NiKo responds to YEKINDAR: "I'm pretty open to face Team Liquid again and smash them" Interview2022-11-25 11:14:00
G2 Esports star rifler Nikola "Niko" Kovac responded to the criticism by Mareks "YEKINDAR" Galinskis. After Team Liquid have beaten G2 in BLAST Premier Fall Finals 2022, his opinion was that the European roster didn't progress since the last time they met. In the interview with Pley.gg, Niko stated that he's ready to rematch, feeling confident that they "will smash TL."
I mean we are definitely not the team that we were supposed to be yesterday. If we play them today or tomorrow, I'm pretty sure we'll 2:0 them. Also, they played a bit crazier than they usually do, I think. They don't really care as much as they do for some reason. I don't know why YEKINDAR said that, but I'm pretty open to face Team Liquid again and smash them.
NiKo thinks that G2's problems at the event were created by the lack of official matches. The team had quite a pause after missing IEM Rio Major 2022.
It was a really stiff playing. Because we didn't play officials for 50 days and were losing a bit before that. So it was just a rusty start for us because it's not easy just to come back after that and expect yourself to be amazing. So it was just a slow start. I think we should've won Mirage, but we lost so many afterplants with a good advantage.
NiKo had a good chance to prove his words about Team Liquid. In the quarterfinals at Fall Finals, G2 will face Heroic. If they'll manage to win, YEKINDAR's team will fight them in the semis.
BLAST Premier Fall Finals 2022 is running from November 23 to 27 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The playoffs will be staged at the Royal Arena. The winner of the competition will get $200k of the $425k prize pool and the invite to BLAST World Final.