Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač
Nikola Kovač also known as “Niko” is a famous Bosnian Professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. Niko currently plays for G2 Esports and is considered to be among the best CS: GO players. Niko was born on February 16, 1997. Niko has been voted among the best players by the HLTV many times.
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NiKo’s Config / Cfg
cl_crosshairthickness 1; cl_crosshaircolor 5; cl_crosshairsize 2; cl_crosshaircolor_g 255; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairgap -4; cl_crosshaircolor_b 250; cl_crosshairalpha 255; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshaircolor_r 255; cl_crosshairdot 0;
viewmodel_recoil 1; viewmodel_offset_z -1; cl_viewmodel_shift_right_amt 0.75; viewmodel_offset_y 1.5; cl_viewmodel_shift_left_amt 1.5; viewmodel_fov 65; cl_righthand 1; viewmodel_presetpos 0; viewmodel_offset_x 2;
cl_bobamt_vert 0.14; cl_bobcycle 0.98; cl_bob_lower_amt 5; cl_bobamt_lat 0.33;
-freq 240 -tickrate 128 -noforcemaccel -console -novid -noforcemspd -noforcemparms
NiKo’s CS:GO Video Settings
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|Boost Player Contrast||Use Uber Shaders||FXAA Anti-Aliasing|
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|8x MSAA||Enabled||Anisotropic 8x|
|Motion Blur||Wait for Vertical Sync||Triple-Monitor Mode|
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NiKo’s Gaming Gear
NiKo’s PC Specs
Nikola Kovac was born on 16 February 1997 in Bosnia. Niko first started to gain recognition across Europe after being signed by Team iNation. After seeing his impressive performances, Mousesports started to show interest in him and signed him in March 2015.
Due to the continuance of his impressive performances, he was signed by FaZe Clan in February 2017. Niko won his first big tournament StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 in February 2017. After winning that tournament Niko and his team didn’t win any tournament for 5 months and nearly missed Championship Series Season 3, that led to FaZe Clan re-shuffling their roster, and FaZe Clan ended up bringing 2-star players of 2015, Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer Gustafsson and Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács, because of which FaZe Clan manage to find their lost momentum and managed to win ESL One: New York 2017 and ELEAGUE CS: GO Premier 2017 back to back. After this FaZe Clan didn’t win any tournament for two months and ended up taking the Esports Championship Series Season 4 trophy over Mousesports at the end of the year. In the year 2018, FaZe Clan just falls short of winning ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018, after that they FaZe Clan won Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Sydney, ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018, EPICENTER 2018 event in Moscow, and BLAST Pro Series.
On October 28, 2020, Niko’s three-and-a-half-year journey with FaZe Clan came to an end and he Joined G2 Esports which he is currently signed with.
Awards and Nominations
- Niko was voted among the best players by HLTV for five consecutive years; 11th best player of 2016, 2nd best player of 2017, 3rd best player of 2018, 11th best player of 2019, and 4th best player of 2020.
- Niko was also voted MVP of 7 different tournaments.
Best Tournament Placements So Far
- 1st in ESL One: Cologne 2020 Online – Europe
- 1st in DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018
- 1st in DreamHack Open Summer 2019 (CS:GO)
- 1st in IGL 2016 – Grand Finals
- 2nd in IEM Season XVI – Summer
- 1st in Spring Sweet Spring #2
- 5th-8th in ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017
- 3rd in ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe
- 2nd in cs_summit 3
- 1st in DreamHack Open Fall 2020
- 1st in HomeSweetHome: Week 5
- LOOT.BET/CS Season 6
- 1st in World Cyber Arena 2017 – Europe (CS:GO)
- 1st in ECS S7 – Europe Series 5
- 1st in ECS S7 – NA Series 1