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NiKo, huNter- Renew Contracts With G2 CS:GO

The cousins are staying with G2 Esports' CS:GO roster.
The cousins are staying with G2 Esports' CS:GO roster. / Image courtesy of G2 Esports

Bosnian cousin duo Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač have renewed their contracts with G2 Esports CS:GO, the European esports organization announced Saturday.

G2's announcement did not specify the new terms of the seemingly lucrative agreements, but it comes at a pivotal moment for the roster with PGL Major Antwerp 2022 and its $1 million USD prize pool set to be on the line starting on May 9.

Of the two riflers, huNter- has had the longer run with G2 thus far, coming over from CR4ZY in September 2019.

Following a three-year run with FaZe Clan, NiKo joined in November 2020, putting up elite performances and earning Top-15 HLTV player honors along with his cousin in each of the last two years.

Individual success aside, however, the star duo has yet to win a title together on G2, having been runner-ups for numerous tournaments including IEM Cologne 2021, PGL Major Stockholm 2021 and, more recently, IEM Katowice 2022.

In January, G2 initially announced its revamped roster for the new year, sending off longtime members Nemanja "nexa" Isaković and François "AMANEK" Delaunay to make room for the additions of new IGL Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen and new AWPer Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov.

Heading into the PGL Antwerp Major ranked as the sixth-best team in the world, G2 will look to flip its fortunes starting from the Challengers Stage against Team Liquid.

G2’s 2022 CS:GO roster remains:

  • Audric "JACKZ" Jug
  • Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač
  • Nikola "NiKo" Kovač
  • Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov (AWPer)
  • Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen (IGL)
  • Rémy "XTQZZZ" Quoniam (Head Coach)