nawwk: "You have to be happy in real life to have the best performance in CS"

The NIP AWPer Tim "nawwk" Jonasson, who the organization put on the transfer list after signing Nicolai "device" Reedtz, opened up about problems that prevented him from reaching his full potential in the Swedish team. The esports athlete believes that poor health partially led to the inconsistent performance in NIP.

I still feel like one of the main reasons for not being that consistent has been my health overall. Before, I could sit inside for days without going outside for some fresh air. I’d just play all the time and magically think that I would get better by just playing aimlessly. After a while, you just hit a wall.

In my opinion, you have to be happy in real life to have the best performance in CS. Some people are probably not going to agree with me, but that is fine. It’s different for every person.

However, Jonasson admitted that poor health was not the only factor affecting his shape in NIP.

But I’m not going to sit here and just blame it all on my health and say that I’m a perfect player, because I’m not. Not even close. There are things that I can definitely improve in the game.

I’d say that I need to take more initiative and have more impact during games. There are some games that I have rewatched and just thought: "What was I doing?"

Currently, nawwk is still under contract with NIP and plans on continuing his way in CS:GO. Switching to Valorant is not an interesting career option for the Swede.

When I got benched, I kind of expected that it could be difficult to find a new team quickly due to multiple reasons. The biggest reason is that COVID is still around, and buyouts are difficult in this era.

I haven’t really set a timetable for finding a new team. CS is still the game I’m dedicated to and passionate about. At the moment, VALORANT is not interesting for me. Maybe in the future, but I doubt it.

Let us recall that nawwk was playing for NIP from January 2020 to April 2021. During this time, the 3-4th place at ESL Pro League Season 13 was the team’s best achievement.