REZ: "To become a good AWPer, I look up to sh1ro and ZywOo" 

NIP player Fredrik "REZ" Sterner gave an interview to Sport Expressen, where he spoke about his transition from rifling to AWPing. According to the Swede, in order to become a strong sniper, he, among other things, studies the demos of such recognized masters as Dmitry "sh1ro" Sokolov and Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut. 

I think I'm getting better as I get more and more into the new role. It gives me confidence. It will be interesting to see how things go at the Major. As far as transitioning to the new role, I spoke with Aleksib and our coach, after which I watched lots of top players' demos. To become a good AWPer, I look up to sh1ro and ZywOo. There are different styles of playing AWP, so for now I'm learning everything and trying to figure out what suits me best. s1mple? No, I probably won't get much out of him. This guy does his own thing.

REZ also shared his expectations for IEM Rio Major 2022. 

It's cool that there is no big favorite. It's nice to feel that anyone can win. We also feel that we can beat any team if we play our best. Our squad still has a lot of stuff to work on. Communication in English can sometimes get chaotic, but that's to be expected.

Thanks to a successful run at the European RMR tournament, NIP will start IEM Rio Major 2022 from the Legends Stage. On November 5, at 20:45 MSK, the Ninjas will play their first match at the Major against fnatic.