Niko is a one of a kind talent in EU. There has been an almost unanimous consensus that Niko is extremely talented. His contractual obligations to Mousesports definitely tied him down to Mousesports. Much of his talent was wasted on the team which could not produce result.
It's pretty insane that when we tried to buy out niko from mouz in kinguin/g2 the price was around 40k$ and faze bought him for 500k$+????(1)
— Maikel Bill (@maikelele) March 1, 2017
In a recent Tweet, Maikelele stated that G2 / Kinguin wanted t buyout Niko from Mouz at $40,000. The recent rumors of his deal with faze being $500,000 definitely puts him in another league as a player. The $500,000 tag is of course unconfirmed. If it is true, it will be one of the highest value deals in terms of monetary value.