𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐢! 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐒𝐰𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐧?
Well, I haven’t been here for long, but yesterday I took a walk and I liked it, the city is beautiful! But the only thing I disliked was the cold.
𝐘𝐞𝐬, 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐨! 𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐓𝐈 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞. 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲, 𝐒𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐮𝐩𝐬𝐞𝐭. 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐓𝐈, 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬.
Well, I don’t know. It was the second big tournament in my life. The previous one didn’t have an audience as well, for me, it was nothing special. Just a LAN. The only thing that disappointed me was the hotel, I thought it would be better.
𝐘𝐞𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐦𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝟒𝟎-𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧-𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭.
𝐈 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐬𝐤 “𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐒𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭”, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐈 𝐝𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐈𝟏𝟎 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐋𝐆𝐃. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬?
Frankly speaking, I came to the finals with no expectations whatsoever, I’ve just played DOTA and had no hard thoughts. The only thing I have realized after the fourth map is that we need to change something in our draft. We tried to draft two times differently and it failed us. And I thought after the second map why it was that easy? I mean, was it even possible to win 3-0?
𝐒𝐨 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬. 𝐎𝐆 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐞, 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞?
I think yes. I just need to think only about the game and that’s it.
𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫, 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠. 𝐈𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐫𝐚 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐧𝐝?
I think it’s not about the old-school player’s era coming to an end, it’s about young players that try hard and grind a lot. Like, let’s take Tundra, for instance, I know their individual players play a lot in pubs, as a team they play a lot of matchups, and I know that they are training a lot. In my opinion, they are the most hard-working team at the moment and it shows. The level of the game now is so high, that if you stop practicing you won’t be able to compete with anyone else.
𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐓𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐚 𝐄𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐅𝐚𝐭𝐚’𝐬 𝐤𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧?
If I speak with the knowledge of what is going on, as I have a good relationship with the players, I would say I agree with the replacement. But if you don’t know what is going on internally, I mean for a side viewer, then this whole situation appears not fair. But the results speak for themselves.
𝐘𝐞𝐬, 𝐈 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥. 𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐬 𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐬𝐲𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬. 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐌𝐢𝐚 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐠 – 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐬𝐲𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐎𝐆 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐓𝐈𝟗 𝐫𝐮𝐧. 𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐩𝐬𝐲𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞?
Yes, we have a psychologist, and working with him was very productive so far. A team needs a psychologist also for the reason that he can find the right words in the right situations when we’re tilting for instance. So yes, a team should have this kind of specialist.
𝐀 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐧-𝐃𝐎𝐓𝐀 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐭𝐨𝐩-𝟑 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬.
Hm, I have to think, it’s always different. Well, so Demon Slayer, Violet Evergarden and, let it be One Piece.
𝐒𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐞?
Yes, if you would ask if I watched something like Berserk or Great Teacher Onizuka then probably I would say no because I can’t watch anime with bad visuals. If those were remade, I would watch them.
𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐨 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰!