Natus Vincere’s head coach Andrii “B1ad3” Gorodenskyi in a post-match interview with ESL spoke in regards to the group’s latest choice to check out Denis “digital” Sharipov as their in-game chief. Na’Vi didn’t have the perfect begin within the group stage of ESL Professional League Season 13, one of many causes behind this was an ongoing experiment by the group the place digital was calling the photographs on each Mirage and Overpass, as an alternative of Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov. B1ad3 talked about this matter and tried to clarify the group’s intention behind such a transfer, and what they intend to realize from it sooner or later.
Na’Vi coach on why digital is the IGL on some maps
Digital is just not performing as much as mark on the presently ongoing CS:GO match, however this will not totally be his fault. The 22-year-old Russian entry fragger who has by no means acted as an IGL earlier than in his life has began taking over the function of the group’s IGL on sure maps like Mirage and Overpass.
He presently holds a mean HLTV score of 1.08 throughout 12 maps with a Ok-D of +9. Whereas this will appear truthful sufficient it’s far beneath digital’s potential, principally as a result of he had been busy calling the photographs for his facet within the server for the primary few matches. Speaking about this, Na’Vi head coach explains why they carried out this weird change out of the blue.
“We have been attempting in practise giving the function of IGL to digital on Mirage and Overpass, and it labored, it was high-quality in follow. However if you find yourself taking part in LAN or official matches, there are at all times completely different reactions and choices out of your opponent(s).
In follow, individuals are often attempting out some executes or another stuff, so it didn’t work very well really within the first official maps. We knew it could possibly be like that, and it’s not digital’s drawback for positive as a result of he additionally has no expertise of being an IGL, and he’s not IGLing at some ‘tier-3’ occasion, that is the EPL and groups are very skilled right here.”
Na’Vi did return to Boombl4 taking on the function of the IGL completely after they misplaced back-to-back matches in opposition to FURIA and Gambit. However in line with B1ad3, Na’Vi may attempt the identical once more sooner or later if there’s a probability. This time, nevertheless, Na’Vi are fortunate to have barely made it into the playoffs all due to MIBR, who pulled off a strong ‘2-0’ victory in opposition to Cloud9.
The neighborhood is just not too joyful about this experiment that Na’Vi is attempting as a result of they assume it would hinder with digital’s pure recreation, limiting his total efficiency and affecting Na’Vi negatively. Boombl4 up to now appears to have completed job at calling the photographs, absolutely he’s nonetheless a bit inexperienced however shifting the load over to one in all their star gamers doesn’t seem to be a viable resolution.