Streamer and commentator Arseniy ceh9 Trinozhenko shared his opinion on the performance of teams from the CIS at IEM Katowice 2021 CS: GO. He noted that the result of the teams will go down in the history of the esports scene of the shooter from Valve.
“It’s clear that, especially for guys like Gambit or Spirit, who, in principle, attended much fewer such events – first of all Gambit … If they played on stage, they would show a completely different CS in front of the audience, because this is the atmosphere, the jitters. Again, someone plays better, someone worse. But in general, these LAN factors affect newcomers negatively. And it is clear that the Internet in this sense puts on an equal footing both the super-megadays from Astralis and the guys from the Gambit team.
But we didn’t invent the coronavirus. There is a coronavirus year, everything goes on the Internet – everyone is already used to it. And, of course, in any case, these achievements will remain in history. No one there will remember that this is a coronavirus year, there was no stage, spectators, etc. There will be a result – and this result is the most serious, firstly, in the career of the guys from Gambit, and secondly, the guys from the Spirit team, thirdly, the whole scene in general, of course. “
On February 21, the group stage of IEM Katowice 2021 ended.