Natus Vincere player Egor flamie Vasiliev commented on the team’s victory over Nemiga Gaming on WePlay! Clutch Island by CS: GO. He noted that the squad members were not ready to lose on the first map and lag behind on the second, but this did not lead to a conflict within the team. Vasiliev told about this in an interview on the Russian-language broadcast of WePlay.
“No, there really were no conflicts. We probably did not expect that we would lose the first card so much and would lose the second with this score. In fact, I am pleased and glad that no one was presenting anything. We understood that we could win the match – until we lost, it made no sense to breed something. We adhered to this plan and ended up making a comeback on Dust2 and almost lost to Nuke, but there wasn’t any “mosh”. It’s just a kind of astonishment, a shock, probably because I don’t remember in my life at all that we would almost lose the match on Nuke from such an account. ”
Flamie also said that in the finals of the top bracket of the playoffs he would like to meet with Virtus.pro. The e-sportsman explained that VP is a principled rival for NAVI, and noted that he does not want to play with Team Spirit, since it performs well online.
On June 26, NAVI defeated Nemiga in the WePlay semifinal! Clutch Island. The meeting ended with a score of 2: 1 – 11:16 on Inferno, 22:20 on Dust2 and 19:16 on Nuke. The flamie roster went to the winners’ finals, and the team of Anton Speed4k Titova fell into the bottom bracket.
WePlay! Clutch Island is the second RMR series tournament for teams from the CIS. At the championship, $ 50 thousand are played out and the points needed to get on the only major of the year – ESL One Rio 2020.