Natus Vincere sniper Alexander s1mple Kostylev spoke about receiving the MVP award at BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020 in CS: GO. He thanked the teammates for their help, and also promised the fans not to relax and perform at the top level for many years to come. According to Kostylev, he is glad that many new strong esportsmen appear on the scene, because with their help he gets to know the game better.
“I think this is a well-deserved reward because we won. It means a lot to me, but without my teammates I could not have achieved it. Thanks to them for helping me with the game, helping for stay focused. I just played my game and didn’t think about anything else.
I do not intend to relax. As I said, I want to stay at this level for many years to come. It’s great that more and more new players appear who are performing at a very good level. It’s good for me too, because I look at them and learn something new. This is my game, I want to know everything about it. “
In a post-match interview with an English-language analytics studio, Kostylev also told how his team helped Valery B1t Vakhovsky to get ready for the match with Astralis in the grand final.
“We told him not to dwell on the fact that this is the final, but said that it was just another game. We knew he would show himself well. I believed in him throughout the tournament because he is an unusual guy. He is a good person and perfectly complements our team. “
In an interview with s1mple, he also said that he “completely forgot about Valorant,” which made the studio hosts laugh. At the end of the conversation, the Ukrainian esportsman thanked the fans for their support, and the haters for their criticism and constant reminders that he needs to train more.
“Thanks guys. You know that I am grateful to everyone – and even to those who scold me. I respect your criticism and constant reminders that I need to play and train more. And I will continue. Thanks guys”.
BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020 was held online from January 19 to 24. In the final Natus Vincere defeated Astralis with a score of 2: 0, and Kostylev was named the most valuable player of the tournament.