Virtus.pro player Marek YEKINDAR Galinskis commented on the victory over Team Liquid in the IEM Katowice 2021 CS: GO semifinals. In an interview with ESL, he also spoke about the comparison with Alexander s1mple Kostylev – Galinskis said that he does not yet reach the level of the sniper Natus Vincere.
YEKINDAR noted that Virtus.pro gained confidence after defeating Astralis. In addition, in the match against Liquid, the entire squad was in excellent individual shape.
“After the victory over Astralis, we are not afraid of anyone. We understood that Liquid would most likely be weaker than the Danish team, so we did not feel pressure either in clutches or in the whole game – it was a little easier for us to play. I think our entire squad was in good shape, so it was hard for the opponents. “
When asked about a turning point in a relatively equal streak, YEKINDAR recalled an unsuccessful round and stated that even the most offensive defeats do not affect the team’s mood:
“The turning point for us was the defeat in the economic round against Liquid with only Glock. It was sad – I myself am to blame for this. We never lose our spirits, even when only Glock is losing. The team immediately focuses on the next round, forgets about past mistakes. We don’t need to change anything in the middle of a match – we just play. “
According to Galinskis, while he cannot be compared with s1mple, in the future he may surpass the NAVI player:
“S1mple is much stronger than me. Some people think that I or someone else plays better than s1mple, but this is not so. Just watch what he does and what I do. Perhaps someday I will equal him or even surpass him, but definitely not now. “
Virtus.pro defeated Team Liquid with a score of 2: 0 and advanced to the IEM Katowice 2021 final.