YXo: “I’m shocked by the current generation of e-sportsmen and whining that everything is wrong”

Caster Alexey yXo Maletskiy commented on the withdrawal of several CS: GO players due to emotional burnout. In an interview with Sports.ru, he recalled that Natus Vincere sniper Alexander s1mple Kostylev launched the stream after losing in the semifinals of IEM Katowice 2020. According to Maletskiy, this is an example of real “burning with the game”.

“People are different. Looking at Simple, I understand that someone burns out, and he starts the stream and plays on the FPL after official meetings.

To be honest, I am a little shocked by the modern generation of e-sportsmen and whining that everything is not so. I played for almost ten years without a paycheck, except for a short time when we were sponsored by a magazine. I borrowed money, traveled by train to Moscow in order to win a prize at ASUS competitions, win back to zero and come back. Just for the game and the party. Now I cannot understand this whining. Not because I am such an old grandfather who has seen life. But because I understand the value of some things and moments.

It seems to me that the question is not even about NAVI. It’s just that many will now suffer from a lot of online. But to suffer from what? From the fact that you sit at home in your underpants and bang? Seriously?

Yes, psychologically and emotionally, esports is not the most pleasant experience. It’s stress and work. But you are playing the game, you are sitting at home. Stress? I got up, went outside, went to the park, looked at the lake, listened to the birds – and that was all. You have no stress.

Take Simple as an example. He lost the semifinals in Katowice against Ence at 8pm, came to his room and started the FPL stream. He lost the Major. What kind of burnout are we talking about? Here is an example of not burning out, but burning with a game. “


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