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Some questions were really funny.
Okay, let's go. What's the first one? Do esports players get pension? I haven't retired yet to answer this I don't think it's likely to be so,
unfortunately. For now.
Maybe in 10 years
or in some countries even earlier.
It'll be true. It all comes to it What if you were not a gamer?
If you hadn't succeed? What would you do? Rather a difficult question:
who would you be?.
Don't know, maybe
I would set up business Like what? It doesn't matter,
I just like this idea of developing.
I would do what I like and what makes money.
Don't know, it's hard to tell. Now
I'm some kind of blogger at the same time.
Maybe I would film some cool videos.
Like vines and so on Something like that Can you publish an audiobook? Well, we've been thinking about it It's not that easy.
we need to translate it into English.
We're doing it right now.
We also need to translate it into Ukrainian.
It all takes time.
We need to publish it at least in Russian.
We could do it
but now we don't have such task in mind.
How much time do preparations last?
How did you gather NaVi and find sponsors? It depends whether it is LAN or not.
Then you must evaluate the chances soberly.
If you go to the tournament
and you know how other teams play.
You understand and analyze their best sides.
You estimate your chances. For example,
when I played for Gambit they were 24th.
We didn't have an aim to win tournaments So we had some goals like....
It's a secret but we had a goal
at the beginning to win Major.
We kept it in mind
and after a year it became true.
But at other tournaments our task was
to gain experience.
So we practiced a lot.
We'd been playing for months.
Just closed the door and played We always knew we were trying to catch up
with others and never were favorites.
Of course we had to work a lot,
much more than others.
To get at other teams' level
and surpass those ahead of us.
If you are a team
who is the favourite at the tournament.
You can do some work, play and
be beaten by someone. Like ENCE did with us.
You'll be wondering how it happened
but no one knows how much ENCE's trained.
Maybe they won those particular 2 rounds
because they practiced more.
And they got what they deserved, so to say If you're underdogs and want to win,
you have to do so much work.
Much more than other teams I can't say exact figures how much
you should practice for a tournament.
Years, months. Always About sponsors. Guys, they want to things.
First, your result.
Second, media personality.
If you don't fit the first point,
you are not likely to fit the second.
So first of all, achieve the result.
With the result you'll get media involved.
And then there will be sponsors It's not a problem,
they can find you by themselves Would you like a new tattoo? I think about it, I have a lot of tattoos.
If I do one more, I'll show it to you How often do you go to gym? I've been going to gym for three months
three-four times a week.
I have set goals in mind.
Before I used to....
I happened not to go there
for several weeks, sometimes for months.
But I've been training for about ten years.
Sometimes more, sometimes less
but I try to keep in shape.
What do you feel
playing against Astralis/Liquid? I don't feel anything special
playing against Liquid I just remember that we keep losing to them
and we want to win finally.
We want to adjust to them,
to feel confidence and power against them.
I think if we had met Liquid at Major
a second time we would have won.
About Astralis: I always feel
it's very difficult to play against them.
They play great and tough in the game.
All those tactics, flashes, rounds
and so on Besides, they're emotionally charged and
they're strong fighters and it's important.
It's very hard to break them down,
destroy them morally.
Every team has its own limit
and when a team reaches it.
It starts to swim. We call it a swim.
It's when a team can't play confidentially
and precisely, can't concentrate Then they start to lose like 10-1.
You just start to sort of melt down
and that's it for you.
But that rarely happens to Astralis Even in the most difficult situations
they're looking for something to catch on.
To win an almost lost round
and then the whole match That's why I admire them, they're amazing,
respect to them.
It's a team which must be today.
In 2019. It had to appear.
And show what professionalism
in esports is like and how it works Astralis showed that to everyone, respect Is a vacation after Major necessary? You need to have a vacation after every
tournament especially this one in Katowice where we just went mad
and depressed after two weeks.
You need a vacation after any competition
because they're very tiresome.
But often it doesn't work so. For example,
now we fly to China and then to the USA.
So we won't have a vacation But we can't do anything else because otherwise it's be impossible
to compete with the best teams.
Everyone works a lot.
We'll have a vacation later. When we retire.
Can I order your book online?
Will there be your autograph/insert? Yes, yes, there are going to be bonuses
like my autograph and inserts.
You will be able to order the book online.
Soon we'll open a site
where you can preorder it.
The book must be bombastic. It has 400
pages and there are a lot of cool stories.
We're still in process. Be ready
and keep your $12 (approximately) at hand.
We don't want it to be an ordinary book,
more like a souvenir for you to keep it.
Or you can give it to someone as a gift.
It has a beautiful hard cover.
Good quality paper. Now we're thinking
about adding autographs and other bonuses Also there'll be a cool thing
like a secret code.
One who finds it will get a serious prize.
It won't be just one. We haven't agreed
on the amount yet.
Prizes are different but one is really cool
We keep in mind some marketing stuff.
When there will be CIS League's servers
in Far East? We plan it to be in the beginning of summer Is there a pressure from the team
if you don't make a kill? It all depends on the mindset
of the whole team, how calm guys feel.
Whether there is balance in the team.
When you or your teammate didn't kill
someone, it depends on how you treat it.
And what that guy
who failed thinks about it If he failed and he thinks
that the team thinks of him as a bastard.
But if he failed and the team supports him
and says just not your luck.
He will say to himself
to gather his shit together.
And he'll try to do his best to improve.
So there's no need to blame him So everything depends
on the state in the team For now we're working on this issue because
we have some problems with it but....
But we make progress so ta say Can I get to FPL via CIS League? Yes of course.
We give away three slots in FPL and FPL C So guys you can really get there,
it's your chance I've already told about these opportunities
in CIS League and we're gonna add more.
I'll tell you about it later.
You can make your esports career real there.
You'll get serious esports offers.
Then you will develop step by step.
You'll make progress in a professional way I think it's the most professional way
in the world.
It's what we've planned
and what's we're working on.
Now you can win a slot in FPL.
And play with the best players in the world
and you can be noticed there That's how your esports career may be made.
Just what many gamers did.
By FPL they decided their own destiny.
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