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S1mple: "I need to step up because my team carried me" Interview

Natus Vincere sniper Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev talked to James Banks after reaching the semifinals of PGL Major Antwerp 2022. The player spoke about his form and the last match against Heroic.

It was hard to play, especially for me. First of all, I need to step up. Because as a team we were playing really good on the second and third map. Actually, we prepared a really good Inferno, but it seems they prepared better. I need to step up a bit because my team carried me. [The reason?] I just feel some of the rounds were unlucky. I was overthinking that opponents were going to do something smart, you know. And sometimes, they just do something normal when I was expecting something much better. That's it.

Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
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How does he feel beating Heroic on Nuke after losing to them on the previous tournaments

It's a very [good feeling] because of course we prepared this map but we had a 25% win rate on it in the past three months. And yeah, maybe, it's the Major map, you know.
This is a more important tournament than the previous two that we played. So of course we expected them to play good and yeah. I mean…

Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev

S1mple was unable to finish his interview because of the crowd chanting his name. He thanked them for the support, causing ovations.

NAVI defeated Heroic in a full bo3. The Danes were better on the first map and got close to winning on the second. But the deciding Nuke turned out to be a disaster for Heroic. NAVI hammered Heroic in the first half, and the second was just a formality. In the next match, s1mple's team will face ENCE.

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