S1mple: "Electronic is very smart and can outcall any IGL" Interview2022-06-20 08:58:00
NAVI superstar Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev praised Denis "electronic" Sharipov for their win at BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2022. He thinks they will only improve going forward. S1mple gave his thoughts to the aftermatch desk and pley.gg.
Electronic is very smart and can outcall any IGL. He is very good in mid-round calls. When you just need to go, don’t use any nades, and they won’t even expect you.
[Some think it's just a honeymoon period] I think they’re wrong. He needs to work more on other stuff and, hopefully, he will be even better.
On sdy's contribution and his potential future with NAVI
We are still a team and organization who is hunting for any trophy and ready to win it. Especially with low preparation and a new player, we did a really good job. We played really good CS, especially against FaZe, and I think today we played good as well. <...>
I hope he will play in Cologne, I think he played great. He had a lot of key rounds against OG and Vitality today, a lot of multi-kills. I think he is a really calm guy and he is ready to learn, he knows how to listen to other people.
You can imagine, we can achieve more with this player if we’re going to stay with him.
On s1mple’s 20th MVP title
It feels great. I mean, of course, it's always nice to get some new records, but overall I’m really happy that we managed to win our first tournament in 2022 as NAVI.
NAVI grabbed the BLAST Spring Finals trophy with Victor "sdy" Orudzhev on loan and electronic debuting as the captain. S1mple became the first to have 20 MVP medals, overtaking dev1ce. In the grand final, NAVI defeated Vitality with a score of 2:0. Their next big stop is IEM Cologne 2022, which starts on July 5.