B1ad3 on English in NAVI: "I'm not playing, but it's very important for players to be on point every second to understand each other" Interview2023-09-18 09:18:00
NAVI coach Andrij "B1ad3" Gorodenskyj spoke about issues the CS:GO roster faced after transitioning to English. His job is not affected for most parts, but the players' communication slowed down. B1ad3 shared the details in the post-match interview at ESL Pro League S18.
I think it's not super complicated, but yeah, there are some little issues. But I don't think it affects really much how we communicate. We just wait sometimes, in a discussion about theory, it can be delayed by 1-2 seconds. From the previous lineup, s1mple was the most fluent in English, so it's not a problem for [two of] us. But I'm not playing. It's very important for players to be on point every second to understand [each other]. These little margins matter, but for me, as a coach, I can understand everything from behind. <...> I'm constantly analyzing what I said [in timeouts]. Should I do it faster next time to shorten this? So yeah, that little problem I have.
NAVI beat FaZe Clan in the match for first place in Group C at ESL Pro League Season 18. Both teams proceed to playoffs, with NAVI advancing to the quarterfinals. Their opponent will be determined as the final phase unfolds.
ESL Pro League Season 18 runs from August 30 to October 1 in Malta. 32 teams are fighting for $850,000 and spots at IEM Katowice 2024 and BLAST World Final 2023.