Yatoro about opponents at the Major: "BOOM? Who are they? They don't seem like great players to me. I feel they are mediocre" Interview2022-05-02 16:33:00
Ilya "Yatoro" Mulyarchuk commented on Team Spirit's performance in the DPC Playoffs and shared his expectations from ESL One Stockholm Dota Major 2022. Carry discussed these topics with Andrii "ALWAYSWANNAFLY" Bondarenko on stream.
On losing to BetBoom
In fact, if you look at our games' history, we constantly f*ck up the first match of the tournament: IG, Daxak's team, HellRaisers, we lost to everyone. After that defeat, we thought we need to get in shape. Otherwise, we’ll end up in the lower division. So we worked on that. This format drops you into a lower bracket. I think, if we had a second match, we'd beat BetBoom no problem. I won’t guess what would’ve happened in that case, but I think we would've had a chance against Daxak’s legendary Nature's Prophet.
On China missing the Major
Chinese absence at the Major is very disappointing. I don’t even know other attending teams. I think that without China, it will be quite boring. But we'll see what happens. Maybe BetBoom are just geniuses who are f*cking good at Dota. And they outplayed us because they are really tough, and they will f*ck up everyone else at the Major? Who knows.
Most interesting teams besides Chinese
I guess the most exciting games will be against Fnatic and T1. BOOM? Who are they? They don't seem like great players to me. I feel they are mediocre. I'm curious how OG will perform on a proper LAN with an audience. It seems like there will be a crowd. <...> I think Tundra will perform pretty well. They have a strong roster.
On True Sight
I'd be happy to watch it myself, but I don't know when it'll come out. It's almost a year, and there's still no True Sight. They film it on real good cameras, like in the movies. I guess 20 cameras make about 700 Tb worth of content. That's why Valve's post-production takes so long.
ESL One Stockholm 2022 is set to start on 12 May. 14 attending teams will compete for $500k of prize money and DPC points. Chinese players will miss the Stockholm Major due to COVID lockdown at home. They’ll compete in a regional final instead.