Gpk~: "Don't hate ana for an unfortunate series, he is an exceptional player"2022-08-11 19:20:00
Outsiders (Virtus.pro) midlaner Danil "gpk~" Skutin commented on their win over Royal Never Give Up in the lower bracket of PGL Dota 2 Major Arlington 2022. He thinks that Anathan "ana" Pham had a bad day, but should still be considered a great player. Gpk shared these thoughts on VP's social media.
I'm glad we managed to defeat RNG. We know that we can be stronger as we are trying to rule out mistakes with every new game. On Tiny's build: I simply understood that a classic kit will become insufficient in the late game, so I decided to buy Dagon.
On ana's performance: don't hate him for an unfortunate series, he is an exceptional player.
Gpk~ also visited a Russian broadcast and spoke about the players he studies. He prefers watching Chinese players, especially Lu "Somnus`M' Yao.
I highly rate Somnus in the middle lane. I'm like a real fan of his. And NothingToSay, too. I like how he plays. When I watch mid replays, it's always Somnus`M. He has interesting heroes, and it helps to understand the matchups. I always enjoy watching him. It's sad there's no SumaiL at the tournament. I think it would be nice to face him in the lane.
Outsiders defeated RNG with a score of 2:0. Ana, who was the stand-in for the Chinese team, made many unforced mistakes, such as selling MKB just to buy it again later in the game or dying without a buyback. As a result of this series, RNG dropped out of the Major and lost a chance to qualify to TI11 through DPC points.