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TORONTOTOKYO: "Do you know what I missed at the Major? There were very few explosions and confetti when we won. The organizers saved money even on this"

Team Spirit midlaner Alexander "TORONTOTOKYO" Khertek spoke about what drove him during the sensational run at The International 2021. He wanted to prolong the feeling of simply being and competing there for as long as possible. On his stream, he shared that it was his sole motivation closer to the tournament's conclusion.

After the win over the VP, I didn't think about winning or losing. I was thinking: the main thing today is to do everything I could to wake up tomorrow knowing that I need to play again. I needed to put maximum effort to stay at the tournament for as long as possible. Every time I was exiting the hotel room, I thought that I want to exit it tomorrow in the same way.

Alexander "TORONTOTOKYO" Khertek
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Do you know what I missed at the Major? There were very few explosions and confetti when we won. It's like one thing farted from one side of the stage, and that's it. The organizers saved money even on this. I was shocked.

Before that, we played in Riyadh, where PSG.LGD won. There were explosions, all sorts of things, it was great, but we just took second place. We come to the Major like, "This is it: now we need to feel the same for ourselves." We win, and there's just a girl shooting one thing, and that's it.

Alexander "TORONTOTOKYO" Khertek

TORONTOTOKYO also said that Team Spirit is the best organization on the pro scene. He came to this conclusion after speaking with pros from other orgs. The team is currently on a break before The International 2022, which is set up to start on October 15.

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