NAVI Recrent – First Interview. PUBG Europe League
[On the current bootcamp and short-term goals] We are at the bootcamp in Berlin getting ready for PUBG Europe League which kicks off in 2 days. We’ve been in Germany for a week now; yeah we’ve already gotten used to things here. A trip like this is new to me, but I don’t really feel any stress. Actually, I couldn’t wait to come to the tournament, have some change of scenery… What’s with my voice tone? I couldn’t wait to come to Berlin, have a change of scenery and start practicing with the team. Is there any difference where to bootcamp? – I’d say if I bootcamped before. Since this is my first one, I have no frame of reference. [On what makes a good bootcamp] Good conditions, powerful PCs, and I guess that’s it. A comfortable bed and good food. [About his roommate] Batulins doesn’t snore much, I think, only occasionally. [On playing mostly online lately] There were no LAN tournaments for a while as the devs didn’t allow any except the official one. That’s why we were practicing online, and I think it’s not a big deal, because the PEL features new circle settings and points system. What were the last tournaments we played anyway? We are not satisfied with our recent results, are we? – You mean, latest? – Yes. Well, we are. Isn’t placing second good enough? Well, not so much. So, are we satisfied? Overall, we are satisfied, but we could’ve done better. [On fixing the mistakes] We don’t really do post-tournament analysis, but rather after every match. We analyze and work on our mistakes after every game and after each tournament day is over. I think it’s enough. [On using Unique League and other tournaments as practice] Yes, we did use them as practice, because the last season of Unique League we played had the PEL-like format, which was good preparation to get used to the new points system and other things. [On the team’s current goals] The goal is to do well in the PEL Phase 1 and then try to carry that momentum throughout the competition. Can’t beat that logic. [On the league’s format] The downside is probably having to be here for a while. Well, some might consider it an upside. The good thing about this format is a large number of matches played which will determine the best team. And one of the cons is its flawed points distribution system. For example, not getting any points for knocking an enemy down, which is sometimes really unfair. [On the scene’s growth] I think I’ll pass. I prefer the Valve-like system of Minors and Majors; I think it’d suit PUBG better than a league one. What’s the atmosphere like in the team now? [On the atmosphere within the team] – A genial one. – Genial, my a**. Genial… Hard-working and friendly. [Describe your teammates] Sadovnik is a jack-of-all-trades, as it turned out. POKAMOLODOY is a natural captain. He’s blunt and confident in his decisions. Blunt or straightforward… No, he’s blunt. If someone messes up, he’ll point it out, and everybody’s going to be okay about that because they know he’s right. And Batulins is Batulins. [Typical day at the bootcamp] We wake up and sit down at the computers. Sometimes we eat and sleep. Other than that, we do some media activities and that’s basically it. [Addressing to the fans] Wow, I’ve never done that. Thank you all for watching us online, cheer and support NAVI at PEL.