Mykhailo "Kane" Blagin post-ESL blog

CS2 / News / 20 May 2018 — 20:44

Kane talks about the past tournaments and the coming ones

Coach of ua NAVI.GG.BET ua Mykhailo "Kane" Blagin commented on the team's performance during the LAN-finals of ESL Pro League S7 on his VK page, and also talked about the priority tournaments for the squad in the future.

"Well, it's sad, but the results have to be summed up a day before the end of the tournament. The final result is normal, although we all wanted more. First of all, we wanted to play the finals with the best team as of now - dk Astralis. There was a belief that we could give them a fight. They deprived the fans of such a confrontation. All this is frustrating.

About the match with us Liquid - we prepared a lot before playing with them. Knew all 3 maps that would be coming up. I made a mistake with the choice of our map. In general, I very rarely make mistakes, but here, I think, I was mistaken. We would always leave Inferno until the very end of the preparation. As a result, we did not have time to prepare this map as we needed, we will already be in the process when StarSeries S5 kicks off.

As you can see, the team is progressing, because this time we reached the semi-finals without using our strongest map. And you best believe, it will be our strongest again. Underestimation of us Liquid? It was not in terms of preparation, but apparently, somewhere the players (we know that we were stronger in terms of game level) relaxed and dismissed Dust2, having committed many simply unnecessary actions. We will deal with all this.

When will we win the championship? I hope very soon. The StarSeries S5 tournament, which happens on our home turf, where we need your support, and the championship in China, all this is within our power. But will those victories satisfy us? Just a bit, because our goal is to become the best team in the world. If you prioritize, then the 3 tournaments that are most important for us are the Major tournament, ELEAGUE (if we receive an invite) and ESL One Cologne 2018. These are tournaments with maximum participants' preparation, and a victory in one or two of them will confirm that we have achieved our current goals "