How's bootcamp going for Natus Vincere?

Dota 2 / News / 27 January 2021 — 14:37

NAVI Dota 2 Bootcamp

How's bootcamp going for ua Natus Vincere Dota 2 team? Let's summarize the results of our team's performance, and read a commentary on the bootcamp from ua Sergey "AnahRoniX" Bykovskiy and ua Andrey "Mag" Chipenko.

The Born to Win gathered at the bootcamp for the first season of ESL One CIS Online. The Upper Division matches began on January 21st and will continue until February 26th: the results will determine three teams that will play in the Major.

What do you think of the team's first weeks at bootcamp? Is everything going well?
uaSergey "AnahRoniX" Bykovskiy

The bootcamp is going well. At first, the guys were getting used to the change of scenery, but then they got used to it. Usually, the day starts with waking up, breakfast, individual practice, and then we play "scrims". After our practices, we have some free time. From time to time we work with a psychologist. In the evening we can play board games or watch movies together. Nothing extraordinary, except that due to the format of the league bootcamp is quite long. 

Is the bootcamp scheduled for the entire Dota Pro Circuit season, or will it end sooner?
uaSergey "AnahRoniX" Bykovskiy

The bootcamp will last until the end of the league, that is, until February 26.

All ua Natus Vincere Dota Pro Circuit matches will be played at the same time. Is this approach more convenient? Or is it better if the matches start at different times?
uaSergey "AnahRoniX" Bykovskiy

We still don't know the times of the last two matches yet, because the schedule is only announced for the four-game weeks. Of course, when you play at the same time, you already develop a certain routine for the day: it's easier for the players to organize their time, and for me, as the manager, to insert other activities into this schedule.

The first opponent of ua NAVI was ru Team Unique. This team previously played under the tag NoPangolier and signed a contract with a new organization just before the start of the championship.

As for the match that took place, our players fought beautifully. ua Natus Vincere started the tournament with a confident victory - 2 : 0. The games lasted for about 30 minutes on both maps.

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The second game was against zz NoTechies, a mix of strong players led by ru Solo, among whom are familiar names to ua NAVI fans (ua Crystallize, kg W_Zayac). The match promised to be very interesting and intense.

Our guys were properly prepared for the match, and it ended in less than an hour after the start. 2 : 0 - another unconditional victory.

What can you say about the matches that took place? Did everything go according to plan?
Andrey "Mag" Chipenko

Considering that we had a long break, I think we did a good job. There were some mistakes in the games, but the game was still under our control. Bootcamp just started, and we have enough time to improve our game.

Which opponents do you consider favorites in the race for the slots in the Major?
Andrey "Mag" Chipenko

Obviously, the main opponent is ru The other teams that stand out are zz Live to Win and ru Team Spirit. These guys have been playing together longer than the other teams.

To summarize, we should note that the Natus Vincere team got off to a great start in the tournament and now contends for the slot in the Major. In addition to the sports results, our guys show a high media activity. Some of the videos are presented on NAVI.Dota 2 channel.

The next match with Natus Vincere will on January 31st. The start of the bout is scheduled for 15:00 CET. The opponent of the Born to Win will be ru EXTREMUM. Do not miss it! #navination