W_Zayac AMA: answers

24 Jul 2019 505
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W_Zayac — on the tournament preparation, favourite heroes, and his own position

kg Bakyt "W_Zayac" Emilzhanov answered the most interesting questions from fans. Bakyt talked about preparations for The International 2019, highlighted his favorite heroes, and also suggested why the opponents are so afraid of his Techies.

Nikita "B3RRy" Vyazemsky: Having a large pool of heroes and playing so well, why did you choose Nyx Assassin for such overdominance over everyone on the map?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov

I always liked heroes with invisibility, also with strong lategame potential. 

Iskandar Zakirov: What is it like to be an esportsman?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

Cool.

"buttik": What about ru Chu? Have you talked? Does he have a grudge?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

We're friends on Steam. I don't know.

"BENZ0": Will there be problems with a visa to China?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

It's all good.

Yura Kuzin: Do you feel bad for your teammates, because often your individual game takes the spotlight, and not the team play?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

There is truth in this. Well, I think everyone understands that I was overhyped in these qualifiers.

Maxim Zolotarev: Why did you choose this particular role? Do you take offense when all merits are given to the cores?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

I played supports at the start. No.

Rokhan Kostomarov: Can you name a fantasy roster of Kyrgyz players with whom you would most likely win the WESG?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

kg Blizzy offlane. kg Cutcutcut or kg dream` carry, kg Stormc4t mid and kg Puberrr position five.

Kirill Romashov: We all know that you like to play "dirty". So when will you unleash the “Farm Champion” and Visage? Phoenix would be better, though.
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

They are not in the meta, and I would not say that they are my best heroes.

Kirill Romashov: Do you watch anime? If so, what 5 titles did you like? If not, then list those that you watched.
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, Seven Deadly Sins, SAO, No Game No Life.

Kirill Romashov: Is Papich the best?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

At some point.

Nikola "Niko Niko NIII" Muravskiy: Why are teams so scared of your Techies? What is the main strength of this hero? Do the teams not feel like counter-picking/spending a lot more on warding?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

Most likely, it is just inconvenient to play against the hero, and the opponents did not want to risk it.

Nikola "Niko Niko NIII" Muravskiy: When did you start playing DotA?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

I've known the game since I was 5, but I started actually playing at 12.

Nikola "Niko Niko NIII" Muravskiy: I play position 3 myself, 4k MMR; you know the game doesn't rely on just that hero, because if your mid/carry had a bad lane, then you rarely can do much. How to gain MMR in this case? Do you tilt? If so, how do you get out of tilt?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

You can gainMMR as any position, you just need to practice and try your best. Yes, it happens, I tilt, just calm myself, because I lose in this state. Overall... I take a break, walk, cycle, go out with friends.

Roman Konig: Enough with dota. Name 3 favorite dishes :)
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

Pilaf, fried potatoes and meat, but cooked according to Kyrgyz traditions.

“WinStreak”: I have 4k MMR, I have been playing for 5 years, but I can't gain more. What rating did you start with and how long did it take to get your rank?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

The first account at 4500, the second at 5000.

Sallman: Name 3 strongest position 4 heroes.
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

Dark Willow, Shadow Demon, Treant Protector.

Vladimir Gnatyuk: Why did you choose position 4, and not anything else? And how do you manage to demonstrate such a high level of the game?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

When I started to play, I wanted to be a captain and position 5. Later I realized that I lacked some qualities and experience for the captain, and decided to play for myself. Because of this, I decided to move to the 4th position. Good preparation and a strong pool of heroes.

Vladimir Gnatyuk: After the qualifications, a very large part of the CIS community considers you to be the best pos4, at least in our region. By the way, do you agree with this?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

I can only say I need to show my skill against the top teams consistently in the long run. 

Vlad "F0VEN": Did you have an idol, so to speak, when you started playing? You looked at him and thought: "I want to be like him".
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

It is difficult to choose someone, I always look at the top players of my position at the moment.

Sanzhar Abaskanov: I would like to know if there will be any fan meeting in Bishkek?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

Perhaps, after The International.

Roman Lodin: Is your nickname really Chocolate Hare? Who is better at drafting - ru SoNNeikO or ua Mag?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

Yes :) They are both doing well. In my opinion it is better when the coach drafts, and not a player, if there is such an opportunity.

Sergey "X" Tsoi: Bakyt, how do you assess your TI chances?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

It all depends on the preparation, and so ... it's hard to say. Of course, I want to take no less than the top 8.

Vadim Kharakoz:How do you warm up? What is your favorite hero? The most unloved hero in DotA?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

I play a pub or a hero demo. Techies. Broodmother.

Bogdan Kucherenko: Bakyt, will we see you as Pudge?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

Nope :)

Genrih Valter: What heroes do you think are greatly underestimated?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

Pudge :)

Ivan “F0rce” Bratkov:Bakyt, will you show more signature heroes? I admire 4-man Nyx stun.
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

Thank you, I will try to show more of my signature heroes and perform at the highest level.

Daniyar Valliev: Why Techies? Do you watch NAVI CS games?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

Always liked non-standard heroes. Yes, sometimes. 

Max "7zzz": How to practice position 4? Is it possible to gain MMR as 4?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

Play pubs as 4. Sure you can.

Yura Kuzin: How do you and ru SoNNeikO manage to regularly enter the top 100, because there are often bad cores?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

By this logic, the opponent's cores are just as bad, so it's just an excuse. If you play well, you gain MMR, it's just a matter of time.

Murad Nuzilmatov: Why does ru Virtus Pro understand the game better than you? What stops you from understand the game on the same level, and improving?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

It is difficult for me to answer this question. Obviously they are more experienced than us and perhaps just better as players (maybe). Nothing, just need to practice more.

Galym "galymmus": I am very glad that our Chocolate is now playing in NAVI! Do you think you're like lb GH or fi Jerax? In any strong team, there are always position 4 playmakers.
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

I am just as happy. I would not say so, we have different hero pools.

Nikita "Mazai" Nekhoroshkov: How do you plan to beat top teams at TI? Are you preparing any superstrats or are you planning to play from the opponent's draft? Are you preparing something special for the playoffs?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

Hit a couple buttons, click a few times. Yes, there will be some strats.

Rakhat Abdrakhmanov: What will you do with the prize money if you win TI?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

The list will be big, as well as the prize for the 1st place. I think I will find an application for them.

Aybek Azhibekov: Do you have a strategy (plan) against hard pressure (fast push)? Judging by the games against ru Gambit Esports and eu Team Liquid, you don't take it too well, especially if your opponent has heroes like Meepo.
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

We made some mistakes during the draft, which is why we got pushed hard.

Mark Hard: Will your hero pool change after the patch? What is needed in order to be on a par with the strongest teams?
kgBakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
NAVI.Dota 2 Player

I will add a few heroes. A good team game, understanding of meta, and your personal game.

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