Saves interview

30 Jul 2019 168
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After the victory of our team at ESL Premiership Summer 2019, we talked to pl Szymon "Saves" Kamieniak: he shared his emotions from the tournament, told about himself, and also summed up the results of Rainbow Six Siege events.

ua NAVI.GG.BET fans would like to know more about you. Can you tell them a little about yourself?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak

I am a calm and kind person. I do not like conflicts and treat everyone with respect.

How did you take the offer from uaNatus Vincere when you first heard about it? What did you feel?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

I felt awesome! Before, I could only follow such an amazing organization, and now I am a part of it.

Can you tell the story of your nickname? What does it mean?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

My nickname doesn't really have a story. I just thought it sounded cool and easy to remember.

At what point in your life did you decide to become an esportsman? What contributed to this decision?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

I decided to become a professional player about a year and a half after I started playing Siege. I saw what I am capable of, and began to work hard to achieve the goal.

Have you ever wanted to have a different job? Or would you do it after you finish your esports career?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

I would do this at the end of my esports career.

The issue of family is usually rather significant. How did your relatives and friends react to your decision to become an esportsman?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

My family is very understanding, and they always rejoiced and wished me all the best.

Why Rainbow Six Siege? What exactly attracted you to the game so much that you decided to devote all your free time to it?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

Siege is a game where you have to work hard to be a good player. It is not only a matter of shooting accuracy, as in CS: GO. In Siege, you need to think through a lot of things that can still go wrong - which is why I like this game so much.

Did you initially consider any other possible options? Perhaps Counter-Strike?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

I did not consider other options until Rainbow Six Siege.

If we talk in general about esports, what other titles are you engaged with? Perhaps you have any favorite teams in them?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

I do not follow other cyber disciplines, but sometimes I watch League of Legends, that's all. My favorite teams in LoL are probably TSM and G2 Esports at the moment.

What does the professional scene of Rainbow Six Siege look like in Poland? Can you call it strong?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

Currently the Polish pro Siege scene does not look very good, before it was very large, I would even say, one of the biggest. Now in Poland there are not too many teams competing internationally.

Will we see really formidable teams from your homeland in the near future? Perhaps you are ready to highlight someone?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

I don’t think that super strong teams will appear in the near future. I really hope so, but now the Polish scene does not look very strong. Maybe there are several players who could fight at the highest level, but in terms of teams there is nothing to talk about. Now I do not even know who could get into the Pro League. I hope this will change in the future: I want us to have more Polish players performing at the highest level, maybe even some kind of team.

Battle Royale is one of the current most popular games. Did you want to try yourself there, on a serious level?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak

I played several Battle Royale games for my own pleasure, but I never thought about a serious level. In my opinion, Battle Royale royally depends on luck. Of course, you need skill as well, but some situations are way too luck-related.

What, besides Rainbow Six, do you do? What hobbies do you have?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak

I used to love to ride a bike, now I have no special hobbies.

How do you feel about big sport? Maybe you support some clubs?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak

I do not watch any sport.

The team captain, gb Kendrew, called you a great flex for the team. Do you hold a similar opinion about yourself?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak

I think I played in every role in our team and now I’ve become a full-fledged flex, so I guess you can say so.

Let's talk about the professional scene of Rainbow Six. First, the general question: do you like the vector of its development? Is there something that you would like to add directly from yourself?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak

I think that the development of the game is going in the right direction. Recently, developers have begun to listen more to players from the professional scene than to amateurs, which is good for everyone.

Would bigger prize pools for Rainbow Six events attract more viewers to Rainbow Six pro scene?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

Big prize money will certainly attract more viewers and players to the game.

What can you say about the recent updates? How do you like the latest operators added to the game?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

The latest updates, in my opinion, are wonderful: they are focused on small changes, but at the same time they balance the game. I think that the ideas of the operators, unfortunately, are repeated.

If we talk about the balance of the game, who needs some buffs or nerfs, in your opinion?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

I think Zofia and Jackal could use some nerfs. In defense, I would like to see Ela with her former recoil. Otherwise, I think everything is in order. And one more thing: bring ACOG Ash back.

Let's talk about the maps. Is there one that you particularly like, and one that you hate to play? What are the reasons?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

I always liked to play BorderKafe Dostoyevsky is also a great map, but I don’t really like to play it in official matches, as I have to play Castle all the time.

It's well past half of Pro League Season 10. Give an assessment both to yourself and to the whole team: what was not enough to show a higher result?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

Personally, I could have played better, but overall I am satisfied with the result achieved.

What team was the hardest to face? Who can be called the strongest in the League?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

At the moment, the strongest team is likely to be ru Team Empire. And the match against them, in my opinion, was also the most difficult.

Do you think you have enough strength to fight for one of the first two places? What needs to be improved in your game?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

We can definitely fight for the championship, we just need to fix small mistakes and play our game.

Let's talk about the recent qualifier for Six Major 2019. fr Team Vitality stopped you twice ; they also defeated you at Pro League. Why are they so strong against you?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

In both games against fr Team Vitality we gave them quite a few rounds. Yes, they played better than us, but for the most part we lost to ourselves.

Talking about the qualifier result, is ru forZe victory a predictable outcome? Did the triumph of the team come as a surprise to you?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

I expected ru forZe to go far, but I thought that one of the Pro League teams would win the qualification.

You won ESL Premiership Summer 2019. It looked like an easy victory for you. Can you say the same about your games?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

The game against eu T3H Esports was harder in my thoughts than it actually was. On the other hand, the game against eu Team Secret was very difficult. In addition, our score was very close.

What can you say about the organization of the event? Was everything nice?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

The organization was, as always, magnificent, that's why Premiership is a good event.

Ready to become a three-time champion of ESL Premiership?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

I very much look forward to that!

Let's wrap up the pro scene talk with DreamHack Valencia 2019. Why weren't you able to exit the group, what was missing?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

Our group was the most difficult: the two teams that left it ended up in the grand final, but this is not the reason why we did not exit the group. We could win both games, but, again, we lost a lot of rounds to ourselves. Now these issues are fixed and we are focused on future games.

Judging by the final match, you were facing the strongest teams of the event. Do you think so?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

Yes, our group was definitely one of the most difficult, and our rivals were very strong.

Finally, what about the immediate plans of the team? What do you intend to do in the near future?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

Now we all rest, on vacation, because there is a break before the second half of the season. After everyone returns, we will focus on hard work and achieving the best results in future matches.

A few words for ua Natus Vincere fans?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

Thank you all for the support we receive. You guys are incredible!

 

Blitz quiz:

Name three of your favorite dishes.
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

Pizza, spaghetti, steak.

Who is your favorite operator?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

Ash.

Marvel or DC?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

Marvel.

Who is your idol?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

I don't have one.

Favorite game, except Rainbow Six Siege?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

The Witcher 3 and Terraria.

The best city to visit in Poland?
plSzymon "Saves" Kamieniak
NAVI.R6 player

Probably Krakow.

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