I want to tease our new vlog. Who are we? Born to win! Molotov on 3, Flashbangs to follow. They’re out of money. I need a drop. Our goal is to try and win any tournament we play, but we’ll see. We are confident in our Vertigo, it’s our signature map and we’re preparing it for the final. We will surprise everyone, including Misha Kane. I think we’ve prepared some other map as well. Let me show you what’s behind this door. It’s the ESL group stage, we’re playing here, and other teams are playing from other rooms. Let’s take a peek what’s inside. The first area… This is a spot for the post-match interviews. After the game is over, players come here and talk about their form, preparation and issues. There’s also catering available with beverages and snacks, fruits, coffee, and tea. This is the production area with all the observers, editors, content creators. What can you say about these guys on your right? Pisces, Gemini, Aries, Virgo, Virgo. By the way, can you expand on this topic? I just have a good memory. Sure. Flamie knows the zodiac signs of every player. I just know their birth dates. – All of those guys? – Everyone. Okay, when’s my birthday? I don’t know the exact date, but you were born in July, under Cancer. – Not bad. – 2nd of July. – You’re correct! I just like to wish people happy birthday, so I’ve memorized everyone’s. I think I have a knack for it. His day starts with sending out at least 5 birthday messages. I am a numerologist. You know, when you have a talent, you do it with ease. In any game, you get the hang of it really fast. Yes, but then I stop improving and fall behind everyone else. You have to work on your talent. Your skills can go both up and down, just like your luck. I don’t believe in astrology, and they mostly joke about it because it’s hard to prove. If it’s an upside, they mention it, but if it doesn’t work, they tend to ignore it, so it’s more of a joke. Guys, while the guys are setting up, let me announce a new vlog – NAVInation. It’s our new global project, uniting all our fans around the world. You will have an opportunity to talk with each other, with the players, get some bonuses and participate in various activities. We’re doing it for you, but for now, I ask all our true fans to write in the comments a story about NAVI – just a few sentences or maybe more. And leave your e-mail, if you are a true fan, very soon you will know more about this project. They didn’t play any LANs for two months, so we don’t know how good their map pool is now. I think our captain and our coach will analyze their games and make the best pick. Fnatic didn’t have any games in about two months, so we didn’t know what to expect. However, Andrey and Kirill did a great job to give us something to go on. Will it be easy for you? Or will it be a tough one? It’s hard to steamroll any team at such a large tournament. Everyone says they are a dark horse. They haven’t played any official games this year yet, so it’s hard to prepare for them. They might have improved their map pool. – No one knows how well they are prepared. – Exactly. Let’s ask Andrey Blad3. Andrey Blad3, how dark of a dark horse is Fnatic? No dark at all – they are a tier 1 team. Who are we? Born to win! We made some unnecessary mistakes, that’s why we lost. There was some communication, and our rotation was off a bit. On Inferno you take Banana, set up grenades, scare them away. You run to Logs, line up a CT smoke, then another one onto Coffins. So, Molotov 3, flashbangs, one gets an entry. Do you even understand? I think our viewers already know it from the news. – Let’s call this round… – Lyoha’s round. – Yeah. I will show it to you. They are out of money, I need a drop. We played well in 3v5 and 4v5 situations, and won several key rounds on the back of our communication, leading to a victory in the series. We knew what to do but it didn’t always go as planned. We managed to adapt towards the end of the first half, found our way around them and ended up winning the game. We countered their early Mid aggression and our rotations were on point. The gang’s all here. Get ready cause it’s going to be lit. We need your support and no matter what anyone says, I always read my DM, so feel free to hit me up and I’ll make sure the guys get your messages. On to Map 3! Let’s do this! Spamming Window, might be pushing. Catwalk! Down. – Behind the site. – Kitchen! Peeking him! Your side! – I’m low. – Killed him. We knew what they were going to do, but we just couldn’t make our game plan work. We didn’t do enough on the map, and I don’t think it’s a good pick for us now. Clearly, we’re going to discuss it and fix our mistakes. Any game on any map is good for us as a new team as it helps us identify our weaknesses that we try to get rid of in order to get better going forward. I think the Mirage game was helpful in terms of finding out our T flaws and what Kirill lacks in shot-calling. Our communication was good at the beginning of the year, and now it might be even better because we point out when the players stop relaying information which leads to them failing to react in time. Overall they communicate properly, but sometimes some of them get flustered during an important game, but we’re working on that. We were a bit upset obviously, but we learned from it and figured out what our weaknesses were. At this point, we know even if we lose, we refrain from being too hard on ourselves because this roster is still developing. We don’t have all 6 maps nailed down yet, but we’re gonna get there towards the Major. They don’t get all worked up about losses and realize what causes it – be it a misplay or lack of teamwork in a certain round. So they took this defeat gracefully. We don’t have a post-match discussion right after the game is over, we give the players some time to relax and get over it first. Yeah, they might slip in, “Why didn’t you smoke here while you had one?” and so on, but these are minor things, whereas I’m talking overall – we don’t do a detailed breakdown until the players have rested, recovered, and had something to eat. That’s Day 2 for our team. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to convert our comeback into a win on the third map, and set to face NIP tomorrow. Boombl4, you forgot one thing. Oh, yeah. Now. He’s playing it. That’s my playlist, bro. After F0rest left, they brought in the new gen Swedish players and they’ve already had their share of losses, including this tournament. We knew we could just outclass them and that was the approach we’d taken, but if something didn’t work out, we’d have our game plan and good CT side – everything went smoothly. We didn’t know what maps they were going to pick, so we had prepared all of the maps to a certain extent and were ready to take on them. Let’s do this, guys. – Who are we? – Born to win! – I’m writing here. – We won’t be showing it on camera because Rise or other bloggers might use it against us in their videos. Are you content with the team’s performance? Yes, we outclassed them on the first map. We thought it’d either be like this or that it would be a tough one. – But it doesn’t mean we can relax now? – Absolutely not. – What’s next? – Train and Nuke. – First Train? – Uh-huh. We had a peek into the nade setups before the game and now is the time to put them to use and beat NIP. Behind Red and Connector! Red clear? Connector! Down. 5v1. Stay alive, don’t let them get any money for the Scout. Default and White! Right side! Wallbang it! Flanking them. Good job, Egor! – Had I only known he was on White. – He killed you from X. – No. Train is one of our best maps, along with Nuke and Dust2. Our T side is still lacking on most of the maps because we haven’t had enough time to iron out all the kinks. I’m half content because had it been a better opponent, we would’ve had a harder time. We outplayed them in straightforward rounds and outclutched them a couple of times with the help of Perfecto, who’s our own xyp9x. I’m happy with the overall performance, but not so much with certain plays. After a convincing win against NIP, we’re heanding into the next round.