nafany: Gambit should perform well at LAN events
Given the experience gained last year, now Gambit should do well at LAN tournaments, the Russian team’s in-game leader Vladislav "nafany" Gorshkov believes. He spoke about it in response to a question from a CSGO.ru journalist during the press conference for the IEM Katowice 2022 group stage participants.
The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.
After the winter break, it's hard to say something about our form. In Katowice, we will try to show our best. <...> We’ve got good experience. I think that our team should perform well at LAN events. We'll see.
nafany added that the expectations of the audience do not affect the goals of his team, which expects to win any tournament it takes part in.
I don't think any of us think about the expectations of the audience at all. We consider ourselves contenders for victories and will try to do our best. Regardless of which teams are participating in the tournament, whether we are favorites or not, our goal is to win. I don't really think about other teams. I have my own team and we try to achieve the best results.
In the group stage of IEM Katowice 2022, Gambit, together with Vitality, NIP, Virtus.pro, MOUZ, Heroic, OG and Copenhagen Flames will compete for three spots in the playoffs in Group A. NIP will be the first opponents of the CIS squad in their debut match at the tournament, which is scheduled to take place today, February 17, at 18:00 MSK.