Aleksib: If my teammates are confident, I let them do whatever they want on the server

G2’s in-game leader Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen at the press conference ahead of the IEM Katowice 2022 playoffs spoke about his influence on the team's actions. Answering a question from a journalist, the IGL noted that as of now, his roster often does not need management, as it is able to win thanks to good fire power and mastered tactics.

The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.

Now I feel that all the players have a good understanding of how rounds and entire matches should go. In a sense, I need to do even less IGL duties, since the squad already has a solid base.

If guys play aggressively, they do it according to a well-developed plan. They have a high multi-kill potential that I hadn’t worked with before. If my teammates are confident, I let them do whatever they want on the server. This tactic often works.

Virolainen also appreciated the contribution of Nikola "NiKo" Kovač to the results of G2. He drew attention to the ability of his team to use the space that the Bosnian star gives them with his actions.

Of course, it's a huge bonus when one of my teammates plays as well as NiKo. We understand everything he does on the server. His actions are based on the practices and tactics that are used in various rounds. Sometimes he gets freedom of action and takes on duels with different players. In such situations, the rest of the team has an understanding of what needs to be done if he kills someone. When we’re going to the server, we don't tell NiKo to kill all the opponents, while standing still ourselves.

G2 will play against in the IEM Katowice 2022 quarterfinal. The match will take place on February 25 and will determine the opponent of NAVI in the semifinals of the prestigious tournament.