B1ad3: "NAVI must rely on a system, not on one person"

NAVI are working towards building a system that will not rely on individual players, Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy, Natus Vincere's coach, said in a conversation with BLAST host James Banks.

Thus, the club tries to avoid problems in case one of the squad members decides to depart.

I think we must rely mostly on a system, not on one person. If something happens and he goes to another team, for example, or retire, you better rely on a system. That we were trying to build from the beginning. I even had a problem with Gambit before, that we didn't have any IGL. They invited me and nobody from the players wanted to be an IGL. We were trying to create a system where people just know what to do. In my understanding, there was a chance to do this: you play defaults, you make entries, you make trades and then you try to communicate. The experience showed me that you can rely on a system because we were winning without an IGL.

B1ad3 added that in the future, teams' game will be less reliant on captains due to the implementation of a system.

With an IGL, I think, it's more about only his vision. If you have somebody strong and experienced like karrigan, for example, in that case, you can give him a carte blanche and rely on him, but I think in the future it will not be workable.

The interview with B1ad3 took place as part of BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023, where NAVI for the first time played with the revamped roster featuring Andrii "npl" Kukharskyi, who was promoted from the club's academy squad. As a result of their efforts at the tournament, the team has earned a spot at BLAST Premier Spring Final 2023.

Origin: youtu.be