liTTle on ESL Pro League S14 playoffs: "ENCE is the most uncomfortable opponent"

forZe coach Anatoliy "liTTle" Yashin, during a press conference dedicated to the start of the ESL Pro League Season 14 playoffs, said that the draw of the decisive stage is not the most suitable for his team. Answering a question from a journalist, the specialist noted that it is very difficult to prepare for ENCE, who the Russians will play against.

The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.

We are used to getting only strong opponents in a draw. ENCE is the most uncomfortable opponent because you can analyze and prepare to other teams, while ENCE, just like us, are the underdogs. In the match against them, everything is 50-50. Some key moment may make all the difference to the outcome. I think the emphasis will be placed more on individual play rather than team action. There will be a full-fledged BO3.

Our next possible opponent is NAVI. They have recently beat us 2:0, but we showed that we can fight, having finished Dust2 14:16. There was no coach then, so now, if we get to NAVI, the battle will be even better.

liTTle also called Heroic the shadow favorite of ESL Pro League Season 14, because the team is able to deliver decent contest for the trophy. In his opinion, to do this, the Danes need to abstract from the ongoing conflict with the former coach.

I don’t know what is going on with Heroic considering all that hype around HUNDEN and now the players, but I think they can surprise. If everything is fine inside the team, there are no problems with the coach and what is happening in the organization, then the Danes can show some great results.

It should be reminded that forZe advanced to the ESL Pro League Season 14 playoffs finishing second in group B. Their match against ENCE will take place on September 8.