Snappi: "For NAVI, defeat by ENCE would be embarrassing"
Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer, the in-game leader of ENCE, shared his expectation from the quarterfinal match against NAVI, in an interview with the ESL Pro League Season 14 organizers. According to the Dane, there is no pressure on his roster whatsoever, while the opponent needs to win to confirm the status of the top-1 team in the world.
The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.
NAVI is the strongest team in the world. They are true giants. In a match with an opponent so powerful, we can loosen up a little and stop being nervous. There is no pressure on us whatsoever, but for NAVI, defeat by ENCE would be embarrassing.
I think that now, after reaching the quarterfinals, you can call us the main surprise of the tournament. Last season of ESL Pro League, nobody expected anything from ENCE either, but we were able to make it out of our group. Now the team is already in the quarters, which means it will not be under pressure.
It should be reminded that in the group stage of ESL Pro League S14, ENCE defeated Astralis, Team Spirit, and Bad News Bears, which allowed them to advance to the Round of 12. In the first round of the playoffs, the team took over forZe.
The quarterfinal match between ENCE and NAVI will take place tomorrow, September 10, and will kick off at 17:00 MSK. The winner will face the best squad of the Heroic - Liquid matchup in the semifinals.