s1mple: "On Ancient, the one who comes up with more new nades wins"
Alexandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, the AWPer from NAVI, believes that currently, successful performance on Ancient largely depends on the wise use of grenades. According to the Ukrainian, any team has an opportunity of winning on the map that has recently been added to the map pool. This is what Alexandr said on a press conference before the start of the ESL Pro League Season 14 playoffs.
The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.
I think that any team that picks Ancient plays the lottery and flips the coin. There is always something changing on this map. In particular, the use of different grenades. On Ancient, the one who comes up with more new nades wins.
We are always ready to play on Ancient if somebody wishes to pick it against us. Of course, we do work on this map. But because it’s new, any team has a chance.
Let us recall that s1mple has spoken out about Ancient before. In mid-July, he expressed hope for soon-to-be-made changes in some locations of the map. Among other things, Kostyliev drew attention to the A Bombsite, where it is now difficult to plant a bomb due to the lack of any cover.