YNk: "Six months ago, NAVI would have lost to Heroic in such a tense match"
Former FaZe coach Janko "YNk" Paunovich, who now works as an analyst at the ESL Pro League Season 14 English-speaking desk, shared his opinion on the semifinal between NAVI and Heroic. He noted that Natus Vincere achieved the victory mainly due to the psychological resilience that the team has gained over the past six months.
The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.
Six months ago, NAVI would have lost to Heroic in such a tense match. Over time, this team has evolved. First of all, in terms of psychology and self-confidence. You can't also deny the progress in collective action after B1T went through an adaptation period.
The match with Heroic was an incredible battle. Each team had a lot of both successful and unsuccessful moments. The Danes felt confident almost till the very end, but then a turning point came when B1T and s1mple suddenly won the clutch against four opponents. This match had literally everything you could ask for.
Let us recall that NAVI will face Vitality in the ESL Pro League Season 14 final. The match in the BO5 format will take place today, August 12, at 17:00 MSK.