Boombl4: "Everyone sees our level of play and considers NAVI to be the favorites of the Major"
In-game leader of NAVI Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov, in an interview with the Russian-speaking PGL Major Stockholm 2021 broadcasting studio, after reaching the semifinals noted that his team is trying not to pay attention to the pressure being placed by the status of the main favorite of the tournament. At the same time, the in-game leader admitted that such feedback from members of the CS:GO community is reasonable, since at the current Major his roster shows a good level of performance.
The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.
We understand that now all teams and players, even those who have been eliminated from the tournament, say that we must win. For example, Magisk tweeted that he would be surprised if we didn't win. We understand that these words can add pressure, but we try not to pay attention. Everyone sees our level of play and considers NAVI to be the favorites of the Major. We just keep doing what we do and that's it.
Boombl4 decided not to predict the outcome of the semifinal against Gambit. However, he drew attention to the fact that such playoff bracket would definitely ensure the participation in the final of one of the teams from the CIS.
I think no one will make any loud statements at the world championship. Why would you? Some additional pressure may appear due to this. I’m not going to say that we will beat someone. In any case, it will be a celebration day for the CIS, since two teams from the CIS are playing in the semifinals and one team from our region will be in the final for sure. I think it will be a cool match. We will try our best. We understand how important it is.
The semifinal between NAVI and Gambit at PGL Major Stockholm 2021 will take place today, November 6, and will begin at 22:00 MSK. The winner will face the best team of the Heroic - G2 matchup in the final.
You can follow up on the ongoing Major on the event’s page on our website via this link.