AdreN: "I think I am no worse than any young player in terms of reaction"
Kazakhstani player Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev in the podcast on the "SL4M CS:GO" YouTube channel said that nowadays his reaction on the server is virtually the same as that of younger esports athletes. Speaking about the influence of age on the success of the performances, he noted that many experienced players put themselves in a framework that does not allow them to maintain a high level.
Who introduced the concept of "seniors" into e-sports? <...> Players themselves put age limits in their heads. Many have families… But I’m a 31-year-old, who just sits and plays every day. I think I am no worse than any young player in terms of reaction. Why bring up reaction at all if we at Virtus.pro took tests that did not show much difference between all the players. These were tests for peripheral reaction, vision, etc. At the same time, I am 7-8 years older than the boys, and some even by 10 years. Yes, in some aspects, youngsters pick things up more easily, but this does not mean that they are better than me.
Now Kystaubayev, along with Rustem "mou" Telepov and Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov, are looking for a new organization. According to him, it should be a club that is ready to consider the lineup in the long term.
My choice does not depend on the financial side of question. If you told me "I’ve got the money, I’m forming a roster of young players and want you to join", I would not hesitate to say no. It is important to me that it is a well-established organization and good young players. I don’t want it to be a six-month deal.
The last team of AdreN was K23, which he and mou left on October 3 of this year. After becoming a free agent, the 31-year-old has worked as an analyst for the Russian-speaking PGL Major Stockholm 2021 broadcasting studio.