huNter-: It's very hard to expect to win in Katowice when there is NAVI

G2’s player Nemanja "huNter-⁠" Kovač believes that at present his team should not expect to win at IEM Katowice 2022, since several other squads with a better teamwork are still in the conversation for the trophy. At the press conference ahead of the playoffs, the Bosnian singled out NAVI as the main contenders for success, recalling their convincing game last year.

The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.

Of course we want to win this tournament. The trophy will boost our self-confidence. At the same time, it would be foolish to think about G2’s victory. Especially here in Katowice. We need to grow gradually. There are many strong lineups left in the tournament, which did not change during the off-season. There is NAVI, which last year played as the best team in the history of CS. It's very hard to expect to win in Katowice when there is NAVI.

Continuing his reflections on the prospects for G2, huNter- expressed his hope that during the decisive stage of IEM Katowice 2022, all of his teammates will show an even stronger individual level of play than in the group stage.

It's nice that my teammates show a high individual level during this tournament. It's not only NiKo, m0NESY or me. JACKZ has also had some great matches, as well as Aleksib. If we want to become the best team in the world and lift trophies, this is exactly what we need.

I think we can play even better. Especially me and m0NESY. As has been said many times, Ilya is under pressure due to the high expectations of the community, which is already expecting too much now, at his first big LAN event. It is not easy. I'm glad that we made it to the playoffs, and m0NESY gained valuable experience. This experience will expand even more when he gets on the stage and plays in front of the crowd.

G2 will start the playoffs of IEM Katowice 2022 in a quarterfinal match against In case of victory, the squad will face NAVI to fight for a grand final spot.