cadiaN: "stavn was born to become a top player. He has a natural talent"

Heroic’s in-game leader Casper "cadiaN" Møller shared his opinion about the progress of his teammate Martin "stavn" Lund at a press conference ahead of the ESL Pro League Season 15 playoffs. The experienced IGL believes that a good individual level of play of the youngster has to do with his natural talent and hard work.

The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.

Over the past few years, he has significantly improved his game. He matures and gains the necessary experience both on the server and in real life. At the same time, his talent, attitude to work and personal qualities remain unchanged. stavn was born to become a top player. He has a natural talent that, together with his hard work, allows him to aim for greatness in our game. Martin constantly shows that he is capable of this. His high statistics motivate the rest of the guys to strive to at least come close to that level.

Speaking about the ongoing ESL Pro League season, cadiaN also opened up about the reasons for the defeat to NAVI in the match for the top seed in the playoffs. He assured that Heroic will do everything necessary to improve their game in the decisive stage of the tournament.

What happened in the match against NAVI? I won't use the excuses that other teams used in tournaments with a similar format. I won't say that it doesn't matter which round we start the playoffs from. Heroic don’t do that. We want to win every match. After watching the demo, I can say that on Overpass there were small mistakes that predetermined the outcome, while on Mirage the opponent was very well prepared and did not leave us a chance. The level of play that we showed was much lower than the usual for Heroic. We'll try to play better next time.

Heroic are set to face Liquid in the Round of 12 at ESL Pro League Season 15. The meeting will take place tomorrow, April 5, and will begin at 20:00 MSK. In case of victory, the next opponent of the Danes in the playoff bracket will be NIP.