s1mple on new IGL of NAVI: "electroNic has more ideas than Boombl4"
During a press conference ahead of BLAST Premier Spring Final 2022, the quotes from which are cited by Dexerto, NAVI’s AWPer Alexandr "s1mple" Kostyliev said that Denis "electroNic" Sharipov became the new in-game leader of the team. Comparing him with his predecessor Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov, the Ukrainian noted that the new IGL has more ideas, but less experience of interacting with the coach.
We still have our old setups, we only changed some roles. I think electroNic has more ideas than Boombl4, and his understanding of the game without B1ad3’s help is much better. But Boombl4 worked with B1ad3 for so many hours and B1ad3 taught him so many things that electroNic doesn’t now. So he needs a bit more time.
s1mple also commented on the possible transfer of Timur "buster" Tulepov from Virtus.pro to NAVI, the news about which first came at the end of May.
I’ve never played with him. Perfecto knows him better. The main issue is that NAVI cannot buy a player from a Russian organization because Virtus.pro pays taxes and we know what it means to pay taxes. We asked buster at the beginning if he could buy himself out of his contract. We’re still deciding who will play at IEM Cologne.
As part of BLAST Premier Spring Final 2022, NAVI will debut in a match against OG. The meeting will take place tomorrow, June 15, at 18:00 MSK.