B1ad3: "electroNic’s potential as an IGL is much higher than Boombl4’s"
NAVI coach Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy believes that over time, the current Natus Vincere's in-game leader Denis "electroNic" Sharipov can surpass the previous IGL of the team Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov. The expert's words are quoted by Dexerto.
electroNic’s potential as an IGL is much higher than Boombl4’s. He has a better vision of the game and more experience. It depends on how much effort he puts into this.
He must always remember that his first priority should be to control the team. He has played for so long as a star player that I can see that sometimes he’s still thinking like a player and doing some things automatically. It’s like a habit. It’s a matter of adapting. I think he needs to set the goal to become a great IGL and that’s it. He has everything.
Gorodenskiy is not worried about the fact that the transition of electroNic to the new role would weaken the team's firepower. According to the coach, the roster boasts other individually strong players.
I’m not worried. It can come from the new fifth player, from b1t, or from Perfecto. As soon as we know the lineup we will have, we will start to build in that direction.
But electroNic can be some kind of gla1ve. You cannot say that he was in anyone’s shadow during prime Astralis. I think he had a huge impact in terms of firepower. I think electroNic can easily be that kind of IGL. Not like karrigan, not like Boombl4. He can be like apEX.
The interview with B1ad3 took place during BLAST Premier Spring Final 2022, where NAVI finished the group stage earning the playoff spot. In the quarterfinal, the CIS squad is set to face off against FaZe. The match will take place today, June 17, at 17:30 MSK.