ceh9: "Hope to show old Na´Vi style"
By: MIRAA
Time: 2013-02-19 21:12
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

In the run-up to the Mad Catz CS:GO invitational in Vienna this weekend, we interviewed Natus Vincere member Arseny "ceh9" Trynozhenko.

The Ukrainian giants switched to CS:GO only in November, more than two months after most professional 1.6 and CS:Source teams, and paid the price for that in the last SLTV StarSeries season, in which they secured just three victories from 11 matches.

This season, though, things are looking up for Na´Vi as they sit at the top of the table after winning their first three matches, and the team's fans are now hopeful that the time has come for the Ukrainian players to show their true colours.

This interview with Trynozhenko touches on Na´Vi's preparation for Mad Catz, the secret behind the team's turnaround in form and the way the players coped with the disappointing results, among other topics.

It has been a long time since your last LAN event, and this will be your very first LAN tournament in CS:GO. Is there a special feeling to this?

Well, we do have some special feelings about our first LAN in this new game. But I cannot say that we are scared of something or of someone. We just hope to show the old Na´Vi game style and to impress people. But if we cannot do that on this LAN, we will be looking forward to the next one.

How have you prepared for Mad Catz? Have you bootcamped or only practiced online?

We have really been playing a lot. First of all, it was online practice. Then, as it happened in 1.6, we bootcamped at Na´Vi's office. Nothing special, a lot of CS:GO and team talks.

You had a rough start to life in CS:GO, losing almost every match you played in SLTV last season. What happened? Did you need some more time to get used to the game?

Yes, all we needed was time. CS:GO is a different game. If we compare 1.6 with GO, they only have only similar maps, nothing else. So first of all, the main problems for us were our aim and our ingame movement. When we practiced those things, the matches became closer for us. And nowadays I cannot say that we are playing badly, but there are a lot of things that we still need to practice more.


ceh9 happy with Na´Vi's recent turnaround in form

How hard was it to stay motivated with results like those? Did you ever think about roster changes?

Well we are not young boys, and everyone understood that if we had been champions in CS 1.6, we could do the same in new game. As I said before, the only thing we needed was time. Maybe someone thought about roster changes, but only weak teams change rosters, whereas strong boys try to improve. And the main motivation for us is our work, our life, which is Counter-Strike. If in Europe you can work as some school teacher and this job will give you enough money to provide for your family, to put food on the table, etc, in Ukraine you have to be a businessman to be able to do that. So CS is a good job for us right now, and we love it.

You seem to be catching up now, though, and you have won your first three matches in SLTV. Do you feel ready for a tournament like this?

Yeah, we have started to play a lot better, but we have a long path and I cannot say that we are ready for some big tournaments, but we are ready to try. Only God knows what results we can achieve.

Some of the team’s players were very critical of CS:GO at first. Has your (the team’s) opinion about this game changed?

Yeah, it has kind of changed, but my personal opinion remains the same. CS 1.6 is a legendary game and the community need CS 1.6 v.2. CS:GO is not a continuation of 1.6, it is a new game.

What are your expectations for Mad Catz? Who do you consider to be the strongest three teams going into the event?

We are going there to show our skills and to watch how other tems play on LAN, nothing else. It will be our first LAN in this new game and in the 13 years of my gaming career I have learned that the first LAN events can go terribly.


At PGS, Na´Vi were runners-up to fnatic

NiP were the dominant team in the first five months of CS:GO. Do you think that the winter break has given other teams the time to catch up ?

Yes, for sure. NiP are a very good team who consist of great players,but everyone else is practicing hard, too, so as I have said before, give these teams some more time and they will beat NiP, for sure.

Last week, the ESL announced that it planned to pay all outstanding prize money to the teams before the end of the month. Have you been contacted by them regarding this matter?

Our boss, ZeroGravity, is in contact with the ESL all the time.

You said in your video blog that NiP did not want to practice against your team. Is that correct? What is the reason for that?

Because they know our capacity and they have teams to practice against. Nowadays, we cannot show them something interesting, but they can, so there is no reason for them to practice against us. I was joking about GeT_RiGHT, he remembers 2010 and the first Extreme Masters finals for Na´Vi. Back then, we were practicing a lot against fnatic, who were leading the 1.6 scene in the world. And we all remember the results of 2010.

After Vienna, what other events do you plan on attending?

We have a lot of plans for this year. But I think we will attend Copenhagen Games and TechLABS in Moscow.

Thank you for this interview. Is there anything that you would like to add?

As always, I want to thank our sponsors, SteelSeries, AlienWare, ANTEC and Kingston for their support, and our fans, who have supported us for around three years.

gl
2013-02-19 21:13:01
TOP3 this event IMO.. they have been training so hard just like before a 1.6 major.. gl Na'Vi
2013-02-19 21:14:31
but the game is another :<
2013-02-19 21:32:56
by: pulu
#22
it doesn't really matter because they can be top10 in any fps game you give them.
2013-02-19 21:48:42
COD4 sure haha
2013-02-19 23:07:54
maybe if they practice for a year
2013-02-19 23:45:13
by: pulu
#75
+1
2013-02-20 07:43:40
haha cod4 is just spray like mongoloids and you win
2013-02-20 15:46:59
+100
2013-02-21 00:59:20
hahahahahah, did u ever play the game?
2013-02-21 19:00:19
yeah i did for a long time actually, promod is the shit. It's a good game but easy.
2013-02-21 19:11:43
Why would anyone play a dead game which is not featured in any international events?
2013-02-20 10:54:31
so why you playing GTA?
2013-02-20 22:31:44
Never touched GTA and any of those mindless games. I just saw the game at my friends house and was repulsed by it
2013-02-20 22:37:23
yeah sure
2013-02-21 00:17:46
cod is for retards
2013-02-21 00:58:52
ppl from COD are saying same about CS.

So stfu mate. Keep respect
2013-02-21 02:07:56
cod4 is just spray like mongoloids and you win
2013-02-21 18:24:51
Nobody sprays like you bro, sorry.
2013-02-21 23:08:16
I'm elit .
2013-02-22 00:03:51
well brasilians also pracced at IO for dunno how many weeks and then crashed during DH quals against swedish mediocre team.. so its hard to say how is it gonna be with NaVi this time, but I believe in their power on lan though
2013-02-20 02:23:23
Are you fucken crazy :D ? don't compare any brasilian team to Na'Vi ...
2013-02-20 10:52:39
why wouldnt I? fallen, fnx, shemp are pretty good too, they just dont have options to practice
2013-02-20 13:52:03
Good playerz but can't be compared to the Na'Vi Squad ... srry
2013-02-20 15:59:19
really? guess you didnt see them before arbalet sponsored them
2013-02-20 17:57:55
honnestly i don't care :) srry
2013-02-20 18:23:18
stop arguing with me then

Post edited 2013-02-20 18:29:49
2013-02-20 18:29:26
You are clueless. Simple as that. Brazilians were good at the game long before ukranians.
2013-02-22 09:22:32
I know baby, mibr is the best exemple, but since their "off", brasilians became kinda hidden in the last 5/6 years just like the asians (wemadefox - TyLoo), we only heard : SK - fnatic - G5 - Na'Vi taking the lead in major competitions, i'm not clueless but realistic :)

Post edited 2013-02-22 10:45:29
2013-02-22 10:42:42
gogo ceh9 x)
2013-02-19 21:14:36
top5 max for them, gl anyway..
2013-02-19 21:15:37
best of luck fellas <3
2013-02-19 21:17:33
good luck! :)
but lose against n! pls :p
2013-02-19 21:20:55
made my day :D
2013-02-20 11:07:33
gangnam style ?
2013-02-19 21:23:13
:D


"Because they know our capacity and they have teams to practice against. Nowadays, we cannot show them something interesting, but they can, so there is no reason for them to practice against us. I was joking about GeT_RiGHT, he remembers 2010 and the first Extreme Masters finals for Na´Vi. Back then, we were practicing a lot against fnatic, who were leading the 1.6 scene in the world. And we all remember the results of 2010."


hahahahaha!!! xD

Post edited 2013-02-19 21:40:27
2013-02-19 21:39:14
=D
2013-02-19 21:42:37
GeT_Practice , GeT_SaD : D
2013-02-20 13:10:38
Na`Vi I hope to see your old style
2013-02-19 21:24:57
No
2013-02-19 21:26:52
Amazing interview, interesting to read. :)
2013-02-19 21:32:38
agree
2013-02-19 22:22:42
gl gl gl gl gl!
2013-02-19 21:33:15
good luck, legends.
2013-02-19 21:39:08
legends after 3 years? bitch, please
2013-02-20 20:42:46
It is the first team in Counter-Strike history to win three major tournaments in one calendar year and you disagree to call them legends?
2013-02-21 00:46:44
VERY interesting interview! Like it.
2013-02-19 21:42:32
AHAHAHHAHAAHAHHAH
2013-02-19 21:45:39
Ceh9 on my dreamteam! GOGOGO
2013-02-19 21:46:00
-ceh9 +dendi and they'll beat any team in the world.
2013-02-19 21:50:15
Dendi on Invoker in CS:GO
2013-02-19 22:01:12
1 NiP player per minute on pudge in cs:go
2013-02-23 01:07:06
Good Luck IDOLS !
2013-02-19 21:52:37
they used to be SO AMAZING TEAM! individualy and as team, and by their strats/anti-strats! sad to see them losing in new game. :Z
2013-02-19 21:55:42
by: th3W
#26
hope so!
2013-02-19 22:00:51
good luck <3
2013-02-19 22:09:30
"You said in your video blog that NiP did not want to practice against your team. Is that correct? What is the reason for that?"

lol'd
2013-02-19 22:09:43
ceh9 not talk about reason, because he is a good guy
2013-02-20 14:54:37
?
2013-02-20 16:31:42
funny
2013-02-19 22:18:04
Most consistant CS 1.6 team in modern era.
2013-02-19 22:19:02
"modern era" rofl
2013-02-19 22:22:46
FYI there are oldschool fanboys that still think HeatoN would stand a chance against players like markeloff, f0rest or Neo, lol.
2013-02-19 23:51:57
hahahahaha true
2013-02-20 03:29:04
+10005000
2013-02-20 07:02:57
+9999999999
2013-02-21 21:15:10
hope to return to 1.6
2013-02-19 22:19:13
GL NAVII !!!
2013-02-19 22:24:12
ceh9 is better than starix & zeus in csgo
2013-02-19 22:25:29
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2013-02-19 22:28:59
As for me - the best team ever. In fact - one of the best teams ever. They will improve themselves soon, I hope.
2013-02-19 22:59:15
gl 2 markeloff and CO!
2013-02-19 23:00:09
gl cehuhuuuuuuuuu
2013-02-19 23:15:25
good luck navi! <3
2013-02-19 23:30:31
Nothing more to say, ceh9 said it all!

Gl NAVI , you are my top team ever :)
2013-02-19 23:30:34
Right!
2013-02-19 23:36:13
+1 :)
2013-02-20 21:36:21
gonna be interesting to see them on LAN.
2013-02-19 23:52:40
strong boys try to improve
2013-02-20 00:23:03
go navi!!!!!!
2013-02-20 01:18:55
ceh9 wants to show old-style -> 0-15

Just kidding :d

GL Na`Vi
2013-02-20 01:37:42
Worst score in Na'Vi were 0-14, not 0-15:D
2013-02-20 12:30:03
newfag
2013-02-20 13:42:56
0-15 against ESC, with a knife kill too
2013-02-20 16:31:38
I remember a 0-15 against ESC at de_train
2013-02-20 20:35:00
I'm cheering for them and ESC.
2013-02-20 02:34:39
Navi will do damage for sure
2013-02-20 02:57:44
-ceh9
+anybody
2013-02-20 03:59:56
+ Wule123
2013-02-20 14:13:37
Yeah, I've heard of him, he's the beast! :o
2013-02-20 20:35:25
if i really play with markelof and edward you 2 would probably have my nick tattoo on your chest
2013-02-20 20:51:34
I'm glad NiP didn't want to practice with them. Vengeance can be really tasty sometimes.
2013-02-20 04:17:07
Good luck boys, I hope you will get on the same level as you were in 1.6 one day.
2013-02-20 10:33:39
Well the 1.6ers are getting the top step by step ;) exept the huge trio from NiP

Post edited 2013-02-20 12:03:33
2013-02-20 12:02:43
mad catz hahahahahah OMFG cs:go = madcatz tournaments hahahahaha
2013-02-20 12:12:10
They are weirdos.

Guys who publicly says that csgo will never and cant replace 1.6 in events,

And guys who says that they will never gonna play CSGO.


In both they lied. And knew absolutely nothing. They were maybe good players. But there is something wrong with their mental state.
2013-02-20 12:51:17
Huh? There something wrong with your mental state.

They were talking about game-play, not about "GO can't replace 1.6 in events", they told everyone that the game sucks but after playing it couple of weeks they liked it, even markeloff and Zeus talking about how they likes GO in they're interviews, what's wrong with that?

karrigan, trace, cArn, Dosia and 2x a lot of more players was saying the same things and still are playing this game, so they are weirdos too with wrong mental state?
2013-02-20 13:29:16
What change this on a fact that they said.

"We will NEVER gonna play this game"

Theres something wrong with your mental state since u can see the irony in that.

I can see how someone can change their opinion. I can see someone changing his opinion by the time when game is improving.

But it has nothing to do with a statement "we will never gonna play this game.

Post edited 2013-02-20 13:37:14
2013-02-20 13:35:08
They were saying "we don't like this game and we wont play it until 1.6 dies", no one was talking about NEVER. And after all, they HAD to play it because of ZeroGravity.
2013-02-20 13:40:44
The game got updated a lot since they said that. lol..
2013-02-21 21:48:55
GL Na'Vi!
2013-02-20 17:59:13
sry, sry for insultes
2013-02-20 18:01:13
Okey come back again...
we will lv to see that pro scene again...

but ceh9 don't ghost like past...
2013-02-20 20:02:24
by any chance, does anybody here know where is the exact location of the Techlabs event in moscow ? :)
2013-02-20 20:25:45
why are you planning a bomb attack?
2013-02-20 20:45:50
no i'm planning to go there
2013-02-20 21:06:49
centre of shopping and entertainment "Mega" which situated in Himki town, 5 km from Moscow Ring Automobile Road (MRAR or MKAD)
2013-02-21 18:28:05
which metro station ? :)
2013-02-22 14:17:11
>> If in Europe you can work as some school teacher and this job will give you enough money to provide for your family, to put food on the table, etc, in Ukraine you have to be a businessman to be able to do that.

Then be a fcuking businessman, what's the big deal.
2013-02-20 21:07:08
because they are pro at what they do + get money for doing something they love!
2013-02-20 21:37:28
It's fine, well and good, and respect his decisions, the way he lives his life and to a degree I can even say I envy him, all I'm saying though is the alternative isn't that scary as he tries to show us.
2013-02-21 03:08:23
you think everyone could be a businessman, bro?
2013-02-20 23:10:20
Well, no, I mean, not in the way you think about it, though it's a free world we live in, I mean, to a large degree it is. They pay shit money to the state employed teachers, well, don't be a teacher, do whatever else there's to do, import some garbage from china or some coffee from indonesia and sell that off on the internet, that will surely make you enough money to acquire some food lol (and maybe even a car if you put some little effort and thoughts into it).
2013-02-21 03:16:49
Some of the team’s players were very critical of CS:GO at first. Has your (the team’s) opinion about this game changed?

Yeah, it has kind of changed, but my personal opinion remains the same. CS 1.6 is a legendary game and the community need CS 1.6 v.2. CS:GO is not a continuation of 1.6, it is a new game.

:)
2013-02-22 00:06:49
Good guy ceh9 !!
2013-02-22 07:44:12
4-6 place @ Mad Catz CS:GO invitational
2013-02-22 10:45:27
+1
gl na`vi
2013-02-22 10:58:10
legendary game..indeed !!!1
2013-02-22 23:46:24
Na`Vi LEGEND !!!!
2013-02-23 01:54:01
RIP
2014-04-18 13:03:35

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