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big nafany interview (hot takes, banter, etc)
FalleN | 
Russia Get_Got 
big ass interview with nafany has been released on 07/01/2022 and there's plenty of funny stories and interesting facts about him and whole Gambit org and I'll try to list some of it here in case u missed it youtu.be/IrMBCF79KP0 1) nafany used to play hockey back in childhood 2) he played Dreamhack Open Atlanta 2018 Qualification finals against old Vitality with NBK and Happy, and nafany spent like half of the game time complimenting NBK in chat 3) his older brother helped him with cs a lot specifically by explaining to their parents how tournaments work, how people earn a living by playing, etc 4) nafany registered his first debit card to get prize money from a local tournament 5) if you haven't won anything (local tournaments included) in cs before 16 your chances of achieving anything in cs industry are abysmal. nafany himself decided to pursue a serious career in cs when he was fifteen to move from his small hometown of 50k ppl 6) nafany used to be bullied in school for his over-emotional response to bad grades 7) Magixx (from TS) is super educated and nice guy both as a player and in-person 8) nafany watches a lot of stand-up comedians, loves Jim Jefferies 9) so called "cs schools" for kids don't work, you're better off playing faceit / watching pro demos 10) nafany plays poker a little bit, of PC games he plays Crusader Kings & Genshin the most 11) sh1ro didn't know who F_1N was back when he tried to scout them and left him on read in Steam, so Fin had to go to Blad3 so that Blad3 would convince sh1ro to go to Gambit Youngsters trials 12) Hobbit helps with midrounds a lot, also sometimes sh1ro might call the whole map if he feels like it, nafany predicts that by his late 20s sh1ro will be a great IGL 13) groove helps Gambit players with financial investments, nafany keeps some of his money in stocks, wants to get into real estate in 2022 14) some of nafany's teammates mess with crypto and so far they're golden, but nafany says he has a lot to learn to dabble into this whole thing successfully 15) some mad bettor apparently loaned 500K rubles (6500 USD) from bank and lost it completely by betting against Gambit on some big tournament and complained about it in nafany's dms 16) nafany donates to charity but doesn't believe in giving money to specific people 'cause they'll blow it away on some bullshit 17) Krizzen and Sanji started to play significantly worse due to some serious health problems and Sanji is still on VP payroll and tries to fix his health (but this info is based on rumors completely) 18) says player stickers and skins are basically proto-NFTs, also sticker money are comparable to tournament winnings in terms of income 19) nafany sometimes rages on his teammates in game but tries his best to fight this behaviour 20) nafany has high regard for APEX and his sportsmanship and personal qualities, while cadiaN is "a man of many masks" and is not as humble as he wants people to perceive him as 21) Hobbit throws best flashes on Gambit, sh1ro throws worst 22) nafany believes that female pros can play on top level, but feels like they have less trust in their own capabilities when they play against male teams right now, says that small female tournaments are a good thing for the scene akin to local national events in Spain or Poland, etc 23) a lot of CIS commentators are incompetent and unethical, specifically on WePlay 24) Cache should be brough back, but nafany doesn't want to get rid of any other maps, also says new Cobble is decent but the map should be smaller to be competitively viable 25) nafany wants to travel more (to Japan and Korea specifically) and try snowboarding in 2022
2022-01-20 14:28
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#1
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Poland Neo[T]orius
f thats a lot of text but tq for tldr and translation possibly
2022-01-20 14:29
4 replies
yeah well HLTV interface is not exactly best to deal with this amount of text but I hope some people will find it interesting, I was just taking notes while watching
2022-01-20 14:31
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#41
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Togo BRON0
ty lol, very funny information
2022-01-20 14:42
#107
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Israel Asi_16
very interesting, thx!
2022-01-20 17:19
"of PC games he plays Crusader Kings & Genshin the most" >Genshin That's all you need to hear,
2022-01-20 21:08
#2
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Russia ToughGuy
Dont care
2022-01-20 14:30
1 reply
#5
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Poland Neo[T]orius
i care
2022-01-20 14:31
intresting thread, thanks!
2022-01-20 14:31
"20) nafany has high regard for APEX and his sportsmanship and personal qualities, while cadiaN is "a man of many masks" and is not as humble as he wants people to perceive him as" I know nafany is a weeb but he got my respect now Also, thanks op for the interview compilation
2022-01-20 14:32
3 replies
wait apex as in the vita french igl?
2022-01-20 17:04
2 replies
yes
2022-01-20 18:43
#118
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Germany Alandinho
little bit late but yes
2022-01-20 18:44
nice ty for the tldw
2022-01-20 14:31
5) if you haven't won anything (local tournaments included) in cs before 16 your chances of achieving anything in cs industry are abysmal. nafany himself decided to pursue a serious career in cs when he was fifteen to move from his small hometown of 50k ppl bullsh*t
2022-01-20 14:32
23 replies
yeah, tbh, this point is a bit wrong. Maybe by win he meant like at least some sort of success?
2022-01-20 14:34
12 replies
probably, but still didn't blameF go pro late?
2022-01-20 14:35
11 replies
#36
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Germany bowski23
yup, liquipedia lists his first team in 2017 when he was 20. And same for roeJ, he was 24
2022-01-20 14:39
5 replies
so ye anything is possible
2022-01-20 14:41
4 replies
#58
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Czech Republic Luckjeen
and what about jackz
2022-01-20 15:47
3 replies
jackz started in envy academy and i was like ohh he's kinda sick looked at his age, he was already like 24 at the time so i was like, weird
2022-01-20 16:36
#120
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France HippzZ
Jackz was always there in the French subtop, he could have made it earlier with more luck
2022-01-20 18:48
1 reply
#144
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Czech Republic Luckjeen
I guess unlucky for all of us he didnt
2022-01-20 20:18
#88
ropz | 
Latvia JRun
It's just nafany's opinion and his attitude towards cs career. It is not supposed to be complete true or smth like that.
2022-01-20 16:24
#89
ropz | 
Latvia JRun
and consider that blameF became pro several years ago when competition wasn't so big like it is right now. So that statement was kinda an advice for the next generation of cs players
2022-01-20 16:26
3 replies
hahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahaha kmt you're dumb, competition big in 2021/22? g2 has been a mess and they made the major final with 2 french bots that have won 0 trophies in their career
2022-01-20 16:34
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#98
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Latvia JRun
I meant big competition in terms of becoming pro player. You know how many players with 3k+ elo try to achieve smth in this game maknig stacks and playing tournaments or how many semi-pro suck pee-pees on tier6 scene, never even touching high tier cs indeed. Thinking this way there is HUGE competition in pro cs. And nafany meant exactly this in that interview by the way.
2022-01-20 16:42
1 reply
I guess he doesn't understand how fucked up pro scene is beneath Tier 1 If all tier 1 teams had to go through a bunch of qualis vs T2-T4 teams they would lose a bunch.
2022-01-20 21:17
yeah kinda bs take since he also played against huNter back in 2018 but I think it works for current generation of players like monesy, if you're a slow learner you'll be out of position to setup a successful career due to higher competition
2022-01-20 14:36
idk i think you are gonna have a real hard time becoming a player on a consistent top 3 team or become like hltv top 10 or even 20 if you start playing or getting succesful only in ur late teen years or in ur 20s. However i think its possible to earn a living with cs if u are dedicated and lucky enough
2022-01-20 14:43
2 replies
you can do anything if you're dedicated enough
2022-01-20 16:36
1 reply
no
2022-01-20 21:11
#77
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Russia mlsha
He corrected himself 2-3 times, that he felt like this and it worked for him. Also, he said that there are chances to achieve smt after 16 and he knows a lot of examples
2022-01-20 15:58
3 replies
it's for sure a boost and a reason to convince your parents to do so, but still it's not that big of a factor, like if you don't win a tournament you by 16 you should give up, it doesn't work like that
2022-01-20 16:35
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#102
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Russia mlsha
He does not mean it generally. That was his own strategy, so in case f he does not achieve something, he goes to study. But I agree with you. As far as I know boomich started to play when he was 16.
2022-01-20 17:05
1 reply
well the point in the thread isn't what he said then, fair from him stew also started playing at only 16
2022-01-20 17:07
#141
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Germany Matrixrl1
ye i agree. obv the earlier the better but if you have the talent or put in enough work you can still make it late
2022-01-20 19:58
#163
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United States Azaqa
yea that point is just bullshit lol
2022-01-20 21:20
Ok, one more video I'm not gonna watch.
2022-01-20 14:32
2 replies
+1 lmao
2022-01-20 14:35
#109
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Russia kawa4soko
Who asked?
2022-01-20 18:16
16) nafany donates to charity but doesn't believe in giving money to specific people 'cause they'll blow it away on some bullshit i respect nafany
2022-01-20 14:32
2 replies
yea i also dont believe in giving money to cryptobros cuz theyll blow it on some scam NFTs, id rather give it to people who really need the money to pay their bills and get food on the table
2022-01-20 15:43
1 reply
Why would you give money to them?
2022-01-20 21:14
nafany is one of the most likeable personalities in CIS
2022-01-20 14:33
12 replies
#16
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China RADNIKEY
kkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-01-20 14:34
1 reply
in CS? he isn't the best, I would say b1t or elec, or hobbit. Off CS, these 3 and nafany is added
2022-01-20 14:38
out of the server yes, in the server no he acts like the russian cadian and seeing a 40 kg trying to yell at a chad like apex is just cringe
2022-01-20 14:36
7 replies
well, I don't rate people in CS, tbh. If we talk about CS, a humble pro like zywoo acts and plays and destroys his enemy like he is Michael Jordan
2022-01-20 14:37
1 reply
i hope to see the day when he turns evil lol would be fun, at least like a character for a showmatch
2022-01-20 14:38
#127
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Switzerland nierg
I think nafany is still a lot more tame in the server than cadian. CadiaN is almost falling off his chair sometimes pulling some bs antics. Nafany just shouts to hype up his teammates. I dont know of its directed towards the other team, because I don't speak Russian.
2022-01-20 19:07
4 replies
he just shouts blyat all the time but it's cringe seeing him, cadian is just a piece of sh*t ngl
2022-01-20 19:41
2 replies
#142
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Switzerland nierg
At least nafany is just cringe and not deadly annoying like cadiaN
2022-01-20 20:11
1 reply
true still, i like nafany still, seems like a nice bloke
2022-01-20 20:13
#146
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Russia Drain3r
he just shouts "NAAAAIS" lol the only thing nafany regrets is when he laughed loudly about amanek's mistake on LAN
2022-01-20 20:45
#59
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Brazil guelzy1
where is your italian flag
2022-01-20 15:48
1 reply
eh, it suits my nickname more, but I don't want to fake flag
2022-01-20 15:49
#12
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Finland Kyrpeli
wow thanks for tldr!
2022-01-20 14:33
Nafany is great guy
2022-01-20 14:33
lol sh1ro throws the worst flashes? He should probably fix that because as the awper he is the one who throws 2 every round
2022-01-20 14:35
1 reply
nafany says sh1ro flashes him a lot kekw might be friendly banter tho'
2022-01-20 14:38
Interesting read, very good thread.
2022-01-20 14:36
Weeb
2022-01-20 14:36
nafany is a certified weeb
2022-01-20 14:37
Thanks for sharing))
2022-01-20 14:37
#28
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United States bendie
interesting stuff good to know
2022-01-20 14:37
pretty interesting gj mens
2022-01-20 14:37
Thanks for summarizing
2022-01-20 14:39
thank you for the summary :D
2022-01-20 14:39
Nice facts, thanks for the effort in translating this!
2022-01-20 14:43
#45
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Brazil wIDt
Thanks OP for the summarized and translated topics.
2022-01-20 15:15
"while cadiaN is "a man of many masks" and is not as humble as he wants people to perceive him as" xaxaxa no suprise there
2022-01-20 15:17
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#121
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France HippzZ
+1
2022-01-20 18:50
#47
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Denmark Rubix__
That was actually interesting..and thanks for TLDR..keep up good work..thank you
2022-01-20 15:21
+respect for nafany
2022-01-20 15:32
#50
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Brazil guelzy1
what the actual f... you are obsessed with nafnay
2022-01-20 15:37
1 reply
well I did watch his 2 hr interview but then again, writing it down is like 10 mins I tend to post inside info and rumors from CIS segment (on VP, TS as well) if I haven't seen anyone else address it on HLTV
2022-01-20 15:47
#52
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
nice
2022-01-20 15:44
thanks bro
2022-01-20 15:45
#54
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Europe JohnnyPayn
nafany weeb
2022-01-20 15:45
+1 thanks for writing this all up and translating. good read
2022-01-20 15:47
Nice. Thank you for translating. Didn't know nafany was a CK chad though
2022-01-20 15:47
2 replies
let's hope he doesn't discover EU4 cause his cs hours will go to shit kekw
2022-01-20 15:53
1 reply
He should just focus on Ck2, EU and HoI. Nice.
2022-01-20 15:53
#60
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Czech Republic Luckjeen
ty, I was gonna watch the interview but I mean with my russian, it would be more like 4 hours
2022-01-20 15:49
#64
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India LRAD
interesting! ty
2022-01-20 15:50
#67
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Finland uSnaj69
Interesting, ty
2022-01-20 15:51
#75
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Asia TopBaiter
The thumbnail: nafany after 2 hour interview
2022-01-20 15:56
Interesting, ty
2022-01-20 16:07
Interesting
2022-01-20 16:10
#84
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Yugoslavia embru
thank you so much, interviews like these are amazing and getting to know cs players better is something I would love to hear about more. Wish this was some kind of series you know. Anyways thank you, that was mega interesting much love <3
2022-01-20 16:15
1 reply
appreciate your (and others') kind words, figured since I don't spend money on stickers or merch in general it'd be a good idea to repay the team that have given me a lot of good memories in 2021 by giving them some more international exposure
2022-01-20 16:22
more good info on how cadian is two faced scum, good to hear. nice interview thanks for transalation op.
2022-01-20 16:19
seems like a nice guy tbh!
2022-01-20 16:24
#90
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Lithuania Jaguaras
Interesting read. If someone didn't watch yet nafany on hltv confirmed you're missing out, seems cool guy and always gives a lot of insight. Beast igl and entry as well
2022-01-20 16:30
"cadiaN is "a man of many masks" and is not as humble as he wants people to perceive him as" I KNEW IT!!!!!!!
2022-01-20 16:32
a lot of text, but very intersting really, nice :D
2022-01-20 16:36
Thanks for the translation, I enjoyed that.
2022-01-20 16:41
#104
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Bahrain Ax1yn
Great interview and translation, It's interesting for sure to read stuff like this wish more players did this type of stuff, Thank you for this.
2022-01-20 17:14
#105
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India needlyfe
Thank you
2022-01-20 17:14
#106
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Denmark nicram64
Thanks
2022-01-20 17:17
Respect for making this thread. 👍
2022-01-20 17:21
gj on taking notes m8
2022-01-20 18:17
nice
2022-01-20 18:27
good job bro <3
2022-01-20 18:30
Very interesting, thank you!
2022-01-20 18:33
22) nafany believes that female pros can play on top level, but feels like they have less trust in their own capabilities when they play against male teams right now, says that small female tournaments are a good thing for the scene akin to local national events in Spain or Poland, etc nice
2022-01-20 18:38
nice post man, ty for tldr and translation
2022-01-20 18:40
That was a nice read, thanks for posting
2022-01-20 18:45
#122
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France HippzZ
2) is so cute <3
2022-01-20 18:50
thanks for translating sounds like a great guy i liked the part about apex
2022-01-20 18:59
1 reply
not true anymore kekw
2022-01-20 20:49
god interview
2022-01-20 19:02
seems like a nice guy :)
2022-01-20 19:07
#128
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Switzerland nierg
Thank u poster, was great reading this.
2022-01-20 19:09
>some mad bettor apparently loaned 500K rubles (6500 USD) from bank and lost it completely by betting against Gambit on some big tournament and complained about it in nafany's dms what a loser. these gamba addicts should go to therapy
2022-01-20 19:12
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>nafany donates to charity but doesn't believe in giving money to specific people 'cause they'll blow it away on some bullshit if mad bettors are screeching in my dms, i wouldn't donate give it to specific people either. makes sense. seems like a very mature guy. loved him on hltv confirmed as well.
2022-01-20 19:15
Thanks for the translation. Appreciate it.
2022-01-20 19:49
#138
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Philippines libon23
when i saw hot takes in the title i thought he said some based ass opinion
2022-01-20 19:54
thx for the post
2022-01-20 19:55
#140
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Denmark ZuloMulo
thanks for translating brother
2022-01-20 19:56
#145
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Argentina WaSTe_D
Nice read actually, good stuff
2022-01-20 20:36
interesna
2022-01-20 21:02
#159
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Russia Drain3r
gj
2022-01-20 21:12
thx for translation mens
2022-01-20 21:20
Gr8 thread mens
2022-01-20 21:21
interesting
2022-01-20 21:24
that was nice, thank you for the read!
2022-01-20 21:27
#167
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Germany Alsimi
Thank you for the summary OP!!!
2022-01-20 21:36
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