starix: "We're going through a crisis"

Sergey "starix" Ischuk issued a VLOG on Na`Vi's YouTube channel, saying that the team is going through a crisis and that "his results are being questioned within the team".

Sergey "starix" Ischuk's Natus Vincere have been consistently placing in the top four at most events they attended in in 2014, excluding the first two majors of the year, EMS One Katowice and ESL One Cologne.

They haven't attended too many bigger events though, but on both events with most world's best teams they've been to in the last few months, Natus Vincere was able to get into the semi-finals.

starix's future will be at stake in Katowice

Despite that it looks like the remainder of the team is not satisfied with starix's form of late, and from what the player said in the following VLOG, his future stands on the team's result at ESL One Katowice.

He even said the team is "going through some sort of a crisis", apparently due to the team's inability to compete with three of the current best teams in the world, fnatic, LDLC and NiP.

The Ukrainian veteran has been a part of Natus Vincere since the creation of the team in early 2010 back in Counter-Strike 1.6, which makes him and Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko one of the longest standing duos in the game's history.

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gl NaVi
2015-02-01 14:36
-Starix + Zeus
2015-02-01 14:39
but... but... how?
2015-02-01 14:41
Remove satrix and add Zeus
2015-02-01 14:42
but... but... how?
2015-02-01 14:48
Pakistan Caked_u9 
kick starix and include zeus
2015-02-01 15:13
but... but... how?
2015-02-01 15:31
delete satrix and paste Zeus
2015-02-01 15:41
but why male models?
2015-02-01 15:42
2015-02-01 16:13
cut Starix and grow Zeus
2015-02-04 07:03
Fine, add both their girls
2015-02-01 16:15
-starix +swag
2015-02-01 16:20
-swag +Zeus
2015-02-01 17:10
2015-02-01 18:41
remove swag add Zeus
2015-02-01 22:40
2015-02-02 01:53
undo swag and insert Zeus
2015-02-02 06:09
but... but... how???
2015-02-02 11:02
fire swag, hire zeus
2015-02-02 11:39
2015-02-02 11:41
-starix + zeus
2015-02-02 12:37
2015-02-02 20:35
In out X as long as u can hold
2015-02-03 03:03
what what?
2015-02-03 05:37
stfu kids
2015-02-03 20:49
im not a kid im fukin 8
2015-02-04 12:05
you wat?
2015-02-01 14:48
You mean as In-Game Leader, or are you trying to suggest Na'Vi should have a four man team?..
2015-02-01 14:42
Stop taking life too seriously
2015-02-01 15:05
Poor Na'Vi =( -starix +s1mple
2015-02-01 14:36
yeah and they won`t be able to compete at all
2015-02-01 14:38
2015-02-01 14:40
They will first take s1mple in after esl cologne since he can compete at DHW. I think they will change out starix with worledit, and after cologne they will probably change out zeus with s1mple
2015-02-01 14:40
-igl + 2awps on top of the 3rd awp they already have? what?
2015-02-01 14:46
seized is igl, you retard. worledit and GuardiaN are awpers, s1mples role is not awper. Look it up, dumbass. He is rifler / secondary awper. He was only main awper in HR.
2015-02-01 16:25
Seized as an igl was an experiment, which dramatically failed. No need to call somebody a r*tard. Both s1mple and WE are more comfortable with an awp, it is just that s1mple's rifling abilities are much higher than those you would expect from an awp'er. dAT currently plays double awp set-up even on T sides of the maps, exception being inferno where AWP T-side is a very 'niche' weapon. That being sad, despite all your reasoning, I have to agree with #38 and say 'what'? Those roster changes are some Cashtour line-up
2015-02-01 17:04
ahahha,zeus igl now,fucking moron
2015-02-01 17:31
wow you are braindead.
2015-02-01 18:00
You failed m8, Zeus all the way igl.
2015-02-01 21:31
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
are you retarded mate? No igl and 3 awpers?:DDDDDDDDD
2015-02-01 16:17
seized is igl, you retard. worledit and GuardiaN are awpers, s1mples role is not awper. Look it up, dumbass. He is rifler / secondary awper. He was only main awper in HR.
2015-02-01 16:25
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
Seized was igl for 3 weeks and na`vi started losing to 3rd tier teams. Now he is no longer their igl. Also s1mple's main role is awper. However he is better both at awp and rifle than worldedit so he uses rifle now.
2015-02-01 16:29
Would say they are equal with awp. Seized is still IGL though. They haven't confirmed that they have gone back to having zeus as IGL.
2015-02-01 16:37
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
Seized is no longer IGL. I don't know if you understand Russian, but there he says: "So we lost to Titan, thought about it and decided to change everything back. Make me captain again"
2015-02-01 16:49
Yes, of course I understand Russian.. How would I know lol
2015-02-01 16:50
Yeah, it's not like it's been translated and reported on several other sites already. Guess we are retards for knowing something you don't.
2015-02-02 11:41
Not that their results have been better after changing back. Tactics have been merely the same anyway if you look at demos and VoDs. Seized could probably igl anyway.
2015-02-02 12:21
8/8 stupid
2015-02-01 16:21
seized is igl, you retard. worledit and GuardiaN are awpers, s1mples role is not awper. Look it up, dumbass. He is rifler / secondary awper. He was only main awper in HR.
2015-02-01 16:25
2015-02-02 02:34
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
If they make this move they will become much worse. Their only problem is playing like idiots (rushing, pushing for no reason, general impatience on CT side) which cannot be mended by replacing a role player like Starix. The best way is to simply work at achieving better discipline within the team through communication. Another option is to remove zeus and get a new captain who would change the approach to the game altogether, but this would be a horrible choice imo.
2015-02-01 16:15
Seeing as s1mple is ESL banned and Guardian is still gonna be awping, i feel like either they take back Markeloff or maybe Bondik as theyre both riflers?
2015-02-01 16:38
S1mples original role is rifler / secondary awper. He was only main awper in HR. He is also a much better, and more consistent rifler than markeloff and bondik.
2015-02-01 16:52
-s1mple +guardian
2015-02-01 22:43
2015-02-01 14:36
Natus Expectere [*]
2015-02-01 18:47
NAVIEXIT call Varoufakis.
2015-02-01 14:37
Germany pmb  
2015-02-01 14:39
CIS Ume 
2015-02-01 14:36
2015-02-01 14:37
-Starix +??? Profit
2015-02-01 14:37
2015-02-01 14:37
Not everyone can be the BEST in the world starix
2015-02-01 14:37
-Starik +Shox
2015-02-01 14:38
go starix!
2015-02-01 14:38
Gl navi :)
2015-02-01 14:38
Starix is the fucking man
2015-02-01 14:39
2015-02-01 14:42
no starix, no navi
2015-02-01 14:42
2015-02-01 16:38
what about ceh9 ? isnt he ready to comeback t pro scene .. i seen him stream he still has it he can own
2015-02-01 14:44
lol that would be like nip taking fiffy back
2015-02-01 14:46
no cause ceh9 had problems adjusting at the start hes good now
2015-02-01 14:49
ceh 9 and markeloff back in navi :D i'd love that
2015-02-01 14:53
nah, he was bad in 1.6 and even worse in go. Besides how do you know he is better as he hasn't played at top level in a long time
2015-02-01 14:55
ceh9 won't be back on pro scene, he mentioned that he kinda lost his motivation and wanted to try smth new, streaming, making content etc
2015-02-01 15:16
he's not good at all
2015-02-01 16:06
He's better than 99% of the community, however thats still not good enough to compete on a pro level.
2015-02-02 23:13
why starix? kick zeus cuz he is the worst in NaVi
2015-02-01 14:45
cause zeus is their igl, and if i recall there isnt many in cis scene, if starix can be an igl i'd rather have him than zeus, all zeus does is sit on his youtube/facebook/twitter all day instead of actually working on the team.
2015-02-01 14:48
Zeus is better than starix statwise And he's igl too
2015-02-01 15:26
Navi in Katowice will do nothing
2015-02-01 14:47
-starix +flamie
2015-02-01 14:47
Now starix is motivated to show his best game. Starix will be one of topfragers at Katowice. You'll see )) GLHF dude.
2015-02-01 14:47
yes u are xd
2015-02-01 14:49
I still believe in Na`Vi. GL! Do not need to kick anyone. They are good, but do not train so hard as other teams. My opinion.
2015-02-01 14:49
2015-02-01 14:51
agree with u
2015-02-01 15:01
striker how the fuck fnatic is top 3 in your brain? on secured events, only this matter, they are shit. dignitas rape fnatic. vp got better recent results too. you failed hard mate. why do u parrot this clown thorin instead using facts? im disapointed.
2015-02-01 14:54
Liechtenstein ohai_ 
wtf? starix said this in his vlog, nothing more.
2015-02-01 15:17
Dignitas (current TSM) ? Are you kidding me ? A team that hasn't gotten to a final in an international CSGO tournament ever. And, to what VP's recent results are you referring ? fnatic lost the first BO3 against VP in ESEA upper bracket finals, but in the end they've won 2 straight bo3's against them in the Grand Final. In DreamHack Winter, VP got a higher place because they've played against the weakest possible team in quarter-finals PENTA eSports, while fnatic lost against eventual DH Winter champions. And do i even need to mention that fnatic won previous events before DH Winter - ESWC and FACEIT finals (sending VP packing in semi-fnals).
2015-02-01 15:25
idiot or bad troll? tsm raped fnatic 1 week ago in b03 at mlg on secured server (cevo ac) so ofc tsm>fnatic esea lan was not secured, no esea ac and despite that vp won 1 bo3 + better results at dhw eswc was not secured and the same for face it (just stadnard local lan server) so like you see all fnatic victories was on only not secured events (vac is not a security in practice). ofc not secured MINOR events mean shit while majors and secured events mean much more. fnatic is not even top5 now when at last 2 events one was secured and they got raped by all eu teams and at dhw got punished for cheating and only top8. Also titan raped them recently. FNATIC is top6 AT BEST NOW even if they are clean (which is not true cuz they are dirty for 99,9%)
2015-02-01 16:04
2015-02-01 17:29
lol fnatic is top6 cause they didnt perform well in Aspen? :D that hltv community
2015-02-01 19:31
Amazed that people like you actually exist. :D
2015-02-01 18:50
You deserved to be called an retaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard.
2015-02-01 21:36
Nooooooooooooo! Dont leave NaVi :( Need to kick lowseized!
2015-02-01 14:56
-starix +markeloff confirmed :D
2015-02-01 14:57
- cobweb in your skull + brain way better. confirmed
2015-02-01 17:20
Hungary raffai 
Finally. Starix - 1.6 legend, but in CS:GO...nothing :( -Starix and -Zeus
2015-02-01 14:57
2015-02-01 14:57
-starix +markeloff
2015-02-01 14:58
inb4 match-fixing confession.
2015-02-01 14:58
GuardiaN | 
Slovakia Kedo2 
GG starix. We enjoyed you playing. But NaVi needs stronger players. As far as who .... I have zero idea. But I think Ladislav will have tons of great ideas. I have a feeling for a few months that GuardiaN is the only player holding NaVi afloat.
2015-02-01 14:59
China Ava1ondraGon 
I like the old Navi line-up.Just keep it, I will support it forever.No them(Zuse,Starix,Edward), no Navi.
2015-02-01 15:00
2015-02-01 15:02
DSK | 
Albania DSK- Na`Vi should try two awp set up, starix is a great defensive awper we all know that :)
2015-02-01 15:02
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
good times, taking ceh9 positions really dragged starix down, wish he sniped more often
2015-02-01 16:53
Brazil 1-19 
-Starix +Flamie
2015-02-01 15:03
old news bro you guys are so as fuck hltv
2015-02-01 15:05
2015-02-01 15:05
fuck navi
2015-02-01 15:08
- Starix + Oskar
2015-02-01 15:10
-starix +gux -zeus +face -guardiaN +skadoodle -edward +ceh9 -seized +jw
2015-02-01 15:29
- starix + edward
2015-02-01 15:11
Seized has been trying to kick starix for a long time lol
2015-02-01 15:11
story is very legit when it comes from known cheater loser :D
2015-02-01 15:15
It's true tho
2015-02-01 15:25
kick all, RIP [*]
2015-02-01 15:15
We know that..ukraine russia crimea
2015-02-01 15:18
-starix +markeloff
2015-02-01 15:26
2015-02-01 15:27
Inb4shuffle Ceh9 Starix Zeus AdreN Kucher Top -1
2015-02-01 15:30
top 1 in 5 tier team
2015-02-01 15:51
Greece her-1g 
-starix +worldedit is super LEGIT!!
2015-02-01 15:34
-starix + anybody with hands
2015-02-01 15:49
Uda4i Serega! Vse polu4itsya!
2015-02-01 15:52
earned my respect with this video :) like the fact u will give ur best at Katowice to prove urself and i will cheer for you for that! :)
2015-02-01 15:54
-Zeus +fifflaren
2015-02-01 16:04
+ markeloff inc
2015-02-01 16:07
with this pressure it will be hard to step up but gl & hf
2015-02-01 16:08
2015-02-01 16:09
starix has potential back to back aces #neveforget Maybe starix can pick up the awp and navi to paly a double awp set up
2015-02-01 16:09
I like this openness about what's really going inside the team from Na'Vi! You rarely get honest insight into what things are really like from teams. They just pretend everything's great until the changes happen.
2015-02-01 16:12
Na'Vi haven't been operating good as a team lately and you can't really single one or two people for it. Everyone besides GuardiaN have been under-performing in the majority of the time. They have been obviously looking for a solution with putting seized as an IGL but considering he's the least experienced of everyone.. that didn't make any sense. Zeus was either tired,stuck or didn't want to be an IGL anymore. We don't really know what's going on in the team them besides their evidently weak performances. The only clear thing is that they're stuck and will probably make roster changes after Katowice. I seriously can't see how in their current state they'll be able to do anything big in the tournament.
2015-02-01 16:17
World LeviathaNz 
They have a sick lineup they just don't focus on CS:GO as much as they should. A lot of them are doing side stuff like Starix playing a shit tons of Dota, Edward is like HeatoN promoting stuff, ZeuS is doing his stuff too, nothing comes for free if you don't invest yourself it won't pay off. I love this team but seriously you (all players) have to wake up.
2015-02-01 16:35
Maybe starix should try to switch up his settings a bit, like new mouse/mousepad and change sens a bit, could give him a new kick
2015-02-01 16:37
maybe make a bind to adjust weapon position from left to right like steel change fps_max from 300 to 301 set shader detail to high so he could enjoy the game more use arrows instead of wasd I can definitely see these changes improve starix's game. new JW inc!
2015-02-01 17:15
Go Na'vi ! rek at ESL !!!
2015-02-01 17:07
it's not just starix, it's overall team performance. look at hr, they always kick someone, it doesnt helpe them. you should just think and analyze top teams game. and improve personally, change gamestyle etc
2015-02-01 17:44
GL Na'Vi
2015-02-01 17:47
+pyth kappa
2015-02-01 17:49
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
2 - 3ppl at this moment who can really replays Starix r Fox Kibaken or Hooch ... but hooch wont be in the same team with Zeus cuz he always like to be an IGL ... the real candidate is FOX ... this guy had tons of LAN exp. and he pretty much skilled player ... If he felt like really motivation to playing this game he can be really really good @
2015-02-01 18:00
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
mb "roman " from GGWP
2015-02-01 18:04
no ... just no , he is overrated . "Talking about roman" i would like to see fox in NAV'I
2015-02-01 22:23
Navi so bad
2015-02-01 18:55
Hooch to the NaVi!
2015-02-01 19:05
2015-02-01 19:09
yop navi needs some radically changes it will sounds sad but starix is the worst player whos should leave the team gl IRL
2015-02-01 19:35
Kibaken welcome
2015-02-01 21:14
kid sucks. plz no
2015-02-02 11:39
2015-03-02 00:57
-Starix +Markeloff? :3
2015-02-01 21:22
I'm sure Starix's gonna come huge in Katowice. In starix we believe <3 Best of Luck Sergey! Don't quit Starix. Don't give up!
2015-02-01 22:29
starix had some sick performances when they were juggling the lineup for a while, even awping a lot to a high level. makes you think they aren't using him in a way that suits him very well. could perhaps do a job awping for someone like hellraisers.
2015-02-01 22:47
i'd rather see -zeus than -starix
2015-02-02 00:18
Russia 0mgfarsh 
markeloff will not go anywhere. Starix not even think about it, without further thought, you just have to take (c) ceh9
2015-02-02 08:07
Well there is clearly something stopping them from beating the best teams out there. I'm sure they wouldn't single out a veteran like Starix without serious cause.
2015-02-02 08:49
-Guardian +markeloff i know guardian is 10x the player markeloff is right now but i don't think fraggin is Na`Vi's problem ATM, if you look at the year Na`Vi dominated in 1.6 there teamwork was fucking insane and the timing of there team peaks and pinching was next level. i honestly think communication problems is Na`Vi's biggest down fall right now. just my 2cents
2015-02-03 05:26
-starix +kibaken
2015-02-03 18:04
2015-03-02 00:58
still too young and has pressure issues due to lack of experience, I doubt an oldschooler team like Navi with old players need someone like that, but ya, he's good, gl to him...
2015-03-04 18:58
0-11 the dream
2015-03-12 17:03
Starix retire?
2015-03-14 12:24
kicked confirmed
2015-03-16 01:09
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