GuardiaN: "Came with only one goal"

Striker
January 25th, 2017 00:40

Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács talked to us following Natus Vincere qualifying for ELEAGUE Major playoffs in confident fashion.

Natus Vincere became the second team to qualify for ELEAGUE Major playoffs after Virtus.pro, winning all three matches without breaking a sweat.


GuardiaN sees Astralis and Virtus.pro as Na`Vi's biggest threats

After their last match against SK on Dust2, where Na`Vi won 16-3, Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács talked about the team's confidence going into the playoffs and told us who their hardest opponents will be.

A very confident group stage performance overall, only losing 12 rounds over the three matches, I'm sure that makes you confident for the playoffs...

Well, we came here with only one goal and that's to win the Major and we did everything for that. We showed that we have improved and prepared for the Major. It's pretty good that we won all three games on CT side, in each match we had 12 rounds as CT, so we didn't have to show anything on T side, and I would say that's a huge advantage for us in the playoffs.

I already talked to s1mple, but he didn't say much about your map pool, which was obviously quite shallow at the end of 2016. How much has it improved now?

I will be the kind of party pooper guy, I won't say anything, it's a secret and it's one that only we know. The teams will not find out until they play us, so I won't say anything about it, the teams will have to face us to find out.

Can you at least say if you're confident about your map pool?

I would say as a team, in-game leading wise, all five players, we're confident about all maps we have prepared.

You said you only came with one goal, to win the Major, who will be your hardest opponents?

We played SK, so I can't say SK anymore, because we beat them a lot, but of course they can come back in the playoffs if they win the last game. Still, SK, and I'd say the biggest threats will be Astralis and Virtus.pro. I wouldn't say anyone else, because we're confident to play all teams, and the hardest teams are those two, mentally and skill-wise. If we face them, it'll be quite a hard game.

Make sure to check out the other interviews we've conducted at the ELEAGUE Major:

Day three
Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen: "We had a great bootcamp"
Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer: "Didn't expect Dust2"
 
Day two
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski: "I hope Gambit will be nervous"
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz: "It was important for us to start well"
Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman: "[YOLO teams] will go far"
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin: "It doesn't feel like we won"
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo: "Gonna fight as hard as we can"
Netherlands Chris "chrisJ" de Jong: "Confident about our map pool"
 
Day one
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey: "Everyone's happy with their roles"
Sweden Markus "pronax" Wallsten: "I'm happy it went to Train"
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire: "It was hard after jdm's 1v5"
Ukraine Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev: "Hope to show beautiful CS"
Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski: "It's always close vs. OpTic"
Portugal Ricardo "fox" Pacheco: "We played 12-14 hours a day"
France Richard "shox" Papillon: "FaZe can do pretty well here"
Kazakhstan Abay "HObbit" Khasenov: "We prepared for everyone"
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
958
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
646
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
1044
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
933
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Kazakhstan Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
268
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
618
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1125
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
586
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
911
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1088
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1053
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
648
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1218
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
610
KPR:
0.84
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.11
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
980
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
ONE GOAL
2017-01-25 00:40
#15
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India LilPump 
Damn, seems like they scored 3 goals pretty fucking ez.
2017-01-25 00:41
gj
2017-01-25 00:41
Nice, the same amount BRA71L got
2017-01-25 01:34
#2
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Germany G2Army 
Nice GuardiaN!
2017-01-25 00:40
#3
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CIS sergioff 
GG
2017-01-25 00:40
#4
fox | 
Portugal ZendeR_ 
ggs
2017-01-25 00:40
cool
2017-01-25 00:40
#7
God | 
Denmark YawbuSs 
nice
2017-01-25 00:40
i agree with guardian, ez for nip
2017-01-25 00:41
lol wtf
2017-01-25 00:40
u wont win the major fool lmfaoo
2017-01-25 00:40
SK WILL AXAXAXAXAX
2017-01-25 02:48
Lol that photoshop
2017-01-25 00:40
#23
HObbit | 
Spain Alser 
It's not photoshop
2017-01-25 00:44
Oh shit thats a hat xD
2017-01-25 00:44
#25
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Luxembourg gepaxo 
actually, it isn't photoshopped
2017-01-25 00:44
#17
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Guardian: "Runboost? I aren't think that." i.imgur.com/1xpzRKb.jpg
2017-01-25 00:41
Ez Guardian
2017-01-25 00:41
we saw this choke before
2017-01-25 00:42
That picture lol guardian hot
2017-01-25 00:42
#28
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Bosnia and Herzegovina nANDO111 
choke inc
2017-01-25 00:55
that belly fat guardian jesus.!
2017-01-25 00:56
#30
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Faroe Islands shubaNNN 
gl navi, u deserve it <3
2017-01-25 01:03
Gl NaVi win it all fibaly, show the real dominance this year. NaVi reborn 2k10 plz
2017-01-25 03:04
Na`Vi is KILLING MACHINE.
2017-01-25 03:08
#38
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Europe tvbanan 
FUCK YEAH !
2017-01-25 09:35
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