bondik: "Sometimes it's good for you when life puts you in this kind of a situation"

Still contracted by HellRaisers, Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk is loaned to TyLoo and is preparing for the EPICENTER Wild Card qualifier and the Asia Minor. We managed to talk to him and hear about his departure from HellRaisers' active lineup and his impressions of the Chinese side.

Many were surprised to learn that Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk would be joining TYLOO, despite it being on a short-term basis, when the move was announced 10 days ago. Since then, the Ukrainian spent time preparing with the Chinese side, bootcamping in Poland for the Majority of the time. 

The Ukranian revealed that there was some bad blood between him and an HR member

TYLOO is now set to compete at the EPICENTER Wild Card qualifier LAN in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the Asia Minor following shortly after. In a pre-event interview, bondik was able to shed some light on HellRaisers, being on the bench, playing with Chinese players and their upcoming tournaments.

Earlier in 2017, HellRaisers were having a good period: you finished 3/4th at SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 and 2nd at DH Open Tours. Things took a turn for worse later on, as you failed to qualify for the PGL Major and DH Masters Malmö and then finished 3/4th at DH Open Atlanta. Do you remember what the issues were with the team back then and when they started to occur? What caused the team's downfall?

Yeah, back then we had a up-and-down period. At SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 we played really good as a team. And the most important thing is that we felt like we needed one more short step and we could go over tier 1 teams at any tournament. I was extremely motivated because it is still my dream to play on the highest level, and to be honest, I'm a hardworker, so I spent a really large amount of time in CS at that time. I can't say that we showed the same level of CS in Tours and also we lost in final to the "new superteam" - G2, I think it was their first title with this line-up.

Then we had some kind of recession, and we didn't manage to go over it. All of us were probably tired, because we really spent too much time in CS. On the other hand, STYKO had the offer from mouz and that was pressure for all of us, because, as you remember, we had just renewed contracts and locked in the line-up.

As the player break was coming to an end, you were placed on the transfer list and replaced by ISSAA, which surprised a lot of people. How did that come to happen, can you tell us your side of the matter?

For the first time in my life I was in that kind of situation and it was really weird for me. I remember talks with ANGE1 in Atlanta (our last tournament with that line-up), and it was said that he doesn't have any questions regarding me in terms of impact.

Lately, I don't have the best relationship with one of the team members, though. I don’t want to judge anyone, but the results shows everything.

The more I think about it, the more conclusions I'm reaching. You just should just get over these things, if you think that someone is not right to you, just forget about it and do your part of job. Every one of us has his own way. Mine is probably to be focused and move forward. Pursuit of happiness. :)

Still under a HellRaisers contract, you spent the next two months not playing a single official match, resorting to streaming and appeared on a SLTV analysis desk as well. Was it hard for you to just sit on the bench and not play "real" CS for so long?

Yeah, that was the worst part because I really missed officials and LAN tournaments. But I played the Ukrainian qualifiers for WESG with ANGE1, s1mple, Edward and Zeus, and we managed to build a strong line-up and qualify for Barcelona. I hope we can show some top level CS in Spain and also at the finals in China. I was also "attending" the analysis desk on SLTV, it was something new for me. It was just xaoc (HR’s CEO) that asked me if I wanna join it and try, lately we are close friends so he invited me.

In the other hand, I was playing a lot mix stuff (FPL/FACEIT/etc.) so I fixed a lot of stuff that was needed for me. I think that sometimes, it's even good for you when life puts you in this kind of a situation. Your character becomes even stronger.

Despite his departure from HellRaisers, bondik qualified for WESG EU&CIS playing with ANGE1

Before you accepted the offer to stand-in for TyLoo, did you receive any other offers that didn't work out in the end? Was something like a move to North America something you thought about?

I did receive some offers. But I had to wait for HR’s trials, only after they decided to continue with them I could make some moves. To be honest, I was really glad about the TyLoo offer because I have a chance to attend big tournaments like EPICENTER and StarLadder with Tyloo, which I missed a lot. Also, now I can also officially tell you that I will attend the Asia Minor, if my visa will be ready in time. :)

Tell me a bit about joining TyLoo. Even though it is, at least for now, a short term move, playing for an Asian team is still a big decision. Were you afraid about the potential language barrier, or that that European players would see that as you taking a step backwards in your career?

First of all, I don't think is a step backwards. I will attend good tournaments, I will practice against the best teams in the world, that I used to do. And as we know, it’s not a long-term period, it is short one. And I really needed it. To play, to show myself and to be in shape. I have a big chance to prove myself, prove that I can be a really impactful player on any team.

When I was coming to Warsaw for Tyloo’s bootcamp, I had a really weird feeling. The thing is, I didn't know what to expect. The English of these guys is probably far from fluent level, but I feel their support, and I feel like they are excited to play with me. I’m sharing my experience a lot and we are trying to grow, at least I see it in the guys' eyes.

You ended up joining TyLoo during their bootcamp, replacing HZ. What were your first impressions of the squad?

There is a big difference between a team from EU and Asia. First of all, EU teams are more hard working. Secondly, Tyloo had issues with the organization of their time. You shouldn't lose your time without any reason. If you wanna compete on top level - you need every second to improve yourself and your team. The most important thing for me is that guys are ready to work and they are willing. That's why I'm excited to play here. :)

Joining TyLoo, did you get the spots and roles that you prefer or were you the one doing the adaptation to fit the team? How did the adaptation period go for you personally?

It depends, we didn't change my roles so much, it's more like the guys arranged for me. So I feel really comfortable with my roles here.

Now with you and peacemaker in the squad, has TyLoo been able to adapt and start playing the "western" style of CS, or do you still see them as a Chinese team, but with some elements Brazilian and European CS?

I think we already have some kind of "western" style of CS, sometimes it's hard for the Chinese guys. But the issue is - our clutch rounds are still Asian. :D

peacemaker and bondik have already brought a lot of western influence to TyLoo

What are your thoughts on teams that will, like Tyloo, attend the Asia Minor—such as Flash, ViCi, TheMongolz? Have you been able to play against teams from the region yet and get a feel of Asian CS?

I wanna be honest with you, I didn't follow the Asian scene. I pretty much don't care about the teams, we have to win every practice and every official, that’s all. That is the right way to the top.

You will attend the EPICENTER Wild Card qualifier and then the Asia Minor shortly after. What have you been doing in terms of preparation for these events?

Yeah, while I was doing my South Korean visa i practiced with the guys several times with a 350+ ping. It was hard, but I was killing people. :D

One more thing, this Minor stuff "fucked up" our schedule a lot. What makes is worse is the visa process (I have to apply for it in Kyiv), so it's really hard for me to practice with the Asians and we didn't have as much time for practice as planned.

With two events in such a short space of time and with FaZe being your opponent in the EPICENTER wildcard stage, how serious is your approach to this tournament? Will you take it as practice before the Minor, or will you give your all?

I was asking the guys to skip EPICENTER and focus on the tournament that is more important for probably any player in the world. But they gave a word to EPICENTER, so they decided to go. So we can make a conclusion here, TyLoo is an organization that lives up to their word.

If we wanna be serious, there is what the guys told me: "It will be more impactful to practice three days in Europe than two weeks in Asia".

Is there anything you want to add, any shoutouts?

If you have some goals - you have to reach them. I didn't reach mine yet, so I'm extremely motivated and I will try to put in all my efforts to do that!

For the end of interview, I would also like to say thanks to all people that support me, TyLoo and HellRaisers.

Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
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gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
Why, he play in chinese team?
2017-10-21 17:06
Denmark goFaZe! 
ez omg
2017-10-21 17:05
"An HR member" gj proffesseur for good london
2017-10-21 17:18
kaas | 
Netherlands ImKuru 
Sarcastic? Because it’s actually correct
2017-10-21 17:26
with a /member/ not an /member/
2017-10-22 15:57
kaas | 
Netherlands ImKuru 
it's an unnecessary /statement/ not a unnecessary /statement/ u ignorant american
2017-10-22 20:58
I mean use "a" instead of "an"
2017-10-23 08:18
who is the HR member tho
2017-10-21 18:22
Probably DeadFox or someone from the management.
2017-10-21 18:48
I mean use "a" instead of "an"
2017-10-23 08:18
Is "a" instead "an" you mean?
2017-10-21 20:02
2017-10-23 08:18
Sweden AlexJonesVEVO 
To boost his raitings so once he leaves, he will get a change to join better team Just like fjetz did
2017-10-21 17:07
Nigga u blind? Read the article
2017-10-21 17:21
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
Ez report
2017-10-21 17:21
Dont cry
2017-10-21 17:21
Latvia Phenomennn 
bcuz he can do it!
2017-10-21 19:03
Romania TheWizard741 
nice one
2017-10-21 17:05
Europe KappaKaako 
Ayyu bondika
2017-10-21 17:05
Ukraine vladik6ix9ine 
2017-10-21 17:05
Germany Sabba1 
2017-10-21 17:06
Russia Quantums 
2017-10-21 17:05
Finland hotdog^ 
wtf he said f word lost all respect
2017-10-21 17:06
Latvia Phenomennn 
n1 pussy
2017-10-21 17:34
Finland hotdog^ 
2017-10-21 17:34
India nicebaitm8 
good luck bondik from sponge nation.
2017-10-21 17:06
France Static2k 
2017-10-21 17:06
Brazil fuNNa 
2017-10-21 17:06
Germany Sabba1 
Bntet to best polish team ago
2017-10-21 17:07
-taz -neo -byali -pasha +4x bntet
2017-10-21 17:36
he is Indonesian
2017-10-21 17:59
United States Texas_nigga 
It’s an obvious bait try not to fall for the BnTeT baits + BnTeT is a trash player
2017-10-21 18:30
Fnatic is trash
2017-10-22 19:07
device | 
Russia Kilroyx 
2017-10-23 08:32
United States Texas_nigga 
Spaze is trash Hungary in 2k17 OMEGALUL BOT Deadfox
2017-10-28 22:56
Atleast there was a time in history when my country was relevant unlike yours
2017-10-29 01:16
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
sup bitch
2017-10-21 17:08
ferGOD TOP 1
2017-10-21 17:10
Slovakia VladO.  
"Lately, I don't have the best relationship with one of the team members, though. I don’t want to judge anyone, but the results shows everything." DeadFox or ANGE1?
2017-10-21 17:11
He has played with ANGE1 in WESG so DeadFox is the problem
2017-10-21 17:22
Slovakia VladO.  
i think yes
2017-10-21 17:39
Europe wai7ing 
He joined Ange1 in Wesg so it's not him. It might be Zero as well
2017-10-21 17:23
But ZERO is out now
2017-10-21 17:35
Slovakia VladO.  
zero left so I doubt it
2017-10-21 17:39
Its johnta, johnta said in a tweet a while back that Bondik left because of attitude problems, and styko said in an interview while he was still in hr that Bondik and johnta argued with each other a lot.
2017-10-21 18:09
Slovakia VladO.  
oh, that explains it all, thanks
2017-10-21 18:23
Latvia Phenomennn 
2017-10-21 17:11
2017-10-21 17:12
Czech Republic realProkda 
2017-10-21 17:18
Bondik top 1 in Asia. :D
2017-10-21 17:13
Czech Republic realProkda 
Vega top1 Chinese team bondik top1 Chinese player
2017-10-21 17:18
lol he pretends like he got tortured or someshit grow up you fat teenager dickhead
2017-10-21 17:25
Russia abso1utepow3r 
Tyloo win epicenter
2017-10-21 17:26
China gbtttt 
gl hope bodik can have good time in tyloo
2017-10-21 17:30
An old Chinese saying goes: "Whatever will be, will be." GL bondik
2017-10-21 17:31
R u really chinese
2017-10-21 18:04
Em. What's up?
2017-10-21 18:15
show your eyes small dick boi
2017-10-21 22:49
Who was the bad blood on HR?
2017-10-21 17:34
I would bet my money on DeadFox.
2017-10-21 18:32
2017-10-21 18:41
its their coach johnta
2017-10-21 22:19
Is it 100%?
2017-10-21 23:40
yep read #46
2017-10-21 23:41
2017-10-21 23:41
Latvia Phenomennn 
2017-10-21 19:03
World Nydhogg 
gl with tyloo Vlad
2017-10-21 17:36
it's awesome for him, he can travel, do things he likes
2017-10-21 18:40
Indonesia yolorize 
Tyloo hen róngyì
2017-10-21 19:10
Yeah, while I was doing my South Korean visa i practiced with the guys several times with a 350+ ping. It was hard, but I was killing people. :D ez 350 ping
2017-10-21 20:01
World WestSideDude 
great player
2017-10-21 20:07
Brazil arunino 
The talent, wish him the best with his new team in China.
2017-10-21 20:08
World memyselfandI 
He is getting a highly unique life experience. I hope he will enjoy it.
2017-10-22 00:19
f0rest | 
Argentina gabster 
-seized +bondik would be awesome
2017-10-22 03:04
its not a trade he still plays for same team just Tyloo leased him for a few tournys
2017-10-22 11:42
2017-10-22 14:25
Good luck
2017-10-22 17:03
How are they able to communicate *Maybe it says in this text but haven't read it*
2017-10-22 20:53
Other VladimirLucas 
it's hard to suddenly find yourself in china surrounded by 1 million million asians
2017-10-22 21:21
2017-10-23 10:43
oskar | 
Ireland sk0ffin 
nobody cares
2017-10-23 16:19
United Kingdom Xradas185 
this is tru
2017-10-23 22:16
Lithuania Paulius_CS 
Brazil, Ukraine, China .. great combo lmao
2017-10-24 06:11
And Poland
2017-10-24 06:16
LMAO well, when u get fucked by life you must take in consideration the bright sides of it, taking as a learning experience etc I agree, positive mind, gl to this guy xd
2017-10-24 06:12
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