s1mple: "Not really a great start as we expected, but it's only the beginning"

Aleksander "s1mple" Kostyliev spoke to several members of the press in a sort of a press conference after Na`Vi's win against Quantum Bellator Fire, who gave the favored side a run for their money in the first half of Inferno.

Natus Vincere started the tournament in a rather slow fashion, trading blows with Quantum Bellator Fire during the first half on Inferno before closing out the match comfortably in the second half.

s1mple shared his thoughts on the tough first half against Quantum Bellator Fire

After the match, a few members of the press asked Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev about the match, the difference between Na`Vi with and without Danylo "⁠Zeus⁠" Teslenko, and about his opinion of the two French teams, G2 and Envy:

Milan Švejda (HLTV.org): Can you explain what happened in round 14 when you lost to a full eco?

We decided to take mid control and it wasn't really a good mid control (laughs). Me and Zeus died and then Edward tried to go ivy, he didn't expect the players there and lost his AK, they took two AKs and won the round.

We lost against a full eco, a force, and a really bad pistol in the first round, because no one pushed to the site, someone was low, someone was flashed. It was a decent game for us, not really a great start as we expected, but it's only the beginning and every beginning at the Major is really hard for every team.

Ethan Leslie (The Game Haus): Talk about what happened in the first half, it was really sluggish, a lot of trading rounds with QBF. What was sort of going on with the team, comm issues, rustiness in the first match, or...?

Last time we played an official at LAN was at DreamHack about a month ago and we just forgot how to play this game maybe. I'm pretty sure a lot of players were nervous, especially me at the beginning, but we know how to play in our game, that's what we practiced before the Major, and we did it on the CT side and everything was good.

Max Cuche (VaKarM): How is Na`Vi with Zeus and without him? What's the difference?

Zeus gave us a lot more tactical power and especially electronic as well, he gave us a lot of individual power, so it's like a new lineup with good chemistry. He's a great leader together with kane, they're working together really well.

Milan Švejda (HLTV.org): Can you talk about the veto, did you expect Inferno to come through, did you aim for it to come through?

We knew we were going to play Inferno or Mirage, I wanted to start on the CT side on Mirage or T side on Inferno. I wanted to play Mirage, but the team decided to play Inferno. We knew that we were going to do this veto, but we didn't expect this slow start at the beginning of this game against them.

Milan Švejda (HLTV.org): So is Inferno something you aim to play more after you haven't played it much in the past couple of months?

We played it a lot, we just want to play 2-3 maps not to show other maps to good teams, we need to qualify to another stage. So we just want to play Inferno as much as possible, and other maps.

Ethan Leslie (The Game Haus): How do you guys prepare for a team that doesn't have a whole lot of LAN experience, they've played a bunch of online tournament and things like that, but other than the CIS qualifiers, do you guys really have anything on them before coming into the match today? 

Our coach watched 10 demos of their play on Mirage and Inferno. Not on other maps, he was sure we were going to play one of these maps. And after, we came to the room and watched one demo of them on Inferno as well against pro100, Zeus' organization. And we saw they beat Space Soldiers 16-7 at WESG, 13-2 on the CT, so they had a strong performance on this map.

Max Cuche (VaKarM): What do you think G2 and EnVyUs will do at this Major?

I think G2 and EnVyUs prepared really well, I heard that they had a bootcamp, both of these teams, so I'm pretty sure that they will go to playoffs. It was a long time since G2 were in playoffs, actually, and EnVyUs are becoming much, much stronger. I like EnVyUs because they're not disbanding after losing some tournaments, I remember them at New York, DreamHack Masters, everywhere, and they keep playing like this and they're becoming better and better.

Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
33
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
690
KPR:
0.84
DPR:
0.69
nice
2018-01-13 04:43
6 replies
S1mple best (JW bestest)
2018-01-13 05:21
5 replies
lul jw
2018-01-13 09:02
maybe u wanna say ALLU?
2018-01-13 11:31
1 reply
karrigan maybe lul
2018-01-13 12:30
youtube.com/watch?v=pw1ezNuxESc JW can only dream about shots like these
2018-01-13 14:48
1 reply
1:44
2018-01-13 14:55
Suprise
2018-01-13 04:43
#3
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Sweden zae
3
2018-01-13 04:43
1 reply
#5
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Sweden zae
xd
2018-01-13 04:43
Wow
2018-01-13 04:43
ofc it's not a good start when you drop 10 rounds+ to a t7 team
2018-01-13 04:45
5 replies
G2 be like
2018-01-13 05:04
Score 16-8 noob
2018-01-13 08:25
#28
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Germany b1azed
mouz to avangar?
2018-01-13 09:02
1 reply
same for them as for navi, both teams could have started stronger but win is win
2018-01-13 13:52
16-8. Where you saw 10+ rounds?
2018-01-13 11:34
#7
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Serbia Jnordz
7th
2018-01-13 04:50
#8
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Brazil Collee
ez for SK
2018-01-13 04:52
well this was unexpected. but i like it.
2018-01-13 04:58
GL to Na'Vi We,Navi fans have been w8ing more than a year for you to finally perform well, so this is your time to shine again! Edward, soberis sukkkaaa
2018-01-13 05:04
1 reply
#30
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Germany b1azed
aaaaa soberis tryapka blyaaaat
2018-01-13 09:03
#12
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Kazakhstan 96kg
ggogogogo navi-mouz
2018-01-13 05:06
shaky aimlock.
2018-01-13 05:28
12 replies
fan of flusha btw
2018-01-13 05:36
9 replies
What does that have to do with it? Flusha never in his career had Parkinson's aimlock disease.
2018-01-13 05:38
8 replies
faceit rank lvl 5 max? flusha never played with 3,09 sens
2018-01-13 06:01
7 replies
Flusha also has 3 majors and s1mple hasn't won a meaningful title in his career why would I care? s1mple also got banned for cheating in CS Go and Flusha never did. Why even bring Flusha into this discussion, also kjaerbye plays 1.8 sens, mouse accel off 6/11 and he does this as well don't give me this shit about 3.09 sens.
2018-01-13 06:05
6 replies
FAK u are rly clueless in cs:go U should l2p firstly and then gain some cs:go knowledge, bcs ure clearely clueless about what u are talking about. Just try to awp with that sens, then will see S1mple is the best mechanical player in the world MB Taco>Niko, bcs he won 2 majors and much more tournaments Ur logic is shit LMAO
2018-01-13 06:13
5 replies
You got baited by the shittyest bait on HLTV atm congrats. Also if you think his crosshair shakes because of his sensitivity you are no higher than faceit level 2-3 complete shit player that knows literally nothing about this game and you still got baited noob,
2018-01-13 21:04
4 replies
3 replies
Ok so you're high level player with no knowledge of the game even worse you actually think having high sensitivity makes your crosshair shake please m8 don't even try baiting me again and learn the game, anyone gay rapper could get faceit lvl 10 by just having a decent aim you don't need to be good or anything thing is I want post my link but I also don't want people to see that I'm currently banned in faceit for cheating but you know, you know way more about aimlock than I do.
2018-01-13 21:13
2 replies
LOL Try to play with high sens firstly then yalk. Ive tried awp with high sens
2018-01-13 21:18
1 reply
I do play with high sens and I do not shake but I was cheating on faceit for 2 years straight people on faceit are clueless about cheats anyway, one day I got tilted and rage toggled 3 pugs in a row and now I'm banned if I didn't do that I would be fine the players on faceit are so bad it's hilarious, you literally have to be spin botting for them to notice a cheat.
2018-01-13 21:23
omfg "aimlock" LUL do you believe in this shit or just baiting?
2018-01-13 10:46
1 reply
Just baiting read my comment above m8.
2018-01-13 21:02
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United States cs_solo
my man expected the 16-0
2018-01-13 05:38
Nice
2018-01-13 05:56
#22
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Finland Smoonah
yeeehawww
2018-01-13 06:42
#23
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Brazil cadik
didn't get +20 on baiting + eco/exit fragging vs tier 8 team = not great start
2018-01-13 07:37
3 replies
Just Like Coldzera
2018-01-13 08:09
nowadays there are more chances to see a butthurting brazilian in a thread about s1mple than to see a sunrise
2018-01-13 08:31
1 reply
+1, it's actually true lmao.
2018-01-13 14:26
good player s1mple
2018-01-13 08:58
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Ukraine minemax
Navi needs to clone him. :)
2018-01-13 10:09
1 reply
5 simples team = ez major
2018-01-13 10:23
16-8 with 1.75 rating by S1mple = not good start? wat ze fack?
2018-01-13 10:46
Of course the guy from vakarm isn’t the least bit interested in s1mple or NaVi and asks a question out of context about the French teams lol
2018-01-13 11:12
3 replies
ikr its so annoying
2018-01-13 11:24
2 replies
Yo les noobs
2018-01-13 12:02
1 reply
yo les cykas
2018-01-13 14:28
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Netherlands knalorgaan
Hope mouz beat them ez. Hf
2018-01-13 12:20
3 replies
#43
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Netherlands JUNG13
like DH finals? lul
2018-01-13 13:09
2 replies
#54
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Netherlands knalorgaan
8==>
2018-01-13 15:28
#62
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Netherlands knalorgaan
Told you !!!
2018-01-13 18:42
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Lithuania djaudrius
Pooor Simple
2018-01-13 12:26
p1mple.
2018-01-13 13:18
gl p1mple
2018-01-13 13:50
remove your privat and lets see you will get your ass whope by tier 3 teams
2018-01-13 14:47
3 replies
oh yes, his private so good thats its not detected by vac, esea, faceit over years of updates and he easily snag it to any lan. Nice logic mate
2018-01-13 21:07
2 replies
bring 20k $ and you will have a better cheat than you just describe
2018-01-13 21:08
1 reply
LoL. U clearly have zero idea and zero knowledge in software development and cheats. You can do one time cheat that will bypass everything but it will get detected in a time. And even one detection will be more than enough
2018-01-13 21:57
only the beginning LUL
2018-01-13 18:18
only the beginning AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH
2018-01-13 18:21
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Nepal Mury1611
only the beginning 1-0 --> 1:3
2018-01-13 18:25
#60
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Slovakia shddd
xDDDDDDDDDDDDDD O N L Y T H E B E G I N N I N G xDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-01-13 18:27
#61
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Brazil Gunzel
it's only beginning true ahahahahahahah
2018-01-13 18:28
NOT REALLY A GREAT START AS WE EXPECTED, BUT IT'S ONLY THE BEGINNING
2018-01-13 19:33
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World paralize1
16-2 :D tactical
2018-01-13 20:49
#74
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Brazil augusJ
lul
2018-01-13 22:43
its only the beginning(beginning of the end)
2018-01-13 22:52
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