electronic: "Now I'm allowed to be a player that can go get kills"

We caught up with Denis 'electronic' Sharipov after his team beat mousesports in two maps, taking the first quarterfinal and moving on to face the winner of Cloud9 vs. Gambit.

Natus Vincere have become the first team to make it to the semifinals, as they won the first match of day four in Marseille, quarterfinals day. They did this after beating Renegades and fnatic in the group stage, and are now waiting to see who they will face off against tomorrow.

electronic is no longer bound to the full support role

Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov has been having a great tournament so far, sporting a 1.38 rating in the six maps his team has played. The Russian player shared his thoughts on his role change and his team's performance against mousesports.

When you saw the draw last night, against mousesports, one of the favorites, did you do anything specific to prepare? Did you think the veto would go the way it did?

We watched 3 or 4 demos yesterday and we told everyone that we can beat them. We prepared only a bit, but it was good. We were pretty sure they would pick Nuke and we knew they wouldn't ban Inferno, because they have a chance to beat us on that map, and if they would have banned it we would have picked Overpass. What we weren't prepared for was their Mirage pick.

When you saw the veto today, how did you feel about going into Mirage? Especially on that first CT half, did you think you'd be so good? Also, did s1mple make any call to play on B, where mousesports were trying to get in abusing Zeus.

We didn't prepare it, as I said, but when they picked it we knew we had more of a chance to beat them on Mirage than we would have to beat them on Nuke. We knew that if they picked Mirage we could beat them, because we already almost beat them on it at StarSeries in Kiev where we went to overtime. We were pretty confident on Mirage, and that's the result. On B, we just played our default combines. s1mple said he wanted to go B or something like that, but I don't remember anything particular.

On Inferno you played really solid, you had a good lead going, something like 15-9, but you let them get all the way to overtime. What happened?

To be honest they played really well. They have good tactics that work against us. We had a good lead, but then we had no money for the buys. We didn't have utility and we had bad weapons. When we went into overtime we said to ourselves "OK, guys, let's go. We will beat them, Inferno is our best map. We have confidence, do a full buy and we'll wreck them."

I was talking to s1mple the other day and he talked about the need to give you more freedom to play. You played well with Russia at WESG where you had the freedom of being in a mix team, and now you're playing well with Na`Vi. How have these changes affected your performance?

When I'm playing now I can be a bit more aggressive. I was full support before, I guess. In my mind, I was a support, but now I'm allowed to be a player that can go get kills and do everything that I want. I do a bit less of a supporting role, while flamie started to do a little bit more.

You're playing C9 or Gambit now. Do you have any preference? Do you know Gambit a bit better since you're both CIS teams?

No, I think both of these teams are strong and they have good preparations coming here. There's no difference, no preference against who we play. We play vs. Gambit the same way we play against any other team, and we're ready for everyone here. We had a really good bootcamp as s1mple said the other day, and we're very confident now. I hope we can do our best tomorrow as well as do our best in the future.

Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
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Electronic go kill
2018-04-21 13:43
He is actually electronic, like robot that dude.
2018-04-21 13:44
He speaking english, i never forget. Really funny
2018-04-21 14:03
Norway Phancy11
2018-04-21 14:05
Nepal hpbaxx
2018-04-22 17:37
North America xAriana
that's cute
2018-04-26 20:09
Cracked me up when i heard it too. His English isn’t the best, but it really isn’t all that bad for someone who isn’t Native to it. His voice though man...it doesn’t match his body at all lol, like you don’t expect him to sound like he does
2018-04-21 16:08
electronic: electronic go kill zeus: no
2018-04-21 13:45
flamie: please let him kill S1mple: no
2018-04-21 14:04
Canada |Frog
Edward: blyat
2018-04-21 14:25
this thread +1
2018-04-21 15:04
2018-04-28 16:46
Germany Metezi
2018-04-21 13:44
Bosnia and Herzegovina JunuZCSGO
2018-04-21 13:44
United Kingdom Fizzhaz
gj for him
2018-04-21 13:45
Brazil ^7|1
s1mpletronic ez
2018-04-21 13:45
2018-04-21 13:45
Ukraine FaZe_UW0TM8
So he wasn't allowed to kill FeelsBadMan
2018-04-21 13:47
Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
+1 lol he just excused himself for poor performances before xD
2018-04-21 13:50
Russia Divait
I know you are probably joking, but still wanna mention this: Electronic is actually saying truth, he is not fooling us, I remember when he just joined navi, he was doing just what seized was doing in navi before and that means electronic was on the support role before.
2018-04-21 14:16
i know just meming around)))
2018-04-21 14:25
Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
that is why I put "xD" in my post. but any joke has it's serious context in some way... :)
2018-04-21 14:27
Russia Divait
Okay then, sir, do not pay attention on me, I'm just the usual hipster, who so used to "Kappa" instead "xD" in 2k18 :))
2018-04-21 14:39
Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
:D it is not bad tho.
2018-04-21 14:46
Russia Divait
ikr, kidding as well. :)
2018-04-21 14:47
nice, Flamie is a good sup tbh. Electronic and S1mple are the better stars.
2018-04-21 13:48
the funniest thing is that s1mple told kane to use electronic differently what is that coach, what is that igl that don't know how to properly use their players?
2018-04-21 13:48
yea great brain, get electronic and use him as support LOL
2018-04-21 13:51
"ELEC GO KILL" STRAT WORKS PogChamp Best call from Zeus after Fake Cloud9 and classic "Sasha and Yegor go kill", of course. :D
2018-04-21 13:48
Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
yeah, but I'm pretty sure it is just a humor. I know Zeus as one of the best strategist since 1.6 oldschool times.
2018-04-21 13:49
+1 my flair doesn't allow me to joke about it too much :DD
2018-04-21 13:51
Russia Divait
Actually yeah, I'm sure s1mple trolling zeus everytime :D
2018-04-21 14:43
s1mplectronic too ez
2018-04-21 13:48
2018-04-21 13:50
he wasn't allowed to kill before lul?
2018-04-21 13:55
Russia dushmanSP
exactly (he didn't even get proper mouse with left mouse button, only wasd buttons + jumpthrow bind; he didn't even get a chair to play on; actually he was playing with joystick without triggers and sticks;) just kidding as low as possible, he is a beast.,
2018-04-22 16:15
2018-04-21 13:57
Europe RadduZEW
why the fuck electronic is support and not edward?? he is worst entry fragger, kick edward navi pls
2018-04-21 14:08
Zeus before S1mple got offer from SK: Denis net kill. Zeus after S1mple almost went to SK: Denis kill blyat.
2018-04-21 14:08
2018-04-21 14:30
finally Zeus got his shit together and gave electronic a good role!
2018-04-21 14:08
+1 Thank mr Zeus
2018-04-21 14:54
Electronic is the #1 CZ tbh
2018-04-21 14:22
Russia Divait
ikr, he is just insane and so fast with that weapon I must say.
2018-04-21 14:42
Haha this team is just shit tbh
2018-04-21 14:30
Russia Divait
Cry is free, same as usual, u know, bro. :))
2018-04-21 14:40
Yes cry is free, who ever cheers for this team need halp
2018-04-21 16:35
Russia Divait
Halp? I don't know that word, sorry
2018-04-21 16:38
Kick edward and zeus lol
2018-04-21 15:01
Portugal CRMN1
I don't get why Electronic was the support in first place. He came from F3 as a star player and an excellent fragger. He needed to be put in a star position along with s1mple and get a weaker fragger like Edward to the support role. This is what should've happened right from the beginning when the hopes for the new NaVi were high after his signing. Time went by and NaVi never really became the top 3 team they were expected to be. No wonder why they're looking deadass strong this time as they freed up Electronic. Hoping for an amazing NaVi vs Astralis in the finals as they seem to be the most solid teams this event.
2018-04-21 15:07
Too much vodka in the morning.
2018-04-23 23:57
"OK guys, let's go, we can beat them" best strat call 5/7
2018-04-21 15:09
You have to, because it's basically 3v5 everytime you play hahah
2018-04-21 16:03
oh shit. now navi can finally win events
2018-04-21 17:59
2018-04-22 12:09
2018-04-22 14:40
Finland nek32
go elik, go!
2018-04-22 20:15
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