electronic: "I still have flashbacks from the Major"

We sat down with Natus Vincere's Denis "electronic" Sharipov to talk about how the team is feeling after the Major, how close after it ESL One New York is, and what his team expects from the event in the USA.

electronic's Natus Vincere were upset in their opening match by fellow CIS side Gambit, but were able to bounce back in the Group A elimination match against fnatic. They will now have to wait and see what Gambit and mousesports do in the winners match before the elimination match tomorrow which they will play for a spot in the playoffs at the Barclays Center.

The memories from London are still fresh in electronic's mind

In the interview, electronic goes over his team's Major run, losing the grand final to Astralis, what they hope to get out of New York, and their loss and wish for revenge against Gambit.

You made the Major final a few days ago, and are now here competing. Do you think the tournaments are too close?

The tournaments being so close makes it hard for me to forget about the Major. I still get flashbacks from that tournament, I remember the games, and while emotionally and physically I'm prepared, my brain is still working out those memories so it's hard to focus 100% on this tournament. One more day would have been perfect, but there isn't anything we can do about it.

After the match with Astralis there was some frustration on your side, has that caused some tension coming here?

Of course, getting to the finals at the Major was kind of a good achievement, but there's a big difference if you come out the loser or the winner. We got a good result, coming in second, but we were frustrated after losing the final because we played poorly individually and as a team. We came to this tournament with the feeling of losing that match still fresh, which makes it difficult for us to get back on track and play at the usual level we play. Our first game showed that we aren't at in our best form and not concentrated enough.

How important is it to get a good result in New York? Do you think you're the favorite?

Every tournament is important, this one is no different. We came here to do our best, as we always do, and try to win. As far as being favorites, according to the ranking we probably are, but this is CS and all of the teams here are very strong. Every game is important and we know that every team here can beat us, theoretically, so we're trying to concentrate as much as possible to win the tournament.

After you lost the first game, which was rough, you bounced back against to stay alive. What do you need moving forward to get back in shape?

It's very important to become a real team again, that we start playing as a team, so what we're doing now is practicing and talking about how to get back to our usual shape. That's one of the most important things for us at the moment.

You're playing the loser of Gambit vs. mousesports on Friday, do you have any preference? Would you rather take revenge on Gambit or face mouz?

Honestly, I'd pick Gambit. We know they've been having some roster issues so they were playing the game like they have nothing to lose. For them, it was easier to play against us, so I want a rematch because it will be good for our team and our confidence moving forward in the tournament, although it doesn't matter who we have to face because the goal is to win it all and it doesn't matter who we have to face next.

Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Man me too!
2018-09-27 17:19
#4
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
feelsbad
2018-09-27 17:20
electronic PTSD
2018-09-27 17:20
They didn't play bad, Astralis was just so much better
2018-09-27 17:21
Electronic > sh1mple
2018-09-27 17:32
He is not from Vietnam wtf
2018-09-27 17:51
NotAvailableAnymore they did!
2018-09-27 17:34
Yeah, that's my name. Nice
2018-09-27 17:35
#58
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Bulgaria Amerikana 
and country is australia
2018-09-27 17:39
reported
2018-09-27 17:52
#88
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Bulgaria Amerikana 
XD
2018-09-27 18:12
NO KANGAROOS FFS
2018-09-28 12:44
they played pretty fucking bad
2018-09-27 17:35
+1
2018-09-27 20:52
#113
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Brazil d1rk 
Nothing but the true.
2018-09-27 20:09
#19
smooya | 
United Kingdom Porking 
electronic :(
2018-09-27 17:21
#20
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Sri Lanka kvezee 
electronic is underrated
2018-09-27 17:21
#40
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Sweden Unluko 
Yes
2018-09-27 17:30
#2
b0RUP | 
Russia heil_ 
godtronic c:
2018-09-27 17:20
#3
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Czech Republic maybe_banned 
Deserved
2018-09-27 17:20
#6
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United States ascendaNt_88 
Rekt
2018-09-27 17:20
#8
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Indonesia nangidyr 
when you remember too much
2018-09-27 17:21
#52
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United Kingdom LooseHS 
he should smoke more dope then he have no memory XD
2018-09-27 17:35
#9
Lithuania alon9 
Vietnam flashbacks
2018-09-27 17:21
#86
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Finland Smoonah 
lul PTSD from video jammin
2018-09-27 18:08
#10
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Russia cuba_libre10 
poor guy
2018-09-27 17:21
#11
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Brazil fuNNa 
TOP CIS PLAYER
2018-09-27 17:21
#12
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Sri Lanka kvezee 
lul flashback lul rlly
2018-09-27 17:21
=DD
2018-09-27 17:21
Rape is not a joke guys and navi got it up their ass sadly
2018-09-27 17:21
#42
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Sweden Unluko 
Yeah its getting insane at this point
2018-09-27 17:31
#15
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Denmark JustYes 
rip
2018-09-27 17:21
bro it was like 4 days ago its not really a flashback
2018-09-27 17:21
lol, ikr? :D
2018-09-27 17:23
#66
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Czech Republic Bad_News_4_u 
It was translated from the russian, because electronic can't speak eng So it's a mistake of translator
2018-09-27 17:47
makes sense then if that's the case
2018-09-27 17:48
#69
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Finland Sandetek 
tell that to your old men in uk to stop killing themselves over ptsd omegalul
2018-09-27 17:47
#70
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Finland Sandetek 
even though it happen 5 year+
2018-09-27 17:47
what
2018-09-27 17:48
schizophrenia confirmed
2018-09-27 17:22
#22
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Hungary subzera 
maybe because it was only 4 days ago, yawn, who cares
2018-09-27 17:22
#23
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Poland AricOG 
He was the best player at this Major but it's a team game...unlucko ruski.
2018-09-27 17:22
Nam flashbacks
2018-09-27 17:22
VIET _ _ _? flashback
2018-09-27 17:23
#54
Jesus | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
NaM NAMMERS UNITE NaM
2018-09-27 17:36
NaM :question:
2018-09-27 17:23
fucking hell
2018-09-27 17:24
flashback LUL its not real war plz flashtronic axaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-09-27 17:24
They were beaten pretty thoroughly, but flashbacks?
2018-09-27 17:26
P T S D
2018-09-27 17:26
actually what electronic is saying is “i want m4a1s flashback skin to use in next major”
2018-09-27 17:26
#117
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China Rynaki 
Thank you for the clarification
2018-09-27 20:34
Unlucky
2018-09-27 17:28
never forget
2018-09-27 17:29
Electronic Nam flashbacks
2018-09-27 17:29
TOP 3 2018 1. S1mple 2. Electronic 3. Device
2018-09-27 17:29
#39
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Korea ecsta_s1 
<3
2018-09-27 17:30
"You're playing the winner of Gambit vs. mousesports" No, versus looser Gambit/Mouz
2018-09-27 17:31
#48
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Ukraine twil 
just wanted to post
2018-09-27 17:34
PTSD monkaW
2018-09-27 17:32
he is so good in 2018
2018-09-27 17:34
#49
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Other VladimirLucas 
vietnam
2018-09-27 17:35
#51
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Norway Hydropanic^ 
Vietnam Flashbacks intensifies lul
2018-09-27 17:35
#55
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
Really? Where's your 1v3 then?
2018-09-27 17:37
#56
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Russia NOD777 
Zeus: I DONT FEEL THE FINAL electronic: Because you haven't one Nice flashbacks
2018-09-27 17:38
good interview
2018-09-27 17:38
#59
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Kazakhstan dc7 
i still have flashbacks from breakfast
2018-09-27 17:40
#60
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Denmark oskarsports 
vietnam flashbacks
2018-09-27 17:41
#61
H4RR3 | 
Norway Arne1337 
I have flashbacks from Eleague Boston
2018-09-27 17:44
LUL me too actually. losing to gambot in 2k18... smh...
2018-09-28 12:49
'NaM flashbacks
2018-09-27 17:44
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH TAKE COVER!
2018-09-27 17:44
GL mr electronic
2018-09-27 17:45
#65
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Sweden flippig 
lmao flashbacks? i already forgot about that shit major
2018-09-27 17:46
:Dddd
2018-09-27 17:47
i still have Flashback from when C9 WOn a maj0r
2018-09-27 17:47
#75
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United States Freakmode 
i still have flashbacks from when an oceanic team won a major
2018-09-27 17:56
triggered third world LUL
2018-09-27 18:42
I still have Flashback of technical issues at London & Krákow Major
2018-09-27 17:50
xddddd
2018-09-27 17:50
#76
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Croatia Jack Russell 
Stalingrad
2018-09-27 17:51
#78
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United States Freakmode 
poor guy, who could possibly survive flashbacks for 4 days :(
2018-09-27 17:51
#79
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Sweden Bill_Bait 
of course, it was 4 days ago LMAO
2018-09-27 17:52
FLASHBACKS FROM WW2
2018-09-27 17:56
can't carry bot s0mple hard enough, he is too heavy
2018-09-27 17:59
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK his flashbacks are looking at the post match page and seeing p1mple's 55 adr KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2018-09-27 18:02
kkkkkkkk
2018-09-27 20:01
+1
2018-09-27 22:41
PTSD
2018-09-27 18:04
#85
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Estonia RaimanS2k 
I have as well flashbacks from the Vietnam war, dont judge me!!
2018-09-27 18:05
nice guy, I like him, and he deserves that trophy :)
2018-09-27 18:09
#121
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Russia grEminence 
Which trophy?
2018-09-27 20:54
#89
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Denmark Yoll 
GRENADE!!!!!!!
2018-09-27 18:18
GRENADE INCOMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2018-09-27 18:19
Of course he does, it was just a handful of days ago
2018-09-27 18:20
#92
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Europe trey_ 
still major flashbacks>vietnam flashbacks
2018-09-27 18:22
#93
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United States DiabIo 
I don't have flash backs from the major because i was asleep
2018-09-27 18:24
Same here. The matches I watched were all poor CS on inferno that went into 100x overtimes so I regret watching anything from the major. Had more fun watching ESL NY than the major lmao.
2018-09-27 18:29
#95
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Malaysia byaIi 
flashbang out!
2018-09-27 18:30
poor kiddo
2018-09-27 18:34
Flashbacks cuz Aderall, enjoy ban.
2018-09-27 18:37
Who? . . . ....aaa..no no no no...I remember him!
2018-09-27 18:37
"Still" dude it's been like 4 days
2018-09-27 18:48
#102
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Sweden RaketHopp 
BACK IN NAM
2018-09-27 19:01
#103
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World starskaj 
Flashbacks from vietnam
2018-09-27 19:05
#104
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Brazil sprk1 
lol
2018-09-27 19:08
yikeS
2018-09-27 19:10
He seems to have very strong mentality tbh
2018-09-27 19:14
GOD of the game, after S1mple ofc.
2018-09-27 19:20
+1
2018-09-27 19:30
vietnam major lul
2018-09-27 19:54
XD
2018-09-27 20:00
O O F
2018-09-27 20:01
Vietnam lol
2018-09-27 20:20
Post Tramatic Counterstrike Major Loss Disorder. Its a Very serious illness.
2018-09-27 20:31
It’s been a week...get over yourself
2018-09-27 20:32
#118
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Ukraine 16_0 
Elec is Real Major MVP BTW, he is much better then overrated dev1ce
2018-09-27 20:34
#119
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Russia Krityra 
Astralis on the trees
2018-09-27 20:43
#124
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Argentina borishdp 
Lol !
2018-09-27 21:15
Sanya chertovi datchane na derev'yah
2018-09-28 03:20
#122
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Russia grEminence 
New meme? LUL
2018-09-27 20:55
#123
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Sweden Akoulad 
It was a week ago lmao
2018-09-27 21:00
I think it's hilarious how broken evrybodies English is that they think flashbacks = ptsd and war. You fucking goons, that's not at all what the word means. Humanrace ffs
2018-09-27 21:55
i see
2018-09-27 22:56
Vietnam
2018-09-27 23:10
flashbacks from major? i still have flashback from last friday night. WHAT A NIGHT MY FRYEND. I kissed a girl for the first time.
2018-09-27 23:18
He will need to learn English if you want to develop both as human and as a player you will need to get into the white world and play with others from other countries, he is still young if he only wants to play with navi his development will come to a halt, even simple has been out in the big world and the game.
2018-09-27 23:56
This is funny ily electronic
2018-09-28 00:34
PLS don't kick anyone!!! this roster is one of the best for years. (2010 best ofc.)
2018-09-28 09:24
#136
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Brazil FuRiouSzZ 
"I STILL HAVE FLASHBACKS FROM THE MAJOR" you have flashbacks from the major ? i have flashbacks from ESWC 2006! fuck off kiddo
2018-09-28 18:26
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