t0rick: "There's a lack of experience and we need to work on our structure"

After Syman got eliminated from the CIS Minor by Gambit, we spoke to Maksim "t0rick" Zaikin to find out more about the team and the organization, as well as their experience in Poland.

Syman's core was created in August, when t0rick joined up with two players of the original roster, Sanzhar "neaLaN" Ishkakov and Sanjar "SANJI" Kuliev, before the current lineup got together with the addition of Artem "iDISBALANCE" Egorov and Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy at the beginning of October.

In a short few weeks, the lineup managed to place second to x6tence Galaxy in the EU open qualifier for DreamHack Open Winter, and less than a month later they made it to the CIS Minor after going through both qualifying stages.

Visa issues hindered Syman's preparation, but they still showed promise with a couple of map wins against Gambit

In Poland, Syman got off to a great start with a win against Gambit in the opening match, but they then fell to Spirit after a close series and couldn't overcome Gambit the second time despite securing the opening map of that series.

After the team got eliminated, we quizzed t0rick about how the team works and what their organization provides for them, as well as about the CIS Minor itself and their future.

For those who aren't familiar too much with Syman, could you describe how your lineup got together a few months ago and what the roles in the team are?

Hello, our team grouped up at the start of October. SANJI came to Solar (our coach), me and neaLaN and asked to try to play with iDISBALANCE and Perfecto. Before, they played some open quals and SANJI saw the potential of these guys. Our roles in the team are as follows: SANJI is our in-game leader, neaLaN the entry fragger, iDISBALANCE the AWPer, Perfecto and me are mostly the lurkers on several maps and on some maps we are just supporting the other players.

What kind of backing do you have in your organization when it comes to finances, opportunities for boocamping, etc.?

In this regard, our organisation is doing the best they can, we have full support with bootcamps, salary, and all the stuff we need to just concentrate on our game. People know that we have some players from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, so a full-time bootcamp is necessary.

You almost managed to qualify for DreamHack Open Winter at the end of October - how did you manage to go that far in such a short time together?

Yeah, at this time we were playing together for only one week and discussed all of the goals of our team in the near future. So it was kind of our first tournament that we all played together. We were putting everything we gathered from before in the game, mixed playstyles, structured way to play, tactics, setups, etc. All of this helped us grind that far in the qualifier.

What were your goals for the CIS Minor and how do you feel about what you showed here? How would you evaluate the showing, what were you missing to go further?

Our expectation was to get out of groups, but we knew that it would be hard because of the bad timing of our bootcamp. There were problems with SANJI's visa and he only got the visa on January 10, so we had only three days of bootcamp with the full team. But I think we have still shown our game, we won against Gambit in a BO1, we did a great comeback vs Spirit in a BO3 series, but because of the lack of experience, we couldn't finish it. There's a lack of experience and we also need to work on our structure to remove the gaps in our playstyle.

What can we expect from Syman in the future?

We will play some online tournaments to which we were invited before for sure. Also, we will try our best in the IEM Sydney qualifiers. The main goal for us is to go through the next Minor to the Major!

Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' Egorov
Artem 'iDISBALANCE' Egorov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
291
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
214
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
345
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Sanzhar 'neaLaN' Ishkakov
Sanzhar 'neaLaN' Ishkakov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
371
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
Azerbaijan Maksim 't0rick' Zaikin
Maksim 't0rick' Zaikin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
331
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
agreed
2019-01-18 23:20
#4
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United Kingdom bensolo12 
Damn, so close this time
2019-01-18 23:21
#16
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Spain JustNo 
WHOOOOOOO????????????
2019-01-18 23:26
#6
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-01-18 23:21
yeah shut up dont care virgeen
2019-01-18 23:21
#19
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Panama Cyain10 
mad cuz #5???
2019-01-18 23:28
yes :(
2019-01-18 23:29
disbalance is the next electronic
2019-01-18 23:28
+1
2019-01-18 23:39
#2
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United Kingdom bensolo12 
Yes
2019-01-18 23:20
#3
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Panama Cyain10 
Budget tarik
2019-01-18 23:21
#17
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United Kingdom bensolo12 
+1
2019-01-18 23:26
+1
2019-01-19 02:29
#42
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United States Ichthys 
+1
2019-01-19 05:18
Turok
2019-01-19 07:28
+1
2019-01-19 07:41
xaxaaxa l2p bots axaxaxxxaxa
2019-01-18 23:21
Yep
2019-01-18 23:21
Tarik "t0rick" Celik
2019-01-18 23:21
#11
Sosa | 
Europe Sosa19 
My name: Lukas Bohm Rosenbauer
2019-01-18 23:22
wtfmen))
2019-01-18 23:27
#35
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Other wholelottared 
No one asked
2019-01-19 00:36
#53
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Greece deST) 
I arent think that
2019-01-19 10:24
please, who??
2019-01-18 23:22
Tarik Shorik T0rik
2019-01-18 23:22
nt torick fakeflagger
2019-01-18 23:22
#14
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Brazil k1mkeid 
who need what?
2019-01-18 23:24
#15
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Europe KrepaN 
hahahahqhqhahahaha Nice name
2019-01-18 23:25
INTERVIEW IDISBALANCE
2019-01-18 23:32
#23
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Brazil digozamaral 
Budget Tarik
2019-01-18 23:35
Online = iDISBALANCE carry
2019-01-18 23:36
throws to women a couple years ago for cash. now at the minor lel
2019-01-18 23:38
#27
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Australia vamped 
Nice to see a team with players from lesser known regions. They did pretty well too. Good luck in the future lads
2019-01-18 23:40
wow! shocked that tarik went all the way from MIBR who are top 5 team straight to a tier 20 CIS team, i really hope he can make it back to tier 1 cs again!
2019-01-18 23:43
talented team
2019-01-18 23:47
#31
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World Gottasniff 
To those who are not familiar with Syman....sounds pretty gay to me
2019-01-18 23:51
#32
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
Rising team
2019-01-18 23:52
tarik? mvp major?
2019-01-19 00:00
nice
2019-01-19 00:08
#36
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Canada dennek 
peanut brain ‘turok=torick’ tarik
2019-01-19 01:51
expected from fake tarik
2019-01-19 02:12
And idisbalance needs an update too
2019-01-19 03:20
#41
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Argentina XaiDN 
Good
2019-01-19 04:05
nt budget tarik
2019-01-19 08:02
tarik's cousin?
2019-01-19 08:53
#50
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Indonesia Exodd 
Tarik’s cousin?
2019-01-19 09:35
Tarik’s cousin?
2019-01-19 09:38
#52
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Iceland Arag0rn 
Tarik’s cousin?
2019-01-19 10:22
#54
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CIS STA_7 
Tarik’s cousin?
2019-01-19 10:31
t0rick: "There's a lack of cheats for iDISBALANCE and we need to work on our structure" jk
2019-01-19 11:10
fake tarik
2019-01-19 15:55
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