Boombl4: "Maybe in the future I will become a leader; for now I need more experience and more time"

We spoke with Natus Vincere's newest member Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov, hearing his thoughts on joining the team and defeating mousesports.

A comeback victory over mousesports on Train broke the European side's streak on the map and pushed Natus Vincere into an upper bracket match against Liquid, which will decide the first team to qualify for the playoffs of ESL One Cologne.

The youngster feels comfortable in Na`Vi and his role

In our post-match interview with a 20-year-old player, we heard about his role, working under Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko, and what he thinks about the updated AUG.

I'll start with a basic question, what was getting the offer to join Na`Vi like and then joining the team, what were the first impressions?

This is the most important moment and the highest level I've reached till this day. I understand that, and I'm excited about it. After this, I'm ready to face other challenges in my life in the future.

Is it hard to come into a team like this, it is the biggest one in CIS, it has the best player in the world in it, and you are also replacing a legendary player? Do you feel extra pressure because of that?

I don't feel any pressure, I only feel that I can make this team stronger and I will do my best to improve myself in this team. I feel comfortable in the team and confident, so I'm ready to go forward.

What is your role in the team right now?
I'm the entry fragger, the person making space for the team.

Is this a role you are comfortable in, is it similar to what you played before or did you have to adapt a lot?

I played this role on QB Fire, but on Winstrike I was more of a lurker. However, it is really comfortable for me because I like to go either first or last. So it is fine.

You were in-game leading before, people have been saying that perhaps long-term you will be replacing Zeus and taking over the in-game leader role. What are your thoughts on that? What is your relationship with Zeus like right now?

I have some habits from previous teams where I was the in-game leader, so now, of course, I have some extra calls, I'm trying to help Zeus and the team to make a decision in different situations, but I understand that I'm not the team leader now and I'm trying to get some experience from the players, from a team leader like Zeus. Maybe in the future I will become a leader in a team like Na`Vi, but for now, I need more experience and more time to adapt and understand what is going.

Obviously it is your first tournament in Natus Vincere, but a lot is always expected from this team. What was the goal you set for yourself here in Cologne?

Our goal is to play a lot of matches to prepare for the Major. For me it is the first tournament so I want to win this, but the team goal is to play a lot of matches. I'm just playing and doing my best.

Let's touch on the mousesports game shortly, you decided to play Train agains them and they had a perfect record, 11-0. How did that decision come down, obviously there were other maps that seemed better to pick against them?

To be honest, we felt pretty confident against mousesports, we all knew we could win this game, no matter the map, and we relayed that to Kane. From our perspective, we were ready and the map wasn't a big issue for us.

You still play with the AUG, is that something you only do only on Train or is it viable on all of the maps now?

It is viable on some maps. I'm playing popdog on Train and AUG can kill with the first shot into the head on that distance, so I'm picking it sometimes. It is really good on Train, there are so many angles you can peek. On other maps, I play with M4. But the new AUG is fu**ing shit, really. (laughs)

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1385
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
#1
s1mple | 
India KNOX23 
Nice
2019-07-02 14:30
#25
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United States Tyler_Durden 
NICE!
2019-07-02 14:53
#39
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Russia Pushkins 
NAAAAAICE
2019-07-02 16:16
#99
zews | 
Brazil GuGa62 
Good Luck bobble
2019-07-06 03:57
#2
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Indonesia XlunnarelX 
Ok
2019-07-02 14:30
#100
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Taiwan zhcwhite 
Navi in 2020:Simple with 4 Russian pro hahaha Russian team
2019-07-06 06:23
#3
Anarchy | 
Myanmar xdcc 
Ez 4 boombl4 aka boombla aka boomitch
2019-07-02 14:31
#12
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Europe pencilvester 
boombla the best
2019-07-02 14:34
nt boombitch is the best
2019-07-08 15:56
nt deathofangel35 is the best
2019-07-08 19:28
You are fatty sir
2019-07-02 14:31
#77
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Spain akproxx 
200 iq comment
2019-07-03 20:40
#81
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Netherlands Sem0733 
He really is fat. Unhealthy fat.
2019-07-04 14:33
He is losing weight :)
2019-07-07 03:54
REALLY??
2019-07-05 03:57
#104
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Mongolia OMgLGaming 
wow I didn't know that, thank you sir
2019-07-06 18:14
np
2019-07-06 18:15
#5
Boombl4 | 
Iceland Kawahi 
boom bla god <3
2019-07-02 14:31
#6
ayaya | 
United States fallenfan 
i arent think of that also 4 real? They replaced edward instead of zeus?!
2019-07-02 14:37
i dont think u can think
2019-07-02 14:35
#23
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Turkey Tormund1 
i think you cant think that he can think
2019-07-02 14:49
i dont give a fack what u think but tell him what i think about it
2019-07-02 15:06
To be fair, what did you expect from a guy named fallen fan? Obviously he’s gonna be low iq
2019-07-02 15:18
i like bieber
2019-07-02 15:20
Thx men :)
2019-07-02 15:21
:D
2019-07-02 15:21
big boi
2019-07-02 14:31
#8
jOELZ | 
Andorra Kuulers 
ez for boomblyat
2019-07-02 14:31
Zeus retire soon confirmed
2019-07-02 14:31
Zeus literally said he's retiring this year. What's there to confirm?
2019-07-02 15:41
boombla need more weighlift
2019-07-02 14:32
#11
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
-Zeus
2019-07-02 14:32
#13
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
170kg beast
2019-07-02 14:35
#97
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
More like 1000000000kg
2019-07-05 23:56
#16
CeRq | 
Bulgaria Virtualbg 
R.I.P Zeus
2019-07-02 14:36
#17
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Russia Glihhh 
Lets go
2019-07-02 14:36
#18
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
and I'm excited about outl
2019-07-02 14:37
#20
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United States DervGuy 
God Boombl4
2019-07-02 14:42
gl
2019-07-02 14:42
-zeus confirmed LMAO
2019-07-02 14:42
LMAOOOOOO he said that 7 months ago LMAOOO XDDXDXD LOLULUL OMEGALULLL XDHAAXAAXAXAAHAHA
2019-07-05 23:04
of course hltv dont give a fuck about countless boomich interviews that he gave upon joining navi so they just ask same questions 10000th time
2019-07-02 14:52
ahahahahahah
2019-07-02 15:32
n1ce
2019-07-02 14:55
#32
s1mple | 
Russia pEndos 
Not the best performance by Boombla tbh. If you are not IGL then it's for sure a big *?*
2019-07-02 15:21
dude this guy is going to die in his 40's if he doesnt lose that weight
2019-07-02 15:32
#36
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Belarus andryxa1337 
boombla the big man<3
2019-07-02 15:36
#38
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Brazil cadik 
boombla <3
2019-07-02 15:41
maybe try to frag ingame first
2019-07-02 20:39
#43
s1mple | 
Lithuania Gigska 
Dude after major you will be in New team
2019-07-03 09:13
+boombl4 -zeus bench Zeus :P
2019-07-03 11:27
#107
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Latvia cl1mz 
Omg he said he is retiring this year
2019-07-06 19:13
He wont have much of a future if he doesnt lose some weight, playing with Zeus will increase that heart disease potential by 5000%
2019-07-03 22:43
Love the positivity of this guy, a positive teamplayer is what NaVi needs
2019-07-03 22:48
Well that was funny
2019-07-04 16:30
why you so mean to him coz of his overweight, maybe he has deabeties or somethink... it is not problem if he eats healthy, anyways i don´t get why did navi pick him he is botom fraging all teh time, plus loosing guns to enemys ... look some demos in every match you see him do mistakes that are so ez to avoid... he was good aimer and can hold stuf but his game sence is like LEM, if you don´t belive me watch demos for example now in game vs mousesports in 3rd match he made stupid mistakes all teh time.
2019-07-04 17:53
#116
Jame | 
Russia Divait 
That's why navi took him so he can learn in this team
2019-07-07 21:43
#85
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Sweden samjerxD 
they kick edward for this :D
2019-07-04 17:56
Its unfair for him, he is such a huge target and woxic was always killing him with awp because of that
2019-07-04 21:05
#87
Zeus | 
Bulgaria Freaksn 
for that period of time, no chance ... your 50% dies vs mousesports was when you switch on knife
2019-07-04 22:11
#88
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Finland gangHIZER 
when s1mple misbehave boombl4 can just turn 90 degrees with his hand out for a massive energy slap
2019-07-04 22:14
That's why they both sit in their respective corners
2019-07-06 10:12
When Zeus retires yea
2019-07-04 23:41
#91
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Liechtenstein Trowdmax 
a leader.... and one day I will be a president
2019-07-05 06:58
#92
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Lithuania a2kas 
he could eat s1mple
2019-07-05 10:57
maybe a leader for sure a heart attack
2019-07-05 19:30
I think if you believe of something, you can confirm it
2019-07-05 23:02
...but for now I have become fatass”
2019-07-06 08:17
#103
s1mple | 
Georgia A1eXxX 
ez 4 nav'i
2019-07-06 16:44
say goodbye to zeus
2019-07-06 19:03
he will probably die in some heart disease before that happens..
2019-07-06 21:54
#109
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United Kingdom zakariin 
Had to make new shirt size for Boombl4
2019-07-07 03:47
#111
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Finland Smoonah 
boomblah
2019-07-07 03:56
#112
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Australia Woodzz 
This guy has a future
2019-07-07 09:58
Start a diet before
2019-07-07 15:35
Knife anyone??
2019-07-07 17:26
#117
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Ireland BLAPBLAP 
lose some weight and we'll talk about your future ok?
2019-07-08 00:03
+1 if he keeps going like he is he wont even make it to the future lol
2019-07-08 14:18
#118
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Other Onizuka_go 
I can see U will be GabeN someday
2019-07-08 01:24
omfg that thing is fat af!
2019-07-08 19:13
#124
gfi | 
United States DiabIo 
-zeus
2019-07-08 19:44
lose weight first or you'll become a skeleton
2019-07-08 20:44
I don't hope he reads this board here. There are some really awfully nasty comments. I am sure he knows already he is overweight, there is no need to point that out to him even more. Focus on what this site is about: CSGO!
2019-07-10 23:51
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