huNter-: "Today I will sleep well"

We spoke to Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač after CR4ZY advanced to the New Legends stage with a 2-1 victory against DreamEaters.

CR4ZY recovered from a tough loss to North on day three, in which they had several match points after leading 15-10 on Inferno before losing the map in quadruple overtime and subsequently the series following another overtime battle on the deciding Train.

CR4ZY advanced to the New Legends stage following a tough day two and three

On the third day of the Major, the Serbian side beat DreamEaters in a close series despite losing the opening map, Inferno, to make it to the New Legends stage with a 3-1 record and become the first Serbian-majority team to reach the top-16 stage of a Major.

After the triumph, we caught up with an emotional huNter- to ask him about the team's struggles with closing out the series against North and making it to the next stage, after all.

We have to go back to yesterday at first and touch on what happened in the North series, losing the match from 15-10 on Inferno. Can you tell me what happened after that point?

I really don't know. Today when we played, everyone just tried to forget this and just focus on DreamEaters, but when we lost Inferno again today, we just lost on our mistakes, and when we lost Inferno I was just thinking about "if we just won one round yesterday we would have been at the Major, now we have to win two more maps against DreamEaters." They played really well, I didn't expect that from them, but I think if they played like they did today they can go to the Major Legends also.

Do you feel like it was a psychological problem, not being able to close out that Inferno and then having another few match points later in the series, including just before overtime on Train?

We didn't use good tactical timeouts, at 15-14 we also had a map point on Train when they didn't have anything, they just had a smoke and two flashes and just ran out T mid and they killed us, we were four on A. After this it was hard to come back to win overtime, it was really hard, we just tried, tried to forget, it was a really hard night behind us. But today I will sleep well and everyone will sleep well after this win.

Were you surprised at the level DreamEaters brought today, beating you on Inferno like you said and then making it difficult on Dust2 and Mirage, maps that you should be very comfortable on?

Yeah, they have some different gameplay, they won against Vitality, as well, a top-five team in the world and yesterday they beat them on Inferno. They are a really good team, they have really good players, they have really good aim, I told you, if they play like today I think tomorrow they can also go to the Legends stage.

Give me your thoughts on making it to the next stage, being the first Serbian team to do so and in a way even being the first Serbians to get there overall, if you don't count LEGIJA.

I'm really happy and I'm really proud of my boys, it was a really hard route. We had three bootcamps in the last three months, we prepared for it, we had almost 15 days at a bootcamp before we came here, we have been together for one month already. It was really hard, but I'm really proud of my boys, I'm really happy, after everything, yesterday against North, but I'm really proud because of that much more than if we had won against North. We just focused on our game today against DreamEaters. Thanks everyone for support, from Serbia, from the whole Balkan, and everyone who supports us.

From your reaction it was obvious that this was a huge step for you at the Major, but the journey doesn't end here, how will CR4ZY match up against the competition in the next stage?

We showed three or four months ago, we won against G2 on LAN, we beat mousesports on LAN, we can do it, we just showed really good play. Now we showed to everyone, to big teams who are at the Major, that we are a good team. Everyone will watch us, everyone will antistrat us, it will be hard. We must change something on a few maps maybe, we will try to change something. But everyone knows about us now, everyone knows how we play, who we are, our individual players, our individual plays, but if we just focus on our individual plays and everything, we can do a good job at the Major.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1103
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
me2
2019-08-25 23:41
#17
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Myanmar xdcc
dreams didnt get eaten xaxaxa kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-08-25 23:42
#37
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Brazil Not_lxxl
What an amazing quote lol
2019-08-26 00:02
No one asked from u. kkkk
2019-08-26 12:23
Nice English. Self taught?
2019-08-26 13:30
meme_jesus
2019-08-26 18:30
ez
2019-08-25 23:41
#4
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United States t0rror
nice
2019-08-25 23:41
#5
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Switzerland TyRRRR
ok lol
2019-08-25 23:41
lol
2019-08-25 23:41
#7
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Germany Vini_1337
2019-08-25 23:41
#51
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Czech Republic TECHNICKER
+1 best hltv meme this year so far
2019-08-26 00:27
good night
2019-08-25 23:41
#9
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Argentina jturi
3
2019-08-25 23:41
#10
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Sweden crittaN
gz
2019-08-25 23:41
#11
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United States SubMur
YES
2019-08-25 23:42
good night huNter!
2019-08-25 23:42
#13
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United Kingdom TrueKime
thanks for the information
2019-08-25 23:42
Sleep tight, Kovac
2019-08-25 23:42
#15
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Kazakhstan bjornzz
Feels good
2019-08-25 23:42
#18
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Russia zLex67
hahaha good info
2019-08-25 23:42
thanks for letting us know chief
2019-08-25 23:43
#20
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Czech Republic Noxar
Me too, thanks for the pickem man, #DontFakeIt
2019-08-25 23:44
#21
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Ireland IX!
sweet dreams bro
2019-08-25 23:44
#22
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Serbia nocturnSRB
LEPO SPAVAJ SOKOLE
2019-08-25 23:45
Sleep well soldier,and thanks for saving my pickems
2019-08-25 23:49
+1 This man is my hero
2019-08-26 00:03
Well I got another shot with vitality today. But crazy saved my 5th pickem alrdy <3
2019-08-26 06:20
#24
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Laos EssenEsser
Legend saving my fantasy team 😎😎😎
2019-08-25 23:50
huNter: "If only majors were online"
2019-08-25 23:51
Point ?
2019-08-26 00:44
#69
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Sweden KattiZ
???? Reply needs to have actual content
2019-08-26 02:17
He will be even happier when he joins NiKo in the same team in the near future
2019-08-25 23:51
#108
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Turkey CHAMPTZ
inb4 NiKo joins CR4ZY
2019-08-26 12:18
same here men))
2019-08-25 23:59
#30
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Romania csf
i will come in your dreams and turn them into nightmares
2019-08-26 00:00
stfu vlad let the man sleep
2019-08-26 11:31
#100
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Romania csf
too late man
2019-08-26 11:33
Poor hunter(
2019-08-26 11:35
big if true
2019-08-26 00:00
good night mr Hunter 😎👍
2019-08-26 00:01
#34
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Serbia Igi90
Good job done! Very nice for CR4ZY to be in the majors now! Congrats!
2019-08-26 00:01
Still need to win 1 game
2019-08-26 00:12
i think there are a few certain washed up and dead lineups which will make it easier to win one game
2019-08-26 00:21
#57
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Myanmar xdcc
sucks for them because they will be rated very low (if they do ELO rating based on rankings again). only potentially grayhound, forze/dreameaters, avangar/syman (not sure about avangar) would be lower than them.
2019-08-26 00:45
Really? Didn’t they win their three or is this an old comment?
2019-08-26 04:59
They need to win one matchup in the following stage or they are relegated to the minors again.
2019-08-26 05:40
no they don't, they already qualified, please don't confuse people
2019-08-26 08:40
do u remember what nrg did in katowice so that they had to qualify thru minors? they went 0-3 in the new legends stage
2019-08-26 10:22
Yes, but why u say it? don't u see in top comment guy congratulating cr4zy for qualifying for major and other guys try to tell him that cr4zy needs to win 1 game? You need to win that game in major tournament to stay in next major challenger stage but for now they actually already qualified to major.
2019-08-26 11:01
Classic example of incorrect reading comprehension.
2019-08-26 11:58
Dude are you mentally okay? They need to win 1 more game to be in the next major if they don’t they go back to the minors they did a good job but it’s nit enough yet
2019-08-26 12:03
They have to be top 8 at the major if they want to keep the major spot , which means 3 games , don't know what you talking about
2019-08-26 12:15
No ur special, need to win one game to clinch challenger stage
2019-08-26 12:17
Still don't get it
2019-08-26 12:22
You know Big from IEM Kato Major they went 0-3 and didn’t requalify for star ladder challengers stage, but went straight to the minors. They did the 0-3 in Legends Stage, and if the 15-16th teams don’t qualify for Next majors challengers stage because they get relegated and those spots from 15-16th go to play-ins but if you win one map in Legends stage your qualified for challengers stage next major
2019-08-26 12:40
My brain is to small for this I'm sorry LMAO
2019-08-26 13:03
Ako poebde 3 meca u Legends stage onda sledeci major ne mojaju da igraju challanger stage i idu direktno u Legends stage. Ako ispadnu sa 1 - 3 ili 2 - 3 ne moraju da igraju minor i kvalifikuju se u Challanger stage sledeceg majora. Ako ispadnu sa 0 - 3 onda moraju da igraju minor kako bi se kvalifikovali za challangers stage.
2019-08-26 14:33
To sam ja i rekao gore , procitaj #105
2019-08-26 14:34
International site don’t speak weird language
2019-08-26 15:11
that's what i said lol u peanut br nobrainer learn 2 read -200 iq boi
2019-08-26 17:50
They have qualified for this major, but they haven't qualified for the following one, which is important. That's what #48 was talking about. You need to understand context, you just made it way more confusing than it needed to be. TL;DR people who go 0-3 in the next stage have to go back to the minors.
2019-08-26 14:22
Oh he meant next major I see
2019-08-26 13:40
good night
2019-08-26 00:01
sweat drems
2019-08-26 00:02
#39
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Brazil Not_lxxl
Dream eaten
2019-08-26 00:02
#38
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United States theory^
i arent know this details good night lmao
2019-08-26 00:02
#42
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Korea clarityyyy
Sweet dreams
2019-08-26 00:06
gn mens
2019-08-26 00:08
i sleep well when i fap
2019-08-26 00:10
bruh
2019-08-26 00:40
bro
2019-08-26 11:32
true
2019-08-26 13:10
#45
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Serbia Krosis
Sleep tight brate
2019-08-26 00:11
good night hunter,get some well deserved rest,you and nexa both.
2019-08-26 00:12
Nice to see so many happy serbians, im rooting for Cr4zy aswell. Gonna be real exciting to watch nexa and Hunter at the major
2019-08-26 11:34
yeah,we will cheer for anything as long as its Serbian.We're really happy to have a contender finally nexa and hunter t1 players
2019-08-26 12:18
good night huNter, rest a day and then the real hunt begins :)
2019-08-26 00:27
EZ 700
2019-08-26 00:29
#53
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Serbia nocturnSRB
Sleep, and don't stress. Be positive my friend Nemanja
2019-08-26 00:34
me too
2019-08-26 00:35
Care for the dream eaters
2019-08-26 00:37
cant wait for NiKo vs huNter
2019-08-26 00:44
POGGERS <3
2019-08-26 00:46
me too mens
2019-08-26 00:48
me too knowing my pick em's are good
2019-08-26 00:58
#63
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Finland Smoonah
thanks for pickums
2019-08-26 01:18
#64
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Serbia DjapeZ
OTTO, ESPI, HUNTER, NEXA, LETNI <3 BIG LOVE TO THESE GUYS
2019-08-26 01:28
thank mr hunter
2019-08-26 01:32
#66
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Brazil gabrinoel
thank mr hunter
2019-08-26 01:34
Ez4CR4ZY #dontfakeit #goCR4ZY
2019-08-26 01:37
#respect
2019-08-26 01:37
Faze Hunter #
2019-08-26 02:37
gonna fuck some thicks haha good fellings
2019-08-26 02:39
thank mr hunter
2019-08-26 02:52
Good night, Mr hunter
2019-08-26 03:00
Hunter
2019-08-26 04:34
thank you mr. hunter, my pick em saved and I can sleep well too
2019-08-26 05:18
HLTV letting us know of the minimal details of players life. Very good journalism indeed!
2019-08-26 05:20
I won't be sleeping well because major is from 10:00pm - 4:30am for me
2019-08-26 05:22
#79
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Paraguay darthkaazi
#dontfakeit Idemo CR4ZY
2019-08-26 05:31
1-3 incoming
2019-08-26 06:22
#86
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Russia Ypp1
Are u talking about complexity???))
2019-08-26 06:55
Good night mister Hunter!
2019-08-26 06:46
hunter > niko dont @ me
2019-08-26 08:13
#91
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Israel SOEZ4NIK0
not against Liquid, Navi, astralis, vitality and other top teams
2019-08-26 09:18
nahhhhhh
2019-08-26 10:47
#90
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India Harihar
KappaPride
2019-08-26 08:54
good night)
2019-08-26 09:42
#93
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Portugal faizk
huNter doing very well, can we expect huNter vs NiKo in a near future?
2019-08-26 10:21
#95
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Finland Kybtown
Be crazy, huNter
2019-08-26 10:39
lol
2019-08-26 14:35
nexa probably won't sleep so well lol
2019-08-26 15:12
lmao
2019-08-26 17:00
thanks KANE now i probably sleep so f*cking well
2019-08-26 17:02
#126
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Brazil tupacman
joga bonito
2019-08-26 18:42
Ez katka
2019-08-26 19:19
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