electronic on Katowice run: "After we beat FaZe, I told s1mple that we were definitely making it to the final"

In a lengthy interview conducted by Alexey "OverDrive" Biryukov for HLTV.org, we learn of Denis "electronic" Sharipov's development over the years, and how he arrived to the ranks of Natus Vincere.

In this extended interview conducted by Alexey "OverDrive" Biryukov for HLTV.org, electronic opens up about several topics pertaining to his personal life and his career. The Russian rifler rose to stardom after joining Na`Vi in November 2017, making the top 20 player of the year list in both 2018 (No.4) and 2019 (No.6).

electronic shared his thoughts on a long list to topics

Discussions in this interview, which was conducted in Russian and then translated into English, include his wage progression over the years, how he joined FlipSid3 Tactics and Natus Vincere, and the various reasons why some of his previous rosters didn't work out. He also opened up about his dream roster and revealed that he plans to stay involved in esports after he retires from the game.

Do you watch tournament streams? Do you prefer Russian or English broadcasts?

I split it 50/50, but there are stretches of time when I only watch either Russian or English broadcasts. I don't have any particular issues with the level of commentating, but there are a few commentators who, in my opinion, are entirely incompetent in their profession.

What's the issue with those commentators?

They are overly arrogant, which gets in the way of them providing quality broadcasts.

How long do you plan on competing? Do age limitations exist?

To be honest, I haven't really thought about it. It depends on how I play and my health, as well as what is going to happen in my life. In all, I think you can remain in the top echelons until about 35, and f0rest is a spectacular example of it. If people can remain competitive in traditional sports at a high level even at the age of 40, then why would it be an issue in esports? The question is solely the person's motivation.

When were you in peak form?

Counter-Strike used to be a bit different, so it's difficult to say, plus people used to play at a lower level than they do now. If I had to answer approximately, then I'd say I was at peak performance at the FACEIT Major (tournament-high 1.36 rating) in London.

How do you maintain motivation to continuously play at a top level?

Why would I need to find any motivation? It's internal, I continuously want to improve and become better. Of course, I don't play the game as much as s1mple, but when it comes to team training there has never been a situation when I didn't want to train or I couldn't be bothered. If there is a choice between playing ten scrims or six scrims and four FPL matches, I'd obviously pick the former. When you train with your team, you know that your teammates want to develop and become better, whereas in FPL you frequently come across players who simply waste your time.

How much time do you need to spend in-game?

I think it's individual. For example, KRiMZ had 30 hours played in two weeks and he's breaking records.

Does your wage impact your motivation?

No. When I joined Natus Vincere I was paid less than all of my teammates, but I didn't think about it at all. I will play even if I don't get paid. Money isn't the point.

Have you ever let fame get to your head?

No, I'm not some kind of a celebrity. I'm not a famous footballer, singer or actor, I'm known in a very specific circle. We're not broadcast on TV, so I don't have anything to suggest that I'm famous. I haven't even thought about it.

Tell us the story behind your nickname.

I was sitting, thinking of a nickname, and I liked the idea of "electric" or "electron", I can't remember which one it was. For it to sound a bit nicer, I adjusted it slightly to "electronic". This happened about ten years ago.

If you had the opportunity to go back ten years, would you change your nickname?

I'm completely happy with it. To be honest, I don't even have the creativity to come up with a different nickname for myself in Steam when I don't want to play under my real nickname, let alone come up with a new one.

Did you play previous iterations of Counter-Strike?

Yeah, I played Counter-Strike 1.6.

When did you realize that you were going to be a professional player?

It came to me when I was outplaying everyone. At a certain moment in time, I started playing four Deathmatch maps in a row, followed by around 10 mix matches. I was traveling to Moscow for LAN events where some of the best players at the time were playing and I didn't experience any issues and was putting up solid performances every match. The team always believed in me, I was a local s1mple of sorts.

How did you join Empire, your first big organization was Empire?

I had played with hooch in ACES, but due to a conflict with him, I decided to part ways with the roster and join spaz and CyberFocus in Evolution. After that, I played with local players from Kazan and decide to get a team together, and we were supposed to be signed by Battlehall, a local club. In the end, we were constantly lied to and they never came through with what they promised. I endured this for two months, after which nirvana invited me to Empire.

Honestly, I really believed in the guys from Kazan, and initially, I even turned down invitations from other teams. Even with Empire, I didn't agree to join the first time around, but the guys from Kazan didn't have enough motivation, grit, and belief for things to work out.

electronic initially declined Empire's invite, opting to play with his teammates from Kazan

How did you leave Empire?

We never left Empire. Our contracts were expiring and we decided to merge with Fluffy Gangsters to create a single strong team that was able to contend with HellRaisers, FlipS1d3 and Natus Vincere. Our new organization, ANOX, was supposed to buy out our contracts from Empire. Few things went according to plan as management failed to keep their word. At a certain point, there were internal issues in the team, which subsequently led to the kick of chopper. No one asked my opinion before making the decision.

How did you transfer to FlipSid3?

I knew that if FlipSid3 were looking to make roster adjustments I would be on their shortlist. At the time I played an official match against them in which I had a pretty good performance, and I knew that it would play its role. The co-owner of HLTV, Tgwri1s, dropped me a message in Steam, letting me know that FlipSid3 would like to contact me. I referred them to Empire's manager, seeing as ANOX hadn't bought out the contracts, and the organizations agreed on the terms. By the way, I still have a really positive rapport with the Empire organization.

Did FlipSid3 pay a transfer fee for you?

Empire bought me a PC, and, as far as I know, FlipSid3 just compensated them for it, something along the lines of $1,500.

What didn't work out in FlipSid3?

The players didn't have enough confidence, they were scared of playing aggressively, afraid of over-peeking and initiating. I don't remember exactly, but I think the maximum ranking we reached was top 12. That was the ceiling for our team and for the specific players on it - we wouldn't have ascended higher, and no one really wanted to. There were issues with motivation, not everyone trained the way they needed to and there was no dedication. Certain players only came on for practice and didn't dedicate any time to individual practice in CS, and when the last round of a match was played out, they'd instantly leave TeamSpeak and go play other games.

How did you join Natus Vincere?

I can't remember exactly, but I was contacted and asked if I wanted to join Na`Vi. I agreed, and they said that from this point onwards the organizations would be working out a deal and that my input was no longer needed. My buyout, at the time, was significant, but if compared to today's standards, it was around the transfer price of a top 30 player.

When was the Natus Vincere roster with Zeus and Edward at peak form?

We had a good stretch that lasted for about six months. It started at the StarLadder where we lost in the grand final, and after that, we consistently reached top four and even won some tournaments.

Why was the team unable to beat Astralis in the FACEIT Major final?

They were objectively stronger. They deserved it more as they had put in more work towards it.

Did you play a part in kicking Zeus and Edward?

The entire team took part in Edward's kick. As for Zeus, after we lost at the Berlin Major, he gathered us in a room and told us that he'd like to leave after the BLAST Pro Series event in Moscow.

Before that, I had never seen the topic of kicking Zeus raised, while Edward already knew that he could be replaced because we had told him before on several occasions. I don't understand why the media portrays it as if Zeus didn't leave of his own volition, while Edward was allegedly removed by the "youngsters". Players in Na`Vi consider removing someone only when there is no other option on the table. You have to try absolutely everything in an attempt to save the roster, and only if things still don't work out do you consider an adjustment.

What was your reaction to the addition of Booombl4?

We had three players on our shortlist in qikert, somedieyoung and Boombl4. qikert was the highest priority, but we couldn't agree on a transfer. We started discussing whether we should pick up either Vitya (somedieyoung) or Kirill (Boombl4). B1ad3 watched a lot of demos from these players, and, as a team, we mutually agreed that it would be best to sign Kirill.

Did you add GuardiaN with long-term prospects or just for a handful of tournaments? Why didn't it work out?

We had planned for the long-term, but, unfortunately, due to issues with his Russian, it didn't work out. When you try to recall how to communicate something quickly, you lose focus on the game. He was too pensive and wasn't always focused on his crosshair, and this possibly led to him frequently missing shots. He said that he understood everyone just fine and there weren't any issues, but I felt differently.

electronic mentioned that GuardiaN's signing was initially meant for the long-term

What were your thoughts on the addition of Perfecto?

I had no reservations about it. As for some of the other candidates that we didn't end up signing, I did.

At what point did you realize that you could win IEM Katowice?

If I'm honest, after we beat FaZe in the groups, I came up to s1mple and told him that we were definitely making it to the final.

What was your most memorable victory and your most bitter loss?

My favorite victory was in Cologne, the atmosphere was outstanding. I think Katowice could contest for the title, had there been viewers. As for the most disappointing showings, it's BLAST Pro Series Moscow and StarLadder in Belek.

Why did the team play so poorly at the last event with Zeus, BLAST Pro Series Moscow?

We were poorly prepared for the event. It was apparent going in that we lacked the will to prepare for it well, and this goes for everyone, including Danya (Zeus) and myself. Despite the fact, we were playing on home territory and we wanted to win, but we should've thought about that earlier.

Do you have favorite teams? Who do you follow?

There are currently a lot of teams that play at a high level. I like to get my fix of nostalgia by watching matches from 2013-2015. For example, I liked the HellRaisers roster when it had Dosia, kUcher, ANGE1, AdreN and markeloff.

What region do you think it would be interesting to play in?

I'd like to play in the US. I like the country and it would be interesting to learn about it first-hand.

What is Denmark's strength? Why do they have the most players at the highest level?

They always approach their work professionally.

What do you think that is difference between Denmark and, say, Sweden?

Sweden and the CIS region have a mutual issue in that players don't want to play with one another, and organizations don't want to transfer players out of principle and so on. What's the point of fnatic kicking Golden after solid results and then re-signing him? We can also remember the stories of NiP. Personally, I don't remember the Danes having these issues and I don't even know Danes who are toxic, but, then again, these are just my observations.

Could you name the best and worst teammates of your career?

Well, I think everyone knows my best teammate. As for my worst, it's probably fAst, with whom I played with in Evolution. I don't know if it's the case today, but at the time it was unbearable. He could come in tipsy for an incredibly important match.

Are big wages a good or bad thing?

It's good for the viewers. When they see such large sums they start following, even if they don't really comprehend the game. It's not great for the organizations, even though our compensations are child's play in comparison to football. Top player buyouts are equatable to unproven young prospective footballers who may or may not make it big.

How frequently have you been approached by other organizations since you joined Natus Vincere?

If someone has reached out, then they had to go through management, but I haven't been informed of such inquiries. In CIS there aren't many organizations that could me out, and even if they could, they could just pay a bit more and buy out s1mple with his media presence. I don't know exactly how much I cost, but I'm probably expensive.

How has your wage progressed since the beginning of your career?

I won't mention organizations, I'll just mention the sums. I started at $200, and after transferring to another team I started receiving $500. My transfer after that offered around $3,000. When I joined Na`Vi, my wage increased two-fold, and from there it has increased depending on our results.

What was your largest purchase with money you've made from Counter-Strike?

I've spent a lot of money on home renovations and bought myself a car.

Tell us about the role of a coach within the team.

From my understanding, the coach is responsible for the game plan. If he doesn't fulfill this role, then the captain will find it very hard and he won't be able to concentrate on the game. The coach has always been very important to me, barring perhaps my time on FlipSid3, where we had Shockwave, who spoke to us as few as two times a week. At the same time, it's pretty difficult to be a coach when you have B1ad3 on the team.

Talking about Kane, he has a lot of positives, and he definitely didn't win the Major with Gambit by fluke. However, he does have a lot to work on, and I've expressed this to him on several occasions.

Have you ever been asked to throw a match?

No, nobody has ever asked me to.

Have you ever initiated FPL kicks?

Not personally, I've only jokingly asked Sasha (s1mple) to. I don't really play FPL these days because there are a lot of new players, which means that playing a regular FACEIT match would be more pleasant.

Do you think it's right that m0NESY received a direct invite to FPL?

At the moment the decision isn't fully justified. Regardless of how well he plays, he still needs to learn a lot. Furthermore, FPL has players who can really break him at such a young age with their toxicity.

What is your dream team, discounting any Na`Vi players?

I've always wanted to play with NiKo, and I like Magisk, but I wouldn't sign him because we play identical roles. Let's say gla1ve, flusha and ZywOo.

Do you have a rivalry for the title of the best player in the world with s1mple?

I don't think about that at all. For me, what's important is for the team to be No.1. I'm sure Sasha (s1mple) would answer in the same way.

Both of Na`Vi's star players strive to put the team on the #1 ranking

If s1mple didn't get the Katowice MVP medal, who would you give it to?

flamie. Maybe not everyone noticed, but over the course of the event he had some really good performances.

What was it like getting the MVP at ICE Challenge?

It was nice, but not as nice as it could have been had we won.

What position in the HLTV.org top 20 player rating would you like to finish the year?

As high as possible.

Has Boombl4 significantly improved as a captain over the year?

Of course, he has improved a lot. He's still getting used to the tier one level, but he has already demonstrated that he doesn't have any issues and will only continue improving.

Who did you want to become as a child?

From my very childhood, I played a lot of PC games and simultaneously played football, but games took over.

Do you have a dream outside of esports?

I'd like for my daughter to live a happy life. As for work, I have no clue about what it is that I could do outside of esports. If I play until about the age of 30, I'll continue my path in esports as a CEO, coach or some other role in the industry.

Have you worked outside of esports?

No. At the age of 16 I had already signed my first contract.

Will you let your children work in esports?

Definitely not my daughter, but if I have a son, I'm not sure. Either way, esports have a negative impact on your health. I feel that we travel more than traditional sportspeople. You're flying from Europe to America, America to China and then back to Europe again. All the travel has an adverse effect on your immune system, you can get a cold or some ailment pretty easily.

What's your favorite food?

Pasta.

What's your favorite music?

I like different genres. Whatever I like, I listen to, I don't have a favorite band or performer.

Do you have any fears?

If we're talking generally, then it would be loneliness. As for specific fears, I'm really afraid of snakes.

Do you have a country that you particularly like?

As I've mentioned previously, I like the United States. I don't separate other countries into good and bad, as every single one has its pluses and minuses.

What are your thoughts on the coronavirus outbreak?

I'm concerned. I have elderly people in my surroundings and this causes me to worry. I think that Russia needs to implement stricter countermeasures to combat the spread of coronavirus. I am astounded by the number of people that still go out for a walk, who party and have a great time; these actions can have repercussions. I try to follow the quarantine rules, and the only thing I can do is buy some groceries. I'll repeat myself in saying that the quarantine was not implemented purposefully and that people should follow it. I don't think I need to describe the purpose of it.

Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
915
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Navi overrated
2020-03-28 15:02
#13
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Russia thatwhodeadd 
no
2020-03-28 15:12
yeah
2020-04-07 12:47
#16
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Netherlands Moonshine27x 
Negative
2020-03-28 15:15
positive
2020-04-07 12:47
#25
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Ukraine McSwell 
name checks out
2020-03-28 15:23
#33
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Europe chespiZ 
dis guy is a machine
2020-03-28 15:34
It doesnt
2020-04-07 12:47
no
2020-03-28 16:13
Yep
2020-04-07 12:48
#140
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Russia coroNaViruss 
Name checks out
2020-03-29 06:49
Truth hurts doesnt it
2020-04-07 12:48
you'r mama overrated indeed
2020-04-06 22:50
No reason to bring her into this
2020-04-07 12:49
#171
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Latvia iosryanB 
nop
2020-04-07 10:18
Yes! :_D
2020-04-07 12:49
#4
dexter | 
Brazil julesCx 
GOAT
2020-03-28 15:01
Godtronic what a human being
2020-03-28 15:26
#113
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India X3pHyR 
He kept the answers short and I respect him even more for that PAPATRONIC GOAT
2020-03-28 18:48
#167
YEBAH | 
CIS TJMadd 
Electonic is actually a robot from the old soviet movie "The adventure of Electronic". So that explains why elec is god himself
2020-03-31 19:29
hahaahahah, did you watch it?
2020-04-01 19:39
#5
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Russia Roneeee 
Nice
2020-03-28 15:02
thank you overdrive for great CIS interviews. Can't wait to hear from boombla
2020-03-28 15:02
#134
God | 
Russia huetaaa 
+1
2020-03-28 22:12
+1 this interview is insane
2020-03-29 07:35
+1
2020-03-30 21:49
ez for the best Russian team #top1 a.k.a. the great one and only Natush Vincere!!
2020-03-28 15:04
"was ukrainian"
2020-03-30 14:18
#162
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CIS Akmalak 
Vapshe poxuy
2020-03-30 15:01
#8
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Uruguay Kas9k 
god
2020-03-28 15:04
#9
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
top 2 2020
2020-03-28 15:04
#12
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Russia thatwhodeadd 
s1mple top 1
2020-03-28 15:12
#14
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
yes
2020-03-28 15:13
niko top 1
2020-03-28 17:28
Hahahahahahaha niko hahahahah
2020-03-28 17:43
#111
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Russia thatwhodeadd 
top 3 maximum
2020-03-28 18:35
nt
2020-03-28 18:54
#117
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Russia thatwhodeadd 
no u
2020-03-28 19:30
Yikes
2020-03-29 18:43
#153
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Russia thatwhodeadd 
wut
2020-03-29 19:58
Imagine thinking s0mple will ever be top 1 again.
2020-03-29 20:47
#155
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Russia thatwhodeadd 
imagine thinking zywho will ever be top 1 again
2020-03-29 20:48
Everything checks out, your IQ is below 30.
2020-03-30 12:06
#160
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Russia thatwhodeadd 
I hope stupid people like u will die with corona
2020-03-30 13:13
#10
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Ukraine YUR4S 
EZ4NAVI
2020-03-28 15:07
#11
Twistzz | 
Germany t.o.p 
Electronic is the real #1 in this team. A lot of selfless plays with huge impact. Comparable to fer in 2017
2020-03-28 15:07
#20
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
+1
2020-03-28 15:19
#31
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Russia Soawii 
True, but still i think he's #1 with s1mple because their duo is just insane. And together they are doing a lot of impact.
2020-03-28 15:32
bot
2020-03-28 15:14
#48
suNny | 
Slovakia TheLupa 
0/8
2020-03-28 15:57
#101
device | 
Denmark 4vs0 
im more worried about major final than no crowd non major semifinal lets take a peek hltv.org/matches/2326427/natus-vincere-v..
2020-03-28 17:58
very professional and mature player, not a huge fan but a lot of respect
2020-03-28 15:16
#51
broky | 
Mongolia scxrpion 
Same bro
2020-03-28 16:00
agree
2020-03-28 17:59
#18
OK | 
Reunion Edjon 
wtf electronic is scared of allu 😯😯😯
2020-03-28 15:18
AHAHAHHAHAHAAHHA +1 stan and tarik too)))
2020-03-28 18:25
lmaoooo
2020-03-31 08:23
#122
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Singapore FallBlade 
+1 he's scared of Aerial too
2020-03-28 20:15
TLDR
2020-03-28 15:18
I arent think electronic speak London that well
2020-03-28 15:21
be more attentive
2020-03-28 15:44
Translated from Ruski
2020-03-28 16:32
#22
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India _Jazz_ 
Bold statements made
2020-03-28 15:21
#23
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Austria Sometime3 
Bro you're not electronic, you're GODtronic
2020-03-28 15:22
#24
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Sweden Trkmag 
fAst boss
2020-03-28 15:23
Great interview. Overdrive is really good at doing these.
2020-03-28 15:24
good interview
2020-03-28 15:27
#29
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Turkey emiliosantos 
omg all the questions in the universe asked to him
2020-03-28 15:28
#30
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Poland Julka 
Very nice interview
2020-03-28 15:31
#32
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Russia Soawii 
Papatronic
2020-03-28 15:33
#34
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Croatia Netkov 
Goat.
2020-03-28 15:35
#35
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United States NoahN 
Electronic is such a good guy. One of the best players in the world, people don't notice him as much as other top 10 players, but he is still extremely humble and motivated. Most likable esport player?
2020-03-28 15:38
#137
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Spain Medlar 
Boombl4.
2020-03-29 04:16
Really nice interview. Also Denis seems to be very chill and thorough guy. 10/10 would definitely hang out.
2020-03-28 15:40
#38
Dosia | 
Europe topkek8 
''No, I'm not some kind of a celebrity. I'm not a famous footballer, singer or actor, I'm known in a very specific circle. We're not broadcast on TV, so I don't have anything to suggest that I'm famous. I haven't even thought about it'' haha man respect for this
2020-03-28 15:41
coroNAVIrus
2020-03-28 15:42
#41
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Ukraine kimnixk 
Daddytronic )))
2020-03-28 15:46
What a straight-forward hardworking guy. Gained immense respect for this man
2020-03-28 15:48
In CIS there aren't many organizations that could (buy) me out - potential translation mistake or I'm stupid :) A great interview by the way, very insightful!
2020-03-28 15:48
Papatronic
2020-03-28 15:48
nice interview
2020-03-28 15:49
As an Astralis fan, I have to admit Na'vi have a much bigger ceiling like Thoorin said...at their best, anvi is twice as good as astralis at their best, from an objective angle.
2020-03-28 15:49
#56
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Finland HARD4ENCE 
Individually, quite possibly. They still haven't had such a solid teamplay/structure as Astralis does though. If this will change, this NaVi will be unstoppable. With B1ad3 they have been taking steps in the right direction though.
2020-03-28 16:28
+1 navi aim is better than astralis but astralis is much better at teamwork
2020-03-28 17:02
#82
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
+1 s1mple and elec can also have their off day... Then its about teamwork wich astralis are better on. But as u said navi is twice as good than astralis at their Best.
2020-03-28 17:19
#47
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Turkey sonbafrali 
I love you electronic. you are a nice person and an amazing player.
2020-03-28 15:55
#49
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Other Waduhek 
TL still read it, nice interview
2020-03-28 15:57
s0mple might be mechanically gifted, but electronic is electronic elec > baiter toxic kid
2020-03-28 15:58
#105
s1mple | 
India P1^t0N 
No s1mple & electronic both have different role. s1mple hasn't mechanically gifted he is hard working & dedicated as same as electronic. When he carry team for win but teammates did mistakes again and again then he became toxic.
2020-03-28 18:13
#52
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United States flex_ 
sounds like a nice guy feel sorry for him that p0mple is on his team
2020-03-28 16:01
#53
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Asia Ninenine 
I didn't know that Godtronic has a baby (and has probably got married). Great interview btw.
2020-03-28 16:06
I always like to read those Players stories.
2020-03-28 16:10
King
2020-03-28 16:31
#59
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United Kingdom bruhmusmummus 
good interview
2020-03-28 16:37
Damn thats crazy bro but I dont remember asking
2020-03-28 16:39
2ND GOAT <3
2020-03-28 16:41
#63
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South Africa @FyreCS 
His vocabulary his really impressive. They finally admitted that they wanted Somedieyoung! I’ve said it for almost 12 months now!
2020-03-28 16:49
Its translator's vocabulary Interview was on Russian
2020-03-28 19:26
#163
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South Africa @FyreCS 
Oh, so he didnt actually speak like that? I thought it was a literally translation from Russian to English :(
2020-03-30 20:37
so actually
2020-03-28 16:49
#65
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India lemuig 
Top 1 rifler
2020-03-28 16:53
Actually.
2020-03-28 16:55
Could you name the best and worst teammates of your career? Well, I think everyone knows my best teammate. God damn Electronic. Best duo indeed.
2020-03-28 16:54
after reading this my respect for him increased a lot
2020-03-28 16:55
+1 damn
2020-03-28 16:58
qikert wishes he was on Na'vi right now
2020-03-28 16:57
#138
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Spain Medlar 
+FL1T -perfecto
2020-03-29 04:19
#71
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Romania samantarul 
Nice way of saying guardian is shit
2020-03-28 16:59
#72
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Germany ToiletShitter 
what a story He probably says that every tournament and it ain't happening usually
2020-03-28 17:01
disband this bot
2020-03-28 17:04
From astralis LUL
2020-03-28 17:45
From albania LUL
2020-03-28 18:06
#139
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Spain Medlar 
Here we found the toxic dane Fake flagger?
2020-03-29 04:20
have a nice day coronaday
2020-03-29 14:52
#156
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Spain Medlar 
Nice coronaday for you as well.
2020-03-29 22:15
Did you play a part in kicking Zeus and Edward? I don't understand why the media portrays it as if Zeus didn't leave of his own volition, while Edward was allegedly removed by the "youngsters". Players in Na`Vi consider removing someone only when there is no other option on the table. prove that zeus is a guy that loved by navi players
2020-03-28 17:05
#77
LeX | 
Turkmenistan Homo_Deus 
electronic the Tatar.
2020-03-28 17:06
Most humble guy. I love u elec!!!🔥👌💪💪💪 What's the issue with those commentators? They are overly arrogant, which gets in the way of them providing quality broadcasts. PS SO TRUE! Looking at u henryg machine n00bs.
2020-03-28 17:09
#84
hooch | 
Russia c0ldl3ss 
Sometimes they allow themselves a bit too harsh statements. I can’t say what specific example he points to, but there were a couple of cases. And I think he spoke exclusively about the Ru stream.
2020-03-28 17:24
I'm going to assume he doesn't understand much english but if he did he would realise EN casters are fucking bots who don't know what they are talking about.
2020-03-28 19:58
+1 sad but true
2020-03-28 21:23
#79
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North America pieisgood186 
Kazan, Tatarstan!!!
2020-03-28 17:09
wtf are some of these questions?
2020-03-28 17:10
#81
cam | 
United States girls 
seems like a really smart and responsible guy mens))
2020-03-28 17:10
True about FPL.
2020-03-28 17:22
Learn London asap papatronic Hard to talk only ruski in USA Jokes aside, if he learns English he would be playing in FaZE/Liquid no problem
2020-03-28 17:24
why would he like to go a worse team?
2020-03-28 17:38
Not right now ofcourse. In the far future
2020-03-28 17:43
Great interview as always! But I have to wonder why he would refuse to let his daugther work in esports but not his son??
2020-03-28 17:27
#119
gla1ve | 
Brazil wilbur 
I think the scene is not great for girls as I think there is a lot of disrespect towards them and he probably knows it better being part of it... lot of struggle to be a female cs player and maybe not even worth it
2020-03-28 19:43
+1
2020-03-29 18:49
#121
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Ukraine twil 
cause 90% of hltv are pimple kids that masturbate even on Pansy?
2020-03-28 20:03
Lmao
2020-03-29 18:48
1) way too few events 2) shit for prize money 3) toxic, sexist, horny fanbase 4) girls less inclined playing games competitively Best bet for girls is to become above average in terms of skills and become a streamer
2020-03-28 22:57
#88
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Bosnia and Herzegovina BigDaddyNaz 
Nice interview. He sounds like a nice guy.
2020-03-28 17:29
#88
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Bosnia and Herzegovina BigDaddyNaz 
Nice interview. He sounds like a nice guy.
2020-03-28 17:29
Congrats, you hacked HLTV!
2020-03-28 17:30
Is this interview made IRL or with using e-mail etc. ? Because electronic has a large vocabulary as a Russian citizen.
2020-03-28 17:29
this is a translate from a russian interview
2020-03-28 17:39
#100
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Estonia UNBAN_Sam2k 
"Discussions in this interview, which was conducted in Russian and then translated into English" - read the entire article ffs
2020-03-28 17:55
I just jumped right into the interview sorry
2020-03-28 18:46
#94
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Czech Republic Johnny_Weak 
fluke run
2020-03-28 17:41
#95
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Russia mmmmmmajestic 
Ofc when you eliminated the only contender
2020-03-28 17:41
:DDDDD mouz>faze
2020-03-28 21:58
Damn I had no idea he had any children, good for my mens))
2020-03-28 17:46
ok if u say so 🙄
2020-03-28 18:07
#106
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Serbia DjapeZ 
Very nice interview Denis :)
2020-03-28 18:14
#107
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Ukraine Delirious206 
nice interview
2020-03-28 18:17
#108
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Brazil papatr0nic 
lovely papatronic ♥️
2020-03-28 18:22
Great interview
2020-03-28 18:55
Really nice interview!
2020-03-28 19:35
#123
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Singapore FallBlade 
"Do you have any fears? If we're talking generally, then it would be loneliness. As for specific fears, I'm really afraid of snakes." Made me laugh for some reason
2020-03-28 20:16
Probably because he wouldn't be able to talk to Fallen, allu...
2020-03-29 18:50
#157
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Singapore FallBlade 
+1 LUL
2020-03-30 08:36
"Have you ever been asked to throw a match? No, nobody has ever asked me to." I did it by myself <evil_smile>.
2020-03-28 20:26
So, anyone knows where these original 'overDrive' interviews can be found?
2020-03-28 20:37
Is it really difficult to click on his name at the beginning of the page, russian brain?
2020-03-28 21:49
Yes, it is. But what is wrong with you, frustrated israeli brain?
2020-04-08 03:01
This guy is so cerebral and mature! And didnt know he had kids!
2020-03-28 20:38
Best rifler rn
2020-03-28 20:52
#128
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Ukraine RK20 
electronic <3
2020-03-28 20:58
really mature answers for such a young guy, i hope he and S1mple will finally achieve their goal in rio, they deserve it :)
2020-03-28 21:26
#133
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Chile nachooww 
good intreview
2020-03-28 22:04
#135
God | 
Russia huetaaa 
godtronic
2020-03-28 22:13
really nice interview
2020-03-29 07:01
#143
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Macedonia ydjoon 
this kid is very mature for his age. I think hes pretty smart.
2020-03-29 09:04
#144
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Russia razorVJ 
> Money isn't the point. When you have it.
2020-03-29 09:53
Yep, he definitely has the money, after all
2020-03-30 09:13
#147
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Uzbekistan zMo_z 
damn, this interview made him likable person very perfectly.
2020-03-29 15:10
What's your favorite food? Pasta. Ez for italy
2020-03-31 01:34
xDDDD
2020-04-03 17:08
+1 too ez
2020-04-07 13:53
Most important player on navi! Great entry and humble person, respect!
2020-04-08 03:04
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