seized: "I'll play the game until it stops bringing me pleasure"

In the first of a two-part interview conducted by Alexey "⁠OverDrive⁠" Birukov for HLTV.org, former NAVI member Denis "⁠seized⁠" Kostin talks about his personal life and his early days as a player.

seized began to make a name for himself during the final years of CS 1.6, playing for teams like fbgaming, tao and Vifort, but he rose to prominence only in 2013, a whole year after CS:GO was released, when he was offered the chance to join Natus Vincere, a legendary but struggling team at the time.

The Russian player spent five years in NAVI's ranks, winning a series of international titles and reaching two Major finals — DreamHack Open Cluj⁠-⁠Napoca 2015 and MLG Columbus 2016 — before he stepped down from the team in late 2017 following a series of mixed results. He has since played for the likes of FlipSid3, Gambit, Vega Squadron and now Cyber Legacy, whom he joined in May after several months out of action.

seized believes he is currently playing at 80 percent of his potential

In the first part of this interview, which was conducted in Russian and then translated into English, seized weighs in on a variety of topics, including his beginnings as a player, the origins of his nickname, his best and worst teammates, and even the 'decoy' meme that still pops up now and then.

Which streams do you enjoy watching? Do you like CIS commentary?

Before the arrival of Maincast, I didn't watch Russian streams. In all, when I watch interesting matches I don't really mind the sound. I don't watch them for the commentary, but if the match has good commentators and spot-on analysis, then I'll watch with the sound on.

What are the issues with Russian casts?

It's better now than it was in the past, but still, many commentators don't know and don't want to find out all of the nuances of professional Counter-Strike. Because of this, they're giving viewers bad information, and the community is used to trusting their word for it.

How did you find out that you were called a decoy? How did you take it at the time and what do you think of that situation now?

Someone just sent me the link from that cast. Initially, I took it badly, as I was relatively young and read all of the comments, worrying about the hate. I wanted people to only write good things about me, so I'd say it got to me at the time. Later, I grew up, matured, and understood that haters will always be present, and you simply have to dismiss unjustified criticism. In the end, the story became a meme, and I don't really care about it.

What age do you plan to play to? Is there an age limit in Counter-Strike?

I'll play the game until it stops bringing me pleasure. Age doesn't mean anything in terms of decaying physical ability, like reactions, for example. The main difference is that at the age of 18-19 you don't have much responsibility, your mother cooks you food, you don't need to clean up, you just sit in front of your PC and play the game from morning to night. Your mechanics are basically spotless. When you grow up, you have a long list of responsibilities that no one will do on your behalf, and you are obligated to spend your time on them. You improve the quality of your training, but the number of raw hours you spend in the game goes down in comparison to when you were younger.

Have you ever had issues with motivation?

I've never had such problems, as there has always been something to work on. [In NAVI], we were a top team, we won tournaments, but we never had the feeling of domination, like Fnatic, SK Gaming or, later, Astralis had. We always had room for growth.

Has wage ever affected your motivation?

It has not had an impact on the game. It has improved the quality of my vacations, but the money has never influenced my level of play. On the contrary, with an increased wage you want to become even better to further improve your conditions.

Have you ever let fame get to your head?

It's difficult to answer that question about yourself, you should ask those around me. Personally, I think I haven't.

How did you come up with your nickname?

I just opened up a dictionary and put my finger on a word. I enjoyed the way it was written and the word's translation into Russian.

When did you realise that you were a professional player?

When I started earning a wage from playing, which happened in CS:GO when I joined NAVI. As for realising the potential that I had, it happened when I won Clicknet (internet cafe) events one after another during the 1.6 days.

What do you remember from the 1.6 era?

I don't miss the actual game, but I have great memories from the atmosphere that surrounded those tournaments. I remember the night time tournaments that would take place from 10pm to 8am. There were always a lot of teams that my friends and acquaintances played in, and it was always fun, but heated at the same time, as all of the games were very tense and people wanted to win for the principle. The event would conclude in the early hours with 2v2 matches for cash. They weren't simply tournaments for the sake of having a tournament, they were parties and chillouts, which gave you energy for the rest of the week.

What are the differences between the professional player communities of 1.6 and CS:GO?

It's difficult to compare, as over the past 10 years a lot has changed. The main change is that back in the day people mostly played for pleasure, whereas nowadays CS isn't just a pleasant pastime, but a real way of making money. Also, interactions used to be based on live interactions, while now it's practically all online.

In percentage terms, how well are you performing in comparison to your ceiling?

I think I'm playing at around 80% of my maximum right now.

Which region would you be interested in playing in?

I'm fully content with the current scene I'm playing in, but maybe, some day, before I conclude my career, it would be interesting to live and play in America.

Which scene do you enjoy following [the most]?

CIS. The level of teams has improved drastically. We used to have two or three good teams and then there was just an abyss, but nowadays, you have a lot of really cool teams that play at a great level on the international scene.

Are large buyouts good or bad?

There are pros and cons. If a player is bought out for a hefty sum, then they also receive a decent sum for it. However, if they want to transfer to another team but the interested organization is unable to pay his buyout, then that's just sad and there's not much you can do about it. Large buyouts are normal for the tier 1-2 level, it's a form of financial defence, but overall, organizations themselves are to blame for the situation as they inflated wages and buyouts, and there's no road back now.

Who were your best and worst teammates?

The best was flamie. We were close friends, we would go on walks together, go to the cinema and live together during events. Inside the game, we also had a great mutual understanding and we always played as a duo. It's difficult to name the worst, as everyone had something that was better and worse about them. It was quite difficult to play with s1mple, but obviously not because of his in-game performance, but his temperament and, at the time, young age. He wasn't selective with his wording when it came to discontentment. Nevertheless, outside of the game we always had a good relationship and it remains good, much like with all of my ex-teammates from NAVI. If we're talking strictly level of play then, likely, my worst teammate was ceh9.

Tell us about your wage progression.

My first ever wage was paid out when I joined NAVI at about $700 per month, then it increased to $1,000. The next boost was up to $1,500, and for a long time it was at $3,000. The most it went up to was $11,000. When I was with Gambit everything depended on our rating, so it was between $8,000 and $11,000. In Runtime I was paid $3,000. As for Vega Squadron, you could say that there was no pay at all, as the wages were not paid out. The wage I earn in Cyber Legacy is reflective of the team's level.

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

A flat plus renovations in it.

What was your favourite victory and most bitter loss?

My favourite victory was ESL One New York, and my most bitter loss was the MLG Columbus final.

seized says it was "quite difficult" to play with s1mple because of his hot-head temperament

Have you ever been asked to fix a match?

Yes, I was asked to by my friends, strictly for fun. I never received any serious offers, or I immediately declined them.

Have you ever played with cheats?

Not in CS:GO, but in 1.6 I did cheat in pubs when I just started playing.

What's your dream lineup?

Niko, FalleN, electronic, gla1ve.

Have you thought of transferring to Valorant?

No. I played six rounds, left the game and never played it again.

Tell us about your family.

My father died practically right after I was born. My mother was a professional volleyball player, so I played a lot of volleyball as a kid, and my stepdad was an acrobat in a circus. Now my mother is a social worker, while my stepdad works as a driver for the government. They always had a rough approach to my esports hobby, they didn't allow me to play for more than two or three hours a day. It only became easier when I was in university.

Recently, you mentioned that you weren't able to say goodbye to your grandfather. It caused a wave of negativity as you had time to make it to a bootcamp but you were unable to be with him. Why did that happen?

My granddad lived in Krasnodar. Around one month before his passing, he was diagnosed with stage-four cancer, and my parents didn't tell me about it at all, only on the day of his burial. Of course I would've travelled to say goodbye had I known in advance.

Who did you want to become as a kid?

I always found it difficult to understand who I wanted to become, but I always liked travelling, so I think my job would have something to do with it.

What's your favourite type of cuisine and music?

I listen to everything, but I edge towards pop. As for cuisine, I don't really have one, I just have food items that I like, for example caesar salad, fried potatoes and watermelons.

Have you ever worked outside of esports?

I worked as a courier for a single day back during school, I delivered manicure kits.

Do you have a dream outside of esports?

I'd like to visit all countries of the world, as I really enjoy travelling. When it comes to material things, maybe I'd like to open my own nightclub.

Will you allow your kids to get into esports?

I'll allow them to play, but at the same time I won't let them miss out on education and other important aspects of everyday life. I think it depends on whether they'll be good at it or not.

Do you have any fears?

I hate insects, spiders and snakes. I used to be afraid of heights, but now I actually enjoy heights. When it comes to airplanes, when you travel five or six times a month, you start treating those flights as taxi rides. I really miss flights these days, I really like flying. There was only one time that I felt terrible flying, and that was when we were flying with Team Russia in an internal flight while going back to Moscow from China. We had two hours of turbulence, almost like a rollercoaster, and there was a heavy lightning storm outside. I had mentally come to terms with my life on that flight. I also have a natural fear of death.

You've visited a long list of countries, but do you have a specific one that you remember fondly?

There are four places that I've visited that have left a great impression on me: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dubai and Ayia Napa.

What are your thoughts on the coronavirus?

Initially, I was a little panicked, I'd stay away from shops and such, but with time I've calmed down and these days I don't really sweat about it much. I actually think I had the coronavirus. During New Year's, I was hospitalized with double pneumonia, and slightly over a week later after I left the hospital, the virus was in the news.

In the second part of the interview, which will be released on Sunday, seized discusses his time with NAVI, including the two final defeats at Majors, and what followed next. He also explains the differences between the coaches that he has played under, and reveals that he came close to moving to North America at one point.

Russia Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.68
Maps played:
127
KPR:
0.46
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.12
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1259
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
decoy
2020-09-12 18:31
#16
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United States fade4182
he came close to moving to North America at one point. Team liquid seized omegalul
2020-09-12 18:31
lmao i didnt know this decoy still played
2020-09-12 18:32
He's 26 and he already needs to retire
2020-09-12 22:04
I was don't know this details.
2020-09-12 18:37
he was going to join optic
2020-09-12 21:00
+1
2020-09-12 18:41
#55
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Poland Qzn25107
:D
2020-09-12 18:47
true
2020-09-12 19:06
"Have you thought of transferring to Valorant? No. I played six rounds, left the game and never played it again." +respect, keeping the memes aside
2020-09-12 19:09
+1 CSGO is 💙
2020-09-12 20:38
+1 Seized a real one
2020-09-12 21:24
#151
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Belgium Im_new
+1 Seized true GOAT
2020-09-12 23:13
+111
2020-09-13 09:30
Valorant could only be good if they purchased all of the CSGO maps from Valve. Such dogshit map design in that game it is unreal.
2020-09-13 14:48
That decay won a bunch and mafe major finals twice being able to purchase a nice appartament for himself which was well deserved and i doubt u can be proud of yourslef for achieving the same youtu.be/BwnUqY-NjHI
2020-09-12 20:23
at least I am not a decoy xd
2020-09-12 20:26
You are not decoy, but you are poorGuy
2020-09-12 21:59
Im have more money then eny off csgo players and?
2020-09-12 23:50
Lmao that's your dream retard kid and even if you have more money than any Csgo player then remember one thing that the money you have is your dad's not yours retard kid so go cry somewhere else loser
2020-09-13 05:55
Sorry but this is the most indian comment I've ever seen
2020-09-13 07:06
Thanks Israel
2020-09-14 15:38
Idiot im 40 years old. In world exist other thing then video games there is more money.
2020-09-13 12:10
Ok now go back to your mom kid
2020-09-14 15:39
With the kind of spelling you have, I aren't think that.
2020-09-13 08:59
+1
2020-09-12 20:33
#152
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Belgium Im_new
disappointed from VeryGoodGuy
2020-09-12 23:14
Weird topic name lmao
2020-09-12 18:31
#5
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Finland Cucumber))
gl mens
2020-09-12 18:31
gl
2020-09-12 18:31
Wait. Does it?
2020-09-12 18:31
#9
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United States fade4182
Og seized thought he quit tho
2020-09-12 18:31
washed up
2020-09-12 18:31
Washed up or not he was able to buy a nice apppartment out of all the achievemts he had so the guy is/was successeful cant take that away youtu.be/BwnUqY-NjHI
2020-09-12 20:24
nt seized
2020-09-12 20:34
Go selectah
2020-09-12 18:31
#13
ropz | 
Netherlands ONGix
t2 player t2 game it fits
2020-09-12 18:31
#15
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Latvia latvianguy
stop pleasuring urself to csgo
2020-09-12 18:31
#17
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Brazil pooternd
very nice of him , good luck on tier 5 teams
2020-09-12 18:31
NICE
2020-09-12 18:32
#19
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Latvia tibr0
he actually could win big in navi.. he lost his big chance of winning good
2020-09-12 18:32
My favorite player. Wish him all the best. (someone ruined his career).
2020-09-12 18:32
someone (his ego)
2020-09-12 18:37
kreygasm
2020-09-12 18:32
New team with YEKINDAR when
2020-09-12 18:32
bot
2020-09-12 18:32
decoy
2020-09-12 18:33
Decoy was able to purchase this apparment wiining many big events, what bout u :))) youtu.be/BwnUqY-NjHI
2020-09-12 20:25
you done licking his ass?
2020-09-12 20:36
Have you ever played with cheats? Not in CS:GO, but in 1.6 I did cheat in pubs when I just started playing. pls vac ban him
2020-09-12 18:33
#71
ckN | 
Estonia ckN
pretty sure everyone once tried 1.6 with cheats on pubs back in the day with non-steam version or even in early days in 1.5
2020-09-12 19:07
+11111
2020-09-12 19:22
+1 almost everyone i know cheated in 1.6
2020-09-12 20:19
nah m8
2020-09-12 20:24
+1 cheating on 1.6 was expected if you played for a long time, besides things were much more lax back then, 10 years ago a cheater would at worst get yelled at, nowadays its way worse
2020-09-12 20:59
#28
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Indonesia LosD
washed
2020-09-12 18:35
Washed up was able to purchase this apparment wiining many big events, what bout u :))) youtu.be/BwnUqY-NjHI
2020-09-12 20:26
#181
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Indonesia LosD
wdym? i mean hes good at his peek with navi. but now his washed i dont mean his suck or his salary low
2020-09-13 06:50
#29
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Europe t.o.p
Have you ever been asked to fix a match? Yes, I was asked to by my friends, strictly for fun. I never received any serious offers, or I immediately declined them. What
2020-09-12 18:35
Everyone is match fixing so
2020-09-12 18:39
So you getting surprised by 1 more "pro" matchfixing while there are 15 new real cases will be showed out by esic?
2020-09-12 18:42
#75
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Europe t.o.p
No, I am only surprised by him getting "asked by his friends, strictly for fun". What does that even mean? I am fully aware of matchfixing in CS.
2020-09-12 19:10
hey man youre gonna win against x team anyway, how about you throw so we can get some skins kkkkkkkkkkk never had friends troll a game for shits and giggles? same principle, theyre not seriously asking him to throw just having fun at his expense
2020-09-12 21:04
Yo le noob, These cases are almost exclusively coming from NA MDL.
2020-09-12 20:45
noob? I'm following this scene since 2013
2020-09-12 21:44
Signed up 2018-06-21
2020-09-13 01:49
jOELZ | Finland J3bediah Signed up 2018-11-11 alt accounts? didn't hear watching cs without hltv accounts since posting isn't necessary for just following scene & checking stats? not really
2020-09-13 13:56
na mdl teams like aa are not even the thing, everyone knows it's scripted af I'm talking about teams like navi junior, pact, cr4zy which have at least 1 fixed match each
2020-09-12 21:46
#30
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Serbia LtN))
selectah pls
2020-09-12 18:35
minus decoy
2020-09-12 18:36
Decoy was able to purchase this apparment wiining many big events, what bout u :))) youtu.be/BwnUqY-NjHI
2020-09-12 20:26
Man stop it already
2020-09-13 08:45
was good from 2014 untill s1mple joined navi
2020-09-12 18:36
Ok, decoy.
2020-09-12 18:36
Seized interview on the front page, who would've thought
2020-09-12 18:37
#57
jL | 
Estonia pj4
Yeah they are recycling these washed up players for some intervs kinda nice for them i guess
2020-09-12 18:53
god seized
2020-09-12 18:37
good guy seized
2020-09-12 18:38
Decoy kkk
2020-09-12 18:38
I doubt he cares bout your decoy comment after winning many events to be able to afford buying an expensive appartment youtu.be/BwnUqY-NjHI
2020-09-12 20:27
lmao potushi ochko seized alt account
2020-09-12 22:19
Ok seized
2020-09-13 14:40
Ok, decoy
2020-09-12 18:40
He could be one but hes probably achieved more and was able to buy this youtu.be/BwnUqY-NjHI what bout u?
2020-09-12 20:28
You are not bringing pleasure to people for playing it, QUIT PLEASE THNXBB
2020-09-12 18:40
Bro, he isn't the best, but surely has a big heart. Wish him luck!
2020-09-12 18:40
"seized says it was "quite difficult" to play with s1mple because of his hot-head temperament" expected
2020-09-12 18:40
#47
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Europe SteffeMvrs
"Have you ever let fame get to your head? It's difficult to answer that question about yourself, you should ask those around me. Personally, I think I haven't." Bruh he decided to kick the one who brought him in Navi are you kidding me
2020-09-12 18:41
#60
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CIS PeaceDATA
fking snitch
2020-09-12 18:55
Have you thought of transferring to Valorant? No. I played six rounds, left the game and never played it again. LUL
2020-09-12 18:41
LMAO
2020-09-12 18:51
LEGEND
2020-09-12 19:05
hahahaha
2020-09-12 19:22
#103
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Singapore FallBlade
KEKW
2020-09-12 20:25
#51
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United States xiquo
hmm
2020-09-12 18:44
wtf so fat on second pic
2020-09-12 18:45
ok
2020-09-12 19:02
Seized is confirmed a Masochist.
2020-09-12 19:04
#65
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Thailand hahahoha
best clutch player in navi back then :((
2020-09-12 19:04
#73
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Malaysia Suno[t]
another csgo sell out. don''t talk about cs1.6 at all if u have to.
2020-09-12 19:08
atleast hes not like some people who continue stealing paychecks when they don't enjoy it solely for the easy money
2020-09-12 19:17
#77
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Poland SebL
I don't know why ppl called him a decoy, like he maybe wasn't flashy and didn't put up huge numbers put he was a really solid player at the time. Anyway good that it became a meme and now he is not feeling bad about it.
2020-09-12 19:18
#140
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CIS kryto203
Well the meme appeared when he was already bad. Russian caster called him decoy after he died in a round
2020-09-12 22:19
#153
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Poland SebL
How can a caster even call a player decoy. Crazy situation.
2020-09-12 23:15
Welcome to Russia rofl As far as I remember he was on really low tab that game with a few kills and when he died again in match on cobblestone, caster was like "oh, decoy died" And I have no idea how that caster is still active. It's so mean and disrespectful. Actually there was same thing with s0lek. He had a REALLY bad game and casters were just having fun in him and called him so bad blahblahblah. I'm sad to admit that but it has a lot to say about Russian mentality.
2020-09-12 23:59
#162
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Poland SebL
This guy should be fired asap. Even when player is playing really bad caster has no right to make fun of him, wtf. But overall I think Russian ppl are nice maybe there are some with bad mentality but is this that bad?
2020-09-13 00:00
Unfortunately he's still an active caster, and this happened 3 years ago in NAVI-mousesports match in EPL #6 on cobblestone. And russian mentality has actually a lot about competitiveness that is in our blood since childhood and a lot of people believe they're better than others. And if you actually read all the interviews by OverDrive, you can see that he always asks about russian streams and there's a reason for this: Russians casters are actually TERRIBLE. Most of them have no clue about a lot of nuances in CS and always judge player's actions. And they always be like.. there's mistake, this guy makes a mistake... Or they would talk about something different than a game. That actually happened at IEM Katowice. Check it out. Flamie makes an ACE vs astralis on FULL BUY round. Casters are talking about empty stadiums and atmosphere. No reaction to galil ace AT ALL :D And these guys are kinda the best in Russia. And they make a lot of jokes now after this fail, like... they talk about something and then one of them would ask "Didn't we miss an ace yet!?" Oh yes. So funny. So. Funny. youtube.com/watch?v=h3ddknCif7M
2020-09-13 00:30
And also talking about russian mentality - just check out comments here. So many people coming with trolling comments calling him dekoy and hating him. But they have even no idea what kind of person he REALLY is and hate him for his bad plays in NAVI. And that's just disgusting, you know.
2020-09-13 00:35
#168
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Poland SebL
Hate him for his bad plays in NaVi, while overall looking at his time in NaVi he wasn't bad. Seems really bad for me. But you know, ppl in internet aren't the same as ppl irl.
2020-09-13 00:40
Yes, ppl in internet are not afraid to say shit. I do miss times of 1.6 LAN cups when community was smaller and everybody knew each other. Pretty much what seized is taking about here. And all of those guys who ever said something about other people mothers were just dived with their heads to the toilet :D (It really happened a few times and I remember a guy being on his knees in the toilet asking to forgive him for what he said in game)
2020-09-13 00:50
#191
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Poland SebL
Those times are better in some points to. Lovely times to.
2020-09-13 11:03
lol, hate was not formed from scratch. He was arrogant and the man who kicked Zeus in 2016. In the end, he became igl and played even worse than Zeus. As a result, his conceit broke through the ceiling and at one time he simply burned out. It's one thing hang out with Niko and whores in Bali, another thing - keep fit
2020-09-13 03:49
Russians toxic lmao what’s new
2020-09-13 01:58
Welcome to Russia rofl I think he was on really low tab with a few kills and when he died in match on cobblestone, caster was like "oh, decoy died" And I have no idea how that caster is still active. It's so mean and disrespectful. Actually there was same thing with s0lek. He had a REALLY bad game and casters were just having fun in him and called him so bad blahblahblah. I'm sad to admit that but it has a lot to say about Russian mentality.
2020-09-13 00:12
watermelon brought you pleasure
2020-09-12 19:18
Have you thought of transferring to Valorant? No. I played six rounds, left the game and never played it again XDDDDDDDDD
2020-09-12 19:21
How did you come up with your nickname? I just opened up a dictionary and put my finger on a word. I enjoyed the way it was written and the word's translation into Russian. oh boy, I think I'm in love with Seized.
2020-09-12 19:23
#163
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United Kingdom novaseer
Didn't we all? well, all of NA t2 aside
2020-09-13 00:07
hltv should rename it SEIZED: "I'LL PLAY THE GAME UNTIL IT STOPS BRINGING ME PAYCHECKS"
2020-09-12 19:24
I WILL PLAY THE GAME UNTIL IT STOPS Bringing ME MONEY.
2020-09-12 19:25
all good and so but if you suck as a player you aint winning shit so you better quit the game pro cs is dead anyway
2020-09-12 19:40
"I never received any serious offers, or I immediately declined them." Nice logic
2020-09-12 19:46
#89
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Finland OldStager
"I just opened up a dictionary and put my finger on a word. I enjoyed the way it was written and the word's translation into Russian." hahaha
2020-09-12 19:52
Lord Decoy :D
2020-09-12 19:57
Decoy lives in great appt that hes achived with all the wins youtu.be/BwnUqY-NjHI
2020-09-12 20:29
#93
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Russia ZzzonkeDD
nt decoy
2020-09-12 20:11
#94
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Australia |bruh|
Have you thought of transferring to Valorant? No. I played six rounds, left the game and never played it again. AHAHAH SAME
2020-09-12 20:12
#95
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Finland 0lter
Seized not been playing at pro level for years now but he still talk a lot man ge back in the game or get out
2020-09-12 20:17
Sounds sexual wtf
2020-09-12 20:25
ye mens
2020-09-12 21:02
i always liked seized, i love that he still values and enjoys cs even tho he hasn't played at the top level for some years now
2020-09-12 20:25
#108
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Hungary subzera
id imagine itd stop bringing pleasure after all of the Ls hes taken
2020-09-12 20:28
He should just retire man
2020-09-12 20:33
sex on stream after?
2020-09-12 20:35
#117
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Poland neverbait
lol nice joke i wonder who will pay for you
2020-09-12 20:36
decoy still talking?
2020-09-12 20:37
he has no talent, just a normal person with some reason to play a lot
2020-09-12 20:44
Yo, les noobs, I can't believe he's only 26, it feels like this guy has been playing cs forever.
2020-09-12 20:58
good guy
2020-09-12 21:01
decoy
2020-09-12 21:01
Lol. Dude straight out called s1mple worst teammate hahaha. The balls he has.
2020-09-12 21:06
#180
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United States xcalibot
well s1mple was fuckin worst before, soo toxic
2020-09-13 06:46
I was don't know
2020-09-12 21:18
Translation: I'll play the game as long as it pays the bills.
2020-09-12 21:27
+1
2020-09-13 07:08
ok but who actually cares?
2020-09-12 21:40
dead player
2020-09-12 21:41
lol
2020-09-12 22:07
Have you thought of transferring to Valorant? No. I played six rounds, left the game and never played it again.
2020-09-12 22:26
Really nice interview, his answers to some of the questions were interesting
2020-09-12 22:37
#144
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Denmark Pabuna
Money talking
2020-09-12 22:39
ok, decoy
2020-09-12 22:40
Sad
2020-09-12 22:54
who cars
2020-09-12 22:56
#148
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Sweden godname
Dead GAME KEKW
2020-09-12 23:05
I know he’s Russian so he is biased towards the region but he’s completely right that there are more up and coming teams in the region the past two years. Might finally have a resurgence if the tournament organizers actually invite them instead of the 15th best EU teams.
2020-09-12 23:05
He called s1mple toxic so now I am a fan of him
2020-09-12 23:08
yeah he seems to be the same retard like you
2020-09-12 23:31
I remember how insane he was in Navi. He sadly ever got back to his old form.
2020-09-12 23:18
There russian interviews are always 5/5
2020-09-12 23:32
Seized and GuardiaN left in 2vX situation was always terrifying back in Navi’s Golden days
2020-09-12 23:41
CS is like an abusive relationship that has good sex, that's why these pros stick around so long. they have to
2020-09-12 23:45
#161
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Russia LeGoBoys
Damn he is a masochist one
2020-09-13 00:00
good interview actually, gl
2020-09-13 00:28
How did you find out that you were called a decoy? LOL
2020-09-13 00:46
As always great/lengthy views by OverDrive, asks basic but most interesting questions that others dont ask.... waiting for the 2nd part tomorrow....
2020-09-13 02:21
What are the issues with Russian casts? It's better now than it was in the past, but still, many commentators don't know and don't want to find out all of the nuances of professional Counter-Strike. Because of this, they're giving viewers bad information, and the community is used to trusting their word for it. 433/5000 YOU HAVE PLAYED SO MANY YEARS, AND THEN YOU GIVE THE BLAME TO OTHERS ,,, TYPICAL RUSSIAN ,,,, The problem with Russian csgo players ,, they can not speak English ,, so you do not follow the development,. ,,, Another problem is that they are toxic ,,,, it is also proven in the history of Russian / Ukrainian players. Russian players do not play in intersanonal teams ,,, they do not know English .. They have a bad psyche ,,, that's why so many teams become unfriends ,,,, OMG,.,,,
2020-09-13 02:38
the reason he plays for low rank Team
2020-09-13 02:42
Which streams do you enjoy watching? Do you like CIS commentary? Before the arrival of Maincast, I didn't watch Russian streams. Russian casters insulting players instead commenting about matches. That why CIS pros watchin English streams only
2020-09-13 06:11
Have you thought of transferring to Valorant? No. I played six rounds, left the game and never played it again. Good one, good one...
2020-09-13 06:43
"you simply have to dismiss unjustified criticism" If the entire scene is calling you a decoy then the criticism might actually be justified lmao
2020-09-13 07:07
xDDD
2020-09-13 11:19
Decoy
2020-09-13 08:07
Decoy
2020-09-13 10:45
or money
2020-09-13 11:46
Have you thought of transferring to Valorant? No. I played six rounds, left the game and never played it again. Our hero.
2020-09-13 12:19
decoy)
2020-09-13 12:22
Decoy this is destiny!
2020-09-13 13:50
brooom
2020-09-13 14:00
he was pretty perspective player until he kicked Navi King the Zeus. Its karma bro. You will never ever get the chance to play in Navi.
2020-09-13 17:06
Zeus was playing poorly in the team and starix was their IGL at the time anyway so they didn't need him. Just because he won a major with Gambit doesn't mean Na'Vi would've had success with him.
2020-09-14 02:28
#204
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Turkey redbaron7
good saying, gl
2020-09-13 18:09
i like him :)
2020-09-13 18:19
ok lets go make 1.6 great again
2020-09-13 18:24
gl seized
2020-09-14 00:29
ok
2020-09-15 21:58
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