Edward: "In CS 1.6 I wanted to become the best player; in CS:GO I put the team first"

In the second part of Alexey "⁠OverDrive⁠" Birukov's interview with Ioann "⁠Edward⁠" Sukhariev, the former NAVI player shares his thoughts on a variety of topics, such as the impact of coaches, being able to maintain motivation, and Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev as a teammate.

In part one, the Ukrainian ran us through some of the different phases he experienced under NAVI in his nearly decade-long stint with the organization and shared a few stories from his time there and from other past teams, such as pro100 and Virtus.pro in Counter-Strike 1.6.

Edward talks teammates, age cap in CS:GO, and much more

In the second portion of the interview, the topics shift towards Edward's life outside of esports and some more abstract concepts, such as the age cap in CS:GO and the role that a coach should have in a team. The 32-year-old also spoke about two of his most high-profile teammates in Danylo "⁠Zeus⁠" Teslenko and s1mple, sharing what it was like to play alongside them.

When were you in your best form?

In CS 1.6 I was in my best shape in 2010, and in CS:GO in 2016.

Does CS:GO have an age cap? What age do you plan to play to?

I know from personal experience that age affects not only your gameplay but all aspects of your life, specifically your approach to things. If you have the motivation, energy, and opportunity, then you can play at a high level. After playing the game for 20 years straight, you develop a variety of interests and explore other fields. If at 20 you're playing because you aren't doing anything else, then at 30 you're faced with a choice between playing or doing something else that interests you.

Have you ever thought that your time as a player has passed?

Yes, of course, but honestly, I still want to play. I started learning English and it would be interesting to try myself on an international roster, and just play CS at a decent level. When we assembled selectah, I immediately felt that things were going well, both in-game and communications-wise. I'm happy with myself and I'm following all of the matches going on, I'm watching streams and I really enjoy being fully consumed by the game, just like in the past.

Have you ever thought about hanging up the mouse and exploring other industries?

Lately, I've thought of it, yes. After my loan to Winstrike, I've had a lot of time to think about my future. Perhaps becoming a coach, scout, or working within the structure of an organization. Maybe it's worth exploring business options in a completely different industry. During my gaming career I had never had these thoughts.

Tell us about the impact of coaches.

In NAVI the coach was always the main assistant of the captain, meaning it wasn't a deciding role. In my eyes, that's a mistake, as coaches need to have more power and wider responsibility. The coach needs to have a global impact on the team, similarly to traditional sports, from the morale component to strategic preparation. He has to move each figure around, much like chess, not just describe a specific round or which grenade to throw. Simply preparing rounds and deconstructing the opponents' gameplay is too little for a coach, but currently, that's all most of them do.

Out of all the coaches, who best exemplifies your understanding of a good one?

I think zonic does. He once showed me his notebook, where all aspects of the team's life were detailed in phases a whole year ahead. This is to say that his role is not limited to developing new rounds.

Edward sees zonic as the example of a good coach

What do you think of the coach bug?

Coaches that were banned are divided into two categories: people who used the bug with intent and people that accidentally came across it and did not want to use it, like lmbt and RobbaN. I don't agree with the idea that everyone should be punished according to the same system. Every situation should be approached individually and some coaches' bans should be lifted. It's astonishing that this has been going on for a few years.

How did you manage to maintain the motivation to perform at the highest level?

Motivation is an illusory thing. Every day I simply focus my attention on playing, on my enjoyment of the game and on the fact that I need to follow teams and new tendencies. You have to be fully immersed in the game, and that state helps you fully focus on it. It sounds simple, but it isn't, as we have a lot of distracting factors.

Has your wage ever affected your motivation?

Likely not, there isn't a direct relation.

Have you ever let fame get to your head?

I shouldn't be the one to comment on this, but rather people who surround me. I am very demanding towards both those around me and myself. Some might think that I'm arrogant when I require those around me to dedicate themselves as I do.

How did you come up with your nickname?

My nickname comes from the movie Edward Scissorhands. When I was a teenager I had a haircut that was similar to that of the main protagonist, so I decided to take the nickname.

When did you first play CS?

I used to skip classes back in school, and instead of going to lessons, I would visit the internet cafe. Before CS, I played Half-Life, and back in 1999 when CS came out, I immediately started playing it.

Do you consider your legendary ace on de_tuscan to be the best moment of your career?

I'd say so. I've had a lot of similar moments, but that one is the hardest to reproduce.

Did you ever initiate replacements in NAVI?

I'm a person that doesn't look for issues in people. I never participated in conversations and never proposed that anyone should be removed. Because of this, no one told me anything when they were removing Zeus as they knew that, firstly, I would tell Danya and, secondly, that I would be categorically against it. As soon as I find out about things going on behind the curtains, I gather the team to discuss what's going on. This is the only atmosphere that I can play in. When things are happening behind people's backs, I feel as if the team is ill and stops progressing. Disliking one another and not being friends is normal, but showing respect and being upfront is your obligation. I was never the initiator of removals, but I was forced to accept the decision of the majority. In truth, back in 2011 I made an ultimatum when they wanted to kick Zeus and ceh9 as I was the person sitting between two camps. I saved the team, but we made starix the captain. Initially, it gave us a good nudge, and we even won some event, but later things returned to the way there were before and our chemistry started dimming.

What are Zeus' strengths as a captain?

He united people in work. He never allowed anyone to get complacent and forced everyone to work. It happened periodically, when he had the willingness to keep people under control, but when it did happen, it worked perfectly.

Describe s1mple as a teammate.

He's a very skilled and brazen player, and he doesn't let opportunities slip. He trains a lot, living the game, and he fully justifies the title of the best player in the world. He has an issue where he expresses his emotions in a very rough way. You either get used to it or you simply can't play with him. Having said that, in life he's a great friend and you'd never say that his communication in-game would be cardinally opposite.

Why is it that in CS 1.6 you were one of the best players in the world, while in CS:GO you weren't able to continue to put up such individual performances?

It seems that in CS:GO I didn't have the motivation to become the best player individually. My priorities changed with age. In CS 1.6 I believed I could become the best and I wanted to; I was an egoist in the best sense of that word. In CS:GO I had a different approach, in that I could keep my opinion to myself, make concessions and put the team first. Then again it's much harder to become the best in CS:GO if you compare it to CS 1.6.

What is your favourite victory and most bitter loss?

In CS 1.6 it has to be Intel Extreme Masters 2010, and in CS:GO it's second place at the MLG Columbus Major, in some way that was the most important victory. The most bitter loss came at our first Major [final] when we lost to Team EnVyUs in 2015.

Do you have a favourite opponent?

I always wanted to face the best opponents and I'm always happy when I face a team that is better than mine as you always play better if you're faced with a tough opponent. If Misha (Kane) always wanted us to face weaker opponents in a bracket, I always wanted the exact opposite, though I also support Misha's calculation. I would say that my favourite opponents were zonic's teams: mTw in CS 1.6 and Astralis in CS:GO.

Which teams do you enjoy watching?

I keep a keen eye on CS these days, but I still follow NAVI more than anyone else. I've become a fan of NAVI. If it's not NAVI, then I've developed a liking for EG, and, of course, I'm impressed by Astralis. There are interesting newcomers like BIG or Heroic, but that could be because of the online format, we'll see how they do once things revert to LAN.

What sort of streams do you enjoy watching? Do you like CIS commentary?

I watch English streams more frequently because I enjoy the English language. I've started learning English and watching a match is like practicing. When it comes to Russian streams I only watch them if I want to listen to my friends; for example, ceh9. As of late, CIS casting has significantly improved and become a lot more interesting to watch. Perhaps certain commentators need to add a bit more emotion; other than that, it's good.

What region would you like to play in?

I'm interested in the English-speaking scene. If I do continue to play then I'd love to play in America.

Who is your favourite and least favourite teammate?

My favourite teammate is obviously Zeus, nearly my entire career is connected to him. I don't have a least favourite teammate. As toxic as s1mple may have been, calling him my worst teammate would be silly.

Edward shared what it was like to play with Zeus and s1mple

Are large buyouts good or bad?

The transfer politics of CS:GO are strange. There needs to be a draft system similar to the NHL, but in the current realities of the scene that's impossible. The situation is such that if, say, NAVI wants a player, then they'll have to pay out a large sum irrespective as to who it is, because everyone knows that the organization has money.

How frequently did you receive requests to join other organizations?

Infrequently. When I represent a team, I'm of the mindset that I am part of it and I don't even give others the opportunity to invite me elsewhere.

Tell us about your wage growth.

In Virtus.pro I was paid $1,000, but we put up about $200-300 each towards rent. When NAVI assembled its roster, the wage was also $1,000. In CS:GO my wage progressed depending on the growth of the scene. During a certain period, my wage was $3,000, later $5,000 and, later yet, $7,000, going up to a maximum of $15,000.

What was the largest purchase you've made with money you earned from CS?

I bought a flat.

Were you ever asked to fix a match?

No, never.

Have you ever played with cheats?

No.

Do you play FPL?

I was recently kicked. I contacted an admin but I was told that things are quite strict, even NEO was kicked. The admin said he'll try to work something out and contact me later, but he disappeared. That was a bit strange, but I'm not too upset about it. There's a coalition of players like s1mple, NiKo, etc., who decide who to remove and who to invite.

Name your dream team.

ZywOo, EliGE, Perfecto and gla1ve.

Tell us about your family.

I have a sister who is two years older than me. My parents are pensioners. My mom used to work as an accountant/economist, while my dad worked as a physicist in a university and a laboratory. We all live in the same city so we see each other often, I always help them out.

Did they accept your interest in esports from the beginning?

My mom was very upset that I would skip school to go to the internet cafe, while my dad wasn't much against my search for meaning. When I started making some money then my mom stopped worrying as well.

Who did you want to become as a child?

I always wanted to become some sort of a sportsperson, but I never did anything. I started playing computer games at a very young age, so I didn't have time to think about who I wanted to become.

Do you have a dream outside of esports?

I'd like to live out somewhere like Bali for a couple of months and learn to surf. My dreams are simple. For example, summiting some kind of a mountain. Had it not been for the pandemic I would've summited Ararat or Elbrus this year. As for work, I don't have a specific dream. I just want to share the experience that I have accrued over the 20 years of my professional career.

Do you have a higher education?

No, and I have no plans of obtaining one.

Have you ever worked outside of esports?

No, never.

What is your favourite dish?

Homemade fried potatoes.

What's your favourite music?

Tool, Grazhdanskaya Oborona, Konstantin Stupin.

Will you allow your children to get into esports?

Yes, I won't get in the way of it.

Do you have any fears?

I don't have any specific fears, I fear abstract things that have to do with our lives. For example, I am afraid of not being able to provide for my loved ones.

You've visited many countries, which did you enjoy most?

I enjoyed travelling around Russia. As I mentioned previously, in 2007 I travelled to the far corners of the country and developed a strong love for Russian people. Of course, America impressed me, but with time the impressions dimmed. Europe has a lot of beautiful cities. Every place has its own charm, something that you'll remember for the rest of your life.

Have you ever made a big mistake in your life?

No, I treat mistakes philosophically. If I do something wrong, then thanks to the mistake I gain experience and become smarter.

What are your thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic?

Initially I was irresponsible, but with the gradual increase in societal tension, my approach to the virus has changed. Aside from the virus taking human lives, there are a lot of dark sides to the situation, such as lies from governments of different countries and dubious scheming on the parts of doctors. There's no point even discussing it because we won't find out the truth either way.

You can read the first part of the interview here.

Russia Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.68
Maps played:
131
KPR:
0.46
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1293
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
It's good to know that Edward cares more about consistent things! Not like now, almost every player struggles for statpad, which is surely good to hide that your actual skill is based on very primitive things. My respect to Edward for being an amazing teammate for all of these years!
2020-11-01 17:25
13 replies
legend
2020-11-01 17:18
4 replies
#61
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Finland AleksiBOT
Teach this to ba1tmple
2020-11-01 18:15
3 replies
put the team first because he had to bait for s1mple
2020-11-01 18:25
S1mple >>> Botward He and bot Zeus were the reason s1mple can't win Faceit London Major. Tired of carrying them all tournament
2020-11-01 18:26
1 reply
NAVI -Zeus Gambit tier 3 +Zeus Gambit Major Winners NAVI now without Zues/Edward = major LUL and inconsistent
2020-11-01 19:51
+1! But Edward > s0mple by far!
2020-11-01 17:18
+!1111111111 edward, legend since the beginning when cs, actually seemed to be a sport with respectable personalites unlike today. the game was filled with tears emotions memories all because their were professionals like edward,zeus, taz, markeloff, GeT_Right and many other legneds even the "edgy" kids like elemeNt had such good personalities, it was a delight to watch these people. these people like edward are the ones who made this game so great, and will always stay in my heart till the day i stop breathing, with deep honor and respect, and along with me, i know there are many others. they made this game feel so real at heart. Unlike simple,device and all the paycheck stealers today, hyped by 12 yr olds and then forgotten momentarily. 1.6 was the only real cs, and these were the only cs legends.
2020-11-01 17:56
5 replies
1++++ nm bro
2020-11-01 18:02
#77
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United States BGS
but even before them there was many professionals with great personalites! Moto, Shaguar, Xeqtr, the list goes on and on.
2020-11-01 19:07
+1
2020-11-01 19:51
#96
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Taiwan rah(-_-)
Well said sir
2020-11-01 20:29
That’s bc you have gotten older and lost emotional interest in counter strike. So you remember things differently. You still remember how you once felt watching a CS stream and today it can’t bring those feelings. If anything CSGO has become more of a real sport and more respectable. Edward is a legend and I remember his moments against mTw with horror. His interview was nice, good reflective answers. Uncalled for to label Simple as toxic.
2020-11-04 14:28
#57
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Germany BIG2020
+1 Edward is a Legend
2020-11-01 18:09
nice
2020-11-01 17:17
legend
2020-11-01 17:17
PepeHands
2020-11-01 17:17
in cs 1.6 xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD wake up edward it was 10 years ago
2020-11-01 17:18
Edward corona sceptic lmao
2020-11-01 17:18
2 replies
#20
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Latvia Phenomennn
weird!!
2020-11-01 17:21
1 reply
#150
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Slovakia Mr_Jumbo
How? He is right although the virus is real and can be deadly its overblown by the media and politicians
2020-11-02 14:15
#11
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Georgia Megobari
Good luck, legend
2020-11-01 17:18
2 replies
#34
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Serbia LtN))
+1
2020-11-01 17:38
yeap!
2020-11-01 18:12
hahahaha nice joke
2020-11-01 17:18
555
2020-11-01 17:18
Legend
2020-11-01 17:19
#17
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Poland Hanse
Keep these interviews comming OverDrive, they are all gold
2020-11-01 17:19
#18
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France Lili___
ok bot
2020-11-01 17:19
3 replies
#23
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Serbia LtN))
0/8
2020-11-01 17:25
2 replies
#26
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France Lili___
bot= Best of time... wtf why 0 8?
2020-11-01 17:27
1 reply
#33
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Serbia LtN))
oh, sorry
2020-11-01 17:38
#19
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Latvia Phenomennn
Legend GODWARD!!!
2020-11-01 17:21
bruh
2020-11-01 17:24
#24
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Serbia LtN))
GODWARD <3
2020-11-01 17:26
edward likes tool pog
2020-11-01 17:26
#27
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Japan Amatsuk1
bot edward
2020-11-01 17:32
he cute
2020-11-01 17:35
#29
arT | 
Brazil logzera
Tox1mple
2020-11-01 17:35
#30
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Europe jigglepeek
legend
2020-11-01 17:35
So he turned into a beta after 1.6. You really do lose t levels as u age
2020-11-01 17:36
3 replies
#48
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Latvia Phenomennn
t levels = testosterone or what?
2020-11-01 17:56
1 reply
Yes sir
2020-11-01 21:16
"beta"
2020-11-01 22:25
TRUE "lies from governments of different countries and dubious scheming on the parts of doctors"
2020-11-01 17:43
incredible interview everyone should read it
2020-11-01 17:44
#37
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United States xcalibot
Whats edward position in Na'vi back in the days?
2020-11-01 17:46
Good interview, honest answers :)
2020-11-01 17:46
goat
2020-11-01 17:47
#40
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Europe t.o.p
Nice
2020-11-01 17:47
a really enjoyable interview, thank you overdrive and edward!
2020-11-01 17:47
DREAM TEAM BOISSSSSS EDWARDOOO GUARDIANOOO awp STARIXOOOOO igl DOSIANOOOOO god SEIZEDOOOOO Ez top30..?
2020-11-01 17:49
3 replies
#47
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Latvia Phenomennn
-BOT and RAT seized -BOT and FAT Dosia
2020-11-01 17:55
-seized +Zeus
2020-11-01 22:26
-starix +flusha
2020-11-02 02:04
#43
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Algeria Tari)))
Nice
2020-11-01 17:49
#44
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Argentina V4len
sad
2020-11-01 17:50
Zywoo on dream team but no s1mple ;;;;;)))))
2020-11-01 17:54
3 replies
He said like 5 times in the interview that he cant play in a team where there is even a little bit of toxicity, why it makes you surprised, that his dreamteam consist no s1mple?
2020-11-01 18:17
1 reply
flair does not check out but intelligent answer do +111111
2020-11-01 19:34
Noticed that too.
2020-11-01 18:33
Edward to k23 instead of kade0?
2020-11-01 17:56
1 reply
would be great I think
2020-11-01 18:43
"I am afraid of not being able to provide for my loved ones." Too close to home, Edward. Too close.
2020-11-01 17:59
had fun reading this interview , Edward is a good man 😍🙏
2020-11-01 17:59
god edward
2020-11-01 18:06
#58
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Germany BIG2020
Legend.
2020-11-01 18:09
And still failed to win a major and struggled to win consistently :)
2020-11-01 18:11
Do you play FPL? I was recently kicked. lul fpl admins
2020-11-01 18:17
4 replies
"coalition of Niko and S1mple" and people arguet that its not them LULW
2020-11-01 18:34
3 replies
Its us, the community of kids hyping these bots up Which has ruined the game so bad
2020-11-01 22:27
2 replies
Nobody was hyping edward up in csgo stop with the lies. Also FPL became joke of what is was supposed to be
2020-11-01 23:34
1 reply
Pathetic of you to think i can in my entire lifetime refer to edwars as a bot He's a god And by bots, i meant niko,somple etc, "the cult"
2020-11-02 05:26
#68
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Netherlands WWF
Good men
2020-11-01 18:35
legend
2020-11-01 18:39
And look at him now...
2020-11-01 18:42
Adren Dosia Zeus Guardian Edward That's a lineup i wanna see
2020-11-01 18:44
3 replies
top50 at best but I'd watch them play
2020-11-01 21:26
1 reply
Look what zeus did with gambit Top 20 atleast
2020-11-02 14:22
#121
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Netherlands JUNG13
Virtus.Pro 2013
2020-11-01 23:07
what a legend. simple and niko should learn some respect if they were the ones who kicked Edward and especially NEO.
2020-11-01 18:57
1 reply
2020-11-01 22:29
Zonic is one of the biggest reasons why astralis won multiple majors
2020-11-01 19:03
Awesome interview. I somehow have gained more respect towards him. Great mindset he has! He seems like the perfect teammate.
2020-11-01 19:04
>As toxic as s1mple may have been, calling him my worst teammate would be silly.
2020-11-01 19:05
1 reply
Did you ever let success get to your head >I may not be the right person to answer this question,but....... (Same thing as dosia said in the interview) Both are fucking gods
2020-11-01 22:30
GODWARD calling out s0mple lmao drag him king
2020-11-01 19:10
1 reply
Also touching on the uselessness of kane, these overdrive interviews leave no survivors I love it
2020-11-01 19:15
-dogmie +eddy
2020-11-01 19:15
HLTV is giving Edward a lot of highlight lately
2020-11-01 19:18
is edward just shitting on everyone or what
2020-11-01 19:19
4 replies
the GOAT can shit on whoever he wants
2020-11-01 21:27
3 replies
And you fucking eat it
2020-11-01 22:29
2 replies
Rude
2020-11-01 23:12
1 reply
You're rude
2020-11-02 05:25
Name your dream team. ZywOo, EliGE, Perfecto and gla1ve. Daamn, shots fired?
2020-11-01 19:29
2 replies
2020-11-01 19:35
What do they have all in common ? They play as a team.
2020-11-02 02:27
#85
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CIS sergioff
"such as lies from governments of different countries and dubious scheming on the parts of doctors." he knows "covid" is a hoax, smart man!
2020-11-01 19:29
1 reply
0/8
2020-11-01 20:07
legends
2020-11-01 19:40
Masterclass, a living legend
2020-11-01 19:48
Sounds like a great guy and friend, fun reading that.
2020-11-01 19:50
Best of luck Edward scissorhands
2020-11-01 19:57
1 reply
Remembering f0rest sometimes used to nickaname himself as "f0rest butterhands" when Edward went "Edward scissorhands"
2020-11-02 13:31
People who stagnate and get worse over time and have no real drive and determination hate s1mple because he's "toxic" lol. Edward was good until like 2014 then dropped a lot, you depriving s1mple of teammates for almost 3 years is why he seemed toxic to you.
2020-11-01 20:26
1 reply
S1mple has kicked everyone he wanted kicked, and hand picked the players around him, next will be flamie. Yet the old navi without s1mple had more consistent results, holding TAB doesn't mean carrying.
2020-11-02 02:26
Do you play FPL? There's a coalition of players like s1mple, NiKo, etc., who decide who to remove and who to invite. Name your dream team. ZywOo, EliGE, Perfecto and gla1ve. edward hates s1mple s1mple dosent like edward pretty clear to me lol... also, s1mple kicked zeus and edward from na`vi
2020-11-01 20:35
interview with markeloff please!
2020-11-01 20:36
1 reply
+1
2020-11-01 21:28
Great interview as alelways withbthe most intersting life questions asked. Edward, u need to start streaming.
2020-11-01 20:46
#100
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United States xiquo
ok
2020-11-01 20:51
Yo les noobs, Seems like a great, simple person. I love these interviews, sad that europeans and americans are TwoFaced and would never do that.
2020-11-01 20:52
cool guy
2020-11-01 21:15
Edward to EG?
2020-11-01 21:29
2 replies
or maybe coL?
2020-11-01 21:31
cloud9 as 6th player
2020-11-01 22:23
#112
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Ukraine BaP4uK
Legend!
2020-11-01 22:23
Legend ! Great interview :)
2020-11-01 23:06
The best
2020-11-01 23:14
There is no doubts s1mple is the best player in the world, but his attitude towards teammates... Watch his streams and you'll constantly see facepalms and hear "interesting personalities", "fucking bots", "stupid players", "idiots" every time when someone misplays, misses easy shot, doing dumb decision, whatever. And this happens a lot. Just open random stream and watch s1mple raging about bad performance of his teammates. I can't imagine Astralis guys trashtalking on each other while I can easily imagine s1mple shitting on Zeus and whoever else who plays bad. I don't say s1mple has no reasons to shit on others. He is the best in the world and definitely can demand this level of commitment from everyone. But this is just counter-productive. Playing with bots? Okay, leave them and join smart players. Don't like to leave? Kick everyone and built team around yourself. Yes, they are bots comparing to you, but what will be changed when you'll constantly punish them for weakness? People just become less confident than they are. I really hope s1mple somehow overcome this, and will understand how to treat people with respect, even if they had a bad day. So sad that he wasted so many years already...
2020-11-01 23:21
#127
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Poland SebL
I think Edward is still not done as a player, for me he still can be decent. And I agree that a lot of ppl don't understand how big of an impact the coach has on the team. It's pretty funny that most of the players play better when they are bigger, in Edward case it's the same aswell. The man is playing computer games for 21 years, man that's a hell lot of time. It's nice that someone finally talks about why Zeus is such a great captain, not only IGL but captain overall. It's sad that the player like Edward didn't get the major, this final vs Envy is just so sad. It's nice to know that he still watches matches and he is still into the scene, he didn't dissapear fully. The buyouts part is really I would say maybe even weird, because like paying 3mln$ for a player seems unrealistic and yet it happens in a video game, that's incredible. Overall it's impressive that you can live on a really good standard with money that you earn by playing the game you love. And players like NEO or Edward shouldn't get kicked from FPL even if they don't play to often, because they are legends and they just deserve the spot there. When you are starting your career it's very important that your parents understand you and like your decision, they are not fully against it, it really helps. It's understandable why they don't like this most of the time though, most of players don't have higher education etc. just like Edward said. It's great to know for example what kind of music pro player like, it's just make you feel like you know them a little bit better.It's a great part of a pro life that you can visit so many places, it might actually be the best part of it.
2020-11-01 23:24
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Yeah, it's strange they're keeping Dosia and Loba while kicking NEO and Edward. I think there may be a couple of reasons behind that: 1. Faceit want to keep streamers who underperform just for the sake of their audience 2. NEO and/or Edward are no fun to play with/not on the same page with the young lobby I hardly believe Dosia or Loba play better than Edward...
2020-11-01 23:35
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Man playing with players such as NEO and Edward is probably a dream for players like HeavyGod who qualified. It's really bad that they kicked them. And Dosia might be on similiar level to Edward, but Loba is not even a serious player.
2020-11-02 02:10
'Team' is a weird way to spell money lol
2020-11-01 23:58
Edward is a just a straight up gentleman. Had the pleasure to take a picture and have a short chat with him at Cologne 2015 during ESL. He still had his godly hair back then ;)
2020-11-02 01:27
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nice
2020-11-02 10:36
in 1.6 you want to become the best and in CSGO you want become the best bot. Gratz. You call S1mple toxic and get carried by him for years. That is what I call toxic from you.
2020-11-02 01:34
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navis line up with out s1mple posted more consistent results, s1mple had a team hand picked around him and still hasn't made a difference.
2020-11-02 02:23
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consistency in tier 2. Wow
2020-11-02 02:27
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Nice exaggeration, you dodged my point about s1mple hand picking a team around him, with little no improvement. You can tell.me.he hand picked bots and you can't tell me GAMBIT which had Zeus had a better line up than team s1mple. I'm not.denying his skill he's the best, but I've been in real teams with people who are toxic as fuck it completely stresses the team out.
2020-11-02 02:30
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s1mple plays consistency when his team m8 can't then it is their fault. Not S1mples. Botward is a great example
2020-11-02 02:34
Great interview, very straightforward questions and straightforward replies. Love reading the CIS interviews!
2020-11-02 02:33
Nice interview
2020-11-02 05:53
even Edward knows that s0mple is a toxic baiter
2020-11-02 09:52
I remember when I first saw him playing in pro100. I had never even heard of a good Ukrainian team at that time. He came out of nowhere and he was insane internationally in a short period of time. Him and Zeus put Ukraine on the map for sure
2020-11-02 10:52
"Simple is the best ... blablabla" You guys need to understand this is not a 1v1 game dude has no teamplay because of farming stats and is toxic on top of that
2020-11-02 12:41
"Simply preparing rounds and deconstructing the opponents' gameplay is too little for a coach, but currently, that's all most of them do." That's what I wanted to know. Thanks Edward. Lovely interview.
2020-11-02 20:11
Like I said in part 1, this piece of interview is one my the best esports interviews I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I also believe that denying access to FPL to actual Hall of Famers of the game such as Edward, Pasha, Neo is absolutely obscene.
2020-11-02 22:31
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