Boombl4 on Heroic rematch: "It won't be like last time"

The NAVI captain spoke about the team's run at the Major so far and their upcoming quarter-final rematch against Heroic.

Things have gone well for Natus Vincere so far at the PGL Major Antwerp, as the team returned to CS:GO's biggest stage looking like they're rediscovering their title-winning form just in time to attempt to defend the Stockholm crown.

They went 3-0 in the Legends Stage and now are set to kick off their playoffs campaign, facing a difficult Heroic matchup right off the bat, one that they had just lost for the first time at the preceding Regional Major Ranking tournament.

The captain, Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov, spoke about NAVI's Major campaign in the team's vlog, discussing close matches they played against G2 and particularly NIP, who managed to take Mirage off the Ukrainian-Russian side.

Boombl4 is confident NAVI are in better form than at the RMR

"The NIP game was more valuable for us in terms of experience because it was three maps, and we got to continue our winning streak on Ancient," the in-game leader said, highlighting the 10-map winning streak NAVI have on Ancient dating back to September. "Ancient is kind of our signature map now."

Boombl4 also talked about Valeriy "⁠b1t⁠" Vakhovskiy's improvement after the youngster was once again the highest-rated player of the Legends Stage. "I think he's improving his macro game. He's definitely improved and I think he's way more comfortable now that he has a better understanding of how tier-1 CS works."

After talking about other results in the previous two stages and the upsets that have happened, such as G2's and Vitality's struggles and Cloud9's shock loss to Imperial, the 23-year-old went on to discuss the upcoming Heroic quarter-final, admitting the Danes are one of the hardest teams to face out of those still in the running. However, he feels confident that NAVI are in better form than at the RMR, where they suffered their first loss at the hands of the Danes.

"To be honest, a lot of teams are tough to play against: FaZe, ENCE, and Heroic. These three teams that are still in the running can inflict damage and the games aren't gonna be easy."

"I think it's a lot about clutch situations against them [Heroic]. Nuke didn't go well the last time but as I said, our team form is different at this tournament."

"We've delved more into CS now so it won't be like last time."

You can see the full vlog, released on NAVI's YouTube channel, below:

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1081
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Ukraine Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
428
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
agree
2022-05-20 12:28
6 replies
Me too
2022-05-20 13:46
3 replies
classic interview jinx, boombla 8-30 next
2022-05-20 14:30
2 replies
S1mple then 38-8
2022-05-20 14:46
#72
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Europe chespiZ
Easy navi 16/9 ((( 16/13 bomb +7 bombs
2022-05-20 15:17
i scare heroic use something illegal for win against navi in major
2022-05-20 14:04
1 reply
Ye me too, like if they decide to use Stavn.. That guy is just too good..
2022-05-20 14:16
cool vlog
2022-05-20 12:29
lol
2022-05-20 12:29
Ezzz for the goats
2022-05-20 12:29
2 replies
Faze?
2022-05-20 16:50
1 reply
G2
2022-05-20 17:43
#5
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Germany SurfinBird
EZ
2022-05-20 12:29
#6
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Teach Cringe Cadian and Cheatroic a lesson
2022-05-20 12:29
4 replies
Ur opinion does matter here boi
2022-05-20 14:01
meanwhile navi with 2 former coaches on bug abuser list and former cheat banned s0mple lmfao
2022-05-20 14:33
2 replies
#62
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Argentina Joedash
Don't forget defecto m245 professional dropper.
2022-05-20 14:45
1 reply
LMAO PERFECT MATCHFIXING SO HARD , but its ok he think that he playing back on tier 3 just a bad habit
2022-05-20 14:51
Navi2peat
2022-05-20 12:30
Good luck men, may better team win. ^_^)
2022-05-20 12:31
Hope this is not jinx
2022-05-20 12:32
2-0 NaVi 16-9 16-7
2022-05-20 12:32
#11
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Yugoslavia Pagan44
Ez
2022-05-20 12:33
navi bois are back to win major.
2022-05-20 12:33
honestly I hope it will be a repeat just so it'll be easier for faze lmao
2022-05-20 12:34
4 replies
#28
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Poland Astoner55
If Heroic wins NAVI then they also win FaZe.
2022-05-20 13:00
3 replies
+1
2022-05-20 13:56
#56
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Czech Republic WysTaaN
+11111 rare smart G2 fan
2022-05-20 14:28
+1 definitely
2022-05-20 20:59
Na'Vi clear favourites, but wouldn't surprise me if Heroic goes 2-1 They had a pretty easy legends stage and still struggled against NIP and G2, so if they're back in form or not is hard to tell Only reason i cheer for Heroic, are because of all the cringe Na'Vi fans
2022-05-20 12:38
6 replies
'only' reason I see your flag I laugh
2022-05-20 12:48
1 reply
I don’t care for Heroic tbh
2022-05-20 13:33
struggle againts NIP win their maps 16-6, 16-4 and barely lose mirage 14-16 if thats a struggle for NAVI i will be a sad day for Heroic or Faze. and btw all of that with s1mple playing average.
2022-05-20 12:59
2 replies
+1 NAVI played Mirage casually & not taking serious so they lose 14-16. If NAVI start to play serious then they will win this Major.
2022-05-20 13:58
1 reply
50/50 between Na’Vi and the rest
2022-05-20 15:20
They are almost back in form except for electronic atm. He still lacks his major form stockholm
2022-05-20 14:58
#16
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Europe spina
There is only one thing we can understand from this interview, s1mple will be there. Na'Vi went to champion stage without s1mple show and now he is back. With his team's better form and his insane impact, Na'Vi will win this match easly.
2022-05-20 12:41
1 reply
#19
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
No, not easily Quite often when s1mple went nuclear in previous matches, maps still ended 16-14. Navi have to be very careful and have to respect their opponent
2022-05-20 12:44
go win
2022-05-20 12:42
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK easiest win for heroic bootbla about to drop a fire 0.81
2022-05-20 12:46
tice nits
2022-05-20 12:49
booba
2022-05-20 12:52
nice jinx now u gonna lose hahah
2022-05-20 12:55
my igl
2022-05-20 12:58
Gonna be tight game for sure. NaVi 2-1 but wouldn't surprise if the winner is Heroic.
2022-05-20 13:00
pls padian pick ancient and get rekted.
2022-05-20 13:00
#31
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Turkey orionski
yes, it'll be 2-0 for heroic this time xaxaxaxa
2022-05-20 13:00
3 replies
#32
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Switzerland Lacerta
I hope
2022-05-20 13:01
2 replies
#34
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Turkey orionski
i'm joking but i hope heroic can bring their A-game and put up a good fight. yesterday's games were not very good overall.
2022-05-20 13:02
1 reply
#36
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Switzerland Lacerta
Yes No one expect Spirit play rly good
2022-05-20 13:19
#33
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Switzerland Lacerta
EZ FOR HEROIC lets go
2022-05-20 13:01
man it's been so long since i saw a simple carry he just sits back and allows his team to do the rest of the work (which is a good thing. previous navi rosters simple was the donkey of the team) But for once, if on stage we could witness a simple carry i would be grateful
2022-05-20 13:05
2-0 confirmed
2022-05-20 13:21
Navi will destroy Lulroic this time, no chance
2022-05-20 13:30
2 replies
comediaN owns NAV0
2022-05-20 14:34
1 reply
0/8
2022-05-20 14:38
I'm a simple man, I see booba, I click 🌚
2022-05-20 13:31
#41
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Kosovo ededdnedyy
b1t was looking hot during the legends stage, let’s hope he can manage to continue that and deliver some amazing counter strike
2022-05-20 13:38
heroic 2-0 lol
2022-05-20 13:43
Navi have a big mental power total smash!!! 2:0 my money with - Navi my heart with - Heroic
2022-05-20 13:47
Both teams I wanted to win the major could end up playing each other (Ence and Heroic). If Heroic win, they lose to Ence next round. If NaVi win, they win major.
2022-05-20 13:47
1 reply
#65
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Argentina Joedash
Don't leave cph behind mate, ence doesn't have experience in the arena
2022-05-20 14:48
BIG BOOM <3
2022-05-20 13:59
So excited Can't wait to watch battle between Rivalry Boombl4 vs cadiaN
2022-05-20 14:00
rip navi now cadian will yelling like a mothafucha and leave without handshake
2022-05-20 14:09
#54
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Italy senseyy8
Navi taking this major
2022-05-20 14:21
#55
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Albania Bukashi
Im Heroic fan but i choose NaVi as a major winner team they are just 2 good acutally they dont have any enemy! I think only FaZe can do smth but NaVi will destroy them if grand final is NaVi vs FaZe!
2022-05-20 14:22
#60
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Germany caiozeragg
Anyone like this meatball?
2022-05-20 14:34
#67
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Brazil c0mplexy
b1t n1
2022-05-20 14:51
#69
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Albania aplasa
now I am sure heroic winning this HLTV Curse is real
2022-05-20 15:07
#70
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Portugal n0xiv4
It will be Heroic 2-0 this time BoomBitch
2022-05-20 15:13
Navi have Russians on team. I root for the team with no Russians. S1mple as that
2022-05-20 15:14
#73
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Germany nemesisa
Reminds me of what Art said for Spirit "We are lucky we got Spirit". Today Heroic takes down NAVI.
2022-05-20 15:20
#75
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United States VlPER
I wouldn't say things like that against Cadian, this man feeds off stuff like this
2022-05-20 15:24
1 reply
#82
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Lithuania Jaguar4s
S1mple dont care lmao
2022-05-20 17:32
Navi will 2-0 everyone in this tournament except for faze 2-1. The war's effect on them is starting to dissipate.
2022-05-20 15:36
#90
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Finland AliSabid
KKKKKKK god i love big boom
2022-05-21 05:17
Bruh they barely survived ancient
2022-05-21 08:47
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