sdy on fighting for his place: "If I couldn't handle these things, why should I stay in the roster"

Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev is not letting the recent talk around the future of Natus Vincere's roster rattle him.

Natus Vincere are a squad used to challenging for trophies, used to being one of the best in the world, but that has not been the case in recent months. Some underwhelming showings pre-Major were followed up by a quarter-final exit in Rio, which was their worst finish at CS:GO's most prestigious event since 2019.

This has led the CIS giants to rethink their current roster, and they come into the BLAST Premier Fall Final fresh from the news they will be experimenting with fielding Andrii "⁠npl⁠" Kukharskyi, if not here in Copenhagen, then certainly at the season-ending BLAST Premier World Final in Abu Dhabi.

sdy, who has been part of the Natus Vincere roster since IEM Cologne, is the man whose spot is in danger, but he didn't seem to let the uncertainty surrounding him prevent him from showing up in his team's 2-0 win over Fluxo. He gave a quick interview to HLTV to discuss that game, as well as the news that he will be sharing game time with npl.

Was the first map closer than you were maybe expecting?

Yeah it was too close for comfort, I expected us to do much better on Dust2.

Why do you think it was so close, what did they do that allowed them to keep the score so tight?

They have a good game plan. They surprised us with short contacts, I can say it like 'explosions' maybe, and we didn't expect it and lost some crucial rounds.

On Mirage it was a little bit more convincing, and you yourself played very well, you had some big clutches in the first half. How important is it for you to play well in these matches?

Uh (laughs) it's important to play well in every match, because there is no unimportant matches, so it's good.

sdy pulled off some impressive clutches against Fluxo

Is it maybe more important for you right now? NAVI have said they are going to use nipl for the BLAST World Finals, that they are maybe experimenting with the roster a little bit. Does it put a little bit more pressure on you to perform well in these matches?

Nah, it's the same like it was before but now we have a young guy and I will try to help, to do my best so he can grow up faster.

So maybe you are using it more as motivation than anything else?

Yeah you can say it like that.

What has been said to you about bringing nipl in, has it been said that you are fighting for your place? How have NAVI put it to you?

For now basically he is just watching how we play, he is learning by spectating, but in the near future he will play some maps.

Are you disappointed at all by that? Or do you just think it's normal for NAVI to try out an academy player, try give him experience?

Nah I don't mind it, I think if I couldn't handle these things, why should I stay in the roster at all?

Do you think you've done enough to justify your spot on the roster long-term? Obviously you did win the BLAST Spring Finals with the team.

I think I still can do much better, so not enough.

How are you feeling about the rest of the tournament, you have won your first game now, can NAVI do well and maybe win the tournament?

We are still playing shaky, a lot of mistakes that shouldn't happen at all, but overall if you focus on the right things I think we can get this tournament.

Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1146
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Andrii 'npl' Kukharskyi
Andrii 'npl' Kukharskyi
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
63
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
#1
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Finland EnceIsSoBad
cool
2022-11-23 21:33
sdy goat
2022-11-23 21:33
1 reply
In GOATs garden
2022-11-24 09:49
D:
2022-11-23 21:33
Honestly he’s being blamed for things that isn’t his fault. He’s just become the scapegoat for the team.
2022-11-23 21:34
30 replies
I agree. Don't understand why he is being a scapegoat. S1mple lost them the major FURIA match, for example.
2022-11-23 21:39
14 replies
#14. Maybe You will understand. Re-watch the demo. Sure, entire Navi played bad but nobody did "sdy" level mistakes over and over.
2022-11-23 21:43
5 replies
#61
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United States Dipfock123
its funny. simple, blade, and sdy himself could say sdy is making too many mistakes and people on hltv will try to say they know better.
2022-11-24 08:31
4 replies
He did mistakes and was very shaky in important duels that made them lose rounds, but the whole team played bad in the major, S1mple did really poor decisions too, I don't think sdy is the only one to blame, the rest of the players should stepped up if sdy couldn't but they didn't more than some individuals in random games.
2022-11-24 10:06
3 replies
#89
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United States Dipfock123
Dude just stop. you dont know better. im gonna trust simple and blade and sdy on this one, not you.
2022-11-25 12:41
2 replies
Sure, I will believe someone who writes simple, lol. sdy played bad, but the whole team did the same, b1t was pretty average compared to his prime, S1mple did some really average games too with barely 1.10 and 0.87 against Furia that was pretty bad. Don't try to use rating for the event, because all of them has the rating boosted because BNE game, if you saw the games, you'll understand. If you want to think that if they change sdy and the rest plays like they did in rio will make them win three majors in a row, fine, keep being delusional.
2022-11-25 14:36
1 reply
#93
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United States Dipfock123
youre still pretending you know more than the actual players on the team.
2022-11-27 13:42
#25
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Scotland Raziel1911
Sdy is a good player but he's not a good fit for Navi that's all. Navi need an aggressive player like Boombl4 again.
2022-11-23 21:59
4 replies
+1
2022-11-23 22:26
NaVi needs an igl not a player. Big reason why people like on HLTV should never have voice they all wanna do -karrigan -apEX depending on one or two bad tourneys
2022-11-23 22:40
2 replies
+1 electronic is not that bad as IGL, probably because Blade papers, and he still put some good numbers but I really think they need someone who can read better midgame or they will end like Faze when NiKo was the IGL, win some random tournaments but never been consistent at all.
2022-11-24 10:08
#83
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Scotland Raziel1911
Dude, I didn't say they don't need an IGL, all i said was they need an aggressive player. I agree though, but I'm not sure who they could get tbh, I'm not that knowledgeable about ''CIS'' talent.
2022-11-25 02:59
#26
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Scotland Raziel1911
and the main reason he was signed on is because he's Ukranian and wasn't connected to any Russian orgs, Navi didn't have a lot of options.
2022-11-23 22:00
2 replies
+1
2022-11-24 06:44
Navi limited the option by themselves. They created the problem. They need to find a solution.
2022-11-24 09:51
Did You even watch Navi game against Furia on mirage? Navi CT side, 2 players rotating from B, sdy on CT with almost full utility, he's not waiting for teammates that are on short. Goes in alone, kills one, die, lose all utility. Both players come from short to connector/stairs without kits, 1 flash, They cant do sh!t cuz its 2vs3. He did the same thing like 3 times on CT in one game. I watch CS since 1.6 Meet Your Makers times. Last time I've seen stupid decision like this on tier1 was when Pasha joined Frag eXecutors and he had 0 experience on tier1. It was in 2010 (I think). Pasha literally did the same thing over and over, losing the rounds for his team. Next tournament he was like a different person. Didnt make those mistakes. Sdy does it since he joined. Same mistakes.
2022-11-23 21:42
14 replies
Cope harder. Either cope or you've never in your life watched Farlig.
2022-11-23 22:03
2 replies
Last time I watched entire Astralis game was like a year ago. Not even kidding. Every single time I see astralis game its like "ok, I have an hour to go out and play with my dog". Next time I will watch their games it will be with device. I wanted to mention farlig but my entire point was about tier1 teams. Astralis doesnt even remember how tier1 feels like.
2022-11-23 22:19
1 reply
To put it nicely : he's the most disoriented pro on the entire scene.
2022-11-23 22:24
#29
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United States rabbitlord
+1. His CT mirage is unbearable to watch. On other maps he is fine, but there are side effects. For example, on Inferno he took B1t's position so B1t had to play Banana. Basically it is still about chemistry, his side effects on the whole team to adapt for him, and his trash mirage CT.
2022-11-23 22:06
2 replies
Lmao how come liquid can win games with trash nitro at mirage A site then? How many 2v3, and 3v4 did liquid win?
2022-11-23 22:49
1 reply
#46
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United States rabbitlord
I don't know, teams are different. And Liquid might lose Furia as well if they met in that playoff. You seem suggesting that I was looking for excuses for Navi at least by bullying sdy online. I was not doing that. There were many contributing factors for Navi to not be able to win 2v3 or 3v4 in that playoff, S1mple was bad, team did not have synergy, etc. But all these factors did not contradict the fact that sdy was bad on mirage A CT and he has brought several side effects to Navi. In fact, these factors may be correlated to the presence of sdy. So, overall, my point is still about the chemistry. Sdy simply does not have chemistry with the team.
2022-11-23 22:55
bro what a bullshit you are talking, jesus.. i watched games live from his pov, he is decent player. very stable, almost dont do mistakes. his weakness is that he plays too predictable. i think that its coz he dont feel comfortable in this roster
2022-11-24 00:38
7 replies
hltv.org/stats/players/12731/sdy?startDa.. "very stable, almost dont do mistakes" Dude, are You LEM or some other faceit lvl7 bot? Watch his mirage on CT side. Its literally painful to watch. Sdy is literally "one and done". Kills one and die and if he doesnt die, he runs at them so he can die with his utility.
2022-11-24 00:41
4 replies
thats what i said. he is very stable. >Sdy is literally "one and done" i would say - at least one! he almost never dies without kill. 1-2 or even 3. thats what he does. considering that he doesnt have much freedom in team and plays anchor due to protocols - thats huge. think about it - enemies almost always know his position and he still go for at least one kill btw, u asked - i am not gifted player, but i am not a full noob. 2.5k elo
2022-11-24 01:22
2 replies
2.5k elo is pretty high for HLTV standards. I am 3.3-3.5k The point is, "one and done" is not enough on tier1 and going solo when Your teammates are on the other side of the map and rotating is unacceptable. They have 3v3 retake and he goes solo before his team have a chance to rotate and clear everything. 0.6 KPR explains alot. Compare his stats with other players who play same possitions from top8 teams. He's literally out of his league.
2022-11-24 07:32
1 reply
bro i get that he did mistake in that 3v3, you telling this 3rd time already. he is decent 1 kd anchor, who will make a kill in ANY situation. you definetely can rely on that if you B1ade. Their problem is not sdy, but b1t who is struggling for some reason. and everyone blind when it comes to accept reality that b1t sucks rn, coz he is flashy player and can do headshots. sdy is not flashy player. and also their teamplay and synergy is gone after boomich kick. sdy is good material to make a top1 team, but he gets too much undeserved critics and im afraid that he will break under pressure, thanks to unaware people like you also btw i can see that s1mple dont believe in sdy, can publicly critic him. people feel that and do same. i can see 2 ways: sdy will step up and do some flashy clutches + carry them some important games. or he will be kicked, simply coz noone believe in him and to be just decent anchor is not enough to be navi player.
2022-11-25 04:31
Lmao sdy would take you 16-0 in a 1v1
2022-11-24 06:44
#63
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United States Virgin Islands Mykolkaa
I watched his games live as well and I stand behind ever word JuliusCeasar said. sdy is decent at best but he’s not on world class, trophy winning roster level. He makes way too many mistakes and refuses to fix them apparently, or I dont even know what his problem is. Maybe he’s just not a very smart player in-game, end of story
2022-11-24 09:18
1 reply
his problem is that he is under huge pressure in navi. everyone expect him to dominate, but in fact he is just decent t1 player, no more but no less. i remind you that he has 0 freedom in team, plays anchor and deals with too much critics and pressure. with that said im very impressed by his performance. he is able to make a kill in ANY situation, that is what his main strength. unlike b1t btw, who is suck dicks after boomich kick
2022-11-25 04:20
Respect him for not crying about it
2022-11-23 21:35
npl is the problem
2022-11-23 21:37
#7
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France Barburo
Based.
2022-11-23 21:38
s0mple will always find sacrificial lamb in his team no matter the player, this time it’s sdy next time it will be someone else
2022-11-23 21:42
1 reply
isnt that basically every team lol
2022-11-24 03:36
#10
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Stay true to yourself, sdy. :) Best of luck for your future, whatever that may be.
2022-11-23 21:40
dont let this distract you from the fact that sdy flamed on by s1mple on a fucking showmatch
2022-11-23 21:40
3 replies
#32
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South Africa Ston3Cold
For real?
2022-11-23 22:12
1 reply
Yea
2022-11-24 09:55
He deserved it. So fucking awful
2022-11-24 09:55
#12
FASHR | 
France Ansi
fighting in csgo >> fighting irl
2022-11-23 21:41
Bye sdy
2022-11-23 21:42
13 replies
Kicking him won't fix navi Have fun KEKW
2022-11-23 21:44
12 replies
G2 fan talking lmfao
2022-11-23 21:49
"Kicking him won't fix navi" Good thing adding npl will though :)
2022-11-23 22:10
10 replies
As long as electronic is the IGL they won’t be a top contender
2022-11-23 22:35
5 replies
Who do you consider to be "top contenders" then?
2022-11-23 22:37
4 replies
#69
kennyS | 
Sri Lanka Emu1
He ment electronic is better with rifling not IGL. electronic is in top 20 almost every year and do you think sdy will be in top 20, just because sdy substitute to electronic former position
2022-11-24 09:59
3 replies
"Who do you consider to be "top contenders" then?" This comment had nothing to do with electroNic or sdy. I was asking him who he thought were considered to be "top contenders", since he claims that NaVi is not a "top contender".
2022-11-25 00:13
2 replies
#87
kennyS | 
Sri Lanka Emu1
Outsiders
2022-11-25 09:43
1 reply
#88
kennyS | 
Sri Lanka Emu1
It's James team
2022-11-25 09:47
adding a young player is always a good thing especially in the CIS scene
2022-11-23 23:33
3 replies
+1 Especially when you have someone like B1ad3 at the helm who has proven that he knows how to utilize a 6-man roster during the initial integration process (i.e. b1t).
2022-11-24 00:18
2 replies
Hello, my friend. Again a very poor Inferno (no impact whatsoever) and Mirage A side performance by sdy. It's just horrible to watch the current NaVi.
2022-11-24 22:01
1 reply
"Again a very poor Inferno (no impact whatsoever)" The most painful part of that Inferno for me was the fact that electroNic played pit for ONE round and immediately got a double kill which turned into an easy round win. Then sdy played pit the rest of the half and had zero impact, followed up by countless rounds on T side where he baited over and over again. That being said, it is clear as day why B1ad3 hasn't forced sdy to play as the entry, considering the ONE round where he didn't go in last or 2nd to last was the round where Perfecto got an opener, then electroNic got a kill and died, and sdy proceeded to blindly walk out of the banana smoke with his back to the site and gave away a free kill. Just an astounding approach on his part. "and Mirage A side performance by sdy." I honestly can't even put into words what I watched him do on that CT half. Giving up first blood after first blood until s1mple flat out told sdy to just give them the entire site for free instead of sitting there and dying for free every round. Starting the game 1-9 through the first 9 rounds when they go to your site just about every round is flat our unacceptable. People can shift try to shift the blame onto b1t for not playing well lately, s1mple for underperforming for his standards and being "toxic" to sdy, or B1ad3 for making electroNic IGL, but the cold, hard, truth is that sdy is straight up deadweight at this point in time. He becomes more and more of an issue the longer he stays on the roster, and npl needs to be integrated as quickly as possible. "It's just horrible to watch the current NaVi." It has been this way for months now and it only gets more depressing to watch as time goes on. Part of me just wishes that NaVi would lose to NiP tomorrow so they can get more practice time with npl before World Finals, but deep down I have faith that they will pull through tomorrow and then hopefully play Vertigo vs FaZe in the semifinals so that npl can show the world how talented he truly is as an entry rifler. On the bright side, s1mple, b1t, and npl played a faceit game together last night (lost 14-16 on ancient), and then s1mple stayed on after they lost to play another game with npl (lost again, 14-16 on vertigo). But winning and losing faceit games doesn't matter, it's just the fact that the 3 of them played together and s1mple even stayed on to get more practice in with npl. faceit.com/en/csgo/room/1-f3258767-9c7b-.. faceit.com/en/csgo/room/1-d54b316e-8f33-.. Stay strong my friend, and remain faithful in B1ad3's master plan. Everything with come with time, trust. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving, and if you didn't, then just know that things will get better <3 -- Friendly American
2022-11-25 00:31
S1mple molding, sdy folding :(
2022-11-23 21:43
Can somebody please ban all brazilian teams from CSGO ? So I can stop watching them playing LIKE BOTS on a 4v1 . Please do an IQ test before entering a team PLEASE
2022-11-23 21:45
#19
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Estonia Kukkel
just replace him already or just dispand, so players can go international teams. Why those articles?
2022-11-23 21:45
why is he not bymas and cry with all of his friends on twitter?
2022-11-23 21:48
XIZT: "WE GOT THE MONKEY OFF OUR BACK,
2022-11-23 21:48
1 reply
They had coldzera in the team? Damn, I didn't watch a lot of cs, I didn't know Heroic kicked coldzera..
2022-11-24 06:56
good mentality from sdy, good luck dude!
2022-11-23 21:50
Look at s1mple lol like he gives a fuck haha
2022-11-23 22:05
Nice questions - nice grown realistic man answers! Even if sdy doesnt stay on the roster he's got tons of experience playing with NAVI, so should have no issues getting on another Tier 1 team.
2022-11-23 22:08
SDY good player. Best of luck, i hope he will stay.
2022-11-23 22:13
2 replies
#74
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Ukraine VoidWave
+1 but it’s also interesting how nipple will show himself
2022-11-24 12:03
1 reply
agree
2022-11-24 12:18
Bruh I thought he was leaving willingly
2022-11-23 22:24
No way you're gonna stay my man.
2022-11-23 22:32
Ok
2022-11-23 22:41
I like this approach to replacing an underperforming player. It either motivates them to be better or exposes their weak mentality. It’s cut throat but definitely effective. Nip should do the same with es3tag
2022-11-23 22:42
NaVi has far greater issues than SDY. If their IGL is not on point that's a big issue, s1mple is having less impact than usual, b1t is showing us why last year he only made great decisions when micromanaged by others (aka headshot machine but not much brain). Perfecto, it's hard to put blame on him, he's a support and a filler and he's as good as the team is. I think he ends up being more like a scapegoat - but maybe team needs that for a fresh mental start? Electronic, one of the best riflers in the past years - has to change A LOT by basically taking IGL roles where boom used to play. That's a huge hole to fill and if navi thinks they will fill it in 3 months they are delusional.
2022-11-23 22:46
well as a navi fan, im just happy we're not on the same boat as g2 fans who just lost to team liquid. lol.
2022-11-23 22:54
#48
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Poland kingWZRD
Whats the chance of nipl meeting bit's rookie standard. Yeah equal to none. Bad move from navi, long slope ahead of them.
2022-11-23 23:26
Absolute chad
2022-11-24 03:46
#56
hades | 
North America minte
GOAT
2022-11-24 06:28
sd0
2022-11-24 09:02
he looks like hes about to cry
2022-11-24 09:18
#70
kennyS | 
Sri Lanka Emu1
Sdy staying Navi, Ez Jame Time and outsiders will win next major
2022-11-24 10:04
chad SDY
2022-11-24 10:13
After 24.2.2022 forget about CIS... NAVI is a Ukrainian e-sports organization with a position.
2022-11-24 14:24
Great mindset however it turns out for sdy, he will be fine in or out of the roster.
2022-11-24 14:59
based
2022-11-24 18:34
best of luck for him, wish he will stay in the roster
2022-11-24 18:57
3 replies
after s1mple said on Liquid game " how i can play with u " no.
2022-11-25 04:29
2 replies
source?
2022-11-25 16:56
1 reply
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