A busy second day of Bo3 matches at the DreamHack Winter Astro Open saw Natus Vincere come up against Heroic in a thriller of a match that went down to the wire. Na’Vi seem to be making a meal of things this tournament, with the epic match against Gambit going to 5 overtimes, and this most recent match ending 2-1.
We sat down with Na’Vi’s CSGO Manager, Eugene “Ugin” Erofeev, after the match with Heroic to get his insight on things.
Congratulations on the win, how do you feel?
I feel great, at last we are in the semifinals and we have a chance to get to the finals so we will do our best tomorrow.
Possible finals against Gambit
Yes, it’s a big possibility.
Anything you would change in a rematch against them?
Maybe. More psychological changes, not in-game changes. We have our game, we know how to play, how to win. What we need is just to play our game, that’s it.
Yesterday in the fifth overtime, the guys looked physically tired. What are your thoughts on that?
You know if you make some gym workouts, it’s a different feeling. You feel more tired when you are thinking a lot. Hard decisions. Step by step. Round by round, it’s a big stress for the players. We’ve been waiting for this match for about a year and a half, so there was a lot of pressure. That’s it. They were pretty tired after.
DreamHack Astro Open Semifinals and Finals
In the final day at DreamHack, Gambit will take on mousesports, and Na’Vi will take on Team EnVyUs. Should both Gambit and Na’Vi win, we would see them face off again in the finals. This battle of the CIS heavyweights is what everyone at the event in Sweden wants to see, and it would set the place on fire should it happen.
The DreamHack Astro Open finals is scheduled to start at 19:00 CET, but don’t be surprised if things are a bit delayed.