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Natus Vincere had to knock out two giants Liquid and Astralis to set themselves up against G2 Esports for the final faceoff. Going undefeated into the grand finals is not an easy task and the credit behind this goes to more than just the players involved, as the 22-year-old rifler for Na'Vi Egor “flamie” Vasilev revealed the changes that Na'Vi implemented leading to the team's success.
He goes on to mention how a psychologist along with a good staff has helped the team communicate better in an interview with Dexerto. Flamie also acknowledges the fact that they "don't rage anymore as much as they did before," while adding that the team has also started addressing their mental problems, all of which have led to them not tilting any longer.
He also spoke about what Na'Vi went through against Liquid on Mirage as the North American organization came really close to mounting a comeback against them,
“Mirage, it is not our best map but we still played really well on CT-side, the second half was a little bit shaky. Liquid started to just kill us in smokes, we couldn’t take mid and the last round was a little bit crazy as well. It’s always really hard to close matches like these because you are feeling the pressure, everyone is feeling the pressure, there are no viewers but still.”
Na’Vi has been performing really well in Katowice, dominating Astralis on both the maps to go undefeated into the finals. Whatever flamie pointed out has certainly been working for the squad, including the latest recruit Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy who according to flamie “has been taking a lot of clutches.”
Let’s see how the team performs against G2 Esports in the grand finals tonight. Will they claim their third IEM trophy or will G2 pick one up for themselves.