While giving a post-match interview after their victory over BIG at ESL Pro League Season 12, Na’Vi rifler Egor "flamie" Vasilev revealed that both Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and Denis "electronic" Sharipov are currently not playing from the Na’Vi Bootcamp along with the rest of the team. This was not due to a conflict or any other problem like that as flamie stated that “I don’t know how to properly explain this but he is not here and it is okay for us.”
s1mple And electronic Not Playing From Na’Vi Bootcamp
In an interview with Tres "stunna" Saranthus during ESL Pro League Season 12 when flamie was asked a question about both s1mple and electronic’s whereabouts, the rifler revealed that they were both currently not present at the Na’Vi Bootcamp along with the rest of the players.
Talking about s1mple he said that “Yeah I think Sasha said to us that he can play from (the) Bootcamp but he feels so much better at home, and how to say (it) I don’t know but he is not here and that is okay for us.”
Earlier in their match against BIG s1mple had pulled off an outstanding performance on both the maps, accumulating a total of 60 frags in total with an overall rating of 1.50. In the first half of Nuke, there was a point when s1mple had 17 kills to his name with 0 deaths and it really shows that the decision taken by the Ukrainian to shift from the Bootcamp back to his own house might have been the right call.
Apart from s1mple even electronic was not there at the Bootcamp, “electronic went back to his wife and daughter because he didn’t see them like for months and he feels better at home as well.”
The rest of the Na’Vi squad are still playing from the Bootcamp along with their coach Andrii "B1ad3" Gorodenskyi who helps them during the match by passing on small tips and informing them about their mistakes.
Despite the team not being together, everything seems to be going well for them as they put up one of their strongest performance in the tournament yet that too against the fourth-best team in the world. Let’s see if Na’Vi can keep showing such strong performance with their decentralized player setup.