Magisk Talks About Communication Issues in Team Vitality and Ways to Improve
Magisk points out the only way to improve communication.
Emil "Magisk" Reif and Team Vitality had a sluggish start to the 2022 season. But they put on a brilliant performance in Lisbon at the recently concluded BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022. Now, they look forward to having another great outing at the IEM Cologne 2022.
The team seems to have worked on a few of its shortcomings as Magisk, during the pre-tournament press conference, pointed out that the players still need to improve their internal communication, especially during chaotic situations.
He went on to explain that no CS:GO team in the world has 'perfect communication', but there is definitely 'good communication' and that is what they want to focus and improve upon.
Magisk talks about how Team Vitality can improve on communication problems it currently faces
During the IEM Cologne 2022 press conference Team Vitality players, Magisk and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, sat down to answer multiple questions ranging from how the international roster is coming together, opinions on the M4A1-S nerf, the controversial player break schedule change, and more.
On one such topic, Magisk came forward to address how Team Vitality is trying to better its communication between players. The 24-year-old straight away said that "I don’t think any team in the world will ever have perfect communication. I don’t think it’s possible. Doesn’t matter if you speak your native language or international. There’s no such thing as perfect communication. But there’s something called good communication."
He went on to elaborate that even during his successful tenure with Astralis, there had been plenty of occasions when despite speaking in their native language the players had failed to understand each other.
Magisk stressed that it takes time to get better at communication and that no certain timeline can be implemented to perfect it, "I can’t sit here and say, in a few months it’s gonna be good communication. It might take six months, or two, or one year. That’s how it is."
The lurker admitted that during chaotic situations Vitality does struggle in communicating with one another, but he believes that this is something that cannot be practiced beforehand during scrims.
"The most difficult thing about this issue is that you can’t practice it outside the server. This is because chaotic situations are not something one can replicate in practice," explains Magisk. Hence the only effective solution is to learn on the go and do a better job every time such a situation pops up, which is exactly why it takes time to improve.
Team Vitality is set to go up against TYLOO in its opening bout of the IEM Cologne 2022 on 5th July at 17:30 IST. It will be interesting to see how far they go in this stacked CS:GO tournament.