BetBoom's gpk Talks About Team's Humility Despite Undefeated Streak

Ammar Aryani
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Gpk Describes Team Atmosphere &amp; Reason Behind TORONTOTOKYO’s Recruitment</p></div>
Gpk Describes Team Atmosphere &amp; Reason Behind TORONTOTOKYO’s Recruitment


Having already qualified for the Lima Major, BetBoom Team midlaner Danil "gpk" Skutin gave an interview ahead of their trip to Peru.
He noted that the team’s outstanding performance during the EEU DPC was mainly due to having the best player in each role.
The Russian midlaner also revealed the reason behind the recruitment of Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Khertek as a position five support.

BetBoom Team’s midlaner Danil "gpk" Skutin recently talked about his new team’s atmosphere amongst other things during an interview with a local media outlet. Having been described by many as Eastern Europe’s (EEU) new all-star team, gpk along with BetBoom Team lived up to the expectations as the team went on an undefeated streak in the EEU Dota Pro Circuit (DPC): Winter Tour while also claiming one of the slots for the upcoming Lima Major.

During the interview, he talked about his experience playing in a new roster while also explaining the reason behind the recruitment of Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Khertek as a position five support.

“I would not say that we have a high self-esteem” - gpk on playing with BetBoom Team

During an interview with, gpk talked about a lot of things ranging from the team’s performance during the EEU DPC to reasoning behind recruiting certain players into the new BetBoom Team roster.

He started off by talking about the team’s atmosphere. He noted that despite the team’s outstanding performances during the regional league, the team remained humble by saying that the team simply had the best players in each position. “I wouldn't say we have a high self-esteem. It just so happens that we have the best players in the region in their respective positions. But I don't think that we have any kind of a PSV composition in this case. <...>” he said.

Additionally, gpk also noted that despite the player’s average age in the team being 21 years old, the team’s massive wealth in terms of experience helped mitigate the issues that the team had problems with.

“I believe that despite our age, we have an experienced team, and if any problems arise, we can solve them and only emerge this way as a team. We just got together - we still have a lot of time to develop together.”

He then went on to talk about the reasoning behind TORONTOTOKYO’s arrival to the team as a support player, when the latter is mostly known for his impressive performances as a midlaner for Team Spirit. While he did not give a reason behind TORONTOTOKYO’s role swap, he noted that the TI10 (The International 2021) winner’s view of the game from a different perspective is considered to be valuable.

“Well, Sanya [TORONTOTOKYO] sure is quick to improvise, so... I think it's all together here. But in reality, we had some ideas first I guess. A different understanding of Dota 2: we look at some of the conditions on the map differently now. Well, you know, it's just a new mindset on the team. Like Sanya did during True Sight in the final match against PSG.LGD.”

[transcriptions via, translation via DeepL]

While BetBoom Team players were understandably given time off to recuperate after the EEU DPC, the team is expected to travel to Peru in the upcoming days for the Lima Major.

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Ammar has been actively engaged in the esports industry in Malaysia in multiple roles in the past. Now, he utilizes his esports expertise to create insightful and meaningful content as the de facto Dota 2 writer at AFK Gaming.