Игрок NAVI Junior – B1t
My name is Valera, the nickname’s B1t. I’ve made it into NAVI junior. I’m impartial towards myself and that is probably the reason I’ve been picked. But I think you’d better ask people who invited me about it. Individually everyone at the pro-level has a good aim, so I doubt it was the deciding factor. Also, maybe the fact that I”m 16. Valera B1t is the second player we invited. I considered him a favorite. He is 16 years old and he has a great skill for his age, which most players I’ve worked with can’t boast. He is a great addition to NAVI, and I’m sure he will go places in the future. Every player needs to have good skill. Valera, Kapacho, and Gospodarov, all of them have that. They have great mechanical knowledge. It’s an honor for me. It’s amazing as this is the best CIS team and being here gives you confidence. Though Valera has discipline issues. Well, he hasn’t done anything bad, however, he needs to improve a lot in this regard. We had a lot of work with Valera because he is still a child, an active one. There were a lot of issues because of that, like oversleeping, not keeping clean and stuff like that. Valera was involved in all those situations at the bootcamp and most of the times he was the initiator. Speaking of the game though, he’s improving rapidly and his desire is clearly there. Some guys just chill in the evenings, whereas Valera always asks, plays and tries something. Valera B1t was my best teammate here. He is open-minded, honest and funny. We always could find common ground – we were on the same wavelength. Will you bleep it out? I fu**ing lost it. 10 people live at the bootcamp and the clothes look identical sometimes, so someone might take it by mistake. I said, “Dude, you have yoga tomorrow, you have to wake up earlier.” He said he got it. A day before that Ksyusha, our teacher, praised him and scolded me for not sleeping enough. I told Valera not to be late for the next time and he was, “You were the one getting an earful, not me.” He probably played until 1:00 a.m that night as I went to sleep and forgot to send him to his room. I headed to the morning yoga well-rested, warmed up and good to go, and then Valera shows up 15 seconds before the start barely moving his feet. I never liked waking up at 7 in the morning, it’s a matter of habit. But here, I’d get fully awake an hour after getting up this early, and I don’t think it was a downside. Ksyusha was friendly mocking him and forcing to do certain things. Then I told him, “Dude, you either clean up or your PC will be taken away.” Since no PC is a big deal for him, he agreed to clean up. Later I come downstairs – I’d already forgotten I told him to do that – to find the place being a mess, more than ever before. Then it hit me that Valera was supposed to clean up and I waved him over. He said, “So, did I do a good job?” I was like, “What job? Clean it up,” and then he said, “I just did.” It was a total mess. “I swept all the dirt into the corners.” Anyway, we didn’t have any major failures. Valera was the main entertainer. He was always late and slow on the uptake, but he’s very good at the game. Don’t tell him that though, or he’ll get a big head about it. I’ve changed a lot and people from the outside who follow me can see it better. I think I’ve changed. Valera is greatly ambitious, as I’ve already said. His biggest strength is probably his skill. He has a very high game sense, the best movement and better understanding than the other guys. The goal is to practice, win and prove myself. As a player, I want to help my team get into the top 10… Is it okay? I think so. You need to set out goals and achieve them. His mindset perfectly fits into the gaming universe. And on top of that, he craves to be the best and if he keeps putting in the effort, he’ll get there. I want to thank everyone for this experience – haters, people who supported and helped me. This is a huge boost. Haters, if their hate is constructive, are useful in allowing you to spot your weaknesses. My deepest gratitude to everyone who supported me – I don’t know what I would’ve done without them. A big thank you to our coaching staff – Andrey, B1ad3, Amiran. This project wouldn’t have been possible without these people. Thank you to them.