Na`Vi.Dota 2 manager's blog #2

Sharing the meals, the games, the drama

 

Preamble: Since I wrote the previous post in Russian and the English speaking community had to do with a rough translation, I am doing this one in English, and I am sure someone will get it translated to Russian. I am sorry that I can't personally do both, not enough time, I will keep alternating between the two languages I speak best.

 

Ahoy good people of the Na`Vi fan variety! I am sorry it took me so long to update the blog with a long promised post, but as some of you might have noticed June has been pretty crazy for Na`Vi with all teams participating in multiple events. Yours truly was spinning like a whirligig.

 

Now that I have finally slowed down to a speed lesser than that of light, I am sipping on my ice coffee (Kuro's drink of choice, he got everyone hooked, so we have 2 boxes here), enjoying the light breeze of Cologne weather through the window (Germany welcomed us with some cloudy skies) and watching the guys practice. Which, I have to say, is going better today than in a long time before that.

 

Yesterday's games disappointed a lot of you, I am sure. Do not, however, doubt for a second – the people who are most angry and motivated after that loss are the 5 guys sitting in front of me. They take their losses like kids take their medicine – bitter, and with a gag reflex. And today, with an honest heart, I can say that the real bootcamp has begun. No more screwing around, shit just got serious.

 

We are staying in a pretty cool hotel in Cologne, where the team and I will remain until our trip to ESL One. Just a 15 minute walk from that hotel is the head office of Turtle Entertainment, who have partnered up with us to help organize this bootcamp. A big thank you to them for that! We have a fridge here, which I have restocked today with the above-mentioned ice coffee and water. We have 5 PCs that the guys practice on, we have a big screen TV running streams non stop. And we also have a thrill in the air, which only comes from a group of people dedicating their whole selves to a common goal. Magic is happening, folks.

 

When it comes to what I do myself, more than anything else this bootcamp, I wanted to get the team acting as a single unit outside of the game. Each one of them is fully committed to perfecting their game, but being on different sleep schedules, daily routines and the lot, in my opinion, can get in the way of a group of people who want to become more than just a group. Waking up at about the same time, being ready to start playing at the same time and generally being able to discuss Dota 2 while moving around town and during meals adds another layer on top of in-game practice.

 

So, to finish of this short update, I leave you with a pic of Puppey, KuroKy, Funn1k, XBOCT and Dendi in their natural habitat:

 

AuthorNa`Vi.Razzoc Date22 June 2014, 16:30 Views29606 Comments15
Comments (15)
Slithar
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#1 uy Slithar 23 June 2014, 04:16
So, what to say ? Knowing that they played against Rox in the same room makes it harded to believe since I think they are having team communication issues.

However, I still believe they'll be able to make it. IMO, untill now they lacked enough commitment and hunger. I really hope ESL One will be different from Starladder and The Summit. You guys know you're awesome, just need to really get into it to make it happen.
As a fan I'll be supporting no matter what, win or loose!

As an extra, oh man, Sensei Na`Vi edition sure looks awesome, can see it on XBOCTs hand :D Too bad is way too expensive here in Uruguay :X
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kapiten22
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#2 cs kapiten22 23 June 2014, 13:35
Just find a way to blow them all up before the main event at TI Klement. It's all we ask for. Ty ^^
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Steccky
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#3 cs Steccky 23 June 2014, 15:02
It's good to hear and to see that Na`Vi is getting back on the track!
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rockit
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#4 id rockit 23 June 2014, 15:36
Just found out about Na 'Vi as I started to play a little bit of Dota 2 my self. Been streaming a lot of Na'Vi's youtube videos for these past couple of weeks and man, I'm so in to their games. Never get bored of seeing them play and hearing Tobiwan's sreaming like a maniac as Dendi Puppey XBOCT Funn1k and kuro raped the enemy. Respect for all Na 'Vi guys.
Keep it up and best of luck in TI4.
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profdrmartin
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#5 mk profdrmartin 23 June 2014, 22:50
Slithar

So, what to say ? Knowing that they played against Rox in the same room makes it harded to believe since I think they are having team communication issues.

However, I still believe they'll be able to make it. IMO, untill now they lacked enough commitment and hunger. I really hope ESL One will be different from Starladder and The Summit. You guys know you're awesome, just need to really get into it to make it happen.
As a fan I'll be supporting no matter what, win or loose!

As an extra, oh man, Sensei Na`Vi edition sure looks awesome, can see it on XBOCTs hand :D Too bad is way too expensive here in Uruguay :X


Its on Kurokys hand :D
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ganbado741
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#6 ph ganbado741 24 June 2014, 03:12
i hope that you will all perfect your games and start thinking of being serious. XD come on NAVI! i know you can do better than what you've done before. i'm sure of it.
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edrilordz
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#7 ph edrilordz 25 June 2014, 07:50
There's a headset not in use in this pix... can it be mine?... LOL!!!
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Rakky_21
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#8 ph Rakky_21 26 June 2014, 09:23
SOLID! GO NA'VI!
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xmenex
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#9 my xmenex 26 June 2014, 23:01
Lots of thanks for the update mr manager!
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nightsix
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#10 bg nightsix 27 June 2014, 04:25
The real question everyone is asking themselves "was it a bit too late"? Smoke roam and movements on the maps are antiquated and do not do much. Is it better perhaps to mix it up and try to run some true 4 protect 1 lineups from time to time, copy the VG pugna/dk strat for other games etc. You cannot copy some of the popular picks on the western scene and do amazing... Some innovation will come well too...
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Slithar
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#11 uy Slithar 29 June 2014, 19:43
profdrmartin

Slithar

So, what to say ? Knowing that they played against Rox in the same room makes it harded to believe since I think they are having team communication issues.

However, I still believe they'll be able to make it. IMO, untill now they lacked enough commitment and hunger. I really hope ESL One will be different from Starladder and The Summit. You guys know you're awesome, just need to really get into it to make it happen.
As a fan I'll be supporting no matter what, win or loose!

As an extra, oh man, Sensei Na`Vi edition sure looks awesome, can see it on XBOCTs hand :D Too bad is way too expensive here in Uruguay :X


Its on Kurokys hand :D


Holy crap you're right. WHAT KIND OF WITCHCRAFT IS THIS?? :D


Back to the main theme, this sucks. Stood up untill 5 am to watch the Na´Vi vs EG match up, thought they'd do good after the bootcamp, and... It was heartbreaking. I consider myself a huge fan of Na´Vi tho I don't go much on forums and stuff, and it was really sad for me to see that game 1.
Game 2 was a better. Much better. But still, I'm at a loss about what's going wrong with the team.

The only good thing I can come up with after those games is game 2. It was a good game, and it gives me hope. I really think they can do better. They have to do better.
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FabioArias
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#12 ar FabioArias 29 June 2014, 21:12
Fue una lastima que EG alla elminado a na'vi !
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HanDOTA5
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#13 id HanDOTA5 6 July 2014, 12:32
I really hope with this bootcamp and Goblak coaching them, our team can re-surface into the most feared team like they've always been...
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IntegraDC2
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#14 it IntegraDC2 7 July 2014, 18:59
uh huh
navi pls
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tigmrger
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#15 za tigmrger 14 July 2014, 10:58
Doesn't matter NA'VI is best team world
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