Natus Vincere Weekly Review #4
Hi, people. Today, we have two pieces of good news for you. Firstly, our weekly digest is about a month old (which is quite a while for some random eSports thing). Secondly, our DotA2-roster hasn't been defeated even once last week.
Despite last week's lack of exciting events, we still have some highlights of the most interesting stuff from Natus Vincere's universe for you. This time you'll discover the story of Romeo and Juliette in eSports, feel the horror of the Russian system, find out more about Dendi's wife, and much more. Also, you'll see another edition of our beloved sink-meter.
We'll start with an allusion made in last week's episode of our review, which was Commando ("he considers the authors to be very funny guys, so he's gonna kill them last.")
Natus Vincere have learned that one of its DotA2-players is dating a girl
who must not be named who plays League of Legends. Obviously, the famous story of Romeo and Juliette didn't teach this guy a thing, because DotA2-fans feel somewhat similar about LoL-fans comparing them to Montagues and Capulets. Factoring in these tense relationship between the two communities, Natus Vincere decided not to reveal the name of the player. We can say only that as a result of this wonderful union we could see little gamers who will play both games equally well. What's the moral of this story? Even in League of Legends there is something beautiful.
Leaving those relationships aside, we are getting into the draw of the EMS One finals. It's obvious that the match-ups were picked by a deeply religious person. How else could you explain the fact that the lower part of it reminds us of hell, while the upper one is pure heaven? Amen. Here's what Dendi thinks about it:
We're glad to face our brothers of Fnatic. We will fight like lions! At the end of the day, the stronger team wins.
Funn1k, in return, also commented on the draw but our moral barriers prohibit us from publishing those three lines.
"The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media would like to inform you that..." - what the hell? That's what I thought, too, when we got an email starting with this line. It's worth mentioning that there are a lot of stupid government entities in Russia among which you'll find the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media. Those guys now can block any websites with "inappropriate content" (whatever they consider it) through Russian Internet providers. This is Russia, son. So for example, the description of "methods of suicide, as well as calls for its commission" (more) is considered to be inappropriate content.
An interesting fact is that the threat of censorship was caused by an old forum page from November 2012, while the threatening message came right after our Editor-in-Chief's email was published on the interwebs. What's the actual deal, you might ask? Here it is! What have we learned from the story? Russia is Nigeria with snow (c) Sergey Brin
Now, let's talk about Dendi's wife. Surprised? Well, Wil Wheaton was, when he heard about Dendi wishing to make love with his wife, thanks to his son's phone. We investigated only to find out that the actor confused "wife" with "life". The takeaway? Sooner or later, the wife will substitute your life.
Last week our CS:GO proved their progress by making some highlights in the SLTV finals. It was possible thanks to players switching their seats: Starix and Edward are no longer seated next to each other, so that they can avoid arguing over unimportant things during the match anymore. Ceh9 kindly agreed to help the guys:
So, now Starix is seated next to Markeloff. It may seem that the guys were arranged according to their weight category, but Zeus seating in the middle proves this theory wrong. What have we learned from this lateral movement? The famous fable's conclusion "And you, my friends, no matter your positions, will never be musicians!" is bullshit.
Ok, now it's time for the SINK-METER! Behold!
|Event||Level of immersion|
|Last week's position||↓1 meter|
|Romeo and Juliette||↑2 meters|
|EMS One Hell||↑1 meter|
|Flawless week for DotA2-roster||↑1 meter|
|Good games against VP & ESC||↑4 meters|
|Defeat vs NiP||↓2 meters|
|Actors follow Dendi||↑2 meters|
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