Poll of the week: Deja vu
We continue with our column covering the real life of Na`Vi's players, and today we bring you their answers to the following question:
Imagine that you can send back in the past a small piece of paper to your young self like in the movie "Deja Vu". What would you tell or advice yourself back in the days considering all the knowledge and experience that you have right now?
Same as last time, we have CS:GO and DotA2 players answered this question. You will find their replies below.
Sergey "starix" Ischuk:
I would warn myself about that accident with enix to prevent it from happening and to save his life.
Note: Sergey "enix" Litvinenko, the ex-captain of the Ukrainian team A-Gaming, died in early August 2009 in an accident at some storage with building materials (Sergey got pressed down with the panels). Starix and enix used to play together during several years in the past.
Arseniy "ceh9" Trinozhenko:
In reality gamers (like most other people), especially professionals, think about their mistakes and failures in a way that they torture themselves for them over and over again in their desperate attempts to understand what went wrong in order to avoid making them in the future. One of the phrases I used to say to my team mates before some important match in a tournament was: "Ok guys, let's give this match our best to win it, to not have any regrets the day after that, to not think that we could've won it if somebody would've killed someone, etc."
Sometimes it helped, sometimes it didn't but in general my point is that what separates a true professional from just a good player is the ability to perform quick analysis of what just happened in the game and focus on what's coming up next because those thoughts about the past will only cause distraction preventing you from solving the necessary tasks. So the bottom line will be this: give it your best and don't delve into the past when something goes wrong - be present and think about the future!
Clement "Puppey" Ivanov: