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B1ad3: I feel like electronic is still not reaching his potential as an IGL

We caught up with NAVI’s head coach to talk about their plan for next year in terms of the IGL role and a new fifth man.

In the world of CS:GO, a lot of teams are currently in the process of deciding what their team card of players should look like in the upcoming year.

At Natus Vincere, the team still has one permanent spot on their roster left to be filled out, as Viktor “sdy” Orudzhev remains a stand-in for the team. The 25-year-old Ukrainian got acquired back in June as a temporary stand-in for Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov, and has been a part of the roster since. There have been some talks about whether he’s the right man for NAVI going on forward, or if the squad should pick up a new fifth man.

Back in May, NAVI decided to cut Boombl4 from the roster due to “high reputational risks”, and they instead named Dennis “electronic” Sharipov as their new captain, despite having absolutely no experience in the role at all. This also made a lot of CS:GO fans and even some experts question NAVI’s IGL choice. At the time, it quickly showed that switching captains in the NAVI camp didn’t ruin their status as a world-class team, and not electronic’s individual performances either.

In a post-match interview with NAVI’s head coach, Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi, after their victory over Fluxo at the BLAST Premier Fall Final in Copenhagen, our reporter caught up with the 36-year-old coach to about NAVI’s plans for the next year. When B1ad3 was asked if the organization will be on the lookout for a new IGL, he made it clear that they will keep electronic as their captain, but that the 24-year-old Russian still have some work to do to reach his potential.

Get an interesting insight from NAVI’s head coach about their future plans for the roster right here:

NAVI are taking upon Team Liquid in their next match at BLAST Premier Fall Final today at 19:00 (CET).

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