It is not a rare sight these days to see Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis walking around the Avicii Arena experiencing the Major with the rest of us. The Latvian rifler was knocked out of the tournament on Thursday but has stayed in Stockholm to extract everything he can from the event.
- I love it. The crowd is amazing. I walk around and people are asking for photos. I was not that popular before the Major, so now when everybody is asking for photos it energizes me, and I feel the love for CS after this.
The explosive Virtus.pro player has indeed made his name much more household after the PGL Major in Stockholm. A spot in the Quarter-Finals gave the Latvian a chance to perform on the big stage. His aggressiveness throughout the tournament has underlined, that he is not just an online player, but that he can also deliver on LAN. With 63 opening kills during the PGL Major, YEKINDAR has been the best entry-fragger in the tournament alongside names as ZywOo and NiKo.
We can be higher than the sky
While Virtus.pro came short in their Quarter-Final against Heroic, this is only the beginning of the VP roster according to YEKINDAR, who sees great possibilities in the future for the CIS team, who changed its roster right before the Major started bringing in Evgeniy "FL1T" Lebedev instead of Sanjar "SANJI" Kuliev.
- With FL1T we can be higher than the sky. We just need a little more time. We need to share our experience and knowledge with FL1T, so we can improve overall gameplay and the outside relationship together.
You can see the whole interview with Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis here.