N0tail Expresses His Ideas on KuroKy and Puppey’s TI11 Qualification Situation
Former OG captain Johan “N0tail” Sundstein expressed his opinions on two nice gamers of the sport – Kuro “KuroKy” Takhasomi and Clement “Puppey” Ivanov – and what they might be at present going by means of in order to play at TI11.
In line with N0tail, who was in the same situation, mentioned you begin to marvel why the competitors is harder at present when put next with the previous as a result of a whole lot of time and effort doesn’t generate sufficient DPC factors to earn a direct invite.
N0tail added that he’s impressed that each KuroKy and Puppey are nonetheless desperate to compete based mostly on what he has heard and noticed. To keep away from crumbling beneath stress and making additional modifications, N0tail acknowledged that it’s nonetheless crucial for the 2 gamers to qualify for TI11.
Because the Dota Professional Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 attracts to a detailed, it’s clear that the sport’s greats – Kuro “KuroKy” Takhasomi and Clement “Puppey” Ivanov – should undergo the arduous qualifiers with Nigma Galaxy and Workforce Secret respectively with a view to make it to The Worldwide 11. (TI11). For 2 gamers of such fame and popularity to not have certified for TI11 can be difficult, and former OG captain Johan “N0tail” Sundstein spoke about what KuroKy and Puppey shall be going by means of on the OG’s Monkey podcast 30.
In line with N0tail, who was in the same situation final 12 months however lastly certified, mentioned it’s the level at which you begin to query your “state of life” and why it is so tough to stay and compete on the similar time. As such concepts cross by means of your thoughts and the stress mounts, it’s crucial to not crumble, N0tail remarked, including that the one means out is to make it to TI11.
N0tail feels KuroKy and Puppey are beneath a whole lot of stress proper now with regard to their TI11 qualification
KuroKy and Puppey had been unable to build up sufficient DPC factors to realize a direct invite to TI11 and should now take part within the regional or final likelihood qualifiers to play at TI11.
N0tail acknowledged on OG’s Monkey Enterprise podcast, with JMR Luna and Mikhail “Misha” Agatov, that each KuroKy and Puppey have the drive to compete proper now based mostly on what he has seen and heard, however given the stage they’re at, it’s pure to ponder about why the competitors is changing into tougher.
N0tail acknowledged that it turns into exhausting for gamers at sure factors as a result of quantity of effort and time they make investments, as in Nigma’s case, they’ve been bootcamping for a very long time now, whereas Secret on the opposite aspect has been attempting its hardest to determine the precise gameplay, gamers, and different features to attain the precise steadiness.
“I feel it’s inevitable questioning the state of your life – what you might be doing together with your time and so once more, it impresses me that there’s an indication of excessive motivation from each of them, I’ve heard it, I’ve seen it and they’re clearly nonetheless there, taking part in. However undoubtedly, they have to even be pondering like – wow, it’s been so lengthy. Why is it getting tougher and extra intense and why was it simpler again within the day? Simpler within the sense like – simpler to sort of stay nonetheless whereas being a competitor and now I can think about that Nigma, they’ve been bootcamping I feel from the beginning until the end within the Second Division. And I feel Secret, they’ve been bootcamping, they’ve switched gamers, they’ve been adjusting, adapting, and actually attempting to, you realize, make it flip earlier than it was too late for them.”
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Concerning KuroKy and Puppey’s situation, N0tail mentioned that pondering an excessive amount of takes a toll on you and that you just really feel like one thing wants to alter, however the one means out is to qualify for the most important Dota 2 event of the 12 months.
“However hey, you go over these issues in your head, you suppose suppose suppose and I feel they’ve dug themselves in a gap the place the one means out is – it’s important to show everyone mistaken. You need to go to TI and it’s important to present that f**ok, you f**ok the system, f**ok everyone. I’m gonna go right here and I’m gonna play and I hope they’ve the energy to maintain it collectively and never crumble, however I do suppose that with all of the stuff entering into in your head, you might be at all times on the verge of claiming, “F**ok it. I can’t anymore. I want a break or f**ok, this wants to alter.”
Primarily based on the current performances of the 2 gamers’ squads, N0tail believes KuroKy is beneath much less stress than Puppey. Nigma regained its standing in Division 1 following a string of dominating performances in Division 2, while Secret, regardless of remaining in Division 1, discovered it powerful to maintain going and keep constant within the league. Secret additionally needed to take care of the departure of its long-serving place 4 participant, Yazied “YapzOr” Jaradat, who took a protracted go away as a consequence of well being considerations.
“I can think about there’s a whole lot of stress, most likely, even much less so for KuroKy than Puppey proper now due to simply the character of issues proper? You might be transferring up as an alternative of transferring down though Secret is Division 1 and Nigma, they’re again to Division 1 however they simply completed Division 2 season. Now it’s all in regards to the qualifier proper? I feel when you go over all that, all they give thought to is the qualifier, all they give thought to is TI.”
Previous to TI10, solely KuroKy and Puppey had been current in any respect TIs. As KuroKy’s Nigma failed to realize a seat at TI10 final 12 months, Puppey now stands to be the one Dota 2 participant to have competed in each TI.
As N0tail acknowledged, KuroKy and Puppey’s sights can be set on the qualifiers, that are anticipated to happen after the PGL Arlington Main ends on 14th August. In the intervening time, the 2 gamers will focus their groups’ efforts on incomes important match follow towards the best groups on the planet on the Riyadh Masters 2022, which begins on twentieth July.