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 presently going by way of in order to play at TI11.
Based on N0tail, who was in an identical state of affairs, stated you begin to marvel why the competitors is more durable as we speak in comparison with the previous as a result of lots 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 wanting to compete primarily based on what he has heard and noticed. To keep away from crumbling beneath strain 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 Crew Secret respectively in an effort to make it to The Worldwide 11. (TI11). For 2 gamers of such fame and repute to not have certified for TI11 might be difficult, and former OG captain Johan “N0tail” Sundstein spoke about what KuroKy and Puppey shall be going by way of on the OG’s Monkey podcast 30.
Based on N0tail, who was in an identical state of affairs final 12 months however lastly certified, stated it’s the level at which you begin to query your “state of life” and why it is so troublesome to reside and compete on the identical time. As such concepts cross by way of your thoughts and the strain 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 lots of strain 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 probability 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 primarily based on what he has seen and heard, however given the stage they’re at, it’s pure to ponder about why the competitors is turning into harder.
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 making an attempt its hardest to determine the appropriate gameplay, gamers, and different facets to attain the appropriate stability.
“I believe it’s inevitable questioning the state of your life – what you’re doing along 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, enjoying. However undoubtedly, they need to even be considering like – wow, it’s been so lengthy. Why is it getting more durable and extra intense and why was it simpler again within the day? Simpler within the sense like – simpler to type of reside nonetheless whereas being a competitor and now I can think about that Nigma, they’ve been bootcamping I believe from the beginning until the end within the Second Division. And I believe Secret, they’ve been bootcamping, they’ve switched gamers, they’ve been adjusting, adapting, and actually making an attempt to, you understand, make it flip earlier than it was too late for them.”
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Concerning KuroKy and Puppey’s state of affairs, N0tail stated that considering an excessive amount of takes a toll on you and that you simply really feel like one thing wants to alter, however the one means out is to qualify for the largest Dota 2 match of the 12 months.
“However hey, you go over these issues in your head, you suppose suppose suppose and I believe they’ve dug themselves in a gap the place the one means out is – you must show everyone unsuitable. It’s a must to go to TI and you must 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 getting in in your head, you’re at all times on the verge of claiming, “F**ok it. I can’t anymore. I would like a break or f**ok, this wants to alter.”
Based mostly on the current performances of the 2 gamers’ squads, N0tail believes KuroKy is beneath much less strain 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 robust 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 chronic depart resulting from well being issues.
“I can think about there’s lots of strain, most likely, even much less so for KuroKy than Puppey proper now due to simply the character of issues proper? You’re shifting up as an alternative of shifting down regardless that 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 believe 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 might be set on the qualifiers, that are anticipated to happen after the PGL Arlington Main ends on 14th August. In the interim, the 2 gamers will focus their groups’ efforts on incomes important match follow in opposition to the best groups on the earth on the Riyadh Masters 2022, which begins on twentieth July.