Cr1t- Compares SabeRLight- to Former Teammates Iceiceice and Dusk
Andreas “Cr1t-“ Nielsen was the most recent member of Shopify Rise up to just lately be pulled apart for a fast interview following the staff’s victory in Division I of the North American Dota 2 Professional Circuit 2023 (DPC 2023): Winter Tour in opposition to ALPHA.
Through the post-match winner’s interview, Cr1t- talked about his experiences enjoying with totally different offlaners versus his new teammate Jonáš “SabeRLight-“ Volek. He additionally revealed his ideas in regards to the decline within the Dota 2 North American (NA) scene.
Shopify’s Cr1t- Talks About Enjoying With Completely different Offlaners, Staff Constructing & Extra
Through the submit match interview, Shopify Rise up’s Cr1t- began off by speaking about his new partnership with newcomer Jonáš “SabeRLight-” Volek. Whereas he acknowledged that he felt a bit awkward enjoying with him at first, he additionally famous that SabeRLight- ‘s comedic angle throughout the staff is just like having former teammate Daryl “iceiceice” Koh again on the staff.
“Properly I feel Saber undoubtedly has the flexibility to be a clown by way of his laning skills, however I feel it matches me very nicely as a result of essentially the most related offlaner that I’ve performed was most likely iceiceice. It’s a bit totally different, as a result of final yr I performed with Egor [Nightfall] who was a steady participant however it’s good to have Saber within the staff, as a result of it’s like welcoming again an previous teammate and he has a wider hero pool, being a pure offlaner.”
He then went on to speak in regards to the staff’s schedule by way of scrimming in opposition to different groups within the area. Nonetheless, he additionally gave his ideas on the area’s declining state throughout the present season versus the earlier one.
“Personally, I undoubtedly suppose that NA is lots worse than final yr. I feel there have been 3 good groups for almost all of the yr and I feel nouns have additionally been very aggressive. This yr, TSM’s a query mark in the mean time [due to roster changes] and we simply fully misplaced Quincy Crew/Soniqs in order that harm the area a bit of bit. However nouns have been stepping up so perhaps we nonetheless have 3 good groups in NA. However the remainder of the groups are a query mark, since there are numerous international gamers that I’ve by no means seen earlier than.”
Regardless of the declining high quality of groups throughout the area, Cr1t- famous that his staff have been managing to amass good practices by enjoying in opposition to Western European & South American groups.
“We’ve practiced lots with the Western European groups in addition to South American groups, so it’s not like we solely performed with NA groups however we additionally don’t wish to face any groups that we’ve got not confronted but within the DPC. I feel the NA area is a bit worse than it was, however we’re getting by.”
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Shopify Rise up’s subsequent scheduled opponents might be 5RATFORCESTAFF on January twentieth nevertheless many throughout the group are already predicting that the sequence might be one other straightforward victory for the Canadian-based group.