YEKINDAR has been part of Staff Liquid’s ranks for a few weeks now, however he’s already keen on the mentality contained in the staff.
In a latest press convention for IEM Cologne 2022, Liquid’s stand-in for the match answered a few questions concerning the variations between enjoying in a North American staff and a CIS squad, each when it comes to mentality and gameplay.
“There’s a large distinction in mentality, sure. I felt that instantly, as a result of individuals right here rely extra on their particular person ability,” YEKINDAR mentioned. “They’re extra pleasant with one another. I had a ‘skilled’ setting in VP, we had been robots, teammates who needed to win,” he added, expressing that he feels “extra relaxed and fewer pumped up” in Liquid.
YEKINDAR additionally underlined that there are a few variations in how Liquid play CS:GO, which he mentioned comes all the way down to the net period through the COVID pandemic, the place NA groups “stagnated.” However he added that he, nitr0, and the staff’s latest coach, daps, tried their hardest to catch up and put together effectively for the occasion in Cologne. “[We] labored for 14 hours on enhancing our recreation. We’ve got to play properly now. If we play badly, I can be disillusioned.”
YEKINDAR was benched from Virtus Professional on Might 23 following PGL Antwerp CS:GO Main. Liquid picked him up as a stand-in for IEM Cologne 2022 after the staff parted methods with shox.
Liquid will start their journey in Cologne towards Spirit at the moment at 12:30pm CT.