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markeloff 1on1 1/4: "watched a lot of demos"

By Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Apr 26, 2012 23:17


ImageIn part 1 of this 1on1 Na`Vi's markeloff discusses how watching demos improved him as a player and how losing helped Na`Vi to win when it mattered most.

The mighty UA Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov of UA Natus Vincere is the next subject in the SK Gaming 1on1 series. The Ukrainian is best known for his incredible speed and accuracy with the AWP, in particular showcased on the CT side of maps like train and dust2. markeloff was the star player for Na`Vi during their 2010 run which saw them break the prize money record for a single year and win all three major titles.

In part one, of four, markeloff discusses his gaming related personality and approach, the jump up to playing at an elite level for 2010 and Na`Vi's ability to stay the course during that year.

Was markeloff always able to focus so well during his career? Why is he able to play at a high level regardless of the moment or the play of his team? How did he handle the jump up from being a good player to a great one? How has watching demos of opposing snipers helped markeloff? Was Na`Vi ever intimidated by the big names they faced early on? How did losing at smaller tournaments help Na`Vi win the bigger titles?



Timeline of topics

00:15
Difference between markeloff in-game (death stare) and out-of-the-game (smiling)

01:22
Ability to focus

02:11
Public perception of markeloff

03:02
Competitive nature, ability to play well even when Na`Vi wasn't playing well in 2011

04:43
Ability to play at a high level in seemingly every final

06:31
The jump up from being a good player to a great player

07:46
How joining Na`Vi affected markeloff's level

09:15
What changed for markeloff as a player

11:10
If markeloff of 2008 went in a time machine to 2010 would Na`Vi be as good?

11:26
Did he notice teams adapting to attacking him specifically?

13:43
Scouting opponents via demos

15:49
What goes through markeloff's mind when he's being rushed on CT side?

17:51
Pro sportsmen playing without thinking

19:31
Players getting more aggressive after they have a highlight round

20:03
Were Na`Vi ever intimidated by the elite players and teams?

23:47
Where would markeloff be right now if Na`Vi hadn't been formed?

24:57
Did it feel like Na`Vi was a team of destiny in 2010?

25:36
Was there a moment in 2010 when they realised they were an all-time great team?

27:16
What was Na`Vi's mentality like when they were on top?

29:05
How losing tournaments helped Na`Vi win the big tournaments


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