vilga: "[I want to] perform on the same level as good male pro teams"
For the fifth time in a row, Nigma Galaxy have won an ESL Impact competition, only dropping three maps since Season 1 in June 2022. Dust2.us' Jeffrey "Mnmzzz" Moore talked with the team's IGL, Ksenia "vilga "Kluenkova about the team's form, future goals, and the rise of competitiveness in the scene.
Please note that the full interview can be found below on YouTube, while the transcript has some key snippets from their conversation.
How does it feel to do it again and again and again and again and again?
It's amazing. It's hard to explain this feeling when you win the tournament you have been preparing for so long. Even though we have won every tournament, still every tournament is very important and amazing and we are one step closer for us to start winning against male teams.
You had that loss against NIP Impact and NAvi Javelins have been getting a little closer, but you proved when it's on LAN, Nigma Galaxy is the undisputed best. Do you think you just play so much better on LAN?
Definitely games on LAN and online are very different, I can feel it. I think the reason why we perform so well on LAN is because all of us have good experience already, winning experience. You need to have a champion mentality to stay strong no matter what, and we proved it so many times when we were winning 2on4, 2on5 situations. Talking about other teams, NIP and NAVI are really amazing teams and I think they are showing great CS but we are also improving, we are also working on our mistakes, we are not standing in the same spot.
Does it relax you that you are one of the absolute best or does it give you a heightened sense of responsibility to deliver?
Well, it motivates me to work even more because there are still goals I want to achieve. As I said, for example, to perform on the same level as good male pro teams. So for me, after so many years of playing, I think 16 or 17 years, every year I've playing and improving and basically learning more about this game and that's why I love it. I still have a lot of motivation and I will continue playing it.