Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen caught up with the captain of Gambit CS:GO, Daniil "Zeus" Teslenko, before ELEAGUE Major to talk about his past and current teams, and the state of the competitive CS:GO. You can read an entire interview here.
Having joined Gambit to continue your career, how is it playing for a different team after nearly seven years of representing Na`Vi? At 29 years old, how much longer do you believe you can realistically continue playing Counter-Strike? Do you even see age as being an issue in the modern day scene?
I like playing here even more than in Na'Vi, because the guys here are more mature and I like working with them. Plus I'm working with my friend and our coach Kane, we've known each other for a while. Regarding age, I'm not sure. I feel it, but this is where experience kicks in, and with experience you can win. Question is, will that experience be enough to become #1 in the world? Time will tell. But I think experience gives me the chance to stay on top, so age is not an issue.
What are your short- , medium- and long-term goals for Gambit?
Our main goal is the major, we practiced a lot, wouldn't say I'm 100% happy but the event will show our work. In general, the goal is to get top eight and we'll try our best to achieve it.