DreamHack Las Vegas reaction: Unleash the Beast

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There was a strange parallel I noticed when I was watching DreamHack Vegas yesterday. The end of the day had Na’Vi play Mouz. In that game, NiKo returned to his legendary self and dropped a 37 bomb on Na’Vi. He basically won the game and was responsible for winning about 10 of the rounds by himself for Mouz. On the opposite side, s1mple had an alright game, but this isn’t the s1mple I wanted. This version of s1mple reminds me of when NiKo tried to play for the team in mouz by sacrificing his style to help them. That didn’t work nearly as well, and in s1mple’s case I don’t think it was working for him either.

Most superstars need to balance between playing for themselves and the team. Most should play for themselves (the exception being Coldzera, but even he understands that he has a pivotal role on his team). S1mple is one of the most dangerous players in the world when he’s allowed to be unchained. We saw that when he was on Liquid and at the first run of Na’Vi at ESL NY. I want to see him unleashed like NiKo was on Day 1 of Vegas.

NiKo and s1mple fighting each other at full power. Now that’s a match I’d love to see.

Slingshot senior columnist. StarCraft and CS:GO expert who pushes narratives over numbers. You can reach him at Stephen@Slingshotesports.com

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