Pajkatt on returning to competitive play and joining Na`Vi

Esports Asia News
The new captain of Natus Vincere, Per Anders Olsson “Pajkatt” Lille, sat down with this week to discuss his return to competitive play. He was optimistic about joining Na`Vi alongside Danil “Dendi” Ishutin, Viktor “GeneRaL” Nigrini and Roman “rmN-” Paley, and he singled out rookie Position 5 support Malthe “Biver” Winther as a “great teammate” with a lot of potential. “We’ve played a number of practices against other teams before locking the roster. The whole process took two weeks,” Pajkatt said, according to a translation on Reddit. Though Na`Vi have traditionally fielded a CIS roster, the addition of Pajkatt (a Swede) and Biver (a Dane) makes for a more broadly European squad. Pajkatt said his Russian is improving, and he joked that he still remembers some basic Dota “expressions” from Alexander “XBOCT” Dashkevich and Sergey “G” Bragin back in the day. “We use English in-game and everything seems fine for now, we don’t experience any communication issues,” he said. If you list a prominent Dota organization, there’s a good chance Pajkatt has had a role in it. Through his career he has played for Evil Geniuses, Counter Logic Gaming, mousesports and Alliance. This year, he took a step back from competitive play to fill the role of coach for Digital Chaos on their road to the Grand Finals at The International 2016. The itch to play was still there, though. “I’ve had a lot of offers coming my way but none of them caught my interest,” he said. “I decided to try myself in a role of a coach in Digital Chaos because I wanted to help Martin ‘Saksa’ Sazdov and Rasmus ‘MiSeRy’ Filipsen. I’ve learned a lot about coaching but still wanted to play.” Pajkatt’s friendship with MiSeRy dates back at least as far as their time together on Evil Geniuses in 2012, and they played together on a lot of other teams throughout the years. But Pajkatt said he sees a reunion as unlikely. “Me and Rasmus played together for a very long time and had a lot of fun. Unfortunately, we were not able to achieve anything on a scale of big events, and if something doesn’t work out you should change things up,” Pajkatt said. “At that time I wasn’t that mature and didn’t focus on success. Don’t think we will play together again. Not because we have any bad blood, just because it’s a closed chapter.” Pajkatt said he and the team will be bootcamping in Kiev ahead of the Major there in April. So far, he’s already spent plenty of time adjusting to the new 7.00 patch, and he has only one real wish for the Dota devs: “Please, OSfrog, nerf shrines!”

Tags :

example, category, and, terms

Share This :