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cadiaN on facing NAVI: “They are huge favourites, they must not lose”

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Heroic find themselves preparing for their second Major playoffs appearance on the bounce, and they will be matching up against none other than the current trophy holders, Natus Vincere.

During a special live edition of HLTV Confirmed coming straight from Antwerp, Belgium, Casper “⁠cadiaN⁠” Møller sat down with HLTV to discuss his team’s chances to beat NAVI and win the Major, his recent beefs with Nikola “⁠NiKo⁠” Kovač and Lukas “⁠gla1ve⁠” Rossander, and what his team have to do to step up and reach their peak.

cadiaN has now led his squad to back-to-back Major playoffs

“I think it’s a tough bracket, but also you can’t play to avoid the best. If you want to be the best, you have to destroy them.” When specifically asked about playing Natus Vincere, cadiaN sought to put the pressure firmly on his opponents.

“It’s gonna remove some pressure, if you played Spirit or a national matchup like Flames, you would feel like you have to win… NAVI are huge huge favourites, they must not lose.”

cadiaN was later asked by a member of the live audience about his recent beef with G2‘s star rifler NiKo.

“The retweet that he did started a mental warfare, and I’m not gonna say I’m the king or master of mental warfare, but I definitely think I’m one of the players who gains more from situations like that.

“They’ve been better than me for so many years and all of a sudden I’m taking a rise and beating them, they were not expecting that two years ago. I think that’s hurting some people’s egos, to be honest.”

The IGL also answered a question regarding a rumoured altercation with gla1ve that occurred during ESL Pro League Season 15.

“For me, it’s an ongoing thing with Astralis and the organisation. I dislike a lot of the things they stand for, so I have a beef with them not just specifically gla1ve, but what happened at the breakfast stays at the breakfast. You know that code, right? (laughs).”

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In closing his portion of the show, cadiaN was asked about the level Heroic have been playing at so far, and what they have to fix in order to hit their peak.

“Maybe 85%, there’s still 15% to go.

“Decision making for sure, and communication. When the pressure got to us before sometimes, people would communicate less or not make plans, and now I have been saying ‘let’s rather make a shit plan and follow it, then we can learn from it, than not making a plan.’ I can’t make every plan.”

Heroic continue their Major campaign against Natus Vincere on Friday at 16:30 , and will hope to earn themselves a semi-final matchup with the winners of the match between Copenhagen Flames and ENCE.

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