In Kiev for Starladder!

It’s quite chill to go to a tournament like this one. We’ve been here many times before so we are familiar with the country and it’s the same arena that we’ve been to the other times we’ve been here as well. Feels good to be able to only focus on the tournament and not have to think about anything else.

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Professional green screen! 😀

EGM has been staying at our team house the past week since we applied for the Russian visa together in Gothenburg. Me, EGM and Bummi went to watch a movie last Saturday together (Kung Fu Panda 3) and after that we went home to my and Bummi’s place and chilled. We streamed a hack ‘n’ slash game a bit and after that we played some Dota with me controlling the mouse and EGM controlling the keyboard.. 😀 Actually went better then expected! We won the first game but lost the second.

Been taking photos for the event today and played some pubs in our practice room. First game is tomorrow vs. VP after the first series is done so it will probably be around 12-13 CET. Guess you have to stay tuned and see if the first series is a 2-0 or a 2-1.

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Bulldog chilling with his phone
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Me and Loda messing around with face-swap.. 😀
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S4 during photo shoot
Will do our best to bring our [A]-game tomorrow!
Cheers,
Akke

New desk and visa!

Bought a new desk yesterday from Ikea along with some other things. Had a quite small desk before so it feels great to have a bigger one now!

Gonna apply for a Russian visa on Tuesday for the Epicenter tournament that is held in Moscow. Last time we were there was like in 2008 when I played with SK-Gaming. At that tournament I was playing with Loda, Bogdan, Hailo and the famous Russian player Ars-Art. I don’t really remember how we ended up playing together with Ars-Art, according to Liquipedia he joined us in 2008-02-29 and left the team in 2008-06-22 so it didn’t last for so long. He took good care of us while we were there at the event so it was a success even though we ended up 3rd or 4th place. This was also the event we met v1lat the first time and he took a picture of me and Loda holding a Ukrainian flag! 😀

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Played one of the shortest pubs in a long time together with Loda the other day. Went dual mid with Io and Tiny and it went so good for us that they gave up straight away :D. Trying to work a bit on my solo MMR as well – I was thinking that when I reach 5800 I will stream some Dota 😀 I’m at 5533 right now and going quite steady up but since I’m mostly playing party it might take some time ^^.

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Fast win for some easy MMR points! ^^

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Cheers,
Akke