The 18-year-old young player has been on NAVI since 2020. He is considered the best among NAVI's young players. He had the chance to gain experience in two different tournaments with NAVI's main roster.
How did headtr1ck perform in the two tournaments he participated in?
The first tournament headtr1ck participated in was ESL Pro League Season 15, where Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov was not able to participate in the first three matches. Headtr1ck underperformed in two of the three games he played. He played pretty well against Evil Geniuses. NAVI won all three matches 2-0.
Another tournament he participated in was BLAST Premier: Fall Groups 2022. In the group stage of Fall Groups 2022, NAVI's roster lacked s1mple and had headtr1ck instead. The absence of s1mple, especially in the defeat against Complexity in the first match, was talked about a lot, but headtr1ck was the only player of the team with a positive K/D ratio. In the other three matches he played, headtr1ck actually did not perform badly. NAVI was able to finish first in the group with headtr1ck on their roster.
I think the young player has the ability to take part in the top tier competition. Let's see if he can find a team to take part in these competitions. You can watch the matches where headtr1ck will take place in the future and place bets on Luckbox. Sign up now and get a 100% deposit bonus.
B1ad3 and ami's statements on headtr1ck
NAVI's coach Andrii "B1ad3" Horodenskyi said that headtr1ck wasn't ready for the top tier competition. According to the coach, headtr1ck was playing well for his age, but the NAVI Junior player was not ready for this level of competition. He also added:
“I think that he is not ready to play versus tier one comfortably enough. I see how passive he is sometimes because he doesn't know what to do, because he's afraid to do something, for example. Or he doesn't know how to do this, for example.
It's like you get experience, you go higher and higher on a hill, and from the hill you see more, you know what I mean? A metaphor. It's like this. At the moment, he has some potential, but he's not on the hill, he doesn't see what is going on there.
When he understands the macro, how it works on the map, I think it will be much easier for him to compete.”
NAVI's Head of Esports Amiran "ami" Rekhviashvili said that headtr1ck is ready to take the next step in his career and can play on a regular basis against the tier-one opposition.
“Over more than two years at NAVI, he has shown himself to be a true professional and master of his craft,” ami said. “Along with his personal qualities, Daniil’s gaming skills make him a perfect candidate for any top team.
“headtr1ck is the breakout star of the academy League. He played as part of the main roster and delivered excellent performances in recent tournaments. Daniil has long outgrown the academy, and we would love to give him a chance to showcase himself at a higher level.”
Let's see what will happen in the future for the CS:GO player trained by NAVI Academy. Ami, who was involved in his training, has no doubt that headtr1ck will be a top tier player. If you are wondering what awaits headtr1ck in the future, you can be informed by staying on Luckbox.