aurora: I Can Definitely Be Decisive and Get Tough

September 19, 2023

Sadly, the women's team had a rough start in the POWER League, with Aurora and her teammates facing four losses in a row. Surely, this was different from the beginning they visualized before kicking off the 24th season of the national CS:GO tournament.

However, there's no reason to be demoralized, not even a bit. Throughout the women's team's first four matches, they still showed promising potential and flashes of greatness. And like any new venture, the brand-new lineup is undergoing an essential adjustment phase, where focus is more on continuous growth instead of seeking immediate quick fixes or shortcuts.

aurora: Being the in-game leader is thrilling, yet it carries significant responsibility. It's crucial to make informed decisions and maintain composure during intense moments

This standpoint was underlined by the new in-game leader and team captain, aurora, as she reflected on the initial stages of guiding the newly assembled team last week.

aurora: We aim to win as much as possible, but nothing is guaranteed

- We knew beforehand that joining the POWER League would be an instructive and challenging experience. We haven't encountered any of these opponents before, so we don't know what level of competition to expect, says aurora.

- We aim to win as many matches as possible, but nothing is guaranteed. We need to step up and work incredibly hard! the in-game leader states.

As the new team captain, how has your initial period been?

- We have started on a truly thrilling journey. We are getting to know each other better each day, understanding people's sense of humor, personalities, and playing styles.

- We should have won the first qualification round for the ESL Impact Season 4 – it was frustrating to be eliminated before the decisive final match. In the second qualification, we were simply outplayed by a better team. This is what happens when you have a brand-new lineup that hasn't had a long time to play together. It's a costly lesson to pay but, on the other hand, a necessary investment.

- it was fantastic that we held our own against a long-standing team. So, let's focus on the bright side. If we continue to work hard, the results will eventually swing in our favor. We can go far in many tournaments if everyone is motivated and passionate about improvement. We need to enhance our communication on the server and better manage our in-game economy.

- It's important to note that we've been a team for just a month. Naturally, there are several aspects we still need to fine-tune, including our strategies with smokes and flashes. I strive to be fair and welcoming to everyone, but I can be decisive, get tough, and enforce discipline when needed. We're all here to compete and win! aurora underlines.

What are your thoughts on your new role as team captain?

- Being the in-game leader is thrilling, yet it carries significant responsibility. It's crucial to make informed decisions and maintain composure during intense moments. So far, I have managed well. My experience as the second caller on the previous roster has equipped me well for this role.

- In my role as an IGL, I am patient up to a point. It's all about learning from mistakes and fostering ambition. However, it can become quite frustrating if the same issues need to be addressed repeatedly. Fortunately, I have yet to encounter that situation.

- It's important to note that we've been a team for just a month. Naturally, there are several aspects we still need to fine-tune, including our strategies with smokes and flashes. I strive to be fair and welcoming to everyone, but I can be decisive, get tough, and enforce discipline when needed. We're all here to compete and win!

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- We have started on a truly thrilling journey. We are getting to know each other better each day, understanding people's sense of humor, personalities, and playing styles, aurora says.