Perfecto - biography, career and interesting facts
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Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy is a Russian CS:GO player and was born on 24.11.1999. He currently plays for Natus Vincere and his roles on the team are Support and Lurker. At a young age, the current 21-year-old (as of Jan. 2021) already made it to the top of the world and has been playing on a team with big names like s1mple and electronic since early 2020.
On his Twitter account, Ilya was quite active at the end of 2020 and regularly posted updates on the current game events, but also the one or other giveaway. On his Instagram account, he keeps his roughly 150,000 followers up to date mainly through stories. New pictures come rather irregularly. The Russian also doesn't actively use his Twitch channel.
Perfecto - Career
Perfecto played in professional events for the first time in 2018 and tried to qualify for bigger events together with his team Atlants Gaming via numerous qualifiers. He spent around six months with Atlants before Syman Gaming took notice of him and signed the young talent.
At the Kazakh organization Ilya continued to convince with his great individual skills and all in all can look back on a very successful year with the team. First smaller successes in qualifications and a second place at the CIS Minor Championship - Berlin 2019 enabled him to participate in a major tournament for the first time.
Even though the event didn't go as planned and ended with an early elimination against AVANGAR on the 17th-19th place Perfecto got the chance to present himself on the big stage. The big breaktrough came about four months later. After GuardiaN has been benched, NAVI was looking for a new fifth player and decided to sign Ilya.
Perfecto - Achievements
His first S-Tier event was also his first participation in a major and probably the biggest success of his first two years as a professional player. With the transfer to Natus Vincere the big breakthrough came. Shortly after his arrival, the team already secured the second place at the ICE Challenge 2020 and shortly after the 1-3th place at the BLAST Premier: Spring Regular Season.
However, Perfecto's biggest success to date followed in March. At the IEM Masters XIV in Katowice, he and the team won one of the most prestigious tournaments in history, defeating G2 3-0 in the final. His total prize money is estimated at around $140,000 USD and the young Russian is one of the biggest new discoveries of 2020.