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We got hold of Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas following ESC Gaming's defeat to Ninjas in Pyjamas and discussed with the Polish veteran his team's campaign at Mad Catz.
After coming out on top of the SLTV StarLadder and the CS:GO tournament at IEM Poland, ESC Gaming were denied entry into the Mad Catz final after losing to NiP on two maps (16-8 de_dust2_se, 16-12 de_inferno_se).
The Polish side were then inflicted more misery in the bronze final, this time by VeryGames, as a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the French team saw them finish outside the bubble.
In this 11-minute long interview, Wojtas talks about the defeats to NiP and n!faculty, the players' obsession with stats against weaker sides and the difference between the way the team play on LAN and online. He also comments on NiP's dominance in the CS:GO scene, stating that it is "killing the game".
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Hope their bootcamp goes well, ESC are so cool
Post edited 2013-02-25 02:43:43
Go Go ESC!
Sad they didn't take the last game against VG serious, but ye..they had only 4h of sleep and a very hard day.
Post edited 2013-02-25 03:13:11
Just look at the time in CS 1.6 when they were without a sponsor after showing poor results. They never even considered of being like the other teams that either retired or started to switching players - they just kept on going and became even stronger in the end, and out shined the SK "dreamteam" in 2011.
I have a great respect for ESC and TaZ and I really hope and think that they won't give up and will reach the top in a near future, good luck!
great person :D
edit: and great player ofc.
Post edited 2013-02-25 03:52:47
Post edited 2013-02-25 06:17:11
is to win a map with VG
It happened, they where the first to which to the game, and they are top-form. Only ones able to change this dominance is other pro-teams like ESC - you want an interesting scene? - work for it!
OT: Really great interview with Taz, it's always amazing to see someone this passionate about CS and I hope they will win the upcoming CPH Games :)
He is so humble, intelligent in his statements and great heart-warming guy.
I love to watch interviews like that.
Good luck in next tournament ESC.
dont lose hope taz you're still improving and you will be on the top if you just keep going stronK :)
Post edited 2013-02-25 16:16:21
Koreans did destroy the SC2 scene for viewers, atleast they did for me.
I loved watching sc2 even watched the GOMTV matches which is mostly korean only, but watching SC2 now is so predicteble its no longer fun.
You look at the brackets/groups at the start of a tournament en only look for Korean players, then u go up the bracket and so u can see where other players will find their downfall since they wont beat the Korean players. With the final ending up in Korean player 1 vs korean player 2.
But atleast there is competition between the Koreans.
The same thing now applies to CS:GO, at the start of the tournament u look at NIP, u look trough the bracket and already know where your favorite team will have to face nip. Since u also know they will lose the game there is no reason beeing excited, get your hopes up or even pray for a upset. This makes CSGO predictible and boring.
Is this NIP's fault? Offcourse not noone want to see them play worse or start throwing games, but their dominant position is not good for a community that is trying to climb back into E-sports as a Top Teer game.
Right now the entire First Person Shooter scene is loosing more and more ground comparing it to games like LoL, SC2, or even Dota2.
With a Million dollar tournament coming up for COD, new titles like shootmania, the CS scene cant have a boring competition, because the competitive scene is the only unique selling point CS has in the FPS scene.
Ohh TaaaZ! gl for CPH 2013!
the most important thing ! it is take more practice in this game!
Go do it at CPH dude <3