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HLTV.org sat down with Bruno "bit" Fukuda Lima ahead of the DreamHack Summer 2012 tournament to question him about the upcoming event and more.
This year's summer edition of DreamHack will be upon us in less than one week, gathering many of the world's best gamers of various game genres to fight for glory and prizes.
Brasil Gaming, composed of some of the very best players to have graced Brazilian Counter-Strike, are among them. The team has been spending a lot of time at the famous Inferno Online venue in Stockholm practicing for the grand event.
In-between the team's heavy practice schedule, we talked to former mibr talent Bruno "bit" Fukuda Lima, who usually carries the playArt banner, but is representing Brasil Gaming for DreamHack.
Find out how Fukuda Lima and his team has been preparing, what he thinks is required for leading a team through an event such as DreamHack and much more in this interview.
How confident are you going into the on-site qualifier for DreamHack Summer 2012?
We are confident going into the tournament. Finally we have another chance to get some decent practice in before going into a tournament. It's really nice to see how much we've improved since we arrived at Inferno Online. These eight days of practice will definitely make our game stronger and boost our confidence, which is also a very important factor when big games are up ahead.
The qualifier will most likely not be a stroll through the park. Do you fear anyone in particular?
We all know that no team is unbeatable, but we will have to give it our 100% if we want to go through the qualifier before facing the best teams in the world. To be honest, I don't know too much about the teams who are attending the qualifier. I've heard eSrael won't be playing because of exams, and I have no idea about Anexis, but there will be other good teams like Virtus.pro, zNation, a2g.
Why have you brought along Thiago "btt" Monteiro and not your teammate Bruno "bruno" Ono?
One month ago, there was a poll wherein the top Brazilian players were listed. People could vote for the lineup they wanted to represent Brasil.AMD at Handy Show Games Cup. Following this tournament, [Alexandre "gAuLeS" Chiqueta] decided to continue with the current lineup for DreamHack Summer. This is, however, a different thing, we're still playing for playArt.
Tell us a bit about your cooperation with Brasil Gaming.
Brasil Gaming was created just a few months ago, but are in my eyes one of the best organizations in the world already. AMD is doing great work, like helping them send players to different countries, which is a big incentive for Brazilian gamers of all genres.
Alexandre "gAuLeS" Chiqueta will also be by your side at DreamHack. Can we expect to see him cheer you on in the same way Aleksander "ZeroGravity" Kokhanovsky has been seen doing for Natus Vincere?
Haha. I think that they have different roles, because gAuLeS will be trying to help us with tactics and that sort of stuff, while ZeroGravity looks like he's there to boost their motivation etc. But I can't really say for sure since I don't know him.
You have played together with Monteiro in different teams for years. What do you think his main qualities are?
Both btt and [Lincoln "fnx" Lau] are aggressive players, especially on CT sides of maps, so their plays fit together very well. This is what we will have to focus on to get 100% out of both players.
I might be getting your hopes up by asking this question... What would be your ultimate dream scenario at DreamHack? ABBA reunion on stage after you win the whole event? Being overrun by jailbait as you claim the winning round of the final? Only your imagination limits the possibilities in this question.
Haha, that's a good question. I was here for last year's DreamHack Summer, watching mTw versus SK Gaming in the final was awesome, and seeing such a big and great crowd, even though most of the audience will probably cheer for a Swedish or European team, it would definitely be a great feeling getting to play in front of them.
We have not been able to reach a big final like this for some years now, but we are working really hard to get there again.
If you do gain access to the main tournament, what group are you hoping to be entered into?
There are no opponents or group we'd choose over the other, to be honest, because both groups contain three great teams each. Right now we're hoping to reach the main tournament and play our best, at least reaching the semifinals.
How do you feel about DreamHack focusing less and less on Counter-Strike as a tournament title?
Well, most people still prefer Counter-Strike 1.6, including me, and CS has its own history after all these years. We just hope that a possible next game will become as perfect as Counter-Strike 1.6 is.
Could Counter-Strike: Global Offensive be the next game?
I can't say too much about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive because I have only played it a couple of times, and that was against bots, not real people. Let's just hope they will keep working hard to make the game better.
You have been bootcamping at Inferno Online in Stockholm. How have your preparations been?
We have been putting in a lot of hours in our preparation, trying to start at 11:00 AM to talk about tactics and such, thinking about what we can do and discussing a lot. Then we pretty much practice against teams from 15:00 until midnight.
From a leader's perspective, what traits do you think are necessary for leading a team through an event such as DreamHack?
I guess you have to be a 100% focused to read the match well and call the right shots at the right time. Winning pistol rounds is really important, too, so it's a mixture between good tactics, reading your opponent and, of course, getting crucial kills.
I am assuming what you just described will be very important in the qualifying phase, seeing how the qualifier will be played out in a best-of-one manner. How do you feel about this format?
It's hard to predict, but there are always reasons to worry about it. For instance, with this format, you know that if you make a crucial mistake, it can cost you everything and thus send you crashing. Luckily, we are confident and satisified with how things have been going so far.
How much does your game revolve around Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's AWP play?
It depends on what maps we will be playing, just like any other team. Of course there are maps where it will be a big advantage for us having FalleN on fire, for example de_train or de_dust2, but we can still use his abilities to make a difference in situations, like, where our economic situation is rather poor, because he is really good with the Famas.
He is a big part of our team, just like [Yegor "markeloff" Markelov] is for Natus Vincere and [Marcus "Delpan" Larsson] for SK Gaming.
If Toledo does not hit his shots, can someone else step up as much as he is expected to?
We are all working really hard for this to be a great tournament for our sake, so I believe that if he does not hit any of his shots, any other player on our team will be there to help out.
Is attending more events under the Brasil Gaming banner a possibility in the future?
Yes. I'm not sure what our calendar looks like right now, but we will definitely be playing tournaments. We just have to thank our sponsors, AMD and CoolerMaster, a lot for this great opportunity and show them how much we are working to make everything go our way again. If we keep this up for some time, there will definitely be results.
Brasil Gaming's DreamHack Summer 2012 venture starts on the opening day of the enormous event, June 16, with the qualifier scheduled to start 17:00.
Brasil Gaming are represented by:
Bruno "bit" Lima
Thiago "btt" monteiro
Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo
Lincoln "fnx" Lau
Eduardo "shemp" Ferreira
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GL at DH :)
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1/2 playArt ( bit, fnx, fallen, bruno, shemp )
1/2 GamerHouse ( kNg, fv, lrz, rikz, ck )
3 GameCrashers ( BTT, cky, urb, mch, Maluk3 )
paiN is now ex-semXorah, they're top 6~8 I guess...
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I used to like PT teams and PT cs, I always seem PT as brothers but dont come to me with this, cause you know it isn't true. CS br were alreays better than PT and still being.
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top2 atm its GamerHouse..
top3 br = playart gamerhouse gamecrashers
all those 3 >>>> k1ck
not even in your best days!!
the top1 team from ur country is a joke.
u guys cant win against playArt and u know it , u just dont want to admit it, end.
COOL STORY BRO
brazilians best team its playArt and they are like 1000000x better than k1ck.n00bs
i was just joking, jesus, why are all this guys so sensitive?!
He made a funny joke that is true if you look at the line-ups attending DH Summer.
AND NO HE DID NOT SAY THAT K1CK COULD BEAT ANY TEAM OR THAT HE EVEN CHEERED FOR THEM?!?!?!???
go home now ridiculous fanboy :*
ashamed of myself?! why u fucking idiot? do u know me from anywhere? do u know what im doing with my life?! huh? i should be ashamed because of a comment on a website? get the f**k out of here idiot!!
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I think that u cant cheer for them 'cause they don't like to play tournaments
or if they like, why i never see them causing some damage in the others teams? :/
unfortunately, here in brazil, we dont have a good internet connection, so, we can play only with the brazilian teams, but in ur country, i rly think that ur team should be better, thinking that u can play with all europe
anw, PT sucks, there are only 2 players that i can respect (fox and coachi), i rly like to see this kind of comment, it is always written for frustrated fanboys xDD
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he is a good player, excellent awper but, if you should respect a portuguese player it should be coachi and axon !
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just ignore them
There are some pretty decent names in the BYOC qualifier and even more so if Anexis attends (who have played extremely well lately). I wouldn't be surprised if Brasil Gaming doesn't make it out of BYOC.
But best of luck to them!
"We all know that no team is unbeatable, but we will have to give it our 100% if we want to go through the qualifier before facing the best teams in the world."
there are better senteces that could be used
Brasil vs ESC
Brasil vs eSrael
GL guys ! =D
That's too sensationalist. There are no context to that phrase on title. Thats make people think that he said: "We gonna rape everyone!"
BR guys give an interview and you send back a free hate on them. Nice.
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Will there be interviews with other players before the tournament?
sk > brasil
navi >> brasil 16 - 0
ESC > brasil
I so like it to see outsider coming to big tournament with such a great motivation and will!
Hope you can make the surprise and go top3 or top2 and why not dream of a 1st place!! :D
THANKS GOOGLE TRANSLATOR! GO AMD.BRASIL
Bit is supersmart, no average human could think that
"bit" man =P teams confirmed ...SK, NaVi, ESC, Fnatic, Winfakt this is real level xD!....
play versus znation, virtus or a2g xD! easy of win Dreamhack....
training ! ....
they are represent southamerican =) gO ~~gL
bit is right.
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"The qualifier will most likely not be a stroll through the park. Do you fear anyone in particular?
We all know that no team is unbeatable, but we will have to give it our 100% if we want to go through the qualifier before facing the best teams in the world."
This time, they're doing EXACTLY what mibr used to do: one week bootcamp at Inferno Online before the tournament. That's how mibr managed to win ESWC, Dreamhack and GameGune coming from a country that has the worst internet you could imagine, without any good teams to practice with.
On the last two years they didn't have done this, that's why their level dropped so much since the golden mibr days. Now, FalleN is replacing cogu, and AMD is replacing mibr as main-rich-sponsor. I won't tell you they will win this tournament, but if they keep bootcamping like this for the next two or three big tournaments, you can expect this team to be able to repeat mibr history.
This time, I think at least two, maybe three more, and they will show their A-game, I hope it's enough to get close to SK, fnatic and Na'Vi level of teamplay.
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what do you want? a portuguese guy is trash talking a brazilian team, we're going to tras talk a portuguese team aswell
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I am expecting a rly good performance, maybe reaching the semi finals, but I dont see them winning DH right now.
I think if they keep doing this schedule(bootcamp+tournament) on europe, in a space of 3 more tournaments they will fight for 1st place.
Prove me wrong, though.
bit or FaLLen?
You guys are acting like this cause won against sX? Bitch pls, sX is not even top5 here in Brazil. They only have money, but they lack a lot of skill.
And in football... pls no comment. Brazil is the biggest football power of history. PT is not even top5.
he must be 14 or something like that..
everybody knows br>pt , just dont feed the troll!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... (pause to breath)... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH...
If they do, playoffs will be a big reality check though. The rest depends on their adaptability.
F*ck you BITch