We stumbled upon former g3x player Alexandre "gAuLeS" Chiqueta at DreamHack Summer 2012 and heard him out on some various topics.
Alexandre "gAuLeS" Chiqueta has been around both the Brazilian and international scene for years. It was he who created MK-T back in 2001, the team that later became g3x.
The Brazilian veteran has played in various tournaments across the globe. His biggest achievement would have to be taking fifth place at CPL Winter in 2005 together with g3x. After moving to mibr in 2007, he took his team to a fourth place at Intel Extreme Masters II.
With him acting as a coach and heading up the Brasil Gaming project and being present at DreamHack Summer 2012, we would be fools not to find time for him.
Having seen the team practice for nine days, are you confident they will go through the qualifier?
Yes. I am pretty confident. The team has practiced against some of the best squads in the world, like ESC Gaming, SK Gaming and fnatic, and they did pretty good. I think they have the confidence they didn't have before because they have been able to practice at Inferno Online, unlike earlier.
If you do manage to go through, do you see them beating giants like ESC Gaming and Natus Vincere?
Yes. I believe that because they usually watch a lot of demos in Brazil, but what they've been missing is proper practice. During the first two days at Inferno Online they lost a lot of matches. After some more practicing against top teams, they started to evaluate their games more and saw what could be changed.
The last tournaments the team has participated in they've usually had bad starts, but improved further into the games. This time it's different. They made their mistakes during the first days of practice, but now know how to play against the best teams. If we meet teams like SK or fnatic, I think it'll be fierce fights.
Traveling with them to Sweden, do you feel emotionally invested in the team?
Yes. I've played with them in the past, and it's really nice being a part of them. When they're practicing, I'm watching them, helping them with tactics and so on. We do everything together.
How well do you feel shemp fits the team?
He is a very skilled player. His play style reminds me a lot of those of Thiago "btt" Monteiro and Lincoln "fnx" Lau. He's played with some of the players in previous teams. It is his first big event, but I think he'll be one of the best players in the tournament.
If this goes the wrong way, will you consider focusing on a different lineup?
Yes. The project is like a soccer team. If you want, you can keep all the same players and not replace anyone, but if the team perform badly, the Brazilian fans and community will want changes. Our philosophy is having the best players of Brazil, and we know that the best Brazilian players who get the opportunity to practice at Inferno Online can beat anyone.
If we lose horribly, we will have to make changes.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
I hope Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will go big. I think Counter-Strike 1.6 is a great game, but we need a change. We cannot have the same game year after year, and many are asking for a new, great game. If Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fails, people will go back. We've seen this with Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike: Condition Zero.
Tournaments don't make the game, the community makes the game. If no one likes or picks up Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in a few months after its release, I think they'll make a U-turn.
What about CSPromod?
I haven't tried it yet, but some of the guys did. I think CSPromod is a great idea, but it has taken too long to get anywhere. However, we need tournaments with CSPromod and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It's the only way we can evaluate these games, and professional players need to give their feedback.
So, instead of putting two flags (SWE and CN), which would be prepostorous, they put the Ukranian flag), while gAuLeS was interviewed only about his thoughts about chances of the Brazil team.
DO NOT FEED THE TROLL
Well if a CoD player can be taken as a casual gamer, I'll tell you I'm sure they won't.
I've got a friend who plays CoD and he got to try out CS:GO. He was all mad saying it doesn't feel like 1.6 nor like a game such as CoD.
I'm not sure if a FPS with hybrid physics will success..
Well it's gonna be realesed on August so I don't think there will be aby drastic changes :(.
No, it's not another CoD.
As I said my friend is a CoDer and he personally thinks the recoil and everything is weird and bad (though he never played Counter-Strike).
That would be awesome.
But he was watching them everytime in this 9 days of prac, so if he says they are ready, who are us to say they aren't?
We will see if he is right. =)
But he did right, if you sak me. I think this team has potential to do some damage, let's just wait and see =D
You know, brazilian comunnity is full of trolls and if he wasn't confident of their potential, he should just shut up and don't talk that high, cuz people will probably troll him if they don't do damage.
The brazilan fans want kng...
maybe fnx fallen kng mch lrz :D
CoMe iNTo Me Teams by BRASIL
Great mind great ideas.
"shame on me"
u need a 4 player like fln
or give up