Sam "RattlesnK" Gawn from Overrated Individuals sat with Christian "1nfiii" Weinert to touch upon various subjects, such as chemistry, team roles and his behavior in-game.
Gawn tries to explain how a team should work concerning the chemistry and the roles of each player. He points out how important it is to pick players carefully and even gives an example how it works in his team in particular.
While on the subject, RattlesnK emphasizes his opinion on snipers and goes on to say that Ninjas in Pyjamas are not going to be the best team when everyone catches up with them, if they do not have a top-tier sniper by then.
Towards the end of the interview the sniper and in-game leader of Overrated Individuals explains his personality and how it affects his teammates.
you from earth ?
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No flame just find it ironic brudda
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fine enough to such a random.
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I get you guys want to root for an underdog to beat NiP or some up-and-coming Source legends team but OI, let's face it, are just another team with normal-level talent in GO right now.
They really pulled themselves together before cph games, and it payed of.
Round differential: +530
Avg. score: 16-7
Doesn't look like NiP's in need of anything. Better opponents perhaps.
Edit: Should probably note that the stats are LAN only.
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Rattlesnake had his time in CS:S, a nonamer non the less to me, but in this game, he's nothing special.
... that .. felt good, thanks and fuck off you ugly cunt.
How many times are we going to read this ?:D Teams already had a lot of time and still nobody beat them.
And even if some teams will be able to fight with NIP, it will be maybe like 2/3 teams maximum this year.
He wants to join NiP [email protected]@, stop say this bullshit
NONE of the other teams have any right to critize a perfect team, tossers indeed
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Good ingame leaders like gob b, mooN, CHEF-KOCH and Kapio were very crucial for the German 1.6 teams. Since they're gone nothing filled that gap. Even though CS:GO is tacticwise much closer to CSS all these German CSS players, who play GO now, fail to come up with good tactics.
In 1.6 Germany was always in the top5 and most of the success was the result of good tactics. Aiming wise most Germans (expect players like cyx and roman) weren't up to the level of other international top players (and definitely not superior to them, so they couldn't make the difference with their aim - they had to come up with good tactics).
Just my opinion.
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never change winning team lineup!
Time will tell if hes right about nip. I think other teams are still a good bit off their pace atm still tho.
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f0rest has been known to awp and be very good at it. He could take the roll up.
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rattlesnk won cgs-winter 2011-cph 2012
Like everyone else was saying, the awp in this game isn't as impactful as it was in 1.6/css. Not to mention fifflaren is a competent enough awper to get the job done.
did you even watch that freakshow?
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Why do you regard them as one of the best teams in Europe?
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I know you and the other guys from CSS, I think we used to pracc against each other a couple of years back quite often. You were playing with some UK boys and that one crazy swede, fudzx or something like that.
Gl for your team in the future!
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I would really like if someone has this answers.
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guess whos gonna leave NiP first when shit hits the team ?
they played well on DH, yet nothing else apart from this 1 tourney. it is not enough
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you can still be black skinned, even you are white
you can you dominate someone when you loose? LOGIC?
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If they picked up an awper then it would make theyr regular non-awp rounds less consistent.
I agree the comments about NiP sniper are probably from many months back and are not relevant today. Fiff proving he is good enough...and don't forget having excellent teammates can make an awper's job easier.
the whining/raging is not a good thing though. Scandinavian teams are more professional than this and it shows...
Kritikal from infused does it a bit too but it's more gamesmanship with him, rather than just crying and hating on his teammates.
Maybe it's a UK thing :P
and i have to laugh at people who said
"OI top 2 already" without any official matches and they lost to some random uk team:D so funny
They may remain #1 team for a very long time, but they will not win every single LAN they compete in for the duration of their existence as a CS:GO team.
He believes Fifflaren as an AWP'er isn't talented enough to avoid being looked at as one of the first potential weak links, individually, which is a fair enough opinion considering the game is still in it's competitive infancy.
I am sure he knows what he is talking about and I absolutely agree what he said about NIP and the current Situation.
People saying let's face it, OI is just another normal pro Level Team and shit like that.
But it's only a matter of time, until at least a very few Teams keep up with NIP's actual Level.
I mean no matter how much Respect you got for NIP's actual Domination, you have to admit that NIP doesn't do anything magical or Shit like that, even you see them clearly dominate right now after almost hundred Officials, what is highly respectable.
NIP's Strength lay in the currently better Understandings of the general CSGO War Mechanism on a pro Level, means they are the Team what understands what is most effective with the acutal Gamemachanics, to dominate the Wars right now (pulling out the right Smokes to stop GO's to gain time,positioning right for the T Atacks, counter flashes, nadedamage and so on) plus they they have four Riflers which have an outstanding Weaponcontrol and training like shit to hold that highest Level they already reached. Plus they got Fifflaren as a AWP who does a good Job.
But, this whole 1.6 Talent and Source Talent shit back and forth.
I think we don't have to discuss about that other Players can't do things on the same Level as NIP in the near Future, cause that would be laughable.
Ofcourse Talent counts and ofcourse we are indivduals, but a Player like Get-Right is exactly the same way bounded to the possible Gamemachnics and what you can do wtih human skills as everybody else.
Means everything that's skillwise outstanding performed by a Player like Get-Right right now could get accomplished on the same Level by the right, trained and most important, experienced Player too.
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The top 1.6 teams that have come over to CSGO are the only ones with a hope. Navi mainly for me (they will shock everyone in Vienna) and ESC. VG were amazing in css and are VERY talented individuals who have adapted incredibly well to CSGO. If they can get their teamwork and individual play to the level of NIP then they also have a chance.
GTR's form seems to have dropped in the past few games but then Xizt and f0rest step up so WCYD!
It is clear that fifflaren has always been more comfortable rifling than using the AWP and in fact he took up the AWP to do a job for his team. The fact he has done better with the weapon (as with rifles he has always been good) was not something I predicted at the time of the interview. I just find it outstanding that HLTV.org have published my interview in the manner they have. It really was to get all of you having a good moan and to get a lot of comments. Thats media for you though.
As for everyone flaming our team and calling us shit it really is crazy considering we've barely played together at the moment. We have no strats, hardly played individually, and I have 10 exams during the next 2 weeks so havn't even considered our play at all. It would do everyone some good if people didn't judge everyone quite so quickly.
As I have said I really like Fifflaren, and so it would make me happy for him to continue playing extremely well. I certainly do not want to join NiP and for anyone who knows me this is quite obvious. Anyway, just thought it was necessary to make it clear as a lot of rubbish has been said here.
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What I meant in Terms of NIP's Strength.
I mean even I as a not team-based experienced Player who mainly played lame mixes in the last two years, where you can hardly learn so many things in the same amount as working together and focused in a real Team, concentrating on all important Game-Elements together, notice why NIP is so strong.
They doing their Things extremely good on the CT Side, like positioning really good and reacting to counter the Opponents T Attacks, smoking other T Attacks in the right moment to gain time, best counter flashes, best counternades and they always know what to do if they losing rounds, to shift their Game for successful Tactics of the Opponent.
And also playing on the T Side, they doing the best tacticwise to have mapcontrol at the most important Points and just playing their sucessful T Game with all Possibilities you got ingame.
And if you add that to the enormous Weaponcontrol all NIP Players have, you understand there real Strength.
The very first Matches I watched those NIP Guys as a CSGO Noob, I didn't even understood why they are so strong you know and just saw them owning everybody. But now I see from where the Wind blows.
If I would be implemented in a real Team on Pro Level I would take a exact look on NIP's Ingame-Play through Demos even if it tooks one to three whole Days, to adapt the things they doing better on all important Maps, as the Rest of the World right now.
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Come on! The will lose sooner or later, but then they might work on other strats, not kicking players.
he will never win even 5 rounds vs NiP
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he is shit.
I cant see any better options on the market tbh.
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