Devilwalk: "jw is one of a kind"

Jonatan "Devilwalk" Lundberg and Markus "pronax" Wallsten sat down with Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen in the DreamArena Extreme after their $100,000 worth victory over NiP Gaming in the grand final of DreamHack Winter 2013 SteelSeries CS:GO Championship.

Fnatic's squad went from zero to hero in less than a year's time, going from being unknown players online to winning the biggest tournament in Counter-Strike history.

In this 8-minute interview, Lundberg and Wallsten chat about their victory, the new style of leadership, their star player Jesper "jw" Wecksell and more.

Check it out below, and make sure to stay for the bloopers at the end!

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Yeah, he really is...-_-
2013-12-01 18:07
jw best
2013-12-01 18:08
#10
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Brazil autismo 
+1
2013-12-01 18:18
jw best? lol what a joke. scream best.
2013-12-01 18:22
scream good but not best(jw best)
2013-12-01 18:25
jw best but not good(scream best)
2013-12-01 18:27
#32
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Brazil autismo 
scream best but not bestest (jw bestest)
2013-12-01 18:31
shox and Edouard smizth played better than scream ....
2013-12-01 19:15
(jw bwest)
2013-12-01 20:24
jw (scream)
2013-12-01 20:37
scream (jw)
2013-12-01 20:55
#118
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Ukraine kalitajke 
s (w)
2013-12-01 21:49
.
2013-12-02 13:51
who is Edouard?
2013-12-01 20:56
think that is smithzz
2013-12-01 21:00
Edouard "Smithzzz" Dubourdeau
2013-12-01 21:04
#54
SpawN | 
Iceland vasyl86 
jw best at least in DH Winter 2013 look at the player ratings
2013-12-01 18:59
#59
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Europe midi 
maybe best aimer not the best player(jw best)
2013-12-01 19:11
scream underperformed like hell throughout the whole tournament. JW didn't show any nerves so yeah, at this point, jw is the best.
2013-12-01 19:39
Scream worst player on VG during this tournament.
2013-12-01 21:32
You're so wrong, scream didn't show up for shit during the biggest LAN for CS:GO, great players show up when it counts, that and even at his prime he isn't the best, GTR & Shoxie are both far more consistent
2013-12-02 06:33
GTR always shows up in top notch in big tournaments! JW outplayed GTR this LAN! Go and watch old demos..Don't talk if you don't know shit about the past and history of GTR..
2013-12-03 08:23
Yo Umeroff, way to lose focus man, we clarifying Scream is not better than JW for the time being, use your mind man cmon now Umeroff
2013-12-03 10:55
maybe best aimer, not best player (jw best)
2013-12-02 13:49
jw is one of a Kid
2013-12-01 18:28
jw good but not best (jw best)
2013-12-01 18:43
too best or.... not too best?
2013-12-01 20:28
yes
2013-12-03 04:36
jw BESTTTTTTTTTTTT
2013-12-01 18:11
ofc jw best
2013-12-01 18:12
#6
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Sweden BenneDoT 
Devilwalk: jw is "one of a kind"
2013-12-01 18:13
True.
2013-12-01 18:14
JW BROTHA BEST
2013-12-01 18:14
#9
shox | 
Sweden okaynoyes 
Ofc (jw best)
2013-12-01 18:16
rofl the end
2013-12-01 18:19
pants off !
2013-12-01 18:19
Did anyone find out what cArn was doing on his laptop and ts3 ? behind them. Somepeople been saying cArn was cheating and giving info about NiP via ts3 :/ sad to think if it was true
2013-12-01 18:21
#18
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Finland joona 
:DDDDDDDDDDD yeah that would obviously work!
2013-12-01 18:22
Cause hey, there was not cameras and people recording from behind, who would have noticed. Sure. Hackz
2013-12-01 18:28
No sircoots said heaton and carn got to chance to have a laptop on them to listen on ts and twitter ect.
2013-12-01 18:28
listen on witter? wat?
2013-12-01 20:44
them to listen on ts and twitter ect. what are you on about
2013-12-01 20:54
it was not true. Carn had noise cancelling headphones and his screen was just the desktop (not ingame). All he could do was talk to them on TS3, which is exactly what all managers do when they stand behind their team.
2013-12-01 18:34
He talks about it around 6:48.
2013-12-01 18:36
Yeh noone cares adrbb
2013-12-01 19:08
Do you really think Dreamhack wouldn't have done anything earlier then? Just think about it and then you easily should come to the conclusion that this would never have happened. At least not the whole match without someone doing against it. haha
2013-12-01 18:41
How could he? He had the insulating headphones and couldnt see nip:s screens. Heaton got asked if he wanted to be in nips ts3 aswell.
2013-12-01 18:59
Please.. just accept that the game was fair-square :)
2013-12-01 19:01
y you are totally right Sir!
2013-12-01 19:11
Watching porn and distracting his team the whole time by playing porn tunes at full volume via ts3.
2013-12-01 19:41
It's called coaching, most teams on the CoD pro scene have a coach. A coach can help keep track on how many opponents that are alive, time on the bomb, help with calling out the opponents position and ofc as a last resort he can help calling strats that way the team is harder to read.
2013-12-01 20:11
Haha
2013-12-01 21:34
haha the end is funny
2013-12-01 18:22
jw noob
2013-12-01 18:22
#19
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Sweden BenneDoT 
dust4 rofl
2013-12-01 18:23
bacon best and lmao the end
2013-12-01 18:24
#23
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
haha funny
2013-12-01 18:25
topic sounds for me that it is something about gay relationships in fnatic
2013-12-01 18:26
how did you become so mentally focused on homosexuality?
2013-12-01 18:44
Why? Does that make you jealous? Do you want jw all to yourself? Does it send you into a compassionate rage every time you see him with another guy?
2013-12-01 20:27
fuck sake, u got it :|
2013-12-01 21:15
DUST FOUR
2013-12-01 18:30
Heh, I remember creating an account on Pokeroff to play those $250 freerolls on Full Tilt. Anyway are you making it in Poker?
2013-12-01 20:21
I'm making it on Pokeroff ;) And how are you doing in poker, btw?
2013-12-02 07:59
that ending though.. haha
2013-12-01 18:31
VAlVe add de_dust4. For crying out loud!
2013-12-01 18:32
dust4 ftw !
2013-12-01 18:33
#35
Poland jMS 
Devilwalk: jw best
2013-12-01 18:33
#42
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India c0rvus 
JW best.
2013-12-01 18:38
TRUE
2013-12-03 20:48
bloopers!
2013-12-01 18:43
i think i could hear you on the background. am i right?
2013-12-02 12:17
Whaaaaaaaaaat ? Correct.
2013-12-02 15:46
#47
Romania blg- 
jw good but not best (fnatic best)!
2013-12-01 18:46
Why do Swedish people never pronounce J words like joy, jump, etc correctly?
2013-12-01 18:51
Because we pronounce the letter differently, you'd think that be obvious but well
2013-12-01 18:53
There are enough countries who pronounce some letters differently, why have exactly swedish people problems with the j?
2013-12-01 18:55
I don't know. I don't say Y instead of J(I speak English on a regular basis though) it's just the case that many Swedish people say it like we do in Swedish.
2013-12-01 19:28
he just fucking told you xD
2013-12-01 19:35
In our language we pronounce J exactly the same way you do. It's the case with many languages actually. The English pronunciation problem is really Swedish though.
2013-12-01 19:04
If you said the letter like we did you would say Yoe instead of Joe too. Unless you get taught other because we don't.
2013-12-01 19:29
Spanish people will address someone named "James" as "James" and not "Hames". I have a Polish friend whose last name is "Swiecca". I do not pronounce this the english way, "Swy - kka" but instead the polish way "Shh Vee Ezz A" There is really no excuse.
2013-12-01 20:48
and how many languages do you speak? but hey, atleast you know how to pronounce one of your friends last game. golf clap for american language skill
2013-12-01 21:27
Oh, how can we go on in our lives without an excuse for this? Most people I've heard pronounce "J" correctly anyway. It might be a regional thing.
2013-12-01 21:56
"There is really no excuse" That's a bit rich coming from an americlap. You do realize that while pronax' pronounciation might not be perfect, he speaks pretty much fluent english, like most swedes do. Honestly, Im pretty sure USA is one of the worst countries in the developed world when it comes to polyglotism.
2013-12-01 21:58
haha this is true. I actually think Americans speak about eight tenths of a language, deducting points for rednecks and ebonics.
2013-12-02 19:06
If I was coming up with an excuse I would do that I simply explained why Swedish people don't say J properly.
2013-12-01 22:15
could you give me an example in the video?
2013-12-01 19:37
~0:25 the word Joy. It wasn't the best example but it just reminded me of this question, so I asked it.
2013-12-01 22:20
I thought it sound correct, but I guess I cant judge since I'm Swedish myself.
2013-12-01 22:46
I watched the first 10 sec only and I heard he say Joy, it was correctly pronounced by devilwalk, don't know if they said it wrong later though. thelocal.se/20131107/swedes-ranked-again..
2013-12-01 19:58
Actually the word Joy at 0:25 or so was what ticked me off. It was pronounced in a rather Swedish way and reminded me that this happens in a lot of interviews with Swedish players and I never got around to asking this question.
2013-12-01 22:19
I bet in general swedish people speak better english than whatever shithole of a country you come from
2013-12-01 22:51
Ah, I'm not bothered. In general they may be but I don't carry much empathy for others nor hold any patriotic feelings so I'm quite alright about it.
2013-12-01 22:54
why the fuck did you have to insult him? he just pointed out a peculiar pronouncination, instead you take it personally and get mad, like a child.
2013-12-02 13:47
jw not the best(jw better than the best)
2013-12-01 18:53
jw texas holdEm best
2013-12-01 18:53
jw never seen in world top10 according hltv.org
2013-12-01 18:57
is it just me or lurrpis shaved the stache?
2013-12-01 19:11
Movember is over.
2013-12-01 19:26
Thank you lurppis for the interview.
2013-12-01 19:12
How old is pronax?
2013-12-01 19:16
22 i think
2013-12-01 19:22
Pronax mind raped NiP. MVP of the finals over JW imo. Perfect calls every time.
2013-12-01 19:18
maybe one of a kind, but not best (jw best)
2013-12-01 19:20
cu @ dust4
2013-12-01 19:22
That description would fit in better for ScreaM, or KennyS.
2013-12-01 19:23
#132
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
lol..
2013-12-01 23:14
Pronax should get lots more kudos for the finals win as he read NiPs strats like an open book
2013-12-01 19:25
pronax is God hahahaha
2013-12-01 19:28
Tgwri1s, if only you'd made the tile of the article as Devilwalk:"jw best" :D
2013-12-01 19:32
Wasted opportunity
2013-12-01 23:16
we actually discussed this at length
2013-12-02 10:48
What made you not go for it? It really felt like a squandered opportunity!
2013-12-02 11:02
It's an actual quote from the interview! haha
2013-12-02 19:06
#195
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
jw [may be] one of a kind [but not the]best (jw bestest)
2013-12-03 02:20
#79
neeve | 
Portugal neeve 
We need more of these fails of making-of! :)
2013-12-01 19:36
(flusha best)
2013-12-01 19:54
pronax better all
2013-12-01 19:56
#88
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Brazil akak1 
CRY MODDII
2013-12-01 19:59
(jw best)
2013-12-01 20:12
I remember Lurppis always trashing Pronax's teams on [Pod]cast, or did I get it wrong? (Can't remember for sure) Anyway nice interview!
2013-12-01 20:15
u should always do this bloopers at the end of every interview rly!
2013-12-01 20:19
this is the first time an interview i've done on hltv.org had any bloopers, normally it's smooth sailing from the get go. can't make a video out of what doesn't exist. just a perfect storm of being tired and unable to focus this time
2013-12-01 20:48
Gj lurppis. Best interview I've watched from a quite long time.
2013-12-01 20:21
ye, ok, just put it in the next interview if u'll get the chance to get smh funny next time :D
2013-12-01 21:46
Suddenly (jw best) does not seem such a joke. but pronax is a wizard
2013-12-01 21:03
didn't know carn gave ingame advice, that is REALLY controversial. In a sense fnatic had a 6th player, who could possibly see all monitors. That is a huge advantage if he keeps informing what he sees. There should be clear rules about this 'coach' thing.
2013-12-01 21:28
actually if its directly after the round it is yeah (or during ) . Cause Igl have to play the game then gave the new directive . Whereas carn just watch like a demo and can give more clear advice . but whatever fnatic played well and deserved
2013-12-01 21:33
What is the big deal? every team can have their manager coaching them... Look at the CoD Pro scene, most of the teams have a coach and a coach is even more helpful in CoD.
2013-12-01 21:48
#133
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
no1 cares about cod brah
2013-12-01 23:14
Not true, not true at all.
2013-12-01 23:26
Cod was just an example, could be any game..
2013-12-02 03:24
#158
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Finland FRGVN 
as #117 said what is the deal? NiP were given the chance to do the same thing but they did not want to.
2013-12-02 06:46
ahaha
2013-12-01 21:51
BLOOPERS PRONAX lolololol
2013-12-01 22:05
pronax, lurppis: Movember is over. If you can't grow one, shave it off!
2013-12-01 22:11
come on lets play dust4!!! Bring dust4 2 us :))
2013-12-01 22:34
jw the best
2013-12-01 22:54
these guys seem like complete legends
2013-12-01 23:16
#136
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New Zealand black0ut 
hahaha dust4
2013-12-01 23:17
Great interview esp. the last part :)) Thank you guys for doing this!
2013-12-02 00:16
"the biggest tournament in Counter-Strike history." CGS 2008 (CS: Source)$455,000.00 esportsearnings.com/tournaments
2013-12-02 00:18
Saucers does not count in our community, you should know that.
2013-12-02 00:44
That's a joke... so money is all that matters to give the title of "biggest in history"?
2013-12-02 13:21
It's not about the money, money, money We don't need your money, money, money We just wanna make the world dance, Forget about the price tag It's about the players and viewers.
2013-12-02 15:21
That was not a CS tournament, that was a mixture.
2013-12-02 15:28
Imo the "biggest" in history has to be some 1.6 tournament where all the best teams attended. Maybe an IEM or something. CS:GO good, but not best (1.6 best)
2013-12-03 01:43
lol very nice interview
2013-12-02 01:03
its funny how this team have changed my mind about them. in the beginning of this year i accused them for cheating (not flusha tho). After cph games they proved me wrong and i actually became a fan. Ever since then ive been cheering for this team and i know theese guys work hard for their success. <3 flusha and thanks for mentioning my name in the fragbite interview, hahaha.
2013-12-02 01:30
So you're pretty much admitting to being a bandwagoner, huh?
2013-12-03 02:29
ahahaaa nice interview guys, the final is epic
2013-12-02 02:09
#145
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Russia 6aLo4ka~ 
(jw best)
2013-12-02 02:13
NiP-jw-
2013-12-02 02:36
jw bestest of the bestest of the bestestestestest
2013-12-02 02:46
u guys should always include bloobers at the end of such videos
2013-12-02 04:55
J of a W
2013-12-02 05:21
dat mustache
2013-12-02 06:31
dust4 lol
2013-12-02 07:26
interview best
2013-12-02 09:04
#164
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
hahhaaha the end was so funny! really good idea to put blooper <3 gratz fnatic and gratz pronax & dw really nice guys. keep improving you have huge potential next tournament will not be easy
2013-12-02 09:12
The greatest talent sweden has produced in a long time. LMOA
2013-12-02 10:41
#172
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Azerbaijan Talley 
haha pronax is a cool guy. Well done fnatic. NiP were saving strats for DH Winter 2014
2013-12-02 11:52
Hahahaha!! I lol'd so hard.
2013-12-02 12:15
CONGRATS BOYS <3 <3
2013-12-02 11:56
devilwalk = guy fawkes mask
2013-12-02 12:02
jw is so Fucking Good i Cant believe it.. hopefUlly we will see him In NIp instead of FifflareN sometimes.
2013-12-02 12:19
#182
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
most likely will be a LGB player going to NiP,olof or dennis(the latest having played with gtr and f0rest in the past)
2013-12-02 13:56
There is just no point for jw to change team as he just won DH with fnatic.
2013-12-02 22:01
lol jw best
2013-12-02 15:24
no one bester jw, he definetly best
2013-12-02 16:41
How old are JW?
2013-12-02 22:24
hello
2013-12-03 02:32
jw not best (im best) XAXAXA)))))
2013-12-03 09:02
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