shox: "We are efficient versus NiP"
Epsilon's new in-game leader, Richard "shox" Papillon, talked to us about their de_cobblestone win versus NiP in the following interview.
NiP and Epsilon got cobblestone as the random pick in the match for first place in group A and with Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey on the helm of the attack, the Frenchmen got a solid 9-6 lead as Terrorists.
They didn't leave NiP much room to breathe as Counter-Terrorists, as they got seven straight rounds, which included a knife kill by Joey "fxy0" Schlosser. We talked to Richard "shox" Papillon about the match and the fact he took over the leading role after Gfinity.
Epsilon just beat NiP to top group A, kioShiMa obviously made it easier for you, but can you tell us about your thinking on the T side?
Richard "shox" Papillon: "The fact is, I think we are really efficient when we play versus HellRaisers and NiP because of their gamestyle, I mean we really love playing against teams like this. We analyzed their defence and they didn't change it, so we managed to get a few rounds, because I think on this game we adapted our game more than them."
Can you tell us what happened in the anti-eco, where Fifflaren ended up in a 1v2 with the bomb?
Richard "shox" Papillon: "We knew he had the bomb, me and fxy0 were on B, and he decided to go link. We waited, he planted the bomb, and I said to fxy0: "Let's go on the left side", because I knew he didn't have a weapon and if we play by this side, he can't really manage to get two kills. At least one and we get the revenge, so we did it like this and we got into the site, I smoked the bomb and defused it."
We've all seen the knife kill, how do you think fxy0 played that round?
Richard "shox" Papillon: "We told him directly that you can't do that, it's not fair play, and we hate that. We told him in-game and then we had to stay focused of course, and we told him after the match. I mean, we all have respect between every teams and every players. For two reasons, you never do that again, because one the match is never over, so you don't have to bring a knife like this because you're happy or whatever, the game can always turn around. Moreover the fact is, as I said, it's disrespectful. Anyway, we told him and I don't want to see it again."
I noticed you were sitting in the middle, are you calling now?
Richard "shox" Papillon: "Yeah, I'm calling. The fact is, I used to help GMX in the lead really often, and after Gfinity I said okay, I take it completely, that's better for the team."
Were you surprised at all that NiP wanted to play cobblestone, because it's a really open map and you have two good AWPs, which puts you on an advantage?
Richard "shox" Papillon: "Not really, we knew they fear us on inferno and they really don't like mirage, so we knew their bans. I think they knew our bans also, so it was between cache, dust2 and cobble."
NiP and HellRaisers are now playing for second place in group A, we will most likely pick one of the members to share their thoughts about the match and more.