TaZ: "Minimum placing is top two"

We sat down with Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas to talk about Virtus.pro at ESL One Katowice coming up in a few days and various other topics.

Our next pre-interview prior to ESL One Katowice is with Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas, whose Virtus.pro were among the teams securing the spot at the major from DreamHack Winter 2014.

Last year, Virtus.pro were coming into the tournament as underdogs and managed to win the whole tournament, only losing a single map throughout.

TaZ

 Virtus.pro are working hard on their preparation

This time, a similar feat will most likely be tougher than ever before due to the intense competition. Virtus.pro have been drawn into group D alongside TSM, Cloud9 and 3DMAX.

Read through the following interview to see what the Polish veteran had to say about a number of topics surrounding ESL One Katowice, as well as some questions unrelated to this week's major.

In case you missed our previous pre-interviews leading up to ESL One Katowice, check the table below:

Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács: "Our goal is to win the title"
Germany PENTA"Aware of [Titan's] strengths"
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson"We have something planned"
Australia Vox Eminor"Dark horse will be us or FlipSid3"
Finland Joona "natu" Leppänen"[stonde] will bring chaos"
Ukraine Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy"We don't feel any pressure"
Norway Morten "zEVES" Vollan"C9 can surprise in playoffs"
United States James "hazed" Cobb"We don't have a ceiling"
1. How confident do you feel with your preparation going into ESL One Katowice? Are you having a bootcamp or only practicing online? Is there something you focused on in particular (like new maps, individual form, scouting other teams)?
We were practicing online starting at 16oo CET since 3 weeks, now we are bootcamping, and we will stay here for total of 7 days. We are playing atleast 10 hours a day, making new tactics, playing aim maps and deathmatch. We are confident, we are putting a lot of work and we expect results. Anything outside of the final will be a failure for us. Still we are not putting all our chips on one event, we are preparing for upcoming 1,5 month of tournaments. We want to be consistent, and we want to win.
2. What do you think about your group? Can you go through each team and tell us how you think you match-up against them? Which two teams should be advancing to playoffs out of Virtus.pro, TSM, Cloud9 and 3DMAX?
Our group is the hardest. We have TSM who want to prove that aqusition of Karrigan will give them the first final in Major event. 3DMAX is the first finish team to attend Major, just after lineup change, they will be hungry to show their power without Allu. Cloud9 decided to travel to Europe one week earlier so they can bootcamp and throw some heavy punches. We like to play against all these teams, if we will do our homework properly, we will be ready to face any team. 2nd place will most likely be between TSM/C9, I wonder how will 3DMAX perform. I’d like 3dmax/c9 to advance over TSM, and us from first place. Time will show if hard work pays off.
3. What is the minimum placing your team will be satisfied with in Katowice? Do you feel any pressure to succeed, will you be extremely frustrated if you fail to reach your minimum goal?
Minimum placing is top2. I wouldn’t call it pressure, there will be thousands of people cheering for us, hoping for final with Virtus.pro, we don’t want to let them down. I don’t care about money u can win on that event, or fame, I want to win it for Poland. We will be frustrated if we fail, that is why we are putting strong effort on preperations.
4. The professional scene has probably never been as competitive as it is now going into this major, but who do you think will end up in the top4 (in no particular order)? And who do you see as the most likely surprise, whether to win it all or get out of the groups ahead of some big favorites?
Teams I see in the final four : vp,fnatic,nip,envy.  I think that Penta might suprise some teams, and I wouldn’t count out Titan, I guess in group A anything can happen, LGB seems like a strong team, but they tend to underperform for some reason… I’d love to see LGB/Penta to advance from Group A. 
5. Is there a player or two in your team who you will hope to make the biggest impact in order for the team to achieve its goal (whether in terms of fragging, calling the shots, awping, motivating the rest)?
I think that fragging and awaping is important for all the players, if we want to succeed, all players will have to add numbers. Still I think biggest impact will come from our tactical side - Kuben and Neo, if their calls will be clear and on point, we should be able to execute them. If we stay focused and think only about winning, we will succeed. 
6. How much is kuben involved in the team’s preparation? Can you see a difference already? Will we see him calling mid-round similarily to B1ad3 in HellRaisers at DHW?
I think that he can have big impact. When u are only 5 players, it is often hard to give advices, or point out mistakes to each other. Kuben has no problem with that, we listen to what he says, we know that his only interest is team  success.  I also like the open dialogue, it’s not like all what he says is holy, we are having discussions, not arguments. 
There is a big difference in how we pracctice, we don’t waste time, each game is a step forward. I don’t know how it will look durring ESL One, but if Kuben will be able to take some pressure of Neo in calling, it will be a huge boost. I can already see that durring our bootcamp. 
7. Have you been as motivated to practice and prepare this year as much as last year? How much time have you put in compared to then? 
We are more motivated this year than last one. We are putting alot of time into preperations, it looks better than last year from tactical side, but we are playing a little less because of that. We are starting at 12oo we finish around 1:00 AM, go figure if we are motivated. Most important part, you don’t feel burned out after all these hours, you feel improvement, and that is a good feeling.
8. There has been an increasingly high number of online leagues and cups lately. How did participating in them affect your team, do you think it helped in preparation or damaged you somehow? And how does it affect the scene in general in your opinion?
I guess is helps us more, we were starting our training from 16oo CET, just to be able to fix some tactics, and prepare better for upcomming frenzy of tournaments. We love to play official games. I would like to have less online games, but higher stakes. I understand ESEA/FaceIT/Starladder/PGL , but at some point teams won’t attend all events, because there will be no time for it, it is already hard, but I LOVE IT. 
9. What does your team think about the changes to Overpass and Cobblestone? Are the changes for the better or worse? Have you practiced them?
Overpass didnt really need much changes, and beside A, it’s not that big of a change. As for Cobblestone I like the changes they made for A alot, but changes to “drop spot” made this map very random. Id guess it’s a 50-50 score with changes, we play both maps and we like them alot.
10. Do you like the current state of the pistols, Tec-9 and CZ-75 in particular? Would you make any changes to them or are they all finally balanced enough for competitive play?
I wouldn’t make changes to pistols, even if they are overpowered, it is good for spectators and competition. Teams have to prepare 15 rounds, not 10, each round is hard and unpredictable. You get less free frags, you need to think.
11. Reportedly the sticker money from the previous major, DHW, was split according to how many of each team’s stickers were sold. Which way would you prefer it this time, an even split between all legends/challengers or distribution per selling amount? Or perhaps you would like to see a part of it added to prizemoney?
I trust VALVE and VP team leaders in what they are doing. It is hard to have it fair for all teams, on one side you want to split it equal, but then some teams put more effort into promotion/training/have better results. If you will win events, achieve good placements, you will have bigger fanbase. I believe that hard work should bring you financial backing. 
12. What is your stance on the current tournament system in the majors? Ever since DreamHack Winter 2013, the system has remained the same with a BO1 group stage, as well as a playoff spot securing a place in the next major. Would you change it in some way or keep it the same going forward?
I would love to have same system but with bo3. I think that nowdays there is huge possibility to upset a better prepered team on 1 map.
13. Since the start of 2015 the prize money in most tournaments started rising fast. Although no single tournament “outweighs” the majors yet, do you think that time will come? ESL One Katowice will be a huge event nevertheless - do you expect the viewership record will be broken? How many do you estimate will watch the grand final this time (record is around 500,000 from DHW)?
I know that viewership record will be broken. CSGO players are crazy and dedicated, they love to watch teams, bet on winners, learn new things. I’m confident that we will get a huge event like The International soon, players deserve it and viewers deserve it. Valve will deliver, I love these guys who travel to each Major, they are always open for a talk, and not only want the best for Valve, but also for players. It is obvious that your own life and your company has always a front run, but they love CS:GO and they were working on it from start, and it will not stop here.

How confident do you feel with your preparation going into ESL One Katowice? Are you having a bootcamp or only practicing online? Is there something you focused on in particular?

We were practicing online starting at 16:00 CET for three weeks, now we are bootcamping, and we will stay here for total of 7 days. We are playing atleast 10 hours a day, making new tactics, playing aim maps and deathmatch. We are confident, we are putting in a lot of work and we expect results. Anything outside of the final will be a failure for us. Still we are not putting all our chips on one event, we are preparing for upcoming 1.5 months of tournaments. We want to be consistent, and we want to win.

What do you think about your group? Can you go through each team and tell us how you think you match-up against them? Which two teams should be advancing to playoffs out of TSM, Cloud9, 3DMAX and yourselves?

Our group is the hardest. We have TSM, who want to prove that the acqusition of karrigan will give them the first final at a major event. 3DMAX is the first Finnish team to attend a major, just after a lineup change, they will be hungry to show their power without allu. Cloud9 decided to travel to Europe one week earlier so they can bootcamp and throw some heavy punches. We like to play against all these teams, if we do our homework properly, we will be ready to face any team. Second place will most likely be between TSM/C9, I wonder how will 3DMAX perform. I'd like 3DMAX/C9 to advance over TSM, and us from first place. Time will show if hard work pays off.

What is the minimum placing your team will be satisfied with in Katowice? Do you feel any pressure to succeed, will you be extremely frustrated if you fail to reach your minimum goal?

Minimum placing is top two. I wouldn't call it pressure, there will be thousands of people cheering for us, hoping for a final with Virtus.pro, we don't want to let them down. I don't care about money you can win at that event, or fame, I want to win it for Poland. We will be frustrated if we fail, that is why we are putting a strong effort into preparations.

The professional scene has probably never been as competitive as it is now going into this major, but who do you think will end up in the top four? And who do you see as the most likely surprise, whether to win it all or get out of the groups ahead of some big favorites?

Teams I see in the final four: VP, fnatic, NiP, EnVyUs. I think that PENTA might suprise some teams, and I wouldn't count Titan out, I guess in Group B anything can happen, LGB seems like a strong team, but they tend to underperform for some reason... I'd love to see LGB/PENTA to advance from Group B. 

Is there a player or two in your team who you will hope to make the biggest impact in order for the team to achieve its goal?

I think that fragging and AWPing is important for all the players, if we want to succeed, all players will have to add numbers. Still I think biggest impact will come from our tactical side - Kuben and Neo, if their calls are clear and on point, we should be able to execute them. If we stay focused and think only about winning, we will succeed. 


ESL One Katowice will be kuben's first tournament as a coach

How much is kuben involved in the team's preparation? Can you see a difference already? Will we see him calling mid-round similarly to B1ad3 in HellRaisers at DHW?

I think that he can have a big impact. When u are only five players, it is often hard to give advice, or point out mistakes to each other. Kuben has no problem with that, we listen to what he says, we know that his only interest is the team's success. I also like the open dialogue, it's not like all he says is holy, we are having discussions, not arguments. There is a big difference in how we practise, we don't waste time, each game is a step forward. I don't know how it will look during ESL One, but if Kuben is able to take some pressure off Neo in calling, it will be a huge boost. I can already see that during our bootcamp. 

Have you been as motivated to practice and prepare this year as much as last year? How much time have you put in compared to then? 

We are more motivated this year than last year. We are putting alot of time into preparations, it looks better than last year from a tactical side, but we are playing a little less because of that. We are starting at 12:00 and we finish at around 1:00 AM, go figure if we are motivated. Most important part, you don't feel burned out after all these hours, you feel improvement, and that is a good feeling.

There has been an increasingly high number of online leagues and cups lately. How did participating in them affect your team, do you think it helped in preparation or damaged you somehow? And how does it affect the scene in general in your opinion?

I guess it helps us more, we were starting our training from 16:00 CET, just to be able to fix some tactics, and prepare better for the upcoming frenzy of tournaments. We love to play official games. I would like to have less online games, but higher stakes. I understand ESEA/FACEIT/StarLadder/PGL, but at some point teams won't attend all events, because there will be no time for it, it is already hard, but I LOVE IT. 

What does your team think about the changes to Overpass and Cobblestone? Are the changes for the better or worse? Have you practiced them?

Overpass didn't really need many changes, and beside A, it's not that big of a change. As for Cobblestone, I like the changes they made for A alot, but the changes to "drop spot" made this map very random. I'd guess it's a 50-50 score with changes, we play both maps and we like them alot.

Do you like the current state of the pistols, Tec-9 and CZ-75 in particular? Would you make any changes to them or are they all finally balanced enough for competitive play?

I wouldn't make changes to pistols, even if they are overpowered, it is good for spectators and competition. Teams have to prepare for 15 rounds, not 10, each round is hard and unpredictable. You get less free frags, you need to think.

Neo vs. PENTA

kuben might be able to get some pressure off Neo, TaZ reckons

Reportedly the sticker money from the previous major, DHW, was split according to how many of each team's stickers were sold. Which way would you prefer it this time, an even split between all legends/challengers or distribution per selling amount? Or perhaps you would like to see a part of it added to prizemoney?

I trust Valve and VP team leaders in what they are doing. It is hard to have it fair for all teams, on one side you want to split it equally, but then some teams put more effort into promotion/training/have better results. If you win events, achieve good placements, you will have a bigger fanbase. I believe that hard work should bring you financial backing. 

What is your stance on the current tournament system in the majors? Ever since DreamHack Winter 2013, the system has remained the same with a BO1 group stage, as well as a playoff spot securing a place in the next major. Would you change it in some way or keep it the same going forward?

I would love to have same system but with BO3s. I think that nowadays there is a huge possibility to upset a better prepered team on one map.

Since the start of 2015 the prize money in most tournaments started rising fast. Although no single tournament "outweighs" the majors yet, do you think that time will come? ESL One Katowice will be a huge event nevertheless - do you expect the viewership record will be broken? How many do you estimate will watch the grand final this time?

I know that the viewership record will be broken. CS:GO players are crazy and dedicated, they love to watch teams, bet on winners, learn new things. I'm confident that we will get a huge event like The International soon, players deserve it and viewers deserve it. Valve will deliver, I love these guys who travel to each major, they are always open to a talk, and not only want the best for Valve, but also for players. It is obvious that your own life and your company has always a front run, but they love CS:GO and they were working on it from the start, and it will not stop here.

One more pre-interview with TSM's Finn "karrigan" Andersen will be released later today, and you can also expect HLTV.org's Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen's preview of the event as well.

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Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1723
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1419
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1322
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Finland Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
188
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Norway Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
289
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
United States James 'hazed' Cobb
James 'hazed' Cobb
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
712
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1467
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
gl vp :)
2015-03-10 20:02
rofl easily gone after groups :) C9 + TSM easily
2015-03-10 20:17
I know ahahaha
2015-03-10 20:24
VP/NaVi final confirmed. VP 2nd, as wanted.
2015-03-11 18:09
#60
TaZ | 
Poland reap3r 
2015-03-10 20:29
worst troll eu
2015-03-10 20:35
Na*
2015-03-10 21:30
haha nice try shroud ;)
2015-03-11 00:24
C9 and TSM are just cool logos with too much hype on them. (okay C9 are decent I just don't see TSM going far. i guess they have to prove me wrong)
2015-03-11 15:42
4Head at it again
2015-03-10 20:02
It's TazFace Kappa :D
2015-03-10 22:05
This guyyy
2015-03-10 20:02
sure
2015-03-10 20:02
lmao gl
2015-03-10 20:02
gl hf
2015-03-10 20:02
#10
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
GL TaZ ) my heart with Zeusya
2015-03-10 20:02
LOL n1 joke
2015-03-10 20:03
damn what a match its gonna be
2015-03-10 20:03
gl guyzzz i hope you will reach atleats semis!
2015-03-10 20:03
S
2015-03-10 20:04
hahaha vp suck no way
2015-03-10 20:04
#64
TaZ | 
Poland reap3r 
hey Kanye, check this website: www.loser.com :)
2015-03-10 20:31
nt swedick fakeflagger
2015-03-10 20:32
nt vp fanboy
2015-03-10 20:37
He got group A wrong - that's the group with Fnatic, NaVi, F3 and Vox. Group B is the one with LGB and Penta.
2015-03-10 20:05
hahaahhaa u wish, taz ma frend. get rekt
2015-03-10 20:05
They will beat nv at least
2015-03-10 20:06
Our group is the hardest. stop read
2015-03-10 20:06
because it is.
2015-03-10 20:16
their group is very hard out of possibilities TSM and C9 are very good teams
2015-03-10 20:45
I hope C9 has n0thing, shroud, and Shah show up this time and they get first in groups, I really do.
2015-03-10 21:16
they need tsm and vp in a slump to achieve that, c9 doing well is not enough.
2015-03-10 22:42
You act like C9 is bad when they play like they're supposed to. And yes, if they all three played well it is enough, regardless of how TSM and VP are doing, your fanboyism is showing.
2015-03-10 23:12
You try to tell me that C9's 3 players playing well is enough to beat t1 european team in normal shape. Who's fanboy here?
2015-03-11 01:50
I'm not a fanboy of any team lol, and yes they can. You seem to believe C9 is bad, when in fact when all the players pull their weight they can easily upset the likes of VP, TSM, etc. But keep thinking otherwise fanboy.
2015-03-11 02:41
Anyone can win anyone in bo1 so basically youvare right. I really wanted to see Cp do well but then they have 3/5 my fav teams in their group and now I just hope they lose all xd But ogog ptr!
2015-03-12 08:16
It's BO1 anything can happen dude.
2015-03-10 23:18
c9 aint that good tbh. ez for vp and tsm.
2015-03-10 22:52
nice xd
2015-03-10 20:07
gogogo VP!
2015-03-10 20:07
#26
Norway idtd 
inb4 6-8 xD
2015-03-10 20:08
5-8
2015-03-11 08:38
he is right ! VP's goal is top 2 in their group
2015-03-10 20:10
#45
 | 
Poland sajlent 
I don't know if you're aware of a fact that ex-dignitas never managed to win against VP on lan. At least not in previous year.
2015-03-10 20:19
#28
flusha | 
Lithuania jiffoe 
hahaha VP is soooooo naive
2015-03-10 20:10
Easy
2015-03-10 20:10
n1 ez vp vs 3dmax ez vp vs tsm. I wanna see that haters when vp win katowice 2015 ;) "they beat envy at least" "lmao" "joke" vp ez. and they arent showing their tactics.
2015-03-10 20:12
+1
2015-03-10 20:12
nice try Taz
2015-03-10 20:22
thats good.
2015-03-10 20:12
Laughed,thx to TaZMaNiaNTaRD
2015-03-10 20:15
2Head 3Head 4Head 5Head
2015-03-10 20:16
why so much vp haters boiz?
2015-03-10 20:17
+1
2015-03-10 20:19
In your dreams lol
2015-03-10 20:19
#43
France ro0t 
He means top 2 of group stage, right ?
2015-03-10 20:19
he mean all frech teams out of groups
2015-03-10 20:33
That would be sad for frech teams
2015-03-11 15:59
nip can't be bothered to post an interview?
2015-03-10 20:20
top 2 Kappa
2015-03-10 20:22
Good luck vp
2015-03-10 20:22
Won't even make it out the groups, atleast they're ambitious lmao
2015-03-10 20:24
^ dem brits without team
2015-03-10 20:28
weird how you could support VP when you have Envyus and Titan. Oh well, I will never understand some people
2015-03-10 20:45
titan is life vp is love envy </3
2015-03-10 20:55
#160
 | 
Greece hekzy 
why envy </3?
2015-03-11 09:26
yeah, top 4 team in the world will fail so bad at home town major.
2015-03-10 20:33
Well seeing as inshock lost to cloud9 16-2 and gamers2 got beaten by a tier 5 no-namer team in their home country, honestly wouldn't surprise me if VP go out in groups
2015-03-10 20:44
you compare inshock to c9? lmao g2 lost 14-16 vs clg and 17-19 to piter, and piter lost like 26-23 to Titan
2015-03-10 20:46
ooooh, so close! might aswell put them in Katowice right now!! Oh wait, that's not how it works. They lose games vs random Russians and American new comers = no Katowice No point even trying to argue now m8
2015-03-10 21:06
lol lets talk about envyus m8. i wanna see u when vp win katowice 2015.
2015-03-10 21:16
yep sure I'll remember to come back to this thread and congratulate you :)
2015-03-10 21:22
you thought that I had forgotten about this thread huh? where's VP now?
2015-03-14 22:37
losing to a team which won the entire tournament is sure equal to falling out in gorups ;)
2015-03-20 23:06
but noodl717 said that VP would win Katowice, and they didn't
2015-03-20 23:27
still better than any UK team
2015-03-10 21:47
okay mr. acoluahuacatl, I keep forgetting that if you have no flag it makes you the hardest man in the world. oops I forgot, again! it means you are too scared to have your own flag because its some stupid 3rd world country with a population of 9
2015-03-11 00:27
#142
Bosnia and Herzegovina IFC 
Wow. You have issues mate. Serious ones.
2015-03-11 00:59
rofl how could they not make it out of groups, they have the easiest one you're just another retarded brit
2015-03-11 01:21
4Head
2015-03-10 20:25
Good luck nV !
2015-03-10 20:28
titan
2015-03-10 20:29
#162
 | 
Greece hekzy 
y u no like envy?
2015-03-11 09:27
One of the favorites in Poland I guess. ;)
2015-03-10 20:28
nobody remember who have second place so you have to win it : ) and you will!! <3 VP! : )
2015-03-10 20:28
1. Fnatic 2. NiP 3.Envy 4.VP/Na`Vi/TSM
2015-03-10 20:57
So many haters... Omg. I'd love to see your mouths shut. :)
2015-03-10 20:28
GO VIRTUS.PRO !
2015-03-10 20:29
#63
Germany ynck 
i was acutally betting on csgl on VP but after that interview i gonna remove the bet gl anyway
2015-03-10 20:30
Yeah them playing 13hrs a day should really put you off mate
2015-03-11 08:02
#65
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
OK predictions 1) Final TSM - NIP - Winner TSM 2) Semifinal EnvyUS - NIP ( NIP 3) Semifinal Fnatic - TSM ( TSM ) iam from future believe me
2015-03-10 20:32
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA FROM ALL TEAMS TSM THE MASTERS OF CHOKING ON DICK IN SEMIS
2015-03-10 20:33
So many cunts who have never seen g5 on a polish tournament in 1.6. Although vp is made of 3 g5 members the rest is just as motivated and dedicated. VP will reach finals, even if they have to shit themselves. Mark my words
2015-03-10 20:32
ez for snax
2015-03-10 20:33
but remember g2 = new g5
2015-03-10 20:36
Why would they have to shit themselves?
2015-03-10 22:55
That's a pl saying translated to english. We tend to say it like "even if i have to shit myself i will pass this exam"
2015-03-10 23:06
Hahaha n1
2015-03-11 08:42
top2 in groupstages yeah
2015-03-10 20:34
LOOOOOOOOOOOL
2015-03-10 20:35
old man taz is a joke like vp sorry my kurwa friends but i dont see vp making it past semis
2015-03-10 20:39
''I don't care about money you can win at that event, or fame, I want to win it for Poland. '' <3 Taz
2015-03-10 20:44
#81
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Brazil mth^ 
kappa
2015-03-10 20:44
nice joke ))
2015-03-10 20:45
#85
Norway Jee6 
So Taz saying its ok to lose the final? ok :)
2015-03-10 20:45
maybe he understands that fnatic is pretty much unstoppable right now
2015-03-10 22:51
No they aren't
2015-03-11 08:42
#87
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Algeria colzero23 
lol
2015-03-10 20:47
today was the day i realized people unironically live in poland
2015-03-10 20:48
What if they are the biggest ironicals and we doesnt get them?
2015-03-10 22:26
NiP ez
2015-03-10 20:48
taz so much old to play cs will rekt in groups or semis
2015-03-10 20:50
TaZ talks a lot. I hope they will win the tournament once again or lose on the final. If that doesn't happen he will be an idiot.
2015-03-10 20:51
HAHA TAZ not going to happen
2015-03-10 20:53
#94
NEO | 
Poland m@rulek 
only first ! sverige rekt.
2015-03-10 20:54
we all know when virtus pro are training hard > fail. let everyone play the way they want with minimal tactics + some luck and you win . Evolution of Pasha really made a big dent in this team's consistency , there is no way around it , It really hurt his performance .
2015-03-10 20:55
top2? top4 only inc
2015-03-10 20:55
4Head = Taz Face (no space)
2015-03-10 20:56
4Head works thanks! Kappa
2015-03-10 21:12
ur whale cum
2015-03-10 21:15
inb4 vp drops out in group stages
2015-03-10 20:56
hehhe, would be fun tho, but C9 is much worse :D
2015-03-10 20:59
hmm maybe, we'll see
2015-03-10 21:36
topkek easy but gl
2015-03-10 21:16
#108
s1mple | 
Turkey Hemta1 
LOL. VP can go out of groups, but they'll get rekt by Major team EnVy. They can't be top #2, it's top #5..
2015-03-10 21:21
all in Virtus.pro
2015-03-10 21:23
get rekt vp, if they finish in top5 will be miracle
2015-03-10 21:53
Only first place :')
2015-03-10 21:53
Martin Tazher King has just had a dream. TaZ knows how to do the inception, because he already did it. Have you ever had a dream TaZ, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world, and the real world? Stop trying to win this event, just win!
2015-03-10 22:22
Dat Morpheus tho
2015-03-10 23:47
Broken promises hurt
2015-03-10 22:24
main favorite to win this tournament with fnatic. would love to see the VP vs fnatic final.
2015-03-10 22:28
GL VP!
2015-03-10 22:28
#127
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Greece her-1g 
i dont see em passing groupstage.
2015-03-10 23:05
#129
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Poland Madziula 
NEO igl confirmed
2015-03-10 23:05
Start with being able to beat property without going OT Snax the carry
2015-03-11 00:00
taz is smart and he knows esl aint mlg with cevo anticheat and booths. only vac at best. cs is a joke now.
2015-03-11 00:51
can't tell if your comment is sarcasm or not CEVO anticheat is about as bad as vac LAWL
2015-03-11 01:18
Bisceps with you, always!
2015-03-11 01:17
"and not only want the best for Valve, but also for players." How much did Volvo pay him?
2015-03-11 01:45
#148
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Poland Liluuu 
VP AND C9 <3
2015-03-11 01:47
#151
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
VP can do this again!! Never underestimate the power of home crowd!!
2015-03-11 03:05
top 1
2015-03-11 03:15
nip win katowice 100%
2015-03-11 04:09
#154
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Denmark Ztereo 
Honestly, I don't think they'll reach the finals. If they manage to make it thorugh the group, it will probably be as 2nd, as TSM are huge favourites in that group imo. IF they make it through as 2nd, they will probably face the winner of group C, which probably will be Ninjas in Pyjamas. And I think NiP is a stronger team atm.:) But GLHF boys!
2015-03-11 07:07
TSM are huge favourites maybe in fanboys eyes because ex-dignitas've never beaten vp on lan. Moreover they played against each other few matches online recently and vp won most of them. SO I don't know on what informations you base your opinion.
2015-03-11 11:48
#161
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
Well spoken TaZ :) He's a really nice person.
2015-03-11 09:26
He wanted to say minimum top1 ;)
2015-03-11 10:12
They will win at katowice:)
2015-03-11 10:35
TaZ is funny guy.
2015-03-11 11:40
Throw in finals confirmed. Dude must have prepared like 50 accounts with max bets.
2015-03-11 11:41
if they keep choking, not gonna solve their problem at nuke or losing at very advantageous score. then they dont deserve that spot. anyway gl vp, make me believe :)
2015-03-11 11:53
Really good answers.
2015-03-11 12:07
Odds sway
2015-03-11 12:12
taz the oddswayer
2015-03-11 13:10
I really hope they will place in top two. There's nothing more enjoyable to me than to watch VP on their top game. They have the coolest playstyle imo.
2015-03-11 14:10
it is always really nice to read interview with taz, really cool guy. GL Virtus, show all the haters that you can fight
2015-03-11 14:17
#178
shox | 
Poland BiNd! 
Don't deal with medals at the beginning of the championship... First - get out of group !
2015-03-11 15:43
People with a winning mentality (in a top team at least) always aim for the 1st place, not just top 2.
2015-03-11 16:18
Really good answers. <3 TaZ you old bastard!
2015-03-12 00:24
Hmm...i think not
2015-03-14 19:57
ez for big boobs (flusha and JW)
2015-03-14 20:08
just rekt taz only cares about crowd and no focus in game
2015-03-14 20:09
top2 xaxaxaxa
2015-03-14 22:38
Top 2? Can't even get Top 3.
2015-03-14 22:39
if the semi-final virtus.pro-envyus
2015-03-14 22:41
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