fox: "We won't feel pressure"

We had a quick chat with Ricardo "fox" Pacheco ahead of Team Kinguin's highly-anticipated first official match.

Team Kinguin will make their first official appearance tonight as they will meet Danish side undefined at 21:00 in the first round of matches in StarSeries XIII's group stage.

Rarely before has an online Counter-Strike match garnered such interest, but many in the community are anxious to see this new all-star roster in action. Kinguin, too, have high hopes for the team, whom they have tied down to contract that, in the words of Mikail "Maikelele" Bill, may well be the best in the business.


fox believes that pressure will not get to the players 

But despite all the hype surrounding the team, Ricardo "fox" Pacheco insists that the players are not affected by pressure and will approach tonight's match in the same manner as any other game they have played before in their careers.

"The atmosphere in the team is great, it could not be better," he told HLTV.org. "I do not think we are nervous at all, we are all very experienced players.

"I agree that everyone is waiting to see us play, this is a new team, with a roster that is not very common, but we will not feel any pressure."

With players from four different countries, Kinguin will have to use the English language to communicate. While many believe that this will be a hard obstacle to overcome, fox says that the players are communicating with each other effectively.

"We all thought that our communication would actually be a lot worse than it is now," he insists.

"There are still some flaws, which is normal, but day after day we are getting better.

"Our practice matches have been going very well, a lot better than we all expected, I believe. We cannot yet face the best teams in the world head-on.

"All in due time".

Both fox and Maikelele are widely regarded as skilled AWPers and filled the role of sniper on their previous teams. Questioned about which of the two players would use the big green, the Portuguese veteran was cryptic. 

"We will both AWP," he said. "There will be specific ingame situations for us to use this weapon. 

"We get along really well and we make each other's life easy."

Last week, Kinguin hired Danniél "dalito" Morales, a former player of Refuse and Lemondogs, to coach and manage the team, and fox believes that the move has so far proved invaluable.

"I am quite surprised by him in terms of everything he has done for our team," Pacheco revealed.

"He is doing a lot for us."

Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
815
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Sweden Danniél 'dalito' Morales
Danniél 'dalito' Morales
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.74
Maps played:
22
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.12
gg
2015-05-19 19:09
pressured* not to you limaK you're gucci.
2015-05-19 19:30
Is name "Kamil" popular in Spain?
2015-05-19 20:16
Not Kamil (is rather polish version) but Camilo and isn't so popular...
2015-05-19 20:47
Go, go Kinguin! :D
2015-05-19 19:09
lets go fox
2015-05-19 19:09
why dalito ?
2015-05-19 19:09
some cheater in 1.6
2015-05-19 19:10
I know who he is, but why him ?
2015-05-19 19:11
to provide cheats for his team, duhhhh
2015-05-19 19:35
He didn't cheat though.
2015-05-19 19:35
hes a good friend of maikel
2015-05-19 19:38
#8
Poland exods 
n1
2015-05-19 19:10
n1
2015-05-19 19:27
n2
2015-05-19 19:29
natu?
2015-05-19 19:35
best player in the world obv
2015-05-19 19:37
NaToSaPhix?
2015-05-19 19:50
Nasu?
2015-05-20 00:09
n1
2015-05-19 19:10
KINGUIN HYPE
2015-05-19 19:11
#14
United Kingdom L$D 
well ur shit so
2015-05-19 19:11
*u're
2015-05-19 19:58
fakeflagger
2015-05-19 20:10
#89
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
fakeflag confirmed
2015-05-19 20:35
nt pasha
2015-05-20 07:05
#16
ayaya | 
Ireland skend 
lol
2015-05-19 19:11
16-5
2015-05-19 19:11
#18
Ex6TenZ | 
Norway orcaM 
ye rite
2015-05-19 19:11
Let's go fox! <3
2015-05-19 19:12
#22
 | 
Belarus ALBiNh0 
dalito is emilio's friend i believe. he can teach them a lot of things
2015-05-19 19:12
#126
 | 
Denmark jjh 
hahahah
2015-05-19 21:35
:D da
2015-05-19 23:56
gl
2015-05-19 19:12
INB4 DISBAND IN 2 WEEKS
2015-05-19 19:12
xD
2015-05-19 19:13
gl kinguin, ignore the hltv self proclaimed global elites and do your thing!
2015-05-19 19:13
you will be under pressure fox, dont worry
2015-05-19 19:13
cool tatt
2015-05-19 19:14
too long interview, didnt have time B^)
2015-05-19 19:14
#32
f0rest | 
Belgium Qker 
GL
2015-05-19 19:14
I think he wrote that words! HYPE! GL
2015-05-19 19:14
there will probably be some pressure from behind tho
2015-05-19 19:15
ez
2015-05-19 19:17
good luck
2015-05-19 19:20
gogogogogogo kinguin
2015-05-19 19:20
#39
 | 
Brazil romp  
hype
2015-05-19 19:22
Having the humility to admit they cant face tier1 teams is a nice step in order to improve. Gl in tonights match
2015-05-19 19:22
#41
Finland Aciz 
It's good that they don't feel pressure for a fucking online group stage game rofl
2015-05-19 19:24
hmmm... pressure because of the debut... ? no? k
2015-05-19 19:37
Ye cuz if they lose no one will call them "lows" and say they will disband soon and shit like that. Why would they feel presured right???
2015-05-19 19:52
#42
Flarich | 
Latvia 6matko 
GL undefined! Will be cheering for you.
2015-05-19 19:25
gl hf
2015-05-19 19:26
#45
 | 
Yugoslavia ToBeHonest 
GO GO PINGUIN !
2015-05-19 19:28
GO GO KINGUIN!
2015-05-19 19:28
#92
mimi | 
Denmark nsk- 
GO GO NINGUIK
2015-05-19 20:40
#48
FalleN | 
Portugal proak 
gl fox
2015-05-19 19:30
Let's go Kinguin!!!
2015-05-19 19:30
n1
2015-05-19 19:30
new favorite team
2015-05-19 19:31
#54
solo | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
when people are not prepared they don't feel pressure. Let's see how it goes.
2015-05-19 19:32
........ What?
2015-05-19 19:35
#60
solo | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
When you are not ready that means (80% of the case) that you don't really care, and if you don't care you don't feel any pressure.
2015-05-19 19:36
Well, 80% of the cases you feel pressure because you have something on the line, in 20% you dont really care at all :F
2015-05-19 19:37
#64
solo | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
x)
2015-05-19 19:37
shouldn't it be the other way around, you don't feel pressure if you've prepared properly
2015-05-19 19:38
#68
solo | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
maybe, as i said, that's mostly not the case. But who am i for saying things like that huh ;)
2015-05-19 19:40
Cheese. That's what you are: Cheese.
2015-05-19 19:52
Pressure or nerves is all mental, its easily blocked... Stupid comment
2015-05-19 19:54
#79
solo | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
ausport.gov.au/sportscoachmag/psychology.. Not at stupid as your comment. Be like water ;)
2015-05-19 20:02
#80
solo | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
as* (can't edit)
2015-05-19 20:02
#67
 | 
Portugal dracø 
They seem to have their feet on the ground. Humble speech, I like it! Gl fox, gl kinguin!
2015-05-19 19:40
ok
2015-05-19 19:41
gl <3
2015-05-19 19:52
gl guys
2015-05-19 19:53
fox best?
2015-05-19 19:57
kinguin hype!
2015-05-19 20:03
fox>all
2015-05-19 20:06
#83
 | 
Poland Mannix 
yeah no pressure at all Kappa
2015-05-19 20:08
fox best
2015-05-19 20:16
all-star.. give me a break!!
2015-05-19 20:36
#94
 | 
Norway beastin 
Haters gonna hate..
2015-05-19 20:49
It's "all-star" because ScreaM, rain and fox and in some parts also Maikelele have all been best player of their teams.
2015-05-19 20:54
Kicked/left over from teams.
2015-05-19 20:57
Yeah, but rain, fox and ScreaM were the best players in their old teams for sure.
2015-05-19 21:01
Epsilon, LGB, k1ck all tier 2 teams. Doesnt mean that much, ScreaM was left out of the Titan/nV shuffle because they thought he was bad, Maikelele was kicked, fox is overrated and rain is talented but we will see, fanboys are expecting to much from this team they will be disappointed
2015-05-19 21:03
rain and ScreaM have proven themselves against best teams though as well. I don't believe that they will challenge the very best teams for a while if ever, but I believe they have changes to become a strong team in future.
2015-05-19 21:14
So... When will they play their first game?
2015-05-19 20:57
2015-05-19 21:04
#119
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
XD
2015-05-19 21:17
gl kinguin lets see what happens
2015-05-19 21:07
Wow, hiko only talking about how he wanted a team that will win, yet he throws the offer of joining this team down the drain
2015-05-19 21:13
He's probably not willing to leave U.S?
2015-05-19 21:18
If he's willing to do anything it takes to win, I doubt he wouldn't be willing to leave the U.S, hell, he was one of the people saying how there wasn't real competition in na back when he was in c9
2015-05-19 22:41
FOX IS THE BEST AWPER EVER. NOW U WILL KNOW THE BEAST
2015-05-19 21:15
Let's go Kinguin!
2015-05-19 21:17
Dalito, the cheaterino. Nice.
2015-05-19 21:29
let the downfall begin feel sry for rain:(
2015-05-19 21:30
oppss better stay quiet kid
2015-05-19 22:45
cuz the 1st map against ex-cph says everything right?? you seem to be the kid here
2015-05-19 22:54
no because they won both maps and the inferno ex-cw map, they are a new team you are the kid here allready judging them with time they will get even better, now go to bed child u still have a lot to learn about counter strike.
2015-05-19 23:44
lol really? you posted ''better stay quiet'' 1min after the 1st map so stfu kid and they were playing agaisnt ex cph, their stand in playd better than the entire team cba argueing with u since your the fountain of all knowledge
2015-05-19 23:55
hahahha just looked at your last comments and i was right ur just a flame kid that thinks that ur smarter than everyone, no use replying to you, ur just garbage.
2015-05-20 00:09
not everyone just you;)
2015-05-20 16:23
Has a m9 tiger tooth, using default knife in boths sides, true warrior fox.
2015-05-19 21:38
shit tier player
2015-05-19 21:42
#133
 | 
Germany lawlig 
:3
2015-05-19 23:52
gl
2015-05-19 23:53
I love this team already
2015-05-20 03:40
Highlights from the match fuark youtube.com/watch?v=DSdTYe9zTbc
2015-05-20 04:42
Verynice
2015-05-20 06:55
You missed a lot of shots, fox. Btw good luck.
2015-05-20 06:58
"We all thought that our communication would actually be a lot worse than it is now," he insists. "There are still some flaws, which is normal, but day after day we are getting better. "Our practice matches have been going very well, a lot better than we all expected, I believe. We cannot yet face the best teams in the world head-on. "All in due time". All in confirmed
2015-05-20 11:26
FOX <3
2015-05-21 00:02
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