steel: "We are not satisfied"

After Keyd Stars were eliminated from ESL ESEA Pro League Finals at the hands of fnatic in the quarter-finals, we talked to Lucas "steel" Lopes.

After surprising TSM in the initial round of group play, Keyd Stars lost to CLG in the first place decider yesterday. They were then eliminated from the tournament at the hands of fnatic, despite taking de_train to overtime.

Take a look below to see what Lucas "steel" Lopes had to say on the team's losses, how satisfied the team was with the result and what the team's plans were for the future.

How well were you prepared for CLG knowing that you'd most likely end up playing TSM and fnatic?
To be honest we were really prepared for TSM and fnatic, we did not expect that CLG would get the win against fnatic.
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How well were you prepared for CLG knowing that you'd most likely end up playing TSM and fnatic?

To be honest we were really prepared for TSM and fnatic, we did not expect that CLG would get the win against fnatic. It was sad for us, because we weren't so well prepared for CLG. 


 Keyd Stars showed promising results in Cologne

Going into that match, you haven't played cache against anyone else at this tournament, how good are you on it realistically?

We thought that we were prepared, but our cache is a little bit inconsistent, we can completely dominate against a top team but we can get dominated by a tier two team. We thought that we could do good, but it didn't happen.

You met fnatic in the quarter-finals in the best-of-three, how comfortable were you with the maps coming out?

Actually, we made a mistake in the veto, to play inferno again. They knew basically everything we do on inferno. I think that was the first mistake. We had to play another map, because like I said, they knew everything we do. The second map, train, actually was one of the maps that we were thinking about picking. We played two maps that we wanted to.

Seeing as train is still somewhat new, were you confident on the map as an underdog team? 

That's the thing we learned from this tournament, we have to play these new maps against top teams, cobblestone, train, overpass. We do good against them, we did good on them in Katowice against Virtus.pro and we did good again versus fnatic. That's the thing we can learn from. 

Considering your expectations going into this tournament, you knew that you were going to meet the two best teams in the world, how satisfied are you with the result?

We are not so satisfied. After the win against TSM we really thought we were gonna go to the semis against CLG.

Going into ESWC, there's not going to be the whole top six there and it should be a little easier than this tournament, what are your expectations for that one?

It's never easier, every team is professional, they practise for it, they work hard before it. It's never easy, but we expect at least top three at ESWC. 

What's the plan for the future after ESWC, seeing as the ESL ESEA season just ended?

After ESWC we plan to bootcamp for the major, then we plan to go back to America for the other season of ESL ESEA, that's the plan. We have to bootcamp, do good in the major to continue to be legendary and that's it.

Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
first
2015-07-04 01:33
gz
2015-07-04 01:34
Nice dude
2015-07-04 01:38
"Considering your expectations going into this tournament, you knew that you were going to meet the two best teams in the world, how satisfied are you with the result?" How the hell Keyd could be sure to meet VP? Striker's professionalism level: -100.
2015-07-04 01:57
sick banter dude
2015-07-04 02:15
nt kuben
2015-07-04 02:24
VP fanboy logic: they won one big thing months ago, they're best
2015-07-04 10:51
#84
France soxZ 
US fanboy logic: they won nothing, they're best
2015-07-04 11:17
rekt
2015-07-04 20:34
fnatic fanboy logic: they won nothing relevant in last months, they're best
2015-07-04 12:08
major and dreamhack summer isnt enough right ?
2015-07-04 12:29
Katowice wasnt legit as 1st map should be Nip's victory if not bugged allus hits and ghosting by krimz and flusha and it was like 4 months ago. DHS was a meaningless local lan. Check my blog. The only big events in last 3 months were: esea, css and faceit.
2015-07-04 13:41
faceit had teams from all the world but wasnt a big event imo
2015-07-04 22:09
2 NA teams were seeded with 2 EU teams.
2015-07-04 11:46
why are you talking about VP? It was about TSM and Fnatic
2015-07-04 13:53
#33
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Germany uRaguuu 
Can I get a screenshot with u???
2015-07-04 02:18
#2
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Korea saddummy 
nice steel
2015-07-04 01:33
n1
2015-07-04 01:33
They played well :/
2015-07-04 01:33
yes
2015-07-04 01:37
Ayy lmao isn't Steel banned? Keepo
2015-07-04 01:38
#70
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United States Cheesegoose 
KappaPride
2015-07-04 06:06
brazilian one
2015-07-04 13:08
#97
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Finland y0nes 
I thought this was the original steel, I was disappointed :(
2015-07-04 13:23
wp guys, losing to Fnatic in overtime is nothing to be unhappy about.
2015-07-04 01:38
he loss because alot of mistakes, we brazilians know how better keyd can do
2015-07-04 01:39
Yes they have the potential to be top 5 in the world, something they should be working on after moving into NA.
2015-07-04 01:43
lol they are top 4 NA
2015-07-04 02:35
top4 NA ? lol I aren't think that m9
2015-07-04 02:43
u only think about baguette frenchy
2015-07-04 02:43
n1
2015-07-04 06:03
#48
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
LMAO top 4 NA Kappa
2015-07-04 03:59
its true portuguese pleb
2015-07-04 06:38
U mean top 1 NA? Last major they got further than any NA team.
2015-07-04 10:51
#11
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United States mmotorcycle 
They made a mistake in vetos
2015-07-04 01:40
It wasn't obvious picking inferno was a bad decision ? seems obvious to me, but whatever, if they do what fallen said ''take a one month vacation without playing cs'' they will fall for other teams like clg.
2015-07-04 01:40
FalleN is probably the worst igl I've seen when it's about banning maps. Even worse than Xizt.
2015-07-04 02:25
#50
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
+1 I dont know why the hell they thought their cache was good. They've lost to method and ACE on this fcking map and steel come with the "uh we thought we were good on cache"... seriously??? I see no problem losing to fnatic... but get droped out by CLG rly made me mad as fck with them cause I've always seen their cache as one of their worst maps (cache+dust2).
2015-07-04 04:02
wait when did keyd lose to ace?
2015-07-04 05:48
2015-07-06 21:36
wp keyd , lets see at eswc :P
2015-07-04 01:42
hahahahaha LOLOILOLOLOLOL nt brazil. we expect at least top3? expect to at least get 3 rounds vs the top teams LOL maybe ull get a map off of this chinese team or SK xdddddd
2015-07-04 02:16
They actually took 16 rounds on train against fnatic...
2015-07-04 02:28
#52
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
and won against TSM, but you know... hltv haters... whatever I'm so proud of the NA CSGO scene, I think Keyd helped NA scene and at the same time learned a lot with the NA teams, such a nice exchange.
2015-07-04 04:06
Yea even though keyd lost against fnatic (probably #1 team right now) they have improved so much. They can accomplish big things.
2015-07-04 13:05
#63
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Brazil hoovR 
Best troll ever you did so good I can't even rate it.
2015-07-04 04:40
#15
Brazil cagu 
n1
2015-07-04 01:43
#16
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Sweden moonman33 
For some reason, I thought from the header that this was an interview with Steel from Canada
2015-07-04 01:43
Good interview, Steel really seems to know what he's talking about.
2015-07-04 01:46
ban d2 and pick u worst map again, learn to make a decision.
2015-07-04 01:49
yeah they are so unlucky to play against CLG They can't win without anti strats nerd tards
2015-07-04 01:52
so misleading title...for a moment, i thought steel (ex-iBP) said they were not satisfied with amount of skins they won from losing matches...
2015-07-04 02:01
well played brothas!
2015-07-04 02:02
#27
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Brazil RisenNTC 
rip the dream :/ gl on eswc <3
2015-07-04 02:03
Keyd still did a really good damn job beating TSM, and taking fnatic to overtime. Hey, they did 16-1 titan on that map
2015-07-04 02:06
#29
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Brazil rFM 
gg wp
2015-07-04 02:10
#30
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Brazil tbenatti 
WP KeyD! just need to work better on vetos, pistol and anti-ecos.
2015-07-04 02:12
gj anw, must be proud
2015-07-04 02:24
no shit you aren't
2015-07-04 02:33
ezpected expected ????
2015-07-04 02:44
Basically saying they lost because CLG is tier 2. Nice manners from this kid.
2015-07-04 02:57
not at all, he was giving a example that they cache is very shake, that they can beat good teams and lose to not so good team, not necessary saying that CLG is a bad one.
2015-07-04 04:07
#54
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
before this tournament CLG was, indeed, a tier 2 team from NA. Just look at the results in ESEA league.
2015-07-04 04:09
Before this tournament, they were tier 2 in NA which means they were tier 3/4 internationally. Their upsets on fnatic and Keyd were super surprising.
2015-07-04 04:18
There isn't a team in the world that would rather play fnatic instead of CLG, regardless of how much they might have prepped/anti-stratted. Hell, keyd has beaten CLG on LAN before.
2015-07-04 04:19
#76
Brazil nnz 
I think he was not citing CLG, but more like Method or something
2015-07-04 10:04
good job guys... technically were great but with decisive mistakes. many bootcamp with EU teams. plz.
2015-07-04 03:11
"Going into ESWC, there's not going to be the whole top six there..." How so? No fnatic, TSM, VP, thats about it. EnvyUs, NiP & NaVi are there. Same goes for 4 (!) american teams with CLG, Liquid, LG & C9 besides KeyD. Renegades & Flipside aswell. Lots of good teams, no team got top 3 booked tbh.
2015-07-04 03:32
#77
Brazil nnz 
He meant that there wouldn't be ALL of them..
2015-07-04 10:05
They really did a great fcking job imo. If their enemy would have been VP instead of fnatic, I think they would've won
2015-07-04 04:02
#55
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
This tournament VP is looking so solid. I think they gonna win this.
2015-07-04 04:10
if TSM knocked out fnatic, Keyd would have won a bo3 against TSM. Would have been nice seeing the mouselifterz get sent home
2015-07-04 04:12
keyd winning bo3 against tsm ? wtf are u smoking ?
2015-07-04 12:43
#59
United States Zamn 
At first I thought this was the CLG coach that was banned, was so confused while reading it then I saw the picture XD
2015-07-04 04:16
#60
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
"We thought that we were prepared, but our cache is a little bit inconsistent" Losing to method and ACE gaming and going to the OT against the TL on cache is inconsistent for your? This is incompetence for me.
2015-07-04 04:18
After being in NA for several months and constantly scrimming against clg, you would think they would be more prepared.
2015-07-04 05:14
steal the ID , trying get some attendtion
2015-07-04 05:50
he srsly thought they would win against fnatic? lolzieh
2015-07-04 06:21
how much
2015-07-04 06:40
Go to ESWC! GL
2015-07-04 06:57
FalleN is a BOT. I'mnot even talking about the maps. i remember the match against tsm in inferno. peaking in a 2v1 situation and losing the round. He is the "most experienced player" in the team. sure sure lol
2015-07-04 10:11
I guess this will come out in eswc #1 navi #2 nip #3 nv And fside Titan etc then . But I wish u guys gl anyways. .
2015-07-04 11:02
they can forget Top 3 @ eswc
2015-07-04 11:09
Anti-strat style is so dumb in tournaments.
2015-07-04 11:31
It's the only viable strategy to reach top placings when your team can't compete aim-wise.
2015-07-04 11:56
#90
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Portugal dracø 
Why? Teams have to play on their strengths, if they can't aim the other team down it makes no sense to brute force aim battles :< It's not a style that I enjoy watching, but it's far from dumb imo
2015-07-04 12:12
Because you can only predict the match ups so far, obv they don´t have the capacity to anti-strat them all
2015-07-06 21:31
It's the only thing that's interesting. 4Head
2015-07-04 20:33
picking inferno was a big mistake because they played exact same style against tsm and tsm realized how to counter them midgame and they were trying to do so but there was no time left and tsm lost the game fnatic watched that game saw how tsm was playing and done exact same thing from the start of the game second mistake was losing a full eco at 14-13 that cost them a second map
2015-07-04 12:40
"What's the plan for the future after ESWC, seeing as the ESL ESEA season just ended? After ESWC we plan to bootcamp for the major, then we plan to go back to America for the other season of ESL ESEA, that's the plan. We have to bootcamp, do good in the major to continue to be legendary and that's it." wat ?
2015-07-04 14:30
He meant "legend", which means, placing well in the event to be pre-classified for the next edition, like they are now.
2015-07-04 20:32
#101
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Brazil dng0 
Playing their worst map in a bo1, and then losing a crucial round as CT with a full buy on a CT map to a team with 5 p250s only, which would probably give them a chance to play the 3rd map... nothing else to say. And what tier1 team did they beat on cache?
2015-07-04 14:43
Sound like you are interviewing a 12 year old boy. Not the answers but the questions, I feel there are kind of demeaning.
2015-07-04 15:14
They can be glad from what they achieved... catching TSM not prepared, otherwise it would be 4th place in the group
2015-07-04 17:00
#104
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Brazil woody77 
bro, keyd won the clg all times clashed, they disrespected and lost, a shame, because this semi final would be much more pleasant between Keyd vs Cloud9
2015-07-04 18:36
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