RUBINO: "we're not scared of them"

We had a chance to catch a confident Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel before the final, which will feature Dignitas facing-off against French powerhouse EnVyUs for the Game Show Global eSports Cup 2016 title.

Dignitas has been turning a lot of heads since this lineup's inception two months ago, with a semifinal run at Dreamhack Leipzig and now playing nV for the title in Vilnius. We talked to Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel to get a feel for the team's expectations going into the bout.

How are you guys feeling ahead of the final?

We’re feeling really great. We have good potential. It seems like we’re just improving after each game. We’re still a pretty new team, like two months old or so. Dreamhack Lepzig was our first event and after it we found some new ways on how to improve. We’ve been working on it and hopefully it’s going to pay off and we can win this LAN. We’ll see, but we feel very confident and we’ll just try to play our game.

You guys already beat EnVyUs 2-0 quite brilliantly, they didn’t even get 10 rounds on either of the maps. Do you think you guys are going to be able to establish dominance in the final?

I think the final is going to be a lot closer. We’ve been watching their games and it seems they have been playing a bit better. I think when we played them they were playing a bit sloppy. Sure, we played great and it wasn’t just that they didn’t hit their shots, but I think they can play better when they’re in better shape. It will be close, but I think we can grab it. 

EnVyUs are perhaps known to start slow, get on a roll, and end up winning tournaments. Is that something you’re scared of?

We’re not scared of them. We feel that how we play works really well against them, because they rely a lot on individuals, pushing a lot. It works well for us, because we know what to do against it and we’re not afraid to take the duels.

You guys were really on point with trading and getting yourself in good mid to late round situations, gaining the upper hand. Is that going to be a key to this match?

Of course, teamplay is the key. We have been working on it very hard. That’s something all agreed upon from the start, this team was going to feature a lot of teamplay. We have good individuals, such as Kjaerbye, but we agreed that this team will not just play solo all the time. We will play as a unit, going together and win off of that.

Tune in to the grand final of the Game Show Global eSports Cup at 16:00 to watch Dignitas and EnVyUs battle it out for the bulk of the $200,000 prize.

Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
839
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
n1 gonna be good
2016-02-07 15:03
#8
kennyS | 
Turkey J1T_T3R 
n2
2016-02-07 15:03
"we're not scared of them" Yeah, no shit - they've got heavily k0nfigured cheats.
2016-02-07 16:39
#126
World a45 
lol they should have been 3-0 rip
2016-02-07 18:41
Dignitas is doing well, I think Kjaerbye is showing potential now
2016-02-07 15:03
nt
2016-02-07 15:03
Ty, #2 2 times in a row now
2016-02-07 15:04
3
2016-02-07 16:36
bo5 tho.
2016-02-07 15:04
Perfect opportunity to see their true skill now, is Kjaerbye and k0nfig shows up
2016-02-07 15:05
i don't think that dig will win it tho..
2016-02-07 15:05
Never said they will, but nV has been quite weak against T2 teams now, think it will be a good match
2016-02-07 15:05
Ikr but that was only the group game.. They are much better when it comes to more important matches like this one.. Dig is a good team but i don't think they will have a really big chance of taking this.
2016-02-07 15:07
Not a big chance no, but a good game it will be
2016-02-07 15:07
Indeed my friend.
2016-02-07 15:07
lol is it really bo5?
2016-02-07 15:23
Dignitas get rekt :D
2016-02-07 17:29
#4
Dosia | 
World xerkson 
With konfig they arent scared of anything :)))
2016-02-07 15:04
they might be scared of kenny which is also triggered
2016-02-07 15:15
#5
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Spain Arhlex 
#7 Edit: so close
2016-02-07 15:03
#7
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United States hltvconfirmed 
Im scared
2016-02-07 15:03
#9
jkaem | 
Czech Republic majoris 
expected
2016-02-07 15:03
rubennn
2016-02-07 15:03
#13
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Israel tricks 
lel
2016-02-07 15:03
Tru
2016-02-07 15:03
#15
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Norway insy 
gogo
2016-02-07 15:03
k
2016-02-07 15:03
Rubino no 1 <3 Kappa
2016-02-07 15:03
They should be scared
2016-02-07 15:03
#149
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Finland Smoonah 
"not scared of them" Lose 3-0 Lol
2016-02-08 18:55
will be a amazing game, dignitas is growing!
2016-02-07 15:04
believe in Dignitas
2016-02-07 15:04
nice work malaysa
2016-02-07 15:04
Wtf does Malaysia have to do with this???
2016-02-07 15:31
u did it guys
2016-02-07 19:29
ez for rubino
2016-02-07 15:05
#31
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
2nd place anyway
2016-02-07 15:05
"We feel that how we play works really well against them, because they rely a lot on individuals, pushing a lot. It works well for us, because we know what to do against it and we’re not afraid to take the duels." shots fired
2016-02-07 15:05
cmon dig, you've got this ez
2016-02-07 15:06
they gonna get rekt
2016-02-07 15:11
#45
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World navlefnuller 
I REALLY FAKING HOPE DIG SHOW UP. If envy whitewash this I will be soooooooo frigging sad. "______________"
2016-02-07 15:14
#47
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Finland rehtifan 
.
2016-02-07 15:15
#48
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Singapore Nephalith 
Obviously you're not scared of them, you've whooped them 2-0 >_> But I'm still gonna put my money on nV because they have more experience and mental toughness for crucial games, especially playing in a final.
2016-02-07 15:15
Obviously with k0nfig, they shouldn't be scared of anyone. :>
2016-02-07 15:17
#52
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
+1
2016-02-07 15:20
rain good, but RUBINO BESTEST
2016-02-07 15:17
#51
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Hungary FHarbor 
3-0 inc
2016-02-07 15:18
Gonna be good game, 3-1 dig
2016-02-07 15:21
#55
allu | 
Finland Fherrera 
3-0 inc but gl dignitas, you need it its already good result when you get better final position than astralis
2016-02-07 15:23
come on dig boys lets go Kjærbye
2016-02-07 15:24
let's go parkinson spray
2016-02-07 15:28
A Parkinsonian tremor tends to reduce in amplitude with movement as it is classically a resting tremor. His seems to be an intention tremor more closely associated with cerebellar dysfunction.
2016-02-07 15:33
#60
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World bigb1rd 
Don't believe that there's any chance of Dignitas winning a best of 5 but good luck to them and hope they can make it close at least. They've got good players and obviously work well together but Envy will have the mental strength, and the fact that dignitas already beat them will work in Envys favour imo as it'll fire them up to crush dig.
2016-02-07 15:33
"We’re not scared of them. We feel that how we play works really well against them, because they rely a lot on individuals, pushing a lot. It works well for us, because we know what to do against it and we’re not afraid to take the duels." Later that day.... 3-0 Envyus LOL
2016-02-07 15:34
ahahah ye envy when playing "normal" shoud just destroy dignitas, and I'm pretty sure it will be the case at 16:00.
2016-02-07 15:49
dignitas survive envyus scare
2016-02-07 15:40
rubino looks like he is on adderall all the time
2016-02-07 15:51
#75
zehN | 
Finland Pietzu10 
"We’re not scared of them. We feel that how we play works really well against them, because they rely a lot on individuals, pushing a lot. It works well for us, because we know what to do against it and we’re not afraid to take the duels." Later that day.... 3-0 Envyus LOL
2016-02-07 15:53
As long as pennys dont go huge i think dig can do this
2016-02-07 15:55
instaloss. im not even going to watch this. boring
2016-02-07 16:18
IT SEEMS LIKE U DO
2016-02-07 16:18
#81
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World new111 
saying that you are not scared of them shows how stupid or delusional you are
2016-02-07 16:29
easy for konfig the cheater
2016-02-07 16:30
#83
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United States barsad 
ez k0nfig hax
2016-02-07 16:32
#84
apEX | 
China Darmody 
ez for cheaters.
2016-02-07 16:32
#85
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
get spanked ez
2016-02-07 16:34
get rekt
2016-02-07 16:35
#87
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Netherlands norchaa 
ya should be~
2016-02-07 16:36
ye rekt i guess
2016-02-07 16:40
rawr
2016-02-07 16:44
ROFL 16-4 get de_stroyed
2016-02-07 16:44
apparently you should start to
2016-02-07 16:45
:/ dayyymn FeelsBadMan
2016-02-07 16:50
#95
mir | 
Russia S1naRk 
only rubino doesnt scared them
2016-02-07 17:18
#97
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Singapore Nephalith 
lol this made me laugh more than i should have +1
2016-02-07 17:26
rubino wasted talent
2016-02-07 17:20
#98
NBK- | 
France Peliking 
You should propably be scared
2016-02-07 17:28
not scared of being rekt
2016-02-07 17:28
He was saying smth like that about NA`VI, but we all knew the result xDDD
2016-02-07 17:29
Fear does not avoid danger
2016-02-07 17:32
Go Envy
2016-02-07 17:32
EleGiggle not scared of being 3-0'd EleGiggle
2016-02-07 17:34
2:0 map score time for k0nfig to load up his k0nf1g.exe
2016-02-07 17:34
hehe
2016-02-07 17:36
Ele Fucking Giggle.
2016-02-07 17:41
kappa
2016-02-07 17:43
scared
2016-02-07 17:51
#111
ZywOo | 
France Puppet* 
Kek
2016-02-07 17:54
#112
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Brazil subconsious 
4Head
2016-02-07 17:55
nt clown
2016-02-07 17:56
he should be xd
2016-02-07 17:57
he wasn't but his mates were.
2016-02-07 17:59
not scared but lost
2016-02-07 18:13
Gj And GL
2016-02-07 18:17
hahah looses 3-0
2016-02-07 18:18
nt dig :D
2016-02-07 18:38
Not Scared but Got RApped
2016-02-07 18:39
like Eminem?
2016-02-07 18:40
lool
2016-02-07 18:41
ayy rekt
2016-02-07 18:42
U shouldhave been afraid, very afraid.. 0-3
2016-02-07 18:46
As long as pennys dont go huge i think dig can do this
2016-02-07 18:50
#138
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Norway RainTop1HLTV 
3-0 LOL
2016-02-07 19:23
rushb.net/ Guys, it's new site with csgo memes, go check it out and help us grow, post your own meme and find it on the page :)
2016-02-07 19:26
You should be. Kappa
2016-02-07 19:43
"Like freedom from want, freedom from fear sounds better than the reality. We all know what it's like to feel overwhelmed by fear, but few of us know what it's like to be unburdened by fear. We imagine it would make us bolder and braver. In reality, it would make us stupider. Fear, as it turns out, is a fundamental part of making good decisions." Educate yourselves Dignitas. Source: psychologytoday.com/blog/the-science-wil..
2016-02-07 22:21
You should be
2016-02-08 00:07
#148
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Turkey Osvajac 
rubino you the man
2016-02-08 18:28
We aren't scared cuz we have k0nfig the cheater lmao
2016-02-09 03:11
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