zews: "G2 remind me of EnVyUs"

We grabbed Wilton "zews" Prado to talk about the nail-biting best-of-five grand final with G2, as well as the upcoming ELEAGUE.

First of all, let's go through the grand final, and I do want to get to the map picks, especially because both teams won each other's picks - can you run us through the maps overall and what you expected beforehand?
To be honest, we thought the map pool actually favoured us, because we have a broader map pool. But each player had a bad moment in each map, so we weren't playing our best, so we just had to kind of pull through it. On Overpass we had a great lead but started making some stupid mistakes, gave the lead up and let them pick up the first map. Our emotions went a bit down. We just had to come back up, second map was Train, which they picked, but that's OUR map, the whole world knows that Train is one of LG's best maps. We had learned from our mistakes against them, we knew that they like to hold fast rushes and then we could go later on in the round, just take it to the very end. We managed to have a really good T side against this time. 
I want to touch on Train a bit in terms of your morale - it was 11-4 once again on your CT side, but they started coming back again similarly to the group stage match, was that in the back of your head at that point?
I didn't think it was gonna go the same way, but we started having some flashbacks from that match for sure. But we just had to take a step back and remember why we lost, we had studied that match. Once we saw which mistakes we were making and we remembered how we had agreed to play, we ended up being back on track and it was quite easy to remember what we had to do. Once we did that it was okay. 
Then we went to another of our maps, which was Cobblestone. There we started off sort of OK, our T side wasn't the best, it was OK. On our CT side we had a new scheme, but we didn't have the money to keep doing our new platform control that we wanted. It got pretty hard, and again, we didn't do what we talked about before the game. I don't know why for this whole best-of-five, we couldn't remember what we wanted to do in the middle of the game. And after that, we had to play Dust2, which everyone said was our worst map and there was no way we could win it. Before we had a pep talk, like "we can push through this, this is the champions mentality, we have to do it". And we started playing more loosely, FalleN went huge on that map with coldzera. On Inferno we knew we wouldn't lose it, we almost let it go in the end, some crucial rounds. We lost 1-on-4 in overtime, just some stupid mistakes we never make, I don't know why. FalleN wasn't feeling very well today, each player had their moments. Not taking anything away from G2, but it wasn't the best performance we could've had and that's why we're so happy with this one. Now we have to analyze our mistakes in the map pool. Playing against G2 is kinda hard, because they have such good aim and they're really explosive, they do it very simple. It reminds me of EnVyUs, but they are doing it way better, because they know where the lurkers are. They played really really well at this tournament, so congratulations to them. 
You've obviously earned your place as the best team in the world at the moment, do you think it's going to be hard to maintain once both GuardiaN and olofmeister are back on their feet?
It depends on when they come back, they're amazing players, the best in the world - GuardiaN is back, that I know, so NaVi are going to get pretty scary again. But olof, we don't know when he's coming back, if you stay away from the game for too long you get out of rhythm a bit. If they want to be the fnatic that is scary to everyone, that's always dominant, I don't know if it's going to be instant, I hope for the best for him. NaVi are our rivals, every time we beat them it was because GuardiaN didn't have a good wrist, so we're just looking forward to our next match and try to keep our rivalry up with him.
Lastly I want to touch on ELEAGUE as your next event, what do you think of the whole format, which is quite innovative? 
We really have to see how it goes, I can't speak before we actually experience it. I think they're trying to adapt what's best for TV and what's best for the audience, so I can't really say anything negative about it. From what I understood you can win group in first place but lose the semi-finals and you're out. That can be tough, depending on the team you face for an upset, but let's just hope that the best teams win and we can get the best LAN finals we can get.

Luminosity have solidified their place as the world's best team by winning the $512,000 ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals over the surprise of the tournament, G2.


zews talks Pro League grand final and more 

We managed to grab their coach, Wilton "zews" Prado, for an interview which goes through all maps in depth, as well as their position as the world's best team and the upcoming ELEAGUE:

First of all, let's go through the grand final, and I do want to get to the map picks, especially because both teams won each other's picks - can you run us through the maps overall and what you expected beforehand?

To be honest, we thought the map pool actually favoured us, because we have a broader map pool. But each player had a bad moment in each map, so we weren't playing our best, so we just had to kind of pull through it. On Overpass we had a great lead but started making some stupid mistakes, gave the lead up and let them pick up the first map. Our emotions went a bit down. We just had to come back up, second map was Train, which they picked, but that's OUR map, the whole world knows that Train is one of LG's best maps. We had learned from our mistakes against them, we knew that they like to hold fast rushes and then we could go later on in the round, just take it to the very end. We managed to have a really good T side against this time. 

I want to touch on Train a bit in terms of your morale - it was 11-4 once again on your CT side, but they started coming back again similarly to the group stage match, was that in the back of your head at that point?

I didn't think it was gonna go the same way, but we started having some flashbacks from that match for sure. But we just had to take a step back and remember why we lost, we had studied that match. Once we saw which mistakes we were making and we remembered how we had agreed to play, we ended up being back on track and it was quite easy to remember what we had to do. Once we did that it was okay. 

Then we went to another of our maps, which was Cobblestone. There we started off sort of OK, our T side wasn't the best, it was OK. On our CT side we had a new scheme, but we didn't have the money to keep doing our new platform control that we wanted. It got pretty hard, and again, we didn't do what we talked about before the game. I don't know why for this whole best-of-five, we couldn't remember what we wanted to do in the middle of the game.

And after that, we had to play Dust2, which everyone said was our worst map and there was no way we could win it. Before we had a pep talk, like "we can push through this, this is the champions mentality, we have to do it". And we started playing more loosely, FalleN went huge on that map with coldzera. On Inferno we knew we wouldn't lose it, we almost let it go in the end, some crucial rounds. We lost 1-on-4 in overtime, just some stupid mistakes we never make, I don't know why. FalleN wasn't feeling very well today, each player had their moments. Not taking anything away from G2, but it wasn't the best performance we could've had and that's why we're so happy with this one. Now we have to analyze our mistakes in the map pool.

Playing against G2 is kinda hard, because they have such good aim and they're really explosive, they do it very simple. It reminds me of EnVyUs, but they are doing it way better, because they know where the lurkers are. They played really really well at this tournament, so congratulations to them. 

You've obviously earned your place as the best team in the world at the moment, do you think it's going to be hard to maintain once both GuardiaN and olofmeister are back on their feet?

It depends on when they come back, they're amazing players, the best in the world - GuardiaN is back, that I know, so NaVi are going to get pretty scary again. But olof, we don't know when he's coming back, if you stay away from the game for too long you get out of rhythm a bit. If they want to be the fnatic that is scary to everyone, that's always dominant, I don't know if it's going to be instant, I hope for the best for him. NaVi are our rivals, every time we beat them it was because GuardiaN didn't have a good wrist, so we're just looking forward to our next match and try to keep our rivalry up with him.

Lastly I want to touch on ELEAGUE as your next event, what do you think of the whole format which is quite innovative? 

We really have to see how it goes, I can't speak before we actually experience it. I think they're trying to adapt what's best for TV and what's best for the audience, so I can't really say anything negative about it. From what I understood you can win group in first place but lose the semi-finals and you're out. That can be tough, depending on the team you face for an upset, but let's just hope that the best teams win and we can get the best LAN finals we can get.

Well played
2016-05-16 01:03
2 replies
v ironic
2016-05-16 02:54
1 reply
Brand new cs go be/tting game society.gg to register use this c/ode: SJwdsbNf
2016-05-16 15:28
#2
mason | 
Tunisia mason~
n1
2016-05-16 01:03
2 replies
too lat... same time ?? (discrimination) sorry
2016-05-17 10:38
1 reply
man dont hurt my feelings hltv always put me 2nd even tho i have same time ... they are racist
2016-05-17 12:10
gz
2016-05-16 01:04
aS
2016-05-16 01:03
WE LOYAL, WE -just kidding, I'm not retarded. Nice interview, btw.
2016-05-16 01:10
32 replies
#31
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Poland KiiK
kek'd :D
2016-05-16 01:11
LOL
2016-05-16 01:20
HAHAHA
2016-05-16 01:21
+1
2016-05-16 01:25
BuddyINSANE crying tears rn
2016-05-16 01:26
Finaly a really smart brazilian, gj
2016-05-16 01:26
We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! <3
2016-05-16 01:32
16 replies
#50
JW | 
Finland Ilucs
Ruined
2016-05-16 01:35
15 replies
sorry, I had to
2016-05-16 01:37
1 reply
#57
JW | 
Finland Ilucs
Forgiven. You favelas have to release some steam once in a while.
2016-05-16 01:38
finland scene, oooooh no :( doesnt exist, lets go eat some ice my friend finland
2016-05-16 01:50
12 replies
#67
JW | 
Finland Ilucs
U mad?
2016-05-16 02:14
7 replies
mad with scene rekt
2016-05-16 02:17
6 replies
#70
JW | 
Finland Ilucs
What scene? There is no scene to rek.
2016-05-16 02:24
#84
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Poland Astoner55
UK talking about scene.. Srsly?
2016-05-16 07:27
3 replies
#91
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Russia Walfii
Nooooo
2016-05-16 10:12
2 replies
#92
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Poland Astoner55
But... Seriously?
2016-05-16 10:13
1 reply
Nooooo
2016-05-16 10:51
#88
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United States hehexddd
ENCE > UK
2016-05-16 07:40
You're retarded
2016-05-16 03:00
1 reply
+1
2016-05-16 03:16
uk mad cuz bad? EZ FOR ENCE
2016-05-16 12:45
You're retarded.
2016-05-16 13:25
#54
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World Dawelz
No one cares.
2016-05-16 01:37
+11111,11
2016-05-16 01:38
#69
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Nepal Narstie
haha i rate this
2016-05-16 02:17
3 replies
lol fakeflaggot detected
2016-05-16 03:11
2 replies
#99
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Nepal Narstie
How is it a fake flag? I'm more British than your aunt Becky's Digestives
2016-05-16 11:04
1 reply
ye i can see by your yellow teeth
2016-05-17 03:21
+1
2016-05-16 07:37
+71
2016-05-16 10:56
No one noticed 01:03:37 ?
2016-05-17 11:33
next time :'(
2016-05-16 01:04
john cena
2016-05-16 01:03
1 reply
oh my....he's here
2016-05-17 11:29
zews
2016-05-16 01:03
EZ
2016-05-16 01:03
#10
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Brazil evolut1om
yes
2016-05-16 01:03
#11
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Brazil LIPE1
n1
2016-05-16 01:03
asd
2016-05-16 01:03
#13
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Hong Kong korean
34
2016-05-16 01:03
1st
2016-05-16 01:03
who
2016-05-16 01:03
no shit sherlock, half of the players were from envy
2016-05-16 01:03
6 replies
Lololol +1 Zews is retarded
2016-05-16 01:04
4 replies
rofl fakeflaggers everywhere! We love fans :]
2016-05-16 01:24
3 replies
nt fakeflag
2016-05-16 02:36
2 replies
chupa rola fakeflagger lixo :]
2016-05-16 02:49
1 reply
I speak the Ruski yes.
2016-05-16 16:35
+1
2016-05-16 01:15
Kappa
2016-05-16 01:03
maybe cuz they are french
2016-05-16 01:04
#23
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France StickyRice
My official ( :D ) rankings : 1 LG 2 NiP/G2 4 NaVi (waiting to see Guardian come back fully) 5 Fnatic
2016-05-16 01:06
7 replies
Stupid ranking, lmao When NaVi much better NiP and G2
2016-05-16 01:10
4 replies
#34
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France StickyRice
Need to wait and see if Guardian fully recovered. If so then NaVi gets back to 2nd place.
2016-05-16 01:13
1 reply
Guardian returned to play with NaVi on DH Malmo Play-offs, and played very well, all team in vacation right now.
2016-05-16 01:15
DH Malmo. I get it, NaVi have better results over the past x months. But NiP just beat them in a big tournament. I would not say NaVi is way better.
2016-05-16 03:33
Atm NiP is way better than Na'Vi tho, they're going back in form :p
2016-05-16 13:31
No no no, this is VERY wrong 1. Ence 2. C9 3. Splyce (with summit and BrickHe4dAzoid on roster) 4. Ze Pug Godz 5. Then LG Swear to god some of you are such trolls with your top lists, its so bad sometimes....
2016-05-16 16:39
1 reply
Ahahahahah
2016-05-17 07:38
good interview
2016-05-16 01:06
#25
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France MarioReL
EZ4ENCE next time boyz <3
2016-05-16 01:07
you could say zews sued the jews
2016-05-16 01:09
-Smithzzz +KennyS -RPK +NBK EZ TOP 1
2016-05-16 01:09
10 replies
RPK better this overrated shit
2016-05-16 01:12
1 reply
Better than NBK? I think not.
2016-05-16 01:46
NBK is overrated as fuck dude, he is worse than smithz.. He just land good shots with the scout, but thats it..
2016-05-16 01:29
6 replies
#53
JW | 
Finland Ilucs
Newfag spotted.
2016-05-16 01:36
5 replies
Go eat your ice cream
2016-05-16 01:37
4 replies
#59
JW | 
Finland Ilucs
Reported.
2016-05-16 01:39
2 replies
nt
2016-05-16 01:42
LOL
2016-05-16 01:42
Didn't deserve for rekt ._.
2016-05-16 16:41
#108
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Poland Astoner55
Why would you -rpk when you can -Bodyy xd
2016-05-16 15:56
jj
2016-05-16 01:09
fuck off nobody cares
2016-05-16 01:11
Great interview with Zews <3 thank you HLTV, we appreciate that! G2 showing ur potential, i really hope see more at others tournament! Congratz to them again! And CONGRATZ to my #LGLOYAL! We are the champions again!
2016-05-16 01:14
3 replies
Wtf, no WE SMART WE LOYAL? U dissapointed me...
2016-05-16 01:26
2 replies
Lol, lot of sorries about it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! <3 thank you mate!
2016-05-16 01:27
1 reply
YES!
2016-05-16 01:28
gg wp
2016-05-16 01:35
holy shit, roasted!... He just called g2 complete shit
2016-05-16 01:49
……………………………………holy shit gl tyloo...
2016-05-16 01:50
LGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG <3
2016-05-16 02:41
They played great was awesome to watch good luck to them on their future and I hope they become a top team cause they deserve
2016-05-16 03:07
-smithzzz -rpk +kennys +apex =g2 win next major!))))
2016-05-16 05:05
4 replies
#83
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Denmark FeNoM_XD
-rpk u wot m8?
2016-05-16 05:51
rpk is a fucking beast bro wth are you talking about
2016-05-16 07:36
boo you fucking cunt
2016-05-16 07:38
stfu
2016-05-16 08:09
#89
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Algeria Problemdz
BIG rep for G2
2016-05-16 07:48
cheaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaters
2016-05-16 10:33
gj ocelote
2016-05-16 10:39
2 replies
Nt Ocelote
2016-05-16 10:52
1 reply
nt rain
2016-05-16 11:51
BRING LDLC 2014 BACK PLS!
2016-05-16 14:01
is he trolling? the french teams keep shuffling the players around back and forth and I can never remember which player is in what team :0
2016-05-17 15:42
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