LG: "[fnx] doing his role perfectly"

After Luminosity advanced to the ELEAGUE Group A finale, HLTV.org asked Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo, Wilton 'zews' Prado, and Lincoln 'fnx' Lau some post-match questions.

After going 6-0 in the ELEAGUE Group A seeding stage, Luminosity advanced into the group semifinals and took down Liquid 2-0, winning Mirage 16-6 and Nuke 16-12.

HLTV.org asked some questions of team captain Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, team coach Wilton "zews" Prado, and Lincoln "fnx" Lau (the best performer of the semifinal), hopping between the conference room and elsewhere as we interviewed.

[Chris Puckett] What level do you see fnx and fer currently playing at because they dropped some massive numbers on Nuke?

Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo: Yeah I think the entire tournament they've been playing like some of the best players in the world. fnx and fer are crazy and Nuke is historically a very good map for fnx and I think he is very glad to play it again. And he did some damage on this map.

The CT-side was just crazy, fer and fnx tried to hold A site and they didn't even die. They were killing everyone and didn't even end up dying.

[Chris Puckett] You play against the winner of Cloud9 and Renegades tomorrow on television for the first time this season. Who do you expect to play and what's your mindset going into tomorrow's matches?

Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo: I really think both teams have the same chance to go to the finals, I can't confidently pick it but if I had to pick I'd choose Cloud9 because they're a very good team and I think there's going to be a bit more hype, a bit more fun.

Once again, both teams are extremely difficult and will try their best to get first place in the group stage.

[Your reporter] I have a question Gabriel.

Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo: Woo!

Via our stats fnx is an incredibly valuable player in terms of average damage per round and in terms of trading and stuff like that. Do you think people appreciate the performance he puts in considering that sometimes you, coldzera, and even fer have the more highlight-worthy plays?

Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo: I think it's very difficult when another player shines, like as much as coldzera is shining, and me, and it brings more attention. But fnx has a lot of experience and he is indeed one of our best players and especially the stuff he does to come back in games.

If you remember Train against G2 in the last tournament [ESL Pro League Season 3 finals], we won Train because of fnx and because he was doing his role perfectly.


FalleN has a high opinion of fnx's experience and role-playing

Did you think Liquid were going to do more than they did, considering the Nuke pick?

Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo: To be honest I don't think they had time to practice it, I think it was a gamble. They had some stuff, they had some CT-setups and a bit of strategy but they were in the same position as we were: just some theoretical stuff on the map so I think it was very risky for them.

But they didn't have too much choice, they recently have lost Dust2 against us which they usually like to play, so I kind of like that they did something different and if they won the T-pistol on Nuke I think they would have won that map.

Were some of your boosts or smokes influenced by Anders' theorycraft videos?

Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo: Yeah definitely. Normally it's Zews or cold that does this stuff for us but for example the triple boost I think he got it from the Theorycraft from Anders and this obviously gave us some good ideas.

The boost didn't work though because there was no-one catwalk to kill but it was still pretty cool.

[Later in the hallway] I already asked Gabriel this but did you get the triple boost and some of the smoke executes from online sources?

Wilton "zews" Prado: Most of the things I searched on YouTube, saw what they already had, no point having to do everything from scratch especially if something is already there.

As for the triple boost, all the smokes and Molotovs we had seen before the game, but then in the game they were trying to boost and I said "do it here!" We didn't get a kill but it works.


Cheeky Anders sees his Nuke theorising come to life 

Did any of your guys have FPS problems?

Wilton "zews" Prado: No, not at all. The PCs here are really good.

Even in smoke at 1080p?

Wilton "zews" Prado: Yeah.

Did Liquid do anything weird to signify they were prepared for the Nuke pick or was it just a wildcard attempt to throw you guys off?

Wilton "zews" Prado: I think they knew that the maps were going to be hard. They did well on Cobble but they knew we'd study our mistakes and it would never be that close of a game again.

And with the rest of the maps, they had pretty much nowhere to run because our map-pool fits pretty well against them...Overpass, Mirage, Train, even Dust2 which people have thought before was one of our weak maps and it is turning out to be one of our strong maps so, they tried what they had.

fnx, did you feel comfortable on those maps against Liquid?

Lincoln "fnx" Lau: *laughs* I feel comfortable on every map.

The reason I ask is because some of your teammates might get credit for their multikill rounds but you kind of quietly assasinate people everywhere. Is that intentional?

Lincoln "fnx" Lau: Yeah of course it's intended, I have no problem with that role.

So kind of different to that NA joke that all players are just in it to get a highlight play?

Lincoln "fnx" Lau: *laughs* But honestly I don't mind because I'm one of the more experienced players on the team and I can do whatever they ask, I can fit into any role that other teammates might not necessarily know how to play.

The second ELEAGUE Group A semifinal is currently underway between Cloud9 and Renegades to determine the second team to play in the TBS televised group finale. Make sure to tune it at twitch.tv/eleaguetv.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1176
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
ye edit: LG seems like the kind of team to be really good for a while and then they'll drop to nothing, like NiP. We'll see but soon there will be a downfall.
2016-05-27 00:20
2nd
2016-05-27 00:19
nt swedistan
2016-05-27 00:41
#56
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Brazil mibrzera 
nt kebab
2016-05-27 01:02
#63
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Sri Lanka 1v1meRust 
I get what you're saying but people have been saying this for some time, you know, "it's a fluke", "it's like C9 in the summer", of course some day they will fall, every team falls, it's unlikely that they will dominate as long as fnatic for instance.
2016-05-27 01:27
NiP era has ended, Fnatic era ended aswell, eventually LG will come down too, but I think they are just starting. I only imagine how hard is to stay top 1, every other team knows how you play and study your strats.
2016-05-27 03:00
#82
Europe g_G 
but the difference between lg with nip and fnatic is that lg play much more as a team, have tactics and shit, fnatic and nip just used to run over the map and shot heads
2016-05-27 08:48
I agree with you, but the Fnatic era isn't oficialy over until LG beats them on a bo5 with olof 100%
2016-05-27 23:18
Fnatics era took a pause, It never ended wait until olof gets back in form, LG will be top 10.
2016-05-27 17:36
Being #1 is still top10
2016-05-27 19:53
Yeee, i fucked up :D
2016-05-27 19:53
#74
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Europe Scottxaxa 
Yup I agree, every team has a bad run of form, like now NiP are coming back. Fnatic has ovbously dropped of due to Olof, but he is back now (nearly?)
2016-05-27 03:15
#79
Brazil dkf 
So they are just like every other team? No one can be top1 forever.
2016-05-27 05:56
+1
2016-05-27 13:51
Even in smoke at 1080p? Wilton "zews" Prado: Yeah. nice job interview zews, really insightful
2016-05-27 00:20
just a follow up question no h8 m8
2016-05-27 00:27
no h8 on u m8!
2016-05-27 00:27
+1
2016-05-27 00:53
#61
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Germany No_Kappa 
stich baws
2016-05-27 01:21
Bit of a random thing to ask, was there a reason far asking??
2016-05-27 05:59
#41
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Brazil adre221 
what did you want him to say? ''yes our personal computers crafted by hp runned the tactical smoke in the competitive game counter strike global offensive created by Valve runned by Steam pretty well at the graphical resolution of 1080p.''
2016-05-27 00:32
yes exactly!
2016-05-27 00:33
+1 unplayed till he say that
2016-05-27 00:55
#75
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Europe Scottxaxa 
What is he supposed to say, he said the PC's are good, and asked if there was any problems, surely if there was lag in a smoke at 1080p he would of said in the first question.
2016-05-27 03:16
fnx god
2016-05-27 00:19
ok
2016-05-27 00:19
#6
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
n1
2016-05-27 00:19
#7
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Sweden nicklaswade 
n1
2016-05-27 00:19
ez
2016-05-27 00:19
fnxGOD
2016-05-27 00:19
xD
2016-05-27 00:19
He does?!
2016-05-27 00:19
1
2016-05-27 00:19
+++1
2016-05-27 00:19
n1
2016-05-27 00:19
1
2016-05-27 00:19
#18
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Brazil chuckdam 
FNX is a monster, one of the most experienced players in the world, being 2 times world major champion. When everything seems to be bad, he's one of those who step up and do his role and save the team. He's also know as Clutch Master, you might think it's Hiko, and I laugh everytime, FNX is the real deal, guys. NTC philosofy all the way ^^!
2016-05-27 00:30
NTC is not a philosophy though. It's a clothing brand. Don't believe what they say. It's all just advertising. Open your eyes.
2016-05-27 00:54
#67
NEO | 
Brazil beelzebub! 
illuminati, right? Kappa
2016-05-27 01:30
#95
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Brazil chuckdam 
Are you dumb? Explain to them, baiter, what it was before becoming a clothing brand. This thing exists since early CS 1.6. First was the philosofy, then, the NTC Team and now, in 2015 the brand was created. Stop being a jerk and do some researches, little kid.
2016-05-27 20:17
2 times major champion? only MLG columbus right?
2016-05-28 17:49
2006 MIBr vs Fnatic Was a Major.
2016-05-30 15:11
oh nvm then :)
2016-06-19 19:00
no
2016-05-27 00:19
#20
United Kingdom nyfx 
yh
2016-05-27 00:19
god
2016-05-27 00:19
#22
Canada mdu 
go lg
2016-05-27 00:19
#23
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Israel ZiinTotH 
fnx god
2016-05-27 00:19
yea
2016-05-27 00:19
[fnx]
2016-05-27 00:19
lol banana?
2016-05-27 00:19
nice
2016-05-27 00:19
menino fnx god
2016-05-27 00:19
#32
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Thank you HLTV, we appreciate that, awesome interview! My team, my country, i'm really so PROUD! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from Brazil! <3
2016-05-27 00:20
#46
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Brazil ProfSheen 
please die
2016-05-27 00:42
#48
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
u?
2016-05-27 00:44
#55
fnx | 
Iceland PrTz1 
<3 buddy
2016-05-27 01:00
#64
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
<3 hey mate!
2016-05-27 01:28
#54
fer | 
Brazil maiazin 
+1
2016-05-27 00:59
#70
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Brazil hugoooo 
+1000³
2016-05-27 01:51
gay
2016-05-27 00:21
Nice interview. I wonder if fnx actually was answering himself as he doesn't have a good english.
2016-05-27 00:24
zews was translating there :P
2016-05-27 00:24
Oh I see, ty.
2016-05-27 00:25
#60
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
I dream everynight the moment I'll have both fnx and stich right on my bed
2016-05-27 01:21
#62
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Germany No_Kappa 
KappaPride
2016-05-27 01:22
#66
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Sri Lanka 1v1meRust 
FalleN said that fnx has "ok" english but he's too shy to try speaking it lol
2016-05-27 01:30
#37
Reunion f4CS 
ntc
2016-05-27 00:25
#38
Europe bueR 
fnx is a god. well not on the AWP like fallen/cold but everything else, he can do well.
2016-05-27 00:26
NTC
2016-05-27 00:41
top5 best players in the world: coldzera fnx tbd tbd tbd
2016-05-27 00:44
#50
byali | 
Poland vezz. 
Fallen fer booltz
2016-05-27 00:52
#68
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Sri Lanka 1v1meRust 
no snax > lg
2016-05-27 01:31
#90
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
akakakakakakakakakakakakakakakakakakakakakakakakaka what world you living noob akakakakakakka omg autistic kid
2016-05-27 17:44
#49
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Brazil godinh0 
NTC
2016-05-27 00:46
#57
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Brazil yxkz 
fnxNTC
2016-05-27 01:07
Fallen: yeah everybody is great. Me, fee, fax and cold. Shit hot. Poor TACO. The other guy. The -taco +? Guy.
2016-05-27 01:07
Taco is doing he job, is very hard to have good stats while entry fragging. He did land some amazing shots recently, doing better than last year.
2016-05-27 03:04
#83
TACO | 
Brazil grandao0 
agreed! taco is ringo was to beatles, not the best but always there making diff
2016-05-27 13:20
Lol learning their strats from youtube. That wont last. Stop cheating.
2016-05-27 01:09
#81
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Austria punkyx18 
how much ?
2016-05-27 07:49
#71
Estonia 2026 
Yo stich, where's my video interview? There used to be times when I would read all those longass Thorin fragbite articles, but this is 2k16 and you better give me some of that good old Nix0n interviews m8, I'll be waiting.
2016-05-27 02:03
I'll try and get some today, it's been a challenge working with Turner/IMG to try and corral players after their games. It's gotten better each day though
2016-05-27 22:34
#99
Estonia 2026 
Thank you.
2016-05-28 01:26
#77
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
the fnx has risen from the ashes.
2016-05-27 05:20
#84
TACO | 
Brazil grandao0 
to kill all the n00bs out there.
2016-05-27 13:21
FNX god
2016-05-27 05:36
NTC
2016-05-27 13:24
yeah fnx`s cheats are awesome already banned on previous account no proof that it was cleared with valve legit favela...
2016-05-27 14:36
#89
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
stfu stupid omg jealous because your country is ridiculous in counter strike go play to competitive team noobs
2016-05-27 17:43
#91
TACO | 
Brazil grandao0 
does romania have decent computer to run cs go? didn´t know that! gl hf legit jealous
2016-05-27 18:42
lol favelas talking about poverty... can they get more cocky ? your mom is waiting sick projects.aljazeera.com/2014/world-cup-fa..
2016-05-28 09:40
motherboard.vice.com/read/why-romanias-i.. romania has better internetz than SA+NA combined :))))) pleb kek ahahaha
2016-05-28 09:45
#107
TACO | 
Brazil grandao0 
I know why, only 10% of ppl use it the rest are on win95 playing dos games rofl
2016-05-31 22:18
favela talking about poverty thats enough internetz for me...
2016-06-01 17:41
fnx, did you feel comfortable on those maps against Liquid? Lincoln "fnx" Lau: *laughs* I feel comfortable on every map.
2016-05-27 21:13
He really does look comfortable on any map. One of game's legends.
2016-05-28 16:07
fnx so humble huh?
2016-05-28 18:56
#106
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Serbia R4ngO 
dafq O.o, mic like formula 1 racers when they usualy do give interviews like that haha, csgo going to some next level shit
2016-05-30 23:28
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