zakk: "boltz doesn't like to lead"

After we got our first DreamHack ZOWIE Open Summer finalists following Immortals' win over GODSENT, Rafael "zakk" Fernandes talked to us again about the semi-final, Ricardo "boltz" Prass taking over in-game leading, and the upcomng final.

Immortals are the first DreamHack Summer finalists after a fairly comfortable win against GODSENT, whom they beat on Cache, then lost Mirage and came out victorious on Train.

Coach Rafael "zakk" Fernandes talked to us once again and broke down the semi-final and the team's development throughout the tournament.


boltz feels the in-game leader role affects his game

He also touched on Ricardo "boltz" Prass taking over the in-game leading role and shared who he'd prefer meeting in the grand final at the end of the day.

Let's get into the veto overall, how did you feel about the individuals maps that came out and the match-up?

I was quite happy with the picks, actually, because I knew they didn't play Train a lot and Cache was not a good map for them.

What about Mirage? You had issues on it versus ENCE yesterday and GODSENT beat NiP on it in groups.

We knew it was gonna be hard, because we don't play Mirage very good. We didn't practise it too much, but we knew that if we lost we still had a third map, so we tried our best and they played a really good game. We forgot about Mirage by the time we went into Train.

You've progressed over the tournament and got better match after match, are you gaining your confidence back?

Yeah, I think so, and I think everybody hears everybody in the team, we have boltz as an in-game leader, but now everybody is giving their opinion inside the game and everybody is respected. That makes things go really well.

How is boltz adjusting as an in-game leader then?

He's okay, he doesn't like to be one. In the future we're probably going to change that, because he thinks he plays too stuck when he has to make the calls inside the game. So in the future, we're probably gonna change that, but for now he's doing okay.

Who else can lead though, could that be you or rather one of the other players?

I don't know, maybe a little bit from everybody. I'm giving some coordination inside the game as well, but these things take time, you know. We're gonna see.

In the final you'll meet either Astralis, whom you had in your group but ended up avoiding them, or NiP, do you have a preference?

I would like to play NiP, I don't know about the guys, but as I said in the post-match interview, I like the crowd. It doesn't matter if they're cheering for us or not, it's like a whole lot of energy going, so I'd like to play them.

Make sure to check out the list of interviews we have conducted so far in Jönköping to see if you missed any:

Brazil Rafael "zakk" Fernandes: "We were lacking confidence"
Sweden Markus "pronax" Wallsten: "We've been playing so much lately"
Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh: "valde is a complete player"
Sweden William "draken" Sundin: "I'd prefer playing GODSENT"
Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli: "naSu brought more stability"
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1123
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
966
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Brazil Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
95
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
ez
2016-06-20 14:37
#14
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Europe BanMeIfYouCan 
ez 2nd
2016-06-20 14:37
good article
2016-06-20 14:37
ok
2016-06-20 14:37
#5
North America Oakz 
1
2016-06-20 14:37
mofos so quick
2016-06-20 14:37
#8
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France Fran6k1D 
this match is dope kappa
2016-06-20 14:37
ez 4 boltz
2016-06-20 14:37
#11
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Europe BanMeIfYouCan 
gz
2016-06-20 14:37
#13
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Sweden ANNIHILUS_S 
i doesnt like 2 eat
2016-06-20 14:38
hahahahaha u made me laugh
2016-06-20 16:34
yes they won and its fine, but how GODSENT didnt play much train? LOL GODSENT used to pick train against good train teams :P their train is one of their best maps but nice results anyway. the team only got better after -peacemaker edit: ENCE is famous about their mirage too. do your homework brother
2016-06-20 14:44
#16
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Australia Dancing Panda 
rofl boltz doesnt want/like to lead so lets kick our coach who wanted to igl for us, real smart guys ahahaha
2016-06-20 14:49
you don't know the guy. I played a couple of matches with and agains peacemaker and I know for a fact that he is a completely TOOL. fucking douchebag Liquid had no idea about it, they will regret it sooner or later
2016-06-20 14:51
but why his nickname is PEACEmaker then, nt favella
2016-06-20 15:02
#19
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Brazil Collee 
cause he makes peace with russkies on match making
2016-06-20 15:26
what a nice guy
2016-06-20 15:27
#21
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Austria db42 
i dont get it, didnt they initially kick peacemaker with hte statement that he's not needed anymore now that boltz is comfortable calling ingame? wtf
2016-06-20 15:59
#24
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Brazil wAc 
peacemaker leave on his own, was not kicked, he wanted more money and roles
2016-06-20 18:30
#26
mimi | 
Brazil mZERAAAA 
+1
2016-06-20 20:02
he looks like he does meth ever 30 minutes
2016-06-20 16:32
took the igl role from your coach and "boltz doesn't like to lead"
2016-06-20 19:22
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