ScreaM: "Feel really good on Nuke"

After G2 advanced to the semi-finals following wins over NiP and Liquid, we grabbed Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom for an interview about the French-Belgian team's journey so far at ECS Season 1 Finals.

G2 kicked things off on the wrong foot, as they lost to Liquid in a one-sided Cobblestone match yesterday.

They however made up for their mistakes against NiP in the elimination, defeating the Swedes on two comfortable maps before beating Liquid in a re-match, that time in a best-of-three.

ScreaM and G2 wanted to take revenge on NiP for ELEAGUE

Following G2's latest match, Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom talked about the initial loss, as well as coming back to advance to semi-finals, current state of Nuke and more:

Before this event you qualified for the Major, how confident were you after that to go through the group stage here at ECS?

We have been playing really good lately and last time in London we had a really good event, ESL Pro League. After that everything went really good. We lost some games at the qualifier, we were a bit shaky because, in my opinion, we just travelled too much and in terms of hours we haven't really played that much. So we could feel it, but then we came back home and had some good practice, it went way better. We came here really confident actually, we lost against Liquid on Cobble but we just had a bad game on that day, we fell really good otherwise.

Talking about the shakiness and the first Liquid match, Hiko told me they tried to focus on shutting down shox, did you ever feel that way in the game?

No, not at all. What I felt is that we just played bad and lost all the clutches. All the basics, setups and everything was really bad, but we didn't feel that they were focusing on shutting down shox or something like that. They had a good game and we had a really bad one, that's really the only thing I remember.

Going over to the elimination match versus NiP, it ended up going your way quite comfortably, what do you account the win to?

We had a talk before and everyone was so motivated for this game and to take the revenge for ELEAGUE. We just wanted to win and that's what we did, I'm happy about it.

Talking about Liquid again, were you more confident to go into a best-of-three as opposed to a best-of-one against a new team that's likely to have issues on more maps?

Well, they're a mix, but we know that they have really good players, actually. Of course, best-of-three is better than best-of-one, especially when you play Cobble, that's not our best map. I just wanna forget about this best-of-one, because we just played bad. Best-of-three is always better for us of course.

Touching on Nuke, you've become one of the teams that are trying to adopt the map into their map pool, how confident do you really feel on it?

We all loved the past Nukes, so when it came out we just practised it directly and we feel really good on it. We have some good setups, some good tactics - well, not tactics, but a good game plan - and we have good experience on it compared to the others. It's obviously a CT-sided map and Terrorists are difficult, but we did it.

What do you think about the changes that were made on Nuke, do you think it's been changed enough for it to stay in the map pool permanently as it stands?

The change is good, but I think they could update the map a bit more. It's of course playable, I love playing the map, but the inside and the ramp feel weird to me.

You will be facing fnatic in the semis, thoughts on the match-up as olofmeister is back and you haven't played them since then?

I really wanted to play fnatic when I came here, because olof is back and it's not the same team anymore. We beat them in London, so I just wanna beat them again with olof.

Make sure to check out the following list of interviews conducted at ECS Season 1 Finals and make up for what you've missed:

Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett on ECS and current state of talent
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin: "jdm64 actually reached out to me"
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo: "I don't believe in saving strats"
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
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Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
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Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
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lets go scream, g2 can take this easy
2016-06-25 22:22
were you waiting for this ?
2016-06-25 22:22
nah lol
2016-06-25 22:23
No Video but text where is the consistent ):
2016-06-26 03:23
XigN | 
Korea Blossom 
2016-06-25 22:22
2016-06-26 10:36
He is from Belgium
2016-06-26 11:21
sorry waffles
2016-07-22 16:35
Jordan LBJ 
ez for G2
2016-06-25 22:22
Aleksib | 
Bangladesh 696969 
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s1mple noob
2016-06-25 22:22
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France Fran6k1D 
2016-06-25 22:22
Newke is a joke
2016-06-25 22:22
Portugal dracø 
terrible map, say what you want but those colors are fucking awful
2016-06-25 22:22
ScreaM YOU are my FAVORITE PLAYER of EVER!! Much love!!!
2016-06-25 22:22
2016-06-25 22:24
He feels really good on Nuke? Smithzzz showed him the most simple smoke in history on Nuke. Such bullshit haha xD
2016-06-25 22:33
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
thats why he feels good, no need to learn smokes or smth xD
2016-06-25 22:38
Russia Aggramar 
2016-06-25 22:41
United States lumpy seal 
Easy when shox is blatantly cheating.
2016-06-25 22:46
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
ok ScreaM!
2016-06-25 22:46
2016-06-25 22:47
"so I just wanna beat them again with olof." NOT GONNA HAPPEN
2016-06-25 23:02
s1mple | 
Latvia em1^ 
<3 fnatic
2016-06-25 23:14
Do you really think G2 has what it takes to beat Fnatic in a BO3 ? Unless Shoxie and ScreaM goes full GOD and the whole fnatic Line-up goes BOT it's not gonna happen. On paper and results-wise , Fnatic has been a lot better than G2, and the ESLPL win from G2 has no meaning since they had wenton.
2016-06-25 23:21
I only agree with the last part. But you don't need to hit godlike shots to win against fnatic.
2016-06-26 00:15
<3 fnatic xd
2016-06-26 01:10
fnatic fangays worst than lg and nip
2016-06-26 09:44
Don't get me wrong i'd rather see any french team win but their chances are pretty low.
2016-06-26 13:11
well see
2016-06-26 13:13
'<3 fnatic' lmao, fnatic fanboys are on par to being as bad as NiP and LG fanboys. pathetic
2016-06-26 12:00
If you really think that G2 has a place amongst god tier teams with this Line-up you are delusional. They're good but not that good. I'm not fanboying i'm being realistic. Unless fnatic plays like shit G2 has no chance (my friend lolol )
2016-06-26 12:26
lmao you fucking retard. fnatic just got battered 16-2 on overpass.
2016-06-26 13:46
As i said "Unless fnatic plays like shit G2 has no chance" That's exactly what happened, Olof barely had any frags during the game. Also, it's a BO3, it's not over yet. And yeah, i'm a "fucking retard" because i got my prédiction wrong ? Wow, many people must be fucking retard in your opinion then
2016-06-26 13:55
You're not a retard because you got your prediction wrong but rather because you gave a team like G2 no chance at all in this game. Do you ever consider the fact that fnatic just got dominated because G2 were playing better rather than the other way around? Typical fnatic fanboy excuses. 'olof was bad' 'fnatic are playing like shit'. What about shox, ScreaM and RpK? They absolutely rekt fnatic in that game. And I never said it was over yet, obviously but I find it hilarious how you basically give G2 no chance at all yet they come in and destroy fnatic on the first map.
2016-06-26 13:58
I give no chance to them because IMO G2 is far from reaching fnatic's peak. They have 3 good players with 2 support while fnatic has 5 great players with a better teamplay and synergy. Also, it was pretty obvious that on Overpass, it was more Fnc playing like trash than G2 playing good. They missed many aimduels, had poor nades management and their agressive push were always expected by G2 I don't want to take anything away from G2 and i'm not fanboying fnatic at all (since i'm french i'd rather see G2 or NV win any matches than fnatic but i just want to be realistic and not be a french delusional retard )
2016-06-26 14:12
so I'm guessing you're happy to see G2 win? edit: they destroyed fnatic on both maps. I'm very happy to see that.
2016-06-26 14:53
And i'm probably even more happy than you are, but a bit sad for the series since fnatic started playing a bit too late. D2 is a real G2 territory and the map was very pleasing to watch in the opposite of Overpass.
2016-06-26 15:18
it was very intense although fnatic did get destroyed if you look at the game in the wider picture. they basically won both pistol rounds (reset G2 after they won the second pistol round) so let's say that they had 5 free rounds yet they still didn't beat G2. I didn't watch overpass but saw most of dust2 and G2's domination of fnatic.
2016-06-26 15:19
2016-06-25 23:23
Czech Republic mangocz 
Sure... ANELE
2016-06-25 23:29
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