vuggo: "We are always slow starters"

Viktor "vuggo" Jendeby shared a few words about the re-match with FaZe, the current standing of fnatic's map pool and facing Gambit tomorrow.

fnatic have emerged in second place of the Group of Death following a convincing win over FaZe in the re-match at the end of day three.


fnatic aren't afraid of playing any team on any map, says vuggo 

We asked the coach, Viktor "vuggo" Jendeby, about facing FaZe again, this time in a best-of-three, what they learned from their last results and how they view the Gambit match-up:

Considering your last results with FaZe, losing Mirage at ELEAGUE, how did you feel about the three maps that came out of the veto?

I think we're quite comfortable playing them on every map except for Nuke. We practised some against them and they play a very very loose style on Nuke, so we don't feel that comfortable playing them on it. But other than that we know a lot about how they like to play, how they like to approach probably every map. We're very comfortable on Cache right now, even though we got a bad start we closed the game really well. Mirage just went on momentum from Cache I believe.

Why do you think you started Cache being down 0-7?

We are always slow starters, I don't think there's anything special to point to. There were two close rounds in the weapon rounds where they survived with one guy, so I think those rounds were just marginals. I knew that as soon as we got the first round we would start rolling, and we did and it felt good.

Talking about your overall map pool, there's been a lot of criticism about your Mirage and a few other maps, how do you feel about it now after passing the group stage?

I think our map pool is almost as strong as it has been for a couple of months now. With olof back we feel comfortable with playing every map, of course some are stronger than others, but we are not afraid to face any team on any map.

Gambit are considered the easiest match-up out of the four, what do you think about the team?

There isn't any easy match at the Major, I think Gambit have proven themselves time and time again, both in the Major qualifier, the last Major and obviously here. So we're not gonna underestimate them, we'll watch a lot of demos tomorrow and we will be prepared. I think it will go our way if we play like we did today.

How do you feel about how you match up to them?

It's kinda hard to say, we haven't watched that many matches from them. I know they play a very yolo-like playstyle sometimes, they play with a lot of confidence, like we do, so there will probably be a lot of individual performances from both teams. Other than that I'll have to come back with an answer when I watch more demos.

Check out the list of interviews we have conducted so far at ESL One Cologne to see if you've missed any:

United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin: "s1mple really wants to win"
Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov: "Knew exactly how NiP play"
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen: "I feel like I won an event"
Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell: "Came in with fresh minds today"
Serbia Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović: "nV match was a team effort"
Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács: "Confident playing T side [on Cobble]"
Russia Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov: "We wanted revenge for MLG"
Norway Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad: "I expect us and G2 through"
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski: "Tech pause was good for us"
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz: "gla1ve is really good at adapting"
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Russia Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1356
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1547
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
MEZi | 
Finland Sukrami 
Vuggod <3
2016-07-08 00:45
fak
2016-07-08 00:45
ez
2016-07-08 00:45
d
2016-07-08 00:45
#5
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Malta WATSKy 
true
2016-07-08 00:45
h
2016-07-08 00:45
#7
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Finland Eepzie 
wezz
2016-07-08 00:45
#8
Brazil barbs 
vac
2016-07-08 00:45
Nice excuse to get rekt against SK LUL
2016-07-08 00:45
1
2016-07-08 00:45
#11
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Brazil chococaine 
ka´ppa
2016-07-08 00:45
first
2016-07-08 00:45
n1slow starters
2016-07-08 00:45
first
2016-07-08 00:45
vuggu: "yes"
2016-07-08 00:45
#18
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Sweden X-rAy 
cheats back on...suddenly not afraid of anything oh w8...its faze...top 40 team
2016-07-08 00:45
"Cheats harder and harder to inject"
2016-07-08 00:45
"Admin kick the favelas"
2016-07-08 00:56
#24
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Sweden lagcats 
"fnatic aren't afraid of playing any team on any map, says vuggo" i love this LOL, the confidence is good.
2016-07-08 02:01
brasil = monkeys toma no cu cara sempre e mesmo tem 4 gringos ae nao tem moral
2016-07-08 03:23
Fnatic are slow confirmed
2016-07-08 03:27
#28
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United States grundhoog 
adminos kick the favelarinos
2016-07-08 03:50
vuggo must be retarded
2016-07-08 04:33
gayest title ever wtf
2016-07-08 07:17
Bit yeah
2016-07-08 07:47
It's a good thing lol
2016-07-08 09:06
Foreplay.
2016-07-08 07:47
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