jkaem: "... a Norwegian team again"
After defeating Virtus.pro and going 2-0 on the first day, Joakim "jkaem" Nyrbostad shed some light on how .Norway was temporarily put together prior to WESG and how he felt about the two biggest threats in their group, Virtus.pro and .Russia.
The Norwegian roster are thus far undefeated at WESG Europe & CIS Regional Finals, as they've picked up wins over Guerilla Method and surprisingly Virtus.pro following one-sided wins on Cache and Mirage, respectively.
We grabbed Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad for an interview, in which the player talks about who put the old LGB squad together, whether it's making him feel nostalgic, and Group C opponents.
This team is the old LGB roster, at least four fifths of it, who had the idea to bring it all back together?
Polly asked me and RUBINO for this WESG team. We weren't supposed to attend this, because we as FaZe have a lot of nationalities, but when the opportunity came we played the Norwegian qualifier and won that pretty easily. It's kind of for fun, but of course we want to qualify for China and we got a good start today. We know that we're aimers and bla bla, but we played simple CS and it worked today.
jkaem believes the Norwegians will create a team again at some point in the future
Does that make you want to go back to a fully Norwegian roster? You've been part of FaZe for quite a long time, this has to feel pretty nostalgic I'm sure...
Haha, it's only a few games though, the first one wasn't so hard, this one was also a pretty good victory. In the future I do think we'll start a Norwegian team again, but not right now.
Like you mentioned, you just beat VP very comfortably and very surprisingly, they've now lost two out of two games with the first being to hooch's team. How did that happen?
We always had a good feeling about playing versus VP, they fit our playstyle. We just play simple, run and shoot, and VP is very tactical, but they don't shoot as hard as other top-tier teams in my opinion. We always had good matches versus them even with LGB and London Conspiracy, we just feel good against them.
I imagine you don't take Bpro as a big threat, but then you're also facing the Russian squad, are you confident with that match-up?
hooch is a smart guy and he's always hard to play against, but it's gonna be good. We knew that most likely VP would win the group - well, not anymore - and us and the Russian team would play for second and third. It's gonna be hard for sure, but I think we've got this.