daps: "We got careless"

Damian 'daps' Steele is representing Team Canada at The World Championships 2016, so we caught up with him to find out about DAVEY's delay, his future plans and how the tournament went so far.

Team Canada managed to go undefeated in the first day of TWC 2016, even though they were forced to use Kyle "OCEAN" O'Brien instead of David "DAVEY" Stafford.

On the second day, the Canadians were shocked by France who struggled against Tunisia before that, and then narrowly lost to one of the favorites - team Denmark.

Before they started their match versus Turkey, we caught up with Damian "daps" Steele to learn his thoughts about how things went so far.

Let’s talk about Team Canada, the five players that are here – why are they here, how did you put the team together?

The five players we have is: DAVEY, android, me, SEMPHIS, twistzz and OCEAN who is our coach/manager/backup type thing. We decided to have it so people that came here the last year had the option to come again. So DAVEY, SEMPHIS and I are returning members, fns and NAF did not want to come, and I asked some other people like shroud who couldn’t come either and this is the lineup that I could get. I think it’s the best roster that I could get here.

So far you have four wins and two losses - to Denmark and France, can you tell me what you think about the results in the groups so far?

The groups went well I guess you could say, we still have to play Turkey. The two matches we lost we kinda got careless, especially versus France. I mean, we are a pug so we just started running around and that ended up biting us in the ass - we ended up losing since we had no money and it was CT side Cobble.

Against Denmark, we still didn’t have DAVEY so we used OCEAN… considering we weren’t even using the five we got it’s been pretty good.

Did you have any preparation for the tournament?

Nope, no boot camp like Turkey did or anything like that, we didn’t play at all before coming here. Because it’s kinda hard with everyone having their own teams.


daps is happy with Canada's performance so far 

What was the deal with DAVEY being late to the tournament? He didn’t come on the same day with you..?

DAVEY had to play some matches for ESL Pro League for his actual team so he came a bit later, and then one of his flights got canceled so he ended up coming today in the afternoon.

You still don’t know who you’re going to play in the playoffs, but who do you want to avoid in the bracket play, at least in the first round?

I think we want to avoid Turkey and Denmark, because I think they are the most prepared I would say. We would prefer to play either Argentina, Singapore or Tunisia, but we don’t really care. If we’re gonna win the tournament we need to beat everyone, or at least Turkey or Denmark anyways.

Any thought on the graffiti update that came in today with the latest update?

I haven’t played it yet as we are using the old version of the Counter-Strike here still. About the sprays – I expected it, I was surprised they haven’t done it before. I’ve seen some threads where people could confuse it for a person, so competitively I would probably turn them off.

Regarding you personally, any news about teams or future plans?

There have been options and opportunities but I’m not jumping into anything right away. The only thing that I’m sure is that I’m playing the WESG LAN in Brazil that we qualified for, if we get visas in time. That’s the only thing that’s 100% so far.

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

Canada Kyle 'OCEAN' O'Brien
Kyle 'OCEAN' O'Brien
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
355
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
781
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Canada David 'DAVEY' Stafford
David 'DAVEY' Stafford
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
canada 2 strong, GOGO dapzSsSsss
2016-10-07 20:22
u did it, ma friend
2016-10-07 20:22
#2
s1mple | 
United Kingdom migzzss 
n1
2016-10-07 20:22
#3
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Finland Loukkismeister 
c
2016-10-07 20:22
#4
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Korea 2814 
ye
2016-10-07 20:22
#5
swag | 
Finland tr0llu 
never lucky
2016-10-07 20:22
crazy
2016-10-07 20:22
gg
2016-10-07 20:22
qweqwe
2016-10-07 20:22
#10
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Sweden alizi 
ok
2016-10-07 20:22
#11
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Turkey rimencry 
no
2016-10-07 20:22
Ez oDeag
2016-10-07 20:24
Good to know pros are the same as tilted triggered MM scrubs... Grow up. Your a professional.
2016-10-07 20:28
losing to t3 french and danish, expected
2016-10-07 20:43
#17
NikoM | 
Argentina foczell 
no
2016-10-07 20:53
#18
NikoM | 
Argentina foczell 
canada, usa state?
2016-10-07 20:54
lmao turkey bootcamped for this
2016-10-07 22:17
No, they didn't. From MAJ3R's interview: "I think some teams gave you false information – I was in Turkey for five days, but it was including the weekend so we only played for about two days. We prepared one tactic for each map, it’s not a lot, and we didn’t boot camp for two weeks as some said." Just daps being retarded. I mean just look at this: "Because it’s kinda hard with everyone having their own teams." Daps, first of all you don't have any team. You got kicked. Second, Turkish players have teams too.
2016-10-07 22:37
#21
NAF | 
Canada ozboz 
EZ
2016-10-08 06:00
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