dennis: "The VP match will be fun"
After fnatic took a map off SK, we sat down with Dennis "dennis" Edman to talk about their results so far at EPICENTER, the event overall and their upcoming match with Virtus.pro.
dennis is looking forward to fnatic's last match
You have a couple of matches behind you, splitting both against HellRaisers and now SK. The former is probably the more surprising result, how did that game go from your point of view?
The game against HellRaisers was kinda bad from our side, because we felt like we threw away the first map, Cache. We knew how they played, but we still go caught off-guard and made some mistakes. But we managed to get 1-1 and that's fine for us, they're getting better every week.
At that point you had the two best teams in the world, SK and VP, ahead of you, did the HellRaisers result affect you in any way, put additional pressure on your shoulders?
Not really. Every time we play Virtus.pro we do close games. We played well online against them, they beat us in New York but we won 2-0 in the leagues. And we always like playing SK, because they take the duels, which we like, so we do the same. Both teams are good fits for us.
How do you feel about the format, especially now after we can see the dangers of it, looking at results in Group A especially...?
I think it's a fun format, but best-of-three in groups is better I believe, so you can get a better chance to show who's the best. But still, I like it.
EPICENTER is receiving a lot of praise from the players, are you on board with that? How are you liking the event?
It's one of the best events, because they take care of us, it's a good hotel, they have good rooms we can practise in, the tournament PCs are really good, the food is good, so I can't complain at all.
What about the length of the event, since you need to be here for nine days?
I don't really like that it's so long, eight-nine days is too much. They told us they tried to make it shorter, but they didn't have time to fix the arena, so we had to be here for two extra days.
pasha made some remarks about fnatic in his interview with us, do you have any response to that?
I saw the interview, yeah, I mean he's right in a way, they like to play us and we like to play them. We don't fear them either, it's gonna be fun.