k0nfig: "Tried to get Pimp"

Group B started with a duel of two teams with stand-ins in which dignitas defeated SK pretty comfortably. To learn about how the match went and how they picked up valde we talked to dignitas' rifler Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke.

Dignitas opened the tournament well, defeating one of the strongest sides in the world SK 16-7 on Overpass.

Following the match, Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke told us that they were looking to pick up Jacob "Pimp" Winneche before Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså, that their preparation with Casper "ruggah" Due didn't go well and what the best part of the Sixers deal was.

Coming into this event, you’ve been pretty busy, ELEAGUE was pretty disappointing and then magiskb0Y decided that he won’t be going. What were the feeling coming into this event, were you thinking about skipping it and having some time off?

Our feelings about the whole tournament were kinda off because we thought that we didn’t qualify, it was down to the last remaining match. We haven’t prepared so much for this tournament, we have a stand-in so we are going to play the best we can.

Talking about the stand-in, how did the process of getting valde in go? Was he the only player you had in mind?

We tried to get Pimp but the player union in ECS said no because he already played for Liquid. So we talked to Heroic about valde, talked to their owners and the players and they said: OK he can go, it’s a short tournament, he will come back quick - and they don’t have anything to play.

You’ve been bootcamping before this event, how did that go? 

In our bootcamp we played with ruggah instead of valde for the first three days, and he is really shit so it went like shit. We lost to CLG and to some Canadian unknowns… so our motivation was dead, but when we got valde, for the last two-three days, our practice results were actually good. We won against FaZe on several maps that we shouldn’t win, Nuke, everything… So with valde it’s definitely an upgrade. 


dignitas weren't having good practice results using ruggah instead of magiskb0Y 

Your match against SK ended up on Overpass, a map that is defined by magiskb0Y, his aggressive plays and things like that. What were your thoughts going in, did you appropriate valde in his roles?

On the CT side we said to him: “do what ever you want, just feel comfortable”. If he doesn’t feel comfortable about what he is doing he wont win any duels or anything. We just told him, you don’t need to play exactly like (magiskb0Y), just do your best.

In the match, the first half was going pretty good for you, what do you think was their problem, why couldn’t they get any rounds on the CT side?

I think the problem is that we got too many easy peeks, for example fer was top mid and we kill him and get and entry. We did some picnic standard and they weren’t picnic at all… I think we messed with their heads, because they were not expecting us where we came. They got kind of faked even though we were in a standard.

In the second half they started coming back a little, how did you feel on the CT side, were there any shaky parts?

I think that we made a stupid mistake in the first gun round, we did a setup on A that was defensive so they got all the map control on A, so we didn’t know if they wanted to fake A and go B or fake B and go A. I think the choice we made was not stupid, but it wasn’t the best one. Still, I didn’t feel like they were going to win the game at any time.

A general question, since being acquired by the Sixers, has anything changed in the way you prepare? There has been some talk about them having some additional stuff for you to use?

We have mental coaches, we have diet coaches, nutritionists, we have all kind of coaches but we haven’t really used them yet, we only talked to a few. I think that the Sixers only helped us mentally and I think it’s a very good thing for dignitas to get in with Sixers so we could get a little bit higher salaries.

After having a good first map, what are your expectations for the rest of the tournament? 

Since we won against the best team in the world in the moment, I think that our confidence is getting a lot bigger so I think we can make more stupid plays and win the rounds, even if we are 3v5, 2v5… So I think that this was a good start.

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

Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
742
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.03
Pimp with AWP EleGiggle
2016-12-10 03:05
Why pimp? Pick up valde.
2016-12-10 03:05
#27
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World Max_Eason 
Pimp is cheap as he is already in NA. Dig had to pay to ly Valde out
2016-12-10 03:10
valde >>>>> Pimp
2016-12-10 03:05
pimp is garbage wtf why
2016-12-10 03:05
prior experience playing with dig players.
2016-12-10 04:48
So what he's still not that good
2016-12-10 17:40
You are garbage, not pimp. Deal with it.
2016-12-10 13:29
Who the fuck r u ???hunden??
2016-12-10 17:33
No:(
2016-12-10 19:06
#6
valde | 
Denmark s0MATiC 
N1
2016-12-10 03:05
fox
2016-12-10 03:05
#11
rain | 
United Kingdom shitbruh 
good thing u didnt
2016-12-10 03:05
valde > Pimp
2016-12-10 03:05
retard kid didn't read this news but just want post the first comment... /pathetic
2016-12-10 03:06
#43
smooya | 
United Kingdom azrl 
Why is first post so important? I never understood that...
2016-12-10 03:55
just some thoughts on this: I am not into reddit, but there the most valuable comments get voted upwards to first spot, right? the kids that try to be first here can actually stay there, no matter how valuable their comment is. I guess they dont have the intelligence to write something useful but always liked to be/stay at #1 to get noticed or something. Works here, not at reddit. That is why they cumulate on this website. Or they just want to express that they are big fans of HLTV.org and their articles by always following the up-to-date news :) which is nice. now nuke me kids.
2016-12-10 17:07
#87
smooya | 
United Kingdom azrl 
I have no idea how reddit works and don't really want / need to. :)
2016-12-12 13:38
You’ve been bootcamping before this event, how did that go? "In out bootcamp we played with ruggah instead of valde for the first three days, and he is really shit so it went like shit. " - pretty straight forward lol
2016-12-10 03:06
#24
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Nepal HikoIsNotFat 
hahahah i laughed my head off at this part
2016-12-10 03:09
#29
k0nfig | 
Denmark nalleB 
xD
2016-12-10 03:11
hahaha it has to be some friendly trashtalk tho xd #ToxiK0nfig
2016-12-10 03:13
#41
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Finland Niilo22 
"I think it’s a very good thing for dignitas to get in with Sixers so we could get a little bit higher salaries." lmao he doesnt give a fuck
2016-12-10 03:29
He's (ruggah) been their coach since cajunb joined like half a year ago, so I feel pretty sure in assuming that it was said in good spirit.
2016-12-10 05:55
Yeah, i know - since i know almost all of them personally :D!
2016-12-10 12:07
Okay. That's cool m8.
2016-12-10 13:58
You're friends with them? You live close?
2016-12-10 15:03
k0nfig lives in my city. However, the Danish scene is usually quite close at the semi to top - everyone talks with each other basicly, plays gathers together on IRC (or just faceit randomly).
2016-12-10 18:23
yeah, depends on how he said it. In a video interview it would be clear to see. In the written article it could be meant meanly or funny.
2016-12-10 17:10
Sk should have picked Pimp Better a player that can't talk with 2 teammates then a bot
2016-12-10 03:06
?? ARE YOU FUCKIN RETARDED
2016-12-10 03:07
#18
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Sweden Trojka03 
"In out bootcamp we played with ruggah instead of valde for the first three days, and he is really shit so it went like shit." Lmao. Brutal Savage Rekt
2016-12-10 03:06
Am laughing so hard and its like 3am in the morning here lmaoooo
2016-12-10 03:13
#19
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Algeria SHeTaN 
"and he is really shit so it went like shit" xD
2016-12-10 03:06
Lol @ his comments regarding ruggah
2016-12-10 03:07
In out bootcamp we played with ruggah instead of valde for the first three days, and he is really shit so it went like shit. haha i love konfig
2016-12-10 03:07
+1
2016-12-10 03:12
lmao
2016-12-10 03:08
#25
United States mah9 
lmao damn ruthless against ruggah
2016-12-10 03:09
> We lost to CLG and to some Canadian unknowns… so our motivation was dead, My sides.
2016-12-10 03:10
#30
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Nepal HikoIsNotFat 
This is real interview hahah Funny but honest at same time.
2016-12-10 03:11
rip ruggah career :(( xD
2016-12-10 03:12
''We lost to CLG and to some Canadian unknowns…'' ahahah lolz so funny interview
2016-12-10 03:12
"In out bootcamp we played with ruggah instead of valde for the first three days, and he is really shit so it went like shit. "
2016-12-10 03:14
In out bootcamp we played with ruggah instead of valde for the first three days, and he is really shit so it went like shit. We lost to CLG and to some Canadian unknowns… RIP CLG LOL
2016-12-10 03:15
#39
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Denmark fyhn 
"Why Pimp?!" everyone is asking? Well, probably because he's already in USA and doesn't have to cross the fucking Atlantic like valde had to.
2016-12-10 03:16
#58
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United States morkmodkip 
And he has prior experience with some of the dig members.
2016-12-10 05:59
"In out bootcamp we played with ruggah instead of valde for the first three days, and he is really shit so it went like shit." Damn, son. Might wanna put some gloves next time.
2016-12-10 03:28
#48
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United States lumpy seal 
lmfao
2016-12-10 04:28
#42
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
It's good that Heroic agreed, otherwise they'd need to ask from Rogue for cadiaN
2016-12-10 03:46
Okey, after this interview I like konfig even more. Will forever cheer for konfig after this, haha!
2016-12-10 03:58
#45
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Poland camarpl 
xd
2016-12-10 03:59
#46
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Chile HARDSTYLEZZZZ 
BOTP1MPLE
2016-12-10 04:22
k0nfig is a straight dude
2016-12-10 04:27
In our bootcamp we played with ruggah instead of valde for the first three days, and he is really shit so it went like shit. We lost to CLG and to some Canadian unknowns… Reverse mode: We lost to CLG and to some Canadian unknowns. They are really shit so it went like shit.
2016-12-10 04:47
#55
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United States TruthEmbargo 
sup with dignitas and always blabbing about practice matches
2016-12-10 04:57
What a disgusting character.. Is he trying to be funny or is he just ugly af?
2016-12-10 06:59
#61
gob b | 
Germany creaven 
well... i dont like this guy
2016-12-10 12:08
#62
Other dkzr 
We lost to CLG and to some Canadian unknowns - he means they lost to optic
2016-12-10 12:10
lmao didnt know konfig was such a meme machine :D
2016-12-10 12:19
#64
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Sweden FocuseD 
SK top 1 hahahahah RIP SK 2016-2016
2016-12-10 13:09
#67
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
In our bootcamp we played with ruggah instead of valde for the first three days, and he is really shit so it went like shit. We lost to CLG and to some Canadian unknowns…
2016-12-10 13:16
confirmed, k0nfig is a dick.. Did laugh for once on this site tho.
2016-12-10 13:56
#82
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Denmark regnant 
LOL ruggah
2016-12-10 21:11
k0nfig couldnt give a fuck if he tried.
2016-12-11 13:29
Now that's a real interview. No sugarcoating, actually informative and made me (and many others) lul.
2016-12-14 15:06
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