fox: "I was feeling the pressure a bit"
In the second meeting between SK and dignitas at ECS, in the deciding match of group B, the Brazilian team managed to secure the 2-1 win to qualify for the playoffs. To hear a bit about the tournament so far, we talked to SK's stand-in Ricardo "fox" Pacheco.
Talk to me a bit about fox after FaZe, how were you feeling after that period ended, what were you planning, what were you doing in the meantime?
After getting kicked from FaZe I was a bit down, and I stop playing for maybe a month. Then I started playing with the Portuguese guys, my old teammates, just for fun. Then I just got this offer, to play two tournaments with SK because - as the people asked a lot - I'm not staying at all, we just talked about playing ECS and the Major and then they will pick some Brazilian guy to play with them and that's it.
When the offer came, tell me about how it went, what were you talking about, what were you expecting from this period?
I was feeling the pressure a bit, only because we were practicing two days before coming to ECS. There are maps that I never played, like Overpass, with them, so I'm a bit lost.
To play with the best team in the world without any practice, I was feeling a bit of the pressure. I think that's normal. But everything is going kind of okay, considering I changed my role, normally I'm the main AWPer and now I'm playing as a rifler. But yeah, everything is going kind of okay.
fox is currently struggling on Overpass
Talk me a bit through this match against dignitas, the first map was pretty easy, then on the second a pretty good performance from k0nfig it seemed to shut you down?
We talked about Cache, that it would be easy for us because on practice on Cache we feel very confident. Mirage they just played much better than us. I think that they are still much better than us, but we will fix it till the major. And Overpass, we knew if we start as T, if we get like 8-9 rounds at least, that we are ok. Because the problem right now is CT, I don't know how to play on Overpass because if you look at my ex teams, we never played Overpass at all and I don't play that map at all.
Looking forward, the next match is against Astralis - what are your expectations?
We are going to play to win of course, but Astralis, I think that they are the strongest team in Europe right now. We are going to talk and discuss everything when we get home and try to watch some games from them and try to beat them tomorrow.
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