device: Important for us to start well

After Astralis survived Train versus OpTic in the second round of the Swiss format, Nicolai "device" Reedtz gave us an interview about the Danes' preparation, and their two matches so far at the Major.

Two rounds of play at the Major saw Astralis playing Train twice. In the first match, GODSENT shocked the Danes with a dominating CT side, while in the second Astralis took down OpTic in a tight match.

Our next interview features Nicolai "device" Reedtz, who talked about Astralis' journey so far and their preparation:

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Make sure to check out the other interviews we've conducted so far at the ELEAGUE Major:

Day two
Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman: "[YOLO teams] will go far"
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin: "It doesn't feel like we won"
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo: "Gonna fight as hard as we can"
Netherlands Chris "chrisJ" de Jong: "Confident about our map pool"
 
Day one
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey: "Everyone's happy with their roles"
Sweden Markus "pronax" Wallsten: "I'm happy it went to Train"
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire: "It was hard after jdm's 1v5"
Ukraine Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev: "Hope to show beautiful CS"
Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski: "It's always close vs. OpTic"
Portugal Ricardo "fox" Pacheco: "We played 12-14 hours a day"
France Richard "shox" Papillon: "FaZe can do pretty well here"
Kazakhstan Abay "HObbit" Khasenov: "We prepared for everyone"
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
25
Team:
Rating:
1.10
Maps played:
558
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.12
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
21
Team:
Rating:
1.17
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
24
Team:
Rating:
1.13
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
25
Team:
Rating:
0.90
Maps played:
1015
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
26
Team:
Rating:
1.08
Maps played:
859
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating:
1.09
Maps played:
202
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating:
1.07
Maps played:
594
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.14
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
30
Team:
Rating:
1.03
Maps played:
545
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating:
1.08
Maps played:
1044
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
24
Team:
Rating:
1.06
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
26
Team:
Rating:
1.06
Maps played:
596
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
19
Rating:
1.17
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.84
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.11
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
22
Team:
Rating:
1.02
Maps played:
942
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
nice words by device!
2017-01-24 01:24
Well played devve :-)))
2017-01-24 01:24
device%dupreeh OP
2017-01-24 01:25
wtf
2017-01-24 01:24
Device carry Astralis to the stars D:
2017-01-24 01:24
#8
World casxd 
gj
2017-01-24 01:24
optic will become the first top 3 team to be 0-3 in a major?
2017-01-24 01:24
tru
2017-01-24 01:24
thought this was about gambit game
2017-01-24 01:24
n1
2017-01-24 01:24
How does HLtV edit and upload so fast?
2017-01-24 01:24
they are using cheats
2017-01-24 14:16
#18
Denmark esAq 
Excellent interview!
2017-01-24 14:13
Well spoken. Really good interview :)
2017-01-24 19:43
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