Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski gave us his thoughts on Virtus.pro's 16-14 win against G2 on Nuke as well as their upcoming match against Gambit for a spot in the playoffs.
A very close match against G2 on Nuke, give me like the snippets, which do you think were the key rounds that decided it?
The key round was, for them at least, were two eco wins against us. They pushed yard twice and we lost stupid rounds, very stupid rounds, and if we didn't lose the stupid rounds we would break them. They surprised us every round, they pushed here, pushed there, rushed on eco, and killed us everywhere. Their key rounds were when they caught me three times on ramp and they had an advantage. I was in a shock twice, because when there was one second in the game where I wasn't focused, they caught me on ramp and pushed it, and I could only say "come on, mates, please kill him", because it would be my bad.
What about the rounds that allowed you to win in the end?
At the start it was me playing AWP on ramp, I have a view of everything there, and I can tell my teammates that I can stay alone there. And I can watch lower, so we started killing them, I stepped up with the AWP on ramp and lower and this is it.
Tomorrow you'll face Gambit in the third round for a spot in the playoffs, they've been somewhat of a surprise of the tournament so far, what do you make of the match-up?
You don't know what is inside Zeus' head, no one can know, probably even he doesn't know what's in his head before tomorrow. We can expect everything, Gambit won DreamHack but nothing big before, Zeus is the one guy who won a lot, but the four guys never won something big. I hope they'll be a little nervous versus us and we'll go to quarter-finals. So this is the plan for tomorrow, after this we can rest for two days and do a lot of stuff in Atlanta.
Make sure to check out the other interviews we've conducted on the first two days of the ELEAGUE Major:
Day two Nicolai "device" Reedtz: "It was important for us to start well" Dennis "dennis" Edman: "[YOLO teams] will go far" Spencer "Hiko" Martin: "It doesn't feel like we won" Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo: "Gonna fight as hard as we can" Chris "chrisJ" de Jong: "Confident about our map pool" Day one Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey: "Everyone's happy with their roles" Markus "pronax" Wallsten: "I'm happy it went to Train" Dan "apEX" Madesclaire: "It was hard after jdm's 1v5" Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev: "Hope to show beautiful CS" Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski: "It's always close vs. OpTic" Ricardo "fox" Pacheco: "We played 12-14 hours a day" Richard "shox" Papillon: "FaZe can do pretty well here" Abay "HObbit" Khasenov: "We prepared for everyone"