Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer gave us a short interview in which he talked about fnatic's match against mousesports and Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun's performance so far.
You had quite a poor start, losing 2-8, and then it seemed like you started figuring mousesports out, was there anything you changed afterwards?
First of all, we didn't really expect Dust2, so we didn't prepare for it. We were pretty sure they were going to ban it, but we were happy with the map we got to play, but we prepared for three other maps. We got a slow start in the beginning, NiKo got a nice first pistol round, but we kinda went one by one, it was pretty stupid. In the first gunround, I fucked up a smoke, which I shouldn't do, it shouldn't happen at this stage. But we started getting into the game more and more. A very important round was the 1v1 by dennis in the pistol round as CT, that was probably the most important round of the game.
What about some of the latter rounds, maybe KRIMZ's solo quad-kill on B?
KRIMZ's round was really good, I think it was really good play by him, he's the best at those situations. Nobody else would have done it, but at the same time, you can say it was both them going one by one and him making it one on one. But it was kinda bad by them as well.
You're now 2-1, one win away from the playoffs, is there anyone you'd like to avoid or anyone you'd like to face?
I don't really care who we play, I always had that mentality, doesn't matter, you have to beat everybody. At the Major, anyone can beat anyone, it has already shown now in the group stage. I don't have anyone who I prefer or anyone whom I don't prefer.
disco doplan has had a bit of a rough tournament so far, does he get nervous, seeing as this is his first Major?
First of all it's his first Major, and second of all it depends on how you look at things, I don't think he has done bad at all. He has the hard positions to play that pretty much nobody else wants to play and also, when we played North for example, all his kills were really impactful. For me, you can have 0-20 and do one or two rounds that can win us two rounds in a row, that means everything, so if you only look at stats, maybe he has had a bad start, but that's not how we look at stuff.
Yesterday, dennis said that he doesn't really think the game is too much about teamplay, if I'm not sure if he was joking or not, how do you view the game as a team? Do you play as individually as dennis says?
I don't know if he was joking or not, but I mean, you have to have teamplay, it's not how it works. It's easier for dennis when he can just rush out and kill three guys, not everyone can do that. Of course we try to play kinda yolo, but we have to have the basics, that's how we play the game. As long as you are really good at making fast decisions that not only affects you but also the team. That's where a lot of players make the wrong decisions and I think we're one of the better teams at doing that.
Make sure to check out the other interviews we've conducted on the first two days of the ELEAGUE Major:
|Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski: "I hope Gambit will be nervous"|
|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"|
|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"|