RUSH: "Our preparation was limited"

Will "RUSH" Wierzba gave us an interview about OpTic's journey at the ELEAGUE Major following eliminating FlipSid3 in the third round of the Swiss format.

OpTic started their journey at the ELEAGUE Major with two narrow losses to Virtus.pro and Astralis, but the third round saw them surviving the elimination match with FlipSid3 after a close Train.

We asked William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba about OpTic's three matches, the issues they faced prior to the Major, and the Swiss format as a whole:

Make sure to check out the other interviews we've conducted on the first three days of the Major:

Day three
Denmark Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen: "allu's 1v2 was key"
Slovakia Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács: "We came with only one goal"
Denmark Mathias "⁠MSL⁠" Lauridsen: "We had a great bootcamp"
Sweden Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer: "Didn't expect Dust2"
 
Day two
Poland Jarosław "⁠pashaBiceps⁠" Jarząbkowski: "I hope Gambit will be nervous"
Denmark Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz: "It was important for us to start well"
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"
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1487
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1342
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1562
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1753
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1668
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1741
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
801
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1682
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
869
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1422
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1765
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1708
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1309
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1209
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1253
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1465
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
#1
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Finland neksu
Nice interview!
2017-01-25 03:37
Good job RUSH. Well deserved!
2017-01-25 03:38
they just got unlucky will 3-2 unless they face SK
2017-01-25 03:38
#14
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North America S1lentz
Even then I like their chances to 3-2 versus what's left
2017-01-25 04:00
yeah if flipside didnt throw they would go 0-3 already. rly unlucky
2017-01-25 10:30
and if they didn't face two top 3 teams they would be in playoffs already. your point?
2017-01-25 18:02
... they are going out in few hours be patient
2017-01-25 18:04
why are polands so triggered all the time? cuz only one decent team and hasnt won a big tournament in ages? or what?
2017-01-25 18:04
mad cuz you know its true ? :(
2017-01-25 18:12
you just replied this while ignoring my comment about the obvious reason you're so salty LOL
2017-01-25 18:29
yup im salty cuz VP went 3-0 :(
2017-01-25 18:31
and they'll lose in quarters or semis again and then everyone will go "wow vp such good performance on major" sorry u could only get 1 big tournament win in 2016 cuz the best team got ejected LUL
2017-01-25 18:31
qf is still far more than whole NA :(
2017-01-25 18:32
last major major final, i think u made major final like 3 years ago or smthn?
2017-01-25 18:34
this major ?
2017-01-25 18:35
as said flipside bottled against trsh optic ... go hype more in NA sandbox
2017-01-25 20:44
ez 4 rush
2017-01-25 03:38
nice comeback optic
2017-01-25 03:37
rip
2017-01-25 03:37
Nice comeback Optic!
2017-01-25 03:38
#7
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Myanmar tictactoe
Lucky to still be in the major..
2017-01-25 03:38
Is rush super short?
2017-01-25 03:38
yeh
2017-01-25 03:57
Excuses coming out
2017-01-25 03:39
Did anyone actually practice up to this Major? hahaha
2017-01-25 04:10
Navi xD We all vp just show up and wreck shit
2017-01-25 04:53
#17
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India nicebaitm8
He is the budget version of get_right
2017-01-25 04:52
Why no interview with HR or Flipside while having 2 with several teams already?
2017-01-25 05:01
#20
HaZR | 
France Tag117
He shoulda said his preparation was rushed... missed opportunity
2017-01-25 05:06
man what a great guy. love this team and their maturity
2017-01-25 05:16
#25
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Luxembourg alex24
yes so mature to blame it on hardware, time and the moonphases for loosing a match :)))
2017-01-25 09:03
that fucking moonphases I hate them.
2017-01-25 12:47
#34
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Luxembourg alex24
yeah so awful to play on a half-moon fwcks up your aiming so hard
2017-01-25 14:36
Optic > F3 > NIP confirmed
2017-01-25 05:39
if you compared their game time to other teams, they hardly played in the last 3-4 weeks. upsetting cause you knew they needed a break, but they still should have been practicing more for the major. you knew you'd hear this excuse if they didn't perform.
2017-01-25 15:56
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