cajunb: k0nfig's knife helped economy

René "cajunb" Borg talked us through North's overtime-worthy Overpass versus GODSENT, Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke's risky knife, and the upcoming playoffs.

After an extremely tight Overpass, North made it to playoffs over GODSENT with a 3-2 record in the Swiss format despite starting with two losses.


cajunb sees Na`Vi as the favorite

Our next interview from the Major features René "cajunb" Borg, who talked about the Overpass match and gave us his and the team's initial reaction to Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke's knife in a 1v1 in the first round of overtime. 

He also explained what North need to do in order to do well in the playoffs:

Let's start with the pre-match, what were your expectations for GODSENT?

I, of course, expected a tough match, we lost a game to them at the Major qualifier, so we knew that they're a good team and they're like the veterans of the Majors. They don't have the pressure that some of us have, because they have all that experience. They know how to handle these Majors, so I expected a tough game.

You had a solid start to the T side and then GODSENT got most of the remaining rounds, were there any glaring mistakes that you made towards the end of the first half or something they did well?

We had a little bit too much respect for them, and we made some wrong calls individually, but I have to give kudos to JW as well, he played really well, he managed to catch us off-guard. So that was a guy we had problems with.

In the end it was a back-and-forth battle, were there any key rounds or plays that pushed you to 15 rounds?

I think the eco we won was really important for us, I think RUBINO got like three kills, that was definitely the turning point for us, which got us to 15 rounds as we got the confidence back.

We have to talk about the knife; I noticed you had quite the reaction to it, what was your reaction at the exact second when you saw k0nfig was going for it?

I was screaming "No, you're NOT gonna do that", if we lost that round we wouldn't have gone to playoffs to be honest. But he did it and he won, so I can't really say anything about it, he managed to do it, but I was definitely frustrated, all of us were at some point. But it helped our economy in the third round, because we lost the second and he could drop us guns.

Did he say anything about it afterwards, did he defend it?

Not at all, he was just like "I'm gonna do it", it was just so important for him to show balls.

Going over to playoffs, you have a high chance of meeting Na`Vi or Virtus.pro, or possibly SK, how do you view your chances in the quarter-finals?

We know it's gonna be tough, that's no secret. If we wanna win against those teams like we did at EPICENTER, we have to step up individually. And, of course, MSL has to call really well, but I think we can do it if we just hit our shots and play our game. From my point of view, it's gonna be tough, I definitely see Na`Vi as the favorites of the tournament so far.

Lastly, I want to ask about you and k0nfig switching around with the AWP, does that happen when you don't feel good with it or when k0nfig does?

No, it's because when we do a certain strat, I'm the guy who decides when we're gonna go. And, sometimes, k0nfig likes to play with the AWP, so when we make a certain strat, he can have the AWP and that's the only situation where he can have it.

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

Day four
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo: "We studied Astralis a lot"
Sweden Andreas "znajder" Lindberg: "I'd like to beat [...] Pimp"
Sweden Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun: "We can beat everyone"
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke: "We didn't expect much vs. G2"
 
Day three
United States Will "RUSH" Wierzba: "Our preparation was limited"
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"
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating:
0.97
Maps played:
425
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
25
Rating:
1.15
Maps played:
911
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Age:
24
Team:
Rating:
1.05
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
24
Team:
Rating:
1.13
Maps played:
1091
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
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
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
24
Team:
Rating:
1.06
Maps played:
990
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
22
Team:
Rating:
1.02
Maps played:
946
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating:
1.09
Maps played:
963
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
25
Team:
Rating:
1.10
Maps played:
562
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
21
Team:
Rating:
1.17
Maps played:
915
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Age:
21
Team:
Rating:
1.08
Maps played:
358
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
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:
27
Team:
Rating:
1.08
Maps played:
863
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating:
0.96
Maps played:
973
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating:
0.92
Maps played:
1064
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
30
Team:
Rating:
1.03
Maps played:
549
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating:
1.12
Maps played:
853
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
20
Team:
Rating:
1.10
Maps played:
569
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating:
1.08
Maps played:
1046
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
26
Team:
Rating:
1.06
Maps played:
602
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
29
Team:
Rating:
1.04
Maps played:
1176
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Will 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
23
Team:
Rating:
1.05
Maps played:
523
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
19
Rating:
1.17
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.84
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.11
Good job k0nfig, you played really well.
2017-01-26 03:39
sure it did :^)
2017-01-26 03:39
sure it did :^)
2017-01-26 03:59
#3
World casxd 
... that was dangerous wtf
2017-01-26 03:39
nt bro
2017-01-26 03:39
LIAR
2017-01-26 03:39
4Head
2017-01-26 03:39
#7
Poland Damix 
no
2017-01-26 03:39
what a bullshit
2017-01-26 03:39
glitch money helped economy too
2017-01-26 03:39
It would've if there were some.
2017-01-26 03:43
can you stfu already? They didn't glitch?
2017-01-26 03:49
nice
2017-01-26 03:40
"cajunb: k0nfig's knife helped economy" Kappa
2017-01-26 03:40
awesome...
2017-01-26 03:40
it was just so important for him to show balls.
2017-01-26 03:40
Ok
2017-01-26 03:40
"Not at all, he was just like "I'm gonna do it", it was just so important for him to show balls."
2017-01-26 03:41
"Not at all, he was just like "I'm gonna do it", it was just so important for him to show balls. damn...he really needs stuff like that to boost his ego? wow very low...
2017-01-26 03:41
Mad?
2017-01-26 04:03
can't take the truth?
2017-01-26 04:03
gg mad
2017-01-26 04:04
it shows the opponent u aint afraid of them, gets into there head, the facts he's knifed him and totally outplayed him u absolute goblin
2017-01-26 08:41
pussy
2017-01-26 11:21
#19
Finland ingg 
it was the beginning of OT lol
2017-01-26 03:45
Deez Nuts
2017-01-26 03:46
video?
2017-01-26 03:49
liar
2017-01-26 03:53
Nice clickbait.
2017-01-26 04:00
It was definitely not the optimal choice in terms of risk, but it was definitely the optimal choice in terms of result. Still, he really needs to drop that "need to show my balls" mentality or he might really regret it.
2017-01-26 04:10
legend!! HAHAHAHAHA xd
2017-01-26 04:12
video of cajunb yelling at k0nfig? would like to see it
2017-01-26 04:18
2 cajunb nice
2017-01-26 05:44
Congrats to both! Well played!
2017-01-26 08:25
It's debatable if it's worth the risk, but it sure is a kick in the nuts to the other team, psychologically speaking.
2017-01-26 16:04
DEEEZ NUUTTSS
2017-01-26 17:02
am i the only one who feels like there is a beef between cajun and k0nfig?
2017-01-26 22:08
Dunno, have you hear anything else? or are you basing it on this?
2017-01-26 23:13
on this only
2017-01-27 03:20
I was screaming "No, you're NOT gonna do that" he was just like "I'm gonna do it" LOL
2017-01-26 23:12
Why is konfig wearing cajunb shirt?
2017-01-26 23:14
I was gonna ask the same thing =))
2017-01-27 00:13
illuminati confirmed?
2017-01-28 20:49
overhyped without a reason wtf, jw always doing risky shit
2017-01-27 02:15
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