We grabbed Håvard "rain" Nygaard for a quick interview about FaZe advancing to playoffs over EnVyUs and match-ups they'd like in the quarter-finals.
One of our last interviews from the ELEAGUE Major group stage is with Håvard "rain" Nygaard, who talked about some of the important shifts in the EnVyUs match as well as potential quarter-finals match-ups:
What were your expectations for EnVy's Nuke before the match?
We didn't really have a plan on how they play, kio and karrigan had some input, but we knew they were going to play like a pug-style game. They didn't really have any set strats that we felt like we needed to counter or anything.
Towards the end they somewhat started coming back into it, what did you have issues with in those rounds?
They just started hitting their shots more, we made some mistakes and our communication wasn't on point. Then we had this key round, when we won the eco round, or the forcebuy, and the momentum switched, we just won out straight after.
Was that forcebuy a set strategy you had prepared or was it improvized?
I think everyone that played Nuke against us knows that we have a push inside, in the lobby, we can do it in eco's or gunrounds, it worked out perfectly this time.
Going into playoffs, there are obviously quite a lot of hard match-ups, is there anyone you want to play?
We would like to face Na`Vi or VP first. At least I always had an easy time playing against VP. We think we can beat Na`Vi on a good day as well, so we're excited to play them.
What would be the keys to beat those teams?
We just have a playstyle that's needed to play them, we have the skillset, we have karrigan's mind, I think it's gonna be good.
Make sure to check out the other interviews we've conducted so far at the Major:
|René "cajunb" Borg: "k0nfig's knife helped our economy"|
|Epitacio "TACO" de Melo: "We studied Astralis a lot"|
|Andreas "znajder" Lindberg: "I'd like to beat [...] Pimp"|
|Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun: "We can beat everyone"|
|Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke: "We didn't expect much vs. G2"|
|Will "RUSH" Wierzba: "Our preparation was limited"|
|Finn "karrigan" Andersen: "allu's 1v2 was key"|
|Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács: "We came with only one goal"|
|Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen: "We had a great bootcamp"|
|Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer: "Didn't expect Dust2"|
|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"|