disco doplan: "We have what it takes"

January 27th, 2017 02:39

Our second interview during the ELEAGUE Major's media day at the Fox Theater was with Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun, who ran us through his and fnatic's experience at the Major so far.

Sitting in the mezzanine of the Fox Theater as a crew of workers set the stage for this weekend's ELEAGUE Major playoffs, Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun gave us a rundown of fnatic's group stage play, and their feelings about drawing Gambit in the quarterfinals.

disco doplan will be looking to step it up in the playoffs

While looking down at the stage as it started to take shape, disco doplan also talked about his performances, which he hopes to improve in the playoffs, and what it feels like to play at a Major for the very first time.

To start out walk me through the feelings of the team in the group stages. It looked like you guys were in the 50/50 group of teams to make it through the group stage. How did you feel going into it?

We’ve been feeling really confident, although we had a rough start against G2. Our CT side wasn’t good at all and it made us lose the game, but when we came back the next day against North we were able to come back on T side despite another shaky CT. We felt really confident after that.

What changed between the first and second day? Are you relying on individualities and hitting shots?

I think we just hit our shots and played off of that and everything worked out. Teamplay and revenging fragging is one of the most important things. Of course, if one guy goes into a site and kills two people it’s great, but I think it’s mostly about getting the easy trades.

You guys are going to play against Gambit next. What were your feelings after the draw and are you preparing anything in particular?

The draw was one of the best we could have gotten and we’re just planning on playing like we have been during the last three matches of the group stage, which we won. We’ll try and veto correctly and try to hit our shots, and we’re pretty confident we can do it.

Do you think you have what it takes to go all the way?

Yes, I believe so.

You really think you have what it takes?


What will it take?

First of all, I have to step it up and play a bit better. If I can do that and the other guys play like they usually do it’s not going to be a problem.

And what do you think you need to improve, what will make you step it up?

I think I have to take more chances. Take more risks. I need to make sure I take the fight to them instead of letting them take the fight to me.

What about the tournament’s format, do you like the Swiss system?

Personally, I don’t really like it because you only play one best-of-one a day. I’d rather play best-of-threes because if you play poorly in a best-of-one you’ll probably lose while if you mess a map up in a best-of-three you can still show up on the next two maps.

What about the veto system? Do you think one team having the veto advantage is a good system?

I think it’s a little bit unfair because the team getting three bans basically chooses the map, and the side doesn’t really matter on most maps.

How has playing in your first Major felt so far?

Right now, it feels like the ELEAGUE season. But when we get on stage it’s going to feel like a Major. I’m not really sure how to describe it yet, it’s just so different from a Minor or a small tournament.

What has impressed you the most compared to other tournaments?

The biggest difference I’d say is the quality of the teams, because I was always used to tier two and tier three teams, and now it’s just a bunch of tier ones and tier twos. It’s a lot harder, but it’s also a lot more fun.

Now that your team has made it into the playoffs, I remember you saying you wanted to prove you belong at a Major (in reference to being a rookie in a Legend team instead of having qualified.) Do you think you’re getting there?

Not right now. I’ve been underperforming, but that’s going to change in the playoffs.

Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
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sergej | 
Finland NEAKON 
Nice interview! Go FNATIC!
2017-01-27 02:41
agreed even if hes getting replaced he should want to step it up if he keeps shitting the bed its back to epsilon lmao
2017-01-27 02:53
Germany Robbery 
that guy is trash and wont go anywhere lol
2017-01-27 08:23
Hes actually pretty good but it must be hard to play in a team like fnatic with no experience.
2017-01-27 08:35
Sweden Lacazette 
I agree. He still won some really important rounds for fnatic but i think it is his overall fraggning that needs to step up.
2017-01-27 11:43
United States kdpetr0 
dude he is so cocky its insane I cant wait to see them go out in quarters
2017-01-27 12:57
lol they trying to mindfuck gambit saying that they are the favs but gambit is clear cut favorites
2017-01-27 16:31
Disco played terrible this major, hope he steps it up.
2017-01-27 02:41
2017-01-27 02:44
i have 8 kick_ffs accoutns i guess its time to make a 9th
2017-01-27 02:49
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Slovakia ypsylonnn 
2017-01-27 07:59
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2017-01-27 16:30
+1 XD
2017-01-27 08:29
Twistzz | 
United States pllihp 
It is his first Major, if i'm not mistaken. But yeah he needs to stable if Fnatic want a chance at going deep in the tournament.
2017-01-27 03:06
Poland rdkN 
gl dolan
2017-01-27 02:41
No you cant.
2017-01-27 02:41
ofc, all the way to their home
2017-01-27 02:41
no chance disco botlan
2017-01-27 02:41
ropz | 
Albania LDK_Hltv 
THEY will
2017-01-27 02:41
India LilPump 
Please leave unfunny jokes like that in 2016
2017-01-27 02:42
If flusha and JW come back, you can't go all the way
2017-01-27 02:43
United States r0seCS 
I like disco doplan, I can tell he has a desire to improve and isn't afraid to acknowledge that he was underperforming. go fnatic!
2017-01-27 02:43
yes, please come back to fnatic, then you really can start hating fnatic again. Somehow i have, in some wierd way, started to like fnatic now for some reason. And i dont like that! So plz fishjw and flusha, go back to fnatic
2017-01-27 09:05
pls beat gambit so i can guarantee my pickem trophy thanks
2017-01-27 02:43
Croatia mds818 
I think I have to take more chances. Take more risks. I need to make sure I take the fight to them instead of letting them take the fight to me. REMEMBER THIS QUOTE MM BOTS
2017-01-27 02:45
gl disco :)
2017-01-27 02:49
they dont have what it Takes.
2017-01-27 02:50
no chance vs gambit sry
2017-01-27 02:52
sry shaggyplan fnc sux
2017-01-27 02:54
Malaysia jianwen87 
2017-01-27 02:56
nice b8 Disco,,nice indeed
2017-01-27 02:57
#rungambit Ez adren Zeus wins major without navi
2017-01-27 03:02
gambit vs navi rip zeus
2017-01-27 03:10
Lets hope Navi lose so Zeus can beat astralis
2017-01-27 03:19
navi wins the major :>
2017-01-27 03:20
Go Gambit!
2017-01-27 03:13
China waytotroll 
0.83rating so far yeah sure u konw how to win
2017-01-27 03:20
No you don't
2017-01-27 03:21
Let's go Disco, reach your highest potential.
2017-01-27 03:29
United Kingdom Jeremy_Kyle 
0.5 ADR XD
2017-01-27 03:37
fury | 
Brazil LeeeO:9 
2017-01-27 03:41
North America stooloveu 
The biggest difference I’d say is the quality of the teams, because I was always used to tier two and tier three teams, and now it’s just a bunch of tier ones and tier twos. It’s a lot harder, but it’s also a lot more fun.
2017-01-27 04:14
Ethiopia Bloody_Ganker 
nt shaggy
2017-01-27 04:52
Canada KawaiiKai 
They do not disco botlan
2017-01-27 04:58
the guy who is asking the questions clearly don't believe fnatic has what it takes to go all the way and I don't blame him lul
2017-01-27 05:14
disco doplan about to rape Gambit
2017-01-27 08:05
Finland jUPPE! 
"The biggest difference I’d say is the quality of the teams, because I was always used to tier two and tier three teams, and now it’s just a bunch of tier ones and tier twos." This is the reason why disco dopland was so overrated when he played in Epsilon and Xantares is currently so overrated.
2017-01-27 08:46
At least he acknowledges it. And if you can't wreck tier 3, you can't be good in tier 1. That is why it's so funny when people want to draft players who are "okay" in tier 3 to tier 1, expecting them to be same level there. No, if you dominate tier 3, you are okay in tier 1 and can improve. If you are decent in tier 3, you'll get wrecked in tier 1.
2017-01-27 09:42
He isn't over rated and he play with NiP for a bit while Pyth was injured, they were mostly against good teams, he had some good games and some bad games Fnatic knew exactly what they were getting.
2017-01-27 09:52
it's too bad fnatic don't play Nuke. he was a beast on Nuke while in NiP
2017-01-27 12:25
You really think you have what it takes? Yeah.
2017-01-27 09:00
Yup doplan go MAN MODE and plays better then it will just be an ez major for the fnatic bois FeelsGoodMan #RunFnatic #RunDoplan
2017-01-27 09:53
This guy has enormous potential, too bad we didn't see much if it yet.
2017-01-27 09:58
disco shaggy from scoby-doo what a tard honestly
2017-01-27 10:08
Disco doplan brother from FPL GOD CALYX lul
2017-01-27 10:16
Russia PoNs_Almaty 
Everyone says that they will play better in playoffs. Will see who lies
2017-01-27 10:33
Denmark Nix0z 
My biggest hope for this match is that fnatic gets a ticket back to what years ago was called Sweden and that Gambit do it with style! Gambit is better and I hope they prove it today.
2017-01-27 11:05
Sweden: 4 major wins Denmark: 0 major wins There's been an all swedish final in 3 majors
2017-01-27 11:45
Poland general007 
2017-01-27 11:05
hahah lmao
2017-01-27 11:09
2:0 Gambit
2017-01-27 11:18
Europe HowAboutNo 
he's actually the only one within fnatic who does not have what it takes.
2017-01-27 11:39
a good veto and 2-0 for fnatic
2017-01-27 11:46
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f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
yeah... no
2017-01-27 12:14
He is playing all the positions and a role he is not used to. He is basically the bitch of the team to serve as bait and fill in the positions nobody wants. Must be quite hard to step up in this conditions. It looks like the team hasn't made any effort to try to get the best out of his skills. It's like: "Hey u want to play a major? ok come with us, do what we say and try ur best gl & hf".
2017-01-27 12:58
France Antreas488 
shaggy needs to really shut his mouth
2017-01-27 13:15
Estonia rYm 
"but that’s going to change in the playoffs" sorry kid go back to disco
2017-01-27 14:38
Netherlands EJVN 
If they would have flusha instead of disco doplan, fnatic would definitely get back in the battle for no.1 in the world. I just wonder how long will it take for fnatic and GODSENT to realise they don't have enough skill in their teams to become best in the world. NaVi right now look way too impressive for those swedish teams. And considering the french shuffle is coming pretty soon, it is just going to hurt swedes even more.
2017-01-27 15:14
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Brazil diveztar 
"You really think you have what it takes? Yeah." sick
2017-01-29 17:37
SK EleGiggle
2017-01-29 17:39
Brazil diveztar 
i'm not a sk fan, nt tho
2017-01-29 17:40
"We have what it takes"....y aimlock
2017-01-29 17:39
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