THREAT: Inferno still plays the same

After NiP eliminated TyLoo in Group C's elimination match, Björn "THREAT" Pers gave us an interview in which he explained what the team fixed since their disappointing Main Qualifier showing, Inferno coming into the map pool, and NiP's results so far in Las Vegas.

NiP began Group C with a narrow loss to Cloud9 on Overpass on day one, but they survived their elimination match against TYLOO with comfort to advance to the deciding series.

We grabbed Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers to ask him about the team's issues at the Main Qualifier, NiP's improvement since then, as well as the changes in the map pool which saw Inferno replacing Dust2.

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In case you missed some of our previous interviews at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, here is a list of the players we have interviewed thus far:

Denmark Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen: "It would be fun to play NiKo"
Brazil Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo: "felps has a special skillset"
Kazakhstan Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev: "We're confident on Inferno"
United States Spencer "⁠Hiko⁠" Martin: "I've never played this much"
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
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
54
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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 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 Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
#1
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Finland neksu
Nice interview!
2017-02-17 00:26
n1
2017-02-17 00:26
#9
fnx | 
Brazil Beicom
hm
2017-02-17 00:26
agreed
2017-02-17 00:27
#3
mason | 
World PRQN
inferno is back boys
2017-02-17 00:26
He is still alive?
2017-02-17 00:26
#10
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Sweden godname
threat just mad cuz nip bad
2017-02-17 00:27
lul, legit
2017-02-17 00:27
old one much better imo
2017-02-17 00:30
such a sympathetic guy, NIPs HOPE
2017-02-17 00:35
#15
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Denmark qwedsa
threat is outdated. with the closed skyboxes inferno will not be played the same way. just wait until pro teams have put more hours into the map. ggwp
2017-02-17 00:36
They are going to have to open them on it eventually. Same with de_dustnew
2017-02-17 00:54
That's only his current opinion. If the meta changes then his opinion will change.
2017-02-17 02:35
#23
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Denmark qwedsa
What do you mean IF the meta changes? with current inferno it WILL change.
2017-02-17 02:41
That's possible. That also may not happen. What matters for the meta to change is what works, not what should work in theory. If teams find a way to dominate the banana again, and terrorists find no counter-play, then the meta will not change a lot no. But that wouldn't be that much of an issue I think, Valve have modified their maps after they've been played by the top of the scene, it was the case for train, cobble, overpass and nuke, so they could always make changes if they see that it's still being played the same way.
2017-02-17 02:56
#25
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Denmark qwedsa
Not gonna speculate. Let's just wait and see how pro teams approach the current version of inferno.
2017-02-17 03:04
Yea he's right It's still boring for the viewers
2017-02-17 00:53
i hope he ll be with the team on every lan
2017-02-17 01:08
when will hltv finally bring a transcript version of those videos? that can't be so much additional work...
2017-02-17 01:21
this :-S
2017-02-17 10:41
what's wrong about that? i prefer reading over watching a video. and guess what: my bookshelf is larger than my tv screen :O
2017-02-17 14:31
Well, I read oskar's interview and then I noticed there is THREAT too.. disappointed, vid only. I haven't watched it yet, I dont think I ever will. And.. well, I'm not fan of oskar.
2017-02-17 17:41
#20
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Algeria MagnumDz
its still plays the same but its hard to control banana now if you on ct side
2017-02-17 01:33
[insert king-of-banana-joke]
2017-02-17 10:42
Not if you're Happy
2017-02-17 14:03
#21
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Denmark potatomato
Nice.
2017-02-17 01:42
C9 will pick inferno and kill friberg banana everyround kek
2017-02-17 16:51
get rich fast by scamming young kids online you must be proud xd
2017-02-18 14:58
Striker doesnt get enough attention good interviewer
2017-02-19 05:59
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