dupreeh: Big kudos to [CLG]

April 9th, 2017 00:42

After a long day at the Palace "Ukraine" at Kiev, Ukraine, we talked to Astralis' Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen who talked about their match against CLG and taking on Na`Vi tomorrow.

Astralis had another shaky game at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Finals, closing out the series against CLG but only after two hard fought maps.

Astralis didn't enjoy playing in the booths at StarSeries today

In a short interview following the match. Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen talked about what caught them off guard and how they felt moving into the semi-finals.

Let's start with the first map against CLG, Cache, they had a good start, it was kinda rough for you in the beginning, talk me through the map a bit.

I think it was pretty clear CLG felt pretty comfortable on the map, the way they played in the beginning. We also made a lot of mistakes. Obviously, CLG was the easier opponent for us to get so people were playing a little bit loose, they caught us off guard and played a lot better than us in the beginning.

We took a timeout and discussed what we needed to do because everyone was like "come on, we need to focus"—because obviously, we have to win. They just felt comfortable, they got the double AWP going, and with them comfortable it was harder for us to figure out what to do. So big kudos to them, they played very well on Cache especially.

You won in the end, moving on to the second map, were you caught off by their Inferno in general? Especially the pistol round, they had a full stack on B - did you feel antistrated?

Yeah, only in the pistols—in both pistols they did exactly what they should to win against us. We got surprised that they were stacking like at least four guys on the B bombsite. They played well, we still got off to a really slow start on Inferno as well, we should've got a lot more CT rounds, we played pretty sloppily.

I guess everyone has run out of energy by now, it's so hot in those booths, it's so hard to concentrate, everyone is having headaches. Hopefully, tomorrow they fix the booths so it's not so warm in there because now you can't play in there and focus at the same time.

Tomorrow you play against Na`Vi, GuardiaN said that they are ready to play you. You had a sloppy tournament so far—how do you feel going into that match?

Usually, we have a really good match up against Na`Vi, they are playing pretty well this tournament and I think they are in one of their better forms that they have been lately. GuardiaN has started to hit his shots and in general, they are starting to play better as a team.

I think we have a really big advantage in the veto though, that's what I feel at least. I think it is going to be a good matchup tomorrow no matter what. It's going to be hard as always, we always play close with them. If we have better conditions tomorrow and we don't have to sit around the entire day, wait for the rest to play, the amount of time we have to go home and prepare, mentally as well, will result in a good matchup. Also, I think our playstyle fits well against Na`Vi's. 

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Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
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Mouse | 
Macau Bent0 
Unexpected performance from CLG
2017-04-09 00:44
India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
Shoutout to FNS, the standout IGL of the entire tournament. Great stuff, the hard work and hours put behind the groundwork showed.
2017-04-10 12:37
I'm really glad Ehtan is on that team with Cutler and FNS because NA needs our young talent to be groomed properly in terms of good CS. CLG seems to be very good at not over-agrressing when they don't need to, and I saw a lot of textbook counter-strike where they didn't even give their opponents opportunities to win the round. Wish we could see that from teams with more individual talent like C9 and Liquid.
2017-04-11 21:55
United States Prattatat 
If Liquid and C9 began playing the type of CS CLG played this tourny with their individual skill I could see both teams consistently in the top 8 in rankings and being teams others fear to play like North NaVi and FNC
2017-04-12 04:26
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Canada tictactoe 
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2017-04-09 00:43
Based rickeh karate god.
2017-04-09 00:45
CLG did well
2017-04-09 00:45
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Austria Phil_1337 
Ivan > Astralis
2017-04-09 00:50
CLG played really organized cs, props to them!
2017-04-09 00:53
says kudos to them then says we played bad and explains many reasons why astralis sucked today xD
2017-04-09 00:58
United States Logic_CSGO 
They were able to capitalize on their mistakes, though. That's something a lot of teams haven't been able to do.
2017-04-09 01:02
Thats because CLG is not a super skilled team...if they do the same mistakes against NaVi they will get raped for sure
2017-04-09 01:24
many reasons... he only took reasons that matter for both teams, so nt retard
2017-04-09 01:05
this is exactly what i thought XD said well done then said everything he could to discredit them lol
2017-04-09 22:37
CLG played very well.
2017-04-09 01:00
Nice words Dupreeeh, im really impressed and surprised by CLG performance on this tournament. I hope they stick together, and training even harder
2017-04-09 01:04
United States 420Pizza 
CLG seems alot more focused in NA compared to c9, OG, etc Very excited to see how they develop later this year
2017-04-09 02:00
they still get absolutely destroyed by C9 like 9 out of 10 times.
2017-04-09 03:22
United States 420Pizza 
Our scene will always be a meme anyway compared to EU
2017-04-09 07:08
C9 has been really good lately but yea this was unexpected by CLG.
2017-04-09 07:43
United Kingdom Xradas185 
Clap clap
2017-04-09 03:03
Malaysia phyzell 
Kudos for taking down Gambit & making Dupreeh sweat. lols
2017-04-09 03:24
Yeah, props to CLG. I can't believe they made it as far as they did
2017-04-09 08:21
Dupreeh's pre matchup interviews are so much better than some of the other players like flusha/friberg who just brag and say stuff like it should be an easy 2-0 and what not and can't even play half as good as some of the much better players on their teams. This guy seems to be quite cool headed and despite being the best team in the world at the moment he's not acting like a cocky fuck.
2017-04-09 10:33
there's nothing wrong with being cocky, in fact it adds to the story and hype of the game. players with a personality, even if it irritates me like flusha does is far better than just the average 'we played our game, we hit our shots, we made a few mistakes' which is the classic plastic interview you hear from a pro. dupreeh is hardly any different to that.
2017-04-09 11:13
Being disrespectful towards opponents and saying things like it's going to be an easy 2-0 isn't something that I would want anyone from my team to say. I'd prefer you do the talking in the game and show it there. But I guess I'm not even close to their skill level so my opinion probably doesn't count for much. And I see your point of view as well. Maybe it's their way of hyping up the game or building the confidence of your own team mates. And yes, Dupreeh also said things in the interview which one might consider as arrogant/cocky (I think we have a really big advantage in the veto, we really have a good matchup against na'vi etc). But he did show a lot of respect towards them which was very evident and he said that they have close games (despite beating them 2 out of the last 3 recent maps 16-2, 16-4). But whatever we both may say, one thing is for sure, this is going to be a pretty good matchup. I can hardly wait :)
2017-04-09 11:37
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