fer: Everyone in the team is a monster

SK's Fernando "fer" Alvarenga had a massive tournament in London, grabbing the ECS S3 Finals MVP award. After the exciting grand final, we managed to hear his thoughts on the award and the playoff matches.

The Brazilians managed to get through two hard playoff opponents, Astralis and FaZe, and lift the trophy in the Wembley SSE Arena. Doing a massive amount of work for SK was Fernando "fer" Alvarenga, who finished the tournament without a single below-average rated map.

fer was the most valuable player for SK

In a post-match interview, fer talked about coming back in the final and SK's ranking at the moment.

You changed your in-game nickname from ferGOD to fermoster—and here comes the first MVP in a long time, at least from when coldzera joined the team. How does it feel?

I really don't care about [MVP] titles, when cold joined the team I already knew that cold was going to be the star. But everyone in the team is a monster and I'm really happy that we won this championship since it was the most stacked championship in some time.

Let's touch on the semi-final that was a crazy game in its own way. How did it go from your perspective? 

We already knew it was going to be a tough match because all the best teams in the world are here at this tournament but we feel really good now that felps has been in the team for a while and everything is much more fluid. 

Moving on to the final, after that long semi-final, and you lose your pick, the first map, what was the atmosphere like then?

Both maps were good for either team and we picked Mirage but it could've been FaZe's pick as well, it's all the same [due to our map pools]. We lost the first map but we knew we could win the next two so we were very confident.

The last map of the final, Train, after having a 13-2 lead and them coming back to 15-14, what was the feeling like inside of the team, how did you get the resilience to make the comeback and win the game?

It felt like the anxiety got to us because we wanted to close the map, everything was going so easy at the start. But after losing some rounds we started adapting, correcting some stuff that we were doing wrong and when it came to the overtime we already knew that we were going to win.

Do you feel like the best team in the world right now? Do you think that you deserve the title?

Absolutely, it feels like we are the best team in the world. And I'll say something more: we never stop being the best team in the world, we were just waiting for the right moment to come back.

Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
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Maps played:
Argentina mibio10 
2017-06-26 02:31
fer | 
Brazil raoGOD 
ferGOD top 1
2017-06-26 16:11
Brazil evolut1om 
2017-06-26 02:31
Poland Likely 
comeback 2017
2017-06-26 02:32
United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
2017-06-26 02:31
ye, but you're their daddy
2017-06-26 02:31
Brazil eITApai 
2017-06-26 02:31
2017-06-26 02:32
TACOmonster felpsmonster FalleNmonster coldzeramonster confirmed by fermonster
2017-06-26 02:31
haha +1 Sizzmonster Laanmonster
2017-06-26 12:03
United States donaldjae 
Absolutely, it feels like we are the best team in the world. And I'll say something more: we never stop being the best team in the world, we were just waiting for the right moment to come back.
2017-06-26 02:32
Brazil Cuckaroto 
2017-06-26 02:40
Brazil Cuckaroto 
2017-06-26 02:39
coldzera | 
Brazil set01 
youtube.com/watch?v=lek-KaxM9HA alt mid is fergod, T-ramp is lincon lau, if we lose this shit, you gonna suck my dick
2017-06-26 02:51
Brazil Charizaldo 
2017-06-26 03:02
Sk top 1 <3
2017-06-26 02:32
2017-06-26 02:33
fer > coldzera fer always do key frags and important roudns for SK,coldzera it's more consistent than fer tough anyway if coldzera and fer will toggle i guess they can win cologne and krakow,but let's not forget all credits goes to FalleN
2017-06-26 02:34
Brazil Cleits 
I disagree, but I confess that fer is a great player and offers danger to the title of world's best player, that is with cold. coldzera is underperfoming last camps, but we cannot underestimate him and if you saw his best too, you know that coldzera can be scary...and lucky.
2017-06-26 03:03
I think fer and cold are at the same level the only difference is that cold is a god clutcher and fer does his kill at the right moment.
2017-06-26 03:04
Brazil fieldset 
I don't think so. Fer is a monster, as always, but Coldzera is from another world. He is in outer level, his gaming sense is so advanced!
2017-06-26 03:39
Brazil mexicowss 
outer lvl* gaming sense* rlly nigga?
2017-06-26 06:09
fer - makes some sneaky play or entry frags for the team cold - clutches round, destroys the enemy team when needed, usually after fer both equally important, just work on different places on the map and different times for the rest of the team, fallen is at that level too, beeing able to build such a consistent team that never give up (and always so disciplinated) and at the same time awping the way he does, omfg felps and taco are a bit behind, they dont rly need to be at that level to, but when the occasion asks for it they appear (good clutchers too)
2017-06-26 03:42
Give this tuga a contract.
2017-06-26 13:45
You cannot compare sk players. Ofc cold fer and fallen delivers more than felps and taco, but it's not only because their are good players it's because their roles. Fer have more freedom than before with fnx (look at fer stats since fox or felps join the team). Cold is lurking more doing fnx job and fallen is doing more damage because he have a structure behind, that's why he was really bad before felps join sk. Besides that felps is getting better and better getting the entrykills and he was insane this tournament. But with felps and fer doing the entrys and pugging, taco has no job or no place to workwith he is always holding the same places because the other players are fantastic in their roles.
2017-06-26 18:25
as i said, they dont need, and they are still behind in terms of skill level, not that far
2017-07-01 13:32
"we never stop being the best team in the world, we were just waiting for the right moment to come back." Kappa
2017-06-26 02:34
it makes sense if you know which button sk push to come back
2017-06-26 11:12
too ez, so many tears of mad fanbois ahahaha ez for SK the best team in the world. ez for Marcelo "coldzera" david the best player to ever touch counter strike. ez for felps the brazilian fer. ez for follenrazer aka O verdadeiro best igl and awper in the world. #thecryisfree #saltytears #keepemcomin #SKera #sktop1 #AREUMADcuzIarent :>
2017-06-26 02:34
Singapore derpydm 
no ez for fer?
2017-06-26 03:32
2017-06-26 03:33
"the brazilian fer"???
2017-06-26 11:12
ZywOo | 
Brazil smm1le 
Everyone os a god
2017-06-26 02:34
fer always trolls xD, legend
2017-06-26 02:35
i want the nick ferGOD back pls
2017-06-26 02:35
The Monster has arrived. Fermonster
2017-06-26 02:36
coldzera | 
Brazil Laih0 
crazy to think SK is winning even with cold not playing very well... when he gets back in form they'll be unbeatable
2017-06-26 02:37
That is because felps picked up the slack
2017-06-26 03:50
Brazil tcesarsc 
"we were just waiting for the right moment to come back." LMAO
2017-06-26 02:38
Fer, always humble, Kappa
2017-06-26 02:39
Brazil diogo_dsc 
"And I'll say something more: we never stop being the best team in the world, we were just waiting for the right moment to come back." said everything!!!!!!!!! #RUNSKG
2017-06-26 02:39
Brazil Collee 
"when it came to the overtime we already knew that we were going to win." "Absolutely, it feels like we are the best team in the world. And I'll say something more: we never stop being the best team in the world, we were just waiting for the right moment to come back." Haters gonna scratch themselves lol
2017-06-26 02:40
They are definitely the best team in the world right now. But does it honestly matter? CS died before CSGO ever came out. CSGO tried to revive the cs/source split. Too late. We are all old and dont care anymore. SK is the best team in 2017.... Thats not saying much.
2017-06-26 02:55
Brazil Collee 
When the prize pools of a tournament can be up to 1 million, and a tournament can get more than 1 million viewers only on twitch and CSGO, being the best is not saying much? Rofl. What SK won on their 2 majors is probably the prize pool of 5 entire years of winning tournaments in 1.6
2017-06-26 03:07
more money does not equal better game
2017-06-26 11:10
Portugal Zedonp 
No it doesnt but i contradicts the fact that cs go is dead. Since more money means more people interested in cs go at least and more views means the same. The quality is up to the participating teams
2017-06-26 13:37
2017-06-26 03:31
Hong Kong korean 
2017-06-26 06:07
"We are all old and dont care anymore" I feel like that too. Feelsbadman.
2017-06-26 13:51
> at the peak of competitiveness and popularity > dead Maybe you don't find it as interesting as you used to, and that's ok, but saying it is dead is just silly.
2017-06-26 14:40
2017-06-26 02:41
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
the OG iz back in this B-I-itch
2017-06-26 02:43
2017-06-26 02:45
Brazil romp  
2017-06-26 02:46
I bet they thank whatever god they pray to. That they left Brazil. Well except cold. Hes a USA native.
2017-06-26 02:53
Hong Kong korean 
hes not?
2017-06-26 06:08
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
He's a Chile native rather
2017-06-26 12:43
Portugal Zedonp 
You wish some god like player would come from NA but nop he is not from NA or native either. Go back to the losers corner Trumpnation
2017-06-26 13:35
Third world country. Typing to an American. You should feel rewarded and accomplished.
2017-06-27 02:49
Brazil s4muell 
2017-06-26 03:00
Brazil godinh0 
Deserved, #GOSK #RUNSKG
2017-06-26 03:00
Malaysia phyzell 
So monsters does rule this planet? Monster > God
2017-06-26 03:01
played super good
2017-06-26 03:02
Brazil Kohzito 
2017-06-26 03:02
Nice job, guys!
2017-06-26 03:04
Brazil Nobuga 
2017-06-26 03:04
Brazil Charizaldo 
Best player of SK this year
2017-06-26 03:05
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
I'm fuckin proud of him! <3 Congratz FERGOD <3 <3 <3 We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-06-26 03:36
is monster energy drink sponsoring the whole team or just fer? im confused now
2017-06-26 03:37
Brazil Brazilian Wax 
He is sponsored by them since 2012, as far as i know.
2017-06-26 03:49
cajunb | 
China Kistah 
2017-06-26 03:37
Brazil r0d1 
when u read the last question, realize that fer is god playing and also trolling/trash talk ksadkaqk
2017-06-26 03:48
just cocky
2017-06-26 07:32
Have you noticed fer carries his team when his name is fermonster
2017-06-26 04:13
thats what the article says, yes. congratulations, you can read.
2017-06-26 11:09
We smart we loyal we from Brazil PogChamp
2017-06-26 06:01
Absolutely no doubt. SK is miles better than prime fnatic
2017-06-26 08:49
Luxembourg alex24 
translation: "everybody in the team has working 100% cheats" "we had some issues last year, but our coder fixed everything, and we are now all using the same toggle" good guy fer, he`s such a good boy
2017-06-26 09:06
All these flavors and you choose Salt oh boy <3
2017-06-26 20:05
Luxembourg alex24 
i just like triggering fanbois :) you have been triggere boy! tchuss
2017-06-27 07:53
Portugal Death_Hack 
best team in the world!
2017-06-26 09:33
So lucky, they won because of huge mistakes from Faze. 2 mp Faze...
2017-06-26 10:24
Totally agree. And don't forget huge luck of sk. ))
2017-06-26 10:47
2017-06-26 11:09
How much, salty dutch?
2017-06-26 13:19
betting in 2k17 lul
2017-06-26 13:48
Yeaaah, Faze just fucked this. They had Inferno.
2017-06-26 16:11
" we were just waiting for the right moment to come back." I lol'ed - So they lost, just because they wanted to wait for the right moment? I shitted a bull...
2017-06-26 10:36
they were waiting for the right moment to turn on cheats. if they started in match 1, it would be more obvious. sk always waits until they cannot lose any more games before turning on. same in group stage on big lans. ro16 first matches they make sure to lose some, they almost lose the deciding game, then suddenly miraculous comeback. so yes, they were literally waiting for the right moment.
2017-06-26 11:08
Brazil potat 
how to argue a cry
2017-06-26 13:04
how to not spek da englando
2017-06-26 16:11
Brazil potat 
2017-06-26 20:45
Romania zeneix 
Fergod, SK number 1 again :>
2017-06-26 10:48
taco such a monster
2017-06-26 11:59
pls kick taco
2017-06-26 14:44
"we never stop being the best team in the world" i will save that shit for later :) :)
2017-06-26 14:45
Best counter-strike team in the best counter-strike era of all time might be cocky to say he feels like the best, but who wouldnt? at least he is being honest about it and hes not wrong either. definitly the team to beat
2017-06-26 15:54
inb4 they don't even make it to the semi-finals at the major
2017-06-26 16:12
'best counter-strike era of all time' LUL'ed
2017-06-26 17:49
I'll say something more: we never stop being the best team in the world, we were just waiting for the right moment to come back.
2017-06-26 16:27
this dude spelled cheater wrong LUL
2017-06-26 17:41
Brazil Fredzera 
the monster fer
2017-06-27 00:24
ferGOD <3
2017-06-27 22:07
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