MODDII: "In a final anything can happen, but I want to win"

We sat down with Swedish veteran Andreas "MODDII" Fridh after his Heroic team topped Group A at DreamHack Open Valencia.

Heroic have managed to secure a spot in the DreamHack Valencia playoffs after beating both Misfits and KPI by 16-8 scorelines.

MODDII's Heroic are through to DH Valencia playoffs

We caught up with Andreas "MODDII" Fridh to get to know his impressions on matters concerning Heroic's matches, their map pool and the preparation for Valencia.

I'd like to start to talk about your first match, in which you lost just two rounds in the second half after taking a three-round lead on the CT side. What are your thoughts on the match?

We felt pretty confident on Overpass. We talked about the potential maps before the game, and I said to my team that it would be a huge surprise if they put Nuke or Overpass in the pool. So when they picked Overpass I was so surprised, and even though we struggled a bit on the CT side, I was pretty confident. We just got six rounds as CT and then we managed to close it out as Terrorists. I knew our T side was pretty good.

Do you feel confident on all maps, or are there any you would prefer to avoid? 

We have one permanent ban, I don't really feel confident on that one. But then we have six maps we are pretty OK on. Of course I prefer our stronger maps, such as Nuke and Overpass, but I feel pretty confident in the maps we have.

In your second match, you met KPI for first place in the group. You easily won the match, but the Spanish team put up a fight. What do you think of them as a team?

I was surprised. We practiced against them quite a few times, and they didn't seem that good, I'm sorry to say it. But here, on LAN, they gave us a fight, of course, we needed to focus and play seriously. They got some good headshots, so I'm surprised.

I know you guys did not have that much time to prepare, but how was your preparation for Valencia?

We actually lost pretty early in Cologne, so we used those days there to do a quick bootcamp, that was basically our preparation. Then we had the Malmö qualifier before coming here, and we took that as a practice as well, even though we lost. It sucked, but we have had enough preparation.

What are your goals for this tournament?

Right now, after qualifying for the playoffs, my goal to reach the final, of course. In a final anything can happen and only good teams can make it, but I want to win. That's my goal.  

Snappi said in Cologne that he was feeling pretty confident about the team and the way it worked, despite some mistakes. How do you feel about it?

I could not agree more with him. Our players have good work ethic, so we're doing fine, and even though we can lose a game, we are able to sit down and discuss our mistakes, so I'm super happy.

Who else do you see as favourites for this tournament?

I think CLG are going to do well. They were good at their last event and had that super overtime versus fnatic, for example. They have had some pretty decent results lately. I hope NiP beat CLG so we do not have to face them in the semi-finals. In my eyes, the dark horse will be CLG.

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Nice! Good Interview from MODDIIII
2017-07-14 00:03
Denmark WilhelmRosen 
oh okay, thought u wanted to lose
2017-07-14 00:03
It's not unheard of. Just look at NA.
2017-07-14 04:38
Norway FJooD 
+1 xD
2017-07-14 10:36
Portugal dracø 
NiP won't allow it, sorry Moddii
2017-07-14 00:04
lmao, "i want to win". No shit!
2017-07-14 00:07
fnx | 
Sweden martla 
not if you ask steel or dazed
2017-07-15 14:46
ez nip
2017-07-14 00:10
Brazil Gunzel 
ez for NiP
2017-07-14 00:10
Does Moddii speak Danish that well? Have never heard him speaking Danish in any interviews. Only Swedish.
2017-07-14 00:19
He's been playing professionally with danes since 2011 pretty much, and I'm pretty sure he has lived in Denmark as well. So he should at least be really good at understanding it by now if he's normally gifted ;)
2017-07-14 01:02
Sweden dohfOs 
2017-07-14 01:03
Very interesting interview, thank you for the link! Funny that even the reporter was asking what kind of accent Moddii has lol :D
2017-07-14 16:14
Denmark Notallama 
Through the rumors I've heard through the years, he had a girlfriend in Denmark for quite a while, and I think he has been living here since then. On top of that, I think he's from Scania, maybe even Malmø.. so his Danish comprehension must have already been fine.
2017-07-14 01:25
Denmark fyhn 
As far as I know, he's been living in Denmark for quite a while now. And as Danish and Swedish is somewhat similar, I'd guess he should have learnt it by now.
2017-07-14 11:43
Sweden dohfOs 
moddi <3
2017-07-14 01:02
Lets have Heroic and NiP in the final :D
2017-07-14 02:51
Go Moddii.
2017-07-14 04:37
United States ViKaLiBuR 
Never forget... Fnatic BM NiP.
2017-07-14 05:03
United States Globebuster 
seems i have
2017-07-14 05:18
United States Globebuster 
lol wasnt this years ago i dont think anyone cares about this still
2017-07-14 07:47
Denmark fyhn 
Yes, this is years ago and it's always posted out of context.
2017-07-14 11:44
I agree that it means nothing now and that you can't hold them against it, i simply posted the link because in this context, "dindunuffintrihard" didn't know what vikalibur was talking about (the clip)
2017-07-14 11:46
Denmark fyhn 
I don't blame your for it. But I have seen this posted countless times on HLTV to make hate against the fnatic players, where people have no idea what the story behind the situation was. It just annoys me that people on here are so quick to jump to conclusions. E: And actually I meant to reply to dindunuffintrihard's comment, not yours. My bad.
2017-07-14 11:55
You want too much. You are just a slotfiller on the team. Fake Swede. Eeewww.
2017-07-14 15:01
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