kRYSTAL: "We know we can compete, it's just about finding the confidence"

After PENTA survived their elimination match against Vega Squadron with a comeback from a 7-14 deficit, we sat down with Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend for an interview about his squad's journey through the Major so far.

PENTA kicked off the Major with a narrow loss to SK on Inferno, after the European side clawed back from a 0-10 deficit. Day two saw Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend and company grabbing a 7-1 lead against North on Mirage, but the Danes went on to crush PENTA in the remainder of the match which ended 16-9.

In the 0-2 pool, PENTA met Vega Squadron and got off to a poor start with just three rounds on the offense on Mirage, but managed to mount a comeback as CT, coming out with a 16-14 win.

We sat down with kRYSTAL after their latest match to find out why Niko "naSu" Kovanen isn't with the team at the Major, how it affected their preparation, and we ran through PENTA's matches so far:

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Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Finland Niko 'naSu' Kovanen
Niko 'naSu' Kovanen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
220
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
#2
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Penta top 8 next major
2017-07-18 14:12
#5
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Germany TheRealtobseN 
#PENTAMANIA
2017-07-18 14:12
-BOT kRYSTAL
2017-07-18 14:12
+1
2017-07-18 14:56
#15
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Poland Hamadoshi 
yesterday innocent was doing as bot
2017-07-18 14:21
#21
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Russia AyvaN 
innocent 28-20 LUL
2017-07-18 15:25
#28
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Poland Hamadoshi 
yesterday - innocent 5-18
2017-07-18 18:24
#11
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Poland Hamadoshi 
PENTA I believe you, you can go to play-offs!
2017-07-18 14:14
ns
2017-07-18 14:17
#14
Poland Morv 
We can compete we just need confidence lol - after winning 16:14 with worst team on this LAN. GJ
2017-07-18 14:20
#16
liTTle | 
Other AAwenB 
I guess you didnt watched the interview
2017-07-18 14:22
yeah and almost beat the best team on this lan
2017-07-18 14:59
#17
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Sweden peterrrr10 
lul that win was more than gifted xD
2017-07-18 14:31
#20
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Russia Dart_Evil 
GL penta next game. FlipSid3 and mous - good opponent
2017-07-18 15:12
#22
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World nakTriceps 
Penta x Astralis or NaVi
2017-07-18 15:40
#23
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Russia Dart_Evil 
NaVi - RiP Astralis - RiP Penta(
2017-07-18 15:41
#24
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Indonesia rareguy 
Goddammit, I love interview in text rather than video.
2017-07-18 15:51
#26
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India TYZ4 
Same
2017-07-18 17:02
#27
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Poland mamba99999 
see you at the playoffs.
2017-07-18 17:10
MORE VIDEO INTERVIEW !!!
2017-07-18 19:26
well if ur not confident enough after 12-4 and winning the pistol which gave u 12th, idk what needs to happen :D Lolled :D
2017-07-19 13:01
#32
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Latvia kenplasmulje 
Penta's sticker after major go up in price
2017-07-20 13:26
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