Stewie2K: "We'd rather not play the Brazilians"

Jake "Stewie2K" Yip talked to us following Cloud9 surviving the fourth round in which they defeated mousesports 16-11 on Train. In our next interview from the Major, he gave us his thoughts on some of their matches, the crouch jump bug and how the situation got resolved, and the technical issues teams have faced in groups.

Cloud9 are now 2-2 in the Swiss group stage following four double-digit matches, after the American side dropped a narrow Cobblestone to G2 yesterday and went on to survive round four with a 16-11 win over mousesports on Train.

Stewie's squad are now 2-2 in the Swiss group stage

We caught up with Jake "Stewie2K" Yip to get an interview ahead of their last match in the group stage, which they'll play later today:

Starting off with the first three days from your point of view, all your matches went to double digits, how did you reflect on your performance over the first rounds, was there anything you pinpointed and tried to improve on for today?

Coming off from Cologne, we approached all matches with high intensity, high energy, every player gave a lot of good tips. Approaching the first matches here, we did the same thing, but the second match, I had some personal issues back at home, so it kind of brought my mood down a little bit, I wasn't really in the mood to get the intensity up, even though my energy was still up.

I realized that when I compared the two matches we played today and yesterday to Cologne and our first match, our intensity wasn't there and our energy wasn't up. Comparing it to today, with the third match, we brought our intensity up, but it was kind of early for the boys, so our heads weren't fully into the game until late in the match. I felt like the scoreline should have been a little more in our favor, because we did throw a couple of T rounds, but it's not because of communication or intensity or anything like that, it's more because of getting our heads straight and focusing on the match. Luckily, late in the game we came back.

What was the key to locking down the CT side, do you remember any of the key rounds or plays that you won?

Going into the CT half, we were just trying to tell the boys to get our heads straight. I think Tim stepped up really big, he held outside really well, honestly everyone stepped up, we skimmed through the VOD and saw a lot of key battles that we won, like shroud at ivy 1v1's against oskar, and we had a lot of clutches that went in our favor. That happens at this level, so luckily it went our way.

Going forward, you have just one more match left in the groups, and there are quite a few scary match-ups there potentially, do you have any sort of preference?

There aren't really any match-ups that we're afraid of, to be honest, we'd rather not play the Brazilians, because in the past, we played them so much already.

We'd like another test, another opponent, just to see if we've got the talent to compete at a high level. And I think we do have that, we don't really have fear for any of the opponents, we think we can compete with anyone. We're just waiting for the match-ups, and we'll see what can prepare for.

A couple of days ago, there was a discussion about the crouch jump bug after BIG used it, what do you think about the situation and how it got resolved in the end?

I'm actually happy that everyone agreed to not using it, because I feel like it is game-breaking. We did play against BIG with the crouch jump bug, I tried to use it a little bit, but we're not as experienced as them in using it. Every now and then, we could tell they used it just because we could see them on our radar, but we couldn't actually see the model. I'm not taking any credit away from them, because they played really well regardless of the jump bug, I think they outplayed us T side and CT side.

I felt like we could have came back on the T side, but personally, my head wasn't in the game. I'm the player who plays on one of the lowest resolutions, two mollies came by and I completely stopped, I even tapped Jordan and said 'Look at my screen, two mollies and I have 70 FPS'. On one of the lowest resolutions, that's unacceptable. Today, they gave us better computers and we're still having a few FPS issues, but it's not as bad as the first days, so we couldn't really complain too much, but hopefully they will get that sorted. For the crouch jump bug, it being banned is probably the better way of playing the game.

How did you deal with the bug in-game, did you find anything out about how to counter it?

We watched BIG play Inferno against FaZe, I think, and we saw the spots where they like to do those jumps. We had to use extra utility just to push them off a little bit. I feel like that's kind of unfair, it makes it more advantageous for the CTs, it makes T's use more utility, which means you can save your utility as CT and delay the game even longer.

Lastly, what do you make of the new veto format, how does it compare to the format that is normally used, in which teams take turns one by one? Is there a new angle on how to approach vetoes?

I think this veto format doesn't have a big difference compared to the other ones. For this veto, I guess it could give both teams a good thought about which two maps it will be narrowed down to and you could prep for those. I wouldn't say that it's completely random, I'm happy that they don't randomize the last two maps anymore, because if they do that, there could be more outcomes, so we'd have to prepare for more maps.

United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
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Ayy lmao
2017-07-19 12:27
no shit
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
They gonna get SK/Immorrals now
2017-07-19 12:28
click b8 title
2017-07-19 12:28
jks | 
Australia ceejae 
Exactly. Implied context is nothing at all like what he was actually saying.
2017-07-19 21:42
2017-07-19 22:13
Snax | 
Poland dediw3e4 
I hope they will get brazilians.
2017-07-19 12:28
hhahahahahahahaha now IMT will rekt u
2017-07-19 12:29
c9 don't want to face brazil lol 3-0 SK hahaha
2017-07-19 12:30
SK is 2-1
2017-07-19 13:51
Talking about cologne
2017-07-19 14:04
Sry didnt think about it
2017-07-19 14:38
esl cologne 3-0 not pgl lol
2017-07-19 14:22
like stewie said, C9 are lucky
2017-07-19 12:34
felt like the title is a bit misleading. If his explanation was they were scared of them it would be fine, but his reasoning is just they played them a lot already.
2017-07-19 12:35
But I think it's going to be Murphy's law, the worst case scenario
2017-07-19 14:08
Norway arrow2DKnee 
pussies every one of them, they know they can't win against them.
2017-07-19 12:52
Lol they've been fucking immortals lately, and about SK, nobody on this major can beat them in a BO3
2017-07-19 13:58
Norway arrow2DKnee 
lol in all head to head in 2017 so far they have won only 4 times out of 11 matches and in past month they only won 2 matches out of 6 matches and you say they are fucking immortals lol.
2017-07-19 14:08
He said lately, which is true
2017-07-19 19:04
Stewie2K | 
North America Xheng 
This title is misleading.
2017-07-19 12:56
1million dollar event. 70fps computers lol valve
2017-07-19 12:58
Brazil dUdUb44- 
lol PGL!
2017-07-19 13:09
United Kingdom trtr098 
hey it's still way better than the console peasants
2017-07-19 14:09
Indonesia BunCit 
worst major ever, ban PGL from hosting major again
2017-07-20 09:27
Brazil K1K0_BR 
fear or respect ?
2017-07-19 13:08
2017-07-19 13:52
United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
"WE'D RATHER NOT PLAY THE BRAZILIANS" > What he actually said... > "There aren't really any match-ups that we're afraid of, to be honest, we'd rather not play the Brazilians, because in the past, we played them so much already." Honestly, please choose the titles of your click-bait topics lightly... you know exactly the community of HLTV is like, you're practically asking for a flame-war. Otherwise, be more diverse in terms of titles in the future. The title implies fear or cowardice initially, when that wasn't Stewie2k's answer at all - they wanted more diversity to be able to play against other teams at this tournament. Ipso-facto, the title is incredibly misleading and needs to ne changed in that reagrd for future reference, as it's unfair towards Stewie2k because he answered a simple question. This also isn't the first time such a click-bait title has lead to heated discussions... I implore you, title your topics more diversely in the future... Thank you. Have a good day, Striker and HLTV Staff.
2017-07-19 14:00
United States Tater_Hater 
+1 It was nice click bait
2017-07-19 17:00
DAS RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2017-07-19 14:15
maybe finals will be Big vs Sk or gambit
2017-07-19 14:23
SK vs Gambit
2017-07-19 20:15
i hope 1 day watch simple and stewie in the same team :) 2 best skills players in this game :)
2017-07-19 14:36
There are so many problems in this championship that I can not see Steam supporting PGL for a next major tournament.
2017-07-19 15:07
Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
2017-07-19 17:30
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cogu | 
Brazil usucks 
2017-07-19 19:43
2017-07-19 20:14
United States duhsmersh 
LUL guess why? Cuz he knows they will likely lose
2017-07-19 22:05
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