NBK: "apEX is leading on Mirage"

Our next interview from DreamHack Masters Malmö is with the first semi-finalists of the tournament G2, whose Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt discussed his team's journey in Sweden so far.

Defeating Envy and Immortals, G2 secured first place in Group D, where the Frenchmen also showed their wild card map, Mirage, which they had previously never played.

G2 faced SK in the quarter-finals earlier today and conceded the first map, Cobblestone, 11-16. On Inferno, the Brazilians were up 13-6 on the CT side, but G2 put up a great offense to take the match to overtime and force the decider, Mirage. With eight rounds on the defense and another strong Terrorist side, Richard "shox" Papillon's squad took SK by surprise and advanced to the semi-finals.

We caught up with Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt after the match to find out more about his team's journey so far and the reason for the inclusion of Mirage in their map pool:

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
#1
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Sweden Swedish_CS_Fan 
k
2017-09-02 17:00
apEX is a god
2017-09-02 17:01
yeah he is fucking insane
2017-09-02 17:04
good to see him back on form again
2017-09-02 17:27
Only Mirage ? He carried on inferno too ffs ?
2017-09-02 18:21
I did not say anything about maps tho
2017-09-02 18:22
Why are you looking for any logic in my reply to your post ? I just wanted a lot of belgians and frenchmen to read my comment and leave their shitty critical replies .
2017-09-02 21:55
#63
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Europe KittyChamp 
wow lame
2017-09-03 02:14
mentioned it in #59
2017-09-04 20:44
You need immediate medical attention with your crippling autism.
2017-09-04 00:20
Says NOflag g1rl .
2017-09-04 20:46
#53
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Belgium rainb0wHRS 
U dumbass he's IN GAME leading on mirage..
2017-09-02 19:10
Why belgians are so ungratefull with their boring lifes . Couldn't you just left this reply as misstyped . So rude . Edit : ScreaM not anymore best aimer in CS , so don't be so confident showing your belgium flag and manners ..
2017-09-02 21:57
#60
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Belgium rainb0wHRS 
sorry belgians are retarded
2017-09-02 22:06
+1
2017-09-04 20:45
u made my day, ty
2017-09-02 20:20
It's the end of the day dude , didn't you have more interesting things happened in your day , ty for appreciating .
2017-09-02 22:01
ez
2017-09-02 17:00
Ez
2017-09-02 17:00
#4
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Austria SPatrick_ 
:)
2017-09-02 17:01
#5
Nifty | 
United Kingdom Hende 
wow, good for apex :D
2017-09-02 17:01
#6
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Brazil Waldemar H. 
yes
2017-09-02 17:01
#7
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France Guedain 
rofl
2017-09-02 17:01
#8
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World DygL 
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2017-09-02 17:01
#9
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Denmark fm100 
k
2017-09-02 17:01
#10
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France iwasthelegend 
who care
2017-09-02 17:01
EnVyUs LUL
2017-09-02 17:01
#20
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France iwasthelegend 
french fanboy lul
2017-09-02 17:02
Actually french, French fanboy, of EnVyUs LOL OK
2017-09-02 17:05
#55
NBK- | 
China Gnikiv 
never get into playoff = Envyus
2017-09-02 19:55
same for tyloo ;)
2017-09-03 00:37
#62
NBK- | 
China Gnikiv 
not interesting in our csgo scene -( lets talk about some dota2.
2017-09-03 00:44
G2 is to good my friend...
2017-09-02 17:01
#g2Army
2017-09-02 17:01
#14
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Finland JBU 
:D:D:D
2017-09-02 17:01
EZ katakat
2017-09-02 17:01
#17
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Finland kAlluYT 
Love your interviews Striker
2017-09-02 17:01
#18
LeX | 
Russia mddn 
youtube?!?!?!!?!
2017-09-02 17:02
no, Twitch
2017-09-02 17:04
#29
LeX | 
Russia mddn 
i mean wtf why twitch, not youtube for interview
2017-09-02 17:14
One can only speculate why they switched from youtube to twitch. Maybe for sponsoring reasons? I don´t know and I don´t see the added value in this move, as a user.
2017-09-02 17:17
in 2-3 months, NBK:"Apex is leaving G2"
2017-09-02 17:02
#45
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France vNUSSS 
hm why?
2017-09-02 18:21
#51
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Serbia Removekebab13 
'Apex was the problem'
2017-09-02 18:34
#22
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Germany FlameSF2 
why hltv post everything on twitch nowdays ???
2017-09-02 17:04
Partnership.
2017-09-02 17:25
#33
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Germany FlameSF2 
Youtube was way better :/
2017-09-02 17:25
#25
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Awesome how apex, nbk and body play at their best against SK. It's always shox and kennys doing great against another teams and the rest of the team is kinda apathetic. Against SK is quite the opposite always. Well played, as always.
2017-09-02 17:09
#39
Ethiopia xohs 
dafuq? kennyS and shox were the 2 and 3 best players for G2 this series -with apex being the best.
2017-09-02 17:44
#49
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Apex and NBK had all the key frags. Boddy usually plays better than normal against SK. Don't remember shox or kennys doing anything great on the last 10 matches. Quite the opposite, really. There was this game on overpass, not long ago, in which fallen made KennyS his bitch, and G2 still won.
2017-09-02 18:29
#40
shox | 
Germany KotFahrer 
I dont think bodyy played his 'best' but it was of cause a team effort. This time apex was absolutly key for their win, and as it seems also with calling. Well, they are just their kryptonite i guess. Someone g2 breaks through fallens game play, again and again. Its always fun to watch them play against ( atleast for me).
2017-09-02 17:47
#48
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Imo, their secret is stepping the game of the 3 worst players up against SK. They are a lot worse against other teams because they rely too much on shox and kennys. Against SK, they almost never have to shine, the other 3 start playing as the should all the time.
2017-09-02 18:27
#50
shox | 
Germany KotFahrer 
I did not realise that if it is true, tho. Let me catch my eyes on that for the next time they meet each other. I just hope they do not crumble against nip now, and play with the same confidence like against SK.
2017-09-02 18:32
Mirage IGL LUL, lets give every player IGL role for single map Apex Mirage NBK Nuke Shox Cache Boddy Inferno KennyS Overpass
2017-09-02 17:09
tbh it makes more sense as it doesn't hold back one single IGL on every map and allows the team to be more diverse in terms of strategy, keeping the opposite team in a weird state where they can't counter-strat because they haven't encountered that type of IGLing before.
2017-09-02 17:15
Balding interviewer btw haHAA
2017-09-02 17:11
#52
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Serbia Removekebab13 
I noticed that too, its kinda sad :(
2017-09-02 18:36
No need to worry, just bad lighting :P
2017-09-03 09:55
#65
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Serbia Removekebab13 
HI MOM HI DAD
2017-09-03 11:13
Well, that winning streak on mirage will come to an end once an IGL finally learns how G2 plays it to counter them. Before the match against SK they played it only once - against Immortals 2 days ago. I doubt apEX is so talented at counter-stratting and surprising his opponents as an IGL, otherwise he would've already been an IGL himself. I guess he learned something from Happy, because nV did play mirage, unlike G2, but it's just a temporal succees. Still gratz to G2 that they finally started playing mirage again after a long break.
2017-09-02 17:13
Apex is already the guy helping shox with the calls, he already is the guy doing the smokes and strategies, and by the time they wanted to Play mirage shox was like, hey I dont know how to call in this map since I dont Play It quite often, so apEX stepped Up as IGL for this map. Tbh I wouldn't be surprised of apEX becomes the IGL of G2, some french Guy already called It. Bye what is he gonna learn from Happy, none has learned anything about him, never
2017-09-02 17:30
apex is a god, I'm happy for this cuz a lot of silvers talked shit about him, peanut brain etc apexGOD <3 apex <3
2017-09-02 17:35
apex Kreygasm
2017-09-02 17:36
Where are the -apex+scream today?
2017-09-02 17:43
Yeah, searched a lot and couldn't find it
2017-09-02 18:11
#41
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Poland mamba99999 
Twitch ??
2017-09-02 17:48
#54
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Romania ECObra 
Godpex
2017-09-02 19:26
Apex lead mirage because show don't like mirage
2017-09-03 14:08
get that haircut off front page it hurts my eyes
2017-09-03 17:07
#68
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France rezpecful 
Striker this haircut... typical czech
2017-09-03 17:39
#69
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Switzerland zaViM 
Link is broken
2017-09-03 20:38
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