kennyS: "We won Cobblestone because of SmithZz"

For his contributions to G2's victory at DreamHack Masters Malmö, Kenny "kennyS" Schrub was awarded with the MVP medal. Following the award ceremony, we talked to the French sniper about his team's run at the event in Sweden.

An overall great performance from Kenny "kennyS" Schrub peaked in the playoffs and especially the grand final, where he was the main man behind G2's victory over North. Over the course of the tournament, kennyS had a 1.22 rating, earning himself his fourth MVP award of the year.

kennyS had a great performance in Malmö

After giving the MVP medal to kennyS, we talked about the match against North, Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux's impact and the team in general.

Let's jump straight into it, can you give me a bit of your feelings on this matchup and winning the tournament?

Coming to this matchup we felt confident obviously, because we have been playing really through the whole tournament. So yeah, I think the feeling is that we are really happy, obviously, especially happy about not only the win, but how we played throughout the whole tournament.

Tell me about Cobblestone, it started pretty rough for you, MSL was playing great, they were getting a lot of rounds. How did you manage to come back into that game?

To come back into that game… I think we won that game entirely because of SmithZz. We took a timeout, he made the suggestion, we actually did the suggestion, for two rounds in the row and we won both of them. Then it gave us the chance to have a better game plan. Those two rounds made us win the game, so Cobblestone was entirely because of SmithZz, so thanks to SmithZz.

Can you tell me what he called? What was the adaptation?

He called a three-two B, on plateau and drop. So basically he called it and we did it for two rounds in the row and we won both of them.

In the semi-final you played against NiP, and that was a matchmore or less between you and draken, both playing very well. So tell me about that matchup and playing against him?

It felt really great actually, I really love playing against draken because I feel like I'm playing against myself. I think I might have a bit of an advantage on him because I probably have a little bit more experience. Since he is playing like me—he is almost the same—I could predict a lot of his moves.

But despite the fact that I have probably killed him more than he killed me he actually had a great game. And I'm very happy that an AWP player like him is in NiP. And also I'm kind of proud, because I know he kind of likes me and he is the same player like me, so that makes me kind of happy.

We saw that bodyy has something on his arm, and didn't have such a great tournament statistically. Is there anything going on, any problems there?

I don't know, I feel like we all played well in certain moments, bodyy did as well. But yeah, he has something that bothers him in his wrist, that why he has the thingie there. Basically, he feels some pain sometimes, but I think he is going to fix it. And whatever the statistics are during this event I think that we all played well and did our job.

This tournament has a different coaching ruleset, and as you said SmithZz helped you out. What do you think about these rules and would you like to see them at other tournaments as well?

Well, of course we want more freedom for the coach and as I said we won Cobblestone because of SmithZz. So once again, obviously we want that kind of rules because it works out great for us, SmithZz is really important to us.

Any last words, you won the MVP, you won the tournament, is there anything you want to say?

Thanks to for the award again, I think it might be the fourth this year. I'm really happy again. Also, I'm really proud of my team, my teammates because it was really hard before the break. We have been through a lot of pain, especially at the Major, so I'm happy that we can bring it back. So thanks to them, thanks to G2, thanks to everyone, the staff and stuff.

France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
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France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
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Kenny so humble what a dad
2017-09-03 22:08
U didnt deserve 1st spot
2017-09-03 22:08
why not
2017-09-03 22:08
United States Cario 
me arent think that
2017-09-03 22:08
salty fin
2017-09-03 22:10
The amount of autistic Finns has really increased recently. What's going on? Is it the fallout from all the whiny allu fans who decided to now come infest HLTV?
2017-09-04 17:16
Denmark Xipingu 
You didn't either, so stop whining.
2017-09-03 22:18
Norway Hyggeligulv 
He truly is a likable guy
2017-09-04 00:14
I know he kind of likes me and he is the same player like me, so that makes me kind of happy. humble rofl
2017-09-04 00:27
Sweden Madrigals1 
More like gay
2017-09-06 11:20
Finland Taynz 
Fak third
2017-09-03 22:08
2017-09-03 22:08
Nepal OTAN 
2017-09-03 22:12
2017-09-03 23:24
2017-09-04 20:44
2017-09-05 15:07
Bangladesh Awsome_Mice 
God smithzz
2017-09-03 22:08
France Meerkat_ 
I was expected some really in depth strat completely exploiting North but it was a 3-2 B... This is why G2 need a good IGL. They would call this in a heartbeat without smithzz and be so good.
2017-09-03 22:13
Japan eoeoeoewowow 
You need to calm down about this IGL shit. You don't need an execute every round to win. G2 won plenty of tournaments with shox leading.
2017-09-03 22:15
France Meerkat_ 
They could win so much more without. Actually top 1.
2017-09-03 22:19
Japan eoeoeoewowow 
And how do you know that? Happy did nothing in all of 2016 with 3/5 players of current G2 and Ex6TenZ didn't really win anything in CS:GO even though he had most of the french star players playing under him.
2017-09-03 22:22
France Meerkat_ 
Are we forgetting Happy in 2015? Plus Ex6 had Maniac and RPK dragging the team down A LOT.
2017-09-03 22:38
Japan eoeoeoewowow 
I don't care about 2015, that was 2 years ago. They kicked Maniac for ScreaM and RpK was the 3rd best player for sure.
2017-09-03 22:42
France Meerkat_ 
Still Not nearly as much firepower as they have now. Plus Happy has shown to be getting back into his old form recently, and his calling has been on point.
2017-09-03 22:43
Japan eoeoeoewowow 
2016 G2 achieved much more after kicking Ex6TenZ with mostly the same line-up. If Happy's calling is on point why did they go out in last place? nV are decent only because RpK is playing like a monster lately. If he loses motivation like he did in G2, nV is dead.
2017-09-03 22:47
France Meerkat_ 
Can't judge nV from a very close 0-2 bo1 loss. The problem with them right now is Sixer. A better AWP would make them a top 10 team easily.
2017-09-03 23:18
flag check , pointless to argue with shit2 & girlsinpink fanboi
2017-09-04 01:12
France Meerkat_ 
But I'm a G2 fan... idiot
2017-09-04 01:12
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
shit2 and girlsinpink... wow, you deserve a comedy medal! What a masterpiece!
2017-09-05 00:26
2017-09-04 04:24
Finland Smoonah 
maniac fking blows
2017-09-05 02:01
France Meerkat_ 
That's my point. They dragged ex6 down.
2017-09-05 02:02
Denmark Xipingu 
Wtf they just booted out SK, NiP and North, all teams fired the heck up. This IGL crap is nonsense.
2017-09-03 22:20
France Meerkat_ 
Wait until the major when all other teams come in with a lot more preparation and actually play well.
2017-09-03 22:41
Denmark Xipingu 
The major won't have this system sadly, only the RNG Swiss System. It sucks.
2017-09-04 00:24
The major will probly be swiss mode as always... Shit major
2017-09-04 05:05
Denmark Xipingu 
Indeed. Swiss Mode is the epitomy of the Random Number Generator. Heck, you would think the creators behind it actually created that as well.
2017-09-04 12:55
basically agree with you. This result is great. but still I doubt shox's IGL is wasting G2 potential and also his ability itself.
2017-09-04 01:26
France Meerkat_ 
-NBK +Happy make it happen
2017-09-04 01:27
Never.Only thing that keeps Happy relevant is Rpk being in great form right now.
2017-09-04 03:18
why would they do that, after fleeing his overused strats?
2017-09-04 04:25
The problem is that they seem to dislike both happy/ex6(I dont know the actual reasons.). I just hope French new blood IGL from out of nowhere.
2017-09-04 05:02
2017-09-03 22:08
Romania Vladootzz 
2017-09-03 22:08
yeah ofc xDD
2017-09-03 22:08
Poland DominnX26 
2017-09-03 22:08
United Kingdom Theodoooore 
Coach SmithZz > player SmithZz
2017-09-03 22:08
smithzz ez
2017-09-04 04:35
Xizt | 
Czech Republic davskal 
You won the tournament because of smithzz, you are so tactically uncapable it physically hurts.
2017-09-03 22:09
Mad nip fangay ahahahahah
2017-09-03 22:19
Buthurt that g2-0 nip? ;)
2017-09-03 22:48
Xizt | 
Czech Republic davskal 
Name checks out. I love the guys, especially shox and apex. That doesn't change the fact that they are more of a skill and momentum dependant team. Only Ex6tenz and his apprentice Smithzzz knows something about the game other than clicking on heads.
2017-09-03 22:50
Apprentice Smithzzz ?? Wtf smithzz is better and more experienced than ex6.
2017-09-04 00:23
2017-09-04 04:29
stop with the ex6 dick sucking, he didnt achieve anything for a while, and didn't do shit with LDLC Smithzz the apprentice of ex6? ahahah Check what Smithzz won, and then check ex6
2017-09-04 04:28
Finland Smoonah 
ex6 fking blows. feel the power x6 durrrr. yea feel the power not x1 normal power feels but x6 the feels of power yea durrrr. so fking dumb
2017-09-05 22:00
Not only G2 coach brings team to victory NIP fan :DDD
2017-09-04 22:51
Chile nachooww 
2017-09-03 22:09
Thank mr. Smithzz
2017-09-03 22:09
World ZMDR 
ez 4 yo les noobs
2017-09-03 22:09
France kNRD^ 
2017-09-03 22:09
yo les gods
2017-09-03 22:10
Nepal OTAN 
2017-09-03 22:12
First time Smithzz ever won anybody anything.
2017-09-03 22:16
s1mple | 
United States iScorps 
1x major winner and 280k prize money btw
2017-09-03 22:18
Denmark Xipingu 
NT mr. New to the scene. Lmao
2017-09-03 22:18
He won a major lmfao
2017-09-03 22:48
Netherlands EJVN 
You need to check your English skills before commenting tbh. He didn't say "First time Smithzz ever won", he said "First time Smithzz ever won ANYBODY ANYTHING", meaning it's the first time he was the reason of why his team won something.
2017-09-04 02:38
same shit, he was one of the reasons the team won during DH 14'
2017-09-04 04:37
Netherlands EJVN 
yeah... not really. 0.86 rating just for comparison to others in LDLC squad from that event: NBK 1.07 Happy 1.17 Shox 1.03 Kioshima 1.08
2017-09-04 13:23
did you watch the finals? stats do not show the impact
2017-09-04 13:25
Netherlands EJVN 
Of course I watched the finals. To be precise, I watched almost all games. LDLC would've won this tournament with or without him, meaning he had the smallest impact. I am not hating smithzz, I always liked him and think that he got unprecciated from time to time, but this is the truth considering DHW14.
2017-09-04 13:28
lmao again, a noob watching cs since 2016
2017-09-04 04:36
Lmao a delusional g2 fangay
2017-09-04 14:41
lmao go learn what he achieved cry is free tho
2017-09-04 16:01
Indonesia FinZzz 
Ah you again, spitting out shit you dont even know.
2017-09-05 01:04
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
yeah sure
2017-09-03 22:16
Boo | 
France mbl4 
I agree with kenny on Draken, he is a very fast and agressive AWPer, I love to see these insane flicks he makes, and he is a very charismatic youg star that will be top3 AWPer soon
2017-09-03 22:17
Sweden Hob0 
2017-09-03 22:28
Malaysia phyzell 
When I saw he missed the shot (with scope) against Navi in Nuke. I started to wonder if CSGO is a weaker product than 1.6. Or maybe Draken needs to be consistent with his skills,
2017-09-03 22:32
Other Phinks 
Same on train when adren was just clicking a head on B upper on de_train with his awp. No kill.
2017-09-04 00:20
Malaysia phyzell 
I'll just skip CSGO and wait for CS 1.7 to come out. :)
2017-09-04 11:09
Better wait for CS:S2
2017-09-04 13:36
Malaysia phyzell 
Ok. I'll wait for that. Ain't gonna waste my time on mediocre stuffs & scams.
2017-09-04 15:49
he's playing really well, but charismatic i wouldn't go that far
2017-09-04 04:38
ZywOo | 
Canada pain^ 
yo les noobs
2017-09-03 22:18
Malaysia phyzell 
Bring back Dust2 makeover.
2017-09-03 22:26
2017-09-03 22:41
if anyone deserved the MVP more it woulda been apEX such consistent entryfragging is hardly seen yet under appreciated.....
2017-09-03 22:55
Belgium bioZARRRD 
It's always under appreciated unfortunately
2017-09-03 23:08
bcuz kennyshit overrated af
2017-09-04 01:14
lmao top fragger during the finals tho He had much impact too
2017-09-04 04:38
+1 he deserved it but kenny is such a monster and even more outstanding. Hard to chose between the two this tournament but kenny delivered better in the final and took it away.
2017-09-04 02:20
alright lets go ahead and put anyone else in apEX his place do u see them making over 78% entryfrag ratio happening on 2 maps as T side??
2017-09-04 18:26
that's what I am talking about, people don't appreciate that well enough, they only see kenny going ham but not the effort and incredible impact of apex. this tournament he really did shine and impressed me that much to make me write such comments in the first place.
2017-09-04 19:45
smithz did something!
2017-09-03 23:06
like winning DH 14?
2017-09-04 04:40
Allen Iverson never won a ring but Javale McGee did. Not that I think McGee sucks but you get the point : your argument doesn't prove anything.
2017-09-04 15:15
you lost yourself in your own post bro
2017-09-04 16:02
No, it's extremely simple, getting carried all the way to the top doesn't make you a top player. Smithzz isn't bad but as an awper being consistently the lowest rated player of the team is unacceptable.
2017-09-04 16:06
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
GOD SmithZz <3
2017-09-03 23:20
Brazil FLXG 
But despite the fact that I have probably killed him more than he killed me he actually had a great game. And I'm very happy that an AWP player like him is in NiP. And also I'm kind of proud, because I know he kind of likes me and he is the same player like me, so that makes me kind of happy.
2017-09-03 23:57
smithz GOD
2017-09-03 23:57
Other Phinks 
Proud of my boy Smithzzeloff
2017-09-04 00:21
the french boys played outstanding
2017-09-04 02:10
I would love to see Kennys vs Draken in an awp 1v1 game.
2017-09-04 03:11
shox said that G2 usually warms up playing 3v3 awp map Shox, kennyS & SmithZz vs NBK, bodyy & apEX, and that they always lost to bodyy&co So I guess kenny isnt that good on awp map
2017-09-04 10:24
ROFL how does that end up being even remotely balanced?
2017-09-04 15:17
it doesn't xD But that's what they said shox, SmithZz, kennyS vs NBK, bodyy, apEX and apparently NBK, bodyy and apEX win more times than not, dont ask me how that's even possible
2017-09-04 15:25
Fnatic won in 2014 because they took Smithzz Verygames tactics
2017-09-04 09:44
Indonesia alsamsun 
GG for G2esports and Well played to kenny
2017-09-04 10:05
2017-09-04 12:58
What a god SmithZz thx mr. SmithZz
2017-09-04 13:14
North America hiqb8s 
2 izii 4 smitziii
2017-09-04 16:51
apEX TOP4iK <3 <3 <3
2017-09-04 17:35
I'm your big fan from the start of csgo history! Your awesome AWP flick shots my day more awesome! Thank You, KennyS! <3
2017-09-04 22:25
I bet smithzz has cancer that's why they are sucking his dick
2017-09-05 03:29
u wot
2017-09-06 11:32
France cedd 
its ok to be salty... when u have retired players like smithzz, pronax, fifflaren, achieving more in csgo than any american player, it must hurt :(
2017-09-06 16:29
K0nfig deserved MVP more smh...
2017-09-05 10:56
France rezpecful 
2017-09-06 09:48
2017-09-05 15:55
north korea
2017-09-06 09:47
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