dupreeh: "It was really obvious that [fnatic] were playing scared on Train"

October 11th, 2017 03:02

Astralis handled fnatic in the quarterfinals of ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier, securing a convincing 2-0 win and a date with Cloud9 in the semis on Thursday. To hear about his team's win and his recent performances, we talked to Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen.

The Danish side lived up to their favorites tag in the Scandinavian matchup against fnatic, with a 16-5 victory on Train followed up by a tighter, 16-12 win on Overpass to get the 2-0 in the series.

dupreeh said that a healthier lifestyle helped his in-game performance

To hear more about the game, playing the Swedes online and the outlook on the semi-final, we interviewed Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen.

Coming into the matchup, playing against fnatic, what did you think going in? Map pool-wise, did you get what you expected?

We actually got suprised by them picking Train. We just played them online and they demolished us on both Mirage and Train. I don't know why they decided to go for Train because, in my opinion, we are better on Train than we are on Mirage. So it was good for us that they picked Train and we were able to start on the CT side. So yeah, that was a surprise and we expected them to either ban Nuke or Overpass, so we would always pick the opposite of what they didn't want to play. So we already had our pick in our minds, for a long time.

So yeah, picking Train was really good for us, so we didn't have to play Mirage. Not that we don't like Mirage but, if we compare Mirage and Train, I think that we are better on Train.

You played them two-three days ago in ESL Pro League, so how did that feel and how much did that play into this match?

I think it played into our favor. fnatic had a really strong day that day, and we had a completely off day. I think we had been playing six ESL Pro League games throughout the week and we had to be at the airport four hours after the fnatic match. So I think maybe the mindset was already out, left for the airport. It was just a weird day, already in practice people were saying "we feel completely off today, but it's probably just practice, we will play better".

But I think the online match played in our favor and I wouldn't say that they put too much in that win, but I think they came here confident. And when they faced us here and we hit our shots and played really good as a team, they got a bit scared. It was really obvious that on Train they played scared. I think they came back to their old form and how they played in Pro League on Overpass in the end and we almost threw that one. So it got a little bit shaky, but they played pretty poor on Train and on Overpass, even though it's not one of their strongest maps.

On Overpass, after your good start, your CT side started being a bit shaky. So tell me a bit about that, what were the issues for you on the CT side?

I think we made a pretty bad mistake, we were up 12-7 or something like that and I called for the team to fall back because we were in a two-man lead. And I don't know who died, but we lost some guns for free and we failed a little bit. So we lost a lot of economy there and we kind of gave them the option to get back into the game, giving them guns and letting them build economy. That was a pretty poor decision by us, but that was something we are going to learn from, everyone who made a mistake in that round knows that and now they won't do it in the rest of the tournament.

Your performance in this series was insane, but in general, the past few weeks and months, you've been stepping up a bit. Tell me a bit about that, is there anything that changed in your game, in the team composition, what is the reason for that?

I think everything comes down to you always believing in yourself. I've had a lot of discussion with my mental coach, because everyone makes mistakes and I have some mental mistakes I have to learn from. Some of them are maybe bigger than others and I always try to work on them. Overall, I've started working out and eating healthier so I feel like I have more energy. And being more confident about my outside, how I look and in general I just feel so much better as a human.

And it actually proves, I think it's really underrated that people actually eat healthy and do excercises... You know, just to get some fresh air here and there and not sit in front of the computer all the time... I think if you are feeling well in real life you actually play better in the game.

Just touching on the next game that you have here, in two days against Cloud9, the semi-final. What are your feeling about facing the North American side?

Actually, they impressed me by beating G2, I think everyone thought that G2 were going to win because they were the favorites, but then again, G2 has been playing pretty poorly in the last two weeks, also in Pro League at home, they are definitely not themselves right now. I think they need a little bit more time to figure out what is going on and then they will come back as always, because they have so many [good] individual players in that team. I think it's just a matter of time.

But yeah, the same goes for Cloud9, they have so many good individual players, I don't think you can pinpoint one guy that is not performing. So it's going to be tough. It's like playing FaZe Clan, like a little brother of FaZe Clan in my opinion. So many good players and you have to be on point with your own game. Also, their map pool is really strong, if you look at ours as well, I think we are going to have an interesting veto.

Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
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my first time first
2017-10-11 03:03
lol obvious
2017-10-11 03:12
Hong Kong MannaharaHK 
2017-10-11 03:03
Sweden lagcats 
dupreeeh doing it
2017-10-11 03:03
United States Good_big_boy 
Good Game
2017-10-11 03:03
Netherlands iuohtz 
2017-10-11 03:03
they got them asses roasted
2017-10-11 03:11
2017-10-11 03:14
United States paine445 
throwing shade much? sweden-denmark rivalry!
2017-10-11 03:16
that's not even a contest.
2017-10-11 08:58
Europe LegacyMLG 
Faze vs Astralis Best grand final ever. Btw final = bo5 or bo3?
2017-10-11 03:39
Israel raaVz 
2017-10-11 03:41
Europe LegacyMLG 
then no fun
2017-10-11 03:41
bo3 is the best, bo5 is to much
2017-10-11 18:28
lover | 
Other Gala0 
Faze vs SK would be way better
2017-10-12 17:01
Israel raaVz 
2017-10-11 03:41
Other mikecool 
Go out and eat healthy and exercise and you'll feel good. Who woulda thought xD.
2017-10-11 05:25
Xyp9x | 
Denmark McMuffin 
59 kills... Damn son
2017-10-11 06:16
yeah, "scared" they just suck
2017-10-11 06:44
2017-10-12 16:43
device | 
Europe ofri868 
Well, if they suck, what does that make you?
2017-10-13 22:55
hum cool so astralis bullying poor people that are struggling on tier 3... lets see what they will say on the next choke :>
2017-10-11 07:03
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
Hmm... who knocked SK out btw? Astralis AND third tier heroic... ;)
2017-10-11 08:33
Denmark Xipingu 
Tier 2* xD SK lost to Heroic, and Heroic is close to the bottom of tier 2... So I wouldn’t talk currently ;)))
2017-10-11 09:05
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Spite48 
The only team that noticeably choke nowadays is SK, lul.
2017-10-11 09:12
omg we got chokers hurt here AHAHAHAHAHAHAH keep crying plss come on :> #thecryisfree #chokerLUL
2017-10-11 17:16
Denmark Xipingu 
> Choked vs Liquid twice > Choked massively vs Heroic > Choked vs Splyce And the biggest offender: > Choked vs Ghost, a tier 5 shitter team. 3-16 no less. Cry is free :)
2017-10-12 13:12
as online match dont count, we can count 3 chokes on lan here in 2 years... I cant even count how many chokes astralis have LUL dignitas, tsm, questionmark, then astralis how many fucking times those guys choked on lan against trash teams LUL friberg STOMPING tsm at the major #neverforget #alwayschokers #ez4chokers #delusionalfanboiLUL #thecryisfree astralis n2 choker in the history of cs (cant beat liquid after columbus semis)
2017-10-12 21:25
Denmark Xipingu 
"Online matches do not count" Alright mr. I make the rules :D you better be the founder of CS, otherwise I'm going to count that statement as irrelevant. :) Yeah they have choked a lot, still do, but does that justify losses to tier 5 teams? I don't think so lmao, I'll make fun of any team being stomped by shit teams, don't you worry. I was there when old NiP was stomped by Vega, when Fnatic was stomped by old Liquid, etc etc. No excuses. I even make fun of my own team when they lose to shitters lmao - it's how it's supposed to be.
2017-10-12 22:12
lol just to prove my point youtube.com/watch?v=Se11NCR_5iE so many times SK destroyed astralis, and even when sk was tier 5, like on this link with zqk in the lineup, they won and then tsm lost against fnatic, so tsm out of the tournment cuz SK won against them =p astralis is one of the most choke teams EVER, and their star player too, so chokers as a team and individuals... you cant compare man lol look how many times sk "choked" in history and astralis choked LMAOOO :>
2017-10-12 22:45
Denmark Xipingu 
You're not reading what I write, but expected from BR education :))) SK still lost to tier 5 Ghost and tier 4 Splyce :) ezpz
2017-10-12 22:49
omg expected from choker delusional fanboi choker logic: as I cant make strong argument, I will keep the logic as losing online matchs to trash teams as argument till the end eh eh =D ok astralis > sk online then,I agree choking on lan tho... astralis top2 choker in history of csgo liquid top1, astralis top2 not related to your glory argument, talking about other thing here thank :>
2017-10-12 22:54
India XyZ9999 
The same way you will be of faze
2017-10-11 07:06
World taco__ 
Who you callin a pussy?
2017-10-11 07:13
they are swedes. ofc they are scared
2017-10-11 07:45
Says the dane, dont forget to Fuck your daily pig.
2017-10-11 08:03
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
Don't forget to call your child it, or how the fuck to translate that weird ass multigender thing you have going on over there..
2017-10-11 08:34
why would I do that?
2017-10-11 08:54
Denmark Xipingu 
We know animal rape is normal in Sweden, don’t put that on us.
2017-10-11 09:06
says the racist.
2017-10-11 10:23
Denmark Xipingu 
Racist? Lmao
2017-10-11 15:34
Yes! lmaokk
2017-10-12 07:21
Denmark Xipingu 
NT 0/8
2017-10-12 11:39
2017-10-12 12:29
Denmark Xipingu 
You sound like you have a mental disorder.
2017-10-12 13:07
NT Doctor, your diagnos is on spot...
2017-10-12 15:22
Denmark Xipingu 
RIP Englando. But thanks, I know it is :) Diagnose* btw.
2017-10-12 16:38
Cannot understand your 3rd world lang. mezzcuzzi
2017-10-13 10:54
Denmark Xipingu 
English a 3rd world language? Bro you are making yourself look retarded :DDD
2017-10-13 16:48
ok rTard :)!
2017-10-16 08:17
Denmark Xipingu 
Retard* :)
2017-10-16 10:01
ok Racist :)
2017-10-16 11:17
Luxembourg alex24 
lol dupreeh the choker talks about other choking teams... how many semifinals has TSM and Astralis lost because of this douche ? and his legendary choking
2017-10-11 09:01
Denmark Xipingu 
Yeah because that is all Dupreeh... Nvm all the times back then when both Device and Xyp9x were below 10 kills because they choked even harder than Dupreeh.
2017-10-11 09:07
dupreeh is like karrigan. Both kids ...
2017-10-11 12:31
Brazil spaark1 
i miss the days when tsm/astralis was fnatic's bitch
2017-10-11 16:55
Historically it was Device who was a no-show in big games, not Dupreeh...
2017-10-11 18:43
Denmark Xipingu 
Finally a brain, +1
2017-10-12 13:10
Ukraine speecher 
his legendary choking xD
2017-10-11 09:59
"I think if you are feeling well in real life you actually play better in the game." no shit sherlock
2017-10-11 12:04
always intresting to listen to Peter, offline and especially online :)
2017-10-11 16:48
Hey flusha... they didnt even need tactics.
2017-10-11 16:53
Denmark Xipingu 
Fuck Ye +1, Fuck I was mad at that fat piece of shit for saying that just because Gambit was new.
2017-10-12 13:08
I love gambit, fat bastard acted tough. Now he got steamrolled by astralis. felt so good
2017-10-12 17:15
Denmark Xipingu 
Indeed, I guess you can say he learned the hard way. :)
2017-10-12 22:07
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
what a fucking autist hahahhaa
2017-10-11 16:53
United States MadCl0wN 
obvious :D
2017-10-11 16:57
Peter, you gonna lose to C9
2017-10-11 17:07
Holy shit, the people on this site are toxic little cunts. Stop being insecure about shit, kids. You're a name on a screen. Cool interview, and props to Dupreeh for being that candid about himself. Half of these people would never say some of that, because they're too scared to admit fault in themselves.
2017-10-11 18:45
HeatoN | 
Denmark zanti0z 
But yeah.
2017-10-11 19:37
Sweden lagcats 
rly close games
2017-10-12 07:24
Fnatic in 2k17
2017-10-12 12:35
Cocky kid
2017-10-12 21:58
Denmark slacking 
and you were scared af of FaZe lmao get rekt
2017-10-14 13:05
India XyZ9999 
It was really obvious that we were scared of faze in the finals
2017-10-14 20:06
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