FNS: "Would be really heartbreaking if we didn't make the Major Qualifier"

tolkienfanatic
October 21st, 2017 23:24

We caught up with Pujan "FNS" Mehta after his CLG squad defeated Tempo Storm to remain in the tournament.

In a match that surprisingly went all three maps, Ethan "nahtE" Arnold and Kenneth "koosta" Suen were eventually able to help CLG power their way over the Brazilian side. Afterwards, we spoke to Pujan "FNS" Mehta about their upcoming match against Renegades, new coach Steve "Ryu" Rattacasa, and the upcoming Americas Minor.

FNS is feeling confident about the upcoming tilt against Renegades

What did you make of the match against Tempo Storm, were you surprised they took a map off of you?

Yeah, for sure, we didn't think they would be as prepared for us as they were. Obviously they are a pretty decent team, we've played them in scrims a couple times, they are pretty good, but we usually end up beating them pretty handily. So we didn't think they would perform that well. When they won Cobblestone, that rattled us a little bit, but we knew the third map was ours.

The last time you played them on Cobblestone you won 16-4, what did they change on the map?

I think they won both pistols, I can't remember, but they won all the key rounds. We messed up in a lot of communication situations, and they won every single 3v3. Normally that doesn't happen when we play a team we are supposed to be better than. That kind of caught us off-guard, I think I ran a couple quick strats, and that didn't catch them at all, they just stopped us. They also eco'd us multiple times, that is something we definitely need to fix, our anti-eco rounds.

It has been a couple months since you added Steve "Ryu" Rattaca as coach, talk about what he does for the team and how he compliments your role.


He and I work together in the sense that he usually ends up watching the team that we are playing against, he usually tells us the tendencies of the other players, and what would work that we do — how to keep us playing our own game while also anti-strat'ing the opponent. He also is able to discipline players when they make mistakes which is really important, I think all coaches should be doing that no matter what. Overall, I would say "So far, so good".

Has there been any difference in Kenneth "koosta" Suen since he has been reunited with Ryu?

He is definitely happier to have Ryu around, just because he is almost like a father figure [for koosta], I think. Outside of that, he is the same old koosta, he is a very consistent player. He is probably one of the best AWPers in North America right now, so he is definitely a big asset for our team.

You are now waiting for a rematch against Renegades, how confident are you heading into that?

I think we can beat them this time around, we were close to beating them before. We got off to a terrible start, I just don't think that is going to happen again. We were just underperforming. I think the problem with our team is that randomly, two people will perform one day, and then the next day they will be off and the other three will perform. If we can get all five of us to perform, we'll definitely win.

Looking forward, you have the Americas Minor coming up, what are the expectations going into that?

It would be really heartbreaking if we didn't make the Major Qualifier, we were third last time in the Minor and just barely didn't make it. This Minor is a little bit easier in terms of competition, I think it is only Liquid that we have to really worry about. We feel we are better than all the other teams, so it would be bad if we didn't make it this time around — we are fully expecting to make it through.

You'll be playing WESG Canada alongside Damian "daps" Steele and other well-known players, do you know if your American teammates have any plans for the event?


I'm not really sure what they are doing, I think Ethan "nahtE" Arnold is making a team with some people. My team is just playing for fun, we aren't taking it too seriously, if it conflicts with matches [for CLG], I'll skip the WESG matches.

United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
705
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
767
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Steve 'Ryu' Rattacasa
Steve 'Ryu' Rattacasa
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
United States Ethan 'nahtE' Arnold
Ethan 'nahtE' Arnold
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
581
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
PogChamp
2017-10-21 23:25
#11
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Colombia SkeletoNMLG 
FNS Statistics(Past 3 months) Rating 2.00: 0.88 GREAT PLAYER 2 MAJOR GROUP EXITER
2017-10-21 23:27
>znajder >major pick neither
2017-10-22 00:32
#33
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Greece hekzy 
How about he picks znajder and major winner? Fucking newfag
2017-10-22 01:50
#36
NBK- | 
United States cliVine 
+1
2017-10-22 03:50
#37
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China 70x1c 
+1
2017-10-22 04:34
>new BOT znajder >old GOD SCHNEIDER pick one
2017-10-22 17:02
#2
ZywOo | 
France GODme 
K
2017-10-21 23:25
inb4 Liquid and Luminosity qualify
2017-10-21 23:25
#9
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United States Err0h 
plz stop go away
2017-10-21 23:26
ok :((
2017-10-21 23:26
#24
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United States Err0h 
im sorry bb. ill change
2017-10-21 23:46
#4
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Norway Phancy11 
CLG on major? I aren't think dat
2017-10-21 23:25
#5
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Belgium rainb0wHRS 
Would be heartbreaking if u die of kng
2017-10-21 23:25
#6
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Denmark JustYes 
kng > fns
2017-10-21 23:25
#40
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Brazil Cuckaroto 
+911
2017-11-13 00:04
#7
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Europe LegacyMLG 
prove it or i kill you
2017-10-21 23:25
#8
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Sweden Faix 
h1>pubg
2017-10-21 23:26
Ok
2017-10-21 23:49
better not make the major cuz kng is waiting with the ghetto boys to stab the shit out of u
2017-10-21 23:26
+1
2017-10-21 23:28
+1
2017-10-21 23:35
is that so hahaha
2017-10-21 23:27
One of the best AWPers in North America isn't saying much lol. To put it into perspective, Wardell is one of the best AWPers in North America.
2017-10-21 23:27
2017-10-21 23:28
#38
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United States PapaObama 
ok?
2017-10-22 14:28
prove it or i kill you
2017-10-21 23:29
The team killer has spoken
2017-10-21 23:29
#19
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Hungary StraYzie 
Prove it
2017-10-21 23:33
#21
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
literally no1 cares
2017-10-21 23:37
nt FNS but u will lose to Rise Nation again
2017-10-21 23:37
#26
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United States PsychoLogical 
Nah its best if your team doesnt qualify, no one wants to see you get murdered by an unstable animal >:)
2017-10-21 23:51
#27
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Indonesia yolorize 
said the man who killed kng's career
2017-10-21 23:55
is this a joke? cant tell if he is joking
2017-10-21 23:58
You wont
2017-10-22 00:22
#31
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Denmark Xipingu 
You won't. Not with that shit performance twice against TS, pulling out a win only in the end because they are inexperienced with "big" LAN's. You can't even close out Mirage versus Renegades, so yeh...
2017-10-22 01:17
#32
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Europe Vallon 
Shots fired at NiP?
2017-10-22 01:19
qualify or I'll kill you, said the coach.
2017-10-22 03:27
commence heartbreak
2017-10-22 03:45
prove it
2017-11-13 00:05
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