Ex6TenZ: "We just read [Virtus.pro] very easily"

To hear about Belgium's group stage showing at WESG, we caught up with Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans shortly after his team secured a spot in the playoffs.

A rough start against GameAgents didn't prove to be costly for Belgium, who managed a comeback on the Terrorist side of Cache to pick up their first win in Barcelona. Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom and co. managed a similar feat on Cobblestone, beating Virtus.pro 16-10, despite being down 9-6 after the Terrorist half.

Ex6TenZ enjoyed playing with inexperienced players

Belgium was competitive against Envy and Russia, but couldn't pick up wins. However, they did still secure the third place in the group, finishing above Virtus.pro. Shortly after Belgium's defeat to Russia, we sat down with Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans and talked about the opening match, eliminating the Poles and more.

You've been playing with LDLC for quite a while now, not being able to get to the old heights and now you have a chance to play with a Belgian roster. Does it feel a bit liberating, playing with a new team, new players, trying out new stuff?

Yes, it's really fun. ScreaM has a lot of experience and can call with me, he can help me, he is a good fragger. But on the other side, Faris and YOUYOU are less experienced. YOUYOU has some experience, though, Faris is not even a semi-professional. So we have to explain to him a lot of things. But it's fun to go through the group stage with a player for who this is the best result of his life. It's cool for them and I'm happy for them.

How did you decide on these two players? ScreaM and to1nou you played with before, but YOUYOU and Faris, how did you decide on them?

We don't have a lot of good players in Belgium, so it's obvious we had to pick them. The problem is that we have two AWPs, to1nou is a pure AWPer and YOUYOU is the same. Se we have to do some choice between them, but we picked them because it was the obvious choice.

Coming here, did you get any time to prepare anything, what did you focus on to play the best you could?

We didn't practice, we didn't have time to practice with Team Belgium because we have LDLC and ScreaM has team EnVyUs, they have a lot of tournaments. So we just improvised, trusted the call. I call at least 80% and my teammates do the rest. Just trust yourself and your teammate and let's go.

The first game of the tournament is always a bit shaky and it started pretty rough for you against the Hungarian side. Was there any fear in the young players, what was the mood like in the first game?

I knew that it was the most important game to win. We began very badly, they were leading 9-1, but we kept focused. I knew that if we come back they were going to stress, and after we will beat them due to more experience. I knew that we could come back. 

The key match for you qualifying for the playoffs ended up being the Virtus.pro game and the CT side where you went 10-0. What was the key to the lock-down on CT Cobble?

We really played very well. On T side, it was so difficult because I had to explain to Faris how he should play, to YOUYOU as well. So we won six rounds as Terrorists but we could've won just one round, it was very hard for us.

After that, on CT, we just won the pistol and we played very well, like a team. We did good moves, on 50 seconds we went for info, we knew everything and we just read them very easily. And I think that they really didn't play well, it was easy to kill them because they were missing shots a bit. I think that the problem was in their head.

To close it off, you played four games, how happy are you with the showing so far?

I'm not that happy because we lost the last two games, so I'm a bit sad, we could've won both. Now we are the third seed, so we are going to play against a second-placed team from the group stage, and it's probably going to be a good team.

I'm happy that we are going to China, it's a good result because we could have been eliminated. I mean, I'm not happy right now because I lost, but I'm going to be happy in about 20 minutes.

Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
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Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
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byali | 
Poland BYALl 
saving strats for major no worries
2017-11-24 16:53
you are cheating you know that
2017-11-24 16:53
Canada LongBaguette 
Didn't know ex6tenz was so disrespevtful, wow...
2017-11-24 18:30
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Relyks | 
North America oKei 
2017-11-25 11:09
Philippines ihatehltv0212 
he wasn't being disrespectful. its the title and poor highlighting that made it sound like he did. He was like saying, VP made it fortunately easy for them.
2017-11-26 15:38
hahaahaha snax hacks and you all suck vp is teir 5
2017-11-24 17:49
Lithuania YungDavid 
your favorite Player is a better bait then your comment.
2017-11-26 17:08
Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans he drools on lans
2017-11-24 18:30
yeah sure
2017-11-24 16:52
Ukraine twil 
2017-11-24 16:53
Italy Er1cz 
ez vp
2017-11-24 16:53
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Czech Republic Peks123 
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Turkey DespeCito 
>vp >hard enemy
2017-11-24 16:53
Germany simonmy 
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tabseN | 
India AxonV 
from the past xd
2017-11-25 15:30
United States Globebuster 
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CIS norax541 
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Romania rainGODtop1 
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kNgV- | 
Brazil codezera 
2017-11-24 16:54
Mexico <3 Zetas 
2017-11-24 16:54
Belgium Ex666TenZ 
2017-11-24 16:59
2017-11-24 18:06
Sports journalism at it's finest hahaha
2017-11-24 16:54
2017-11-24 16:56
We did good moves, on 50 seconds we went for info, we knew everything and we just read them very easily. Is the full statement. They went for info and read VP easily. Title makes it sound like Ex6tenz is bragging. That is what #17 was trying to say.
2017-11-24 17:09
Europe zero_hoes 
2017-11-24 17:19
Croatia Jack Russell 
Lol there is nothing wrong with the title, that's literally what he said.
2017-11-24 17:24
quoted out of context journalism 101 clickbait title eygrabbing headline
2017-11-24 17:25
Croatia Jack Russell 
If you call this a clickbait title then you have no clue what an actual clickbait is. And please tell me how should one put a quote in the title of an article, if not out of context? Should he have put a whole paragraph of text in the title or what? Nothing is misleading there.
2017-11-24 17:27
Title should have been Ex6TenZ: "We went for info" Ex6TenZ: "good moves on 50 seconds" :D
2017-11-24 18:01
Croatia Jack Russell 
Yeah lol :D
2017-11-24 19:34
*smashes the table* THANK YOU
2017-11-24 18:23
EZ LUL What a shame VP
2017-11-24 16:54
Belgium Ex666TenZ 
God Mastermind
2017-11-24 16:57
These esports journo puppets not even questioning the integrity of the games and just pretending everything's normal lol. No wonder the sport's gonna be ded soon.
2017-11-24 16:59
+1 no association to regulate anything, all associations are influenced by esport orgs directly or indirectly, ez money like phantomlord then when everything crumbles just pay a small fine cuz there was no regulation or laws concerning this before and keep the profit.
2017-11-24 17:30
No wonder the sport's gonna be ded soon. We are hearing this sentence for years now. :D
2017-11-24 17:41
Denmark slacking 
LOL shots fired
2017-11-24 17:02
Bangladesh thug_doctor 
Nice one Professeur :)
2017-11-24 17:05
Germany AutiSimple 
I miss this(ex6 and Scream playing together). I still remember VeryGames team during their era when they and NIP reckted everyone.
2017-11-24 17:05
Most over rated igl ...no achievements in csgo 4head
2017-11-24 17:05
2013 ? Also he won DH Stockholm with titan at their first lan with kqly. Educate yourself before commenting.
2017-11-24 18:07
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
ex6 and neo 2 of the most overrated players in csgo, 2 tier 2 players nothing else, not masterminds, not star players imo. dont deserve the hype. old Neo = top 3 old ex6 = nothing special achieved
2017-11-24 17:08
old neo was top 1 lmao in 1.6 he is bad in csgo though.
2017-11-24 17:09
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
top 3 imo. f0rest and get_right better but for poland im sure you guys set neo number 1. I know you got indian flag but im sure thats not correct
2017-11-24 17:10
In 1.6 Neo was the best,undisputed. F0rest and getright tied 2nd place,close behind. Gap is very small,but still neo was a bit better. It was all about the movement in 1.6. Yes,im from India,not poland. You got your flag wrong as well i suppose?
2017-11-24 17:12
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
f0rest was a better player than neo 1.6 thats the truth
2017-11-24 17:12
You cant change a fact and force others to accept it lol. its common knowledge that neo was the best in 1.6. even swedes agree to it. But Forest cs 1.6 and go combined.
2017-11-24 17:19
2017-11-24 17:13
tbh neo > f0rest 1.6 goat f0rest /close
2017-11-24 17:12
You retarded? Ex6 brought shox and kennyS to their peak. Especially shox, who he was able to use to an unbelievable level of success. He was the first person in history to teach people to play CS tactically. There's a reason why Titan/VG were able to beat every other team in the world except nip during the early days. That's because of Ex6tenz. If you think the trophy means everything and no trophy is no success, you're a retarded newfag with less than 10 IQ.
2017-11-25 17:26
its not nuke, it was cache guys
2017-11-24 17:20
-TaZ -Neo +any player
2017-11-24 17:21
Brazil waveeee 
This guy is the most under rated player in the world. Absolute amazing IGL, game reading. I think the problem for him is to find out 4 players that understand and can play with his INSTACALLS full time. The fact is CS is too amateur still that make him never to be aloud to make a line up play as he want. I FEEL YOU BRO!!!
2017-11-24 17:28
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
and some of them called them Virtus.Plow..
2017-11-24 17:42
2017-11-24 17:44
spicy meme
2017-11-24 17:49
Bulgaria vectralsoul 
I was don't know this details
2017-11-24 18:16
Is this happens
2017-11-24 23:12
Bulgaria vectralsoul 
prove it or I'll...
2017-11-24 23:33
first of all 16-9 second down 9-3
2017-11-24 18:03
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
All ex6tenz haters don't know how hard it actually is to be igl for teams that play on top level
2017-11-24 18:26
2017-11-24 18:28
Ex6 not very happy with your title choice Professeur twitter.com/LDLC_Ex6TenZ/status/93409555..
2017-11-24 18:32
Philippines itchybells 
lol best joke ever. you're pro player of csgo and you didnt know how vpro play ? they can 16-0 you guys if they play serious or tryhard its just a practice ground for them. faggot ! ahaha
2017-11-24 19:24
Norway insy 
autismus maximus
2017-11-24 23:37
Italy PiccanteCA 
title LUL
2017-11-24 19:39
Poland kick_michu 
,,. And I think that they really didn't play well, it was easy to kill them because they were missing shots a bit. I think that the problem was in their head.,, they are shoot like silvers from DM and we outaim this old farts like bots in warm up
2017-11-24 20:13
Denmark DanishDelight 
so did Taz call him respectless on twitch yet?
2017-11-24 21:08
Croatia feelsbadmane 
ez 4 antistrat god
2017-11-24 21:58
Norway insy 
Ex6TenZ "twofaced" Toledo
2017-11-24 23:37
didn't vp do really good at a t1 event like 2 weeks ago? now they are bots ever since? megaLUL
2017-11-24 23:46
why does Ex6TenZ looks like that guy from LinusTechTips?
2017-11-25 00:48
enjoys playing with inexperienced players Scream
2017-11-25 03:28
2017-11-25 03:59
Ex6TenZ is a great player and leader. He deserves to compete on the highest level. Also he can be a rifler or second awp, he is not that old and not struggle so much like other captains. Current generation of top french players are his own merit.
2017-11-25 10:59
> Faris is not even a semi-professional. So we have to explain to him a lot of things. Is it that hard to invite Davidp?
2017-11-25 17:28
India neo_g5 
He really thinks they were able to read VP? 3 rounds were due to the heroics done by Youyou. Too quick shots while holding B site in the rounds where VP completely outplayed them in Mind games. VP did everything correctly just didn't had the Aim to complete the job. Belgium played well, there's no denial, but that doesn't mean they outplayed VP.
2017-11-25 21:55
Ukraine 3killaZz 
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2017-11-25 22:55
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