apEX: "shox went back to a lurking role [...] we need him to be the star player"

Striker
January 13th, 2018 02:15

We spoke to Dan "apEX" Madesclaire following G2's close victory against Flash to find out what made the Inferno match surprisingly close, as well as how the team prepared and what they've changed over the past month.

G2 entered the Main Qualifier with a surprisingly close encounter with Flash, who were leading 11-6 at one point on Inferno before the Frenchmen strung together 10 rounds to clinch their first victory in Atlanta.

Dan "apEX" Madesclaire gave us an interview about the Chinese matchup towards the end of day one. He also discussed G2's preparation and explained what kinds of changes the team made throughout the last month.

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France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1242
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
#1
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United States Quanxd 
o shit im fast
2018-01-13 02:15
#5
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Turkey SLendeRuLeZ 
who is igl'ing then?
2018-01-13 02:16
#12
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Russia ez4u 
fuck yea blijat finally!
2018-01-13 02:16
#25
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Brazil coldzao2 
apex
2018-01-13 02:31
#28
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Czech Republic radosinho 
Nbk i thinj
2018-01-13 02:36
#13
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Portugal Caseir0 
Ohhh well
2018-01-13 02:16
#16
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
fast like burgers on mc donald's?
2018-01-13 02:18
#32
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United States Quanxd 
no fast like nobody cares about your country fast
2018-01-13 03:05
fast like burgers on mc donald's?
2018-01-13 12:38
#2
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Brazil TOP_PLAYER 
yes
2018-01-13 02:16
#3
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Denmark JustYes 
3
2018-01-13 02:16
#4
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
ok
2018-01-13 02:16
#6
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Denmark anton^ 
45
2018-01-13 02:16
#7
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget 
still igl?
2018-01-13 02:16
#15
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Switzerland Tyneiad 
ofc
2018-01-13 02:17
#8
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Spain JasonRacism 
Already showed first game against Flash
2018-01-13 02:16
shox back
2018-01-13 02:16
makes sense
2018-01-13 02:16
finally! this is what g2 need :)
2018-01-13 02:16
#14
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Switzerland Tyneiad 
Finnaly. NBK- = Support & 2n AWPer kennyS = AWPer show = IGL & Lurk boddy = ???? ( Kick him already wtf ) apEX = Entry Fragger
2018-01-13 02:17
#17
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng 
bodyy is the glue. No knowledge from a stupid kid.
2018-01-13 02:21
#21
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Denmark Poopoohead123 
Agreed. He has his fair share of moments
2018-01-13 02:29
what glue you dumbfucks that team clearly doesn't glued together with botdy
2018-01-13 02:45
#30
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Denmark Poopoohead123 
Elmer's glue dumbfuck
2018-01-13 02:47
#33
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France Baitor 
+1
2018-01-13 03:10
The glue to what? The shit t2 they are? I like body, but the team is broken by sometime now
2018-01-13 12:16
Dont you like to see rpk glue?
2018-01-14 02:32
#18
shox | 
Serbia ravi0ll1 
OMG ITS HAPPENING
2018-01-13 02:21
#19
shox | 
Serbia ravi0ll1 
I WAITED FOR TOO LONG
2018-01-13 02:22
#20
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Sweden godname 
FINALLY THANKS GOD
2018-01-13 02:23
about fucking time I guess this means there wont be a french shuffle after major then?
2018-01-13 02:29
#26
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Netherlands c3i 
there never would be. At least not one including G2. kioShiMa to nV seems likely tho
2018-01-13 02:32
nV dont need kio, they need fucking awp and i know only one good awper(except kennyS) it is zywoo, this guy is a beast
2018-01-13 04:56
no kio, no major
2018-01-13 09:46
Zywo is a blatant cheater. New kenny or new kqly? I guess the second option
2018-01-13 12:15
About time, I swear it was dumb for him to just be an IGL, he was always the star player of his teams. Unreal to sacrifice so much when you are so good.
2018-01-13 02:31
#27
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
Feels like apex won't give a singlee bit of respect to Flash. Have to give some respect for Flash they played well.
2018-01-13 02:32
#53
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United Kingdom Zoro117 
they said they played against them like they would against faze. Pretty sure that is more than enough respect for a team that's never been to a major before.
2018-01-13 15:51
#58
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
Yeea because Flash didn't play good G2 just played bad. Lmao..
2018-01-13 17:45
#62
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United Kingdom Zoro117 
G2 always had a slow start to any tournaments. But when the engine's revved up, thats when the wheel starts to spin ;)
2018-01-14 00:10
#65
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
What has that to do with my comment? i don't believe they got the rounds cuz ''g2 were playing bad'' lol .. wtf. i'm not hating on G2 but apex for not giving Flash gaming the respect/words they deserved. You have to take in mind they didn't prac for this + it's a chinese team i think they did good. :)
2018-01-14 06:08
#66
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United Kingdom Zoro117 
I agree that they played good CS for a team that don't have much time to prepare and I did enjoyed watching them play. I mean apex doesn't really need to openly admit that he respects them by giving them praises or anything. Did he by any chance said something about FlashG that would give that impression?
2018-01-14 18:24
#67
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
He Said that they “G2” played bad not that Flash actully played good/okay. I didn’t Like that interview that’s just my opinion :)
2018-01-14 22:16
#31
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France Baitor 
MONEYFUCK FAVORITE WORD
2018-01-13 02:51
shoxieJESUS <3
2018-01-13 03:35
about time NA and EU fears SHOX again XD
2018-01-13 03:37
hnghnghnghnghnghnbghn video interview with no text
2018-01-13 05:16
#38
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Indonesia FinZzz 
About damn time. When you have one of the best aimers in the world not put in the best position to frag, then you're clearly dumb. I hope now maybe either NBK or apex gets the fair share of igling since shox is becoming moreover of a fragger now.
2018-01-13 06:54
finally
2018-01-13 08:38
#41
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Sweden Trkmag 
PogChamp, now just kick bodyy and get a proper IGL
2018-01-13 09:58
ex6tenZz?
2018-01-13 17:00
#57
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Sweden Trkmag 
Would be one solution
2018-01-13 17:25
#42
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Norway SystRay 
Good interview giving some new insight.
2018-01-13 10:25
-NBK +ScreaM
2018-01-13 11:37
0/8
2018-01-14 02:34
"we need him to be the star players, since im a pile of shit nowadays" aPex
2018-01-13 12:13
#48
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Finland ginbay 
Gl
2018-01-13 12:36
okey, g2 will roll over every team they face now, superteam is here
2018-01-13 13:26
English of those non native en speakers is improving with every interview....
2018-01-13 15:09
LMAOS
2018-01-13 17:20
#60
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Europe paolom_22 
Shox needs to 2nd awp instead of NBK and NBK can play support or lurk sometimes so that the team doesn’t bait Shox knowing that he’s the Awper....
2018-01-13 19:36
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