Lekr0: "Played only CS at our bootcamp, no other games"

Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson talked to us following fnatic's dominant win over Virtus.pro, which put them in the 1-1 pool going into the third round of the ELEAGUE Major.

As they lost the first match to FaZe 8-16 on Cache, fnatic are now 1-1 after defeating Virtus.pro with ease on Inferno, 16-6.

Lekr0 & co. are now 1-1 in the Swiss format

We caught up with Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson to get his point of view on fnatic's matches so far, as well as their preparation and bootcamp ahead of the tournament, and their goals:

The first round against FaZe here didn't go very well for you on Cache, what went wrong there? Is it a bad matchup considering your history?

I don't really think the matchup was that bad, I know we had problems with FaZe before in EPL and ECS, but it's still just two games. I think they had a good read on our CT side, they had good timings with their A rushes and the A fakes as well. I think they outplayed us on the CT side and the T side was a bit... we lost some clutches, I think it went alright, it wasn't like team mistakes, they played well.

What about their middle control? It looked like you had a lot of problems with that and Cache is generally about mid, was that a key issue as well?

Yeah, I think we gave up mid a bit too easily and sometimes when we had our mid stack, that's when they did the A rush. Then we swapped it up and played two A, heavy there, and then they took mid just very slowly and they got it for free. JW had to hold it by himself, so it wasn't easy for him. They chose where to go pretty well.

Going into the match against VP, you must have seen what happened to them in the first round, were you feeling confident about it?

It's not that we underestimate VP, because we know what they can do when they play against good teams. I know they have a hard time playing against less known or less good teams, but we played against them with respect and that's what they deserve, I think.

Was the match as easy as it looked from the scoreline?

I think we had the game in our hands pretty much, we never lost our momentum, we never got shut down or stopped, thinking about the next move. We always had something planned for the next round or mid-round, we were really comfortable.

Can you go back a couple of weeks and tell me what your preparation looked like ahead of the Major? How much time did you put in and what was the focus?

We put in a lot of hours after the break, we decided to only play CS at our bootcamp, no other games, we were all supposed to reach 100 hours and we pretty much did it. With our focus towards the Major, playing as much as we can, and we did a bootcamp as well for like two weeks, so the focus has been really good at the Major.

The focus was the map pool for sure, we're comfortable playing all maps now. Before, in ECS and EPL, we had struggles against FaZe in the veto because we have some maps that we didn't play back then and now we're comfortable during the vetoes against teams.

fnatic and bootcamps don't really go together historically, has that been successful for you towards the end of 2017?

It's pretty much that they were so dominant before, they didn't have to do the bootcamps, because I don't think they really needed it, they didn't practice as much as I know. With the opponents being a lot better, every team is getting better, you have to put in everything you can or you're going to fall behind. We're putting in as much as we can.

Tell me about the team's goal for this, what would be a realistic expectation here and a goal, can you win here?

I think we can win it. We had Major champions before, they have this experience and I don't think aiming for something less would fit us. We're going to aim to win everything.

Do you see the Major champions in your team as perhaps extra motivation?

Not really as motivation, but you know you can always lean on them. Today they played really well, I didn't have the best of games, but you know you can just trust them to solve situations, they have a really good read on the game. You can always fall back on them.

Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
460
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
#1
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Poland KnottKnott
lmao shots at vp
2018-01-21 01:08
18 replies
oof roasted
2018-01-21 01:08
15 replies
#38
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United Kingdom trtr098
PUBG>CSGO
2018-01-21 01:21
14 replies
XD byali 50 h pubg> 40 h CS in two last weeks
2018-01-21 01:31
13 replies
#56
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Lebanon RobloxPorn
Is that real? Wtf
2018-01-21 02:19
8 replies
So i checked again, my mistake , he played 50 hours in Cs and 40 hours in PUBG, but i doesn' t matter
2018-01-21 02:27
7 replies
#70
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Lebanon RobloxPorn
That's sad, they're definetly gonna disband
2018-01-21 02:38
5 replies
#74
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Luxembourg Hargreaves
nope, they gonna keep the roster and switch to pubg
2018-01-21 03:55
1 reply
#79
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Lebanon RobloxPorn
::thinking:: but pubg only has rosters of 4 ::thinking:: TAZ as coach?
2018-01-21 04:00
It's funny, because byali has been their best player at this major stat wise, I think. Really shows you how bad VP are rn, literally playing for salary
2018-01-21 04:31
2 replies
#89
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Czech Republic Vald0o
you can't really choose a best player stat wise in a team that put together 8 or 9 rounds in a tournament so far
2018-01-21 08:42
1 reply
tru
2018-01-21 18:11
That's insane. They're not even trying. They deserve to go 0-3.
2018-01-21 09:30
#57
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Spain G3CK0
Is that real???
2018-01-21 02:25
3 replies
Unfortunately for polish fans, yes it's almost true, he played 50 hours in Cs and 40 h PUBG
2018-01-21 02:36
2 replies
#91
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Spain G3CK0
Omg...
2018-01-21 10:18
#92
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Denmark Xipingu
That is a fucking disgrace.
2018-01-21 10:30
VPUBG Lol
2018-01-21 01:21
1 reply
lul n1
2018-01-21 01:31
shade
2018-01-21 01:08
Lul vp roast
2018-01-21 01:08
Gg
2018-01-21 01:08
shots fired
2018-01-21 01:08
so no overwatch?
2018-01-21 01:08
shots fired at VP?
2018-01-21 01:08
2 replies
#14
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Sweden Dino1
Yeah :D
2018-01-21 01:08
#21
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Malaysia byaIi
yeah probably fnatic speaking only this on bootcamp
2018-01-21 01:09
#8
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Poland GHOTTLYI
PUBG IS REAL.
2018-01-21 01:08
SIKE
2018-01-21 01:08
no PUBG? Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-01-21 01:08
rekt byali
2018-01-21 01:08
ahahahaha get rekt vp
2018-01-21 01:08
#13
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Nepal Mury1611
#byali_pubg_player
2018-01-21 01:08
lekro o kurwa
2018-01-21 01:08
#17
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Sweden Swedz
Byali mad af
2018-01-21 01:08
#18
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Europe L30n@rd0
savage
2018-01-21 01:09
#19
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France StickyRice
That's the point of a bootcamp, this is your job Lekr0 :)
2018-01-21 01:09
3 replies
#58
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Spain G3CK0
They are firing shots at byali, who had more hours at pubg than cs this last two weeks
2018-01-21 02:26
2 replies
#64
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France StickyRice
What's the point of firing shots at a dead team, players only say "VP is a top team" (like the guy from QBF did) because he wouldn't feel respectful trash talking veterans of the game, but he didn't believe what he said. We all know VP is done, too bad for them if they allow themselves not preparing correctly, playing other games.
2018-01-21 02:29
1 reply
#65
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Spain G3CK0
Is not a direct trash talk, is just an indirect reference (or thats just what the community understanded)
2018-01-21 02:30
Lekro didn't play pubg ? SHAME ! SHAME! SHAME !
2018-01-21 01:09
#22
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Brazil kLv_
"pasha, byali, snax, taz, neo leave Virtus Pro to play PUBG"
2018-01-21 01:09
1 reply
#87
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India Pranav3112
Wouldn’t be suprised if that happened tho considering that byali played pubg for same hours as cs before major. Maybe they are saving strats for iem katowice pubg lel
2018-01-21 08:26
#23
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng
you are paid to play CS:GO. Unprofessional
2018-01-21 01:10
5 replies
+1
2018-01-21 01:14
#59
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Spain G3CK0
They are firing shots at byali, who had more hours at pubg than cs this last two weeks
2018-01-21 02:27
3 replies
#67
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng
hmm makes sense. VP stopped caring 9 months ago.
2018-01-21 02:33
2 replies
#68
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Spain G3CK0
25k a month and not even trying lol
2018-01-21 02:34
1 reply
#71
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng
it's a shame they are not more professional
2018-01-21 02:43
Why would you play any other game on bootcamp tho?
2018-01-21 01:11
Well you only should fucking play csgo lol
2018-01-21 01:11
3 replies
#54
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Canada raynnn
Exactly! Ridiculous
2018-01-21 01:56
#60
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Spain G3CK0
They are firing shots at byali, who had more hours at pubg than cs this last two weeks
2018-01-21 02:27
1 reply
Ik but still thats your job
2018-01-21 14:38
#26
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Iceland _meehow
GOOD JOB LEKRO! REKT THIS OLDMAN! i AM VP FAN BUT HE IS RIGHT!
2018-01-21 01:12
#27
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Namibia banned_so
vp shits roasted easily
2018-01-21 01:13
byali gets paid to be shit at cs
2018-01-21 01:15
#30
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Greece knk74
Roast
2018-01-21 01:16
VP REKT
2018-01-21 01:16
#32
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Brazil hugoooo
If playing other games AFTER a long (8-10h) day of training helps you to free your mind and be more relaxed, then there is nothing wrong with that. fer even streamed him playing PUBG with boltz and some famous BR streamers a few days before the major.
2018-01-21 01:19
4 replies
Maybe you are right, but Byali is at 50 hours cs:go last two weeks and 40 hours PUBG. He literally plays CS:GO as a 25k$ part time job. If they all had 80-100 hours cs:go and another 40 hours PUBG , nobody would care. And on top I still dont understand why these guys play other shooters. It just fucks up your aim and you start adapting to bad habits from the other shooter.
2018-01-21 01:22
2 replies
#51
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Brazil hugoooo
"but Byali is at 50 hours cs:go last two weeks and 40 hours PUBG" lol is that true!? That would be terrible for any professional CS go player, it's impossible to not fuck your aim by playing another so much.
2018-01-21 01:36
1 reply
Yeah it is, he was being criticized, then changed his Steam profile to private
2018-01-21 01:38
Agreed, but in VP's case: 1 - byali had more PUBG than CS hours close to a major 2 - they obviously have a lot to improve, I doubt they didn't realize this at the bootcamp, yet they didn't care and lost a lot of time with other things. This is actually old news, they just don't care anymore We can't compare them to SK/fer
2018-01-21 01:38
FeelsVirtusMan
2018-01-21 01:18
Shots fired lol
2018-01-21 01:18
you know a lot of players plays pubg? not only snax or byali fallen played yesterday for example
2018-01-21 01:21
7 replies
#40
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Norway Phancy11
If u play like shit the game u getting paid for, then you better concentrate on it. That's it.
2018-01-21 01:23
but they still put the numbers in CS:GO. Byalis 50 hours cs:go and 40 hours PUBG is just not enough,
2018-01-21 01:23
3 replies
but he had 100 in december in cs go
2018-01-21 01:32
1 reply
#55
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Poland Kobel_
Yeah well, it's January, isn't it?
2018-01-21 01:57
#62
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Spain G3CK0
50 pubg 40 csgo
2018-01-21 02:28
but fallen is 2-0 and vp is 0-2 the difference
2018-01-21 01:23
fallen 82 hrs cs, 3 hrs pubg
2018-01-21 04:30
Fnatic are really top 4 contenders
2018-01-21 01:32
1 reply
#84
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Finland pikkuben@
Top 4 in tier 3 right?
2018-01-21 06:42
#49
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Finland jleh
wow such an amazing achievement to not play other games for 2 weeks when preparing for a major))
2018-01-21 01:33
1 reply
#63
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Spain G3CK0
They are firing shots at byali, who had more hours at pubg than cs this last two weeks
2018-01-21 02:28
Shots fired to VP lmao
2018-01-21 01:35
#66
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Czech Republic Puget
LMFAO HAHAHAHA
2018-01-21 02:32
Thats why Byali's and Snax's steam profiles are private :)
2018-01-21 02:52
VP.UBG
2018-01-21 03:48
1 reply
lel good one.But you should not blame them so much jsut because of PUBG.They are now bad for a pretty long time It's not only about PUBG.
2018-01-21 03:56
sick i play pugs only and im a casual player
2018-01-21 03:57
1 reply
Yeh, when i used to play, i played pugs only as well to get better. These guys are getting paid, and they spend half of their playtime on a different game. Thats just not right, I’d rather give that money to some new guys to improve, than paying 20k to people who are not taking it seriously.
2018-01-21 16:39
hahahah n1... jw put them on blast!!
2018-01-21 03:57
and STOP giving virtus.pro invites
2018-01-21 03:59
i beleive you if you make playoffs
2018-01-21 04:31
#83
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Finland pikkuben@
The irony is that a shit player from a shit team is taking potshots at an even shittier team who plays better than them in the last 1-2 years
2018-01-21 06:44
2 replies
cry
2018-01-21 08:03
#93
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Denmark Xipingu
3-16 QBF 6-16 FNC Byali: 50 hrs CS, 40 hrs PUBG Argument invalid.
2018-01-21 10:33
no pubg u mean? :D
2018-01-21 08:19
Lekro rocking the new Dad bod look.
2018-01-21 08:31
haah lekro awesome
2018-01-21 11:11
#95
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
savage
2018-01-21 11:37
VP kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-01-21 13:37
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