AdreN: "Overpass is our strongest map, but TyLoo played a weird game"

Our third interview from IEM Katowice features Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev, who gave us his thoughts on Gambit's debut with Denis "seized" Kostin at StarSeries and Abay "HObbit" Khasenov's progress as an in-game leader, as well as their matches so far in Poland.

Gambit lost their first match at IEM Katowice to Liquid on Mirage before the Kazakh-Russian squad eliminated TYLOO in a three map series, losing only their own pick, Overpass.

AdreN hopes Gambit will go crazy against SK tomorrow

In our interview with Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev, we first went back to the team's debut at StarSeries, the progress of Denis "seized" Kostin as Gambit's newest player and Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov as the new in-game leader, before touching on IEM Katowice and their first matches.

Let's go back to StarSeries, your first event with seized and with HObbit in-game leading, what did you make of your debut and not making it into the playoffs?

First of all, we only started to practice at the bootcamp like five or six days before Starladder. We just practiced a lot and we had some strats and everything worked in practice, but when we played at the tournament, some tactics weren't so good. We knew what we should change to make the strats work.

HObbit still needs to learn a lot, because we changed our in-game leaders a lot and it has affected our game, every time we did it we had to change positions, change roles, and we're still finding the right decision for us. Right now I think everything is going well, we didn't play much with seized, but still, from the results and the feeling from how we play, we're gaining more confidence, we can play better and better every day.

Could you elaborate on HObbit a little bit more? Do the other players have a lot input, or does he have full control of the team? How does it work?

We're still trying to make the gameplay like how we played at PGL Krakow. We're trying to help him call, getting information from all over the map and try to give him ideas. The thing he has to do is choose the idea or make his own choice. He needs more experience, because there's a lot of pressure at the big tournaments, it's tough to call when you're at big stage tournaments, and he needs to adapt to that.

Can you also tell me about seized, who's playing his second tournament with you here, how has he been fitting in?

We knew that seized is an experienced guy, we didn't want him to call, we wanted to bring out the seized from about a year ago, when he played on Na`Vi, he was a top player, and we want to give him this confidence that he had before.

Do you think that has been successful so far?

If he feels that moment of how he played before, he can do a lot of damage, and this is what we need right now.

Your first match against Liquid here ended with a loss, can you talk me through the match on Mirage and the struggles on the T side?

Against Liquid we just outplayed ourselves, we just focused on Liquid's game and that was a big mistake from us, we didn't focus a lot on our game, we just focused on what they do. And yeah, that affected our game, we didn't play our game and everything just went wrong. After that game we just decided to keep playing our game that we practiced, it's tough but we should be play what we're used to.

Going over to TyLoo, aside from the Overpass loss it was quite a comfortable match, so what happened on the second map, your own pick?

Overpass is our strongest map, but TyLoo played a weird game, we didn't expect they were going to play so unpredictably. We practiced a lot on Overpass, we know how the teams play, that there are mid pushes, mid rounds, some aggressive plays, but they didn't do anything and we didn't expect they were going to play like this. We didn't have much experience playing at the big tournaments when some teams play weird Counter-Strike, that was one of the experiences we didn't gain yet, in terms of in-game leading.

How are you feeling about your chances to go through, now that you still need to win two series in order to do so?

Tomorrow we play against SK, we've never won a series against them, but if the magic happens and we go crazy and we can beat SK, I think we can win the tournament. That's going to be a mental breakout for us, just to gain this confidence.

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1434
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Gambit has way too much firepower to lose to tyloo :(
2018-02-28 00:23
#5
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
cool
2018-02-28 00:23
Tyloo has BnTeT
2018-02-28 00:26
lol BnTeT doesn't have firepower anyone's stats can be good vs other crap players I also got a 1.5 rating in MM does that make me good?
2018-02-28 03:07
yes
2018-02-28 03:43
yes
2018-02-28 04:08
yes
2018-02-28 05:55
#36
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United States CheatCleaner 
yes
2018-02-28 06:20
#39
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African Union mikecool 
xD
2018-02-28 06:27
yes
2018-02-28 06:37
#42
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Denmark Xipingu 
People is going to troll you as say yes lol
2018-02-28 07:57
2/8
2018-02-28 08:33
yes
2018-02-28 08:46
#57
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Denmark Xipingu 
Yes
2018-02-28 12:52
yes
2018-02-28 10:25
#53
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Brazil gmelo 
Yes
2018-02-28 11:55
yes
2018-02-28 12:01
no yes*
2018-02-28 12:13
Yes. Get a 1.5 rating in MM is definitely good, isnt it?
2018-02-28 13:04
polish dont have firepower
2018-02-28 13:43
#26
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Brazil gmelo 
Ok
2018-02-28 03:07
#52
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Brazil aNaDoRR 
however they do not know their style of play
2018-02-28 11:42
#2
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Portugal manuhcruz 
Gud insight
2018-02-28 00:23
#3
God | 
Russia STDGod 
Gj
2018-02-28 00:23
damn
2018-02-28 00:23
#6
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng 
hello world
2018-02-28 00:23
ok
2018-02-28 00:23
#8
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
noice
2018-02-28 00:23
#9
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Australia r1se2k 
overpass is our strongest map but tyloo played a wierd game
2018-02-28 00:24
#11
EliGE | 
United States EdgyBlob 
Even though I like gambit this seems very unlikely :/
2018-02-28 00:38
I think it's true in a way. Tyloo just plays a different style of CS compared to the Europeans and it just throws them off. I mean look at the faze vs tyloo clip where tyloo threw the bomb at Karrigan distracted him and won the round :). Sort of like how Americans/Canadians play different style hockey than that of Europe/Russia/International Hockey
2018-02-28 02:40
#24
EliGE | 
United States EdgyBlob 
Oh lol yeah. Though I actually meant 'very unlikely' for them winning a series against SK and thus apparently having their confidence get boosted dramatically
2018-02-28 02:43
#12
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
“I think we can win the tournament.” a message for all of you, boys&girls: DRUGS IS BAD, IT HURTS
2018-02-28 00:42
#20
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Brazil hugoooo 
That's what everybody thought about them on Krakow too... Who would expect mouz to win StarSeries over SK, FaZe, c9, G2 and Astralis as well?? To win, the first thing you need is to believe it is possible, and AdreN knows that.
2018-02-28 02:01
#48
EliGE | 
World kotrolit 
But mouz are at least able to go deep at tournaments aside from gambit..
2018-02-28 09:09
#58
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African Union Raqmnd 
They didnt play against faze.
2018-02-28 12:56
#64
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Brazil hugoooo 
By "over" I didn't meant to say they beat those teams, I meant to say they placed above those teams (over).
2018-02-28 16:43
I expected them to be atleast in top 4, since they were showing good improvement. Also you cant compare mouz with gambit: in 2017 mouz won Mykonos, challenged faze in final of ECS Finals and some other stuff, while gambit in krakow came from nowhere, and now they are almost nowhere, they did not win anything except major and i dont consider him contender for top 4 like i considered mouz for SL and IEM. Only Clown9 is worse: after winning major by home crowd, they cant even get into playoffs, being de_stroyed by top teams. C9 just stolen major trophy and gone forever,like black people do, and police cant catch them.
2018-02-28 14:00
#63
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Brazil hugoooo 
"while gambit in krakow came from nowhere" That's true only if you didn't follow the scene properly, because Gambit played two grand finals less than three months before Krakow, and won one of them: hltv.org/events/2641/cs-summit-spring-20.. hltv.org/events/2567/dreamhack-open-aust.. They probably would've won both if they didn't met SK on summit finals. So, they were showing great CS already, right before Krakow there is no way to say they came out of nowhere. Their evolution was evident.
2018-02-28 16:42
Summit and austin lul, are you serious? Look at the teams there: 1 good team in austin and 1 in summit. Others are either in slump, or roster changes, or always tier 3 and lower.
2018-02-28 17:08
#66
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Brazil hugoooo 
"1 good team in austin and 1 in summit." Bye, I'm not gonna waste my time anymore. If you are trolling, I got hardly trolled then, congrats.
2018-02-28 18:48
#13
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United States Will767 
Fuck a TyLoo
2018-02-28 00:55
#14
gob b | 
Germany CSin2K19 
GLHF
2018-02-28 00:56
#15
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Argentina Renardo 
Go Gambit <3
2018-02-28 01:08
who else got confused thinking it was the hoagsta?
2018-02-28 01:10
#17
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Finland Smoonah 
"were at our peak" - tarik
2018-02-28 01:20
Plain and simple u just throw hahhaha
2018-02-28 01:31
#19
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Brazil hugoooo 
hahaha I remember other team already said TyLoo plays super weird, I think it was CLG... I wonder how it is to play against them.
2018-02-28 01:59
Honestly Tyloo being the Chinese team always doing weird 200 Iq plays that would or would not work out depending if the enemy team plays into their weird strats This team is not going anywhere when they could had easily win c9 16-14 and 2-0 gambit if they didn't drop basic csgo for 50-50 plays
2018-02-28 02:29
To improve basic plays, Tyloo need a better training environment,but sadly Asian scene is shit compared to other regions, while bootcamping cannot solve all problems :( I hope they move to NA/EU and set up a training center,like Bravado did
2018-02-28 06:21
we too. Avangar and Gambit bootcamping in Europe and now Gambit is major champions
2018-03-01 22:18
good
2018-03-02 01:58
weird
2018-02-28 02:35
For the god sake, win this tournament please, Gambit, take my ENERGY!!!
2018-02-28 03:03
#41
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Kazakhstan aqua4kz 
they r playing agains sk in lower bracket, it is done retard
2018-02-28 07:39
#59
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African Union Raqmnd 
Xdd
2018-02-28 12:57
pure innovation
2018-02-28 04:50
#32
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Russia Momen3 
Hm...
2018-02-28 04:50
samething happen to sk and astralis
2018-02-28 04:53
Good luck Gambit <3
2018-02-28 05:56
#38
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Finland Smoonah 
shouldn't be hard against baitzera
2018-02-28 06:24
#43
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
TyLoo would still win vs FaZe on final so stfu chokers
2018-02-28 07:59
mind games :-)
2018-02-28 08:39
#47
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
We're still trying to make the gameplay like how we played at PGL Krakow. someone tell him that was a fluke ffs
2018-02-28 09:08
fucking assholes wasted my money
2018-02-28 10:23
no way your beat SK with shit plays vs TYLUL almost lose game
2018-02-28 10:44
Bntet is absorbing the power of his own people.
2018-02-28 11:59
#68
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Finland ginbay 
Lol
2018-03-01 07:38
unlucky x)
2018-03-01 14:32
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