Kvik: "We will do our best to get back on track"

We interviewed Aurimas "Kvik" Kvakšys after Quantum Bellator Fire's underwhelming performance at Copenhagen Games.

Quantum Bellator Fire had a tough weekend in Denmark as they lost all three of their group stage matches against North, Windigo, and Valiance, finishing 7-8th at Copenhagen Games 2018.

QB.Fire were disappointed in Denmark

Dust2.us writer Michael "Duck" Moriarty caught up with Aurimas "⁠Kvik⁠" Kvakšys after the tournament to ask the Lithuanian player about their showing at the event, their expectations in the following months, and whether or not they are planning any roster changes in the future.

How has Copenhagen Games been for you in general?

It was disastrous, I guess. We failed at everything. People were talking that the Major run was a fluke for us, that we got lucky with the draws. Here, we wanted to prove that it was not a fluke and that we can really do something but it just didn't work out. Our preparation was terrible. We couldn't practice enough for this tournament because we couldn't have a bootcamp. For example, I had university exams so it was hard to have good practice before the event.

You have come here after your playoff run at the Major and after some not-so-great online results. You are also in the ESEA Main playoffs. How do you expect your performance to be like in the playoffs? What are you looking forward to in the playoffs?

Right now, we are planning to start really solid practice because nothing is working out for us. We will ask for a bootcamp prior to the playoffs, because we have to earn promotion to ESEA Premier. That's our main goal. We'll take Copenhagen Games as an experience. We have some problems and we have to fix them as soon as possible because the Major is our main goal right now. This tournament is just to help us get our confidence back.

The Major, which you say is your main goal, is in September. What will your team do between now and then?

We are going to practice as much as we can and we will go to as many LANs as possible. We will play in everything we can. We'll just try to bump our morale back up.

Quantum Bellator Fire's roster has been stable since before and after the Major. Do you see any changes coming or will you stick with the same five-man lineup?

I do hope we'll stick together until the Major and see how that works out. There were some terrible times for us. We actually had to convince players to play more. Some players felt like other players weren't putting in enough time in practices. There was some tension in the team but right now we are planning to stick together until at least the Major. If our results don't get better after that, we are probably going to have some changes. Everyone's goal is to be the best and we have to make changes if things don't work out.

Your organization has recently made some sponsorship deals. Does that enable the players to focus more on Counter-Strike with the new resources or is it more about exposure in the region?

To be honest, we were playing full time before that as well, so it doesn't really affect us. We just need to be confident in our organization to put together bootcamps. The only thing is, I am the only player studying at the moment so it's really hard for me to play full time and study. I'm the only one with time problems in the team because I also have to study. Everyone else is playing full time so they need to put in like ten hours day and treat it as a job, not a hobby.

How much time is there until you are done with university?

Three years but it depends really. It's already too hard for me and I'll do my best but if I have to choose between CS and school in the future, I'll probably choose CS. The opportunity for CS is here right now but I can always go back to university when I want.

Do you have anything to add or anything you want to say to the fans?

Keep supporting us, we need your help. All the hate we are getting after the Major success really hurts us. We have issues and we are trying to fix them. We really want to be in the Top 20 and we will increase our work-rate. We'll do our best to get back on track.

Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
365
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
Major fluke Easiest first of my life... Let me explain the above. IMHO I feel that many teams are able to compete at a high level (or at least the level QBF played at at the major) if given the opportunity to, many teams and players are trapped in the pool of tier 5-3 teams Also kudos to Kvik for caring about his education! GGWP
2018-04-02 21:14
6 replies
lul
2018-04-02 21:08
1 reply
but you won't get back
2018-04-02 21:30
ho
2018-04-02 21:09
+1
2018-04-02 21:12
This, many teams in tier3-4 can easily compete with 1-2 but they never get the invites or chances, because the top known teams accept every single tournament there is, instead of only playing half example, then the invite would be for a 3-4 team instead mixed with top teams. Which is what happend at WESG.
2018-04-02 23:00
1 reply
And this is why we should still have the Asia and cis minors imo. Even if they are "wasted spots" if they can prove they are the best at the tier they are then they must be able to do something even if order is not as good as faze or avangar aren't as good as sk they should still get the chance to compete.
2018-04-02 23:43
#2
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Europe senko_o
lul
2018-04-02 21:08
#4
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Finland tsuukacsgo
rip
2018-04-02 21:08
ez
2018-04-02 21:08
OmegaLUL
2018-04-02 21:09
Lul
2018-04-02 21:09
#9
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Lithuania SH4NKER
k
2018-04-02 21:09
major legends btw
2018-04-02 21:09
one time wonder lol
2018-04-02 21:09
#13
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Canada ZGendeR
anyway disban after major
2018-04-02 21:09
1 reply
won't, they have spot in next major even if they 0-3 after 2019 major for sure
2018-04-02 22:21
Maybe yes , maybe no.
2018-04-02 21:09
nt ugly matchfixers
2018-04-02 21:09
QBF "The kids of the bo1 swiss system"
2018-04-02 21:10
3 replies
kids or kings?
2018-04-02 22:41
2 replies
Kids This system is the mother of their success
2018-04-02 22:43
1 reply
ooooooooooooooooh thank you very much poland +1
2018-04-02 22:43
#17
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
Gl Kvik
2018-04-02 21:10
Nt
2018-04-02 21:11
QBF OMEGIEST LUL EVER XDDDD. MADE IT TO THE PLAYOFFS JUST BY LUCK
2018-04-02 21:11
#20
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World LRtx
Kvik <3
2018-04-02 21:11
2nd april joke xD
2018-04-02 21:12
man, ur team is so fucking dead Imao
2018-04-02 21:12
back?? you were never on the track
2018-04-02 21:12
8 replies
Major?
2018-04-02 23:18
7 replies
just a lot of luck and example for others tournaments that bo1 swiss system is so random and bad system and you shouldn't use it
2018-04-03 11:37
6 replies
i disagree
2018-04-03 12:12
5 replies
idc, look at the comments, many of people think same + proofs are against qbf, after major they went back to their place (deep t3) quickly
2018-04-03 12:13
4 replies
so many people think the same = true? You can see their game got better and better as they were playing.
2018-04-03 12:17
3 replies
i know you are lithuanian so you are cheer for them because of kvik but they can't won a single match on t3 lan so... they just had a lot of luck like ldlc with epl "You can see their game got better and better as they were playing." sounds like VP's announcments when TaZ was in their lineup xD
2018-04-03 12:43
2 replies
lets just wait and see. If they lose horribly in the major they will probably disband.
2018-04-03 12:49
1 reply
i think they will keep together for the 2 next majors they have spot on faceit major, and even if they will lose it they will have a closed-quali spot on major after faceit major
2018-04-03 12:51
#25
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Lithuania exotica
Only Carcass can save this team.
2018-04-02 21:12
4 replies
xaxaxaxaxaxaxaaxaxa
2018-04-02 21:16
1 reply
#39
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
+1
2018-04-02 21:32
#49
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Lithuania Kyper69
-1
2018-04-02 22:29
+1
2018-04-03 12:54
To get back on track. oh fak.
2018-04-02 21:14
Haha How can u get better when u Throw 95% of games Retards
2018-04-02 21:15
#29
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Europe Skraj
>People were talking that the Major run was a fluke for us, that we got lucky with the draws. Here, we wanted to prove that it was not a fluke Myes, proving it by attending an irrelevant tournament with no good teams at all
2018-04-02 21:19
2 replies
Btw so far QBF have been proving exact opposite That their run at Boston was flukey af
2018-04-02 21:28
And going 0-3
2018-04-02 23:20
back LUL
2018-04-02 21:19
Just regular HLTV comments.
2018-04-02 21:20
glglglgl
2018-04-02 21:25
#33
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Ukraine Ch1caqO
>QBF >Back on track pick one OMEGALUL
2018-04-02 21:26
KVIK: "WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO GET BACK ON TRACK" < how you can get back on track if you are with your team bots ?
2018-04-02 21:27
lost all respect to them
2018-04-02 21:28
but you won't
2018-04-02 21:30
i mean they MEGA overachieved at the Major.It was obvious that they will lose to random tier16 teams after.
2018-04-02 21:32
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Nepal Askje
Which track OMEGA LUL
2018-04-02 21:42
#42
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Poland BAN_ANIME
gl kvik supporting ya
2018-04-02 22:10
what the fuck, who?
2018-04-02 22:23
4 replies
and on what fucking track is he talking about?
2018-04-02 22:24
3 replies
never seen them on the track so far
2018-04-02 22:24
2 replies
another delusional kid with big mouth
2018-04-02 22:24
1 reply
typical hltv user
2018-04-02 22:25
back? what
2018-04-02 22:31
We will stop fixing matches
2018-04-02 22:34
#52
Snax | 
Asia editz|
QBF New BIG :')
2018-04-02 22:36
major wasted spot btw =(
2018-04-02 22:38
#55
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Lithuania fbhx
why is he denying that major was a fluke for them, which we all know it was
2018-04-02 22:39
And lose 0-2 vs PACT in ESEA Main OMEGALUL
2018-04-02 23:08
As I supposed at the Major. Just another bo1 heroes who can't do shit in bo3.
2018-04-03 09:27
1 reply
+1
2018-04-03 11:37
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Luxembourg alex24
only if they make all tournaments bo1 swiss rounds where you can reach quaters by playing and winning on the same map 3 times in a row
2018-04-03 13:42
who ???????? IKEA ?????????
2018-04-03 18:12
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