karrigan: "We will be very disappointed if we do not win this event"

LucasAM
June 13th, 2018 19:00

We caught up with Finn "karrigan" Andersen after FaZe's victory over Ghost and quizzed him on the team's opening match in Belo Horizonte and his expectations for the event.

FaZe got off to a great start in Belo Horizonte after dismantling Ghost on just two maps, with the European team losing just 12 rounds throughout the series.

With Astralis and Natus Vincere, the two teams ahead of them in the ranking, nowhere to be seen, FaZe will be hoping to get back to winning ways after finishing 3rd-4th at their last two events, and pick up their third title counting towards the Intel Grand Slam.

karrigan believes ESL One Belo Horizonte is a must-win for FaZe

Read on as karrigan discusses FaZe's prospects in Belo Horizonte, Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen's impact since joining as a stand-in, coach Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström's absence from the tournament, and more.

Your first match here was against Ghost, a team on the lower end of the spectrum and with a brand new roster. Did you do any scouting at all or did you go in "blind"?

We went into it blind, looking through HLTV we didn't really find anything so we just played it simple in the veto, and the outcome was pretty good for us. All three maps that came out are comfortable for the team and for the lineup we have right now.

This is cromen's second tournament with FaZe. How did this match go, is he adapting well and do you think he can help you guy go all the way here?

I think he did a great job at ECS, being a last-minute stand-in, even though he had to play at a high level against a team like Astralis in the semi-finals. Here, teams have a little bit of a lower level, which means we can make a few more mistakes without getting penalized as much. Today he did great and I think he'll be able to play his role even better later in the tournament, when we'll face harder opponents.

Talking about facing harder opponents, some of the hardest aren't here, namely Astralis and Natus Vincere. How important is it for you guys to win here?

If we don't win this tournament we will be very disappointed, we've had our eyes on the Grand Slam since day one, since we won in New York, and if we want to have a chance of winning it then we definitely have to win here, where Astralis and Na`Vi are missing, and mousesports are fielding a stand-in. I think our biggest opponents are Liquid and maybe SK depending on their confidence levels from the previous tournament. If we do not win it'll be disappointing as we feel like favourites coming into this tournament.

There has been some talk about the roster issues. If cromen plays really well, could he end up on the roster?

It's really hard to talk about it, so I kind of want to say "no comment". But, for now, I will say that he's a stand-in for the two tournaments [ECS and ESL One Belo Horizonte]. We are not sure what we will do for ESL One Cologne, it's something we'll have to figure out once this tournament is over. That's all I can say.

Is this something you want to figure out before the end of the season, or do you think the player break will be the right time to get everything figured out?

We have two tournaments left after this one, so depending on how everything works out we want to be sure that when we start the next season we'll be sure about what happens. We're not going to field any stand-ins for the rest of the year. It might change for Cologne and ELEAGUE. I'm not sure yet what we're going to do, but we'll figure that out very shortly and, hopefully, we'll have some news before Cologne.

You played Dust2 against Ghost as the second map, now that it's starting to get its place in the map pool and teams are getting more comfortable on it, is it something you're enjoying it more than at the beginning?

When we practised with olof those few days, we did very well on it, it's a map that fits the set roles we have on the team really well, the double AWP and all that kind of stuff is really good for us. We started liking it very much. It's a simple map but there's still stuff you can do to force out rotations and I think that is what fits our playstyle. Force out rotations and trying to force mistakes we can then capitalize on when we hit one of the sites. That's basically why we love the map the most.

RobbaN wasn't standing with you guys, does that have to do with rushing from one event to another or something?

No, I'd rather not talk about the topic, if RobbaN wants to say something, he can say it himself.

How about for the team, flying here right after playing in London?

It's kind of hard to fly from one tournament to another, especially with a stand-in, as when you're in a tournament it doesn't make sense to practice a lot. We practiced a few maps against Liquid the other day to just keep playing CS. It's pretty hard to play here in Brazil since there's no FPL and we can only play DM. That's the hardest part, not being able to play as much as we could in London or other places where we normally go. It's hard to go from tournament to tournament, but we're just going to make the best of it. There's a reason we said yes to coming here, which is obviously to try and win the Grand Slam.

Sweden Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.47
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.03
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
253
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1317
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
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Finland Gl1tCh3D_ 
ok
2018-06-13 19:00
ez 4 ntc
2018-06-13 19:02
#76
Brazil dopU 
nt
2018-06-13 21:39
ok
2018-06-13 19:23
#45
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Other WeirdFellow90 
GamersClub > FPL
2018-06-13 19:26
#71
bubble | 
Bulgaria Tomch0 
Ok
2018-06-13 21:24
#72
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Finland Gl1tCh3D_ 
wtf are you want
2018-06-13 21:25
ok
2018-06-13 19:01
#4
natu | 
Finland sadmen 
LUL
2018-06-13 19:01
#5
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Indonesia axelvale 
Sad
2018-06-13 19:01
Ok
2018-06-13 19:01
#8
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
big if true
2018-06-13 19:01
#9
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
wtf is grand slam?
2018-06-13 19:01
#23
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
ty
2018-06-13 19:03
npnp
2018-06-13 19:04
haha
2018-06-13 19:01
#13
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Yugoslavia arsehole 
i fucking will be as well
2018-06-13 19:01
beat SS (aka LAN gods) first.
2018-06-13 19:01
#27
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Austria slash_OG 
lan gods? hahahhahahha
2018-06-13 19:04
lol
2018-06-13 20:42
#83
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Other Wadufuk 
U mean onliners
2018-06-14 04:21
LUL
2018-06-13 19:01
BOTZ CANT KILL GLOCK without armors AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH KICK RIGHT NOW! KICK! KICK! KICK NOW LUL LUL LUL
2018-06-13 19:01
#81
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Sweden C0P_t 
Which round are you talking about?
2018-06-14 02:05
#17
woxic | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
SS is going to stop you guys.
2018-06-13 19:02
#84
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Other Wadufuk 
SS prove that they are the real onliners unlike nrg which are called onliners but they prove everyone wrong,and flag check out
2018-06-14 04:24
Cus you will be kicked.
2018-06-13 19:02
mouz should win, lul.
2018-06-13 19:02
#21
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
So will Astralis they need some competition not even Chernobyl boy can compete with them.
2018-06-13 19:02
#35
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Brazil NIGORZ 
I think he will soon
2018-06-13 19:12
#24
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United States carenbee2 
i want to bet my house everytime faze play on this tournament , cromen is looking good
2018-06-13 19:03
#25
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Argentina rsa1 
most underrated igl ever 💜
2018-06-13 19:03
#40
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Sweden Div-\ 
💜Since when do we have this?!
2018-06-13 19:17
#51
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Brazil Kelmec 
+1
2018-06-13 19:33
Since feb 😂😂😂😂🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥😱😱
2018-06-13 19:35
#56
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United States LDK_ 
🐎🐩🐒🐗🦄🦁🐵🐺🐽🐎🐯🙄😙😘😐😄😁😑😙😌😪😞😜😥😟🤕😬🤭😳🤫🤥😰💀💀😼🧒😈👹👹🤫🤬🤧🏸🥋🏓🎳⛳🎿🏏🏉🎽🏐🎱🏓 look
2018-06-13 19:46
#62
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Sweden Div-\ 
I don't know if this is terrible or great. I think I'll spam unicorns everywhere from now on.🦄🦄🦄🦄
2018-06-13 19:53
#82
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Sweden C0P_t 
👌😂🔫💯👅💦👅💦👅💦💦☪️🛐 REPLY NEED TO HAVE ACTUAL CONTENT
2018-06-14 02:07
#87
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Poland morosek 
💩🔫 LUL
2018-06-14 10:25
What you mean "if"? You will not win anything.
2018-06-13 19:04
#29
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Turkey devriyeL 
After SS match, sure they will disappointed
2018-06-13 19:05
#30
suNny | 
Vietnam Oida 
Press X for doubt.
2018-06-13 19:05
RobbaN wasn't standing with you guys, does that have to do with rushing from one event to another or something? No, I'd rather not talk about the topic, if RobbaN wants to say something, he can say it himself.
2018-06-13 19:11
#36
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Brazil ToTheStarsEZ 
I hope that means they're getting a more involved coach to help with strats and tactics, but it doesn't sound like it. It sounds like he's got personal issues or something like that.
2018-06-13 19:12
#32
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United Kingdom InsCS 
-robban confirmed
2018-06-13 19:11
oh, thats sad to hear. SK in tier 2 level still beating you again must be pretty rough
2018-06-13 19:11
#60
karrigan | 
Hungary vyx 
FaZe finally won a best of 3 against them in ECS with a stand-in, I'm pretty sure tier 2 SK won't be a problem at this event. The real challenger is Liquid, and mouz if they can make n0thing work, which I highly doubt.
2018-06-13 19:52
#34
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Europe trey_ 
+1
2018-06-13 19:11
hahaha
2018-06-13 19:15
prepare to be disappointed then
2018-06-13 19:17
#39
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Sweden Div-\ 
Faze is not going to win this tournament. And things don't sound very well with them, the olof issue is taking a toll and Robban not being there... I have a bad feeling about this team.
2018-06-13 19:17
It seems like there's something going wrong with Robban as well. That answer about him sounded a bit strange.
2018-06-13 19:43
#63
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Sweden Div-\ 
Indeed...
2018-06-13 19:53
Yup, Something big is going to happen soon in Faze Clan. They hope for cromen to be in Faze until players break and then sign new player. But the signing will be announced within next 2 weeks. Karrigan is the the big cheese in Faze, but his days as IGL in Faze are over. Karrigan will be the new coach.
2018-06-13 21:20
#41
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Turkey cracklords 
Alright dissapointed
2018-06-13 19:18
#42
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CIS Improvz 
LETS DESAPOINT KARRIGAN! PLS! Do it mouz,sk,ntc,ss
2018-06-13 19:18
Jesus, FaZe and personnel issues. Missing Olof is bad enough as it is. Not let change coaching staff as well midst all of this.
2018-06-13 19:24
#46
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Latvia godeerrr 
What is that shirts
2018-06-13 19:28
#47
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Latvia godeerrr 
Every thing black
2018-06-13 19:29
xD
2018-06-13 19:31
R.I.P RobbaN </3
2018-06-13 19:32
#50
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Denmark Fjumse 
First -Olof. And now maybe -RobbaN Faze falling apart???
2018-06-13 19:32
#57
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Europe retryyz_exe 
probably
2018-06-13 19:49
karrigan "twofaced" toledo i hope they dont win this event. its already a joke that this tier3 garbage counts towards the grand slam #GOLIQUID
2018-06-13 19:36
#64
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Finland ksyppe 
"RobbaN wasn't standing with you guys, does that have to do with rushing from one event to another or something? No, I'd rather not talk about the topic, if RobbaN wants to say something, he can say it himself." What does this mean?
2018-06-13 20:41
girlfriend issues probably. How the fuck would I know?
2018-06-13 21:09
"How the fuck would I know?" Did he ask it from you? Why even comment that lmao
2018-06-13 21:19
I don't know, how the fuck would I know? You talking to me? You talking to me? Then who the hell else are you talking to? You talking to me? Well I'm the only one here :)
2018-06-13 21:47
He has been told to stand down as coach, that's why
2018-06-13 21:22
#77
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United Kingdom hArdLad 
where did you get that info from?
2018-06-13 21:39
Prediction, from what Finn has told hltv and from older interviews and interviews in Danish television.. If you look at how he formulates issues like the Olof situation, xist and some other minor subjects, it's the word he use. Big things will happen either just before cologne or right after.
2018-06-14 06:30
#88
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United Kingdom hArdLad 
Fair. I guess he's very close/sympathetic to Olof's issues but you can't really hold back unless you want to go downhill, can you?
2018-06-14 12:19
Every pro player should belive they can win an event - never settle.
2018-06-13 21:13
#89
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Argentina LE0NEL 
I agree fellow!
2018-06-15 02:45
It's sad to hear Karrigan like this.... and if Olof doesn't come back soon, i hope they find another player, because this can't keep going. I know Olof has a lot of problems going on rn but he's gotta realize that FaZe needs him! Just hope he's got the power to come back soon, they really need him..
2018-06-13 21:33
#75
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Sweden Unluko 
hahahahhahaha
2018-06-13 21:37
#78
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United Kingdom hArdLad 
Win this and just 1 more for the grand slam baby! Also, it seems like Robban is out soon. :(
2018-06-13 21:46
No astralis so its the best moment for faze win :)
2018-06-13 23:47
#86
jdm64 | 
Czech Republic HuCi 
I would have been dissapointed if Karrigan hadnt said anything like that. #expected
2018-06-14 10:13
congratulation to karrigan and Faze clan
2018-06-18 04:15
#91
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Indonesia Speartuna 
Bold statement my guy, glad you prove the haters wrong. Congrats!
2018-06-18 04:16
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