DavCost: "The main goal is to show who we are"

Striker
September 4th, 2018 16:15

Ahead of their first match of the New Challengers stage at the FACEIT Major, we talked to Vadim "DavCost" Vasilyev from Spirit, one of the underdogs going into the event.

The Russian/Ukranian squad came in second at the CIS Minor after HellRaisers, beating teams such as AVANGAR and pro100 on the way, but Dmitry "S0tF1k" Forostyanko's men only played one official match since then, a loss to Sprout in ESEA MDL Season 28.

Since bombing out of the New Challengers Stage at the last Major in Atlanta, Spirit added the CIS talent Viktor "somedieyoung" Orudjev, who will play in his first Major in London.

At the media day before the onset of the New Challengers Stage, we sat down with the team's main AWPer, DavCost, to talk about their expectations for the Major as they head into it as one of the teams predicted to go 0-3 in the first stage:

You haven't played much since the Minor two months ago, so tell me how the preparation has gone since then and how confident you are in your chances here.

We practiced a lot with the top teams. I think we played with everyone from the HLTV ranking now. We spent a lot of time discussing the problems we had at the Minor. We tried to make everything better quality, not just to play a lot of praccs every day. We feel really confident now.

Last time, before the ELEAGUE Major, you went out in last place of the New Challengers stage, what has changed for this time?

Last time we didn't manage to get the visa for our main firepower of the team, COLDYY, so we had to play with our coach who hadn't played for a really long time actively. Now is the first time we come to the Major with the full roster, I believe we will try to show our best and we'll see what is our placement here. But I really feel confident, as our roster now is the best we've had throughout the history of the team.

What makes this lineup the best?

With this roster, we managed to solve almost all of our communication problems and everyone believes in each other and what is important for the roster. We managed to stop arguing with each other after losses, and all the losses are just more motivation for us to show that we can come back better.

Since COLDYY missed ELEAGUE at the start of the year, this will be his first, and the same goes for somedieyoung - what does this mean for them, are they prepared for the challenge?

After completing the roster with somedieyoung we practiced a lot, we worked a lot on our individual game and we're trying to play all the tournaments at our top level. Personally, for us, the Major is not the only tournament of the year, and through this season we visited some good LANs, so I believe we are ready to play any tournament now.

These two guys worked a lot and they've got a lot of experience throughout this season, so our goal now is not only to win the Major, it's to come to the top and stay there for a long time. I think they feel confident, everything is going to be okay with them.

As one of the underdogs of this stage, what do you think would be the key for you to advance?

Like I said before, it's the first Major for us in the full roster and all players are here, finally. I believe the main goal at this Major is to show where we are and who we are as a team.

But still, I believe we can qualify for the next stage with the game we are working on, the game of the team, not the individuals. We're trying to play the game that the top teams are playing now, and I believe that will help us move forward and become the top-16, top-8, and stay there for a long time.

Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
818
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjev
Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
293
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Russia Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
862
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
#1
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Hungary Ilove2bait 
thanks guys i made it, Gl davcost
2018-09-04 16:16
If you edit this "y" you're gat
2018-09-04 16:16
#15
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Hungary Ilove2bait 
"y"
2018-09-04 16:17
What
2018-09-04 16:18
#54
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CIS Sforz 
Ga_y
2018-09-04 17:16
How to write blank messages without getting the error "Reply needs to have actual content"?
2018-09-04 16:18
xdd
2018-09-04 16:20
#58
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Russia v1p3rrr 
he's gat
2018-09-04 17:24
pickem destroyer team spirit
2018-09-04 16:38
#49
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Australia BohemianJerry 
I already know. You are DavCost. Its not that hard, its pretty much in the screen and mouth of the casters.
2018-09-04 17:02
#2
ayaya | 
Russia Dedaireks 
nice
2018-09-04 16:15
first
2018-09-04 16:15
#45
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Turkey Slapdash 
nt
2018-09-04 16:47
Meanwhile at the major. 0-3
2018-09-04 16:16
#68
JZFB | 
Lithuania gime114 
That's what they want to show.
2018-09-04 18:38
#5
blameF | 
Estonia slstune 
LUL BANDURKA GLGLGLGLl
2018-09-04 16:16
Who?
2018-09-04 16:16
#34
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Finland eMBeJaana 
expected from favela
2018-09-04 16:31
#62
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Expected from ez for ence .(ahhahahaha nip vs ence)
2018-09-04 17:43
#8
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Denmark VeryDanishGuy 
Ok
2018-09-04 16:16
#10
Dosia | 
United Kingdom SickaBoy 
ok
2018-09-04 16:16
#11
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
gl
2018-09-04 16:16
#12
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Hungary StraYzie 
ez for Spirit wait...
2018-09-04 16:16
Pick 'em 0-3 xD
2018-09-04 16:17
3-2 and go to major
2018-09-04 16:58
#55
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CIS Sforz 
like QB?)))
2018-09-04 17:17
#66
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Russia foggy54 
Nah, they have their first game vs Vega, I really dont think that Vega able to beat them. So I bet they at least 1-3.
2018-09-04 18:10
#14
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Belgium jorneiro 
yes i'm fairly certain that they will show what they are, trash
2018-09-04 16:17
Xd
2018-09-04 16:21
Lmfao ouch
2018-09-04 16:23
lol
2018-09-04 17:28
fan of DEFUSEKIDS LOL
2018-09-04 17:45
Thumbs down. Don't like Dota 2 Spirit, won't like CS:GO Spirit, unless they sign BR line up, then team Spirit is the bestest. (y)
2018-09-04 16:18
Everyone putting Spirit 0-3 when spirit will beat Vega/Liquid/Astralis and then go and be major legends and reach the final where they will loose to superstar team VP
2018-09-04 16:18
nice b8
2018-09-04 16:22
#38
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Poland malekkkk 
+2
2018-09-04 16:37
thank you for blessing my day
2018-09-04 18:09
#22
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Myanmar almighty_so 
Who is u ruski
2018-09-04 16:21
it seems many people pick spirit as 0-3 ahahaha
2018-09-04 16:21
#26
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Myanmar almighty_so 
They received stats of stickers and somehow their sticker is the most popular one xD
2018-09-04 16:22
I like the white dragon
2018-09-04 16:44
#24
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United States KylieJenner 
Who are you?
2018-09-04 16:21
Davcost
2018-09-04 16:24
#37
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United States KylieJenner 
Tnx
2018-09-04 16:36
lul
2018-09-04 16:27
#31
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Romania WOTAN 
U r some nubs xD
2018-09-04 16:28
bish bash boosh
2018-09-04 16:28
#33
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United Kingdom WWiz 
My main goal is to blow up, then act like i don't know nobody
2018-09-04 16:29
#35
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Sweden Akoulad 
Nobodies, that's what they are.
2018-09-04 16:31
We know who you are, you will go 0-3 and be home soon.
2018-09-04 16:34
#40
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France StickyRice 
"These two guys worked a lot and they've got a lot of experience throughout this season, so our goal now is not only to win the Major, it's to come to the top and stay there for a long time. I think they feel confident, everything is going to be okay with them." I guess davcost's english isn't perfect or striker didn't transcribe accurately his thought, or maybe davcost is delusional af How can he say that their goal is "not only win the Major", how can he claim that they aim at winning the Major ? OMEGALUL
2018-09-04 16:39
+1
2018-09-04 16:42
He is ambitious and that's right
2018-09-04 17:24
#67
s1mple | 
Russia foggy54 
What is wrong? Thats pretty normal goal for prof. CS go player.
2018-09-04 18:12
what they want to show they are noone at this major
2018-09-04 16:42
#43
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Malaysia byaIi 
that starix made a bad decision leaving them
2018-09-04 16:43
#46
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Ukraine gungrave 
they kick him
2018-09-04 16:53
#60
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Malaysia byaIi 
rofl
2018-09-04 17:25
#47
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Andorra hltv_citizen 
"to show who we are" HAHAHAHAHA PLS DONT EAT SHIT ON THE SCENE
2018-09-04 16:58
ok
2018-09-04 17:12
lmao
2018-09-04 17:13
who?
2018-09-04 17:13
NICE GOAL :DDDDDDDDDD
2018-09-04 17:15
"we are trash and want everyone to know it"
2018-09-04 17:17
boooooooooy no private cheat no win bye
2018-09-04 17:25
#69
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Denmark baitpolice 
i have 0-3 pickem on them lol
2018-09-04 18:42
same xd they wont show a single thing
2018-09-04 18:56
Pretty sure its a bigger chance Vega will go 0-3 tbh
2018-09-04 19:27
#74
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Denmark baitpolice 
oh well
2018-09-04 23:33
aka go 0-3
2018-09-04 19:56
0-3 thanks
2018-09-04 22:48
#75
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Poland Homosexual 
Chokers?
2018-09-05 20:14
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