somedieyoung: "We pretty much knew everything North were going to do"

Our next interview from the FACEIT Major New Challengers stage is with Viktor "somedieyoung" Orudjev, whose Spirit stunned North on day two in London.

Spirit are now 1-1 in the Swiss stage, as they first lost to Vega Squadron on Mirage, where they were unable to close out a 12-3 lead on the CT side, and then defeated North on Nuke 16-13 despite a comeback attempt from the Danes.

somedieyoung commented on the team's issues with closing out games

We sat down with somedieyoung after Spirit's first win in the New Challengers stage and talked to him about their run so far:

Let's go back to your first match against Vega Squadron, who pulled off a big comeback on the T side of Mirage. Tell me about the problems that you faced on the CT side.

It was all about Vega playing really well, they know our weakest side. We didn't prepare for them because they don't have that many demos on HLTV, they hadn't played anything in two months. We lost some clutches, that was really hard to understand that we can win this game. We weren't ready for this mentally. Vega have a good team spirit, that's probably why we lost that game.

You mentioned not being able to prepare for Vega Squadron - are you one of these teams that like to prepare a lot for their opponents?

Yeah, we prepare for every opponent, we watch as many demos as we can, especially our coach [Certus], he's doing a really great job.

Against North, you were in the driving seat on the CT side and managed to grab 10 rounds despite losing the pistol round, what were the keys to that?

Like I said, we watched their demos and we pretty much knew everything they were going to. Our captain called everything, every time when they went fast A, we were ready for that and played three A, when they went outside, we knew we needed to rotate quickly and push them back. We knew what they were going to do and our aim is on the same level, so that's what helped us a lot.

What were the problems with closing it out, again?

That is the same problem in every game when we get a really good start, we almost win, but we can't finish the match. That's about our mental problems in the team, but in this game, we pushed to the finish. I don't know how that happened, I don't think anyone knows, but we finally did it. And that's it, now we can beat every team, I think.

Was it a big relief?

It wasn't such a big surprise because we had a lot of rounds to do it, it was 15-6, so we knew we were going to close the game, but we didn't know when. But thank god we didn't go to overtime and won it with pistols.

You said you were now confident about beating anyone, but would you prefer to meet anyone specifically?

It doesn't really matter. We can study any team, we can prepare for anyone, we can watch their demos and we're going to be ready for any map, I hope, because we have a really big map pool.

More interviews from the FACEIT Major New Challengers Stage:

Day 2
Kazakhstan AdreN: "It's me and Hobbit who are trying to make the mid-round calls"
Russia hutji: "During his 1v1, chopper said 'no worries, guys, I'm going to punch him'"

Day 1
Germany tiziaN: "I've actually practiced it 3 or 4 times, but I wasn't planning on doing that shot"
Canada Twistzz: "We knew that bootcamping was the way better option"
Indonesia BnTeT: "We're confident in our skill, but I'm not sure we're confident in our team play"
Sweden Lekr0: "I think I learned the most about [in-game leading] from pronax back in the day"

Media Day:
Canada stanislaw: "We have all the pieces to really do some damage"
Ukraine B1ad3: "We still haven't found the perfect in-game leader"
Ukraine crush: "We didn't play much [officially] because we wanted to find our game"
United States Hiko "American teams are dependent on the momentum they gain"
Poland NEO: "byali wanted changes even before Snax told us [he was leaving]"
Russia DavCost: "The main goal is to show who we are"

Ukraine Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjev
Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjev
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
kNgV- | 
Brazil lgodooy 
2018-09-06 23:32
Twistzz | 
Denmark RixN 
2018-09-06 23:33
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
2018-09-06 23:39
Thats why teams shouldnt play like never in a event of 200k 1 week before the most important event of the year.
2018-09-06 23:48
"Thats why teams shouldnt " must be from a misinformed br ty bro!
2018-09-07 00:02
nt dosia
2018-09-07 00:07
2018-09-07 00:19
2018-09-06 23:36
Smart asian
2018-09-06 23:33
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
2018-09-06 23:34
NiKo | 
Sweden dinolinoxd 
2018-09-06 23:34
Finland yungwndr 
north era 3 days
2018-09-06 23:34
United Kingdom h4m 
2018-09-06 23:34
jkXy | 
Slovenia jkxy 
Is this chokestralis?
2018-09-06 23:34
No, it’s North.
2018-09-07 07:12
2018-09-06 23:35
russians suck in bo3 bo1 = luck
2018-09-06 23:36
2018-09-06 23:36
Team Spirit player:"Vega have a good team spirit" LUL
2018-09-06 23:38
Other Phinks 
Cool guy! New talent with balls to give interviews
2018-09-06 23:40
read north like a book huh
2018-09-06 23:41
nice strats you showed at dh, msl
2018-09-06 23:42
Sweden mixmixmartin 
lmao what is this fucking name
2018-09-06 23:47
somedieyoung somedontdieyoung
2018-09-06 23:48
I hope they'll get far. They're a team that are actually giving their full 110%.
2018-09-06 23:49
seriously, North? you lost to Spirit?
2018-09-06 23:50
Austria I_love_Hltv 
North one trick lul
2018-09-06 23:53
Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
wtf is this name hahahaha
2018-09-06 23:56
Spain akproxx 
Fuck cis teams that are tier 2 but just anti strat others for the majors F3 spirit
2018-09-07 00:05
Indonesia segopecel 
+1 haha
2018-09-07 02:10
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