f0rest: "I'm not satisfied at all; I believe that we can go so much further"

Professeur
September 7th, 2018 16:26

Counter-Strike veteran Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg isn't happy with just making the New Legends Stage, he revealed in our post-match interview.

NiP are the second team to advance from the New Challengers Stage, joining Liquid as a 3-0 team. The Swedes started off by beating Virtus.pro, before taking down TYLOO, and finally edging out Astralis in overtime.

NiP didn't let the frustration take over in the game against Astralis

The deciding game, in which NiP defeated the #1 ranked team, took over fifty rounds to finish, with both Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson and Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen breaking the 50-kill mark. Following the game, we spoke to f0rest about reaching the top-16 of a Major for the first time since ESL One Cologne 2016, playing under their new in-game leader, and more.

You just made it to the New Legends Stage, what was before officially the Major. You are finally back, after two years, how does it feel?

It feels incredible, of course, but I don't consider our job done here. I believe that we can go so much further, and I would actually be disappointed if we didn't perform in the next stage. I'm not satisfied at all, I see this as a four-step process: step one was the Minor, step two was this, next is step three and step four is the final. I'm not going to celebrate yet, I'm very happy that we are in the Major, but we are going to keep on going.

Lets touch on the game you had here, starting with the map pick, it ended up on Mirage, that you played against Astralis in Stockholm, and it was a pretty close map. Just getting that map, were you confident that you were going to get the win this time?

Yeah, I think most of us felt a bit disappointed during DreamHack Stockholm, that we lost Mirage the way we did. We really felt like we could give so much more. Once the Mirage pick was locked in and ready to go, I think everyone was feeling comfortable. Sure, it got to be one hell of a game, right, but it felt like there were a lot of 1-on-1 situations that could've gone either way, we lost a lot of them which we could've ended the match so much earlier with. But I'm happy with the team that we managed to stay focused against such a great team like Astralis, that we managed to keep calm and collected and talk to each other, figure out things to do, but it was a rough game.

Did you get frustrated at all, with the way you lost all of those rounds, that you could've closed the game earlier with?

Frustration... I don't like to be frustrated, I felt more like "shit... we could've taken that one", and there was a lot of those rounds, but once it is done you move on to the next and you focus on that one. I mean, they performed incredibly, I think we played a great game as well, I'm pretty sure it could've gone either way, obviously, they could've won as well even though we were kind of in the driving seat for the most of the overtime. No, no frustration, we had a little bit of talk during the game because... Well, okay, some frustration might've gone through at some point, but that is something we shook off and kept playing.

Tell me a bit about Lekr0, he had an amazing game here and throughout the tournament, he has been one of the best performing players. How has it been playing with him now?

I think he is an incredible person to play with, he always has a smile on his face, he is focused, calm, collected, he is an incredible player overall, I think he is playing great and I would say that he carried us here, it was mad.

What do you think inspired his performance so far at this event?
I don't think there is anything necessarily that motivates him but he is motivated to play again after he got, I don't know, kicked or left fnatic, and came to play with us. I think he wants to prove that he can still play, right. I think it might be one of those reasons.

How do you feel about the style of the team, with him as the in-game leader right now, playing a bit looser and relying more on just getting the entries and rolling from there?

I think that for us, it feels structured, I guess in some sense when we play it might not look like that. Sure, we do some improv calls here and there if someone gets a gut feeling that he can make a play, we try to utilize that because we have such great players in terms of individual skill. But I think he is still adapting to being an in-game leader, this is the second event he is in-game leading in, and I think he is doing a great job. I'm very happy that he actually wanted to in-game lead. I think he is still learning and I think he handled this game incredibly. He always tried to think about what to do next, at some point during the game he thought "well, what the hell do we have left, what can we come up with here?" (laughs) But I think that, overall, he is great.

More interviews from the FACEIT Major New Challengers Stage:

Day 3
Brazil TACO: "We knew Vega have a really aggressive style, but it was still hard to play against"

Day 2
Denmark cajunb: "I really want to win a Major, that's when I can retire and be happy"
Ukraine somedieyoung: "We pretty much knew everything North were going to do"
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"

Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1284
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
621
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1381
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
GOAT
2018-09-07 16:26
He isn't satisfied qualifying for he major beating the no1 team Ok f0rest
2018-09-07 16:27
his ambition is bigger than just to qualify to a major
2018-09-07 16:28
Since they haven't since 2 years, I think he should lower his as they already beat great teams
2018-09-07 16:29
astralis and ?
2018-09-07 16:31
Yeah just checked and there's just astralis but still they managed to qualify for a major, that means he wasn't satisfied since 2 years ? That's a lot of time
2018-09-07 16:35
#109
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United States ___ 
they won a few tournaments in those 2 years it's not all about major
2018-09-07 19:39
2 serious tournaments IIRC, both Dreamhacks Stockholm. Somehow they keep showing up for this event but otherwise they've been lackluster. I'm still salty about letting go of Draken but oh well, 3-0 & beating Astralis is a good start.
2018-09-07 20:15
Nah they won Oakland twice and a starseries tournament, both tier 1 events. Hasn't been 2 years of complete shit haha, just terrible majors.
2018-09-09 03:24
2018-09-07 20:53
#59
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Poland kmnnnnn 
Lowering your ambition means that u r weak and can't stand up to them. F0rest is one of the best players of all times, he wants to win it all, not only few matches.
2018-09-07 16:33
I understand your point, what I'm trying to figure out is how can he not be happy that you made to the Next legends stage when you haven't been in one since like 5 majors
2018-09-07 16:38
#78
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Sweden Trkmag 
He is happy but not satisfied, two different things
2018-09-07 16:47
+1
2018-09-07 16:49
"Counter-Strike veteran Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg isn't happy with just making the New Legends Stage, he revealed in our post-match interview." --> Since his last results at majors qualifiers, I don't understand how he can't be happy JUST being in the legends stage. I mean I now understand he can't be satisfied with just that but still.
2018-09-07 16:54
might be relieved to finally make it, doesn't mean he's happy though. The guy was a champion for years, this isnt QBF/Winstrike
2018-09-07 18:15
#102
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Switzerland Alzameister 
"I'm not going to celebrate yet, I'm very happy that we are in the Major, but we are going to keep on going."
2018-09-07 18:40
#120
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Brazil SecondKS 
+1
2018-09-07 22:11
#134
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Portugal macpjoao 
I👍I
2018-09-08 11:40
#82
Brollan | 
World mbata 
Ofc It’s hard to belive if u are silver as yourself. But if u are by far the best player of all time, winning everything u can, and been in lots and lots of Major finals, u won’t be satisfied to reach the finals of a Major beating a fluke team as Astralis
2018-09-07 16:53
I'm not even gonna answer you since you made a judgment about me without knowing. I'm LEM atm (max supreme) so you're wrong. /close with you
2018-09-07 16:55
#111
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United States ___ 
someone who caps out in mm is fucking garbage compared to pros lmao. you have no idea what it takes or the emotions behind it
2018-09-07 19:40
#86
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Sweden Trkmag 
+1 of everything except for Ast being fluke team, the team you are looking for is Clown9
2018-09-07 16:56
#93
Brollan | 
World mbata 
Nah, no other team are luckier, c9 just fluked once
2018-09-07 17:43
He obviously is happy, just isnt satisfied yet, you can see that he is going for that second major win
2018-09-07 16:54
#77
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Sweden Trkmag 
+1
2018-09-07 16:46
They haven't for 2 years because they choked against opponents they should easily beat. In reality they have not been outside the top 16 teams at all in that time so they should have been there. This time they didn't choke, so now they are back where they ought to be but that doesn't mean they should be satisfied. Should be back to how it was before aiming for a deep run. Now that said they of course won't be expected to win or make the final, but they should be at least aiming for top 8.
2018-09-07 17:13
#6
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Sweden Unluko 
god
2018-09-07 16:27
GOAT
2018-09-07 16:27
EZ
2018-09-07 16:26
#8
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Sweden Unluko 
ezzz
2018-09-07 16:27
F0rest this is a christian website
2018-09-07 16:27
#11
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Sweden Unluko 
+1
2018-09-07 16:27
join my minecraft Christian server
2018-09-07 19:34
#5
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Sweden MandaleMecha 
legend
2018-09-07 16:27
#13
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Sweden Unluko 
+1
2018-09-07 16:28
#7
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Turkey cocukjazz7272 
underrated
2018-09-07 16:27
#14
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Sweden Unluko 
30 years GOAT
2018-09-07 16:28
#25
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Turkey cocukjazz7272 
who cares
2018-09-07 16:28
#122
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World mad25100 
SS OMEGALUL
2018-09-07 22:22
GOD
2018-09-07 16:27
#17
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Sweden Unluko 
hi black
2018-09-07 16:28
hi faze hater
2018-09-07 16:28
#44
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Sweden Unluko 
hi bettor
2018-09-07 16:31
#121
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Brazil TEUS1 
Bye
2018-09-07 22:13
#GONIP
2018-09-07 16:27
#20
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Sweden Unluko 
#GONINJAS
2018-09-07 16:28
#15
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Turkey godstyle 
no you are cant noob
2018-09-07 16:28
#22
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Sweden Unluko 
yes they can
2018-09-07 16:28
#32
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Turkey godstyle 
no /closed
2018-09-07 16:29
#33
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Sweden Unluko 
yes /opened
2018-09-07 16:29
#38
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Turkey godstyle 
i will not answer you
2018-09-07 16:29
#42
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Sweden Unluko 
i wont answer you anymore
2018-09-07 16:30
#46
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Turkey godstyle 
ok bye have a nice day
2018-09-07 16:31
#49
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Sweden Unluko 
you too!
2018-09-07 16:31
Great nickname
2018-09-07 16:43
#61
GeT_RiGhT | 
Peru Vlik 
What?
2018-09-07 16:34
#95
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Georgia bazuking 
kebab animal why u even talking fucking uneducated dog, u are animal since calling noob to f0rest u little shit
2018-09-07 17:53
#99
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Turkey godstyle 
why so mean:(
2018-09-07 18:15
#100
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Turkey godstyle 
5rd world country lmao
2018-09-07 18:15
#126
ropz | 
Czech Republic rusteD 
georgia > turkey any day of the year. atleast they are european according to few definitions, however turkey is a real asian shithole with backward ppl and their supreme leader ado... erDOGan
2018-09-08 08:08
#135
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Georgia bazuking 
they arenot asians they are animals, im living near border with turkey and see them, fucking uneducated muslim dogs :D idk why turkish kebabs talking mb they need go school and read some history fucking animals or what
2018-09-08 18:27
#128
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
5rd lmao
2018-09-08 09:47
#136
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Georgia bazuking 
nice london skill like xantares no education just animal, fro mturkey fan of greece is it some irony ? no one like u cuz u are pathetic ppl
2018-09-08 18:28
#16
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United States ascendaNt_88 
no you can't
2018-09-07 16:28
#24
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Sweden Unluko 
yes they can
2018-09-07 16:28
#58
REZ | 
United Kingdom RW! 
bob the builder
2018-09-07 16:33
#70
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United Kingdom noseapus 
First I nail this tile to the roof...
2018-09-07 16:40
step 3 win major
2018-09-07 16:28
#29
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Sweden Unluko 
step 4 eliminated 0-3 in katowice major
2018-09-07 16:28
thats cloud 9 job
2018-09-07 16:30
#47
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Sweden Unluko 
You mean FaZe?
2018-09-07 16:31
nah faze 2-3
2018-09-07 16:32
#19
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
beats the best team..."im not satisfied"
2018-09-07 16:28
#35
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Sweden Unluko 
lol
2018-09-07 16:29
LEGEND
2018-09-07 16:28
#36
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Sweden Unluko 
MONSTRO
2018-09-07 16:29
Goat
2018-09-07 16:28
#39
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Sweden Unluko 
pig
2018-09-07 16:30
#30
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Canada kyzradaM 
Ez4f0rest
2018-09-07 16:29
#41
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Sweden Unluko 
EZ4ENCE
2018-09-07 16:30
#52
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Canada kyzradaM 
True
2018-09-07 16:32
#53
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Sweden Unluko 
:9
2018-09-07 16:32
#97
hardstyle | 
Turkey B^S 
Ence haven't lost a single match yet on major tho ez4ence
2018-09-07 17:59
#116
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United States Jamxu 
I haven't lost a single match in a major
2018-09-07 20:55
#119
hardstyle | 
Turkey B^S 
Ez4jamxu JamxuGOD TOP1
2018-09-07 21:53
#31
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United Kingdom wellhyper 
The ronaldo of CS. period.
2018-09-07 16:29
#40
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Sweden Unluko 
ronaldo who?
2018-09-07 16:30
I think you mean Ronaldo is the f0rest of football.
2018-09-07 17:15
Cool
2018-09-07 16:31
#54
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Sweden Unluko 
rarted
2018-09-07 16:32
#48
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Sweden godname 
Very good
2018-09-07 16:31
#55
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Sweden Unluko 
very nice
2018-09-07 16:32
#56
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Moldova gay_retard 
NOT SATISFIES OMEGALUL
2018-09-07 16:33
#57
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Turkey Ch0p$1sh 
Noice
2018-09-07 16:33
#60
NAF | 
United States armada333 
The true GOAT
2018-09-07 16:34
#62
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CIS Sm1leyw0w 
Nice
2018-09-07 16:34
1.6?
2018-09-07 16:35
#64
f0rest | 
Portugal physt 
that's my boy! always want more, believe in your capabilities
2018-09-07 16:35
ofc 1.6 jesus christ
2018-09-07 16:35
goat.
2018-09-07 16:35
Legend for real.
2018-09-07 16:35
#71
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United Kingdom woOrmY 
f0restGOD - Keep up the good work guys! So proud of the team 🤗 #NiPMagic
2018-09-07 16:40
#72
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Indonesia youdelusional 
The goat, the legend himself
2018-09-07 16:42
#73
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
WP NiP
2018-09-07 16:43
goat
2018-09-07 16:45
#76
Lekr0 | 
Norway Gama2001 
GOD #GONINJAS
2018-09-07 16:45
#79
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Sweden Trkmag 
G0drest looking to claim yet another major
2018-09-07 16:47
#80
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Algeria abdodz45 
Greedy asshole, be thankful that you won today against the best team in the world
2018-09-07 16:48
Ambitious = greed K
2018-09-07 17:20
ur retarded
2018-09-07 20:20
Fuck this guy, always so arrogant and cocky. Neo>>>shitrest
2018-09-07 17:24
#92
Xizt | 
Sweden smackeB 
lol
2018-09-07 17:36
Ur retarded
2018-09-07 18:40
#127
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Sweden Bangs 
>complains about f0rest being arrogant and cocky >fan of s1mple top fucking kek m8
2018-09-08 09:34
0/8 try again 12 year old
2018-09-08 11:01
#130
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Sweden Bangs 
if f0rest is arrogant then s1mple is def arrogant aswell
2018-09-08 11:29
s1mple's only issue is that he was toxic (which he isn't anymore), but f0rest is always cocky and arrogant, thinks he's the best (when he's a bot) and it is painful to think tht GTR, such a humble guy, has to put up with this cunt.
2018-09-08 11:30
#133
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Sweden Bangs 
Whats cocky and arrogant about this interview? they qualified to the top 16 at the major for the first time in 2 years sure, but the dude is 30 and has already played in a shitton of major finals in two different games, ofc hes not gonna be satisfied with just top 16
2018-09-08 11:39
if NiP wins faceit major, who do you reckon is gonna get kicked?
2018-09-07 17:31
#94
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GL NiP
2018-09-07 17:49
#96
hardstyle | 
Turkey B^S 
GOAT
2018-09-07 17:58
Lekr0GOD
2018-09-07 18:43
#104
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
f0restwOw~
2018-09-07 18:47
That's the fucking spirit.. Show them all f0rest
2018-09-07 19:01
#107
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Sweden Rexz 
NIP <3
2018-09-07 19:36
#108
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Sweden ThorinEk 
everyone knows f0rest is very hard to satisfy give it a break would you
2018-09-07 19:38
GOAT
2018-09-07 19:40
Feel bad for his balding head
2018-09-07 19:49
G.O.A.T
2018-09-07 21:32
#118
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Romania Apophis22 
1.6
2018-09-07 21:34
<3f0rest
2018-09-07 23:24
<3GeT_RiGhT
2018-09-07 23:25
#125
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Brazil plc_junkeR 
Nice marches by Nip. I'm very happy that they're at a Major again. And f0rest... Well, he's just awesome
2018-09-08 03:26
punks =/= satisfied
2018-09-08 11:32
lol no
2018-09-19 15:19
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