smooya: "I'm excited to play the next stage because those are the teams we practiced against"
We asked the British AWPer about the last match against OpTic, in which BIG ran out winners following a dominant Dust2 showing and a close Train, and his Twitter exchange with Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke ahead of that encounter.
smooya also commented on becoming the second British player to make the top-16 of a Major, as well as on the competition in the next stage, where BIG will join the likes of FaZe, Natus Vincere, and mousesports.
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More interviews from the FACEIT Major New Challengers Stage:
captainMo: "The Major has been the main goal since we started playing CS:GO"
ShahZam: "I'm speechless, I can't believe it; I won't lie, I went outside and cried"
gob b: "I'm looking forward to the fifth round, now we can show we're a really good team in the BO3s"
bondik: "I enjoy when someone is showing emotions and I like to do the same"
xccurate: "We changed so much on the T side of Inferno [after playing OpTic]"
gla1ve: "[As an IGL,] cadiaN is really good at the same things as FalleN"
cajunb: "I really want to win a Major, that's when I can retire and be happy"
somedieyoung: "We pretty much knew everything North were going to do"
AdreN: "It's me and Hobbit who are trying to make the mid-round calls"
hutji: "During his 1v1, chopper said 'no worries, guys, I'm going to punch him'"
tiziaN: "I've actually practiced it 3 or 4 times, but I wasn't planning on doing that shot"
Twistzz: "We knew that bootcamping was the way better option"
BnTeT: "We're confident in our skill, but I'm not sure we're confident in our team play"
Lekr0: "I think I learned the most about [in-game leading] from pronax back in the day"
stanislaw: "We have all the pieces to really do some damage"
B1ad3: "We still haven't found the perfect in-game leader"
crush: "We didn't play much [officially] because we wanted to find our game"
Hiko "American teams are dependent on the momentum they gain"
NEO: "byali wanted changes even before Snax told us [he was leaving]"
DavCost: "The main goal is to show who we are"