SmithZz: "We aren't completely ready at the moment, but we are getting there"

Striker
September 11th, 2018 18:46

On the media day ahead of the FACEIT Major New Legends stage, we spoke to Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux to catch up with what G2 have been up to for the past two months, how they've progressed since July, and how confident they are ahead of the Major.

The last time we saw G2 was at DreamHack Open Valencia, where the team crashed out of the group stage despite showing promise with a playoffs finish at ESL One Cologne just two weeks before.

SmithZz commented on how his form has evolved since July

In our interview with SmithZz, we asked him about those two tournaments and how he has progressed individually, as well as G2 as a whole, since then:

Let's first go back to your first couple of tournaments, Cologne and Valencia. Two very different results, making it to playoffs in Cologne and crashing out in groups in Valencia, what do you think went wrong at DreamHack? Why weren't you able to replicate some of what we saw from you in Cologne?

I think we didn't go into the tournament in Valencia so well. I didn't either, individually, and we were trying new things. I was not so hyped by the level of the teams, I guess, that's my bad. But yeah, Cologne was really prestigious and I really wanted to do well there, and I think we reached our objective, it was good to go to playoffs.

And in Valencia, the preparation was light because we didn't play for four days after Cologne, we had the weekend and then went straight to Valencia, so we didn't play at all. We had a slow start into it and it cost us the tournament, basically.

Run me through the following two months, then, up until now, what have you been up to and how much did you prepare for this?

Like Ex6TenZ said, we are here for the long run, so we're building really slowly, but we are building surely, the basics, a really good game. At the moment, we aren't totally ready, but we are getting there and we are starting to get some really good maps.

But I think in two months we'll be better, in four months we'll be even better, so, yeah, we are confident we can do something here for sure. At least in the best-of-ones, in best-of-threes it will probably be a bit more complicated, but I am really confident with the team in best-of-ones.

So you're not very confident with the depth of your map pool?

Yeah. The map pool depth and even the depth of our game, like I said, we are building slowly to have more depth and a deep map pool.

At what stage do you think you are in in that process, maybe percentage-wise?

I don't know... 60 to 65%?

That's not too bad.

Yeah, it's good, it's good.

How do you feel about your personal form now that you've had a few more months since coming back?

I feel pretty okay. In Cologne, I did an interview and I said that it's that confidence-wise I'm really fragile. I can do really good games and I can do really bad ones. I think I'm getting more and more consistent, every day I'm evolving, so that's the good thing, I'm better than in Cologne.

I see the progress with my new position and my new roles. It was pretty rough at the beginning, but I think that's normal, it's a process, I need to accept the process. I stopped playing for a year and a half, so what can you expect after two months? I'm doing a good job at the moment and I hope I'll prove it at the Major.

Speaking of the Major, you'll first meet HellRaisers, what do you make of the matchup?

We didn't practice them so much, but I think we had the chance to play against them, compLexity, or Astralis. We played compLexity a lot in practice, so I think it's better for us to match up against HellRaisers. They are a pretty strong team, but I think we have the cards to give them a good fight and beat them.

How confident are you regarding the whole tournament and making it to the next stage?

I think if we can recreate the level we had in practice, we have good chances to pass the best-of-ones.

More interviews from the FACEIT Major New Legends stage media day:

United States RUSH: "Hopefully, after the Major, our ranking will reflect how we actually are as a team"

France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1093
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Smithzz LUL
2018-09-11 18:46
#2
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France dAdji 
Nice!
2018-09-11 18:46
#7
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Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-09-11 18:47
#107
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
G2 are so bad rofl, why do they even believe they will ever be "ready" in a team with bots such as Ex6tenz, Smithz, bodyy and KennyAss??? Just disband this team already, French scene is dead
2018-09-11 19:55
Says Faze fan
2018-09-11 20:44
FaZe team is 100000 better than G2 so idk what u are talking about
2018-09-11 21:24
lol faze has 4 top 10 players and they are still 5th in the world lmao
2018-09-11 22:46
+1
2018-09-11 23:35
so what does this have to do with my answer? i said they are better team, which u just agreed. btw don't put lol and lmao on the same sentence, one time its enough..two are too much
2018-09-11 23:38
your post called for both the laughter acronyms
2018-09-12 02:13
+1
2018-09-11 23:45
+1
2018-09-12 00:05
#212
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India poojan34 
+1
2018-09-12 08:59
Kenny will always be one of the world's greatest awp'ers, just shut the f*ck up. That's why so many people hate FaZe - most of their fanbase is braindead and toxic. Talking shit about other teams, while FaZe have so many top players but can't win shit anyways. Just getting better and better players. Nothing's gonna change, they'll just keep choking like they always do, because in FaZe there is no team-play, no tactics. Basically, just counting on that stars will get frags. Faze=Firepower+no tactics, G2=No firepower+tactics. Same thing.
2018-09-12 08:21
#213
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India poojan34 
+1
2018-09-12 08:59
#219
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Singapore introspect 
+9999
2018-09-12 09:23
- It's funny that u just put G2 on the same lvl of Faze. - i dunno why u think i'm a faze fan. Read the conversation first before writting a full story. -G2 is not even a tier 2 team.
2018-09-12 10:08
#235
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Israel Einst3in 
I just mark this post, so i can come back when g2 go 3-0 and faze 0-3
2018-09-12 13:37
ok gl
2018-09-12 13:39
#246
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Israel Einst3in 
How it feels?
2018-09-12 14:56
Yea faze losing to Bug and g2 winning to hellraisers
2018-09-12 15:48
time gives the reason to the wiser
2018-09-16 18:27
#328
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Israel Einst3in 
How it feels tomorrow 0-3 :DD
2018-09-13 22:29
what about ur 3-0 pred for G2 machine
2018-09-13 22:42
I don't feel anything man..what about u? :DD
2018-09-14 22:54
Faze losing to BUG lul
2018-09-12 15:46
#24
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India swast1k36 
It's frustrating being a G2 fan :(
2018-09-11 18:49
#97
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Czech Republic SteveCZ 
Dude, tell me about it :D Anyway, I was so excited to jump on the G2 train tomorrow and then I read this. FFS Smithzz and his social media skills
2018-09-11 19:41
#112
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Czech Republic PlaSSma 
Exactly..
2018-09-11 19:57
#114
shox | 
Europe x1ld3n 
I'm going to remove my bet on them)
2018-09-11 19:59
At least he saved a few G2 fans's houses with this interview xD
2018-09-11 21:46
#171
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United Kingdom Yuli 
+1
2018-09-11 22:12
Ikr.. I'll always support them despite Astralis being my favorite team but right now it's G2manyexcuses
2018-09-11 23:26
#181
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Australia CaZeR01 
Same for being renegades fan...
2018-09-11 23:38
#214
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India poojan34 
i agree man
2018-09-12 09:00
ez 0-3
2018-09-11 18:53
#62
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India HarshKK 
lmao c9 fan
2018-09-11 19:10
CRY IS FREE OPTIC INDIA
2018-09-11 19:11
#67
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India HarshKK 
G2 fan actually, and Optic India is doing pretty well for their standard. G2>C9 KennyS>Skadoodle
2018-09-11 19:13
who cares lol
2018-09-11 19:15
#73
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India HarshKK 
Reply needs to have actual content
2018-09-11 19:16
last major that wasn't the case, pretty pathetic, this many years of experience and Kenny is still choking
2018-09-12 00:06
#216
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India poojan34 
see his performance he had bad performance in valencia other then that he had pretty decent frags
2018-09-12 09:02
#198
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India swast1k36 
Optic India for next minor!!!!
2018-09-12 05:01
#215
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India poojan34 
you are wrong kenny >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> skadoodle
2018-09-12 09:01
Baitzera_MIBR LUL
2018-09-11 19:07
good user
2018-09-11 19:10
Hope they go 0-3
2018-09-11 19:55
Yo
2018-09-11 18:46
#4
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Guatemala feerzein21 
N1
2018-09-11 18:46
#5
woxic | 
Europe artilele 
YO LES NOOBS
2018-09-11 18:46
#87
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
expected
2018-09-11 19:33
#6
smooya | 
United Kingdom Jim3110 
ez
2018-09-11 18:47
#8
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Finland Vkims 
Major starts tomorrow but they arent ready yet?????
2018-09-11 18:47
Read the article
2018-09-11 18:50
#53
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Denmark pistolen 
You can rush everything but doesn't change a fact.
2018-09-11 19:05
#127
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Slovakia Freddie28 
Expected
2018-09-11 20:30
Read the whole article. They need more time to be in full shape.
2018-09-11 22:48
#217
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India poojan34 
ex6tenz said they will need atleast a year to be fully called a team
2018-09-12 09:02
#9
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Europe traqqi 
:o
2018-09-11 18:47
#10
JZFB | 
Lithuania gime114 
G2 0:3 LUL
2018-09-11 18:47
#11
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Russia Scorceze 
0-3 confirmed
2018-09-11 18:47
Vega fan :(
2018-09-12 15:51
#12
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Romania DESEDE 
ofc
2018-09-11 18:47
XD 1 day to be ready
2018-09-11 18:47
#72
ISSAA | 
France Nikoemok 
They will be ready for the next major
2018-09-11 19:15
They will never be ready with this shitty line-up*
2018-09-11 19:46
+1 Once they get steamrolled a few more times, Kenny or shox motivation ( or both ) will drop and we will get roster moves..
2018-09-11 21:45
#218
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India poojan34 
even though i am g2 fan i dont think that shox will drop out cause he likes his friend smithz
2018-09-12 09:04
if anyone gets the boot , it will , imho, be bodyy
2018-09-12 13:38
#245
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India poojan34 
after today's match i don't think it will be bodyy. i mean if shox and smithz both get kicked or bodyy gets replaced it will be one of the two
2018-09-12 13:53
Don't judge on 1 map, smithzz has been surprisingly decent since he joined and bodyy is usually bad. But so was shox lately so... who knows ? Btw one thing to consider is that shox is a recognizable face and star of CSGO, so that will hold some weight in Ocelote's mind ( who is a business man first and foremost ) ..
2018-09-12 16:23
Ferme ta pute de mère mtn c bon ? Y'a pas de meilleure lineup tu peux pas faire mieux sale pute , y'a pas d'IGL sinon et c'est la chose la plus importante
2018-09-12 12:44
Tu veux quoi enfant de pute a insulter? Ta salope de mere a le cancer c’est ça ? Ex6 kio scream shox kenny ya tous les rôles qu’il faut pour une équipe mongole , et tous sont très bons dans leur rôle propre sale bougne
2018-09-12 13:26
Depuis quand shox veut jouer avec scream ? J'suis d'accord pour kio a la place de bodyy mais c'est tout et ça va absolument rien changer pour le niveau dla team
2018-09-12 13:49
C'est du long terme , dans 6 mois ils seront top 5 monde
2018-09-12 13:49
Depuis quand shox ne voudrait pas jouer avec ScreaM? Il ne veut plus d’apEX et apart ScreaM ya personne en France et qui joue ouvreur, tu le met a la place de smithzz qui joue presque un support role alors que c’est bodyy de base, de plus shox+ScreaM ensembles et chauds sont trop forts
2018-09-12 16:07
ok
2018-09-11 18:47
+1
2018-09-11 18:53
#15
Ryu7z | 
France Static2k 
ALL IN HR
2018-09-11 18:47
Traître
2018-09-11 21:26
j'ai lu fdp
2018-09-11 21:34
sorry 2nd account
2018-09-11 21:46
sorry Fakeflagger
2018-09-11 21:47
why am i talking to myself
2018-09-11 21:48
yes
2018-09-11 21:48
bah oe logique
2018-09-11 21:47
lul ok
2018-09-11 18:48
lmao 1 day before major: "we aren't completely ready" xddd
2018-09-11 18:48
#126
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United Kingdom tthrowing 
hes baiting other teams that they arent ready, they will surprise everyone and smithz will get major MVP.
2018-09-11 20:23
They obviously aren’t though, they lost in a bo3 to a nonamer the other day, and just like smithzz said, they don’t have a very deep map pool.
2018-09-11 22:50
#178
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United Kingdom tthrowing 
see he wants you to think thats hes telling the truth you got b8ed by him
2018-09-11 23:33
#191
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France uNLmofo 
Check ex6 and Kenny itw apparently they do have good map pool ;)
2018-09-12 02:33
#200
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
They’ve had longer than any new lineup to be ready. They aren’t new anymore by cs terms and one of the players was the previous coach of 3 current teammates. If they aren’t ready now, they never will be. And they never will be. Unless they have a decent showing here and can prove they belong in tier 2 consideration, this team is destined to disband by the end of the next major cycle when they don’t make it through qualifiers.
2018-09-12 05:20
I gotta agree kinda honestly. Like NiP has Lekr0, new to IGL, leading the team and that lineup is half as old as G2’s lineup. Also much more inexperienced players. And they go 3-0.
2018-09-12 05:37
#209
Finland em7 
theres no chance nip goes 3-0
2018-09-12 08:37
nice excuse.
2018-09-11 18:48
YO LES NOOBS
2018-09-11 18:48
#20
KRIMZ | 
Slovakia Chaoooss 
first match tomorrow unluko maluko
2018-09-11 18:48
always "the gameplan isn't completely ready" same speech for the whole year hope they'll make it tho
2018-09-11 18:48
#109
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Norway Mickey Mouse 
Yeah, what the fuck. And thats not just G2 saying that shit, all the teams say that almost everytime they are asked if they're ready
2018-09-11 19:55
#116
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France Jeeb183 
When you listen to most of the teams, it feels like time can only lead to improvement Unfortunately we all know it's false
2018-09-11 20:08
#22
woxic | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
0-3.
2018-09-11 18:48
ok time to undo my g2 pick lol
2018-09-11 18:49
They will be fine in bo1s, and the group stage is all bo1s soooo
2018-09-11 22:52
#25
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Sweden godname 
LETS GO G2
2018-09-11 18:49
#34
woxic | 
Europe artilele 
GOGOGOG G2 0-3
2018-09-11 18:52
#232
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Sweden godname 
G2 WIn over over HR LUL
2018-09-12 13:29
4vs5
2018-09-12 13:30
Sounds like "we aren't completely ready at the moment, but we are throwing excuses already" (._.')
2018-09-11 18:49
Confirmed by HLTV
2018-09-11 19:12
Multiple check out (o_o')
2018-09-11 19:17
#28
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Armenia gr1nch 
lmao still not ready?
2018-09-11 18:50
top1
2018-09-11 18:51
absolutely expected
2018-09-11 19:34
Haven't played a map and already trying to find excuses, hahaha.
2018-09-11 18:51
#31
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Slovakia bombmeister 
what they were doing whole the time since they are together?
2018-09-11 18:51
Practicing ? They're building an unique playstyle, not a retarded playstyle like Na'Vi that is letting S1mple and electronic do the work
2018-09-11 19:55
#118
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France Jeeb183 
Hey, at least Navi changed their style ! Last year it was "Let S1mple do the work" and now it's "Let s1mple and Electronic do the work" That's a progress in their game plan, you can't deny it !
2018-09-11 20:09
It was their main objective since they added electronic
2018-09-11 20:14
#129
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Slovakia bombmeister 
man, dont blame my favourite team and their way how they are playing...yes, s1mpletronic carry so much, but if i would be fan of G2, i would be really quiet bro...i like them, smithzz is a great person and player in my opinion, but i really dont understand your hate on navi's gameplan, especially when g2's gameplan is not existing, after 3 months of practice and some lans
2018-09-11 20:32
Ex6TenZ playstyle needs time to be complete
2018-09-11 21:33
Sorry but this interview sounds like the good old BS, " we need time to be ready blablabla " .. Then in 6 monthes it will be the same all over again, while cashing checks in the process.. I'm not optimist for this team with this exact lineup, despite ex6's gameplanning, because at some point you've got to be clicking heads.. IMO they will reach their ceiling pretty fast, and make some changes, maybe kick bodyy right after the major fail, who knows..
2018-09-11 21:43
The thing is, old g2 had no brain who knew exactly what to do, shox wasn't meant to be IGL. he couldn't create a very unique long-term playstyle and he wasn't able to hype his team in the bad moments like Ex6TenZ does.
2018-09-11 21:45
Never said ex6 was the problem, in my opinion the weak link is bodyy , the supposed 3d star that often has SmithzZ or ex6 like stats.. If they want to have any chance at tier 1 they need to have another very strong ( and preferably consistent ) fragger , imho Zywoo. They would then have the best french awper, rifler and hybrid and 3 players that can hardcarry on their own ( each a a time ). And a good chance to have 2 out of 3 "on" at the same time, and being unplayable when the 3 are...
2018-09-11 21:51
Just wait to see how bodyy will perform at this major, if he does bad i agree with you, if he plays well i don 't change my mind that he's a good addition
2018-09-11 21:53
#192
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France uNLmofo 
+1
2018-09-12 02:36
That's the way it's probably scheduled in Ocelote's agenda though, if he fails to improve and show up strong he'll be gone in weeks... Don't forget the only reason he was there in the 1st place was the major slot.. He has been consistently bad for more than a year though, so I don't expect the major to be any different but we'll see..
2018-09-12 08:21
Of course they would never be ready with bot Smithzz. Kick this bot, bring back NBKing and they will be solid team.
2018-09-11 18:51
Nice confidence lmao 0-3 here we go
2018-09-11 18:52
lol I completely forgot the French scene existed
2018-09-11 18:52
lmfao what about ur scene
2018-09-11 19:04
Triggered frenchie here have a baguette. I said that because G2 has barely played any matches and the rest of the French players are still teamless. Literally been non-existent.
2018-09-11 19:12
I love fr players but +1 lmao
2018-09-11 19:36
thanks prokda
2018-09-11 19:36
nt Nifty I'm not prodka wtf
2018-09-11 19:37
nifty wtf im australiano not americano
2018-09-11 19:39
I know that Nt kangaroo
2018-09-11 19:40
im not kangaroo wtf
2018-09-11 19:41
nt jks
2018-09-11 23:37
who tf said I was French
2018-09-11 20:40
#193
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France uNLmofo 
W8 for 3dmax to reach the top
2018-09-12 02:36
#55
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Denmark pistolen 
At least they have a team to cheer for at the major.
2018-09-11 19:07
who will lose anyway just like my country's team so it's really not that much better
2018-09-11 19:11
#74
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Denmark pistolen 
You must be joking. Ofc G2 is much better than AUS teams.
2018-09-11 19:16
doesn't matter they will still lose
2018-09-11 19:22
If u are not kangoroo u have to be prokda. Right?
2018-09-11 20:13
fuck u got me
2018-09-11 20:15
nt prokda
2018-09-11 20:37
I am prokda wtf
2018-09-11 20:39
I am professional prokda dedector
2018-09-11 20:42
sike pranked I am not prokda 200iq
2018-09-11 20:43
Oof
2018-09-11 20:43
Respect! U baited the professional prokda detector!
2018-09-11 20:44
#38
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Pakistan d33pTrouble 
0:3 confirm a guy is saying that he's not ready for the major is not a good sign tbh.. rip g2
2018-09-11 18:54
#78
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Other Iockerboy 
gambit said that last year and they ended up winning
2018-09-11 19:21
#95
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Pakistan d33pTrouble 
lol not everyone is same and not everyone is gambit, Also, What gambit now is can be seen by everyone, A pure trash !!
2018-09-11 19:40
#108
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Other Iockerboy 
how gambit is playing now is completely irrelevant to my point
2018-09-11 19:55
#111
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Pakistan d33pTrouble 
we will see if g2 is just baiting all of us by saying that we are not ready but then will be ended up giving surprise to us by winning a major
2018-09-11 19:56
not a fan, not a hater but... i hope that they will bomb out with 0:3 score and finally make normal lineup that can compete with t1 teams bcs its sad how french scene looks like nowadays...
2018-09-11 20:15
"WE AREN'T COMPLETELY READY AT THE MOMENT, BUT WE ARE GETTING THERE" yea from losing to LG to losing to windigo
2018-09-11 18:54
#119
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France Jeeb183 
I have to admit, as a G2 fan, I'm not confident after these...
2018-09-11 20:10
xD
2018-09-11 21:29
0-3
2018-09-11 18:55
NotReady,exe
2018-09-11 18:55
'we are not ready', perfect thing to say at a major
2018-09-11 18:56
well what should he say :D "yes we are ready and will smash everyone!!!11" -> 0-3 would be way worse
2018-09-11 19:01
true, but confidence is key sometimes haha
2018-09-11 19:02
So is not putting too much pressure on yourself
2018-09-11 20:31
What is said and how you feel about that, is different from person to person.
2018-09-11 20:36
Which is why your "confidence is key" point is irrelevant when applied to smitthz
2018-09-11 20:40
if you quote me, then it makes more sense to quote the whole phrase, otherwise you totally change the meaning. 'confidence is key SOMETIMES'
2018-09-11 20:46
The sometimes is why it becomes irrelevant. You dont know if that's the case for smitthz and by his words it's likely that he'd rather play it safe and not put pressure on himself rather than "be confident"
2018-09-11 20:53
isnt it more pressure to know, that you aren't ready but a major is going to be played tomorrow? idk about smithz, idk about you or about anyone, but if you say, that not saying 'we dont feel ready' is a relief of pressure, then its kinda a paradox, since not being ready is the most pressure giving thing in such a situation, isnt it?
2018-09-11 20:57
Uhm no? Saying you're 100% ready and being expected to play at 100% when you're are 60-65% in reality is much more pressure.
2018-09-11 21:04
'Uhm no?', well, just means that it is like that for you. for me, its exactly like I said at #142, which brings us back to 'What is said and how you feel about that, is different from person to person.' Maybe smithz is like me there, maybe he is like you. We can't know, so dont be so sure about things you cant tell for sure aswell, thx
2018-09-11 21:11
We can be sure because he said which one he is by saying they are not 100% ready. That's why your original comment was irrelevant.
2018-09-11 21:13
Wait what? are you baiting or stupid?
2018-09-11 22:01
Lmao guess you dont understand English. He literally said how he felt that they are only 65% ready. Yet you're claiming he could feel that "confidence is key" which he obviously doesnt because he said that they arent 100% ready.
2018-09-11 22:56
didnt even read the article
2018-09-12 13:52
Obviously you didnt
2018-09-12 15:14
thats what I just said. Lmao guess you dont understand English.
2018-09-12 15:14
No you said an incomplete sentence without a subject. Nt tho.
2018-09-12 15:16
Lmao guess you dont understand English.
2018-09-12 15:18
The correct sentence would have been "I didnt even read the article" you need to specify the subject. You could have been talking about me.
2018-09-12 15:20
Lmao guess you dont understand English.
2018-09-12 15:24
I told you what the correct sentence was. If you cant comprehend that then you dont understand English
2018-09-12 16:18
Are these the first few days for you on HLTV?
2018-09-12 16:53
Nope thanks for asking though. Wouldnt it be more embarrassing if it was considering I called you out when you hadn't even read the article?
2018-09-12 18:09
#254
shox | 
France Kabby 
are you guys really arguing over an "I" ? lol
2018-09-12 15:48
Are you really commenting on two people arguing over an I?
2018-09-12 16:18
#260
shox | 
France Kabby 
Was just passing by. I'm leaving you two alone then
2018-09-12 16:20
Eh nothing to really leave. This kids just salty because I called him out when he didnt even read the article.
2018-09-12 16:24
well, I actually dont and didnt care at all
2018-09-12 16:53
When you know that u will throw 0-3 at major and try to complain
2018-09-11 18:58
#44
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Brazil Collee 
they were not even playing anything, all the time in the world to practice
2018-09-11 18:58
0-3 confirmed
2018-09-11 19:01
#47
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Asia HLTV_BLYAT 
And I put G2 3-0 considering they had 2 months to prepare :p.
2018-09-11 19:02
well, they played against Windigo some days ago and lost 2 - 1
2018-09-11 19:03
#52
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Asia HLTV_BLYAT 
Yup saw that .
2018-09-11 19:06
doesnt look to well haha
2018-09-11 19:07
I'm not too confident they should be confident for the BO1 tbh...
2018-09-11 21:36
If KennyS wanna win anything he needs to change Roster - sorry But he is just to Good for G2.
2018-09-11 19:02
#120
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France Jeeb183 
G2 should just create an international super team keeping KennyS I feel like the great french teams won't revive...
2018-09-11 20:12
Sure, how many more months do you need guys? 3?6? XD
2018-09-11 19:09
Can someone remember a pre-event interview where French players actually say : "we are ready and confident?"
2018-09-11 19:10
Le noob
2018-09-11 19:10
#61
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Germany zeolikk 
Ez for le pro
2018-09-11 19:10
#68
ISSAA | 
Russia DAIBAEB 
ez 0 3
2018-09-11 19:13
I think I'm getting more and more consistent, every day I'm evolving, so that's the good thing, I'm better than in Cologne. He better not perform worse than in Cologne, otherwise this quote will be another fucking meme.
2018-09-11 19:14
#71
Ex6TenZ | 
Norway orcaM 
gogog2!
2018-09-11 19:15
#76
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Other Iockerboy 
excuses already
2018-09-11 19:19
INB4 G2 0-3 LULULULULLULUL
2018-09-11 19:21
#80
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
Too late buddy, the time when you'll be reday will be after getting smashed out in the group stage.
2018-09-11 19:23
i think g2 is completely ready.. to be destroyed, they have nothing, 3 bot rifflers and no team play, rip g2
2018-09-11 19:23
good interview, i miss more video interviews tough...
2018-09-11 19:25
666% ready to get rekt
2018-09-11 19:25
baguette excuses even before major started... shitzzz go home ur weak.
2018-09-11 19:27
STFU AND GO 0-3
2018-09-11 19:29
+1
2018-09-11 21:32
#86
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
g2 never ready lul
2018-09-11 19:29
why would you say that before major my friend smithzz what the fuck man
2018-09-11 19:39
#93
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CIS VeryCISGuy 
Had at least 3 month to prepare, good job
2018-09-11 19:39
#98
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Sweden Div-\ 
I'm sorry but this sounds like an excuse to me, and they didnt even start. It's like "if we bomb out that's ok". It's really not ok. And If they don't do good at this major there could be changes as well because this is a french team regardless, so they say tons of things and three months later do the exact opposite. GL nevertheless.
2018-09-11 19:41
Doubt they'll achieve anything with this lineup tbh.. bodyy isn't the 3d star they need and shox has been supbar too since his wrist surgery so..
2018-09-11 21:32
pretty low team tbh
2018-09-11 19:46
#101
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United States JustBitsy 
So what he is saying if they do not go 3-0 or 3-1 then they wont make playoffs?
2018-09-11 19:45
3 months of preparation: "we arent completly ready"
2018-09-11 19:46
#104
NiKo | 
Andorra nikolof 
D I S B A N D
2018-09-11 19:52
you'll never get there
2018-09-11 19:54
#113
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Brazil beckerzin 
3 months praticcing and no ready LOL, g2 excuses LUL
2018-09-11 19:57
#117
Faith | 
Argentina Apinaaw 
luminosity 2 years and cant qualify for major playing in NA LUL
2018-09-11 20:08
#115
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France StickyRice 
G2 only excuses, expected from them
2018-09-11 20:06
#125
.PhP | 
Czech Republic wellbi 
Ofc. they are not ready. The "full-omniscient" style of Ex6TenZ, when he has full knowledge of every aspect of the game all the time with all the moves and reactions to any situation prepared and thoroughly trained with the team is ridiculously long process. And tbh. I am quite not sure if this style is the best for the CSGO we have now, fast with a lot less meantime. Hopefully G2'll prove me wrong. Nonetheless until the first match G2 is definitely one of those teams I wouldn't bet on, even without SmitZz's input.
2018-09-11 20:21
Yeah of course they are not 100% We did see a decent amount to go by before they went into hiding.. we can make rough approximations.. playoffs would be good result . Given the mostly bo1 format and how some other teams are not overly convincing.. and how ex6 will be pretty efficient.. good amount of T side work on 2 main maps, some general competency on a few more maps.. specific prep for each team espcially the first draw.. and a general teamplay focus for having good site players synergy in pairs.. retakes on all those maps chosen gone over for most common situations.. I think its a tough fielfd and I put them in pickem to make Legends, a few big names like fnatic and NaVi worry me in BO1 and with the pool of teams that are left, draws will be vital for them and everyone right ? playing low mistake type CS will be important..G2 prep will be good,, given some teams are having real issues being consistenly good even on a few maps etc etc.. as always can only try to ajudge teams level for format map pool and if on the up or down is a factor. lot of guesswork on top without specific matchups beyond round 1.. Not a betting recommendation no :) lol
2018-09-12 05:06
#224
.PhP | 
Czech Republic wellbi 
I can see G2 to do well in BO1s as long as their opponents will not throw some curve balls at them. BO3s is where my belief in them crumbles. But yeah, can see them to acquire Legend status, but hardly can see them as championship contenders. Nonetheless, we will see.
2018-09-12 11:11
Yeah I think they will be prepped really well on 2 maps and quite well on 2 so most series will be 1 good map 1 ok map
2018-09-12 11:19
They'll for be better in monthes with Zywoo instead of Bodyy.. Seriously, how bad must their praccs have been to say such a thing in interview before the Legends's stage actually starts ? #TRUSTTHEPROCESS XD
2018-09-11 21:30
What the fuck do people expect, obviously time is needed for anywhere near 100%.. giving a team all the depth required. NOT YET 100% is pretty easy to understand even if not English speaking. Well ok I guess pros should just decline interviews or waste heap of time being super careful what they say so idiots dont make wild assumptions and then still criticize them when they were making helpful comments. Is that best ? yeah don't intweview at all, just ignore all the haters who say they should be doing better unless they win whole major already.. Just because says better later they must be doing shit ? everyone knew bodyy was just going to be placeholder because needed 3 from last major. Try to keep up. Don't epect to win major but its fair to think they have a good chance of playoffs. Lots of teams do though.. 8 from 16 will go through with lots of good teams missing out. its dumb to then call those teams all shit What next, every team who doesnt make semis must be SHIT Nah must make final or SO SHIT Nah win at least 50% of every tournament you go to or COMPLETE SHIT DISBAND You do realise for 1 team to win 15 remaining will not win.. right ? and this is how competition works.. teams can be really good and barely make quarter finals, sometimes win one.. sometimes go out in groups.. There are LOTS OF TEAMS it isnt a 10 team scene like 2014.. which only had 2-3 really good teams with any consistency.. Not rocket science.. just more than NOT100% + WILL BE BETTER = must be going shit.
2018-09-12 04:53
#226
.PhP | 
Czech Republic wellbi 
The whole logic "there must be losers for champions to win" is beyond comprehension of the most people in the community. :D
2018-09-12 12:11
lul :D i think its most people let their ego run their life, its hard not to.. so any pro looking like the didn't play perfectly in any way is LOL BOT NOOB DISBAND etc as if theyre better or some shit.. lets be real all these guys are amazing.. i can admit that the best i could ever play cs is nothing compared to a BOT pro.. love watching though I removed HR and was getting a bit worried heh.. they are very dangerous team in any matchup any map it seems.. nice try, ISSAA nuts as usual and woxic just keeps hitting those shots every round every game.. it must be frustrating to play against best major ? gotta be up there
2018-09-12 13:19
0-3 inc
2018-09-11 21:50
Nice try, HR have 2 insane players hitting insane shots and lots of you twits with your VAC shit because yes the shots are insanely good.. pushed G2 to difficult must win rounds.. G2 win the rounds.. G2 win the game.. 0-3 inc.. maybe you can try again next major
2018-09-12 13:28
gg
2018-09-12 13:33
Haha indeed, removed HR from picks and the star pair again nearly make me regret it straight away.. was good watch, good signs from both teams
2018-09-12 13:37
#166
BnTeT | 
China NA_LUL 
2 weeks: "we are new" 3 months: "we are getting to know each other" 6 months: "we are not ready yet" 2 years: "we are improving" ....
2018-09-11 21:52
June 3 months. Nice one. You can say shit like this when its been aaywhere near 2 yrs.. its been T H R E E M O N T H S get it ?. To rebuild completely with new IGL completley different style in any less than a year would be ultra impressive. It's been 3 months. Just in case you are still unable to process such a simple concept T H R E E M O N T H S
2018-09-12 13:27
That means we are going to get 0-3... Sad.
2018-09-11 21:54
#169
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India BJH 
HOW MUCH FUCKING TIME DO U NEED TO PREPARE LIKE WTF?
2018-09-11 22:00
#220
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Singapore introspect 
stfu, Faze Clan used so much money to buy players and yet they don't win shit still
2018-09-12 09:25
Even if they're not 100% ready, coming from an underdog position with a few months of preparation, and not showing any cards, I have a feeling Ex6 and the boys are going to surprise some teams. GL G2 :)
2018-09-11 23:45
Exactly. GETTING THERE he didnt say we're at 20% and going slowly ppl are making such retarded comments its amazing to me. Realistically from what we have seen and how long the preparation has been without official games.. they should be alot better than we saw last, and be confident of getting to the playoffs. I have them in pickem despite it being very tough to only ipick 8 of them.. because people won't know what to expect, what maps they have drilled strats on.. what to try and exploit in terms of weaknesses.. in BO1's !!! GL G2 and enjoy watching mate. Gonna be good games whoever wins
2018-09-12 04:29
#185
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Poland kurtzz 
hahahah white flag already wtf France? It will be hilarious to watch them 0-3. Iam sure they will be C O M P L E T E L Y ready for disband after major.
2018-09-11 23:47
still better than virtus shit , and SHITGO
2018-09-12 00:04
shox destroyed the french scene, so many potential burned by this arrogant crying diva
2018-09-12 00:03
I dont buy this. If you watch Kennys n ex6 interview they seem to be confident. Inb4 they win the major
2018-09-12 03:03
#196
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Spain JasonRacism 
This is all the plan, G2 trying to make everyone underestimate them
2018-09-12 04:39
This. Ex6 and Kennys were confident in the g2 interview
2018-09-12 06:49
#203
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Poland ReHowskyy 
Where is Kenny and ex6 interview?
2018-09-12 07:24
Search on YouTube. How hard it is to search something Haha.
2018-09-12 08:27
#208
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Poland ReHowskyy 
Im from Poland, expected from poor polack. Sorry
2018-09-12 08:29
NT poopylack
2018-09-12 08:45
#211
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Poland ReHowskyy 
thanks mr. kokot
2018-09-12 08:48
#204
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Poland ReHowskyy 
Inb4 G2 0-3 XD 1-3 max
2018-09-12 07:29
Ok
2018-09-12 10:18
they will go 1-2
2018-09-12 10:45
they will have 3 wins or 3 losses, not less
2018-09-12 13:40
fak
2018-09-12 13:41
So much time to prepare and you not ready?? Fuck this team xaxa losers honestly
2018-09-12 13:40
+1 its pathetic
2018-09-13 20:10
G2 almost at full form OMEGALUL
2018-09-13 20:23
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