fer: "We are still confident in our Dust2"

September 20th, 2018 23:13

We caught up with Fernando "fer" Alvarenga in a packed press area following MIBR's 2-0 win over compLexity to hear about the game and the upcoming semi-final.

compLexity has been one of the surprises of the tournament, but similarly to BIG, they weren't able to survive the first round of the playoffs in the Wembley SSE Arena. MIBR blitzed the North American side on Train before closing it out on Inferno in a tightly contested game.

fer is open to playing Natus Vincere on Dust2

In our chat with fer, we touched on taking down compLexity, their issues on Inferno on the series and his individual form since arriving in London.

Going into this match, you are one of the players that is confident in the way you approach the game, especially when you play against underdogs. So what was the thinking for you personally, going up against compLexity, a team you faced online in NA and obviously a big underdog?

I mean, compLexity are a good team, for sure, but we have played against them a lot of times online. But they had gone 3-0 in the group stage, so they were of course a scary team. And when you play against underdogs and if you lose the pistol and the first gun round, they have the economy and they have the confidence, it can be really dangerous for us. We managed to beat them easily on the first map, we had a pretty strong T-side on Train, we had the confidence to start on the T-side. The second map was a little bit hard because they broke our economy one time and they almost broke it two other times, but FalleN and I won a 2v5 that allowed us to come back into the game. But they are a really good team and it is always hard to play against them.

Their Inferno has been good throughout the tournament and you probably knew that you were going to play Inferno against them. But what is so good about their T side on the map? They got seven rounds and that is with losing the pistol, so it was a lot of gun rounds on that half.

As I said, they are a really good team and I think that the North American teams have more strats nowadays, they have more strictness, like European teams. There isn't a difference between NA teams and European teams, when these guys come to play their T-side it is going to be with strats, they have good team play. As CT I missed some shots that could have won some rounds for us, tarik as well, we f*cked up one or two rounds. So that was good for them. But at the end of the day, they are a good team and you can expect good strats, and when a player is confident and has his aim on point, he can win battles and rounds.

You touched on missing shots, there were some weird rounds, even towards the end of Inferno when you were against ecos you missed almost a full clip in Library. You still got two kills still and won the round, but it was uncharacteristic of you. How do you feel your form at this tournament?

Talking about individual form, I think that at the beginning of the tournament I wasn't playing that well. We aren't really trying to get a new style, but we are approaching it with some new strats, sometimes I'm doing new roles, but missing shots is always my fault. But the round you mentioned was a mess, he spotted me, he was peeking me and I kept walking, chasing him. It was really weird. But now I'm happy, I played really well today, and I'm even happier because our team is playing well. When we play our game it is easy to play. Even if we lose, playing our game is easy.

Na`Vi beat BIG so you are meeting them in the semi-final. Can you give me your thoughts on that game, especially seeing how dominant they were in that game and they looked pretty good in the group stage as well?

Against Na`Vi there is always a big fight, it is always hard to play against them. They are playing really well, they are coming here with a lot of good results, so they are confident, really confident. But we are MIBR and you can expect anything from us. We are going to put up a lot of fight against them and I hope we beat them. I think that last time around they beat us, and now it is going to be our revenge. And getting revenge at a Major would be really sweet.

From what we felt you are really confident in your Dust2, even though you lost 16-0 to Astralis, and Natus Vincere's Dust2 has been pretty poor but now they have got a win over BIG. So what do you think, is that map going to be played in the series against Na`Vi?

Yeah, it is funny because even against NiP and now against compLexity, we were talking about it, almost picking Dust2. We got 16-0'd by Astralis, but the game wasn't that hard to play. I mean, device on ramp wasn't missing a shot so it was hard to play against that, but Astralis didn't do anything really out of the norm, anything really different. They are playing the basics but they were wrecking us in terms of aim and all. The game was pretty normal to play, everything, basic setups, nothing really different. We are still confident in our Dust2, we almost picked it against NiP and now, but YNk and FalleN do the vetos and they study the opponents so they know what is better for us. If Na`Vi pick Dust2 or if it is our pick, I'm ready to play.

Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
m16r LMAO
2018-09-20 23:14
2018-09-20 23:15
2018-09-20 23:16
changed flag for?
2018-09-20 23:20
Singapore Kerk 
10000 iq pun
2018-09-21 10:22
Germany zeolikk10years 
16-0 yes
2018-09-20 23:14
2018-09-20 23:14
Oh my gosh. Mibr top 1 kreygasm
2018-09-20 23:35
wtf i are think u dreaming
2018-09-20 23:36
GOATzera (best player of all times) WalleN twofaced best AWPer and IGL stewie6k (GOD) ferGOD Top 1 Watermelonbrain tarik
2018-09-20 23:39
#29 /closed
2018-09-20 23:54
FalleN | 
Germany dzynK 
u are depressed
2018-09-21 00:38
2018-09-21 00:43
Almost first msg in all threads like someone cares your b8. Please don't kys because of be #2 post.
2018-09-21 01:00
FalleN | 
Germany dzynK 
2018-09-21 01:02
2nd post was an accident !
2018-09-21 01:05
I think you should roots for MIBR. Hate is synonymous of love (I know I'm married and hate this shit)
2018-09-21 13:35
Brazil rickySCE 
2018-09-21 15:06
+1 XD
2018-09-21 15:38
Estonia dapdroptop 
>stewie >god choose one
2018-09-21 16:51
JD | 
Poland HooDlesxd 
2018-09-20 23:14
2018-09-20 23:14
New Zealand @kekekekekeke 
2018-09-20 23:15
16-0 lol
2018-09-20 23:15
ferGOD Top 1
2018-09-20 23:39
2018-09-21 01:26
2018-09-20 23:18
2018-09-20 23:20
where oleksandr kostyliev fine ass at
2018-09-20 23:21
FerGOD, the brazilian buceteiro
2018-09-20 23:22
2018-09-20 23:22
0-16 x3
2018-09-20 23:24
f0rest | 
Sweden wick1 
but still 2 majors and faze 0 xD
2018-09-21 04:39
olof 2 majors EZ
2018-09-21 04:40
f0rest | 
Sweden wick1 
olof 2 majors but faze 0 xD
2018-09-21 17:21
well he's my favorite player so that's all that matters to me =)
2018-09-21 17:50
Brazil DomPedroll 
16-0 again
2018-09-20 23:34
2018-09-20 23:44
y 16-0 so confident
2018-09-20 23:43
because of ferMONSTER Top 1 and GOATzera
2018-09-20 23:45
nope xddddd ferbot and barely top10 coldzera
2018-09-21 19:37
Brazil BlueLighting 
I think that Astralis feel confident too HAHAHA
2018-09-20 23:50
sorry, but navi's killing trio so much stronger than ur whole team rn, fer
2018-09-20 23:50
Brazil German_rapist 
Flag checks out
2018-09-21 04:47
same for u, lol, and its fact that even only s1mple perform is enough to demolish this shadows of themselves, remnants of the past, just checkout last match-up, but theres no match honestly
2018-09-21 05:02
Brazil marcovsk 
2018-09-21 00:00
nice try fer, u want to convince others so they ban dust2 insteed of you. Kappa
2018-09-21 00:00
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
2018-09-21 00:27
2018-09-21 02:57
Argentina M4estre 
nice try tarja, floor much better. Kappa
2018-09-21 04:15
2018-09-21 11:46
Russia NOD777 
16-0 fer in babyrage LOL
2018-09-21 00:04
2018-09-21 00:05
meme posts inc
2018-09-21 00:13
"But we are MIBR and you can expect anything from us" *looks at 16-0* Yeah... Yeah, we definitely expected that.
2018-09-21 01:23
North lost 16-0; Managed to win 16-1. We're used to play Dust2 since we were kids, lad.
2018-09-21 02:56
And Na`Vi used to play dust2 long before you were born.
2018-09-21 02:59
I'm pretty sure that if NaVi pick Dust2, it will be a bloodbath.
2018-09-21 13:16
f0rest | 
Sweden wick1 
still 2 majors champions, respect
2018-09-21 04:39
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
does not matter navi will rekt yours
2018-09-21 02:00
2018-09-21 02:21
que pasa, hermano? are you really not going to support us?
2018-09-21 02:56
PERDONA MANITO. I used to be fan of them till tarik and stewie joined. they arent an upgrade for the team tbh imo. I miss taco and fnx, even felps. Not these guys from clown 9 manito. Pelo todavia amo estos brazucas que jogan muito manito, meu disculpa te quiero manito no homo. #pelemaisgrandequemaradona. #bolsonaro2018 #Gofavelabois
2018-09-21 03:56
CONMEBOL always helping argentinian teams
2018-09-21 04:39
Argentinian football > Brazil football. Im saying football in 2018 btw
2018-09-21 05:00
Yeah, Messi > all
2018-09-21 13:16
lol +1
2018-09-21 13:15
Yes, there is no difference between NA teams and EU teams Because NA teams are just EU rosters playing in NA region.
2018-09-21 02:59
I wanna see another 16-0.
2018-09-21 03:37
Brazil VeryMibrGuy 
Very original coming from you.
2018-09-21 05:04
Thanks Mr. VeryMibrGuy.
2018-09-21 06:04
ropz | 
France trgls 
2018-09-21 03:39
Brazil cadik 
2018-09-21 05:19
2018-09-21 05:57
No Taco - No Major M16BR
2018-09-21 06:38
another joke I heard after tabsen 100% win
2018-09-21 07:30
Brazil spaark1 
well, if you say so lol
2018-09-21 07:34
2018-09-21 08:35
so ez
2018-09-21 09:17
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
stop deleting 16:0 comments wtf
2018-09-21 10:34
Fake news, they will not lose 16-0 again in dust2, but they have nothing on this map
2018-09-21 10:47
The randomness is strooong with this map (spoken in Yoda voice)
2018-09-21 12:42
I dont think they can win against NaVi. Only maybe in Train. Can someone please tell me if semis are bo3 or bo5?
2018-09-21 13:53
Brazil 1DrK 
bo3 all the way inclusive finals
2018-09-21 14:08
If I'm MIBR I pick Train over Inferno. Playing Inferno against NaVi could end up quick NaVi 2-0
2018-09-21 16:24
Faroe Islands rationale 
We are not confident's in MiBR's Inferno and Dust 2 which leaves us with just Train? Not a great map pool ...
2018-09-21 19:33
well i'm fucking not
2018-09-21 19:44
2018-09-22 19:06
2018-09-22 19:07
Brazil The_Merchant 
2018-09-22 19:20
Nepal TYZ4 
2018-09-22 19:20
2018-09-22 19:21
2018-09-22 19:21
Poland mamba99999 
2018-09-22 19:37
2018-09-22 19:37
16-0 ast 16-5 navi I have to laugh
2018-09-22 19:37
Brazil Waldemar H. 
2018-09-22 19:37
United States SilveryoHD 
2018-09-22 19:38
2018-09-22 19:39
Brazil spaark1 
2018-09-22 19:42
Algeria abdodz45 
16-5 lol
2018-09-22 19:44
Ukraine niXoN|w1 
SURE YOU ARE CONFIDENT SWEETHEART! clips.twitch.tv/AbrasiveCaringShallotSha..
2018-09-22 19:47
Psy | 
India Fluxie^ 
I think we need to change the meaning of "confidence"
2018-09-22 19:48
Dev1 | 
Slovakia Trav1s 
americans are not palying very good
2018-09-23 23:04
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