Plopski: "It feels good to prove the haters wrong"

Max Melit had a quick chat with Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora after x6tence Galaxy advanced to the playoffs at DreamHack Winter to discuss the team's results in the group stage and his own performances in Jönköping.

x6tence Galaxy endured a slow start to the tournament, losing their opening match to Complexity, but still made it through the group stage after picking up 2-0 wins over LDLC and Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's side.

After the Swedes got their revenge over Complexity, we picked Plopski's brain on matters concerning the team's group stage run, their 'onliner' label and the upcoming semi-final bout against Bravado, the other team coming out of the online qualifiers.

Would you say this is the most significant result of your career so far?

I would say this is the biggest result we have got as a team. Especially for me. This is my first big LAN event and we're in the semi-finals. So it just feels amazing.

BARBARR said in an interview earlier that you have been called the biggest onliners in Europe. How does it feel to prove otherwise here?

It feels good to prove the haters wrong. Not that I care, but it's not nice reading "Oh, they are the biggest onliners" and stuff like that. It's always nice to prove them wrong.

How do BARBARR and rdl help you to be able to do that on LAN?

It's really good to have them behind my back always, they have been on big stages before, especially rdl, he has coached teams at Majors, while BARBARR has played for some top teams at big events. It's really nice for them to calm me down and tell me to not be nervous. They are always trying to help me when I fail a duel and calming me down.

A lot of people might not be familiar with your name. Given this is your breakout event, how would you introduce someone to your play style and role in the team?

I'm a young guy with a lot of aim, I play pretty aggressively, actually. I'm confident in my aim so I just take duels and I know that I can win them. I would say I open up rounds. Sometimes we are missing those aggressive plays. We have players who can bring that, and I'm one of them. Today I had some good rounds in which I played aggressively, and things worked out really well.

Did you happen to see the flick shot from nawwk on Inferno, in the pit clutch?

I was spectating it and was really nervous like, oh fu- [laughs]. I mean, 'we really need to frigging win this' [laughs again]. And I just spectated him and saw him do the flick and I just screamed "NICE!" and was really happy.

You will face Bravado in the semi-finals, something no one thought was going to happen. You both came from the qualifier slots, and one of you will make it to the finals. What do you think of the match-up and the potential grand final appearance?

It's really fun that both teams who qualified are in the semi-finals and that we are facing each other. I mean, I don't think anyone expected both of us to be in the semi-finals in the first place, so it's just nice, again, to prove everyone wrong, not many people believed in us.

Max Melit covers DreamHack Open Winter 2018 for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
562
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
nt but brollan better
2018-12-02 00:35
#5
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2018-12-02 00:35
Maybe you are just too slow? No reason to be mad :D
2018-12-02 00:36
#14
strize | 
Canada DiiSCO 
who is this person
2018-12-02 00:37
#15
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Sweden Unluko 
Im not mad, I just dont understand why he REALLY REALLY wants that 1st comment on every post.
2018-12-02 00:37
Why do you even respond to him every time? Sounds like you are just mad at him for some reason.
2018-12-02 00:39
#23
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Sweden Unluko 
Im not mad I just dont get why he wants to spread negativity.
2018-12-02 00:40
Does he? He is just using a bot to be first, who cares lmao
2018-12-02 00:45
#110
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Denmark LnDcsgo 
Why do you care mate :P
2018-12-02 11:15
#12
strize | 
Canada DiiSCO 
WHO?
2018-12-02 00:36
#19
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Sweden Unluko 
Btw stop comment useless shit on reddit ty
2018-12-02 00:37
#22
strize | 
Canada DiiSCO 
Sweden OMEGALUL
2018-12-02 00:39
#27
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Sweden Unluko 
+1 sweden lul
2018-12-02 00:40
#28
strize | 
Canada DiiSCO 
glad we agree have a nice day
2018-12-02 00:40
#47
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Sweden Unluko 
Good night
2018-12-02 01:03
#48
strize | 
Canada DiiSCO 
good night
2018-12-02 01:03
+1 this guy is retarded
2018-12-02 01:07
#50
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Sweden Unluko 
I saw some of his comments where he got 12 downvotes for copying what OP said lmao
2018-12-02 01:08
#82
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Brazil LuizMoreno 
Who?
2018-12-02 05:43
EZ
2018-12-02 00:35
haters? bro we dont evne know who the fuck are you
2018-12-02 00:45
Who?
2018-12-02 10:49
#3
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
JW hater LUL
2018-12-02 00:35
who?
2018-12-02 00:35
WHO?
2018-12-02 00:35
plop
2018-12-02 00:36
#8
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United States YANGGANG2020 
i never even heard of this guy before dh winter who tf was hating on him
2018-12-02 00:36
some kids in mm XDDDD
2018-12-02 00:53
Imagine getting your feelings hurt for being called an “onliner” and not having played a lan 😂😂😂
2018-12-02 03:52
exactly wtf
2018-12-02 01:37
+1 hahahaha
2018-12-02 15:22
got em
2018-12-02 00:36
Made 'em plop 👌_(._.)
2018-12-02 00:38
#11
kNgV- | 
Brazil codezera 
lmao
2018-12-02 00:36
What haters, nobody even knows him
2018-12-02 00:37
exactly lmao
2018-12-02 01:37
#78
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Malaysia byaIi 
sad :/
2018-12-02 04:33
#90
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
+1
2018-12-02 08:38
+1
2018-12-02 12:00
+infinite
2018-12-03 11:46
#17
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Spain G3CK0 
Plopski's father where u at?
2018-12-02 00:37
JW only hater
2018-12-02 00:37
ez 4 bravado lul
2018-12-02 00:40
#25
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Dominican Republic asdawda 
ez for plopski
2018-12-02 00:40
#26
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Bulgaria 21petar 
Cfg pls plopski
2018-12-02 00:40
Xyp9x cfg is where it's at man 👌
2018-12-02 00:45
#29
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Belgium ZxTox 
WHO
2018-12-02 00:44
haters ? lul who the fck waste time on you x6
2018-12-02 00:44
#44
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Germany Youngnibba 
More people than those who follow polish scene
2018-12-02 00:59
#92
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Spain Kyuuta 
rekt
2018-12-02 09:00
EZ4PLOPLOPLO
2018-12-04 13:42
#31
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Sweden JPKmad 
Who is ploski?
2018-12-02 00:44
#35
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
who?
2018-12-02 00:45
#36
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South Africa jacques_vw 
Nice read 👌
2018-12-02 00:47
#37
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France t3r4byt3 
you have to be relevant to have haters
2018-12-02 00:48
Already more relevant than whole fnatic lineup in 2k18 lul
2018-12-02 01:36
#71
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France t3r4byt3 
0/8
2018-12-02 02:28
#83
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Laos El_Cholo 
+1 fnatshit right now with jw are sooooooo bad. I like the other 4 tho
2018-12-02 05:50
Haters? Who is this nonamer ?
2018-12-02 00:48
#39
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United States Lucaslyoko 
They don't have fans how can they have haters??
2018-12-02 00:50
#40
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Spain sergio9766 
Lots of people saying: who? Give him time.
2018-12-02 00:52
tbh a guy with that name attracts haters like mad probably.
2018-12-02 00:53
#43
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
nt budget brollan
2018-12-02 00:54
lol title
2018-12-02 00:59
Ohh plopski is this guy?
2018-12-02 01:00
who is this no namer on a tier 7 team????
2018-12-02 01:11
#101
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Sweden meistr0 
T7? Beating coL 2-0 etc. Plopski is good, its just you that have not heard about him.
2018-12-02 10:26
#152
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
you mean beating major "legends" coL 2-0
2018-12-02 12:19
i guess you could say i never noticed their "ex6tence" xaxaxaxxaxxaxaxxaxaaxaxxaaxaxxxaxaxaxaxxaxaxaxaxaxaaxxaxaxa
2018-12-02 13:31
#159
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Sweden meistr0 
lol
2018-12-02 13:37
Best Comment EVER
2018-12-04 13:45
Plopski is a fucking god ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-12-02 01:13
Average team riding on the back of Cols serious under-performing. Col would normally would kick their ass. GL in next match-up. Credit due for getting this far.
2018-12-02 01:16
#100
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Spain dabehx 
Col is an absolute garbage team
2018-12-02 10:11
haha Movistar fan, cabron
2018-12-02 19:52
#164
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Spain dabehx 
Dephh fan lmao
2018-12-02 20:06
Yawn, what a brainfuck. The flag aint meaning anything bro. Spain is dead in CGSO.
2018-12-02 23:59
#166
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Spain dabehx 
not like UK, riders is way better than any UK team lol
2018-12-03 02:05
more like any decent run by coL have been due to them seriously overperforming. absolute shit tier team. shahzam & stan are the only okayish players and that's saying a lot
2018-12-03 12:07
What you know? You're looking at recent frag results. I watch every match up dude. You watched how much? Look back and see who carried the team, greatest ADR overall and consistent play over last season? You clearly don't understand the game. As for Sweden, X6tence rode on the back of a team that aint gelling. Then they got thrashed, by another average team that complexity beat well and truly previously. Barrbarr was talking his shit up.
2018-12-04 00:45
shah and stan do what they can, ANDROID is tier 5 NA at best, yay is overrated pugger and dephh is just a fucking dog shit of a player. coL can't do shit at LAN since the Minor/Major fluke and never will unless they kick the "retard trio" and rebuild around shah and stan. x6 is bad and this tournament will probably turn out to be a fluke as well but they're obviously better than coL. Most tier 1-4 EU teams shit on a team like coL every day of the week
2018-12-04 01:03
Have you studied the team? No. Dephh has been one of the most consistent and hard hitting players you meatball.
2018-12-04 19:56
"hard hitting" hahahaha omfg are you trolling? you've got be having a laugh rn lmao
2018-12-04 19:57
#176
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Laos El_Cholo 
yeah i guess they where really lucky beating all those noobteams in the qualifiers and in the tournament. They had the games of their lives, and the other teams werent serious or under-performing, hahahaha. What a jerk!!!
2018-12-04 13:40
#54
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Argentina epov.boris 
Que grande el Pupi Zanetti
2018-12-02 01:16
#55
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United States m1santhr0pe3 
this is a good team but still ez4ence
2018-12-02 01:18
#56
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Spain akproxx 
People saying shit about him but x6 just rekt ldlc and col in a easy 2-0 both games
2018-12-02 01:21
#59
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Europe w1ntermu7e 
Literally no one is saying shit about him
2018-12-02 01:32
#81
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Spain Silber_ 
He's known in the spanish scene and he's been talked shit a lot
2018-12-02 05:24
#58
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
brollan>plopski btw
2018-12-02 01:29
Plopski you're already better than any swedish player omg, you have earned the place in Astralis when gla1ve gets banned
2018-12-02 01:36
fAk YoU hAtErZ #dab ahAAAH
2018-12-02 01:36
#67
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Poland furleppe 
xD what haters? where?
2018-12-02 01:50
#69
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng 
how can you hate someone you don't know??
2018-12-02 01:54
hltv.org became disgusting because of morons like him.
2018-12-02 02:11
ez for the spanish prodigy
2018-12-02 02:33
#73
Xyp9x | 
Brazil Jeanzera 
Haters ? Who hates x6tence galaxy?... calm down bro
2018-12-02 02:50
#74
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Argentina Macaca_Sinica 
lol
2018-12-02 03:08
#76
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World Beard43 
Well played!
2018-12-02 03:42
What haters? I've never even heard of this player
2018-12-02 04:42
"Two months ago you didn't know my name, now you want my fame"
2018-12-02 05:02
#84
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Brazil hugoooo 
Haters? More like the huge majority of the people don't even know you, how would you have haters ffs
2018-12-02 06:38
#85
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India astaelian 
#EZ4EX6T(ENCE)?
2018-12-02 07:41
#86
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
who is this?
2018-12-02 07:55
Plopski the Plov
2018-12-02 08:01
what haters? we're just being objective
2018-12-02 08:08
#89
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Laos El_Cholo 
There will allways be haters at all tier levels. Just go and read the posts in any match and you will understand
2018-12-02 08:13
#91
dont | 
Czech Republic @me 
Who
2018-12-02 08:43
>NONAMER >HATERS PICK ONE
2018-12-02 09:01
What a stupid guy Brollan>you
2018-12-02 09:16
#105
KRIMZ | 
Romania moetxxx 
brollan good not best
2018-12-02 10:49
jw best?
2018-12-02 10:50
#162
KRIMZ | 
Romania moetxxx 
yes
2018-12-02 19:46
#95
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Argentina roulettesoad 
toxic kid
2018-12-02 09:54
#96
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Sweden wyv0 
This guy has haters?
2018-12-02 10:02
#97
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Sweden wyv0 
Nvm lmao haters all over the thread wtf
2018-12-02 10:04
#108
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Myanmar xdcc 
Because if you act cocky you will get haters. Before his and BARBARRs interviews noone cared. I personally don't but would be funny if they'd get smacked by bravado.
2018-12-02 10:50
This Ladies and Gents aged very well
2018-12-04 13:45
#180
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Myanmar xdcc 
is this sarcasm? because they did lose to bravado
2018-12-04 13:49
No ofc not you said it would be funny if they get smacked by bravado which they did so it aged very well.
2018-12-04 13:52
Hater ? LOL bro... before your igl mate that stupid interview we didn´t even know u existed xD
2018-12-02 10:05
#104
KRIMZ | 
Romania moetxxx 
+1
2018-12-02 10:49
+1
2018-12-03 11:44
sergej > brollan > any other youngster > him
2018-12-02 10:06
#102
KRIMZ | 
Romania moetxxx 
who?
2018-12-02 10:48
#103
KRIMZ | 
Romania moetxxx 
damn so funny, i am sure this guy is browsing hltv forums and read all coments
2018-12-02 10:48
lmao this is so funny
2018-12-02 11:08
Prove the haters wrong? Who the fook is that guy?
2018-12-02 11:15
#112
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Denmark LnDcsgo 
All the haters must come from the mirror, since no1 knows him.
2018-12-02 11:17
Now they truly have haters
2018-12-02 11:20
#114
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Kazakhstan Zhas1k 
16-2
2018-12-02 11:22
#115
allu | 
Germany codeX29 
"I'm confident in my aim" fucking hell, someone give this 16 year old a spanking so he knows whats up, try it against top teams you brat
2018-12-02 11:28
#119
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
toxic botgerman with shit aim detected germany = talentless noscene
2018-12-02 12:00
are you seriously retarded? confidence in your aim =/= claiming you can out-aim tier 1 teams. any player of any tier could and should have confidence in their aim
2018-12-03 12:02
#116
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Finland terquie 
XD
2018-12-02 11:58
#117
arT | 
Lithuania SiK_ 
I mean... meh whatever
2018-12-02 12:00
#120
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Russia Ou7bReaK 
sup now?
2018-12-02 12:02
WOoooooooooooooooooo
2018-12-03 11:56
#121
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Sweden Slappy :) 
haha. They marketing is on point atleast. nobody knew who these guys was before. Barbarr 200iq.
2018-12-02 12:02
PROVE WHAT AHAHAHAHAH
2018-12-02 12:03
#123
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Norway BigCannon 
haters? to get haters first of all you need to be considered as pro player lol
2018-12-02 12:05
A little bit rushed dude.
2018-12-02 12:06
Rip
2018-12-02 12:15
That interview did not age well...
2018-12-02 12:28
#157
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Russia og_loc 
hahahahahaha
2018-12-02 13:24
probs this is a new big team
2018-12-02 12:42
Plopski >>>>>> whole fnatic roster
2018-12-02 13:13
#156
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Russia og_loc 
South Africa> Plopski lol
2018-12-02 13:24
Ez killed off by Bravado. If complexity was on form, both these teams dead. Enjoy your win dude against the legends. Wont happen again. Baaa baarrr
2018-12-02 19:40
Who? (Seriously)
2018-12-03 11:43
#170
shox | 
Norway fen0m 
ez for walter jr
2018-12-03 11:52
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