BnTeT: "We need a coach that can stabilize us, help us improve mentally"
TYLOO made the quarter-finals of the $100,000 tournament in Abu Dhabi by securing two 16-14 wins in the group stage, over ECL and Grayhound, setting up a BO3 match against Sharks. The Brazilians managed to fight back a huge deficit on the first map, Cache, before eliminating TYLOO with a 16-6 on Mirage.
Our interview with BnTeT focused on his team's recent struggles, but we also talked about their overall successful 2018 and their search for a new coach.
What are your thoughts on the end of the year that you've had, I guess it's kinda unsatisfying, where are you as a team right now?
I think right now we have rollercoaster results. In Thailand (Toyota Master Bangkok), we had a chance to win the tournament, but we made a lot of mistakes in the final, and then we had a second place which was not pretty good or bad. And now in Abu Dhabi, we had our shot on Cache but we couldn't close it out, the same mistakes always happen and they made a comeback. On Mirage everyone was in bad mood because of our mistakes on Cache, which is a very common mistake in Asia I guess, we couldn't forget the first map and move on. That's why I think we need a coach that can stabilize us more, make us more professional and help us improve mentally both inside and outside of the game.
Before we go on further, even though this result isn't the best, but overall 2018 was pretty good for TyLoo, probably the best ever. You made consistently top 15 I'd say, you made the top 16 of the Major, the group stage. Are you still happy with the team overall?
Yeah, of course, we are the first Asian team to qualify to the Legends stage. I didn't see things like at this tournament where we lost and think we are bad. I saw it overall, and I think we did pretty good for Asian CS this year.
You mentioned the coach, do you have an idea who are you looking for, what kind of a guy do you want for the coach role?
We have a lot of candidates, and I can not mention them right now because it's not fixed. But, right now we have one guy that we want, and if their management and our management is ready, we will go with him to the Major.
What are you gonna be doing moving on from here, in the next year, do you have anything planned?
We are gonna take a break, and then on 9th or 10th January we will start our bootcamp in Germany for the Major. Hopefully we will have a already have a coach then and practice really hard, and have a good practice in Europe. Our goal is to qualify for the Legends stage one more time and avoid playing the Minor.