blameF: "Need to find out how I can have more impact in rounds"

HLTV.org caught up with Benjamin "blameF" Bremer after Heroic's victory against Natus Vincere to discuss his first weeks with the team.

In the opening match of ICE Challenge, Heroic were able to beat Natus Vincere by a 2-1 scoreline, upsetting the tournament favourites in their first LAN match of the year. The Danish team secured a spot in the upper bracket final, in which they will face fellow Danes North for a spot in the grand final.

blameF aims to produce more impact for Heroic

Following their triumph, we spoke to the 21-year-old to discuss the significance of the roster securing an opening victory on their LAN debut, the effect of successful clutches on his confidence and takeaways from past teams that made him a solid fit for Heroic's roster.

How does it feel to come out with a victory in your first LAN match with Heroic?

This is my first international event against really big teams, in my opinion, so of course it's a really great experience being here. I'm really honoured to have received this opportunity that Heroic has given me.

To have played Na'Vi in the first match was hard - seeing that you're going up against such strong opponents. In the end we managed to get out fine, so I'm happy with the result.

Na'Vi are currently ranked third in the world - does this add any significance to your victory against them?

We know that we are a really strong team. We have already struggled in some officials, so we know we have a lot to work on. We are still trying to find our own way of playing and the way we would like to approach the game. The team is really open-minded, they are not closed in on the way they used to play. Our map pool is not that strong, so that makes me even happier about the result. I also feel like we won a lot of crucial rounds and that we had some really good starts on both maps, which allowed us to land a victory.

Obviously Na'Vi are a good team, and if we meet them later in the tournament we will still have to be extra-prepared. They are a really good team and I have a lot of respect for them.

After your match loss against Furia in the WePlay! Lock and Load online event you posted a tweet in which you self-reflected and admitted that the performance had not been up to par. Earlier today, we saw you land some crucial clutches for your teams, contributing to the subsequent win. Do you feel these clutches boosted your confidence?

My personal opinion about my performance today is that I had many good rounds but I also had a lot of rounds where I didn't even show up. Of course, the pistol rounds in which I killed three guys, even on Nuke, my worst map, gave a huge confidence boost, but, in general, I didn't play well enough today. I need to go home, watch my demos and find out how I can have more impact in rounds. Luckily for me, I have a team that supports me, so hopefully I'll be able to do that.

Let's talk about your past - you were previously part of Great Danes, then you transferred to Epsilon, and subsequently joined Heroic. What did you take away from your previous teams that allowed you to settle in with Heroic?

I feel like I'm a player who is good at taking initiative, a player who knows what he likes to do. I'm not a leader, I don't like to be calling the shots, but I have a lot of ideas and I know how to give my teammates good input mid-game. I feel like that's something Heroic needed, and that's the reason I feel I'm a good match.

Obviously I'm known from my past teams for my fragging and my ratings, so I'm sure that has something to do with me getting on Heroic. I think it's a great match because they have such great and experienced players but maybe lacked a little bit of firepower. Hopefully, when I find myself and my confidence in this team, I will be able to give them that.

You mentioned the team had players with a lot of experience. Do you feel like you've learned a lot from your teammates since joining?

I always put in a lot of hours into the game myself. I've been an in-game leader on most of my teams in my career, so I feel like I have a good understanding of the game myself.

One thing that I learned and greatly contributed to my knowledge was the team's ability to react mid-round. I have never played with teammates who take so much initiative and who react to everything that happens, and that is what I have learned the most in the time we've spent together. It makes it so much easier when everyone on the map is taking initiative - pushing in when we are at disadvantages, etc. That is the biggest thing that I feel I've learned so far.

es3tag sacrificed positions to accommodate for newcomer blameF

When you arrived in Heroic, you replaced MODDII in the starting lineup. Do you feel like you've been assigned the role that he used to fulfil, or did the roster have to work around in order to allow you to play a role you're comfortable with?

The team has been awesome in giving me the best chances to perform. I've been given almost every spot I wanted on all maps, even though we have not been through all of the maps yet. Patrick (es3tag), in particular, as he was the one playing my positions - he has been giving me all of the positions, which I am thankful for. It has definitely helped me feel more comfortable.

I still need to feel more comfortable in the team, and I still need to improve. I'm not playing well enough right now, but the team has given me every opportunity to play as I usually do. It should be just a matter of time - when we will have played enough together, I should be back in form.

Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
335
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
#1
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United States Comethazine 
agreed!
2019-02-05 23:40
#6
China o_O 
Would be epic
2019-02-05 23:41
#13
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Switzerland meme_jesus 
Join the server maybe?
2019-02-05 23:44
Expected
2019-02-06 00:07
#2
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United States keebler 
Nice
2019-02-05 23:40
an honest hard working bloke. Hope you have a very successful career blame!
2019-02-05 23:41
Nice respect mr woman respecter
2019-02-06 00:59
#34
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Korea ItsMeNow19 
Mr?
2019-02-06 01:20
#36
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Portugal reNyX 
Yeah he is a guy who respects hltv womans
2019-02-06 02:42
#40
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Finland M0nzaa 
2019 cant go around assuming genders u troglodyte :()
2019-02-06 03:46
Oh, I am really sorry. It was not my intention. I would like you to know that I really appreciate and I am really proud of your correction.
2019-02-06 13:29
this guy will beat you up in the game and IRL.
2019-02-05 23:42
#55
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Sweden Zaser5 
Yea
2019-02-06 11:05
#9
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
gl man going up :)
2019-02-05 23:42
get gud
2019-02-05 23:42
He misspelled natus s1mplere is a good team
2019-02-05 23:42
#12
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United States DervGuy 
Does hltv always use the same picture for this guy lmao
2019-02-05 23:42
Because its like his only official HLTV picture
2019-02-06 02:49
name and flair checks out
2019-02-13 01:54
tak bror
2019-02-13 12:23
#14
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Brazil lul321 
es3tag is such a nice guy
2019-02-05 23:44
yeah he what he did for blamef was pretty cool.
2019-02-06 00:00
didnt read it sorry what he did for blame
2019-02-06 12:50
i want to see blamef smash the table
2019-02-05 23:44
If he would throw another player across the stage too, then that'd be neat.
2019-02-05 23:55
valve should honestly give him 125 hp in game
2019-02-06 00:22
xD
2019-02-06 01:06
And KennyS should only start with 75hp
2019-02-06 03:45
#56
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Sweden Zaser5 
+1 haha
2019-02-06 11:06
s1mple too xD
2019-02-13 01:55
hahaha
2019-02-06 12:50
make kills ez
2019-02-05 23:45
#17
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United States WumboCumbo 
Good
2019-02-05 23:50
#23
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Myanmar xdcc 
BaitF
2019-02-06 00:12
by changing your name, cuck.
2019-02-06 00:44
#27
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Europe LowAlching 
who?
2019-02-06 00:53
good guy es3tag
2019-02-06 01:08
I blameF u. Xaxaxaxa so funny!
2019-02-06 01:11
Good luck blamef I think this heroic team had the perfect structure to develop new players
2019-02-06 03:14
ratieg1.22?? next star player
2019-02-06 04:46
He had 1.36 or what it was before, he had higher 2.0 rating Tham s1mple
2019-02-06 07:55
yea vs tier 5 times comeon dude be real, and less 10000 maps
2019-02-06 12:50
#42
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Brazil SecondKS 
BlameF, pashabiceps, rpk, freakazoid, fnx. The tank's line
2019-02-06 05:24
#44
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Russia fnyke 
fnx looks like a worm compared to these tanks but OK kkkkkkkkk
2019-02-06 06:12
why did you add 1.70 fnx to these guys? xD
2019-02-06 08:44
#70
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Brazil SecondKS 
talk to me a tank player for replace fnx.
2019-02-07 19:14
cooper
2019-02-13 01:56
#74
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Brazil SecondKS 
oh great!
2019-02-13 03:30
or cajunb
2019-02-13 16:29
#77
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Brazil SecondKS 
Cajunb? Kkkkkkkk fnx > cajunb
2019-02-13 18:41
he isn't as big anymore but in dignitas he was pretty big compared to fnx
2019-02-13 18:42
#79
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Brazil SecondKS 
But i'm talking today, and fnx is going to gym every hour
2019-02-13 19:13
#65
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Spain LilWayne 
xD
2019-02-06 15:21
blameF is a beast, hopefully he makes it to the top.
2019-02-06 05:34
#46
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Finland Olter 
Kill enemy
2019-02-06 08:41
toggle cheats
2019-02-06 08:58
#49
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Turkey tastemycobra 
BlameF: “Need to git gud”
2019-02-06 09:27
Perhaps doing some scary faces during the game? I mean, he’s scary as fuck
2019-02-06 09:37
#51
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Other TapioKuusela 
Why this guy wasnt called to be making top20 this year, at least instead of refrezh?
2019-02-06 09:50
#54
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Sweden meistr0 
lol. Because he wasnt signed to Heroic at the time when pros got the question.
2019-02-06 10:18
#63
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Other TapioKuusela 
Might be partially true, yet he seems to be a step closer to that level
2019-02-06 13:43
ggwp !! 2019 will be epic =))
2019-02-06 09:53
Very honest player, with potencial. Go far this year. gl
2019-02-06 12:19
es3tag this guy is firstly great player, aimer, everything and at last place (first) great guy!!!!
2019-02-06 12:54
more aim botz XDD
2019-02-06 15:36
more aimbot*
2019-02-06 17:43
#67
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Denmark Mutsgah 
Es3tag!
2019-02-06 17:42
#69
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Spain LilWayne 
great guy
2019-02-07 15:40
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