dennis: "[In officials] it feels like I'm playing a game I don't know how to play"

We spoke to Dennis "dennis" Edman on the topic of NiP's showing so far in the second stage of the Major and his individual form.

With wins against NRG and HellRaisers and losses to Liquid and MIBR, NiP are at a 2-2 record, waiting for their opponent for the fifth round, which will decide where they will advance to the playoffs or get eliminated 2-3 for the second time in a row.

Despite poor individual form, dennis feels confident about the fifth round of the New Legends Stage

We sat down with dennis to get his thoughts the team's confidence on Train, which they have played four times over the course of the two stages, losing on two of those occasions in one-sided fashion to Winstrike and MIBR. Currently sitting on a 0.81 rating in the New Legends Stage, the Swede also commented on his individual form, which has been a subject of his own Tweets as of late.

Compared to the previous stage, where you had quite a rough start, you got off to a better one now. What have been the improvements from the previous stage, what's different?

Actually, as a team we play better against better opponents usually. That's pretty much what happened here, as well. When we played Liquid, there were a few mistakes, weapon switch and such things which cost us the game pretty much, but there are always going to be mistakes from the team and the other team in the game, it happens. In the game yesterday [against MIBR], we had a bad start on Train, but on Inferno we got a bit fired up. I think if we won Inferno, we would have won Mirage as well.

Talking about Train, your results on it have been quite up and down, as you beat ViCi and Vega on it but also lost to Winstrike and against MIBR here. You seem to be confident enough to pick it a lot, but the results have been shaky, what do you make of that map in your pool now?

For myself, I'm not really confident on that map, but the team is, of course. I don't know, it's hard to say if it's a good map or a bad map for us, Train is Train, it's going to be good sometimes and it's going to be bad sometimes.

From talking to Lekr0 after the Winstrike loss, he said that there were differences in the team about letting Train through in that match, so was it you who wanted to keep away from it?

Actually, because they beat fnatic pretty badly before that, I did not want to play Train. I don't know about the rest, but that was my opinion (laughs).

On Inferno against MIBR, you were in a winning position with a 14-12 lead, but they came back with four in a row, why do you think you weren't able to close that one out?

When it was 14-12, I think we were going for a house pop, a house explosion round, and we missed the timing because the flash didn't pop. We went out from apps before the flash popped, so TACO just got the first kill when he wasn't blind and then he dropped when he was blind. If that flash popped before we went out, it would have probably been a different round.

You have been commenting on your own form on Twitter, especially yesterday after the MIBR match, what do you think some of those disappointing showings are down to?

It's hard to say because when we practice at home, when we practice here, I do really well, actually. I play very well. But as soon as I get on the server, I feel not confident at all and it feels like I'm playing a game which I don't know how to play. It's all in my head pretty much and I just have to find a way to get around it. If I do that, I think we're going to do well here.

How do you look at the competition in the fifth round now that we've learned most of the teams who will play in that 2-2 pool?

We're pretty confident, still. I'm also confident even though I suck right now. I think we're going to play like Cloud9, ENCE, or some team like that...

Vitality is also a possibility...

Yeah, true, true... We feel very confident against those teams, especially f0rest and REZ, they play really well right now and they are super confident against those teams, so that makes the others also very confident. I think we have a good chance at going to the playoffs.

Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
939
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
amazing
2019-02-23 20:08
he's rite tho
2019-02-23 20:09
hope he will recover asap
2019-02-23 20:13
#26
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Austria shaakeh 
Hmmm
2019-02-23 20:14
#40
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Panama Cyain10 
Ez legends for zywootality
2019-02-23 20:24
#15
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-02-23 20:10
F5
2019-02-23 20:20
nt sk_is_overrated
2019-02-24 02:57
+1
2019-02-24 20:42
#2
suNny | 
India S1ayR 
yeah it seems like too
2019-02-23 20:08
#3
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United States Dr1GeR 
hwa
2019-02-23 20:08
-dennis after the major thanks me later
2019-02-23 20:09
#6
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United States Dr1GeR 
Thanks
2019-02-23 20:09
#16
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Sweden deadvein 
+Olofmeister
2019-02-23 20:10
#23
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Germany v0l1t 
If navi fails in the quarters -olof +s1mple nip-dennis +olof i dont think its gonna happen thought
2019-02-23 20:12
#34
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Lithuania Forcev 
+olof would make sense
2019-02-23 20:18
#107
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Other f0restGOAT16 
+1
2019-02-23 23:35
thank you for what ? telling that water is wet ?
2019-02-23 21:52
BOTALLU
2019-02-23 22:01
So after you tell me water is wet.. you tell me that we breath oxygen... im amazed, whats next
2019-02-23 22:03
#112
Aleksib | 
Norway ^FoX 
Actually water is not wet because the definition of being wet is: covered or soaked with a liquid. And that we don't breathe oxygen we breathe a mixture of alot of gasses.
2019-02-24 00:41
#142
Brollan | 
Sweden keel0 
Fml this argument is everywhere I go +1 tho
2019-02-24 16:42
#143
Aleksib | 
Norway ^FoX 
The reason it is everywhere is because its a meme for people who try to make others look stupid so we make they look stupid. Its always funny to see their reaction
2019-02-24 16:43
cya
2019-02-23 20:09
-GODSENT Dennis +Fnatic Dennis
2019-02-23 20:10
#62
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Sweden ZaraOnFire 
+1
2019-02-23 20:58
#141
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India L1nu5 
might actually work if either fnatic.dennis or G2.dennis resurges
2019-02-24 14:35
#8
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Netherlands poeya 
I are expected more from dennis
2019-02-23 20:09
Lol
2019-02-23 20:12
#90
f0rest | 
Turkey TuLPAR 
Hmm i agree
2019-02-23 21:53
#147
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Brazil h8er^_^ 
I are agree with your
2019-02-24 20:06
Hmmm
2019-02-23 20:09
Well it's time to retire then
2019-02-23 20:09
#12
Aleksib | 
Finland warp_ 
excuse 5/5
2019-02-23 20:09
#13
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Brazil jmarcelo 
retire
2019-02-23 20:09
lul
2019-02-23 20:09
#17
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Finland zntei 
bot dennis
2019-02-23 20:10
#18
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Romania SplaXie1337 
Show them who you really are, dennis! tomorrow and next weekend <3
2019-02-23 20:10
#19
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Poland Kain_aj 
GL nip
2019-02-23 20:11
#20
flusha | 
United States Venom_ 
Probably because you are xd
2019-02-23 20:11
#21
Davidp | 
Sweden meistr0 
So please retire with GTR & NIP add Hampus + Nawwk. Ty.
2019-02-23 20:11
Nawwk is garbage
2019-02-23 20:33
#51
Davidp | 
Sweden meistr0 
0/8 ROFL Worst bait EU.
2019-02-23 20:39
Unproven in anything except t4
2019-02-23 20:44
#57
Davidp | 
Sweden meistr0 
0/8. He played vs T3-T4 teams & did pretty well against some T2 teams. Where do you think players such as Draken & REZ came from? From a Swedish T3-T4 team, lol.
2019-02-23 20:45
+1
2019-02-23 21:56
#105
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Brazil SecondKS 
Rez is monster but draken is shit. But +nawwk and hampus for igl would be very good! Lekr0 free finally!
2019-02-23 23:32
+1 exactly.
2019-02-23 23:33
Draken not garbage,he just stay at t3-t4 level,but rez now shows he is on t1-t2 level. I guess nawk intresting choice cuz NiP need main awp.
2019-02-24 10:46
? I said that Draken & REZ came from Tier 3-4 teams when they joined NIP, lol Nawwk is a main AWPer and pretty good at it.
2019-02-24 11:09
I mean player from t3-t4 makes fraags,but looks like weakest,like dennis now in NIP. But if he evolution,he can be like rez now and be game changer.
2019-02-24 11:21
#54
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Finland dev2ce 
Hampus is garbage
2019-02-23 20:41
#58
Davidp | 
Sweden meistr0 
0/8. 100% the next IGL that will take over NIP or Fnatic m8.
2019-02-23 20:45
#59
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Finland dev2ce 
Who is "100%" never heard of him,
2019-02-23 20:46
#61
Davidp | 
Sweden meistr0 
???????????????????????? I said that Hampus 100% is the new IGL of NIP & Fnatic within a year.
2019-02-23 20:54
#65
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Finland dev2ce 
Reread your comment, didn't mention hampus, or "within a year"
2019-02-23 21:00
#67
Davidp | 
Sweden meistr0 
No ofc not. He COULD join right now (& should). But obv Heaton is a dumbass & keeps Washedup_Right & Dennis on the lineup instead of kicking these bots. It would be good if he joined in a year, but NIP & Fnatic needs fresh ideas on the IGL side. NIP doesnt even have a "real" IGL, lol.
2019-02-23 21:02
"But obv Heaton is a dumbass " Does he still work at nip? Thought he didn't?
2019-02-23 21:23
#91
Davidp | 
Sweden meistr0 
He is. Hes the manager/employee isch. I know that this Norwegian dude called Hicham owns NIP now tho.
2019-02-23 21:53
#83
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Sweden RjMxd 
Heaton sold his part of NIP didn't he?
2019-02-23 21:40
#92
Davidp | 
Sweden meistr0 
Yeah. But he stills works as manger/employee if i am not mistaken. Atleast he did in December. Could have quit 100% now tho.
2019-02-23 21:54
F0rest is probably going to retire first tho unfortunately.
2019-02-23 21:04
#25
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Poland freezy_csgo 
#CalculatedByDennis ??
2019-02-23 20:14
#27
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
i wish we could see fnatic.deniis form
2019-02-23 20:15
Kinguin dennis
2019-02-24 02:29
#28
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Brazil fuNNa 
hes right hes bot
2019-02-23 20:16
#29
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
loll yes thats how we see you too
2019-02-23 20:16
GOTTEM
2019-02-23 20:16
#30
REZ | 
Bangladesh fyaz1337 
Calculated by dennis
2019-02-23 20:16
ooooofffffffffff just play scrims only lol
2019-02-23 20:16
#33
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Spain JasonRacism 
Playing support is rough
2019-02-23 20:17
right
2019-02-23 20:19
Then fucking retire maybe?
2019-02-23 20:20
#37
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Denmark devnr1 
Don't be sad big boy :/
2019-02-23 20:20
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA, if you dont know what game youre playing it might be time to call it bro, why the fuck would you say something like this lmfao
2019-02-23 20:22
#41
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Libya Eruptor 
That's actually better than never ending excuses
2019-02-23 20:25
#108
BnTeT | 
Indonesia rareguy 
Read the interview, bro
2019-02-23 23:55
Prac like Camp, Play a camp like a Prac
2019-02-23 20:25
Wjeh
2019-02-23 20:27
#44
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Norway rogueplayer 
That's called performance anxiety and pressure In praccs you play better because idgaf attitude and no consequences but in officials men
2019-02-23 20:30
aka choking
2019-02-23 20:33
unluky
2019-02-23 20:35
#50
MonkEy | 
Sweden NI99ER 
you doesn't know
2019-02-23 20:37
LITERALLY BOT DENNIS
2019-02-23 20:40
feel like he's just going through the motions looking at him play. no real awareness or aim. like he's barely even there. he looks like he doesn't know how to aim anymore, like where to place his xhair. shame because dennis used to be so good and a lot of fun to watch him make plays.
2019-02-23 20:40
#74
Lekr0 | 
Peru firey_ 
maybe take a time off then comeback and change cfg and start training again.
2019-02-23 21:09
would probably do him good yes. he should do a 2 week break at least and see how he feels when he returns.
2019-02-23 21:11
IT FEELS LIKE I'M PLAYING A GAME I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PLAY
2019-02-23 20:41
#60
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Israel Xpicyy 
then just kick?
2019-02-23 20:52
well, dennis, this game is called counter strike global offensive welcome
2019-02-23 20:58
#64
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Ukraine EarthAintFlat 
at least he got balls to admit this.
2019-02-23 21:00
#70
autist | 
Spain Holiwis 
+1
2019-02-23 21:07
#71
Lekr0 | 
Peru firey_ 
+1
2019-02-23 21:08
#102
f0rest | 
Sweden Jnordz 
+100
2019-02-23 22:45
#140
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India L1nu5 
+1
2019-02-24 14:33
#66
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
u actually do
2019-02-23 21:02
#69
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Japan Ame_Aoi 
feels bad for him, we all had bad performances, hope he could recover fast.
2019-02-23 21:06
in other words completely outplayed by made in brazil
2019-02-23 21:14
#73
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Romania SkipLD 
I thought he'll retire
2019-02-23 21:09
" I'm also confident even though I suck right now." is he reading hltv? :D
2019-02-23 21:12
B E T A
2019-02-23 21:14
#101
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World breezy0 
it takes an A L P H A to admit one's own weaknesses
2019-02-23 22:22
#121
Lekr0 | 
Peru firey_ 
+1
2019-02-24 07:32
+1
2019-02-24 14:22
#139
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India L1nu5 
+1
2019-02-24 14:33
#78
Jame | 
Belarus RedScreed 
denniscsbot
2019-02-23 21:16
#80
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Norway felt 
Is he calling himself a choker? Such self awareness can only be respected. Lmao.
2019-02-23 21:28
#81
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Sweden p0shis 
I really hope you guys get qualified.
2019-02-23 21:34
with awp
2019-02-23 21:36
#84
Dosia | 
Greenland Grobiz 
IT FEELS LIKE I'M PLAYING A GAME I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PLAY
2019-02-23 21:42
I hope he just leaves for his own and NiP's sake. He's obviously not gonna improve in this lineup so just take a step down and try to re-invent yourself, unless fnatic wants to bring him back again.
2019-02-23 21:45
Definitely. Please wake up and be the real dennisthemenace!
2019-02-23 21:47
i believe in dennis
2019-02-23 21:48
Dennis "please bench me" Edman has basically just asked to be fired.
2019-02-23 22:00
#100
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World breezy0 
and why is that?
2019-02-23 22:21
If I told my employer I am doing a job I just don't know how to do, (or have the drive to better understand my failing) why would they keep me? I wouldn't keep any person with that mindset.
2019-02-24 07:30
#130
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World breezy0 
So you would rather keep a person who just pretends to understand his job even though he doesn't feel well than someone who openly admits when he's going through some hard times and needs some time and help to do certain tasks and learn different aspects of that work. Who do you think is a more trustworthy employee and more beneficial for your company in the long run?
2019-02-24 12:32
I wouldn't hire someone without relevant experience. In my line of work, If some one lied about their qualifications it would quickly become glaringly obvious. Honest hard work is a virtue seldom seen by the "younger, younger" generation. Self entitlement is rife and it is shit.
2019-02-24 13:11
#133
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World breezy0 
Yeah but you know the qualifications of your employee (dennis), he is in a slump.. you know what he's capable of, all he needs is some understanding, time and your support but you would fire him? gg
2019-02-24 13:16
If my brand depended on maintaining public exposure, by making it to finals and or actually winning a major, then yes, yes I do. A slump and categorically stating, I am a bot, are two different things. He got carried by krimz and olof in fnatic... and hasn't really shown up in the 12 months he has been a Ninja.
2019-02-24 14:31
Yeah we can tell, maybe stop grinding Apex legends and focus on your job.
2019-02-23 22:04
#98
Dev1 | 
Slovakia Trav1s 
ez for nip
2019-02-23 22:08
bring 2016 dennis back
2019-02-23 22:12
#138
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India L1nu5 
Olof, Krimz & dennis the trio literally rekt the shit outta of top teams in terms of fragging.
2019-02-24 14:32
+1
2019-02-24 17:16
#103
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Sweden Niipr0 
3-2 NiP EZY
2019-02-23 22:46
#104
FalleN | 
Brazil FerW 
Sad for Pistol God
2019-02-23 23:22
#109
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Brazil candymau 
Dennis "Excuses" Toledo
2019-02-24 00:23
#110
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World ZMDR 
how is that an excuse? look up the definition of the word
2019-02-24 00:35
#111
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Brazil candymau 
ZMDR "Can't see excuses" Toledo
2019-02-24 00:38
#129
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World ZMDR 
candymau "third world English" Toledo
2019-02-24 11:59
just quit
2019-02-24 01:55
Having said this publicly must have been a weight out of his shoulders. I bet he'll perform well next game.
2019-02-24 05:00
#119
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Brazil cadik 
dennis noob conifrmed by dennis
2019-02-24 05:56
#122
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United States stephcurry30 
Dennis: "It feels like I'm going to be replaced"
2019-02-24 07:52
Indeed. Who do you think they should be looking to acquire?
2019-02-24 09:02
#124
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United States stephcurry30 
denis
2019-02-24 09:39
Lol. Touché
2019-02-24 10:01
Probably KRIMz if the fnatic 'OG' lineup is ready to split up. Otherwise getting Xizt back and making Lekr0 a fragger again wouldn't seem like a bad idea.
2019-02-24 14:25
No excuses for the vitality match. You have to preform.
2019-02-24 12:34
#136
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India L1nu5 
All the best dennis! I hope you find your confidence in the match today.
2019-02-24 14:31
i was not aware, how sad
2019-02-24 16:45
ok bye
2019-02-24 16:45
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