f0rest: "We showed some promise"

In our next interview from the IEM Katowice Major, we reflected on NiP's run, which came to an end in the quarter-finals at the hands of Astralis, with Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg.

The veteran commented on keeping the team's spirits high during the quarter-finals debacle on Mirage, where the Swedes ended up denying Astralis a 16-0 victory with a pistol round win in the second half.

Although the big Mirage loss stings now, during the match f0rest was keeping spirits high as NiP denied Astralis a 16-0 win

Despite that, NiP managed to stay competitive on Dust2, which is normally a map they always ban, so we also asked f0rest about how much preparation the team put in on the map ahead of the match.

The 30-year-old closed out our interview with some thoughts on his team's overall performance at the Major and improving from a group stage exit at the FACEIT Major.

Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1639
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Nice
2019-03-03 11:45
NIP 16-1 MIBR 16-0 NIP > M16R
2019-03-03 11:46
#25
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Mongolia Sythapilla 
16-2
2019-03-03 12:00
#42
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Europe chespiZ 
s1mple, iznogoud new team confirmed
2019-03-03 12:13
Still mad cuz 16-0?? 16-2>>16-0
2019-03-03 12:52
#83
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Brazil vass28 
Cry is free kid
2019-03-03 13:39
Indeed mr 16-0
2019-03-03 14:08
#102
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Sweden Rejmbow 
I can smell your tears all the way to Sweden
2019-03-03 14:49
#75
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Sweden Unluko 
+1
2019-03-03 13:22
Imagine losing to NiP with pyth OMEGALUL
2019-03-03 18:29
+1
2019-03-03 20:04
#69
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Sweden @fimpen 
Still only 2 rounds i could win 2 rounds vs astralis blindfolded, drunk, alone, camping spawn with only a usp. :D
2019-03-03 13:06
#73
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Serbia Nidzex 
*slow sarcastic clap*
2019-03-03 13:14
#90
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
+1
2019-03-03 14:01
#91
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Europe @Wonky 
They’ve won two majors...
2019-03-03 14:05
#95
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Sweden themightyone 
NIP have had 87-0 lan winstreak. Can't base current performance on old merits.
2019-03-03 14:10
#142
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Europe @Wonky 
Sure you’re right, but with same lineup you can expect a high level performance as in 2017. Furthermore now with zews all personal issues can be solved better. However nip are looking much better now but they need more players to step up their game than just only forest and Rez
2019-03-09 10:29
#141
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Europe braxtey 
WUT? LOL
2019-03-04 21:19
#74
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Sweden Unluko 
Indeed
2019-03-03 13:21
God
2019-03-03 11:45
#3
jks | 
United States Mirbo1 
Ok
2019-03-03 11:46
#4
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Denmark potatomato 
fluke
2019-03-03 11:46
#111
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United States mineturte 
-1
2019-03-03 16:03
Not really.
2019-03-03 11:47
#7
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Spain MeBeingAClown 
Ok cool
2019-03-03 11:47
#8
rain | 
Norway tias006 
God F0rest
2019-03-03 11:47
#9
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Myanmar xdcc 
- almost 16-0d - show promise Pick 1
2019-03-03 11:47
Almost wining Against Astralis, on their Dust2 is really not bad..
2019-03-03 11:48
#53
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Finland ceresje 
+1
2019-03-03 12:24
reaching top 8, 16-14 against astralis
2019-03-03 14:01
flusha to nip -dennis ez
2019-03-03 11:48
#58
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Kazakhstan dc7 
+1 +any decent swedish player -dennis in 2k19 pistol irrevelance
2019-03-03 12:33
No way this could happen.. Dennis doing good
2019-03-03 12:34
dennis is at best doing average, although he's inconsistent, his performances have been lackluster
2019-03-03 12:47
-dennis - trash_right +flusha +krimz
2019-03-03 13:22
#137
Xyp9x | 
India kaptain 
NIP are in a trap right now, Dennis would occasionally show promise, have a better game here or there, and they think he still has potential.
2019-03-04 11:43
#13
method | 
United States f0xes` 
Promise is for young talent, similar to potential. That term isn't meant for people who are nearly 30 sadly.
2019-03-03 11:49
#19
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Finland Jardeet 
dumbest thing i ever read
2019-03-03 11:54
He meant promise as a team, not himself. Go back to school man.
2019-03-03 11:55
#27
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Other khorkalba 
That 30 year old is the only one on NiP with the promise and potential to be a top 20 player this year. REZ has moments of greatness but is barely more consistent than Lekr0. Meanwhile the other veterans on the team (GTR and Dennis) can't seem to perform at a high level at all anymore. It's time for roster changes. Build a new Swedish team around f0rest, REZ, Krimz and Flusha.
2019-03-03 12:03
#135
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Switzerland Alzameister 
Not really. I would say build up nip with a core of f0rest rez and gtr. Gtr moved towards a supportive role, ofc he wont topfrag everygame, and seeing his performance at the major, it was pretty good
2019-03-04 09:31
#140
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Other khorkalba 
...pretty good? He had a 0.91 rating. Statistically, he was worse than Zeus Xyp9x meanwhile is a support player and he had a 1,29 rating.
2019-03-04 18:36
Definition of a stupid person.
2019-03-03 12:08
#64
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Iceland fatboislim 
thats bullshit
2019-03-03 12:54
There are people in pretty much every field that get their breakthrough well past the 30 mark, only exception is pretty much physically demanding sports.
2019-03-03 15:22
He is a legend.
2019-03-03 11:49
oh great, no roster changes have fun staying borderline top 10 NiP !!
2019-03-03 11:49
#32
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Sweden Trkmag 
+1 Can't understand how they are happy with this roster with no IGL, only loose strats and shit teamplay and no AWP.
2019-03-03 12:05
#130
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Algeria rahimou111 
wasted firepower because of their basic cs
2019-03-03 22:21
#131
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Sweden Trkmag 
+1
2019-03-03 23:26
#17
NiKo | 
Italy ERnappi 
Legend
2019-03-03 11:50
#18
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Europe lalt 
I was looking forward reading this interview. Apparently no :-|
2019-03-03 11:51
#20
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Other khorkalba 
Promise? This lineup will never be good enough to challenge Astralis. Sweden has the talent but it's spread across multiple teams and will never come together when players like f0rest delude themselves like this.
2019-03-03 11:54
#132
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Indonesia rareguy 
Well, it is an improvement from the last major, and skipping the last 3 years of major. They met the soon-to-be-champion winner Astralis in the quarterfinal, and with the 16-14 on the Astralis' map, they showed some promise. Well, some, not a good promise.
2019-03-03 23:55
#134
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Other khorkalba 
Despite their result technically being an improvement, NiP still seem closer to the level of the teams that could've eliminated them in the qualifier than to a team like Astralis.
2019-03-04 00:45
#21
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Sweden Plankt0N 
Fix for NIP. -Dennis +Flusha Ez win next major.
2019-03-03 11:55
forest is just the best
2019-03-03 11:57
#24
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Israel loboged 
Promise?
2019-03-03 11:57
legend
2019-03-03 12:02
What a legend
2019-03-03 12:03
#legend but nip is pretty bad
2019-03-03 12:04
f0rest could not get 16-0'd
2019-03-03 12:05
I remember one against fnatic, dust 2
2019-03-03 12:16
GOAT!!
2019-03-03 12:05
#33
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Sweden Trkmag 
flusha GeT_RiGhT f0rest draken REZ flusha IGL
2019-03-03 12:07
yikes. nip could use a real igl tho
2019-03-03 12:14
#38
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Sweden Trkmag 
tbh flusha isn't a real IGL either but he is 100% better than Lekr0. Rest of the swedish IGL's isn't too impressive either
2019-03-03 12:09
True, Lekr0 is not bad caller, i dunno if he's a real igl
2019-03-03 12:16
#50
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Sweden Trkmag 
He's not, he is really good as an individual but NiP already has players playing his role, having him REZ and f0rest in a team is too much
2019-03-03 12:19
Pronax come back?
2019-03-04 10:49
#139
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Sweden Trkmag 
Seems like he isn't the player he was 3 years ago. Would be awesome to see the two best teams in GO go at it
2019-03-04 13:54
#40
North America Slye 
>draken no
2019-03-03 12:13
#51
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Sweden Trkmag 
Check drakens stats in NiP. Either draken or nawwk but draken is more proven
2019-03-03 12:20
#70
North America Slye 
just no dude lmao if hes proven why did he get kicked by both nip and fnatic
2019-03-03 13:08
#112
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Sweden Trkmag 
hltv.org/stats/players/events/9255/drake.. Check his stats in NiP. Only two events in the red. He did everything for them, entry frags, clutching, impact kills etc. He was their best player when he was there. He only got kicked because the management somehow thought that Lekr0 is an insane talent and they removed draken citing a difference in playstyle. In fnatic he was bad though, but that whole team was iffy and it never seemed to click for anyone but KRiMZ in that lineup.
2019-03-03 16:15
Rofl draken xD
2019-03-03 13:58
#113
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Sweden Trkmag 
#112
2019-03-03 16:15
draken is BAD! On a good day he hits like 70% of his shots, on a bad day maybe 20%... He will lose 80% of duels vs teams like astralis.
2019-03-03 13:27
#114
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Sweden Trkmag 
He more than made up for the shots he missed. #112
2019-03-03 16:16
G.O.A.T <3
2019-03-03 12:08
Like 10 years before
2019-03-03 12:10
#41
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Brazil cadik 
Retire pls
2019-03-03 12:13
Why, he is one of the best of this major. He is not done yet
2019-03-03 12:17
#79
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Netherlands eoNs! 
#46
2019-03-03 13:30
naice, goat 4 sure
2019-03-03 12:14
#48
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
F0REST: "WE SHOWED SOME PROMISE" WHAT,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, You were NEAR getting eggs against astraalis, and GeT_RiGhT who was so smart in the mouth BEFORE THE GAME,,,, ,,,,, had shot 3 in the first 15 rounds ,,,,, OMG
2019-03-03 12:17
NIP=washed up team invited to all t1 events when they are t2/3
2019-03-03 12:23
#99
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China ForsakenSouls 
and this washed up team got top 8 in a major by sending Vitality home. French scene LUL ZywOo next simple OMEGALOL
2019-03-03 14:38
Why are you even talking about Zywoo? I mean, It's a fact, they are performing poorly for 2 years, still get invited and rekt in most event, you can see that get_right must stop his career, he looks like a 50y old dude
2019-03-03 15:48
Yeah, a tier2 team which ranks top 10 and constantly have decent performances in LANs since London major. Yeah they lose to liquid, Astralis, MIBR, but isn't that the reason why they rank above NIP? Now this tier 2 team is top8 in a major. Lost your mind, mate?
2019-03-03 18:27
They secured top 8 by rekting Vitality btw
2019-03-03 18:29
you can't expect to have a good team with IGL like lekro and a player like REZ, they are both unreliable
2019-03-03 12:24
#80
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Netherlands eoNs! 
Lekro was forced to take the Igl duties and he is improving. Still surely a better fragger than Gtr, whom you didn't mention(why?) Gtr and his ego makes a lot of mislays, he is the most unreliable player for NiP rn
2019-03-03 13:36
He wasn't really "forced". Im pretty sure get_right wanted the igl role too but they gave it to Lekr0.
2019-03-03 13:38
#86
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Other Phinks 
Get right didnt want it. And lekr0 offered himself up.
2019-03-03 13:52
get right is good enough for his role, lekro is average, rez is shit
2019-03-03 15:48
#55
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
GOAT F0rest
2019-03-03 12:26
Kick bot right
2019-03-03 12:27
Im sure u will beat astralis next time. f0rest The GOAT <3
2019-03-03 12:32
Nip need to do something, they need to have changes in their team, 100%.
2019-03-03 12:40
#62
KRIMZ | 
Romania moetxxx 
They cheer for 1 round like they win the major, what a shame
2019-03-03 12:51
#66
Romania jDT 
why are too serious?
2019-03-03 12:59
#87
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Russia Nikosimus 
That's why people hate Astralis, cuz they show no emotion and have no fun during the game, like robots NiP is a lot more fun to watch, for example
2019-03-03 13:56
By doing so they kept their mentality right and left the depression of first map behind, surly wouldn't get 14 on Dust2 otherwise. Use your brain please, but I really doubt whether you have it.
2019-03-03 14:47
#123
KRIMZ | 
Romania moetxxx 
astralis let them to take some rounds to fool mibr their dust2 is weak
2019-03-03 18:56
LUL. Actually retarded. Not gonna waste another word on you.
2019-03-03 18:58
#125
KRIMZ | 
Romania moetxxx 
i cannot accept a turkish call me retarded
2019-03-03 20:02
HAHAHAHA, I really don't want to waste any more time on you but it's just so funny, can't even recognize flags of countries can ya? I feel really sorry for ya, empty brain with nothing but trash inside it.
2019-03-04 00:07
#65
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China serdim 
f0rest the goat
2019-03-03 12:56
I love this guy GOAT
2019-03-03 13:02
#68
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Croatia Netkov 
15-0 ?
2019-03-03 13:03
how can u show improvement with that shame of a score HAHAHAA, gotta love these numbnuts talking bs :)) 😋😋😋
2019-03-03 13:11
-dennis +flusha -lekr0 +delpan
2019-03-03 13:12
nt delpan
2019-03-03 17:07
Against tier 5 teams yeah sure
2019-03-03 13:23
+1 LUL
2019-03-03 14:13
Appreciato my friend
2019-03-03 13:36
#84
KRIMZ | 
Romania moetxxx 
Promise you will disband fools
2019-03-03 13:48
#85
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Other Phinks 
A real Goat now with that beard
2019-03-03 13:51
ez 16-0 denied
2019-03-03 14:05
GTR had some up and downs but dennis and lekro were literally useless most of the time. It would have been another groupstage exit without the sick performances of Rez and forest .... it didnt really look like a good team performance, it was always Rez and / or forest hard carry the rest dunno :(
2019-03-03 14:09
ez4nipbrothers
2019-03-03 14:12
#100
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Pakistan perth 
No you didn't
2019-03-03 14:40
Sure you did. Top 8 already exceeded the expectation of most people.
2019-03-03 14:55
#104
Dev1 | 
Slovakia Trav1s 
yes sir
2019-03-03 14:55
Replace GTR with Olof
2019-03-03 14:56
Wtf no
2019-03-03 21:27
GOAT
2019-03-03 15:05
#110
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United States DiabIo 
retired soon ? SoBayed
2019-03-03 15:57
Big ups Forest.. Keep it going for us old timers.
2019-03-03 17:55
Revamp NIP pls Remove Pita and put GT there Remove Lekr0 and sign Krimz Sign Flusha when he is looking for opportunities +F0rest +Rez +Dennis +Krimz +Flusha
2019-03-03 18:06
#119
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
f0rest <3
2019-03-03 18:11
+1 <3
2019-03-03 21:28
n1p
2019-03-03 22:04
#138
Xyp9x | 
Netherlands arTvamp 
Nice
2019-03-04 12:55
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