Brollan: "twist took the AWP role as T"
Despite a poor start to their match against NiP, in which fnatic couldn't convert an 11-4 lead on Overpass, Brollan's side came out victorious after two more nail-biting maps, besting their domestic rivals on Cache in overtime and 16-14 on Mirage.
After the close series, we caught up with the 16-year-old to look back at his team's exit at WESG, where the team lost to AGO in the semi-finals, and ask about the Swedish derby.
Let's go back to WESG, where you went out in fourth place after a loss to AGO. What went wrong there?
At WESG we didn't play good CS overall. Mentality-wise we didn't play well enough and we kind of got tilted after that AGO game where we got 16-0d, so I think our mentality after that third-place decider did not go well either. I think that's purely mentality.
People almost made excuses for you that there were some issues with monitors on that first map, did that play a factor in the game or in the mentality?
I don't think we can blame that, to be honest. I think the monitors were kind of good, I think they had better ones, but still, I can't just blame that because we really played really bad CS and we weren't excited, and if we're not excited then we sometimes don't play well. After that 16-0 game on Inferno, we started to play more excited, we were hyped and we were screaming after every round.
To go out earlier than expected, especially after the way the Major ended for you, was it a big blow to your confidence?
I think I kind of had pressure on myself when I played at WESG and the Major, but now I feel very confident, I don't think about the pressure too much. I'm just feeling confident, we are a little bit like underdogs now, so it feels amazing to be underdogs.
We are disappointed, of course, but we made some changes about twist AWPing and JW AWPing and it's working better. After WESG, the other guys were kind of disappointed and we started to practice again, we practiced for two or three days before this event and it went very well.
Can you elaborate on the change between JW and twist? What changed exactly?
twist took the AWP role as T.
Going into today and your match against NiP - it was as close as it can get and it didn't go very well on Overpass, where you dropped a hefty lead. What happened?
When we went into the match, we thought they would pick Nuke, but they picked Overpass. I think we still feel pretty confident on that map, but they did a great comeback and they didn't play that well as T, they won a crucial round, like a 2v4 or something, so if we won that round we should have won the match.
You mentioned you are now a bit of an underdog after some of the recent results, so what would you consider a good result here?
I don't know that, I think we need to take it step by step, I don't want to set any big goal at the moment.