kakafu: "We're figuring out if XANTARES should take German lessons instead of English"

BIG's coach, Alexander "kakafu" Szymanczyk, gave his thoughts on the ongoing issues in his team in our next interview from StarSeries.

While BIG are competing at StarSeries and are currently sitting at a 1-2 record following losses to Vitality and Natus Vincere and a win over paiN, the Austrian coach discussed a variety of topics surrounding the issues within his lineup.

kakafu openly talked about BIG's struggles with their new lineup

Those include attempts to fill Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz's old role and ongoing communication problems with the latest addition, Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş, with whom BIG have so far been unable to find success after three tournaments attended, including a quick Major run that saw the German side fall to the Minor system.

At the Major it looked like you were still undecided about certain playstyle issues, such as how to fit in XANTARES. Has there been any progress in that in the last month or so since then?

We didn't have that much progress. We need to work way harder, I guess. We had this issue and before we came to Starladder we weren't sure if XANTARES would get his visa. While we were practicing, we kind of had it in the back of our heads that we would probably have to go with a stand-in and that we would reset our minds after Shanghai. But then one day before traveling here he got his visa. Of course, we practiced with him, but two days before we came here we practiced with another German player whom we wanted to bring here. So then we practiced one more day with XANTARES and we came here.

System-wise we overall have a little bit of a problem since tabseN was kind of our guy who made the room with his AK, he was one of our smarter players who went forward. Now he got an AWP and XANTARES should have taken his role, but since his English is still not good he has a hard time understanding very spontaneous calls, if you call fast. Now we have a hard time getting room with tabseN being in the back line.

Filling tabseN's old role has proven problematic

The Major itself... Many people said that the Mirage picks were something that was going wrong, but people didn't know that while we were practicing at our bootcamp, we beat basically every good Mirage team there was. We beat MIBR, we beat FaZe, so we were pretty confident in winning the map. But, in the end, after we watched our demos we saw that, still, the experience playing the map in a high-pressure game wasn't there. That shook us. And, of course, the ENCE game, where we actually should have won easily, we crushed them on Dust2, we were crushing them on Train and then we lose a 2v5. And me not being behind the team was also a huge factor. gob already said it in the interview that he did, just someone being there and helping, maybe saying one word that somehow resets the team would have changed the whole outcome.

Playstyle-wise we didn't figure it out yet, we might have to make more adjustments and we just try to see how it goes here and for Pro League we will have way better stuff.

gob b was also somewhat unsure if tabseN should play more of the AWP or less of it, how to balance it out, has there at least been any more discussion around that?

Right now, as you can see in our matches, tabseN is our full AWP. We had the idea to give gob the AWP fully, but then he tried it a little bit and said 'no, I'm not sure if I can hit my shots and if I can still support as well,' so we gave tabseN the whole AWP stuff. And he's AWPing fully now, as CT and also as T, and we are probably going to keep it because we won't bring in an AWP player. So he will be our AWP guy, it's just a matter of who takes his role and who can fulfill his role, who makes us room with a rifle. This is what we figured out, that he will keep the AWP.

But does that mean you could be giving it to someone else than XANTARES, like nex?

It's hard to give it to nex, everybody knows nex is more like a passive player. We tried it a lot that he's transforming into an all-around player like tabseN, but it's still hard for him. It's either tiziaN or XANTARES just steps up way more, being much smarter and not only the fragger. tizi is a very smart player, we can trust him fully even though sometimes his aim isn't on point, but he can be really good. He understands our philosophy, he understands what gob needs from him, and now we're figuring out if he takes this part and XANTARES gets maybe a more lurkish part, but we will see.

Communication was also something that you touched on. In general, how does it work with XANTARES, does he go through gob b a lot?

If we are discussing a map or a strat, we always talk English and we ask him if he understands what we just said. Most of the time he says either yes or no and if he didn't understand a strat or what we wanted to tell him, he asks gob who then translates it in Turkish. It's already planned that he gets English lessons, we're just figuring out if he starts German lessons instead of English lessons so that we build for the future. Then we could say maybe in three, four, five months, he would be on a level where he can talk German CS, just callouts, say basic things so that we can build on it.

XANTARES' communication is an ongoing issue

He's a high-skill player, really high-skill, he tries to implement himself, smooya said it from time to time, sometimes we fall into speaking German and that was always kind of a problem, but he says 'guys, speak English, I want to understand.' That shows us that he wants to get into the group and that's very good of him. Now we're figuring out if he should start learning German and build it up long-term, or we give him an English teacher and we try to go with English. That's what we're trying to figure out right now.

You don't really seem to have a good home map at this point, with Dust2 that used to be one of your best maps now being shaky, you lost it here to both Vitality and Na`Vi. Why do you think that is?

If people watch our matches, we are basically very bad on every map, so... This is what I was worried about after the Major loss, I was worried that we would get the losing mentality, I would say, where we're scared that something like the Major happens to us again. We were really well prepared, we were really confident, in practice basically only Liquid and Astralis could beat us, but everyone else was really even, everything was fine. Now we lost and now we got shook. And I was scared that we will carry that thought that we can lose even when we feel prepared. I think we need a bit of time to recover, we need better official matchups, to win, to get that confidence back.

But right now, basically every map is kind of shaky even though we really feel confident on Dust2. The Na`Vi game, as T side we played really well, gob b was calling really well, but nothing worked for us on CT side. Since we brought Mirage into our map pool, we feel confident, we just need to step up on Nuke again. If we fit our system how we want to play, we will have all maps, and we have never had all maps in our map pool. We always had Mirage banned, Nuke was always in there because we are pretty good in antistratting and Nuke is basically always the same. We could have always prepared really well on Nuke. We just figured out the system and if the system works, we can work on our map pool.

So it's more of a global issue rather than map to map.

Yeah, right now it's global, yeah.

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
972
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1237
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Austria Alexander 'kakafu' Szymanczyk
Alexander 'kakafu' Szymanczyk
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
FIRST
2019-04-01 19:36
Nt
2019-04-01 19:37
#15
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CIS va6ik9 
Lmao no
2019-04-01 19:37
#318
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China teguP 
no u
2019-04-02 04:51
you've become what you seeked to destroy
2019-04-01 19:51
Ahh. The Negotiator
2019-04-01 20:30
Is he a tard? How can communicating be a problem for a 23 years old?
2019-04-02 01:56
#314
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Canada Matomoto 
It's a problem because he doesn't speak english...
2019-04-02 04:00
He PrequelMemed and i did the same
2019-04-02 09:32
F6
2019-04-01 20:01
Kaka who?
2019-04-01 19:36
Overrated by turks
2019-04-01 19:37
Actually true
2019-04-02 05:55
#331
HEN1 | 
Palestine S1rEz10 
agreed
2019-04-02 08:05
Not overrated. He has the ability and potential for CS. Everyone knows that already. The problem is that he didn't care his personal evolution before like foreign language etc. These kind of obstacles are blocking him to focus game. Also, those obstacles damage his self-confidence in game. He needs to focus for these problems .
2019-04-02 23:15
#5
NiKo | 
Australia nikofan 
xaxaxa
2019-04-01 19:36
#6
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India Tritium 
Lol
2019-04-01 19:36
#7
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Europe god_of_hltv 
why not learn both?
2019-04-01 19:36
Time ?
2019-04-01 19:51
Space between the word and interrogation point?
2019-04-03 03:09
yes ?
2019-04-03 15:39
german more useful tbh
2019-04-01 19:36
#131
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Finland Smoonah 
not really if he's trying to further his career in CS. There are more English speaking organizations/teams than there are any German teams worth noting.
2019-04-01 20:11
#167
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Denmark HailedBean 
+1
2019-04-01 20:31
#333
oBo | 
United States 1nsaneMe 
Ez +1 why wouldn't english be the most useful to learn. It's a fucking international language
2019-04-02 08:13
+1 When you visit 3rd world country they don't even speak english what about German lmao. Also if they kick Xan , doubt he wants to play with teams such as Sprout , expert..
2019-04-02 20:28
#338
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France Alpha7a2 
i never heard some shit like that before xD
2019-04-02 09:25
#366
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Serbia clarionGod! 
+1
2019-04-03 01:33
#381
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Germany Bestgerman69 
The thing is, he is already improving his English by just talking with the team and visiting events etc. So why not learn a complete new language which also gives u opportunities outside of cs in Germany?
2019-04-11 12:30
#383
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Finland Smoonah 
what’s he going to do in germany correctly order Döners?
2019-04-11 19:24
lol? more useful for what?
2019-04-02 01:59
#350
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Netherlands FNeverluCky 
fascism
2019-04-02 14:23
#357
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Finland Smoonah 
for ordering a Döner
2019-04-02 18:44
Or ugly grill with moustache. Kek'd
2019-04-02 20:29
#10
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Austria Huby98 
alex der bruder <3
2019-04-01 19:37
#11
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United States YANGGANG2020 
wtf i thought he was already taking german lessons wouldnt that make sense??
2019-04-01 19:37
Not for me. If the team decides to go for top players and go international, they should understand what it takes and use English as their primary as English is the international language, not forcing a player to learn a totally strange language he's probably never heard before. Otherwise stick to German region Big.
2019-04-01 19:46
> learn a totally strange language he's probably never heard before that might be true, even tho he lives in germany
2019-04-01 19:59
XD
2019-04-01 19:37
yeah plz
2019-04-01 19:37
LMAO THAT QUOTE AHHAHAHAHAHAHH IM DEAD
2019-04-01 19:37
#17
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Netherlands Njit 
How to ruin a franchise 101
2019-04-01 19:37
#21
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Sweden device8 
oof
2019-04-01 19:38
#22
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
english lessons omegalul
2019-04-01 19:38
BIG JOKE
2019-04-01 19:38
Just dont use him as first entry tank,then hi will perform at his top without even talking eng or ger
2019-04-01 19:38
he already said that, in their system, they need someone to make room with ak and right now considering swap tizi's and xantares role and for having very good aim, its a waste to not play xantares as entry
2019-04-02 02:15
#325
chrisJ | 
Turkey OguzJ 
its a waste if he dies first like a patato
2019-04-02 06:51
gtfo
2019-04-01 19:39
i teach him for money
2019-04-01 19:39
Just flash him in site he'll do the rest...
2019-04-01 19:40
OMEGALUL
2019-04-01 19:40
#34
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
Nice almost German already.
2019-04-01 19:41
#35
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Europe TheSench 
im feeling thank you
2019-04-01 19:40
#316
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Singapore Defqon_1 
Lmao
2019-04-02 04:23
#36
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United States Bochanka 
Whoa this must be a joke.... Imagine teaching a guy English when your team speaks German in game....? Who’s the idiot running this shit XD
2019-04-01 19:41
They speak English in the game.... just like they did with Smooya. They just sometimes accidentally speak in German under high pressure situations which is causing issues
2019-04-02 02:20
If he is that brainless that he couldn learn english i doubt he will be able to learn german
2019-04-01 19:41
He needs CS:GO lessons
2019-04-01 19:42
just kick him
2019-04-01 19:42
Learning a completely unfamiliar language in short time is extremely difficult unless you are talent in language...
2019-04-01 19:45
+1 some turks who live here for 30 don't speak good german...
2019-04-01 19:43
#56
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United States Bochanka 
Then they should really start trying to learn it better... 30 years and they still can’t speak it well? My god someone help them XD
2019-04-01 19:45
but they arent lol and then they are going to blame others for not getting any chances
2019-04-01 19:46
#61
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Turkey XANTACLAUS 
most of them dont care tbh.
2019-04-01 19:46
#177
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North America xAriana 
well, I think it would be hard to care about learning a language and not being able to speak it after 30 years of taking lessons
2019-04-01 20:47
#220
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United States Bochanka 
Lol +1
2019-04-01 21:55
#233
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Turkey XANTACLAUS 
heres the problem,most of them dont take any lesson thats why i can say that they dont care.
2019-04-01 22:13
He only needs to learn calloutsand strat related sentences to an extent
2019-04-01 19:51
Oh fxxk this will never ever work. Trust me, we Chinese players know it well.
2019-04-01 20:00
and after hearing XANTARES speak English I can safely assume that he is not talented in language lmfao
2019-04-01 19:51
ich fühlen danke?
2019-04-01 19:43
I feel thanks?
2019-04-02 00:46
Hartz4 und die Welt gehört dir
2019-04-01 19:43
I am feeling danke
2019-04-01 19:43
#51
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Germany GoBIG0rGoHome 
And he's AWPing fully now, as CT and also as T, and we are probably going to keep it because we won't bring in an AWP player. i gonna fuck my life
2019-04-01 19:44
+1 They are completely wasting tabsens potential
2019-04-01 19:47
#267
woxic | 
Turkey Krytis 
+1 That is the main problem and they are keeping it
2019-04-01 23:58
#52
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
tl:dr we have no clue what to do
2019-04-01 19:44
#53
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Turkey Thunderball 
German harder than english to learn nice logic lul
2019-04-01 19:44
+1 if hasn't been able to learn English in 23 years, how fast do they expect him to learn German lmao
2019-04-01 19:47
#75
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Turkey Thunderball 
i havent forget canceric "der die das" concept on german :D big took awp from smooya now this retarded org
2019-04-01 19:49
No one cares If you are a foreigner and dont know If it is der, die or das. :)
2019-04-02 00:47
Like seriously why would you even put it randomly? Just make a fucking system of it. Its hard to remember what is das what is der
2019-04-02 01:32
It has a system, kinda. It's about the sounding of the word.
2019-04-02 01:34
German is hard as fuck
2019-04-04 04:06
German?? So selfish from Big..his career seems already in danger because there is lack of success since he joined and learning German instead of English wont help this guy in his future after Big
2019-04-01 19:44
#128
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World breezy0 
It's stupid, if they feel more comfortable when using German language ingame they should have gone for a German player instead. It's not like there is no talent on the German market.. faven, syrsoN, slaxz, ayken, mirbit
2019-04-01 20:09
Yes definitely they should had full German roster if they were longing for this but I think they just went for him for the hype without considering cons
2019-04-01 20:38
#170
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Canada Gumpypoo 
U forget king keev
2019-04-01 20:39
kakafu
2019-04-01 19:45
imagine being a 23-year old born and raised in Europe, in 2019, and not knowing how to speak English. Do they not have schools in Erdoganistan or is XANTARES just extra dumb?
2019-04-01 19:46
#65
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Turkey XANTACLAUS 
our language education sucks
2019-04-01 19:51
dude what?
2019-04-01 19:48
#85
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Turkey XANTACLAUS 
i forgot a letter and see what happened
2019-04-01 19:51
Well that makes a big difference
2019-04-01 19:52
#92
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Turkey XANTACLAUS 
fat fingers.
2019-04-01 19:53
He meant "our" i believe :D
2019-04-01 19:54
#106
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Turkey Lennon1923 
because he think he dont need to learn english before
2019-04-01 19:56
Other countries require English...
2019-04-01 20:00
#368
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Turkey Lennon1923 
yes he think like u now xd
2019-04-03 14:21
>Turkey >Part of europe I guess you're only allowed to pick one
2019-04-01 22:07
Xantares macedonian’ mah freundo Edit:But that has nothing to do with the topic you guys are talking,my brain is not working well rn
2019-04-02 01:36
The East Thrace region of Turkey is in Europe. It holds about 14% of Turkey's population. Depends where exactly XANTARES is from, really, but the language education is probably as shit across the country.
2019-04-02 19:10
szymanczyk looks like polish surname? he doesn't look like a polish ?
2019-04-01 19:51
#94
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Iceland Arag0rn 
polish immigrant in austria
2019-04-01 19:53
hmm
2019-04-01 19:57
#69
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Europe RJM 
Yeah or how about they learn turkish? Fucking racists.
2019-04-01 19:48
Omg...This is the most logical comment ı have ever seen.
2019-04-01 20:59
Fucking racists islamophobes man!
2019-04-02 05:37
neither will work
2019-04-01 19:48
My London is very good. I teach him England if he pay me
2019-04-01 19:48
So peinlich..
2019-04-01 19:48
#74
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Turkey Mertcursed 
Big joke lul
2019-04-01 19:48
Makes sense tbh
2019-04-01 19:49
OMEGALUL
2019-04-01 19:49
I felt how passionate is big clan. So I still believe in you guys. Do it!
2019-04-01 19:50
#79
gob b | 
Germany tombeli 
Hahhaahhahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahhahahahahhaahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahhaahahahah
2019-04-01 19:50
#84
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Czech Republic KLothbrok 
OMEGALUL XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD GOOD APRIL JOKE
2019-04-01 19:51
#87
s1mple | 
Germany NatsuS 
Why the hell you dont give NEX AWP? Why you sacrifice your playmaker? I Mean nobody would send Zidane in the defense when he can play in the offense. Such a hard fail. Also, Xantares isn't an aggressive player he sucks at it like hell. Has nothing to do with the calls. The game is every time the same. Really bullshit decisions they make and deserve every loss they get.
2019-04-01 19:57
#356
flusha | 
Vietnam ALE! 
You can be sure xantares agressive as Niko But He needs flashes from his teammates to work it like 3 kills But if you watch demos they're not doing the way that xantares wanted
2019-04-02 17:03
make tabsen rifler again ffs
2019-04-01 19:52
kakafu 😎😎😎
2019-04-01 19:53
he speaks neither german nor english and he still plays for BIG? wtf
2019-04-01 19:54
Gob b is speaking turkish
2019-04-01 19:56
#113
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Turkey Lennon1923 
only gob b
2019-04-01 19:58
Right. But the rest of the team doesn't speak Turkish. With smooya they all spoke English so that worked out. Is English as a foreign language mandatory in schools in Turkey? Or are there other languages that kids are taught before English? How come he doesn't know English already?
2019-04-01 20:05
Turkish education system is just shit. you start learning English when you are 12, but after 6-7 years you still doesnt know how to speak english properly
2019-04-01 20:49
#373
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Netherlands xEKOy 
it shows by your level of english in your comment :))
2019-04-07 00:57
I didnt say my english is good, just wanted to give information about that. Whats your point?
2019-04-07 01:55
''it is shown'' maybe? not sure
2019-04-11 22:57
#192
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North America xAriana 
if you don't care enough about learning a language and the school system sucks (which I believe might be an option considering we're talking about Turkey here) all you know by the time you reach adulthood is how to introduce yourself Source: am from poland, and I've had kids throughout all my elementary, middle and even high school who didn't know the basics of English despite learning it since kindergarten. I could count on my hands the amount of people who were at least average in English. I still remember how one of my classmates in senior year of hs didn't know how to say "aunt" or "ice" in English or that in present continuous you add +ing to verbs.
2019-04-01 21:01
#378
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Finland v3tu 
I don't think it's as much about the quality of education, but how "cool" the society deems being good at English is. Some nationalities are extra patriotic like that and don't feel like it's a neccessity to learn a foreign language.
2019-04-09 09:38
man he got fpl english can say and understand everything relevant for the game. this thing was one sentence in the whole interview
2019-04-01 22:12
#97
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Denmark Experative 
continue English and -nex +suNny
2019-04-01 19:54
-xantares soon
2019-04-01 19:54
#130
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Finland Smoonah 
one can only hope.
2019-04-01 20:10
LOL how stupid is that? 1. Learning german is fucking hard 2. Maybe think about it before adding the most overrated onliner ever that cant even speak English and fuck up your whole communication 3. He could just tell you to fuck off, learn english and go to another inter team, BIG is horrible anyway and has almost no room to get better for obvious reasons
2019-04-01 19:54
+1
2019-04-01 19:56
Kicking smooya is biggest mistake ever happened
2019-04-01 19:57
#118
s1mple | 
Germany NatsuS 
Smooya left he wasn't kicked
2019-04-01 19:59
#117
s1mple | 
Germany NatsuS 
If he wants to live in Germany it better for him to learn German. Even we have a lot of mini Turkish areas.
2019-04-01 19:58
Why would he want that? that big project wont last long and CS is different as other esport, teams are always moving and players arent supposed to be forced to live in a certain area with their team, he probably has family and friends in turkistan too
2019-04-01 20:07
#132
s1mple | 
Germany NatsuS 
Because he lives atm in Berlin? Also if you play for a European clan you can live where you want. Or did Sunny or Oskar live in Germany at their mouz time? Ropz still lives in his home town. If you go to another region yes you have to leave but not in Europe.
2019-04-01 20:11
German is so hard to learn and that dude cant even learn the basics of english, end of the discussion..
2019-04-01 20:15
#144
s1mple | 
Germany NatsuS 
Nope, he can use German every day and learn it easier by active use. English means in the first place learn theory every day. Now the end of the discussion.
2019-04-01 20:16
no now
2019-04-01 20:17
#147
s1mple | 
Germany NatsuS 
no now
2019-04-01 20:18
f*ck you got me
2019-04-01 20:20
Learning German Omegalul Learn America ffs
2019-04-01 19:55
#109
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Sweden BenjaT 
disband please
2019-04-01 19:57
Nice Joke XD
2019-04-01 19:57
hAHAHAHAH cant even speak english what a fucking waste of a man
2019-04-01 19:58
#120
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Poland xkhao 
They should have had this figured out by now lol
2019-04-01 20:00
lmao dead team
2019-04-01 20:05
gg
2019-04-01 20:06
#127
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Finland Smoonah 
lmao they are just now figuring out he can only speak fluent 1 language? hahahahaha Grade-A management nice pickup well done gj
2019-04-01 20:09
#137
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Germany PeKay 
Turk Management what u expect
2019-04-01 20:13
#138
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Finland Smoonah 
I didn't expect much at all.
2019-04-01 20:14
#133
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Sweden Zlatanist 
Jawohl
2019-04-01 20:11
:DDDD
2019-04-02 01:03
#134
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Germany PeKay 
Just add syrson for awp whats so hard xantares dont work also Tizian is more deadlift than Zeus
2019-04-01 20:12
- xantares + syrson
2019-04-01 20:40
There is 1 more option: instead of teaching xantares for new language the other 4 player should learn Turkish?
2019-04-01 20:13
#143
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Finland Smoonah 
lmao why learn something that won't be of any use. When is the team going to Turkey sometime soon and order Kebab correctly from local restaurant?
2019-04-01 20:16
Exactly brother, if you order wrong kebab big ooooooooof , i cant imagine taste of wrong kebab.
2019-04-01 20:51
#204
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Finland Smoonah 
omg friend it in my nightmares now :(
2019-04-01 21:24
#136
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Vietnam Oida 
des hättest da vorher überlegn solln easd
2019-04-01 20:13
Haha
2019-04-09 15:54
im feeling danke schon
2019-04-01 20:14
he should learn polish and join vp
2019-04-01 20:15
#155
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Germany Payynnkilla 
+1
2019-04-01 20:24
#145
s1mple | 
Turkey tugi 
first figure out if xantares has brain or not aq
2019-04-01 20:16
#148
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Sweden meistr0 
Smart move yeah. First German lessons, then English. I mean, his team is obv German & XANTARES also lives (or will soon live) in Germany.
2019-04-01 20:19
First one, who actually understands it, if he wants to live in Germany, he should learn German, and if he speeks it every day he would learn it quite fast, and he should also continue learning English, since it’s the language of the world and he needs it at tournaments
2019-04-02 14:52
#149
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Turkey tastemycobra 
Make no mistake big management: Xantares should learn english... german would take way too much time.
2019-04-01 20:19
#157
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
he should decide by himself and take english lessons bcuz he will not stay in german team forever so that will save his time in the future
2019-04-01 20:25
#153
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Russia parovozik 
ich fühle mich danke dir
2019-04-01 20:21
xd
2019-04-01 20:40
xd
2019-04-01 22:15
#156
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Finland Emvi 
yeah... this team is dead
2019-04-01 20:25
Obvious April fool article by htlv. BIG will learn turkish.
2019-04-01 20:25
ahahaha
2019-04-02 01:04
not know english going to know german LOL big 0iq
2019-04-01 20:25
Bra71il talking about iq 0/8
2019-04-01 20:57
lul but isn't my country who have internet restructions OMEGALUL 0iq europeans
2019-04-01 21:02
LUL I have a high enough IQ to use a VPN. 0 iq Bra71lian
2019-04-01 21:47
maybe they should have thought about this before he joined
2019-04-01 20:26
fu kaka
2019-04-01 20:26
why you do this my kebabi, just learn english it's fakin izi
2019-04-01 20:28
I think you are right here. It's easier to learn basic English to communicate in the game than to learn basic German. German is too hard in terms of it's grammar...
2019-04-02 01:05
ye that's what i thought too, it would be just harder to teach him German
2019-04-02 13:23
kinda weird how still he didnt get kicked from fpl bcuz of his english
2019-04-01 20:38
maybe because he carry all the noobs
2019-04-01 21:02
#327
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Russia GramDEL 
No, because on FPL the vibe is different, they're all relaxed, they don't usually use any strats, they don't call fast etc. That's why he doesn't have any problems with communication there.
2019-04-02 06:58
#171
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Turkey Fugiart 
Jawohl xd
2019-04-01 20:40
I am feeling ty :D
2019-04-01 20:45
german is easier than english
2019-04-01 20:50
Not at all! Especially grammar!
2019-04-02 00:52
gav-gav
2019-04-02 01:08
o blya, eto opyat' ti. do svidaniya. troll'.
2019-04-02 01:20
ti odin iz teh kogo obossali na brablay. legendarniy ti sooqa nash
2019-04-02 02:16
nikogda ne razgovarival ni s kem s brableya. ti perviy. tol'ko zahodil inogda pochitat'. kak v zoopark shodit' chisto, posmotret' na umstvenno otstalih zverey =)
2019-04-02 06:54
bezuslovno mnenie p2ha ocen vajno dlya menya, derji vkurse, musor a raz ti ne razgovarival, to otkuda infa? vixodit chto pezdish i tebya vse-taki obossali tam. da ya ponimay tebya, tebe ne legko v jizni i vse takoe, no ti meris' ne budu bolshe dokuchat', prosti opusheniy... LEGENDA H@H@H@H@
2019-04-02 08:39
#337
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Korea ItsMeNow19 
nazi gago
2019-04-02 09:22
BIG should learn Xantarish
2019-04-01 20:51
hahaha
2019-04-02 00:51
its easier for german players speak arab xaxaxaxa
2019-04-01 20:59
what a joke lmao german is the most difficult language in the world
2019-04-01 20:59
not realy. the moment you understood "DER DIE DAS" it becomes easy and if you live in a German speaking Country it helps alot
2019-04-01 21:05
It is difficult only in terms of grammar.
2019-04-02 01:05
how many terms left? vocabulary is same for almost every language, you should learn at the very least 4.000 words to communicate properly.
2019-04-11 23:09
True #197
2019-04-02 07:27
how the fuck does a 23y old who does nothing but play Counterstrike ONLINE... not know fucking English in this day and age ?
2019-04-01 20:59
ahhahhahhah turk can't learn simple English
2019-04-01 21:01
#196
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Xantares played his first match as a big player in 25/01 and he still hasn't taken english lessons? are you fucking kiddind me? besides, he must've been playing fpl for longer than 3 years and has awful english skills. Don't even try, he will take half a year to learn proper english... get syrson, even fucking keev, but don't screw with tabsen
2019-04-01 21:06
The problem is not about Xantares’ english. Dont you people get it?? 😂 hes on his way makin progress tbh. The problem is those other germans have shitty english so they decided “hey why dont we let HIM learn GER instead??!” None of u get it lmaoo
2019-04-01 21:07
wtf deutsch is harder to learn
2019-04-01 21:08
#200
k0nfig | 
Sweden aztecs 
LMAOOO
2019-04-01 21:20
I am felling thank you
2019-04-01 21:22
#203
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Turkey darknight53 
Haha nice joke just kick him
2019-04-01 21:23
#206
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India stiwa5k 
+1
2019-04-01 21:29
#205
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Sweden ZEDENy 
Lol say what? Taking kebab lessons is time lost to the aim_botz
2019-04-01 21:27
Bring someone else in, from Germany or Austria or Northern Switzerland this time, just wasting money trying to get him German lessons or English lessons. Even though he is a good player, if you spend more money on his language lessons then you are trying to win games you're going to be broke by the time you win an event
2019-04-01 21:31
Language lessons are not that expensive tho
2019-04-01 22:53
In Germany it is
2019-04-02 20:15
#209
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Denmark FelleShabben 
interesting
2019-04-01 21:30
didn't you have to plan before transfering this guy? when playing in space soldiers every match was the top fragger
2019-04-01 21:32
#212
cyx | 
Europe Dan11a 
why
2019-04-01 21:35
#214
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Switzerland NAjKON 
Learning german just for big xdd -AdreN +Xantares
2019-04-01 21:38
typical fan of trash
2019-04-02 01:11
#216
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France edrissM 
yeah sure, learning German instead of English is a very good idea
2019-04-01 21:45
#218
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Germany shimmy227 
"If people watch our matches, we are basically very bad on every map, so..." lol too honest "but two days before we came here we practiced with another German player whom we wanted to bring here." anyone know who?
2019-04-01 21:48
not sure only could throw in guesses.. alexR or aykeN maybe
2019-04-01 22:04
While BIG are competing at StarSeries and are currently sitting at a 1-2 record following losses to Vitality and Natus Vincere and a win over paiN, the Austrian coach discussed a variety of topics surrounding the issues within his lineup
2019-04-01 21:56
#245
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Sweden ZEDENy 
yes wtfz bruh?!!
2019-04-01 22:37
R07334
2019-04-02 00:11
just add aykeN already. wtf.
2019-04-01 21:59
it's gonna be easier for the 3 remaning germans to learn turkish than xantares learning 2 languages.
2019-04-01 22:03
Xantares better take kebab making lessons
2019-04-01 22:03
what is going on here 😂 German is easy , french is gay , turkish is cool and english is even easier . speak or learn what ever you want ... bunch of faggots just lern to play ffs .
2019-04-01 22:04
i have heard that German is not easy language to learn. Are you sure about that?
2019-04-11 22:49
#230
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France 0racle 
How about making intelligent recruitment decisions instead?
2019-04-01 22:09
So let me get this straight... You have a really talented player in Tabsen, who is arguebly your most consistent rifler and one of the smarter players in the team. Who was your best player in your team for years now. You put him in the AWP position and destroy one of the few parts of your team which are acually working. AND DONT EVEN CONSIDER GETING AN MAIN AWP? I gues fu*king sprout is the best german team now...
2019-04-01 22:16
since everyone is making fun of xantares. am i the only one who read about a 5th german player?
2019-04-01 22:18
Keev obv
2019-04-01 23:46
#248
FalleN | 
Brazil Feio91 
learn germany instead of english? WTF BUG? HAHAHAHHAAHA
2019-04-01 22:41
BRING TABSEN BACK TO RIFLE U ARE WASTING THE TEAM BY SETTING HIM AS AN AWPER !
2019-04-01 22:56
tier 4 bots
2019-04-01 23:07
Wtf
2019-04-01 23:14
maybe u guys need to learn turkish easy xD
2019-04-01 23:25
obviously yes. good call from big.
2019-04-01 23:38
#259
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Kazakhstan dc7 
learn turkish, work around the star player, just like ingame
2019-04-01 23:39
just say hitler
2019-04-01 23:46
Give the man a break, he barely learned to speak English. xD
2019-04-01 23:51
He cant learn German in 1year. Its very hard, he just need to learn English better. But he is 23 yo and he cant speak turkish very well too. Turkish education system is fucked and we have average 88 IQ :(
2019-04-02 00:10
fakeflagger
2019-04-02 00:43
Wtf. Just learn something about Turkey. We have 20% smart and secular Turks. I'm 100% Turk and not fake flagging. I told the reality of my country
2019-04-02 00:45
probleme
2019-04-02 00:42
XANTARES is fucking useless. Get a 5-man German team instead!!!!!!
2019-04-02 00:43
xantares has gpdlike aim. if you dont realized that, pls quit hltv
2019-04-02 00:44
Learn English before you try to comment on something.
2019-04-02 00:59
frist
2019-04-02 00:47
Good luck Kakafu and let's make German CS good again, since old 1.6 mouz / ALTERNATE times.
2019-04-02 00:49
#283
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United States gtmaniacmda 
I think having tizian, tabsen, nex, and kakafu learn turkish would be more fruitful endeavor
2019-04-02 00:50
:DD
2019-04-02 01:06
some people are just not very intelligent, you can try to teach them German, you can try to teach them English, they won't be able to learn any of them. BIG was such a promising TOP 10 team before Xantares brought the team down and caused elimination in every group stage. kick him and find a German replacement.
2019-04-02 01:06
#301
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France Dov 
Smooya brang good vibes into the team, kicking him was not the right idea
2019-04-02 01:31
just learn german loool 4Head
2019-04-02 01:07
#299
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Brazil Collee 
It's not like he has to stay on BIG for the rest of his carrer. Even if he wants to, who knows if this will happen? You have one tier 3 team which speaks german, others are tier 10+. I wouldn't want to learn german if I were him
2019-04-02 01:24
Truth
2019-04-02 04:23
#300
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France Dov 
English obviously..
2019-04-02 01:29
the fak, just speak english theres no way this guy can learn germans that quick and im sure the rest of the teams already speak english.
2019-04-02 01:57
Why not try arabic?
2019-04-02 02:55
how about they all learn Turkish instead
2019-04-02 03:37
Never learn German. Its a ugly language. English is fine.
2019-04-02 03:56
German is not ugly at all, try to learn it first, then talk man. It is very soft and beautiful language actually.
2019-04-02 11:37
i speak it fluently. its hard and it sounds ugly. like a barbar is speaking.
2019-04-02 15:50
If BIG care so much about retaining xantares, then why don't the other 4 German learn Turkish language.?
2019-04-02 04:12
#330
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Turkey 0vercast 
That is the last choice
2019-04-02 07:29
Cuh-bawb
2019-04-02 05:08
Teach him english , Teach him Germany , Teach him france , he still will make a good Kebab =)
2019-04-02 05:09
Learn English go-to c9 Ez fix
2019-04-02 05:49
Ez4Ence
2019-04-02 07:10
Its quite simple, go ask professional of languages about their opinion and if they think its faster and easier for turki to learn germany then its obvious.
2019-04-02 05:51
#332
HEN1 | 
Palestine S1rEz10 
dafuq when you are a 23 years old professional player and competing internationally but never bothered to learn the easiest language in the world cuz you are a kebab boy what do they teach in kebabland anyway
2019-04-02 08:11
#335
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World dammo 
dont waste time thinking should he learn it or not, just start already :)
2019-04-02 08:57
why hire an Australian as coach of a German team? he should coach Renegades ffs!!!!
2019-04-02 09:12
Austrian, not Australian. Or was it a joke? :D
2019-04-02 13:50
yeah it was a joke :) or rather a (bad) b8 xD
2019-04-02 15:00
lol
2019-04-02 11:11
nice name
2019-04-02 14:12
#341
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Germany Deutschland! 
They still need an awper. Tabsen should go back to rifle.
2019-04-02 11:17
#343
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Portugal antCB 
rip fantasy picks. lmao
2019-04-02 11:38
#344
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Luxembourg alex24 
nein
2019-04-02 11:58
#347
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Switzerland x676 
rofl
2019-04-02 14:03
dumbest org
2019-04-02 14:55
#354
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United States Hadessio 
the only team who can be best by asian teams is Big, what a joke, just disband
2019-04-02 15:01
All hltv community is based on humiliation and lmao. Full of dumb people that can't understand the difficulty of learning a language in 3-4 months. It takes time and forcing to teach him german is just too much and eventually will burn him because of lots of strats and language structures.
2019-04-02 21:25
#364
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Czech Republic Carlosss 
They should try out Oskar... I think that he could speak Deutsch because he is living close to the German border + in Czech we are learning English/Deutsch/Russian but as we know Oskar, he is too lazy to learn that retarded Russian font, lul xddd
2019-04-02 21:51
If he would be able to speak "cs-german", it would be already enough. They would rek every team probably.
2019-04-05 22:20
Preparation to kick?
2019-04-06 03:45
yeah why not sabotage his future by making him learn german
2019-04-07 22:32
PASHA LONDON SCHOOL
2019-04-09 00:19
What's the big deal? Imagine having ton of free time and not beinf dumb as fuck. You an probably learn both under 6 months anyway. English is easy as fuck i learnt it out of school when i was 13, he has been playing video games and communicating with people for years, how the fuck isn't he near fluent already?
2019-04-11 12:36
FU KAKA would be better :D
2019-04-12 12:50
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