GeT_RiGhT: "We've been working our asses off with this core and we want to be successful together"

We talked with Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund following NiP's qualification for the playoffs of IEM Sydney to hear his thoughts on the return of Dennis "⁠dennis⁠" Edman, NiP's form, and their failure at ESL Pro League.

The Swedish side overcame eUnited in a BO1 and then the Renegades in a BO3 during the first day of IEM Sydney to secure an upper-bracket final match against Liquid and a spot in the playoffs. NiP have therefore quickly bounced back from a disappointing ESL Pro League outing, where they finished last behind FaZe, Heroic, and devils.one.

NiP aren't looking for changes to the roster

At the end of the day, we spoke to the 28-year-old and heard how dennis seems to have rediscovered his passion for the game, what that means for the team, and what GeT_RiGhT's role in everything is.

You got the first two wins, that makes you qualified for the playoffs already, on the first day. I guess that means your first goal here is already achieved, what are your thoughts on it?

Yeah, we don't really generally like speaking about what our goals are and what not, and that can sound very strange for people to hear, but because we had a rough time we don't want to go in with too high expectations. At Shanghai we were super happy to get to the playoffs, that was the goal for that one and then we bombed out directly against Renegades. Everyone has their own individual goals, for me, personally, for this tournament, I wanted to make it to the playoffs and then I have like four more steps. But of course, quarters are quarters, it is nice to be playing in front of the Australian crowd, I heard they are nuts so I'm looking forward to it. But we are not satisfied and we are looking forward to playing against Liquid.

dennis came back pretty quickly in the end, just looking at it from the outside, statistically, he is doing better than before the break, but how is it inside the server? What is it like talking with him, playing with him?

Having dennis back in the team is nice because of a lot of different reasons. draken is a way different player to dennis, and it reflects way differently on how the system works in our team. So it is nothing against draken himself, we even talked to him about it, we thought it would be more tournaments, we were very surprised dennis could come back this early, but we are also very happy to have him back in the team because we've been working our asses off for a long time with this core and we want to be successful together. We don't want to change anyone out and what not, but you never know, after a lot of tournaments, if draken is performing very well, we perform very well with him, you never know about it. But in I think that in the back of our minds we thought that we were going to have a stand-in for quite a while, and then when dennis feels ready he is going to come back into the team.

Going back to the question of dennis coming back, we were so surprised by how different he was, at least me personally. Because I know he has been having a difficult time for quite a while, and after we stopped practicing and going to tournaments with him, I was just happy to hear his voice again and hear how happy he was. It is not a completely new person, but you hear and feel something different, that he feels happier in a way. That is something I, as a friend of his, and as he is someone I know for such a long time, am super happy about, that he came to a point that he felt better. I felt very bad for him because of the situation that was happening to him. At the end of the day it is about health and I think everyone is so happy to have him back in a way that is even better than before.

In the past you also had some periods where you were playing badly, you had a lot of criticism coming your way, I think that you were even vocal about it, not feeling that great about it. How can you avoid that in the future, personally or any player in your team?

I can only speak for myself, and for the moment and the past couple of months, of course, I'm not satisfied with my own performance, but I feel I'm doing better in other ways, ways I haven't done before. So I have seen more positive sides which I haven't seen [earlier]. Maybe not more kills and stats and whatever it is that people are complaining about, I hear it and I see it, you know, but I try to always stay as positive as possible. It just hurts me every time we lose, that makes it tougher when you haven't performed at all. But at the same time, the guys are accepting for the player I am and what I bring to the table and I'm just super happy with that, to be honest.

I'm super happy to have such a great team, welcoming me with open arms with the performance I'm giving to them. Because we see the system as it is, and they believe in it and I believe in it. If no one was believing in it then I would probably not be here anymore. So I'm very happy about that. I think it is just very important for people to know that CS is a team game at the end of the day, and if f0rest has to have 30 kills every game to make us win... then we have to do it like that and we have to try to help him as much as possible. My goal is to help everyone else before myself, that is the number one rule for me.

Touching on dennis coming back and draken leaving, obviously when you had draken you wanted to adapt to having a full-time AWPer but now you are back to not having one. How has that whole process affected you as a team? Did you keep anything from the draken style of play, are you mixing it up?

No, I think we stayed kind of the same as we were before draken joined the team, we weren't focusing too heavily on having an AWPer in the team. Of course, it is a way different approach to the game when you have a full-time AWPer instead of a full-time rifler and someone that is picking it up from time to time, but we believe in what we have and we really believe that it is going to work eventually. We just have to put in more time and thinking into it. I think it is going to be quite interesting to watch NiP for the next couple of months.

Before this you were at ESL Pro League, that didn't go that well, you ended up in relegation and on paper it wasn't such a tough group, at least to finish second or third. So what went wrong there that worked out here, where you are playing pretty well?

I can't really speak about it at the moment, it sounds weird to give that answer but I think we went in with the wrong mentality, that is the insight I can give into it. I think that the mentality right now is much better than it was before. We will see how this tournament goes, the next ones and so on. We will take it one step at a time.

Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1718
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1302
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
gtr needs to improve
2019-04-30 15:55
#2
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Poland Unluko
F5
2019-04-30 15:55
#16
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Albania 9898
cya in 10 gtr for swearing
2019-04-30 16:03
xd
2019-04-30 18:09
#3
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Canada HansROZE
Legend, if he stops playing I'll stop watching this game
2019-04-30 15:55
#7
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Sweden Zlatanist
Amen
2019-04-30 15:58
Amen to that
2019-04-30 16:06
Feel the same way
2019-04-30 16:12
+1
2019-04-30 16:26
Amen
2019-04-30 16:32
#50
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Sweden Trkmag
+1
2019-04-30 16:47
+1
2019-04-30 17:21
preach 🙏
2019-04-30 17:29
#68
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North America LedwigCS
I wouldn't stop watching, but it'd be such a large hit to the love for the game :(
2019-04-30 18:07
+1
2019-04-30 20:40
+1337
2019-04-30 21:39
+1
2019-04-30 21:43
+1
2019-04-30 22:12
Ok
2019-04-30 23:26
+1
2019-05-01 19:26
+1
2019-05-02 12:54
+1
2019-05-06 11:44
+1
2019-05-06 16:27
What GTR should say: "I am stepping down from the lineup"
2019-04-30 15:55
Hi
2019-04-30 15:56
Ass :o
2019-04-30 15:56
Hope they reach semis at least
2019-04-30 15:58
#9
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Sweden Zlatanist
GTR and f0rest = Mozart/Da Vinci of CS
2019-04-30 15:59
#23
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Brazil oBraga
+1
2019-04-30 16:10
#75
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Brunei GucciLeIe
f0rest yes, gtr not. Gtr is bad for 2.5 years straight now
2019-04-30 18:38
GTR and f0rest are the George Lucas and Da Vinci of CS, and GTR is George Lucas 'cause he used to do great shit, but then he just...lost it and went downhill.
2019-04-30 20:26
GTR is still great to watch, George Lucas is not
2019-05-01 09:39
#11
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Estonia Mrkruvi
The bestestest
2019-04-30 15:59
Interesting
2019-04-30 16:02
The best of all time! Mr.GeT_RiGhT
2019-04-30 16:05
#22
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Greenland xen_
the best bot of all time?
2019-04-30 16:09
24-01-2019
2019-04-30 16:10
#29
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Greenland xen_
the best bot of all time?
2019-04-30 16:13
#76
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Brunei GucciLeIe
Never ever. S1mple, coldzera, NiKo, kennyS, device, Xyp9x are skillwise all better than gtr
2019-04-30 18:39
I said all time
2019-04-30 18:40
#78
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Brunei GucciLeIe
Yes so what. Gtr was great in 13/14, good in 15, average to ok in 16 and a bot since 17, so he sucks for 2.5 years now
2019-04-30 18:42
#80
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Brunei GucciLeIe
And even at his peak he was far far away from cold s1 or NiKo
2019-04-30 18:42
not true at all. he was an incredible player back in 1.6 as well
2019-05-01 05:17
newfag lol
2019-05-01 05:17
#135
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Brunei GucciLeIe
You are in denial
2019-05-01 22:04
part of the legendary 1.6 fnatic roster that destroyed all competition #2 in 2010 #2 in 2011 unofficial #1 in 2012 #1 in 2013 #1 in 2014 #11 in 2015 (borderline Top 10) If that's not incredible skill, I don't know what is. There's a reason I called you newfag because you have to take into consideration his 1.6 days as well.
2019-05-02 04:59
#141
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Brunei GucciLeIe
I was talking about GO
2019-05-02 05:23
OP said "The best of all time"
2019-05-02 05:24
only forrest and rez working lie ass nooooob
2019-04-30 16:06
#21
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Greenland xen_
retire bot right only f0rest and rez working u still trash
2019-04-30 16:09
#25
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Pakistan LoOuU2
-GTR +Flusha when?
2019-04-30 16:11
f0rest GOAT
2019-04-30 16:16
No Astralis = Fun Tournament!
2019-04-30 16:27
WoW family show... Get RiGhT
2019-04-30 16:32
lul just retire
2019-04-30 16:34
The IEM Kings are back? Win IEM then shit for the rest of the year
2019-04-30 16:37
#62
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Brazil Elakk
Nice try austria fan
2019-04-30 17:29
-bot right +flusha
2019-04-30 16:50
#55
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Sweden Trkmag
Nice interview overall, sympathetic as always
2019-04-30 16:51
Literally saying this shit every month, maybe accept that youre washed up and nip will never be tier 1 again? I know that harsh to say but damn its been so many years and there are still some delusional people that believe otherwise
2019-04-30 17:46
Damn, so many people here that are releasing all their anger here because they are not happy with their life :))))))))) Just sad that GT need to take all the shit because you guys are mad about your life :( What if you would focus all your energy on fixing the things that are wrong instead of this? <3
2019-04-30 17:50
#81
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India AAgOnFire
+1 so true . Only frustrated nibbas over here .
2019-04-30 18:44
What if what if Live ur own life bro and stop preaching bull$hit
2019-04-30 19:10
#119
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Indonesia rareguy
The same goes to you
2019-05-01 05:16
Stopped at fan of Polish Powerhouse
2019-05-01 07:20
+1
2019-05-01 15:17
#72
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
They dont realize that if they dont get invites, they would never more be in top 40. They get so many points even when they loose just for attend big lans. They shoud take in new players ( naawk and plopski) before its to late. Other teams, better than nip can pick them upp and nip will never rise again, just becouse they rader play with players with status but bad, than good new players that will give nip what they need..... to win something
2019-04-30 18:22
Nawwk hahahahahhaha Plopsk... hahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahaha OMEGALULDAMAAHL
2019-04-30 19:09
#117
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
You really are an imbecil my friend
2019-05-01 02:57
That might be true but not what ur mom said.
2019-05-01 07:21
#129
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
No, you are right. My mom think you are a sad litle eunuck and feel sorry for you but she said you were good with your tongue in her ass
2019-05-01 14:42
Lmao, nice one.
2019-05-06 14:29
i like that he is still motivated but tbh NiP only has 2 players which could compete in T1 ... forest and rez. Lekro is a bit up and down but GTR and dennis are just not good enough anymore. They are in heavy struggles even against T2-3 teams, atm they just beat teams because rez and forest are on fire, but that wont be enough against T1 teams
2019-04-30 18:42
"working our asses off" His social media says different. No one has time for half the shit he does to be working their ass off at anything. Just earn that money, dude.
2019-04-30 20:38
GOD right
2019-04-30 21:06
They did look very Strong vs renegades. The gades never stood a chance
2019-04-30 23:21
The... 'gades? Team of 5 gades?
2019-05-01 02:35
#113
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Netherlands gelm1r
and there are probably more teams out there that also work off their asses, not everyone and every team can be successful no matter how bad you want to. Think it's time for GTR for a reality check and stop watching those blatant motivational speakers to get false hope.
2019-04-30 23:32
I am fan of both get right and forest, but sadly gtr is just not performing well enough. he constantly fails on his lurks( he gets dropped in good positions when he should stop long rotations) and he holds some real good positions on their ct side and the other team is just abusing them because of this:( but he is to cs go what guys like nowitzki to nba or maldini to football are you cant just ask him to retire..
2019-05-01 01:06
MY BOY IS DOING IT!
2019-05-01 02:34
#122
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Indonesia rareguy
Oh, great, news that sparks a thread about -gtr +(Swedish new dude). If f0rest and GTR (a combo, probably won't be separated) just left NiP for the sake of winning tournaments, will it be the same NiP as before? Nah, it won't. Albeit winning tournaments, their fans are just going to split between NiP and GTR. They're already synonymous with each other. Tough call for NiP.
2019-05-01 05:26
Please beat Choke Liquit #greatinterview
2019-05-01 17:02
10 years fan of you, best wishes <3
2019-05-02 03:00
#149
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Sweden jackir
''fnc have a higher skill ceiling'' AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAH
2019-05-03 10:33
I like this
2019-05-04 15:27
Get Right has been working his ass off and THIS is how he plays? Yiiikes.
2019-05-04 17:23
When pros didn't put their profile on private people calculated that teams were averaging 60 hours/15 days only.....for the major! I shit you not, imagine how little it is at other times lol. Busting their asses off....yeah...
2019-05-06 14:27
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