poizon: "We needed this win so much"

We caught up with Valentin "poizon" Vasilev after Windigo lifted the Moche XL Esports trophy and asked him about his performances at the event and what this victory could mean for the team going forward.

The 20-year-old led Windigo to the trophy with a stunning 1.82 rating in the one-sided final against GamerLegion, even surpassing the 2.0 rating mark on the first map, Train.

poizon was the highest-rated player in Lisbon

In a quick post-match chat, poizon said that he believes this tournament could be the start of a new period of success for his team after a run of poor form, and commented on the recent rumours linking him with international teams.

Train is one of GamerLegion's worst maps, so I guess you kind of expected a game like that, but Dust2 is one of their best maps. Were you surprised that it ended up being this easy?

It was not easy, actually. Everyone was snowballing and feeling the game. I had a 3K in the beginning and I said: "This is my game, guys. I am going to crush them". And that was it.

Before this tournament, you were going through a difficult moment. What were your expectations?

We came here to win. We went through some bad moments in the past two-three months so we needed this win so much. Now we can be even more focused. After WESG we went down and down. We were like, "What is happening?". I think this is a good moment to go back up.

You had a fantastic tournament with a 1.38 average rating. Are you happy with your performances?

Of course I am happy. It feels that I am going back to my level after a period where I played below my best. I think my form is returning.

I interviewed bubble during the first day of the event, and he said that the goal is to be in the top 10 by the end of the year. Do you think it is possible?

Of course it is possible, and FURIA is the perfect example of that. They were pretty good in Dallas, after that they went to ECS and all of a sudden they were in the top five. Two tournaments. Of course it is possible. Our goal is to reach the top 10 and everyone knows that.

You are having a great year. A few weeks ago, people started talking about the possibility of you joining a team like FaZe or mousesports. How do you feel when you see rumors like that? Do you think such a move is possible?

Of course it is possible, like it is possible for any other player. If players grow they will go somewhere else if they need to. In the beginning, when my name was being mentioned for this or that team, it was perfect for me, it boosted my motivation so much. Right now, it is good but it is not the same feeling.

Do you see CeRq as an example you want to follow?

CeRq is a big name in Bulgaria. He was the first guy to go international in CS:GO. He is a good example.

Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
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Maps played:
Malaysia ez4harimaumuda 
Congrats Windingo. Kinda sad GL didn't step up tho :(
2019-06-17 00:17
Other zj2 
now back to throwing online, lol they only play serious at LANs
2019-06-17 01:01
2019-06-17 01:15
United States fraus 
tbh loot,bet tourneys are worth throwing anyway
2019-06-17 01:27
2019-06-17 04:27
Twistzz | 
Sweden Unluko 
I think windigo > FaZe
2019-06-17 07:05
Turkey Muff1nzZZ 
NiKo > Windigo
2019-06-17 08:56
2019-06-17 09:30
even yNk >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> windigo. y r u so obsessed wid faZe mann?? u shiteater mf. suchaa dickhead u fckn beetch
2019-06-17 15:08
United States burNout_ 
I hope to see more out of Windigo in the future... they could even make top 10 if they work hard enough.
2019-06-17 00:19
2019-06-17 04:28
United States burNout_ 
Yes. They have the capabilities, especially considering the general weakness in the top 10 right now. If NaVi can make top 3 with only 2 real stars, Windigo can make top 10 with 2 real stars.
2019-06-17 04:34
United States Kermac 
Good job windigo
2019-06-17 00:18
ZywOo | 
Germany Lukesamen 
good one
2019-06-17 00:17
Georgia Fatal Fighter 
He his rent to pay!!! WP beast
2019-06-17 00:18
Slovenia ArlindEl 
Poizon next up
2019-06-17 00:19
Portugal saikez 
2019-06-17 00:19
Zeus | 
Bulgaria Freaksn 
na 0
2019-06-17 00:19
LAN = Godigo Online = Throwdigo
2019-06-17 00:19
Sweden Iekr0 
Didnt deserve
2019-06-17 00:21
Sweden Trkmag 
Speech 100, deserved
2019-06-17 00:34
Of course it is possible
2019-06-17 00:37
TenZ | 
Bulgaria Zakzy 
no mvp for the tornament?
2019-06-17 00:50
Bulgaria coolmen1 
Yeah, why? It has a top 10 team (FURIA).
2019-06-17 08:49
Calm down, Windigo won only t3 teams VP and GL nothing special
2019-06-17 01:01
easy money
2019-06-17 02:45
Not more than from throwing online matches
2019-06-17 04:11
North America Slye 
Of course it is possible x100
2019-06-17 01:03
United States @FyreCS 
I could see Poizon in Crazy/Valiance tbh Maybe a Mouz if Woxic disappears somehow
2019-06-17 01:29
Bulgaria mutafow 
That I can assure you is never happening
2019-06-17 01:53
Turkey Tormund1 
i dont think bulgarians can speak serbian
2019-06-17 02:14
Bulgaria AboveYall 
We dont, we wont.
2019-06-17 06:53
TenZ | 
Bulgaria Zakzy 
I am not salty but maaan u have no idea what u are talking about when it comes to cs and I needed only this commenet to figure it out
2019-06-17 11:25
United States @FyreCS 
Why you bully me men)))
2019-06-18 17:47
TenZ | 
Bulgaria Zakzy 
its not really bulling if i am telling the truth you know )))
2019-06-18 17:51
Brazil de_lite 
0 scream fangays once they lose
2019-06-17 03:22
Sweden Akalsky 
Cr4zy disband ..hunter fucks nexa geyfriend ..they fight outside the parking for boy
2019-06-17 03:34
Korea XigNw0w 
Good, it's true
2019-06-17 03:35
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
Gl but if u want to be top10 why u are skipping esl one qualifiers for this tier5 tournament
2019-06-17 06:34
Bulgaria coolmen1 
I mean there's almost no chance to qualify because of Liquid while they had a bigger chance of winning this tournament (BIG and FURIA attending) and boost their confidence.
2019-06-17 08:52
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
This tournament means nothing, only money for them. In cologne qualifiers they had a chance to prove themselves and there was many cases when teams like vega squadron eliminated nip and etc tl:dr if u want to be in top10 u should play atleast t2 events like dreamhack and etc
2019-06-17 10:51
FugLy | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
And they do.
2019-06-17 11:08
TenZ | 
Bulgaria Zakzy 
And they do
2019-06-17 11:26
They needed this win so much because everyone lost respect for them for all the throws lmao
2019-06-17 06:35
Norway Napapijri 
too many big words, gl in minor then
2019-06-17 06:44
+1 and they still are going on to impress.
2019-06-17 08:56
Czech Republic Carlosss 
:/ Wished it to the ScreaM. Anyway CG.
2019-06-17 08:14
Yes win more bot tournaments it is your maximum
2019-06-17 09:24
Delpan | 
Bulgaria Ju7y 
And what did you win?
2019-06-17 12:44
Alot of money amazing family good education more then this bots
2019-06-17 18:21
ropz | 
Bulgaria JoeHard 
Say this to FURIA they lost bot tournament.
2019-06-17 20:20
grazz first and last trophy
2019-06-17 09:31
Delpan | 
Bulgaria Ju7y 
First and last? lol Make some research
2019-06-17 12:45
2019-06-18 16:51
United States MAKEOUTHILL 
2019-06-17 09:33
oh really
2019-06-17 13:38
When will we see a balkan super team. Shipz, poizon, hunter, nexa + someone that can igl and not drag down the whole team.
2019-06-18 03:21
Portugal portuBOT 
2019-06-22 14:22
Obicham go tva kopele
2019-06-19 15:18
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