Krad: "It's like we're dreaming; we can't believe this happened"

After DreamEaters locked their spot in the New Legends stage after a 2-0 win against forZe, we caught up with Vladislav "Krad" Kravchenko to get his thought on the team's huge upset run.

The CIS side, who came from the Minor Play-In tournament, pulled through to the fifth round of the opening stage of the tournament and completed their huge upset run by taking down compatriots forZe in a 2-0 series.

Krad was at a loss for words after DreamEaters made it through

After the victory, we got Krad's thoughts on the massive achievement in his and the team's career and got him to explain how the team got over their issues with closing out matches on Mirage, where forZe mounted a solid comeback attempt.

First of all, you only played your first Minor last month and now you're through to the top-16, tell me your initial thoughts on this achievement.

It's like we're dreaming. All of us can't believe this happened. We're very happy. We will celebrate this very, very hard, I think (laughs).

Did you at all expect that this was possible before you started your run at the Minors?

We didn't expect a result like that. We thought that we could go through the group at the CIS Minor and that our goals would change if we went through. Step by step we came to the top 16.

Yesterday you had a rough time against CR4ZY, losing a close series to them, this time you looked quite confident against forZe, what changed for today?

Against CR4ZY, it was a hard game for us. This opponent is not comfortable for us, their playstyle is very aggressive and we couldn't hold it. And that's why we lost against CR4ZY, I think. But today we had forZe, they have a different playstyle and it's comfortable for us, and our individual skill today was incredible.

You didn't play forZe for almost a year, but they are from the same region after all, did you have a good idea of what you were up against?

We played against them on qualifiers and it was always close matches. We know their playstyle from these times and we prepared a bit for them today, we checked some demos. We knew what they would do.

Throughout the tournament and even beforehand at the Minor you had some problems with closing out close games, today you managed to pull through despite a good comeback attempt from forZe, how did you get past that block this time?

This was happening because we don't have experience. But when we lost against INTZ from 15-4 to 15-19 we got experience from that, we analyzed that game, what went wrong. The problem was that we were thinking about winning, but today we knew this feeling and I told them in the timeout 'don't think about the win, we will lose this game like that, don't f*cking be nervous' and that's why we won it.

How do you think you will fare in the next stage, facing a new set of teams including the likes of Liquid and Astralis, does this give you confidence that you will be able to fare well?

It's hard to predict. I don't know, we will try to show our best individual and strategical game. I don't know, we will see.

Russia Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
340
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
who?
2019-08-26 18:32
u lucky shet i was slow this time
2019-08-26 18:32
notification squad
2019-08-26 18:33
#22
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
honestly: they deserved it and I'm happy for them
2019-08-26 18:48
Qbg
2019-08-26 19:18
#56
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Poland itsdavvid 
"We will celebrate this very, very hard, I think (laughs)." vodka time
2019-08-26 21:29
Xaxaxaxaxa
2019-08-26 21:31
#54
Machine | 
Finland gassed 
not expected?
2019-08-26 20:24
you lucky sheet I was slow this time
2019-08-26 23:59
yes
2019-08-26 18:32
nice
2019-08-26 18:32
nice
2019-08-26 18:32
#5
ropz | 
Argentina rawe1337 
Legends stage incoming
2019-08-26 18:32
Deserved
2019-08-26 18:32
#7
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Greece Poor_Noob 
dream girls men , not major men
2019-08-26 18:32
+1
2019-08-26 18:36
#43
f0rest | 
Russia 1.6 FTW 
Girls is easy, major isnt
2019-08-26 19:45
#59
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Greece Poor_Noob 
give a pic of ur gf
2019-08-26 22:23
#9
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South America FAN_OF_M16R 
any way after this your shit team will throw for food vs any tier5 team online
2019-08-26 18:33
too bad u dont have to, ur not better anyway
2019-08-26 18:34
#33
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United Kingdom Cryaosic 
The fuck is wrong with you man , go find help
2019-08-26 19:19
#34
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South America FAN_OF_M16R 
what wrong with you girl , go find help
2019-08-26 19:20
How much?
2019-08-26 19:47
#47
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South America FAN_OF_M16R 
The fuck is wrong with you man , go find help
2019-08-26 19:48
2019-08-26 19:50
#50
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South America FAN_OF_M16R 
The fuck is wrong with you man , go find help
2019-08-26 19:51
Go find help yourself, why should I find it for you?
2019-08-26 20:14
#53
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South America FAN_OF_M16R 
The fuck is wrong with you man , go find help
2019-08-26 20:15
#10
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
RIP PICKEMS
2019-08-26 18:33
QBF said the same
2019-08-26 18:33
They ATE their DREAM XAXAXXAXAAXAXAXXx KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-08-26 18:33
Good for him, I like it so much when new team finnaly gets some big achievement to kickstart their career
2019-08-26 18:35
"Krad" Kravchenko that's a badass username + surname
2019-08-26 18:34
go get that Legends status bruh :D
2019-08-26 18:57
#55
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Ukraine labl3 
COD black ops yeah)) where is rusalka Mason?
2019-08-26 20:37
Lmao i thought same, hudson
2019-08-26 23:13
Good job boys!
2019-08-26 18:42
#19
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Canada thelegend27 
qbf v2.0
2019-08-26 18:43
Thx for not using awp this match
2019-08-26 18:46
#23
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Poland kafaro_o 
nice london ruski yikes
2019-08-26 18:48
pasha london school
2019-08-26 18:53
Deserved
2019-08-26 18:55
#26
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Europe Skraj 
0-3
2019-08-26 18:56
bro nip mibr and renegades is in this stage there is no way they go 0-3
2019-08-26 19:03
#42
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Europe Skraj 
Shit man why are those teams there 😭
2019-08-26 19:41
Yeah just like in Challenger stage... Oh wait.
2019-08-26 19:49
getting qbf flashbacks
2019-08-26 19:00
#29
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United States highlandyirr 
hahaha get it... dreaming... dream eaters... lulululul
2019-08-26 19:01
Fucking hell. RIP Pick'Ems
2019-08-26 19:19
#35
tweNty | 
United Kingdom Ruzkij 
Krad krasava <3 GG WP
2019-08-26 19:21
Dead game
2019-08-26 19:22
#37
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Ukraine keonazer 
CIS is shit they said
2019-08-26 19:24
#38
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Serbia dj9lelele 
My 0-3 pickem lol congratzz
2019-08-26 19:28
#61
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Russia Svyatoy_Otec 
Better put your MM stack named "crazy" to 0-3 With their shitty playstyle "run and shoot" they wouldn't get a map against decent teams
2019-08-26 23:25
How much?
2019-08-27 15:00
#69
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Russia Svyatoy_Otec 
Lol, I have more than 30iq so I'm not bettor
2019-08-27 20:44
Doesn't sound like it but you do you
2019-08-28 06:21
#39
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Bulgaria zikinu 
This is nice. Unlike qbf 2 years ago.
2019-08-26 19:34
Qbf was nice too, but it sucked that they made it to playoffs. Any other team would have been better
2019-08-26 19:47
#51
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Bulgaria zikinu 
Yeah, agreed.
2019-08-26 19:59
CIS teams dont fuck around gl mens
2019-08-26 19:37
#41
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Yugoslavia HeavySmoker 
That’s what they said after losing on purpose in lootbet cups
2019-08-26 19:40
KRAD: "IT'S LIKE WE'RE DREAMING" then i hope they dont eat it
2019-08-26 19:46
I hope that they get 3-2 now... and atleast 1-3 to see em at the next major!
2019-08-26 22:14
Gg.bet seems legit
2019-08-27 00:42
They will win this major
2019-08-27 07:34
do u hear yourself
2019-08-27 10:53
ez with wh LUL
2019-08-27 10:55
#67
BnTeT | 
Cyprus shmoe 
Best org name. Deserved.
2019-08-27 11:12
#71
loli | 
United States credit 
dreamcheaters
2019-08-28 06:39
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