stanislaw: "fnatic is probably the toughest opponent here right now"

We interviewed Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz after Evil Geniuses joined fnatic in the upper bracket final at StarSeries i-League Season 8.

The in-game leader went back to the team's last-place exit at DreamHack Masters Malmö and talked about Evil Geniuses' recovery at StarSeries, where the North American side initially dropped down to their group's lower bracket following a convincing loss to NiP before going on a run all the way to the playoffs' upper-bracket final.

EG have been much louder compared to previous versions of the team

stanislaw also commented on the loudness the team has been showcasing throughout the tournament, especially in their encounter with Heroic earlier in the tournament, and previewed the upcoming match against fnatic.

Let's start with the last-place exit in Malmö right after your win in New York. Did you just shrug that off as a one-off or did you think there were things to fix there?

I think it was a mixture of both. We shrugged it off as well as analyzed it as best we could because against Grayhound, Nuke was one of our maps and we let that slip through, and then we got 2-0d by mousesports, where we felt like we made a lot of mistakes. There were a lot of unfortunate circumstances like the travel day being one day before and we were very jetlagged and tired and that setup wasn't ideal, but we just did what we could. We went back, watched the games, fixed our mistakes, and that's about it.

Starting off here, you lost the second series to NiP convincingly on two of your best maps, what happened there and how did you manage to recover from that, especially seeing as you beat NiP on the same maps just a couple of days later?

Yeah, against NiP we felt like it was another off-day for us. We just played a little bit differently than we normally do and we weren't as confident as we normally would be. But yeah, again, same theme as always, we just went back to the room and watched back what our mistakes were, and they were pretty simple mistakes. And then we just fixed it, talked about it, and we still felt very confident in those maps, so we decided to play them again and it was a lot better the second time around.

Can you clarify what happened in the 1v2 from twist on Nuke, where he defused the bomb on upper?

I think tarik got naded perhaps, so he didn't have any sound, so he didn't hear the defuse and then they were about to peek him.

There was a lot of yelling between you and Heroic, and I talked to cadiaN after that series and he was saying that he heard CeRq told you to stop yelling so much, that it was getting Heroic fired up. Was that the case?

No, I don't remember CeRq telling us that. We were always going to yell and hype ourselves up as much as we can, that's what we do now. I think we're just going to keep on doing it, we don't care if the other team yells, we're just going to keep doing what we do, and that's just hyping ourselves up.

You seemed to enjoy the banter part of it, as well, and you've been very loud in general, a lot louder compared to the previous version of the team in particular. Is that something you're doing consciously because of the quiet personalities on the team or did that just happen with you and tarik coming in?

I think it kind of just happened one day. We all talked about why we weren't as hyped as we should be during rounds and we felt like it could help us a lot more than it could harm us, so we just decided to start doing it a lot more. I think you can see the benefits of how it helps your mental game during the actual match, it just helps you stay positive during the whole game and keeps sending positive vibes.

There was a time earlier this year where NRG played a lot against fnatic when you weren't part of the team, but since then it hasn't happened with these two lineups. Both of you have gone on to secure a title upon changes, with one each from the last two big events, how do you think you stack up against them for the upper bracket final?

I think fnatic is probably the toughest opponent here right now. They're playing very good CS, they just formed their new team, so they're in that honeymoon period again, and they're coming off a win, obviously, so they're just firing on all cylinders. Hopefully, we just show up like we have been so far lately and it's going to be a good match.

How do you see your chances of going all the way here, with such a disparity between the previous two tournaments?

We're not too focused on winning just yet, we know we still have a few games left to play, so we're just going to keep on working on our mistakes and grinding it out because we still haven't been playing at our peak level. We're slowly getting back to it, but it's just going to take a bit more time.

Even after this convincing win against Renegades you feel like that wasn't your peak?

No, we still made a few mistakes that are pretty uncharacteristic so we're just going to keep working those out.

Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
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United States Murr
i agree
2019-10-25 22:11
rko | 
Netherlands WWF
nice hunt
2019-10-25 22:12
United States Murr
i just happen to be on hltv at the right time bro
2019-10-25 22:15
Romania Obuz8
fnatic becc
2019-10-25 22:11
and floosha becc too
2019-10-26 06:10
2019-10-25 22:11
fnatic and FÚRIA
2019-10-25 22:12
United Kingdom willtr
Lol you miss spelled flukia
2019-10-26 09:32
tarik | 
Norway MD!
Washed up team EZ4BREHZE Quick and swift 2-0 for EG
2019-10-25 22:12
sodaH | 
Estonia rafio
amerikani fearing swedes, wth unacceptable
2019-10-25 22:12
>jarguz >american surname
2019-10-25 22:15
he have polish roots
2019-10-25 22:23
definitely doesn't look like american/canadian surname
2019-10-25 22:29
Singapore Nephalith
What is the American surname were you expecting? Celik? Yip? Jablonowski? Cannella? Perez? Abadir? Latham? Wierzba? Gilbert? White? Smith? What did you expect from a country that is made of immigrants from all around the world? :)
2019-10-25 22:34
are you polish ? is jarguz a polish surname ?
2019-10-25 22:38
Singapore Nephalith
I'm not Polish but yes, Jarguz is very much a Polish name. So are Jablonowski and Wierzba.
2019-10-25 22:40
thank for info
2019-10-25 22:42
2019-10-26 02:06
Colombia MonstarX
Nick "nitr0" of America Jonathan "EliGe" of America Ethan "Ethan" of America Not include Breheze (Philippines descent) Tarik (Turkish descent) Stewie (Asian descent) FugLy (Arab descent) etcetera A real name. #America
2019-10-26 02:34
Singapore Nephalith
Surname, sir. Not first name. If we go by first name, we may as well add Nicholas of Greece, Jonathan of Britain, and Ethan of Israel.
2019-10-26 03:09
Bruh moment.
2019-10-26 04:34
I can't agree with the elite thing though, because I know very well as balkan person that Jablonowski is a very slavic surname
2019-10-26 11:25
2019-10-25 22:12
2019-10-25 22:12
Cerq told him to shut up OMEGALUL
2019-10-25 22:15
2019-10-26 07:11
Furia will trash your ass in finals, stan
2019-10-25 22:15
Furia final? ;P
2019-10-25 22:15
yeah best of g2, mibr and renegades
2019-10-25 22:21
🤡 Reply needs to have actual content
2019-10-25 22:59
one of them is true though (mibr), but far from rng and g2. Thanks for makeing me laugh though:D
2019-10-26 00:19
no, they won't, they're a fluke.
2019-10-26 06:17
United Kingdom VOSSKi
2019-10-25 22:16
>they were about to peak him even hltv has been destroyed by the most common CS blunder
2019-10-25 22:17
Lmao i used to get confused with "peek" and "peak" as well
2019-10-26 00:37
I'll take that over filling all cylinders.
2019-10-26 02:41
Fnatic the toughest? You wouldnt know, you havent played them. And it's a joke, Astralis clearly is the best team in the world. Fuck eg and fuck your woooo-girl mentality. It's so fucking annoying.
2019-10-25 22:21
Can you not read
2019-10-25 22:22
Brazil |LUCAS1|
Probably not
2019-10-25 22:23
Yes, or maybe or just can't stand stupid american mentality. Who knows.
2019-10-25 22:28
I dont think astralis was at this tournament so I dont see how they would be considered the strongest there
2019-10-25 22:30
No, the american made a really poor sentence construction. It's ok.
2019-10-25 22:35
hes canadian
2019-10-26 00:30
I dont give a fuck. Bad wording.
2019-10-26 01:09
It really isn't though. If he hadn't said here it'd be one thing, but he did. That, and talking is rarely grammatically sound anyway.
2019-10-26 02:44
It's an interposed phrase. We need some commas. And if you only read the head line it is misleading, it surely can be interpreted differently.
2019-10-26 12:32
He didn't write it, he said it, which is entirely up to HLTV's interpretation of the phrasing. And again, you should look at the correlation between proper grammar when speaking vs. writing.
2019-10-26 15:43
Yea sure you're right. Still fuck the woooo
2019-10-26 16:31
Other Phinks
What do you mean stupid mentality. That something more fired up and aggro doesnt suit your introvert beta personality doesnt mean its bad.
2019-10-25 23:42
Goo woo like the girls and tarik.
2019-10-26 01:09
hope you are joking now, imagine getting mad at hltv and Prime Fnatic>Prime Astralis Cry more xaxaxa
2019-10-25 22:23
Hej svensker, Imagine believing that fnatic is even comparable to the best team ever.
2019-10-25 22:29
LUL even the fnatic players have more trophies than astralis player so just facts
2019-10-25 22:57
Astralis best, get over it.
2019-10-25 23:35
4 majors >>>>>>> 3 majors, your counting trophies from 4 team 20k dollar prize tourneys LULULULULU
2019-10-26 02:29
Fnatic best
2019-10-26 07:10
Astralis goat 1######
2019-10-26 07:11
Yes, Astralis are the best team rn, but you don't have to push your ugly arrogant personality onto everyone else, ruining the reputation of Astarlis fans like me in the process.
2019-10-26 11:31
stfu i only replied to the swede making dumbass claims learn to fucking read
2019-10-26 12:17
Still fnatic players have more trophies xaxaxaxa
2019-10-26 14:36
small 10k trophies maybe. In real t1 trophies when the game was actually developed and competetive Astralis have way more just look at: Astralis players made twice as much as the fnatic players in prize money. also 90 weeks as 1# vs 22 weeks. KKKKK
2019-10-26 15:44
hehe but jw,flusha and krimz have a lot bigger paycheek so
2019-10-26 16:25
hahaha imagine believing this, the astralis players make more than twice what they do hahah
2019-10-26 17:43
haha imagine believing an homemade cs team get more money then an international org xaxaxa
2019-10-26 18:55
they have more sponsors than fnatic...sooo yeah? the fact that they own part of the org as well just makes it even more profitable for them
2019-10-26 18:58
haha lul are you serious, even the whole org(Fnatic) get money from lol, dota and other shit. even the trio owns a little bit of fnatic too so? keep try to defending them but before or later you get out of ides
2019-10-26 19:01
hahaha your so butthurt Astralis have waaay more achievments than the dogs fnatic. Your shit team lost both in csgo and LoL today how does that feel ahahha. Astralis 4 majors, 1 IGS, fnatic = not relevant since 4 years ago KKKKKK
2019-10-26 19:59
and because a tournament have 1 mil prize pool dosent mean it have better skill teams think again before you open your cake hole
2019-10-26 16:28
the teams suddenly turned worse since 2015?? thats odd dont you think haha?? just cause ur dogshit team dropped off the face of the planet doesnt mean the scene got worse lmfao, the teams constantly grew and the skill ceiling did the same your just mad cause Astralis have more majors and have 3 in a row also all fnatic majors are from a time with 3 majors a year hahah if that had been now Astralis would have like 6
2019-10-26 17:45
Can you english? a tournament is not getting better because of the price pool noob nt thow
2019-10-26 19:02
what part didnt you understand, are you illiterate ??? A tournament prize pool says a lot, otherwise Norths Ice win earlier this year counts on the same lvl as a major? ahhaha keep crying kid
2019-10-26 20:01
Then why did you reply to my comment XDDDDDDDD
2019-10-26 18:11
But if we count all majors in every cs format Fnatiic>aSTRALIS ;)
2019-10-26 14:34
major is a cs:go phenomenon ;)
2019-10-26 15:42
Latvia kArnyje
+1 :)
2019-10-26 12:25
Brazil |LUCAS1|
Is Astralis playing this event? I don't think so.
2019-10-25 22:23
2019-10-25 22:29
United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
Both astralis and fnatic won only 1 event in last 6 months. Fnatic = Astralis =EG
2019-10-25 22:26
No, Astralis bestest. Not even debatable.
2019-10-25 22:31
Nah, JW Bestestestestestestestest
2019-10-26 04:24
Actually true. JW bestest.
2019-10-26 12:22
He said fnatic are the best in the ongoing tournament, and not best in the world. Read it properly
2019-10-25 22:27
Bad wording, not my fault the canadian is an incel.
2019-10-26 12:21
NAF | 
United States skzl_
by that logic you have never played astralis so how can you say if they are the best team?
2019-10-25 22:28
Sure, just a weird statement, when we all know who the best is. It's like lying. Like Trump. But you are used to it so it's cool.
2019-10-25 22:33
Let me help you to understand: "I think fnatic is probably the toughest opponent here right now" Astralis is not in the tournament. Dont you think it would be weird if he said that astralis is the toughest opponent in this tournament, when theyre not in it?
2019-10-25 22:32
Yea, bad formulation. Not My fault the american expresses himself like a brazillian.
2019-10-25 22:34
lmao bad formulation... he didnt formulate bad at all..its perfectly fine and easy to comprehend. Not Stan´s fault that youre too stupid to understand a simple sentence.
2019-10-26 01:03
Don't Imagine a swizz watch would understand.
2019-10-26 01:10
now THAT'S a badly formulated sentence.
2019-10-26 01:42
Yea oke idiot
2019-10-26 02:15
Kid, you have mental problems.
2019-10-26 06:09
If you say so.
2019-10-26 12:20
Latvia kArnyje
I agree. He should stop embarrassing himself and delete his hltv profile lmao.... Made about 10 retarded replies and comments hahahahahaha
2019-10-26 12:29
You know what a interposed sentence is?
2019-10-26 12:33
Latvia kArnyje
Get on ur knees and suq a diq retard not gonna argue with a brainless person.
2019-10-26 16:40
Ok cjool dude 😎
2019-10-26 16:46
lol Learn to read before going mad, and fnatic rekt astralis in last big event playoffs btw
2019-10-25 22:41
It's a really poor constructed sentence. - astralis 2-0 fnatic last time and is current #1 Happy to see french cs crash and burn.
2019-10-25 23:34
If you're talking about that pro league lucky bo it should have gone fnatic's way and you know it, astralis were lucky as fuck and jw got csgoed in key round and still the games were 16/14, ure just unsecured as fuck cuz you know astralis won't get away with it for long
2019-10-26 10:18
astralis dominated them, fnatic were so lucky getting eco rounds and got most of the pistols, it wont be that close next time thats for sure so stop crying like a pussy
2019-10-26 12:19
Not true, astralis still have them. Fnatic is on a honeymoon periode, it's gonna stop in a few weeks time. Astralis is still going strong for 2 years now.
2019-10-26 12:24
lol keep crying retard, and 2/0 in playoff of a big event >>>>> winning at a shit qualifier, astralis is on the way down and aside of that fluke major they haven't win any tournament for a while
2019-10-26 12:59
Last 3 big events. 1 win, 1 runner up and 1 3. place. Best performing teams of all right now. Not to mention they have won the 2 biggist events this year.
2019-10-26 13:08
yeah right now they're because it was off-season but my point is that they won't stay top 1 and have shown that they can lose to any other top team which is a straight fact, they aren't even close to be the dominant force they were before
2019-10-26 13:11
Yea, teams have copied them quite good by now. Every team can lose. EG, liquid, fnatic. Astralis is most consistent and still the best. Even tho they can lose. Ofc they can lose.
2019-10-26 13:15
mad man XD
2019-10-26 06:55
Dunno man, fucking annoying in every fucking won round to hear those woo-girl screams. If it was only in key rounds i could understand. But after an eco spray down? Come on.
2019-10-26 12:20
Finland Smoonah
stfu stan... cardboard box lookin mf
2019-10-25 22:23
United States Nahtenojoh
Master class Igl Stan with a great interview
2019-10-25 22:29
Denmark Kon10R
I like some great banter! But of course Stanislaw knows about Astralis, Liquid and Vitality as well. He's a pro and gets some attention by saying that. The "funny" thing is that you never saw anything like it from Astralis: They just keep "losing less" ... and let the numbers talk. I'm REALLY looking forward to Astralis vs EG on Train as well as EG vs Liquid on Dust2! THEN we will listen carefully to him! Astralis and Liquid has been #1 and #2 for 1.5 years now. If EG is REALLY going to challenge this "order of nature" I'm listening! Otherwise: Go back to the outskirts of NY with a fairly obnoxious attitude ...
2019-10-25 22:34
Striker noob interviewer lmao
2019-10-25 22:39
Banger matchup tomorrow Pog
2019-10-25 23:06
2019-10-25 23:07
"so they're just filling on all cylinders". Ok
2019-10-25 23:16
stanislaw 0 iq bot disgusting creature
2019-10-25 23:16
Australia slozbloke
stanislaw most arrogant cunt, he deserves to get bashed
2019-10-25 23:17
getting cocky, expected
2019-10-25 23:20
Other Phinks
This is pretty much why i got to like nrg and basically EG. Their fire, the yells, the spirit. Im from EU but european teams are so mellow en beta. I like the fight in their games and the way they hype up when they win. Alot of people think of it as cocky or w/e. Because the typical gaming people are super introvert. Fuck off, get hypen and enjoy rivalism.
2019-10-25 23:41
Truer words have never been spoken +1
2019-10-26 00:29
Ukraine ksay
nrg was very quiet team until tarik/stan arrived this hype they are creating doesn't feel natural at all. wooooooo'ing after every clutch EcksDee that's why i started to dislike them
2019-10-26 00:37
It looked pretty forced at the beginning, but it's starting to look and sound more natural right now.
2019-10-26 04:38
"Natural".. Tarik doing the biggest woooo in the history of life after winning against full usp eco
2019-10-26 09:16
Other Phinks
I know, do you read what i typed? Ofcourse ethan and brehze are beta’s but they are feeling the vibe and now they actually embraced it and it shows off
2019-10-26 11:32
Ukraine ksay
what made you think that i haven't read? just saying mellow en beta that trying to hype so hard is just the worst thing there is nothing wrong with banter and being hyped. taz/ceh9/some brazil players can pull it off. even Cadian made EG to shut up on inferno. this wooing is awkward af and tbh staying calm in some of the situations is more impressive
2019-10-26 11:40
Other Phinks
I mean that i started to like the team when stan came in actually, he changed them. Not saying wooing all the time is good. But i like that they changed their attitude and it makes them better. Other than that i just dislike the instant flame against such behaviour by fucking EU beta kids on hltv
2019-10-26 11:59
Ukraine ksay
ahhh ok-ok maybe they will get gud at this with some time but i think this is damaging to them. they became so streaky
2019-10-26 12:02
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO fnatic about to re enact 2014 with nip. tarik is about to get his hand not shaken like a madman
2019-10-25 23:53
"filling on all cylinders" FACEPALM. Someone who wrote this doesn't have the first idea.
2019-10-26 00:13
i dont think anyone understands what youre trying to say
2019-10-26 01:05
You certainly don't, but don't overgeneralize.
2019-10-27 19:05
Sweden flippig
yeah that bothered me aswell but must be a typo
2019-10-26 01:25
yh i was amazed when i read this that no one had commented on it. guess there are very few people that have heard the phrase or just don't know anything about engines or when the phrase is coined.
2019-10-26 01:42
Just an honest typo in transcribing :) fixed
2019-10-26 09:53
He is right, fnatic about to win the whole thing
2019-10-26 00:31
United Kingdom N5ljf
2019-10-26 01:07
mibr says: hello ?
2019-10-26 02:16
cry is free
2019-10-26 16:51
Indonesia Exodd
Bad mind game attempt
2019-10-26 04:18
United States IceAndHigh
EG beat Astralis in bo5 grand final. Fnatic can’t beat Astralis in the recent bo3s Haha nice try to sway the odds
2019-10-26 08:01
fnatic beat astralis 2-0 in dh malmö
2019-10-26 13:01
Burger brain
2019-10-26 16:11
Norway Olebmof
Fnatic pls smash
2019-10-26 09:33
Fnatic top 1 yes
2019-10-26 10:19
fnadik will fck zhem
2019-10-26 14:12
EG still has a good chance
2019-10-26 14:57
well he was right
2019-10-26 16:13
Sweden XenoRex
2019-10-26 16:14
2019-10-26 18:59
Sweden XenoRex
i am still right?
2019-10-26 19:16
2019-10-26 18:58
still right
2019-10-26 19:19
2019-10-26 16:17
you're tellin me
2019-10-26 16:29
Israel SOEZ4NIK0
No shit botslaw
2019-10-26 16:31
2019-10-26 17:38
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