f0rest: "It's not going to scare Astralis or Liquid, but the win makes us more comfortable on Vertigo"

We had a quick chat with Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg, the star of the match between NIP and FaZe, and asked him about the Swedes' first victory on Vertigo.

NIP's choice of Vertigo came out as a surprise from their veto against FaZe, who opted not to ban the map in the first rotation despite having little experience on it, with the Swedes taking advantage of that after having tested the waters on it during ESL Pro League against Heroic.

"It's a map that we wanted to play and incorporate into our map pool," f0rest told us after NIP won the series in Bahrain. "We tried it out against Heroic in ESL Pro League. We hadn't had a lot of practice on Vertigo, but we kept on grinding on it and now I think it accumulated to a point where we thought 'okay, sh*t, it's available, let's go for it.'"

f0rest gave us some thoughts on their first Vertigo win

Although the map got very close in the last stretch, it was apparent that FaZe hadn't been very well-versed on the map, getting caught off-guard by NIP's map control. "FaZe showed resilience towards the end and we just stuck with what was working, playing aggressively both as T and CT, gain as much map control as possible, and, eventually, we could grind it out."

Although f0rest believes getting their first win on Vertigo gives NIP options in the future, they are still unclear on where they stand on it. "All we had to go off was our own style of play on Vertigo. It's so hard, we don't really know what to expect from Vertigo as a map. It feels like all the teams play it differently, at least from practice, everyone approaches the map in a different way. It's hard to say where we're standing on Vertigo as a team and it's hard to say where FaZe is standing."

With that in mind, the 31-year-old doesn't see it likely that it will scare off Astralis or Liquid in the upper bracket final of BLAST Pro Series Global Final. "I'm not going to say it's going to scare either Liquid or Astralis, I don't think it's going to faze them at all, honestly. At least it opened up something for us now, having a win on Vertigo. It makes us more comfortable on the map, as well."

Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1635
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
GOAT?
2019-12-12 16:15
13 replies
#2
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Spain Granjero
Yeah
2019-12-12 16:15
4 replies
damn...
2019-12-12 16:16
3 replies
Monster Goat
2019-12-12 16:34
2 replies
GOAT of all GOATS
2019-12-12 16:56
1 reply
Astralis should be scared
2019-12-12 17:19
YES SIR
2019-12-12 16:16
1 reply
Ok boo
2019-12-13 05:47
#9
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Estonia Mrkruvi
yes
2019-12-12 16:18
no competition
2019-12-12 16:23
#23
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India FosFate
Consistently outputting 1.10+ rating since 2008 (1.2+ from 2012 to 2016) Definitely GOAT
2019-12-12 16:47
1 reply
Device is goat of csgo tho... maybe forest GOAT in general but device has been a top 5 player for more than half of the game’s existence.
2019-12-12 22:44
Yes
2019-12-12 16:50
#31
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Brazil Xuxuzilla
Yess
2019-12-12 17:01
#5
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Australia IamthekinG
Good
2019-12-12 16:16
goat himself hes like messi in CSGO
2019-12-12 16:16
3 replies
#17
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United States 69420
>Messi >Goat
2019-12-12 16:32
2 replies
ill take both please
2019-12-12 16:33
Messi = GOAT
2019-12-12 16:34
GOAT
2019-12-12 16:17
#8
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Europe Theivze
Gl
2019-12-12 16:17
Forp the goat
2019-12-12 16:19
legend
2019-12-12 16:19
GOAT
2019-12-12 16:27
The BEST
2019-12-12 16:31
f0rest good but not best
2019-12-12 16:34
7 replies
#25
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India FosFate
It's 2019 mate. He's 31. Him outputting 1.1+ right now, defying cs esport laws (lol) is crazy His "best" time has passed
2019-12-12 16:50
4 replies
+1
2019-12-12 16:56
+1
2019-12-12 16:58
#48
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United States Prattatat
+1
2019-12-12 19:36
+1
2019-12-12 19:58
JW bestest
2019-12-12 20:24
1 reply
+1
2019-12-12 21:27
#22
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Sweden axelious
GOAT
2019-12-12 16:44
GOAT
2019-12-12 16:54
Until you pick it again and get rekt 16-3 or something. It’s always the same with nip.
2019-12-12 17:09
1 reply
This is so fucking true lmao
2019-12-12 19:01
The crazy part about f0rest is that he was in his prime in 1.6, thats how fucking good he was because hes still sick right now. For me hes #1 of all time. It used to be a debate between he and neo but its not even close for me now. Hes the most naturally gifted cs player ever, and hes doing it with a fucking kid, wife / gf and the responsibilities that you have of being a man. Hes not some kid who can come home after school and just game all day without a care or responsibility in the world. Hes unreal.
2019-12-12 17:13
1 reply
nt but #1 is ZywOo
2019-12-12 20:25
#35
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United Kingdom Aelin
GOAT, undoubtedly.
2019-12-12 17:23
baiting so they don't pick it nt goat
2019-12-12 17:24
GOAT
2019-12-12 17:26
#38
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Portugal faizk
Mr GOAT
2019-12-12 17:31
goat and god
2019-12-12 17:35
#40
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Ukraine TBOY(2)
31 y.o and still kick asses
2019-12-12 17:39
#41
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Canada roylin
F0rest > all
2019-12-12 18:19
GOAT GOAT GOAAAAAAT
2019-12-12 18:27
#43
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Russia Ribbon
GOAT
2019-12-12 18:40
HAHA
2019-12-12 18:46
Fack fårest coldzero and cogu best humans ever.
2019-12-12 19:08
FUCKING GOAT!!!!
2019-12-12 19:58
legend
2019-12-12 20:21
Ctrr +c vtlr+v
2019-12-12 20:38
GOAT
2019-12-13 02:12
f0rest the 30yo genius kid
2019-12-13 08:38
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