k0nfig: "I knew we had it in us; I love this game again and I love this team"
It would have been hard to imagine a better LAN debut for the Complexity line-up, which was assembled three months ago following the arrivals of k0nfig and Valentin "poizon" Vasilev. The result came as a timely morale-booster after the team had failed to qualify for the Europe Minor through the first two open brackets.
"I knew we could play well," k0nfig said in the mixed zone after the match. "I knew we had the team to win, I knew we had it in us, but we hadn't really shown it online. We practiced a lot and I feel a bit burned out, but we played so well. I love this game again and I love this team as well.
"We were hoping for one map and that was it. We got two, so everybody is fucking happy. This is the best thing ever. We were saying, 'Oh, it would be nice to get a few rounds,’ and we were kind of nervous when we walked in. We expected a lot less from ourselves, but everything just worked out and we banged it. We haven't even talked about the other teams we're going to play, so we'll see…"
k0nfig admitted that he was surprised that his team were able to shut out Astralis on Vertigo - a map they had not played in official matches since the roster's creation -, revealing that practice games had not been going well for his side.
"We hadn't been playing really well on CT, it was a mess," he said. "We even thought of switching positions and all of that stuff, but we did it…
"An official match is always different than practice. We had a game plan and just followed it fully."
"We have to go prepare for it now," he said before going back to celebrate with his teammates. "I know [coach] keita has already prepared for it a bit, but we'll see tomorrow. Right now we are on a high after this victory, and I think we can win our next games no matter who we play."