Devilwalk: "One of our biggest strengths is objectively looking at things; after we lost to Complexity we had a four-hour talk"

In an interview conducted by James "BanKs" Banks, Jonatan "Devilwalk" Lundberg spoke about GODSENT's ESL Pro League Season 11 group, the team's strengths, and his personal development as a coach.

GODSENT find themselves in a promising position in Group A of ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe, in which the race for one of the top three spots seems to be wide open. The former SMASH team will open their campaign against Vitality, who are still adjusting to life after Alex "ALEX" McMeekin and will play their first match with Kévin "misutaaa" Rabier.

The European squad had its fair share of issues going into Pro League, with a scheduled bootcamp being canceled amid the growing precaution surrounding the coronavirus, forcing the team to change their plans and practice online. With the team having played just three matches in the past month, Devilwalk feels that the players are currently feeling "slow on adaptations" inside the server.

Devilwalk says communication is the key reason for the team's growth

Despite the lack of action, GODSENT have peaked at No.17 in the rankings, with the key focal point to the squad's constant rise in the last six months being put down to communication by Devilwalk. "We usually get a lot out of discussions, it’s where we develop as a team when we collectively talk as a group. I think one of our biggest strengths is objectively looking at our matches afterward. For example, when we lost to Complexity in the Minor, we had a four-long conversation afterward. We were not mad or anything, it was just like, 'This and that went wrong. What can we change for tomorrow?'.

When asked by BanKs about what he would focus on from a personal standpoint, the Swedish coach explained: "The one thing I want to get better at this year is analysing more demos. I’m a very reactive coach in the game, I try to spot things and work on that, but for me, doing a bit more analytical work this year is what I’m aiming for."

France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
46
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.09
Sweden Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg
Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
400
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom James 'BanKs' Banks
James 'BanKs' Banks
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
devilwalk 1 major s0mple 0
2020-03-15 20:40
I love styko
2020-03-15 20:40
#9
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Finland veganisti 
you prove it or i love styko many many time more than you
2020-03-15 20:42
#69
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Czech Republic VetriX_ 
you prove it or i love styko many many time more than you
2020-03-16 11:44
#11
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Germany Sonnabend 
+1
2020-03-15 20:42
+1
2020-03-15 20:42
#16
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara 
Ayken 0 major, s0mple 0 major
2020-03-15 20:45
that's my awp's name :D
2020-03-15 21:04
#72
meyern | 
Argentina Sagon1 
Inv link?
2020-03-17 17:25
Devilwalk 1 major as a coach s0mple 0 major as a coach
2020-03-15 21:18
Devilwalk didnt win a Major as a coach
2020-03-15 22:09
esl one katowice 2015
2020-03-15 22:15
My bad, then Devilwalk 2 Majors s0mple 0
2020-03-15 22:17
who was fnatic's coach during esl one cologne 2015? edit: ok i found him, his name is vuggo. who tf is he? i must be very newfag
2020-03-15 23:33
#71
Edward | 
Europe xztzonn 
I was coming to post this
2020-03-16 23:46
#2
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Spain Holiwis 
devilwalk cool guy
2020-03-15 20:40
#3
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South America 69monkey69 
awp takes no skill
2020-03-15 20:40
Yes it does idiot it takes skill
2020-03-15 21:03
#34
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Canada U_S_of_Gay 
Name and flair check out
2020-03-15 21:22
that is why in top teams the most skilled player plays awp.
2020-03-15 21:21
#35
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South America 69monkey69 
most easy frags / not most skilled rifles take way more skill than oneclicking people in chest without losing hp
2020-03-15 21:22
yeah you see all awp players running like s1mple and zywhoo over the map. Cuz it os so easy.
2020-03-15 21:24
#38
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South America 69monkey69 
you put them on rifles, force them to entryfrag and both of them will perform two times worse than elige/electonic/brehze/magisk
2020-03-15 21:25
both prove when they play rifle they are better than all these guys together. In 2019 some of their best highlights were with a rifle.
2020-03-15 21:26
#45
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South America 69monkey69 
collecting highlights against brain dead monkeys holding w button is not a good representation of someones skill we all seen zywhoos rifling this year when they had no money for awp, dude is casually bottomfragging while his teammates flash every spot for him and in simples case - he failed his transition to rifles when guardian was on the team, peak simple is farming people with telescope noobgun or rifling na noobs in 2017 when everyone was bad at this game
2020-03-15 21:31
I see you are an expert for stupidity
2020-03-15 21:36
#63
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France LeDiplomate 
Name checks out.
2020-03-15 23:06
yeah no shit, you force the entry fraggers to awp and they will perform two times worse then device/s1mple/zywoo/... (these are not the best examples, because these 3 can actally entry frag)
2020-03-15 21:31
S1mple on a rifle back in Liquid carried them to a Major final. ZyWoO hasnt had any rifling roles because no better awper in France than him atm Edit: Zywoo only has 40% of his kills from an awp with 33% from rifles. For an awper that's a pretty even balance
2020-03-15 22:12
#65
f0rest | 
Sweden S3bluen 
Face a shoulder peek, miss a shot and you're dead. Easy?
2020-03-16 01:36
#4
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Sweden Nokkeri 
LOL
2020-03-15 20:40
#5
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Chile brotherman 
4 hours what the fuck lol
2020-03-15 20:40
#13
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Finland veganisti 
yea, you could make mcdonalds 100x chizborga delivery 240 times in that time
2020-03-15 20:43
very experienced yes Kappa
2020-03-15 22:05
#15
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Sweden swedz4 
+1 Godsent has some weird people...fkn maikelele flatearther xaxaxa
2020-03-15 20:44
k
2020-03-15 20:40
4 hour zzzzzzzzzzzz
2020-03-15 20:40
#14
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Sweden swedz4 
+1
2020-03-15 20:44
#19
vilga | 
Canada PwnNewb 
I mean it really isn't that bad if they have a 30 pack of beer or some joints while they talk
2020-03-15 20:52
I like to see Styko being so good in this team.
2020-03-15 20:42
#17
vilga | 
Canada PwnNewb 
me too, I always thought he was a good player but he always got so much shit with mouz even tho he was a support player, and when he would drop 30 bombs people acted like it was a fluke. Getting to see him in a role to frag hard like he can is great
2020-03-15 20:51
He is probably the 2nd best role player behind TACO. If you look back to his early HR days he had a lot of highlights even when he had shitty stats. TACO has less highlights and arguably worse performances but when he wasnt a support element in TL he was a pretty good performer. I think STYKO is a bit more consistent when not under a supportive role, but TACO has a higher skill ceiling
2020-03-15 22:14
Ye 4 hour talk doesn't fucking make your aim better.
2020-03-15 20:51
they are probably going to work their asses off now so they don't get another 4 hour lecture.
2020-03-15 20:58
hahaahha
2020-03-15 20:59
AHAHAHAH
2020-03-15 21:27
nice one
2020-03-16 09:42
devilwalk to FaZe as a player
2020-03-15 21:00
#25
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South America 69monkey69 
why would he downgrade
2020-03-15 21:04
Big thanks to HLTV for sharing this! Let me know what other players and coaches you want to see me interview. I have been involved in 5 seasons of EPL but due to corona and it being moved online the interviewer role was not needed, scary when that’s a lot of work gone as a freelancer but I wanted to keep making content I genuinely enjoy! A lot more content to come, interviewing blameF tomorrow morning!
2020-03-15 21:04
big up to you Banks, the csgo scene needs a big cudly bear like you! <33 #nohomo maybe interview the psychologists from the teams as well? would be nice background info tbh
2020-03-15 21:09
+1
2020-03-15 21:18
Great idea, I am certainly try!
2020-03-15 21:57
You must ask gym questions as well, how long have you been going? motivation? sports before hand? DIET? etc For BlameF
2020-03-15 21:27
I still want to get in a gym session with the beast that is blameF and you are damn sure I got some questions for that haha!
2020-03-15 21:57
Good :)
2020-03-15 22:16
BanKs best interviewer 2020
2020-03-15 22:15
#28
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World ChiperoG 
If they want to be a real contender in tier 1 they need to kick Maikelele. He is a awper with less than 1.0 in rating, that is not acceptable.
2020-03-15 21:11
#29
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Sweden PentaPenguin 
4h kekw
2020-03-15 21:15
Bad coach
2020-03-15 21:19
+1
2020-03-15 21:50
Krystal is the mastermind Devilwalk the hearth of Godsent
2020-03-15 21:23
Pronax is the BRAINZZ
2020-03-15 21:27
Oh I didnt know the CEO plays in the team...
2020-03-15 21:28
now you know, prolle does all the strats alongside DW and Khrystal/LELELLE
2020-03-15 21:35
sure in your dreamworld
2020-03-15 21:35
I think he does analytical work for them as well. I've seen a lot of Pronax-era based strats since they joined GODSENT
2020-03-15 22:15
Nice
2020-03-15 21:33
I promise you my talk is longer
2020-03-15 22:02
4 hours to sleep
2020-03-16 02:52
#67
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Australia jonyling 
lmao theyre using kassad’s strats now
2020-03-16 06:35
nigga u should have beat maikelele ass up there maybe then u would accomplish something
2020-03-16 13:45
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