Dav after upsetting Sinners: "We came here to prove that we can do damage"
ONYX arrived at V4 Future Sports Festival Play-In as the second lowest ranked team at the event, only outranking a Hungarian mix. Despite this underdog status they managed to take an opening day victory over SINNERS, the second highest ranked team.
First things first: it must be nice to get revenge on Sinners after your loss to them in the V4 International Cup!
It feels amazing. We had a slump in our game against them, so I guess no one expected us to play Inferno again after they stomped us. I think we prepared well for this game, and it paid off.
Like you say Sinners stomped you on Inferno in the International Cup, and you also had a rough game against Fiend on the same map in the same event, so were you confident to play it again?
I am fine with how the veto went, we wanted to play either Ancient or Inferno, and it came to that. They were the higher seed so they got to pick Inferno over Ancient, both maps were fine for us. We prepared for everything.
Why do you think your Inferno was so much better this time around?
We watched our mistakes from the previous matches you mentioned, so we just didn’t do them again. We have a lot of midround calls, but before that they were making a lot of picks. It’s very hard to play 3v5, so we didn’t let them get those openings. We got a lot of opening frags this game, I’m not sure of the exact numbers, but we did pretty well.
Now you have earned yourselves a match against eSuba to qualify for the main event, you beat them 2-1 in the International Cup, so how are you feeling about that game?
We are kinda surprised that they actually won, I saw Dominik "Blogg1s" Janita went crazy, he was on fire. It is really good for us, we expected to play AGO, but now that we have eSuba I think it’s a real chance for us to go through and make it to the main event.
So you said you were expecting to play AGO, does that mean you haven’t prepared much for eSuba?
We all had a lot of time before the tournament, we already knew our groups and everything, so we prepared for every team. I think we will be fine.
That is the goal! We came here to prove that we can do damage, the main goal is to play these big teams. We will try to make ourselves proud, play good versus these types of teams, and then go all the way.
If you could pick between any of the teams in the main event, who would you want to play and why?
Gambit. We pracced a lot versus them, so we know their playstyle and everything. Our playstyle does not fit theirs, so I think we could surprise them.
And it would be cool to beat the number 3 team in the world?
What were the expectations for your team coming into this event?
After switching players, we switched like seven days before the tournament, it is hard to have any predictions. Still, you are going to do your best and prepare as much as you can, we did that and we will see how it goes.
Speaking of ArroW, how has it been since adding him to the lineup?
He is trying his best, he doesn’t have a lot of experience but with us explaining a lot of things, at least for now, he is doing a good job in his role. I am confident he is going to step up more.
Are there any goals set for him so that he can achieve a long term spot on the roster?
He is for sure the best from the talent squad, we tried him and one more guy. He is good, he has a bright future, and I think this is a very good tournament for him. It is a good start for him, and he can be really good in the future.