rain: "All of these people saying -rain +whatever, that was the motivation for me to play better"

The Norwegian spoke about his form and motivation in a post-match interview.

A stellar performance from Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard on Nuke allowed FaZe to pick up a 2-1 victory over NIP in the quarter-finals of the PGL Major Antwerp, and the rifler spoke about it in a post-match interview with James "⁠BanKs⁠" Banks in the Sportpaleis.

rain praised FaZe's chemistry and atmosphere

"No, we don't really feel any pressure, we know that even if we are down 15-7, 15-6, we can do a comeback," rain said to open up the interview, pointing out that they might be overconfident sometimes, leading to lost rounds like in the series against the Swedes.

"There is no pressure. It is more that we get too excited sometimes and throw away some rounds, as you see on Inferno and Overpass, we lost both second rounds. We are too excited sometimes."

You can see the 4v2 second-round loss on Inferno in the clip below:

He continued praising the team atmosphere, explaining that FaZe feels like a big family. "That is what you need to have in a team, you need to have a good mood, everyone needs to be getting along together, and so far it has been working really well for us."

Lastly, rain currently averages a 1.15 rating at the Major and posted a 1.52 rating on the opening map against NIP, which led to a question about his form and drive. The Norwegian explained that missing out on the playoffs of IEM Katowice and the calls for him to be replaced by stand-in Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage added fuel to his fire.

"[I have] some extra motivation from all the hate I got, especially after Katowice. All of these people saying -rain +whatever, that was the motivation for me to play better. And also the young kids on my team bring me up and motivate me with how much they play."

After their victory over NIP, FaZe continue in the playoffs and will face the winners of Spirit - FURIA on Saturday.

Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1183
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
United Kingdom James 'BanKs' Banks
James 'BanKs' Banks
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
good
2022-05-19 21:19
14 replies
#23
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North America drac0zGOD
SOMEONE PLAY THE GIGACHAD THMESONG NOW
2022-05-19 21:22
11 replies
-rain +jks
2022-05-19 21:29
10 replies
#55
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Brazil ProdigioGG
rain reads hltv forum confirmed
2022-05-19 21:35
9 replies
i just boost his confidence mens, but navi to stronk for faze navi ez major
2022-05-19 21:38
2 replies
ok but when -rain
2022-05-19 22:04
#171
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Finland d0udy3160
Ence will win against navi and lose to faze
2022-05-20 09:05
#165
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Brazil Fauchard
If I was a pro player I will never get close to this forums hahaha
2022-05-20 08:14
5 replies
Indeed
2022-05-20 09:18
#177
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Denmark Kon10R
+1 Only silly youngsters, primitive cavemen and skidrow outcasts are hanging out in here ... like me! 😁
2022-05-20 11:25
3 replies
nah there's definently some pros here, they just hide
2022-05-20 13:05
2 replies
#191
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Denmark Kon10R
You know or guess?
2022-05-20 13:13
1 reply
im sitting next to karrigan rn, your reply made him laugh!
2022-05-20 14:02
RAIN, YOU DO READ THE FORUNS?
2022-05-19 21:33
1 reply
#178
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Denmark Kon10R
Nope.
2022-05-20 11:26
GIGACHAD Rain
2022-05-19 21:19
2 replies
#158
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Argentina ElNashet
+1
2022-05-20 01:37
#190
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Slovakia r100
+1
2022-05-20 13:11
BANKS. BANKS. BANKS. BANKS. BANKS. BANKS. BANKS. BANKS. BANKS. BANKS. BANKS. BANKS.
2022-05-19 21:19
1 reply
Is he still running faze?
2022-05-19 23:36
rainMONSTA
2022-05-19 21:19
+rain
2022-05-19 21:19
hltv user
2022-05-19 21:19
1 reply
More like twitter user
2022-05-19 23:06
-rain +rox
2022-05-19 21:20
5 replies
god rox 40 kills every bo5
2022-05-19 21:24
1 reply
xD
2022-05-19 22:02
-rox +rock
2022-05-19 22:03
2 replies
-rock +cock
2022-05-19 22:24
1 reply
#150
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Brazil frajolla
-cock +cock -cock +cock -cock +cock -cock +cock
2022-05-19 23:55
#8
HObbit | 
Pakistan sanos
no problem rain, hltv always there to motivate u👍
2022-05-19 21:20
1 reply
Haha, that's one way to look at it
2022-05-20 09:26
what is this article? just a tldw off his post match interview on stream? lmao
2022-05-19 21:20
9 replies
as is every article
2022-05-19 21:21
4 replies
normally its exlusive interviews, this is the most lazy article i've seen on hltv
2022-05-19 21:25
3 replies
hltv becoming like online news they will do everything for clicks
2022-05-19 21:28
2 replies
I'm 100% sure prof made an article about this just because he got tired of the -rain +jks threads
2022-05-19 21:56
1 reply
as he should! screw those threads, rain and prof proving everyone wrong!
2022-05-20 08:26
Maybe for people who didnt and couldnt see it? maybe not everyone watches the clips and its okay lol
2022-05-19 21:23
have you ever read sports news? This is pretty industry standard
2022-05-19 21:40
1 reply
i read hltv
2022-05-19 21:59
Because the f*ckers of PGL production swiped to analist desk before the interview
2022-05-19 22:16
now win major or -rain
2022-05-19 21:20
4 replies
So goddamn boring when every player changes team all the time. I rather see rain in Faze than any other player.. This team got every bit of the puzzle to win this major - if they dont - I Wouldnt change the team what so ever.
2022-05-20 08:21
3 replies
Agree.
2022-05-20 11:42
Astralis got so good because they had the same core playing together over so many years
2022-05-20 13:06
Agreed, it also helps to create an identity for the team. An example now is astralis honestly. If they change out farlig at this point i will completely give up on them
2022-05-20 15:21
HAHAHA HLTV SWEATING CLOWNS
2022-05-19 21:21
2 replies
#148
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India SKS_1337
name checks out
2022-05-19 23:52
name checks out
2022-05-20 08:52
Its me! -Rain +JKS
2022-05-19 21:21
1 reply
+1
2022-05-19 22:01
only bots say -rain
2022-05-19 21:21
2 replies
u just said it
2022-05-19 21:36
1 reply
owned
2022-05-19 22:05
gigachad
2022-05-19 21:22
didnt read but faze pls -rain +jks
2022-05-19 21:22
13 replies
still coping from C9 elimination ?
2022-05-19 22:59
12 replies
how does that make any sense at all
2022-05-19 23:20
11 replies
weren't you the one creating thread talking about sh0r0 top 3 this year and making comparaisons with him and broky/ZywOo/S1mple ect ...
2022-05-20 01:32
9 replies
why would i make a thread like that? sh1ro is clearly top2 this year so far
2022-05-20 15:00
8 replies
keep coping
2022-05-20 15:03
7 replies
6 replies
player ranking is by MVP and tournaments won /finals , an onliner that struggles to advance to major legends and only won a tier 3 tournament all 2022 doesn't deserve to be top 20
2022-05-20 15:11
5 replies
sh1ro will place higher than ropz though, so i dont understand your point
2022-05-20 15:32
4 replies
Ropz : +2 tier 1 tournaments won + 1MVP Sh0r0 : Bookmarked , won't age well
2022-05-20 15:36
3 replies
sh1ro 2x better stats, 1mvp and evps why do you sound so salty for no apparent reason? do you have anger management issues?
2022-05-20 15:38
2 replies
classical ' sh1ro_clutch_minister ' dodging the subject , don't embarass youself his farmed his stats + mvp against tier 3 teams , look at the stats in the last 3 months : hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2022-02..
2022-05-20 15:40
1 reply
hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2022-02.. ironic how you cant even make a successful point because you dont know how hltv filters work lmao
2022-05-20 15:41
why didn't you respond ?
2022-05-20 14:30
dude is barely above 1 rating and saying this lmao
2022-05-19 21:22
3 replies
delusional he is 1.10 last 3 months
2022-05-19 21:26
#94
 | 
Norway 2kayn
??? Are u ok in ur head?
2022-05-19 22:00
#141
 | 
United Kingdom trtr098
as entry fragger you always bait yourself for the team
2022-05-19 23:28
#19
 | 
France marponche
-rain +jks
2022-05-19 21:22
spam -rain so he gets top1 2022
2022-05-19 21:22
GIGACHAD
2022-05-19 21:22
the MAN
2022-05-19 21:22
-rain +me
2022-05-19 21:23
Cool
2022-05-19 21:23
#27
 | 
Peru TenoriPEEK
LOL hltv users helped him
2022-05-19 21:25
nobody can say this . U re f*cking goat
2022-05-19 21:24
Thats a shit motivation source
2022-05-19 21:24
#32
 | 
United States Phanji
-rain +rain
2022-05-19 21:25
2 replies
#106
 | 
Serbia hitomi79
:) sounds like uncertain weather report
2022-05-19 22:03
1 reply
#135
 | 
United States Phanji
lol would be funny if they actually did this
2022-05-19 23:10
The 0-10 first half on inferno says something else tho
2022-05-19 21:26
2 replies
remove your flag and flair, HEATHEN
2022-05-20 12:02
1 reply
nah, facts stay facts either way
2022-05-20 16:24
now FaZe is gonna win the major cuz i made a thread about -rain when he really was trash
2022-05-19 21:26
There's is something special about rain I love his playstyle so much! I want him to stay as long as possible.
2022-05-19 21:27
I have done my fair share of - rain comments, and you have proved me and others wrong. Rain, if you're reading this - i appriciate your attitude, don't ever change it.
2022-05-19 21:27
Do we get paid for this motivation?
2022-05-19 21:28
This just in, HLTV users are bipolar and can change their mind every two rounds whether a player must be cut or is a god. Kids are like that, I remember I was shouting "-ahl" at gotfrag back in the day but I didn't understand the game back then like I do now
2022-05-19 21:32
3 replies
actually true haha
2022-05-19 21:30
#111
 | 
Poland BAN_ANIME
who is ahl
2022-05-19 22:06
1 reply
#174
NiKo | 
Germany Booya
1.6
2022-05-20 09:29
god rain <3
2022-05-19 21:30
-rain -rain -rain -rain -rain
2022-05-19 21:30
#48
 | 
United States Virgin Islands spreemelon
Nice Mr rain. Win Major for your fallen comrades. Olof, guardian and Niko would be proud.
2022-05-19 21:30
#49
 | 
Finland Pikkunova
Rain haters will keep hating. Guy is an absolute monster
2022-05-19 21:32
#51
 | 
Slovakia EvErisT
stupid kids say -rain only
2022-05-19 21:33
glad that annoying trend is over after some good rain performances and ESL win
2022-05-19 21:33
-rain +sun
2022-05-19 21:34
#56
 | 
India Pranav3112
Waiting for maui's expert analysis about how much of a liability rain is
2022-05-19 21:36
#58
 | 
CIS 2ocean
-rain +whatever
2022-05-19 21:38
1 reply
Rain made u
2022-05-20 01:07
Your welcome :) p.s +jks
2022-05-19 21:39
#62
 | 
Guatemala mob1ler
yo welcome xd
2022-05-19 21:40
- rain +godrain
2022-05-19 21:41
lmao hltv
2022-05-19 21:42
Rain became better when he was doubted and hated. This is the character of a true viking.
2022-05-19 21:42
#66
 | 
Belarus danch1k
God
2022-05-19 21:43
#67
 | 
Sweden frizzahh
rain<3
2022-05-19 21:43
#68
 | 
Sweden greger001
-rain +me
2022-05-19 21:44
-rain +GIGACHAD RAIN
2022-05-19 21:45
#70
ele | 
Finland krep
Whatever young talent?
2022-05-19 21:46
-rain +TenZ ???????????
2022-05-19 21:46
lol It made me laugh, but I think people say it as a meme
2022-05-19 21:46
#74
 | 
Portugal dracø
good,get fueled by the hate and rekt them hard
2022-05-19 21:47
help rain to perform by saying -rain +jks I wish we would have knew this at the boston major
2022-05-19 21:48
he says that but everyone knows -rain +rain is the way
2022-05-19 21:49
#77
 | 
Ukraine Xe0m
GIGACHAD
2022-05-19 21:49
#78
 | 
Finland jUPPE!
Still waiting for him to start playing better.
2022-05-19 21:52
what a king
2022-05-19 21:53
People were saying it since 2019 and u decided to step up in 2022? Gj gj but u shouldnt lie to urself, u are just having some good results for short period and will go back to below mediocrity very soon)))
2022-05-19 21:54
3 replies
lmao
2022-05-19 22:02
#151
DD | 
Philippines libon23
I'm expecting some pounding from Na'vi at the grand finals.
2022-05-19 23:57
the pressure of this roster is way different from the NiKo-led roster in 2018. faze have had shaky lineups up until late 2021, where expectations have been low. now that they've accquired their stars in twistzz and ropz the pressure is really on rain to perform at a higher level, which he is doing. i get what you're saying, but people haven't been nagging on rain as much before kato. mandela effect going on in ur head bro
2022-05-20 12:05
-rain +YEKINDAR the perfect faze clan
2022-05-19 21:56
-rain +yekindar
2022-05-19 21:56
#84
 | 
United States DrewJaru
-rain +rain
2022-05-19 21:56
-rain + rain its the only way faze can improve
2022-05-19 21:56
#86
 | 
Poland rakyushi
he didnt play anything special tbh
2022-05-19 21:57
GIGACHAD
2022-05-19 21:59
you're welcome rain :)
2022-05-19 21:59
I was one of them, thank me later.
2022-05-19 21:59
go rain
2022-05-19 22:00
Chad attitude.
2022-05-19 22:00
#96
 | 
Europe S0me_dude
-rain +jks
2022-05-19 22:01
#99
 | 
Romania RBK_GOD
-rain +TENZ Oh, wrong video game xD
2022-05-19 22:01
1 reply
no tenz is bestest csgo player
2022-05-20 00:41
-rain +whatever
2022-05-19 22:02
so rain visits hltv quite often
2022-05-19 22:03
#105
 | 
Greece wazerr
-rain +whatever
2022-05-19 22:03
Faze fans please make a thread -rain +whatever before the final so we get god rain performance ty.
2022-05-19 22:03
happy to help you brother
2022-05-19 22:04
So he was complacent and paycheck stealing until people continuosly called it out... Real "professionalism" here if u cant motivate urself to play better :()
2022-05-19 22:09
#113
mhL | 
South Africa Ray_ZA
-that L +this W
2022-05-19 22:12
Respect
2022-05-19 22:14
''Whatever'' is my nickname. I thought rain dissed me for a moment :D
2022-05-19 22:16
1 reply
But ofcourse you did
2022-05-20 08:49
-rain +Yekindar -Karrigan +jks Twistzz IGL Twistzz is an NA player so hes much smarter then the average European. Will make Faze a much more dynamic team both tactically and firepower wise
2022-05-19 22:17
3 replies
Yekindar is better than rain for sure but your other takes is showing that youre max mg2
2022-05-19 23:12
2 replies
Im actually silver 3
2022-05-19 23:48
1 reply
lmao mate
2022-05-20 11:28
Always +rain -whoever
2022-05-19 22:18
-Yekindar +rain
2022-05-19 22:21
hltv forum controlling all players transfers and decisions
2022-05-19 22:24
respect
2022-05-19 22:24
GIGACHAD
2022-05-19 22:25
#124
 | 
Russia HikZ
gigachad
2022-05-19 22:31
raink1ng
2022-05-19 22:32
LEGEND!
2022-05-19 22:35
god
2022-05-19 22:36
nice
2022-05-19 22:36
Wait. Does he read hltv?
2022-05-19 22:37
#131
 | 
Serbia DakileX
-Rain +Rain
2022-05-19 22:49
hltv chat power
2022-05-19 23:06
EZ FOR RAIN, M V P
2022-05-19 23:11
Ppl acting like flags, when he play good they type 'rain god', when bad '-rain'. But hes the former of this team, hes the one always calm. Hes the one who save Faze many times. Its about chemistry too, and Faze have good chemistry Look at nip, astralis, what they achieved this major? Nuffin
2022-05-19 23:12
1 reply
#147
 | 
India SKS_1337
dindu nuffin edit: its a song by dojacat
2022-05-19 23:52
-rain :))))))
2022-05-19 23:24
#142
 | 
Turkey ColdZer00
respect legend god rain
2022-05-19 23:33
#144
 | 
Canada firtlast
-rain +rain
2022-05-19 23:38
#146
 | 
India SKS_1337
what a gigachad
2022-05-19 23:52
-rain +jks
2022-05-19 23:54
rain GIGACHAD
2022-05-20 00:24
Would it play well without sitting on Karrigan's or another player's energy? Shame on me for PGL and CSGO world broadcasts with this kind of players. Anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about, don't quote me as they are just parasites in a sea of parasites.
2022-05-20 00:32
What a chad, go rain !
2022-05-20 00:34
Nice its work guys, keep -rain +anyone so rain can maintain play good
2022-05-20 02:08
So if i type -rain +yekindar, Will rain perform above yekindar? I hope so
2022-05-20 03:06
GIGACHAD
2022-05-20 03:14
#162
 | 
India aR__
Never doubt rainMONSTA
2022-05-20 03:59
rain reads hltv forums confirmed LMAO
2022-05-20 04:03
3 replies
So the HLTV community CAN influence the players. Feels bad man.
2022-05-20 11:32
2 replies
now i feel bad for the players always getting bashed on. imagine youre having a bad day and you performed bad in a match you go to hltv and see the forums just filled with threads about you getting kicked sadge
2022-05-20 12:07
1 reply
Lmao! :D I feel the same! I have to start thinking twice before I write something about a player.
2022-05-20 12:12
#164
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United Kingdom Flw30
I can't imagine FaZe without rain, he's just the emblem of the team. After ESL, I really hope to see FaZe with the PGL trophy :) Let's go boyzz !!
2022-05-20 05:57
-old rain +new rain
2022-05-20 08:53
-rain +jks
2022-05-20 11:17
#176
 | 
Latvia laiziolas
God rain. I knew that gonna help you man. Keep going. #.FAZE UP
2022-05-20 11:21
-rain +sanji
2022-05-20 11:34
ez for gigachad
2022-05-20 12:13
#194
 | 
Denmark Baxebondi
-rain +rain, but with motivation😈
2022-05-20 14:38
#195
 | 
Ukraine Yuras
ra0n talking kkkkkkk
2022-05-20 14:44
you're welcome rain))
2022-05-20 15:14
#207
 | 
Norway HologramM
RAIN GIGACHAD
2022-05-20 15:42
#208
rain | 
Switzerland zeKxa
rainMONSTA <3
2022-05-20 16:16
And all it took was years of mediocre to poor results. Better late than never ig.
2022-05-20 18:12
Lol,i dont know how can that influence him so much. Half of those silvers didnt even compete on any tournament,not to mention major lol xD
2022-05-20 18:54
EZ
2022-05-22 22:04
Ezz
2022-05-22 22:05
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