s1ren: "arT said that we got lucky and that it would be easy for them, that lit a fire in me"

Spirit's youngster believes the team still has upset potential after winning their first match on stage at the PGL Major in Antwerp.

Pavel "⁠s1ren⁠" Ogloblin sat down with HLTV to share his thoughts about Spirit's match against FURIA in the PGL Major Antwerp's quarter-finals, where they made quick work of the Brazilians in a 2-0 series.

The 19-year-old talked about how Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's words on stage before the series began, where he said that the Russians had gotten lucky in their previous match, as well as André "⁠drop⁠" Abreu shooting dead bodies in the initial rounds, lit a fire in him which ended up in the youngster ending with a series-high 1.32 rating.

FURIA trash talking and shooting bodies motivated s1ren to play his best

s1ren also talked about the match itself, including Spirit's decision to pick Ancient instead of Nuke, the decision to start Vertigo on the attacking side, and his belief that every map and match is winnable.

You played your first match on a stage, it was the whole team's first time, what were your first impression of being up there in a Major quarter-final?

When we came to the player's lounge and saw the arena we were really nervous, I thought that I would be shaking. But when I was on stage I felt the energy, soaked it up and I felt like it would make me play even better than I would have otherwise.

And you did play really well. There were quite a few Brazilian fans in the front row and they were quite loud. How much of that did you feel?

We obviously heard them. We wanted to make them silent, make them cry, because they were cheering really hard for FURIA.

There was also a corner next to your booth cheering for you guys. Did you get their energy?

Yeah, we believe they were NAVI fans, but they supported us and we really appreciate it. It was very nice, cheers to them.

You had a couple of days to prepare going into the match itself. What was the preparation like and what did you think of facing FURIA. Were you confident you could come out on top?

Before the match-up we knew they would pick Vertigo because on paper it's our weakest map, which we lost recently to CPH Flames. But in the two days off that we had we practiced it a lot, added some strats and basically grinded the map. We knew it would be our chance to turn it around.

We knew that FURIA would prepare for us to pick Nuke because we beat them on it during the group stage, but we decided to surprise them and pick Ancient. We feel that our play style is good against theirs because they just press 'W' and we're good at taking duels. On Ancient, especially, CT side is favored so we can get a lot of rounds there and if they don't prepare for out T side we can get a lot of rounds there, as well, which we did.

Why did you pick T-side on Vertigo?

We really feel comfortable on T-side because we have a 100% winrate when we start T on Vertigo. We were really comfortable.

You've experienced the stage now, had your first contact with it going into the semi-finals. Now you're up against FaZe, one of the favorites to win the Major. Do you have it in you to cause another uspet?

We knew that we'd be able to beat top tier teams, and now we beat one on stage. We got the experience and now we feel like we have a good chance against FaZe, as well.

We worked a lot and we feel like we have a chance, obviously they're the best team in the world, but we feel confident in the work we've been doing over the past few months. Now everybody is hitting their shots, the strats are working, and teams haven't watched that many of our demos, so I think we'll have a chance.

You had a good game on the stage against FURIA, personally, even as one of the more inexperienced players on the team. What was it that got you going?

Before the game arT said that we got lucky and that it would be easy for them, that lit a fire in me, which I feed off of. Then during Vertigo, drop was shooting our bodies when he got kills, and that lit an even bigger fire, so I really wanted to fuck them up.

You made it to the Major semi-finals, something few could have imagined before the event. How are you processing all of this and what's the atmosphere in the team right now?

Right now everyone is really hyped up about the whole situation, we know it's in our hands. There's no pressure at all on us because we have nothing to lose. We're already here, so every map is winnable, every game is winnable, and we can just take it.

Brazil André 'drop' Abreu
André 'drop' Abreu
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
978
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Russia Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
179
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
#1
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Europe trash_star
nice)
2022-05-21 11:06
1 reply
#19
based | 
United States Virgin Islands zj2
gj arT "We wanted to make them silent, make them cry" hahshahahah
2022-05-21 11:17
#2
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Poland maciucha
Why asked
2022-05-21 11:06
#3
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Serbia eliiiiii_
kekw fArt moment
2022-05-21 11:07
#5
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Finland Cucumber))
Cringe from arT then
2022-05-21 11:07
3 replies
#130
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Russia zykeNj
farT, s1ren - krasavchik :)
2022-05-21 13:05
+1 I agree. I know it is just banther, but honestly it is very stupid saying the guys were lucky, that's not true at all.
2022-05-21 14:34
1 reply
ye exactly i like FURIA as a team a lot but it's really stupid to say
2022-05-21 14:36
#6
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
arT being toxic Is anybody surprised by this?
2022-05-21 11:07
30 replies
#20
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Brazil Axelom
trash talk isn't toxic, in fact without it the scene would be boring
2022-05-21 11:15
27 replies
lul, typical brasilians
2022-05-21 11:29
20 replies
+1
2022-05-21 11:45
+1
2022-05-21 12:36
+1
2022-05-21 13:01
Why are u lads so scared of trash talk lmao. A little bit of banter is great.
2022-05-21 13:06
9 replies
I'm not scared, I just think you should grow out of trashtalking by the time you're 20. Its childish.
2022-05-21 13:13
7 replies
Is it really though? Kinda rich coming from people playing video games aged 20+ don't you think? Or do you only make age-based stereotypes when it fits your narrative
2022-05-21 13:58
6 replies
Yes, it is. It's immature, bad behavior and tells about the persons inability to control himself. Also, the narrative that only kids play video games is outdated. It was relevant when video games were a new thing, but now they have been around for 40 years. Even my wife's father, who is 70 years old, plays video games. Gaming has become multi-generational as the generations who were kids or young adults as video games came out grew older and now have kids of their own.
2022-05-21 14:18
5 replies
+1
2022-05-21 15:54
#194
KQLY | 
Montenegro 4bnty
"trash talking is immature", tell that to basketball or football players
2022-05-21 16:13
3 replies
Wdym? There are trashtalkers in every sport, but majority of players dont do it.
2022-05-21 17:41
2 replies
Innocent. Trashtalking is actually a part of sports and competition in general. It adds sparks to the scene and can be used to destabilize weak minded opponents. A person can trashtalk during competition but still be great friends with their opponent, that is actually maturity, not the BS u're talking about.
2022-05-21 19:49
1 reply
I'm fully aware of the points you're making, I just strongly disagree with them. It is a part of sports, even though it shouldn't be, just like all other dodgy shit, like diving, pulling the other players shirt, punching/kicking the opponent when the referee is not watching etc. If you can't win your opponent without stuff like this, play better.
2022-05-21 23:16
#172
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Brazil guidbe
Exactly. It happens in every sport and for what is worth,arT paid for his words.
2022-05-21 15:04
I think trash talking is great. But art got his shit kicked in for doing it. Gotta be able towalk the walk if youre gonna talk the talk
2022-05-21 13:55
4 replies
Exactly, that's the risk you take. If you start the game well, it can destabilize them. Unfortunately Spirit is just a way better team at the moment, and apparently have a very good mentality, so it went bad.
2022-05-21 14:53
2 replies
EU is snowflakes, no wonder its dead crowd over there
2022-05-21 15:01
1 reply
+1
2022-05-21 15:36
True. That's why it takes balls to trash talk. It makes neutrals side with spirit. Made the game interesting
2022-05-23 06:53
Dude art was playful/jolly before the match just to ignite the crowd. Your passive aggressive comment regarding a citizenship is much more toxic than his comment.
2022-05-21 15:17
+1
2022-05-21 19:42
#46
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Afghanistan islandboi
except Furia is not a top6 team under any circumstance. Nip vs Furia, free moneh Spirit vs Furia, freeeeee moneh
2022-05-21 11:32
4 replies
Bet you lost some money vs G2 lol
2022-05-21 15:48
3 replies
#218
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Afghanistan islandboi
funny thing, i had my doubts bout G2 at 1.35. went for over rounds on 1st and 3rd map. didnt bet winner there.
2022-05-21 19:08
2 replies
Based
2022-05-21 19:33
1 reply
#226
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Afghanistan islandboi
g2 looked shaky vs heroic, then giving up vertigo vs VP... didnt really spark any confidence
2022-05-21 20:19
#100
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Europe Utaii
That s not trash talk, this is a pathetic little kid trying to play kid s level mind games. One look at the guy and everyone who speaks pt thinks the same : cuzao. Trash talk implies that you got the skills to back em up...we all saw how that went...
2022-05-21 12:24
trash talk on the stage to give the crowd some entertainment isn't toxic you nerd
2022-05-21 13:12
1 reply
"Before the game arT said that we got lucky and that it would be easy for them, that lit a fire in me" So no he didn't entertain the fans, didn't even say it to anyone else as far as we know. Just pure trash talk
2022-05-21 15:38
#7
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Russia mshkoda
GL in semis Pasha and save my fantasy again please😇
2022-05-21 11:07
Typical brazil
2022-05-21 11:08
#11
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Russia evg1804
Knew it would give the guys power! Nice job arT!
2022-05-21 11:09
3-0 in legends, 2:0 vs them. yes all luck, braindead art
2022-05-21 11:09
2 replies
Versus who?
2022-05-21 12:33
1 reply
#109
b1t | 
Russia dteakh
versus the team that has almost won NAVI in quaters and versus two more play-off teams.
2022-05-21 12:38
Legendary FarT moment
2022-05-21 11:09
farT
2022-05-21 11:10
Brazil moment
2022-05-21 11:11
#16
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Iran oldHabit
what arT said turned on the siren WEEEE WOOOO WEEEE WOOOO WEEE WOOOO WEEEE WOOOOO
2022-05-21 11:12
8 replies
#31
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Brazil _Awper
LOL
2022-05-21 11:24
Hahahahhahah
2022-05-21 11:27
Gold
2022-05-21 11:43
+1 pog real
2022-05-21 11:47
lmao
2022-05-21 12:00
furia had no chance against the Spirit polícia who drop'ped them on their asses and sent them on a trip to de_airport. They could only hear the s1ren's on the way there and Spirit confiscated the stolen arT.
2022-05-21 12:01
1 reply
That ringing in their ears
2022-05-21 12:49
He got a great siren!
2022-05-21 12:48
farT always cringe he never was good
2022-05-21 11:12
farT much
2022-05-21 11:14
s1ren: I took that personally
2022-05-21 11:16
1 reply
This is what I came here for. Thank you.
2022-05-21 12:31
Good luck to the lads! I got FaZe as winner of this match and also in finals, but I gotta admire this Spirit team and how incredible they are.
2022-05-21 11:16
good run but i it's done for spirit this time
2022-05-21 11:16
farT too much
2022-05-21 11:17
s1ren who
2022-05-21 11:18
11 replies
S1ren 1 semifinal, stavn 0 semifinal. Now fuk off
2022-05-21 11:24
10 replies
7 replies
Talking about present, where is stavn to call s1ren a no namer?
2022-05-21 11:47
5 replies
stavn >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> no namer
2022-05-21 12:01
2 replies
Is stavn playing tomorrow on the stage?
2022-05-21 12:16
1 reply
ur nonamer bot will also not play on stage tomorrow :D
2022-05-21 13:02
Dude chill! BR got eliminated that only matters here
2022-05-21 12:42
1 reply
Ok, sry mens(((
2022-05-21 12:45
S1ren 1 antwerp semifinal Stavn 0 antwerp semifinal
2022-05-21 12:50
#45
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United States KhT
last major stavn was in major semi final
2022-05-21 11:30
1 reply
2022-05-21 11:48
#27
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Other rssyo
KEKW FURIA KEKW
2022-05-21 11:19
farT wth
2022-05-21 11:22
#32
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Brazil _Awper
Spirit fluke team like Avangar, Ence, Renegades, etc.
2022-05-21 11:24
30 replies
Cry more
2022-05-21 11:26
2 replies
#36
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Brazil _Awper
I'm not crying, it's a fact.
2022-05-21 11:27
1 reply
Cry me a river
2022-05-21 12:43
#41
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Other Quagmire_
Cry is free bra71l
2022-05-21 11:28
3 replies
#43
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Brazil _Awper
You are 12yo at best.
2022-05-21 11:29
2 replies
#44
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Other Quagmire_
Nah I'm 71
2022-05-21 11:30
1 reply
oof
2022-05-21 11:46
fluke avangar is a solid top10 team for past 3 yrs but nt
2022-05-21 11:34
6 replies
#49
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Brazil _Awper
Spirit can be a top 5 team and Renegades was good as 100T, that's not my point. Edit: Ence was good for a while too.
2022-05-21 11:37
4 replies
means u just talking bullshit if these teams proved themselfs as top tier teams after their major runs
2022-05-21 11:39
1 reply
#59
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Brazil _Awper
I'm talking about their Major runs.
2022-05-21 11:44
that fluke Avangar was top 3 and u saying Spirit CAN BE a top 5 team lmao
2022-05-21 13:13
1 reply
#144
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Brazil _Awper
I'm not talking about Avangar/VP success... I'm talking about their Major run.
2022-05-21 13:17
+1
2022-05-21 13:46
#56
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Kazakhstan k_a_s
Cry
2022-05-21 11:43
1 reply
#58
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Brazil _Awper
2022-05-21 11:44
oh no, crying cuz there's no bra71l team in semi?? (:
2022-05-21 11:46
1 reply
#68
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Brazil _Awper
Damn! Savage!
2022-05-21 11:49
same as imperial just that they are washed up bots and spirit isnt
2022-05-21 11:54
3 replies
#89
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Brazil _Awper
I disagree
2022-05-21 12:05
2 replies
no1 cares that you are delusional and you disagree
2022-05-21 12:30
1 reply
#143
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Brazil _Awper
That's just your opinion man
2022-05-21 13:16
Cry
2022-05-21 12:48
#168
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Germany So_Dumm
ofc no Immortal on this list
2022-05-21 14:48
6 replies
#195
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Brazil _Awper
No gambit either, they were both good teams prior to the major, different from those teams that become better after the major.
2022-05-21 16:16
5 replies
#197
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Germany So_Dumm
You've mentioned Avangar u dumbo, they are literally the same story as Immortal
2022-05-21 16:20
4 replies
#198
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Brazil _Awper
What? Immortals was winning tier 2 tournaments for 2 years before the Major and where also a top 10-12 team for years.
2022-05-21 16:21
3 replies
#199
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Germany So_Dumm
and Avangar didn't?
2022-05-21 16:23
1 reply
#200
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Brazil _Awper
Before the major?
2022-05-21 16:24
#201
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Germany So_Dumm
nvm, I forgot that Immortals were really that good in 2017
2022-05-21 16:24
#33
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Turkey orionski
art was clearly joking when he said they got lucky but hey, it's nice to see s1ren getting motivated over it.
2022-05-21 11:25
arT rekt
2022-05-21 11:27
"And then I took it personally"- S1ren
2022-05-21 11:32
Nt Art was kidding
2022-05-21 11:38
4 replies
If other team would say to furia, you'd send death threats because "you guys are so bullied"...
2022-05-21 11:55
3 replies
+1 br victim complex
2022-05-21 12:02
Prove it or i'll...
2022-05-21 12:12
Lmao dude he literally said it while smiling.
2022-05-21 16:50
#54
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Latvia pumasiK
Toxic fart
2022-05-21 11:42
I loved the " they just press W" lol. That summarized why Furia got 2Oed by Spirit. Spirit may be really tough for Faze today.
2022-05-21 11:49
So many malding bra71lians in the comments
2022-05-21 11:53
#74
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Russia qvverty
"they just press 'W'" The definitive guide to brazil cs
2022-05-21 11:54
3 replies
flag
2022-05-21 12:00
1 reply
but he’s right
2022-05-21 12:13
#113
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Other Quagmire_
Lmao
2022-05-21 12:42
#76
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Czech Republic Evis1337
"We knew that we'd be able to beat top tier teams, and now we beat one on stage." No, you beat FURIA, not top tier team :D
2022-05-21 11:57
4 replies
Coming in this tourney they where top 40 so ofc beating a team which has been consistently in top 10/15 is a top team for them
2022-05-21 12:00
furia is top tier team but they were so lost playing in front of arena
2022-05-21 12:02
1 reply
#222
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Brazil beugen1o
+1
2022-05-21 19:47
#175
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North America minte
-1
2022-05-21 15:17
#79
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France Diodele
s0ren is toxic
2022-05-21 12:00
Ppl should stop underestimate younger teams In meta we got now any team can beat any team and thats it No more ERA`s
2022-05-21 12:01
#88
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United States Illusi0n1g
Lets go Spirit! Im rooting for you guys too.
2022-05-21 12:04
#90
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France brunky
KSCERATO dancing when they came up to the stage and arT'ego... FURIA got what they deserved, some education.
2022-05-21 12:05
Spirit will win faze. Europeans do not understand the concept of provoking your adversarie to take them off their game. Sometimes it backfires lol. Anyway. Spirit is now a hardened team that learned by their first major run and now has what it takes to win it all. Cheering for spirit.
2022-05-21 12:23
This title made me want to see this: youtube.com/watch?v=zMJowIB7c_A
2022-05-21 12:32
fart kekw
2022-05-21 12:34
Furia got rekt for their "banter" (ofc its bm)
2022-05-21 12:39
"they just press W" Lol i love this guy :D
2022-05-21 12:42
art just wanna rush everywhere like a mindless bat. gj s1ren king
2022-05-21 12:45
Fart kek
2022-05-21 12:45
The 19-year-old talked about how Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's words on stage before the series began, where he said that the Russians had gotten lucky in their previous match, as well as André "⁠drop⁠" Abreu shooting dead bodies in the initial rounds, lit a fire in him which ended up in the youngster ending with a series-high 1.32 rating. TALK ABOUT JINXING IT!
2022-05-21 12:46
#127
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Ukraine d3adLY
but he was right(99%), u wont play like this in 3 months, its fluke major run
2022-05-21 12:54
6 replies
#158
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Russia czern0bog
lmao
2022-05-21 14:32
flag. being inconsistent = fluke? major is the most important event of the year, everyone will play at their max. Spirit has been playing at high lvl for more than one year now, stop crying Ukraine, Spirit doesnt support the war, go cry about VP connections to the government instead.
2022-05-21 14:44
2 replies
#169
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Europe Zwenix
+1
2022-05-21 14:52
#180
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Ukraine d3adLY
LMAO dude, i like spirit, i just said its 99%, they have 2 new players + they didnt do anything before this major 99% they wont play like this in 3 months I didnt even say that spirit support war... vp and gamit support but spirit dont
2022-05-21 15:33
#173
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France marponche
d3adlY the stupidiest user of the site with another stupid comment
2022-05-21 15:07
1 reply
#181
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Ukraine d3adLY
why? so u think tier 2-3 players (patsi and siren) will play good in 3 months?
2022-05-21 15:33
not trashtalk not toxic, just a fart
2022-05-21 13:08
#136
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Switzerland ayygurl
lesgo!
2022-05-21 13:10
farT moment
2022-05-21 13:12
2022-05-21 13:26
i think he is next cs goat
2022-05-21 13:36
thats why i hate them
2022-05-21 13:59
#154
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Brazil maT15
it's amazing how FURIA messes with the minds of her opponents lol, art was clearly joking.
2022-05-21 14:17
2 replies
its amazing how their minds are messed when they see a crowd
2022-05-21 14:33
minds? Anyone would react to a statement like this, especially when the whole crowd full of brazilians is cheering against you lol.
2022-05-21 14:41
farT has a big ego lol glad they lost
2022-05-21 14:18
1 reply
Art is one of the most humbe guys m8, also he said it was easy while smiling, he was clearly joking but apparently everybody took it to heart.
2022-05-21 16:55
Zip your mouth karrigan
2022-05-21 14:36
chad
2022-05-21 14:38
another day of tier 5 brazilians trashtalking and getting smashed by an EU/CIS team
2022-05-21 14:40
6 replies
fan of vega lol what about sweden cs? NIP and FNATIC doing well? how about forest? xizt? friberg? cs is going so well in sweden that you have to talk trash about other teams and need a CIS team to win against furia, lol
2022-05-21 15:25
5 replies
"fan of vega lol" yes, makes a lot of sense since this team doesnt exist Thank you for mentioning some of hundreds of swedish cs legends lol, idk why though. Trash talk? FURIA is just a disgusting trash full of arrogant bots who never shut their mouth, everyone enjoyed their loss against Spirit. 16-2 Nuke 16-10 Inferno No, I dont need a CIS team to win against low skilled no brain FURIA players who can only run and shoot lol.
2022-05-21 15:32
3 replies
swidish cs is dead dude just accept it furia top 11
2022-05-21 15:40
2 replies
2022-05-21 15:41
#190
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Czech Republic Evis1337
but nip is better than any brazilian team
2022-05-21 15:58
#215
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North America BoDaddy
You’re such a clown
2022-05-21 18:25
#178
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Myanmar Li4Nzz
Furia BM got backfired lol.
2022-05-21 15:27
Eu falei porra, esses russinho se alimentam de sonhos
2022-05-21 15:46
3 replies
#191
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Russia Lovely_VI
Ya was ponyal
2022-05-21 16:00
2 replies
me is horse my friend Mitia
2022-05-21 17:10
1 reply
#208
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Russia Lovely_VI
XD
2022-05-21 17:18
Someone trash talking give him more fire to win then a major title?? ok... ive heard everithing by now
2022-05-21 16:04
3 replies
Trashtalk = motivation to prove them wrong Have you never heard about this concept? Live under a rock?
2022-05-21 16:17
1 reply
#214
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North America BoDaddy
Def does
2022-05-21 18:24
#212
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North America BoDaddy
You’re not very smart
2022-05-21 18:24
#211
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North America BoDaddy
ArT is such a clown. No clue why Brazil players have to talk so much trash and BM every game. Sad and pathetic
2022-05-21 18:24
Trash talk before the game is very good, for the "hype" of the match. Trash talk after match is for cowardly people. End of discussion.
2022-05-21 18:54
1 reply
agreed but trash talk on big stage makes extra pressure and extra despair if u lose
2022-05-21 19:27
Honestly, they got lucky
2022-05-21 23:45
#229
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United States DarkFX
I think Spirit are the 3rd best team in the world right now
2022-05-22 00:31
#230
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Germany 4ntoN
Good luck to the lads! I got FaZe as winner of this match and also in finals, but I gotta admire this Spirit team and how incredible they are.
2022-05-22 13:04
And we got fucked very well Lmao
2022-05-24 00:53
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