dupreeh: "I just think that we started believing a bit"

Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen sat down for an interview with HLTV in the midst of a surprise run to the final here in Lisbon.

Vitality came into BLAST Premier Spring Finals with modest expectations, hoping to make a playoff run after struggling to realise the potential of their roster in the first half of 2022.

They have surpassed those expectations by making the grand final, recovering valiantly from an opening loss to G2 and impressively besting world #2 ENCE along the way.

This iteration of Vitality have now reached their first grand final

Just after confirming that grand final spot, dupreeh gave an interview to HLTV to talk about Vitality's run, the rivalry developing with G2, and the upcoming final with Natus Vincere.

Congratulations, you must be feeling great after that win?

Yeah it’s what we’ve been working towards for a long long time, making playoffs was something that we really wanted to do and now seeing ourselves in the grand final is a big relief for the team. It’s a great joy, there’s a lot of good emotions.

What do you think has been the difference this tournament?

I just think that we started believing a bit, we also got a confidence win against ENCE and that’s been one of the main issues for us, that we haven’t really been able to beat teams within the top ten. It seems like we’ve always been capable of beating the teams below us but we’ve never really made it against the best teams, and you kind of have to do that to go into playoffs (laughs).

This time around it worked out for us, and I think it gave us a lot of confidence going into the game against G2 today.

Talking about the game specifically, it felt like early parts of each half were incredibly important on Dust2, winning the T side pistol and streaking off that, then breaking them when they won their T pistol. What did it feel like for the team?

We got off to that really good start and getting a lot of early T rounds on Dust2 is crucial in terms of winning the map because the CT side can be so hard to play against. I think we made a lot of good decisions coming into the CT side, we won a lot of the gambles and also the money game, we broke them, and I think we broke their confidence also.

Going up against NiKo, he was playing really well on the first side and… well I wouldn’t say he went missing, but on the T side it can be so hard to find the solution, and I just think that is what worked out for us. They couldn’t find a solution, and we had a solution.

On Inferno CT it seemed like the B site was a bit of a problem for you. Do you think that cost you on that map?

I think they had a game plan going into Inferno going B a lot, and we made a few mistakes when they wanted to wrap on A in terms of positioning, and we made some stupid calls. We had the chance of winning at least a couple more rounds on CT, and then winning the pistol on T side but losing the force (laughs) if you end up losing the force every time you win the pistol it’s just going to be worse for you.

We didn’t really gain any momentum, we just kept getting broken, so yeah we didn’t come up with a great solution on Inferno and they really deserved to win.

It seems the T sides have been great this tournament, and specifically that T side on Nuke was very effective. Do you feel you have improved in that aspect coming into this event?

I think we have a really good T side in general, and I think the reason why we’re not putting up the biggest numbers on CT right now is because we are not hitting the shots we’re supposed to, we’re not getting all the double-kills we maybe want to.

ZywOo is stepping up but the rest of us are having somewhat average games, we don’t really have that peak performance all the time, and you kind of need that to be really efficient on CT sides. That’s what we’re missing right now, but if you can get a lot of T rounds, that’s always lovely you know (smiles).

Especially in this meta.

Yes.

People have been talking about a rivalry developing between G2 and Vitality, does it feel like that way to you?

Only in the sense… I mean maybe there’s two cases for it, the main case is that we have played them a lot lately. They are another international team created somewhat at the same time as we were, so in that sense yes it’s a rivalry, and also because their coach is from the previous team, so there is a small hint of what it’s like when we play against Astralis. I think both parties want to prove the other one is wrong and made the wrong decision, I think there’s a rivalry in that sense, but it’s not anything we talk about or that influences the team in a bad way.

We’ve lost a lot to G2 lately, we’ve lost some important games, but I’m at a point where I would trade all the losses so far for this win (laughs) so it’s pretty good.

One last question – how are you guys feeling about the final tomorrow?

It’s going to be interesting, NAVI coming here having recently removed Boombl4 and I know they haven’t played that much lately, but NAVI is NAVI. They have all these really good players, and they have been a consistent top contender for years, so it’s going to be really tough, I think if we play like today we can put up a really good fight. I hope we can do that, it’s all about showing up individually tomorrow.

Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1938
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
#1
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San Marino Loyuu
lets go vita
2022-06-19 12:54
2 replies
NiKo: How did Zywoo do that??? Dupreeh: He started to believe
2022-06-19 15:32
awwww dat didnt last long xdddd
2022-06-20 08:21
#2
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Norway CheNaLii
:( sad
2022-06-19 12:54
goat dupreeh
2022-06-19 12:54
Lets gooo
2022-06-19 12:54
Ez Dupreeh best danish player
2022-06-19 12:55
3 replies
#6
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Croatia dinnkksss
+1
2022-06-19 12:55
No cadian
2022-06-19 14:19
1 reply
#32
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Switzerland Steelbone1
Not best danish cheater
2022-06-19 14:47
#7
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Argentina xpl0d3
Gonna get clap today
2022-06-19 12:55
Let’s go Vitality!
2022-06-19 12:56
vitality win the blast global finals
2022-06-19 12:59
#10
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Hungary YoloKutya
I’d wait for 1 more event before talking about improvememts
2022-06-19 13:00
1 reply
#19
fnx | 
Russia P0vTr
L + ratio
2022-06-19 13:27
#11
REZ | 
Belgium w4lt3r
ifldupreeh
2022-06-19 13:00
GL for both
2022-06-19 13:03
#13
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Believing a B1t? Isn't he playing for Vitality facing B1t and his team today? Has he changed sides? What's happening here?!?
2022-06-19 13:03
3 replies
funny
2022-06-19 13:05
Pakistan humor
2022-06-19 13:19
1 reply
#21
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Serbia hitomi79
He's right, it's confusing AF. The guys in black/yellow jerseys play against guys in black/yellow jerseys ?!?
2022-06-19 13:35
we all are a little BIT LUL
2022-06-19 13:12
nice I hope for a great game, would be a bit awkward if they now get demolished tho
2022-06-19 13:15
6 replies
why would it be awkward? its not like they were super dominant in their previous games
2022-06-19 13:26
5 replies
I meant it like this
2022-06-19 20:35
4 replies
like what?
2022-06-19 20:36
3 replies
roster changes inc I think
2022-06-19 20:36
2 replies
ye prolly they just dont look comfortable
2022-06-19 20:36
1 reply
yes it's sad cause I love people with passion like Apex
2022-06-19 20:37
DUPREEEEEEEEEEEEEEH <3333
2022-06-19 13:32
Come on Vita, YOU CAN DO IT, please, this win would be so massive! Go Duppe!!!!
2022-06-19 13:41
expected from entry god
2022-06-19 13:45
1 reply
#26
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Australia NoLeS
Not entry god anymore tbh, smarter than Misutaaa but his aim is worse nowadays. But at least he looks happy when he's playing again, haven't seen him smile during games since the last BLAST
2022-06-19 13:57
lets go dupreeh
2022-06-19 13:51
#25
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Indonesia LosD
i hope so
2022-06-19 13:55
Goat dupreeh
2022-06-19 14:16
Bot
2022-06-19 14:20
#30
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Europe tete4761
GOAT Dupreeh
2022-06-19 14:22
DUPREEH = WHOLESOME + GOAT ENTRY + MALD PRO + JUST GOOD GUY + IF YOU HATE HIM, DO YOU LOVE ANYTHING?
2022-06-19 14:34
2 replies
+1 he's why i liked Astralis
2022-06-19 15:28
1 reply
+1 Astralis > every team
2022-06-19 16:11
okay
2022-06-19 15:02
OPERATOR: What is he doing? MORPHIUS: He's starting to believe.
2022-06-19 15:43
2 replies
Peter "⁠Mr.Anderson" Rasmussen
2022-06-19 15:50
1 reply
But bit is on NaVi
2022-06-19 15:44
despite not being my favourite team, i cheer for vitality. I think it has legendary players, especially apex
2022-06-19 16:06
Vitality v NaVi. Who do you think gonna be the champ?
2022-06-19 17:04
#43
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Asia flipflop
We all started believing too <3
2022-06-19 17:14
portugal magic
2022-06-19 17:23
I am die hard navi fan but i want vitality to win this tournament
2022-06-19 17:24
1 reply
#52
Xyp9x | 
Poland f3nce
then you're not a die hard navi fan
2022-06-19 20:36
gotta believe more KEKW
2022-06-19 20:33
copium
2022-06-19 20:34
Seems like they stopped believing pretty fast
2022-06-19 20:35
oh Peter they owned u
2022-06-19 20:35
#56
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Latvia pumasiK
believing a b1t
2022-06-19 20:59
Let's go dupreeeh
2022-06-20 12:59
XD
2022-07-06 19:19
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