Expectancies are at all times sky-high for a group like Liquid. In recent years, the CS:GO roster has struggled, and its fresh transfer out of NA has sparked some grievance. Sooner than the group debuted at ESL Professional League Season 18 Team D with trainer daps status in for Patsi, we spoke with the group’s AWPer, oSee, to get his ideas at the group’s probabilities in Malta.
With Patsi lacking for the primary sport at ESL Professional League and doubtlessly past, how do you guys adapt at the fly to scenarios like this?
It’s without a doubt tricky. It makes it more straightforward since we now have YEKINDAR who’s performed in many various roles, so he can fit in. We will be able to’t in point of fact put daps in for Patsi as a result of they’ve other playstyles. We’re looking to shift daps into YEKINDAR’s roles at the present time, after which YEKINDAR is going again to his outdated roles. It’s without a doubt nonetheless tricky since we’ve been practising for a few weeks with the jobs that we had – we best knew in regards to the visa factor about two or 3 days prior to we left. Mainly, maximum of our apply was once with those roles, however so long as the opposite gamers have been of their commonplace roles, acting how they typically do. You already know, daps has been a participant prior to, he’s nonetheless been with the group and understands how we love to play and our machine. I don’t assume it’s going to be too dangerous.
It’s been over a month because you guys have been closing on LAN. What have been the principle courses discovered from Gamers8 and IEM Cologne’s Play-In?
Something that we spotted was once that our person shape hasn’t been the most efficient. We’re nonetheless a slightly new roster with two new additions. It’s exhausting to put into effect two gamers right into a roster that briefly. You noticed that during our first couple of video games, we have been in a position to overcome some in point of fact excellent groups. It presentations that we have got the possible there however to have a constant base for beating a lot of these groups, it takes numerous time to put into effect them. With time, I feel we’re going to be higher as a group. But additionally, we’ve proven that our person shape hasn’t been on par with the opposite groups, so numerous us had been taking extra time to ensure we’re enjoying the sport extra – deathmatching, goal coaching, or no matter it’s that is helping you keep in shape.
You guys have Virtus.professional up first. How have you ever guys ready for a group with one of these distinctive taste of play?
We’ve ready for them, but it surely’s now not too other to different groups. I feel YEKINDAR without a doubt has a large voice in getting ready towards VP since he’s performed with numerous the gamers, he understands how they believe. Jame is the IGL, and he’s performed below him as IGL, as neatly, so… It’s now not too other from some other group.
If you are making it via, you get to leap directly into the Playoffs. With the opposite 3 Teams having a bit of wreck in between, do you assume this advantages you guys in any respect?
Truthfully, there’s professionals and cons to it. I feel Team C, it kinda sucks for them since you don’t have time to in point of fact exchange stuff. It’s a must to play kinda quickly so that you’re simply ready I believe like. However for Team A and Team B I feel a bonus they’ve is that they may be able to have a look at their video games and the way they performed within the Team Degree, see issues they tousled on, see what they need to exchange, upload new stuff. A con of it’s that gamers will probably be much less warmed up, now not be in that fit state. Like, for Team D, for us, we received’t have a lot time to switch stuff, however I feel we’re gonna be feeling very warmed up for the fit environments. It’s an entire other atmosphere being in a fit than like, scrims, so having the ability to play proper after a Team Degree assists in keeping you mentally ‘in it’ and routinely at your absolute best. I feel for our group it’s if truth be told a receive advantages.
What would you describe as a excellent appearing for Liquid getting into Season 18 of ESL Professional League?
It’s tricky to mention now, since we now have the stand-in. Making Playoffs and successful no less than one sport in Playoffs, I’d say. As a minimum, it’s one thing we’d be kinda ok with. Clearly, our function is to nonetheless win the entire thing – we’ve been practising for some time, however I feel like I stated with the stand-in and stuff… that’s what we must no less than attending to personally.