So I am here with kennyS after what I would say was a convincing 2-0 win against Team Dignitas. How are you feeling now during this tournament, how is the atmosphere in the team?
We are feeling good; it was a convincing win after we fixed our mistakes, but yeah it feels good to be in quarter finals again.
On the first map of Inferno it started out looking like this will be a close matchup: rounds going for each team. What was the mental state of the team? Could you believe that you could win it or did it feel like another upset match coming up?
No, of course we believed that we can win even though we had probably our worst T side ever on inferno, losing many clutches, but 10-5 is not that bad actually so we just played our CT side and totally wiped them and it was satisfying and yeah, we always believe.
And the second map on mirage it started out as a complete wipeout. Did you guys feel confident, were you happy?
Yeah, I think we ended our inferno CT side really well and it gave us confidence heading into the second map. Our CT side was perfect, we knew their game style and it was easy to play as we always do. But that's it, we played well, we played as a team. It`s something that should happen all the time for us to be a top tier team again.
But then Dignitas kind of started to come back. Was there any pressure in that point starting to build up or you were still confident that you will win it?
No, they actually almost came back but we had huge advantage at that point and we knew we will win it.
Lately there has been a lot of rumours surrounding the team; you are not doing that well and results just aren't there. Has the pressure gotten to you whole as team?
Well we weren't doing that well even before we added Devil; we were in the biggest slump we have ever had. And even though we have reached semi-finals we are happy, but pressure is not gone, we still have to improve, still have to work. But we always believe in ourselves and now it's been two months when we are in a slump but we are still together and we believe that we can come back.
And you touched on bringing in Devil. How has he been playing, are you satisfied with the pick up?
We are actually really satisfied because he is a newcomer and it is not easy. And first of all he arrived in a team with quite a lot of issues and he had to change his role in a team. It's like if I joined a new team and didn't have to play AWP anymore but be a lurker. But he is working really hard and we trust him.
In previous interviews you guys mentioned that there might be role changes in the team after this tournament. Could you give us a little hint of what we could see in the future?
Well.. I'm still not quite sure about anything, we will change things in game especially in T side, as you can see I'm not picking AWP a lot on T side anymore. And yeah, we just gonna change our game style and work harder.
In addition to restructuring the team, will there be any focus towards switching up & improving your map pool?
I think we always had a good map pool overall, we are really good on three maps, pretty good on two maps where we are confident and last one is a veto. But yeah, in terms of a map pool I think we are comfortable.
And right now you are heading into semifinals against Na`Vi. Are you feeling confident that you can beat them?
Yes of course we can beat them, we used to win against them a lot. But they are in a good shape being one of the best team in the world, top three, so if we fix our mistakes from today and play the same way we can win.
How has the atmosphere been so far in the tournament? You are doing great, playing in this huge Malmo Arena in great city of Malmo. Are you enjoying the stay here?
Yes of course, I always have been really happy to be in Sweden because I think people here like us a lot, and you sense it and it is a really good feeling. And we are playing in arena, it's been long time since we have played in arena so we are even more happier.
And last final question, do you know where Latvia is?
I know yes, we won a tournament.. Oh no that was Lithuania, but yeah Latvia is up there too so I know.