A: IEM Oakland was our first big event as a team, we managed to place 2nd place in group, which is of course a good result, but with a few matches that we didn't show up at all. We need to get more consistent because I feel our A-game is on a very high level but we can also play very poorly some games.
A: I feel that we played very good in the online season of NA Pro League. We played the majority of the games from our previous team house in Chicago and we played tons of CS during the weeks we were there. It's a big confidence boost knowing that you can beat any team, even if it's online or LAN.
A: I feel that we have good chances to advance from group stages here in Pro League Finals. I feel that we are well prepared and that people doesn't really know how we changed our way of playing after mixwell got back in the AWP role.
A: ImAPet has helped out a lot with new tactics and setups both as T and CT and we try to be able to play both tactical and a bit looser, right now I feel that me and Chet are trying to find the right balance in the way we are playing.
A: It's a new role to me but I'm gaining a lot as a player to do it. I still have a lot to learn and will need more time to get 100% used to the role but as long as my team mates helps out with information and mid round calling it's going well. I need also to find balance when to let my players do what they want and when to tell them to play more structured, but it's a bit hard in our team as we are 5 players from 5 different teams and we have different perspective on how to approach situations, but we are making progress.
A: I feel like the main reason why we played well online was that we all lived in the team house and played many hours of CS every day, we got into a good phase with the team. I felt that we needed to prepare better before the offline tournaments, but we also needed to have a break from CS after we came back from Chicago, we really overplayed while we were there. Hopefully we can bring some better CS now at both Pro League finals and ECS finals since we've been preparing and playing a lot more from home.
A: Mixwell did not want to AWP when he was playing for the previous OpTic team, he was more put into the role, so when this new lineup was created he wanted to be the 2nd-ary AWPer and focus more on rifling. But because of mixed results I think he wanted to try the main AWP role again and allu did not mind going back to lurking because HS wanted to play entry as well. I think everyone in the team feel comfortable with our roles now and I'm excited to see how well we will play.
A: I feel that we have the components to be a tier 1 team, we need to improve our team play and communication if we ever want to win a tournament but I really feel that we are making a lot of progress and I believe that we could definitely become a team to challenge top4 at the biggest events and eventually win as well.
A: Our goals are to place at least top four at both events and we feel that we should do so as well, anything less would be a huge disappointment for us.
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