karrigan: "FaZe played bad, yet made it to the ESL Pro League S15 playoffs. That's encouraging"
FaZe's in-game leader Finn "karrigan" Andersen spoke to journalists at a press conference ahead of the ESL Pro League Season 15 playoffs. Among other things, the Danish player summed up the event's group stage, admitting that his team did not show a good performance.
Andersen drew attention to the level of teams playing in Group B, where, along with FaZe, many strong squads fought for three spots in the decisive stage of the league.
The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.
We had a difficult group stage. We did not have rain in Katowice, which is why the team lacked synergy. We started the tournament not being warmed up, but in the end we managed to reverse the unsuccessful series of matches, which I am very happy about. Group B turned out to be very difficult. Once all the matches were played, it became clear that it almost entirely consisted of teams from the top ten of the world rankings.
After the debut match against ENCE, we told ourselves that this is not the Counter-Strike that we have been playing since the ropz addition. The next defeat to Outsiders made things even more difficult. After that, the fate of the slot in the playoffs was not only up to us. Subsequently, match after match, we regained confidence. FaZe played bad, yet made it to the ESL Pro League S15 playoffs. That's encouraging.
FaZe took the third place in their group, which allowed them to advance to the Round of 12 of ESL Pro League Season 15. Tomorrow, April 5, at 20:00 MSK, the European roster will face Players to fight for a place in the quarterfinals.