apEX: "We knew that Gambit don't do well without map control and information"
Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, in an interview with the English-speaking ESL Pro League Season 14 analyst desk, commented on his team's victory over Gambit in the quarterfinal. According to the Frenchman, the thorough preparation for the opponent was the key for the successful performance.
In particular, Madesclaire noted that Gambit were not able to resist the team, which did not provide an opportunity to collect a lot of information during the rounds.
The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.
We've prepared for Gambit well, because we train with them quite often. I had an idea of how to make the game of this team lose colors. We knew that Gambit don't do well without map control and information.
nafany plays a key role in collecting info about opponents, but we did not allow him to do that. As soon as we could deprive the opponent of information, I assumed that we could win. In addition, most of the oppening duels were in favor of Vitality.
It should be added that in the ESL Pro League Season 14 semifinals Vitality will face OG. The match will take place on September 11 at 20:15 MSK.