apEX: "Virtus.pro are very difficult to beat because of their slow playstyle"

In-game leader of Vitality Dan "apEX" Madesclair at a press conference on the IEM Winter 2021 playoffs shared his expectations for the upcoming match against Virtus.pro in the semifinals. The French noted the unique playstyle of the CIS team, which is difficult to resist.

The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.

Virtus.pro are very difficult to beat because of their slow playstyle. This team makes the most of all time available and in defense often tries to guess the direction of the opponent's commitment, stacking up the entire team near one of the bombsites. VP seem to be in their best shape right now. They made it to the semifinals without dropping a single match. We tend to have difficult matches with them, so this is what I expect in the next game.

According to Madesclair, out of the four IEM Winter 2021 semifinalists, G2 have the best chances of winning the tournament.

Our goal is to end the current year in a good mood. After the summer break, Vitality have been constantly improving. At this tournament, we just need to show everything that we are capable of. <...> My team is placed second in the world ranking, but I don't think that makes it the main favorite of the event. Of course, in 2021 we want to win a tournament, which will probably be easier to do now than at BLAST Premier World Final 2021. At the same time, there are other good teams like G2, Virtus.pro... All four semifinalists are very strong, but I consider G2 to be the main favorite.

The match between Vitality and Virtus.pro is scheduled for December 11. In the second semifinal, G2 and NIP will also compete for the ticket to the decisive match of IEM Winter 2021.

Origin: ru.csgo.com