valde: "My goal is to win a Major, playing on the No. 1 team in the world"
Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså from OG gave an interview to HLTV.org, where, among other things, he spoke about personal and team goals. According to the Dane, his main priority is to win a Major.
In terms of highlight moments, I think it's been an achievement for me in itself playing on all the strong Danish teams except for Astralis and with a lot of the strong players we've had on our Danish scene throughout time. Just getting to play for different organizations, getting to meet different people, that has been a highlight in itself. I think, when I look back on my career once I get older, it's something you can be really proud of, having played with all these great names.
I think what's to come, people can call it whatever they want, but I've always strived to become a world champion. I think that's the reason why everybody's playing. I don't really care if people think it's overambitious, if they don't see it as realistic. My goal is to win a Major, playing on the No. 1 team in the world, and that has been the goal ever since I started playing. Being a super-competitive person, winning for me is what stands above everything, and I'll basically do whatever it takes to get there.
Continuing the discussion on the possible ways of developing his career, Vangså noted that he does not regret not moving to stronger teams in the past.
I don't wanna comment on specifics, but there were some big offers that I got in the past that just for different reasons didn't end up happening. Obviously, that's super-unfortunate for me, but as I said before, regrets won't get you anywhere. I'm just focused on what I can do now to improve as a player, still, and to make my team improve. I feel like that's the mentality you gotta have. You can't sit there and cry over spilled milk.
At the end of the interview, valde spoke about the ambitions of his current team. He emphasized that throughout 2022, OG intend to fight for victories in big tournaments and gain a foothold among the leaders of the professional scene.
To be completely straightforward, I wanna be on the team that is contending for titles. So that's our goal with OG. We wanna slowly work our way into the top 10, and now that we're in the top 10, the next step is obviously getting into the top 5 and being in the deep playoff runs, contending for trophies when we get towards the end of the year. That's always been my goal as a player, that hasn't changed, and I still wanna go to every Major there is and eventually hold the Major trophy. So that hasn't changed at all.
The next matches for OG will take place at the European RMR tournament, which will take place from April 17 to 20 in Bucharest, with fifteen teams clashing for eight spots at PGL Major Antwerp 2022.