ALEX: "Because of all the problems, fnatic have no special tactics. In games, we are just having fun"
fnatic's in-game leader Alex "ALEX" McMeekin at a press conference ahead of the ESL Pro League Season 15 playoffs told the journalists about his team's path to the decisive stage of the tournament. Among other things, he drew attention to the roster's problems, which do not allow the team to be well prepared in terms of tactics.
The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.
Due to all the problems, the team has no special tactics. In games, we are just having fun and focus on creating a good team atmosphere. It is important that everyone inside the team feels good next to each other. This applies both to situations outside of official matches and moments during these games.
How did we succeed? I have my teammates' trust and can do anything. For example, I can use any player in a completely unpredictable way. All this, together with mezii and poizon's excellent individual game, allowed us to earn a spot in the playoffs.
ALEX added that in addition to the previously tested positive for coronavirus Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson, fnatic also experienced a number of other difficulties in preparation for the playoffs.
During the group stage, we had to play with Banjo, who replaced KRIMZ at the last moment. In such a situation, we definitely did not expect to make it to the playoffs. Even after finishing the matches in our group and returning home, we could not practice normally due to some problems with COVID-19. Let's see what happens in the playoffs. We will go from match to match.
fnatic took the third place in Group A at ESL Pro League Season 15 and advanced to the Round of 12, where they will take on ENCE. The match will take place today, April 5, at 16:30 MSK. The winner of the meeting will face off against Movistar Riders in the quarterfinals of the prestigious league.