RUSH on EG's problems: "It's hard to make every single person on this team comfortable"
William "RUSH" Wierzba from Evil Geniuses believes that the main problem of his team at the moment is the psychological state of the players. In an interview to Dust2.us, the American admitted that this is the reason why EG often cannot turn unsuccessful matches in their favor.
I think the biggest thing we have to do is just all be comfortable in our roles because I think we're still finding it. We all know what we're good at, but it's hard to make every single person on this team comfortable, so some people have to make sacrifices, playing spots they might not normally play, and then that player has to win in that spot to a tee and that takes time. I think that's slowly but surely happening in this team, people are getting more comfortable in the roles they might not have played in the past.
I think we're just playing with a lot more confidence and trusting each other; not saying we didn't have trust in each other in the first game, but I think that we were just very disjointed and I don't think we were in the best mood. We had a huge reset after that, like a wake-up call for us. Even in EPL, we were just not in the best spirits and it felt like we were just kind of waiting to lose and just "let’s get this over with" even though we practiced so hard. All these results are definitely not a reflection of the practice we've been having, so I think it's nice to show that the practice is translating now, in these current matches, but at the same time it's still versus tier 2 competition.
Wierzba added that at the ongoing Americanls RMR event, his team's top priority is to get a ticket to PGL Major Antwerp 2022. Returning to the Major will be a deal personally for RUSH.
I don't think we have a team goal necessarily, but my personal goal is to make Legend status again at the Major. I know it's maybe a very small goal but I think we're a very new team, so having an aspiration of "oh, I want to win the Major" is like kind of far-fetched I think right now for us, but just making top eight and playoffs at the Major. It's been a long time since I've been there in Boston, so I would love that honestly, just playing in front of a crowd. It's been a long time so I would really hope for that.
Evil Geniuses will have a chance to earn the spot in the next Major today, April 13, if they manage to best Liquid in the fourth round of Americas RMR. The match will be played in the best-of-three format and will kick off at 19:30 MSK.