karrigan: "I'm super impressed with Team Spirit at this Major"
FaZe's in-game leader Finn "karrigan" Andersen paid tribute to Team Spirit's strength following his team's victory over the CIS roster in the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 semifinals. In the post-match interview, the Dane noted the courage of the Russian team during the entire Major and separately emphasized the work of the squad's IGL Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov.
I'm super impressed with Team Spirit at this Major. When I saw their veto, they picked four different maps. Zero respect for the enemies. And we are talking Astralis, FURIA and Heroic. I'm like "Great, are they going to disrespect us?". And they did and I love it. Coming to veto, I knew that Mirage and Dust2 are PUG-maps. But I feel we had a good game plan, especially on T-side Mirage. Still, they fought back and kept their composure. I'm just super impressed with the guys. They can go home, learn a ton from this game and come back even stronger. Fantastic game.
I remember chopper in Vega Squadron at the Boston Major in 2018 when they beat us. I was like "Who are these guys?". They changed all their players and came here with academy players from four months ago. Wow. It's not often I'm impressed, but I want everyone in here to give it up to Team Spirit.
In the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 grand final, FaZe will take on the winner of the NAVI – ENCE matchup. The encounter for the trophy will take place tomorrow, May 22, at 21:00 MSK.