Fly: There is nothing but good feelings here in the Philippines
Professional players have a lot of insights, especially those who are competing at the highest echelons of Dota 2.
OG, a European Dota 2 side, has shared their thoughts with the media in a press conference during the Galaxy Battles Dota 2 tournament, held at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan last Saturday.
Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok: It could have been better
In the press conference, Fominok mentioned that their performance was lower than expected and that the recent state of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit was harder for players, considering that the games are right after another. At the same time, he has also said that “we have put a lot of work in what we wanted to do” and that “they were doing great for now.”
Sébastien “7ckngMad” Debs: Being a player and coach are two different things
Debs, their coach, has opined that although the differences between players and coaches are huge, there are lots of things to be learned from seeing both perspectives. He has also hoped that it would be beneficial for the team.
Debs further continued by stating that being a coach has its benefits and challenges and that he wishes everyone to be able to have the same access to these means in the future.
Tal “Fly” Aizik: Nothing but good feelings here in the Philippines
Aizik, their captain, has mentioned that the reasons why they came to the Philippines were to play for the fans, give the tourney a chance and experience the intensity of the Filipino crowd.
As for his patience and composure, he noted that “it’s not easy playing with these guys” and that it’s generally a personality thing. There are times that he actually gets tilted and frustrated; however, he prefers to show a clam face to the team because “that makes everyone confident” and that it “adds to their belief in winning.”
These were the main thoughts that OG players have stated during their press conference last Saturday.
OG would end up getting fourth place after being beaten by a Broodmother-Chaos Knight combination draft in the loser’s bracket semifinals of the tournament. As a result, they go home with $45,000 (~P2.25 million).
Earl Carlo "dreamslayer28" Guevarra is the head editor for Play on WASD. His work is forthcoming in CSGO2ASIA, Crossfire Stars and GAMURS.
Formerly the lead FPS writer for eSports by INQUIRER.
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