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After successful the 2 opening matches, Workforce Liquid made it to the finals of the Higher Bracket and confronted G2 Gozen. Forward of their largest check, Esports.internet Brazil had the chance to speak to the staff’s coach, André “palestra” Daguano.
We talked concerning the video games towards FENNEL and Shopify Insurrection, the impression of the group, and the expectations for the match towards G2 Gozen.
“It’s nice to see that the spectators in Europe and United States help us”
EsportsDotNet: In your debut match, you performed very properly and have been even shocked by FENNEL. In your opinion, did this shut end result and defeat on a map have extra to do with the technique they selected, or was it one thing like nervousness since you are on the World Championship?
Palestra: So that they play a unique sort of sport. I don’t wish to make a direct comparability, however there are some groups on the planet that you recognize have a particular model of play, one thing very distinctive. For instance, Paper Rex, turned very well-known and got here second within the VCT Masters Copenhagen 2022 as a result of they performed their model. And FENNEL performed its model. So we (Workforce Liquid) weren’t used to reacting to lots of the conditions they proposed from sport to sport.
And I believe we have been for the time being once we have been considering quite a bit about their sport and fewer about ours. Because of this, we began to neglect the fundamentals, like communication, fast substitutions, successful positions, and so forth. Then we thought an excessive amount of and have become static, as you may see within the sport.
At totally different occasions the women have been very quiet, with out a lot info on the map. Then some remoted kill conditions ended up hurting a little bit bit. There have been performs the place we have been too daring in a bonus state of affairs and ended up gifting away a bonus.
That made the sport a bit extra difficult, however for me, 80% of the issues that occurred there had not a lot to do with the meta of FENNEL, however with the truth that we thought an excessive amount of about their sport and forgot to play our personal.
EsportsDotNet: One of many components that attracted a whole lot of consideration on the VCT Sport Changers Championship is the truth that, in contrast to LOUD, Workforce Liquid has a whole lot of followers VCT Champions.
We see followers with indicators, all the time with slogans like “Vamos Liquid”, “LetsGoLiquid” and even messages to the gamers. Do you suppose that’s due to your charisma or the truth that Workforce Liquid is a European group?
Palestra: I believe Liquid has a very good base, it’s a Dutch-American group, so there are a whole lot of followers right here who cheer for the staff as a complete. Nevertheless, I believe that little by little by our work and the championships we’ve received, we’ve been capable of progressively persuade these followers that we’re a very good staff and that we will go far within the championship. So I can say we’ve a base, however I cannot say it’s large or favorable for us.
I believe normally folks nonetheless wish to see us lose. But it surely’s nice to see the help of the followers and the Brazilians who observe the women’ path and consider in them. So this help has been very totally different for us. Many individuals wish to assist us, you recognize?
It’s very satisfying, after all of the work and work and work, to see that individuals from the scene wish to assist us with the sport. They arrive to share concepts and need us to beat the world. Whether or not you prefer it or not, Brazil is united on this regard and brings cool power to the sport.
And it’s additionally good to see the folks from outdoors Brazil supporting us. In order that’s not one thing we’re imagining. The Europeans ship us messages, and DMs, cheer us on, want us the most effective, cheer us on, need us to be champions, no matter nationality. That’s a really optimistic factor. However nonetheless, I believe everybody needs to see us lose.
Along with the spectators and the expectations, the help in Brazil can be gigantic. Do you suppose this expectation can affect the gamers’ nervousness a little bit?
I don’t suppose so. As a result of we’ve gotten used to this excessive stage of expectation all 12 months. They’ve all the time anticipated us to win championships and do properly all year long. I don’t suppose that may have an effect. We are going to deliver what we’ve skilled, and what we’ve discovered within the video games. To be fully sincere, we didn’t deliver that strain into the World Cup sport.
Allow us to say that right here, on the VCT Sport Changers Championship, are the eight finest groups on the planet. There is no such thing as a silly staff right here. So I can say that there isn’t a strain. I additionally really feel that there isn’t a favourite staff. I don’t really feel that manner. I don’t suppose the women really feel that manner both. We’re extra involved with being ourselves, being the individuals who received us right here, on the Ladies’s World Cup.
EsportsDotNet: Concerning the sport, you had towards Shopify Insurrection GC. It was a really large change to see in Workforce Liquid. You began shedding the primary map, turned the second, and had a transparent victory within the decisive one. You do not forget that you misplaced to FENNEL Feminine on the map Icebox.
What was that process like? How was the cooperation with the gamers throughout these modifications?
Palestra: That’s simply how it’s while you lose a sport while you make the selections that have been agreed upon while you present the reactions that have been agreed upon. When you’ve gotten a detailed end result and also you play a well-played sport and also you see that typically in a single spherical or one other a person determination and even the choice, allow us to say collectively, we lose a spherical, that doesn’t have an effect on the psychological.
We performed what was speculated to be performed, and we misplaced due to benefit or as a result of we didn’t have the suitable goal in a spherical, however we made the suitable choices. So once we misplaced the primary map in Fracture, we thought, “Okay, the sport was nice, we made the selections we needed to make, and we will win the sport from right here.” The sport goes to be performed, we’re going to have a collection, that was the sensation going into the second map.
And Bind, after shedding to B4 Esports within the VCT Sport Changers Brasil grand last, we had additional affection. As a result of we knew that different groups would attempt to play inside that hole, in BO3 (Better of three maps, system utilized in Valorant championships). So I believed it was unusual that FENNEL didn’t wish to draw that map towards us, however I knew that each one different groups would attempt to discover that aspect. Additionally as a result of no championship staff doesn’t play Bind.
So a whole lot of them would take a look at that outdated end result and suppose we’ve a spot, a weak spot. That’s why we care a lot and work laborious in order that when the cardboard drops in a collection, they have no idea learn how to take care of our sport. So we will say that it was one thing we considered earlier than.
EsportsDotNet: Lastly, Workforce Liquid’s subsequent sport might be towards the European G2 Gozen. Even through the press convention earlier than the championship began, the staff participant Mimi praised you (Workforce Liquid). She even mentioned that you just acted as a coaching accomplice through the trunk camp in Europe.
How are the preparations for the encounter (G2 Gozen) with them going?
We are going to play our sport. We already performed collectively in one other bootcamp in Europe about three months in the past. I like them, the gamers, and their coach, Carcass. We’ve an excellent and pleasant relationship. So it’s a staff that we respect quite a bit, that we like and that we wish to have a fantastic sport towards.
If we got here right here for this Championship, I’m certain our paths would finally cross. So I’ve a whole lot of respect for them, I like their model of play and I like all of the professionals who play there. We’ve even traded jerseys.
As they are saying, “Pals, mates, separate video games.”.
That’s it. I really feel like we’re very properly ready and it’s going to be a fantastic sport. The staff that emerges victorious from this duel might be greater than prepared for the Grand Closing. Nevertheless, whoever comes out on prime within the decrease group also can ship a fantastic sport within the decrease group and probably make it to the Grand Closing.
In brief, it’s a mix of emotions, respect, and admiration, I like their work, and I just like the professionals who’re there. Allow us to play our sport. We already perceive a little bit of their sport, however it’s rather more about us being ourselves and doing what we already know.
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