Guild Leo: “It feels nice proving individuals fallacious. Each these groups have been to a number of LANs, however they had been the identical stage because the individuals we play again at dwelling”
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The primary takeaway from coaches, gamers, and followers within the VCT Masters Copenhagen group phases was Guild’s 18-year-old Initiator phenom Leo.
In a press convention with KRU after the loss, Nicolas “Klaus” Ferrari blurted out Leo as quickly because the dialog of group stage MVP got here up. Coined as “The Group of Dying,” Guild swooped in and stole the narrative from the previous finalists LOUD and OpTic. Furthermore, phenom Leo” Leo” Jannesson stood above the fierce competitors and dominated at his first LAN occasion.
By way of stats, Leo is within the prime 5 of each main statistic and leads the occasion with a 1.56 KD. The retake and post-plant utility utilization from Leo ruined OpTic’s Icebox Assault and stored KRU’s playmakers Angelo “keznit” Mori and Roberto “Mazino” Rivas contained for big parts of the collection.
The 18-year-old expertise talked with us about his expertise at Copenhagen to this point. He spoke on profitable the group of dying and tackle one of the best Initator dialog.
What an insane collection (KRU vs Guild). We acquired one other nice decider map on Break up at Masters. Take me by the feelings on that stage? Any nerves to your first LAN?
Leo: I believe I used to be extra nervous yesterday if I’m being sincere. I don’t know why. However, It feels nice. As a substitute of taking part in at dwelling, seeing the enemies, and taking part in together with your teammates all in the identical place, it’s truthfully a fantastic feeling and hopefully, we proceed doing it for some years
Guild wins the group of dying, beating the reigning champs within the course of. How does it really feel to win the place everybody was doubting you?
Leo: It feels nice proving individuals fallacious. We all know how good we’re and I’m glad we confirmed it. These groups are actually good. Each these groups have been to a number of LANs however they had been the identical stage because the individuals we play again at dwelling
Guild has performed three OT maps in two video games and beat OpTic with a minuscule +4 spherical differential. How do you’re feeling you and your teammates reply to those high-pressure moments?
Leo: I believe we’re doing good. We received two of the overtimes. We’re developing with totally different concepts. We’re displaying that we’re not afraid to make errors in these conditions and that’s most likely why we’re profitable
You picked Icebox towards OpTic and banned Fracture. Right this moment, you introduced out the Fracture. Is that primarily based on finding out KRU or extra on taking part in to your crew’s strengths?
Leo: I believe it’s a little bit of each. We all know we’re a superb Fracture crew and I imply, OpTic’s most likely the most effective. We had one of the best vetoes in each video games. It labored out in each. We knew how they performed [KRU]. It was a very totally different play fashion to OpTic. I believe it took a while earlier than we tailored totally, however on Fracture, we had been utterly prepared. Our map choose. On Bind, I believe we should always’ve received if I’m sincere. Icebox we received each pistols. That’s the rationale why it was in extra time. I believe they had been taking part in higher than us on that map, however it’s a very totally different playstyle from yesterday however I’m glad we might adapt and win it
One of many primary speaking factors at Copenhagen has been one of the best Initiator dialog. Do you see your self within the dialogue for one of the best Initiator? What did you consider XSET BcJ’s remark?
Leo: I do know what I present to the crew. I don’t actually care about what he’s saying. I play my position for the crew and that’s crucial
Final query, your head coach Barbar reveals a ton of ardour and emotion on stage. Does he assist energize the crew?
Yeah, I find it irresistible, I find it irresistible when he reveals a number of ardour. It’s humorous, you understand? Nevertheless it’s all the things. He’s been by lots all through his profession and he’s offering the expertise to us.”
Guild will face Singapore’s Paper Rex within the first spherical of the 2022 VCT Masters Copenhagen playoffs