Moddii: We're living the time of our lives
Posted 2012-09-29 Lexx
Moddii: We're living the time of our lives
– How is China so far? What's your typical schedule?
Hey! China is just amazing. I'm having a wonderful time being here. Our schedule has been pretty much even. We've had matches every two days, so there was enough time for training at the local internet café here in Shanghai.
– This is quite a busy month to say the least, has a lot of travelling put additional pressure on you?
No, not really. We've had our share of problems throughout the month though, some were not feeling well or even sick, but we were working hard to get as much practice as we possibly could.
– Going to a country like Iran, with all anti-Iran propaganda going around, were you excited, scared or something else?
Yeah like you said I have heard some frightening things about Iran from the mass media, but I kept being open-minded about this, and I was really looking forward to go there. Thankfully, we've grown in love with Iran, it's an amazing country, with great food, rich culture and really nice people. It's been a journey to remember and I want to say a big "Thank you" to MSI for making this experience possible.
– How was Tehran? Were there a lot of fans? Did you expect such warm welcome, and so on?
Tehran was so amazing. I was overwhelmed by the support we've had there. Honestly, I was speechless part of the time because when you're coming to a country you have not heard about a lot, and it turns out that there are literally thousands of people who know you, been expecting you for quite a while now, and are happy to see you – it's mind-blowing.
– CS: Online is almost identical to CS 1.6, yet there are differences, and seeing by your latest games, you seem to have finally cracked the game and stepped up a lot. Please tell us your experience of playing it, what is the most different thing that you had to get used to?
It's really difficult for us, CS 1.6 players, to get used to this game. You can't change any settings that you're used to, so no "-rates, binds and such". That's one of the main downfalls for us. Apart from that – it's a cool game. We've been practicing in local internet café, as I've mentioned, but there was just not enough time to learn the game well. I'd rate it at 6-7 out of 10 right now. If only they could fix the things I've mentioned above – I'd be really happy.
– K1 is running in a show format, do you enjoy playing against Chinese teams in front of Chinese fans?
I love it, really its just amazing to be here in China and play for all the fans. Have I mentioned that we've got a tons of fans over here? Well, yes, we've got them, and it's great to hear and see these people cheering for you, while you're playing the game you love.
– Is China still as crazy about Fnatic as it used to be?
I didn´t have any experience that I could compare it with, but right now IT'S JUST CRAAAAAAAAAAAAZY! I really have to ask Patrik and others about the way it was in the past.
– Any memorable/funny stories to share for fans?
Ha-ha there are so many that I can't really put one and tell you straight away. It's been amazing time for me and the rest of the team, the pinnacle in my progaming career to date. We are living the dream and the whole team is feeling very upbeat and happy. Meeting fans in Shanghai, Tehran – it's something you could never even dream to do, yet you are actually doing this. I don't have enough words to describe it, really. I will always cherish these memories, keep them in my heart for the rest of my life.
– CS:GO has been out for a while now, do you feel like actually trying out the game, or you have actually played it couple of times already?
I have tried the game and I like it. Yes, bring on the pitchforks. However, just like any other new game it has its flaws, which will hopefully be fixed in near future. The game has potential, but it's really up to us, gamers to adopt it and get it featured at e-sport events around the globe. We must fight for FPS to survive.
– How has FYRR73 fit into the team? Who is IGL now?
Emil "FYRR73" Karlsson, just fits in the team really well, Karrigan is the in-game leader at the moment, and things work smoothly.
– Any final shoutouts for the fans?
I want to thank everyone that cheer for us here in China with this new game and of course fans back in Sweden and around the globe who are supporting us. Thanks, we will do our best to live up to your expectations. I would also like to thank our sponsors for providing us with everything we really need: great notebooks from MSI, awesome peripherals from SteelSeries, we are using RaidCall for communication and it's running flawlessly even here in China.