Big was a victory to advance to IEM Rio Major Rio 2022 playoffs, the first CS: GO World Cup in azil. After winning Sprout and Big in the first two rounds of Legends Stage, he had three opportunities to confirm his place at Champions Stage, in MD3 duels against Curia, Fanatic and Navy, but ended up losing the three matches 2-0 and said goodbye to competition before of the playoffs.
In an interview with MGG azil After the elimination, player Florian Season Rescue said Big felt the weight of decisive matches, acknowledged that the team performed below expected in the MD3 series of Legends Stage and revealed not to Stopped to think about the team’s plans for the 2023 season.
I still have to stop to watch our matches again, but I don’t think we deal very well with pressure situations in these last three games. We played below what we could and what we show throughout the major. Experience of these defeats so that the mistakes we make in these decisive games do not repeat. Our team was able to be in playoffs, so the elimination in Legends hurts further. We have some more commitments at the end of the year, but we haven’t stopped yet to think in 2023. It is too early to evaluate what to do, because our whole focus was on the major, he said
The most passionate fans I’ve ever seen
Although Big was not one of the foreign teams with a big cheer of the azilian public during the major, Season praised the format of the competition, with the presence of fans on all days of Challengers and Legends Stage, and said he would like to see the format if you make a new standard. He, however, made a caveat that azil is perhaps one of the few countries in the world with engagement large enough for this model to work.
I, particularly, really liked this format, the presence of the fans every day ought a much cooler atmosphere than we usually have in Challengers and Legends. I would like this model to be followed in future Majors, but honestly that this format only works in azil. They are the most passionate fans I have ever met, who attended even in the games without azilian teams, and I think being the first major in azil also influenced. But, honestly, I don’t know if it would work out most of the others Places, because I do not see this level of passion in other countries. I, particularly, would love to live it more often, he said.
Still about azil, Season said he believed that, with the success of IEM Rio Major, both ESL and other organizers of major events will ing more championships to azil in the coming years. For the German player, azil proved that it deserves to receive great tournaments frequently, including more majors in the future.
It’s hard to say when azil will host another major, but I’m sure this was just the first. During the season we have several other major events concentrated in Europe and sometimes in the United States. I think azil has shown that it also deserves Receiving these great championships often, and I’m sure all tournament organizers saw the success of this major. I can’t wait to go back, and I hope we have more fans next time, he said.
At the end of the interview, Season also pointed out which teams are the great favorites of the IEM Rio Major 2022 title. For Aw per German, Curia and Navy, who face each other in the quarterfinals of the CS: GO World Cup, are the most quoted to title.
Curia has been playing very well and still has full support from a fan that pushes the team all the time. I think the curia has never been as strong as now, and this extra force coming from the public can make a difference. Some ups and downs so far, but it is a team that always grows in the great moments and has several fantastic players. It is a team that, if alive in a tournament, is always a strong candidate for the title, he concluded.