poppins' B4 team will face NAVI Javelins next in Group A

poppins: "I just want to play, scream, and win because it's my dream"

The Brazilian rifler is excited to play in front of the Brazilian support in Dallas.

With no FURIA fe at the ESL Impact Finals Season 3, all the hopes of the region fell on the shoulders of Black Dragons fe and B4 fe. The two Brazilian teams are no stranger to each other – facing off on thirteen maps in total with B4 winning twelve of those meetings. B4's dominance of the rivalry was proven once again as the team beat out Black Dragons 16-13 to lineup a meeting against the Polish NAVI Javelins side. Dust2.us' Jeffrey "Mnmzzz" Moore spoke to B4's young rifler Nadjila "poppins" Sanchez Rodrigues about the match, the team's expectations for the events, and what it's like to be on a roster with more experienced players.

Please note that the full interview can be found below on YouTube, while the transcript has some key snippets from their conversation.

To start off you beat Black Dragons with a dominant CT side, could you walk us through that CT side and what you did right to dominate there?

Well the CT side, ours, was really hard. We had some ideas on what they were supposed to do, but Goddess had a great view about their T side and we were really calm and trying to control them because they were pretty aggressive. If something isn't working, they try to push a lot and try to be aggressive a lot so we tried to control them by staying defensive.

You seemed to have a really good game plan on that CT side, they couldn't get anything done on the T side. You play them so much, I was looking at HLTV and it's somewhat of a rivalry. You are now 13-1 up in maps against them. Do you see it as a rivalry or are you the dominant partner in that matchup?

I think we are dominating that, it's a little bit far away 13-1. We have played a lot against them so we both know what each other is going to do. It is difficult at the same time even though we have played them a lot, it is still difficult to read them.

I was looking at the composition of the team on B4 and the average age of the team, everyone else on the team is 24 or over while you are 17. What is it like to play with a team who is so much more experienced and senior than you?

When I became a pro player I was 14 years old, I was pretty immature you know? Now I have a lot of responsibilities. I think sometimes when the girls are talking to me, they forget I'm still a kid because I have matured more and I'm improving myself with all these responsibilities. I have a good mind and I have been working with that a lot.

The Europeans have been dominant in the Impact scene so far, Nigma Galaxy have won every tournament under the sun and NAVI Javelins aren't far behind. Do you think B4 has the tools to win here in Dallas?

That is our objective, that's our goal. I think we can beat anyone, we have been practicing a lot so there is no reason to be afraid and we are pretty confident. It's great to have this confidence and I just want to play, scream, and win because it's my dream.

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