brett on Wildcard drama: "They weren't really that transparent with us"
Fragicago is well on its way to being a formidable LAN, but some teams have had to pull in last-minute replacements due to roster changes, location issues, etc. One of those teams is BOSS, who ended up needing to use 19-year-old Deni "dea" Ediev from FLUFFY AIMERS after their major roster changes earlier in November with Adam "WolfY" Andersson being added to the team following BOSS' decision to use dea.
Despite not having their full squad, BOSS has comfortably been the best team at Fragicago and looks to continue its dominant form later today. After taking down Supernova, Brett "brett" Rhein spoke with Dust2.us' Jeffrey "Mnmzzz" Moore to talk about the team's progress, the whole Wildcard roster drama, and how he has taken criticism from his own team to improve.
Please note that the full interview can be found below on YouTube, while the transcript has some key snippets from their conversation.
How is dea different from WolfY as an AWPer, does it give you a different perspective on how AWPers approach the game?
dea is definitely just as mechanically skilled as WolfY, it's just a little bit of experience and how vocal he is. WolfY is a very talkative AWPer - he's always calling for his plays, making suggestions to the call, and always giving his input and ideas. He always says what he wants to do, which is really nice as we always know what's going on. With dea, though, we have to ask him, "Where do you want to go this round?" or "What's the plan here?". When something's not working we say, "Can you actually come here and do this". It's a little bit different experience-wise. dea is a really good and really solid AWPer at the ECL level. I like playing with him, he's actually my friend outside of the game, but WolfY is definitely really good and we're really happy we have him on the team.
Regarding the changes when on Wildcard, did you see any sort of writing on the wall?
I definitely felt like changes were coming, I just thought the changes were going to be that I was going to get cut or somebody else on the team was going to get cut who wasn't like performing as well in Europe. I was actually very surprised when they decided to drop all four of us and keep SLIGHT. I was very surprised. I thought they would just kick me or someone else on the team. It definitely caught us by surprise, we didn't see it coming. We knew something was coming, we just didn't know what. They weren't really that transparent with us, I'm not going to lie. It was a little bit frustrating, but honestly now that the dust has settled we're very happy with how things turned out. We're very happy.
You can listen and watch the full interview on our YouTube channel below.