BuLba: New Quantic is a lot more versatile
posted by Jaywalker, 288 days ago
Evil Geniuses has always been one of the best teams in the world, and their recent performances has ascertained their dominance in the competitive scene. As one of the six remaining teams in The Defense, EG is one of four North American teams remaining in the competition, a testimony to the region's recent supremacy.
In an interview with Evil Geniuses, Sam 'BuLba' Sosale talks about the team's run in The Defense, their expectations up against Quantic Gaming, adaptation to new strategies, and more.
Your run in the [Defense] playoffs has been very impressive. EG beat aL, mTw and now SGC 2-0. But before getting to that I want to know about the group stages. What happened in the group? You guys went 3-0 – top of your group – beating WhA, Infused and zNation, but then you weren’t able to close it out against mouz and Darer. What went wrong in the groups?
At the time we played mouz and Darer we had barely practiced with our full roster and had taken a break after DreamHack for some personal reasons among a few team members. It was unfortunate to make it through the Losers bracket, so everything was at risk in every match we played in the playoffs.
As I mentioned in the previous question. Your run in the playoffs have been very impressive. From crushing aL with a Templar Assassin on carry, out playing mTw and now SGC. What has changed from you guys that has led to such success?
Practice and better picks helped a lot. We were also confident unlike the matches versus Mouz and Darer, because we had our full roster. We got all the personal, real life issues out, of the picture and just played to win without the distractions.
Your next match is going to be against Quantic. This is a team that EG has traded many blows with. But the last time EG faced Quantic was in the ProDOTA2 League, where they won. What do you think of the new Quantic team? What do you think EG’s chances are against them?
The new Quantic is a lot more versatile. I’ve seen them run line-ups out of the old Quantic’s comfort zone. Brax has been a long-time friend of mine and it’s nice to see him doing well . At the moment, I am pretty confident versus Quantic because of our practice. We have a lot of heroes that we can use and Quantic’s play style is pretty predictable still. Also, the fact that it is a best-of-3 helps since we do the best in those and not silly best-of-one games.
Evil Geniuses will play Quantic Gaming on August 7th, 2012 at 20:00 CEST. You can find out more about The Defense here.
Sources: Evil Geniuses