OpTic Gaming’s Estonian star Kevin ‘HS’ Tarn has given a detailed interview statement that even his teammate Aleksi ‘allu’ Jalli would have been proud of.
OpTic Gaming is currently competing at the $750,000 ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals in Odense, Denmark.
The European team played Season 6 of the EPL in North America due to the fact that the organization already held a position in the league that their previous North American roster had secured.
OpTic Gaming played an excellent online season, despite having to play some matches from across the Atlantic ocean, and finished in the number one spot.
However, the team’s performances on LAN have not quite lived up to their online performances so far.
The team failed to secure a spot in the ELEAUGE Major Main Qualifier, after a third place finish in the European Minor, and could only manage a 3rd-4th place finish at the iBUYPOWER Masters 2017 tournament.
However, a 5-6th finish at stacked IEM Oakland event in November showed that the recently assembled roster is making progress.
OpTic has been drawn in the Red Group alongside SK Gaming, Ninjas in Pyjamas, North, NRG Esports, and Misfits.
Before the group got underway, ESL played a video with some statements from various players about their thoughts heading into the tournament.
OpTic’s in-game leader, Adam ‘friberg’ Friberg, and NiP’s veteran rifler Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund can both be heard giving well thought-out answers and assessments of their chances in the group stage.
The shot then switches to HS and the 20 year old Estonian makes a statement that even his teammate allu would struggle to top:
“I think we will win this event.”
Allu is well known for his deadpan manner but it looks like he may now be losing his title of driest professional player in CS:GO to his very own teammate.
We do love the confidence from HS, though.