We are less than 24 hours away from the start of the 2015 edition of the Call of Duty Championship, without a doubt the biggest tournament of the year in this game. Our team will be in attendance with hopes of flying Spain’s and Gamers2’s colours high in the tournament, which will have a whopping $1 million on offer.
Before the players boarded the plane to Los Angeles, we had a quick chat with them to know how the team is feeling right now and what they think about the opponents they will have to face in the group stage.
You spent the last week in Barcelona. How did the bootcamp go? Do you feel adequately prepared for the COD Championship?
“MethodZ”: We practiced all that we wanted, and we managed to win some tournaments we would not have been able to win if we were playing from home. I think we are fully prepared for the Championship.
What are your expectations going into the event? Do you think you will be able to finish in the top 8?
“Lgend”: I think our expectations should be to beat all the teams in our group and finish first, which will not be easy. About the top eight, I think we can do it, but are going to have to work very hard for that.
This is the biggest COD tournament of the year. How is the motivation in the team?
“Tojor”: Our motivation is extremely high and we are 300 per cent focused to give Spain and Gamers2 the results they expect.
Looking at your group opponents, what do think about them? How do you rate your chances against them?
“JK7”: I think it is a pretty hard group, but we should be able to at least finish second. I think we have good chances of beating all of our opponents, but the hardest match will be against OpticNation.
Many seem to believe that OpTic will finish at the top and that your match against Exile5.T1 will determine the second place. Do you agree?
“MethodZ”: I agree to some extent, but we want to battle Optic or whoever pushes for the first place. We will not go down without a fight.
You were very active last week, taking part in a series of online tournaments. Are you a better team now than you were when you attended the European Regional Championship?
“TojoR”: Of course, yes, we really improved during the 10 days we spent bootcamping. We really appreciate the support from G2 for making this possible. Without the bootcamp we would not be this confident for the Championship.
What is your opinion about the Spanish scene right now? Are there other teams capable of attending international events like this one?
“Lgend”: There are good teams in the scene, but we and Spirit Gaming are one step ahead of the rest. There is also a younger team, Pain Gaming, which is talented, too.