Team Empire does not cease to amaze. They came out 1st of the Season 8 Challenger League and now 1st place in the Pro League Season 9 and also made it 2nd at the Six Invitational. We met with Jak2oO, Team Empire's manager to learn more about the team and what to expect from the competition.
ESIX : First of all, thank you for accepting an interview for ESIX and congratulations on your Pro League Finals qualification.
Jak2oO : Many thanks for the congralutations. We are please to hear this !
ESIX : How is the team going ? Are the players in shape ?
Jak2oO : We had time to prepare and take training seriously. I think the team is in good shape.
ESIX : During this Pro League you have remained on top and true to your 2nd place at the 6 Invitaitonal, you are at the first place of the European PL, do you think you are the favorites ?
Jak2oO : I want to believe that we are the favorites. But no joke, we’re going to win.
ESIX : How will you approach this Pro League finals ?
Jak2oO : With the maximum of concentration, as I said earlier, we want to win.
ESIX : Are you satisfied by the seeding ? We know that you will be facing Dark Zero first, do you feel confident about approaching this first match ?
Jak2oO : During the seeding, the team wanted to play the first game with Dark Zero, and everything went according to the plan.
ESIX : Lately, LeStream Esports have managed to win a match against you, would you like, if the circumstances lend themselves to it, face them in the final ?
Jak2oO : Most of all, we hope to meet LeStream in the final, because we want to recoup.
ESIX : G2 Esports, the champion team of the Six Invitational against the one you lost in the Grand Final, hasn’t managed to get qualified. Is it a good news for you ?
Jak2oO : We are upset, just like any professional team. Team Empire is driven by a sense of sports interest, G2 beat us in the final so we are waiting for our revenge.
ESIX : And last question, are we going to see Empire smiling for once ?
Jak2oO : Team Empire only smiles for one occasion; when raising cups.
ESIX : Thank you for answering to our questions, and we wish you good luck !
Jak2oO : Many thanks for the questions provided by ESIX. You guys are great, and we hope that all your readers are in a good mood and cheer for Team Empire ! <3
Artur "ShepparD" Ipatov
Daniil "JoyStiCK" Gabov
Eugene "karzheka" Petrishin
Dmitry "Scyther" Semenov
Danila "Dan" Dontsov