"训练效果好将进入前三" - Lurppis专访

  8月份最重要的赛事之一,WCG 2011中国区总决赛已经圆满结束。e-Stars Seoul 2011 Beat IT锦标赛无疑将是接下来最重要的国际赛事,为了帮助大家能更多的了解各个参赛队的备战情况,我们对一些玩家关注的队伍进行了深入的采访。这次,我们选择了效力于paisitit战队——芬兰CS圈元老级人物Tomi "Lurppis" Kovanen,请他谈谈paisitit是如何备战e-Stars锦标赛?新人aslak会给队伍带来怎样的惊喜?对于EG的人员变动以及北美电竞环境的看法?CS解说给他带来了哪些乐趣以及此次韩国之行的目标是什么?带着这些疑问,让我们来看看Lurppis是如何说的,Enjoy!~

你好,Lurppis!首先谢谢你接受采访,先向中国的粉丝们介绍一下自己吧!

  Ni hao!我的名字叫Tomi Kovanen,我更习惯大家叫我lurppis,我是一个23岁的学生,现在居住在芬兰,不过在过去的两年中我一直住在美国为EG效力。现如今我同aslak、BASiC、naSu、plastE一起效力于paistit,不过我们会以WinFakt的队标参加即将举办的e-Stars

我们很久都没有在线下赛事上看到paisitit或者说Power Gaming的身影了,你们怎样为即将到来的e-Stars赛事做准备的?

  其实从我们在三月份赢得Digifest之后,Power Gaming就已经名存实亡了,因为大家都没有什么积极性包括我自己,不怎么愿意为比赛而训练,无法适应高强度的赛事。我又花了三个月来找回动力(第一次是去年十一月到今年二月,这一次是从三月到六月),我们从六月份开始时不时的训练,于7月1日正式宣布paisitit的成立。我们花了好几周为ICSC训练,并成功晋级在基辅举办的决赛。后来因为个人原因我们错过了GameGune,目前正在为IEM的线上预选赛以及e-Stars做集训。

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Lurppis at WEM2010

在paistit的阵容中我们发现了一个不怎么熟悉的名字aslak,可以谈谈他么?

  他肯定是未来的狙击手新星,你可以从他对阵Lions的POV中了解他的实力,不过所有的欧洲顶级队伍在训练赛的时候应该都了解他的实力了,经过一两个赛事fans也会知道的。他的风格非常激进,让我想起ruuit,他还打出了无数我认为不可能命中的awp狙杀,他是一个有着非常大潜力的非常优秀的选手。

BASiC、naSu和plastE效力Power Gaming很久了,不过基于通知的比较仓促,你觉得你们有时间为e-Stars做好足够的准备吗?

  我的兄弟naSu和plastE从09年就效力于PG了,BASiC则是在10年末加入队伍的。我们建立这个队伍已经有几周了,我们也训练了一些日子。无论如何,我们还是一个全新的阵容,因为我们在ICSC之后中断了训练,因此不能110%地做好准备,如果常规的方法不管用的话,我们估计没有多少时间来做出调整,但是我认为我们会及时调整好状态的。

几乎所有的顶级队伍都参加了今年的e-Stars,那么你们的目标是什么?

  我们的目标始终是赢得赛事,纵观小组内的队伍,虽然艰难却不是不可能。我们也许会输给mouz,也许会战胜mouz和Na’Vi,谁知道呢,我们是参赛的五六支最好的队伍里面的一员,如果我们下周训练的好的话,我认为我们会进入前三。

自从Delpan加入之后SK几乎赢得了所有参加的赛事,你觉得他们会延续之前无法阻挡的势头成为09年的fnatic或者10年的Na’Vi吗?

  我听说face和RobbaN直到e-Stars开赛一周前才会结束假期,我不明白一周够不够他们训练的,因为有两张新地图。不过他们在DreamHack打过mirage,而forge则是一张非常简单的地图,因此他们还是有机会赢的。我不清楚他们能不能战胜Na’Vi,虽然他们赢得了ESWC和WCG,静观其变吧。他们的阵容能力非常强,他们只要手头顺很容易就赢得比赛,而且不需要怎么磨练战术。

你也为EG效力过,说说你对最近EG人事变动的看法吧。

  基于我所了解到的东西,我认为EG会表现的更好,而fRoD和Storm也会更加有动力来比赛,这对北美CS而言是一个双赢的决定,不过还是要看看EG是否真的变强,起码我看来他们更加有竞争力了。

在你看来,北美和欧洲的CS有什么不同?大体上真的有不同吗?

  北美队伍换阵容太频繁,而且一出什么问题,首先想到的不是合力去解决,而是极力去找出一个人来承担责任。另一大问题是每一个北美选手太注重于训练,而不是有所提高。ESEA让事情变得更糟,因为大家都关注数据而非实力本身,选手只是盯着数据统计,而非让队伍变得更强。

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Lurppis at IEM5 Photo by Fragbite.se

GameGune你和Thorin一起为winout.net解说,仅仅是帮助朋友还是你在为winout.net做兼职?

  我为WinOut做事已经很长时间了,而且会和Thorin一直坚持下去,这既是帮助朋友,也有兼职的意思吧。不过最近我没有太多的时间,比较复杂。

IEM5时期你还同Joe Miller一道解说,你的兼职解说是从什么时候开始的?对那些想要涉足这个领域的新手有什么经验之谈呢?

  我朋友Thorin之前在2010年的夏天就邀请我解说GameGune,效果不错,于是我们又在WCG Nordic为SK的网站做解说。后来我和ESL的人聊天,结果我在三月就成了IEM总决赛的解说,因为我认识Joe,所以合作的非常愉快。虽然我没有频繁的比赛了,不过我还不算是正式的解说,只是在一旁为比赛做出比较专业的数据统计,看起来还蛮成功的,不过就跟和朋友一起看HLTV差不多,就是没有那么下流罢了,哈哈。

你和naSu是双胞胎,也一起并肩作战过多年,你们之间有什么异同点?你们之前是不是交流和合作地更加心有灵犀?

  我们是兄弟不过不是双胞胎,我比他大两岁半。我一直是队伍的队长,而他一开始是突击手,后来转变为补枪。我们的个性确有不同,而且也影响了游戏,不过我们相处的很好,朋友之情更甚于一般的兄弟之情,仿佛没有年龄的差距。我们合作地很好,不过和兄弟无关,我们只是一直坐在一起,互相交流,我们俩在比赛的时候都是非常注重交流的。

很久没有看到PG的元老tihOp和natu的身影了,他们在干什么?而据HLTV.org说ruuit做爸爸了?

  当我们决定和老Roccat一起组建Digifest时,那二位已经基本退居二线了。不过他们还时不时的玩玩,也许他们会组个队参加IEM什么的也说不定。Ruuit在2010年末就当爸爸了,他从PG退下来,专心工作供养家庭,他现在没时间估计也没有动力来比赛了。

2011年paisitit的目标是什么?

  首先是要参加尽可能多的赛事,因此我希望起码能参加2/3的IEM全球巡回赛,这是我最喜欢的赛事。我们已经参加了IEM的广州以及纽约的预选赛,以及即将宣布的IEM欧洲巡回赛。我们已经收到十月SEC的邀请,还有马上要举行的e-Stars,看起来没有WCG芬兰的预选赛,估计我们要错过WCG了,不过希望我们能参加ESWC、DreamHack以及其他一些大型赛事。我坚信只要我们坚持训练以及参加更多的比赛,我们会进入世界前五的排行的。

还有什么要对中国的fans说的?

  我想对我们中国的fans说声谢谢。每次我去中国,都有非常多的fans要求我们合影和签名,这非常酷,我还不知道我们在中国有那么多fans!希望我们能晋级IEM广州站,到时见了!

English Version
Hello Lurppis, thanks for taking the time to do the interview, and let’s start things off by introducing yourself to the Chinese fans here.
Ni hao! My name is Tomi Kovanen and like you said I go by the alias "lurppis". I'm a 23 years old student now living back in Finland after spending the last two years in the USA while playing for EG. Currently I'm playing for team paistit with aslak, BASiC, naSu & plastE, and we're attending e-Stars under the name Team WinFakt.

We have not seen paisitit (or Power Gaming) in LAN action for a pretty long time now, how have you guys been practicing for the upcoming E-Stars in Seoul?
Power Gaming actually died after we won Digifest in March because the team wasn't motivated (including myself at the time) to practice enough to do well at big events and we had no suitable events coming up. I took another three month break from CS (first one being from November to February, second from March to June) to regain my motivation and then we started playing with paistit sometime in June and officially announced the team on 1st of July. We practice a few weeks for ICSC and qualified for the finals in Kiev. After the event we took two weeks off due to personal reasons that forced us to miss GameGune, and then started preparing for future events, in this case IEM online qualifiers and e-Stars.

In the paistit line up we noticed a rather unfamiliar name in aslak, would you mind telling us a little more about him?
He's an upcoming top AWPer for sure, you can get a little taste of what he's capable of in his POV against Lions, but all top teams in Europe should already know from practice how good he is, and after one or two events so will the fans. He has an aggressive playing style that reminds me a little bit of ruuit and hits a ton of AWP shots I would assume he (or anyone for that matter) would miss, so he's a very good player with the big green.

BASiC,naSu and plastE have been playing for Power Gaming on and off for several years now. Do you think you guys would be prepared for E-Stars given the late notice?
My brother (naSu) and plastE have been playing for PG since 2009, BASiC was briefly part of the team for a few months in late 2010 (Oct-Dec). We already found out a week ago so we have been practicing for a week, we're still a somewhat new team due to our break from practice after ICSC so we're not going to be 110% prepared so when our normal game play doesn't work, we won't have as much practice adjusting but I think we will be in pretty good shape in time.

Almost all the top-tier teams in the world would attend this year’s E-Stars. What will be your goal and expectation in Seoul?
Our goal as always is to win the event, looking at the brackets it's going to be hard but it's not impossible. We could lose vs mouz and we could beat both them and Na`Vi so it's really hard to say how we will do yet, but I think we're one of the 5-6 best teams attending and if we play well and get good practice in during the next week, I think we will place in the top three.

SK has been winning almost every tournament since the addition of Delpan. Do you think they could ride that momentum in E-Stars grow into a force that would be impossible to stop like the fnatic in 2009 and NaVi in 2010?
I heard face and RobbaN will be on vacation until just a week before e-Stars, so I'm not sure if one week will be enough time for them to properly prepare for a tournament that has two new maps. Then again, all of them have already played mirage at a few DreamHack tournaments, forge is a fairly simple map as far as angles/spots go and they're not used heavily at this tournament so they do have a chance to win. I'm not sure if they can possibly compete with Na`Vi anymore even if they win both ESWC and WCG but we'll have to wait and see; their lineup has so much skill they can easily win matches and even tournaments just due to their players playing well, even if their teamwork/strats aren't that polished.

Since you have been on EG and competed in U.S for a decent amount of time, what is your opinion of the recent roster shake-up by EG? Do you think they made the right decision?
The decision had to be made with how things were going in that team based on what I know/have heard from them, I think EG will function better as a team now and I also think fRoD and Storm will be much more motivated to play which will probably make them play better as well. It's a win-win for the USA CS scene in general, but we'll see if EG will actually get stronger, at least they have more competition in the US now.

In your opinion, what are the differences between the North American CS community and the Europe CS community? Are the team styles generally distinct?
In North America teams change their rosters too often and like to always have a person to blame whenever things don't work out rather than work to overcome the problems. Another major problem is that EVERYONE in NA practices to win, rather than to get better. I also think practice on ESEA (their website, has an anti cheat and provides statistics for every scrim) makes everything worse because players will stat whore in scrims as well rather than trying to play for the team.

We saw that in GameGune you were shoutcasting the matches for winout.net together with Thorin. Is that just helping out a friend or do you actually work part-time for winout.net?
I have done some work here and there for WinOut for a long time and will continue casting for them here and there when I have time, with Thorin. I am both helping a friend to an extent I guess but also I work for them part time I suppose, it's a bit complicated since I don't have enough time to properly work for them so the extent varies weekly.

In IEM5 tournaments you were also shoutcasting alongside Joe Miller. How did the part-time career of shoutcasting started? What are some recommendations you have for people who also want to have a try in that field?
My friend Thorin originally asked me to shoutcast GameGune last summer (2010) from home and people seemed to like it so we did WCG Nordic for the SK Gaming site as well. I talk to some people from ESL and somehow me shoutcasting IEM came up since I wasn't playing in the World Championships in March, and I already somewhat knew Joe so it went well I think. I don't really know I guess, I'm not much of a shoutcaster since I don't do any play by play, I just give my expert analysis on things players/teams do and it seems to work out, it's one of those things where it's almost like watching HLTV with friends, only less vulgar haha.

You and naSu are twins who have played alongside each other for several years now. What are the similarities and differences in how you guys play the game? Do you feel you guys have superb teamwork and understand each other extremely well?
We're brothers but not twins actually, I'm almost 2,5 years older than him. I have always been the in-game leader in all of our teams while he has been a fragger that later on was forced to become more of a backup player. We're fairly different personalities and I think it translates somewhat into CS, but we get along really well and I think we're a lot better friends than brothers with such an age difference at this age usually are. We have good team work but it has nothing to do with us being brothers, simply because we used to play next to each other and that developed our communication skills a lot I think, and we're both really strong communicators when playing.

We have not seen Power-Gaming veterans like tihOp and natu for a while now. Do you know what they are up to? What about ruuit, who according to HLTV.org have became a father?
When we decided to attend Digifest with the old Roccat 2007-2008 lineup those two were basically sidelined and there simply wasn't a team for them to play with. They play the occasional gather here and there and I think they thought about making a team for IEM until their new format was announced, but neither is very active currently. ruuit became a father in late 2010 when he originally stepped down from Power Gaming and he works to help support his family so he doesn't have enough time (and not sure about motivation) to play CS competitively at the top level anymore.

What will be paisitit’s plan for the rest of 2011?
First and foremost we're hoping to attend as many tournaments as possibly, so I hope we manage to qualify for if not all then at least 2/3 IEM Global Challenges since those have always been my personal favorite tournaments. We're currently participating in both IEM Guangzhou and NYC qualifiers and will also take part in the so far not announced IEM Europe Global Challenge qualifier. We've received an invite to SEC in October, and obviously we're attending eStars in about two weeks. Besides that, there's no WCG qualifier in Finland so it looks like we will have to miss that event, but hopefully we can attend ESWC, DreamHack and whatever other tournaments show up and do well. I really believe we will be a solid top five team in the world after we get more practice in and get to attend more tournaments as a team.

Any last comments to the Chinese fans?
I just wanted to give a big thanks to all of our Chinese fans, I know every time I visit China a ton of fans show up asking for autographs and pictures etc which is pretty cool, knowing there are so many fans in China! Hopefully we can attend the IEM Global Challenge in Guangzhou and see you guys there! 保重!

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  1. SK says:

    打的好的话!WCG组委会肯定会直接邀请的!只是没有路费而已!

  2. 晴天Doll says:

    CONTE&RUUIT曾经的芬兰双子星啊~

  3. Milner says:

    WCG那抽奖什么时候抽啊

  4. seals says:

    可惜的了NOTHUNG了,应该考虑转会了 浪费这人才了

  5. Kenn says:

    很叼很强大。
    希望附上demo

  6. Aku says:

    最近paistit的战斗力的确挺猛

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