Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok said that due to frequent defeats and underwhelming results he lost confidence in himself and in the team. A disappointing 16th place finish at the latest DreamLeague Major was a final blow for the team.
Forward Gaming lost to Ninjas in Pajamas in the first round of the lower bracket of the DreamLeague Major and left the championship. The team took 13-16 place and earned $10,000 US dollars and 75 points Dota Pro Circuit points.
In an interview with RuHub, Fominok also explained why he performs better at The International, and also why Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora moved to the fourth position in Forward Gaming.
About Forward Gaming Issues
“As the team thought, we had a problem in three cores that we do not stack. Three greedy cores, and no one makes space. It was one of the ways to solve this problem — we changed MSS and UNiVeRsE. UNiVeRsE is such a backline player: when someone goes forward for his sake, he can give all his spells perfectly, and the Quartet in this patch is more conducive to his style.
It was the idea of SVG, everyone supported her, it was interesting for everyone to try. Plus, this is something new — it will give a fresh breath of air to the team. Everything was good initially. And MSS feels pretty confident on offlane, and UNiVeRsE quickly caught up to it. But again something is missing, the problem with the synergy in the team. “
About his personal form
“I’ve already tried everything. I played all those greedy morphs, I played on DK, CK, Ursa. Everything I need I can do for the team. <…> What will happen next is not yet clear.
Honestly, at the end of this tournament, I began to lose faith in the team and in myself. This series of defeats is huge: you no longer understand what is working, what is not working; what characters we can play, what we should avoid. I need this faith in the game now to find me again. I will work on it.”
About preparing for tournaments
“I cannot physically and mentally prepare for each tournament in the same way as I prepare for The International. Then I just close in the game and do not go anywhere. I’m in the bootcamp for a whole month — and then we can roll. I can’t do the same for every tournament, because I’ll burn out at some point.
I made this approach to this tournament, played 16 games a day to [be the best]. I was dead tired of the last place finish in each tournament. I wanted to change something. Now I feel very shaken. I need to find my play style again, find how to play with the team. We need to deal with this somehow.”
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