Within your own game how do you identify your own strengths? At the same time, what do you think needs more work?
I think for now, because I still lack experience, my weakness is like, sometimes I’m not confident. Especially because I’m the AWPer I need to have a better understanding of the right time to peek and when not to peek. What’s the right angle to pick? Am I going to win that? I have to ask these questions more.
In saying that, the strongest part of my play is when I do play with confidence I just hit every single shot [laughs].
Speaking to that, does Tyloo’s looser style of play give you more confidence or would you prefer more structure to the game?
I think for now when Bntet is IGL’ing our team is being more structured. I still will adapt on the T-side. Especially for us, even with the AWP I become more supportive. I throw flashbang, control middle, buy equipment. I think I like if I can get my freedom, like ‘I want to pick here’, ‘let me peek there’. But for my team, we’re strongest when we’re structured. I want to win more than be comfortable.
How have you transitioned into Tyloo? Especially given the communication in the team is still being figured out as time goes on.
I think the communication is like, for now, is becoming a lot better. Our communication is still a mix between Chinese and English. For example, Bntet is calling in English and talking about spots in English but then the funny thing is in Chinese things like ‘left’ and ‘right’ sound very similar. So you can hear your teammates calling and you’re wondering ‘left or right, left or right?’.
TyLoo’s Xccurate and BnTet in the IEM Sydney 2018 Group Stages – Source: HLTV
Given Tyloo’s high number of games, how have you found the development of your individual play? Is the density of matches making growth quicker or harder?
I think that right now, because this year Tyloo has a really tight schedule. Like every month, every week, every day. So for me, I can’t really put a lot of effort into myself individually and do that. So for right now I am just getting the experience from the international teams and not focus too much on the losses – just get the experience.
What is the biggest takeaway from IEM Sydney for Tyloo?
The biggest experience we can can take is just going to the semi finals as the Asian team and playing in front of such a big Australian crowd. And then getting to their to not be dropping a single map or anything… It really feels wonderful for us. The experience of that is for life.
TyLoo’s Xccurate on the stage – Source: HLTV
Speaking of not dropping a map, one of the bigger wins you had in Sydney was in the Bo3 over Cloud9. What was the main reasons why you were able to beat the Americans and what did you think they did wrong?
On Inferno we play really comfortably, it’s one of our best maps. We just play our default tactics, and we take control of every single position then we get onto site. In my opinion, Cloud9 didn’t take banana control so we can get banana control and we can easily go back. We can easily fake them. The key for Inferno is that.
Overpass was a closer game. I think because we could start CT Overpass, our CT is much stronger but Cloud9 has a lot of aggression. They just run out of B and we have to go ‘B, B, B, B!’ [laughs]. For T-side, I think for me, it’s like we can easily take control of short and toilets and then when we eco they play too afraid. For example, we win the glock control, and I have no idea what they are doing on-site, not spotting or anything. Because when I see Cloud9 play before they play with a lot of confidence, and they are more aggressive, play close, set-up crossfire. That game, I didn’t see the Cloud9 from before. They played really worried.
For the T-side, like, I remember when Cloud9 had a lot of information and went to flank connector, we split A and get onto site. I don’t know how we are actually supposed to win that round [laughs] maybe we got a bit lucky. I kill skadoodle in toilet and then suddenly tarik comes from connector and just jumps and I hit? Maybe we got some lucky timings.