O toplaner sueco Finn Wiestål mais conhecido como Finn desabafou a partir do seu twitter fazendo uma retrospectiva do Summer Split da equipa na LEC, ainda assim o jogador diz que gostaria de dizer muito mais mas que não pode.
Antes de mais, o jogador agradece aos jogadores dos Astralis que partilharam o rift com ele JeonHoon, 113, Lider, Dajor e Kobbe, deixando bem claro que o jogador não tem problemas com os mesmos, ainda assim durante o texto deixa um sentimento contraditório.
Finn diz que quando chegou aos Astralis as ambições da organização entraram em conflito, mas que era ok para o sueco, o jogador diz ainda que antes de se reunir com a equipa que tiveram uma conversa séria e disse que esta seria “our last chance”, a última oportunidade dos jogadores mostrarem que conseguiam fazer mais, mesmo sabendo que não eram favoritos.
Para Finn a equipa tinha hipóteses de vencer o Summer Split se metessem as diferenças de lado, mas que ainda assim foi considerado como “lunático”, o que se refletiu durante os treinos do Summer Split, o jogador descreve como uma dos piores ambientes competitivos que já viveu, não querendo culpabilizar o patch em que jogaram, dizendo que as equipas adversárias sempre arranjaram maneira de dar counter nas picks, e dando struggled à equipa toda, apesar de haver alguns jogadores que tiveram algumas perfomances de encher o olho, mas que a equipa como um todo que falhou.
O jogador sueco diz ainda que a equipa tem capacidades para estar ao mais alto nível se tiver uma boa gestão e um melhor ambiente competitivo do que aquele que foi dado pelos Astralis.
Ainda assim Finn diz que passou um ano miserável na América em 2021, o reverse swept pelos Fnatic o que tirou a sua equipa de poder jogar os Worlds em 2022 e agora isto, mas o jogador sente-se mais confiante do que nunca nas suas capacidades técnicas e de comunicação.
Lembramos que se Finn decidir continuar com os Astralis o jogador só voltará a jogar em Janeiro do próximo ano.
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Right now I still struggle to find words and direction and I apologize for any spelling mistakes.
Before I say anything I want to give my utmost thanks and respect to JeongHoon, Bum(113), Lider, Dajor and Kobbe for everything this year.
2023 has not been an easy year
From finding out last minute via twitter while T was boarding my flight to bootcamp in Korea that XL was droppping me for the 2023 season until the present day – getting eliminated from LEC and any contention for a worlds spot on July the 3rd. The soonest out of all the teams, even Vitality has some hope to hold on to, we have none.
There’s many things T would want to say and many things that I have to hold back on.
After joining Astralis i realized my own ambitions and the organizations were conflicting, and that’s completely okay. Nonetheless I had a serious talk with the team after joining, trying to imprint the idea that this was our last chance, that we have to play and practice like there was no next year. It is no secret that we were not one of the favorites.
Starting the winter split 8/5 and proceeding to make it to top 6 was nothing short of a miracle. The daily struggles we were facing and the utter hopelessness that slowly shrouded our team throughout the season led us towards a borderline compulsory roster swap
Barely falling short in spring had me approaching Summer split with high hopes and a clear goal of winning LEC. Some people might think it’s an expectation based on delusion, in hindsight even more so but T really thought we had a real shot at it if we were able to put our diffrences aside and come together at the most important moments.
The fact is that our practice for the entirety of summer was one of the most stressful environments i’ve been in and 1 would say the leading factor why I’m currently sitting here writing this down and not preparing for our next opponent. With the new LEC format the whole tournament is being played on one patch and one patch only for better or worse.
For us T have to say the later to be true.
Our identity was Figured out and how to draft against us was put on full display every single weekend. We were a team with a high ceiling and a low floor and it showed. We struggled to find wins where it was needed and they would mostly come through great individual performances from different people rather than a conduct of unity.
Sitting and waiting 4 hours in anticipation to play a tiebreaker that didn’t end up happening was a tragic way to end the year. T only have the best of wishes to my friends and ex teammates that remain in contention for the title. At the end day two teams will miss out, this summer split it just ended up being us.
All my teammates have clear strenghts and T can guarantee they would all be able to perform at the highest level if they get surrounded by the right pieces and a better environment than the one we had.
I think it’s a real shame that we dont get a chance to show ourselves at the next stage as I felt like I had so much more 1 wanted to show, but that is the essence of competition. After devoting myself to the game for so long I felt my
fire wavering in winter and I thought that this would truly be my last year, that despite my constant effort this is as far as 1 could go.
1 think its natural to have that feeling after facing heartbreak after heartbreak every year
Going out at worlds in a pathetic manner 2020
A horrible year in America 2021
Getting reverse swept by Fnatic and missing worlds with a team that T felt could win it all in 2022And now this.
Nonetheless my confidence has never been higher. From a gameplay standpoint and a communication standpoint I feel better than ever.
Right now I am not sure what the future holds, if there’s one thing I learned in esports is that tomorrow is never a guarantee but neither a complete uncertainty.
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