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Name: Lucas “Steel” Lopes
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Tournament Winnings: $47,165.94 From 42 Tournaments
About Lucas “Steel” Lopes:
Lucas is one of the best Brazilian players in the world. Playing as a riffler or entry fragger, he is one of the core players of team Immortals. Although he started his eSports career as a Counter-Strike Source player, Steel has successfully switched to Global Offensive.
About our Interview:
Our team met him at IEM Katowice 2017, where he spoke about eSports development, betting, the event in Katowice and his favorite soccer team. Find out what Lucas said to our staff in our special Immortals Steel Interview!
Vip-Bet: Next to me is Steel from Immortals. The first question is about the crowd here, the event, the venue?
Steel: The crowd here is the best, man! I don’t know why, but the Polish crowd is such like the Brazilian. So energic, and I can’t lie, man, here is the best place to play.
Vip-Bet: We saw you down in the crowd, giving autographs. What is the feeling to be around the fans?
Steel: It is great because, as I told the Polish guys, it reminds me so much of the Brazilians. I feel like I’m in home.
Vip-Bet: What do you think about the group stage? You passed the group with a result of 4:1.
Steel: Yes, we did excellent in the groups. As you said, we were 4:1; we lost only to FaZe. We really tried to beat them in the semifinals but they were a tough opponent for us. But it was a solid performance in the group stage.
Vip-Bet: Can you talk about your mistakes in those matches, especially in the match against FaZe?
Steel: Yeah, we did a lot of mistakes in our game, mostly because of our mental weakness. We have to improve it, we have to have more strength mentally in the next one.
Vip-Bet: Ok, what is the feeling to play with a new player here?
Steel: It is great to know that every time when you bring a new player, you play better. The motivation is greater and he brings a lot of new ideas.
Vip-Bet: What are your plans for the future?
Steel: We got to practice hard of course. Our main goal is to qualify for the Major. That is the main thing.
Vip-Bet: Next question is about eSports development. What do you think about it?
Steel: I think it will be a lot better this year, it will be bigger and bigger, growing a lot. I think that maybe some of the soccer teams will be involved in eSports.
Vip-Bet: Yes, we already saw Team North, part of FC Copenhagen. Is this possible in Brazil? Will football teams there open an eSports division?
Steel: Maybe not in this year but it is possible maybe in the next year.
Vip-Bet: Which is your favorite football team in Brazil?
Steel: Corinthians from Sao Paolo.
Vip-Bet: Nice, and one more question. What do you think about eSport betting? More and more sportsbooks are now offering eSports markets, so what is your opinion about it?
Steel: I am not sure what to talk about this. It could be a good thing and a bad thing. Betting brings a lot of euros but can also bring a lot of bad things like what happened to the American guys who got banned. In my opinion, it is good but also has bad sides.
Vip-Bet: Have you ever placed a bet?
Steel. No.. Or actually at the beginning, I like betting on my skins go to which teams are going to win, but only like for four times.
Vip-Bet: Thank you, Steel!
Steel: Yes, thank you a lot.
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