At the end of last season you guys decided to go your separate ways with the Quantic roster. Many didn't know what you were going to do, but you ended up creating one of the best teams in Invite. Did you expect to be good right from the start, or was it sort of shocking how well you did?
After Quantic disbanded and I created Denial I definitely expected to perform this well, I feel the only teams that could beat us were Curse and Quantic, so worst case scenario we should be 12-4 at the end of the season. My hopes were to split curse/quantic and go 2-2 and end up with a record of 14-2. That was the goal.
Now that you won't be playing CS:GO, what will you be doing with your time?
I won't stop playing CS:GO completely, I will DM, occasionally scrim/10man and still watch tournaments/demos and keep up with content for my website and continue trying to teach others how to play CS properly. When I’m not doing that I am going to be playing COD heavily on Xbox and seeing if my skills translate.
Your decision to leave was sort of out of the blue, what made you decide to go to Call of Duty?
Well I’m not necessarily making a full switch to console, I simply want to take a break from CS for a bit, and after I venture into console and give CS some time, I’ll evaluate and decide what I want to do.
You will also be playing with other former CS:GO players, have you guys been planning this for a while, or was it something that formed overnight?
Yeah I’m going to be fragging on the sticks playing bops2 with emong, mike3d and korupt. They've been talking to me about it for a while, and I feel it could be a great opportunity and an incredible challenge that I think would be fun, and enjoyable, becoming a great player on mouse/keyboard and the controller would be something that I don't know has been done before, but we are all up to the challenge.
Will you come back to play Counter-Strike soon? It seems you will be playing casually, but what made you want to leave the competitive side?
As I said, I’ll evaluate what I’m going to do after my break. The reason though for me taking a break and moving on and trying out console is two reasons, the first being that Valve and the developers of CSGO refuse to support their game, and without their support the game is going to slowly dwindle or stagnant and never really grow. The other reason is that the current state of the NA scene is basically us getting on at 5PST, waiting for a scrim until about 6PST, realize there is nobody to play, then play some PUG, after that we play an IM team or something and call it a night. To me that is very boring and it is not enjoyable enough for me to play right now.
What is your best memory playing Counter-Strike and what will you miss the most?
My best memories are just gaming with all my friends, meeting some great people, and just having fun all the time while playing. Other things that felt great was just placing well at international LANs and showing everyone that NA CS can hang with the rest of the world and proving so many doubters and people wrong.
Do you have any shoutouts to your fans that have been following you over the last few years?
I'm not going anywhere, I’ll still be around like I said and streaming and now without having to practice I can be more involved in the community, streaming scrims, streaming LANS, etc. - I'd also like to thank everyone for their support through the years, and I appreciate every one of you that tunes into my stream, cheers for my team at lans, and just takes interest in my life and what I’m up to. I really am grateful to you all.
I'm going to stream "The Road to MLG" and my Xbox progress, so if you guys want to watch it, commercial free of course, check it out at www.twitch.tv/godazed- and again I really want to stress how much I appreciate all the people that support me.