Interview with devoduvek – “ScreaM went to try out for FaZe, then wanted his spot back on [EnVyUs]”

devoduvek from LDLC joined me for an interview.

I am pleased to have had the opportunity to interview David “devoduvek” Dobrosavljevic of LDLC. He is a former member of Misfits, and recently competed at IEM Chicago 2018, where his team made it to the quarter-finals.

In 2017, yourself and Francois “AmaNEk” Delaunay had a successful stint on the North American Misfits, led by Sean “sg@res” Gares. What are the differences between him and Alex “ALEX” McMeekin as in-game leaders?

Well there isn’t a big difference between the 2 leaders. They are both really smart players and you can notice it because the calls are heavily focused on what the other team is doing and what is happening on the map. The small difference is that we have less early-round set strats with ALEX, so we have less chance to run into a stack. Also, something that ALEX does really often is cancel a call even if we are already executing it, making our T side redirections harder to read which means that depending on the teams that we are playing, our playstyle can completely change and this is our biggest strength right now with the team.

You were the teammate of Hunter “SicK” Mims on Misfits, who now finds himself on Rogue. How far does his potential go? Is he a rising star in North America?

I’m not following the NA scene at all, but SicK has always been a solid anchor player, at least when I played with him. Like all of us he still has a lot to learn so his potential can go higher at any time, he’ll just need to put the work in.

At one point, you were supposed to sign with EnVyUs but after 4 days of you being on the team, you were removed. What happened?

The roster was supposed to be me, Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom, Christoph “SIXER” Xia, Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer and Cedric “RpK” Guipouy. ScreaM decided to try out for FaZe, so Envy had to find another player and they decided to go with Alexandre “xms” Forte. We practiced for like 2 days, but ScreaM wanted his spot back in the team. They basically had to choose between me and xms, and they went for xms so I got released.

At IEM Chicago, you had an excellent placing, congratulations on that. You eventually fell to Liquid in the quarter-finals, what did you think of your performance in the series?

Thank you! I think I played decently on the first two maps, but I could have done way better on Cache as T and especially as CT. We really could have won the series 2-0. Then, on the last map, we started as CT and got outplayed. My game was terrible but there was not much I could have done honestly as I was playing anchor B on Mirage. I’m a bit disappointed in myself, but I see it more as a teamwork failure.

Between IEM Chicago and future games, what do you want to change on the practice server? What parts of your game are mostly in need of refreshing?

Honestly we have had so many official matches in the last few weeks that we haven’t practiced at all, so what we did was talk about our mistakes and try to fix them. We did this by trying to understand them and ensure we didn’t reproduce them. What we plan to do in the future is refresh our T sides on most of the maps, and rework our CT sides on maps we played poorly on.

Is there anything you’d like to say to anyone reading?

Thanks for the interview and also thanks to everyone who have been cheering for us the whole tournament, it has been a really good experience for all of us!

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