At the end of the Spring Invitational, we've seen an Asian team claim the championship title for the very first time.
CSPG Immortals accomplished the feat, became part of C-Ops history and also raised the expectations before the first-ever Critical Ops LAN event.
Like many other teams they too changed their lineup before the tournament.
Here is the list of players that will represent CSPG Immortals at the event:
The roles have not been decided yet.
We talked with "BuRNzzZ" and tried to find out more about CSPG and their newly acquired players, their Critical Ops Spring Invitational experience and their chances of winning the LAN event.
You revamped your roster for Critical Ops Spring Invitational.
You added „M4tt“, „Punn“ „TikTok“ and „Ted“. With these additions, you were able to win the EURASIA part of the tournament.
How did you manage to make this lineup work and why did you acquire these specific players?
"TikTok" wanted to join "CSPG Immortals" for quite some time.
And we all know he is one of the best players in this game and adding him to the roster, we knew that would make us even stronger.
"Ted" was already a part of the main lineup just because he didn't have a device he couldn't play the previous seasion.
It wasn't really tough to make this lineup work because each of them knew their role really well and they knew want to do.
You've decided to add 'MVP', 'Spectre' and 'Despair' to your lineup for the LAN event.
Who will they substitute and why would you make this change considering you won the Spring Invitational?
"M4tt" and "I" won't be able to attend this LAN due to visa issues as it takes a lot of time here.
Others had their own reasons like work, exams etc so the main lineup won't be present.
So yea we had to select a few good players and here they are.
We're finally going to see the clash of regions on an equal playing field.
Do you think Asia is behind North America or Europe in terms of skill?
No, I don't think the Asian scene is behind the others.
In fact, Asia is doing really good at the moment.
And I feel we are good enough to compete with the top EU and the NA teams.
There is still some time before the event.
How is your team preparing for it?
The team is playing together.
They are building their team chemistry.
We need to work on our team play more because everyone's individual skill is good as you all have seen them play for their respective teams.
What does it mean for you and your team to be one of the six invited teams?
At first, I couldn't believe it.
I really never thought of reaching this position one day and I'm really proud of my boys.
This means a lot to me and my team.
Just feels great.
The first Critical OPS LAN event is going to feature the best teams in the game.
Who do you consider as the toughest opponent and why?
Well, we won't take anyone lightly.
As we know how good each team is.
But we would like to play against GS because it has been really long since we have played them and we want to know where we stand.
Does anyone on your team have any experience playing in the offline environment in any game or is this is the first time for all of you?
Ah, I don't think anyone has played in an offline tournament.
This is our first-time experience and we are really looking forward to it.
This is a good thing because there won't be any lag issues and it will be purely skill based.
What place would satisfy you and are you feeling any pressure as the event approaches?
Top 3 would be satisfying I believe.
I'm a little bit nervous as this is a new lineup.
Hope everything goes well!
Anything you wish to say to your fans, the teams you will meet at the event or haters?
Thank you to all the fans who have been supporting us constantly.
Because of their love and support we are here.
And haters, we will always prove y'all wrong.
And a shoutout to CsPG and iFM fam.
CSPG Immortals are coming to the event as the newly crowned champions.
It will be interesting to see how they will match up against European and North American teams in the offline environment.
Who knows, maybe they’ll write another chapter of history as the first team to win a C-Ops LAN event.
Do you think we're likely to see this?
Let us know in the comments.
You can follow CSPG Immortals at - twitter.com/CsPG_Gaming