Before the Critical Ops Autumn Invitational, SpaceX was considered as one of the teams that might win the EURASIA part of the bracket.
In the end, that didn’t turn out to be the case, as they got heavily outplayed by CSPG Gaming in the Semi-Finals.
Now, the team has made several roster changes ahead of the new season.
To find out what’s going on with them, we’ve asked Flashee a couple of questions about the changes and the goals for the future among other things.
Tell us what lineup changes happened in your team recently (name the reasons if possible) and what are the roles of each player in the team now.
After the last season ended, Kiola and Tiktok, both an important part of our team, parted ways to join team Unbalanced and also Desire (Nimbxs) has stopped playing competitively as he couldn't really give time to both life and game and we respect his decision.
So we have Leapy, Rua, A17, BiBo and we also got in Vanish who is an excellent player and are trialing players for the positions available.
We recently got Kira as he did really good in his trials.
We haven't set up our team yet so the roles haven't been decided by us yet.
During the Critical Ops Autumn Invitational, you were able to pass the match against the Japanese finest with a convincing scoreline - Nighsky Rangers (13-4/13-4)
Did you expect it to be this easy and tell us something about this series?
NyR or RpL were an excellent team and we have practiced hard for the match against them. With all the things going our way and everyone playing well, we got a convincing scoreline.
We didn't expect it to be this easy as they gave us tough competition in scrims before.
In the Semi-Finals you ended up facing CSPG Gaming, where you suffered an unexpected heavy loss, winning only 10 rounds in total over the course of two maps (5:13 Bureau, 5:13 SpaceX)
Can you tell us what happened in this series and what's the main reason why you ended up losing with a such a big scoreline?
Coming to the CsPG game, we showed very clearly that we lacked teamwork and were dependent on individual skill.
Things went wrong, and everything went downhill. But we knew, as a new team, we needed time.
Time to be what we wish to be, the best.
Now, CSPG Gaming has announced that they're disbanding.
How do you feel about it and do you think this is your chance to get that number one spot in the region?
CsPG has been in the scene for a very long time.
Seeing them disband was a bit of a disappointment because no matter what, they would come up with a competitive roster and would have given a good fight for us.
Now they are gone so we look ahead.
We would love to take the number one spot but one team falls, another rises, so we need to be at our best to be called the best.
How would you describe the current situation in the region?
Since CsPG has disbanded, we have us SX, then we have Ripple Esports who are looking strong with their new additions.
Unicorns have changed the name to Azure and they are really good competition for us with their roster.
And also Unbalanced where we will get to meet our former players Kiola and Tiktok.
I would say our hardest opponents are Azure and uNb.
What is your opinion on sharing the bracket with European team and is this something you prefer or would you like to play only against Asian teams considering the ping difference?
Playing against teams which are good is always a challenge and Europe has a lot of good teams.
But then the ping difference makes it rather one-sided.
So, yeah we prefer playing Asian teams.
Are you using this tournament break to practice or you are just taking a pause at the moment?
We are using this tournament break to get the right squad and practice so we don't repeat the same mistakes of the past.
What are your goals for the near future and what would satisfy you?
Our goal is to win the next Valiance tournament and nothing other than the top spot would satisfy us.
Anything you want to say to the community?
To the community, you might feel that you can never get to the top, but practicing the right way and having the right friends can get you to the very top.
Kiola and TikTok leaving won’t be easy to replace, but we do think that SpaceX still has good chances in the upcoming events.
We wish them best of luck and hope to see them play soon in the future.
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