VPesports had the chance to talk with paiN Gaming’s captain Danylo “KINGRD” Nascimento and their offlaner Otávio “Tavo” Gabriel during the team’s bootcamp in Romania for The Bucharest Major.
paiN Gaming traveled a week earlier to Bucharest, Romania to train and practice for the upcoming Major. Unfortunately, their mid-lane player doesn’t have a passport yet and he wasn’t able to join the team for the Bucharest Major, so paiN will be playing with Aliwi “w33” Omar instead.
There are plenty of things they need to catch up before their first game in the group stages. “We have to step up our game a lot,” said to us the team captain, KINGRD. “Teams like Spirit, Effect, Empire who are privileged to play on the European servers, already have experience in playing against the best in the world”, he added.
For any South American team, the greatest bonus for every Minor and Major to which they qualify is the chance to practice and play official games against the ones at the top.
Only by making it to a DPC event, a team like Infamous, and in this case, paiN Gaming, can have access to a scrim against Team Liquid, Virus.pro or Mineski, let’s say. Otherwise, the ping and the time zone differences force them to train in their region only.
We discussed how the SA scene changed since Valve added the six qualifiers rule for all the DPC tournaments and we tried to find out how is the in-game communication with w33 going. We also asked KINGRD and Tavo which team they hope to play against in the first round of the Swiss group stage at the Bucharest Major.
See what they had to say in the video below: