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Dennis: The Past, Present, and Future

Dennis 'dennis' Edman has lived the dream that many aspire to in their careers, in both sheer fragging ability and popularity. Dennis started CS:GO as someone who was already established in the Counter-Strike 1.6 scene, but has patiently drifted among the top-mid tier teams throughout his CS:GO career despite his enormous ability as a professional player. He has spent a good part of his earlier CS:GO days playing with the likes of Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer and Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson, something most talked about since being recruited into Fnatic and also will be talked about in this interview. Today, Dennis has not only reunited with his old teammates but has joined one of the best teams in the world which has led to a dominant run thus far. I invite you to join us as we sit down with Dennis to discuss his past, present, and future!

You've played a vital role in the success of the team since you joined back in November. How has the journey been for you so far?

We’ve had both ups and downs and it has been an experience for me being a part of both. I think I have evolved a lot as a player since joining, and as a team we encounter new challenges every day.

Prior to MLG Columbus, the team was on a 6 game winning streak. Did you guys imagine that success straight off the bat and are you aiming to break that record in the future?

We never thought that we would be that successful as quick as we did, but I wouldn't say i'm surprised nonetheless. We have great talent within the team and if everyone plays good we’re a hard team to face. Of course we always want to become better and better, and want to break all our records over and over again, but the competition is tougher for each tournament.

Let’s backtrack a bit to your past with the guys. You have a well known history with Olof and KrimZ. How do you compare your chemistry from those days with the present?

It's always easier to play with people you've known for a long time, it definitely benefited my adaption to the team having played with them a lot earlier. I think we still have good chemistry and know each other well.

You've had a successful career in both CS 1.6 & CS:GO, what are some of the best in-game roles you've played and why?

I've always liked to play aggressive, initiating the rounds for the team both as CT and T. Even though I play way more safe and calm now, when i have momentum I still want to take a lot of duels.

Before joining Fnatic, you were a part of an international lineup called Kinguin who then turned into the current lineup of FaZe. How was it going from a lineup with a lot of potential to a superstar team?

It's obviously way easier playing for a team that already knows how to beat the best. The communication and individual decision making is what separates the most. Everything flows better now than any other team.

As someone with experience in a successful international lineup, do you believe language or being the same nationality makes a significant difference in the long run of having a top tier team?

I believe CS:GO demands a much quicker communication where you have to bring a lot of info in very few words. It's always easier to do that in your native language but if you practice hard and a lot together it shouldn't be a problem in the long run.

What do you see yourself achieving by the end of 2016?

We want to win as much as possible, and if I get any individual awards along that, that's great. But I will always put the team’s achievements above all.

As we look to Dennis’ past in admiration, we now pay close attention to his future. Neither he nor the rest of the Fnatic CS:GO lineup are done with their extolled careers, so expect a lot more titles and accomplishments to be carried out within 2016! Until then, what is your biggest memory of Dennis 'dennis' Edman? What do you believe Fnatic will achieve by the end of 2016? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

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