CadiaN: "You don't need to be really good friends in order to win. But it sure makes it a lot sweeter when it happens" Interview2022-11-28 09:32:00
Casper "cadiaN" Moller commented on Heroic's victory in the grand final of BLAST Premier Fall Finals 2022. Emotional as always, the captain couldn't hold his tears speaking about his friendship with Martin "stavn" Lund and the friendship of Heroic players during the post-match interview.
It's just really nice that we finally got this LAN victory. We've been fighting really hard for it. Obviously, we had our time in the online era when we won some trophies, but the feeling of doing this at the stadium is completely different. And there's no secret denying that I and Stavn have a very special relationship. We're just really close, and that's a kind of feeling that's uniting the team as well. The way we treat each other, the friendship, the comradery, it's just not something you see in a lot of teams in any sports. And I feel so lucky to be a part of it. <...>
You don't need to be really good friends in order to win. But it sure makes it a lot sweeter when it happens. Also, you're going to cope better with bad or stressful moments, tough losses, and stuff like this. When you do it with people you respect, and they respect you back.
On the motivation before grand finals
When I woke up this morning, I just didn't want us to be remembered as a team who went to finals and lost twice. What an awful feeling that would be. We're the first Danish team, a full Danish team, to ever win a trophy in Denmark [Not true, Astralis won EPL S8], and I think that's also something very special.
When answering about acting in high-pressure situations, the interview was interrupted by a sudden appearance of cadiaN's mother. There were a lot of tears until that moment, but this was when the emotions got over the top.
CadiaN and Heroic defeated FaZe in the grand final with the score of 2:1. The Danes earned their first big LAN trophy in history, which must be an especially important achievement for the captain who started playing professionally back in 2012, in CS: Source.