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Hobbit after IEM Dallas exit: "Ax1Le was on fire and felt the game. I felt like the rest of us weren't on the server" Interview

Cloud9 player Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov commented on their exit from IEM Dallas 2023 after losing to FaZe Clan. The rifler appeared upset and didn't spare himself explaining the results. He thinks they failed individually and didn't put enough energy into it.

We played not the best we could individually. As I remember, Ax1Le was confident. Not like confident, but he was on fire and felt the game. I felt like we weren't on the server. The Teamspeak, communication, things we did, everything was wrong. Usually, we are able to step up as individuals, but I didn't feel the game at all. Of course, it's hard to play when 2-3 players that usually do spacing and calling in the middle of a round don't feel the game. For me, especially, this tournament was tough.

I don't know what happened. We could win a couple of rounds if we didn't throw some clutches and post-plant situations without any chance. But we had a lot of advantages.

Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov
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He also blamed the second Bo3 in a day, saying he didn't feel fresh for the later maps. Before FaZe Clan, they had to beat Complexity. Both series lasted for full three games.

IEM Dallas 2023 runs in Texas, USA from May 29 to June 4, with 16 attending teams and a $250,000 prize pool. NAVI couldn't travel to the event, and were replaced with Complexity. The C9's match concluded the group stage, revealing six playoff participants, which you can see below.

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