Salada de Frutas successfully defended the Brawl Stars title in the ninth A1 Adria League season. Without any trouble, they managed to reach the finals, defeat DOGS, and take their second consecutive title. We talked with the captain of the team DzonDzon about the season, Clash of Leagues, their plans, and more.
Congratulations on winning the title. How does it feel to be at the top of the regional Brawl Stars scene?
Firstly I would like to thank everyone for congratulating us. The feeling is great, it isn’t a small thing to be the best team in the region.
You finished the group stage, playoff, and the complete tournament without much trouble. In the playoffs, you didn’t lose a single match. What affected such good performance of the team?
My personal opinion is that what influenced this performance is mostly knowledge about the draft. At the moment with six bans, if you do a good draft, that’s probably set in your favor.
What is your opinion about this year’s competition? Did someone at any point in the playoff come close to surprising you and would you single out some team as your hardest opponent?
As I mentioned before, the competition this year was stronger than ever. Each team in the playoff was very good, but as I have said the lack of draft knowledge cost them the win against us. As the hardest opponent, I would single out DOGS. The guys from DOGS really made a noticeable improvement since last year.
You had successfully defended the title this season. Which one was harder to win, the eighth or this, the ninth season of the A1 Adria League, and why?
The eighth season was harder to win that’s for sure. Last season in the finals we were losing with a 1:2 score, our opponents were at match point, but we managed to reverse sweep and win the whole thing. So in my opinion that was the hardest and the most interesting final so far.
You don’t have much time to rest and gather impressions, seeing that the next month Clash of Leagues in Salzburg is starting. Have you already prepared for it?
We are always ready for new tournaments, especially if they involve a LAN event.
Last year you lost in the semifinals and you were really close to winning the tournament. What are your expectations and plans for the upcoming Clash of Leagues?
Yes, last year we weren’t lucky, because the first match that we played in Salzburg was against SK Gaming, and it is a known fact that SK was the best team in the EU, maybe even in the world. This year we are going there to lift the trophy.
Do you intend to be a part of the tenth A1AL season as well and once again try to defend the title?
Of course, we are planning to sign up for the tenth season, and our plans are to win it again. Firstly though we would like to win Clash of Leagues, and then we are going to focus on the new A1AL season.