Carlao is the new coach of ZETA Division. The former coach of FURY spoke exclusively with the More Esports to talk about the change of team, leaving FURIA and also how the adaptation is going on the other side of the world.
After spending almost three years at FURIA, Carlao decided to turn the page and go to a team that competes for the VCT Pacific. Furthermore, the coach has a multidisciplinary technical team to assist him in the entire process with the new home.
Check out the full interview in the video below!
Carlao talks about how he joined FURIA
“So, Jaime was looking for someone to lead the VALORANT project at FURIA. Jaime really liked me and at the time of the interview we closed it without even saying much detail. I just said, ‘let’s close, we’re closed’. I didn’t even care about money, no. I wanted to know nothing. I just wanted to do a big project at FURIA because I liked Jaime and the organization so much and I didn’t care about anything. I lived in Goiânia and went to São Paulo. In 15 days I found an apartment and just jumped at the opportunity I had.”
I just said, ‘let’s close, we’re closed’. I didn’t even care about money, no. I wanted to know nothing.
Community criticism when Carlao was at FURIA
“So for me it was super calm, I’m not going to say it was something like ‘we’re super happy that this happened’, but both us and FURIA, all the players and I, received a lot of hate, but it’s super understandable, because I I think the fans are passionate.”
“We stir the passion of many people who sometimes see our team as an outlet for them to have good moments. That’s why people expect him to have a good time. Everything that comes from criticism, to a certain extent, she is fair when she is in the game there and is passionate.”
“We have to deal with this, it’s part of our profession. Our profession doesn’t just have bonuses, it has burdens. We managed to have a mindset of ‘Let’s try to be a good team and evolve’ rather than caring about those on the outside.”
We have to deal with this, it’s part of our profession. Our profession doesn’t just have bonuses, it has burdens.
Turn of the page and decision to leave FURIA
“It was a joint decision. I’m not a hypocrite to say ‘can we continue longer’, I myself saw the work I was developing there and at times I couldn’t take what that team achieved at that moment and the responsibility there is mine because I was the coach, I’m the guy who makes the decisions and it’s my responsibility and not the athlete’s. FURIA and I decided to end a cycle together, so Jaime and I sat down and talked.”
“It was time for FURIA to change things up a bit. So, not that I was to blame far from it so, everyone has their fault. As I was the guy who started all of this and led from the beginning, I was the one who was going to create the biggest shock there to change these areas. As a project, it (FURIA) gives me much more joy than me having to be there for an obligation.”
Even Jaime didn’t want me to get out of my rage, he wanted me to continue. He thought about finding another place, whether as a manager, because he didn’t want to lose me due to the trust he has in me in my work and the dedication I gave, but I preferred to continue as a coach.
Even Jaime didn’t want me to get out of my rage, he wanted me to continue. He thought about finding another place to be a manager.
New proposals and choice of ZETA
“My free agent process, I participated in some tryouts and ZETA was one of them. I had several surveys, but nothing was signed with a contract, especially because my preference was ZETA, but I had surveys where I sat down and talked about salaries.
“From the moment I moved forward with ZETA and we reached an agreement that I had to stop listening to proposals and they would stop looking for coaches, we put everything together and agreed on what we had to do.”