Hello HLTV. My name is Mohamed_Gustavson, and Im starting a series of interviews with "famous" users here on this website. I are think Ill make these interviews once a month, so feel free to give me any feedback, suggestions or anything about it.
That being said, our third interview will be with: Baguette from Ikea.
Also Id like to thank the admins for taking out the Blog feature, so we cant a proper interview with bolded questions and some other cool features... But, lets get straight to the interview:
Siema, how are you feeling?
Alo, im feeling thank you.
What's your name/age/city/country?
My name is Baguette from Ikea. I am 22 years old and I live in Germany.
Whats the origin of your nickname?
I made this account when Fnatic and Envy where on top in 2015. I used it to bait each fanbases, thats why I picked Baguette (french/envy) from Ikea (swedish/fnatic) and swapped my flags between french and swedish one. Was a lot fun, havent thought so many people will fall for this :D
When it was the first time you heard about CS?
I can not remember the exact moment but the first time I heard of CS as Counterstrike Source was the latest part of the series.
When/How did you play for the first time?
I played counterstrike source a few times back then but mostly only the community servers with their gungamemods and not really activly. I preferd playing on the console at that time. I joined the pc masterrace when CS:GO started "booming" in 2014.
Do you think 1.6 CS was better for playing and watching than CS:GO?
I have never played CS 1.6 myself but I doubt it was better than CS:GO.
Are you a gamer? Are there any other games you like and recommend us?
I play CS:GO rarely now and if I do it its only for fun. Grinding on Faceit level 10 is just way too timewasting. Beside that I play FIFA a little bit more active and PUBG for fun sometimes. I might try Fortnite as well, will see.
Who is the best CS:GO player of all time? Why?
For me it's Snax. He is by far the most flexible player and can do just about anything in CS:GO. Without the fanboism its probably Olofmeister.
Who is your favorite CS all-time pro player? Why?
Snax, Pasha, Neo, Taz, Byali. I cant choose between them :)
Who is your favorite current pro player? Why?
I dont really have one, all of the VP guys + Taz (feelsbadmen). Beside VP I really like Stewie and Apex. They are both heavily retarded and I like that :D
Is there a pro player you dislike? Can you tell us who and why?
I dont really like Hen1. He always acts (and probably is) stupid and I have the feeling that he overrates himself way too much. I mean, he is a good player but I dont like him as a person.
What is your favorite team? Why?
VP. When I started in 2014 with CS:GO, Katowice was the first event where I watched proplayers playing. I think it was the groupstagematch between NiP - VP which VP lost in the end. I heard that NiP was by far the best team back then so I cheered for the underdog which was VP. I supported them through the whole tournament and in the end they even won against NiP. 10/10 story imo. They are also the reason I really got into CS.
Is there a team you dont like? Why?
What would be your ideal map pool?
Cache, Mirage, Dust II, Overpass, Inferno, Train, heavily overworked Cobblestone
Would you change anything in CS as a game in general?
I would reduce the cost of the M4 on CT a little bit. Beside that I think its a perfect game.
Whats your favorite map to play? And to watch? Cache.
Whats your MM/FaceIt/ESEA rank?
Do you like any sports?
Football, Bodybuilding, American football
Whats your football team?
Your favorite all time football player? And why?
Schweinsteiger and Ronaldinho. Schweini cause of his time in munich, its impossible not to love him and Ronaldinho because I think if you only take the peak of every player so far he is easily the best of all time. Beside that you can see plenty of reasons here: youtube.com/watch?v=R-Zkr4mQjks&feature=..
Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
Neither. They arent comparable, completly different type of players. People who say one of them is better than the other one are stupid in my eyes.
Who will win World Cup 2018 in RUSSIA?
DEUTSCHLAND or france. But I think the french team will be young to handle the pressure in important matches similar to the european championship. Beside those two I dont really see a chance for any other team tbh.
Who will win Champions League in 2018?
Bayern and I hope they face Real Madrid or Barcelona. Real madrid to get revenge and Barcelona because games against them are always on a high level.
Whats your favorite pokemon?
Your favorite TV show?
Your favorite music style?
HipHop, Rap, Rnb.
Your favorite music?
I dont understand the difference between this question and the one before :(
Your favorite food?
Your favorite movie?
I dont really have one so I pick Oceans eleven as its the first one that came to my mind.
Is there a country you would like to know?
New Zealand. I want to catch a Wombat and take it to germany.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Do you dream in having kids and a family, or youre the lonely wolf type?
Do you believe in God/Allah or any other superior being out there?
I guess yes, I dont think it is exactly like all the religions say but I am sure there is something after death. I just dont believe there is nothing. But no clue what it could be.
Your opinion about refugees in Europe, if possible.
I dont really care about them as long as they adapt to the culture of their "new home" and work. But if they come here just for free money and do shit that is illegal here they can fuck off.
Your opinion of abortion, if possible.
In germany its allowed if there is a danger for the mother or the child is the outcome for example of a rape. I think its good like this.
Do you work? What do you do?
I study law atm.
Do you have a graduation or are you doing one atm?
If everything goes as planned I will finish the first part of my studies in July.
Do you have any hobbies?
Football, Bodybuilding, Gaming.
Tell us teh biggest regret in your life:
You either win or learn so I dont regret any decisions.
Do you think you have a gift in something? Can you tell us what is that gift?
I dont think so.
What are your weaknesses?
I like baiting people on hltv :(
How is your OUTSIDE life? Do you go out a lot? Have friends and such?
As a german, I gotta ask you this: Is it better to be extraordinary and late, or good and on time?
Good and on time. I hate people who are always late.
What are you must curious about in life?
Probably what comes after it
Whats the most dangerous thing youve made in your life?
Slide aluminum foil by hand into a socket. People always said dont do it so I felt challenged...
When youre old and retired, where do you plan to live?
I guess I will stay in germany, I have everything I need here.
If you were the last guy on Earth, and could pick _ANYONE_ to be your company, who would you pick?
God so he can bring back all the people :)
Who are your idols, in your life?
My parents and siblings.
What are your favorite HLTV users? Why?
There are plenty of great users here. But if I had to pick one it would would probably be MrFuccboi. I know him the longest and he is probably the most loyal person I have seen here. If I would get into an argument with him he would insult himself.
Do you have a beef with someone here on HLTV? Who and why?
I am not sure. Sometime I feel like I have some with people just by the way they react to me but I usually dont even know them.
Whats your opinion on HLTV admins in general?
Most of them are useless. We need more admins like Jonathan E., Batistuta and Martin. This new kid Taz (or whatever his nickname is) is fine too but I will have to watch him longer. The other basically never interact with the community. Those people arent admins in my eyes and I think we have many users around here who could do it better (obviously not me).
Whats your opinion on multiaccounting/fakeflagging?
Depends. It can be really funny if used in the right way but people who make multiple accounts to talk to themselves are freaks...
What would you change in HLTV if you could?
I would delete all those shitty gambling ads or at least reduce them. Add blogs and guestbooks back. Otherwise I think its good how it is, I dont want it to become like reddit or something similar.
What do you consider a "bait"? Because this term is very subjective. Whats a bait for one, might not be for another...
I would say its similar to fooling/trolling someone.
Do you think ALL pro players (T1 and T2 teams) are clean and dont cheat?
Yes, but I think the players after the pros, especially in FPL challenger for example are flooded with cheaters.
Whats your favorite casters duo?
Sadokist and HenryG
Whats your least favorite Tier1 cast duo?
I dont have one
Whats your favorite analyst? Why?
I prefer pro players or ex pro player as analysts. I cant take people like Thorin seriously just cause he is a gold nova. In my opinion you can get global with a shitaim just by understanding the game. So in my eyes the knowledge of people like him is just bad and in my opinion a good analyst is defined by his knowledge about the game.
Whats your favorite youtuber/streamer and why?
I dont really have one so I say pasha as he has a great personality and plays for my fav team.
What team(s) do you think can surprise us in the next major?
What was the best CS GO team you saw playing?
VP, plowmode in 2014.
Who is your favorite awper at the moment?
Pasha. Outside VP its probably Guardian.
What will be the top 4 teams by the end of 2018, in your opinion?
In no order: Faze Astralis New SK after their shuffles that are coming soon fnatic Its obvious that VP will be the best but I just dont want people to hate on me for fanboism...
What team(s) will disapoint us in the next major?
Cloud9, North (cause MSL sucks)
Do you think s1mple ruined Na'Vi?
No, kicking Zeus and then starix did. Now they just cant get back.
Do you think the new french shox team will be better or worse than G2?
Better if shox stops calling and focuses on madfragging
Whats your opinion on VP? Do you whink they will bounce back? Do you think removing TaZ was the right choice? Would you do something different?
I think the only thing they need is just winning one event. Even one like the V4 event that is coming just to gain back confidence. I wont judge removing Taz as I dont have any inside information. But if a team that played through so many slumps together decides to split its probably the correct decision.
Do you think fnx will "rise from the ashes" again, or he is pretty much done?
He is done, same with all the other ex-Immortals guys.
Who is the best player in the world atm?
Is there a player you think that can surprise us in 2018 being in the top20, that nobody would expect?
If language wasnt a problem, make your dream team of CS:
Snax, Pasha, Neo, Taz, Byali
Say whatever you wanna say to the HLTV people!!!
First I want to thank you mohamed_gustavson for the interview. If anyone finds some broken london you can keep it. To everyone who read this from the beginning to the end you should rethink life :D