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: NewZealand.
(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: ====================================================================================
1 - Do you respect me ?
Yes of course I respect you, you are a great user who has done many good things for the HLTV community.
2 - For the people who dont know you, why you should be interviewed ?
Because I have been an HLTV user since 2005 and have made a decent name for myself as well as helping out the community with a lot of things.
3 - What's your name/age/city/country?
I won't say my name nor age for privacy reasons but I live in Auckland, New Zealand (obviously)
4 - Is CS popular in your country ?
No sadly, CS is not very popular in NZ and isn't that popular in Australia either just look at our CS scene, 90% of lower tier teams play with cheaters.
5 - Did you play older CSs, or youre from GO generation ?
I played 1.6 and CSS before yes.
6 - When did you start to follow the pro scene?
I followed pro scene since 2003 when I rewatched the first cs major, I still remember seeing Clan Z (Finnish team) win
7 - Are there any other game youre a big fan of, you recommend us playing ? (Single Player or Multiplayer)
I'm a big fan of Fallout New Vegas as well as 1 and 2, Bioshock 1 and 2, Saints Row 2, TES series, Red Faction original and Guerilla, the original Deus Ex, Dishonoured 1, Far Cry 3 and 4, the Half Life series, Natural selection, Metro series, Stalker series and Unreal Gold, I of course like more games these were just a few I could think of right now.
8 - What would you change in CS if you could ?
I would revert the air accuracy change, snd_mute_lose_focus lock, the 250mb map size limit, game_text scaling improperly and a few other misc bugs, the game is in quite a good place balance wise however I would replace current Dust2 with the old one, remove de_nuke and replace it with either Piransei, Prodigy or even Chateau to make things interesting, balance wise I would make the CZ more innacurate while running, make the kill bonus $300, increase pull out time, remove the rng when firing and increase price to $600 I'd remove all standing rng on rifles, nerf deagle body shot damage to 3 hit kill vs armour but buff the recovery time and I'd reduce USP damage to kevlar while removing almost all inaccuracy penalties so it will feel similar to the CSS Deagle/1.6 USP there is obviously a lot more but I can't think of it all right now
9 - What's your opinion on the recent -Cobble +D2. Do you agree ? Would you do something different ?
They should have used the old Dust2 but otherwise Cobble does need a rework
10 - Whats your favorite map to play? And to watch?
Out of official pro play maps it'd have to be Overpass, however I really like a lot of unique and innovative custom maps (Dolls and Desperados <3)
11 - Whats your favorite CS team ? Why ?
I don't have a single favourite team but my top 5 in no order would be Parallax (New Zealand team bunch of no namers obviously)
Astralis (I like their methodical style)
Fnatic (Been a fan since 2013)
Mouz (been a fan of Oskar and ChrisJ since 1.6)
Renegades (closest thing to a good new zealand team)
12 - Whats your least favorite CS team ? Why ?
Probably Faze, SK is close but SK have some honour, Faze is basically the PSG of CSGO, there are no Faze fans, only fans of winning.
13 - Whats your favorite CS player of all time ? Why ?
Can't name a favourite but top 5 in no order:
14 - Is there a pro player you dislike? Can you tell us why?
Quite a few but to name a couple, Fallen two faced guy, Coldzera is overrated a baiter and he is two faced too, Niko two faced overrated and chokes in playoffs
15 - Whats your MM/FaceIt/ESEA rank?
I am unranked on all platforms, MM is boring and repetitive for me as well as being filled with cheaters, shit players and trolls, I'm not paying $5 a month to have my pc be used a bitcoin miner and Faceit is dead here.
16 - Whats your opinion on Sadokist drama ?
I don't care he said the N word, I have surely said worse, I care that a week earlier he called out another player for saying TriHard 7 in Twitch chat, claiming he was disgusted and ashamed to be of the same country as him, not only that he told someone to kill themselves for posting the clip as if it were a bad thing, he still hasn't apologised to Haci directly either AFAIK he also said mean things to Mohamad before as well as being racist to Brazilians hltv.org/profile/517828/sadokist
proof is in the recent comments list there.
17 - Do you think AU/NZ players should play on Asian qualifiers ?
I think it is a bit unfair for them to have to have to pay to fly to Asia, I kinda would prefer 1 slot AU/NZ 1 Slot Asia but then Renegades would take the slot every year which would be boring, I guess I am okay with it how it is.
18 - Do you follow any other sports/e-sports ? Which ones ?
19 - Whats your favorite pokemon?
Not sure haven't played Pokemon in a while so I'll say Totodile (my gen 2 starter pokemon)
20 - Your favorite TV show/series?
Don't have one
21 - Your favorite music style?
Drum and bass probably
22 - Your favorite music?
Too many to choose.
23 - Your favorite food?
There are a lot of nice foods, but one thing I eat nearly every day and never get bored of is Toast so I guess I'd have to say that.
24 - Your favorite movie?
Don't watch movies often enough to have one.
25 - Do you think we are having an overflow of Marvel and Heroes supermovies ?
Same as before don't really know.
26 - Is there a country you would like to know?
I'd like to visit a lot of countries, maybe right now I'd say Japan as I'd rather cover Europe in one big trip.
27 - If you could have a super power, what would it be?
28 - Do you work? What do you do?
A little bit of free lance but no I don't.
29 - Who is/are your favorite users here on HLTV?
There are so many great HLTV users I am surely forgetting some but in no order. Happycrank, MrTasy, Jonty, You of course, Flynttt, Kondy/L27, Jia, Baguette from Ikea, Jardeet, ILikeTalkingAboutPCsAndAnime, EtherealCatMeow, Lenji, HLTVDatingExpert, Snacer, Perry89, NotAvailableAnymore, HH, Myr, PwnNewb, Kqllle, Borowcy, Neion, T47, GeorgeWashington, RaoGod, Batistuta9, Goyim, Duffz00r and many many more of course
30 - Ive heard you are a big friend with _CRANK_. Can you tell us more about him ? Is he this menace everyone talks about ?
Crank is a great guy, I don't know why anyone would refer to him as a menace.
31 - Who is/are the users you dont like here and why?
Too many to list, but that one Russian guy with 50k comments and 30 alts who hates Poland deserves a mention for being the most mentally ill person I have ever met.
32 - What would you change in HLTV if you could?
I would add an extra 18+ forum that is semi hidden, with the only rules being no spam, you must tag NSFW/shocking links and nothing illegal (no child porn) I would bring back a lot of the old site features, implement a lot of HLTV.PRO features, add image embedding for users with 5k comments and 1 year on hltv, remove the email restrictions on sign up, remove the comment cool down and limit and I'd bring back blogs of course.
33 - Do you think admins here are fair ?
I think some admins are fair, I've appealed a couple of bans before, but some of them, such as a certain Spaniard, is quite unfair.
34 - Who would you BAN if you were ADMIN on HLTV for a day ?
I'd ban a lot of people, but the main ones would be Black137 74co and prokda
35 - Do you think 10 years BAN are too much time ? People can regret their actions in less time than that ?
Yes, Ip bans should only be for 90 days (99% of people would no longer be affected by an ip ban after that time) and bans should only be up to 6 months excluding people who spam and post illegal content
36 - Whats your opinion in the so called "HLTV veterans" ?
Good users most of them, I think people are just jealous bought HLTV accounts such nonsense, I have yet to see a single listing or sale record of an HLTV account, just sounds like a bunch of baloney to me.
37 - Whats your opinion on HLTV chat ?
Good idea, but needs Batitsuta to fix the bugs, user run rooms would be nice as there are some certain undesirables who are using it.
38 - Would you recomend HLTV chat for normal users to give it a try ?
No, only high quality users, I don't want attract people to the chat who complain and cry a lot when someone hurts their feelings.
39 - Do you think ALL pro players (T1 and T2 teams) are clean and do not cheat?
I think it is foolish to believe the scene is cheat free.
40 - Who is the bestest player ATM ? Why ?
41 - Opinions on IEM Sydney ?
Hope it will be as good as last year, although I think there are too many asian/oceanian teams.
42 - Opinions about "dead" crowd in France a lot of people complained ?
I have been too busy to watch this tournament so I can't comment on it.
43 - Opinions about events in BRAZIL ?
Bad internet, violent fans deadspin.com/referee-kills-player-then-g..
would not be a place to host events again IMO, events should be hosted in 1st/2nd world countries only.
44 - Opinions on THOOORIN ? Should he get invited to events ? Should he go into more oblivion he already is ?
Disgusting person should not be at another event again
45 - Who your favorite analyst ?
Spunj or Yanko
46 - Do you like Pansy casting ? Do you like woman in CS:GO scene in general ?
Pansy wasn't that bad IMO, I don't mind female casters so long as they're good.
47 - What would you do to "fix" VP ?
No idea they can't even do good with Michu, disband andh ave Michu/Snax go to some Polish team or a mix team.
48 - What do you think about FaZe and these "superteams" era ?
I think it is disgusting for the best team to be the one with the most money.
49 - Is SK really done, or will they come back to top3 spot ?
They're done I hope.
50 - What will be the top 4 teams in 2018, in your opinion ?
51 - What team(s) will disapoint us in 2018 ?
52 - Do you think -TACO +Stewie2k was a good/bad move ?
53 - Do you think -XIZT +dennis was a good move ?
54 - Is NiKo overrated ?
55 - Is there a player you think that can surprise us in 2018 being in the top20, that nobody would expect?
Not that I can think of right now.
56 - Is there a T1 player now that will go down this year and wont appear on top20 ?
Coldzera, might be top 20 still but he will fall
57 - Should IBP players get unbanned by Valve ?
If cheaters like s1mple are unbanned yes.
58 - Who is the handsomest pro player in the scene ?
59 - If language wasnt a problem, make your dream team of CS: