flusha: "Ready to start from scratch"

We reached out to Robin "flusha" Rönnquist to find out more details about the fnatic-GODSENT swap, such as who put the move in motion, whether there were other possibilities than the final lineup and more.

The Swedish roster swap between fnatic and GODSENT remains the biggest change of the off season, as the former put together a brand new lineup, while Markus "pronax" Wallsten and Andreas "znajder" Lindberg joined up with the ex-fnatic trio.

A lot of questions surrounded the big move, which is why we got a hold of Robin "flusha" Rönnquist to see what the answers are.


GODSENT were ready to earn their place at the big events

In the following interview the GODSENT player goes over details of the swap. Read below to find out at which point the move was decided, who the initiators were, what representing a player-owned organization means and more:

During ELEAGUE's grand final we saw a surprisingly emotional fnatic and in JW's statement it was mentioned that pressure tests friendships, was there bad blood between the players towards the end?

No, there was never any bad blood between any players. There were just a lot of strong feelings about certain differences within the team.

Did you already know at that point that the trio were going to split up with olofmeister and dennis? Who put the swap in motion and when?

The night after the ELEAGUE grand final the split was decided, first me and JW wanted to leave and then KRIMZ decided later on that he wanted to stick with us instead of olof and dennis.

How was it decided which group of players would represent fnatic and which group would play for GODSENT? Who made the final call and what was the thought process involved?

The decision was pretty much that me and JW really wanted to start building our own future and actually play for something that was "ours", therefore making it so much more motivating to work for the team that you actually play for.

KRIMZ chose to go to GODSENT with JW and you despite having the opportunity to reunite with the majority of LGB—olofmeister, dennis, and twist. What do you think led him to the decision he has made?

First of all, KRIMZ is a really neutral guy, he gets along with everyone just fine and I think the decision to stick with us was a mix of things. He is a really good friend of mine and JW's and the fact that we actually had the lineup already set and we had a plan for everything made everything so much easier I think, combining that with all the success us three had together.


KRIMZ had the option of staying in fnatic but decided against it

Were there ever talks of other combinations of players than the one you eventually ended up with? If so, what were the reasons behind dismissing the other possibilities in the end?

This was pretty much the first option for the three of us considering we all have played with znajder and pronax before and we really thought about how much we accomplished together and how much fun we had while doing it.

How did you take the loss of a spot at Pro League? Was it fair for you to end up with the Major spot while fnatic kept their place in one of the biggest leagues?

We were ready to start qualifying for everything and actually start over from scratch, so losing the Pro League spot was not that hard of a loss for us, and we actually had a chance to get a spot as well but we failed to do so.

As I said, we were ready to qualify for everything, that included the Major, we never thought about who gets the Major spot and all that when we decided to do this change and I cant answer if it's "fair" or not, it just is what it is.

You are moving from one of the biggest organisations in the world to one that is owned by the players themselves. What do you think that the main changes will be, in terms of conditions and the day-to-day life?

Not much will change in the eyes of the public, but we all are so much more motivated to do more than just play games and have that for a living. Actually building a brand and seeing how far you can go in the CSGO and esport world gives everything a new meaning. Even though it might mean more work, it will feel rewarding in another way.

Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1026
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1505
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
I fucking did it
2016-08-17 22:23
#51
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Turkey Mustafa- 
miss old flusha like in 2014
2016-08-17 22:24
gz psyduck
2016-08-17 22:24
#61
axoN | 
Portugal rageNator 
fake flagger , no way your internet is that good , pt internet sux
2016-08-17 22:24
100download 20 upload
2016-08-17 22:25
#112
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Finland OpTic_allu 
Krimz should have stayed
2016-08-18 02:16
#113
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Luxembourg alex24 
neah, cuz new fnatic will never win anything again, its a tier3 team now with 3 onliners new godsent will win a major next year
2016-08-18 06:59
Fnatic is an institution. Just like SK. Fnatic will always be on top because organization has the money. Just like SK bought best team in the world. So Krimz staying in Fnatic is safer decision. 3 onlines in fnatic are only temporary thing.
2016-08-18 10:26
#122
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Luxembourg alex24 
doubt they will have money to gather the best players out there... to make a sweden roster they need to get players like f0rest and gtr... or just make a multination roster with players like: rain niko kennyS olof dennis
2016-08-18 10:54
thisll actually be lit af
2016-08-18 18:16
I'm ready to scratch this start!
2016-08-17 22:24
#3
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
GL flusha
2016-08-17 22:23
#4
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Finland kAlluYT 
Does this mean that flusha will not cheat anymore?
2016-08-17 22:24
#70
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Serbia nklqMONSTA 
No,that mean the flush now will cheat more than ever to get godsent on top
2016-08-17 22:28
#5
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
n1
2016-08-17 22:23
nice
2016-08-17 22:23
#7
MEZi | 
Finland Sukrami 
Back to hacking? LUL
2016-08-17 22:24
#101
Sweden qgh 
Yes flusha will start to hack into FBI and CIA again.
2016-08-18 00:04
f
2016-08-17 22:23
ahaha start from scratch and get nowhere they already had pretty top3 beast lineup
2016-08-17 22:24
a
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x
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d
2016-08-17 22:23
#13
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Czech Republic efellmeister 
s
2016-08-17 22:23
yes
2016-08-17 22:23
1
2016-08-17 22:23
Flusha has the drive to win and will find a way to do it.
2016-08-17 22:25
#17
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United Kingdom trtr098 
1
2016-08-17 22:23
1ST
2016-08-17 22:23
cheater
2016-08-17 22:23
#20
axoN | 
Portugal rageNator 
n1
2016-08-17 22:23
1st
2016-08-17 22:23
h'/fg
2016-08-17 22:23
1
2016-08-17 22:23
d
2016-08-17 22:23
sec
2016-08-17 22:23
1.
2016-08-17 22:23
#28
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Russia ruski yest 
gg
2016-08-17 22:23
#29
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Brazil BonezMC 
j
2016-08-17 22:23
1st
2016-08-17 22:23
gf
2016-08-17 22:23
#32
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Spain raes 
l.
2016-08-17 22:23
#33
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom Harribo 
god
2016-08-17 22:23
fsd
2016-08-17 22:23
#35
rain | 
Jordan SARFI 
ez
2016-08-17 22:23
#36
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Poland SqumiQ 
d
2016-08-17 22:23
#37
Elvis | 
Libya sleksi 
cool
2016-08-17 22:23
no
2016-08-17 22:23
#39
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Sweden thehardway71 
1
2016-08-17 22:23
#40
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United Kingdom Isquashua 
#40
2016-08-17 22:24
#41
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United States Vox_Lunae 
god flusha
2016-08-17 22:24
hecker
2016-08-17 22:23
#43
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Norway v3nz 
ok
2016-08-17 22:23
#44
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Other ZmajOli 
VAC
2016-08-17 22:23
GAY
2016-08-17 22:23
5TH
2016-08-17 22:23
no your 47
2016-08-17 22:27
GO Flusha GO!
2016-08-17 22:24
#49
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
reseting hacks, back to basics
2016-08-17 22:24
just what i thought their own orga 3 of them are known that they cheated before :o
2016-08-17 23:02
coder staying @ hacknatic
2016-08-18 07:37
#50
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Latvia DanShu 
First and ezt for Godsent
2016-08-17 22:24
n1
2016-08-17 22:24
ez for godsent
2016-08-17 22:24
#55
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
n1
2016-08-17 22:24
#57
gAuLeS | 
Brazil Rapha23 
SK will eat flusha with maionese
2016-08-17 22:24
+1
2016-08-18 01:49
#60
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
You can cheat again like you did before
2016-08-17 22:24
posts hltv interview, starts streaming instantly.
2016-08-17 22:25
Smart move to increase viewership and income. I'm 100% you would do the same.
2016-08-17 23:02
#64
Aleksib | 
Egypt Tywin 
NO COACHES?! Godsent top1 inc
2016-08-17 22:25
gl to godsent and fnatic
2016-08-17 22:29
#72
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Spain Alser 
nice interview 8/8
2016-08-17 22:29
#73
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Sweden godname 
will be nice see fnatic vs godsent when the first match coming up at lan and online xDD
2016-08-17 22:31
#74
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Finland f0pZ 
God flusha
2016-08-17 22:32
#75
NiKo | 
Brazil wnttl 
god flusha
2016-08-17 22:33
> Start from scratch > Same team 2013-2014 Pick one Flusha
2016-08-17 22:33
#118
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Sweden wyv0 
Didnt know krimz played there
2016-08-18 07:46
one player doesnt mean start fresh. Does nip start fresh every year when they replace their fifth that isn't even the problem? exactly. Use your brain, I thought the education system in Sweden was one of the best.
2016-08-18 14:05
#130
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Sweden wyv0 
LUL education system is SHIT here It does mean a fresh start since new org, havent played with pronax and znajder in a while and flusha doesnt have to igl anymore and im not gonna type anymore, you got the jyst of it
2016-08-18 14:14
New cheats? Ok.
2016-08-17 22:35
#78
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Turkey KacaKTV 
His hack just got updated
2016-08-17 22:36
zzzzzzzzzz
2016-08-18 00:17
I Hope they dont forget about the fact of being carried by olof all 2015 and 2016 before his injury, and after that by dennis. Gl, its all on the Cologne 2015 flusha
2016-08-17 22:38
And did they forget that olof got a surgery for 2 weeks and was the ACTUAL Godsent lineup playing for fnatic online those 2 weeks??
2016-08-17 22:40
Hypeeeeee
2016-08-17 22:41
they had to split away because the org/players of fnatic found out they were cheating. GOD SEIZUNE KNEW IT ALL THE TIME NEVER 4GET All Hail God Seizune _O_
2016-08-17 22:44
Wanna see flusher on god mode and pronax mid round calling! <3
2016-08-17 22:50
Great interview, thanks HLTV and flusha!
2016-08-17 22:52
just start to cheat again and it will be fine
2016-08-17 23:06
GL flusha
2016-08-17 23:09
so lets see if krimz did the right choice or not going to godsent
2016-08-17 23:14
fluasha: ready to go back to full time cheater
2016-08-17 23:17
I hope it works out well for you guys. GL!
2016-08-17 23:22
flusha being the best player of the world again inc
2016-08-17 23:41
#97
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
I like it! Good luck GODSENT! I hope see them soon, we smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-08-17 23:47
ez for mr flusha
2016-08-17 23:49
ThankMrFlusha for donation
2016-08-18 02:14
Flusha we want to see you on top again !! With or without cheats, win it all
2016-08-18 00:43
#106
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United Kingdom trtr098 
When they play fnatic it's gonna be cheaters vs cheaters
2016-08-18 01:04
#107
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Brazil Collee 
We all know you'll toggle again and carry godsent to top 2 <3
2016-08-18 01:47
He's ready to started from the bottom now he's here at the bottom again good shit.
2016-08-18 02:10
#114
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Luxembourg alex24 
krimz made the right decision new fnatic is a tier 3-4 team now, and will never win anything big ever again, olof and dennis will try, but they can`t win against SK, navi, VP.. etc on the other hand... new GODSENT will win a major next year, if JW returns to his form, they will rekt every team out there pronax calling flusha clutching krimz supporting snajder riffling JW awping
2016-08-18 07:02
And snajder/flush can easly pick up the awp for a double awp setup
2016-08-18 07:33
You are so wrong. Fnatic will be the team to shine out of the two.
2016-08-18 12:46
#124
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Luxembourg alex24 
good luck with 3 onliners a rusty olof and a solo man dennis
2016-08-18 12:50
#115
ANGE1 | 
Turkey RAGE_M 
"VAC" likes this.
2016-08-18 07:22
really wanted to start building our own future and actually play for something that was "ours" Very interesting, I would love to hear more on the subject. Are players not satisfied with building the brand of a company they don't own? Does the org take too big of a cut? we all are so much more motivated to do more than just play games and have that for a living. So the winning wasn't enough? They got bored?
2016-08-18 08:04
#131
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Ukraine AndriyK 
he meant in fnatic he would get salary + eventually prize money, no matter of results he had previous month. Now they will make their own money, so logically, more games and tournament you win more money you get, and with all that they want to built new brand, while fnatic was formed brand on its own.
2016-08-18 14:23
by saying erady to start from the scratch he means he'll start using public cheats untill he gets the privates one
2016-08-18 13:23
Toggling cunt.
2016-08-18 13:25
Good luck to both teams <3
2016-08-18 15:19
The official ELEAGUE PODCAST jumps off as Richard discusses roster changes from FNATIC and GODSENT to FaZe Clan youtube.com/watch?v=eljG1k2q1Jg
2016-08-18 16:54
#134
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Macau Raphpro390 
" Ready to start losing "
2016-08-18 17:24
kek gotta practice that mouselift again flusha
2016-08-18 17:26
*toggled*
2016-08-18 17:36
3 cheaters chose to stick together, LOL.
2016-08-18 18:13
good luck
2016-08-18 19:14
ready to lift my mouse more often - flusha
2016-08-18 19:15
rip godsent
2016-08-18 19:56
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