flusha: Sometimes I just want to call

After their win at the PGL EU Minor, we talked to Robin "flusha" Rönnquist to find out his thoughts on their rematch against HellRaisers, the double headset issues and calling.

Robin "flusha" Rönnquist talked to HLTV.org for a winners interview following their 2-1 victory over HellRaisers, touching upon various subjects regarding his team, the Swedish scene and their coach Alexander "rdl" Redl.

I'm gonna start with the last match. The first two maps were pretty close and then in the last one it seemed like you were gonna close it out, you were in a big lead going into the CT side of cache and it just didn't happen – again. What was going on there, why couldn't you close it out on CT?
It's like, all of this tournament we've been choking, making mistakes over and over again – one round we play perfect CS and the next one we know exactly what they are going to do and just fail anyways. But T side cache we should've won more rounds probably but every time they took a pause we were like: “they are going to do something crazy” and we change up our game – instead of just going what we should've done. On CT side, I don't know, it's hard to say – it happens in inexperienced teams, but we shouldn't be inexperienced. So I guess we just have to practice more.
One of the things you've been mentioning on social media on this tournament and some tournaments before is the double headset issue. Can you explain to the average viewer that doesn't understand – what's the problem there?
Honestly like in 2013 we played with double headsets and then it was OK because no tournaments had headsets with a mic on and noise canceling. Now we go to like 8 out of 10 tournaments where they have the mic on the headphones so its just different going to event that doesn't have it. And everything else is perfect except for some minor issues. (about the double headset again) It's like, you can't breathe sometimes and the mic is in front of your screen… it's just annoying.
You also played two matches against Epsilon so you have got to know how they play, their players and stuff. Do you have any thoughts on the team, do they have a chance to move up the ranks or do you just think they are going to be picked off like disco doplan?
No honestly I think that all the Swedish top teams are set with their lineups for a while at least. So if they start practicing with kalle and keep going like they are doing it's going to be really, really good. REZ, he was playing so good this tournament, he was the one that shut us down, who made the match against Epsilon so close.
Your coach rdl – what does he do for the team and how much of an impact did he have on this victory?
He focuses on the stuff we shouldn't have to learn, like he knows where all off their players are, all of their positions on all of the maps. He checks what maps they play, what we should veto. He's taking of the work load from us, so we don't have to do much preparing for the team, just focus on our own thing.
Last question, moving back from fnatic without pronax you are now in GODSENT with pronax, so how has it been going back to a team where you don't have to call and you have someone that really wants to do it?
It's struggling at times, sometimes I just wanna call because I see what the opponent doesn't do correctly. And like, my calling style is more simple meanwhile he is overall focused on the whole map, he sees the whole thing. I don't know, it's nice not having to call as much but still sometimes I just want to do it.

I'm gonna start with the last match. The first two maps were pretty close and then in the last one it seemed like you were gonna close it out, you were in a big lead going into the CT side of cache and it just didn't happen – again. What was going on there, why couldn't you close it out on CT?

It's like, all of this tournament we've been choking, making mistakes over and over again – one round we play perfect CS and the next one we know exactly what they are going to do and just fail anyways. But T side cache we should've won more rounds probably but every time they took a pause we were like: “they are going to do something crazy” and we change up our game – instead of just going what we should've done.

On CT side, I don't know, it's hard to say – it happens in inexperienced teams, but we shouldn't be inexperienced. So I guess we just have to practice more.

One of the things you've been mentioning on social media on this tournament and some tournaments before is the double headset issue. Can you explain to the average viewer that doesn't understand – what's the problem there?

Honestly like in 2013 we played with double headsets and then it was OK because no tournaments had headsets with a mic on and noise canceling. Now we go to like 8 out of 10 tournaments where they have the mic on the headphones so it's just different going to event that doesn't have it. And everything else is perfect except for some minor issues. (about the double headset again) It's like, you can't breathe sometimes and the mic is in front of your screen… it's just annoying.


flusha doesn't think Epsilon will be picked apart any time soon 

You also played two matches against Epsilon so you have got to know how they play, their players and stuff. Do you have any thoughts on the team, do they have a chance to move up the ranks or do you just think they are going to be picked off like disco doplan?

No honestly I think that all the Swedish top teams are set with their lineups for a while at least. So if they start practicing with kalle and keep going like they are doing it's going to be really, really good. REZ, he was playing so good this tournament, he was the one that shut us down, who made the match against Epsilon so close.

Your coach rdl – what does he do for the team and how much of an impact did he have on this victory?

He focuses on the stuff we shouldn't have to learn, like he knows where all off their players are, all of their positions on all of the maps. He checks what maps they play, what we should veto. He's taking of the work load from us, so we don't have to do much preparing for the team, just focus on our own thing.

Last question, moving back from fnatic without pronax you are now in GODSENT with pronax, so how has it been going back to a team where you don't have to call and you have someone that really wants to do it?

It's struggling at times, sometimes I just want to call because I see what the opponent doesn't do correctly. And like, my calling style is more simple meanwhile he is overall focused on the whole map, he sees the whole thing. I don't know, it's nice not having to call as much but still sometimes I just want to do it.

Professeur writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

Sweden Alexander 'rdl' Redl
Alexander 'rdl' Redl
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
114
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
I think rather than desire to call he must focus on his gameplay more, really missing his old time mastermind gameplays.I mean c'mon when you have pronax on your team you should never want to call.
2016-11-06 22:16
You're my hero
2016-11-06 22:16
A guy who called himself as the fastest guy should be one of the admins here. His comments are relatively positive, showing himself as a mature person. I believe he (as an admin) wants to prevent people from getting the first comment to write something offensive or irrelevant to the topic.
2016-11-07 02:37
wow Jonathan E in disguise.
2016-11-07 02:39
Nice judgement mate.
2016-11-07 19:51
"It's like, you can't breathe sometimes and the mic is in front of your screen… it's just annoying." LOSE WEIGHT? FAT NECKS
2016-11-08 03:07
#23
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Brazil wAc 
wtf?
2016-11-06 22:16
#24
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United Kingdom voxhyy 
how?
2016-11-06 22:16
ez
2016-11-06 22:40
#26
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Finland GradeAUnderA 
What the fuck
2016-11-06 22:17
how man how
2016-11-06 22:17
#30
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Sweden Froxez 
I mean it must be striker or some other mod that uses an alt acc to get the first comment to prevent all the ppl seeking the first comment with irrelevant stuff
2016-11-06 22:24
Yeah exactly
2016-11-06 22:27
No it's not lmao, theres ways to get the link for future news posts. :)
2016-11-06 22:28
#97
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Sweden larsbananas 
Yeah, but posting a well structured and relevant reply beforehand? That feels like some next level shit :P
2016-11-07 01:09
you are correct. this guy knows nothing lol. its all about keeping people in here. what you dont know wont hurt you. simple as tits.
2016-11-07 05:53
Striker pls staph
2016-11-06 22:19
#37
flusha | 
Germany sanos 
what the fuck dude
2016-11-06 22:19
not even edited wtf. stryker troll account
2016-11-06 22:21
How did you know they gonna post an interview with flusha about this exact thing??? I understand the scripts here but how the fuck did you know about the topic and shit?
2016-11-06 22:21
It's striker lul
2016-11-06 22:26
Preventing people hunting for first comment with irrelevant stuff
2016-11-06 22:27
#42
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Israel Encryp7eD 
that's impressive
2016-11-06 22:26
Wait, how?
2016-11-06 22:27
dafuq
2016-11-06 22:30
you're an admin. no way you could know what they were going to post.
2016-11-06 22:39
#80
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Spain m4t4 
wp jonathan
2016-11-06 22:52
Tbh i would pick a good Player instead a "Brain" like pronax WHO is negative Every Game :D all pros should have a decent brain LOL
2016-11-07 00:29
true 1st comment not this admin Jonathan faggot kid shit
2016-11-07 11:18
FLUSHA: SOMETIMES I JUST WANT TO LIFT
2016-11-06 22:16
#19
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Sweden lagcats 
were back at it again
2016-11-06 22:16
flusha cheats
2016-11-06 22:16
good joke
2016-11-06 22:17
joke good
2016-11-06 22:41
#72
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World LeviathaNz 
goke jood
2016-11-06 22:47
doke jood
2016-11-06 22:47
#22
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Brazil DileBani 
Flusha is a good IGL
2016-11-06 22:16
Sometimes I just want to disconnect*
2016-11-06 22:16
sometimes you just don't have to mate
2016-11-06 22:17
#32
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Brazil skuggz 
so call me maybe
2016-11-06 22:17
he still dont even have to call bois, he calls because he like it XD #RUNFLUSHAG
2016-11-06 22:18
Then it really is 4v5 LUL
2016-11-06 22:19
Flusha stop cheating that's why he is so bad NiP #1
2016-11-06 22:20
Flusha won more events in 2016 than nip lul
2016-11-06 22:34
Doesn't matter NiP #1
2016-11-06 22:36
In Sweden rn yes, fnatic have the potential tho if all 5players just play good to their standards they'll easily just place t4 every event like krimz is used to
2016-11-06 22:37
yes, flusha won more t4 events than nip lul. Achievement? No
2016-11-06 22:36
Nt friberg
2016-11-06 22:52
StarLadder i-League StarSeries S1 ESL Barcelona IEM Katowice 2016 3 tournaments > 2 tournaments
2016-11-06 22:52
your stats are obviously wrong fnatic won 5-6 events this year nip won 3 events But thanks for beeing caught on my bait.
2016-11-06 23:08
is this a second "bait"?
2016-11-06 23:14
no mr flusha. Its true story. Obviously fnatic won these evetns with flusha on the roster. I didnt count how many events won flusha with godsent. After today its at least one. So he won at least 6-7 events.
2016-11-06 23:19
we didnt even have to call
2016-11-06 22:20
#52
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Germany Veray_ 
l
2016-11-06 22:34
#54
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Brazil Collee 
just kick the dead weight aka pronax and you'll be fine
2016-11-06 22:34
sometimes i want to call my coder, that its working so well.
2016-11-06 22:35
n1
2016-11-06 22:42
#66
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Sweden godname 
lol don´t understand anything
2016-11-06 22:43
-pronax flusha will call like he wanted to do in fnatic.
2016-11-06 22:47
Flusha wanted to call in fnc>went back to pronax lul
2016-11-06 22:53
he wanted to call in fnatic but so wanted dennis, and when flushas calling didnt work dennis got mad, thats why dennis and flusha became worst enemies. pronax will be replaced by a much better fragger, and flusha will start calling.
2016-11-06 23:14
Wasn't it something like flusha wanted vuggo to call then Dennis was like fuck outta here fatty I got this and then they got mad and had a fist fight that's why they missed Malmo olof tried to break it up and fucked his hand up
2016-11-06 23:43
#99
flusha | 
Germany sanos 
flusha was always supposed to be the caller, dennis doesnt want to call at all. flusha wanted to try out vuggo to call because he wants to focus on his performance more but dennis & olof didnt like vuggo calling so flusha had to call again. flusha left because he just didnt feel comfortable in the team anymore. no one wanted flusha to leave the team or stop calling and he never had a huge fight with dennis either
2016-11-07 01:18
#82
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Syria Gonezxzx 
+1 Bring in someone who can frag in Pronax's position like one of the Epsilon guys.
2016-11-06 22:54
flusha: Sometimes I just want to toggle
2016-11-06 22:56
flusha: Sometimes I just didn't have to call
2016-11-06 23:14
Before: Flusha: "I didn't even have to call" *got r4ped by opponent team* Now: Flusha: Sometimes I just want to call LUL
2016-11-07 01:28
:DDDDDDDDDDDDD
2016-11-07 01:29
He didnt had to call against Gambit, not Liquid. Unbelieveable how dumb people are.
2016-11-07 01:29
+1 he became more cautious =DD
2016-11-07 01:31
#104
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World WestSideDude 
:D
2016-11-07 01:31
"Last question, moving back from fnatic without pronax you are now in GODSENT with pronax, so how has it been going back to a team where you don't have to call and you have someone that really wants to do it?" Is it me or Professeur just trolled him by this question?! :DD I mean, last times when flusha said that he "didn't even have to call" he got smashed by s1mple's Liquid... :D:D:D
2016-11-07 01:34
he said that about the match against Gambit but I understand that you kiddos like to take everything out of context
2016-11-07 05:55
flusha fangays attacking!!! dangerous!
2016-11-07 18:09
Yeah because telling the truth makes me a flusha fanboy, you tried tho ;>
2016-11-07 18:47
He is a decent player not stand-out player any more cuz he stops cheating now lol.
2016-11-07 03:20
#112
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Russia superknyaz 
Sry for my stupid question, but pls, explain me in a simple way what means "to call" ?!
2016-11-07 09:04
To tell your team what to do and when to do it
2016-11-07 09:24
#116
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Russia superknyaz 
Thx!
2016-11-07 09:41
#114
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Norway Marvi 
"Sometimes I just want to call" my mom.
2016-11-07 09:28
..to say, "I love you!" Flusha confirmed homo after LAN victories.
2016-11-07 09:35
"Sometimes i just like to turn them on"
2016-11-07 09:43
ofc u better call with your aimlock so ez
2016-11-07 11:36
Don't they allow external microphone (like for example Antlion Audio ModMic) that you can attach to the noise cancelling headphones? That way you wouldn't have to use headset with mic on your neck.
2016-11-07 11:44
"flusha: Sometimes I just want to toggle"
2016-11-07 14:08
cancer
2016-11-07 14:16
#123
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Europe KappaKaako 
call me maybe
2016-11-07 14:44
Cheat.
2016-11-07 14:49
#125
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Germany ToxlC 
Sometimes I just want to lift my mouse
2016-11-07 14:49
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