flusha: "Dealing with insecurities"
GODSENT defeated G2 in the last match of the day with a 16-11 scoreline on Overpass. Before the teams and the staff left the ELEAGUE studio, we had a short conversation with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist to hear how his team stands at the moment.
The European Minor winners GODSENT had a good game against G2 in their first match of the ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier, defeating the French team thanks to strong performances by Robin "flusha" Rönnquist and Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson.
To get a glimpse of the team spirit following the win, we conducted a quick interview with the three-times Major winner - flusha.
You weren't having great results online, you didn't qualify for ECS and didn't make it to ESL Pro League - what was the emotional state of the team coming here?
We are dealing with a lot of insecurities, we don't really trust each other every game, some games if we do some mistakes players might start doubting each other. Before this qualifier we tried to play individually and not so much together. We had our high skill up and maybe not the insecurities we had.
Before the Qualifier you said you were going to play 60h per week or something, did you hold up to your promise?
Since we traveled here four days before today I couldn't really, but maybe 3-4 days I played 10-12 hours.
You started the match against G2 and it looked OK in the first half, but they started getting back - what was the adaptation they made later in the T half?
I guess they played more structured and slow standard. We didn't really have a lot of control on the map so we didn't get the information about what they did. The rounds we got we won by outskilling them instead of using information and structure.
Tell me a bit about that pistol round on the T side, it seemed like an elaborate strat...?
Actually we were supposed to go one time around, but there was a lot of talking on teamspeak so we just fucked it up.
It seemed like a pretty easy match for you, did you expect it to go that way?
Honestly we practiced against G2 a lot before knowing the matchup. On Overpass we played like 8-10 practice matches - we won some times, they won some times. So we knew how they played it but we didn't expect it to go so easy - and it wasn't that easy really.
According to flusha, GODSENT won against G2 due to individual plays
How are you feeling after the win and going on in the tournament?
We… I don't know what to say. We are trying to get our confidence up and we will see with the match up.