oskar: "I'm here to do some damage"

Striker
February 17th, 2017 10:09

Following mousesports advancing to playoffs from first place in Group D, we got in touch with Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný to talk about their successful group stage and the departure of Nikola "NiKo" Kovač.

mousesports have been likely the biggest surprise of groups so far, as they managed to upset Natus Vincere in the initial round before taking down FaZe on day two, with Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný powering the team through to playoffs.


oskar wanted to clear his name after his poor showing at Gfinity

We talked to the Czech about the group stage and found out whether mousesports feel more freedom knowing this is their last tournament with this lineup. We naturally also asked him about the departure of NiKo and what the future of mouz looks like:

Considering NiKo is on his way out of the team to join FaZe, what did mousesports expect from this tournament?

Even though he's leaving, we wanted to prepare and play our best, we didn't slack away, the training wasn't any smaller than usual. NiKo said as well that especially because it's his last tournament, he wanted to give his all, so we had a normal preparation. We went into it knowing it would be hard, but we wanted to make our best effort to finish as high as possible.

What does doing well at DreamHack mean for you personally, considering how your only previous event with mousesports, Gfinity, went from your perspective, and seeing as you've only recently rejoined the team?

For me it means more experience on LAN. How I played at Gfinity was more because of personal issues, my head wasn't in the game at all. I'm here to clear my name, gain some confidence, and do some damage.

Did you feel you had a little bit more freedom than you'd maybe normally have as a team? Could you do more or less whatever you wanted?

Maybe about 50/50, I could and I couldn't, it depended on the situation.

Is there anyone in the playoffs who you do or don't want to meet?

I don't want to face SK, but I'd like to play against Virtus.pro.

How does mousesports' future look like without NiKo? What will you have to do when he leaves?

Well, mainly we will have to remake our entire game, because our game was based on NiKo. Him leaving will hurt us, but maybe not as much as people think. We will try to prepare as much as we can, change everything and we'll see how it goes.

How quickly do you think you'll be able to do that, considering how important NiKo was in the system?

I hope it won't be too long, surely it will take some time before we get into it, but of course I'm hoping we'll do well from the start, and that we'll be ready for the next Major.

What do you make of FaZe with NiKo?

Well, a team full of stars doesn't necessarily have to work as well as it looks on paper, it was never really confirmed and when it was, it was only for a short time. But I definitely don't have any hard feelings towards NiKo, I wish him the best of luck in FaZe.

In case you missed some of our previous interviews at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, here is a list of the players we have talked to thus far:

Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth: "I think fnatic will do well"
Sweden Björn "THREAT" Pers: "Inferno still plays kinda the same"
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen: "It would be fun to play NiKo"
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo: "felps has a special skillset"
Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev: "We're confident on Inferno"
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin: "I've never played this much"
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
674
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
49
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
771
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1210
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.17
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1150
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1058
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
669
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
wow great read
2017-02-17 10:10
#9
South Africa 0rdy 
They are going to have a tough time without NiKo :/
2017-02-17 10:15
We interviewed oskar.....asks 50% of questions about NiKo. Why dont you interview NiKo instead?
2017-02-17 10:31
niko will only give scripted response straight from faze PR dept
2017-02-17 11:09
You mean ask Niko how he feels about Niko leaving mouz? :D
2017-02-17 12:24
#51
World hIRN 
You couldn't ask NiKo how mouz' future will look like. But generally, I agree with ya^^
2017-02-17 16:29
"We will try to prepare as much as we can, change everything and we'll see how it goes." -denis -Spiddi Confirmed
2017-02-17 11:41
Will. Never. Happen. Mousesports have some kind of pact with the devil and they simply can't let those germans go. I mean they would rather bench oskar, kick chris and sell Niko before they even start considering doing something about the germans.
2017-02-17 12:29
maybe +tabsen +nex
2017-02-17 13:01
Didn't even think about that one, did ya?
2017-02-17 16:47
I wish, my friend, I wish. At least kick denis, pick up maybe ropz or innocent or ANGE1 and after next Major, kick Spiidi.
2017-02-17 17:35
#5
DAVEY | 
Canada josef733 
Yes, do some DAMAGE!
2017-02-17 10:10
Yes
2017-02-17 10:10
#10
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Brazil thiagoblind 
Feel free to kill them all Oskkkkkkk
2017-02-17 10:15
fuck yea son im here to do some damage DatSheffy
2017-02-17 10:16
Nice one Striker
2017-02-17 10:17
Internet Explorer strikes again
2017-02-17 10:29
> "we wanted to make our best effort to finish as high as possible" > WeedJ not in the lineup Pick one i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/facebook/00..
2017-02-17 10:36
I think this time oskar spends in Mousesports should be devoted to showing the World how good he really is. I hate to be that guy, but Denis and Spiidi are no good, we've witnessed some very poor decision making in game by those two, including team blocking as well as terrible plays in general costing them rounds. Not to say they don't deserve to be in a team, but they are holding Lowel, oskar and I imagine ChrisJ will be a better team mate in this lineup once he's back. Tabsen, Nex are two drop in replacements, but it doesn't even need to be German speaking players since it's an English speaking team... just replace spiidi and denis
2017-02-17 10:43
+1 Or at least denis. It is so much visible he is bad af.
2017-02-17 17:37
#58
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Right now, they just can drop one of them, because they need 3 players from the lineup. So it would be really necessary to get a good rifler.
2017-02-18 02:35
#20
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Czech Republic capodecima 
Oskar top10 this year. Many of old fags tired of winning, oskar is not... ;o
2017-02-17 11:04
But without niko, will do nothing!
2017-02-17 11:05
#23
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Czech Republic capodecima 
Well niko is just kinda the euro hiko for me, which means he not guarante winning everything for every team he is in. Yet he is pretty much the best on team always. Just guy you want on team always, but ofc the team can works good also without him...(and sometime even better)
2017-02-17 11:11
#25
fer | 
Colombia el1teman 
niko skill is much better than hiko
2017-02-17 11:27
#26
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
Hiko? I think you forgot Kappa
2017-02-17 11:33
Nice.
2017-02-17 11:43
After the initial boost and strong results in the online leagues and katowice, they will fall hard and go out in groups at the next major (I bet it is ESL ONE Cologne) Mousesports will have a hard time, come back to high T2 with one buyin who replaces Denis and will also go out in Groups of the next major.
2017-02-17 11:51
"some damage" .. 22 in 1 and dies
2017-02-17 12:15
22 is some dmg what's your problem
2017-02-17 13:12
Please, kick these 2 bots in the team instead other 2 players, maybe nex anda other shity german
2017-02-17 12:55
#36
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Brazil iamXPRT 
Yes!
2017-02-17 13:00
#39
tabseN | 
Germany peezyy 
2017-02-17 13:24
osGOD?
2017-02-17 13:47
-tier 3 allu 0-20 important game and +tier1 oskar 20-0 important game and faze to the top with allu niko is just wasting of 500k$ cuz no way you get to the top with tier3 awper
2017-02-17 13:56
#44
f0rest | 
Russia 1.6 FTW 
yeye, and they realize it only after next major xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2017-02-17 14:28
pro players stupid. stupid on map picks and all moves. they can only play video game. no brain.
2017-02-17 15:51
#59
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Also Karrigan need to step up his game. He was so awful playing B in mirage against mouz. So many times where he died while trying to spot players.
2017-02-18 02:41
if niko in and oskar in they don't need karrigan most of the time.
2017-02-18 03:13
Ez for Tomca
2017-02-18 09:40
nice damage man :D
2017-02-19 09:19
#63
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Slovakia Ujhazy_Istvan 
xD
2017-05-07 13:16
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