MSL: "Banana needs changing"

Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen talked to HLTV.org about picking up Philip "aizy" Aistrup, North advancing to playoffs, taking a risk on Inferno at the beginning of the tournament and more.

North have advanced to DreamHack Masters Las Vegas playoffs after an initial loss to OpTic on Inferno, a comfortable Complexity affair, and taking revenge on OpTic in the deciding series.

In our next interview from Las Vegas, in-game leader Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen talked about the addition of Philip "aizy" Aistrup, North's matches, Inferno overall, and other teams that have made changes recently.

You can find the rest of HLTV.org's videos by going to our YouTube channel here.

In case you missed some of our previous interviews at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, here is a list:

Day two
Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný: "I'm here to do some damage
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth: "I think fnatic will do well"
Sweden Björn "THREAT" Pers: "Inferno still plays kinda the same"
 
Day one
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:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1158
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1543
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1446
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Lithuania Tomekas85 
no pls not banana. friberg won't be the king of banana then
2017-02-17 22:53
Your english aswell, MSL
2017-02-17 22:53
as well*
2017-02-18 02:10
sorry teacher
2017-02-18 12:57
Kinda ironic you fuck up the english part, huh?
2017-02-18 15:06
#121
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Europe _EpiC_ 
lol
2017-02-19 10:54
he is shit of banana nowadays tbh
2017-02-17 23:53
#85
allu | 
Finland Fherrera 
l m a o
2017-02-18 01:09
#99
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Poland zwierzako 
i'm the king of banana :D
2017-02-18 01:46
nice interview
2017-02-17 22:53
I agree with MSL, banana should be change a bit, it's way too much open than previous version yet they changed skybox to limit smoking it from ct or a long which is basically making it more open than any route in current map pool.
2017-02-17 22:52
#34
fury | 
Brazil LeeeO:9 
so bad
2017-02-17 22:53
#35
HUNDEN | 
China ene1nz 
Oh no, you have to adept. It's not like the original so it is bad. It has to be a CT map otherwise I am sad.
2017-02-17 22:53
1.6 is way more open them this atual version.
2017-02-18 00:24
#6
Switzerland xtrM7 
nice
2017-02-17 22:52
Nice
2017-02-17 22:52
i agree with him
2017-02-17 22:53
same
2017-02-17 22:52
nice englando xD
2017-02-17 22:53
no it doesnt
2017-02-17 22:53
+1
2017-02-17 22:53
#31
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
+2
2017-02-17 22:53
+3
2017-02-17 23:02
banana????????
2017-02-17 22:53
king of banana needs to be changed
2017-02-17 22:53
#30
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Turkey partyoctopus 
Just bring back the old inferno...
2017-02-17 22:53
OLD INFERNO > NEW
2017-02-17 22:53
True. Old Inferno well balanced map,I do not understand the changes
2017-02-17 23:09
well balanced map? old inferno? srsly? new isnt that good, but saying old was balanced is pure madness
2017-02-17 23:14
#77
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Brazil VAC0 
adding skybox to block smokes in banana from A would be enough
2017-02-18 00:05
Yeah. they didn't need to do this many drastic changes. It's like they just took everyone's complaints from r/Globaloffensive and just mashed them up together without considering how it would add up. It also seems they didn't consider those who play with higher level of play (higher than "lets just rush b") and just catered to the lower level styles of play.
2017-02-18 00:19
Its like everyone complained because the map was ass and so they made it how it USED TO BE. with a fucking open banana
2017-02-18 21:37
#92
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Lithuania Afgan` 
and removing stupid pillars would be great, cause they trully sucks... Especially me I like more wide areas maps... Feeling more comfortable. Depends on your playstyle.... Well I waited for changes, cause these old textures was so bored for a long time and now map looks more brighter.
2017-02-18 01:30
#67
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
no it wasnt lol,it was terrible
2017-02-17 23:20
rework was pointless, the old inferno was playable. some updates and fixes were needed tho.
2017-02-18 00:20
friberg king banana
2017-02-17 22:53
#37
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Poland cebulae 
we suck on it = needs changing
2017-02-17 22:54
#86
allu | 
Finland Fherrera 
+1
2017-02-18 01:09
2017-02-17 22:54
#42
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
No... just, NO !
2017-02-17 22:55
Nurse? Striker you meant north right?
2017-02-17 22:55
-1
2017-02-17 22:56
MSL = true king of "bananas" (check his insta ;)
2017-02-17 22:58
#49
es3tag | 
Germany vipitis 
I love inferno as well
2017-02-17 22:58
#53
NEO | 
Poland camarpl 
bad choice of quote in headline, what he said about shox is more interesting
2017-02-17 23:00
#54
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United States darkun 
"BULL MOUNTAIN! DONT GO CHANGIN'!!!!!"
2017-02-17 23:02
Why i thinked brazil when i saw the post
2017-02-17 23:06
#61
FlipiN | 
Spain rastleh 
+1 HAHAHA
2017-02-17 23:11
#58
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Austria db42 
i wish you would atleast at timestamps when topics are discussed in the interview in general...
2017-02-17 23:06
back to crying
2017-02-17 23:07
#oldInferno
2017-02-17 23:13
#63
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Japan jia 
no, sk guys looks pretty strong atm
2017-02-17 23:13
can you you guys get an interviewer that doesnt doesnt st-tutter, if you stutter its not a problem, but when your job is to speak you should reconsider
2017-02-17 23:13
He obviously not native speaker, so sometimes he's losing what he wants to say. So calm your tits down
2017-02-18 01:30
let me clarify, the interviewer NOT the interviewee (msl) thanks for proving my point, why interview people if you cant even speak the language
2017-02-18 06:03
i know, you are talking about striker. And yeah, he needs to work on his talk skills. Since HLTV doestn have anyone better, you have to be satisfied with striker.
2017-02-18 14:22
well im not.
2017-02-18 23:09
You are a professional player. You get paid like one. You attend top notch tournaments. Learn and adapt. Develop new strategies and approaches instead of complaining.
2017-02-18 00:03
#82
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
just bring old inferno for fuck sake, crybabies always unhappy with something, i havent seen even that many people abusing pillars on banana
2017-02-18 00:21
#94
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Lithuania Afgan` 
ScreaM did :) he said, that pillars trully shit in banana and the old one textures so bored... new ones looks like brighter and all map looks like brighter... If you are 1.6 player , you will know it
2017-02-18 01:32
remove wall and make it like 1.6 ffs
2017-02-18 01:13
I wonder what he meant with shox, I don't feel like shox is the kind of leader who sets up himself and not his teammates, that's more the kind of leader Happy was. I don't mind someone else than shox calling but if it's not him it would mean NBK or maybe boddy, don't know, they should at least try it out with shox calling at first.
2017-02-18 01:36
Once SK face was the King of Banana and held mostly B alone :/
2017-02-18 02:11
#103
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Australia StVincent 
+1
2017-02-18 02:42
#105
gob b | 
Germany creaven 
stop crying and adept to the new map noobies
2017-02-18 04:11
#107
Finland ow 
cant play banana, needs changing...
2017-02-18 05:54
hes right Old Inferno was much better to watch It was heavily CT sided and now Valve ruined it and made it T sided. Petition to bring back Old Inferno new graphics suck!
2017-02-18 06:09
it really doesn't. Stop bitching, MSL.
2017-02-18 08:54
#115
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Serbia ZAG0R 
+1 fck new inferno
2017-02-18 14:44
Yes, they did with Banana the same mistake in Dust2. There are NO safe place! Who are the noobs thinking about those positions?
2017-02-18 19:06
hes faggot why is he even talking LOL
2017-02-19 09:12
I Thought Bananagaming Guy xD Youthoober
2017-02-19 16:53
Scream*s banana or dupreeh*s? KappaPride
2017-02-19 16:55
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