flusha: Got good at almost every map

Robin "flusha" Rönnquist talked about fnatic's struggles at DreamHack Masters, their tough match against NiP in the initial round, and the rest of the group in our first interview from IEM Katowice.

fnatic passed their first test in Katowice, edging NiP 16-14 on Cache after picking up a 13-2 Terrorist side. 


fnatic feel confident going up against anyone aside from Astralis

In our interview with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist, he explained what went wrong in Las Vegas, where the Swedes exited in groups, and how they prepared in the past week ahead of Katowice. He also shared his thoughts on the tough CT side against NiP, and the remaining match-ups in Group A:

Starting off with your performance at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, why do you think you didn't perform there and what did you take away from the event?

Our performance there was, yeah, it wasn't good. We didn't practice the right way before that, but before this [IEM Katowice], we got good at almost every map and we practiced really well. Even though it was only one week, we felt like we improved more than we ever did before.

Was there anything specific that you focused on in that week then?

We just got a few tactics on each map and we defined our default rounds more, the mentality we should have and all that, that we should help each other. If someone goes first, the other one should follow. The first guy is never the one who makes the mistake, it's always the other guy. So it's mostly our mentality.

Having the same lineup as a year ago, I imagine it's easy to just go back to how you used to play before. Is that the case? If not, what were the biggest changes you made compared to how you used to play in 2016 with this lineup?

We're trying to remember how we played and get back into that, but it's hard, because we played with other people for six months and that destroyed what we had. We're starting to get back to it, I think we're gonna reach that very soon.

In your first match, you had such a massive T side against NiP but then had so much trouble closing it out, what happened there?

I think we lost our momentum at first and then like, we knew what we should do, but we never actually did it until like the last few rounds. In one of the last few rounds, we actually did it perfectly but they had a very good timing on it, so we lost that round. Other than that, we just knew they were playing defensively, we had to wait for like one minute and then get information and push behind them.

What do you expect from the remaining four teams in your group, Astralis, FaZe, OpTic, and Immortals?

I expect easier matches than versus NiP, because we don't play very well against a defensive style. We will see, Astralis is the only one we kinda feel not too confident against.

What about FaZe with NiKo, is that going to be a good match-up considering you mentioned you don't play well against defensive teams? FaZe is another story entirely…

We played against FaZe in two praccs, I think, and they never stopped going aggressive so we'll see if they do the same, but we know what to expect.

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
#1
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
nice
2017-03-01 12:45
nice interview
2017-03-01 12:47
#3
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Finland NeekeriPeek 
nice game, wp flusha and krimz
2017-03-01 12:45
fnatic on nuke xD
2017-03-01 12:45
#8
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
didnt even have to call
2017-03-01 12:45
cuz good at every map
2017-03-01 13:58
almost choked but wp
2017-03-01 12:45
#10
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Finland Sandetek 
Forest gave u the win
2017-03-01 12:46
or maybe get_right for not taking part in first half
2017-03-01 13:31
#11
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France Pr0pheTh 
their CT-side on Cache was shit
2017-03-01 12:46
lmao again this anoying flasha, dude u will get rekt against SK, VP, even Astralis
2017-03-01 12:46
What do you expect from the remaining four teams in your group, Astralis, FaZe, OpTic, and Immortals? Did he ever say anthing else really
2017-03-01 12:48
flushas interview always boring dude. Please
2017-03-01 12:49
lol
2017-03-01 13:15
"even astralis" astralis top 1
2017-03-01 12:50
I expect easier matches than versus NiP, because we don't play very well against a defensive style. We will see, Astralis is the only we kinda feel not too confident against. ok mr.flusha
2017-03-01 12:46
ok so interview with Wrong_Turn would sound like: "me and my team is shit and we have no chance versus any one, this is stuff I always say to get in the right mindset"
2017-03-01 13:37
#14
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United Kingdom Lightning_DC_ 
"They never stopped playing aggressive" lolol
2017-03-01 12:47
#18
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Denmark potatomato 
Nice.
2017-03-01 12:58
git gud
2017-03-01 13:03
#20
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Croatia MgK1nG 
obviously not cache when you almost lose to nip huehuehue
2017-03-01 13:06
> 16-14 against NiP > Good You can pick both
2017-03-01 13:10
You almost lost from 13-2 , how this is good lol !
2017-03-01 13:22
didnt have to call GG ez
2017-03-01 13:33
#29
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United States EmperorTrump 
barely won vs braindead NiP lmao
2017-03-01 13:52
barely won against nip shitters and lost convincingly to faze... "got good"
2017-03-01 14:53
#32
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Brazil hunte[R] 
they're gone. fnatic will never be the same. RIP
2017-03-01 14:54
Having the same lineup as a year ago, I imagine it's easy to just go back to how you used to play before. Is that the case? If not, what were the biggest changes you made compared to how you used to play in 2016 with this lineup? We're trying to remember how we TOGGLED and get back into that, but it's hard, because we TOGGLED with other people for six months and that destroyed what we had. We're starting to get back to it, I think we're gonna reach that very soon."
2017-03-01 14:57
#34
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Brazil hunte[R] 
old days fnatic, even at their peak, couldn't beat top3 right now. the META game changed and fnatic don't had tactics, they used to play heavily based on skill and in-game calls
2017-03-01 14:59
#55
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
at their peak they won 6 tournaments in a row and in last iem they made two 12-3 comebacks in the grandfinal
2017-03-04 16:08
#37
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France MIK120 
XD
2017-03-01 21:48
FlushaKappa
2017-03-01 21:50
#41
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Hungary ChuckeNy 
almost every map, except inferno train and mirage LUL
2017-03-01 21:53
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2017-03-01 22:03
#45
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Denmark clutchkongen 
LUL!!!
2017-03-02 00:23
#46
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
"We're trying to remember how we TOGGLED and get back into that, but it's hard, because we TOGGLED with other people for six months and that destroyed what we had. We're starting to get back to it, I think we're gonna reach that very soon."
2017-03-02 00:25
Toggle = win SK did as well lol
2017-03-02 00:27
#48
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
Kappa !!!!!!!!
2017-03-02 20:27
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2017-03-04 15:30
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2017-03-04 15:52
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2017-03-04 16:02
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2017-03-04 16:05
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2017-03-04 16:14
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