flusha: "KRIMZ is doing more of the IGL role now"

After his team finished the first day of ESL One Cologne with a 1-1 record, we talked to Robin "flusha" Rönnquist to hear about this tournament and their recent performances.

After a loss to mousesports, who took down fnatic on Train with a 16-11 scoreline, the Swedes went on to play Heroic in the second round of the group stage. Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer and co. had a better time against Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer's side, defeating the Danes 16-6 on Mirage.

fnatic resorted to changes after a disappointing ECS showing

After their second match of the day, we sat down with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist to hear about the team's recent struggles that resulted in a leadership change.

Let's go back to DreamHack Summer, you were in the final there, you had the home crowd and a chance to get your first title in a long time. After losing that, tell me a bit about the takaways from that tournament and that final in particular?

Yeah, our confidence got back after that, winning a map against SK, a map we haven't played against a good team in a while. We got our confidence back up, but after that, ECS made us not that confident anymore.

You had a tweet after DreamHack, about your map pool, so I guess that still might be a problem. You said that you don't know what are your best maps, is that something you have figured out in the meantime?

It's really hard to say, we feel like Train should be one of our good maps but we lose it every time and Inferno we lost the last times we played it. Cobblestone we've been doing good in practice but we haven't played official matches on it yet. We're playing every map in the pool but I don't know if it is us playing a map wrong or just us not being good at the game. We can definitely play all the maps and we are not afraid to play any of them.

After DreamHack you had ECS, at that event you had the easier group, so to say, and in the end, you went out to Cloud9 and Liquid, two North American teams. What was happening there, what went wrong for you?

I don't know honestly, maybe it's just that most of didn't show up, I feel like it was only JW who was playing well at that event. Maybe we just had an off event or something like that.

Still figuring out the issues and what is happening, what did you work on, in your limited time, before coming here?

We switched some things, like KRIMZ is doing more of the in-game leading role now and I'm helping out with mid-round calls and sometimes, if I have anything I want to do, I'll tell him. Other than that, we switched some positions, if you watch the matches we've played you will see what we did differently. I think we switched something on all of the maps.

The first match here was on Train, a map you feel you should be good on, and you had a good start. Then I think it was oskar getting a few clutches that broke your momentum. Can you tell me, from your point of view, what happened on that map?

It's really hard to point out what happened on that map. We had 6-0 and they rushed out two times and I don't know if they clutched or they won it big, but we lost those round. I don't know if it was just us being unlucky or them doing something good but, honestly, it was the T side that we did pretty bad. Yeah, 8-7 after a 6-0 start on CT isn't good, but the T side was really bad.

So what do you think was the problem? I know that, I think it was 14-12, and you were doing a slow A execute, that they had you completely surrounded, pushing upper B, they had a total read on you. Was that something you felt in the game?

I feel like we only went to one place on our entire T side, we just went alley. I don't know why we kept forcing it, I think we lost because we tried to play slow and tried to focus on going alley and getting room there instead of playing like we usually do and try to outskill mousesports.

In the last match, you won against Heroic and you are now 1-1. It seemed like a straightforward game, how did it go from your perspective?

We got off to a good start, I think everyone felt like we are ready to play now instead of the first match, where we are always slow in the start. We had the money control after the first gun round win and then I clutched a 1-on-2 and we just had an easy time going into the sites.

After going 1-1, what are you looking forward to doing here in Cologne?

Playing more of course. Let's hope we get a good opponent for us and get out of the groups this time.

Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1331
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1106
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
well didnt know krimz can igl
2017-07-04 20:54
can't be worse IGL than flusha xd
2017-07-04 20:54
fnatic>ibp>noKappa
2017-07-05 08:24
HUNDEN>fnatic>ibp>noKappa
2017-07-05 08:30
#14
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Poland r4deoN|olofm 
I thought the same before I've seen this post :o
2017-07-04 20:56
he was igl in lgb before going to fnatic
2017-07-04 21:47
oho thats why they suck
2017-07-04 22:07
flushamad is here
2017-07-04 20:54
why krimz then?
2017-07-04 20:54
krimz dont tilt. he can keep the team calm and not tilt.. i think fnatic need that.. and flusha is a good fragger. so insted of flusha igl and try to frag. krimz kan still be a good suport and igl. and flusha can lurk/entry as he did in the old times ;)
2017-07-04 21:26
#36
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Singapore Nephalith 
2017-07-04 21:41
slamming desk 1 time = rage now?
2017-07-04 21:49
#51
flusha | 
Other awzaq 
specially when it is a technical issue
2017-07-04 23:04
#64
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Singapore Nephalith 
Don't ask me. Ask the one who made the title and the commentators.
2017-07-05 03:07
isnt it hard to read hltv upside down?
2017-07-05 10:45
yeah.. i think i have seen him slamming table 2 times the last 4 years i have seen him :P so...
2017-07-04 22:47
#63
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Finland Sandetek 
Fnatic need botnax to win :3)
2017-07-05 00:58
we was igl in lgb before
2017-07-04 21:49
#43
KRIMZ | 
Europe Whits 
No that was Dennis
2017-07-04 21:54
it was CYPE
2017-07-05 00:57
#69
KRIMZ | 
Europe Whits 
no watch their katowice 2014 interviews and watch thorins video of Who is Dennis and it would tell u that Dennis was igl after maikelele left i think
2017-07-05 09:53
K R I M Z E D
2017-07-04 20:54
#5
Europe selbi 
xd
2017-07-04 20:54
#6
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Finland jayss 
interesting
2017-07-04 20:54
gj mr krimz
2017-07-04 20:54
nice
2017-07-04 20:54
#12
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
w0w
2017-07-04 20:54
Well, +dennis -pronax=worst decision ever that fnatic might done :)
2017-07-04 20:54
not at all, they won 6 tournaments in a row after that change and pronax is just way too bad to play at this level nowadays
2017-07-04 20:57
With pronax they won a couple of majors m8 :/
2017-07-04 20:58
Context is important my man
2017-07-04 20:58
ikr, but i really miss pronax :(
2017-07-04 21:01
pronax is bad, just look at godsent
2017-07-04 21:02
pronax is bad, just look at godsent Ohhh, so it's just pronax playing in it?
2017-07-04 21:03
#23
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Turkey SLendeRuLeZ 
I would like to Godsent disband and Pronax as coach in Fnatic, even Pronax is known for his mid-round calls I still think that he'd be a great addition to the team since they really trust Pronax's brain
2017-07-04 21:05
+1 <3
2017-07-04 21:06
look at his stats, he cant play cs on pro lvl anymore only coach role is good for him
2017-07-04 21:24
He don't need to frag that much, he's a IGL m8
2017-07-04 21:25
That is not going to work anymore
2017-07-04 22:55
yeah look at fallen mate or gla1ve world best team have good igl's and they can frag meanwhile pronax 10 frag per map is not enough
2017-07-04 23:10
Fallen=monkey gla1ve=misstake
2017-07-05 11:19
Dude Pronax left Fnatic They never kicked him.
2017-07-04 21:16
Yeah XD ofc yeah yeah ofc yaeh
2017-07-04 21:17
#35
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
he didn't renewed his contract when it ended.he was in fnatic for 2 years. from 2013-11-12 to 2015-11-12 wiki.teamliquid.net/counterstrike/Pronax
2017-07-04 21:39
krimz can do everything PogChamp
2017-07-04 21:02
thank mr krimz
2017-07-04 21:04
lol we now can see why their T side is so SHIT !!!!
2017-07-04 21:08
Not like it was great with flusha you retardo
2017-07-04 21:11
i never said it was good anyway you fucktard retard.
2017-07-04 21:13
"fucktard retard" Ok then.
2017-07-04 22:41
#30
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Other KlNG 
that's why they're playing like shit
2017-07-04 21:20
2017-07-04 21:37
Good choice he was igl in lgb before, maybe this way flusha will get better performances
2017-07-04 21:50
No he wasn't LMAO
2017-07-04 21:52
what do you know LMAO
2017-07-04 22:02
It was cype LMAO
2017-07-04 22:07
How are you able to say so much bullshit?
2017-07-04 22:50
Immortals fan lmao
2017-07-04 22:54
#65
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Germany JuaNiko_^ 
hi
2017-07-05 03:38
#45
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Brazil Nubi 
NIce commt
2017-07-04 22:05
who cares about ur team tho
2017-07-04 22:23
Their fans? mr 1 man (not even on the major) scene
2017-07-04 22:46
Dude did I even mention fox? No one cares about sweden cs nowadays btw, the best CS is being played by Portuguese speaking people :)
2017-07-04 22:46
People do care about Swedish CS, actually. The Swedish derby is always watched and hyped by a ton of people, for example. Can't argue about SK being the best in the world but hopefully G2, Faze, Astralis will catch up and beat them in a Major BO3. We'll see
2017-07-04 22:50
they dont know wich is their best map because they suck on all tacticwise! they still only win games by individual performances....
2017-07-04 22:39
LUL rly
2017-07-04 22:48
thank mr krimz
2017-07-04 22:53
RIP Fnatic era
2017-07-05 11:33
#73
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Sweden MikyPanza 
Thats Fnatics problem. Since pronax left they havent won anything big rly. They need structure and an IGL. Fnatic is a proof that a team full with just aimers is not working
2017-07-05 15:13
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