SicK: "[EnVyUs match] restored my confidence, but for the team it's a tough loss"

We caught up with Misfits' Hunter "SicK" Mims for a quick chat following his team's elimination from DreamHack Open Valencia at the hands of EnVyUs.

Misfits began their campaign in Valencia with a 16-8 loss against Heroic on Overpass before falling short against Envy in a thrilling three-map series.

Next week, Misfits will have another chance to prove their value in Atlanta

Read on as Hunter "SicK" Mims discusses what went wrong in the Spanish tournament and also the recent dismissal of coach Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu.

You started out with a defeat against Heroic. What did you discuss after that game?

Well, I don't think we talked that much. We were kind of “you know, screw it”, especially me, because I had played horribly. So it was more about resetting for the next game, and everybody went and relaxed for bit. When it is that bad, it's kind of hard to talk about anything. We just lost. So I don't think we talked about anything, we just mentally reset.

MODDII said in an interview yesterday that he was surprised that you had picked Overpass. But then you picked Overpass against EnVyUs again. I assume you feel confident on that map?

Yes, we are pretty confident. During the bootcamp before we came to Valencia, we played a decent amount [of Overpass]. It used to be our permanent ban, but now we have decided to integrate it in our map pool. I mean, it's working out, I guess, we're not that bad on it so I'm confident.

How was that bootcamp?

Obviously we played a lot and learned new things, I think it was good overall.

Against EnVyUs, you had a good game but you could not close it out. What went wrong?

I'm happy of how I played individually, but obviously it doesn't matter since we lost. For me, it kind of gives me more confidence going forward, considering how badly I had been playing and how well I did against EnVyUs. Personally, it kind of restored my confidence, but for the team it's obviously a tough loss.

But you'll have a chance to redeem yourselves in Atlanta, right?

Yes, we have DreamHack Atlanta coming up.

Did the situation with peacemaker influence impact your performances?

No, I think peacemaker kind of made everything stressful, he was kind of toxic at times. I mean, he's a good person, but I think he gets too emotional in the game, so that's why we had to get rid of him.

Do you think he might be a good addition to TyLoo?

It depends if TyLoo is willing to drop everything and listen to him only, because that is the kind of coach he is, he takes one for the team. So, if they can do that, I think they can do well.

United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.46
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.21
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
#1
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World thisisdeath 
Astralis will win the major.
2017-07-14 17:55
#2
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Brazil Malak01 
Go sk
2017-07-14 17:54
nt sick
2017-07-14 17:54
ez 4 peacemaker
2017-07-14 17:54
still one of the biggest chokes in cs go history lul
2017-07-14 17:55
#6
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United States donaldjae 
No, I think peacemaker kind of made everything stressful, he was kind of toxic at times
2017-07-14 17:55
#7
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Portugal FiZzYgAy 
peacemaker toxic , KEK
2017-07-14 17:55
#8
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United Kingdom UnitedKingdom 
Rip
2017-07-14 17:56
SicK is the last one of the young Misfits trio: autimatic, twistzz, SicK. He's been wasted, still in this team.
2017-07-14 17:56
Indeed.
2017-07-14 18:04
#12
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France StickyRice 
He hasn't been "wasted". He couldn't confirm the good things he showed at some point, and now is more of a problem (even though the weak point of the team is maybe seangares not fragging enough on quite a percentage of games unfortunately) on Misfits than a player "losing his time" on Misfits and "deserving a better team". As a Misfits fan i hope he will comeback to a better level and do good games like he did this morning.
2017-07-14 18:20
It is really difficult when your IGL makes -31 average into a BO3.
2017-07-14 18:25
#15
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France StickyRice 
Yeah but it has been a couple games/events that SicK didn't perform well, he was underperforming whereas Shahzam and AmaNEk were good. devoduvek has been improving lately (he wasn't doing good) but the player underperforming the most was SicK. Good for him he could have a good game vs NV.
2017-07-14 18:27
I think he might be lacking confidence and motivation
2017-07-14 22:17
#11
Brazil edg 
What an awesome name.
2017-07-14 18:08
Sick name, amirite? *wink*
2017-07-15 03:31
#14
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Ireland sk0ffin 
This kid is retarded, low iq
2017-07-14 18:27
#16
Australia xeLp 
Ahahahahaha peacemaker rekt. Typical br scum.
2017-07-14 18:39
Hahahahhaha, no beating about the bush: QUESTION Did the situation with peacemaker influence impact your performances? ANSWER No, I think peacemaker kind of made everything stressful, he was kind of toxic at times. I mean, he's a good person, but I think he gets too emotional in the game, so that's why we had to get rid of him. My 2c: There you go. No bullshit, just truth (we had to get rid of him :P, hahah fuck me!).
2017-07-14 18:43
Sick memes (mims) xDD
2017-07-14 21:18
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Czech Republic Jurys 
MAJ3R: "FOR ME, [THE WIN OVER SK] IS NOT A SURPRISE, TO BE HONEST"
2017-07-14 22:28
Go Misfits! To DH Atlanta! :)
2017-07-15 03:31
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