wayLander: "We're going to come back stronger [after the break]"

In our last interview from the Major, we got hold of Jan "wayLander" Rahkonen to discuss FlipSid3's group stage exit and their issues with focus and morale.

FlipSid3 exited the Major following a 2-3 record in the group stage, starting with two losses in a row to fnatic and Natus Vincere before defeating FaZe and PENTA.

In the last round of the Swiss format, FlipSid3 couldn't best Immortals and finished 9th-11th at the Major. 

wayLander doesn't think he's as emotional as people say

During the semi-finals day in Poland, we managed to get hold of Jan "wayLander" Rahkonen and quizzed him about the group stage, as well as the criticism he has received for losing control of his emotions.

Did you manage to look back on your matches at the Major and talk things through? Have you identified what your issues were, why some of the losses didn't go your way?

Well, we didn't have a team talk yet, we just had an analysis after each game and talked about what we did wrong. After each game we played, especially after the first one and the second one, we realized that every game was under our control until some point of the match. If we hadn't done some stupid mistakes that we should never ever have done, both first games would have been ours.

Do you remember anything specific from those matches, what the mistakes were?

The first match versus fnatic, we had a pretty good read on how their CT side was working and we had a good start, but after that, we relaxed a bit too much maybe, lost some focus, and they managed to come back. And we saw that we were losing the control of the game and our morale fell apart.

Have you tried anything to fix this, make sure you don't lose your focus and morale?

We just sat behind B1ad3 who was watching the demo and he was telling us that we could win against anyone, just don't do mistakes like we did in this match, and I think that's only team talk that we needed.

What about yourself, personally, you've been criticized for losing control of your emotions, do you feel that is the case?

Personally, I think after I've done one mistake early in the game, I start thinking about it, what I did wrong, and it can last for like five to six rounds. It's not great. I don't think I'm as emotional as everyone says, my face expressions don't always show the real emotions.

Can you tell me about your plans for the near future, given that the player break is coming up?

That's what I was going to ask B1ad3 today (laughs), but I haven't done it yet, so I don't know. There probably will be a break for us, I'm not sure yet for how long it will be. The only thing I'm sure of after this break is that we're going to come back stronger.

Russia Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Good shit for my boy wayLANder
2017-07-24 20:15
India TYZ4 
Small correction. F3 will come back stronger, when they take in kicked Seized to replace Waylander. You, waylander, can make a team with your countryman Allu, who will be kicked soon too,
2017-07-24 20:24
Lack1 | 
United States Trive 
Waylander is ruskie
2017-07-24 20:33
India TYZ4 
Jan "wayLander" Rahkonen is a Finnish professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike: Source player currently living in Russia.
2017-07-24 20:35
Lack1 | 
United States Trive 
2017-07-24 20:36
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
jan cant speak finnish))
2017-07-24 20:56
Lol he can, i did talk to him already at esl one cologne 2016 and he did speak quite good.
2017-07-24 23:48
Sweden Froxez 
hahahaah fucking lier
2017-07-25 00:10
I did even get his sign on my t-shirt, lmao
2017-07-25 01:54
Sweden Froxez 
like u spoke finnish with this guy
2017-07-25 02:25
I can speak over 5 languages. Well, this conversation makes no sense at all, so I'll end here. ^^
2017-07-25 02:39
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
youtube.com/watch?v=sdKQsRxZv9E in this interview he said, does he dont speak finnish lul
2017-07-25 07:56
Mr full of shit :) , how do you feel loser when you need to make shit up to feel good . ?
2017-07-25 18:08
Talked to his mic
2017-07-25 00:24
P sure he did national service so probably does speak finnish
2017-07-25 14:11
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
check #87
2017-07-25 15:58
Hahahah tough guy
2017-07-25 06:46
Ex6TenZ | 
Finland qBeY 
"currently living in Russia" He's been living in Russia since he was 5
2017-07-25 12:23
2017-07-25 20:24
f0rest | 
Albania SayS 
I think that the faze's biggest problem of allu
2017-07-24 21:07
I think he's good
2017-07-24 21:35
2017-07-24 22:14
rain | 
Italy EzForRoob 
They can't get any weaker
2017-07-24 20:15
Nifty | 
United Kingdom Hende 
they nearly got legend status lol
2017-07-24 20:16
rain | 
Italy EzForRoob 
They beat a massively underperforming faze and penta of all teams, i stand by ny point
2017-07-24 20:17
"<3 Allu" I can feel the salt
2017-07-24 20:20
rain | 
Italy EzForRoob 
Because FaZe had their worst tournament? I'm just disappointed in them. I don't think flipside is any better for beating a FaZe that shit the bed, and penta is penta that goes without saying. No salt here, but F3 aren't that good of a team
2017-07-24 23:49
Most of the biggest teams are scared to play Flipside , because they are unpredictable , do you really think someone give a shet about your opinion Mr.UKscene , since the biggest igls are afraid of Blade & co ?
2017-07-25 02:16
waylander is good guy
2017-07-24 20:15
I dont think so
2017-07-24 20:15
Nifty | 
United Kingdom Hende 
finnish legend
2017-07-24 20:16
Latvia Phenomennn 
"come back stronger" shit starts to be annoying af.
2017-07-24 20:16
true, as if they put any more effort into it now
2017-07-24 20:36
true, lost its meaning completely
2017-07-24 20:45
Australia Raychippy5 
2017-07-25 05:21
rain | 
Norway BrZ_ 
2017-07-24 20:16
Other Cruujed 
not when electronic is poached by Navi LUL
2017-07-24 20:16
2017-07-24 20:16
Yeah, that what VP says everytime they loose.
2017-07-24 20:16
Brazil Juneco 
Sk too. But sk make it happen
2017-07-24 20:30
yeah, and thats how they win 2 tier1 tournaments per year
2017-07-24 20:49
This year they only got 1 maybe DH Malmo will be the second.
2017-07-24 20:51
VP winning DH Masters Malmö hahahahahaha
2017-07-24 21:23
BIG joke
2017-07-24 21:41
Singapore derpydm 
d[S] to eliminate VP @ Malmö
2017-07-25 06:18
Poland dreamShow 
u had quite long break some time ago and now u need another break? :D
2017-07-24 20:16
they tryharded for 1,5 for major qual and major, i think they deserve break to not burnout of the game
2017-07-24 20:46
no roster changes? :(
2017-07-24 20:16
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
no changes
2017-07-24 20:58
Andorra hltv_citizen 
comeback stronger for Flipsid3 = not to disappoint everyone who placed them into 0-3
2017-07-24 20:17
Portugal dracø 
#RunBlad3 If he can improve his personal fragging while maintaining the control of his team they might do some damage. Otherwise it's rip [*]
2017-07-24 20:17
United States aust_h 
i agree
2017-07-24 20:22
2017-07-25 00:08
CIS riddick199 
seized spoke the same
2017-07-24 20:18
Everyone is saying shit like: we're gonna comeback stronger
2017-07-25 15:43
They had almost 1 year of break, but yea, go take another one for one more year who cares xD
2017-07-24 20:18
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan 96kg 
-SEX GOD +electronic and Gambit mb will win next major again
2017-07-24 20:18
JUGi | 
Germany Triggered 
Gambit is all about chemistry and they got 2 designated starplayers in the Likes of Adren and Hobbit. Adding a third one would hurt them heavily
2017-07-25 09:50
Russia telosll 
wow nice CiS rise
2017-07-24 20:21
Russia Itz Nuthin 
F3 showed really good game. and crazy match vs liquid at qual) like vs Mouz at MLG
2017-07-24 20:24
remember when waylander left gambit LMAO
2017-07-24 20:26
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
gambit kick him. his play-style is not suitable to gambit
2017-07-24 21:00
yea cuz f3 is gonna kick you LUL
2017-07-24 20:27
decided to read it now, LUL he even confirms it himself kinda LUL "That's what I was going to ask B1ad3 today (laughs), but I haven't done it yet, so I don't know. " confirmed rip waylander maybe you can do dmg in spirit or pro100 doe.
2017-07-24 20:44
if seized leave navi he is great pickup for f3
2017-07-24 20:47
break again ? until the next major right ?
2017-07-24 20:27
Europe fraguette 
broke table = no emotions. he is like ragebaby
2017-07-24 20:35
Waylander still has hope on shitside lul Blade is a mastermind but cant frag Zeus is a mastermind and can frag Look at Homesent playing 4v5 all the time, similar case for shitside
2017-07-24 21:14
Blade is a braindead but cant frag* Zeus is a GOD and can frag*
2017-07-24 22:23
2017-07-24 22:30
Russia Itz Nuthin 
so much hate in comments. cz F3 not 0-3 pick em challange.
2017-07-24 21:17
gl waylander
2017-07-24 21:19
Europe kasoskyKAPPA 
VP v2
2017-07-24 21:40
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
waylander is shit imo.
2017-07-24 21:48
So many teams wanna come back strong after break. Where's the deal?
2017-07-24 21:51
Australia Raychippy5 
2017-07-25 05:24
nice waylander! lul
2017-07-24 22:13
Uhm no you are not? You were always shit and suddenly after a break you will come back better? LOL f3 = tier 2 forever
2017-07-24 22:20
Not with B1ad3 mate...
2017-07-24 22:29
Waylander 2nd best fragger in flipsid3. Carried them in important games at the major. Pulled of an ace an sick clutch. Fucking legend
2017-07-24 22:54
He only had few good games in a year lol. Rest of the time about 0.9kd
2017-07-25 10:34
Vaclander, only good finnnish cs player except JoelZ
2017-07-24 23:00
Russia AyvaN 
nt sunny zehN >>>> botLANder
2017-07-25 08:11
lol quit that throwshitside and maybe u be more stronger.
2017-07-24 23:52
-b1ad3 +seized and markeloff with awp like in 1.6 = ez for f3
2017-07-25 00:30
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
seized is worst IGL ever
2017-07-25 08:23
nex | 
Germany Vikernes 
Yeah, they only have chances cuz of tactics. -blad3 +seized would give shitsid3 the last bullet lul
2017-07-25 12:06
United States enZomniac 
Izi bet on SS v F3
2017-07-25 06:48
allu | 
Finland typokeke 
Blade to Navi, Angel to Flipside and 1 team around Starix. No changes for Gambit.
2017-07-25 10:26
Malaysia phyzell 
a break is a vacation. You can get healed from that but won't get stronger because of that. Get a backup player and the weakest player gets the bench.
2017-07-25 10:27
Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
sure xdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
2017-07-25 11:49
ofc u ll
2017-07-25 12:03
he played one good match and everyone says HE IS PRO. Tier 10 ... its obv
2017-07-25 12:51
France Dov 
More like see u later on the next major
2017-07-25 14:38
Nice joke xd
2017-07-25 15:27
Ok see you in 6 months Waylander, as your team won't do shit in between majors as always
2017-07-25 15:54
why do they have to? who cares about shitty events outside of major it's not 2015. those events are shit and irrelevant now. even pro teams are starting to cut them from their schedules to focus themselves now
2017-07-25 18:01
haHAA too many bitches still salty when F3 knocked out their teams in groups every major.
2017-07-25 18:03
haha. his real meaning is : WE'RE GOING TO COME BACK STRONGER after play "players' unknown battle ground". we already have stickers income, so what? XD
2017-07-26 20:53
Finland ginbay 
Already did the brake? You doing good :)
2017-07-26 20:56
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