HUNDEN: "Last two years were pretty rough for me"

Our next interview from ROG Masters EMEA Finals is with Danish veteran Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen, with whom we sat down following his team's elimination.

Nicolai "⁠HUNDEN⁠" Petersen's new team were sent packing after playing just two maps against mousesports, who picked up 16-10 and 16-5 victories on Cobblestone and Train, respectively.

HUNDEN has been enjoying his time in Germany

After the match, we sat down with the 26-year-old and quizzed him on his experience with ALTERNATE aTTaX so far, their ingame communication, and the current state of the Danish and the German scenes.

What were your expectations coming into this tournament?

It was a rough start, we got mousesports in the first match. We have been working a lot lately on our strats and on how we want to play the game. But yet again, we were playing against mousesports, a top 20 team in the world. Although it was hard, I think we proved a lot, especially on the first map. But then again, yes, it was hard but I think that we got a good result, although Train was a bit off.

How have you been practicing lately?

We have been playing for around three weeks now. None of us has ever tried to play in English before, so it is pretty rough. In the beginning, we were losing a lot, I think we have only one victory on HLTV right now. And I also think that our practice is going well, but we just need that extra thing to get some victories.

What are your thoughts on this new experience? ?

The team is really awesome, and so is the management behind it, I really like to be here. The English communication is just a smaller problem.

Do you think your communication issues can be fixed?

I think we can improve our communication a lot. This week, we worked a lot on that, it is still a big problem in some crucial rounds, but I think that we are learning fast. We really want to learn how to play in English, and this is just the beginning for our team.

Do you consider that these issues influenced your result on Train?

Not really, we did some stupid mistakes, but I do not think it was down to our communication. We just forgot how to play as a team during a big part of the game, I do not think that English was the main problem in that match.

You have played a key role in the development of many Danish players. Coming into a German team, are you aiming to do the same? 

Of course that I want to find some new talents, and I think that we have some on our team – Lukas "⁠ecfN⁠" Kauer, for example, he is a new guy in the scene. I want to play with young talents, I want to show them how to play, how I want to play the game, and develop new talents who can go on to join even bigger teams. But we will also be a bigger team further down the road, I think.

When you joined ALTERNATE aTTaX, in your statement you seemed a bit frustrated with the Danish scene. Can you talk about that?

Yes, I think the last two years were pretty rough for me. After I left SK in 2015, I created default, and SK picked up some of my best players, such as k0nfig. Afterwards, I saw gla1ve join Heroic, then on Tricked I also saw es3tag be picked up by Heroic… This story is pretty rough for me. Every time that we reached a higher level, beating teams such as Heroic – I think we beat them two times –, all my best players would be picked up by Heroic or some other organisation.

Does that mean that if you were to to face a Danish team, your desire to win would increase?

I think I have some new rivalries here in Germany. We want to beat EURONICS, we want to beat BIG as well. This is because my teammates really want to beat them, and they don't feel the same when we are playing against Danish teams, although we haven't played against many Danes.

We recently lost against North Academy with b0RUP, my old teammate. It was a bit rough for me, but it was not that rough because here, on ALTERNATE aTTaX, our main goal is to beat the German teams, not the Danish squads, so that is also my own goal.

What do you think of the German scene?

I have not played many matches against German teams yet, but I think that it is improving. The level in ESL Meisterschaft is getting higher and higher, they have some good teams in there – like EURONICS and DIVIZON –, and, although all of these teams are good on paper, I am not sure of how good they are when playing matches.

Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
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Germany Lukas 'ecfN' Kauer
Lukas 'ecfN' Kauer
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Armenia cGev
The goddamn elephant
2017-10-14 17:59
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Europe obvious
2017-10-14 18:00
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World zebra_man3
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France phenal
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Russia AyvaN
2017-10-14 17:59
LUq | 
Poland dnbk1ng
2017-10-14 17:59
no chance for BOT Hunden
2017-10-14 17:59
aww man :/
2017-10-14 17:59
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0.82 Rating past 3 months wtf xDDDD
2017-10-14 17:59
1 reply
Well guy improved himself, what is so funny
2017-10-15 14:17
United States allnewluke
2017-10-14 17:59
2017-10-14 18:00
what a fucking legend.
2017-10-14 18:02
Sweden ph0zyyy
2017-10-14 18:03
Sweden 4Sweeeden
Last 2 years? Your whole career tbh.
2017-10-14 18:03
3 replies
Europe KappaKaako
kys he trained some of danelands best talents
2017-10-14 21:41
2 replies
he is from sweden so he doesnt like danish people at all
2017-10-15 10:22
1 reply
He's danish, but don't let that ruin your ignorance
2017-10-15 10:51
Japan jia
2017-10-14 18:04
stop stealing lord hunden's players fuckers
2017-10-14 18:12
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United Kingdom sawdust
2017-10-14 18:17
communication issues, wtf? Just speak f english, b spot, rush cyka blyat etc. Just look at FaZe, no exuses please.
2017-10-14 18:29
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Cyka blyat is English
2017-10-14 21:54
Ukraine Fentazi
Yra pidor
2017-10-14 18:31
1 reply
Denmark beastd
cyka blyat?
2017-10-14 18:34
2017-10-14 18:36
Yeah sure, getting paid for playing even when ur trash lul
2017-10-14 18:48
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Brazil cadek
2017-10-14 18:59
Germany ConAction
didnt expect so much Faith and promise in his Team, really surprised because their results were really poor
2017-10-14 19:26
Most underrated player of 2017.
2017-10-14 19:36
Your team is shit and you're even shittier.
2017-10-14 19:48
Canada TwistZzZz
someone tell hunden to stop wasting his life playing this game
2017-10-14 20:01
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Brazil hugoooo
He get easy money being bad at his job. A job that is easy compared to 99% of the other jobs. The only efforts needed are, being able to sit on a chair in front of a computer for hours per day to train, and travel to other countries for free to compete once in a while. What a terrible way to live. Poor HUNDEN.
2017-10-14 22:39
not so ez 4 GODHUNDEN
2017-10-14 20:01
GOD HUNDEN just saving strats for major qualifier
2017-10-14 20:14
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German cs top 1 again THANK MR HUNDEN
2017-10-14 20:50
France Vipair
GOD HUNDEN gonna wreck the whole house
2017-10-14 20:23
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Denmark Menterx
2017-10-14 20:38
Hunden for president.
2017-10-14 20:40
Denmark Xipingu
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2017-10-14 21:53
BibleThump GOD HUNDEN forms the best players and they all leave him :(((
2017-10-14 21:53
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Pakistan perth
Reminds me of OCEAN from NA lol Stewie2k Twistzz Elige autimatic All those players sorta 'became known' when they played with him. FeelsBadMan KKona
2017-10-15 10:29
2017-10-14 22:31
GUARDIAN brother ? :D
2017-10-14 23:22
Walking meme
2017-10-14 23:38
The man under the memes.
2017-10-15 00:15
Rough rough rough rough rough rough
2017-10-15 00:15
Vot vi dibili, ahah, god hunden
2017-10-15 05:49
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KK | 
Denmark s0denone
HUNDEN is the Javale McGee of CS:GO.
2017-10-15 13:12
1 reply
LMAO, great reference.
2017-10-16 11:20
Portugal anomelyxd
2017-10-15 13:56
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