suNny: "It's a different mindset against Vega; you have to be ready for anything"

On day three of the ELEAGUE Major, Miikka "suNny" Kemppi talked mousesports' journey so far in Atlanta and discussed the advantage of the teams who went through the Main Qualifier last week.

The European mixture began their journey at the Major with a 16-2 win against Astralis on Cache, a map mousesports had rarely played offline. On day two, they fell to SK following a narrow Mirage before getting one step closer to the playoffs with a 16-3 win over Vega Squadron on Mirage earlier today.

suNny discussed mousesports' showing at the Major thus far

In our next interview from the Major, Miikka "suNny" Kemppi discussed the aforementioned matches and the advantage of Main Qualifier teams that had the chance to warm up and get used to the tournament setup.

You started off with a massive win over Astralis here at the Major, considering Cache was never a map you played often, was it something you didn't want to show at the Main Qualifier, a pocket pick?

We agreed with the team that we won't talk about our veto in interviews, but Cache is a map that no one knows anything about what we are doing and we feel very comfortable on it. Also it depends on the matchup, but against Astralis we kind of knew that it would go to Cache, we knew they would leave it in the pool and we were ready to play it against them.

We knew what to expect, like these two-man pushes and stuff like this, so we punished them really hard on that. If you analyzed our match against them, every time when they pushed something we had the right read and we just punished them and then we just went for the trade game afterwards. It worked for us and it felt that we were hitting our shots more than them, so we were really confident.

In terms of preparation, was it at all a problem that they switched up roles between dupreeh and device?

To be honest, on Cache it doesn't even matter that much, because you can AWP basically everywhere on the map, especially on the CT side. We started T and we got 13 rounds, we basically just prepared ourselves and didn't antistrat too much, which we always do, we don't trust too much that things work like that and we always focus on ourselves. That didn't change anything.

The situation was somewhat similar against SK, they came in with a stand-in so preparation wasn't even much of an option, tell me how you approached that and what mindset you had going into the match.

They've been on the top for two years already, so everyone knows how they play. They don't win matches because they have new stuff, they win matches because of experience and they have really good clutchers. Against them, I felt that we had the game in our hands, we lost both pistols and we got 12 rounds and at least in three clutch rounds we just had unreal miscommunication, which we normally don't do, and that might be that we weren't ready to win against the best team yet.

But personally for me, that match was really good even though we lost, I learned many new things about myself and I think that match was kind of a needed loss for our team, like a wake-up call. We were more upset when we lost against Space Soldiers than SK, because we knew that if we fix these silly mistakes that we did there, we would one day be at the top.

Going into Vega squadron, I'm sure you were familiar with their playstyle, were you just well prepared for what they had in store?

To be honest, no, we didn't go through a lot of things against them. We have played them a lot in practice and online and I personally played against them a lot when I was still in PENTA, so we know what's in front of us and it was just a different mindset when we played against them. We're more aware of everything, which is kind of random, and I still feel that they tried to play too much "real Counter-Strike" against us, because they didn't do these famous Vega rushes or anything.

It was easy to read what they were doing, every time when they went mid, for example, there were always three or four guys shooting and one was making noise in B or A apps. It was just a different matchup and I'd say it's not like about preparation against them, it's just about the mental part, you have to be ready for everything.

You need just one more win to go through to the playoffs now, what is going to get you there, does it depend on the matchup, the map...?

Obviously it's about the matchup as well, I'm not saying this arrogantly, but of course if you play against QB Fire, you expect an easier matchup than Na`Vi. We'll just prepare for the next match like we did thus far, we just try to make our own game plan and not focus too much on antistratting. I think we can do it.

Most Legends had quite a rough start into the tournament, perhaps being a little rusty, are you glad that you had to go through the Main Qualifier in that sense, being able to get used to the setup here and warm up?

I think the reason why the last Major's Legends were a bit rusty on the first day is because of the monitors. Almost every tournament has BenQ ones, the difference is not that big, but for me at least, I had to change my position a little bit, because the stand of the monitor is much bigger. I'm not sure how it is with other players, but it's definitely that the qualifier teams already got used to this, the different timezone, and these PCs.

Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1041
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
ezpz
2018-01-21 17:57
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Playoffs inc
2018-01-21 17:57
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Finland perkelemeister 
God
2018-01-21 17:57
suNnygod GODSKAR GodJ monsteropz and <3 STYKO
2018-01-21 21:27
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Slovakia bombmeister 
<3 STYKO ...this guy deserves more respect, he is amazing support...one of the best....
2018-01-21 22:48
Great support yes, still making some mistakes but he is fitting in better every game, mouz are growing to be a real top5 team late 2018
2018-01-22 00:24
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Slovakia bombmeister 
+1 im looking forward on it...mouz are my second and last fav team
2018-01-22 00:31
U are completely right
2018-01-22 07:56
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Faroe Islands 4mon 
yes
2018-01-21 17:57
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Denmark JustYes 
yes
2018-01-21 17:57
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Germany SehrNetterKerl 
ezzz
2018-01-21 17:57
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Turkey Anatoray 
go mouse
2018-01-21 17:57
jynttä
2018-01-21 17:57
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Belgium KYC 
SO EASY FOR MOUZ MAJOR CHAMPIONS
2018-01-21 17:57
vega play like silvers with tier 1 aim So unpredictable
2018-01-21 17:58
Yeah but it works
2018-01-21 22:46
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Germany cartii 
GOD SUNNY
2018-01-21 17:59
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Europe kaio4301 
God Carti! PogChamp!!!!!°°°°
2018-01-21 18:18
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Germany cartii 
xd yoyo kai <3
2018-01-21 18:20
i personally think mouz is going to become top4, their map pool is very strong atm, nuke cobble mirage cache, and their pretty good on inferno asswel.
2018-01-21 18:01
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Europe tweekzter 
They can also play train well and even played some overpass lately. It is just such a huge advantage if a team does not have to perma ban a map (nuke) because they are too lazy to practise it.
2018-01-22 12:13
Ready for anything because if Vega dont know what they are gonna do how the fuck are you going to
2018-01-21 18:04
God
2018-01-21 18:05
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India as_7 
Looks like Vega werent ready for everything XD
2018-01-21 18:09
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
'journey so far in Atlanta'.. It's in Boston
2018-01-21 18:18
This stage of the Major - The New Legends - is still played in Atlanta.
2018-01-21 19:17
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
Had a feeling something like that was the case.. Weird it's called Boston Major then.
2018-01-21 20:13
The "actual" major is played in Boston with the Top 8 of this stage attending. Though I understand it may be confusing due to the changes Valve made, hltv.org/news/22269/valve-revamps-major-..
2018-01-21 20:26
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
Thanks
2018-01-21 20:29
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Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget 
differend
2018-01-21 19:17
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Aleksib | 
Europe samje 
sunny always gives very interesting insight in his interviews, not like most pros who just repeat the same boring shit every time. Hyvä!
2018-01-21 21:16
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Germany ka10 
yeah seems to be a nice guy. looks always stoned and relaxed. and an amazing player of course.
2018-01-21 21:54
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Europe tweekzter 
Same like in football. Where nearly everyone is briefed by the management to not make mistakes. It is nice to have someone talking openly.
2018-01-22 12:16
I still feel that they tried to play too much "real Counter-Strike" against us, because they didn't do these famous Vega rushes or anything. sunny the realest niqqa
2018-01-21 22:09
Sunny spoke???????
2018-01-21 22:46
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Other Gala0 
He looks like the kind of guy that would suck the tranny's dick while everybody was banging
2018-01-21 23:21
yea because they play like silvers
2018-01-22 04:06
You need just one more win to go through to the playoffs now, what is going to get you there, does it depend on the matchup, the map...? Obviously it's about the matchup as well, I'm not saying this arrogantly, but of course if you play against QB Fire, you expect an easier matchup than Na`Vi. We'll just prepare for the next match like we did thus far, we just try to make our own game plan and not focus too much on antistratting. I think we can do it.
2018-01-22 18:21
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Brazil Collee 
he meant QBF
2018-01-22 18:48
i arent think that
2018-01-22 18:49
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