flusha: "[After Kiev] we took a break from each other and tried to get our individual skill on top"

After fnatic made playoffs with a win over G2 earlier today, we caught up with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist to find out what had gone wrong at StarSeries last week and what the team did to get back in shape.

fnatic have picked up two wins in Poland so far, defeating Heroic in the first round before taking down G2 2-1, grabbing relatively comfortable wins on Mirage and Cobblestone. The Swedes now have FaZe ahead of them in Group B's upper bracket final to decide who will advance to semi-finals and who will be left with a quarter-final spot.

fnatic aren't very confident against FaZe, who have mostly dominated the matchup in the past

We interviewed Robin "flusha" Rönnquist and went back to StarSeries, where fnatic suffered a quick death following a 0-3 record in the best-of-three Swiss format, and found out what the team did to regain their form in between the two tournaments. We naturally also asked him about the upcoming match against FaZe, who have so far dominated the matchup, and their chances later on in playoffs.

First things first, we have to go back to StarSeries. I don't think anyone expected you to go 0-3, what went wrong?

I myself don't even know what happened at Starladder, we lost to some lower-tier teams and it felt like we weren't really there individually. Even though our teamplay and synergy wasn't on top either, we weren't even hitting shots, so it was like an all-time low for us in both regards. That's basically what happened at Starladder, it demotivated us a lot, but we came here to try to show our real level and we've done that so far.

Was there anything special you did after StarSeries, considering you had a lot more time than most of the other teams moving from Kiev to Poland?

Honestly, we didn't practice with the team at all, we took a break from each other, everyone played mostly FPL and Swedish Pro League and matchmaking or whatever, so we took a break from each other and tried to get our individual skill on top.

Is that the only thing you felt like you had to fix, seeing as it seems to be working here?

It was some small things as well, remaining calm and listening to each other better, try to help each other more, stuff like that. But I think we realized that, we fixed that and we're showing it right now.

After the quick Cache loss, it was quite clear you were favored on Mirage, but Cobblestone seemed surprisingly comfortable for you after that 2-5 point despite it being one of G2's best maps, could you shed some light on that?

Maybe it's their best map as well, but we really like it - or, our team as a whole, we're really good on it, but our players don't like the map. We have really good results on it, I think we're 7-1 now, we only lost to Renegades at Starladder, so we feel really comfortable on that. We know they're strong on it, but as long as we play our Cobble we're going to win.

Although you've already made it to playoffs, you still have the upper bracket final against FaZe left which will decide the semi-finalist, how are your chances in that matchup?

It's tough, of course, their individual skill is unmatchable right now. We're going to see how it is, either we come in on a hot day and have a chance of winning or we'll come in on a bad day and maybe not show ourselves so much, as we've done all the time we've played against them on LAN, except for the Inferno match.

Like I mentioned, you've already made it to the arena no matter what happens tomorrow, how are you feeling about that and your chances in the playoffs when you get there?

Honestly, we're just hoping for a good draw in the playoffs, because all the time we're playing SK or FaZe, so hopefully we get some other team except for them. We're confident against all the teams except for SK and FaZe.

Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
#1
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
Cool, imo Fnatic can take this Throphy home, I called it 2 weeks ago, and calling it now again
2018-02-28 20:29
#4
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
seems like it worked... or not?
2018-02-28 20:29
#9
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
Yes
2018-02-28 20:30
#23
Brollan | 
Netherlands djorro 
+1
2018-02-28 20:43
I'm calling you're delusional.
2018-03-01 05:59
flusha go and be my best friend I'll never take a break from you baby
2018-02-28 20:29
+1
2018-02-28 22:20
Good
2018-02-28 20:28
cool
2018-02-28 20:29
#6
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Spain Alex_GV 
ok
2018-02-28 20:29
#7
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Sweden godname 
u guyz sucks, ez with aimlock
2018-02-28 20:29
triggered
2018-02-28 21:02
#8
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Greece knk74 
Fucking slow phone
2018-02-28 20:29
#10
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Denmark fm100 
smartly done tbh
2018-02-28 20:30
Nice to hear señor vac
2018-02-28 20:31
#12
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Brazil iamXPRT 
Super nice, Flusho
2018-02-28 20:31
#13
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Malaysia byaIi 
flusha top1
2018-02-28 20:31
players like f0rest needs to get more respect from this community this guy is legend/god of this cs general , Man made history dont forget , The best player of all time.
2018-02-28 20:31
agreed players like f0rest needs to get more respect from this community this guy is legend/god of this cs general , Man made history dont forget , The best player of all time.
2018-02-28 20:31
#18
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
Agree players like f0rest needs to get more respect from this community this guy is legend/god of this cs general , Man made history dont forget , The best player of all time.
2018-02-28 20:37
players like f0rest needs to get more respect from this community this guy is legend/god of this cs general , Man made history dont forget , The best player of all time.
2018-02-28 20:37
agreeed players like f0rest needs to get more respect from this community this guy is legend/god of this cs general , Man made history dont forget , The best player of all time.
2018-02-28 20:37
agreed players like Maikelele needs to get more respect from this community this guy is legend/god of this cs general , Man made history dont forget , The best player of all time.
2018-03-01 11:58
Ez for Señor VAC
2018-02-28 20:32
It worked so nice... i guess
2018-02-28 20:35
#21
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Denmark Xipingu 
Thank you Senor Vac. Get confident vs SK and FaZe, because you'll not win if you are afraid of those teams.
2018-02-28 20:38
#22
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Pakistan perth 
nice sir vac win this tourney!
2018-02-28 20:43
#24
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Sweden Velocityyy 
Lets gooo #AlwaysFnatic #FNCWIN
2018-02-28 20:44
#25
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Brazil Collee 
training on FPL lul
2018-02-28 20:56
#26
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
krimz looks to be approaching beast mode and lekro is legit too. Hope we can see fnatic at the top again.
2018-02-28 20:58
#28
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Let's fucking go!
2018-02-28 21:07
no toggel no win JWGOD : privat activated flushamad : privat activated JWonderpig caan't get one kill with awp : privat desactivated flushaAFK cl_LANBRAIN 0 : privat desactivated
2018-02-28 21:20
#30
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Germany jnsCsgo 
what .. the actual fak
2018-02-28 22:10
IQ NEEDED TO UNDERSTAND THIS IS ABOVE THE 3 NUMBERS
2018-02-28 22:11
#34
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Netherlands Deji 
flushahmad
2018-02-28 23:14
#33
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Netherlands Deji 
nt cheater
2018-02-28 23:13
"My 16 frags and 110 h did help , cya"
2018-03-01 02:42
#36
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Brazil stewArt1 
just disband
2018-03-01 03:26
What a ioke player...cant even hide his aimlock and still lying around
2018-03-01 08:40
Nomad, more like supermad...
2018-03-01 10:22
#39
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
Every time when i see flusha i wanna hug him like a big bear
2018-03-01 10:11
#47
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Lithuania c0mmandCS 
gay. Sorry
2018-03-02 10:11
#48
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
accepted
2018-03-02 13:33
He's been humbled, it seems.
2018-03-01 11:12
Scared of faze and Sk, you fuxking pussy flusha, man up boiiiiiii.
2018-03-01 17:20
#49
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Other Noobskills 
Ez for señor vac
2018-03-02 16:11
.....back to cheating..
2018-03-03 15:07
CRY IS FREE
2018-03-05 04:30
TRUTH HURTS!
2018-03-05 06:32
CRY IS FREE #FNATICWIN #SENORVACISBACK
2018-03-05 16:50
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