queztone: "[Our result] was a little disappointing, but we still have a lot to do"

We sat down with Richard "queztone" Strnátko to see what he makes of eXtatus' showing at V4 Future Sports Festival, where the Czech-Slovakian team finished in 5th-6th place.

eXtatus ended groups with two wins and four losses, splitting maps with x-kom and Virtus.pro and losing two close affairs to mousesports at the end of day one, which sent them home in 5th-6th place.

Although eXtatus wanted to make it out of groups, queztone rates their showing positively

We caught up with the team's in-game leader, Richard "queztone" Strnátko, on the final day of the tournament and asked him about their experience in Hungary, as well as the state of the local scene.

How would you rate your showing at the tournament? Did you at least expect to make it out of groups?

I'd rate it positively since we weren't the favorites of the tournament, we'll have to wait for that. We really wanted to make it out of groups, but what can you do. I think if there were BO3s it would have turned out differently, but that's just my theory.

It was definitely a little disappointing, but we still have a lot to do, we're a young team. The good thing is that we were able to play very close games, and now I know we're close to making it to the top of the CS scene.

All of your losses were quite close, which ones do you regret most and why?

We mainly regret the loss to x-kom [on Mirage], we should have closed it out, we need to play more calmly in the future.

What did you take away from the tournament? What were you missing to make it further?

We got some more experience, I think every loss gives you something, you can learn from each loss. We played badly individually in some matches, it would have looked differently if we all put up numbers in each game, but you can't do anything about that, I think in the future it'll be better and better.

What do you have in the nearest future? Have you set any specific goals for the next few months?

We've got the online HellCase cup in the next few months, I think, and possibly some local qualifier. Our goal is to progress further and further in the HLTV ranking.

The current MDL season didn't go well for you after eLiVe replaced frozen due to the new age restrictions in the league - what do you make of the rule?

Well, we had to accept the change in rules as it is, we didn't sweat it. eLiVe played with us, we thank him for that, otherwise I wouldn't sweat it. It was just too bad that we didn't have the time to practice with him, that's all.

While most of the local scene is going through big changes, eXtatus have kept the same lineup for over a year. How do you see the current state of the CZ/SK scene, and the fact that few teams can stick together?

The state of our scene is that people can't create normal teams and play together, one guy can't play with another and it's a never-ending story. Another thing is that there are very few organizations that can provide support.

Slovakia Richard 'queztone' Strnátko
Richard 'queztone' Strnátko
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Latvia Ricix 
:O edit: eXtatus, let frozen go to school
2018-03-25 12:44
Yeah they probably would've beaten FaZe too
2018-03-25 12:42
he will mayby get home scholl, so he can practice with team every time...
2018-03-25 12:51
Poland Astoner55 
Well, ok
2018-03-25 12:41
Hungary bencee74 
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Macau fivemorning 
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Portugal rafaelpaisgk1 
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Indonesia BrokenClocks 
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Slovakia veeellys 
tier 6
2018-03-25 13:56
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flusha | 
Czech Republic screwy1 
Striker is czech, so interview was in CZ/SK language you magyuar retardino
2018-03-25 21:23
France StickyRice 
Another one delusional thinking things would have gone better on BO3 when his team played 3BO2 aka 6 maps ...
2018-03-25 16:39
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Czech Republic Roudnas 
They would've beaten xcom 4sure in BO3. Maybe even VP with their map pool. Yeah, things would go differently.
2018-03-26 08:41
Hungary sprayK1NG 
2018-03-26 18:11
First professional cz/sk csgo team. Something that will never exist in Hungarian cs :))))
2018-03-27 02:48
Hungary sprayK1NG 
GameAgents(bots): 4pt Who? "proffessional cz/sk csgo team": 4pt defenetly professional, mainly when he sucks and barelly beats me (16-12/14) and my lem friends at non pro lan bcos. now wake up
2018-03-27 14:50
Yo, first of all, learn English you douche - it is spelled definitely secondly - look at the ranking thirdly, cz/sk cs is pretty good, besides extatus we got guardian, styko, oskar (cz). Does your Hungary have players in pro team ? No Last but not least, Hungary has enough problems such as that fool Orban or the poverty in Hungary so you do not have to bother with cs when you obviously have bigger problems there :))) Pls reply after you learn English so I will understand everything
2018-03-29 04:40
budget stanislaw
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United Kingdom Xradas185 
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