mixwell: "Feels like you are in a war you should never be a part of"

We managed to sit down with Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas, who opened up about the communication and atmosphere in G2.

The French team didn't have a great LAN debut with their Spanish addition, crashing out in groups at DreamHack Masters Marseille. The Frenchmen got another chance to play on LAN shortly after, coming into IEM Sydney as a replacement for Natus Vincere.

mixwell feels that the situation surrounding G2 doesn't make for a great trial period

G2 ended up losing out to MOUZ in the last match of the group stage, finishing 7-8th, which Oscar "⁠mixwell⁠" Cañellas admits isn't a satisfying result.

You came to this event as a replacement that was last-minute, did that make it feel like you didn't have the time to get ready as you usually would for an event?

We didn't prepare at all, it was literally last minute, we knew we were coming just one day before, we took the flight so we didn't have time to prepare at all. I don't know if the other teams prepared against us, but I think it was a good opportunity for us to show how good we were because in Marseille, in my opinion, we didn't play our best and we should've won against Cloud9. Against EnVyUs we were just demolished after the game. So we took this opportunity to improve.

In Marseille, one of the issues was that the T-side looked poor. Do you think that improved in the meanwhile and with what you showed here?

I think that tactically we are good, we have a good map pool as well. I think that communication is what lacks the most. There are some issues in terms of how to play the game. I would say that that apEX is the star of the team, he has the star role and does whatever he wants, then there is kennyS AWPing as well, going for peeks, and then the others are just filling the gaps that are left. It's a new experience for me at least, the communication in French is not as fluent as in English and Spanish, I'm still learning, that's the biggest issue of the team I would say.

You mentioned the roles, you seem to be lurking on some maps, is that something you are comfortable doing in general, is that something you find is your strong suit?

I think that it's not it's my strongest part, I think I can do everything in the game, but I'd like to be more active, that was what I was doing before. I was taking risks, being proactive, now I have to be much more passive, be a control player that can never do a mistake. It's been a learning experience overall, language, teammate-wise and in-game.

About the communication, you are speaking in English while they are talking in French at the same time. Does that lead to mistakes, how does that work in-game? Callouts I guess are still all French?

I speak English because I can't think in French still, I used to think in English when I was in OpTic so it was fast. When you have to talk in French you have to really think about it, those seconds that you lose are truly important. So I speak English and all of them speak French all the time. I understand them perfectly and of course, the best thing would be me speaking in French, but we just wanted good results fast and we didn't have time to wait for me.

Is there a lot of pressure playing in this team? It's the best French team, big names are in it, you mentioned the stars kennyS in apEX who are also pretty emotional guys. So both the expectations from the outside and from within the team, is there a lot of pressure on you to perform right now?

I would say that there is a lot of pressure from the outside, but I'm used to it. I think I felt the pressure at the first event, against Cloud9, I felt it in some situations I would normally never lose. But not anymore. I just understood what I have to do, where my place is in this team.

It's a pretty weird situation for me, in my opinion, this is not a good environment for a trial because there are other projects going on as well, there are people who are not truly, 100%, sure about what they want to do. It just feels like you are in a war that you should never be a part of. For me, it's just a hard situation, honestly.

How do you rate the performance you had as a team, overall?

I think, performance wise, a good tournament would be winning against fnatic and going to the playoffs, I think this is a failure. We had the game against fnatic, it was 14-13, and we just changed some things that we shouldn't and we ended up losing it. I think just getting out of groups would be a good performance, but we didn't accomplish that.

You picked Dust2 here twice, so I guess that's a map you put a fair amount of time in. So how is that been going, what is the feeling about Dust2 for you guys now?

As far as I know, we came to the tournament and we looked at Dust2 just two hours in the server, we played one practice, we didn't have too much on it. We just knew every smoke, basic things, and we played like we used to play Dust2 before. They said that it was one of their best maps so we just played it, it went well the first time and bad the second time.

I just wanted to ask if apEX calling on Mirage is still a thing, now that NBK is leading?

No, NBK calls on Mirage, apEX just reminds people what they have to do. And apEX calls every pistol round on the team, that's what he does.

Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
577
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
mixwell is cool but have you ever seen device?
2018-05-05 15:32
16 replies
#3
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United Kingdom Tendies
french scene unstable unfortunately
2018-05-05 15:33
13 replies
obviously its unstable if u swap around the same 10 players for 10 years straight already. they probably hate eachother and only play together for the skrilla
2018-05-05 16:14
12 replies
yes too much player hate eachothers but play together just because no choice no other players can remplace them, but the shox smithzz ex6tenz kennys and one more project will not be like that that's why they want to create it
2018-05-05 16:57
11 replies
ye but that will also fall apart if they go out in 3 lans during groupstage.
2018-05-05 17:41
3 replies
shox and happy can bring a title with a well constructed team
2018-05-05 19:58
2 replies
no happy is not going to come back to the top ever don't be naive
2018-05-06 00:26
1 reply
i think happy deserves a chance in an international team.
2018-05-06 07:01
Amanek, duvodek, ScreaM, shox ?
2018-05-05 18:57
5 replies
#110
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France Astyx
Shox Smithzz and ex6 are sure they wait to see if kennyS stays in G2 roster and they are still looking for the fifth
2018-05-06 01:43
4 replies
id say shox, smithz, ex6, scream, kennys. nbk, mixwell(takes the awp role), boddy, apex, happy(taking the igl role,( this team needs an experienced igl, not nbkaka)/or keep nbkaka as igl and bring in rpk.
2018-05-06 07:04
3 replies
ScreaM shox kennyS apEx RpK would be the best french speaking team they can swap RpK for mixwell and they will do some crazzy shit but NBK should be deleted from the scene
2018-05-06 17:08
1 reply
i dont think so, there is not 1 igl in that roster, shox doesnt wana be igl anymore, he needs to be unleashed. ex6 can igl or happy, majer, best french igls
2018-05-10 03:24
+1
2018-05-10 03:32
yes that was also the idea behind supermeme
2018-05-05 21:13
Device bot magisk GOD
2018-05-05 15:33
Farewell mixwell
2018-05-05 15:35
Mixwell is only gud play3r in csgo
2018-05-05 15:33
Disband G2
2018-05-05 15:32
1 reply
obviously
2018-05-05 16:58
#5
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Poland KasPro
Ooga Booga
2018-05-05 15:32
expected french shuffle inc
2018-05-05 15:33
G2 4HEAD
2018-05-05 15:33
What
2018-05-05 15:33
Rip
2018-05-05 15:33
#10
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Denmark JustYes
godwell
2018-05-05 15:33
expected
2018-05-05 15:35
#17
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United Kingdom kanezz
envy > g2 atm
2018-05-05 15:36
they r shit
2018-05-05 15:41
#20
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France StickyRice
Go GODwell, keep believing. kenny needs to give 100% to this project, and step up, he cannot think about shox's project, otherwise current G2 will 100% fail without a strong kenny
2018-05-05 15:44
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#22
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Spain Hola)
+1
2018-05-05 15:51
6 replies
#23
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France StickyRice
The problem is for sure coming from kenny. apEX and NBK have to prove things, and that they still belong to the top of french scene, bodyy of course is disappointing but it has been the case for lots of months now. kenny is too emotional and can't always perform under pressure, so if he is doubting in this project, he won't play well, and the team will for sure fail.
2018-05-05 15:53
5 replies
#28
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Netherlands Xenoo
Which will lead to him saying the project has failed even though he might be playing a big role in that. It's a really shit situation for everyone especially for mixwell. Hopefully shit gets resolved and mixwell gets saved one way or another.
2018-05-05 16:02
4 replies
#39
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France StickyRice
Yeah, a guy like kenny who is such highly considered in the french scene can bounce back, and him being ensured of having another strong team can be detrimental to current G2. mixwell deserves to get a good experience on G2, at least have his chance to prove his worth, NBK and apEX are motivated and it might be their last chance in the foreseeable future in the best french team, and bodyy has to show things, otherwise it's road back to NV or even LDLC for him (still think he would get to the third - not sure about the second - french project especially when amanek and devoduvek will come back to french scene, ZywOo should get to it, mixwell is another contender, so yeah i'm not sure bodyy would get a spot in the "considered second best" french project after G2).
2018-05-05 16:13
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#43
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Netherlands Xenoo
Just hope this doesn't drag out for too long. Although I'm a fan of a little bit of drama and BTS stuff and roster changes too, I don't like this uncertainty. Especially cause I would like to see mixwell succeed again.
2018-05-05 16:22
2 replies
G2's fault for expecting someone who can't speak french fluently to join their team. Mixwell basically just admitted that this is a shit situation for him. I expect him to join fox's new team within the coming months. The best thing for G2 right now would be to cut mixwell and NBK for amanek and devoduvek. apex, kennys, boddy, amanek, devoduvek. if apex and kenny don't trust in boddy, replace him
2018-05-05 16:58
1 reply
Hiring mixwell was a stupid move to begin with. Same as Stewie in SK. Can't communicate fluently and that alone brings tons of the problems they certainly don't need atm on the table.. I'm pretty him being a spaniard like Ocelote played a role too. They should have bought up some french up and coming talent..
2018-05-05 18:22
poor mixwell playing with dumbass unprofesionnal cry babies
2018-05-05 15:44
3 replies
+1
2018-05-05 17:10
Lmao says SK fan
2018-05-05 17:26
sk losing against tier 7 teams lmao
2018-05-06 11:16
Chutia Dude u r playing a shit game no one gives a fuck to why use such big words lol Cunt thinks he is some big star in athletics
2018-05-05 15:55
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#27
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Israel uffiez
big words????
2018-05-05 16:02
3 replies
War and all xd
2018-05-05 16:03
2 replies
Ye maa ka bhosada Bhai bhai bhai
2018-05-05 16:05
1 reply
Xd
2018-05-05 16:06
At least learn to respect a guy who plays a million times better than you. Stop being a dickhead.
2018-05-05 16:04
6 replies
Yea ur right he is better than me coz I chose a career in technical field and he chose to be a gamer Also I didnt question his talent but his choice of words So there's a difference
2018-05-05 16:05
4 replies
what is his fault? if you chose so called "Techincal field"?
2018-05-05 19:39
3 replies
I don't think u understand what i wrote up there And no where I said i am into tech support
2018-05-05 19:40
2 replies
;-; Dekh bhai ye firangi chutiya h , agar inko koi cheez smjhana hai na? toh inke desh ka jhanda laga kr bolo aur inse ldne ka koi faeda bhi nai cuz end mein ye betichod bhartiyo ke under hi kaam krenge + inko kuch bolo toh ye madarchod log rotey h aur kissi aur ko bolne mein aage rehtey h
2018-05-05 19:48
1 reply
Wohi to chutio ko lagta h safed chamdi h to sabke baap h saale madarchod log
2018-05-05 19:49
Also stop being a dickhead lawyer to a game
2018-05-05 16:05
> Indian's opinion on internet > Relevant Pick one
2018-05-05 16:12
18 replies
Rascism
2018-05-05 16:12
14 replies
Don't use a word you do not know meaning of
2018-05-05 18:08
13 replies
U too
2018-05-05 18:08
12 replies
i am not one who goes offensive with word "racism" here boi
2018-05-05 18:09
11 replies
Coz no one offends u here Hope u understand the perspective
2018-05-05 18:10
10 replies
no wonder this guy said India is relevant.Nothing good comes out of it
2018-05-05 18:12
9 replies
Cry is free
2018-05-05 18:12
8 replies
whatever man .Meanwhile go shit on streets while at it
2018-05-05 18:13
7 replies
I knew u ppl u cunts rascists When u have nothing left to say u switch u trashtalk keep it up genius And always for peeps like u cry is free n get well soon Hope u have a njce day
2018-05-05 18:14
6 replies
I read your comments in this thread and went offensive to someone who actually does his job and every job should be respected even toilet cleaner.yet you blab about your tech support job and use words like cunt.Guys says your comments are irrelevant as his opinion and you go racism.Are you not racist to mixwell too then if its how you use word racism here>he has his opinions and who are you to do this angry posts about what he said when you go all over thread saying word "cunt" "cunt" all the time.Really cry is free little boy.
2018-05-05 18:22
5 replies
Do u have tissues mate I know ur heart broke I am sorry for my cruel words fairy
2018-05-05 18:23
4 replies
and then you wonder why people don't take India seriously and call them racists.Part of problem are you guys . "When u have nothing left to say u switch u trashtalk keep it up genius And always for peeps like u cry " hypocrisy at its finest here
2018-05-05 18:25
3 replies
Weep baby weep
2018-05-05 18:26
2 replies
This is what you call true HLTV intellectual . Good bye trash
2018-05-05 18:27
1 reply
Dont worry baby everything will b alright
2018-05-05 18:30
indian's opinion on the internet matters if it's techsupport. eosthesilver didn't i talk to you on my Providerhotline the other day?
2018-05-05 17:35
2 replies
Lmao u ppl keep thinking that and we become ur ceos xdxd Cry is omegafree
2018-05-05 18:10
:O oh my god I didn't even knew someone from Iceland has internet! you might've got it from money which you and your disgusting countrymen stole from us. fucking scumbags
2018-05-05 20:00
#48
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Spain VIKTORAL
Cringiest comment ive seen
2018-05-05 16:57
1 reply
Happy cringing
2018-05-05 16:57
So, apEX plays like he wants, and since shox wanted 3 guys that play according to the chosen tactic, not according to their feelings, apEX wouldn't fit. And yes, mixwell confirmed what everybody already knew - G2 had no time to prepare for it, I'm sure G2 would've been in the semis with more preparation, I hope SLTV and DHT will invite them and they will show their real face (c) NiKo. > there are people who are not truly, 100%, sure about what they want to do NBK infected his mind with that stuff about kennyS nevertheless. Yes, kennyS wanted to kick them all, but he still plays, why don't you just forget about it? kennyS does everything he can, just give him a fucking break with your accusations, he has never been your issue, you fucking baguettes! And mixwell, yes you should keep away from that shit, better focus on yourserlf!
2018-05-05 15:57
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#108
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France Deadfish
shox was right.
2018-05-06 01:20
1 reply
No he wasn't. And btw telling publicly about kennyS AFTER that lineup wasn't created is a very asshole-style move, shox fucked it up for kennyS and the rest, now kennyS is looked at as a traitor and backstabber. shox is very experienced at backstabbing, ScreaM is the latest example, shox told him about the kick only AFTER they formed a new lineup, what a fucker he is.
2018-05-06 10:37
godwell
2018-05-05 16:01
Apex and nbk got too many chances over the years and (im)proved nothing. Should be time to get rid of the duo and send them to a tier 3 french team where they belong, let others to try to prove themselves at G2.
2018-05-05 16:03
1 reply
yup it seems like apex and nbk didnt realize yet that it's 2018 not 2015
2018-05-05 16:13
tempo storm mixwell lul
2018-05-05 16:11
mixwell could play way better in another Team imo, I guess he would have a good Spot in the New tempo storm roster G2 should give this roster one more LAN and if the result is bad, they should change something imo
2018-05-05 16:17
2 replies
dont need any more chance this roster have no future
2018-05-05 20:49
#101
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Europe Markss
Mixwell is too good to play In Tempo Storm tbh, and I don't see any team in top 15 in need for a change. Hard times for him.
2018-05-05 23:42
I thought the French were good at waving the white flag...
2018-05-05 16:26
I bet if Kenny decided to not think about shox and focus on what's happening right here right now, kennyS and mixwell might be the new ScreaM and shox.
2018-05-05 16:28
expected it's FR CS dude You should have known it before you join the team hmmm... did I just say team? LMAO
2018-05-05 16:35
Mixwell is the one rescueing G2 Esports in important rounds, I don't know what the fuck they do talking bad about him. He should end his trial period and enter G2 as a player, or otherwhise come to other team where he will be well rated.
2018-05-05 16:49
2 replies
Where did u read that they were talking bad about him?
2018-05-05 18:58
1 reply
I don't refer to the comments right here, I am refering to the people's comments in chats (streams), etc.
2018-05-05 19:05
So, the SK problem but with a big sprinkle of emotions on top. Fantastique
2018-05-05 17:10
6 replies
so +1
2018-05-05 17:37
except SK won 2 majors these guys didnt win anything important even when they had shox. never been a top 1 team, they were top 6 at their best.
2018-05-05 17:45
4 replies
They were Top 1 after Malmo, Won EPL 5, DHM Malmo, and DH Tours
2018-05-05 18:59
3 replies
xdddddddddddddddd
2018-05-05 21:16
2 replies
your keyboard seems to be broken
2018-05-05 23:46
1 reply
no it isnt
2018-05-05 23:46
french and war kappa
2018-05-05 17:48
then why did you hell pick d2 at mouz game ? OMEGALUL
2018-05-05 18:12
yet another interesting interview from mixwell
2018-05-05 18:21
Nice! KennyS will follow shox!!
2018-05-05 18:25
2 replies
What's the point of it lol If Apex stays, that would mean that NBK and Bodyy stay as well => Core of Apex, NBK and Bodyy save major spot while Shox's team has to qualify through minor, and it would be hard for sure with contenders like OpTic and NiP
2018-05-05 19:24
1 reply
From the interview, ex6 doesnt care about major spot, maybe shox aswell
2018-05-06 04:49
stop talking the same shit as NBK please. Kennys is full focus he is the best player on G2 at moment just admit nbk is shit as igl (what we already knew) and G2 is bad with this roster (shit since 2 months now), dont argue stupid thing as excuse to be bad u are a cool guy and i love you Mixwell but saying strong map pool and saying we practise dust2 2h .... wtf then ? why taking it ? IGL dumb or what ? this is total nosense
2018-05-05 19:32
2 replies
LUL +1
2018-05-05 21:25
I agree with everything, but Apex is the best player on G2 atm. Kennys is just a little too inconsistent lately. This last tourney he looked really good tho so he'll be back to it soon
2018-05-06 02:11
yes
2018-05-05 20:36
nice superteam baguettes
2018-05-05 23:03
#102
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Finland Smoonah
apex the star lmao am I the one in a delusional world or
2018-05-05 23:45
#106
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France Deadfish
then leave, you shouldn't rot your talent here.
2018-05-06 00:52
#109
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France Deadfish
mixwell speak spanish but think in english and listen in french.
2018-05-06 01:24
don't really know why pick up a Spanish player on a french team, when he can't even talk in french well
2018-05-06 02:34
Why only Spanish player in G2 should be in international team? . . . Becouse he Mixwell.
2018-05-06 06:32
"in my opinion, this is not a good environment for a trial because there are other projects going on as well"
2018-05-06 11:36
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