Xyp9x: "Thanks to zonic it's become a thing that we have to find spots we can double-nade"

May 17th, 2018 02:51

Our last interview from day two at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals is with Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth, who shared his thoughts on the IEM Sydney grand final and Astralis' improvement over the last few months.

Astralis have already secured a spot in the playoffs after defeating OpTic and SK in Group B, with their match for first place against Liquid set to decide who will advance directly to the semi-finals.

Xyp9x touched on the team's improvement in HE usage

After the Danes beat SK on day two, we quizzed Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth about the IEM Sydney grand final, in which Astralis lost to FaZe after three close maps. He also shared his view on why he and his team have improved over the last few months to become the No. 1 team at the moment.

Going back to Sydney, throughout the tournament you guys looked almost as dominant as in Marseille, though in the end it didn't end as well, was there anything in particular you took away from that grand final especially?

I think what the public should take away is the scoreline on all three maps and a very well-playing FaZe team. I think all their players stepped up, it wasn't just one-man show or anything like that.

And also it was a day on which we felt a bit off our game, especially on Overpass on the T side, other than that I can only applaud FaZe for their performance during that tournament, but we're looking to take our revenge on them here.

You're already through to the playoffs with just the match for first place left, so far do you feel like you're still in the same form that you've been in for the last month or so?

I think what our problem right now is — if there is any problem — is that players can feel a bit of a burnout because of the traveling and timezones and all the stress. But other than that, I don't feel like we have changed much to the worse, we have been improving.

While we were at home we were coming up with new strats and coming up with new things. In that regard, I feel like we're improving, but it's obviously hard to improve when you are at the top, it's just maintaining and trying to do new things. But it's always hard because everyone will be studying you and looking at what you are doing when you are at the top of the list.

What do you think got you to this point, what have you improved at the most before you got to the top, before you won Marseille in such a dominant fashion?

Being productive is one thing. No, but in general, just having a common sense of what is good for you and what is not good for you, it goes from real life stuff, training, working out, to just in-game stuff, how we communicate to each other, how we work on things.

We have a structure now in how we work on things, it's more like a real job, I would say, where you expect things from your teammates and vice versa. I'm just happy that we figured out a way where we can improve a lot and I'm sure that other teams will follow the thing we're doing in the near future. It's what every sports team does, I don't feel like we're different from sports.

You could say it's a mix of the preparation before the tournament, and when we get to the tournament, we know what to do, it's structured and we have a set plan, what we do before the match, what we do after the match and stuff like that.

I'm happy that we're doing this stuff and that it's paying off, because there is a lot of work in it and I think it's what is holding back teams from doing this, it's really hard work and it's also why some of our players are feeling burned out. It's not just like going to a match and then we're going back to the hotel room and just relaxing.

You, gla1ve, and Magisk have been some of the very best players in dealing damage with HEs and Molotovs this year, which leads to a very high average for the whole team. Is this something that you improve on consciously as a team, perhaps coming up with the new nade stacks, etc.?

I think it's not a secret that we've been practicing a lot of double nade stacks. It's basically a thing that Danny, zonic, came up with in practice, he was so eager that we had to try this, because he had found some nades and in an official game we kill so many on it, like it was on Overpass.

It's become a thing in our team now that we have to find so many spots where we can nade, but kudos to Danny, because it was his thing to do, and it worked out, it's shown in the grenade stats and it's shown in the game. It has no risk when we do it and the reward is so high, it can potentially be a kill or someone is left with 10 HP, so it's really insane that we can do it. That's one of the things that we improve on, we come up with innovative things, one of many I would say.

Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
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Zonic get fatter please
2018-05-17 02:52
Poland Ryunar 
2018-05-17 04:55
Germany t_mmey 
zonic = daddy
2018-05-17 11:31
Spain Beaz 
2018-05-17 12:33
2018-05-17 02:52
Nice Edit: close :(
2018-05-17 02:52
United States ___ 
Not even close to close LOL
2018-05-17 02:53
You're trashing someone because you posted before them on a forum, kys inbred...
2018-05-17 04:03
United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
2018-05-17 05:44
2018-05-17 12:38
New Zealand Glyanyeet 
2018-05-17 02:54
Zonic do you even lift brah
2018-05-17 02:54
Ukraine ph3n0m3n 
he is lifting 200kg with each step 24/7
2018-05-17 09:49
Turkey harnega_ 
hahaha n1
2018-05-17 12:46
how can you lift the 200kg when you are the 200kg
2018-05-17 14:00
that's the joke
2018-05-17 17:43
2018-05-17 17:53
haha yes it's a thing to do when yoiu're fucking wallhacking you smoke killing pieces of shit and then still choke 3-0 vs faze clowns
2018-05-17 02:54
wow, someone is butthurt
2018-05-17 03:23
How much?
2018-05-17 03:45
nice sign up date noobie😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
2018-05-17 04:36
Denmark Twick9x 
Atleast he is not a retard
2018-05-17 07:28
nice sign up date noobie😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
2018-05-17 18:18
Denmark Twick9x 
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 cringe
2018-05-17 18:24
yeah this is the generic response I'd expect from a 12 year old noobie who can barely count to 2
2018-05-17 18:30
Denmark Twick9x 
Next time try to make sense if your commend, thanks sweetheart <3
2018-05-17 18:33
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
I could say the same to you. Damn kiddies...
2018-05-17 08:39
WTF... Since when has emojis been a thing?
2018-05-17 10:44
Denmark Twick9x 
Since they added them I think
2018-05-17 18:34
2018-05-17 20:22
Denmark Twick9x 
Sorry then
2018-05-17 20:56
Germany t_mmey 
u mad bro
2018-05-17 11:32
Astralis number one again
2018-05-17 03:03
acid | 
Finland BillNye 
zonic coach forever
2018-05-17 03:05
Russia kay7 
zonic’s 1.6 strats coming over to GO, legend
2018-05-17 03:35
2018-05-17 03:35
zonic from mtw. who was the best team in the world about using nades
2018-05-17 04:21
WeMadeFox >
2018-05-17 10:07
Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
BTW navi was best team it the world , mTw were afraid of navi
2018-05-17 11:21
Germany t_mmey 
do you even read?
2018-05-17 11:32
Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
No I count letters
2018-05-17 13:34
Germany t_mmey 
i aren't even think that
2018-05-17 13:45
navi didnt even exist when mTw, mouz & fnatic were playing the best team CS ever during 2006-2008
2018-05-17 13:56
2018-05-17 14:33
Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
I thought about 2009 and later
2018-05-18 07:14
dont write anything if you cannot read properly
2018-05-18 15:19
Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
2018-05-18 16:59
2018-05-17 04:55
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Cleandog 
2018-05-17 07:28
Thank mr. Zonic
2018-05-17 07:26
anybody has some clups of those double nades?
2018-05-17 07:41
device | 
Korea NCT127 
(Sometimes triple nades)
2018-05-17 08:04
device | 
Korea NCT127 
2018-05-17 08:04
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
Even with a non performing device they beat SK with ease. I hope we get to see them on full power :)
2018-05-17 08:46
Poland swstk 
like beating sk right now is a challenge lol
2018-05-17 10:12
2018-05-17 11:30
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
Im not saying it is. But individually they still have good players, and having your star player bottom fragging can make it hard for any team. And I have to say, SK still look a lot better than they did in Sydney
2018-05-17 12:39
I love u
2018-05-17 13:19
They are good individually but not as a team :) They're not there to play aim map bro.
2018-05-17 14:32
I love u
2018-05-17 13:19
"thanks to gob b its become a thing that zonic found spots we can double nade" fyp
2018-05-17 08:59
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Thx to gob b every one hate big
2018-05-17 10:12
Not rly
2018-05-17 14:58
Ukraine ph3n0m3n 
Godfather Zonic
2018-05-17 09:48
astralis fake #1
2018-05-17 11:33
Prove it
2018-05-17 13:20
Flusha fan. I cant find a more disgusting fatty besides maybe JW on the pro scene. Drinks monster all day and look how unhealthy you look after 1 hundred thousand monster drinks.. how can you look up to that. Disgrace to all professionallism
2018-05-17 13:24
Their talent is admiring not their looks cunt
2018-05-17 13:35
Sweden ak1do 
2018-05-17 13:57
Youre saying a fat unhealthy elite esportsathleet is a good look for the sport? he belong in a fucking basement to a LAN party with greasy toasts, chips, candy and monsterdrink - not on a stage being payd millions of dollars. Pathetic get a grip and get a hold on yourself.
2018-05-17 14:58
This is not a fucking fashion show man, i know that they look like shit and are unhealthy, but when I watch pro CS i couldn't care less if they look like freakazoid or dosia. And if you care this much maybe you should watch a real sport were physical appearance is a factor in the game you dumb fuck
2018-05-17 15:43
Youre right :)
2018-05-17 18:18
I respect him, because he is csgo god. I dont care about his look. biatch i can bench 150kg 1v1 irl
2018-05-18 17:41
you think youre better at fighting because you spend all your sparetime lifting weights? haha youre a stereotype knobhead from the gym.
2018-05-18 18:09
i squad 200 /closed
2018-05-18 21:39
and then there is Pita. Made NiP even worse.
2018-05-17 13:39
Kazakhstan dc7 
pita is getting paid and nip's results are getting worse scam confirmed
2018-05-17 13:57
Denmark pistolen 
Xyp the hero
2018-05-17 14:27
Why are people so freaking mad all the time in here? Is it because all you unsocialized retards didnt make it to the big CS stage yourself?? Please now STFU and watch some CS...
2018-05-17 18:29
When the game and the competition is too easy. xd
2018-05-18 00:50
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