ropz: "We are becoming more consistent"

We spoke to Robin "ropz" Kool from mousesports after his team secured a win over TYLOO, moving to the 2-0 bracket.

The Estonian was one of the stand-out players in the first series that his team won in Kiev, the one against North, but was more subdued today as mousesports picked up a 2-0 victory over the Chinese side.

Playing more passive was the key to the CT-side Inferno against TyLoo

In our interview, ropz answered questions about the opening game, TYLOO's Inferno and the loss to Liquid in Dallas.

The opening game you played North was a scrappy victory, but is getting a positive start to the tournament still the key thing to take away?

Yeah, I guess the main thing is that we started off with a win, we got some good vibes from that. Indeed, we did play really sloppy, we managed to win Dust2 somehow, usually we don't do comebacks that often. We even started T side because we knew that we have a bad CT side, but we came back on the CT side, so that somehow just worked out for us. Then we played that really sloppy Mirage, just not a good game from us, and the final map was Train, we knew how they played, so we countered them there and we closed it out.

You got drawn against TyLoo and they obviously impressed in Sydney and they beat Na`Vi here. Going into the veto, you decided to not go for Mirage, you picked Train instead. Tell me about that decision, was it more of your team not feeling that good on Mirage as you were two months ago, or were you just countering their weakest map in the pool?

We knew exactly what the maps were going to be in the veto. It was Train, Inferno and Mirage. They picked Mirage against Na`Vi yesterday so we knew that it was probably going to be the third map, so we can just leave it there. We searched for a map that they are weak on and that is Train, we are comfortable on it. They picked Inferno and we knew exactly how they were going to play on Inferno, they just played with some explosions, fast rounds, we just knew how to win the game.

It seemed like on T-side Inferno they had some good timings in some rounds, but they just didn't win them in the end. How did that develop from your side?

We started out pretty slow, we won the pistol round but then they won three or four gun rounds. On the CT side, we tried to counter their mid take, but our coach called a timeout and said that it wasn't a good thing to do. We also realized that they were doing some apps contact plays, which caught us off guard even though we knew that they were going to do them, because we tried to search for some picks before it in mid, and then fall back.

After that we started playing more from the sites, playing passive, we started winning more rounds and that's how we closed out the CT side.

In Dallas you finished 5-6th and the playoff game against Liquid is the one you lost. You could potentially meet them here, you are obviously two of the favorites, is that a match you are looking forward to, potentially beating them and getting the revenge?

Yeah, definitely, we were pretty disappointed with our result in Dallas, we felt like we could've gone to the finals but something was just off in the game versus Liquid, we should've won that Mirage game, it was really close, but they just had some good aim, good strats. We are looking forward to our next opponents, getting some revenge on Liquid would be nice.

At the last two tournaments you had a 1.06 rating, that's not bad but it is below the average you had in the last year or so in mouz. How are you feeling about your individual form at the moment?

I feel like I'm more consistent. In our team, everyone knows what we expect from each other. There is a system, we know how to play with each other, we feel really comfortable, we know what we want to do and I know how I want to play. I can do my own thing and I know what my team is doing on the other side of the map. That's a good thing because we are becoming more consistent, we are hitting more playoff spots and that's the main thing.

Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
Good for him!
2018-05-29 18:51
Snax | 
Poland drammar 
2018-05-29 18:52
Brazil nomurway 
he is a good person
2018-05-29 19:10
fagger | 
Russia ruupha 
2018-05-30 08:49
next match 9 man spray please
2018-05-29 18:52
Slovakia bad_at_life 
2018-05-29 18:52
2018-05-29 18:52
Poland zJe 
mouz in 2k18 LUL
2018-05-29 18:53
VP in 2017-2030 LUL
2018-05-29 20:09
Poland zJe 
at least we were #1
2018-05-29 23:05
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
Living in the past
2018-05-30 03:43
Portugal PortugueseFan 
2018-05-29 18:53
2018-05-29 18:53
China longkas 
GOD ropz
2018-05-29 18:53
Denmark potatomato 
2018-05-29 18:53
2018-05-29 19:11
Brazil nomurway 
A defeat vs tyloo is coming I'm feeling it! Be careful mousesports the greatest German team of all time
2018-05-29 19:12
they won..
2018-05-29 19:49
That's the opposite of what's true
2018-05-29 19:20
-wins 2 titles -doesn't do anything after that "We are becoming more consistent" ok
2018-05-29 19:27
That's two more titles than Navi in 2018.
2018-05-29 19:50
2018-05-29 19:58
If you say so mr. Burns
2018-05-29 19:33
Nice englando
2018-05-29 20:05
Faroe Islands I_Oof_myself 
2018-05-29 20:05
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy 
my boy
2018-05-29 20:40
sergej | 
Russia Bueonok 
ez final for mousesports
2018-05-29 21:06
ez for GOD ROPZ
2018-05-29 21:56
Denmark xxxGODtacion 
lmao okay tier 3 polish team 2 - 1 mouz "more consistent"
2018-05-30 21:05
Styko going -30 against Polish toilet cleaners
2018-05-30 21:14
becoming more consistent. more consistent to only join pro scene for the money u guys bunch of piece of shit players got from the bet u guys or ur org. put on every match u guys plays? keep becoming a fcking piece of shit u fcking mousesports. you guys are really the definition of fckin lowlife people who only care about yourself u fcking shits. The 2nd map against AGO on starseries -league season 5 was just damn obvious tho. u guys could just easily rekt ago, instead u guys easily let AGO got then handicap. how fckin shameless r u? The 3rd map against AGO on inferno, after got 7-1, the shit Chrisj and Sunny went into throw, bot mode so u guys can throw easily. 7-1 to 8-11 then 9-16? damn really there is no justice on csgo pro scene. valve wont even bother to touch quite big org. or team even if they throw the match or even just throw the handicap.
2018-05-30 21:12
yo ching chong chill
2018-05-30 21:15
lol chill? hahaa i'm just too fckin fed up by these dirty matchfixing, rigged, throws matches in csgo pro scene. Valve really have no intention to make esports clean from such dirty shit things. they just let quite big org. team plays the matches and script it however they want it to be. what a fcking pathetic. these handi throw from bigger team on every matches is just damn obvious tho hahaha there is no way these shit csgo pro players dont even notice it, ah forgot, they all involves in it tho hahahaha since they got money on every match their team plays from the bet their team or their org. put on their matches
2018-05-30 21:36
stop betting?
2018-05-30 22:36
Poland Ryunar 
"We are becoming more consistent [at losing to AGO]"
2018-05-30 23:18
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