Magisk: "Making history is always fun"

September 15th, 2018 23:44

Our last interview of the day was with Emil "Magisk" Reif, who touched on the 16-0 win over MIBR and Dust2 in general.

Astralis made CS history by securing the first 16-0 victory at a Major, earning a spot in the playoffs with a thrashing of MIBR. With this, Astralis finished the New Legends Stage with a 3W-1L record, the same as the New Challengers Stage.

Magisk is looking forward to playing a Major playoff again

In our talk with Magisk we touched on their loss to North on Dust2 at DreamHack Masters Stockholm and how fixing their issues from that game helped them win today.

Give me your initial thoughts about beating MIBR now, 16-0, and being through to the playoffs?

I mean we are really happy, of course, no one goes into a match expecting to win 16-0, but we kind of knew it was going to be Dust2 or Inferno. We knew it was going to be one of those maps and we felt they might go for Dust2 because when we have been playing them on Inferno, I think they had the feeling that they didn't have a good chance on the map, especially because we've been practicing against them a few times on it, that has been going pretty well for us.

Also, I think that they saw the match against Team Liquid was a day off for us on the CT side and if we just had a few more CT rounds we would've won that game as well. So I think that it was just us being us really well prepared on Dust2, we had really good ideas every round about what they are going to do and we kind of expected it before it even happened. I think that was one of the reasons why we were able to win so many rounds, sixteen in a row.

Does it feel to have the first 16-0 in the history of the Majors? Making a piece of history for yourself?

It is pretty nice, but I mean, for us, it doesn't really matter if we win 16-0 or 16-14, just the fact that we made it into top eight is more than enough for us to be happy about the win. But of course, it gives a bit more confidence when you win 16-0. Overall, it was a good game for us and, of course, making history is always fun.

At the beginning of the tournament I talked to flamie and he said that Dust2 feels random, to him at least, that a lot of teams don't know how to play it yet or that it isn't established. And we've seen a lot of these weird results where you beat someone 16-1 and then you lose 16-0, stuff like that happening in Stockholm and here a bit as well. Is there something about the map that makes it snowball-ish, in a way?

I think it is in the meta right now that it is really important to be able to contest Long as CT, if you are not able to contest it at all you will have a really hard time, Long control is really important. Especially if people will abuse it and take it every round, if you are not able to shut them down. That is one of the things we've been focusing on a lot before this Major, especially after the game against North where you could definitely see that they were just abusing Long every round and were just winning because of that. And also because they were playing some good individual CS. But that has been very important to us to focus on and I think that is what every team is focusing on right now.

Find a good way to take control of long because when you have it you can do so much more around the map as CT, you don't have to be locked down, you can't be pushed from short and long at the same time, stuff like that. I don't know, it is not random in my opinion. If you are really good team at playing it you won't lose 16-0. Still, the rounds were a bit more close than it looked like, of course, they had a few rounds they should've won, but yeah.

At this tournament we've seen device shy away from the T-side AWPing, can you give me some thoughts on that, why isn't he playing it at all, it seems?

I mean, I think it depends a lot on the map, to be honest. On Inferno, you don't really have many good duels as a T-side AWPer, it is more you running into the crosshair of another CT AWPer. I think it is more about him wanting to trade-kill us and be able to go with us as a group. And we like to do some fast stuff once in a while, therefore the AWP is not really the best weapon for that. I think it is more how the playstyle is on the map and what he thinks is the best for the team, but also for him in those situations.

As an example, on Nuke, the AWP can be really good on the T side and be able to get good picks around the map. Mirage as well is a good map to play T side AWP. But Inferno and maps where you play a lot fast-paced and you have to be able to trade-kill all the time, it is really difficult to do it with an AWP.

Closing thoughts on going into the playoffs, obviously, you are going into the BO3 stage, that should suit you guys. A couple of teams have already qualified so you know a couple of teams you could potentially get. So give me a bit about that, how are you playing right now?

It is only going to benefit us, playing BO3s now. We have a great map pool and we can play almost any map against any team. That is going to be really good for us. We feel confident but we also know that we have to be good on the day, if we want to keep going in this tournament because many teams are playing good now. CS nowadays is about making the least amount of mistakes and playing well as a team. I think everyone is so good as a team and if you make a lot of mistakes you will lose because of that. So that is definitely something we are focusing on, don't make stupid mistakes, don't take unnecessary peeks, if you go for a fast play and you want to do something you bring someone with you so he can try and trade you. So yeah, it is going to be good to play BO3s and I'm looking forward to it, it is going to be amazing. I missed the last Major so I'm just really excited to finally be back in the top eight.

More interviews from the New Legends stage:

Day 4
France shox: "We've got three to four maps we're definitely okay with playing"
Ukraine s1mple: "I don't want to be a bad guy, there is no point"
Germany tabseN: "I feel like we can 100% win this tournament"

Day 3
Canada NAF: "When we got to overtime I was so pissed off; I'm like 'F*** this, I'm going to buy an AWP"
United Kingdom dephh: "We proved we can't just play Inferno, we have other maps up our sleeves"
Slovakia STYKO: "[My new role] feels like I'm going to school every day, trying to understand a new subject"

Day 2
Serbia YNk: "This game was just so hard because mousesports saved so much"
Ukraine Edward: "If you feel calm during the whole game, the comeback is real, always"
United States nitr0: "I'm hoping we get Astralis, we can definitely put up a good show and a good fight"
Sweden Xizt: "Every loss is going to take a toll on your confidence, we had to slowly build it up again"
Germany LEGIJA: "Before the Major, we said 'We will not practice to make Legends, we're here to f****** win'"

Day 1
Denmark Xyp9x: "Against Na`Vi and especially on Inferno, it's all mind games"
Sweden REZ: "Not playing the Minor means a lot to me, I have played so many"

Media Day
Sweden JW: "We considered twist after the early StarLadder exit; he wasn’t really interested"
Russia jmqa: "After the last Major, our practice wasn't great, we didn't have good conditions"
Russia flamie: "We still want to play Dust2 because no one is playing it well"
France SmithZz: "We aren't completely ready at the moment, but we are getting there"
United States RUSH: "Hopefully, after the Major, our ranking will reflect how we actually are as a team"

Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
2018-09-15 23:45
Austria shaakeh 
2018-09-15 23:46
Europe cArn5 
2018-09-16 10:18
2018-09-16 11:41
2018-09-16 11:44
Ukraine sor1k 
2018-09-16 11:54
2018-09-16 11:55
Ukraine sor1k 
^^ spasibo,brat
2018-09-16 13:09
2018-09-16 13:52
s1 | 
Ukraine mple 
2018-09-15 23:46
Bulgaria mchetvorkata 
Pretty nice weapon
2018-09-16 00:20
sergej | 
Other Tyload 
2018-09-16 10:55
2018-09-16 12:59
Norway LolUFailed 
2018-09-15 23:46
2018-09-15 23:46
tabseN | 
United States amirica 
Stewie “TWOFACED” 16-0edledo
2018-09-15 23:47
Finland Smoonah 
2018-09-16 01:23
that makes no sense
2018-09-16 11:42
NaVi will destroy them anyway sorry for the spoiler
2018-09-15 23:47
Denmark VeryDanishGuy 
2018-09-15 23:49
Very danish reply
2018-09-15 23:51
Denmark VeryDanishGuy 
Flag checks out, P1mple
2018-09-15 23:52
NaVi always won your favorite team. Even when Astralis was TSM or question mark . Don't matter , cuz all we know that danish Cs is unstable and weaker then NaVi
2018-09-15 23:55
Denmark VeryDanishGuy 
Weaker than na'vi? You made my day ruski. Astralis will always be better than navi, unless bot shitple begins doing shit xD
2018-09-15 23:57
S1mple isn't the best , but anyway better than all of your dogs from the danish scrappyard
2018-09-15 23:58
Denmark VeryDanishGuy 
Which team is number one rn? Oh yeah, Astralis
2018-09-16 00:00
Hahaha is it all? Which team is top16 in the last major? Oh yeah , Astralis. Hey let's win some small tournaments and get 1st place in ROFLtop hltv
2018-09-16 00:04
Denmark VeryDanishGuy 
Stopped reading at small tournaments. Your logic is braindead, and out of all these socalled 'small tournamemts', Astralis won 4, where Na'Vi only won one. So come again, you dumpster.
2018-09-16 00:06
LMAO Very danish logic It doesn't matter who won more small tournaments before major. Will see top8 Astralis this time or maybe top4 if they will be lucky
2018-09-16 00:08
Denmark VeryDanishGuy 
Did Na'Vi 16-0 MiBR? Nope. Did Astralis? Oh, yeah they did! Bot Navi
2018-09-16 00:09
Very danish logic v2.0
2018-09-16 00:10
Denmark VeryDanishGuy 
Thats all you can say, when you don't have anything to argue with. Typical nobrainer
2018-09-16 00:11
Ok I can say something only for but this is last message today :( Renegades 16-0 SK (mibr) So renegades=Astralis Renegades already not in the major. Waiting for Astralis now
2018-09-16 00:14
Denmark VeryDanishGuy 
Didnt get any of that, but the point is; Astralis are better than navi
2018-09-16 00:15
I apologise bro for the same language speaker as I, but he is literally braindead. I don't know how is that possible to talk so fckn confusing stupid shit. Despite that I don't think Astralis are so strong anymore, but still they have good chances to take this major, no matter what. gl
2018-09-16 11:02
U teb9 pohodu realno mozg otrofirovan, ja soglasen nas4et togo, 4to likvid navi mogut, eto edinstvennaja razumnaja vesh, kotoruju ti skazal. Ostalnoje vse polnaja hujna, esli u teb9 net normalnih argumentov, 4tobi podkrepit svoe mnenie, to ne vilezaj voobshe, tak ti tupo pohozh na klouna
2018-09-16 11:10
Prostitution otveti nabivayu I kommenti anyway NaVi pomoika
2018-09-16 11:19
okey, kak skazesh:D
2018-09-16 11:56
African Union Tobias1906 
Lol. Who have won't a major?
2018-09-16 11:06
lmao you're so braindead, they won the bigger tournaments, like ESL proleague season 7, ECS season 5 and eleague premier, while they lost small tournaments like dreamhack Stockholm. Besides that, Liquid haven't won against Astralis in a bo3/bo5 even once yet with the current line-up, and Na'vi barely won at Cologne against Astralis. I agree Na'vi can outplay Astralis, but only if electronic and S1mple are both in good form. If they aren't, byebye Na'vi because Edward Zeus and flame aren't trash but they can't handle Astralis on their own. I don't know which tournaments you called "small", but in every tournament they played, other strong teams showed up too, so I don't know why you think they won't even make it in the top 4, knowing they made the top 4 consecutively for the past 7-8 tournaments.
2018-09-16 13:48
That's correct. You right :'( Just baited danish guys to reply xD so now I don't need it , cuz I already can post new topics
2018-09-16 13:50
Denmark DanishDelight 
Dumb and Dumber
2018-09-16 00:14
United States ferric 
Braindead reply. They had a different roster then, and also, if any team won small tournaments, it was navi. Astralis is too good of a team to play in sm all tourneys.
2018-09-16 02:07
Astralis too overrated in this major. Will see when liquid/NaVi will win it what all youwill say
2018-09-16 09:24
Sweden x6tenceGalaxy 
astralis fan saying that the best player in the world is a bot sure you are better than him
2018-09-16 01:56
When did I say I was better than him? Are you as dumb as that other dude?
2018-09-16 10:54
k, astralis fan are so fckn idiot, got dicked by nip you little shit
2018-09-16 15:42
k, astralis fan are so fckn idiot, got dicked by nip you little shit
2018-09-16 15:42
S1mple is one of the best players in the world, I would understand if you said someone like Edward but S1mple is carrying Navi so I dont know why you're calling him a bot
2018-09-16 19:41
Denmark DanishDelight 
like they did in the opener, right :)
2018-09-16 00:13
Astralis already beat Navi once this Major. Doing it again will be easy
2018-09-16 02:58
That was a best of 1, I'm not saying Navi is definitely going to win, but it might be a closer game since it will be best of 3
2018-09-16 19:42
2018-09-16 20:56
Denmark VeryDanishGuy 
2018-09-15 23:49
Dev1 | 
Slovakia Trav1s 
i still believe in liquid this major...
2018-09-15 23:50
still ? they are doing good and playing much better than all the teams , even betten astralis
2018-09-15 23:55
United States ferric 
Liquid, Astralis and NaVi are the three clear favorites to win this major
2018-09-16 02:08
Liquid and Astralis in the final. It will be epic
2018-09-16 02:59
Not again plz
2018-09-16 05:56
ZywOo | 
France ZywHere 
2018-09-16 09:15
Slovakia TrYx_ 
They will face eachother before finals
2018-09-16 13:27
United Kingdom XNL 
BIG will shock everyone imo
2018-09-17 14:00
United States ferric 
We'll see :)
2018-09-17 22:21
I love this BOY!
2018-09-15 23:57
hmm which comment am i gonna go with... - make fun of magisk's bad skin? - copy-paste a sick ascii style 16-0? - write "ez for astralis"? - write "gg" or "rekt" perhaps? can't decide..
2018-09-15 23:57
You should comment "hmm which comment am i gonna go with... - make fun of magisk's bad skin? - copy-paste a sick ascii style 16-0? - write "ez for astralis"? - write "gg" or "rekt" perhaps? can't decide.."
2018-09-16 00:01
so it seems i made the correct choice?
2018-09-16 03:38
ZywOo | 
France ZywHere 
You forgot ''brasilian cs omegalolilul xD''
2018-09-16 09:17
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
WP Astralis
2018-09-16 00:05
s1mple | 
Ukraine Syom4ik 
new era of MIBR begins))))
2018-09-16 00:23
Era of 16-0s
2018-09-16 05:57
felps | 
Germany remind00 
magisk had 7/5 kd in a 16/0 win
2018-09-16 00:31
cuz he was the B player and mibr didn't go B very often, his teammates rekt mibr before he could get to A.
2018-09-16 03:39
2018-09-16 11:43
Anyway KD better than coldzera
2018-09-16 11:33
United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Stuff happens. Come back stronger mibr. YNK will ease the pain and explain. Get it done YNK
2018-09-16 00:39
always fun ? dude.. its first time hes making something even astraliss first time.. they never been that good and also it will end sonner or later just like nip/fnatic(best ones and longest ones)/sk days
2018-09-16 00:51
it's an expression. it's not an arrogant remark and it doesn't mean "we do it all the time, it's always fun". it's just something you say.
2018-09-16 03:41
ahh my bad... apologies
2018-09-16 03:46
It's okay to be white
2018-09-16 04:22
thx nibba
2018-09-16 04:22
ZywOo | 
France ZywHere 
2018-09-16 09:19
i agreed making history class homework is fun smileyface
2018-09-16 00:52
hahaahh magisk lul!
2018-09-16 00:54
History? LOL
2018-09-16 01:03
Lithuania lighthair 
Its the first 16-0 in a major
2018-09-16 02:29
First 7-1 Now 16-0
2018-09-16 02:23
2018-09-16 05:58
Brazil 16|0 
2018-09-16 07:51
Fake brazil?
2018-09-16 08:27
Obviously look at the team he supports lol
2018-09-16 19:44
Europe MyFaith 
7kill history?
2018-09-16 02:56
Yes, he only had to get 7 kills. That's how little it required, that's how easy it was
2018-09-16 03:03
2018-09-16 03:41
Try and make csgo history with 7 kills like him
2018-09-16 08:43
he was holding b and they always went to a, nvm u wont understand coz u silver xd
2018-09-16 10:25
Europe MyFaith 
are you global? but i am.
2018-09-16 12:19
LEM atm xd
2018-09-16 12:19
Brazil g4laxI 
Great interview. Sad for mibr.
2018-09-16 03:22
Stewie and Tarik back to C9🤔🤔🤔🤔
2018-09-16 19:46
Denmark DennisP 
2018-09-16 03:53
hhahahhaha making history is always fun saying like he has won 10/13 majors , 30 250k+ events , been top 1 for the last 6 years XDD i like the confidence
2018-09-16 04:21
??? But... They did make history. They were the first team to ever 16-0 another team at the major...
2018-09-16 04:23
i didnt deny that
2018-09-16 05:57
But it is history. Just like flamie getting the most kills in a half (32k). It doesn't give a prize or money but it will be remembered in the history of CS:GO.
2018-09-16 05:10
yes , and i didnt deny that, 16-0 first time in major is historic, but he is talking like he has done it 100 times before , when really thats the only historic thing he has ever done
2018-09-16 05:59
no he isn't. saying that something is "always fun" is an expression, a way of speaking. It doesn't imply that he has done it before or expects to do it again.
2018-09-16 11:49
no u are wrong mate
2018-09-16 12:38
i'm not wrong. you simply misinterpreted the semantics of what he said. it happens
2018-09-16 13:06
2018-09-16 19:47
You just misunderstood him. They even asked the specific question of how did he feel about making history and he answered. The historic thing in itself is the first time 16-0'ing a team in a major so how could he have done it hundreds of times before?
2018-09-16 13:37
i wont reply to that
2018-09-16 13:37
Indonesia linekerrr 
2018-09-16 05:40
Chup kar katuye
2018-09-16 05:59
2018-09-16 05:59
expected from Hafeez Saeed
2018-09-16 07:02
2018-09-16 07:01
Indonesia Speartuna 
Damn they just can’t keep the jokes to themselves can they? But good job still, humiliating a tier-1 team is as surprising as it is funny
2018-09-16 05:19
Philippines p0k1em0n 
Defeating MIBR 16-0 is always fun. Commended.
2018-09-16 06:09
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
wake up my baby Magisk , you have to play better on this tournament ! Your mates are chokers & will need you in final stages if you play like you played in group stages it will be lose
2018-09-16 06:51
Flag and fan checks out, mad mad mad
2018-09-16 10:48
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
Mad about what lul I m a bit fan of god Magisk & he isn't playing at his real level since major start no Magisk no magic no win
2018-09-16 12:15
You are literally flaming the whole Astralis team and is a Portuguese fan of a Brazilian lol nt
2018-09-16 12:23
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
i'm flaming chokepreeh & chokevice :DDDDDDDDD the 2 others aren't chokers mad cuz device fan?
2018-09-16 15:44
Oh mad little mibr fanboiii 16-0 btw!!!! hehehee LUL 16-0
2018-09-16 16:38
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
you got it all wrong i'm not mibr fan lull just in case your iq can't allow you to understand , fnx =/= mibr the only one mad here from the start is you :D
2018-09-16 16:47
Sure keep telling your self that :D im sorry your team lost buddy i would be mad about 16-0 too LUL
2018-09-16 16:48
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
have good evening 2 iq boy it's pointless stay with your believes ;D i hope your chokevice will be carried by godMagisk kiss
2018-09-16 16:50
Ahhaa im so sorry your team lost buddy, but maybe you shouldnt have made it so obvious by going in this thread and start flaming like every other mibr fan is lol, I know you Portuguese dont have alot to cheer for but come on lol
2018-09-16 16:52
Fnx isn't on mibr dumbass xD
2018-09-16 19:49
I know he isnt but this guy is a fan of Brazilian players dumbass and hes flaming in a thread about astralis ergo hes mad about 16-0
2018-09-16 20:04
And you're flaming him for liking a team that he doesn't even like
2018-09-16 20:24
Sure be blind about it
2018-09-16 20:52
2018-09-16 08:04
He should have kept his old name. It is much more silly and fun
2018-09-16 11:52
16 - 0 History was made M16BR
2018-09-16 08:19
why interview magisk when he did nothing in that match LUL
2018-09-16 08:29
Portugal haze_csgod 
Why does it matter lol he barely saw anyone in that game, it’s not like every player can frag 20+ in the team. His team won 16-0, that’s history as it’s the first 16-0 in Major history. How many kills he had is utterly irrelevant.
2018-09-16 08:33
2018 and people still consider bottom kill = useless
2018-09-16 08:46
Korea DadaDahyun 
He's getting hard carried tho
2018-09-16 08:42
NEO | 
Poland Trausky 
2018-09-16 08:42
dont | 
Czech Republic @me 
2018-09-16 09:30
"Making history is always fun" I'm not sure if MIBR agree with this.
2018-09-16 09:39
magisk need to remember how they lost 1-16 at the d2 too. u don't have everything perfect with this map if u lose a d2 with such a crushing score lul.
2018-09-16 09:49
ugliest and most boring team in history. gratzzz
2018-09-16 10:08
Best team in the world (after Liquid)
2018-09-16 10:23
you are fun
2018-09-16 11:05
Turkey darknight53 
7/5 kd in 16-0 yes this is a history
2018-09-16 11:08
Denmark Gazil 
Magisk please help me, I'm stuck on this for a while and it's so hard to complete. If you think it's fun I give you my login details tyvm
2018-09-16 12:50
k0nfig | 
Denmark nalleB 
2018-09-16 15:35
Denmark Gazil 
I feel like a nerd for remembering that quest name. Also <3 dennis XDDDD
2018-09-18 10:05
France StickyRice 
"It is pretty nice, but I mean, for us, it doesn't really matter if we win 16-0 or 16-14, just the fact that we made it into top eight is more than enough for us to be happy about the win. " Two faced hypocrite LUL. It's not like Astralis is giving much of a fak about making top 8, when their goal is at least top 2, and likely to win it all. So no a 16-0 is not like a 16-14 at all.
2018-09-16 13:37
OMG a negativ kid, get out OFF this tekst and come back when you Think normal. France is so arrogant.
2018-09-16 13:47
France StickyRice 
Dane not happy that i notice magisk's fake modesty
2018-09-16 13:48
You speak in 3 person, you must bee a kid, kindergarden is on.
2018-09-16 16:26
Yet he has better English than you
2018-09-16 19:53
k0nfig | 
Denmark nalleB 
I r8 b8 0/8
2018-09-16 15:36
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2018-09-16 15:37
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