gla1ve on mousesports loss: "I'm blaming myself; I think I threw some of the rounds"

In our final interview from the media day at BLAST Pro Series Global Final, Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander reflected on Astralis' uncharacteristic loss to mousesports in Odense and previewed the upcoming match with Liquid.

Astralis' in-game leader partially blamed himself for throwing the 14-8 lead on Dust2 against mousesports, which cost the Danes a place in the grand final last week, also noting the team's tough schedule leading up to the tournament as well as during it.

gla1ve commented on his frustration after the mouz loss

We also asked gla1ve about his frustrated response, which has been circulating social media ever since the match ended, before moving on to other topics, such as Astralis' back-and-forth with Liquid in 2019, which will continue at the Global Final as the two sides are about to meet again later on Thursday.

We naturally have to first go back to the way you were eliminated from Pro League in such an uncharacteristic way, with mousesports coming back from 8-14 on the decider. What happened at the end there?

It's easiest to speak for myself, I think I threw some of the rounds, I think I could have won some of them on my own. But I guess it has something to do with being pretty tired after a really long game, your brain isn't working and you aren't making the right decisions in the right moments, and that is what cost us the game, in the end, I think. I'm actually blaming myself, pretty much, even though if you look at the statistics I had a pretty good best-of-three series. It was alright, but I'm still blaming myself because having a 14-8 lead and losing so many rounds in a row and me being so much in them, I think it was pretty much my fault.

Is that what caused your frustrated response? Was it difficult to recover from that?

Right after the game, I almost never rage and I have almost never raged in my whole career. When I rage it's because I have been doing something really, really bad. So yeah, that last part of Dust2 was really tough for me personally and I was just sad that I made so many mistakes that cost us the game, and it came out with me hitting the table a few times. Of course, it's not something I'm proud of, but it can happen to every player if they get really mad. Sometimes you just have so much frustration built up that you have to get it out somehow and, of course, you should never hit tables, but it happened and that's how it is.

There were other uncharacteristic hiccups in that series, with the most obvious one being that device tried to go for a knife on Overpass that almost cost you a round, which was something that people looked at and saw that it's not something Astralis normally do.

I just think Astralis should never go for knife kills, it always f**ks up. (laughs) Myself, I never go for knife kills because I know that right when I press the 3 button and I take the knife out, he turns around and hits me in the head, and then we lose the round because of it. Yeah, you have to be JW to do that kind of stuff. Yeah, it was an uncharacteristic best-of-three and device had a really bad game on Train, as well, which isn't something he's used to. It wasn't the best BO3 from us, but we should have won, and that's what matters to us. For us, it's really nice to see that even when we don't play our best and play a little bit poorly, we're still able to win the matches against really good teams.

Did it have anything at all to do with the pressure of the Danish crowd?

Nah, I don't think so. I think the loss in Odense was mainly about the rough schedule we had going from ECS to Odense, not getting enough sleep, and the less sleep you have the more it builds up. Then you have a long match on top of that, a really good mousesports team playing against you, as well, woxic going insane. But a lot of breaks, being tired, and stuff like that makes your decision making pretty poor. But I actually think we played alright in the match, I don't think we played badly, it was just a few small hiccups that cost us the game.

Back after you won ECS, device said that if you managed to win the last two events of the year it would undoubtedly be your year. Meanwhile, I talked to NAF earlier today and even he was saying 2019 is Astralis' again no matter what. How do you see that discussion? Is BLAST going to change anything?

I don't think BLAST is going to be decisive in whose year it was, if it was us or if it was Liquid. Liquid was the better team in the first half of the year even though we won almost two Majors in that part. I think they have been doing really well, but I do believe that Majors have a big influence on people and on the players, as well, and I think that's why NAF is also saying Astralis had the best year in 2019. I believe so, too, but I think it's with really small margins because I didn't feel that we deserved to have the best year. I'm just happy that there wasn't another team on top of us because that could have easily happened with how we played in the first half of the year. Astralis probably was the best team in 2019, but not like 2018.

Speaking of 2018, you've picked up the advantage over Liquid once again in the last few months with five consecutive wins. How do you manage to stay on top of them, playing them so much and even having another encounter against them to close the year?

I think we just perform really well when we play against Liquid. It's kind of weird and I don't really know why. I'm not sure if it's them performing worse when they are playing against us, maybe they still have something in the back of their minds playing against us. We have been winning Nuke twice in a row against them and I'm looking forward to see if they're going to ban Nuke this time around and actually play Train against us. The problem for them is that our Train is looking really good, as well, and one of the best maps in our pool right now. Back in 2018 when they started banning Nuke and let Train in it wasn't a good map for us, not the same as it is now. I think they're pretty confused about what to do in the veto process.

Well, what about what they're going to pick? Although with really close results, they won both Vertigo and Inferno when they alternated the picks in the last two series, how are you going to prepare for that?

Our Inferno is pretty strong, their Inferno is pretty strong, as well. What about Dust2? Yeah, I think maybe Dust2. But we won Dust2 twice against them too, actually... I think they're going to pick Mirage.

Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
oof xDDD
2019-12-12 10:59
4 replies
ZywOo | 
Australia MercAm
2019-12-12 11:00
1 reply
Real leader, respect to Gla1ve
2019-12-12 11:50
2019-12-12 11:42
1 reply
Nt no scene
2019-12-12 23:01
Norway H_Nygaard
2019-12-12 10:59
nt my mm teammate
2019-12-12 10:59
u ddi noob ahahahhaa
2019-12-12 10:59
ohhh i so a
2019-12-12 11:00
a moose ate my homework
2019-12-12 11:00
2 replies
bruh you're having a stroke
2019-12-12 11:01
1 reply
2019-12-12 11:02
Albania HLTV_God
2019-12-12 11:01
Disrespectful clown got what he deserved to get after that "bye".
2019-12-12 11:01
7 replies
+1 clown xD
2019-12-12 12:16
+1 Karma always comes back
2019-12-12 14:02
Karma always comes back
2019-12-12 14:02
Lul tru
2019-12-12 14:14
Did he write bye in chat?
2019-12-12 15:20
2 replies
He waved bye to the camera after they got 13-8 and put mouz on eco. They won the next round and then no more.
2019-12-12 16:59
1 reply
Norway dr_fiji
Nice, I didn’t notice before! And of course I had to watch the rest of the match, so good to see Astralis loose:)
2019-12-13 08:33
it was xyp’s fault
2019-12-12 11:01
cry is free
2019-12-12 11:01
Jesus | 
Czech Republic Jurys
that was karma my friend
2019-12-12 11:01
He mad.
2019-12-12 11:02
Slovakia ypsylonnn
Loses first tournament after 73828wins and smashes desk, now blames himself for thworing K den
2019-12-12 11:02
8 replies
Read the article lom
2019-12-12 11:09
6 replies
Finland N1ggers
+1 why can't people read the whole article before commenting some autistis shit? He takes the blame and aknowledges the mistakes that he did. I love glaive
2019-12-12 11:27
1 reply
Slovakia ypsylonnn
#66 And dont even bother responding, u are delusional astralis fan.
2019-12-12 13:20
Slovakia ypsylonnn
I'm still blaming myself because having a 14-8 lead and losing so many rounds in a row and me being so much in them, I think it was pretty much my fault. Unluko, they lost and he is clearly mad about it even though they literally won everything they could before, also if he wasnt mad he wouldnt punch tables lmaoxd So my point still stands
2019-12-12 13:19
3 replies
Finland N1ggers
He admit that he was mad???
2019-12-12 13:37
1 reply
Slovakia ypsylonnn
Thats not my point at all
2019-12-12 16:02
your point is stupid and doesn't stand
2019-12-12 15:08
Just the point he cant say that mouz played better, makes him so arrogant - 1.
2019-12-12 13:31
2019-12-12 11:03
that proved gla1ve < kArrigan LOL
2019-12-12 11:03
1 reply
2/8 nice CIS IQ 1 b03 after lots of fails=Chokigan god xD
2019-12-12 12:42
" I think they're going to pick Mirage." Lul
2019-12-12 11:04
2019-12-12 11:05
tarik | 
Norway MD!
gLa1ve. Enjoy the L buddy, you might get murdered soon in rio btw so be careful about that.
2019-12-12 11:08
1 reply
poor u
2019-12-12 12:33
2019-12-12 11:09
"I think they're going to pick Mirage." Bro it's your permaban. hOW HiGh ArE YoU??
2019-12-12 11:11
4 replies
Europe maglebagle
How do you not see that he is obviously joking? hOW HiGh ArE YoU??
2019-12-12 11:36
Maybe he's hinting that they're gonna ban Vertigo...
2019-12-12 16:09
2 replies
Hope not Vertigo is 50/50 Mirage more like 80/20 in favor of Liquid
2019-12-12 16:10
1 reply
True, though I hope they've been practicing/studying Mirage in secret and are gonna pull out some counter strats to blow more minds since that's what they do best
2019-12-12 16:17
mens 😎😎😎😎
2019-12-12 11:12
who cars still goat igl
2019-12-12 11:12
2 replies
Finland N1ggers
+1 best IGL to ever touch this game.
2019-12-12 11:26
1 reply
Poland J__ac_pis
Its Hunden
2019-12-12 12:34
Lmaoo excuses.
2019-12-12 11:16
Astralis wins this tournament ez
2019-12-12 11:19
How they can pick Mirafe lol?
2019-12-12 11:22
What a noob
2019-12-12 11:24
Arrogance will bring this team down
2019-12-12 11:25
10 replies
jks | 
New Zealand ^Roo^
Theyve remained the top team by far for a long time. They have earned a bit of arrogance. They still work even harder than most pro teams do to get all their unique executes and teamwork. I dont think they're complacent at all, knowing there are lots of good teams out atm
2019-12-12 11:38
6 replies
in the entire post he only talked about himself and how he made mistakes but he never accepted the fact that mousesports also played out of their minds happened with fnatic...happened with sk gaming....gonna happen with astralis too it is inevitable.**THANOS SNAP**
2019-12-12 12:43
5 replies
They didn't play out of their minds fnatic just turned into brollan + 4 retarded bots in the finals
2019-12-12 13:13
4 replies
you forget that they cameback twice itself against astralis i guess that counts
2019-12-12 14:53
3 replies
yeah against astralis they played well albeit astralis threw that a lot. In the Fnatic basically just played 1v5 and still got to 9 10 rounds
2019-12-12 15:14
2 replies
i don't get why people have a problem when the mighty fall...yeah they are good but they aren't the only ones...i'm not some hardcore fan of mousesports but damn you people are not ready to see astralis fall stop calling their failure as a throw...thats what people say to console themselves
2019-12-12 15:20
1 reply
threw as in they threw a big lead not that they purposely threw
2019-12-12 15:40
Lullll u seriously think they are arrogant?
2019-12-12 11:53
2 replies
Poland GodLk
Yes, that’s why they never go party with other players after big tournaments.
2019-12-12 12:18
1 reply
Or maybe they just don't like clubbing ?
2019-12-12 12:30
Finland ThroneB
Rather hit tables than people
2019-12-12 11:28
1 reply
nice one
2019-12-12 13:06
Spain elskio
true but doesn’t matters
2019-12-12 11:41
“You should never hit tables” Okay chill I think the table is going to be fine
2019-12-12 11:45
1 reply
Some tables a sensitive
2019-12-12 15:24
Can someone link me dev1ce's knife attempt that gla1ve mentions here?
2019-12-12 11:51
gla1ve is savage
2019-12-12 11:54
Striker c'mon learn English bro
2019-12-12 11:55
NAF | 
India FosFate
*insert glaive hitting table gif*
2019-12-12 11:56
2019-12-12 11:59
You just cant celebrate till you get the 16 bro
2019-12-12 12:03
Break the desk and move on.
2019-12-12 12:24
Who cares? Toxic POS anyway, deserves all the bad Karma he gets.
2019-12-12 12:32
Poland J__ac_pis
Can agree
2019-12-12 12:33
woxic | 
Ecuador luikE
Yes Yes, Bring back cobblestone, EZ4OG.
2019-12-12 12:34
Finland Miroyev
Here we go blamin' the jetlag jk it's a real thing
2019-12-12 12:38
He was dogshit in that 2nd half of the last map
2019-12-12 12:43
Normal player! This not you, a team Astralis)
2019-12-12 12:54
Gla1ve = insecure xaxa
2019-12-12 13:05
He did a big mistake on Dust2 final rounds thinking they would change the push to B on last 20 sec, but that's why he's the best IGL, he takes risks and decisions, most of the time they are right, so no problem, next time they will win.
2019-12-12 13:31
It wasnt about how did you play It was all about your action and being toxic against mouse players
2019-12-12 14:21
Brazil wololo10
He jynxed with the bye bye hand signal at 14x8
2019-12-12 14:22
cocky boi
2019-12-12 15:02
can you stop saying "yeah" before every sentence?
2019-12-12 15:09
CS players giving interviews are starting to sound like sports athletes now... shit
2019-12-12 15:13
As an Astralis fans, it is expected to see Astralis choke in homeland so nothing to blame btw that photo is perfect
2019-12-12 15:55
2019-12-12 16:21
admitting to throwing he should be banned
2019-12-12 16:52
Uncommon thing to say. Respect this guy.
2019-12-12 19:06
NiKo | 
Italy Ros1kk
Gla1ve is the man folks
2019-12-12 19:36
god he's so punchable just admit you lost and stfu,and he was sooo cocky in the camera during the match, fucking idiot
2019-12-12 20:43
2019-12-13 08:38
Axcuses new Astralis name
2019-12-13 08:46
Why smash desk ?
2019-12-13 11:27
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