flusha on playing with autimatic and suNny: "It’s probably not going to happen"

The three-time Major champion explained why he stepped down from fnatic earlier this year, and discussed his future plans in the latest episode of 'HLTV Confirmed'.

Earlier this month, Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist stepped down from fnatic for the third time in his career, less than 18 months after he and Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim had rejoined the team. The 27-year-old, who was replaced by Jack "⁠Jackinho⁠" Ström Mattsson in the Swedish squad, helped them to win DreamHack Masters Malmö in October 2019 and ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe in April 2020 in his most recent tenure.

The 27-year-old appeared on Monday as a guest in the ‘HLTV Confirmed’ podcast and explained the reason behind his departure from fnatic's active lineup this time.

flusha wants to be a dedicated in-game leader

"I really want to be an in-game leader for the rest of my career," flusha said. He revealed that when fnatic came knocking in 2019, he was supposed to become the skipper, but when moves for Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson and Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner failed to materialise, the team turned to Golden, who had led the squad to victory in 2018 at IEM Katowice and at the WESG World Finals.

Even though flusha wasn't calling, he said that everything was fine while they were still finishing top four in every tournament. They had consistent results at the beginning of their journey and most notably won DreamHack Masters Malmö in October, just three weeks after the team was officially announced.

The ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe was the only tournament that fnatic won in 2020. They reached the semi-finals of IEM Katowice in March, the only big LAN event of the year, and finished third in Flashpoint 2, in December. It was after they lost to Virtus.pro in the semi-finals of the $1 million league that flusha informed the organisation that he wanted to leave, although he had also considered the move in mid-2020 after some mixed results.

One day before his official benching, a report from DBLTAP revealed that flusha, Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta, and Miikka "⁠suNny⁠" Kemppi had approached several organisations to potentially create a new team. The Swede hailed his former Cloud9 teammate as "the perfect person" to have in a team and said that he shares the same mentality as the ENCE player when it comes to the game.

"The rumors were true, but this is probably not going to happen anymore," flusha said. "We had five players interested and willing to do this if we had an organisation that could make it happen, but I think that in this state of CS:GO, organisations are really hesitant to either buy a lot of players and maybe let their team go if they have one, or just buy into CS:GO.

"We didn't have a lot of interest from organisations that were already established. There were people who wanted to create something around us, but we really wanted to go to a place that was already established."

The 27-year-old also revealed that he was approached by FaZe many times in the past, including before Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač was signed from mousesports in early 2017.

"I never felt that I would get to be the in-game leader that I want to be in FaZe, especially with NiKo on the team," he explained. "I think it would be hard for me to just come in and demand respect."

For now, flusha doesn't have a plan. The veteran is fine to just sit around and wait for offers as he wants to make the best decision for his career. He doesn't rule out the possibility of teaming up with other Swedish players and helping to develop young talents.

"I think there is a lot of talent in Sweden, you can't really see it now because the Swedes have this personality trait that everyone wants to be a superstar and teams can't really work if all five players want to do the same things," he explained. "If I wanted to stay locally and develop Swedish players, I think it wouldn't be a really good team, but I think I could improve them and we could become a farm team. Help the Swedish scene in that way."

You can access the full VOD of Monday's episode of 'HLTV Confirmed' below.

Sweden Jack 'Jackinho' Ström Mattsson
Jack 'Jackinho' Ström Mattsson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
70
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
711
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
792
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1189
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1734
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1364
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1122
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
this is so sad :(
2021-02-02 20:37
16 replies
+1((
2021-02-02 20:37
5 replies
#33
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Ukraine Chrisjkk
Bot Plusha
2021-02-02 20:58
4 replies
WELCOME to valorent my dear friend
2021-02-03 06:16
3 replies
#110
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South Africa Graug_RSA
Oh God NO!!!!! FUCK NO! that game is way to boring for such a dynamic player like flusha
2021-02-03 07:02
he said in that interview that its not gonna happen.
2021-02-03 10:13
username checks out
2021-02-04 20:36
flusha cheater :)
2021-02-02 20:50
7 replies
#76
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Latvia FieryBlood
so is simple :)
2021-02-02 22:39
i was joking OMFG
2021-02-03 00:50
1 reply
exactly....
2021-02-03 08:56
#112
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Denmark dyinbyran
flusha 0 ban s1mple 1 ban(that explains the 1 in his name)
2021-02-03 07:15
3 replies
When the second hits will he be s2mple?
2021-02-03 11:27
2 replies
Exactly
2021-02-03 12:09
#139
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Denmark dyinbyran
S1mple (1ban) AKA S2mple(Shadowed by zywoo to always be nr 2) are the same person
2021-02-03 14:21
can we get 50 likes
2021-02-02 21:05
+1((( wouldve really liked to see that team
2021-02-03 00:36
#2
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Argentina nokkiii
flusha to nip confirmed
2021-02-02 20:37
11 replies
Would hampus relinquish the igl role?
2021-02-02 20:54
5 replies
#36
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Argentina nokkiii
do u think NiP would care about hampussy if FLUSHA joined NiP?
2021-02-02 20:59
4 replies
I think hampus don't mind giving the igl role to him
2021-02-02 22:35
3 replies
hampus would be the one getting benched
2021-02-03 06:41
2 replies
no they already benched twist
2021-02-03 08:28
1 reply
Yeah, I meant that if they were to bring flusha in now, after already replacing twist.
2021-02-03 17:41
NiP Flusha this is so cursed its worse than sprite with bananas
2021-02-02 23:04
3 replies
#113
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Australia opzy
Feels the same as fnatic xizt
2021-02-03 07:21
2 replies
You know that Xizt actually played for Fnatic befor playing for NIP?
2021-02-03 10:26
1 reply
#131
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Australia opzy
yeah but in the realm of csgo its weird
2021-02-03 11:17
100%
2021-02-03 10:58
"I never felt that I would get to be the in-game leader that I want to be in FaZe, especially with NiKo on the team," he explained. "I think it would be hard for me to just come in and demand respect." ooooooo
2021-02-02 20:41
8 replies
Lost all respect I never had for Niko
2021-02-02 20:49
2 replies
#64
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Australia z3ro_
Rip nexa
2021-02-02 21:43
1 reply
1 month later *G2 announce Niko IGL, nexa to be benched*
2021-02-02 22:21
imagine not respecting flusha, just wtf :D
2021-02-02 20:56
3 replies
#102
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Indonesia lumayan
+1
2021-02-03 02:06
Cheater
2021-02-03 07:06
it's easy when you have a big ego like niko's
2021-02-04 20:58
BuT NiKo DoEsNt WaNt tO IgL
2021-02-03 04:22
#5
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Jordan Zereeni
sad
2021-02-02 20:38
#6
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Finland Cucumber))
rip suNny's career?
2021-02-02 20:38
2 replies
rip goat firepower
2021-02-03 10:36
1 reply
SADNESS MENS((
2021-02-03 11:40
#7
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Romania sky27
bad for scene
2021-02-02 20:38
#8
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Finland Teukkasd
:(( sad
2021-02-02 20:38
rip time to go to nip?
2021-02-02 20:38
talk to Secret to make the team
2021-02-02 20:39
This was a saddening article :( All the best to Flusha!
2021-02-02 20:39
2 replies
dont worry next week he will be playing valorent with getright.
2021-02-03 06:16
1 reply
#130
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Sweden Svahn
Get_right the content creator
2021-02-03 11:17
Nip flusha
2021-02-02 20:39
1 reply
yup
2021-02-02 21:07
FaZe flusha
2021-02-02 20:39
6 replies
#54
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Sri Lanka schnozz
Since flusha wants to be an IGL, will faze pick him if karrigan refuse to join ?
2021-02-02 21:13
5 replies
#71
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Asia Torsyen
No one will disrespect flusha anymore
2021-02-02 22:09
This could actually be a good idea
2021-02-02 23:29
+flusha +sunNy -rain -olof Twistzz sunNy flusha coldzera broky I'd put autimatic here, except he has spent the last 2/3 years going from the most complete player/ultimate glue guy in NA to a washed up stoner who preferred to stick around in a dead c9 team for over a year while living in their LA gaming house collecting checks, and now has decided that he should be a main AWPer. Killed his career. Maybe the most disappointing/wasted career of any NA player.
2021-02-03 06:46
2 replies
hard truth about auti
2021-02-03 10:42
pain.
2021-02-03 18:00
#14
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Canada JC_123
F
2021-02-02 20:40
rip((
2021-02-02 20:40
#16
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Poland kruky
- friberg + flusha
2021-02-02 20:41
6 replies
-harre +flush Friberg go back to entry. Flusha Forest Friberg Hallzerk Heap Not terrible
2021-02-02 20:45
5 replies
Not gonna happen, but that would actually be an insane fun team to watch. I'd be so hyped.
2021-02-02 21:02
#90
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Italy ROMAG
-friberg - harr3 +flusha +olofm. I would kill to ser f0rest, olofm,, flusha and krimz playing together
2021-02-03 00:23
3 replies
+11
2021-02-03 01:01
I thought olofm wanted to retire though?
2021-02-03 02:05
1 reply
dignitas is basically the same thing
2021-02-03 12:43
That team could have turned out very promising (depending on the other two players), really sad
2021-02-02 20:42
1 reply
true :(
2021-02-03 00:38
NIP or Faze?
2021-02-02 20:42
ABSOLUTE LEGEND <3
2021-02-02 20:43
#20
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Turkey gozgoz43
sunny flusha woxic auto and ???? who is next??
2021-02-02 20:44
2 replies
Except flusha n auto all trash
2021-02-02 20:50
woxic with auto and flusha on one team nahhhhh they want players who respect each other
2021-02-02 21:11
SAD
2021-02-02 20:44
#22
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Portugal joaosenra
NIP flusha .... VAC IS COMING
2021-02-02 20:44
NiP Flusha
2021-02-02 20:49
flush a
2021-02-02 20:56
#31
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Lebanon Dogman69
I mean automatic will move to EU for the project to work NA never moves to EU, so..
2021-02-02 20:57
2 replies
RUSH? Twistzz? 100T core? More will follow if NA doesn't get its shit together.
2021-02-02 20:58
or he'll just switch to valorant
2021-02-02 21:01
Mouz or faze flusha
2021-02-02 20:58
1 reply
#148
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Turkey LantarEZ
karrigan to faze, flusha to mouz
2021-02-04 10:57
legend of the game, most creative player ever please keep on playing for many years
2021-02-02 21:00
3 replies
<3
2021-02-02 21:07
<3
2021-02-02 21:37
#149
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Turkey LantarEZ
agreed
2021-02-04 10:57
Flusha to Faze
2021-02-02 21:01
2 replies
how does the brush work?
2021-02-02 21:08
1 reply
its fucking magical so it does not do shit <3
2021-02-02 23:47
I don't understand those old pros moving out of their teams and giving up large paychecks. It's obvious that no one will sign 27 y old while there is a ton of young talent available in the market.
2021-02-02 21:01
5 replies
#67
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Poland RoDaK
Ahhh Ukraina, he didn't move out, he was benched, and signing flusha is a good move even for his insight
2021-02-02 21:58
1 reply
>It was after they lost to Virtus.pro in the semi-finals of the $1 million league that flusha informed the organisation that he wanted to leave wtf
2021-02-02 23:00
Not everything you do in life is dictated by the pay you recieve. There's no point in taking a lot of money if you're unhappy when you're getting it.
2021-02-02 22:08
2 replies
There is also no point in not milking orgs until you retire. CS:GO pros literally can only play videogames. The more money they'll steal until retirement in they 30's — the more secured will be their life.
2021-02-02 23:00
1 reply
You realize when you get benched your salary isn't the same as a full-time player, right? The instant he decided he wanted a new team he was going to be put on the bench. Why pretend you're happy when you aren't? Your perspective is entirely monetary, which is both childish and unrealistic. If I hated what I was doing I wouldn't do it, and that would only change if I was getting paid an ABSURD amount of money. Also there are plenty of pros with job prospects outside of gaming, and doing something new at 30 is actually not difficult.
2021-02-03 00:17
RIP
2021-02-02 21:01
Get rid of the shitter harr3 and join dognitas
2021-02-02 21:02
#44
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Philippines Kirb
expected from niko twoface toledo
2021-02-02 21:02
If mouz.dexter wont happen they can get flusha. But i think he'll join nip, hampus to support role.
2021-02-02 21:02
Good, no more paycheck stealing!
2021-02-02 21:02
#51
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Lebanon Dogman69
just go join nip
2021-02-02 21:10
oh no
2021-02-02 21:12
#55
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United Kingdom TC10
..........right
2021-02-02 21:21
Flusha wants to IGL; faze need 1 and need a IGL .. looks like it's time for him to try FaZe boys
2021-02-02 21:29
flusha LEGEND
2021-02-02 21:37
wtf that is sad
2021-02-02 21:38
#62
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Chile cristiaan
sad :(
2021-02-02 21:38
#63
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United States edemongo
autimatic to valorant?
2021-02-02 21:42
Dignitas flusha confirmed? Especially after today's dignitas game.
2021-02-02 21:51
3 replies
#81
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Sweden Svahn
He's not nearly that desperate. He's 27,not 47
2021-02-02 23:05
2 replies
Didn't said he's desperate but there is some potential in dig. What are his other options for instance? And for sure he's not going to be igl in a major team like faze, nip or others, let's be realistic. 1 is bench 2 maybe mouz if karrigan is leaving as igl but seriously doubt that 3 dig?
2021-02-03 11:09
1 reply
#129
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Sweden Svahn
No you didn't say that, I said that. Eh all teams you mentioned are below Fnatic so I don't see why he couldn't join any team he wants. In fact, I think he's getting offers from major players it's just the state of csgo right now that sucks. I think you have Flusha confused with Get_right. Flusha is far from finished and any team would be dumb not to take the smartest mind in csgo on their roster. Don't take my word for it, just ask them.
2021-02-03 11:07
#66
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Brazil SecondKS
flusha for IGLing in Faze, if karrigan don't go, for sure!
2021-02-02 21:56
NiKo toxic af confirmed
2021-02-02 22:09
1 reply
#84
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Canada firtlast
been confirmed since 2016
2021-02-02 23:33
#72
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Turkey yeeGeT
prob to nip
2021-02-02 22:10
feelsbadman
2021-02-02 22:13
mouz flusha FaZe karrigan
2021-02-02 22:55
COVID Be messing everything. Hopefully one day we can see flusha and autimatic on the same team.
2021-02-02 23:31
#86
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Poland SebL
Don't give up flusha, I'm sure he still can play for a not bad team.
2021-02-02 23:50
1 reply
Should he play for Faze, it'll will be epic.
2021-02-03 05:38
Rip
2021-02-02 23:57
#88
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Slovakia Adwarin
:( GL&HF senor VAC
2021-02-03 00:02
#91
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Chile nachooww
so...if faze can't get karrigan, faze flusha incoming
2021-02-03 00:27
Maybe Secret or Smash could sign them but dunno
2021-02-03 00:42
FAZE/MOUZ FLUSHA POG
2021-02-03 00:57
sadly expected, many orgs are focusing on Valorant now. also, based on the big orgs: liquid already picked fallen, faze has twistzz, godsent unveiled a brazilian team, and it goes on and on. feels bad for the trio
2021-02-03 00:58
HAHAHA GET REKT
2021-02-03 01:11
Of koors floosha xiter
2021-02-03 01:13
Probably
2021-02-03 03:14
NORTH: GRUX LEKR0 FLUSHA - - Swedes>Danes Olofm(!)? Gtr (Kappa).
2021-02-03 07:32
NIKO LUL, HAHA
2021-02-03 07:40
fatty flush....pro cheater and 0 skill
2021-02-03 09:20
What a sparkling personality! Irony may occur.
2021-02-03 09:26
FNATIC FOUND OUT ABOUT FLUSHAS CHEATS! THAT'S WHY THEY KICKED HIM. VALVE DIDN'T WANT THE INFORMATION TO GET OUT TO THE PUBLIC BECAUSE OF THE DAMAGE IT WOULD DO TO THE SCENE WOULD BE TOO BIG.
2021-02-03 10:03
#125
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Finland kalza1
TSM PLEASE INVEST WE ALL KNOW YOU HAVE THE MONEY
2021-02-03 10:49
washed up
2021-02-03 10:56
i really wanted that to happen
2021-02-03 12:17
if you want respect first thing you can do is toggle off mr vac
2021-02-03 12:33
dignitas f0rest flusha olof (if he doesnt retire but dig is basically the same thing anyways) lekr0 hallzerk actual team that can win games
2021-02-03 12:47
#140
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Argentina facuzinho
Dignitas would be good with -H4rr3 +flusha
2021-02-03 14:24
#141
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Sweden hausmanis
I dont get how Flusha as an IGL isnt more hot than what it is. I mean take for example Faze, looking for a IGL, why not Flusha ? maybe they tried tho, sounds like that on the Flusha interview. But Fnatic Flusha IGL > Golden IGL
2021-02-03 14:33
i hope he finds a new team soon
2021-02-03 14:36
FaZe flusha
2021-02-03 15:26
Players need to lower their demands with their salaries lol. Paying over 10k€/month is way too much when the team has everything to prove. When you see that C9 is paying Xeppaa 30k$/month it's mindblowing honestly. No wonder why orgs do not want to invest in CS:GO anymore. You guys have the prize money + high salaries + accomodations sometimes and all that. I don't know how this will end, but with covid many orgs pulled out and it's not surprising.
2021-02-03 16:27
flusha (IGL) dennis (Entry) twist (Rifler/2nd AWP) jayzaR (AWP) kreaz (Rifler) Coach: Xizt
2021-02-03 18:59
#150
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Indonesia FinZzz
He could actually become a great IGL. He is definitely one of the smartest and experienced players in the top scene rn. I feel like he can excel in that role.
2021-02-04 16:38
"We didn't have a lot of interest from organisations that were already established. There were people who wanted to create something around us, but we really wanted to go to a place that was already established." = just nicer words for thing that they were really greedy for big money and new orgs couldn't give it, flusha, suNny and autimatice doesn't love gaming or fans, just money
2021-02-05 17:18
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