torzsi: "I'm a bit sad that we have to say goodbye, but I feel blessed to play the last CS:GO final"
The Hungarian AWPer says he missed playing under Kamil "siuhy" Szkaradek's leadership.
MOUZ got off to a solid start after adding siuhy during the summer break and traversed the IEM Cologne Play-In without much difficulty. They defeated the TheMongolz and Ninjas in Pyjamas to secure their place at the main event, where their solitary win came against Natus Vincere.
After the tournament in Germany MOUZ successfully qualified for the Thunderpick World Championship but missed out on a BLAST Showdown spot. It was then time for MOUZ to return to LAN at ESL Pro League S18, where they secured seven straight wins on their way to the final. Their opponents were no slouches either, as their scalps included Heroic, FaZe, G2, and ENCE.
Congrats on making the EPL final. Talk me through your feelings in this moment right now.
Thank you, first of all. I'm just really happy, and I'm really excited for the final as well. It's not over yet, so we have to focus on the next game versus NAVI, who are a great team. I'm just really excited to play a final again after Dallas. Hopefully, the outcome will be better tomorrow.
I wanted to ask you about the match against ENCE. You looked pretty flat on CT Vertigo, but then you bounced back with a dominant win on Nuke. What do you think helped you do that?
It's a lot of things. Vertigo CT side, I was not feeling too good. I don't feel too comfortable on that map, to be honest, it's not really an AWPers map. You can't have a lot of impact on Vertigo, I feel like. I mean, you can, but it's really difficult.
I didn't have a single good round on the Vertigo CT side, and I just couldn't help the team, unfortunately. But I knew it's not my map. I like Nuke, it's my favorite map, and I knew I just had to do my things and it would come naturally.
It seemed like you had the crowd on your side as well. Did that help?
It's a little crowd. It's not like playing in Dallas, Cologne, or Rio, but it's still such a good feeling to have a little crowd in front of you when they are cheering for you.
You move to the final tomorrow against NAVI. What do you expect from that game?
NAVI is a great team, and also they picked up a Hungarian analyst lately, flashie. I'm just really happy we have a Hungarian final, if you can say that. He's not a player, but still, he made it there, and I really like him. In general, NAVI is a great team. The best player, s1mple, is there, and I'm pretty excited about the game. Our goal is to lift the trophy, and this is the last CS:GO trophy, so we are hungry for the win. It's just a great feeling to be there, and I'm hoping we can win the game.
How would it feel for you personally to win the final CS:GO LAN event?
It's such a good feeling, and also sad to be honest, because I will miss CS:GO. It's the best game I have ever played, and I don't know if CS2 could replicate that feeling. CS:GO is in such a good state at the moment, that it's just so good to play. I am a little bit sad that we have to say goodbye, but I feel blessed to play the last CS:GO final.
Talking about CS2, did you play it much? How do you feel about the game?
I played 20 games maximum, I think. It's okay. I don't think it's ready for competitive gameplay, they have to fix a lot of things. But in general, I like the new look, and I think it looks okay. It's just the gameplay, it doesn't feel like CS:GO.
MOUZ signed siuhy in the last off-season. How is it playing under him again?
I really missed him, and I am really happy to have him back in the team, he helps me a lot. He's just a guy that you want to have on the team. He gives really good vibes, and his calling is amazing. He's also micromanaging a lot, and he's just amazing to play under. Hopefully, we can lift our first trophy together.