It’s been a long time since we did a Howl here at Wolves eSports but it is back! This is Howl number 4 and this time our Counterstrike: Global Offensive team is answering a few questions after a busy few weeks with a lot of CS action going on all over the place.
Lineup Wolves eSports CSGO:
Andreas “Myschoo” Rändler
Niklas “sIKK.” Welk
Marcel “FleX” Fischer
Danny “Fl!NT” Decker
Jonas “Müller” Müller
We had all 5 players answering some of the questions with Marcel “FleX” Fischer taking care of the team related questions. Let’s jump straight into it!
Hello Marcel, we usally start with a short introduction about the player or the team. Would you be so kind to introduce yourself
FleX: Hey, my name is Marcel, or FleX ingame. I am 19 years old and together with Myschoo, Müller, FL!NT and siKK., I am playing Counterstrike here at Wolves eSports. My main role is the AWP. I managed to gather some experience in the 2nd Division of the 99Damage Liga and the ESL Pro Series (now called ESL Meisterschaft). We’re currently trying to play our way to the top of the German scene.
Before we go any further, what are some of your hobbies outside of gaming?
FleX: I enjoy doing sports such as tennis, table tennis or billiard with my friends.
Müller: Besides esports I am fascinated by history and languages. Both are interests I’d like to pursue in the future.
FL!NT: I’m interested in anything related to media design. Doesn’t matter if it’s photo editing, video editing, 3D modeling or even level design. There are practically no limits when it comes to your own creativity in these.
sIKK.: In my free time I’m usually out with friends, play billiard, or go swimming. I’m adding diving soon, though. I’m also into spiritual things such as meditation or lucid dreaming and read quite a few books about it.
Myschoo: Apart from CSGO and work I don’t have that much time for other things. I’m doing sports and go out with friends but not that much more to be honest.
Pretty much all the leagues you guys play in are in off-season at the moment and you spend a lot of time preparing for them to start. What are the goals in the 99 Damage Liga and the ESL Meisterschaft?
FleX: The goal in both leagues is the promotion into their respective second division. With a good preparation we have a decent shot at it in my opinion and we have small advantage as it seems like we are the only German team that is going into the new season with the same lineup. Of course, there are some good teams waiting for us but I’d cheekily say there are no teams in either 3rd division that we aren’t able to beat.
You attended the Supreme Masters in Switzerland not too long ago and since some time has past after the event, how would you describe your experience?
FleX: The event itself was, for it’s first iteration, relatively well organised. A bit of delay and a lack of stream coverage are my main points of criticism. And even if the Supreme Masters haven’t been what we hoped for in terms of results we were able to learn a lot during and after the event. Our team chemistry is even better than before. I’m not just playing with team mates but with friends which is an important point for me. If you put in a lot of work and invest a decent amount of time, having fun is critical as it would quickly wear down your motivation. We have a clear plan and goals ahead that we willingly invest everything we have into to achieve them!
Let’s talk about something else! Who is the one responsible for the tactics and who is calling during the matches?
FleX: I’m the one preparing most of our tactics, executes and our play style in general. However, sIKK. is the one who is calling in game.
Real talk now: Who is the worst learner in the team when it comes to tactics and grenades?
FleX: Everyone is learning rather fast. Sadly, the same goes for forgetting them though.
Why do you guys play CSGO and not a different game? What keeps you playing?
FleX: The incredibly amount of depth and that you can always improve.
Müller: For me, CSGO is the only game that managed to keep me hooked over a longer period of time and even with bigger breaks I was able to get back into it comfortably.
FL!NT: CSGO offers an incredible amount of depth when it comes to tactics and individual play style. You can learn something new and useful every day and the meta changes from time to time which keeps CSGO fun and engaging.
sIKK.: A team based shooter with sometimes wonky mechanics. What more do you want?
Myschoo: It’s the only competitive game that motivates me and I have fun with long term.
Follow up question coming in. If you could not play CSGO ever again, what game would you play competitively, if any?
FleX: I most likely wouldn’t play any other game competitively but rather spend my evenings playing different games for a few hours. You never know what the features holds, though.
Müller: I’d defnitely switch to PUBG as every FPS esport title motivates me.
FL!NT: I would take a look at Rainbow Six:Siege as it offers the same amount of tactical depth as CSGO, maybe even more. The mechanical skills are similiar despite different gun play, too.
sIKK.: I wouldn’t play any other game as esports takes a lot of dedication when it comes to time investment which is something I most likely won’t do again.
Myschoo: If CSGO wouldn’t exist anymore, i’d maybe try League of Legends without investing as much time as I did with CSGO and focus on real life more.
Let’s talk about the pro scene now. It’s always interesting to know who you guys support and cheer for during the major or any other event. Let us know who your favourite team and player is!
FleX: I cheer for BIG as they are the best German team since a long time and always put in everything they got. When it comes to players, “ISSAA” from HellRaisers. He came into FPL as a nobody, always chased his dream and now qualified for the Major. You can tell there is a strong dedication and love for the game.
Müller: The old TSM, now Astralis, is the perfect example for a CSGO team in my mind and it would be a dream to even just get close to those players. Talking about individual players I have to say “s1mple” as he’s the best player in the world and his skill is unmatched even on the highest level of competition.
FL!NT: It’s BIG for me. For me, they are the German national team in a sense as they represent Germany in the highest CSGO competitions out there. My favourite player is “tabseN”.
sIKK.: BIG for me as well. Their team spirit and their motivation inspire. Talking about players, shox is my favourite, He’s an insane player with a lot of game sense.
Myschoo: NiP and “GeT_RiGhT” all the way! They’re just one of the, if not the most likeable team and person in CSGO. I follow them ever since I knew about CSGO.
What is your favourite Counterstrike moment of all times when it comes to the pro scene?
FleX: BIG going 3:0 in groups at the Krakow Major, especially the extremely close 16:14 win. I can’t recall I ever yelled and cheered so loud and much before.
Müller: The “Olofboost” from FNATIC at the Dreamhack Winter 2014 tournament. They’ve shown how many possibilities there are to win the game which no other game offers in my opinion.
FL!NT: When it comes to events, it’s BIG live at the ESL One Cologne. The atmosphere and the feeling to cheer for BIG was legendary. My favourite moment however was at the ESL One Cologne in 2014. Hiko, back then playing for cloud9, vs dignitas. It was one of the first moment that gave me goosebumps after Anders and Semmler went crazy while casting it.
sIKK.: I was attending the ESL Meisterschafts finals when Euronics Gaming won the title with FaveN.
Myschoo: Happy’s Deagle ace against TSM. It was simply an insanely strong play from Happy and I loved how the caster reacted to it.
Last but not least, this is where you can say whatever you want! Well, maybe not everything but you get the idea. Go!
FL!NT: We settled quite well at Wolves and are extremely happy with the communication between the players and the management. The support we received from Wolves eSports and their partners that allowed us to attend the Supreme Masters in Switzerland is fantastic, thanks for that! I’m excited for the next seasons!
Müller: I hope the cooperation between the organisation and the team continues to be this well and I’m happy my team and I have found a home. This is not always easy and hasn’t been in the past.
sIKK.: A huge thank you to Wolves eSports as they made this whole experience possible and I hope we’re onto a bright future. #KeepHowling!
Myschoo: The best thing will always be to attend offline events with the boys. The feeling, the hype, the motivation and the focus while rocking the jersey sitting next to each other is just indescribable. We thank Wolves and their partners that allowed us to experience a wonderful event in Switzerland.