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Veteran Counter-Striker GeT_RiGhT did an AMA on the Global Offensive subreddit today, giving his take on the state of CS:GO and how his team, NiP, prepares for tournaments. Below are Mr. RiGhT's most interesting responses.
He doesn't mind the AWP nerf
Question: "What do you think about the new AWP update?"
"I'm fine with it, nothing that affects me in the whole to be honest - Even tho it sucks abit with the autosniper ;)"
Question: "Do you think Valve i heading towards the right direction with the last update and former updates?"
Question: "When you can change one thing (only one) in CS:GO what would it be?"
"I have no idea, I like how it is now.. Pistols could be nerfed tho?"
Question: "What do you think is the most blatant problem currently in CS:GO?"
"I don't know to be honest, there has been alot of different updates since the begínning of GO - Some has been good, some bad - But in the whole general point of view, I think the most updates are fine. Like, I do like the new update even tho alot of people complains, but sometimes u have to just "adapt" on how the things are and be 'fine' with it if you ask me.
I'd love to get back when you could actually run'n'spray update tho.. ;)"
Cobblestone is his favorite map
Question: "What do you think about the current status of the competitive map pool? What is your favourite map, and your least favourite, and why?"
"I'm actually 'kinda' okay how it is now, even tho they have removed (train - best map before) and now nuke (my other favorite map) :((( But I'm really looking forward to see how the new train will be played, going to be cool.
My favorite map before was cbble/cpl_fire and nowadays cobblestone! And the least one, Not sure to be honest. I don't like dust2 time to time!"
NiP's newest player brings "calmness" to the team
Question: "What does Allu bring to NiP that allowed you to finally take down Fnatic?"
"We actually won over fnatic before we played with allu, so that wasn't the problem if you ask me. What allu brings is alot of laughter, more calmness (can you write that?) ideas that you thought of but thought it was not fit to us as a group and more understanding on how he/we want to play the game.. Basically, a great team player! There is more that could be added, but there is so many more questions that I need to answer so I hope this is fine for now! :)"
...and playing calmly matters
Question: "Did you have to work on keeping your cool?"
"We have forced ourself to become more relax and get a better understanding that if we want to become better as a team and feel more calm. We have to be calm."
His match prep is simple
Question: "Do you have any routines before you play a big match?"
"Take it easy, listen to music - Go volume 0 on the knife round - get a good grip/understanding on how You want to play the game. Nothing more."
Question: "What do you do in preparation for a major tournament?"
"Play play play play play play play play demos play play play play play play demos play play play play play play etc ;D"
He plays MOBAs
Question: "Do you actively play any other games than CS?"
"Alot of League of Legends at the moment.. But I'd love to play some Doto [sic] time to time and other mobile games on my phone (at the moment I'm playing Geometry Dash)"