Following Vitality's win over G2 at the BLAST.tv Paris Major RMR, BLIX sat down with Vitality and Astralis legend Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen to discuss being an esports professional after having a child, how it feels to be the only player to qualify to every Major and his feelings about CS2.
Hugo "TheSwedishJoker" Nilsson Meier, BLIX: So, you’ve recently become a father. How has life changed for you as a CS:GO player? Have the routines changed now that you have a kid?
Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen: Not that much, not in terms of the team. The only thing that changed is I get up a lot earlier so I will put up a lot of my individual hours early in the day, between 6 and 9 in the morning. I think that’s the whole thing, other than that I don’t think anything changed. I’m still going to all the tournaments and my girlfriend at home is taking care of our kid, so it wouldn’t be possible without her.
BLIX: You’re the only CS:GO player to have competed at all of the Majors. Knowing this will be the last CS:GO Major, do you feel a bit sentimental coming into it?
dupreeh: Both yes and no, obviously it means a lot to me to be the only player to have played all nineteen but it’s not something I’ve put too much heart into. Now that I’ve gotten it, yes, I’m really proud of it, but it’s not something I focused on doing and achieving or anything. Being the last Major in CS:GO, it’s been a really long career for me and I’ve been playing them all, that’s very unique. In some sense it’s sad but it’s also exciting that we’re going to have Counter-Strike 2 because CS:GO has been the game I’ve had all of my career.
BLIX: CS2 will not be released until this summer, but have you had any chance to try the beta yet?
dupreeh: I played a couple of hours on the beta but that’s all I’ve done. I was more focused on obviously preparing for the Major and the RMR here, so that’s what my full focus was on, and we’ll see what happens after the summer.
BLIX: Will we see you still competing in CS2, after Paris?
Dupreeh: I hope so! That’s what I wish for and then we’ll see what happens. I’m not quite sure if I will continue my career in CS2, it depends on how things turn out.