An interviewer at the CSGO Asia Championships 2019 absolutely fumbled while talking with ENCE player Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi, creating an incredibly awkward situation.
One of the biggest Asian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments is well underway, with the Asian Championships taking place from November 20-24.
The tournament is held in Shanghai and gives two of the best Chinese CS:GO teams a chance to show what they’re made of against some of the best teams in the world. So far things have been going well in-game, but, the same can’t be said for one interview in particular.
ENCE were able to overcome Mousesports in a tough series to top their group. Their newest signing, suNny, was called up for the interview and it was far from what players and fans are used to.
Things got off to a rocky start as the player and interviewer stood in complete silence in front of the camera for thirty seconds, presumably due to a production error. Things only got worse from there, however, as the Fin was asked about his feelings on ex-ENCE player Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen’s new roster.
“Well, Aleksib has a new team… what’s the thoughts on this new line-up?” asked the interviewer. SuNny asked for the full roster, and this is where things began to get really awkward.
“It’s Aleksib, Nathan ‘NBK-‘ Schmitt, and ooh, uhh… I can’t” said the interviewer, before asking for support from his production crew – leaving suNny to stand there waiting.
He then found out the third player is Valdemar ‘valde’ Bjørn Vangså. However, CSGO teams are made up of five players, so the ENCE player asked for the remaining two. Once again he was stranded as the interviewer asked for help from the Chinese crew.
They couldn’t be of help this time, leaving the pair to awkwardly stand in front of the camera, waiting for a response. After a while suNny broke the silence, saying “okay, good talk” then the awkward silence carried on.
Both stood there quietly for another thirty seconds with fans laughing and cringing at the situation in the chat.
The interviewer then asked for his opinion about those three players, before quickly wrapping up the interview, no doubt feeling the pressure from forgetting the squad.