Jack “Jackinho” Ström Mattson is one of our young and talented CS:GO players. We sat down to talk with him about the upcoming year, his role in the team and how he balance his career with his social life.
You’re playing for Property CS:GO Male Talent Team, how do you feel about being a part of this team?
I’m super proud and happy to represent Property. Anyone who followed CS for some time knows what they accomplished and that a lot of Swedish pros have played for them. So I’m very happy to be in this team!
Are you looking forward to 2017? What do you want to achieve this year with your team?
Yes! I want to win ESEA Main and go to premiere. I want to win Copenhagen Games and any other lan that we go to. I really want to win as much as possible and go as far as we can. It will be tough but anything is possible. We just need to work hard and learn from every loss.
What do you think about the talent-concept?
I like it alot. I’ve been playing for some time now and I always said that teams should have talent and academy teams because it makes it easier to produce talent and it’s important for esports to grow.
What role do you have in the team? What do you see yourself capable of in the future?
I play a hybrid role and move around the map to find entries and get map control. I’m usually the second guy in to get the trades and open the site. Previously I was the main awper but I still pick up awp on CT quite often and sometimes on T to find entries.
I’m always trying to improve as a player in every way, For me it’s important to master every aspect of the game. I work really hard and I always have over 120 hours last 2 weeks. If you want to be better than someone you need to play more and practice more than them.
Tell us the story about how you became a CS:GO player?
My older brother used to play 1.6 with his friends and my parents didn’t allow me to play it myself so I would sit next to my brother everyday and watch him play. I always wanted to play and eventually I got his old pc and started playing myself. One day when we were searching for a game in 1.6 we realized the game was dead and we bought CS:GO to give it a shot. I started playing awp servers and aim maps and eventually I started playing everyday.
What’s your favorite weapon and why?
AK-47 because it’s 1 shot HS.
How long have you been a fan of esports and wanted to be a part of it?
My best memory was watching NiP win their first major 2014 at ESL One Cologne and it’s pretty much ever since then I’ve been wanting to become a professional more than anything.
How do you feel about balancing gaming with your social life, since gaming takes up quite a lot of time?
We don’t practice during the weekends so I have time to spend time with family and friends, but I usually play games with my friends anyway.
What do you think about people comparing you to Coldzera?
He’s the best player in the world and the type of player I want to be. Good with all weapons. Smart, Consistent, team player, very skilled. Most of the demos I watch is Coldzera demos to learn how he plays and what he does for his team, so I definitely try to copy and learn from him.