CS:GO fans slam BLAST for ‘borderline cringe’ Paris Major player interviews

Are they right?

Photo by Michał Konkol via BLAST

The BLAST.tv Paris CS:GO Major has been at the center of attention of the whole game’s community over the past week, but one part of the tournament has faced criticism from fans—the interviews.

FURIA and 9INE became the first two teams to get eliminated from the Legends Stage of the event on May 14, and shortly after their games finished, fans slammed “poor journalism and borderline cringe” interviews on Reddit.

The author of the post criticized the post-game interviews for having the same basic questions over and over again, like “Does it feel good to win or lose?” asked in different manners. “The losers interviews are especially cringe when you have a person borderline in tears and you are asking them these crappy questions,” they claimed.

Naturally, the author also acknowledged that every esports and sport on the planet has post-game losers interviews, and the case should be no different with CS:GO. Still, they feel the questions asked during the BLAST.tv Paris Major are just poor and don’t bring anything new to the table.

Many people in the comments agreed with the sentiment. In their eyes, post-game interviews during the Parisian Major are boring, with the players giving simple answers to even simpler, basic questions. “I just wish the interviews weren’t such fucking dogshit. None of the questions are interesting, so none of the answers are interesting,” one viewer wrote.

Some also criticized the organizer’s choice to have casters on the interview panel, rather than just full-time interviewers who they claim would have been more suited to the task.

Related: BLAST Paris Major talent caught cursing out CS:GO players on hot mic

BLAST.tv Paris CS:GO Major Legends Stage finishes on May 15, with teams battling it out for their spot in the Champions Stage.

Updated at 1:19pm CT on May 17, 2023: We’ve removed the name of a caster who was wrongly mentioned in the Reddit post. We regret the error.

About the author
Mateusz Miter

Polish Staff Writer. Mateusz previously worked for numerous outlets and gaming-adjacent companies, including ESL. League of Legends or CS:GO? He loves them both. In fact, he wonders which game he loves more every day. He wanted to go pro years ago, but somewhere along the way decided journalism was the more sensible option—and he was right.