#17 - Metsanauris from Team Endpoint works harder than your favorite pro

Otto "Metsanauris" Kaipiainen plays for Team Endpoint in the RLCS X. He managed to finish in the top three at the World Championships of Season 4, 5, and 6.
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📝Episode Notes
Otto "Metsanauris" Kaipiainen plays for Team Endpoint in the RLCS X, as the seasoned RLCS veteran alongside RelatingWave and virtuoso. The Finn made it to the RLCS in Season 3, and has been grinding his way through professional Rocket League ever since. He managed to finish in the top three at the World Championships of Season 4, 5, and 6. He joins the Salt Cast to talk about his journey as a player, the lack of toxicity in the Scandinavian countries, EU vs. NA, and SMUG 2.

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0:00 Introduction
1:18 EU vs. NA drama
2:30 Ranking toxicity in Nordic countries
10:38 Scheduling the podcast stream
12:47 The early days of Metsanauris
20:08 Scrims versus FlipSid3 Tactics
22:44 RLCS Season 3 Playoffs: FlipSid3 vs. Resonant https://octane.gg/match/0320202
25:44 Metsanauris and Mognus: the best 2v2 team?
28:15 Difference between competitive and ranked 2v2
29:00 Work ethic and comparing hours played
31:59 Team environment on Endpoint
33:06 Success with Mognus and Al0t
34:02 Experiences from the Gfinity Elite Series
37:14 Living in London
39:27 Long hair
40:29 Getting benched after Season 5
47:41 Teaming up with Remkoe and EyeIgnite
49:00 Beating Cloud 9 at RLCS Season 6 World Championship https://octane.gg/match/1180117
52:14 Winning Eleague
56:27 Salt Mine Underground announcement
1:00:27 Airdribble bumps 
1:02:44 Highlights of the year for Metsanauris
1:04:32 Salty scrims in EU
1:05:27 FIFA
1:06:09 Lifespan of Italians
1:07:15 Boring Finnish accents
1:08:26 Finnish pro players
1:10:44 Weight loss and getting in shape
1:18:42 WideChamp Round: favourites
1:20:36 Heavy Car Bug
1:22:56 WideChamp Round: favourites (continued)
1:23:48 WideChamp Round: team, demo, ranked
1:30:43 BDS vs. SSG
1:32:48 EpicToastie and Scottish accents
1:33:52 Thank you and goodbyes
1:34:53 Outro
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