Player Spotlight: Dodz

Player Spotlight is a new article series that gives you the opportunity to get to know the players that are playing in BESL Pro competitions a little bit better. From historic achievements to favorite players. From their Baltic state dream team to what music and food they like. Player Spotlight has it all!


This week’s Player Spotlight goes to a player from LESGEDI:


(Twitter - @DodzCSGO)


Name, Surname: Rainer Trossek

Age: 30 years old

Date of Birth: 12th of October, 1989

Nationality: Estonian

First nickname: can't remember my first nickname but my previous nickname was dodgedog

How did you come up with your current nickname: my best friend at the time shortened his nick from Palad1n to Palz so I did the same and came up with Dodz



CS:GO hours recorded: ~5000 hours

Playing CS franchise games for: ~20 years with multiple breaks inbetween

Playing in BESL Pro for: 3 seasons

BESL Pro LAN finals reached: 2 times

BESL Pro winner: 0 times

Biggest achievements in CS:GO: winning some local Estonian and Baltic LANs, nothing special really


Peripherals & In-game Settings

Mouse: Logitech G Pro (the original one with PWM3366)

Mousepad: Zowie P-SR

Keyboard: HyperX Alloy FPS

Headset: Logitech G430


Resolution: 1024x768 (streched)

Crosshair: size “2”, style “5”, color red, gap “-1”

Sensitivity: 0.7 (accel enabled ingame, exponent 1.17)

DPI: 800



TOP5 best CS:GO Players in the world:

  1. ZywOo

  2. s1mple

  3. device

  4. electronic

  5. EliGE


TOP5 best CS:GO Players from Baltic states: ropz is very good (especially in 2019), broky seems to be good, rest don't really matter at the moment, maybe someone else will come along eventually though


Baltic state all-star team: -


Favorite map: train


Least-favorite map: mirage


Most underrated player: mmmmaybe dupreeh?


Most overrated player: s1mple (just because he can't find a way to win with his team)


The best AWP player in the world: ZywOo


The best AWP player in Baltic states: umm… sperr? :D


The best teammate ever played with: ropz, special shoutout to HeLIX


Worst teammate ever played with: can't really single out anyone, everyone has some good and bad qualities


The best LAN event you’ve attended: the WCG events many many many many years ago were pretty good and memorable, from recent times I really liked FCDB Cup


Worst LAN event you’ve attended: some local BYOC lans


AK or SG: AK


M4 or AUG: M4


Favorite position to hold: train popdog


Hardest bombsite to retake: dust2 B site


Worst gun in CS:GO: Glock


Win a game with bad stats or lose a game with good stats: Win a game with bad stats


One thing you would change about CS:GO: Delete mirage


Does age affect performance in CS:GO: Yes


Should VAC-banned players get a second chance: No


Best song to listen to while playing DM/Botz: something random from my playlist


Best song to hype yourself up before an official game: I really dont listen to songs before games but anything from my playlist would do



TOP3 favorite foods:

  1. Pizza

  2. Hamburger

  3. French fries


Does pineapple belong on pizza? No


TOP3 favorite snacks:

  1. Nuts (cashew, pecan, macadamia, walnut, etc)

  2. String cheese

  3. Black bread chips with Merevaik


Popcorn - sweet or salty? Salty


TOP3 favorite beverages:

  1. Milk

  2. Water

  3. A quality soda


Is Pepsi okay? Yes


TOP3 favorite music bands/artists:

  1. The Prodigy

  2. Metallica

  3. Nirvana


Band/artist that you would want to see perform LIVE: Nirvana


TOP3 favorite songs:

  1. deadmau5 - Ghosts N Stuff

  2. Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar

  3. Metallica - Dyers Eve


Music genre that you would never listen to: modern rap that all the kidz are listening to


TOP3 favorite movies/TV shows:

  1. Top Gear (2002-2015 obv)

  2. Breaking Bad

  3. Two and a half men


Movie/TV show character that you would want to hang out with: Charlie Harper


TOP3 favorite streamers:

  1. Alkaizerx

  2. reynad (old salty reynad during the golden HS times)

  3. RyuQuezacotl (D2 speedrun)


Favorite game to watch on streams: Dota2 (The International events)


TOP3 things to do outside of playing CS:GO:

  1. Spend time with my wife

  2. Watch NBA

  3. Watch a quality TV show


The first video game you ever played: Doom


What games do you play outside of CS:GO: Apex Legends once in a while and some old MMO called pristontale.

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