GuardiaN hints at retirement

May 7th, 2013 20:06

Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács has dropped a hint that he could retire from gaming following Richard "shoxie" Papillon's decision to join VeryGames.

Following the disbandment of Imaginary Gaming in March, Papillon had been playing with TCM-Gaming alongside Kovács, Dimitrios "stavros" Smoilis, Hendrik "strux1" Goetzendorff and Anil "cLy" Gülec.

Despite being a mix team with little practice, TCM acquitted themselves really well and won RADEON Offensive #2 and the qualifiers for SLTV StarSeries VI and TECHLABS Minsk, defeating teams like Western Wolves and Natus Vincere.

However, Papillon could not hang up the phone on an offer from VeryGames and returned to his former team, which left TCM-Gaming with a four-man roster.

GuardiaN weighing up his options has now learned that the remaining TCM players have decided to go their separate ways, with Kovács ready to listen to offers before deciding whether to hang up his mouse.

"Time to retire.. But i will wait few months for some good offers and if wont get any I will retire," he wrote on his Facebook page.

"Anyway, thank you for your support guys.."

This is yet another blow for the Slovakian star, who had already been left dismayed by the disbandment of his 3DMAX team after Copenhagen Games. Kovács has the third-highest rating in the game at 1.27, only behind that of Ninjas in Pyjamas duo Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg (1.37) and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (1.39).

The following four players have now been left without a team:

Greece Dimitrios "stavros" Smoilis
Turkey Anil "cLy" Gülec
Germany Hendrik "strux1" Goetzendorff
Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács

Germany ayken 
2013-05-07 20:07
+ kennyS pls and TCM gaming >>> VG
2013-05-07 20:17
United Kingdom Alth 
Although KennyS and GuardiaN can both rifle too, I don't think KennyS' english is too good ;(
2013-05-07 20:32
sad :/
2013-05-07 20:07
2013-05-07 20:07
Actually sad to hear this ;/
2013-05-07 20:07
TCM > VG that could have been ;(
2013-05-07 20:22
top 10 team need some real scouts
2013-05-07 21:21
Denmark zyh 
So true Anders!
2013-05-08 12:55
Still wish all of them good luck.
2013-05-07 20:08
cu @ dota, poker or car dealership?
2013-05-07 20:08
2013-05-07 20:08
Denmark Kevzz 
Time to Make the Kevz, Guardian, Gina, Puls3 and Devilwalk Team.. Hint Hint..
2013-05-07 20:09
OMG Super secret news.
2013-05-07 20:10
what I know in your WW is one place for new player so why not him?
2013-05-07 20:15
nope, they're taking izenb0
2013-05-07 20:18
only stand in for one tournament
2013-05-07 20:22
he's not a stand-in, it's a trial, which means if he does good they will take him :)
2013-05-07 20:24
I know but I dont think so he is right person for WW maybe I m wrong. I dont know much about him
2013-05-07 20:27
he's pretty good, and besides, they already have an awp
2013-05-07 20:28
yeah you wish that melania would join you knewb ahahahha j/k
2013-05-07 20:52
knew it
2013-05-07 21:00
-Guardian +Aluminati
2013-05-07 22:02
TCM-Gaming V/s NIP on Lan was what everyone wanted to see! VG are so bad at decision makings! :/
2013-05-07 20:10
Attention whore. Shoxie leaving from TCM doesn't mean he has to retire. He could find a good player and continue to play. He is acting to much imho
2013-05-07 20:10
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Yeah right, insane cs players are on every streetcorner. He's had bad luck in go so far, being by far the best in 3dmax, and now with a great running mix where the other big star player gets lured away. If you don't understand it makes him ponder retirement I don't know how to explain it to you
2013-05-07 20:30
I'm not out on the streets. I'm here mate.
2013-05-07 20:43
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
good news for Guardian&co =D
2013-05-07 21:52
Don't you mean Ladislav? Your best mates with everyone hehe.
2013-05-07 22:37
Latvia CINDER 
noo, I kind of think that's astro.
2013-05-08 00:06
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
dont know him at all (except for seeing him awp abit in CSS and now abit more in GO), never met him at an event, so no
2013-05-08 00:35
I understand it, but he doesn't have to make everytime a show and telling the public about his retirement. If he retire, he can say it, but not making hints everytime.
2013-05-07 20:50
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
sort of true, but it's hltv.orgs decision to post it here :P and yeah it was on his fb page but that is probably to alert some teams to the fact that this is their last chance to recruit him (well that's what I suspect he is trying to accomplish with his post)
2013-05-07 21:52
Probably you are right :D
2013-05-07 22:56
i didnt tell to anyone to write news about me, so what are you talking about, please?
2013-05-07 22:43
I am not saying there shouldn't be news about this. I am just saying that you don't have to make everytime a statement that you want to retire when you get a setback. You are a amazing player, just wait until you you get some offers. And trust me, you'll get some. You have to be patient.
2013-05-07 22:56
when did I do something like this? show me please, but im 100% sure you will not find any statements like this.
2013-05-07 22:57
I remember something similiar when you guys got kicked by 3DMAX, or whatever there happened.
2013-05-08 00:31
what about when you said csgo was a shit game and you would never ever play it? i remember that comment on hltv, changed your mind after you got some new lan hacks again ay?
2013-05-10 05:12
Being far the best in 3dmax and in the world statistically he was a top4 player...
2013-05-07 23:05
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Id say top5 aswell but I posted top10 so nobody would argue :P because some people will come on and say NBK GTR F0rest ANGE1 DOSIA XIZT TAZ you know the drill ;D
2013-05-08 00:37
Omg, just, omg....
2013-05-07 20:11
Germany fulltilt 
this picture is haunting me every night since guardiaN "joined" TCM
2013-05-07 20:11
Azerbaijan Talley 
2013-05-07 20:23
never give up..
2013-05-07 20:11
how about hltvorg stops posting "news" about "hints" oh ofc, its miraa
2013-05-07 20:19
It's also known as press and getting hits you fuckwit
2013-05-07 20:26
i have no idea what kinda "press" you are interested in, but posting hints/gossip as news is a pretty lame journalist work
2013-05-07 20:49
At the highest level yes, but the CS community is designed in such a way that petty things such as this garner attention. Also let's not kid ourselves and think objective journalism is any less impacted by effects such as political agenda and media bias, which in my opinion are worse than gossipy news which can spur speculation, if that.
2013-05-07 20:57
if youre talking about the mainstream media, then yes. non-mainstream media usually clears up the issue by directly stating which agenda they follow. i'll just stick to the opinion that posting gossip as news is really bad journalism.
2013-05-07 21:15
Fair enough no hate coming from me I just like word fuckwit ;)
2013-05-08 01:23
2013-05-07 20:27
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
He's doing his job !
2013-05-07 20:31
2013-05-07 20:49
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
well gossip yeah, agree but this hint came from the player himselve directly, and as he is a top10 player worldwide, and a fan favourite, I understand why he posts it. but I have to agree that you can't post all these rumours, because otherwise it would be 136 newsitems each day and alot of employees with a burn-out soon :P
2013-05-07 21:48
Yeah because what we want is LESS news. Wait, what?
2013-05-07 20:34
blame guardian not miraa.
2013-05-07 20:45
2013-05-08 00:20
that's right, it's bbc sports
2013-05-08 00:42
Korea ws0 
sad.. TCM could've been the new NoA
2013-05-07 20:11
+kennyS to the team, plzzzz
2013-05-07 20:13
Are you ninja? NO Why are you not a ninja? deawddwaasfas
2013-05-07 20:20
2013-05-07 20:34
his english is very poor
2013-05-07 20:42
I laughed at this so hard
2013-05-07 20:37
:D feel sad for guardian, he is so skilled and he cant have a good and stable team :S
2013-05-07 20:16
2013-05-07 20:17
Belgium FnX^ 
2013-05-07 20:18
Guardian, take steel in to replace shoxie.
2013-05-07 20:16
does steel even stay in the same country? lol
2013-05-07 20:18
I'm pretty sure he isn't moving to different countries all the time.
2013-05-07 20:47
best awp out there, so sad..
2013-05-07 20:18
kovacs, nice surname
2013-05-07 20:21
Slovakia shx27 
kovács = kováč = Smith in english.
2013-05-07 20:25
kovacs = hard cs in finnish
2013-05-07 21:09
Finland teco 
awp too strong for him
2013-05-07 20:22
TCM was good.Damn shoxie,WHY
2013-05-07 20:25
Belgium FMz 
GuardiaN+shox would eventually have become a better team than VG. Bad move by shox, but good for VG.
2013-05-07 20:26
How the fuck it can be a bad move for shoxie when he basicaly asked and waited for it ?
2013-05-07 21:18
Belgium FMz 
Because TCM have more potential
2013-05-07 22:30
2013-05-07 22:59
fnatic needs to pick him up
2013-05-07 20:29
kennys? ROFL what a stupid comment
2013-05-07 20:36
I'm talking about guardian :/
2013-05-07 21:59
2013-05-08 08:30
as he knows danish, what.
2013-05-09 15:20
guardian join ESC or fm.toxic imo =DD
2013-05-07 20:30
Sweden binz 
kennyS? inc? :)
2013-05-07 20:30
noonno its was so good team
2013-05-07 20:32
World Kobs 
2013-05-07 20:33
GuardiaN is right.....way too many unseriousness
2013-05-07 20:37
He wont retire lol
2013-05-07 20:40
Well can you blame him? I think he's having a real hard time finding a team on the same level as him who speaks either czech or english.
2013-05-07 20:48
GuardiaN deserves a top team , he's on of the best GO players around.
2013-05-07 20:48
Belgium FnX^ 
man he should truely get a good team he's such a good awper man i can't belive he actually doesn't find a team that suits him xo
2013-05-07 20:51
gl bro , you're gonna need it.
2013-05-07 20:52
ladislav m8. seriously there's no need to quit. (unless you have any info that csgo will fail until december 2013,like carn said at 2011 about 1.6) build a team that you can communicate with and everything will find its way.
2013-05-07 20:55
sad news , tcm could do well even without shoxie imo
2013-05-07 20:59
damn it's shame if he retires now.. in another, stronger team he could be winning everythig :D
2013-05-07 21:02
2013-05-07 21:04
A waste of talent if he truly retires. He will be a good fit in Anexis as they need a solid awper.
2013-05-07 21:05
There so many talent source and 1.6 players without a team. He should team up with right individuals and make a solid team.
2013-05-07 21:05
I'm so sad, TCM was my favourite team/Dreamteam! :/
2013-05-07 21:07
guardian cryer.
2013-05-07 21:12
It's a good way to claim attention and make pressure to any topteams do a roster change.
2013-05-07 21:12
Brazil lugn 
Please go to the esc!
2013-05-07 21:14
GuardiaN really deserves a top team, and if he retire i will be so disappointed.
2013-05-07 21:19
kennyS @ ldlc ?
2013-05-07 21:21
it'd be sad to lose him :/ He definitely could fight for Top 1 World if in right team..
2013-05-07 21:23
NiKo | 
Serbia NESi [w] 
sad dude, GuardiaN is awesome player, he deserve something better!
2013-05-07 21:23
The best two AWPer's are currently free agents, the next couple of days/weeks is gonna be pretty interesting...
2013-05-07 21:25
one of the best csgo player i've seen, that's a shame.
2013-05-07 21:32
Slovakia kubiaxk 
cya in U2 ladder 4fun (1.6) :) GL irl GuardiaN
2013-05-07 21:40
TCm need rifler-player for actually line..or Delpan :)
2013-05-07 21:41
good idea.. :) many good players have no team.. :/
2013-05-07 21:57
great talent
2013-05-07 21:44
a great player that deserves a better team. I hope he joins fnatic. :)
2013-05-07 22:00
TEAM UNLUCKY Guardian,weber,steel,kennys+1
2013-05-07 22:06
2013-05-08 03:27
2013-05-07 22:37
Europe 27 
omg, no need to disband such a good team for reason that one player leaves. so many good players without team around.. TCM success was not based only on shoxie. Cly, stavross, strux1, guard, averyone of you played amazing ! keep it up and find +1
2013-05-07 22:39
Slovakia kubiaxk 
Guardian is NiNja so he will join NiP 4 sure
2013-05-07 22:43
2013-05-08 00:17
Good luck I guess, but little bit overreacted!
2013-05-07 22:46
Don't do it GuardiaN :`(...pick kennyS and one of you can will be sick anyways and you will beat mostly everyone ;D like you did with that TCM mix ;)
2013-05-07 22:54
inb4 rpk comes back and joins up with kenny and guardian :D
2013-05-07 23:09
It will be a sad day for me when he doesn't get a good offer and calls his quit =( he's just the best with the big green and has been my favorite player since he made his first showing in source
2013-05-07 23:49
he will never retire
2013-05-07 23:59
yeah, he's just being an attention whore.
2013-05-08 04:30
he can't :D
2013-05-08 11:29
didnt read it yet, but, whats the point getting a good team[mix] together, even beating navi, and then retire? what is going on?
2013-05-08 00:08
Ukraine rim 
2013-05-08 00:14
he will probably not retire!!
2013-05-08 01:10
TCM were doing so good :(
2013-05-08 01:25
bye bye gg gl
2013-05-08 02:03
India N3E 
Stick together TEAM U gys should make the roster live..
2013-05-08 04:22
GuardiaN going to VG i think, just a little bit later than shoxie. Probably still trying to figure who to let go on such a stacked team.
2013-05-08 06:06
Did TCM ever playd against VG?
2013-05-08 06:32
hm, man build team in your country and "teach" them to play on big scene, its best way.
2013-05-08 06:36
ESC + GuardiaN
2013-05-08 08:08
real ninja
2013-05-08 08:16
this is so sad, loved the TCM team
2013-05-08 09:30
Serbia TBO 
so sad to read this..
2013-05-08 10:07
2013-05-08 10:39
GuardiaN hints a cry
2013-05-08 14:20
India c0rvus 
GuardiaN and cLy can join fm.TOXiC Yah! That would be nice I guess. -_-
2013-05-08 15:47
GuardiaN should just check 2013 till end, with some team atleast, cuz he has so much talent..
2013-05-08 17:34
My greatest value is my persistence. I never give up at the battlefield. However down I am, I fight until the last point.
2013-05-08 18:21
deserves a top team. Someone take him please
2013-05-09 05:06
Does no one else from GuardiaN's country play CSGO?!
2013-05-09 10:48
Slovakia kubiaxk 
not at TOP level, closest is eSuba (uno,xray,rusel,giotive,dzony) but i dont know, if uno want play top world level, or only local someone correct me i am completely wrong
2013-05-09 12:38
Fm toxic + steel and guardian
2013-05-09 15:36
Quote from Guardian "My greatest value is my persistence. I never give up at the battlefield" so dont give up now! :)
2013-05-09 16:46
2013-05-09 16:55
Guardian <3
2013-05-14 22:37
rip cis cs
2016-01-20 06:32
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