coldzera: "Held our default on Cache"

HLTV.org spoke with Marcelo 'coldzera' David following his team's win over Liquid in the semifinals of the MLG Columbus Major.

Luminosity had to travel a rough road today as they first had a three map clash against Virtus.pro in their quarter-final of the MLG Columbus Major and then had to comeback from 15-9 and 15-6 scores against Liquid to win their Major semifinal game.

After the game, HLTV.org talked to Marcelo "coldzera" David, who had a particularly strong performance against Liquid, and we enlisted the help of Wilton "zews" Prado to translate the player's thoughts.

Let's talk about the quarter-final first. Were you surprised by Virtus.pro and did you expect such a strong performance from them?

Virtus.pro definitely surprised us. Earlier they weren't playing as brightly as they had been before and even in practices against us they didn't play like they did today and it's just amazing to see them making this kind of comeback because they're a strong team overall and we feel it's really good because we like those guys so much.

In the map picks, they chose Cache because apparently they noticed that you struggle on it, or so I heard; is that true?

Yeah they probably picked Cache because it's one of our weakest maps but we practice Cache a lot overall and we're still fixing a lot of things but at the same time we've got more things to fix.

There are separate problems on our CT-side and T-side that are still there but we overall feel that our Cache is getting better.

Moving on to the game against Liquid, what is it like playing against a crowd that is so in favour of the American team?

I can only speak for myself but personally I didn't feel the pressure that much because I'm already quite used to playing in front of a crowd that is always cheering against us, in Sweden against NiP, in Poland, etc.

We just have to work on our own psyche and as long as we have that, then crowds shouldn't matter.

Was the crowd drowning out sound though or making communication hard?

The moments the crowd got loud, yeah it was kind of hard and especially in the Liquid game [not the VP game]. When the crowd became really loud, it got in the middle of our communication and it was hard to communicate.

Sometimes even the way the crowd reacted in certain situations that were occurring, it kind of snitched the plays we were doing to the Liquid players so that's a bit of a change from the booth that we're used to playing with.

Was that the craziest shot you've ever hit?

Yeah it was a bit lucky. I killed the first guy and then I was stuck in that really hard position so I was like, "Okay I'll just try it. If I hit it, I hit it." And then I hit it. *laughs*


coldzera is not fazed by crowds acting as the "sixth member" for his opponents

Some people complained that that sort of mechanic shouldn't exist in CS:GO, what do you think?

I agree that it shouldn't exist that much. There are a lot of maps where, in certain positions, the CT players can jump and hit those shots quite frequently than they should and sometimes a round that was already won is lost because of something like that so yeah it should probably be changed.

You probably knew you could do a comeback on Mirage [9-15] but did you think a comeback was possible on Cache when it was 6-15?

We have a saying actually that no game is ever won or is ever lost. If you can identify the mistake that is making you lose on time, you can always come back. In games like this we proved that this is true and we've also already had it proved against us when we lost many games that we were very close to finishing out but the score came back.

It's just something that the team has to identify and learn with and the faster we identify these mistakes, the faster things get better.

So did you identify the mistake on Cache then?

We came into the game a bit edgy and sometimes we got ahead of ourselves. When the game switched sides we tried two different set-ups than we're used too: we tried some aggro set-ups and that can either go very well or very wrong, like it did.

And we lost the buyrounds and the rounds that come with it and we were left in the 6-15 spot so at that time we just said let's revert to our Cache default, if we hold them once then we will hold them every round after that.

And we didn't change that almost to the end.

What do you think about the grand final against Natus Vincere and how it is sort of a dream scenario for you guys: first Major final and a final against your rivals Na`Vi?

I really enjoy playing Na`Vi, it's always an amazing and fun match. And yes it is a dream come true for us, to be in the finals of a Major is already a dream come true, and against Na`Vi is just a bonus for us and we know we'll be very prepared for them because of that.

Have you been tired out by the travel to events this year or are you still good to go?

I could still travel a bit more! *laughs*

Tomorrow is the final day of the MLG Columbus Major and will feature the grand final: a duel between Natus Vincere and Luminosity. Make sure to tune in!

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1103
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
nice comeback
2016-04-03 04:22
#41
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Germany No_Kappa 
Lumi clearly saving strats for final. FULL CONTROL MY FRIENDS.
2016-04-03 04:46
#45
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
ColdGOD, congratz brother, u deserved! we smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-04-03 04:50
#81
hades | 
Poland Kozzinho 
Godzera
2016-04-03 10:58
#73
s1mple | 
Mongolia pokerus 
It wasn't EZ at all, In fact, most of these matches are not easy for em. Calling some hard fought winnings as EZ is disrespectful for opponents and for them as well because they put alot of time and preparation before the matches and alot of stress and mental work during the matches. Just congratulate them and don't undermine their effort and insult others pls.
2016-04-03 09:57
+1 nice to see intelligence comments on hltv from time to time
2016-04-03 16:24
y
2016-04-03 04:21
k
2016-04-03 04:22
#4
Europe selbi 
ez
2016-04-03 04:22
c
2016-04-03 04:22
#6
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Norway undret 
good match
2016-04-03 04:22
#11
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Brazil SuperAfim 
NaVi x LG tomorrow will be ELEEEETRICCCC
2016-04-03 04:22
ez win for navi
2016-04-03 04:22
ez
2016-04-03 04:22
ez
2016-04-03 04:22
nice cold!
2016-04-03 04:22
1
2016-04-03 04:22
#18
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Brazil Teteu 
TOP 5 player 2016
2016-04-03 04:23
#19
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Brazil m4th 
mito
2016-04-03 04:24
SA>NA
2016-04-03 04:25
Cold The NA Raper
2016-04-03 04:26
"Raper" xddd
2016-04-03 04:28
#26
BnTeT | 
Netherlands TEEZY 
*rapist...
2016-04-03 04:32
#83
s1mple | 
Bulgaria Frict 
TheyAreFromBrazil
2016-04-03 11:48
XDDDDDDDDDD
2016-04-03 08:50
#23
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
godzera <3
2016-04-03 04:28
#24
Sweden ald; 
Deus
2016-04-03 04:31
#25
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Brazil woody77 
"The moments the crowd got loud, yeah it was kind of hard and especially in the Liquid game [not the VP game]. When the crowd became really loud, it got in the middle of our communication and it was hard to communicate. Sometimes even the way the crowd reacted in certain situations that were occurring, it kind of snitched the plays we were doing to the Liquid players so that's a bit of a change from the booth that we're used to playing with." obviusly crownd ghosting , in all game...
2016-04-03 04:31
Yeap, it was blatant, I even made a comment about that in one of Get_Rights's tweets and Cold liked it(damn I'm popular ayy), and a bunch of faggots was in denial about it.
2016-04-03 04:36
#58
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Germany No_Kappa 
NA Major: 5th World Sound Insulation. 5th world sound system with weird mic noises throughout the tournament. Bunch of drunk monkeys screaming until they CHOKED SO HARD that they could scream no more. TS server crashing mid rounds. NA choke, NA joke.
2016-04-03 06:08
I couldn't have put it any better, that's on point.
2016-04-03 06:14
#60
United States Orn 
Dude that is actually one of the best tournaments we'll ever see in terms of organization It seems like its the only tournament where the staff actually pays attention to our feedback and try to fix the problems we report But some things are just too hard to fix on the fly, like that issues you mentioned Hopefully those will be solved on their next tournament
2016-04-03 06:37
by monkeys screaming do you mean cold's mum?
2016-04-03 08:37
I heard screams by the NA-fans like "whatch out ... behind you!!!!" getting loud is cool, but that was just pathetic and unsportsmanlike!
2016-04-03 14:11
#104
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Germany No_Kappa 
indeed
2016-04-03 16:56
Didn't know that playing like gay is their default in cache
2016-04-03 04:33
2016-04-03 04:39
nice name, your religion blatantly allows you to smoke grass
2016-04-03 04:41
I'm christian LOl. So stfu
2016-04-03 04:44
nice flag christian
2016-04-03 04:46
Stfu poor
2016-04-03 04:48
did you find anything in garbage today patrick?
2016-04-03 04:49
Yes he did, a fuking kid called blinkie_
2016-04-03 05:10
Aight, get some pillows ready for tomorrow, sad brozilins tumblr inc...I'm far from being a kid though, you disgusting twat
2016-04-03 05:14
You sound it
2016-04-03 11:56
This guy deserves ban for cheating
2016-04-03 04:34
are you the new Lolcats, Fitguy? Every post about Brazilians you come to spread hate. Did you lose a bet? Do you have something against tropical countries? Share your thoughts with us.
2016-04-03 08:25
Why no sound proof booths??, that is really bad for the players. The crowd revealig the plays.... This should be standart in events of this magnitude.
2016-04-03 04:37
crowd? more like retarded casters...
2016-04-03 04:42
they cant hear the casters, the crowd is way louder than them.
2016-04-03 14:07
Apparantly they can, one of my friends is at the event and he said that its loud af when anders and semmlers were casting
2016-04-03 14:09
#31
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Please Team Liquid vs LG 2 in next major!
2016-04-03 04:39
I'm sorry my friend, but TL lost 2-0 with fucking GHOSTING, the whooole match...next major, if not in Murica, they will come not even close to beat LG as today.
2016-04-03 04:45
#108
Aleksib | 
Egypt Tywin 
what ghosting lol?
2016-04-03 17:27
TL needs more major like experience, they choke because they were under so much pressure. Maybe next time they'll play more calm and win against LG. On the good side, they are legends now, as CLG, no need to worry about qualifiers. GJ NA.
2016-04-03 05:10
Didnt expect Liquid to play that well. Was awesome to watch. They were very strong. I hope that they see this loose as an experience to learn from and get stronger now, instead of getting angry at each other because they choked. GG
2016-04-03 14:14
godzera
2016-04-03 04:42
Default is 2 AWP, and tac0 god tier scar20
2016-04-03 04:43
noobs used autos all game
2016-04-03 04:45
#42
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Brazil Luca0 
Godzera
2016-04-03 04:47
Crowd was snitching not fun
2016-04-03 04:55
Nice
2016-04-03 04:57
#48
rain | 
Colombia nezzy_s 
we smart, we friendly, we loyal we are from BRAZIL!!! KAPPA
2016-04-03 05:07
#53
tarik | 
Yugoslavia bleaq 
Well, I guess cheating actually is their default.
2016-04-03 05:16
#61
Brazil cLN- 
Man, how STUPID you need to be to say someone is cheating on a live major with many people watching live in the stage?
2016-04-03 06:38
#62
tarik | 
Yugoslavia bleaq 
How stupid you have to be to think you can't?
2016-04-03 06:39
#63
Brazil cLN- 
Probably a non silver shit player that recognized they are simple good.
2016-04-03 06:44
#54
NAF | 
Paraguay efra 
Cold wasn't so great? Are you kidding me? When was the last time you saw a player with such an ability and movement with AWP? Cold puts the game in another level, we will be blessed if we ever see a player with his skill and passion for the game again. GeT_RiGhT breaks records, olofmeister breaks records. Cold breaks the rules. You can keep your statistics. I prefer the magic.
2016-04-03 05:24
#55
Brazil cLN- 
godZERA!! but please, show UP in finals, you are in debts with us in finals perfomances
2016-04-03 05:28
2016-04-03 05:29
was hoping for a vod but tnx
2016-04-03 05:40
sort of tired of interviews where a third person is in the shot translating so went for text instead
2016-04-03 19:53
Tnx
2016-04-03 21:36
RIP Maikelele
2016-04-03 07:08
Brazil switches national sport from football to csgo.
2016-04-03 07:09
coldzera: "Held our default on Cache" bhahha I know what you held.. it was the cheat key for your mouse.
2016-04-03 07:25
#78
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Brazil Mirekz 
<3 s1mple so mad
2016-04-03 10:36
#98
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
<3 s1mple
2016-04-03 16:11
Are U mad cuz our hacks are batter then s1mple's? Cuz I am NOT! Seu gostoso =]
2016-04-04 20:55
Amazing player. Btw, looking at the coments here, how many toxic europeans...LG fans are monkeys they say, NA fans are stupid they say...and they are just worse. ggwp LG and Liquid.
2016-04-03 08:16
Haha, I was thinking the same thing
2016-04-03 17:13
I love oppai...thank U mate =]
2016-04-04 20:57
huge choke by liquid, no other way to put it. luck went the brazilians way this time, so grats to them. unfortunately I think navi are much too strong for them but it will be an interesting final anyway
2016-04-03 08:42
lg beat navi at katowice so why should navi be "much too strong". the series should be close if neither teams underperforms, but lg should have the edge because of guardian's wrist injury.
2016-04-03 16:27
Well this round from cold was pure luck and gave them this comeback tbh
2016-04-03 10:18
that makes no sense. 1 round = 1 round. they still needed to win all the rest of them. liquid just needed 1 round. if they cannot close the game it's their own fault. and lg didn't get lucky every round. that's the beauty of cs. in football you can score once or twice and play defense the whole rest of the game and wait for time to run out. but in cs you have to be able to win rounds even if you have a huge lead.
2016-04-03 12:03
+1
2016-04-03 12:14
#80
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Russia razorVJ 
Kudos to Liquid for two overtime maps, but still how could they lose the 15-9 match? And then a 15-6 match? I'm pissed.
2016-04-03 10:57
This was so unlucky for Liquid. They could have won 2-0 easily, but they were under huge presure. Im so sad about this. But gj Luminosity tho
2016-04-03 11:54
#96
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Switzerland coolstorybro 
Liquid ez win but fuck they choked harder than dignitas ...
2016-04-03 14:39
True words
2016-04-03 15:21
Guys, you have to understand that comebacks like that is more a merit of the team that did it than a "Choke". LG did 12-3 in 2 of the 3 maps in IEM Katowice FInal, but didn't win. That was all about FNC merit.
2016-04-03 16:25
it seems a lot of people would rather call it a "choke" than call it for what it is - liquid's t side is horrendous, especially on mirage. i could watch both of their t sides and tell who is who by mini map alone.
2016-04-03 16:34
galado
2016-04-03 17:33
Cold wasn't so great? Are you kidding me? When was the last time you saw a player with such an ability and movement with AWP? Cold puts the game in another level, we will be blessed if we ever see a player with his skill and passion for the game again. GeT_RiGhT breaks records, olofmeister breaks records. Cold breaks the rules. You can keep your statistics. I prefer the magic.
2016-04-03 16:26
#105
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Brazil tiagoalen 
After a lote of chokes by LG they now look out with a very strong mindset. TL need the same xp to get there. They already have a lot of fire power and tatics.
2016-04-03 17:12
#115
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Switzerland coolstorybro 
they were lucky as fuck especially that auto no idea how they couldnt play around that he was mostly on A and liquid just choked way too hard tbh 15-6 15-9 lel
2016-04-03 20:24
By default you mean using an auto right?
2016-04-03 18:07
#113
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Brazil sprk1 
u mad? cuz I'm not
2016-04-03 18:56
Mouz is a team full of almost non germano players...WHAT A SCENE for U in majors =] fuck that 7-1 kappa =]
2016-04-04 20:53
What the fuck are you talking about you inbred
2016-04-13 20:50
Are U mad braindead? cuz Im not =]
2016-04-14 23:48
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