GuardiaN: "EnVyUs feel like a gather"

In our next interview Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács talks about his recovery, coming into the event half-way through and Natus Vincere's playoff matches so far.

Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács came into the event after Natus Vincere got through groups without him, and he already put in a solid performance in the two matches he played so far at DreamHack Masters Malmö.

We grabbed the Slovakian for an interview about his recovery, TYLOO and Envy matches andwhether he feels on form after not playing since MLG Columbus:

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Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Can see where he's coming from. Too bad that he didn't show up, still has to get back in form
2016-04-17 15:20
savage guardian
2016-04-17 15:21
EZ FOR ENCE
2016-04-17 15:32
#99
hecker | 
World heck9r 
unneccessary shittalk about EnvyUs tbh. I dont cheer for anyone but this is unprofessional imo
2016-04-17 18:45
Unprofessional? Maybe. Truth? Definitely. They can't play a single map properly.
2016-04-17 18:56
#103
hecker | 
World heck9r 
it's true but also none of his business. Calling his team "higher skillwise" is also true but arrogant and unneccessary
2016-04-17 18:57
As an opponent, I do not agree that is none of his business. btw even the commentators are criticizing the envyus and is exactly what guardian say.
2016-04-17 19:38
#109
hecker | 
World heck9r 
You can't compare an interview with commentators, it's their job to comment on anything that happens, weather it's bad or good. Guardian is a player from the opposing team. I'm not saying that it's horribe sportsmanship or anything but he could have handled the situation better.
2016-04-17 19:48
i dunno i really disagree with this. He's always been a very frank person and if anything it's not his job to be delicate with his thoughts. Its his job to play cs and win, not his job to think of the best way to talk about a struggling opponent. They interviewed him to get his thoughts and he gave them, and he gave them in the way he always has.
2016-04-17 22:09
People like you are the reason they hand out participation rewards.. the reason freakazoid had to attend an antibullying seminar lmao. That thought process is soft as fuck and I would much rather hear a player speaking the truth than some canned fake response.
2016-04-18 06:21
#120
hecker | 
World heck9r 
wow man, I even said that he only "could have handled the situation better"... If you disagree with that then we can stop talking right away. I used to play Handball on a very high level and when I had to give interviews, I didnt even th ink about calling the enemy team bad or my own team superior. It's just another factor that makes CSGO as unprofessional as it is ( besides all the hacking and the community)
2016-04-18 15:17
is boxing/basketball/football(american)/mma unprofessional? talking shit is a part of every game/sport.. and what guardian said was hardly shit talk. envyus have been doing bad and look disorganized and that's a fact.
2016-04-18 17:03
#126
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United States hehexddd 
LOL How watered down are you people? Saying his team is more skilled isn't shittalk, it's a statement. It's his opinion. How is this shittalk? Do people actually get offended over that? If I was EnvyUs and I heard that, I'd be motivated af to turn up and prove them wrong. It's competition. nt neutered
2016-04-19 07:21
Hardly shit talk, I've been saying for ages that they all just play like braindead aimstars. Guardian isn't wrong
2016-04-17 23:39
#116
hecker | 
World heck9r 
it's not about weather he's right or wrong.
2016-04-17 23:39
#124
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United States jaeger_steam 
i don't understand what the shittalk was. he was asked his thoughts on the match and he replied that his team was more skilled in the match and envy just felt like a mix and not a true team. if you ask envy about it they'd probably say the same thing. people respond with these kind of statements all the time. its not like hes posting forums saying his team is more skilled than envy but was directly asked an in interview.
2016-04-18 20:09
elaborate pls
2016-04-17 15:21
He didn't have to, team did well without him going into a beast mode, so it's all good.
2016-04-17 15:35
#104
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Europe GuardianC4 
19-15 against CLG is not "doing well". They were choking without him.
2016-04-17 19:06
The conversation is about NaVi-Envyus match.
2016-04-17 19:45
He kinda did show up , just that envyus did not always run into him
2016-04-17 15:36
Not like yesterday tho.
2016-04-17 15:36
He's been there for all of the games he's played, what are you on about?
2016-04-17 15:53
He hasn't been fully on point
2016-04-17 15:53
He hit all the shots that counted, rarely missed any easy shots and had some next level flicks. Don't really see how one can say he's not in a good form.
2016-04-17 15:54
He has done better definitely, but I agree with you otherwise
2016-04-17 15:54
ez ence
2016-04-17 15:59
32 4 3NC3
2016-04-17 16:11
"ENCE already top 10 world" -lurppis
2016-04-17 16:14
joelz on lan?
2016-04-17 18:57
still had a 1.07 rating not like he was bad
2016-04-17 16:10
He wasn't bad, he could have done better though.
2016-04-17 16:11
when your team is raping its not like you have to do anything
2016-04-17 16:14
Join in on the gangbang bro. Usually he's the one raping, will def enjoy the finals
2016-04-17 16:14
Envy just trying to play without hacks.
2016-04-17 18:51
#2
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Nepal blackieJESUS 
a
2016-04-17 15:20
:/
2016-04-17 15:20
very nice
2016-04-17 15:20
das
2016-04-17 15:20
f
2016-04-17 15:20
#7
i am | 
Turkey kwhrajex 
ayy lmao
2016-04-17 15:20
#8
United Kingdom Deeg 
lol
2016-04-17 15:20
eeee
2016-04-17 15:20
#11
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Germany GeoRg___J 
nice
2016-04-17 15:20
lol
2016-04-17 15:20
SHOTS FIRED <3 GUARDIANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
2016-04-17 15:20
the burn
2016-04-17 15:20
Shots fired
2016-04-17 15:20
haha
2016-04-17 15:20
PEKRLE
2016-04-17 15:20
savage
2016-04-17 15:20
rekt
2016-04-17 15:20
megaforce
2016-04-17 15:20
LOL REKT
2016-04-17 15:20
So true :(
2016-04-17 15:20
finally I'm 1st
2016-04-17 15:20
#52
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Bulgaria b0xeR4et0 
KAPPA
2016-04-17 15:51
LOL REKT
2016-04-17 15:20
#25
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Serbia NitrouZ 
omg
2016-04-17 15:20
fire
2016-04-17 15:20
#27
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United States SjD 
Ye
2016-04-17 15:20
#30
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Norway RainTop1HLTV 
na english
2016-04-17 15:21
#32
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
The truth has been spoken
2016-04-17 15:24
#33
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Norway Spooderman 
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2016-04-17 15:26
#34
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
lmao
2016-04-17 15:26
He's right, nV are bad asf
2016-04-17 15:27
#39
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
Wrecked.
2016-04-17 15:34
LMAO
2016-04-17 15:35
HAHHAHA REKTED
2016-04-17 15:35
hmmmm shots fired
2016-04-17 15:36
#47
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
when you win 9 rounds in 2 maps its true and 16:2
2016-04-17 15:37
envy went 3:0 on both sides on dust2 lol
2016-04-17 15:54
#48
vsm | 
Sweden deejaro 
BombardiaN-dA-s4vag3
2016-04-17 15:38
wellll
2016-04-17 15:39
:D truth spoken envy without apex&kenny on fire is just top 20
2016-04-17 15:46
"you know that feeling when u are not touching the mouse for a while" -i approve kappa
2016-04-17 15:49
unband pls
2016-04-17 15:58
#59
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Slovakia VerySloVACGuy 
n1 fuckers
2016-04-17 15:58
LOL he called dignitas amateurs and said that Envy was behind them skillwise I guess it's all true tho
2016-04-17 16:02
he said "im not sure" really fast not amateurs,are you def?
2016-04-17 16:15
no I just cant understand him
2016-04-17 16:18
#127
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United States hehexddd 
He's not deaf, just unintelligent.
2016-04-19 07:23
#63
HUNDEN | 
South Africa rAwRzZz 
Wtf is that even supposed to mean
2016-04-17 16:10
dont know if bait or no a gather, a mix
2016-04-17 16:51
Gather is not a word used in NA. Thanks.
2016-04-17 17:36
#128
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United States hehexddd 
A gather? Wtf, is this used in broken English? Never once in my life have I heard it referred to as a gather. I understood what he meant, but you seem to be implying that it's not uncommon to hear. Interesting.
2016-04-19 07:24
Broken english, what? I think it makes sense as you gather 10 players like a 10 man and play. Maybe its not used in NA but its a very common word in EU CS
2016-04-19 14:10
#130
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United States hehexddd 
Interesting :)
2016-04-20 02:48
"the mouse was like kind of big for me" "you know that feeling when you're not touching the mouse for a long time" LOL
2016-04-17 16:11
#79
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Russia refrain 
funny af
2016-04-17 16:22
#68
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
HAHAHAH a gather omfg this insult
2016-04-17 16:12
Not really, more like he's being honest instead of tip toeing around the fact that is very obvious for everyone that's followed the scene for a while.
2016-04-17 16:27
he's always been very frank, and most of the spectators/analysts feel the same way
2016-04-17 17:53
#73
Palestine Em27 
shots fired nV on fire now , Real fire :P
2016-04-17 16:14
#74
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
lol guardian shitting on french cs
2016-04-17 16:15
I love guardian <3
2016-04-17 16:17
#78
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Russia refrain 
nice interview
2016-04-17 16:21
REKT
2016-04-17 16:22
SAVAGE
2016-04-17 16:24
truth has been spoken Kreygasm
2016-04-17 17:04
#88
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Russia telosll 
HAHAHA
2016-04-17 17:08
#89
France B0u  
ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
2016-04-17 17:20
expected
2016-04-17 17:28
ez 4 vp
2016-04-17 17:39
2016-04-17 17:46
100% real guardian i r8 8/8 m8
2016-04-17 18:13
#95
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Belarus Starvoid 
REKTED
2016-04-17 17:56
:)
2016-04-17 18:15
i remember a guardian flick
2016-04-17 18:28
SHOTS FIRED! :P
2016-04-17 19:15
This Striker is one of the best guys for making interviews... Nix0n was the king for sure, but Striker is great too. Always interesting questions and his behaviour and professionalism are on top level. keep on dude! :)
2016-04-17 20:27
Before this i just hated Navi. For no reason. Now after watching this i actually have a valid reason for hating them.
2016-04-18 11:41
#119
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United States 7hai 
why?
2016-04-18 11:50
Cocky? I don't think they are tho
2016-04-18 15:47
#123
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United States 7hai 
i know a couple slovaks, and i dont mean to be stereotypic, but they were all kinda like this, just straight forward, but i dont think its meant to be rude. i think its cultural
2016-04-18 20:07
called dignitas amateurs called envyus behind them skill wise and no team spirit called NiP missing something because they dont have a dedicated sniper that can do damage. well i guess nip just proved you dont really need to have a dedicated sniper to win it all but it definitely helps a lot. Forest has been doin a good job tho and Pyth did a great job vs Guardian. He won most of their duels.
2016-04-18 23:15
Gather you say
2016-04-21 10:03
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