GuardiaN: Less mistakes will win final

We talked to Na`Vi's Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács about his team's victory over Liquid as well as the upcoming grand final of ESL One New York.

Despite going down in the first map to Liquid, CIS region team Natus Vincere rallied and won the series and advance to the final of the $250,000 event, with players Egor "flamie" Vasilyev and Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev having strong performances.

Afterwards, we caught up with Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács of the team to ask him a few questions about the Liquid match, the grand final, and the new update and pause rules that are in effect in New York.

You will be able to find all of our interviews from ESL One New York on our YouTube channel here.

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

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
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
ez 4 simple
2016-10-02 23:22
#31
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
Congrats
2016-10-02 23:23
cold > s1mple
2016-10-02 23:23
nt favela simple > cold
2016-10-02 23:24
2016-10-02 23:24
2016-10-02 23:27
hehheehhe major's final > group stage
2016-10-02 23:28
he was on a different team you autist; just wait simple will rape coldzera just like your mother was raped. That is if sk even make it to the finals
2016-10-02 23:29
#46
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Finland Lehtori 
+1 gogo keep jump shotting cold
2016-10-02 23:30
#56
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United States ImCovati 
+1 now all the 14 year old SK fans will be attempting to jump shot in mm xD
2016-10-03 02:35
told you
2016-10-03 02:08
hehehe Legend beat cheaters
2016-10-03 02:59
hehe, neo>cold
2016-10-03 02:04
Navi has looked a little shaky. Will be interesting to see how they show up against SK round 2.
2016-10-02 23:23
#3
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United Kingdom DarkOmen 
Guess that means Navi will lose because they make 100 mistakes every round.
2016-10-02 23:23
#4
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CIS sergioff 
GG
2016-10-02 23:22
#4 bravo
2016-10-02 23:22
SK cheats
2016-10-02 23:22
My man Guardian !
2016-10-02 23:23
1
2016-10-02 23:22
N1
2016-10-02 23:22
s
2016-10-02 23:22
Godian <3
2016-10-02 23:22
d
2016-10-02 23:22
Agree wholeheartedly.
2016-10-02 23:23
EZ
2016-10-02 23:22
f
2016-10-02 23:22
Gl to Polando
2016-10-02 23:23
no shit?
2016-10-02 23:22
ye
2016-10-02 23:22
#18
JD | 
Iceland loouur47 
1
2016-10-02 23:22
nice insight jk
2016-10-02 23:22
ez for s1mple
2016-10-02 23:22
#21
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
VP
2016-10-02 23:22
#22
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
good luck in final
2016-10-02 23:22
no shit sherlock
2016-10-02 23:22
wow that's smart
2016-10-02 23:22
So SK
2016-10-02 23:22
ez for zeus
2016-10-02 23:22
#28
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Finland Lehtori 
lul ez sk
2016-10-02 23:22
no fuckin ways dude
2016-10-02 23:23
NO SHIT SHERLOCK
2016-10-02 23:23
#33
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Ukraine gungrave 
soooooooooooo not navi T_T
2016-10-02 23:23
"the team with less mistakes will win the final" how insightful LUL
2016-10-02 23:23
Intelligent guy
2016-10-02 23:23
#36
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Spain Alser 
That's a pretty empty statement to put in the title
2016-10-02 23:24
implying a title means anything
2016-10-02 23:26
#42
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Spain Alser 
I could imagine from this title that Guardian just answers every question with default and not very ensightful statements, which is what he usually does. Not a big deal ofc
2016-10-02 23:28
well there is an interesting quotation at the end about his recent lack of motivation in CS ^^
2016-10-02 23:34
I assume playing dota2 is tiresome , it's his decision and it shows how rusty his awp is as of late
2016-10-02 23:51
I thought you were merely making an example of his poor grammar. Pillory the poor chap.
2016-10-02 23:34
nah the only people whom I would pillory for their poor English is supposed native speakers
2016-10-02 23:42
#43
shaGuar | 
Hong Kong b1uhwk 
All of the SK players were mistakes, so gg ez 4 NaVi
2016-10-02 23:29
except, Navi can't win finals. FeelsBadMan
2016-10-02 23:29
GEORGINO
2016-10-03 00:08
GUARDIAN BLOWS THEM AWAY LIKE A HURRICANE THROUGH SWEDEN
2016-10-03 00:11
Lol
2016-10-03 03:04
#59
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Poland cGev 
lul
2016-10-06 15:25
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