coldzera: felps brings us more hunger

In our next interview from DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, Marcelo "coldzera" David breaks down SK's quarter-final battle with Natus Vincere and explains how Joao "felps" Vasconcellos fits into the team.

After advancing from their group with two quick wins, SK faced Natus Vincere in the quarter-finals earlier today. The Brazilians survived a triple-overtime battle on Mirage and had little trouble closing out the series on their signature map, Train.


coldzera believes SK can go on to win DreamHack Masters

We caught up with Marcelo "coldzera" David after the match to find out more about SK's adjustments towards the end of regulation and the overtimes on Mirage, and asked him whether they feel as comfortable on Train with João "felps" Vasconcellos as they used to with the previous lineup:

Let's begin with Mirage, a very back-and-forth match overall, can you run me through the adaption you made towards the end of regulation and during the overtimes?

In the beginning, we had a new, different style of playing against them. We just waited for them to have mid control and after that we could push together to break it. We made a mistake in the 2v1 against flamie and we lost it, and they broke our economy and the game started being hard because they broke our economy all the time. But after this, we just played normal, 3-2, and gave them mid and afterwards flashed in to get some picks. We started winning rounds, won an eco, and started to play better.

When we went into overtime, we played more passive on the T side and use mid more, because in the regulation we used mid a lot and won many rounds there. On the T side we knew they played bad on B and we forced B more.

A couple of times on Mirage on your T side, I noticed you camped everywhere for a while after trading players early, perhaps waiting for Na`Vi to make a mistake?

Yeah, it's because Na`Vi started to play aggressive in overtime, sometimes they pushed somewhere and we lost some of the rounds because we played too fast. So we decided to play more passive and waited a little bit.

Going over to Train, before changing the lineup you were the best team on it, do you feel as comfortable on the map with felps as you used to with fnx?

Yeah, we're comfortable because felps is aggressive and he plays a lot on ladder and he plays well there. fnx tried to do the same in the old team, but felps is more smart and he thinks more fast. He makes plays, fast plays, all the time and helps mid, so he gives us security.

What about felps adjusting to the team overall, do you think you've reached the level you wanted with him or will it take more time?

Right now, our team is better. He's very good, he brings us more hunger, he wants to play a lot. He's really good and he brings us confidence again. Right now, I think at this tournament we can go to the final and win the finals, after the bootcamp we have a better chance.

Facing North in the semi-finals, can you talk to me about the match-up overall and what you'll need to do to beat them?

North is a good team, they have two very good players, Magisk and k0nfig. I don't think we have a secret, we'll just play our game and see what will happen in the game. We have more experience, I think we are more hungry right now. We're more focused, I think that is the solution for winning.

In case you missed some of our previous interviews at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, here is a list:

Day four
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski: "NiKo wants to be Rambo of CS"
Day three
Sweden Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi: "Cache got decided early"
Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen: "Banana needs changing"
  
Day two
Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný: "I'm here to do some damage
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth: "I think fnatic will do well"
Sweden Björn "THREAT" Pers: "Inferno still plays kinda the same"
 
Day one
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen: "It would be fun to play NiKo"
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo: "felps has a special skillset"
Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev: "We're confident on Inferno"
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin: "I've never played this much"
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
734
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1441
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
bestzera hehe
2017-02-19 09:04
for fuck sake, its 2017 no one wants to read record the interview striker !!
2017-02-19 09:52
The interview is still stuck in stone age just like this site design.
2017-02-19 12:09
#75
Brazil rlh3 
anyone else likes reading?
2017-02-19 17:59
well. I HATE video interviews. I like to listen music and read confortably, without trying to decipher london skills from all around the world.
2017-02-19 19:43
srsly they need to relax about this felps. "felps brings us more hunger" ??? Did he eat all the food or what. They need to chillout-
2017-02-19 13:02
#57
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Brazil erfur 
In Brazil hunger = more will to win or more confortable
2017-02-19 16:29
#60
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
cry is free
2017-02-19 16:34
He is very thin he needs to get big like snax to protect the other BRs.
2017-02-19 17:36
#73
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South Africa Bot_Marley 
You need to study before says sh*t. This is a metaphor.
2017-02-19 17:52
#78
sergej | 
United States t0xic93 
cry is free no scene
2017-02-19 18:23
"felps is more smart and he thinks more fast" (than fnx) lol shots fired
2017-02-19 09:06
#48
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Germany No_Kappa 
TOXICZERA <3
2017-02-19 14:49
#8
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
+ I agree.
2017-02-19 09:04
#9
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Argentina gbdz 
ez
2017-02-19 09:04
Sk vs VP grandfinals?
2017-02-19 09:04
More like sk astralis
2017-02-19 09:06
yup
2017-02-19 19:44
#12
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United States Jax_xD 
Felps was a great add imo, hopefully fallen can guide him to top20 this year
2017-02-19 09:05
#50
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Brazil vegangaro 
When Felps, Cold and Taco played together back there... Felps was the star! haha Felps Top1 Cold Top2 Device Top3! haha #goVEGAN
2017-02-19 14:52
do plants have a brain? vegans either.
2017-02-19 21:29
#101
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Brazil vegangaro 
Nope, just some of them...but majority doesnt feel pain. Chicken, Cow and Pigs tough do feel pain while having they throat cut down, and take more time than you think till they die! What a fcking horrible way to die!
2017-02-19 22:54
if chickens were the master human race, they wouldve killed us to eat us. but that reasoning is too mature for hltv
2017-02-20 19:29
#100
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United States Jax_xD 
It's hard to imagine felps having better stats than cold considering how agressive felps is and how much cold baits and clutches
2017-02-19 22:07
lets go!
2017-02-19 09:06
#16
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Coldzera interview <3 my brother GOD! Congratz buddy, I want see you with the award of the champions DHVegas 2017! thank you HLTV, we appreciate all of ur support! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-02-19 09:12
You say it like people give a fuck about your opinion
2017-02-19 09:27
#28
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
lol I think u give because u pay attention ;D thank you my fanboy, we appreciate that!
2017-02-19 10:17
#37
shaGuar | 
Hong Kong b1uhwk 
literally the first person in a month to give you a reply lmao
2017-02-19 12:47
lol
2017-02-19 23:45
#23
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Brazil m1tzin 
Buddyinsane the legend himself
2017-02-19 09:49
#29
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
<3
2017-02-19 10:19
#17
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World EarthFlag 
" I don't think we have a secret, we'll just play our game and see what will happen in the game" lol
2017-02-19 09:13
#18
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
"fnx tried to do the same in the old team, but felps is more smart and he thinks more fast." Cold clearly dislikes fnx for some reason. No need to point like that unless you want to pinch someone.
2017-02-19 09:21
Why are you surprised? fnx is all aim no brain.
2017-02-19 15:01
#93
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Not really. He is not a tactician kind of guy, but he plays the clutches really smart and nobody of the smart asses from SK can repeat this kind of play. So he shouldn't talk shit like that, just because he doesn't like the guy. Cold really needs a PR's class from SK.
2017-02-19 21:27
"fnx tried to do the same in the old team, but felps is more smart and he thinks more fast." Calm down Toxiczera, no need for that.
2017-02-19 09:22
#22
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Chile Cristoff 
actually i agreed felps is smarter 4 me based on their performances on train at least
2017-02-19 09:37
#25
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Armenia gr1nch 
but felps is more smart and he thinks more fast.
2017-02-19 09:53
#30
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
Keep betting on SK br easiest money ever
2017-02-19 10:21
your welcome cold <3
2017-02-19 10:23
#34
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Azerbaijan Talley 
he thinks more fast.
2017-02-19 11:43
#81
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India Ad1_KaM 
Fnx i3 2100, felps i7 7700k lul
2017-02-19 18:44
#35
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
ez 4 sk We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-02-19 11:49
#56
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United States CWalker 
*we toxic At least the ones I played with lol
2017-02-19 16:28
#38
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Denmark potatomato 
Nice.
2017-02-19 12:52
#39
TACO | 
Brazil JPRBessa 
Ragezera
2017-02-19 12:55
#42
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Japan kitzune 
godzera gl! but pls dont underestimate north
2017-02-19 13:20
Yes they clearly have some personal strife, and despite FNX keep being silent, Cold is dissing him at any time he have the opportunity. This was going on for a while and i believe this clash played a big factor on FNX exit.
2017-02-19 15:11
#54
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Brazil xinico 
Today - "Felps brings us more hunger" In 6 months - "Felps leaves SK" Fallen doesn't forgive anyone!
2017-02-19 15:56
Fallen is not alone my friend. The whole team wants to win, and sometimes that means kicking a friend for a better player. Don't mistake the power of teamwork with the power of friendship.
2017-02-19 18:20
#89
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Brazil xinico 
I understand what you mean, but he wouldn't ever kick "fer" for example if he was in a bad condition in-game. Of course everyone wants to win, but it's not only about kicking, but also how he does it. And I can tell you it's not kindly at all!
2017-02-19 19:56
Again, I don't think is fair saying FALLEN kicked fnx, the team did it. To me there's a big difference between not playing well and not being dedicated. Everyone has bad days, weeks and even months, but not wanting to practice is not tolerable IMO, unless you are clearly something like top5 in the world.
2017-02-19 20:56
navi Had not entered to play train, we will analyze today against north and possibly against astralis or vp, now this desumilde cold speak of the FNX, I hope that FNX also speak some things of that team selfish :) sk rip
2017-02-19 17:07
#65
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Azerbaijan Talley 
stop using google translate lol
2017-02-19 17:23
It's what we have man :(
2017-02-19 17:24
#83
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Brazil hugoooo 
hahahahahaha Dude, STOP USING GOOGLE TRANSLATOR.
2017-02-19 19:28
North, they have two good players, magisk and konfig, as always cold if you think the best, remember the time of showtime, how north has only 2 good players? Aizy and cajunb are also good players, only MSL who agree to be a BOT, we are hungry, more humility marcelo coldezera, you are not the owner of the world, after facing VP or astralis yes you can say something, rubbish !!! !
2017-02-19 17:12
More humility? FalleN always says SK want to prove they are the best in the world
2017-02-19 17:26
Best in the world when the fallen and cold get more humble, summing up never ;)
2017-02-19 17:27
Why would people even compete if they weren't trying to be the best? Everyone that competes in anything wants to be the best. You either compete to be the best, or there's no meaning in competing. Wheter you manage to be the best or not, they want the #1.
2017-02-19 18:30
he's not saying that he's "trying to be the best" he's saying that they ARE the best and that they want to prove it. big difference
2017-02-19 18:59
All successful teams thinks that. Astralis beat VP on a major final and kjaer said they underperform, what does that mean?. fnatic, nV, NiP, all claim they were the best.
2017-02-19 20:49
Yes but we are talking about humility, dont forget what we are talking about :) It's not very humble to come out and say "WE ARE THE BEST".
2017-02-19 21:52
I see. The thing that bothers me is that humble people don't compete. They don't try to be better than others, they try to be better than themselves. Because of such idea, I see no reason to expect humbleness in a competitive game. IMO, "humble" people that compete are just fooling themselves.
2017-02-19 21:56
Plenty of humble people compete and achieve great things. NEO, the most winning CS player of all time, is one of the humblest people in the scene.
2017-02-19 22:00
I do see some humbleness in neo. But I wonder if he doesn't get really happy when they win, and sad when they lose. I mean, the only reason I can see ATM is someone who really enjoys playing the game and figuring things out. That's how someone could compete at high level and being trully humble. If neo is like that, than he wouldn't care about the result of the game. Anyway, I took too much of your time already, thanks for the chat!
2017-02-19 22:06
To be the best do not need to be dehuman, finally fallen and cold have always been stuck and point
2017-02-19 19:30
#74
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Russia Co0lDY 
:/
2017-02-19 17:58
#80
s1mple | 
United Kingdom migzzss 
"fnx tried to do the same in the old team, but felps is more smart and he thinks more fast." Cold< is right tho, he just didnt need to say it in that way. Fnx has better aim than felps tho.
2017-02-19 18:36
Roasting fnx hahaha
2017-02-19 19:31
man, cold is fat.
2017-02-19 19:53
FalleN wont feed them if they dont win DH
2017-02-19 20:45
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