coldzera: Put more hours in the game [after EPL]

Shortly after his team lifted the DreamHack Open Summer trophy, we talked to the MVP of the tournament Marcelo "coldzera" David about his individual game, the grand final and finally defeating fnatic.

Marcelo "coldzera" David has once again been awarded the MVP award after picking the medal up in SK's victories at cs_summit and IEM Sydney.

coldzera wasn't happy with his performance at the EPL Finals

After the ceremony, coldzera talked about SK's struggle against Dennis "dennis" Edman's aggressive play on Overpass, their Inferno and working on his own game.

This is the third tournament in a short span of time that your team has won an event and you have got the MVP; cs_summit, IEM Sydney and now DreamHack Open Summer. How does it feel?

It feels really good. At Pro League I played really bad so I've been dedicated more to my personal training. I practice more, I saw my mistakes at ESL Pro League so I focused on my game more, and now I'm back, so it's good.

What were your biggest issues, what did you focus on in the past few weeks?

I saw that a lot of my positions were off and I had bad plays in my bombsites. So I created more plays for myself and created more setups with my teammates on bombsites. I also played more deathmatch and put more hours into the game because... I traveled to Brazil so before Pro League I practiced for like 5 days. That's not too much when you play professionally. And I played really bad there, in Dallas. For this tournament, I've played a lot of CS for two, three weeks, a lot of CS every day. So I was better, but I keep growing.

Talking about the match against fnatic in the final, I think in some post-match interview JW said that they were the best team on Inferno - what do you have to say about that?

We don't have problems playing inferno against fnatic. They play really passive so we know how to control the map when we are on the T side. And on CT side, we play our default and don't overpeek. I think fnatic is good on Inferno when they have a kill on the map. But when they don't have kills, sometimes they are lost. For us, we just wait, they push...  We won easy rounds and had 3-4 mistakes on CT side, but our CT is still good. Our T side... we don't have problems.

The next map was Overpass and there they had a total stomp. What went wrong?

We don't know how to play against them [on Overpass]. dennis plays too aggressive, we tried to counter him but he won all the duels. So it was hard for us to kill him. We tried to go B because it was impossible to have control towards A because of dennis. They punished us a lot. But when we tried to go B we never got a good entry on that site. And  whenever we try to do something they were pushing and they broke our hold. They played really aggressive and we need to fix [our play against that style].

Lastly, this is the first BO3 you won against fnatic, even though it was mostly due to them not getting far while you had the whole period of dominance. So is there anything special with this win you got now?

Yeah, because it is a revenge win. In the past they played really good and we were too scared to play against them because they were the best team in the world. But now, I think it changed. Now they play scared against us, that's why we had more control of the game.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
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Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
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Maps played:
2017-06-19 22:56
Sweden WhisperingEye 
2017-06-19 22:57
ScreaM | 
Denmark Kranzz 
World best player
2017-06-19 22:57
Denmark Cleandog 
2017-06-20 14:49
2017-06-20 17:10
Spain creatorr 
2017-06-20 17:47
Brazil hunte[R] 
cold top1
2017-06-19 22:59
2017-06-19 22:59
Cry is free
2017-06-20 02:07
Is it still free if I cried because of a too much laughing?
2017-06-20 02:11
Europe KappaKaako 
Its not free you idiot cuz time is money and you spent time while you cry...
2017-06-20 15:56
Brazil uRKT 
Also the crying tears are from the water that you drink, and you have to pay for it...
2017-06-20 16:22
Brazil Smartzilian 
2017-06-19 23:02
Russia xtkjdtr01 
2017-06-19 23:03
cold top1
2017-06-19 23:07
World neomax360 
No comment!
2017-06-19 23:08
Brazil mth^ 
2017-06-19 23:11
"Now they play scared against us, that's why we had more control of the game." fnatic in 2017, lul
2017-06-19 23:14
South Africa Bot_Marley 
Oh, yes!
2017-06-21 06:36
fer | 
Brazil FrizoR 
Best player in the world
2017-06-19 23:14
2017-06-19 23:14
Brazil Collee 
2017-06-20 00:18
arT | 
Brazil cachopa100 
the writer or the guy who does the inverview's does not correct the answers? oO
2017-06-19 23:15
Probaly not bro xD
2017-06-19 23:16
Best player in the world 2
2017-06-19 23:20
Brazil abused1 
godzera top1
2017-06-19 23:24
Brazil DanielsGrunge 
It feels*
2017-06-19 23:29
"Now they play scared against us, that's why we had more control of the game." Cold is so honest lmao
2017-06-19 23:35
Brazil mtkNTC 
The beast
2017-06-19 23:35
Brazil jstrr 
We love play against then, because always is a good match dumb kid
2017-06-20 00:24
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Honestly SK has been incredibly consistent on there performances. Good cs.
2017-06-20 01:01
I think he will be top1 for long time, he always wants to improve, know his mistakes and with that good igl which is Fallen he can always be on the top, great player
2017-06-20 01:23
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
you are more than good my brother <3 much respect for u! Congratz for both, title and MVP, very well deserved! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-06-20 01:54
Brazil hugoooo 
" We tried to go B because it was impossible to have control towards A because of dennis." haha very nice, I love when players are sincere about how good their opponent is and how it was an important factor for their loss. Remembers me when dsn said that fnatic was "scared of cogu's awp" on ESWC 2006 final, on inferno. It's interesting to point that in both situations, the scared team lost the map.
2017-06-20 02:42
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
My thoughts exactly. Many players regarded being scared of Cogu back in the days. Good times.
2017-06-20 03:07
Brazil Charizaldo 
dennis is the most overrated player of fnatic. No one talk about him, no one give the focus he deserves, but he still playing better than all fnatic players
2017-06-20 16:01
France t3r4byt3 
you mean underrated then, not overrated
2017-06-20 16:22
Brazil Charizaldo 
yeah sry
2017-06-20 19:27
Brazil gabriezz1 
Nice top 1
2017-06-20 02:42
"In the past they played really good and we were too scared to play against them because they were the best team in the world. But now, I think it changed. Now they play scared against us, that's why we had more control of the game." Hey, that about sums up why fnatics reign is over.
2017-06-20 02:55
let me sum it up olof stopped cheating his balls off flusha stopped cheating his balls off krimz stopped cheating his balls off sk didnt even slow down
2017-06-20 09:48
France uncle_xjokes 
cry is free
2017-06-20 14:20
private cheats arent
2017-06-20 15:56
France uncle_xjokes 
They aren't but you commenting on HLTV is free too. Get baited kid
2017-06-20 17:43
They had a pretty good run at DHS. And even in the final match against SK they couldve won if their mirage CT side was a bit more focused on connector. But either way, after watching DHS, i can say that fnatic is on its way back to glory! This tournament was like a first time engine start for fnatic. And this tournament also gives them some great experience and gives them new ideas to beat the best teams in the world at PGL krakow and also this tourney revealed their mistakes on some maps, which they could fix to be the Major Champs again! This is a T2 100K tournament. I dont care about this shit 50000$ prize money. We are going to win the fucking PGL major and ESL Cologne 2k17! Cuz fnatic the best! beast* GG WP SK! #ONCEFNATIC #ALWAYSFNATIC!
2017-06-20 03:40
2017-06-20 12:29
yeah. fucking retarded system. just cuz he was good few tournaments before he is automaticaly the mvp. thats the only logic I see behind this, since FalleN was way better.
2017-06-20 07:16
no he wasnt
2017-06-20 08:59
Japan kitzune 
congrats, one of the best if not the best counterstrike global offensive team ever respect
2017-06-20 10:06
For sure!
2017-06-20 10:40
Fox > Coldzera
2017-06-20 10:36
Netherlands EliteBekkers 
"Now they play scared against us, that's why we had more control of the game." XD
2017-06-20 10:40
Brazil Diogofsk 
2017-06-20 15:23
1:1 :D
2017-06-20 16:01
"tea bag on his neck"
2017-06-21 16:09
Russia xavikz 
olof = 5 sk players. jw and dennis w\o brain, its sad.
2017-06-20 10:53
EZ TOP1 2K17
2017-06-20 14:10
Russia Orgoglio 
Coldzera good <3
2017-06-20 14:36
My name
2017-06-20 20:10
Cold 'MVP' Zero
2017-06-20 23:32
Cold is sincere af. An interview with Gabriel 'Twofaced' Toledo: "they played super well, they're super good team. I love everyone."
2017-06-21 16:12
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