coldzera wins Pro League Finals MVP award

SK Gaming star Marcelo "coldzera" David is the winner of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals by HLTV.org & Betway.

The 23-year-old scoops the award thanks to his incredible consistency throughout the tournament - just one below-average Rating across 11 maps - and his team-leading performance in the final, boasting a 1.10 Rating.

Other notable mentions include Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard, who averaged a 1.17 Rating in the title decider, and SK duo Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo and Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo - two players who stepped up immensely in the playoffs.

coldzera wins his fifth MVP medal of 2017

Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David, who had the second-highest rating of the tournament at 1.26, led the tournament charts in deaths per round (0.55), KAST (79.7%) and clutches won (10), and was also in the top five in many other categories, including 1+ kill rounds (53.0%) and headshots per round (0.43).

This is the eighth MVP medal won by coldzera in his career, the fifth since the start of the year after he also claimed the award at cs_summit, IEM Sydney, DreamHack Open Summer and EPICENTER.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
686
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.60
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
732
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.59
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
750
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
3ez5coldzin
2017-12-10 22:00
Señor VACO > COLD
2017-12-10 22:03
#5
gAuLeS | 
Brazil stazz
GOAT
2017-12-10 22:01
GOAT
2017-12-10 22:01
AKA GODZERA
2017-12-10 22:01
#9
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Sweden hudgun
was not taco?
2017-12-10 22:01
2 replies
cold by HLTV and TACO by ESL
2017-12-10 22:05
#174
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Russia Korrol
Seems so stupid It's like SK got winners trophy by ESL FaZe got 1st place award by HLTV wtf tho
2017-12-11 19:04
#10
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Lithuania c0mmandCS
Toxic and cocky in twitter. ;(
2017-12-10 22:01
#11
s1mple | 
Brazil L4bz
fuck faker
2017-12-10 22:01
CRYISFREE, he deserved! GODZERA, gonna be GOATZERA EZ eight MVP medal.
2017-12-10 22:03
#13
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Faroe Islands Jones123
Greatest cs:go player of all time
2017-12-10 22:01
#14
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Brazil Pedrolc22
Taco!
2017-12-10 22:01
#15
fer | 
Brazil eric_
M A R M E L A D A, TACO MVP
2017-12-10 22:01
YES
2017-12-10 22:01
taco!!
2017-12-10 22:01
rip taco
2017-12-10 22:01
IZI FOR S1MPLE
2017-12-10 22:01
1 reply
Who is S1MPLE?
2017-12-11 15:57
taco deserves it more imo
2017-12-10 22:01
GOATZERA
2017-12-10 22:01
FER UNDERRATED
2017-12-10 22:01
#27
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Brazil mrk15
What about TACO
2017-12-10 22:01
1 reply
#56
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Brazil mrk15
Forgot HLTV looks only into raw stats, but they cant calculate how impactful coldzera was versus TACO, and in that regard i think ESL MVP going to TACO was more fair
2017-12-10 22:03
9x incoming
2017-12-10 22:01
EASY for Nº1 WORLD GODZERAAAA!!!!
2017-12-10 22:01
Why no Vaco lol
2017-12-10 22:01
#31
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Iceland caverat
expected, gz cold and gtfo botaco fans
2017-12-10 22:01
GOAT
2017-12-10 22:01
#37
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Sweden Alheny
TACO MVP
2017-12-10 22:01
DESERVED
2017-12-10 22:02
Are you fucking serious to my eyes? TACO was much better
2017-12-10 22:02
7 replies
taco was the 4th highest rated sk player in the final, and by far the worst throughout the tournament. blind taco fans
2017-12-10 22:03
5 replies
he clutched so many rounds and so many impact frags. he was a really valuable player in this tournament for sk.
2017-12-10 22:04
1 reply
#157
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Spain bullyzera
twitter.com/Tgwri1s/status/9399726413473.. xD coldzera 10 1vX and taco 4 1vX, ofc he clutched more round than cold
2017-12-11 05:07
yeah man, in Brazil has so much blinded taco fans... so suffering
2017-12-10 22:04
1 reply
all i see is TACO blid haters
2017-12-10 22:26
+1 he was 8th highest rated player in the server in front of boltz and karrigan LUL
2017-12-10 22:07
both were great!
2017-12-10 22:03
Most Valuable Pussy
2017-12-10 22:02
1 reply
4Head
2017-12-11 15:55
TACO da real MVP of the people
2017-12-10 22:02
#47
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Brazil DiegoXPG
TACO ESL'S MVP COLDZERA HLTV'S MVP STOP BEING DUMBS
2017-12-10 22:04
TACo?
2017-12-10 22:02
#50
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Brazil eoteamo
"Other notable mentions include Håvard "rain" Nygaard, who averaged a 1.17 Rating in the title decider, and SK duo Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and Epitacio "TACO" de Melo - two players who stepped up immensely in the playoffs." CAN'T BELIEVE TACO MADE IT HAHA PLAYED LIKE A BOT THE ENTIRE YEAR
2017-12-10 22:03
3 replies
#67
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Brazil Nickzim
u're a shame to the SK fan base, go back to the kindergarten loser
2017-12-10 22:04
1 reply
#75
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Brazil eoteamo
whoa whoa that was just unexpected that he played well at ESL lul
2017-12-10 22:06
I'm glad he played well, hopefully that builds his confidence and become a god like always.
2017-12-10 22:05
#51
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Brazil Nickzim
What the hell?! Taco was huge on the semi and finals, playing like a monster. MARMELADA.
2017-12-10 22:03
4 replies
marmelada?
2017-12-10 22:19
2 replies
Its a word meaning "rigged" (if u arent brazilian)
2017-12-10 22:38
1 reply
Okay.. I was confused because marmelada in my languange means jelly or some similar shit
2017-12-11 14:52
Dude, really? Taco played okay on the finals and destroyed on the semis, but cold only.played average on the semis and played really well in the rest of the tournament, only.boltz played better than him, but he wasnt that good on the finals
2017-12-10 22:36
another year. another #1 for the BEST! <3 COLDZERA <3
2017-12-10 22:03
undeserved as always
2017-12-10 22:03
4 replies
#84
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Finland kelvinha
Flags out
2017-12-10 22:09
2 replies
i am wrong?
2017-12-10 22:13
1 reply
#97
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Finland kelvinha
Who deserve the MVP, so?
2017-12-10 22:14
I dont see how it would be undeserved considering he is the highest rated player on his team
2017-12-10 22:20
:/ feels bad man
2017-12-10 22:03
Gratz to #1 player.
2017-12-10 22:04
#59
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Brazil Juneco
Lost all respect i have for hltv, taco real mvp
2017-12-10 22:04
4 replies
cala boca velho, a HLTV valoriza quem joga bem de verdade, isso é, joga bem em TODAS as partidas, Taco só jogou bem na semi e na final Cold jogou praticamente TODOS os jogos em alto nível
2017-12-10 22:06
3 replies
#94
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Brazil Juneco
parece que a madame ficou pistola, cara, isso é um meme.
2017-12-10 22:13
#96
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Brazil Juneco
aqui é brasil porra, a gente tem q ser unido aqui.
2017-12-10 22:14
1 reply
pois é, isso tenho de concordar
2017-12-10 22:15
undeserved at all...
2017-12-10 22:04
Congrats! Respect SK the most consistent team of 2017!
2017-12-10 22:04
#63
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United States ItsImpact
Taco is underrated same as karrigan. They play like bots for the tournament but he kills they get are all impactful
2017-12-10 22:04
4 replies
Karrigan is not underrated, he is overrated
2017-12-10 22:05
3 replies
Exactly. If you can't play well with 4 gods on your team then you must suck dick. Karrigan is silver who is playing with 4 globals.
2017-12-10 22:06
2 replies
yup. and ppl say he is mastermind and shit. His strats are just like MM calls.
2017-12-10 22:07
#135
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United States ItsImpact
His igl is overrated. But his fragging is not
2017-12-10 23:24
2017-12-10 22:04
2017-12-10 22:05
#1, ma boy niko #2
2017-12-10 22:05
so its pretty much sure i will win my bet that hes #1
2017-12-10 22:07
Chelo should have gotten MVP Kappa
2017-12-10 22:08
EZ for GOAT!!!! =D
2017-12-10 22:08
74C0 DENIED HYPERMEGALUL
2017-12-10 22:09
#86
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Europe tweekzter
TACO would've deserved it
2017-12-10 22:10
youtube.com/watch?v=3IbcwH2bN4A/ WANT AN ESL PRO LEAGUE 6 VERSION?
2017-12-10 22:10
#88
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Brazil zhnmonster
2017-12-10 22:11
Cold be like: just another day at the office.
2017-12-10 22:11
#90
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Brazil davidzor
Deserved although in my opinion the whole team played good
2017-12-10 22:11
8 MVPS LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL
2017-12-10 22:13
this guy is just a beast, i cant believe someone is so consistent as is cold
2017-12-10 22:13
nothing new here
2017-12-10 22:14
8 MVP's but Niko better nice logic faze fags
2017-12-10 22:16
We are the champions! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-12-10 22:19
#110
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Brazil aps_void
Wasn´t it taco?
2017-12-10 22:21
Anotha one
2017-12-10 22:21
GODZERA <333 #TOP 1 2017
2017-12-10 22:22
gratz
2017-12-10 22:37
TACOOOOO THE REAL MVP!
2017-12-10 22:37
Taco=ESL and Final MVP Cold=HLTV MVP
2017-12-10 22:44
#128
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Portugal CRMN1
I understand people think it was unfair for TACO. Coldzera's performance in Odense wasn't something new. He's been playing at this same top level for more than a year that it has become mainstream. However TACO on the other hand is known to being consistently putting the worst numbers on the SK team and is called the weaker link of the team, so whenever he performs above his regular level, people lose their minds and unintentionally see things differently. Cold and Boltz were easily the best players this tournament (despite Boltz being underwhelming in the finals he was outstanding before), maybe even thanks to TACO for getting efficient and essential entries, but well, it's none other than his role and his job and he has to embrace the fact that he'll most likely sacrifice himself more than anyone else and damage his numbers for the good of the team.
2017-12-10 23:09
4 replies
Only person with a brain in this thread. People on these forums judge so harshly purely on stats and it's sad that they can't see past that, but whatever. TACO is the epitome of a selfless player in CS and will do whatever it takes for the stars to shine even if his stats are usually poor, that's what I love about him. I bet no one in this thread has thought about the level of synergy, trust and communication that he has worked on with the core of this team over the last 2 years which goes unaccounted for.
2017-12-10 23:43
1 reply
#143
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Portugal CRMN1
Thank you. Nice points you've mentioned as well
2017-12-11 00:00
+11111111111
2017-12-12 00:53
1 reply
#178
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Portugal CRMN1
:D
2017-12-12 10:39
Again:DD
2017-12-10 23:21
literally have a video at signing session, where i tell coldzera he’s going to be picked for MVP of the tournament. will post once home. this was before quarter finals started
2017-12-10 23:23
Official - Coldzera 2017 number 1 player... Practically fact at this point. GG Coldzera. :)
2017-12-10 23:24
2 replies
#144
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Portugal CRMN1
Pretty much. That's now twice in a row. Getting closer and closer to the god himself GTR in the history of this game =). Will be interesting to see if he'll be able to maintain this level next year.
2017-12-11 00:04
1 reply
Agreed. :D
2017-12-11 13:44
2017-12-10 23:44
#149
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Brazil mendAo
TACO TACO TACO TACO TACO TACO TACO TACO TACO >>>>
2017-12-11 01:33
NiKo still better
2017-12-11 01:42
2 replies
1/12
2017-12-11 04:06
do you see statistics ? blinded
2017-12-11 19:06
#152
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Portugal anomelyxd
TACO DESERVED THE MVP
2017-12-11 01:57
#158
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Brazil Nobuga
COLD GOD
2017-12-11 05:38
#159
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Other ragkuu
if you looked attentively, you could hear that the tako mvp finals and for this award was given $ 1000
2017-12-11 06:32
#161
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Israel Stryger
Taco Vaco
2017-12-11 09:57
WTF??
2017-12-11 10:53
TACO was MVP, but fer > any EU player
2017-12-11 14:26
congratz coldzera, the best player in the world ! <3
2017-12-11 15:24
The best player
2017-12-11 15:44
wp wp by SK! Sick final, well deserved win! Lets hope this rivalry continues in 2018 :))
2017-12-11 16:23
6 replies
#176
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Portugal CRMN1
For sure. Yesterday I was thinking if this rivalry has surpassed Fnatic vs NiP in the early years of CS:GO and honestly in my opinion it has, and it's to be continued for much much longer, hopefully. It's healthy to have rivalries in games and we were lacking a decent one for quite a long time.
2017-12-11 20:26
5 replies
Not really a rivalry when Faze can't win a BoX against SK on lan. Should call it something else.
2017-12-12 11:46
4 replies
Well, its still closest to a rivalry between two csgo teams as we can get imo. They are the top 2 teams and the matches are always great :) But SK always seem to keep their composure and focus better than faze :(
2017-12-12 18:05
#181
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Portugal CRMN1
Makes sense, but it's the closest we can get to one. Fnatic almost never dropped a BoX vs NiP and won most of them if I recall correctly, but it's the greatest rivalry we ever had if we don't count this one
2017-12-12 19:49
2 replies
Well the fnatic, NiP rivalry evolved from NiP winning almost all of their games, except for the 1 huge upset at the major, to fnatic slowly winning more and more of their matches. It wasn't really until after fnatic upset NiP at the major that people started considering it a rivalry of sorts. And throughout it NiP did probably win more games than fnatic, depends where you think the rivalry ended.
2017-12-13 09:48
1 reply
#183
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Portugal CRMN1
Well I didn't know about NiP constantly beating Fnatic. Thanks.
2017-12-13 11:15
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