frozen about age restrictions: "I can't really do anything about it, I just have to wait"

Leading up to eXtatus' first match in the ESEA S26 MDL Global Challenge LAN, we talked to the team's 15-year-old star David "frozen" Čerňanský about their defeat to AGO and the event ahead of them.

The Czech-Slovak squad wasn't successful in their goal in New York, winning the match against AGO that would secure them a Pro League spot, but they still have an important event ahead of them, the Global Challenge LAN. eXtatus are placed in Group B, where they will face GX, Ghost Academy and SoaR.

frozen revealed the player that will be filling in for him next season

As the group A matches were being played, we managed to discuss age rules, his local scene and more with David "frozen" Čerňanský.

Yesterday you played AGO for a spot in ESL Pro League and, unfortunately, came up short. What do you have to say about that match?

We lost that match because of our mistakes. We lost against pistols, it was 14-13 I think, and it destroyed our economy. I think we forced and then we lost again and that cost us the match.

Following up on that, you have Pro League Relegation that you have to play. What do you think of the mix of teams that you will be playing there?

I think we are facing GODSENT first. We played against them once I think, in the Minor qualification and we won against them. I think we can win, we will be very prepared for them. I don't really know about the other teams, Natus Vincere are a tier 1 team, they have a lot of experience at tournaments. If we will be lucky I think we can win.

Obviously, due to your age, you are prohibited from playing in a lot of tournaments and you knew that you wouldn't be able to play Pro League if you qualified. So how hard is it to find the motivation to play in these matches to send your team to Pro League?

To be honest, I don't really care about it, we have already been talking in the team, we have another player who would play instead of me if we would qualify for EPL and I would stay on contract with eXtatus.

Can you share with us who that player is?

He is a Slovakian player, he is not that known though, his nickname is eLiVe (Erik "The eLiVe" Sith).

Recently the news came out that ESEA are updating their rules and you won't be able to play another season of MDL. What are your thoughts on that?

Yeah... It's the rules, I can't really do anything about it. I just have to wait until the day I'm 16 and then I can play. I'm really excited and looking forward to that day.

For the next couple of days we have the Global Challenge LAN itself, what do you think of your group and how do you like your chances here?

The first match we are playing against Brax (Braxton "swag" Pierce) I think, I watched their demos and they are playing PUG-style. I think we will win, and with Ghost Academy and SoaR left in the group, I think we can win both of our matches. But we will see, anything can happen.

You guys play mostly online, you don't get to a lot of LANs, so what do you think about being able to come to this event and the mix of teams here?

It's kind of hard because if you are not going to a lot of tournaments you don't have that much experience. Then when you face better teams and more experienced teams, like GODSENT and stuff, it's kind of hard to play against them because of the pressure and stuff. But we are trying to get better at that.

What do you think about the Czech-Slovakian scene right now? Obviously, you guys are far and away the best team, but how is the scene in general?

Our teams and players... It's in their head. People in Slovakia, they don't even achieve anything big and they already think that they don't have to put in the work anymore.

STYKO has in the past talked about making a Slovakian dream team at some point, is that a project you would be interested in at some point in the future?

Yeah, probably yes, STYKO is a really good player, I'm looking forward to the possibility of playing with him in the future. I would like to play with him.

Slovakia Erik 'The eLiVe' Sith
Erik 'The eLiVe' Sith
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
164
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
727
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
525
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
#2
Czech Republic Yaaa 
sad
2018-01-05 20:32
+1
2018-01-05 20:32
#45
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Brazil coldzao2 
cool story bro (nobody cares)
2018-01-05 21:01
#62
ZywOo | 
United States TeamSESH 
+1 btfo
2018-01-05 21:35
#87
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China DONney 
Sad
2018-01-07 01:19
#74
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Brazil PrestusHood 
Lul what a nub
2018-01-05 22:50
Gl
2018-01-05 20:32
#4
EAZY | 
Czech Republic baylife 
n1
2018-01-05 20:32
#6
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
fuck esea
2018-01-05 20:33
#88
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Australia KatVian 
Yeah could kill a lot of potential careerd
2018-01-07 12:22
#7
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Denmark JustYes 
lul
2018-01-05 20:33
makes sense
2018-01-05 20:33
wait for a... ummm... forever? cuz he's still 15 y/o
2018-01-05 20:33
he'll turn 16 in a few months
2018-01-05 21:28
18 july
2018-01-05 23:16
Let he go... Lulz
2018-01-05 20:33
fnx at his age won major with no stupid age restriction let him play ffs
2018-01-05 20:35
#21
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Other Nagardien 
+1
2018-01-05 20:37
#25
kNgV- | 
Brazil Sp4rkes 
+1
2018-01-05 20:43
+1
2018-01-05 20:46
+1
2018-01-05 21:06
#48
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World ZMDR 
+1
2018-01-05 21:09
#49
Latvia kjyy 
+1
2018-01-05 21:10
#77
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Slovakia VladO.  
+1
2018-01-06 00:14
*won
2018-01-06 00:28
#16
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Germany probrot 
Git gud in the meantime
2018-01-05 20:35
Probot the band with Dave Grohl?
2018-01-05 20:36
#22
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Germany probrot 
Nah they are trash
2018-01-05 20:39
#23
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Germany probrot 
How old are u to even know them
2018-01-05 20:41
xD How are you German and you know them? Do they listen to western music there?
2018-01-05 20:44
#31
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Germany probrot 
Dont know them i dont think i even heard a song Was 3 when their album came out xd If i remember ill listen to a song at home
2018-01-05 20:45
ok kazekopf
2018-01-05 20:46
#35
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Germany probrot 
Is that an insult?
2018-01-05 20:46
no
2018-01-05 20:47
#38
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Germany probrot 
It better not be bitch
2018-01-05 20:48
#39
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Germany probrot 
U meant katzenkopf??
2018-01-05 20:48
it means cheese head
2018-01-05 20:49
#41
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Germany probrot 
Appreciate that
2018-01-05 20:52
#19
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Cyprus Luohu 
kid rage. baby frozen -z have a silver day. -z verysilverguy.
2018-01-05 20:37
#59
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Finland Cumhur2004 
you are probably the worst of these VeryxGuys
2018-01-05 21:30
Come on. Really? Nobody finds it funny that this stand in guys name is eric sith?! SITH?
2018-01-05 20:44
#30
United Kingdom JME_ 
ONCE MORE THE SITH WILL RULE THE GALAXY
2018-01-05 20:45
Hail First Order!!
2018-01-05 20:46
#27
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Slovakia plugin 
<3 elive
2018-01-05 20:44
onliner
2018-01-05 20:46
grow up kid his replacement is a Sith lmao
2018-01-05 20:56
slovakian dream team styko guardian frozen zero queztone
2018-01-05 20:58
#51
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Czech Republic MatthEWw_w 
+1
2018-01-05 21:10
#64
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
GuardiaN said that FaZe is his last pro team
2018-01-05 21:41
everyone say that.
2018-01-05 22:13
#71
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
I only heard it by GuardiaN
2018-01-05 22:18
It will be sad day when one of the current best players retires
2018-01-06 17:08
#89
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Australia KatVian 
They won't be the best when they retire... It is always sad when someone retires why will the current ones be different?
2018-01-07 12:25
#84
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Brazil Belgrade 
-zero +montty
2018-01-06 12:33
he is 15 for 3 years atleast lul
2018-01-05 21:07
#50
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Brazil Collee 
shitty rule, no reason for it really
2018-01-05 21:10
ez yung frozen
2018-01-05 21:17
For now he's just gotta.....let it go.
2018-01-05 21:22
#63
ZywOo | 
United States TeamSESH 
XD
2018-01-05 21:38
#54
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
Lol
2018-01-05 21:26
I still dont understand why he is not allowed if he has confimation from his parrents that he is allowed to play. That should be the rule for 15(14?) years old kids. I know the game is 16+, but there are plenty of players who are clearly not even close to this age anyway. On the other hand he is a bit overhyped from what ive seen.
2018-01-05 21:28
#65
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Chile satch 
Is a good restriction for the youngers player to focus on their studies instead of just play at least at a minimun age, in this case of 16.
2018-01-05 21:45
#83
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Belgium KYC 
There are no studies at 16, high school can easily be combined with cs
2018-01-06 11:16
#85
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Brazil Belgrade 
frozen is bad at school shit anyways he just laughs at the teachers that he makes more money than them
2018-01-06 12:34
#90
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
I heard that by one guy, sources ?
2018-01-09 13:40
#58
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United States SWiFTzZzZz 
Thought zero would fill in
2018-01-05 21:29
atleast he wont be running around hotel saying i kill you
2018-01-05 21:31
my steam account about same age as this child
2018-01-05 21:45
#68
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Poland Ryunar 
I'm just here to watch my boy Martin Styk shoot some heads
2018-01-05 22:00
#69
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Finland Smoonah 
just let it go0o0o0o....let it goooo
2018-01-05 22:09
Alphaville - Forever Young
2018-01-05 22:22
#73
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World GoodGunBaba 
still 15 ? lol
2018-01-05 22:46
#76
Zajda | 
Europe Zajda 
xdddddddd
2018-01-05 23:32
#78
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Portugal dracø 
#FreeFrozen This kid will be insane
2018-01-06 00:25
BabyRage
2018-01-06 05:03
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