coldzera: "summit was a tough tournament because we played too robotic"

Professeur
February 17th, 2018 12:15

After SK's win in the opening match of StarSeries i-League Season 4, we caught up with their star player Marcelo "coldzera" David.

The Brazilians started off the tournament in Kiev by taking on MVP PK. The series went on to be a 2-0, with the underdogs putting up a strong fight on the second map, Cobblestone, having a 9-6 lead after the Terrorist half.

coldzera gave props to MVP's Cobblestone

We talked to Marcelo "coldzera" David following the game that saw SK go 1-0 in the Swiss system, and touched on cs_summit 2, Ricardo "boltz" Prass and SK's slow playstyle.

I wanted to start with the last tournament you had, cs_summit 2. You finished third there, how did it go from your perspective?

cs_summit 2 was a hard tournament for us, we are trying to fix some mistakes we had inside of the game, but we need to take a lot of time because the players are not too confident. We are working on this. For this tournament, we prepare much better than summit so I think right now we can show our game style.

One of the things that people noticed at cs_summit was that, statistically at least, boltz wasn't having a great tournament. And he wasn't with you at the Major, did that play into it, that he wasn't in form or used to playing at tournaments? His last event was ESL Pro League in December...

For us, it's hard, because we changed the playstyle when we played with felps at the Major, but we prepared with boltz. He didn't have a good tournament, but he is working better right now.

I think that we just need time to get better with the team, but from my perspective, no one had a good tournament at summit, everyone played really bad. However, for this tournament, we prepared better [as a team], and individually we are better prepared as well.

At summit and maybe here as well a bit, on the T side you displayed a slow playstyle, something that seems different from before. Is that something you are trying to add to your style, what is the thinking there?

For summit, our worst map was Inferno so we worked on a lot of strats, different strats, and we played more passive and more slow and tried to play more robotic. We practiced a lot of Inferno, and I think that when we practice that map we just do strats, strats, strats, we forget about our game style, we just hold and execute our ends of the rounds.

I think that, for us, summit was a tough tournament because we played too robotic. We didn't play our game style, we just did strats, strats and forgot about our game.

This tournament is a pretty stacked one, what are your thoughts on the tournament and what are your expectations here?

Our expectation is of course to win. It's good to see the Swiss format in a BO3 because now, the underdogs have to really be good to beat you. For me, the tournament is amazing with this format. I think that if you want to go to the playoffs you need to play better than all other teams. So the format is really good.

Let's touch on the second map here against MVP, they started pretty well on Cobblestone, I think it was a 9-6 half on the T-side. What are your thoughts on that, why were they giving you so much trouble?

They play really good on Cobblestone on T side, they have good strats and good flashbangs. Every time they went B, I and TACO would get blind for a millisecond, but in that millisecond someone would die. They played really good, they played a good style. They remind me a little bit of us, so I think they copied two or three of the strats that we do, but they played really good.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
856
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
822
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
#1
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Finland IFK 
Nice
2018-02-17 12:16
#18
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Czech Republic davskal 
They played 2 BO3 in 4 days. Smh summit do something
2018-02-17 12:19
#27
strize | 
Canada DiiSCO 
still tired from fnatic game
2018-02-17 12:26
hahahah
2018-02-17 15:25
#21
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Russia ivan92 
cold <3
2018-02-17 12:20
#2
chelo | 
Brazil iagozv 
godzera top1
2018-02-17 12:16
#3
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
We were tired
2018-02-17 12:16
LUL
2018-02-17 13:43
#118
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Germany zeolikk 
Lmao
2018-02-17 16:58
Ok
2018-02-17 12:16
#5
Kas9k | 
Russia WarBoo 
kek
2018-02-17 12:17
nice
2018-02-17 12:17
excuses
2018-02-17 12:17
#9
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Bulgaria NeonAssasin 
excuses
2018-02-17 12:17
#10
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Germany Sabba1 
Coldzera top40
2018-02-17 12:17
#11
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Belgium Ex666TenZ 
aa
2018-02-17 12:17
#12
PAGO | 
Poland Karmowski 
more excuses
2018-02-17 12:17
#13
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Russia band1 
no because u suck
2018-02-17 12:17
#14
dennis | 
Belgium Slyven 
Because we were hung over*
2018-02-17 12:18
You'll prove it or I'll kill you!
2018-02-17 12:46
#43
dennis | 
Belgium Slyven 
"make gay love is not good?" Kappa
2018-02-17 12:48
Those shit your talking about, is it after made love to you boyfriend?
2018-02-17 12:48
Oh we played too robotic... Oh we were tired... Oh we had a stand in. Fucking excuses. Yawn.
2018-02-17 12:18
if were you speaking of course would be excuses, but the guy who is talking it's the best player in the world. He doesn't need excuses at all.
2018-02-17 12:28
nice joke
2018-02-17 12:37
...that's why he's coming up with excuses? You seem quite basic. Are you ok? Also please stop fake flagging, your englando is horrendous.
2018-02-17 12:38
Englandanese
2018-02-17 12:47
#50
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Brazil vass28 
stfu hater
2018-02-17 13:00
Don't be all butthurt mate. They're getting slapped by NA teams at the moment, maybe they will come come good again. Maybe not. Hopefully not.
2018-02-17 13:12
#56
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Brazil vass28 
It has nothing to do with being pissed, like what you're talking about, their bad moment is being in 3 right? Then you come to complain that they are making excuses, they can not have a bad moment? like last year where they started the same way being 3/4 in the tournaments and all people said they would fall and they were bad and things like that, and suddenly they started to win everything again. So I think you're being very unfair in your comments. You say that they are being beaten by American teams, but you forgot to say that these 2 American teams are among the 7 best teams in the world at the moment.
2018-02-17 13:18
they will probably come back, looks like they have great relations between each other and team chemistry and thats far more important than any fucking best skill in world (not that they dont have that to xd) and that on major to make them play bo3 after bo3 was complete shit by organizer to say the least...andjust to edit they dont have to come back from anything lol my mistake
2018-02-17 13:40
#81
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Brazil vass28 
+1
2018-02-17 14:02
He thinks he is the best because of people like you, that's why he is coming up with excuses every fucking time. It's usually the guys who think they are the best that always telling excuses. NiKo is way better and NEVER making excuses
2018-02-17 13:35
NiKo is overhyped choker and arrogant kid with mad face and rolling eyes all time he loses.
2018-02-17 13:48
French = biggest chokers
2018-02-17 15:57
#129
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Bulgaria Hattrickxd 
Danish*
2018-02-17 21:20
if he doesn't need excuses, why the heck he spreading them all the time?
2018-02-17 13:47
#107
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Kuwait Wow_HG 
He just answered questions and nothing more ...
2018-02-17 15:36
Dude for real? I guess youre baiting but anyway. You know why you'll never see your favorite player say it? Cuz these fks don't Look at their demos and thats why hes not on the top. Cold's actually talking about their mistakes, he knows what he did wrong its not an excuse at all its an critical eye on their playstyle. Grow a little and u might understand.
2018-02-18 09:47
I think you replied that wrong guy but whatever.
2018-02-18 15:22
Oh shit, true Bud. Sorry for that
2018-02-20 08:12
"we played too robotic" is not an excuse, he considers it a flaw in their game and is trying to analyse it. "we played really bad" should suffice too.
2018-02-17 12:51
#57
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Hungary Shaperz 
I agree
2018-02-17 13:17
#76
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United Kingdom Auxilium61 
+1
2018-02-17 13:47
+1 ppl here are dumb or just pretend to be ?
2018-02-17 19:05
B8 i guess
2018-02-18 09:41
#78
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Brazil Nickzim 
It's not excuses dude, he said that the whole team played horribly, and he's right. The thing is that they know the reason why, that's not a excuse, it's the first thing to know how to improve and win tournaments. Unlike some players and teams that just say "we played terrible, don't know what happened".
2018-02-17 13:55
Excuzera
2018-02-17 14:01
#115
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Brazil juyran 
Blame the questions
2018-02-17 16:34
#119
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Germany zeolikk 
Too robotic because SK are bots EleGiggle
2018-02-17 16:58
Haters are funny
2018-02-17 21:14
#16
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng 
typical excuse.
2018-02-17 12:18
200 iq excuse
2018-02-17 12:19
20,0*
2018-02-17 13:21
Dan M
2018-02-17 12:20
#20
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Brazil vass28 
best player in the world cry is free haters
2018-02-17 12:20
#22
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Norway felt 
that's a new level of making excuses right here.
2018-02-17 12:22
How is this an excuse instead of self analysis? He's basically saying that they performed bad.
2018-02-18 13:01
#24
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Brazil Collee 
"For this tournament, we prepare much better than summit so I think right now we can show our game style." Glad to hear that, let's go mah boys
2018-02-17 12:23
lol c9 fans are doing little bit xtra .
2018-02-17 12:23
Botzera
2018-02-17 12:26
#29
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
tryharder
2018-02-17 12:30
#30
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Denmark Xipingu 
Oh come on Marcelo, are you kidding me? Are you 12 or an adult?
2018-02-17 12:30
#31
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Czech Republic Rewask 
excuses
2018-02-17 12:33
"robotic"? As in you had a robot playing for you? Coldzera sneakily admitted to cheating LUL
2018-02-17 12:33
+1
2018-02-17 13:43
Cheat and loose?
2018-02-17 20:00
excuses excuses excuses trash player and org
2018-02-17 12:35
#38
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Denmark happyDane 
+1
2018-02-17 12:44
#47
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Brazil beaviz1 
Cry is Free
2018-02-17 12:53
#49
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Portugal CRMN1 
How does it feel to see trash on top for 2 years straight?
2018-02-17 12:56
#53
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Brazil vass28 
veryastralisguys omg so original, and calling others trash LOL
2018-02-17 13:07
#66
kscerato | 
Brazil Lawz 
library
2018-02-17 13:38
+1
2018-02-17 13:46
#121
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Serbia whoa!! 
Are you kden?
2018-02-17 17:02
#36
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Or in other words, played like bots
2018-02-17 12:42
#39
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Sweden kraken108 
roBOTic
2018-02-17 12:44
"Summit was a tough tournament because we were still too tired" Fixed it for him :) Don't thank me
2018-02-17 12:47
#61
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Pakistan SuPer_CoDi 
Clown9 butthurt fan :D
2018-02-17 13:26
SK butthurt fan :D
2018-02-17 14:29
#46
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Brazil beaviz1 
coldzera > all players CS Go. RUNSKG!
2018-02-17 12:52
#48
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Portugal CRMN1 
I mean, for a top team to underperform massively like SK, there has to be a reason or a change behind scenes to justify it. Dude's just explaining what went wrong to let us know. Yes they played bad, they are aware of that, but they can also tell why, or is it forbidden? Or are you implying that they lost all their skill in a week?
2018-02-17 12:54
#51
EliGE | 
Portugal ArturS 
not a bad excuse what should be the next
2018-02-17 13:04
#52
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Hungary D3pthyy 
XD
2018-02-17 13:07
#55
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Your era is over lmao
2018-02-17 13:15
#95
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Brazil mth^ 
VP btw
2018-02-17 15:00
#108
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
SK btw
2018-02-17 15:40
#109
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Brazil mth^ 
Not even comparable :>
2018-02-17 15:46
oh great, now we will hear excuses from them after losing, because they got too cocky, not cool SK remember where you came from: from nothing, and appreciate it what you achieved, dont be like this
2018-02-17 13:20
#84
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Brazil vass28 
wtf?
2018-02-17 14:06
+1
2018-02-17 14:10
#60
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Spain JasonRacism 
Excuses again and again
2018-02-17 13:23
#62
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
actually good excuse 7/8
2018-02-17 13:28
OMEGALUL Won MVP.So proud
2018-02-17 13:32
#64
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World STEEN_ 
Best player in the world and losing. ofc EXCUSES
2018-02-17 13:34
#68
MSL | 
World Houzzy 
more excuses
2018-02-17 13:41
+1 LMAO these are my thoughts
2018-02-17 13:46
more excuses!
2018-02-17 13:46
Don't get it u guys, cold is interviewed and he needs to respond the question, and the response is a excuse? Wtf. What he suppose to say? Sorry, we lost, boltz played sux, we didnt won. that is? They should have talked after the tournament and map the errors, and he exposed for us. I don't see any excuses on cold interview.
2018-02-17 13:47
#82
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Brazil vass28 
haters are haters, nothing will change that
2018-02-17 14:05
please learn some english and try again later. kkthxbye
2018-02-17 14:09
thx man, please correct me, so next time I do not write wrong.
2018-02-17 15:53
In this thread: People who read the title and went straight to the comments section
2018-02-17 14:00
I suppose he meant i couldnt bait as much as i used to or my baits didnt work at summit and fer got exposed with his stupid pushes plus you know taco and fallen when we suck they suck even more ..
2018-02-17 14:10
+1 lol
2018-02-17 14:10
today they ware to robotic xD
2018-02-17 14:23
Excuses Gaming or Excuses Esports seems legit
2018-02-17 14:31
#92
World AFNO 
Oh, god. I don't know why I'm even going through these comments. The idiocy, double standards, toxic fans and overall cancer in HLTV never ceases to amaze me. Cold's interviews are an amazing read. He always talks a lot about issues, specific strats, calls he or FalleN made etc. He's smart and super aware (one of the reasons he's considered the number 1 player), yet people have the audacity to call all of that excuses... beyond stupid.
2018-02-17 14:36
Baited
2018-02-17 14:49
#94
World AFNO 
Writing stupid comments and then saying "Baited" to someone that actually makes sense makes you feel superior or something? Imo it solidifies your idiocy, but who am I to judge? If it makes you feel good - keep it up.
2018-02-17 14:53
Again baited
2018-02-17 15:00
#98
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Brazil g4laxI 
+1.
2018-02-17 15:05
#97
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Brazil vass28 
+1 nice comment!
2018-02-17 15:04
#100
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Brazil g4laxI 
+1. Best comment
2018-02-17 15:06
+0 baited hardcore by elite hltv baiters
2018-02-17 15:14
agree, but you know how it works, gotta ignore the trolls
2018-02-17 15:21
#120
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Brazil MommyStealer 
+1 smart guy
2018-02-17 17:00
+1 Exactly.
2018-02-18 06:29
MARCELO "EXCUSES" DAVID
2018-02-17 15:29
GODERZA TOP 1
2018-02-17 15:31
#111
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Denmark Asstralis 
You’re right you guys were fucking bots
2018-02-17 15:55
#114
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World nakTriceps 
You´re right, Marcelo. Show what you capable on StarSeries.
2018-02-17 16:15
#116
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Brazil vicTHOR 
people who are saying "excuses" I only say one thing: CRY IS FREE :D
2018-02-17 16:43
too robotic, true. coldzera played like a bot the whole tournament
2018-02-17 18:26
#124
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Poland MakaPaka1337 
Rekt
2018-02-17 19:01
#130
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
star b8er
2018-02-17 22:56
#131
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
That's why you will never be Fnatic, you have horrible performances, you lose in group stage at 3 events. When Fnatic was on top they performed and dominated for 15 months never had to make an excuse because they never had a bad performance.
2018-02-18 06:21
Remind me, who did they play against? Oh, bunch of nobodies and unprepared teams. SK had to face the best astralis of all time, the best french shuffle of all times, Faze, the best na'vi, the best liquid, the best cloud9.
2018-02-18 06:31
#134
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
SK played good in the era of pug cs where every game is looking like FPL or Rank S even the finals of majors hahahah, Fnatic dominated in an era where teams still had tactics and strats and played TEAM CS. Also SK never dominated they've had many moments in the last 2 years where they were shit and had shit results, Fnatic didn't have a single event they didn't reach at least top 4 (excluding the one event they forfeited which doesn't count obviously).
2018-02-18 06:37
?? umm the fnatic era didn't have good tactics, I mean literally fnatic themselves would just force every round even when they shouldn't. you couldn't get away with that in todays cs.
2018-02-18 06:46
#136
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
Fnatic had incredible team play and synergy they created a lot of the boosts and other tactics that teams used, teams like Na'vi, VP & Fnatic created A LOT of shit that teams use today still. Had proper roles, the best support player, the best clutch player, the best IGL (Pronax) always able to make comebacks, JW best entry and Olof the best player in the world, SK took a lot of shit from 2015 Fnatic but they will never be 2015 Fnatic.
2018-02-18 08:57
Csgo 2013 - 2015: aim based, cause everybody was learning the mechanics of the game and it was not popular in the south america, turkey, asia as it is today. The result was the same faces winning the same tournaments w/o any effort. . Csgo 2016 - 2018: strats based, cause fallen introduced a new meta with a system and change of set-ups in-game. You saw the fall of the teams with only raw skill and good teamplay (sweden, frenchs, etc)
2018-02-18 12:10
#142
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
Yeah I'm not even taking you seriously after that comment you are delusional and know literally nothing about this game, what a fucking joke can't believe you actually believe the shit you write wow.
2018-02-18 18:35
LOL he's right though, the whole fnatic era like 2014-2015 was just fnatic out aiming everyone.
2018-02-18 21:32
These player interviews are so fucking delusional.this and then neo talking about motivation.Just admit that you're fucking shit and say that you will work on your mistakes.Dont bullshit like this. BTW robotic your ass.Ever since inferno came out SK has been utter shit on it and cold gives a reason saying robotic.FUck off.
2018-02-18 21:03
These player interviews are so fucking delusional.this and then neo talking about motivation.Just admit that you're fucking shit and say that you will work on your mistakes.Dont bullshit like this. BTW robotic your ass.Ever since inferno came out SK has been utter shit on it and cold gives a reason saying robotic.FUck off.
2018-02-18 21:03
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