horvy: "Want to play again soon, especially in Europe or North America"

MIRAA
April 13th, 2018 18:34

We sat down with former Immortals member João "horvy" Horvath to know more about his time in North America and what he is up to now.

João "horvy" Horvath joined Immortals at a turbulent period for the Brazilian team - who had just benched Henrique "HEN1" Teles and Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles, and parted ways with Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe -, and remained in the squad until the end, which was announced by the organisation's CEO, Noah Whinston.

The 19-year-old has since returned to Europe and is now weighing up his options as he prepares for his return after an indifferent spell in North America.

horvy talks about his Immortals stint

Read on as horvy reflects on his brief time with Immortals and discusses the offer he had to represent Ghost Gaming, what he wants to do next, and more.

You are back in Europe after a short period in the US. What is your current situation? From what I have heard, you’re still contracted to Immortals.

Yes, I am still under a contract with Immortals until September.

At the beginning of December, you played for Ghost. Was there a possibility of joining them? Were you interested in playing for a North American team?

Yes, that possibility existed, they asked me to play a bit more for them at the beginning of the year, but I was still in Europe visiting my parents and I would only be able to return after 20-some days for more tryouts, and then there was also my buyout. In the end, they decided to go for free agents and I understand the situation. Yes, I would like to play for a North American team, I think it could be a cool experience.

You were close to joining Immortals for the first time in May, but the transfer fell through due to visa issues. What did you feel when the team picked kNg up? Did you feel that you had wasted a big chance?

I was sad because it was something out of my control and with an outcome that I could not change, but after a week and after talking a lot to my parents, I realised that the only thing to do was to remain focused with my Portuguese teammates.

You ended up joining the team months later, a decision that not everyone agreed with (kNg even publicly criticised it). What were your expectations for this new challenge, in a new country?

My expectations were obviously to acquit myself well and help the team, who were going through a tumultuous period, but I ended up not playing to the best of my abilities and I was somewhat disappointed with my performances. But I knew that the quick transition from tier 2-3 to the top tier in North America would be difficult in the first couple of weeks.

You arrived in the US at a time when the team had lost the twins and kNg. When you were approached, what was your role supposed to be? Were you going to be a substitute or a starting player?

I’d rather not comment on this matter.

The team then added destiny and zqks (and later shz, after boltz’s departure). What was your opinion about the team? How far do you think that you could have gone?

I really liked playing with every player. Everyone had their strengths, zqk was very criticised but he brought a lot to the team, he helped to create a fantastic playing atmosphere, and his skill seemed to be returning when he was with us. Destiny is a very skilled player and we developed a great friendship, while shz is someone I did not play with that long but he is very calm and also very skilled. I think we could have gone far as everyone on the team had the drive to improve and win.

You were close to making your debut at IEM Oakland, but the team ended up withdrawing from the event. Was it a heavy blow for you?

It was very sad, but we already knew that it could happen due to the delays with the visas.

At the end of the year, Noah announced the end of the team. Did you expect that outcome, considering the visa issues that zqkS and destiny were dealing with?

The end of the team was expected, especially after steel left for Liquid. These things happen, and no one is to blame.

Recently, you admitted on Twitter that you let many people down with the way that you played for Immortals. Do you think that the team’s lack of stability prevented you from being at your best?

Absolutely, we had many changes in a short period of time. Boltz left for SK just when we were starting to play well in practice, and then shortly afterwards the team was over. I really like my teams to have stability, so this really got to me, but I learned a lot of things during my short time there thanks to zakk, steel and boltz, who taught me a lot. Overall, I think this was a positive learning experience for my career, and I am a much better than when I joined. I grew during those three-four weeks, and zakk always praised me for me growth. Much of what I learned was because zakk is an excellent coach and a friend for life.

What are your future plans? What regions would you like to play in?

I want to compete again soon, especially in North America or Europe. It does not make much sense to play in Brazil again since my family is living in Europe. Right now, I am playing FPL and studying teams as I wait for my next chance.

Do you feel that Brazilian teams forgot about you? Have you had offers to return there?

I have had some teams interested in me, but, as I said, I really do not want to play in Brazil with my family living in Europe. It would have to be a very good offer, but I think it is really great that Brazilian CS has been growing the way it has.

Brazil João 'horvy' Horvath
João 'horvy' Horvath
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
151
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
630
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
627
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
356
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Same
2018-04-13 18:34
NA LUL
2018-04-13 18:36
ESTONIA CS KEK
2018-04-13 18:37
Ropz > every NA player LUL
2018-04-13 18:37
NAF and auti>>>
2018-04-13 18:37
ropz in top2 team NA players where????????????????????
2018-04-13 18:39
how is the team relevant though
2018-04-13 18:39
NA PLAYERS WHERE??????????????
2018-04-13 18:40
na players have just won the major what about ropz
2018-04-13 18:41
#63
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Canada kRIZENj2k 
hltv.org/ranking/teams/2018/april/9 Mouz > 2nd ( with no major ) C9 > 8th ( with major ) Next time check statistics xd - Have a nice day polak *kRIZENj
2018-04-13 18:59
+1
2018-04-13 19:23
#66
 | 
India grinchxd 
Mousesports might just win the next major coming from a FaZe fan btw
2018-04-13 19:04
#134
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Mousesport is a good team so +1
2018-04-14 11:14
He's like their 3rd best player
2018-04-13 18:40
#37
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Brazil junera 
4th*
2018-04-13 18:41
If s1mple joins then *5th
2018-04-13 20:05
3rd*
2018-04-13 20:10
#28
 | 
Brazil junera 
NTC Horvath
2018-04-13 18:40
Did you know horvath means croatian in hungarian and is a common surname here?
2018-04-13 18:45
#50
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Brazil junera 
No, I didnt know that!
2018-04-13 18:48
actually, I did (didn't know it was a common last name)
2018-04-13 18:49
#55
NikoM | 
Argentina gonZAA 
most brazilians, argentinians and uruguayans are actually world war immigrants mixed so its pretty common to have this kind of surnames. for example im an ashkenazic jew with a polish surname xd
2018-04-13 18:51
#2
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United Kingdom M0rr1s 
nice
2018-04-13 18:34
#18
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Brazil coldzao2 
no shit we thought you wanted to play in asia..
2018-04-13 18:37
#34
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
australia is where he wants to play
2018-04-13 18:41
Australians don’t even wanna play in Australia’s ie RNG
2018-04-13 19:52
#3
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Poland ms1021 
Who even is he
2018-04-13 18:35
#39
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Brazil kwalk1ng 
Horvy, read the title
2018-04-13 18:44
#76
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Slovakia HanSoloBerger 
dunno but he got hungarian polish and idk what kind of name while he's brasilian lul
2018-04-13 19:35
#80
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Brazil AmbOoNi 
In Brazil there are descendants of different nationalities, so the diversity of surnames.
2018-04-13 19:44
i know, but it's still kinda interesting that he got a hungarian,polish surname while he's brasilian
2018-04-14 14:43
#5
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Brazil hypermite 
GL.
2018-04-13 18:35
#7
woxic | 
Europe artilele 
ok
2018-04-13 18:36
who
2018-04-13 18:36
#9
 | 
United Kingdom Grenadr 
who?
2018-04-13 18:36
#10
CMX | 
United States LuWi 
K
2018-04-13 18:36
#11
 | 
Czech Republic Rewask 
K then
2018-04-13 18:36
#14
 | 
Brazil Alan1 
Ntc horvy confirmed
2018-04-13 18:36
#33
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Brazil mattzz 
+1 pratice confirmed hsaidahsd
2018-04-13 18:40
O M E G A L U L. Horvy is shit. Had to take an extra bag to carry him threw esea..
2018-04-13 18:37
#16
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United States PepeBizon 
Expected
2018-04-13 18:37
k but who?
2018-04-13 18:37
who ? lmao hltv this days. miraa keeps coming and deliver this amazing news.
2018-04-13 18:38
horvy's career story: "horvy signs with Immortals" "horvy cannot join Immortals lineup in USA because of VISA" "horvy is still waiting for VISA" "horvy comes to USA" "right after Immortals release their CSGO lineup" "horvy is left teamless and cannot join another team of the contract" overall - horvy has been under Immortals organization for about half a year, but still haven't played a single official match for them.
2018-04-13 18:48
#65
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Brazil PropsY 
Yeah, sad story lol.
2018-04-13 19:02
lmao ez money
2018-04-13 19:40
why? still a big LOSS for immortals having to pay his salary. But you dont know these days..
2018-04-14 00:00
#29
Ex6TenZ | 
Croatia Nixx21 
Who?
2018-04-13 18:39
#35
Sp|ke | 
Guatemala spike148 
doesn't want to play in brazil because his family lives in europe, but is fine to play with an NA team, makes sense..
2018-04-13 18:41
#38
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Brazil junera 
That's because NTC are in EU and will move to NA when they become SK
2018-04-13 18:43
#53
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Other Siktir 
if he has to stay far away from his family he shouldn't wanna live in shithole brazil for sure.
2018-04-13 18:51
#57
fnx | 
Brazil DroidNTC 
Man, a MDL team gets more money than top1 team playing in brazil, he is not dumb to go back to Brazil with these conditions, at least going to NA would be good for him, moneywise
2018-04-13 18:53
play in brazil and have a shit salary and exposition? i understand his choice
2018-04-13 18:54
#60
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Spain JasonRacism 
More money in NA
2018-04-13 18:58
#40
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Europe Cariocazera 
ntc | Horvy
2018-04-13 18:44
#42
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
we dont want u playing again you're terrible
2018-04-13 18:45
#43
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Brazil 7vv$ 
who ???????
2018-04-13 18:45
well, too bad.
2018-04-13 18:46
NTC - Horvy Most part of this is BAIT.
2018-04-13 18:47
it would make kind of sense, NTC is in Germany now, right?
2018-04-13 18:47
Yeah, and he still playing pugs with FNX and BIT.
2018-04-13 18:49
horvy > kng
2018-04-13 18:47
#47
vsm | 
Brazil matwoks 
But, he is praticing with ntc there's a bait btw
2018-04-13 18:47
who
2018-04-13 18:51
#56
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Brazil PRTv 
-PKL +Horvy
2018-04-13 18:52
+1
2018-04-13 19:33
#59
fnx | 
Brazil DroidNTC 
He won't go to NTC, he is not in their level and fnx and even him know that
2018-04-13 18:55
na players have just won the major
2018-04-13 18:58
"misteerrrr" said it.. jesus christttttttttttttttttttt
2018-04-13 18:59
#64
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
NTC Horvy inc. Just wait lol. But best would be NTC Hen1, but he wants to play with his fucking brother all the time, so rip.
2018-04-13 19:00
who
2018-04-13 19:07
#68
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
I think these interviews are good and interesting (e.g. the one with mixwell), but this guy hasn't done anything notable so I don't understand why he would be selected to be interviewed. The story is also out there already with what happened to IMMT so it's not like there is any new info in here.
2018-04-13 19:09
#90
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Brazil dUdUb44- 
+1
2018-04-13 20:12
fox + hs + inoccent + lowel and horvy
2018-04-13 19:26
#71
kennyS | 
France Thijo 
+1
2018-04-13 19:28
im so confused is he still with the now defunct immortal or what?
2018-04-13 19:32
#95
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Croatia DNM_ii 
He moved back to Europe where his family is but he's still under contact with Immortals.
2018-04-13 20:48
+1 tq
2018-04-14 03:30
His English is actually really good
2018-04-13 19:34
#75
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Brazil XEMBAO 
overrated
2018-04-13 19:34
nice:;)
2018-04-13 19:35
#78
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Overrated, you need to start from the bottom kid and prove yourself, ntc trk or ntc steel please.
2018-04-13 19:39
i want to play in africa
2018-04-13 19:46
#83
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Sweden TDK Em1L 
huh, I thought he was from POOOORTUUUGAAAAAAAAAAL
2018-04-13 19:50
what an unlucky guy lol
2018-04-13 19:55
nice
2018-04-13 20:00
#88
 | 
Malaysia byaIi 
horvy > SHOOWTIME
2018-04-13 20:06
#91
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Finland Lehtori 
yeah, i can play mm with him
2018-04-13 20:25
I’d rather not comment on this matter.
2018-04-13 20:29
ntc.Horvy
2018-04-13 20:46
#96
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Brazil 4raer 
he looks like jughead
2018-04-13 20:59
yes he wants the money, but talent too bad so nty
2018-04-13 21:04
kkkk
2018-04-13 21:06
#99
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Other VladimirLucas 
this guy is a beast
2018-04-13 21:10
who?
2018-04-13 21:11
Who the fuck is horvy?
2018-04-13 21:48
#102
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Denmark nebpyhita 
why br flag?
2018-04-13 21:52
Horrible and better retiring player
2018-04-13 22:06
#104
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Brazil davidzor 
He's bad dude. Not good enough for tier1/tier2 teams. I dont undertstand what the Immortals guys saw on him.
2018-04-13 22:10
#105
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
No one want to go back to Brazil *FACT! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-04-13 22:18
#106
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Brazil gbz1^ 
Tier 3 player
2018-04-13 22:38
#107
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Brazil _mith 
good luck horvy
2018-04-13 22:45
#108
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Macedonia trashbait 
not expected
2018-04-13 22:51
c9.horvy
2018-04-13 23:28
Imo seems like a good guy stuck in an unfortunate situation, gets salary but doesnt get the exp by playing which he should do to improve in his age and motivation. may still get him an excellent perspective and the scene.
2018-04-14 00:02
This guy had bad luck
2018-04-14 00:32
Good Guy Horvy
2018-04-14 00:36
no hope rating0.99 nooob
2018-04-14 02:10
This dumb Brazilian sucks at the game
2018-04-14 04:13
Não consigo entender o interesse de grandes equipes nesse jogador
2018-04-14 05:25
EU = best place to practice if you wanna become World-class team. SK.br proved that.
2018-04-14 08:27
#119
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Estonia Chaostic 
Has he ever played in a team? I feel like he has always been waiting on visas and as soon as he gets signed the team disbands
2018-04-14 09:29
#120
yeL | 
Brazil Kolt116 
Flopped
2018-04-14 09:30
#121
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
who
2018-04-14 09:48
Horvy was nvr really good imo
2018-04-14 11:16
ORLY YOU DONT WANNA PLAY IN AFRICA OR ANTARTICA ???
2018-04-14 14:49
#140
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Brazil DiegoXPG 
NTC horvy
2018-04-15 06:36
#142
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Europe Cariocazera 
LG | Horvy
2018-04-16 13:03
#143
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Europe Cariocazera 
or LG | Steelega again?
2018-04-16 13:04
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