coldzera: "We are going to change the IGL; I'll take the role"

We managed to sit down with Marcelo "coldzera" David after SK's disappointing exit from IEM Sydney 2018, with the Brazilian revealing that he would be taking on the in-game leading duties.

SK had a rough 2018 so far, with a plethora of underwhelming results since the turn of the year, their most recent one being a group stage elimination from IEM Sydney at the hands of TYLOO and Grayhound, two massive underdogs.

The communication is still the biggest issue for SK

Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David talked to us in an exit interview, opening up on the difficulties the team has been having adapting to a new player and communicating in English, and announced a change in the leadership.

You had a few days off, thinking about the result and what happened, so what is your current state of mind?

Of course, we are having a bad period. Last year we won everything and this year we didn't win anything, so we made a change inside the team, we brought in Stewie2k, we changed the communication. Now I think we are starting to improve as a team, that the change is for better. I think Stewie is a great player, he plays really well, but we are a little bit lost inside the team.

However, it's not Stewie's fault, I think it's our fault right now. We are playing so fast, we are trying to play a different style and that different style makes us a little bit lost sometimes. As a team, I think we started growing, but we need a long time to create more teamplay, create more new things and try to have good chemistry. We will see.

You mentioned that you are playing faster now, how did it come to that, the decision to play faster? Is that something that happened naturally or is it to accommodate some players?

Yeah, when we brought in Stewie, he is more of an aggressive player, so he likes to play faster. I think that change in the game style is because of him, we discussed it in practice and we saw that we need to use Stewie in different roles and change some stuff inside the game. One thing we changed was to play some games fast.

But I think, for us, this tournament was bad, since we were leading at every half time, so we had a lot of good halfs, a lot of good moments, but after swapping sides we were a little bit lost sometimes. I think it's because we are losing so much, with that we are losing our confidence and because FalleN, when he is calling and we start losing, he loses a bit of his own confidence. We are trying to get his confidence back.

As you mentioned, you are now communicating in English, so how big of a difference is that, actually, for you guys? Does it the information flow slower than usual, especially when you are playing fast-paced?

For us, now, talking in English is kind of hard. Sometimes, in some moments, when we need to communicate really fast, our minds simply blow up. I think we just need to talk more and try to improve more on it. Me and boltz for example, we don't have good English, so when we try to communicate in English fast we just blow up.

I think we should try to play more and talk more in English and we will be better at it. We started having English classes as well, to make the communication better.

You lost here to TyLoo and Grayhound. It seems like a very bad result, but on the other hand, they had good results after that as well. They beat Cloud9, played well against FaZe, depending on which team we are talking about. So did they also bring something to the table in those matches to earn the win? What did they do so well that they could beat you?

Against Tyloo, it's hard to say if they played good or not, I think it's more about us. We were winning the game 12-6 and we lost an eco, they didn't have kevlar, just pistols, and we lost a full eco. That was a crucial round for us, and after that, they won a good situation and broke our economy. When we brought the game back to us, we had 15-14, I knew that they didn't have good weapons, but we tried to play so safely, we didn't try to capitalize against them. I think TyLoo played really well, but it was our fault, not that much them playing well.

Grayhound impressed me a lot, they played good CS, beautiful CS, they know how to do the fundamentals really good. We played Mirage and Overpass, Overpass for us is a hard map, we tried to fix some problems that we had, we don't have good defaults right now, we are all kind of lost on the map. That's why we were practicing it this week a lot. And on Mirage we did the same thing against them, we started winning 10-5, and after that we lost a crucial round, because of communication again. I think the reason we are losing to these teams is that we make a lot of mistakes, so we make the game harder than it is normally, than it should be.

FalleN will be passing on the captainship to coldzera

Watching you play those games, it didn't seem like you weren't losing confidence, it seemed like you were calm, no one was getting tilted, does it feel like that way as well, does everything feel under control?

Yeah, we practiced really good for this tournament, but it's still hard when you start losing a lot of rounds, as T for example, if you lose a lot of rounds in a row, you start doubting your strats. Our defaults are not working anymore, we call some bad strats at the wrong times, the other team can then read us very well. I think for us it's not that we are losing confidence in our skill or communication, but losing confidence as a team, in the team play, in the strat, calls. We are losing that confidence.

The last two events were obviously not that good for you individually as well. There is that connection that people at least talk about, between you and TACO, he was the guy that was making some space. Do you feel like that is missing in your individual game now?

No, I don't think so. I think we played badly as a team. Of course, when I played with TACO, he created space for me, but I think we also create space now, but the problem is that we are kind of lost in endings of the rounds. We cannot close the rounds really good because of the communication. Sometimes we try to do something fast when we have a gap and we can't do it because the communication is bad at the time. Of course, TACO is a great player, but if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well.

It's hard with communication and some stupid calls we do every time. But I think we are growing up as a team. This tournament I played not so good, normal, but we need to improve more as a team and improve our communication. I think, for us, the tournament was not that bad, we lost to ourselves again, when we had the game in our hands. We were winning the first halves and let it go.

You had a tough series of events, WESG, Marseille and  now this. So how do you get out of this kind of rut, how do you turn it around? 

We had talks inside of the team now and we are going to change the in-game leader, I will be the captain right now. The decision was made because FalleN wants to focus more on his game and because he is feeling that everyone can read him. That is what he was telling us this year, that people can read him too much.

So right now he wants to change the captain, I'll take the role, I'll give more calls inside the game. I agree that we should try the change as well, when you play two years in the row, winning everything, people watch your demos, they see how you are playing. Before they copy it, they also try to understand how your system works. I think that the change will be good.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
1213
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Rip fallen I dont expect anything special at all from this lineup, stewie was a terrible pickup from taco. Now that cold is calling itll be even harder for him as his english isnt fantastic, especially compared to fallens. Gl sk
2018-05-04 15:58
#12
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Czech Republic HunTerOG
Alooooo? WTF why???
2018-05-04 15:57
#16
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Paraguay imjustmau
Rip SK
2018-05-04 15:57
#19
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Austria shaak!
W A S T E D
2018-05-04 15:57
Coldzera, FalleN, fnx, chelo, fer
2018-05-04 15:59
#113
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Europe _EpiC_
Of course, TACO is a great player, but if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well.
2018-05-04 16:05
ye if you compare stewie and taco you might be able to say that statwise, but you do not know anything about tacos role in the team and stewies role in the team.
2018-05-04 16:06
#127
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United Kingdom Tendies
What the fuck
2018-05-04 16:11
omg i didnt read the interview haha
2018-05-04 16:33
#363
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Brazil junera
Nice, let's see if this changes anything, if it doesn't then RIP stewie, it was never meant to be, the language barrier is too great. #RUNSKG
2018-05-04 18:43
#428
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Europe Hue_Ganus
do you actually think sk are shit because of the language barrier.....you are so delusional it makes me cringe
2018-05-04 21:29
No scener is clearly jealous, that's cringy hahaha
2018-05-05 02:44
#529
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Brazil cinza
LOL
2018-05-05 05:24
#540
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Europe Hue_Ganus
how does the fact that i dont have a scene make your irrelevant team better?Also i am a nip fan i dont care about my scene if i did i would propably go play league(does brazil even exist there?) .stop changing the subject and accept that sk is dead and all out of ideas
2018-05-05 09:17
No scene no opinion, pleb.
2018-05-29 15:01
#524
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Brazil baldok1
that's exactly the problem my friend... There's a great difference between just talking english and play calling in english. Only Fallen talks as clear as an american.
2018-05-05 05:13
Trust me, Fallen does not speak as clear as an american at all. Only brazilian that can speak SOLID English is Zews.
2018-05-29 15:02
There is nothing TACO can do that stewie can't do
2018-05-04 17:15
taco can speak brazilian/portuguese.
2018-05-04 18:17
good point.
2018-05-04 18:39
its called portuguese XD
2018-05-04 19:35
i think you stopped reading at "brazilian"
2018-05-04 20:02
It's PT-BR not BR-PT.
2018-05-05 01:31
do you know what / means?
2018-05-05 02:42
anyway, you don't speak "brazilian", get over it.
2018-05-05 02:51
ok? thats why i put /portuguese? wtf is your point
2018-05-05 03:35
dude, wtf, there's no such thing as speaking "brazilian", you're wrong, get over it.
2018-05-05 16:10
im wrong about what? i clearly said "brazilian/portuguese" 0/8 bad b8
2018-05-06 00:08
u sir ar an idiot.
2018-05-06 19:46
i said "/portuguese" which means even if brazilian doesnt exist im still not wrong. nt idiot /close
2018-05-06 20:17
Dude you're so stupid.
2018-05-29 15:04
says person who cant understand meaning of "/"
2018-05-29 16:41
Taco can not act like a start player, and surprisingly enough that is a positive thing. When you have a team of clashing star players it 99% of the time backfires. Especially when you have similar players when it comes to style, like Fer and Stewie.
2018-05-04 18:20
Exactly
2018-05-04 21:50
Surprisingly enough they didn't learn their lesson from the felps experiment.. Same way they didn't learn to ban inferno in the second veto round of BO3's...
2018-05-05 01:51
there is nothing that taco can't do
2018-05-05 04:37
#525
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Brazil baldok1
thank god some1 that understand something about CSGO
2018-05-05 05:15
Wow i got an HLTV forum to agree on something i feel special XD
2018-05-05 08:04
Well I'll start with speaking portuguese and accepting to be Coldzera's support/bait/jack of all trades to allow him to shine.. 1st one Stewie can't do, and 2d one he won't do.
2018-05-05 01:49
What does TACO do to "allow him to shine" ?
2018-05-05 12:07
Well if you can't see what TACO did for him on CT sides, I won't even bother to explain. That's just bad will on your part, go watch some of their demos. Even Cold himself acknowledge this.
2018-05-05 14:22
No no no, i am aware of what TACO brings. But i am asking you, what do YOU think he is doing to make him shine? Like literally, what is he doing
2018-05-05 14:26
+1414152
2018-05-04 21:20
Taco aways was the shield oficial cold, stewie won't do It like him
2018-05-04 16:46
you are literally saying that because of that image fallen shared on twitter. taco was just a good entry fragger
2018-05-04 19:36
Nop, i'm saying that ANYONE win 2 majors and 8 trophes in one year without being good, the role that he has wasn't the best, but If you see the povs oficial them playing, you Will see that he calls everything to Help in entrys, aways patient and controlled
2018-05-04 22:28
great englando anyways, he is a sick player, i like him, but stewie has more raw skill.
2018-05-04 22:31
I'm not good on It hehe, but If skill means everything, why faze don't Win everything??
2018-05-04 22:32
never said that, porem its true. skill doesnt mean aim though, skill is a complex set of fast decision making, low reaction time, muscle memory and a sense of team play. many teams have better aimers than faze (lets say, navi, for example) and they manage to not only neutralize them but to win by a great amount of rounds.
2018-05-04 22:38
NaVi don't have better aimers than FaZe.. The only guy in NaVi that is a better aimer than FaZe's 4 headed dragon is s1mple.. And that's even debatable with NiKo as far as rifles/deagle are concerned and GuardiaN as far as AWP is... electronic and flamie are good aimers but certainly not better than Olof/NiKo/rain/GuardiaN.. Edward has good aim but doesn't use it lately, and let's not talk about Zeus please.. ps : I'm talking about Olofmeister version of FaZe.
2018-05-05 01:57
Just cuz stewie is a greater player then taco dont mean it works.,.... taco did do alot of stuff on the map you retards dont see.. its not all about the numbers... its about info and other things. and atm i dont see stewie do any of it
2018-05-04 17:10
i think coldzera knows whos better more than you
2018-05-04 18:18
#425
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South Africa BrucieBoi
Hhahahaha rekted him nice shot
2018-05-04 21:17
Felps is 25% better than stewie and 178% better than boltz. But u know what happened.
2018-05-04 17:22
They said Felps is too aggressive and kick him. Then they signed a more aggressive player.
2018-05-08 10:18
+1
2018-05-05 04:41
how are you comparing the 2? Frags for frags? Sure stewie is better in that regard but taco's sole role was to setup his teammates, especially cold to do big plays. stewie is not that kind of player and is even used to others doing that for him. Cold now is going to be IGL, which almost always makes the player perform at a lower skill and he's historically their best player.
2018-05-06 02:19
+ chelo + trk
2018-05-04 21:46
#52
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Brazil autist
rofl so he can now bring igl excuse for his bad stats after taco left
2018-05-04 15:58
#86
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Korea dev1sta
HAHAHAHAHA
2018-05-04 16:02
#103
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Paraguay imjustmau
Can't even speak English well and think he can IGL Stewie
2018-05-04 16:04
RIP Baitzera
2018-05-04 16:07
At least he's making sure to have some excuse ready ( " I'm IGLing that's why my numbers are dropping " ) ..
2018-05-05 01:58
#25
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India Cutlass
lul
2018-05-04 15:57
no
2018-05-04 16:06
Hahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahaha
2018-05-04 16:44
#67
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Brazil autist
his english is good i've seen him talk in pugs fluently
2018-05-04 15:59
Its being able to communicate precisely to stew, lots of things can get lost in translation and its also a lot harder for cold
2018-05-04 16:00
I think it was in a Reddit ama he said he's been practicing English a lot
2018-05-04 16:52
Have you even read the interview? He can mostly express himself, but English clearly puts limits on what he says. And that's crucial if you hve to guve mid-round calls in a high pressure situation
2018-05-04 16:52
#84
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Singapore Kerk
There goes godzilla.. i mean zera
2018-05-04 16:02
We started having English classes as well, to make the communication better. -coldzera OMEGALUL
2018-05-04 16:03
How is that funny? ... nvm, your name tells me you are 12 at most
2018-05-04 17:24
#331
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Brazil hotd0g
+1
2018-05-04 18:15
-coldzera let him to go on FaZe :)))))))))))))))
2018-05-04 18:29
2018-05-04 20:40
What's the problem? You know ppl aren't born with fluent english
2018-05-04 18:26
Ya. But it will be fun. youtube.com/watch?v=UTR1yg2CVqg
2018-05-04 20:46
What is wrong with people want to have better english?
2018-05-04 18:41
#412
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World ZMDR
hows this funny
2018-05-04 20:34
#539
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World ZMDR
haHAA so funny
2018-05-05 09:11
Atleast their english communication will be strong by the end of 2018, that's for sure LUL , Winning trophy not possible.
2018-05-04 16:07
#218
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Norway anMu
*by the end of 2028
2018-05-04 16:42
#153
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Germany ConAction
+1
2018-05-04 16:17
Nah they can explode or fall very deep
2018-05-04 17:33
Wtf
2018-05-04 17:41
they just need time.
2018-05-04 18:57
#437
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France 1Faren
Cold working the game around himself is probs the best decision of 2018
2018-05-04 21:58
ye
2018-05-04 22:34
Fallen gonna retire soon Rip Brazilian scene, cold to some Na team, boltz back to the shitter and fer gonna retire aswell.
2018-05-04 22:41
Callate mogolico
2018-05-05 07:02
Truth hurts i guess.
2018-05-06 15:06
#538
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United Kingdom Zeke!!
Completely agree. Stewie should never have left. He belongs at cloud 9
2018-05-05 08:50
#605
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Venezuela CracK !
And all crying about TACO...he is one fo the best entry fraggers.
2018-05-05 22:56
also boltz can barly speak portigises
2018-05-05 23:15
FaZe, Mousesports players have English comms and they are also non-native english speakers, but they still manages to be the best teams. So stop blaming about the language problem. And also they all resides in the US, so it's obvious thing to speak English
2018-05-11 08:09
#2
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Estonia Rebae
LMAO
2018-05-04 15:56
#220
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Brazil coldzao2
Best player in the world and also an IGL What are your excuses now faze fans ?
2018-05-04 16:44
They need to get results first
2018-05-04 17:11
you mean the team that goes out every groupstage? Coldzera hasn't even showed he can get a kill when IGLíng LOL nt tho
2018-05-04 17:17
cold isnt even top 10 lul
2018-05-04 17:27
>Best player in the world >loses to BIG, cyka blyat mix team, tyloo, and 5 Australians so unknown they are referred to as "the other renegades"
2018-05-04 17:31
“So unknown” but everyone knows BigDickStacy
2018-05-04 22:19
not b4 this event outside of AUS
2018-05-04 22:19
he aint even top1 what type of green with slime are u smokin
2018-05-04 20:01
#413
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World ZMDR
except he hasnt done either of those things so far this year
2018-05-04 20:35
Anyone could pick up the role of IGL, he hasn't proved anything yet, calm yourself. Also, if we're talking best in the world currently, it's probably s1mple, but for further back a little its cold.
2018-05-04 21:07
Maybe at one point of time he was the best but no more. Plus he hasn't even gotten any results as IGL yet calm your tits fanboy
2018-05-04 21:21
#429
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Europe Hue_Ganus
Best player in the world OMEGALUL you delusional sk fans
2018-05-04 21:31
#648
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Germany t_mmey
best Play in word LULULULULULULULULUULULULULULUL
2018-05-07 16:17
first
2018-05-04 15:56
not this time nt
2018-05-04 16:15
not this time nt
2018-05-04 17:17
#518
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Indonesia FinZzz
not this time nt
2018-05-05 04:29
#4
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Poland splawik
?XD
2018-05-04 15:56
#5
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Algeria FATALSki
kkk
2018-05-04 15:56
Racist reported
2018-05-04 16:16
0/8
2018-05-04 16:26
Ur mom? I agree
2018-05-04 17:48
0/8
2018-05-04 18:36
#230
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United States Cs_dev
algerian LOL
2018-05-04 16:51
#6
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Finland IISCA
rip
2018-05-04 15:56
+1
2018-05-04 22:06
#7
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Germany cartii
Hahahahahaha
2018-05-04 15:56
We’ll see abot tht
2018-05-04 15:56
and the fall continues
2018-05-04 15:56
#10
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Turkey Ch0p$1sh
Ohh watt
2018-05-04 15:56
big if true
2018-05-04 15:56
#78
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Australia closet
large if fact
2018-05-04 16:01
Humongo if wumbo
2018-05-04 16:10
Camilla is my waifu?
2018-05-04 16:23
#536
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Finland k6s
youre mom gey
2018-05-05 08:33
RenegLULdes
2018-05-04 16:51
They are really reaching for straws, rip sk 2k18
2018-05-04 15:57
Maan what the fakk
2018-05-04 15:57
Hahahaha wtf
2018-05-04 15:57
oof
2018-05-04 15:57
no more fragging I guess
2018-05-04 15:57
BEST IGL WILL BAIT MORE THAN HAPPY XD
2018-05-04 15:57
Baitzera
2018-05-04 15:57
#23
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Norway veryemoguy
faze fallen ez who crying
2018-05-04 15:57
xdddddddd
2018-05-04 15:57
LOL RIP FALLEN RIP SK this guy created brazillian CS now its gone to coldzera... possibly taking down his fragging capabilites
2018-05-04 15:57
#27
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Oceania Bumperer
WHAT THE FUCK
2018-05-04 15:57
Lul rip
2018-05-04 15:57
#29
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Norway Phancy11
Worst decision. From Top 1 hltv 2017 to not even top 20 in 2018 LUL
2018-05-04 15:59
By the end of 2018 not even top 30
2018-05-04 16:37
#223
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Brazil coldzao2
If you dont know shit dont talk then In 2017 when SK started losing -> normally coldzera would start calling It was 50/50
2018-05-04 16:45
#253
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Norway Phancy11
Lul mad bra71lian I was talking about coldzeras performance as individual. If he continues to play like now he will not make even top 20 hltv after 1 place last year, it's huge downfall isn't it?
2018-05-04 17:05
XD disband sooooon
2018-05-04 15:57
HAHAHAHAHHAHA COLD NOT EVEN TOP 5000 RN LUL
2018-05-04 15:57
wat the fuck br cs dead
2018-05-04 15:57
RIP coldzera
2018-05-04 15:57
#35
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United States rad1ey
RIP SKG
2018-05-04 15:58
Uhh... what?
2018-05-04 15:58
#37
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United States Atlas217
LOL FALLEN FIRED
2018-05-04 15:58
#38
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Europe b7ack0ut
OMEGA LUL
2018-05-04 15:58
#39
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Russia calcium20s
omgg wtf rip fallen papa
2018-05-04 15:58
31stzera
2018-05-04 15:58
#41
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Russia yus1
lmao
2018-05-04 15:58
THE DYNASTY HAS FALLEN, ONCE YOU CHANGE THE IGL ROLE THEIR IS NO COMING BACK.
2018-05-04 15:58
#43
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Czech Republic Jurys
baitzera reaching new heights
2018-05-04 15:58
#44
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Mongolia Aim1rR^^
Wait what Fallen is Best IGL in the world Why???
2018-05-04 15:58
wtf
2018-05-04 15:58
LOL that's where SK really died.
2018-05-04 15:58
#48
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France EyalSword
WTF?
2018-05-04 15:58
KKKKKKKKKKKK DA AS CALL EM PORTUGUÊS PRO STEWIE
2018-05-04 15:58
#50
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Faroe Islands |imperator
coldzera as IGL : "okay guys bait for me and i kill someone and boost my stats,i dont care if we win round"
2018-05-04 15:58
+1
2018-05-04 15:58
+1
2018-05-04 16:35
#292
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Sweden Trkmag
+1
2018-05-04 17:33
HHSAHSHAHHAHAHAHAHASHAHHAHHAHAHAHHAHHDHSHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAAAaAA
2018-05-04 17:43
+1
2018-05-05 04:35
#585
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Spain VIKTORAL
yes definitely like this +1 hahaha
2018-05-05 12:57
That just makes your performance worse.
2018-05-04 15:58
Not realy, there was an interview some time ago where coldzera said the sometimes he watchs demos to help fallen making some calls, thats why he accepts going for the role of IGL.
2018-05-05 00:52
ok, if they were with TACO I would say that it could be a good move, but making cold call in english, this is a joke they are going to disband soon, maybe fallen could even retire
2018-05-05 05:20
I agree with the point that he sucks at english speak, tho its a better move.. its kinda obvious fallen has been outplayed.
2018-05-05 05:37
Now SK will die for real hahahahaha
2018-05-04 15:58
rip sk just disband theres no saving this team now
2018-05-04 15:58
Lul
2018-05-04 15:58
April fools in may?
2018-05-04 15:58
Rip cold
2018-05-04 15:59
WTF
2018-05-04 15:59
#60
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Finland Vkims
Vp changed their igl too and look where they are now
2018-05-04 15:59
VP changed igl's every 3 months so not a good example..
2018-05-04 16:03
#142
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Finland Vkims
Sk gonna change igl every 3 month after they see this dont work :)
2018-05-04 16:14
SK died when fnx left so it doesn't matter now..
2018-05-04 16:14
#192
fnx | 
Brazil wiin
+1
2018-05-04 16:33
No fnx no major No TACO no playoffs
2018-05-05 05:21
#586
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Spain VIKTORAL
no fallen no invites
2018-05-05 12:58
+1 lmao
2018-05-04 16:22
All this for stewie lol they can barely communicate now. Farewell SK
2018-05-04 15:59
#61
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Ukraine SKYBJERN
FNS 200 IQ
2018-05-04 15:59
#63
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Russia hanzjosha
GG lol
2018-05-04 15:59
I know u need a big change, but coldzera becoming the igl will likely totally destroy the team. Stick it out with stewie and buy s1mple and flamie when you can would be the best plan IMO.
2018-05-04 15:59
And who would be out for 3 international players? fer, fallen and cold are the core of this team.
2018-05-04 16:11
i meant keep stewie until they can replace him and boltz with s1mple and flamie, bit stick it out with him as in keep the roles the same, because changing the majority of a winning formula seems doomed to fail.
2018-05-04 16:39
Hmm, Sry, I misunderstood your post. But anyways, I disagree, SK needs to go to a full BR lineup, their communication is severely compromised and SK is known to be a very tactical team. How can you plan an execution to a bomb site, or do an unexpected mid-round call if you can't tell your teammates how to do it? Portugal is an option too, but they lack tier 1 players and PT-PT is hard for US to understand sometimes. IMO, they should go full BR again but keeping boltz. Maybe -stew +fnx or trk.
2018-05-04 18:45
#431
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Europe Hue_Ganus
yeah,cause before stewie joined and they had taco they were sick.pls stop this is not about communication there is something wrong with this team probably a big roaster change is about to happen
2018-05-04 21:36
Yeap they going to mibr
2018-05-05 14:06
i think he means -stew -boltz +s1mple +flamie
2018-05-04 16:47
#65
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Australia not_prokda
tc
2018-05-04 15:59
#66
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Norway PeteZz
Changing IGL internally is always a success.. ..Said noone ever!
2018-05-04 15:59
+1 it is always the sign of a dying team
2018-05-04 16:05
#184
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United States flipfone
TyLoo did it and now they're in semis
2018-05-04 16:27
ye, but look at VP, G2, 2k17 fnatic and probably some other examples I forgot it works very rarely
2018-05-04 16:34
How could you forget Gambit ?
2018-05-05 02:07
The difference is they really didn't have a great structure and years of synergy to lose
2018-05-04 17:27
stewie and tarik in clown9
2018-05-04 17:12
RIP HELLO C9 STEWART 2 THOUSAND HERE CAN I COME BACK
2018-05-04 16:00
#69
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Poland OvniDlix
XD Reply needs to have actual content
2018-05-04 16:00
They did this so he can bait not only entry, but support too now :)
2018-05-04 16:00
lmao he cant even speak english good, how he want to call?
2018-05-04 16:00
His english is most likely better than yours.
2018-05-04 16:02
Whats the point of your post? If they decide to pick na player and talk english he should improve his english since they already have some communication problems cuz cold is thinking too much before says something how the fuck they decided to "We are trying to get his confidence back." by changin igl? especially when new igl is coldzera
2018-05-04 16:05
good thing its coldzera that will be the igl and not him then.
2018-05-04 18:29
you gotta be kidding me
2018-05-04 16:00
#74
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World zebra_man3
e x p e c t e d
2018-05-04 16:00
just disband already
2018-05-04 16:01
Coldzera TOP ROFL, -top30
2018-05-04 16:01
#77
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Korea dev1sta
LMFAO
2018-05-04 16:01
Taking classes is overrated Just mingle with locals
2018-05-04 16:01
#80
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Belarus felzz
It`s GG
2018-05-04 16:02
loooool
2018-05-04 16:02
#82
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Brazil Nickzim
RIP coldzera HLTV Top 1 2018
2018-05-04 16:02
#83
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Armenia baitpolice
can we please have fnx and felps back lol
2018-05-04 16:02
imao fnx and taco back would be bestest
2018-05-04 16:03
#111
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Australia closet
god i miss fnx
2018-05-04 16:05
lmao worst decision ever, they are really new VP - snax was also igl of vp and it didnt work, same for shox...
2018-05-04 16:02
ok now it is officially RiP SK
2018-05-04 16:02
#90
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Netherlands Deji
Good
2018-05-04 16:02
Man, Cold backstabbed TACOTACO hard in this interview :O
2018-05-04 16:02
rip SK for sure..
2018-05-04 16:03
=DDDD disband inc
2018-05-04 16:03
#97
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CIS LRtx
OMEGALUL
2018-05-04 16:03
NO FNX NO PARTY
2018-05-04 16:03
#100
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Sweden yayer
POGCHAMP????
2018-05-04 16:03
SK tier 10 confirmed
2018-05-04 16:04
FNS actually destroyed br cs
2018-05-04 16:04
#537
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Finland k6s
mvp
2018-05-05 08:38
rip sk
2018-05-04 16:04
#105
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Czech Republic Rewask
RIP
2018-05-04 16:04
lul cold igl rip sk gaming
2018-05-04 16:04
haha ,yeS !
2018-05-04 16:05
lol now his taking the "Mr. excuses" role i see
2018-05-04 16:05
BaitZera
2018-05-04 16:05
"Me and Boltz we dont have good english" "Im gonna start calling" Good luck Lul
2018-05-04 16:05
LMAO RIP SK FNS GOD TIER 1000IQ MASTERMIND DESTROYING EVERYTHING
2018-05-04 16:06
'' Last year we won everything '' .. except majors language barrier because st2k and best frager as IGL .. gl
2018-05-04 16:07
ya he really believes that they won everything, kinda delusional. they got fortunate with injuries (back then olof, Guardian, in the summer it was device) who held several top teams back aswell as disfunctional french teams & north. FaZe/mouz handled them in the 2nd half of 2017.
2018-05-04 16:22
+1 and thank god SK is no longer top1
2018-05-04 16:43
NTC FalleN confirmed
2018-05-04 16:08
#123
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
well definitely rip sk
2018-05-04 16:10
"Stewie is 100% better than TACO" poor taco
2018-05-04 16:10
w0ah
2018-05-04 16:10
#128
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India mYth_
RIP SK Desperation move from them..
2018-05-04 16:11
#129
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Ukraine minemax
What???
2018-05-04 16:11
new happy #baitzera
2018-05-04 16:11
Nice joke
2018-05-04 16:12
Coldzera: bait me
2018-05-04 16:12
xddd
2018-05-04 16:26
Imo this could work. Coldzera was a big part of strats and calling anyway, he understands perfectly how to call, and it seems he can literally do anything, in any situation without pressure. This will give fallen free hands to do whatever he wants, so maybe we see a completly new fallen now. Good change, i honestly saw this coming. And fot those retards who say his english will be a problem´, think this: if you are dedicated, you can learn an entire language in a year, or even less. They've played together now for a month, and they already improved tons in english. IF you can learn a fucking language in a year, i am sure they'll learn how to call in game within the next fucking month...
2018-05-04 16:14
#212
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
It's hltv man, you cannot post something reasonable
2018-05-04 16:40
Sure it "could" work but I won't be putting any money on them winning events for at least a month playing like this
2018-05-04 17:26
SK from top10 to top20 after this
2018-05-04 16:12
#136
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Russia danilaS
rip coldzera
2018-05-04 16:12
Fallen best IGL?
2018-05-04 16:12
Let's see how much it will impact on coldzera's game. It's a huge change.
2018-05-04 16:13
Wont impact that much. When Fallen was the IGL, coldz and fallen were the ones that setupd smokes, flashes and stuff. Now Fallen wont do this that much anymore, but coldzera will continue doing this. He'll still be throwing smokes, flashes for the team, and be the last guy entrying the site. This is good change for fallen if coldz can succesfully call, it'll give alot of freedom to fallen.
2018-05-04 16:17
But he's the lurker, it's difficult to see the team setup when they will execute an entry or whatever. He was already making mid round calls but it was in different moments like man disadvantage or post plant situations. It's hard to say that this could work or not. Let's see in game.
2018-05-04 16:23
#479
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Brazil _Awper
So make Boltz (wich is the position that make him top 18) the lurker again, Coldzera is way better at support than lurking anyway.
2018-05-04 23:57
#139
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Czech Republic KLothbrok
SK is a joke
2018-05-04 16:13
Change the IGL to stewie instead of coldzera imo, when stewie was IGLing in C9 he did great - it also gives SK more firepower with coldzera, who doesn't need to think about giving calls and strats.
2018-05-04 16:13
You are right. It will also give them time to adjust to english.
2018-05-04 16:20
Agree
2018-05-04 16:24
#475
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Argentina ohcaNgo
Actually great idea
2018-05-04 23:39
"Stewie is 100% better than TACO" That's not a good thing to say in an interview...
2018-05-04 16:15
Its true tho.
2018-05-04 16:18
#217
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
He expressed himself badly. Probably just wanted to say he thinks stewie is better than taco
2018-05-04 16:42
#480
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Brazil _Awper
Its true tho.
2018-05-04 23:58
#145
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Portugal ron4r
Let's see how this goes...
2018-05-04 16:15
#146
fnx | 
Brazil wiin
BAITZERA CONFIRMED... SK IN 2018 O M E G A L U L
2018-05-04 16:15
rip coldzera
2018-05-04 16:15
Wont help
2018-05-04 16:16
End of an era...
2018-05-04 16:17
#155
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Poland qube1
lol, next great player who decided to waste his talent RIP snax RIP shox RIP cold
2018-05-04 16:17
#476
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Argentina ohcaNgo
+10
2018-05-04 23:39
#158
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Sweden Rexz
wtf
2018-05-04 16:18
#159
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Slovakia ghely
wow i wasnt expecting this chose lol
2018-05-04 16:19
rip coldzera
2018-05-04 16:19
That won't help lol
2018-05-04 16:19
Rip Baitzera :c
2018-05-04 16:20
''Of course, we are having a bad period. Last year we won everything and this year we didn't win anything'' shut up you fucking baiter, you didn't win everything
2018-05-04 16:20
#165
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Portugal Carlos[M]
OK GUYS BAIT YES YES GOOD GOOD WE NOW ARE TIER 69 YES YES BANANA GOOD Great calls from coldzera
2018-05-04 16:20
An interesting way to say: "No one is baited for me anymore so I'm just an average player who will pick up the igl role and use as an excuse for playing dogshit"
2018-05-04 16:20
#179
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Norway anMu
+ fucking 1
2018-05-04 16:24
Why u commenting dead team guys
2018-05-04 16:20
#168
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Ukraine ksay
well this is the end when u change igl this is THE END
2018-05-04 16:21
XDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-05-04 16:23
#174
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France kleps0
What's happening with the best igl world tier
2018-05-04 16:23
Bored of being studied, it gave way to another genius mind
2018-05-04 16:25
#176
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Norway anMu
Let me correct this one for you hltv. “We are going to toggle again. I’ll take a charge.” Also pretty funny guy who barely speaks english is going to call in english speaking team. Well played boys might as well let boltz be igl clips.twitch.tv/WealthyPolishedClamSuper..
2018-05-04 16:28
This is Huge
2018-05-04 16:24
WTFFFF COLDZERA IGL?? rip GODZERA
2018-05-04 16:25
more bait incoming
2018-05-04 16:27
what? FalleN should stay and stick with the igl role since FalleN is way better at english than coldzera and clearly stated in the news that cold and boltz blew up during fast paced english communications skill wise? stewiesk is way better than taco, but the language barrier would be a problem
2018-05-04 16:30
SK +coach ASAP. (Dead is only a manager)
2018-05-04 16:31
*sniff* *sniff* i smell desperation
2018-05-04 16:31
Is he seriously talking shit about the player he was baiting for 3 years and that was making sure he can get his stat boosted everytime? wow
2018-05-04 16:32
lol now he can bait more smart
2018-05-04 16:32
Coldzera guaranteed top 1 2018 with a 2 K/D and 12 ADR
2018-05-04 17:22
#196
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Other Phinks
Respect for the english lessons. But really... cold IGL? Don’t make me laugh. This lineup is doomed.
2018-05-04 16:34
These favelas should be permenantly banned by VALVE for throwing.
2018-05-04 16:35
"...but if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO." Shots fired
2018-05-04 16:35
#210
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China yry666233
Feelsbadman
2018-05-04 16:39
#200
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United States NA_CS_FAN
WHAT????
2018-05-04 16:35
sk the new vp? changing igl all the time
2018-05-04 16:36
Because a star player taking over IGL duties has worked out great for the 5763 teams that have tried it before! Jesus christ, this just tells me SK are in an even bigger crisis than I thought.
2018-05-04 16:36
LUL?
2018-05-04 16:37
#206
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China yry666233
-Cold's English < papa FalleN's -stew gets pissed -SK 4vs5 -SK eliminated OMEGALUL
2018-05-04 16:38
expect
2018-05-04 16:38
another 0 IQ change, rip SK won't ever be tier1 again
2018-05-04 16:38
#211
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista
Signs of a dead team Stupid changes all over the place
2018-05-04 16:39
cold is not a bad igl tbh
2018-05-04 16:40
#214
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Finland f0pZ
not gonna change anything, just kick yung stew and hire 5th braziliano guy 4 better communication..
2018-05-04 16:41
coldzera is 50% without his bait
2018-05-04 16:41
when cold goes igl over "the mastermind fallen" you know the team really is about to die lol calling a disband/split of the team in about 3 months.
2018-05-04 16:42
just wait until sk's BR contracts expire
2018-05-04 16:52
#222
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Finland f0pZ
"Of course, TACO is a great player, but if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well". stfu, TACO was only ur meatshield so u can pad stats..
2018-05-04 16:44
WTF????? RIP SK
2018-05-04 16:48
#228
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United States Freakmode
mother of god
2018-05-04 16:49
SKunk rip'd Cold's skill would decrease as well as FalleN looks like its left to fer from now on
2018-05-04 16:51
How will FalleN's skill decrease from only having to focus on his crosshair ? If anything he is the only one that will benefit from that clownery that is this new change that is Cold leading into a puggy style to please Mr.Newbie2k
2018-05-05 02:17
Coldzera on NTC! hahaha
2018-05-04 16:52
but if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well. FeelsTacoMan. I giggled.
2018-05-04 16:52
#239
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Poland xkhao
rip cold all great players that igl'd became shit snax, hobbit, seized, shox
2018-05-04 16:54
Great players, oh wait, HOBBIT
2018-05-04 17:26
#294
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Poland xkhao
hobbit was great at the major, one of the reasons they actually won it
2018-05-04 17:34
I see, but you cannot compare him with those guys. He has played well on one expressive tournement, which happened to be a major. You measure a player by the way he performs on important matches as semi's and final's and you only get to see it if the team gets there
2018-05-04 17:38
#309
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Poland xkhao
You're right in the fact the you can't compare him to the likes of snax and shox but nonetheless he was maybe not a great player, but a damn good one for sure.
2018-05-04 17:48
i dont think you watch csgo other than the major
2018-05-04 18:34
at that time zeus was the igl
2018-05-04 20:27
#421
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Poland xkhao
yes, then hobbit was great but when zeus left hobbit was igl and turned shit
2018-05-04 21:00
Hobbit is very good but AdreN would have been a better comparison. More consistent, here way longer, and Major MVP and an absolute beast from late 2016 to the time Zeus left and he became IGL..
2018-05-05 02:19
#240
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Indonesia DezfanzeR
He tries to be like his brother BnGODTeT
2018-05-04 16:55
+1
2018-05-05 00:39
#241
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Latvia Faaakk
Coldzera: "Cold go kill" Coldzera: "ok"
2018-05-04 16:55
Coldzera : Bait me in guys
2018-05-04 17:00
#242
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Russia RoneEZ
Nrw seized
2018-05-04 16:56
#243
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Brazil d1rk
They didnt Win Everything, but who won more titles? And who Was the top 1 last year crushing FaZe souls almost every tournament? This when they have oloff. So stfu and give the Guy some credit.
2018-05-04 16:56
Nt b8er
2018-05-04 16:57
Srsly, no, srsly, no.
2018-05-04 16:57
XD
2018-05-04 16:58
they will win with cold igl 1 tournament max and it will be fallen calling again he's the best igl they will ever have
2018-05-04 17:01
Rip Fallen rip boltz, +s1mple +autimatic izi era.
2018-05-04 17:01
#250
NBK- | 
Czech Republic Kwido
digging a deeper hole
2018-05-04 17:02
Diggy diggy hole
2018-05-05 15:54
good luck COLDGOD
2018-05-04 17:02
Stop it, your team is already dead.
2018-05-04 17:04
ehh
2018-05-04 17:05
hahaha what the fuck
2018-05-04 17:07
#256
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Portugal dracø
This just tells me that sk completely gave up and are just waiting for their contracts to run out. Bringing in stewie was retarded. Changing the system (while communicating in english) to fit a guy that has the same dangerous approach to the game as fer was retarded (it didn't work with felps). Changing the IGL on top of all this is even more retarded. SK died with taco..
2018-05-04 17:07
Sk died when zews and fnx left...
2018-05-04 17:13
#269
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Portugal dracø
unfair to said that considering how much sk won without them (except for majors. no fnx, no major)
2018-05-04 17:14
well i don't think change igl is a bad movie, fallen already said many times that coldzera used to share the calls with him, the real problem is the english communication, and i agree with you in this point, they should never pick stewie at first point, that was the stupidiest move ever, if they want a foreign player, they should at last pick some superstar player, that could playi in a insane level like s1mple, at least they would have much more firepowert to compensate the language barrier
2018-05-04 18:13
+1 Of all the players they could have hired, Stew was probably the worst they could pick up ( they probably thought Auti was a package deal with him though ) Now they are stuck with Stew and don't even have auti, and the team is falling apart due to repeated retarded decisions.. And it's not over folks, it will most probably get uglier...
2018-05-05 02:24
Best of luck to Cold.
2018-05-04 17:09
WoW! Good Lucky Cold, you can make that difference.
2018-05-04 17:10
Omg it will finally happen, in 2 months from now after a group stage exit in ESL ONE BH fallen will be kicked from fallen's team for the first time ever. And no team will be named "kicked by fallen" anymore this is the beginning of a revolution. Ps. This +stewie thing got to be the worst roster change of all time, how stupid it is to add a NA player when 2 guys from your team cant speak english, and 1 of them cant even speak basic english (boltz)
2018-05-04 17:11
"when you play two years in the row, winning everything" XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-05-04 17:12
Coachzera
2018-05-04 17:13
Virtus.Pro 2.0
2018-05-04 17:13
#268
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World Beard43
May as well, not as if he can frag without Taco to bait
2018-05-04 17:14
#270
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Europe Vallon
coldzera as IGL : "okay guys bait for me and i kill someone and boost my stats,i dont care if we win round"
2018-05-04 17:14
#271
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World Beard43
Hahahaha xD
2018-05-04 17:15
I think fallen will be more good soon . Fallen era coming ! Coldzera was the trash , after getting igl role still will be trash but fallen has potential
2018-05-04 17:15
#273
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Netherlands !napz
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHQHQQQHAHQHYSUWISNWJQIAUAJJQJNWjsjaianwfjf having a stronk call a bondulance
2018-05-04 17:15
This aren't make sense Worse English speaker becomes IGL
2018-05-04 17:19
#278
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United States LILFURNY
learning englado will help if any bra71ls want to go get good team
2018-05-04 17:19
Polite way to say "baited" "TACO created space for you"
2018-05-04 17:20
RIP SK
2018-05-04 17:21
Oh no
2018-05-04 17:22
wtf
2018-05-04 17:23
#289
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Germany Smelborp
Wait what?
2018-05-04 17:27
#295
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Turkey haram123
-boltzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
2018-05-04 17:34
Stewie changes to SK because he wants to plays under Fallen IGL, 1 month after Cold gets the role LMAO I see that as a desperate call, dont think Cold will have the balls to call for this team especially in english. Besides that, Cold consistency and impact kills in his great period are WAY more necessary and impactful than Fallen's, so unless Cold gets to call and play as he did before there wont be any improvement after all. But lets see, the guy is a fckng nerd, he studies the game a lot, maybe thats the right call, at least these guys arent giving up as Nip and VP pretty much did
2018-05-04 17:36
well, i can say that Coldzera has the same or better knowledge about the game as fallen, taco and many other already said that coldzera is the player of sk that study more the game, he actually spend almost all day watching demos and studying matches, so if he can deal with it in english i'm sure he will be a great igl
2018-05-04 18:09
#379
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Norway anMu
Cold has same or better knowledge than Fallen lmao newfag spotted. Sure some “quickee” who is 2-3 years on scene as baiting riffler has more knowledge than guy who plays CS almost decade and big part of that as IGL
2018-05-04 19:08
Shut up, be a “ newfag “ or “oldfag” in this site maybe means something for a loser like you, but for me means nothing, I have better things to do in my life, the time he has on scenario don’t show how much knowledge the player has, don’t be stupid please, we are seeing a lot of young igl’s like gla1ve doing nice job and better results that others igl’s that have been for years in the scenario, what u said just mean nothing, you are so idiot that I will not spend my time with you anymore, bye kid
2018-05-04 22:45
Yeah, you certainly have better things to do in your life than posting a 10 lines rant against someone who called you a "newfag" on an internet board.. LUL ps ; btw he is right !
2018-05-05 02:29
#298
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Sweden Zolity
What the fuck
2018-05-04 17:36
"Of course, TACO is a great player, but if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well."
2018-05-04 17:36
It doesn't make sense that the whole team needs to change their communication because of only one player. Although all Sk players know the language, they never comunicated in English with each other and it's very difficult to change that. I think even living together would be better if Stewie learned to speak portuguese. If you live with Brazilians you have to know how to speak Portuguese, or they will never respect you. (sorry for bad english)
2018-05-04 17:42
SK is officially dead.
2018-05-04 17:43
sometimes people just cannot admit they are wrong... they should not have got BOT Boltz in the first place since TACO is already support, maybe a reliable rifler like mixwell who can understand portugese is smarter. 2nd big mistake ofc is getting rid of TACO, now the team is unbalanced. they will never make any progress until a major shakeup
2018-05-04 17:43
I think TACO actually decided to leave. You can see by his interviews he really thinks that Liquid will be a winning team by getting him. He doesnt seem like the type guy who would be in a team as a dead weight, I think he saw his role in SK as necessary and when it stop working and they couldnt change because of his raw skill stopping him to play different styles he decided to leave and try something new Mixwell woudl be sure a great addition, but since they decided to go all in with english communication, they should get an english speaker Coach, even if he doesnt do much, I bet the org wouldnt bother to pay. That would create a more immersive english speaking environment for them
2018-05-04 17:58
Well made me hate stewie even more, holding back the best player in the world and the best IGLer in the world
2018-05-04 17:51
coldzera: Of course, TACO is a great player, but if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well. :-/ lmao say this about ur ex team-mate dosent sound good in my ears.
2018-05-04 17:54
"but if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well."
2018-05-04 17:57
#314
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Poland crouzzz
rip top 20 hltv for Cold this year
2018-05-04 17:58
RIP TOP 5*
2018-05-04 18:06
#375
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Norway anMu
*TOP 500 Now you got it right
2018-05-04 19:03
jokes aside , seriously he won't be top 5 if he don't show up before summer
2018-05-04 19:04
#410
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Norway anMu
If it goes like this he will not be in top 20 I can guarantee you that. Will be same story like with fnatic and nip players last year, none of them was on list except olof who went to faze
2018-05-04 20:32
OKAY LETS SEE, SAVE THIS POST AND REPLY IN JANUARY OF 2K19
2018-05-04 20:33
#315
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Brazil fcetin
GL boyzz
2018-05-04 17:59
If they won't win anything or fallen wont get his confidence i think fallen is going to retire
2018-05-04 18:00
#317
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Pakistan perth
he says his english is not good then he says he will igl what is that logic
2018-05-04 18:02
br logic ??? ___________________________________ Twitter: @fallenzeraSK mail: fallenzeraSK@outlook.com
2018-05-04 18:03
You only learn a language if you get to use it. He is putting himself in a position which he will have to learn it either way
2018-05-04 18:15
Stewie would do better as IGL. Why'd they want to make things more complicated? Coldzera is their best firepower. However that's what they think the best of them rn, but time will tell.
2018-05-04 18:02
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2018-05-04 18:05
wow, coldzera put the shit on the table and told a really honest opnions, like ''TACO is a great player, but if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well.'' ha also said fallen was doing stupid calls and it was fallen fauth
2018-05-04 18:05
#335
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Pakistan perth
all that is true but the solution is not good imo
2018-05-04 18:16
RIP SK
2018-05-04 18:06
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA
2018-05-04 18:06
LULULULHABABBABASBBSHAHQHAHAHAHABHAHAHAABHAAB SK IN 2018 LILJ OIJRE 2U8G
2018-05-04 18:10
Goodbye SK, it was nice to know you. See you in top 100.
2018-05-04 18:11
#328
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Serbia Jnordz
, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well.
2018-05-04 18:13
#374
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Norway anMu
He forgot one word “And if he is 100% better BAIT than TACO then I should play 100% better as well.” Well noobzilians didn’t realise stewie maybe won’t be willing to be cold’s bitch like Taco was.
2018-05-04 19:02
sit down TACO fanboys and noobs who talk about "support" and "letting the stars shine" :D
2018-05-04 18:15
LMAO is there any worse idea than this one? how forcing your best fragger to be IGL suppost to make your team better ?
2018-05-04 18:15
#372
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Norway anMu
From interview it feels like he picked up the role himself tbh
2018-05-04 19:00
Hiring Stewie2k
2018-05-05 02:33
co-co-cozera namba one...they said xD
2018-05-04 18:16
#338
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France remyos
really stupid move
2018-05-04 18:18
Ugh... this'll be tough. Anyways, good luck coldzera and SK Gaming!
2018-05-04 18:18
Still dont know why they picked stew whom forced them to communicate in a language they arent fluent in. Bring back fnx or felps and let FalleN igl.
2018-05-04 18:27
#345
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Brazil ^7|1
welcome to seized's club
2018-05-04 18:29
PogChamp
2018-05-04 18:33
aka there's a playstyle issue with stewie and he cant adapt to the new style as quickly as others lol. otherwise, why would he start it off with "i think stewie is a great player"
2018-05-04 18:37
I think they could be really good once again when they improve their english and strats and meybe when Stewie will try to play more with the team and stop being so arrogant. But anyways good luck!
2018-05-04 18:38
what???? rip sk for sure now
2018-05-04 18:38
FALLEN PLZ LEAVE THE TEAM AND JOIN FAZE -Guardian -Karrigan +fallen +Good fraggen Why kick Guardian?Two very good awps are not needed Why kick Karrigan?He is the Choke god and calls shit everytime Faze is under pressure.
2018-05-04 18:39
#371
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Norway anMu
Both fallen and guardian are awesome rifflers as well so there would not be problem with keeping them both at the same team only benefits like double awp fallen and guardian on ct side. Would be fucking insane
2018-05-04 18:58
+1000 I could see that happening in a few monthes if the ambiance deteriorates in SK. Would be Fallen's last stand before retirement :)
2018-05-05 02:35
There is something called "team chemistry" and they basically fucked that up.Why would u kick Taco?lol.
2018-05-04 18:39
Taco's kick had reasons but why would you bring in STEWIE?Stewie the onliner and dumb playmaker
2018-05-04 18:40
They will bounce back
2018-05-04 18:40
+1
2018-05-04 18:41
+69
2018-05-04 18:48
Strats, bait for me guys
2018-05-04 18:42
good luck boys! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-05-04 18:51
Even i didn't like watching SK, now I do, cuz they seemed really conceited, but now they grown up! Wish them good luck with stewie.
2018-05-04 18:55
They need time, some changes like that make them all improve... I'm not concerned, even angry by all those defeats... We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-05-04 19:19
kick taco, pick an English speaker, go into even big slump change igl, make superstar player igl what's next? maybe disband
2018-05-04 18:55
take kNg in team
2018-05-04 22:58
Yeah so ez for kng to destroy this team
2018-05-05 00:14
#369
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Russia good1s0n
Oh yeah, the good old „our team is dead“ routine. I‘m genuinely sad about that.
2018-05-04 18:56
#378
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Portugal Pfar
So much shit on the comments! This was never meant to be a short-term project, because of the communication issues. It's pretty obvious that the beginning of the rooster would not be good. Despite all these kids talking shit, I believe in this team and on their potencial, and later the results will improve. The same kids that today are saying "RIP SK", will be saying "God Cold", "Amazing Stew" when they get on the top again!!
2018-05-04 19:11
Cold IGLer bait Stewie/Fallen superstars Fer/boltz supports EZ top 12-15 EZ Tier 2, would be a good improvement vs the current SK.
2018-05-04 19:10
same story as with Snax, RIP SK
2018-05-04 19:12
#384
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United Kingdom Zoro117
I dont think chaining someone with such a high firepower is a good idea. He's a good fragger so he should probably focus on that. This reminds me of Shox situation which is a perfect example of this case. He might be able to adapt tho. Some can frag and IGL but the chances of that being the case is very low imo just cause theres too many things to focus on. But with time, we will learn.
2018-05-04 19:16
hahahahahha
2018-05-04 19:35
Jeez didn't think they could make sk worse.
2018-05-04 19:42
G2 v2.0
2018-05-04 19:46
Golden 2.0 incoming :p
2018-05-04 20:05
200 IQ move - he need excuse why s1mple will be #1 haHAA
2018-05-04 20:07
Didn't win everything last year tho That's pretty much only been Fnatic in 2015 (still like 60% only?) and NiP 2012-13
2018-05-04 20:17
They should kick stewie and get another brazilian player . Communication is the biggest problem for them . I think fer is problem also he is really bad for long time and I don't see skill about him maybe he can be full supporter like xyp9x ( he is actually not full support but I love his playstyle fer can be like he ) , fallen can focus on him agressive awp playstyle but about coldzera we can't see his amazing playstyle after this moment :( IGL curse . Yes boltz is the worst player but he is support right and I think with more good team he will be more good . I think SK should get good rifler , like electronic , naf fly ... But brazilian rifler player .
2018-05-04 20:19
boltz is the problem he is a bot
2018-05-04 20:30
#435
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Brazil _mith
+ 1 boltz = bot
2018-05-04 21:49
Boltz is not problem he will be good he has potential you will see bro
2018-05-04 22:50
fer is a problem because he's playstyle has been completely figured out and opposite teams often sanction him when he overrextends.. which he tends to do a LOT
2018-05-05 02:39
Of course, TACO is a great player, but if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well. dafuq
2018-05-04 20:30
we all knew that changing the coms from br to eng would be confusing to the team, even if u say but the 4 guys still speak br and they only talk eng when talking to stewie it would still be confusing to stewie/team...
2018-05-04 20:32
coldzera is gonna become shit like snax, shox, hobbit, adren, seized
2018-05-04 20:39
#416
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World Nydhogg
RIP SK
2018-05-04 20:42
Of course, TACO is a great player, but if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well. expected from Marcelo "twofaced" Toledo
2018-05-04 20:45
#434
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Brazil _mith
why 'twofaced'?????? shut up man
2018-05-04 21:48
he is a twofaced
2018-05-04 22:16
BAD FALLEN Is BACK BOYS
2018-05-04 21:03
#430
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Chile nachooww
they have fallen mennnn
2018-05-04 21:36
#432
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Brazil _mith
ok coldzera, now in the name of God, remove the boltz and put a player at the level and height of sk gaming, with all respect ... (good that the fallen will focus more only on playing, which he does very well ...) #kick boltz + trk - boltz trk
2018-05-04 21:47
FINALLY!!!!! Will need some time to this be very good, but this is the right decision for sure. AWP + IGL Fallen could done becouse he had a line up momentum that 5 players where wining all fights now he needs to focus more in his game, so IGL must be a support player, a guy that can have a wider vision of the game, and on SK must be Cold, he is the only that have the moral to replace Fallen in the role. GOGOGO SK!
2018-05-04 22:03
RIP coldzera stats Welcome back FalleN stats
2018-05-04 22:14
Interesting change. Sadly I think it will only serve as a detriment to SK and coldzera will have a very big drop-off in skill.
2018-05-04 22:23
Doubt this is going to go well. Honestly really stupid logic imo. Cold may be experienced but I hate the idea of a team’s best fragger taking ever being igl and suffering frag wise. Plus his English is probably the worst on the team. Welp looks like SK will continue to fall.
2018-05-04 22:43
theres no way this gonna work . cold will became shit like others play because he take IGL role,THEY SHOULDN'T PICKED UP STEWIE THEY BROKE THEIR COMMUNICATION
2018-05-04 22:56
>best player in SK >Baitzera Pick one. Fer is the best player individually skillwise.
2018-05-05 20:14
wow. this will suck. THIS IS NOT THE SOLUTION!
2018-05-04 22:56
Coldzera is the problem
2018-05-04 22:59
#465
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World taco__
One asian guy was enough to destroy one of the best teams in the world.
2018-05-04 23:07
#467
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Brazil Collee
Shouldn't have changed to english in the first place, with the team already underperforming so much. It was worth with s1mple, the best 2018 player right now. He'll carry any team he's in. Would help SK a lot until they fix things up, and when they did no one would stop them. Stewie on the other hand is an OK player, not even top 20, not close to s1mple
2018-05-04 23:14
#486
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Europe n0kay
u are totally right. :) +1
2018-05-05 00:43
s1mple would only help them up to a point, because sk's main problem is strats/communication not firepower. adding s1mple would win them games maybe even a couple events for the first 4 or 5 months but soon they'd be back in this same spot, also if you think communication with a fluent English speaker is bad then try communication with someone who's English isn't amazing. And stewie is still good maybe not as good as s1mple but the has good pistols, can awp if needed, and is a pure play maker. He and s1mple both share the same competitive drive as well.
2018-05-05 15:49
#472
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Bolivia Natusch
This is a really big change, I hope they can now get their stuff together and put on results.
2018-05-04 23:31
No IGL.Fallen no major No fnx no Major no Taco no major SK= No major
2018-05-04 23:34
"We are going to change the IGL, I'll take the role" sounds like he just decided this on the spot after he got asked LOL
2018-05-04 23:40
The Fall of FalleN & co.
2018-05-04 23:44
I don't get it...there's 4 Brazilian players and 1 American player in this team. why the heck do the 4 Brazilian players have to change their language? Put Stewie in some Portugese-classes, or atleast teach him the most vital info about spots etc in the game.
2018-05-05 00:27
#483
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France Deadfish
stewie2k ruined sk XD
2018-05-05 00:27
sk is starting to be irrelevant.. teams finally figured out how to deal with these guys. even teams like tyloo and grayhound.. lol
2018-05-05 00:42
#489
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Sweden godname
lol hahahaha NICE STEWIE NOOB
2018-05-05 01:46
Taco was holding them back from these IEM Sydney results.
2018-05-05 01:47
SK changing their whole playstyle after they changed the language they use to accomodate 1 pugger that shouldn't even be there.. Seems like the beginning of the end to me, and I only expect things to get worse/downhill from here.. I wouldn't even be surprised anymore to see Fallen leave in a few monthes to sign in FaZe or some team like that, or start another team from scraps.. Or Cold once he has refined his english/IGL skills
2018-05-05 01:47
#495
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United States NA_BEST
this team is gonna become tier 3 real quick for real #savestewie #comebackbeforeits2late
2018-05-05 01:52
So much hate on this thread, let's see what can they do before criticize I never doubt of Coldzera, this guy is intense and dedicated
2018-05-05 02:26
New excuse is communication lul xD
2018-05-05 03:11
#515
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Brazil SK|trk
Almost everyone here is criticizing or hating.
2018-05-05 03:17
#516
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Macedonia ydjoon
BAIT ZERA everybody spam bait zera
2018-05-05 03:33
rip sk rip baitzera
2018-05-05 04:34
ah and never forget no fnx no major
2018-05-05 04:35
Communication is the biggest problems in SK Gaming.
2018-05-05 05:19
#530
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Brazil XEMBAO
coldzera as IGL pogchamp
2018-05-05 05:30
I just realized that they are copying tyloo
2018-05-05 05:34
#535
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Brazil Collee
TACO is a great player, but if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well.
2018-05-05 08:04
Impressive!
2018-05-05 11:02
GL Cold :)
2018-05-05 11:03
taco is overrated player but not as much like stewie.
2018-05-05 11:36
no fnx no major
2018-05-05 11:51
Wasn't Fallen supposed to be the best IGL of all time according to SK fans =D
2018-05-05 12:25
he is, but everybody knows fallen positioning and etc, so he wants to focus more on his game, which makes sense. and when fallen is aggressive, he wrecks man
2018-05-05 18:00
#587
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Sweden d6wn
The issue is not in the IGL, the team has just changed from talking Portugese to talking English. It's not really weird that it's going like it does right now. The right decision imo is not to change IGL to cold, that's probably going to make him frag less, which is not really good since he's a top 3 player.
2018-05-05 13:54
"I think TyLoo played really well, but it was our fault, not that much them playing well." did he denied what he just said?
2018-05-05 15:52
distant chorus *HE'LL TAKE THE ROLE! HE'LL TAKE THE ROLE!*
2018-05-05 16:02
this will be the fall of coldzera, just like seized
2018-05-05 16:30
seized was always shit, not even considered as a top tier player... ever.
2018-05-05 22:59
#600
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Poland ramones1
rip +fnx +taco ez major
2018-05-05 17:57
Lol desperate to be useful somehow without bait.
2018-05-05 20:07
Stew leaves C9 because he wanted to play for the best IGL in the world. IGL steps down after two LANs feelsbad
2018-05-05 20:30
-stew
2018-05-05 22:57
ok
2018-05-05 23:03
-BOLTZ +FELPS
2018-05-05 23:27
#613
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Brazil Danxd22
They have to be more humble.
2018-05-06 03:33
IGLzera
2018-05-06 07:39
From 1st player in the world to player of golden level , remember hobbit and his decision to be igl, he was fucked up
2018-05-06 08:47
#616
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Finland ginbay
Damn, didn't expect this. I'm not following scene that much anymore but this doesn't just sound right.
2018-05-06 10:22
#617
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Portugal edgaaas
this maybe good, but only for fallen now he focus only on awping he may carry them cause they need a carry guy now cold inst it the best form
2018-05-06 10:28
fallen only awping could be nuts
2018-05-07 16:17
taco was the problem, LUL. One of the best support with xypnix
2018-05-06 19:37
Nice ! Disband ! Fallen and favela boys will back to shitty favela team like Sharks and SK will change roster SK Device SK Dupreeh SK Glave SK Xyp9x SK Magisk m.youtube.com/watch?v=kzOkza_u3Z8 #Baile de Favela #Baile de Favela #Baile de Favela
2018-05-06 22:33
#623
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Sweden RoyceSW
Just be positive, it's great that FalleN wants to make time for his playstyle, that will make him a better player. Same for Coldzera it's good for him to try the igl role that will improve him as a player too. We hope to see a better SK soon
2018-05-07 09:37
"I think TyLoo played really well, but it was our fault, not that much them playing well." - basically what he's saying that he hates Chinese team. Fuck you Coldzero.. asshole.
2018-05-07 16:12
he was sincere.
2018-05-07 16:17
sincere that Grayhound better than Tyloo? for fuck's sake.. he never like Chinese. fucking racist.
2018-05-07 16:21
No way, dude. He has not against Chinese. But they said a real thing. Against Tyloo, SK had the game in their hands. The round cold said they lost to only pistons without kevlar was really crucial and a fail by SK. Against Grayhound, SK didn´t have a chance like that.
2018-05-07 18:13
you are very mature in replying. I respect that. But I still don't like coldzero. he is a piece of shit. and I agree Tyloo is a bit lucky but they are improving.
2018-05-09 11:50
I´m sincere. I like Tyloo, dude. I cheer for great results for them day by day. I only think that cold was sincere about this match. But, I respect your opinion about don´t like coldzera. Hope Tyloo keep on improving and getting out of groups in these big tournaments.
2018-05-09 16:40
I'm sorry to ask you this but where are you from? if only those people in here can have perfect sense and talk like you do then it'll be clean community in hltv or everywhere. You are great. I think I'm going to start learning to behave like you do. Thank You.
2018-05-10 19:24
hahaha Thanks! I´m Brazilian, but a respectful Brazilian, not like many act here. My grandparents are Japanese. So, I have a good education from them, too. Nice to meet U, dude. Are you from Singapore?
2018-05-11 06:06
ah I see.. great. I love Brazil.. I just don't like SK because to me they are a traitor to join SK which is a German corps.. I would love them if they stay at LG before. for now I fully support NTC because I really want to see NTC become the #1 and tear down those big corps if possible. nah I'm Indonesian but live in SG. Thanks btw, you are a great person and really good manners.
2018-05-12 12:39
Nice, man! NTC is good, they could improve. Kng and felps are playing really well. Let´s see. But about NTC, they probably will make part of SK´s roster, according to sources.
2018-05-12 23:56
#652
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Brazil tetanax
fallen please stop blowing my mind Cx
2018-05-07 20:16
RIP SK
2018-05-07 21:31
#654
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Macedonia ydjoon
"we were winning everything" omegalul!
2018-05-08 08:25
"if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well." what the actual fuck!!!
2018-05-08 09:53
#657
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United States vaz
They are just complicating themselves more and more...
2018-05-08 17:13
i am fan of SK since many of you were unborn. since 2002. and it hurts when i see this team getting worst and worst. cold as IGL is not good option and its not because of english. coldzera will destroy his individual game. i think they need to replace stewie and boltz and keep fallen as IGL. .
2018-05-09 00:44
"Of course, TACO is a great player, but if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well." Hahahahahahaha Banana brain
2018-05-09 14:21
#662
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Ukraine Dert38
gl man. i know you can
2018-05-09 19:21
#663
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Czech Republic ufonk
They loss really good support and add agrressive player like a Stewie2K is. That doesnt work.
2018-05-10 09:31
RIP SK
2018-05-10 09:57
#665
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Poland tutatek
The biggest baiter in cs history as IGL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL
2018-05-10 14:16
#671
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Lithuania aisTISsS
"Of course, TACO is a great player, but if I put it on a scale, Stewie and TACO, Stewie is 100% better than TACO. And if he is 100% better than TACO then I should play 100% better as well." -FalleN -2k18
2018-05-13 01:09
people bitching about what he said when its actually true lmao
2018-05-24 18:25
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