frozen on NiP loss: "I told the guys that map was on me"

We interviewed David "frozen" Čerňanský after mousesports survived the second day at DreamHack Masters Malmö, eliminating Evil Geniuses from the tournament.

With an underwhelming performance in the opening best-of-one match against NiP on day one, frozen had a slow start into the tournament while mousesports fell to Group B's scary lower bracket. He quickly recovered with an impressive series against Evil Geniuses, whom the European side eliminated in last place, denying the North American side a comeback on Train to pick up a 2-0 win.

frozen discussed his position as mousesports' young talent

After the opening series of the second day in Malmö, we spoke to the youngster, who commented on mousesports' failure to deliver in the position of a favorite at the V4 Future Sports Festival, on his opening blunder against NiP, and more.

Let's briefly go back to V4, where despite a favorable position you struggled and went out in semis to Virtus.pro. What happened there?

Yeah, we had problems against Tricked, we threw a map there, I think it was Nuke, the second map, we should have won that. We underestimated a lot of teams there, I would say, and individually we weren't ready from the start, which cost us a lot of rounds and sometimes even a map.

Do you think it had to do with the inexperience with the position of a tournament favorite?

Before now, I don't think we've ever felt that pressure on ourselves, but it definitely played a role, everyone expected us to win and beat Virtus.pro and they beat us 16-3 on Mirage (laughs).

Moving on to Malmö, a bit of a surprise to start things off as you got off on the wrong foot against NiP as you lost the opening best-of-one, rough match for you, personally.

I told the guys that that map was on me. If I was in my normal form the half would have ended like 11-4, I had about five rounds there where I should have killed someone and I didn't. I would say it was just an unlucky day for me as opposed to NiP being better. There were no issues with communication or that we played badly, it was just that I screwed up a lot of rounds, and that's what I told the guys. It would have ended differently.

Today you looked a lot better individually against EG, although you almost dropped the ball on Train, losing a 5v3 towards the end before it went to overtime. How did you deal with that to win in double OT?

When they were closing the gap, when it was like 11-11, the coach kept calming us down because, even when we lost rounds, we got into good positions and played pretty well. We just played like we had up until then and they just made more mistakes, I guess.

I wanted to go back to something karrigan said back in Cologne, where he was talking about not wanting to put pressure on you to be the second star of the team yet. How do you feel in that position, do you feel that pressure that you have to be a star player, or do you think there's time to grow into it?

Obviously, when I came into the team I didn't expect to be a superstar and have 40 kills every game. We have chrisJ, we have woxic, everyone can play well and put up 30 kills in a map. Of course, I should be able to put up those performances, it is expected of me because I was picked as the young talent, but I would say I still have time. No one is pressuring me.

You have so far been quite consistent in going far in tournaments, but you have yet to make that next step to start contending for titles. What do you think you're missing to get to a position to do that?

We still have a lot of things to work on, we still make individual mistakes and communication was our biggest problem until recently. Especially the best-of-ones, when we arrive at a tournament, the opening matches are tough. We definitely need to work on individual mistakes and on being ready from the start, and focus on not getting surprised.

Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
783
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
lol
2019-10-02 15:42
Wtf underage drinking!
2019-10-02 15:45
Frozen
2019-10-02 15:47
#2
shox | 
India iejesus 
Ok
2019-10-02 15:42
OK
2019-10-02 15:42
#4
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Spain aixekalaxeilla 
Great mens take the blame
2019-10-02 15:43
#27
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Bulgaria No_1One 
And calls nip trash LUL
2019-10-02 16:11
Nip those days is trash nothing to lie about.. hopefully they come back on top tho
2019-10-02 17:24
#50
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Bulgaria No_1One 
+1
2019-10-02 23:21
#5
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Russia illuminosity 
piska
2019-10-02 15:43
#6
i am | 
Europe 2020 
Ok
2019-10-02 15:43
#7
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
Ok
2019-10-02 15:43
#8
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Czech Republic Noxar 
Epic
2019-10-02 15:44
Ok
2019-10-02 15:44
Ok
2019-10-02 15:44
#11
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Sri Lanka VuXn 
Ok
2019-10-02 15:44
Ok
2019-10-02 15:44
#13
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Yugoslavia Esketite 
''Yeah, we had problems against Tricked, we threw a map there, I think it was Nuke, the second map, we should have won that.''BYE MOUZ
2019-10-02 15:44
#15
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Australia Leftistt 
Love this kid tbh, he'll be in top 20 next year mark my words.
2019-10-02 15:45
#44
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Europe sn00b_d0gg 
do u realize no one marks no ones words in hltv? only when it involves huge humiliation they do
2019-10-02 19:39
+1
2019-10-02 19:54
#57
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Australia Leftistt 
Tbh +1
2019-10-03 07:42
#58
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Europe sn00b_d0gg 
lulz mens))
2019-10-03 16:41
#16
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Spain Chonita 
He was just outplayed by plopski and rez everytime.... stop the crying ffs
2019-10-02 15:46
even though he is way better than that overrated plopski sh!t
2019-10-02 16:06
#30
frozen | 
Czech Republic VojtaA 
lol
2019-10-02 16:28
#41
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Spain Chonita 
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...keep dreaming boy
2019-10-02 17:39
#38
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Czech Republic Cuki_ 
He is not crying, just read the article dude
2019-10-02 17:26
I can understand him though I had those days when I cant hit shit and even when they come through smoke :D
2019-10-02 17:35
#42
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Spain Chonita 
yes ofcourse, but what you always think its a bad day its just that you have been outplayed by your adversary...it happens to everyone
2019-10-02 17:41
#18
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
bot
2019-10-02 15:47
#19
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Russia FriZZeh 
bot
2019-10-02 15:47
frozen is smart, great future ahead
2019-10-02 15:52
#22
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Finland xAVERTT 
true
2019-10-02 16:01
NiP was to good for Mouz
2019-10-02 15:52
flair checks out. let's see where mouz and nip will stand at the end of the year lel
2019-10-02 17:23
hahaha
2019-10-02 16:03
Ok
2019-10-02 16:05
#26
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Finland Teukkasd 
It was on you !!!! thanks bro i won 320e becouse u sucked agnaist nip
2019-10-02 16:11
17y dude taking the shot for the team.. BIG UP FROZZY 1 bad map is nothing because he almost always carry
2019-10-02 16:13
#43
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Czech Republic thezipp3r 
Eh no. He doesn't. He's usually pretty average and woxic is the one who carries them. Flag and flair checks out btw
2019-10-02 18:18
butthurt czech LUL remind me where oskar play right now?
2019-10-02 20:25
#49
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Czech Republic thezipp3r 
LUL he will play in t1 one day.
2019-10-02 22:37
#29
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Netherlands gelm1r 
respect for frozen, stating the facts not beating around the bush great potential. Anyone can improve aslong they see they are the problem/at fault. GTR think he still lives in 2015 and can play on world class level see guys that's where its all WRONG.
2019-10-02 16:16
xaaaaaaxax
2019-10-02 16:41
#32
zet | 
Sweden kzsca 
gtr still top 1, stupid cs go kids
2019-10-02 17:16
0/8
2019-10-02 17:23
#36
zet | 
Sweden kzsca 
expected from a cs go kit w/out potential, u can only spray 40(30) n ya 40< n pray :D just useless cs go shet
2019-10-02 17:25
could you please create proper sentences?
2019-10-02 19:45
#37
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Netherlands poeya 
ok kiddo
2019-10-02 17:26
#39
flusha | 
Japan DvKDvK 
I think w0xic was also playing very bad and missing a lot of free shots. I'm glad they recovered well against EG.
2019-10-02 17:33
Good for him that he stopped smoking weed
2019-10-02 22:02
Ok
2019-10-02 23:54
fuck off mooq u retake warrior DOG
2019-10-03 00:47
calm down mens woof :^) u might be able to tap like me 1 day kkkkkkkkkkk
2019-10-03 04:37
come to donnies road
2019-10-03 05:02
#52
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Sweden @fimpen 
What he mean? He is better then the nip players even tho they just show he wasent? We should have got 11-4 if i dissent screw up” I would be in the major if I wasent bad 👍🏼
2019-10-03 00:31
#56
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Serbia whoa!! 
+1 It's a pathetic excuse. Dude, you played bad because they made you play like that, force mistakes etc. It's not like you woke up today and suddenly you decided to play bad.
2019-10-03 05:05
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