Zeus: "I miss the game, but I understand that my days are over"

In our last interview from IEM Katowice, we talked to Danylo "⁠Zeus⁠" Teslenko five months after his retirement to find out how his life has changed and what he thinks of Natus Vincere's recent progress.

The Ukrainian veteran shared his disappointment upon finding out that he wouldn't be the trophy bearer at the Polish event following a decision made by ESL to adjust the broadcast because of the absence of the crowd in the tournament's playoffs.

Zeus looked back at his decision to retire in September

He went on to discuss the topic of his retirement and the fashion in which he made the decision, which had come under criticism in an interview with s1mple, and detailed what he has been putting his focus on since hanging up his mouse, highlighting his work with his organization, pro100, and the release of the English version of his autobiography "Against All Odds".

We naturally also asked Zeus about his former team's decisions, which saw them bring in Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács before swiftly replacing him with Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy, and their promising results as of late.

What did it mean to you to be the trophy bearer at IEM Katowice? Were you disappointed to find out that it wouldn't work out, in the end?

I was very disappointed at first, but I later understood that the situation was bad for IEM and my friend Carmac, who organizes the event and whom I've known for a long time. I had to support him and told him off the bat that I'd be the trophy bearer even in an empty arena. They thought that teams would be sitting in the arena, but the teams refused to, so the arena would be completely empty. I was upset at first but later things were alright. I'll likely be the trophy bearer next year.

It's been about five months since you stopped competing. What has been your focus since then?

I am currently working with pro100, I am the owner of the organization and I'm in the process of developing it. We made a leap in the past four months, going from top 90 to top 30, and we have the goal of achieving top 15 in the world in the next six months. The team set this goal and we are moving towards it. I dedicate a lot of time to that, plus I was constructing a production studio. We now have a studio where we shoot the Cybershow for my YouTube channel.

Then we also translated my book into English, and I was recently involved with that. It can now be bought practically in every part of the world both as an ebook and hardcopy. We also have the CIS Esports league, which I stopped working on for some time for certain reasons, but I'll resume working on it once more. I also stream. These are my current main projects.

What has the reception to the book been like?

Russian readers said they really enjoyed it and are happy they read it. It's 380 pages long, it represents four years of hard work and it contains a lot of interesting stuff. There are around 20 interviews in the book with various international professional players. People generally really like it. The English audience has only just started buying it and it isn't quite as active in purchasing, but those who have read it have given positive feedback. We'll see how it goes, but 99% of the Russian-speaking audience is happy, and as for the English audience, we'll see, it just came out.

Do you plan on writing a sequel?

Maybe later because it took me four years to write this book. It's very hard, and my current mission is to sell as many books as possible in English because I have sold 20,000 Russian copies so far and everyone enjoyed it. Maybe later, but this book is my life: all of my tournaments and experiences. I would need new experiences, but I've been thinking about little books like short stories or my Counter-Strike skills and experience turned into guides. It's not an easy process.

Zeus approves of s1mple's return to the AWP

Do you miss competing or does working on the pro100 project fill that void?

In the first three months, I was in full relax mode, but lately, I have started missing it a bit. I saw Na`Vi, had a chat with the guys and we spent some time together, I felt nostalgic. It felt strange because it seemed like I had just played with them. I miss it. I miss the game, but I understand that my days are over, I have to make way for the youngsters. I am very happy that I have pro100 because if I didn't have it and I wouldn't have any connection to CS, it would be twice as hard for me. Seeing as we work together and they're developing, I'm able to transfer my experience to them, and they listen. I'm happy.

s1mple recently talked about the period when you were about to quit, explaining that it was full of uncertainty in not knowing when it would actually happen. Do you have any regrets in how that decision was handled?

It was a pretty abrupt decision, but at the time of my departure I felt that I was very tired, and leaving temporarily was not an option, I had to leave for good. Having said that, I wasn't playing poorly individually, and I thought that if we won a Major or went to the tournament's final, I could stay. We lost in the quarter-finals and I decided that it would be best to leave. Any moment you choose as your parting one would be difficult, so I decided to leave. Maybe it was a bit abrupt, but that's the way it happened.

What are your thoughts on how Na`Vi have progressed since then and the decisions they made after your departure, initially bringing in GuardiaN and then replacing him with Perfecto shortly afterward?

I think that if we take Astralis, for example, we know that there are established individuals on the team who have been working towards their goals for a long time. They aspired for the No.1 spot, but for a long period of time, they were missing that X factor. flamie, electronic, and s1mple are three players who have been playing at the top tier for a while. We played alongside one another for a long time and we achieved top two in the world. They were missing something, and the other two players who are currently part of the team are young players who have shown good performances and they complement the team. They practiced together and they have everything to be one of the best teams in the world, they were moving towards this goal. The adjustments, as we can see, have been positive for the team. Also, s1mple's return to the AWP was a good decision, we see his previous level, while Perfecto has become a good support. When GuardiaN was AWPing this was missing.

Were you surprised to see them bring GuardiaN back instead of going for a younger player in the first place?

Yes, for me it was surprising because Na`Vi needed a new player and didn't need an AWP; s1mple was a great AWPer, so for me, it was surprising. We discussed Na`Vi on my show and we thought s1mple should AWP, I like the way he's performing. Perfecto is playing support and Na`Vi is looking good right now.

Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
351
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1484
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Legend
2020-03-05 12:00
#10
ZywOo | 
United States M1RBO 
+1
2020-03-05 12:04
#144
Xyp9x | 
CIS dotFive 
*** I have sold 20,000 Russian copies so far and everyone enjoyed it *** PHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHXHXHAHXAHXAHXAHXAHXAHXAHXAX
2020-03-05 16:14
I dunno I feel like its kinda gut because imo people dont read that much here, especially among gamers
2020-03-05 16:44
#196
Xyp9x | 
CIS dotFive 
I feel that there were no real 20k sold copies tbh. AFAIK he sent for free in the sales start to his pro-players friends, different analysts, friends and scum like that. Also I believe there were many people who bought this book like a merch, not to read and gain some knowledge, but just to have something from well-known person. At least someone who isn't able to visit tournaments and get signature from live sessions there.
2020-03-05 22:17
Well if he sent them for free to pro players and others it must have not passed 100 books for sure there aren't rly that many ppl and 100 less or more in the scale of 20k isn't that much.
2020-03-10 01:24
Wdym thats good. Zeus made like 100k USD
2020-03-05 22:06
#195
Xyp9x | 
CIS dotFive 
My point was not to accent on copies number sold, but on the phrase "everyone enjoyed it". IDK if you saw at least 10 sec of any video with Zeus I think you can understand how far "Zeus says" is away from "someone enjoy it". [ yeah, I know and understand that he wasn't an author of the book, I assume he was like dictated an idea but someone with the brain composed thoughts into a text normal people can read, but this is an irony of person who can't pronounce a sentence meaningfully and a book that everyone likes ]
2020-03-05 22:18
Well have you read it? I think 20k copies for a CSGO book is pretty good
2020-03-05 22:18
#199
Xyp9x | 
CIS dotFive 
Again, I have nothing against the sales amount. even there will be 200k or 2bln sold, I don't mind. I have read some excerpts of this book, someone shared a quotes from it or something. And decided not to buy this shit and to spend the money on the literature I can find useful for myself. / Ofc, "shit" is subjective, but there were kinda cool-stories like "We went, then we saw, then he said, then I said and then we lived long and prospered". /
2020-03-05 22:23
As long as your opinion is objective
2020-03-05 22:24
Bro stop your nonsense to the que tip. Every one laughs at your comments. So please stop making fun of yourself. There is quote in world: ‘ if you can't achieve it don't accuse it.’ And are you his distributer i guess not. Then how the fuck you know about the sales. And how the fuck you know if someone is happy or not. So don't comment. He is legend and he always be!
2020-03-06 09:04
#212
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Russia QuickFalling 
+1
2020-03-06 10:04
+1 He is legend and he always be!
2020-03-06 13:51
#222
Xyp9x | 
CIS dotFive 
As you say Radjesh
2020-03-06 21:18
#247
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Europe danjoft 
I get you, don't fall for these dumb HLTV rat kids/baiters, worst place to debate seriously about something
2020-03-11 23:00
It is a very good book and contains a lot of interesting stories that we didn't know about, like his kick from navi in 2016
2020-03-10 08:41
Biggest paycheck stealer the scene have had
2020-03-05 12:05
"I wasn't playing poorly individually"
2020-03-05 12:13
Hahaha delusional ruski
2020-03-05 12:48
Coronavirus ti ha dato alla testa
2020-03-05 13:31
hello ceb number 2. stupid Russophobe
2020-03-05 13:44
#106
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Germany pepko 
He is Ukrainian =))
2020-03-05 15:01
we are in 2020 and you still insult people by nationality. either a 15 yr old or a virgin 23 yr old. no in between
2020-03-05 15:16
#146
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Hungary Shaperz 
are you new here? It's one of the most common and universally accepted thing to do on hltv to insult someone by their nationality
2020-03-05 16:20
Doesnt change what I said tho
2020-03-05 17:24
+1
2020-03-11 02:00
+1.
2020-03-05 17:29
#228
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Russia numanox 
u r rootless street dog or hybrid negro+white_slut - thats why u say in a thin female voice "it's 2020! pipipi". Yeah bich, many ppl even in 2020 not a rootless piece of garbage like u. Run to your friends-dogs outside! Mix of two fags
2020-03-08 07:15
ifb for you bro just from this comment i can tell you have a pathetic life lool
2020-03-08 15:56
#233
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Russia numanox 
Do you know why gypsies became gypsies? because they blended ad infinitum. So this is your future and your children. Have pity on yourself, gypsy! xD
2020-03-09 08:00
Low tier joke that hardly made sense, ill let you try again
2020-03-09 15:51
#237
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Russia numanox 
its not low tier joke dummy it's ur low tier species. in the dark ages, slaves were bred according to the principle "anyway, who fucks with whom. anyway, who believes in what. anyway, who drinks what. You can even present this to slaves as freedom that kings cannot afford". So congrats u was b8ed like dumb ppl of the past if u believe in "its 21 century .. what nationality?!.. bla bla bla". Get out worm!
2020-03-09 21:29
not reading that cause ik its low tier aswell
2020-03-09 22:32
#241
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Russia numanox 
low tier brain? ahhahaa
2020-03-10 02:23
haha good one
2020-03-10 12:34
Maybe bad for him is >0.5 rating
2020-03-05 14:33
#104
AZR | 
Taiwan Haoyuan 
In fact Zeus has a good performance in Berlin Major.
2020-03-05 14:56
on BLAST Moscow too
2020-03-05 15:02
#108
AZR | 
Taiwan Haoyuan 
No on BLAST Moscow the whole team sucks and Zeus is not better either so I won't count it.
2020-03-05 15:04
#28
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Finland N1ggers 
cry
2020-03-05 12:22
No scener stfu
2020-03-05 12:29
Better scene than you, so suck it LOL
2020-03-05 15:59
0/8 Lmao Wtf are You brainless?
2020-03-05 16:45
Im home country got 4 majors, how many Germany got???? NT NO SCENER
2020-03-05 16:48
When?
2020-03-05 20:21
Atlanta 2017 London 2018 Katowice 2019 Berlin 2019
2020-03-05 20:27
Flag? Fake flagger lmao
2020-03-05 20:29
So?
2020-03-05 20:29
No life
2020-03-05 22:44
0/8
2020-03-06 00:31
No
2020-03-06 07:29
#40
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
That was smooya in BIG
2020-03-05 12:34
Bot b*
2020-03-05 13:57
you know that's a false statement
2020-03-05 13:57
#44
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New Zealand Iuca5 
One of the best IGLs in all of CS history, firepower isn't everything in a player
2020-03-05 12:38
LOL NT SPONGE
2020-03-05 15:58
#206
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New Zealand Iuca5 
UK CS brainless as always
2020-03-06 06:00
I’m not from the UK, so nt sponge)))
2020-03-06 11:07
#215
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United Kingdom alcazar4 
hes danish
2020-03-06 12:56
#46
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Ukraine ksay 
blame na'vi management
2020-03-05 12:40
#165
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Europe Nomarosa 
You're clueless
2020-03-05 17:29
#30
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Russia Kipov 
+1
2020-03-05 12:24
#47
Xyp9x | 
Russia Ypp1 
+1
2020-03-05 12:40
#143
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Ukraine YUR4S 
+100
2020-03-05 16:14
+1
2020-03-08 16:39
his main goal was to win major so good careerfor him
2020-03-10 22:30
Wow
2020-03-05 12:00
@Fallen read this
2020-03-05 12:02
#12
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Brazil Gaiolero 
hahahahahah +1 btw
2020-03-05 12:04
tbh fallen plays well individually, unlike when zeus quit. So maybe they should make some change about the leadership I don't know.
2020-03-05 13:35
+1 he's probably been their best player the past few months
2020-03-05 17:55
Nt Zeus did not quit 'cause he is a bad igl for NaVi, he is out because of poor individual performace
2020-03-05 14:36
#216
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United Kingdom alcazar4 
he was also a bad igl
2020-03-06 12:56
Zeus was the best igl in the history of the CIS, and I did not see another igl for the CIS that would surpass it, neither FalleN nor gla1ve although these captains led their teams to success, this in my opinion is not the skill level Zeus
2020-03-07 20:01
#227
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United Kingdom alcazar4 
the fact that he was the best igl in the history of cis means very little when you consider that he was basically the only igl in all of cis, and he wasnt even the igl of navi pre s1mple, starix was from the coaching position. he essentially achieved very little with what he had (top 5 players in the world guardian, s1mple and electronic at different times), not winning nearly enough considering the levels of some of his players.
2020-03-07 20:13
But he did win a major with shit players from gambit.
2020-03-11 14:51
#4
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Poland n1xyyy 
nice
2020-03-05 12:02
haha
2020-03-05 12:29
Everyone thought like that dude.
2020-03-05 12:51
Not everyone . Wasnt you the one who wanted sdy so bad ?, I was the first who said that he is dogshit and so bad
2020-03-05 13:33
I still want SDY in Na`Vi.
2020-03-05 15:42
Bud he is bad you should understand that
2020-03-05 16:51
#125
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Ukraine hukutka94 
So what? Not sure doesn't mean "bad choice, I hate him" or anything like that. :)
2020-03-05 15:25
#6
leaf | 
Spain aquacsgo 
Fallen u Next
2020-03-05 12:04
#42
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Liechtenstein Over088 
+1 kkkkkkkkkkk
2020-03-05 12:37
retired when it was due.
2020-03-05 12:04
#8
JaCkz | 
France animanima 
nobody cares
2020-03-05 12:04
Legend
2020-03-05 12:04
Legend <3
2020-03-05 12:04
Olofmeister i love you!!!!!!
2020-03-05 12:04
Pro100 Zeus Ez Major
2020-03-05 12:06
#17
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
that made me sad
2020-03-05 12:12
#19
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Poland Szuster 
Legend
2020-03-05 12:13
#20
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Russia QuickFalling 
Legend
2020-03-05 12:14
#21
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Slovakia oKoOOooOO 
Legend
2020-03-05 12:15
#22
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France Garow_ 
Legends never die
2020-03-05 12:15
PLS ZEUS CUM BECK
2020-03-05 12:15
PLS PAPI CUM ALL OVER ME
2020-03-05 14:16
#24
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Mongolia k0ng0 
Wow i'm really impressed by how much shit he got going on! Don't burn yourself out legend and i hope you have some time for your family! <3
2020-03-05 12:15
Respect to this legend!
2020-03-05 12:16
#26
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Japan pawbeast 
Make him second coach of navi Loool
2020-03-05 12:19
LEGEND ITS SAD TO SEE KIDS WHO SAY NOOB BEACUSE THEY DONT KNOW SHIT
2020-03-05 12:20
#59
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
+1000
2020-03-05 13:00
+1000 Fak dis kids don't know anything bout Zuice
2020-03-08 22:21
LOL
2020-03-05 12:23
#31
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
this guy is a legend
2020-03-05 12:27
#33
Zeus | 
Russia Mickeeey 
legend
2020-03-05 12:29
Zeus always #1 IGL for me! Infinite amount of respect mr. Danylo Teslenko
2020-03-05 12:30
Legend
2020-03-05 12:30
#37
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Russia MonkaSss 
Who cares
2020-03-05 12:30
Zeus Best Movement in Pro Scene pogU
2020-03-05 12:31
legend
2020-03-05 12:33
#41
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Russia LeGoBoys 
I will never forget how you did beat the shit out of scene with gambit and made navi looks like nobrainier babies
2020-03-05 12:35
Great period
2020-03-05 15:29
#43
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Sweden GeT_CoRrEcT 
Zeus, i lav yu.
2020-03-05 12:38
#45
Brazil mth^ 
Na`Vi ceh9 Na`Vi Zeus Na`Vi markeloff /A/ Na`Vi starix /A/ Na`Vi Edward (aka f0cusw0w~) Best Na`Vi ever. BibleThump
2020-03-05 12:39
#50
Xyp9x | 
Russia Ypp1 
Legends
2020-03-05 12:41
+1 1.6 GODS
2020-03-05 12:51
so true, that lineup was so dominant. I miss marik tho so much starix was also a freaking beast in his prime
2020-03-05 12:54
+1 marik please return
2020-03-05 13:44
marik dreenk beer and play Warcraft
2020-03-05 14:12
...sad(((((((
2020-03-05 14:31
we miss you legend, its always pleasure to see you even backstage like katowice20
2020-03-05 12:41
#49
flusha | 
Argentina MuraDPS 
Legend!
2020-03-05 12:41
#51
Xyp9x | 
Russia Ypp1 
Legend! It`s right decision to retire, good luck in future.
2020-03-05 12:42
Zeus in Avangar
2020-03-05 12:43
#53
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Russia Blyatmen 
Legend Zeus 1 major S0mple 0 major
2020-03-05 12:45
For those who didn't follow CS 1.6 scene, let me tell you this guy was a nightmare with NAVI. He destroyed legendary teams and dominated the scene with new NAVI squad. He won all the major tourneys that there were in cs 1.6 all around the world. IMO the man was one the best IGL the game has ever seen. Even those who disagree can't throw him off TOP 3 charts. God bless him and many thanks for all the entertainment he has given us.
2020-03-05 12:53
#120
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Russia sasha1608 
+1
2020-03-05 15:14
+1
2020-03-05 16:26
#60
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
Best CIS CS IGL of all time. And one of the best IGL's of whole CS history.
2020-03-05 13:06
#61
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Ukraine potapUA 
Zeus Markeloff Ceh9 Starix Edward Make it happen. Will not be top 1 but look at Dignitas they can get paid for having legendary names on a team so why not with them :DD
2020-03-05 13:01
first you need to find markeloff, probably wasted all his money on alcohol already
2020-03-05 13:43
#80
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Ukraine potapUA 
Yeah actually any info what happened to Marik? I have not heard from him for a long time :O.
2020-03-05 13:45
#119
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Russia sasha1608 
He is alright, ceh9 that he is just playing in dota 2 and doing nothing XD
2020-03-05 15:14
He needs some time for being alone. That's ok.
2020-03-05 16:49
#62
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Europe Juuzou_ 
Beast
2020-03-05 13:01
BOT
2020-03-05 13:06
#64
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara 
Respect Legend
2020-03-05 13:07
Weird but when navi benched guardian zeus asked to comeback on igl role lol
2020-03-05 13:08
but kinda understandable
2020-03-05 14:09
#118
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Russia sasha1608 
it was fake lol
2020-03-05 15:13
? he told that in his yt show
2020-03-05 17:27
#168
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Russia sasha1608 
IT WAS joke lol
2020-03-05 17:37
i've seen a lot of retarded people but when you can't see where is joke and where is serious shit then i have bad news for you. But if you're 10-15yo kid its forgivable, a lot of guys in you're age are naive too
2020-03-05 16:24
too much pc for u i think
2020-03-05 17:29
the worst excuse that could only come to mind, but still it's forgivable for an immature person
2020-03-05 17:46
lmao, visit a doctor
2020-03-05 18:06
hahaha you're pathetic, get off of my sight and never comeback
2020-03-05 18:08
too much vodka today?
2020-03-05 18:08
#66
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Poland whysnopa 
legend
2020-03-05 13:15
long story short: zeus is a rich business man now. respect 🙌
2020-03-05 13:16
#68
Grim | 
Thailand beam2546 
Make some legendary squard la
2020-03-05 13:20
Respect
2020-03-05 13:23
Zeus understood it, NEO not yet.
2020-03-05 13:27
#74
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
200 iq , not like shox 0iq who didn't understand his days are over too
2020-03-05 13:41
Well shox is only 27y , while zeus retired at 31
2020-03-05 14:01
#91
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
but he is already done & is a bad leader unlike zeus so he should retire
2020-03-05 14:19
Zeusmeister i love you
2020-03-05 13:41
#77
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China CantBanMe 
OLOWMAISTA I LOW YOU, never forget! Zeus legend <3
2020-03-05 13:43
legendary player
2020-03-05 13:49
#117
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Russia sasha1608 
+1
2020-03-05 15:12
#82
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Other Onizuka_go 
4russian 1ukr
2020-03-05 13:56
#87
valde | 
Denmark QBE_ 
Just make a new team with the old ones like dignitas LUL
2020-03-05 14:12
#116
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Russia sasha1608 
he doesn`t want to play any more
2020-03-05 15:12
we luv u zeues <3
2020-03-05 14:13
#93
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Brazil Elakk 
Legend
2020-03-05 14:22
#93
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Brazil Elakk 
Legend
2020-03-05 14:22
old
2020-03-05 14:29
"Counter Strike's most braindead IGL" <3
2020-03-05 14:29
#98
Halton | 
Spain akproxx 
Never too old to play even in a tier 2 team with young players age in cs is just excuse Ofc u will not have the same reflex etc but still xd
2020-03-05 14:31
#115
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Russia sasha1608 
I think it`s actually the question of motivation. Adren is older than him and took a major when he was one year older than Zeus.
2020-03-05 15:11
#101
alex | 
Spain mokerz 
man you are a legend, thats all
2020-03-05 14:37
FalleN needs to understand too
2020-03-05 14:39
#114
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Russia sasha1608 
+1
2020-03-05 15:11
Pepehands
2020-03-05 14:40
Bots can't play in a tier 1 team, NaVi realized this. FaZe wise up. Kick olof after the major.
2020-03-05 14:59
olof to nip with the other bots
2020-03-05 15:28
-tiwst +olof would be ok for nip but they are still a new roster and I would give them more time, maybe they'll surprise us.
2020-03-05 15:54
kick n1ko then maybe faze can achieve something
2020-03-05 22:03
nt olof but niko is the best faze player even as an igl.
2020-03-05 22:04
#218
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CIS Akmalak 
+1 Zeus = Bot
2020-03-06 14:46
meant Guardian in this case but yeah Zeus arguably too but he was igl and made them top2 so I give him a pass.
2020-03-06 17:20
#109
Europe Dov 
No offense but people really buy his book?
2020-03-05 15:05
#112
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Russia sasha1608 
his book is really good and it`s the only 1 book of pro player. There are lots of information about lots of things. For example about seized and flamie, or about time of cs 1.6 - how was it difficult and so on.
2020-03-05 15:07
#147
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Denmark Ulver 
What do you mean, "it's the only 1 book of pro player?"
2020-03-05 16:23
#155
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Russia sasha1608 
how much books do you know that was written by cybersportsmen?
2020-03-05 16:49
#159
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Denmark Ulver 
I only know of the book Zonic has written, but I am sure there are many written by or about Daigo, Thresh, Slayers_ Boxer, fatal1ty, zero4, cooller and etc.
2020-03-05 17:02
and all of them didn't even play ten years on the highest level. quake as an example had good players for 2 years. cs has good players for 20 years.
2020-03-05 17:51
#190
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Denmark Ulver 
What a load of shit. Kids these days.
2020-03-05 21:03
cooller retired 2013 when Quake was dead for 8 years. Kids this day know nothing about esports but have an opinion. What beta kids.
2020-03-05 22:30
#204
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Denmark Ulver 
1) I didn't only list quake players. 2) The argument was about esport athletes in books. 3) To say that Quake only had good players for 2 years makes you an utter retard.
2020-03-05 23:55
books form pro players. You would say if Juliano releases a book "its a book by pro players" LUL
2020-03-06 09:29
Retired? He won Quake Pro League Final last november youtube.com/watch?v=LW0yMV6Rps4
2020-03-07 09:41
20k russia buyer. I would say its good for a non-pro writer.
2020-03-05 17:49
#110
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Russia sasha1608 
wtf Why are there lots of haters of Zeus. This dude proved to all world that he is really legend. If you forgot this guy won 4 majors in a row in 1.6 and major with Gambit. He is fcking legend and he was not poor at killing, his rating was like 1.04 and 1.06 and that`s not that bad
2020-03-05 15:15
#111
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Switzerland x676 
and we have the goal of achieving the top 15 in the world in the next six months....... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2020-03-05 15:07
#113
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Russia sasha1608 
pro100 has not so bad roster, and if they`re gonna go work - they can achieve it. They have yekindar (top 2 FPL), nickelblack (young IGL), experienced World edit and Way Lander who was twice legend of the major as I remember
2020-03-05 15:10
#121
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Switzerland x676 
they will be lucky if they manage to reach top30 for a short period of time, yekindar is the only decent player they have
2020-03-05 15:15
#122
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Russia sasha1608 
6 months is quite decent period of time. I would be laughing as well if he would say "in next 2 months"
2020-03-05 15:16
If an FPL player is their best player they in trouble. But for like five years now Zeus led teams have been in trouble. Barring one week in Krakow.
2020-03-05 15:20
#133
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Russia sasha1608 
EU FPL is very strong compared with NA if you didn`t know.
2020-03-05 15:43
Maybe but you still are either going to get a Ropz/Ethan or a Tenz/whomever the fuck. FPL is full of puggers on both sides of the pond. There's a lot of habit breaking that needs to be done immediately if you want to mold that type of player. If they can even do it.
2020-03-05 15:55
#137
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Russia sasha1608 
true
2020-03-05 15:56
Don't underestimate FPL, all the players there are very good individually. There are many players who are better than washed up bots in top 10 teams.
2020-03-05 15:57
Waylander is a piece of trash. In raw skill Zeus>waylander
2020-03-05 17:04
I can't forget his impact on gambit, the day he left this team became more than average. Maybe this Krakow major win was a bit lucky, but they were the best team during those three weeks (3-0 in group and insane 2-1 win against Astralis). Unfortunately, he wasn't able to replicate it on Na'Vi, he wasn't individually as good as he was in Krakow Major and it might be the number one factor of this "thing" that couldn't bring Na'Vi to No 1 spot. GL in your retirement days, legend, we know he will always be around the scene.
2020-03-05 15:25
LEGEND
2020-03-05 15:25
legend
2020-03-05 15:28
#131
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Asia qbiy 
OMG this words.....:(
2020-03-05 15:41
sad
2020-03-05 15:55
why days over?
2020-03-05 15:59
Zeus could still build a really good small Russian-speaking team like he did with Gambit, but he doesn't because he wants to have a legendary run and not a slow withering to nothingness like Get_Right. He brought Na'Vi to major grand finals 4 times, won one with Gambit, a team of nobodys. He made Hobbit and Adren look like gods, and helped Na'Vi win several tournaments in spring/summer 2018. They were right under Astralis' lead during the entirety of their era. GOD Zeus.
2020-03-05 16:14
Legend
2020-03-05 16:16
#150
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Brazil cadik 
Legend im happy that he got his major
2020-03-05 16:30
whos this guy
2020-03-05 16:40
#156
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World WEEDBRAH 
we love u brah
2020-03-05 16:49
#161
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Canada PwnNewb 
He could still play games. He could go link up with brax in Valorant/Project A lol
2020-03-05 17:05
noob
2020-03-05 17:30
#169
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Europe Veyles 
1WIN?
2020-03-05 17:42
Why they didn't listen to Zeus. he knew S1mples idea to rifle was shit. Greatest CIS Leader of all time no matter what eSports genre you look at.
2020-03-05 17:46
#176
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World WEEDBRAH 
zeus edward starix +2 young talents ez
2020-03-05 17:55
zeus 1 major s0mple 0 major
2020-03-05 17:57
#203
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Russia AliasNamer 
BnTeT 0 major play-off's
2020-03-05 22:57
name checkout
2020-03-06 07:41
#181
BOOBIE | 
India Women 
Zeus doing these interviews just so he can mention his book
2020-03-05 18:32
He has a team to feed though.
2020-03-05 18:43
Probable he has some plan to back at pro100 like an igl after the disastre at minor and pick top 16 in and of the year / next major
2020-03-05 18:42
#194
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Spain Crusher_CS 
He could take some young guys and go to play t3 and bring his experience and maybe go T2 someday if the team is decent, like Hunden for example
2020-03-05 22:07
mens(((
2020-03-05 22:18
"BUY MY BOOOK!" :D
2020-03-06 06:50
#214
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Hungary faltopfake 
I'll buy your book asap.
2020-03-06 11:41
#220
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World WEEDBRAH 
bump
2020-03-06 17:22
He will forever be remembered as the guy who got knifed into retirement. Look how much he held Na’vi back.
2020-03-06 17:55
Zeus: "I MISS THE GAME, BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM WASHED UP TRASH"
2020-03-07 03:32
i follow your insta even though i dont understand anything you post
2020-03-07 08:45
zeus might be fuckin smart but he was missing AIM skills and thats what missed for NAVI for a long time
2020-03-08 23:05
When old pro-gamers and legends in CSGO stop their career, it shouldnt be over. There should be some org. with money who took up a "league for legends" so we fans of CSGO can see some showmatches with former stars. Pasha, zeus, Tas, FeTiSh, soon old NIP and many other old pro-players from back in time, could be fun seeing them in showmatches or in "league for legends".
2020-03-09 11:28
#249
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Australia B_Tannen 
+1 having those guys in showmatches would be sick.
2020-03-12 11:15
legend
2020-03-09 12:37
When he said " but i understand that my days are over " i kinda get that sad nostalgic feeling
2020-03-10 01:52
#248
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Australia B_Tannen 
Zeus is such a legend. All the best for the future!
2020-03-12 11:15
#250
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United States DiabIo 
He would make a fine coach.
2020-03-13 04:05
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