zews comes out of retirement to help coach O PLANO

Brazil's most accomplished CS:GO coach returns to competition.

Wilton "⁠zews⁠" Prado has decided to come out of retirement and return to coaching with O PLANO, making the announcement of the move on Twitter. It marks his return to active competition after more than a year since his departure from Evil Geniuses in June 2021.

The coach will help the Brazilian squad during their upcoming boot camp ahead of the IEM Road to Rio 2022 Americas RMR. However, zews will not stand behind the team during matches as he was registered in the squad after the roster lock deadline.

zews comes out of retirement after one year away from competition

zews' excellent resume includes entries on teams such as Luminosity, MIBR, and Evil Geniuses. He helped the Luminosity-SK core win back-to-back Majors at MGL Columbus 2016 and ESL One Cologne 2016, as well as take home trophies at a plethora of other tournaments.

Following his departure from the Brazilian squad, zews had a short stint back as a player with Immortals before quickly returning to coaching with Liquid. He remained with the North American organization for two years before coming back to Brazil to join forces with Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo and company at MIBR in late 2018.

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kNgV- returns in O PLANO with a new lineup

zews' last coaching job was at Evil Geniuses where he worked with the core of Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz, Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte, and Tsvetelin "⁠CeRq⁠" Dimitrov for over a year before parting ways with the organization by mutual consent over a difference of opinion regarding the team's direction.

In April 2022 amidst his retirement, the coach suffered and survived a life-threatening heart attack, dubbed a 'widowmaker' due to its severity and often lethal outcome.

After a recovery period, zews told Dust2.com.br that he still had no intention to return to full-time coaching due in part to the hectic and unhealthy lifestyle often forced upon pros due to their travel schedules. However, with a Major heading to Brazil, he could not decline the chance to stand behind a team in front of a home crowd.

O PLANO's first tournament with zews will be the Americas RMR. The Brazilian team will fight to qualify for their home Major between October 5-9.

O PLANO are now:

Brazil Vito "⁠kNgV-⁠" Giuseppe
Brazil Gabriel "⁠NEKIZ⁠" Schenato
Brazil Gustavo "⁠yel⁠" Knittel
Brazil Caike "⁠caike⁠" Costa
Brazil Guilherme "⁠piriaz1n⁠" Barbosa

Brazil Wilton "⁠zews⁠" Prado (coach)

Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Caike 'caike' Costa
Caike 'caike' Costa
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
522
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.60
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1014
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1176
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1211
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Guilherme 'piriaz1n' Barbosa
Guilherme 'piriaz1n' Barbosa
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
293
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1357
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
nice
2022-09-21 02:29
17 replies
#19
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Brazil Anarchybr
Man if I ever had a heart attack before I certainly wouldn’t risk coaching a team whose IGL is kngv
2022-09-21 03:08
9 replies
#25
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Brazil Shinoky
but Yel is the IGL...
2022-09-21 03:32
8 replies
#26
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Brazil Anarchybr
Prove it or I will…
2022-09-21 03:28
7 replies
#27
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Brazil Shinoky
liquipedia.net/counterstrike/O_Plano kill me? aushaushaushaushuas Kng said it in the announcement video
2022-09-21 03:30
6 replies
#30
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Brazil Anarchybr
…or I will have to check it myself Ty mens
2022-09-21 03:33
5 replies
+1 the good ending
2022-09-21 03:55
3 replies
#33
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Ukraine I_say_Ok
When retirement fund runs out faster than expected
2022-09-21 04:11
2 replies
xd hahaha
2022-09-21 06:01
He is doing it for free
2022-09-21 09:37
#46
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Indonesia lumayan
+1 good ending
2022-09-21 06:37
#49
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Argentina fribergoat
Where is cogu?
2022-09-21 07:54
6 replies
#63
yel | 
Brazil Lprt
cogu has a problem with self sabotage. When things are good for him on his carreer he always find a way to mess things up. On 1.6 days he was one of the best players, then retired to play football in Catar. At the start of CSGO, he tried to be a player but left to play poker. At the start of Valorant, he was rising rising fast, one of the best (if not the best) opers at the time (in Brazil) and a promising streamer, but left to become temporary coach of mibr. Now he left a team with potential to be one of the best teams of Brazil, with good structure and high popularity to be just a streamer again.
2022-09-21 13:08
4 replies
caraaalho... jogou a merd@ toda no ventilador sem dó eim hahahaha.... (he really made the shit hits the fan, hahaha)
2022-09-21 13:47
#66
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Argentina urfoloq
Cogu played football professionally? Holy shit I didn't knew that
2022-09-21 13:57
1 reply
He has done a lot of things, sadly he always finds a way to fuck himself on pretty much anything he does and is good at
2022-09-21 15:41
#75
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Finland Kashmiir
But he never succeed on csgo, he constantly said the game was shit and won't go far, then when fallen was doing great things he shows up and was catastrofic. I remember after that he went to DOTA or smth.
2022-09-21 18:58
He has another baby incoming so he wanted a more profitable gig in which he could dictate the work hous, so he's dedicating his time to be a streamer
2022-09-21 13:18
kkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-09-21 02:30
2 replies
ofcourse kk 😋 he tried "normal" jobs most likely and got to the feeling where he was like damn, free money in cs world or shitty jobs irl, ahmmm pick#1.
2022-09-21 09:20
#68
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Brazil jaONzyS
he's doing it for free man
2022-09-21 14:57
W
2022-09-21 02:30
the balls on the guy he literally had heart attack man juts pure respect.
2022-09-21 02:30
Bro had a heart attack and still came back, respect
2022-09-21 02:31
2 replies
+1
2022-09-21 05:24
#47
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Indonesia lumayan
JAMYOUNG BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD
2022-09-21 06:37
WELCOME BACK
2022-09-21 02:32
#7
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Brazil elpy
zews help me or i kill you
2022-09-21 02:34
1 reply
prove it
2022-09-21 02:47
#8
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Brazil dio_scuro
ok
2022-09-21 02:36
gl o plano
2022-09-21 02:37
Welcome back Legend
2022-09-21 02:39
GOAT the man just had a heart attack and still came back to help his friends absolute legend!!!!
2022-09-21 02:45
2 replies
#21
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Egypt BomberMan_
wtf did he actually have a heart attack? I assume he is okay now, but when was that?
2022-09-21 03:18
1 reply
+1 respek for one of the GOATs
2022-09-21 02:52
#14
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Australia B_Tannen
Welcome back legend
2022-09-21 02:52
#15
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Brazil monkbaitor
niicee zelao
2022-09-21 02:52
#16
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Brazil Elakk
PEGA ELES ZELAO! good luck
2022-09-21 02:56
Rip oPlano
2022-09-21 03:01
Excellent coach, O Plano is apparently going to play without as much pressure in the RMR like they played in the Qualifier, since few people see them qualifying... Now with Zews I could easily see them qualifying 3-2
2022-09-21 03:05
#20
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Egypt BomberMan_
damn I guess that coaching itch just couldnt go away. Hopefully he can turn this into a bigger gig in the future guy is an elite coach. tho I dont really know where he can go right now.
2022-09-21 03:17
3 replies
#60
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Finland HARD4ENCE
I think some of the NA teams would always take him. Could even potentially coach FURIA at some point. He seems like a smart dude and a great coach.
2022-09-21 12:25
2 replies
#76
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Egypt BomberMan_
He is up there with the greats like kassad, zonic (tho he hasnt looked amazing in vitality but the spinx addition is looking good), blad3, etc. Furia isnt a bad idea. Maybe TL take him back as adren isnt that amazing.
2022-09-21 18:59
1 reply
Daps is Liquid's coach,not adren
2022-09-21 23:02
another failed crypto/NFT enthusiast returns -.-'
2022-09-21 03:24
1 reply
Prove it!
2022-09-21 03:32
#24
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Norway Snaids
cool
2022-09-21 03:25
#28
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Ukraine SwissRolls
W and cheers to his recovery, I hope you will continue to be strong and healthy after that
2022-09-21 03:30
#31
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North America drac0zGOD
goat
2022-09-21 03:39
Rip o plano
2022-09-21 04:18
It's so crazy to hear zews talk in portuguese, even tho he's brazilian. Because he lives in the US for a long time you can kinda hear a hint of his american accent when he's talking. The words he chooses to use, the speed of his talk (slower than most brazilians) and also difference pronounciation of some words. the dude is losing his brazilianness
2022-09-21 04:26
2 replies
#77
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Finland Kashmiir
You must be kidding. Are you impress because a brazilian that live in another country talk his primary language?
2022-09-21 19:03
1 reply
Impressed? I said it's crazy to hear how he sounds. As a brazilian, you're not used to hear someone speak portuguese the way he does. It sounds different The same goes for when he's streaming, he speaks portuguese the whole time, so I would I be impressed by it?
2022-09-21 21:03
he bought something off me on the steam market
2022-09-21 04:34
2 replies
#78
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Finland Kashmiir
He mentioned that he bought a p250 sand dune with 0.00325 float. Supposed its yours
2022-09-21 19:04
1 reply
No. It was a tyloo sticker from Boston 2018. When they got taken out of the sticker capsule and replaced. I bought it at the start of the spike for $2 and listed it for $12 and he bought it
2022-09-21 20:06
noone cars
2022-09-21 05:19
nice
2022-09-21 05:23
#42
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Brazil high_fall1
respect
2022-09-21 05:33
Old player club
2022-09-21 06:00
#45
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China RADNIKEY
Why of all teams this one
2022-09-21 06:07
#48
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Brazil hugoooo
Niceee, gl!
2022-09-21 07:13
@DAILY_OPLANO_THREAD
2022-09-21 08:22
Good luck
2022-09-21 08:47
''MATA ELES ZELAO'' !!! HOPE YOU CAN HELP O PLANO TO GO TO RIO MAJOR
2022-09-21 09:10
probably not enough to change them from being just another mediocre brazilian team
2022-09-21 11:22
another team to ruin:)
2022-09-21 11:52
They will never understand what CS means to us Brazilians. The guy had a very deadly heart attack and will still try to help his friends get to the Rio Major. What a legend. Kill them big zews!
2022-09-21 12:02
didn't know he was retired lmao
2022-09-21 12:43
1 reply
#70
clowN | 
Other w0rId
same
2022-09-21 15:32
#69
clowN | 
Other w0rId
finally
2022-09-21 15:03
He needs his retirement o plano
2022-09-21 16:56
Zews god coach 4 ever
2022-09-21 17:05
MATA ELES ZELÃO! I'm really happy to see you back! Good luck, Zelao!
2022-09-21 17:10
#79
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Finland Kashmiir
Zews to stand in
2022-09-21 19:04
Wow, It seems the crypto scam did not work
2022-09-21 20:30
Gigachad zews is back!
2022-09-22 06:22
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