coldzera
Marcelo David 
Brazil
SK Gaming
Edges nV in double OT
November 14, 2017
coldzera went 36/29 on Tuesday in the 22-20 win over Team EnVyUs in Group A of IEM Oakland.
ANALYSIS
A 3-0 start to the series is what the doctor ordered but a swift comeback was something coldzera wasn't expecting. EnVyUs picked up the pace on the defense to hold off the aggressiveness, which shattered the economy of coldzera for a 4-3 deficit. In Round 8, coldzera tied the game up with an exploit in the drop to weaken the nV economy. The quick round win turned into a steady lead for coldzera and his team but nV remained close until SK took the lead 8-7 at the half. Going into the second, coldzera made it look easy getting the second pistol round but nV surprised with a force-buy in the following anti-eco round. With the game tied 9-9, coldzera finally held off the offense on the B-bombsite consecutively to regain strength in the economy. From there, the team picked up several rounds including cold's Round 26 quad kill to steal the round for a 14-12 lead. coldzera eventually earned map point advantage but nV rallied back to force the extra rounds. The overtime rounds were highly contested as both teams went neck-to-neck but it was coldzera to come out on top with a 22-20 win.
Monster win downs VP
October 30, 2017
coldzera tallied a massive 130/92 KD in SK Gaming's 3-2 win over Virtus.pro in the grand finals of EPICENTER.
ANALYSIS
coldzera gave exactly what you'd expect from them in all throughout this series on Sunday. He had some moments of slumping, much like the rest of his team, but he was still incredible once it was all said and done. To put his KD in perspective, he had the same amount of deaths as FalleN, but managed to connect on 27 more kills. That's the kind of raw efficiency that leads to wins. With coldzera playing at such a high level on a more consistent basis than we've seen all year in combination with the addition of boltz, SK is looking mighty dangerous once again.
Leads his team to the grand finals of EPICENTER
October 28, 2017
coldzera tallied a 56/36 KD in SK Gaming's win over Astralis in the semifinals of EPICENTER.
ANALYSIS
coldzera, to the surprise of pretty much no one, was the catalyst for this big win over Astralis on Saturday. He started off with a nice showing on Train that gave his team a 1-0 lead in this series. He and FalleN made some nice tag-team plays to get the team this map win, including their matching doubles in Round 8 to put the team up 6-2. Astralis made a bit of a comeback, but SK still got the 16-11 win. The second map, however, is where he really made his mark. He was all over the place all game long, finishing with a 35/19 KD in this comeback win. With their backs against the wall, it was coldzera who found a triple kill in Round 30 to force overtime. SK then dominated overtime for the 19-17 win.
Closes Game 1 in sweep
October 18, 2017
coldzera went 47/29 on Tuesday in a 2-0 win over Ghost Gaming in ESL Pro League Season 6.
ANALYSIS
coldzera would start the series with a quick 3-0 start on the defense of Inferno as Ghost would try to rally back with more rounds but would fall short to just one. coldzera would then hold off the A-bombsite for three rounds to take the 6-1 lead; however, Ghost would then rally back to cut the deficit to just two rounds. coldzera would then take the first half after picking up a few more rounds on the defensive hold and retake on the B-bombsite for the 9-6 lead. A contested second half didn't shake coldzera, as his offense would rip through the Ghost defense to take the lead 13-8 lead. Ghost would then put coldzera on his toes after winning four straight, but the offense proved to be too much for Ghost as coldzera would then close out Game 1 16-13, posting a team-leading 31/17 KD and 95.7 ADR. Game 2 coldzera would dominate the first half on defense to take a firm 11-4 lead on Cobblestone. In the second half, he would open up the B-bombsite early on to solidify the economy and the lead for a 16-6 series sweep.
Pure dominance in sweep
October 7, 2017
coldzera went 45/29 on Wednesday in a 2-0 sweep over Cloud9 in ESL Pro League Season 6.
ANALYSIS
coldzera ripped through the defense of Cloud9, who struggled to hold off SK for a dismal 13-2 score at the half. coldzera picked up multiple entry kills and post-plant holds to dominate the field early on. In the second half, coldzera struggled to hold off the offense of Cloud9 who pummeled the B-bombsite to pick up some rounds early on. With a broken SK economy, Cloud9 took the advantage over coldzera who gave up nine rounds in the second half before closing Game 1 on Cobblestone 16-11. In Game 2, coldzera rocked the offense of Cloud9 for a 3-0 lead on Mirage. However, Cloud9 picked up a 3-0 of their own to tie the game in Round 6 but coldzera came up huge in a Round 7 retake on the A-bombsite to take the lead. Not only did they break the lead, but they also broke Cloud9's economy to take the first half 10-5. Cloud9 picked up the first two rounds of the second half, but coldzera ripped through the defense to take the A-bombsite quite often too close out the series with a 16-9 win, posting a 23/11 KD and 79.6 ADR.
Can't bring a win in Game 1
October 6, 2017
coldzera posted a 45/29 KD in SK Gaming's 1-1 split against NRG Esports on Thursday in the ESL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
coldzera tried his best to get SK a win in the opening game of this series, but he didn't get the support needed from his teammates. He was a stellar 27/16 in the game, so you can't really put a ton of the blame on coldzera in this one. It makes it much odder that he then proceeded to have a worse performance in the second game that SK actually won. He wasn't necessarily bad, as he finished with an 18/13 KD, but it just goes to show that this team is so multi-faceted that coldzera doesn't have to dominate for this team to win.
Does enough for the win
September 30, 2017
coldzera put together a 60/53 KD in SK Gaming's win over Team Liquid on Saturday at the ELEAGUE Premier.
ANALYSIS
coldzera is usually the driving force of this team, but he was largely absent for significant portions of this series. He had pretty average showings in the first two games, finishing Game 1 with a 16/17 KD and Game 2 with a 13/11 KD. The final game is where he finally got some bang for his buck, however. While he didn't end up leading his team in kills, he had some very impactful rounds that completely flipped the game on its head. After the game ended up tied at 10 all, he had three straight rounds with triple kills that pushed them ahead to a 13-10 scoreline that ended up leading them to victory. The game had to be decided in overtime, but they got the win nonetheless.
Comes up just short against Liquid
September 16, 2017
coldzera posted an 85/54 in SK Gaming's 2-1 loss to Team Liquid in the semifinals of ESL New York.
ANALYSIS
coldzera had a pretty spacious backpack that all of SK jumped into at certain points in this series. This was no truer than in the first game where he posted a ridiculous 42/25 KD in what ended up as a 22-18 loss. He and jdm64 were battling back and forth all throughout this one until the North American side finally prevailed. He may have slowed down a bit in the final two games, but make no mistake, he was the driving force of this team. They won Game 2 handily but got tripped up a bit in the final frame. A little more help from his teammates throughout the match and SK may have walked away with the win here.
Smackdown in Game 2 for 2-0 sweep
September 3, 2017
coldzera went 35/29 on Day 3 of DreamHack Masters Malmo in a 2-0 SK Gaming win over Cloud9.
ANALYSIS
coldzera had a quiet first half on Train with a struggling offensive first half on one of their better maps. After winning the pistol, Cloud9 took over the lead forcing coldzera to play catch up. coldzera picked up a few entry kills but that was about it to finish the first half 9-6. The second half was all coldzera on the defense to crush Cloud9's hopes and dreams with a quad kill on the anti-eco to send his team to map point, taking Game 1 16-13. After a 3-0 start for Cloud9 on Cobblestone, coldzera cracked down on the offense to take over the B-bombsite split to overrun the first half 10-5. The second half had a contested start but a firm hold on both bombsites from Cloud9's offense claimed the series sweep 16-9.
Game 2 slump with series loss to North
September 2, 2017
coldzera posted a firm 56/51 KD on Day 2 of DreamHack Masters Malmo with a 2-1 loss to North.
ANALYSIS
coldzera ripped through the defense of North in Game 1 on Cobblestone with a hammering offensive side on the B-bombsite. He also turned a few rounds around on the quick rotation to the A-bombsite to further extend the lead of the first half 12-3. The second half was a bit of a slower start but coldzera's defense held off the B-bombsite push for a 16-5 win. In Game 2, coldzera had seen better performances on Train with a slow start on the defense. His A-bombsite was heavily taken down until in the later rounds to come back and even the score 8-7. However, the offense in the second half only won a single round for a tough 16-8 loss. The final game of the series came down to Inferno, with coldzera struggling to hold off the offense on the A-bombsite split and aggressive pushes into the B-bombsite for a 13-2 loss at the half. Despite the late comeback in the second half, it wasn't enough to close the series with a 16-11 Game 3 loss.
Elusiveness pays off
August 30, 2017
coldzera posted a 23/4 KD in SK Gaming's big win over B.O.O.T. on Day 1 of DreamHack Malmo.
ANALYSIS
It simply seemed as though coldzera had a forcefield around him during this entire series, as he only managed to die four times in the 18-round affair. During that time, he was easily picking up kills at every possible juncture. Whether it was on flanks, retakes, or anything in between, coldzera was doing it all for SK. With him playing so well after a few lackluster outings of late, SK looks poised to make a strong run here.
Rough showing in series split
August 25, 2017
coldzera struggled his way to a 31/36 KD in SK Gaming's 1-1 split with Immortals on Thursday in the ESL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
coldzera is normally a rock for his team and one the top slayers in the game, but he struggled pretty heavily throughout this series. In the first half of Game 1, he only put up a 7/11 KD. It looked as though he was simply trying too hard in certain situations, which left him coming up short time and again. After SK dropped that game 16-8, he was again off at the start of Game 2. He was looking off once again with a 3/14 in the first half before going off in the second half to the tune of a 15/3 KD in that half to push his team to a 16-12 win.
Sets pace with strong fragging
August 23, 2017
coldzera put up a 41/27 KD in SK Gaming's 1-1 series with Team Liquid in the ESL Pro League on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
coldzera, despite the slow start to the series, was really on it in the second game to bring home this win. As for the poor start, though, it looked as though SK had no answer whatsoever for the aggression of Liquid in Game 1. Maybe it was just some rust from not having played a meaningful game in five weeks, as they came on strong in the second half of the game despite the loss. That helped them really keep rolling into Cobblestone for Game 2. coldzera was his normal self once again in the game, pushing SK along with a 26/9 KD. They will surely want to have more Game 2 performances as the season goes on.
Best of the best in win over C9
July 9, 2017
coldzera put together a 76/45 KD on Sunday with a 3-0 win over Cloud9 in the grand final at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
coldzera punished Cloud9 early, including his Round 2 quad kill to win the force buy on Cobblestone before taking the first half 10-5. A little shakiness in the second half didn't phase him as he still rallied back with the team earning a team-leading 28/10 KD and 111.8 ADR in the 16-9 win. In Game 2, coldzera had a slow first half on the defense on Train as Cloud9 threw a lot at once and was too overwhelming until the late rounds where coldzera came alive to hold off C9 by winning his duels to make it 10-5 at the half. The second half was all SK as coldzera helped rally against the Cloud9 defense to win 11 rounds, including his triple kill on the A-bombsite to send Train to map point, resulting in a 16-12 win. Game 3 coldzera took another brutal first half thrashing despite winning the pistol for the offense, but came back late in the half for a 10-5 deficit at the half. However, the second half was highly contested as coldzera fought back by winning trades and collecting rounds for the 16-14 series sweep.
Early dominance in 2-0 sweep over FaZe
July 9, 2017
coldzera had a blitzing 48/29 KD in the semifinal win over FaZe Clan at ESL Cologne on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
coldzera was part of the four round streak to start Overpass on the defense thinning out the offense to hold off the A and B-bombsite. coldzera continued to dominate and only allowed two rounds against for the 13-2 lead at the half, including his Round 11 triple kill on the A-bombsite hold. The second half was still pure dominance as FaZe still won two rounds, but coldzera was too much on the offense and overran the bomb sites with entries for the 16-4 Game 1 win, posting a team-leading 22/8 KD and 112.0 ADR. coldzera was red hot on the offense in Game 2, as he breezed through the FaZe defense for a 3-0 start. However, FaZe fought back and coldzera was contested, but not put down as he excelled to a 9-6 lead at the half. The second half was a toss up as colderza found himself struggled when the economy was low, which allows FaZe to force overtime. However, the extras rounds allowed some wiggle room for him to take Cache 19-16, earning a 26/21 KD and 78.4 ADR.