Marcelo David 
SK Gaming
Falls short against NiP
April 18, 2018
coldzera went 18/21 in SK Gaming's 16-13 loss against Ninjas in Pyjamas at DreamHack Marseille.
coldzera wasn't his normal, explosive self at any point in this series against NiP to open up DreamHack Marseille. Without their normal star doing much in the first half, they opened up in a 6-1 deficit early on. He did find a few double kills late in the half to finish with an 8-7 lead, but then he faded once again in the second half. He'll need to put up a much better performance in their next game or risk being bounced from the tournament early.
Adds another trophy
December 10, 2017
coldzera finished Sunday with a 78/67 KD in the 3-1 win over FaZe Clan in the grand finals of ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals.
A slow start on Inferno quickly turned around as coldzera contributed to five in a row to even the score 6-6. Although coldzera couldn't finish the half with the lead and continued to struggle at the start of the second half. However, coldzera helped crank out a few rounds on force buys but it wasn't enough to claim the map. A smooth start on Overpass with the help of coldzera's 1-vs-1 win to hold down the 6-4 lead. Although FaZe took the first half lead, coldzera fought back in the second half with aggression to cause issues for FaZe, who couldn't respond to the 16-11 loss. A strong defensive showing on Mirage granted coldzera a 13-2 lead at the half as he also closed the door on FaZe's comeback in the second with a 1-vs-2 clutch on the A-bombsite to take the series 2-1 lead. coldzera started Train contributing to the combined five-kills in the early stages of the first half, but it was the Europeans to take the lead going into the second. Mappoint advantage, coldzera watched as FaZe forced overtime but his offense was too tough to tame with a 19-16 win to secure the title.
Eyes on the grand final
December 9, 2017
coldzera tallied a 34/21 KD on Saturday in a 2-0 sweep over Misfits in the semifinals of ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals.
coldzera finally got the defense rolling after moving past the pesky offense of Misfits with the late rotations and passive executes to break the Round 6 tie. From there, coldzera helped stop Misfits for a 10-5 lead at the half and continued to hound the defense of the North Americans in the second half. Winning six out of seven rounds in the second half, coldzera contributed an even 14/14 KD and 74.5 ADR in the 16-6 win. Map 2 on Overpass was all coldzera as he picked up many opening kills with the AWP to rake in the money and rounds for an impressive 16-1 win to advance into the grand finals.
Lights it up in win
December 5, 2017
coldzera walked away from SK Gaming's win over North on Day 1 of the ESL Pro League Finals with a 21/13 KD.
coldzera may not have had the most kills on the team, that honor went to fer this time around, he was still incredibly valuable to this team. His prowess, which included matching triple kills in Rounds 6 and 9, is what makes this SK team so dangerous in any given match. Teams can never be sure which players will pop off at what time. coldzera could come up with a big showing in one game while fer does it the next and the FalleN after that. There's also the chance that they all go off at the same time and then there's not much a team can do to stop them. SK looks to be in stride already and could have a nice time in Odense.
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.
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 in the grand finals of EPICENTER.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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