GuardiaN

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[e][h]Natus Vincere GuardiaN
Player Information
Name:
Ladislav Kovács
Birth:
July 9, 1991 (1991-07-09) (age 25)
Country:
Status:
Active
Role(s):
Alternate IDs:
GuardViaN, GuardiaN#Road2dIIVA, BOMBARDIAN
Links
History
Counter-Strike: Source:
2009-02-11 — 2010-07-14

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:

2012-09-06 — 2012-10-19
2012-10-19 — 2013-01-25
2013-01-25 — 2013-04-01
2013-04-?? — 2013-06-02
2013-06-02 — 2013-07-18
2013-12-09 — Present

Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács (born July 9, 1991) is a Slovakian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike 1.6 player. GuardiaN is one of the only players in the CS History to perform at a very high level in all 3 games (1.6, CS:S, CS:GO). He is known for his incredible handling of the AWP. His aggressive peeks, freedom in any given team and his deadly way to turn any bad situation into a good one has brought him through times where nobody thought he would ever win the round. Currently plays for team Natus Vincere as the AWPer.

Professional career[edit]

GuardiaN is one of the most vivid examples of a truly universal player. Before CS:GO came into the mix of the competitive gaming, the Slovak played both CS 1.6 and CS: Source professionally. He started playing CS over 10 years ago thanks to his brother who once bought a CD with some random shooter which was unfamiliar to most people at the time.

He fell in love with the game on day one, so he kept playing it day in and day out developing as a player. Just a little while later he already found himself a team and took part in his first LAN tournaments. Due to the low number of CS 1.6 events at his home soil, he decided to switch onto CS: Source. He had been playing for the ranks of Reason Gaming during two years. This led him to a lot of victories while playing CS:S. Despite having been offered a spot from a number of top European teams, GuardiaN switched back to CS 1.6 and got playing for such squads as IQFIGHTERS, DEFEATERS, Corecell, and SGC as well as defending the colors of his national team. In addition, he was frequently honored with a number of different awards (both as a team member and as a player).

GuardiaN moved onto CS:GO in the middle of 2012 before playing for myDGB, ePz, TCM-Gaming, 3DMAX and finally shining big in the Virtus.pro roster. He joined the ranks of Natus Vincere in December, 2013.

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse settings[1] (list of)
Mouse Effective DPI cm/360 in/360 DPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Zoom sens. Raw input? Polling rate
SteelSeries Kinzu 520 79.9 31.5 400 1.3 6/11 1.2 Off 500 Hz
No date of last update specified!
Hardware
Mouse Mousepad
SteelSeries Kinzu (Sudden Attack) ZOWIE by BenQ G-SR
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
BenQ XL2420T 120 Hz 800×600 Black bars
Keyboard Headset
HyperX Alloy FPS HyperX Cloud II
No date of last update specified!
Crosshair settings
Style Size Thickness Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
4 2 0.5 0 No No (0) Green (1) 200
Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.
cl_crosshairalpha 200; cl_crosshaircolor 1; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap 0; cl_crosshairsize 2; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 0.5; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2016-10-02 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL One: New York 2016 Natus Vincere 2 : 1 Virtus.pro $125,000
2016-04-17 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 Natus Vincere 0 : 2 Ninjas in Pyjamas $50,000
2016-04-03 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive MLG Major Championship: Columbus Natus Vincere 0 : 2 Luminosity Gaming $150,000
2016-03-18 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter Pit League Season 2 - Finals Natus Vincere 2 : 1 Astralis $40,000
2016-01-24 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DreamHack Leipzig 2016 Natus Vincere 2 : 0 Luminosity Gaming $50,000
2015-12-13 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL ESEA Pro League Season II - Finals Natus Vincere 2 : 3 Fnatic $60,000
2015-11-22 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Intel Extreme Masters X - San Jose Natus Vincere 2 : 0 Team SoloMid $56,250
2015-11-01 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 Natus Vincere 0 : 2 Team EnVyUs $50,000
2015-07-12 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Electronic Sports World Cup 2015 Natus Vincere 2 : 1 Cloud9 $30,000
2015-06-21 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive StarLadder StarSeries XIII Natus Vincere 3 : 1 Team EnVyUs $22,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Trivia[edit]

  • Became engaged to Foxglove on November 2nd, 2016 [2]
  • Due to his wrist injury, GuardiaN was forced to play on a mouse sensitivity about four times higher than his usual one during the grand final at MLG Columbus 2016.[3]
  • He was the MVP of DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015, where his team fell to Team EnVyUs in the grand finals.
  • Was voted the 10th best player of 2013 by HLTV.org.[4]
  • Was voted the 11th best player of 2014 by HLTV.org.[5]
  • Was voted the 2nd best player of 2015 by HLTV.org.[6]
  • Was voted the 17th best player of 2016 by HLTV.org.[7]
  • Learned the Russian language before joining Virtus.pro and replacing AdreN as the team consisted solely of Russian-speaking players.

Highlights[edit]

Counter-Strike: Source[edit]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2017[edit]

2016[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]