Zero

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Zero at ELEAGUE Major 2017.jpeg
Player Information
Name:
Patrik Žúdel
Birth:
September 16, 1998 (1998-09-16) (age 18)
Country:
Status:
Team:
Role(s):
Approx. Total Winnings:
$47,204
Alternate IDs:
zeRo, Senpai Zero, Zero MEOW
Links
History
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:
2013-??-?? – 201?-??-??
2014-??-?? – 2014-??-??
2014-09-12 – 2015-08-01
2015-08-01 – 2015-09-25
2015-09-25 – 2015-10-13
2015-11-?? – 2016-01-01
2016-01-08 – 2016-04-10
HellRaisers  (Stand-in)
2016-04-10 – Present

Patrik "Zero" Žúdel is a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player from Slovakia and former Counter-Strike 1.6 player. He is currently a rifler for HellRaisers, and has been a part of the team ever since January 2016, originally as a stand-in. He was later signed to the team on a permanent basis in April 2016.

Professional Career[edit]

Career before HellRaisers (2013 – January 2016)[edit]

Zero formerly came from the Czech-Slovakian Counter-Strike 1.6 scene, though he was not at all notable until 2013 when he had joined his first big team, FU.sk and later down the line, eSuba. Throughout his time, he has been known to be a player with very good aim but also great clutch ability. Zero did not receive much attention however, until he was offered to join nEophyte in September of 2014, which would later feature much more notable names such as STYKO, oskar and queztone. Zero was partially known during his time under the nEophyte banner as the team's in-game leader during the later days and up until his team was picked up by Fraternitas, however his team's stay under the organization in particular did not last very long.

After his Fraternitas team parted ways with the organization followed by teammates STYKO and oskar leaving for HellRaisers, he announced on the 13th of October 2015 that he would not follow the rest of his former squad to nEophyte and would instead rather focus on getting better individually for the time being until a new opportunity offers itself. [1] He was later picked up by Hungarian team, Revolte!, which he would pick up a few smaller achievements along the road with, including a victory at ESL South East Europe Championship Season 2 over the Bulgarian powerhouse, E-Frag.net Esports Club. At the end of 2015, Revolte! were picked up by GameAgents but Zero did not join them and instead, Arnold "NEY" Kiss would take over his place.

Early HellRaisers days (January 2016 – April 2016)[edit]

At the beginning of 2016, HellRaisers had lost their fifth, Andreas "schneider" Lindberg to Markus "pronax" Wallsten's new team, Team Ancient. The Ukrainian organization had only a few hours to decide on a free agent, either a new CIS talent or another European player - as this would determine which regional minor they would have to play at for MLG Columbus 2016. HellRaisers decided to take on Zero as a stand-in and their fifth, to reunite with nEophyte and Fraternitas teammates, oskar and STYKO - which would result in the team playing to qualify for the European Minor.

The team had played in the first qualifier and the fourth qualifier, HellRaisers were stopped in the first qualifier by up and coming Scandinavian team, Cringe Gods consisting of draken, REZ and rezex. They would later redeem themselves by qualifying after the last qualifier, taking down MinLate, a team which consisted of François "AmaNEk" Delauney and David "devoduvek" Dobrosavljevic. Additionally, qualifying for the European Minor would also mark HellRaisers returning to LAN after not appearing at a LAN tournament for several months, the last notable event being at DreamHack Stockholm 2015 back in September that year.

Moving into the European Minor, Zero's team would be allocated to Group B, consisting of Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz's PixelFire Gaming, as well as DenDD and Lemondogs. HellRaisers would 2-0 the group, despite very shaky games. Even though Zero had a very shaky first game against Lemondogs, he would make up for his poor performance in the Winners' game against PixelFire Gaming, where Zero would be the top player on his team in the series. Moving into the semifinals of the minor, guaranteeing a spot in the Last Chance qualifier, they would face the German-Benelux PENTA Sports which they would convincingly take the series 2-1, to advance to the grand finals where they would later face E-Frag.net Esports Club. Despite shaky performance coming from Zero, again, they would clinch the victory and qualify for the main qualifier.

Onto the offline qualifier, Zero's team would place in Group B again, consisting this time of Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's mousesports and Spencer "Hiko" Martin's Team Liquid, using Eric "adreN" Hoag as a stand-in as well as Team YP, the temporary Russian-Ukrainian-Polish mixture. To start things off HellRaisers would take their first game against Liquid winning 22-20, again, Zero's individual performance being shaky however. Moving into the Winners' match against mousesports, Zero began to perform better but not well enough to win and qualify for the major with a 2-0 group. Following Liquid's victory against YP, HellRaisers would play against Liquid in a Best-of-Three decider to decide the 2nd place seed. They would lose Cache, where the whole team would have a lackluster performance, but HellRaisers would win Overpass (by far one of the team's best maps at the time), however Zero would still prevail from a poor individual performance. The deciding map would be Dust 2, where HellRaisers would be at 13-7 but ultimately choked towards the end losing 14-16 with Liquid qualifying for the major.

Signing with HellRaisers (March 2016 – July 2016)[edit]

After a short while in HellRaisers, his performance would start to catch on up with the rest of his teammates, as well as fellow stand-in Richard "queztone" Strnatko (also formerly of nEophyte and Fraternitas)). These notable performances would begin to roll on in at Copenhagen Games 2016 which happened at the end of March, also being the first and only LAN with queztone under the HR banner. HellRaisers would make it out of the group stage 2-0 with easy games against Space Soldiers and Iwku Gaming where Zero would be seen enjoying top performances unlike the usual performers in the team. When the playoffs came, he would not be the best performer on the team but the entire team would perform very well as a whole, defeating Team Preparation 2-1, Publiclir.se 2-0 and E-Frag.net Esports Club, using usual fifth Simeon "dream3r" Ganev at this tournament, also a 2-0 despite a triple overtime on the first map.

Not long after Copenhagen Games, on April the 10th - Zero was offered to sign a permanent contract to relinquish himself from his stand-in position to join HellRaisers as a full-time player. Shortly after, queztone was released and Vladyslav "bondik" Nеchуроrchuk would be poached from FlipSid3 Tactics as a replacement. Despite signing on bondik, queztone would return to one more LAN with them, being the LAN finals for ESEA Season 21 Premier. Before the ESEA Season 21 Premier finals happened, HellRaisers were allowed the opportunity to play around with bondik at one of their first premier events in a long time, being CEVO Gfinity Pro-League Season 9 Finals. Individually for the Slovakian player, he would be the worst performing player in both of the series' played against OpTic Gaming and Virtus.pro but the whole team performed as best as they could across all five maps played, scoring 2-0 in groups. In the semifinals, they would face SK where they would lose 0-3 in the Best-of-Five series, although Zero unusually placed second in the team rating for the series. However for the ESEA LAN, they would have a better placing, defeating Mortal Kombat (ex-[[E-Frag.net Esports Club) 2-1 in the semifinals and beating PENTA Sports 2-0 in the grand finals. Zero did not have many notable performances except for the first map against Mortal Kombat where he would be the 2nd best performer on the team. With the victory at this ESEA LAN, HellRaisers would qualify for ESL Pro League, which they were previously a part of before Zero's addition to the team.

Ahead of time, the European Minor for ESL One: Cologne 2016 at DreamHack Tours 2016 would be coming up. HellRaisers were luckily invited into the closed qualifier which they would have a very easy 2-0 against Metapods (formerly of Torpedo Gaming), following a very good performance from Zero himself in the first map and a mediocre performance on the second map despite being very short games. They would later face Team AGG (previously playing under the Vexed Gaming banner) and win the game 2-1 following a huge performance from Zero in the deciding map yet again, also resulting in the team qualifying for DreamHack Tours.

Going into DreamHack Tours, Zero & Co. would be placed into Group B alongside Aleksi "allu" Jalli's ENCE eSports, pronax's GODSENT and Lounge Gaming. The opener would be against Lounge which HellRaisers would win 16-10 following a big performance from the Slovakian himself. The team would later proceed to face ENCE which they would also beat following a big carry performance from bondik. Zero would later face Team Orbit (the new organization of Mortal Kombat), but would lose 0-2 with a not so good performance from Zero again. They would later go flying through the lower bracket and into the grand finals to face off against Team Dignitas defeating ENCE eSports again in 2-0 fashion and then Team Orbit 2-1 following mediocre performances from Zero. Moving towards the finals against Dignitas, the team's cryptonite, they would ultimately lose 1-2 only winning the first map and Zero with yet another poor performance. Despite losing in the grand final, both finalists were granted a spot at the offline qualifier of the upcoming major yet again.

Making it into ESL One: Cologne 2016's offline qualifier. HellRaisers amongst other teams were brought into a swiss group for the first time. Their first matchup would be against Arya "arya" Hekmat's Splyce which HellRaisers would win 16-9, the second matchup would be against G2 Esports which they would lose 8-16, giving the team a 1-1 record. HellRaisers would later win their third matchup 16-10 against Team Dignitas, the cryptonite. After that, they would lose their last two games, 14-16 against OpTic Gaming and 9-16 against FlipSid3 Tactics, despite Zero having a good performance. With a 2-3 record in the qualifier, Zero & co. would fail to qualify for another major.

Shortly after, came DreamHack Summer 2016 which was a very lacklustre performance again coming from all players before the player break. The team would bomb out against GODSENT 7-16 and then 0-2 against Epsilon eSports (the core formerly coming from Cringe Gods). Not long after, Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný, the star player of HellRaisers would depart from the lineup moving over to mousesports and a new replacement would be deemed to arrive soon.

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse settings[2] (list of)
Mouse Effective DPI cm/360 in/360 DPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Raw input?
ZOWIE GEAR EC2 764 54.4 21.4 800 0.955 6/11 On
No date of last update specified!
Hardware
Mouse Mousepad
Zowie gear-icon.png ZOWIE GEAR EC2 Zowie gear-icon.png ZOWIE GEAR G-SR
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution
Benq-icon.png BenQ XL2411T 144 Hz 1600×900
Keyboard Headset
Roccat-icon.png ROCCAT Ryos TKL PRO Steelseries-icon.png SteelSeries Siberia V2 Frost
No date of last update specified!
Crosshair settings (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
4 4.5 1.5 1 0 Yes (thickness 0) No (0) Light blue (4) 255
No date of last update specified!
Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.
cl_crosshairalpha 255; cl_crosshaircolor 4; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap 0; cl_crosshairsize 4.5; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 1.5; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;

Career achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2017-07-23 A33 - 4th A2Major Csgo icon.png DreamHack Atlanta 2017 Hellraiserslogo std.png 1 : 2 Heroic 2017logo std.png $10,000
2017-05-08 A22nd A2Major Csgo icon.png DreamHack Tours 2017 Hellraiserslogo std.png 0 : 2 G2esplogo std.png $20,000
2017-04-09 A33 - 4th A1Premier Csgo icon.png StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 Hellraiserslogo std.png 0 : 2 FaZe Clanlogo std.png $25,000
2016-11-06 A22nd A2Major Csgo icon.png European Minor Championship - Atlanta 2017 Hellraiserslogo std.png 1 : 2 GODSENTlogo std.png $15,000
2016-10-19 A77 - 8th A1Premier Csgo icon.png EPICENTER 2016 Hellraiserslogo std.png 0/2/1 Grp. S. $15,000
2016-05-16 A22nd A2Major Csgo icon.png DreamHack Tours 2016 Hellraiserslogo std.png 1 : 2 Dignitaslogo std.png $15,000
2016-05-07 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png ESEA Season 21: Premier Division - Europe Finals Hellraiserslogo std.png 2 : 0 Pentalogo std.png $10,000
2016-04-30 A33 - 4th A1Premier Csgo icon.png CEVO Gfinity Pro-League Season 9 Hellraiserslogo std.png 0 : 3 Sklogo std.png $12,500
2016-03-26 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png Copenhagen Games 2016 Hellraiserslogo std.png 2 : 0 Efragesportslogo std.png $18,982.2
2016-01-31 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png European Minor Championship - Columbus 2016 Hellraiserslogo std.png 2 : 1 Efragesportslogo std.png $30,000
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Trivia[edit]

  • Previously had his own blog where you could find tutorials, photos etc, though this blog has not been available for a couple of months now.
  • Likes cats a lot.
  • He likes anime and his favourite anime is Food Wars.
  • Despite playing Counter-Strike 1.6 competitively, he also used to play Counter-Strike: Source for fun.

Highlights[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2016[edit]


References[edit]

  1. nEophyte revamp lineup, HLTV.org
  2. CS:GO Player Setups, docs.google.com