Patrik "Zero" Žúdel is a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player from Slovakia and former Counter-Strike 1.6 player. He previously played as a support for HellRaisers, who he was previously playing for since January 2016, originally as a stand-in before being signed in April 2016. He went inactive in October 2017 and was released in December 2017.
Career before HellRaisers (2013 – January 2016)
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 Martin "STYKO" Styk, Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný and Richard "queztone" Strnátko. 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.  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.
HellRaisers (January 2016 - December 2017)
Zero would be recruited by the Ukrainian organization and previous major legends, HellRaisers. During this process, he would replace Andreas "znajder" Lindberg on the team he would rejoin his former teammates oskar and STYKO. At first, he was originally on the team as a stand-in for the first three months of playing and during this time, the most notable event was almost qualifying for MLG Columbus 2016. Other than that, Zero would help HellRaisers qualify for more LAN events, which HellRaisers were briefly absent from after first recruiting oskar and STYKO.
Shortly after the events of MLG Columbus 2016, Emil "kUcheR" Akhundov left the team and this resulted in Sergey "smike" Sklyarenko being tried out on the team, before former teammate queztone eventually joined as a stand-in. It was only a month after that Zero was signed by HellRaisers, though queztone wasn't as lucky and ended up being swapped out for former FlipSid3 Tactics player Vlаdуslаv "bondik" Nеchуроrchuk. This lineup would enjoy more success than before, but was still unable to qualify for a major despite being favoured to make it through after three previous failed attempts, even before Zero joined. This time round, it was for ESL One: Cologne 2016 where HellRaisers were on the horizon of qualifying but eventually lost 14-16 to OpTic Gaming before being washed out of the water by bondik's old team, FlipSid3 Tactics. It was after that event and DreamHack Open Summer 2016 where oskar went inactive and later moved to mousesports.
After HellRaisers' oskar era, they decided to try out former stand-in Sergey "smike" Sklyarenko again as the AWPer, his strongest role as opposed to being a rifler like before. There were also some slight role changes within this period as Johnta would take over the coach role from lmbt who later joined oskar's tracks. ANGE1 also later became the in-game leader again, one of his more known roles, mainly because of Valve deciding to change how coaches could communicate to their team at their tournaments and he was still able to frag effectively under the role. This change was a massive improvement compared to before, as this especially helped Zero but also DeadFox, who was later recruited in smike's place due to the language barrier in the team. With this lineup, HellRaisers were able to qualify for their first major in nearly two years: ELEAGUE Atlanta 2017 - upsetting favourites Cloud9 in the process.
Moving into the major, HellRaisers were completely wiped out with very weak games except for their game against cryptonites North (Ex-Team Dignitas). They would lose 7-16 to SK Gaming and mousesports before falling 15-19 to North who would later crawl through the rest of the elimination matches and make it to playoffs. The only notable results for Zero and his team were the semifinal placing at StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3, where they would upset North before falling to FaZe Clan, and DreamHack Open Tours 2017 where they would fall to G2 Esports' new superteam this time instead of Team Dignitas in the previous years' installment. After that, HellRaisers fell off and this also cost them their spot at the major, PGL Kraków 2017 where Zero & co. would fall to eventual major finalists Immortals - a team who had also struggled to qualify for majors but were able to after three previous failed attempts.
After the events of the major, Zero lost his teammate STYKO to mousesports, reuniting with oskar. He was later met by his new two-week older teammate, Özgür "woxic" Eker and Issa "ISSAA" Samir, the man from Jordan. bondik was benched in the process and was later loaned off to TyLoo. The team had been very unsteady, despite bringing in even more firepower to the table. It was at the point that HellRaisers had failed to qualify for the European Minor for the upcoming ELEAGUE Boston 2018 amongst other qualifiers. Zero decided to step down from HellRaisers in October 2017, citing that he lost his confidence in the team as one of the main reasons for going this path, he was replaced by Krijstan "FejtZ" Allsaar. Zero was released from HellRaisers on the 26th of December, becoming a free agent in the meantime.
Gear and settings
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|ZOWIE GEAR EC2||764||54.4||21.4||800||0.955||6/11||On|
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|ZOWIE GEAR EC2||ZOWIE GEAR G-SR|
|Monitor||Refresh rate||In-game resolution|
|BenQ XL2411T||144 Hz||1600×900|
|ROCCAT Ryos TKL PRO||SteelSeries Siberia V2 Frost|
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|2017-11-05||3rd||Major||StarLadder i-League Invitational #2||2 : 0||$15,000|
|2017-05-08||2nd||Major||DreamHack Open Tours 2017||0 : 2||$20,000|
|2017-04-09||3 - 4th||Premier||StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3||0 : 2||$25,000|
|2016-11-06||2nd||Major||Europe Minor Championship - Atlanta 2017||1 : 2||$15,000|
|2016-10-19||7 - 8th||Premier||EPICENTER 2016||0/2/1||Grp. S.||$15,000|
|2016-05-16||2nd||Major||DreamHack Tours 2016||1 : 2||$15,000|
|2016-05-07||1st||Major||ESEA Season 21: Premier Division - Europe Finals||2 : 0||$10,000|
|2016-04-30||3 - 4th||Premier||CEVO Pro League Season 9||0 : 3||$12,500|
|2016-03-26||1st||Major||Copenhagen Games 2016||2 : 0||$18,982.2|
|2016-01-31||1st||Major||Europe Minor Championship - Columbus 2016||2 : 1||$30,000|
|About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament|
- 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.
- 2016-01-31 | PGL Regional Minor Championship Europe by Striker of HLTV.org at