GuardiaN

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Player Information
Name:
Ladislav Kovács
Birth:
July 9, 1991 (1991-07-09) (age 27)
Country:
Status:
Years Active (Player):
2008 – Present
Team:
Role:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$755,049
Alternate IDs:
GuardViaN, BOMBARDIAN, JohnCarry1
Links
History
Counter-Strike: Source:
2009-02-11 – 2010-07-14

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:

2012-08-28 – 2012-09-06
2012-09-06 – 2012-10-03
2012-10-03 – 2012-11-01
2012-11-01 – 2013-01-25
2013-01-25 – 2013-04-01
2013-04-?? – 2013-06-02
2013-06-02 – 2013-07-18
2013-12-09 – 2017-07-28
2017-07-28 – 2017-08-03
Natus Vincere (Inactive)
2017-08-03 – Present

Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács (born July 9, 1991) is a Slovakian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and a former Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike 1.6 player. He is currently playing for FaZe Clan. 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 situations where nobody thought he could ever win the round.

Professional career[edit]

GuardiaN is one of the most vivid examples of a truly universal player. Before the release of Global Offensive in 2012, the Slovak played both CS 1.6 and CS: Source professionally. He was first introduced into Counter-Strike by his brother, who bought a CD with a random FPS game on it, which was not well known 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 for two years. This led him to a lot of victories while playing CS:S. Despite being offered a spot from a number of top European teams, GuardiaN switched back to CS 1.6 and ended up playing for squads such 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. After a 4-year long tenure with Natus Vincere, he left the organisation in August 2017 and now plays for FaZe Clan as the AWPer, taking over from Aleksi "allu" Jalli - one of the most accomplished Finnish players in CS:GO.

Gear and Settings[edit]

Mouse Settings [1] (list of)
Advanced
MouseeDPIDPIPolling RateSensitivityZoomRaw InputPointer Speed
SteelSeries
Kinzu
520400500 Hz1.31.2Off6/11
Last updated on 2018-10-30 (204 days ago).
Mouse Settings [1] (list of) (calculate)
Simple
MouseCurvatureCircumferenceMouse SetupSensitivityZoomRaw.Pointer Speed
SteelSeries
Kinzu
686 MPI
0.45 deg/mm
31.5 in/rev
79.9 cm/rev
400 DPI
@ 500 Hz
1.31.2Off6/11 (×1)
Last updated on 2018-10-30 (204 days ago).
Hardware [1][2]
Mouse Mousepad
SteelSeries Kinzu SteelSeries QcK+
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
ZOWIE by BenQ XL2540 240 Hz 1680×1050 Black bars
Keyboard Headset
SteelSeries Apex M500 SteelSeries Arctis Pro
Last updated on 2018-10-30 (204 days ago).
Crosshair Settings (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
4 2 0.5 1 0 Yes (thickness 0) No (0) Green (1) 200
Last updated on 2017-06-19 (702 days ago).
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_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Type Tournament Team Result Prize
2019-04-13 A11st A2Major Offline BLAST Pro Series: Miami 2019 2 : 0 $125,000
2018-10-28 A11st A1Premier Offline EPICENTER 2018 2 : 0 $150,000
2018-06-17 A11st A1Premier Offline ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018 3 : 2 $100,000
2018-05-06 A11st A1Premier Offline Intel Extreme Masters XIII - Sydney 3 : 0 $100,000
2018-01-28 A22nd A1Premier Offline ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 1 : 2 $150,000
2017-12-17 A11st A1Premier Offline Esports Championship Series Season 4 - Finals 2 : 1 $250,000
2017-10-13 A11st A1Premier Offline ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 2 : 0 $500,000
2017-09-17 A11st A1Premier Offline ESL One: New York 2017 3 : 0 $125,000
2016-10-02 A11st A1Premier Offline ESL One: New York 2016 2 : 1 $125,000
2016-04-03 A22nd A1Premier Offline MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016 0 : 2 $150,000
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Trivia[edit]

  • Was ranked the 10th best player of 2013 by HLTV.org. [3]
  • Was ranked the 11th best player of 2014 by HLTV.org. [4]
  • Was ranked the 2nd best player of 2015 by HLTV.org. [5]
  • Was ranked the 17th best player of 2016 by HLTV.org. [6]
  • Was ranked the 9th best player of 2017 by HLTV.org. [7]
  • Was ranked the 11th best player of 2018 by HLTV.org. [8]
  • Was ranked 10th on Thorin's Top 10 CS:GO Players of 2018. [9]
  • Became engaged to Foxglove on November 2nd, 2016. [10] The couple were married on July 1st, 2017. [11][12]
  • 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.[13]
  • Can speak Slovak, Hungarian, English and Russian. He learned the latter before joining Virtus.pro in 2013 with help from Fox, whom was on the team at the time.
  • He is the joint second person in the world (the other one being his teammate olofmeister) to have been in a major final with two different teams. The first person was Daniil "Zeus" Teslenko with Natus Vincere and Gambit Esports.

Highlights[edit]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

Counter-Strike: Source[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2018[edit]

2017[edit]

2016[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]