Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:
Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács (born July 9, 1991) is a Slovakian-born Hungarian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player, he is also 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 times where nobody thought he would ever win the round.
GuardiaN is one of the most vivid examples of a truly universal player. Before the release of Global Offensive was released 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 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. 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
|Mouse settings  (list of)|
|Mouse||Curvature||Circumference||Mouse Setup||Sensitivity||Zoom||Raw input||Pointer Speed||eDPI|
@ 500 Hz
|Last updated on 2017-06-19 (399 days ago).|
|SteelSeries Kinzu v1||SteelSeries QcK+|
|Monitor||Refresh rate||In-game resolution||Scaling|
|ZOWIE by BenQ XL2540||240 Hz||800×600||Black bars|
|Xtrfy K2-RGB (White)||SteelSeries Arctis Pro|
|Last updated on 2018-02-24 (149 days ago).|
|Crosshair settings  (list of)|
||Yes (thickness 0)||No (
|Last updated on 2017-06-19 (399 days ago).|
|Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.|
|2018-06-17||1st||Premier||ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018||3 : 2||$100,000|
|2018-05-06||1st||Premier||Intel Extreme Masters XIII - Sydney||3 : 0||$100,000|
|2018-03-04||2nd||Premier||Intel Extreme Masters XII - World Championship||2 : 3||$100,000|
|2018-01-28||2nd||Premier||ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018||1 : 2||$150,000|
|2017-12-17||1st||Premier||Esports Championship Series Season 4 - Finals||2 : 1||$250,000|
|2017-10-13||1st||Premier||ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017||2 : 0||$500,000|
|2017-09-17||1st||Premier||ESL One: New York 2017||3 : 0||$125,000|
|2016-10-02||1st||Premier||ESL One: New York 2016||2 : 1||$125,000|
|2016-04-03||2nd||Premier||MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016||0 : 2||$150,000|
|2015-11-22||1st||Premier||Intel Extreme Masters X - San Jose||2 : 0||$56,250|
|About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament|
- Was voted the 10th best player of 2013 by HLTV.org.
- Was voted the 11th best player of 2014 by HLTV.org.
- Was voted the 2nd best player of 2015 by HLTV.org.
- Was voted the 17th best player of 2016 by HLTV.org.
- Was voted the 9th best player of 2017 by HLTV.org.
- Became engaged to Foxglove on November 2nd, 2016.  The couple were married on July 1st, 2017. 
- 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.
- His family is Hungarian but he was born in Slovakia.
- 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 ever been in a major finals with two different teams, the first person was Daniil "Zeus" Teslenko with Natus Vincere and Gambit Esports.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- 2017-12-16 | STYKO" Styk of mousesports at ECS Season 4 Finals by Martin "
- 2017-11-07 | Thorin" Shields by Duncan "
- 2017-10-12 | Professeur" Burazin of HLTV.org at ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 by Zvonimir "
- 2017-03-10 | Launders of Yahoo Esports at IEM Katowice 2017 by
- 2017-01-25 | Striker" Švejda of HLTV.org at ELEAGUE Major 2017 by Milan "
- 2016-07-06 | Striker" Švejda of HLTV.org at ESL One Cologne 2016 by Milan "
- 2016-01-24 | Striker" Švejda of HLTV.org at DreamHack Leipzig 2016 by Milan "
- 2016-01-23 | Striker" Švejda of HLTV.org at DreamHack Leipzig 2016 by Milan "
- 2015-11-22 | stich" Malachowski of HLTV.org at Intel Extreme Masters Season X San Jose by Michal "
- 2015-11-21 | stich" Malachowski of HLTV.org at Intel Extreme Masters Season X San Jose by Michal "
- 2015-10-31 | ESEA at DreamHack Cluj-Napoca by Jack Westerman of
- 2015-10-31 | Striker" Švejda of HLTV.org at DreamHack Cluj-Napoca by Milan "
- 2015-09-08 | ESL One: Cologne 2015 by Gamercrate at
- 2015-07-12 | by ceh9 of Na`Vi TV (trans. )
- 2015-03-10 | Striker" Švejda of HLTV.org by Milan "
- 2014-11-27 | Striker" Švejda of HLTV.org at DreamHack Winter 2014 by Milan "
- 2014-10-30 | Fragbite at Electronic Sports World Cup 2014 by André "rich" Åkerblom of
- 2014-10-30 | Striker" Švejda of HLTV.org at Electronic Sports World Cup 2014 by Milan "
- 2014-10-30 | Electronic Sports World Cup 2014 by Jack Westerman of ESEANEWS.com at
- 2014-07-07 | by DailyDot.com
- 2014-06-08 | lurppis" Kovanen of HLTV.org by Tomi "
- GuardiaN's Twitch Nightbot Commands
- Top 20 players of 2013: GuardiaN (10), HLTV.org
- Top 20 players of 2014: GuardiaN (11), HLTV.org
- Top 20 players of 2015: GuardiaN (2), HLTV.org
- Top 20 players of 2016: GuardiaN (17), HLTV.org
- Lucas "LucasAM" Aznar Miles (2018-01-10). "Top 20 players of 2017: GuardiaN (9)". HLTV.org.
- Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács (2016-11-02). "The love of my life said yes, get ready for wedding next year".
- Melania Mylioti. "Gina Twitch".
- Ladislav Kovács (2017-07-01). "We did it!! First selfie with my wonderful wife".
- Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács (2016-04-06). https://twitter.com/guardiancsgo/status/717617599782191104. Retrieved 2016-04-06.