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Player Information
Ladislav Kovács
July 9, 1991 (1991-07-09) (age 27)
Years Active (Player):
2008 – Present
Approx. Total Winnings:
Alternate IDs:
GuardViaN, BOMBARDIAN, JohnCarry1
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 – 2017-08-03
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 times where nobody thought he would 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 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 for 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 colours of his national team. In addition, he was frequently honoured 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 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)
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
Last updated on 2018-10-30 (43 days ago).
Hardware [1]
Mouse Mousepad
SteelSeries Kinzu SteelSeries QcK+
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
ZOWIE by BenQ XL2540 240 Hz 800×600 Black bars
Keyboard Headset
SteelSeries Apex M500 SteelSeries Arctis Pro
Last updated on 2018-10-30 (43 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 (541 days ago).
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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;


Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2018-10-28 A11st A1Premier EPICENTER 2018 2 : 0 $150,000
2018-06-17 A11st A1Premier ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018 3 : 2 $100,000
2018-05-06 A11st A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters XIII - Sydney 3 : 0 $100,000
2018-01-28 A22nd A1Premier ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 1 : 2 $150,000
2017-12-17 A11st A1Premier Esports Championship Series Season 4 - Finals 2 : 1 $250,000
2017-10-13 A11st A1Premier ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 2 : 0 $500,000
2017-09-17 A11st A1Premier ESL One: New York 2017 3 : 0 $125,000
2016-10-02 A11st A1Premier ESL One: New York 2016 2 : 1 $125,000
2016-04-03 A22nd A1Premier MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016 0 : 2 $150,000
2015-11-22 A11st A1Premier 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[2]
  • Was voted the 11th best player of 2014 by[3]
  • Was voted the 2nd best player of 2015 by[4]
  • Was voted the 17th best player of 2016 by[5]
  • Was voted the 9th best player of 2017 by[6]
  • Became engaged to Foxglove on November 2nd, 2016. [7] The couple were married on July 1st, 2017. [8][9]
  • 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.[10]
  • Can speak Slovak, Hungarian, English and Russian. He learned the latter before joining 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[edit]

Counter-Strike: Source[edit]