Zero

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Player Information
Name:
Patrik Žúdel
Birth:
September 16, 1998 (1998-09-16) (age 20)
Country:
Status:
Role:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$58,003
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 – 2017-12-26
2018-02-06 – 2018-04-05

Patrik "Zero" Žúdel is a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player from Slovakia and former Counter-Strike 1.6 player. He most recently played for the Hungarian GameAgents.

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 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. [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.

HellRaisers (January 2016 - December 2017)[edit]

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 and 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 (Former 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' instalment. 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.

GameAgents (February 2018 - April 2018)[edit]

After two months of inactivity, Zero would make his return joining GameAgents alongside Swedish player Anders "pbD" Aidemark (who was recruited on a trail basis), before making way for eXtatus stand-in and fellow Slovakian Erik "The eLiVe" Sith. Zero would reunite with former teammate, Gábor "gabesson" Málovics and upcomers Ádám "koloRRR" Domoszlay and Fodor "fleav" Levente with gabesson acting as in-game leader. The only notable event this team had attended however was the V4 Future Sports Festival in Bucharest, Hungary. Zero and his team would play in Group A, alongside favourites FaZe Clan, his former team HellRaisers and upcomers Dark Tigers reigning from the Czech Republic. GameAgents would finish the tournament with a 5-6th placing with their only wins being against Dark Tigers, this would also result in them not making the playoffs. Shortly after, GameAgents decided to return to a fully Hungarian team and disposed Zero and The eLiVe of their services to return to their original lineup consisting of the existing Hungarian trio as well as, Viktor "flash" Bea and Kevin "Barcode" Bana.

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 EC2 ZOWIE GEAR G-SR
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution
BenQ XL2411T 144 Hz 1600×900
Keyboard Headset
ROCCAT Ryos TKL PRO 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
2018-03-23 A55 - 6th A2Major V4 Future Sports Festival - Budapest 2018 2/0/4 Grp. S. $30,895.17
2017-11-05 A33rd A2Major StarLadder i-League Invitational #2 2 : 0 $15,000
2017-05-08 A22nd A2Major DreamHack Open Tours 2017 0 : 2 $20,000
2017-04-09 A33rd - 4th A1Premier StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 0 : 2 $25,000
2016-11-06 A22nd A2Major Europe Minor Championship - Atlanta 2017 1 : 2 $15,000
2016-05-16 A22nd A2Major DreamHack Tours 2016 1 : 2 $15,000
2016-05-07 A11st A2Major ESEA Season 21: Premier Division - Europe Finals 2 : 0 $10,000
2016-04-30 A33rd - 4th A1Premier CEVO Pro League Season 9 0 : 3 $12,500
2016-03-26 A11st A2Major Copenhagen Games 2016 2 : 0 $18,982.2
2016-01-31 A11st A2Major Europe Minor Championship - Columbus 2016 2 : 1 $30,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Trivia[edit]

  • Previously had his own blog where you could find tutorials, photos etc, though this blog has since been out of service.
  • 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]

Interviews[edit]

2016[edit]


References[edit]

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