Marcelo “coldzera” David is one of the greatest Counter-Strike players Brazil has ever produced, but the now 28-year-old 00NATION player didn’t start off as an obvious prodigy. In fact, he wasn’t even the best among his own friends when he started to play the game. While he may not have had immediate, easy talent, what he did have was a work ethic nobody could match, which essentially took him all the way to the top echelons of Counter-Strike.
With his ascent came the rise of Brazilian Counter-Strike, and the SK Gaming era. Back-to-back Majors, an in-game graffiti to his name, and one of just three players ever to top HLTV’s Player Rankings in two years, there’s almost nothing coldzera hasn’t accomplished in Counter-Strike.
The 28-year-old Brazilian gave an interview to Pley.gg after the showmatch at IEM Rio Major, in which he, FalleN, fer, fnx, and TACO took down Swedish legends such as f0rest, friberg, GeT_RiGhT, and olofmeister. In our interview with coldzera, we talked with him about the showmatch, his team’s run at the Major, their upcoming events, and also what the future looks like for him in CS:GO. The 2x Major winner and 2x Major MVP revealed that he’s going to play CS:GO for at least another one or two years.
“You know, I’m getting old but I’m probably going to play one or two years more and just stop playing after that. I’m still going to try my best to keep grinding and play a lot of CS until then. Sometimes it’s very exhausting, for example at this tournament (IEM Rio Major) I was pretty exhausted and didn’t even touch CS for one week to play the Showmatch.”
Watch the full interview with coldzera right here: