Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovacs is a 25-year-old professional cyber athlete hailing from Bratislava, Slovakia. His strong background in Counter-Strike has made him known for his incredible awp skills while competing for Faze Clan. Kovacs is one of those players who gives his best, fighting hard up to the very last minute to win the round with perseverance and keeping his cool in tournaments.
Ever since he was young, Ladislav liked competition, playing football to think strategically, never give up and to communicate with his team. In his free time, he plays other computer games with his brother and friends, watching a good film or tv series or a dinner with his fiancé. Kovacs loves Asian cuisine and would like to visit China to see The Great Wall, The forbidden city in Beijing and Mongolia.
Where it all began:
Ladislav started playing Counter-Strike when he was 8-years-old, all thanks to his brother who introduced him to video games. Kovacs always liked the idea of competitive gaming and started playing other versions like CS 1.6 and CS: Source to develop his abilities and become a professional.
Guardian switched to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in September 2012 competing for eternal Playerz. He made his debut while with Virtus.Pro, performing his best playstyle that impressed Natus Vincere and eventually they signed him on. His dreamteam would consist of pro players like Get_RiGhT, Forest, Guardian, Neo, Snax. In future, He wants to bring the CS: GO scene to Slovakia and form his own team.
Faze Clan is an American esports association that was established in 2010, widely known for their Call of Duty team. The company supports teams in CS: GO, Overwatch and CoD.
The current Faze Clan CS: GO roster consists of Rain, kioShiMa, Karrigan, NiKo and GuardiaN. All players are dedicated towards one goal to win prestigious matches like the IEM World Championship.
Some of the latest Counter-Strike tournaments with Natus Vincere include the DreamHack Tours 2017, Eleague Major 2017, IEM XI Oakland, EPICENTER 2016 and many more.
Through the CSGO tournaments in 2015, GuardiaN was voted the second best player of 2015 and 17th best player in 2016 by HLTV.org.
Guardian’s most memorable tournament was ESL One New York while playing for NaVi. The team managed to reach the grand finals against Virtus.Pro, beating them with a record 2:1, claiming the prize of $125K.
While with NaVi, the largest win was at the MLG Major Championship Colombus. The CS: GO team played against Luminosity in the semi-finals, to finish in second place, proudly claiming their highest reward of $150K.