Coldzera Almost Quit CS:GO Early In His Career

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Coldzera Might Not Have Been a Two Time CS:GO Major Champion if Not for TACO

Coldzera nearly quit CS:GO very early in his career.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Highlights
TACO reveals how coldzera was about to quit CS:GO for League of Legends early in his career.
TACO was able to convince coldzera otherwise and a few years later they won two consecutive CS:GO Majors.
Both of them are currently teammates under 00 Nation and will be competing at the IEM Rio Major 2022.

There are a lot of untold stories in CS:GO that get unraveled with time. One such story was recently revealed by Epitácio "TACO" de Melo about his teammate Marcelo "coldzera" David. This anecdote featured in the ESL documentary titled Desistir Jamais surprised many across the CS:GO community.

TACO shared that there was a time very early in his career when coldzera was contemplating quitting as a professional CS:GO player to try his hand at League of Legends.

Luckily for the two-time Major champion, TACO was able to talk him out of that decision and convinced him to continue with his CS:GO career instead.

TACO reveals that coldzera was about to leave CS:GO for LoL early in his career

About a year or two after coldzera started competing as a professional CS:GO player, there was a time when he thought about quitting the FPS title to try his shot at League of Legends professionally.

During this time, he was competing for a Brazilian team called Dexterity alongside his current teammate TACO, who was a few years senior to him at that point in time. TACO revealed how he talked coldzera out of his decision to switch over to League of Legends.

In an interview with ESL that was featured in its CS:GO documentary: Desistir Jamais, TACO mentioned, "I remember one time when he (coldzera) decided to not play CS:GO anymore and he was playing League of Legends. He had a high rank [but] wasn’t great. I remember I convinced him on stream, talking to him and saying ‘cold, you need to come back. Don’t do that, come back to our team, and let’s do good things together [in CS:GO].'”

Note: The related segment starts from 15:06 onwards.

This was a clutch save in real life by TACO and coldzera should definitely thank his stars that he found the right guidance from his teammate. Otherwise, he would not have become a two-time Major champion in CS:GO. Chances are that Brazil would perhaps not have gotten to where it is today without his contributions.

Following his decision to stay and compete in CS:GO, coldzera and TACO reunited with each other under the banner of Luminosity Gaming, where they were joined by Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, Fernando "fer" Alvarenga, and Lincoln "fnx" Lau.

This quintet won two consecutive Major tournaments - MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016 and ESL One: Cologne 2016, bringing glory to Brazil and stamping its presence on a global level as a competitive region to look out for.


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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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