coldzera - biography, career and interesting facts
The Brazilian legend
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Marcelo "coldzera" David is a Brazilian CS:GO player who since 2012. Beginning with the end of 2019, the current 26-year-old is playing in the active lineup at FaZe Clan . Coldzera is one of the most experienced and best players in the world, winning two Major tournaments as well as numerous individual awards.
Marcelo had his most successful time in 2016 and within the Brazilian rosters of Luminosity Gaming and SK Gaming. Since his move to FaZe Clan and an international roster, things haven't gone quite right for the Brazilian. His total prize money is estimated to be around $1 million USD.
Coldzera uses his social media very actively. While he posts all CS:GO-relevant news on Twitter, he likes to show himself privately and with his friends/teammates on Instagram. Facebook is used by the Brazilian, like most of his colleagues, rather inactively, but he does new posts every now and then. In 2020, Marcelo also actively uploaded videos to his Youtube channel. Livestreams on his Twitch channel are quite rare.
coldzera - Career
Coldzera started his active career in 2012 and in his first two years he switched between numerous teams and organizations. In 2014, he was playing for team "Dexterity" in C-tier tournaments with many of today's top players. His first bigger organization was Luminosity Gaming, which he signed with in 2015 and was under contract for about a year.
After the lineup's contract with the North American organization expired, the entire team moved to SK Gaming, where Marcelo spent the next two years of his career. In 2016 and 2017, the lineup then consisting of FalleN, fer, fnx and TACO was the measure of the game and coldzera one of the best individual players around the world.
Marcelo's time at SK Gaming, and at the same time probably the most successful period of his career, came to an end in 2018 and with his move to MIBR. The then newly founded organization of the Immortals Gaming Club took over the entire, already somewhat changed, lineup of SK Gaming. However, coldzera was never truly happy under the new organization. After about a year, which was characterized by numerous lineup changes, he resigned independently from the active team. A short time later, Marcelo moved to FaZe Clan.
Since Sept. 25, 2019, the Brazilian played in one of the mechanically strongest teams in history, but could not really record any big tournament successes during this time. The lineup did not manage a single S-tier success until today. (As of Jan. 2021)
coldzera - Achievements
His first participation in an S-Tier event was a while ago, in 2015 he took part in the ESL One: Cologne and thus also his first major tournament. In his career, eight more participations should follow until today. With victories at the MLG Columbus and ESL One: Cologne Major, the Brazilian managed a total of two victories at Major tournaments in his career. Both of those were in 2016.
In addition to the two biggest successes of his career with prize money of 500,000 USD each, he won several big tournaments especially during his time at SK Gaming. The EPICENTER 2017 and the ESL Pro League Season 6 are especially worth mentioning.
Coldzera has already won unbelievable 12 S-Tier events in his career. In addition to the great team successes, the Brazilian stands out with individual awards. In 2016 and 2017, Marcelo was named best player of the year by HLTV and also received impressive eight MVP awards at big tournaments during that time. It was in situations like the MLG Columbus Major against Liquid , where coldzera hit a jumping colleteral on Mirage at 09:15, that Marcelo became a legend and played his way into the hearts of CS:GO fans around the world.