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Former CS:GO coach zews suffers heart attack, rushed to hospital

Former Brazilian professional CS:GO head coach Wilton “zews” Prado was rushed to the hospital on April 25 after suffering from a heart attack. zews was in his home country Brazil when the heart attack happened. He received medical attention from one of the country’s best hospitals.

The former Evil Geniuses (EG) head coach survived the heart attack. According to reports, he was recovering. zews tweeted about his condition and provided updates on April 26. Apparently, the doctors had performed two coronary angioplasty procedures on zews to clear an obstructed artery.

“Hopefully everything will be ok,” zews said on Twitter.

Despite having been on the sideline and away from CS:GO professional scene for almost a year now, the Brazilian is still considered one of the best head coaches to date. He received warm wishes for a swift recovery from fans, fellow coaches, and professional players, including Team Liquid’s Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski, Vitality’s head coach Danny “zonic” Sørensen, analyst Jacob “Pimp” Winneche, and Brazilian streamer Alexandre “Gaules” Borba.

zews’ CS:GO career

zews’ resume is extensive. He began his CS:GO career early on in 2012 with Insight eSports. However, prior to CS:GO, he was involved with YeaH! Gaming in 2007 for Counter-Strike: Source and three years back with the same team in Counter-Strike.

The 34-year-old’s most recent appearance in CS:GO professional was with EG from April 2020 to June 2021. Since then, he mostly spent his time creating his own content. He also holds an interest in NFTs.

His best career highlights came from his time with Luminosity Gaming (November 2015-July 2016) and SK Gaming (July 2016). The former coach successfully led both squads to sweep consecutive Majors victories in 2016 MLG Columbus and ESL One Cologne. At that time, his squads had a stellar grand finals performance, beating the likes of Natus Vincere and Liquid.

His next stop after SK Gaming was with Liquid (November 2016-December 2018), which happened to be zews’ first time coaching a non-Brazilian team. Despite not winning any big Majors title, the head coach and his squad posed a huge threat to Danish teams who were dominating the scene at that time, one of which is Astralis.

Coaching CS:GO

zews appeared to have himself fully occupied with anything but CS:GO professional scene. Other than content creation, the former head coach spent most of his time working on an NFT project for a Web3 Native brand, Flare MC.

After coaching EG in June 2021, zews got himself involved with the organization until the end of the year, mostly as a team executive.

zews’ CS:GO resume has not been expanding since. The former head coach spoke in an interview with Duncan “torine” Shield in October 2021 that he had little interest in coaching either CS:GO or VALORANT. Instead, he said he had his focus on content creation.

With seemingly no chance and interest to re-run his CS:GO esports career track, the legendary head coach might be staying on the sideline for some time as he had other interests in trying other things he likes.