Player Danylo Teslenko (Zeus) in CS: GO

The innate leadership trait of the Major 2017 champion has always been the most striking feature of his character. Zeus has had a long career that has allowed him to play for dozens of teams. Now Danylo shares his experience and teaches those who want to learn all the CS’s intricacies in his own online school.

NameDanylo Teslenko
Date of birth08.10.1988
Teamspro100,, Arbalet.UA, Natus Vincere, Gambit Gaming
RoleIn-game leader, Rifler (support)
Сurrent teamRetired
DisciplinesCS 1.6, CS:GO

Danylo Teslenko Biography

Daniil “Zeus” Teslenko spent twenty years in eSports, nine of which he gave to Natus Vincere. As a child, Zeus saved money intended on lunch to play in the computer club. His first CS teacher was a local gamer with the nickname Skillter. He would later become the coach of ICE, where Zeus also played for a while. In 2002, Daniil began to play professionally in CS 1.6 in the Arsenal team, which was considered the strongest in the CIS. In total, during his career, Zeus has played in almost four dozen teams.

Zeus’ config CS GO

This is the most popular Zeus’s config. He used such settings for important meetings.

Game launch options

The launch parameters of the Zeus are as follows:

-tickrate 128 -freq 144 -novid

Zeus’ CS GO crosshair settings

Zeus uses current crosshair CS GO settings:

  • cl_crosshairalpha “200”;
  • cl_crosshaircolor “1”;
  • cl_crosshaircolor_b “50”;
  • cl_crosshaircolor_r “250”;
  • cl_crosshaircolor_g “250”;
  • cl_crosshairdot “0”;
  • cl_crosshairgap “-2”;
  • cl_crosshairsize “4.5”;
  • cl_crosshairstyle “4”;
  • cl_crosshairusealpha “1”;
  • cl_crosshairthickness “1”;
  • cl_fixedcrosshairgap “-2”;
  • cl_crosshair_outline “0”;
  • cl_crosshair_outline_draw “1”;

This commands should be used in console.

Zeus’ CS GO graphics settings

Screen resolution: 1152 x 864 (4:3).

Refresh rate: 144 Hz.

Zeus’ tactics

For Zeus, CS GO has long been the main hobby in his life. Therefore, even though the basis of the tactics of the Ukrainian pro-gamer has always been the ability to receive and quickly analyze information, as well as the skills to shoot, throw grenades, and choose the right strategy, it was Zeus’s determination and his will to win, multiplied by the endurance and courage of the captain’s spirit, made many will fall in love with both Counter-Strike and Natus Vincere.

How many hours does Danylo Teslenko spend in CS: GO?

Unfortunately, the Zeus Steam account has restrictions on viewing his personal statistics. But there is no doubt that he has spent thousands of hours honing his shooting skills over the two decades of his career.

Zeus’ CS: GO training process

The videos published by the former pro gamer show that for Zeus, CS: GO is primarily about shooting, using grenades, and navigating maps. Therefore, you should not limit yourself to only the most popular of them, honing your own skills.


Danylo played in dozens of teams, including, pro100, Arbalet.UA, Gambit Esports, and, of course, Natus Vincere. At the same time, Zeus had only two really serious clubs – Natus Vincere (750 matches) and Gambit Esports (80 games).

How much did Zeus earn in his career?

For Zeus, salary has never played a major role. Nevertheless, he managed to earn a total of $ 785,000 from the prize money.

Personal life

For Zeus, CS: GO was everything for a long time. Fortunately, even after his esports career, he knows how to find the right landmarks in life. Now Danylo is devoting himself to raising his daughter Christina and building relationships with his girlfriend.

Interesting facts about Zeus

What is Zeus’ most inspiring achievement?

Danylo is the most mature pro gamer ever to win a Major (with Gambit at PGL Major Kraków 2017 – 29 years, 289 days).

What’s the most amazing Zeus achievement?

Zeus is one of only five players to have played in every Major in their career.

What is Zeus’ most unique achievement?

He is the only one of the captains who managed to bring two completely different teams to the final. And thus, he officially became the best in-game leader in the CIS.

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