Born in 1990, Ivan Soukup grow up in the streets of Novigrad, Chernarus. School wasnt easy for Ivan and instead of trying to further his studies he started working at one of the local warehouses, carrying goods around the docks. Ivan did this for years, building up and reasonable amount of muscle doing it. During the civil war in 2009, Ivan signed up with the army, becoming a part of the 66th Mechanized Battalion, placed in Zelengorsk, Ivan found it hard having to move away from Novigrad, the place where he spent his whole life up to that point, but he quickly found peace in the small villages scattered around South Zagoria. During the initial outbreak Ivan lost contact with the rest of his battalion, he spent the last two weeks looking for them.