His name is Ivan Horvat, he was born in 1990, which makes him 26. Born in Zagreb, Croatia. He had a very good childhood. His dad teached him how to hunt and fish, when he was 18 he started hunting big game, which led him to make a hunting society.
In 2014 they had a tournament in chernarus, so they packed their bags and left. They were hunting in the woods close to Myshkino and Zelenegorsk when they suddenly heard screams from the towns. Nobody knew what was going on so they went back to the town, and on the entrance everyone and their mother was trying to get out the city. They had no clue what was going on and they decided to drive away, but unfortunately they got hit not far away and not a lot of the crew survived only him and 2 other friends, Svemirko and Marko. Marko ran to the forest because he got scared and ran for his life. They did not see him after that. They had to make a run to the woods because they saw people running there. They had a pretty good run in the woods until they spotted something, a creature, looks like a man but doesn't act like one. That was indeed the first encounter with an infected. They at that point had a pretty good idea of whats going on.
After quite a while his friend Svemirko got sick, and he tried to get some meds, but it didn't help him. He passed away. Now its almost 2 years now and with his friend dead, he has nothing else to do than go and see whats left of the world and its people.