Overrated according to some arguements, yea ofc, depends which "fair" parameters you keep in mind, for starting point: dont use 2001 eco-ace @ vs 4kings as comparison to his actual overall role as CS-player.
Obviously, for me, speccing HeatoN in a bl**dy DM (from 2005) is kinda working against the fairest picture to discribe his ultimate strenghts.
Fair enough he wasnt like the "madfragging" or whatever more modern top-player(s) and his gaming-style was definatly not forced beeing structured in such shape to be become this succesful champion-legend (he forever will be).
Career and his (5 on 5) leadingship - overrated ? .. nAt a lil single bit.
As for individual skill, especially his ak47-spray control was back in his prime days ranked up among the very bests (if not best) and in my opinion for that time he played a game with smart moves.
On the other hand i very much agree, ecpecially the todays IGL's need to have done their homework on a completly different level to place 1st in worldclass top-elite competitions, no f***ing doubt about that. :)
But daTs just natural - like many things in life, time changes and things develops, "even" Counter-Strike as we all clearly have noticed.
You can never look down at the achievements of goldmedal-winners of footballers World Cup back in like 1958, -62, -66, -70 etc etc, same with NIP and SK (CPL etc) .. and so on.
HeatoN was very good at those AK spray techniques when u did not even hear of CS, I don know those ppl who abased HeatoN in this thread were thinking. Try to watch HeatoN's AK 47 guide on youtube when it was about 10 years ago recorded, think about what were u doing with CS
LOL. This is a great example of how the skill within CS has increased enormously since 2005 or when ever this was recorded. The movement and aim are a lot more professionalized today. This type of gamestyle HeatoN is playing is way out of the league. It is cool to actually see some evidence that CS has progressed its scene of top players.
Nah he was already in pretty bad shape when he recorded this in 2005. His best years were 2001-2003 and short period in 2004 too but in late 2004 and after that he started to get rusty and he lagged after other top players when it comes to individual skill.
Oh, i still remember the time when people in general couldn't hit shit on DM, and you could've just run around killing 5 or 6 of them at a time. Nowadays everyone and their dog kills people with one-shots. So much for the fun.