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Top 20 players of 2015: Skadoodle (20)
Time: 2016-01-01 22:10
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham breaks into our top 20 ranking for the first time in his career thanks to his consistency—one of the best in the world—when facing the best teams at big events, and to being a crucial part of Cloud9’s success during the summer, aweing many with his world class AWPing.

Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham started his career playing A.V.A. (Alliance of Valiant Arms), a game in which he became world champion by winning ieSF 2010 in Daegu, South Korea, as well as earning two national championships in 2010-2011.

While Skadoodle had played CS 1.6 and CS:Source at a young age for fun, it was in 2012 when he switched over to CS:GO and got picked up by Curse, attending Dreamhack Winter that same year and kick starting his career. He played in Curse with Todd "anger" Williams, and would later be joined by Eric "adreN" Hoag and Keven "AZK" Lariviere, as well as by Sam "DaZeD" Marine. This team went on to become the first of several lineups of the ill-fated iBUYPOWER. 

During his time in iBUYPOWER, Skadoodle became a big part of the team’s success, shining at tournaments like ESEA Seasons 15 and 16 finals and FACEIT League Season 2 finals, but also of the team’s struggles, never being able to make it past the group stages at the four major events they attended 

Skadoodle’s year started out with a lot of uncertainty, as all of four his teammates were caught in a match fixing scandal and received, on January 26th, indefinite bans by Valve from all of their sponsored events. These bans were also honored in most other competitions, like ESEA and CEVO, forcing the disbandment of the team and leaving Skadoodle out in the dark.

Not long before the bans were handed out Spencer "Hiko" Martin had left Cloud9 due to internal disputes and was looking for a new home, flirting with iBP before the bans came into effect. Eventually, Hiko and Skadoodle teamed up and tried to create a new North American super-team, but time passed and nothing materialized.

Skadoodle and Hiko stood-in for different teams—most notably taking eLevate to a second place finish at CEVO Season 6 finals—as both players had decided to put their new team project on hold. During this lull, however, the dream of a new team died as Skadoodle signed by Cloud9 on April 29th, in what team manager Tres "Stunna" Saranthus called a "revitalization" process.

New beginnings 

Skadoodle’s debut in C9 was rocky, with two back-to-back 7th-8th position finishes at Gfinity Spring Masters 2 and Gfinity Summer Masters. Excluding the Dreamhack Open Cluj-Napoca major, Gfinity Spring Masters 2 (his first tournament), was his worst, and the only one in which he scored a rating of less than 1.00 (0.94).

After the spring showers came the summer, and Cloud9 rode a wave starting in Cologne at the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 finals where they played—and lost—their first of three finals. This run saw Skadoodle possibly be able to become an equal to the Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács's and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub’s of the game, putting in solid performances and great numbers.

Skadoodle’s rating in Cologne was the highest of his team and the tournament with 1.15. More impressively, though, was the fact that he was the highest impact sniper with 128 AWP kills, only 10 kills short of doubling the 69 JW got as the second player with the most AWP frags.

The second tournament of the trifecta was ESWC in Montreal, Canada. This time, it wasn't Skadoodle carrying, but his 1.15 rating was still the second best in the team, and crucial for the team’s success.

Arguably Skadoodle's best performance of the year occurred at ESWC as C9 faced EnVyUs in the semi final. Skadoodle posted a monster 28-12 (1.83) helping secure the first of two maps on their way to the final.

Skadoodle's POV vs. EnVyUs in the first map of the semi-final at ESWC

The third time was not a charm for Cloud9, and even though they were able to get revenge on fnatic in the semi final, they ended up losing to TSM in the grand final. Individually it was another great tournament for Skadoodle, who posted an impressive team-leading 1.29 rating.

One of Skadoodle's best maps of the year was played in Valencia when Cloud9 faced Kinguin on de_dust2, his personal tally showing 25-7 and a 2.13 rating (POV video), further cementing his status as one of the heavy hitters with the glass cannon.

The last celebration of the year (on a main stage)

After spring showers and a warm summer came the fall, and everything that had gone up came crashing down. Amidst this debacle, however, Skadoodle managed to keep himself in the green with the best ratings in his team throughout the rest of the year, with one major exception.

The next tournament to be played was CEVO Season 7 finals, an event many thought would be a golden chance for Cloud9 to finally be crowned champions, and on home turf, too. However, the story went differently when they fell to Virtus.pro after an already poor display in the groups. Skadoodle, however, managed to have a positive rating in every map with the exception of one.

After the disappointment in Columbus, it was time to move on to bigger things and hope CEVO had just been a hiccup. ESL One Cologne was going to be the first big test for a roster that had garnered certain attention from a modicum of success. However, after only three maps, C9 were on their way home, and Skadoodle’s team-leading rating of 1.01 (+5 kills) painted a bleak picture.

ESL ESEA Dubai was the next event on the calendar with a succulent $250,000 prize pool. This time, however, the team was out after just two maps. In his books, Skadoodle netted a +3 and a 1.07 rating.

The biggest disappointment, however, was still to come for Skadoodle, as Dreamhack Open Cluj-Napoca would become the tournament in which he would garner his lowest rating of the year, and it would become the only tournament where his rating wouldn’t be the best or second best in the team. In fact, he ended up with a rating of 0.84 (-12) over four maps, the team’s lowest.

Momentary happiness 

After this losing streak, Cloud9 travelled down to Santa Ana in Southern California to play two smaller LANs (not counted toward this list), the iBUYPOWER Cup 2015 and the RGN Pro Series Championship—the latter with Braxton "swag" Pierce standing-in for the now retired ex-IGL Sean "[email protected]" Gares—, of which they won both. Skadoodle scored 1.19 and 1.22 ratings, going especially hard at RGN with a stunning +76 kills.


It was time to get back to business, though. This time it went down at the Shark Tank in San Jose, just a few hours North. IEM San Jose ended up being a pie in the face, and C9 were out again after losing their first and only match to TSM. Skadoodle, again, was able to top his team with a 1.08 rating.

The last heartbreak

Why is he the 20th best player of 2015?

Skadoodle is barely scraping on to the last position of this year’s top 20 list, but he has managed to make it despite having several obstacles on the way.

Looking at the stats without context, Skadoodle should certainly be up higher, as he has rarely had a bad game (80% of maps above a 0.85 rating), of which 62% had a rating above 1.00, ranking him 7th overall.

On top of consistency is the weight he carried within his team, having an AWP kill in 39% of C9’s won rounds, and the most AWP kills per round of 2015. It is also worthwhile mentioning that out of the 60 maps Skadoodle played, 40 were played against teams from “the big 6” of 2015 (NiP, VP, TSM, Na`Vi, nV, and fnatic). 

Skadoodle topped the AWP charts in a couple of categories

The average difficulty of the events he attended is amongst the highest of all players in the top 20, and his rating of 1.10 would even put him in the top 10. However, Skadoodle has only been to 10 events that counted toward this list, which is lower than the average and leaves him somewhat untested. Also, he only made the playoffs at 4 of those events, winning none, and therefore was not able to play against the best as often as most of the other players in this consideration.

Another reason for Skadoodle not being up higher on the list was his poor performance in Cluj-Napoca, where he had his worst tournament of the year by far, marking the sixth out of six times missing the playoffs at a major. (The only major did not attend is ESL One Katowice 2015).

In all, Skadoodle has had a great year individually, putting up numbers that in a better situation could have placed him much higher in the rankings. Skadoodle has shown he has what it takes to be a top tier AWPer, but will need to play more big tournaments to consolidate himself, and hope his teammates can go back to the form found during those three intense but short lived events during the summer.

We also made a list of Skadoodle's records in 2015, both overall in tournaments and in single maps.

What did you make of Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham's performance in 2015? Does he deserve the 20th spot in your opinion?

Stay tuned to our Top 20 players of 2015 ranking powered by EGB.com and keep track of the list over at the Introduction article.

Nice :>
2016-01-01 22:10:19
skadoodle!!! very good noodle
2016-01-01 22:11:32
Hijacking to tell hltv that they won IBP fall 2015.
2016-01-01 22:21:33
"The ranking is as always based on statistical parameters from big LAN events (that at least several top teams attended)."

IBP fall had no top teams except for maybe LG and c9 themselves.

Post edited 2016-01-01 22:23:53
2016-01-01 22:23:10
swag top1
2016-01-01 23:23:43
Only NA player that deserves to be on this list
2016-01-01 22:23:53
shroud and skadoodle were literally the 2 only players who lived up to what twgris said.
Imo shroud is not good enough for the list and he is 100% worse than skadoodle (no opinions needed for that) so he wont be on it
2016-01-02 03:53:20
HAHAHAH this kid deserves ban longer than cancer steel
2016-01-01 22:26:05
racist to ban autism
2016-01-01 22:35:27
hmmm noodles
2016-01-02 00:09:37
KennyS has 1336 kill,lol
2016-01-02 08:20:36
he is overrated as fuck
2016-01-02 13:02:52
nice xD

Post edited 2016-01-01 22:10:32
2016-01-01 22:10:23
If Ska gets placed higher than coldzera, I'm done. I'll leave HLTV as soon as it occurs
2016-01-02 18:50:17
coldzera only put out proper results during the latter half of the year, no?

I mean, coldzera is an amazing player but these rankings are for the average of 2015 if yknow what I mean :> Next year though, I hope to see Luminosity go huge, would love SA > NA to continue for another year

too bad TL got s1mple now
2016-01-02 20:10:54
Skadoodle started to play like 1 month before him
2016-01-02 21:30:21
Skadoodle played his first game with C9 the 1st of may

Coldzera played his first game with LG the 20th of august

Skadoodle also played in other teams before C9, which Coldzera did not (atleast not that there is any record of, so eh)

Skadoodle active in current team 2015: 8 months

Coldzera active in current team 2015: 4 months and 10 days

Skadoodle pmuch played for twice as long as coldzera, and that is if you don't count his former team
2016-01-03 22:04:31
lol hell no

coldzera played for 5 months (ska 6 months) but cold had much more impact and betters stats overall
2016-01-05 01:10:31
lol no
2016-01-04 17:36:27
you're wrong
2016-01-05 01:11:16
rip na
2016-01-01 22:10:25
2016-01-01 22:10:34
2016-01-01 22:10:43
2016-01-01 22:10:43
20?! wow
2016-01-01 22:10:48
rip na
2016-01-02 18:44:15
2016-01-01 22:10:48
2016-01-01 22:10:53
already dissapointed
2016-01-01 22:10:54
Hes bots make top 20 players lists . :)
2016-01-01 22:12:54
Make your own top20, I am sure it will be far superior
2016-01-02 00:22:53
the only NA player in top20 :D
2016-01-01 22:11:00
shrooooood top 10
2016-01-01 22:13:01
2016-01-01 22:18:16
maybe if they take stats from pugs
2016-01-01 22:26:54
It's not pug ranking bruh
2016-01-01 23:21:29
2016-01-02 09:20:23
inb4 adreN is #1
2016-01-01 22:24:37
nah hunden top 1
2016-01-01 23:52:46
Well he would be on the upper ranks of a ln IGL ranking system. But that wouldn't depend on stats but on personal opinons
2016-01-02 08:31:31
no no my friend, you should be thinking outside the box. adreN's brilliance cannot be quantified by numbers, whoever comes #1 in HLTV rankings that they are mearly holding a silver chalice whereas everyone knows adreN has taken the golden chalice of greatness from Hunden.

adreN #0 HLTV ranking best player, most carry NA
2016-01-02 14:13:58
2016-01-01 22:11:08
hltv confirmed
2016-01-02 01:44:59
are u sure?
2016-01-02 02:33:55
dunno m8
2016-01-02 11:48:58
2016-01-02 15:28:24
expected, no NA players will be higher
2016-01-01 22:11:11
from na yes,from sa will be cold,fallen and mybe ferr
2016-01-01 22:12:23
2016-01-01 22:13:38
Hasn't done anything this year so I'll doubt he will be featured.
2016-01-01 22:15:36
2016-01-01 22:31:11
next year - sure
2016-01-01 22:33:37
"all 20 players attended at least 2 majors and 2 other $250,000 events, 11 were at ESWC and 16 at FACEIT Stage 3 Finals at DHW."
2016-01-02 00:00:52
are you retarded? cold ? he played so few lans that he has no chance of making it into this list and he hasn't won anything + placed 2nd in way less important tournaments than Ska..
2016-01-01 22:15:34
cold an fallenwill be here trust me
2016-01-01 22:17:32
fallen definitely, but I don't think cold will
2016-01-01 22:19:30
If Fallen will be in this list, fer must be too.

Fer > Fallen
2016-01-01 22:22:46
Not in terms of impact, no. Without Fallen, that team would be absolutely nothing, probably still in Brazil doing nothing
2016-01-01 22:24:28
In terms of game my friend, that's more important.
Fer carried Kabum.TD and Keyd Stars, then, he was very consistent in Luminosity...
That's my opinion. Sorry for bad english.
2016-01-01 22:26:02
fer is probably gonna be on this list but i wouldnt expect it to be very high up
2016-01-01 23:07:34
Lol, since Fer carried Kabum, TD and Keyd stars he should be in top20?

they were playing against tier6 teams when he was "carrying", why would he be featured among the big boys :DDD
2016-01-02 04:42:53
he's right, we brazillians know more than our scene than u, fer carried the team so hard until coldzera joins
2016-01-01 23:18:37
cold is a fkn machine
2016-01-02 05:10:38
Cold hasnt been around long enough
2016-01-02 00:02:48
Wudnt be surprised if both aren't, the Brazilians were noticed at the end of the year except for the one map wonders now n then.
2016-01-02 03:59:48
LAN stats = http://www.hltv.org/?pageid=247&statsfilter=20..

Too small sample size + some shitty NA LANs.
2016-01-02 06:44:30
well cold played 1000x better than skadoodle in 2015 so
2016-01-02 07:19:16
so VP, NiP, ex-TSM, Fnatic and Envyus played a more lans than Ska and won a way more importants tournaments.... then you could make at least a top25 w/o skadoodle

KennyS in 2014 won only 1 tournament and placed 2nd and 3rd in others 3.... so Why he placed #6 of 2014 ?

Post edited 2016-01-01 22:46:04
2016-01-01 22:45:18
Actually Ska got pretty much the same results as NiP this year.. if it wasn't for the major final Ska would have better results probably..

Because kennyS was in absolute God Mode dropping 50 Frags on LAN against Fnatic, dropping 40 against LDLC and etc.. he was the best player INDIVIDUALLY IN THE WORLD BY FAR it even said so in the article, but his achievements didn't let him get the 1#..
2016-01-01 22:50:29
I agree...

but without NiP you could make a top20

and about KennyS or Cold you said that "he has no chance of making it into this list and he hasn't won anything + placed 2nd in way less important tournaments than Ska.." (about cold) in other words team placing in tournaments > skill

if you say that skill individually can place any player in top20 so you are saying that cold has a chance http://www.hltv.org/?pageid=247&playerid=9216
2016-01-01 22:57:18
But you do realize Cold didn't go superstar level until the later part of the year right ? This counts the whole 12 months, that's why some people are too stupid to realize the decisions made in this list..

At any point kennyS will be top5 this year definitely since he was a god in the first 3 months of the year and really won a lot in the mid-late part of the year.
2016-01-01 22:59:42
cold went superstar level the moment he joined LG lol
2016-01-01 23:36:39
1st tournament of Ska with c9 was in may (5th month) so ska wasn't going insane all 12 months

"all 20 players attended at least 2 majors and 2 other $250,000 events, 11 were at ESWC and 16 at FACEIT Stage 3 Finals at DHW."
the most important tournaments are the majors and cold played 2 (top8 as well) and I think he attended at least 2 $250,000 events and he always performed well like a superstar level in every event (as you can see http://www.hltv.org/?pageid=247&playerid=9216 )

Post edited 2016-01-01 23:45:23
2016-01-01 23:37:39
are YOU retarded? cold has never had any negative status in ANY LAN's he attended. Droping 20 frags almost every fucking game
2016-01-01 23:33:52
I KNOW, but this counts THE WHOLE YEAR, cold wasn't going insane all 12 months
2016-01-01 23:37:26
2016-01-01 23:38:46
are u retarded?
2016-01-01 23:46:52
are u? "all 20 players attended at least 2 majors and 2 other $250,000 events, 11 were at ESWC and 16 at FACEIT Stage 3 Finals at DHW."
2016-01-02 18:39:06
2016-01-02 00:04:57
1st tournament of Ska with c9 was in may (5th month)

2016-01-02 00:41:54
He was playing before may you dumb ass, cold was playing for no namers.
Also playing since may > playing since august. Enjoy refugee hellhole in your country in 10 years.
2016-01-02 00:57:38
its gonna be funny to see no NA players in front of cold haha
2016-01-02 01:32:53
he stood-in for different teams woooow and cold was playing before may or august as wel

"cold was playing for no namers."
so isn't Mythic a no namer as well ?

"Also playing since may > playing since august." I thought you said "THIS LIST IS FOR THE WHOLE YEAR" so It doesn't matter if playing since may > playing since august the point is Ska didn't play the whole year, so he shouldn't be at top20 with your logic.

also Cold playing since august and now 2 top8 at major and ska playing major since 2013 ( http://www.hltv.org/?pageid=188&matchid=15821&.. ) well... nah

but what kind of commentary we can expect from a guy who only care about his burgers

Post edited 2016-01-02 04:00:21
2016-01-02 03:54:14
Even his stats is better than most of pros who plays from beginning 2015.

I'd put him top 10
2016-01-02 11:04:27
expected and deserved one, shame he played with some bots, because otherwise he could be easly a top10 player.

Post edited 2016-01-01 22:16:04
2016-01-01 22:11:23

Post edited 2016-01-01 22:15:27
2016-01-01 22:11:26
2016-01-01 22:11:31
Top kek
2016-01-01 22:11:42
Wrong adren

You also misspelled happiness under one of the pictures

Post edited 2016-01-01 22:14:09
2016-01-01 22:11:46
should be the only top 20 player in NA

Seems like a fair placement, gj
2016-01-01 22:11:49
idk I would've put him slightly higher just because he did it for a long time but it's an OK placement

like around 16-17 but idk the other players on the list yet
2016-01-01 22:57:56
16/20 wud be the same in those players' perspective, anything outside 5 wudnt matter to em.
2016-01-02 04:03:31
2016-01-01 22:11:54
The only NA player in top20 is #20...
Rekt NA
2016-01-01 22:11:55
now NA fans can celebrate since it's most likely the only player they will get on this top
2016-01-01 22:12:00
no NA players is better than him so rest EU right?
2016-01-01 22:12:01
yes but 0 from UK
2016-01-01 22:35:08
maybe he's crying right now
2016-01-02 00:48:42
One is a continent of 500 millions people and the other a country of 60 millions people... K

Post edited 2016-01-02 12:49:43
2016-01-02 12:49:22
But how many people in all of eu, and yet the only countries with good teams are france, sweden, poland, and denmark.
2016-01-02 19:37:24
There is 28 countries in eu for 500 millions people, thx wiki.
2016-01-03 00:47:06
troll of the year, ska not even top50
2016-01-01 22:12:04
What a mosnter :D
2016-01-01 22:12:05
2016-01-01 22:12:23
Probably 1-2 more people from NA that will be on the top 20, and I'd be happy with any place on the list :)
2016-01-01 22:16:18
No, I don't think any other NA player would make it to the list
2016-01-01 22:28:16
Maybe Hiko. He's pretty nutty and has had pretty good LAN results, on terms of frags and stuff
2016-01-01 22:29:40
Problem is that he was inactive for most of the year, if he made it to the list, he wouldn't be ranked higher than Skadoodle
2016-01-01 22:31:55
lmfao go back to sleep bro, Ska was easily NA's best player this year, by a fucking country mile
2016-01-01 22:31:57
I never said he was better than Ska, I said that Hiko might be on the list too. Learn to read please.
2016-01-01 22:36:35
hiko ? ayy
2016-01-01 22:46:24
hiko?!?!?!Does not have a single playoff game for the whole year(actualy had 2 with F3 as a stand-in) and he also skipped like 6 months from the year.
2016-01-01 22:41:00
retard dude, just stfu
2016-01-01 22:44:17
and you americans are saying "we are not retarded" ... xD
2016-01-02 08:01:11
dude ur best player from na this whole year is on 20th place u srsly think there will be any other na player on this list?
2016-01-01 22:46:11
its impossible for there to be any more NA players on the list, he got the best rating out of his team for most events, so that means no one from his team can make the list has he was the best individually in the majority of events. And No one from liquid will get in it since they never got far enough in tournaments and got more destroyed then had success. So no more NA players are in the top 20. Be happy you were allowed 1 player. Still not deserved.
2016-01-02 02:20:14
...and would later be joined by Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev...
Fix please :)

Post edited 2016-01-01 22:13:00
2016-01-01 22:12:27
That's the fake AdreN kappa
2016-01-01 23:03:42
2016-01-01 22:13:37
Nice Skapoodle
2016-01-01 22:13:54
2016-01-01 22:14:00
wrong adren!
2016-01-01 22:14:30
only NA player ? KappaRappa

"and would later be joined by Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev"
2016-01-01 22:14:33
sure he had a good run back in june but he's been shit since then
2016-01-01 22:14:48

how exactly is this 'shit'?
2016-01-01 22:23:23
The team had a bad run but Skadoodle still performed though.
2016-01-01 22:52:58
Should be higher
2016-01-01 22:15:00
2016-01-01 22:18:34
best na player top20 ayyyyyy lmao
2016-01-01 22:15:33
The world is not based on NA, fakeflagger. It doesn't mean nothing since his team didn't have a good performance at majors and big international tournaments.
2016-01-01 22:22:25
2016-01-01 22:41:23
the only na player in the top20

na cs EleGiggle
2016-01-01 22:16:34
2016-01-01 22:17:10
how much did murica pay to get one playa in top 20
2016-01-01 22:17:24
2016-01-01 22:18:49
2016-01-02 01:15:43
Wrong adren
2016-01-01 22:17:29
they won ibp fall 2015..
2016-01-01 22:17:37
ska definitely deserved this
2016-01-01 22:18:00
2016-01-01 22:18:11
for me he's top10, but his team is fucking bad :c
2016-01-01 22:18:14
You are retarded then
2016-01-01 23:21:40
Actually his team play so he gets the most out of his awping, they did everything for him, they save on potential buy rounds so he can just get his awp because that's what they rely on so heavily. So really he should have done a fucking shit load better then he did since he was given every recourse to so lol.
2016-01-02 02:24:46
2016-01-01 22:18:25
id be fine with this being the only NA player

if shroud is top20 im gonna be very sad :(
2016-01-01 22:18:30
prabably shroud will make it because of his few highlight rounds. maybe nitro will make it.
2016-01-01 22:19:34
that's not how it works.. try reading
2016-01-01 22:28:05
HAHHAHAH, not a chance in hell they'll be top 20
2016-01-01 23:49:21
2016-01-01 22:18:58
allu, kennyS rekted so hard by muricans
2016-01-01 22:19:23
good player
2016-01-01 22:20:10
HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA i thought it was top 20 best performance not top 20 popular players
2016-01-01 22:20:42
only NA player in top 20 lmao
2016-01-01 22:21:10
made 2-3x finals (on drugs but still made) cant say this about anny dirty favelas face 100% deserver spot in best 20x players
2016-01-01 22:21:34
Called it http://www.hltv.org/?pageid=18&threadid=997767..
2016-01-01 22:21:42
60 maps? These are maps played on lan ya?
2016-01-01 22:22:01
guys who are saying skadoodle is not good..please stfu
2016-01-01 22:22:07
2016-01-01 22:22:17
Didn't know anyone was dumb enough to think shroud is better than skadoodle... Lel.
2016-01-01 22:23:00
He's actually saying the opposite that you wrote.
2016-01-01 23:10:11
lmfao shroud is fucking shit, he had one good tournament, he is nowhere near as good or as consistent as Skadoodle
2016-01-01 22:32:47
Calling a professional player shit doesn't make any sense.
2016-01-01 22:54:32
Obviously compared to other pro players, please use your brain
2016-01-01 23:23:04
He is shit in terms of how good he should be, in the international pro scene he is shit compared to the likes of actually good players.
2016-01-02 02:27:30
Did you ever watch him play? He didn't play like shit. He isn't as good as top players but is definetely not shit.
2016-01-02 03:05:55
Well lets say shroud online and shroud onLAN are two different people. online shroud makes onLAN shroud look like a shit player :).
2016-01-02 06:34:10
Totally agree on this though. He played really good on a few lans but is alot less consistent than online.
2016-01-02 07:43:26
Don't get me wrong dude, I wish he played all the time to his full potential, don't know whats going on in his mental state that prevents him from doing so.
2016-01-02 10:56:28
u know im talking 20 shroud/19 ska.. he deserves better a position..
2016-01-01 23:47:56
shroud that fucking pugstar?
2016-01-02 09:44:19
what i mean was shroud 20 and ska 19/18 SKA
2016-01-02 20:15:37
lol na hope
2016-01-01 22:22:25
the chart confirms it, skadoodle best awper, stay mad EU
2016-01-01 22:22:36
idiot much because considering he has 1000 kills less than guardian means something.

he didnt play as much maps nor tournaments bcs na is trash.
2016-01-01 22:24:02
"didn't play as much maps nor tournaments bcs na is trash"
You took the bait, stay mad EU, skadoodle best awper
2016-01-01 22:28:05
chill murica boys wont understand such a thing
2016-01-01 22:33:55

too much cholesterol in their systems
2016-01-01 22:35:33
I bet you like eggs you subhuman beta fuck.
2016-01-02 07:51:54
Don't forget the tea and crumpets!
2016-01-03 21:34:57
beta fuck lol

canada lets not talk about manliness, probably when you get a girlfriend you ugly kid she will fuck you xD
2016-01-06 23:10:38
it's easy to get kills against shitters in group stage, he would get rekt in semies against na'vi/nv
2016-01-01 22:44:12
2016-01-01 22:48:32
"It is also worthwhile mentioning that out of the 60 maps Latham played, 40 were played against teams from “the big 6” of 2015 (NiP, VP, TSM, Na`Vi, nV, and fnatic)."
2016-01-02 19:40:16
Stats are so biaised since most of kills are against bots in NA leagues.
2016-01-02 04:53:32
"It is also worthwhile mentioning that out of the 60 maps Latham played, 40 were played against teams from “the big 6” of 2015 (NiP, VP, TSM, Na`Vi, nV, and fnatic)."

2016-01-02 19:39:23
I know you're just trolling, but obviously the awp kills per round stat is skewed in favour of guys like skadoodle and guardian that always buy awps when its available. Same cant be said for JW/chrisj/s1mple etc who rifle a lot more, even kenny rifles more than the 2 earlier mentioned.

Post edited 2016-01-02 16:56:50
2016-01-02 16:55:40
hahaha na hope in top 20, maybe shroud/sean can be in top 10.
2016-01-01 22:23:06
lol shroud?
2016-01-01 22:25:24
wrong reply

Post edited 2016-01-01 22:31:28
2016-01-01 22:30:14
lmao neither shroud nor sean will be in the top20

skadoodle will be the only one from NA
2016-01-01 22:32:20
2016-01-01 23:49:54
2016-01-01 22:23:44
he is not the best awper, there it's just stats. But he doesn't play half of the kennys and guardian matchs. Doesn't play against the same top teams, doesn't took good results with his team.. this things we can't compare in numbers
2016-01-01 22:49:34
First and last NA player :D
2016-01-01 22:23:50
2016-01-01 22:24:22
Well deserved.
2016-01-01 22:25:39
how to block this shit?
2016-01-01 22:26:05
Expected and well deserved
2016-01-01 22:28:42
2016-01-01 22:30:28
probably only player of cloud9 in top20 2015
2016-01-01 22:31:22
2016-01-01 22:31:25

i mean fucking hltv... worst team ranking ive ever seen and then start top20 players with this shit LM,AO

Post edited 2016-01-01 22:32:09
2016-01-01 22:31:29
I'm definitely not him fan, but against stats we can't complain.. with a better team he could be better results in camps with c9
2016-01-01 22:39:54
google translate is a fantastic invention
2016-01-01 23:51:20
mistakes happen english professor
2016-01-02 01:04:05
2016-01-01 22:33:33
Its not his fault that he had to carry seangares and super inconsistent teammates the whole year
2016-01-01 22:34:11
2016-01-01 22:35:23
Best player in NA 20th? Kappa. RIP NA
2016-01-01 22:36:08
considering they have at least 8 top teams in front them (40 players).. top 20 it's not bad.
2016-01-01 22:42:56
tbh probably a fair ranking. can't see any NA player going higher than this though unless you count luminosity as an NA team...
2016-01-01 22:36:30
none from luminosity should make it in this top20 list.
2016-01-01 22:41:53
cold definitely will be there
2016-01-01 22:46:45
either cold or fallen will definitely be there, and i'd say it's possible for both to make it tbh.

in terms of pure skill cold is better than skadoodle, and fallen's accomplished more and made the biggest improvement to himself and his team throughout the year, so it's definitely deserved

Post edited 2016-01-01 22:57:02
2016-01-01 22:56:16
You have to be kidding. This list is for the whole year, Cold has been playing top cs for about 5 months, before that he was a nonamer and quite honest he still is.
2016-01-02 02:21:09
before i actually consider replying to this comment coherently, do you really think cold is currently a no-namer?
2016-01-02 02:26:26
Eventho cold has been playing since august, his stats better than most of pros who played from beginning 2015. Plus he'd never had negative rating. I'd put him easily in top 10
2016-01-02 11:10:34
He's still a no-namer huh? Are you for real?
2016-01-02 12:48:11
Yes, you are the one that should be there mate.
2016-01-01 23:12:08
Are you retarded? I shouldn't be on that list beacuse I'm not a professional player. Barely touch the game in the past couple of months.
2016-01-02 02:16:48
Fully deserved (could be even higher :S).
2016-01-01 22:37:33
2016-01-01 22:40:35
he should be top30 not 20 lol
2016-01-01 22:43:37
LOL @ these kids bashing skadoodle. He played 40 0f the 60 maps against top5 teams and he was always above average and yet they say he is inconsistent.
2016-01-01 22:43:41
"Alright guys let's give the #20 to NA just to show'em our love" hltv - 2016
2016-01-01 22:44:06
I expected him to be slightly higher (17th or 18th) but the spot is well deserved regardless
2016-01-01 22:48:36
yea for my teammate,,,, but really he is not top 20 maybe top 30

Post edited 2016-01-01 22:52:14
2016-01-01 22:50:53
2016-01-01 22:51:28
not expected
2016-01-01 22:52:41
1 Ocean
2 hunden
3 friberg
4 devilwalk
5 adreN
2016-01-01 22:53:15
Top player of 2015 XANTARES with rating 1.27

2016-01-01 22:53:27
2016-01-01 22:54:02
Rip no rain
2016-01-01 22:55:48
im guessing rain will be like 16-19 or something like that. Pretty good. If he doesn't make the list, we riot.

jkaem on the other i don't think he will make it. Too few tournaments :/
2016-01-02 01:51:44
tbh rain should be higher than 16th-19th, gonna be sad if he doesn't make the list at all...
2016-01-02 02:28:14
he wont
2016-01-02 02:52:33
Guess it's safe to say he'll be the only NA player in top 20 then?
2016-01-01 22:59:19
2016-01-01 23:06:28
AAAA gg burgers allu top 10
2016-01-01 23:08:06
joke ? ? ?
2016-01-01 23:08:11
Better quality pictures please
2016-01-01 23:08:45
joke right?
2016-01-01 23:09:05
Only 4 players who doens't play in DHW will be in top20

Skadoodle, Guardian (for sure)

the others : Rain and Flamie (probably)
2016-01-01 23:10:31
-rain +shox
2016-01-01 23:15:23
2016-01-01 23:17:38
Rain > Flamie
2016-01-01 23:25:09
I made a thread about why rain isn't in the top 20 http://www.hltv.org/?pageid=18&threadid=997834
2016-01-01 23:26:09
I am just saying that rain is better than flamie dude, much better
2016-01-01 23:30:56
And I would agree with you on that :)
2016-01-01 23:31:12
Flamie rarely has good games
Rain carried kinguin/g2 for months, he still does great, even though he is their igl now

Post edited 2016-01-01 23:33:38
2016-01-01 23:32:30
Shox and either seized or Flamie
2016-01-02 05:24:20
for me he should be in top 15 but still nice!
2016-01-01 23:12:34
6,4 awp vs awp KD is insaaane
2016-01-01 23:19:11
19. bialy or seized
2016-01-01 23:21:46
LOL, skadoodle is like top 5 for me
2016-01-01 23:22:14
Lmao nip in the big 6?
2016-01-01 23:25:58
top #20 player or thrower? nice one hltv lmao
2016-01-01 23:33:44
20 srlsy? lol, miin 10
2016-01-01 23:35:05
1. olofmeister
2. device
3. GuardiaN
4. KennyS
5. Fallen
6. Snax
7. flusha
9. Happy
10. f0rest
11. Maikelele
12. GeT_RiGhT
13. aizy
14. rain
15. Hiko
16. s1mple
17. flamie
18. shroud
19. oskar
20. NBK
2016-01-01 23:41:22
5. Fallen

i dont want to live on this planet anymore...
2016-01-01 23:52:57
no ska and fallen at 5? why fake flag as ruski
2016-01-02 00:09:40
20. NBK
5. Fallen

pick one
2016-01-02 01:37:23
yeah) probably 5. Fallen/JW :D

Post edited 2016-01-02 02:05:48
2016-01-02 02:02:44
Fallen won nothing this year, NBK won a major (carrying the grand finals) and loads of tournaments.

5. Fallen
20. NBK

2016-01-02 04:55:31
Where's cold? He's better than fallen
2016-01-02 11:12:07
these stats tell me awp nerf :D
2016-01-01 23:41:43
swag and dupreeh NEW STARS!
2016-01-01 23:45:20
skygoogle not bad
2016-01-01 23:46:38
Coldzera inc top 1.
2016-01-01 23:47:33
He will be the only USA player in the top 20

Congrats Ska! Well deserved...

Post edited 2016-01-01 23:48:10
2016-01-01 23:47:57
Really impressive considering he wasn't playing all year.
2016-01-01 23:48:00
2016-01-01 23:51:21
u forgot the stat that shows kills for saving his awp, cause thats is 50% of it
2016-01-01 23:52:06

2016-01-02 00:02:46
skadoodle is top 15 not #20
2016-01-02 00:03:20
guardian 1686 most kills with awp
2016-01-02 00:08:24
swag #1 !!!!!!! lets gooooo
2016-01-02 00:15:08
i'm calling shox #19
2016-01-02 00:17:14
GuardiaN top1-2
2016-01-02 00:19:10
2016-01-02 00:31:15
Last year KennyS didn't won it... I think HLTV will fuck it again and give it to other player.

Obviously, talking about the PLAYER performance only, GuardiaN was the best. Unfortunatelly he had to carry his teammates most of the time. olof had three other beasts with him, that helped a lot to win big tournaments.

olof will win, but GuardiaN deserves it more.
2016-01-02 18:22:31
Totally agree with you.
2016-01-02 20:39:22
ALLU TOP 12!!! (jk)
2016-01-02 00:31:43
2016-01-02 00:41:32
the only NA good player
2016-01-02 00:52:52
i don´t wanna be rude but no one cares about na cs and skanoodle frags against na teams.
2016-01-02 01:07:00
coldzera will be on this list
2016-01-02 01:17:57
2016-01-02 01:18:08
good pick :D
2016-01-02 01:28:53
Am i the only one thinking that allu will be in top 20?i mean hevwas way more consistent than skadoodle.
2016-01-02 01:36:00
Congratulation from my Old Clanmate which has won IesF! (Defkon) Maybe the best Player in A.V.A + Asian A.V.A in our Era! He always been such a beast but neither I could expect him to became so good as he is now!
2016-01-02 01:38:28
Nice joke
2016-01-02 01:39:20
at least usa got 1 person on the list!
2016-01-02 01:43:48
ShazHzam last NA hope 2016
2016-01-02 01:50:04

2016-01-02 01:51:16
cold > rain, f0rest, aizy LOL okay :D
2016-01-02 02:01:48
he played only for 5 months and was very consistent, its very difficult to rank the players, but i can say that cold was the most impactful player between rain forest aizy...
2016-01-02 02:12:01
yes cold > rain and aizy
today luminosity is better team than G2, cold is the best player of Luminosity, if rain and aizy is better than him probably LG is not able to defeat G2. In my opinion today rain and cold are the best players from teams that are not in the top6.
problably rain 16~18 and cold 14~17

Post edited 2016-01-02 11:33:20
2016-01-02 11:31:55
device not even top5
2016-01-02 17:58:00
2016-01-02 02:04:30
2016-01-02 02:20:46
e z
2016-01-02 02:23:20
0.83 majors K/D rating. Best 20 player.

2016-01-02 02:23:23
If you read the article outlining how they determined the top 20 players, you would realize that they are taking the entire year into account. If he were better in majors then I'm sure he would be rated much higher, as his performances in other tournaments were pretty strong.
2016-01-02 02:49:14
Yea... He made great stats versus NA scrubs and now he's god... Put Friberg in NA and he would be god there.
2016-01-02 13:53:52
"It is also worthwhile mentioning that out of the 60 maps Latham played, 40 were played against teams from “the big 6” of 2015 (NiP, VP, TSM, Na`Vi, nV, and fnatic)."
2016-01-02 19:41:42
2016-01-03 07:39:23
wait, people play alliance of valiant arms?
2016-01-02 02:55:44
maybe a few years back(5-6years) , i used to play it too.
2016-01-02 07:52:21
kennys 1336 awp kills during 2015

2016-01-02 03:23:35
ahahaha ma man LOL
2016-01-02 03:43:34
Just an obligatory NA player. His high overall ratings are a reflection of his enemies, being subpar NA players in much more often cases than say GuardiaN or Kenny. Imagine if NaVi attended all the NA tournaments (HTC, RGN, IBP etc).. Free statpad. It's like ranking FalleN top1 for dominating against BR teams
2016-01-02 03:42:28
"It is also worthwhile mentioning that out of the 60 maps Latham played, 40 were played against teams from “the big 6” of 2015 (NiP, VP, TSM, Na`Vi, nV, and fnatic)."
2016-01-02 19:42:27
Yes, and 20 were free statpad games?
2016-01-22 19:37:29
Yes, no one else on this list ever played against shit teams
2016-01-22 20:31:25
Probably did, but nobody played 33% of their matches against them.
2016-01-23 12:40:53
Definitely a deserved spot on the list! Ska is a very reliable and calm awper to trust on getting the kills.
2016-01-02 04:12:06
idc. they should skip first half and go for TOP 10
2016-01-02 04:22:41
Fallen>Skadoodle hu3hu3hurdur fat american noobz kkkkkkkkkkkk
2016-01-02 05:19:39
but Skadoodle>Fallen>chrisJ
2016-01-02 11:23:45
2016-01-02 06:22:16
my bae <3
2016-01-02 06:24:53
Notable team achievements:
1st. -
Typical NA
2016-01-02 07:24:11
Skadoodle to G2 confirmed.
2016-01-02 07:53:08
Lol skadoodle top 1 awp by kpr? C9 played with so many other n00b NA teams , ez stats boost.
2016-01-02 07:55:12
It is lan only,ska played on lan vs the best eu teams
2016-01-02 10:59:31
"It is also worthwhile mentioning that out of the 60 maps Latham played, 40 were played against teams from “the big 6” of 2015 (NiP, VP, TSM, Na`Vi, nV, and fnatic)."
2016-01-02 19:43:06
If he is top 20 2015 then allu is top 10 .
2016-01-02 08:20:21
gg wp ska
2016-01-02 12:01:10
and now 19 eu players will be revealed day by day.
2016-01-02 12:17:16

Post edited 2016-01-02 12:49:41
2016-01-02 12:49:07
I doubt about it
2016-01-02 20:22:57
2016-01-02 12:18:52
There are way better players than skadoodle.
2016-01-02 12:20:01
NA are overhyping ska because they literally have nobody else
2016-01-02 12:41:28
I feel like Ska deserves a slightly higher spot, despite his team not winning any big tournaments. I would probably place him around 15/16th.
2016-01-02 12:49:52
2016-01-02 12:53:29
Just wait and see the other players and tell me again.

I think this is about right, you can't go 0.84 at the major and expect top 15
2016-01-02 15:58:35
freeswag and let him in top10
2016-01-02 12:54:02
nice skanoodle
2016-01-02 13:45:59
expected :3
2016-01-02 13:48:37
Only NA player in this list.
2016-01-02 14:47:28
2016-01-02 15:34:35
gl Skadoodle
2016-01-02 16:35:36
2016-01-02 16:49:06
Nice #20 Skadoodle
2016-01-02 17:01:28
m1 should be #1
2016-01-02 17:14:22
in 2k16 oskar will be first
2016-01-02 17:33:35
2016-01-02 19:02:18
Trash list, def a top 15 player this yesr
2016-01-02 19:26:30
#19 xantares on lan
2016-01-02 20:11:31
2016-01-02 20:36:08
Love the stats, keep it up ;)
2016-01-03 02:52:09
LOOL nice joke
2016-01-03 19:36:29
Deserved, good player overall.
2016-01-06 18:58:07
gz ska
2016-01-15 06:19:45
top 1 NA
2016-01-24 01:49:25
Is not EliGE? Stewie?
2016-10-25 21:45:18

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