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Top 20 players of 2016: Magiskb0Y (14)
Time: 2017-01-07 20:00
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

After less than a year and a half of playing in the professional scene, Emil "Magiskb0Y" Reif makes his first appearance in the top 20. His incredible match-to-match consistency in the second half of the year and high level of play in SK and dignitas earned him the 14th place on the list.

At 18 years old, Emil "Magisk" Reif is one of the youngest players at the top of the CS:GO chain and also one of the least experienced. His semi-professional career began in May 2015 in the King of Nordic series, where he played in various Danish mixtures alongside players such as Valdemar "valde" Bjřrn Vangsĺ and Christian "rezex" Bjerregaard.

"I started playing CS 1.6 when I was around eight years old, so I started playing CS at a very early age. CS has always been a part of my life since my cousins and their friends were always playing it together. Already at that time, many were surprised to see how good I was despite my age, but I never thought about CS as something I would play competitively."

After short stints in MTW and Epiphany Bolt, the then 17-year-old got his first chance in a professional team, SK. He was initially brought on as a stand-in for ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 and other online competitions, but he later on attended his first LAN, Fragbite Masters Season 5 finals, and helped his team reach third place there after a win over questionmark (the original version of Astralis).

"I was playing KoN as a mix team together with valde, SandeN, INX & rezex, so it was more for fun than serious when we were playing KoN, but I remember I was still more nervous playing those KoN matches than playing the EPICENTER finals, since those were my first matches on HLTV and at that time that was big for me.

"But I think the main reason I got to play with SK despite being so new on the scene was because of Friis & karrigan. I was playing together with karrigan in ESEA pugs, where many would say I carried him pretty often ;) At that time it was always Friis and karrigan who were fighting to win ESEA-S and I was always pretty good in pugs."

"So after k0nfig left SK and they needed a stand-in to play ESL ESEA Pro League with them, they decided to give me the chance to show myself with them. I luckily ended up playing well and we somehow managed to stay in the league after being down 0-11 and finish the season 6-16 after I joined. I think playing those online matches was where I realized I could actually play well against the very best teams in the world. At least online :)"

At that tournament, Magisk recorded a performance that to this day remains as one of his best ever, a 1.78 rating which carried SK to win Overpass against fnatic, who then went on to become the best team in the world.

"I was really excited to finally play on LAN with SK, because at the time everyone was calling me an onliner. But it was my first LAN ever, I had not even played any Danish local LANs before that. So I was really nervous, I didn't even know how to setup my settings properly and I was afraid to ask my team for help since I thought it was embarrassing. So in the first match against NiP, I was almost playing on default settings. But beating questionmark and the guys I have been looking up to for such a long time was a really awesome feeling.

"The match against fnatic, who at the time probably were the best team in the world, made me want to prove myself on LAN even more. I had a great match on Overpass, where I was finally playing with some confidence and playing as I would have online. It also helped that the first map was Overpass, since it's my strongest map for sure."

After the last season of Fragbite Masters, Magisk got signed by the German organization alongside Andreas "MODDII" Fridh (who had been standing in for an extended period of time as well) and Jacob "Pimp" Winneche to create a new version of SK officially.

2016 didn't start well for the new SK, who faced Natus Vincere and Luminosity at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Leipzig and exited the tournament in last place, with Magisk finishing well below the average in every category.

The Danish-Swedish squad continued to disappoint over the next two months, as they failed to qualify for MLG Columbus following losses to Vexed and CLG in the Main Qualifier, and finished 5th-8th at Copenhagen Games with Space Soldiers ending SK's journey in quarter-finals.

Something clicked just in time for the CEVO Gfinity Professional Season 9 Finals; the trio of MODDII, Magisk and Pimp powered their team to the second place, only losing to Tempo Storm on both occasions (in the group's best-of-three opener and in the best-of-five grand final). The 18-year-old put up an incredible performance in SK's convincing victory over dignitas to advance to playoffs, and then played his part in the HellRaisers semi-final, earning his first ever EVP award.

Magiskb0Y earned his first ever EVP at CEVO Gfinity Professional S9

When it looked like SK found a way to success with the silver medals in London, they finished last at two consecutive events, the European Minor prior to ESL One Cologne and SL i-League Invitational #1, and another Major eluded Magisk.

The community's expectations of Michael "Friis" Jřrgensen's lineup had dropped before the team crossed the Big Pond for the first season of ELEAGUE. However, Magisk and MODDII and combined once again to create a powerful concoction, taking maps off CLG and Astralis and defeating NRG for a second place in the round-robin part. The group's semi-finals saw them falling short to CLG despite Magisk's valiant effort, but SK's results in the round-robin secured them a place in the Last Chance Qualifier.

"Having disappointing results at the European Minor and SL i-League Invitational was obviously not what we had hoped for. I felt like we were playing bad as a team, which is why I tried to focus on my own performance.

"We really didn't have any high expectations at ELEAGUE, but we knew we could do some upsets in that group. I was playing out of my mind, even in the games we lost, so for me personally it was a great tournament where I showed that I could compete with some of the best teams on LAN as well. It was my first tournament on LAN where I felt confident and not as nervous as I used to, which is really important to play well on LAN."

After ELEAGUE's group stage, the SK organization decided to exchange their squad for the world's best team Luminosity. That resulted in ELEAGUE's controversial decision to disqualify both teams from the remainder of Season 1, citing that neither Luminosity or SK could field the lineup they provided at the start of the season.

"We heard rumours that SK were trying to sign ex-LG already in April, but they assured us that it was not true and that we should just focus on playing. Right before the ELEAGUE groups and schedule were released, SK told us we had lost our spot in ELEAGUE due to "not being competitive enough".

"Four hours later the groups and schedule was released and we knew they had lied to us. Looking back at the whole situation now, they probably said that because they were trying to bring in ex-LG, but I think the whole situation was handled very poorly by SK as we were never updated on anything. Instead, we were left in the dark by SK.

"At the beginning I was frustrated by ELEAGUE, but after attending Season 2 and the Major Qualifier, they showed how professional and organized they really are. They have been treating us players really well, and I'm looking forward to play the Major with them as organizers."

Magisk and his X couldn't show what they had in store for the Last Chance Qualifier, but the youngster had already proven that his match-to-match inconsistency was gone, recording positive ratings in all nine maps throughout the group stage for a grand total of an incredible 1.34 rating.

Joining up with dignitas was an easy decision

After departing from the organization, the team's era with Magisk ended, as he decided to leave altogether and later on replaced Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann in dignitas, shortly before the off-season kicked off.

"I had just finished my exams, and cajunb called me and told me they would like to have me on the team. I didn't even hesitate, I accepted the offer immediately. I had many different offers from EU and NA, but I had no doubts that dignitas would be the right choice for me."

dignitas tested the new roster for the first time at Power-LAN, where two of Magisk's former teammates in Heroic prevailed in the grand final. dignitas then traveled to Ukraine for their first big event with the new player, SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals. Despite a not showing up in the opener, a 3-16 blowout against GODSENT, they advanced from their group after beating HellRaisers and taking revenge on the Swedes, as Magisk put up a carry performance on Overpass. René "cajunb" Borg and Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke outshined him in the close Heroic quarter-final afterwards, while against G2 his and k0nfig's efforts on Dust2 weren't enough to push the semi to a third map.

With a semi-final finish in the bag, dignitas attended DreamHack ZOWIE Open Bucharest on the next weekend. Once again, they kicked off the tournament with a loss, this time to FaZe on Dust2 where Magisk dipped slightly below the average. From there on, however, his performances were immaculate. Defeating FlipSid3 and FaZe, dignitas advanced to the semi-finals to face Virtus.pro. The Poles blew them out of the water on Mirage before Magisk made the difference on a 30-round Cobblestone. VP then prevailed on Overpass at 16-13 in spite of another beastly showing on Overpass by the 18-year-old, as dignitas added another 3rd-4th place to their name.

Magisk explained why he feels so comfortable on Overpass, which is statistically his best map (1.29 rating on LAN in 2016):

"Overpass is a map where I feel very confident, you can do so many different things. I also think my playstyle fits very well on the CT side where I can push, take info peeks, do risky plays and at times play defensively. It's probably the only map as CT where I feel like my playstyle fits very well."

WESG Regional Finals Europe followed, which dignitas had to attend with Philip "aizy" Aistrup instead of Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel due to the event's rules stating that teams need to field five players from the same country. Facing mostly lower-tier competition, the Danes clinched their first trophy with Magisk, who powered them through the event alongside star sidekick k0nfig.

After another local event called League of Sharks took place and dignitas took revenge on Heroic for Power-LAN, EPICENTER: Moscow was around the corner. Like everyone else in Group A's best-of-two round-robin, Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's five exchanged maps with all three teams, Natus Vincere, NiP and G2, and finished third due to round difference. Passing fnatic and Natus Vincere in the playoffs, the Danish-Norwegian side had the chance to get back at Virtus.pro in the grand final and did just that, after losing Nuke and dominating the Poles on Cobblestone and Mirage on the way to their one and only big title. Magisk was incredibly stable throughout the entire tournament, although he barely missed out on the MVP, which went to the other half of the star duo, k0nfig, who had the lower rating overall but more impact in the nine maps dignitas won.

"The biggest moment for me personally in 2016 has to be winning EPICENTER. It's something I have always been dreaming about, and winning such a huge tournament is something I will never forget. The feeling to lift that trophy and see how much it means for a guy like cajunb to finally get that "big win" was a really fantastic moment."

Magiskb0Y got to lift his first big trophy after a year in the professional scene 

Following their victory in Moscow, dignitas flew all the way over to São Paulo for ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals, which took place on the next weekend. Only Magisk showed up to play in the groups, where he recorded one of his best performances all year (2.28 rating vs. NRG on Mirage) and earned another PotM award in a 16-14 win over NiP on Nuke, but it wasn't enough for the Danes and Norwegian to advance to playoffs, as otherwise, they lost all of the remaining matches.

After a turbulent couple of weeks, dignitas had more than a fortnight to prepare for ELEAGUE Season 2 groups before their crazy amount of travel started all over again. With two victories in Atlanta, one of which was a close Cobble against EnVyUs and the other a one-sided affair on Overpass versus a Dennis "dennis" Edman-less fnatic, RUBINO and company returned to Europe for DreamHack Winter.

"It's not a secret we have been attending way too many events in the last three months. It's tough to stay away from family and friends for such a long time, but with time you get more used to it.

"Travelling so much doesn't really affect my personal play, but of course it affects the team play because you don't have time to prepare new stuff for each tournament. When you travel this much you actually end up playing way less, so before every match I always wake up early and play as much as I can before our matches."

That turned out to be one tournament too much; dignitas exited the event in Jönköping in last place due to close losses to Kinguin and FlipSid3 and flew right back to Atlanta for ELEAGUE playoffs. There, an unlucky draw put them up against SK, who edged their way past the EPICENTER champions after two one-sided affairs and a close decider on Overpass.

Because Magisk skipped the ECS Season 2 Finals due to school commitments while dignitas used valde, his next (and last) event of 2016 was the ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier. On their way to a Challengers spot at the upcoming Major, dignitas defeated Spirit, CLG and G2 with a loss to GODSENT in between, and Magisk returned home with an other-worldly performance against the North American squad (29-10, 2.02 rating on Mirage).

dignitas finished the year by qualifying for the Major

When we asked Magisk about the expectations he set for himself and what he improved on in 2016, he highlighted communication:

"I think my biggest improvement is my communication with the team. In SK I was just doing what people told me to and talking very little. Today my communication with the team is much better, I come up with ideas when we're trying to mix up our playstyle, which is something I would never have done in SK.

"So taking the initiative and trying to help the team more than I used to in SK is my biggest improvement. I had never expected that I would improve this much, but playing with so many good and experienced players has helped me so much individually."

He didn't have much to regret last year, although he wishes he would have listened more to his teammates' advice:

"I don't really have anything to regret, 2016 has been amazing. I do, however, feel like I should have listened more to people when they were trying to help me improve as a player. I had a tendency to "defend" my mistakes when I should have listened and learned more from those mistakes. Every player has their problems, and for me, that was probably the biggest one."

Magisk also talked about the areas of his play that he wants to work on in 2017:

"Every player will always have something that they can improve on, even the very best. For me personally, I would like to be better at adapting quicker in-game when something isn't working for me. I will still work on communicating better with the team, but I will also put more focus into helping the team more if I'm not playing well myself. It's something I have had problems with in the past, it's gotten better with time, but there's still room to improve on it even more."

Why is he the 14th best player of 2016?

Throughout 2016, Magisk was recognized as the EVP three times, at two medium-sized events (CEVO Gfinity Professional Season 9 Finals and DreamHack ZOWIE Open Bucharest) and more importantly at EPICENTER: Moscow, where he was very close to getting the MVP.

"I would say my best tournament where I felt most "in form" has to be EPICENTER. I played really well individually at that tournament. I was really surprised by myself that I was capable of consistently playing well against the best teams in the world. I think it's really tough to talk well about myself, but my performance at EPICENTER is something I'm really proud of."

At eight of the ten events he attended that were considered for the top 20, he finished the tournament as his team's best-rated player, including all five big events he played and three medium-sized ones.

Thanks to his incredible consistency from ELEAGUE Season 1 onward, Magisk was the best-rated player out of everyone considered for the top 20 list (1.16 rating). In fact, he was also the best-rated player at the big events with a 1.22 rating, which goes on to prove that he excelled against the best teams.

To explain his impact in even more numbers, he was ranked fourth highest in kills per round (0.79), fifth highest in ADR (85.4), and second highest in rounds in which he had a kill, assist, survived or was traded (73.6%).

However, what hindered him from placing higher was the fact that he didn't get far at most of the big events he attended and as such a significant amount of his big event numbers come from group stages. It is also worth noting that he has the lowest amount of big events played out of all players in the Top 20 and he missed both Majors, meaning he wasn't tested at the big stages as often as most other players and it cost him a higher spot in his first appearance on the list.

Bold prediction

We asked Magisk to name one up-and-coming player that he thinks could venture into the top 20 next year, and he picked 14-year-old David "frozen" Čerňanský, who currently plays for eXtatus.

David "frozen" Čerňanský

"Nowadays there are so many great talents who people don't know about yet. But I think frozen is an insanely skilled player despite his young age. Taking frozen's age into consideration and how much time he puts into the game, I think he can become one of the best players with time and the right chance to prove himself.

"I'm not sure he will be able to make the Top 20 players of 2017, but no one would have taken me as a candidate for Top 20 at the beginning of 2016. So who knows!"

Stay tuned to our Top 20 players of 2016 ranking powered by EGB.com and take a look at the Introduction article to learn more about how the players were picked.

good job :)

Post edited 2017-01-07 20:00:52
2017-01-07 20:00:44
Most talented player right now. He has good aim and gamesense he will be top 5 in 2017 ;)

Post edited 2017-01-07 20:01:37
2017-01-07 20:00:55
Konfig Top10 for sure
2017-01-07 20:05:04
k0nfig is a retard. He might aim well, but his "game-wisdom" is not big enough for a top10.
2017-01-07 20:39:16
that explains why he top frags nearly every game
2017-01-07 20:41:07
because he's got good aim.
2017-01-07 20:43:38
where is this "he doesnt have big game wisdom coming from?
2017-01-07 20:45:28
Just watch some of his games. He does a lot of stupid things compared to other pro players. Even if you compare him to his teammates.
2017-01-07 20:46:27
I agree dude, but at the same time that is something that comes with experience. Can he keep up fragging as he does, he will be top10 imo.
2017-01-07 20:55:31
2017-01-07 22:54:56
because he 's the entry force of dignitas .. someone has to do it ..
2017-01-08 09:30:28
2017-01-07 20:21:57
well deserved
2017-01-07 20:01:00
rip apEX
2017-01-07 20:01:33
Oh i trust he was a red apple :/
2017-01-07 20:01:18
2017-01-07 20:00:46
Gratz magisk, well deserved.

Post edited 2017-01-07 20:00:54
2017-01-07 20:00:46
Looks pretty interesting but I think GTR get furious when he sees it
2017-01-07 20:00:47
gj Magiskb0Y

Post edited 2017-01-07 20:01:26
2017-01-07 20:00:47
ONLY #14?
btw im comment 14

Post edited 2017-01-07 20:01:04
2017-01-07 20:00:49
2017-01-07 20:29:09
2017-01-07 21:26:54
2017-01-08 08:24:03
2017-01-07 20:00:49
2017-01-07 20:00:50
I knew it! Frozen beast
2017-01-07 20:00:52
2017-01-07 20:00:55
gj magisk!
2017-01-07 20:00:57
this ranking
2017-01-07 20:01:02
2017-01-07 20:01:10
only 14?
2017-01-07 20:01:20
Yeah, he started late.
2017-01-07 20:14:19
2017-01-07 22:29:08
frozen lol
2017-01-07 20:01:36
2017-01-07 20:01:41
2017-01-07 20:01:44
2017-01-07 20:01:47
best rating of everyone in 2016? wow
2017-01-07 20:01:49
Back in the days I used to chill with yung magisk

2017-01-07 20:02:00
2017-01-07 20:13:28
Not rly tbh
2017-01-08 04:39:07
didnt expect
2017-01-07 20:02:13
He Will be in top 3 next year
2017-01-07 20:02:16
Rolf fer 2 majos 15 magisk 14 lol
2017-01-07 20:02:27
fer got carried on 2 majors by cold and fallen, magisk carried the shit out of dignitas ;)
2017-01-07 20:05:07
Only Epicenter wins and K0nfig carry, fer king of first

Post edited 2017-01-07 20:11:22
2017-01-07 20:10:51
Typical braindead favella
He is 1st within team in nearly all events. Nice K0nfig carry xD
Also fer was good only for like a month or 2, now he is mediocore at best.
2017-01-07 20:27:45
player performance != winning tournaments
2017-01-07 20:19:11
mad favela magisk > fer anyday
2017-01-07 20:19:52
not sure if retarded or braindead...
2017-01-07 20:20:54
even 15 is too good for this ecofragger
2017-01-07 20:22:39
magisk top 10 easy
2017-01-07 20:02:29
good player, i hope he will get higher place this year
2017-01-07 20:02:29
I think fer > magiskboy.

Also this probably means, no byali in top 20 this year.

so only 1 player from VP in top 20 :O
2017-01-07 20:02:47
Its bs man TaZ and byali played amazing 3/4 of year and byali take 3 or 4 evp in a row but hey lets put gtr top20 cauz he has huge fanbase :P

Magisk deserved ofc wp he will be top5 this year imo
2017-01-07 20:20:20
byali #13
EliGE #12

NEO will be much higher up there too
2017-01-07 22:15:37
2017-01-07 23:18:29
2017-01-07 20:03:19
so you're basically telling me...that Stewie2K and Autimatic will be put above MagiskGOD fer and guardian
who in the staff is making this list again???
2017-01-07 20:03:56
they won't be in, no way 2 months worth of performances are enough to be here.. Or maybe and I'll be disappointed as fuck
2017-01-07 20:05:33
wtf u mean

stewie and autimatic don't have what to do on this list
2017-01-07 20:06:25
No NA players are going to be in top20.
2017-01-07 20:13:41

2017-01-08 06:40:03
No Elige, no NA players.
2017-01-08 14:13:53
we'll see
2017-01-08 16:39:26
He is not even in top30 this year. 19th player has faaaar better LAN scores than Elige.

Elige: https://gyazo.com/4f30d171000fb3aa2d587d63a444fd98

Fnx: https://gyazo.com/b86fbb3123eaa1421c31afdf8c29cac9
2017-01-08 16:47:19
are you serious...? they will not be in top20 at all lol...
2017-01-07 20:22:12
Easily top 5 next year if he keeps up.
I'd have rated him lower.
2017-01-07 20:04:19
good player
2017-01-07 20:05:05
wtf? TOP 14??? hltv are you kidding me?

He deserves a 10-12th place imo.
2017-01-07 20:05:20
2017-01-08 13:21:54
i dont understand how this guy can be higher than fer in the top list, he only play well the last half of the year, and it's not even close to achievements.
2017-01-07 20:05:21
magiskboy over fer and fnx on a ranking based on team achievements mostly?, or am I missing something and this year HLTV changed something on their aproach to the ranks?

But tbh, I haven't followed the scene in 2k16 at all... so I might be missing something from magiskboy this year, he was okay in 2k15 tho.

Post edited 2017-01-07 20:07:47
2017-01-07 20:06:03
What a joke. How the fck he will be lower ranked than overrated choker BOT device?
2017-01-07 20:06:34
you have so much hate to device is just unbelievable, is it in the water in Jordan?
2017-01-07 20:09:39
Device is going to be 2nd or 3rd, you just have to deal with it. hehe xD
2017-01-07 20:12:20
It's pathetic how retarded people are to think that he really deserves top3
2017-01-07 20:13:54
It's other way around. The people who think he is not in top3 are retarded.
2017-01-07 20:15:57
are you dumb? he was consistently good in astralis even though his entire team were slumping and now he is still good. ofcourse he deserves a top 3.
2017-01-07 20:25:25
Consistently good? Good stats =/= good player.
2017-01-07 20:26:10
Thats how the ranking system work. Stats and titles.
2017-01-07 20:27:28
Thats why it's retarded
2017-01-07 20:28:32
You're the one saying he doesn't deserve top 3 when you know how it works. Based off of that alone he deserves top 5.
2017-01-07 20:30:04
not deserve
2017-01-07 20:06:45
2017-01-07 20:06:46
2017-01-07 20:07:33
what? magisk>fer? XDDD

Post edited 2017-01-07 20:12:55
2017-01-07 20:08:06
not deserved but expected from danish site
2017-01-07 20:08:07
Congratz dude!

We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2017-01-07 20:10:45
2017-01-07 20:11:37
2017-01-07 20:12:48
Magisk 2016> fer, fnx, dennis? OMG
This guy only played well at the end of the year being that he only won a title, even with SK playing equally bots they lost in the elegue.
2017-01-07 20:14:53
can you tell me how dennis deserves to be ranked higher? based on what? achievments where he was carried by olof? stats?
2017-01-07 20:31:45
check stats, dennis was fnatics carry 2016
2017-01-07 20:42:35
are you high or something? he had literally 2 good events

Post edited 2017-01-07 20:46:00
2017-01-07 20:45:15
2017-01-08 01:34:10
2017-01-08 02:23:50
these rankings suck ass, he literally did nothing in like 70% of the year
2017-01-07 20:15:01
Put magisk in front of players like dennis, fer, fnx is same thing as stewie put. Magisk and Stewie did not gain anything relevant. In the epicenter, only VP played well, the teams in crisis, in the ESL PRO LEAGUE SK had internal problems, and it was the autimatic was the great responsible for the title.
2017-01-07 20:17:29
and what exactly dennis did? its olof who has like every mvp title and who is behind fnatics achievments...and if you look at stats,no point to even continue in this discussion
2017-01-07 20:25:11
You can do that with all three tournaments LG/SK won lol.
2017-01-07 20:32:29
Top 5 this year mark my words
2017-01-07 20:19:58
consistently #1 in the team since SL invitational 1...

wow. well played, keep it up...
2017-01-07 20:20:14
hahahahaha "magiskboy won't be in this list" many retards said to me hahahahahhahaha this hltv ranking is a fucking joke. The last ranking they did should be 1-Olof 2-Flusha 3-GuardiaN...
2017-01-07 20:22:08
2017-01-07 20:23:14
2017-01-07 20:24:29
I expected him higher, but way too high I agree, considering he has attended less top tier events.

But this guy has had an incredible year, all of his stats are INSANELY high and he is consistent.

1.16 (rating 2.0) #1

Seeing him that low with his insane stats makes me think we'll see NiKo & kennyS next as they did not achieve anything either but have insane stats.
2017-01-07 20:24:46
"Didn't achieve anything either." Lol, KennyS did win some tourneys. Trash niko on the other side..
2017-01-07 20:48:34
He did not win anything apart the Gfinity cup but there were only 4 teams and the Game Show Global but the competition there wasn't that special either...

NiKo did win the Acer Predator Masters aswell... But it's the same shit, nothing special to be hyped about :P
2017-01-07 21:32:13
2017-01-07 20:26:29
He did it boys
2017-01-07 20:32:57
Almost fine. He should be in the top 10
2017-01-07 20:33:14
magisk <3
fr0z3n PogChamp
2017-01-07 20:42:10
he's so good. Deserved, next year he will be even much
2017-01-07 20:42:54
yay frozen
2017-01-07 20:45:46
1.16 Rating (#1)

how? device and cold
2017-01-07 20:50:28
cold is prob #2 highest rated with the new rating system.

device might be #4 or #5.
2017-01-07 21:43:21
Called it :) Sick player! He will keep rising up this list.

Post edited 2017-01-07 20:52:27
2017-01-07 20:52:15
2017-01-07 20:56:37
nice!good player
2017-01-07 20:56:38
Them stats. If only he didn't start so late into the year.
2017-01-07 21:05:34
1 cold
2 simple
3 fallen
4 device
5 forest
6 shox
7 snax
8 apex
9 config
10 scream
11 stewie
12 rain
13 niko

thats how is going to be. mark my words
2017-01-07 21:07:00

2017-01-07 21:17:01
-rain +flusha

And maybe -apex +kennyS/rain

Post edited 2017-01-07 21:21:35
2017-01-07 21:21:02
there will be no stewie his rating is crap and c9 was trash only good 2 months, i doubt konfig will be in this list, if magiskboy is 14 the star of the team doubt that konfig could be higher with worse performance, apex (lol) ? but no kennys ? no comments, olof and flusha is definetly in top 20
2017-01-07 23:44:03
I don't see olof and flusha in top 20 if Dennis is only #20 this year otherwise this hltv ranking is fucked up

dennis is better than flusha and was better than olof since Columbus

also, k0nfig is next because he played the whole year very well and was instrumental in dignitas good results
2017-01-08 06:51:09
simple as number two always triggers me :DDD he shouldnt be in top10
2017-01-08 01:30:22
Shox #1?
2017-01-07 21:11:48
2017-01-07 21:20:20
gj magisk
i like this guy
2017-01-07 21:21:01
ez for the danes
2017-01-07 21:30:52
Well deserved
2017-01-07 21:32:26
gogo Hellboy
2017-01-07 21:40:15
Again I don't know where you are getting your stats or how you're filtering it but when you go on Magiskb0Y's profile and filter by 2016 & LANs, here is what you get :

84.4 ADR
0.78 KPR
38% surviving

However in the article you have these :
85.4 ADR
37% surviving

It's hard to make decent predictions with analysis if we can even get the same stats (even though you said that two stats are about to get introduced onto the site, here we're talking about something we can check!).

He has even higher stats in your ranking but is only #14, I wonder where is k0nfig!
2017-01-07 21:41:59
If Magisk played better than k0nfig this year (I think he did) then k0nfig won't be on list, because he must have been lower and there are no places to fill now :<

That's what I think.
2017-01-07 21:49:18
if konfig will be higher than magisk, i will be mad. magisk will be one of the best if not best
2017-01-08 00:04:05
Tgwri1s - HLTV.org
Why would you doing prediction with analysis be something we want or care about when it comes to our ranking that we try to present slowly and thoroughly? :) Just enjoy it as a tribute to the 20 players we selected, that's all it's supposed to be.

Besides, it was mentioned in the Introduction plus it is the same every year - we select certain events that count for the top 20 and stats shown are from those events. It wouldn't make sense to include small LANs like MAX5 Invitational or others that didn't affect the big picture.
2017-01-08 03:22:24
Were you more flexible for this ranking than last year's regarding number of events players took part in ? I mean, last year coldzera was not considered despite playing (great at) 4/7 2015 big events while mag1skb0y attended 5/15 in 2016. It seems obvious when it is put this way but I simply wonder if there are other reasons I do not see, it's not any criticism ^^
2017-01-08 10:09:24
Well, it's part of your website gathering all these stats and exposing it to your public.
Why bother having all these stats & filters if you do not care about people trying to establish their guess to your top20 ?

It's for all your content people are here on HLTV, not just for some articles and upcoming matches. You should accept it as it is and enjoy all the energy the community is deploying around this top20 (ppl created guess games with points, some other predictions with open discussion, some other tried to pre-analyse it, some other are trying to figure out who are these 20 players who made it without caring about the order of appearance, etc...).

It wasn't to offend you at all in the first place, it was a real question on how you did your stats gathering as we don't come up with the same. Also I'm curious about how you are calculating the contribution %. The stat shown on the "comparison" page does have lower %.

2017-01-08 11:20:40
I was right
2017-01-07 21:49:32
2017-01-07 21:55:19
beast player

hope he keeps improving
2017-01-07 22:10:01
For me, magiskboy is top5
2017-01-07 22:15:18
Thought he was higher
2017-01-07 22:18:24
In this boys case the rating reminds me mm :) Unless a team wins you wont be recognized as a skilled individual
2017-01-07 22:38:12
#1 rating 2.0? Doesnt coldzera have a better rating than that in 2016?
2017-01-07 22:43:15
cold is #2 with the new rating but both of them are really close because they almost share the same stats.

coldzera might have 1.15 rating 2.0
2017-01-07 22:54:50
Nicolai> coldzero , but coldzero played better 1st half, so he is top1 in 2016
2017-01-07 23:01:40
Cold won 2 majors mvp of both of them that means a lot more than just stats.
2017-01-08 02:44:25
what place will be konfig?
2017-01-07 22:45:14
he will be the next one :D
2017-01-07 23:02:37
nice joke hltv, fer 15 and magisk 14 ? haha, danish admin
2017-01-07 22:50:54
Can't you see all these crazy stats ?
Jesus, so many blind fanboys!

If he had attended more events he would have been easily top5.
2017-01-07 22:56:06
2017-01-07 23:16:31
MagiskBoy destroy your fer easy,fer not will be at top20 next year
2017-01-07 22:58:56
Are you braindead? Legit question.
2017-01-07 23:17:55
2017-01-08 15:40:33
how can you be so blind fanboy smh
2017-01-07 23:29:52
kek sk best train in world kek astralis-sk ecs kek
2017-01-08 05:48:20
2017-01-08 00:04:47
2017-01-08 00:38:57
Became a fan during the year, great player.
2017-01-08 01:09:48
He is one of the best
2017-01-08 01:18:05
And he is still in school crazy
2017-01-08 03:00:35
magiskboy is top5 tbh
2017-01-08 03:19:44
should be higher up, would like to see who they deem better than him
2017-01-08 04:38:22
plays well for 3 months = top 20 player

2017-01-08 04:56:30
well in his current form he is a top 20 player lol
2017-01-08 05:03:53
a """"""2016""""" ranking doesn't work like that. That's a joke.
2017-01-08 05:05:26
He started playing good in March with SK, then he joined Dignitas in August, so thats alone in Dignitas for 5 months.
2017-01-08 14:17:12
3 months ? Are you new ?
2017-01-08 11:21:53
No. That's a fact.

Are YOU new?
2017-01-09 01:29:06
He played well in SK too, get your fact straight.
If you think he was good only for three months, you're either new or blind.
2017-01-09 13:27:54
well deserved
2017-01-08 05:50:04
2017-01-08 06:03:30
I hope there is a UK player in the top 10 this year, seems like we haven't had one in awhile now. Maybe Allu or FGB might be in the top 10 for UK.

What you guys think?
2017-01-08 06:12:31
I’ll have two number 9s, a number 9 large, a number 6 with extra dip, a number 7, two number 45s, one with cheese, and a large soda.
2017-01-09 14:27:29
Ez for emil rape
2017-01-08 06:30:42
without his exams he is top 10 :D
2017-01-08 07:28:08
n1 bad luck brian all the best for your future :D
2017-01-08 07:46:09
Frozen, next year in top20 ?.. lol, maybe yes, maybe no, I don't know... anyway that would be pleasure for Slovak e-Sport
2017-01-08 14:39:27
meteoritic rise. GG
2017-01-08 17:09:28
So config is like top 10. GJ aijiskboui
2017-01-08 18:12:01
I posted a Q&A with Magisk that answers a lot of questions here:

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