I'm not saying he will be there, I'm saying he should be there in terms of overall performance.
You're one of the most biased users I've ever seen, you just straight up hate certain players for no reason. Probably think NiKo carries FaZe all the time and ignore the fact that rain has not had a single bad tournament in 2017, even the 0-3 major he performed very well.
And why does HLTV hate him, if you have to ask that you haven't paid attention. In 2015, rain was a top 10 player, insane performance all year long and he didn't get a top 20 spot. He has not gotten any MVPs besides insane performance in many tournaments, even worse than that if you check any post game summary by HLTV on FaZe, it's never rain. Even if he gets multiple 4k's and completely carries, it's always NiKo's single 3k that gets the mention for being the sole factor that won them the game. HLTV sucks NiKo's dick harder than his fanboys.