Well tbf a few of those "undeserved" MVPs that Device earned were at events FaZe couldn't even get past quarter finals at so if NiKo is so amazing etc he didn't really do a good job showing it last year it's kind of hard to compare a player like Device who made it deep in basically almost every event he played in and has stats from semi/finals etc vs a guy where most of his stats in from group stage.
for blind fucks who still think that dev1ce is top 1 : electronic higher that dupreeh, krimz, cold, guardian higher than xyp9x. Who can explain why? Because of stats. By following HLTV's logic s1mple 100% should be #1.
hltv does give justifications, moreso than overall stats, which i guess is what you were referring to.
'who can explain why?'.. Hltv did explain why and HOW. Again, they justified not only with overall stats, but the context within and more