I would say yes. Judging by Zywoo's recent performance, he probably has way more potential than KennyS. Maybe because i personally think kennys is extremely overrated, but kennyS needs to be more stable.
kennyS is a better AWPer, but overall ZywOo beats kennyS.
kennyS in his prime was a better AWPer but Zywoo is just insane overall, so better because of that.
KennyS created his own meta with the AWP before the nerf... ZywOo is godlike now, but he wouldn't touch KennyS before the AWP nerf and those who understand just how KennyS was would agree with me immediately.
Watch any old Titan clip for raw evidence of this.
kenny is not cheating tho.
Kenny in Prime = Zywoo right now
No one was as good as kennyS in terms of AWP when he was in his prime. Zywoo is undoubtedly talented and although he is very good with the AWP and rifles, i don't think we will see anyone as good with the AWP as kennyS was in his prime.
Zywoo is completely untested so it isn't a fair comparison. Once he's played big lans against the best teams then we can judge him.
He CERTAINLY had the potential but we haven’t seen him against real top10 teams yet. I believe he could be a loving legend like GTR NEO and Pasha
KennyS was only good when Happy told him "don't play awp you are bad"
So easy 4 Zywoo
cmon bois, zywoo is sick but he has to be tested properly. 1 lan and major qualifier wont cut it. Needs to play a few t1 events before we can start comparing
They nerfed a weapon solely because of KennyS. And zywoo hasnt proven himself yet vs top teams.
Zywoo has huge potential and is Definately shining in the French scene.
Is this with HLTV 2.0 rating or HLTV 1.0 rating?
well, kenny had a HUGE potential and was really insane until they nerfed the awp. The global playstyle has changed aswell, teams are constantly renewing their plays/roles and game approach, which therefore ends up affecting the players since they have to adapt.
Their potential can be judged by considering how much they evolved and how constant they've been/are. It can also be judged by how well they understand the game etc. In that regard, we can't really judge zywoo yet since he just started to play at this level recently. Potential isn't just raw talent, it's basically your ability to sit back, think and improve your playstyle etc. It's also the ability to use your strong points properly and to use them for your team's benefits.
Kenny had loads of raw skills back then, he quickly evolved to become a dominant awper which would be crucial and decisive in most matches. He definitely had loads of potential considering how well he would understand the game and use his strong points for his team's benefits.
Zywoo seems to have loads of raw skills aswell but his playstyle is totally different and i personally belive that kennys had more talent in that regard. When it comes to potential, i believe that zywoo will struggle in a few months once the teams he'll face will come up with anti zywoo strats/setups and got adapted to his playstyle (he's that impactful because is playstyle isn't something the actual pros are used to). Then he will have to sit back and find out how he can break through this and keep on being the heavy fragger that he is, then we will be able to truly judge his potential (even though he has a huge potential already).
But at this point (let's suppose i'm talking about early 2012 kenny and early vitality zywoo), back at their debuts i would say that kennys had slightly more potential than zywoo.
zywoo is WAY better
he is more complete, understand the rotations more, can support way better, etc
old kennys when he was the best in the game, was cuz of broken awp, and the meta could be abused by him overpeeking everywhere, he was faster than everybody, so he could go ham in a crazy way
look kennys now, he cant adapt to the new metas, play conservative etc, he still really good, but not even close to old kenny
zywoo is way more complete, fresh, and will be better than kennys for now on by far!