I didn't read this but device #1
But cold still had a higher rating
Dev1ce is gonna be number one for sure.
? your logic says s1 is top1
s1mple deserve it way more than ecovice
i dont know why so many people think s1mple will be number 1
device has more mvp's and has won more this year
s1mple is a better player when it comes to skill but the list isnt about that
if device does get #1 its because of HLTV bias.
Top 20 Players implies individual skill. Device has consistently been below s1mple. The only reason he would be in contention is because of achievements, but those are as a whole team. Device did not carry Astralis. He was a part of the best team in the world. Imo he should have been 3rd or 4th. Electronic and NiKo have been better individuals than him.
you are actually right, if s1mple get first place i will be really surprised, even tho s1mple being way better than dev1ce
Bro , really? 1.34 vs 1.25 rating 2.0 ! Same mwp awards ! S1 top 1!
its just a matter of opnion at this point we already discussed a lot about this (besides the fact that s1mple fanboys cant see our points)
if rating and highlights is what makes you the #1 csgo player of the world yeah s1mple #1
if contribuing to your team winning tournaments make your the #1 csgo player of the world yeah device #1
Dev1ce is great. He is oftentimes seen by many as the best on Astralis, however, I think him and dupreeh are just the same skillwise and impactwise. They both certainly deserve a solid spot in the top 5!
When we move into the decision of who the best player in the world is, questions arise.
Let's move over to football for a moment to compare what we're witnessing here. Modric won this years ballon d'or, which achievementwise is justifiable. But the price is supposed to be handed out to the BEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR which in my not so proffessional opinion should undoubtebly go to either Messi or Ronaldo.
I can easily draw comparisons from football to the csgo scene. Dev1ce being ''Modric'' while S1mple and Niko being Messi and Ronaldo.
So based on achievements this year Dev1ce could be a worthy winner even though I think the price should be handed out to the best individually skilled player in the esport which in eyes is S1mple!
S1mple is Messi - Dev1ce is Modric.
I pick S1mple ;)
Its a player list, not a team one.
we are choosing or rather HLTV is the best PLAYER in 2018.
So, by that logic, s1mple had a better year invidually. Higher ratings in all aspects, devve has only one more MVP, but if we take into consideration the year astralis had and the year navi had, thats also in simple's favor, cuz lets face it, navi cant do shit without s1 and elec being on fire, and even then they need either one of the remaining guys to step it up a bit.
Playing for Astralis and winning more should not matter,cuz the level astralis was that year was a level above everyone else, so winning more as a part of that team shouldnt be a key factor. s1mple was a beast this year and hopefully will be years to come. s1mple is my number 1 for this year, and hopefully hltv will do the right choice,
same way modric won the ballon d'or, he had a better year with his teams, but no fucking way he deserved that, cuz messi is uncomparable to anyone(small comparison)
I rest my case.
If krimz is #9(stats) and xyp9x is #13(wins) - s1mple is #1, device is #2.
For all of you guys that say that s1mple is gonna be #1, you are actually really wrong.
Let's talk about the past few years #1, #2 . In 2017 NiKo had an excellent year in my opinon with great overall performance on big events and so on. That year he won 4 events with FaZe and ahieved good things with them. coldzera had almost the same ratings throgh the year, but won more events (8 double than the NiKo's 4) with SK back in the day (2017). Ok, I was huge fan of NiKo and I still am, if I HAD TO CHOOSE I would have picked him, because I liked him more than cold, but at the end the player with the more won tournaments/events won and it is kinda legit if you ask me even tough NiKo was great too.
Luminosity/ SK had a great year winning overall 4 events and also coming from nowhere in the CS:GO scene. 2 of them were majors and if you gys remember both #1 and #2, coldzera and FalleN respetively had an exceptional year (coldzera was a little bit better, I mean FalleN is the IGL so it is obvious), but they were both great so that's it #2 and #1. #3 was device who was playing great, but didn't win that much that year only winning 1 event with Astralis, getting 3,4 place at one major and also 1/4 at the other. #4 was s1mple and #5 Snax who both had a great year in terms of individual performances, but at the end didn't have that much good placnings in 2016.
It is this, which is the truth if you ask me, so that's why device deserves to be first this year. I mean s1mple deserves it too, but not that much if you ask me.
Now for a second let's say that S1MPLE WILL BE #1: OK! And what? Is he going to do something notable this year at least? Will it matter at the end? Astralis are going to keep on winning that year and maybe the following too and what is s1mple going to do with hs #1?
So that's what I wanted to say, I hope device will be firsta, but I won't cry if he isn't, it is just that I believe that you should win to be first and that's it guys. Please tell me your oppinions guys below!
If Niko had 1.34 rating in 2017 he would have been top1 for sure
do we choose best player in the world or best player in best team in the world?
s1mple is first player ,who win the MVP without title
S1mple #1 that huge explanation just went out the window lol