30% of s1mple's kills is useless, where he pushes way to much and dies and makes his team lose the rounds just to get that one extra frag. device is the #1
Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev takes the No.1 spot in our top 20 ranking of 2018, powered by EGB.com, after a historic year in which he was ahead of the pack by almost every metric and hit peak levels never witnessed before.
s1mple's numbers speak for themselves and leave no room for debate as to who deserved to sit at the top of the ranking. He was by far the highest-rated player of 2018 at Big Events (1.34), standing out in practically every way and on both sides, averaging the best T-side rating (1.34) and the second-best CT-side rating (1.33).
The Ukrainian prodigy was ranked first for frags (0.87 kills per round), damage (87.4) and KDD (+1107), and had the third-lowest deaths per round ratio (0.59). He was simultaneously the best at opening up rounds, boasting the highest opening kills per round ratio at 0.14 and the highest opening duel success at 64.9%, and the second-best at closing them when left alone, racking up 75 clutches, only two fewer than Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth.
s1mple had no match in terms of consistency, however you look at it: round-to-round (76.0% KAST), map-to-map (86.5% of maps with above-average ratings) and event-to-event (1.19+ ratings at every tournament).
It is important to note that s1mple maintained a very high level in the latter stages of tournaments with a 1.30 playoff rating and a 1.27 Big Event final rating, both of which the highest of any player in the world.
For his efforts, he collected six MVP medals and was named the EVP on four occasions. That is not the most in 2018, but he made up for the "lack" of individual awards with the sheer dominance he exerted during his peak performances, namely at DreamHack Masters Marseille, StarSeries Seasons 4 and 5, and ESL One Cologne, as well as with his overall high base level of form. This can be seen from the fact that his worst events would be among the best for most of the contenders who made the top 20 in 2018.
All in all, it was a historic year that likely ranks as the best ever by any player in Counter-Strike history in a calendar year, and that could not have been recognised in any other way than with the No.1 spot in this ranking.
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nah device never had a chance because astralis flopped at the first major
don't let these autistic s1mple fans distract you from the fact that s1mple deserved it
AHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH wipe tears ecov2ce fan
Just world hates CIS and doesn't can admit that CIS (Russia, Ukraine, Belarussia) the best.
Sorry, america fanboys ;((
top3 player has better stats than top2 :D :D :D overrateDEV1CE
+1 major win+most MVPs+having an era > better stats
why this thread is yellow???????? 0_o
If we rate by achievements dev1ce is #1 because his team won more events. But if we rate as an individual player s1mple is better.
if ecovice train 1 year and s1mple quit cs maybe he will be got same skill
1. tarik 2. s2mple 3. d3vice
very good fangay astralis
If we dont take into account MVP's and tournament wins and solely look at stats (big tournaments only) it would actually be:
In your dreams.
P.S. Cry is free
Hate to say it but
Fukin name check out! :DDD