TOP 20 GOATs - CALCULATED (2012-2018)
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One of the most popular and controversial questions in the current scene is one which has been debated about for years now: who is the Greatest Of All Time?
Many have attempted to create a list like that, but rarely is it unbiased or accurate at all, since it's hard to find the perfect balance between individual and team achievements by personal judgement.
But there is one thing which completely ignores bias - maths!
So, I think I have been able to create the formula for calculating the Greatest Of All Time.
- Explaining the "GOAT formula"
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First, let me explain how it works.
The first and the most important component of the formula is so called 'R' component.
It uses the most anticipated part of the HLTV - Top 20 Players Ranking.
The way to calculate points for the rating was subtracting the placement of the player on every list he appeared at and multiplying it by the amount of times the player appeared on Top20 lists overall.
R = N * (21*N - (Z1 + Z2 ... + Z6)), where Zn is the placement of the player on a certain list, N is the total amount of appearances on the list.
For example, let's calculate JW's "R" component:
1. JW placed on the Top 20 lists three times (2013-2015), therefore N = 3
2. His placements from 2013 to 2015 are #8, #5 and #10, therefore Z1 = 8, Z2 = 5, Z3 = 10
3. Now let's calculate:
R = N * (21*N - (Z1 + Z2 + Z3))
R = 3 * (21*3 - (8 + 5 + 10))
R = 3 * (63 - 23)
R = 3*40
So, JW's R = 120, which means he will get 120 points for the ranking.
Now, the other components are Mv, M and MMv:
Mv = N, is the amount of MVPs received, which means every MVP is worth 1 point.
M = 3*N, is the amount of Major trophies, which means every Major is worth 3 points.
MMv = 5*N, is the amount of Major MVPs, which means every Major MVP is worth 5 points.
Let's calculate coldzera's Mv, M and MMv, as an example:
1. coldzera won 6 MVPs, so Mv = 6
2. coldzera won 2 Majors, so M = 3*2 = 6
3. coldzera won 2 Major MVPs, so MMv = 5*2 = 10
So, his Mv, M and MMv add up to 22 points for the ranking.
Conclusion: G = R + Mv + M + MMv, where G represents the amount of points a player gets.
Now, that you understand how this works, I can reveal the Top 20 GOATs of CS:GO!
[!] DISCLAIMER [!] - As the title suggests, it only includes numbers from 2012 to 2018, which means GuardiaN and NAF won't get an additional point for their MVPs in 2019.
1 | GuardiaN - 403 points
2 | device - 382 points
3 | kennyS - 322 points
4 | flusha - 233 points
5 | dupreeh - 227 points
6 | GeT_RiGhT - 225 points
7 | shox - 223 points
8 | f0rest - 219 points
9 | Snax - 214 points
10 | olofmeister - 192 points
11 | coldzera - 175 points
12 | s1mple - 158 points
13 | NiKo - 145 points
14 | JW - 136 points
15 | KRiMZ - 125 points
16 | NBK - 106 points
17 | FalleN - 78 points
18 | Happy - 62 points
19 | Xyp9x - 58 points
20 | fer - 55 points
Do you agree with the list? What do you agree or disagree on? Be sure to leave a comment!
And thank you for reading!