Device had 7 mvps and won almost all titles in 2018. S1mple had 6 mvps and won a few titles (2 or 3?) and yet he got 1st and device 2nd.
I believe they are looking at form (consistency) too. ZywOo and dev1ce are lightyears ahead of him, and s1mple and Magisk are also a bit ahead of elige (he only had like 3 good months this year)