device is not a top 1 contender, a few years ago he would have been, but now the rating is basically all that matters.
So it's either Zywoo or s1mple, probably Zywoo for now.
In 2014 kennyS was by far the best player in the world and was single-handedly carrying Titan and ended up being 6th or something like that because his team was shit and he didn't win anything. In 2014, device would have easily been #1.
But they changed the way they do the ranking, last year, device was below s1mple despite winning everything and s1mple winning nothing, and even worse, dupreeh was below electronic despite having the same rating, just because electronic had a higher rating at majors... even though dupreeh won the majors.
Nowadays, titles don't count anymore in the HLTV ranking, and unless they change it back to how it was before, device will be #3 at best.
The rankings will also raise a question about activity. device and s1mple have played so little in 2019 that they don't even appear in some HLTV stat rankings, unlike Zywoo and Elige who have played a lot, I guess playing a lot should also be a factor.