First I would like to make it clear; this list is not about players who play for the best teams, like Astralis. As a tea they are level above everyone right now, but their players as an invidually are not even near the very top players at the terms of invidually skill.
You may think why is there no dev1ce in the list. So I'll explain it here too. For me dev1ce is not even close the top players at the terms of raw invidually skill. You already maybe have noticed Astralis playing style is pretty boring ( Don't understand me wrong, the is nothing bad about playing '' boring style '' ) but have you noticed dev1ce playing style? He always keeps just easy corners, does not really take too much risks by overpeeking etc. He just holds corners. Again, there is nothing wrong about that playstyle. But for me he is pretty overrated player.
If you watch Astralis vs Vitality / NaVi, after the game you try to remember some crazy flicks by devve, you probably remember nothing about him game as invidually, due to that fact devve has again just holded corners and does not need any crazy flicks to get the kills. But meanwhile you start to think about opponents star player; s1mple or ZyWoo, they have scored like 10 crazy flicks in the past match.
TL;DR Devve is not so good when you compare him to players such as s1mple, ZyWoo, Woxic at the terms of raw invidually level.
Top 20 players in 2020
1. s1mple - Is there any need to give further explanation? s1mple is s1mple. Like it or not, Oleksandr '' S1mple '' Kostyliev will always be better than your favourite player. His working mentality is just from other galaxy. The guy has already won first MVP of the year, Blast Premier Spring Series MVP. Hope S1mple start playing AWP role again after Guardian gets his funeral wedding.
2. NiKo - For me, he got robbed last year by not making it into the top 10. The raw skill which this guy keep inside him is absolutely monsterous. What is blocking him to become the most powerful rifler is he himself. He has absolutely too big ego. He should stop being IGL and let either Olof take the role or replace Broky ( I have nothing against him, I just can't see FaZe kicking rain or olof instead of him ) for proper IGL. I think that roster change will happen after Rio Major, when there are more players in market.
3. aleksib - We have already seen hes influence so far after ENCEs low falling into Dreamhack open quality team. aleksib is the world best IGL and when it comes to best fragging IGLs, there are not too many to be compared to aleksi. I would say only gla1ve and Fallen can be compared to aleksi at the terms of fragging. BlameF too but hes IGL skills are pretty questionable so don't really count him at same category as such a legendary players like Fallen, gla1ve and aleksib.
4. electronic - After Liquid vs NaVi game at the end of 2019, where electronic dropped god tier performance with like 40 kills, It was sure I can't count him out of top 5. This guy is capable to shadow even the G.O.A.T himself at some times, doesn't that tell enough how good he is?
5. ropz - The pride of Estonia himself. The biggest reason behind mousesports newcoming. There is big danger that he has to go Estonia army, which could have big influence to his career. Hopefully he get rid of it. May the force be with you ropz.
6. f0rest - He is like Cristiano Ronaldo, the age doesnt affect shit on him. He is at hes late 30's and he still manages to deliver whole NiP. The day F0rest retires will be one of the saddest days for our Counter strike community. Let's all remember, f0rest will retire at this decade so let's all stop comparing him to likes like NEO, Get-Retired etc. and just enjoy f0rest while we still can. For f0rest and NEO dropping 30 bombs in map was always expectation, there will become time when dropping 30 bombs constantly will become life time achievment.
7. TACO - Gotta reveal you somenthing funny, with my friends we often call TACO '' Mr. CS:GO '' don't know why. I have some back story behind choosing TACO as 7th. When me and my sister were young, like 10 years old we needed babysitter while our parents went to watch some volleyball so they hired TACO in some random internet website.
We had fun with TACO as babysitter all day long but I felt so much anger inside him, so I forced him to go clean our toilet, which teached him some humility. With this humility, learned by me and my sister he become loyal bait to Coldzera
8. ablej - Some people may call him '' disablej '' but for me ablej is one of the most powerful rifler. We have seen FURIAs down falling after ablej got benched. He got 5 year contract, doesn't that tell enough how good he is?
9. Kjaerbye - This guy aim is special, you can clearly see the shake in the aim. With North rebranding and MSL homecoming, I really can't see nothing to stop him achieve big things this year.
10. zehn - I started to follow Jesse's career closely after Starladder Berlin Minor qualifiers. With his team NoChance ( current GodSent ) they did almost impossible and reached the minors, most likely because Jesse '' Zehn '' (a.k.a Ez4Hoitelija) Linjala. Ofcourse it is team game but you can't be noticed zehn's influence in this lineup. He has the biggest FACEIT elo in Europe. I'm not gonna put maikelele to this list, but I think this is great place to give shoutout mention to him. Maikele you are good player.
11. Cooper - The star player of eUnited. They almost beated ENCE in ESL One New York and cooper was one of the mainstars behind this masterclass. This guy is one of the only persons, who could fight against BlameF muscles and win the fight.
Tbh, Cooper is my man crush. You can call me biased by picking this guy in this list but I really dont care.
12. olofmeister - I love this guy! Whenever I see this guy, it puts smile on my face. Without careerending injury to his wrist, could have become greatest of all time. Remember guys, Greatness is not just about being best. It is about consistency, legacy.
13. Taz - Without ever meeting him in real life, I would still say this guy is one of the nicest person in earth, if not the nicest. Just watch the '' Emotional CS:GO moments '' clips in youtube. This guy has one of the biggest hearts in the world.
14. Disco Doplan - He plays currently for the new Smash eSports lineup, and this guy ingame nickname is so funny so I could'nt ignore him while making this list. Hope Smash does good this year, even tho they did dirty to ex-NoChance lineup (current GodSend)
15. BnTet – I was pretty much forced to pick this man to this list, if I don’t want to get death threats by Poland people. BnTet is one of the best polish players currently. He has massive amount firepower to give hes team and also big brains to use as an igl, he is pretty much perfect player.
16. ZyWoo – I know, I know. You expected him to be top in top 10. Guess what? He is not there. If he wants to become best player in the world I demand him to become fit, otherwise you have no place in my top 10 Mr. ZyWoo.
17. fer – This guy literally owns Mirage. Have you seen his parkour jumps from Catwalk to Window, it seems like he trying to simulate monkeys. Hes playing style gives me pure joy to my face. With insane aim and good gamesense, I gave mr. fer ranking 17 this time.
18. NBK – The second ingame leader in new OG lineup. He plays shit positions as a support player so I don’t expect him to do miracles but he always does what hes team needs and even more. This guy have never let me down.
19. ottond – Just wow. This guy with the awp. Ok I gotta admit I really didn’t like otto before berlin major, he felt pretty much arrogant person but now I’ve watch some hes games and read some interviews by him, he is good person and such a great player. Deserves better team tho…
20. NAF – Is there any NAF subs twitch chat? :D yeah, just joking.. but tbh this guy is the only Lulquid player I have even little respect. For me he feels pretty humble guy.