Golden isn't underrated, Yekindar is
Top 1 igl in NA Steel
Best igl in nambla history
Gla1ve karrigan golden rest are overrated wannabe "fragging" igls (stanislaw, nitr0) or washed up igls (fallen)
Right now, it has to be Hunden. Just look at MAD Lions/Trickeds results in 2019-2020.
Fallen best IGL; Legendary IGL.
KARRIGAN IN TOP 3 IGL'S NOW !
karrigan, Hunden, gla1ve, golden, stanislaw, maybe tabsen if he still leads big
Zeus was the best igl who beat astralis
Excluding gla1ve I say Karrigan, golden and nitro.
Edit - if we talking about current time
Karrigan cuz he always made teams and beat his old ones with them
I really like AZR his fragging may be bad but his style of calling works for his team and really lets players like jks and gratisfaction shine but he could work on being more structured but maybe that would the team
Karrigan is still a VERY GOOD IGL imo, Every team he has controlled has gotten far. He's great at making good players, play even better
flusha washed up AXAXAXXAXAX
Bit early but maybe Tabsen
Imo there are only a few igl's who can really hurt astralis consistently. Someone like stanislaw or even niko (hate to say it cuz he isnt real igl) ( btw i dont think niko is a good igl but i gotta admit that with the firepower his team has in theory, sometimes everything just falls into pieces and faze just randomly wins a tournament like its nothing, but they can also drop out in last place at most tournaments ) to some sense can maybe beat astralis sometimes if they are able to ride the momentum with the insane firepower their team has. The best igls are the ones who are able to win against the top teams ( in this case astralis) consistently. ATM there are only 2 of them imo: GOLDEN and Karrigan. golden can really make use of insanely smart players like flusha or jw, while also unleashing the insane firepower in krimz and brollan. karrigan is able to basically make talented players top 20 or top 10 players within no time, while also being very good at knowing the opponents. Those 2 imo have the best chances to take the crown of best igl in the world imo.
Karrigan ofc. also hunden aka dog. Danish igls best. Its sad that they are not very good individually :(
Evaluation on this is hard.
The ideal IGL have to be a combination on pure brain, innovation and the ability to take the best out of eventual weak spots together with consistent frag ability.
Some years ago, we would put aside the frag ability just for the pleasure to see brains like Pronax or Happy working inside the game. Nowadays, it's good to see guys like glave (although I do not like his style) or karrigan staying not far away from their other values.
However, if someone get a true ratio, based in numbers as well as strategies built from scrap, I would have to say that both nexa and btnet, would have very nice positions on any table ...
Nowadays karrigan is at top of his form.
Tier 1 igl=Gla1ve, Karrigan.
arT from Furia
He's good at fragging a a really good IGL
Golden, Karrigan or Lekr0
ATM gla1ve, Golden and karrigan.
FalleN, HUNDEN, AZR, NiKo, arT, ALEX and Boombl4, if work hard on improving their strats can be very good
karrigan, Golden, Aleksib, ALEX, imo tarik can lead better than stan
Hunden or Karrigan and I am not saying that because I am danish but Karrigan is great at making Strats up on the spot and hunden is amazing at helping young players (Kerrigan as well) only problem is their fragging power but those 2 are the greatest igl's other than gla1ve
Aleksib was imo a top 3 igl when he still played in ENCE but not sure if he's gonna be as good as he was in an international team like OG.