First of all people who say the awp is "op" cant correctly use utility and dry peek everything so when they play against people who have a fucking brain they claim the weapon is "op"
So let's look at the best awpers in the game
S1mple best player on navi even when he was using a rifle
Device arguably the second best player on the team with the rifle
KennyS is the second best player on G2 but is in a bit of a slump rn (more on that later)
Zywoo (same thing for simple)
Watch any tier 1 team and how they deal with an awper and how little space they give the awper, if he misses once and repeeks against people who are actually good hes fucking dead bro that's why an awper on a bad day (kenny his last 5 games) provide such little impact and at times find way more impact with a rifle than with an awp,
Another thing is these idiots act as if the awp is unstoppable, literally every awper in a 1vX picks up a rifle not to mention how much impact an entry fragger or just any rifler in general could bring, arguably more than an awp, (G2's games during RTR)
And in terms of the awp is "easy to use" bullshit, why the fuck do teams only have 2 players who are good with an awp?
The gun is extremely flawed it's easy to trade, it's almost 5k when you only get 100$ as the kill reward, it's useless in close range scenarios (some exceptions)