You forgot degster, woro2k, 1mapala and daunkere
mantuu and valde for sure robbed
Remember the list is not rating the "best players" just added computer stats.
HLTV top 20 has very little to do with the top 20 best players of 2020..
HLTV do not use any human factors. its all computer coded.. its based on numbers, stats and such, and that will never show how much vallue a player gives a team in any sport, or how good he does it because some roles hurts your stats more, but overall gives more for the team.
HLTV top 20 is just about who scored highest on some stats a computer put together.
Its like rating a goal keeper and a forward and a defensive midfielder with the same stats, and based on the stats, a player that is worse and does less for his team can score higher stats.
People always make it sound like top 20 is about the best player of that year.
But its not.
its not like the football version where people vote for the one they think done best.
there is no objective look on HLTV top 20.
half or even more don't deserve to be in top 20
Jks, krimz and brehze didn't deserve, so do 80% of the people in the list you mentioned.
wtf is this list lol? 0/8
You must be on crack to write that xepa should be in top 20.
iits called top20,not top50
jks krimz brehze magisk dupreeh kscerato all undeserved spots
Agree on the last mentioned
As for the others, 0/8
Come on Vladik. Xeppa? Ax1le? Rufire? Kngv? Rez?
If they put Zywoo above S1mple it's officially a shit list
This list is absolutely disgraceful to the whole counter strike scene. How can you put 3 players from a region that is objectively weaker than EU in the top 20 but the IGL of a team who was nr1 (cadian) doesn't even make it, even though he put in the work both frag wise and in game leading? What is more, the writers actively try to sabotage the integrity of the pro scene. You can tell it if you read the articles.
It seems like someone was given five minutes to create a list that encompasses the whole world and has something for everyone. I wouldn't be surprised to see device nr 1 and simple as nr 3.
Before someone says "online doesn't count" - it does. If more than a year is played exclusively online, then it is legit. The situation being as it is, a good player and a good team will adapt to the more puggy aspects of competitive play online.
To conclude, I am absolutely disgusted with this top20 list and I would really advise for the HLTV staff to look into giving the writers the axe. It feels as though someone who doesn't care about the pro scene put it together.
sh1ro and broky better than most players, even players from top 10 list, like broky was out performing niko this year so hard, xantares beat niko this year many times
Hltv rankings was a joke all year long with Furia in the top 3 and EG top1 because they valued NA tournaments as much as EU ones,
was expected to get a trash top 20 as well
No Chinese or Australian players.
This list is a joke
All got robbed by NiP CEO and Robban, stolen paycheck, tournament money, disgusting
+1 on K0nfig being robbed
The guy's entry stats are absolutely nuts against top 5 teams!
Something like 49 opening kills and 47 opening deaths. Doesn't sound impressive when you first look at it, but when you consider that's against teams like Na'Vi, Vitality, Astralis, BIG, and Heroic at various peaks in the year, those are some insane numbers.
I can't argue more but almost all stats are based on 1 big event.... which is katowice which robbed/pushed the players that are not involved (just like sryson and xantares) Big didn't participate the event (not a big fan though) syrson should've been on the higher end of top 10 (maybe 7 or 8) .
k0nfig broky mantuu robbed
jks brehze and KRIMZ shouldn't be there
jks and brehze farm NA
KRIMZ 1.08 rating ???
zywho should have been at least 19. but i guess maybe next year. :^( rip
people care too much about this lmao
kids, the top20 rank dont translate to the best player
sometimes like when fnatic won everything and olof was way ahead of everyone, ok... hes clearly the top1, but outside that, is just people counting the KD, achievments etc, dont care THAT much about top20, cs is way more than that.
add s1mple to this list in advance
you must be on crack to think shox should be in top 20 he played dog for the first half of the year
20+ players got robbed?? who is supposed to make it to top20 then lol
deffo Xantares and Konfig for Krimz and Yurih, maybe Broky for Brehze
After watching all OG games this year, I feel atm valde is slightly overrated (at least against tier 1 opponents) and mantuu is overrated quite a lot despite playing a very good year (this guy was a RIFLER in tier 3 team when he was picked up, he was like 3rd or 4th name down a list NBK and Aleksi were checking).
In order to deserve a HLTV top20 spot a player has to shine in pure individual skill and I feel like in OG every player is benefiting from the excellent antistratting and structure of the IGL which is case of someone like Aleksib is a MASSIVE force multiplier to everyone. You all saw how sergej talents were utilized in ENCE and he would have been top10 player if Aleksib wasn't kicked in the middle of the year.
Unfortunately the online era has fucked up the NA scene completely, but make no mistake: During a normal LAN year a shit ton of NA players would be fully deserving of top20 position and neither mantuu nor valde would have any chances to get even close.
However the stupid corona situation has caused people to spam threads about players getting robbed who normally dont deserve top20 anyway. I agree fully that the list is controversial, but I have no doubt that NA is still chock full of players who are legitimately top20 material and not because their team happens to have a superstar IGL or they benefited from online era in other ways.
TLDR: I'm ok with the top20 results and think they are mostly fair (even furia players) even if the METHOD is disagreeable and wrong.