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sh1ro demo review
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United States Vespurrr 
Although sh1ro is the "star AWPer" of this young Gambit squad and is obviously their highest rated player for their past few tournaments, after reviewing about 5 sh1ro demos in the EPL playoffs, I am here to explain why he does not belong to the elite tier AWP players yet (s1mple, zywoo, device, Jame) despite Gambit being a better team overall than NAVI, Astralis, Vitality, and VP in my opinion. Statistically, this is also true if you look at sh1ro very average impact ratings on HLTV. On T side, sh1ro plays super passive and just holds angle for aggressive CT peeks. If no peeks present themselves, sh1ro finds no impact early round. Mid round during executes, he is really good at trade fragging and can often trade effectively when ax1le or hobbit goes down on the entry. He is also good at winning clutches but his game sense during clutch situations really pale in comparison to when zywoo or s1mple is clutching. This should be pretty obvious when you do a side-by-side comparisons, s1mple and zywoo is rarely caught off guard during clutches and sometimes turn ridiculous situations around. Most of sh1ro's clutches actually rely heavily on his dead teammates' information, or sh1ro having distinct advantages, and all he had to do is just to win a 1v1 aim duels, which he certainly did not disappoint. Obviously there is one or two exceptions for me, but in my opinion his few "smart" clutches are not enough to really put him on the level of s1mple, zywoo, and clearly not 2018 Xyp9x. On CT side, sh1ro takes very passive angles and has the same protocols. In all honesty, he does the same 3/4 things every single round on CT side and it is just painful to watch. Check it out for yourself if you don't believe me, sh1ro has no impact early round on CT side unless someone runs into his crosshair when he is holding the most passive angle possible. Overall, sh1ro heavily rely on the rest of his teams (hobbit, nafany, ax1le proactive maneuvers) to find any impact at all, otherwise, the round is usually lost and sh1ro gets 1/2 consolation frags to pad his stats. This is also where sh1ro pales in comparison to Jame. Jame uses YEK1NDAR as his pawn and bait super well, however, if YEK1NDAR dies early, you will see Jame taking aggressive entries on both T and CT side, which is something that sh1ro never do on the demos that I've seen. As much as Jame likes to save when he is on the other side of the map, if Jame is at the right position, he isn't afraid to pretty much "entry" with the AWP. You see this on maps especially like inferno when Jame would walk up lane and peek site with AWP. However, sh1ro is capable of hitting nutty shots and very talented, but he will need to learn and adapt to really be on the level of the elite AWPers and prove that he is not just another fluke and will fall off once the other teams know how to play against you (example, syrsoN, every team knows how to play against him now and his ratings these past few months are awful compared to 2020)
2021-04-11 18:03
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2021-04-11 18:05
Tldr sh1ro baiter
2021-04-11 18:05
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#22
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Serbia LtN))
+1
2021-04-11 18:34
+1
2021-04-13 11:10
if it works and they get wins, then gg
2021-04-13 11:58
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It's all about the win indeed.
2021-04-13 12:08
sofa expert sh0r0 baiting OMEGALUL /closed
2021-04-11 18:05
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: D
2021-04-11 20:26
+1 BOT sh0r0 baiter and onliner
2021-04-13 11:10
does he cheat?
2021-04-11 18:06
Pile of non sense, just because he is not so aggressive awper as S1mple or Zywoo, doesn't mean he is any worse Take a look at Dev1ce for example. You won't see many flashy plays from him but he is reliable and that's what matter the most Upd- oh, you are NA, you can't even talk then. Having 0 t2 snipers in the whole region. OSee is somehow "ok" but not even Smooya level
2021-04-11 18:09
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device is not individually on the level as s1mple and zywoo
2021-04-11 18:36
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#26
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Russia Soawii
nobody says he is. but he can still play on their level from time to time without being too agressive
2021-04-11 18:38
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Nah I disagree honestly. I think on CT side, device and sh1ro can play on the same level as Zywoo and s1mple sometimes. But the difference really shows on the t side. Same with sh1ro. S1mple and Zywoo has soooooo much more impact on t side, it's really insane how they do it. They can completely carry their team on both t side and ct side. If their team is struggling on t sides, they can fully take it into their own hands and turn the game around. They're just on another level
2021-04-11 18:41
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Yes because T side is way more about setups etc. device commonly looks for picks by himself without any help, he's not running in to frag on flashed enemies or trading his teammates all the time. In fact I don't even think he should AWP on T side except dust2, train and sometimes nuke because he is way better in clutches and at trading with an AK in his hands. But you have to compare. device actually has better average stats on CT side than ZywOo and he's completely godlike, but on T side Astralis execute and device is rarely the focal point of their attack. You can see how crazy he can sometimes be if you just watch him play banana on inferno, he very often has 20 kill halves where he just 1v5s the enemy team.
2021-04-13 10:34
lul even Hiki is a better awper than sm00ya
2021-04-11 19:12
device is still far better then sh1ro
2021-04-11 20:17
and you are uk so your point is irrelevant then?
2021-04-12 09:51
lol device commonly opens up rounds and goes for picks.
2021-04-13 10:28
#8
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Nigeria STFU_M8
wtf did I read? Gambit doesnt play like other teams, sh1ro plays his role as a awper, he doesnt need to get entry most of time since ax1le and nafany are very aggersive, thats legit their strat book, they play as a team while for example navi plays for s1mple. Nice demo watch bro.
2021-04-11 18:09
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+1
2021-04-11 18:12
#39
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Indonesia begalracer
+1
2021-04-11 18:53
+1
2021-04-11 20:57
#10
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Brunei cyLoL
Shiro > s0mple
2021-04-11 18:10
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+1 Na'vi 0 majors Gambit 1 Major
2021-04-11 18:20
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#18
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Brunei cyLoL
Yes mens gambit 200iq NaVi 2iq
2021-04-11 18:21
#13
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Netherlands Shazymir
who cars
2021-04-11 18:11
reported
2021-04-11 18:12
4 replies
mald harder sh0r0 fan
2021-04-11 19:12
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bro... look at your nickname pls, even sinners are better than kobruh
2021-04-11 19:13
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sinners would lose 0-2 against Watch This
2021-04-11 19:14
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SAHHASHDASHDSAHASDHAHASHAH Nice joke bro, have a nice day!
2021-04-11 19:14
So fully accurate, it's insane. I said the same thing before, he is not near the level of Zywoo or s1mple YET, because he has such a one dimensional playstyle, and he can't adapt when he needs to create early advantages for his team. He does it RARELY though, but I wish he went for it more often when his team is struggling. He has insane aim, but he rarely uses it to help his team early on if they've been struggling. Wish he went out of his comfort more often
2021-04-11 18:16
How tf does he not belong into the top awper category? He is not Zywoo and not s1mple but his mechanics are great, his gamesense is on point, he is very calm in every situation and almost never misses a tradekill. Gambit doesnt need a prime KennyS to create space for them. He will still learn a lot in the next year or two and maybe be the best then. or a top 3 player
2021-04-11 18:27
we care
2021-04-11 18:34
he just saved an usp in an eco round to not ruin his 5-2 kda rofl
2021-04-11 18:35
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totally agree on this. shiro is chasing simple/zywoo rankings imo
2021-04-11 18:40
#25
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India slavloli
NA analysis KEKW They are wining, and shiro is proving himself every match. But ofc, he can't please everyone. Cry is free.
2021-04-11 18:36
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#33
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India slavloli
8/8 tho
2021-04-11 18:46
+1 ek dum sahi bola
2021-04-12 10:21
So many CIS kids malding LUL This thread is gold
2021-04-11 18:46
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#80
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North America 007DBR9
+1
2021-04-11 22:22
now watch s1mple and jame on t side literally the same story
2021-04-11 18:39
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hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7998/s1mp.. except that s1mple stomps him in every field
2021-04-11 20:19
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#81
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North America 007DBR9
I love the surviving percentage comparison
2021-04-11 22:23
how can you call Jame an elite awper and even say he has impact? the guy has 0 fucking impact, never seen a pro that makes me tilt so much when watching playing, and im not even a vp fan or hater just baiting around and playing passive no matter which side, and pretty null with rifle. Sh1ro at least hits the awp shots hes supposed to hit, can clutch much better and hes better with the other guns Jame is an average player but with the excuse that hes IGL
2021-04-11 18:44
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Jame has a ton of impact what are you saying though
2021-04-11 18:47
Can't say I agree with everything you wrote, but that's actually a good article. You did great job with this. Thank you
2021-04-11 18:45
too long didnt read
2021-04-11 18:47
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sh1ro baiter and exit fragger
2021-04-13 10:29
s1mple> all
2021-04-11 18:49
sh0r0 fans malding
2021-04-11 19:13
just an awp abuser you dont need a wall of text to know that
2021-04-11 19:15
>elite tier AWP players >Jame pick one
2021-04-11 19:15
sh1ro proving you wrong in the grand final
2021-04-11 20:26
LMFAO Jame is way worse bro
2021-04-11 20:28
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jame is also igl
2021-04-12 09:52
Yes he plays extremely passive but this style works as long as his riflers can pull their own weight and always contribute. I agree with your point that he's not on s1mple/zywoo level yet though because of his low entry ability / too passive.
2021-04-11 20:30
S1mple never has impact on Tside like Sh1ro Lul, don't know tf you talking about.
2021-04-11 22:05
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imagine comparing onliner sh1tter to GOD S1mple
2021-04-13 11:11
agreed in everything except saying jame's better when he's even more passive but great analysis, no joke!
2021-04-11 22:08
Stopped reading after Jame was in elite tier
2021-04-12 07:15
CadiaN should be considered an elite AWPer now too btw but in general I agree with the principles of this analysis. Sh1ro is extremely passive, even more so than Jame and they both employ a similar style. I think however that based on the interviews given by hobbit, nafany etc. it seems sh1ro has a lot of impact in the calling department and he has great reads of the game. However he is not the type of player to turn a match around when his team is losing (like e.g. s1mple and ZywOo often do) but he will almost certainly do his job and more and consistently produce stable results. Considering how well he is already doing with his limited experience, he must be considered one of the most promising talents of the world nonetheless. A clear area of improvement would be aggressive picks and assertive play, which he could do more especially when there is more space for him to do whatever (i.e. hero awp rounds and such)
2021-04-12 10:10
This is pointless until we have lan back, i wanna see all these "amazing" players perform the same under pressure.
2021-04-12 10:10
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i cant see the logic behind this lan point. like, literally players are in thier absolute comfort when online, so basically they r showing their peak performance unlike lan when youngster cant pop off because of their lack of experience and nerves
2021-04-13 10:35
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yea but that's why every major sport is played with fans behind to show the support and put pressure on the opponenets, that's where the true champions shine, a good example would be pashabiceps when he was playing, he would actually up his game a level and play better with fans behind him
2021-04-13 12:56
However, I think it was not he plays passively but Gambit needs him to play passively and securely especially during Pro League S13. Generally, Gambit or mostly CIS team are playing passively, waiting for enemies to give them info or make someone (Ax1Le/Nafany, Yekindar, or boombl4/electronic) get info before the whole team moves. He is more aggressive in IEM and I think he can play aggressively. For Zywoo and S1mple, their (good but sometimes super awful) teammates make them keep playing aggressively before all of their teammates got killed.
2021-04-12 22:28
> NA person > having good csgo ideas
2021-04-12 22:51
I would argue that a player's playstyle revolves a lot around the players he plays with. The way Gambit plays, it is very advantageous for Sh1ro to play very safe but also extremely effective, by taking and nailing easy shots, rather than making aggressive plays/hitting impossible shots.
2021-04-13 10:24
sh1ro is 19, wait for 1 or 2 years, he can become the best player in the world later
2021-04-13 10:30
"Statistically, this is also true if you look at sh1ro very average impact ratings on HLTV." You could have tried harder, this way everyone can check his impact rating and see that you are full of bullshit lmao
2021-04-13 10:45
BOT sh0r0 is onliner and baiter
2021-04-13 11:10
shiro is probably on the same level as jame (not including the IGL bit) which means tier 1 but of course no comparison to simple and zywoo or guardian from before
2021-04-13 11:11
u dumb bruh
2021-04-13 11:13
so he is basically a more passive device
2021-04-13 11:17
ok too long my brain fogged
2021-04-13 11:23
#133
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Russia mshkoda
Omg nice analysis, thank you
2021-04-13 11:55
Actually true, Gambit v. Heroic on Train was such a weird game... saving every round, always baiting on retake just to get 2k and run away from bomb.
2021-04-13 12:16
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+1 Sh1ro lost like 5/6 one v one
2021-04-19 23:53
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