Flusha is beyond smart tho.
xizt, pronax, gla1ve top 3 smartest players.
I can't forget his ninja-defuse action. That was the smartest movement of all CS history.
My top 3 (At their prime)
1 - Xyp9x
2 - flusha
3 - pronax
s1mple and zywoo, others dont know how to stay on this insane level for years so clearly not smart enough
i think flusha for sure but JW has had some giga brain ideas too. also s1mple and zywoos in game intelligence is often overlooked due to how insane their aim is but they are also insanely game aware.
glaive is a good shout but imo his intelligence is not really "in game" like the other players mentioned here - he's a strategist and team leader but his individual game sense isnt even as good as dev1ce or xyp9x.
for me the list is:
4. shox - dont forget that shox has the most clutches at a professional level of all time
Olofmeister, Xyp9x, gla1ve, ZywOo, s1mple, dupreeh, ropz - so many
being smart about your own play and about teamplay are different things I think, I'd do two different lists
Flusha was smart to hide xeet
pasha, xantares, apex, scream, draken, forsaken
xyp is n1 for me, the decisions he makes are just insane, would be cool to go inside his brain and see how hes thinking.
2. would be flusha
3-4. gtr/shox gtr's decisions are insane aswell. shox has the most clutches, but with him its mostly brute force, just headshoting everyone.
zywoo is too early to say. s1mple is just doing retarded things, sometimes it works, sometimes it does not, s1mple vs fnatic for example, then u have s1mple vs ence.
Great list, friend. :)
It's a shame you only listed three, there are so many more incredibly smart CS:GO professional players -- way too many to list.
Xyp9x, Flusha, S1mple, Zywoo, Shox.
flusha simple pronax xypnix gla1ve zywoo
xyp9x, dont you see that massive forehead
gla1ve and gtr? what? how?
+1 also xyp9x, s1mple, zywoo, karrigan
es3tag. Won tournament with Astralis and signed a million contract after
ofcourse floosha focking cheater
YES FLUSHA TOP1
Apparently Happy was a really smart guy or at least his old teammates said so on interviews
1. igor from gold nova mm telling everyone is shit and hhe is so mutch better, but still goes 7-23
ZywOo is smartest player ever
Flusha most overrated smartness ever, dont know how many times ive seen the guy fking walk through smokes and stuff like an idiot and get rekt. Maybe he was smart in 2014 or something
Summing up the 10 most mentioned players in no particular order:
Also a good discussion on the definition of "Smartest" ... game sense/instincts (Simple/Zywoo) vs tactics/strategy (Gla1ve/Karrigan)
Senior Vac aka Senior Tax
when it comes to csgo history mastermind plays
F0rest ahead of gtr. By the end of his career, gtr was so lost during the game
Amanek has a strange game sense that i enjoy.
Not the smartest but different.
Guardian is also a smart player, probably the smartest awper ever after dev1ce
Floosha obviously, one of a kind.