in mechanical prowess def kennyS, in impact fallen
S1mple and KennyS for sure
S1mple 2018 > KennyS 2014-2015
Best pure awper is guardian, best hybrid is zywoo
keep in mind kennyS had the luxury of being in his prime during the insanely overpowered awp
whereas guardian dominated with the nerfed awp
kennyS , back in 2014-2015 , kennyS was smth else...
Everyone forgot guardian
He was better that kenny imho
early 2015 KennyS with pre-awp nerf is the ultimate god awper.
zywoo has the highest ceiling imo but not "awping" just in gamesense which translates over to awping, making him the greatest awper to ever touch the game
kennys haha nice one
pasha 2014 or snax 2016 were the best ones, people saying kennys dont know anything, he became shit after awp update
kennys 2013-2017 s1mple 2018-2021
honorable mention: GuardiaN
People saying KennyS don't understand this game, they're just fanboying over some highlights when AWP was OP
Even s1mple in 2021 is much better than pennyS prime
markeloff in 1.6
s1mple/GuardiaN in CSGO
He made so many people AWPer.
all time markeloff
KennyS or Guardian depending on form.
I'm a NaVi fan, but KennyS is a Legend, they had to nerf the awp because of him.
most consistent: device
highest skill peak: kennyS (2015)
most explosive: s1mple
most talented: ZywOo
most iconic: kennyS
best trickshots: kennyS
most average in this list: GuardiaN, he is like top 3 AWPers of all time, but idk where i should put him
OVERALL imo kennyS, not because of this worthless list, but few years ago he was the best and his skill peak in 2015 was too maybe best skill peak in CSGO history not just between AWPers
AWP nerf killed him, if AWP were not nerfed, he could be still like top 5 AWPer
All time: kennyS or Dev1ce
Right now: S1mple
highest peak/most influential and iconic: kennyS
honorable mentions: tier 1 s1mple, zywoo - tier 2 guardian, fallen
I put device as nbr1 post nerf because he was the most consistent and pivotal backed up by the silverware to show for. Not saying he is "more talented" than zywoo or simple, he's not.. but his style and impact translated into wins, lots of wins. If I need a star player I'd take Zywoo or S1mple, but if I'm building a team to win and need an awper I'm taking devve.
s1mple and xiwu > abism > kennyS peak
The whole thread is flooded with kennyS and I love to see this
Goat awper getting love from HLTV <3
Guardian is 2nd for me
S1mple 2018 > kenny 2014-15 > all
kenny, guardian or s1mple
kennyS best awp
Scream best aimer
Najara best baiter
impact fallen bcz awp+igl, but ofc Kenny
I don't really count kennyS as a top 3 awp tbh... had 2 good years from 2014-2015 and then went to shit.
Between Dev1ce and s1mple 100%. A lot more successful, a lot more consistent, a lot better with the nerfed AWP than kennyS has ever been in the past 6 years he's had to adjust... S1mple is a lot more explosive, better and more consistent flicks and noscopes.
Boombl4 , the best awper every to touch csgo, keyboard, mouse and mousepad.
overall guardian and kennys
kennyS >>>>>>>> anyone else
Only ones close to best him are probably Jugi and Jackinho but Junior for sure
KennyS pre nerf
S1mple or Guardian post nerf
Impossible to compare players who peaked pre nerf to now imo...tbh different game. T sides were so fucking fast. Aaaaaaaaah it was fun.
I watched kennyS 2015 highlight like while ago and let me tell you something, some of those frags are different level. This is something else.
kennys extremely overrated
In terms of skill
Zywoo will surely be on top 2 in future , KennyS was better in pre nerf AWP but if u cant adjust with the game , u r not worthy of top. All fanbois saying KennyS dont understand the term consistency . He was god pre nerf but dog post nerf . If dominating with op gun meta makes u god then people shd include Twistzz in best rifler of all time cause he was op in Aug meta
There are two holy trinities.
Zywoo, S1mple, Device
KennyS, GuardiaN, FalleN
Both comparing players from different trinities or deciding which one is best in any given trinity is a fool's game.
Just like people were mad for scream and some of his highlight plays people are mad for prime kennyS and his highlight plays ....
The real beast with the Awp was GuardiaN ...Navi never had the luxury of having someone to backup Guardian like S1mple has electronic ...
Still they were consistently Top2-5 team ...
All due to GuardiaN
Props to him
It depends on your definition of the "Best".
If you're talking about achievements. It has to be Dev1ce. He is a four time major winner and two time major MVP, and having won the most MVPs in the world. Although one could argue he's a system player given the fact that he's not playing that well as he's moved to NIP.
That being said, if you're talking about skill ceiling, you could say Kenny S. Given the fact that he was dominating everyone in the game singlehandedly. Although could make the argument that s1mple in his current form is also dominating everyone with the AWP as well. And given the impact s1mple has had in his team while AWPing is just phenomenal despite having lackluster teammates for the better part of most of his career.
Other notable mentions:
FalleN (Impact in the game while IGLing for the team.)
GuardiaN (For his consistency)
Best awper I think was Guardian, although now there is not much talk about him.
Kennys probably stands out more for his plays, but I don't think he's better than guardian.
Guardian was consistent, Kennys for example I saw that he missed shots in different tournaments
most versatile and aggressive as of now
kennyS has the highest peak but was destroyed by the 2015 Nerf.
people typing device here, if he is the true best awper why he does not have any impact in nip? XDD
S1mple, you can rely on him hitting the most insane flicks ever
Peak fallen, no bias really, kenny was a god but pre nerf
Unlike kenny or Simple, he didn't need his team to assist him and enable those sick plays, he just did them himself.
if we are talking about Peak of their prime it's easily KennyS he was so fucking dangerous they had to Nerf the Awp to stop him no i am not joking he was the main reason behind that Awp nerf
GuardiaN kept his consistence until 2018 for about 15 years since 1.6.. He was never the best AWPer imo, but he was the most consistent over the years. For comparision, Kenny in his peak was surely better than GuardiaN in his peak. It's really for a long discussion so I would say there is like 4 people u can choose from and they're all aight.
KennyS was the reason for the awp nerf so...
125 mentions of kennys! i have to agree
devve, s1mple or guardian
Guardian for me , there was a period where he never missed a shot and it was really enjoyable to watch him .
All these guys with kennyS who had only 2 okay years OMEGALUL
KennyS - pre nerf AWP was an absolute god - an almost guaranteed 40 kills every game
Guardian - pre and post nerf AWP was still a god - most consistent AWPer in history
Fallen - 2 majors, put the Brazilian scene on the map
S1mple - No need to explain
Zywoo - Best hybrid AWP player in the game now
Device - Most accomplished AWP player on the GOAT team
You can make a case for any 6 of these guys
I think the question is not really correct.
In different time there were different awp stars.
I'd name several people: carn, markeloff, kennyS,JW,fallen,device,s1mple,zywoo
overall markeloff, GuardiaN, device and FalleN
best peak (1-2years) kennyS
recent years: S1mple, ZyWoo
honorable mentions: JW, draken, oskar, allu
most wasted talent: woxic
Every csgo players above silver 3 know that Kennys is the GOAT