golden age of sk gaming, golden age of counter strike
This name brought me so many memories
wasnt 2011 the year where NaVi dominated everything with edward?
I agree. :)
I miss Delpan, he was truly insane with that AWP. :D
markeloff was much better. NAVI brought him on in 2010 and he completely dominated the scene for the last 3 years of the game. In that short period, he won everything. Including a top1 and a top3.
It's a pity what happened to his CSGO career. In 2013 he was very good and NAVI nearly beat the old NIP roster at the SLTV VI finals in a BO5. Later that year, they came second in the Prague Challenge losing to a mix team comprised of NEO, TaZ, OverDrive, KennyS, and aPEX. The team completely broke after that. Markeloff left the team to join Astana Dragons (with Edward) in what was pretty much a career-suicide move. That team didn't last long, Edward returned to NAVI and markeloff moved between Hellraisers and Flipside. For some reason, after Astana Dragons, he completely relinquished the AWP role and slowly went into irrelevancy until his retirement in 2018.
Imagine what would've happened if he hadn't left NAVI. If he had stayed and had a good performance then they would've never gotten GuardiaN.
Only real og's will remember walle and how he revived the long lost art of Swedish awping
the best awper in cs 1.6 history is markeloff
Delpan was actually better than markeloff in either the summer of 2010 or 2011. If I remember correctly, it was the summer of 2011 but I'm not sure. Delpan hit his peak in that time, he was so good! He would've maybe been top 3 or top 5 in 2010 and 2011's Top 20 list if he maintained that level of performances all over the year with being consistency.
It's undeniable that Delpan is one of the best AWPers in CS!
I never missed him, what he played on fnatic too, can't be written. Good times, sad to see he missed this way :(
This is like another great players, like spawn, heaton and walle.
threads like these make me wish i was on the internet since i started playing cs from like 2004(( i only recognize the big names like markeloff spawN get_right f0rest karrigan etc
There's alot of 1.6 players that I wish to have seen more of and not throw away their talent.
REAL is still a player that I always wondered how good he actually could've been, what a talent he was..
Delpan was a super aggressive awper. He would either give you a 5v4 advantage early on, going for an aggressive pick or put his team in a 4v5 deficit. When he was replaced by trace in SK was because his form and success rate dipped. However SK realised that Delpan was a playmaker and his teammates often played off his aggressive moves. When trace came on board who was statistically a higher rated player SK realised they had too many passive players and lost that person who opens things up for guys like f0rest and gtr to make plays. Eventually they brought Delpan back for another run.
Who remember coloN?))
It’s insane awp, he did new style)
But Delpan GOAT
he lose to me back in 2016 thought.
I don't think the problem was these AWPers couldn't translate to CS:GO but has more to do with work ethics. They peaked in 1.6 because they played it hard when they were still young. Most of them were 25+ or more when CS:GO was released.
You have other priorities then, and in the beginning CS:GO wasn't a well paid game. Lots of orgs in the beginning didn't even offer salaries to players that transitioned to CS:GO. Literally everyone thought the game would be a fluke and would die out in its first year. NiP was like the only org that came into CS:GO and offered their players decent salaries & really tried hard to become the best.
Once Valve started taking charge and added skins + major tournaments the interested sort of peaked, thats when teams like fnatic etc transitioned and players actually started becoming pros for real.
markeloff probably could've made the most impact in CS:GO, but the guy was an alcoholic. Pretty sure the other "stars" were mostly party animals too that didn't put in the effort required. I guess all of them thought they would steamroll in CS:GO
are you fuck you? delpan never was best awper. he played for most successful team in 2011
but he never was best awper
it's insane how hard it is to watch CS 1.6 highlights today, You barely can see shit thru those pixels.
and what about riflers.
MODDII was consistently top fragger against top teams he was such a beast definitely one of the best 1.6 players in the last years of 16 pro scene. He had crazy aim.
there were many amazing players
manne hyvlarn fyrrt3 khrystal zneel-(1tap and famas king in 1.6) niko zyppe gux face even faruk pita was beast back then... sweden was rly full of high skilled players back then
Delpan , markeloff , aslak - best AWPers 2011