Following the tremendous performance at IEM Cologne 2021, no one probably thought of any other player as the top performer for the year so far other than Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev. In the first half of the year, s1mple is the highest-rated player, with a rating of 1.35 and 0.87 KPR.
ZywOo is in 2nd place in the first half of 2021, sporting a 1.28 rating and 0.80 KPR.
Check out the top 5 list: twitter.com/HLTVorg/status/1420036475228..
Remember, this is just for the first half of 2021. Do you think s1mple can keep it up? Or will another player possibly overtake him before the end of the year?
I am not sure if they are relevant for this years top 20 because I know from last year that the Blast showdowns were counted while the play-ins of both kato and cologne had no impact on the top 20 last year.