yeah i know, surely he's not getting top20 this year as his team is garbage and he barely played anyway.
But if it's not him, then who's the oficial #16 in the world right now by HLTV? that's right, no one as the list isn't made yet and the season isn't over. But let's suppose i don't follow CS and want to casually check who sits as top players atm, i need to look at the most recent list made, and that's 2020 anyway...
Yea, he will surely not get top20 this year, considering that (so far) he has 1.12 rating this year, with only 11 maps against top20+ opponents.
He was the #16 player of 2020, however, I wouldn't say that he is "currently the #16 best player in the world", even if there is no official list after this one yet.
Also, there is a stat page on HLTV, surely it is not the only thing take into count when making the player rankings in the end of the year, but it is a much better source than an almost 1 year old list.
Well by now his stats probably won't make him a top50 player, even if he's a legit top 20 material, imo. But you're right, the list actually refers to the full season done, so he's not currently a top #16 player, he was in 2020 when all was settled and done. I was thinking about the list carrying value to the next season, but that makes no sense, maybe early in the year it makes cuz the reference is fresh.