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TOP 20 Major Players History
Poland LaLaLaLaLaLaLaLa 
Wow i spend too much time completing this list i went through countless statistics. Overally it took me like 3-4 hours of my life to make hltv post :D. This is my list ur not gonna agree with it but i wanted to just use statistics from past majors. 1 - device 2 - coldzera 3 - simple 4 - flusha 5 - snax 6 - olofmeister 7 - dupreeh 8 - krimz 9 - xyp9x 10 - flamie 11 - guardian 12 - electronic 13 - magisk 14 - get_right 15 - edward 16 - f0rest 17 - happy 18 - Niko 19 - cajunb 20 - byali Almost made it: Pasha, autimatic, kennys, elige, jw, shox. i Just realized how many great players not gonna play on major anymore. Only 8 players from my top 20 gonna appear on major sad to see them go i guess its new wave of players.
2021-10-23 00:09
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Guardian not even in TOP 10? 0/8
2021-10-23 00:10
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where major?
2021-10-23 00:10
10 replies
bro... uncool...
2021-10-23 00:11
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i know man it sucks kennyS didnt even make the list despite being winner and MVP but hey what can you do the real ones remember how the GOAT awpers performed when it mattered
2021-10-24 11:07
I dont really add major mvps or wins its just ranking on pure statistics.
2021-10-23 00:11
s1mple also no major,but he's here,unfair
2021-10-23 23:00
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he gets a pass cause of his rabid fanbase
2021-10-24 11:06
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no,he deserved as much as guardian..guardian should've been in top 7 atleast
2021-10-24 15:34
+1
2021-10-24 12:31
he doesn't need it to be called good you dumb ass
2021-10-24 19:27
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Just like niko, right ?
2021-10-24 19:31
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just like niko, s1mple, karrigan, guardian, rain, karrigan, flamie, electronic, ETC... YES
2021-10-24 20:09
sorry bro but it was super close between flamie and guardian. Slight edge to ruski gunner :D
2021-10-23 00:11
After major iam going to update this ranking to see if anything changes. Maybe new faces like Zywoo gonna appear :)
2021-10-23 00:10
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Germany Matrixrl1
thats cool, great work bro
2021-10-24 13:51
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Thanks :D
2021-10-24 13:52
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Germany Matrixrl1
i need to watch out for that list after the major, really interested in how one event can actually change a whole top 20 thats kinda been settling for years
2021-10-24 13:54
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There are couple of players that can get into top20. Like zywoo or elige are close from what i remember. 8 players from ranking are playing on major and they can boost their stock. Sadly if u play badly (rating under 1.00) system gives u minus points so we can see olofmeister drop. I still think how to make it better.
2021-10-24 14:04
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Germany Matrixrl1
still a good way to handle it, that also bad performances can harm you and not only positive results will be counted. nice
2021-10-24 14:13
What is this based on wins or ratings at majors?
2021-10-23 00:11
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Its based on couple of statistics from all the majors played so far. I made little formula that helps me with it. S1mple is on track to get #1 but he only played 70 maps compared to devices 120
2021-10-23 00:13
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I'm actually shocked Device doesn't have even more maps over s1mple in Majors
2021-10-24 07:50
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yea he played in every major. Its hard to stay at the top from 2013 to 2021.
2021-10-24 11:05
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I think beyond that, he's made it to playoffs in all but one major correct?
2021-10-24 12:30
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Damn i dont remember it on top of my head, think olofmeister have accolade like that i am not sure with device and am to lazy to check :D.
2021-10-24 13:47
yes, all except boston 2018
2021-10-24 13:53
#79
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Turkey devpreeh
The reason is Astralis is always in Legend Stage. I don't remember but it may have been that simple has had Challenger Stages in the past? Also Astralis stomps 2-0 -> 2 Maps Navi played probably more bo3 with all 3 Maps. I didn't check any stats, that'd just explain how
2021-10-24 14:18
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That would definitely make sense
2021-10-24 14:39
s1mple choked in 2 major finals and hes 3rd on your list, stopped at that 🤡🤡
2021-10-23 00:12
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the fact tha s1mple ius the best of history is just obvious , obvious he is top 3 in majors , even if he doesnt have 1
2021-10-23 00:14
Name does not check out
2021-10-23 00:15
Its based just on statistics, he will probably jump to 2nd place after this major since cold is not playing. Device is in it so hes gonna play some good matches to boost his ranking
2021-10-23 00:17
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using stats to rank who are the best major players 🙉🙉😤😤
2021-10-23 00:20
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Its impossible to make accurate ranking of it. Its just my guess on pure skill throughout the years. Iam happy with it if iam being honest. It still hurts me that kennys wasnt really a major player :C
2021-10-23 00:22
Since when it's choking when you lose to the favourite team while never being in the lead the entire game. Classic HLTV
2021-10-23 23:02
3 replies
+1
2021-10-24 07:48
+1, it's a pretty common fact that hltv baiters have a single digit iq though
2021-10-24 13:53
+1
2021-10-24 14:51
what statistics did you use to come to this conclusion? because it cant be that accurate if you leave out shox, jw, elige and have cajunb in it, snax at 5 and f0rest at 16
2021-10-23 00:12
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Its just based on statistics from majors. KennyS wasnt really that great on majors if u really check stats only 1.04 rating with 72 maps played. I guess he needed more games to make it to top20 with that performance. cajunb on the other hand had many good matches on majors. Iam definetly suprised to see him there also happy is a weird one but stats are stats :D
2021-10-23 00:16
also all the players u mentioned would be in top25 :D
2021-10-23 00:21
I think kennyS should be in top 20... although other than that good list
2021-10-23 00:13
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Yea i was suprised to not see him there. And i wanted to give him top 20 for all the crazy memories he made with his "magic stick" but i couldnt do anything. Even tho it may sound weird, autimatic scored more points than kennys on majors even tho he played only 29 maps. People seem to forget how sick that c9 team was and he was star of it :D
2021-10-23 00:19
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how did your point scoring work?
2021-10-23 00:21
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Its combination of maps played, rating scored, weighted by importance of match (final, semi, group) and kd (small weight). I tried to weight it as good as possible. Longevity plus good stats are whats important. Ottond is interesting case he played only 9 maps and scored same amount of points as Taz who played 80.
2021-10-23 00:27
1. cold*** best rating in majors.
2021-10-23 00:19
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yea, but device played 112 maps compared to 72 played by coldzera. Cold was beast on the major and played better than device but still its combination. If i only use ratings to complete ranking smoya would be the best :D
2021-10-23 00:29
-cajunb +fallen
2021-10-23 00:19
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83 maps with 1.00 rating isnt enough to make it, he is around 30th because of some important games he took part in.
2021-10-23 00:27
pls fix that man 1. Taco 2. Coldzera
2021-10-23 00:35
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Yea taco bestest out of ranking legend :D
2021-10-23 09:58
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Brazil veinnN
If you include 2021 major, then: 1. guerri ...
2021-10-24 14:45
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Update to ranking will come out after major. Maybe we will se him there who knows :)
2021-10-24 17:11
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Australia mrekk
Where's stew
2021-10-23 10:02
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chiken soup
2021-10-23 22:59
Overally it took me like 3-4 hours of my life to make hltv post just use statistics from past majors hltv.org/stats/players?matchType=Majors&.. took me like 10 sec:DD
2021-10-23 10:05
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Portugal W!LDF1RE
Where GOATMANEK with 15 major Mvp
2021-10-23 10:56
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Manek out of ranking too much points
2021-10-23 12:58
where's rain
2021-10-23 23:14
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its suNny in my city today
2021-10-24 11:04
Garbage list not enough NiP
2021-10-23 23:19
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nip are trash who dont pay their staff and pressure small teams for rematches and condone insulting admins.
2021-10-24 07:28
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Propaganda, NiP is the best ever
2021-10-24 21:05
snax isn't even top 8 dude
2021-10-24 07:27
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My calculations show that he is 5th best player in major history. Respect snax after katowice 2014 people were saying he is the best in the world. People seem to forget great players from 2013-2016. That may come as suprise but znajder was also in mid 20s like 28-29place. He was beast in 2013.
2021-10-24 11:04
Good list
2021-10-24 07:50
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Sank you
2021-10-24 11:02
s0mple ? Lmao
2021-10-24 07:54
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Indian education be like
2021-10-24 08:34
ok
2021-10-24 11:01
good list but i think you should consider final perfomrances or something, s1mple is goated but his finals peformance at faceit was bad, he bottom fragged first map, electronic was peforming up to his standards in the finals so i think elec should be higher, i think you should add tarik and stew to major honourables, tarik and stew played amazing at boston, tarik played great at faceit and berlin to, stew maybe not consistent but he has his moments so idk its optional. add naf to it to also niko should be lower due to his playoff pefomrances
2021-10-24 08:13
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Yea this list takes into consideration weight of the match (playoffs and group stage). Also i only took into consideration player stats in matches not if they won a major or lost one. In s1mple case he is third but far away from coldzera and i dont think he will pass him on this major. He needs briliant tournament on stats level. Electronic For C9 guys they started tournament 0-2 in goup stage that hurt their scores from that major also werent super dominant. Only player that comes close to top20 is autimatic, he was actually a beast. List is 100% not my thoughts its just numbers i would rank it a little bit different. Iam also in shock some players are in it some are not.
2021-10-24 10:59
fnx should be #1
2021-10-24 08:27
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+1
2021-10-24 08:41
100% win rate on major lets go
2021-10-24 11:01
I would put gla1ve anytime there because of what he accomplished with Astralis, without him they would have never won even 2 majors. He is not the best individually, but the way he calls makes him a goat
2021-10-24 10:02
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Its only based on stats of players it doesnt take into consideration titles. Danish squad have 4 core members here thats a lot for a team. They dominated but gl1ve still did to little fragwise
2021-10-24 11:01
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Ukraine VoidWave
zeus?
2021-10-24 10:03
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Its only based on stats of players it doesnt take into consideration titles. Zeus is legend of the cs and CIS scene, great persona but stat wise he wasnt the best.
2021-10-24 11:00
jw 3x major winner vs n0k0 1x major choker
2021-10-24 11:35
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raking doesnt look at major wins just stats in matches weighted by improtance.
2021-10-24 13:49
JW >>>>> cajunb im afraid
2021-10-24 12:33
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Yea thats whats bueatiful about statistics. I also thought that way also kenny was easly top 10 for me but it turns out they werent that great on majors. Maybe we remember them from other tournaments and it was so long ago we mix it with majors. :D. Cajunb was always performing on majors.
2021-10-24 13:51
Wow, actualy very good ranking. I'm not sold at places 17-20, but over all very good and non biased ranking. GJ! (Btw I really don't like device, but rn he IS the best player)
2021-10-24 12:34
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Places 16-30 are really close Mix of older players (znajder etc.) with new talent that gonna break top 20 in 1 or 2 majors (zywoo). Device is first by small margin, on avarage cold was easly better player but he played less maps. Thanks
2021-10-24 13:51
No kenny or shox bruhhhhhh
2021-10-24 14:08
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Kenny was 21-25 near shox, if u check their major stats they arent really that great. Happy was good on majors statwise. Obvsly i cant take into consideration baiting etc.
2021-10-24 17:16
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breh kenny sole reason they nerfed the awp silly list obv top 10 player
2021-10-24 17:23
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Its not list who was better player overally, Obv Kenny was scary and at one point of the time best player in the game but check his major stats. Little over 1.00
2021-10-24 19:23
coldzera?
2021-10-24 14:09
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is 2nd.
2021-10-24 17:11
what about major mvps? 0/8
2021-10-24 14:09
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One good major isnt really enough. Kjaerbye for example wasnt even the best player in this astralis roster. If u talk about AdreN its the same, all players are equal and i take stats in matches weighted by importance and number of played maps. AdreN just wasnt good enough or was good for too short :)
2021-10-24 17:13
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anyway getting mvp matters more than just good stats :)
2021-10-24 19:30
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Yes i agree but i had difficulties weighting it properly. I just wanted pure stats because i dont agree with some MVPs. I
2021-10-24 20:53
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Brazil PAME19
How can you make this tierlist and not put fnx?? The guy playef 2 majors and won them both
2021-10-24 14:30
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yep its not about winning its about stats and he wasnt the best player in legendary brazilian squad. Coldzera took all the glory he was hard carry :D
2021-10-24 17:14
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
cajunb lulw
2021-10-24 15:36
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yea i was also suprised to see him there but turns out he was better MAJOR player than kenny or shox
2021-10-24 17:15
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
xDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-10-24 17:30
1 - kennyS
2021-10-24 15:41
No allu
2021-10-24 17:16
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yes u have good eyes! nice one :)
2021-10-24 17:18
snax top 5 xaxaxaxaxaxa
2021-10-24 17:22
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Snax was good player, his major performances were great.
2021-10-24 22:22
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Finland kalza1
aleksib 1
2021-10-24 19:30
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alomst
2021-10-24 22:21
Honestly olof is mad underrated here lmao. Dude was insane in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 he almost gets to the final if it weren't for s1mple bullshit in 2017 he's the only reason for Fnatic getting out of groups in 2018 he makes it to the final with FaZe. After dev1ce he's the most consistent at majors really. Guardian and dupreeh mad underrated aswell. Meanwhile Cold Snax and flusha overrated.
2021-10-24 19:37
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Yep he is and hes going to be even lower because my ranking hurts ratings under 1.00 so if FaZe go far in tournament and olof isnt performing hes gonna lose some points. iam little bit shocked with flusha position but thats what stats gave me, he was fnatic best performing player and fnatic had their own "era" so maybe he is 5th. In Cold case he was beast. Iam not his fanboy or anything but he was just amazing easly best player at majors. Device is first because he played more maps and it balanced it. People seem to forget how hard he carried brazilana to major sucess. Keep in mind its only MAJOR stats, not overall i recommend check stats from past majors because when i did this i was also suprised! :D Thanks for opinion.
2021-10-24 22:21
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Fair enough
2021-10-24 23:27
To all those with "where kennyS" comments His performance in majors wasn't "great" it was good but not great Even when he won MVP, guardian was by far the better player and the deserving MVP but since navi lost the final, kennyS got it Hope that answers the queries With that said, there is no doubt kenny is a top 10 player all time
2021-10-24 22:27
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100% agree he was beast but not on a major sadly
2021-10-24 22:34
17th is good
2021-10-24 23:34
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