Frozen 1 MVP but not on the list
Delusional Niko Fans thinks he's no. 3.
The dude is definitely on top5, carried G2's lifeless corpse in the majority of 2021
basing it off recency bias
Ofc not nr 3 he's going to be number 2
Shiro may go ahead of niko because you have to count online but everyone knows Online is full of shit.
He DEFINITELY should be 3rd, sh1ro not top 7 in my book.
tbh in fact NiKo has better overall stats (just slightly lower rating 2.0 due to sh1ro's useless dpr, but insane 1.32 vs 1.15 impact, 86 vs 75 adr, 1.23 vs 1.15 against top5, 1.23 vs 1.19 against top10 *so it means sh1ro was statpadding against weaker teams while NiKo was showing the best performance against the best*)
but it won't be enough anyway I think. Just in my opinion NiKo is a much better player and that's it
ofc niko has better stats
sh1ro's rating is all based on 0.55 DPR because he saves his fkn awp all the time
anyone who disagrees is delusional
Skillwise Niko top 3 with ease but if you account for everything else, yes, he's top 5 and no more
i tought Niko would be 3 but i frogot he wasnt alive before major so sh1ro 3 fo sho
sh1ro's stats are inflated because gambit also played some shit tournaments
as one analyst said people might be overreacting to NiKo's performance throughout the year because of this last 3 month on lan's which were fantastic for him, but generally it is Shiro who should be 3rd
I think the reason that NiKo could be behind sh1ro is just the way G2 doesn't win even without NaVi in the tournament. You might say "his team is trash" etc etc but 2018 s1mple had worse teammates ( jackz amanek nexa to flamie edward zeus) and he still win Cologne 2018 (beats Astralis and Crowd driven BIG).
If NiKo even wins 1 trophy, just 1. i think he's above Sh1ro, personally i think NiKo should be higher but this is hltv's list not mine.
niko impact rating on lan 1.42, niko better against top 5 and top 10 opponents which means that shiros stats are ëlevated from games against worse opponents in online era
if shiro somehow is ahead of niko this year its a robbery
i will always love NiKo, but its true sh1ro top3 and niko top4
Niko probably 4 this year unless they really really favors LAN. But since Elec is 7th i don't think they do,
we are basing it on him being ahead shiro on lan stats which happen to be the only important stats since online era doesnt matter for shit