Yea that's debatable and I will give you that. I thought that G2 will be ranked above them tbh and they were more consistent team for sure but niko doesn't deserve Top2 over Zywoo in individual ranking tho
1.36 rating at the major with the highest EVP alone is a great achievment. Also if u look at LANs/Big Events their stats are pretty similar while Zywoo is using the AWP. I know hltv doesn't care about this about that's why imo Niko was better than Zywoo this year.
If it wasn't for the IEM Winter MVP, Niko would have been in the 2nd place for sure.
It's not from 1 event (major), it's from whole year and zywoo had for example waaaay higher big event rating and like 0.08 higher play off rating.
Also its not top20 rifles but top20 players.
Niko was great. No doubt about that but he just doesn't deserve higher rank than Zywoo based on individual performance
how tf zywoo achieved nothing? at least zywoo won IEM with vitality and was mvp, while niko won nothing with g2 and got no mvp awards in 2021. i dont even like zywoo but there is no doubt that he is going to second this year
he could have get the #2 spot if only zywoo hadnt won iem winter mvp. even then it would be hard to make a case for niko. stop with the "but niko is rifler" already. people are talking about it like its zywoo's fault being way better awper. for me niko is the goat rifler but so weak when it comes to awp. thats why he cant keep it up the same level with zywoo and s1mple for so long not because he is not using awp because he already tried and failed so hard.