funny you leave out the 2 igls that got mvps at the majors they won instead of igls that relied entirely on their team to carry except fallen and sometimes gla1ve
honorable mentions: xizt, happy
and also your order is shit :)
debatable, and very subjective, as we can't really compare them as they each had they peak during different metas
fallen above karrigan = reported
Gla1ve is 1st its not even a debate its just pure cope if you think otherwise. 2nd toss up between Fallen Karrigan and Pronax.
in terms of titles and whatever gla1ve ofc, but in skill based, fallen was top 2 and igl at 2016, this is insane, how many others igl's come to top 20? top 10? top 5? yeah, fallen at his prime is probably the best skilled igl of all time.
>2. gla1ve / Astralis [Best CT side IGL]
>3. Ex6tenZ / eNvyUs [Best T side IGL]
>5. Karrigan / Astralis/FaZe [Best Roster-Building IGL]
LEAVE THIS IDIOT ALONE
steel over dazed or sean anyday
1. karrigan, many different players, always reaches good results, stand-in adapting skills make him top to me
2. gla1ve, meta breaking innovator and unmatched results (with Astralis)
3. FalleN, motivation and tactics are sick, brought whole scene alive
4. Ex6TenZ, sick strats for T-side, unmatches at the tie
after this its harder but the igls that imo had better teams than the sum of players was are Snappi, sAw, Golden
ex6tenz never played for envyus
also giga overrated never passed the groupstages of a major after the first major
Happy was a way more succesful IGL in the french scene
B1ad3 best strategic igl. Way ahead of anyone else ever. He just sucked individually.
Karrigan is the best IGL of all time. His longevity is the reason why.
5. Aleksi Virolainen
I think the GOAT is either gla1ve (majors) or karrigan (consistency).
But I think fallen has a very important skill that is undermine by people that doesnt speak portuguese : Teaching. Yes, I know all igls have to teach a little the players. But I think on fallen this skill is more developed than any other igl. He teaches even the brazilian community, not just his team, with hours of content analyzing demos from any teams, teaching the basics. He even had an "school" of counter strike in the end of cs 1.6 (Games Academy). And this is a important skill for a IGL
Karrigan has nothing to do with roster building in astralis, he joined a ready team. Maybe mousesports was the team you were looking for.
1. gla1ve GOAT igl for now
2. Pronax for some reason people dont include this guy despite winning 3 majors
3. karrigan can make any team with good pieces into a title contender
4. Fallen The best to ever awp and igl, took the Brazilian scene to the next level
5. Zeus always makes his star players shine
honorable mentions in order. Xizt Happy Neo/Taz ex6
ur list doesnt make sense in every metric
if we take into account achievements there is no way Ex6tenZ is above any of these
if we take into account ability to igl there is no way karrigan is under half of them
double digit iq moment
Thats pretty much my emotional list at least
i think boombla should be in the honorary mentions, he won everything with navi even when zeus couldnt, with boombla and the addition of b1t they won katowice, cologne, balst world final twice, esl pro league, dreamhack, blast fall final and also intel grand slam
he is not top 5 but honorary mention
Xizt > best at keeping it simple
Ex6tenz > most innovative
Pronax > best support
Happy > best fragger
Fallen > most impact
Gla1ve > most successful
Karrigan > best mid round