Top 20 players of 2013: GuardiaN (10)

Tgwri1s
January 11th, 2014 20:12

At the start of the second half of our list we have Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács at number 10. The star AWPer made it this high on our Top 20 of 2013 by eSportsventure.com by putting up amazing performances in all of his teams throughout the year, including 3DMAX, Virtus.pro and eventually Natus Vincere.

Basic info and history

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Originally starting his career in CS 1.6 but only playing locally, Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács switched to CS:Source in late 2008 and quickly rose to the top with his team Reason Gaming.

At the end of 2009, as an 18-year-old, he would achieve the biggest success of his career so far by winning DreamHack Winter over VeryGames, as well as multiple other LAN events such as a three-peat at iSeries. After a while, in spring 2010 he switched back to CS 1.6 and played with other local teams, but never amounted to any further top placements.

When CS:GO appeared, Kovács and his team BEASTS made the switch, and after some lineup and organization shuffling finally found the right combination in myDGB.net and made their international debut at AMD Sapphire Prague.

There they became the first team aside from NiP to defeat VeryGames, doing so in the group stage 16-12, and while the Frenchmen got their revenge in the semi-final, Kovács & co. finished in a promising 3rd place.

myDGB.net qualified for the very first event of 2013, Your road to Katowice, where they would battle three Polish teams. But even though they made it to the final, they were unable to overcome ESC Gaming (9-16, 11-16).

Shortly after, they once again moved to another home and changed lineup, joining 3DMAX and welcoming back Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný, who had three weeks earlier left the team. The new organization would enable them to continue attending events, with Mad Catz Vienna next on the horizon.

However, the team disappointed this time, losing to LDLC.com and eSports.rs in the first group stage, and then to TCM-Gaming and ESC Gaming in the second group stage, thus failing to make the playoffs.


GuardiaN was a one-man army at Mad Catz Vienna

But despite their 1-4 record as a team, Kovács displayed one of the best individual performances CS:GO has seen to this date. In this one-man army show, he put up 1.05 kills per round, had a 1.57 rating and was involved with at least one kill in 79% of round wins for his team, something that would go unmatched all year.

"I do not really know what really happened. I think I was the only one preparing for this event properly. It was a really disappointing LAN in my eyes and after that event I decided that if the team will not improve skill-wise, after CPH Games I will leave. For me having one of the best LAN performances is not that important as the team result is, and as team we failed so badly.." – about the performance in Vienna

Before Copenhagen Games they took part in the RaidCall EMS One Spring cups and SLTV StarSeries V online stage, but didn't have any notable victories and even lost to some less known teams, so the expectations around them were lowered.


GuardiaN's imrpessive 4K with the AWP

At the Copenhagen event 3DMAX found themselves in a group with VeryGames and the Swedish team Lemondogs, the only team they had defeated back in Austria one month earlier. However, this time the Swedes would get the upper hand, and they wouldn't be able to stand up to VG either, which saw 3DMAX finish 3rd in the group and move on to the lower bracket.

To make matters worse, they would lose to Germans n!faculty in the very first round, so the Slovakian-Czech team ended up in the worst possible 25th-32nd place.

Kovács was once again a one-man army, being the team's best player in 8 of their 9 maps and putting up 0.92 kills per round for a 1.30 rating. But since that led to no team success, he decided to break ties with them as he planned.

A couple of weeks later, he would join an international mix with another star player whose team had been underachieving – Richard "shox" Papillon. They would go on to win several online tournaments, including qualifiers for SLTV StarSeries VI and TECHLABS Minsk, but Kovács knew it wouldn't last as Papillon was destined to go on a different path of joining VeryGames.

"No, [that lineup] was not [hopeful for me]. [Shox] told me that he will have an offer from VG, so I knew he will join them. I just kept playing with them to stay in good shape. Even if we had stayed in that lineup, it wouldn't work for longer than 3 months. International lineups are not that successful." - whether he laid hopes in this TCM-Gaming team

After that, Kovács hinted at retirement as he had no good offers on the table, but a month later, at the beginning of June, Virtus.pro came knocking when Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev decided to leave the team.

Mid-June, he would have his LAN debut with the CIS-based squad at DreamHack Summer. Despite a shaky start when they had to mount a huge comeback against the Poles of ESC (16-14) to top the group, Virtus.pro went on to beat Lemondogs in the quarter-finals (16-14, 16-3) and schedule a meeting with NiP.

While the squad had previously defeated the Swedes for the first time at SLTV StarSeries V Finals without Kovács, this time they were unable to repeat that (6-16, 9-16), so a 3rd-4th place finish it was.


GuardiaN in the Virtus.pro jersey for the first time

Kovács himself had a good debut, putting up team's second best 0.77 kills per round, and more importantly 0.50 AWP kills per round. That made him the best AWPer of the tournament, and with double digit AWP kills in 5 of 6 maps it was also his best performance of the year in that regard, as well as one of the best by any player.

With just two weeks between events, Virtus.pro then attended RaidCall EMS One Summer Finals where they got the chance to take on NiP once again in the semi-finals.

First they defeated ESC Gaming without any problems (16-9, 16-9), and then it was time to take on the Swedes. After losing map one it seemed that they just don't have what it takes any more, but then Kovács entered the scene. With 20 AWP kills on map two, and an incredible 1-on-3 clutch in one of the key moments of the game he spurred Virtus.pro to equalize the score.


GuardiaN's game-changing 1-on-3 against NiP

They later clinched the third map as well with the tightest of margins and moved on to the grand final (11-16, 16-11, 16-14), but after the previously tiring clash they were unable to put up much resistance against VeryGames (8-16, 11-16).

Kovács otherwise didn't excel as much as before, but his contribution to the greatest success he'd achieve in a team so far was invaluable.

"The best moment was joining my first professional CS team in my long, long "career", Virtus.Pro. After few weeks of practice we were able to beat the best team in the world at RaidCall EMS One Summer season. That was a great experience for me, and the feeling of beating such a team is something I've never experienced before.

I don't really remember what we did to improve our game [compared to DH Summer], I think we just changed some positions and added some strats on the attackers' side. I think both teams were on the top of their skills as f0rest showed some impressive plays on the first map and it seemed like he blew us away from the finals one handedly.

I don't really know what happened in that semi-finals match, but on the second map I was just on rampage and I've barely missed any of my shots. On that map I just made a lot of entry frags and helped my team to get the important points. I have also won a very important 1v3 on T side, when our economy was not that good. A lost round would probably mean lost map, a lost game. In that situation GeT_RiGhT just helped me (by not killing me) to win the round for us.

On the last map I was completely erased from the map, I haven't done anything good even though we won a 2v5. That's all I did in the last map. Then my mates stepped up their game and carried the team for the win over NiP and to the finals."

There was no time to rest though, as only three days later they had to tackle another challenge at SLTV StarSeries VI Finals. The same path awaited, with ESC in the opening match who they once again bested (16-14, 16-13), and then Ninjas in Pyjamas in the upper bracket final.


1vs4 clutch against ESC Gaming

It was Kovács' time to shine again, and he did on the first map, spearheading a comeback from a 2-8 deficit for a 16-9 victory on de_mirage_ce with 25 kills (25:13 score, 1.61 rating, 13 AWP kills and 6 entry kills).

The Swedes equalized with 10-16 on de_dust2_se, but it seemed that this was going to be another victory for the Virtus.pro squad as they went up 15-5 on de_nuke_se. However, despite another 17 AWP kills and 7 entry kills by Kovács on the map, Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund & co. pulled off an incredible comeback, eventually winning on overtime and sending the CIS-based squad down to the lower bracket.

Later that day they met Natus Vincere in the consolidation final, and after a very close match, they wound up losing again by the tightest of margins on the final map (19-16, 5-16, 14-16).

It turned out that was the last match of that Virtus.pro squad, as the duo of Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow and Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov went on to form Astana Dragons with the former VP teammate Kystaubayev and two Na`Vi players, thus leaving Kovács stranded.

After that, he would go back to waiting for a new offer, which wouldn't come any time soon.

"It was a little bit of a sad period of time for me. Since I was very motivated to play competitively on the highest level, but there weren't any good offer for me. "

Despite attempts with various lineups, one of which contained Dan "apEX" Madesclaire and Ricardo "fox" Pacheco, and another with players from Slovakian and Czech scene, Kovács would stay teamless until November.

"There wasn't [a promising] lineup unfortunately. I would have liked to form a home team like I had in CS:S and achieve something big for our countries, but it's somehow impossible. Hard to say why, but that's the truth. So I just kept playing some mixes, gathers, MM and a lot of hours of DotA."

But with DreamHack Winter looming ahead, he decided to join Alexey "OverDrive" Birukov's mix Nostalgie to play SLTV StarSeries VIII with them and, more importantly attempt to reach the big event through the BYOC qualifier in Sweden.

However, despite adding former Na`Vi and Astana Dragons player Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev, it wasn't enough for Nostalgie to make it past the final step in Jönköping, as Reason Gaming got the best of them 9-16 in the deciding match.


GuardiaN tried to qualify for DreamHack Winter with Nostaglie 

"I think we would have won if it was BO3. We just made a lot of random decisions, like buying 3-4 rounds in a row as CTs and stuff. So we gave them 6 rounds for free. I don't think they were that good, we just had fun and tried to do some crazy actions. Happens sometimes :) It wasn't really important for me to qualify, even though it would be nice to get there with such a mix.

Anyway, it was a good experience for me and probably if I hadn't attended DHW, I would not be picked by Na`Vi. That was my destiny :P"

And right after DreamHack, where Na`Vi failed to make it past the group stage, Kovács was asked to join the team together with Sukhariev. Not long after, they would attend their first event, SLTV StarSeries VIII Finals and show their potential.

Although they lost their first match against the Poles of AGAiN, Na`Vi went on to knock out Astana Dragons in the lower bracket final (17-21, 16-13, 16-11), while Kovács put on a Man of the Match performance (78:50, 1.27 rating, 30 AWP kills).

"The last matchup against Astana Dragons at StarSeries VIII lan finals in Kiev was kinda specific for me. It's always different to play against "ex-teammates" than other teams I've never played for.

Before this match I had the feeling that I want to put every single point of my skill into the game to carry my team to win the game. I think it was not only me, because finishing last would be a shame for all 10 players in both teams."

They then made it past GamePub in the consolidation final (16-10, 16-14) and got another chance to take on AGAiN. But the Poles were better once more (14-16, 16-14, 8-16), so Kovács had to settle for 2nd place.

Individually, he was one of the stars of the event, having the highest amount of kills (231), the third highest rating (1.12), and was also the best AWPer (0.36 kills per round) and entry killer (65% of first duels won).

"Compared to VP, professionalism of this team and organization is better by a lot. I feel like a real professional sportsman. They care about everything, healthcare, gaming conditions, practicing. About everything that a professional player needs. I think the language barrier is not that huge as it was in VP. I think it's at least 3-4 times better, but I am not the right person that should talk about it, that's just my feeling. I always do my best to make my managers, teammates satisfied." - about being in Na`Vi.

Kovács has only been a part of Natus Vincere for a month, but he has set the highest goals possible for himself and the team.

"First of all, our biggest goal is to win EMS One Katowice. Any place other than top3 will be a huge disappointment for us, because we are putting a lot of hours into our practice, a lot of effort to do well in our games. After EMS I would like to win as much events as we will be able to (at least one major)." - goals and expectations for 2014

Why is he the 10th best player of 2013?

While Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács had an unstable year in terms of teams, he continuously put up impressive performances wherever he went and regardless of his achievements.

Starting off with incredible play in 3DMAX, he went on to become Virtus.pro's star AWPer and help them get 2nd place at RC EMS One Summer, as well as third places at DH Summer and SLTV StarSeries VI, and at the end of the year he led Na`Vi to 2nd place in SLTV StarSeries VIII.

He played well at each of those events, making him one of the most consistent players of the year, and unsurprisingly, he was also one of the best AWPers with the third most total kills (464) and the third best average (0.38 AWP kills per round).

Overall, with 0.80 kills per round he was shared 3rd best fragger of the year, and only one player was more important for his team in terms of getting at least one kill in each round won, of which Kovács contributed to 68%.

Furthermore, he was the most successful entry killer in the world with 63% of first duels won, and fifth most entry kills on average (0.14 per round). But in the end, while all that was enough to get him into the top 10, it wasn't enough to compensate for his lack of titles and his absence from several important events, so despite being one of the most impressive players, he couldn't get a higher.

Bold prediction

Kovács decided to go for a truly bold prediction, saying that his 17-year-old former teammate from a few local teams Martin "styko" Styk can go on to do big things.

Slovakia Martin "styko" Styk

"Probably the best Slovakian talent at the moment in our little scene. If he finds the right team with the right chemistry, he can do big things in this year. He just needs the right player that can pull out his full potential.

And I would like to mention Denis "seized" Kostin as the player that will 100% show great plays in this year, stay tuned :P"

How did you see Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács' 2013 performance? Did he deserve 10th place or should he be higher or lower?

Let us know what you think and if you haven't already seen the rest of the list, check it out here at the Top 20 players of 2013 ranking by eSportsventure.com.

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#1
World nishy 
DESERVED. Awesome player! Stuck through it when he had to go through so much shit with teams
2014-01-11 20:13
REALLY REALLY Well deserved! He would've deserved more than he got this year. Hope for better year for him:p
2014-01-12 01:18
+1
2014-01-12 19:00
#2
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Norway billson 
nice
2014-01-11 20:13
#3
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
yezzz best sniper! imo good job Ladislav :)
2014-01-11 20:13
AMAZING Sniper !
2014-01-11 20:56
kennyS is better in my opinion :)
2014-01-12 00:23
yes, but guardiaN is a beast 2 !
2014-01-12 00:30
in your opinion. only
2014-01-12 15:35
guradian is more consistant
2014-01-14 08:43
deserved
2014-01-11 20:13
nice
2014-01-11 20:14
10 ? badjoke hltv.org
2014-01-11 20:15
#147
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Brazil INSIDER1234 
#
2014-01-12 02:27
awesome player goodluck, Ladik homie bruh slavonian!
2014-01-11 20:15
#8
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Chile dEaux 
NICE!
2014-01-11 20:16
#9
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Slovakia montty 
that prediction :D .. btw nice 10th place gj
2014-01-11 20:17
#10
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Ukraine admiralz0r 
ns player
2014-01-11 20:17
#67
Sunde | 
World sfu 
what?
2014-01-11 21:07
#112
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
nice shot player
2014-01-11 22:28
for me the best awper and the most univerzal player. GL Guard
2014-01-11 20:17
he might be the best awper, but f0rest and shox are more universally complete players in my opinion.
2014-01-11 20:26
+1
2014-01-12 02:12
no apEX in top20, sad
2014-01-11 20:17
9th maybe
2014-01-11 20:27
Highly doubt it, he's amazing, but hasn't done enough throughout the whole year to deserve it
2014-01-11 20:56
he deserved a place in the top 20 at least imo
2014-01-11 20:59
won eswc?
2014-01-11 21:08
And also won with Nostalgie vs NaVi in final of some LAN I can't remember the name of.
2014-01-12 00:26
yeh that too
2014-01-12 01:43
Prague Challenge
2014-01-12 16:09
#80
NiKo | 
France Sheld 
top9 players left : gtr, forest, xizt, shox, scream, nbk, hiko, dosia, jw
2014-01-11 21:24
yea probably
2014-01-11 21:25
#157
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
-Dosia +VG.ExZ
2014-01-12 04:45
1. gtr 2. shox 3. forest 4. scream 5. Nbk 6. Xizt 7. jw 8. dosia/hiko/apex 9. hiko/apeX/dosia
2014-01-12 13:29
#191
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Greece her-1g 
yeah prolly something like that
2014-01-12 14:20
deserved, but thought he will be 5-8th. gj !
2014-01-11 20:17
lol im definitely not agree with this... this guys was literally a MONSTER thru the whole year and they gonna put that wobbly kid JW higher ? im wont even talk about hiko,Dosia and Xizt
2014-01-11 20:19
#19
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Azerbaijan Talley 
Jw is dh champion, guardian shoul be happy foing in this list.
2014-01-11 20:24
+1
2014-01-11 22:15
#25
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Sweden mrarrogant 
MVP in the biggest tournament of CS:GO, what the fuck do you expect?
2014-01-11 20:28
Everyone treats DHW as if it's worth more than all the other tournaments combined, and fnatic still haven't beaten VG. In my book, no fnatic player deserves to be in this top 10
2014-01-11 22:41
10 in just 6months ! gj!
2014-01-11 20:20
Best awper in GO! Also glad he mentioned Styko who is also top quality and extremely underrated.
2014-01-11 20:20
GJ LACO
2014-01-11 20:21
You forgot about TCM team
2014-01-11 20:26
It's mentioned in the article, and we only included the most notable ones in the picture cause there was too many. Also left out is myDGB.net which he played for in January.
2014-01-11 20:27
Thank you for your effort in this... I can really say that I really appreciate :)
2014-01-15 23:02
#24
Norway ensa 
best sniper in csgo =)
2014-01-11 20:28
guardian better than friberg? hahahahahaha
2014-01-11 20:28
#27
Slovakia xarc 
great :) cg btw. styko has a really big potential, well I think the last thing he misses is a great team.. he's a rising star.
2014-01-11 20:29
expected
2014-01-11 20:30
Genuinely think he's probably the best player in the world (except maybe f0rest/get_right). Real shame he had a run of bad luck otherwise he would have been a lot higher. But I think 10th is about right considering his lack of titles.
2014-01-11 20:33
Sucks that he was teamless half the year, otherwise he'd be top 5 without a doubt.
2014-01-11 20:33
Exactly what I was thinking. Hes definitely top 5.
2014-01-12 07:27
#34
Peru dbie 
That moment when you play for NiP with f0rest, Xizt and GTR and GuardiaN gets better ranked than you.
2014-01-11 20:36
lol'd
2014-01-11 21:41
and he totally deserves his spot, moreover i think that he should have been placed at least 8th. (GuardiaN)
2014-01-12 03:46
What I mean is that GuardiaN didn't have team stability.
2014-01-12 05:31
Actually, not that difficulty. friberg has better team mates than GuardiaN (fact - doesn't matter which team) that are some of the best in the world, leaving little space for him to shine.
2014-01-12 21:49
#35
Serbia FREb 
Now it's a guess if he doesn't change a team like a pair of shoes.
2014-01-11 20:36
love guardian
2014-01-11 20:37
BEST AWP AWARD SHOULD'VE BEEN GIVEN TO GUARDIAN.
2014-01-11 20:40
xd
2014-01-11 20:41
Given his luck with teams, he has done amazing to get into the top10, it just highlights how good he is when he actually gets a chance! If he was in a consistent team like NiP or VG, for sure he would be much higher, hopefully na'vi will give him that oppurtunity
2014-01-11 20:43
#66
SpawN | 
Slovakia mBust3r 
well said, totally agree
2014-01-11 21:06
+1
2014-01-12 00:08
Maybe if he was in NiP, he would have more trouble getting "his space", with the likes of f0rest and GTR in the team. He played amazingly in those teams, because the pressure was on him and he's a skilled player (granted), but the circumstances are important. This happens in football, too. A good player moves from a lesser team to a top team and disappoints. Not saying that would happen with him, but it's something to think about.
2014-01-12 21:53
deserved and expected tbh.imo he is in top5 skillwise but this ranking is about achievments aswell so he cant be higher...
2014-01-11 20:41
gj :)
2014-01-11 20:44
definitely the No.1 awp player!!!!
2014-01-11 20:44
#59
Portugal esd7 
+1
2014-01-11 21:00
#46
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Ireland ConorMcGregor 
best awper atm
2014-01-11 20:51
imho he WAS the best awper in the first half of 2013, now he isn't in form yet, and also many awpers improved a lot
2014-01-11 22:11
that's your opnion, just check his match's, he joined at Na'Vi 1 month ago , let's see how will be now, but w/e, how is better than guardian so ? kennyS ? lol
2014-01-12 02:18
Deserved but still I don't see GuardiaN > friberg this year...
2014-01-11 20:52
#74
Brazil chqr 
+1 this!
2014-01-11 21:17
+1
2014-01-12 01:19
+1
2014-01-12 02:46
Hope we get to see you show your skills to the fullest this year, its a shame when such a strong player isnt playing in one of the best teams! :)
2014-01-11 20:55
BEST!
2014-01-11 20:56
I'm glad hes found a home at navi, but shame he couldnt do it with his countrymen, otherwise I believe he is one of the best, very scary awp skills!
2014-01-11 20:58
gg
2014-01-11 20:58
#57
Lithuania beer 
gl guardian!!!
2014-01-11 20:59
#58
Portugal esd7 
best awper in csgo
2014-01-11 21:00
very good player just unlucky with his past team's let's hope he has a good 2014
2014-01-11 21:00
deserved. vela stastia v NaVi :)
2014-01-11 21:02
Nice, I really hope that Na´Vi will keep him and the next year he will be in the Top 5 for sure, he is very impresive and the best awper at the moment. Thanks for this year of this great played GuardiaN.
2014-01-11 21:05
No Guardian you were dodging GTR's Bullets when you were shaking lol.
2014-01-11 21:06
He's like oskar and foxj... these guys don't have ONE single player in their country that plays on their level.
2014-01-11 21:10
styko from slovakia is now on this level too I think :)
2014-01-11 21:32
gg guys
2014-01-11 21:11
GardineN (;_;)7
2014-01-11 21:14
awesome player higher than the top 10
2014-01-11 21:17
top kek
2014-01-12 04:34
guardian = one man army
2014-01-11 21:18
top5 player foshoo
2014-01-11 21:20
Exoected ! Really good player, awesome to watch :)
2014-01-11 21:25
GuardiaN <THE MACHINE>
2014-01-11 21:38
#86
SpawN | 
Iceland vasyl86 
should be in top3 atleast
2014-01-11 21:39
overrated.
2014-01-11 21:41
so if guardian is pick it wont be about the number of event ! So shox should be #1 (specially vg attend more event last 6 month than Nip. Kqly should really be in top 10 if he is predict by everyone ! he had a great year
2014-01-11 21:50
there is no way that shox will(or should) be #1.he is worse statwise and achievmentwise than gtr and forest...number of events doesnt matter at all in this case
2014-01-11 22:00
I agree about gr and f0rest being #1 and #2 but you can't really look at the stats or achievements, poor guy went into awful teams. If you play with better players around you, you start playing better as well.
2014-01-11 22:05
i agree with that but this ranking is mainly about those 2 things so it should be 1.gtr 2.forest... but if you ask me shox is the best player atm skillwise
2014-01-11 22:07
so how guardian that high even if he is very good no doubt . But kinda unlucky with teams . Whereas player like kioshima & kqly were always good (and mostly kqly everyone predict good for him) and had same amount of match as guardian . (+ won eswc) .
2014-01-12 01:53
this ranking is about LAN achievments. KQLY started shining in the 2nd half of 2013 and didn't really play much events. From what i remember, he played ESWC and DH Winter only + some domestic LANs.
2014-01-12 03:50
i guess bcs of this... guardian,map played 147,k/d 1.28,rating 1.19 kioshima,map played 59,k/d 1.16,rating 1.10 and kqly had only 41 maps played so this is probably the reason.but is still dont see your point with shox before gtr and forest.he has less maps played and worse stats
2014-01-12 10:37
I don't think Kqly will be in top 10.. we didn't see much from him in the first half of the year. apEX has more chance since he did very well with LDLC, Nostalgie and CM. imo he was the best player (most consistent) in all 3 teams.
2014-01-11 22:01
lol stupid, gtr should be #1 for sure, no question about it.
2014-01-11 22:06
#92
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Ukraine kalitajke 
top5
2014-01-11 21:52
Not top20 worthy:)
2014-01-11 21:57
#98
ANGE1 | 
Turkey RAGE_M 
Probably the best AWPer in the world
2014-01-11 22:01
loool #10, friberg should be above guardian
2014-01-11 22:13
Nbk or xizt next
2014-01-11 22:15
Deserved!
2014-01-11 22:17
#116
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
Judging by GuardiaN's past comments on HLTV he's an arrogant and rude faggot, but I highly respect him as a player for his talent in the game. He's great with pistol, rifle, and the AWP. What a beast. It's a pity he's not a better person and he can't find a stable team (due to language and location), otherwise he'd definitely be at the top.
2014-01-11 22:54
he is far away from being arrogant.. Dont judge anyone you dont know so far.
2014-01-11 23:01
keep trying but these thread does not prove anything
2014-01-12 10:10
#184
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
No, the replies of his show that he's rude and if you can't understand that you're probably the same kind of person as him. I'm not wasting any more time with you. Don't bother replying.
2014-01-12 13:07
mr obvious
2014-01-12 16:11
Prediction: styko LOOOOL...
2014-01-11 22:56
u wot m8, nid som beatin'
2014-01-11 23:15
Doesn't play the game for a year, still makes top 10 because why not
2014-01-11 22:59
10 - friberg 11 - guardian would have been more suited.
2014-01-11 23:15
Ladislav <3
2014-01-11 23:37
#187
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Ukraine petruska 
no
2014-01-12 13:27
GZ GuardiaN, and I definitely agree with your prediction ;)
2014-01-11 23:45
If he only had a team all of the year he would easily be 4th or 5th in the list if you ask me. One of the most stable entry fraggers and AWP players out there. Carries his team almost every single match.
2014-01-11 23:55
#131
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Switzerland texo 
Congratulations GuardiaN, you deserved it. wish you luck and succes in 2014.
2014-01-12 00:10
delpan not in top20?
2014-01-12 00:29
ofc not...
2014-01-12 00:32
far from top20
2014-01-12 00:37
go go go ladik i love u
2014-01-12 01:57
#144
tHm | 
Denmark tHm 
He litterally only played 5 events and you STILL wanna place him on a top20 list over the entirety of 2013?? What a joke.
2014-01-12 02:17
He participated in 6 LAN tournaments, and pretty much in every online league during the first 5-6 months of the year. And the fact he has 3rd most AWP kills and being the absolute best entry fragger of the year with almost 5 months less playtime in major tournaments just proves how worhty he is of being in this list. He has single-handedly carried almost every team he have played with in pretty much every single game. This guy is definitely one of the best.
2014-01-12 04:16
#171
tHm | 
Denmark tHm 
So? Online results should not even be considered here.
2014-01-12 11:28
Agree, dont understand this ranking. Probably some admin is just big fanboy of Guardian.
2014-01-12 09:14
#172
tHm | 
Denmark tHm 
Dont get me wrong, he's an insane player, and if he'd played more tournaments he would most likely deserve a place on the list. But he has not attended many LANs and online results should not matter at all.
2014-01-12 11:29
I hear you bro =) You are good guy.
2014-01-12 12:02
very mush skillied playor
2014-01-12 02:23
bold prediction :D
2014-01-12 03:11
top5 f0rest gtr Dosia xizt NBK
2014-01-12 05:43
#173
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Slovakia ten chester 
xizt :DDDD
2014-01-12 11:30
Of course he will be top5. But wouldnt be suprised if he isnt here. Cant understand ranking where overrated and arrogant Guardian is in better place than Friberg.
2014-01-12 12:04
How is he overrated ?
2014-01-12 12:28
Because all slovakian fanboys think he is CSGO god who never misses. Few good shots at few lans and he is already better than Friberg. Get real, this ranking is big joke.
2014-01-12 13:03
He misses alot actualy, but he gets the frag/frags in the end, it's his style. This is not about being a fanboy, it is based purely on stats and those say that he was the best entry fragger in the world @2013 and also the 3rd best fragger and he managed to achieve this while participating in less events than the other players in this ranking.
2014-01-12 13:21
as you can see a lot of people think that he is one of the best players and probably the best awper...and not only from slovakia. and few good shots? did you even read the article? i highly doubt about it
2014-01-12 13:53
#180
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Slovakia ten chester 
he wrote top5, f0rest+gtr+Dosia+xizt+NBK shox < xizt and yes, xizt will be in top10
2014-01-12 12:36
#188
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Ukraine petruska 
kick xizt,+scream
2014-01-12 13:28
xizt>scream anytime.
2014-01-12 17:29
AWP MONSTER
2014-01-12 07:29
gj :)
2014-01-12 08:16
#166
Ukraine rim 
best sniper in the world only 10? pff
2014-01-12 09:20
it's not "World's AWP players rating"
2014-01-12 11:58
#186
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Ukraine petruska 
I think he deserve better place))
2014-01-12 13:26
LOL 10 are you joke ?? with those skills and stats in lan fail hltv.org
2014-01-12 15:01
+1 This is joke, Guardian higher than Friberg. Guardian just few lans with lucky shots and havent won nothing.
2014-01-12 16:24
mad? it´s about top players not teams moron
2014-01-14 01:12
Not mad, just not deserved in my opinion!
2014-01-14 05:25
GuardiaN: 0.80 KPR , 0.63 DPR, 1,18 K/D, Best entry killing success rate Friberg: 0.74 KPR, 0.63 DPR, 1,10 K/D I have no doubt that friberg is really great player in top team but stats are stats so who deserves it more... jOELZ?
2014-01-14 09:43
Teams wins also counts because friberg have carried NiP alot. Remember that. For me and everyone else here except fanboy slovaks, fribeg>Guardian.
2014-01-14 10:02
"it´s about top players not teams" fanboy slovaks or GuardiaN´s hater??? btw you can send crying email to eSportsventure.com maybe they will change ranking
2014-01-14 10:18
who is guardian?
2014-01-12 16:26
LOL
2014-01-12 16:28
Overrated slovakian CSGO-player who have won 0 lans so far.
2014-01-12 16:31
Overrated ? Stats tells it all Don't be mad, fanboy
2014-01-17 13:54
Insult, reported.
2014-01-17 14:36
Insult ? What ? o.O whatever.. How can you say Guardian has 10th place just because admin is fanboy ? WHAT ? You better take a look at statistics If Guardian was so random as you think, he would not have played so good for whole year. "+1 This is joke, Guardian higher than Friberg. Guardian just few lans with lucky shots and havent won nothing." You have just proven that you have no idea what are you talking about. Friberg is good player, indeed. But how can you compare them by how much lans they win ? Are you comparing teams or what ? Just so you know, this is about personal skill of each player, not about how much lans they win as a team. BUM.
2014-01-17 17:19
GJ Guardian.. train and improve more!
2014-01-12 16:39
#214
GuardiaN | 
Slovakia fpmK 
Best awper and my favorite player :D
2014-01-12 17:34
I thought that he must be on top 5.
2014-01-12 17:38
Wow, he did not deserv this more than friberg does. This list is nonsense.
2014-01-12 17:46
+1
2014-01-12 19:31
not deserved...
2014-01-12 18:45
deserved more...
2014-01-12 19:53
ggwp Laco :)
2014-01-13 16:03
not deserved...
2014-01-14 02:59
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