Top 20 players of 2013: ScreaM (7)

Tgwri1s
January 14th, 2014 20:05

The best aimer in the world, Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, is number 7 on our Top 20 of 2013 by eSportsventure.com. Ever since joining VeryGames in January, he was always one of the best players in the world, and he made big contributions to help VeryGames overturn their NiP rivalry near the end of the year.

Basic info and history

https://static.hltv.org/images/galleries/1693-medium/1389726065.6054.jpeg

Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom first lit up the French CS:Source scene in 2010 as a 16-year-old when his eLogic team did well in EPS France. The Belgian would already in 2011 become part of a 3DMAX squad together with Richard "shox" Papillon that would manage to dethrone VeryGames at MaxLan.

Their paths would go separate ways when Papillon joined the big VG in May 2011, but they would get back together in 2012 in Tt Dragons. After CS:GO came out, they teamed up with experienced in-game leader Steeve "Ozstrik3r" Flavigni and would embark on adventures in the new game in August.

First named Epsilon, then Millenium, they would finally find a stable home in Imaginary, but Benrlitom himself though made his international CS:GO debut as a stand-in for BuyKey at AMD Sapphire Prague, where he put up incredible numbers (0.97 kills per round) and awed the audience on numerous occasions.

He would later attend SLTV StarSeries IV Finals with his own team, where despite another brilliant individual performance, the team finished 3rd after losses to ESC Gaming and Virtus.pro.

At the beginning of 2013, when Cédric "RpK" Guipouy decided to retire, the rumor-mill was at full pace with talks of Benrlitom joining VeryGames and helping them finally become better than NiP. And on January 16th he officially signed for the French team, making his debut a few days later in ESEA and immediately setting the scene on fire with his plays in the online league.

"I was really happy and proud to join VeryGames, I'm playing a lot more with them but it doesn't change my life so much, I always played a lot :D" – on how joining VeryGames affected him personally

However, despite his amazing form, the team would still lose to NiP, finding themselves on the wrong side of a 0-14 comeback, also in ESEA's online stage, and to further their troubles, they would later lose to Virtus.pro in the semi-final of Fnatic FragOut League.

But with highlight after highlight Benrlitom started establishing himself as one of the biggest stars in the world, and soon it would be time for his LAN debut with the new team. They attended Mad Catz Vienna with hopes of finally overthrowing NiP, but they would hit troubles early on.

With a draw against ALTERNATE in their second match, VeryGames needed to beat Anexis in order to top their group, but the Danes stunned them with a 4-16 loss and sent them to the second group stage instead of going directly to playoffs.

The French-Belgian squad still made their way to the knockout stage, but this time the entirely new to CS:GO squad of Na`Vi gave them a fight of their lives in the quarter-final. After a 6-hour match VG made it through to the semi-final (34-30, 11-16, 16-14), but then Anexis would once again get the better of them (12-16, 16-9, 13-16), marking it the first time VeryGames failed to reach the grand final in CS:GO.


ScreaM had a good VeryGames debut in Vienna

Despite the team finishing in a disappointing 3rd place, Benrlitom was one of the stars of the event, having the most total kills (315) and doing great in the playoffs (5th best 1.09 playoff rating), and of course scoring an incredible 226 headshots (72%), amount that would go unmatched for the rest of the year.

He would continue showing his headshot prowess at Copenhagen Games where he first broke the 80% barrier, but the team would still not make progress. They finally got the chance to meet NiP for the first time with the new lineup on LAN, but the Swedes overpowered them in the upper bracket semi-final (11-16, 2-16).

Later they would lose 4-16 in the lower bracket final to the same Danes who knocked them out in Vienna, now named Western Wolves, so no rematch with NiP would come and an even more disappointing 4th place finish was in the books.


ScreaM went for headshots only at Mad Catz Birmingham

VeryGames would finally clinch their first international title one week later at Mad Catz Birmingham, although without the toughest competition of NiP and Virtus.pro, and without even meeting their new nemesis Western Wolves.

Benrlitom, who finished as the 2nd best fragger in his team at Copenhagen Games, this time finished as the worst with 0.71 kills per round. But it was by no means a bad event for him, having a well above average 1.07 rating, and more interestingly getting his all-time headshot percentage record with 88% (127 headshots out of 144 kills).

"Sometimes I want to get only headshots to train my aim, and yes on some matches at this LAN I was trying to get only heads."

The next meeting with NiP came at RaidCall EMS One Spring Finals, but even though they had a great opportunity to even the series on the second map, VeryGames lost 3-16, 14-16 and wound up 3rd-4th once again.

They would then come as close as ever at ESEA Season 13 Global Finals, taking NiP on in the upper bracket final and losing two maps 14-16 despite leading at the half both times. After that they lost to Quantic as well, finishing in another 3rd place, and going home disappointed.


Four stunning headshots against NiP at ESEA 13 Global Finals

Benrlitom had another solid event, putting up team's second best 0.73 kills per round and doing well in both of their close losses, so he wasn't considered a reason for another below-standard placing.

But the team did, however, consider a lineup change after the long set of events, and eventually they decided to replace the youngest member of the team, Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, with Benrlitom's former teammate and also former VG member Richard "shox" Papillon.

VeryGames would skip DreamHack Summer due to the lineup change, and with some mediocre online performances they would end up qualifying for the RaidCall EMS One Summer Finals, which is where the new lineup made its debut at the end of June.

The team overcame Copenhagen Wolves and fnatic to get to the final, but instead of meeting Ninjas in Pyjamas there, they ran into Virtus.pro. That proved to be an easy challenge for the new squad, as they disposed of their opponents 16-8, 16-11.


ScreaM at RaidCall EMS One Summer Finals

Benrlitom was overall just about average, with a 0.99 rating as the 3rd best in his team, but he did win several important clutch rounds for VG, overall having five 1-on-1s and a 1-on-2 throughout the event, and also as usual aiming flawlessly (71% headshots).

"When I'm on a good day I think it's helping my team a lot. It depends, sometimes I can be in first to get headshots and sometimes I'm behind and I'm the clutcher.

When shox joined the team we changed a lot of things in our game and we tried to make me more helpful."

Their next test was only after the summer break that saw them rest for the entire month of July, coming back in August to take part in Mad Catz Invitational Cologne. The team made it to the LAN final where they met the new fnatic squad, formerly Epsilon, and led by one of Benrlitom's strongest LAN performances of the year (45:24 score, 1.47 rating), VeryGames stomped the Swedes 16-8, 16-5.

At the beginning of September, Benrlitom had what is definitely his best match of the year, albeit online in the final of FACEIT Cup August, when VeryGames finally took a map against NiP. Even though they eventually lost the match (16-13, 14-16, 16-12), it was a sign of things to come, and Benrlitom's unbelievable play in the series was the main reason they did that well (93:55 score, 1.57 rating).

 

A few days later they met NiP on LAN in the quarter-final of DreamHack Bucharest, but it didn't go so well for the Frenchmen as it did online, notching up another convincing loss (10-16, 2-16) and going home with a 5th-8th finish.

"I think people prefer actions like my 4k on nuke at ESEA. My clutches were not that spectacular, but I remember my clutch at DreamHack Bucharest, I think it was an important round to win." - on whether his clutching ability goes unnoticed because of his spectacular aim

Nevertheless, the long awaited moment would come two weeks later in MSI Beat it European Finals, although again online, as VeryGames would beat NiP in the semi-final convincingly (16-8, 16-7) with Benrlitom once again on song (44:26, 1.50 rating). That would clinch them a spot for the tournament in China, while Benrlitom ended up with an MVP-worthy performance throughout the online qualifier, playing well in each of their 13 maps (0.85 kills per round, 1.31 rating).

And then on the 10th of October VeryGames finally defeated NiP on LAN for the first time, doing so in the upper bracket semi-final of SLTV StarSeries VII Finals (16-14, 16-6). Benrlitom continued his impressive form and top fragged in this series (52:33, 1.42), and even though he was overshadowed by his teammate Papillon overall at the event, he was one of the best players in Kiev that weekend.


ScreaM was in amazing form during the post-summer period, especially in matches against NiP

VeryGames would repeat that feat at RaidCall EMS One Fall Finals, this time beating their big nemesis in the grand final (5-16, 16-14, 16-6), with Benrlitom again having a great series (57:46, 1.18 rating).


An eco round against SK in ESEA Season 15

But after this incredible spell of form since coming back from the summer break, Benrlitom would somewhat quiet down until the end of the year. At ESWC VeryGames defeated NiP for the third time in a row (16-13, 19-16), but would then lose to Clan-Mystik on the big stage where Benrlitom had one of his worst series of the year.

They traveled to China next for the MSI Beat it Grand Finals, where they came back to winning ways, having no real problems against SK in the semis and defeating fnatic in the final (16-12, 16-10).


ScreaM in China at MSI Beat it Grand Finals

"I really liked this trip in China. People are so nice and we were like superstars, everyone wanted a photo with us, it was so special. I hope for more events there ;)"

And then it was time for the biggest event of the year, DreamHack Winter. A 14-16 loss to compLexity sent VeryGames to the same side of the bracket as NiP, and after they made it past Copenhagen Wolves in the semis, it was time for another big clash. However, the Swedes had found an answer to their previous problems and this time they came out on top (13-16, 16-6, 5-16), leaving VG in 3rd-4th place.

Benrlitom had his worst performance of the year on this occasion, despite one great map against the Wolves, ending up with the team's worst 0.92 rating and only 0.62 kills per round.

"Yes for sure it was my worst LAN this year, and I really felt bad after that :(. My aim felt good there, but not my gamesense, I only made bad moves, that's why it was my worst LAN I think."

Although he had a great year by most standards, Benrlitom is determined to improve and he has identified things to work on.

"I didn't play my best this year, I felt really inconsistent. I'm not really proud of myself, I have to step up this year and I will do everything for that. I didn't try to improve myself enough, I only played a lot of deathmatch for my skill, but that isn't enough and I have to do more to be more helpful.

I have to improve my gamesense and also my aim! I want to be more helpful to my team, and like everyone I wanna be the best :)"

Why is he the 7th best player in 2013?

Without a doubt the most impressive aimer of the year, having made 75% of his kills with headshots, way more than anyone else, 19-year-old Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom was one of VeryGames' key members on their road to success in 2013.

He was in incredible shape in the second half of the year, when he was one of the keys in overturning their big rivalry with NiP by having some incredible performances against the Swedes.

Additionally, and perhaps surprisingly he was one of the best clutchers, as no one won more than his 25 one-on-ones, and only two players won more than his 13 one-on-two situations.

On the other hand, he was rather inconsistent throughout the year, more so than any of the players above him in the ranking, and he was never the star of his team during their winning campaigns, having no MVP titles to show for.

Bold prediction

Like five other players before him, Benrlitom also has huge hopes for the talented AWPer of Clan-Mystik.

France Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian

"KQLY. I didn't know him a lot before CSGO, but he played really well this year and I'm sure he’s gonna be better and better!"

Did you expect Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom higher on the list or lower? After reading about his year, do you think 7th is the right place for him?

With only six players to go we are getting to the absolute best of the year. But before we do, make sure to remind yourself how the whole Top 20 of 2013 by eSprotsventure.com looks so far.

https://static.hltv.org/images/galleries/1693-medium/1388591754.8778.jpeg

n111..a stronger DHW and would have been better than 7th
2014-01-14 20:10
#63
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
this. People don't understand that this list covers the entire year..
2014-01-14 20:23
Not seeing him at least top4 makes me wonder whether this ranking is legit or not. I mean Dosia, NBK and Xizt are way below stat-wise but they will be placed higher whereas players like Hiko & Guardian who have betters stats are put below.
2014-01-14 20:34
#92
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
he might be the best aimer in the world, ot atleast he WAS. The last 3 months he played total shit and didn't live up to his reputation, therefore you haven't been top4 the entire 2013. GT, forest, nbk and shox has
2014-01-14 20:34
I edited my reply a bit
2014-01-14 20:36
WAS? ;);););)
2014-01-14 20:49
#143
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Belgium -Extaz- 
How can you say Shox was consistent the whole year? he only played 6-7 months for VeryGames. First 5 months he wasn't in a professional team. How can you seriously say Shox is top4 for entire 2013 and ScreaM not? I agree Shox deserves a top 4. But so does ScreaM because he is actually playing the whole year on professional level. Shox didn't.
2014-01-14 21:07
hltv.org/?pageid=247&playerid=7390&event.. hltv.org/?pageid=247&playerid=1225&event.. Compare. The whole does not necessarily mean every damn tournament. JW, Flusha, Hiko didn't attend as many tournaments as shox but still they are in the least. But almost every damn tournament shox attended he was the best player of VG. What else do you need?
2014-01-14 21:18
ever considered watching a few matches?? stats cant tell you everything.
2014-01-15 15:16
NBK wasn't good during last 3-4 months.
2014-01-15 05:40
#298
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
you high son
2014-01-15 12:42
In this case, read the comment above over and over again until your doubts disappear.
2014-01-14 20:42
scream is inconsistent and didn't play well in many tournaments
2014-01-14 21:00
headshot machine
2014-01-14 20:06
#3
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Hungary lemusz 
Best aimer on the world and just #7? :OOOOOOOOOOOOO
2014-01-14 20:07
best aimer < best clutcher/player/brainer :)
2014-01-14 20:10
#67
United Kingdom Woon 
this
2014-01-14 20:24
he is probably one of the best clutcher as well, I don't know what you're talking about.
2014-01-14 20:35
he's not that good compared to GTR/shox tho D:
2014-01-14 21:01
3rd most clutch rounds won
2014-01-14 21:03
Source of these statisctics?
2014-01-14 21:29
#194
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
1st image in the thread -.- i guess 90% of hltv.org users need glasses.
2014-01-14 22:13
#276
cyx | 
Russia Juse 
:DDD retard
2014-01-15 08:03
not that good ?I think you overestimate shox and gtr's abilities to clutch.
2014-01-14 21:18
Shox is a master clutcher surely > ScreaM But scream is good bot not best tho
2014-01-14 21:29
jw best
2014-01-15 19:28
Every freaking time when i was watching shox, he was clutching, he's incredibly smart, and his aim is sick as well
2014-01-14 22:31
holy shit, but only scream can eat f0rest with 10 hp
2014-01-15 07:34
Rofl haha
2014-01-15 11:55
#4
Italy One. 
The aim master.
2014-01-14 20:08
I'd say he's the tap master or headshot master, his spray technique is pretty far from best in the world if you ask me.
2014-01-14 20:17
He has a brutal spray too man, just never needs too
2014-01-14 20:22
I didn't say it was bad, that would just be weird. All I'm saying is that I think he is a much better taper than sprayer.
2014-01-14 20:31
this list is cancer
2014-01-14 20:08
#57
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Portugal exorN 
+1
2014-01-14 20:21
#6
CHEDEL | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
good but not the best :P
2014-01-14 20:08
#56
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Denmark vexity 
jw best!
2014-01-14 20:21
jw 8, not best
2014-01-14 20:22
#114
CHEDEL | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
jw isn't better than scream, sorry dude.
2014-01-14 20:43
BIG JOKE
2014-01-14 20:09
#8
Poland zmylo 
only 7 ?
2014-01-14 20:09
bullshit ;<
2014-01-14 20:10
top1-5
2014-01-14 20:10
#12
cyx | 
Russia Juse 
Only 7 Rofl
2014-01-14 20:10
wow, i didnt expected that, though his stats are better Gj anyway
2014-01-14 20:10
#15
aizy | 
Poland flvcko 
Aim master only #7? what? ScreaM should be top3 at least
2014-01-14 20:11
#32
Czech Republic KB24 
what is he is aim master? the stats are there u just have to look at them he was really inconsistent and he does not deserve to be in the top5 this year.
2014-01-14 20:14
did u even read the article? he has the best headshot rate, but who cares if u kill a dude with a hs?
2014-01-14 20:19
tell me how he is better than gtr/shox/forest?
2014-01-14 20:44
no he shouldnt
2014-01-14 21:54
#7?? he was in my top 4 with gtr f0rest and shox
2014-01-14 20:11
deserved gj
2014-01-14 20:11
He is really good but I have to admit NBK carried a lot more in important matches, his brain is so damn good. And shox was imo just simply the best player (allround) of VG. Altho I was pretty sure he was going to end up above Dosia and Xizt.
2014-01-14 20:12
+1 well said
2014-01-14 20:17
this. it's about game-sense/making the right moves to give yourself or the team a chance to win. His aim's amazing, no question. And with the talent on his team, the potential is there to increase his consistency and game-sense to truly elevate his impact overall. 7's a good spot. It is about 2013 performance overall, and not about highlight reels.
2014-01-14 20:50
ScreaM and friberg are on the same level even though their roles are different. i can't understand how friberg is 11th and scream's 7th? friberg played more role in NiP's success than scream played in verygames, not to mention that verygames didn't achieve as much as NiP.
2014-01-14 20:12
on the same level of what? you even said that they have different roles. you cant compare them 1:1...
2014-01-14 20:56
They are both high skilled players, not comparing 1v1.
2014-01-15 04:18
Moron lmfao
2014-01-15 02:53
Hiko 9th, Scream 7th. Maybe we can see joelz top3.
2014-01-14 20:12
#27
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Japan Chii 
probably #1 will be GeT_RiGhT, but i hope not - hes not best... lawl but +1
2014-01-14 20:13
It's not even a contest, not even remotely, GTR lapped people in skill over the course of the year. Look up the fkng ratings.
2014-01-14 21:55
Hope so
2014-01-14 20:45
AMAZING
2014-01-14 20:12
#22
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Japan Chii 
ScreaM TOP7? HLTV, ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
2014-01-14 20:12
lol? maybe hes good but not the best
2014-01-14 20:19
#95
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Japan Chii 
best player atm.
2014-01-14 20:35
STATS. Stats never lie. So shut the fuck up.
2014-01-14 20:45
#172
Korea ws0 
lol what? he played like shit all fall/winter
2014-01-14 21:40
Not even the best player on his own team, vast majority think shox is better and the rating proves it.
2014-01-14 21:49
screams shooting style is awesome, but he does not play good all the time, sometimes he is doing some stupid mistakes..
2014-01-15 15:17
only 7??
2014-01-14 20:12
7? lmao
2014-01-14 20:13
best HS% dosen't mean you are the best player idiots
2014-01-14 20:13
+1
2014-01-14 20:19
+1
2014-01-14 21:49
who said about best player? "The best aimer in the world, Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, is number 7 on our Top 20 of 2013 by eSportsventure.com"
2014-01-16 22:01
#26
Netherlands g@M 
gratz he deserves it
2014-01-14 20:13
He was good a couple of mounth but late 2013 his magic was gone.
2014-01-14 20:13
#29
fxy0 | 
Poland FroozeN 
he should be top 1-5 ..
2014-01-14 20:13
expected him in top 5
2014-01-14 20:14
See the stats and stop cry pls. wp ScreaM deserved.
2014-01-14 20:14
+1
2014-01-14 20:19
#64
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Chile Cristoff 
+1 stats over popularity/sensationalism, do not always correlate with each other.
2014-01-14 20:25
fuck the stats, i go after aim and dedication
2014-01-14 20:27
but this rank is based on stats....
2014-01-14 21:03
Don't you think 1-6th also have aim and dedication? What differentiates them are the stats.
2014-01-14 21:15
bombs evriwer
2014-01-14 20:14
Why aren't people reading before posting. He is number 7 of 2013 because he wasn't on top all throughout the year. If he played perfectly throughout the whole year he would have been higher. But it says in the description that he didn't. You guys are so narcissistic that no list would satisfy you unless it's your own.
2014-01-14 20:15
You kittings?
2014-01-14 20:16
"albeit" is such an ugly word
2014-01-14 20:16
Cellardoor
2014-01-14 20:56
Antidisenstablishmentarinism. I dont even know if i spelled it correctly. But what a clusterfuck of a word
2014-01-14 22:34
I still think "albeit" looks worse
2014-01-15 13:39
So probably no any cis player in top1-6 :(
2014-01-14 20:17
#106
Sunde | 
Hungary Tibbse 
Dosia 5th or 6th you will see.
2014-01-14 20:39
Dosia will be 6th or 5th probably, he's going to be on this list for sure!
2014-01-14 20:46
Dosia for sure is on the list
2014-01-14 21:56
For me top 5 is : 1/ Get_right 2/ shoxie 3/ ScreaM 4/ f0rest 5/ flusha flusha is one of the best players in the world, fnatic win dreamhack thanks to him and he's always forgotten.
2014-01-14 20:17
u seem to be a dumbass placing shox #2, so gtfo.
2014-01-14 20:20
you call him a dumbass for having an opinion. grow the fuck up you child
2014-01-15 17:15
I would only replace ScreaM with f0rest. ScreaM is fcking aiming god, but the last few matches/events instead to be on 1/2 place in team he was last or barely 4. Thats my opinion but i rather would like to see this top 5 than (prob would see from HLTV type). GG
2014-01-14 20:22
Aimgod lol, he can only compete with this aim against noobs LoL
2014-01-14 20:36
he can't be 5 LOL, come on ... ScreaM can't be 3 too let's face the reality This year NBK has done a bit more than him i think But ScreaM has definitly the potential to be top 3, he just needs consistency in his performences (like KennyS)
2014-01-14 20:38
Deserved, gj
2014-01-14 20:17
Awesome player !
2014-01-14 20:18
Best aimer on the world and you put him on #7 place ?? I give up =(
2014-01-14 20:18
this is not about aimng, its about stats
2014-01-14 20:20
Good. Your 'contribution' will not be missed.
2014-01-14 22:43
This guy will finally be on the top of this rank some day.
2014-01-14 20:18
damn .73 kpr lower than expected for 2013
2014-01-14 20:18
#48
Portugal m0sh 
7?????? wtf??? Scream, for me its in top 3 in world! And the award for "BEST AIMER 2013" no?? but ok!
2014-01-14 20:19
1. gtr / for 2. for / shox / gtr 3. for / shox 4. NBK 5. Xizt 6.Dosia and chrisJ + foxJ > world
2014-01-14 20:19
everyone has their opinion stop crying
2014-01-14 20:20
Get 1 forest 2 NBK, Apex, Dosia, Happy 3-6
2014-01-14 20:22
No shox or Xizt >.<
2014-01-14 21:22
-Happy +Shox sry
2014-01-14 22:39
-apEX +Xizt
2014-01-15 05:42
mb but i think he worst than apex but xzist throughout the year won most games with Nip
2014-01-15 11:15
Expected scream to be ranked higher..
2014-01-14 20:23
#65
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
Thanks for the list so far! Only been noticing the placements so far though. Really high quality content, with this kind of stuff i like to read it all at once, when i really have the time to appreciate it for what it really is. Nomad: Would be fantastic with functionality to generate a PDF "book" from the entire list with all headers/text/images while its running or when ended. Could be applied to entire events, other countdowns or content that could be grouped together in any way.. Even quite nice statistics display options too if you take it really far. Keep up the good work
2014-01-14 20:23
#81
MUTiRiS | 
Portugal antCB 
so you are steamcommunity.com/id/BATISTUTA9 "BATISTUTA" AH! -regarding the pdf thingie, it shouldn't be too hard to generate one via php + hltv stats ;)
2014-01-14 20:32
#241
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
Yes that´s me :)
2014-01-15 00:11
#247
Sunde | 
Hungary Tibbse 
when do valve pick up your awesome skins? :D
2014-01-15 00:38
#279
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
I don't think that will happen mate :(
2014-01-15 09:24
#281
Sunde | 
Hungary Tibbse 
Thats a shame. Not licking, but seriously those skins better than most of the valve ones. I can imagine coL/IBP running and smashing their opponents with the USA country skin pack. :D
2014-01-15 09:50
f*ck this rating it rly sux.....scream top5 at least
2014-01-14 20:23
#7??? WHAT????
2014-01-14 20:25
hahahhahah 7 aahahaahahah
2014-01-14 20:25
this list is so unrealistic....
2014-01-14 20:26
+1 it doesn't make any sense.
2014-01-14 20:42
Why don't you make your own list based on HS%? I'm sure that hltv.org will be glad to let you use their stats.
2014-01-14 22:47
What?
2014-01-15 01:39
this list is already fucked up
2014-01-14 20:26
He really slipped off towards the end of the year, with Ex6tenz playing much better and shoxie being incredible he wasn't as pivotal as earlier on. 7th seems about right, but it does make me question a few people behind him such as Friberg.
2014-01-14 20:27
#74
Tunisia edgg 
hltv.org is racist
2014-01-14 20:28
AGE 19 WTF ?
2014-01-14 20:28
Maybe he deserve top 5 at least...?!
2014-01-14 20:29
The reason he is #7 and not higher is because HLTV.org values consistency over headshot percentage. Again, this is just HLTV's opinion. If your opinion is different, there is no need to get all butthurt.
2014-01-14 20:30
6. getright 5.f0rest 4.shox 3. adren 2. ceh9 1. rattlesnk
2014-01-14 20:30
6. joelz 5. Rara 4. Overdrive 3. adren 2. ceh9 1. rattlesnk
2014-01-14 20:32
7th ? No.
2014-01-14 20:31
7? WTF lol? ok hltv this rank is ridiculous.
2014-01-14 20:32
Why ?
2014-01-14 20:36
DHW biggest tourney of the year, VG in top form place 4th-5th and HE HAS THE LOWEST RATING ON HIS TEAM COSTING THEM THOUSANDS.
2014-01-14 22:02
NBK shox getright forest and 2more randoms left j/k
2014-01-14 20:33
I dont understand why people have such difficulties understanding why the players are ranked the way they are... Its all about statistics & trophies.
2014-01-14 20:33
It's not. then friberg should have been alot higher than jw for example. Maybe 5-8. As much he has won and delivering in matches.
2014-01-14 20:38
Loads of "smaller" trophies = Biggest tournament of the year (Yea, okey, thats a bit of an exageration considering we are talking about a NiP player). I really dont mean that fnatic would be in any case the best team in the world at the moment, but DHW was still THE tournament, for which every team prepared the most. Being the MVP of THAT tournament means a lot. JW wasnt a complete failure in other tournaments either.
2014-01-14 21:03
#94
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Morocco RaZorrrrrrr 
i fucking knew it :)
2014-01-14 20:35
Greetings for French funs!
2014-01-14 20:36
i wonder who's making the top. it's a huge fail,when the #1 will be shown please post the full top and the end post the name of people that made it,i'm really curious .
2014-01-14 20:36
hltv.org/news/11895-top-20-players-of-20.. This page is being updated when a new player has been revealed.
2014-01-14 20:38
#104
Sunde | 
Hungary Tibbse 
well I imagined him on a higher place, but 7 is a good place too..Next year I hope to see him at least in the top5. gl in 2014 ScreaM
2014-01-14 20:38
Bullshit.
2014-01-14 20:40
#7 is not bad for ScreaM... best aimer doesn't mean best clutcher
2014-01-14 20:41
unexpected xD 2x nip better than scream ?
2014-01-14 20:44
3x
2014-01-14 20:46
Expected, deserved.
2014-01-14 20:44
i got it
2014-01-14 20:48
it's a joke scream top 3 omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2014-01-14 20:49
ScreaMy top5 easy gg
2014-01-14 20:52
ScreaM is better than xizt. xizt getting carried due to the fact that he plays with nip
2014-01-14 20:52
same as scream being carried by shox and nbk ...
2014-01-14 22:24
the difference is that scream is better than xizt and he is arguably better than NBK
2014-01-14 22:37
Better than xizt, I can agree with that, but better than nbk ? Nbk was far more consistent, amazing clutcher, amazing aimer, and he took way too many important rounds for VG. If you judge the players only by hs% like rest of the community here, you can't see further than your nose. I was following VG, watching demos and all, and I can say that scream was way too unstable, and that he was being flanked 10000 times, just because of his cocky play and bad positioning.
2014-01-14 22:44
+1
2014-01-15 05:05
#128
Ukraine rim 
Scream number 7? :D WUUT?!
2014-01-14 20:54
#129
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Ukraine petruska 
NO!Scream must be in 1-5th place!!
2014-01-14 20:55
he deserves be in top 5
2014-01-14 20:58
bullshit, top 5 min. hltv fail :D
2014-01-14 21:00
Should be higher up imo but glad to see him in top10
2014-01-14 21:00
"I have to improve my gamesense and ALSO MY AIM!" So we should expect 100% hs ratio?!
2014-01-14 21:12
ScreaM is indeed overrated, but he's definitely better than Dosia in almost every aspect. And he's only been inconsistent the past few months, not 'throughout the year'; before those three months he was by far the most consistent player on VG. I swear, no one pays attention to anything but DHW... Same with friberg, he was very consistent until the months leading up to DHW, and everyone says he's inconsistent because he played averagely at DHW. NiP would be fucked without friberg.
2014-01-14 21:16
so 1~6 might be f0rest, GTR, shox, NBK, Dosia&Xizt/TaZ?
2014-01-14 21:15
no TaZ, but otherwise yes, there's no other possible way the list could go
2014-01-14 21:17
apex may be... but no... i think 6th is dosia..
2014-01-15 05:37
Watching the butthurt comments saying how scream should be top5, reminded me how much kinds who only judge the skill of some player just by Hs% ratio, are whining, even tho they have full statistic in front of them... imo nbk and shox are better players overall, and scream totally deserved this place.
2014-01-14 21:17
too many scream nobrain fanboys outta here
2014-01-14 21:18
+1
2014-01-14 21:46
n1
2014-01-14 21:19
inb4 dosia omission
2014-01-14 21:20
congrats
2014-01-14 21:21
This list went to shit as soon as they put markeloff in it...
2014-01-14 21:23
+1
2014-01-15 00:36
for me is the best, but it is my opinion !
2014-01-14 21:24
putting Dosia infront of scream is ridiculous
2014-01-14 21:30
hltv.org/?pageid=173&playerid=735&eventi.. Because he is better in every possible way, except for HSP which means absolutly nothing.
2014-01-14 22:12
i see some 1.6 actions (stats) there :D
2014-01-14 23:57
retard detected
2014-01-15 11:09
I Really hope that device makes the list..
2014-01-14 21:37
#173
ANGE1 | 
Russia monte:) 
Oh, No Dosia in list or he will be above ?))
2014-01-14 21:41
totally reasonable placement if you ask me.
2014-01-14 21:43
I expected him as 4th (mabye 5th).
2014-01-14 21:50
i don't understand people crying about this ranking being too high(or low...)? Did you look at the stats? He proved to be a very smart and clutch player, but he isn't the madfragger he was made out to be simply because of the event with BuyKey a little while before joining VG, but its pretty clearly shown in the .73 frags per round, thats gotta be one of the lowest one the list.
2014-01-14 22:00
nice ranking wtf
2014-01-14 21:59
lol top 4 or 5 for me
2014-01-14 22:02
ITS CLEARLY lurPISS doing these stats what a cunt honestly. ranks are wrong. FRIBERG was above scream but ofcourse lurPISS is against NiP- scream isnt the best aimer in the world either
2014-01-14 22:10
agreed. Mr.SLurpis is finnish and they hate sweden. Says it all :)
2014-01-14 22:23
STATISTIC COMFIRM RANK.
2014-01-14 22:14
no, (scream best)
2014-01-14 22:20
#196
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Korea saddummy 
This is his true ranking, he hasn't been the same scream lately, and thats why he got 7th.
2014-01-14 22:18
For me he's the 1st
2014-01-14 22:19
Seriously? I really wonder who will be higher like scream is. I can imagine nobody even f0rest, gtr and shox higher like him... :)
2014-01-14 22:23
f0rest and gtr will have rating above 1.2, which no one on this list has, even shox will not have such big rating, but scream got 1.11 and u expect him to be higher than them?
2014-01-14 23:23
shox actually have 1.23 rating, but yeah, it isn't close to f0rest's 1.30 and gtr's 1.36, but this list isn't all about stats.
2014-01-15 05:53
yes you are right, shox has 1.23 rating but it includes online matches, and rating here are counted from big offline events only
2014-01-15 15:36
#204
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Spain akproxx 
Only 7? well
2014-01-14 22:28
expected
2014-01-14 22:31
#206
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United Kingdom smoggy:. 
sweet write up, always fun watching scream play ya never know what he's going to do
2014-01-14 22:31
Expected.
2014-01-14 22:52
Are YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? THIS IS A FUCKING JOKE GTR is going to be first again, and that motherfucker didn't do anything the whole year. All the shit that he can do is shout out loud inbetween the rounds. Like seriously, I agree, scream isn't the best etc. but again seriously, who the fuck makes these lists?
2014-01-14 23:11
statistic never miss
2014-01-15 05:06
#301
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Europe skelteR 
Ok, guy. You probably missed everything that happened this year. Get_right was the best, there is no doubt there. If he's not number one, then something is really wrong.
2014-01-15 12:55
#222
Korea ws0 
people are mad fanboys in here.. scream played horrible since the end of summer.. take your fanboy's glasses off.
2014-01-14 23:13
#223
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Argentina kra1zy 
No. 7???? This rank doesn't make sense....
2014-01-14 23:14
i wouldnt have put him in the top 3 but at least 5 or 4 . ok insane actions , but he made so much important clutch round .
2014-01-14 23:15
no.
2014-01-15 01:16
#225
SpawN | 
Slovakia mBust3r 
expected..
2014-01-14 23:15
that's unfair. He diserved to be at least 4th
2014-01-14 23:16
becouse he give some crazy shots? no lol, stats never lie sorry
2014-01-15 05:07
if this list is all about stats, why the fuck dosia should be placed higher than scream? Scream was better than dosia in every aspect (according to stats), while he (scream) played less rounds.
2014-01-15 05:57
Em ?! WAT He's better !
2014-01-14 23:20
#229
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Chile dEaux 
WTF
2014-01-14 23:21
Omg tears everywhere again. He is not _THAT GOOD_, get it through your thick skulls you highlight-clip worshipers. Rating is 100% correct.
2014-01-14 23:26
Scream only hs but he is better than nbk dosia or xizt
2014-01-14 23:25
1.GTR 2.f0rest 3.shox 4.NBK 5.Xizt 6.DOSIA???!!! 7.ScreaM OMG!
2014-01-14 23:26
Sounds about right to me.
2014-01-14 23:31
sounds good :p I just can't make up my mind about the fact that Xist will be top 5 ... Like Friberg is more important than him in a lot a matches and friberg was only 11 i think ?! He's a really strong player don't get me wrong it's just top 5 mehhh
2014-01-15 00:50
#300
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Europe skelteR 
Well, you have to take into account that Xizt was IGL on the period NIP dominated the scene. And there is still the 6th place, maybe he won't be top5 :)
2014-01-15 12:53
should be 1. GTR 2. shox 3. f0rest 4. NBK 5. Xizt 6. ScreaM 7. Dosia imo
2014-01-15 05:58
top1 2014: KQLY
2014-01-14 23:35
#245
Sunde | 
Hungary Tibbse 
2.raalz 3.cENTRYZ
2014-01-15 00:36
#239
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Colombia Rak1M 
7 LOL
2014-01-14 23:59
Rank 7 is absolutely okay. But I'm not surprised that the "we rate players according to frag-movie-highlights" kids are crying.
2014-01-15 00:04
Clearly people haven't watched the bonus Fnatic PODCast explaining why having a world ranking based purely off statistics is retarded. Funny how Strat callers are never given MVP awards or featured on these lists, even though people like Ex6tenZ or even mTw's Ave from the 1.6 era are almost irreplaceable.
2014-01-15 00:17
That was Thoorin being a complete dick about the matter. 1. Thooorin claimed that this ranking was based on statistics and HLTV.org haven't acknowledged it anywhere that it's based on stats. This is false. The introduction article clearly says this is based primarily on stats with weightage assigned to LAN tournaments. 2. This is no different from other team sports like football/cricket/hockey. You never see the captain getting the "MVP/Man of the match" award. That always to the people who do the actual execution of the strategy created by the leader. An incredible strategy has no use if the players can't execute it. Being said that, I don't mean to say that IGLs/role players are not important (ref : "Loord fan club" in my name). They deserve the respect and recognition of the community. But you have to understand that even though the statistic method sounds a bit biased, using it for awards is VERY reasonable and possibly the most objective way to do awards/rankings. Any subjective list by an "expert" will be completely dismissed by the other 90% of "experts" because everyone assigns different level of importance to different things. Stats, on the other hand, can't be argued with.
2014-01-15 11:04
#299
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Europe skelteR 
+1
2014-01-15 12:51
Absolutely the best!
2014-01-15 00:23
#244
SpawN | 
Iceland vasyl86 
7 - maybe the right place or maybe a bit too high, but he's a top10 player without a doubt
2014-01-15 00:28
loll some people take this top 20 very seriously ps: best HS % doesnot mean hes the best LOL
2014-01-15 00:42
Xizt,NBK,Dosia> Scream? HAHAHAH OK HLTV.
2014-01-15 00:49
I DONT CARE SCREAM TOP 1 IIN MY HEART <3
2014-01-15 01:06
I was so expecting : (7) dosia (6) xizt (5) nbk (4) scream :S (nbk over scream is arguable tho). This is so rigged, I gave up on mark> edward. At least those articles are really awesome.
2014-01-15 01:28
+1 edward should have been placed above markeloff for sure... and i agree with your top, but IMO: 7. dosia 6. scream 5. xizt 6. NBK cuz overall NBK was more consistent than scream.
2014-01-15 06:06
Yeah, but as I said that's arguable.. But ScreaM was so important on VG's wins against NiP.. Plus, before he joined VG, he was a total monster and pretty consistent, so that counts. But I guess it depends on how you see things :-).
2014-01-15 13:22
he's a god
2014-01-15 02:59
Dosia > scream. f0rest GTR Dosia Xizt NBK
2014-01-15 06:54
if dosia or xizt will be above scream, it will be total bullshit
2014-01-15 08:20
Maybe they will because of stats? Let's wait and see.
2014-01-15 15:37
0/10
2014-01-15 08:31
Fanboys mad yeaahh im happy... Btw scream overrated he deserve top 7 great aimer and player but he got few rly bad tournaments , gl to him this year
2014-01-15 09:36
#284
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United Kingdom tomtmh 
Interesting to see he was the 3rd most clutch player
2014-01-15 11:13
look at those fanboys LOL =))
2014-01-15 11:12
ScreaM definitely would of made top 4 if he had a strong DreamHack performance imo, well done though you're a beast of a player.
2014-01-15 11:49
2014-01-15 12:19
1.get right 2.shoxie 3.f0rest 4.kqly 5.apex 6.ange1
2014-01-15 12:39
#302
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Europe midi 
VP literally saved their asses and gifted them an easy win @ RC EMS Summer.
2014-01-15 13:00
plz god no gtr#1
2014-01-15 13:26
wow expected to see him at #4 after gr shoxie forest
2014-01-15 13:43
#311
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Denmark LofiMaster 
ScreaM really?
2014-01-15 15:29
looks like a monkey
2014-01-15 15:35
I guess he screaMed for a better ranking position, but he didn't get it.
2014-01-15 15:35
He must be 1/2 top.
2014-01-15 16:45
Biggest joke ever, he is present 1 out of 20 matchs, I don't even understand
2014-01-15 18:27
Talk about an exaggeration...
2014-01-15 18:53
Top 5 fo sure...
2014-01-15 18:37
HLTV please don't make next year top20 player list. ScreaM deserve to be minimum in top5
2014-01-15 19:07
did you see ScreaM stats last tournamets? sry mate but some times evem Ex6 had more frags than him, then you say still he got the highest hs %, does that matter realy ? you can have 10 frags 10 hs = 100% hs.
2014-01-15 19:20
did you see shox in the first tournaments? did you see dosia in the last tournaments? and they will be better than scream in this fucking ranking shox was good only in last months and he was like unknow in the first of year for me and some ex1.6
2014-01-15 19:29
and btw his was always better than NBK so how the fuck NBK will be in top6?
2014-01-15 19:30
gg dude!
2014-01-15 19:29
who knows if NBW will be top6, and man did you remember shox wen he played woth Ozstrik3r, he was a beast, didnt you so here you have just one youtube.com/watch?v=fEqqtKkxcIs but well are you a 1.6er than yes ofc you understimated him at the start and yes im a 1.6er to if you start that argument after gg.
2014-01-15 19:42
Definitely top5, even he wasnt that strong in last tournaments.
2014-01-15 20:34
No surprise so many users wanted Scream to be top 4 solely based on his aim, hs%, and highlights.
2014-01-15 21:11
#337
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China Specster 
LOL what a joke hltv.org
2014-01-15 21:14
fuck you all. when I said scream was 7th everyone was cursing me like I'm the most retarded person in the world.
2014-01-15 21:54
Scream is not that good as everybody thinks, he had maybe 2 good tournametns whe he had high % headshots, and after that he sucks all night long. NBK is way better than him. I am sure that NBK will be in top 3 as well.
2014-01-16 20:04
this guy is so overrated
2014-01-17 14:14
"KQLY" lol
2016-01-06 19:58
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