Top 20 players of 2014: kioShiMa (19)

Number 19 on our Top 20 players of 2014 ranking by Xtrfy is current LDLC member Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey who also played for Clan-Mystik and Epsilon earlier in the year. He ended up with 8 podium finishes in 11 LAN tournaments, while putting in his best performances at the last two majors - ESL One Cologne and DreamHack Winter.

Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey comes from a CS 1.6 background in which he first appeared on the international radar at ESWC 2011. He was 17 at the time and his team of unknown players, 3DMAX, found themselves representing France against the world's best teams at one of the last big tournaments in the old game.

They didn't do well at all there, losing convincingly against the big names of SK, Moscow Five, DTS, but also to Israel's representatives eSrael. The French youngster had a few good rounds against the big names which hinted at his talent, but overall he didn't show anything memorable at his first international outing.

After that he slowly started climbing the ladder of the French team hierarchy. In early 2012 he played with relatively known players Fabien "atLaNtis" Deguiraud and Michel "mshz" Nguyen in e2g, and later ended up joining two of his country's legends - WCG champions Michael "HaRts" Zanatta and Jeremy "ioRek" Vuillermet - in Bizounours.

He attended his second big event with that squad in July, GameGune, but they failed to make a notable impact and ended up in 9th-12th place. Soon after that CS:GO came out and the team was nowhere to be seen anymore.

kioShiMa started his CS:GO path in some lesser known teams, In Your Head and iGamerz, and then finally in May 2013 was invited by HaRts to reform their squad under the Clan-Mystik banner, also involving Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian as a new addition.

They later added Dan "apEX" Madesclaire as well, but didn't make any waves internationally for a while, only winning local events in France. Then came ESWC at the very start of November and Clan-Mystik shocked the world by winning the whole thing ahead of VeryGames while kioShiMa put in an MVP performance together with KQLY.

They were unable to repeat that success at the first major, DreamHack Winter, where they dropped out in the group stage, but they did reach the grand final of the first Fragbite Masters season and lost to NiP to finish the year.

At the start of 2014 the team deemed it was time for a change, so they removed ioRek and added Gordon "Sf" Giry.

However, only weeks later a new LDLC team was formed, stealing apEX and KQLY in the process and leaving Clan-Mystik in shambles. kioShiMa even considered retirement at that point but they quickly added the two free agents Kenny "kennyS" Schrub and Robin "GMX" Stahmer to complete the team.

Their first big test was the online qualifier for EMS One Katowice a few weeks later. Led by kennyS's strong play and seconded by kioShiMa, Clan-Mystik eventually made it past Danes 3DMAX in a three-map thriller to secure a slot at the Polish event.

At the game's second major, however, they didn't fare any better than at the first, exiting in the group stage with two losses against North Americans compLexity and a win over Natus Vincere.


EMS One Katowice was a forgettable tournament for kioShiMa

kioShiMa made little impact, only standing out as the top fragger of the group decider against coL in a 12-16 loss as he tried to spark their second half comeback (26:20). He finished the tournament as the second best rated in the team, but with a below average 0.97 rating as a result of his unconvincing play in the first two matches.

After Katowice Clan-Mystik found themselves on the tenth spot in our April world ranking, but instead of going to the next big event Copenhagen Games, they attended a local French one Gamers Assembly, and in absence of Titan and LDLC expectedly took first place.

Soon after that new changes followed, although again not on Clan-Mystik's terms. As the third best French team, they didn't have much choice in the matter when Titan decided to poach kennyS, but they did end up with Richard "shox" Papillon in exchange.

That wasn't the end to the roster moves as shortly after that HaRts announced his retirement, and Valentin "mistou" Balbastro took his place.

Their final move before the next big event, DreamHack Summer – which they were invited to, was leaving the Clan-Mystik organization and joining Epsilon.


Epsilon at DreamHack Summer

The new team's first result surpassed the expectations by a mile, as they made it all the way to the semi-final. However, their road wasn't the hardest – after finishing second in the group to NiP, Epsilon got Lemondogs in the quarter-final, who made it there without having to meet their group's favorite Na`Vi.

kioShiMa finally found some of his ESWC 2013 form and became the star of the team, playing great in both group stage wins over Publiclir and Berzerk, and then putting in a Man of the Match performance against Lemondogs in the quarter-final (47:31, 1.39 rating, a kill in 75% rounds won – 1st map POV).

In the semis the opponent they initially fortunately avoided was waiting, Natus Vincere, and the Frenchmen couldn't do much against the Ukrainians, losing 10-16 and 8-16.

kioShiMa ended up as one of the best players of the event, and Epsilon's best, with a 1.13 rating, edging out his star teammate shox in terms of overall contribution to their semi-final run.

They improved on that result at their next event, DreamHack Valencia, where they finished in second place. Despite the event featuring only a handful of top teams including themselves, Epsilon managed to beat fellow-semifinalists from DH Summer, HellRaisers for a spot in the final.

LDLC were too strong for them at the last step even though Epsilon took the first map, so kioShiMa remained on his one career title from the previous year.


Made it to his first final of 2014 at DH Valencia

He wasn't the team's star this time though as it was all about shox who spearheaded every win for the team and absolutetly dominated throughout the tournament.

Unlike at DH Summer kioShiMa was more of a support player now, having the most assists in the team but with below average rating of 0.97, only third in the team. He still contributed in a lot of rounds though, 67% - second most in Epsilon, so it wasn't really a poor performance by any means.

Only days after the grand final loss to LDLC, Epsilon deemed they need to bolster their roster with an AWPer in order to compete with the best. Therefore, they removed their latest addition mistou and added Joey "fxy0" Schlosser.

In our July world ranking Epsilon hung onto the 10th spot from the Clan-Mystik days, and headed into the next event Gfinity 3 expecting to make some noise with the strengthened roster.

And they did just that in the very first match by defeating NiP 16-14. However, that wasn't enough to make it to the playoffs as they then only got one more win over Infused and added three losses. Due to non-standard rules used at the tournament they ended up behind NiP based on overall round difference, so it was time to go back home early.

kioShiMa had a similar performance to the one at DH Valencia, although with his year-low 0.90 rating and only fourth in the team, but still contributing in second most rounds (69%).


Focus was on a high level for ESL One Cologne

Meanwhile before Gfinity 3, Epsilon made it through the online qualifiers for ESL One Cologne, once again by defeating Jacob "Pimp" Winneche's and Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's squad at the last step, CPH Wolves. Then after another couple of weeks of practice with the new roster, they headed to Germany for the next $250,000 event.

Placed in a group with NiP, HellRaisers and Wolf, Epsilon were given solid chances to go through as they had beaten each of the two big names at their previous events. But this time they didn't just beat them, they destroyed both HellRaisers (16-1) and NiP (16-6) to advance to playoffs with a statement.

kioShiMa was the one making the most difference, especially in the win over the Swedes where he was the undeniable Man of the Match with a 28:8 scoreline (2.03 rating, 8 assists – POV).

kioShiMa's full POV against NiP at ESL One Cologne

He continued playing great in the first map of the quarter-final against dignitas, but the team was outplayed by a margin (9-16, 8-16) so they ended their campaign in 5th-8th place.

Nevertheless kioShiMa proved himself as a player to be reckoned with and ended up with the 2nd highest rating of the entire tournament – a major no less – of 1.33.

He wasn't only the top fragger, but also the top assister in Epsilon, and his contribution to their playoff run is best described by the following stat: Epsilon only won 1 round when he didn't contribute in some way. That means he contributed with a kill, assist or by surviving in 98% of his team's round wins (48 out of 49).

But despite their best showing yet, this was the last tournament for this Epsilon lineup. The big French shuffle was looming ahead as the changes were once again instigated by Titan. The end result saw LDLC signing a new team which this time kioShiMa was invited to be a part of along with shox, so the duo said goodbye to their Epsilon teammates.

The new team looked solid online right away despite some shaky losses to none other than Epsilon, and by the time they got to their LAN debut at DreamHack Stockholm they were ready to make a splash.


New LDLC roster was formed in September

kioShiMa set a good tone in the first match, top fragging against Titan with 27:19 in a 16-12 win (VOD). They then destroyed NiP 16-3 to top the group and made it past surprising semi-finalists 3DMAX without too many problems.

But in the final, Titan were back for another round and in a very often paused and delayed match, LDLC lost 4-16, 15-19 to finish 2nd.

kioShiMa never shined much after the opener and ended up with a 0.99 rating, but was still the team's most consistent contributor (67% of rounds).

The next time out, in mid-October at SLTV StarSeries XI Finals, the team fared much better and won their first title – and kioShiMa's first of the year – by defeating Na`Vi twice and getting revenge against Titan.

Our protagonist kioShiMa made a lot more direct impact this time, ending up as the highest rated player of the tournament (1.20).

Since all of LDLC members stepped up at some point and excelled it's hard to pick a clear MVP of the tournament, but kioShiMa made a pretty good case for it with a great performance against Titan in the upper final (45:18, 1.69 rating, 2nd map POV) and with the highest rating in his team for the grand final (1.09).

However, he couldn't yet find a formula for keeping up the high level performances as on the next occasion, FACEIT League Season 2 Finals, he had his worst fragging display of the year with only 0.62 kills per round.

While he did well enough in the group stage where they bested Cloud9 and Virtus.pro two times, he was definitely missed in the semi-final against iBUYPOWER which they lost and failed to reach the final of an event for the first, and to date only, time.

Nevertheless he still contributed in a team-high 68% of rounds, and also managed to get his only ace of the year at this event:

A week later it was time for the event at which he gained his reputation the year before, ESWC in his home country. After making it through the group ahead of Virtus.pro and Cloud9, and then again Titan and Natus Vincere, LDLC looked destined to win the event in front of their home fans.

However, instead they began a one-sided rivalry with fnatic who beat them on stage in the grand final 10-16, 11-16.

After a non-exceptional performance in the group stage, kioShiMa was great in the series against Titan and Natus Vincere, looking like the guy that won ESWC the year before, but then he just didn't seem to show up in the big match against fnatic.

Similar story took place at Fragbite Season 3 Finals where LDLC beat Virtus.pro to get to the final only to see fnatic again pull the rug underneath them and win the tournament from lower bracket with a 3-1 score.

The whole team played great in the two dominant map wins over the Poles, but kioShiMa then looked to be crumbling again in the final against the Swedes, putting up only 19 kills total in the first two maps.

However, he then woke up and helped LDLC win map three on overtime. He also put up great resistance on the last map with 29:17 (1.59 rating, POV), but it wasn't enough for the team to win.

With one title and three second places in the books LDLC went into the last major of the year, DreamHack Winter, as one of the favorites.


kioShiMa at DreamHack Winter 

The refreshed NiP lineup with Mikail "Maikelele" Bill awaited in the group stage, but the Frenchmen managed to overcome that first big challenge 16-13 and top their group.

Then the dreaded quarter-final match against fnatic followed, and the infamous boost fiasco resulted in Swedes forfeiting and sending LDLC to the semis.

kioShiMa then gave his biggest contribution to LDLC to date, by putting in a Man of the Match performance in the semi-final against Natus Vincere (49:33, 1.29 rating, VOD) as the best rated in both maps, and even more so by top fragging on the third map of the grand final against NiP that they won on overtime (28:24, 6 assists, 8 entry kills, CT side POVVOD).

kioShiMa in the decisive rounds of the 3rd map of the DH Winter grand final

While his teammate Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer was the team's MVP of the tournament, kioShiMa was certainly a close 2nd thanks to his play in the playoffs. He also continued contributing consistently, having a kill, assist or surviving in 68% of the rounds.

In December, kioShiMa also traveled to Serbia to play for the French national team, and he came back with another trophy as they defeated Poland in the final.

To close out the year, LDLC managed to qualify for MLG X-Games in Aspen, the first big event of 2015, although not without troubles. Dignitas got the best of them in the final of the first qualifier, so they had to do it from the second try when they defeated Poles ESC and snatched the second and last European spot.

Why is he the 19th best player of 2014?

Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey never put up big 30+ scores against top teams or dominated as his teams won titles, but he was one of the most consistent contributors in 2014.

The 19th place comes as a result of solid play for all three of his lineups, the Clan-Mystik one with kennyS, Epsilon with shox and finally the big all-star lineup of LDLC.

Even in the Epsilon days he managed to stand out and grab some silverware in form of the 3rd-4th place at DH Summer and 2nd at DH Valencia, but the real success only came when he moved to LDLC whom with he grabbed two titles, including a major one at DH Winter, three second place finishes and another 3rd-4th place from FACEIT S2 Finals. In total that makes 8 podium finishes in 11 tournaments for the 20-year-old.

Individually he shined brightest in one of the other three occasions – Epsilon's playoff run at ESL One Cologne, where he put up superb numbers and dominated the key match against NiP in the group stage. Coupled with his great play during the DH Winter title run, and the group stage exit in Katowice, he earned a more than respectable 1.12 rating at the majors.

His best map was Overpass, on which he had the 7th highest rating of all players (1.15) and he also stood out with his favorite weapon, AK47, which he ranks 8th with in terms of kills per round (0.29).

Most importantly though while he wasn't a star fragger, he was one of the players who contributed most consistently for their teams, ranking 8th in rounds with kill, assist or survival (67.6%).

He also never had big dips in form throughout the year, whereas his peaks always resulted in good things for his team, such as the MVP-worthy performance at SLTV StarSeries XI Finals, DH Summer star play, the aforementioned Cologne dominant performance, and the great playoff displays at ESWC and DH Winter.

What is your take on Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey's 2014 performance? Is the 19th place right for him?

Check out our Introduction article for the Top 20 players of 2014 ranking by Xtrfy where we will keep updating the list and where the process of selecting it is explained.

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France Fabien 'atLaNtis' Deguiraud
Fabien 'atLaNtis' Deguiraud
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
29
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1397
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Gordon 'Sf' Giry
Gordon 'Sf' Giry
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
183
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1454
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
France Robin 'GMX' Stahmer
Robin 'GMX' Stahmer
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
France Valentin 'mistou' Balbastro
Valentin 'mistou' Balbastro
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
314
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1163
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
850
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
France Michel 'mshz' Nguyen
Michel 'mshz' Nguyen
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
40
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
France Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian
Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
250
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1406
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
France Joey 'fxy0' Schlosser
Joey 'fxy0' Schlosser
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
186
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
France Michael 'HaRts' Zanatta
Michael 'HaRts' Zanatta
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
116
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
France Jeremy 'ioRek' Vuillermet
Jeremy 'ioRek' Vuillermet
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
71
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1458
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1170
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
nice
2015-01-02 17:15
not bad
2015-01-02 17:15
n1
2015-01-02 17:15
noice
2015-01-02 17:15
n1
2015-01-02 17:15
congratz
2015-01-02 17:15
Wat
2015-01-02 17:16
#20
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
lol only 19 i underrated
2015-01-02 17:16
nah
2015-01-02 17:28
they look at his performance the whole year. It hasn't really been better than that.
2015-01-03 11:04
#286
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Greece hekzy 
With that sense there is no way a fnatic player should be up on this. Because he hasn't been having many achievements untill the french revolution. Only with the new line-up has he achieved something. So, with that mindset fnatic members where ABSOLUTELY SHIT right untill the point of their roster change.
2015-01-03 22:45
n1
2015-01-02 17:16
#24
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Japan mameloff 
kiokiiiiiiiing!!
2015-01-02 17:17
#25
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Brazil akak1 
kiokiNg
2015-01-02 17:17
Am i the only say "unexpected" ??? Should be top 15 xD P/s : LiDoLiCa ...
2015-01-02 17:17
Nope. He wasnt even Top20 at the start of 2014, he started shining after Epsilon picked them.
2015-01-02 18:25
kiokiNg>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
2015-01-02 17:18
king kio
2015-01-02 17:18
To be honest, device is way way better
2015-01-02 17:19
#37
Poland hqs- 
+ 1
2015-01-02 17:20
to be honest, it's not about skill but it's about performance in 2014.
2015-01-02 17:22
I agree, but top players should be compared by their skills and device is just way above kioShima. I cant say kioShima is bad, he obviously isnt, he did a lot of good stuff for LDLC and his other teams but just put him in comparision to device. Device has much more influence on the game and he carried dignitas often enough, kioShima never really did.
2015-01-02 17:25
kioshima is way better than devise
2015-01-02 18:30
Stats are saying differently than what you think obviously
2015-01-02 19:44
Stats only show a certain picture. People on a winning team will have a higher rating, because they die less than a loosing team, but it doesn't show who is the better player. Not that I am defending device, I believe kio had a much better year.
2015-01-02 21:38
Nice... because 1.11(device)<1.06(kio). Delusional fanboys are the worst
2015-01-03 00:08
Kioshima wasnt even Top20 at the start of 2014, he started shining in "Shoxilon". Whereas device was a Star-performer since the formation of Dignitas.
2015-01-02 18:29
but kioshima won a lot more than device
2015-01-02 18:30
Thats because, "Shoxilon and LDLC". But individually device > kio considering how in-consistent device teammates have been.
2015-01-02 18:42
as i said above, this ranking is about performance in year 2014, not about individual skill
2015-01-02 18:43
Device is also inconsistent, he choked many times in big event. As already explained in the article, this made him a 20 spot on the list.
2015-01-02 19:27
True. I still cant figure out this Ranking is based on "Performance" or "skills". If skills are considered then device stand a chance in Top15
2015-01-02 19:48
I think its more on performance. coz if its more on skills, ScreaM would still be in the top 20.
2015-01-02 19:56
+1
2015-01-03 11:05
Device seriously failed at some events. Kio is more consistent.
2015-01-02 17:24
Thats true though, kioShima didnt had 1 really fail event, device had 3 of them. You have to admire tho that even if kioShima has more maps played he has the same amount of MOTM titles as device and he played 20 maps or so less. And obviously all in all kioShima's skill is not above devices, thats just a fact.
2015-01-02 17:29
But device also play on a team where the rest aren't super stars like kio does, so the need for kio to perform isn't always there, or the space to do it. device HAS to perform and is also put in position to do so, because of his teams style, while kio is only the third or fourth to enter a site, because they have other entry fraggers. Then there is the different positions they play as CT and so on... everything is a factor.
2015-01-02 21:46
Well I would call people like dupreeh, XyP9X (or however he is spelled) and cajunB/aizy also very good players that are able to step up there game, especially dupreeh. And I dont see kioShima beeing really better than dupreeh, cajunB, Xyp and aizy either. But you are right, there are many factors that decides.
2015-01-02 21:52
Judging individual skills and taking achievements in consideration is irrelevant anyway. Ofc device is a better player, but the criterias hltv chosed aren't working in his favor
2015-01-02 17:29
You are right =)
2015-01-02 17:33
#62
shox | 
Canada dB- 
Yeah cause device made podium so often Kappa...
2015-01-02 17:29
Device 7 times 1-3 place KioShima 9 times 1-3 In addition, LDLC has a better team overall than dignitas. It was for kioShima easier to do his job on a team which played almost everytime at the top, device team tho didnt and struggled a lot and he was the reason why they finished these 7 events 1-3 place.
2015-01-02 17:33
#80
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Spain akproxx 
to be honest u dont know too much about csgo
2015-01-02 17:34
u mad mate ? If you think kioShima is better than device than you dont know much about CS:GO, just because he archieved more than device doesnt make him better. I would like to see a french device in the shoes of kioShima, I am sure he would do better.
2015-01-02 17:36
Idk what people even see in device, what's the point of having a player where in big games he literally turns into a mid-high IRC skilled player... He chokes so consistently it's unreal
2015-01-02 17:48
#96
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
online?
2015-01-02 17:47
Numbers don't lie.
2015-01-02 17:58
No, they just tell one story and not all ;)
2015-01-02 18:34
kk than lets look at the K/D..ohh got ya
2015-01-02 19:08
device is better as a player generally imo, but kio is more LAN proven, device seems to be much better online
2015-01-02 17:58
+ 2
2015-01-02 21:12
These aren't about who is better, they're about who's had the better year overall. Device hasn't had a great year and Kioshima has
2015-01-02 23:39
Solid rifler.
2015-01-02 17:19
should of ended higher for me but it will have to do
2015-01-02 17:19
not bad
2015-01-02 17:20
#40
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Europe midi 
top 5 players to get vac lol.
2015-01-02 17:20
#41
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Switzerland Odellmueller 
i ... hate this guy! he reeks of bad attitude. just think of the VACation time, he was one of the big-mouthed guys, that also emptied his inventory too and made all that drama on his facebook/twitch account. p.s he's a good player, he deserves his spot in the top20
2015-01-02 17:21
#42
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United States MrDameLeche 
kio very under rated
2015-01-02 17:22
kio top15...
2015-01-02 17:23
When you played for 3 teams you can't be higher in top of the year.
2015-01-02 17:25
kio is love kio is life
2015-01-02 17:23
#49
Poland perM 
Expected in 15-20 :)
2015-01-02 17:24
GL !
2015-01-02 17:24
not banned yet
2015-01-02 17:25
#54
Spain Ayrr 
I said Kio will be top20, but he get top19 :c
2015-01-02 17:26
i am glad that he is not higher . :) wp
2015-01-02 17:26
#58
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Spain YankoFarelli 
kio > device?????? Kkthxbye
2015-01-02 17:27
ofc he is
2015-01-02 17:32
#85
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Spain akproxx 
agree
2015-01-02 17:35
#91
Spain Ayrr 
ofc my friend, atm Kio >> Device
2015-01-02 17:40
"AtTheMoment" but i think this rating is for whole year, and kio wasnt even Top20 at the start of 2014.
2015-01-02 18:32
But he become now :)
2015-01-02 18:52
easy, don't be a fanboy
2015-01-02 18:07
they don't list how skilled the players are, but what they've achieved during 2014
2015-01-03 11:08
#64
shox | 
Canada dB- 
Underrated he should be top 14 :)
2015-01-02 17:30
this list is a joke
2015-01-02 17:30
Calls it a joke, doesn't explain why. HLTV logic
2015-01-02 23:39
true +1 and because of that no one gives a fuck ^^
2015-01-03 11:08
#66
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Brazil NaScene 
nl
2015-01-02 17:31
cheater noob reported his mom. :)
2015-01-02 17:31
Mature kid, gg
2015-01-02 19:05
#69
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United Kingdom tomtmh 
I placed him at 17th, not bad
2015-01-02 17:31
#71
Ahmad | 
Egypt 181314 
WTF this is one fucked up list
2015-01-02 17:31
He was 18th in my list.
2015-01-02 17:32
#74
ZywOo | 
France eXecutR 
stop comment the game kids, kioshima is one best rifler! and yes better device on this years
2015-01-02 17:32
no
2015-01-02 18:26
NO. Kio wasnt even Top20 at the start of 2014.
2015-01-02 18:34
Happy also wasnt a top 20 at the start of 2014, and hes likely finished at top 5 at least. Who care ???
2015-01-03 06:24
Good job!
2015-01-02 17:34
#83
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Spain akproxx 
19 only :O i expected more
2015-01-02 17:35
bullshit.
2015-01-02 17:35
even cheating he can't reach top1. plz retire kiosh1m4
2015-01-02 17:39
he had a couple good tournies, I expected him at number 30 or something.
2015-01-02 17:39
top12 atleast
2015-01-02 17:42
I fell like it is very ironic to set his best map to de_olofpass........
2015-01-02 17:45
#95
aizy | 
Poland flvcko 
device is 20, kioshima is 19..this is fuking disgrace
2015-01-02 17:47
device wasn't the best this year
2015-01-02 17:50
#107
aizy | 
Poland flvcko 
but in spite of all device >> kioshima
2015-01-02 17:54
I agree, but kioshima had a better year than device so he deserves a higher spot.
2015-01-02 17:59
Better YEAR ? Kio wasnt even Top20 at the start 2014.
2015-01-02 18:36
compare their match ratings
2015-01-02 18:53
Kio didn't choke so hard in big match like Device always do either.
2015-01-02 19:31
also HeatoN was > kioshima at his prime,, so he should also be higher than kio on this list right ? its best player of the WHOLE year 2014,, not 1 match or 1 tournament or 1 map against baddies online
2015-01-02 18:06
u do realise that its all about performance in 2014 but not raw skill?If it was about skill the whole fucking ranking would not be changed every year.
2015-01-02 18:09
How's that ? Kio is much better teamplayer, and he's more consistent. Device was far behind dupreeh in dignitas team, and he was unstable as fck
2015-01-02 18:05
Device had a horrible year, yes he is a more skilled player but kio had a better year. That's how this list works.
2015-01-02 23:40
fabien " removed inventory"Fiey
2015-01-02 17:48
2015-01-02 17:48
give me some knives pls.
2015-01-02 18:09
kioShima would be in at least my top 15, but it's hard to argue with statistics.
2015-01-02 17:50
He should be top15 atleast
2015-01-02 17:51
#103
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France -huhu- 
nice
2015-01-02 17:51
deserved, he was solid in all events
2015-01-02 17:52
He wasnt even in the "EVENTS" at the start of 2014.
2015-01-02 18:37
and maybe that's why he's #19 and not top 15 or 10?
2015-01-03 11:09
But device is better than kio considering the performance throughout the year.
2015-01-03 14:01
not if you compare LDLC's success to Dignitas success. Sure, as I said, they look at his previous performances before LDLC aswell. But he has grown a lot this year, while dev1ce seems kinda stuck.
2015-01-03 16:59
Correction, He has grown a lot "in this few months", he didnt do anything noticeble in Clan-mystik and early Epsilon days.
2015-01-03 20:17
I think he was at his best on Epsilon, but I guess there are so many strong players on LDLC now that it's hard for him to outshine them in comparison to those on his previous team. Deserved spot.
2015-01-02 17:52
but thats a good thing for ldlc less pressure on the shoulders of a single player. i saw everyone of the 5 carrying a match in the recent time
2015-01-02 18:28
+1
2015-01-02 19:05
asd
2015-01-02 17:56
Rofl i said kioshima yesterday :D i guess smithzz or olofm for tomorrow
2015-01-02 17:56
dupreeh 18, SmithZz 16-17 I guess?
2015-01-02 20:14
Smithzz was low until he joined LDLC idk if he deserves a better spot but yeah last 3 months of the year he was an average player just wanna see fast the whole list :3
2015-01-02 21:40
Doubt it. Smithzz struggled a lot this year but a few amazing games.
2015-01-03 03:42
thought he will be 15
2015-01-02 18:01
19? ROFL
2015-01-02 18:03
device > kioshima from worst list we will see !
2015-01-02 18:04
he should be top 10.
2015-01-02 18:05
KioKING
2015-01-02 18:06
Xtrfy? get_right top 3 if not 1st then...
2015-01-02 18:06
not even top 5, JW will be top 1 no doubt
2015-01-02 18:09
#134
 | 
Switzerland Odellmueller 
i'm delighted by your evil thinking, mate! well done! you made me laugh.
2015-01-02 18:11
ROFL. +1 But if lurppis get to know this evil plan of XTRFY then my twitter feed will explode. xD
2015-01-02 18:40
You silver greasy teenagers should read the text first before writing : OMG just because i fap on cutie device and i'm secretly homo, that mean that device > Kio. Kio is one of the most underrated players on the scene, and he definietly deserve higher place, but his performance led to this, it's all about the numbers...
2015-01-02 18:09
Well. i expected 20th but w/e. wp kioshita
2015-01-02 18:10
cheater worse than device
2015-01-02 18:17
+1
2015-01-03 00:20
n1
2015-01-02 18:18
Device > kio
2015-01-02 18:21
how can you say that device is best.. first half of the year it was dupreeeh to be honest not device and 19 or 20. same shit both are amazing
2015-01-02 18:32
The law will be top 15
2015-01-02 18:33
Device > Kio all day.
2015-01-02 18:33
Gl Hf
2015-01-02 18:43
#164
SpawN | 
Iceland vasyl86 
He should be at least top7
2015-01-02 18:45
he shouldnt be top 20 at all, that faggot will be Vac banned soon.
2015-01-02 21:08
2015-01-02 18:46
Expected kiokiNg to be featured higher. The consistency in his play is amazing. The problem with LDLC and his game is that he isn't always expected to carry the load since there are so many players who can do it and he isn't the first to face to enemies. That hurt his stats, but its only stats. He performs when needed, but like the rest of the team has problems when facing fnatic. Guess I am wrong on my claim that byali should be placed "high" if they are judged like this where roles isn't taken roles into account (though I guess being an igl will have an effect). As #108 phrantic wrote, now we can't expect to see any americans or any player from HR.
2015-01-02 18:46
Allu #18
2015-01-02 18:48
2015-01-02 19:00
next time top5 <3
2015-01-02 19:08
#178
France Dae 
amazing player
2015-01-02 19:11
For me, this guarantee no NA player on the list coz Kio is much better than any NA players. Anyway, why he ranked so low, hes somekind of MVP in DHW for many.
2015-01-02 19:17
good read, 18 shr00d?
2015-01-02 19:23
veri gut aim assist player.
2015-01-02 19:37
Still left : Happy, shox, f0rest, GTR ( I guess?) , flusha, krimz, olofmeister, JW, kennys, apex, dupreeh, guardian, s1mple, swag, hiko, shroud?, skadoodle,allu
2015-01-02 19:39
Forgot snax
2015-01-02 19:40
Pasha, Snax, Byali
2015-01-02 19:51
device way better tbh...
2015-01-02 19:40
Gratz kio
2015-01-02 19:44
what a shame, he will be vacced in 2015 for sure.
2015-01-02 19:48
Happy gonna be n1
2015-01-02 19:48
Why there are no bold predictions btw?
2015-01-02 20:11
#228
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
That shit fucking sucks, it's so annoying
2015-01-02 23:48
underrated
2015-01-02 20:11
Kioshima > device easy
2015-01-02 20:13
The only 1.6 player in the 3 best french teams. Please Kio, stick around.
2015-01-02 20:23
only 19?
2015-01-02 20:30
#201
bramz | 
Tunisia bramzz 
he deserves it, he did very well at the end of this year
2015-01-02 20:32
Ah, I love reading all the salty comments from naive fanboys who are not capable to objective thinking. Fucking idiots :D
2015-01-02 20:38
am I the only one that does not like him playwise?
2015-01-02 21:16
The best :D
2015-01-02 21:20
kio is better than device he was so consistent through the year and peaked at his top shape when on LDLC, he was just a beast. So he deserves to be ranked before device. It feels like a lot of people are so underestimating him, he has a sick aim and I think he is better than device if we were just judging raw skill. Cannot wait to see the entire list because IMO kio should be ranked higher. kennyS, Happy, shox, KRiMZ & Snax in the top5 (not in that order tho)
2015-01-02 22:00
highest overpass rating is olofmeister ezpz
2015-01-02 22:42
nice text
2015-01-02 23:02
Kioshima in top 20, who is next m0E? this is bullshit.
2015-01-02 23:12
#223
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Austria db42 
If LDLC continue with the pace they have now we will see him atleast 10 playces above next year...
2015-01-02 23:18
#1 flusha hltv confirmed
2015-01-02 23:23
kio <3
2015-01-02 23:50
why put a cheater in top 20?
2015-01-03 00:23
kioshima top 50 max
2015-01-03 01:54
#238
 | 
Macau fAKEs2j 
Kioking THE BEST.
2015-01-03 02:22
kioKing
2015-01-03 03:07
cheatoshima!
2015-01-03 03:19
Deserved, better than neo
2015-01-03 04:26
kioshima VACation to hiroshima?
2015-01-03 04:52
Can't you just reveal them this is dumb to have to wait each day totally pointless game you are playing here
2015-01-03 07:49
marketing ABC
2015-01-03 15:45
Why is a cheater in the top 20?
2015-01-03 09:01
no evidence not guilty
2015-01-03 09:30
ok baguette
2015-01-03 09:55
ok fdp
2015-01-03 11:37
is that a joke ? kioshima top 5 !
2015-01-03 09:03
well done kio
2015-01-03 09:30
How can a player, who was 99% cheater, be on top 20? I mean he transfered all his skins to other account after kqly got banned. Shame on you, hltv... It's pretty obvious. kqly, sf, smn was banned in a very short period of time. If you think, there were no pro players cheating, ur so wrong. There was. I bet at least 80% of pro players were using cheats at some point, but as Valve co-operates with major tournaments, they didn't want to ban all cheaters. Sorry for poor english. peace, no offense. hltv.org staff, don't add any obvious cheaters to tops anymore :D
2015-01-03 09:59
Prove it?
2015-01-03 09:56
I don't have proof. It's just my personal opinion.
2015-01-03 09:58
+, think about the major events as dreamhack, esl and so on. Who would play them if they all get banned? KQLY was banned right before the major. Dreamhack, i believe? after that esea told, big news are coming up, but no more bans were given... It would be tragedy for valve and majors organizers, because they would have much less attention from spectators which leads to less profit $$$ :D
2015-01-03 10:05
What will you say about flusha olof and JW then...
2015-01-03 17:25
I just said, that, if all pro players, who chated would be banned, pro scene would die. Thats my opinion.
2015-01-03 20:06
and that will kill volvo gold mine :p AKA business
2015-01-05 01:59
^ Exactly what i wanted to say - business :D No one's going to ban them ever.
2015-01-05 09:31
Kioshima unstopable! No triggerbot, but shot great headshot
2015-01-03 09:52
ROFL i rly think hes will be top5
2015-01-03 11:11
dupreeh next
2015-01-03 13:42
hf
2015-01-03 15:50
Good Job :)
2015-01-05 18:56
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