Top 20 players of 2014: NBK (17)

Nathan "NBK" Schmitt is the 17th player on our Top 20 of 2014 ranking by Xtrfy. He was his team's second best during the Titan days, after which he went on to help LDLC win two titles, including a major one.

Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt has become a household name in the Counter Strike scene over the last few years, especially shining in 2013 when he was one of VeryGames' best players in the time when they competed with NiP for the title of the best team in the world.

We described his history in short over at our Top 20 players of 2013 ranking where he was placed at the 5th spot thanks to his several MVP-worthy performances in title-winning runs.

At the turn of the year NBK-'s squad formerly of VeryGames was signed by a new organization in the CS:GO waters, Titan. The expectations were set to the maximum, especially considering that the players had moved in together in a gaming house.

There in Antwerp, Belgium they prepared for their first tournament of the year, ESEA Season 15 Global Finals, which wasn't in fact very global as Titan were the only European team in attendance.

However, they still had competition as it turned out at the very beginning as they lost the first map to iBUYPOWER. The Frenchmen then won the other two convincingly as expected of them, and then barely edged out compLexity (16-14, 3-16, 16-14) to secure their rightful place in the grand final.

That's when the unexpected punch hit them, iBUYPOWER emerged from the lower bracket and won two best-of-three series to snatch the title away and leave Titan in despair.

In that 2nd place finish NBK- had the second most kills and assists in his team, as one of the only two above average performers with a 1.04 rating. He was perhaps even the most valuable for Titan, as he contributed more than others in the rounds they won, getting a kill or assist 78% of the time.

He was also their best player in the grand final overall, including a Man of the Match performance in the only map they won (35:23, 1.48 rating, POV).

After having a month to recover from what struck them in Dallas, Titan traveled to Sweden to take on NiP, fnatic and dignitas at the first DreamHack Stockholm edition.

This time they fared much better as they beat NiP 22-19 in the upper semi and then 16-10 in the grand final, as well as fnatic 16-8 in between that.

NBK- was one of the stars of the triumph, having the team's second highest rating (and his highest of the year) with 1.28 and contributing in an incredible 77% of the rounds.


NBK was in great form at the start of the year

At this time, considering their results in a six month period, Titan were still considered the world's best despite the loss at ESEA, and this win at DreamHack Stockholm cemented them as the main favorites going into EMS One Katowice, the first major of 2014.

Shockingly, they failed to make it out of the group stage for the first time ever in the team's history, courtesy of losses to Virtus.pro and more importantly HellRaisers in the 2nd place decider.

NBK- was one of the big underperformers there, especially in that last crucial match, as he was nowhere near the star they needed with only getting a kill in 39% of rounds for a 0.88 rating.

He bounced back at Copenhagen Games with a solid performance, but to no avail as the team again disappointed. They lost a big quarter-final battle to their countrymen LDLC and finished in 5th-8th place, marking the end of the lineup as the days after would show.

The team's superstar Richard "shox" Papillon decided to leave, citing the gaming house as the problem, so they brought back Kenny "kennyS" Schrub who was removed a year earlier.

That happened only days before their next event, the 4-team SLTV StarSeries IX Finals, so there wasn't much time to prepare.

Initially they looked to be doing better already, as they got revenge against Virtus.pro in the upper semi, but then losses to Na`Vi and NiP followed which put them down at 3rd place.

Nevertheless, NBK- was the best player in the team and one of the best at the event, and he was even selected for the "All-Star" team in our Top players feature after the event. Particularly memorable was his performance in the first map against NiP which he almost singlehandedly won (32:10, 2.10 rating), while he was also the team's highest rated and most consistent player overall.

NBK's best match of the year, vs. NiP at SLTV StarSeries IX Finals

With a two month break until the next event, Titan had plenty of time to revitalize their gameplay with the new lineup, and it looked like they were doing well according to online results, having won the Hitbox Championship ahead of fnatic and coming in 3rd in FACEIT Spring League behind Virtus.pro and dignitas.

Come DreamHack Summer it was another story though, as they once again lost to HellRaisers in the group stage and then ran into NiP in the quarter-final. In a tough three map contest the Swedes knocked them out for the second event in a row, so the Frenchmen didn't seem any better off after the roster shakeup.

NBK- wasn't spectacular but he continued enjoying good form and was again one of the team's best players (including in the NiP loss) with a 1.09 rating for the tournament.

That resulted that the team which was the best in the world at the beginning of the year, now got placed 9th in our July world ranking.

But then they finally found some success at Gfinity 3 at the beginning of August. After solid group stage play where they only lost to dignitas and came out with a 3-1-1 score, they bested iBUYPOWER and the new fnatic in the playoffs to reach their first final since February.

NBK- played great second fiddle to kennyS in those matches, even putting in a Man of the Match performance against iBUYPOWER (51:34, 1.47 rating, 2nd map POV) and doing great in the semi-final against fnatic (60:41, 1.30 rating, map 1 VOD, map 2 VOD).

However, they got completely outplayed by Virtus.pro in the final where NBK- underperformed and only scored 0.50 kills per round.


Great play by NBK at Gfinity 3

Nevertheless, he was one of the stars of the event with a 1.12 rating thanks to his contribution in their playoff run, and in the group stage.

That 2nd place improved Titan's stature going into the second major of the year, ESL One Cologne, but they were in for another disappointment. After losing a double overtime battle against Cloud9 in the opening match, the Frenchmen were destroyed by dignitas 1-16 in the match that decided their group's second place, resulting in another early exit.

NBK- was again a big reason for their failure at the major, as he put in his worst performance of the year (0.74 rating) and was the team's worst player, especially in the two losses.

A few weeks after Cologne reports came in about Titan completely revamping their lineup, which saw NBK- leave the team after Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom and Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux were removed and create a new one together with shox and Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer.

That marked the end to his long cooperation with Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans, while the new chapter in his career was started when the new team signed for LDLC.

Despite a good start at their first event, DreamHack Stockholm in September where they beat NiP and Titan in the group stage, they were defeated by his old team in the grand final.

NBK- had an average performance (1.01 rating) but he put up solid resistance in the final and played very well in the dominant win over NiP (18:10, 1.57 rating).

4 kills against NiP at DH Stockholm

The next month they recovered from the loss and came to SLTV StarSeries XI Finals with a vengeance. The new team picked up its first title while destroying Titan in the process (16-4, 16-6 in the upper final).

All five players of their players were superb, while NBK- was one of the MVP candidates with great performances in the first match against Na`Vi (45:29, 1.38 rating, 10 entry kills) as well as in the blowout against Titan (41:20, 1.52 rating).

NBK- didn't really do well in the final against Na`Vi initially, but then he resurged to put in a Man of the Match performance on the last and deciding fourth map (23:12, 1.48 rating, 4-0 entry score, POV video).

Not a week later they were in Milan, Italy at the FACEIT Season 2 Finals, but after a flawless group stage with four wins against Virtus.pro and Cloud9 they were upset by iBUYPOWER in the semi-final.


iBUYPOWER got the best of NBK & co. at FACEIT S2 Finals

NBK- had another solid event individually, right on par with his year average rating of 1.07, with a couple of standout performances in the group stage one of which came against the Poles (27:14, 1.60 rating, VOD).

At the next event, ESWC, he seemed to have taken on a different role within the team, having the most "support" rounds in the team (with no kill, but with an assist or surviving) – 20% overall and 30% in their round wins.

LDLC once again ran over their local rivals Titan, this time in the quarter-final, but ended up losing to fnatic in the grand final. While NBK- had the least direct impact in the team, he still had a very solid event by contributing overall in the most rounds (67%), and that's despite his bad play in the semi-final against Na`Vi.

Continuing their hectic event circuit, LDLC then attended Fragbite Masters Season 3 Finals, but once again found themselves with the 2nd place cheque courtesy of fnatic. NBK- was this time clearly the team's worst player mainly thanks to underperforming in the grand final, scoring only 0.52 kills per round over the four maps.

It wasn't the best sign going into the final major of the year, DreamHack Winter, but LDLC managed to overcome all obstacles and take their first big win. They beat NiP in the group stage, then witnessed fnatic forfeit the match in the quarter-final, outplayed Na`Vi once again in the semis and finally won on overtime in the third map against the home crowd's favorites Ninjas in Pyjamas to take the $100,000 prize.

NBK- was finally able to put his stamp on a major and he was one of the team's best this time with a 1.07 overall rating. He actually had the best rating in the rounds they won (1.06) but he didn't stand out with any big performances, only by chipping in throughout every match. Perhaps most important was his play in the third map of the grand final when he was top rated in LDLC (27:19, 1.23 rating).

NBK's highlights at DreamHack Winter 2014

LDLC's last efforts of the year saw them secure a place at the MLG X-Games Aspen tournament, but not without problems. In the first qualifier they lost to dignitas in the final, so they had to do it from the second attempt when they outplayed ESC for the spot.

Why is he the 17th best player of 2014?

Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt had two very different parts of the year, spending the first 8 months in Titan where he was the team's second best player - although without much success, and then switching to LDLC where he found more success but made less impact individually.

He was one of the most decorated players in 2014, grabbing 3 titles – one of which was a major – 5 second places and 2 third places for a total of 10 podium finishes in 14 tournaments.

He was never a superstar during those title winning runs, but he always made good contribution, especially on the terrorist side as one of the best in the world (7th with 0.97 rating) and more so as one of the most successful T-side entry killers (5th with 46.4% entry duel rate).

His best tournaments were smaller ones, DreamHack Stockholm #1 where he had an MVP-worthy display, as well as two of the SLTV StarSeries Finals he attended. He was also one of the best players at Gfinity 3, and he played very well at DreamHack Winter where he got his first major title.

However, he severely underperformed at the first two majors of the year where his Titan failed to make it past the group stage. That caused him to have the worst rating in majors out of all Top 20 players (0.97), and thus slightly brought down his place in the ranking.

He also didn't excel in big matches, sometimes doing well and sometimes underperforming for an overall 1.01 rating.

On the other hand he was one of the better players at 11 of his 14 tournaments, so he was on his way to the Top 20 ranking throughout the whole year. That consistency along with his great T-side play earned him the 17th spot.

Also notably NBK- was one of the best aimers in 2014, scoring 0.37 headshots per round with 51% headshot rate, good enough for fourth overall. He also ranked third by rating on Cache, although from only 7 maps.


What is your take on Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt's performance in 2014? Was it enough to earn a place in the Top 20? Should he have been higher?

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France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1557
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
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 Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1354
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1354
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1456
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#4
REEZ | 
Latvia ReeSe 
Well play
2015-01-04 17:00
NBK <3
2015-01-04 18:45
hahaha 17th
2015-01-04 17:01
tbh i thought that he'll be in a higher position, i think he is the best in LDLC
2015-01-04 20:32
LOL
2015-01-05 00:34
cs 1.7
2015-01-05 07:04
AAAHAHA
2015-01-05 15:56
NBK is definitely top 10, this rankings looks like BS. Also, waaay to long articles, at this rate it'll take us 2 months to go through everyone.
2015-01-05 01:20
Read faster mate. Not like you can judge the list before it is done anyways :)
2015-01-05 01:48
That's my point :) i would have rather they posted the whole list and then the player by player breakdown. By the time they reach no1 nobody will read these articles anymore anyway.
2015-01-05 03:24
Most of us probably will, they are well written so why not.
2015-01-05 09:43
CryBK
2015-01-04 17:00
NoobsInPyjamas
2015-01-05 11:45
WTF? HAHAHA, nice NBK :D
2015-01-04 17:01
expected, won't be in next year tho
2015-01-04 17:01
rattlesnake in top 3 HLTV confirmed
2015-01-05 11:45
n1 demo
2015-01-04 17:01
#13
World  
unexpected
2015-01-04 17:01
#14
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Germany Lifant 
expected
2015-01-04 17:01
it's a joke???? NBK top 10 mini!
2015-01-04 17:01
In french dreams maybe.
2015-01-04 17:05
NBK #1 Support. So no...
2015-01-04 18:52
NBK isn't support, and even if he was, Krimz is better.
2015-01-04 19:19
#206
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Greece hekzy 
Krimz only gets kills on a CT side. What a fucking bot.
2015-01-04 19:28
Ok, but he's still a better support player than NBK (IF NBK was a support player).
2015-01-04 19:34
It's about whole year performance. Not only the end of season ;)
2015-01-04 19:44
What do you not understand about "he's"?
2015-01-04 20:08
#203
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Lithuania jaska420 
French Fifflaren
2015-01-04 19:25
I wanted to write the same thing (Ta pati norejau parasyt :DD )
2015-01-04 20:29
I dont think so.
2015-01-04 17:11
no.
2015-01-04 17:20
lmao he shouldn't even be top 20
2015-01-04 17:20
top10:D? hahaha not biased opinion at all
2015-01-04 17:27
At least he's put his flag up, mister from nowhere.
2015-01-05 01:21
what would my flag change? literally nothing.he is biased as hell and its so obvious nomatter from which country i am...
2015-01-05 09:44
NBKappa
2015-01-04 17:01
correct placing
2015-01-04 17:01
kioshima, NBK and Swag top 20???? WHAT A FUCKING JOKE
2015-01-04 17:01
#43
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
nice try
2015-01-04 17:05
say your top20 and say the stats and all plzz
2015-01-04 17:07
#111
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World bigb1rd 
moron
2015-01-04 17:30
Do you even read those articles?
2015-01-04 19:11
KQLY n1?
2015-01-04 17:02
YEAH
2015-01-04 17:02
expected
2015-01-04 17:02
rofl @ nbk > kioshima.. lets hope apex then is not out of this list >_>
2015-01-04 17:02
Top 20 of 2014 not late 2014'
2015-01-04 17:18
In 2014 Kioshima has been better than nbk, not last few months not semi-half months. Kio semi-carried Epsilon to a major quarter final. while nbk crashed out of group stage. REMEMBER THAT?
2015-01-04 17:21
Are you having trouble reading the article or something?
2015-01-04 18:23
This ranking takes into account more than simply the majors. Read in details both articles.
2015-01-04 19:14
#212
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
more than just 1 major is taken into account. perhaps you and the other hltv retards should read all of the fucking article before you type utter dribble in the comments.
2015-01-04 19:41
#214
AZK | 
United States Dood 
Kioshima was barely worth noticing when he was on Clan Mystik.
2015-01-04 19:44
#25
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Poland TheMatiss 
Should be higher!!!
2015-01-04 17:02
expected
2015-01-04 17:02
#27
NEO | 
Poland m@rulek 
Low Rating (LAN), but he play LDLC... swag better.
2015-01-04 17:05
NBK is on the list? didnt expect that
2015-01-04 17:03
this. and ahead of device & kioshima as well
2015-01-04 17:03
yep
2015-01-04 17:05
Well, I guess he always had a tendency to crumble in big tournaments up until recently with LDLC.
2015-01-04 17:03
Bad first half of the year, good second one so a bit expected
2015-01-04 17:03
expected
2015-01-04 17:04
How the fuck he is just 17 i except him in top 12 at least lel. Anyway gj
2015-01-04 17:04
3x fnatic/vp, 2x ldlc/nip/titan/navi, allu and simple - a total of 16 players ranked higher than nbk for 2014...I guess you could maybe debate whether or not edward and byali should be ranked higher, but thats about it.
2015-01-04 17:44
Solid reasoning, but I don't expect allu or simple on the list due to hltv's criteria, although they've both been beasts this year. I also think dupreeh might be somewhere. I'd guess 3x fnatic (JW, flusha, olofm - don't know about krimz, maybe 4x then), 2x VP (pasha and snax) in addition to shox, happy, get_right, f0rest, friberg, kennyS, apex, edward, guardian & dupreeh. With krimz that is 16. After reading the write-ups so far and seeing what they focus on, I'd also guess that shox and kennyS will be in the top5, maybe with JW, pasha and a NiP player, probably get_right.
2015-01-04 18:31
Krimz has the highest rating within fnatic team this year, and you said "don't know about krimz"? have you ever watch a single tournament this year?
2015-01-04 19:18
Does he really have the highest rating in fnatic for 2014? Where do you find this? I have watched every single tournament this year, and I have seen krimz dominate three of them. Before that he did nothing really noteworthy. I'm considering the whole year, and so does hltv.
2015-01-04 23:04
#265
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Finland Malixoxo 
Krimz rating this year was 1.19, second best out of ALL players, not just fnatic. This was posted on twitter I think...
2015-01-05 09:20
If you mix in byali and remove Edward you should have the right names, and of course KRiMZ is in.
2015-01-04 19:59
As said above krimz will definently be in, most likely above olofm as well - wasn't counting flusha in, but maybe who knows :P. My top 5 guess would be: kennys, jw, snax, krimz, forest ;).
2015-01-04 22:02
LOL????NBK 17??? nice ranking....
2015-01-04 17:04
mad baguette?
2015-01-04 17:12
LOL
2015-01-04 17:04
#37
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
entry fragger????
2015-01-04 17:04
one of the best entry-fraggers yes.
2015-01-04 17:09
n1
2015-01-04 17:04
LOOOL
2015-01-04 17:04
He deserves to be in top 10 ;(
2015-01-04 17:05
lol he is not a top10
2015-01-04 17:05
not even close but what can i expect from someone who thinks that neo will be in top20 so...
2015-01-04 17:30
K
2015-01-04 17:37
no not really
2015-01-05 14:41
spending the first 8 months in Titan where he was the team's second best player - although without much success, and then switching to LDLC where he found more success but made less impact individually Ex6TenZ relies on individuals - on shox, then on kennyS... Happy relies on the TEAMwork, that's why noone really shines in LDLC, even shox. But team-wise they're extremely strong.
2015-01-04 17:05
LDLC only had stars haha :D sick team like Fnatic (if they're not cheaters).
2015-01-04 17:13
Yeah such an amazing team, teamwise, amazing T sides with such coordination and so on.. Oh wait, unless they go 11-4 as ct at least they can't win games anyways
2015-01-04 17:14
Ok genius, find me one team who does not rely on ct side?
2015-01-04 17:26
Titan? fnatic? NiP? Obviously these 3 teams have good ct side (Titan not really good as ct tho lmao) but they have really good t side as well. They don't rely so heavily on ct side.
2015-01-04 17:32
Yes but still, saying they re bad t site is bullshit... Just look at how they trashed nip and fnatic dust 2 t side for instance
2015-01-04 17:35
They have not showed anything good on t side, except on a few maps here and there that's it.
2015-01-04 17:42
Still top1 but i like Kennys and titan too, no worries
2015-01-04 18:17
They are not the number one team.
2015-01-04 18:22
Ok i suppose you'll say fnatic is
2015-01-04 18:42
Yes, and that's not opinion based, that's just a fact.
2015-01-04 18:43
Yes with some mouselifting etc. Facts
2015-01-04 18:46
WHo cares if they cheated, they are the best with cheats if you really want to.
2015-01-04 19:19
#275
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Germany Lifant 
they are the second best. As proven in Dreamhack winter when they got kicked out by LDLC
2015-01-05 13:17
* by abandonning first, they also won ESEA right after it. WHo cares about some random NiP fanboys says anyways
2015-01-05 13:36
+1
2015-01-04 17:25
Hahahahahha, that gotta be the most hilarious comment of the year. LDLC teamwork? The reason why no one is really shining in LDLC is because there can only be so much to go around for all the stars, and then when they meet a team like fnatic that is organized and equally skilled they normally loose because they play much more to their individual skills than any other team in the top6. You won't find a team that makes individual challenges as much as CT as them, neither will you find a team that spreads out more across the map in search of a opening and 1on1s. No wonder people on MM and the teams in general has so little teamwork when people think LDLC sets the standard.
2015-01-04 20:11
n17 n17
2015-01-04 17:06
I think top 15 but n1
2015-01-04 17:06
nice NBK CRY BABY
2015-01-04 17:06
WTF ? I this rank thing, bad!
2015-01-04 17:07
yeah, this rank is totally horsehit. we need finally something proper ffs. im sick of incompetence on the scene :/
2015-01-04 17:15
#52
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Poland enterq18 
only 17th ? nice joke
2015-01-04 17:07
nbk > device? no no
2015-01-04 17:07
was thinking the same thing
2015-01-04 19:40
would of placed him higher then 17 but oke i guess also wouldn't classify him as a entry fragger....
2015-01-04 17:09
#120
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World bigb1rd 
His stats suggest he is an entry fragger though. And he doesn't deserve higher this year as he underperfomed when it mattered. Plus there have been a lot of high level teams and great players this year so it's harder to shine.
2015-01-04 17:33
Correction his team underperformed (titan) at 2 majors which obviously hurt his position else he would of been 12-13th spot atleast for me.
2015-01-04 17:42
#138
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World bigb1rd 
Meh, I like NBK. Loved watching him back in CSS. But I think this placing is totally fair, arguably generous. CSGO is very competitive at the moment with different teams winning a lot of big tournaments in 2014 and different players shining at almost every one. Fnatic could easily have 4 in this top 20, NiP could have 4, VP could have 3 maybe. NBk just hasn't stood out enough this year even though he's been fairly consistant.
2015-01-04 17:46
Fnatic only started to shine in the last quarter of the year (be it very dominantly much like ldlc although the latter displayed increase of skill through out more of the year aswell as a big roster change) agree on NiP despite their slump right before esl cologne and g3 until fifflaren left their 2x n2 finishes aswell as winning a major puts them in this normally. VP i agree aswell dominant in the first part of the year then dropped a bit yet remained a threat and climbed again during the last quarter of this year. Consistency is what gets people in this list and its something nbk has been this past year atleast to me.
2015-01-04 18:01
#182
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World bigb1rd 
Well fnatic as the old team and LGB both still had plenty of decent tournies early on in the year and JW, Olof and flusha especially played great (cheat blah blah etc): hltv.org/?pageid=183&eventid=1317&gameid.. hltv.org/?pageid=183&eventid=1351&gameid.. hltv.org/?pageid=183&eventid=1332&gameid.. Fair enough they weren't winning much but the individual players were just as dominant and both teams were still well up there amongst the best.
2015-01-04 18:51
i can fully agree with that given you provided plenty of statistics to see +1
2015-01-04 18:57
#60
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Mexico TurboDreams 
At this rate I wonder who #1 will be. Inb4 its someone from Penta.
2015-01-04 17:10
forest
2015-01-04 17:16
all NiP top 5 since xrtfy is NiP sponsor
2015-01-04 18:17
totally fine with this, good pick
2015-01-04 17:10
dont think he deserved top 20 but idk
2015-01-04 17:11
#64
SpawN | 
Iceland vasyl86 
who will be 16th?
2015-01-04 17:11
Fodder
2015-01-05 09:20
#65
Spain Ayrr 
from fifth place last year to 17, wp anyway.
2015-01-04 17:12
whineBK
2015-01-04 17:12
why the fuck do u mention his wins when he was cheating by playing with confirmed cheater KQLY? really HLTV? why the fuck do you give credits to cheaters!?:o u lost all respect
2015-01-04 17:14
nice try retarded! Tell me just when did he play with KQLY? Thanks for no answer.
2015-01-04 17:25
k, u got me, i though he was playing in kqly in titan but then nbk left, sry, my mistake but i bet they ll give credit kqly in case of kennys!
2015-01-04 17:33
#137
AnJ | 
Denmark devonBFD 
God you're stupid
2015-01-04 17:45
Your argument doesn't make much sense anyway. Players who played with cheaters don't have to be blamed or penalized for it, as long as we don't have proof that they were aware of it.
2015-01-04 20:08
#117
k0nfig | 
Netherlands miles- 
And you were crying about incompetence in the esports scene some comments earlier. Now you made a real fool out of yourself.
2015-01-04 17:32
you really are a shitty troll dude
2015-01-04 17:32
Lol i imagined NBK at least top 15
2015-01-04 17:15
#77
Sweden 1up' 
nice achievements tbh and still 17th,sad :(
2015-01-04 17:15
Look at his rating within the team during the LDLC era, he is always pretty much 4th in his team, tbh I'm not even sure he deserved to be there since his best performances were during small events..
2015-01-04 17:58
he will cry on twitter to be in 17th kkkkk
2015-01-04 17:16
i expect NBK to cry on twitter now
2015-01-04 17:17
B A G U E T T E B O Y S
2015-01-04 17:19
NBK 17th ? Expected higher tbh..
2015-01-04 17:19
nice!
2015-01-04 17:20
#91
World Onty 
What?! Now i want to see the TOP 10..What the fuck is it going to be? Fnatic line-up and NiP?
2015-01-04 17:21
Top 10 will be all meatballs and baguettes.
2015-01-04 17:22
#123
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World bigb1rd 
There are easily 10 better players than NBK in the scene this year. Try fnatic players, a couple from NiP, couple from VP + shox, kennyS maybe even Happy.
2015-01-04 17:34
Something close to: kennys, jw, snax, krimz, forest, pasha, happy ,olofm, apex, shox.
2015-01-04 22:04
#95
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Denmark jjh 
LOL nbk fanboys so mad. do you even realise that this list is for a year, not for a month or even 6 months?
2015-01-04 17:22
even then he was one of the worst players in LDLC, especially in big matches. 17th is generous
2015-01-04 17:27
#97
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Spain akproxx 
17? hltv pls u are a joke
2015-01-04 17:22
All ranks so far been fair.
2015-01-04 17:27
This is a joke, NBK been tv weakest link in LDLC! He isnt even top50
2015-01-04 17:28
#112
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Brazil hugoooo 
It's based on the entire last year
2015-01-04 17:30
Accurate, he struggled a lot more than part years but gg, still solid
2015-01-04 17:29
I heard something from Twitter guy that this #17 spot belongs to entry-fragger. Is NBK an entry-fragging guy ??? Anyway, deserved, last year his form dropped dramatically, even after he joined LDLC. I can't even remember his good moment in 2014.
2015-01-04 17:30
Well he is in LDLC both SmithZz and NBK are entry fraggers, depending on the map
2015-01-04 18:02
No NBK is NOT an entry-fragger. Even NBK said himself on Twitter he's not.
2015-01-04 18:23
He can say what he wants, like stats in the article and what matches show, both of them get the most of entries for LDLC I'll be honest i don't consider him as en entry man ... To me it's guys like dupreeh apex friberg smithzz kennys but there are stats ^^
2015-01-04 18:35
HTLV and he are talking about his role, not the stats. It's not because he entry frags the most that he's an entry-fragger. Stats mean nothing because they're about kills only but you can get kills in any situation of a game in all possible contexts. For example NBK holds long A on dust2, if all teams plays mostly the A site against LDLC, of course NBK will get more opportunities to kill but it doesn't mean he's a better fragger.
2015-01-04 19:39
If stats shows he often gets the first kill as a T player, then we can tell just by the stats alone, that he is one of the first to engage in combat. He might just have good spawns, but it still shows to some extend that he is a entry fragger, by securing the kill. Other than that I totally agree with your comment, everything is situated and should be taken into its context.
2015-01-04 20:20
" stats shows he often gets the first kill as a T player, then we can tell just by the stats alone, that he is one of the first to engage in combat. " thx mate
2015-01-04 20:38
Kioshima > NBK
2015-01-04 17:31
Haha good troll
2015-01-04 17:33
I think he is right. At least Kio had good moment in DHW but NBK ??? I cant remember any good from him last year.
2015-01-04 17:37
consistently better since joining ldlc
2015-01-04 18:00
Maybe not during the DHW,but overall much more consisted.The facts are above you.NBK definetley deserves it. =)
2015-01-05 08:46
Obviously NBK choked too much in 2014. Everyone kept overrating him. Fair ranking
2015-01-04 17:31
nr1 drama queen
2015-01-04 17:35
Kio 19 , NBK 17 ? imo this is fking bullshit, LDLC with such a gr8 positions in 2nd half of year , maybe now shoxie top 15? haha HAPPY & SHOXIE top3 max top5 or RIOT
2015-01-04 17:37
rofl, Happy will most likely end up 13th and shox doesn't deserve more than 10th.
2015-01-04 18:01
#202
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World bigb1rd 
Yeah because shox was shit earlier in the year obviously: hltv.org/?pageid=181&eventid=1318&gameid.. hltv.org/?pageid=183&eventid=1424&gameid.. hltv.org/?pageid=181&eventid=1332&gameid.. And then he won a major.
2015-01-04 19:25
DH stockholm was like a tier3 event and you linked an online tournament to complete, he won a major but had a terrible performance compared to what he used to be, specially in the finals, there is no way shox could be in front of snax, pasha, f0rest, olofm, krimz, flusha, jw and perhaps even byali who had some awesome events too. The truth is that since DH Valencia/Cologne, shox played like the shadow of himself.
2015-01-04 20:47
would give him first place for whining ;)
2015-01-04 17:39
what?NBK only 17????are you kidding me??? should be in top5,at least top10
2015-01-04 17:40
its okey, he wasnt good at ldlc start
2015-01-04 17:43
#139
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
gj my little frenchy )
2015-01-04 17:48
deserved
2015-01-04 17:52
#143
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France cedd 
god damn it, NBK is one of the most underrated players out there, he's not a consistent top fragger but he's an amazing player and helps his team at times when they need it most. i would put him higher personally
2015-01-04 17:53
#149
bramz | 
Tunisia bramzz 
lol he sucks dicks, not even top 50
2015-01-04 17:59
People got to stop saying he deserves better or that he isn't even top 30 ... NBK belongs here this year, he had a really good first good half where he was top 10 but a really shacky second half with LDLC so 17 seems legit You have to remember that in 2013 was a fucking beast, winning a lot of matches by himself
2015-01-04 18:04
This is objectively incorrect.
2015-01-04 18:05
N1 deserved, I picked kioshima for 19, an american (random) for 18, and i said yesterday NBK or apEX rofl. tmr IMO > Hiko, Happy or Olofm
2015-01-04 18:06
happy is at least top 6-7 ;}
2015-01-04 18:09
He has lose his rank with Titan this the reason with LDLC he raise up
2015-01-04 18:09
the little crying frenchman.
2015-01-04 18:23
he will cry on twitter to be in 17th
2015-01-04 18:26
He was bound to be in there some place.
2015-01-04 18:29
wow i guess the reason he is not top 10 is the first half of the year, Titan was struggling , but of coruse when he joined LDLC he was just beast, dmn.
2015-01-04 18:46
DH stockholm 1#???? NBK didnt play for Titan when they won DH stockholm.
2015-01-04 19:01
Yes he did. There were two DH stockholm invitationals. He won this one with Titan: hltv.org/?pageid=82&eventid=1318 hltv.org/legacy/match/2290440-titan-nip-..
2015-01-04 20:17
Bullshit, who did this list?
2015-01-04 19:02
#187
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United Kingdom tomtmh 
easily top 15 :@@
2015-01-04 19:03
top 15 AT LEAST.
2015-01-04 19:04
in be4 NBK tweets about deserving to be higher
2015-01-04 19:04
Yeah, the 2 out of 5 players who won against many top teams, and won dreamhack winters are top 19, and 17. L O G I C
2015-01-04 19:05
If you're going by that logic,fnatic's whole line up should be top5
2015-01-04 19:20
my grandma logic better than yours
2015-01-04 19:21
Fifflaren should also have been in top20 of 2013, because his team was good. Please don't pretend that others are misusing logic, when you clearly are illogical yourself.
2015-01-04 19:26
nbk > device HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHHA carried by team
2015-01-04 19:06
not deserved.
2015-01-04 19:18
where is his history how he came to esports like you said aboud kioshima? wtf
2015-01-04 19:20
Nathan "NBK" Schmitt first started playing CS:Source in 2008 and it didn't take him long to advance to the very top. After getting his first local LAN experience during 2009 with a team called DREAMRAR, he was picked up by VeryGames in February 2010 when he was still only 15 years old. Despite his young age Schmitt quickly became one of the best players in the game and he helped his team win countless titles over the years. Even though VeryGames made plenty of lineup changes since then, his place was never in jeopardy, as together with Kevin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans he turned out being a core member of the team. In 2012 when they decided to switch to CS:GO, Schmitt was one of the most vocal members of the community asking everyone to give the new game a chance and hoping for the 1.6 and CS:S communities to unite.¨ From hltv.org/news/11944-top-20-players-of-20..
2015-01-04 19:27
thank you. Why they didnt write about it in this article?
2015-01-04 19:29
Probably because they had done it before. But I agree, since they write such large articles, it shouldn't hurt to include a few paragraphs about his history.
2015-01-04 19:33
#244
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Europe _jUNGLE 
learn to read omg 3rd paragraph: We described his history in short over at our Top 20 players of 2013 ranking where he was placed at the 5th spot thanks to his several MVP-worthy performances in title-winning runs.
2015-01-04 23:53
Why so mad my friend. Be friendly my friend. They added it after my post brainless
2015-01-05 00:27
#258
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Europe _jUNGLE 
Yes ok, my friend. Why so rude, my friend? People are really inattentive these days
2015-01-05 06:49
No, that was there all along...
2015-01-05 06:50
I arent think that
2015-01-05 07:46
It really doesn't matter what you think, it's a fact :)
2015-01-05 07:47
Ok sorry
2015-01-05 08:45
Do you guys think that someone from virtus pro is goning to be on the list?
2015-01-04 19:46
Snax, Pasha, Byali That would be lame to not include these players.
2015-01-05 04:58
Thanks for replying mate. I think snax and byali and pasha deserve to be on the list
2015-01-05 15:17
CJME
2015-01-04 19:47
#229
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Singapore Nephalith 
When I think of NBK, I immediately thought of one of the top talents out there. Considering Titan's roller-coaster run in 2014 and his transition to LDLC, I would say 17th is more than fair for him.
2015-01-04 20:45
That's odd, I expected NBK to be further up on the list.
2015-01-04 21:06
#235
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
I feel that he is the weakest link of LDLC right now.
2015-01-04 21:19
NBK is higher than 17, and I don't even like the guy lmao. and swag > kio when swag has only been past groups like two times? like wha? fail ranking imo
2015-01-04 22:36
zlatan ibrahimovic is better than any striker from brazil, even if sweden didn't qualify for WC and brazil was in semifinals.
2015-01-04 22:40
The difference is Swag isnt dominating like Zlatan, and Kio was something like MVP candidate of the major tournament.
2015-01-05 05:00
top1 whiner.
2015-01-04 22:39
yes good for him :)
2015-01-04 22:47
he cant win EMS One Katowice
2015-01-04 22:53
#246
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Sweden klvmeister 
Device and Kioshima > CryBK...
2015-01-05 00:30
queen of drama :)
2015-01-05 00:40
me he reminds me of an annoying girl that you just want to fuck off.
2015-01-05 00:42
NBK is love NBK is life <3
2015-01-05 03:53
NBK under fifflaren? Expected
2015-01-05 09:29
Kioshima and NBK higher then Device who's carrying Dignitas (top 3/4 world atm) with Dupreeh.. I really hope Dupreeh gets higher atleast.
2015-01-05 09:33
my guess is dupreeh 15/14, he really has some good stats with pistol, and carrying a lot of games for dignitas even with over 30 kills in some games
2015-01-05 14:44
gl nbk
2015-01-05 11:49
You are great! :)
2015-01-05 18:53
Wish i could have 1 jar of his sweet crybaby tears to drink.
2015-01-05 19:42
when it comes to skill he is far from the top 17 lol
2015-01-05 21:24
1.eoNs 2.emilio 20.eoNs
2015-01-06 01:05
the comments are the best parts of these articles OMFG NOOB HE SUCK WHY IS HE 17TH or OMFG HES TOP10 EZ GOD SUCH A JOKE LIST
2015-01-06 10:01
Dose anyone else find it funny that NBA got 2nd at Stockholm not 1st
2015-01-06 16:20
ScreaM lose girlfriend, top 20 and team to NBK, life gotta hurt.
2015-01-06 19:09
disgusting crying player. French scene is filled with disgusting personalities and crybabies.
2015-01-07 12:41
+1 hate that guy, btw same faceexpressions like kqly
2015-01-09 18:11
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