Top 20 players of 2014: apEX (15)

Dan "apEX" Madesclaire is #15 on our Top 20 players of 2014 ranking by Xtrfy. He played for LDLC and Titan throughout the year and became one of the best fraggers and entry killers in the game. Most notably he had a world-class performance at one of the majors, ESL One Cologne.

Dan "apEX" Madesclaire's Counter-Strike story began 8 years ago with CS:Source, whereas he attended his first local LAN event as a 15-year old in 2008.

His big rise came in 2010 when he played for UBITEAM and scored some notable finishes at French LANs, which led to him becoming recognized as one of the rising stars in the scene. He even suffered through a scandal that year when he received an ESL ban, which was later revoked.

In 2011 the 18-year-old apEX got his first accomplishment at international events, finishing 3rd at Copenhagen Games with a 3DMAX lineup that also contained Richard "shox" Papillon, Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer and Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom.

Later that year he played with ex-VeryGames star Ludovic "Shokkk" Martin and finished in 5th-6th place in one of the games most competitive events ever, ESWC 2011.

That prompted VeryGames to sign him for the 2012 season, but after their disappointing 9th-12th placement at Copenhagen Games -- and some internal problems, apEX was removed from the team.

Quickly after that CS:GO came out, and apEX went on to represent eXtensive together with Happy and Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez.


apEX at Mad Catz Vienna in 2013

They managed to reach the playoffs at AMD Sapphire Prague where NiP eliminated them, and then got picked up by LDLC in 2013 and scored another top8 finish at Mad Catz Vienna at the start of the year. On that occasion, apEX showed that he has the potential to be one of the best players in the game with his performance.

In May the team was strengthened with Kenny "kennyS" Schrub and they went on to reach the semi-final of DreamHack Summer, marking the first international top4 finish for apEX in CS:GO.

Soon after that together with kennyS he attended Prague Challenge in a mix team with Filip "NEO" Kubski and Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas, and there shocked the world by beating Natus Vincere in the final, while putting on an amazing show in the final.

In September the LDLC squad announced disbandment and he and kennyS went separate ways, with apEX joining Clan-Mystik and later managing to shock the world again by defeating VeryGames in the final of ESWC.

To finish of 2013 his new team failed to impress at the game's first major, DreamHack Winter, by not making it out of group stage while apEX barely missed out on a place in our Top 20 players of 2013 ranking.

It wasn't long into 2014 until apEX received an offer he couldn't refuse – to become a salaried player – so he left Clan-Mystik and became a parto of a new LDLC lineup together with his old teammates Happy and Maniac, as well as Clan-Mystik's star at the time Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian.

As they had three former Recursive players who made it to the playoffs at the previous major, LDLC automatically had a spot at EMS One Katowice which turned out being their first LAN event of the year.

With two hard fought 16-13 wins against Australians Vox Eminor and Danes 3DMAX, as well as a 7-16 loss to NiP in between, LDLC made it to the playoffs. But there awaited home crowd supported Virtus.pro who devoured them with a 3-16, 8-16 score.

That was still a success for the new team, as they were the only of three French squads to make it past the group stage.

apEX was the best fragger and assister of their campaign, while contributing with a kill or assist in 86% of the team's round wins, including the little resistance they put up against the Poles.

LDLC then won a relatively competitive Fnatic Fragout League 3 online by taking out fnatic and mousesports, so they marched on towards Copenhagen Games with high expectations – also after being featured in 8th place on our April world ranking.

At the Danish event they made it one step further -- the semi-final, again as the best French team, this time thanks to defeating Titan in a close quarter-final series (16-14, 16-12).

But then they ran into Virtus.pro again, and even though they fared much better by even taking one map, they still couldn't get to the final.


Could have done better at Copenhagen Games

Unlike in Katowice, apEX was the second best rated in the team with a 1.03 rating, far behind their star at the event KQLY. It was an average performance overall as he didn't stand out in the latter bigger matches against Titan and VP, but only in the earlier ones against Karnage and mousesports.

LDLC had to skip the next big event, DreamHack Summer, as it coincided with apEX's exams, so they were next seen at DreamHack Valencia in July.

Going in as favorites it turned out being a harder task than expected, but LDLC managed to win the Spanish event after being taken to three maps in all of their playoff series – against Germans Planetkey in the quarter-final, Portuguese k1ck in the semi-final and lastly their countrymen Epsilon in the grand final.

apEX was back to being a star, contributing similarly to Katowice in 83% of round wins with a kill or assist, and earning the highest rating in his team (1.15).

He was at his best in the closest series, against Planetkey (VOD), when he put in Man of the Match displays on the second (28:19, 8 assists and 8 entry kills) and third map (27:16, 6 entry kills) to put LDLC through to the next round. He also played very well in the grand final (58:43, 1.20 rating).


LDLC were in good form ahead of ESL One Cologne 

Heading into ESL One Cologne, LDLC were ranked a very high 5th in the world in our July ranking, and they still managed to surprise thanks to some great play by apEX.

The French-Swiss team reached the furthest they ever went – semi-final at a major – and even took down Virtus.pro who previously knocked them out twice. However, Ninjas in Pyjamas beat them on map three of the semi in the closest manner possible, 14-16, and dispersed their dreams of a big final.

Nevertheless, apEX put on one of the absolute best individual performance of 2014, with Man of the Match displays in all three of LDLC's wins – against London Conspiracy (25:3, 2.36 rating, POV) and Na`Vi in the group stage (28:16, 9 assists, 1.43 rating, POV), as well as against Virtus.pro in the quarter-final (54:45, 15 assists, 13 entry kills, 1.18 rating, map 1 VOD, map 2 VOD).

LDLC's winning moment against Virtus.pro at ESL One Cologne

He was also amazing in the NiP series with 0.90 kills per round, doing everything in his power to will the team to win including a 1-on-3 clutch, but it wasn't enough in the end.

apEX finished the event with an incredible 1.38 rating, highest in Cologne and tied-highest in all of the majors to date.

However, despite their greatest success yet as a team, two weeks later LDLC's lineup came to an end. apEX, KQLY and Maniac got an offer from Titan and decided to join Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans's new project instead of continuing their current one.

Immediately upon teaming up with his old partner from 2013-LDLC, kennyS, apEX added another title to his name – DreamHack Stockholm #2.

Even though they came out second from a group with NiP and the new LDLC squad, Titan managed to defeat fnatic and LDLC and clinch the 1st place in their debut event.


Winners of DreamHack Stockholm #2

apEX was not the star in this new lineup, but he was still one of the best players in all of their wins and he ended up with a very good 1.12 rating for the event.

However, he followed that up with a relatively poor performance at SLTV StarSeries XI Finals, where Titan lost to Natus Vincere and LDLC, and finished third out of four teams.

apEX had his year-low 0.83 rating, mostly due to playing badly in the LDLC upper final where he got a kill in only 13 of 42 rounds, seeing Titan demolished by their new rival in the process.

He played much better the next time these two teams met, in the ESWC quarter-final, as the best one in Titan, but it didn't make a difference as they still lost 7-16, 10-16.

He was also great in key group stage wins over NiP (22:8, 2.23 rating and a pistol round ace) and Copenhagen Wolves (22:12, 1.56 rating, 6 entry kills). In the end apEX had a 1.16 rating at ESWC, third in a dominant trio after kennyS and KQLY.

A few weeks later in midst of Titan's preparations for the upcoming major, DreamHack Winter, scandalous news of KQLY's VAC ban hit them. They were immediately removed from the tournament, and apEX was forced to miss a major for the first time.

Titan still had one more event until the end of the year, ESEA Season 17 Global Finals, where they traveled to with the team's analyst and apEX's former teammate from Clan-Mystik – Jeremy "ioRek" Vuillermet.

The weakened roster ended in 5th-6th place, but they put up a great fight especially against fnatic, as they were eliminated after third-map overtime losses against both the Swedes and iBUYPOWER.

While kennyS was the star of the team, apEX was a great number two with a 1.06 rating and contributing in 81% of their round wins with a kill or assist, just like back in LDLC. He was also the second best entry killer of the event (0.17 entry kills per round, 55% success rate).

Most notably he excelled against fnatic, especially on the first map which Titan won as he had a 30:17 score, whereas 27 of those kills came in rounds they won (POV).

At the end of the year Titan tried to secure a spot for MLG X-Games Aspen, but didn't make it in either of the qualifiers after being eliminated by dignitas and ESC.

Finally, to fill the gap left by KQLY they brought back Cédric "RpK" Guipouy from retirement and completed the roster for the start of 2015.

Why is he the 15th best player of 2014?

Dan "apEX" Madesclaire didn't attend as many tournaments as the other members of our Top 20, but he still left a lasting impression on 2014 as one of the best players of the LDLC and Titan lineups he was a part of.

He grabbed two titles, both at DreamHack events - in Stockholm and in Valencia - and added three bronze finishes - at SLTV StarSeries XI Finals, Copenhagen Games and most importantly ESL One Cologne.

He also made the playoffs at the other major he took part in, EMS One Katowice, as well as at ESWC.

During most of those accomplishments he was always one of the best players in his team, but nothing was more impressive than what he did in Cologne.

His performance during LDLC's semi-final run was one of the greatest of the entire year, maybe even in CS:GO history, as he was the team's best player in every single match and he recorded the tied-highest rating of the majors so far (1.38).

He was also LDLC's best player during their title run at DH Valencia, and he played very well at DH Stockholm when his new team Titan clinched the title.

Additionally, apEX was the main reason LDLC made it to playoffs in Katowice, and he was actually the highest rated player (1.27) and the best fragger (0.91 KPR) of the majors overall, although he attended only two out of three.


apEX was one of the best fraggers and assisters of the year

On average, he actually had the second most kills per round in 2014 (0.80) and the third most assists per round (0.20), while no one contributed with a kill or assist more often than him (60.6% of rounds).

On the other hand, his brute force style resulted in 0.73 deaths per round, by far the most among the top players, but it also led to 0.15 entry kills per round that rank him 3rd in the world. Finally, he was one of the best players on the T-side with a 0.97 rating (6th).

The main reason these impressive stats didn't bring him higher up the ranking was that the sample size was one of the smallest in the Top 20, only 8 tournaments and 1562 rounds - of which a big part came from the least competitive event considered, DH Valencia (11 of his 60 maps).

And not only did he play the least tournaments, he was also one of the best players of an event the least times (6), and he wasn't even an MVP candidate during his more meaningful title-winning campaign at DH Stockholm.


What is your take on Dan "apEX" Madesclaire'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 Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1241
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1786
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian
Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
250
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1528
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
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
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1577
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
World Soupy 
apEXpected.
2015-01-06 17:06
Soupifed!
2015-01-06 17:07
ew.
2015-01-06 17:20
+1
2015-01-06 17:57
kebab
2015-01-07 13:26
nordic comments are by default invalid here. gtfo kindly.
2015-01-07 14:37
probably the top 1 will be swede, dont be jelly bro
2015-01-07 14:42
Oooooh a Turk! Fun fact: In my city, all the 'Turkish' restaurants are actually Iranians and Iraqis.
2015-01-08 13:45
lol. i would go on to say something offensive but ever since i discovered flight of the conchords around 7 years ago, i just cant seem to dislike kiwis.
2015-01-08 13:56
Is there anything to say offensive about kiwis? I didn't mean to be offensive to you, I just felt like randomly stating that Iranians and Iraqis pretend to be Turkish because Turkey is better.
2015-01-08 14:00
not at all. australins are bums, kiwis are gods. side note; those iraqis might be turkmens and iranians might be azerbaijanis. our race seem to be a vast one.
2015-01-08 14:04
Haha Aussies are rednecks. What do you call your race? I immediately think 'Ottoman', but is there a name for the race?
2015-01-08 15:23
youtube.com/watch?v=f2gii2nenUg <3 the racial shit is a bit mixed. so overall there is this thing called the turkic race. they share a common tongue alas we cant understand each other like this is different dialects of english, shit evolved differently over centuries since the peoples geographically apart as fuck but the base langauge originated from the same source. and the source is asian like chinese, slanty eye asian. there is this migration thing that mixed the whole shit up. alas we re mostly caucasian in here. and we re called turkish people. that refers to the native peoples of turkey etc. the azeris are our neighbours and half the population of iran are made of azeri peoples. they were under the soviet rule for a loooong time so their langauage contains lots of russian shit but langauage wise we can still understand each other more or less. the ones that didnt migrate to europe and remained in chinese territory are still slanty eyed as hell and they decided not to mix in with the chinese so they remained turkic in name. but they still look like chinese people. so its a bit weird. ottoman empire was the country our most recent ancestors lived in so the base nation of turkey were once ottoman but they were still called turkish. when they decided to make it a republic they chose the name turkey which made shit weird as fuck. back to the point since the ethnic turks from iran and iraq are more or less turkish in origin they can be considered a turkish restaurant yes. alas a bit different compared to our kitchen work. hope this helps :3
2015-01-08 15:50
Haha thanks. We learn nothing of Turkey at school other than our forces were shat on in Gallipoli xD
2015-01-09 10:09
Apexted*
2015-01-06 17:46
#102
arch | 
Ukraine arch 
deserved
2015-01-06 18:08
I know,right?
2015-01-06 18:17
The wonder yrs
2015-01-07 18:03
apexxx beast
2015-01-06 17:04
Expected...
2015-01-06 17:05
really appreciate him to be top 20
2015-01-06 17:04
I would flame your flag, but I have no idea what country that is.
2015-01-06 17:42
that's why i have chosen to be the one
2015-01-06 17:53
I also want this flag it looks cool, which country is that?
2015-01-06 17:46
#87
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Brazil jpfogato 
2015-01-06 17:50
hltv flag?
2015-01-06 18:11
LOL
2015-01-06 23:02
#6
lamp | 
Russia lamp` 
nice
2015-01-06 17:05
yes!
2015-01-06 17:05
#8
Bulgaria Keepo 
wtf u guys are so freaking fast :D:D:D expected xizt xDDDDDDD
2015-01-06 17:05
#10
Portugal yXtm 
deserved
2015-01-06 17:05
#11
NEO | 
Europe Inthawk 
it's OK
2015-01-06 17:05
lol
2015-01-06 17:05
#13
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Malta WATSKy 
gg wp
2015-01-06 17:05
n1
2015-01-06 17:05
EXPECTED
2015-01-06 17:05
expected.
2015-01-06 17:05
wp apex!
2015-01-06 17:05
kukli next
2015-01-06 17:06
#21
Ahmad | 
Egypt 181314 
fuck this list , love from egypt
2015-01-06 17:06
Top 1 KQLY inc
2015-01-06 17:06
I knew this :D
2015-01-06 17:06
expected
2015-01-06 17:07
OMG HE MUST BE TOP 10
2015-01-06 17:07
#28
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Serbia firegon 
Dan "apEX" Madesclaire's Counter-Strike story began 8 years ago with CS:Source, whereas he attended his first local LAN event as a 15-year old in 2008. Ok I'm not saying its a mistake, but frow my knowledge whereas is the same thing as during when, when or during. Can anybody widen my knowledge on this meaning?
2015-01-06 17:07
#33
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Serbia firegon 
thx the meaning it being a fact still doesn't ring a bell, but nevermind :D now it makes more sense
2015-01-06 17:11
It is a mistake. 'Whereas' is used in a similar way to 'but' and 'although'. It should say "...began 8 ears ago with CS:Source, 'where/during which' he attended his..." Well spotted.
2015-01-08 13:56
No, because he attended his first LAN a year later. 8 years ago = 2007, first LAN in 2008, hence whereas..
2015-01-16 11:55
:)+
2015-01-06 17:08
apex god
2015-01-06 17:10
max top 10 for him
2015-01-06 17:10
nice
2015-01-06 17:11
how can apex be higher than nbk or kioshima. this ranking is so shit
2015-01-06 17:13
he had better stats than them, which is what this ranking is based on
2015-01-06 17:15
yet he won only one tournament so those stats were useless pretty much
2015-01-06 17:17
but that would be the outcome of a team effort... this is a player ranking list. clearly his team mates were not as good as him or their opponents. why can people not understand this list?
2015-01-06 18:00
Typical ESOLs. *incorrect use of uppercase letter
2015-01-08 13:58
He and KennyS carried Titan, He also used to play for old LDLC which reached amazing results in ESL COLOGNE
2015-01-06 17:17
so they carried them for which title? dh stockholm only...
2015-01-06 17:19
ESEA even tho they did not win, apex and kenny carried all games, he always performed on his old teams too.
2015-01-06 17:23
lol but they did nothing at esea lan XDDD they did not carried cause they lost. They almost carried is what u should wrote :D
2015-01-06 17:34
This ranking is about individual stats not about what their team achived. Why are you too dumb to understand that.
2015-01-06 19:00
so only players that one titles should be in this list? fiff should be in this list? pronax should be too?
2015-01-06 18:01
and those players carried? not
2015-01-06 18:14
he was definitely better this year
2015-01-06 17:22
#62
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
seems you forgot how good he was in ldlc
2015-01-06 17:26
cause apex was carried by cheater KQLY.
2015-01-06 17:32
remember, it's not a team's achievement ranking.. it's a INDIVIDUALLY STATS RANKING.
2015-01-06 18:08
nbk is shit
2015-01-06 18:28
and hes a cunt. dont forget that.
2015-01-07 18:29
What is peoples fucking issue understanding this is a ranking based on individual play? You're spouting shit like the success of his team. Well then how about we make Pronax #1 player in the world then since he leads the best team? #fucklogic
2015-01-07 00:21
cause apex is better than nbk and kioshima.
2015-01-07 14:45
#38
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
expected is it apex at mad catz or mad apex :D
2015-01-06 17:14
apexpected
2015-01-06 17:14
not bad
2015-01-12 08:39
i truely love this guy, and his NFL Touchdown Style celebration.
2015-01-06 17:15
Kennys #1
2015-01-06 17:17
expected=!
2015-01-06 17:17
Not deserved, still happy for him
2015-01-06 17:19
#52
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Chile Cristoff 
n1 i like this guy, so passionate
2015-01-06 17:21
#54
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
Would've expected him to place higher
2015-01-06 17:23
who
2015-01-06 17:23
inb4 more NiP bias
2015-01-06 17:24
#58
United Kingdom aC99 
did "expected" from sweden give up lol
2015-01-06 17:24
Dupreeh > apEX
2015-01-06 17:24
always
2015-01-06 17:47
#186
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Turkey powergs 
+1
2015-01-07 13:34
oh my god
2015-01-06 17:25
I always though him to be better than KQLY.
2015-01-06 17:26
n1, keep it up Dan
2015-01-06 17:27
wtf
2015-01-06 17:28
#65
Sweden llfl 
Dont know how 3/5 LDLC players manage to be placed so low in the rank. Imho fnatic and LDLC has been rather equal this year, and no fnatic-player has been ranked yet. But it will be interesting to follow this ranking.
2015-01-06 17:29
someone told me that, expected
2015-01-06 17:30
Beast one of the best!
2015-01-06 17:30
#68
trace | 
France Reo_O 
gg boy!
2015-01-06 17:31
Ok. HLTV is shit. Giving credits and titles to a cheating team like Titan with KQLY and LDLC with KQLY. Fuck them.
2015-01-06 17:32
never go full retard
2015-01-06 17:41
mad cuz no cloud9 player in top 20 :DDDDD
2015-01-06 17:41
Where do you see any credit given to any team? It's a player ranking for chuck's sake...
2015-01-06 23:27
in acomplishments by hltv
2015-01-06 23:31
They're clearly stated as individual achievements, since a player who played with more than one team throughout the year gets the achievements from all his line-ups... There is no credit given to any team.
2015-01-07 01:08
what r u talking about? hltv wrote titan is DHS champion which is fucing not true cause they played with cheating KQLY so with KQLY ban they lost this title.
2015-01-07 01:25
No. To lose a title, you have to be caught cheating during the event, or caught afterwards with proofs that you cheated at that specific event. We know KQLY cheated, we don't know how many times or at which event(s). The tournament organizers (especially the big ones such as DreamHack, ESEA and ESL) should work with Valve so that they can revoke titles based on retroactive evidence. Until then, Titan officially won DH Stockholm. To doubt it or not, it's the business of the community, not HLTV's.
2015-01-07 01:37
ofc not. f.e. savior in scbw wasnt even cheating but only helping riggind some matches but he lost ALL his titles, mostly many years back. Same with Lance Armstrong in cycling. Why the fuck cs should be reatarded and not use this world standard? It s sad cs organizations are headless. Cs is inmature as fuck and light years behind Korean Esport Association or International Cycling Union. Sad.
2015-01-07 02:08
A world standard doesn't mean it's a fair standard. Basic logic implies that a group can't be punished for the actions of one member, unless it can be proven that the group was aware and/or helped him voluntarily in any way. KQLY was VAC banned, rejected by the community and banned from any major and DH/ESL tournament. His CS career is pretty much over. It's a fair punishment, and whether or not he retains any kind of title is irrelevant, as he'll never be acknowledged by anyone in the community ever again. Revoking a title for a team is trickier, because it involves convicting many players at the same time, which means that you must have proofs that at least several players or more did something wrong, which isn't currently the case. Titan already suffered greatly from KQLY's ban, they don't need to lose more than they already did, especially when nothing can link KQLY's ban to any specific event. I would agree to revoke the title if it could be proved that KQLY cheated at that event though.
2015-01-07 02:30
This is not enough to stop cheaters. In korea rigging matches guys had court trials and got money penalties, prison sentences and public work hours. This is the proper reaction.
2015-01-07 11:43
Money penalties and public work hours would be fine. Prison is too extreme (for cheating, that is). It's not hurting people, it's simply getting an unfair advantage in a competition, there's no need for prison sentences in my opinion. The only things for which I think prison could be acceptable would be scams, money theft, etc... But yeah, it would be great if esport issues were dealt through the official ways.
2015-01-07 13:08
kqly used cheat, but no one knows when exactly. I won't look down on 100% of their achievements, because I'm not sure at which match he cheated.
2015-01-07 05:06
Godot job dan! Great pov to watch! Brutal style ftw!
2015-01-06 17:32
deserved :) gl in 2015
2015-01-06 17:35
kqly top 1
2015-01-06 17:35
I think he should be placed top10 my favourite player!!
2015-01-06 17:39
n1
2015-01-06 17:41
KQLY top10 for sure
2015-01-06 17:44
#85
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Thailand hahahoha 
In 2011 the 18-year-old Madesclaire got his first accomplishment at international events, finishing 3rd at Copenhagen Games with a 3DMAX lineup that also contained Richard "shox" Papillon, Vincent "Happy" Cervoni and Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom. damn imagine this team now with kennyS!
2015-01-06 17:47
They were only 3rd... esportsheaven.com/news/53096/cph-final-s.. 1st place was achieved by Ex6TenZ along with RpK, RegnaM, NBK and SmithZz...
2015-01-06 17:54
that was on css, but what about this team on csgo
2015-01-06 18:10
nice deserve xdd
2015-01-06 17:50
why no asus rog mentioned in lans Kappa
2015-01-06 17:58
kqly 14
2015-01-06 17:59
deserved, hope titan do well in 2015
2015-01-06 18:01
Deserved, called it:) tmr: byali or krimz
2015-01-06 18:01
Xpected
2015-01-06 18:05
n1
2015-01-06 18:08
apEXTRAORDINAIRE :O
2015-01-06 18:09
well didt expect him in top 20, but well deserve it Apex! keep up fragging like beast as you do! gl in future you great entry fragger
2015-01-06 18:18
He was insane during Cologne.
2015-01-06 18:23
lol he must be top5, not top15... :D
2015-01-06 18:27
why he has not any POV videos like other?
2015-01-06 18:28
He does, they're linked in the text just not embedded
2015-01-06 18:29
#138
2015-01-06 20:25
expected
2015-01-06 18:45
Great player
2015-01-06 18:45
He's the only one who really knew KQLY cheated.
2015-01-06 18:49
Now, with stats, we know that apEX is top2-3 in terms of entryfrag-kills per round. Want to see who's the fuck is better than apEX shoting the first bloods.
2015-01-06 19:09
Friberg/byali
2015-01-06 19:47
opex krasava=)
2015-01-06 19:15
still cant belive no player from DIG will be top 15. it just makes no sense. btw. IMO its a joke that device an apex is 15-20. if u but neo or taz over these guys. u are braindead
2015-01-06 19:21
in the first pic , apEX be like 'im jesus"
2015-01-06 19:40
I seeeeeeee the light
2015-01-08 00:49
okay, so, a top 5 player in kills, assists and entry frags... BUT he's top 15 come on, he was kqly's teammate, but that doesnt make sense
2015-01-06 19:43
Gogo rpk top 1 2015
2015-01-06 22:02
this ranking is a joke, he has cheater teammate, his ratings are legit?? CMONNNNN
2015-01-06 19:46
KQly cheated only like 1 week in tournament
2015-01-06 19:53
apEX>NBK hltv pls
2015-01-06 19:51
id agree but this year nbks performance is poor
2015-01-06 20:33
still better than apEX's
2015-01-07 21:55
Can confirm now KennyS #1
2015-01-06 20:01
Apex deserved best
2015-01-06 20:14
Dan "apEX" Madesclaire's Counter-Strike story began 8 years ago with CS:Source, whereas he attended his first local LAN event as a 15-year old in 2008. But now he is 21 years old. Is it me who can't count or?
2015-01-06 20:17
2008 is also 7 years ago, lol
2015-01-06 20:32
8 > 7 no?
2015-01-06 20:33
Ye ye
2015-01-06 22:03
He'll turn 22 in a month, that should explain it
2015-01-06 20:39
Still, 2008 was not 8 years ago.
2015-01-06 20:56
But his "story began" in 2007, whereas his first LAN was a year later
2015-01-06 20:57
Ok! Makes sense now.
2015-01-06 21:01
Yep
2015-01-06 22:05
Ahaha fake age
2015-01-06 22:05
The baguette is strong in this one.
2015-01-06 20:28
ahhahahaha so device and duupreh(dig) which is a better team than titan and old ldlc are worse than apex with lower rating. gg
2015-01-06 20:31
So since everyone is complaining about the top 20, i decided to make my own 20. Fifflaren 19. Fifflaren 18. Fifflaren 17. Fifflaren 16. Fifflaren 15. Fifflaren 14. Fifflaren 13. Fifflaren 12. Fifflaren 11. Fifflaren 10. Fifflaren 9. Fifflaren 8. Fifflaren 7. Fifflaren 6. Fifflaren 5. Fifflaren 4. Fifflaren 3. Fifflaren 2. KQLY . . . . 1. fodder
2015-01-06 20:33
Nice try fodder
2015-01-06 20:33
Hummm nope
2015-01-06 22:03
not funny pls go
2015-01-06 22:36
1.6?
2015-01-08 22:20
best joke
2015-01-12 08:40
KQLY Top3??
2015-01-06 21:04
On net
2015-01-06 22:03
Badass! gl for 2015
2015-01-06 21:32
That tweet made me sad. :(
2015-01-06 22:42
Fiffy top1
2015-01-06 22:56
WHERE IS PRONAX HE NEEDS TO BE TOP 20 BEST IGL WORLD!!!!
2015-01-06 23:55
#178
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Sweden klvmeister 
Deserved
2015-01-07 05:00
So with 14 players left so many of LDLC / VP / NIP / Fnatic will be missing. Considering the likes of kennyS and other team stars will be in there.. JW, Olof, Pasha, Get_Right, F0rest as well ;) nr1 has to be a NiP player though right.
2015-01-07 08:56
Deserved. KQLY paid big money for the cheat so apex could win something. Props to HLTV for giving credits to cheaeting KQLY.
2015-01-07 11:44
KQLY EMILIO SF
2015-01-07 12:00
i don`t care what you think but still believe that KQLY NEVER cheated, he just used wallhack for trial. VOLVO never caught him cheating on tournament. VOLVO DISBAND PLS. he should be in top 10 atleas if not in top5.
2015-01-07 16:09
best rifler in the world
2015-01-08 01:04
Could be even better if it wasn't for that cheating thing... :/
2015-01-09 16:15
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