Top 20 players of 2014: friberg (14)

Despite a lot of ups and downs throughout the year, Adam "friberg" Friberg earned the 14th place on our Top 20 players of 2014 ranking by Xtrfy with an MVP performance at ESL One Cologne and with his superb play in big matches.

Formerly a CS:Source player who began his career in 2009, Adam "friberg" Friberg quickly rose to stardom when CS:GO came out, as he won a plethora of titles after teaming up with Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg in the revitalized Ninjas in Pyjamas.

We described some of his history on last year's occasion when he was placed 11th on our Top 20 players of 2013 ranking.

After struggling in the latter parts of 2013 to regain their number one status back from VeryGames, NiP ended the year with a devastating loss in the DreamHack Winter final against up and comers fnatic.

It took until February before we saw them in action again, which is when they attended DreamHack Stockholm Invitational together with Titan, dignitas and fnatic.

The Ninjas managed to get revenge on fnatic and beat dignitas, but their big rivals ex-VeryGames, now named Titan, beat them both in the upper semi-final and in the grand final.

friberg had a Man of the Match performance in the grudge match vs. fnatic with a 29:15 score (1.61 rating, GOTV demo), and played well against dignitas, but he didn't get much done in the Titan matches.

In the end he was ranked fourth in the team by rating with a very solid 1.11, and was actually second in rounds they won (1.08) so it was an overall good performance.

Soon after came EMS One Katowice, the first major of the year, and NiP were well prepared. They dominated on their way to the final, except against compLexity who gave them a solid fight, with the whole team playing well.


friberg didn't stand out but he still played well in Katowice

friberg was actually the least impressive as all of the NiP members except him stood out in some map, but that didn't mean he was underperforming. In fact, when push came to shove as they got annihilated in the grand final by Virtus.pro, he was the one putting up the biggest fight.

Nevertheless, he ended the tournament with a barely above average 1.01 rating, not being one of the stars.

However, that changed at their next event Copenhagen Games, which they went into as back to being number one in the world according to our April world ranking thanks to the 2nd place and Titan's failure in Katowice.

The same opponents as last time stood in their way at the two final steps, dignitas in the semi-final and Virtus.pro in the grand final. And while they had some more trouble against the Danes, this time they defeated the Polish team in the final 2-1 to grab their first title of 2014.

And on this occasion friberg was a real star. Despite not being the MVP – an accolade that went to his teammate GeT_RiGhT – he was a close second as outlined in our Top players article after the event.

He did very well against Reason in the quarter-final and dignitas in the semis, but his biggest contribution came in the final when he stepped up on map two and put in a Man of the Match performance (26:12, 1.73 rating, POV) that evened out the series at one apiece.


First trophy of 2014 at Copenhagen Games

A couple of weeks later at SLTV StarSeries IX Finals NiP were set on starting a streak of first place finishes in the new year, but they ran into an in-form Natus Vincere squad who took the event by storm and put the Swedes on the second place podium again.

friberg had an inconsistent and average performance (0.99 rating), having a few good matches and a few bad ones. Despite that he ended up as the second best in the team and actually contributed a lot in their round wins (1.11 rating), most notably in a 2-1 win over Titan in the consolidation final (map 2 VOD).

The Ninjas came back strong at their next event and defeated Na`Vi in the final of DreamHack Summer to grab their second title.

It was another inconsistent display by friberg, who was nowhere to be found in the quarter-final against Titan, but he resurfaced when it was needed more.

His play in the semi-final against HellRaisers was one of the year's highlights as he put in Man of the Match displays in both of NiP's map wins, firstly on Nuke (23:14, 7 assists, 1.45 rating, POV) and then on map three Dust2 (25:19, 8 assists, 1.30 rating, VOD) where he also had the match winning 4-kill round:

He finished the tournament as the 4th in his team with a 1.01 rating, but he had once again given his biggest contribution in a big match that helped NiP overcome a tough opponent.

Only twelve days later they went to ESEA Season 16 Global Finals where they failed to reproduce the form that brought them to every final until then in the first six months of 2014, as they lost best-of-three series to compLexity and Virtus.pro and finished in 5th-6th place.

Aside from his solid play in the easy win over Manajuma, friberg was underwhelming as he scored a kill in only 62 out of 156 rounds in their other two matches. That resulted in his until then lowest tournament rating of the year, 0.90.

However, he then played even worse at Gfinity 3, only managing an above average rating in 1 of NiP's 7 maps as they struggled to make it out of the group stage with losses to Epsilon, fnatic and iBUYPOWER, and then got demolished by dignitas in the quarter-final.

It was actually an alarmingly bad performance as he ended up with his career-low 0.77 rating, scoring only 0.54 kills per round and being of almost no help in the tough losses.

But with the next major around the corner friberg and NiP had to put that performance behind them and focus on doing better at ESL One Cologne.


friberg was at the center of success in Cologne 

It didn't look well in the group stage as they once again lost to Epsilon after beating Indian team Wolf, so their playoff-fate was down to the last match against HellRaisers.

friberg himself already looked in better shape with a Man of the Match performance against Wolf (29:13, 6 assists, 1.94 rating, POV), but he then exploded in the next matches.

First he was once again Man of the Match in the all-important win against HR to move on to the playoffs (30:18, 1.67 rating, POV), and then he was either NiP's second best or best in the incredibly close 2-1 wins over Cloud9 and LDLC, recording a number of highlight worthy and match winning rounds in the process.

Most importantly he was the Man of the Match in the third map of the semi-final vs. LDLC in what was a 16-14 win (24:18, 1.23 rating, POV) that sent NiP to another major final.

Although he then didn't excel against fnatic as his teammate GeT_RiGhT took over the reigns, friberg still managed to put his mark on the big match and help the team win the third map with a big ace:

friberg's ace in the ESL One Cologne final vs. fnatic

In the end he had a 1.14 rating, the highest in NiP, and was almost inarguably the MVP of the year's second major.

But after what was surely the best performance of his career, friberg put in the worst one, 0.74 rating with only 0.53 kills per round at DreamHack Stockholm #2. There the Ninjas didn't even make it out of the group stage courtesy of the new lineups of Titan and LDLC.

The story repeated itself at ESWC, only this time the Swedes even lost to a lesser known French team Platinium, as well as HellRaisers and Titan again, and exited the tournament in their worst ever 13th-16th place.

friberg again underperformed and ended up with another very low 0.80 rating, but it was the team's overall performance that sounded even more alarms than that.

As a reaction to their poor form a few days after their return to Sweden, Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson announced his retirement and the Ninjas made their first lineup change since the start of CS:GO, bringing in Mikail "Maikelele" Bill in his place.

The new squad had around three weeks to prepare for the final test of the year, DreamHack Winter, which they this time didn't go into as one of the favorites due to the struggles at previous events.

After some problems in the group stage which included a loss to LDLC and then a tough win over ESC to reach the playoffs, NiP flew past HellRaisers in the quarter-final.

Then came a clash with their big rivals Virtus.pro in the semi-final, and once again friberg showed that he was the king of semi-finals by putting up another Man of the Match performance for NiP.

The Swedes somehow took the first map to overtime and eventually won it 22-20, while [friberg] had his best performance of the year (46:24, 1.62 rating). Then they lost the second one 9-16, but with another great performance from friberg (21:13, 1.48 rating) they clinched the win on the third 16-8 and advanced to their fourth major grand final in a row.

friberg's POV vs. Virtus.pro in the DreamHack Winter semi-final

Unfortunately friberg was then the worst player of the grand final as NiP lost it on overtime in map three, so he ended up with a slightly above average rating of 1.04 for the tournament.

Why is he the 14th best player of 2014?

Adam "friberg" Friberg had quite an inconsistent year with a few very big lows, but his peaks more than made up for it as they always let to NiP's success.

His MVP performance at ESL One Cologne was one of the year's highlights, and so were some of his displays in big matches, such as the semi-final of DH Summer against HellRaisers or the semi-final of DH Winter against Virtus.pro.

Copenhagen Games, where NiP won their first of three titles of the year, was also a superb event for friberg as he was one of the MVP candidates.

He won another two titles, ESL One Cologne and DreamHack Summer, and also finished 2nd on four occasions – including both of the other majors – EMS One Katowice, DreamHack Winter, SLTV StarSeries IX and DreamHack Stockholm #2.

On the other hand he had a few terrible displays at events where NiP even failed to make it out of group stage, so he ended up with individual statistics which normally wouldn't warrant a place in the Top 20.

Namely he had a flat out average 1.00 rating for the year and he contributed in a barely above average 62.9% of rounds with a kill, assist or by surviving.

Also unlike popular belief, he wasn't a very good entry killer, ending up with 0.10 entry kills and far more, 0.14, entry deaths per round for a below average success rate of 43%.

Looking at only the T-side though where he is one of the most aggressive in the world (#4, involved in 27.8% of entry duels), he did get a good amount of entry kills (0.11, ranking 12th) but his success rate was still a mere 38%.


friberg enjoys playing in big matches

Nevertheless, friberg did stand out in one of the most important ways -- in big matches, where he was one of the best in the world.

To be more accurate, he had 0.74 kills per round in semi-finals, grand, consolidation and upper finals of tournaments, ranking 5th in the world among those who played over 20 maps of big matches.

His value to the team in those kind of matches is best described by the fact that he had shared-best rating in the rounds NiP won – 1.13.

That kind of stepping up in crucial moments during NiP's successful campaigns and his impressive MVP performance at ESL One Cologne propelled friberg all the way up to the 14th place, but he couldn't have gone further due to his inconsistency and some severe underperformances.


What is your take on Adam "friberg" Friberg's performance in 2014? Was it enough to earn a place in the Top 20? Should he have been higher?

Our Introduction article has all the info you need to know about the Top 20 players of 2014 ranking by Xtrfy, including an updated list.

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Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
846
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1562
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
537
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1456
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1532
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
gud player!
2015-01-07 16:42
friberg too low for top 10 ;)
2015-01-07 16:43
Expected him in top ten :I
2015-01-07 16:44
+1
2015-01-07 17:01
i also though he would be higher, i actually think he had a great year!
2015-01-07 18:09
srsly nip fan boy? friberg top10?
2015-01-07 18:45
lol, you clearly don't watch pro matches or big events then.
2015-01-07 20:24
jw olof krimz flusha forest gtr kennys snax happy shox pasha With those names above, it would be really hard to fit him into top 10. Also considering 2014 isn't NiP best year, though they perform well in majors. If he could maintain his performance of cologne, he would easily top 1. That was out of this world.
2015-01-08 11:41
#380
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Poland dalaylama 
In my opinion should be 10.happy 9.olofm 8.pasha 7.shox 6.flusha 5.kennyS 4.snax 3.krimz 2.gtr 1.f0rest
2015-01-08 12:06
Well, I mentioned names above without any order though.
2015-01-08 12:32
happy gonna be higher than that
2015-01-08 12:59
I don't think so. the last months of 2014 he played great, but the list is for the whole year.
2015-01-08 15:57
exactly, so why are Fnatic players even there? If it's for the whole year, then friberg should be top 10 for sure.
2015-01-08 17:48
olof was #1 in his former team LGB, flusha was basically sharing #1 with jw in fnatic before the roster change.
2015-01-08 18:04
that's questionable considering Dennis was sick, and twist. I never saw flusha do anything good until cologne to be honest. Which is also when most of his cheating clips come from. Cologne onwards.
2015-01-08 18:10
I remember many clips of flusha doing a clutch in this year. Nah.. olof was first. I remember when he choke when he first arrive at fnatic with only 3 kills in 1 map and everyone's mocking at him because it really is unusual. -edit- yep, just checked statistically on hltv. Stats-wise olofm was above dennis in LGB and TG, even a glance look would tell you that much.
2015-01-08 18:24
flusha has pretty much always done good. Really solid player. Though he didn't get as much recognition before I believe.
2015-01-08 20:39
yes, but it's different with the fnatic players. They totally dominated the scene for a while, and are argueably still betetr than LDLC (that one is hard to prove, might not be true)
2015-01-08 20:37
you obv didnt watch old LDLC. Happy was just as good
2015-01-08 19:03
that's what i'm thinking. it's just that as a team they didn't get as much attention at the time.
2015-01-08 19:16
Yes I did. But then his team didn't achieve much even though he was good, he wasn't top 10 imo.
2015-01-08 20:38
ok
2015-01-12 01:01
#410
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Europe IskoldIvaNb 
wow bad :D
2015-01-08 17:49
#419
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CIS Shoxie<3 
drunk or stupid?
2015-01-08 18:21
This has to be the biggest joke in the world
2015-01-08 18:24
its not lol. Being good for 4 months of the yer, when its a rank absed on the whole of 2014 won't make you number 1 idiot. KennyS will be 3rd above Krimz for sure.
2015-01-08 18:35
Missing Guardian on that list
2015-01-08 13:00
Yeah haha, totally forgot.
2015-01-08 17:51
#402
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Russia Man0warCSGO 
dicknatic fangirl))
2015-01-08 15:46
Well dunno about that, I was called fnatic hater alot since last dreamhack though.
2015-01-08 17:53
He was insane at copenhagen games, his best rating of 2014. Cologne he ws just something else. Dreamhack summer as well. and Dreamhack winter. Olof Krimz flusha don't deserve to be above him. He's had sick events thriughout the whole eyar. They've only been good for 4 months. Just doesn't make sense.
2015-01-08 17:48
#413. I dont know about olof krimz flusha, it's just my gut feeling telling me that they will be at least at top10. Dont have a fact to back it up, just my little opinion. As much as I dont like fnatic, if they're clean of all the accussation made recently, imo they deserves to be at top 10.
2015-01-08 18:00
Well if you see, NiP didn't have a great year in comparison with their previous years. Not in comparison with other teams. If you see absolutely, they had a very good year. DH Invitational: 2nd DH Summer: 1st CPh Games : 1st Katowice: 2nd Cologne: 1st DHW: 1st CKoH: 1st and I missed out some other events. Just because they aren't being the "Unbeatable" doesn't mean that they had a bad year. It is that motherfucking Thorin and Lurppis who have just been cursing them again and again that they aren't good and stuff. Also, I am dead sure that neither of GtR or f0rest are going to make it to top3. Because they are said to be not playing well even if they get 20 frags in a game which is pretty decent if some other player scores. These casters just think that they are supernatural human beings who can get huge every match. In the beginning of CS:GO, they grasped the game pretty well and faster than all other teams and hence they were so dominant. Now everybody has learnt the game and competition is tough. You can't expect them to have huge winning streaks. The casters are lilke if LDLC beat NiP 16-10 "NiP haven't been stepping up their game lately". And if LDLC beat Titan 16-10, "Titan played really well". It is all based on expectations bro. There are many good teams in town now and anybody can beat anybody. But if you see the year over-all. (Not just the last few months when fnatic dominated -.-), NiP can still be considered the best team of 2014. P.S. I am not a NiP fanboi. I like them but I am not crazy for them as I am for LDLC. Also, sorry for punctuation, I just wrote thsi down casually :'D
2015-01-10 07:34
I dont know if you replied to the wrong person but it's either irrelevant to my post or I didnt remember when I said that "NiP sucks". btw DHW 2nd & CKOH is online.
2015-01-10 07:53
VP vs NiP semifinal at Dreamhack. Friberg was a machine.
2015-01-07 20:52
This is not the best performance of the year though, it's overall best performance of the year.
2015-01-08 11:42
Yeah. But when NiP slumped with Fifflaren, Friberg usually kept around 1 K/D 'r. While his team under performed, I think that is a performance in it self.
2015-01-08 15:39
Agreed. I've mentioned in other post that in some matches, friberg does some out of this world performance like in whole cologne event. But that doesnt justify him to better in this rank, overall performance throughout the year requires consistency of performances which he didn't fulfill this year.
2015-01-08 17:56
+1
2015-01-07 19:19
same here, best entryfragger out there :)
2015-01-07 20:05
lol u even read the article?
2015-01-07 21:29
yes I did, and I also don't think stats is worth that much.
2015-01-07 21:32
so what is?
2015-01-07 21:34
"personal opinions" lol
2015-01-07 23:16
How the fuck? What the hell? Jesus christ man... With this attitude you might as well claim that Fifflaren was the greatest entry fragger of all time
2015-01-07 23:34
ldlc,fnatic,virtuspro + get_right vil nok ha de top 10 plassene=P
2015-01-07 20:13
too low, like awm said
2015-01-07 20:56
He deserved better than top14 thats for sure
2015-01-08 01:37
#388
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United States MadCl0wN 
+1
2015-01-08 12:52
+1, #14... he's already lucky
2015-01-07 18:16
motar2k will be happy *kappa*
2015-01-07 16:44
No, he likes Friberg ;)
2015-01-07 18:34
hi
2015-01-07 16:42
#39
Xyp9x | 
Denmark DFTBA 
hello.
2015-01-07 16:46
#148
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Brazil romp  
hi
2015-01-07 17:22
n1
2015-01-07 16:42
#4
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
nice try
2015-01-07 16:42
ty
2015-01-07 16:43
nice
2015-01-07 16:42
n111111111
2015-01-07 16:42
#11
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Sweden mrarrogant 
1.0 rating lel
2015-01-07 16:42
rating means shit when he always goes for entry frags
2015-01-07 16:45
#36
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Sweden mrarrogant 
expected it to be abit higher though. if he just gets an entry and dies it doesnt always favors ur team
2015-01-07 16:46
It does most of the times on the t side.
2015-01-07 16:51
? T trades are fucking awesome to map control.
2015-01-07 16:51
Silver or COD player? Even if you die, an entry frag on the T side is super important and weakens the CT side A LOT!
2015-01-07 23:35
#343
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Sweden mrarrogant 
^classic dmg player
2015-01-07 23:36
LEM but ok. You clearly have no idea how CS works
2015-01-08 00:50
#358
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Sweden mrarrogant 
i already corrected myself so i dunno why you come here mr.dmg
2015-01-08 01:00
I guess your name's on point
2015-01-08 12:24
Are you dumb? What is the point in killing a CT and dying straight after and making it a 4v4? Because the CT side is much stronger there is no point in making it 4v4 from it being 5v5. It does fuck all in most situations. IF you go and entry frag and make it out alive and actually be useful to some level mid-late game then sure. But entry fragging and dying is just stupid. /ban
2015-01-08 11:29
Having 1 less CT is a LOT worse than having one less T. Are you new to CS? I'm not trying to say you should get a kill and die, I'm just saying that if you don't survive then it's not the end of the world. Just because it's CT sided doesn't mean anything. By getting an entry frag you really open up the map a lot. Take inferno for example, if you get the pick on arch side then you've basically split the map in two. Now take Dust2, get a pick as T side on long and they have to rotate someone there or give up a LOT of map control. It doesn't 'just' turn it into a 4v4. I'm well aware that it's better to get the entry and survive but dying isn't exactly the end of the world. Try playing a CT side with 4 and you'll know how much harder it is.
2015-01-08 12:21
apex always go fo entry frags but has much more rating
2015-01-07 17:19
KennyS is the entry frager there
2015-01-07 19:44
apex is aswell. maybe not 100%, but he's partly the entryfragger.
2015-01-07 20:07
and he used too in his former team... and we all know how Cologne ended up...
2015-01-08 08:03
Did you read the article at all? Doubt it since your post was 4 min after the article was posted. Read the bottom part regarding his entry kills.
2015-01-07 17:41
But he is only the 12th best T side entry fragger!
2015-01-07 17:42
don't confuse him with facts!
2015-01-07 18:16
always going aggressive for entry frags and losing more than winning isnt really an achievement kurwa
2015-01-07 18:39
#276
NEO | 
Poland LGf 
yes and yet he is #12 at entry frags at t side pretty bad if it his best asset
2015-01-07 19:18
#16
Monsen | 
Norway Piesso 
Underrated. Most consistant player on NiP.
2015-01-07 16:43
wot?
2015-01-07 16:46
#55
World ba$e 
you forgot kappa
2015-01-07 16:50
Doesn't look like it no, the article points out his inconsistency, and it's likely that f0rest and GTR are above him in this ranking.
2015-01-07 16:53
1. f0rest 2. friberg 3. gtr pls.
2015-01-07 17:04
That's your opinion, but I think HLTV will rank both f0rest and GTR higher than friberg.
2015-01-07 17:25
if friberg is 14 , then f0rest and gtr are in top 10
2015-01-07 18:16
GTR top8/9, f0rest top5/6
2015-01-08 08:04
He didn't read the article. Dumb ass kids on hltv.
2015-01-07 17:42
"Most consistant player on NiP"? lol
2015-01-07 17:04
#194
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World bigb1rd 
There is nothing consistant at all about these stats: hltv.org/?pageid=246&playerid=7148&event..
2015-01-07 17:48
#17
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Israel sbd123 
frieberg is love frieberg is life <3
2015-01-07 16:43
His stats aren't great at all.
2015-01-07 16:44
#14? No way... Cant imagine anyone in NiP higher than fribbe the guy was carrying them so many times
2015-01-07 16:44
#30
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Serbia firegon 
Oh that is why his stats are so decent ... Cmon he was just OBLITERATING teams during ESL ONE COLOGNE, but that is it. Nothing spectacular from him before or after
2015-01-07 16:45
yeah guess you're right rip in peppers
2015-01-07 16:49
good
2015-01-07 16:45
friberg <3
2015-01-07 16:45
n1
2015-01-07 16:45
I Was thinking like #9 guess this wasn't a good year for him?
2015-01-07 16:45
Lol why i feel Smithz or byali gonna be in top13 and friberg is 14th ?? Friberg deserved to be in top 10
2015-01-07 16:45
agreed
2015-01-07 16:45
+1
2015-01-07 16:47
Smithzz is not gonna be in top 20.
2015-01-07 16:50
Because byali is class ahead of friberg, they can't even be compared
2015-01-07 16:54
#90
African Union wtbx 
lol.
2015-01-07 16:58
2 classes, byali top3
2015-01-07 17:01
lol, nice try byali.
2015-01-07 17:04
kk byalko
2015-01-07 17:07
"Because byali is class ahead of friberg" god why if you just know how he is playing on 1.6 Kappa
2015-01-08 07:20
in my opinion byali and friberg are around same skill level but because im polish im gonna say byali >friberg
2015-01-07 16:57
Hahahaha byali > friberg? Im done with this community xD
2015-01-07 17:09
Idiot, what if byali got 1.15 rating vs 1.00 friberg, and u still think friberg is better?!!
2015-01-07 17:29
Stop answering to uneducated fanboys.
2015-01-07 17:56
Where the fuck u see 1.00 rating friberg and 1.15 byali?? kd ratio of byali 1.13 kd ratio of friberg 1.14 rating of friberg 1.09 rationg of byali 1.06 REMEMBER friberg have over 500 matches played so more matches more hard to rise your kd ratio byali have about 400+ matches. GO KILL YOURSELF NOVA PLAYER
2015-01-07 18:28
Its 2014 Lan rating idiot used on hltv top 20. + brain plz
2015-01-07 18:31
So here the fuck is rating of byali in 2014 ???
2015-01-07 18:35
watch the next ranks and you will see it
2015-01-07 18:41
EMS One Katowice 1.31 Copenhagen Games 1.17 SLTV StarSeries IX Finals 0.90 DreamHack Summer 2014 1.37 ESL Pro Series Poland Season 8 Finals 1.66 Gfinity 3 1.04 ESL One Cologne 2014 1.04 Game Show CS:GO League LAN Finals 0.93 FACEIT League Season 2 Finals 0.97 ESWC 2014 1.13 DreamHack Winter 2014 1.14 ESEA Invite Season 17 Global Finals 0.97 Acer A-Split Invitational powered by Intel 1.30
2015-01-08 08:08
#210
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Poland Mannix 
in pure skill byali > friberg anytime ;)
2015-01-07 18:09
#391
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Europe skelteR 
Actually, it's exactly the other way around. In pure skill friberg > byali anytime. Overall this year, byali was better.
2015-01-08 13:16
yeah imo byali > friberg this year
2015-01-07 18:19
smithzz isn't in the top 20
2015-01-07 17:03
not expected
2015-01-07 16:45
#29
World  
#UNDERRATED At least TOP 5
2015-01-07 16:45
#44
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Serbia firegon 
ekhm I know he is an entry fragger, but ... He has 1.0 stats These are BY FAR the worst stats on that list so far. He had ONE great tournament + look at his teammates. GTR, f0rest, xizt /fiffy xD/ and maikelele That really is not impressive m8 I mean, he is definitely top 20 player, but top5???
2015-01-07 16:47
That's a fanboy. You cannot bring sense into a fanboy.
2015-01-07 16:51
this
2015-01-07 22:10
+1
2015-01-07 16:48
#197
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World bigb1rd 
snax, shox, get_right, f0rest, flusha, olof, kennyS, guardian etc etc friberg never had a hope of getting in the top 5 this year, just look at his competition. Stop being such a blinkered fanboy tosser.
2015-01-07 17:50
#338
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
dont forget xizt, pasha, byali, jw, krimz, Happy
2015-01-07 23:13
not interesting
2015-01-07 16:45
Friberg has been the best on nip all year, did no other nip player make the list or what?
2015-01-07 16:46
totally agreed. whole nip on fribergs back through out the last 2 majors :)
2015-01-07 16:48
fool. gtr was the best and forest
2015-01-07 17:00
Stop kidding yourself. I'm a NiP fan myself, but you have to agree NiP would've won fuck all this year if it wasn't for his massive play.
2015-01-07 17:05
it's about all the year, not some performance... look at friberg stats: twgris states hit: these stat wouldn't be enough to be in top 20 if he hadn't showed up in big matches
2015-01-07 18:27
actually out of the 4 nip members (xizt, f0rest, friberg, gtr), friberg has had, BY FAR, the worst rating. Xizt hast played waaaaaay better than him this year.
2015-01-07 17:26
#199
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World bigb1rd 
Friberg has been the best on nip at a couple of big tournanments. That's it. He was great, in a handfull of games, but equally has been fucking shocking in many many more games. He definitely played his part in the big NiP collapse which led to fiff leaving. Hopefully he'll regain consistency now that maikelele is (hopefully) going to make the whole team stronger.
2015-01-07 17:53
He was only in one the best in team (Cologne), look at table with stats in article.
2015-01-07 18:03
Holy hell, I expected him to be higher - top10 material
2015-01-07 16:46
He's for sure better then this
2015-01-07 16:46
both kills!
2015-01-07 16:46
#41
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Spain akproxx 
negative raiting in 90% of the events and 14 hltv rekt
2015-01-07 16:47
#42
chrisJ | 
Hungary baGO. 
Should be in top10. When that 4k happened vs HR was my first ever CS:GO match i watched. I will never forget it :) It was huuuuuge :D
2015-01-07 16:47
friberg <3
2015-01-07 16:48
#47
Croatia -mK- 
THIS IS A JOKE
2015-01-07 16:48
#67
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Poland MatiPasio 
nip fanboi ?
2015-01-07 16:52
#72
Croatia -mK- 
ehm. this has nothing to do with me being a fanboy? fucking retarded hltv kid
2015-01-07 16:53
:^)
2015-01-07 17:56
What the fuck ?? Only 14 !!!!!!
2015-01-07 16:48
He is unique!
2015-01-07 16:48
I didn't expect.
2015-01-07 16:49
FRIBERG ARE U KIDDING ME???
2015-01-07 16:50
what ? should be top 10
2015-01-07 16:51
n1
2015-01-07 16:51
still no players from VP kek. byali, snax and pasha in top13?
2015-01-07 16:52
top 10 for sure
2015-01-07 16:53
all 3 are top3 in stats
2015-01-07 16:54
:DDDDDDDDDDD so clueless
2015-01-07 17:03
stats are cluless? yeah, typical nobrain swede
2015-01-07 17:40
'MURICA
2015-01-08 12:19
Even neo > friberg, he has atleast positive k/d ratio.
2015-01-07 18:30
deserves top 10 imho
2015-01-07 16:52
Butthurt nip fanbase inc
2015-01-07 16:53
lol negative k/d ratio
2015-01-07 16:53
not expected
2015-01-07 16:53
really ??? top14 ????? rofl
2015-01-07 16:54
asd
2015-01-07 16:54
best spray?
2015-01-07 16:55
#78
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CIS Shoxie<3 
where is fifi? top1?
2015-01-07 16:55
WHAT THE FUCK. ?<? that player is in 5 best of the world. its fucking joke.
2015-01-07 16:55
#84
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Poland MatiPasio 
you are fucking joke
2015-01-07 16:57
if friberg is so high then pasha, snax and byaly are all in top3
2015-01-07 16:59
#85
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Poland MatiPasio 
fnatic fanboi detected
2015-01-07 16:57
hahhahah if friberg is that high snax byali pasha is not even top 20
2015-01-07 16:57
They are not included in rank, they are to good for this ranking ^-^.
2015-01-07 18:31
Friberg 14th??? I just lol'd
2015-01-07 16:57
fryburg
2015-01-07 16:56
WTF 14 hhhxDDD
2015-01-07 16:56
DESERVED 14th place!
2015-01-07 16:57
if he is 14, than fifflaren top1 confirmed
2015-01-07 16:57
Hm... i thought maybe Friberg was top10. Easily my favorite player. I'd love to see him stream more... always so funny.
2015-01-07 16:58
14th best player, negative K/D. gg
2015-01-07 16:59
#95
f0rest | 
Sweden sk00g 
friberg top 5 or riot.
2015-01-07 17:00
FRIBERG ARE YOU KIDDING ME? -Anders 2k14
2015-01-07 17:01
One of the most consistent player of CS:GO on 14?? is this suppose to be a joke ??
2015-01-07 17:01
maybe read the article?
2015-01-07 17:14
MOST CONSISTENT PLAYER LMAO
2015-01-07 18:49
top14, ok...
2015-01-07 17:01
#101
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Norway winterray 
unexpected
2015-01-07 17:01
#103
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
14 ??? bullshit
2015-01-07 17:03
#1 fifflearen
2015-01-07 17:03
Agreed, he is such nice guy.
2015-01-07 18:32
friberg ma nigga :)
2015-01-07 17:06
actually expected
2015-01-07 17:06
not bad
2015-01-07 17:06
Whoever made this ranking is pretty good comedian, only man who can play under pressure on the big stage gets 14th place.....
2015-01-07 17:07
+1
2015-01-07 17:14
Katowice 1.01 SLTV 0.99 Dreamhack 1.01 ESEA 0.90 Gfinity 0.77 Dreamhack 2 - 0.74 ESWC 0.80 Top 14. really? sry but device , dupreeh , nbk , kioshima , swag > friberg.
2015-01-07 17:08
#116
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Germany lpSykl 
HLTV troll ollolol
2015-01-07 17:07
friiiberrgggg both kills!
2015-01-07 17:10
this is bullshit - way above 14!
2015-01-07 17:11
scandal... really..... that's really sad... this fucking amazing player carried a lot nip in crucial moments and placed 14.. gg (for carried i mean his entry frags were just fundamental) but ok this award is personal so... FRIBERG TOP 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mayb kqly top3.... let's see -.-
2015-01-07 17:12
friberg >> f0rest in go
2015-01-07 17:12
Hello everyone you guys missed the irongaming tornument
2015-01-07 17:12
This one where they play showmatch against NaVi?
2015-01-07 18:35
he deserves MUCH more of a higher rank
2015-01-07 17:13
He should stop being an entry fragger to make the hltv top10 list.
2015-01-07 17:13
Undeserved.
2015-01-07 17:13
Lurpiss just confirmed he's the most retarded "esports journalist" ever. Congrats midget best entry fragger in the world is 14th xD
2015-01-07 17:14
"best entry fragger in the world" LOL maybe read the article?
2015-01-07 17:16
This is new role, false entry frager.
2015-01-07 18:50
apex performed better as entry fragger this year, and if u dont believe me, look at stadistics
2015-01-07 17:23
Statistically lampard had better numbers than zidane.. yeah that means lampard is better
2015-01-07 18:23
Lurppis isn't even the author of the article ... LOL.
2015-01-07 21:02
just 14...?
2015-01-07 17:13
Friberg ez top 1
2015-01-07 17:15
Top 10 for sure,this ranking going shit.
2015-01-07 17:15
gj adam!
2015-01-07 17:15
wow not in top10, this is a fckin disgrace
2015-01-07 17:16
Undeserved as fuck
2015-01-07 17:16
pasza top13? rofl
2015-01-07 17:17
He was unreal at DHW and ESL Cologne. Surprised he's 14th
2015-01-07 17:17
At DHW? We miss something?
2015-01-07 18:36
Yeah maybe you missed when he carried nip vs hellraisers and vp. Carried in terms of getting entry frags. Also 46 kills against VP on nuke.
2015-01-07 22:21
Against HR? Are you sure? He was bottom fraging in one map and 4th in the second. Against VP where he was on cache? He was very inconsistent even in one match. He was on - overall in DHW. And what about final of DHW? There was also very important match agaist amateurs form ESC, guess his rank? ;-) Yes, last.
2015-01-07 22:36
Watch it again, he got sick entry frags almost every round on dust2 as T. No1 in nip showed up on cache.
2015-01-07 22:35
so: friberg is supposed to be a superstar in entry frags. though, apex is muche better than him in entry frags but friberg is in nip and apex in titan, so friberg>apex ok men... in my opinion, tropheys shouldnt mean so much as they do, because it's fucking obvious that apex played way better than friberg this year
2015-01-07 17:21
#206
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World bigb1rd 
Indeed, apEX had a great year which would probably have ended even better if KQLY hadn't been such a cu*t. In contrast friberg had a far worse year than he had in 2013, both in terms of winnings and stats and generally didn't live up to his "Entry fragging monster" hype. He still had some amazing games, but I think 14th is about right all things considered. apEX to be top 10 in 2015 once RpK and titan get rolling.
2015-01-07 18:00
You can be good in shit team, and you can be shit in good team. Chose one ;-). But it still performance ranking, so they break the rules.
2015-01-07 18:38
+1
2015-01-08 00:53
so 4 NiP in top 15...
2015-01-07 17:23
Nope.
2015-01-07 18:39
lol this is just wrong... friberg played like shit this year. I wouldn't have ranked friberg even in the top 20 this year. The 1.00 rating pretty much sums up his (lack of) performance this year.
2015-01-07 17:23
top 14 with .69 kpr, is this listing done with achievements instead of individual peformance? I'm confused. Friberg only had 2 tournaments where he played amazing... P.s. friberg is like in the top 10 best players in the world in my eyes, but I don't think he should be above some of the past players mentioned...
2015-01-07 17:27
No - The list is most about individual performance. friberg was MVP in ESL Cologne as one of most important tournaments in 2014.
2015-01-07 18:47
Lel atleast 11 like last year would be fair. Even if he was not the Best entry fragger he had so many sensational performances in 2014 And being last in the dhw final third map with 1.04 Rating isnt that bad eihter. I really think he should have been a few ranks higher.,
2015-01-07 17:24
He should at least be top 10
2015-01-07 17:24
how can fifflaren be above friberg? wtf hltv...
2015-01-07 17:24
#14? Wow, should be much higher.
2015-01-07 17:27
#165
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Europe GytiZ 
Overrated.
2015-01-07 17:28
So many NiP fanboys there... This position is pretty accurate for him. If it wasn't for his great performances in important matches he wouldn't be on this list... Just look at his rating... Moreover this article actually proves that he isnt such a monster entryfragger which is quite surprising I would say. Just bear in mind that this is ranking based on everything what he's done this year and he was usually average pro.
2015-01-07 17:29
N1
2015-01-07 17:30
friberg top30 max
2015-01-07 17:30
How was he 14th if he has so bad stats? Overrated LMAO LMAO
2015-01-07 17:32
have you even read the article?
2015-01-07 17:35
after seeing him on 14th place a expect kqly and emilio right after him
2015-01-07 17:41
14 ? He is better &#9829;
2015-01-07 17:32
#173
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Europe nip_fanboy 
I thought friberg will be in top 10, maybe top 5, but 14th?
2015-01-07 17:32
Friberg was better in '14 than GTR and f0rest :/ pls HLTV
2015-01-07 17:37
#178
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Denmark vexity 
His performance at ESL One Cologne is enough to top 10 imo. Deserved higher imo
2015-01-07 17:37
top100 you meant
2015-01-07 17:42
Then what about apeX?
2015-01-07 18:10
#316
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Denmark vexity 
thats right aswell. Can't wait to see the rest of it if they are 14/15.
2015-01-07 21:29
fuck xtrfy and fuck who ever made this list , this guy is a godlike player , he is the one who pushes NiP to be great , he deserves at least #10 #MostUnderratedPlayerInTheWorld
2015-01-07 17:43
underrated.
2015-01-07 17:45
lol so many delusional fangays in this thread
2015-01-07 17:45
Friberg better.
2015-01-07 17:46
He's ez top 5
2015-01-07 17:48
Friberg has a lot of fans I can tell... I thought Friberg would be higher on the list. BUT after READING the article, I may concur with Tomi, giving him #14. (Though, this is based on statistics)
2015-01-07 17:53
#207
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World bigb1rd 
I'm guessing most of the moaning bitchy kids haven't read the article as it explains really well why he is in 14th and actually backs it up with stats and facts. All seems pretty well written and very fair to me.
2015-01-07 18:02
Agree.
2015-01-07 18:26
One good tournament and some flashy rounds - arguments for. Stats (very bad in every possible way), inconsistency - against. Read others players explanations and make reflections.
2015-01-07 18:43
THIS!
2015-01-08 01:11
overrated.
2015-01-07 17:59
onixpektd
2015-01-07 18:05
In top20 player with more deaths than kills, and this ranking is about performance? ^.^ Let's be honest, friberg undeperformed more than he was doing ok. And he had only one very good tournament. But yes, i understand that they count "important" frags x5, but how the hell they distinguish those "imporant" frags from normal ones, and what about others players "important" frags?
2015-01-07 18:10
1. Happy 2. GTR 3. f0rest 4. Shox 5. Byali 6. Snax 7. Pasha 8. Krimz 9. Olof 10. JW 11. Flusha 12. KennyS They're the people left in the HLTV ranking (in no particular order). I have no idea who the 13th will be, who have I missed?
2015-01-07 18:10
xizt or pronax
2015-01-07 18:14
You seriously think Xizt or Pronax will be above Friberg, Apex and Dupreeh? Nah
2015-01-07 18:20
the top 20 are according to the tournaments and how they do not what they do on online games etc
2015-01-07 18:26
I know. That's why I said it.
2015-01-07 18:45
#254
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World bigb1rd 
Guardian possibly.
2015-01-07 18:43
Good shout, I reckon that's it
2015-01-07 18:45
#266
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World bigb1rd 
In fact I think he'll be next. He's not really had a very good year but has won a couple of things and came top 4 at ESWC. Who knows, he might not be in at all.
2015-01-07 18:58
He's an extremely talented player, I think a lot of Ukrainians (Na'Vi fanboys) would not be happy if he wasn't in the top 20 :P
2015-01-07 20:10
#325
bloodR | 
Finland bIoodR 
Na`Vi have more international fans than national. Ukraine all over HR.
2015-01-07 21:54
apparently stats determines everything k cool, someone could be a baiting cunt and be rank1 according to hltv
2015-01-07 18:10
i would have thought friberg would a be a little bit higher, even just one or two places. bit inconsistent but when he comes out with monster plays that drag his team out the shit it's not really comparative with rating. have disagreed with a few this year, mainly swag and device (device is better imo) and weird when you say that device is low down because his team doesn't do very well even though it's on individual merit, not on how well your team does. sure the team results contribute, but it's about the players themselves, not the teams. otherwise it'd be top teams of 2014 not players. seems a bit odd the way its done this year. in fact it feels like half of the articles are just player profiles instead of what kind of year they've had, covering stuff you already covered last year when the player was already on the list. if its a new entry, fair enough, give a bit of background info. but friberg's been on the list before, i don't really need to know that he's a former css player when i already know that. lazy writing. having read through every entry as well you guys seriously need someone to fucking proof read the articles.
2015-01-07 18:14
Very insightful comment, especially how you refer to me being lazy and not describing his year but his history, where in fact history was fit into 1 paragraph and the article from last year was linked right after for the rest of it (same for dupreeh and NBK), while his 2014 was described in the other ~50. The rest isn't even worth explaining to someone able to say that.
2015-01-07 18:44
yeah, those other 50 paragraphs that can easily be halved down to 25~ but instead you paragraph things that are on the same subject. lazy writing, paragraphing extra so it looks bigger, don't worry we all did that in school once. and if you re-read that you'll notice it says half of the articles, as in all the articles, not half of this article. while i understand that some are new entries, they don't really need a 3rd of a page dedicated to their cs history. and how is the rest not worth explaining? or can you not explain? please do try.
2015-01-07 19:27
"covering stuff you already covered last year when the player was already on the list" I did notice that it says half that's why I referred to NBK and dupreeh. You said it's fine for the others that are new to the ranking - which are the ones where the history is explained in more detail. You also named friberg as the example, that you don't need to know that he is a former CSS player, so yea what you wrote initially also referred to this article and is pure nonsense. So no I will not waste time on explaining other things to you such as the ranking itself, I will maybe discuss that at some point with people who actually have well thought out opinions. Also, you do realize that you are not the only target audience, there are many many new people who don't know the history of the players? "lazy writing, paragraphing extra so it looks bigger" Another utter piece of nonsense from you.. For the record we paragraph things on the same subject because they are easier to read in smaller sections instead of boggled up text. That's just experience with the users of our website, and that's what we do everywhere. It also looks better than huge paragraphs.
2015-01-07 19:43
You didn't respond to his complaint of poor proofreading. I didn't notice anything in this particular article, but then I wasn't looking for it. HLTV as a whole, however, does have horrible (possibly non-existent) proofreading. Typos and poor English abound. A site of this size really should have someone copy editing the articles that appear on the front page. It makes for a jarring reading experience and makes the writers look silly when you don't.
2015-01-07 22:13
I don't generally reply to someone using that uncalled for tone: "you guys seriously need someone to fucking proof read the articles." And there's nothing to reply really. There may be truth to it, but the size you imagine us to be is greatly overblown, at least in terms of personnel options. We should work on it though, but I haven't seen any complaints on my articles until now.
2015-01-07 22:50
the past few articles i've read, the top 20 collection and others, have had a few in respectively. it's from the majority of your writers.
2015-01-07 22:53
#219
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Estonia elariBAY 
friiiibergggg -4 vs HellRaisers, i love that moment :D
2015-01-07 18:16
so the list is all about stats.
2015-01-07 18:17
dat NIPple
2015-01-07 18:20
I don't see the problem here with friberg being 14th here. Just to be in the top 20 is good in itself. He might not have had the best year since there start but he had some huge rounds in importent matches, I rather have him playing good later on doing that then just get easy kills early on which have no impact at all.
2015-01-07 18:24
Maybe if he performed well, as another players on this list, they would won more tournaments? Oh no, it's impossible..
2015-01-07 18:47
Yeah maybe they would, can't change the past. Whats your point?
2015-01-07 19:08
That if he performed better they won more than one major. It's question about couse of underperformance NiP durng second half of year. If he is such a great player as people write he should carry more than in one tournament. I think he was main couse of NiP problems, and he got prize for it.
2015-01-07 19:17
Well, yeah. But I don't think friberg was the sole reason for there underperformance. I wouldn't argue if he was out of top 20 either, he might be overrated or not, depends on what ppl expect of him. What prize did he get? Anyway, for me I hope the whole NiP team steps up for 2015, I really don't care about the ranking, but its still fun to read and see how ppl did last year.
2015-01-07 19:32
#235
mir | 
Russia S1naRk 
lol with rating 1 in top20, interesting
2015-01-07 18:29
mmmh, I agreed with everything so far... but 3 tournaments win... such low stats (0.69 kpr/0,7dpr, seriously)... I, of course, consider friberg as a good player but still overrated (for instance, the king of banana thing or the so-called "entryDIER" It seems that it's more based on some performance in big matches than consistency overall... Some expert (lurppis, thooorin,...) can't stop telling us that some good series or flashy fragmovie plays aren't enough to be considered as a top-tier player but this 14th rating shows otherwise imo. Just an opinion, the ranking is very interesting and well done hltv staff, good job but I just disagree on this one :)
2015-01-07 18:35
kennys, Gtr, forest, shox, kio, snax, happy, s1mple, Guardian, olofm, krmiz, jw, these are all players which played better in 2014 then friberg, just because he has a big fansbase, doean't mean he is an amazing player
2015-01-07 18:35
#262
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World bigb1rd 
s1mple was only in a top team for a 3rd of the year. Before that he was in all sorts of random teams and mixes with no achievements. Why the fuck should he be anywhere near the top 20? Every other player you listed will be in the top 20 and most of them above friberg so what's your point.
2015-01-07 18:47
As a NiP fan, I think 14th place for friberg is fine. He was great during the most important matches this year (the majors especially), but mediocre everywhere else. I wonder if xizt will even be on the list, though.
2015-01-07 18:37
I dont think so either, he is great team leader, but his performance wasn't that good this year
2015-01-07 19:00
#265
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Greece her-1g 
i would put friberg at the 16th place. also the rest 13 players will be snax, forest, get_right, shox, , kennyS, kioshima, jw, krimz, flusha, olofmeister, hiko, guardian, edward
2015-01-07 18:58
kioshima
2015-01-07 19:04
#323
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Greece her-1g 
yeah shit i forgot
2015-01-07 21:35
#303
 | 
World bigb1rd 
kioshima is in already. Edward wasn't good enough this year to get in. hiko won't be in either. pasha and byali will be instead.
2015-01-07 20:18
I would say friberg should be in the top 5 if he had maintained a high level. But he has been quite inconsistent in the middle of the year. so might be a reasonable result.
2015-01-07 19:01
Friberg should be higher. He carried nip when they won dreamhack.
2015-01-07 19:06
top 7 min
2015-01-07 19:11
+++
2015-01-07 23:04
should be top10 imo
2015-01-07 19:20
-friberg + b1ad3
2015-01-07 19:33
fuck the kd ratio friberg top 5 ez
2015-01-07 19:36
#285
dycha | 
Poland Dychacs 
TOP1 HLTV CONFIRMED IS DYCHSON esl.eu/eu/player/4578301/
2015-01-07 19:38
HLTV might be placing a little too much emphasis on tournaments won. Fribergs pure statistics for the year are very mediocre. Granted he does have a very punishing role statistic wise but still.. hltv.org/?pageid=247&playerid=7148&event.. a lot of red for the year.
2015-01-07 19:41
Lol @ people expecting him to be higher. Him being in top 10 is just nostalgic optimism. He was merely a shadow of himself in 2013.
2015-01-07 19:43
Friberg > Apex???!?!?! In what world LOL
2015-01-07 19:45
Friberg is > Apex
2015-01-07 20:03
sosok
2015-01-07 19:49
as if? 14?? really?
2015-01-07 20:11
#304
 | 
Brazil Luca0 
noway
2015-01-07 20:19
good reasoning in this post, think 14 is fair. Friberg is a great player, I hope he still has as much passion now as he ever has had.
2015-01-07 20:38
What the fuck ?! I mean this season he was best, hes amazing sprays and plays. Whaaat i mean this is bullshit my friend #pasha. Friberg must be on TOP 10 no #14 NO HOMO
2015-01-07 20:47
"Should he have" nice englendo hltv
2015-01-07 20:57
Whould you have written? Genius
2015-01-08 00:04
Whould
2015-01-08 00:18
Yes, iPad failed. Answer the question
2015-01-08 00:43
agree
2015-01-07 21:01
#313
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Greece hekzy 
well, he was the best NiP player this year so we won't be seeing any more NiP players on this list.
2015-01-07 21:07
+1
2015-01-07 21:53
expected
2015-01-07 22:08
freeburger
2015-01-07 22:16
ill take 1 + a milkshake
2015-01-07 22:20
the promotion is over, friberg took all
2015-01-07 23:36
For me, he is top5
2015-01-07 22:59
the guy who won a major on his own is top 16 :D
2015-01-07 23:14
top 5
2015-01-07 23:54
friberg bic boi I love you <3
2015-01-08 00:19
Oh yes, NiP fanboys are angry
2015-01-08 00:22
The man of important matches.
2015-01-08 00:33
WHERE IS PRONAX! NUMBER 1 IGL IN WORLD!
2015-01-08 00:39
Friberg has maybe the best mental endurance... that's why I expected him at least in top 10.
2015-01-08 00:59
top 14 gtr, shox, happy, forest, dosia, snax, byali, jw, kennyS, pasha, olof, guardian, +2 (possible-edward, krimz, smithz, steel...)
2015-01-08 01:07
Being known for being a great entryfragger, but failing a bit in that regard this year. The statistics also shows that he is involved in the most entrykills. That means that he is the frontman when the team push. I don't know about you, but often that isn't the guy that is supposed to frag. He just tanks way for the others, but if he get one or two frags, that is a mere bonus. The 2nd and 3rd guy in are expected to refrag the CTs and open the site up. This is why Friberg is so valuable for f0rest, GT and xizt to function in the team. As pita stated, without these kind of plays their wouldn't be a team. I know this is hard to reflect out of the statistics. But if you want a more accurat top20 world list, you need to take these thing into consideration to get a more solid list. Ingame leaders will never appear on this list, maybe except Happy (which is sick), because their role doesn't let them get high on the statistics. Experts and journalists should be asked about the list, and descide maybe 20-25% of the final top20. And HLTV.org should even have a Top20 players player 2015 list. Where the players can vote whom they think is the 20 best. Then maybe the IGL could get more attention.
2015-01-08 01:19
amen
2015-01-08 14:27
Well friberd not deserved his place in top 10 for sure, this is his reality.
2015-01-08 01:48
tbh he is top 5. amazing clutch player and a sick aimer :) top 5: 1.kennys 2.krimz 3.NBK 4.Get_right 5.friberg
2015-01-08 08:25
NBK definitely isn't #3
2015-01-08 15:38
What shit did you smoke before putting NBK at 3rd place?
2015-01-08 18:25
dank
2015-01-09 11:44
#370
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Denmark e1z 
Joke ranks
2015-01-08 08:55
make pronax #1 pls lel
2015-01-08 10:15
#373
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Indonesia BenderX 
Really would like Neo in the list but what are the odds? almost impossible. to me right now he is probably the best support player that u can have in a team (backing up from behind, or once in a while awp) except for holding banana and B in inferno he is probably #2 or #3 behind friberg
2015-01-08 10:16
the odds are 0,hes a top40 player and hes not even one of the best support players lol
2015-01-08 12:12
Neo has better stats during all year than this overrated false entry fragger and he is doing much more things in game than running first and trying to shoot first person which he saw. To sum up, Neo has better stats, he is more universal player which can take a diffrent role in game and he is very strong holder B inferno and cache, he is doing it singlehandly. For me, if someone is on - k/d ratio is DQ from performance ranking, why? Becouse performance rank is about personal stats and achievments. His stats are bad, and he was only once the best player of his team in 12 tournaments.
2015-01-08 13:31
friberg should've been top 5 or at least top 10
2015-01-08 10:54
good one
2015-01-08 11:14
Did abeautiful job at dreamhack will be looking for more from them this year
2015-01-08 12:12
Adam Friberg more like Adam Fribest. 5/5
2015-01-08 12:39
danm, you're my math teacher... XD go back to cs dont teach math no more. :3
2015-01-08 13:56
whaat? :D
2015-03-09 12:14
1)kennyS 2)jw 3)flusha 4)Happy 5)snax 6)f0rest 7)shox 8)get_right 9)olofm 10)krimz 11)pasha 12)guardian 13)byali
2015-01-08 14:26
#399
s1mple | 
Sweden DiTzZ 
He should be wayyy higher
2015-01-08 15:28
Watching his stats, I think he isn't atm the best entryfragger he was. ESL one 1st spot and 2nd in EMS and DHW saved his ass to be into the top20. Still thinking that in skill terms, apEX > friberg, atleast in 2014.
2015-01-08 18:20
he should be in top 10... just saying
2015-01-08 18:21
:DDD
2015-01-08 20:34
#431
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Brazil cadik 
deserved
2015-01-08 23:03
lol 14 shitlist inb4 f0rest 10 and getright 9 and minimoe 1
2015-01-09 04:34
+1 MINIMOE LMAO
2015-01-09 11:52
0.69 Deaths per round B-)
2015-01-09 09:39
friberg n1
2015-01-09 16:13
so many clips of hackers vs nip from 2014. Pretty tough to entry frag vs scripted reactions. Funny how they pull them out for NiP and then we have to read about NiP's inconsistencies. Deserves an asterisks denoting the several documented hackers vs NiP in 2014
2015-01-10 06:34
Someone give this man a burger and a beer. He deserved it.
2015-01-10 12:04
#443
Norway Ihu 
Friberg is not supposed to have the bast rating he is the entryfrager and the enteryfrager dies much more then the one with bomb. but the kills he gets is the kills that wins/loses the round often
2015-01-11 16:14
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