Top 20 players of 2014: Happy (10)

Number 10 on our Top 20 players of 2014 ranking presented by Xtrfy is Vincent "Happy" Cervoni. He was LDLC's linchpin throughout the year, featuring as a prominent member of both editions of the French squad and turning into a star near the end with his MVP worthy performance at DreamHack Winter.

Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer started climbing the Counter-Strike:Source ladder back in 2007 when he was 16 years old and played together with Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans in GlobalTeam.

They quickly rose to become one of the best teams in the country after adding Ludovic "Shokkk" Martin and Cédric "RpK" Guipouy to the roster in early 2008, although the French scene wasn't yet as strong back then.

Then in July that year the youngsters made their name by winning The eXperience LAN in Denmark where all of the best European CS:S sides were in attendance.

Not long after that Happy, who during his CS:S career used the alias "EMSTQD", left to captain his own teams throughout 2009, only to rejoin Ex6TenZ in VeryGames in October and shortly place second at DreamHack Winter – behind Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács's Reason.

In February 2010 he left VeryGames as he couldn't devote the needed time to the game, so his next few years saw him become the in-game leader of some less impactful teams. However, he did manage a 3rd place finish at Copenhagen Games 2011 with a 3DMAX squad that contained Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, Richard "shox" Papillon and Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom.

After CS:GO came out in August 2012, Happy rebranded himself to "Happy" and created a team with apEX and Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez that in 2013 became LDLC.

They also added Kenny "kennyS" Schrub soon and then managed to reach the semi-final at DreamHack Summer 2013, but shortly after the team fell apart. Happy picked up the pieces and created a squad called WE GOT GAME, slowly reintegrating Maniac and kennyS into the lineup and leading them to the first CS:GO major, DreamHack Winter.

Under the Recursive banner in Sweden they managed to put up a great fight against NiP, defeat iBUYPOWER, and then surprisingly knock out Universal Soldiers after a big comeback to proceed to the playoffs. Happy & co. even had a great display against the eventual champions fnatic in the quarter-final, pushing them to three maps, but it was as far as they would go.

At the beginning of 2014 the team lost Recursive's support and went looking for a new organization. They found their way to their old home, LDLC, but not before changing two players. Surprisingly kennyS was ousted while apEX was brought back together with his Clan-Mystik teammate Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian.

As they still had three members of the team that made it to playoffs at DH Winter, their spot for EMS One Katowice was safe.

With over a month to prepare with the new roster and some solid warm up online they went to Poland to take on a group containing NiP, 3DMAX and Vox Eminor.

After initial struggles against the Australians they won 16-13, but NiP was once again too strong for Happy's squad. Nevertheless, they made it to the playoffs with another close 16-13 win over 3DMAX.

But Virtus.pro was in incredible form and there was nothing LDLC could do about it so they bowed out in the quarter-final, 3-16, 8-16.


LDLC played well in Katowice, but not well enough for Virtus.pro

Happy didn't stand out much with a 1.01 rating, but he was LDLC's most consistent contributor (in 66.9% rounds), second best fragger with 0.77 KPR and he had 5 clutches (four 1-on-1s and one 1-on-2).

He ended up with the same rating at Copenhagen Games, although less impactful with 0.71 kills per round. Actually, he mostly did well in the earlier rounds against Karnage and mousesports where he had 7 of his 9 clutches, while it was KQLY and Maniac who excelled in the team's big quarter-final win over Titan.

In the semi-final of the Danish event they met Virtus.pro and lost again, although this time they did a lot better and took a map off of the Poles.

The squad already then knew they would miss DreamHack Summer due to exams, so they focused on some of the online leagues before their next big event.

Before Cph Games they were ranked 8th in our April world ranking, but after the semi-final finish in Denmark and a 4th place in FACEIT Spring League, they went into their next event DreamHack Valencia as big favorites considering the attendance list that only had HellRaisers and Epsilon as other notable teams.

They didn't show much dominance however, as they struggled throughout the playoffs against Planetkey, k1ck and in the final against shox's Epsilon, but they wound up winning their first international title.

During also his own first international title campaign, Happy contributed significantly – having 72.1% rounds with a kill, assist or survival - the most in the tournament - scoring the team's second highest 0.77 kills per round and having a 1.09 rating.

Most importantly he did even better than his tournament averages show in the grand final vs. Epsilon – 59:43 (1.23 rating, contributed in 72.9% rounds).


LDLC got their first title at DreamHack Valencia

Coupled with their previous achievement, this brought LDLC up to 5th place in the world according to our July ranking. They then decided to skip Gfinity 3 as well and waited for the next major, ESL One Cologne.

There, spurred on by apEX's out of this world performance, LDLC topped their group and went on to for the first time defeat Virtus.pro and secure a place in the semi-final. Not only that, but millimeters separated them from the grand final as they lost the series against NiP with the closest of margins, 14-16 on map three.

And while apEX was the superstar of all LDLC wins during this semi-final run, Happy was always right behind in second place. Best example of that was his play against Natus Vincere in the group stage (29:18, 1.41 rating, POV), or in the quarter-final against Virtus.pro on map two (27:17, 1.40 rating, POV).


The success at Cologne was spearheaded by apEX and Happy

He ended up with his, to date, career high 0.83 kills per round and a 1.17 rating, all of that while being the team's in-game leader.

But just like the year before, the LDLC squad didn't live past the summer. Titan came knocking soon after Cologne and snatched apEX, KQLY and Maniac from Happy's squad.

It didn't take the 22-year-old Frenchmen long to land on his feet, as together with Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and shox he became a part of the new LDLC lineup.

After a few weeks of preparation, and with Happy surprisingly giving up the IGL reigns to NBK- (who later gave them off to shox) LDLC went into their first event - DreamHack Stockholm Invitational.

They instantly showed higher potential than the previous lineup, defeating Titan 16-13, demolishing NiP 16-3 in the group stage and then making it to the final over Finns from 3DMAX.

Everyone played great in the new star-studded team and Happy was no exception, putting in a Man of the Match performance against the Finns on map two of the semi-final where he got at least one kill in each of the 16 rounds they won (27:13,  1.37 rating, POV).

But then he was the worst player of the final where they lost to Titan, scoring only 0.50 kills per round. That spoiled the impression of his overall performance as he ended up with just an average 1.01 rating for the tournament.


New LDLC finished second at their first event 

With around a month to fine tune their play, LDLC prepared for the busy end of the year schedule. First on the calendar was the Kiev event SLTV StarSeries XI Finals in mid-October, which they reached by eliminating NiP in the online stage.

In their first two matches they stormed past Na`Vi and Titan, but then ran into some resilience by the Ukrainians in the grand final. Despite that they closed off the series 3-2 with a 16-6 win on the last map.

Happy had the team's lowest 1.10 rating, which was probably the highest rating anyone's had while being the last in the team throughout the year, which says enough about how well LDLC played.

In fact, while he was their worst fragger overall with 0.71 KPR, he was their best fragger in the grand final, even putting in a Man of the Match performance on map one (23:12, 1.45 rating, VOD).

A week later LDLC were in Milan, Italy attending the FACEIT Season 2 Finals, but despite another good start by beating Cloud9 and Virtus.pro in the group stage, they surprisingly fell to iBUYPOWER in the semi-final.

Happy hardly put a foot wrong throughout the tournament, as he played well in every match and ended up as the top fragger in the team with 0.79 kills per round but the team just couldn't get past the North Americans.


ESWC was important for the team 

With only a few days before the next event, the Frenchmen didn't have time to work on their mistakes so they went straight to Paris for ESWC. However, first there was the matter of getting a spot for the main tournament through the four-team French qualifier, where they ended up losing to Titan 3-16 and then 1-2 in the final.

They still got the spot due to reaching the final, but LDLC saw something wasn't working, so during that qualifier Happy claimed back the in-game leader role.

At the main tournament they made it out of their group despite a loss to Virtus.pro, and then they got revenge on Titan 16-7, 16-10 in the quarter-final. Natus Vincere were also no match for them in the semis, but despite big expectations on the stage in front of the home fans, LDLC lost to fnatic 0-2 in the final.

It wasn't due to Happy's performance though, as he continued his reliable play in every match, even in the fnatic loss. He ended up as the team's second highest rated player with a 1.12 rating and contributed in team-high 57.4% of rounds with a kill or assist.

There was no time to rest for LDLC as they traveled to Stockholm a week later to attend Fragbite Masters Season 3 Finals.

After losing the first map of the upper final against Virtus.pro in which he had a bad showing, Happy stepped up and led the team to convincing victories on the next two maps with Man of the Match performances – 24:15 on Dust2 (10 assists, 1.49 rating, 6 entry kills, VOD) and 25:8 on Inferno (2.33 rating, POV).

Happy's 4K against fnatic at Fragbite Masters 3 Finals

He also played well in the map LDLC won against fnatic in the final (31:20, 1.31 rating) but like the rest of the team couldn't do much against the Swedes otherwise as they ended up losing 1-3.

Thanks to those standout displays Happy was this time by far the best in his team with a 1.12 rating and he contributed in 70% of the rounds.

After those two grand final losses in a row against fnatic, LDLC finally got a two week break ahead of the last major of the year, DreamHack Winter.

And there not only did Happy continue his streak of playoff appearances at the majors, but he led LDLC to win the whole thing while being the MVP of the tournament.

First he top fragged in both group stage wins, against ESC and NiP, and after that had another great performance in the semi-final against Natus Vincere (45:33, 1.22 rating).

But none of that was as crucial as his play in the grand final where they met NiP again.  His first map performance was one for the school books, as he did everything right and managed to top the scoreboard in an impressive fashion with 28:13 (6 assists, 1.58 rating, had a kill, assist or survived 23 of the 26 rounds).

Happy's POV vs. NiP in the DreamHack Winter grand final

He was also one of the team's best on the third map where he had a big 1-on-1 clutch in the overtime that paved the way to victory.

In the end it was an MVP-worthy performance by the Frenchman who had his tied-highest rating of the year with 1.17, but this time as the team's star. And while he was very impactful on this occasion with a number of standout performances, he was also the team's most consistent contributor - getting a kill, assist or surviving in 70.5% of rounds.

At the end of the year LDLC were ranked 2nd in the world according to our December ranking, and they managed to secure a spot for MLG X-Games Aspen, the first big tournament of 2015.

Why is he the 10th best player of 2014?

Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer played for LDLC for the entirety of 2014, but it was in two different rosters. Despite being the in-game leader for the most part, he was always one of the best players in those squads and he even grew into a star at the very end.

He made it to the playoffs of every major, managing to win DreamHack Winter and get to the semi-final of ESL One Cologne. Even besides that he was one of the most decorated players of the year, getting two more titles (SLTV StarSeries XI and DH Valencia), three second places and three semi-final finishes.

The MVP performance at DreamHack Winter was of course his peak and highlight of the year, while he also had a great tournament as the team's star at Fragbite Masters 3.

But even before that he was playing at a very high level, at ESWC, FACEIT S2 Finals, SLTV StarSeries XI Finals, as well as in the previous LDLC roster at ESL One Cologne and DH Valencia.


Happy was an incredibly stable player all year long 

Interestingly, despite being the in-game leader he was one of the best T-side players of 2014, recording a 1.00 rating which ranks fourth overall. Furthermore, he scored at least one kill in 66.5% of LDLC's Terrorist side round wins, ranking first among the players who made the most direct impact on the T side.

He was also one of the best clutchers, winning 35 one-on-X situations throughout all the big LAN events. Just how good that was perhaps shows that the average player gets a clutch once per 94 rounds, but he had one every 58 rounds.

Happy was also one of the most consistent contributors, having a kill, assist or surviving 68.4% of his rounds (3rd most of all players).

With all those impressive stats and his MVP performance from DreamHack Winter, he managed to get into the top 10 of the ranking, but he wasn't as impactful throughout the year having only a 1.01 rating in LDLC's round wins, 3rd lowest of the Top 20 players.


What is your take on Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer's performance in 2014? Is the 10th place the right one for him?

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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France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1248
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
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:
1580
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:
1535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
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
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
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1584
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
lol thats a joke
2015-01-11 18:01
#53
NEO | 
CIS Timel3ss 
Happy > GuardiaN > olofmeister hltv confirmed
2015-01-11 18:09
Happy > olofmeister /close
2015-01-11 18:11
CSGOlounge please add
2015-01-11 18:13
#291
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Georgia otoghost 
Happy The Best IGL... form me top 5 minimum
2015-01-11 20:31
+1
2015-01-12 07:35
Pronax the best IGL. ldlc cry boys.
2015-01-12 17:59
#238
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Macau fAKEs2j 
Of course, happy da best. Happy>All. OK? OK! /close
2015-01-11 19:17
#59
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
HLTV Logic -> Every player underrated, imo all cs players 2014 top 1
2015-01-11 18:10
"Happy was an incredibly stable player all year long" all ratings above 1.0... and dont forget he is IGL too ;) well deserved!
2015-01-11 18:23
that definetly deserves top 5 and not 10th place imo
2015-01-11 18:25
i see him top 5-7 this year
2015-01-11 18:50
expected
2015-01-11 20:12
that is a joke. that happy is below shox.
2015-01-11 20:24
This ranks sponsored by LDLC
2015-01-11 22:26
#3
Tunisia edgg 
12
2015-01-11 18:01
pls gtr not first so overrated
2015-01-11 22:37
happy to see him top 10
2015-01-11 18:01
truth be told he was top 5 material.
2015-01-11 18:23
never in 10000000 yrs sry fanboy
2015-01-11 18:34
#146
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Greece hekzy 
Top IGL + Best IGL fragger = no.10? If they put pronax I swear this list is the biggest HLTV joke out there.
2015-01-11 18:38
pronax is better than happy
2015-01-11 18:39
loooooooool
2015-01-11 18:48
as IGL - yes, as an individual fragger/clutcher - not even close
2015-01-11 18:50
#232
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Sweden fued 
+1
2015-01-11 19:09
please keep your blind fanboy opinions off this site
2015-01-11 19:12
im not pronax or fnatic fanboy sir
2015-01-11 19:22
ur boring me.
2015-01-11 18:56
happy!
2015-01-11 18:01
#6
India cmiyc 
Expected.
2015-01-11 18:01
overrated
2015-01-11 18:01
#29
Poland KiiK 
nt
2015-01-11 18:04
+1
2015-01-11 18:16
#111
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Spain akproxx 
hahahahahahahahahahaha retards
2015-01-11 18:25
+1
2015-01-11 21:45
+1
2015-01-12 00:49
+1
2015-01-12 03:12
-1
2015-01-12 08:37
#9
Finland kZb 
n1
2015-01-11 18:01
wtf?!?!?! this is a joke XD
2015-01-11 18:01
gj!
2015-01-11 18:01
#12
lainNy | 
Ireland kaaaas_ 
well deserved!
2015-01-11 18:01
n1
2015-01-11 18:01
deserved
2015-01-11 18:01
#17
hampus | 
Sweden Exxet 
only 10th ;S?
2015-01-11 18:02
His impact in early 2014 wasnt that great imo. I think thats why he is p10
2015-01-11 18:08
+1
2015-01-11 18:11
+111
2015-01-11 18:17
#150
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Greece hekzy 
well then no fnatic player deserves to be top10 because in the first 8 months of 2014 they were tier 3 team.
2015-01-11 18:40
Same as ldlc
2015-01-11 18:53
#252
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Finland Kurppa 
Well it means the team wasn't doing good. Doesn't mean there was no players that were doing good. For example JW has been pretty solid all the way from DHS2014, and same goes with Flusha, if you look at the event ratings. Plus this list isn't just about those ratings.
2015-01-11 19:27
#283
hampus | 
Sweden Exxet 
I still think he was really good in old LDLC aswell, one of the best in that team that got to semi in cologne.
2015-01-11 20:11
He is a consistent aimer. (Like Friberg) But not a star-player (except DHW'14)
2015-01-11 21:01
#18
Portugal MKW 
expected
2015-01-11 18:02
potato
2015-01-11 18:02
lol noob
2015-01-11 18:02
I would say hes 8th but Xtrfy knows better.
2015-01-11 18:03
Yep its Xtrfy , gtr top 1 confirmed, expected, not deserved
2015-01-11 18:11
Indeed.
2015-01-11 18:13
lol fanboy
2015-01-11 21:46
WOW! A difference of two spots. Xrfy will be extremely satisfied that he's 10th and not 8th.
2015-01-11 19:25
wtf
2015-01-11 18:03
expected
2015-01-11 18:03
Deserved =)
2015-01-11 18:03
Gg happy you re so sexy with those glasses
2015-01-11 18:03
expected. Happy is a top5 player right now, but he wasn't like that during the whole year, so it's a fair placement.
2015-01-11 18:04
+1
2015-01-11 18:05
+1
2015-01-11 18:06
+1
2015-01-11 18:14
+
2015-01-11 18:26
+1
2015-01-11 18:58
+1
2015-01-11 19:25
+1
2015-01-11 20:10
+1
2015-01-11 21:04
+1
2015-01-11 21:46
TOP5 in LDLC maybe
2015-01-12 03:14
don't even expected him on top 10. max top15 imo.
2015-01-11 18:04
#324
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
oO LOL
2015-01-11 22:14
Rigged
2015-01-11 18:05
VACation comeign
2015-01-11 18:06
he deserve more imo.
2015-01-11 18:06
#40
 | 
Germany Lifant 
nice joke
2015-01-11 18:06
deserved ! gj happy
2015-01-11 18:06
#43
Denmark harx 
shox in front of happy fucking joke
2015-01-11 18:06
Happy wasn't relevant for most of 2014 as a big player. Shox was a big player for the beginning of 2014 and a decent player the rest. If this ranking was in the last 4 months than happy would be higher than shox but this is for the whole 2014
2015-01-11 19:00
lol top 5/8 at Katowice, top 3/4 at Cologne, top 1 at Jonkoping, one of the best of his team individually at every event... and he's a caller. But yeah, he's wasn't relevant.
2015-01-12 16:53
He was relevant as a caller but not a god like player. He was always like third best in his team after Apex and KQLY. Until the new LDLC roster he wasn't known for his good fragging.
2015-01-12 18:47
To fair, shox has been very outstanding throughout 2014 more so than happy has. There's no denying that the under VG/Titan he has been their best player. Even at the time when he was playing for eps, he's still been playing nuts, carrying them in their games. Desite shox having struggled abit whilst in LDLC in the later part of the year, i still believe he deserves at very least pos #3-4
2015-01-12 10:48
YEEEE HAPPYY <3 deserved & excepted
2015-01-11 18:06
woo happy this makes me happy
2015-01-11 18:06
#47
 | 
Ukraine potapUA 
Happy is Happy
2015-01-11 18:07
ns happy
2015-01-11 18:07
#49
 | 
Poland woikkerz 
bibulke
2015-01-11 18:07
#50
Snax | 
Serbia JOCkEq 
unexpected
2015-01-11 18:08
Not bad, well deserved spot, congratulations Happy.
2015-01-11 18:09
list made by swedes like always.
2015-01-11 18:09
A true IGL. makes the calls AND makes the plays happen. Really proving the myth that IGLs don't have to frag false.
2015-01-11 18:09
exprepcted
2015-01-11 18:09
Joke of a list he should be way higher
2015-01-11 18:10
he will be higher in 2015 :)
2015-01-11 18:11
as long as he doesn't pull a shoxie.
2015-01-11 19:00
most consistent player
2015-01-11 18:12
i expected that :)) deserved
2015-01-11 18:12
Fifflaren top9 confirmed
2015-01-11 18:13
hahaha expected !!! who the fuck was saying happy first ! Top 7 gonna be (not saying in order) KennyS Shox Get_right JW KrimZ flusha f0rest
2015-01-11 18:13
Pasha #9 maybe? Then I'd say flusha Snax f0rest KRiMZ JW shox GeT_RiGhT KennyS Something like that
2015-01-11 18:17
s pasha may be 8 or 9
2015-01-11 18:20
I think it'll turn out more like 9.Pasha 8.KRiMZ 7.f0rest 6.Snax 5.flusha 4.JW 3.GeT_RiGhT 2.shox 1.KennyS
2015-01-11 23:55
#72
Belarus 4rz 
I quit this shit...
2015-01-11 18:13
your face when you are trollin
2015-01-11 18:14
expected
2015-01-11 18:14
lol still no allu bad list
2015-01-11 18:14
Are you for real?
2015-01-11 18:54
captain of best team are 10th -_-
2015-01-11 18:15
Pronax is 22-25
2015-01-11 18:15
Haha +1
2015-01-11 19:01
#81
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Poland TheMatiss 
WOOOOT SHOULD BE HIGHER!
2015-01-11 18:16
happy must be in top 5
2015-01-11 18:16
all must be in top 5 Get Right KennyS JW Snax Shox f0rest and who else??
2015-01-11 18:25
mb kennys jw shox forest but not getright and snax
2015-01-11 18:27
pasha my friend.
2015-01-11 19:23
i think he top 14-16 but top 10..... too much
2015-01-11 18:16
Happy is not happy with no10
2015-01-11 18:16
I never would have thought.
2015-01-11 18:17
dear lord Happy bellow krimz, shox and JW who were far bellow his team level for the first 8 months of the year, especially krimz who did NOTHING. and shox isn't even better than Happy on the current LDLC, wth?! he was Top2 LDLC for the entire year top2 all the majors and you rank him bellow those guys? noobs hltv, I don't even...
2015-01-11 18:18
First 6 months of the year nobody knows shit about Happy while shox for example was carrying so fucking hard Titan and Clan Mystik/Epsilon to something. Krimz should be bellow Happy, top10 and top9 respectivly. Shox should be above them I think, top6-8 maximum.
2015-01-11 19:26
seriously? Nooo.. Seriously? Nooo.. Seriously? Nooo.. Seriously? Nooo.. Seriously? Nooo.. Seriously? Nooo.. Seriously? Nooo.. Seriously? Nooo.. Seriously? Nooo.. Seriously? Nooo.. Seriously? Nooo.. Seriously? Nooo.. Seriously? Nooo.. Seriously? Nooo.. Seriously? Nooo.. Most underrated player2k14. Deserves a place in top5
2015-01-11 18:17
#161
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Finland Kurppa 
#135
2015-01-11 18:43
#408
shox | 
Canada dB- 
I agree, his stats are good AND he's a really good IGL one of the best clutch players
2015-01-13 18:02
Nice
2015-01-11 18:18
deserved, but really? pasha top 9? i would put him in top 12-15 but top 9? i hope he won't make it
2015-01-11 18:21
Pasha top5 murica idiot
2015-01-11 19:04
polak being polak, oh i mean funny
2015-01-11 23:04
Happy best in LDLC since ever, he is Ingame leader and one of best fraggers , top 5 with no doubt
2015-01-11 18:22
KennyS GeT_RiGhT Shox will be the top 3 may order shuffle :P
2015-01-11 18:22
#258
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
lolz Add snax and flusha to your top 3 and you might be on to something.
2015-01-11 19:37
#326
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
gtr wont be in top 3
2015-01-11 22:18
retard
2015-01-11 18:23
deserved :) one of most complet player there
2015-01-11 18:25
#112
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Spain akproxx 
deserved probably the most complete player :D!
2015-01-11 18:26
TOP 10??????????????????????????????????? this guy is a genius. The best igl on csgo. Good cals, good strats, rarely rages, good guy and probabbly one of the best players/aimers on the world..... please hltv this top20 is becoming a lie.
2015-01-11 18:26
+1
2015-01-11 18:27
++
2015-01-11 18:33
#131
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Spain akproxx 
this!
2015-01-11 18:34
Retard, this is top 10 of 2014 not DreamHack Winter.
2015-01-11 18:37
if it wasnt him the old ldlc lineup was going to be worse than the old epsilon xD
2015-01-11 18:38
internet explorer user, not my fault u didnt know happy before ldlc :D
2015-01-11 21:14
>internet explorer user Yep, you're retarded.
2015-01-11 21:39
Kinda true though what he says. He was performing rather okay when he was with the old LDLC line-up because they had the better frag players like apEX and KQLY to do most of the fragging. He was more like a side-line player then. But with the new LDLC roster, i feel he's now like a f0rest type of player who trades with his teammates and goes for alot of sneaky and quick frags
2015-01-12 00:04
As per NBK interview, he rages more than Ex6TenZ when LDLC does any mistake.
2015-01-11 21:08
i like his coolness, probably no 1 IGL
2015-01-11 18:26
This list is a joke...
2015-01-11 18:28
Daaaamn, still no pasha :D
2015-01-11 18:29
Happy > Olofmeister Really? Goddamn...
2015-01-11 18:30
#134
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Spain akproxx 
for years
2015-01-11 18:34
SKILL: Olof100x>happy Complete Player: Happy100000000000000000x>Olof
2015-01-11 18:35
#224
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Finland Kurppa 
#135
2015-01-11 19:05
played great last few months but first half of year let him down. best player of the year, not best player of the last 5 mins
2015-01-11 18:31
WTF IS THIS HAHAHA THIS IS SO MUCH JOKE
2015-01-11 18:32
#125
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Ukraine petruska 
what? rl? hahaha
2015-01-11 18:32
unhappy :(
2015-01-11 18:32
underrated
2015-01-11 18:33
this is the most contributing player of the currently second best team, with the 3rd highest earnings of 2014 (very close to VP), in fact the highest earning member of LDLC because his older lineup team won a lot more than all the other current members, and he's ranked at 10. :) sry but this ranking is not something I'd expect to see in a professional gaming site, done with this list.
2015-01-11 18:33
#144
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Finland Kurppa 
He probably got most of the money from DHW2014. With that in mind, he wasn't doing that well in the beginning of the year. This list is about the whole year, and not just the end of it. And his earnings don't tell everything about his personal impact on those tournaments where he won money.
2015-01-11 18:37
...
2015-01-11 18:34
#135
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Finland Kurppa 
I see you guys forget that this is top 10 of 2014, and not top 10 of 4th quarter of 2014. Happy isn't in top 5, because he wasn't doing as good in the beginning of the year. If it was only the end of the year, he would obviously be higher, but it's the whole year.
2015-01-11 18:34
why his team was ranked 5th in july?
2015-01-11 18:36
link?
2015-01-11 18:37
hltv.org/news/12844-hltvorg-july-2014-wo.. notice where shox, JW, and krimz are, which they are going to rank over Happy for 2014
2015-01-11 18:38
#151
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Finland Kurppa 
Happy = his team? Happy was 10th best player of 2014, not his team. Are you saying for example Fifflaren should be in top5 because NiP was top 1 team in July?
2015-01-11 18:40
are you saying that Happy was not the reason the older LDLC was so succesful? was he not a consistently great player while putting his team through all the strategic work? comparing him to fifflaren well that is just sad
2015-01-11 18:42
#170
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Finland Kurppa 
These stats that are used to make this list, don'take count of his strategic work, if I'm correct. He might be doing all the hard work behind the team, but that's just how things work. Fraggers get more recognition and fame so to speak. EDIT: Plus his team was still number 5 then. There's still 20 players in those top 4 teams, that can have the final 9 players, plus teams like old Epsilon, Titan and Fnatic behind them in the July's list. Even if Happy was so good, there's still so many players to be ahead of him.
2015-01-11 18:49
well this is bullshit.. I've been watching most CS GO matches since the start of the last year and I've been surprised how much happy carried and saved his team throughout the year while being the IGL, certainly you should consider his overall impact if you're going to do a list of this sort.
2015-01-11 18:50
#219
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Finland Kurppa 
Don't you think it would be hard to go that deep? To analyze how he led his team etc. You can't really rate the work that IGL's do for the team etc. It's easier to just look at the things that you can count in numbers.
2015-01-11 19:03
at least n8.
2015-01-11 18:34
all tournament rating above 1.0, nice
2015-01-11 18:36
#149
shox | 
Lithuania despotz 
They quickly rose to become one of the best teams in the country after adding Ludovic "Shokkk" Martin and Cédric "RpK" Guipouy to the roster in early 2008 Would love to see Shokkk in CSGO ;/
2015-01-11 18:39
#179
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Germany 'ezpz 
Same for me
2015-01-11 18:49
List made by sweeds as always
2015-01-11 18:40
i had pictures happy even higher
2015-01-11 18:40
Lol. How can happy be under pasha rofl :D
2015-01-11 18:40
Pasha is above snax 100%
2015-01-11 18:44
Maybe because happy was bad until August?
2015-01-11 18:55
How said Pasha will be on the top 20 list :D:D:D:D
2015-01-11 19:07
R u 4 real
2015-01-11 19:08
Rofl xD
2015-01-11 19:08
Will you update a General overview later? With ratings and all of this stuff
2015-01-11 18:41
This list is a joke...
2015-01-11 18:42
i saw him in top 5...
2015-01-11 18:43
#214
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Europe Dan Zero 
me too
2015-01-11 19:01
Happy stop shooting dead enemys body lol.
2015-01-11 18:43
Ye really bad mannered player Kappa
2015-01-11 18:56
happy<3
2015-01-11 18:44
i remember ed1k as igl who was beast practically the whole year
2015-01-11 18:45
Happy only number 10. wtf?
2015-01-11 18:45
he should be in top5.....
2015-01-11 18:46
#210
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Europe Dan Zero 
+1
2015-01-11 19:01
there will be forest and get_right in top5 xD
2015-01-11 18:47
Cheater
2015-01-11 18:47
well deserved
2015-01-11 18:48
35 clutch rounds won #2 damnn
2015-01-11 18:49
I'm actually surprised, that he is "only" 10th. I expected to see him in 6th or 7th. But he deserved to be in top10!
2015-01-11 18:49
#217
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Europe JuliusCaesar 
I expected to see him in top 8. But lets be clear, as a IGL he's stats are amazing.
2015-01-11 19:03
+1
2015-01-11 20:10
deserved top 5-6
2015-01-11 18:50
top
2015-01-11 18:51
deserved top 10 :)
2015-01-11 18:53
should be higher :/
2015-01-11 18:54
Lol he definitly deserves top 5, Happy carried LDLC so hard.
2015-01-11 18:54
#209
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Europe Dan Zero 
+1
2015-01-11 19:00
lol some people need to understand that this ranking is not like skillwise only. Didn't expect it but gj mr Happy.
2015-01-11 18:55
#198
France yvo 
unrated
2015-01-11 18:55
deserved
2015-01-11 18:55
wtf still no chrisj in rank? or he will be higher
2015-01-11 18:56
lol you will wait till your death for chrisJ in this ranking haha
2015-01-11 19:04
chrisJ top 2 online, top 42 LAN, he's not even close to top 20 at all
2015-01-11 21:00
#207
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Europe Dan Zero 
WTF, more like top 5 player....
2015-01-11 19:00
You need to understand that is performance ranking of whole 2014 year, not from october to december 2014. He hasn't superb performance in any event, even in DHW he has only 1.17 rank.
2015-01-11 19:01
I think Happy deserves a top5-6 spot at least but it's ok. Strong clutcher!
2015-01-11 19:01
The reason why he isn't higher on the list is because this ranking doesn't take the IGL role into consideration. Actually, it's a lot that is elemental that isn't taken into consideration. People that know how Counter-Strike works would agree that the very best teams depends on a solid strat caller. Being a strat caller makes it f****ng hard to keep up with the fragging. The IGL attention isn't 100 % on the crosshair, it's focused on radar, intel, how many nades are available, the money system, the oppositions holds, and how to counter them. Happy is one of very few IGL I have seen, that actually can topfrag for his team. I can remember a lot of good IGL, but none that can match this rating from DHS. Bottom line, should be higher on the list and this is yet another flaw in the "ranking". Should rename it "best statistics of 2014".
2015-01-11 19:03
agreed
2015-01-11 22:58
lol place 10 is a joke tbh, he deserves so much better.
2015-01-11 19:03
only top 10? joke.......
2015-01-11 19:03
top 10 will be close i Happy is only #10
2015-01-11 19:05
HOW TO WIN IN CS:GO STYLE: 1. Take a cheater to your team. 2. Win tournaments with that cheater. 3. If the cheater got cought u ll keep credits, money and titles. 4. Profit!
2015-01-11 19:08
+1 ez money ez lyf
2015-01-11 19:10
Really? 10th? So ridiculous. If he isn't in the top 5 I wonder who is.
2015-01-11 19:10
he should be 20
2015-01-11 19:21
Sourcer > 1.6 scrubs
2015-01-11 19:14
#270
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Macau fAKEs2j 
Csgo>1.6>CC;S.
2015-01-11 19:56
lol how is pasha top9
2015-01-11 19:19
take a look to his achievements and stats through the year, actually, I wouldn't be surprised if pasha take a place into the top3-5 spots. DHW - 1.23 Katowice - 1.38 Cologne - 1.11 Gfinity - 1.15 ESWC - 1.14 Starseries XI - 1.09 Starseries IX - 1.27 Starseries X - 1.16 Copenhagen Games - 1.31
2015-01-11 19:29
those stats are sick :D
2015-01-11 20:03
And people still saying he is overrated and noob af, don't deserve to be in top10 xD
2015-01-11 20:09
Lol wtf
2015-01-11 19:19
This ranking becomes somehow weird in a way that events from begining of a year means less than at the end of a year. so you can be shit first half because second matter more?
2015-01-11 19:20
#243
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Qatar olaolakaka 
Plz stop the beard, it dont suit you at all. ;_: The same for NBK
2015-01-11 19:21
he should be in top5...
2015-01-11 19:23
2.kennyS 1.jw 8.krimz 4.flusha 7.get right 3.shox 6.f0rest 9.pasha 5.snax
2015-01-11 19:35
Happy top 5 for sure
2015-01-11 19:35
Underrated. Should be top 5.
2015-01-11 19:35
+1
2015-01-11 19:46
Seems like edward is not gonna be in top20. Too bad, he really deserved it.
2015-01-11 19:37
edward play not really well all tourament
2015-01-11 22:59
Maybe should of had a slightly better rank but 10th at least is deserved. Been fantastic this year. Great list so far hltv keep it up.
2015-01-11 19:40
i look stats top 3 it's 1 flusha/snax 2 flusha/snax 3 jw
2015-01-11 19:48
GTR > JW
2015-01-11 19:51
hes currently top 5 but for the year I agree with this rating
2015-01-11 19:49
in that way the top one will be GTR and dont do a shit this year :\
2015-01-11 19:51
He might not get 1st but he is 100% getting top 4 and he deserves it over the course of the whole year.
2015-01-11 19:55
ya top 4/5 is fair, but happy should get better place, he was the head of LDLC helps alot the team. lets see what is coming
2015-01-11 19:58
I rated the final 10 LAN stats wise yesterday and it was quite clear to me then that happy was going to be 10th. Others just have better ratings or more tournaments won. i.imgur.com/wUS4QYl.png
2015-01-11 20:03
worlds best IGL (by looking at their recent results) is not worth top 10, nice joke hltv boyz.
2015-01-11 19:54
I am actually deeply surprised that he didn't get ranked higher. This guy has been fucking amazing for LDLC, both with current lineup and past ones. I think this is underrating Happy, sadly.
2015-01-11 19:56
Called Happy 10th, Pasha to be 9th (maybe forest if HLTV doesnt put too much emphasis on the fact he with NiP played in all the majors finals).
2015-01-11 20:01
nice
2015-01-11 20:05
underrated!!
2015-01-11 20:11
Well deserved ! expecting a lot from him in 2015, one of my favorite players, really consistent at the highest level
2015-01-11 20:12
overrated assfuck
2015-01-11 20:14
lmaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wtf is wronk with u hltv..
2015-01-11 20:21
had him in my top 5 :S but wp happy!
2015-01-11 20:30
Top 3.
2015-01-11 20:52
Maybe the most underrated player this year, fantastic fragger, awper and IGL. WP deserved !
2015-01-11 20:58
gl Happy)
2015-01-11 21:05
1.JW 2.kennyS 3.snax 4.shox 5.GTR 6.krimz 7.forest 8.pasha 9.flusha
2015-01-11 21:39
at least in top 6? shame on you hltv gonna lick gtr and forest's balls now? 1st friberg now happy haha
2015-01-11 21:43
this is pretty generous imo he was ok/decent until august
2015-01-11 21:48
Another joke, right after guardian, lel
2015-01-11 21:57
I think he is still underrated :) but more or less.. he deserve to be atleast 10th so nothing really against it :)
2015-01-11 22:08
This list even makes him more underrated.
2015-01-12 00:09
+1 i trully believe he deserve 7th place or something like that. But 10th place is fair enough :)
2015-01-12 16:07
Very Happy :)
2015-01-11 22:14
#323
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World LeviathaNz 
This was my ranking yesterday based on stats/matches/results/events 1.kennyS 2.GeT_RiGhT 3.pasha 4.JW 5.flusha 6.f0rest 7.shox 8.Happy 9.Snax 10.KRiMz I guess my 8/9/10 ranking can be switched but I think it would look like this. And this is well deserved by Happy, he is so strong atm.
2015-01-11 22:14
First list I agree with. About 8-9 I'd say ... 8.Snax 9.KRiMz
2015-01-12 11:11
1.GeT_RiGhT 2.flusha (if we think abou how many guy's callec he cheater/ some tops sayed too , maybe he deserves first for kick the asses of them xD) 3.shox 4.JW 5.kennyS 6.f0rest 7.pasha 8.KRiMz 9.Snax 10.Happy
2015-01-11 23:42
i wonder which rank is simple
2015-01-12 00:01
S1mple will not be on the list. Minimum majors = 2, S1mple has 1.
2015-01-12 00:08
Sad he is really good player
2015-01-12 19:50
Happy lower than pasha and f0rest? great list thank you youtube.com/watch?v=XgdOGBO4pLw damn f0rest fanboys
2015-01-12 00:07
Because Pasha and f0rest have better stats? Anyway >Thorin >Knows something Pick one.
2015-01-12 01:36
proves how crappy this list is when they don't take IGL's and consistency into consideration I don't think you wacthed the video, due to your answer. Has nothing to do about Thooring knowing, just him explaining something obvious.
2015-01-12 01:52
>just him explaining something obvious You want to say, that numbers is a lie, right? Okay. That top based on stats and numbers, not on your imagination and preferences.
2015-01-12 02:00
Not taking consistency and leadership into consideration won't make a accurate top list. So it's not my preferences really, Also, we don't know the "numbers" yet. IMO NiKolinho should be top 1 because he has very high "numbers"
2015-01-12 02:08
great player, deserved and i really hope he will reach top 5 next year, hes an incredible monstaH
2015-01-12 00:17
who?
2015-01-12 00:39
Love it how HLTV kids can only remember the last six month of the year. Performing well 1/2 of the year isn't enough for top5.
2015-01-12 01:51
read the post.
2015-01-12 01:53
#360
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Sweden klvmeister 
Deserved.
2015-01-12 02:29
Consistent as fuck IGL, never went under 1.01 and yet 10th place? Dont know about that.
2015-01-12 04:29
gl hf
2015-01-12 04:51
deserved higher placement..
2015-01-12 05:24
top5 for sure
2015-01-12 05:41
I guess Krimz is 9
2015-01-12 06:31
best player in the world being #10...
2015-01-12 06:39
pffffffffffffffffffffffff XDDDD jajajajajajaj
2015-01-12 10:21
First place goes to KQLY obviously.
2015-01-12 07:01
this is the worst rank i ever saw in my life
2015-01-12 08:26
i fell happy for him
2015-01-12 08:35
Ok if we go by this logic that happy didnt play well at the beginning of the year 2014 for which he was placed in 10th rank then we can say the same for pasha too he was good at the beginning but was under performing through out the year ending then how is he placed above HAppy? I bet my house that this ranking is rigged as fuck. I will stop visiting HLTV if i see f0rest and gtr in top5 as we know how N!P was playing in 2k14 and how f0rest and gtr only shined in few matches of the year. But i know these players will be in top 5 cuz xtrfy n!p..hmmmm
2015-01-12 08:45
Pasha DHW - 1.23 Katowice - 1.38 Cologne - 1.11 Gfinity - 1.15 ESWC - 1.14 Starseries XI - 1.09 Starseries IX - 1.27 Starseries X - 1.16 Copenhagen Games - 1.31
2015-01-12 09:08
pasha is better player then happy gtr and f0rest are weak that's right
2015-01-12 10:20
no pasha is not :) happy is way better and his team aswell
2015-01-12 11:09
why not top 5 ?
2015-01-12 10:10
lol.my top3 KennyS KRiMZ Happy
2015-01-12 10:22
hltv so rigged prolly top 5 is gonna be 1.gtr 2.forest 3. jw 4. krimz 5. kennys
2015-01-12 10:28
Happy's 4K against fnatic at Fragbite Masters 3 Finals >>> That clip is from ESWC2014.
2015-01-12 12:16
xtrfy top 5 1. GTR 2. friberg 3. f0rest 4. Xizt 5. Maikelelelee fuking nip fanboys xtrfy
2015-01-12 12:28
1.JW 2.Forest 3.Pasha 4.Kennys 5.Shox All I know
2015-01-12 14:57
OMG SCANDAL, HAPPY TOP 3 PLEASE
2015-01-12 15:18
Wtf where is pronax! BEST IGL IN THE WORLD!
2015-01-12 18:00
Ez pz
2015-01-12 20:01
#404
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Poland burzyk 
Happy deserved to be alot higher imo.
2015-01-12 22:33
#409
shox | 
Canada dB- 
yep at least top5
2015-01-13 18:02
Put Kenny on LDLC instead of smithz. They are making him waste his potential.
2015-01-13 00:44
#410
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Brazil rafaelkillua 
This list is giving me cancer. Happy on top 5 ofc
2015-01-15 05:30
MY BOIIIII
2015-01-15 07:06
#412
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Macau fAKEs2j 
HAPPY THE BEST<3
2015-01-25 19:00
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