Top 20 players of 2014: KRiMZ (9)

Freddy "KRiMZ" Johansson is #9 on our Top 20 players of 2014 ranking presented by Xtrfy. He had a breakout year with LGB and fnatic as one of the most consistent players, and he even dominated for a short period of time with a couple of MVP performances at FACEIT Season 2 and ESWC.

Unlike most of top players these days, Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson is a very new name in the scene. While he did play CS 1.6 in the past, it was never in a team but only for fun.

The first records of KRIMZ playing competitively appear in late 2012, in CS:GO, when he took part in a local qualifier for DreamHack Winter together with Jesper "JW" Wecksell and Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson.

They didn't make it to the big event and JW went on to play with the team that would later become Epsilon, while KRIMZ continued playing with SKYTTEN and later Mikail "Maikelele" Bill in hGh.

He wasn't with them anymore in the ESG team that qualified for DreamHack Summer 2013, but he came back in August when Maikelele started the new LGB squad for the MSI Beat it qualifiers.

They made it to the groups where they even beat Copenhagen Wolves and Astana Dragons, and later pushed VeryGames to their very limits in the quarter-final of the battle for China.

The good play online earned them an invite for DreamHack Bucharest, but as they were unable to find financial support, LGB skipped the Romanian event.

Nevertheless, their LAN attendance slowly started picking up, with KRIMZ going to his first international tournament at the end of September 2013 – Techlabs Minsk – and defeating Na`Vi in a best-of-three series.

Later the team went to ESWC where they lost to eventual winners Clan-Mystik and compLexity in the group stage, and then finally proved themselves at the first ever $250,000 tournament, DreamHack Winter.

This time they beat Clan-Mystik, as well as Na`Vi, to get out of the group stage, and then even won the first map against NiP in the quarter-final which was enough to get rid of their online reputation.

During the whole early LGB period, KRIMZ was never noticed much, always being the one near or at the bottom of the scoreboard, while his teammates Dennis "dennis" Edman and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer made the big plays and picked up all the praise.

In February 2014 the team made a big lineup change, removing two of KRIMZ's longtime teammates Maikelele and SKYTTEN and adding Simon "twist" Eliasson and Isak "cype" Rydman as they "could not evolve their gameplay any further".

The first event for the new roster was EMS One Katowice, where they were to once again meet their familiar opponents in the groups - compLexity, Natus Vincere and Clan-Mystik.

Somewhat surprisingly the Swedes made light work of their group stage, defeating Na`Vi 16-8 and compLexity 16-11 to move on as first placed, while KRIMZ was playing great and was right behind dennis in the fragging department.

In the quarter-final they had a nail-biting clash against fnatic, which they eventually came out on top of with a 16-14 win on the third map. KRIMZ once again had a solid series, especially on map two when he was the Man of the Match with a 28:19 score (1.39 rating, 9 entry kills, VOD).

There was still a chance to go further than that, but Virtus.pro and their numerous local supporters in the crowd stood in LGB's way in the semi-final, and even though the Swedes managed to take the second map, they weren't very close to winning the series.


LGB on stage against Virtus.pro at EMS One Katowice

KRIMZ ended up with only slightly above average 1.04 rating due to some inconsistency, far behind the team's star of the event dennis. While he did have a few great maps he ended up contributing in a below average 61.2% of rounds, but nevertheless he was an important factor on their road to the semi-final.

After their biggest success yet LGB were looking to improve on their stature at Copenhagen Games the next month, but Virtus.pro were once again in their way, this time already in the quarter-final.

Even though KRIMZ was putting up good resistance, they were unable to even take a map against the Poles this time. He didn't, however, make much impact in their previous round win over his former teammate Maikelele's Property, so KRIMZ ended up as 4th in the team with a 1.10 rating. It was still a very good individual performance though, as he contributed in a well above average 72.2% of rounds.

Having shown themselves as able to play against the very best in the world, the team decided to look for better financial support and left LGB. However, despite rumors of a big organization picking them up, the plans fell through and the star player dennis left the team.

Ten days later as they were preparing for DreamHack Summer, KRIMZ himself also announced that he won't be playing with the team anymore due to losing motivation.


Joined fnatic at the end of June 

But the motivation was back very soon as together with olofmeister he was invited to join fnatic, so a new and for the first time fully professional chapter in his career began.

Gfinity 3 was the debut event for the new look fnatic, and they had a full month to prepare for it. The group stage went almost flawlessly as they beat NiP, Epsilon, LC and Infused, and drew against iBUYPOWER to come out first.

KRIMZ was doing great at the start as fnatic's top rated player in the group stage, although he was actually the one standing out the least in the rounds they won.

Then in the quarter-final against mousesports he made a lot more impact, putting in a Man of the Match performance on map one Mirage (32:16, 9 assists, 1.66 rating, 8 entry kills) and also doing well on map three (26:20, 7 assists, 1.30 rating).

Near-flawless Mirage CT side play by KRiMZ vs. mousesports in G3 quarter-final

However, he wasn't able to replicate that impact in the semi-final against Titan where he only had a kill in 27 of 72 rounds and contributed in 50% of rounds with a kill, assist or survival, the least on the server.

In the end it was a good tournament by KRIMZ who ended up as the highest rated in fnatic with a 1.13 rating, but he was only third in terms of contribution in the rounds they won, and even that was mainly thanks to the mousesports performance.

However, while Gfinity was a very competitive tournament, the really big test for the new lineup came a few weeks later in form of the second major of the year – ESL One Cologne.

They were placed in a group with the previous major's winners and Gfinity champions Virtus.pro, as well as iBUYPOWER and dAT.

It was a tough battle, but fnatic managed to defeat the Poles after overtime – which was KRIMZ's first LAN triumph against them – and they topped the group.

Eventually fnatic also made it past Natus Vincere and dignitas in the playoffs, only to suffer a devastating 13-16 loss against NiP on the third map of the grand final.

Overall KRIMZ wasn't anywhere close to being the star of the team or the event with his 1.04 rating, but he was still very useful as he contributed in 70.2% of rounds, or even team high 89.7% of round wins. However, that was without making a lot of direct impact and largely by staying alive, or getting an assist (he had his year-high 0.25 assists per round at this event).

KRiMZ's CT side POV vs. dignitas in the semi-final of ESL One Cologne

Not long after that second place in Cologne, KRIMZ brought his first title home as well, coming back as winner of SLTV StarSeries X at the end of August.

He also played a much more prominent role during this triumph, ending up as the shared-highest rated with a 1.28 rating, same as his teammate Robin "flusha" Rönnquist.

It initially looked like an easy event for fnatic as they strolled to the grand final, but it actually ended up coming down to the last map against Natus Vincere which they won 16-14.

KRIMZ was even the highest rated player of that clash, but it was mainly thanks to his performance in the first two maps – 30:22 (10 assists, 1.30 rating) in a 17-19 loss and 22:9 (1.79 rating, POV) in a 16-3 win, so he didn't end up being the best player of the event as his teammate flusha was slightly more influential.

But just as they showed their winning potential, fnatic stumbled at their next event – DreamHack Stockholm – again losing to Titan in the semi-final.

And same like the most of the team, KRIMZ had his worst performance at this event, scoring only 0.56 kills per round and ending up with a 0.83 rating, mainly thanks to the performance in the Titan series.

A month after the Stockholm crumbling, fnatic made their next trip to FACEIT Season 2 Finals and conquered the Italian event in a dominant fashion, this time largely thanks to KRIMZ.

As the team mauled their opponents on the way to the final, he was playing in his usual not too impactful but very useful way. Then he exploded in the big match and played like never before.

As fnatic overcame iBUYPOWER 3-1 in the grand final, KRIMZ was the Man of the Match with two very dominant performances on maps two (33:13, 6 assists, 2.03 rating, POV) and four (32:17, 8 assists, 1.65 rating, CT side POV) which was enough to give him the MVP claim this time.

KRiMZ's POV vs. iBUYPOWER in the FACEIT S2 grand final

But actually, that turned out only being the introduction to the KRiMZ-show we would see at ESWC. This time he started dominating even earlier, in the quarter-final against HellRaisers where he was the Man of the Match on both maps – with 29:16 (1.68 rating, POV) and 25:11 (1.45 rating).

After that he did very well against Virtus.pro in the semi-final and then once again took over in the grand final against LDLC (54:33, 1.43 rating), particularly exceling on map two with 31:17 (1.63 rating, VOD).

KRIMZ ended up being fnatic's best player on 5 of their 11 maps in France and he got his career high 1.38 rating. Not only was that an MVP-worthy performance, but it was one of the best individual displays anyone had all year.


Amazing hot streak near the end of the year 

He continued where he left off a week later, dominating in a match against dignitas at the Fragbite Masters 3 Finals (53:29, 1.62 rating, VOD). And while he also did well against Virtus.pro, who they beat for the third tournament in a row to get to the final, he settled down against LDLC and took a back seat to his three star teammates.

In the end he had a 1.15 rating while fnatic snatched another title, and he was fourth in line in terms of direct contribution in their round wins.

After a short break it was time to take part in another $250,000 tournament, DreamHack Winter, but in the meantime a string of cheating accusations arose around their team after Titan's Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian was banned.

Despite that, fnatic came to the big event as favorites, but they were surprised already in the group stage by HellRaisers. The Swedes still advanced to the playoffs, but more problems awaited there when they met LDLC and ended up forfeiting the match after the infamous boost incident.

KRIMZ played solid in this shortened campaign, although again not standing out much as fourth in the team with a 1.10 rating.

It was a similar story in terms of his performance at their last event in 2014, ESEA Season 17 Global Finals. The team struggled a bit on day one and even lost to Virtus.pro, but then came back on day two and ran over iBP and the Poles to win their fifth title.

KRIMZ had visibly quieted down from his hot streak earlier in the year and he went back to more decent numbers and less direct impact with a 1.05 rating (4th in the team), but still contributing consistently in 67.5% of rounds.

Why is he the 9th best player of 2014?

It was a breakout year for Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson who came out of nowhere and went on to dominate for a short period of time in fnatic. And while his LGB and the rest of fnatic days were quiet, he was still one of the most useful players of the year.

He managed to win 5 titles with fnatic, and get a second place at ESL One Cologne and 3rd-4th at Gfinity 3 and DH Stockholm, as well as a 3rd-4th place at the first major EMS One Katowice with LGB.

Throughout most of the year he was a support player, which can even be seen in stats as no other Top 20 player had as many rounds without a kill, but with still getting an assist or surviving (21.3%). He also made little direct impact in the rounds his teams won overall, contributing with a kill the least often out of all Top 20 players (58.8% of round wins).

But there was that short period of time when none of that was the case and he was dominating as the star of his team. It resulted in MVP performances at FACEIT Season 2 and more impressively at ESWC, which was one of the best individual displays of the year.


World-class CT side player and consistent contributor

His usefulness to the team can be seen in stats as well, which show that no other player in the world contributed in more rounds with a kill, assist or surviving than him – 68.8%, which largely comes from his ability to stay alive (0.61 deaths per round, ranks 2nd) and his assist count (0.19 assists per round, ranks 9th).

Often praised for his CT side play, he was indeed one of the best throughout 2014. He recorded a 1.32 CT-side rating which ranks 6th of all players, while surviving almost half of his CT rounds (0.51 DPR, shared 1st)

In the end his amazing MVP displays pushed him high up the ranking, but they couldn't push him higher as other players, even in his team, contributed more directly to the success they achieved overall. In addition to that he impressed the least in the majors out of all remaining Top 20 members.

As far as maps are concerned he was perhaps the best player in the world on Mirage in 2014, as he has the shared highest rating (1.28) and has contributed in by far the most rounds on it (73.1%).

He was also very good on Overpass, and surprisingly Nuke where his 1.38 rating ranks 1st, although he played it only 5 times throughout the year. On the other hand, Dust2 is the map where he makes the least impact (0.97 rating).


What is your take on Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson's performance in 2014? Is the 9th 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 presented by Xtrfy, including an updated list.

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Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1236
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Isak 'cype' Rydman
Isak 'cype' Rydman
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
202
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
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
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Alexander 'SKYTTEN' Carlsson
Alexander 'SKYTTEN' Carlsson
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
382
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
n1
2015-01-12 17:45
n2:D
2015-01-12 17:55
I AM IN TOP 8!!!
2015-01-12 17:58
n3
2015-01-12 17:59
#2
 | 
Norway billson 
well deserved
2015-01-12 17:45
n1
2015-01-12 17:45
Krimz shimz
2015-01-12 17:46
n1
2015-01-12 17:46
Happy > Krimz lol
2015-01-12 17:46
lmao
2015-01-12 17:54
:'D
2015-01-12 17:55
#170
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Chile Cristoff 
+1
2015-01-12 18:31
+1
2015-01-12 18:35
yup, but since hltv likes to count in tournament wins, we get him here :)
2015-01-12 19:45
#254
RpK | 
Brazil bskkr 
yes i am still trying to understand that. why team results counts in a PLAYER ranking? gj hltv i r8 it 8/8
2015-01-12 20:56
i wonder that too, but on the other hand team plays good thanks to players
2015-01-12 22:37
#306
RpK | 
Brazil bskkr 
thats a good point but i think this rank should be based only on individual stats and performances =/.
2015-01-13 00:16
Kavish, leave it.
2015-01-12 21:08
idd +1
2015-01-12 22:20
its top 20 of 2014 and not 4th quarter of 2014!!!
2015-01-13 14:25
but still he is not better than friberg.
2015-01-16 23:28
deservv
2015-01-12 17:46
pasha next
2015-01-12 17:46
I see u know as much about cs as about football
2015-01-12 21:46
+1
2015-01-13 00:25
Who is next then? Pasha has a very good chance at being next. His majors rating is the only thing making him go higher at the moment. Though granted his majors rating is very good. His lan rating for the year however is lower than Krimz at 1.10. Pasha has zero chance at being top 5. He is 100% in the next 4.
2015-01-13 02:53
nice
2015-01-12 17:46
n1
2015-01-12 17:46
Called it
2015-01-12 17:47
WAAAT ? KennyS KRiMZ Happy
2015-01-12 17:47
deserved
2015-01-12 17:47
expected, but look, he stopped cheating after fragbite master
2015-01-12 17:47
but look, nobody listens to your fucking cheat accusations anymore <3 get proofs or shut up.
2015-01-12 22:21
oh I forgot about that until you were the only one to answer :D You don't listen so much that you have to tell me...
2015-01-12 22:23
Lol i guess you tried to insult me or something. Though your bad english simply made it an awkward mess. Thanks for proving my theory that people accusing fnatic players for cheats are just ignorant, dumb people ^^
2015-01-12 22:29
I didn't try to insult you :) I just said that the fact you were the only one to answer me showed that you actually care.
2015-01-12 22:31
#290
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Sweden Lacazette 
You still sound like an massive cunt for still accusing them for cheat. Its pretty damn obvious they never did. Just haters trying to come up with stupid reasons just because they are the best team in the world. People like you just can´t seem to handle that fact.
2015-01-12 22:42
not krimz... even though I don't understand how someone like him can become such a beast and dominant player for 2 lans (faceit-Eswc) after being decent (at his best) and then after all the clips/drama, become shit decent again About cheating, don't say there's nothing questionable in flusha's clips PS: don't do like I insulted you while you clearly are insulting me
2015-01-12 22:47
#352
f0rest | 
Belgium Qker 
they were before accusations. They're not anymore. Maybe it's the pressure maybe it's something else idk and idc but they played very poorly after that.
2015-01-13 14:37
unreal its need to be 5 !!
2015-01-12 17:47
meh, besides from his peak at eswc, faceit and sltv, GuardiaN and happy were more consistent throughout the whole year, though krimz won more with the team. This is a basic proof that kennyS wont be top 1. Edit: Again I fucking click this and read the stats and shit because I think it's old, and then when I scroll down, no one had commented. Fuck me, rip #1 comment.
2015-01-12 17:51
#181
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
lol, look at krimz's teammates and then comapare to guardian's/happy's
2015-01-12 18:37
#256
RpK | 
Brazil bskkr 
you are trying to say apex and kqly were bad? ok kqly cheated but until nobody knew he was considered a very good player. with guardian i agree he and edward are the only 2 good players there
2015-01-12 20:59
#257
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
'he was considered a very good player' cuz he had cheat?
2015-01-12 21:04
#271
RpK | 
Brazil bskkr 
that hack helps you a little bit if you dont know, if you give it to a new player it wont make him good, it helps a little with your aim so for you to use it properly you have to be already good. but anyway, im not defending him, im just saying that by the time we didnt know he was a cheater, he was considered a good player in his team, you cant deny that.
2015-01-12 21:57
#279
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
hack is hack
2015-01-12 22:26
that doesn't even matter. He was considered a very good player. That's it. Obviously he cheated, but no one knew then.
2015-01-12 22:23
expected
2015-01-12 17:47
Not expected
2015-01-12 17:47
#21
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
oh shit guys flusha is close
2015-01-12 17:47
flusha will be #8
2015-01-13 06:21
#22
United Kingdom vL- 
overrated..
2015-01-12 17:47
Expected and deserved, could be higher if he didn't failed that handshake, wp!
2015-01-12 17:47
just the spot i thought he would be
2015-01-12 17:48
#26
Estonia 2026 
Is a fucking amazing CT side player, hopefully he'll stay as consistent.
2015-01-12 17:48
WADDUP now KRiMZ fanboys?
2015-01-12 17:48
WWAAAT
2015-01-12 17:48
He should be higher.
2015-01-12 17:49
dude he just performed on last 4 months.
2015-01-12 17:50
He was in LGB great as AZK is for iBP, no one gave credits but he always performed well
2015-01-12 17:56
He is consistent but not an impact player that can carry tournaments on his own, AZK is inconsistent from what i've seen and past tournament results prove this.
2015-01-12 18:15
#242
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
Terrible comparison.
2015-01-12 20:12
shut up fucking br
2015-01-12 20:18
#305
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
Ok typical dumb-fat-ignorant american.
2015-01-13 00:14
nah, didn't rly perform that well for LGB. He wasn't bad, but didn't do much either.
2015-01-12 22:26
joke rank
2015-01-12 17:49
you are joke, nothing more to add to people like you. who dosent know anything about this rank/stats system
2015-01-12 17:50
whats urpoint ?
2015-01-12 18:04
'joke rank'
2015-01-12 18:06
imo he deserves a higher rank, so u think pasha>krimz?
2015-01-12 18:07
statswise pasha > krimz this year, us u can see...
2015-01-12 18:22
Yes lol
2015-01-12 18:24
#160
 | 
Portugal dracø 
Pasha: Katowice - 1.38 (*1.04) Copenhagen Games - 1.31 (*1.10) Gfinity - 1.15 (*1.13) Cologne - 1.11 (*1.04) Starseries X - 1.16 (*1.28) ESWC - 1.14 (*1.38) DHW - 1.23(*1.10) *krimz rating in (). Just because you see pasha chilling and having fun while streaming doesn't mean that he is not a top player. In the start of the year he was top3 easily, while his performances dropped in the end of the year in comparison, they are still amazing and worth of a 6-7 position imo
2015-01-12 18:26
not talkin aboutkda iam talking about titles
2015-01-12 19:37
it's a player ranking, not a team ranking, lmao. Besides, VP actually got a major win, while fnatic only managed to get to the finals (talking about a major obv) once during this year.
2015-01-13 09:57
ofc pasha > krimz
2015-01-12 19:19
damn
2015-01-12 17:49
shieet its epicJEWSUS
2015-01-12 17:56
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2015-01-12 18:07
8)))
2015-01-12 19:47
Overrated.
2015-01-12 17:50
nice krimz
2015-01-12 17:50
deserved
2015-01-12 17:50
very well deserved for KrimZ
2015-01-12 17:51
His performance at FaceIT and ESWC is really impressive.
2015-01-12 17:51
This means that flusha is the best fnatic member? Hopefully they won't overrate JW. Kappa
2015-01-12 17:51
He's always been the best fnatic player imo.
2015-01-12 18:27
JW? Nah, i think flusha, olof and krimz is better.
2015-01-12 18:41
Yh I'm talking about flusha :P
2015-01-12 18:51
goodie. :p
2015-01-12 19:06
JW will be higher on the list than flusha due to his stats I think.
2015-01-13 00:09
Yea, i think so too. But honestly, i think flusha is better, and have been better the whole year.
2015-01-13 14:49
expected
2015-01-12 17:51
Well Deserved :)) (Not A Fnatic Fan)
2015-01-12 17:52
cheater.
2015-01-12 17:52
i will never cheat on ur mom.
2015-01-12 18:17
Krimz>>>>pasha
2015-01-12 17:53
Yeah but VP won katowice and LGB wasn't good enough
2015-01-12 17:58
Pasha: Katowice - 1.38 (*1.04) Copenhagen Games - 1.31 (*1.10) Gfinity - 1.15 (*1.13) Cologne - 1.11 (*1.04) Starseries X - 1.16 (*1.28) ESWC - 1.14 (*1.38) DHW - 1.23(*1.10) *krimz rating in (). yea sure he's m8
2015-01-12 19:04
Lol, no.
2015-01-12 19:07
lol
2015-01-12 22:31
+1
2015-01-13 10:50
Grats man. Will be very interesting to see your performance in 2015. Remember not to take too many pills @ lans doe
2015-01-12 17:53
deserved
2015-01-12 17:53
KRImZzzz got better by joining fnatic n1
2015-01-12 17:54
Fnatic provides da chetas homies Kappa
2015-01-12 18:14
LMAO. True.
2015-01-12 21:14
1.38 on ESWC, monster:o
2015-01-12 17:54
Nice and gl
2015-01-12 17:55
neh
2015-01-12 17:55
lol expected him to be in top 5? this is a joke i guess.
2015-01-12 17:55
did u start watching him when he joined fnatic? He did nothing for first 6 months of the year.
2015-01-12 17:57
Heard of LGB that was the only team to take a map out of VP @ katowice? =)
2015-01-12 18:18
WOW, Yes KRiMZ top 5, only team to take a map off VP confirmed!
2015-01-12 18:28
#251
2015-01-12 20:53
#171
 | 
Portugal dracø 
krimz was nowhere near the player that he is today when he was in LGB tbh. If he keeps this pace going he'll easily be top 5 next year tho
2015-01-12 18:31
well krimz was the one who did it single handedly,am i right?
2015-01-12 18:36
No, but you are exaggerating when you say that "He did nothing for first months of the year". I think #9 is well deserved.
2015-01-12 20:52
you get the meaning of what i said , nothing as in he was not good enough to be in top10,if you watch only the first 6 months.
2015-01-12 20:58
he wasnt that good before he joined fnatic
2015-01-12 17:57
Aayyeee popta, he wasnt that good in fragging department in LGB. But yes he was consistent and awesome CT.
2015-01-12 21:18
2015 krimz top 5
2015-01-12 17:55
#65
Spain Ayrr 
Dude, Happy > Krimz, it's a fact. But well deserved, not to much difference between top9 and top10 spots.
2015-01-12 17:55
expected
2015-01-12 17:56
I AM IN TOP 8!!!
2015-01-12 17:58
#77
North America lint 
n1 krimz, you earned it man.
2015-01-12 17:59
Deserved, GL Jhonny Sins
2015-01-12 17:59
#83
Iceland bist 
omg he was top3 fu hltv.org logic omg
2015-01-12 17:59
"Top 20 players of 2014 ranking presented by Xtrfy"
2015-01-12 18:00
HLTV is the one doing that actual ranking so...
2015-01-12 18:38
Yeah, he was, but only in late 2014 so stfu.
2015-01-12 18:01
Best CT player in the world? #9 ?
2015-01-12 18:00
The first half of 2014 was good, but not THAT impressive. If it was June-Dec 2014 he would have been top 3 I guess.
2015-01-12 18:01
Two insane events during the year shouldn't have gotten him so far up, especially since major performance was supposed to have higher impact on the rank.
2015-01-12 18:01
+1 It's just because he's a part of the #1 team atm :s
2015-01-12 18:06
In 2015 he will be top5 for sure
2015-01-12 18:03
n1
2015-01-12 18:04
#100
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Ukraine sidekick_max 
looks like nitman without haedwear
2015-01-12 18:05
GuardiaN 11 krimz 9 O.o
2015-01-12 18:07
f0rest will be higher then krimz? LOL
2015-01-12 18:09
Why not? He had better stats during majors and actually won one and went to the finals of the other 2.
2015-01-12 18:12
expected
2015-01-12 18:10
pasza top 8. aight! :DD
2015-01-12 18:12
#1 me e z p z
2015-01-12 18:12
Lysa pizda
2015-01-12 18:13
wtf so pasha, f0rest, get right were better than him in 2014? what a joke!
2015-01-12 18:14
They all where better thene him for a good part of 2014 so rating is fair
2015-01-12 18:46
Krimz was one of the stars of old LGB and good fnatic player. He even had 2 incredible tournaments. But f0rest? Get right? They failed miserably online and even finished some tournaments without reaching playoffs. And friberg was a key player of nip this year, not them. And pasha... Sometimes he carried team alone, but other times , when vp needed him the most he was bottofragging. So, i think krimz and happy should be higher in this list
2015-01-13 06:54
itt : everyone saying omg krimz only number 9 or "X > krimz omg shitty list". This is a list for the WHOLE year. He was dominating close to the end of the year. IMO this is the best he could have hoped for.
2015-01-12 18:15
People don't understand what a 'year' is.
2015-01-12 18:40
1.15 rating @ fragbite and 4th best player in his team xD
2015-01-12 18:15
they went crazy that tourny
2015-01-12 18:19
#136
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Norway SlimeThug 
Nah. This guy is #1 imo.
2015-01-12 18:16
#1 Ct player world
2015-01-12 18:19
so we miss: GTR F0rest KennyS S1mple Shoxie NBK ChrisJ ScreaM smithzZ makilelele atleast some of em
2015-01-12 18:16
Yeah, definitely some of them... Most of the names you've mention are not even close.
2015-01-12 18:20
names ? makilelele maybe cuz he joined rly late scream ??? ofc he is one of the strongest but couldnt show performance since he wasnt attending DHW cuz of cheats of mates ChrisJ doin awesome performances but doesnt have the mates to win against top tier teams any others?
2015-01-12 18:29
s1mple ChrisJ maikelele andsmithzz not on the list This guys are top 30, either they did not play enough big lan or they didn't perform well enough nbk already ranked in top 20 edit : and scream did nothing this year
2015-01-12 18:51
#167
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Hungary adzeii 
"ChrisJ ScreaM smithzZ makilelele" I hope these are used for the baits, otherwise your ranking system is fucked up sir.
2015-01-12 18:28
simple, chrisJ, scream, smithzz and maikelele are in no way going to be in this list. NBK is already in it if you haven't seen. (like 17 or something)
2015-01-12 18:33
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2015-01-12 18:37
what is funny ?
2015-01-12 18:43
LOL
2015-01-12 18:41
Maikilelele was not a top 20 player in 2014 are you crazy ?
2015-01-12 18:46
Yeah ditch s1mple, chrisj, eksem, smithzz, scream and also nbk (he has already been ranked #17) and add pasha, snax, flusha and jw.
2015-01-12 18:50
gratz freddy! ;>
2015-01-12 18:16
N1
2015-01-12 18:18
i think he diserved more... but top 10 is already excelent...
2015-01-12 18:21
top 1 2015 gogo krimz!
2015-01-12 18:22
great :)
2015-01-12 18:23
top1 JW :)))
2015-01-12 18:26
Good ranking, not too low and not too high imo. Has potential to make it even higher this year.
2015-01-12 18:36
so according to this list, fifflaren was better than krimz... lol
2015-01-12 18:37
krimz should be higher
2015-01-12 18:42
I think happy should have been above him but they're both where I expected. 6-8 - JW pasha shox IMO. I think shox will be next for sure. Top5 - forest gtr flusha snax kennys Not sure how the order will be for top5 but I think gtr or forest will be first because NiP despite struggling for a few months were the bet team overall. Anyways lots of people with short term memories. Cry about krimz and happy being too low but I bet almost no one had them in their top20 around June.
2015-01-12 18:45
Last 2 sentences so true. But i don't see any reason why snax would be above pasha, they share the same results and troughout the whole year pasha was the main dominant force in VP. Flusha was the most consistent player troughout the entire year (just look at those stats) he deserves top 5. Also if krimz got #9 than i guess jw will be like 3-4. GTR and kenny also a must in top 5. The last guy in the top 5 is either shox or fofo (i don't see the poles above any of them, except that march-june period) so it should look something like this IMO: 8 snax 7 pasha 6 f0rest/shox 5 shox/f0rest 4 flusha 3 JW 2 kennyS (sadly he didn't win much, but clearly best player in 2014 imo) 1 GTR
2015-01-12 19:00
snax 8? gl.. top3 4sure i.imgur.com/NgB3pu8.png he;s my favourite to top1
2015-01-12 19:43
kennyS 8. , snax 2. ... kennyS won nothing compare with snax
2015-01-12 19:58
Hitman
2015-01-12 18:48
sure, lets suck gtr and f0rest's d****, that was unexpected really, he deserved at least top7 imo , this is bullshit really :) jesus...
2015-01-12 18:49
<3 KriMz Make sense This list is based on stats.
2015-01-12 18:59
and his stats are great , anyway i wasnt expecting him in top5 but gg
2015-01-12 19:18
Been waiting for you here. <3
2015-01-12 19:54
n1
2015-01-12 18:50
well deserved, one of greatest ct player of 2014 i think he will improve more this year, gl
2015-01-12 18:55
Thought he would be higher
2015-01-12 18:57
a lot underrated
2015-01-12 19:02
Not a Fnatic but gg anyway
2015-01-12 19:03
I miss LGB D:
2015-01-12 19:04
Deserved! WP KRiMZ
2015-01-12 19:05
Deserved.
2015-01-12 19:11
#217
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World mukas17 
"Throughout most of the year he was a support player, which can even be seen in stats as no other Top 20 player had as many rounds without a kill, but with still getting an assist or surviving (21.3%)." What idiot wrote this nonsense. That's not what being a support means and Krimz is not a support. Pronax is support in fnatic. If they are doing a force-buy pronax buys flashes first and drops for teammates while sometimes staying with only a pistol himself.
2015-01-12 19:11
dumb nerd kids never learn, he played last 3-4 events good and he should be top5 player in whole year 2014 buahahah hltv.org best nerd community
2015-01-12 19:12
Should be higher
2015-01-12 19:24
not agree,with this stat of support player,he even cant close to top 15(i really respect him) so why why??? happy at 10 spot,not fail with clutch master,eliter player and igl-Happy
2015-01-12 19:44
top 3
2015-01-12 20:05
mad kids be mad well deserved KRiMZ but there were better players in 2014 :)
2015-01-12 20:10
#246
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Korea saddummy 
Deserved even higher krimzy... it's sad because it means that pasha is gonna be like 6-8th and he doesn't deserve it..
2015-01-12 20:26
may I know why? Did you even look at his stats and achievments in 2014?
2015-01-12 21:13
pasha will be higher than 6th btw :) wait for it...
2015-01-13 06:38
#247
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World LeviathaNz 
Snax to be the next one! You saw it here first :)
2015-01-12 20:31
KRiMZ top 5 imo, but this is fine! gz krimz and gogo fnatic <3
2015-01-12 20:34
why is krimz over olof? olof was better earlier in the year
2015-01-12 20:34
Where is Hiko?maybe 5-8?he deserve that for sure xD
2015-01-12 20:49
I was expecting him somewhere around 14 but as we go lower I am starting to believe that he wont be there
2015-01-13 08:07
lol, he won't be on this list.
2015-01-13 10:07
#252
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Sweden klvmeister 
KRiMZ is the best player in Fnatic olofm and krimz best duo ever!
2015-01-12 20:53
this ranking is horrid
2015-01-12 21:05
shouldnt be higher he only started t0 get real good in the late 2014
2015-01-12 21:18
Awesome Counter-Terrorist. France should hire him.
2015-01-12 21:18
Kidding though. #NoHardFeelings
2015-01-12 21:19
#269
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Hungary Bonkheads 
YOU KIDDING ME? krimz? Playing good for one month...damn, most overhyped...
2015-01-12 21:41
Not BAD :)))))
2015-01-12 22:16
#284
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Poland burzyk 
Well... higher than Happy? Come on HLTV crew...
2015-01-12 22:32
snax top1
2015-01-12 22:37
Top5=only swedish and french 2ez
2015-01-13 10:53
i think you didnt follow the scene
2015-01-13 20:31
i.imgur.com/symhUkY.png You can guess the next one :)
2015-01-12 22:41
3 superb performances on 11, and in 6 being 4th in team, named best player on the world - HLTV Logic.
2015-01-12 22:41
the level of his team is very high doe
2015-01-12 22:41
They failed in most important tournaments - especially in DHW where they were 100% favourites. And he didn't carry them. He has one month superb performance in 3 tournaments where they played 4-5 maps in each tournament. Doen't impress me at all. At the end they won 3-4 tier 2 torunaments on 15-20 in all year.
2015-01-12 22:46
It's because they didn't cheat in DHW (except the boost L0L) But seriously, I agree he shouldn't be in the top 10 but you can't deny that fnatic and him were a very stronk and consistent team from august till the end of the year and the event they won wasn't major but still very high level lan with the best teams attending (Faceit: vp, ldlc, dignitas, ibp; Eswc, every top team; fragbite: VP, LDLC)
2015-01-12 22:50
I agree that doesn't matter with who they will play, they will be favourite. At the moment there is no team who can beat them consistly. But we see that games are closer and closer. Krimz is very good CT player, maybe the best on the world, but he has lacks in others area of game and it's visible so much.
2015-01-12 23:09
I agree :)
2015-01-12 23:11
Shox GTR Forest pasha snax flusha jw kennys LAST 8 BUT WHERE IS EDWARD? ...
2015-01-12 23:07
2015-01-12 23:11
do you have it in a little bid better quality please and the guy between NBK and Guardian will be the one who will be first and I think that's shox
2015-01-13 08:04
No sorry :s but it is Kennys between nbk and Guardian
2015-01-13 09:12
you have it with names aswell?
2015-01-13 09:55
Nono i took the picture hltv posted on twitter and pût the names of the already ranked players :) but looking at these ranking and the Stats of Kennys on hltv i'm sure it's him between nbk and Guardian :)
2015-01-13 10:23
yea probably will be map wins % is too low for shox
2015-01-13 13:20
Lol Just look at other stats! They are so amazing and dominant it's Kennys, no Matter the map wins
2015-01-13 13:22
I don't think flusha is worth on this list, and Edward too.
2015-01-13 01:17
Flusha #1 2014 xD smiley
2015-01-13 00:50
always rofl at his hat
2015-01-13 01:15
hax0r
2015-01-13 01:58
KennyS Snax Shox JW Pasza Flusha GTR Forest who's next ?
2015-01-13 03:01
Nigga jefffyyyy
2015-01-13 06:56
better than Happy? Dont think so... Im just waiting for flusha so every1 will go VAC in comments xD
2015-01-13 08:05
I disagree, should be higher
2015-01-13 10:11
deserved! krimz<3
2015-01-13 11:02
amazing player,top3 for the second half of the year, hope next year hes going to be a top5 player, wish u all the best krimZ <3
2015-01-13 11:17
i was right after all...he deserve the 9th place
2015-01-13 12:01
1. get_right 2. f0rest 3. kennyS 4. flusha 5. JW 6. shox 7. pasha 8. snax
2015-01-13 15:28
get_right still number 1? okay, just okay.
2015-01-13 16:16
good ratio and top2 top1 top2 at the three majors, who you want in this rank?
2015-01-13 16:26
sadly he will be #1-2 on hltv.org's ranking -_-
2015-01-19 17:13
which match was it (sometime in the first half of 2014, i believe) where krimz was playing an insane T side on inferno? i think it was vs. HR or NaVi or something. he hit this fucking wild AK 1 tap prefire from alt mid to brackets on a CT who was using an autosniper. HELP
2015-01-13 15:42
#363
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Poland SemU 
next will be pasha
2015-01-13 17:01
FIRST!!!
2015-01-13 17:54
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