Top 20 players of 2014: shox (8)

Richard "shox" Papillon earned the 8th place on our Top 20 players of 2014 ranking presented by Xtrfy while playing for three different teams throughout the year. He had a couple of MVP worthy performances at DH Stockholm #1 and DH Valencia, but he also had his moments at almost every other tournament.

Richard "shox" Papillon has a rich history in CS:Source which he started playing at a high level back in 2008 as a 16-year-old. Ever since then he was always considered one of the most skilled players in the game, and that didn't change when the switch to CS:GO came.

In his third stint with VeryGames during 2013 he climbed to the top of the world and led the French team to several titles, and more importantly to defeating Ninjas in Pyjamas numerous times, which resulted in his 3rd place on our Top 20 players of 2013 ranking.

We described some of his history on that occasion last year, and he went into 2014 considered by many to be the best player in the world at the turn of the year.

When the year began the ex-VeryGames squad was signed by Titan and they moved into a gaming house in order to get full-time practice. There wasn't that much time to prepare though as they attended their first event, ESEA Season 15 Global Finals, already in mid-January.

Even though they had lost to NiP in the DreamHack Winter semi-final at the end of 2013, Titan were still considered the best team in the world. So they came into the North American event as big favorites, considering neither the Swedes or any other European team were in attendance.

However, it turned out being a rocky road in the North American surroundings. Even though the Frenchmen were able to fight off iBUYPOWER and compLexity initially in the upper bracket, they were outmatched by iBP in two best-of-three series.

shox was the team's only constant, as he did well in every map they won and put up a good fight in the grand final. He had the team's highest 1.08 rating in the tournament and was the only one to contribute in above average amount of rounds (64.8%).

Titan had to figure out what went wrong, and they had a month to do it before the next trip that took them to Sweden for DreamHack Stockholm Invitational to battle NiP, fnatic and dignitas.

The first clash with NiP was already an exciting one, and powered by shox's performance – especially in the overtime – Titan won the opening match 22-19. shox ended up Man of the Match with a 38:30 score (7 assists, 1.26 rating, 6 entry kills, VOD).

He had another two great matches as Titan disposed of fnatic, and once again NiP in the grand final so it was an MVP worthy performance by shox with a 1.32 rating.

That triumph restored Titan's reputation, so they went into the first major of the year, EMS One Katowice, as number one favorites to win it all.


shox played well in Katowice, but the team not so much

Despite a great start against mousesports, where shox put in another Man of the Match performance (29:10, 1.94 rating, VOD), Titan bombed out in the group stage following the losses to Virtus.pro (7-16) and HellRaisers (14-16).

However, even though he had a great highlight against the Poles (4K retake), shox's performance in that match left a lot to be desired as he only contributed in 8 of 23 rounds and was clearly missed.

But they still had a chance against HR, where shox was back to his dominant self, contributing in every round win they had, the team couldn't handle the pressure and they ended up on the wrong end of a 16-14 score.

He ended up with a 1.26 rating for the tournament despite the underperformance against the Poles, and had at least one kill in an incredible 81% of Titan's round wins.

In the aftermath of the Polish event, shox continued reigning supreme in online matches, putting up some crazy scores and highlights against big opponents, such as 37:14 against NiP (POV) and one of the highlights of the year against Virtus.pro:

shox's AWP ace against Virtus.pro

But while he was by far the team's most valuable player in Katowice and online, it was almost the opposite at their next event, Copenhagen Games. It was a month after their disappointment in Poland, and even though the Titan squad this time made it to the final eight, they were in for another surprise.

Their countrymen LDLC knocked them out two maps to none (14-16, 12-16) in the quarter-final and effectively put an end to Titan's race for world's number one spot.

shox still played well and contributed in team-high 70.1% of  rounds, but he was far less dominant this time as he ended up with only a 1.02 rating as fourth in Titan.

Shortly after that he surprisingly decided to leave the team, explaining that the gaming house practice regime doesn't suit him.

He quickly found a place in Clan-Mystik, left empty by Kenny "kennyS" Schrub who replaced him in Titan. The team went on to represent Epsilon starting from DreamHack Summer, and they immediately recorded a semi-final finish, outplacing his old team who ended up 5th-8th.

It wasn't that impressive of a placing though, as they lost to NiP in the group stage and then defeated Lemondogs, who lucked into their group's first place, in the quarter-final.

shox was surprisingly not the star of the new team, instead the youngster Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey was doing the most damage this time. He still ended up contributing second most in the team with a 1.08 rating and had played well in every match except the NiP group stage loss.


Incredible performance at DreamHack Valencia

But that was just the calm before the storm that followed at DreamHack Valencia, where shox put on the most dominant performance of the year. Although Epsilon lost in the grand final to LDLC, shox was the MVP of the event with a 1.43 rating which was the result of incredible play throughout the entire tournament.

He was Epsilon's best player in 6 of their 8 map wins, including the first map of the final, while the performance he put on in the semi-final against HellRaisers was unmatched the whole year.

The Frenchmen had actually lost map one, and then powered through map two with shox of course topping the scoreboard with 28:16 (1.53 rating). But that was nothing compared to his display on the deciding map three, Dust2, where he put up 30 kills and had only 3 deaths, leading Epsilon to a historic 16-0 win with an even more historic performance (2.95 rating, 7 entry kills, VOD).

Despite his heroic performance the team concluded they lacked something as they were unable to overcome LDLC in the final, so they added an AWPer Joey "fxy0" Schlosser instead of Valentin "mistou" Balbastro.

Their first event after the change came already a few weeks later in form of Gfinity 3 in London. shox started well by leading the team to a 16-14 win over NiP with a Man of the Match performance (25:15, 7 assists, 1.26 rating, 4 entry kills, POV), and he looked good even in the fnatic loss and the subsequent Infused win.

shox's POV vs. NiP at Gfinity 3

However, as Epsilon required only one point from the remaining two matches against iBUYPOWER and London Conspiracy, they ended up losing 13-16 and 12-16 and not making it out of the group stage, not least thanks to shox who was suddenly the worst player in both matches with 8:26 and 13:19 scorelines.

He ended up with his only below average rating of the year, 0.93, and his underperformance couldn't have come at a worse time in the tournament.

The chance for redemption was just around the corner in form of the year's second major – ESL One Cologne – and shox had taken over the in-game leader duties for this event.

It resulted in an tremendous group stage for Epsilon, with shox himself putting in another Man of the Match performance against HellRaisers in a 16-1 win (19:4, 1.93 rating, POV) and then leading the team to a 16-6 win over NiP to top their group.

However, they couldn't match up against dignitas in the quarter-final so it was a short ride for the Frenchmen.

shox put up decent resistance even against the Danes, so he ended up with a very good 1.21 rating, although far from his rising star colleague kioShiMa who was once again the main firepower.

Despite their playoff run, the team had obviously shown its limits, so shox didn't hesitate when the opportunity to form a new team with his old comrades Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux arose. As Titan and LDLC shuffled players, the old VeryGames trio teamed up with Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer as well as kioShiMa and became the new LDLC.


shox swapped jerseys again and moved to LDLC

The new team's first event was DreamHack Stockholm and they ended up placing second to Titan. shox was the team's best player on this occasion with a 1.13 rating, mostly due to playing well in every match, but also for putting in a MotM display in the 16-3 win over NiP in the group stage (23:10, 9 assists, 1.79 rating, VOD).

There wasn't much room to shine in this star-studded lineup, which was best shown at their next event SLTV StarSeries XI Finals. The Frenchmen ended up getting revenge on Titan in a dominant fashion (16-4, 16-6) and winning the event ahead of Natus Vincere, while all of their members put up big numbers.

shox had the same 1.13 rating as in his first tournament with the new team when he was the star, only this time that ranked a mere fourth in LDLC. Nevertheless, he had a great outing and didn't underperform even on a single map even though he actually became the team's in-game leader in this period.

But after their first win came their first disappointment, a loss in the semi-final of FACEIT Season 2 against iBUYPOWER. shox had another stable display, playing well on each map, although only recording 0.70 kills per round as it was once again hard to stand out.

He continued with the solid but not explosive form at ESWC, before which he was stripped of the in-game leading duties. This time he was the team's best performer with a 1.14 rating, and he stood out with a good display in the quarter-final against Titan (40:26, 1.30 rating, VOD).


Disappointed LDLC at the end of ESWC

But as they were once again unable to win the event, losing to fnatic in the final, LDLC decided to swap some more roles in the team around and shox became the team's main entry killer.

That didn't bring any fruit initially as they once again lost to fnatic in the final of Fragbite Masters Season 3. shox's play suffered from the new role and he ended up being very inefficient on the T-side, having a 3:16 entry duel score. He was still very good on the CT-side so he ended up with an average 1.01 rating for the tournament.

But after having another two weeks of practice before the final major of the year, DreamHack Winter, he looked more comfortable in the new role.

He started off with a great performance against ESC (21:7, 1.73 rating, CT side POV) and he also did well in the win over NiP that secured LDLC the top spot in their group (24:18, 1.12 rating).

Although he didn't stand out much for the rest of the tournament, while the team went all the way and grabbed the biggest prize, he did end up as one of the best T-side entry killers of the tournament with a 14:12 score, as well as overall entry killers with 35:19.


Champions of DreamHack Winter

In the end he wasn't one of the stars of the big triumph, only scoring 0.68 klls per round – one of his lowest productions of the year – and recording a 1.03 rating, but he was very useful to the team nevertheless.

To finish off 2014 shox represented France at the European Championship Finals in Belgrade, Serbia and came home with another trophy while being the second star of the team behind kennyS.

Why is he the 8th best player of 2014?

Richard "shox" Papillon played well at almost every tournament he attended, managed to reach the podium on no less than 10 occasions and had a few excellent individual displays throughout the year, so his place in the top 10 was never in question.

During his time in Titan for the first four months of the year he was one of the best players in the world, although he only led the team to win DreamHack Stockholm #1, while otherwise recording disappointing results.

After that he moved to Epsilon and took on a slightly less impactful role – except during DreamHack Valencia where he had the most impressive display of the year – and had moderate success by reaching the semi-final at DH Summer and quarter-final at ESL One Cologne.

In the LDLC period after that, he shuffled through roles and more often than not didn't stand out much. He was still the second best player of the team in that period during which they almost as a rule reached the grand final of every tournament.

However, one of the reasons why he isn't higher in the ranking is that his peaks were at the least competitive event he attended - DH Valencia, and another relatively small event - DH Stockholm #1. Moreover, while his play in Titan was on a superstar level, he didn't really stand out often during the more successful period in LDLC.

Nuke was his favorite playground in 2014 as he recorded the second highest rating on it (1.28), while he was also notably one of the best pistol round players (1.31 rating).


What is your take on Richard "shox" Papillon's performance in 2014? Is the 8th place the right one for him?

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France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1570
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1397
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1454
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
France Joey 'fxy0' Schlosser
Joey 'fxy0' Schlosser
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
186
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
France Valentin 'mistou' Balbastro
Valentin 'mistou' Balbastro
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
314
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1170
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1458
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
wow
2015-01-13 19:41
Pretty expected tbh
2015-01-13 19:58
+1, next one Pasha, Flusha or f0rest. And I would even say KennyS if the achievements count to much.
2015-01-13 20:05
This is the list I said a couple of days ago. Shox was close to right, next will be as you say flusha or pasha most likely. We'll see what happens :) 8. Flusha (sadly) 7. Shox 6. Pasha 5. Snax 4. f0rest 3. KennyS 2. JW 1. GTR
2015-01-13 20:16
gtr good but not best (jw best)
2015-01-13 20:23
+1
2015-01-14 16:46
GTR on 1? U must be kidding, did u even watch the events this year? anything else than KennyS on #1 would be a disgrace, only JW got slim chances to rob him and that only bcuz of the titles he got with fnatic, on individual level kennyS got no competition
2015-01-13 20:22
swap gtr for f0rest
2015-01-13 20:28
Use your brain and realize that KennyS hasn't been even close to finals in any major of 2014. Imo you can't rate a player top1 when he hasn't been performing on the highest levels (major playoffs). I know his stats and ratings are amazing and that's why he deserves a top3 spot. But the best players in NiP, fnatic and VP have showed much more because they have won much more and played on a higher level.
2015-01-13 20:29
its an individual statistic, doesnt matter what team is he from or did NaVi did anything good this year as a team and Guardian is still in this ranking. despite that everyone knows that it isnt kennyS fault that a) KQLY got busted and Titan couldnt attend several events in this whole screwup and b) he plays with the likes of Maniac, ex6 and a hacker/coach/standin for several events. on individual level, u see what JW can do on this level, imagine what kennyS would do in those playoffs/finals he didnt reach bcuz of his teams performance, u can argue that he got JW covered as awp player by a big margin. and no, im not a particular huge kennyS "fanboy", i just respect his performance and can feel that he cant be satisfied with the choice of teams he made and "suffers" from it. i love GTR/f0rest for a long team, but especially GTRs performance over the whole year was really nowhere near top 10 level
2015-01-13 20:55
Well this is not a rating rank. This is based on "weighted" statistic, meaning how they performed at majors has more weight. KennyS went out in group stages both times he attended, so he might not be #1. Although on the flipside, his performance individually has been on a really high level and I don't realistically see anyone being ranked higher than him, so he could be #1 by default.
2015-01-14 02:50
+1 Finally someone applies some logic when commenting. I agree he is probably in the top 1-3 in the most raw talent. But his low LAN attendance at important events simply cannot be disregarded - and thus will probably not be top 1.
2015-01-14 03:06
I actually believe that flusha is firmly in contention for that #1 spot. All the cheating accusations and hate aside, most times he went "red" the entire year were insignificant online tournaments like caseking and legend's series. Constantly good at big LANs. hltv.org/?pageid=247&playerid=3055&event..
2015-01-14 04:12
Flusha doesn't cheat (or not nearly as often as those who accuse him think). There are many sketchy GIFs but suggests a different type of hack (trigger, aimkey that locks onto nearest target, aimkey that locks onto closest to crosshair, spray aimbot 11th bullet bullshit, etc). There's not nearly enough evidence to prove that he's using any one of these hacks.
2015-01-14 05:16
when u are the best u have to be number 1. Forget finals and shit. If he hasnt been on finals its because this is a team game, and this is a INDIVIDUAL PLAYER RANKING
2015-01-13 21:36
fucking blind kennys fans. i hope you all get a massive disappointment when you see he isnt top1
2015-01-13 20:33
It's true though that he is top 1 in induvidual statistics
2015-01-13 23:31
true point.. i agree
2015-01-13 20:40
Haha, 2+ rating on major tournament, face it.
2015-01-13 22:26
Snax > f0rest
2015-01-13 20:27
i would say kennyS, Snax, flusha > gtr, f0rest this year
2015-01-14 03:05
I think about it and yeah GTR gonna be top1 for sure, f0rest I doubt about it, flusha gonna reach top5 and top3 gonna be for someone who won a major also... something like snax and pasha. I think gonna end like that... 1. GTR 2. Snax 3. Pasha/JW 4. Pasha/jw 5. Flusha (sadly, a cheater) 6. f0rest 7. KennyS (No achievements like JW and Flusha = no top3-5 and no major = no top1-2-3), btw, f0rest it's so fucking hard to place him, he can be top3-5 also...
2015-01-13 20:28
Very possible
2015-01-13 20:30
Stoped this after read "cheater"
2015-01-13 20:48
He cheated somewhere in the last months for sure.
2015-01-13 20:49
Regards, 0 proof.
2015-01-13 21:23
Except video proof...
2015-01-14 00:30
There are shittons of videos on youtube and shittons of threads on HLTV and Reddit. Do a research m8. He definetly cheats somewhere in this 2014, Im sure about it.
2015-01-14 00:33
#469
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Spain azer1 
+1
2015-01-13 22:24
I agree with you man, your list is awesome exactly how I see. Get_right is still Nº1 despite his underformance on the last months.
2015-01-13 21:04
KennyS > JW
2015-01-14 03:20
JW has much more tournaments and achievements on his name this year
2015-01-14 03:38
Agree 1-GTR 2-KENNYS / 1-KENNYS 2-GTR
2015-01-14 06:13
The fact that you put flusha 8 and GTR 1 shows how wrong you are.
2015-01-14 06:56
the guy who said all the top ranks will be some swedes because of xrtfy being swedish was probably right. next time a real ranking pls.
2015-01-13 20:24
Rofl, maybe cause the Swedes are dominating the scene atm?
2015-01-14 00:29
wait what?
2015-01-14 19:23
You don't agree? Fnatic and NiP are top 3 teams + xtrfy doesn't have anything to do with this top 20, they are just sponsors...
2015-01-20 21:16
smn #1 best player ever just like every german player
2015-01-14 15:42
KGUAGH
2015-01-13 19:41
what... this is RIGGED as fuck. f0rest and pasha better than shox? ahahhahaha
2015-01-13 19:44
i know right ! so stupid.
2015-01-13 19:46
f0rest is actually better than shox .
2015-01-13 19:47
gr8 b8 m8 i r8 0/8
2015-01-13 19:52
He is though, possibly nr1, i would think top1 or 2
2015-01-13 19:54
cuz Xtrfy ranking -_- even though they won less tournaments and had less podium finishes this year + worse plays, rating, etc. but heeey.. who cares? Fucking nationalist scrubs
2015-01-13 20:05
Xtrfy has nothing to do with making the rankings dumbass
2015-01-13 20:16
THEY DO
2015-01-13 20:21
they dont, it's based on stats and hard facts. not opinions, like yours
2015-01-13 20:26
+1
2015-01-13 20:39
+1
2015-01-13 21:11
hltv.org/forum/712824-xtrfy Read up and learn something they are just a sponsor
2015-01-13 20:26
That top 20 NA presence LMAO you're just a jelly kid
2015-01-13 20:38
wat
2015-01-13 20:40
#418
NEO | 
Indonesia BenderX 
wait a minute wtf, dis means Flusha, Snax better than shox? dunno abot Snax his very good but flusha? wtf xtrfy dunno have to rank shit
2015-01-13 21:00
Holy shit xtrfy doesnt rank anything jesus.
2015-01-13 23:43
What are you talking about idiot? Im telling him to read what the hltv admin said about xtrfy dumb ass. I swear the idiocy is strong today.
2015-01-13 23:43
lol why top1... are you kidding look at february-may: shox exist?
2015-01-13 20:12
idc, shox is not worthy of higher tho. he is too unconsistent. f0rest is not and he is always high on the board and always making plays for his team
2015-01-13 20:51
You're clueless
2015-01-14 00:49
You're an idiot. DO you even understand how these rankings work? Shox shouldn't be higher
2015-01-14 02:17
Didn't talk about he's rank there you complete retard. But saying shox is inconsistent, and f0rest isn't. Is the biggest nonsense ever, now piss off moron!
2015-01-14 11:10
Top 1 ahahahahaha hahahahahah hahahahahahahah You are saying he is possibly better than kenny ? How can u even compare kenny with forest. For 2014 forest is a fuckin nothing comapred to kenny. Anyone is. Just look at kennys performance and stats. He is completely in different league than anybody else for this year. How the fuck can forest be n1 or 2 when there are way better players (not only kenny)?
2015-01-13 22:39
Pasha should not be better then Shox.. but f0rest definitely played better this year.
2015-01-13 19:50
Just have a look at pashas stats at every major tournament, and he was a fucking beast the first 6 months of the year. Wouldn't surprise me if he got top5.
2015-01-13 19:52
exactly 5th I think. 1.KennyS,2.JW,3.GTR,4.Forest,5.Pasha,6.Snax,7.Flusha
2015-01-13 19:58
1.gtr 2.f0rest 3.jw 4.kennys 5.pasha 6.snax 7.flusha
2015-01-13 20:09
But this ranking is created based on raw statistics and it clearly shows that KennyS gives the biggest impact for his team.
2015-01-13 20:12
but it cant since KennyS was only good last few months, not the whole year
2015-01-13 20:51
You just went full retard.
2015-01-14 15:26
for me top 7 should be, 1st - Flusha 2nd - JW 3rd - KennyS 4th - GeT_RiGhT 5th - f0rest 6th - Snax 7th - PashaBiceps
2015-01-13 20:18
flusha top4 snax top3
2015-01-13 20:40
Flusha will be top 1 for sure. And Snax cannot be better then GTR and f0rest in rankings of year.
2015-01-13 21:04
If mr. aimlock gets top 1 spot then I'm done
2015-01-13 23:22
in your opinion, must add
2015-01-13 23:22
why not? rofl snax > gtr, f0rest this year so easily... im suprised anyway f0rest is that high in this ranking @_@
2015-01-14 03:06
f0rest MVP of DHS 2014 and CPH Games 2014.. and also of DHW though it was because of fan votes only in DHW but definitely f0rest was 2nd best in DHW after Happy. f0rest was better then Snax for sure.. go check the stats before pointing mistakes of others.
2015-01-14 05:36
im not pointing any mistakes, 99% ppl here talking about this ranking are just fanboys
2015-01-14 06:23
Dont forget flusha?
2015-01-13 20:07
I honestly have no clue why people keep ranking flusha so low in their lists. He's easily top 3, probably favourite for #1.
2015-01-13 20:31
#506
KRIMZ | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina cmts 
with or without hax ? :D
2015-01-13 23:16
pfff look at rating man not at fanGrill
2015-01-13 19:52
This ranking is not really about pure individual skill but more about team achievments, stats and MVP performances.
2015-01-13 20:04
Dude, you have it so backwards.
2015-01-14 15:29
If you actually watched cs:go this year you would've expected it.
2015-01-13 19:51
For sure that f0rest was better then shoxie. Omg u guys look only for 5 or 6 months. The year is much longer dude. So it's ok the 8th place
2015-01-13 19:52
f0rest is better then shox. yes.
2015-01-13 19:53
stats speaks.
2015-01-13 22:27
#494
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France PouletFurtif 
lol mad french
2015-01-13 22:55
you wanna tell me that shox should be better than f0rest? how old are you 12? playin cs for 5 months?
2015-01-14 15:43
#5
rain | 
Norway LearnTACS 
sick
2015-01-13 19:41
rip
2015-01-13 19:41
#8
Dosia | 
Norway Skagos 
Ëxpected
2015-01-13 19:41
lol
2015-01-13 19:41
#10
 | 
Ukraine gungrave 
wow only 8 :S
2015-01-13 19:41
???????????????
2015-01-13 19:41
WHAT THE FUCK LOOOL
2015-01-13 19:41
#13
France stox 
8..
2015-01-13 19:42
wtf omg
2015-01-13 19:42
there you go 1st SHox! :D
2015-01-13 19:42
expected
2015-01-13 19:42
8?!
2015-01-13 19:42
n1 b8
2015-01-13 19:42
#20
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Portugal zmkk 
wtf ? ._.
2015-01-13 19:42
figured hed be around 5/6 but excited to see top 7 now
2015-01-13 19:42
LOL
2015-01-13 19:42
lol
2015-01-13 19:42
wow so no ones from ldlc is in the top 5??? cool. biased rankings
2015-01-13 19:42
Yeah because ldlc current lineup is 1 year old right? Please.
2015-01-13 19:48
By that logic, no one in LDLC has played CS before joining the team?
2015-01-13 20:53
#439
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
Look at what any of them did before LDLC in 2014. Shox and NBK was the only one in a solid team, and Titan was not that good late beginning-middle
2015-01-13 21:29
Because stats are biased.
2015-01-13 20:03
They can be, you pick what stats you highlight. Else friberg has nothing to do in a top 20 stat ranking.
2015-01-14 01:43
xtrfy PLZ..
2015-01-13 19:42
expected
2015-01-13 19:42
lmao
2015-01-13 19:42
#33
World ally 
expected
2015-01-13 19:42
wtf?
2015-01-13 19:42
ROFL GG
2015-01-13 19:42
good this is his place
2015-01-13 19:42
#39
World jqh9 
expected. pasha / snax > shox easy
2015-01-13 19:43
Hahahahahahaha ARE U SERIOUS HLTV? I'm not a shoxie fan but please.. really jw > shox? really pasha > shox? This is a joke.. really..
2015-01-13 19:43
you read that article or only his place?
2015-01-13 19:44
jw>shox yes,pasha>shox NEVER
2015-01-13 19:45
rating show us who is better
2015-01-13 19:54
Rating is bull*hit,I'ts like for an Global elite to play vs silvers and have rating 3
2015-01-13 19:55
what a retard its rating at tournaments...
2015-01-13 20:06
The only retard i can see here is you,too difficult to destroy some tier 4 teams for him at tournaments like eswc?
2015-01-13 20:44
jw is top1 my friend on this year
2015-01-13 19:46
#90
Norway b1ue 
not even top3
2015-01-13 19:48
gtr will be.. or kennyS.. not jw for sure
2015-01-13 19:48
if it is gtr, that would be so funny
2015-01-13 19:53
Why my friend?
2015-01-13 20:19
Because kennys > jw >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> gtr
2015-01-13 22:44
coz gtr's performance was not up to the mark this year!
2015-01-14 08:45
KennyS will be first
2015-01-13 20:00
No, he won't
2015-01-13 20:15
deal with it
2015-01-13 19:50
1. jw 2.get_right 3.f0rest 4.KennyS
2015-01-13 19:55
LOL
2015-01-13 20:29
OFC JW > Shox... How the fuck can anyone think otherwise. Did you stop watching CS for the last half year, maybe?
2015-01-13 20:49
jw for sure, pasha 1:1 this year.
2015-01-13 22:28
In my mind shox will always be number one for me
2015-01-13 19:44
same here
2015-01-13 19:55
bcs ur fanbois.
2015-01-13 20:15
What's bad about being a fanboy? Support players you like.
2015-01-13 22:14
gg
2015-01-13 19:44
krimz> imo with this stats but i guess DHW is the case,anyway shox is a great player and actually i expected him to be higher , and vp players had not so great year and still 2 of them will be higher .. imo thats ridiculous :)
2015-01-13 19:45
Come on u blind krimz fanboy. Look at vp players stats during this year before talking shit from your arse. Snax was the best in majors, 3rd best overall lan rating. Pasha was 3rd best in majors and overall 1.1 lan ranking.
2015-01-13 20:05
#228
AnJ | 
Denmark devonBFD 
Snax will be top 5 or 6.
2015-01-13 20:07
top3-4
2015-01-13 20:15
expected
2015-01-13 19:44
lol is this a joke????
2015-01-13 19:44
Are you kidding me?
2015-01-13 19:44
left: Flusha JW Pasha Snax f0rest get_right kennys
2015-01-13 19:45
nvm
2015-01-13 19:47
kennyS
2015-01-13 19:46
KENNYS man !! how can you forget that :D
2015-01-13 19:50
wtf he's on my list
2015-01-13 19:51
ya you corrected it :) earlier you typed Xizt maybe and i was like WTF ! Xizt is amazing but not deserving in top 10 atleast even though this time im suprised by seeing shox on 8 :D
2015-01-13 19:57
pasha ?
2015-01-13 19:57
no, your mother. look at rating noob...
2015-01-13 20:16
UAE flag and write noob :D go out silver
2015-01-13 20:29
wanna see my supreme master :D? if you never see this rank just use 'google' and write ;P
2015-01-13 20:42
u are rich u probably buy booster just wait for derank mr.fantasticoo
2015-01-13 20:46
play with me but only if you have gold+ i dont wanna play with noobs :D
2015-01-13 20:49
My guess would be kennys, snax, jw, pasha, forest, flusha and gtr next - no idea how the statistics look like, just based on my own impression from matches and memory :P.
2015-01-13 20:30
waat? waaaaaaaaat? waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? k den
2015-01-13 19:44
#51
 | 
Europe midi 
H@H@H@H@ top 10 max
2015-01-13 19:44
#52
Europe 6ens 
Whata f joke, shoxie #8.. im done
2015-01-13 19:45
#53
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Portugal dracø 
his performances dropped so much for his standards.. He was the man to watch in every match, but nowadays I'd much rather watch happy's or kioshima's pov. Was expecting him at ~6 but this doesn't surprise me that much
2015-01-13 19:45
WOW
2015-01-13 19:45
LOL HAHA what a lame listing , EXPECTED IT THOUGH , but not the 8th , i expected maybe 4th , 5th , but not 8th ! it's really ridicules , it's like they are taking the performance of the past few months not the whole year .
2015-01-13 19:45
they are taking performances of the whole year.
2015-01-13 19:46
NO KIDDING ! ? !! :O ... ._.
2015-01-13 19:50
#440
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
Shox whole year -> 8. Shox last months -> 10+
2015-01-13 21:33
#57
Poland yaD' 
what ?
2015-01-13 19:45
#58
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
LOL just 8??? Ican't believe flusha and jw are higher than shox in this year
2015-01-13 19:45
Explain to me how Flusha doesnt get higher than shox when he has a 1.20 LAN rating and a 1.25 rating average over the 3 majors. Also won considerably more tournaments with fnatic beating him three times in a row. sooooooo It's pretty much a no brainer Flusha > Shox
2015-01-13 19:58
#221
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
ok no problem, since this is all year ranking, on first part of year fnatic was bad, they become OP only when olof and krimz joined. i seen most of times Krimz carrying than others. the got raped on LAN twice from pita/maikelele. So is more LGB players make good fnatic. And don't forget shox at first part of the year was without doubt the best player on world then he left Titan etc you know the story
2015-01-13 20:05
You give me a reply with all personal opinions and have no real facts to back anything up. The fact is Flusha has the second highest lan rating for the WHOLE year. So even when fnatic were "bad" if you can even call them bad he was still putting up big numbers and carrying. He won more tournaments then shox - fact. Shox's best tournament? Fragging spanish bots - fact. And this whole "shox was the best at the start of the year" was pure hype from how he ended 2013 as the best. 2014 was a massive downhill slide for shox. Flusha was pulling large numbers all year. Refresh your weak memory by looking at the stats pages maybe. :)
2015-01-13 20:19
+1
2015-01-13 20:17
#510
KRIMZ | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina cmts 
mouse lifting > shox
2015-01-13 23:23
Hax > No Hax
2015-01-14 05:08
hltv.org/?pageid=181&eventid=0&gameid=2 overall and not only from 4 events shox > flusha RECKED!
2015-01-14 11:03
it's top20 2014, not 2012-2015 #rekt#monkey
2015-01-15 20:35
wtf shox TOP 3
2015-01-13 19:45
why top3? one reason plz
2015-01-13 19:56
<3 shox probably.
2015-01-13 20:17
play, shox must be top 5 , but stop beind THAT much of a fanboy and say that he is maybe 4/5/6 place
2015-01-13 20:16
shove my love <3
2015-01-13 19:45
PASHA TOP 5 ? GTFO VALVE
2015-01-13 19:46
i know that nick you are this cheater??
2015-01-13 20:18
8 - not expected
2015-01-13 19:46
nice list lmao xtrfy retards
2015-01-13 19:46
I think shox deserve around top 5...
2015-01-13 19:46
#7 flusha #6 pasha #5 JW #4 snax #3 f0rest #2 kennys #1 get_right
2015-01-13 19:46
Flusha isnt next. Ill bet you anything you want :).
2015-01-13 20:00
#74
Estonia rYm 
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo top5 confirmed
2015-01-13 19:47
he was the best player this year no doubt.
2015-01-13 19:47
hahahahaha
2015-01-13 19:50
top kek
2015-01-13 20:10
hahaha shox fangays so rekt :D TOP 1 myass
2015-01-13 19:47
8th is fair, average year for shox. people shouldn't underestimate how much of an achievement top 8 in the world is, can't expect that much more without being an absolutely amazing player.
2015-01-13 19:47
ahahahahhaq pasha> shox ???
2015-01-13 19:47
#193
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Poland raggan 
yes my friend. Read the article - you'll know why.
2015-01-13 19:59
GeT_RiGhT, f0rest better than shox? ahaha, I wonder why, Xtrfy
2015-01-13 19:47
GTR > shox all day F0rest > shox maybe but... JW > shox lmao Pasha > shox.. i can't comment this
2015-01-13 19:51
shox is a great igl, amazing rifler, sick awper gtr- good spray control? I agree with you in that, jw,pasha > shox, srsly?
2015-01-13 20:10
yes
2015-01-13 20:21
GTR is the most intelligent player, best clutcher, best gamesense and best sprayer.. so ye.. for me is the best, but its just a my opinion ^^ and yes.. shox is better than them everyday.. but still a my opinion :D
2015-01-13 20:25
he is not better then them
2015-01-13 20:44
Lel, GeT_RiGhT has amazing spray control, is an amazing rifler, has insane game sense, is THE best lurker in the game, has good aim, ...
2015-01-14 00:38
dude how difficult is it for you to understand a simple fact that this is just a statistical ranking !! IF you think shox is better than jw then it is your opinion and he might as well be but here we are not looking at their individual skills on daily basis but their performance over the year 2014!!
2015-01-14 08:51
was expecting him at #6 or #5 honestly but his performance did drop for what we expected from him as of last year.
2015-01-13 19:48
#85
bramz | 
Tunisia bramzz 
there is no way pasza is still on this top 20
2015-01-13 19:48
Why?
2015-01-13 20:18
cuz @Brams is retard and dont understand nothing about RATING
2015-01-13 20:21
WTF? he is No.1
2015-01-13 19:48
So many blind fanboys who didn't watch shoxs performance this year. He didn't live up to his standards at all. As I've said before, shox will not get top5 this year.
2015-01-13 19:49
#89
bloodR | 
Finland bIoodR 
'But that was nothing compared to his display on the deciding map three, Dust2, where he put up 30 kills and had only 3 deaths, leading Epsilon to a historic 16-0 win with an even more historic performance (2.95 rating, 7 entry kills, VOD).' That was JESUS.
2015-01-13 19:48
shoxieJesus
2015-01-13 20:11
go to your cave
2015-01-13 20:22
#460
bloodR | 
Finland bIoodR 
What?
2015-01-13 22:15
and you would tell me gtr and f0rest played better than shox ?
2015-01-13 19:48
#96
World  
Boycott Xtrfy!
2015-01-13 19:49
I bet you kids don't even read the article before coming to comments crying. At least read the fucking "Why is he the 8th best player of 2014" part before having a hissy fit.
2015-01-13 19:49
#98
zehN | 
Finland ludiMacak 
wtf!!!!!!!!!
2015-01-13 19:49
LOL!!Shox must be situated in Top 3!! He is the only who really play hard with different players.LDLC,Epsilon - doesn't matter,Shox always wins!!
2015-01-13 19:49
:D
2015-01-13 19:50
#105
cyx | 
Chile V2K! 
really? top8? this rank sucks
2015-01-13 19:50
Shox is one of the most overrated csgo players .. no doubt!
2015-01-13 19:50
"During his time in Titan for the first four months of the year he was one of the best players in the world, although he only led the team to win DreamHack Stockholm #1" ?
2015-01-13 19:50
?
2015-01-13 20:12
What's the problem?
2015-01-13 20:39
HAHAHAHAHA NICE RANKING OF COURSE GTR AND f0rest 1 and 2
2015-01-13 19:50
shoxie so good with tec9, he deserves top 1-2 atleast!
2015-01-13 19:51
hltv admins troll 4sure
2015-01-13 19:51
Seriously? Shox is be in 1-3 places
2015-01-13 19:51
f0rest and gtr.. just because they have the so called "LEGEND" tag with their names they are getting there spots in the top 5.
2015-01-13 19:51
Or maybe bcuz nip had the most succesful year overall?
2015-01-13 22:45
Most successful year? U kidding right cuz iy want most successful it was lyk ok ok
2015-01-14 16:54
lyk?
2015-01-15 00:02
DEM BURNING ASSES OF FANBOYS L M A O
2015-01-13 19:51
lmao HLTV fucking bullshit list confirmederino
2015-01-13 19:52
#123
shox | 
Lithuania despotz 
8th loooooooooooooooooool. he shouldve been like 4th or 5th...
2015-01-13 19:52
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA NOOOB
2015-01-13 19:52
gtr and flusha better than shox? lmao
2015-01-13 19:52
By far.
2015-01-14 00:40
Why are people mad? friberg is 15th, happy is 12th.. Its normal to see shox misplaced.
2015-01-13 19:52
LOL
2015-01-13 19:52
krimz and shox ok
2015-01-13 19:52
shox 8 ? hahah. In my opinion top 3-4. Anyway ;) 1 KennyS 2 JW 3 snax 4 gtr 5 flusha 6 f0rest 7 pasha
2015-01-13 19:52
yes
2015-01-13 19:53
this can happen my friend :D
2015-01-13 19:55
#409
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Portugal dracø 
While I agree with this, it will not happen Based on stats krimz > shox, but shox got a better place because of achievements. That being said, there is no way stats alone will make kennyS top 1 :\
2015-01-13 20:54
Na 'Vi Edward is fifth FTW
2015-01-14 16:56
For those who are surprised by the placement , when did u guys started watching CS GO tournaments ? if u keep saying 3rd , 2nd or 1st , then you just started watching on Dreamhack ... , guys don't embarrass yourselfs with commenting , the article explains it all , just read it .
2015-01-13 19:52
+1
2015-01-13 19:53
LOL this list is a joke
2015-01-13 19:52
#138
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Romania WOTAN 
Coming soon KennyS as 7th. Pasha 1st
2015-01-13 19:52
7 pasha? LOL HE SUCKS 6 snax 5 f0rest 4 JW 3 FLUSHA 2 KennyS 1 GTR u heard it first
2015-01-13 19:53
watch iem and march,april VP matches or stfu
2015-01-13 20:00
kennyS won nothing .. how can be 2. ? :D
2015-01-13 20:10
This list is about individual performance bruh
2015-01-13 20:15
not only bruh
2015-01-13 20:20
he won nothing, how can he have better rating?
2015-01-13 20:24
expected
2015-01-13 19:53
Shox hasn't been playing outstanding for over 6 months I don't understand why people would complain..
2015-01-13 19:53
Because Shox, duuh
2015-01-13 19:54
wat? /quit
2015-01-13 19:53
surely JW, Flusha & Get_right will place top 7?
2015-01-13 19:54
Isn't that like... normal?
2015-01-14 00:41
#154
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Poland raggan 
deserved
2015-01-13 19:54
Of course... becuase JW and flusha are far better... #irony
2015-01-13 19:54
#159
JD | 
Poland Szekka12 
joke ? right ?
2015-01-13 19:54
BTW this position was for pasha or Flusha! shox deserves top 5 atleast ! if gtr f0rest top2 then this is bullshit! Further ranking prediction 7. PASZA/FLUSHA 6. FLUSHA/PASZA 5. Snax 4. f0rest 3. JW 2. KENNYS/GTR 1. KENNYS/GTR
2015-01-13 19:54
Statwise this is the right placement for him. But if you look through the stats and in to the game, he is the true number 1 player in the world. He is a decision maker ingame along with the IGL in all his teams and at the same time the absolute best madfragger in the world if he wants to be it. 2015 will be his year for sure, dropping the awp and fully concentrate on the rifle.
2015-01-13 19:54
shox nr 8 LOOL that's joke..but yeah xtrfy sponsor this..probably GTR is nr 1.....nice shit
2015-01-13 19:55
+1
2015-01-13 19:56
I smell gtr will be top 1, sadly coz he doesn't deserve it.
2015-01-13 19:55
kids cant handle the reality, what a surprise..
2015-01-13 19:55
im gonna kill myself if pashas number 7
2015-01-13 19:56
expected whatever.
2015-01-13 19:56
Nvm
2015-01-13 20:11
Wat? Only 8? Should get 1-3 :)
2015-01-13 19:57
HAHAHA
2015-01-13 19:57
3 at least! Confirmed!
2015-01-13 19:57
8th is a good rank, why are people so mad?
2015-01-13 19:57
cos he should have been number one. must have been miscommunication. well shit happen..
2015-01-13 20:00
gay XD RATING MAN!!!!
2015-01-13 20:26
#183
EAZY | 
Czech Republic baylife 
8 :D :D nice joke
2015-01-13 19:57
gg wp fuck this rank
2015-01-13 19:57
#188
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Lithuania karkeris 
WTF?
2015-01-13 19:58
Some of you seem to forget it's not 2013 anymore. Although I'd personaly put him maybe 1/2 places higher but nonetheless 8 is ok.
2015-01-13 19:58
wtf ? you dream HLTV. change your screen computer he's on TOP3.
2015-01-13 20:00
TOP 5: HLTV ADMINS
2015-01-13 20:00
#199
SpawN | 
Iceland vasyl86 
Fifflaren top7?
2015-01-13 20:00
More worthy
2015-01-13 20:00
...
2015-01-13 20:00
This top20 is pure shit anyway
2015-01-13 20:01
shox noob top8 only ^^
2015-01-13 20:01
Whats up with all those salty pasha haters? Look at his ratings and how he played the first half.
2015-01-13 20:01
lool, pasha ain't better than shox, i dont get that, either shox sucked big dick in the first half od 2014 or this is fucked up ranking, i need thorin video on this
2015-01-13 20:02
look at rating noob then write comments
2015-01-13 20:10
you need a video because u too lazy to read the reasons? all in the article.
2015-01-13 20:20
yup, can't read this and play dm at once
2015-01-13 20:23
not excepted, but i can see why. f0rest and gtr played better over the year don't cry guys. i am shox and also ldlc fan but i can deal with this :)
2015-01-13 20:02
this is fucking bullshit. he had only one tournament with 1> rating, carried titan, was great in Epsilon (carried in online games but was helped very much by Kio in LAN games) and regardless of beind entrier/IGL in LDLC, was still one of the best in the team. And he is on 8th place, lower than pasha, get right and f0rest? gj Xtrfy, 4 Swedes in top 7. Who's next? my guess 7. KennyS 6. pasha 5.snax 4.JW 3.flusha 2.f0rest 1.Get right
2015-01-13 20:02
You're a fucking idiot for thinking xtrfy has something to do with the rankings.
2015-01-13 20:10
the do
2015-01-13 20:21
"The stats, ranking, and wall of texts are all provided by HLTV.org." - Dare_Dev1L
2015-01-13 20:26
They don't.
2015-01-13 20:28
dont make hltv even worse. you already lost almost all trust. OFc they do. They sponsor the ranking, they are swedish and sponsor swedish players. Ofc they want to put their players and mates on the top. It is sad but you are killing the scene together with cheatnatic.
2015-01-13 20:33
The fuck are you talking about?
2015-01-13 20:35
Someone who understands what I mean! Thanks man! I would answer it but 5 of them replied with same answer on this thread and im on iPad which is absolutely shit for copy pasting
2015-01-13 20:38
LOWER RATING it's key...
2015-01-13 20:29
Yep you just said it. ONLINE games. LAN is where it counts and LAN are the only stats this top 20 is really taking seriously.
2015-01-13 20:30
you have old info mate. Since 1-2 years there is no difference. You can cheat without bigger effort online and on LAN. Just look at KQLY, SNM, flusha etc.
2015-01-13 20:35
No difference between online and LAN HAHAHA ok kid.
2015-01-13 20:38
+1 good post, fully agree. this is bullshit top of the rnaking ofc ll be swedish and flusha ll be clean very skilled young swede. looks like HLTV.org fits well in the new CS:BS scene. Too bad BROLY is not swedish because he d be 1st in this "ranking" for sure.
2015-01-13 20:30
Carried titan? Going out in groups @ katowice. Kioshima carried @cologne
2015-01-13 22:47
about kio I said already. And about carrying Titan... He had fkin 1.26 rating how can you carry alone your team even if you are one of the best players in the world
2015-01-14 08:33
That ranking haha
2015-01-13 20:02
HLTV FAIL Ranking! Really disappointed.
2015-01-13 20:03
Yep... Maybe this Ranking is joke ?
2015-01-13 20:06
Guys read the fucking article first
2015-01-13 20:03
Shox haven't had the best year, only to the end, so how did he get number 7 when only the last few months he's actually had any kind of success.
2015-01-13 20:04
he was a monster at the first months youtube.com/watch?v=zIRjZHO7owA
2015-01-13 20:25
only few months
2015-01-13 20:31
this list has to be done by swedish guy. though shox would be in top3 hahaha really :D
2015-01-13 20:06
Why does it have to be done by a swedish guy? Why does it matter?
2015-01-13 20:28
ok!! show us your statistics for shox!!! then we will be able to decide about top3
2015-01-14 08:53
hahahaha, so funny :D shox is n1 probably, no kidding
2015-01-13 20:06
nope...
2015-01-13 20:31
#226
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France rsi_rise 
hahaha dudes
2015-01-13 20:07
HAHAHA niiiice lost
2015-01-13 20:08
Shox better than Pasha?? i love fanboy logic Kappa
2015-01-13 20:09
Decent ranking actually, Shox haven't been so good as he was in 2013. We didn't see how good he can be while he was playing in Epsilon. Some matches he can just destroy everyone, but that doesn't happen very often. If he could keep that sick level every match he would probably be top 3. He has given mixed results lately and that is probably the reason why he is ranked 8.
2015-01-13 20:10
top 5 minimum
2015-01-13 20:10
Why is it that everyone is raging when there is a new player for the rankings, 8 is a good rank to get. And he had a good year considering all the teams he played for and is one of the best players of the world. Just congratulate shox for it and be happy. Looking forward to see him in action again in 2015 now when he seems to have a good team to play for once again, just like 2013 when he was just a beast! Considering the year I would also think kennys/pasha/f0rest/flusha might be the next 4 since none of them were the nr1 player for there team, at least for pasha, flusha and f0rest. I don't see kennys being over GTR, snax and JW despite his good stats, he didn't win what I can remember anything big compared to the rest which will probably influence somewhat.
2015-01-13 20:21
ofc we are raging when shox should be atleast at top3
2015-01-13 20:14
Why does it matter if he is top3 or at least for this ranking nr 8. Just for bragging rights? We all know he is a good player, dosent matter what nr he gets.
2015-01-13 20:20
you are first smart man on this topic.
2015-01-13 20:33
Why am I reading so many people thinking Flusha didnt do well or is next? He has the second highest Lan rating for the year after Kenny... The second highest Majors rating after snax... He is 100% going to be top 5 95% top 3 and even a shot at Number 1.... finally he will definitely be above JW.
2015-01-13 20:36
Well, don't read too much in to my post, I don't really know all the numbers. And if its correct what you say, then yeah he will probably be top3. But then JW will be lower since he won't probably be higher then the star player of VP and NiP, thats what I think at least considering earlier years rankings.
2015-01-13 20:42
I went through all the players lan tournaments and got their average rating for the year. it is; Kenny 1.24 Flusha 1.20 Snax 1.16 JW 1.13 GTR 1.13 Pasha 1.10 Forest 1.08 might be off by like .01 here or there but i got happy krimz right and i was 1.14 on shox instead of 1.13 think i missed one of his tourneys. Obv rating isnt everything or forest would have come 3 spots ago but considering the last few left (minus Kenny) all have significant wins it will start to take effect. And yeah since JW was with Flusha all year it would be crazy to rank him higher with 1.13 compared to his 1.20
2015-01-13 20:48
Well look at that, thanks. :) Then It will probably be something like that. 7: f0rest 6: Pasha 5: JW 4: Kennys 3: GTR 2: Snax 1: flusha Could be that f0rest, pasha and JW might switch places since they are so close in stats and NiP had a slightly better year then VP and fnatic won one big event in ESWC and but no major. Well anyway, it will be interesting to read and see the final 7. I will probably be totally wrong in my so called prediction, but its always fun to do. :D
2015-01-13 20:58
Solid playa without any big impact on game in big tournaments. Those opinions about him as he is great player, no 1 on the world have no confirmation in facts.
2015-01-13 20:11
gg shox is number 1.. he is showman..atleast top3.
2015-01-13 20:12
omg!Shox top3
2015-01-13 20:12
#255
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Austria db42 
allright, if xizt is below shox this list is full of absolute shit, inb4 chrisJ #7
2015-01-13 20:13
I'm not surprised about shox position, he wasnt so good this year ... Guys read the article before you talk. But seriously if f0rest or gtr will be top 1 its just corruption... Kennys ,jw, or snax should be best one, and well they deserve it.Btw I'm not fanboy of any player. Sory for my bad english guys ^^
2015-01-13 20:13
#257
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United Kingdom tomtmh 
this list is officially a joke
2015-01-13 20:13
Are u kidding me? Shox should be on top 5 my friend
2015-01-13 20:13
i decided to f*ck this list and never care about until i read this: "However, one of the reasons why he isn't higher in the ranking is that his peaks were at the least competitive event he attended - DH Valencia, and another relatively small event - DH Stockholm #1. Moreover, while his play in Titan was on a superstar level, he didn't really stand out often during the more successful period in LDLC" thnks for this really sad for him,he always at top 3 in my mind
2015-01-13 20:13
Some1 is fanboy lol, dude shox is already the most overrated player in the world, stop drama :D
2015-01-13 20:15
A fine example of why people should read the article first, hope more people follow you and do the same before ranting and bitching about this ranking.
2015-01-13 20:20
VAC flusha top 3?
2015-01-13 20:15
#266
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Ukraine petruska 
haha Kenny > Shox
2015-01-13 20:15
kennyS best french player ;))
2015-01-13 20:33
#267
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
cmon
2015-01-13 20:15
This is stupid, if JW is on this top 20 it's BS. shox is just better than JW in every way, if JW was on a bad team we would see nothing from him, whereas shox can basically bring teams up in the rankings. Apart from that I agree.
2015-01-13 20:16
Jw was beast in fnatic too, check the rating ...
2015-01-13 20:16
his stats are nowhere near as consistent as shox, and he was always in a top team, shox was not
2015-01-13 20:21
bullshit...numbers are saying the opposite
2015-01-13 20:17
lol if shox is 8 then i honestly doubt that anyone from vp will be there
2015-01-13 20:16
U shouldn't. Both pasha and snax have better ratings on lan then him and one of the best in majors.
2015-01-13 20:19
Why is that? Snax>shox ez.. :P Shox overrated as fuck
2015-01-13 22:52
7.KennyS 6.Flusha 5.JW 4.Pasha 3.GTR 2.Snax 1.F0rest :D:D:D
2015-01-13 20:17
great result by shox this year, to be honest was waiting him on 5 or 6 place, still awesome
2015-01-13 20:17
7 snax 6 f0rest 5 GeT_RiGhT 4 pasha 3 flusha 2 kennyS 1 jw
2015-01-13 20:17
Snax > pasha
2015-01-13 20:18
Y, its true
2015-01-13 20:19
+1
2015-01-13 20:34
Cry more shoxie fantasy =)
2015-01-13 20:19
wtf shox :(
2015-01-13 20:19
simple not in top 20???? WTF
2015-01-13 20:19
jesus, 1 month of playing with HR shit of a team gonna make him top5 u know :) stupid people
2015-01-13 20:23
1 month? aaaaaaargh
2015-01-13 20:28
#295
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Hungary Bonkheads 
top fckn 5! Pasha isnt better then shoxie overall...
2015-01-13 20:20
rating show as he is better :DD
2015-01-13 20:35
gtr played shit for half of this year, I do not understand how he deserves a higher place than shox
2015-01-13 20:23
>3 major's finals >HURR DURR F0REST AND GETR IS SHIT!1 MY OPINION IS FACT!
2015-01-13 20:34
And don't forget fnatic being shit since DH invitational until they kicked schneider and changed devilwalk. Swedish rank = only fnatic & nip in the top
2015-01-14 04:02
Ye pretty much...
2015-01-14 20:01
#312
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France cedd 
obviously deserves top 5
2015-01-13 20:23
Why is that obvious?
2015-01-13 22:53
This ranking is not about what the player is capable of doing. It is about what he has done in 2014. It is obvious that shox can be the best player in the world. His achievements didn't reflect that in 2014.
2015-01-13 20:25
+1 Sad people can't understand this tho.
2015-01-13 20:28
#320
shox | 
Germany rakFABI 
so stupid shox top 5 for sure and ''one of the best pistol player'' haha top 1 pistol ez and pasha better than shox is just unbelievable
2015-01-13 20:25
unbelievable is how shox suck at IEM and others tournaments..
2015-01-13 20:36
wp shox! 2015 back to the top5 no doubt!
2015-01-13 20:25
this ranking is stupid since apex lel
2015-01-13 20:27
funny, but he's got 25-15 score (1.26) against NIP on Gfinity 3 while has the worst perfomance of the year there- 0.93 rating.
2015-01-13 20:28
Where`s ScreaM /!
2015-01-13 20:30
for me top 7 will be : 7.SpawN 6.jOELZ 5.chrisJ 4.Fifflaren 3.kuben 2.swag 1.pyth
2015-01-13 20:32
alright 8th so that means 1 pig 2 cheating fat cunt 3 pronax 4 gtr 5 ph00rest 6 pasha 7 any vp player i wonder if the first half of 2014 was even considered who was fnatic before esl cologne and after dhw 2013?
2015-01-13 20:32
wut? looks like then pasha and snax coming soon. and GTR kennys JW in top3? forest flusha in between? omg, this is easily leading to the "JW the best" conspiracy....
2015-01-13 20:33
so f0rest over shox? list confirmed for actually retarded
2015-01-13 20:34
so if shox is #8, and kenny cant be #1 (no tournaments won), guess jw is the best player in the world :D so the way i see it: jw kenny f0rest pasha flusha get_right snax
2015-01-13 20:34
shox deserves this placing, did you expect him to be higher than jw, flusha, kennyS, f0rest or GeT_Right? That would be ridiculous.
2015-01-13 20:53
get right was shit this year
2015-01-13 21:40
shit? are you sure you don't mean he wasn't easily the best in the world as before... DreamHack Stockholm, NiP (2nd) - Team rating 1st EMS One Katowice, NiP (2nd) - Team rating 1st CPH Games, NiP (1st) - Team rating 1st Dreamhack Summer, NiP (1st) - Team rating 2nd ESEA Global Finals, NiP (5-6th) - Team rating 3rd Gfinity, NiP (5-6th) - Team rating 1st ESL One Cologne, NiP (1st) - Team rating 2nd Dreamhack Stockholm #2, NiP (5-6th) - Team rating 1st ESWC, NiP (13-16th) - Team rating 1st Dreamhack Winter, NiP (2nd) - Team rating 2nd hltv.org/news/13931-top-20-players-of-20.. Open your eyes!! GeT_RiGhT still smashes it.
2015-01-13 23:09
these ratings were all based on your opinion. half of the #1 f0rest played better. GeT_RiGhT had his worst season since 2008
2015-01-14 00:32
Opinion? HLTV rating.
2015-01-14 08:30
he was so much better than snax, get_right and flusha.
2015-01-14 00:30
hltv scam shox should be #1
2015-01-13 20:35
Wow... Fanboys, fanboys everywhere... This is just the same thing as with f0rest. They can both reach a ridiculously high level, and can pretty much win games by their self when they play their A game - but these games probably occur like 1 every 10th or 20th game. Get real folks, it's the consistent and stable fraggers that are going to top the list this year. Like KennyS and flusha.
2015-01-13 20:36
SOMEONE CLEVER IN THIS DISCUSSION!
2015-01-13 23:20
This year was difficult, good job anyway Richard ! Hope you'll find your dominant role for 2015!
2015-01-13 20:36
AHAHAHHAHAHAHHA SHOX SO BAD FOREST >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2015-01-13 20:36
1. KennyS 2. Get_Right 3. JW 4. Flusha 5. f0rest 6. Pasha 7. Snax Maybe flusha abit lower. Maybe Snax > Pasha.
2015-01-13 20:37
I would say that Snax>Pasha for sure but after seeing shox on 8th place... man, we can see Dosia being 1st
2015-01-13 22:01
Snax>shox tho
2015-01-13 22:54
mate I would say Snax top3 this year with Flusha and JW. But I did not check stats for every big tournament so I'm not sure about JW(playing as sniper is always not that rewarding imo or at least it is way harder)
2015-01-13 23:08
#373
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Poland sajlent 
I called it :) next will be f0rest
2015-01-13 20:37
Don't do it, man.
2015-01-14 00:33
Xrtfy (NiP sponsor) is gonna make gtr and f0rest top3 obviously.
2015-01-13 20:38
No it will obviously be 3 players from 3dmax cuz they have done so much damage this year.
2015-01-13 22:57
Yes Xrtfy probably paid HLTV 1 million dollars to get their players in the top 3 (since they don't decide the ranking), cause you know if you're in the top 3, it means you're the best forever. /derp
2015-01-14 00:49
WHAAAAAT?! SHOX should've got the 1st place! or at least the top 3!
2015-01-13 20:39
Seems about right. shox good but not best (... best)
2015-01-13 20:39
1.Get_Right 2.Flusha 3.Jw 4.KennyS 5.fOrest 6.pasha 7.Edward
2015-01-13 20:42
Kinda expected. One word: majors. Great player, though.
2015-01-13 20:42
shoxie is a god
2015-01-13 20:43
#396
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Turkey powergs 
1-GTR 2-KennyS 3-F0rest 4-Jw 5-Snax 6-Pasha 7-Flusha
2015-01-13 20:47
WTF ARE YOU PEOPLINO OF HLTVERINO FUCK YOU LURPIS
2015-01-13 20:47
Lol'd at all these shox fanboys crying. :D
2015-01-13 20:52
haha indeed. Funny how they can't see that GTR,Snax>shox 2014
2015-01-13 22:58
Yeah, I almost feel like most of these guys just watched top 10 highlights of 2014 and give their opinions based on this and not on actual performance. xd
2015-01-13 23:13
Probably:P Thing is that both VP and Nip had MUCH more succes than shoxies teams.
2015-01-13 23:15
expecred
2015-01-13 20:52
only 8th ? go home ur drunk :)))
2015-01-13 20:55
This ranking is full 2014 year, not only last 3 months kids ~~
2015-01-13 20:56
#416
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Algeria colzero23 
ofc xtfry nip sponsor will be 1-gtr 2-f0rest 3-xzit
2015-01-13 20:58
7 snax 6 f0rest 5 pasha 4 GeT_RiGhT 3 KennyS 2 Flusha 1 JW
2015-01-13 21:00
Pretty fucked up ranking list.
2015-01-13 21:02
AHAHAHAHAHA 8-th,only 8. Omg Hltv you drunk go home...Shox need to be min. on TOP5.%( bullshit ofc xtfry nip sponsor will be
2015-01-13 21:09
why he should be top 5, elaborate ? Give the facts and numbers
2015-01-14 13:33
7 snax 6 pasha 5 kennys 4 flusha 3 gtr 2 forest 1 jw
2015-01-13 21:05
get_right 3rd wtf? :O
2015-01-13 21:11
LOL HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2015-01-13 21:06
wtf
2015-01-13 21:08
He did well at the beginning and the end of the year, but in the middle with epsilon he was not getting very good results. I think its understandable. As it stands hes top5 right now
2015-01-13 21:10
Snax, Pasha, KennyS, s1mple, Flusha, GTR, f0rest, and JW have all not yet been named, but there's only 7 spots left. Is s1mple really not a top 20 player in 2014?
2015-01-13 21:11
lol nope
2015-01-13 22:59
#432
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Estonia MorsAlbum 
inb4 they put GeT_RiGhT #1/#2 This is a joke.
2015-01-13 21:12
LOL GG FAKE TOP 10
2015-01-13 21:16
expected
2015-01-13 21:18
dont think he has deserved top 10 but well
2015-01-13 21:19
damn these fanboys. Putting gtr and f0rest in top5 but they was shit this year
2015-01-13 21:28
ARE U KIDDIND US HLTV? WTF SHOX IS TOP 5 FOR SURE!
2015-01-13 21:33
so tired of all these bs comments. not every single player can be top 5 holy shit...
2015-01-13 21:37
yes not every player only those who really deserve the spot. shox>gtr cry fanboys
2015-01-13 21:43
It seems like you're the one who is crying since GeT_RiGhT is going to be top 5 or atleast > Shox.
2015-01-14 00:50
pasza > shox my ass
2015-01-13 21:39
1- JW/GeT_RiGhT 2- KennyS/Snax 3- Pasha /flusha
2015-01-13 21:42
#452
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Greece her-1g 
JW, kennyS, flusha, get_right the top four
2015-01-13 21:57
so snax/pasha above shox? not to mention flusha who was shit in first half with fnatic until they merged with lgb
2015-01-13 21:46
Wtf, hltv is drunk
2015-01-13 21:49
#451
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Greece her-1g 
expected. bad season for shoxie this year
2015-01-13 21:56
1 jw 2 get_Right 3 f0rest 4 flusha 5 kennys 6 snax 7 pasha
2015-01-13 21:57
#461
HEN1 | 
Poland maxiu 
it wasnt year of gtr an forest ... sa :D but i think to maybe pasha and snax higher
2015-01-13 22:16
#454
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Spain akproxx 
im done htlv pls snax and pasha> shox HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2015-01-13 21:58
At this point I feels like 4/5 of the top 5 will be from Sweden. This is getting ridiculous.
2015-01-13 21:59
<3
2015-01-13 22:14
<3
2015-01-13 22:20
</3
2015-01-13 22:22
Holyfuck them event ratings.
2015-01-13 22:21
#465
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Slovakia Kurki 
xfrfy suck..shoxie will be in top 5 not 8...if skadoodle or some shit from americian or danish like fetish delete this ranking ty...
2015-01-13 22:22
Mad fanboy? Xtrfy doesn't do the ranking, It's HLTV, Xtrfy is just a sponsor.
2015-01-14 00:52
mad fanboy is mad, read the article and you will get it
2015-01-14 13:31
ok ..... GG
2015-01-13 22:23
........mmmmm
2015-01-13 22:24
Lol at those who tought he was top 5. He was inconsistent and underperformed on several tournaments. Yes, he had a few amazing ones and we know his potential, but that doesn't get you into top 5. You need to be consistent.
2015-01-13 22:27
lol you didnt read the article,just commented like a tard,look at his event retards kid.
2015-01-13 22:33
Why would someone have to read the article to have an opinion (if I had not)? I've followed all the events and it's a fact shox haven't lived up to his massive potential in many of the big games during 2014 and compared to the players that will form the top 7 he's been inconsistent. He's not worthy of top 5 for 2014 and it's obvious to everyone who has a decent understanding of CS and has followed the events. Simple as that. Unlike you I can actually form my opinion and doesn't need to read articles to have one, so I wonder who's the "tard" here.
2015-01-13 22:47
.... RIOT !!!!!
2015-01-13 22:47
jw and flusha will be top 5. lolollololol
2015-01-13 23:04
except him to be higher but gratz anyway!
2015-01-13 23:06
expected.
2015-01-13 23:09
1.GTR 2.JW 3.f0rest 4.Snax 5.kennyS 6.flusha 7.pasha
2015-01-13 23:26
#514
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
lol not expected, rip but deserved anyway.
2015-01-13 23:42
Probably the first surprise for me, genuinely think he should have been higher.
2015-01-14 00:02
are you kidding me?! 8??? He's shoule be top 3.... omg... all the year hes show for us crazy game... and 8.... thats all..
2015-01-14 00:13
haahahahhahaha
2015-01-14 00:17
you will put snax, pasha, f0rest and some fnatic low above him? WTF
2015-01-14 00:20
#549
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
ofc jw and flusha will be above him f0rest gtr aswell are you smoking weed?
2015-01-14 02:46
Shox at 8th place? Gotta be a fucking joke. God i will break my fucking keyboard when i see these fnatic cheaters above shox. Fuck you
2015-01-14 00:38
shox higher than krimz and olof?
2015-01-14 01:01
throughout the year, yes.
2015-01-14 00:59
whoops this wasn't supposed to happend haha
2015-01-14 01:01
haha big joke shox only 8th really he should have been top 5 AT LEAST
2015-01-14 01:27
what the fuck???? SHOX ONLY 8? FOR ME HE IS THE BEST EZ, LOL.
2015-01-14 01:59
#548
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
ze best
2015-01-14 02:45
As a fan of both shox & pasha, I agree shox had a sloppy year but I definitely disagree with pasha being in a better rank.
2015-01-14 03:09
List made by sweeds as always
2015-01-14 04:47
ROFL, all the shox fanboys are crying like bitches right now this is a reality check, please accept it
2015-01-14 04:55
Shox is a good player, but this year wasn't for him, he did good and he did not so good. He has been inconsistent and hasn't fully liven up to his great performance, this year. But lets hope he is more consistent and does a better performance in 2015.
2015-01-14 05:31
8th? HAHAHAHAH This toplist is full of shit tbh.
2015-01-14 06:36
Shox 8 ??OMFG m fucking shoxeDDDD
2015-01-14 06:43
Great spot for Shox, Hltv has done a great job with the rankings although, i definitely saw Neo at the 18-20 spot but it's been good so far
2015-01-14 07:02
#577
France yvo 
Xtrfy perform NiP no? ...
2015-01-14 08:58
#578
f0rest | 
Lithuania TaigoN 
These comments just show how much clueless people and blind fanboys are on this site. Rankings are good so far.
2015-01-14 09:09
#579
World doh 
there u go, shox is OVERRATED !!
2015-01-14 10:20
I don't think so .. shox is really good but he doesn't won a lot like NiP .. next year , when LDLC will stay together , he can be on better place
2015-01-14 12:20
shoxie noob always bottomfrag on MM
2015-01-14 12:28
#584
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Brazil woody77 
1- GTR 2- forest 3- jw 4- KennyS 5- Flusha 6- Pasha 7- Edward/Hiko/simple or Snax Shox and NBK deserved to be better placed for what the LDLC has done in year , is a joke any player of LDLC in the top 5.
2015-01-14 13:09
Looking at the comments I can see only crybaby fanboys who have no clue about the statistics and such... 12yo greasy kids... That would explain hate threads and similar. GeT_ReKt_Sh0xIe_FaNgIrLs
2015-01-14 13:35
LOL? Shox is TOP 1. What are you doing hltv? Remenber this year, not 2013, omg.
2015-01-14 13:56
are u kidding me ROFL
2015-01-14 15:03
This is fucking joke
2015-01-14 15:57
first joke: KRIMZ 9th second joke: shox 7th next joke please
2015-01-14 18:08
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Randoms players rank Global Elite in MM They are maximum strong mouse Karrigan fnatic olofmeister virtus.pro pasza NIP Get_RiGht NIP Forest MM vs randoms youtube.com/watch?v=OpJgbuPlvzY
2015-01-15 00:05
#618
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Russia e1em3nt 
MOUSE KARRIGAN ?? WHATT!!?? dgnts karrigan
2015-01-17 17:22
where is the entire list? so pissed... wtf show me the entire list!!!
2015-01-18 09:09
hey
2015-01-18 21:41
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