Katowice day one top performers

Day one came to a close at ESL One Katowice 2015 and we can now take a look back at the top performers of the group stage.

The first major of the year commenced this Thursday and we saw 20 matches throughout the day resulting in eight playoff participants.

Practically all of the best players in the world were in attendance and we saw some of them shine as bright as ever, as well as some new stars earn their time under the spotlight.

Above is the leader board for the day in which we can see who topped the charts in our 24 categories.

According to the stats, the best players of the day were fnatic's Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer and Na`Vi's Denis "seized" Kostin as they rose far above the rest.


olofmeister was the highest rated player today

olofmeister managed to stand out in a nearly perfectly fragging fnatic thanks to his notable performance against Natus Vincere - 27:10, 2.05 rating, ace and 1-on-4 clutch to start the match.

He also played well in the opener against Vox, and in the end topped the fraggers' chart with 1.02 kills per round. 

Moreover, per our new advanced metric, he was responsible for a +6.3 round share in fnatic - highest at the event so far - getting credit for 7.7 shares of their 32 round wins and 1.4 of their 10 round losses.


seized played like a superstar in the group stage

Na`Vi's 20-year-old seized was right behind him even though his team actually lost badly against the Swedes, as he played great in all three maps and was the team's best player both against fnatic and Vox Eminor.

The other non-Ukrainian Na`Vi member, Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, was the most lethal AWPer so far with 37 kills in 3 maps. In addition to topping all the AWP charts, his kills with the big green were extremely useful and frequent - 20 of 22 rounds in which he got an AWP kill Na`Vi won, and no one scored an AWP kill more often than him (37% of rounds played).


Xizt & co. had a superb opening day in Katowice

Among other playoff teams, not only were NiP's T-sides superb (they won 26 of 30 Terrorist rounds), but the team's in-game leader Richard "Xizt" Landström shined individually and was their best fragger and most consistent contributor of day one.

Adam "friberg" Friberg also reminded many of his ESL One Cologne form by leading the team in round win shares so far, credited for 8.3 of their 32 round wins.

In other first placed teams Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt led the way for EnVyUs, followed closely by Richard "shox" Papillon and Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer, while Virtus.pro shared the load most evenly among their players with Filip "NEO" Kubski standing out as the most consistent contributor.


kRYSTAL was PENTA's linchpin

PENTA's exhilarating playoff run came at the back of Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend, who put in a monster performance in the deciding match vs. LGB (32:17, 1.73 rating) while also calling the shots. kRYSTAL actually ended up being the most influential player for his team out of all participants, earning 10.0 round win shares out of 35 round wins.

Another player with a similar kind of influence but with less success was LGB's Håvard "rain" Nygaard, who finally seemed to play up to his potential at one of the biggest events.

He put up 63:49 accross three maps and had 10.4 round win shares out of 36 round wins for the Norwegians, including the amazing 1-on-4 clutch against EnVyUs, but none of that was enough to propel them to playoffs for the first time.

Those were the top peformers of day one at ESL One Katowice 2015, while you can check out how the other players fared over at our stats section for the event.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1172
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
#1
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Russia lamp` 
nice
2015-03-13 05:04
olofm D:
2015-03-13 05:07
olof gg
2015-03-13 05:05
I expected so much more from Flipsid3.. but well, with a stand-in on a major must be really harsh
2015-03-13 05:07
#16
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Iceland Iceland 
i expected nothing from them as they are in a slump right now
2015-03-13 05:42
#55
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
yes beating hr 5-1 week before, and making top1 in sltv group with navi and titan, such slumping
2015-03-13 10:45
#75
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Iceland Iceland 
sltv is online we are talking about lan here buddy
2015-03-13 14:11
#78
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
how can you say they are in slump when talking about lans if this is their fist lan? except small lan in moscow where they got 1st place, buddy
2015-03-13 16:12
#79
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Iceland Iceland 
Flipsid3 is basically dAT which didnt get far
2015-03-13 16:29
#80
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
dat attended 1 Lan, which was 9 months ago with different roster, you think its a good set of data to make judgments wether team is in slump or not?
2015-03-13 16:38
#81
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Iceland Iceland 
so losing 16-2 two times is not in a slump
2015-03-13 16:37
#82
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
and i'm implying here that like we found out previously that you say so only because of this result, with no other reasonable basis. Even if they fail at next lan with s1mple, while keeping up current online performance you can say they are onliners, or it's just their level, but in no way is it a slump since they never been higher, for example HR is in slump, losing everything online and on lan, performing worse and worse.
2015-03-13 17:00
Seized <3
2015-03-13 05:06
Stay upped till 12 to say: "Expected"
2015-03-13 05:10
gj
2015-03-13 05:10
BOT Seized :D
2015-03-13 05:13
Should be a great rest of the tourney
2015-03-13 05:17
#10
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
Rain are you kidding me
2015-03-13 05:17
#11
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Hong Kong Sample_ 
gj seized
2015-03-13 05:22
expected
2015-03-13 05:29
rain tried so hard! =(
2015-03-13 05:30
great players, i love them all :3
2015-03-13 05:37
TL;DR GuardiaN is a good AWPer :D EDIT: If Na'Vi somehow manage to make it to the grand finals, GuardiaN is already making a case for event MVP.
2015-03-13 05:41
only 2 NA players in all of it. wow.
2015-03-13 05:53
also in 2 of the most useless categories
2015-03-13 09:31
+1
2015-03-13 13:05
nj jkaem, wish i could see more of LGB :(
2015-03-13 05:53
krystal and olof best
2015-03-13 05:55
man hltv delivering great stats as usual
2015-03-13 05:59
:(
2015-03-13 06:48
welcome back seized
2015-03-13 07:14
Lol, the last picture... seems like they are about to kiss each other.
2015-03-13 07:14
by going into playoffs they qualify for the next major, they get ALOT more money just by beeing in top8 ofcourse they want to kiss eachother :--)))
2015-03-13 09:19
man.. fer is a monster, holyshit..
2015-03-13 07:22
wow, 3 clutch form maniac
2015-03-13 07:37
1v1 and know where enemy with low hp is, even maniac can do that ;)
2015-03-13 10:07
olofmonster
2015-03-13 07:52
damn it no more rain, his 1v4 was so cool
2015-03-13 07:57
In the name of this community, I demand to see a good old "Best players of [Tournament Name]" article! :) I enjoyed those very much!
2015-03-13 08:00
#33
zehN | 
Finland ludiMacak 
rain is such a strong player, maybe he can join some swedish team.
2015-03-13 08:10
He is not a traitor :D (hopefully)
2015-03-13 11:51
LGB need just some more time. They are realy doing a great job! hopping to see them with continued growing!
2015-03-13 12:36
nice work!
2015-03-13 08:16
allu will carry today!
2015-03-13 08:25
Nope... Tomorrow :)
2015-03-13 10:09
rain2god
2015-03-13 09:02
#40
France eenj 
poor kennyS :(
2015-03-13 09:13
no flusha how comes?
2015-03-13 09:21
shocks under performing, shahzam has done 0, was embarrasing to see his performance yesterday... if you kill 25 when you could have got ez 60... is a little relative.
2015-03-13 09:22
imo krystal is totally 3rd place and above guardian so far. even if that will most likely change in playoffs.
2015-03-13 09:34
krystal stronk!!
2015-03-13 09:46
rain very well!
2015-03-13 09:54
allu plzzzz :(
2015-03-13 10:15
JW good but not best (GuardiaN best)
2015-03-13 10:34
will see in play-offs
2015-03-13 12:21
Make an interpretation of this part please "per our new advanced metric, he was responsible for a +6.3 round share in fnatic - highest at the event so far - getting credit for 7.7 shares of their 32 round wins and 1.4 of their 10 round losses."
2015-03-13 11:01
Why there is no teamkills ranking? 1. Shahzam
2015-03-13 11:09
please make best/worst TEAM performances chart. most Xvs1 lost, eco rounds won/lost, bombs planted/defused, money spent etc
2015-03-13 11:42
worst: flipside best: fnatic or nip?
2015-03-13 11:44
cool
2015-03-13 11:44
rain and jkaem showing that they are definitely some of the best aimers
2015-03-13 11:52
#66
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CIS chlenixon 
Too bad HR couldnt keep their shit together..
2015-03-13 12:01
olof extreme meisters*
2015-03-13 13:19
HLTV, these graphs/infographics of yours are truly ugly. Please get a (flat) redesign and they'll be a pleasure to read.
2015-03-13 13:41
EASY WIN FOR NIP!
2015-03-13 13:58
looks like Xizt did pretty well, nice to see :)
2015-03-13 14:12
That's why he's my favourite.
2015-03-13 15:58
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