NEO tops day two stats charts

We're halfway through the first major of 2015, ESL One Katowice, and we bring you a quick look back at the event's best performers of day two.

Day two of ESL One Katowice featured three quarter-final matches, two of which went the distance (EnVyUs vs. Na`Vi and Virtus.pro vs. Keyd Stars) while the other was over after two quick maps (fnatic vs. PENTA).

Nevertheless, the best player of the day doesn't come from the dominant fnatic, instead it is Virtus.pro's Filip "NEO" Kubski who tops 11 of our 24 categories as can be seen below.

27 year old former best player of the world (#1 on our Top 20 of 2011) reminded us of his old days with the performance against the Brazilians Keyd Stars, when he put up a 75:40 overall score (1.56 rating) and was Virtus.pro's best player in both of their map wins.


NEO stepping up in Katowice

Although just like on the first day all five Virtus.pro members contributed in a lot of ways, this time NEO stood out and led the team to victory with a 58:15 score in the 49 rounds they won. That earned him the day's highest 11.6 round win shares and the overall contribution of +8.0 round shares.

Following closely is his teammate Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski, who played particularly well in the map VP lost (36:24 in a 17-19 loss on Overpass), but was also an important part of the third map stomp (16-1 Nuke) where he recorded a 16:5 score (1.50 rating).


shox in form for EnVyUs

At the start of the day EnVyUs bested Natus Vincere 2-1, and the Man of the Match of that series was Richard "shox" Papillon thanks to his great play overall (63:41, 1.31 rating), but most importantly the 19:6 contribution on the deciding map (16-3 Cobblestone).

His teammate Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt led the way in the group stage the day before, and now ended up with the most assists (23) and headshots (28) for the day while closely following shox with a 60:49 score.

Fnatic's easy 2-0 win over PENTA had different heroes on both maps, although in the end each of the five players contributed significantly. On Inferno, it was Jesper "JW" Wecksell's show as he led the way with 29:13, while yesterday's top player Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer was the best on Cache with 22:15 and 8 assists.

Among the players who were on the losing end today, Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács had the best showing - largely thanks to his impact during the second map when he practically willed Na`Vi to the 16-14 Dust2 win with his 29:17 (19 AWP kills, 6 entry kills).


17 year old boltz from Keyd Stars showcased his potential against VP

A few other things worth mentioning are Paweł "byali" Bieliński's entry killing against Keyd Stars (14:8, 5:4 on the T-side) and 17 year old Brazilian Ricardo "boltz" Prass's play in that series as he showed he is a very talented aimer (wound up top fragging in their Overpass victory with 32:24).

In the end here is a version of the leaderboards with stats from both days put together:

NEO is now on top after performing well in all five of his maps, accumulating a +11.9 round share. He's followed by fnatic's olofmeister and JW, and those three will be meeting tomorrow in the first semi-final.

If you want to check out how some of the other players performed check out our stats section here.

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
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
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
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Sweden Linkoliciouz 
1.6 neo is back
2015-03-14 04:25
not even close yet, but he's improving
2015-03-14 06:31
+1 he will never comeback :(
2015-03-14 08:39
implying it's possible to maintain 1.6 (individual) consistency and dominance in CS:GO. game's too fkn random. whenever neo isn't the best player in the world, you know the game's shit.
2015-03-14 10:20
bestest logic
2015-03-14 11:46
not even near 1.6 form
2015-03-14 09:35
nice try flusha
2015-03-14 09:52
whenever you find a 1.6 major where neo had better than 1.5 rating come back pls thx ok?
2015-03-14 11:05
YA Cus a competitve game that been playd for over 12yrs is the same level as a game thats only been out for 3yrs FUCK LOGIC!!
2015-03-15 14:29
#95
CIS Ume 
versus keyD tho.. so no.
2015-03-14 10:12
#97
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
this isn't even a quarter of the real neo but he's improving i hope he'll keep the good job on
2015-03-14 10:16
#134
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Finland coswell 
Hehe, he is pretty close! Only a +0.17 rating improvement and he is there :D
2015-03-14 11:59
NEO on fire
2015-03-14 04:25
if he and snax will play on the same level as today, they will have a chance in beating fnatic
2015-03-14 10:45
well yes I agree and if VP is planning on beating fnatic it's gonna happen here in Katowice if anywhere!
2015-03-14 10:46
true
2015-03-14 11:47
well said man
2015-03-14 13:00
#152
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Latvia VEVAISMYNAME 
may the biceps be with themtoday!
2015-03-14 13:19
#3
LILMAN | 
Canada LilmaN 
nice :D
2015-03-14 04:25
damn gj
2015-03-14 04:26
#5
Bosnia and Herzegovina h1h0* 
neo mwp :D
2015-03-14 04:26
neo is neo
2015-03-14 04:26
NEO NON STOP
2015-03-14 04:26
#64
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Finland Kryyker 
That grill...
2015-03-14 08:05
It's his missus!
2015-03-14 08:07
no wayyyyyy
2015-03-14 04:27
#9
Argentina Savoy 
NEO THE FUC*ING LEGEND!!!!!
2015-03-14 04:28
OOoooOOO afraid to swear Kappa
2015-03-14 04:29
u play better in Terrorist side, r8?
2015-03-14 04:30
fnatic with 2 olofmeister in stats
2015-03-14 04:28
#14
dktenso | 
Brazil lgzn 
NEO[t]
2015-03-14 04:30
#16
cogu | 
Brazil rESN 
NEEEEO! =) Sick aim by boltz btw!
2015-03-14 04:31
<3 boltz cumfirmedda
2015-03-14 04:32
wat year is this
2015-03-14 04:33
finnaly
2015-03-14 04:34
Neo, Shox, NBK and Guardian these guys played amazing at this event so far
2015-03-14 04:43
#26
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Norway kashmir123 
what about olofmeisteR?
2015-03-14 04:49
#29
United Kingdom Alth 
ye
2015-03-14 04:56
olof played good versus PENTA but not that good as against Na`Vi or Neo against KeyD.
2015-03-14 04:57
#66
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Norway kashmir123 
olof had 27-10 against navi, topfrag, what are u even on about hltv.org/?pageid=183&eventid=1611&statsf..
2015-03-14 08:17
Read again my post.
2015-03-14 12:29
What? olofm vs NaVi first pistol round ace, and then went on 15k-0d even got 16th kill before going down
2015-03-14 09:55
silver reading skilLZ
2015-03-14 15:34
oloftech9?
2015-03-14 04:59
Well the list would be long if i should name every good player but these are the 4 players that stod out for me so far, Rain also played well Karrigan, disturbed, boostmeister, FalleN etc etc etc but these guys also played well but these just stod out and made some insane plays and stood out :)
2015-03-14 08:43
dont forget seized! He was playing great for navi
2015-03-14 05:25
True he was there along with Guardian making things happen
2015-03-14 08:44
wb neo
2015-03-14 04:44
#27
United Kingdom Alth 
Like honestly, I'm happy for him and all, but the amount of favouritism in making this article is a bit silly. Wouldn't have been made if it was another player.
2015-03-14 04:52
HLTV made same article after first day ? hltv.org/news/14466-katowice-day-one-top.. "olofmeister was the highest rated player today" your point?
2015-03-14 04:54
#30
United Kingdom Alth 
My bad, didn't notice they actually did a day 1, I take it back. New feature then I suppose?
2015-03-14 04:56
Seen this multiple times before
2015-03-14 05:12
HLTV does it during every major.
2015-03-14 05:30
I can't recall this for every major, but I'll take your word for it. I can remember them doing it for Voronezh Cup last year, and I think some maybe some SLTV series? Not 100 though.
2015-03-14 05:35
#47
United Kingdom Alth 
Odd, I've followed every major and I honestly can't recall it.
2015-03-14 05:36
indeed. most obvious case of it i have ever seen. not the article in itself but the headline
2015-03-14 08:51
Boltz sick aim
2015-03-14 05:00
Neo K. <3
2015-03-14 05:08
#35
NEO | 
Poland camarpl 
I missed the times when I used to spam hltv with 'NEO 16:0 SK' comments
2015-03-14 05:09
POLAND STRONG NEO > ALL 1.6 TIMES <3
2015-03-14 05:24
Cubesky master!
2015-03-14 05:10
On the complete image of day 1&2 stats, it mentions olofm twice in the highest rating category, "olofmeister 1.43" "olofmeister 1.25"
2015-03-14 05:11
It should read "olofmeister 1.43" "JW 1.25"
2015-03-14 05:19
Nvm it's fixed :)
2015-03-14 05:19
#46
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
nijo is nijo my friend..... nuff said.
2015-03-14 05:36
JW's success in entry duels is just unbelievable
2015-03-14 06:32
so...where is flusha then?
2015-03-14 06:35
#135
Ireland mnc 
mouse problems, not lifting enough
2015-03-14 12:16
#52
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Brazil hugoooo 
When neo turned into NEO?! It always have been neo.
2015-03-14 06:43
he spells his nickname like this nowadays
2015-03-14 06:49
not always, he used "NEO[t]" frequently even in 1.6
2015-03-14 07:03
this
2015-03-14 09:19
del
2015-03-14 07:03
king of kings, god of gods <3
2015-03-14 07:15
heh he was my first pick when i choose mvp of Katowice
2015-03-14 07:43
1.6 neo
2015-03-14 07:44
Good tournament for Neo so far
2015-03-14 08:42
hello, mister obvious. if it doesn't add anything, don't say it at all.
2015-03-14 08:51
just my opinion .go outside and breath fresh air .maybe that can relax u.
2015-03-14 09:55
#75
NEO | 
Poland Elixi_R 
I hope NEO will come back in this year. Then we need TaZ to come to his old days form and VP will dominate scene for a long long time ;)
2015-03-14 09:01
hAHAHAHAHhahaha
2015-03-14 09:07
#77
NEO | 
Poland Elixi_R 
Go back to the Golden5 time or Frag.Executors or any other polish formation bruh. They were dominating with NEO madfragging every game. I guess the "new" polish line-up is able to do that either. Besides - Kuben is doing great job as a coach. I was listening to their POV yesterday and he was giving great calls and he was telling them their mistakes and what they should change in their tactics :)
2015-03-14 09:10
ofc that wouldn't happen. VP's member can't keep dominating long time it was proven in cs1.6 days. sometime they win big title sometime they lose againt low tier teams.but I love to watch their match because anything can happen.
2015-03-14 09:16
Pointless stats when some teams have played more maps, same goes for tournament stats that pops up in-between rounds on the streams when some teams have played less matches, especially when so few matches have been played.
2015-03-14 09:20
yeah that's right. however hltv love to make the article like that. and I'm one of the men who would like to see that status. But I know what u said and won't decide who is the best player in this event from status.:)
2015-03-14 09:25
Which luckily is total irrelevant for the calculation of rating, in fact you'd think having not played a tough quarter final would put some players even further just on their group stage merits.
2015-03-14 10:04
#83
Spain Ayrr 
This is just a reflection from the legendary 1.6 Neo. Not even close to the shadow of his past, but keep it up Neo[t] let's see against Fnatic.
2015-03-14 09:29
Neo>all Poland stronk those times ;*
2015-03-14 09:47
#87
CIS Ume 
versus keyD tho so who cares.
2015-03-14 09:53
They took one map from them. Yeah really who cares
2015-03-14 09:55
#130
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Poland Redrumowy 
Keyd has proven they're not worse than PENTA and I think they could put a good fight against NaVi too.
2015-03-14 11:57
nicely u posted it before match vs fnatic. neo 0-16 incoming
2015-03-14 10:02
+9000
2015-03-14 10:05
Don't forget that he is IGL. And from listening to their TS I can say that he really makes like 95% of the calls. It's really impressive.
2015-03-14 10:04
Neo 16:0 fncheatic But honestly, fnatic is a great, skilled team, probably 2nd in the world(envyus) but the reason they will never have such a respect as G5 is Flusha - cheating man in the past. I know he doesn't do it anymore because of the scandal and improved standards of detecting cheats but the proofs was kinda obvious. From best player of previous year he turned out to be 2nd worst in Fnatic. I have no respect for him. What's funny, he tried to repair his PR with helping the Brazilian guys, but, let's be honest, it only proved his sense of guilt. I am not saying that it wasn't a really good thing but it does matter that he did it - the guilty one. Fnatic with flusha will always be fncheatic. I hope VP will destroy them, because they are true legends that don't have to use pathetic tricks like Flusha did. You all, that still believe that he's been always clear because nothing has been proved, just wake up. Proofs are obvious.
2015-03-14 10:24
Cheatnatic sounds better
2015-03-14 10:33
sounds pathetic
2015-03-14 13:34
Yeah, your constructive criticism isn't pathetic at all.
2015-03-14 15:12
#100
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Denmark jjh 
lets see what he will top after the fnatic game.
2015-03-14 10:24
where is nip Kappa
2015-03-14 10:33
xD
2015-03-14 11:58
Who cares when they play a 2nd tier team and win 16-4 and 16-1? It's not Neo that's superior in any way, it's KeyD who was terrible in those two maps.
2015-03-14 10:42
2nd tier team couldn't make it into upcoming legends of cologne but yes, it's true that they are super on certain maps and absolutely crap on some other maps still, hope to see them improving
2015-03-14 11:05
neo the legend
2015-03-14 10:43
allu is gonna top day 3. will top frag 6 maps.
2015-03-14 10:51
yea so good vs cloud9, 3dmax, keyd rofl
2015-03-14 11:07
expected
2015-03-14 11:18
GJ! Then only player to touch CS after f0rest.
2015-03-14 11:23
neo and snax gret performance
2015-03-14 11:37
He's back.
2015-03-14 11:48
1.43 rating, that's fucking highhhhh. if he can maintain this, gg wp
2015-03-14 11:56
#132
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Poland Redrumowy 
Would be awesome if he could keep up this form and become MVP of this major. He desreve it more than any other player.
2015-03-14 11:58
#139
ARTeMis | 
Australia zebO 
It'll be 0.6 after he gets ripped apart by fnatic tonight. Gg vp pole fangays Kappa
2015-03-14 12:30
boltz only 17 o.O
2015-03-14 12:33
How can they say neo is topping the chars after day 2 when nip/tsm didnt play yet? ;S
2015-03-14 12:37
because nip/tsm didnt play day 2? they will be included in 3 day stats for sure
2015-03-14 12:53
easy for NEO <3
2015-03-14 12:52
neo is neo , legends never die :)
2015-03-14 12:52
+1
2015-03-14 12:56
good to see
2015-03-14 13:03
boltz new get_right?
2015-03-14 13:18
#153
Poland PR5 
WOW finally old good Filip.
2015-03-14 13:19
good job NEO :D
2015-03-14 13:24
the game is way too random anyone can be top1 in this game. sometimes you hit sometimes you cant hit. this what i just said is that when you join server you know can you hit or not. sometimes you can only hit when playing ct side and t side you cant hit, randomness as it full.
2015-03-14 13:48
NEO the best player in history of cs 1.6 but its not the same neo playing cs:go.
2015-03-14 14:17
NEO the best player in the world.
2015-03-14 15:32
N[E]O best player of the decade on 1.6 back ! NEO is really GOD.
2015-03-14 16:50
NEO , GTR , F0REST the real monsters
2015-03-14 16:52
Neo MVP
2015-03-14 23:00
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