Top 20 players of 2016: fnx (19)

Number 19 on this year’s list is the Brazilian bad boy Lincoln “fnx” Lau, a key part of Luminosity/SK’s dominant middle of the year during which the Brazilian side won back-to-back Majors. Known to be a role player but also packing a punch, fnx makes an incursion into HLTV.org’s top 20 for the first time.

Lincoln "fnx" Lau is one of the most storied Counter-Strike players still active today. Going back to 2004, a 14 year old fnx was starting his career in 1.6 playing with the likes of Bruno "bit" Lima and Thiago "btt" Monteiro at the local ESWC and CPL qualifiers on teams like Global Challengers and GameCrashers.

It was in 2006, though, at the tender age of 16, when fnx hit the big times as Raphael "cogu" Camargo called him up to be part of the Made in Brazil team that beat the likes of x6tence, ALTERNATE (later ALTERNATE aTTaX), and Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg’s fnatic to lift the trophy at ESWC 2006 in Paris.

mibr, again!
Young fnx and the rest of his teammates after winning ESWC 2006

After that win, fnx remained in mibr for the next two years on and off, winning events like the shgOpen 2007 in Copenhagen and DreamHack Winter 2007 and getting a few deep runs at other events. Since this period, though, fnx was already cultivating a conflicted personality, being dropped and re-signed for missing a flight to Korea with the rest of the team to play at e-Stars in Seoul. Between being dropped and re-signed, fnx beat mibr in the World Cyber Games 2007 Brazil final while playing for g3x.

After a brief stint playing CSS in the Latin American CGS with Brazil’s franchise team, Rio Sinistro, fnx linked up with Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo for the first time in FireGamers, a team that went on to beat his ex-team, mibr, at the WCG 2009 qualifier in Brazil. That team went to represent the compLexity brand, winning the IEM Season V American Championship Finals over Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert and Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen’ Evil Geniuses.


fnx and FalleN linked up in FireGamers and went on to play for coL.br

fnx stayed with FalleN, bit, Bruno "ellllll" Ono, and Renato "nak" Nakano through late 2011. In 2012 fnx hung up his mouse and announced retirement, although only momentarily. Not long after, in early 2013, he joined back up with FalleN and bit, who were in turn joined by Fernando "fer" Alvarenga and Vito "kNg" Giuseppe in PlayArt to give CS:GO a shot.

"I always liked the game, but it was only when I saw that the scene was becoming more and more competitive that I decided to rise from the ashes, literally. I love competing, I love being among the best in the world. Being at the top is something I have always wanted and that is where I feel fine."

PlayArt disbanded several months later, with fnx, fer, and kNg joining Afterall. A week later he was replaced by Luis “peacemaker” Tadeu.

After Afterall fnx linked back up with FalleN, this time in KaBuM, where they were joined by the Teles twins, Lucas "lucas" Teles and Henrique "hen1" Teles, and by fer. fnx would be on the wrong side of a merger, though, as he was cut when Progaming.TD and KaBuM joined forces in late 2014.

His next notable team was Dexterity, where he played with lucas, hen1, Epitacio "TACO" de Melo, Marcelo "coldzera" David (before he was signed by ex-Keyd Stars) and Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves. That team was dropped by Dexterity in mid 2015. Despite being dropped, though, team stayed together under the NTC brand, which is fnx’s apparel company, and won Games Academy’s Golden Chance tournament earning them a one-way ticket to play in North America under FalleN’s Games Academy banner.


fnx with Games Academy at the RGN Pro Series Championship

The last move on fnx’s way to the top was getting signed by Luminosity, when he was brought up with fellow teammate TACO to replace Ricardo "boltz" Prass and Lucas "steel" Lopes. Two days after the addition of fnx and TACO, Luminosity lost 16-0 to fnatic. Four days later they were runners-up at Faceit’s Stage 3 Finals at DreamHack Winter 2015.

fnx’s year started at SL i-League StarSeries Season XIV, where Luminosity started to carve out a name for themselves amongst the world’s top teams after their DreamHack Winter miracle run late the year before. Here, fnx earned his first PotM award. The Brazilian team beat G2 and Natus Vincere before falling to fnatic, the undeniable best team in the world at the time, for a 3-4 place finish. Here, fnx had a 1.13 impact rating, the second highest he had all year, where he started to prove his value in the important rounds.

"The way I see it, either we entered the team willing to fight to be the best in the world or the changes would have been in vain. We finished second in our first tournament. We proved our critics wrong and we gave hope to the Brazilian fans who were still living that distant past called mibr."

Luminosity then had two back-to-back runs to the finals at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Leipzig and IEM Katowice, where they lost to Natus Vincere and fnatic respectively. While fnx had a decent showing in Leipzig, Katowice was one of only two tournaments until the summer break after ESL Cologne in which he did not have an above average rating. He also had his lowest impact with a 0.79 impact rating and his lowest ADR, at 71.7.

Valve told fnx's story ahead of his first Major

Things picked up quick for the Brazilian as MLG Columbus, his first Major, loomed on the horizon. There, fnx crushed any doubts and ended with a 1.14 rating, the second highest in the team, was considered an Exceptionally Valuable Player, and scored green in pretty much every positive metric there is. Particularly memorable was his match against NiP, albeit a Pythless NiP, where he ended with a +20 KDD after 21 rounds and a staggering 147.7 ADR.

"We knew we would win things, it was just a matter of time. We had the structure to reach the top. The ball hit the bar a few days, but at some point it had to go in. Winning a Major brought us peace of mind and took a huge weight off of the team's shoulders."

On the other hand, DreamHack Masters Malmö was a disappointment, but not just for him, for his whole team. Going out in groups against TyLoo showed that Luminosity were still hungover after winning their first Major ten days earlier. In Malmö, fnx was a hundredth shy of a 1.00 rating, but like in Katowice he had little impact and not much damage dealt per round.

Despite the pitfall in Malmö, and now that they had proven they could win an event of the highest caliber, Luminosity started to throw their weight around starting with their easiest win of the year at DreamHack Austin. There, fnx earned his second EVP award and went back to hitting good numbers like he had at the Major.

Having found their groove, Luminosity and fnx were able to win back-to-back tournaments, this time the ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals which were played in England, and once again fnx was awarded an EVP performance after being crucial for his team on their way to conquering the title, including a best-of-five against G2.

The next tournament was one on Luminosity’s adopted home soil, in North America, but would prove to be the most hostile. ELEAGUE Season 1 started out really well as the Brazilian squad flew out of the gate and plowed their way to winning Group A and the Group A playoff, dropping only a single map to Cloud9.


The fnx had risen from its ashes, putting up great performances mid-year

In Atlanta fnx was en route to an absolutely smashing tournament as he already had three PotM awards (his highest this year), a year-high 1.25 rating and 1.25 impact rating, and an 89.1 ADR. Then the Luminosity/ SK fiasco happened and the team was eliminated before they could play for the title in the playoffs.

That wasn’t a huge bump, though, as Luminosity were by far and wide considered the best team in the world and dominating the international scene. They were unable to win their next event, the ECS Season 1 finals, where they lost the final to G2. Nevertheless, fnx was hitting his top form and had again played at the EVP level, scoring his highest ADR of the season, 90.5.

The second and last Major of the year came around in July. Now under the SK banner, fnx was as ready as ever to show he was capable of hanging in the best team in the world. In Cologne, he posted a 1.15 rating and won his 5th and last EVP award of the season, helping his team all the way to the first place on the podium, and therefore becoming a back-to-back Major champion.


Back-to-back Major champions

After the Major came the off-season, and when the next season rolled around things weren’t going to be the same anymore for fnx. SK’s first event of the season was ESL One New York, and there fnx played his worst event next to IEM Katowice, ending fourth worst in the team with a 0.90 rating.

At EPICENTER: Moscow and ESL Pro League Season 4 in Brazil, on home soil, fnx was able to get 1.03 and 1.04 ratings respectively, but still far from the 1.1X performances he had shown he was capable of during the first half of the year. As his statistics dropped, SK struggled to win a tournament, going out in semifinals in Moscow and losing the ESL Pro League Season 4 finals to Cloud9 on home soil.

SK were able to stay as the most consistent during the parity era, getting no worse than a semifinal run in fnx’s last couple events. At his last two events, though, IEM Oakland and ELEAGUE Season 2, fnx ended with the team’s worst rating, something he had only done once, at IEM Katowice, all year long.

"Every champion has ups and downs. I am not a machine, I am human, like the other players on the team."

In short, fnx had a great beginning and middle of the year, where he was posting ratings above 1.10 regularly, with an ADR around the mid 80s, but tarnished the year with a weak last quarter which brought his final averages down. His average rating for the year at the aforementioned events was 1.06 in the 139 maps played, with 80.5 ADR. Most notably, during the middle of the year when SK were dominating, fnx was posting a KAST percentage of around the mid to high 70s, but ended up with “just” 72.6% (still very high, but under his potential) with three of the last five events of the year under 70%.

After parting ways with SK, fnx's future is now in the air, when asked to summarize his year and about his plans for next year, he said:

"There were only good moments this year, and I have many plans, but I will only reveal them when they come true. Stay tuned because many new things will happen!"

Why is he the 19th best player of 2016?

As he has been described before, fnx quietly assassinates people everywhere while the stars get credit for the multikill rounds, and in a team where the stars shine so bright that’s not always an easy task.

"I have always been a player who easily fits in all tactics. I have never been upset about that, I am an all-round player, experienced, a winner, confident and decisive. That is why I am called the 'clutch master'."

Throughout the 15 events SK played this year, fnx was named an Exceptionally Valuable Player five times. Out of those five events, MLG Columbus, DH Austin, ESL Pro League S3, ECS S1, and ESL One Cologne, four of them are considered “big” events. Especially complicated, though, was becoming an EVP in both Majors, a feat that only a small handful of players achieved. His rating at the Majors was 1.14, the 4th highest in the world.

Before the summer break, when fnx was playing his best CS, he was third in the team consistently ratingwise, even hitting second best at both MLG Columbus and ELEAGUE Season 1, and was the best rated player on Luminosity at the ECS Season 1 Finals. While that is impressive, one reason fnx isn’t ranked higher is because most of the time he wasn’t the star, but rather the one who lifted his teammates, and therefore other players in the end had greater impact.


fnx huddled with SK

Putting it into numbers, fnx has some very impressive team oriented stats. His deaths were traded 23% of the time, the ninth highest, he was sixth in assists per round, with 0.17, and was the fifth player with most rounds with a contribution to the team with 72.6%. Other than that, he was the 11th player with the most 1vsX situations won—not amongst the best of the best, but up there—and was ranked third in most grenade damage per round. When asked about that curious statistic, fnx said:

"[I have] game awareness and experience. I always tend to have a present for my opponents."

If fnx could have maintained his level of play similar to his early and middle of the year performances throughout the last quarter, chances are he could have climbed up the ladder in the final ranking, but in the end he has much to be proud of.

"I was able to help my country return to where it should have never left, which is the top of the world."

What did you think of fnx’s 2016? Where would you rank him? Let us know in the comment section below.

Bold prediction

We asked fnx to name one player who is yet to break through, and who could in his opinion become a Top 20 candidate in 2017, but the Brazilian player declined to comment despite being pressed to make a prediction.

"I would not like to name a player because there are many who have the ability to be among the top 20, and if I named one I could be forgetting five others."

Stay tuned to our Top 20 players of 2016 ranking powered by EGB.com and take a look at the Introduction article to learn more about how the players were picked.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
22
Team:
Rating:
1.22
Maps played:
518
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating:
0.97
Maps played:
427
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
20
Team:
Rating:
0.99
Maps played:
329
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
26
Team:
Rating:
1.04
Maps played:
673
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
23
Team:
Rating:
1.01
Maps played:
413
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
28
Team:
Rating:
1.15
Maps played:
1116
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Finland Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating:
0.95
Maps played:
27
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
25
Team:
Rating:
1.10
Maps played:
564
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Thiago 'btt' Monteiro
Thiago 'btt' Monteiro
Age:
-
Team:
Rating:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Brazil Vito 'kNg' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNg' Giuseppe
Age:
22
Team:
Rating:
1.26
Maps played:
160
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Brazil Raphael 'cogu' Camargo
Raphael 'cogu' Camargo
Age:
32
Team:
Rating:
0.96
Maps played:
58
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakano
Renato 'nak' Nakano
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating:
0.99
Maps played:
101
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Brazil Bruno 'ellllll' Ono
Bruno 'ellllll' Ono
Age:
30
Team:
Rating:
0.65
Maps played:
17
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.81
APR:
0.11
Brazil Bruno 'bit' Lima
Bruno 'bit' Lima
Age:
26
Team:
Rating:
1.03
Maps played:
121
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating:
1.07
Maps played:
412
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
25
Team:
Rating:
1.12
Maps played:
560
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.17
Brazil Henrique 'hen1' Teles
Henrique 'hen1' Teles
Age:
21
Team:
Rating:
1.16
Maps played:
421
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.57
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'lucas' Teles
Lucas 'lucas' Teles
Age:
21
Team:
Rating:
1.01
Maps played:
418
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
20
Team:
Rating:
1.09
Maps played:
550
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.18
no autimatic no party. i asked you if you were brute-forcing the thread id.. srsly tho what is this xxx bs. im pissed. hiding the threadid is one thing, hiding the person another. shame on you T_T
2017-01-02 20:51
FNX, very solid rifler.
2017-01-02 20:51
fnx played bad at the end thats why he got 19 only
2017-01-02 20:53
I predict shox at no.3
2017-01-02 20:53
lul
2017-01-02 20:54
Im up here bcs im Best btw monkeeeey nt
2017-01-03 10:15
shox not even top5 lul
2017-01-02 20:59
top7 fo sure
2017-01-02 21:02
shox #1 <3
2017-01-03 02:33
fnx #19 fer #12 fallen #3 coldzera #1 rip bot taco
2017-01-02 21:01
in fairness taco had a better year than fer.
2017-01-02 21:21
+1
2017-01-02 21:26
+1
2017-01-02 22:26
#234
World cl^ 
yeah but fer was playing deaf in all events so botaco wins in terms of being a bot.
2017-01-02 22:54
idk what point exactly you were trying to prove anyway.
2017-01-02 23:24
lol what?
2017-01-03 21:09
device 2nd
2017-01-02 21:22
S1mple second
2017-01-02 21:52
s1mple 6th
2017-01-02 22:36
s1mple 2nd
2017-01-02 23:07
i dont see how s1mple wouldnt be in top 3 lol he has carried lan he has been in including 2 majors even tho liquid didnt win he did great
2017-01-03 14:43
no top 3 bcuz shox and guardian.
2017-01-03 16:00
i hope guardian top 3 is a joke lol top 3 will be cold,s1mple and shox Guardian maybe top 15 at best but honestly i dont think he will even be in the list this year
2017-01-03 17:58
s1mple flashy plays not as much impact. top 6 - yea, but not top 3. and actually guardian 3 nah, think it should be more like flamie.
2017-01-03 18:10
again flamie are you fucking kidding me he will most likley be on there but not top 10
2017-01-03 18:11
I luled at coldzera 1
2017-01-02 23:19
numba one should be dady smithzz
2017-01-03 01:55
+1
2017-01-03 19:04
ez
2017-01-02 20:51
yes
2017-01-02 20:51
lul
2017-01-02 20:51
BRAZIL TOP 1
2017-01-02 20:51
haha nice bot
2017-01-02 20:51
WTF
2017-01-02 20:51
#47 LoL I was refreshing that page 50 mins.
2017-01-02 20:53
dude wot
2017-01-02 20:51
Deserved
2017-01-02 20:51
FUUUUU, I just took a bite of my food and I see the notification!
2017-01-02 20:52
Nice scrypts
2017-01-02 20:52
Lmao with SA net you'll never be first
2017-01-03 00:32
nice brute forcing
2017-01-02 20:52
What the fuck is this bot
2017-01-02 20:52
awtomatic probably wont be in this list
2017-01-02 21:05
fnx he is the brazilian player but the fer he is the gf stealer
2017-01-02 21:12
tfw you have nothing else in life to accomplish other than hunt for the first comment on a video game forum, thats pretty sad tbh...
2017-01-02 21:55
This was a surprise...Didn't see this coming.
2017-01-02 20:51
lol, rly?
2017-01-02 20:51
#10
Europe bueR 
ay
2017-01-02 20:51
ayyy nice job fnx
2017-01-02 20:51
nice post, i like
2017-01-02 20:51
nice!
2017-01-02 20:51
good
2017-01-02 20:51
damn!
2017-01-02 20:51
:O
2017-01-02 20:51
lol
2017-01-02 20:51
wtf
2017-01-02 20:51
Oooohhhh
2017-01-02 20:51
fuuu
2017-01-02 20:51
nice
2017-01-02 20:51
IT'S FNX YOU FUCKAS
2017-01-02 20:51
predicted
2017-01-02 20:51
wow
2017-01-02 20:51
expected
2017-01-02 20:51
nice
2017-01-02 20:51
10 ez
2017-01-02 20:51
expected
2017-01-02 20:51
expected
2017-01-02 20:53
LUL
2017-01-02 20:51
nice
2017-01-02 20:51
lolol
2017-01-02 20:51
lel
2017-01-02 20:51
lol top39 maybe?
2017-01-02 20:51
wtf. Undeserved
2017-01-02 20:51
Nice
2017-01-02 20:51
not deserved
2017-01-02 20:51
unexpected but not deserved imo
2017-01-02 20:52
lol what?
2017-01-02 20:52
all team in #top20 Sk>all
2017-01-02 20:52
You think BOTACO is gonna be in the top 20? XD
2017-01-03 02:04
yes
2017-01-03 04:28
TACO is easily the worst on the team. If fnx is on the edge of being in it, TACO definitely won't.
2017-01-04 01:38
Brazilian bad boy kek
2017-01-02 20:52
fer, fallen and cold confirmed top 18 :D
2017-01-02 20:52
xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2017-01-02 20:52
lul
2017-01-02 20:52
LUL
2017-01-02 20:53
Fnx in 2k17 :CC
2017-01-02 20:53
deserved, well done fnx
2017-01-02 20:53
is this a joke?
2017-01-02 20:53
No. It isn't. Don't let your opinions cloud the facts.
2017-01-02 20:55
facts are he should ve been higher?
2017-01-02 21:01
is this a cloud9 joke?
2017-01-02 21:03
so Fnx>Dennis ok hltv wut?
2017-01-02 20:53
#125
2017-01-02 21:05
yes, he is
2017-01-02 21:51
Just a joke hltv used to it :D Dennis top 15 ez
2017-01-03 14:45
i miss u fnx :(
2017-01-02 20:53
top19? He was the key of LG/SK success.. Imo he is a top10 of 2016 player without any doubt.
2017-01-02 20:53
he didnt play good at all in the end, thats why he only got top19
2017-01-02 20:54
Your opinion is rather invalid.
2017-01-02 20:55
It's the guy who fcked fer's gf or?
2017-01-02 20:54
lul
2017-01-03 02:04
Yep that's him
2017-01-03 02:54
lol rly?
2017-01-02 20:54
looool
2017-01-02 20:54
Lul
2017-01-02 20:54
expected and deserved for fnx , Hope we'll see him soon
2017-01-02 20:54
#99
Denmark cjef 
if this guy is on the list the rest of SK might also be
2017-01-02 20:55
not sure about taco and fer
2017-01-02 20:58
fer is gonna be in the list taco? i arent think that
2017-01-02 21:02
"and if I named one I could be forgetting five others" LAME!
2017-01-02 20:55
its an excuse, he doesnt even watch demos, one time someone asked who was his favorite entry fragger on his stream, he said dupreh
2017-01-02 21:27
dupreeh is an entry fragger...
2017-01-03 01:22
exactly lol. i remember what this guy is mentioning, the funny thing about him mentioning dupreeh was that he didnt know how to pronounce his name.
2017-01-03 02:50
Really FNX>Dennis? You gotta be kidding me...
2017-01-02 20:56
its only LAN stats
2017-01-02 20:57
Fnx played in more tournaments, had 5 EVP's vs the 3 for dennis. Fnx won 2 majors and other tournaments, multiple top 2's, a lot better results than dennis' teams. Why is this so surprising
2017-01-02 21:01
People who says FNX don't deserve to be on this top 20 are just europeans fanboys...
2017-01-02 23:35
how many majors did dennis win? :)
2017-01-02 21:09
I remember today I was browsing hltv and someone said that fnx will be ranked 19th in the top 20 2016 list.
2017-01-02 20:56
me
2017-01-02 20:58
Deserved.. A lot of retards forget that this is about the entire year and not the last 1 month
2017-01-02 20:56
+1
2017-01-02 20:58
only taco will miss top20 players =/
2017-01-02 20:58
+1 Fer is gonna probably be like 13th Fallen 5-7th and cold nr 1
2017-01-02 21:04
fallen 5-7 ? he will be 3 or 4
2017-01-02 21:20
ah well yeah so 1.cold 2.s1mple 3.fallen 4.shox
2017-01-02 21:22
No 1:coldzera 2:s1mple 3:device/FalleN 4:device/FalleN 5:Snax 6:shox im sure about that
2017-01-02 21:22
bad b8
2017-01-02 21:57
man with snax and device on the line i doubt s1mple will be in top5
2017-01-02 22:25
snax lmao
2017-01-03 13:14
Snax had a great year
2017-01-03 15:07
if i recall correctly, device wasn't that good big part of the beginning of the year. recently a beast though
2017-01-02 22:47
Well at big lans only him and coldzera had no negative rating this year, he played really good
2017-01-02 22:58
almost
2017-01-22 01:40
Fallen 2-5th lol , i will not be surprised if he was the second thought
2017-01-02 21:26
I will
2017-01-02 21:55
bad bait ? are you retarded ? do you expect 5-7 fallen and i am baiting ? uk trash garbage elegiggle
2017-01-02 23:17
First time I agree with brazilian he will be at 5 100% about second not rly :(
2017-01-02 23:47
not because he was the second skillwise , but i dont think is anyone who fit more the second place , device had a very good last three months , shoxie very good the mid-late of the year , fallen had consistency all the year
2017-01-03 03:54
That is why I am called the 'clutch master'." looooooool
2017-01-02 21:00
2017-01-02 21:08
4 sk players in top 20 nice.
2017-01-02 21:01
5 without doubt
2017-01-03 04:42
no taco won't be there he was worse than fns during the year(statwise)
2017-01-03 06:13
You will see
2017-01-03 08:20
so Taco will not be in top 20 this year?
2017-01-02 21:01
deserved
2017-01-02 21:02
nice
2017-01-02 21:03
Deserved !!!
2017-01-02 21:05
FNX > DENNIS, I don't agree with this one...
2017-01-02 21:06
Dennis > Fnx + taco
2017-01-03 14:46
True my friend from Bollywood
2017-01-03 19:05
BibleThump
2017-01-02 21:07
Taco should be above him
2017-01-02 21:08
srsly
2017-01-02 21:08
#19... I don't know... I'd like to see the guys above him, it looks like he had crazy stats overall, so it is kinda strange to find him "only" at the 19st place.
2017-01-02 21:10
Number 19 on this year’s list is the Brazilian bad boy Lincoln “fnx” Lau TOP KEKS
2017-01-02 21:10
lul why is he 19 ??? hltv tops are so bad
2017-01-02 21:12
"Why is he the 19th best player of 2016?" You should read below this.
2017-01-02 21:25
cu hltv likes chimps ?
2017-01-03 07:53
Pls Back FNX
2017-01-02 21:16
No frag highlights?
2017-01-02 21:20
at the end after all players are announced a long video of all top 20 players' highlights is uploaded to hltv.org yt. it's been said time and time again.
2017-01-02 21:23
should be much higher tbh
2017-01-02 21:23
#18 n0thing
2017-01-02 21:23
FNX 19 FER 13 FALLEN 2 COLDZERA 1
2017-01-02 21:24
nice
2017-01-02 21:24
now he is enjoying life. Maybe he is starting drug again ?:D Its sad that they removed him from SK, he was a team spirit and much better than taco.
2017-01-02 21:25
FNX <3 Always GOD, I will never forgotten your clutches. We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-01-02 21:28
deserved top 20 now free agent sad
2017-01-02 21:29
he deserved more, fnx the legend!
2017-01-02 21:32
People seem to have only memory of the past 4 or 5 months. Fnx was super solid and huge part of SK's success through the year, he was one of the (if not the) most consistent clutchers in the scene. Dennis is great and he is the only player that was doing a solid job on Fnatic lately. Before SK success, even in Fnatic, Flusha and olof were way more praised than him, after that olof went through his surgery, roster change happened and he became the new king
2017-01-02 21:37
ohh lul
2017-01-02 21:37
Skillwise, he is below dennis but those results are massive so I can't really fault the ranking
2017-01-02 21:44
skillwise he should be way above in the ranking.... but he just didn't like to train.
2017-01-02 21:56
above dennis?
2017-01-03 07:52
wtf hahahahha he's a pistol god, ak/m4 god and play very well with awp... i don't know if he's better than Dennis but i know that Dennis isn't better than him HAHAHAHAHAHA yeah non sense at all.
2017-01-02 23:40
you literally just described dennis in the first sentence. dennis > fnx in all weapon categories
2017-01-03 09:18
I described FNX.
2017-01-03 15:00
hltv.org/?pageid=177&statsfilter=2057&pl.. Yeah he is a very good awper.
2017-01-03 13:28
Yes, he is. But there is Cold and FalleN in the same team, what do you expect FNX to do?
2017-01-03 15:01
Nothing. I just expect from you to stop saying bullshit. Stats like these proofs that he is only awping to save the AWP when everyone is dead. You cant know if he is a good awper.
2017-01-03 15:02
Legend Fnx, best allround support player for over a decade already. I want to thank you and SK for bringing us the spectators the best CS that has ever been played since the old glory days of cs 1.6 what has been acomplished this year is unrivaled unparallelled , a big feat in the history of cs and what a beautiful style to play as well. best of luck to you after the brazilian merge/roster changes after major. And ignore the haters and trolls. they are just jealous minecraft and sauce players with no respect or grasp of greatness. SK gaming is Believing!!! fnx you are allways a winner werever you are!
2017-01-02 22:00
fanboy much?
2017-01-02 23:00
Lul at the people who though taco was gonna be top 20
2017-01-02 22:01
wow, nice!!
2017-01-02 22:13
Lmao. Yet again HLTV's top 20 of the year ranking people on team achievements, not their actual abiltity. Fucking joke as always.
2017-01-02 22:15
+1,this guy is not even top 50 honestly,taco>fnx
2017-01-02 22:20
lol mad because you know that UK won't have anyone here on the TOP 20! Haters gonna hate! NTC!
2017-01-02 22:25
neck yourself
2017-01-02 22:30
wtf
2017-01-03 00:17
They do rank players after their actual ability. They rank players of team achievements and how well they performed in those achievements mostly on LAN. If they only ranked players after team achievements, that would mean TACO would be on the list since he had earned the same achievements as fnx. But obviously he won't be on the list. So yea the players stats and rating does matter, especially on LAN Maybe you should understand the rankings before you make a dumb comment.
2017-01-03 10:02
It isn't a dumb comment. I know they factor in rating on LAN. But they put far too much weight on team achievements in the rankings too, when the rankings should primarily be about individual performance.
2017-01-03 11:41
Holy shit, stop spewing BS brit, no wonder your scene is 404
2017-01-03 16:10
16- TACO 10-fer 4-FALLEN 1-cold
2017-01-02 22:17
^
2017-01-02 22:50
Rofl taco. Kys
2017-01-03 00:13
bot fnx top20, good job hltv
2017-01-02 22:19
The King
2017-01-02 22:19
This guy is a bot,hltv chokes hit again
2017-01-02 22:21
if FNX is #19, then you already know that the entire SK will be between #18 - #1. (#1 we all know who will be) but fallen, fer and TACO will absolutely be between #18 and #2. And possibly even Felps, HEN1 or Boltz! What a year for Brazilian CS! Haters gonna hate!
2017-01-02 22:24
I guarantee you the entire IMT team won't be in it.
2017-01-02 22:33
Absolutely, that's why I only named three of them and put an ''or''. I think one of those three will definitely be in the ranking, plus the other 4 players from SK, of course.
2017-01-02 22:45
As in none of the IMT players will be on the rankings, they haven't achieved anything at big events. fnx the 2 time major winner is at #19.
2017-01-02 22:55
felps and boltz not chance If dennis 20,no chance for hen1 here fer also will be 13-11 TACO wont be there
2017-01-02 23:19
true.
2017-01-02 22:38
You're right. Number one is S1mple. But i know Number 2 is gonna be Cold
2017-01-02 23:31
hahahahhahahahaha yeah right. What has s1mple achieved this year? Coldzera has 2 back-to-back major MVP awards! He was the best player of all the majors that happened this year. s1mple is a great player but we all know the best this year was Coldzera.
2017-01-03 08:54
if you look at the numbers, fer and taco won't be in top 20, sadly. Both has worse stats than fnx, like, way worse. But felps i think might have a chance.
2017-01-03 05:42
D E L U S I O N A L
2017-01-03 13:26
FNX>Dennis? LUL
2017-01-02 22:25
fnx can be great at times, WP :)
2017-01-02 22:29
King cluch, pistol vs fnatic is insane
2017-01-02 22:31
will be #1 legend for fuqing FER GF
2017-01-02 22:33
he retired untill he runs out of money than comes back wins 2 majors again and fuck all the models in MIAMI BEACH ! FNXLAYF BESTLAYF
2017-01-02 22:36
Mad respect, the most victorious brazilian player of all time, I knew fnx still got it Sad they had to part ways
2017-01-02 22:39
legend!!!
2017-01-02 22:50
Dennis deserved to be higher, but I can think of more bullshit choices for the 19th spot, so in that sense I'm pleasantly surprised. Gj hltv. :)
2017-01-02 23:12
FNX BETTER THAN DENNIS! PHAAAHAHAH!
2017-01-02 23:20
FNX 2STRONK
2017-01-02 23:24
lol, I read #11 and thought it was #1
2017-01-02 23:58
first half 0f 2016... dont forget peeps
2017-01-02 23:52
I always loved watching his clutch rounds, its just something. It was just the best clutch player in SK. So smart and experienced player. I love fallen and SK but i probably never get over they just kicked him out...
2017-01-03 00:10
not deserved tbh dennis > fnx
2017-01-03 00:18
#276
Brazil jz- 
no sorry
2017-01-03 02:07
no sorry
2017-01-03 03:51
flag checks out
2017-01-03 10:19
Any one have information about the future of fnx? Form new team with ex-g3x? Good job HLTV, love fnx and the history he have in his shoulder
2017-01-03 00:27
He hangs out with Teles twins a lot, probably joining Immortals
2017-01-03 02:06
And felps to SK?
2017-01-03 03:41
Most probably
2017-01-03 16:06
Cold and fallen top5 cold will be top1 for sure. And fer top10
2017-01-03 00:30
fer will not be on top 20. His statistics are worse than fnx's
2017-01-03 05:40
his adr is really good actually. 80 adr average
2017-01-03 00:34
Best brazilian player of all time. fnx is a god
2017-01-03 01:08
??? This rating is a joke.
2017-01-03 01:39
Don't you mean, ranking? Instead of rating?
2017-01-03 03:50
They have to have some rating system right?
2017-01-03 12:05
Ok
2017-01-03 13:26
u are GOD fnx <3
2017-01-03 01:47
aPEX #7
2017-01-03 01:49
BRASIL TOP1 HLTV STOP TROLLING BECAUSE U ARE EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION, TY
2017-01-03 01:58
GOD FNX
2017-01-03 02:00
Allu top1 ez
2017-01-03 02:36
NiCE HLTV
2017-01-03 02:36
cuck #19
2017-01-03 02:39
Unexpected, but deserved. I wonder how the rest of the ranking will pan out.
2017-01-03 02:41
thx fnx
2017-01-03 02:56
fnx lol
2017-01-03 03:11
More than 10 years playing at high level, not for everyone. He was for sure better (top10 world) on 1.6, but still #19 in 2016!
2017-01-03 03:26
In my opinion, he was one of the best player of south america in 1.6
2017-01-03 12:44
Well he was good much of the year and helped team to win 2 majors while at it, it is baffling some people suggest he wouldn't deserve his spot in top 20...
2017-01-03 03:34
Dennis > fnx lol
2017-01-03 03:48
#VOLTAFNX
2017-01-03 06:56
why fnx ? 19 ? WHY
2017-01-03 06:58
Honestly in my humble opinion, the guy won 2 consecutive titles with the guys, did not have to take him that way. Each person has their ups and downs and we have to understand this, not criticize. There is not one person who has more intimacies with SK gaming kids than fnx. Sorry for the disagreement but I'm being honest, SK's biggest mistake was taking the fnx because it did not go well in 1 or 2 games.
2017-01-03 07:14
Won two majors, placed #19. k why not again TACO > fnx?
2017-01-03 07:23
c u c k e d boiz
2017-01-03 07:34
atleast in top20 at all
2017-01-03 09:36
"There were only good moments this year, and I have many plans, but I will only reveal them when they come true. Stay tuned because many new things will happen!" This doesn't sound like a person giving up and partying all the time.
2017-01-03 09:47
ikr I hope he does well though. Him getting kicked was a shame.
2017-01-03 13:25
FNX- "THE BANGER" HAHAHAHAHAHHA
2017-01-03 10:05
FNX the reason why I like Brazilian CS
2017-01-03 11:14
Goodjob FNX
2017-01-03 11:17
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2017-01-03 13:10
Brazilian bad boy lol gg wp hltv! Also, I had forgotten how short Cogu was. I've always liked fnx and always will.
2017-01-03 13:23
fnx never lost a solo round clutch master NTC!
2017-01-03 14:52
TOP1 f0rest..
2017-01-03 15:02
k0nfig
2017-01-03 17:06
FNX!
2017-01-03 17:33
WTF
2017-01-04 03:27
Gl Fnx bro
2017-01-04 10:14
WE FRIENDLY WE LOYAL WE BRASIL
2017-01-04 10:20
can you believe this shit , the guy who deserve 1st place is 19th !!
2017-01-04 15:58
good luck fnx
2017-01-05 11:47
In my opinion FNX is somewhere in the top 10. I really hope he drops the NTC gay bullshit after being dropped .
2017-01-06 15:24
expected
2017-01-10 12:25
2017-02-05 22:48
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