Top 20 players of 2016: fer (15)

MIRAA
January 6th, 2017 20:00

Number 15 on our top 20 ranking powered by EGB.com is Fernando "fer" Alvarenga, who is debuting on our list. The 25-year-old makes the cut thanks to his incredible consistency, which was pivotal to his team's successful period at the two Majors and in between.

Fernando "fer" Alvarenga is one of those cases of players who have enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence; after all, he has been playing at the highest level for less than three years – far less than some of the veterans in the Counter-Strike scene, including his teammate Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo. But he makes up for his lack of competitive experience with talent, which is all the more incredible if you consider that he is already 25 years old and that most of the top players are past their peak at that point.

fer burst onto the competitive Counter-Strike scene in early 2013, when he was recruited by playArt to replace veteran Bruno "ellllll" Ono, who had just retired from gaming. Handpicked by FalleN, who praised the newcomer’s "potential and dedication", fer now finally had the chance to prove himself on one of Brazil’s top teams.

"I started playing 1.6 in 2012 and soon joined a good Brazilian team, so I learned how to play competitively very quickly. I even played at two CrossFire events just because there were no CS tournaments in Brazil at that time.

"FalleN and I have a funny history. I hated him and everyone else on playArt. My goal was always to beat their team, until when they picked me up. After I joined them, I saw who FalleN really was. I truly believe that our friendship has helped me to get where I am today, but I think that, as professionals, we think alike and we know where we want to go.

"I love him like a brother, and it is amazing to conquer all this by his side. We have been together since the start, we have been through some many tough times and we are still together. That has made us stronger."

In July of 2013, playArt ended up disbanding as a result of the lack of competitive tournaments in Latin America, with Lincoln "fnx" Lau, fer and Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe joining Afterall Gaming. FalleN stayed behind and linked up with ProGaming.TD, the only Brazilian CS:GO team that had attended international events at that time.


fer at the ESL One Katowice qualifier

At the start of 2014, fer would join ProGaming.TD together with Felipe "fbm" Mengue as FalleN and Rafael "zakk" Fernandes were on their way out. It seemed like the dynamic duo were not meant to be together again, but they would reunite months later on KaBuM, the first Brazilian team to qualify for a Major, ESL One Katowice 2015.

"I think the defining moment was when we got invited to play the qualifier for the Major. I really wanted to go, but we had no financial support, so I told the team that if we could not raise the money (through donations and streaming sessions) I would stop playing. And when they decided to keep me on the roster and try to go, I realised that I wanted this for myself."

It was only up from then on, as the team went on to finish top eight in Katowice, while playing under Keyd Stars, and also won the iBUYPOWER Summer Invitational, establishing themselves as the strongest team in the Americas.

Before attending ESL One Cologne and joining Luminosity, the team added more firepower by picking up Marcelo "coldzera" David, one of Brazil’s hottest prospects. As many had predicted, the former Dexterity member fit in perfectly, and fer has no problems to admit that the new player took the spotlight off him.

"At the start of 2015, I was the star of the team because I think every team needs one. At the time it was me, but that is not something that I ever sought. It just happened, and everything I wanted then, and still do, is to do my best for the team to win. Things change, today we have cold as the big star."

With coldzera on the roster, Luminosity repeated the top-eight finish from Katowice in Cologne and Cluj-Napoca. It seemed like the team had stagnated, so before the end of the year fnx and Epitacio "TACO" de Melo were recruited in an attempt to break the threshold. A runners-up finish at the FACEIT League Stage 3 Finals in their very first tournament was the prelude to what would be an amazing seven months for the Brazilians in 2016.

But it was not all plain sailing for the team, who took some time before actually getting their hands on a big trophy. After winning the MAX5 Invitational, a domestic event, the Brazilians travelled to Minsk for the StarLadder i-League StarSeries XIV Finals, taking third-fourth following a 1-2 defeat against fnatic in the semi-finals. For fer in particular, this was a somewhat disappointing tournament as he was ranked fourth in the team with a 1.05 rating.


DreamHack Leipzig gave fer his first EVP award of the year 

Just one week later, Luminosity found themselves in Leipzig for that city's DreamHack ZOWIE Open stop. This time around, the Brazilians placed second, losing to Na`Vi in the final. fer, who had a very strong series against FaZe in which he was the joint leader with a 1.50 rating, ended the event with the third-highest rating of his team (1.10) and with an impressive 84.3 ADR, securing his first EVP award of the year.

With back-to-back strong runs, Luminosity were slowly establishing themselves as a top 5 team, as Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács told us after the event in Leipzig. The next event on the calendar was the IEM World Championship, in Katowice, where Luminosity once again fell at the final hurdle, losing to fnatic 1-2 in the grand final. fer finished with the highest rating of his teammates, 1.10, and another EVP award, particularly due to some strong displays in the group stage, which thrice earned him the title of Player of the Map.

And then came MLG Columbus. Luminosity surpassed everyone's expectations and finally broke their duck, winning the title after a sensational run that saw them lose just one map, against Virtus.pro in the quarter-finals. fer had just the fourth highest rating of his team (1.08), but it is worth noting that his best individual performances came right in the grand final, when he was Luminosity's second best performer (1.37 rating, 99.4 ADR).


Winning MLG Columbus was a very emotional moment for fer 

Luminosity had finally done it. They had won the biggest payout in the history of Counter-Strike, little over a year after struggling for cash to make the trip to Katowice. fer could not contain his emotion after the win and burst into tears.

"We had been battling to reach the top for a long time, and it had always been very hard. We had played at three Majors before Columbus and had to make some lineup changes, which were very hard but necessary. There were many difficult things that we had to go through: leaving our country to pursue our dream, leaving family, friends, girlfriend, etc, behind to go after something that meant a lot to us. In that moment, all the hardships that we had experienced went through my mind, and it was just too much to take."

Luminosity were then given a reality check as they went out in the groups at DreamHack Masters Malmö following a shock 1-2 defeat against TyLoo, who were still struggling to perform at an international level. fer had the second best rating of Luminosity (1.20, 12% above the team's average) and led the tournament statistics in terms of assists per round (0.20). This was also the event in which he had his highest Impact Rating of the year, 1.39.

The Brazilians went back to North America for DreamHack Austin, where they returned to winning ways, taking home the title without dropping a single map. Despite putting up a 1.16 rating, he was only ranked fourth in the team, but he still earned an EVP award (his fourth and last of the year) thanks to a 90.3 ADR and a 1.25 Impact Rating.

Next up were the ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals, in London, where Luminosity won the title as well, after surviving three close series against Astralis, Ninjas in Pyjamas and G2. fer posted a 1.01 rating, the fourth highest of his team, but he still led the tournament in opening kills and assists. The team's final event under Luminosity came at the end of June and was the ECS Season 1 Finals, in London, where they finished in second place. fer had one of his worst tournaments in 2016, with a rating of just 1.00 (the fourth highest of the squad) and an Impact Rating of 0.94 - his lowest of the year.

Now playing under SK Gaming, the team were dealt a heavy blow as they were disqualified from ELEAGUE as a result of the transition to a new organisation. Before the decision, fer was leading the team's charts with a 1.27 rating and a year-high event KPR of 0.84.


SK were all smiles as they became back-to-back Major winners 

Success came knocking at the door right after. SK won ESL One Cologne, the second Major of the year, in convincing fashion and picked up their second $500,000 cheque in the space of months. This was the first time in 2016 that fer were the worst performer of his team, even though he still finished the event with a positive rating (1.08). And even though he did not put in as many kills as his teammates, he still managed to finish the event with an Impact Rating of 1.15 and a KAST of 72.3%, which goes to show that his role goes much beyond mere frags.

ESL One Cologne would be the last tournament for fer in a while. In August, it was announced that the player would need to take a break to undergo nose surgery to fix a breathing problem. The 25-year-old says that the pain is not nearly as intense as it was back then, but he reckons that he is still way off 100 per cent.

"My eardrum is still perforated, but after my nose surgery it has stopped bleeding and it no longer hurts like it did. It is far from being 100 per cent, since even after the surgery I cannot recover what I have lost. I only have 30 per cent hearing capacity on one of my ears, and that is very bad. But now I can sleep without the huge amount of pain that I was in and without bleeding. And that is good."

fer's first offline event since his return was ESL One New York, where SK finished 3rd-4th following a 1-2 defeat to Virtus.pro in the semi-finals. fer polled second on his team in terms of rating (1.05), but he must have been disappointed with his performance in the match against the Polish team, in which he was SK's worst performer, with a rating of just 0.75.

Virtus.pro would also defeat SK in the semi-finals of EPICENTER Moscow just weeks later, with fer getting the fourth-highest event rating of the team at 1.02. It was here that the first cracks in the SK machine began to appear as they looked very shaky on every map except Train.

"It was clear that something was different. The team was forced to play without me for some time, and we had some defeats that normally would not happen. That made us lose some confidence, which hurt us a lot."

After returning from Russia, SK got back-to-back second places at the ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals and IEM Oakland. In São Paulo, fer brought in the team's worst rating at 1.01 and his own worst KAST of the year at 66.9%, while in Oakland he was the team's third-best performer with a 1.03 rating. In both cases, fer's numbers were down on their usual in the grand final - he was ranked fourth against Cloud9 with a rating of 0.80 and rock bottom against NiP with a rating of 0.88.

After finishing second to Astralis in their ELEAGUE group, SK returned to Atlanta to face another Danish team, dignitas, in the quarter-finals. The Brazilians survived a three-map game that went down to the wire but were then defeated by Astralis on two maps. In this tournament, fer was ranked third in his team, with a 1.06 rating and a +5 KDD.

For the final event of the year, the ECS Season 2 finals, SK brought in Portuguese veteran Ricardo "fox" Pacheco to replace fnx. fer put in a team-leading performance against Immortals with a 1.33 rating (the next closest player was coldzera at 1.09), but he was in the red for pretty much the rest of the tournament, still finishing as SK's second best player with a 1.00 rating.

When asked to name one tournament in particular in which he was happy with his performances, fer simply had this to say:

"My memory is terrible. FalleN needs to give me our tactics twice every time. I could even open up the stats log to take a look, but even then I would not be able to name one in particular."

Why is he the 15th best player of 2016?

Despite his aggressive playstyle, which costs him his life in many rounds, fer was the only player with a positive rating in every tournament he attended. His consistency over the year, which can be seen in the fact that he was above average in kills per round and ADR at every event, is the main factor why he made our top 20 list for the first time in his career.

fer's 1.08 rating at Majors and 1.07 rating at the other 12 big events he attended also make a compelling case for his place in our ranking. His stats become even more relevant if one considers that he reached top four in 12 of those 14 big events, which means he was thoroughly tested against top teams.

It is worth remembering that fer picked up four EVP awards, one of them at the MLG Columbus Major, largely thanks to a fantastic performance in the grand final (1.37 rating, 99 ADR). At the IEM World Championship, one of the other three events (the remaining two being DreamHack Leipzig and DreamHack Austin), he was also the team's best player.

"I have created my playstyle over time. I like to be an aggressive player, I like to mess with my opponent and to make my teammates’ game flow through information or an opening kill. This was a style that I came up with and that worked out well for the team and for the way that I like to play.

"My team is used to me playing aggressively and opening up several routes for them. Those who work hard get better, and I am no exception. I have always perfected my style, and I also try to play differently sometimes to confuse our opponent. Improvisation can be good and bad.

"You need to learn when you can or cannot improvise, but, on the other hand, only those who take risks deserve to experience greatness. My team asks me to do what I want, and if it goes wrong they will cover me.”

With a team-leading 83.2 ADR, he was ranked seventh in the world. Even though a significant portion of his damage did not lead to kills (23.4 per round, the ninth biggest "support damage"), it did result in 0.17 assists per round (the third highest), making him an important contributor all the time.

He had a worse than average 0.69 deaths per round, which speaks volumes about his aggressive playstyle, but when he did get two or more kills (which still happened more often than average), his team won 85% of those rounds - the second highest of all players.

fer fails to place higher on his list due to still being only the third best player in the team over the year and due to being more of a support player than one with a direct impact. Moreover, some of his best individual displays came at events where his team did not place that well (like DreamHack Masters Malmö and ELEAGUE Season 1).

Bold prediction

When asked to name an up-and-coming player that he thinks can break into our Top 20 Ranking for 2017, fer mentioned two countrymen of his:

Brazil João "felps" Vasconcellos

"He is not unknown, but I am sure that he will end up in this year's top 20."

Brazil Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe

"He is an excellent AWPer and he just needs a chance. If he gets it, I am sure he will take the scene by storm." 

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 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
627
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
536
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
469
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
669
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
984
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
673
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.79
Maps played:
78
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
227
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Brazil Bruno 'ellllll' Ono
Bruno 'ellllll' Ono
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.65
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.48
DPR:
0.79
APR:
0.11
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
412
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Brazil Felipe 'fbm' Mengue
Felipe 'fbm' Mengue
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
58
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
Wow fer as 15th didn't expect him to be that low to be honest, this years rankings are truly surprising so curious for top10 already.
2017-01-06 20:03
overrated
2017-01-06 20:04
#58
NiKo | 
Bangladesh XalYWero 
overrated
2017-01-06 20:05
#102
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United Kingdom trtr098 
EZ 4 ENCE.ASUSROG
2017-01-06 20:17
#164
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Germany No_Kappa 
Except fnx, I was expecting SK roster to be top 10 with Coldzera #1 and FalleN #2 or #3. Curious to see who HLTV considers to have had a better 2016 than fer.
2017-01-06 20:44
overated asf
2017-01-07 06:28
#109
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Brazil bandicoot 
hater
2017-01-06 20:20
#291
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Europe wonz64 
Fer is back!
2017-01-07 11:57
teach me ur ways
2017-01-06 20:04
#36
JW | 
Sweden reverentan 
he should not even be in top 20
2017-01-06 20:04
whats wrong with you, why such a hater man?
2017-01-06 20:08
#116
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Poland CVesCSGO 
not exactly hating. just bait probably.
2017-01-06 20:22
in the end, this is what hltv become, the race for first and bait
2017-01-06 21:20
ok wtf
2017-01-06 20:04
#278
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Russia Korrol 
What do u meme?
2017-01-07 06:44
why would you not expect him that low? He's an eco hunter and nothing more
2017-01-06 20:04
True
2017-01-06 20:35
this, overrated af
2017-01-06 21:33
+1 he should be alot higher in the ranking, he won 2 freakin majors
2017-01-06 20:05
It dont matter if you won 10 majors or 0 majors he dont deserve top 20
2017-01-06 20:36
#161
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Brazil bandicoot 
it kinda does since hes a crucial part of this succes. i think #15 is just fine cause he does die alot hunting for info and pushing. just try to be objective
2017-01-06 20:41
Lol he gets carried
2017-01-06 20:47
Are you braindead? He has the highest ADR on the team. He gets his team huge amounts of information. Also it has been shown by his absence that SK is terrible without Fer. If anything Fer gets far less credit than he should and is just as important to the team as Fallen and Coldzera.
2017-01-07 01:50
+1
2017-01-07 20:12
correcting him: He won 2 tournaments total in this whole year.
2017-01-06 20:50
they won some dreamhack, a ESL, multiple 2nd and 3rd placings. its not bad
2017-01-06 20:55
#198
FalleN | 
Brazil Lk1Ng 
yeah, autimatic and stewie2k deserves more
2017-01-06 21:32
Cold and Fer is a driving force in SK. My opinion fer > fallen
2017-01-09 02:01
damn fastest guy indeed
2017-01-06 20:05
I would be faster then you as I was yeasterday if I didnt forgot about it today!
2017-01-06 21:02
#4
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Finland SKITLITEBICEPS 
congrats fer :D
2017-01-06 20:04
#13
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France kick_shox_ffs 
expected
2017-01-06 20:03
n1
2017-01-06 20:03
+1
2017-01-06 20:04
nice
2017-01-06 20:04
noice
2017-01-06 20:04
wow
2017-01-06 20:04
#27
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World xm3w 
lol wtf
2017-01-06 20:04
#28
NEO | 
Poland m@rulek 
lol
2017-01-06 20:04
#30
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Iceland xijmplr 
ear surgery
2017-01-06 20:04
#32
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Poland trancemeister 
gratz!
2017-01-06 20:04
deserved
2017-01-06 20:04
#38
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China Paracios 
2015 fnatic best
2017-01-06 20:04
We all know that.
2017-01-06 20:29
nice joke hltv, fer 15 ?
2017-01-06 20:04
You think he should be first? Mad?
2017-01-06 20:22
#270
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Brazil Jack3D_br 
i was't expecting so low, maybe top 10, lets see the rest
2017-01-07 03:16
well deserved :) sick player, I'd have probably placed him higher.
2017-01-06 20:05
i was first without bot or hack
2017-01-06 20:04
Fer is not the best, fer is bestest. Actually he's what keeps SK going.
2017-01-06 20:04
#48
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Europe !ncognit0 
OMg fuck that allu bot
2017-01-06 20:04
Good
2017-01-06 20:04
how many brazylians in TOP20 ?
2017-01-06 20:04
5 19-fnx 15-fer 12-TACO 3-FalleN 1-Coldzera
2017-01-06 20:08
TACO haha
2017-01-06 20:12
fer > taco
2017-01-06 20:13
#114
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Poland sajlent 
I don't think TACO will be in the top20... we will see
2017-01-06 20:21
If taco is on the list hltv is a joke
2017-01-06 20:36
#163
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Sweden wyv0 
TACO? LOL wtf
2017-01-06 20:42
TACO HAHA
2017-01-06 21:31
fnx, fer, fallen and cold
2017-01-06 20:10
yes LOL brazil HAHA :D
2017-01-06 20:04
fer top 20 yes fer > Dennis no
2017-01-06 20:05
#67
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Turkey powergs 
Dennis>fer fnx gtr kjb guardian This ranking total bs
2017-01-06 20:08
this rank is not only based on pure skill is combined with tittles wons, big events performance and how much the player contributed to his team to win those titles 2016 was not a good year for dennis in matter of tittles, and fnatic didnt attempt to all big events but dennis sure is a very skilled player, everyone knows that
2017-01-06 23:20
#286
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Turkey powergs 
Ofc i know that but if u look just niko for example he will be on the list right ? And he will be high place.Which mouz win nothing at all but he was insae some time to time.Dennis was like this year jw olofm and krimz was dogshit while flusha cauz he is igling he was medicore and dennis carried entire team basically.He performed day one to day 365.I meam Niko was good like 3/5 for year but dennis showed up like every single game. So that is my point they shouldt do list with all stats basing its unfair imo.What did kjb do this year ? He played awful like 3/4 year and he step up like last couple months but he was taking a lot of easy frags and eco frags so his rating is good but he had literally no impact on astralis 3/4 year.For me glave>>>>kjb but he wont be in the list Fer and fnx played good dont get me wrong they were great but for me dennis had better year
2017-01-07 09:36
#313
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Brazil TonimSan 
I don't really think NiKo will be in the top 20. We are already at #15, but we still miss at least 1 fnatic player (flusha or olof), 2 from VP, 2 from SK, 2 from G2, f0rest, s1mple, 1 from C9, 1 or 2 from Astralis... there is A LOT of people ahead of NiKo.
2017-01-07 21:00
Then why the fuck is it hltv top 20 "players" if they care more about tournament wins this lists a joke anyways who cares like in 2014 kennyS was 6th and shox was 8 lmao
2017-01-07 12:30
dennis was better than all announced tbh
2017-01-06 21:09
#215
rain | 
Brazil Raphzzz 
exactly, dennis carried fnatic all over the year.
2017-01-06 22:01
#57
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Germany NjiNjiNji 
xDDDD worst ranking ever at least 4 players from a team thats getting hard carried by 2 people in the top 20? ok then :D
2017-01-06 20:05
I can't see denis and spiidi in the top20
2017-01-06 20:08
#81
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Germany NjiNjiNji 
nobody can see denis and spiidi in the top20 cuz they suck. whats ur point? showing how dumb you are?
2017-01-06 20:10
you are talking about denis and spiidi, right?
2017-01-06 20:11
How has mousesports two carriers lol. Your joke just doesnt work at all.
2017-01-06 20:14
FeelsBadMan
2017-01-07 01:17
look at his stats..also fer had huge impact in LG/SK throughout this year, idk what ur bullshitting about
2017-01-06 20:49
fnatic had 4 players on the fucking top10 bro, being in the finals makes ur stats even better, thats why u dont understand nothing, because u only look at rating and not against who these players played against
2017-01-06 22:04
fnx>fer>taco
2017-01-06 20:05
Brazilllllllll
2017-01-06 20:06
undeserved fer > dennis? srsly?
2017-01-06 20:06
Knew it
2017-01-06 20:07
#66
Hungary powi 
SK felps confirmed
2017-01-06 20:07
#69
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Poland lewux10 
not a single event with <0.99 rating
2017-01-06 20:08
#75
kennyS | 
Poland kamuk 
+1 pasha should be #15
2017-01-06 20:09
ez for Fernando "fer" Alaverga
2017-01-06 20:08
no event less than 1.00 rating + 83.2 adr + 0.17 assist per round throughout the year = top #15 k let's go home
2017-01-06 20:09
#73
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North America northamerican 
tbh hltv almost rates majors too highly, both majors + pro league were only good tourneys sk won, not deserving of 4 top 20 players
2017-01-06 20:09
#84
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Macau SJ158 
And countless top finishes, guys were beasts throughout whole year
2017-01-06 20:11
Ya but end didn't bring much besides support its not like he has crazy aim or good playmaking
2017-01-06 20:19
#110
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Macau SJ158 
I disagree, guy is a beast and deserved to be placed higher.
2017-01-06 20:20
I'm talking bout fnx fer is good
2017-01-06 20:25
Agreed
2017-01-06 20:14
#238
cogu | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
the cry is free
2017-01-06 23:24
#76
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Brazil chococaine 
kng is coming to na in 2017, the best brazilian player playing in brazil
2017-01-06 20:10
#78
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Poland Hell2k 
Lol he deserved top 10
2017-01-06 20:09
+1
2017-01-06 20:13
How? He got carried by fallen and coldzera
2017-01-06 20:38
#213
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Brazil Collee 
How? He got carried by autimatic
2017-01-06 22:00
#237
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Portugal dracø 
Autimatic in the major? I arent think that lul
2017-01-06 23:21
dennis>
2017-01-06 20:10
#83
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France t3r4byt3 
fer top 10 imo, what a player
2017-01-06 20:10
#90
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Russia YsvLive 
5 player SK in top20? Oh wait, Bot taco... okay 4 player
2017-01-06 20:13
#96
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China Paracios 
4 fnatic player in top10 last year
2017-01-06 20:15
Shit rankings. Fer is shit. Couldn't comtrol his girl and fnx lost his place and his chance. Retardo rankings
2017-01-06 20:15
#95
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Brazil Luca0 
deserved
2017-01-06 20:15
WTF
2017-01-06 20:15
-dennis -fnx -get_right -guardian -kjaerbye -fer next: -flamie -aizy -flusha -byali -niko -scream -f0rest -kennyS -shox -s1mple -snax -device -fallen -coldzera
2017-01-06 20:16
kennys? why the fuck only french will be shox
2017-01-06 20:32
big events in 2016, kennyS has a top10 rating in stats which is quite impressive with how poor nV have been: hltv.org/?pageid=181&statsfilter=2825 I think he is a top20 player, maybe he doesn't deserve it as the team has been horrible not making any final of even smaller events.
2017-01-07 00:46
#99
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North America bloodwolf1710 
I get fer being top 20 because he's a good player but fnx shouldn't be
2017-01-06 20:16
#100
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Canada DiggerNick 
He even played Crossfire LUL
2017-01-06 20:16
what? fallen, hen1 and lucas played too
2017-01-06 22:13
"he is already 25 years old and that most of the top players are past their peak at that point" MIRAA pls
2017-01-06 20:17
#105
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Poland DizzeyKing 
This is because mr x bang his girlfriend? :)
2017-01-06 20:18
should be top 10 lol
2017-01-06 20:23
fer is a pretty cheeky cunt but you now me on smoke nice with your attitude and altitude which is below 0 but above -0
2017-01-06 20:23
only good because of team no way he can be a star on his own
2017-01-06 20:24
#153
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Brazil RisenNTC 
new fag spotted, Fer carried his team (Keyd Stars) to their first major before coldzera arrived
2017-01-06 20:36
yea he put in work at the major lmao hltv.org/match/2294577-nip-keyd-stars-es..
2017-01-06 20:49
#233
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Brazil RisenNTC 
judging him based on a single game? I cant argue with that NA logic LOL
2017-01-06 23:05
ok have another one from same major hehe hltv.org/match/2294625-virtuspro-keyd-st..
2017-01-07 00:10
#314
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Brazil TonimSan 
He carried the team TO THE MAJOR, not IN THE MAJOR.
2017-01-07 21:05
#315
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Brazil RisenNTC 
Expected from NA brain
2017-01-07 21:53
>only frags against tier 3 in online qualifiers... what an amazing star player omg u guys are right
2017-01-07 22:07
#129
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Poland Marcines 
consistent af, didnt know he played that good
2017-01-06 20:29
#219
rain | 
Brazil Raphzzz 
he is super underrated, the guy in sk who everyone forget about.
2017-01-06 22:07
#131
apEX | 
Brazil XEMBAO 
god KNG
2017-01-06 20:29
Well deserved, but i think he should have been placed higher
2017-01-06 20:33
ez for SK gaming 5 players in top 20 incoming #runSKG
2017-01-06 20:30
0/8
2017-01-06 20:32
taco #14 best bomb anchor in the world
2017-01-06 20:34
Taco dont even make top 30 LOL so trash
2017-01-06 20:40
Wtf elige is gonna be higher than fer? LUL
2017-01-06 20:30
Hes not gonna be in top 20 this year
2017-01-06 21:08
0 NA players in top20. It was obvious at the start bruh.
2017-01-06 21:50
Lets see. Considering that liquid made semis and finals in two majors and Elige playing reasonably well in both will give him a spot in the top 20.
2017-01-11 17:53
That is literally only 2 tournaments Liquid got somewhere. If Fnx got 19th place by winning both majors and having better score than elige, there is no way elige is near top20.
2017-01-11 18:18
Yep you're probably right now. Elige cannnot be in top 10. The remaining players imo are Maybe. The remaining players are 1.Coldzera 2.FalleN 3.S1mple 4.Snax 5.Device 6.f0rest 7.shox 8.?? 9.ScreaM Who can number 8 be?
2017-01-12 03:06
Olof, obviously.
2017-01-12 04:40
2 ranks lower than expected but he deserves his spot nonetheless, he's a very consistent player and I was almost frustrated people telling me he cannot be in the top20 with his incredible consistency (KPR, ADR, APR, Contribution % & KD). 1.00+ rating on every single event this year (rating 2.0 ofc). Grats fer!
2017-01-06 20:31
Agreed, he's the first player on this year's list that hasn't had a single event under 1.0 rating. I mean, it obviously has to do with SK being the #1 team and winning most events, but he was a big part of that success. I also expected him a little higher.
2017-01-06 20:43
#231
tarik | 
Brazil Flepo 
He dont get highlights very often like cold and he doesnt like to be in spotlights like fallen, that's why people tend to ferget him (haha) and i think he should be atleast on top 10. But yeah, he is an inspiration for me, not only in CS but as a person, so this can be a little biased.
2017-01-06 22:59
ferGOD
2017-01-06 20:31
#144
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Kuwait ArisA 
This list just became a joke LOL! XD He should be way higher at least top 7
2017-01-06 20:33
wtf?so undeserved fnx,cold,fallen i was 100% sure of but fer?lmao
2017-01-06 20:33
In what world is fnx > fer?!
2017-01-06 20:39
check ratings at big events/majors and fnx has a harder role + hes more consistent while fer is a wildcard
2017-01-06 20:42
Fer has better stats at big events: hltv.org/?pageid=181&statsfilter=2825 Also, fnx more consistent? Fer is the more agressive and explosive player, yet his stats show that he is the most consistent player on this list so far (not a single event under 1.0 rating).
2017-01-06 20:50
You're probably right.But imo fnx is more consistent and dependable and i value that over fer's explosiveness
2017-01-06 20:48
U know nothing u talking about. Saying fnx is more consistent then fer lol. Fer is the mlst consistend player out there while fnx was the least. Sometimes he was a beast and going 30 frags sometimes he was worse then taco and bottomg fraging
2017-01-06 23:13
Fer plays the hardest role in the game especially CT side. He pushes for information and opening kills and it was obvious from when he was gone SK fall apart without him there to get them a huge amount of information. Also many times he would drop his team a gun and have an MP9 on a buy round and still go 1 for 1 or sometimes 2 for 1. Fer is hugely underrated and IMO just as important to SK as Fallen and Coldzera.
2017-01-07 02:03
ferGOD !!!!
2017-01-06 20:35
<3 ma boooi
2017-01-06 20:36
#155
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Brazil RisenNTC 
nice
2017-01-06 20:37
#160
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Portugal Death_Hack 
Good choice.
2017-01-06 20:41
#165
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Brazil theambush 
deserved more.
2017-01-06 20:45
fer about felps: "I am sure that he will end up in this year's top 20". I wonder why
2017-01-06 20:48
Its as obvious as it seems.
2017-01-06 21:10
#179
fer | 
Brazil cyrax12 
fer rush
2017-01-06 21:06
#180
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Russia bralBry 
Fer has just confirmed felps addition)
2017-01-06 21:06
#184
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Finland raivokkuus 
I honestly don't think he shouldn't be in the top 20 like some are saying, but it is dumb beyond all seven hells that he is placed above dennis simply because his team achieved more. Fer @ 15th seems fair but it's stupid that better players aren't getting the same recognition in an individual ranking. edit: Also I'll actually livestream myself eating a random item of clothing if felps makes the top 20.
2017-01-06 21:10
Hes not top 15 simply cuz his team achieved more man. Did u even read his stats? Also he was talking about Felps in the next year, when he will most likely join SK.
2017-01-06 21:11
#186
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
u deserve my brother! Always a pleasure to see you play We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we Forbes, we star, we neymar friend, we are from BRAZIL! <3 Kreygasm
2017-01-06 21:10
#191
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Neymar friend kkkkkkkkkkkk
2017-01-06 21:13
#1 on hits per round =0 I guess the MP9 helped ps: br csgo would not be a thing if it wasn't for FalleN and fer. It was fer who carried FalleN's teams up until cold joined. BR scene would be something like chinese scene atm
2017-01-06 21:14
#189
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Brazil Charizaldo 
"With a team-leading 83.2 ADR, he was ranked seventh in the world. Even though a significant portion of his damage did not lead to kills (23.4 per round, the ninth biggest "support damage"), it did result in 0.17 assists per round (the third highest), making him an important contributor all the time." It's really impressive. Much of coldzera performance is due to him. Fer had the humility to give up his place of team star and even helped cold to establish himself as such.
2017-01-06 21:12
#190
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Brazil vass28 
ferGOD
2017-01-06 21:12
ferGOD
2017-01-06 21:19
4 SK players in top 20
2017-01-06 21:22
ferGOD top 15 kapappa
2017-01-06 21:23
device and magiskb0y will be in the top3. there, i called it.
2017-01-06 21:37
#269
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Singapore derpydm 
i pray
2017-01-07 03:00
#203
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Turkey W10 
TBH this is not fair. Im not a SK fan but they won 2 major, they played atleast semi finals in all big tournaments. That does not sound fair for Fer
2017-01-06 21:39
#204
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Estonia iceicemaybe 
Fallen top #1 confirmed
2017-01-06 21:41
is stewie even top 20 this year? i thought his entry stats 1.05 ratio and 1.17 rating, whilst handling leadership at the same time and making insane impact frags, not to mention he was a massive rookie at the start of the year, theres no way hes top 15 so hes not in the top 20 this year. But he deserves it
2017-01-06 21:46
#210
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Brazil Collee 
both fer and fnx deserved better tbh
2017-01-06 21:58
dennis is better than all mentioned after him so far (and prolly more to come), but ranking are always bit screwed cuz of difference between eye-test and several ratings by hltv. eye-test =/ rating been shown when kennyS wasnt #1 in 2015 where he raped the shit out of everyone and was BY FAR the best individual in csgo and prolly will be the highest individual showing there might ever be.
2017-01-06 22:00
kennys was raping 2 months max, online, with team setting him up
2017-01-06 22:01
2 months lol, he was raping everyone single handedly with his crappy team.
2017-01-06 22:09
#224
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Albania Heavon 
Not this year. He's actually right, for like 2 months he was decent the whole year.
2017-01-06 22:19
im not talking about 2016, 2015 was my point pre-awp nerf
2017-01-07 04:16
what kennyS did was amazing alright, it just lasted too short, just look at the stats if you dont believe my words
2017-01-07 00:59
He was in slump after awp neft. i would say guardian was better individually. he carried navi whole time
2017-01-07 06:10
we are still talking about 2015, not 2016. kennyS was FAR above guardian or anyone individually for that matter
2017-01-07 17:05
Im talking about kennyS in 2015 where valve neft the awp badly. his perfomance was going to down steadily. while guardian rekting everyone. Kennys had normal perform over all in 2015 this is not 2014 come on guardian was literally above everyone. also every single pro player considered him as the best awper in the awper. Guardian>kennys in 2015 everyone would agree on that.
2017-01-07 17:57
then im not so sure anymore if im mixing it up with 2014 cuz kennyS was by far the best in that year. time flys by i guess. my bad maybe. 2014 he had a rating of 1.27, so might be true. :D but didnt change that he was both in 2014 and 2014 #6, instead of #1 like he deserved in 2014 at least. 4 players ahead of him had lower rating than 1.13, also getright who was #1, just lol.
2017-01-07 18:03
hahaha ofc he deserved more than that device above flusha to #3 in 2015 gets me everytime lol
2017-01-07 19:02
amazing player, amazing year
2017-01-06 22:00
#225
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Brazil spaark1 
ferGOD!!
2017-01-06 22:27
fer=sk
2017-01-06 23:03
#235
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Portugal dracø 
Expected him 11-13 but it's close enough. 4 br players in the top 10 confirmed. It would be really cool to the full team but I don't think taco will be there due to the start of the year.
2017-01-06 23:16
#239
cogu | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
should be in top 10 ferGOD! <3
2017-01-06 23:25
#241
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World Buick 
ez for sk illuminati
2017-01-06 23:35
Gratz
2017-01-07 00:04
The position is right since this year FER had a lot of problems. He is a great player and a very good lurker. He can play in any tier1 team!
2017-01-07 00:08
He barely lurks for them.. Though I am not saying he can't lurk, as I am sure he could.
2017-01-07 00:48
You are correct. \But ill never compare those 2 since ive played with both. They are very different players in the game. Thats why is good to have both in the team. The more different, the better.
2017-01-07 00:52
#266
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Brazil bandicoot 
"could" the only reason SK won big games is because Fer and taco fishing for information on the flanks
2017-01-07 02:13
from what I've seen coldzera does that a hell of alot more of T side than fer. maybe they change it up! fer and taco often went into 1&2 whilst fallen and cold mop up.
2017-01-07 02:39
kng is coming 2017 bitches, start crying NA MWHAHAHAHA =D
2017-01-07 00:30
felps to sk
2017-01-07 00:38
this list is a joke dennis should be above all the players mentioned
2017-01-07 00:57
dennis, GuardiaN >>>>> fer but OK. gg gl :)
2017-01-07 01:30
#262
fer | 
Brazil Nobuga 
ferGOD
2017-01-07 01:41
#265
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Brazil bandicoot 
God
2017-01-07 02:12
#268
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Sweden Mrjohn 
EZ With cheats
2017-01-07 02:48
#271
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Bahrain CRY_A_RIVER 
Most charismatic player in Brazil! Nice stats, deserved ...
2017-01-07 03:16
1-cold 2-shox 3-s1mple 4-FalleN 5-NiKO
2017-01-07 06:47
#294
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
No way NiKo and shox will be in top 5
2017-01-07 13:20
#281
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Sweden Trkmag 
I generally really don't like SK but to be fair fer should be higher up on this list, he is the most underrated SK player who constantly sacrifies himself for the team and despite that he still manages to mantain a rating over 1.0 on all LANs played this year. Playing the role he does and still putting up those numbers is really impressive, so massive respect to fer.
2017-01-07 07:37
overrated , btw dennis better than announced guys
2017-01-07 08:09
fer GOD AND TOTALLY DESERVED :)
2017-01-07 10:48
Hello, any admin to explain why fer is #3 in assist per round with 0.17 and fnx #6 with the same rating (0.17) ? I can't find any other player with 0.17 rating in this top20. Only flusha has 0.18 Thanks !
2017-01-07 11:35
#293
NEO | 
Poland Xachariah 
Maybe the #4 and #5 guys were being consider in "broad list" i.e. TOP 25 or so and they are not going to be included in the TOP 20, but still they have bigger assist per round? That's the best explanation I can find :D
2017-01-07 13:19
Yea, flusha is first with 0.18 and then 6 players have 0.17 (Xyp9x, fer, Zeus, ANGE1, fnx, gla1ve), it's just decimals ordering them. All the stats shown are not limited to Top 20 players but everyone who played a sufficient number of maps at medium and big events.
2017-01-07 16:28
Thanks Tgwri1s, this also gives an answer to the tweet I've sent HLTV, asking if the notable stats were only between the top20. Any indications on the minimal number of maps that has to be played ? I tried to establish my prediction to your ranking but I feel like I'm wrong on two players. Thanks again!
2017-01-07 16:37
what a fucking joke
2017-01-07 14:08
yea sure
2017-01-07 14:21
well placed, he is under performing now, hope he will get back to the same form this year ;)
2017-01-07 14:59
Lol he is shit especially second half of year
2017-01-07 15:49
#302
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Uruguay zniksze 
fer in top 20 hltv rank? As I said a few days ago this ranking is a total joke
2017-01-07 17:35
this ranking is based on lan performance and achievments. better reading is better understandning and now show this master mind some respect. fer absolutely earned it without any doubt or discussion needed.
2017-01-07 19:35
#303
kNgV- | 
Brazil shigabr 
Fer should have been placed higher, he is the heart of SK. We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we Forbes, we star, we neymar friend, we are from BRAZIL! <3 #RUNSKG #GOIMT #LGLOYAL
2017-01-07 17:47
N1
2017-01-07 17:53
ferGOD silvers who dont understand the game will cry LUL
2017-01-07 17:55
FerGOD, he doesent know what below 1.00 rating is, even with serious impairment and surgery
2017-01-08 03:21
#322
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Brazil waveeee 
a 2 major winner is numer 15 player, u guys must be blind
2017-01-09 04:30
#323
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Argentina Soullesss 
Fer.......fucking joke.
2017-01-09 15:58
brasil make good awpers
2017-01-10 15:45
BRA71L
2017-01-10 15:47
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