Top 20 players of 2016: kennyS (13)

Professeur
January 8th, 2017 20:00

Number 13 in our top 20 players of 2016 is another returnee to the list - Kenny "kennyS" Schrub. The French AWPer was clearly EnVyUs' best player this year, standing out with his AWPing, high impact and overall rating.

Kenny "kennyS" Schrub features in HLTV's top 20 players of the year for the fourth time in a row, showing his consistency since the launch of CS:GO. The Frenchman put up impressive numbers for VeryGames in the start of Global Offensive, but was replaced by Richard "shox" Papillon in May of 2013 as the team looked for something new that could help them take over from Ninjas in Pyjamas.

Following the removal from the VeryGames, the then 18-year old kennyS entered a period of uncertainty as he moved from team to team searching for a stable home. For a while it was Recursive with whom he managed a top 8 finish at DreamHack Winter 2013, and then it was Clan-Mystik in early 2014. Over the whole period, kennyS stood out as the best player in his teams, carrying them on a regular basis.

That didn't go by unnoticed, and the call to join the French elite once again came in April of 2014 when Titan looked were looking a replacement for shox. kennyS finished 2014 as the #6 player in our rankings, playing at a higher level than in his previous stint with Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans's team. 

2015 was a year of ups and downs for the young AWPer. Early in the year, his individual level was incredibly high, but Titan - consisting of Ex6TenZ, Cédric "RpK" Guipouy, Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire - lacked the skill to break into the elite tier and win tournaments. After a couple of second place finishes and successful upsets, kennyS made the switch to EnVyUs together with apEX, creating the core that is still active today. 


In 2015, kennyS finally got a Major title to his name by winning DH Cluj-Napoca

Initially, kennyS' form dipped as he underwhelmed at IEM Gamescom and ESL One Cologne, but the sniper was able to pick it up towards the latter part of the year, helping his new team lift the Major trophy in Cluj-Napoca with an MVP-worthy performance.

EnVyUs won two titles in the build-up to the Major as well: DreamHack Open London and Gfinity Champion of Champions, but the downfall of the French team was imminent. After the Major and before the start of 2016 EnVyUs attended two more tournaments: FACEIT League Stage 3 finals where they ended tied last and ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 finals where they lost to Natus Vincere in the semi-final.

"At the end of 2015 we were indeed Major champions and we also had a pretty good result at the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 finals with a top4 and a loss against NaVi. I think that, despite the fact that the result was decent, we slowly started destroying each other there. Also it was the first time we were losing to NaVi, so yeah I think it was the start of our slump."

Coming into 2016 poorly, EnVyUs attended SLi StarSeries XIV, where they started  off with a dominant showing in the group stage - beating both fnatic and team questionmark 2-0. Having come first in group B, the French team moved on to the semi-final, where they met - and lost to - Natus Vincere. The tournament wasn't an impressive showing for kennyS, but he did make a decent contribution overall and had an outstanding map against "" on Train, where he finished 23-8.

In February, Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer and co. attended Global eSports Cup finals in Vilnius, Lithuania, a tournament that boasted a $200,000 prizepool, but lacked the level of competition you would expect given the size of the prizepool.

kennyS stepped up massively at this event - in terms of consistency, impact and peaks, the 21-year-old was by far ' best player in their run to the title. Out of sixteen maps, he was below average in only the two maps they lost to dignitas in the group stage, but made up for it in the grand final rematch against the Danes where he finished the best-of-five series with a +30 K-D and 92.9 ADR.


kennyS and Maniac sharing a moment at SLi StarSeries XIV

"It is always good to win a tournament, no matter the opponents, for this tournament in particular  - except Astralis there were no teams that were in the top5. So yes, it was a “small” tournament but winning is always good and it made us gain confidence as a team, and the MVP title also gave confidence to me. The memory I have is happiness, we didn’t win a single tournament since November at this time and we are always happy to win."

With the an MVP award to his name, kennyS was on his way to Barcelona for the ESL CS:GO Invitational. Broken tag didn't impress at the exhibitional, three life-format tournament, as they finished fifth with a 2-3 score. However, their AWPer put up decent numbers throughout the tournament, with only one below average performance, in their last map loss to fnatic.

Due to the format of the tournament, not much stock was put into the results at Barcelona, but a real shock came in March at IEM Katowice 2016. The tournament featured two fairly stacked six-team groups, with EnVyUs in group B with Virtus.pro, Astralis, Tempo Storm, FaZe Clan and E-frag.net. As one of the heavy favorites to make it to the playoffs, EnVyUs' 1-4 record with only a win against FaZe was a massive disappointment for the French team - and led to the removal of kioShiMa and the addition of up and coming French player Timothée "DEVIL" Démolon.

"Kio felt uncomfortable in the team at the end, so basically he stopped making efforts and it seems like he was expecting to be kicked and he was waiting for it. Obviously the atmosphere in the team wasn’t the same as a couple of months before that, we were losing all the time and mostly in group stages. But as we know the history we also know that [the lineup change] didn’t fix a lot."

IEM Katowice was also one of kennyS' worst tournaments - with a 0.92 rating, 68.1 ADR and 0.90 Impact he was only EnVyUs' fourth best contributor. He stepped up his game at Counter Pit, but the tournament at which DEVIL had his debut for the team didn't go very well - they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by NRG who were using a stand-in.

The first Major of the year, MLG Columbus, came shortly after their debacle in Croatia - and it was obviously too soon for the Frenchmen. Even though they were placed in one of the easier groups on paper, EnVyUs were eliminated from the tournament in last place due to losses to Gambit and CLG - a low point for the team and kennyS personally. Schrub ended the tournament with the lowest rating of the year - 0.69, and was by far the worst performer on his own team.

"At the MLG Major I probably played my worst tournament of the season, I was really disappointed and felt really guilty. We had hopes and at the end of the game against Gambit, I remember feeling really useless and deeply sad. I saw my team’ faces, they were so sad, Dan (apEX) was crying. I think it was the toughest moment of my season, but it could have been worse, I know they were a lil bit angry with me but Dan hugged me and it helped me a lot. We just tried to keep our team spirit."


MLG Colombus was a major disappointment for Kenny

With two last place tournament finishes since they picked up DEVIL it seemed that the roster change didn't have the desired effect. 

"DEVIL was definitely not a good pick, not in a way that he was a bad player but just in the way that he wasn’t playing his own role, the one he used to play in his former teams. So yeah, the integration was harder than expected."

MLG Columbus 2016 was the last event  EnVyUs' coach Maniac attended with them as well. We asked kennyS what he thinks went wrong in that regard and what a good coach needs to have in his opinion:

"I think Maniac was just not ready to be a coach, so he didn’t do the job at 100% and we were a bit disappointed. I think coaching is a good thing, I was pretty sad about the rule even though it didn’t affect my team, it gave a lot of opportunities to teams like NaVi, NiP, Virtus.pro...Those three examples show how a coach can be a benefit for a team." 

"I think for us, we need someone that we respect first of all, someone with a lot of experience and someone involved at 100%."

Things finally improved at DreamHack Masters Malmö, where kennyS was back to being his team's top contributor. He started with a solid showing in the group stage before blowing dignitas out of the park in the quarterfinals - +31 kills and 113.7 ADR in the series that ended in two maps.

"I felt really on fire against dignitas at Malmö, it was special for me because I really love going to Sweden, I really feel loved there and giving them an impressive show makes me happy."

KennyS was back in form at DreamHack Masters Malmö

EnVyUs' Malmö tournament run ended in the semi-final, as they once again met Natus Vincere and were not even close to getting a win over the CIS side - with their own map pick, Inferno,  being a complete blowout (16-2).

The team was successful at the Major qualifier in June, and brought that good form into the ELEAGUE group stage matches where they beat Virtus.pro for a spot in the playoffs - right before the ESL One Cologne 2016 Major. kennyS had a great showing at the tournament, with the deciding match against standing out - the sniper managed 21 AWP kills just on Train alone and ended the series with a +22 K-D difference.

"In my opinion, my best event was ELEAGUE, once again I probably did one of my best best-of-threes of the season against Virtus.pro, and it was really special because it was the first time that I was playing on TV. It was a really positive pressure."

kennyS' performance at the second Major was in stark contrast to his performance in Columbus - but that didn't help EnVyUs achieve a better result. The French team was eliminated after only two maps once again, even though this time their losses came against stronger opposition in the form of Liquid and mousesports. With a 1.06 rating at the event, kennyS was the only above average rated EnVyUs player at the event - standing out with high Impact and KPR as well.

After the summer break, the Frenchman picked up where he left, putting up another impressive show at SLi StarSeries Season 2. The French team had a shaky start to the tournament, as they recorded a loss to Cloud9 in the opener, but they bounced back thanks to wins over Virtus.pro and VG.CyberZen, making it to the playoffs. In the quarterfinals EnVyUs met their rivals G2 and played a series that came down to a showdown between the best players of each team - kennyS and shox. Despite an exceptional showing, kennyS's team was on the losing side of the tight affair - exiting the tournament with a 5-8th place finish.

"Playing our biggest French rival is a great motivation. I felt really on fire and confident during the game, seemed like everything I was doing would work, kinda like 2014 and 2015. I remember that shox destroyed us on the drop zone, which was really frustrating. Even though we had a stand-in (SIXER instead of NBK) I felt like we had everything to win this game, we were leading on Dust2 and lost it because of really stupid mistakes. And Cobblestone, once we started coming back and felt like we can win we just had a really huge weakness on drop zone and shox used it perfectly."


KennyS was frustrated with how his team lost to G2 at StarSeries S2

Despite the overall underwhelming final placing at the event, SLi StarSeries S2 was kennyS's fourth event in a row in which he was EnVyUs's best player, with above average numbers in all relevant categories - ADR, KPR, DPR, Impact and KAST%.

Just a week later EnVyUs were back in action with their full lineup, playing at DreamHack Open Bucharest. The tournament started with a marathon map against Heroic - the Danes managed to edge out the win after 65 rounds to make it 34-31. The first map was not the best for kennyS, but he rose to the occasion in the series against Gambit and the rematch against Heroic to get out of groups.

In the semi-final EnVyUs met Cloud9 who were slowly building steam with Timothy "autimatic" Ta. The series went all three maps, with the French only winning the map kennyS shined on, Mirage, and losing the other two - showing EnVyUs' reliance on their AWPer.


EnVyUs opened DH Bucharest with a grueling 65-round match against Heroic

Overall, Schrub had another good event, finishing with the second highest rating within his team and moved on to the ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals with a string of good events behind him.

The event in Brazil ended bitterly for kennyS - after he was crucial in his team's massive wins over Immortals (16-5), Liquid (16-4) and OpTic (16-5), a loss to mousesports cost them the first place finish, meaning they would need to play against NiP in the round-of-six. Despite his best efforts - he was the best player of his team in that series and the tournament overall - EnVyUs was unable to overcome the Swedes.

"If I have to [name one regret] it would be ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals in São Paulo. We started really well and we failed the most important game in the group stage, which could have gave us a semi-final. Losing to mousesports made us play NiP in quarterfinals which was probably one of the worst team we could have played against. So I would say it was a mix of choke and a little bit of bad luck." 

kennyS had another good event at Northern Arena Montreal, making it eight tournaments in a row in which he recorded an above average rating. The group stage was straightforward for the French team - wins over OpTic and CLG put them in the semi-final, where they were forced to play G2. After narrowly losing Overpass, shox's side managed a dominant win on EnVyUs' pick Nuke - getting the upper hand in the French rivalry once again.

If we add the Major Qualifier match that happened later in the year, EnVyUs finished 2016 with 0-5 map record against G2 on LAN, a worrying statistic for kennyS' team.

"As I said, we should have won at Kiev for the StarSeries Season 2, but then we played them at Montreal for Northern Arena and they destroyed us. I think they started having a psychological advantage on us and had more confidence playing us than we had playing them. That is what happened at the Major qualifier as well."

kennyS wasn't able to recreate his form from ELEAGUE Season 1 in the second season of the televised league, and his team's results suffered accordingly. dignitas and OpTic, two teams who EnVyUs dominated earlier in the year, were able to turn the tables on the 'boys in blue' and put an end to their ELEAGUE run early. This event was one of three bad events kennyS had this year, with MLG Columbus and IEM Katowice being on the list as well - all three events ended disastrously for EnVyUs, showing the team's dependence on their star AWPer.

To finish off the year, EnVyUs attended ECS Season 2 Finals in Anaheim, California. kennyS was a key player in his team's comeback against Immortals on Cache, while the whole team contributed in their winner's match thrashing of dignitas. With the semi-final in the bag, EnVyUs moved on to play OpTic once again, and once again failed to make it through. The French were outplayed as a unit on Overpass where they lost 16-3. On their map, Nuke, kennyS was once again topping the scoreboard, but his team was edged out 16-12 in the end, finishing the year with another 3-4th finish.


EnVyUs had another mediocre result at ECS Season 2 Finals

With a lot of underwhelming finishes, we asked kennyS if he had any regrets or things he wished he would've done differently this year:

"Of course [I have regrets], but I learned a lot during this year, so I’m not sad about it."

"But yes to be honest 2016 was terrible, we didn’t win anything significant, we lost many times in group stages, we’re all disappointed about it! What I can say about myself is it’s just about being more rigorous."

So, as a player who promised to become one of the world's very best, what does kennyS think he needs to improve on, either in the game or outside of it?

"It’s really easy, my biggest flaw is definitely my lack of rigor, I think I’m getting better and even more complete after each year. But I’m still lacking of rigor, I used to be really comfortable and no matter who I was playing I had the same confidence. At this time I worked on this confidence, I played without doing anything else for a couple of months, I played so much that I started being really comfortable and I gained an incredible confidence. That is what I need now to be better and consistent. I know my flaws, and I know how to fix them, now everything is just about rigor."

Throughout the year, kennyS faced a lot of top AWPers - we asked him if there is a particular matchup he remembers, anyone that was difficult to deal with:

"To be honest I have absolutely nothing to say about it, there is no particular match up that I can talk about. Even though I can be in a slump I’m not scared of anyone, I have a huge problem with confidence sometimes but I know that I’m better than anyone (It sounds really arrogant but I mostly mean that I know I’m faster). I know my opponents, GuardiaN, FalleN, JW etc… All of them are so good that they’re here for a while now and I had the chances to play them many times, so we basically know each other really well."

"On my side it’s harder to play against AWPers I don’t really know or AWPers I didn’t play much against, such as draken, oskar etc.."

KennyS closed out the year with a highlight play at the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier

Even though the tournament itself didn't end so well for his team, kennyS pointed out his trip to Split, Croatia as one of his favorite moments of the year:

"I really loved going to Croatia, I’ve never been there before and it is absolutely gorgeous! In terms of events, ESL Pro League Sao Paolo was really fun (we didn’t have the chance to play a lot on stage during this season, so it was great all the time!). And of course it was really cool to win the Game Show GEC and the Gfinity CS:GO Invitational, they are not big events but winning is winning, even if it was not the same feeling as winning the Major."

Why is he the 13th best player of 2016?

kennyS has clearly been EnVyUs' best player over the course of the year - he won the MVP award in their only notable tournament win and was the best-rated player at numerous other events including DreamHack Masters Malmö, ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals and StarSeries Season 2.

His 1.10 LAN rating places him at the 9th position overall, which combined with his individual impact allowed for him to be ranked so high in the top 20 despite the lack of personal awards - he had no EVPs or MVPs at big events.

The Frenchman's impact came mainly from AWPing with 0.39 AWP kills per round (6th overall) and 4.9 AWP kill to death ratio (4th), but is also seen through opening up rounds with 61.1% opening duels won (2nd), and his ability to get multiple frags - he had a multi-kill in 19.4% of the rounds he played (10th). His stats wouldn't be as high if he wasn't able to have the AWP as often as he did - that's why his 38% of rounds survived statistic is (7th) is important as well.

kennyS played only 15 maps in big matches, but he recorded a great rating in them - 1.15 - and had a few memorable games such as the quarter-final against dignitas at StarSeries XIV at the beginning of the year and the match against G2 at SLi StarSeries Season 2 in September.

What stopped him from being ranked higher is the lack of personal awards - his single one came from one of the smaller tournaments of the year - and the fact that 40% of his maps were played at medium sized events that inflated his overall rating a bit. Another negative factor is his play at the Majors - as a result of his horrible MLG Columbus showing kennyS is the worst rated Major player out of the Top 20 of 2016.

Bold prediction

We asked kennyS to name one up-and-coming player that he thinks could break into the top 20 next year, and he picked G2's rifler Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro.

France Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro

"I’m not gonna be really original but I would say bodyy. He really impressed me after joining G2, despite being a young player I felt like he was really solid and didn’t make lots of mistakes - the kind of player who would make you think he’s actually a veteran. Despite the fact he doesn’t have a “star role” I feel like he can be in the top 20 next year, he is really similar to NBK (which is a really good compliment)."

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.

France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Argentina ''
 ''
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1104
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
457
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
675
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Timothée 'DEVIL' Démolon
Timothée 'DEVIL' Démolon
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
338
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1053
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1084
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
560
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1111
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
best french awper worst french team lul >g2 will win major this year >trump will be killed this year >russia will rise in cs >csco will get more popular
2017-01-08 20:01
KennyS was actually pretty good at the end of 2016. I think he can reclaim a spot in top 10 at least in the new French team.
2017-01-08 20:01
Easy predict, well deserved
2017-01-08 20:00
why is this noob top 20?
2017-01-08 21:18
It's like last time he played in Titan people were saying he's going to be the best in the world when joins LDLC but he ended up never being as good, even though AWP nerf was big part of the reason as well
2017-01-08 20:04
TBH the AWP nerf really blunted the 2 most aggressive awpers JW and KennyS. Neither have gotten back to their old godly levels.
2017-01-08 20:32
Pasha?
2017-01-08 20:53
Pretty sure his issue is being crap not the awp nerf.
2017-01-08 20:55
crap = top 2 in the world?
2017-01-08 21:57
pasha top 2 player? nt
2017-01-08 22:14
hltv.org/news/14001-top-20-players-of-20.. Sry my bad, he was 3rd actually
2017-01-08 22:16
Shame he's been shit since
2017-01-08 22:37
Coincidence he used to be main AWPer and his level dropped the year AWP got nerfed?
2017-01-09 16:58
Thanks bud
2017-01-09 19:50
It wasn't the nerf that hurt pasha, it's the fall of aggressive play bring effective
2017-01-08 23:01
Guess what made it? Awp nerf pal;)
2017-01-09 19:51
But pasha wasn't even the main awper
2017-01-09 19:57
He was back in the day
2017-01-09 21:33
cool
2017-01-08 20:00
expected
2017-01-08 20:00
#53
pronax | 
Russia ShadTH 
znajder top1
2017-01-08 20:00
#60
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Australia aucs 
kenny so low now from what he used to be lol
2017-01-08 20:00
#77
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Netherlands RobbieRotten_ 
only 13?
2017-01-08 20:01
You actually clicked this article, scrolled down to commentsection. Came up with something to type, typed these 5 senteces. All this you did in 5 fucking seconds. Dude. Get the fuck out of ur room and get some sunlight.
2017-01-08 20:05
#215
NiKo | 
Bangladesh XalYWero 
Post edited 2017-01-08 20:01:13
2017-01-08 21:28
He still needs to get out of his room and get some sunlight, though.
2017-01-09 15:36
#102
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United States csHyper 
">g2 will win major this year" quality b8
2017-01-08 20:05
cs:co is a nostalgic game that's all. Never will be professional, remember 1.6 times but this is over :)
2017-01-08 20:05
What the hell does this have to do with KennyS??
2017-01-09 02:53
WTF, wrong place T.T
2017-01-09 02:54
Lul, it's him in titan all over again
2017-01-08 20:13
2017-01-08 20:14
lul envy best french team idiot
2017-01-08 20:25
I want all of the above to happen
2017-01-08 20:33
#279
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Singapore ArchNoX 
I hope the second one happens
2017-01-09 03:09
#6
vMberib | 
Finland NotHere 
sick
2017-01-08 20:00
#8
United States d0dge 
wow
2017-01-08 20:00
Kinda expected to be honest
2017-01-08 20:03
I knew it
2017-01-08 20:00
#11
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Germany Fr3shGy 
n1
2017-01-08 20:00
gg
2017-01-08 20:00
#16
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Macau BoxxyBabe 
not deserved imo
2017-01-08 20:00
really n ?
2017-01-08 20:00
#25
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Germany Relsor 
Expected
2017-01-08 20:00
#27
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Egypt Tywin 
lmao
2017-01-08 20:00
nice
2017-01-08 20:00
n1
2017-01-08 20:00
#31
Vietnam t4y 
nice
2017-01-08 20:00
#35
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Finland allu b 
wtf
2017-01-08 20:00
nice
2017-01-08 20:00
lul
2017-01-08 20:00
#40
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Switzerland xijmplr 
I hope this guy will show his best at major :)
2017-01-08 20:00
#41
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Germany mofo_stoner 
n1
2017-01-08 20:00
#42
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Sweden Nibba 
Not deserved. He only stepped up late 2016.
2017-01-08 20:00
+1
2017-01-08 22:31
n1
2017-01-08 20:00
nice
2017-01-08 20:00
#48
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
Grats
2017-01-08 20:00
#49
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Estonia elariBAY 
HLTV ARE U KIDDING ME??????
2017-01-08 20:00
#83
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Estonia teremartin 
nt my mate
2017-01-08 20:02
gg
2017-01-08 20:00
#55
Finland Tekh 
n1
2017-01-08 20:00
Lol worst year for kenny still 13th
2017-01-08 20:00
#58
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Poland trancemeister 
CarryS :)
2017-01-08 20:00
#59
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Sweden Swedz 
n1
2017-01-08 20:00
U fuking kiddin me
2017-01-08 20:00
He deserved better.
2017-01-08 20:00
ulululul
2017-01-08 20:00
Lul wtf
2017-01-08 20:00
Nice
2017-01-08 20:00
Top 13 with no results this year? Hey, that's pretty good
2017-01-08 20:00
Well, everyone always calls niko top 5.
2017-01-08 20:10
#72
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
Expected
2017-01-08 20:00
bodyy as bold prediction this seems legit
2017-01-08 20:01
WTF
2017-01-08 20:01
ahhahahahahahaa so retarded
2017-01-08 20:02
LMAO
2017-01-08 20:02
#86
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
xantares top 12
2017-01-08 20:03
LMAO kennyS>GuardiaN? OMG HAHAHA LMFAO
2017-01-08 20:03
Obviously, GuardiaN sucked this year.
2017-01-08 20:05
#123
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Estonia iceicemaybe 
they both
2017-01-08 20:13
i know, but kennyS sucks since AWP nerf.
2017-01-08 20:59
Not according to his stats.
2017-01-08 21:01
#219
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United States STERBENVII 
He didn't suck. He just couldn't do aggressive peaks any more. But he probably has the best aim with the AWP this year....FalleN has good aim but isn't as good as Kenny.
2017-01-08 21:38
#303
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Brazil Jack3D_br 
Fallen is super good also, I agree. I would say they are almost the same AWP quality these days, repeating; THESE DAYS
2017-01-09 17:52
#327
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United States STERBENVII 
FalleN is dropping off. KennyS has been improving his form. Idk now.
2017-01-10 03:46
#328
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Brazil Jack3D_br 
I dont think so bro, anyways they are insanely aggressive, i really like it
2017-01-10 04:59
#330
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United States STERBENVII 
Without a doubt Kenny is improving. If you see the recent games for SK, FalleN isn't as up in the scoreboard anymore.
2017-01-11 00:30
#118
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Sweden wyv0 
<3 Natus Vincere LUL
2017-01-08 20:11
? no offense fanboy but Guardian was useless like 8 monts, he did well only couple of months beginning 2016
2017-01-08 20:14
don't be hard on him, he's blind
2017-01-08 20:22
okey my poland friend
2017-01-08 20:22
i wouldnt put him in top20, this year was bad for envyus af
2017-01-08 20:03
Lol
2017-01-08 20:04
overrated
2017-01-08 20:04
#96
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France t3r4byt3 
shoutout to all those dipshits who said kennyS wont be top 20
2017-01-08 20:05
+1
2017-01-08 20:27
M A G I C S T I C K B O Y S
2017-01-08 20:05
lol, raging
2017-01-08 20:05
makes no sense
2017-01-08 20:05
#100
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Please HLTV... what the f*ck is this?? Magiskb0Y on 14th, KennyS on 13th? whats next? Coldzera on 12th? lol. Magiskb0Y should have been in spot ~12, KennyS in spot ~10.
2017-01-08 20:05
Magisk rise at the end of the year, I personaly wouldn't put him in the top 20 even if I would put him in the top 5 of 2017.
2017-01-08 20:31
#159
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Well please tell me when Kjaerbye did something good? lol. They won like 1 thing this year? ECS. And then choked as fuck in everything else (Counter Pit, ESL Barcelona, Eleague Season 2, and some other LAN`s. And he is in spot 16?? lol.
2017-01-08 20:36
I aggree, this top is pretty fucked up and I think it's personal. Moreover most of this top is stat based so some player who do great impact kill but don't do quad in counter eco are not here.
2017-01-08 20:38
Dude... you have no clue. Kjaerbye was carrying dignitas in the beginning of 2016, having really good impact and high ratings. Why do you think Astralis picked him up in the first place? lol
2017-01-09 09:12
#290
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
"Why do you think Astralis picked him up" 1. Because he is a young talent, that frags on high level. 2. Its kinda overkill to say that Kjaerbye "Carried" Dignitas in the beginning of 2016, imo.
2017-01-09 12:15
#304
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Brazil Jack3D_br 
+1 about not be in top 20 in that or in a better position than other players like fer or Kjaerbye
2017-01-09 17:54
Magiskboy > Kenny scrub
2017-01-08 20:06
#305
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Brazil Jack3D_br 
no way bro, no way
2017-01-09 17:54
higher ranked than get right.. sure ok lol
2017-01-08 20:06
#148
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Ukraine xphenomen 
not that hard to get higher rating than 0.09
2017-01-08 20:26
Thats played out lol, youre a month late
2017-01-08 20:52
<3 KENNY
2017-01-08 20:07
#110
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France kennySsSsS 
YEAAAAAAAAAAAA
2017-01-08 20:08
#111
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Poland Marcines 
what??? he is above guys like fer or magisk? haha
2017-01-08 20:09
#112
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Finland jayss 
this confirms that scream won't be in the list
2017-01-08 20:10
What?! ScreaM was way better than Kenny this year. He was the 5th highest rated player at big events this year, even above people like FalleN and shox. The players that are left and will be on this list are: device, cold, s1mple, NiKo, ScreaM, FalleN, olof, shox, Snax, flamie, f0rest and flusha. hltv.org/?pageid=181&statsfilter=2825
2017-01-08 20:17
#152
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Finland jayss 
of course his ratings are high, he's a stat padder. his performance usually gets worse the further they advance in tournaments now replace scream with rain and I can agree with those names
2017-01-08 20:28
Rain?.. rain is obviously a good player but he hasn't done enough this year to deserve a top20 spot
2017-01-09 09:15
#166
fnx | 
Poland flikx 
Olof? Nope, it definitely wasn't his year. Flamie? Hmm, not really... I'd put k0nfig and byali/aizy instead of them. Still, I agree with the rest of these players.
2017-01-08 20:38
nV win Gfinity WTF ?
2017-01-08 20:10
Do you think kennyS will win shit in a team with NBK and bodyy? Haha gl with those noobs, Schrub!
2017-01-08 20:11
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOOOOOOOOL SICK TOP 20 LMFAO
2017-01-08 20:13
Nice arguments you child. Stop drinking those energy drinks kiddo.
2017-01-08 20:17
Thank you kind sir, indeed I've been abusing on those Red Bull's because they are not only for the commercials.
2017-01-08 21:56
This ranking is a joke
2017-01-08 20:13
HAHA WHAT
2017-01-08 20:14
Worst TOP 20 List
2017-01-08 20:14
how the fuck kennyS was better than GuardiaN this year?
2017-01-08 20:14
#140
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Estonia iceicemaybe 
they both are not in form this year
2017-01-08 20:21
u blind
2017-01-08 20:41
i can see from your flag... blind :)
2017-01-08 21:41
... u blind
2017-01-08 20:57
nice question, open their stats, compare and you will know the answer rofl
2017-01-09 01:26
loooool
2017-01-08 20:15
Ez prediction
2017-01-08 20:16
WTF HE IS BOOSTED Since AWP Update on 2015 he didn't do anything.
2017-01-08 20:17
dreamhack cluj napoca? rating 1.19??? ..
2017-01-08 20:58
Rumanian DH? No Good elo?
2017-01-08 20:59
?? you said he done nothing well he was the mvp in dreamhack cluj and late 2016 he played good..
2017-01-08 21:00
You know Cluj was a major right ?
2017-01-09 20:30
'deserved' XDDD
2017-01-08 20:19
#137
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Brazil Collee 
kennyS > fer? Wasn't the excuse hltv used to put kennyS as #6 in 2015 "team achievments are more important"? This ranking is a joke since its beggining
2017-01-08 20:20
#138
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United States HLTVGOD 
unexpected
2017-01-08 20:20
lmao xd
2017-01-08 20:20
neo out of the list sad ;;
2017-01-08 20:21
Nice,Kenny
2017-01-08 20:23
#145
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Switzerland GoTMedicine 
April's fool?
2017-01-08 20:23
#149
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Portugal dracø 
This is the 1st one that I can't possibly agree. No way kennyS deserves to be above the past players this past year. His stats are so inflated by how much the rest of his team sucked ass.
2017-01-08 20:27
"That is was happened during the Major qualifier as well." rofl, new meme? Why didnt you ask about the new team, hltv?
2017-01-08 20:27
fer>Kenny, Guardian>kenny, dennis>kenny ....really hltv?
2017-01-08 20:30
hltv.org/?pageid=186&c1=7167_2816&c2=856.. He was better this year than the previous player listed
2017-01-08 20:35
Confusing comment is confusing, if you mean magisk with "previous player listed", nah probably not hltv.org/?pageid=186&c1=7167_2816&c2=903.. and kenny only has 102 maps played lmao
2017-01-08 20:41
And guardian only has 82 lmao You know he was better than these, maybe not magisk but oh wait, i'll stop just read the fucking articles...
2017-01-08 20:43
"And Guardian only has 82" ...."I'll stop the read the fucking articles" xD ayye lmfao Bud, two things about being taken serious: 1. learn English 2. don't give out blatantly false information
2017-01-08 20:46
LMAO Guardian only has 87 not 82 i'm so sorry dude... You contradict yourself lol
2017-01-08 20:51
hltv.org/?pageid=186&c1=7167_2816&c2=856.. well, don't give out links that need you to switch around stuff and then get the numbers on that one wrong
2017-01-08 20:56
Ok now that you just realised you were wrong you're gonna turn silent, i get it lmfao
2017-01-08 20:53
Nah I just needed some time to figure out what was wrong with your retarded comparison
2017-01-08 20:57
TY, I figured it out by now
2017-01-08 21:00
2017-01-08 21:26
#157
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Idk if he deserves stay on TOP20 nowdays... We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we Forbes, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-01-08 20:34
To the ppl who say he doesn't deserve top 20, just look at the stats. hltv.org/?pageid=186&c1=7167_2816&c2=856.. Compare to any of the previous player listed, he is above them
2017-01-08 20:36
#161
kNgV- | 
Brazil prkz0r 
in 2016 fer > kennys any day any time
2017-01-08 20:37
+1
2017-01-08 20:37
#164
kNgV- | 
Brazil prkz0r 
Maps played 102 170
2017-01-08 20:38
#167
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France Fran6k1D 
That's it you just admitted kenny was better lol Number of maps ain't a factor. This is not a number of map contest
2017-01-08 20:39
#174
kNgV- | 
Brazil prkz0r 
more maps = more/less stats pool
2017-01-08 20:42
shhh let the baguettes at least have this, they didn't accomplish anything else in competitive cs:go this year. I mean, it's obvious why he's defending kenny, and logic isn't it
2017-01-08 20:48
Ffs you nazi fat shit cunt! And wtf did your nazi fellows acomplish? You dont even have one single tier 6 player in that shitty country. Can you remeber that nico and chris are not nazi cents. The other 3 shit heads cant have a fucking kill if their oponnent has over 20hp lmao. In the future don't even botter to comment anything related to cs go. Ty and have a lovely life
2017-01-09 05:28
#307
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Brazil Jack3D_br 
so aggressive bro, take easy!
2017-01-09 18:04
nico nico nico nico nico nico nico nico nico nico nico nico nico nico nico nico nico nico
2017-01-09 18:50
ayy lmao n1
2017-01-09 18:51
Maps played 945 467 164 kenny played the most maps though
2017-01-08 21:22
LOOL fer mostly frags against t3 na teams, imo he shouldn't be in this top20.
2017-01-08 21:29
#308
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Brazil Jack3D_br 
hahaha worst comment of the thread! He won 2 majors this year just playing well against t3 teams? stop to say shit bro
2017-01-09 18:06
baguette is right tho
2017-01-08 20:40
#258
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Reunion respectful 
baguette is right tho, sorry but kenny is better than this schrek-looking brazilian
2017-01-09 00:14
kennyS in 2016 EleGiggle
2017-01-08 20:40
#170
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
he is really similar to NBK (which is a really good compliment)." lold
2017-01-08 20:41
What kind of nonsense, Guardian play better than kennyS
2017-01-08 20:44
+1
2017-01-08 21:42
#178
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Croatia mds818 
Ken he ace huh? Overall he was great throught 2016 but im pretty sure the reason he got placed this "low" is because of Envy's failue to do anything in 2016
2017-01-08 20:45
KennyS>GuardiaN??????? Good job hltv shit ranking
2017-01-08 20:45
its 2017 that joke is old already
2017-01-08 20:56
Stop posting facts!
2017-01-08 22:18
sorry please no ban :(
2017-01-08 22:20
well he is good but still..
2017-01-08 20:46
what the what
2017-01-08 20:48
#184
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Europe kennyBeast 
;( cant believe only #13.
2017-01-08 20:49
Would have expected him to place higher.
2017-01-08 20:50
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????
2017-01-08 20:53
"feel like he can be in the top 20 next year, he is really similar to NBK (which is a really good compliment" The Fact that he have to describe that it was a compliment, says in what a bad form NBK is.
2017-01-08 20:53
#194
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Europe GytiZ 
So KennyS and NBK was against Scream.
2017-01-08 20:56
#207
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Netherlands Krin 
Okay, this list is bull this year (again). KennyS does not deserve to be higher ranked than GuardiaN.
2017-01-08 21:13
Hi do you look at stats though? Guardian had a horrible 2nd half of the year
2017-01-08 21:33
#234
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Brazil Collee 
Stats? What? They put kennyS as #6 in 2015 when he should be #2 or #1 because his team lacked achievements. Now he's ranked as #13 because of his stats when he should be #18 at best. They clearly don't have defined criteria to follow every year, their rankeds are all messed up
2017-01-08 22:25
his team was shit in 2016 that's why he's only 16 instead of his real spot top 1 makes sense to me
2017-01-08 23:36
#253
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Brazil Collee 
And how do you explain kennyS above fer in 2016? fer had all ratings above 1, and he had the most/best team achievements of 2016 with his other 4 mates. If this is really the criterion used, kennyS shouldn't be #13 this year, above players like fer and magisk
2017-01-09 00:04
he has a worse rating while being in the best team in the world...
2017-01-09 00:36
#263
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Brazil Collee 
So in one case(2014 kennyS) being in a shitty team explains why he wasn't better placed, even tho he had higher ratings and performed better than the players above him, in another case(fer 2016) being in the best team in the world doesn't count, and a player(kennyS) from a team that almost dropped to tier 3 will be better placed than you just because he has better ratings? Also, fer had the 3rd best rating of SK, the best team of 2016, and all his ratings were above 1.00. He was pretty good and consistent playing at a tier 1 level the entire year. It's completely normal he didn't have coldzera's or kennyS' rating, you can't have three stars in your team with 1.15+ rating nowadays, this is not 2013 anymore when we had only NiP winning everything. Still, it's decent enough to be better ranked than kennyS if you really use the arguments you're using
2017-01-09 01:07
Your point is valid If we only consider the two parameters rating and team achievements, then hltv's reasoning has an inconsistency between 2014 and now, but it is obviously a simplistic approach If we ignore that and only apply hltv2016 logic, it makes sense to me that kennyS is above fer. If two players have the same rating, it makes sense a priori that the one with the less successful team is on top, assuming they have the same caliber of opponents (which nv and sk have)
2017-01-09 01:16
#208
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Poland ekedeke 
????????????????????????????????????????
2017-01-08 21:15
his adr is shit hes not good as they say
2017-01-08 21:23
Most awp'ers adr is around this. ADR for 2016 big lan events: Device: 82,6 - Probably uses rifle a bit more. Fallen 74,8 KennyS 74,5 Guardian 71,5
2017-01-08 22:26
#269
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Sri Lanka 1v1meRust 
"probably" sure he does, devve is great, but he's not better than fallen at awping rifling he's probably the best together with cold and a few others
2017-01-09 01:29
Didn't say device were better awp'er than fallen :) just stated that he probably have more ADR because he also rifles
2017-01-09 03:06
does kenny have any success last year ? nahh , this list is full of jokes
2017-01-08 21:26
#217
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United States StewieOnLAN 
Lmfao wins one small LAN and does shit for the rest of the year = rank 13 HypeS
2017-01-08 21:31
hltv 2017 lul
2017-01-08 21:39
#223
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CIS Shoxie<3 
5vp player in top12,nice
2017-01-08 21:51
undeserved
2017-01-08 21:55
That prediction basically says that bodyy will be in the new team post shuffle.
2017-01-08 22:11
This guy <3
2017-01-08 22:17
by the way can you explain what is rating 2.0 or where I can read about it? I have a pretty good understanding about rating but not this 2.0
2017-01-08 22:23
#239
NEO | 
Poland Xachariah 
It's the new ranking formula that will be replacing 1.0 in a few months (to my understanding). Now only HLTV staff (I'm not even sure if all staff) can view it. It will include stats such as ADR (Average Damage per Round), Impact Rating and KAST (round with Kill, Assist, Survival and Traded Death) and also stats used in 1.0 version. Is everything clear now? Maybe this will help you :D
2017-01-08 22:36
sounds good, especially with adr into rating. thanks
2017-01-09 20:23
#319
NEO | 
Poland Xachariah 
No problem. I'm happy that I've helped :D
2017-01-09 21:10
#236
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Brazil Collee 
Ranked as #6 in 2015 with godlike stats because his team lacked achievements, ranked #13 - above fer and magisk - in 2016 xD
2017-01-08 22:28
You mean 2014
2017-01-08 23:20
#254
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Brazil Collee 
yeah, my bad
2017-01-09 00:05
he was just shit in 2016 OMFG
2017-01-08 22:32
#241
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
bullshit
2017-01-08 22:44
he was shit whole 2016, wtf? hltv biased? dont know shit this isnt 2014
2017-01-08 22:57
you're wrong
2017-01-08 23:18
no
2017-01-08 23:37
#252
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Reunion respectful 
read the article maybe
2017-01-09 00:01
undeserved spot in top 20
2017-01-09 00:05
#257
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Reunion respectful 
read the article maybe
2017-01-09 00:07
he cant read, stop the abuse
2017-01-09 14:53
#256
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Reunion respectful 
triggered br, kennyS>fer deal with it
2017-01-09 00:15
The French teams had the worst year yet lol. Still somehow KennyS gets 12th place? What?
2017-01-09 01:03
#264
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Brazil Collee 
Envyus almost dropped to a tier 3 level this year. It's a joke having him better placed than players like fer and magisk
2017-01-09 01:10
magisk wasnt anything special until late 2016, so he can be glad that he even made the top 20 at all. fers stats are mostly vs NA teams which means basically nothing, Envy was shit but at least they played most matches vs t1/2 teams and kenny was pretty solid compared to the rest of his team.
2017-01-09 01:33
Top 20 players of 2016: zadiak (1)
2017-01-09 01:22
hahahaha Plays good for 3 tournamens = top 13
2017-01-09 01:25
kenny and guardian top 20 while being horseshit and allu not even top 5, ok rigged HEHE
2017-01-09 01:30
WTF Kennys expected top 4-10
2017-01-09 02:05
#288
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Finland Emvi 
top 10??? LOL
2017-01-09 10:19
olofmeister isnt even on top20 btw
2017-01-09 02:36
#274
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World Kapen159 
I think apex >>>> Kennys
2017-01-09 02:40
kenny is back they said...
2017-01-09 03:02
#280
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Uruguay zniksze 
only 13? lul
2017-01-09 03:18
Wtf KennyS in 2016 LUL, he didnt deserve even top50 LULLULULULULULULUL
2017-01-09 03:59
U blind
2017-01-09 13:13
fnx was better than KennyS in 2016!!!
2017-01-09 05:44
you just made me remember this: youtube.com/watch?v=LBjfQ3EqkTU Kreygasm
2017-01-09 13:13
Glad he wasn't higher since people overrate the shit out of him.
2017-01-09 09:56
Kjarbye>KennyS MagiskB0y>KennyS
2017-01-09 10:43
Thought he's be higher in the rankings
2017-01-09 12:48
Bad quality of article. Lots of typos and hover-ons missing or working incorrectly.
2017-01-09 12:52
#293
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Brazil Charizaldo 
He did not win anything all year round. He's better than fnx and fer. This ranking is a joke.
2017-01-09 13:07
#296
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Highlight against Tyloo What a joke
2017-01-09 13:14
this dude havent performed well since early 2016 -.-
2017-01-09 15:21
kennys>magiskboy in 2016? WHAT
2017-01-09 16:03
#301
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Albania Heavon 
People who thinks he deserves top 20 in 2016 obviously have memory of a fish. This guy was literally a BOT since the beginning of 2016 until like September..
2017-01-09 16:15
he carried nV in all important matches until just before the MLG major. So no he was only a bot for about four months and even the wasn't the worst player in the team (which isn't flattering by any means)
2017-01-09 20:39
KennyS on this list would be a joke. But KennyS on top 13? Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk HAHAHAHAHAHA LOL LMFAO WTF HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHUSHAUSHAUSHAUHSAUHSAUHSAUHSUAHSUAHSUAHSUAHSUA AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK RSRSRSRS
2017-01-09 22:32
kennyS in 2017 XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2017-01-09 23:41
KENNYS <3
2017-01-10 00:51
lets hope for a better year 2017 with new french lineup!
2017-01-10 14:22
did thorin make this list? because its dumb as shit
2017-01-11 08:10
inc top1 allu
2017-01-11 11:02
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