Top 20 players of 2016: f0rest (7)

LucasAM
January 14th, 2017 20:07

It is none other than the two time MVP Patrick “f0rest” Lindberg who comes at number 7 in this year’s top 20 ranking powered by EGB.com. His steady contribution and above average statistics in several categories throughout 2016 have led him to climb nine positions from last year.

With over a decade of experience, Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg is one of the most storied veterans of this ranking. The NiP player turned 28 last year and has been playing at the top levels of Counter-Strike since he joined Begrip in 2005.

After Begrip, f0rest joined fnatic in 2006 where he played with the likes of Patrik "cArn" Sättermon and Harley "dsn" Örwall. That fnatic eventually went on to sign Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund a couple years later, with whom f0rest has shared a team since then.

During his time in fnatic, f0rest won events like the CPL 2006 Winter, WEG e-Stars 2007, Intel Extreme Masters III, among many others. Particularly notable was 2009, when he and GeT_RiGhT first linked up and became a dominant force. The first time f0rest appeared in an HLTV top 20 ranking was in the ranking’s inception, when at the tender age of 22 he came in sixth in the top 20 of 2010.


f0rest donning the fnatic jersey

After a couple of successful years, the f0rest and GeT_RiGhT duo moved to SK where they played from the beginning of 2011 to mid 2012. In SK, f0rest kept racking up titles. Among others, ESWC 2011, DreamHack Summer 2011, GameGune 2011. Individually, f0rest was once again ranked in HLTV’s top 20. In 2011 f0rest was able to scrape into the top 5.

Early in 2012 things didn’t go so well for f0rest as SK were unable to maintain the same level of success as in previous years. The next big change in f0rest’s career came with the advent of CS:GO. He and SK teammate GeT_RiGhT went on to form NiP in mid 2012 and put all their chips on the new game’s success.


f0rest at CPH Games 2012 with SK before switching to CS:GO

That early adoption of the game allowed NiP to edge themselves into a dominant position for the first couple years of the game’s existence. During CS:GO’s infancy, f0rest immediately showed he was going to leave a mark in the game’s history, earning the MVP award at the first event NiP attended, DreamHack Valencia 2012.

With no top 20 ranking in 2012 due to the year being split between two games, f0rest was launched back into it in 2013, when he got 2nd place behind now longtime teammate GeT_RiGhT. That year, f0rest and GeT_RiGhT were part of the NiP that was able to establish one of the longest standing records in CS:GO when they won 87 maps in a row between September 2012 and April 2013.

f0rest and n0thing shaking hands

NiP beat coL at the ESEA Invite S14 Global Finals

In 2014, f0rest was once again a top 10 player coming in at number seven. That year NiP started to lose grip on their hegemonic reign despite making it to three Major finals. In the middle of the year some instability ensued when Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson was replaced by Mikail "Maikelele" Bill. The 5th spot in the team would become a revolving door with players stepping in and out.

In 2015 both NiP and f0rest lost some footing. Lindberg ended in the not so glamorous 16th place in our top 20 ranking, something which could be expected, though, seeing as NiP got overwhelmed by opposition. While still playing some decent tournaments the team was unable to win anything but the ASUS ROG Winter early in the year.

Coming into 2016 with the fresh acquisition of Björn "THREAT" Pers as coach, the first stop on the calendar for f0rest and co. was at IEM Katowice. There, the Swedes ended in an unspectacular 9-10th place. Despite that, f0rest had a really high impact rating (1.24) and a good rating (1.12), which was best-in-team. IEM Katowice showed NiP had some issues early on in the year, but f0rest still managed to put in a good performance.

"When Threat came in he provided us with a different view on how the game should be played and really helped us slow down our usually high paced game. It really was a different kind of time playing and we were really happy with how it panned out, but we also learned that it was not something that would last in the long run and we had to balance the two play styles to really become a better team, which is something I still believe we are trying to achieve—finding a middle ground for both playstyles."

Coming next was the first Major of the year at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. There, NiP ran into some trouble as Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi had to be replaced with THREAT due to visa issues. Despite that, NiP was able to retain its spot as Legends, making it to the quarterfinals. There, f0rest didn’t put in as big of a performance as in Katowice, but he was still a big part of his team being able to make it out of the groups.

Only a few days after Columbus many top-flight teams traveled to Malmö to fight for the first DreamHack Masters championship. In Malmö, NiP won for the first time since the aforementioned ASUS ROG at Assembly Winter in early 2015. Lindberg put in a solid 1.07 rating throughout the tournament with three PotM performances.


NiP got their first win in over a year at DreamHack Masters

This was a good performance by f0rest, but not as crucial as he would become to his team winning tournaments later in the year. Although not as dominating as at other events, f0rest was still the team’s best fragger—a trend that we saw repeated at the other NiP tournament wins—, and was awarded his only EVP award of this year in Malmö.

"The win in Malmö is the best memory [of the year], with the home turf and the crowd, and really just everything about it.

"That event was so amazing in so many ways. The crowd was awesome to see, felt like 70% wore NiP jerseys. It was definitely something that gave us that extra spark during the event, and winning that one was such an insane feeling. It’s hard to describe but it trumps my victory back in ‘05 in Korea. We came together as a team that event and it made me really happy."

At the Season 3 Finals of ESL’s Pro League in England, NiP went out in semis which was a good result for a team that had been in turmoil before DreamHack Masters. In London, f0rest had a 1.03 rating and 68.3 ADR, which was not very high but still enough to lead his team.

The first season of ELEAGUE was a good one for f0rest. The Swede had a 1.16 rating and 1.23 impact, and a year-high five PotM performances. Despite going out in 5-8th, f0rest was showing he could consistently play well despite the team struggling to find form.

The only medium sized tournament f0rest played was DreamHack Summer, which the team came into without much practice. There f0rest had a regular tournament with a rating of 1.00 and no stand-out statistic, but was still the team's highest rated player.


DreamHack Summer destabilized NiP

Following DreamHack Summer was ECS Season 1, which was a disaster for NiP. After a measly three maps, the Swedes were out, with the whole team flopping. There, f0rest had a season low 0.79 rating, and just 65 ADR.

When asked if he agreed with GeT_RiGhT about perhaps having skipped DreamHack Summer, f0rest replied:

"That was a tournament we most likely should have skipped if you can act like Mr.Hindsight, but during that time we took the call to go there and we all felt that it was the right thing to do. But what ended up happening during that event was not something we came prepared for and it kind of put us off balance for the coming tournaments."

ESL One Cologne was the first real big blow of the year for NiP. There, the Swedes were knocked out in groups after not being able to keep the CIS side FlipSid3 at bay. In the five maps played f0rest was, once again, the best rated player on the team, although with no impressive numbers.


f0rest lifting the SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 trophy

SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 was f0rest’s best event of the year. At the second tournament NiP won this year, f0rest was once again the team’s top fragger. With a staggering 1.22 rating throughout nine maps, 1.25 impact, 83.7 ADR, and 3 PotM performances, it was easy to see why he was awarded his first MVP medal of the season.

We asked f0rest if he saw a correlation between his performances and his team winning tournaments:

"I haven’t really looked at it that way. When we won these tournaments, I said the MVP medal was for the [whole] team, as it truly felt that we came together as a team. It just showed the potential we had within us. If we could only figure out how to get there more often.

"Personally, it feels amazing to still be up there competing with the best, it gives me a lot of motivation for the upcoming year. This year was really all about the team, though, every tournament win was just a beautiful showcase of teamwork."

EPICENTER: Moscow didn’t go as well for NiP. The Swedes got caught on the wrong end of a four way tie, and didn’t go on to play more than the six maps corresponding to the round robin. There, f0rest was the 4th lowest rated player on the team, the only time that happened all year.

The Swedish side then put on a good performance making it to the quarterfinals of the ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals. There, f0rest was the second highest rated player, with 0.98, which seems somewhat unimpressive. With a more than decent 72.2% KAST he still contributed to the team’s success.

The second season of ELEAGUE didn’t go as well as the first one for f0rest, and NiP was eliminated in 5-8th position again. In Atlanta, f0rest had an average performance, but didn’t show his star power as he had in Kiev or Malmö. The team was back with pyth for the first time since he was sidelined because of problems with his arm.


f0rest with his second MVP medal of the year

To end the year f0rest made the star power reappear to take NiP all the way at IEM Oakland. There, NiP won its third tournament of the season. With a 1.11 rating, a season high 84.2 ADR across 13 maps, and a 1.18 impact rating, f0rest was named the MVP of the event becoming only one of a handful of players to earn 2+ MVP awards this year.

"[I remember] the game against SK in Oakland. The final map. It’s something that stands out to me. The way we managed to come back and have the strength to do so was just so amazing to experience with the guys. I guess we’ve done a lot of those in past, but it really felt like it sparked something within us again and it just made me very proud to be a part of this team."

The last tournament played didn’t count towards the top 20 ranking as it was the Major Qualifier, but at the event in Atlanta NiP hit a wall and were eliminated by Vega Squadron, meaning NiP will miss a Major for the first time in CS:GO history.

"The loss over at the Major Qualifier is my hardest loss to date, the hardest one to process, but I’ve been thinking about it back and forth and I’ve let it go by now. We had a few discussions regarding the game and it really did feel like people understood why we lost and what needs to be done."

After that last disappointment, we asked f0rest what his and his team’s goals were for 2017:

"As a team I want us to become the number one team for a longer period of time. I know we have what it takes, we just have to solve this puzzle before February hits us and it’s time to start again, but I’m positive we can do it. Personally, I’m just excited for the upcoming year and eager to become even better individually. I know I need to find the right balance between AWPing and rifling. I’ve felt that I have played a tad too much with the AWP lately and would like to tone it down a bit."

Why is he the 7th best player of 2016?

The amount of impact f0rest had in his team winning events was tremendous, as he was the team’s best fragger in all three of the tournaments NiP won. At those events, he got an EVP and two MVP medals, something not many players have been able to achieve.

With the exception of EPICENTER: Moscow and the ECS Season 1 Finals, f0rest has been an incredibly stable all-around player, with above average numbers in almost every category (kills, surviving, impact, damage per round, AWPing, and KAST). On top of that, he showed some star power at a few big events, helping his team win trophies.

"I still have that burning motivation that you ain’t getting rid of me just yet. I have a lot of fight left in me and I know I can do so much more. It just feels like I’m learning something new every few months which helps me grow as a player. This year I played a lot more with the AWP, for example, which in the end will help me become a more versatile player."

Only one of the events he played all year was a medium-sized event, while the rest were all big (95 out of his 104 maps), which means that while his 1.05 rating at first may not seem so impressive, it is because it has not been bloated by blowouts at smaller tournaments.

A statistic that helped f0rest make it this far in the ranking is his clutching. With 47 1vsX rounds won he is the 4th best clutcher of the year. On top of that, he has the tenth best T-side rating in the game, with 1.10.

"I’m surprised by that [clutching] statistic since I’ve been told by my team that I’m the worst and they laugh at my situations when we practice. But in all seriousness, I’ve been working really hard on trying to understand how people will act in certain situations, what the outcome can be, and it’s something that through a lot of practice with the team I feel I got a much better understanding of the game than previously."

Bold prediction

When asked what young player he sees capable of making it into the top echelons of CS, f0rest said that after playing with him, he thinks Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun is a good candidate to make it into next year’s top 20.

Sweden Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun

"I’m going to go with disco doplan. We played with him for a short period of time and he really has what it takes to become a good player. I wish him the best of luck in fnatic!"

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.

Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
49
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
640
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1378
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
685
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
537
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
671
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Sweden Patrik 'cArn' Sättermon
Patrik 'cArn' Sättermon
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.73
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.10
APR:
0.00
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1349
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Sweden Harley 'dsn' Örwall
Harley 'dsn' Örwall
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
5
KPR:
0.47
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
i still think f0rest > shox this year :D
2017-01-14 20:08
GOD SMOOYA
2017-01-14 20:11
f0rest > Olof nice joke
2017-01-14 20:12
#110
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
+1 olof way better than f0rest this year, i think hltv is drunk
2017-01-14 20:13
-1 olof < smooya > forest
2017-01-14 20:15
Alex > smooya
2017-01-14 20:16
Yes Olof is a God he is boring but god
2017-01-14 20:15
#234
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Russia band1 
i remember guardian flick
2017-01-14 21:23
olof was injured the whole year wtf are you talking about
2017-01-14 20:24
And f0rest was sucking dix
2017-01-14 21:15
#254
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Wtf drugs you on f0rest may not be in his best ever shape but he is without a doubt, looking over the span of his entire career, the best player of all time (any type of cs)
2017-01-14 22:26
but not #7 this year
2017-01-15 09:23
#313
bodyy | 
United Kingdom phes 
Are you all drunk? He won NIP 3 titles... He basically carried them all year and played insane on LAN. What are you all chatting.
2017-01-15 12:54
that still shouldn't put him at #7 either way hltv went full retard this year anyway imo I think niko, olof and forest are placed too high
2017-01-15 22:54
#321
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Maybe but does that mean he sucked dick?
2017-01-15 14:30
nope not this year
2017-01-14 20:34
-1 olof was max top 20 this year
2017-01-14 20:36
What? HUUUUUUUUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA HUH-HUH-HUH-HUAAAAHHAHAHAHAHHAA
2017-01-14 20:43
nice b8
2017-01-14 20:49
#216
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
ty, it worked so many triggered f0rest fanboys above me
2017-01-14 20:49
f0rest had way more impact on his team than olof. Well deserved
2017-01-15 12:16
WUT
2017-01-14 20:21
GOD SMOOYA
2017-01-14 20:22
WHO
2017-01-14 20:23
Your reply was not posted, reason: High spam score detected, rephrase your post and try again
2017-01-14 20:08
#75
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Sweden fearl3ss2 
gg f0rest <3
2017-01-14 20:08
are you retarded
2017-01-14 20:14
#175
shox | 
Italy 1nf3rn4L 
lol ye sure
2017-01-14 20:28
+1 !!!!!! 1 cold 2 device 3 fallen 4 s1mple 5 snax 6 f0rest -> should be, but its not :( 7 shox -> should be, but its not :(
2017-01-14 20:31
hltv rankings look too much on stats .... i dont think fallen will be 3 , i think he will be 4 and s1mple 2nd and device 3rd (or vice versa)
2017-01-14 20:32
its possible, thats my opinion and my wish but i agree with you that it is possible that top 4 can change we both agree top 4 are (cold, device, simple and fallen) but we will see theyr real positions soon :) i think cold and device are top 1 and 2.. nobody can go higher than this 2 and fallen and s1mple will fight for position 3 and 4 i choose for fallen above s1mple because: 1- SK was better as a team in 2016 than navi 2- im brazilian and i cheer for fallen, hahahaha
2017-01-14 20:39
fair enough , cold 1000% is top1 no doubt , the top4 can change alot and yes you are right sk was better team in 2016 infact best one but hltv rankings look to stats too much
2017-01-14 20:40
S1mple only joined Na'Vi at the end of last year, while in Liquid he carried the team to 2 finals of majors. I'm confident he'll end up in the top 3, maybe he even places higher than fallen.
2017-01-14 21:59
#286
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World Fissure 
hmm, close. I think stew #7, s1mple #6, f0rest #5 and shox #4
2017-01-15 03:47
#293
HS | 
Iceland MorsAlbum 
Wtf stewie didnt get a place (yet?) on this list I just noticed While gtr does
2017-01-15 07:16
+1
2017-01-15 12:34
#2
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Finland Niilo22 
f0rest good - but allu gooderest
2017-01-14 20:08
#3
RpK | 
Iceland pumtac 
G0d0rest Kreygasm
2017-01-14 20:08
Finally the legend is the chosen one!
2017-01-14 20:08
#8
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
deserved
2017-01-14 20:08
gz f0rest <3
2017-01-14 20:08
much love forest. 28 yo man about to turn 29 and still kicking
2017-01-14 20:08
gg
2017-01-14 20:08
lol
2017-01-14 20:08
Cool
2017-01-14 20:08
should be higher :/
2017-01-14 20:08
deserved
2017-01-14 20:09
ni9ce
2017-01-14 20:08
n1
2017-01-14 20:08
Of course it is.
2017-01-14 20:08
easy
2017-01-14 20:08
#40
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Portugal mannyh 
Deserved
2017-01-14 20:08
nice, gj papa f0rest.
2017-01-14 20:08
n1
2017-01-14 20:08
yes
2017-01-14 20:08
YEES
2017-01-14 20:08
#50
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Turkey NoirLight 
well deserved !
2017-01-14 20:08
#51
f0rest | 
Kazakhstan esinse 
loooooool
2017-01-14 20:08
#58
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India bl4cksp4c3 
not bad actually
2017-01-14 20:08
f0rest > GTR now officially
2017-01-14 20:08
#60
Vodka | 
Ukraine AliBor21 
Good Job
2017-01-14 20:08
<33
2017-01-14 20:08
#62
NiKo | 
Austria Phil_1337 
he deserves top 1
2017-01-14 20:08
#77
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Poland DominnX26 
xd
2017-01-14 20:08
#65
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
Robbed can't believe shit players will be ranked higher than f0rest this stupid ranking.
2017-01-14 20:08
f0rest lan rating=1.05 stfu
2017-01-14 20:15
#127
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
Yes stats are everything you brain damaged mongoloid, lets put a player with better stats in front of him that has no achievements makes sense no wonder ppl think this site is an all time joke in eSports.
2017-01-14 20:16
Who of shox, Snax, FalleN, s1mple, device, and coldzera has no achievements? Also, while the forum part is a joke, a lot of pros follow HLTV.
2017-01-14 20:27
#190
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
You serious? In Thorin's words after HLTV ranked NiKo #11, "Yeah he ranked 11 by cretin pleb rankings", and no players use Reddit despite how shit reddit is, no pro players or analyst or casters, basically anyone involved in the scene takes this shit site seriously. Even make fun of the top 5 team ranking live at events just to show how clueless this site is.
2017-01-14 20:32
Then why are you mad? If you dont like and think that this doesnt matter, get the fuck off and dont annoy other users
2017-01-14 22:17
#262
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
First of all stfu, secondly there isn't an alternative. Reddit is the breeding grounds for hiveminds and mongoloids so what's left? HLTV, what can I do? Nothing cause I don't even care about HLTV I just come to the forums to talk shit nothing else. 623380 new fag id, I been here longer than you and will be here after your gone remember that.
2017-01-14 23:20
#276
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World ZMDR 
Rofl calm down cunt you're spewing shit as if he asked
2017-01-15 02:49
lol so much bs in one comment, n1 for making everyone know how stupid you are
2017-01-15 05:14
nip fangay spotted
2017-01-14 20:31
#200
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
NiP fangay? I don't give a shit about NiP in the slightest, I'm a fnatic fan and will always be. Friberg is a fat tard with almost no skill, Xizt is the worst IGL in tier 1 literally useless shit player, get_right has been fallen off big time and pyth was never even good enough to talk about him.
2017-01-14 20:38
Why did you pay attention to him? He is known for his dozen brainless comments :-)
2017-01-14 20:27
wtf
2017-01-14 20:08
olof > f0rest
2017-01-14 20:08
lul
2017-01-14 20:08
#78
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Canada SunsProject 
deserved
2017-01-14 20:08
still the legend
2017-01-14 20:09
#80
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Hungary StraYzie 
f0rest :) sad for k0nfig tho
2017-01-14 20:09
very nice f0rest Goodluck in 2017
2017-01-14 20:09
shox 6
2017-01-14 20:09
#83
Ethiopia xohs 
Legend. Respect to be the 7th best player in 2016 at the age of 28.
2017-01-14 20:09
like 28 is old :D wtf
2017-01-15 00:40
Old compared to the average pro cs player I mean
2017-01-15 01:32
gj
2017-01-14 20:09
hltv ranking system... he is way better than shox.
2017-01-14 20:09
lmfao stop being deluded please, f0rest is a legend and one of the best in cs history but being completely honest he is no where near shox stop being deluded fanboys blinded by nostalgia and face facts, f0rest wasnt even better than ScreaM this year, let alone shox
2017-01-14 20:17
Yeah nothing else to add ;-)
2017-01-14 20:27
"<3 f0rest"
2017-01-14 21:19
shox is the best player of csgo regardless of the stats so stfu
2017-01-14 21:38
#242
ARTeMis | 
Australia zebO 
Lul no
2017-01-14 21:53
He is so polyvalent mate can you quote me someone else ?
2017-01-14 23:35
#87
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World DonToblerone 
BULLSHIT. top 5 for sure
2017-01-14 20:10
he deserves top 20-25 maximum... lol
2017-01-14 20:10
bad bait
2017-01-14 20:14
what bait? this half-toilet cleaner deserves top 20-25 . fucking old shit.
2017-01-14 20:15
0/8
2017-01-14 20:16
This is why people like you should either stay in school or stay at your mediocre job
2017-01-14 20:57
:/ f0rest #7 wtf
2017-01-14 20:10
#90
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Poland axmar1 
Where is Stewie or Autimatic???????????
2017-01-14 20:10
#95
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Sweden Trojka03 
Down in the top 40-20 somewhere.
2017-01-14 20:11
#99
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Poland axmar1 
15-20 ez
2017-01-14 20:12
#104
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Sweden Trojka03 
Well we already had 20-15 and they weren't there.
2017-01-14 20:12
#92
markeloff | 
Bulgaria w7r 
f0rest-dA-KiNG He is way, way better than shox. :)
2017-01-14 20:11
no :)
2017-01-14 20:28
Yeah in CS1.6 thats true lul
2017-01-14 20:28
what
2017-01-14 20:11
top1 2017
2017-01-14 20:11
#97
mixwell | 
Spain m4t4 
expected and deserved
2017-01-14 20:12
#100
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Poland crouzzz 
1.6 LEGEND
2017-01-14 20:12
#102
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Chile akazeta 
god f0rest <3
2017-01-14 20:12
ahahahah shox>f0rest pffffff
2017-01-14 20:12
#158
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Norway chrizzje 
shoxieJESUS > f0ldest :D he was better all year m8, but keep your bias close
2017-01-14 20:25
........ HLTV RANKING IS SHIT. JUST.... SHIT. f0rest this year deserve top 3-5 HIJOS DE PUTA!
2017-01-14 20:13
#106
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Lithuania TaigoN 
living legend <3
2017-01-14 20:13
#107
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Netherlands EliteBekkers 
f0rest <3
2017-01-14 20:13
lol allu ranked higher than forest?! wow
2017-01-14 20:13
legend
2017-01-14 20:13
Legendd baby <3
2017-01-14 20:14
#115
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Europe skelteR 
Great year by f0rest
2017-01-14 20:14
shittest rating in the top 10, plz stop hyping up old legends, there is obviously a bias towards them because they played for long time but dont be deluded lol
2017-01-14 20:15
#146
vberg | 
Sweden deejaro 
<3 Ex6TenZ
2017-01-14 20:22
#214
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Romania Tise 
<3 f0rest
2017-01-14 20:48
#231
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Brazil coldzao 
</3 <blank>
2017-01-14 21:19
#277
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World ZMDR 
Yes because computer based stats have biases smh
2017-01-15 02:52
#120
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Denmark beastd 
forest & olof in top20 loool wtf friberg top1 maybe ? hltv u fucked up this year =)
2017-01-14 20:15
read to text to understand why noob =)
2017-01-14 20:19
#160
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Denmark beastd 
no time for swedistan noobs
2017-01-14 20:26
#123
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
7th? lol what? You cant seriously place s1mple in a better spot than fucking f0rest????
2017-01-14 20:15
u do realise hltv admins will put him in top 5 if not top 3 becuz they are braindead
2017-01-14 20:26
#278
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World ZMDR 
It's not really a choice afaik. It's based on stats.
2017-01-15 02:53
#124
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African Union pepejerky 
he should be top5 this year. god damn stats based rank
2017-01-14 20:16
If they are stats based than you would have to pick Edward over GuardiaN and Olof btw this list is a complete joke and f0rest is obviously placed to high. And you would find Niko in the top 5
2017-01-14 20:30
#250
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Turkey powergs 
This list complete bullshit but i think forest deserved it i mean i would put him 10-7 he plated really solid this year (Nip was shit but he carried entire team) And Edward probably most fucked up thing.They put flamie and guardian over edward which is fucking ridiculous
2017-01-14 22:06
Exactly I couldn't agree you more +100000 you exactly hit the nail in the coffin! But thats to lick the balls of those little flashy players
2017-01-14 23:05
No, you wouldn't. Guardian and flamie have better ratings than Edward in EVERYTHING except for "Majors". You can't keep counting major ratings only though, because there's so many other events throughout the entire year. If you compare all 2016 stats (Online, Majors, LAN, Big events), then Edward has the lowest rating of the three (1.01, compared to Guardian's 1.10 and flamie's 1.05, with 168, 164 and 169 maps played, respectively). I'm sure HLTV's algorithms do take into account how the major rating has more weight than other events' stats, but Edward still has a lower rating than flamie, and a much lower rating than Guardian for the whole year. Honestly, if there's one surprising thing, it's that flamie ended up above Guardian. If you wanna go be a crybaby, go cry about that. Also, stop pretending you know shit about these player rankings or stats when you only watch majors.
2017-01-15 13:46
what are you even talking? Edward has exactly the same amouts of -1.00 rating than GuardiaN as he has exactly the same amout of 1.00-1.00 and exactly the same amount of 1.10 or better. Edward has had more impact than flamie guardiaN since MLG till the summer. I am watching every tournaments atleast trying to do (the bigger and better tournaments)
2017-01-16 18:11
#128
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CIS sergioff 
EZ GODREST
2017-01-14 20:17
#130
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Brazil hugoooo 
olof 8th and f0rest 7th were obvious. From now on, things will be very hard to predict (besides cold being #1).
2017-01-14 20:17
#138
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Europe MyNameIsWho 
6th snax 5th shox 4th device 3 fallen 2 s1mple 1 cold
2017-01-14 20:21
change shox and s1mple imo, s1mple didn't do that much.
2017-01-15 04:31
Except close to single-handedly carried an NA team to the FINAL of a MAJOR.
2017-01-15 13:47
oh come one, he had good games, but tbh other players stepped up huge also in liquid. overall i feel top10 is way too high for simple :s
2017-01-15 19:29
#141
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Poland sajlent 
f0rest wasn't so obvious a lot of users put him at 6th place and shox at 7th
2017-01-14 20:21
a lot of deluded nip and 1.6 fanboys you mean
2017-01-14 20:23
#152
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Poland sajlent 
i ain't talking to a retard kkthxbye
2017-01-14 20:23
shox >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> f0rest thats a fact f0rest isnt even better than ScreaM lmao
2017-01-14 20:26
#169
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Poland sajlent 
who is talking about who is a better player? f0rest in 2016 > shox 2016 >> ScreaM 2016 that's a fact
2017-01-14 20:28
f0rest 2016: hltv.org/?pageid=173&statsfilter=2057&pl.. 1.05 rating ScreaM in 2016: hltv.org/?pageid=173&statsfilter=2057&pl.. 1.10 rating shox in 2016: hltv.org/?pageid=173&playerid=1225&stats.. 1.12 rating gg retard fanboy
2017-01-14 20:30
#196
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Poland sajlent 
oh right you're one of those retards who are only looking at rating f0rest won more in the 2016, was better at majors, was 2x MVP of big events and 1x EVP
2017-01-14 20:36
Thats literally so untrue you can't even realise how much lul
2017-01-14 20:31
deserved
2017-01-14 20:19
<3<3<3
2017-01-14 20:20
#135
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Poland mamba99999 
Snax in top 6 - nice.
2017-01-14 20:21
#145
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Norway chrizzje 
same with shox :D
2017-01-14 20:22
#162
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Poland ekedeke 
snax > shox i guess
2017-01-14 20:26
is that a joke?
2017-01-14 20:27
#167
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Poland ekedeke 
ur scene? i think so
2017-01-14 20:27
ur family leaving poland to live here? i think so
2017-01-14 20:28
#183
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Poland ekedeke 
not mine :D
2017-01-14 20:30
#170
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Norway chrizzje 
I think hltv will put Snax above shox, even tho I think shox was better.
2017-01-14 20:28
#177
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Poland ekedeke 
rating ofc but achievements are important too
2017-01-14 20:29
#136
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Poland sajlent 
imo this should be shox not f0rest
2017-01-14 20:21
forest chose disco. even fnatic players didn't choose disco. forest ffs
2017-01-14 20:21
He is the player NiP will play next year.
2017-01-14 20:29
s1mple > f0rest wow, HLTV and their bias
2017-01-14 20:21
#178
s1mple | 
France ponche 
coldzera > f0rest wow, HLTV and their bias
2017-01-14 20:29
Srsly? OMG... This rank system is bullshit... I thought that the K0nfig will be 7th best player
2017-01-14 20:22
#159
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
no konfig in top10 sorry coldzera/s1mple/fallen/device/shox/snax
2017-01-14 20:25
should be higher
2017-01-14 20:23
#151
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World JustFix 
ohhhh... not bad
2017-01-14 20:23
#155
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Sweden hudgun 
finally 1 point
2017-01-14 20:24
<3
2017-01-14 20:25
f0rest GOD ma boy <3
2017-01-14 20:28
#176
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Brazil ftf123 
f-god
2017-01-14 20:29
shox > f0rest ? lul
2017-01-14 20:29
ScreaM > f0rest shox >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> f0rest
2017-01-14 20:31
You need to add more of Those >> bruh ScreaM >>>>>>>>>>>>>> f0rest shox >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> f0rest
2017-01-14 20:37
Legend GODf0rest <33
2017-01-14 20:29
f0rest #1 forever for true CS fans
2017-01-14 20:32
#195
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Brazil Collee 
deserved
2017-01-14 20:36
forest is overated player
2017-01-14 20:36
he is your father. Respect him you cunt
2017-01-14 20:42
Where is Dosia the x god??? Is'nt he is top 20 all over the world players??? Think he is one if the best !!!
2017-01-14 20:37
FUCK HLTV F0REST ATLEAST #5
2017-01-14 20:39
f0rest not even top 20 this year lul
2017-01-14 20:40
no hes #7, did u miss something?
2017-01-15 07:45
#205
draken | 
Portugal Alosac 
he deserved much better than 7# top 5 at least
2017-01-14 20:40
+1
2017-01-14 22:05
legendd <3<3<3
2017-01-14 20:41
#209
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Sweden Lindhan 
f0rest has carried NiP 2016. Should have been higher than 7..
2017-01-14 20:42
deserved <3 f0rest. f0rest the legend
2017-01-14 20:42
nice.
2017-01-14 20:43
omg ? wtf f0rest top 5 !!!!1
2017-01-14 20:50
Legend!
2017-01-14 20:51
Respect
2017-01-14 20:51
deserved.. but I think he deserve top 5 tbh.
2017-01-14 20:56
HLTV has half NiP fangays and half NiP haters. Like wtf can you use your mind without being biased??? 7 is not a bad position of f0rest. He had two bad LANs and he was very good in 3.
2017-01-14 21:00
#226
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
+1 people on HLTV just like going full retard
2017-01-14 21:07
legend for sure! respect
2017-01-14 21:13
NOT DESERVED
2017-01-14 21:14
All hail f0rest almighty, greatest cs player of all times
2017-01-14 21:21
Fanboys and haters everywhere - HLTV.
2017-01-14 21:24
God of gods CS
2017-01-14 21:25
#237
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
Legendary player still rocking it. Next is neo in the ranking for sure. They both had a great year
2017-01-14 21:30
hltv.org/?pageid=247&statsfilter=9&playe.. Neo had a pretty bad year mate...
2017-01-15 19:59
#7? No. Easy #5 and soon #1 again.
2017-01-14 21:33
6 shoxie 5-3 open ---> FalleN , s1mple , Snax 2 - Dev1ce 1 - Coldzera
2017-01-14 21:39
#241
myth | 
Bulgaria mythtw 
nice one
2017-01-14 21:45
mah boi
2017-01-14 21:59
Unexpected. Why is he so high if he only has two mvp & one evp? The ranking feels strange this year!
2017-01-14 22:01
f0rest god
2017-01-14 22:03
#248
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Portugal dracø 
The legend still has it in him, if only he could hit his peak more often...
2017-01-14 22:04
f0rest is a fucking legend! Well deserved he really played well this year, imo his best year in csgo since 2013
2017-01-14 22:21
f0rest is 7th. Are you kidding me? If this list going like that. Friberg probably into the top3.
2017-01-14 22:24
#255
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Netherlands fiwish 
Plays the game competitively for more than 10 years now and he has always been a top 20 player even in his slumps. And even now 10 years later he is in the top 10 what a fucking legend f0rest is the best player to ever touch the Counter-Strike franchise no doubt about it !
2017-01-14 22:30
no fucking doubt about it, ty for saying this.
2017-01-15 07:46
" he really has what it takes to become a good player" wtf? why you didnt pick him.
2017-01-14 22:33
#257
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Brazil MommyStealer 
f0rest > shox
2017-01-14 22:34
#258
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Germany bex1nh0 
wtfff is that SEMPHIS??
2017-01-14 22:56
Yes. Pimp also got a lot skinnier if you wanna see. Flusha is still fat however...
2017-01-15 00:41
#259
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Argentina ivanpb 
he is the one.
2017-01-14 23:03
im a forest fan ,but this ranking is a joke. He's probably a top 20 ,but not a top 15 for 2016
2017-01-14 23:10
lol this hltv ranking trying to be politically correct putting 1 guy from each team. thats not a ranking, its a jsut an ass kisser list.
2017-01-14 23:46
BEST OF f0rest.
2017-01-15 01:16
#271
boltz | 
Brazil fujikow 
>Top 7 2016 >cant find an youtube highlight from 2016 to complete the blog
2017-01-15 01:28
#272
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Sweden Trkmag 
I strongly disagree with all the people saying forest > shox. Shox is super insane and I find him underrated. A player who I find overrated tho is s1mple and I would be glad if they didn't place him in the top 4. Number 7 seems fine for f0rest this year, I hope next year will be better!
2017-01-15 01:31
"...it’s something that through a lot of practice with the team I feel I got a much better understanding of the game than previously." Humble God
2017-01-15 02:28
#275
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
F0rest well deserved! Congratz buddy! we love u so much! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! <3 Kreygasm
2017-01-15 02:40
#279
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World ZMDR 
What do you intend to gain by adding the last bit other than to make everyone else cringe?
2017-01-15 03:01
#281
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Doesn't matter buddy, we love u so much, don't hate us! thank you, we appreciate that!
2017-01-15 03:02
#282
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World ZMDR 
No one hates you, it's just unnecessary.
2017-01-15 03:03
#310
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Sri Lanka 1v1meRust 
Brazilian here, It's a bait.
2017-01-15 12:40
#312
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World ZMDR 
this kid types that shit after every single comment of his and i doubt anyone would go that far for a bait. maybe mental disorder?
2017-01-15 12:42
#280
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Serbia whoa!! 
So who is the mvp of dh masters malmo? It was not f0rest,gtr,flamie. I cant think of any other player who did better than them.
2017-01-15 03:01
Xizt
2017-01-15 03:10
#285
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Serbia whoa!! 
Yeah forgot about him.
2017-01-15 03:34
#292
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France t3r4byt3 
Hey, do you think we could get an article summarising who the MVPs and EVPs of events in 2016 were?
2017-01-15 07:00
So I guess that makes the top 6 as ? 1 cold 2 simple 3 fallen 4-6 Device 4-6 Snax 4-6 Shox
2017-01-15 03:27
+
2017-01-15 12:10
shox > forest nice try nip fanboy you wanna cry LUL
2017-01-15 04:21
Well if you think about it how Nip struggled in 2016, sometimes monster, sometimes bots and f0rest still performed. He deserved 7 for sure maybe even 6 or 5. Shox had scream and f0rest had no one. GTR didnt perform no one in Nip did
2017-01-15 06:33
shox > forest xDDDDDDDD
2017-01-15 07:23
shox faking noob no reason he got higher rank than f0rest , fak !
2017-01-15 07:57
LOL nip fan XD there's a reason why f0rest was by far the most predicted player for 7th. because that was the right position for him
2017-01-15 11:03
stfu silver
2017-01-15 11:04
remain 6 : cold fallen shox s1mple snax device ?
2017-01-15 08:19
#301
Lekr0 | 
Canada aNNterz 
top 5 will be (not in order) mou, adreN, hobbit, s1mple, k0nfig (who knows)
2017-01-15 10:06
6. Snax 5. Shox 4. Device 3. S1mple 2. Fallen 1. Coldzera ?
2017-01-15 10:45
#311
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Sri Lanka 1v1meRust 
+1
2017-01-15 12:41
Expected top 10
2017-01-15 11:02
> 7th best player of 2016 > cant even win major qualifier against T3 blyats
2017-01-15 12:09
god 4357
2017-01-15 13:36
Legend <3
2017-01-15 13:57
#320
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Russia xavikz 
fat gay
2017-01-15 14:23
forest > olohmeister
2017-01-15 15:40
highest ceiling
2017-01-15 17:04
expected
2017-01-15 17:34
good boy forest
2017-01-15 21:56
deservinho
2017-01-20 07:36
#332
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Brazil Cuckaroto 
>Bold prediction >D I S C O D O P L A N
2017-02-19 22:12
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