Top 20 players of 2016: shox (6)

Coming in the 6th spot of our Top 20 players of 2016 list is Richard "shox" Papillon, the in-game leader and star player of G2. shox was rewarded with his highest finish since 2013 due to elite level fragging and exceptional play in big matches.

Richard "shox" Papillon's first Counter-Strike steps were taken in CS 1.5, but the start of his professional career came in CS:Source. shox played in Creativ' in 2008, moving to VeryGames in 2009 where he established himself as one of the best players in the world, but he would still end up being released by Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans's team before the end of the year.

shox then tried on CS 1.6 again, but came back to Source shortly after, joining up with Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom for a period of time before moving back to VeryGames. His second stint with the team wasn't much longer than the first one - as he was once again removed in late 2011.

At the start of CS:GO, shox and ScreaM united in Imaginary Gaming, but this time around it was the Belgian that would get the call-up to join VeryGames, leaving shox to wander between second-tier French teams and international mixes such as TCM-Gaming, where he played alongside Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács for a brief period of time.

In May of 2013 shox got another chance in VeryGames, his first one in CS:GO, and ended up elevating the team significantly - finally allowing them to best NiP. With Papillon in the lineup, the French team won multiple titles and finished the year as the #1 team overall, despite falling to the Swedes in the last tournament of the year - DreamHack Winter 2013.

shox placed 3rd in HLTV.org Top 20 players of 2013, but had a troublesome start to 2014 as he once again departed from the Titan line up, this time on his own terms, citing difficulties with living in a gaming house as the main reason.

"I always had my specific vision about how to play CS and had a lot of confidence in it. By not being the in-game leader, I sometimes had to play in a manner that I didn't want to (which is normal when you are a player, you can't always do what you want)."

"Sometimes I had a loss of motivation for like one or two months, but as I was always a key player in my teams, I couldn't take some rest because my captain always had big expectations from me and I couldn't disappoint him, something that was not always easy to deal with. When you are an important piece in your team, you always have to be on top, something which was hard to understand for me. Overall, I lacked maturity, I think that's the main reason why I had troubles staying in teams." - shox about his departures from VeryGames in Source and Titan/EnVy in CS:GO


shox struggled to stay in teams earlier in his career

shox joined Epsilon shortly after, and despite being in a lower tier team, he was able to achieve some good results with the roster such as the second place finish at DreamHack Valencia 2014 (where he was also the MVP), and a top8 at ESL One Cologne 2014.

His good form was noticed by other players in the country, getting him a place in LDLC in the upcoming French shuffle. It took some time, but the team stabilized under the leadership of Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer and turned out to be the best one coming out of the roster swap - taking over the title of the best team in France from Titan.

2014 was a fruitful year for the LDLC squad - spearheaded by shox and Happy, the team was winning titles - including a Major - DreamHack Winter 2014 -, but was overall the second best team in the world behind fnatic.

After placing 8th in our rankings for 2014, shox looked good at the start of 2015 as well - winning MLG X Games Aspen with his team before the squad moved to a new organization - EnVyUs. shox peaked at Gfinity Summer Masters 1, where he was the MVP of the tournament, but hit a rough patch after that, with the team's form suffering as well. As a result, in the middle of 2015 it was time for another farewell from shox - moving from EnVyUs back to Ex6TenZ's Titan.

The reunion didn't go as planned, as Titan was first eliminated in the groups of ESL One Cologne despite shox's best efforts, finished 5-6th at ESL ESEA Dubai and then had another disappointing 9-12th placing at DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca. The team's best finishes of 2015 came at an event that was plagued with issues, Gaming Paradise (3rd), and CEVO Professional Season 8 Finals (3-4th) - both lower tier events.

shox didn't have a great start to 2016 - at the first event of the year, SLi StarSeries XIV, he was the best player on his team, but still had a below average rating (0.95) in their 7-8th place finish. Global eSports Challenge in Vilnius, Lithuania was a good event in terms of his personal contribution, as he finished with a 1.08 rating (second in G2 behind ScreaM), but his team had another underwhelming result, losing to CLG in the group decider match.

"It was really hard [in the beginning of 2016], the kick from EnVyUs was the hardest one in my whole career, I cried a lot because of it, especially because I knew what I was losing and I didn't see [the kick] coming so it was really hard dealing with the emotions. Coming up to Titan, I knew the road to results I was achieving with EnVy was going to be really, really hard. The first months were not my best as I was still thinking about my kick from EnVy so my mind was definitely not clear to play my best CS."

"My goals were, and will always be to be the best individually and as a team. Every loss was painful cause when you are used to losing in semi-finals or finals and then you don't even pass the group stages, that's the worst feeling ever. I tried to do my best to give the team the maximum I could and help it as I can, but it wasn't enough. My “real” goals began when bodyy joined as I was really confident we could do something way better than the past few months."


shox had a tough time transitioning to Titan/G2 at the start of the year

The ESL Barcelona Invitational followed, a tournament at which G2 finished third - but with only one win over a top tier team, Astralis - and with shox having an average showing himself (1.00 rating and 3rd in his team overall).

MLG Columbus was a key point in both G2's and shox's year, as another group stage exit for the squad due two losses to Virtus.pro lead to a key roster move - the removal of Ex6TenZ.

"Hmmm, for me there were two main reasons [for removing Ex6TenZ]. The first being no-one in the team was trusting him and his leading anymore so it was really embarrassing. When your players don't trust the captain then you can even have the best tactics, but it won't work, it's all about confidence. He agreed on the point that if we don't trust him anymore, it's pointless to continue like this and said that he would prefer to play with other players - who are maybe less strong, but who trust him, something totally understandable."

"The second reason from my point of view is that he had a lot of pressure coming up to the Majors and he was not leading the same way as usual, he was not bringing enough calmness and serenity to the team, something that is really needed when you want to conclude matches with high pressure. I also asked my teammates about the leadership, and they said that they had more confidence in my calls than those of Ex6ZenZ, so coming up to this discussion, it was clear we had to do something."

With the storied leader gone, the in-game leader role was permanently transferred to shox, who picked up Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro to fill the gap and adapted a loose, free-form style of play that saw both ScreaM and shox flourish in the coming tournaments.


G2's latest pickup bodyy had his debut at DH Masters Malmö

"We were searching for a 5th player, and of course EnVyUs at that time would not change for any reason, so I had to search in sub top French teams. I looked at a lot of demos from LDLC White, and I saw real potential in bodyy. He was really intelligent in-game, had a good game sense, could be versatile as a rifler/pistol/AWPer if needed and was playing almost all the positions we were searching for from our 5th."

"So I was definitely confident about picking him, I always knew it was the best choice. Talking about me, I think taking the in-game leader role and the control of team as I wanted in terms of tactics/roles gave me a lot of confidence, something I really needed at that time. Also, coming back to my past role as a lurker boosted my confidence even more."

The improvements were apparent as soon as ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals in May, the second event the new roster attended together. At the tournament that was held in London, UK, shox was the best player on G2 and put up impressive numbers in all notable categories - yielding him an EVP award in his team's second place finish. The Frenchman especially stood out in the grand finals, where he had a great showing on three of the five maps in the grand final against Luminosity - but it wasn't enough for G2 to get their lift the trophy.

"The ESL Pro League Season 3 was my favorite moment of 2016, because even though we didn't win the event, we managed to fight against Luminosity on five maps and even went to an overtime on the last one. We worked, we came there without any expectations and just had the faith in our game style and in our team, we were like 5 fingers of a hand fighting for the same cause. Even though we lost, I had never been so proud of my team then at that moment."

Highlights from the ECS S1 grand final against Luminosity

After a trip to Atlanta for the ELEAGUE Season 1 group stage, where G2 was unable to take down NiP in the decider match despite beating them earlier in the competition, shox and co. returned to London for the ECS Season 1 Finals.

G2 had a slow start to the event, losing to Liquid on Cobblestone 16-6, but recovered by comfortably taking down NiP and getting revenge over Liquid to make it out of the groups. shox contributed highly in all of their map wins in the group stage and only dropped off towards the end of the tournament, where G2 were able to best both fnatic and Luminosity with 2-0 scores.

Overall, another great showing for shox in London - 92.4 ADR, 0.86 KPR, 1.23 impact - but only an EVP award as it was ScreaM that slightly edged him out in terms of contribution to G2's victory.

"Regarding [ECS Season 1 and ESL Pro League Season 3], that's something I will always be proud of. We worked a lot before them, I tried to put the maximum effort I could so my teammates would understand the way I wanted to play as a team."

"We didn't have any expectations, passing the group stages was already a good thing for us. So going to semi-finals and even more was really satisfying, but we didn't take the pressure or whatever, we just kept playing our game and doing what we worked on, remaining as calm as possible - it was really enjoyable and everyone were doing their job perfectly."

Even though G2 was coming into the second Major of the year in such good form, their group of death with SK, fnatic and FaZe was still an extremely hard one to advance from. And after defeats to SK on Cobblestone and fnatic on Train, G2 were out of the Major once again. It was another underwhelming Major showing for shox, who only managed to keep a fairly high ADR (72.8) in the two best-of-one defeats.

"My main regret will be ESL Cologne, as I really wanted to do something good here, we just won ECS and everything was in our hands. We lost two close games and I think I had one of my worst Major performance in my CS career. If I had the level I should have, I guess we would made it out of the group stage and got to the quarters. I have a lot of regrets about that."

"[The thing I would change] is my individual performance I would say, but talking about the leading I can't say the same. I'm still a new in-game leader and I'm learning from my mistakes after every match."


G2 were out of the Major after just two maps

Another blow hit G2 before the first half of the year ended, as they were forced to attend the ELEAGUE Last Chance Qualifier with Simon "Fuks" Florysiak instead of the injured Cédric "RpK" Guipouy - and ended up losing in a tight match against mousesports.

"Well we had two good events with ESL Pro League and ECS, going to the Major it was really sad for us at that time that we had the group of the death because I think we could've definitely done something big there. Going up to ELEAGUE, we needed to get back our confidence and just forget about the Major, and playing with a standin was clearly not the best way - and we also started being tired from playing a lot before the summer break."

"Thinking again about it today, I'm not sure we should have gone to this event with a standin, it just made us lose our confidence more than anything else. Though, we tried to forget it because RpK was not there, so the loss didn't affect us "that much"."

The team was back on their feet after a summer break, cruising through the group stage of SLi StarSeries Season 2 Finals with victories over MVP Project and FaZe. The quarter-final bracket saw them face off against EnVyUs on LAN for the first time of the year, in a match that will go down in history as one of the best French derbies due to the incredible displays from shox and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub. After a tight Dust2 victory by G2, the action moved to Cobblestone where we witnessed what almost seemed like a 1v1 match between the two French stars. In the end, it was shox coming on top in both the individual and team department - 37 kills just on Cobble and +25 K-D, 106.4 ADR for the 2-0 win in the series.

"I always have a lot of pressure in French matches and always want to prove that I'm in the better team, it's all about the rivalry. The only thing I remember from that game is that everything went well for me, I was hitting my shots, had the good timings and the confidence. Once I have these keys, then I can almost do everything I want on the map and it will work because I know the enemies are starting to fear me so I have way more space to play with."


shox picked up another EVP award at StarSeries Season 2

shox was key on their victory on Cobblestone against dignitas as well, grabbing his team a spot in the grand final, but he dropped off against NiP in the final series of the tournament which saw G2 finish in second place once again. However, he was still G2's best player of the tournament as a whole, boasting a 1.26 impact rating and 0.85 kills per round - earning himself another EVP award.

G2 entered a shaky period after StarSeries, as they disappointed in their next tournament showing - ESL One New York. The French team kicked off the Swiss group stage with a match against Astralis on Dust2 which they lost 16-13, followed that by a one-sided defeat to Liquid on Train (16-7) and were ultimately eliminated by OpTic on Cache (16-7). Even though the tournament was a blowout for G2 and a bad showing for shox (0.89 rating, 65.3% KAST), only the map against Liquid was a really bad showing for Papillon, who finished with an above average on the other two.

At EPICENTER: Moscow, a tournament featuring a high prize pool and elite competition, G2 were put in a group with NiP, Natus Vincere and Dignitas. shox was the best-rated G2 player in two out of the three maps his team won in the group stage, with another great showing on Cobblestone standing out, this time against Natus Vincere. Thanks to a good level in the round-of-six series G2 lost to SK, shox was once again the best-rated G2 player of the tournament with 1.07 rating (12% above team average), a very high ADR (89.8) and 2 PotM awards.


The Frenchmen hit a bad patch as the end of 2016 came near

shox's last EVP of the year came at Northern Arena, a lower tier tournament at which G2 were upset by Heroic in the group stage, which set them on an early collision course with Envy, the other favorites of the tournament. After dispatching of their French rivals with another 2-0, G2 were defeated by OpTic in the finals 2-1, winning only on Cobblestone where shox had another masterclass performance (36-21 K-D, 119.7 ADR, 1.63 rating).

"It was always tight against [EnVyUs], we were lucky because the French clash is more like 50-50 since we know each other so well. So, after we won the first game we started to have a confidence boost compared to them and I guess that's what made the difference. If it was the other way, if they started to win against us, I'm pretty sure it would have been the easier for them and really hard for us."

IEM Oakland was the last big tournament of the year for G2 and one of the weakest ones for shox personally. After squeezing past Astralis on Nuke, G2 were demolished by Immortals on Cobblestone, with shox being poor in both maps. He did show up against an unimpressive TyLoo side though, and then again in the last match of the group stage against Liquid - where he combined with ScreaM to edge out the North American side in Overtime.

"Coming up to the 2013-2014 VeryGames/Titan lineup, [me and ScreaM] were just teammates but weren't really playing together in the game so I can't say anything about it. About 2016, I tried to put him in the best positions so he could can have a maximum impact as CT and T. I wanted to use him as the best possible way and I think I did something good here because that's also something he always wanted."

"I also tried to give him more responsibilities, because he was always "just a player” in his teams and I wanted it to change, so I gave him the responsibility of calling some rounds in duo with SmithZz, something that he did good the first months and I guess that boosted his confidence."

With another date with SK scheduled for the round-of-six, there was a chance for shox to redeem himself for a bad group stage showing - especially as the series came down to the decider, Dust2 - but the French star was completely missing, going 6-18 on what is known to be one of his best maps.


Improving as a leader while remaining a strong individual player has been a tough task

Overall, it was still a very successful year for the Frenchmen, who took over the reins of his team for a long period the first time in his career. shox was already known as a player that could do it all - showing prowess with pistols, SMGs, rifles and the AWP, playing as both an entry player and a lurker - but added another degree of versatility in 2016, showing himself as a competent in-game leader as well. shox talked about what he worked on the most during 2016:

"Taking the in-game leader role for more than two months was clearly a challenge for me and I'm at the moment really proud of what I did and how I evolved. I still have a lot of things to learn but I'm confident to say I'm on a good path. The most change I had and the area I improved the most is definitely the teamwork. By being the captain, you need to always have an eye out for all your players and try to fit everyone in positions that are good for them. I'm way more observant about my teammates being in good conditions than myself, I'm trying to make everything good for the team so everyone is happy with the way we play. I gained a lot of maturity by taking the captain role and I'm learning new things every day. Being a captain is not all about tactics on the server, it's also about knowing your players as people and knowing how to manage them - it's a lot of work."

Looking forward towards next year, shox is aiming at more titles and clinching the #1 spot for the first time:

"Talking about 2017, I want to lift more trophies and finally climb to the 1st spot individually, I know I can do it and will continue to work harder to get it.


Main goal for 2017: more trophies 

Why is he the 6th best player of 2016?

shox's contribution to G2 can be seen through three EVP's at big events - ESL Pro League Season 3, ECS Season 1 and SLi StarSeries Season 2 - each of which were awarded for his extremely impactful play. He also received an EVP for his showing at Northern Arena, but that award didn't count as much toward his final ranking.

Even when his team performed poorly and he underperformed as an individual, shox was still able to pick up a lot of frags, making him one of the few elite fraggers of 2016 with 0.78 kills per round (6th overall) and at least one kill in 52.6% of the rounds he played (1st).

G2 relied heavily on shox over the course of 2016, as could be seen by him having 107 ADR in the rounds his team won and also getting a kill in 67% of those rounds - ranking 3rd out of the top 20 in both categories.

In addition to his impact, the key reason why shox is ranked so high in spite of his inconsistency is his play in big matches - he was the highest rated player in them with a 1.16 rating.

What stopped him from breaking into the top 5 of 2016 is his aforementioned tournament-to-tournament inconsistency, as well as his poor play at the Majors at which he finished with a 0.93 average rating.

Bold Prediction

We asked shox to name a young player that maybe reminded him of himself in an earlier point of his career and that he thinks could end up in the top 20 players of 2017. shox picked the latest addition to his team - bodyy.

France Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro

"I would pick bodyy. It's only the beginning for him as he is playing in a top team since April and is only 19. He reminds of myself if the way he plays, really good at clutches, really versatile player, good skill wise and he knows how to play CS. Sometimes he reminds me of myself from a few years ago, so yeah, I definitely think he’ll be there next year as its only the beginning for him - he is the future."

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:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1248
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Simon 'Fuks' Florysiak
Simon 'Fuks' Florysiak
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
276
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1584
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
shox was doing good performances on 2016 but like niko he failed on important moments still he deserved his placement, let see what 2017 will bring for him.
2017-01-15 20:00
SCREAM > SHOX
2017-01-15 20:00
LUL
2017-01-15 20:00
LOL SHIT STATS
2017-01-15 20:01
#75
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Japan Th3Koala 
LUL
2017-01-15 20:02
f0rst > shox
2017-01-15 20:01
#162
bodyy | 
United Kingdom phes 
Nice joke
2017-01-15 20:55
nice joke
2017-01-15 21:15
#233
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Canada theSWBFman 
Shox best
2017-01-16 04:42
Wtf
2017-01-15 20:00
that sad moment when you can't even be the 1st one to reply to the DAMN first comment. FML i is gonna kys
2017-01-15 20:00
#73
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Hungary Shaperz 
i is gonna kill yourself?
2017-01-15 20:02
lmfao hungarians taking those newbie baits as usually
2017-01-15 20:04
is this happens because we are from bulgaria?
2017-01-15 20:25
#39
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Russia band1 
expected
2017-01-15 20:00
#40
shox | 
Estonia Noverr 
Wtf dude
2017-01-15 20:00
living up 2 ur name
2017-01-15 20:00
#48
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Norway Duckelele 
OK
2017-01-15 20:00
Your comment is not even edited? HOW?
2017-01-15 20:00
#58
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Brazil StupidNigNogs 
ok
2017-01-15 20:00
expected cuz granny and grill are afk
2017-01-15 20:00
LUL
2017-01-15 20:01
bro you have for every player a comment already in your notepad huh? haha
2017-01-15 20:01
#71
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Poland mamba99999 
you posted it at 20:00:04, and the second fastest comment if from 20:00:08 - nice admin connections.
2017-01-15 20:01
he didn't individually fail in big moments and his team won like 2 big tournaments so hes not like niko
2017-01-15 20:17
o ç
2017-01-15 23:42
w0w
2017-01-15 20:00
n1
2017-01-15 20:00
Expected. Really good perfomance recently. Gj, shox!
2017-01-15 20:00
deserved
2017-01-15 20:00
#10
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Kazakhstan Juandro 
it's shoxieJESUS
2017-01-15 20:01
NICE
2017-01-15 20:00
#14
broky | 
Latvia keshancs 
n1
2017-01-15 20:00
woop
2017-01-15 20:00
#16
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
wat
2017-01-15 20:00
#18
Korea yuh 
GOd
2017-01-15 20:00
nice
2017-01-15 20:00
#21
heg | 
Slovakia B0R0 
nice
2017-01-15 20:00
just 6th?
2017-01-15 20:00
#164
bodyy | 
United Kingdom phes 
what i thought i thought he would be like 4-5. IMO he has been better than snax this year.
2017-01-15 20:56
check stats from the start of the year, add to this poor major performances and only 1 title with G2 and shit load of bad lans which ended at the groupstage nt tho
2017-01-16 00:45
I also thought 5th or 4th like phes. He played outstandingly in a mediocre team and managed to win something anyway
2017-01-16 01:58
#263
bodyy | 
United Kingdom phes 
His performance was not consistent, but nor was Forest, Snax, S1mple or Device xD When on point no one can beat Shoxie and he proved that by carrying the team for 3 months... it is very hard to do much more rly. Yes i am shox fan and yes i am bias but stats do not tell the story at all...
2017-01-16 18:20
#23
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Greenland freqgod 
n1
2017-01-15 20:00
#24
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World ruyy 
n1
2017-01-15 20:00
wow only 6 = rigged
2017-01-15 20:00
only 6th? where was shox at the beginning of the year? How many big lans did he win? How far did he go at majors? He should be at 7th place, f0rest 6th
2017-01-16 00:48
#229
draken | 
Portugal Alosac 
true
2017-01-16 02:54
Forest overated af
2017-01-16 08:30
#221 Who is overrated again?
2017-01-16 09:23
f0rest 6th LOL. Look at f0rest's performance in 2016. It was dogshit compared to shox when comparing individuals. Shox was the best player in big matches for 2016. f0rest wasn no where close to taking the spot from shox.
2017-01-17 14:37
How many lans did shox win? How far did he go at majors? How many times G2 got eliminated in the group stage? Who cares about shox and his 1.20 rating in big matches when he had couple of them, who cares about rating if he can't pass the group stage. And coldzera was the best in big matches in the 2016
2017-01-17 16:36
Coldzera was not best in big matches. Read the article. Expected from poorlak btw.
2017-01-17 18:01
yeah he was shox had two tournaments and that's it, the end of big matches for him shox at majors? nice rating
2017-01-17 21:22
f0rest at LAN? nice rating
2017-01-17 21:23
ayy lmao shox at majors i aren't think that
2017-01-17 21:29
ayyyyy lmao f0rest in 2016 LUL shox >>>>>>>> f0rest
2017-01-17 21:44
#29
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Turkey FeverSpeed 
ez 5 points
2017-01-15 20:00
#34
France Bouf 
WTF
2017-01-15 20:00
#36
cyx | 
Germany LYFZ 
nice
2017-01-15 20:00
Good player
2017-01-15 20:00
YE
2017-01-15 20:00
#53
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Poland mamba99999 
only top 6 ?!
2017-01-15 20:00
n1
2017-01-15 20:00
#61
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Korea 2814 
Such bs honestly, I swear if FalleN is any higher than #5 I'll be so angry The ranking imo should be 6. Snax 5. FalleN 4. shox 3. s1mple 2. dev1ce 1. coldzera
2017-01-15 20:02
Wtf ? fallen will be 3 or 4
2017-01-15 20:03
#88
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Korea 2814 
That's what I'm saying, he doesn't deserve such a high rating. #5 or 6 would be good
2017-01-15 20:04
No,fallen deserve even 2#,igl + awper and consistent + major champ
2017-01-15 20:05
#97
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Korea 2814 
LOL D E L U S I O N
2017-01-15 20:08
you're the delusional one here
2017-01-15 20:48
#156
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Korea 2814 
Just watch dude there's no world in which FalleN is #2
2017-01-15 20:49
Who is your top 2? S1mple? Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk S1mple > FalleN? That's what you're saying?
2017-01-15 20:52
#161
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Korea 2814 
My list is literally a few posts above, fucks sake man. Why are you even replying to me if you don't know the full context of everything I'm saying Expected from a brazilian though as always
2017-01-15 20:54
dev 2??? fucking retarded. sure he was consistant and high impact, but only won 1 event... fallen MASSIVE impact awp igl and acutally WON shit
2017-01-16 03:50
only player that did better than him in 2016 was cold, fallen top #2 ez but hltv is biased so there we'll see device ^^
2017-01-15 20:27
#254
HaZR | 
France Tag117 
Brazil flag, "fallen top #2 ez" yet calls hltv biased?
2017-01-16 12:55
it's not me saying that the stats and the achievments are saying that :D
2017-01-16 12:58
u are a retard
2017-01-16 00:49
#140
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Macau fAKEs2j 
Who the fuck care about your rage? Lmao.
2017-01-15 20:32
fallen top 3 or rigged i mean cmon he made that fucking team and carries it big time no joke
2017-01-15 22:39
<3<3<3
2017-01-15 20:00
#65
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Brazil VAC0 
1- cold 2- snax 3- fallen 4- device 5- s1mple
2017-01-15 20:00
5.Snax 4.s1mple 3.FalleN 2.device 1.coldzera
2017-01-15 20:00
#89
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Croatia mds818 
you know,fallen and simple might change their spots.
2017-01-15 20:05
#216
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Australia Raychippy5 
"Might" fuck me. Will there be any point in changing his rankings then???
2017-01-16 00:30
#76
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
wtf?
2017-01-15 20:02
deserved
2017-01-15 20:03
LOL wtf hltv, how is shox not top 3 player? nice "top" 20
2017-01-15 20:03
LoL wtf, coldzera, Fallen and Device better. By everything, by stats, achievements and highlights.
2017-01-15 20:06
device ? and what about s1mple ? it's bs man
2017-01-15 20:13
Device the wco fragger lul
2017-01-15 20:15
s1mple and coldzera = noscope luck based highlight clips type players, play for frags instead of team win fallen = good but overrated device = overrated bait player, low impact frag hunter watch shox play, 100% skill based impact player
2017-01-15 20:17
no /close
2017-01-15 20:29
That wasn't biased at all
2017-01-15 20:33
did you read the article baguette? or english is something new to you? where was shox at the beginning of the year? how many titles did he win? how far did he go at both majors? How many times G2 ended at the last place? You're delusional fanboy, 6th should've been f0rest
2017-01-16 00:53
Forest is overated by nip fangay
2017-01-16 08:33
read article again and check shox's stats and achievements
2017-01-16 09:25
Check f0rest's stats then LUL.
2017-01-17 14:38
#84
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Croatia mds818 
well deserved,expected either 5 or 6
2017-01-15 20:03
#85
shox | 
Germany rakFABI 
shoxie jesus <3
2017-01-15 20:03
#86
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
What a joke. He is the most skilled player in the world and he is top6? LMAO
2017-01-15 20:04
+1
2017-01-15 20:07
+1 his team not have enough good player to win many event. but this is 2017 just wait superteam build we will see what happens xD
2017-01-15 20:59
#194
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Czech Republic exi77 
device is better /closed
2017-01-15 22:09
#199
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Germany ToxlC 
Device top1
2017-01-15 22:29
nice
2017-01-15 20:04
Expecting at least top 5....
2017-01-15 20:05
#95
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Korea MavenCSGOD 
5. Fallen 4. Device 3. Snax 2. Coldzera 1. s1mple
2017-01-15 20:06
deserved. does anybody really expect him to be in top 5?
2017-01-15 20:06
#98
NiKo | 
Bangladesh XalYWero 
5.snax 4.fallen 3.device 2.simple 1.coldzera
2017-01-15 20:07
#228
frozen | 
Czech Republic Mollo 
exactly!
2017-01-16 02:21
+1
2017-01-16 05:09
what does 'evp' mean?
2017-01-15 20:08
extremely valuable player (I guess)
2017-01-15 20:10
#168
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Venezuela Kremator 
Exceptionally valuable player and it's given to a player when rest of the team is full BOT and this players carries them into victory
2017-01-15 21:02
Thank you
2017-01-15 21:02
deserved! :) 5 s1mple 4 FalleN 3 Snax 2 Dev1ce 1 Coldzera
2017-01-15 20:08
#103
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Germany Hampel 
lul snax over shox
2017-01-15 20:09
shox <3 best french player for years
2017-01-15 20:09
shox > all
2017-01-15 20:12
#112
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Portugal Death_Hack 
5.Snax 4.Device 3.FalleN 2.S1mple 1.Coldzera
2017-01-15 20:14
#258
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Russia reflexfb 
Nice top5
2017-01-16 13:57
Still the best player of all times on csgo !
2017-01-15 20:14
#165
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Brazil hugoooo 
That's GeT_RiGhT.
2017-01-15 20:57
Shox will pass him very soon
2017-01-16 00:21
#224
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Brazil hugoooo 
It's literally impossible for anyone else to do that "very soon", because it would need a few years to surpass what GTR already did from 2013 to 2016.
2017-01-16 00:55
shox has had peaks in all states of csgo, in all levels of competition, in every single year the game has been competitive. GTR was amazing 2012-2013 but has dropped off every single year. Shox is closing in on him due to longevity and being one of the best every single year against increasing levels of talent
2017-01-16 03:10
i like shox but i think you eat to many baguetes and you going crazy now
2017-01-16 07:25
Shox is just a god maaaan! Deserved but for me he deserve top 4
2017-01-15 20:16
#115
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Poland Astoner55 
Wtf, Snax higher than Shox? That's... weird
2017-01-15 20:15
#123
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Chile Cristoff 
1 coldzera 2 s1mple 3 fallen 4 device 5 snax most likely
2017-01-15 20:18
+++++
2017-01-15 20:23
Top 5 expected
2017-01-15 20:21
#128
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
1. cold 2. dev1ce 3. s1mple 4. fallen 5. snax You're welcome.
2017-01-15 20:21
#137
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Spain StarkForce1 
Deserved #respect
2017-01-15 20:28
god tier player deserved spot
2017-01-15 20:34
wtfff, shox should be top1
2017-01-15 20:36
#149
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
xd
2017-01-15 20:43
1. coldzera 2. device 3. FalleN 4. Snax 5. s1mple
2017-01-15 20:37
There is a GOD. ONE GOD. THE GOD. SHOXIESETERNALGODHOOD
2017-01-15 20:38
Shox <3
2017-01-15 20:40
Why not TOP5. God damn that HLTV.
2017-01-15 20:43
5-s1mple 4-snax 3-device 2-fallen 1-coldzera
2017-01-15 20:45
there is a mistacke: shox didnt get a place in LDLC HE CREATE THE TEAM with NBK
2017-01-15 20:50
#160
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Portugal Stifmyster 
i would put shoxieJesus in 4º
2017-01-15 20:53
#163
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Brazil hugoooo 
lol at the French guys picking bodyy as prospect. #6 is accurate for shox, good ranking so far.
2017-01-15 20:56
If G2 players are really like the 5 fingers of the hand fighting for the same thing, shox is actually the 3rd one.
2017-01-15 21:07
shox deserve top 5
2017-01-15 21:07
#175
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Bangladesh drvken 
probably
2017-01-15 21:16
#173
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Bangladesh drvken 
I would pick bodyy. It's only the beginning for him as he is playing in a top team since April and is only 19. He reminds of myself if the way he plays, really good at clutches, really versatile player, good skill wise and he knows how to play CS. Sometimes he reminds me of myself from a few years ago, so yeah, I definitely think he’ll be there next year as its only the beginning for him - he is the future.
2017-01-15 21:15
#177
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Brazil WWWWWWW 
shox>device
2017-01-15 21:19
body is over rated, but maybe he can become consistent.
2017-01-15 21:22
Dev1ce S1mple Snax Fallen Coldzera
2017-01-15 21:22
Give me 1 reasob why is he higher than F0rp?
2017-01-15 21:22
#181
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Japan MashiroK 
f0rest>shox
2017-01-15 21:33
lol "hes only 19" hover over bodyys name "age 20"
2017-01-15 21:35
#184
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Estonia jossd 
bodyy had a birthday recently and I guess that this interview was done before that.
2017-01-15 21:40
Where is konfig in list top 20? Guy shooted on top 5-8 place of this year...
2017-01-15 21:46
#193
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
he won't be in top 20 LEL, 5 Snax 4 FalleN 3 dev1ce 2 s1mple 1 Coldzera
2017-01-15 22:08
Professeur thats a mistake the hightlight was from ecs not from esl pro league
2017-01-15 21:49
""It was really hard [in the beginning of 2016], the kick from EnVyUs was the hardest one in my whole career, I cried a lot because of it, especially because I knew what I was losing and I didn't see [the kick] coming so it was really hard dealing with the emotions." :(
2017-01-15 21:57
#190
shox | 
Russia StayAway 
Yeah! I knew it
2017-01-15 22:04
shox the best!
2017-01-15 22:06
#195
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Poland Banan_IDK 
5.Device 4.S1mple 3.Fallen 2.Snax 1.Coldzera
2017-01-15 22:19
#196
shox | 
Europe x1ld3n 
Srsy? 6? He deserved #1.
2017-01-15 22:20
#197
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Brazil Collee 
Really enjoyed him in 2016. But looking at his stats - both team and individual - he didn't deserve #6. There's at least 4 guys under him who deserve more. He should be #9 at best. I'd put him as #6 or #5 without looking at stats, but yeah, his team(except Scream) is holding him down hard, he would perform much better and consistently with better mates
2017-01-15 22:25
Shox had the best big game(playoff) ratings out of every cs go player. If anything he should be in the top 5 instead of chokers like device etc.
2017-01-15 22:54
#206
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Brazil Collee 
This isn't a "big ratings on big matches" top 20 device had an 1.19 rating in 2016, he played much better and consistently than shox, it's not even arguable, he also had good ratings on big matches. This choking thing is a myth if we talk about device only. Just check his stats since the beggining, he's the most consistent CS:GO player in history Just his 2016 events: hltv.org/?pageid=247&playerid=7592&stats..
2017-01-15 23:01
Compared to shox he is a big time choker.
2017-01-15 23:51
Big time choker was in 2014/2015 mate, those time are over..
2017-01-16 12:57
LOL, look at device's performances in play off matches. He chokes hard when he faces good teams and things are on the line. Look at IEM Oakland semifinal for example: hltv.org/match/2306716-astralis-sk-iem-o.. Device the worst player on the fucking server across two maps. Pathetic. In comparison, shox was the best player in big matches of any player in 2016.
2017-01-17 14:46
"device’s 1.05 rating in big matches, the lowest in the top ten" Aka choker in the big games compared to shox' 1.16 big game match rating.
2017-01-18 20:17
#259
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Romania fordawiN 
lmao device better than shox, dude stats aren't everything, you need to learn a bit more about this game
2017-01-16 16:35
how the fuck isnt he no3.
2017-01-15 22:31
How is Snax higher than Shox? I highly doubt he performed better in the big matches...
2017-01-15 22:56
lol ...
2017-01-16 07:27
shox at major? i aren't think that
2017-01-16 09:26
It's a shame shox will probably never be the #1 Player of the Year. I think for sure at his peak he is, or at least has been, the best player in the world. But achievements are important to the measure and he's too often in a sub-top team.
2017-01-15 23:04
#208
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
as said0000
2017-01-15 23:12
5.s1mple 4.fallen 3.snax 2.device 1.cold
2017-01-15 23:41
<3
2017-01-16 00:24
Snax better than shox? I aren't think that.
2017-01-16 00:28
LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
2017-01-16 05:13
youtube.com/watch?v=qLVIgyrRk28 Better play than entire cheaters (BR) 2016. XD
2017-01-16 05:15
Smithzz will be flying with shox And g2 will win major
2017-01-16 00:37
well dunno where was he when his team really needed him to step up like the god shox do (in majors and ye his teammates didnt play that great either buts still ) :)
2017-01-16 00:37
"getting him a got him a place in LDLC in the upcoming French shuffle." Wtf is that sentence :D
2017-01-16 00:40
#225
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France p2l 
he deserves the top 5
2017-01-16 01:22
#227
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Portugal dracø 
I had him on my top 5. Looking forward to see him on the superteam, without yo les noobs to push him down.
2017-01-16 02:01
Naf-fly/Mixwell top 5 confirmed Kappa
2017-01-16 05:58
fancy1 top1 nokappa
2017-01-16 06:05
#239
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India hdsheta10 
Cold Simple Device Fallen Snax
2017-01-16 06:09
#245
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United Kingdom Ben9619 
S1mple =5
2017-01-16 08:54
ScreaM > Shox nt hltv
2017-01-16 09:08
it should've been f0rest not shox 7th place would be better form him
2017-01-16 09:28
Lol no way. Shox had a lot more god tier performances(1.20+ ratings) than f0rest. F0rest had what, one 1.20+ rating event? In that event he wasn't even the highest rated LMAO(it was shox). Shox had 5-6 1.20+ rating events. f0rest was never close to shox in this ranking. f0rest wasn't even #1 in any statistic. That's weak af. Shox was #1 in big matches and rounds with at least one kill.
2017-01-17 14:41
ez 4 cheatrs
2017-01-16 09:34
expected
2017-01-16 11:34
1.cold 2.snax 3.s1mple 4.dev1ce 5.fallen
2017-01-16 12:51
#260
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Russia xavikz 
frogogay
2017-01-16 17:50
#261
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Europe lalt 
Is it really necessary to begin the story from player's grand parents' first date and what happened there? And how his parents meet? Am I only one this article format is a bit ridiculous? :D
2017-01-16 17:59
#264
wantz | 
Denmark zwank 
Wasn't Shox's first team the 2008 VeryGames? Shox, KRL, Smithzz, mateOo and RpK?
2017-01-16 20:00
#265
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Netherlands xdanny 
Shox #1 2017, in new superteam
2017-01-16 23:20
ez for Papillock
2017-01-17 13:57
#268
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
It's sad ex6 and rpk will never win a major
2017-01-17 14:26
#281
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Poland cGev 
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2017-01-18 22:53
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