NiKo wins ESL One NY MVP award
FaZe star Nikola "NiKo" Kovač is HLTV.org's Most Valuable Player (MVP) of ESL One New York.
The Bosnian talent beat teammate Håvard "rain" Nygaard for the honour with his sensational performance in the final - averaging a 1.74 Rating and topping the scoreboard on all three maps - as the Norwegian player was leading the race prior to the title decider.
Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, who had the highest Rating of the tournament at 1.70, also led in terms of KDD (+88), KAST (86.8%), percentage of rounds with at least one kill (61.6%), Damage difference per round (+45.5) deaths-per-round ratio (0.41) and clutches won (6).
Liquid's Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken also deserves a special mention as he averaged a 1.16 Rating - the highest of his team - despite the one-sided final, which hurt his numbers. Before the match against FaZe, the 17-year-old had only had one map out of ten with a below-average Rating.