Top 20 players of 2017: olofmeister (19)

Striker
January 1st, 2018 20:00

Number 19 in the top 20 ranking powered by EGB.com is FaZe's Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer. The 25-year-old had an underwhelming start to the year with fnatic, but his contribution to FaZe's success in the second part of 2017 helped him keep his place in the top 20 for the fourth consecutive year since breaking out in 2014.

Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer started his career in Counter-Strike 1.6. In the last four years of the previous version of the game, from 2009-2012, he was seen playing alongside names we now know well, like Richard "Xizt" Landström and Markus "pronax" Wallsten. While he enjoyed smaller successes in some of his stints, the Swede never proved himself a top-tier player until CS:GO came around.

Putting himself on the radar in his first big team, LGB, who placed 5th-8th and 3rd-4th at the first two Majors, olofmeister would go on to join fnatic in mid-2014. Throughout the rest of the year he became a star, helping his new team reach new heights with four titles in six tournaments to earn his first entry into our Top 20 ranking with a 12th place.

fnatic picked up where they left off in 2015, dominating with 11 titles including back-to-back Major wins while olofmeister made a step up to superstardom as the best player of the year. 2016 wasn't as successful for the now 25-year-old, however. After getting off to an amazing start, he was struck with an arm injury in March just before the first Major of the year, MLG Columbus, and took a break to rest after going out in the quarter-finals in the United States.

"It's hard to say if we would have won MLG Columbus [had my injury not happened], but I'm 100% certain that we would have been a lot better. Even if we won that major, at one point or another we would have disbanded, because our team chemistry was really bad and it showed as soon as we started to get bad results. We did not understand what a good team we really had and took it for granted, which we all understood later on…"

olofmeister's injury ahead of MLG Columbus changed everything

"From the start I just thought I would play the same way I always did, but it's hard when the arm isn't 100%. It's something I'm still trying to fix, but it's not that easy. After playing a while, of course I had to think differently and it still something I try to do today."

Unable to go back to winning ways after his return, fnatic broke into two pieces before 2016's off-season and olofmeister was tasked to create a new team with Dennis "dennis" Edman at his side. The Swedish scene suffered instead as neither of the two parts could return to their former glory, but thanks to the great first portion of 2016, olofmeister came away with the eighth place of our ranking.

"First of all, we were stuck in a bad situation. We had to make a team fast because of the roster locks and we didn't really have that many players to choose from, which led us to a few lineup changes during the season, so we never really had the time to get good teamplay in.

"We lost three (one came back [laughs]) world class players with a lot of experience, which is super hard to replace. But the biggest challenge was not having an IGL and that was the biggest challenge for any Swedish team at that time, there was a real lack of leaders. It's starting to come now with Golden etc., but we need more!"

Like many others, fnatic kicked off 2017 at the ELEAGUE Major. It had already been decided well ahead of time that they would make changes after the tournament concluded, with Jesper "JW" Wecksell and Robin "flusha" Rönnquist set to come back and revert the changes fnatic had made in mid-2016. Perhaps it helped the struggling team relieve pressure, as the Swedes placed third-fourth — well above expectations — after a 3-1 record in the Swiss group stage and a successful quarter-final against Gambit. Save for the fairly one-sided semi-final versus Astralis, olofmeister was a consistent presence throughout the tournament.

"We decided to be honest with both our teams and just said the truth one month before the event. Everyone took it really well and understood why we decided to get back together, and after having a team talk we decided not to practice at all before the Major and just go there to have fun and do our best.

"I'm sure that we would have done worse if we had practiced with that team, because without practice we just went there with zero pressure and the freedom for all players to do whatever they wanted. Super hard to read for the opponents but also nothing that would have worked in the long run."

Then came the official roster change, as the late 2015 to mid-2016 version of fnatic came back together after the two sides realized they had made a mistake, a disappointing several months in both camps later. Apart from natural gameplay changes, the team also revamped their map pool, with Cobblestone making its way out after Nuke was reintroduced, despite the older version of fnatic having been one of the best on the map:

"We had our differences on Cobblestone, whether it was a good map or not and if we really were good on it, and we thought we had to mix something up with putting Nuke in the map pool.

"I'm pretty sure that we weren't as good as we used to be on it, but I was one of the players saying that we should play it more, the reasoning being that we used to be really good on it. Also for myself it's hard to to the same moves as before as pretty much everyone is ready for it and obviously I don't have the same confidence in doing it as I once had."

The move didn't have the desired effect, though, as the new-old squad exited DreamHack Masters Las Vegas in the group stage at the hands of Gambit and Virtus.pro, and the struggles would only continue as the months went on.

Same lineup, very different results

Despite olofmeister's valiant effort at IEM Katowice, where the Swede stood head and shoulders above the rest — especially excelling at opening up rounds for his team as the best player of the event in that regard —, fnatic were faced with another early departure after disappointing to finish off close affairs against Astralis and Immortals; the latter in spite of a 12-3 lead after the first half.

"I remember that everything really felt good for me individually at IEM Katowice and that the arm felt really good, which led to a lot of confidence. At the same time, I probably never had a worse loss than the one we had against Immortals in my entire career."

fnatic seemed to be making good strides when they advanced to playoffs at StarSeries in April following a month free of tournaments, but the Swedes took a step back again in May, falling short in the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals. In Dallas, fnatic won three out of five matches in the round robin, but it wasn't enough to push them to playoffs on its own due to three teams tying for second and third place (with SK and EnVyUs). The trio played a set of mr3 tiebreakers to decide who goes through and fnatic didn't make the cut in the end after two losses.

Between the two events, olofmeister's role within the team changed, as he toned down his aggression and was much less involved in opening duels, although it didn't seem to have a lasting effect on fnatic.

"It's a mix of the things I said above and also the roles you get in the team. We tried a lot of different things to make it work, both as individuals and as a team."

Staying in their home country that time around, olofmeister & co. attended their only smaller-sized tournament with this lineup, DreamHack Open Summer. After hitting a bump in the form of a quintuple-overtime loss to CLG on Train, where olofmeister did his best to keep his team in the match, fnatic survived a close decider with Gambit and took down Immortals in the semis, but SK were too strong to handle in the final and snatched the trophy after a 2-1 win.

olofmeister got his first EVP in fnatic's campaign at DreamHack Open Summer

Throughout the first portion of 2016, olofmeister kept an above-average form despite mostly poor finishes, with the exception of DreamHack Masters. However, he then went on a decline and played two of his worst tournaments of the year, ECS Season 3 Finals and ESL One Cologne, with the Swede recording a measly 0.74 rating at the former due to an underwhelming elimination match against Liquid.

"I don't remember anything from the Liquid game at ECS and I don't want to either, to be honest. We always for some reason struggled against Liquid in fnatic and that was just a shit game."

It was then time for the second and last Major of 2017, PGL Krakow, which would become olofmeister's last tournament in the black-and-orange jersey that he had donned for three years. He played a pivotal part in two of fnatic's three wins in the groups, against FlipSid3 and G2, to finish 3-2 in the Swiss stage and schedule another Gambit rendezvous in a Major quarter-finals — the third in a row. That time, olofmeister & co. came up short and left the tournament in 5th-8th place.

It was clear that fnatic hadn't been able to replicate any of their form from late 2015 and early 2016 despite fielding the exact same lineup, with confidence being a key factor, as olofmeister put it:

"The main reason I would say is confidence. Back then everyone in our team had super high confidence and everyone was scared of us no matter the result, likewise no matter the result we never lost our belief and confidence that we would win. That takes a hit in both the individual play and the teamplay.

"The team chemistry was good, though, everyone really tried hard to make it work, but it never really worked without a leader. Also having the history we had had, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves that we wouldn't accept anything else than a win. If we didn't win we basically came last, no matter where we actually placed."

PGL Major Krakow was olofmeister's last tournament in the black-and-orange jersey

It turns out that the former best player in the world got an offer from FaZe during the Major alongside Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, but olofmeister wasn't sure whether to accept it or not at the beginning.

"I got the offer during the Major and at first I didn't really know what to do. FaZe was a better team than us during that period, and I also knew that it was pretty much a guarantee that if we didn't win the Major we would make changes in fnatic.

"Even if it maybe was an obvious choice for some people it was a hard decision to take because of all the history I had with fnatic and the organization as a whole, they always did everything by the books and treated us the best way possible. Also, I owe them a lot because they are a big reason for me going pro. After the major was over I told them I needed a few days do think about the decision and to talk it through with my family and friends. I'm super happy with the decision I took and I think it was good for both teams!"

The very beginning of the new FaZe was slow, as was olofmeister's among his new teammates. DreamHack Masters Malmö at the end of August ended up being just a learning experience for the fresh lineup, who then went back to the drawing board to prepare for two tournaments in the U.S., ELEAGUE Premier and ESL One New York.

"We didn't have that much time to practice before Malmö as the negotiations between the two organizations took longer then expected, and we couldn't practice before it was a done deal. We wanted to do better there, of course, but we learned a lot from each other that event and had a long talk with each other while watching the vods."

"I can't and don't want to take as much space as I did in the old team, we have "new" and better players for that (for now [winks]). Also it takes a while for me to become really comfortable in a team, in the first half a year or so in fnatic I was pretty much the same I am today. It takes a time to gel with your team! And the other players are super easy to play with, everyone just wants to win but sometimes it can be hard because people are too nice... I mean, we can argue about who should take the drop, as nobody wants to take it because they think someone else should take it [laughs]."

Little could we have known that we would witness two of the most dominant runs of the game's history. Something simply clicked in FaZe, who started their mission in Atlanta in the second week of September with 16-9 and 16-6 wins over Renegades and Na`Vi in the group, respectively, and proceeded to grab the title in New York not only without losing a map, but also averaging less than six rounds lost per map throughout the entire tournament. The streak wouldn't stop there, as the European squad traveled back to Atlanta in mid-October for the ELEAGUE Premier playoffs and took down EnVyUs, North, and Astralis to grab their second consecutive title and go 15-0 across the two events.

No one could touch FaZe in New York

During the two tournaments, olofmeister played some of the best Counter-Strike we've seen from him for over a year, for which he earned two of his five EVPs (Exceptionally Valuable Player) in 2017.

Fans and pundits alike could only wonder for how long the streak could go, but it didn't take much time. FaZe kept it during the EPICENTER Wild Card qualifier against TYLOO later in October to make it 17-0, but the main tournament proved to be tougher than expected for Finn "karrigan" Andersen's squad as well as the Swede himself. While at the previous two tournaments olofmeister rarely dipped in the red numbers, it was the other way around in Saint Petersburg. He finished the event with a 0.90 rating — the lowest in the team for the first and only time — while FaZe exited the tournament in groups after a narrow win over Gambit and losses to SK and Virtus.pro, the eventual finalists.

"Everything just felt off at EPICENTER and I don't know why, I'm pretty sure I had a lot of hours going into the tournament, but it just didn't click. Being as rain was off as well and he had basically never been "off" since me and GuardiaN joined the team, we just played badly. Also, we always try to do something as a team almost every day we are away, but for some reason we just didn't do anything at all and I think that affected us as well."

The team dubbed super quickly recovered and so did olofmeister, who was once again a consistent contributor throughout the groups and semi-finals at IEM Oakland, helping FaZe make the grand final. That time it was NiP who stood in the way and outlasted their opponents after a grueling best-of-five, however, as the FaZe Clan went back across the Atlantic disappointed.

FaZe looked to be on their way to another final appearance at BLAST not a week later, but tight losses to North and Astralis in the round robin put them just outside of that realm of possibilities. Nonetheless, olofmeister added another solid performance to his resumé, mainly thanks to marvelous play on the offense (1.40 rating on the Terrorist side) en route to third place overall.

ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, the last event of the year containing both of the top two teams, SK and FaZe, followed and — to the delight of all fans of good Counter-Strike — the two met in the grand final to settle who the best team in the world is. The Brazilian team confirmed their edge over the European squad, who had been unable to take down SK in series even in the previous iterations.

"The first time we played SK I felt a difference in the communication and that we were a little bit more stressed than usually, but in the other games I felt like it's been more close. And of course they are the team to beat and have a mental advantage.

"However, I have been on the same side they are on and all it takes is one or two wins and that mental advantage is going to go away, so hopefully we can beat them and make it a more even match-up during 2018!"

To end the year on a high note, FaZe traveled to Cancun for the SK-less ECS Season 4 Finals. Astralis once again bested them in a best-of-one in the winners' match, but otherwise the No.2 team in the world encountered little resistance, passing Cloud9 and fnatic in series before squaring off against mousesports in the battle of two multinational mixtures. FaZe had been the clear favorites, but the final proved to be a massive challenge, as all three maps went to at least 30 rounds, with the last two going to overtimes. olofmeister was up and down during the Mexican event, but he stepped up when it mattered most, pushing his team over the edge with a superb 1.50 rating on the last map, Mirage.

Needless to say, FaZe's attempt to create the best team possible out of scattered European stars back in the off-season seems to have succeeded, which may lead to more teams venturing the same way in the future, olofmeister believes:

"I'm not sure about this superteam name as everyone is calling it, but I'm sure that more and more teams will try the multinational way!"

The moment when he joined FaZe is also the main memory from 2017 he will keep for years to come.

"My main memory will be joining FaZe Clan and being happy that I took the right decision."

Why is he the 19th best player of 2017?

While his last seven months in fnatic resulted in little success aside from second place at DreamHack Open Summer for which he got an EVP, olofmeister's level of play in the second part of 2017 helped FaZe secure three titles, ESL One New York, ELEAGUE Premier, and ECS Season 4 Finals, and earned him four more EVPs.

Although his overall 1.08 rating is the lowest out of all the top 20 players, unlike most players' olofmeister's numbers didn't drop in the playoffs or in the grand finals he played last year (averaging a 1.08 rating in both regards). In the six grand finals he was part of during the year he always recorded a 1.00 rating or better, which speaks to his impact on the big games and ability to deal with pressure.

The 25-year-old's contribution to FaZe's success towards the end of the year put him in the Top 20

Other than that he was a good all-round presence as usual, as he put up above average numbers in opening kills (0.11 per round) and clutches (43 in total, ranked seventh best), with over half of his clutches coming from events where his team made a deep run (DreamHack Open Summer, ELEAGUE Premier, IEM Oakland, and ECS Season 4 Finals).

However, a lack of standout performances prevented him from placing any higher, as did a number of poor showings at events such as ECS Season 3 Finals, ESL One Cologne and EPICENTER.

Bold prediction

When asked to name a player who has yet to make a name for himself and could skyrocket to success in 2018 to even earn his place in the next Top 20 players edition, olofmeister picked one GODSENT's newest additions, 15-year-old Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin:

Sweden Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin

"There is so much talent out there so it's hard to take just one, but I would like to say some Swede so I say Brollan!"

Stay tuned to our Top 20 players of 2017 ranking powered by EGB.com and take a look at the Introduction article to learn more about how the players were picked.

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
391
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1303
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1418
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1173
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1370
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1173
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
909
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
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Denmark 1924 
ez for hunden
2018-01-01 20:00
#10
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Spain Hola) 
omg ez messi
2018-01-01 20:01
#17
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Poland Snacer1337 
ez rudy
2018-01-01 20:01
#83
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Turkey Mustafa- 
olofmeister is from top 1 (2015) to top 19 LUL
2018-01-01 20:11
he shouldn't even be in top 20 for 2017 rigged ffs
2018-01-01 20:17
+1
2018-01-01 20:29
#132
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Canada Timings 
Who else
2018-01-01 20:36
#188
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Idk, but it said that because of going to FaZe and winning shit he got here, so if that's so it wouldn't surprise me to see fucken TACO at the top 20.
2018-01-01 21:31
#195
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Canada Timings 
Yeah but Olof has showed consistency and good plays in most of tournaments and gets a lot of EVPs. Taco had like 1 good tournament in 2017 so yeah. Everyone can't be happy.
2018-01-01 21:38
#210
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
I would like to know what the fuck does EVP mean tho. Olof has been good this year, not even close to his past form, but i think he can still perform at a higher level than this 2 years in 2018.
2018-01-01 22:00
EVP - Exceptionally Valued/Valuable Player HLTV kind of made that up, I googled it and there is no such thing as EVP.
2018-01-01 22:09
#251
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Yeah, i didn't understood first that, now it makes sense, olof has been a good player this year, idk if top 20, but he made it to the playoffs of both majors and has been decent in every tournament he played on FNC and in most with FaZe. Anyway, if EVP is a thing, then S1mple should be top 5 lul.
2018-01-02 00:23
s1mple could very easily be top 6
2018-01-02 00:49
#307
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Brazil oJama 
Yeah since he won one tournament the WHOLE year if simple could be top 6 for winming one tournament TACO could ve top 1 by winning 9
2018-01-02 06:43
#347
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
You're stupid.
2018-01-02 15:44
HAH TRU
2018-01-02 07:00
#359
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
think its more of a "impact fragger" stat, like a NBK not a shox if that makes sense
2018-01-03 01:53
#230
byali | 
Poland MBQ 
It's basically just MVP for the player that had the best rating but didn't win the event. Or so I think, not really sure
2018-01-01 23:17
#263
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Denmark MeToxi 
Its basically players that had a good showing at an event but wasn't on the winning team
2018-01-02 01:30
Or were on the winning team but got overshadowed by a teammate
2018-01-02 02:23
#294
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Denmark MeToxi 
I wasn't sure about that but I guess thats true aswell. ;)
2018-01-02 05:29
GTR from 2013, 2014 1st to not even in top20 probably
2018-01-01 20:36
#255
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Portugal GoDtK 
GTR will for sure on top 20.
2018-01-02 00:48
i really do hope so. i really do...
2018-01-03 20:16
#35
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Russia AyvaN 
ez for nme
2018-01-01 20:01
#2
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
rudy so bad this year
2018-01-01 20:01
#70
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Qatar kys_lvl99 
Olof 2017 at top 20 = lul
2018-01-01 20:07
#148
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Europe Spoonman20 
I don't understand why Polish people are so rude towards gingers... Do you need to boost your self-esteem so badly?
2018-01-01 20:45
pasha used to call him rudy as a friend u retard not because he wanted to make fun of him wtf
2018-01-02 17:38
#3
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Romania KWonderChild 
1
2018-01-01 20:00
And people used to compared olof with coldzera... You see the difference? You see the difference now EU fanboys? Coldzera is on a whole another level, not even comparable.. . Olof (And the old fnatic lineup) were good in 2015, when the scene wasn't competitive. When th3 same players are put in a completely new environment, that's what happens with their performance... That's why coldzera and SK will be remembered as the greatest of all time...they can and WILL peefo4mqnce good no matter the circumstances...
2018-01-01 21:16
omegalul
2018-01-01 21:23
#182
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Slovakia pr1ece38 
Stfu u dont know anything from cs now is olof LUKRER and Cold id ENTRY penautbrain
2018-01-01 21:26
#246
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Brazil coldzao2 
Lol Cold is support Everyone knows it and he said it himself He doesnt even buy armor on pistol rounds, only nades/kits Taco and fer are entry
2018-01-02 00:14
He still the star tho
2018-01-02 02:25
#327
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Slovakia grco_ 
Don't even try to argue with him . Let him be in his world. Its C9 fanboy logic. :)
2018-01-02 11:05
#334
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Slovakia 7AJFUN 
+ true
2018-01-02 12:08
he playes a fragging support role to help his teammates from some situations.
2018-01-02 16:06
Fer plays kinda mixed roles some maps entry some map random bulshittery wich is quite effective
2018-01-06 07:55
Cold is entry? HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LUL
2018-01-02 22:49
#372
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Slovakia pr1ece38 
U have like 10 IQ ,? -Cold is going to site w team -Olof is lurker PENAUTBRAIN
2018-01-04 17:17
Have you ever watched SK play? Cold does everything. PEANUTBRAIN. (side note: just because you go to the site with your team, it does not mean you're an entry fragger. PEANUTBRAIN)
2018-01-05 21:00
LUL "scene wasnt competitive" CRINGE. this is some dumb shit all bra71lians copy and paste and think it means something but you have no idea what it means xD the funniest part is that if "scene wasnt competitive" LG were still shit xD Shit in uncompetitive scene? get on fnatics level. SK can't and never will, cry is free.
2018-01-01 21:27
fnatic: dominant in 2015 => scene gets more competitive: cant do shit nowdays LG/SK: good in 2015 => scene gets more competitive: best team of all time conclusion? fnatic wasnt good enough
2018-01-01 21:32
#196
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Canada Timings 
Didn't they talk about Olof and Cold? Olof is in FaZe now boyy.
2018-01-01 21:40
Oh look! ONE TEAM dropped off mysteriously after their best player got injured. It must be BECAUSE THE SCENE GOT MORE COMPETITIVE XDDDDDDDD this is brazilian education at its finest. "LG good in 2015" don't try to sell me that shit, they were never a contender to win anything
2018-01-01 21:43
Fnatic 16-0ed LG in 2015 hmmmmm Olof s injury fucked up everything , if he didnt get injured they would still be dominant 2015 olof > coldzera all day long
2018-01-01 21:48
Fnatic at their best peak will always be better then SK sry not sry
2018-01-01 22:50
#348
k0nfig | 
Denmark nalleB 
fnatic peak >>> SK at any point in time they were also much more fun to watch
2018-01-02 15:48
#247
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Brazil coldzao2 
Go type '1st cs major' on youtube and watch this shit They shoot like DMGs at that time The level of CS got higher and you cant deny that People train more and more and become better and better
2018-01-02 00:16
he was comparing 2017 to 2015 not 2017 to 1945. first cs major wtf -_____-
2018-01-02 00:20
#264
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Denmark MeToxi 
+1
2018-01-02 01:33
#193
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France Waiit 
Olof lost his incredile skill with his hand anjury. He will never comeback at the same level than 2015
2018-01-01 21:36
#340
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Germany Delf1n 
Lets wait. Give olof more time and I am shure he will be in top 10 maybe in top 5.
2018-01-02 12:35
#342
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France Waiit 
I Hope...
2018-01-02 12:42
well, lets wait 3 more years, see if your team keeps up at the top for so long, then we can talk who's the best of all time. and then wait another 3 years and same shit. dumb logic
2018-01-01 21:37
Hahaha "scene gets more competitive: best team of all time" You are probably fucking 12 years old kid SK 2003/2004, Na'Vi 2010 Fnatic 2014/15>>>>>>>>>>SK 2016/17
2018-01-01 21:52
#236
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Australia NotSoMLG 
SK only won columbus in 2016 due to luck. TL choked and if they hadnt sk would of been eliminated in semis. Also if 2016/2017 sk were better than fnatic they wouldve won 3 majors in a row. But no they won 2 then the team went to shit and have been struggling until the readdition of boltz
2018-01-01 23:35
#248
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Brazil coldzao2 
Because they played with fox instead of fnx? Maybe?
2018-01-02 00:17
Are you really that far up your own ass? If they played with fnx they most likely would have lost since there allready were problems within the team. Lets put a team of the top players together that does not mean shit. Chemistry has alot to say with a teams performance
2018-01-02 02:40
LoL. Same braindead people as you in future will be telling same shit about scene not competitive when SK was good etc but now when their team is good its competitive.
2018-01-02 01:00
#262
lover | 
Other Gala0 
Yep yep In 6 months ppl diacovered that fnatic was so good because they knew launch option Suddenly fnatic went from 1o to 47383th
2018-01-02 01:15
#284
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Are you a fucking retard?
2018-01-02 03:55
Are you stupid haha. Everyone can have good/bad years. You cant compare now and then and say that coldzera is better. That’s like saying Firmino is much better in history than Pelé and Maradona (cause he’s better now).
2018-01-02 05:10
Comparing Firmino, a non top 50 football player, to Coldzera, the best in CS.... lol
2018-01-03 02:30
It was an example of your stupidity, which you prove even more now by not understanding it.
2018-01-05 15:04
Nt, but bad example. looool
2018-01-06 07:44
#323
JW | 
Norway NitroMK 
except olofmeister got a wrist injury in 2016 causing his level to drop. If the same thing happened to coldzera i doubt he would be any good
2018-01-02 10:35
please say: "SK with boltz will be unbeatable."
2018-01-02 13:28
#4
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fackyyy 
Nub
2018-01-01 20:00
#5
 | 
Other KyLu4k 
expected
2018-01-01 20:00
#6
 | 
World MaCieG 
nice1
2018-01-01 20:00
gg
2018-01-01 20:00
#8
 | 
Netherlands nijoW 
nice
2018-01-01 20:00
#9
 | 
Portugal Kikocbr 
Ye
2018-01-01 20:00
#11
 | 
Slovenia JerryMcMacy 
never forget the boost
2018-01-01 20:00
#12
FalleN | 
Poland Mejzon 
haahhaha xD olof
2018-01-01 20:01
HE IS worse
2018-01-01 20:01
#50
Snax | 
India editz10 
Olof>>>>>> all aus shits player ez
2018-01-01 20:03
LUL mad cuz ur best player was 20th
2018-01-01 20:25
#116
Snax | 
India editz10 
Im happy <3 not cry like u zzz
2018-01-01 20:27
"Olof>>>>>> all aus shits player ez" not crying at all
2018-01-01 20:32
#130
Snax | 
India editz10 
Hahah dont cry please
2018-01-01 20:34
LUL why should i cry ?? btw did you assume my emotional feelings ?
2018-01-01 21:10
#204
 | 
Uruguay RamzeYNT 
You are crying , what is your point lol..
2018-01-01 21:52
lul very good act m8
2018-01-02 05:56
#14
 | 
Europe MpK_ 
WOW
2018-01-01 20:01
#15
 | 
Poland ULTRALUL 
for reals? he fucking sucked ass 2017
2018-01-01 20:01
#99
 | 
Estonia Chaostic 
i guess the time at faze near the end of the year was enough to get him the spot
2018-01-01 20:18
#215
 | 
France AnTr3aS48 
where is natural born killer wtf
2018-01-01 22:09
He said he will start to force more in 2018
2018-01-02 02:25
#16
NiKo | 
Austria Phil_1337 
GOD OLOF
2018-01-01 20:01
#18
shox | 
Latvia archm 
Lol
2018-01-01 20:01
#19
dFx | 
Estonia Probingly 
Wow. Not expected
2018-01-01 20:01
#20
 | 
Russia d1vu 
Expected
2018-01-01 20:01
#21
 | 
Slovakia BuKY 
what?
2018-01-01 20:01
#22
 | 
United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Thought he's be lower, but makes perfect sense. He severely dropped in form from 2015 and 2016, even.
2018-01-01 20:01
Genuinely believed elige 19. Elige or get right 18 imo, maybe twists
2018-01-01 20:20
#114
 | 
France Baitor 
none of them are going to be top 20 lol.
2018-01-01 20:27
Hltv politics require getright and forest on these lists as well as impressive 1.0 and 2.0 ratings, why not?
2018-01-01 20:28
#310
gody | 
Sweden Sanfan97 
GTR won't make the list, however f0rest could be on it and probably Elige as well...HLTV don't make the list it's EGB and they have no relation to NiP so nothing requires them to put in NiP players...It was back when Betway did the list that this was even a thing...
2018-01-02 07:39
Hltv makes the list. Betway was just a sponsor and had nothing to say about it
2018-01-06 12:27
elige will
2018-01-01 20:38
#207
 | 
United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
It's rare NA players make it to the top 20 because their team overall doesn't surmount to much, but Skadoodle managed to hit 19 in one of the years. It's possible that autimatic or Skadoodle could still make the list, but after Olofmeister that is pretty darn rare. Mind you, I think he is only in the list because he simply went down from last year and managed to at least play good enough to stay in the top 20.
2018-01-01 21:54
Good analysis Jonty.Not suprised, but I think claiming skadoodle could make the list is a little far fetched.
2018-01-03 09:16
#351
 | 
United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
He's one of the few NA players to make an impact in the top 20. Hiko managed a great spot in 2013, but ultimately the only NA players I can think of that will most likely, if at all be there, is Skadoodle, autimatic or elige.
2018-01-02 17:08
I’m still firmly on the boat of Jdm > skadoodle And I can’t see jdm getting anywhere near this list now. I think elige is the only NA player that could make it at this point, 16 would be high for him too
2018-01-03 09:21
HOLY panoli 19
2018-01-01 20:01
Top 10 simple?
2018-01-01 20:01
Nope
2018-01-01 20:10
Why so? If we don’t take the teams wins and only his statistic he is well able to be in top 10. Give me a reason why?
2018-01-02 08:34
Maybe 9
2018-01-03 09:21
I think that s1mple will be in 11-15, let's see.
2018-01-03 15:18
Just tell me a reason why
2018-01-03 19:49
#25
 | 
Portugal raaVz 
wtf
2018-01-01 20:01
#26
ropz | 
Slovakia ryderawr 
wtf
2018-01-01 20:01
#27
 | 
Ukraine rad0s 
yyy
2018-01-01 20:01
#28
 | 
United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
gj
2018-01-01 20:01
lul
2018-01-01 20:01
unexpected
2018-01-01 20:01
unexpected wtf
2018-01-01 20:01
undeserved
2018-01-01 20:01
Loool
2018-01-01 20:01
expected
2018-01-01 20:01
nice :D
2018-01-01 20:01
wtf
2018-01-01 20:02
#38
 | 
Poland Ryunar 
wottttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
2018-01-01 20:02
lmao wat?
2018-01-01 20:02
#40
 | 
Germany ropzGOD 
shouldve been out of top 20 imo
2018-01-01 20:02
#49
 | 
Poland ULTRALUL 
totally
2018-01-01 20:03
+1
2018-01-01 21:18
Undeserved if they add Guardian too hltv should end
2018-01-01 20:02
#101
 | 
Estonia Chaostic 
guardian will be like 15 or 16 probably
2018-01-01 20:19
He doesnt deserve top20
2018-01-01 20:22
Average rating
2018-01-01 20:32
0/8
2018-01-01 20:33
It isnt enough to hltv top20
2018-01-01 20:33
#142
 | 
Sri Lanka ezfaze 
GUARDIAN TOP 3 AWP not enough srsly
2018-01-01 20:42
Top3 awp kek
2018-01-01 20:50
#156
 | 
Bulgaria Pixeland 
top2 awp
2018-01-01 20:52
Even better
2018-01-01 20:55
#180
 | 
Australia KatVian 
No Kenny and device and both better
2018-01-01 21:23
#186
 | 
Bulgaria Pixeland 
kenny guardian device and fallen is it good?
2018-01-01 21:27
#187
 | 
Australia KatVian 
1.Kennys 2.Device 3.Fallen 4.Guardian
2018-01-01 21:30
#191
 | 
Bulgaria Pixeland 
5. KatVian
2018-01-01 21:34
#200
 | 
Australia KatVian 
Lol more like 5.Oskar 6.jw 7.cold 8.simple 9.draken 10.idk
2018-01-01 21:47
#238
 | 
Australia NotSoMLG 
10.Nifty?
2018-01-01 23:37
#285
 | 
Australia KatVian 
+1
2018-01-02 04:01
#341
 | 
Germany Delf1n 
Bot Dev1ce over Guardian ?! U fucking kidding me ,dev1ce has only good performed in the First half of 2017 in the rest year he was just straight up garbage. Guardian on the other hand performed since his join into Faze very consisten ,he might not be on his 2015 lvl but he shure deserves to be in the top 20.
2018-01-02 12:40
#134
 | 
Europe p1peb0mb 
guardian will be in top 10.he reached 5 tournamrnt finals and may have got evp in some of them.also his stats are damn good. hltv.org/stats/players/events/2757/Guard..
2018-01-01 20:45
Ehmmm no terrible start and than 3 good months
2018-01-01 20:51
He will without a doubt be top 10, and it's deserved. Fuck you talking about, he has top 6 stats at big events this year.
2018-01-01 21:03
STFU faze fan
2018-01-01 22:57
rain, FalleN, fer, coldzera, kennyS, device, NiKo, s1mple, k0nfig, dupreeh He won't be top 10
2018-01-01 23:28
rain, FalleN, fer, coldzera, kennyS, device, NiKo, s1mple, k0nfig, dupreeh He won't be top 10
2018-01-01 23:28
#298
 | 
Europe p1peb0mb 
guardian > k0nfig,dupreeh this year.if you can put s1mple in top 20 with just ratings,here guardian have ratings + many evps. hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2017-01..
2018-01-02 05:55
+1 These are big lan event ratings so i think it takes much into consideration
2018-01-02 09:36
lul
2018-01-01 20:02
GET REKT MOU GET OUT OF THE SERVER. THIS IS OLOFMEISTER'S TURF
2018-01-01 20:02
#45
fer | 
Brazil raoGOD 
LUL
2018-01-01 20:02
really? no EliGE? EliGE >> olof in 2017 wtf hltv
2018-01-01 20:02
#111
 | 
Myanmar AstralisGoat 
In your dreams m8, they have similar stats and Elige won nothing in 2017 and Olof won like 7 LANs or someshit with FaZe, btw I think Stewie2k is still going to be somewhere on this list, Elige won't though he isn't really good enough to be in top 20 yet.
2018-01-01 20:23
LOL stewie over elige? biggest joke.
2018-01-01 22:44
#235
 | 
Myanmar AstralisGoat 
I personally like Elige more than Stewie but Stewie had a better YEAR you know what I'm saying? Elige was probably better at certain points of the year for sure he had some nice performances here and there but Stewie2K overall had the better year.
2018-01-01 23:30
Stewie is a better player than Elige hes more versatile he can entry he can IGL just more well rounded than Elige
2018-01-01 23:42
if they have elige what would u eat?
2018-01-01 20:29
what lol. if olof is on this list and elige isnt im gonna break some shit
2018-01-01 20:02
ULUF 3 LAN WINS ILIZZ 0
2018-01-01 20:05
its a top 20 players list. elige is a better player
2018-01-01 20:09
On HLTV, team’s performance is as important as player’s own to be in TOP20. Liquid struggled for a whole year
2018-01-01 20:27
#80
 | 
Brazil ;---) 
he is 100% confirmed
2018-01-01 20:09
#162
 | 
Portugal CRMN1 
Elige will be in the top 20.
2018-01-01 21:00
#266
 | 
Norway anMu 
Mad murican burgers = best muricans
2018-01-02 02:05
lul
2018-01-01 20:02
legend
2018-01-01 20:03
#52
NAF | 
Bangladesh Ligma_ 
Gj Olof!!
2018-01-01 20:04
#53
f1ndus | 
World f1ndus 
18 neo
2018-01-01 20:04
Oskar top 18.
2018-01-01 20:04
#55
 | 
Finland MashGOD 
gg
2018-01-01 20:04
RIP ELIGE :(((
2018-01-01 20:04
#57
United Kingdom Jet_ 
Too low, top 10 at least
2018-01-01 20:05
;u;
2018-01-01 20:05
olof and guardian wouldnt make top 20 if they didnt join faze
2018-01-01 20:05
so?
2018-01-01 20:06
#104
 | 
Estonia Chaostic 
so you are trying to say they made the right decisions to save their careers?
2018-01-01 20:20
It also implies that Faze wouldn't won shit after major if olof n guardian wouldn't have joined .
2018-01-02 06:22
no shit
2018-01-02 08:46
#352
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
Your logic is insane... :D Without them FaZe won't be #2 team
2018-01-02 17:10
So sad that in this year he didn't won anything big :(
2018-01-01 20:06
#62
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
not bad
2018-01-01 20:06
gg
2018-01-01 20:06
#65
NEO | 
Portugal DrahLAN 
Ok HLTV this is getting out of hand now, I had Snax at 19, you guys put him at 20, I had Olof at 18 you put him 19th. So if my math his correct my 17th will be HLTV´s 18th. So make your bets Dupreeh will be HLTV´s 18th best of 2017
2018-01-01 20:06
dupreeh higher
2018-01-01 20:07
#77
NEO | 
Portugal DrahLAN 
Maybe so but tbh if you look at his rating it is not impressive at all (1.05 LAN rating 1.04 major rating), if Astralis hadnt won the major and IEM Katowice I would even argue he wouldnt have a spot on the list. But team achievments count a lot in this ranking
2018-01-01 20:09
his big event rating is 1.10 and major rating is 1.13
2018-01-01 20:39
#139
NEO | 
Portugal DrahLAN 
where did you see that major rating stat? On HLTV it says 1.04 (not trying to be toxic just curious)
2018-01-01 20:41
#144
NEO | 
Portugal DrahLAN 
Probably one page is on rating 1.0 and the other on rating 2.0. But still I dont think Dupreeh has a chance at top 10. At max I could see him going 13th.
2018-01-01 20:45
#379
rain | 
Portugal TheDive 
You sir, just got debunked.
2018-01-09 11:42
dupreeh maybe top10 imo
2018-01-01 20:38
#66
jks | 
Germany wh1teey 
wtf
2018-01-01 20:06
hello #1 2015meister
2018-01-01 20:06
deserved top20
2018-01-01 20:07
#71
 | 
Poland Ryunar 
HLTV admins good Kappa my friends
2018-01-01 20:08
from top 1 to top 19
2018-01-01 20:08
#73
 | 
Denmark clutchkongen 
luuuul! From 1. To 8. To now be placed at 19. Things are surely looking bleak for this silly swede.
2018-01-01 20:08
#181
s1mple | 
Finland Salli 
Sure it's a massive drop-off from the best player in the world to barely hitting the top 20, but if your teams 4th best player can still hit the top 20 I don't think things are looking bleak for him at all. When Faze has a top 3 AWP, one of the best fraggers, one of the most verstitale all-arounders and an very adaptable IGL, what there is to do but to be the 4th star and collect checks.
2018-01-01 21:24
it's actually looking great for olof atm it's looking bleak af for device tho
2018-01-01 23:04
#250
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Brazil coldzao2 
Lol device easy top10 , you forgot from which country hltv is?
2018-01-02 00:21
monkey country?
2018-01-02 05:07
"We lost three (one came back [laughs]) world class players with a lot of experience, which is super hard to replace." Maybe you shouldnt have tried to kick one in the first place.
2018-01-01 20:08
JW was the worst player in the team and had been for a while at that time. flusha only left with him cause apparently friends > winning and KRIMZ followed cause he figured flusha+JW+pronax > olof+dennis had they only replaced JW with Twist or some other AWPer they might've been a top 5 team at this point
2018-01-01 20:43
Just because JW was the worst player in fnatic it doesnt mean that he had to leave. Even vuggo said that JW was not the reason why they lost tournaments. They just should have fixed their internal problems. Replacing JW with twist wouldnt have changed anything because flusha would have still been pissed then.
2018-01-01 20:45
they had tried to fix their problems for quite a while and hadn't made much progress. hell even the "new" fnatic w/ olof, dennis, disco, twist and wenton was better than GODSENT w/ JW. vuggo stepped down as well after the split. flusha, JW, vuggo cared more about friendship than what was best for the team. so many teams have become better after changing one or two players and replacing JW would've been the logical choice at that time, since he was not only the worst statistically but also lost them a lot of important rounds as well as not really having a proper role in the team (5th best rifler, 2nd best AWPer)
2018-01-01 20:52
Yeah right fnatic from 2016 tried to fix their internal problems good joke.
2018-01-01 20:54
"Over the last months something similar has been brewing inside of our team, and regardless of the efforts all parties have tried to make to resolve the internal issues, it reached a point where there was a clear division within the team." - fnatic, 2016 source on that they didn't try to resolve them? they had a legendary 6 tournament streak with that line-up, you think that they didn't try to fix their problems after olof's injury? lmao are you retarded? they played a bunch of tournaments during their slump before they finally split up and if you watched their games you'd see that they continually switched up a lot of things to try to solve their issues
2018-01-01 21:01
According to that statement on the fnatic site the trio also wanted to stay with fnatic which was a lie as flusha said himself on stream or reddit that he wanted to go to GODSENT. What do you mean with continually switching up things? They just played puggy lol. No consistency in anything they have done.
2018-01-01 21:04
#270
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Norway anMu 
Omg again this retard JW's fat boy fangay, with his heartbreaking story how evil boys olof and dennis wanted to kick fat piggy because he was shit and clearly worst player in team for huge amount of time. Where is JW in top 20? Oh he isn't again, 2nd year in row same like in 2016 lel. Olof > JW deal with it. If they cut JW in mid 2016 and bring rain from faze fnatic would get new blood in there veins and fix their team chemistry (like Nip finally did with REZ) and they would be definitely better than with JW who was in huge slump for almost half year at the time. Fnatic even in mid 2016 was top 3 team with rain they would be huge contender for #1 again. But instead of smart decision flusha breaks arguably best team in csgo history "because we are friends" which has nothing to do in csgo. We saw fallen to take hard decision and cut friend (fnx) for the greater good of team and it helped them af. Flusha didn't and he end up in Shitsent with botnax being so bad that krimz realizing he did stupid move and returned back to fnatic after few months. "I want to play friends" is just dumb in csgo we saw it with shox not willing to cut smithz and cause of it he ruined his carrier for 2 years (late 2014 - early 2017). Cut player to fix team (even if it's just fixing chemistry) > "play with friends"
2018-01-02 02:30
#273
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
ro ned kompis
2018-01-02 02:43
Oh no not you again... "because he was shit and clearly worst player in team for huge amount of time" hltv.org/stats/players/3849/JW?matchType.. hltv.org/stats/players/885/olofmeister?s.. hltv.org/stats/players/1146/dennis?start.. Stats of the fnatic players since olofmeister return until the break up. 1.17, 1.15, 1.15, 1.11, 1.05. Not that much of a difference imo. Also according to that KRiMZ was "clearly" the worst player in fnatic. If you take the whole seven months of 2016 until the roster change then JW has the same rating as dennis and is 3rd/4th best player. Not a problem imo. "Where is JW in top 20? Oh he isn't again, 2nd year in row same like in 2016 lel." Same with KRiMZ. Who cares? "Olof > JW deal with it." Who said otherwise lol. "If they cut JW in mid 2016 and bring rain from faze fnatic would get new blood in there veins and fix their team chemistry (like Nip finally did with REZ)" xddddddddddddddddddddddd Yeah right the internal problems of fnatic and NiP were the same for sure. You can easily use what NiP did on fnatic. The NiP players were actually friends. The fnatic players (at least JW/flusha vs olofmeister/dennis) werent. NiPs problem was that friberg is a bad player and decided to not kick him for way too long. They still have problems but its looking better. fnatics problem were simply the internal problems between the two sites. "Fnatic even in mid 2016 was top 3 team with rain they would be huge contender for #1 again. But instead of smart decision flusha breaks arguably best team in csgo history "because we are friends" which has nothing to do in csgo." First of all rain wouldnt have joined anyway as fnatic wasnt able to pay the buyout. If rain would have joined it would have only been a quickfix. Maybe they would have become better but the problems were still there. flusha would have still been unhappy about the way the team would have worked. "We saw fallen to take hard decision and cut friend (fnx) for the greater good of team and it helped them af." FalleN and fnx friends oh ok. "Cut player to fix team (even if it's just fixing chemistry) > "play with friends"" But it wouldnt have fixed the chemistry. It would have still been olofmeister/dennis vs flusha.
2018-01-02 02:54
rekt
2018-01-02 06:00
#309
fer | 
Brazil oJama 
Lol he thinks he is smart FalleN and fnx ARE friends u dont even know how much time they have on the same team
2018-01-02 07:07
JW/flusha also spend much time together with dennis in a team.
2018-01-02 12:32
#353
fer | 
Brazil oJama 
????? i just said that fallen and fnx are friends wtf i didnt said that jw flusha and dennis werent
2018-01-02 17:25
You said they are friends and state as a reason that they were in the same team for a long time. JW/flusha and dennis were also in the same team for a long time and arent friends. Also pretty sure FalleN and fnx arent really friends.
2018-01-02 17:27
#355
fer | 
Brazil oJama 
they are man everyone knows fallen and fnx are friends u just dont know well the brazilian scene
2018-01-02 17:36
what? he deserves a better spot
2018-01-01 20:09
He would be above
2018-01-01 20:09
#79
 | 
Poland Marcines 
olofmeister boostmeister
2018-01-01 20:09
#81
 | 
Turkey DebbSoray 
He shouldn't be in this list.
2018-01-01 20:10
Hltv dumb fucks still don't understand how team or player rankings work. Just fuck off if you don't understand it.
2018-01-01 20:12
why so mad
2018-01-01 20:14
#92
 | 
Maldives drvken 
reported
2018-01-01 20:14
BabyRage
2018-01-01 20:29
#85
 | 
Albania VeryBadGuy 
lmao how
2018-01-01 20:12
#86
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
lol at people saying he should be higher
2018-01-01 20:13
#87
 | 
Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
deserved
2018-01-01 20:13
#88
 | 
Sweden lagcats 
olofm deserved a better spot fo sho
2018-01-01 20:13
#90
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
Ok
2018-01-01 20:14
#91
 | 
Japan BodeFuceta 
Undeserved
2018-01-01 20:14
lol how
2018-01-01 20:15
#94
 | 
Brazil WWWWWWW 
XD
2018-01-01 20:15
#95
 | 
Brazil marcovsk 
Now I see Taco #15+
2018-01-01 20:17
#183
 | 
Bulgaria Pixeland 
taco in 150+ my friend
2018-01-01 21:26
#97
 | 
Sweden Nuggeet 
so flusha, jw and krimz will be outside top 20. That's sad
2018-01-01 20:18
#98
 | 
Portugal SeeOpsGBR 
Taco #18
2018-01-01 20:18
#100
 | 
Lithuania xeNNw0w 
GOAT
2018-01-01 20:19
to #1 to #19 =(
2018-01-01 20:20
If I see S1mple above him i would kill my self
2018-01-01 20:20
#316
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
Unfortunately, you will see
2018-01-02 09:28
#316
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
Unfortunately, you will see
2018-01-02 09:28
#316
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
Unfortunately, you will see
2018-01-02 09:28
#105
 | 
Sweden Rexz 
ez 4 olof
2018-01-01 20:20
#107
 | 
Taiwan Gpoint 
It really surprises me anyway
2018-01-01 20:21
lul undeserved
2018-01-01 20:21
noooooooooooooooo
2018-01-01 20:21
#113
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
the grand
2018-01-01 20:27
Noob
2018-01-01 20:28
#123
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Estonia mySSq 
bot olof
2018-01-01 20:32
botmeister 4Head
2018-01-01 20:32
#131
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North America inkrias 
i miss kio
2018-01-01 20:36
#138
NiKo | 
United States skurr 
goat
2018-01-01 20:39
people out here commenting 'not expected' and 'omegalul' are IMO the ones with really low IQ- in the article, it is clearly stated as to why he earned this spot. His ability to handle pressure in big matches is one of the big reasons why Faze has been so stable.Yes obviously rain and Niko are the stars now with godlike plays, but Olof's ratings have been quite stable in big tournaments in the latter half of the year(EPICENTER being the exception). Yes, olof might not be ur fav player but don't question his contributions. Anyways a Happy New Year to all... keep fragging
2018-01-01 20:42
nice. deserved
2018-01-01 20:45
#147
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
wow Olof! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-01-01 20:45
OLOF SHOULD BE #15 GODOLOF
2018-01-01 20:46
I mean karrigan is more useful to FaZe as a fragger than him and he is the 19th best player of 2017. Sure HLTV. Niko and Rain and carrying him. He's a deadweight on the team
2018-01-01 20:48
to be honest even a level 10 on faceit random could do well in a team with rain/NiKo/karrigan IGL and GuardiaN
2018-01-01 21:13
true af
2018-01-01 21:22
LUL
2018-01-01 20:48
His wrist injury ruined his chances of being the best player in the world.
2018-01-01 20:51
#157
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Finland ginbay 
nah it's fixed. Everyone has just stepped up.
2018-01-01 20:53
#159
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Sweden ThorinEk 
+1
2018-01-01 20:55
Or maybe He wasn't good enough? :>
2018-01-01 21:19
#271
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Norway anMu 
Retarded BRA71L brain. 2015 deaf Olof with one hand and blinded one eye >>>>>>>>>>>> Baitzera
2018-01-02 02:34
#338
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Uruguay RamzeYNT 
Why you so mad? lol that agressive..
2018-01-02 12:35
18. is flamie
2018-01-01 20:59
flamie not even top 18 players in CIS
2018-01-01 21:13
electronic>flamie
2018-01-01 21:17
damn im shook that he is this high up :/
2018-01-01 21:12
#172
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
LOFMEISTER
2018-01-01 21:14
evp meaning?
2018-01-01 21:26
Extremely Valuable Player
2018-01-01 21:58
Exceptionally I mean
2018-01-01 22:42
#190
byali | 
Japan KasPro 
olofmesiter 19 and snax 20 hahahahhahahahahahaha deadass
2018-01-01 21:33
He dropped?? Lel rip "t1"
2018-01-01 21:35
Itll be surprising if any NA players are above olof, if it happens that is which is very likely
2018-01-01 21:41
im gonna pick ELiGE as 18th best player in 2017,he has amazing stats on his individual performance
2018-01-01 21:52
im pretty sure HLTV may pick stewie2k for this as it seems their rankings are based on results and performance
2018-01-01 23:24
#199
nexa | 
Serbia KS4 
HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH WTF
2018-01-01 21:45
#202
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Expected, not that far down, though...
2018-01-01 21:48
#203
vsm | 
Brazil matwoks 
What means evp?
2018-01-01 21:49
EVP stands for Exceptionally Valueable Player as explained in the introduction of the TOP20, hltv.org/news/22348/top-20-players-of-20..
2018-01-01 22:38
where I can see the EVPs of tournaments?
2018-01-02 00:12
#345
vsm | 
Brazil matwoks 
Ty
2018-01-02 13:30
#208
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Brazil lexz1to 
Olof?? LOL
2018-01-01 21:58
hltv is rigged af noob snax is 20 while CLEARLY better olofm is 19??
2018-01-01 22:02
which immortals game is he talking about ?
2018-01-01 22:04
i know now, IEM kato
2018-01-01 22:07
#281
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Norway anMu 
They won 12:3 CT half. Won 2nd pistol to 13:3 (so it should have been ez 15:3). But they lost to force buy and lost game 14:16 afterwards.
2018-01-02 03:20
#216
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World lalt 
Wait, what.. I have to take second look at his stats this year. How in the earth is he top20? o_O
2018-01-01 22:10
#222
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Look at his achievements this year.
2018-01-01 22:39
#217
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CIS sergioff 
EZ 4 LULOF
2018-01-01 22:34
#218
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Canada gritabit 
Only 19? I expected him to be higher for carrying fnatic to playoffs for both majors and his work in FaZe, but alright HLTV
2018-01-01 22:36
#239
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Brazil Collee 
I also think he deserved more but hltv doesn't value if you're carrying a bad team. I mean you have to be placing good in tournaments. And I agree, he was being wasted on fnatic. Next year if he keeps this up with FaZe he'll be in the top 10 easily. Also he wasn't being so impressive on fnatic, despite looking much better than the others, not such a big deal
2018-01-01 23:39
#219
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Ukraine dima_roiten 
not bad, Olof
2018-01-01 22:36
#220
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Hungary WolfITW 
bad joke
2018-01-01 22:38
deserved
2018-01-01 22:50
who
2018-01-01 23:16
#237
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Brazil Collee 
I'm glad FaZe brought him back. Not the 2015 olof ofc, but he's fun to watch again. Maybe deserved a little bit more. Guess trying to carry fnatic solo didn't earn him that much prestige lul. Next year if he keeps this up he should easily be in the top 10
2018-01-01 23:36
#242
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
deserved #19 (maybe f0rest too)
2018-01-01 23:48
If Olof and Snax are in the top 20 that pretty much means 4/5 of both SK and FaZe will be there ( save karrigan (and that could even happen lol ) and TACO ).. With oskar, ropz, kenny S, Hobbit, s1mple, most likely AdreN and some more we already have 75% of the top 20...
2018-01-01 23:50
True, Honestly speaking I don’t want to see Taco in top20 It would suck So hard..
2018-01-02 00:01
#252
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Brazil coldzao2 
5/6 of sk Felps and boltZ
2018-01-02 00:28
#258
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Brazil MommyStealer 
boltz sure felps i dont think so.
2018-01-02 00:55
He was even worse than TACO considering his role in the team and performances
2018-01-03 00:56
#253
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Latvia im da bes 
who from gambit will be higher?
2018-01-02 00:41
#254
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World WestSideDude 
LMAO he is out of top20....
2018-01-02 00:42
#256
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Portugal MLSe 
What means EVP?
2018-01-02 00:48
#260
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
If people told me that Olofmeister was going to be at #19 in the HLTV Top 20 two years ago... I would’ve kicked you in the balls.
2018-01-02 01:05
#279
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Norway anMu 
Well sadly that fucking injury took possibly best player in whole csgo because his peak of performance in 2015 and early 2016 was just unbelievable (highest peak any player ever had imo). The guy was just fucking insane much better than get_right 2013/2014. Trust me it's only because of that injury because it will never get fixed 100%. I know it better than anyone else since I got exactly same wrist problem in october 2016, I could not use PC for 3 months because pain was just pure madness. It's like someone is putting a hot needle inside your wrist. You can't fucking sleep properly because pain peaks at night so your reaction time suffers I felt it myself now imagine how big of a deal it had to be for olof since he is pro cs player where every mili second of reaction matters. I am 23yo atm and it had been more than year since I "recovered" and come back to using pc, exercising,..... etc. Guess what it never fully recovered I can feel pain time to time and olof is even slightly older than me so his recovery might be even more problematic. I can guarantee you he is feeling that wrist in some games but he never says a word because community would mock him he uses it as excuse or some shit like that.
2018-01-02 03:17
#261
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Argentina NoRiskNoGain 
TOP 1 - TOP 19 LUL
2018-01-02 01:09
#265
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Europe vasseldomau 
I think this year he wasnt even top 20!!
2018-01-02 01:49
#274
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Norway anMu 
GODLOF Glad to see you in top 20 for the 4th time in row. Had heartbreaking first half of year with fnatic and their multiple group exits, but during summer break taking mature decision and finding new home in Faze to end year with 3 huge titles and 2 second places. HOPE TO SEE YOU IN TOP 20 LIST NEXT YEAR AGAIN BROTA!!! And just maybe take back #1 spot you once had (ultra hard nowadays with young talent like niko and s1mple but still possible) :)
2018-01-02 02:46
#275
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Europe vasseldomau 
Are you forgetting Coldzera is by far the best player of the year again??
2018-01-02 02:49
#277
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Norway anMu 
Sorry but I always disliked Mr. Baitzera. He just isn't talent for me with his boosted stats by eco frags and meatshield TACO always by his side. True talent for me is someone who can go and play in whatever team by himself and still deliver. Cold outside SK is not even top 10, he will never leave fallen's system and go to other team like olof or niko did because he knows himself he would be nothing special just mediocre player.
2018-01-02 02:57
sad but true but retards will always ignore this
2018-01-02 04:11
Sad for fanmonkeys
2018-01-02 05:57
Ur idiot and jealous of him lmao.call someone bait after show 2 years in a row he is best player.you are just a chubby hater siting on the couch all day and hate people which make something in their life,not like you
2018-01-02 11:07
Dream: coldzera only a overrated shit baiter and eco fragger Reality: Clutches (1vsX) won (big events 2017) 1. coldzera - 59 5. Niko - 44
2018-01-02 17:10
#369
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Norway anMu 
Wtf you are showing me stats of clutches vs Niko? Who gives shit about that lmao? Not that hard to clutch when cold is always last alive vs low hp players lol.
2018-01-03 22:12
cuz you say that niko is a super talented player and coldzera is only a 'baiter and eco fragger'' now you change your point, first his stats are good only cuz eco fraggers, now he only won clutches cuz low hp players haha so explain me why coldzera always won clutches against niko? lmao it's funny when people like you try to argue against numbers. haha
2018-01-03 23:33
#278
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Other flynttt 
olaf payed eloboost to niko and rain confirmed
2018-01-02 02:57
Olof carried to top 20 by Faze lmao
2018-01-02 03:16
Olof only 19 Dissapointed :(
2018-01-02 03:43
nt olof
2018-01-02 03:43
#286
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Netherlands Deji 
Expected
2018-01-02 04:10
highlights of olof this year : youtu.be/j_jAb886eJk
2018-01-02 05:14
#302
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Brazil cadik 
olof in top 20? kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk THEN ALL SK AND 100T PLAYERS SHOULD BE IN TOP15
2018-01-02 05:59
only 3 br players in top 20 nt
2018-01-02 06:34
#326
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Jordan human928 
4 taco should be ther
2018-01-02 11:02
in article it says olof had lowest rating in top 20.taco have lower.so no taco
2018-01-02 11:05
#304
mOE | 
Germany eonm 
18 - Guardian :/
2018-01-02 06:06
Taco wil be in the top20 for sure, if he isnt this is a joke lol, olof and snax LUL
2018-01-02 08:00
#315
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China Paracios 
rip botmeister
2018-01-02 09:09
Why don't you just publish the whole top 20 players all at once? For fucks sake hltv.
2018-01-02 10:02
Hope mah boi will be back to top 10 this year <3
2018-01-02 10:03
#324
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Belarus Starvoid 
#1>#8>#19>next year #30
2018-01-02 10:49
HAHAHAAH in hltv ranking taco > olof
2018-01-02 10:49
in article it says olof had lowest rating in top 20.taco have lower.so no taco
2018-01-02 11:05
stfu srub
2018-01-02 11:28
did i insulted or you something ? i guess no education in Germany.reported,cya in 1 week
2018-01-02 11:34
yeah no education in germany hurensohn
2018-01-02 12:57
#333
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Korea DadaDahyun 
Still no Stewie or Tim ?
2018-01-02 12:04
#339
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Portugal RaiZeGod 
GODmeister
2018-01-02 12:35
#363
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Greece PentaGR 
from best player of all time to #19 n1 (I agree but really 19????)
2018-01-03 13:54
Yea his wrirst injury took a big price frm.him
2018-01-06 07:56
XD
2018-01-04 13:33
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