Top 20 players of 2017: Kjaerbye (15)

MIRAA
January 4th, 2018 20:00

Number 15 on our top 20 ranking powered by EGB.com goes to Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye, who goes one place higher than in 2016. The Danish youngster had some really high peaks throughout the year, helping Astralis to win two big international tournaments, including the ELEAGUE Major.

Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye’s story is unlike that of his teammates, for he only began his journey in 2014, when everyone else on the current Astralis roster was already making waves in the CS:GO scene. For him, it all began that summer, when he was asked to join NO SIR!, who had just lost Emil "zaider" Brandt after he admitted to cheating

Led by Danish veteran Danny "BERRY" Krüger, that team ended up winning Assembly Summer 2014 under the myRevenge banner, defeating some well known sides along the way, including Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi’s Publiclir and the hometown favourites, ENCORE.

Kjaerbye’s good performances for NO SIR! did not go unnoticed, and in October he was asked to join CPH Wolves alongside two other young talents, Casper "cadiaN" Møller and Nichlas "Nille" Busk. Before the end of the year, the team would qualify for the DreamHack Winter Major, where they were eliminated without a win.

Kjaerbye attending ESWC 2014 with CPH Wolves

The start of 2015 brought a revolution to the upper echelon of the Danish scene as the then-dignitas squad was picked up by TSM in the aftermath of a third-place finish at MLG X Games Aspen. To fill the gap, the UK-based organisation signed Kjaerbye’s team, who had been playing under the name Deponeret since leaving CPH Wolves. That was the start of an 18-month spell with dignitas that confirmed the 19-year-old as one of the most exciting young talents brewing in Denmark, even if the team found success hard to come by and was no stranger to making roster swaps.

Under the dignitas banner, Kjaerbye most notably attended the DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca Major, where his team was once again out in the groups, placed second at the Global eSports Cup, in Vilnius, and won DreamHack Tours, in May 2016. By then, he had grown too big for dignitas, so it was not a surprise that he was involved in a player swap deal that saw Astralis’ René "cajunb" Borg move in the opposite direction.

Kjaerbye’s first months with Astralis were anything but easy: the team struggled for form and only reached the semi-finals of a big tournament once. In October, following a group stage exit at ESL One New York and a shock defeat to GODSENT in the WESG Europe & CIS Regional Finals relegation stage, the Danes hit the panic button, replacing Finn "karrigan" Andersen with Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander, who had stepped in for Kjaerbye at the ESL One Cologne Major in the summer.

Kjaerbye ended 2016 as the 16th best player of the year

The in-game leadership changes delivered immediate results, with Astralis finishing second at ELEAGUE Season 2, third-fourth at IEM Oakland and first at the ECS Season 2 Finals under their new skipper. Kjaerbye, who admitted that he was now free from the shackles that had limited his performances and forced him to play spots that did not fit him, ended 2016 as the 16th best player of that year, even without having attended a Major, and with Astralis at the top of the world ranking.

"We obviously felt very confident after winning the ECS Finals. I think we were in great shape there and did not drop a single map. The win gave us a lot of expectations going into the Major as well, obviously, it just felt great to be the best team in the world and we wanted to get started right away almost without a vacation so we could win the Major."

And win the Major they did. Astralis were able to carry their form from the last two months of 2016 into the first big tournament of the year, hosted by ELEAGUE in Atlanta. But the Danish team’s campaign was not without mistakes, as defeats to GODSENT and SK in the Swiss stage put them on the brink of elimination going into the fifth round, and the playoff matches against Na`Vi, in the quarter-finals, and Virtus.pro, in the final, both went down to the wire.

Kjaerbye went into hard carry mode at the Major with a 1.26 playoff rating

Kjaerbye has fond memories of that tournament, which earned him his first MVP award after inspiring his team to win the tournament with an average 1.21 Rating, 49 opening frags and an extremely high 1.33 impact rating. Even though he was eclipsed by teammate Nicolai "device" Reedtz in many categories, it was his grand final performance, with a 1.38 series rating when no one else on his team went above 1.01, that ultimately landed him the medal as it pushed his playoff rating to 1.26, by far the team’s best.

"I remember the Major as a rollercoaster ride. We had been practicing for around 20 days and we finally got to test our new strategies in action against GODSENT. So it was a huge wake-up call for, losing that game. We also didn’t perfectly cope with the pressure at that point, it was completely new for us going into a tournament as favourites and now it was the biggest of the year. We had just landed a huge brand like Audi and we had a big film crew with us from Denmark. I remember the Na’Vi game as one of the best and most interesting games I have ever played, it’s hard to describe, we really peaked in that game! The final against Virtus.pro was just legendary, in my opinion, who would have thought you could win a major rushing outside in the last two rounds?

“I remember starting the tournament a bit shaky, so before our final [Swiss] game against Liquid I just decided to change the resolution and it gave me some more confidence. It was great to play well in that game leading to the playoff. So I was really happy with my performance in the final, I felt like it was meant to be for us. Instead of feeling the pressure, I used it to my advantage to play better. Up to this day, I still am very proud of that, and also the fact that it gave me the MVP medal was something I could only dream of."

 

DreamHack Masters Las Vegas was up next, but this time around Astralis could not fend off Virtus.pro and had to settle for a third-fourth place finish. Kjaerbye was only the third-highest rated player of his team at 1.13, posting above-average ratings in every game his team won.

IEM Katowice was where Astralis got back to winning ways. The Danish team finished second of their group, losing to Immortals and then to FaZe in the tournament’s peculiar tiebreaker stage, before going on a hot streak in the playoffs, defeating Natus Vincere and Heroic without dropping a map to earn a spot in the final, in which they beat FaZe 3-1. Kjaerbye was once again a major contributor, securing 1+ ratings in all 15 maps played and finishing the tournament with a 1.18 Rating. With the MVP title going to teammate Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth, Kjaerbye had to settle for an EVP mention, his first of the year.

IEM Katowice brought Astralis their second title of 2017

Next up was SL i-League StarSeries, which would bring Astralis’ last appearance in a final in a while. For his part, Kjaerbye had a particularly unimpressive showing there as he was ranked fourth in his team (1.01 rating) and had a 0.83 impact rating - his second-lowest of 2017.

Astralis extended their streak of top-four finishes at IEM Sydney and at the ECS Season 3 Finals, with Kjaerbye putting up great numbers in the Australian tournament (1.19 Rating, the second-highest of his outfit, 81.6 ADR and 1.24 Impact). The British event was particularly disappointing for the 19-year-old, who showed only a 0.99 rating and finished just 37.5% of the maps with a 1+ rating.

These two events showed that Astralis were no longer at the top of the pile and that they needed to pick up the pace to catch up with SK and FaZe as the second Major of the year loomed.

"I still was not worried about the future. I felt like SK and FaZe were getting better, that we still had not peaked consistently enough in our games and it was just a matter of time before we did that. The StarSeries final, right before those events, had been a tough loss, because we ended up losing the third map in overtime."

In Krakow, things were looking up for Astralis, who went through the Swiss stage almost unscathed and saw FaZe, one of their biggest threats, crash out early. As the Danes moved past SK in the quarter-finals, it looked like the Major title was theirs to lose. But then came Danylo "Zeus" TeslenkoGambit. Kjaerbye did manage to stay above the 1.0 rating waterline, but his performance against G2 in the Swiss stage (1.72) was really the only one that stood out as he was only the third best on his team in Krakow with a 1.06 Rating/+1 KDD.

"I knew we would have a great game against SK. It’s always an amazing show and can go either way. But our anti-strating was really on point, everything we had prepared worked out perfectly and what a relief it was! We really utilized device’s strength and flashed him forward to take great peeks on Cache against FalleN, who is usually superior in his positions there.

"Gambit had been our kryptonite for a long time. They always played great against us, so we didn’t take anything for granted and prepared well against them. But it still hurt a lot losing, after having beat the favourites just a day before. Maybe we thought it would be easier from there and the title should be secured, but, honestly, I don’t know [what went wrong] apart from the fact that we were not as confident as we usually are and ended up letting them dictate the game on their terms."

DreamHack Masters Malmö was the event that brought Astralis' top-four finishes streak to an end. After topping their group fairly easily, the Danes were once again outfoxed by Gambit in the playoffs, with Kjaerbye delivering a 1.16 tournament rating, his team's second best. Things then turned very sour at ESL One New York, where Astralis went out in the groups for the first time since the start of the year and Kjaerbye posted a 0.85 Rating (the only time he was the team's bottom performer) 56.2 ADR and 0.82 Impact - all year-low stats for him.

ESL One New York was Kjaerbye's lowest point of the year

After two disappointing outings, Astralis went back to top finishes at their next two events, ELEAGUE Premier (second) and EPICENTER (fourth). Still, for Kjaerbye there were almost no reasons to smile: he was ranked fourth in his team on both occasions, with a 1.07 Rating in Dallas and a 0.91 Rating in Moscow.

"We were just in a slump but tried to keep out heads high, even after our first group stage exit. It was hard for me to get out of my slump after a couple of bad tournaments in a row. I obviously had much higher expectations for myself after being the MVP at the Major, so I think I got lost for a couple of months and forgot the things I needed to do to be a good player. I just kept trying to work hard, but motivation was maybe a bit up and down at that time of the year for me."

IEM Oakland would be the event to bring flashes of the old Kjaerbye, despite Astralis crashing out in the groups (with the same number of victories as SK and Cloud9 but with fewer points thanks to the tournament's overtime point system). Kjaerbye was the second-highest rated player for his team at 1.15, but it is worth mentioning that this figure was boosted by his 1.45 rating against TheMongolz, the weakest team in the group.

Upon returning from Oakland, Astralis found themselves in a less than desirable situation as device was ruled out until the end of the year due to medical reasons, forcing the team to find a temporary replacement for their AWPer. With no pressure on their shoulders, Astralis played some of their best Counter-Strike of the year at BLAST Pro Series, where Dennis "dennis" Edman filled in for them, and finished second to SK following a near-flawless round-robin stage.

Just like in 2016, Kjaerbye ended the year on a high note individually

Kjaerbye was on point throughout the group stage, standing out in the matches against SK (1.78 Rating), G2 (1.68) and FaZe (1.34). His level dropped a bit in the final, but he was still Astralis' top performer in the series with a 1.05 Rating, +2 KDD and an 80.8 ADR. His 1.26 tournament Rating was 14% above the team's average, and he also led his squad in KPR (0.83), Impact (1.35) and KAST (74.8%), earning his second EVP mention of the year.

"I would say everyone sacrificed a lot, we kept going as usual, but it still was not the same without device, so I would not say we went into the tournament at 100%. But I immediately saw it as a good preparation for me personally, to get my confidence back before the next Major. When we got the news it was really sad, but we just needed to make the most of it."

Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel stepped in for Astralis at their last two events of the year, which were of stark contrasts for Astralis and Kjaerbye. At the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, the team bowed out in the groups, winning just one out of five matches, but the 19-year-old still averaged an impressive 1.13 rating, finishing all matches in the green.

Days later, Astralis travelled to Cancun for the ECS Season 4 Finals, where Kjaerbye put in great performances against Cloud9 (1.34 Rating) and FaZe (1.30) but was a mere spectator in the semi-final series against mousesports, in which he was the team's only player with a below-average Rating (0.82), which greatly affected his overall tournament rating, 1.03, only the team’s fourth best.

"I was a bit surprised that we could it make it so far at BLAST Pro without practice, but that is just CS sometimes. Suddenly, everyone has fresh motivation as we got to play in front of 12,000 Danish fans and we just had no fear to play on stage. We had no expectations at all going into it, we just wanted to perform well. That really changed our hopes for ESL Odense, where I was really disappointed to go out the way we did, but we did not play with the same confidence."

With ELEAGUE Major Boston just around the corner, Astralis find themselves in a worse situation than one year ago, when they were the No.1 team in the world at the turn of the year. Now, they are ranked third, and uncertainty about device’s health state continue to affect the team.

"Valve’s roster lock is outdated. I don’t know what’s the best thing to do about it is, but I know changes need to happen soon. I think it’s going to be very important for Valve to interfere more in this year as I sense a fight for power right now. With so many tournaments and the organizers wanting to have the final say, we might get stuck in some dilemmas we would need the game creators to fix."

Why is he the 15th best player of 2017?

Kjaerbye's rating can in part be explained by his consistency throughout the year. He only had three below-average tournament ratings, which coincided with Astralis' worst period of the year, and he was at his best in the team's two big title runs - winning an MVP medal at the ELEAGUE Major and an EVP mention at IEM Katowice.

He stood out at the Majors with a 1.15 rating (8th highest overall) and boasted a 71.0% event KAST throughout the year (15th), a category in which he was never more than five percent below the team's average.

Kjaerbye vows to leave his bad habits behind

Counterbalancing with Kjaerbye's consistency, however, are his infrequent peaks. Besides the ELEAGUE Major, IEM Katowice and BLAST Pro Series, he did not have any other standout events and was not the team's main carry in any of their other deep playoff runs. His ADR is also the lowest out of all non-AWPers in the top 20 and he had the highest percentage of kills assisted by teammates, making his impact in the game not big enough to warrant a higher place in the ranking.

"The team atmosphere has been filled with a lot of uncertainty for a long time, which has harmed our performance, without a doubt. But finally being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel is amazing. We can just start 2018 on a fresh note, find out team spirit, work hard and believe in what we do. I think it will bring us back to the top, and we are willing to sacrifice everything to win tournaments again, we are hungry and it is in our DNA. Personally, I look back at 2017 as a disappointing year, I worked hard to be consistent and ended up getting lost somewhere in the season. But I feel ready for the 2018 season, I have got my confidence and my motivation back. I think it’s time to prove I have matured as a player after being all in on the game for three years now, it is time to leave some of 2017’s bad habits behind!"

Bold prediction

Quizzed on which rising talent he sees breaking into the top 20 next year, Kjaerbye had no doubts about mentioning compatriot Jakob "JUGi" Hansen, even though he noted that the Heroic star has been turning heads for some time now.

Denmark Jakob "JUGi" Hansen

"For me, this isn’t a very bold prediction. This guy is going places, and his skill level is already really high, so for me it only a matter of time before he becomes a superstar!"

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.

Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1166
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nichlas 'Nille' Busk
Nichlas 'Nille' Busk
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
839
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
736
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Denmark Emil 'zaider' Brandt
Emil 'zaider' Brandt
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
28
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.11
Denmark Danny 'BERRY' Krüger
Danny 'BERRY' Krüger
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
558
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1446
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
841
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1305
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1300
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
680
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1269
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1375
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1112
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
920
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#4
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Denmark 1924 
Atleast it's higher than last year
2018-01-04 20:08
#66
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India killer12_1 
porkisssssss <3
2018-01-04 20:02
#95
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Qatar kys_lvl99 
faze disband pls
2018-01-04 20:08
#107
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India killer12_1 
niko god
2018-01-04 20:12
2017. smart people still think that this trash isn't cheater as stiwi2k, niko, shrod, etc.
2018-01-07 23:02
#94
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Myanmar Lemo2K 
Still waiting for the NA players
2018-01-04 20:08
#130
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Brazil Parttime 
Only Stewie2k will be on the top 20.
2018-01-04 20:25
#137
device | 
Finland Ypp1 
What about Ska and Jdm?
2018-01-04 20:31
#142
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Hungary mongolkurva 
they wont.
2018-01-04 20:36
jdm???? i LULED
2018-01-04 20:48
Only at jdm?
2018-01-04 20:53
at doodle too LULULULUL
2018-01-04 20:55
Ska???? I LULED even more
2018-01-04 20:52
#256
device | 
Yugoslavia mrmojo 
omegalul
2018-01-05 08:27
#186
lover | 
Other Gala0 
hahaaaaaa
2018-01-04 21:48
Elige? Twiztzz? Rush?
2018-01-05 00:33
Twistzz has more chances than EliGE, this year..
2018-01-05 02:01
What? Elige will be above stewie if the rankings are not rigged.
2018-01-05 02:52
I think in terms of impact, rush would rank higher than stew ATM but thought the year stew has had the most impact year round. Same for elige and twiztzz
2018-01-05 02:58
I mean that elige is much better than stewie
2018-01-05 03:26
#283
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Turkey dogboi2001 
none of them are in top 20 so u dont have to worry
2018-01-05 14:08
C9 hasn't won shit this year He ain't making top20
2018-01-05 07:27
#289
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CIS iGNISKEY 
>Top 5 team >C9 hasn't won shit this year Pick one
2018-01-05 18:39
#136
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Switzerland WilhelmTell 
there won't be any americans
2018-01-04 20:30
only NA player with a shot is Elige
2018-01-04 20:48
#195
QRUSH | 
Ukraine b1azed 
rush?
2018-01-04 21:59
#201
jOELZ | 
Europe P3rial 
Rush could only be #20 but it would be still to high for such plae
2018-01-04 22:25
#270
Cud | 
World word_exe 
0/8
2018-01-05 12:06
#277
device | 
Brazil tuttyS 
if there were to be NA players they would alread had been anounced, highly doubt any american will make it higher than 15th place, IMO
2018-01-05 13:29
#269
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Sweden Liot 
Ez shaky aim
2018-01-05 11:24
Denmark Jakob "JUGi" Hansen "For me, this isn’t a very bold prediction. This guy is going places, and his skill level is already really high, so for me it only a matter of time before he becomes a superstar!" only if they replace cajunb with him
2018-01-04 20:01
#215
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Denmark JustYes 
who is "they" ?
2018-01-04 22:57
#232
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Indonesia Not_A_Carry 
North of course
2018-01-05 00:45
It'll probably happen eventually. Like seriously, Jugi is the sole reason Heroic is a tier 2 team and not a tier 3 team. They can upset top teams at any time only because he can outawp most of the top 10 awpers with ease, if he was able to prove himself on a top team he'd probably be a top 5 awper in no time.
2018-01-05 02:12
#271
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
Agreed. Its kinda sad knowing that Mooddi was a top 10 player in the last years of 1.6, atleat based on hltv.org top 20+ :D
2018-01-05 12:10
#7
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Maldives Derbyss 
XD
2018-01-04 20:00
Expected
2018-01-04 20:00
expected
2018-01-04 20:00
#10
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Lithuania Ren63 
lol
2018-01-04 20:00
ez
2018-01-04 20:00
#12
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Poland Aloes 
org
2018-01-04 20:00
Yhh
2018-01-04 20:00
1
2018-01-04 20:00
#15
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France unnn 
ok
2018-01-04 20:00
Congrats
2018-01-04 20:10
Paul the Octopus, is that you? o.O
2018-01-04 20:38
upgrade version
2018-01-04 21:13
#165
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Europe Vallon 
Nice.
2018-01-04 21:10
#177
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Ukraine Chipaet 
Vanga.
2018-01-04 21:33
#191
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Brazil lopanBR 
Bueno!!
2018-01-04 21:57
#280
QRUSH | 
Ukraine b1azed 
ok who will be #14?
2018-01-05 13:53
unexpected
2018-01-04 20:00
#20
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Russia Lucky1827 
Navi will win the Major.
2018-01-04 20:01
1st they need to win tier 2 teams kkk
2018-01-04 23:59
#257
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Latvia Xaity 
nt
2018-01-05 08:35
#273
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Malta aidsss 
nt
2018-01-05 12:37
why?
2018-01-05 12:48
#278
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Russia Lucky1827 
because they have S1mple and Electronic
2018-01-05 13:34
and?
2018-01-05 17:16
Seriously as much I like Navi they need nothing less then a miracle to get top 8 let alone the win
2018-01-05 17:41
.hah
2018-01-04 20:00
#22
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Slovakia SLAVak 
first
2018-01-04 20:00
#30
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Germany Bennime 
nope 22nd ahahha
2018-01-04 20:00
#48
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Finland Smoonah 
rip
2018-01-04 20:01
#65
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Slovakia SLAVak 
I was so close
2018-01-04 20:02
#71
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Germany Bennime 
not rly
2018-01-04 20:03
#76
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Finland Smoonah 
not close enough friend.
2018-01-04 20:03
#279
Snajdan | 
New Zealand Ms2Y 
at least was higher than NA players
2018-01-05 13:49
Expected
2018-01-04 20:00
#24
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Germany Bennime 
Ez for mister k
2018-01-04 20:02
l was expectating karrigan
2018-01-04 20:00
#114
denis | 
Germany m1soooo 
lol
2018-01-04 20:18
#26
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Netherlands Deji 
REKT
2018-01-04 20:00
#27
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Germany cartii 
only 15th wtf?
2018-01-04 20:00
#28
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Canada VeryWeirdGuy 
Wow Have a weird day! -VeryWeirdGuy
2018-01-04 20:01
Töte dich selbst
2018-01-05 09:45
#29
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Japan BodeFuceta 
Undeserved
2018-01-04 20:00
#129
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Denmark Twick_ 
Why?
2018-01-04 20:25
#161
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Japan BodeFuceta 
Because it triggers me to see 5 danish players in the top 20.
2018-01-04 21:04
#167
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Denmark Twick_ 
Are the other four the other stark is guys?
2018-01-04 21:13
#210
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
What
2018-01-04 22:50
#253
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Denmark Twick_ 
To the stars? Sorry, had me keyboard on Danish so the autocorrect fucked me over.
2018-01-05 07:37
which ones? kyaerbye, k0nfig, xyp9x, dupreeh and dev1ce? Tbh I get that you're pissed but despite not having the best team in the world, Denmark is still the strongest CS nation out there
2018-01-05 01:37
#247
Laz | 
Kazakhstan Duka 
Lul still Sweden and Brazil are better
2018-01-05 04:51
#254
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Denmark Twick_ 
Sweden you wish
2018-01-05 07:36
I mean NiP just won a large event, fnatic is doing decent(better than North for instance), then you have olof in FaZe. Dont think it's a ridiculous claim, would probably rank Denmark slightly ahead at the moment but it's not like at the start of last year.
2018-01-05 19:23
#295
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Denmark Twick_ 
Agree
2018-01-05 22:38
#255
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
Sweden lmao
2018-01-05 07:55
Denmark clearly has the strongest teams right now, Sweden has multiple mediocre teams and Brazil has the best team in the world and absolute fuck all after that.
2018-01-05 11:23
true
2018-01-08 05:36
#31
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Poland ToxoFox 
what.
2018-01-04 20:01
#32
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
GJ
2018-01-04 20:01
#33
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Finland Smoonah 
get aimlocked
2018-01-04 20:01
but hes cheating
2018-01-04 20:01
with aimshake.. niCE
2018-01-04 20:01
nice
2018-01-04 20:01
#38
flusha | 
India MAXDANK 
XDDDD
2018-01-04 20:01
#39
 | 
United States NoKeTchup 
LUL
2018-01-04 20:01
That joke
2018-01-04 20:01
#41
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Russia d1vu 
Wtf
2018-01-04 20:01
who?
2018-01-04 20:01
#44
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Germany AYEON 
cheater
2018-01-04 20:01
shakerbye vac
2018-01-04 20:01
#47
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United States NoKeTchup 
THIS BLATANT CHEATER...
2018-01-04 20:01
Fak, gz.
2018-01-04 20:01
#52
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Slovakia k1r3 
fak
2018-01-04 20:01
#53
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Chile furpU 
nice
2018-01-04 20:01
#54
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Poland Matxiuuu 
LUL
2018-01-04 20:01
#55
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Ukraine zSnake 
At least he is not higher than Hobbit
2018-01-04 20:02
#56
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Mongolia Chuluun 
15?????? Danish site LUL
2018-01-04 20:02
#69
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
he was mvp of eleague major
2018-01-04 20:03
#75
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Mongolia Chuluun 
As AdreN was MVP of a major.
2018-01-04 20:03
#79
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
so :D ?
2018-01-04 20:03
#96
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Mongolia Chuluun 
So why did you bring it up?
2018-01-04 20:10
#117
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World ZMDR 
because both ranks are justified due to the same reason
2018-01-04 20:19
dats y they 15 and 17?
2018-01-04 21:40
#220
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Mongolia Chuluun 
Kjaerbye shouldn't be 15 this year though, thats what I'm saying. AdreN should be lower too.
2018-01-04 23:09
+1
2018-01-05 09:46
#57
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
go fuck urself
2018-01-04 20:02
#58
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Brazil lambara7 
deserved and expected
2018-01-04 20:02
#59
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Denmark JustYes 
rip nip players
2018-01-04 20:02
#260
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Slovakia grco_ 
+1
2018-01-05 09:28
#60
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China batil 
sfffffffffffff
2018-01-04 20:02
#61
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
expected
2018-01-04 20:02
#62
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Brazil PazFanBoy 
Expected
2018-01-04 20:02
what the
2018-01-04 20:02
shaerkbye aimer locks into top 20? I aren't feeling thank you
2018-01-04 20:02
#203
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Brazil Tedzera 
When he cheating?
2018-01-04 22:29
always... but at least on the last 3 lans.
2018-01-04 22:32
#68
 | 
Malaysia byaIi 
gg
2018-01-04 20:03
Thus, together with AdreN, they prove Major MVP means exactly fucking nothing if your play is unimpressive in the rest of the year.
2018-01-04 20:03
Adren most consistent
2018-01-04 21:28
Impressively consistent, rather than consistently impressive.
2018-01-04 21:29
#272
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
Poetry
2018-01-05 12:36
+1
2018-01-05 09:47
#72
fnx | 
Sweden martla 
i picked him as 16 rip
2018-01-04 20:03
#73
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India killer12_1 
no nip players in top 20, feels bad lul
2018-01-04 20:03
You would think f0rest could atleast make 16-20
2018-01-04 20:10
#106
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India killer12_1 
i dont think he'll be in top 15 now :(
2018-01-04 20:12
Yeah me neither :/
2018-01-04 20:20
#197
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India killer12_1 
sad year for nip
2018-01-04 22:15
Yeah but I'm sure it'll be better this year
2018-01-04 22:44
major mvp = top 20 overall wtf hltv?
2018-01-04 20:03
#205
shox | 
France Kabby 
Thats the only thing he achiev’d the whole year..
2018-01-04 22:33
#77
 | 
Brazil WWWWWWW 
xd
2018-01-04 20:03
#78
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Brazil HueyNewton 
N1
2018-01-04 20:03
He improved a lot since device left
2018-01-04 20:04
Yeah Device was holding the team back. Now they can build around Jugi and Kjaerbye to create a new danish force!!!!
2018-01-05 09:50
LUL BOTH MAJOR MVPs ARE UNDER THE TOP 10
2018-01-04 20:04
#83
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Brazil VoxLibertatis 
cause the only good thing they did are being mvp and major
2018-01-04 20:04
#150
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Brazil prkz0r 
so what, major is just 1 tournament
2018-01-04 20:51
majors are the most prestigius tournaments
2018-01-04 22:15
#200
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Brazil prkz0r 
oh yea, look the finals, total quality
2018-01-04 22:20
exp from sk fan
2018-01-05 10:07
#245
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Brazil Karl_Tanner 
not anymore. valve is shit
2018-01-05 03:45
#82
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Europe LegacyMLG 
Shakerbye
2018-01-04 20:04
#84
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Hungary Bonte 
finally i have a point in that stupid game
2018-01-04 20:05
Aimhaxbye?
2018-01-04 20:06
#86
TACO | 
Brazil teuS11 
Unexpected
2018-01-04 20:06
#87
fer | 
Brazil GodMac 
Parkjaerbye
2018-01-04 20:06
Shakerbye only 15th?
2018-01-04 20:06
#89
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Portugal RKO23 
i expected!
2018-01-04 20:07
undeserved handshaker
2018-01-04 20:07
#91
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Brazil Pajzeera 
expected
2018-01-04 20:07
MAJOR MVP, Nothign for the rest of the year, SHAKY AIM, CHEATS = overrated onliner
2018-01-04 20:08
>get major mvp >onliner LUL
2018-01-04 23:00
Online 1.06 LAN 1.10 Kids talking so much shit these days..
2018-01-05 09:45
#93
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Portugal Suckamos 
Well deserved. Kinda didnt expected to be 15th but still... -Cona caralho
2018-01-04 20:08
Kek
2018-01-04 20:10
hopefully dupreeh and device will be above him, xyp9x deserves credit too
2018-01-04 20:10
Cheaters shouldnt be in the list
2018-01-04 20:10
#102
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Slovakia Denysis 
I didn't expect him at #15. Btw, as I'm looking at the ranking I think GuardiaN will not be there this year.
2018-01-04 20:12
#121
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Russia ez4u 
Seriously? He doesnt even deserve top50.
2018-01-04 20:20
#131
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Slovakia Denysis 
I'm not here to argue what he deserves and not. Tbh I was expecting him somewhere around #20 or #18. That's all. Also Snax and Olof had almost the same year as him and they are in.
2018-01-04 20:29
shake shake shake
2018-01-04 20:12
At first, he should learn how to spray then he would be memonited here, cheers
2018-01-04 20:12
#105
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Brazil assisz 
Deserved
2018-01-04 20:12
hot boi
2018-01-04 20:13
#110
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Chile nachooww 
gg
2018-01-04 20:14
Niceee!
2018-01-04 20:17
gj man
2018-01-04 20:17
#113
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Shakerbye top15... Kinda expected.
2018-01-04 20:17
ELEAGUE Major... never forgetti that dude won it for Astralis
2018-01-04 20:19
Shake shake shake....
2018-01-04 20:20
#133
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Poland Pati23 
Shake shake shake...
2018-01-04 20:27
#122
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Portugal dracø 
parkinsonbye
2018-01-04 20:22
#258
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Turkey nonstopg0_0 
LOL
2018-01-05 08:45
#123
fer | 
Brazil PauloFlu 
expected
2018-01-04 20:22
ez for marcus 'norecoil' kajerybye
2018-01-04 20:22
What the actual fuck
2018-01-04 20:22
#126
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Sweden freddew0w 
HOW? wtf
2018-01-04 20:23
toggleshakerbye LUL
2018-01-04 20:23
#128
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
Cheater is top 15 laf
2018-01-04 20:24
Unfortunate, was a major MVP by January and still hardly could do better than 2016. Oh well, only shows how much harder and more competitive the scene is right now
2018-01-04 20:27
What? It just shows that Kjaerbye got into a slump after the major lol.
2018-01-04 21:35
The worst player in Astralis
2018-01-04 20:28
NOT DESERVED, he can't even spray lol
2018-01-04 20:31
amazing how a guy with parkinson's disease can achieve such a great placing!
2018-01-04 20:32
#140
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Israel raaVz 
NICE 2016 - Top 16 2017 - Top 15 xdd
2018-01-04 20:34
#159
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Denmark MeToxi 
2018 - Top 14
2018-01-04 21:02
2031-Top 1
2018-01-04 22:47
Omg , kid over AdreN , how it's possible , AdreN is much better than dat kiddo . I am going to reddit Have a Gay day! -VeryN1ceGay
2018-01-04 20:35
#143
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Germany remind00 
ban this guy FFS
2018-01-04 20:36
#144
fnx | 
Brazil kimuraNTC 
kjarbye 15 respect, he don't have skill to top 10.
2018-01-04 20:37
#146
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
LUL
2018-01-04 20:38
#149
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United States _SaltY 
Parkinsons made it this far wtf
2018-01-04 20:49
#151
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Germany Merkelistan 
lol he doesn't deserve. He was bad after they won the major.
2018-01-04 20:51
#153
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
not expected
2018-01-04 20:53
oh you are so right!
2018-01-04 20:54
#157
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Myanmar AstralisGoat 
Fk yeah finally got one right.
2018-01-04 20:56
#158
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
If the major MVP is top15 it means that nobody from asstrashits will be in top14 OMEGALUL
2018-01-04 21:01
#164
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
nice logic braindead if 1 was better than the other but only 1 tournament that means that the other one isnt better ? think before posting stupid comments pls like devve and xypex arent better than him
2018-01-04 21:08
And dupreeh ...
2018-01-04 21:15
#185
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
ik but i was focusing on the best ( imo ) they are all good but it doesnt matter who took the major mvp that doesnt mean he is the best thats was my point
2018-01-04 21:43
The frenchman is correct
2018-01-04 21:48
cheaterbye!
2018-01-04 21:03
still mad about VP failing to win a 2nd major?
2018-01-04 21:34
Cheating and only #15, pathetic shaky sprayer...
2018-01-04 21:04
Kjaerbye top 15 adern top17 lul
2018-01-04 21:05
Nice rofltop
2018-01-04 21:10
#168
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Denmark clutchkongen 
Should have been top 10, along side the rest of the Danish squads!
2018-01-04 21:13
#171
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Brazil Gunzel 
Botbye over GodreN. HLTV pls stop..it's not even funny anymore
2018-01-04 21:16
#172
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France rezpecful 
from major MVP in january to 15th spot. U know he screwed up badly after to end up there
2018-01-04 21:26
#173
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Ukraine ph3n0m3n 
known cheater
2018-01-04 21:27
What wrong with guys who told about NA players and not deserved mouz players like sunny and ropz in the top 20
2018-01-04 21:27
#189
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Europe vasseldomau 
Sunny had one great tournament in a whole year and deserve top 20??? Ropz (serious)???? Retard detected
2018-01-04 21:48
dont worry kjaerbye, in 14 years you will be #1! (last year he was #16)
2018-01-04 21:34
#182
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Hungary makszi 
cool good luck in the future ASTRALIS IS THE BEST! <3 #ToTheStars
2018-01-04 21:36
#184
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Canada gritabit 
Eh, would have put him lower. He really dropped off after Katowice and he only got better by December.
2018-01-04 21:42
#187
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Most overrated player in cs:go.
2018-01-04 21:48
#188
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
If that guy is #15 then Dupreeh probably will be #3
2018-01-04 21:48
#192
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Brazil Collee 
lul cheater at least we won't have a top 2 cheater this year, like flusha few years ago
2018-01-04 21:58
Adrean was better than him imo (he basically carried Gambit) kjb was very solid on major but he did no shit after major my point is im still thinking Adren robbed
2018-01-04 22:14
#199
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
undeserved... shouldn't even be in top20
2018-01-04 22:16
#202
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Europe CZADzz 
Good choice , he deserved
2018-01-04 22:27
#206
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Spain Rekto_Plasm 
Deserved but i think gla1ve did better and most probably he isnt even going to be on top 20
2018-01-04 22:39
seems shaky
2018-01-04 22:49
#211
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
undeserved
2018-01-04 22:51
This means that k0nfig, f0rest, elige, or maybe an odd one like draken definitely will not be on the list Also statistically I feel like he was better than dupreeh for the most part and did have a major MVP so I'm not really sure what's going on here
2018-01-04 22:52
draken ? LOOL k0nfig for sure in top 14
2018-01-04 23:02
#213
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Last 14 players (in no particular order): - Fallen - fer - cold - GuardiaN - NiKo - rain - device - dupreeh - Xyp9X - shox - kennyS - k0nfig - Hobbit - s1mple
2018-01-04 22:55
Shox and k0nfig omegaLUL
2018-01-04 23:33
#223
 | 
Israel raaVz 
shox??????????????????????????
2018-01-04 23:43
#229
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
shox LUL
2018-01-05 00:11
Shox, dupreeh and xyp? I have bad news for you...
2018-01-05 03:56
#267
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
dupreeh is 100% in top 20, not 100% about shox and xyp9
2018-01-05 10:17
This
2018-01-06 02:42
not this
2018-01-07 01:25
#249
Laz | 
Kazakhstan Duka 
-shox and guardian for sure
2018-01-05 04:56
#281
QRUSH | 
Ukraine b1azed 
flamie?
2018-01-05 13:55
ADR 75
2018-01-04 22:57
shaking aim
2018-01-04 23:03
Lul
2018-01-04 23:06
shakerbye over AdreN ?! cmonBruh
2018-01-04 23:21
Who's in charge of this shitty ranking system OMEGALUL
2018-01-04 23:55
How is it to be addicted to booty and yet be an ugly fat kid, with no real chance of ever getting that nice booty?
2018-01-05 13:10
#225
HUNDEN | 
Other ToRu 
lol
2018-01-04 23:58
#227
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Brazil Hozuky 
Wtf i was thinking that kjaerbye would be in top 10 LOL
2018-01-05 00:07
MR REDACTOR, UPDATE THE TOP 20 LIST IN THE POST THANK YOU
2018-01-05 00:12
#231
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
known cheater gets a spot lmao hltv!!
2018-01-05 00:40
these rankings r fucked lmao. almost none of these players so far deserve top 20 except oskar who deserves to be way higher than he was
2018-01-05 00:54
next Flamie, he was sick first part of the year.
2018-01-05 01:03
#237
suNny | 
Vietnam Oida 
BUT HE SHAKES HIS SPRAY
2018-01-05 01:53
SHAKE AND PRAY YOUR SPRAY
2018-01-05 18:58
Thanks HLTV now we know Emil "zaider" Brandt is cheater. TLDR Fhak Cheater :D
2018-01-05 02:00
#282
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Germany t_mmey 
LuL
2018-01-05 13:58
Cheater, should be banned.
2018-01-05 02:18
kcuf sa staehc
2018-01-05 04:54
lol at all the people calling him a cheater. he just is sticking with his signature aim because it makes him feel special no matter how autistic it makes him look. a pro isnt going to use an aimbot noobs
2018-01-05 05:00
Lmao parkinson kid in top 20 He is the worst player i have ever seen.
2018-01-05 09:25
Wow, I bet you would take him out 100%. *TardAlert*
2018-01-05 13:12
*DanishFanTardAlert* he will be kicked very soon and will play max in tier 3 teams because his parkinson is growing
2018-01-06 12:44
Do you think it is possible to cheat at big LAN events? How will you accomplish that? Please do tell, Einstein...
2018-01-19 13:40
Who said about cheats you tard?
2018-01-19 13:45
#287
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Romania SteFaN11 
when you will beat him at 1v1, win mvp and majors you can judge him about his plays, but shut up until that moment
2018-01-05 17:41
sure , another fangay. Cant argue with silvers sorry
2018-01-06 12:45
#304
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Romania SteFaN11 
give friend request to see my rank: steamcommunity.com/profiles/765611982431..
2018-01-07 11:28
#284
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China Yao_Ming 
so overrated wtf? 15?
2018-01-05 16:08
Just because the end of the year wasn't great, doesn't mean he doesn't deserve 15th. The early and mid year for him was great.
2018-01-05 19:26
Trash
2018-01-05 17:44
#290
Brollan | 
Sweden LoxXy 
Nice
2018-01-05 18:57
Nice of hltv to be inclusive of people with parkinsons. #StandUpToHate #Inclusion
2018-01-05 18:59
Great guy...
2018-01-06 00:21
smh like KJB shaking his crosshair all over the place . Total legit player, he just developed a unique aim style over the years which no one else in the pro scene is able to utilize. What is the odds of that. lmao.
2018-01-06 03:16
#300
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Denmark SenoriTaB 
JUGI TO ASTRALIS CONFIRMED!
2018-01-06 12:01
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