Top 20 players of 2017: k0nfig (14)

Striker
January 5th, 2018 20:00

Coming in at number 14 in the Top 20 players of 2017 powered by EGB.com is North's star Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke, who makes the list for the first time as one of the best fraggers and most impactful players of the year, hitting high peaks in his team's deep runs.

As a very young player, Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke started out by playing small local tournaments in Counter-Strike: Source, but he never became known until CS:GO well and truly kicked off by 2015 when he first emerged with Reason under Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen's leadership.

Despite having played zero notable events, the Dane very quickly got a chance in SK — alongside Michael "Friis" Jørgensen, Asger "AcilioN" Larsen, Rasmus "SandeN" Sanden, and Casper "cadiaN" Møller — and attended his first LAN at DreamHack Open London in September 2015, making a good account of himself despite the team's early elimination. k0nfig was never officially announced as SK's permanent member and his tenure there didn't last long, as he received an offer from dignitas and joined up with Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen, Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye, Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel, and Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann a month later.

"I tried playing small tournaments around my hometown in Denmark in CSS, but I wasn't good enough to get onto a team back then, or old enough."

"I actually don't really know how I became "known" in the danish CS scene, and I was just as surprised as everyone else when i joined up with Dignitas. 1 in a million and I just had to go for it."

The then 18-year-old began proving himself more than just a talent, namely with a great showing at one of the first bigger tournaments of 2016, GEC, during dignitas' runner-up finish.

k0nfig quickly became one of Denmark's hottest prospects in early 2016

As the year progressed, the second-best Danish team lost Kjaerbye to Astralis, getting René "cajunb" Borg in the swap, and replaced TENZKI with the up-and-coming Emil "Magisk" Reif.

"It was always a blast playing with Kjaerbye and Magisk in the team. It has impact when you play with good players, and I believe I learn pretty quick from others, that might be the thing that has helped me the most."

With the new lineup, dignitas took the scene by storm in September and October. Placing 3rd-4th at SL i-League StarSeries S2 Finals and DreamHack Open Bucharest, the Danes were on the rise and soon grabbed their first titles at WESG EU & CIS Finals and the highly contested EPICENTER: Moscow, with k0nfig putting up two MVP-worthy performances.

"We had something called 'the unknown.' When people played us, they didn't study us as much as they do now. I think that is what we need to find. The way to be a Rubik's cube, only a few can solve us, but not all."

While that level wouldn't last as dignitas sank towards the end of the year, they were still able to end 2016 by qualifying for the ELEAGUE Major while k0nfig was once again one of the best players of the Main Qualifier.

Despite some of his high peaks, he barely missed out on 2016's Top 20 players ranking due to inconsistency, while two of his teammates, Magisk and Kjaerbye, made the list after breaking out that year as well.

North began the 2017 season at the ELEAGUE Major in January. While it wasn't the best start to the year k0nfig could have imagined individually, the Danes scraped through to the playoffs despite going 0-2 at the beginning. In one of the group stage matches — the last, in fact — k0nfig did what he now perhaps jokingly considers his biggest regret in 2017, famously knifing Andreas "znajder" Lindberg in a 1v1 situation at 15-15 in the do-or-die scenario.

"[My biggest regret was] knifing znajder… [winks]"

Defeating GODSENT in the end, North scheduled a quarter-final matchup they had known very well from the September-October period of the previous year, Virtus.pro, who eliminated the Danes after a close series. It was at that time when MSL's men made their first lineup change of the year, as shortly after the Major RUBINO announced his departure while Philip "aizy" Aistrup took his place.

"Nothing was set in stone, but the problems with Ruben had been there for a while, and we just kind of waited for him to say it. I think I didn't play on my usual level because I really wanted to win, and that made me do some stupid decisions and hero plays which results in failure in the end."

k0nfig regained some of his old form in North's run to the semi-finals at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, their first tournament with the new player, but that was the furthest placing the new team gathered for months to come. Although the 20-year-old continued to play at a good level throughout groups at IEM Katowice, the Danish squad went out in quarter-finals to the Immortals squad that had just made a lineup change, starting their issues in favorable matchups that would last for two more tournaments from there on.

StarSeries was one of the events where k0nfig did damage in the groups but dipped in playoffs

k0nfig played his part in groups again at StarSeries, peaking in a tight match on Cache against FaZe, but that time it was HellRaisers eliminating the Danes after the youngster's performance dropped in the quarter-final series. North's poor period ran its course at IEM Sydney, where the team took eventual finalists SK and FaZe to close matches but failed to make it past the biggest underdogs of the tournament, Chiefs, to finish 6th-7th.

"Those losses [to HR and Chiefs] was our own fault. There's nothing and no one to blame but ourselves. We switched roles on a few maps, and tried new stuff, and it didn't work out."

North finally got back on their feet in May, when it was time for ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals. In the journey to the grand final against G2, which included mousesports, Natus Vincere, OpTic and Liquid, k0nfig was by far the team's best player and one of the best at the entire tournament, particularly excelling at fragging overall (0.82 kills per round) and opening kills (0.15 per round) to earn his first EVP mention in 2017.

"I felt really confident whole tournament, and I felt like we had everyone under control. Before the matches we just knew what we went into, and we were never really surprised against teams. We had the perfect antistrat and everyone knew on the team what they had to do if there's a certain smoke that lands or gets thrown from somewhere."

North got back on their feet at EPL S5 Finals with k0nfig at the helm

Despite solid play on the CT sides, k0nfig then put up his worst showing when it came to Terrorist sides at ESL One Cologne, where North got eliminated in 9th-11th place after losses to SK and FaZe.

That proved to be only a stumble in what was his best period of the year, however, as he was back to his impactful self throughout the PGL Major group stage. There, North once again became Legends following a 3-1 record in the Swiss format but — yet again — fell to Virtus.pro in the quarter-finals, after a lopsided series.

Swapping Magisk for Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså during the off-season that followed the second Major of the year, North went into the first tournament of the second part of the year reinvigorated. With a new star at his back, k0nfig was at his best at DreamHack Masters Malmö, powering his squad to no small feat, a series win against SK in groups. Defeating Immortals and Gambit with relative ease in the playoffs, North set up another G2 rendezvous in the grand final and the title eluded them once more, in spite of k0nfig's heroic efforts on Inferno.

Nonetheless, the star settled for another EVP and proceeded to grab an MVP at a medium-sized tournament DreamHack Open Montreal, which ended with the infamous one-map grand final versus Immortals.

Following a favorable route at ELEAGUE Premier that included fnatic, Immortals, and Heroic, North placed 3rd-4th in Atlanta, losing to FaZe in semis, as k0nfig added another solid event to his resumé.

The Atlanta tournament ended up being his last good showing in 2017. It was of little consolation that North's star finished the next one, EPICENTER, as the team's best-rated player, as it was an average 1.02 rating that got him there — largely affected by an extremely one-sided series against G2 that played a part in North's group stage elimination.

The worst was yet to come, to add insult to injury, at the two Danish tournaments that closed out the year for North, BLAST Pro Series and ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals. While k0nfig dropped below a 0.90 rating at both tournaments, North only garnered a win and two ties in Copenhagen and a single win in five matches in Odense, which included losses to Misfits and NRG.

"I was stressed out, I felt like the ending of the year was a bit hard for me personally. I was really exhausted after these two tournaments, and I slept longer than ever. I couldn't find my form at these two tournaments, really unlucky, but sometimes you can't get what you want."

k0nfig ended the year with disappointing campaigns in his home country

Asked about his wishes and goals for 2018, k0nfig simply replied that he prays for a title or two, which eluded him throughout 2017 aside from the smaller win in Montreal:

"That we'll get a win or two under the belt. That is my biggest wish. And I'm praying everyday for a tournament win."

Why is he the 14th best player of 2017?

k0nfig earned his first entry in the Top 20 players ranking as one of the best fraggers of 2017 overall and North's top fragger at nine of their 14 notable events, posting 0.74 kills per round on average (ninth most).

Thanks to high numbers in opening kills (0.13 per round, ninth most) and multi-kills (in 19.2% of his rounds, eighth most), the Danish star was also one of the most impactful players of the year, averaging a 1.20 impact rating (ninth highest).

While k0nfig's sole MVP medal came from a medium-sized event, DreamHack Open Montreal, his EVPs in North's campaigns at ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals and DreamHack Masters Malmö eclipsed the award as some of the best non-MVP performances of 2017.

k0nfig's peaks at EPL S5 Finals and DreamHack Masters Malmö earned him two EVP mentions

Outside of the aforementioned runs, however, k0nfig mostly did his damage in group stages and had a few sub-par performances, namely at the ELEAGUE Major, BLAST Pro Series and ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals.

Another factor keeping him from a higher placing was that he often died in vain due to over-aggression, as shown by only 16% of his deaths being traded (second fewest out of players in the top 20), 0.12 opening deaths per round, and 68.4% KAST (second lowest out of the top 20 players).

"My gamestyle is ofcourse a risk-taking one, but I didn't know about my deaths being traded, I'll get MSL or someone to follow me a bit more around the map, when I'm on the hunt for enemies. These numbers will be better for next year I believe."

Bold prediction

In his bold prediction, k0nfig highlighted 15-year-old Martin "stavn" Lund as a player who he thinks could break out in 2018:

Denmark Martin "stavn" Lund

"I think our new danish youngster stavn is going to show the world how to play CS newstyle. He's only 15 and probably the biggest star in the Danish scene at this moment."

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 René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1276
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
686
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
970
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
883
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen
Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
934
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
814
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1148
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Rasmus 'SandeN' Sanden
Rasmus 'SandeN' Sanden
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
288
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
398
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1376
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
877
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1181
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1131
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Totally agree.. he worked for it
2018-01-05 20:00
#23
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France Baitor 
LMAO ELIGE FANBOYS
2018-01-05 20:01
deserved
2018-01-05 20:01
#37
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Finland Lehtori 
superjymy is going to win assembly winter 2018
2018-01-05 20:02
#64
Edward | 
Moldova flymans 
Expected
2018-01-05 20:06
#91
 | 
Austria shaakeh 
heß
2018-01-05 20:11
#159
 | 
Finland Lehtori 
äss
2018-01-05 20:38
overrated
2018-01-05 20:06
#237
Jame | 
Portugal gazaev 
Not at all.
2018-01-06 05:39
#46
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African Union PrestusHood 
Elige nub
2018-01-05 20:03
Felps #13
2018-01-05 20:04
sorry mate felps won't make top 20 this year
2018-01-05 20:24
#283
 | 
Brazil Tedzera 
and don't deserve...
2018-01-06 17:21
#53
 | 
Denmark 1924 
-Kjaerbye+k0nfig hltv confirmed
2018-01-05 20:07
hmm exciting idea... device xyp9x dupreeh gla1ve k0nfig device & k0nfig would be too strong for the world
2018-01-05 20:06
and Zonic as a coach... Top 1 team
2018-01-05 20:12
Lol no why lie sk still no.1 obviously TACO will get 1st this yr
2018-01-05 20:28
Doubt it
2018-01-05 20:54
Kjærbye was amazing at ELEAGUE Major in Atlanta.
2018-01-05 20:14
#215
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Brazil CaioOlive 
But only there. I think that if he plays badly in this major, they pick up k0nfig.
2018-01-05 23:38
Depends on the price and contract length ofc. There were rumors of and kjærbye/konfig exchange at one point.
2018-01-06 01:46
#133
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Australia KatVian 
It depends on the major if north bomb out then yeah could happen.
2018-01-05 20:21
+1
2018-01-05 20:09
#86
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
and now we should sit down and wait for some stupid tweet
2018-01-05 20:11
sad but true
2018-01-05 20:54
This was REALLY expected
2018-01-05 20:00
nice
2018-01-05 20:00
#4
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Poland Bendarta 
fgsdsdfg
2018-01-05 20:00
lol
2018-01-05 20:00
#6
 | 
World MaCieG 
niceone
2018-01-05 20:00
+1
2018-01-05 20:00
#8
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Hungary Bonte 
hey
2018-01-05 20:00
nice
2018-01-05 20:00
yes
2018-01-05 20:00
#11
 | 
Russia skipster 
Nice one k0nfig!
2018-01-05 20:01
#12
tabseN | 
United Kingdom Jim3110 
hmm
2018-01-05 20:01
nice :D
2018-01-05 20:01
#14
ropz | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Nice one
2018-01-05 20:01
#15
SZPERO | 
Poland svDawid 
lul
2018-01-05 20:01
#16
Hatz | 
Korea taun_tatt 
lol
2018-01-05 20:01
#17
 | 
Sweden Rexz 
lul
2018-01-05 20:01
#18
jks | 
North America NlFTY 
nice
2018-01-05 20:01
#19
 | 
Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
OMEGALUL
2018-01-05 20:01
deserved
2018-01-05 20:01
No NA players hehehe
2018-01-05 20:01
#22
 | 
Brazil HueyNewton 
Lololol
2018-01-05 20:01
#24
Snax | 
Poland Kamiloo10 
LUL
2018-01-05 20:01
#25
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Oh come on I want to see if felps is on this list already
2018-01-05 20:01
wont be there...
2018-01-05 20:03
#129
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United States jaeger_steam 
Lul
2018-01-05 20:20
#168
JW | 
Sweden JW_top1 
AHAHHAHAHAHH
2018-01-05 20:46
Expected d
2018-01-05 20:01
#27
 | 
Spain Todd_Howard 
should've been higher
2018-01-05 20:01
#170
JW | 
Sweden JW_top1 
Robert Baratheon LUL Tywin > all cry is free
2018-01-05 20:47
#172
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Spain Todd_Howard 
stfu lannislut
2018-01-05 20:50
Go go Brazil
2018-01-05 23:06
#238
Jame | 
Portugal gazaev 
True! He's better thant 14th.
2018-01-06 05:41
#28
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Singapore acels 
King of Twitter pogchamp
2018-01-05 20:01
#30
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Denmark Dane01 
14th!!!!!!!!!! What is this BS!!!!!!
2018-01-05 20:01
#31
CeRq | 
Sweden xamzino9 
not deserved
2018-01-05 20:01
+1
2018-01-06 10:10
#32
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Colombia SkeletoNMLG 
dad
2018-01-05 20:02
#33
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Europe Vallon 
Should've been way higher, wtf?
2018-01-05 20:02
#41
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
0 achievements with team lol
2018-01-05 20:02
#49
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Europe Vallon 
In terms of individual skill he's easily top 10.
2018-01-05 20:03
this ranking isnt about something hypothetical like individual skill which you cant measure
2018-01-05 20:04
#67
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Exactly. That is why we cant see here players like xantares ropz twistz
2018-01-05 20:06
#89
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Netherlands DerFuhrer 
xantares OMEGALUL
2018-01-05 20:11
#216
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Denmark MeToxi 
to be fair, ropz didnt really play top cs for the first 4-5 months
2018-01-05 23:44
#288
k0nfig | 
Denmark nalleB 
Of course it is, to a wide degree. Why else would they make a player ranking instead of a team ranking?
2018-01-07 12:40
#294
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Finland decem 
why wouldn't they make both?
2018-01-08 02:44
#61
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
And? Individual Xantares is top 10 and he is not even in this ranking
2018-01-05 20:05
I was about to make that exact comment
2018-01-05 20:13
xantares lel playing against tier 5 teams almost all the time
2018-01-05 23:15
#240
 | 
Europe Vallon 
XANTARES top 10, lmfaoooo Foh with that crap, fakeflagging turk.
2018-01-06 05:55
#260
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
I say individual skills you braindead.
2018-01-06 12:38
3 finals and shit ton of quarters and semis
2018-01-06 15:05
They won one medium size tournment and one big this year. Most of the times his team lost he also had poor stats, but when they make a deep-run usually he is the one who is carrying the most. I think that's a perfect spot for him.
2018-01-05 20:24
LoL
2018-01-05 20:02
#35
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Cockfig
2018-01-05 20:02
RAWRfig
2018-01-05 20:29
#36
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Netherlands Lynch^_^ 
deserved should of been higher tho.
2018-01-05 20:02
#239
Jame | 
Portugal gazaev 
+1
2018-01-06 05:41
K0nfig was top10 IMO.
2018-01-05 20:02
#137
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Australia KatVian 
ShouldHaveBeemXantares
2018-01-05 20:23
#39
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United Kingdom ChrisFroome 
deserved
2018-01-05 20:02
#40
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South Africa FatCaKezZ 
Swag
2018-01-05 20:02
hell yeah
2018-01-05 20:02
nicee
2018-01-05 20:02
dfaq? unexpected
2018-01-05 20:02
lol
2018-01-05 20:02
#47
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
ez 4 c0ckyfig
2018-01-05 20:03
#48
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Canada gritabit 
Nice, but I'm still surprised he only won Dreamhack Montreal with these numbers
2018-01-05 20:03
should've been top 10 he's been the best Danish player for a while
2018-01-05 20:03
#51
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Russia Black!!Garret 
Top 3 they said...
2018-01-05 20:03
#52
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD GOOD RANK xDDD n1 hltv go change this site for PUGHLTV
2018-01-05 20:03
RIP Elige
2018-01-05 20:03
+1
2018-01-05 20:04
#56
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Russia Nikosimus 
RiP f0rest for sure now:(
2018-01-05 20:04
expected, he was far from top20.
2018-01-05 20:06
#72
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Russia Nikosimus 
If f0rest is far, what is Oskar doing here?
2018-01-05 20:07
don't know btw. oskar was also no where near top20.
2018-01-05 20:07
#79
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Russia Nikosimus 
Same thing He didnt play for some time in 2017 at all f0rp at least was trying to carry NiP, had some EVP's and was consistent throughout the year I agree NiP won almost nothing and it's hard to put them in top20 But if oskar is 16,idk how f0rest can be out of top20
2018-01-05 20:09
I would personally pick someone other from NiP for oskar's place. Draken or REZ. The most funny thing is AdreN's place.
2018-01-05 20:11
#92
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Russia Nikosimus 
Maybe At least someone in NiP OR C9 deserves it I'd put f0rest or Stewie/Tim
2018-01-05 20:12
I had f0rest and elige in my list but both are probably out now
2018-01-05 20:34
#57
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Russia Fizz_Nikita 
best!
2018-01-05 20:04
#62
Edward | 
Moldova flymans 
Adren better
2018-01-05 20:05
Magisk made Dignitas/North a thing and he got kicked because this fag smh
2018-01-05 20:06
deserved
2018-01-05 20:06
WE have 12 possible players for ranking. xyp9x - dupreeh - dev1ce - rain - niko- guardian - fer - fallen - coldzera - s1mple - kennyS - hobbit WHO DA FCUK IS 13TH FFS?
2018-01-05 20:07
13 dupreeh / hobbit / guardian / xyp9x
2018-01-05 20:08
nope except this players who will gonna be 13th player for ranking i wonder. not in particular order xyp9x - dupreeh - dev1ce - rain - niko- guardian - fer - fallen - coldzera - s1mple - kennyS - hobbit
2018-01-05 20:09
maybe Electronic or Flamie or f0rest? flamie was true BEAST first half of 2017.
2018-01-05 20:10
nah i don't think so brotha.
2018-01-05 20:12
after 5 minutes of thinking, I think it might be felps because I cant think of someone else, maybe f0rest
2018-01-05 20:25
Elige, Phelps or boltz
2018-01-06 02:56
#245
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Brazil brretroze 
boltz its 18th
2018-01-06 08:35
You're right..... and auto correct destroyed my spelling on felps... xD
2018-01-06 20:03
#287
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Brazil brretroze 
relax bro, I know how you feel. hahaha
2018-01-07 01:54
At least I was right about EliGe..! XD
2018-01-08 02:59
#296
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Brazil brretroze 
Right boyyy! Your thoughts to top5? For me its #1- Cold #2- NiKo #3- Fer / Rain #4- Fer/ Rain #5 FalleN
2018-01-08 06:26
I think it's gonna be: 1 Cold 2 Niko 3 Fer 4 device 5 Rain 6 Fallen However there's a chance device might be slightly lower because he missed the last couple of events, but I don't think so. We'll see..! ;)
2018-01-09 01:49
F0rest 100%
2018-01-05 20:12
not sure about this.
2018-01-05 20:13
100% is 100% trust me he will be 12th this year
2018-01-05 20:13
without mvp top 13 will be hard i think.
2018-01-05 20:14
lol guardian without mvp could make top 10 ...
2018-01-05 20:14
yea but he have too many finals and winnings. f0rest only iem oakland -250k event
2018-01-05 20:15
lol s1mple only win dreamhack an will be 100% in the top8 so why not f0rest?
2018-01-05 20:16
but s1mple played 10x better than f0rest overall so it really doesn't matter how much his team won.
2018-01-05 20:18
s1mple have best rating kd kpr etc in 2017 and carrying his team its not anormal
2018-01-05 20:20
+1
2018-01-05 20:21
and will be top 12 this year without winning an mvp Guardian so why can't f0rest be on top 13?
2018-01-05 20:15
felps
2018-01-05 20:15
r u sure and why?
2018-01-05 20:16
Played with SK from January to October, not too much inactivity Won 5 titles with SK, several playoff stages (HLTV likes players who have achievements) Positive Ratings most of the time he was in SK Who else? F0rest? He has 1.09 rating in big events and only has one title, he wasn't even the MVP there. Elige has 0 titles, played well individually but you can't get to top 13 with only good ratings if your team has done nothing So I think felps
2018-01-05 20:20
thanks for explanation its possible i think. btw is he have an mvp or evp?
2018-01-05 20:22
Not sure, I don't think MVP because Cold and fer are always taking them (sometimes Fallen too). I dont know how to check EVP
2018-01-05 20:26
#187
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Bulgaria raponq 
Open tournament that he won and just check stats and leaderbord of the tournament
2018-01-05 21:18
#212
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Portugal raaVz 
Felps - Maps - 119 / Maps In Playoffs - 52/ Rating - 1.09/ EVPS - 5 (ESG Tour Mykonos 2017/Dreamhack Las Vegas/ IEM Sidney 2017/Dreamhack Summer/ESL ONE COLOGNE 2017) ____________ EliGe - Maps - 90 / Maps In Playoffs - 20 / Rating - 1.15 / EVPS - (ESL Pro League Season 5/ESG Tour Mykonos 2017) ____________ Hobbit - Maps - 83 / Maps In Playoffs - 35/ Rating - 1.11 - 1.14 / EVPS - (Dreamhack Austin/CS Summit /IEM Oakland 2017/PLG KRAKOW MAJOR) ____________ F0rest - not even the best player in his own team xdd ___________
2018-01-05 23:25
"you can't get to top 13 with only good ratings if your team has done nothing" Yes you can: hltv.org/news/19587/top-20-players-of-20.. hltv.org/news/19593/top-20-players-of-20..
2018-01-05 22:14
Sorry, I should have specified. You can't get to top 13 without team achievements unless you play like a monster the whole year. Niko constantly carried Mouz, Kenny was super impactful in NV. Elige and F0rest have not carried their teams this year. They were better than the rest, but not insane like Niko was in Mouz
2018-01-05 22:47
Yes I agree, with niko at least because I'm not sure elige in 2017 is really "worse" than kennys in 2016. This being said, felps has the same arguments as boltz for exemple, and was not better at it imo. Elige at least has something else, something #14+ don't have : hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2017-01.. Either way, having felps or elige that high is debattable imo, but I would have less trouble trying to understand why elige is that high than felps (I thought elige would be around 17 and felps wouldn't be in anyway).
2018-01-05 23:32
I had f0rest and elige on my list, but I don't think they will be above kjaerbye or k0nfig felps is a good guess but I feel like he also would have been below these players I am thinking since oskar is on this list, it could be someone like draken or rpk, but I feel like even they should be ranked below kjaerbye
2018-01-05 20:33
Draken has been irrelevant for most of the year, can't see him above felps ( or even elige for that matter). RpK played well but he wasn't against the Tier 1 competition 90% of the time, felps was.
2018-01-05 20:45
#186
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Sweden MrIgnii 
Why would hobbit be there? His teammate was the MVP of the major and he is better than him and still ranked 17
2018-01-05 21:17
cause hobbit is consistent and impact player also have best ratings on team. u wll see him in rankings
2018-01-05 22:17
#226
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Brazil tncyrino 
Im still wondering about the exactly same thing. Someone will probably be too high this year. Tomorrow we will find out i believe
2018-01-06 01:31
Maybe Draken?
2018-01-06 10:38
100% something seriously wrong with them if they don't win at least one title this year
2018-01-05 20:07
#201
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Sweden MrIgnii 
Having msl fucking them off with his toxicity counts as something wrong?
2018-01-05 22:24
#74
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
dafuq
2018-01-05 20:07
#75
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Ukraine EarthAintFlat 
my boy <3
2018-01-05 20:08
#76
fer | 
Brazil GodMac 
Good
2018-01-05 20:08
gratz,deserved (skillwise)
2018-01-05 20:08
#81
TaZ | 
Poland DraggerPL 
As taz said. Still a pusy
2018-01-05 20:09
#132
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Denmark AdvisorEd 
Whats a pusy?
2018-01-05 20:21
#138
TaZ | 
Poland DraggerPL 
2018-01-05 20:23
deserved, k0nfig is a beast
2018-01-05 20:09
One single frag clip? That's all you got? lol
2018-01-05 20:10
first
2018-01-05 20:11
i knew it
2018-01-05 20:11
#93
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Yugoslavia LeFt_SiX 
Should not even be at the top20...
2018-01-05 20:12
Why? He's a god
2018-01-06 10:05
#290
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Yugoslavia LeFt_SiX 
There's other players that made more impact in the game, he haven't won anything, honestly didn't deserve.
2018-01-07 14:05
s1mple will be in top 10 or 5 by just skill itself, he's barely won anything this year to warrant a top 20 even. That's just how it goes. k0nfig is carrying North.
2018-01-07 18:27
Expected, well deserved, wp konfig, more cs, less baning kennyS ex pls
2018-01-05 20:12
#98
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
no f0rest on top 20 lmao
2018-01-05 20:12
expected
2018-01-05 20:13
#99
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Denmark Verix 
expected and deserved
2018-01-05 20:13
konfig ma boi
2018-01-05 20:13
#102
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Russia Breachie 
Overrated lol
2018-01-05 20:13
#105
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Netherlands Deji 
not expected
2018-01-05 20:13
#113
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Portugal raaVz 
how not?? k0nfig 100% in the top 20
2018-01-05 20:14
#127
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Netherlands Deji 
i never saw anyone putting k0nfig in their top 20 list
2018-01-05 20:19
You’re blind tho.
2018-01-05 22:03
Agree
2018-01-05 23:11
#232
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Maldives drvken 
right
2018-01-06 02:37
#108
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Portugal raaVz 
nice
2018-01-05 20:14
#111
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Brazil WWWWWWW 
Xd
2018-01-05 20:14
#112
SpawN | 
Russia Scady^ 
not expected, but he deserved it
2018-01-05 20:14
#114
kennyS | 
Brazil L4bz 
Deserved
2018-01-05 20:15
not expected
2018-01-05 20:15
elige #13 or what?
2018-01-05 20:15
hltv sleeping on elige again this year. easily top 20 player individually.
2018-01-05 20:22
#122
Sweden SkG 
Im sure he would be higher if the team had more results during-17. In my eyes hes one of the very best. Also very amusing to watch. The perfect show man.
2018-01-05 20:18
WTF HLTV HE FUCKING DESERVED MORE, I know north win only shit dh open toronto, but north was on a lot of tier1 events, and in both of them they reach playofs, im my opinion konfig deserved top 10
2018-01-05 20:18
Expected hes an amazing player
2018-01-05 20:18
#125
MSL | 
World Houzzy 
EZ FOR GODFIG
2018-01-05 20:18
#134
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United States Bill_Bait 
Bias bias and bias.
2018-01-05 20:22
#141
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng 
most overrated player of all time
2018-01-05 20:25
Like NiKo
2018-01-06 10:07
#277
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng 
hahahaha
2018-01-06 15:19
14 for gangbang Kennys gf
2018-01-05 20:25
not deserved
2018-01-05 20:25
#146
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Chile nachooww 
good luck kenny...i'll f*ck u up kenny
2018-01-05 20:27
he deserves to be on this list but come on there is no way he was a more important player this year than kjaerbye Hes probably a better player that kjaerbye who had a dip over the summer but hes sucked in the last part of the year and so has his team so idk whats going on here This also basically gurantees elige will not be on this list unless hltv does something dumb
2018-01-05 20:28
#148
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Chile nachooww 
e
2018-01-05 20:28
nice
2018-01-05 20:29
i think remaining players are without order fallen rain fer device dupreeh guardian niko coldzera forrest kennys hobbit simple elige, or any changes guys? xypex for elige or no?
2018-01-05 20:30
are you kidding me? im shocked that hes even in the list
2018-01-05 20:33
#156
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Netherlands duudiGOD 
big joke XDDDDD
2018-01-05 20:35
#157
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Malaysia byaIi 
k0nfig needs new config for 2k18
2018-01-05 20:36
0/10 nice name tho
2018-01-05 23:06
#218
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Malaysia byaIi 
gonna change soon wait if you want it
2018-01-05 23:49
rip f0rest
2018-01-05 20:37
XDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-01-05 20:38
#161
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
WHAT? Expected him in top 10 at least.
2018-01-05 20:40
Nie
2018-01-05 20:40
#163
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Brazil Hozuky 
K0nfig over kjaerbye? Hummm.....
2018-01-05 20:42
deserved better. at least top 10
2018-01-05 20:43
#183
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Brazil Collee 
lol not really, compare his stats to the others so far + he only won one tournament, you won't see anything so impressive the others don't have. Made it to the finals of two more. Anyone from boltz to Kjaerbye could definitely be tied with him, if not above, #14 is already decent enough
2018-01-05 21:07
#166
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
lol, what a joke this years top 20 is
2018-01-05 20:46
Who would be your TOP 20 ?
2018-01-05 23:12
its a joke ?
2018-01-05 20:46
ugly and toxic GG
2018-01-05 20:47
#171
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Denmark Pooplover888 
thought he would be higher, but konfig earned it. Konfig god
2018-01-05 20:49
24/7 shit talking, toxic and bigger ego than talent, not deserved
2018-01-05 20:52
#174
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Poland Marcines 
lmao, he shouldnt be so high there
2018-01-05 20:52
13 felps. You heard it here first
2018-01-05 20:58
#178
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Denmark clutchkongen 
Top 15 will surely ONLY be Danish cs gods, otherwise rigged.
2018-01-05 20:59
#179
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Brazil marcovsk 
Now TACO #13
2018-01-05 20:59
#180
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Sweden Donger89 
No f0rest WaitWhat
2018-01-05 21:01
#181
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Brazil Collee 
deserved
2018-01-05 21:02
hltv.org/forums/threads/1645165/hltv-top.. My rankings were best on hltv before hltv top 20 XD im almost as intelligent as hltv itslef, my top 20 so fucking similar u idiots LULUL, dont know how to make top 20 ,respect hltv.
2018-01-05 21:05
#184
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Moldova xHouk 
Coldzera can be top1?
2018-01-05 21:10
#185
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Norway anMu 
He is beast, trying to carry north by himself since magisk left, totally deserved. Hope to see him shit talk even more because I am tired of other pros act like "we are all friends, we all respect each other so much <33333."
2018-01-05 21:16
Konfig- player from tier 2 team . Won only Montreal (tier 10 event btw) 14 place AdreN - legend . Player from tier 1 team . Winner and best player of both majors . Half season IGL of Gambit. Place 17.... Hltv dying btw
2018-01-05 21:26
+1
2018-01-06 12:07
So felps top 3 confirmed.
2018-01-05 21:30
#190
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Russia SuflexZ 
GODFIG GZ
2018-01-05 21:35
not deserved
2018-01-05 21:38
often creates such moments that causes admiration.
2018-01-05 21:41
#193
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Spain L3gi13 
Nice
2018-01-05 21:48
#194
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Poland ReHowskyy 
Deserved No paszabicepsinho? He had a much better year than snax xD
2018-01-05 21:51
#195
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Spain Rekto_Plasm 
Fucking beast, best lurker atm
2018-01-05 21:57
#236
fer | 
Brazil oJama 
fer is better maybe felps too
2018-01-06 05:10
#289
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Spain Rekto_Plasm 
Fer is a playmaker not a lurer, Felps was the only SK member with negative rating
2018-01-07 13:22
#299
fer | 
Brazil oJama 
fer is a lurker fallen said and felps is a mini fer so...
2018-01-09 20:57
#300
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Spain Rekto_Plasm 
No, fer was either support/entry when he went in pairs with taco while felps was the lurker, nowdays he is the playmaker, who looks for the aggresive pick (most of times on mid) to either make SK push the sites because there wont be effective rotations by the enemy team, or to swap positions with fallen.
2018-01-12 15:39
#196
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Croatia Netkov 
lul
2018-01-05 21:59
Expected
2018-01-05 22:45
konfig is decent player but he is dumbass, he always walks in like lion but walks away like cat. He better delete his twitter dont do interviews and just focus on his game.
2018-01-05 22:48
At least he travels the world and makes more money in a day than your whole family makes in a year. You're a nobody. You're just Slovakian trash.
2018-01-05 22:55
He is asshole just like you, thats probably why you like him and you want to suck him
2018-01-06 00:41
Your mom, sister and girlfriend wants to suck him.
2018-01-06 00:51
#211
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Poland anton1oo 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA OMG! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH this noob on 14th place?
2018-01-05 23:17
Wait where are the VP players higher that konfig?? wtf???
2018-01-06 10:10
Only win north won was when the IMT guys got drunk LOOOOOL
2018-01-05 23:34
#219
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Portugal raaVz 
rofl
2018-01-06 00:12
Prove it...
2018-01-06 00:27
or what
2018-01-06 02:02
im actually hungover right now xd
2018-01-06 11:51
XD
2018-01-06 15:38
rip hltv top 20 :v
2018-01-06 00:15
Deserves higher... He carriedso much on North
2018-01-06 00:22
lmfa0 these rankings are absolutely fucked. k0nfig deserves #8 at the lowest
2018-01-06 01:11
10 at best
2018-01-06 01:39
14 at best
2018-01-06 06:21
not deserved
2018-01-06 01:33
Eh should have been lower on the list imo. Snax should not be on the list at all.. k0nfig is a nutty player but #14th best player of the year? not even close tbh.
2018-01-06 02:14
That was such a shitty hltv 55 second video with 30 seconds of ads, and 20 second of repeat usp 4k
2018-01-06 02:56
2018-01-06 05:04
13 players remaining . 3 frm sk(cold,fallen,fer), 3 frm faze(niko,rain,guardian), device ,simple,5 for rest all :(
2018-01-06 06:22
#244
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North America Catterific 
No cold and fer will not make the top 25. Neither will simple
2018-01-06 08:02
#254
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Denmark SenoriTaB 
u stupid boy
2018-01-06 11:56
#259
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North America Catterific 
Once they get on sk maybe they'll be better. Lg running them dry
2018-01-06 12:35
#262
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Denmark SenoriTaB 
maybe switch to google chrome or firefox....... because ur clearly using internet explorer
2018-01-06 13:24
#263
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North America Catterific 
Opera you jerk
2018-01-06 13:53
#264
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Denmark SenoriTaB 
no
2018-01-06 13:53
#265
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North America Catterific 
You mad. Firefox and chrome super bad. Opera browser is where it's at.
2018-01-06 13:54
#266
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Denmark SenoriTaB 
clearly not when u say that fallens team on lg still........,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, retardoBombardo
2018-01-06 13:55
#267
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North America Catterific 
:) you very bad boy.
2018-01-06 13:55
#268
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Denmark SenoriTaB 
i have 42,51 cm Cock
2018-01-06 13:55
#269
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North America Catterific 
that's gross.
2018-01-06 13:56
#270
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Denmark SenoriTaB 
no in my garden it give the Chiken the Eggs and then we eating the Eggs. The cocks neck is 42,51cm Long idiot
2018-01-06 13:57
#271
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North America Catterific 
That's gross. Poop eggs are yummy doe
2018-01-06 13:57
#272
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Denmark SenoriTaB 
stupido americano/canadiano
2018-01-06 13:58
#273
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North America Catterific 
I haz 6 chickens. You clean eggs dumbo. Why have chickens if you dont enjoy the eggs
2018-01-06 13:59
#281
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Denmark SenoriTaB 
I from almighty Denmark. i eat PØLSE!!!!!!!!
2018-01-06 17:01
#255
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Denmark SenoriTaB 
REmember dupreeh and Xyp9x also ;);)
2018-01-06 11:56
and i thought hltv rankings were sane
2018-01-06 10:00
#252
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Korea DadaDahyun 
lmao k0nfig Maybe Xantares tomorrow no ?
2018-01-06 11:47
1. Solek 2. HUNDEN 3. Blade
2018-01-06 12:15
Ez top 13 for f0rest
2018-01-06 12:34
#261
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Sweden werkaster 
Wow. That was low, I had him much higher. Not his fault his team is terrible. Clearly a top 10, probably a top 5 player. But this list is about more than aim, so I guess it's reasonable because of how bad North is.
2018-01-06 12:42
n1
2018-01-06 14:32
shouldnt even be top 20
2018-01-06 15:00
GZ bro!
2018-01-06 16:07
gr8888
2018-01-06 19:54
#292
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Canada KawaiiKai 
konfig above Adren and Oskar?? Interesting
2018-01-07 22:57
#293
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
k0nfig deserved it. great player
2018-01-08 02:00
konfig better than device? wtf?? north better than astralis team achievement? both answer is no wtf
2018-01-08 20:31
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