Top 20 players of 2017: GuardiaN (9)

LucasAM
January 10th, 2018 20:00

Number nine on our top 20 ranking powered by EGB.com goes to Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, who makes the cut for the fifth time in a row after a year with five EVPs at big events and consistent high numbers with the AWP.

Top 20 players of 2017: Introduction

A proven player in CS:S, Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács made the jump to CS:GO late in 2012 with a Czech-Slovakian roster that played for myDGB.net and 3DMAX. It didn’t take much for GuardiaN to make the jump to international play, though, as that regional lineup was unable to achieve much in the new game.

"The Czech and Slovakian scenes did not have that many good players back then, so I felt like the only way to improve individually was to leave the home scene and join the international scene. That worked out quite well."

After a short stint in the international mix TCM-Gaming with the also teamless Richard "shox" Papillon, GuardiaN joined Virtus.pro with the likes of Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov and Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow in mid-2013, getting top-four finishes at DreamHack Summer 2013, RaidCall EMS Summer 2013 Finals, and StarSeries Season VI Finals.

"I joined Virtus.pro, probably a top 2-3 team that year, which gave me a lot of experience and understanding of how the pro scene and pro CS work. After that I was asked by Overdrive and hooch to join them in one of the StarLadder seasons to play in their mix team, and that helped me to improve much more.

"I was able to play against the best teams and prove myself. After that, Overdrive and hooch invited me to play the first Major BYOC qualifier with them and of course I couldn’t refuse. Unfortunately, we didn’t qualify for the Major."

Despite good results, that Virtus.pro was eventually disbanded as several of its players went to Astana Dragons. That left GuardiaN out in the cold, but after attending the DreamHack Winter 2013 Major qualifier with Alexey "OverDrive" Birukov’s Nostalgie mix which featured the likes of Martin "STYKO" Styk and Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov, GuardiaN was asked to join—with his Nostalgie teammate Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev—the organization he would play for all the way until mid-2017, Natus Vincere.

"When I joined Na`Vi, I knew it would be very hard at the beginning, until I learned the language, at least on a basic level to be able to communicate in the game. It took some months, but I think we did pretty well even without me communicating perfectly. If I remember correctly, it took approximately six months to win the first event with Na`Vi, in Kiev, a StarLadder LAN. Before the flamie for starix swap we had very random results. We could be good or a complete failure.

"After we changed our lineup, we had a pretty good start. Winning EPL felt like a good start. But yet again, we had some issues, which made us to fail at the next Major 2 months after winning EPL. I think losing to fnatic at that Major was one of the worst feelings during my stay in Na`Vi. A year after we picked flamie up, we managed to make it to the finals of the major in Cluj-Napoca, where we unfortunately failed."

With a steady team, GuardiaN was now able to grow as a player, and after putting in decent performances, which garnered him an 11th place in the Top 20 players of 2014, it was in 2015 when GuardiaN really unleashed the beast. His +222 opening kills speak of the style he abused, as an aggressive AWPer, in a year in which he had his highest Top 20 rank to date, #2.

GuardiaN with Na`Vi at ESL One Cologne 2015

In 2016, GuardiaN was able to still make the top 20, #17 concretely, despite a rough year which saw him sustain a hand injury that hampered his play. That year, GuardiaN won DreamHack Leipzig, Counter Pit Season 2 and also ESL One New York.

"We knew we were close to winning a Major with that lineup, and making the second finals in a row just proved that we were strong enough to win a Major, but, yet again, we failed. Most likely because of me, but that is something nobody can change. That moment, the MLG Major, was the beginning of the downfall for this lineup, from there we were struggling to play good again as a team, it felt like something died inside the team and the lineup change last year just proved that point."

GuardiaN kicked 2017 off playing the ELEAGUE Major with Natus Vincere, where the CIS team got a 5-8th place, falling in the quarter-finals against the eventual winners of the tournament, Astralis. The Slovakian player had only his team's fourth-highest rating (1.07), but he still put in respectable numbers in terms of DPR (0.63), Impact (1.07) and KAST (74.1%) - all of them at least 5% above the team's average.

Following the Major, Guardian went on to play at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas and IEM Katowice, where Natus Vincere went out 5-8th and 5-6th respectively. There, the Slovakian AWPer had discrete 1.06 and 1.04 ratings respectively, in what proved to be a slow start to the year for his team.

The StarSeries Season 3 Finals was GuardiaN’s first good big tournament of the year. In Kiev, GuardiaN was the second best rated player on the team with a 1.23 rating, and earned his first EVP of the season in his team’s quarter-final run, which came to an end following their encounter with Astralis.

GuardiaN earned an EVP at StarSeries Season 3

DreamHack Tours, a medium tournament, was once again cut short for Natus Vincere as they went out in 5-6th place after losing to Misfits. There, GuardiaN had what was by far his worst event of the year, with a 0.80 rating, and his only event of the year with a negative KDR. Following it was another one of his not so strong events, albeit this time with a more respectable 0.97 rating—the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals, where his team went out in groups.

After his small "slump", GuardiaN was the best rated player in his team at at ESL One Cologne, where he had one of his highest ratings of the year (1.24). In Germany, Natus Vincere made it to the  semi-finals for the last time before the roster changes. Guardian played his last tournament with Natus Vincere at the PGL Major in Krakow, where his team went out in 12-14th place after a single win against FlipSid3 and three losses to G2, Immortals, and fnatic, with the Slovakian averaging a 1.03 rating.

"I think my downfall started with the downfall of the old Na`Vi lineup and it continued during 2017, too. We got to the point where we questioned ourselves, if we want to stay like that or not. I think we did not have very good chemistry in the end, and we did not get along well anymore, it felt like there was always someone to blame. I think we got bored of each other and everyone needed a change to make it work. I joined FaZe to try a different “journey” in an international team and it gave me joy to play the game again and to have fun playing. That is the only thing that helped me to get back on track.

"I got the offer to join FaZe during the player break after the Major. Obviously, it was a hard decision whether to join the team or not, because I did not know what to expect from a new team, with new players, and I felt it was a very risky move. But, on the other hand, I knew that change was a must, and that was probably the deciding factor.

"Adjusting was quick and easy, that’s how I would call it. I joined a very talented, skillful, and experienced team, where everyone understands the game, and I had more freedom as a sniper, and I could be more aggressive than I had been in the past. Everyone has their role set, so it is really easy to play in this team."

GuardiaN’s first event with FaZe, DreamHack Masters Malmö, was a fiasco, as the new team had not yet had time to mesh after the transfers and went out in 9-12th place. The silver lining for GuardiaN, at least, was that he started his journey with a 1.18 rating.

"Of course when you go to an event you want to win. But we were a new team and we did not have time to practice much because the deal between fnatic and FaZe involving olofmeister took some extra time, So we were not setting high goals for the event. When we lost to Gambit we just went back to the hotel, had a team talk and we watched our games right after we lost them. That gave us a lot of experience and we knew what we needed to work on and the hard work paid off the next two events."

Things could not have changed more drastically, however, as FaZe travelled to New York after going out in the group stages in Sweden and put up a performance for the ages. At the Barclays Arena, GuardiaN ended the event with a 1.32 rating and got his second EVP of the season in one of the most dominating shows from a team in CS:GO history, winning every single map all the way to the title and giving up no more than six rounds in all maps but one.

"ESL New York was probably my most memorable tournament of the year. I became the only player to win the ESL New York two times in a row with two different teams.

"I think we started to communicate much better. When olofmeister and I joined, the communication was not really good. We were not used to it because we both joined from teams that spoke different languages. That was one of the main problems, which we were working hard on. Then we added some team tactics and started to play much better, we started to understand each other, both in game and outside of the game."

GuardiaN with his second ESL One New York trophy

After New York, FaZe travelled to Atlanta to play the ELEAGUE Premier Finals, and, keeping up a high level of play, the international team was able to win its second tournament in a row, with GuardiaN was picking up his second consecutive EVP. At EPICENTER, FaZe surprisingly failed to impress, going out in 5-6th place following defeats to SK and Virtus.pro. In St. Petersburg, GuardiaN was able to get a 1.25 rating, the highest of the team.

Traveling back to the United States for the 2017 edition of IEM Oakland, FaZe once again made it to a grand final, although it was NiP who eventually came out on top and took the trophy. At the Oracle Arena, home of the Golden State Warriors, GuardiaN had another EVP performance, ending the tournament with a 1.15 rating - only the team's third best, though.

At BLAST Pro Series, FaZe took third place, behind SK and Astralis, in what would be their last tournament of the year without reaching the final. There, GuardiaN was ranked fourth in his team (1.08 rating, 6% below the team's average, and a 0.93 Impact, even though he had the highest KAST of his squad, 75.9%), just like at the ESL Pro League, where FaZe made it all the way to the last match, but finally fell in the final to an incredibly strong SK—by this point their archnemesis. In Odense, GuardiaN put in a 1.12 rating, just 2% below the team's average.

With SK nowhere to be seen at the ECS Season 4 Finals, in Cancun, FaZe were finally able to get back to winning ways, even though they still had to work hard to beat mousesports in the final. In the Mexican tournament, GuardiaN had a discrete showing (1.04 rating and 69.6 ADR) before heading to the Christmas break.

"To be honest, I did not expect to be in the top 20 this year. I had no idea that I had actually played well in 2017. After the first six months, I felt like this was the worst year in my career, that I did not perform well or showed anything, so I was very, very surprised, when I got to know that I had been chosen as the 9th best player of 2017. The only secret behind consistency [year after year] is to not give up and to always believe that you still have it inside you, that you can be the player you were before. Everyone has bad times in their life or career, but the good things can come come back if you still try hard and do not give up."

GuardiaN closed the year out with a win at the ECS Finals, in Cancun

As far as goals for the future go, GuardiaN has the following:

"For me individually it’s about becoming the best player in the world, retiring with only #2 in my career is not enough [laughs]. As a team, I am pretty sure every one of us wants to win more titles than SK did in 2017, beat them every time we meet them, and be the best team in the world the whole year."

Why is GuardiaN the 9th best player of 2017?

GuardiaN stood out throughout the year as one of the best AWPers in the game, or perhaps even the best, when taking his 0.44 AWP kills per round (#1) and the consistency with which he put these numbers up (0.40+ at 11 of his 16 events) into consideration.

Another area in which GuardiaN stood out was the number of EVP performances he displayed, five—all at big events. Two of those came from his Natus Vincere days, at SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 and ESL One Cologne, and three with FaZe, at ESL One New York, ELEAGUE Premier, and IEM Oakland.

GuardiaN was awarded an EVP at ELEAGUE Premier

There are two other statistics GuardiaN excelled at, which concern opening and closing rounds. He was one of the best clutchers of the year, with 41 1vsX situations won (10th highest in 2017), and was one of the most successful players at getting opening kills, with 56.8% of opening duels won.

What set GuardiaN apart from some of the players he is ahead of in the list are his performances at big events, where he has a 1.14 playoff rating—the sixth highest overall at events of this stature. What keeps him from placing better, however, are some of his poor performances during the Na`Vi days and his lower impact within FaZe, where everyone shines brightly.

Bold prediction

When enquired about who he thinks is an up-and-coming talent who could make this ranking next year, GuardiaN tipped compatriot David "frozen" Čerňanský, currently playing for eXtatus, to be a big hit, although 2018 may come too soon for the 15-year-old, who is still too young to play certain leagues and tournaments.

Slovakia David "frozen" Čerňanský

"He will probably not make it to the Top 20 players of 2018 due to his age, but I am pretty sure once he turns 16 he will get plenty of offers to join a pro team and that will help him grow individually even more. Now he is limited, but in the future I am sure we will see good things from him."

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.

Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1213
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1270
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1424
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1304
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Russia Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.65
Maps played:
95
KPR:
0.44
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1197
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
442
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Russia Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
844
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#3
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget 
lol wtf :DDDD
2018-01-10 20:00
ARE U FAK KIDDING ME HLTV? SHITTY YEAR FOR GUARDIAN top9?????
2018-01-10 20:11
#212
KRIMZ | 
Germany KRY2k 
Agreed, FaZe 2nd best team of 2017 but GuardiaN < dupreeh 1000000%
2018-01-10 20:27
Yeah I feel like he deserves a top 20 spot but Dupreeh should have been above him easily.
2018-01-10 20:41
+1
2018-01-10 20:51
Throughout the report they put Guardian without a capital N, which is forcing the link when you click on it to take you to a team from Norway called Guardian, and not the player xD
2018-01-11 10:48
Lol
2018-01-11 18:58
IMO Guardian > Dupreeh
2018-01-10 21:00
In my opinion GuardiaN has been worse than Dupreeh if we count the whole year but yeah, GuardiaN has not been bad but Dupreeh's impact has been huge 2017, higher than ever so I feel like he earns the 9th spot over GuardiaN ;)
2018-01-10 22:17
#436
 | 
Brazil ToTheStarsEZ 
Dupreeh has been a choker in finals. He was almost always shitting the bed, especially against Faze.
2018-01-11 07:12
+7
2018-01-10 23:24
Agreed. Guardian played only for FaZe in 2017 and Astralis never had top2 in 2017. So HLTV Ranking must be: 1-Cold 2-Fer 3-Fallen 4-Boltz 5-Taco 6- Niko 7- Olof 8-Rain 9- GUARDIAN 10-Karrigan (In your logic)
2018-01-10 21:03
#281
 | 
Latvia FENICH 
Wtf xDD nice b8 m8
2018-01-10 21:09
true, 6 - kNgV 7-fnx 8-hen1 9-lucas they made major finals this year, guardian barely made it out of major group stages not hard to see who's better imo
2018-01-10 21:40
#349
 | 
Argentina NoRiskNoGain 
fnx? LUL
2018-01-10 22:28
#456
 | 
Argentina [Darkaren] 
bruh, u're missin steel.
2018-01-11 09:23
true, and bit1
2018-01-11 13:57
#361
 | 
Brazil Skrol 
Karrigan? Really? HAHAHAHAHAHA
2018-01-10 22:44
You know how to read english? at least try before you make any comment.
2018-01-10 23:42
#393
 | 
Czech Republic eXtatus 
Coolest monkey in the jungle
2018-01-11 00:36
#405
 | 
Kazakhstan kumyS 
what a nice grammar
2018-01-11 02:38
#520
 | 
Brazil Skrol 
what a nice grammar ²
2018-01-12 00:38
Astralis not top 2 entire 2017? Guess we just ignore their 1st place they had for about 5 first months
2018-01-11 01:50
Sarcasm idiot. Read from the beggining.
2018-01-11 11:55
#483
 | 
Brazil gddz 
4-boltz ? Shutup
2018-01-11 12:06
#524
 | 
Poland zJe 
u are pure idiot oh wait u are from brazilia of course.
2018-01-12 18:40
I think it has more to do with how Dupreeh doesn't have many stand-out statistics in comparison to Guardian. Dupreeh is a solid player overall but doesn't have any huge outliers in his stats.
2018-01-10 21:23
Shitty year ?:D Only 1 event with 0.97 Overall rating at 250k+ events 1.14
2018-01-10 20:36
Lol. 2.0 rating sucks. Look ADR
2018-01-10 22:23
You cant look at ADR on awpers, they always have low ADR compared to riflers, either they kill their target, or they dont and do 0 damage.
2018-01-11 01:47
#479
 | 
Slovakia Denysis 
+1
2018-01-11 11:40
2.0 rating lul
2018-01-11 00:06
Fallen is higher, chill my canarinho friend
2018-01-10 21:58
+1
2018-01-10 23:12
are you fucking idiot? it's based on his performance you cunt.
2018-01-11 06:01
#495
 | 
Brazil marcosnogram 
Stats doesnt mean anything. Im waiting to see Fer rank, definetly top 3 player of 2017. But i dont know if the stats will help him.
2018-01-11 13:30
#151
 | 
Slovakia atlas1337 
what?
2018-01-10 20:12
expected
2018-01-10 20:18
#210
 | 
Czech Republic Prdola15 
+1
2018-01-10 20:27
prokda
2018-01-10 22:08
#333
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget 
im not prokda wtf
2018-01-10 22:12
2018-01-10 22:39
#367
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget 
why is the thread locked
2018-01-10 22:54
No idea
2018-01-11 07:41
#4
 | 
Bulgaria Pixeland 
GuardiaNGOD
2018-01-10 20:01
#180
 | 
Denmark Twikzera 
Its a joke
2018-01-10 20:18
#187
 | 
Bulgaria Pixeland 
what is a joke
2018-01-10 20:19
#267
 | 
Romania Nigger1234 
This
2018-01-10 20:54
#279
 | 
Bulgaria Pixeland 
there is no joke
2018-01-10 21:04
#289
 | 
Denmark Twikzera 
Guardian top 20 is a joke.
2018-01-10 21:15
You are a joke
2018-01-10 22:14
i am a joke
2018-01-10 22:19
We are jokes
2018-01-10 23:12
#450
ELMO | 
Sweden herb 
yes I am pretty sure this is a joke
2018-01-11 09:00
unlucky
2018-01-10 20:01
wth no xantares? must be bait
2018-01-10 20:00
#126
 | 
Brazil TheElementt 
Hahahahhaha you must be joking
2018-01-10 20:08
#249
KRIMZ | 
Germany KRY2k 
hahahahahaha good one :D
2018-01-10 20:43
ROFL
2018-01-10 23:02
#186
 | 
Turkey dogboi2001 
+1 just cuz hes from turkish no top20 look his stats...gj hltv
2018-01-10 20:19
Which big event has Space Soldiers excelled at in 2017? There is your answer.
2018-01-10 20:29
#216
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
he plays shit teams look at any tier 2 team one player has sick stats
2018-01-10 20:30
#8
??? | 
Kazakhstan sundby 
unexpected
2018-01-10 20:01
#10
 | 
Faroe Islands LIVING_MEME 
woowowow
2018-01-10 20:00
#11
 | 
Germany Tunio 
deserved
2018-01-10 20:00
#14
 | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Nice
2018-01-10 20:00
Expected.
2018-01-10 20:00
#16
 | 
United Kingdom levymonsta 
noice
2018-01-10 20:00
#21
 | 
Brazil Detr0IT 
LMAO
2018-01-10 20:00
#22
 | 
Slovakia andrejkok 
nice
2018-01-10 20:01
perfectly understandable, have a great day
2018-01-10 20:00
#24
 | 
Denmark CoolAndTheGag 
how
2018-01-10 20:00
I think its just a prank
2018-01-10 22:56
#25
 | 
Brazil cuervo 
:O
2018-01-10 20:00
#26
 | 
United States ItsImpact 
Ez
2018-01-10 20:00
#27
 | 
Brazil _Awper 
Felps deserved way more than him, also dupreh and xyp9x!
2018-01-10 20:02
#198
 | 
United States SladesterG 
Felps HAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHahahhHHahhHahhhahHHahhah Have a nice day SK Fangay Next thing you know you will say SK's manager Dead deserves to be on the top 20 kys
2018-01-10 20:22
+1 Mediocre player
2018-01-10 20:32
Felps doesn´t deserve it more, but this year was individually very bad for Guardian..
2018-01-10 20:35
#241
 | 
Germany sunnyrain 
7th best rated player (with 1.14) at big events in 2017 is very bad these days? ok ...
2018-01-10 20:41
He used to play better
2018-01-10 20:42
#248
 | 
Germany sunnyrain 
yeah no doubt
2018-01-10 20:43
#286
 | 
United States SladesterG 
Have you every heard of the months July August September October November and December because if you have then you understand why guardian was in the top 20 and the other 7 months he was alright and still competing while felps has done nothing since he was KICKED from sk
2018-01-10 21:13
#476
 | 
Brazil _Awper 
Won 5 tournaments with SK = Did nothing? 7 months playing well > 5 months playing well Also, Felps was not "kicked"...he was homesick for his family and girlfriend... but you are too ignorant to understand this.
2018-01-11 10:53
#492
 | 
United States SladesterG 
It's ok that u don't understand English because you are from Brazil however if you did understand English you would have seen that I said felps has done nothing since he was kicked from sk that means he has done nothing for five months and also felps wasn't on so for 7 months he didn't join until after the Eleague major So /close Sorry favela
2018-01-11 13:12
#363
 | 
United States SladesterG 
Did no one watch C's the last five months of 2017
2018-01-10 22:49
#496
 | 
Brazil marcosnogram 
But still won more t1 titles than all the old optic lineup together.
2018-01-11 13:34
#497
 | 
United States SladesterG 
Wtf are you even talking about lul
2018-01-11 13:37
#283
 | 
Israel ranco101 
+1
2018-01-10 21:10
#28
 | 
Denmark MikeKerr 
Deserved
2018-01-10 20:00
#30
 | 
Czech Republic popoa 
ez
2018-01-10 20:00
#32
cyx | 
United States mitt@ 
wow
2018-01-10 20:00
Told ya.
2018-01-10 20:00
xd
2018-01-10 20:00
deserved lower
2018-01-10 20:00
#39
 | 
Brazil Collee 
OMEGALUL
2018-01-10 20:00
nice!
2018-01-10 20:00
#42
smooya | 
United Kingdom Jim3110 
yoo
2018-01-10 20:00
#43
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
god!
2018-01-10 20:00
#45
 | 
Denmark F1skereN 
Exspected
2018-01-10 20:00
over rated
2018-01-10 20:00
#47
Xyp9x | 
Ukraine Bananagl 
GUARDIAN lulululu
2018-01-10 20:00
#48
 | 
Kuwait EU_OMEGALUL 
oh no
2018-01-10 20:00
#50
 | 
Germany cartii 
loooooooool hows he better than oskar hahah
2018-01-10 20:00
#101
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
How is he better then almost everyone
2018-01-10 20:03
When it comes to hitting shots he sure is
2018-01-10 20:08
#138
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
He is an awper
2018-01-10 20:10
so ?
2018-01-10 20:17
cry is free guardian > oskar hltv confirmed
2018-01-10 20:21
#199
 | 
Germany cartii 
plastic faze fan since 2k17 LUL
2018-01-10 20:22
Yeah because im fan of guardian, obviously. Stay mad tho, even tho i dont know why you are mad since it was pretty much expected that guardian would have better ranking than some "oskar".
2018-01-10 20:22
#253
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
Guardian rating: 1.09 Oskar rating: 1.16 Nt mr got carried by niko and rain
2018-01-10 20:46
#291
 | 
Canada Number1F1fan 
You're just mad cause Oskar bad
2018-01-10 21:17
#293
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
Why should I care about Top 20 hltv?
2018-01-10 21:18
#523
 | 
Canada Number1F1fan 
Clearly you do because you mad a fuss about it
2018-01-12 16:43
Yes, but oskar played tournaments against t3 or more teams. So you can just look at the fking rating. Think a little bit with you head!
2018-01-10 22:34
#366
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
Flag checks out
2018-01-10 22:53
It doesnt matter on the flag. It matters on the truth.
2018-01-10 22:57
#378
 | 
Netherlands EJVN 
yeah, because your team symbol and name don't check out, right?
2018-01-10 23:11
s1mple > Guardian lul
2018-01-10 20:00
#201
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Maybe in overall skill, but not in awping. nt 0/8 bait
2018-01-10 20:22
S1mple excels at everything. Have you seen s1mple's flicks? Nt.
2018-01-10 20:36
is it me or is s1mple a bit of a boring player...
2018-01-11 09:05
#501
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
flicks = best awper? nt, and have you seen GuardiaN’s flicks? Probably no lol And can you like logically tell me that why does s1mple lose most of his awp fights vs. other awpers? 0/8
2018-01-11 14:26
#507
 | 
Germany turbo_rolg 
Just check his ratings as an awper he made the last few events he was also the only reason NaVi was still relevant in 2k17 s1mple is actually #1 awper...
2018-01-11 16:44
+1.
2018-01-11 18:07
#516
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
that bait just got me laughing so hard L M A O s1mple was the only reason navi was relevant in 2k17? when guardian left they were so bad, when zeus joined they were still bad and now with electronic they are still not as good as they were before guardian stepping down, or like the old navi rofl, at atlanta they were quarter-finalists, guardian was insane with the awp at the march-june times, s1mple was always good, but not a better awper than guardian, get your facts right ty 0/8
2018-01-11 19:56
#517
 | 
Germany turbo_rolg 
guardian was sucking dick in the last few months he spent in navi and yeah navi was bad but s1mple still deilivered nearly every game which is even harder when ur team sucks so u just rekted ur self lttle fanboy
2018-01-11 20:00
#522
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
lul I could post you like 30 highlights from the last few months lmao, he was better than at the start of 2k17 LUL, btw nice s1mple stats as an awper LUL : hltv.org/matches/2313975/natus-vincere-v.. hltv.org/stats/matches/mapstatsid/58223/.. hltv.org/stats/matches/mapstatsid/56871/.. hltv.org/stats/matches/mapstatsid/56866/.. s1mple is really good, but he is nowhere near the level of guardian’s or other awper’s skill ceiling with the awp cloud 9 fan talking about my fav. player OMEGALUL 0/8 nt
2018-01-12 15:24
Simple is overpeeking and playing very aggresive for highlights. Guardian is not one of the smartest players in this game but as awper he is better than Simple
2018-01-10 20:55
To be fair, Guardian basically single handedly made volvo change the way jump-throws work because of the smokes he would throw to B site from outside a-Halls on Mirage. He is crazy smart at cs:go, just very aggressive which sometimes looks dumb when you get caught. Also the wall bangs, good lord the timing based wall bangs
2018-01-10 22:58
yeah but i dont like when someone is super aggressive, i like smart players that dont fight when they cannot win or its just too risky. Ive seen many times that someone thew molotov or smoke before guardian and he just push thru it and expect enemy pro players to think like dumbasses and let him kill everyone but in reality he is punished for it 90% times.
2018-01-11 01:14
#362
 | 
Slovakia ten chester 
Last 2 months in this year. Yeah
2018-01-10 22:47
last 5 months* and still more achievements
2018-01-11 09:33
#53
 | 
Sri Lanka ezfaze 
GODIAN
2018-01-10 20:00
Lets go
2018-01-10 20:00
carried xdd
2018-01-10 20:01
#57
 | 
Portugal CS|CRMN1 
Way too far-fetched.
2018-01-10 20:01
#58
 | 
Turkey lulpump1 
expected
2018-01-10 20:01
#59
 | 
Russia d1vu 
Lel
2018-01-10 20:01
#60
 | 
Portugal RKO23 
congratz , most humble guy in cs:go history.
2018-01-10 20:01
#135
 | 
Portugal CS|CRMN1 
Felps is. It's known that Guardian was a snake back in Na Vi days and secretly voted to kick Zeus on his back. But honestly he's not a bad guy. Only one act doesn't define your character.
2018-01-10 20:09
I think all of navi are snakes even zeus did same shit to gambit
2018-01-10 20:25
After winning major gambit wanted to kick their couch and that’s why he left gambit
2018-01-10 20:34
Coach not couch, kicking couch would be dumb and it would hurt
2018-01-10 20:50
Fuck, I just chose fist option showed by autocorrect, thanks!
2018-01-10 21:35
No problem
2018-01-11 05:26
why would they kick a couch? They are comfortable as fuck.
2018-01-10 20:52
#403
 | 
Portugal CS|CRMN1 
Well Zeus' story is different. He didn't do anything behind his team mates backs, rather, he simply promised his coach he'd be sticking with him, and the roster knew that if they kicked the coach he would go with him, so basically it seems like Gambit took the final word. There's nothing wrong with it, just sort of sad to see Gambit and Zeus part ways after winning a major.
2018-01-11 02:09
#284
 | 
Portugal RKO23 
opinions. as far as i know , felps talked bad about fox .
2018-01-10 21:10
Who doesn’t
2018-01-10 21:36
+1
2018-01-10 23:41
#402
 | 
Portugal CS|CRMN1 
Well yeah, everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but I've never heard about the felps - fox thing. Where did you read/hear about it? I'm intrigued now x.x
2018-01-11 02:07
#417
 | 
Portugal RKO23 
a friend of mine told me ... i didn't asked for source , but i trust on his word xd
2018-01-11 05:00
#493
 | 
Portugal CS|CRMN1 
I doubt it haha. Probably just a huge fox fan (common in Portugal) that maybe was salty because Felps was gonna take Fox's spot. I can't imagine a world where felps shittalks fox and those things normally go viral but I've never heard or read anything about it x)
2018-01-11 13:12
#505
 | 
Portugal RKO23 
that's what i thought as well...
2018-01-11 14:56
#61
 | 
Europe KrepaN 
I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!!!
2018-01-10 20:01
Deserved
2018-01-10 20:01
#63
 | 
Sweden naturen 
ez
2018-01-10 20:01
#64
 | 
United States VerySmartGuy 
expected
2018-01-10 20:01
#66
shox | 
France SaDGiTe 
gg
2018-01-10 20:01
#67
awwe | 
Netherlands stejesus 
sick!
2018-01-10 20:01
#68
zews | 
Poland chckrz 
GUARDIAN OVER HOBBIT GG XD
2018-01-10 20:01
#69
 | 
Ukraine extezy10 
Gj Ladik
2018-01-10 20:01
#70
 | 
Bulgaria BlindBG11 
rip
2018-01-10 20:01
#71
 | 
Netherlands chris_de_jong 
c00l
2018-01-10 20:01
#72
 | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
EZ
2018-01-10 20:01
#73
 | 
Macedonia AstralisGoat 
hahahaha no very undeserved shouldn't even be top 50.
2018-01-10 20:01
#74
 | 
United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
kek
2018-01-10 20:01
If s1mple in top 5 i will kill my self while playing roblox strike: roblox offensive
2018-01-10 20:01
#133
NiKo | 
Montenegro G1EX 
+1
2018-01-10 20:09
#159
 | 
Malaysia byaIi 
kkkkkkk
2018-01-10 20:13
its counter blox: roblox offensive get it right nub
2018-01-10 20:56
Niko no1
2018-01-10 20:01
#512
TACO | 
Brazil nslima 
You can dream, boy
2018-01-11 17:17
nice one, I think he fits well at number 9
2018-01-10 20:01
Guardian is a very big player! Have a very big day! -VeryBigGuy
2018-01-10 20:01
#237
TACO | 
Brazil teuS11 
suk stop this shit
2018-01-10 20:39
What do you mean? XD Have a very big day! -VeryBigGuy
2018-01-11 06:16
#81
 | 
Australia Fut1lez 
LOL
2018-01-10 20:01
#81
 | 
Australia Fut1lez 
LOL
2018-01-10 20:01
#81
 | 
Australia Fut1lez 
LOL
2018-01-10 20:01
#85
NBK- | 
Denmark Vallerios 
Expected
2018-01-10 20:01
Not deserved at all.. This ranking is so shit
2018-01-10 20:01
#93
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Flusha should be top 20 and also f0rest
2018-01-10 20:02
Not really.. Bad year for both although they are cs greats
2018-01-10 20:02
Bad year for f0rest? His been carrying the shit out of nip at start of the year
2018-01-11 10:51
so for you, considering a player that is arguably the best ever in cs and a player who dominated csgo for a good time, having a year where you really don't win anything too relevant and your team has been average for years its a good year
2018-01-11 14:42
#87
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
5 times in a row top 20. Only KennyS too. Guardian GOAT?
2018-01-10 20:01
#121
 | 
Russia Nikosimus 
Check f0rest and GTR, made all top20 from the beginning of it except for this one (but we have oskar and boltz, wooow)
2018-01-10 20:06
#129
 | 
Other StraightEdge 
so does flusha & shox
2018-01-10 20:08
#188
 | 
Russia Nikosimus 
2018-01-10 20:19
#196
 | 
Other StraightEdge 
in csgo. .6 is another game
2018-01-10 20:21
#218
 | 
Russia Nikosimus 
I said from the beginning of top20 Didnt mention the game
2018-01-10 20:31
#161
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Yes but i mean top 20 from csgo only and we have only 2 players who were all top 20. Guardian and Kenny
2018-01-10 20:13
#164
 | 
Malaysia byaIi 
pretty sad for sweden legends
2018-01-10 20:13
#88
 | 
Poland kvvach 
My boy back on top
2018-01-10 20:02
#89
 | 
Poland trancemeister 
Ladik always monster :-)))))))
2018-01-10 20:02
#90
EAZY | 
Czech Republic baylife 
Oskar >> Guardian Dawg fuk dis bullshit ass ranking
2018-01-10 20:02
#98
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
GuardiaN 4 trophies Oskar 1 Also Xantares is better than some players and he is not hier.
2018-01-10 20:03
#158
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
Oskar 1 throphie + mvp Elige nothing Ranking: elige > oskar
2018-01-10 20:12
sees flag checks out
2018-01-10 20:03
Oskar < Godian
2018-01-11 05:05
#422
EAZY | 
Czech Republic baylife 
0/8
2018-01-11 05:09
Awesome Go Godian!
2018-01-10 20:02
Undeserved. Had a good 4 months, what else? Fucking ridiculous to be honest...
2018-01-10 20:02
+1 guardian > dupreeh? nice fucking joke
2018-01-10 20:07
+1 should be below 14
2018-01-10 20:12
He fucked navi. Gets 9th. Lmfao. Should have been 17th
2018-01-11 14:03
FAZE MONEY BOUGHT SPOT
2018-01-10 20:02
LUL
2018-01-10 20:48
#96
 | 
Slovakia Denysis 
Maybe too high, but deserved top 20. Congratulation.
2018-01-10 20:02
What a joke
2018-01-10 20:04
Hippity hoppity guardian gonna be #5 next year
2018-01-10 20:04
#108
 | 
Europe dactylex 
oskar was better than guardian omg look at oskar's stats and then look at guardian's...
2018-01-10 20:04
#125
 | 
Other StraightEdge 
did oskar had 5 evps or won 3 big events this year.also guardian has a +315 k/d. guardian >> oskar
2018-01-10 20:07
#166
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
Its TOP 20 PLAYERS not which player got carried by niko and rain and hsd the most team achievements
2018-01-10 20:14
#194
 | 
Other StraightEdge 
in thats the case karrigan & taco should have been on top 20.but they are not. guardian had 5 evps + most awp kills/round + 315 k/d also and 56.8% opening duals won. so is definitly not "carried".
2018-01-10 20:21
#225
 | 
Europe dactylex 
see you in 2018. guardian is going to have 0 evps
2018-01-10 20:33
#292
 | 
Other StraightEdge 
he may even have some mvps.he even got 2 mvps when he was on navi. then just in 4 months in faze,hr got another 3. he will may only get more next year.
2018-01-10 21:17
#137
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
lUl
2018-01-10 20:10
#109
 | 
Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Expected.
2018-01-10 20:04
#290
 | 
Andorra |Borowcy 
+1
2018-01-10 21:16
#110
 | 
Belgium motiky_waty 
olof 19 dupreeh 10 oskar 16 and GuardiaN 9 ??? wtf
2018-01-10 20:04
#111
yxo | 
Ukraine v0L0d9 
BTW 0.44 awp kills per round. Best awper?
2018-01-10 20:05
Still better than s1mple. :)
2018-01-10 20:14
#171
yxo | 
Ukraine v0L0d9 
oh. But not in this top. :)
2018-01-10 20:15
#168
 | 
Slovakia escapeiztop 
Considering there is #1 next to that number ^^ he probably has most awp kills per round? Also, you cannot expect him to have awp on eco, force or first buy rounds so he cant frag ... :D
2018-01-10 20:14
#174
yxo | 
Ukraine v0L0d9 
Yes, sure. But some players are best based on stats. ^^
2018-01-10 20:16
#112
fer | 
Brazil GodMac 
Ok
2018-01-10 20:05
#113
 | 
Russia Nikosimus 
Now we can finally say RIP f0rest I was believing till 10.01.18,21:59:59 Thanks HLTV for putting oskar and boltz on 16 and 18 instead of putting f0rest somewhere, makes sense
2018-01-10 20:05
#122
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
-olof +f0rest
2018-01-10 20:07
#124
 | 
Russia Nikosimus 
More like -oskar-boltz+f0rest+Tim/Stew
2018-01-10 20:07
#152
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Oskar deserved.
2018-01-10 20:12
#172
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
Oskar everywhere 5-8 best at noteable stats
2018-01-10 20:15
#230
God | 
Russia STDGod 
Boltz is amazing.
2018-01-10 20:34
is it me or is olofmeister a bit of a boring player like u see it at the end of the game "oh wow olof has 32 kills" but u can never remember them. can u remember a single olof kill ? but try guardian...u can see the flick i remember a guardian flick.
2018-01-10 20:05
Thoorin comment style
2018-01-10 20:08
Bad comment. No sense. Olof is love.
2018-01-10 20:13
tru he's so good u never notice it
2018-01-10 20:57
tru your comment is so good u never notice it
2018-01-10 22:30
tru your reply is so good u never notice it
2018-01-11 02:10
tru your comeback is so good u never notice it
2018-01-11 06:49
GuardiaN > dupreeh ok them
2018-01-10 20:05
#116
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
He had better stats than I remembered this year, didn't think he'd make it this far into the top 20 but here we are I guess, congrats to GuardiaN
2018-01-10 20:06
Undeserved. He played like shit 2/3 of the year.
2018-01-10 20:06
#119
 | 
Romania Vladootzz 
at the part when they said Virtus.Pro disbanded, Virtus pro had the lineup with portuguese fox, but its this guy fox hltv.org/stats/players/matches/737/Fox lmfao HLTV.. pls fix
2018-01-10 20:07
:D
2018-01-10 20:06
it's joke? how he is higher than oskar LOL
2018-01-10 20:08
#176
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
Russian nip fan incoming as always: Why is there no f0rest or getright but oskar
2018-01-10 20:17
#130
buster | 
China batil 
EOS
2018-01-10 20:08
guardian above elige? fking joke ranking
2018-01-10 20:08
ELIGE in this list is a bigger joke.
2018-01-10 20:12
#246
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
Look at his name and flag.
2018-01-10 20:42
Still Coldzera fallen fer rain niko device kennyS and who's the last player to be in the top 8?
2018-01-10 20:09
#142
 | 
Brazil RIJK 
Kenny will be the next!
2018-01-10 20:10
Kennys will be #7 Maybe f0rest and even s1mple will be #8 or totally someone else but kennys has to be top7 above those guys
2018-01-10 20:32
#247
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
F0rest lmao
2018-01-10 20:42
#351
 | 
Brazil RIJK 
f0rest is impossible
2018-01-10 22:28
Thats why i said f0rest or simple
2018-01-10 23:30
s1mple
2018-01-10 20:10
#136
 | 
Brazil RIJK 
Hltv is baiting us
2018-01-10 20:09
Boosted awper... undeserved shit rating no impact in most big events... carried by NIKO/Rain unreal, Hltv admins fans of this fatzo
2018-01-10 20:10
#301
ropz | 
Slovakia ryderawr 
lol
2018-01-10 21:30
This noob over xyp9x?
2018-01-10 20:10
#141
 | 
Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Wha....what? Oskar > Guardian
2018-01-10 20:10
undeserved
2018-01-10 20:10
#144
 | 
Brazil spaark1 
wtf
2018-01-10 20:10
ez GODIAN
2018-01-10 20:11
Diserves
2018-01-10 20:11
didn't even expect him in top 20 lol
2018-01-10 20:11
#464
 | 
Sweden Traitorz0r 
+11111111
2018-01-11 09:40
#153
 | 
Malta fistAA 
expected
2018-01-10 20:12
#157
s1mple | 
Europe RRRo 
HLTV = Dogshits and Baiters
2018-01-10 20:12
#160
 | 
Russia suicidewave 
Deserved. Should be 8 tho... S1mple #9
2018-01-10 20:13
#163
kennyS | 
Estonia BlameS 
guardian was bad for an entire year and somehow he is 9th? OMEGALUL, KennyS should be #1 according to this system.
2018-01-10 20:13
#183
 | 
Ukraine ph3n0m3n 
..bad? what? he was 1st / 2nd fragger in most of FaZe games this year.
2018-01-10 20:20
#213
 | 
Germany bartooo 
Wow and he is playing for Faze since August and before that he was bad for Navi (except for ELeague 2017, but they got eliminated in 1/4 anyway). Guardian should be TOP12 at best, Olof, Xyp9x and Dupreeh should be higher than him imo.
2018-01-10 20:27
olofmeister > Guardian oskar > Guardian Xyp9x > Guardian Dupreeh > Guardian Hes good af but he shouldnt be in top 15 PLAYERS OF 2017... maybe in top 10 of all time but this year his individual skill was bad.
2018-01-10 20:14
it's just tgwri1s things xD
2018-01-10 20:14
#170
 | 
Malaysia byaIi 
Deserved :D
2018-01-10 20:14
BotiaN
2018-01-10 20:15
#175
 | 
Brazil Pajzeera 
unexpected! Hltv is baiting us
2018-01-10 20:16
#178
 | 
Brazil cadik 
no way s1mple is better than guardian in 2017 so no s1mple in top20 2017 im glad rn
2018-01-10 20:18
#255
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
Guardian rating: 1.09 S1mple rating: 1.42
2018-01-10 20:49
#276
 | 
Brazil cadik 
guardian tournaments: tier1 s1mple tournaments: tier4
2018-01-10 21:00
Where the fuck do you get 1.09 from
2018-01-10 22:33
hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2017-01.. According to the big event in 2017 filter hes at 1.14 Weird
2018-01-11 12:46
#181
 | 
Ukraine ph3n0m3n 
Top 5 at least. Rigged anti-Slovak HLTV
2018-01-10 20:18
no.Around top 8-17.
2018-01-10 20:54
#447
 | 
Sweden Bangs 
>GuardiaN 2017 >Top 5 pick 1
2018-01-11 08:39
he was good this year, obv in top 20 but not top 9
2018-01-10 20:18
GodiaN deserve better rank #5 at least
2018-01-10 20:19
deserved
2018-01-10 20:19
#189
 | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Stook 
Wtf is this list?
2018-01-10 20:20
#190
s1mple | 
Ukraine _aNk3 
vac vac slovac
2018-01-10 20:20
#191
 | 
World ajinkya_xD 
So toxiczera rank 1 ?
2018-01-10 20:20
DESERVED TO THE GUARDIAN!!!
2018-01-10 20:20
#193
 | 
Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
FATdian deserve TOP 9 thanks for info
2018-01-10 20:21
#195
 | 
Spain akproxx 
Easy
2018-01-10 20:21
#200
 | 
China Paracios 
expected
2018-01-10 20:22
#203
 | 
Germany bartooo 
I dont get it how tf is he that high... people forget that he plays for Faze just since August and was not that great at the beginning anyway and before that he was playing poorly for NaVi. Xyp9x, Dupreeh and Olofmeister deserved to be higher than Guardian.
2018-01-10 20:23
#204
f0rest | 
Turkey kadirb 
Not deserved.
2018-01-10 20:25
kek
2018-01-10 20:25
Being mediocre for half of the year and still getting 9th place: HLTV rankings, ladies and gentleman.
2018-01-10 20:27
#215
 | 
Germany bartooo 
Ye, and and getting higher place than Dupreeh and Xyp9x, who played at least on good level the entire year plus they won the major. Even Olofmeister had better placings if we compare the whole year. I dont get it.
2018-01-10 20:30
#250
 | 
North America KingCole14 
half of top 10 will be Faze/SK players very biased ranking and Guardian almost quit cs this year goes #9 what a joke
2018-01-10 20:43
+1
2018-01-10 22:16
#217
 | 
Germany xoutblaze 
so overrated not deserved
2018-01-10 20:31
washed up ladislav?
2018-01-10 20:31
lol that should be a jk
2018-01-10 20:32
he deserved top 15-20 imo
2018-01-10 20:32
deserved great stats this year
2018-01-10 20:33
NUMBAAAH NIIINE
2018-01-10 20:33
#228
 | 
Slovakia Hajjas 
Yes Laco! Again in top 20/top 10 :)
2018-01-10 20:33
R U FUCKING KIDDING ME ?
2018-01-10 20:34
#235
 | 
Netherlands davin 
so overrated not deserved #9
2018-01-10 20:37
What is EVP?
2018-01-10 20:39
#242
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Exceptionally Valuable Player MVP = Most Valuable Player
2018-01-10 20:42
Very overrated player right now, max top 30 imo 0/8 hltv
2018-01-10 20:40
+10000000000000
2018-01-10 22:16
#239
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Uh I love guardian but dupreeh should be 9. I guess Faze top 2 maybe that's why.
2018-01-10 20:41
#240
 | 
North America KingCole14 
41 1vX clutched is pretty crazy for an AWP no? And .73 ADR is reallly really low for an AWP no?
2018-01-10 20:41
#282
 | 
Slovakia Denysis 
I wouldn't say that ADR is too low for an AWP. Maybe lower than other awpers, but the gap is not that big.
2018-01-10 21:09
He was jebaiting lol
2018-01-11 05:04
#420
 | 
North America KingCole14 
Ok. Thanks wasn’t sure
2018-01-11 05:05
NiKO, rain, device, kenny, fallen, fer, cold, s1mple
2018-01-10 20:42
+1
2018-01-10 20:50
Isn't that obvious?
2018-01-10 21:32
overrated
2018-01-10 20:45
Rip shox
2018-01-10 20:45
not deserved
2018-01-10 20:49
#258
 | 
Brazil Hozuky 
Dupreeh > GuardiaN
2018-01-10 20:50
#259
 | 
Brazil WWWWWWW 
oO
2018-01-10 20:50
#270
 | 
Spain Rekto_Plasm 
Wth lol
2018-01-10 20:55
#274
 | 
Slovakia Nolki 
This is not shitty year for GuardiaN, he was that good for past years that people think, that he is underperforming now which is not true.
2018-01-10 20:58
#277
 | 
Ukraine dima_roiten 
gj
2018-01-10 21:01
I fucking knew it that he is going to be in top 10 players,LETS FUCKING GO! <3
2018-01-10 21:06
Undeserved.
2018-01-10 21:31
Nah.
2018-01-10 22:01
+1 completely undeserved overrated and washed-up noob
2018-01-10 22:15
#446
 | 
Sri Lanka ezfaze 
ez
2018-01-11 08:30
#448
 | 
Sweden Bangs 
+1
2018-01-11 08:42
#285
 | 
United Kingdom scroonyman 
Lol he shouldnt be #9 He doesntt have any mvps and only started doing well when he joined faze, which was recently. With navi he was shit and that was 70% of this year. HLTV Faze bias is strong.
2018-01-10 21:10
+1
2018-01-10 22:08
+1
2018-01-10 22:15
0/8 HLTV
2018-01-10 21:14
he was a beast, dont know why ppl keep saying he was useless. hail guardian
2018-01-10 21:14
go check his matches for whole 2017 then. he was worse than horse shit. some good lights only at the end of the year.
2018-01-10 22:14
His overall rating is pretty good and there is no denying he is a good awper He didn't play well on NaVi and doesn't play insane on faze, but this spot is definitely deserved by his stats I think
2018-01-10 22:31
how can it be deserved? do you saw players lower than him? if you REALLY think this place is deserved, you must be dumb fanboy...
2018-01-10 22:33
He doesn't have any MVPs but statistically he's been better this year than every player who has come behind him so far Maybe with the exception of elige
2018-01-11 12:48
>didn't play well >doesn't play insane But top 9. This is retarded.
2018-01-11 05:18
Dude do you think kjaerbye or dupreeh deserves to be above him? Guardian has a .13 higher K/D and a .4 higher rating, not to mention more wins He doesn't carry his team, but to say that his stats don't deserve this spot is a lie
2018-01-11 12:51
Kjaerbye is a Major MVP which is a lot more valuable than any of GuardiaN's EVPs in this year.
2018-01-11 14:47
yeah but he only has one and was only mediocre basically the whole rest of the year. Ad if its MVPs that matter so much, how come dupreeh is ranked above kjaerbye and xyp9x? Guardian played pretty solid even on navi and very well on faze, I think he deserves the spot despite not having any stand out performances
2018-01-11 17:03
#294
 | 
Poland kick_michu 
fucking joke BOT for 90% time of 2017 in NAVI
2018-01-10 21:19
Who gives a shit about navi lul
2018-01-10 21:51
+1 this BOT on 9nth place like wtf
2018-01-10 22:14
#295
 | 
Brazil demonao 
GODian, deserve it.
2018-01-10 21:20
#296
 | 
Turkey LineSon 
Guardian #9 realy are you kidding with me ? Nice job hltv now this ranking systemis fucked up with popular culture. Good job!
2018-01-10 21:24
nice
2018-01-10 21:24
Deserved
2018-01-10 21:27
0/8
2018-01-10 22:13
Idk dudeee
2018-01-10 21:28
Its s1mple's spot, guardian shouldve been higher than him
2018-01-10 21:30
0/8
2018-01-10 21:35
s1mple's true spot is top2-3
2018-01-10 21:35
#322
FalleN | 
Brazil CFehr 
Kappa
2018-01-10 21:58
nt
2018-01-10 21:50
0/88888
2018-01-10 22:08
GuardiaN has big achievements and good rating
2018-01-11 04:28
What the fuck?
2018-01-10 21:31
#306
 | 
United States StewieOnLAN 
HAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT
2018-01-10 21:33
OVERRATED af... he was complete shit whole year
2018-01-10 21:35
ez 4 the second best awper in the world. #RUNGUARDIANG #guardianloyal #guardianthevodkanfallen
2018-01-10 21:48
#321
kennyS | 
Estonia BlameS 
wait, first of all, why does he have a giant N at the end of his name, HE IS RACIST! OMEGALUL
2018-01-10 21:55
#325
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
1. Yeah, he shouldnt be #9, tbh i expeced him arround 12-15 2. some people say that he has been shit whole year, He was underperforming when he was playing in navi 3. some people say that he is carried by Niko and rain, OFC he is not good as rain and niko but i wouldn't call him "Boosted" 4. Enjoy rest of the day
2018-01-10 22:01
#327
 | 
Latvia Tibro 
nice one guardian
2018-01-10 22:04
sucked dick whole year and he is #9.... i'm almost crying from the laugh
2018-01-10 22:06
dafuq is this shit doing in the top20??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
2018-01-10 22:07
Overrated trash. must be out of top20.
2018-01-10 22:13
the missing eights are coldzera, niko, rain, fallen, device, s1mple, fer, kennys
2018-01-10 22:17
#347
 | 
Brazil de_coldzera 
yes
2018-01-10 22:25
#348
 | 
Netherlands Deji 
WHAT? WAIT WHAT?
2018-01-10 22:26
If frozen doesn't end up playing for flipsid3 he'll be missing out
2018-01-10 22:28
#352
 | 
Sweden mixmixmartin 
deserved and expected.
2018-01-10 22:30
he has 1.14 rating on "Big Events" and also plays for FaZe(best EU team), so this is not that shocking. No way they would include bot boltz and oskar in top20 and missed out gurdian
2018-01-10 22:33
#365
 | 
Brazil bibil_live 
Did not have either video :(
2018-01-10 22:53
GODIAN
2018-01-10 23:02
#373
 | 
Brazil braga1 
"To be honest, I did not expect to be in the top 20 this year"
2018-01-10 23:03
#374
 | 
Russia ToRTik_333 
cold,niko,fer,rain,fallen,device... s1mple mbe or kennys
2018-01-10 23:07
#375
 | 
Europe Vallon 
Lol, what????
2018-01-10 23:07
LOL, dupreeh way better than Guardian.
2018-01-10 23:25
GuardiaN better rating and more achievements. I don’t know whats so hard to fathom.
2018-01-10 23:41
#1 awp kills per round wtf
2018-01-11 00:08
#390
FalleN | 
Brazil ToRu 
LOL
2018-01-11 00:19
Lol if I see S1mple above him i would kill my self
2018-01-11 00:25
#431
 | 
Indonesia FinZzz 
You should start preparing cause that is the truth
2018-01-11 06:09
lol hater, s1mple is 3rd
2018-01-11 07:37
no frag movie of guardian lol
2018-01-11 00:40
guardian cs:s? fuck that he was 1.6 awp god already ;)
2018-01-11 00:43
2018-01-11 01:44
Fallen and Dev1ce next; neither of them deserve top 5...
2018-01-11 01:48
overrated. u may argue that the best player using awp need to be in top 10, but who has the stat of his multi-kill% and surviving% with awp?
2018-01-11 02:46
#407
 | 
Germany Naviever 
Very Ez for GODian N1 AWP along with twofaced
2018-01-11 02:55
HLTV, in these Top 20's, it'd be nice if you included a couple of clips for each player. Noticed that has not be the case this year on a few of these. Great articles though either way.
2018-01-11 03:00
A player with only two 80+ ADR events on the year should not receive top9 of 2017 recognition. Guardian should be somewhere 15-20 at best.
2018-01-11 03:26
#430
 | 
Indonesia FinZzz 
This
2018-01-11 06:09
ADR is not an important stat for an AWPer. He has 0.44 AWP kills per round which is the highest amongst all pros. 10th best clutcher, great in opening duels. The stats don't lie, he has been one of the most valuable AWPers of the whole year and a top 10 player. It's literally laid out right in front of you. You're either blind or retarded if you think otherwise.
2018-01-11 10:15
Whole year?? When he played in navi a female pro awper could havi contributed more for them
2018-01-11 10:53
s1mple played and still plays in Na'Vi too, I suppose you also think a female pro could have contributed more for them than him. ofc you do cause you're fucking retarded and can't read stats and doesn't watch CS (ESL Cologne, StarSeries S3 etc.) If anything playing in Na'Vi makes his stats more impressive considering how fucking terrible of an IGL siezed was and the fact that s1mple had the most freedom on the maps
2018-01-11 11:04
Keep defending your boyfriend the fact that he sucked doesnt remowe itself by just saying simple had freedom. Guardian was just awfull
2018-01-11 12:14
still #9 in 2017. cry some more, noscene
2018-01-11 12:25
Noscene hahahahah you so funny you like 5? And btw this list has been awfull anyways so im not surprised that guardian is on it
2018-01-11 13:49
the list is based on statistics and actual measurable performance so yeah it makes sense that someone with no grasp of what constitutes as a good player would think that this list has been awful. keep crying and go find some biased emotional top list that satifies your delusions if you can't handle simple HLTV facts
2018-01-11 14:43
#411
 | 
Denmark clutchkongen 
this is insane, shouldnt even be in the top 20.
2018-01-11 03:39
+1
2018-01-11 07:41
+9999999999999
2018-01-11 09:17
good guardian
2018-01-11 04:05
#414
zews | 
Brazil wIDt 
Deserved, GuardiaN! Gratz Next up: 1- coldzera 2- NiKo 3- Rain 4- Fer 5- FalleN 6- KennyS 7- dev1ce 8- s1mple/f0rest
2018-01-11 04:23
kennyS better than Fallen and rain
2018-01-11 04:40
#519
zews | 
Brazil wIDt 
Imho he is not. He is awesome awper, and I really enjoy watch him play, but that's it. FalleN is par to him in AWP'ing while performing the IGL duty. To be fair how good FalleN is just check how the other good IGLs sacrifice fragwise to be as good in leading their team. You don't see top IGLs like gla1ve or Zeus fragging like FalleN does. Leading requires a lot of attention into the communication, minimap, executes and set pieces. Fragging becomes secondary, but not for FalleN.
2018-01-11 21:43
no f*cking way s1mple is not in top3.... he was INSANE.
2018-01-11 07:36
#466
rain | 
Norway Kimmiix 
Top 20 is not only determined by raw skill, but also team achievements. s1mple getting top 8 with his team's unsuccessful year is pretty damn good
2018-01-11 09:45
I don't think teams' achievements is a factor is this rating, only individual stats and theirs impact on team's results, but only those stats are taken into account when produced versus top opposition, which is oblivoulsy somewhat correlated with team's progress in tournaments. There's a chicken and an egg discussion here. Similar with Elige, who appeared so high in the rating because he had been producing amazing stats (even despite his team had been mostly loosing) versus top opposition; with those stats he could have been higher if those stats had had bigger impact on teams performance. Same with S1mple, who has had even more impressive stats vs top opposition than Elige + MVP on a minor event, but because those stats did not translate into many deep runs I guess would prevent him from placing within top5. That is the way I see it though
2018-01-11 11:49
8th s1mple? hahaha nt
2018-01-11 09:17
#518
zews | 
Brazil wIDt 
Say what?
2018-01-11 21:31
#465
rain | 
Norway Kimmiix 
+1, exactly same as my list!
2018-01-11 09:42
#425
 | 
Australia Raychippy5 
Wait what?
2018-01-11 05:49
#426
 | 
Indonesia FinZzz 
But how??? HOW is he even in the top 10 after having a terrible year on navi, a good start on faze and a decent ish finish thru the year. This is very undeserved imo. Dupreeh should be higher than him.
2018-01-11 05:55
You ask how? check the scoreboard and you'll see.
2018-01-11 06:02
#429
 | 
Indonesia FinZzz 
Well thats a really dumb answer. He isnt even the 2nd best player in faze terms of stats or impact. This would be more realistic if guardian performed on navi like he did on faze. But he was shit for half a year or so. You cant expect him to be 9th.
2018-01-11 06:08
#437
 | 
Netherlands Vincenz0 
Missed so many easy shots in important matches ;/ you should rate the best players in the best matches, not where they keep getting the easy eco frags
2018-01-11 07:23
#443
 | 
Russia xavikz 
stupid rating #hltvdead
2018-01-11 08:25
#461
 | 
Sweden Traitorz0r 
+1
2018-01-11 09:38
overated
2018-01-11 08:28
#449
 | 
Sweden Bangs 
>Played like a dumpster fire when he was in NaVi first 6-7 months >Join an already stacked team in august were he doesnt need to be the star of the team. >start performing the last 3 months of the year >Top 10 This years list is a fucking shitshow
2018-01-11 08:53
#531
 | 
Indonesia FinZzz 
This
2018-01-14 13:02
Most expected ever
2018-01-11 09:02
0/8
2018-01-11 09:17
but it was, not like it could be anyone else or then he would be 8th xd, just obvious af if you have brain to understand criteria of the site...
2018-01-11 09:36
#459
 | 
Sweden Traitorz0r 
he was bad 90% of 2017 year. and he is top9. nice "criteria of the site".
2018-01-11 09:37
He was actually mostly ok in navi just not very top player, I also think bit questionable to have him this high but ofc his stats are good which seems only meaningful thing XDD...
2018-01-11 09:38
#463
 | 
Sweden Traitorz0r 
5th in Navi = mostly ok? ok!
2018-01-11 09:39
#467
rain | 
Norway Kimmiix 
He was the second best player in NaVi throughout his time there in 2017, and consistently the third best player in the worlds second best team for 5 months.
2018-01-11 09:48
As we can see from this article too his stats on lan with navi were totally ok and in some events even really good even if team was bad xd...
2018-01-11 09:50
the stats are literally laid out right in front of you in the article. are you retarded or blind?
2018-01-11 10:08
#460
 | 
Sweden Traitorz0r 
overrated fack.
2018-01-11 09:37
deserved
2018-01-11 10:15
how is he top 10 when he was dogshit for 6 months in navi? This is literally the worst top 20 ive ever seen so far, dont even need to see the last people xD
2018-01-11 10:19
#486
rain | 
Norway Kimmiix 
Ratings says otherwise :O Top 2 player in NaVi Top 3 player in FaZe Top 9 player in the world
2018-01-11 12:28
well top 2 in navi when 3 guys are literally between 0.9 and 1.0 is not that hard xD
2018-01-11 12:48
NICE <3 GODIAN
2018-01-11 11:59
#491
 | 
Slovakia killerisko 
GZ GODIAN ;) well deserved! hope you will make it into top 5 this year ;)
2018-01-11 12:52
#494
easy | 
Jordan Wozny 
shto blyat
2018-01-11 13:29
toooo high, he had a good four months, that's it.
2018-01-11 17:02
#513
 | 
Czech Republic stejn 
FatdiaN number 9 ? :D what a joke
2018-01-11 17:26
#521
JUGi | 
Sweden toddn 
"GuardiaN stood out throughout the year as one of the best AWPers in the game" "THROUGHOUT"? ARE YOU RETARDED? #9 is a fking joke...
2018-01-12 12:02
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.