Top 20 players of 2017: rain (4)

Professeur
January 15th, 2018 14:00

Big performances in big games and a number of individual awards see Håvard "rain" Nygaard finish fourth on our Top 20 ranking of 2017, powered by EGB.com.

Top 20 players of 2017: Introduction

Håvard "rain" Nygaard's first noted steps in the Counter-Strike competitive scene date back to 2013 on a Norwegian team called partyastronauts. An 18-year-old at the time, rain attended the famous Finnish LAN series Assembly Winter alongside Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl, placing third behind local teams featuring well-known Finnish players such as Joona "natu" Leppänen, Aleksi "allu" Jalli and Timo "REFLEX" Rintala.

The Norwegian would stick around with partyastronauts for over a year, with other notable players such as Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad, Kristoffer "Mystic" Michelsen and Sebastian "ensa" Aas shuffling in and out of the squad at different points in time. After attending another Assembly Winter at the start of 2014, partyastronauts tried their luck in the EMS One Katowice 2014 qualifier, in which rain would first cross paths with Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and his Serbian-based team GamePub. In what seemed as an unimportant match at the time, the Norwegian side took a tight victory which caused NiKo's team to split up, and, in a way, forced him to search for international options later on. 

After failing to make the first Major of the year, rain climbed the domestic ladder and moved from partyastronauts to London Conspiracy in June, where he would play alongside the likes of Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel and Pål "Polly" Kammen. The team was successful right from the start, and that marked the start of rain's appearances on the international scene.

rain first raised eyebrows at Gfinity 3, where he made the playoffs with London Conspiracy

London Conspiracy qualified for DreamHack Summer 2014, but rain didn't hit the ground running in his first international outing. His side was eliminated straight away, losing big to Virtus.pro and fnatic, with rain recording the worst event of his career to this date. In Jönköping, the Norwegian finished with just 13 kills over two maps, and a 0.44 rating.

"I think I was nervous at that event and it didn’t go so well. My best weapon was the Deagle at that point. I think I had nine Deagle kills out of 13 and they were all against Virtus.pro. I knew that I was better than what I showed there so it didn’t really matter that much to me. It was a fun first event and we kind of got crushed on both maps. "

With a rough welcoming to the big leagues behind him, rain and his team went on to have a phase of good online results, during which they qualified for Gfinity 3 and the ESL One Cologne 2014 Major. The latter qualification came down to a memorable upset win over Natus Vincere, which, together with London Conspiracy's performance at the Gfinity 3 LAN, put the Norwegian side on the map as an up-and-coming team.

The team wouldn't achieve much more in 2014, though, with the rest of the year mostly limited to playing online competitions. With a combined online and LAN rating of 0.98, rain was the best performer for his side alongside RUBINO that year, but neither really stood out too much on what was a quite balanced team.

After an underwhelming ending to 2014, rain and RUBINO would start off 2015 in LGB, joining up with jkaem, Morten "zEVES" Vollan and, though at different times, ensa and Polly. After being outshined by RUBINO at the Inferno Online Pantamera Challenge, as well as at the ESL One Katowice 2015 Major Main Qualifier, rain would finally step into the limelight at the Major itself.

The Norwegian was still searching for his playstyle in LGB

Stunning performances against one of the strongest teams in the world at the time, Envy, as well as PENTA, earned rain a 1.27 rating at the Polish event. In the end, rain ended up being the second-best rated player of the tournament, but his team didn't make it past the group stage after losing the decider-rematch to PENTA.

"I think that in the Norwegian lineups I got set up more as the lurker. I was always alone on bombsites or on the other side of the map as Terrorist. I was more of an aggressive lurker, I always tried to open up the sites without my team doing anything. Other than that, I played in different positions."

"I think that was my moulding period, I didn't know how I was going to play because I came from a mix team, we just played. So when I joined LGB back then, or London Conspiracy, I think it was just me trying to figure out how I'm going to play the game and I think I finally found out—by being an aggressive entry fragger."

The Norwegian had another impressive LAN performance at Copenhagen Games 2015, where he had a 1.33 rated showing, but his team only finished 5-6th. And just as rain was thinking of shifting his priorities, a career-changing opportunity came knocking at his door. A project that would band together lone stars from different countries under one banner, with significant backing by Kinguin, would snatch rain out of the Norwegian scene and set him in an international squad.

"It wasn’t until I joined Kinguin in March 2015 that I realized I could make a living out of CS. That summer I was about to stop playing and focus on school, but I got an offer from Maikelele and Kinguin that made me want to play. I don’t think it changed me that much, I still played a lot before I went full time."

The offer from Kinguin made rain think of Counter-Strike as a profession

Even though international rosters had never seemed to work long-term in Counter-Strike befire, rain didn't think of Kinguin as a short-term thing that he would do until a good domestic offer came.

"I think I wanted to stay with Kinguin for the long run. I quit my job. One day I had to leave early and I said I wasn't coming tomorrow because I was going to DreamHack Summer. Back then my boss was mad at me, I got like fifty phone calls because I didn’t show up. I told him I couldn’t come to work because I wanted to give everything to CS and leave everything else behind."

"I was set to play on an international team because we didn’t really know how to do a professional team in Norway. Whatever team I was on was not that serious, we didn’t go anywhere except Copenhagen Games and the Major qualifier. When I went to Kinguin, I went all-in and that was all I wanted to do for the rest of my life."

"There was no support in Norway for top teams, I remember the first time I was offered to go back to Norway was for ESL One Cologne 2016. That’s when some investors finally came to Norway and said that they wanted to make a good team. Other than that, there was nothing back then. I think I had a $100 salary in a four-year contract with LGB, so I was kind of stuck."

Kinguin officially came together in May 2015, with the player from Norway once again not being the focal point of the team, rather slotting in as a strong roleplayer behind Mikail "Maikelele" Bill and Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom. The team started their campaign with a group stage exit at DreamHack Summer, but, shortly afterwards, Kinguin would attend the Gaming Paradise Closed Qualifier where they would field a stand-in, NiKo, who was at the time benched in mousesports, The Bosnian, still pretty inexperienced, tore through the opposition and finished as the best player at the tournament, further impressing rain, who took note of him a year earlier.

The focal point of Kinguin wasn't rain, but ScreaM and Maikelele

With their full roster back, Kinguin headed for DreamHack Valencia, where the FACEIT Stage 2 Finals took place. Even though the event was just a barely above rated one for rain and his team finished 5-6th, the tournament would go down in history due to the 16-0 victory Kinguin secured over Virtus.pro on Cache. That match earned the already popular squad new fans from all over the world, and rain would gain some more attention over the year with his highlight-worthy clutching ability. One of the most memorable moments was the 1v3 against PENTA at the ESL One Colonge 2015 Major Qualifier, the first event after Valencia.

"I think that my decision making and clutching came naturally, I don't really study other people, I didn't look up to anyone before I started playing. When I watch a stream for example, when I see a play, when someone uses a position or an off-angle or anything, I might steal it and do it in the game myself. Other than that, I don't watch anyone or anything like that. I might, if we lose, go through my own demos to see how I got killed sometimes and if I did something really bad, but other than that it's just by playing"

rain would make the playoffs of the two remaining Majors in 2015, but the lack of a leadership in the squad led to a tough period for the Norwegian and his team. Aside from at the Majors, the team that made the switch to G2 before the end of the year didn't have a lot of success, and their LAN events more often than not finished in group stages, even though the team was capable of more on paper. Looking at rain's stats, one could think that he had a good year, but his 1.07 offline rating was heavily inflated by tournaments such as Gaming Paradise, the DreamHack Summer BYOC and his LGB showings. It was apparent that the in-game leader burden, something that he was at the time forced to take on, was hard to deal with for rain.

His team made playoffs of two Majors in 2015, but the year wasnt a great one for rain individually

2016 is the year in which rain started showing more and more signs that he could be a star player for the side; however, even his beastly performances at IEM Katowice 2016 (1.26 rating) and MLG Colombus 2016 (1.27) weren't enough for FaZe to make it out of groups. Those two tournaments weren't the only blunders the team made in 2016, though. After switching to the new organization, the squad would end up going out in groups in nine straight tournaments, spanning from January to September.

"Of course, not making playoffs and not getting out of the groups made me frustrated. That period was kind of a mess. We started with SKYTEEN calling in Kinguin and then two days into practice we said: “No, Maikelele is going to call”. Then it just kept going for a while. Then I said I would call during DH Cluj-Napoca and some period before and after that event."

"I had never called before that, so it was my first time. It was a new experience and it made me think more about how I play as well because I was also thinking about my teammates. It changed me a little bit as a player."

During the period of struggle, FaZe did go throughsome changes, adding Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström as a coach, swapping Maikelele for Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey and finally adding allu, but to no avail. The potential of the roster was only unlocked when FaZe seized the opportunity and scooped Finn "karrigan" Andersen of Astralis' bench to finally solve their leadership issues.

rain had more impact in his squad in 2016, but still faced a lot of group stage exits

"karrigan coming in helped me a lot because it meant I could focus on my game and fully do what he wanted me to do. It was a lot easier to play with him because he always had a tactic. Even though he only had one day with us before we went to play the ELEAGUE Season 2 group stage games, we passed the groups and in IEM Oakland we passed the groups again. Having him in the team is a big factor in our success.

With the Dane taking charge of the international squad, FaZe managed to turn things around instantaneously, getting out of groups at three tournaments before the end of the year. Even though 2016 as a whole was a struggle, rain improvements from 2015 were apparent as he scored an above-average rating at 14 out of 18 events he attended, even though most of those performances were limited to group stage action.

"Where do I fit in FaZe, role-wise? We have a term in Norwegian—potato, because you fit everywhere. I think I can be used to do anything except AWPing. I can flash for people, I can go in first, I can do most of the stuff."

"I personally like to go in first and that’s made me better, especially on the newest roster. That’s what I’m comfortable with, it just makes it a little bit easier for me.

With the whole team trending upwards after the addition of karrigan, FaZe attended their first event of 2017, the ELEAGUE Major 2017. rain was impactful in all of their group stage wins—over FlipSid3, Liquid and Envy—, and the team made another playoff, but were stopped there by SK, even though the Brazilians were playing with a stand-in. With Philip "aizy" Aistrup getting a call-up to North after the Major, FaZe were once again looking for a new member.

"Me and NiKo talked for a very long time before the switch even happened, we talked back when I was in Kinguin about wanting to make a team one day, because I played with him in the Gaming Paradise LAN Qualifier and I played against him in the partyastronauts game that was pretty close, in the EMS One Katowice 2014 Qualifier. We always kept talking about it but it never really happened until FaZe came in, because other organizations couldn't afford him. We knew that we were going to be good, we just didn't know that we were going to be that good that fast."

"We approached NiKo right before Vegas and we discussed that he was going to join after playing DreamHack Masters Las Vegas with mouz, that was going to be his final event. So I think that one or two weeks before Vegas we figured out that he was going to join. I remember that we were watching him playing at that event, he was in shadow and just one-shot everyone. We were like: "Ok… We are going to be good." (laughs)"

adding karrigan to FaZe was the first step towards unlocking rain's potential

With the addition of NiKo already settled, FaZe played DreamHack Masters Las Vegas with a stand-in, which obviously took a toll on their performance. For rain individually, the lack of chemistry was apparent in his Death Traded statistic, which was at a mere 10%, by far the lowest of the whole year.

Rating-wise, rain didn't shine at the first two events, finishing with 1.04 and 1.03 at the Major and in Las Vegas, and he would add another average tournament in his first showing alongside NiKo. At IEM Katowice 2017, FaZe made their first run to a grand final, in which they were stopped by Astralis, while rain once again finished with an average 1.04 rating.

Following three mediocre events, rain got into his groove at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Finals. The 23-year old had stand-out maps against SK in the group stage (1.50 rating on Train), G2 in the playoffs (1.49 rating on Train) and Astralis in the grand final (1.31 rating on Nuke). rain, who especially stood out on the CT side, finished with an EVP distinction, with his side not only defeating Astralis to settle the score, but also setting the tone for this particular matchup for the rest of the year.

"The first time we played Astralis [at IEM Katowice] was a learning experience. We had NiKo for just a few days before the tournament so we didn’t have much practice. We came in, prepared, and kind of played on the fly. At the later events, karrigan had the upper hand, he had some insane calls when we played them. It was also the mentality, and we know that maybe the Astralis guys don’t have the strongest mentality, I think we got into their heads a little bit."

"Winning StarLadder in Kiev against Astralis—my first big win—, that was my favorite moment of 2017. It was a close game and it felt so good winning on the map that they had defeated us at ESL One Katowice."

The Norwegian picked up his first EVP of the year at StarSeries Season 3

A streak of good tournament placings and great performances from rain, which were in the end stopped by SK, then followed. The first tournament in question was IEM Sydney, where, after passing through the group stage, FaZe again took down Astralis. rain had impeccable games in that series, dominating on Cobblestone (115 ADR) and Train (105 ADR). He stood out with a 1.18 rating overall, but after losing to SK in the grand final, had to settle with an EVP mention.

"SK’s playstyle kind of countered ours somehow, at least in the beginning of the rivalry. The same mentality that Astralis had against us, we had against SK. We go into the game and want to win it so much more than other games and we get stressed and it gets out of hand. And then when fer pushes us, we just collapse. It’s hard to play against them."

The next tournament in line was the ECS Season 3 Finals. rain had above-average ratings on all of the maps his side played en route to the grand final, beating OpTic, G2 and Cloud9 along the way. He began the grand final against SK on the right foot as well, with 27 kills on Mirage. After taking the first map, FaZe would go on to lose the other two in overtime, with the Norwegian's impact dropping off as the series went on (0.78 and 0.85 ratings). However, with a 1.13 rating overall, rain was once again an EVP in London.

"I regret not getting my glasses before the grand final at the ECS Season 3 Finals against SK. My eyes were really dry, especially on Train. I had an infection or something, so my lenses kept falling out, bubbling up, so I couldn’t see during the game. I lost the game for our team. We did a comeback from 13-2 to 15-14 and I couldn't even see, it was 4vs5. That is my biggest regret of 2017."

FaZe fell to SK in the grand final of ECS S3 after losing two maps in overtime

ESL One Cologne was the third and final tournament in the pre-Major series of events where FaZe were knocked out by Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and co. The European side had a rough start to the tournament, as did rain individually, but the he stepped up in the deciding match against North, getting his side through to the playoffs. rain continued with great form against Liquid in the quarters and had a monstrous performance against SK on Cache (108.1 ADR, 39 kills), but even that wasn't enough to force the series to the third map.

"We had some problems within the team, especially at ESL One Cologne. I think we had our first big discussion that something was wrong there. It wasn’t as much in-game, I think that was fine. But out of the game we were arguing and people couldn’t fit together. It wasn’t the right setup for people that played together."

It all came down at the PGL Krakow Major, where the second best team in the world at the time crashed out of the groups with three straight defeats to BIG, mousesports and FlipSid3. With the majority of his teammates underperforming, rain's 1.13 rating was 28% above FaZe's average and, interestingly, marked the first time that the player from Norway scored higher than NiKo.

"We pulled the trigger when we went 0-3. People were talking about leaving, even before the Major people didn’t want to play here. After the Major we said we would try to make it work, but we had some opportunities to get olofmeister and GuardiaN so we made the changes."

A disappointing showing at the Major made FaZe bring in GuardiaN and olofmeister

With the addition of Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, the FaZe roster was stacked with star potential, and many thought that rain could be forced into a supportive position that would lessen his impact. The truth was quite the opposite, though, as the second half of the year went significantly better for him. Not only did his overall rating go up, but he was also better within his team: rain finished four out of eight events after the break as the best-rated FaZe player, while the same had only happened twice—in group stage exits—before olofmeister and GuardiaN joined.

FaZe didn't get off to the same flying start they had enjoyed with NiKo after adding olofmeister and GuardiaN, going out in groups at DreamHack Masters Malmö, but got on the right track shortly after that.

The European side got through their group at the ELEAGUE Premier before smashing the competition at ESL One New York to win one of the most one-sided championships in CS:GO history. FaZe didn't drop a map and allowed their opponents to get more than six rounds on just one occasion, with rain and NiKo leading the charge. Even though the Norwegian finished with a 1.61 rating, the MVP medal was snatched away by his teammate NiKo.

rain would get the first MVP of his career just a week later, as FaZe returned to Atlanta to take part in the ELEAGUE Premier playoffs. The European mixture once again went undefeated and didn't really look threatened at any point, something that was made possible by the rifler's strong CT play and overall great showing—he had a 90.9 ADR, 1.37 Impact and 77.1% KAST.

"I have no idea how we [went undefeated] since we didn’t do anything special, we just played. I think for the first two tournaments, we didn’t do a single tactic. Everybody was on fire; there was a fire running through everybody that made us want to win so bad. Especially GuardiaN and olofmeister, it had been some time since they won, so when they came into the team they had that extra fire and it brought everybody up. I had the best events of my career when we started that run."

FaZe's invincible streak was stopped at EPICENTER 2017, after they had reached a 17-0 map win record. The event was also the first and only one in 2017 where rain had a below-average tournament rating, and the group stage elimination that followed showed FaZe's dependency on the rifler to do well. Later on, it was revealed that rain was struggling with illness during the tournament in Moscow, something that hindered his play significantly.

"I felt really off. I had a fever so it was really hard for me to play. I had played tournaments with a cold or a small fever before, but this time it felt really weird. My head wasn’t in the right place, I couldn’t focus. I kept missing easy kills all the time and that got into my head. Doing badly on a couple of maps doesn’t affect me, but doing it in two best-of-threes got into my head a little bit."

"If I had not been sick, I think we would definitely have made it out of the groups. We wouldn’t have played the way we did. It was the first time in a long time that I lost to Virtus.pro. We might have played better but I don’t know, the teams we lost to were SK and VP which had good runs there."

That the EPICENTER was just a one-off thing would be proven shortly, as rain went on to finish the year with four more individual accolades from the same number of events.

IEM Oakland was the first one in question, and with SKFaZe's kryptonite at the moment — eliminated in the semi-finals, it seemed like the Europeans would snatch another title. It didn't happen, though, as NiP edged them out in the BO5 grand final, leaving rain with an EVP from a 1.21 rated event.

FaZe were looking good to take the IEM Oakland title after SK were eliminated by NiP

At BLAST Pro Series, despite beating SK in the group stage in a match in which rain dropped 30 kills, FaZe didn't make the grand final and couldn't get a shot at the title, leaving the rain to settle with an EVP distinction after averaging a 1.27 rating, the second best in the team.

FaZe and SK would meet one last time at the ESL Pro League Season 6 finals, after both teams had had relatively easy routes to the title decider. rain had particularly notable games against Astralis and fnatic, and once again performed well in the grand final against the Brazilians. Still, victory eluded him and his team once again.

To finish the year, rain and co. attended the ECS Season 4 Finals in Cancun, Mexico. Even though his team struggled at certain points of the tournament, such as in the grand final against mousesports, rain was consistently dominant (74.2% KAST, 94.5 ADR), picking up the MVP award over his teammate NiKo for the second time in the year.

"I’m happy with what we accomplished in 2017 because we went from going out in the group stage of every tournament to making playoffs, grand finals, and winning them—even though we also lost a few of them. Making the grand final still matters to me because it shows we know how to get there. Now it’s just a mental game against SK."

With a satisfying 2017 behind him, rain looks towards taking the team to the next level in 2018:

"I don't have any personal goals for 2018, the only thing I want is to improve the team, make the team better. Even if it means that I have to change roles or whatever it is. I want to improve individually as well, play more, I didn't play that much in 2017, so this year I want to put in more hours."

Why was rain the fourth best player of 2017?

The main reason why rain is ranked so high in 2017 is his play in big matches. The Norwegian recorded a 1.20 rating in the playoffs of big events, which makes him the third best player of the year in that regard, and he also played a lot of those maps, 5th most out of all top 20 players.

Playing well in playoffs netted him two MVP medals in 2017, one at ELEAGUE Premier and one at the ECS Season 4 Finals. rain also picked up seven EVPs, which, combined with the two MVPs medals, makes him one of the most decorated players of the year. It's also worth noting that, even though he didn't get an MVP for it, his showing at ESL One New York ranks as the second-best LAN performance that any player had in 2017.

rain was awarded two MVPs and seven EVPs in 2017

Stylistically, rain is an aggressive player, and he more often than not gets the job done. He took an opening duel in 24.5% of the rounds his side played (6th highest) and recorded an average of 0.13 opening kills per round (ranked 6th). He had the most average headshots per round at 0.44, which to some extent allowed him to deal a lot of damage— his 84.4 ADR ranks him fourth in 2017.

However, rain didn't have the best start to the year—he averaged a 1.04 rating over the first three events played—, and also recorded a big dip at EPICENTER 2017. Those two things were the main reasons why the Norwegian couldn't be ranked any higher in 2017, along with the top three players simply doing a bit more over the course of the year.

Bold Prediction

We asked rain to name a player that he thinks could do well in 2018 and earn a place in the next Top 20 ranking, and he went with eXtatus' 15-year-old Slovakian, David "frozen" Čerňanský:

Slovakia David "frozen" Čerňanský

"I'm going to go with frozen. I've been watching him in FPL and stuff like that and he seems really talented. I think he is going to be top 20 this year if he gets to play some tournaments."

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

Sweden Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlström
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.47
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.03
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1311
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Finland Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
188
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Norway Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
289
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
839
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
718
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Norway Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
8
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.20
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1271
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1149
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1140
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
990
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
495
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1370
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Norway Pål 'Polly' Kammen
Pål 'Polly' Kammen
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
389
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Norway Kristoffer 'Mystic' Michelsen
Kristoffer 'Mystic' Michelsen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
212
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.16
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1173
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Norway Sebastian 'ensa' Aas
Sebastian 'ensa' Aas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
45
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Finland Timo 'REFLEX' Rintala
Timo 'REFLEX' Rintala
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
306
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1237
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1009
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
753
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
FINALLY SOMETHING MAKES SENSE HERE AT HLTV have a najz day.
2018-01-15 14:00
well deserved
2018-01-15 14:01
#29
 | 
Spain Hola) 
rainGOD TOP4
2018-01-15 14:01
#74
 | 
Mongolia Tendies 
Very deserved
2018-01-15 14:05
rain > fer hltv racist confirmed
2018-01-15 14:06
XDDDDDDD
2018-01-15 14:14
Congraintulation
2018-01-15 14:29
#309
 | 
Brazil junera 
Congrats, budget fer! I hope in 2018 FaZe can actually put up a fight against SK and not straight lose every single series you guys play! Also maybe you guys are losing all the time to SK because you're trying way too hard to be fer!!! Try focusing on ur game and developing ur own style (because that only works for fer since he's deaf and fearless) and maybe, I said maybe, you can get on the top 20 players of 2018!!!! I'll be cheering for you, budget fer, hope you find an answer to the Brazilian gods so we can see an actual match and not more beatdowns! #FaZeUp
2018-01-15 16:10
the usual brazilian retard...
2018-01-15 16:33
#339
 | 
Finland Pikkun0va 
holy fuck ur retarded "budget fer" lmao fer fanboy monkey ples kill your self
2018-01-15 16:43
what a hole you live man? I really dont know your country or any cs player from there
2018-01-16 07:44
You don't know allu?
2018-01-16 17:13
Baiting monkey
2018-01-16 17:35
I'm talking about good players
2018-01-16 23:48
#480
 | 
Finland Pikkun0va 
lmao get ur fking country's shit together and stop talking ur so fking retarded, btw one of best finnish players of all time: Allu, Sunny.. if u dont know them ur rtrd af btw nice country's avarage IQ 83, wp
2018-01-17 07:27
sorry but I did not know these guys, or the flag of your country .. they are the best in the world? Why are not they on the list?
2018-01-17 08:16
#482
 | 
Finland Pikkun0va 
cocky monkey stfu
2018-01-17 08:32
#353
ScreaM | 
Canada Lokomo 
Why are you so insecure about your team and fer?
2018-01-15 16:57
rain has his own style he is not trying to imitate fer, instead of pretending to cheer for him and the team at least shows some respect for the style and talent of this great player
2018-01-15 17:11
Hahahah, i lold. Don't get baited so badly u dumbasses, best way to reply to that, is answering with a trolling of your own. This way, every1 can laugh at each other without hatred =D Have a nice day.
2018-01-15 17:50
euro noobs and americans dont get it, they just are so easily triggered that its sad. No fun to bait them.
2018-01-15 18:06
#423
 | 
United States Droidd 
I can easily see that this is bad bait.
2018-01-15 19:16
#477
 | 
United States Ironwolf21 
To be fair monkeys do always troll each other and their idea of fun is throwing poo.
2018-01-16 22:26
rain always plays well v SK
2018-01-15 22:17
#459
 | 
Belgium KevinGatesYo 
+1 I agree so much on the part budget fer should develop his own style instad of just copying fer's!
2018-01-16 06:49
#209
 | 
Sweden ThorinEk 
+1 fer should be 4th he is only budgetrain
2018-01-15 14:54
#222
 | 
Israel ranco101 
fer should be 2nd
2018-01-15 15:04
He will be!
2018-01-15 15:22
Fer 2nd and niko 3rd?
2018-01-15 15:34
Yeah!
2018-01-15 15:35
#272
 | 
Sweden ThorinEk 
not gonna happen sorry tomorrow is fernoob top 3
2018-01-15 15:40
"ThorinEK" expected
2018-01-15 16:47
actually i would swap niko i think rain is 3rd in this top,dont remeber what NiKo did besides carrying mouz before joining FaZe
2018-01-15 18:01
me neither...
2018-01-15 19:18
#431
 | 
Austria sCALEZ 
+1
2018-01-15 19:58
3. Fernando "fergod" Alvarenga
2018-01-15 15:41
rain 1.61 rating at esl ny holy shit
2018-01-15 16:15
#335
 | 
Germany WYU 
alone this rating is insane and now just think about the fact that niko had 1.70. Two guys at one team with over a 1.60 rating thats insane
2018-01-15 16:39
yeah they only need cold intheir team and faze would be the only tier 1 team
2018-01-15 16:44
#465
 | 
Brazil marcosnogram 
They only need cold, fer and fallen in his team to be top1. Lol
2018-01-16 15:33
ah sk fanboy
2018-01-16 15:36
#35
France Bouf 
skinny rain wtf
2018-01-15 14:01
Hahah xD
2018-01-15 15:13
#66
 | 
India Cutlass 
+1 Though more Brazilians commenting Brazil top 3 than acknowledging rain. Sad.
2018-01-15 14:04
+1
2018-01-15 15:13
#34
gAuLeS | 
Brazil Verneth 
Fer #3 <3
2018-01-15 14:01
3 - FER/NIKO 2 - NIKO/FER 1 - GODZERA
2018-01-15 14:01
"3 - FER/NIKO 2 - NIKO/FER" A really bad joke.
2018-01-15 14:08
#120
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Stupid fanboy lmao. Flag checks lol
2018-01-15 14:16
Hes right
2018-01-15 14:29
fanboy? So whats your opinion if I'm not right.
2018-01-15 14:40
#288
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
No way Fer's gonna be 2. Are you kidding me? Stop talking bullshit.
2018-01-15 15:52
Can you give me a clear argument why he cannot be top2 or are you just going to say bullshit? brainless
2018-01-15 17:25
Where is your argument that fer should be 2nd lol?
2018-01-16 04:48
fer top 2 confirmed cry is free
2018-01-16 18:47
#476
 | 
Argentina maxbaumi 
OMEGALUL
2018-01-16 20:05
Fer top 2 confirmed cry
2018-01-16 18:46
fan of NiKo talking LUL
2018-01-15 14:58
#289
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Yea so?
2018-01-15 15:53
#120 irony?
2018-01-15 15:56
Stop talking about flags noscener
2018-01-15 15:42
#285
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
At least not ashamed to put flag right beside my name lol
2018-01-15 15:51
I would put a flag next to my name if I wasn't in a different country every week
2018-01-15 15:52
u can put the flag u were born, which probably is a shithole
2018-01-15 15:57
No thank you I do not want to be related to a region because I happened to be born there. I make more than you probably ever will and fly between Denmark, Germany, Israel and the Netherlands every week. Also your flair checks out.
2018-01-15 16:02
Wow, your life must be amazing, congratz fellow HLTV user
2018-01-15 16:42
Wow, your life must be amazing, congratz fellow HLTV user
2018-01-15 16:58
#369
 | 
Argentina NoRiskNoGain 
Wow, your life must be amazing, congratz fellow HLTV user
2018-01-15 17:19
Wow, your life must be amazing, congratz fellow HLTV user
2018-01-15 17:21
#317
 | 
Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
3-Fer 2-NiKo 1-Coldzera
2018-01-15 16:18
#55
 | 
Germany remind00 
if hltv wasnt corrupt #1 Lord and savior MSL #2 Zeus #3 TaZ #4 allu
2018-01-15 14:02
#132
 | 
Czech Republic davskal 
#1 allu too bad hltv very corrupt & racist :/
2018-01-15 14:21
#137
 | 
Czech Republic Yzomandias 
WHERE IS HUNDEN?
2018-01-15 14:22
#150
 | 
Germany remind00 
hunden does have his own ranking See here Top 5 Hunden ranking: #1 hunden #2 ... #3 ... #4 .. #5 ...
2018-01-15 14:25
#153
 | 
Czech Republic Yzomandias 
+1 I forgot sorry
2018-01-15 14:26
#297
 | 
Germany remind00 
np HUNDEN forgives gaben doesnt
2018-01-15 15:56
#293
 | 
Denmark Menterx 
+1 :D
2018-01-15 15:55
5.OCEAN 4.zews 3.xArte 4.Hunden 1.MSL
2018-01-15 21:51
#149
 | 
Denmark Enggaard 
If hltv did care about roles 1. Karrigan 2. Fallen 3. Cold 4. ZEUS
2018-01-15 14:25
Karrigan lul
2018-01-15 14:54
Absolutelly agree with you, I would just put Fallen above Karrigan, they are equally skilled at the IGL role, but Fallen performs better.
2018-01-15 14:55
+1
2018-01-15 15:14
#461
 | 
Denmark Enggaard 
+1 lul
2018-01-16 08:14
#1 mOE
2018-01-15 15:43
+100000
2018-01-15 14:20
HAHAHAHAHAHAH. RAIN DID BETTER THAN FALLEN???? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA JUST LIKE WANT TO LOSE SKINS FAST? GO TO CSGOFAST.COMMMM LOL PUP
2018-01-15 14:22
#187
flusha | 
Lithuania fbhx 
please end yourself
2018-01-15 14:43
#226
dennis | 
Latvia De1Co 
Sir, your hand fell on Caps Lock. Please, remove it immediately!
2018-01-15 15:06
#2
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
rain > niko but not in this ranking
2018-01-15 14:01
#64
 | 
Netherlands RincoB 
I agree.
2018-01-15 14:04
#73
 | 
Germany remind00 
+99
2018-01-15 14:04
#92
 | 
Brazil w4shh 
+2000
2018-01-15 14:10
#122
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Newfag ez
2018-01-15 14:17
+100000
2018-01-15 14:19
+999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 rain has more impact than niko
2018-01-15 14:32
#210
 | 
Portugal Flame20 
I agree
2018-01-15 14:55
lul
2018-01-15 14:47
#238
 | 
Turkey KEIRA_XL 
+1636352516483726267472
2018-01-15 15:17
niko was better in 2017 but rain is better atm imo
2018-01-15 16:12
fer > rain
2018-01-15 14:00
#75
 | 
Germany remind00 
also fer > niko
2018-01-15 14:05
#125
 | 
Malta aidsss 
also u have no brain
2018-01-15 14:19
#154
 | 
Jordan human928 
No he has a brain fer > niko
2018-01-15 14:26
#367
 | 
Brazil ToTheStarsEZ 
That's like saying karrigan > coldzera HAHHAH
2018-01-15 17:16
absolutely not
2018-01-15 14:26
deserved, but nowadays rain > niKo
2018-01-15 14:00
#49
 | 
United States TheKrakenKing 
I think so
2018-01-15 14:02
and >fer
2018-01-15 14:04
#89
 | 
Brazil Festeiro 
Yes
2018-01-15 14:08
me neither, rain is about 30 % better than niko nowsday
2018-01-15 17:15
#5
rain | 
CIS s4turn 
Rain its idol of consistency, deserved.
2018-01-15 14:04
haha S1mple stats? More consistent + better
2018-01-15 14:30
#219
 | 
Netherlands ImKuru 
Let’s be honest, FaZe actually makes it to finals, making his opponents way harder to play against
2018-01-15 15:02
#266
rain | 
CIS s4turn 
oh russian triggered s1mple fan, kys
2018-01-15 15:38
#418
 | 
Brazil autonozera 
don't cry faze is shit SK>>FAZE everyday fã boy
2018-01-15 19:14
#419
rain | 
CIS s4turn 
dont cry 3rd world child eu > brazil everyday look around man
2018-01-15 19:15
#421
 | 
Brazil autonozera 
No one cares, we're all going to die the same way.
2018-01-15 19:15
#422
rain | 
CIS s4turn 
yea if we play cs we will not die cool logic
2018-01-15 19:16
#424
 | 
Brazil autonozera 
you are a child who does not know how to argue when he sees that SK is better than all European teams and they see talk of our country '' child ''
2018-01-15 19:17
perfectly understandable
2018-01-15 14:00
Fer top3
2018-01-15 14:02
#7
 | 
Brazil ftf123 
congratz
2018-01-15 14:00
#8
 | 
Brazil autonozera 
expected 1-coldzera 2-NiKo 3-Fer
2018-01-15 14:00
#52
 | 
Portugal beast_ 
+1
2018-01-15 14:02
Obv
2018-01-15 14:24
Yup.
2018-01-15 15:48
kind of obvious
2018-01-15 19:13
ez
2018-01-15 14:00
#10
 | 
United States Zlaq 
EZ
2018-01-15 14:00
Deserved GodRain AKA budget Fer
2018-01-15 14:01
#12
 | 
Brazil disorderrr 
Fer top 3 sz
2018-01-15 14:00
#13
 | 
Sri Lanka ezfaze 
EZ 4 RAIN
2018-01-15 14:00
#14
 | 
Germany cartii 
fer better than rain hahah
2018-01-15 14:00
#221
 | 
Brazil Karl_Tanner 
Cry is free :<
2018-01-15 15:04
truth
2018-01-15 15:45
#15
 | 
India Cutlass 
+1 Great player.
2018-01-15 14:01
rainMONSTA 1. Coldzera 2. NiKo 3. fer
2018-01-15 14:00
#58
rain | 
Malaysia aaroNN 
same prediction here. unless hltv suprise us again
2018-01-15 14:03
#135
 | 
Australia USTlLO 
i think niko is gonna be 1. not because i think he's 1, but i think hltv thinks hes 1
2018-01-15 14:21
Would be nice to see, but I think coldzera will win. But if hltv puts NiKo as 1st, I can already see the triggered SK fans. Cry is free
2018-01-15 14:24
#225
 | 
Brazil Karl_Tanner 
Boltz > olof Fallen > guardian Fer > rain Cold > niko Cry is free, yellow teeth no scener :>
2018-01-15 15:05
Lol nt 0/8 P.S: Scared in showing your flag on HLTV? LUL cry is free.
2018-01-15 15:13
#243
 | 
Brazil Karl_Tanner 
I'm from Brazil, but I prefer this flag.
2018-01-15 15:19
#262
 | 
Norway kakemann 
Kid
2018-01-15 15:36
Then you must be dumb.
2018-01-15 17:00
grats
2018-01-15 14:01
#18
Brazil ash^ 
Fer > rain
2018-01-15 14:01
too ez for brazil
2018-01-15 14:01
#21
 | 
Brazil skindaskill 
Gg
2018-01-15 14:01
OMG I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS SO UNEXPECTED LET ME GUESS, THE NEXT ONE IS FER
2018-01-15 14:01
3.fer 2.cold 1.taco
2018-01-15 14:40
#200
boltz | 
Brazil naikeen 
lol
2018-01-15 14:49
you idiot, next one is Mir
2018-01-15 16:59
Next one is peacemaker idk why hltv is making the mistery, everybody know the rest of the list, just release the whole thing already
2018-01-15 18:29
fer top 1
2018-01-15 14:01
#24
suNny | 
Finland iPaZ 
gz
2018-01-15 14:01
#25
 | 
Bulgaria BlindBG11 
uhm ok
2018-01-15 14:01
#26
 | 
Kuwait EU_OMEGALUL 
nic+e
2018-01-15 14:01
NiKo top 3
2018-01-15 14:01
well played
2018-01-15 14:01
#31
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
Pretty damn well deserved even tho i think he had more impact than fer :)
2018-01-15 14:01
#93
 | 
Brazil Festeiro 
For the second part of the year i agree
2018-01-15 14:10
#168
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
I might be wrong, and I'm not trying to take anything away from fer, but imo he doesn't have many impact frags. Also, he often dies early due to agressive pushes leaving his team to pick up the pieces
2018-01-15 14:33
#313
 | 
Brazil smigu 
Rain words: "And then when fer pushes us, we just collapse. It’s hard to play against them." Fer's position is not about only frags is more like to get into theyr minds and he does Very well.
2018-01-15 16:11
#336
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
Yeah, but sometimes he fails, and then his team collapses instead of the enemy...;o
2018-01-15 16:41
#433
 | 
Brazil Festeiro 
Fer have a lot of impact pushing and getting first picks. SK hardly lose a round with 1 or 2 man advantage. But individually, rain is smarter than fer in my opinion, and man he can clutch... I'd give rain #2 tbh (maybe bcause he's one of my fav players to watch lol), he's so talented and consistent player.
2018-01-15 20:08
#32
CeRq | 
Russia normD 
yeeeeeee
2018-01-15 14:01
#33
shox | 
Andorra korraj 
LUL
2018-01-15 14:01
#36
 | 
United States TheKrakenKing 
Nice gg
2018-01-15 14:01
fergod top3
2018-01-15 14:01
ferGOD TOP1
2018-01-15 14:01
Hahwhwjsjsjsjak hahahahhahaa
2018-01-15 14:01
god rain
2018-01-15 14:01
Gz rain deserved
2018-01-15 14:01
#42
 | 
China batil 
nice
2018-01-15 14:01
fer top1
2018-01-15 14:01
#44
shox | 
Andorra korraj 
3) fer 2) NiKo 1) coldzera inc
2018-01-15 14:01
#46
 | 
Brazil NC_Flemis 
Rain<Fer 1 cold 2 Fer 3 Niko
2018-01-15 14:01
#83
rain | 
United Kingdom HxLiquids 
Niko>fer
2018-01-15 14:07
2 fer 3 niko classical sk fanboi
2018-01-15 16:20
#385
 | 
Brazil NC_Flemis 
Ok man
2018-01-15 17:51
#47
 | 
Israel JewsWRLD 
Deserved. played really good this year
2018-01-15 14:02
#48
 | 
World nakTriceps 
fer top 3!
2018-01-15 14:02
#50
woxic | 
Europe artilele 
Seized top 3 Close
2018-01-15 14:02
1Cold 2Fer 3NiKo
2018-01-15 14:02
#102
 | 
Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Bad b8 Try harder banana kid
2018-01-15 14:12
ok ok...
2018-01-15 14:14
#138
 | 
Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Seriously man I respect to brazilians but when I see comments like this it drives me crazy..
2018-01-15 14:22
You should not take these comments so seriously, it may just be a joke. Relax man
2018-01-15 14:24
#155
 | 
Europe H0wLinqDawN 
:D Good to find a non-toxic friendly brazilian
2018-01-15 14:28
It's because cs for me is just a hobby. I do not play just with the professional. I play Dota, over there I'm very toxic haha.
2018-01-15 14:38
#244
 | 
Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Lol
2018-01-15 15:19
You guys make my eyes watery.
2018-01-15 17:09
#396
 | 
Europe H0wLinqDawN 
lol
2018-01-15 18:08
#204
 | 
Brazil Henriquecha 
Some brazilians are stupid. Some not. Like people in every country.. Have a nice day my friend.
2018-01-15 14:50
+1
2018-01-15 15:17
#246
 | 
Europe H0wLinqDawN 
I know my friend.My country's players are toxic too.But if you can find a non-toxic one(rare) they're so friendly :D You too my friend.
2018-01-15 15:21
#53
 | 
France Maksta 
Fer top3 that's a joke
2018-01-15 14:02
#103
 | 
Europe H0wLinqDawN 
+1
2018-01-15 14:12
#277
 | 
Brazil Karl_Tanner 
Cry baby cry
2018-01-15 15:42
#54
 | 
Sweden Alheny 
ferGOD TOP 3
2018-01-15 14:02
#57
 | 
Turkey darknight53 
Than 3. fer 2. niko 1. coldzera right ?
2018-01-15 14:02
yes
2018-01-15 14:03
1. taco
2018-01-15 14:07
#265
 | 
Brazil CiZiN 
VACO, the best entry killer in the world
2018-01-15 15:37
#59
 | 
Brazil lambara7 
awesome player... but fer >> rain
2018-01-15 14:03
fer > rain not >>
2018-01-15 15:18
#60
 | 
United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
He can rain on me
2018-01-15 14:03
YES STEWIE2K TOP 3 CONFIRMED!
2018-01-15 14:03
Rain going from looking like an average 18 year old to ~33 in the last picture
2018-01-15 14:03
#72
 | 
Ukraine ph3n0m3n 
fat.
2018-01-15 14:04
Yeah he got fat in recent years. He was really fit in when I saw him in 2015.
2018-01-15 14:16
#201
ropz | 
Slovakia ryderawr 
Hes not THAT fat tho
2018-01-15 14:49
but today he looks like ~30yo, if i had to guess lul
2018-01-15 16:53
I saw him at ECS London last summer, he was visibly fatter than in 2015.
2018-01-15 18:25
Expected
2018-01-15 14:04
Rain Up
2018-01-15 14:04
#68
 | 
Finland Shadow1143 
Rain > Niko
2018-01-15 14:04
#70
 | 
Other Left_Eye 
It is a fucking joke. I am not fan of him but he should be in top 3. He is way better than niko or fer.
2018-01-15 14:04
#78
 | 
Mongolia AfRiCaNnIgErO 
lmao he should be like top 8
2018-01-15 14:06
#123
 | 
Brazil maximoff66 
Its the entire year ranking,not last months ,wake up
2018-01-15 14:19
#229
 | 
Latvia mosquito1881 
Then what is fallen doing so high up in ranking?
2018-01-15 15:10
Cuz he won 8 tournaments in the YEAR. Btw he should be #5.
2018-01-15 15:25
#290
 | 
Latvia mosquito1881 
LOL so biased. He got faking carried. Carried! Man. He was in a slump in the first part of the year. He was top10 for sure. But i think he is too high up
2018-01-15 15:55
So does Rain. You just described Rain there. FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR = Nothing!
2018-01-15 16:48
#346
 | 
Latvia mosquito1881 
He did better than fallen. And dont bring up that bs about igling.
2018-01-15 16:50
That's why I hate G2 fans. Only retarded ones.
2018-01-15 16:51
#350
 | 
Latvia mosquito1881 
Lul. Only bad rating for him was epicenter, because he was ILL! That one was below 1.0 but other he kept his consistency more or less.
2018-01-15 16:52
expected
2018-01-15 14:04
#76
ayken | 
Germany lakan235 
Rain>Coldzera
2018-01-15 14:05
Germans lul
2018-01-15 15:25
Burger states
2018-01-15 15:54
that hair was best, make it back soon rain <3 wp
2018-01-15 14:06
#81
 | 
Russia xtkjdtr01 
expcted
2018-01-15 14:06
deserved
2018-01-15 14:08
#85
 | 
Sweden Rexz 
One day I had to leave early and I said I wasn't coming tomorrow because I was going to DreamHack Summer. Back then my boss was mad at me, I got like fifty phone calls because I didn’t show up. I told him I couldn’t come to work because I wanted to give everything to CS and leave everything else behind." respect
2018-01-15 14:08
Sorry but TOP-3 will look as: 3. Zeus 2.B1ad3 1. GOD Hunden
2018-01-15 14:08
rain from two years ago was so good looking, what happen to him now :(
2018-01-15 14:08
He just gained weight, needs to go on a diet
2018-01-15 17:05
#90
 | 
Poland Marcines 
first top20 for him
2018-01-15 14:09
#91
gla1ve | 
Switzerland FRTNTE 
deserved
2018-01-15 14:09
respect for rain not even top 20 in 2016 and now top 4 (should have been top 3 tbh)
2018-01-15 14:10
#95
 | 
Brazil Broodht 
Fair
2018-01-15 14:10
lmfao we're so shit at CS but still had the best Nordic player last year :P
2018-01-15 14:10
Seeing Pasha no where on top 20 really hurts he should have been no 20 instead of Snax
2018-01-15 14:10
Kappa
2018-01-15 17:07
#98
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Deserved #3
2018-01-15 14:10
#134
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
+1
2018-01-15 14:21
Totally undeserved. #6-7 is his belonging spot.
2018-01-15 14:10
#133
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Bad bait
2018-01-15 14:21
I never bait, seems like a happy childhood was a good bait for you. Don't start it up.
2018-01-15 14:22
#145
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Salty boi. Can you even spell CS? Lul
2018-01-15 14:23
Get lost. Can you even pronounce "Can you even spell CS?". That's right, disappear now.
2018-01-15 16:03
#308
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Okay. Bye. Have a nice day.
2018-01-15 16:08
You too. Hope you were playing.
2018-01-15 16:10
#205
ropz | 
Slovakia ryderawr 
So who would you put infront of him if hes top 7?
2018-01-15 14:50
cold, FalleN, device, NiKo, s1mple, fer, rain...
2018-01-15 16:03
#323
ropz | 
Slovakia ryderawr 
fallen xd s1mple who had 0 achievements with his team, cmon dont be biased
2018-01-15 16:27
It's not a team ranking, achievements of the team may help but not affect.
2018-01-15 22:07
Deserved more <3
2018-01-15 14:10
Definitely deserved this spot, and congratulations on having a breakout year and making a name for yourself on the scene You were my pick to be a future top 20 player since 2015
2018-01-15 14:12
1 - coldzera 2 - Niko 3 - Fer Predicted
2018-01-15 14:12
#105
 | 
Brazil Kio_23 
Congratz for Rain....... A complete player !
2018-01-15 14:13
mah nygaard
2018-01-15 14:13
Lol
2018-01-15 14:39
Lol
2018-01-15 14:39
#107
 | 
Chile pr0per 
finally!!! totally deserved!! rain is one of the most underrated player in the scene.
2018-01-15 14:13
#131
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Should be top 3 mate
2018-01-15 14:20
#160
 | 
Chile pr0per 
Absolutely bro, but its something :)
2018-01-15 14:29
#165
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Those Brazilian stupid fanboys saying fer>Niko lmao what joke.
2018-01-15 14:31
#286
 | 
Brazil Karl_Tanner 
I agree 1. Coldzera 2. Fer 3. Rain
2018-01-15 15:52
#294
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Maybe you're a newfag. But it should have been. 1. Coldzera 2. Niko 3. Rain 4. Fer
2018-01-15 15:55
#312
 | 
Brazil Karl_Tanner 
nope
2018-01-15 16:11
its more easy to be: 1.cold, 2.fer than 2.niko 3.rain sorry dont come with "brazilians delusional" fer>rain a lot non br says that and you know some players put fer above cold rain comments about fer, and says nothing about cold sorry for bad englando
2018-01-15 16:29
And Fallen top 6...What a joke hltv.org Omfg, only whatch to stats, and sk gaming take the throphys !!!
2018-01-15 14:13
#112
 | 
Russia disillusion 
easy for rain
2018-01-15 14:14
#115
 | 
Brazil marcovsk 
#2 fer izi
2018-01-15 14:15
#116
 | 
Poland snaviwnl 
Great riffler, very consistent, always has a huge impact on Faze’s play style. Crazy how he stepped up after roster changes. The longest lasting player in the team and now he’s a beast.
2018-01-15 14:16
Imo rain #3 and fer #4
2018-01-15 14:16
3.Forest 2.Fer 1.Coldzera I dont give a shit about bot Niko()
2018-01-15 14:16
#128
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Can you even spell CS? Lmao.
2018-01-15 14:20
#121
 | 
Greece Poor_Noob 
Fer better than rain? Fking fer? No way..
2018-01-15 14:17
#241
 | 
Tunisia wotup_newfag 
for some reason is rain called budget fer. But rain > Niko
2018-01-15 15:18
he is
2018-01-15 16:34
#126
 | 
Luxembourg Feudalism 
Hell Guess TACO really had a great year if he was better than rain and fer.
2018-01-15 14:19
#274
 | 
Brazil Renan_BR 
I know youre just joking, but TACO won 8 titles in 2017 and were MVP in one of them, so he deserves some respect. Someone has to do the dirty work for SK.
2018-01-15 15:42
#127
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Rain>Fer. 4.Fer 3.Rain 2.Niko 1.Coldzera
2018-01-15 14:20
#130
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
3. Pasha 2.Niko 1.Coldzera
2018-01-15 14:20
Deserved I think that rain, fer and FalleN are in the same level. If any of them was the #3 it would be fair
2018-01-15 14:21
3.niko 2.fer 1.coldzera
2018-01-15 14:22
4 rain.... 3 Fer... 2 Niko.. 1 coldzera. Happy new year!!!
2018-01-15 14:22
#143
 | 
Denmark Whispyy 
Expected
2018-01-15 14:23
lol expected
2018-01-15 14:23
#151
 | 
Philippines HiRoNate 
BEAST! deserved ;D
2018-01-15 14:25
#157
 | 
Brazil Collee 
His CT side is so good. And he plays the hardest T side role. Still think FalleN and maybe device > rain tho
2018-01-15 14:29
#158
 | 
Brazil lopanBR 
Nice Nygaard
2018-01-15 14:29
#162
 | 
Finland Alko^ 
top1 next year :D and niko second
2018-01-15 14:30
top1 electronic top2 s1mple confirmed by electronic (youtube)
2018-01-15 17:13
#163
 | 
Denmark Will_Smith 
Fergod top2
2018-01-15 14:30
Young rain was cute :> why you gotta get fat >:(
2018-01-15 14:31
#166
 | 
Slovakia hribo 
Proud
2018-01-15 14:31
obviously XANTARES gets 1st
2018-01-15 14:33
#180
 | 
United States mers_cs 
8/8 if he was at t1 teams and tournaments
2018-01-15 14:39
#170
 | 
Russia v1p3rrr 
rain>niko :> (and also >fer)
2018-01-15 14:33
I hate Faze but Rain is the most consistent or 2nd most consistent player behind Cold he's been better than Niko. Yes Niko has bigger games but he has duds Rain seems to always do good. 1.Cold 2.Rain
2018-01-15 14:35
1. fer 2. niko 3. cold would fit the rest of the stupid ranking so far :D
2018-01-15 14:35
#173
 | 
Europe trey_ 
nice jk fer<rain always
2018-01-15 14:36
#174
 | 
Chile nachooww 
GPDrain
2018-01-15 14:37
NiKo had a worsest year than rain................
2018-01-15 14:38
#253
 | 
Brazil Renan_BR 
True, also didnt get that.
2018-01-15 15:27
#177
 | 
Lithuania xeNNw0w 
well deserved rain, top1 2018
2018-01-15 14:39
#183
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Should be top 3 lul overrated fer top 3
2018-01-15 14:41
#189
 | 
Europe vasseldomau 
Whats you up, weed or carck?
2018-01-15 14:43
#218
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Rain>Fer
2018-01-15 15:02
#416
 | 
Europe vasseldomau 
In your dreams, yes!! But for me, most of CS fans and HLTV, he isnt
2018-01-15 19:11
#184
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
WELL DESERVED
2018-01-15 14:41
#185
 | 
Europe vasseldomau 
I think Fallen and Kenny were better than Rain. But this guy is an awesome player.
2018-01-15 14:41
#186
 | 
Brazil ovomexido 
LOL and they say SK makes a lot of excuses " i didnt play as much this year " i couldnt see " haha what the fuck is that
2018-01-15 14:42
#213
 | 
Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Where did they (or him) use it as an excuse? So when fer says he was playing with hearing only in 1 ear, it's okay, but when rain says he had an eye infection and he was hardly seeing, then it's excuses? Nice double standards.
2018-01-15 14:56
Just nobrain BR fan
2018-01-15 17:45
#188
 | 
Latvia im da bes 
fer niko cold , they wont put 1 and 2 brazilians
2018-01-15 14:43
#203
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
cold and fallen #1 and #2 2016
2018-01-15 14:50
#296
 | 
Latvia im da bes 
that was 2016 hltv was doing good job XD
2018-01-15 15:55
#190
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
the best csgo player this days wasting his talent in garbage team like faze :c
2018-01-15 14:44
#191
 | 
Europe trey_ 
r a i n s h o w m e u r d i c c p l s
2018-01-15 14:44
#192
 | 
Norway zyxsaje 
rainGOD
2018-01-15 14:44
#193
 | 
Brazil Luca0 
3.fer 2.cold 1.taco confirmed.
2018-01-15 14:45
#194
 | 
Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Deserved. Glad to see him reach the top5, I've been a fan of him since his LC/LGB days, always looked like such a solid and well rounded player. Good to see he found his "place" in this FaZe lineup so he can truly show his potential. He has such a high impact while playing hard spots/roles. The last 3 months I'd even say he's been better than NiKo. Also he's the player, in the whole scene, I've not seen tilt or rage AT ALL. His mental game is insane, nerves of steel. GL in 2k18 rainMONSTA <3
2018-01-15 14:45
#195
 | 
United Kingdom Faceit_Mikey 
3) Astarr 2) Falken 1) RiX
2018-01-15 14:46
deserved
2018-01-15 14:48
Expected/Deserved. But still > than fer imo.
2018-01-15 14:48
#220
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
+1 much better than Fer
2018-01-15 15:02
More than deserved, maybe he should be above Fer, but let's see his analyses tomorrow, then we will be sure who was really the best agressive player last year.
2018-01-15 14:48
"There are no notable downsides to fer's performance in 2017, and he would have been No.1 in the world in some of our previous top 20 editions. But he has to settle for the third spot in the ranking as two players had an even better year than him." Nevermind what I said yesterday, fer was without any doubt better than the rest of the top 20 this year, and also without any doubts better than rain in their agressive style, fer is just a GOD!
2018-01-16 23:03
#202
 | 
China Paracios 
deserved
2018-01-15 14:49
deserved
2018-01-15 14:51
#212
 | 
Russia bugsYsiegel 
3.fer 2.cold 1.+mir
2018-01-15 14:55
Rain > NIko
2018-01-15 14:57
#216
 | 
Sweden 4Sweeeden 
So: 3. Fer 2. NiKo 1. Coldzera Seems fair i guess.
2018-01-15 14:59
#217
 | 
Norway SystRay 
Deserved! Making the vikings proud.
2018-01-15 15:00
#223
 | 
Brazil WWWWWWW 
Deserved
2018-01-15 15:04
This thicc guy used to be fit 2 years ago
2018-01-15 15:04
#227
 | 
Brazil tmzos 
DESERVED. Rain was a beast in the last year.
2018-01-15 15:08
1- coldzera 2- ferGOD 3- NiKo
2018-01-15 15:08
rain deserved top 3
2018-01-15 15:11
Calm beast
2018-01-15 15:12
#236
 | 
World nouman 
he looks like a model without the thiccness
2018-01-15 15:16
#237
 | 
Norway NoregNik 
Real HS machine. Absolute beast!
2018-01-15 15:16
#239
 | 
Poland Aloes 
Fragmovie ESL One Cologne 2015 European Qualifier: rain vs. PENTA It is Top 20 players of 2017 not 2015 going further with your logic olof top 1
2018-01-15 15:17
Everything before the 2017 statistics image is just history and doesn't have to do with his ranking. It does, however, have to do with him as a player, and his journey to where he is now.
2018-01-15 15:49
fck this rating rain #1
2018-01-15 15:20
Honestly rains stats are surprisingly underwhelming. Not sure if deserved.
2018-01-15 15:24
expected and deserved ez top 1. coldzera 2. NiKo 3. fer
2018-01-15 15:24
Great article, but I expected 2nd or 3rd place. 4th is still good. His story is amazing, and so is his personality. I enjoyed reading the whole article.
2018-01-15 15:26
He should be #6. But ok. Now we have: 1-cold 2-fer 3-nikolino
2018-01-15 15:27
"the Norwegian" "the Norwegian" "the Norwegian" "the Norwegian" "the Norwegian" could they not think of any other words to describe him?
2018-01-15 15:28
Congratz budgtet fe... ops rain just kidding, rain > niko in my opinion
2018-01-15 15:28
Rain deserves better then Fer but Kappa keep goinh HLTV
2018-01-15 15:29
nt
2018-01-15 15:39
Lel
2018-01-15 15:39
3-fer 2-Niko 1-Godzera but quite worried that something else funny comes up
2018-01-15 15:33
3. Coldzera 2. Vaczera 1. Godzera
2018-01-15 18:01
upppp :D
2018-01-26 10:51
#259
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
top 5 so expected
2018-01-15 15:34
#263
device | 
Yugoslavia mrmojo 
Deserved. He is a better player than fer no doubt, but SK's success puts fer above him in the ranking which is logical. fer will get #3
2018-01-15 15:37
#264
ropz | 
Czech Republic rusteD 
rainje deserves better
2018-01-15 15:37
rain lower than niko wtf ?
2018-01-15 15:39
#273
 | 
United States Bill_Bait 
HLTV official demolished their tiny last reputation now when they have included an obvious cheated into their ranking. Shameful
2018-01-15 15:40
beast
2018-01-15 15:41
#280
rain | 
Switzerland J_Dizzle 
mahh boooy
2018-01-15 15:44
RAIN IS GOD
2018-01-15 15:46
Deserved af <3 one of my favorite players
2018-01-15 15:54
fat rain >>> skinny rain
2018-01-15 15:55
#299
 | 
Russia Skipoda 
1. Cold 2. Niko 3. Fer
2018-01-15 15:57
+1
2018-01-15 16:02
+1
2018-01-15 16:04
Yea and no one saw this coming at all Kappa
2018-01-15 16:06
#310
 | 
Malaysia byaIi 
deserved
2018-01-15 16:09
#314
 | 
Brazil hunte[R] 
rain played better than niko this year
2018-01-15 16:12
everytime a new player joined he gets better . Kick karrigan and guardian and put in kenny and coldzera ( they dont need an IGL) and we have a tier god team
2018-01-15 16:19
deserved raingod
2018-01-15 16:24
#325
REASTEN | 
Norway Noreg 
deserved <3
2018-01-15 16:29
Boi, surely deserved
2018-01-15 16:30
well deserved
2018-01-15 16:30
#332
Korea yuh 
RAIN LUL fat american
2018-01-15 16:33
#337
 | 
Europe Vallon 
Should've been #3.
2018-01-15 16:42
#340
 | 
Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
Havard what? cmonBruh
2018-01-15 16:44
3. coldzera 2. NiKo 1. fer
2018-01-15 16:44
congratulations MiniLadd
2018-01-15 16:52
#349
 | 
Brazil de_coldzera 
fer 3
2018-01-15 16:52
#352
 | 
Europe S3bjastjan 
3#NEO i belive :D
2018-01-15 16:55
#358
 | 
Finland Cocks 
What does EVP stand for pls help
2018-01-15 17:06
Better than NiKo
2018-01-15 17:07
people that really believed that rain was above fer on this list either is a fucking retard or watched like 3 tournaments the entire year
2018-01-15 17:11
fer will most likely be #3 which is just one ranking above rain, there's definitely arguments to be made that rain should be above fer, why would they be so close in the rankings otherwise?
2018-01-15 17:24
Did you check flag before arguing against this guy?
2018-01-15 19:48
#366
 | 
United States magnog 
3 fer? he's no way in any way shape or form better than rain, this whole system is fucking garbage.
2018-01-15 17:15
#375
 | 
Brazil nozebr 
" Fan of FaZe " LUL
2018-01-15 17:27
#368
 | 
Brazil n1nja93 
rain is a freaking beast! Probably top3 in 2018!
2018-01-15 17:17
the fact that fer is above rain in the rankings is just retarded, is this an individual or team ranking? Like ffs...
2018-01-15 17:22
#376
 | 
Brazil nozebr 
Typical FaZe fangay LUL
2018-01-15 17:28
isn't it ironic to say that when you have a brazilian flag with <3 coldzera?
2018-01-15 17:33
#378
 | 
Brazil nozebr 
But what coldzera have to do with the debate between fer and rain?
2018-01-15 17:35
because coldzera plays in the same team as fer so you obviously are biased towards him, are you dumb or something? And you assumed im a faze fan because i'm a olof fan, right?
2018-01-15 17:38
#380
 | 
Brazil nozebr 
I'm not biased towards him, I'm just not blind . And even a blind know that Fer > Rain this year. Closed /
2018-01-15 17:40
''This is a fact but I won't back it up with any evidence or arguments'' Thanks for the worthless comment :)
2018-01-15 17:49
#384
 | 
Brazil nozebr 
I mean, the evidence and arguments will be show tomorrow, with fer god top 3 post (: Just wait . Have a nice day (:
2018-01-15 17:51
''I'm not biased towards fer'' and says fer god xd But yea, hltv will give their opinion on why fer is #3 but it doesn't necessary mean that its 100% correct, just their opinion.
2018-01-15 17:52
#388
 | 
Brazil nozebr 
hahaha true man, I agree that's just their opinion, but they will show the reasons for that, and show some statistics too. Anyway, lets wait and see if you will be conviced . Have a nice day
2018-01-15 17:56
True, i just don't agree with what you said about someone being retarded if they thought rain should be above fer, I think there's arguments for both of them to be #3 and that its close eitherway. Have a good day you too
2018-01-15 17:58
#391
 | 
Brazil nozebr 
+ 1 . Sorry for my inicial behavior
2018-01-15 18:00
"because coldzera plays in the same team as fer so you obviously are biased towards him" Look in the mirror. Faze won much less "big lan events" compared to sk, and fer with coldzera made most impact for their team, here is your answer
2018-01-15 18:12
And rain had huge impact for his team in pretty much every tournament they won, imo more impact than fer had since coldzera has always been the one with most impact in SK. In my opinion rain has been a more impactful player in 2017 than fer but the difference is that fer has won more titles with SK, however considering that its an individual ranking my opinion is that rain should be above fer.
2018-01-15 18:23
titles he won with a team doesnt mean anything its top players of the year, same thing can be said about fallen being under device
2018-01-15 18:25
Of course it does, at least making it far in tournaments, in the hltv rankings they value performances in late stages of the tournaments alot more than in group stages for example. If they didn't value titles and deep runs into the individual rankings then s1mple would be alot higher.
2018-01-15 18:28
#415
 | 
Myanmar AstralisGoat 
Bro just compare them statt wise Fer is better in every single stat that actually matters, I don't know what you expect really, the fact Rain got ranked this high is actually way more fucked up than Fer getting a higher rank than Rain, Rain is over rated as shit, Fer deserves the spot he gets.
2018-01-15 18:58
deserved, really good player but fer still better
2018-01-15 17:56
Deserved But Rain > Niko
2018-01-15 17:58
no man :(
2018-01-15 18:10
1. xantares 2. aspx 3. pasha
2018-01-15 18:08
1.coldzera 2.niko 3.fer 4.shox ez
2018-01-15 18:09
#400
rain | 
Brazil meggas 
Well done my Nygaard <3
2018-01-15 18:14
Rain, more he eats, more he plays <3
2018-01-15 18:18
#403
 | 
Spain Rekto_Plasm 
He even deserved top 3
2018-01-15 18:24
Fatter he gets the better he plays
2018-01-15 18:26
#420
 | 
Norway Mickey Mouse 
xD true
2018-01-15 19:15
#407
 | 
Norway SkaMathias 
Well deserved Håvard!
2018-01-15 18:26
1.coldzera 2.niko 3.s1mple
2018-01-15 18:34
#411
 | 
Australia nahhh 
rainMONSTA <3 no4 for the year is sick but atm id only put cold above him
2018-01-15 18:45
#412
 | 
Serbia Bazy! 
fer better than rain lul
2018-01-15 18:47
Fer 8 titles in one year LUL
2018-01-15 19:52
#436
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
rain is budget fer lul
2018-01-15 20:28
#413
s1mple | 
Europe dehaka 
deserved
2018-01-15 18:55
#414
 | 
Myanmar AstralisGoat 
Most over rated player of all time imo after GTR ofc.
2018-01-15 18:56
my absolute favourite :) n1
2018-01-15 19:24
#428
 | 
Germany sunnyrain 
proud of ma boi rain
2018-01-15 19:50
Remember when He rekt Astralis on Sydney with a 4K
2018-01-15 19:56
well done ! ! !
2018-01-15 20:07
Deserved for the budget fer! #1 coldzilla #2 NiKo #3 fer
2018-01-15 20:09
fer deserves to be in top3
2018-01-15 20:21
#437
 | 
Brazil fieldset 
NICEEEEEEEEEEE INDEED
2018-01-15 21:20
#438
fer | 
Brazil _DRC_ 
Fer TOP 3???? Oooooh boy, didn't expect it at all lol
2018-01-15 21:20
#440
 | 
Brazil fieldset 
WHAT PLANET DO YOU LEAVE?
2018-01-15 21:29
#442
fer | 
Brazil _DRC_ 
Dude, in some cases, rain would easily deserve the #3. Rain is a fuckin beast. He outplayed in some tournaments in 2k17... In the other hand, fer also is a beast, and won #8 tournaments in the year, so...
2018-01-15 21:41
FIRST !!!!
2018-01-15 21:33
lmao, using internet explorer?
2018-01-15 21:43
yes what's the problem
2018-01-15 21:44
That was close. Maybe next time.
2018-01-16 12:14
deserved <3
2018-01-15 21:44
#448
fer | 
Brazil PauloFlu 
FERGOD TOP 1
2018-01-15 22:16
so much respect for this man <3<3<3<3<3 rain <3<3<3<3<3
2018-01-15 22:32
Ez Cold (1) >> niko (2) Fer (3) >> rain (4) Fallen (6) >> guardian (9) Boltz (18) >> olof (19) Ez for my boys.. again...
2018-01-15 22:50
#472
 | 
Serbia gzgzone 
More like Niko > Cold rain == fer guardian >> fallen olof >>> boltz
2018-01-16 18:43
Nice tey. Look at the ranking
2018-01-16 18:47
I really don't understand why all of these Brazilians feel the urge to point out that fer will be higher ranked than rain. Let's just respect the guy for his performance during last year.
2018-01-15 22:56
#454
 | 
Canada gritabit 
Deserved
2018-01-15 22:57
Håvard "rain" Nigger
2018-01-15 23:28
omg so underrated, rain> cold,fer hltv ranking sucks hard
2018-01-16 04:43
#463
RpK | 
Russia DCoult 
Sorry, Niko, i like you, but this year rain must be in top 3.
2018-01-16 12:54
#464
 | 
Brazil cadik 
deserved for budget fer
2018-01-16 15:26
top 3 when?
2018-01-16 18:02
Cold and Fer and?
2018-01-16 18:32
2018-01-17 17:43
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.