Examining mertz's relentless aggression

As North is getting ready to kick off their cs_summit 2 campaign, we take a look at their new AWPer, Daniel "mertz" Mertz, analyzing how he got to this point and what he will bring to the squad.

Young and talented players rarely get noticed at their first LANs and in their first official matches, they usually endure a few failures and suffer some tough defeats before breaking out and getting recognition. That was not the case of Daniel "mertz" Mertz, however, as he raised eyebrows at his first offline event—the Nordic Masters Season 2 Finals, which were held in February 2016.

A 17-year-old at the time and with just nine HLTV.org matches behind him, mertz attended the LAN with Optimum, his first serious team. He was fragging out with the AWP and finished on top of the scoreboard for his team in all five maps, but Optimum were eliminated in the group stage following losses to Kevin "HS" Tarn's Publiclir.se and Casper "cadiaN" Møller's Preparation.

mertz kicked off his CS:GO career alongside sycrone in Optimum

mertz was the second best-rated player of that event at 1.34 rating and his raw talent was undeniable, but his skills weren't being utilized well enough to earn his side consistent wins, which could be put down to the team's lack of experience. mertz didn't get a lot of support; his Terrorist side play was fairly static, while, on the other hand, he tried to do too much on his own when playing on the CT side.

"Back then, in the 'Optimum period', mertz was the type of player who won us games on his own. Individually, he was something special, he could clutch, frag hard and was able to step up when it mattered the most. His talent was undeniable, he was our standout player, but overall he was very inexperienced back then, we were all young and inexperienced."

"Nordic Masters wasn't the LAN debut we had hoped for, mostly because we as a team didn't show up. He did, however, as he always does when it matters the most. In RGN European Open II and our ESEA Main campaign he practically carried us to top placings."

- Dennis "sycrone" Nielsen, who played with mertz in Optimum 

His star potential earned him a call-up to Team123, who were signed by Alpha before the year's Copenhagen Games, a must-attend event for Danish players on the rise. mertz played well in the BYOC qualifier (1.40 rating), helping his team to secure a spot in the main tournament, but there, both mertz and his team struggled, they lost to Epsilon and CPH Wolves and crashed out with a 0-2 record.

After Copenhagen Games 2016, mertz briefly joined snappi and gla1ve in CPH Wolves

Still, mertz was called up to CPH Wolves after Copenhagen Games, joining the team alongside his current teammate Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså. That was the AWPer's first break-out chance as he played under experienced players such as Danni "smF" Dyg, Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer and Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander.

mertz wasn't able to make the most out of that opportunity, though, as he was cut after just a couple of weeks with the team, in June. At the time, Snappi stated that mertz's main issue was lack of experience, but according to rumors, his lack of dedication and poor work ethic were the main hindrances at the time.

"In mertz, we saw an accurate, fast and explosive AWPer that might just needed the chance to prove himself. We tried him out for a short period of time, but we came to the conclusion that he wasn't ready for the level that we wanted to play on."

"His AWP was on point, but in every other aspect—such as communication, balancing aggression and utility usage—he needed time, and that is something that we didn't have back then."

- smF, mertz's teammate during the brief CPH Wolves period

After his CPH Wolves removal, the Dane wasn't seen competing for a couple of months, finally returning to action in September of 2016. Before the end of the year, mertz represented different teams for brief periods—NewStyle, Fragsport and Singularity—but only became a regular in a squad at the start of 2017, when he rejoined Team123.

That team was soon signed by Chinese organization eFuture and was invited to China Cup 2017 in March, which would be mertz's first LAN since Copenhagen Games 2016. The AWPer stood out for his team there, finishing as eFuture's best player with a 1.10 rating, but their 5-6th placing was disheartening and saw him depart the squad together with another promising prospect, Frederik "acoR" Gyldstrand.

The duo would join North Academy in April, a team where mertz would finally find stability. Copenhagen Games 2017 was the team's first LAN, and mertz proved his worth there, both in the BYOC (1.29 rating) and the main competition (1.18 rating). However, North Academy were not able to secure a great placing at the event, losing to the Swedish mix dreamchasers in the quarter-finals.

The story of mertz putting up big numbers without his team achieving great results would continue at the next three LANs they played. North Academy finished 3rd-4th at Binary Dragons LAN, Cross Border Esport and NGC Masters, with mertz averaging 1.22, 1.39 and 1.25 event ratings, respectively.

mertz's LAN debut for North Academy happened at the CPH Games BYOC

mertz's LAN debut for North Academy happened at the CPH Games BYOC

Even though he was the biggest fragger for North Academy, the team wasn't based around mertz as much as one would expect, which led to some of the same issues his early CS:GO teams had had: they weren't able to convert his frags into wins.

"We didn’t necessarily set up mertz to be the main star of the team, we had more of an overall gameplan. glace and I took more laid back, support roles to try to set up our young players. However, mertz always had free reign if he wanted to take certain peeks or do certain plays, and even though we didn’t build our gameplan only around him, he still managed to put up big numbers consistently. Looking back, we probably should’ve built it more around him, but we had a lot of official games and then there was a long summer break, so we didn’t have that much time to change up our game."

- Frederik "LOMME" Nielsen, mertz's in-game leader in North Academy

LOMME and Nicolai "glace" Jensen, two of the more experienced members of North Academy, were swapped out for Johannes "b0RUP" Borup and sycrone after Cross Border Esport, in October, and with that squad mertz was finally able to break through and qualify for events that featured top teams: the WESG EU&CIS Finals and DreamHack Open Winter. In the qualifiers, the AWPer recorded impressive 1.29 and 1.44 ratings, powering his team to LAN spots.

The AWPer didn't have a great time at WESG and DreamHack Winter

But excitement turned into disappointment quickly, as both LANs went poorly for North Academy, and mertz's streak of five consecutive 1.10+ LAN showings ended after facing higher-tier opposition. Even though the Dane wasn't able to assert himself at the final LANs of 2017, his in-game leader sycrone notes that he improved massively in terms of both team play and work ethic, compared to what he had been like when he broke out in 2016:

"mertz and I often go back in time and discuss our previous escapades together. We've been together on three separate lineups: Optimum, team123/efuture and North Academy. As such, I've have followed his evolution up close from the very beginning of his professional career. After Optimum he has become more realistic about who he is, and what his role is within a team. He was a star player then and still is now, but in his early days he thought the world of himself. He was hubristic, and also still very inexperienced.

"He's never had any issues performing, but since our first time together he has come to learn what it means to be a team player. He's putting more time and effort than ever into all aspects of being a professional, and it's clear to me that he's way more well-rounded in-game, and also more experienced. He has learned how to play off of others and to complement his team with more than just his raw skill. In my opinion, the biggest difference from then to now is his personal development. He's grown into a person that you can truly admire."

- sycrone about mertz's development as a player

mertz ended the year in North Academy, but as Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth put in his Bold Prediction, it was "only a matter of time before he climbs the list". After North's struggle at the Major, the AWPer got a call-up to the main squad, replacing René "cajunb" Borg.

mertz finished 2017 with a 1.22 rating, which is of course fairly inflated by mainly playing against tier two and three opposition. 55% of his kills were made with the AWP as he gets the 'Big Green', either by buying one or as a drop, in almost every gun round. But mertz is also a fairly skilled rifler, capable of holding his own with the M4 or the AK when necessary, and can help his side win pistol rounds as he is proficient with both the USP-S and the Glock.

What we noticed by analyzing his demos from 2017 is that his AWPing style is based on small-to-medium distance flicks, which mertz hits on a consistent basis. Over the years, he has also added more composure to his CT side plays, but can still be too aggressive when holding sites or overzealous in retakes. Even though his fragging for North Academy was very good, those small mistakes saw his peak amount of kills limited—out of 243 matches played in 2017, he only secured 30+ frags in four non-overtime games.

One of the things mertz struggled with in the past was his decision-making when trying to mount a comeback into games, which he, in a way, confirmed in our interview in Barcelona. It seemed that the young star was trying to do too much at times, which is understandable considering that the majority of the weight on his previous teams rested on his shoulders.

Even though he was the obvious choice for North, coming in from their academy team, mertz isn't the only talented Danish AWPer on the market. Heroic's Jakob "JUGi" Hansen is the most notable one, and, unlike the rest of the players on the list, he took on elite teams on a regular basis in 2017. He is also already accustomed to playing at premier LANs and on big stages—where North aim to compete.

A case could be made that JUGi would be a better option for North than mertz, but even if the youngster wanted to leave Heroic—which is not a given—, it is unlikely that the RFRSH-run team would let their AWPer go to a rival squad easily.

The other two Danish snipers on the list—Thomas "Ryxxo" Nielsen and Niels-Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen—, were both easier to acquire for North and easier to compare to mertz, as they all played versus similar opposition in 2017. However, North's new acquisition outshines them both in all relevant categories for an AWPer: mertz takes more opening duels and wins more of them, and his opening kills lead to round wins more often when compared with Ryxxo and NaToSaphiX.

It is fair to say that bringing up mertz was a logical choice for Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen, who had not had a truly dedicated AWPer in his team since parting ways with Nicolaj "Nico" Jensen in 2015.

mertz's addition to the team came at the cost of cajunb. The 28-year-old was known for his AWPing in the past but has moved more and more away from the role under MSL's leadership. However, even though both are AWPers, cajunb and mertz are very different players, which make this roster change far from a straight-forward swap.

To make the statistical comparison of the two players as fair as possible, we limited the data set used to matches they played against "top teams", a loose term used to define a collection of squads that, for example, made ESL Pro League Season 6-7, or attended the ELEAGUE Major 2018. Even with that filter in place, mertz still had a lot of easier matchups than cajunb and most of the games he played were online. Therefore, the numbers shouldn't be used to draw conclusions on which player was better overall, but to see how they differ stylistically.

The first and obvious difference is that, unlike cajunb, who passed the AWP to his teammates at times, mertz is a dedicated AWPer with 0.09 AWP KPR higher than his predecessor. As we already noted, North Academy did well in providing him the sniper as much as possible, so it will be interesting to see if MSL is able to rise to the task and allow mertz to keep his AWP KPR high.

When looking at the entry aspect, the difference between the two players becomes even more apparent. mertz goes for a lot of opening kills (in 28.3% of rounds played), has a great opening kill rating (1.20) and a good portion of rounds his team wins start by him getting a kill (22.3%). cajunb is a more reserved player, and in a way, mertz's aggressive nature makes him more of a replacement for Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke than cajunb.

That, then, begs to question: how will Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye, who was announced as k0nfig's replacement, fit in? As of now, North have their two new men play together on the T side, forming a map-control trio alongside MSL, which could see North have some teething issues until the players get accustomed to each other.

Even though they are solidifying their AWP role, with cajunb leaving the team, North lost their best clutcher. The veteran regularly showed up in the late portions of the round, finishing 1.48% of his rounds with a successful clutch, almost three times more than mertz, who sits at 0.57% in the same category. North will have to find someone to step up in that regard, with Philip "aizy" Aistrup and valde, the team's peripheral players, being the most likely candidates.

Something that can't be forgotten is that mertz still hasn't proved himself on LAN against top-tier opposition. His run with North Academy saw him play great in tournaments such as Copenhagen Games, but he only showed glimpses of that skill at the WESG EU&CIS Finals and DreamHack Open Winter.

North are set to attend two tournaments—cs_summit 2 and IEM Katowice 2018—in the next month, with each of those events stacked with the world's best teams. mertz has already shown what he is capable of, but now it's time to prove that he can pull off the same at the highest level of competition.

Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
597
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.10
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
882
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Denmark Dennis 'sycrone' Nielsen
Dennis 'sycrone' Nielsen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
471
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Thomas 'Ryxxo' Nielsen
Thomas 'Ryxxo' Nielsen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
541
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1599
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
738
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1129
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicolai 'glace' Jensen
Nicolai 'glace' Jensen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
589
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1319
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Frederik 'LOMME' Nielsen
Frederik 'LOMME' Nielsen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
669
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1459
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
901
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1265
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Nicolaj 'Nico' Jensen
Nicolaj 'Nico' Jensen
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
399
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Danni 'smF' Dyg
Danni 'smF' Dyg
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
592
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
#1
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African Union BoyBetterKnow! 
beast
2018-02-08 12:30
#8
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Sweden New@ac@low@id 
Trash
2018-02-08 12:31
#13
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Ukraine LeenReex 
beast
2018-02-08 12:31
Trash
2018-02-08 12:44
beast
2018-02-08 12:47
#33
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Ukraine twil 
trash
2018-02-08 12:48
#36
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Poland Antonsnajper 
trash
2018-02-08 12:52
#70
f0rest | 
Latvia Kroz1ks 
Rly niga ruin train?
2018-02-08 13:42
train ruin niga rly?
2018-02-08 13:58
#91
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Poland Antonsnajper 
rly train niga ruin?
2018-02-08 14:42
ruin niga train rly?
2018-02-08 14:43
#93
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Poland Antonsnajper 
niga ruin train rly?
2018-02-08 14:43
Break
2018-02-08 15:29
mom's spaghetti
2018-02-08 15:35
trashy beast
2018-02-08 16:03
#139
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Other Ame^v^ 
beasted
2018-02-09 04:18
#143
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Ukraine TheVodkaGuy 
trashed
2018-02-10 14:57
beasted
2018-02-11 07:46
trashed
2018-02-11 08:42
#148
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Russia krutoWOW 
beast
2018-02-11 12:57
trashed
2018-02-11 16:21
BEASTEDED
2018-02-13 10:17
#155
s1mple | 
United States blinK_ 
t r a s h e d e d e d
2018-02-14 06:15
beasted
2018-02-16 04:25
#38
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Poland SqumiQ 
Beast
2018-02-08 12:52
beast of trash
2018-02-08 12:53
#72
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Estonia tadoet 
Best of beast of trash
2018-02-08 13:55
#74
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Netherlands ThomCS 
Trash of beast
2018-02-08 13:57
Bestest
2018-02-08 14:08
Bestest beast
2018-02-08 14:31
#95
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Finland Suppp 
Beastest
2018-02-08 14:46
Beastmazmest
2018-02-08 15:29
Unbeastable
2018-02-08 18:26
untrashble
2018-02-08 21:36
#119
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North America YungKDP 
Up Next: Examining kNgV's relentless aggression
2018-02-08 16:21
Prove it or i kill u
2018-02-08 17:36
beast
2018-02-08 18:13
#140
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Other Ame^v^ 
trash
2018-02-09 04:23
Beasts
2018-02-13 19:34
Lol
2018-02-13 12:02
I have played with this guy years ago and now he made it
2018-02-16 07:55
#2
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Poland cGev 
What
2018-02-08 12:30
#3
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Bulgaria evilbg 
3rd, mom get the camera
2018-02-08 12:31
Thought it was Dennis news.....
2018-02-08 12:30
sick article!
2018-02-08 12:30
article! sick
2018-02-08 13:14
sick article! I love these type of articles!
2018-02-08 12:31
nice
2018-02-08 12:31
#9
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Austria Phil_1337 
lol
2018-02-08 12:31
#10
RpK | 
France hltvuser1 
Good luck mertz
2018-02-08 12:31
#11
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
RIP his PC
2018-02-08 12:31
#12
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United Kingdom drackula 
mode
2018-02-08 12:31
RUTHLESS AGGRESSION
2018-02-08 12:31
Beasty
2018-02-12 22:59
#16
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Germany Cedrew 
mmhh
2018-02-08 12:31
#17
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United States ARKTYC 
cs_summit 2 HYPEE
2018-02-08 12:31
Sick
2018-02-08 12:32
#19
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Sweden aer1aL 
was expecting a twitter post, disappointed.
2018-02-08 12:32
Imb4 get kicked like fitch after gets figured out.
2018-02-08 12:33
onliner
2018-02-08 12:38
"The 28-year-old was known for his AWPing in the past but has moved more and more away from the role under MSL's leadership" ??? MSL forced Cajun to awp which literally destroyed him as a player, he used to be a decent hybrid but he was never "known for his awping"
2018-02-08 12:38
I was thinking the same upon reading.
2018-02-08 13:21
+1000
2018-02-08 14:21
John Cena and Rutless agression
2018-02-08 12:39
wont do shit probably
2018-02-08 12:40
The new budget fer?
2018-02-08 12:40
He has almost nothing in common with fer.
2018-02-08 13:22
#102
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Romania silksz12 
budget fallen
2018-02-08 15:10
#28
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Brazil Tkkchrist 
Good stats, didn't know what to expect, but lookin what he made last season, i just wish the best for him. GLHF.
2018-02-08 12:40
He did nothing last season. Playing versus tier 4 is nothing. He's a typical overrated North Academy player. Bunch of nobodies.
2018-02-08 14:35
#113
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Brazil Tkkchrist 
He has just 19yo. Even in a t4, he has good stats and got the opportunity in a high tier team, thats what hltv.org is trying to show for us.
2018-02-08 16:01
HLTV is trying to show because he is Danish. The stats are almost similar in some aspect as Cajun and Cajun sucks with the AWP lol.
2018-02-08 16:05
Interesting point that he might is more of a replacement for konfig than cajub.
2018-02-08 12:41
+1
2018-02-08 13:07
Danish bias leaking :D seriously though I think is too soon for that kind of analysis
2018-02-08 12:43
#128
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North America samiface 
people are probably overanalysing north right now because of their roster shakeups but overall it's interesting to know his roots and maybe set some expectations for their performance
2018-02-08 18:10
Daniel "mertz" Mertz Ivan "petrov" Petrov
2018-02-08 12:51
Gabriel "toledo" Toledo
2018-02-08 12:52
Vincent "cevroni schopenhauer" Cervoni Schopenhauer
2018-02-08 12:54
haHA nice one
2018-02-08 12:55
ty
2018-02-08 12:55
#142
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Malta Yarrak 
Nice life u have
2018-02-09 14:18
#37
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Austria gex0r 
Professeur on fire lately
2018-02-08 12:52
i hope msl wont destroy his potential
2018-02-08 12:53
#56
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Sweden Akoulad 
He doesn't have any potential.
2018-02-08 13:17
LMAO, best awper in denmark after jugi
2018-02-08 17:32
#124
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Sweden Akoulad 
Then denmark is fucked, sorry
2018-02-08 17:32
#44
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United States OrangeTM 
This article is amazingly written!
2018-02-08 12:56
Random af article but still good read
2018-02-08 12:57
Comparing his 2017 stats (mainly vs t3/4 teams) with other players who play vs t1/2 team is totally fair bro. Sure.
2018-02-08 13:01
thought this was an elmapuddy video xD
2018-02-08 13:02
overrated trash.......... that played vs tier 9 teams.... Watched him vs Na'vi and Gambit, was awful. Don't see this guy being anything in 2018
2018-02-08 13:07
why sk fans are so toxic? no one said he is top 1 or something, and overrated? who the fuck knew him before being in north?
2018-02-08 13:27
a lot of people saying hes the next " Device ", sick ass talent and top 20 2018, no way near... guy is overhyped by the community with 0 results and has been dogshit sofar
2018-02-08 13:31
and there is nothing wrong with that.. he has the potenial and the time to be one of the best awpers in the world, but you are sk fan so you will never use your brain, don't reply to me again
2018-02-08 13:36
#104
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Brazil GuiHawk 
You are wrong, and he is a piece of shit.
2018-02-08 15:13
#112
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Denmark BrokenW 
Why so mad bro ?
2018-02-08 15:38
I want more of this. What an awesome article. I would pay to be a subscriber if HLTV could come up with these kinds of articles more often.
2018-02-08 13:08
lol?
2018-02-08 16:05
#51
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Pakistan perth 
if you want relentless aggression call your mom fat
2018-02-08 13:14
#54
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Sweden Akoulad 
WHo cares about this overrated trash?
2018-02-08 13:16
you mean cajunb , right?
2018-02-08 13:29
#63
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Sweden Akoulad 
Is this article about CajunB?
2018-02-08 13:30
but "this overrated trash" description perfectly suits cajunb
2018-02-08 13:32
#66
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Sweden Akoulad 
And mertz...
2018-02-08 13:32
#55
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France Kabby 
T H I C C
2018-02-08 13:16
#59
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Denmark blamse 
Beast
2018-02-08 13:25
talk about anger management…
2018-02-08 13:29
These "news" is a fucking joke lmao Hltv danish bias at its finest
2018-02-08 13:33
Who will read this, which jobless?
2018-02-08 13:39
trash north academy-s thrower scrub in pro scene rofl
2018-02-08 13:51
#73
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Turkey Realtyy 
Trash. overrated player
2018-02-08 13:57
#75
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Mongolia justice11 
clutchB
2018-02-08 13:59
#77
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Austria kakafu 
good read, i like the articel and good luck to mertz
2018-02-08 14:00
This a very good article Professeur awesome content keep it coming
2018-02-08 14:00
#79
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Denmark megz 
Interesting reading, altho I have to disagree with cajunb going away from the awp under MSL, its the exact opposite that happened!
2018-02-08 14:07
#81
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Brazil FuRiouSzZ 
Why HLTV is sucking mertz's ball's?? Is he related with anyone from HLTV??
2018-02-08 14:12
It's a Danish owned site what do you expect from bunch of cock suckers? Lul
2018-02-08 14:32
#94
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Brazil FuRiouSzZ 
oh yeah, my bad =/
2018-02-08 14:44
#109
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Turkey Thunderball 
+1 there are other oppers who can devolop in the future but ofc hltv pick the danish one..
2018-02-08 15:31
#132
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Denmark Notallama 
The main question on HLTV and the subreddit has been "Who is Mertz". If another top20 team picked up a huge talent which nobody seems to know who is, there would most likely be an analysis. Mertz is, imo, the biggest talent on the Danish scene by quite a bit. Howeber. I'd really like to see more of these articles about other talents. They are top notch.
2018-02-08 20:09
He looks like a young version of Trace LOL:LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
2018-02-08 14:18
Nice article!
2018-02-08 14:26
Overrated.
2018-02-08 14:32
#89
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Europe andyy_ 
Overrated
2018-02-08 14:35
Great article. Thx bye
2018-02-08 14:40
Am I going insane or does his right eye appear significantly bigger than his left in his profile shot?
2018-02-08 14:49
Guys lets see him fail first at his "first big event" with a completley New lineup before We Call him overrated.
2018-02-08 14:51
This is hands down the best player story/analysis I ever read. I especially liked the later playstyle parts. Gj professeuuur.
2018-02-08 14:52
FAKE K0NFIG
2018-02-08 14:56
#103
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Finland ginbay 
Cajunb>all ... North won't make it whatever.
2018-02-08 15:11
who
2018-02-08 15:20
im really sad to read the demeaning lines of "tier 2-3 opposition" in an article. now you have given these insulting terms a validity. thanks prof. shit move imo.
2018-02-08 15:25
No sense to compare mertrz stats with cajunb or jugi. They play against completely different type of opponents.
2018-02-08 16:04
#118
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Norway BigCannon 
Another Subroza
2018-02-08 16:11
o.O
2018-02-08 16:24
#121
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Seems very promise! Good luck, but not against my team! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-02-08 16:28
LOL
2018-02-08 16:49
rip in 3 months
2018-02-08 17:34
lmao
2018-02-08 23:30
great
2018-02-08 17:49
#131
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North America samiface 
i find it very amusing that the swedes wake up to shit on danish articles
2018-02-08 19:00
#133
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United States cananigfrag 
I think he is ONE FOR THE FUTURE. Anyone agree?
2018-02-08 20:34
Thanks for a great indepth article. I hope you do more of these on upcoming players that we don't know too much about yet. Great work.
2018-02-08 21:56
why do people hate on unproven players so much lol. isnt it better for the scene & viewers if theres more exciting players to watch? hope he develops into a great player
2018-02-08 23:45
I'm guessing most of them are at a certain age where their hormones are raging and they feel a need to vent all that energy and sound a bit edgy at the same time. But I dunno. It would explain a lot though.
2018-02-09 00:50
expected from fan of coldblooded player
2018-02-11 08:42
God
2018-02-09 08:31
I don't agree with all the comparisons, but overall this is a great article. Love stuff like this.
2018-02-10 20:06
Cajunb was better.
2018-02-11 22:57
-_* - mertz
2018-02-17 00:33
WHO ? k lol
2018-02-17 17:53
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