StarSeries i-League S4 and IEM Katowice: the EVPs

We took a look back at SL i-League StarSeries Season 4 and IEM Katowice and went through the numbers to reveal our EVPs of these two international tournaments.

StarSeries and IEM Katowice, the two big events of February, ended with unlikely winners, mousesports and fnatic, respectively, with both teams fending off some serious competition to take the crown. If you want to know more about these two tournaments, you can read our "winners and losers" feature written by Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin in the aftermath of the Polish tournament.

Natus Vincere star Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of StarSeries, making history by being the first player to earn such a distinction despite not being on the winning team. Even if his numbers did not add up to team success, the 20-year-old was in stunning form, with his 1.32 rating, 100 opening kills and 19 clutches won just some of his most impressive feats.

IEM Katowice winners fnatic had two EVPs and the MVP

In Katowice, it was Robin "flusha" Rönnquist who stood out from the bunch. The 24-year-old had the highest tournament rating at 1.32 and propelled fnatic to win the tournament with a team-leading 1.30 rating in the grand final against FaZe, in which he pulled off two sensational clutches on Train.

We now reveal who the Exceptionally Valuable Players (EVPs) of these two events were. These are players who stood out from the pack, either by performing consistently on a high level or by putting in great displays in big matches that led to team success.

Below is the list of our EVPs for StarSeries Season 4 and IEM Katowice, with each player's nickname linking to the part of the article describing his performance:

HLTV.org's EVP Picks (by order)
SL i-League StarSeries Season 4 IEM Katowice
Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač
Finland Miikka "suNny" Kemppi Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács
Estonia Robin "ropz" Kool Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic
Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev Sweden Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač Sweden William "draken" Sundin
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire United States Timothy "autimatic" Ta
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David
Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga  
Netherlands Chris "chrisJ" de Jong  

Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač - StarSeries & IEM Katowice

Just like at the Major, NiKo had a dominant showing in the Swiss stage of StarSeries, averaging a 1.34 rating, but his level dropped off a bit when it came to the playoffs (1.14), even though he was still FaZe’s second-best player in the knockout rounds.

NiKo’s most memorable performance came in FaZe’s 2-0 thrashing of Cloud9 as he averaged a team-leading 1.62 Rating and 99.5 damage per round, but he also acquitted himself well against Renegades in the quarter-finals (1.39 rating). He ended the tournament with a very high 1.44 rating in map victories in matches his team won, but he could not perform at his usual level on the maps that his team eventually lost in the semi-finals and in the third-place decider.

The Bosnian then stepped it up another notch as he played at a very high level in FaZe’s runner-up finish at IEM Katowice, beginning the tournament with a bang as he put in a 2.70 rating against ORDER. Not only was he the best player in the group stage, boasting an incredible 1.51 rating, but he was also a very consistent performer in the playoffs, in which his 1.23 rating ranked him third, behind MVP flusha and NiP’s William "draken" Sundin.

NiKo had the highest Impact rating of all players, 1.49, the highest rating in map wins that led to series victories, 1.48, and the highest number of maps with 1.30+ ratings, nine, one more than MVP flusha, who, however, played two games fewer than the Bosnian.

In the end, the 21-year-old made the tournament leaderboards in 11 different categories, leading five of them, including opening kills (57), kills per round (0.87) and KDD (+86).

Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David - StarSeries & IEM Katowice

coldzera was in stunning form at the StarSeries event, where he had the highest rating of the Swiss stage (1.38) after putting in 1+ ratings in all nine games SK played, including in the two the Brazilians lost to mousesports. In the quarter-final match against Liquid, he was SK's second-best performer, with a 1.07 rating, but had the highest KDD of his team (+8).

Of the 12 maps that SK played in Kiev, coldzera had 1.30+ ratings in six of them, which goes to show how dominant he was despite his team’s shortcomings. He had the second-highest T rating of the tournament (1.44) and the best rating in map wins that led to series victories (1.45), while his opening duel success rated him fifth overall.

SK travelled to Katowice hoping to end their title drought, but they crashed out in the group stage following defeats to Astralis and Cloud9. coldzera still had reasons to smile, however, as he put in a 1.23 rating (15% higher than the team’s average) and an 81.9 ADR, and pulled off five 1vsX situations won.

coldzera was the hardest player to kill of the tournament, with 0.57 deaths per round, and he had 1+ ratings in eight of the nine maps he played, three of which with ratings higher than 1.30. With such performances, it should come as no surprise to see him on the list of IEM Katowice EVPs even though his team did not make the playoffs.

Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic - StarSeries & IEM Katowice

NAF continued his streak of big performances on LAN at StarSeries, where he averaged a 1.23 rating, the fourth highest overall and 13% above Liquid’s average, playing a key role in the team’s third-place run in Kiev.

The Canadian player was Liquid’s best player in both the Swiss stage (1.26 rating) and in the playoffs (1.12), with his CT side rating (1.36) being surpassed only by Dan "apEX" Madesclaire’s (1.48). Together with s1mple, he was the player with the most PotM picks by HLTV.org, seven, and he was second in 1vsX situations won, with 12, the same as teammate Nick "nitr0" Cannella.

NAF, who finished half of the maps he played with ratings higher than 1.30, also had one of the highest ADRs of the tournament (89.0, fourth) and was the only player who did not reach the grand final and that still features in the opening kills leaderboard, with 76 (third).

In Katowice, he completely outshined his teammates, putting in a 1.20 rating (21% higher than Liquid’s average), and an 88.5 ADR, the fourth highest overall. He boasted a high 1.24 Impact Rating, while his 1.45 rating in map wins was unmatched (flusha came very close, with 1.44).

He was one of the top five performers in the double-elimination group stage, with an average 1.27 rating, topping the scoreboard in each of Liquid’s matches including in the 1-2 defeat to Astralis, a series in which he was the team’s only player with a 1+ rating. When it came to the playoffs, his rating dropped to 1.11 - still only second only to Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken’s 1.13 in the team.

Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný - StarSeries 

oskar was one of the frontrunners in the race for the MVP award at StarSeries and, if it was not for s1mple’s jaw-dropping level, the Czech veteran would most likely have taken the medal.

The 26-year-old ended 17 of the 22 maps he played in Kiev with 1+ ratings, peaking in mousesports’ 16-2 thrashing of G2 in the group stage, in which he posted a 2.04 rating - curiously, in his worst series of the tournament (1.04 rating).

oskar had a 1.17 rating at at StarSeries (joint best on mousesports with Miikka "suNny" Kemppi), but what makes his run so memorable was the fact that he stepped up immensely in the knockout stages of the tournament, going from a 1.15 rating in the Swiss stage to a 1.22 rating in the playoffs - the third highest overall, only behind s1mple’s 1.38 and Håvard "rain" Nygaard’s 1.28.

The Czech player was notably the best AWPer of the tournament, averaging 0.48 kills per round with the 'Big Green', which put him ahead of other big names like Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács (0.43) and even s1mple (0.41). He was also by far mousesports’ best player on the Terrorist side with a 1.26 rating - his closest suitor being Robin "ropz" Kool at 1.14.

Finland Miikka "suNny" Kemppi - StarSeries 

suNny was one of mousesports’ top performers in Kiev, averaging a 1.17 rating, the same as oskar, but, unlike his Czech teammate, he performed better in the groups (1.19 rating) than in the playoffs (1.15).

And while his tournament rating was on par with oskar’s, it must be noted that he had mousesports’ highest impact rating (1.25, almost 15% higher than the team’s average), averaged the highest damage per round (81.6) of the team and was also their best player on the CT side (1.22 rating). The Finnish player also had four PotM (Player of the Map) picks, twice as many as oskar.

The 23-year-old led the tournament charts in terms of total headshots (216), together with teammate ropz, but, more importantly, he was second in opening kills (78) and fourth in assists (86).

Estonia Robin "ropz" Kool - StarSeries 

ropz is the third mousesports player to make the list after averaging a 1.15 rating - just slightly lower than teammates oskar’s and suNny’s 1.17.

Consistency seems to be the word for the Estonian, who was the only player on mousesports who never went below the 0.85 rating mark in a game while having seven games with 1.3+ ratings - just as many as oskar and only two fewer than suNny. He was also one of just two mouz players who performed better in the playoffs (1.21) than in the Swiss stage (1.15), and he was ranked second in the team on the CT (1.17 rating) and the T (1.14) sides.

The 18-year-old stood out in mousesports’ last two matches in Kiev, against Liquid and Natus Vincere, topping the scoreboard on all but two of the final six maps that his team played en-route to the title.

Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev - StarSeries 

Counter-Strike fans were treated to quite the show in January, when flamie delivered a 2.99 rating on Mirage against Quantum Bellator Fire. And while he did not play at the same level he had at the ELEAGUE Major, his performances for the losing finalist at StarSeries were solid enough to warrant his second EVP nod of the year.

flamie had the second-highest tournament rating on Na`Vi at StarSeries - 1.09 -, and it is worth mentioning that he elevated his game in the playoffs, in which he averaged a 1.17 rating (going up from just 1.03 in the Swiss stage). He was the team’s best player in the semi-final series against FaZe (1.39 rating, 100.5 ADR), while also raising eyebrows on Train against Astralis (2.00 rating, 122 ADR) and on Overpass against mousesports (1.54 rating, 96 ADR).

The Russian talent was the only Na`Vi player apart from s1mple to end the tournament with a positive KDD (+21), and he was ranked first in the team in terms of deaths traded (22.3%) and KAST (73.0%).

Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard - StarSeries 

rain earned his first EVP nod of 2018 after averaging a 1.14 rating  second only to NiKo’s 1.16 in FaZe. But while the Bosnian blew everyone away in the Swiss stage with a 1.34 rating, the Norwegian stole the show in the knockout stages, in which his 1.28 rating was only surpassed by s1mple’s (1.38).

The 23-year-old was FaZe's top performer in the semi-final match against Natus Vincere, in which he averaged a 1.26 rating, putting in +1 ratings even in his team's 16-7 beatings on Overpass and Train.

rain had three PoTM picks in the tournament  two more than NiKo and had the highest ADR (83.0) and Impact rating (1.19) in the team. He also led the way in terms of opening kills (49), even though his success ratio in this specific area (55.1%) was slightly lower than NiKo’s (57.8%) and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer’s (56.3%).

France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire - StarSeries 

apEX reminded everyone of just how explosive he can be as he impressed in StarSeries’ Swiss stage, firing G2 to the playoffs with a 1.35 rating, the second-highest overall. The French team crashed out in the playoffs after just one match, but it was certainly not because of apEX, who put in a 1.19 rating in the 0-2 defeat to mousesports.

He was selected as the PotM in half of his team's six map wins and finished seven of the ten maps he played with 1.30+ ratings. His 96.5 ADR, 1.48 CT Rating and 0.21 assists per round were unmatched, while he was also in the top five in many other stats categories, including rating (1.32), kills per round (0.84) and KAST (75.9%).

Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga - StarSeries 

fer is the second SK player to deserve an EVP mention after impressing in SK’s quarter-final run in Kiev. He had the team’s second-highest rating in the Swiss stage, 1.24 and was their top performer in the quarter-final loss to Liquid (1.17 rating and 92.4 ADR).

Despite the fact that his KDD (+26) was significantly lower than coldzera’s and Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo’s, fer had by far the highest ADR (88.6, fourth highest overall) and Impact rating (1.42) on the team, which he also led when it came to opening kills (48 total with a 60.8% success ratio).

Netherlands Chris "chrisJ" de Jong - StarSeries 

chrisJ’s inclusion on this list may seem odd to some, given his fairly low event rating (1.05), but he stood out at times for his team and had four PotM nods, just as many as suNny and ropz, and two more than oskar.

One of those times was in the grand final game on Mirage, where he rescued his team to take the series to a third map. But he hit a few more peaks in Kiev, posting a 1.82 rating against Virtus.pro on Mirage, and 1.50+ ratings in the decisive Train games against Cloud9 and Liquid.

The Dutchman’s 1.14 Impact rating and 73 opening kills were the second-highest on mousesports, while his percentage of traded deaths (24.0%) was the best of the team.

Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson - IEM Katowice 

Up until the grand final of IEM Katowice, KRIMZ was one of the two main contenders for an MVP award alongside NiKo. He has been fnatic's best player for months now and he continued to show why throughout the tournament, averaging a 1.26 rating thanks to all-round great play on the 10 maps the Swedes won (1.00+ rating in all of them) out of 13 in total.

KRIMZ hit a few huge peaks along the way  one in each series up until the final: 1.73 rating in the 16-10 win on Mirage against G2, 1.78 rating on Inferno against FaZe in the match for first place in groups, and 1.78 rating on Mirage in the semi-final versus Liquid. He contributed greatly in the grand final as well — particularly in the three maps fnatic won —, but, in the end, flusha overtook his teammate following an incredible carry performance in the best-of-five series to earn the MVP medal.

KRIMZ placed in the top-five of several leaderboards, including overall rating (third highest), ADR (88.9, third most), KPR (0.83, third most), KAST (75.9%, fourth most), and even clutches won (6, tied fourth).

Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács - IEM Katowice 

Like KRIMZ, GuardiaN was the second-best player of his team, with only NiKo surpassing him. The Slovakian AWPer was simply a stable player all the way through, having recorded two out of 15 maps only slightly below 1.00 rating for an overall 1.18 rating.

GuardiaN seemed impervious to pressure. Two series in which he stood out in particular were the close ones; the match for a spot in the quarter-finals against Cloud9 (1.26, +25 KDD) and the best-of-five grand final (1.11, +16 KDD).

It should come as no surprise that he was the best AWPer of the tournament with the most AWP kills per round (0.48) by quite some margin, but he was also a high-impact player thanks to his clutches (8 won, tied first) and well-above-average numbers in opening duels and multi-kills.

Sweden Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson - IEM Katowice

Lekr0 was fnatic's third-best player at IEM Katowice in almost every regard, standing in the middle of the pack in each match with an overall 1.14 rating following solid contribution to fnatic's title-winning campaign

As flusha and KRIMZ surpassed him in most ways each step of the event, Lekr0 was never in contention for the MVP award. However, the Swede did stand out in two regards: he was one of the very best players on the Terrorist side (1.25 rating, highest in fnatic and third highest overall) and he had plenty of success in opening duels (65.2%, third highest).

Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz - IEM Katowice 

After a poor Major performance, device recovered well at StarSeries and IEM Katowice, particularly at the latter tournament, propelling Astralis to the playoffs after wins over Renegades, SK, and Liquid.

The return to the AWP seemed to put the 22-year-old back in his comfort zone, as he averaged a 1.29 rating throughout groups, leading Astralis to the semi-finals in the series against the Brazilians and the North American squad.

Although device dropped off in the top-four stage versus FaZe — just as the rest of the team did —, he still finished the event as the fourth-best fragger overall (0.80 KPR) as well as one of the best with the AWP (0.41 AWP KPR, tied second). A lot of his impact came from opening up the rounds for his team with 0.14 opening kills per round and putting up multi-kills (in 21.7% of rounds).

Sweden William "draken" Sundin - IEM Katowice 

Another sniper with plenty of impact in his team's showing at IEM Katowice was draken, who helped NiP reach quarter-finals in their debut with Dennis "dennis" Edman, as they defeated ORDER, G2, and North in series on the way to playoffs.

The young AWPer played particularly well in the deciding series against the Danes (1.29 rating, 19:5 in opening duels) and in the Liquid quarter-final, where he was by far NiP's best player (1.28 rating, 15:8 in opening duels), especially on Overpass and Mirage.

Opening up rounds for his team was generally what draken excelled at, with second-most opening kills per round (0.17) and the second-highest success in opening duels (65.4%), alongside the fifth-highest rating (1.21) overall.

United States Timothy "autimatic" Ta - IEM Katowice 

autimatic continues to prove that he is currently Cloud9's best player in somewhat of a tough period following the Americans' win at the ELEAGUE Major. Although he looked in better form at StarSeries, he received the EVP mention for Katowice due to his performance leading to a playoff finish.

The 21-year-old once again outperformed the rest of the team in Poland and was the main reason Cloud9 pulled off a win against SK in their group's deciding match, putting up 1.61 and 1.31 ratings on the close affairs on Mirage and Inferno, respectively. Even though the team fell short in the FaZe quarter-final, autimatic also played a big part in Cloud9's efforts on the decider, Inferno, which went to double overtime.

Overall, autimatic stood out in damage per round (85.7, fifth highest) and in CT side rating (1.30). His performance was simply the biggest reason Cloud9 made it to the playoffs, with a 1.40 rating in the team's wins.

It is worth mentioning that the North American came very close to earning an EVP mention for his performances at StarSeries, where he posted some incredible stats despite Cloud9 bowing out of the tournament in the Swiss stage: 1.32 rating, +47 KDD, 92.0 ADR, 1.44 impact rating, and seven out of ten maps with 1.30+ ratings.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1155
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1041
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
966
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
648
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1464
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
867
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1172
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
#1
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Slovakia Sleev 
Nice
2018-03-10 13:15
#34
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Brazil Noice_boyzZ 
Why is no one saying cold is stuck in a bad team like they say with s1mple...? :> 4Head
2018-03-10 14:11
#38
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Brazil Nickzim 
Because this is the second tournment they lost too early and with this same team he already won 3 major tier tournaments in less than 3 months.
2018-03-10 14:45
Becaudr simple is god tier but cold is only good
2018-03-10 17:19
#54
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Brazil Noice_boyzZ 
Yet, Cold has 8x more tournaments win than s1mple :>
2018-03-10 19:55
Talking about 2016 and 2017 in 2018 OMEGALUL
2018-03-10 19:59
#56
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Brazil Noice_boyzZ 
Yet, in 2018, cold will win 8x more tournaments than s1mple :>
2018-03-10 20:01
0x0 is 0 my friend
2018-03-10 20:38
8x more tournaments than p1mple , and u say 0 x , that means s1mple will won 0 tournaments
2018-03-10 21:03
Hard to win with Botward
2018-03-10 21:11
That's true
2018-03-10 22:00
#65
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
And BOT Zeus
2018-03-10 22:28
NaVi better in 2018 than SK haha Maybe if coldzera stopped just baiting boltz and taco they could get somewhere
2018-03-11 01:35
#77
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Netherlands Deji 
Why is your question not related to the guy you replied to?
2018-03-12 22:26
#80
allu | 
United States muffinner 
bcuz cold has won a gazillioon tournaments in the last two years and sk is just in a slump right now, where as navi hasnt won anything in a while and he carries his shit team every game
2018-03-19 16:34
#36
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CIS Ninja2k 
useless news.
2018-03-10 14:15
Nice
2018-03-10 13:16
First?
2018-03-10 13:16
#4
kissmyass | 
Denmark raaVz 
finally
2018-03-10 13:16
coldzera niko and NAF in the same level
2018-03-10 13:34
#5
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Poland ramones1 
nice
2018-03-10 13:16
LOL
2018-03-10 13:16
#7
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Lithuania Tocha 
nice
2018-03-10 13:16
#8
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
auti? really?
2018-03-10 13:23
#9
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Ukraine 69Leveee 
S!MPLE?!?!?!?!?!
2018-03-10 13:17
s1mple was mvp s4
2018-03-10 13:19
#14
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Sweden Rexz 
this is EVP Picks, s1mple was MVP in starseries and did not attend katowice
2018-03-10 13:19
name checks out
2018-03-10 13:24
#75
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United States TheYusa16 
lool
2018-03-11 16:16
#27
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
expected from conflict area brain
2018-03-10 13:33
#46
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Singapore Wadufuk 
+1
2018-03-10 16:05
Flamie top 1 <3
2018-03-10 13:18
drak0k0
2018-03-10 13:19
#13
cajunb | 
CIS spk13 
devve king <3
2018-03-10 13:19
NO STEWIE?????!?????
2018-03-10 13:21
Name checks out
2018-03-10 13:26
Name checks out
2018-03-10 21:05
ez for the #1 awp player nicolai "dev1ce" reedtz
2018-03-10 13:24
#18
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Sweden EraXYT 
Nice
2018-03-10 13:24
#19
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United States Jack1CS 
no one from rng i cry everytime
2018-03-10 13:24
#20
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Malaysia byaIi 
Lekr0
2018-03-10 13:26
#22
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Poland Hamadoshi 
flusha?
2018-03-10 13:26
#23
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Poland Hell2k 
mvp?
2018-03-10 13:28
#25
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Poland Hamadoshi 
oh yup
2018-03-10 13:29
#30
kebab | 
Turkey Styyx 
He didnt flush the toilet
2018-03-10 13:42
#24
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Poland Hell2k 
Naf the best
2018-03-10 13:28
devve<3
2018-03-10 13:32
#29
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
god NiKo <3
2018-03-10 13:36
#35
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Brazil Noice_boyzZ 
Finals choker xaxacacaca
2018-03-10 14:12
#37
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
0/8
2018-03-10 14:45
Free cold
2018-03-10 13:43
such players much awards
2018-03-10 13:45
hope u'll continue posting this EVP thread after big events
2018-03-10 14:06
We wil ;)
2018-03-10 15:27
will u some day add 2014-2015 titles to player profiles? for example fnatic won like 18 great events but players have only 10 mentioned
2018-03-10 16:37
I believe so, including MVPs for those events.
2018-03-10 17:48
atleast from what i remember SLTV StarSeries X Finals FACEIT Season 2 Finals ESWC 2014 ESEA Season 17 Global Finals DH Tours 2015 DH Summer 2015 Gfinity 2015 Spring Masters 2 and MVPs from such big tournaments like EPL Finals both 1st and 2nd Seasons, FACEIT 3 at DH Winter 2015
2018-03-10 18:38
#53
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Brazil hugoooo 
18 great events trough 2014 and 2015!??? What do you consider a 'great event'??
2018-03-10 19:29
18 great events during all time great event is an event with most of top teams of that time taking part in it
2018-03-10 21:02
#62
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Brazil hugoooo 
Prize poll is irrelevant?
2018-03-10 21:51
ofc tournaments back the had less money, but winning tournaments wasnt easier and prestige is the same, so thats all top tournaments (ofc if most of top teams were there)
2018-03-10 22:04
#66
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Brazil hugoooo 
...I mean, ESWC 2014 had 40k prize poll. ESWC 2006 had 160k.
2018-03-11 01:04
who cares? it had fnatic, LDLC, VP, Na'Vi, Titan, IBP and all other top teams of that time
2018-03-11 12:11
ofc it is rofl
2018-03-11 13:35
#39
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Czech Republic Oskaraswell 
Oskar MVP for me. Oné of the best players atm!
2018-03-10 14:54
#40
chrisJ | 
Netherlands MAScott 
chrisJ getting an EVP <3
2018-03-10 15:09
#42
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Bangladesh N0SP4C3 
IMO automatic deserves one for startseries as well. I know c9 didn't make the playoffs but automatic was a beast during the gruop stage. Had a rating of 1.32 or something like that. Sadly noone on his team stepped up like him
2018-03-10 15:36
#45
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Australia JingleBells 
+1
2018-03-10 15:48
I disagree I think that evps should only be awarded for playoff runs
2018-03-11 01:32
finally Chris, gj.
2018-03-10 15:37
Noice
2018-03-10 15:48
#49
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Norway anMu 
Sure hltv babysitting and forcing SK to us and preparing ground for cold for another #1 in 2018??? Sorry but this is just joke giving EVP to someone who bomb out in groups despite having good stats *cough* baiting *cough*. I can already see article about cold in next year’s top20 where you say “but he is our #X because he got x MVPs and 973 EVPs. EVP should really go to players that played their hearts off and had realistic chance to WIN whole event. Was SK close to winning Katowice? Hell no, THEY BOMB OUT IN GROUPS with cold farming stats on AVANGAR and Gambit lol. By giving EVP to cold you are completely discrediting for example guardian who was playing really great and was one round from winning whole tournament and possibly getting the MVP or KRIMZ who carried fnatic to final, won this event and would probably get MVP if flusha didn’t go mental on last map. Sorry but I really can’t agree with this one at all.
2018-03-10 17:28
Idk they made it to playoffs and he had good stats, doesn't matter who against. EVP nonetheless Although I am wondering why hltv considers performances at smaller LANs to really be relevant when determining the top 20 players like summit last year
2018-03-11 01:31
#71
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Norway anMu 
SK made it to playoffs in katowice???
2018-03-11 04:24
they made top 8, which would normally be considered playoffs
2018-03-11 13:27
#76
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Norway anMu 
Wtf are you talking about, they went out in groups no one gives shit about top 8 being playoffs on other events this event top 6 got to playoffs rest is irrelevant
2018-03-11 17:50
#52
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Brazil hugoooo 
I said it before and will say again: There should only be the MVP + 4 EVP's, the five would form the 'event dream team'. It would give more importance to EVP awards and would make them more special.
2018-03-10 19:20
why the fuck are there 11 EVPS for a tournament?? That makes it fucking worthless to receive LOL
2018-03-11 02:33
#78
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Germany jonko 
Too many EVPs. Should be max 4 and 1 MVP
2018-03-13 01:24
Not really, good work should be awarded
2018-03-13 08:35
How does cold get an EVP x2 having no impact ROFL
2018-03-24 18:12
Someone explain to me what EVP means.
2018-03-26 05:47
It is explained in the news piece.
2018-03-26 21:32
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