GuardiaN claims IEM Sydney MVP award

Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács is the winner of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of IEM Sydney 2018 by HLTV.org and betway.

The FaZe AWPer led the way for his team in the nail-biting final against Astralis with a 1.28 rating/+25 KDD, also averaging the highest damage per round of all players (86.1).

With his grand final performance, Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács beat teammate Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and Astralis member Emil "Magisk" Reif to the prize. Nicolai "device" Reedtz and Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen had also been strong contenders for the award, but fell off after indifferent performances in the title decider.

The Slovakian veteran averaged a 1.22 rating in Sydney and ended all but one of the 17 maps that he played with +1 ratings. Besides topping the scoreboard against Astralis, he was FaZe's top performer in the quarter-final match against fnatic.

GuardiaN win his first MVP with FaZe

GuardiaN led the tournament charts in four categories, including KDD (+104), AWP kills per round (0.52) and opening kills (72), while featuring in the top five in five other leaderboards.

This is GuardiaN's first MVP award since joining FaZe, his seventh overall after also claiming the honour at events like the ESL Pro League Winter 2014/15 Finals, ESWC 2015 and IEM San Jose.

Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1476
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1356
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
934
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#1
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Finland allu b 
i deserve it more
2018-05-06 12:18
2018-05-06 12:19
#58
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Ukraine XFESTER 
2018-05-06 12:21
excuse me you cunt get that fucking shit out of my site you yanky danky doodle piece of fucking shiet
2018-05-06 14:18
#143
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Ukraine XFESTER 
waterfack?
2018-05-06 14:19
2018-05-06 19:35
#64
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India HAKR 
Nice editing !
2018-05-06 12:23
nc allu
2018-05-06 12:19
deserved
2018-05-06 12:19
nt, bot
2018-05-06 12:20
#120
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
I like music more than fragshow
2018-05-06 13:29
frags are pretty good no?
2018-05-06 13:34
#166
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
Default
2018-05-06 19:26
What an absolute beast well deserved mvp!!
2018-05-06 12:29
#2
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Denmark JustYes 
GODIAN
2018-05-06 12:18
Traitor.
2018-05-06 12:19
#91
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Sweden ConaN007 
Na'Vi was garbage at the time.. He wouldn't win shit with them!
2018-05-06 12:36
Good point -Edward +Zeus at that time and I bet navi would be top
2018-05-06 12:40
#147
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Slovakia kSNnN 
-edward +niko top 1 team s1mple niko zeus guardian electronic - Guardian - AWPer/ entry zeus- IGL elec- Lurker simple /niko - firepower ez
2018-05-06 14:35
#173
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Simple wanted to be a main awper,so u cant have 2 awper in a team,and furthermore simple do not really like guardian
2018-05-07 11:34
2 awpers are better than 1. s1mple hates guardian cos guardian hates s1mple
2018-05-07 13:45
#198
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Singapore Wadufuk 
I agree with the hate thingy,but why will u want to have 2 main awper in a team?
2018-05-07 18:07
#199
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Slovakia kSNnN 
s1mple dont hate guardian and guardian dont hate s1mple idk what are u talking about wtf
2018-05-08 14:15
-Edward +BOT Chris
2018-05-06 23:03
ChrisJ?
2018-05-07 13:54
#85
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Sweden ConaN007 
Deserved
2018-05-06 12:33
#3
EliGE | 
France X0RECS 
First Edit : 3rd :c
2018-05-06 12:18
#4
lynxi | 
Sweden lyNxiiii 
Ez
2018-05-06 12:18
#5
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Australia dawson4K 
5th
2018-05-06 12:18
#6
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
izi
2018-05-06 12:18
easy
2018-05-06 12:18
#8
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Europe trey_ 
deserved
2018-05-06 12:18
#9
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Europe V3N0M42 
Gg
2018-05-06 12:18
God himself
2018-05-06 12:18
Deserved
2018-05-06 12:18
#12
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Russia Dedaireks 
Deserved!
2018-05-06 12:18
Yeaa
2018-05-06 12:18
#14
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United States NoKeTchup 
deserved
2018-05-06 12:18
deserved, what a beast
2018-05-06 12:18
desevered
2018-05-06 12:18
#17
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Russia otsu 
Gratz, bratan!
2018-05-06 12:18
Deserved as fuck!
2018-05-06 12:19
shet
2018-05-06 12:19
#21
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Hungary kNnc 
GODiannnnnnn, Well deserved
2018-05-06 12:19
#23
STYKO | 
Slovakia flegmaa 
Deserved
2018-05-06 12:19
#24
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Lithuania c0mmandCS 
YESSS, MY IDOL!!!
2018-05-06 12:19
gg
2018-05-06 12:19
Deserved. Good job Godian!
2018-05-06 12:19
#28
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France VeryG2Guy 
wow
2018-05-06 12:19
Deserved.
2018-05-06 12:19
GODIAN! MUCH DESERVED!
2018-05-06 12:19
#32
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Latvia Tibro 
GG kovacs nice bl =)
2018-05-06 12:19
#33
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
deserved
2018-05-06 12:19
gua king
2018-05-06 12:19
#35
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista 
S1mple was robbed
2018-05-06 12:19
GODIAN DESERVED IT! <3 #FAZEUP!
2018-05-06 12:20
#38
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
deserved
2018-05-06 12:20
not s1mple pogchamp
2018-05-06 12:20
#40
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Norway anMu 
FUCK YEEEEEEAH SO GLAD FOR GODIAN FINALLY DUDE #DESERVEDAF #FAZEUP
2018-05-06 12:21
#41
Dev1 | 
Slovakia EndeIm 
Slovak LEGEND <3
2018-05-06 12:20
Deserved
2018-05-06 12:20
#43
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
SLOVAC <3
2018-05-06 12:20
#44
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Europe RadduZEW 
expected and desaerved
2018-05-06 12:21
#45
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Europe b7ack0ut 
Deserved
2018-05-06 12:20
#46
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
Really deserved!
2018-05-06 12:20
100% DESERVED <3 Laci
2018-05-06 12:20
#48
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
gj
2018-05-06 12:20
#49
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Singapore HLTVNoob 
SloVAC
2018-05-06 12:20
#50
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China RoyZhang 
BnTeT EVP!
2018-05-06 12:21
Truly deserved it. Godian!
2018-05-06 12:21
#52
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Asia mocity123 
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
2018-05-06 12:21
This is god in his csgo form
2018-05-06 12:21
ez
2018-05-06 12:21
GUARDIAN TOO STRONK Deserved, atm the best awper, congrats!
2018-05-06 12:21
#56
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Europe darkencsgo 
Deserved! GODIAN
2018-05-06 12:21
GUARDIAM BEST SNIPER
2018-05-06 12:21
He is the best sniper
2018-05-06 12:21
GuardiaN BEAST <3
2018-05-06 12:21
#61
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Poland wiktorex 
s1mple MVP
2018-05-06 12:22
#62
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Latvia pumasiK 
Gratz!
2018-05-06 12:22
#63
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
deserved my boy :)
2018-05-06 12:23
Deserved but i still don't understand the eay how hltv giving mvp. But this one right and deserved 4 sure. Guardian best player iln fazel atm
2018-05-06 12:23
#66
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Israel xpicyyy 
Deserved!!
2018-05-06 12:23
damn look at that rating and frags deserved.
2018-05-06 12:24
#68
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Faroe Islands godlikegaming 
GODIAN!!!!!!!!!!
2018-05-06 12:24
#69
KRIMZ | 
Slovakia Chaoooss 
Deserved :D
2018-05-06 12:25
well deserved
2018-05-06 12:25
#71
STOMP | 
Poland gethooo 
deserved
2018-05-06 12:26
#72
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Turkey darknight53 
Deserved
2018-05-06 12:26
Well deserved
2018-05-06 12:27
#75
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Turkey Altruan 
Deserved
2018-05-06 12:27
#76
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Russia AratoEndo 
Nice )
2018-05-06 12:28
Finally, he deserves it so much!
2018-05-06 12:30
Not deserved, s1mple was clearly MVP
2018-05-06 12:30
Ez for mai BOII
2018-05-06 12:30
#81
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Slovakia Jakubko345 
LACOOOO
2018-05-06 12:30
deserved expected
2018-05-06 12:31
lol what? S1mple didn't win shit but got MVP for his rating, this time it was Magisk with 1.3 and no MVP? I think we need some consistency here.
2018-05-06 12:32
s1mple overrated
2018-05-06 12:34
true, mr gentleman
2018-05-06 12:35
dick gentlemant*
2018-05-06 17:18
I was thinking the same but I guess its because he has some other teammates at the top as well, unlike s1mple
2018-05-06 12:36
#99
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Russia ez4u 
Flamie and electronic arent at the top?
2018-05-06 12:39
no
2018-05-06 15:20
people really don't see the difference? I'm expecting way too much from hltv posters
2018-05-06 13:42
I think the MVP should be from a winning team with the most impactful kills. S1mple didn't win shit, so he shouldn't be MVP.
2018-05-06 13:44
but he was heads and shoulders above everyone else during the whole tournament that's the difference
2018-05-06 13:45
Should have been EVP
2018-05-06 13:45
and if his numbers were the same as Magisk's he would've been
2018-05-06 13:46
deserved
2018-05-06 12:33
#88
blameF | 
Denmark megz 
Deserved, his clutches won them the final. He alone won them cache.
2018-05-06 12:35
#89
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Kazakhstan Juandro 
well done Ladislav !!!!!
2018-05-06 12:36
deserved
2018-05-06 12:36
#93
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World zebra_man3 
expected
2018-05-06 12:36
#94
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Poland camarpl 
who still remembers Guardian posting on hltv with his vip account? time flies fast man
2018-05-06 12:38
too ez for godian
2018-05-06 12:38
#96
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Croatia feelsbadmane 
wow not a single game - kd
2018-05-06 12:38
Deserved
2018-05-06 12:39
HLTV be like "s1mple has highest rating so he is mvp despite sucking cocks in finals" and then "magisk has highest rating but he sucked cocks in finals so guardian is mvp"
2018-05-06 12:39
+1 hltv should have never given MVP to s1mple in first place
2018-05-06 12:59
s1mple had a rating of 1.52 and there have been only 13 instances of a player recording a 1.50 or more in CSGO history. Second highest rated player was Device with 1.38. So, he had 0.14 advantage. Also, He led the tournament charts in 12 categories besides rating, including damage per round (99.4), kills per round (1.00), rounds with at least one kill (62.8%) and opening frags per round (0.18). He was also one of the hardest players to kill, averaging 0.60 deaths per round, and had five 1vsX situations won. While, Magisk has a rating of 1.30 which is impressive but behind him is BnTeT with 1.28 and Guardian not far behind with 1.22. Clearly, not a performance which can make him MVP of Sydney in a losing cause :)
2018-05-06 15:59
s1mple was the second highest rated player in the final. What you mean?
2018-05-06 16:14
#101
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Spain VIKTORAL 
DESERVED FOR S1MPLE
2018-05-06 12:45
#102
SlooKy | 
Belarus nik7o 
MVP for is not s1mple? what?
2018-05-06 12:47
#103
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Czech Republic KLothbrok 
expected
2018-05-06 12:50
#104
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Deserved
2018-05-06 12:51
Not a single negative map. Totally deserved!
2018-05-06 12:52
what a beast,gratz
2018-05-06 12:53
Rip xizt
2018-05-06 12:55
#109
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Yugoslavia mrmojo 
Gz Lado some heartbreaking moments this year, but this is well deserved :)
2018-05-06 12:59
90 kills in ,3 maps. Godian
2018-05-06 13:01
#111
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Finland Delly 
sloVac
2018-05-06 13:03
#112
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
thank mr guardian
2018-05-06 13:09
Deserved
2018-05-06 13:10
#114
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Turkey kadirw0w 
Well deserved..
2018-05-06 13:14
#115
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India C0|d 
Beast!
2018-05-06 13:16
#116
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Portugal NaginiB 
Deserved
2018-05-06 13:22
EXPECT AND WELL DESERVED MY BOI.
2018-05-06 13:24
Deserved, the best FaZe player by far Congratsss !!!!
2018-05-06 13:25
#119
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Denmark Fonder 
Deserved, wow guardian, you really stepped, congratz Faze
2018-05-06 13:28
#121
qikert | 
Other Phinks 
After simple the best player in the world. So happy for him.
2018-05-06 13:29
#123
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
GuardiaN win his first MVP with FaZe nice englando
2018-05-06 13:38
#124
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Slovakia veeellys 
TOP 3 PLAYER THIS YEAR. He deserve more. At last he won something #1 s1mple 2-3 guardian 2-3 maybe devve?
2018-05-06 13:41
I think krimz so far instead of devve
2018-05-06 15:06
Thank god no baitzera this time
2018-05-06 15:22
S1mple ????
2018-05-06 13:43
Good job GuardiaN
2018-05-06 13:47
#132
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Sweden crindz 
been playing amazing all games in Sydney, but he was killing it in the final. well deserved, and well played!
2018-05-06 13:51
+1
2018-05-06 13:53
#134
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
MONSTER Totally deserved. He carried so many finals this year, I'm so happy he finally won both an IEM trophy and the MVP of the tournament. GuardiaN has been beasting it. Best player in FaZe right now, and best AWP in the world at the moment, no doubt.
2018-05-06 13:57
Expected
2018-05-06 14:01
#136
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Finland ceresje 
deserved
2018-05-06 14:04
Magisk deserved it as well to be honest.
2018-05-06 14:06
#146
jOELZ | 
Finland stubey 
Magisk is shit
2018-05-06 14:26
Magisk deserved it as well to be honest.
2018-05-06 14:06
#139
device | 
Yugoslavia mrmojo 
Harry Kane deserved it obviously
2018-05-06 14:09
deserved
2018-05-06 14:11
Why not S1mple? xD <3 Guardian
2018-05-06 14:13
It's not S1mple?
2018-05-06 14:20
#150
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Malaysia byaIi 
not today
2018-05-06 15:07
#145
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United Kingdom brendanpls 
Lul
2018-05-06 14:22
Device Who?
2018-05-06 14:41
Eazy for Mr. GuardiaN
2018-05-06 15:55
You can make an argument for NiKo, he has similarly good stats for the tournament but both of them would be deserved winners.
2018-05-06 16:28
Performance in the final made the difference who took MVP. But yeah NiKo would be deserved winner too.
2018-05-06 19:38
#158
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Czech Republic NtonyYoYoYo 
Its not s1mple?
2018-05-06 16:44
#161
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Netherlands AudubonFTP 
Why always the person who wins final or performs in final. If u ask me MVP of the whole Tournament its defo between Magisk, Bntet.
2018-05-06 17:41
#162
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Brazil Drezim1 
coldzera >> guardian
2018-05-06 17:53
#163
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Argentina Fa7e07 
Deserved
2018-05-06 18:01
If magisk was s1mple he would be MVP
2018-05-06 18:38
deserved, also if astralis won magis would be mvp, but welldeserved
2018-05-06 19:22
Really deserved :)
2018-05-06 21:33
#170
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Brazil Castanheira 
the best player of faze.. probably best awp atm as well..
2018-05-06 21:43
#172
NiKo | 
China troyun 
deserved
2018-05-07 05:57
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