ISSAA wins DreamHack Tours MVP award

MIRAA
May 21st, 2018 20:13

HellRaisers star Issa "ISSAA" Murad is the Most Valuable Player (MVP) DreamHack Open Tours by HLTV.org and betway.

The Jordanian player scoops the award after inspiring HellRaisers to a runner-up finish at the French event with a career-high 1.42 tournament rating.

Issa "ISSAA" Murad's journey in Tours started on the wrong foot as he posted a 0.47 rating in HellRaisers' 3-16 thrashing at the hands of EnVyUs, but then he ended every map with above-average ratings, leading his team against Imperial (2.06 rating),GODSENT (1.54) and North (1.16).

Other notable mentions include North trio Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye, Daniel "mertz" Mertz, Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså, none of whom really stood out enough to earn the distinction despite being on the winning team, and ISSAA's teammate Özgür "woxic" Eker.

ISSAA is the MVP of DreamHack Tours

Besides leading the tournament's rating charts, ISSAA was the top performer in six stats categories, including KDD (+66), damage difference per round (+23.6), kills per round (0.91) and headshots per round (0.60). He was also one of the hardest players to kill (0.58 deaths per round) and had one of the highest percentage of rounds with at least one kill (54.1%).

It is possible to draw parallels between ISSAA's dominant run in Tours and Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev's impressive form at DreamHack Masters Marseille. The Ukrainian star dominated the stats leaderboards and picked up the MVP medal despite Natus Vincere losing the final to Astralis

This is ISSAA's very first MVP award, and it comes just nine months after he joined HellRaisers, initially on trial, with this being his first real challenge on a professional level.

Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
569
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
454
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1031
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
316
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
824
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
472
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
#2
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Denmark Enggaard 
Gg
2018-05-21 20:14
Expected
2018-05-21 20:14
#4
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El Salvador davidovskyhere 
ez
2018-05-21 20:14
#5
flusha | 
Europe arnos 
deserved
2018-05-21 20:14
#6
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Uzbekistan FartuxS 
xd
2018-05-21 20:14
#7
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Latvia pacanCSGOD 
deserved. he's a very perspective player
2018-05-21 20:14
You mean prospective?
2018-05-21 20:26
#57
kNgV- | 
Cyprus TANERTT 
Hahahahahahaha
2018-05-21 20:33
Genuine question, not being a cunt :<
2018-05-21 20:34
#88
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Finland Ingested 
haHAA
2018-05-21 21:24
#143
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Latvia pacanCSGOD 
maybe
2018-05-22 10:08
#8
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Spain SlaaMM 
first! hi mom
2018-05-21 20:14
Nt
2018-05-21 20:17
You failed to your mom
2018-05-21 20:23
#52
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Israel PapaObama 
You failed to your mom
2018-05-21 20:30
#59
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United States st4rsh0t 
You failed to your mom
2018-05-21 20:34
#68
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Kazakhstan broomz 
Your mom failed to you
2018-05-21 20:42
gj man
2018-05-21 20:15
deserved
2018-05-21 20:15
#11
keev | 
Germany eXoNaTioN 
nice
2018-05-21 20:15
ez for issa
2018-05-21 20:15
#13
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Denmark raaVz 
NICE
2018-05-21 20:15
#14
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Malaysia byaIi 
ez4ISSIA soon
2018-05-21 20:15
#15
k0nfig | 
United States PlusOne 
Lol why? Ik he played really well before the finals, but +7 in finals? It isn't even close to S1mple in carry mode. 3 maps + 45 or some shit lul
2018-05-21 20:15
this is tier2 tournament what do you expect? mvp is for the best player, not the one who plays similarly to s1mple
2018-05-21 20:28
That isn't even what I'm saying. Kjaerbye played way better and won. Would be different if Issaa actually carried to at least a map win
2018-05-22 00:17
"Any MVP system which emphasises your stats in wins above losses is garbage and I'd question the analytical skill of anyone who co-signs it." A quote by Thorin and I absolutely agree. ISSAA put up very good numbers throughout the tournament and you can't take it away from him because he didn't win a map in the final.
2018-05-22 06:39
#93
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Norway insy 
Lol, if MVP's we're given for somewhat similar performances to s1mple's, not many players would get MVP's.
2018-05-21 21:34
s1mple would be mvp forever
2018-05-21 23:31
+1
2018-05-21 23:28
#16
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
Im not mad that someone from HR wins, but considering how much his performance dropped in the final I find it really questionable.
2018-05-21 20:15
#17
RpK | 
France hltvuser1 
gj ISSA
2018-05-21 20:15
#18
Magisk | 
United Kingdom tr4c 
Deservedddd
2018-05-21 20:16
#19
KRIMZ | 
Europe artilele 
E X P E C T E D
2018-05-21 20:16
deserved!
2018-05-21 20:16
ISSA 21 SAVAGE EZ
2018-05-21 20:16
Africa the best
2018-05-21 20:16
#23
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Germany zeolikk 
That was unexpected
2018-05-21 20:16
#24
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Russia AlexMove 
sec s1mple?
2018-05-21 20:16
ok this shit needs to stop
2018-05-21 20:16
#26
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Russia SuflexZ 
deserved, nt ISSAA and woxic - star players of HR
2018-05-21 20:16
Deserved :)
2018-05-21 20:16
my man deserved <3
2018-05-21 20:16
#30
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Latvia ploxyS 
Giving the MVP to the player in the loser team is a trend now I guess.
2018-05-21 20:16
#76
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
It's just because they deserve it ...
2018-05-21 20:52
-1
2018-05-21 23:28
+1
2018-05-21 23:28
I think that's correct in championships like iem oakland 2016, fer deserved the mvp, but as sk lost to nip in the finals, f0rest won the mvp if I do not fail the memory there was a championship that vp lost in which snax clearly deserved the mvp and did not conquer because it was with the vice championship
2018-05-22 00:05
Palestinian?
2018-05-21 20:17
#38
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North America PsychoLogical 
Jordanian.
2018-05-21 20:21
s1mple-esque *clap*
2018-05-21 20:17
wp
2018-05-21 20:18
#35
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Austria lisossomos 
deserved tbh
2018-05-21 20:18
MIRAA > ISSAA
2018-05-21 20:25
#44
Xyp9x | 
France ado12383 
Why not S1mple MVP ?? WTFFFF
2018-05-21 20:27
#45
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Brazil IguiN 
SIMPLE????????????????????????????
2018-05-21 20:28
#47
s1mple | 
CIS Wvng 
Where is Mr.Simple !?!?!?
2018-05-21 20:28
#48
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Turkey Thunderball 
w0xic deserved more ..
2018-05-21 20:29
#50
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
XD
2018-05-21 20:29
#51
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Romania d1nust3fan 
ANELE Clap
2018-05-21 20:29
nicee
2018-05-21 20:31
gratz
2018-05-21 20:32
#56
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Russia gulyash1337 
Not deserved ,valde is better than issa
2018-05-21 20:33
#62
Algeria TixQ 
Faze pls - Xzit + ISSAA
2018-05-21 20:35
-xizt +ISSAA
2018-05-21 20:36
#64
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Czech Republic MatthEWw_w 
noob win MVP ?? OMG :D
2018-05-21 20:37
#65
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Czech Republic MatthEWw_w 
mertz > ISSAA
2018-05-21 20:37
#87
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Czech Republic Limacool 
no
2018-05-21 21:24
#90
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Czech Republic cVmTv 
ahahahaahha
2018-05-21 21:26
#66
tarik | 
Sweden Unluko 
WTF?
2018-05-21 20:39
#67
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Russia RoneEZ 
S1mple we know, its you
2018-05-21 20:39
#69
mertz | 
Ukraine felzcsgo 
0.47 nice MVP
2018-05-21 20:44
#105
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United Kingdom OBLewis 
+1
2018-05-21 22:31
Maybe stop giving mvp to losers? This is getting old fast
2018-05-21 20:44
Undeserved
2018-05-21 20:45
So he had an insane game against imperial. A mediocre finals and that makes you mvp??? At least north played gambit on the way to the finals lol
2018-05-21 20:47
+1
2018-05-21 23:27
damn
2018-05-21 20:50
#78
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Denmark rash1 
Valde deserved the mvp. Good he was dreamhacks mvp.
2018-05-21 20:57
atleast there is a good player in the entire arab scene that can show up vs pro teams
2018-05-21 20:59
issa MVP
2018-05-21 21:06
stop giving mvps to losers
2018-05-21 21:09
+1
2018-05-21 23:27
When you barely win a t3 event and can’t even get mvp for one of your players North pls disband
2018-05-21 21:13
#110
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Brazil mth^ 
I laughed for some reason idk y
2018-05-21 22:55
I laughed for some reason idk y
2018-05-22 10:13
#89
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Czech Republic cVmTv 
DESERVED
2018-05-21 21:26
#91
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Algeria MaxZeMeister 
mash'allah ISSA
2018-05-21 21:29
#96
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Sweden d3lusional 
Smash'allah
2018-05-21 21:51
#94
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Denmark Verix 
EZ FOR ANELE
2018-05-21 21:40
ez for my muslim brother ISSA
2018-05-21 21:59
ok pls stop with this bullshit. there shouldn't be any way someone can get and MVP if he DIDNT FUCKING WIN
2018-05-21 22:09
+1
2018-05-21 23:27
mvp for a loser.... wow, the leftists really are taking over. next we will be naming president's by the person who gets the least votes so they dont feel bad
2018-05-21 22:13
cool name
2018-05-21 22:17
i tried to get 10 yrs ip ban a while ago but only got 1 week so im waiting for name change to become available again lol hehe
2018-05-21 22:18
you mean like they did to trump?
2018-05-21 23:07
hehe
2018-05-21 23:07
+1
2018-05-21 23:27
#100
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Europe CoolGuy22 
Best player Jordan
2018-05-21 22:15
#112
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Switzerland veach 
its not like he has any competition lol
2018-05-21 23:02
#117
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Europe CoolGuy22 
Yeah that's the joke lol
2018-05-21 23:15
Jordann lul
2018-05-21 22:29
#107
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Canada Dumbest 
BraziLUL talking about other countries
2018-05-21 22:42
Im just talking about that is a great surprise a player from not a famous country playing well
2018-05-21 23:04
undeserved lost all respect that i already lost for issaa again
2018-05-21 22:46
#111
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Switzerland veach 
grats
2018-05-21 23:01
EZ for International Space Station Agency Agent 'ISSAA'
2018-05-22 00:12
He deserved . Godlike aim good gamesense
2018-05-22 00:41
1st and only mvp award
2018-05-22 01:11
If anyone told me two years ago that this dude would get a MVP medal for a medium/big sized event, I'd crack up.
2018-05-22 01:13
#135
MSL | 
World Houzzy 
0-2 GETS MVP
2018-05-22 01:14
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