ISSAA wins DreamHack Tours MVP award

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 Envy, 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:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
957
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
726
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
649
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1200
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.75
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
ez
2018-05-21 20:14
deserved
2018-05-21 20:14
xd
2018-05-21 20:14
deserved. he's a very perspective player
2018-05-21 20:14
You mean prospective?
2018-05-21 20:26
Hahahahahahaha
2018-05-21 20:33
Genuine question, not being a cunt :<
2018-05-21 20:34
#88
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Finland Smoonah
haHAA
2018-05-21 21:24
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
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
Your mom failed to you
2018-05-21 20:42
gj man
2018-05-21 20:15
#10
byali | 
Poland BYALl
deserved
2018-05-21 20:15
nice
2018-05-21 20:15
ez for issa
2018-05-21 20:15
NICE
2018-05-21 20:15
#14
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Malaysia byaIi
ez4ISSIA soon
2018-05-21 20:15
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
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
gj ISSA
2018-05-21 20:15
#18
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United Kingdom tr@c
Deservedddd
2018-05-21 20:16
#19
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Europe artilele
E X P E C T E D
2018-05-21 20:16
#20
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Netherlands KalterSins
deserved!
2018-05-21 20:16
ISSA 21 SAVAGE EZ
2018-05-21 20:16
Africa the best
2018-05-21 20:16
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
MSL | 
Russia SuflexZ
deserved, nt ISSAA and woxic - star players of HR
2018-05-21 20:16
Deserved :)
2018-05-21 20:16
#29
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Belgium sasha_king
my man deserved <3
2018-05-21 20:16
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
Jordanian.
2018-05-21 20:21
s1mple-esque *clap*
2018-05-21 20:17
wp
2018-05-21 20:18
deserved tbh
2018-05-21 20:18
MIRAA > ISSAA
2018-05-21 20:25
Why not S1mple MVP ?? WTFFFF
2018-05-21 20:27
#45
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Brazil IguiN
SIMPLE????????????????????????????
2018-05-21 20:28
Where is Mr.Simple !?!?!?
2018-05-21 20:28
w0xic deserved more ..
2018-05-21 20:29
XD
2018-05-21 20:29
ANELE Clap
2018-05-21 20:29
#53
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Turkey nopaznowin
nicee
2018-05-21 20:31
gratz
2018-05-21 20:32
Not deserved ,valde is better than issa
2018-05-21 20:33
#62
ISSAA | 
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
ahahahaahha
2018-05-21 21:26
#66
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Poland 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
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Ukraine felzcsgo
0.47 nice MVP
2018-05-21 20:44
+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
I laughed for some reason idk y
2018-05-21 22:55
I laughed for some reason idk y
2018-05-22 10:13
DESERVED
2018-05-21 21:26
#91
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Algeria Maxmeister
mash'allah ISSA
2018-05-21 21:29
#96
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Sweden KarlXII
Smash'allah
2018-05-21 21:51
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
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
Yeah that's the joke lol
2018-05-21 23:15
#104
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Brazil Xambi
Jordann lul
2018-05-21 22:29
BraziLUL talking about other countries
2018-05-21 22:42
#114
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Brazil Xambi
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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