device wins ECS Season 5 MVP award

MIRAA
June 10th, 2018 22:23

Astralis star Nicolai "device" Reedtz is the recipient of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of the ECS Season 5 Finals by HLTV.org and betway.

The Danish AWPer capped off a fantastic tournament in style as he put in a 1.11 rating to inspire Astralis to pick up a 2-0 victory over Liquid in the final. The 22-year-old was key in his team's 16-14 victory on Mirage (1.30 rating), just like he had been against the North Americans in the group stage (1.72) and in the Train game against FaZe (1.32), in the semi-finals.

device beat off competition from Liquid's Keith "NAF" Markovic to take the prize, with both players leaving London after posting the joint highest rating in the tournament, 1.30.

device wins his first MVP medal of the year

Besides co-leading the event's rating charts, device had the best opening kill per round ratio (0.19) and the highest success in opening duels (71.4%). He was also one of the hardest players to kill, averaging 0.60 deaths per round, and was in the top five in players with the highest damage dealt per round (85.6).

This is the sixth MVP award claimed by device, the second at ECS events after also scooping the honour in Astralis' title-winning campaign back in Season 2.

Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
839
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1140
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Ez
2018-06-10 22:24
#37
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Netherlands Deji 
Expected
2018-06-10 22:32
6 maps played nice t1 tournament LUL
2018-06-10 22:34
Nah remember they played a whole season, just to qualify
2018-06-10 22:36
#103
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Finland Taynz 
Yeah but the format is retarded still
2018-06-10 23:39
+1 Im huge fan of Bo3 swiss , its the best one imo
2018-06-11 00:19
#127
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Finland Taynz 
Best format atm
2018-06-11 09:07
8 teams only and bo1 groupstage >_<
2018-06-11 11:46
24 maps
2018-06-10 22:40
#58
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Armenia 1915 
Lol
2018-06-10 22:42
They played a four-month season retard kid
2018-06-11 00:03
And? online Does it make the tournament's format good? Go find your brain because it's lost
2018-06-11 00:25
It's a league with a final playoff, not a tournament you moron.
2018-06-11 01:01
So what? It's still a shitty format when a team wins 2bo1s and reach the semifinal, even though they played some online matches before
2018-06-11 01:29
And that is your opinion, gz with that.
2018-06-11 01:54
ok
2018-06-10 23:08
#3
ec1s | 
Greece SneakPete 
Wo
2018-06-10 22:24
#4
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France VeryG2Guy 
Deserved
2018-06-10 22:24
xyp or naf deserved it more.
2018-06-10 22:48
nt xyp or naf
2018-06-10 22:53
Yeah .14 rating dif from magisk the 2nd highest rated totally doesnt deserve it..
2018-06-10 23:11
hltv.org/stats/leaderboards?event=3460 stop being obsessed with the rating and check the relevant stats. consider the fact that naf played 2 more maps, and xyp led in clutches. 6 in 6 matches.
2018-06-10 23:13
Naf was never going to get that mvp if he lost dont know why you bother bringing him up hltv.org/stats/leaderboards?event=3601 also completely ignore that he was also by far the best player in the online scetion
2018-06-10 23:19
online and lan are seperate mate.
2018-06-10 23:40
The tournament was 24 maps for astralis and why should he get penalized just because he didnt lose a game unlike naf
2018-06-10 23:44
i think its LBJ alt
2018-06-11 05:05
i wouldnt think so but i might not be surprised he was prob banned havent seen him in a long while
2018-06-11 07:36
#149
takej | 
Bangladesh drvken 
no s1mple - no good players with mvp
2018-06-12 02:08
#5
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Portugal raaVz 
Nice
2018-06-10 22:24
#6
Thorin | 
Sweden ezwuo 
Deserved.
2018-06-10 22:24
#7
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Denmark 1924 
FINALLY
2018-06-10 22:24
Really good for him :)
2018-06-10 22:24
gz
2018-06-10 22:24
#13
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United States PsychoLogical 
bout time
2018-06-10 22:25
the one and only
2018-06-10 22:25
finally he gets one simple and dupreeh stole 2 already lmao
2018-06-10 22:25
S1MPLE HAVE 3 MVP THIS YEAR
2018-06-10 22:35
#55
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
Yeah, two of them in events he lost
2018-06-10 22:40
#67
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Romania Tise 
Your point?
2018-06-10 22:50
Geez calm down. He was just pointing it out.
2018-06-10 22:57
He was pointing it out for no reason. What's the point of saying it when it literally has almost no significance.
2018-06-11 14:29
#117
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
Point is he's a loser who only playing for stats and doesn't give a fuck about any team, he will only try to make himself look good and would never sacrificed shit for his team mates and thats why Astralis continue to dominate because team play > pug stars.
2018-06-11 03:35
#130
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Serbia NitrouZ 
thats why simple has more entries than any other player on NaVi team, because he plays for stats and he is afraid to die. Stop typing shit, he is the most complete player in the world atm.
2018-06-11 10:48
0/8. Astralis dominate because they have a better coach and a better IGL. They also have a better supporting cast than NaVi by far. Your hate on s1mple is evident to see.
2018-06-11 14:28
#18
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Turkey yenibo 
Deserved
2018-06-10 22:25
#19
woxic | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
6 maps in Total lol
2018-06-10 22:25
#128
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
+18 matches, 17 of which they won. Device was by far the best player in the season :) hltv.org/stats?event=3601
2018-06-11 09:14
#20
k0nfig | 
Sweden Empi_ 
Rip xyp:/
2018-06-10 22:25
+1 Xyp9x had at least as much impact as device
2018-06-10 22:43
#26
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
Finally! Well fucking deserved.
2018-06-10 22:29
#49
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
undeserved, s1mple should have taken it
2018-06-10 22:36
#93
Lemmy | 
Poland MetalMan 
Harry Kane got it anyway
2018-06-10 23:14
#106
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United Kingdom Roarhaven 
+1 hahahahhahahahha
2018-06-10 23:44
#97
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
HAHAHAHA
2018-06-10 23:23
#27
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Denmark devexCS 
<3
2018-06-10 22:29
#28
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Bulgaria zikinu 
Why not xyp though? :(
2018-06-10 22:29
why xyp lol...device deserved it much MUCH more
2018-06-10 22:31
#43
Thorin | 
Sweden ezwuo 
+1
2018-06-10 22:33
#59
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Armenia 1915 
+1
2018-06-10 22:43
#63
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Bulgaria zikinu 
In terms of impact frags, xyp was much much better though. But only rating matters I guess.
2018-06-10 22:46
#70
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United States snack- 
Best opening kill rating in the whole tournament-- entry frags aren't impact frags hahahaha
2018-06-10 22:52
#72
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Bulgaria zikinu 
So? Getting opening frags is not everything though.
2018-06-10 22:54
#74
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United States snack- 
Ok so even if it isn't. What's your argument for xypnx? Device had the most of the best type of impact frags, a higher dpr, and better rating. So where's the xyp argument here
2018-06-10 22:55
#75
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Bulgaria zikinu 
Much more impact frags? Isn't that valid?
2018-06-10 22:56
#76
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United States snack- 
Many more impact frags but you can't name any of them or even define an impact frag. You barely defined an entry frag-- the best indicator of winning or losing a round-
2018-06-10 22:56
#79
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Bulgaria zikinu 
Impact frag = kill that affects the round win? Is it enough? Cluches can be considered impact frags. Making it 2v4 to 2v2 is done by getting impact frags. Not just entry kills. Astralis won more CT rounds than T overall in the tournament. So getting entry kills does not affect the overall much.
2018-06-10 23:00
#85
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United States snack- 
Entry frags on Ct are probably even more impactful than on T side. A 5v4 CT side is almost an unloseable round. Not valid.
2018-06-10 23:06
+1 Good argument.
2018-06-11 14:30
#147
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United States snack- 
Thanks I appreciate that my fellow hltv member
2018-06-11 22:43
so deluded opinion based on literally NOTHING rofl...device was much better than xyp this tournament - FACT
2018-06-10 23:00
#129
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
xyp had an amazing final, but he wasnt even in top 10 for the event :)
2018-06-11 09:15
Why not s1mple?
2018-06-10 22:29
+ s1mple god
2018-06-10 22:31
If this isn't bait, I think in the past s1mple got MVP in tourneys he lost because he was head and shoulders above everyone else. In this tourney, dev1ce really stepped it up and was somewhat close to s1mple, and dev1ce won the whole tourney, so it was deserved to give it to dev1ce.
2018-06-11 14:31
#30
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Denmark white_sheep 
deserved
2018-06-10 22:30
#34
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Poland Marcines 
6 maps to win tournament..pathethic format ecs
2018-06-10 22:31
Yea because they didnt play an entire season to qualify for this event...
2018-06-10 22:49
6 maps lol
2018-06-10 22:31
#38
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United States pes0man 
6 mvps? not according to liquidpedia liquipedia.net/counterstrike/HLTV/MVP_Me..
2018-06-10 22:32
#56
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
This is HLTV.org’a mvp, not the tournaments
2018-06-10 22:41
#62
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United States pes0man 
so liquidpedia only started tracking all mvps from 2016 and beyond?
2018-06-10 22:46
Wow that is such a lacking list
2018-06-10 23:08
#124
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
I don’t know. What I meant was that sometimes the events choose another mvp. That happened at least one of the times simple won without winning the final
2018-06-11 07:28
Everyone knows that list excludes A LOT.
2018-06-10 23:15
What a shit site
2018-06-10 23:20
dev1ce top1 hltv 2018 is coming
2018-06-10 22:32
#60
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Armenia 1915 
He is nowhere near as good as S1mple but just because his team is good they are going to give device the number 1 spot
2018-06-10 22:43
Only .06 below him in the last three months
2018-06-10 23:08
#118
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
I would give Device #1 100,000x time over s1mple, Device is winning, s1mple isn't and it has nothing to do with team if you put s1mple in Astralis they are tier 10, if you put Device in Na'vi they are the best team in the world without a doubt,
2018-06-11 03:38
#119
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Armenia 1915 
Autism or Autism???
2018-06-11 03:39
#120
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
Device has WAY more impact are you a blind fanboy ? Majority of s1mple's kills are exit/bait frags this guy watch his entire team die to get a 2k at the end of round and still lose. You are literally the biggest retard if you think that is anything close to device level. Device is one of the greatest players of CS Go history, s1mple is good for a couple months in 2018 stfu please barely lower rating while being a full on team player vs a pug star individual only player who never in his entire career played for his team and only to make himself look good your comparison is silver elite bot level like the shit bots of HLTV who judge only on some shit rating instead of actually looking at the game and watching the match. You can take s1mple's rating and shove it up your ass honestly you have 0 argument Device is 1000x times better for any team, any bot level retard can't see this he just joined CS Go last month and doesn't know shit all about the game.
2018-06-11 03:43
if u think device > s1mple atm, then u should delete your HLTV + Steam acc ASAP
2018-06-11 12:33
you have severe brain damage my friend
2018-06-11 12:38
#144
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Armenia 1915 
Brain damage? Expected from Turkmenistan
2018-06-11 17:01
Deserved grats!
2018-06-10 22:32
Nice
2018-06-10 22:32
#42
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Turkey TheFruit 
S1mple got robbed
2018-06-10 22:32
where s1mple?wtf
2018-06-10 22:34
#46
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Ukraine extezy10 
after s1mple statistics it's just a shit only +6 +7 +8 hahahaha btw Astralis great team
2018-06-10 22:34
>great stats losing everytime >average stats winning everytrohpy pick one s1mple- fak, I pick 1 ffs whole astralis lineup - 2
2018-06-10 22:37
Finally
2018-06-10 22:35
#50
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Brazil digozamaral 
Finally,deserved
2018-06-10 22:36
thorin must be so happy rn XD congrats mr devve #devveGOD top 1 #RUNGODSTRALIS #chokeclanLUL
2018-06-10 22:36
#57
es3tag | 
Denmark megz 
Considering the 18 maps played online, it’s a hard fought title, but a 6 map lan seems a bit too free for my taste. Great job tho:)
2018-06-10 22:42
#66
Thorin | 
Faroe Islands Emorter 
If there is no s1mple in the competition, its not really an MVP reward
2018-06-10 22:50
#68
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Germany l9nkz 
expected
2018-06-10 22:50
#69
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Latvia ProfileName69 
Why not s1mple? He deserved it.
2018-06-10 22:51
#73
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France StickyRice 
6 maps K/D +36 over the whole event Boring MVP
2018-06-10 22:55
#78
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France StickyRice 
Most frags in a single game only 27 LUL despite playing 3 games on 29 or 30 rounds.
2018-06-10 22:57
Sure completely ignore that he was also the best rated player on the 18 maps of online play
2018-06-10 23:10
#101
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Onliner lul, you are literally so fucking delusional - arguing chokevice is the best player overally/from Astr. (3rd-4th lul) and replying with it to every single non-braindead comment (ex. xyp deserved it more) makes me sad, smh
2018-06-10 23:34
Lets see best player in semis and also best player of the first map of the grand final lol The only thing that is braindead here is thinking that xyp9x deserves the mvp because of a single map
2018-06-10 23:45
#123
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
hltv.org/stats/players?event=3460 NAF was much better considering he played 8 maps & has the same k/dr, nt tho, I will give you a 1/8 for the effort (also as I said - stop arguing with everyone who’s opinion is that device shouldn’t have gotten the MVP)
2018-06-11 06:56
why should device get penalized for not losing a map that makes 0 sense and why bring up naf the chances of him getting the mvp if they lost without a 1.70 performance in the grand final was literally 0 and xyp is my second fav player i would never mind him getting an mvp but i would rather device not getting a third mvp stolen from him since the beginning of 2017
2018-06-11 07:40
#135
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
"stolen" LUL Yeah, fan logic, stealing MVP awards OMEGALUL
2018-06-11 13:52
LUL
2018-06-11 17:12
device beat off competition hahAa haHAa
2018-06-10 22:58
#82
Turkey B^S 
Deserved af
2018-06-10 23:02
Major MVP = Xyp9x
2018-06-10 23:03
#90
mir | 
Slovakia Trav1s 
wp nicolai
2018-06-10 23:13
#92
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Europe Vallon 
Whoa... so now, if Magisk and Xyp9x get an MVP in following tourneys, all 5 players of Astralis will have finished 2018 with an award? That's insane. Fingers crossed, all the best, Astralis.
2018-06-10 23:13
#98
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
gla1ve didn't get the MVP award from HLTV. He got it from DreamHack.
2018-06-10 23:25
#99
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Europe Vallon 
An MVP is an MVP.
2018-06-10 23:27
#100
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
Did I say no? Just passing on knowledge. But well...
2018-06-10 23:27
funny way to spell s1mple
2018-06-10 23:46
#114
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Netherlands Njit 
Not deserved
2018-06-11 01:57
Well deserved my men device
2018-06-11 02:08
why not gla1ve ?
2018-06-11 03:28
#122
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
this dude has a statue tattoo'd on his arm... lul
2018-06-11 05:28
Device is a not a good awper, its always dupreeh and xypnx they carry. simply hyping a guy. Need to recognise the real good performers. Unfair
2018-06-11 11:54
Where have you been for the last couple of months, because it sounds like you haven't watched any of Astralis' matches at all :D
2018-06-11 14:32
No s1mple real MVP
2018-06-11 13:55
Well played mr device
2018-06-11 14:30
#143
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
Sick stats. Deserved.
2018-06-11 14:54
Is normal. Devawp too stronk
2018-06-11 17:39
Gj young Tom Cruise
2018-06-12 00:57
Deserved! device is definitely a beast.
2018-06-13 18:40
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