Video: Best AWPers of Mid-2018

BenjaCS
June 12th, 2018 14:52

Our moviemaker Anton "Molen" Koev has put together a highlight reel consisting of the most outstanding AWP actions from the first half of 2018.

We are halfway through the year which has already hosted a myriad of significant events including the ELEAGUE Major, IEM Sydney, DreamHack Masters Malmö, and more.

As always the AWPers have played a paramount role so far this year with Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, and Jesper "JW" Wecksell up to their usual antics, and the likes of Özgür "woxic" Eker coming to the fore.

So sit back and enjoy three minutes and forty-five seconds of the best AWP plays made in the first half of 2018, brought to you by HLTV.org’s moviemaker Anton "Molen" Koev:

Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1258
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1381
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
529
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1320
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#2
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United States ascendaNt_88 
s1mple, then device
2018-06-12 14:52
#6
sadboys | 
Czech Republic fyroee 
ALLU
2018-06-12 14:53
#10
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Austria shaakeh 
expected device
2018-06-12 14:53
#26
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Iceland ^Arctos^ 
GuardiaN
2018-06-12 14:57
#50
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Italy astroangelo 
BOT ALLU
2018-06-12 15:13
Allu god
2018-06-12 15:19
Ally god
2018-06-12 15:19
All biggest tier 10 noob. Reason why ence sux
2018-06-13 09:07
#16
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Czech Republic davskal 
device is top87 at best
2018-06-12 14:54
+1 axaxaxaxa
2018-06-12 14:56
#23
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United States ascendaNt_88 
shut the fuck up dumbass
2018-06-12 14:56
lmfao, but yeah stfu
2018-06-12 14:57
#30
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Czech Republic davskal 
Oh I'm sorry, did your little fanboy heart get hurt? Oooooh that's a shame.
2018-06-12 14:59
#35
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United States ascendaNt_88 
autism
2018-06-12 15:00
#190
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United States ToiletSeat 
comment 23 is more autistic than davskal so...
2018-06-13 07:52
#191
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United States ascendaNt_88 
false
2018-06-13 07:55
lol dev1ce top 88 now
2018-06-12 15:19
you wish, hes top 420 maybe
2018-06-12 16:14
#159
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Brazil _Awper 
omg 420 in 2018
2018-06-12 19:11
its about to be legalized in my country, so yes 420 in 2018 .. yes
2018-06-12 20:33
#187
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United States ascendaNt_88 
weed for net neutraloty nice trade 👌
2018-06-13 07:45
#199
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United States TheYusa16 
net neutraloty is very importaninio
2018-06-13 15:47
#102
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Sweden RRosenberg 
Dude device is easily top 20
2018-06-12 16:23
#164
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Denmark Twick9x 
He is joking
2018-06-12 20:00
LUL
2018-06-12 15:07
#175
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Indonesia Astranesia 
rip ska
2018-06-12 22:20
mad chokevice fan lul
2018-06-12 16:14
#97
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United States ascendaNt_88 
come again when you have a scene
2018-06-12 16:15
still butthurt 9 y o?
2018-06-12 16:15
#99
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United States ascendaNt_88 
no, you?
2018-06-12 16:16
s1mple, then every tier 1 -4 AWPer, then some lvl 10 FPL kids, then device
2018-06-12 16:36
#113
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United States ascendaNt_88 
sweden hasn't had a consistent awper for over 2 years, nt
2018-06-12 16:38
denmarks only relevant AWPer is Jugi, he's good but I'd put draken, JW and Twist at an equal or higher level Jugi > device though
2018-06-12 16:42
#119
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United States ascendaNt_88 
0/8
2018-06-12 16:42
ty for proving my point by posting devices stats after 8 rounds
2018-06-12 16:47
#123
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United States ascendaNt_88 
never happened
2018-06-12 16:48
LMAO
2018-06-12 17:15
#132
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United States ThetaSigma11 
ROFL
2018-06-12 17:18
#184
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Russia CISCSforFun 
REKT
2018-06-13 04:11
#188
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United States ascendaNt_88 
how? "rekt" on completely false assumptions? device never had that kind of k/d.
2018-06-13 07:47
#189
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United States ascendaNt_88 
name the match. id like to know when that happened.
2018-06-13 07:47
#182
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Denmark monroEski 
Nt. Jugi, Nato, device, mertz, karrigan better than any swedish awp'ers atm
2018-06-13 01:23
Now with that assumption you just clearly put yourself in the light as a hater.. Device is not a flashy awper, more of a position holding one, but he is undoubtly better than those 3, especically in 2018. JW? You must be kidding me, he is inconsistent AF and one of fnatic's worst players apart from Golden ( was the 2d worst up until Lekr0's kick ) .. He has flashes of brilliance but needs to get his sh*t together, especially with his awping ( and over aggressive hero plays ) .. People are even asking for his replacement by draken on boards/social medias lately .. Twist ?? WTF ? When was the last time he was relevant ?? Draken ?? can't land an easy shot to save his life, only stays relevant because of his impressive flicks that he hits every once in a while. He is a good player overall but has been better with an AK than an AWP lately.. Device isn't flashy but consistent and wins the duels/opens he is supposed to on a very regular basis.. and that's what a top AWPer is supposed to do..
2018-06-13 13:13
#121
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Has Murica had a consistent awper for over 2 years? I aren’t thinkz that
2018-06-12 16:46
We have had many awpers who are insane periodically. jdm before he became a bot in late 2017. Skadoodle in ealy 2015-2016 c9 days, and at eleague major 2018. Mixwell has been incredibly consistent although hes left NA in 2017. We also have Cerq who is an insane awper.
2018-06-12 17:17
#144
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United States Cherryyy 
Unfortunately 2 of those are European ;-; NAF isn’t bad tho when he awps
2018-06-12 17:46
#153
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
I said consistent CerQ is an EU player ???
2018-06-12 18:31
#165
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United States zmpneon 
Cerq is EU but hes playing in NA
2018-06-12 20:03
#171
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Doesn’t change the fact that he is EU lmao
2018-06-12 21:18
he is playing for an NA team, therefore he is an NA awper
2018-06-14 13:44
#210
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
-8/8, Bulgaria =/= NA, if we go by your logic Stewie isn’t NA either
2018-06-14 14:00
That's where you are wrong. The SK roster lives in the US.
2018-06-14 22:53
#212
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
"he is playing for an NA team, therefore he is an NA awper" He is playing for a BR team, therefore he is a BR player
2018-06-15 06:52
how are they a brazilian team? They live in the US. If they were a brazilian team wouldn't they all be brazilian?
2018-06-16 03:16
#214
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
How? Easily - 4 BR players = BR team Some more examples : TyLoo = 2 poles/indonese & 3 chinese = chinese team Renegades = 1 norwegian, 1 american, 3 australians - therefore an aussie team Do you understand it now? 3/5 from country1 = the team is from country1 2/5 from country1, 2/5 from country2, 1/5 from country3 = World, EU, American, Asian, Oceanian or African team
2018-06-16 09:11
Tyloo is a chinese org.... You don't even address the fact that all 4 of the "brazilian" players have USA citizenship and live in the US. Making them an NA team. /close
2018-06-17 17:18
#216
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Did you read my reply or just the 1st 2 sentences? 3 PLAYERS FROM THE SAME COUNTRY = THE TEAM IS FROM THAT COUNTRY 2 | 2 | 1 = EU, ASIA, NA, SA, AFRICA /closed
2018-06-17 20:11
ez allub
2018-06-12 16:39
#140
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Moldova adypas 
S1mple nr1
2018-06-12 17:40
#169
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United States ascendaNt_88 
agreed
2018-06-12 20:46
#3
FalleN | 
Finland lebovo 
yes
2018-06-12 14:52
#86
Lekr0 | 
Turkey Cherub 
ez for t0xic
2018-06-12 15:49
#4
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
nice
2018-06-12 14:52
#5
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World WinterNevada 
Ez 4 ladislav cyka kovacs
2018-06-12 14:52
#7
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
AWesome!
2018-06-12 14:53
#8
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Finland perkelemeister 
Nice
2018-06-12 14:53
#9
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Cyprus Jardeet 
Nice Video Molen
2018-06-12 14:53
#43
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Bulgaria Molen 
Thank You Jardeet
2018-06-12 15:07
#52
JW | 
Sweden JW_top1 
hi
2018-06-12 15:16
wow
2018-06-12 16:45
#11
Azylu | 
Ethiopia Azylu 
U missed me wtf
2018-06-12 14:53
#53
JW | 
Sweden JW_top1 
+1
2018-06-12 15:16
#110
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
2ez
2018-06-12 16:35
#200
JW | 
Sweden JW_top1 
omg we are lost brothers, yes?
2018-06-13 20:36
#203
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
Eztop1 brothers
2018-06-13 23:52
#204
JW | 
Sweden JW_top1 
i love you <3
2018-06-14 06:11
#205
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
Xd
2018-06-14 09:02
#206
JW | 
Sweden JW_top1 
we should start JW club xd
2018-06-14 09:32
#207
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
How lol
2018-06-14 11:49
#208
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
I love how the comment under this is someone trying to roast jw
2018-06-14 11:49
#12
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Norway felt 
JW? Are you fucking kidding us?
2018-06-12 14:53
He played pretty good recently
2018-06-12 14:59
#47
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Europe 7akeshi 
He had a period when he played good this year
2018-06-12 15:11
#68
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Sweden Zolity 
Hes been insane lately? Tf u on?
2018-06-12 15:26
#111
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
2ez4jw
2018-06-12 16:35
#13
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CIS vokahsu 
where me
2018-06-12 14:53
#14
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Ukraine Najara 
s1mple top1
2018-06-12 14:53
Resource format not supported great job HLTV
2018-06-12 14:53
Most people can watch it, so you've done a 'great job'
2018-06-12 15:00
Most, but not all, which means they uploaded a weird format. Doesn't work for several people, since months, only on some videos. If they actually managed to be consistent with the video formats of their uploads noone would have problems. Not my fault, but HLTVs. Also, this only happens for Twitch, everything works on Youtube, but HLTV only upload to Youtube sometimes and with quite the delay.
2018-06-12 15:02
because they probably got paid to do it like esl got payed to stream their shit on facebook
2018-06-12 15:32
probably, still sucks
2018-06-12 15:32
Oh well what can you do. If you try and speak out they won't listen, if you speak out too loud they will ban you.
2018-06-12 15:34
stop playing videos on toaster lol or maybe clean your cache library on twitch do the common updates profit / hate profit
2018-06-12 17:23
I did various things to try to fix it, none worked, many people have this problem but there is no universal fix, google it for one second and you'll see
2018-06-12 17:24
just did and I am kinda surprised that I haven't found ez solution, weird.. some forums say it's caused by 3rd party plug-ins like ad blocker, when you add this line to the filters: @@|blob:twitch.tv some reported positive outcomes.. dunno if you've tried it before
2018-06-12 17:29
I tried, tried with disabled adblocker, twitch elements whitelisted etc
2018-06-12 19:19
#17
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Spain FrancFC98 
Eastor
2018-06-12 14:54
AWPesome!
2018-06-12 14:54
Nice!
2018-06-12 14:54
#20
woxic | 
Europe artilele 
4000:Resource format not supported error
2018-06-12 14:54
+1
2018-06-12 18:32
no s1mple,why jw and why kenneyzez
2018-06-12 14:55
#38
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Czech Republic Vald0o 
there is simple in the video, wtf are you talking about
2018-06-12 15:01
i didnt watch video at all LOL unlucky and i got error
2018-06-12 15:03
4000:Resource format not supported error
2018-06-12 14:56
#158
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Netherlands duudiGOD 
too
2018-06-12 19:06
#25
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Brazil cadik 
s1mple? Are you fucking kidding us? ECO/EXIT FRAGGING WITH AWP is definitely NOT best-awpers-of-mid-2018
2018-06-12 14:57
#48
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Europe 7akeshi 
xD
2018-06-12 15:12
most entry frags in his team=exit fragger silvers should understand that s1mple is just that good that he both entries and closes the rounds
2018-06-12 15:18
#66
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Brazil cadik 
>most entry frags in his team=exit fragger its eco frags, cuz he does entry only against eco
2018-06-12 15:24
#115
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Germany Trip1909 
the autism is strong in this one..
2018-06-12 16:38
well i doubt the opposition plays more ecos than buys so his team should overtake his stats. also, it's equally hard for an awp to kill ecos if not harder because they can run and gun dumb angles
2018-06-12 18:46
#28
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Lithuania Zemajts 
Cerq is insane at this moment
2018-06-12 14:57
w0xic deserved it :)
2018-06-12 14:58
#31
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Guardian <3
2018-06-12 14:59
#33
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Philippines nyloj16 
Wow!
2018-06-12 14:59
#36
f0rest | 
World lkfnsv 
drakeN where are you¿
2018-06-12 15:00
he was in the video
2018-06-12 16:10
#109
f0rest | 
World lkfnsv 
oh thx
2018-06-12 16:30
s1mple?
2018-06-12 15:01
#41
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Norway ErosCSGO 
why on twitch not on youtube wtf?
2018-06-12 15:04
GUardian vs Fnatic was best one by far.
2018-06-12 15:04
there were multiple better plays by flusha literally in the same match lool
2018-06-12 15:12
flusha doesn t awp and he especially didn t when he made those plays. your point?
2018-06-12 15:18
#82
KRIMZ | 
Slovakia Chaoooss 
+1
2018-06-12 15:47
#45
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Turkey sabitbey 
paz vs c9
2018-06-12 15:08
Expected from turk
2018-06-12 15:55
nice fragshow, but the editing with all those fast forward moments was cancer
2018-06-12 15:10
#80
KRIMZ | 
Slovakia Chaoooss 
ye it wasnt bad but this fast forwarding hurts eyes imo
2018-06-12 15:46
#51
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France t3r4byt3 
Malmo?
2018-06-12 15:15
#59
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Finland tomvaledro 
1. s1mple 2. JW 3. CeRq 4. allu 5. device
2018-06-12 15:19
#71
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Sweden Zolity 
Disagree with allu tho lol
2018-06-12 15:27
rofl s1mple guardian device oskar dno
2018-06-12 15:34
No kenny lol
2018-06-12 15:54
#93
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Finland tomvaledro 
yee
2018-06-12 16:06
lmao he's been pretty average the entire year? just because he had one good game recently doesn't qualify him for this top 5 "mid 2018" i.imgur.com/dNEmY2T.png solid/10, first 3 months he was really garbage, then he became average and it looks like he found his form under ex6 but it still doesn't mean he was top 5 of best awpers so far in 2018.
2018-06-12 16:52
GuardiaN dev1ce CeRq Oskar and of course zeus the supreme awp god
2018-06-12 22:45
my video loads but has no audio wtf
2018-06-12 15:21
and when I try to watch on twitch itself I get 3000: Media Resource Decoding error nice
2018-06-12 15:25
Wheres d0cc? Are you racist or something?
2018-06-12 15:22
#70
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Sweden Zolity 
bad bait
2018-06-12 15:27
#65
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Germany 1112Leon 
smooya
2018-06-12 15:23
#69
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Sweden Zolity 
JW <3
2018-06-12 15:26
4000: Resource format not supported error
2018-06-12 15:30
#77
shroud | 
Australia Hythrex 
You forgot about the legendary Owen "Smooya" Butterfield
2018-06-12 15:37
#78
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Andorra hltv_citizen 
videos on youtube streams on twitch when do u learn toilet admin?
2018-06-12 15:44
In hltv
2018-06-12 15:48
1- GuardiaN 2- s1mple 3- device 4- kennyS 5- Cerq 6- JW/w0xic
2018-06-12 15:46
sick movie benja :)
2018-06-12 15:47
#85
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Poland filq 
yeah, gj Benja nice movie
2018-06-12 15:48
chrisj very underrated, this guy plays anything
2018-06-12 15:47
Where is Oskar vs Navi?
2018-06-12 15:53
Godxic
2018-06-12 15:54
fucking shit video, no sound. also media error 3000 retards
2018-06-12 16:05
Best awp plays. There, I fixed the title for you. "Best awpers" and fucking skadungdung who's not even a top100 awper pl0x.
2018-06-12 16:21
#101
ropz | 
Europe jzd06 
guardian !
2018-06-12 16:19
5 months is not a half of the year
2018-06-12 16:24
#104
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Bosnia and Herzegovina MARIOHERE 
Guardian for the win
2018-06-12 16:25
#105
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Korea Hunyango 
why is there no korean sniper included? korean snipers are one of the best in the world! this is racist!
2018-06-12 16:26
#117
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Korea GodPutin 
WHo?
2018-06-12 16:40
koreans!!!!!
2018-06-12 17:34
best awpers of 2018 fallen pick one
2018-06-12 16:27
really ? twitch.tv to host your fragmovies and youtube to stream WHAT THE FUCK
2018-06-12 16:29
#108
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Poland Piterauke 
where's pasha LUL
2018-06-12 16:29
#129
Zix | 
Dominican Republic Critias 
really bad video edit please don't let this guy make csgo movies!!!
2018-06-12 17:14
#142
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Bulgaria Molen 
really big iq please dont let this guy talk Im getting smarter !!! :(
2018-06-12 17:43
#133
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Europe _jUNGLE 
where's s1mple? too hard to choose a few action clips among hundreds lmao
2018-06-12 17:20
Best AWPERS (REAL LIST) 1. ceRq; 2. SmooyA 3. Nifty 4. NAF-FLY 5. GuardiaN 6. w0xiC 7. KennyS
2018-06-12 17:32
#145
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Europe KittyChamp 
Best AWPERS (REAL LIST) Inhuman 1. s1mple Human 1. ceRq; 2. SmooyA 3. Nifty 4. NAF-FLY 5. GuardiaN 6. w0xiC 7. KennyS
2018-06-12 17:54
Smooya, Nifty, NAF FLY over Guardian and Kenny S ? Okay LUL.. Also a draken that knows what's up, doesn't even put his favorite player in his top awpers..
2018-06-13 13:16
#201
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Europe KittyChamp 
If you scroll up a little bit, you can see that i copied his list. I was making fun of him because he didn't include s1mple in his list.
2018-06-13 21:15
404 error not found guardian's clutch with "1hp" on cache against astralul
2018-06-12 17:35
Twitch sucks so fucking bad.
2018-06-12 17:42
#143
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Panama FaZeKQLY 
>best awpers >jw
2018-06-12 17:45
#146
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Europe KittyChamp 
I am not hearing any sound
2018-06-12 17:55
#147
Peru acz 
Guardian best awper 2018
2018-06-12 17:59
#148
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Indonesia BnDeR 
where's xccurate? clutch 1 v 3 Overpass?
2018-06-12 18:11
#149
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikolino 
ez nifty
2018-06-12 18:12
perfect edit thanks molen :)
2018-06-12 18:13
where is me
2018-06-12 18:23
#152
NikoM | 
Argentina gonZAA 
spacca top 1 awper
2018-06-12 18:24
#155
JW | 
Belgium Lienbel 
ez for jw
2018-06-12 18:38
#157
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United Kingdom thrailis 
No smooya but got that shit stain GUARDIAN??? Nice and rigged
2018-06-12 19:00
#161
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North America Kalihi_ 
ez 4 Maikelele
2018-06-12 19:37
#162
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Poland zJe 
nice edit from Molen as always
2018-06-12 19:41
s1mple, oskar, guardian, dev1ce . the rest are irrelevant
2018-06-12 19:45
oskar, lanJ > rest of the noobs
2018-06-12 20:08
Not a good edit. Too many speed forwards, hard to follow the frags.
2018-06-12 20:40
#178
SpawN | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina nessaja 
Music is kinda boring,there is no real hype too. xD
2018-06-12 23:09
pasha is the best <3
2018-06-12 20:53
1 S1mple 2 Guardian 3 Oskar 4 me 5 who cares =D
2018-06-12 21:42
+1
2018-06-12 21:43
#174
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Portugal lumifer 
1 - S1mple 2 - Guardian 3 - Oskar 4 - CerQ 5 - Nifty IMO
2018-06-12 22:13
#179
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Poland k@nios 
lol no pasha?
2018-06-12 23:18
1. GuardiaN 2. Oskar 3. s1mple
2018-06-13 01:16
#181
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Sweden Sizexdd 
shaky sh1tple
2018-06-13 01:17
#183
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
1. frod 2. markeloff 3. cogu
2018-06-13 02:05
The only awper who shocked me was fallen in 2017. This year, I was being let down by the lack of impressive awpers. It was a drag. But then Cerq came along. Oh, Lord, can this mother f*cker change the course of a game... A true beast.
2018-06-13 04:30
that mou clip..... you can wall newbox ?
2018-06-13 04:47
This is Hugee, i loved
2018-06-13 08:13
I like how you tried to match all the awp shots with the music beat, but as other said, try not to fast forward that much
2018-06-13 10:14
#195
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
ez for cerq best awper 2018
2018-06-13 11:14
#198
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Spain all_in 
Didn't like at all this video.. To start, this tittle is incorrect and missleading. Some of the players in this video are not considered the best awpers of 2018, stats and achievement wise. These are some of the best awp pro highlights, and you should name it like that, "Best awp highlights of 2018" or something like that. More importantly the speed up between kills and pace is SO repetitive in almost every awp play it makes the video boring and sometimes even hard to watch, because it decreases the appreciation of the skill in those plays. The video quality is not good aswell but that's forgivable. Sorry, but I hope HLTV rise the standart in highlights. Look at "s1mple at starseries", now THAT'S an HLTV Highlight worth video.
2018-06-13 15:05
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Georgia okinzzz 
Guardian Kennys S1mple Dev1ce Nifty
2018-06-13 23:38
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