NiKo claims ESL One Belo Horizonte MVP award

FaZe star Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač is the winner of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of ESL One Belo Horizonte by HLTV.org and betway.

The Bosnian prodigy beat off competition from teammate Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács and from mousesports' Chris "⁠chrisJ⁠" de Jong in a very close race for the prize after leading FaZe to a hard-fought 3-2 victory in the final with a 1.40 rating/+45 KDD.

NiKo led the tournament charts with an average 1.39 rating - his highest at a Big Event in 2018. He ended all 12 maps that he played with above-average ratings, topping the scoreboard for his team in two series and finishing just behind GuardiaN in the other two.

NiKo wins his third MVP medal

Besides leading in rating, NiKo was the best performing player in nine categories, including damage difference per round (+25.7), kills per round (0.88) and percentage of rounds with at least one kill (56.5%). He also features in the top five in four other stats categories, most notably ADR (90,4) and opening kills (35).

This is NiKo's first MVP of the year, his third overall after previously scooping the honour at ESL One New York and SL i-League StarSeries Season 3.

Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1484
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1616
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1268
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#2
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Chile nachooww
where is chrisJ
2018-06-18 04:44
Ez
2018-06-18 04:45
Ez karka
2018-06-18 04:45
*katka
2018-06-18 04:45
You know you can edit comments right? Typical faze fan
2018-06-18 04:46
Cry is...
2018-06-18 04:47
Nt plastic
2018-06-18 04:48
S1mple will be destroyed by Envyus today
2018-06-18 04:49
yes
2018-06-18 04:50
Expected
2018-06-18 06:48
#77
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Kyrgyzstan JimHalpert
Yes
2018-06-18 06:54
#84
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Slovakia Tomasgit
Yes confirmed
2018-06-18 07:07
karka
2018-06-18 04:46
carka
2018-06-18 04:51
Karca
2018-06-18 05:00
tatka
2018-06-18 07:03
caca
2018-06-18 12:47
lala
2018-06-18 15:26
1st EVP
2018-06-18 04:45
#97
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Germany jAn0xy
Retardes it is his 3rd or 4th
2018-06-18 10:48
EZ
2018-06-18 04:45
Where is chile in WC?
2018-06-18 04:46
#37
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Chile nachooww
ban this kid pls
2018-06-18 04:48
where is Island? where is Messi? this is not a football forum, pelotudito
2018-06-18 04:53
Huehuehue.
2018-06-20 01:37
#68
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Ukraine Samdi
true MVP GuardiaN because I am fun of GuardiaN
2018-06-18 05:31
I am feeling england
2018-06-25 16:52
#116
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Ukraine Samdi
I'm happy for you
2018-06-26 07:22
Ez Katka blyat
2018-06-18 09:16
#3
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New Zealand Damon1174
ez
2018-06-18 04:44
#76
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Brazil coldzao2
Gj niko but i could see you were on gear this tournament ;)
2018-06-18 06:50
Where's #1? LOL
2018-06-18 04:45
#66
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Ukraine Samdi
removed by admin
2018-06-18 05:28
Ty
2018-06-18 05:45
rip
2018-06-18 04:44
#7
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United Kingdom RXCH_
nope
2018-06-18 04:44
#6
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United Kingdom RXCH_
gg
2018-06-18 04:44
God
2018-06-18 04:45
Very deserved. Cromen played well and would make a good addition. However rains T side seems to have suffered after adding him, so maybe they need to rethink their setups a little bit Faze also was so far off the ball in opening kills this tournament. If they get their early round aggression figures out this lineup could contest astralis if everyone shows up Competition here wasn't the highest but it makes me hopeful for the future
2018-06-18 04:47
I like your thinking , well said. Still i don't think cromen fits this team as their goal is "superteam" around star players. But definitely cromen deserves good and structured team , he has potential. Hope some org will sign him in the near future instead being only stand-in here and there.
2018-06-18 09:11
Top 2
2018-06-18 04:45
Impressive stats
2018-06-18 04:45
deserved
2018-06-18 04:45
EASY DESERVED
2018-06-18 04:45
True mvp chrisj
2018-06-18 04:45
#34
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Spain JustNo
Just see the stats
2018-06-18 04:47
1.39 vs 1.29 for all maps and the Grandfinal only its 1.40 vs 1.18....
2018-06-18 04:50
Nice, s1mple is still light year ahead of him
2018-06-18 04:45
+1 s1mple only had electronic but atleast navi are in a upperhand right now niko is in an EU superteam so anyone can be beast on their games but respect to niko but s1mple is just unexplainable
2018-06-18 04:54
Look I love s1mple but why are you bringing him up to bring Niko down. Just appreciate Nikos skill without constantly comparing him to s1mple.
2018-06-18 05:24
#104
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Venezuela jdmf98
+1
2018-06-18 17:26
+1
2018-06-26 07:30
hand it over to n0thing.
2018-06-18 04:45
This!
2018-06-18 07:04
ChrisJ??? Fuck you
2018-06-18 04:45
1.39 vs 1.29 for all maps and the Grandfinal only its 1.40 vs 1.18....
2018-06-18 04:50
Not to mention Faze won the tournament lmfao
2018-06-18 19:40
#24
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Peru cookiesA
Top 2
2018-06-18 04:45
expected
2018-06-18 04:46
Good player
2018-06-18 04:46
GG, if mouz had won ChrisJ would be the one in the picture. GGWP
2018-06-18 04:46
#31
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Russia Buckstabue
Why not simple??? Isn't he the best now?
2018-06-18 04:46
Ez mode
2018-06-18 04:46
OnlineJ:(
2018-06-18 04:47
Cromen
2018-06-18 04:49
ChrisJ played a lot.
2018-06-18 04:49
Expected
2018-06-18 04:50
I can taste the tears of all salty haters that call NiKo bad He have #2 stats in 2018 with most games CRY IS FREE
2018-06-18 04:52
#48
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Turkey chrlea
chrisj deserves it...
2018-06-18 04:53
All this kid does is just hold a gay ass off angle with his deag and one clicks people in the side of the head CT side. Fucking terrbile player tbh.....1.4 sensitivity 400dpi using trashcan. Anyone who uses a low sens does not have the dexterity to properly play FPS games on PC. All the shitty baiters use a low sens to click people on the back of the head, or they are equally worthless and use the telescope gun and one click people in the body. I bet this kid doesn't even play FFA Dm's cuz he'd throw his arm out of his socket checking corners. When was the last time you've seen Niko popflash through a smoke, and flick too two people to open up a site??? All this dude does is hold shift and prefire common angles. like wow dude, ur fucking nuts. you can have parkinsons disease and play on 1.4 sens if ur just baiting and clicking heads on common angles. this is why forest and get right are sick players. they play on higher senitivities, and can do more than bait and off angle one click. pce
2018-06-18 04:54
S1mple fan triggered with the MVP
2018-06-18 05:04
you need to stop playing and watching cs.
2018-06-18 06:29
why?
2018-06-18 07:07
#86
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Libya Planum
0/8 copy pasta
2018-06-18 07:20
Are you tripping man?
2018-06-18 07:36
issa copypasta
2018-06-18 09:06
Nice copy paste. Pretty old now. 0/8
2018-06-26 07:29
poor chrisJ..
2018-06-18 04:54
Well it was between Chris and Niko, hard to avoid niko when he had an insane tournament and won it. I agree Chris probably could have won it as well, but meh.
2018-06-18 04:54
niko beast but chrisj deserves this more
2018-06-18 04:55
Yes 1.39 rating vs 1.29 rating for all maps and in the Grandfinal only it was 1.40 rating vs 1.18 rating ,NiKo had more than 20+ kills than chrisJ but indeed he ''deserves'' it more
2018-06-18 04:57
not even close rofl
2018-06-18 05:57
expected
2018-06-18 04:55
Deserved... NiKo was on beast mode the whole tournament.
2018-06-18 04:56
#57
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Hong Kong freehk
deserved 100%
2018-06-18 04:57
#60
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Argentina Fa7e07
deserverd
2018-06-18 05:03
#61
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Armenia 1915
Guardian deserved it more
2018-06-18 05:04
#103
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Finland Alko^
NiKo better rating in final and whole tournament
2018-06-18 15:43
Undeserved
2018-06-18 05:04
Chris j waller confirmed , I repoerted him hes no one without cheats , noon player vac incoming
2018-06-18 05:21
EZ katka
2018-06-18 05:27
#70
NiKo | 
India Sishir
God NiKo <3
2018-06-18 05:55
Well deserved
2018-06-18 06:01
Chrisj and NiKo both deserve it
2018-06-18 06:48
#78
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Asia mocity123
Undeserved
2018-06-18 06:57
#79
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United States cockbrah
seemed like Niko and styko were cheating.. i best players were Guardian and ChrisJ hands down , definitely not cheating and smarter game sense.
2018-06-18 06:58
Ok
2018-06-18 07:41
Their screens are getting watched, so they were not cheating at all. Just saying...
2018-06-18 22:22
EZ KATKA
2018-06-18 07:00
#85
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Poland KasPro
Deserved
2018-06-18 07:14
#87
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Finland Smoonah
“i’m streaming” “unlucky....”
2018-06-18 07:27
Gg
2018-06-18 07:58
#91
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Belgium HLTVnewfag
Goodbye choko Welcome #1 NiKo
2018-06-18 08:11
+1
2018-06-26 07:26
wow not a single red map
2018-06-18 09:50
#98
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Latvia Tibro
the undertaker will laugh
2018-06-18 10:51
#99
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
d e s e r v e d
2018-06-18 12:20
EZ
2018-06-18 12:38
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