EspiranTo wins DreamHack Open Summer MVP award

Imperial's 17-year-old Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award by HLTV.org and betway for his performances at DreamHack Open Summer.

EspiranTo 's first standout performance at an international tournament came this March at Copenhagen Games, as he led his team to the victory in Denmark with an MVP-level performance.

That showing saw him rise in our Player Stock article for the month, but the Lithuanian would end up on a downward trend in May after an abysmal showing at DreamHack Open Tours.

EspiranTo won his first MVP award by HLTV.org and betway

EspiranTo and Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković were the main fragging forces for Imperial over the course of DreamHack Open Summer, but the Lithuanian outshined his Serbian teammate in the semi-final against Gambit, which gave him the edge in the MVP race. Going into the grand final, Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke and Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen from OpTic were also candidates for the award, but they didn't match up to Imperial's duo in the final.

Playing a hybrid AWP-rifle role, EspiranTo was able to finish the tournament with a 1.37 rating, 0.93 kills per round, 21 opening kills and his team converting 95.2% of his openings into rounds won.

The Lithuanian only finished one map with a minimally below-average rating (0.97 in the opening match against North), with impressive displays in all the other matches earning him his first MVP award.

Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
927
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1220
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
773
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
#1
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United States ascendaNt88
nice, he has a big future methinks
2018-06-18 19:52
expected
2018-06-18 19:52
he is the GOAT
2018-06-18 19:53
he is a cuck kid
2018-06-18 19:53
yes
2018-06-18 19:54
he is feeling thank you
2018-06-18 19:59
Experanto
2018-06-18 20:03
What does GOAT mean?
2018-06-18 20:38
#100
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Sweden xiqtr
Gamer Of All Times
2018-06-18 23:18
really
2018-06-19 08:09
Greatest of all time
2018-06-18 23:30
thanks, I already got answer, but it was deleted since it abused turks
2018-06-19 08:20
me are thinked that
2018-06-18 20:03
thunk*
2018-06-18 20:03
Shit Muslim turk stfu i spit on allah
2018-06-19 04:04
y u bullyin me every1 askin
2018-06-19 06:18
you need help, so retarded
2018-06-19 08:10
who
2018-06-18 19:52
yay
2018-06-18 20:00
congrats?
2018-06-18 20:37
gratz goat from litva
2018-06-19 22:10
#4
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Netherlands mikkeno
deserved
2018-06-18 19:52
Well deserved!
2018-06-18 19:53
that's a short list of maps
2018-06-18 19:53
well they went straight to semis and didnt lose a single map the whole tournament so yeah
2018-06-18 20:02
ez
2018-06-18 19:53
Hi:)
2018-06-18 19:53
lul only wins
2018-06-18 19:53
gz
2018-06-18 19:53
despacito
2018-06-18 19:54
deserved
2018-06-18 19:54
wp btw 3 lan finals in 1 day. It shows that csgo isnt dead at all
2018-06-18 19:54
its definitely dead
2018-06-18 19:55
Dead when everyone cashes out for sure
2018-06-18 19:58
#19
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
Strong new talent keeping the scene interesting
2018-06-18 19:55
nt Modestas Paulauskas
2018-06-18 19:55
#22
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
nt Vladamir Vasiliev
2018-06-18 19:56
im not Vladimir wtf
2018-06-18 19:57
#93
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Europe KappaKaako
Im not joao wtf
2018-06-18 22:00
When you realize that even lithuania has a scene and UK doesn't, congrats.
2018-06-18 19:57
xdddd
2018-06-18 20:32
UK has decent WaR, I like them.
2018-06-18 20:45
two average players and scene? nt
2018-06-18 23:01
2/3 players??? Alex, Smooya, Dephh
2018-06-18 23:23
#26
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Lithuania hvnshawty
deserved <3
2018-06-18 19:58
#27
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Belgium HLTVnewfag
Nexaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-06-18 19:58
Expected
2018-06-18 19:58
#29
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Lithuania hvnshawty
EspiranTo top 20 hltv confirmed
2018-06-18 19:59
#31
trk | 
Kazakhstan Mus1kkk
Imperial first team to win dreamhack without single loss
2018-06-18 19:59
#54
nukkye | 
Lithuania LuXe
interesting, unexpected
2018-06-18 20:20
and first team to win that came through the qualifier
2018-06-18 20:24
#59
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Argentina damik1ng
Say unexpected is very nice....
2018-06-18 20:36
Expected
2018-06-18 21:10
#32
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
Gained respect for espiranto
2018-06-18 20:00
nerd mvp
2018-06-18 20:01
#35
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Serbia Bazy200
DESPACITO
2018-06-18 20:02
#39
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Finland Smoonah
desperado haha
2018-06-18 20:03
espiranto > fox
2018-06-18 20:07
no /Close
2018-06-18 21:10
#42
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United Kingdom SLurSs
DESPACITO
2018-06-18 20:07
#47
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Lithuania arres
why he is despacito? What meme is it? :D
2018-06-18 20:11
#49
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United Kingdom SLurSs
Cause Esperanto is an epic gamer lad and despacito is epic
2018-06-18 20:12
epic gamer hahah
2018-06-18 23:02
#43
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Italy Molinary
fucking despacito top 10 next year hltv confirmed
2018-06-18 20:09
Already more MVPs than Elige
2018-06-18 20:09
#48
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Lithuania aisTISsS
Wait rlly ?
2018-06-18 20:12
Same number of tourney wins as well.
2018-06-18 21:04
#73
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Lithuania aisTISsS
haha alright.
2018-06-18 21:12
EZ for Lithuanian CS
2018-06-18 21:54
#95
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Lithuania aisTISsS
:D
2018-06-18 22:17
Expected
2018-06-18 20:10
This dude is just 17... Incredible young prodigy.
2018-06-18 20:16
expectd
2018-06-18 20:16
Ez for Espiranto
2018-06-18 20:16
#55
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Israel xpicyyy
despacito :)
2018-06-18 20:21
ma.boi
2018-06-18 20:33
NERD!!!
2018-06-18 20:42
Tier 3 event winner gets the same award as tier 1 winner. Hltv mvp awards are stupid.
2018-06-18 20:53
#72
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Lithuania aisTISsS
tier 2*
2018-06-18 21:12
North and gambot = tier 3 tournament, sorry
2018-06-18 21:13
#75
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Lithuania aisTISsS
then whats t2 ?
2018-06-18 21:14
North and gambot = tier 3 tournament, sorry No hate to imperial theyre a good team but thats just too ez for them against those trash teams
2018-06-18 21:15
#77
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Lithuania aisTISsS
if north and gambit are t3 then whats t2 ? Tell me pls
2018-06-18 21:15
Tier 2 are teams like NIP,SK etc, teams that arent looking like they will win a tournament even with a fluke but still can have decent results at good tournaments with a bit of luck, North and gambit cant even do that and only play tier 3 tournament to feel like they arent this bad
2018-06-18 21:17
#79
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Lithuania aisTISsS
nip and sk ? they are kind of t 1.5
2018-06-18 21:17
#80
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Lithuania aisTISsS
but close enough
2018-06-18 21:18
tier 1.5 doesnt mean anything, the maximum they can achieve at tier1 lan is quarter final and thats when they get Lucky group stage draw, they cant do shit against tier1 teams and can only look decent against other tier 2 teams or tier 3 teams
2018-06-18 21:19
#82
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Lithuania aisTISsS
k, i want to see Imperial go to a decent tournament etc esl or something, would be nice to see them.
2018-06-18 21:20
Yes I agree, Would be way more interesting than overrated "big name" orgs like north or VP that just steal spots of teams that really deserve it
2018-06-18 21:21
SK tier 2 lmao
2018-06-18 21:59
What? You think theyre tier 3?
2018-06-19 15:09
astralis finally winning something and u think others team are tier 2 coldzera > astralis
2018-06-19 15:39
Why the fuck are you speaking about astralis there mr.tard? Brazilian noflagger spotted 100%, nobody with a working brain would call SK tier 1 atm , theyre shit since 6 month and it aint getting better
2018-06-19 15:41
world rank 1-10 = Tier 1 world rank 11-20 = Tier 2 world rank 21-30 = Tier 3 .. And so on. Try again homie :)
2018-06-19 08:25
Nah man don't you know that Astralis and FaZe are the only t1 teams. Literally every other team is tier 999 shit according to average HLTV user.
2018-06-19 10:08
Thats not how it works stupid fuck, you cant rate astralis in the same tier as north or SK lmao, + HLTV ranking is shit and teams like north shouldnt even be close to the top 10
2018-06-19 15:09
GODSPIRANTO AKA KING HUMBLE
2018-06-18 20:53
#83
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Dominican Republic asdawda
stickerman toxicman
2018-06-18 21:20
Real life?
2018-06-18 21:31
despacito?
2018-06-18 21:38
#88
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Armenia 1915
How trash must optic feel to lose to some no name org
2018-06-18 21:40
armania LUL. Country's of bunch of retards
2018-06-18 22:33
#104
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Armenia 1915
We live in the middle east and we have less muslims than your country. We are smart
2018-06-19 02:30
nice economy and nice life standarts megaLUL. Armania LUL. why are u even here noscene cunt
2018-06-19 12:21
#122
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Armenia 1915
Im still more relevant than your ass. Apparently they didn’t teach you shit in your country about how to treat others. You can’t even spell standards and Armenia lmao.
2018-06-19 12:25
poor and bad country ppl mad LUL.Im sorry for you im joking im happy cuz u guys ve -50 iq and world doesnt give a shit bout u lulll.Nice economy and esport scene btw
2018-06-19 12:58
#121
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Armenia 1915
Im still more relevant than your ass. Apparently they didn’t teach you shit in your country about how to treat others. You can’t even spell standards and Armenia lmao.
2018-06-19 12:24
esperanto.
2018-06-18 21:46
he's feeling thank you... brollan has you on strings
2018-06-18 21:46
#94
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Armenia 1915
Tier 42 tourny
2018-06-18 22:02
#99
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Denmark mohzart
ESPIRANTO - 1 BROLLAN - 0
2018-06-18 23:11
#103
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Lithuania OnyxLT
Whole lithuanian population on this thread
2018-06-19 00:32
nt Lithuanians were one of the main demographics of this site before go, just look at old news articles
2018-06-19 02:44
LOL this guy I remember him from s1mple's streams. Gotta be a star player
2018-06-19 06:50
He had some really insane maps :) Wp.
2018-06-19 08:51
who win? what a noname don't give a fuck champ with tier2 & 3 teams
2018-06-19 10:33
#118
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Bangladesh bedtime
Two bo1s Two bo3s And that's the tournament Ez for Neil M with the large nose
2018-06-19 10:53
#120
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Brazil Collee
unexpected
2018-06-19 12:24
EZ Clap
2018-06-19 13:24
Grats!
2018-06-19 14:15
esperanto 2 confirmed by trumP
2018-06-19 14:24
#127
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United States FaZeCIan
ez for DespaciTo
2018-06-19 14:38
gud pleyz espirento!
2018-06-19 14:58
#133
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Belarus SHlZZO
lol really? xD -1,+2,+6,+1 mvp? ahahahahhahah
2018-06-19 17:49
#137
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Lithuania Heitas
look rating u stupid lil bitch
2018-06-20 23:30
nice, congrats new talent
2018-06-19 22:36
No one said arroganto
2018-06-20 12:50
#139
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Denmark Fonder
Congratz Rokas, most deserved. Was very impressed by your play and skills at Copenhagen Games this year. You are defo Faze Clan material.
2018-06-26 23:06
#140
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Romania RZBD
Despacito
2018-06-27 13:15
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