device claims ELEAGUE Premier MVP award

Astralis star Nicolai "device" Reedtz is the winner of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of ELEAGUE Premier by HLTV.org and betway.

The 22-year-old capped off a fantastic tournament with a team-leading 1.57 rating in the final, inspiring Astralis to pick up a convincing 2-0 win over Liquid in just two hours.

device's grand final performance brought his tournament rating up to 1.44 - his highest ever at a Big Event. He also led ELEAGUE Premier's rating charts from the first day of the competition, leading the team in their three matches against North American opposition.

device wins his second MVP medal of 2018

Other notable mentions include Liquid duo Keith "NAF" Markovic (1.24 rating) and Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken (1.23), and Astralis' Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander, the team's second-best performer with an average 1.19 rating.

Besides leading in rating, device topped seven stats categories, including KDD (+75), damage difference per round (23.9), kills per round (0.91), and AWP kills per round (0.45). He was also the best at securing opening duels, boasting a 73.8% success record, with his closest suitor being Nikola "NiKo" Kovač at 58.5%.

This the seventh MVP of device's career, the second since the start of the year after he also picked up the medal at the ECS Season 5 Finals, where Astralis also beat Liquid for the title.

Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1262
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1419
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
947
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1148
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ez, hi mom olofmeister top 1
2018-07-29 23:06
#28
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United States ShawnM 
Expected
2018-07-29 23:03
Minecraft is the best game ever
2018-07-29 23:30
#105
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Estonia RaimanS2k 
Roblox is better! At least it's for free!!
2018-07-30 07:41
#109
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Ukraine kek1 
club penguin was better
2018-07-30 09:42
#137
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Switzerland BlackH4ze 
WTF??? Snake on nokia phone is best!
2018-07-30 15:32
Sodoku > All
2018-07-30 15:47
#139
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Czech Republic hi_its_me 
tetris > rest
2018-07-30 16:33
#58
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
Devvek1ng
2018-07-29 23:13
Lol sixer plays better then olof Hes so overrated
2018-07-29 23:19
#97
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Other wholelottared 
Expected from C9 fan
2018-07-30 04:15
Too ezz for godvice
2018-07-29 23:20
+1
2018-07-30 18:03
#7
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Germany cartii 
Legend
2018-07-29 23:02
#60
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2018-07-29 23:17
really amazing perfomances over 6 years in a row
2018-07-30 10:40
#11
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Russia zovk 
ez
2018-07-29 23:02
#15
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Brunei S4jko 
expected :D
2018-07-29 23:02
#16
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
Expected he had like 1.51 rating
2018-07-29 23:02
#24
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
1.44*
2018-07-29 23:03
#59
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Ireland Noct9rn 
typical smooya flair smh
2018-07-29 23:14
#61
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
Thanks! I really appreciate that!
2018-07-29 23:18
#113
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Ireland Noct9rn 
reported
2018-07-30 10:42
#17
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Denmark JustYes 
ez
2018-07-29 23:02
unexpected
2018-07-29 23:02
#40
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Canada LARRATT 
Maybe "prokda" Puget
2018-07-29 23:08
im not prokda wtf
2018-07-29 23:08
nt prokdaaaa
2018-07-30 10:41
I'm not prokdaaaa WTF
2018-07-30 10:50
no u prokdi
2018-07-30 11:43
I'm not prokdi wtf
2018-07-30 11:47
that's what prokda would say
2018-07-30 11:48
No u
2018-07-30 11:50
im not u wtf
2018-07-30 11:50
#47
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Denmark Twick_ 
Yes I definitely didn't see this coming a mile away
2018-07-29 23:08
I thought that s1mple was definitely going to get another one
2018-07-29 23:10
#54
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Denmark Twick_ 
I though it would have been karrigan but don't respect your opinion
2018-07-29 23:11
#19
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United States Globebuster 
hacker
2018-07-29 23:02
Flag and Flair checks out, Sorry Liberian Ferrari. But Liquid lost.
2018-07-30 17:32
#20
oBo | 
France LauraS 
deserved
2018-07-29 23:02
#22
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Sweden Dino1 
Deserved. He's been so damn good this year. Close after s1mple
2018-07-29 23:03
#127
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Europe H!$T0rY 
+1. He must to be top2 this year
2018-07-30 12:02
#23
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
tom cruise
2018-07-29 23:03
2018 top: 1 device 2 s1mple 3 NiKo .... 12 Dildo 13 Coldzera
2018-07-29 23:03
#30
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Ukraine Reval1vity 
s1mple top 1 confirmed
2018-07-29 23:04
U just want it to be true lol, but now we all enjoys Dew1kingods award. Simple and his team got 3rd place in this tournam. only
2018-07-30 03:30
#98
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Other wholelottared 
He’s baiting, everyone knows s1mple will be number 1 this year
2018-07-30 04:15
#32
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United States ShawnM 
Cold 13th? You must've mis typed 31
2018-07-29 23:05
Okok, 12:Cold 13:Dildo
2018-07-29 23:06
#42
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United States ShawnM 
No I was saying cold should be lower 30.dildo 31.cold
2018-07-29 23:08
hahahaha you mad bro
2018-07-29 23:09
#55
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Denmark Twick_ 
He's just jelous
2018-07-29 23:11
#125
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Denmark mersault17 
+1
2018-07-30 11:58
#69
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
0/8
2018-07-29 23:28
Why Niko top 3? he is doing nothing.
2018-07-30 00:45
#130
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Europe H!$T0rY 
You are so stupid? S1mple - 5 mvp this year.Device - 2. The maximum rating for this year (2.0 hltv) device - 1.30.S1mple - 1.39.
2018-07-30 12:12
#26
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Easy for magisk.
2018-07-29 23:03
#27
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Russia illuminosity 
s1mple again mvp
2018-07-29 23:03
#29
kNgV- | 
Brazil matwoks 
expected
2018-07-29 23:04
Overrated af
2018-07-29 23:05
#41
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
fox fan LUL
2018-07-29 23:08
overrated player got an mvp =)
2018-07-30 00:11
1.44 is so overrated my boi. I'm sure of it. Stats always lie. Players with trash stats are always the best players out there.
2018-07-30 00:47
+1, Ustillo should be top 5 atleast. Stats mean nothing
2018-07-30 08:04
Owned
2018-07-29 23:05
yes, easy for god sundevice
2018-07-29 23:06
#36
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Sigfredi 
Well played, and definetly deserved!:)
2018-07-29 23:07
#37
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
s1mple deserved it
2018-07-29 23:07
what did s1mple do to deserve the mvp over device?
2018-07-30 00:07
Simple didn’t deserve shit.
2018-07-30 00:09
#38
Aleksib | 
Egypt Tywin 
ez
2018-07-29 23:07
cheater
2018-07-29 23:08
#44
 | 
North America AlanSmith 
Tgwri1s,why not s1mple?
2018-07-29 23:08
#45
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
Not s1mple? Kinda shocked.
2018-07-29 23:11
#46
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United States JacobSick954 
Typo, they mean't FNS
2018-07-29 23:08
#48
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Slovakia Kurki 
expected
2018-07-29 23:09
#50
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
Deserved
2018-07-29 23:09
#52
device | 
Sweden plikz 
Deserved wp
2018-07-29 23:10
#53
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Deserved, GOAT
2018-07-29 23:10
#71
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
Flag checks out
2018-07-29 23:29
#73
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
s1mple goat ofc
2018-07-29 23:30
#74
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
btw i love NENO
2018-07-29 23:30
#90
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Slovakia SLAVak 
Yes, Nemo is a nice movie. Always brings tears to my eyes.
2018-07-30 00:36
#56
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New Zealand onelover11 
Deserved
2018-07-29 23:11
#57
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Denmark ImNotBez 
Go dev1ce. Well deserved. Keep on sniping in the free World .
2018-07-29 23:13
#62
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Sweden X-rAy 
cheater
2018-07-29 23:18
#66
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Denmark devv9x 
Best player in the world from the best team in the world.
2018-07-29 23:22
#67
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Denmark ImNotBez 
It's allright - isn't it ?
2018-07-29 23:24
#68
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Israel xpicyyy 
magisk deserved it tho..
2018-07-29 23:26
Magisk had a really good Grand final, but overall device had a better tournament - look at the stats...
2018-07-30 00:09
#70
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Czech Republic Charlie13 
2018 - device #2 in a world confirmed now
2018-07-29 23:29
#75
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Spain elskio 
#2 of 2018 ez, now for the #1 u need the major MVP
2018-07-29 23:33
#2 2018
2018-07-29 23:36
GJ devve
2018-07-29 23:41
#78
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Brunei GucciLeIe 
devve >>>>>>>>>> s1
2018-07-29 23:43
Expected and deserved. devveking
2018-07-29 23:51
what happened to him against mouz on nuke :D
2018-07-29 23:57
hltv not picking s1mple over any other player?, wtf is this
2018-07-29 23:58
REALLY SHOCKED, normally HLTV just gives s1mple MVP even when he doesn't deserve it like that tournament Astralis beat Na'vi in finals and s1mple won MVP instead of device, nice to see HLTV giving someone other than s1mple for once. Astralis take Major, Device major MVP = top 1. Also just to mention this isn't a shitty MVP with some 16 team garbage tier 2 teams where you can farm stats in group stage, this MVP with top 8 in the world teams there enough said.
2018-07-30 00:11
S1mple had a better rating in that final and the whole tournament, than device. Thats why he got it. Device is a world class player and deserved the MVP medal. S1mple singlehandly Carries navi, thats why he gets the medals All the time
2018-07-30 12:25
#89
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Dont deserve it, Xyp3x played much better all during this tournament
2018-07-30 00:34
#91
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
GGWP Deserved!
2018-07-30 00:36
#94
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Indonesia RaginGR 
Ez for Tom Cruise
2018-07-30 00:55
Naf also deserved
2018-07-30 02:09
#102
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Philippines p0k1em0n 
s1mple got robbed.
2018-07-30 04:58
#103
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Australia SUNSPY 
Deserved. People always talk about coldzera NiKo or s1mple but dev1ce is clearly worth including in the #1 player debate
2018-07-30 05:24
ez
2018-07-30 07:05
I was expecting magisk
2018-07-30 07:58
me too, way better to watch than device
2018-07-30 09:06
magisk or glaive were more impactful i would say, but device put there numbers
2018-07-30 10:52
highest win rate in opening kills in whole event but k 73.8% won, NiKo was second with 58.5% device impact on nuke CT side was insane as well
2018-07-30 11:03
i am not saying its not deserved, i am saying that would expect magisk, because he made crazy things and also it depends on production, if they focus more on magisk or devve
2018-07-30 11:43
magisk didn't have a good event, only finals were amazing you have to look at the whole event, where magisk was one of the worse player of Astralis
2018-07-30 12:03
#128
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Denmark mersault17 
I agree upon that.
2018-07-30 12:03
#110
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Europe Shingy 
deserved. top #1. coming eco fragger fanboys, shut up pls
2018-07-30 10:00
Legend
2018-07-30 10:52
gj blonde
2018-07-30 12:01
#134
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Brazil cadik 
expected device >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> s1mple by miles
2018-07-30 12:32
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