Player stock shift: July

Striker
August 1st, 2018 00:40

July is nearly over and with the start of the off-season comes the new Player Stock shift, in which we take a look at the players on the rise as well as those who plummeted over the course of the month.

The big events of the month played the biggest factor in July's stock shift, as 12 out of 15 players featured in this edition played at least one of ESL One Cologne and ELEAGUE Premier. Players who competed at the smaller events, namely DreamHack Open Valencia and the four Minor Championships, were also considered and make up the remaining trio on the list.

ESL One Cologne shaped a large portion of July's stock shift

Many are now on our watchlist as potential rising or falling players in future editions. Some of the most notable are Robin "ropz" Kool, Marcelo "coldzera" David, and Håvard "rain" Nygaard, whose stock could plummet if they don't make up for some of their latest event performances, while the likes of Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken and Fernando "fer" Alvarenga are looking to cement themselves as players on the rise.

Here are all the previous Player stock shift editions in case you missed any:

June
May
April
March
February
January

And here are all the players featured in this month's stock shift:

Rising

ESL One Cologne saw several players surprise us with great performances. nex in particular was likely the most noticeable in that regard, as the German tournament went down as his best to date. The 26-year-old had once been considered his country's best player, but his reputation for breaking down in the playoffs overshadowed his talents, and he never quite recovered until now. At the home tournament, nex took a big step towards ending the repute, putting up great numbers throughout BIG's incredible run to the grand final.

We had of course expected tabseN to show up in solid form as usual, but he exceeded that with one of the best and most consistent big-event performances, even in the grand final, in which Na`Vi ran out 3-1 victors.

electronic makes his second appearance in the stock shift, in which he had been featured for the first time at the end of April after showing the potential to become a top-10 player in the world at DreamHack Masters Marseille.

Over the last three months — and especially at ESL One Cologne —, the Russian youngster has made a step up to the top-five with amazing big-event numbers, such as a 1.24 rating (fourth highest), 85.7 ADR (third best), 0.77 KPR (fourth highest), while also having the most clutches (24 across 52 maps).

Sixteen-year-old sergej played his first big event at ESL One Cologne and it's fair to say that he surpassed everyone's expectations after facing three top-five teams, Astralis, mousesports, and Natus Vincere, as well as NiP. Although ENCE ended up going out in the group stage at the last hurdle, the young Finn put in world-class numbers, including a 1.31 rating (second highest), 92.5 ADR (second highest), 0.86 KPR (second highest), and 76.4% KAST (third highest).

sergej couldn't live up to that level at the Europe Minor with only a 0.98 rating in ENCE's third-place run, but his play in Cologne alone was enough to make his stock go sky-high.

olofmeister's return may not have gone well for FaZe, as their streak of playoffs finishes ended at 13 in a row following their last-place finish at ELEAGUE Premier, but the Swede has plenty to be encouraged by when it comes to his individual form.

Despite having spent nearly four months away from competition while he was dealing with personal issues, olofmeister was a consistent force in FaZe's series against mousesports and fnatic in Atlanta with four out of five maps above a 1.00 rating and an overall average of 1.16. We need to be careful given the small sample size (only five maps), but it certainly wasn't expected of him to turn up in this kind of form — better than the one when he had left —, nonetheless.

xccurate is now a regular of the Player stock shift with a total of four appearances in the last five months, including this one. The standards we need to hold him to feature him in the rising stock begin to change, as we now expect him to fluctuate. That is, in part, why he wasn't included in last month's edition following the CS:GO Asia Championships, where he made up for some measly performances in previous months.

In July, he topped it off with a very consistent level at the Asia Minor, so we're cautiously moving him up now and await TYLOO's next events to find out whether he has fully recovered or whether he will continue to blow hot and cold.

gade rounds out the rising stock after leading OpTic to a spot in the New Challengers Stage with a 1.49 rating in his team's wins en-route to the grand final of the Europe Minor. The former North Academy member had a bit of a slow start in the new squad, but with some much-needed experience under his belt, he looks to become one of their stars on the back of his stellar performances in London.

Falling

mousesports were one of the teams to attend both big tournaments of July and at neither were their players in particularly impressive form, as they exited ESL One Cologne in groups and grabbed a semi-final finish at ELEAGUE Premier.

In the end, only two mouz members ended up on the list despite all five looking less stable than usual, perhaps due to the roster change from STYKO to Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski. The first is suNny, whose consistency took a hit at the two tournaments, as he only recorded 1.00+ ratings on about half of the maps mousesports played — compared to 75% of maps over the course of the previous three tournaments.

Meanwhile, after a solid performance in Cologne, chrisJ reverted to his pre-ESL One Belo Horizonte level at ELEAGUE Premier with a disappointing 0.92 rating for an overall 0.99 across 17 maps in July.

AdreN has been on our watchlist since May, as he dropped off from an inspired level at DreamHack Masters Marseille a month later at DreamHack Open Tours and continued to fluctuate over the next couple of months.

Although we can't blame him alone for Gambit's early exit at ESL One Cologne, as none of the team's players turned up in good form in Germany, AdreN hasn't been able to live up to his Marseille level, for which he had earned a place in the rising stock in April, for the last three months.

It seems ridiculous to feature a player in the falling stock despite his team winning another big event, but such is the case of Xyp9x, who — alongside pretty much all of his teammates — had raised the bar ever since Astralis' first win at DreamHack Masters Marseille.

This month, Xyp9x plummeted with an off series against Na`Vi in the Cologne semi-finals and a generally unimpressive level at ELEAGUE Premier. It's hard to fault him for the latter as he clearly wasn't needed to put up big numbers, seeing as Astralis cruised to the title undefeated, but it is a noticeable drop in individual form.

Similarly to chrisJ, Edward returned to his former level after having improved at the CS:GO Asia Championships and at StarSeries i-League Season 5, where he had looked like Na`Vi's third-best player.

At ESL One Cologne, it was mostly inconsistency that brought him down below a 1.00 rating, as he stood his ground in most of the wins that gave Natus Vincere the trophy. In Atlanta, he went missing in the semi-final series against Liquid, where the team's journey ended, although he wasn't alone as even the team's stars couldn't perform at their usual level.

STYKO joins his now-temporary teammate Maikil "Golden" Selim among the players who had already been expected to stagger and proceeded to plummet further. After his departure from mousesports, for whom he normally hovered around a 0.95 rating, the Slovakian's tenure in Cloud9 saw him drop down to a 0.76 rating over the course of two tournaments, ESL One Cologne and ELEAGUE Premier, where the North American side placed 9th-12th and 7th-8th, respectively.

mertz had started showing promise following a great DreamHack Open Tours and a breakout performance at StarSeries i-League Season 5, which earned him a place in the rising stock in May.

His spot in the limelight was short-lived, as in North's campaigns at DreamHack Open Summer in June and ESL One Cologne at the beginning of July, mertz's form dipped and he was subsequently removed from the active roster.

ScreaM was looking to get back in form after some amazing play at the CS:GO Asia Championships, where he led the then-EnVyUs to a semi-final appearance. His stock drops in July just as suddenly as it took off last month, as the Belgian was a shadow of himself at the Europe Minor, where losses to ENCE and 3DMAX saw LeftOut crash out of the event in last place.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
833
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
274
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1203
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Indonesia Kevin 'xccurate' Susanto
Kevin 'xccurate' Susanto
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
379
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
849
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1317
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.17
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
629
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1232
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1057
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1202
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
379
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
470
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
905
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
398
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1212
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
385
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1084
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
920
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
846
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1325
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
#1
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Estonia muruw 
no twistzz?
2018-08-01 00:42
No allu?
2018-08-01 00:43
Many are now on our watchlist as potential rising or falling players in future editions. Some of the most notable are Robin "ropz" Kool, Marcelo "coldzera" David, and Håvard "rain" Nygaard, whose stock could plummet if they don't make up for some of their latest event performances, while the likes of Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken and Fernando "fer" Alvarenga are looking to cement themselves as players on the rise.
2018-08-01 00:43
#29
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Estonia muruw 
just thought that having a 1.21 rating last event would have given him a spot on the list but guess you are right
2018-08-01 00:45
Had it not been for Cologne, Twistzz likely would have been featured, but as pointed out, he could very well be there next time if he stays around the EL level
2018-08-01 00:51
#39
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Twistzz will make it. He's right on the verge. Cologne hurt.
2018-08-01 01:04
how is fer rising when he was a top player months ago and garbage now?????????????????
2018-08-01 03:03
prokda is an admin! :v -thorin
2018-08-01 07:46
Nt prodak
2018-08-01 09:01
#94
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Portugal EzLegend 
Wtf is evp??? Pls explain me
2018-08-01 13:23
Exceptionally Valuable Player, so someone who wasn’t the MVP of a tournament but still had amazing stats
2018-08-01 14:48
#103
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Portugal EzLegend 
Okok thxs :)
2018-08-01 19:35
#109
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Czech Republic Bobisaki 
+1
2018-08-02 21:07
Rip
2018-08-01 00:42
ok
2018-08-01 00:42
#4
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Denmark Andycut 
Lololil
2018-08-01 00:42
#5
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Slovakia BuKY 
4th
2018-08-01 00:43
#6
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Finland Fr0styCS 
ez4sergej
2018-08-01 00:43
More like drfjejeke
2018-08-01 00:43
#19
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Finland Fr0styCS 
ok
2018-08-01 00:44
Sick changes
2018-08-01 00:43
#23
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Finland Fr0styCS 
u didnt even read lmao
2018-08-01 00:44
Ofc i did
2018-08-01 00:45
#27
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Finland Fr0styCS 
nt
2018-08-01 00:45
Kio was the problem
2018-08-01 00:43
;( xd
2018-08-01 00:43
#10
Thorin | 
Portugal Hkt 
ok
2018-08-01 00:43
Wow
2018-08-01 00:43
I'm surprised to to see all of mousesports falling. Also I think rain should be considered for next month if he has a performance anything like cologne
2018-08-01 00:44
Some of the most notable are Robin "ropz" Kool, Marcelo "coldzera" David, and Håvard "rain" Nygaard, whose stock could plummet if they don't make up for some of their latest event performances, way ahead of you ^^
2018-08-01 00:52
I guess that's what happens when you comment after just scrolling to read the player list. I noticed immediately after commenting Good article, and I like the format or these. Who came up with the idea?
2018-08-01 01:00
ScreaM should get onto C9 just for the sticker money
2018-08-01 00:43
ez
2018-08-01 00:43
#18
ZywOo | 
Croatia Luka2510 
Xyp is there lol
2018-08-01 00:43
#20
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
no espiranto , rigged
2018-08-01 00:44
#1?
2018-08-01 00:44
#53
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Reunion zizi1234 
Nt mon ami
2018-08-01 01:31
#22
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Sweden YOVNGPETER 
Wtf sunny?
2018-08-01 00:44
0.76 rating GODStyko
2018-08-01 00:44
#26
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Finland msucsgo 
ez4sergej
2018-08-01 00:45
#28
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Italy Zatocsgo 
Bullshit
2018-08-01 00:45
#30
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United States FlagMaster 
Wtf Xyp9x goes down but not the “fabulous” CSGO players such as: Fer, Fallen, Tarik, Rain, Guardian, Basically everyone in NRG, Snax, the entirety of France, Get Right, ok HLTV usually your stock shifts are good but this is hilariously stupid. Sincerely-Liberia
2018-08-01 00:49
#45
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Sweden REVZy 
100%
2018-08-01 01:13
#77
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Other StraightEdge 
hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2018-05.. guardian and rain are not falling down. they are stable in last 3 months.
2018-08-01 06:22
stock shift for july, rain and guardian were useless in this month, but good for last 2
2018-08-01 07:51
#82
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Other StraightEdge 
even if they say july, they will take last 2-3 months performance. not just july
2018-08-01 07:58
#83
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Other StraightEdge 
hltv.org/stats/players?matchType=BigEven.. rain and guardian still stable on july.
2018-08-01 08:00
last month guardian 1.26 july only 1.06 last month sunny 1.19 july - 1.05 drop off 0.2 for guardian and 0.14 for sunny, and still hltv put sunny on this list but not guardian that ruin whole game for faze, cuz without sniper team = shit hltv compere july rank to previous month perfomence, and guardian drop off harder then sunny
2018-08-01 08:44
#89
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Other StraightEdge 
hltv.org/stats/players/events/2757/Guard.. hltv.org/stats/players/events/5479/suNny.. Guardian form is going up-down-up-down \ for last 3 months while sunny was great for 2 months then he fell down. Guardian is stable since is going up and down while sunny's only falling down.
2018-08-01 09:11
if you read the article sunny compered for his last month perfomence in june he had 1.19 and july 1.05, i did the same with guardian, and guardian fell down way more harded
2018-08-01 17:52
sunny on list ???????????????????????????????????????????????????
2018-08-01 00:54
He's on a downhill. Why shouldnt he be there?
2018-08-01 01:41
#105
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United States FlagMaster 
Because there’s players who have dropped off more than him that are the list (#30)
2018-08-01 22:46
#34
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Andorra hltv_citizen 
Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev already kick this "professional player"
2018-08-01 00:54
Good one. Xyp9x just became the cs:go pro player who won the most prize money of all time and you put him as "falling", when clearly he does what his team needs him to do.
2018-08-01 00:55
read the fucking article you arrogant little shit This month, Xyp9x plummeted with an off series against Na`Vi in the Cologne semi-finals and a generally unimpressive level at ELEAGUE Premier. It's hard to fault him for the latter as he clearly wasn't needed to put up big numbers, seeing as Astralis cruised to the title undefeated, but it is a noticeable drop in individual form especially the last sentence
2018-08-01 06:17
#86
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Germany cuzimgreek 
it is about his individual performance and his recent form. so it doesnt matter if he got the most prize money overall. Btw, it was obvious that he would get mentioned in here as falling. If you look up his matches this month it is clearly to see how he underperformed individually.
2018-08-01 09:00
Olof Rising? Wtf
2018-08-01 00:55
what is hard to understand? is the English in the article too advanced for you?
2018-08-01 01:06
He need despacito language
2018-08-01 01:20
Well, he's from Brazil.
2018-08-01 01:30
translate to brazilian pleaze
2018-08-01 06:22
Oohh Oohh Ahh Ahh Kkkkkkk
2018-08-01 14:26
olof rising omegalul ahahahhahahah
2018-08-01 00:57
olof king!
2018-08-01 01:05
#42
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United States zachary998 
I kind of feel like JW should be on rising, he played pretty well
2018-08-01 01:06
#43
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Asia n0val 
xccurate LUL
2018-08-01 01:09
he is a god
2018-08-02 08:45
Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev trash
2018-08-01 01:13
Minor performance isn't counted in this?
2018-08-01 01:14
this shit is so stupid, youre doing statistics on very low sample sizes, pls, hltv, lern2statistic
2018-08-01 01:21
#49
Twistzz | 
United States TLO 
olof :D
2018-08-01 01:22
#50
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Australia CarstenR 
Goddammit Cloud 9 is never going to be at the point it was before I blame Stew.
2018-08-01 01:22
#51
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Good read
2018-08-01 01:24
>olof rising >xyp9x chrisJ falling that's enough
2018-08-01 01:36
#60
NEO | 
Poland JCdenton 
Agree
2018-08-01 02:07
thank you sir
2018-08-01 02:18
#56
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Malaysia byaIi 
good stats
2018-08-01 01:44
#57
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China fancySummer 
xccurate?
2018-08-01 01:48
#58
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Brazil (7|1) 
xyp is just chilling cuz his team is anyway 2stronk
2018-08-01 01:53
#59
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Finland niklaSjj 
EZ4SERGEJ UNLUKO4SUNNY
2018-08-01 01:54
Xyp9x is a example to the 'form' being represented by the data (i.e., statistical form, the change in HLTV ratings) differs from the actual form of the player (imo). In statistics this is often amortised by revving up the sample sample, writing off noise/error as you go. It'd be interesting to see what type of metrics exist for impact frags (or categorising the importance of his frags). For example, the first de_nuke against TL I thought Xyp9x played great, even though he bottom fragged for his team. Dude was a significant reason as to why Astralis ran up so many rounds on the CT side (watch him play the pistol retake, and how he shutdown TL the few times they actually hit ramp, also had an important 1v2 clutch, iirc.). The same applies to most maps I watched him play.
2018-08-01 02:45
#88
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Germany cuzimgreek 
true, kinda sad to see, but i can still agree whit it a little bit. HLTV may be overdoing it but still he wasnt stepping up individually that much. at least i felt like it
2018-08-01 09:09
#63
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Asia BloodFallen 
HLTV def love tyloo so much LOL
2018-08-01 02:52
fangays mad at HLTV for showing real stats and providing proof
2018-08-01 03:00
#66
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United States GoldEar13 
Stopped reading at scream
2018-08-01 03:08
#67
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Kazakhstan TostheClaw 
Scream:(
2018-08-01 03:10
he only played 6 games lol thats nothing. idk why they put him here
2018-08-01 04:36
this fkn nerd shit tf
2018-08-01 03:40
rain still not in falling stock?
2018-08-01 04:37
Falling TACO? edit : sorry, allways falling..
2018-08-01 04:56
#73
BnTeT | 
Australia reeeee 
ez for xccurate
2018-08-01 05:04
#75
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Lithuania size_matters 
lmao when 0.89 is average for STYKO
2018-08-01 06:18
#76
mir | 
Slovakia Trav1s 
feels bad for Styko he had good chances to proof yourslef but didnt go very vell
2018-08-01 06:19
fifflaren raising !
2018-08-01 06:54
guardian had 1.26 rating last month and now only 1.06 and still not falling nice hltv, yea put sunny, xyp9x chiris in it, not some useless sniper that ruin whole game for faze
2018-08-01 08:46
#91
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Czech Republic Miky28CZ 
+1
2018-08-01 10:08
chill out stupid rusky . guardian its their best player and its the only reason why this team its still relevant
2018-08-01 12:23
but for this month he is the main reason why faze lose to BIG and first time out of groups in 2018
2018-08-01 17:51
this is the worst series in HLTV history.. pick a bunch of random players and put some arrow telling if he was doing good or bad lately. I've always hated this stock shift shit, stupid stuff seriously.
2018-08-01 09:51
Yep, and they arent really considering anything other than their rating.
2018-08-01 16:35
#92
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Germany t_mmey 
kinda weird to Feature xyp9x, he's still a Support Player in the end and when he doesn't have to clutch he obviously doesn't put up big numbers...
2018-08-01 11:26
#102
shAy | 
Brazil BRhuehue 
Goddammit Cloud 9 is never going to be at the point it was before I blame Stew.
2018-08-01 18:02
wrong link for 3DMax at the bottom of the article
2018-08-01 21:35
#106
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Morocco de_cpl_mill 
Ez4sergej
2018-08-02 04:27
Pure bullshit..how van u put chris j amongst the falling players when his lasts perfomances have been godlike?!
2018-08-02 20:47
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