MSL wins DreamHack Masters Stockholm MVP award

Mathias "⁠MSL⁠" Lauridsen is the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of DreamHack Masters Stockholm by HLTV.org and betway.

In a tight race, North's in-game leader was awarded with the HLTV.org x betway MVP award after his team's victory in Stockholm.

Taking the AWPing duties on himself, MSL was an impactful player over the course of the tournament, finding 40 opening kills (team-best) and securing 94 AWP frags. MSL also played better in the more important matches, having his two best maps in the grand final win over Astralis where he earned a 1.59 rating on Dust2 and a 1.53 rating on Overpass.

MSL earned his first MVP award

Even though rating-wise MSL was overshadowed by his teammates Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså and Philip "⁠aizy⁠" Aistrup, the AWPer was one of the stand-out players in North's wins, in which he averaged a 1.24 rating. On Astralis' side, Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth were the two main candidates for the MVP award going into the final, but neither stood out enough to claim the MVP award in a defeat.

This is MSL's first MVP award, which he earned in his first Big Tournament win since EPICENTER: Moscow in 2016.

Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1661
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1675
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1466
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
MSL > s1mple > device > wardell > keev > coldzera
2018-09-02 21:54
#17
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Netherlands @Deji
If anyone reply under #1 that’s not related to the comment ur an attentionwhore and go comment at the bottom
2018-09-02 21:55
dont edit
2018-09-02 21:57
- @Deji the attention whore
2018-09-02 22:12
#207
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Hong Kong TROIIDA
hypocrite
2018-09-03 13:48
This lan in a nutshell
2018-09-02 21:56
#37
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New Zealand Damon1174
+1
2018-09-02 21:56
#61
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Poland Unluko
Ok
2018-09-02 21:58
MSL > keev > s1mple > device > wardell > coldzera
2018-09-02 21:58
Keev is the goat
2018-09-02 22:08
smooya > msl > keev > s1mple > cold >device
2018-09-02 22:15
#154
Chet | 
United States M1RBO
Wardell > coldzera? LOL
2018-09-02 23:01
Unexpected w0w
2018-09-02 23:45
No GODHunden no party
2018-09-02 23:51
No Woxic? You must have not seen that clip where he flicked away from a person sitting in market of Mirage to someone who was behind the wall and headshot. Clearly the best VACer I mean AWPer. clips.twitch.tv/BetterWildDotterelBigBro..
2018-09-03 01:04
not special at all wtf?
2018-09-03 12:23
+111111
2018-09-03 03:04
#2
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United Kingdom Dimwit
Madness
2018-09-02 21:54
asd
2018-09-02 21:54
#12
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Netherlands @Deji
Wtf mibrzera
2018-09-02 21:54
#30
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United Kingdom Dimwit
no u
2018-09-02 21:55
So surreal...but the numbers don't lie. Considering how analysts and let's be honest, everyone else said about him taking on the AWP role, WHAT A STUD. Well played, sir.
2018-09-02 22:09
MSL TOP 1
2018-09-02 21:54
BEST DANISH AWPER
2018-09-02 21:54
#6
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Sweden pontus767
goat
2018-09-02 21:54
Yes
2018-09-02 21:56
+1
2018-09-02 22:15
greatest on a tournament (._.')
2018-09-02 22:15
king!
2018-09-02 21:54
Thanks bro 👊
2018-09-02 21:56
Lmao
2018-09-02 22:53
#8
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Bulgaria Jaganci
Top 10 pranks gone too far
2018-09-02 21:54
top 10 things science still cant answer
2018-09-02 21:58
A deadly prank to the CSGO scene. That's for sure
2018-09-02 22:11
A deadly prank to the CSGO scene. That's for sure
2018-09-03 03:15
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-09-02 21:54
LOL
2018-09-02 21:54
#11
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United States Snake2k
0.20
2018-09-02 21:54
#13
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Lithuania c0mmandCS
Lol nice.
2018-09-02 21:55
#14
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Lithuania SeNSeO
Never been so early
2018-09-02 21:55
Expected
2018-09-02 21:55
#18
byali | 
Poland BYALl
god
2018-09-02 21:55
#19
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Czech Republic Prdola15
LUL
2018-09-02 21:55
#20
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Norway Phancy11
From mslul to this in few weeks, great performance.
2018-09-02 21:55
#21
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Norway tobroe
Didnt valde WIN??
2018-09-02 21:55
dreamhack mvp not hltv
2018-09-02 21:56
Hltv does their own awards, that’s why nobody should care about them.
2018-09-02 21:56
Yeah we should care about h4xgg more
2018-09-02 22:04
Only my awards are worth it. I had Dennis as mvp.
2018-09-02 22:16
K
2018-09-02 23:00
MSL won the HLTV x betway MVP Award, valde was the "H4Xgg MVP" which was given by DreamHack/their sponsors
2018-09-02 21:57
Can you explain how come he got this award? He wasn't the best in anything except opening kills, so how is this possible?
2018-09-02 22:59
#22
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Italy Er1cz
omega lul
2018-09-02 21:55
MSL GOD
2018-09-02 21:55
delet this u have gone too far
2018-09-02 21:55
Deserved as expected P.s he came back stronger
2018-09-02 21:56
Lets go!
2018-09-02 21:55
deserved
2018-09-02 21:55
.wtffff
2018-09-02 21:56
#31
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Poland Astoner55
This is literally the least expected thing I have seen in my life
2018-09-02 21:55
+1
2018-09-02 22:00
WTF!
2018-09-02 21:56
Expected
2018-09-02 21:56
that dude looks like me. I'm 30 years of age XD
2018-09-02 21:56
LUL
2018-09-02 21:56
MSL was playing great with the awp, well deserved.
2018-09-02 21:56
#41
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Russia Reph
you know that something goes wrong
2018-09-02 21:56
#43
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Canada kyzradaM
Yoooooo Msl lmaooo
2018-09-02 21:56
#44
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Poland iveforever
Ropz deserved more
2018-09-02 21:56
#45
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Russia dUUUt
First igl who wins mvp for past 5 years?
2018-09-02 21:56
FalleN? :D
2018-09-02 21:57
#63
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Russia dUUUt
hmmm true
2018-09-02 21:58
Happy?
2018-09-03 00:28
LUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLL
2018-09-02 21:56
#48
byali | 
Poland BYALl
msl > s1mple > device dont argue
2018-09-02 21:56
#49
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Germany GiiGa88
Hahaha this guy is so bad omg what happened to cs scene
2018-09-02 21:56
BS not for this tourney he wasn't. Outawped pretty much everyone and amazing impact/multi-kill rounds. Completely deserved. Stats don't tell whole story.
2018-09-02 22:08
#181
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Germany GiiGa88
i never talked about stats, did you see him play, he is so bad, no aim, no reaction time...
2018-09-03 05:05
bruh not sure if we r talking about the same tourney but i saw him play like a champ hope he can keep this up!
2018-09-03 05:42
#146
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17
Like German scene
2018-09-02 22:52
'I didn't watch the tournament but decided to comment anyway to stay relevant' - GiiGa88
2018-09-03 00:13
well said
2018-09-03 00:43
only cs go 2018 things cs go died since middle of 2016
2018-09-03 00:29
#50
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Hungary StraYzie
Top 20 players of 2018
2018-09-02 21:56
#52
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United States lockerboit
grats
2018-09-02 21:57
wtf is going with cs go
2018-09-02 21:57
aizy 1.17 (consistent on most maps) MSL 1.06 (surprisingly good with awp, but not as consistent as aizy) MSL wins MVP... wp
2018-09-02 21:57
Thanks!
2018-09-02 22:04
#92
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Brazil Kelmec
thanks !
2018-09-02 22:07
Aizy didnt show up as much as MSL did in the final and had sub 10 frags in 2 maps in the semi final. In reality valde should have gotten it but MSL carried the final map and had huge opening kill impact until the final where he carried mid round so I understand him getting it.
2018-09-02 22:02
I think the difference between msl playing before this tournament (spectating) and now makes him deserve it more than his teammates even if they performed slightly better
2018-09-02 22:51
#59
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Sweden Trkmag
fucking crazy
2018-09-02 21:57
top 100this year ... atleast for me . xD
2018-09-02 21:58
#62
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Spain Alser
Hell's frozen over
2018-09-02 21:58
EXPECTED AND DESERVED
2018-09-02 21:58
deserved
2018-09-02 21:58
lmao this is so fucking cool how people were hating on him all the time now he gets an MVP and wins awp duels against s1mple, device etc.
2018-09-02 21:58
Congratulations, MSL! You deserve it! Who will ever imagine that? MSL being the MVP of a Big Event.
2018-09-02 21:59
Congrats
2018-09-02 23:38
MSL outawping s1mple, oskar&chris J and Device in two days.. Now I've seen it all !!!
2018-09-02 21:59
#72
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Poland misioneos
Deserved, fuck you thorin, he showed you what he can
2018-09-02 21:59
#73
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Brunei S4jko
MSL Deserve it
2018-09-02 22:00
#74
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Pakistan d1ckweed
Well done, Mathias.
2018-09-02 22:00
MS LUL PogChamp
2018-09-02 22:00
RIGGED
2018-09-02 22:01
Zonic wrong, Hahaha LUL imgur.com/gallery/eJ2Itui A translation from Russian to English: "Danny zonic Sorensen, Cyril ANGE1 Karasev and Mikhail Dosia Stolyarov told "Kalashnikov Media" about their expectations from FACEIT Major - London 2018. They all named Astralis the favorite of the tournament. Zonic said that Winstrike Team and North - the weakest participants of the upcoming major"
2018-09-02 22:05
AXAXAXAXAXA
2018-09-02 22:05
Yea
2018-09-02 22:07
#192
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17
If I was aizy or some other player of North I would tweet ahahhaah to this interview to sonic. He got fucked in ass this time
2018-09-03 07:46
0.20 kd on dust MVP LUL
2018-09-02 22:05
deserved
2018-09-02 22:05
Never seen someone win MVP with that many bad maps in an event but congrats to him.
2018-09-02 22:05
#200
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Poland scelecky
+1, device should get it: device 1.24 rating, MSL 1.06...
2018-09-03 11:30
Deserved
2018-09-02 22:06
LOL
2018-09-02 22:06
MSL WITH CAP POGGERS Who would have thought this guy wins a mvp trophy of a tier 1 event? He had HUNDEN level stats at one point. w0w
2018-09-02 22:06
Well deserved, Mathias! Good job! Only 4 to go to reach s1mple in 2018! :]
2018-09-02 22:06
when MSL wins a fucking mvp award of t1 tournament you know that this game is already dying
2018-09-02 22:07
#127
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Canada LARRATT
xD
2018-09-02 22:22
+1
2018-09-02 22:46
#195
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Denmark resolut
Death is necessary for evolution.
2018-09-03 09:03
#97
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Estonia Rebae
nice one :)
2018-09-02 22:08
#98
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United Kingdom Clive
Question: what does this mean for Mertz (and Nico)?
2018-09-02 22:08
#103
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Russia marnell
Deserved.
2018-09-02 22:10
wat
2018-09-02 22:11
this is truly the best timeline
2018-09-02 22:12
OMEGALUL
2018-09-02 22:12
Deserved
2018-09-02 22:13
nice ratings kkkkkkkk
2018-09-02 22:15
2019 Zeus won IEM Katowice Major MVP award lmao
2018-09-02 22:16
gj
2018-09-02 22:16
RATING 0.91 man MVP lol
2018-09-02 22:16
absolute fucking madman
2018-09-02 22:17
HAHAHA, nice one
2018-09-02 22:18
#120
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Germany Bongskie
wth is that
2018-09-02 22:18
what a time to be alive
2018-09-02 22:19
Deserved
2018-09-02 22:22
#123
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Germany ConAction
I am sooo happy for MSL its insane crazy about that is that I never really liked him but somehow this makes me so proud idk xd
2018-09-02 22:22
So true
2018-09-02 22:22
#124
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Vietnam Oida
Always rated his AWP
2018-09-02 22:22
I seriosuly didn't think I'd live to catch this day but here I am now
2018-09-02 22:23
#129
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Poland Crai9Xen
Damn MSL the god
2018-09-02 22:25
#131
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Brazil hugoooo
MSL winning a big lan MVP award? What world is this? Who could ever imagine??
2018-09-02 22:29
#132
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
aizy? but fair enough
2018-09-02 22:30
#133
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Argentina sheshev
HHAHAHAHAHAHA
2018-09-02 22:33
Damn so deserved, i hope he can perform well next tournaments also. No need to be sick like this, but atleast consistent. Congratz North and MSL did really great job
2018-09-02 22:33
Wp , proud of him 💯
2018-09-02 22:35
What a strange dream
2018-09-02 22:40
Richard and Thorin mocked MSL for so long that he finally snapped and somehow started playing good. I guess that's one way to go.
2018-09-02 22:41
#139
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Turkey emir6034
MS LUL
2018-09-02 22:42
A tournament with the likes of s1mple, NiKo, Cold, Device, etc. and out of all people, MSL wins the MVP of the tournament... What a time to be alive. GGWP
2018-09-02 22:45
#167
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Brunei GucciLeIe
+1 Really, what a time to be alive
2018-09-03 00:11
#142
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Poland crouzzz
Is this a dream or alive? from BOT to GOD, GJ
2018-09-02 22:47
I wonder if he ever imagined that he would be the mvp of a tournament
2018-09-02 22:48
Deserved. MSL GOD
2018-09-02 22:50
Deserved, glad that he was able to get the MVP! :D
2018-09-02 22:53
Wow gj msl
2018-09-02 22:55
God amongst men
2018-09-02 22:56
#152
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Sweden KarlXII
Deserved
2018-09-02 22:59
#155
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Denmark Fonder
Deserved, MSL is one of Danish cs gods
2018-09-02 23:03
#156
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Israel xpicyyy
DESERVED
2018-09-02 23:03
so glad for him <3
2018-09-02 23:06
JUST WOW.. gz MSL
2018-09-02 23:09
LMAOO
2018-09-02 23:13
expected
2018-09-02 23:13
is this real life?
2018-09-02 23:44
Never thought i would see msl win an mvp award
2018-09-02 23:54
#166
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Chile nachooww
deserved
2018-09-03 00:04
Played with him on ESEA twice some years ago, very humble guy. I'm proud of him.
2018-09-03 00:14
Wow, there were atleast 20 more deserving players at the lan
2018-09-03 00:26
MSL mvp... this is real?! WTF is happen with CSGO now? O.O
2018-09-03 01:20
#177
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Portugal dracø
I never expected to see a title like this. It was deserved af tho
2018-09-03 03:10
Deserved 100%, Xyp9x also was also a good contender
2018-09-03 04:23
ez for GODSL
2018-09-03 04:50
lol expected, if you didnt expect msl to outawp oskar,s1mple and device you're an idiot
2018-09-03 05:09
Igl mvp. Nice work
2018-09-03 05:33
csgo 2k18 omfg
2018-09-03 06:30
msl > s1mple > solek
2018-09-03 06:35
#187
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Brazil cadik
MSL AWP PogChamp s1mple AWP OMEGALUL
2018-09-03 07:03
Damn... The world's end is near... Better go to church and donate your winning bet money guys xd
2018-09-03 07:20
#189
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Malaysia byaIi
MSL MVP as always
2018-09-03 07:23
#191
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Poland neverbait
from BOT to GOD lol
2018-09-03 07:37
MSL - MVP OF 2018!!!
2018-09-03 08:11
#196
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Serbia bra1np
Congrats - Great player, if you have in mind that he is actually IGL
2018-09-03 09:05
Woxic + Smooya + Niko + S1mple + Guardian = Dreamteam
2018-09-03 09:10
oof I almost had a heart attach, I are think MSL vac
2018-09-03 10:01
Uff.. you almosted give me earth attack, i think a msl vac. *
2018-09-03 11:44
ty mr pronax
2018-09-03 11:53
I feel bad for Valde. What a beast.
2018-09-03 12:06
Valde or aizy real mvp's
2018-09-03 12:15
Isnt the mvp based upon the kdr? If it is then kjaerbye, valde and aizy all had higher then msl?
2018-09-03 13:41
kkkkkk MVP for this stats
2018-09-03 14:01
#209
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Europe Vallon
LOL, fraudzera fan talking. That baiting farmer got eliminated in quarters.
2018-09-03 17:36
NiP fan OMEGALUL
2018-09-03 18:11
such a strange time to live in
2018-09-03 22:15
#213
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CIS sergioff
MSL with such potential, unbelievable
2018-09-04 15:09
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