device claims FACEIT Major MVP award
The Danish AWPer scoops the honour after inspiring Astralis to win the tournament with a team-leading 1.26 rating over the New Legends and the Champions stages.
device hit peaks in his team's Swiss stage victories against Vega Squadron (1.88 rating) and MIBR (2.19), but he remained a key contributor in the playoffs, posting just one below-average rating, on the first map against FaZe - a series in which he ended up being the top performer after putting on a show on Inferno.
He was the hardest player to kill at the tournament, averaging 0.55 deaths per round, and was ranked third in rating, behind Denis "electronic" Sharipov (1.36) and Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev (1.34). The Na`Vi duo had been strong contenders for the MVP award heading into the final, along with Astralis' Emil "Magisk" Reif and Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen - two players device wound up outshining not just in terms of rating but also impact in round wins.
This is the eighth MVP award of device's career, the third this year after winning the medal at the ECS Season 5 Finals and at ELEAGUE Premier. During Astralis' first Major success, it had been Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye to win the honour after an impressive grand final showing.