device wins BLAST Pro Series Istanbul MVP award

Nicolai "device" Reedtz has claimed the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of BLAST Pro Series Istanbul by HLTV.org and Betway.

Astralis's AWPer secured the award after inspiring his team to win the $250,000 event after the closely contested grand final, in which the Danes beat MIBR 2-1.

device beat two of his teammates to the MVP medal, Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth and Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen, as well as MIBR's Marcelo "coldzera" David, all of whom were in contention for the award before the grand final began.

device claimed his fourth MVP award of 2018 after leading Astralis to another title

With a 1.39 rating, device was the highest-rated player of the tournament following a consistent performance in the group stage and especially a great showing in the final best-of-three, in which he averaged a 1.48 rating after kicking off the series with a jaw-dropping 2.72 rating on the opening map, Train.

The 23-year-old appeared in several other leaderboards apart from overall rating, such as in damage per round (88.4, 2nd), kills per round (0.87, 1st), as well as opening kills (0.17, 1st) and success in opening duels (78%, 1st).

This is device's ninth MVP award overall and his fourth in 2018, after he secured the accolade at ECS Season 5 Finals, ELEAGUE Premier, and the FACEIT Major over the course of the last five months.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1093
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1539
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
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
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1596
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
#1
Portugal phvm 
+ 27 against mibr hahah
2018-09-29 22:26
#6
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Spain JustNo 
Now comes the edit
2018-09-29 22:25
#15
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Turkey Diveland 
device <3
2018-09-29 22:26
godvice
2018-09-29 22:35
DV should be top1 player 2018, no?
2018-09-30 05:06
He very well could be if he can maintain this form 3 more monthes
2018-09-30 19:29
#21
Portugal phvm 
sure
2018-09-29 22:26
Is it illegal to use the edit button nowadays? :/ Why is it even there then?
2018-09-29 22:34
#48
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Spain JustNo 
im just saying i saw his comment which was "s", just to be the 1st, now he says another thing completely different
2018-09-29 22:38
I would understand that could be a problem if only the #1 comment was allowed. But everyone can write their comment even if it's #100 and will still be seen in the comment section. Let him be #1. Is he upsetting you because he got #1?
2018-09-29 22:59
#79
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Spain JustNo 
did i say im upset? i just said what i saw, youre misinterpreting me
2018-09-29 23:22
Then I REALLY dont get the point. You just felt like saying "here comes the edit"? =D Alrighty then! Hey, did you know people are playing counter-strike atm? Just sayin My point: it's a useless fact.
2018-09-29 23:25
#86
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Spain JustNo 
aoc
2018-09-29 23:57
No idea what that means. :) Good night, my friend. Its getting too late for me now!
2018-09-30 00:02
Does it upset you that people might find it obnoxious that some want to do anything to be #1?
2018-09-30 02:52
Im just trying to figure some people out. But I think Im done with that for now. I have never understood the #1 comment hype and probably never will.
2018-09-30 11:30
#8
NiKo | 
Brazil vChuck1 
Thorin kreygasm
2018-09-29 22:25
LMAO he prob had to leave the barclays arena to change his pants
2018-09-29 22:28
#64
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Germany Trax_ 
+1 hahah but Devve is beast tbh and sexeyyyy
2018-09-29 22:51
#13
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Xyp9x had the MVP before the finals, but the great final by device gave him the MVP, deserved
2018-09-29 22:26
funny that he was the choker
2018-10-01 13:03
#84
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Portugal Dafp 
lol cloud 9 fan
2018-09-29 23:51
lol mibr fan
2018-09-30 09:03
#115
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Portugal Dafp 
lol no club fan
2018-09-30 11:03
haushduahudhsaudhuas BR CS
2018-09-30 00:04
EZ
2018-09-29 22:25
Ez
2018-09-29 22:25
#51
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Turkey Piete 
Pz
2018-09-29 22:39
#4
fnx | 
Europe Taehyung 
Expected
2018-09-29 22:25
#5
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Xyp9x had the MVP before the finals, but the great final by device gave him the MVP, deserved
2018-09-29 22:26
#24
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Spain elskio 
+this and if Xyp9x win this mvp he could be top10 of 2018 with gla1ve dupreeh magisk and device :(
2018-09-29 22:27
That would not be nearly enough
2018-09-29 22:38
#7
Maikelele | 
Russia iLow 
Ez
2018-09-29 22:25
device #1 2018 hltv player ez
2018-09-29 22:25
#41
FalleN | 
Brazil xandoca 
yeap... if he got top5 in 2017, where astralis had 2 titles and no MVP to him, imagine now with 4 MVP's, including major title and major MVP?
2018-09-29 22:35
#66
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Germany Trax_ 
i still think S1mple should be #1, but if devve is #1 it's also well deserved
2018-09-29 22:53
i think device will be the one bcs astralis won more tournaments obviously and MAJOR mvp for him,and yea deserved 100%
2018-09-29 23:22
#107
device | 
Korea NCT127 
Before the major I thought there was still hope for s1mple, however his performance throughout the tournament isn’t good enough to gain a better rating, in the same time NaVi plays so bad in recent matches.Thus the only chance for s1mple are those tournaments in the next 3 months, which also means he has to perform way much better and win some trophies while showing godlike plays.
2018-09-30 03:42
#10
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Albania blizaardy 
Device i love you Marry me
2018-09-29 22:25
Wtf
2018-09-29 22:26
#52
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Turkey Piete 
wtf ?
2018-09-29 22:39
#12
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Turkey Diveland 
expected
2018-09-29 22:26
expected’st’ve
2018-09-29 22:26
#16
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United Kingdom SickaBoy 
xd
2018-09-29 22:26
#50
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Turkey Piete 
xD
2018-09-29 22:38
who would've thought?
2018-09-29 22:26
#18
Turkey ckr^ 
deserved devvek1ng
2018-09-29 22:26
#19
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Brazil JaspCardoso 
2.72 that's impressive
2018-09-29 22:26
#20
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France t3r4byt3 
he might actually steal #1 of 2018 away from s1mple at this rate
2018-09-29 22:26
Already stole in the major
2018-09-29 22:30
Congratz dev1ce, well earned. His performance on train was one of the most godlike i've ever seen!
2018-09-29 22:27
Ez top1
2018-09-29 22:27
#25
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
Jesus lol, mvp for 2 day tournament. HLTV, EXCUSE ME WHAT THE F*CK?
2018-09-29 22:27
So what Its 8 Maps and 250k prize pool
2018-09-29 22:35
S1mple fanboy afraid LMAO
2018-09-29 22:41
#62
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North America AlanSmith 
ahhahahahhahah
2018-09-29 22:48
#97
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Norway Respeckpls 
lol +1
2018-09-30 00:57
#26
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Turkey Jarrod 
Expected from Little Tom Cruise gg
2018-09-29 22:27
#27
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Spain elskio 
#RoadToTop1
2018-09-29 22:27
#28
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Australia StVincent 
unexpected
2018-09-29 22:27
#47
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Turkey Piete 
xD
2018-09-29 22:38
#29
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Serbia toENDallWARS 
wow what is going on with this kid he winning everything... 79 frags?? dam.......
2018-09-29 22:28
eco fragger, still sucks xD
2018-09-29 22:28
#67
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Germany Trax_ 
O-M-E-G-A-L-U-L 2.72 rating with ecofrags
2018-09-29 22:55
damn s1mple fanboys on suicide alert
2018-09-29 22:28
#33
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Norway Phancy11 
I think the whole astralis squad will be in top 10 this year, maybe except xyp9x, he will be like 15
2018-09-29 22:28
This time he deserved it but at the major was either dupreeh or gla1ve.
2018-09-29 22:30
as expected lmao,on most important map he choke and have bad k/d lucky with other players
2018-09-29 22:31
Retard logic
2018-09-29 22:40
im not hating on him but players like dupreeh / gla1ve are more impactful under pressure
2018-09-29 22:40
He is the only reason that the first map was so easy and also the only reason they even got close on overpass He carried 2 maps hard he shouldnt be expected to perform for the third
2018-09-29 22:43
star player can't be expected to perform in decider map? retarded?
2018-09-30 00:10
Maybe his teammates should start performing simple cant win a series by himself completely
2018-09-30 01:28
first of all i didnt insulted you,it was just my opinion . u little piece of shit
2018-09-30 11:35
wtf have I said to you?
2018-09-30 17:37
#121
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Only looking at stats? Did you watch the game he played great
2018-09-30 18:26
#122
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Yes missing every AWP shot 10/10 ign
2018-09-30 18:32
#125
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
You didnt watch the game. Got it.
2018-09-30 18:39
#127
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
You are blinded by his 2ks with the awp on eco rounds and him giving it away to the enemy. Got it
2018-09-30 18:40
#128
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
And you're completely ignoring his impact in gun rounds
2018-09-30 18:41
#131
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
You mean eco rounds? If you meant gun rounds, all I see is him whiffing almost every shot with the AWP.
2018-09-30 18:48
#133
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Weird lol I dont
2018-09-30 19:44
#134
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Maybe you should stop being delusional?
2018-09-30 20:51
#135
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Maybe you shouldn't expect him to 30 bomb every map and be realistic.
2018-09-30 23:03
#136
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Well if you stop being blind, not only does he get 13 kills from ecofrags he misses the most important shots
2018-10-01 06:32
#139
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
LMAO 13 kills from "eco" frags. A team rushing at you with full czs and 1 AK is not an eco
2018-10-01 15:33
#141
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Yes 5 glocks aren't 4 czs and an ak
2018-10-01 19:07
#142
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Sorry next time he just wont shoot at them
2018-10-01 22:52
#143
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Thats the thing - he started shooting after 5 seconds, his reaction time is awful.
2018-10-02 06:06
#144
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
0/8
2018-10-02 16:21
#145
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
+8/8, thanks
2018-10-02 18:13
#146
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
-8/8
2018-10-02 18:23
#147
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
+512/8
2018-10-02 18:46
#148
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
-16/8
2018-10-02 19:15
#149
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
512-16 = 496 gg ez win
2018-10-02 22:31
#150
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Yawn
2018-10-03 04:49
Every map in a grand final is High pressure....
2018-09-30 00:52
#37
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France plagueis 
congratz godvice you deserved it.
2018-09-29 22:31
#38
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Well deserved
2018-09-29 22:31
#44
smooya | 
United Kingdom Porking 
Well deserved
2018-09-29 22:35
gg Astralis MIBR just keep improving, keep doing it. they will be close to Astrali's ass soon mark my word dont @ at me
2018-09-29 22:37
#70
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Germany Trax_ 
@you
2018-09-29 22:57
#46
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Brazil millerjmatos 
Best 2018 player after NiKo and Coldzera
2018-09-29 22:38
#58
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Hungary Blackburn2k17 
baitzera?
2018-09-29 22:41
Niko still good, but hasnt won any title. Baitzera?.... rly?? Hes not even top 10 this year
2018-09-29 22:56
#74
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
s1mple, dev1ce, niko, electronic and dupreeh shoud be this year top5
2018-09-29 23:11
what about simple? Simple was way impressive then device, cold and niko
2018-09-29 23:24
coldzera barely top 10
2018-09-30 00:09
Ez devve deluxe
2018-09-29 22:39
#54
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Turkey rasheem 
Last time there was some debate about MVP award (dupreeh, magisk maybe).... This time there's no question!
2018-09-29 22:40
Stop, get some help
2018-09-29 22:40
deserved this time at least
2018-09-29 22:45
Well deserved
2018-09-29 22:49
better than Faceit Major at least good finals after so long didn't expected MIBR to perform this good but they're improving day by day.
2018-09-29 22:53
#68
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Russia marnell 
ResidentSleeper
2018-09-29 22:56
34-7 monkaS
2018-09-29 23:00
Expected
2018-09-29 23:01
#75
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Brazil Gunzel 
Device top 1 player of 2018 no doubts. S1mple top 2 Niko top 3 Electronic top 4 Coldzera top 5 This is how it should be imo
2018-09-29 23:13
Coldzera top5? XD
2018-09-29 23:16
cold top5 ahahah trololo
2018-09-29 23:23
cold has no point of being a top 5 player, he is a great player, very smart and good spray control, but he is more like a "system"player for me, he gets put into position to get his kills mostly. His skill ceiling is way lower than of the likes of niko, simple or device and their respective mechanical skills. Thats no flame towards cold, just my opinion.
2018-09-29 23:53
#88
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Well your opinion is just as trash as putting cold top 5. Cold is great mechanically, slightly below Niko and s1mple respectively but definitely on the same level as device. Devices strength is not his supreme mechanical skill, its reading enemies, positioning well, rotating well and being extremely efficient.
2018-09-30 00:04
So you basically got mostly the same opinion but say mine is trash? r8 8/8 I'd put device slightly above coldzera overall, but Niko/simple are more than "slightly" above cold, theres quite a gap with unlimited potential for the first 2.
2018-09-30 01:23
#103
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Not really you underrate how little skill difference there is between potential top 1 players.
2018-09-30 02:27
niko top 3 WTF?! coldzera top 5 WTF?!
2018-09-30 00:21
#77
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Malaysia byaIi 
road to top1
2018-09-29 23:21
#83
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Portugal Pfar 
Astrashit ruining csgo ...
2018-09-29 23:47
True, literally destroying everyone who meets them
2018-09-30 00:55
stfu 16-0 mibr
2018-09-30 10:51
top 1 2018 ?
2018-09-30 00:10
#94
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Denmark pistolen 
He is so good man. And haters will probably continue to call him a ecofragger only lol.
2018-09-30 00:46
#98
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Denmark GUNzales 
EZtralis <3
2018-09-30 01:07
2 mvps in 7 days what a legend.
2018-09-30 01:08
+1
2018-09-30 18:36
#104
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Australia CaZeR01 
2.72 :OOO
2018-09-30 02:40
#106
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Europe KittyChamp 
s1mple - second best player in the world :D
2018-09-30 03:02
Ez
2018-09-30 05:41
Deserved
2018-09-30 10:50
#113
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Greece daFfyw0w 
device is on fire this period
2018-09-30 10:51
Top 5 of 2018 1. device 2. s1pmle 3. dupreeh 4. electronic 5. Not baitzera
2018-09-30 10:54
#118
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Finland ryltZ 
1. Device 2. Simple 3. NiKo 4. Electronic 5. Dupreeh Easy Top 5 bois trust me gg :)
2018-09-30 11:48
dupreeh over electronic? and no doubt niko is top 3 ever may be but this year? number 3? Really?
2018-09-30 18:36
#126
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Yeah 5 EVPs 3rd highest rating
2018-09-30 18:40
brother its my opinion. I dont think niko is #3 this year. Always choked in important matches. Just rekting in group stage.
2018-09-30 18:42
#130
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Your opinion isnt fact based at all
2018-09-30 18:43
expected
2018-09-30 13:39
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