Top 20 players of 2018: valde (20)

Coming in at No.20 on our top 20 list of 2018, powered by EGB.com, is Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså, who makes his first-ever appearance on account of his consistency for North all year long.

Top 20 Players of 2018: Introduction

valde has spent the last two-and-a-half years competing at a top level, so it is easy to forget that, before being recruited by CPH Wolves in May 2016, he was virtually unknown outside of Denmark. Before that, he had competed in a handful of the QPAD King of Nordic weekly tournaments with stfuNerd alongside players like Emil "Magisk" Reif and Rasmus "SandeN" Sanden, and in some qualifiers with the likes of Granted and Singularity.

His first LAN event on record was the BYOC qualifier for Copenhagen Games 2016, where he put in a respectable 1.28 rating - still not enough for his then team, Krydsild, to advance to the main tournament as they were downed by Iwku in the final round of the playoffs. Less than two months later, he would be picked up by CPH Wolves, and, according to him, he immediately adapted to the more rigid system imposed by Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander and Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer, two renowned tacticians still to this day.

“My journey until that point had been nothing out of the ordinary. I had been playing in some lower level Danish teams and attended a few local LAN events in Denmark. Other than that, I was just another casual player playing FACEIT, matchmaking and so on. I knew that I had always been better at Counter-Strike than most people, already from an early age when I started playing Source, but it never struck me that I would end up making a living out of it.

“I think it was a great experience once I got my chance in Copenhagen Wolves. Playing with people you had looked up to was a dream coming true, and from there everything went so fast. The transition wasn’t hard at all, at least not for me. It was just about listening and doing your best, and people were really nice to me in the beginning in terms of being forgiving if I made a mistake."

Just weeks later, valde made headlines as he and gla1ve were called to play for SK as stand-ins at DreamHack Summer as replacements for Magisk and Liquid-bound Jacob "Pimp" Winneche. He top fragged for the team against Immortals but struggled to make his mark in the other games, ending the tournament with a 0.89 rating.

"If I felt the pressure? Of course. It was a wild experience… I don’t think I even had a picture on HLTV at the time, and sitting on such a big stage, which I had never experience before, was a big task… probably also too big for me at the time. But overall I think I did fine, even though I didn’t have good stats."

valde standing in for SK at DreamHack Summer 2016

valde did not let the below-average rating in Jönköping get to him and quickly bounced back. Despite Heroic’s shortcomings, he maintained a high level of performance in most of the team’s LAN outings, most notably at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals (1.27 rating), ESWC 2016 (1.48) and IEM Oakland (1.31), while also leading Denmark to a semi-final run at the World Championships with a 1.32 rating. His heroics would be rewarded closer to the end of the year as the team picked up their first international title at IGL 2016, where valde boasted a tournament-leading 1.38 rating.

The then 21-year-old ended 2016 with a 1.19 rating, an achievement on its own for someone still taking his first steps on the international stage, prompting Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács to pick him as the player to watch in 2017.

"To be honest, I did not have any specific goals for 2017. It was a turbulent year with a lot of roster changes and uncertainty about our future. In the beginning, I was not even sure about my place in the team because I was still so new and all. But I think I was a fast learner, and when you also got some good roles and teammates who set you up, it was my job and responsibility to perform well. At least I expected that from myself."

valde began 2017 with a bang, helping Heroic to a semi-final run at DreamHack Open Leipzig with a 1.31 rating - which would be his highest of the year on LAN. Things would soon turn sour for Heroic, who, in the aftermath of a last-place finish at DreamHack Open Tours, surprisingly benched valde as the team were about to play in the closed qualifier for ESL One Cologne.

valde quickly established himself as a star player in Heroic

Three months later, an opportunity presented itself as Magisk was benched by North, and valde made an instant impact in his new team, whom he helped to a runner-up finish at DreamHack Masters Malmö and to a title-winning campaign at DreamHack Open Montreal, averaging a 1.17 rating at those two tournaments. Things seemed to be looking up for North, but the team quickly ran out of steam, with valde himself also looking out of shape as he had below-average ratings at three of his last four events of the year, ending 2017 with just a 1.08 rating on LAN.

"We had a really good start [with North], indeed, but overall I think we were very different players with different mindsets and visions on how to play the game. Our philosophies outside of the game were also totally different, and so I think it was inevitable that the old North roster wasn’t going to last forever.

"My personal goal for 2018 was to win a big tournament and become a better player than I was the year before. Winning a big one was something I had never done before."

Denmarkvalde
2018 LAN tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
EL Major 2018
(15-16th)
0.99 (1st, +9%) 77.5 0.69 0.74 0.85 70.2%
cs_summit 2
(5-6th)
1.32 (1st, +26%) 93.1 0.91 0.62 1.45 70.4% EVP
IEM Katowice 2018
(7-8th)
1.17 (1st, +18%) 81.3 0.80 0.64 1.13 71.5%
DH Tours 2018
(1st)
1.25 (1st, +6%) 84.8 0.82 0.56 1.03 76.1% EVP
StarSeries S5
(3-4th)
1.09 (2nd, +4%) 80.2 0.72 0.67 0.99 72.8%
DH Summer 2018
(3-4th)
1.15 (2nd, +8%) 81.2 0.74 0.61 0.98 74.5%
ESL One Cologne 2018
(9-12th)
0.98 (2nd, +4%) 74.1 0.65 0.68 0.84 68.6%
DH Valencia 2018
(1st)
1.45 (1st, +23%) 101.2 0.95 0.62 1.33 83.3% MVP
DH Masters Stockholm
(1st)
1.16 (2nd, +8%) 81.2 0.73 0.59 1.01 74.4% EVP
SS i-League S6
(5-8th)
1.14 (1st, +10%) 81.7 0.70 0.63 1.01 74.2%
IEM Chicago 2018
(9-12th)
1.12 (1st, +17%) 81.6 0.77 0.69 1.14 70.6%
ECS S6 Finals
(3-4th)
1.15 (1st, +13%) 81.6 0.75 0.67 1.18 73.1% EVP
EPL S8 Finals
(13-16th)
0.95 (1st, +11%) 73.7 0.64 0.76 0.89 65.3%
5% above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

2018 began for North like it did for many other top teams: with the ELEAGUE Major. Looking in hindsight, the previous struggles indicated that all was not well with the team, but at the time no one would have predicted that the Danes, one of the eight Legends from PGL Major Krakow, would bomb out 0-3 after recording losses to Vega Squadron, Astralis and BIG. For valde, there were still positives to take as he had a team-leading 0.99 rating, 9% higher than the squad's average.

North could not enter the Major's last-16 stage

Soon after the event ended, North pressed the panic button, shockingly raiding Astralis for Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye and promoting Daniel "mertz" Mertz from their academy team to replace Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke and René "cajunb" Borg.

"The mood in the team was very bad at the time. We did not have a set playing style that everybody was comfortable with, none of us had any confidence, and I think a lot of things were just off. So it didn’t come to a surprise to me that we failed that Major hard.

"From the outside (and the inside), the changes seemed like a no-brainer. We could get a pure AWPer that had shown good promise in the academy team, and getting Kjaerbye from Astralis was something we couldn’t pass up on. We thought the roles would be more well defined but we still had our issues, which eventually led to more roster changes."

The changes in North did not immediately pay dividends, as the team would bow out of cs_summit 2 in 5th-6th place following 0-2 losses to SK and Heroic. But despite the team's struggles, valde started to reap the benefits from the now more-defined roles as he boasted a tournament-high 1.32 rating - a whopping 26% higher than North's average -, while also ranking first for ADR, kills per round, and headshots per round, to pick up an EVP mention.

"I was definitely confident in my own game, but, for the unaware, CS is a team game, so it matters absolutely zero to me if I play a 1.30 rating tournament if we go out in the groups. I think I got moved around a little, though, getting new spots and new roles as Terrorist, and that helped me quite a bit, but, in my own opinion, I can play almost any role and do a good job. Being versatile is something I enjoy, and I think it’s necessary if you want to become a top individual in modern Counter-Strike."

Despite failing to get out of the groups at IEM Katowice, North's 7th-8th place finish is still regarded as positive by most people's standards as they were still in the top half. valde had some lively performances in the tournament and posted a 1.17 rating (18% higher than the team's average), single-handedly keeping the Danes in the series against NiP, which eventually went the Swedes' way.

valde led North at their first four events of 2018

North then won a much-needed trophy DreamHack Open Tours, dropping just one map throughout the entire tournament. valde led the team to glory with a 1.25 rating, boasting above-average ratings in all seven games that he played, but, in the end, he had to settle for an EVP mention as the MVP award was scooped by Issa "ISSAA" Murad.

"Winning always feels good, and it served as a small confident booster. But, without sounding arrogant, the smaller DreamHack Open titles are not what makes me satisfied. I want to compete in the big finals and to be a contender for the big trophies."

After four events in a row as North's top performer, valde was second to mertz at StarSeries i-League Season 5, and to Kjaerbye at DreamHack Open Summer, with the team finishing 3rd-4th at both events. At the Ukrainian tournament, which featured a best-of-three Swiss format, the 23-year-old had just five out of 18 maps with below-average ratings, and boasted ten 1.15+-rated maps, playing an important role in the team's success with a 1.29 rating in map wins leading to victories.

Things seemed to be picking up for the Danish team, but then they hit a new low with the roster as they bowed out of ESL One Cologne in the groups following losses to fnatic and MIBR, valde himself looking out of shape as he registered 1.0+ ratings in just 50% of the games and averaged a year-low 0.65 kills per round and 0.84 impact.

DreamHack Valencia gave valde his first MVP medal

Just days after the German event, North set the wheels of change in motion, benching mertz as they toyed with the idea of going international. Their first experiment was a success as they won the rather uneventful DreamHack Open Valencia with Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas as a stand-in, repeating their campaign from Tours as they lost just one map throughout the tournament. valde went through peaks and troughs in the group stage, with three 1.30-rated maps but also two below-average ratings, but he swept everyone off their feet in the playoffs, averaging a 1.75 rating to inspire North to win the trophy, earning his first-ever MVP medal.

"It was a weird event in many ways, the most obvious one being that we had to switch our language to English in order to have mixwell with us as a stand-in. I also remember not feeling so well for a large portion of the tournament, so playing my best individual tournament of the year under those circumstances was a little bit surprising. But actually I had also been really ill during the cs_summit event and I also played some good CS there, so perhaps being sick makes me sick [laughs]."

North ended the tournament season on a high note and with a solid plan for what was to come as they recruited Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen from Heroic in a deal that saw mertz move in the opposite direction. But no-one could have predicted what was about to happen. The team entered DreamHack Masters Stockholm as semi-final material at best, but surpassed all expectations as they lifted the trophy following a sensational run that included victories over Astralis (twice), Natus Vincere and mousesports.

With Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen surprisingly claiming the MVP medal, valde had to settle for an EVP mention for his pivotal role in the playoffs (1.21 rating, the third-highest overall), with key performances against Na`Vi and mouz.

"That was a good event, not because we won it, but because we finally felt we realized some of the potential we knew we had in us, but had been struggling to show in the previous half a year or so. I remember putting in a lot of work individually before the tournament started, and we were also playing really well in practice. We managed to go through the group as first seed, beating Astralis and TYLOO, and then we got the hardest possible quarter-final match-up against Na`Vi, who had been looking strong. We prepared really well for this game and did a lot of anti-stratting, and it all worked perfectly. I think we actually played our best BO3 ever there, against Na`Vi.

Winning DH Stockholm was the highest point of 2018 for valde

"In the semi-finals, we got mousesports, who are always a dangerous team, in my opinion. They can be pretty unpredictable and they have some really good individuals on that team who all can take over a game and bring the victory home. We won the game, but it was really close, and then we had Astralis waiting in the final. We came in with a good nothing-to-lose mentality and we weren’t playing scared. If you play scared versus Astralis, you might as well forfeit the game beforehand, but we kept our composure and won a close final. We all had our miracle rounds that are needed to win a big trophy, and everything just went according to plan that event.

“That was the best memory of the year. My first big trophy and just in general a tournament I will never forget. The walk-in to the stage was epic, the crowd was nice and the tournament ran smoothly.”

North had little time to rest on their laurels, though, as just days later they traveled to London looking to reclaim Legend status at the FACEIT Major. However, they ended up not even making it past the New Challengers Stage as they recorded losses to HellRaisers, Spirit and Vega Squadron, with only one of the three going on to eventually reach top eight. valde ended the tournament with a 1.0 rating, still not enough to erase the memory of yet another painful blow.

"We were too weak mentally coming into the Major and we were really bad at handling some of the issues that we faced at that event. But you live and you learn, and that tournament is in the past now. We can’t change the result but we learned some valuable lessons."

North were quick to react to the disappointing campaign on British soil, swapping in-game leaders and bringing back Nicklas "gade" Gade. It would take some time for the team to hit their stride under Casper "cadiaN" Møller, though, as they placed 5th-8th at StarSeries i-League Season 6 and 9th-12th at IEM Chicago, with valde still putting in solid numbers despite the squad's shortcomings (1.14 rating in Kiev and 1.12 in Chicago).

It was only at the ECS Season 6 Finals that North finally showed some real promise. The Danish team beat Liquid and NRG in the groups before losing to MIBR in a closely-contested semi-final series, with valde earning his fourth and last EVP nod of the year after once again proving to be a solid contributor for his team (1.15 rating, 0.75 kills per round and 73.1% KAST).

After the positive run in Texas, North had another meltdown, this time on home soil as they crashed out of the ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals in last place after being defeated by NRG and Sharks - a fitting ending to a rollercoaster journey, prompting valde to admit that the team still need to work on their consistency.

"The worst memory of the year was probably going out of the EPL Finals. I can speak for myself at least... I had definitely set myself up to be in the playoffs, and we all had friends and family coming over to see us play and it was so heartbreaking to disappoint them, but also yourself and the fans. That was probably the worst feeling of the entire year."

Why was valde the 20th best player of 2018?

One of the key factors behind valde's selection is his consistency. When it came to events that were taken into consideration for the ranking (those with MVP medals), he ranked 14th for rating (1.15), eighth for KAST (73.4%) and ninth for ADR (82.4). However, these numbers have to be put into context as a lot of his best performances came outside of the Big Events.

The smaller competitions were where valde truly excelled as he put in one of the most dominant MVP displays of the year at DreamHack Open Valencia (1.45 rating) and strong EVP performances at DreamHack Open Tours (1.25) and cs_summit 2 (1.32).

valde was North's best player at nine out of 14 events

When it came to Big Events in 2018, he averaged a 1.10 rating, and it is worth mentioning that, at tournaments of this stature, he had above-average ratings on 70.8% of the maps (10th highest) and had a 79.8 ADR (13th). He was part of a strong North trio that contributed to the team's unlikely triumph at DreamHack Masters Stockholm, narrowly missing out on the MVP medal, and he was the squad's only EVP in their semi-final run at the ECS Season 6 Finals. And while he did not make the cut at IEM Katowice, he still played a key part in North's top-eight finish.

valde was North's top performer at nine of the 14 events that they attended, and their second-best player at the other five, which helps to explain just how important he was to the team. He held his own against quality opposition, averaging a 1.09 rating in matches between top 10 teams, and in the playoffs of Big Events, with a 1.13 rating from a short but still acceptable sample size.

Consistency on all levels (round to round, map to map, event to event, good or bad opposition) makes valde a logical pick for the top 20, ahead of some other strong candidates, but his lack of standout performances in comparison with other contenders explains why he could not occupy a higher place in the ranking.

"I would like 2019 to be the year where we take a step up as a team. I want to raise our bottom level and I want us to become a top team that contends for all the big trophies. As for myself, I know I can remain at the top. I know myself and what I’m capable of, and I promise you that I will play twice as much this upcoming year to do my part in taking North to that next level. Otherwise, I would be disappointed with myself."

Bold prediction:

valde had a hard time naming just one rising talent who could make the top 20 next year, in the end going with compatriot Ismail "refrezh" Ali, who made headlines on the last day of 2018 as he was picked up by OpTic.

Denmark Ismail "refrezh" Ali:

"The easy answer is ZywOo, I guess, but that would hardly surprise anyone, so I’m going to go with refrezh or blameF. Since I have to choose, so I’m going to go with refrezh because he is a bit further ahead in his career compared to blameF. refrezh is a good player, and I think we are yet to see what he is capable of. Lastly, I want to say sorry to GuardiaN for being a year late."

Stay tuned to our Top 20 players of 2018 ranking powered by EGB.com and take a look at the Introduction article to learn more about how the players were selected.

Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1445
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
964
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1311
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Rasmus 'SandeN' Sanden
Rasmus 'SandeN' Sanden
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
297
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
524
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
850
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
948
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1434
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
622
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
579
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
831
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1229
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
#1
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
POG
2019-01-01 20:00
#35
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Denmark BRCSLUL 
undeserved
2019-01-01 20:01
#56
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Ukraine illinoize 
just like device #2
2019-01-01 20:02
#67
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Denmark BRCSLUL 
s1mple real top1
2019-01-01 20:02
Well, it isn't that big of a suprise, i mean hltv is a danish site and so is valde. Undeserved tbh
2019-01-01 20:04
#89
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Spain JustNo 
who?
2019-01-01 20:03
#133
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Denmark Fnis 
Valde is a danish site? Lul
2019-01-01 20:06
are you fucking retarded
2019-01-01 20:07
It wasn't what you meant it was what you wrote.
2019-01-01 20:17
Are you kidding me? Vlade = hltv
2019-01-01 20:18
danish site lul xddxdd xaxa
2019-01-01 20:39
valde lul undeserved
2019-01-01 20:51
#351
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Finland t33mu 
for sure
2019-01-01 21:06
danish site hahahaha cerq road to top15 easy
2019-01-01 21:15
#381
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Finland t33mu 
cerq lul
2019-01-01 21:44
best awper in the NA lul
2019-01-01 22:11
#419
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Finland t33mu 
wardell ? lul
2019-01-01 22:47
he is bad on lan :D
2019-01-01 23:35
#489
s1mple | 
India AJN_ 
Please add ScreaM in top 20
2019-01-02 05:07
#504
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United States k1ppie 
Haha, no way man
2019-01-02 08:43
#508
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Indonesia Astranesia 
who?? LMAOOO NT newfag
2019-01-02 09:22
i mean hltv is a danish site and so is valde are you fucking retarded
2019-01-01 20:18
But valde is danish site.
2019-01-01 20:19
+1
2019-01-01 20:50
#350
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Finland t33mu 
+1
2019-01-01 21:06
#352
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Denmark loof 
True, we in denmark visit it all the time
2019-01-01 21:07
#297
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Panama Cyain10 
*Hltv is danish and so is valde
2019-01-01 20:41
#509
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Indonesia Astranesia 
smh *Valde is hltv and so is danish
2019-01-02 09:23
#258
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
You do realise it shows when a comment is edited right?
2019-01-01 20:25
#556
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Sweden Lil187 
CryMoreFag
2019-01-02 17:55
toxic
2019-01-02 17:56
I Died laughing seeing this comment ahahahahhaha
2019-01-02 20:26
The journalist making the list is Serbian...
2019-01-01 21:25
#531
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Denmark blue_sheep 
Claiming that hltv is favourably bias towards Danish players is simply stupid. They are objevtive.
2019-01-02 12:37
#95
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Ukraine illinoize 
agreed but still everyone from astralis > device so it should be #1 s1mple #2 glaive
2019-01-01 20:03
#2 glaive ?
2019-01-01 20:50
#315
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Ukraine illinoize 
more deserved than ecovice
2019-01-01 20:51
good igl but 0/8
2019-01-01 20:51
i dont understand how anyone thinks device is the best, he is like 4th or 5th best on astralis. Dupreeh, xyp, magisk are all better and glaive is good even with igl
2019-01-03 13:23
#319
EliGE | 
Lithuania 7000won 
HEHE +1 dev1ce is very good but not top1 for sure :)))
2019-01-01 20:52
#336
s1mple | 
Ukraine RAivy 
+1
2019-01-01 20:56
+1. should be #2 dev1ce
2019-01-02 00:12
Dev1ce have 2 #3 yet, he deserves the #2 now S1mple #1 oc
2019-01-01 21:32
#73
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Germany alspex 
device nr 1
2019-01-01 20:02
#109
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Estonia Hondas 
Ur mom nr 1
2019-01-01 20:04
#118
 | 
Germany alspex 
go clean toilets
2019-01-01 20:05
go kill yourself
2019-01-01 20:27
#307
 | 
Ukraine illinoize 
love bois
2019-01-01 20:47
Get_right got #1 in 2014, even though Flusha had higher rating and more MVPS. Dev1ce, is probably gonna get the #1 ranking for 2018. Stats is not everything, while S1mple have to carry his team with electronic, all of Dev1ce teammates know how to frag, leaving fewer for him.
2019-01-02 08:22
#510
 | 
Indonesia Astranesia 
TL;DR devve top.1
2019-01-02 09:24
device isnt even the best astralis player, probably 4th
2019-01-03 13:24
#624
 | 
Indonesia Astranesia 
0/8
2019-01-03 16:34
glaive is a god, an actual csgo mastermind. Dupreeh is an insane fragger. Magisk has brought so much to astralis and took them out of the "chokestralis" era. without xyp they wouldnt of won so many clutches and therefore games. imo, magisk deserves so many more mvps and he is probably the top performing member of astralis atm, he always plays the less visited site and usually plays it solo. His spray is next level. id go magisk 1# glaive 2# dupreeh 3# xyp or device #4 and 5.
2019-01-03 18:00
magisk rating atm is 1.16 which is only 0.02 less than devivce and he is the awper. and everyone knows awpers get overinflated ratings due to saving awp, being brought it by team mates ect.
2019-01-03 18:01
#628
 | 
Indonesia Astranesia 
damn ni*ga u right
2019-01-04 07:14
#63
 | 
Denmark Twick_ 
GOD
2019-01-01 20:02
#74
 | 
North America T1RANT 
+1
2019-01-01 20:02
#85
 | 
Spain JustNo 
WHO?
2019-01-01 20:03
+1
2019-01-01 20:03
Deserved actually
2019-01-01 20:04
#157
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
deserved
2019-01-01 20:08
#355
Jame | 
Brazil Zixye 
But anyway, valde > coldzera
2019-01-01 21:07
noob
2019-01-01 20:01
#463
 | 
Czech Republic cajky01 
Sám si noob děcko.
2019-01-02 01:30
#45
 | 
Brazil Cold_beast 
F5
2019-01-01 20:01
#86
 | 
United Kingdom galaxzy 
ofc
2019-01-01 20:03
Deserved as fuck
2019-01-01 20:02
undeserved
2019-01-01 20:07
+1
2019-01-01 20:52
kennyS Nr.19
2019-01-01 21:13
#539
 | 
Denmark JEBO 
I dont think KennyS will make the list sry :/
2019-01-02 13:40
#461
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
gj dude👍🏻
2019-01-02 01:23
#2
 | 
Denmark BRCSLUL 
Great player, well deserved spot in the top20.
2019-01-01 20:00
#182
 | 
Brazil JMB_17 
LUL
2019-01-01 20:12
BR CS LUL
2019-01-01 20:16
0/8
2019-01-01 20:54
Actually, its very deserved that hes placed at 20th. By the way, Happy New Year, Dear HLTV!
2019-01-01 20:00
#101
 | 
Germany Ez4Sprout 
agreed edit : happy new year to u too
2019-01-01 20:04
deserved because he was good this year. but if ethan, autimatic/tarik, tabsen woxic wont be in this list then its undeserved because they had better years than valde.
2019-01-01 20:22
#271
 | 
Finland nexustron 
I doubt that woxic will be in the list because he didn't attend many tournaments the whole year. If he had gone to the same amount as valde then I'd agree.
2019-01-01 20:28
that sentiment holds true against players taht attended virtually every event they physically can. like astralis or liquid players. navi or faze or mibr. in north case. they didnt attend as many events as those guys. and they won 2 dh opens so that says a lot about their year compared to top dogs. hltv.org/stats/players/compare/8574/woxi.. woxic and valde have 22 maps difference on lan last year. which isnt a shit ton.
2019-01-01 20:35
#365
 | 
Finland nexustron 
it's still about 2 to 4 tournaments because on average a team plays like 3 to 6 matches a tournament
2019-01-01 21:14
astralis itentionally skips a lot of tournaments to better prepare for those that they want to win. But I agree that in order to make it to top 20 you have to be present and on top of your game on lan in more than just a hand full of tournaments.
2019-01-02 12:41
It isn't like valde was in very much tournies? Not a single t1 tournie win lul, only thing we could mention is DH Stokhol where they beat Astralis in final.
2019-01-02 18:03
#559
 | 
Finland nexustron 
Dh Stockholm was T1 nd they beat the best team in the world twice. Also valde is basically North's carry. Now please name me 20 players that all should be on the list before valde
2019-01-02 18:19
Too lazy for that lol.
2019-01-02 18:20
#562
 | 
Finland nexustron 
1 s1mple 2 device 3 NiKo 4 electronic 5 Twistzz 6 Magisk 7 suNny 8 EliGe 9 dupreeh 10 coldzera 11 GuardiaN 12 tabseN 13 Xyp9x 14 NAF 15 Stewie2K 16 oskar 17 gla1ve 18 rain 19 tarik 20 valde a decent list, no?
2019-01-02 18:39
Heh Guardian,Sunny or Tabsen before Oskar? GuardiaN is actually dead SuNny is on the same lvl as oskar Tabsen?! xD
2019-01-02 18:44
#564
 | 
Finland nexustron 
not in particular order
2019-01-02 18:56
Stew , u have to be kidding me? Now i actually think twice before thinking are you baiting or not man...
2019-01-02 20:17
#575
 | 
Finland nexustron 
yeah, only won a Major and was the mvp
2019-01-02 21:23
Now i know you are completely braindead. Taric was mvp wtf
2019-01-02 22:38
#577
 | 
Finland nexustron 
my bad - brain-dead
2019-01-03 06:34
twistzz should be 3rd tbh
2019-01-02 20:28
#574
 | 
Finland nexustron 
*cringe*
2019-01-02 21:23
Deserves better imo
2019-01-01 22:39
#462
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
nice name😇
2019-01-02 01:24
www
2019-01-01 20:00
#5
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
DESERVED!
2019-01-01 20:00
YOU TRIED SO HARD OMEGALUL not even first with F5 spamming OMEGAHYPERLUL
2019-01-01 20:09
#177
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
I did lul
2019-01-01 20:11
no
2019-01-01 20:54
#348
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
It is deserved
2019-01-01 21:05
gg
2019-01-01 20:00
rip tareeeeeeeeek
2019-01-01 20:05
tarek 18th or 19th
2019-01-01 20:13
lul
2019-01-01 20:28
Tarik definitely won’t be top20 players of 2018 anymore ,according to the clue HLTV gave us on introduction article:’there was only one non-Major event this year with all of our 20 picks in attendance.’There were two events at least ESL One Cologne and IEM Chicago that with all of top20 players if Tarik in top20,so he won’t be in top20 anymore when Valde is in top20 already.
2019-01-01 20:40
we know at least tarik is better than this danish valde
2019-01-01 20:47
It’s not about who is better ,it’s about the achievement you got this year and individual stats you showed,it goes to Lebron James every year if MVP of regular season elect as the competence.
2019-01-01 20:52
Tarik literally won one of two majors against the best team at the time and got mvp. Hltv is just the lowest of the low when it comes to journalism and rankings. its dreadful. What the fuck has valde achieved except just suck at every event ive seen him at.
2019-01-03 13:32
+1
2019-01-01 20:53
Tarik is not better than Valde lol
2019-01-01 21:00
#357
 | 
Finland t33mu 
tarik is 10 times better than valde
2019-01-01 21:09
valde sucks
2019-01-01 21:46
I disagree
2019-01-02 09:06
#511
 | 
Indonesia Astranesia 
More like -10 times
2019-01-02 09:26
Maybe in rank S.
2019-01-01 21:36
Could still be possible for Tarik to get in considering IEM Chicago didn't have C9, and it's pretty safe to say that autimatic will get a spot if valde is #20. ESL Cologne 2018 is almost definitely the event they're referring to in the intro article.
2019-01-01 20:55
#347
 | 
China KensonS 
+100000
2019-01-01 21:05
Tarik was playing for MIBR at IEM Chicago ,so he won’t be in top20 anymore according to the clue HLTV released when Valde is in top20 list .autimantic definitely will be on top20 unless ropz is replaced by someone who come from NRG for being top20 player and autimantic replace with Tarik or another one from NRG,then IEM Chicago is going to be the only one event that with all top 20 players ,but I would rather follow the first possibility than the second.
2019-01-01 21:13
How would Tarik playing for mibr at Chicago mean he can't make top 20? IEM Chicago clearly is not the event they're talking about if autimatic didn't attend.
2019-01-01 21:53
You are not getting my point,there will be two non-event that will all top 20 players if Tarik is in top20 list as I mentioned u
2019-01-01 22:01
There would only be one event if tarik AND autimatic got in because autimatic didn't attend IEM Chicago. autimatic will 100% be on the list, so the only possible event is ESL Cologne 2018.
2019-01-01 22:04
Not really ,there is another situation that autimantic switch to Tarik and ropz is replaced by someone from NRG,then IEM Chicago is going to be the only one possible event that with all top20 players ,the 8 new players goes to electronic ,NAF,gla1ve,TwistZz,sunNy,(someone of NRG),Tarik and Valde,but this situation is lower possibility than ESL One Cologne is.
2019-01-01 22:29
I'm not positive ropz would get in at all, nevermind over Tarik who was the MVP of the Boston Major. I would say Tarik, tabsen, and w0xic should all make the list over ropz but considering the hint they gave it's likely Tarik or tabsen in over ropz. In that case, the 8 new players would be electronic, NAF, gla1ve, twistzz, sunNy, autimatic, Tarik, valde.
2019-01-01 22:38
Agree,it does fully sense,ropz Only has one EVP without any MVP,its hurting a lots at his ranking.
2019-01-01 22:51
Tarik isn't even top 50. Stop sucking his dick.
2019-01-01 23:40
#7
 | 
Poland Super889 
Knew it
2019-01-01 20:00
Congrats!
2019-01-02 07:09
#9
 | 
Denmark JustYes 
Ok
2019-01-01 20:00
#9
 | 
CIS mirio 
rip
2019-01-01 20:01
9st
2019-01-01 20:01
#126
 | 
CIS mirio 
9th*. use brain.
2019-01-01 20:06
Woosh! Nice edit btw
2019-01-01 20:10
#443
 | 
CIS mirio 
nt, no brain. Nothing’s wrong with edit. That’s why it is an option.
2019-01-01 23:49
Expected
2019-01-02 02:23
#512
 | 
Indonesia Astranesia 
this is hltv not fuckin reddit gtfo from hltv
2019-01-02 09:27
Mate I've been around here for a while, probably much longer then you, so please don't tell me what to do. (:
2019-01-02 12:08
#540
 | 
Indonesia Astranesia 
owhhh iam sorry pls forgive me pls.. pls :(
2019-01-02 13:57
Done :) Happy new year :*
2019-01-02 14:08
#543
 | 
Indonesia Astranesia 
u too :)
2019-01-02 14:14
Happy for him. :)
2019-01-01 20:02
expected
2019-01-01 20:00
#14
 | 
Spain L3gi13 
Lol unexpected
2019-01-01 20:01
#15
 | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina mohzart 
c
2019-01-01 20:00
unexpected
2019-01-01 20:01
#17
Xyp9x | 
Austria shevve 
deserved
2019-01-01 20:00
no
2019-01-01 20:13
#374
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
It is though
2019-01-01 21:32
no
2019-01-01 20:53
#18
 | 
Sweden RaketHopp 
what
2019-01-01 20:00
#19
 | 
Brazil henriquemelo 
Omg
2019-01-01 20:01
Better than cold
2019-01-01 20:01
#93
 | 
Denmark BRCSLUL 
+1
2019-01-01 20:03
+1 OMEGALUL
2019-01-01 20:07
+1
2019-01-01 20:11
#280
 | 
France BOOBALECOQ 
+1
2019-01-01 20:33
hahahahaa
2019-01-01 20:53
#354
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
+1
2019-01-01 21:07
+1
2019-01-02 00:22
#454
 | 
Czech Republic QuertyX 
+1
2019-01-02 00:39
#21
 | 
Europe youngjcsgo 
interesting
2019-01-01 20:01
expected
2019-01-01 20:01
#23
 | 
Austria TheClemi 
Ezaay
2019-01-01 20:01
#24
 | 
Germany ArroWoW 
WTF
2019-01-01 20:01
xD
2019-01-01 20:01
#26
 | 
Greece knk74 
wut?
2019-01-01 20:01
#27
 | 
Ukraine VeryNaziGay 
noob
2019-01-01 20:01
ayyyy
2019-01-01 20:01
#29
 | 
Russia hanzjosha 
XD
2019-01-01 20:01
Hm
2019-01-01 20:01
#31
 | 
Europe KrepaN 
FINALLY
2019-01-01 20:01
#32
 | 
Brazil Gn_1 
Valdemar
2019-01-01 20:01
Deserved
2019-01-01 20:01
#34
f0rest | 
Sweden Jnordz 
Hmm
2019-01-01 20:01
Lul
2019-01-01 20:01
#38
 | 
Norway AndersBreivik 
gj
2019-01-01 20:01
#39
 | 
Turkey Piete 
lul
2019-01-01 20:01
#40
s1mple | 
Austria Arezcs 
EXPECTED HA
2019-01-01 20:01
#42
 | 
Poland Richeldosss 
LUL
2019-01-01 20:01
#43
apEX | 
France farmior 
expected.
2019-01-01 20:01
#44
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara 
expected
2019-01-01 20:01
Expected.
2019-01-01 20:01
Ez
2019-01-01 20:01
#48
 | 
Russia VeryChokeGuy 
GJ
2019-01-01 20:01
DH champ
2019-01-01 20:01
#50
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
valde but not rain wtf?
2019-01-01 20:01
rain will be higher
2019-01-02 00:29
#51
NiKo | 
Other HasomY 
ex
2019-01-01 20:01
Deserved
2019-01-01 20:02
#53
 | 
Denmark snww 
expected
2019-01-01 20:02
#54
 | 
China kazuk1 
expected and deserved
2019-01-01 20:02
yep
2019-01-01 20:02
#57
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
Excuse me wtf
2019-01-01 20:02
Congratz man)))
2019-01-01 20:04
#58
 | 
Turkey devriyeL 
Holy
2019-01-01 20:02
#59
 | 
Turkey Alpyy 
Yea acceptable. Well deserved.
2019-01-01 20:02
#60
 | 
United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
oh
2019-01-01 20:02
#188
 | 
United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Still, nice guy
2019-01-01 20:13
#61
 | 
Germany alspex 
LOLOL
2019-01-01 20:02
#64
 | 
North America T1RANT 
WHAT
2019-01-01 20:02
#65
 | 
Hong Kong GoGirlAbbie 
deserved wp
2019-01-01 20:02
#66
 | 
Finland lasarus 
Kk, not really anything special
2019-01-01 20:02
Absolutely Deserved!
2019-01-01 20:02
#70
 | 
Europe andyy_ 
What
2019-01-01 20:02
#71
 | 
Turkey Thunderball 
rip woxic
2019-01-01 20:02
+1
2019-01-01 20:38
#72
 | 
Denmark Jonasnhj 
Gz
2019-01-01 20:02
#75
 | 
Bulgaria AboveYall 
Deserved
2019-01-01 20:02
no tarik? lul
2019-01-01 20:02
#77
 | 
Czech Republic B0barian 
"valde led North at their first four events of 2019" LEL Valde lives in the future
2019-01-01 20:02
YEAH XDDD
2019-01-01 20:07
#78
Twistzz | 
Russia svnc 
calculated
2019-01-01 20:02
#79
Saudi Arabia an94 
valde #20? monkaHmm
2019-01-01 20:02
Rip F0REST :(
2019-01-01 20:02
Wish seegej will be in the list, however he might be too young to really be in the top, maybe next year!
2019-01-01 20:02
#96
 | 
United Kingdom galaxzy 
he isnt too young, just not enough maps at big events and lack of evps
2019-01-01 20:03
but 2 MVPs
2019-01-01 20:06
#139
 | 
United Kingdom galaxzy 
mvps at tier 2 events though
2019-01-01 20:07
Dont think starseries its tier2 event with teams like Mouz, BIG, NRG, North, Hellraisers etc. more like tier 1.5
2019-01-01 20:09
#185
 | 
United Kingdom galaxzy 
BIG, NRG, North, Hellraisers are all solid tier 2 teams mouz are tier 1 but fucking sucked with snax
2019-01-01 20:13
How u can call teams that in top10 tier2 ? excuse me then real tier2 teams as Heroic. AVANGAR, Ghost, TYLOO its tier3 ot tier4 by your logic ? NRG, BIG. North its tier1 teams maybe tier1.5
2019-01-01 20:17
#232
 | 
United Kingdom galaxzy 
astralis liquid faze mouz mibr tier 1
2019-01-01 20:21
yeah navi its tier2 lol ? you are braindead
2019-01-01 20:22
#281
 | 
United Kingdom galaxzy 
i forgot them anyone that is a consistent competitor for titles is tier 1
2019-01-01 20:33
I don’t consider MIBR tier 1. Only Astralis, Navi and Liquid are tier 1, because they’re able to beat the other teams oftenly. MIBR and below are all tier 2-3-4 teams.
2019-01-01 22:10
#406
 | 
United Kingdom galaxzy 
tier 1= title competitors
2019-01-01 22:30
That's what I'm tolkien about. NaVi, Liquid and Astralis compete for the title between themselves. The other teams hardly will be able to steam a map in a BO3.
2019-01-01 22:47
#441
 | 
United Kingdom galaxzy 
faze and mouse both won events in the second half of 2018
2019-01-01 23:44
"Hardly"
2019-01-02 01:45
#467
 | 
United Kingdom galaxzy 
mouz beat liquid inna bo5 'The other teams hardly will be able to steam a map in a BO3.'
2019-01-02 02:19
"mouz beat liquid inna bo5" So?
2019-01-02 03:00
#479
 | 
United Kingdom galaxzy 
you said they could hardly steam a map in a bo3 and thats why they are tier 2
2019-01-02 03:01
Astralis, Liquid and NaVi are tier 1. The ones to defeat. From 4th (MiBR) to 11st (BIG) = tier 2. The teams between MiBR and BIG struggle a lot to defeat the tier 1's. Still, a BO3/BO5 between two of those teams hasn't a final result easy to predict.
2019-01-02 03:07
"mouz beat liquid inna bo5" So?
2019-01-02 03:00
#237
 | 
Brazil m16r_0 
ordering teams in to different tiers in gerneral is dumb af cause everbody has a own interpretation of tiers.
2019-01-01 20:22
+1 And tiers are always affected by the team's actual form. It can differ from month to month.
2019-01-01 20:31
+1
2019-01-06 12:20
LOL
2019-01-01 20:02
hmmmmm
2019-01-01 20:02
#87
zorte | 
Russia yuko^^ 
what just happened
2019-01-01 20:03
#90
Sakura | 
Japan Ron1E 
Rigged for danish thread #1
2019-01-01 20:03
unexpected
2019-01-01 20:03
#92
 | 
Israel Pazu 
Ye, valde is pretty good. Happy for him.
2019-01-01 20:03
#94
 | 
United States _AN_yB_detiaB 
L M F A O HLTV SMOKING CRACK
2019-01-01 20:03
#97
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
not deserved
2019-01-01 20:03
#98
 | 
Brazil verybaitguy1 
Who
2019-01-01 20:03
#99
 | 
Netherlands Syliaca 
Ja ni znaioe
2019-01-01 20:03
#100
kennyS | 
Russia yus1 
YES!
2019-01-01 20:03
wut???????????
2019-01-01 20:03
#103
 | 
Colombia MonstarX 
EXPECTED
2019-01-01 20:04
More 1 Danish in top 20,
2019-01-01 20:04
Best North player, expected
2019-01-01 20:04
#106
 | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
*suprised pikachu*
2019-01-01 20:04
DANISH SITE XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2019-01-01 20:04
#110
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
oh shit didnt expect this, congrats yo
2019-01-01 20:04
Not that surprising, but the places are gonna be really expensive this years many top 10 players can pretend to crack the top20
2019-01-01 20:04
no oskar top - 20 confirmed
2019-01-01 20:04
he is ~top15
2019-01-01 20:06
Him and sunny top 15
2019-01-01 20:13
Fkin called it mate
2019-01-01 20:05
name checks out
2019-01-01 23:55
Thanks mate
2019-01-02 00:07
#115
 | 
Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
ESCUSE ME WHAT THE FUCK
2019-01-01 20:05
#116
 | 
Estonia Hondas 
Deserved
2019-01-01 20:05
#117
 | 
Spain elskio 
ok
2019-01-01 20:05
#119
s1mple | 
Ukraine Wok3r 
Lol
2019-01-01 20:05
nice
2019-01-01 20:05
Deserved better
2019-01-01 20:05
#122
 | 
Albania fw5151 
Deserved
2019-01-01 20:05
#123
 | 
United States Eduzera 
expected and deserved
2019-01-01 20:06
#124
 | 
Israel wetz 
Overated
2019-01-01 20:06
Undeserved
2019-01-01 20:06
#128
 | 
Finland Vkims 
Deserved
2019-01-01 20:06
honestly deserved, his team is trash but he did well all year long
2019-01-01 20:06
Probably the only likeable player on North. Gl to him in the future
2019-01-01 20:06
#131
 | 
Europe god_of_hltv 
N0thing #1 confirmed
2019-01-01 20:06
expected
2019-01-01 20:06
Ah yes the danish bias starts here. Not gonna be surprised if more than 5 danish players are in the top 20.
2019-01-01 20:06
they are surely putting all astralis players in there
2019-01-01 20:10
And it would probably be deserved.
2019-01-01 20:57
#426
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
ofc
2019-01-01 22:54
I count 7
2019-01-02 16:25
deserved, underrated guy
2019-01-01 20:06
#137
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Deserved
2019-01-01 20:06
#138
 | 
Pakistan d1ckweed 
Perfect start to the list.
2019-01-01 20:07
#359
EliGE | 
Lithuania 7000won 
+1
2019-01-01 21:12
wtf
2019-01-01 20:07
#142
 | 
Sweden meistr0 
Deserved :) All tho i thought he was gonna be like #18-#17 isch. :)
2019-01-01 20:07
#143
 | 
Latvia Faaakk 
Undeserved
2019-01-01 20:07
#144
Vegi | 
Poland Alone01 
Well deserved
2019-01-01 20:07
Well deserved. He a really good pleyer i thinK
2019-01-01 20:07
#146
 | 
Lithuania SH4NKER 
lol
2019-01-01 20:07
#147
 | 
Belarus ALBiNh0 
always 20th
2019-01-01 20:07
turok?
2019-01-01 20:07
Didnt except that, but i think he deserve it.
2019-01-01 20:07
Beast his neck is longer than dev1ce's
2019-01-01 20:07
#154
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Anyone notice he seems to have a bad event every 6th event? LUL ... kid is gonna kill the beggining of 2019 statistically
2019-01-01 20:07
EXPECTED FOR ME
2019-01-01 20:08
:D
2019-01-01 20:22
Wtf
2019-01-01 20:08
Olofmeister TOP #1 PLS <3
2019-01-01 20:08
unsung hero IMO, always consistent as fuck even against top tier opposition. Deserves better then North sorry to say! On a side note what amazing video edits the music was epic
2019-01-01 20:08
#219
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Denmark dR_JaCkPoT 
It is well known in the danish scene that if anybody leaves astralis valde is the first player they will call.
2019-01-01 20:19
So they should!
2019-01-01 20:22
Ez 4 Valdemort
2019-01-01 20:08
??? who
2019-01-01 20:08
expected from danish site hahaha
2019-01-01 20:09
+1
2019-01-01 20:22
lul this noob
2019-01-01 20:09
#167
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Portugal mrsc 
unexpected and undeserved af, wonder who will stay out of top 20 undeservingly
2019-01-01 20:10
#174
Rickeh | 
United Kingdom Johal 
+1 i forgot he existed
2019-01-01 20:11
#180
 | 
Portugal mrsc 
hes a solid player no doubt, but placing him on the top 20 players is too much. danish bias at its best
2019-01-01 20:12
#187
Rickeh | 
United Kingdom Johal 
Wait hes danish?
2019-01-01 20:13
#192
 | 
Portugal mrsc 
as i said danish bias at its best owner of hltv - martin - is danish
2019-01-01 20:15
#209
Rickeh | 
United Kingdom Johal 
I thought he was from somewhere else because he looks like the bottom of someones foot that has 3rd degree burns
2019-01-01 20:18
#304
 | 
Denmark resolut 
The one who decides the top 20 isnt even scandinavian
2019-01-01 20:46
Did you watch north games? He is very consistent and have good stats Deserved more than BOTllen or ferbignose
2019-01-01 20:15
#203
Rickeh | 
United Kingdom Johal 
Hes not that good
2019-01-01 20:17
#217
 | 
Portugal mrsc 
im not saying he isnt, hes a very good player but his team didnt achieve much for him to be placed in top 20. hes probably taking the spot of players like rain or ropz who deserve to be in this list much more than him
2019-01-01 20:18
#308
 | 
Denmark resolut 
Ropz will definitely be in top 20. But rain? I don't remember him getting even a single EVP
2019-01-01 20:47
rain, lol. Stop overrating him. He is a shadow of his former self.
2019-01-01 22:35
expected but he lost perfomance last mouths
2019-01-01 20:12
Good all around player.
2019-01-01 20:10
no
2019-01-01 20:23
#172
 | 
Finland eMBeJaana 
not expected but gz
2019-01-01 20:10
rip flamie bettors?
2019-01-01 20:10
why someone think that flamie will be in this top ? he played very bad this year
2019-01-01 20:12
playing more tournaments and (semi)finals twists the stats and though it wasnt 5050 u get value from 3.5 odds 35%-65% imo
2019-01-01 20:17
calculated
2019-01-01 20:51
well deserved
2019-01-01 20:11
wtf
2019-01-01 20:11
#179
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Poland crouzzz 
deserved this spot. n1
2019-01-01 20:12
valde is GOD
2019-01-01 20:12
welcome to top20 danish players by danish website
2019-01-01 20:12
#207
 | 
Ukraine extezy10 
xD
2019-01-01 20:17
True omegalul
2019-01-01 20:19
Yeah! When you are this unhappy with the site, why use it? You can use your own countrys cs-news-homepage?.. oh.. wait..
2019-01-01 20:25
triggered danes are on the way
2019-01-02 15:50
yeah we have one though. its pretty okay cybersport.ru/
2019-01-02 15:51
Use that instead of staying here, using a site you obvious hate. Makes no sense my friend. Let us morons use this crap site, and you use your own super site.
2019-01-02 16:49
Salty.
2019-01-01 22:35
oof
2019-01-02 17:19
Expected
2019-01-01 20:13
#193
 | 
Europe b7ack0ut 
LuL
2019-01-01 20:14
Deserved, it seems tarik will be the number 19
2019-01-01 20:15
who?
2019-01-01 20:14
+1
2019-01-01 20:25
undeserved
2019-01-01 20:14
#197
 | 
Czech Republic Rewask 
deserved
2019-01-01 20:15
no
2019-01-01 20:25
#269
 | 
Czech Republic Rewask 
Your opinion mate, not gonna argue about it. Have a nice day.
2019-01-01 20:28
#201
 | 
CIS sergioff 
exepectered
2019-01-01 20:16
nice valdemar
2019-01-01 20:17
who ?
2019-01-01 20:25
#415
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
Read
2019-01-01 22:44
so tarik and woxic were better
2019-01-01 20:17
flag 200% checks out
2019-01-01 20:18
woxic carried HR tarik carried c9 what is wrong?
2019-01-01 21:20
Woxic yes, tarik no
2019-01-01 21:02
kind of expected, great player
2019-01-01 20:18
0/8
2019-01-01 20:24
Deserved
2019-01-01 20:18
no
2019-01-01 20:24
shut up, how many times have u replied that in this article?
2019-01-01 22:51
+1
2019-01-02 04:03
#212
 | 
United States hellboy^ 
unexpected lol
2019-01-01 20:18
ez 4 the valdemort
2019-01-01 20:18
nice
2019-01-01 20:18
Jesus this article is a whole history book, good job danishltv
2019-01-01 20:18
u know that was written by a portuguese, right?
2019-01-01 20:52
yea maybe the danes held him hostage and they forced him to write this article
2019-01-01 21:36
#227
 | 
United Kingdom Lcheste3 
Nice article to read
2019-01-01 20:19
@HH@H@H@H@H HLTV EXPECTED, WHOS THIS?
2019-01-01 20:20
+1
2019-01-01 20:24
#229
 | 
Russia M13f 
who?
2019-01-01 20:20
+1
2019-01-01 20:24
#230
 | 
Chile nachooww 
valde? idk
2019-01-01 20:21
#233
 | 
Latvia Tibro 
lmao who?
2019-01-01 20:21
+1
2019-01-01 20:24
expected from DANISHTV
2019-01-01 20:21
+1
2019-01-01 20:30
Ez 4 SharkS
2019-01-01 20:22
Hmm i dont get that. He is good.. Sure.. But come on.. top 20 in the world? No one from North is a top 20 player in the world. Could be and potential, yes indeed.. But really? Whole Liquid, Faze (without karrigan), navi (without edward/zeus), mibr (without tarik), mousesports (maybe not STYKO) and astralis is better than valde.
2019-01-01 20:23
true my friend, i am expecting 5 guys from astralis to show up in top 20, 3 from faze, at least 3 from mouz, 2 from navi (two men show), i dunno about mibr guys this year, but Tarik won a major and also MVP, dont forget about that :)
2019-01-01 20:59
Arh yeah, i guess your right. But that just makes tarik more top 20-ish than the mighty "valde"
2019-01-01 21:31
#416
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
Valde is better than tarik though
2019-01-01 22:47
#446
 | 
Denmark iaintnojoke 
Flamie will most certainly not be on this list, he had a pretty bad year. Rain had a bad year, Olof didn't play a bunch of tournaments. Not sure Nitro is gonna be on here, though he does deserve it imo. MIBR had a pretty bad year, Tarik might just make 19 - 18. I only see Sunny from Mousesports making it on here, maybe a low spot for Ropz. I expect all of Astralis to be on here and in the top 10. Valde is really, really good, and as the article describes, he's very consistent. However, he only won one big event. So I think #20 is a perfect spot for him.
2019-01-01 23:56
+1
2019-01-02 04:10
#242
 | 
Brazil Romarioek 
OK
2019-01-01 20:22
EXPECTED
2019-01-01 20:22
lul
2019-01-01 20:23
#247
 | 
Sweden Akoulad 
top20?!
2019-01-01 20:23
who ?
2019-01-01 20:24
+1
2019-01-01 20:30
wut?
2019-01-01 20:24
wtf undeserved
2019-01-01 20:24
+1
2019-01-01 20:28
+1
2019-01-01 20:30
very consistent player so seems deserved :)
2019-01-01 20:25
#262
 | 
Brazil Collee 
Great start. Deserved
2019-01-01 20:26
no
2019-01-01 20:30
#263
 | 
Palestine zwe 
Kinda expected
2019-01-01 20:26
godde
2019-01-01 20:28
The moment against NRG 1 vs 5 was beautiful. Deserved
2019-01-01 20:28
Deserves better
2019-01-01 20:28
0/8
2019-01-01 20:31
ez for mister valdemar
2019-01-01 20:28
#279
 | 
Brazil LordQ 
deserved
2019-01-01 20:31
#282
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Fair enough
2019-01-01 20:34
valde good player, lets see if hltv is bias and put device 1st over simple
2019-01-01 20:34
#285
 | 
Norway Alexed 
kkkk
2019-01-01 20:36
Average T3 player but since he's danish lets put him in top 20. Typical danishTV
2019-01-01 20:36
average tier3 player lmao ? you are average tier brain
2019-01-01 20:39
+1
2019-01-01 20:41
Danish fakeflagger spotted
2019-01-02 13:10
#530
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
Claiming that hltv is favourably bias towards Danish players is simply stupid. They are objevtive.
2019-01-02 12:27
#536
2019-01-02 13:10
#287
 | 
Spain Hola) 
LMAO WHAT
2019-01-01 20:37
#289
 | 
Ukraine w1nth 
Okay? But that means tarik is either missing or higher, which is BS.
2019-01-01 20:38
wtf???
2019-01-01 20:39
so its pretty much confirmed that xantares is #1
2019-01-01 20:40
deserved
2019-01-01 20:40
Approved.
2019-01-01 20:41
omega
2019-01-01 20:42
who? Yes he won stockholm and 1v5, but chrisj? f0rest? Are they that high? wow.
2019-01-01 20:42
def deserved
2019-01-01 20:42
#302
 | 
Europe bindusss 
WTF?!
2019-01-01 20:43
hltv danish org top20 will be full of danish players :DD
2019-01-01 20:45
#420
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
Because they're among the best
2019-01-01 22:48
#305
 | 
Denmark Derige 
100% deserved If North starts to perform he could break into top 10 next year
2019-01-01 20:46
#309
 | 
Finland Kuiva_Simo 
Much deserved, haters gna hate.
2019-01-01 20:48
#310
hye | 
Russia sosi 
undeserved t3 player with 1 good tournament in a whole life
2019-01-01 20:50
lol 1 mvp award, 4 evp awards, never worse than 2nd best rating in his team xdd...
2019-01-01 20:52
#313
 | 
Czech Republic milan1322 
¨wtf
2019-01-01 20:50
Lol, I almost forgot he's even existing. Gratz
2019-01-01 20:52
Overrated
2019-01-01 20:54
#331
JW | 
Denmark limsaitama 
Top 20 players of 2018 from Denmark d:
2019-01-01 20:55
Underrated
2019-01-01 20:55
definitely top20 player but in shit team
2019-01-01 20:55
HLTV more like DKTV
2019-01-01 20:55
#345
 | 
Finland t33mu 
for sure
2019-01-01 21:04
#335
 | 
United States gtmaniacmda 
first of many top 20s! would be even higher if North could be consistent.
2019-01-01 20:55
#337
 | 
Hungary raffai 
Lol?
2019-01-01 20:56
#340
 | 
Poland ruhoks 
seriously? nooo seriously? noooooooooooo
2019-01-01 20:59
People complain bout this site being biased, well nobody forces you to use it..
2019-01-01 21:01
#528
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
Claiming that hltv is favourably bias towards Danish players is simply stupid. They are objevtive.
2019-01-02 12:23
Thank you^^
2019-01-02 12:55
undeserved
2019-01-01 21:02
#346
 | 
Finland t33mu 
+1
2019-01-01 21:04
undeserved
2019-01-01 21:06
#353
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
unexpected
2019-01-01 21:07
undeserved
2019-01-01 21:08
''To everyone saying it's undeserved, I hear you, and I will do my best to show you otherwise in 2019'' good guy valde = D
2019-01-01 21:10
wtf?
2019-01-01 21:12
lol, his worst out of 13 tournaments was to be 2nd best in his team when looking rating, what a consistent guy, always among 2 best of his team and 10 times out of 13 he was the best xddd...
2019-01-01 21:15
#364
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Azerbaijan StayDent 
I expected that, lol
2019-01-01 21:13
His amazing ace (for me ace of the year) against NRG. That was insane and absolutely perfect play. E: Sorry my bad it on the last part of the article.
2019-01-01 21:21
e x p e c t e d
2019-01-01 21:23
#371
Turkey ao1 
Nais
2019-01-01 21:29
#372
 | 
Poland furleppe 
deserved, one of my favourite new players, gl hf in the future
2019-01-01 21:30
#376
 | 
Netherlands @Deji 
Okay okay
2019-01-01 21:34
#379
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic |Puget 
Wow that means MSL top 10
2019-01-01 21:37
#380
 | 
Azerbaijan StayDent 
valde is a player of north, even if it's a site of Denmark it doesn't mean that if he is danish he will be 20, what are you talking about?
2019-01-01 21:44
#383
Potti | 
Other flynttt 
i was like: stated well hltv with a "who?" in top 20.. but i saw this: " Lastly, I want to say sorry to GuardiaN for being a year late." ok u deserve it valde gz! xD HUMILDE!
2019-01-01 21:48
#384
 | 
Germany xkillua 
VALDE TOP 20 LUL, he deserve to be 1500
2019-01-01 21:50
#385
 | 
United States Raptorial 
Who?
2019-01-01 21:52
#387
 | 
Ireland BLAPBLAP 
deserved, good.
2019-01-01 21:53
Wasted player filled the spot as a wasted
2019-01-01 21:54
#389
 | 
Brazil Seleskva 
LUL
2019-01-01 21:57
overrated af
2019-01-01 21:58
overrated af
2019-01-01 22:00
E X P E C T E D
2019-01-01 22:01
Deserved, beast.
2019-01-01 22:01
valde is a very good player but if tabsen is snubbed then i will be upset. They both have the same skill level but tabsen has more impact and is a better team player IMO
2019-01-01 22:02
#396
 | 
Denmark MetatronKbh 
Lets start whit a DANE and end whit a DANE, Danish cs is not here to TAKE PART we are here to TAKE OVER.
2019-01-01 22:04
wattttt not device ????? geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
2019-01-01 22:07
#401
 | 
Denmark Zorrondo 
DANISH SUPREMACY
2019-01-01 22:16
hltv.dk top20 for shit tier 5 tournaments :xd
2019-01-01 22:24
#428
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
Dreamhack masters Stockholm is a shit tier 5 tournament in your mind? Attending teams were Navi, Astralis, Faze, MiBR, Mouz, Fnatic, NIP and a few others. Shows the extend of your limited knowledge on this subject
2019-01-01 22:56
valde rating in big events 1.1, valde rating in tier-5 events 1.15, and they fuckign put 1.15 rating to make this more deserved, then zywoo should be top-1
2019-01-01 22:59
#433
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
ZywOo has never won anything
2019-01-01 23:03
same goes to valde, yep stocholm is kinda tier-1 teams, but tier-100000 event, cuz no one of this team dont even give a fuck about event cuz it like weak away to the major who the fuck would even try to show anythink in this event except north that then didnt even qual to major
2019-01-01 23:05
#435
 | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Nice excuses lol
2019-01-01 23:14
it's true, but this not gonna count in achivements, but why fucking hltv.dk even put his 1.15 rating on tier-1000 events, while he only have 1.1 big events rating maybe if he carry a team on that dreamhack, but that was msl mvp
2019-01-01 23:17
#496
 | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Nothing you're saying is even attempting to be objective so im not gonna bother
2019-01-02 07:01
for 1 tier2 lan top20 ok danish fan danish teams and players always overrated on hltv.
2019-01-02 00:56
deserved and expected i would say cry is free but in reality, cry is not free
2019-01-01 22:24
#407
 | 
Poland dziad5 
so 5 astralis players in top10
2019-01-01 22:31
#527
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
With the year they have had? For sure.
2019-01-02 12:19
4 most lilely
2019-01-02 16:10
This dude is fucking sick and would improve literally any team.
2019-01-01 22:32
Kjaerbye?
2019-01-01 22:32
#421
 | 
Poland Hell2k 
lmao
2019-01-01 22:49
Expected, Gratz Valde.
2019-01-01 22:52
device top-1 confirmed it's gonna be 18 danish players + s1mple and niko somewhere top-15-16 if you put a guy with only 1.1 big events rating and post a picture where he had 1.15 rating(on fucking tier-100000000 events) and didnt put some guys that play more in big events and have way better rating
2019-01-01 22:54
#429
 | 
Ukraine extezy10 
ahhahaha
2019-01-01 22:57
#427
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
great start danishtv.org
2019-01-01 22:54
#432
 | 
Belarus andryxa1337 
deserved valde gratz!
2019-01-01 22:59
HLTV is danish, valde is danish. DESERVED!!!
2019-01-01 23:26
#526
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
Claiming that hltv is favourably bias towards Danish players is simply stupid. They are objevtive.
2019-01-02 12:18
#438
 | 
Belgium beeg 
Great.
2019-01-01 23:31
LOL
2019-01-01 23:44
7 aim 2 support 0 team leader
2019-01-01 23:54
LUL
2019-01-02 00:01
#453
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
expected
2019-01-02 00:38
#455
 | 
Japan NoLiferHD 
WHO?
2019-01-02 00:39
#456
 | 
Asia mocity123 
NICE ONE
2019-01-02 00:43
#457
 | 
Ukraine den37773 
Top 20 danish players
2019-01-02 00:49
#525
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
Claiming that hltv is favourably bias towards Danish players is simply stupid. They are objevtive.
2019-01-02 12:17
Does anybody believe my man f0rest will make top20? I think his year I descent enough to end in bottom of top20 Also saw birdbox today, what a total pile of crap
2019-01-02 00:51
nr 10 in my head, One man army on North.... This guy is better than nr 20.. hahahaha
2019-01-02 00:54
meh
2019-01-02 01:49
deserved
2019-01-02 02:15
Expected
2019-01-02 02:24
#470
 | 
Europe xvideos69 
undeserved he is so bad
2019-01-02 02:24
#471
NEO | 
Poland fruguszek 
#1 TAZ # 10 S1mple #18 Device LEGIT
2019-01-02 02:28
Expected
2019-01-02 02:33
valde's rating ranks 14th So it kind of makes sense
2019-01-02 02:33
Difficult to say if it's correct placing without seeing 15-19 but he was honestly pretty sick this year. s1mple fans should support him being here if they think individual skill should be more important than achievements. North vs NRG bo3 was one of the series of the year tbh, and his 1v5 was one of the plays of the year for sure in terms of impact. video-us-1.neatclip.com/video/5bf89da233..
2019-01-02 02:39
north vs nrg lul
2019-01-02 03:57
Who
2019-01-02 02:42
#476
 | 
Europe xvideos69 
who
2019-01-02 02:45
Who
2019-01-02 03:28
who
2019-01-02 03:44
How many of the "undeserved" kiddos havent read the mega-detailed rationalization? Many.
2019-01-02 03:45
#524
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
+1
2019-01-02 12:16
#565
trace | 
Denmark esAq 
+1
2019-01-02 18:57
WTF,i expected him to be top 15
2019-01-02 04:04
Woxic reallly desderved it
2019-01-02 04:18
Yeah, nah. This article is so contradictory, 'consistency in big events earned his spot' 'he performed poorly at the biggest events' 'it was at the smaller events where he shone'... There are at least 40 names that should be above his, this is a seriously undeserved spot. Someone who earned it misses out for this.
2019-01-02 05:33
deserved for being good
2019-01-02 06:00
don't know but cool
2019-01-02 06:07
jullie moeders
2019-01-02 06:29
And Julie Babz the professional player with Level 1 on FACEIT
2019-01-02 07:52
Go in Stats on site, set filter: LAN-Last 12 months-Top 10 and that is true ranking. Any questions?
2019-01-02 06:36
#505
 | 
United States k1ppie 
Yo man device won’t be the 3rd one, even tho I like NiKo’s game way more
2019-01-02 08:51
#515
 | 
Switzerland x676 
+1
2019-01-02 10:46
#499
 | 
China Slasher8888 
nice, good for valde
2019-01-02 08:08
#501
JW | 
Sweden plikz 
only in top 20 because danish expected
2019-01-02 08:26
#521
 | 
Denmark MetatronKbh 
Denmark will have many in top 20, the biggest number in top 20, just like in the old days when sweden have the power in cs.
2019-01-02 12:11
#523
 | 
Denmark blue_sheep 
Claiming that hltv is favourably bias towards Danish players is stupid. They are objevtive.
2019-01-02 12:15
Expected
2019-01-02 08:27
deserved
2019-01-02 08:32
valdeGOD
2019-01-02 09:11
#513
 | 
Poland qube1 
Deserved, should be even higher
2019-01-02 10:00
#514
 | 
Brazil cadik 
Unexpected I was expecting s20mple
2019-01-02 10:16
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2019-01-02 11:08
#518
 | 
Brazil Charizaldo 
VALDEMAR É O CARALHO! AH AH AH FORA VALDEMAR
2019-01-02 11:53
1)Dev1ce/S1mple 2)S1mple/Dev1ce 3)Niko 4)Dupreeh 5)electronic 6)NAF 7)Coldzera 8)Magisk 9)Twistzz 10)Xyp9x 11)Elige 12)Rain 13)Gla1ve 14)Flamie 15)Guardian 16)Sunny 17)Ropz 18)Rez/f0rest 19)Autimatic/oskar 20)Flusha/Valde 0)Forsaken
2019-01-02 12:05
#522
 | 
Turkey XAG3RR 
expected
2019-01-02 12:15
OOOF
2019-01-02 12:24
#533
 | 
Ukraine Jorsh_labut 
OMG 20 days to confirm s1mple top 1 boi in cs go
2019-01-02 12:46
#538
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
DanishTV.org
2019-01-02 13:23
#19 aizy lol
2019-01-02 14:07
Valde...................TOP 20? OMEGALUL
2019-01-02 14:17
so many retarded comments,he actually deserve his spot.highest rating at dh stockholm aswell.tarik should be 19
2019-01-02 14:23
#546
 | 
Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
magisk k0nfig mertz msl next ?
2019-01-02 14:51
sick edit brother! 1000000000000/10 can you give name track?
2019-01-02 16:37
#553
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Brazil potatoBRaln 
Bot
2019-01-02 17:17
#555
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Kazakhstan ineenja 
chrisJ
2019-01-02 17:19
valde? un valde en la cabeza tienen los de hltv
2019-01-02 18:32
adminnnn watafak
2019-01-02 19:36
#566
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Netherlands Awpple 
Rain
2019-01-02 19:08
is hot
2019-01-03 14:09
HLTV: ''Let's put all danish players this year...HLTV is from DK, so fak off everybody!''
2019-01-02 20:42
deserved
2019-01-02 21:10
valdemar pedreiro
2019-01-02 21:11
unexpected
2019-01-03 14:08
fully deserved. Stop crying small kids. And s1mple still have 0 majors
2019-01-03 18:02
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