Top 20 players of 2018: oskar (14)

Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný returns to the top 20 list for the second year in a row and scales two positions from last year, becoming the 14th best player in HLTV.org’s top 20 players of 2018 ranking, powered by EGB.com.

Top 20 Players of 2018: Introduction

oskar’s beginnings go back to CS 1.6, when he kicked off his international career with nEophyte at ESWC 2008 at the tender age of 17. He then also played a GameGune with the same team and a SEC in Poland with eSuba. Around that same time the Czech player was invited to some private mIRC channels with some of the best players in the world, where he tried to show his value, even ditching school to play gathers with the likes of Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg, but he would end up stuck playing in the Czech-Slovakian scene and its limited pool of talent. "It was a long road, I was really trying and I was playing a lot, from morning to evening," says oskar, “I just wish I could roll my age back and start from scratch right here and now."

oskar at Mad Catz Viena during the early CS:GO days

In the early days of CS:GO, oskar teamed up with Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, with whom he tried to break out on myDGB.net and 3DMAX. With the former, the Czech-Slovakian duo got third place behind GeT_RiGhT and f0rest’s NiP, and VeryGames, but, after moving to 3DMAX they were unable to achieve the same level of success, finishing 9th-12th at Mad Catz Vienna and 25th-32nd at CPH Games 2013. In July 2013 oskar played his last recorded LAN match with a team from his region, FU.sk.

“When I went from 1.6 to CS:GO, I played for Playing Ducks in my first international team. At that point, it was basically for headsets and I was glad to even get that, but I was also a terrible flamer. I really didn't want to leave 1.6 so I was looking for every fault CS:GO had. I told myself I would never play it until I later joined up with GuardiaN & co. in myDGB.net and 3DMAX. It was my last attempt to break through and it didn't work out, so I started playing DotA2 and just quit CS:GO. I returned after a couple of years and the game just fit me, suddenly I was good at it. But I still probably never thought I would ever be in the top 20 myself or be in a top-five team. Maybe I got used to the role of the outsider when I was battling in the Czech Republic with Czech teams.”

It wasn’t until FPL became popular in 2015 that oskar was able to once again resurface, as he was invited to join the league as part of the Fraternitas squad in which he was playing with Martin "STYKO" Styk and Patrik "Zero" Žúdel. He quickly became one of the top players in the European division of FACEIT’s pug system and started making a name for himself in the international scene. In January 2016 oskar went on to play his first LAN since 2013 with his new team, HellRaisers, going on to win the Europe Minor for MLG Columbus, which made the Czech sniper’s return to competitive play a successful one even though they would go on to fail to make the Major on two separate occasions.

“[My time in HellRaisers shaped my career] in the way that it was the first better-known team with whom I got my first real player contract and I was able to only focus on playing. And they helped me grow into the player I am now. I attended more tournaments, I started communicating in English, I was introduced to real strategies and I just started getting oriented in the game even better.”

oskar played with STYKO and lmbt in HellRaisers before reconnecting with them in mousesports

After putting in great numbers during the first half of the year and winning several events, including Copenhagen Games 2016, oskar was finally called up to the big leagues as mousesports decided to bring him on board to replace Johannes "nex" Maget. The Czech player would quickly run into trouble in his new team, however, as Nikola "NiKo" Kovač tweeted just months after the signing that nex would be put back into the starting five as oskar was moved to the bench due to personal reasons. In January 2017, he was recalled to the starting lineup, and that would turn out to be a fantastic year for the Czech talent.

“It was my decision, I was aware of my actions, but the break helped me and I knew I would be able to come back, so I didn't slack. I still played and prepared, I was gaining more motivation and hunger for the game. The period after [being benched] was one of my best in terms of enjoying the game.”

oskar broke into the top 20 for the first time in 2017

NiKo and Timo "Spiidi" Richter left the team in early 2017, and after a decent season that ended in an underwhelming 12-14th place at the PGL Major in Krakow, so did Denis "denis" Howell, making way for the mousesports roster to become what we know it as today. A solid end to the year, which included winning ESG Tour Mykonos, and where oskar was named MVP, would make 2017 the Czech AWPer’s most prolific year yet as he was able to make our top 20 of 2017 ranking for the first time, finishing in 16th place.

Czech Republicoskar
2018 LAN tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
EL Major 2018
(5-8th)
1.23 (1st, +13%) 80.7 0.79 0.60 1.27 73.4%
StarSeries S4
(1st)
1.17 (2nd, +6%) 79.4 0.77 0.62 1.13 73.2% EVP
V4 2018
(1st)
1.24 (1st, +10%) 79.4 0.82 0.60 1.31 72.5% MVP
DHM Marseille 2018
(5-8th)
1.03 (4th, -1%) 70.8 0.68 0.68 1.19 64.2%
IEM Sydney 2018
(3-4th)
1.01 (3rd, -0%) 68.4 0.65 0.63 1.02 65.7%
EPL S7 Finals
(5-6th)
1.18 (2nd, +10%) 81.2 0.76 0.63 1.25 71.9%
StarSeries S5
(3-4th)
1.19 (2nd, +12%) 80.7 0.78 0.63 1.25 70.5% EVP
ESL One Cologne 2018
(9-12th)
0.99 (4th, -3%) 71.4 0.66 0.72 1.10 63.9%
EL Premier 2018
(3-4th)
1.11 (1st, +9%) 75.8 0.73 0.61 1.11 67.4%
DH Masters Stockholm
(3-4th)
1.08 (3rd, -1%) 64.5 0.65 0.56 1.15 67.5%
FACEIT Major 2018
(15-16th)
0.87 (3rd, -3%) 66.7 0.58 0.70 0.78 63.5%
ESL One NY 2018
(1st)
1.13 (2nd, +4%) 78.2 0.71 0.62 1.08 71.4% EVP
SS i-League S6
(9-11th)
1.25 (1st, +21%) 80.3 0.82 0.60 1.35 69.5%
IEM Chicago 2018
(5-6th)
1.06 (3rd, -1%) 66.7 0.64 0.59 1.02 69.3%
ECS S6 Finals
(5-6th)
1.20 (1st, +17%) 85.9 0.84 0.70 1.38 68.9%
EPL S8 Finals
(3-4th)
1.17 (1st, +15%) 79.3 0.77 0.62 1.28 68.6% EVP
5% above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

After a strong second half of 2017 which included the aforementioned win in Mykonos, as well as two second-place finishes to cap off 2017, mousesports had their sights set on becoming a world class team. After two wins during the ELEAGUE Major Boston New Challengers Stage, mousesports lost two matches, although they were able to finally qualify for the next round after being brought to the edge of the precipice. They then went on to become Legends in a run that would see oskar end with a team-high 1.23 rating .

mousesports followed the feat up with two tournament wins, one at a Big Event and one at a Medium Event, StarSeries i-League Season 4 and the V4 Future Sports Festival. At the former, oskar had his first EVP of the season in a tournament he ended with a 1.17 rating and an impressive +90 KDD as well as nine 1vsX situations won (a year-high for him). At the V4 Future Sports Festival, the smaller of the two events, oskar won his only MVP medal of the year as he ended the tournament with an impressive 1.27 rating—the highest on his team.

“It was something I had never experienced before. Mykonos is not comparable to StarSeries and V4, StarSeries was a BO3 format against all the best teams in the world and V4 was a new experience overall. It started looking like we could fight for a position in the top three, we knew we were a team that could win tournaments if it clicked from the start. Every winning feeling is indescribable, and to get an MVP as well is a cherry on top. Naturally, I was happy and I wanted more.”

As mousesports rose in the rankings, so did their hunger for titles, but the European team would be unable to repeat their two early victories during the rest of the season. Their first tournament after the two wins was DreamHack Masters Marseille, where they went out to the world’s #2 team, Natus Vincere, in the quarter-finals. In France, oskar had a discreet 1.03 rating and wasn’t the best player on the server in any of the team’s 8 maps played. The Czech player’s average form then continued at IEM Sydney, where mousesports made a semi-final run before losing to Astralis, ending the tournament with a barely positive 1.01 rating. At the event in Sydney, oskar went under 70 ADR for the first time in the year, hitting 68.4 across 13 maps.

mousesports got a taste for winning early on in 2018

oskar moved on from those two average events and had two good events to put under his belt, the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals and StarSeries i-League Season 5. At those events, however, mousesports were unable to find what they were looking for—a trophy—, as they went out in the quarter-finals in Dallas and in the semi-finals in Kiev. At the Pro League Finals, oskar hit a 1.18 rating and won seven 1vsX situations, which he then followed up with a 1.19 rating and another seven 1vsX situations won at StarSeries. On both occasions, oskar was able to land some of his highest ADRs of the season, with 81.2 and 80.7 respectively, and he earned an EVP—his second of the year—for his play at StarSeries.

oskar then missed ESL One Belo Horizonte, which his team went on to play without him as they brought on Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert to stand in for them in their semi-final run. Despite the good result there, mousesports decided to sign Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski and release STYKO to try and get back to winning ways despite having made playoffs at every event during the year.

“Everyone knew that it couldn’t go on like this if we wanted to go further at tournaments. We tried to risk it with Snax, but it didn't click, unfortunately. We won New York, but everyone had realized by then that the move wasn't the right one. Snax is a good player, but I think he'll fit in better with Polish players. I believe he'll do well and bring Virtus.pro back where they belong.”

Then came mousesports’ first slip-up of the year and oskar’s first tournament with a below-average rating, even if just barely, coming in at 0.99. At ESL One Cologne, the European team were unable to make it out of the group stage as they lost to G2 and ENCE despite an opening win against Gambit. oskar & co. then closed the season off at ELEAGUE Premier, where they were able to finish in 3rd-4th place once again. The event hosted in Atlanta saw the Czech player go back up to a 1.11 rating (+34 KDD).

After the player break, mousesports began the second season of the year by attending DreamHack Masters Stockholm, an event that saw them make another deep run, all the way to the semi-finals. oskar ended the event with a 1.08 rating, nothing particularly special by his standards, and had a year-low 64.5 ADR. Then came the lowest point of the year for mousesports as the European combine took a nosedive at the FACEIT Major in London. They only played three maps, against NiP, MIBR, and FaZe before packing up, as they lost all of them and were out of the tournament in last place, which meant they would have to go through the Europe Minor during the next cycle. In London, oskar had his lowest rating, 0.87, and the lowest impact rating of the year, 0.78 of the year.

“We went into it headfirst as if we were favorites, it might have turned out differently than a 0-3 if we had played it like underdogs. These are moments where I don't feel good and I don't want to play, I don't know if it's a motivational issue or something that is going on in the team. I can't say we're the best group of players, I guess there are times when the team isn't running well and when this happens to me, I don't enjoy the game, and when I don't enjoy the game, I play poorly.

“I think we were all sure we would go to the playoffs, or at least none of us expected to go home after going 0-3. I really don't know, it was an odd tournament, but it was our own fault, we could have beaten those teams.”

The FACEIT Major was oskar's biggest disappointment of the year

Then came a consolation for mousesports, and one of their high points of the year, as they went on a tear just days after the Major came to an end and lifted the trophy at ESL One New York, even though by then they had already realized that Snax was not fitting into the team and the atmosphere was volatile. For oskar, the tournament in the Big Apple was the beginning of a solid end to 2018—even if the player himself doesn’t believe he was at his best during the latter part of the year—, as he managed to hit a 1.13 rating, winning six clutches in the process and hitting a 78.2 ADR.

“The first half of the year was okay, up to ESL One Belo Horizonte, but something went wrong after that and I couldn't find myself, I wasn't feeling well personally, I had some problems and I just wanted to get the rest of the year over with. There were a few bright moments, but I know myself and I know that for the remainder of the year I could have given more than 20%. But even then, this is an unbelievable achievement for me and I appreciate it, not everyone can be the 14th best player in the world and I got lucky.

“We had a team talk after the Major, even with the management, and we promised ourselves in London that we would win New York and do everything to do so. We had a few days to prepare and it worked, we approached every match differently and that helped us, we were mentally strong. Nobody expected us to come together like that and win the tournament. It had everything, I enjoyed the event, even though I didn't play up to my standards, so I was helping the team in other ways, and we did it as a team.

After the big victory at ESL One New York came another dip in form for mousesports, as they went out of the StarSeries i-League Season 6 Finals in the Swiss group stage. For oskar, though, the event was his best of the year, statistically, with a 1.25 rating after the five best-of-ones the team played, with a +32 KDD and an 80.3 ADR. He also had his second-best impact rating of the year at 1.35. The gang then got back together as STYKO was reinstated into mousesports’ starting lineup ahead of IEM Chicago, where they would go on to make a quarter-final run before falling to the eventual champions, Astralis. In the Windy City, oskar dipped to a 1.06 rating, his lowest of the year after the Major.

The last two tournaments of the season for mousesports were the LAN finals of the ECS and ESL Pro League online leagues. The Czech AWPer had outstanding performances at both, finishing with a 1.20 rating in Arlington and 1.17 in Odense, leading his team in both instances, to a 5-6th place in the first—after a decider match loss to Astralis— and the semi-finals of the latter, where they once again lost to the world-beating Danes. At the ECS Season 6 Finals, oskar had his highest ADR of the year, 85.9, as well as his highest impact rating of the year, 1.38.

“I don't think anything changed for me in 2018, I prepare the same way for matches, although perhaps I started sacrificing my comfort zone in the team and I started doing some of the dirty work even though I didn't have to, it wasn't planned.”

“I haven't set any resolutions [for 2019], I believe what is meant to happen will happen. I'm not the type of person who surrenders, so I want the best for myself and my team. Of course, I hope the next season will be better than the previous one. As long as the team's approach changes [we can become steady tournament contenders], we have the players for it, and the impossible is possible. I currently see us as a top 5 team.”

Why was oskar the 14th best player of 2018?

It could be argued that oskar was the second best AWPer of the year as he put in impressive numbers at Big Events, where he was number two for total AWP kills, with 1610, as well as for AWP kills per round, with 0.42. To close the circle on being a well-rounded player, oskar was exceptionally successful at opening rounds, boasting the seventh-high success rate at 57.6%, and at closing them, ranking sixth for the most 1vsX situations won (54).

Those numbers could make an argument for oskar being higher in the top 20 ranking, especially considering his 1.09 playoff rating and his high peaks. When he showed up, mousesports usually made deep runs at tournaments, and that can be seen by his four EVP performances at StarSeries i-League Seasons 4 and 5, ESL One New York, and ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals, and his MVP award at V4 Future Sports Festival.

More consistency could have helped oskar get a higher placing in the ranking

However, oskar also had some some disturbing lows in 2018, and he was unable to remain a consistent player throughout the year, be it round-to-round, as his 69.7% KAST shows (the lowest in the top 20), or match-to-match, as he only had 65% of maps above a 1.00 rating (tied for the lowest in this year’s top 20), which ended up putting the breaks on oskar’s prospects of climbing any higher on the list.

Bold prediction:

Unlike some of the other players on the list who decided to pick some of the international scene’s rising stars such as Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut, Jere "sergej" Salo, or Ismail "refrezh" Ali as their bold predictions, oskar opted to go with a lesser-known player from the Czech-Slovakian scene, Lubos "HenkkyG" Ilko, who had the courage to try and leave the comfort of local play and gave an international team a go, as he played with TinderklubeN in early 2018.

Slovakia Lubos "HenkkyG" Ilko

“I'd really like to highlight someone from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. I recently saw a HenkkyG highlight and I liked it. I'd like to see him in the top 20. I don't follow the CZ/SK scene, but I'm always glad to see someone try to break through on the international scene. I hope that sometime in the future I'll be part of a CZ/SK team who will rewrite CS history and become a top 3 team. Perhaps even with HenkkyG.”

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 Lubos 'HenkkyG' Ilko
Lubos 'HenkkyG' Ilko
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
305
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1433
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1282
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
522
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1276
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1017
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
598
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1595
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1609
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
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
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
522
KPR:
0.87
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1056
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1554
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Amazing player! Deserved spot but he should be ranked higher than coldzera IMO!
2019-01-07 20:01
#20
 | 
Sweden Nuggeet 
what
2019-01-07 20:00
#84
 | 
Other Fookin_Legend 
Underserved wtf
2019-01-07 20:05
+1
2019-01-07 20:06
#47
s1mple | 
Asia NOORZ1 
no
2019-01-07 20:00
#64
 | 
Turkey cemcoma2 
yes
2019-01-07 20:01
Deserved! Great job Tommy! :)
2019-01-07 20:01
underserved
2019-01-07 20:07
Shut the fuck up plz
2019-01-08 17:47
Coldzera? he's out of ranking this year LOL
2019-01-07 20:33
Better placed maybe
2019-01-07 21:38
#274
 | 
Brazil sucoZin 
hltv.org/stats/players/compare/9216/cold.. idk, maybe cold will be on top 20
2019-01-08 00:49
#174
 | 
North America Tic0 
I honestly think think he deserved way higher.
2019-01-07 20:46
Coldzera isn't going to be in this list lmao
2019-01-07 21:01
#216
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Id love to see your list if you think cold wont be to 20
2019-01-07 21:34
+1
2019-01-07 21:56
#271
 | 
Brazil sucoZin 
+1
2019-01-08 00:47
#311
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
I'd love to see you sense for sarcasm develop a little
2019-01-08 10:28
Your*
2019-01-08 18:07
#335
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Oh you were in that guys head and know it was sarcasm? My bad didnt know you could read minds over the internet, damn geniuses on HLTV
2019-01-08 23:37
#337
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
no need to be a genius to spot an obvious joke attempt
2019-01-08 23:43
#338
 | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Or maybe you interpreted it as a joke when he was serious, is that not a possibility?
2019-01-08 23:53
#339
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
Right, because somebody would actually truly believe that Coldzera won't make Top 20...
2019-01-08 23:58
#340
 | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Its definitely possible lol? Just like its possible that people actually think the earth is flat
2019-01-09 00:07
#347
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
Ok sry, I guess I'm too used to the European supreme intelligence
2019-01-09 11:07
#350
 | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
You mean delusion?
2019-01-09 16:54
#259
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Netherlands Njit 
Then who is? It has to be a player that has been on the list already
2019-01-07 23:39
#205
jks | 
North America Fule 
Na faze fan
2019-01-07 21:14
coldzera 2 major, 2 major mvp, 2x top 1 hltv, and oskar... 14th top player of 2018
2019-01-08 00:42
#275
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Brazil sucoZin 
U should see just 2018, wtf hltv.org/stats/players/compare/9216/cold.. idk, maybe cold will be on top 20
2019-01-08 00:50
I m pretty sure that this list refers to the Top 20 of 2018 and have nothing to do with Coldzera winning 2 majors in 2016 and having 2 Top player awards for 2016 and 2017 But yeah I dont agree that cold shouldnt be in top 20 this year he deserves his place in the top 20 and so does forest after NIP resurfaced this year
2019-01-08 07:46
Brazilians started this whole shit with saying their players are the best by reminding them of a major some players won 13 years ago.
2019-01-08 10:28
It wasn’t 13 years ago mate :)
2019-01-08 12:58
yes it was, 2006.
2019-01-08 20:56
lol 8/8
2019-01-08 12:58
#322
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India SupratimO8 
xd
2019-01-08 15:07
#336
 | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
No f0rest doesnt lmao
2019-01-08 23:38
#313
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
oskar czech sex machine and coldzera... favela rager
2019-01-08 10:31
#315
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Denmark EggplantxD 
Dosia #1 hottest
2019-01-08 11:16
#280
 | 
Brazil d4vid20 
Hahaha, delusional! Xxx
2019-01-08 01:17
oh come on bro. Cold was/is better player.
2019-01-08 01:21
Okay I had to come back to say something more. I am done with people saying shit about cold (baiter, eco fragger, etc.) Cold is one of the most talented, smartest and versatile players out there. If you are not trolling (I hope and think everyone is) you dont understand CS.
2019-01-08 01:42
#314
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
Just a long time going meme :D So yeah, everybody just trolling
2019-01-08 10:32
- 1 Undeserved Oskar
2019-01-08 03:13
#326
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Italy Laxity 
ropz better
2019-01-08 16:55
#330
 | 
United States Samsquanch_ 
Idk about this one...he’s consistent, definitely top 30, probably top 20, but this far down? I aren’t think that
2019-01-08 18:50
not deserved lol
2019-01-07 20:00
#99
 | 
United States Sillychubs 
+1 I think sunny>oskar
2019-01-07 20:08
0/8
2019-01-07 21:16
#262
 | 
United States Sillychubs 
Flair doesn’t check out
2019-01-07 23:45
hard to tell, both of them can carry their team
2019-01-07 22:06
stats are important for top 20. So undebatebly S1mple will be n#1. But I had to admitt that in some parts of the year I was sure that Device will claim it. Edit: I am pretty sure Device (and all pros) admit that S1mple deserves it 100%. And also Device ( just like Sasha)would always choose number 1 team instead of n1. player.
2019-01-08 01:26
#110
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
watafak
2019-01-07 20:11
he deserves higher
2019-01-07 20:52
#3
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
deserved,expected
2019-01-07 20:00
#4
 | 
Switzerland baitimusprime 
deserved
2019-01-07 20:00
#34
 | 
South America jotto 
no.
2019-01-07 20:00
#5
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
BO$$KAR!
2019-01-07 20:00
BOTSKAR
2019-01-07 20:16
fan of Kvik, who ?
2019-01-07 20:52
#142
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
Godskar!
2019-01-07 20:25
expect the unexpected
2019-01-07 20:08
#8
NiKo | 
Europe AzizKyz 
oh
2019-01-07 20:00
cool
2019-01-07 20:00
#10
 | 
Spain L3gi13 
Deserved
2019-01-07 20:00
Cool
2019-01-07 20:00
ez
2019-01-07 20:00
Next GuardiaN
2019-01-07 20:00
Nope,GuardiaN is top 10
2019-01-07 20:03
+1
2019-01-07 20:06
Nah. From 13 to 11, not higher.
2019-01-07 20:07
#113
 | 
United States LookitsJrd 
[X] doubt
2019-01-07 20:12
12-13
2019-01-07 20:15
#133
chrisJ | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
never, same rating as oskar
2019-01-07 20:20
#306
 | 
Switzerland meme_jesus 
Its not only about rating tho
2019-01-08 08:28
nice
2019-01-07 20:00
Nice
2019-01-07 20:00
#22
Xyp9x | 
Other Zyncc 
well deserved
2019-01-07 20:00
Deserved, top 4 awper right now
2019-01-07 20:02
#24
 | 
Sweden fxzo 
i thought it would be krimz xd
2019-01-07 20:00
Kromz is next
2019-01-07 20:30
ez
2019-01-07 20:00
#26
GuardiaN | 
Slovakia Ajko 
expected
2019-01-07 20:00
#27
 | 
Israel FRIsaac 
ez
2019-01-07 20:00
#29
NAF | 
United States skzl_ 
expected
2019-01-07 20:00
#30
 | 
Faroe Islands Jones123 
Expected
2019-01-07 20:00
#31
 | 
India Tritium 
Ez 3 pts
2019-01-07 20:00
oski
2019-01-07 20:00
#33
 | 
Czech Republic GODskar 
LES GO
2019-01-07 20:00
very nice, deserved
2019-01-07 20:00
#36
EliGE | 
Czech Republic Venckor 
Our Czech legend did it again <3
2019-01-07 20:00
<3
2019-01-07 20:41
If you would change fan to simple or freak you woul be legend on HLTV
2019-01-08 01:30
Done XD
2019-01-08 20:54
Deserved
2019-01-07 20:00
Wow this is insane well deserved! Have a less depressing day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2019-01-07 20:00
#40
 | 
Taiwan zhcwhite 
expected
2019-01-07 20:00
Nice
2019-01-07 20:00
#42
 | 
Canada Encry_pted 
deserved
2019-01-07 20:00
luul
2019-01-07 20:00
Deserved
2019-01-07 20:00
#46
 | 
Cyprus aazk 
KRiMZ > oskar?
2019-01-07 20:00
#160
omega | 
Europe lul! 
yes
2019-01-07 20:38
Yes bro
2019-01-07 21:40
#266
 | 
Sweden XenoRex 
+1
2019-01-08 00:01
Expected
2019-01-07 20:00
#49
 | 
Sweden pontus767 
Deserved
2019-01-07 20:00
Expected and deserved
2019-01-07 20:00
gj oksar
2019-01-07 20:00
#52
 | 
Brazil cadik 
Deserved
2019-01-07 20:01
#53
 | 
Sweden forceS1ck 
2nd
2019-01-07 20:01
#54
 | 
Denmark QBE_ 
Nice 2nd point to me now x))
2019-01-07 20:01
#279
 | 
Korea ItsMeNow19 
Who cares
2019-01-08 01:13
#295
 | 
Denmark QBE_ 
Why are you so mad lmao Also if you don't care why did you answer, nice logic loser
2019-01-08 03:56
#342
 | 
Korea ItsMeNow19 
Denmark piece of shit
2019-01-09 02:40
#343
 | 
Denmark QBE_ 
Okay dude. Korea is obviously so much better lmao. Also why are you still answering if you don't care! Nice brain loser
2019-01-09 03:20
#345
 | 
Korea ItsMeNow19 
Stupid denmark
2019-01-09 04:24
#55
 | 
Czech Republic Rewask 
expected
2019-01-07 20:01
#56
s1mple | 
Bulgaria Critias 
ez
2019-01-07 20:01
undeserved wtf
2019-01-07 20:01
Why
2019-01-07 20:01
+1
2019-01-07 20:15
#156
 | 
Germany din0z0r 
+1 he deserves higher
2019-01-07 20:34
+1 he deserves higher
2019-01-07 20:50
+1 he deserves higher
2019-01-08 10:30
#61
rain | 
Mexico Brayam7u7 
EeZ better thanbaitzera
2019-01-07 20:01
prodka
2019-01-07 20:01
Nt prokda
2019-01-07 21:41
reserved
2019-01-07 20:01
expected
2019-01-07 20:01
#66
 | 
Europe b7ack0ut 
n1ce
2019-01-07 20:01
#68
 | 
Brazil Thovisk 
Deserved
2019-01-07 20:02
#70
 | 
Poland ruhoks 
old but gold
2019-01-07 20:02
Expected and deserved
2019-01-07 20:02
#73
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Should be higher than Krimz imo
2019-01-07 20:02
#75
 | 
India astaelian 
should be higher imo
2019-01-07 20:03
#78
 | 
Portugal ron4r 
ChrisJ next
2019-01-07 20:03
#79
 | 
Czech Republic fykseN1g 
oskyyyyyyy
2019-01-07 20:03
#81
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Deserved Good for you oskart
2019-01-07 20:04
#82
 | 
Denmark U w0t m8? 
HenkkyG I aren't think that
2019-01-07 20:04
expected and deserved for the Benjamim Button of csgo!!
2019-01-07 20:05
GOODSKAR <3 next year at least #12 or better :)
2019-01-07 20:05
imo that ranking system should be filtered by guntypes like best 10 rifler/awper of 2018
2019-01-07 20:05
#158
 | 
France StickyRice 
Best 15 riflers and best 5 awpers (because more riflers than awpers)
2019-01-07 20:36
how would that work for someone like s1mple/coldzera?
2019-01-09 00:51
top 5 baiter of 2018
2019-01-09 05:35
100% expected. Congratz
2019-01-07 20:05
#88
frozen | 
Czech Republic PlaSSma 
My boyyyy :3
2019-01-07 20:05
#89
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
oskar at Mad Catz Viena during the early CS:GO days pls fix @ admin
2019-01-07 20:06
It was in Prague, wasn't it ?
2019-01-07 20:38
#203
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
no but they wrote Vienna wrong :D
2019-01-07 21:08
Fallen >
2019-01-07 20:06
great player
2019-01-07 20:07
#97
 | 
Europe Skraj 
"“I'd really like to highlight someone from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. I recently saw a HenkkyG highlight and I liked it. I'd like to see him in the top 20. I don't follow the CZ/SK scene," Hahaha
2019-01-07 20:07
3rd mouse player in top 20 lul
2019-01-07 20:08
#112
 | 
Czech Republic ufonk 
ChrisJ could be 12 th
2019-01-07 20:12
top 5 team this year so why not
2019-01-07 20:17
expected and deserved godskar
2019-01-07 20:09
-1
2019-01-07 20:13
overrated and undeserved
2019-01-07 20:09
+1
2019-01-07 20:13
-1 snaxbot fanboy
2019-01-07 20:49
Well deserved daddy. Great player.
2019-01-07 20:09
-1
2019-01-07 20:14
#147
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
haha, nice hater ? Where's toxiranto ?
2019-01-07 20:28
espiranto is not toxic 0/8
2019-01-07 20:29
#231
oskar | 
Czech Republic Olaxen 
GretaLT is the most toxic guy here
2019-01-07 21:58
#308
 | 
Czech Republic Jacksson 
+1
2019-01-08 09:35
#104
 | 
Ukraine w1nth 
Expected, deserved.
2019-01-07 20:10
#105
 | 
Czech Republic NR.Kobra 
Congratulations Tomáš :)
2019-01-07 20:10
expected
2019-01-07 20:10
GODSKAR 40 years old and still in top 20.
2019-01-07 20:10
Congratulation oskar, keep it up! :)
2019-01-07 20:11
EXPECTED AND DESERVED
2019-01-07 20:11
#111
tarik | 
Turkey Acein 
WHAT WHAT İS THAT SHİT OSCAR DONT DESERVE IT WOXIC > OSKAR
2019-01-07 20:11
Comments 13 hahaha another stupid baiter
2019-01-07 20:12
he is not baiter oskar overrated
2019-01-07 20:15
dude stop being jealous he is very consistent awper and deserved it
2019-01-07 20:19
+1
2019-01-07 20:57
OMEGALUL
2019-01-07 20:49
Guardian next
2019-01-07 20:13
#119
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
wait who is not appearing then tarik? krimz?
2019-01-07 20:15
Deserved
2019-01-07 20:14
#124
 | 
Finland Smoonah 
can't even recall what oskar has even done recently other than get exit kills.
2019-01-07 20:16
+1
2019-01-07 20:17
Haters gonna hate
2019-01-07 20:40
1v4 against fnatic ?, many 1vX, so many highlights, (btw never saw anything from ENCE players)
2019-01-07 20:48
#245
 | 
Finland Smoonah 
you never see anything from Ence players because you probably never watch their games. Kind of like how I never watch new-fnatic or mousesports games.
2019-01-07 22:27
> can't even recall what oskar has even done recently other than get exit kills > I never watch mousesports games
2019-01-07 22:59
>perkele >brain
2019-01-07 23:11
undeserved he is better than Guardian...
2019-01-07 20:18
#138
frozen | 
Germany rdm88 
+1
2019-01-07 20:23
Oh, there he is. M1kY28 and his hating posts on GuardiaN, FaZe or 0/8 baits. :D But yeah at least I can agree this year they were almost on the same level, but there are still some stats in GuardiaN was better, just fact.
2019-01-07 20:46
#196
oskar | 
Czech Republic Olaxen 
+1
2019-01-07 20:55
should be higher
2019-01-07 20:18
#130
oskar | 
Czech Republic Olaxen 
NICEEEE!!! #VAMOUZ
2019-01-07 20:18
sunny > oskar imo
2019-01-07 20:19
OSKYYY DDPC
2019-01-07 20:21
tomorrow,is,krimz.
2019-01-07 20:22
#136
 | 
Denmark iPlov 
100% deserved. Ez 4 Bosskar!!
2019-01-07 20:22
#137
frozen | 
Germany rdm88 
2nd best Sniper <3
2019-01-07 20:23
#139
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
Ahahahahaha still no shitrimz and why is that? hltv.org/stats/players/compare/798/oskar.. cry is free shitrimz fanboys
2019-01-07 20:24
hltv.org/stats/players/compare/798/oskar.. He will be there bad 0/8 bait
2019-01-07 20:25
#145
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
"Big events" nt shitrimz kid
2019-01-07 20:26
Only that really matters no1 cares about online games you can change it to LAN overall instead aswell hltv.org/stats/players/compare/798/oskar.. oskar is a onliner always chocked big finals
2019-01-07 20:27
Yup krimz played like two big event lmao
2019-01-07 20:42
94 games = 2 events okey i understand
2019-01-07 20:43
Achh, still haven't played that much thats what i meant.
2019-01-07 20:46
So ? Does not change that he was a monster first months of 2018 with 1.28 rating and that its not his fault that his team was shit and did drag him down big time He will be in top 20 anyway
2019-01-07 20:47
It was a team decision to drop golden they f*cked themselves by themselves But anyway will be 13 or 12 imo
2019-01-07 20:51
Shitrimz? FFS, choose a better insulting mixed name. What a crap.
2019-01-07 21:03
#352
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
+1 it’s cheap and it sucks
2019-01-09 18:53
who
2019-01-07 20:24
EliGE > oskar lmao
2019-01-07 20:24
#212
 | 
Czech Republic milan1322 
lol
2019-01-07 21:32
#143
ropz | 
Czech Republic rusteD 
Ez for a 42 yrs old guy
2019-01-07 20:25
#309
NAF | 
Russia avedanya 
for a 78 yrs man xD
2019-01-08 09:48
#149
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
Congratz Tomáši. Deserved & keep it up!
2019-01-07 20:29
skrrrr
2019-01-07 20:31
vyser se na to NHL Tomáši
2019-01-07 20:32
You can pay back to some of people you scammed, but you cant pay back your reputation.
2019-01-07 20:33
wait what?
2019-01-07 20:41
#157
 | 
France StickyRice 
HenkkyG 0.99 rating Trash prediction from Clownskar
2019-01-07 20:35
Who cares its not a competition
2019-01-07 20:44
#193
oskar | 
Czech Republic Olaxen 
+1
2019-01-07 20:53
#159
 | 
Other TapioKuusela 
Isn't the bold prediction question something like "Who do you think will break into top20 in 2019?" is it?
2019-01-07 20:37
#162
 | 
Portugal Isaacovsky 
Nice Joke, this list is stupid
2019-01-07 20:39
coldzera better
2019-01-07 20:39
13. GuardiaN 12. coldzera 11. KRIMZ ez
2019-01-07 20:41
coldzera > krimz
2019-01-08 01:04
#288
 | 
Brazil Romarioek 
Nice, xyp9x 10
2019-01-08 02:08
40 years old young player
2019-01-07 20:42
#177
 | 
Brazil Lamonk 
Doesn’t matter what you say. FalleN>Oskar All day.
2019-01-07 20:47
better rank from 2017 wtf
2019-01-07 20:47
TOP2 awper and on 14th place... Wtf, why is guardian upper then?
2019-01-07 20:48
Because GuardiaN is first in AWP stats at Big events. :D
2019-01-07 20:49
edit
2019-01-07 20:57
Make sense.
2019-01-07 22:58
#207
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
GuardiaN, FalleN, KennyS. How is oskar 2nd?
2019-01-07 21:15
are you braindead? Or are you still livin in 2016?
2019-01-07 21:34
#293
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
You forgot that he's from Brazil, some people from there have their brains jammed.
2019-01-08 02:58
AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH ANGRY FACED 50.YO TOP 14???????
2019-01-07 20:50
#186
 | 
Bulgaria mcclane89 
nice, deserved...
2019-01-07 20:50
proof that cs can still be played at pro level by a 40 year old
2019-01-07 20:51
DDPC
2019-01-07 20:54
Lol
2019-01-07 20:55
#199
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
beast
2019-01-07 20:57
#201
 | 
Israel soprendo 
No!
2019-01-07 21:03
Again too low...great playa
2019-01-07 21:09
#206
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
"I hope that sometime in the future I'll be part of a CZ/SK team who will rewrite CS history and become a top 3 team. Perhaps even with HenkkyG." Wow
2019-01-07 21:14
What's called the song from the MVP video?
2019-01-07 21:20
He deserved top 10
2019-01-07 21:33
#223
 | 
Brazil ragemasterBR 
Nope
2019-01-07 21:43
He is one of the best awp right now
2019-01-07 21:46
#273
 | 
Brazil ragemasterBR 
In my thoughts, hes good on 14 position
2019-01-08 00:49
d... dad?
2019-01-07 21:33
Old man still beasting...krása Tomčo
2019-01-07 21:34
Deserved but I'd have flipped him and elige. Next is guardian and then krimz
2019-01-07 21:37
#222
 | 
Russia GramDEL 
Deserved (+1 point for me btw)
2019-01-07 21:43
Underserved as fuck, really how oskar can be so high lmao, he didn't do anything whole year. All mousesports players are quite good but no one deserved be in top20. (Maybe SuNNy or ropz but idk).
2019-01-07 21:46
yeah, they were top 2 team for couple weeks, but undeserved... You must be some random teenage boy with crush on thistzz
2019-01-07 22:05
i don't care about twistzzz or any players, i just gave him for fun. You should be so much stupid if i u think that oskar deserved this place. Top2 for couple weeks XDDD? TELL ME WHEN XD
2019-01-07 22:07
yeah, random teen thinks that his opinion means something to world but actually dumb af hltv.org/team/4494/mousesports Check this, hope you can read ez graph, if not, ask you elementary school teacher. /close
2019-01-07 22:09
ok, so two weeks on second place, so what XD still nothing lul Won only IEM New York where wasn't any good team without Liquid and fucking star-series on the beginning. Oh i forgot about his MVP on V4 Future Sports XDDDD so important tournaments OMG so didn't won anything important and didn't do anything great without that triple awp kill. Undeserved as fuck. Now we can close
2019-01-07 22:18
#292
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
LUL, your are so delusional and non-informed.. in NY there was NaVi, FaZe and liquid, thats 3 out of 4 top teams LUL
2019-01-08 02:57
gj deserved for sure
2019-01-07 21:47
I would have flipped GuardiaN and oskar, but I trust the gods more than I do myself.
2019-01-07 21:48
definitely
2019-01-07 22:03
I'm curious why?
2019-01-07 22:49
Because HLTV is our lord and saviour
2019-01-07 22:52
I'm curious why you would flip them. I saw many top lists from fans with oskar higher than GuardiaN, still don't why, what stats or achievements are behind it. :D
2019-01-07 22:53
I think GuardiaN was even more inconsistent than oskar at the end of the year, but it's very close either way.
2019-01-07 23:07
#254
EliGE | 
Czech Republic Venckor 
Guardian was only inconsistent in last 2 months, but in the first half of 2018, he was almost on same level as Niko. Oskar is a great player, but he has to work on his consistency, if he wants to rise up.
2019-01-07 23:13
Interesting. I agree they were really close to each other in the matter of performance, but GuardiaN is still over oskar in AWP leaderboards and his MVP has a higher value than oskar's one. Still happy for both of them, it's nice to see CZ/SK players in top 20. :D
2019-01-07 23:20
Yeah, a part of me sort of wishes they never left the CZ/SK scene, since there is far more talent there now than when oskar and GuardiaN started playing.
2019-01-07 23:41
DDPC <3
2019-01-07 21:51
IDISBALANCE is no 13
2019-01-07 21:52
#232
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
Gj oskar! Top 5 next year i feel it! Go go mouz
2019-01-07 21:59
Surprised a 45 yr old man has the reaction time to keep up with all the young guns today
2019-01-07 22:06
#240
 | 
Czech Republic ZajiiCZ 
Tomča je zpět!!
2019-01-07 22:16
undeserved,
2019-01-07 22:24
#244
 | 
Brazil Collee 
Deserved. Finished 2018 a bit disappointed on him though. He has potential to be in the top 8. If they had a better FACEIT major run and he had performed well, he could climb to #11 at least. I think the Snax pick hurt both him and ropz overall, for obvious reasons
2019-01-07 22:25
Autimatic > Oskar Let's be real.
2019-01-07 22:40
#257
 | 
United Kingdom trtr098 
Overrated Choked hard in the Major and stat padding with tier 2 tournaments. Consider the whole mousesport team plays around him...
2019-01-07 23:30
#291
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
Yeah, so did the whole team. Apart from that, I think he had the biggest killcount after legends stage in boston, and was the only player, that performed good last time in kyev (yes that t2 tournament) in the disasterous run. As for the stat padding at t2 events... Well they're not counting towards Big Event or playoffs ranking right? And thats what matters here.
2019-01-08 02:52
#316
 | 
United Kingdom trtr098 
If you consider joke of a tournament like V4 then yes
2019-01-08 11:57
#260
 | 
World leraq 
Should be higher. What a boss he is.
2019-01-07 23:41
lul
2019-01-07 23:52
deserved, he is very underrated by a lot of people.
2019-01-07 23:59
expected
2019-01-08 00:15
coldzera top 1 s1mple 13
2019-01-08 00:28
well expected
2019-01-08 00:53
#277
 | 
Philippines p0k1em0n 
Peenoise pride!
2019-01-08 00:59
chrisj deserves this spot more.
2019-01-08 01:46
#287
 | 
Brazil Romarioek 
13º GuardiaN
2019-01-08 02:07
1- s1mple 2- device 3- twistzz 4- magisk 5- gla1ve 6- NAF 7- dupreeh 8- niko 9- xyp9x 10- coldzera 11- eletronic 12- CeRq 13- nahtE
2019-01-08 04:06
REZ????
2019-01-08 07:50
Electronic 11? XD he deserves top 5.
2019-01-08 14:01
#353
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
Cerq? Roflmao
2019-01-09 18:55
#297
 | 
Europe Vallon2 
Should've been higher than fraudzera.
2019-01-08 04:19
#298
 | 
Slovakia zephh1337 
#DDPCGANG
2019-01-08 05:03
sunny > oskar
2019-01-08 05:23
čus draku jdem na basket ?
2019-01-08 05:39
not even top30
2019-01-08 06:22
I think this guy had the most hardest road to pro than others.
2019-01-08 07:21
I hope next in this list will be forest
2019-01-08 07:50
CG
2019-01-08 08:54
Look at his stats, they're worse than the people below him on the list.
2019-01-08 14:01
God Oskar, expected
2019-01-08 16:22
Unexpected
2019-01-08 16:40
#325
 | 
Czech Republic Flapy_ 
DDPC Gang
2019-01-08 16:41
#327
 | 
Italy Laxity 
ropz better lol
2019-01-08 16:55
Oskar and ropz should of been ranked lower maybe top 30-40 neither of them are top 20 players HLTV just needs filler players as usual.
2019-01-08 19:27
Old Botskar
2019-01-08 22:09
oskar is trash sonnnnn
2019-01-09 03:33
how it said one famous person Eugeniy RISE "WP D'ED"
2019-01-09 12:14
Good article! Only one mistake (which I got upset about because I'm old shit): "Around that same time the Czech player was invited to some private mIRC channels with some ...". Should be IRC channels. mIRC was an IRC client.
2019-01-09 14:42
My favorite player!!
2019-01-09 19:06
He didnt take frozen but HenkkyG ? xD I love it :DD
2019-01-14 00:00
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