Top 20 players of 2018: KRIMZ (9)

Striker
January 12th, 2019 20:00

After missing the previous two years, Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson returns to the Top 20 ranking for the third time with the ninth place in 2018's list powered by EGB.com.

Top 20 Players of 2018: Introduction

After playing 1.6 only casually, KRIMZ started making his name early on in CS:GO as part of a team including Mikail "Maikelele" Bill and Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson that later became LGB, where he also became united with Dennis "dennis" Edman and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer in 2013. With that lineup, the then-19-year-old attended his first international tournaments, including the first two Majors, DreamHack Winter 2013 and EMS One Katowice 2014, making playoffs both times.

The squad broke down halfway through 2014, but it didn't take long for KRIMZ to move up to fnatic alongside olofmeister to refresh their struggling lineup and start what would become a dominant era of the roster also featuring Jesper "JW" Wecksell, Robin "flusha" Rönnquist, and Markus "pronax" Wallsten. Before the year was over, that version secured five titles in 10 tournaments and a runners-up finish at one of the Majors, ESL One Cologne, with the Swede placing ninth in that year's Top 20 ranking.

2015 continued along similar lines, with fnatic keeping their place as the best team in the world for most of the year, improving on 2014's run by picking up two Major titles – KRIMZ's first – at ESL One Katowice and ESL One Cologne. Towards the end, the squad fell off and parted ways with pronax and the ex-LGB player was reunited with dennis to start another impressive run for the organization, with KRIMZ finishing off the year with the seventh place in the top 20 on the back of incredible consistency.

KRIMZ hoisted his second Major trophy at ESL One Cologne 2015

A fantastic start to 2016, during which fnatic extended the aforementioned run from three to six titles in a row, marked the end of the Swedes' domination. After olofmeister was forced to take a break due to an injury, fnatic were no longer able to secure trophies despite deep runs at most tournaments they attended, even after the return of 2015's best player, and KRIMZ's level began to deteriorate. For a brief period in Autumn, he separated from his ex-LGB teammates after the team broke in half, with him, JW, and flusha joining up with pronax and Andreas "znajder" Lindberg in GODSENT, but continuous struggles saw him have a change of heart to go back to fnatic.

The calendar turned to 2017 and a few more disappointing attempts on both sides resulted in flusha and JW returning to fnatic, as well, but neither the team nor KRIMZ were able to replicate their former level, struggling for deep runs in the first half of the year. In August, olofmeister and dennis split from the rest, while Maikil "Golden" Selim and Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson made their way onto fnatic, with KRIMZ finishing off the year with a few impressive tournaments, although that wasn't enough to earn a place in the top 20 for the second time in a row.

SwedenKRIMZ
2018 LAN tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
EL Major 2018
(5-8th)
1.29 (1st, +16%) 90.4 0.89 0.63 1.36 72.4% EVP
StarSeries S4
(15-16th)
1.21 (1st, +20%) 89.5 0.85 0.71 1.33 70.1%
IEM Katowice 2018
(1st)
1.26 (2nd, +10%) 88.9 0.83 0.61 1.22 75.9% EVP
WESG 2017
(1st)
1.30 (1st, +10%) 88.4 0.85 0.61 1.30 77.5% MVP
DHM Marseille 2018
(3-4th)
1.22 (1st, +21%) 86.4 0.82 0.65 1.23 72.9% EVP
IEM Sydney 2018
(5-6th)
1.05 (2nd, +5%) 78.9 0.70 0.68 1.07 67.8%
ECS S5 Finals
(5-6th)
1.06 (1st, +15%) 77.2 0.71 0.67 0.94 73.2%
ESL One Cologne 2018
(5-6th)
1.08 (2nd, +11%) 81.6 0.74 0.71 0.99 71.6%
EL Premier 2018
(5-6th)
1.06 (1st, +7%) 77.9 0.69 0.68 1.08 69.3%
DH Masters Stockholm
(13-16th)
0.98 (4th, +1%) 76.4 0.69 0.74 0.86 69.0%
FACEIT Major 2018
(9-11th)
1.14 (1st, +21%) 88.1 0.77 0.73 1.22 68.9%
ESL One NY 2018
(7-8th)
1.02 (1st, +15%) 80.5 0.71 0.74 0.99 68.2%
IEM Chicago 2018
(3-4th)
1.24 (1st, +14%) 92.8 0.80 0.65 1.16 74.4% EVP
5% above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

For KRIMZ and fnatic, 2018 kicked off the same way as for most of the top-tier scene; with the ELEAGUE Major. The 24-year-old stepped into the year on the right foot, with some incredible maps in the group stage, including a 2.07 rating against Virtus.pro and 2.47 rating versus Gambit, as the team went 3-2 and KRIMZ kept his perfect streak of playoffs appearances for the time being. In the quarter-finals, the squad fell to SK (who played with João "felps" Vasconcellos as a stand-in) following a very close series, with the Swede adding a couple of more good maps to earn his first EVP mention on the back of an overall 1.29 rating - his highest in years.

"If I remember the Major right, we lost our opening match against FaZe and we did not play our game at all, we just tried to adapt too much. After that match, we just focused on our game and I went into my comfort zone.

"Before we faced Gambit, we lost to Na`Vi and it's kind of the same story, except we made really silly mistakes that we hadn't done in the past, so we were pretty much full tilt and angry at ourselves. We actually turned our anger to something positive that match and I just went rolling again."

He kept great form in February at StarSeries i-League Season 4, with six out of seven maps above 1.00 ratings, but the rest of the team did not show up at nearly the same level and they went 0-3 in Kiev despite getting some favorable matchups in the Swiss format: Gambit, TYLOO, and Renegades.

"What to say… I'm feeling thank you? Nah, but [StarSeries] was just a flop. We played pretty well before on officials and in practice, but something wasn't there that tournament, unluko for us."

With rumors of Golden's imminent exit starting to spread at that point, little was expected of fnatic at IEM Katowice two weeks later. However, with KRIMZ and flusha looking like two of the best players of the tournament, the Swedish side passed the groups from first place, defeating the favored FaZe 2-0 on the way. The duo kept performing to very high standards and led the team to the final after beating Liquid, where they took down FaZe yet again in a nail-biting best-of-five, while flusha outdid KRIMZ in the race for the MVP.

"We took a break from each other before Katowice and focused on individual practice, such as deathmatch, FPL, etc. At that time, it was the right thing to do for everyone and it somehow worked. I don't remember the full story, but somehow our travels got messed up on our way to Katowice and we didn't sleep before playing against Heroic in the opening game, and we just showed each other that we're here to play and make up for the previous tournament. A huge factor that we won Katowice was the way we played with each other and we had fun playing the game."

"We won Katowice 2016 and, after that, we didn't win a single tournament for two straight years and to go up on that stage again, lifting that same trophy in Katowice 2018 is a feeling I still can't describe today. Damn, we played well that tournament."

fnatic surprised everyone with the triumph at IEM Katowice and KRIMZ was there to see it through alongside flusha

Reinvigorated by their first title run, the squad went to WESG as one of the biggest names there among mostly lower-tier competition. Despite a somewhat shaky run in the second group stage, where they tied best-of-two series with AGO and BIG, fnatic cruised through to the playoffs, with KRIMZ once again looking in amazing shape. He continued to put up big numbers in bracket play without ever dipping below 1.00 rating before the final, where fnatic beat Space Soldiers after another close final series 2-1 as other players stepped up, to earn his first MVP award since late 2015.

The great period for both fnatic and the star continued at one of the most stacked events of the year, DreamHack Masters Marseille. In France, KRIMZ once again played a key part in all of the team's wins throughout the event, putting up six maps rated above 1.40 as they made the top four, beating TYLOO, Renegades, and NiP on the way, while also taking Natus Vincere to their limit. Although they could not contest Astralis in the semi-finals and the 24-year-old was the lowest-rated player across the series, his immense contribution to the high placing gave him his third EVP mention.

"Honestly, I have no idea [why I improved so much in 2018], but if I had to put a finger on it, I think that in my previous teams I wasn't thinking that highly of myself, I just did my part of the game. Maybe it was a mental block or something, but I gained confidence throughout all the failures."

From January to April, KRIMZ looked like a top-three player in the world with an average 1.26 rating, but when May came, he started to fall off. At IEM Sydney, fnatic once again made it to playoffs after beating Chiefs and G2, but another disappointing encounter with Astralis and a loss to FaZe saw them go out in the quarter-finals, with the Swedish star only putting up two out of eight maps rated above 1.00.

Up to DreamHack Masters Marseille, KRIMZ looked like a top-three player in the world

It was then that the team decided to make the first of many lineup changes, adding Richard "Xizt" Landström as a new in-game leader in lieu of Lekr0 at the end of May. Two weeks later, they suffered their second group stage exit at ECS Season 5 Finals following two losses to Liquid in the GSL format and shortly after the British event, it turned out that there had been another roster change in the works, with Golden making way for William "draken" Sundin to bolster fnatic's firepower.

"It just didn't work socially with Lekr0 and that spread into the game, sadly. The best thing was to change the environment for both parties. In the beginning, Golden started to doubt himself, lost confidence in his own calling and blamed himself for every mistake that was done. That was the reason he started to put more hours into the game and kind of lost focus. We all were a part of it, of course, but he felt like it was his fault that we failed. I talked to him many, many times that he shouldn't put so much pressure on himself because he didn't cause every single problem. Golden is a guy whom I keep close to my heart.

"The options for a fifth were very limited and the only solution we saw was putting JW on a more hybrid position and take in an AWPer."

The new squad would travel to Cologne next to return to the playoffs stage, beating North and BIG before suffering a stunning defeat at the hands of FaZe in the match for first place in the group. In the quarter-finals, they were once again eliminated by the eventual champions of the tournament, Natus Vincere, as KRIMZ played well alongside JW to get fnatic to this point, but not enough so in the final loss to earn another award.

The last event before the break, ELEAGUE Premier, saw the Swedish side struggle in a group full of top-five teams. Even though they ended up exiting the tournament early, they held Na`Vi and mousesports to very close series and KRIMZ led them to a narrow 2-0 win over FaZe.

Still, by then it had been clear that the bearded star had dropped off compared to his incredible play during the first four months, but he kept a solid level nonetheless between May and July as the team went through a few lineup changes. That for the first time wasn't the case after the off-season at DreamHack Masters Stockholm, another event where fnatic went out dead last following losses to OpTic and Heroic and the only one where KRIMZ went below a 1.00 rating overall (0.98).

DreamHack Masters Stockholm was KRIMZ's only event rated below 1.00

That wasn't a great outlook for the team or the player ahead of the second Major of the year in London. KRIMZ returned to form, but he was the only one to turn up consistently in his attempts to keep his personal playoffs streak at Majors alive while the team as a whole struggled and were eliminated after losses to compLexity, Natus Vincere, and HellRaisers with a 2-3 record. It was obvious that something was wrong from the way fnatic lost to Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow's side in the series – a 2-16 beatdown on the deciding map, Cache – and soon after the tournament, one of the core members of the squad, flusha, was benched.

"It was a huge disappointment to the team before that because everyone promised each other to have a certain amount of hours before our bootcamp for DreamHack Masters Stockholm. I did not do my part because of stupid personal priorities, so I'm still very ashamed of that today. I guess I was a factor in flusha leaving, that I let him down, but there were several other things, as well."

A short stint with Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom followed in the online leagues and, more importantly, at ESL One New York, where the temporary roster almost managed to beat mousesports despite the lack of preparation, while Na`Vi ended their quick journey. Another player was on the chopping block then, as draken followed suit while the team welcomed Red Reserve's Simon "twist" Eliasson, who had been considered by them earlier in the year already, and 16-year-old Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin.

"It didn't work out with draken because things just simply didn't click, with nobody to blame. I don't have any other explanation. We needed something completely new and fresh. We brought in twist because he is a really skilled player who also can pick up the AWP when needed.

"As for the little sh*t kid (smile), we took in Brollan because of his hunger and potential. Don't get me wrong, he's the best 16-year-old in the world I've seen play by far and what he can become in a couple of years is scary good."

After a few weeks of online play, during which fnatic were unable to qualify for either of the big leagues' finals, the new lineup played their debut at IEM Chicago. Rolling back to some great form similar to the first portion of the year, KRIMZ was in his element in groups, where the squad beat BIG, eUnited, and most notably Liquid to secure a spot in the semi-finals. There, they met Astralis and the 24-year-old added another great series to his resumé to push the best team in the world to their absolute limits, but the Swedes fell when the Danish squad pulled off a comeback from a 10-15 deficit on the decider, Inferno. It was an admirable attempt nonetheless, rewarded with a couple of EVPs that went to KRIMZ and JW.

Something clicked with Brollan and twist as KRIMZ was back to his early-2018 level at IEM Chicago

"Everything clicked socially and we handled our problems straight away. In other teams, we were too afraid to talk about our problems, but with this lineup, we can talk openly about it, which is a huge factor.

"I personally gained so much motivation from the small things like someone in practice yelling 'nice' after a good round and stuff like that. Me and JW were not used to having this atmosphere around us and, god, we enjoy it."

Having missed out on the biggest events of the last few weeks of the year, including the league finals and BLAST Pro Series Lisbon, fnatic went to PLG Grand Slam — a tournament that was not considered in the analysis for the top 20 ranking because of a low level of competition — to close out the year with a triumph despite some struggles against forZe, most notably beating the new G2 in the final.

Why was KRIMZ the 9th best player of 2018?

With an incredible start to the year, the first four months saw KRIMZ in the running for the No. 1 spot after EVP performances at the ELEAGUE Major, IEM Katowice, and DreamHack Masters Marseille, as well as an MVP-worthy level at WESG World Finals. Although he cooled off until the very end of 2018 comparatively, he still put up good performances for the rest of the year, always being one of fnatic's best players with ratings above the team's average at all 13 notable events they attended.

The Swede finished off the year as the fourth-best fragger at the Big events (0.78 KPR) while dealing the third-most damage (85.0 ADR), which resulted in the ninth-highest rating at tournaments of such stature (1.16). Those numbers become even more impressive when considering only the most competitive tournaments of the year — the two Majors and the five Big events that featured all top-five teams at the time —, as KRIMZ played at all seven of them and performed even better there compared to his overall average, recording the sixth-highest 1.18 rating and earning four EVPs.

KRIMZ belongs to one of the very best players of the seven most competitive events of 2018

He also rivaled the very best when it comes to impact on the outcome of rounds, averaging 1.07 kills in the rounds his team won, which ranks third highest among the top 20 players.

However, despite the high individual impact and his peaks, the lack of more standout performances and a slight falloff in big-event playoffs matches (1.09 rating) meant that the ninth spot was as high as he could reach.

"My personal goals are to become more stable in my own game and maybe win a few tournaments."

Bold prediction

KRIMZ didn't have to look far to come up with his bold prediction, highlighting 16-year-old teammate Brollan, who had a great debut with fnatic at IEM Chicago:

Sweden Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin

"I have to say Brollan. He is so skilled now, young and still with so much to learn. He will become No. 1 one day, for sure."

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.

Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
635
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1007
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1428
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1076
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1515
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
735
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1289
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Alexander 'SKYTTEN' Carlsson
Alexander 'SKYTTEN' Carlsson
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
382
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
401
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
439
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
761
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1208
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1180
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
695
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1424
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1435
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1179
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
920
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
device | 
Denmark dev2ce 
how is krimz so high on this list
2019-01-12 20:00
#3
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Denmark EU_LOVER69 
What a legend! I respect his consistency!
2019-01-12 20:00
AND THUS THE KRIMZ MYSTERY HAS CONCLUDED
2019-01-12 20:01
if krimz got the 9th dev1ce will be definitely top1
2019-01-12 20:02
#90
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Poland Apollo93 
nice
2019-01-12 20:02
#105
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Poland itsdavvid 
well deserved and expected
2019-01-12 20:03
so expected
2019-01-12 20:05
#127
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Bulgaria diyvof 
expected
2019-01-12 20:06
#132
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Germany AdiZen 
gla1ve next ty are me later
2019-01-12 20:07
#169
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Sweden MuriN_ 
+1
2019-01-12 20:22
#187
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United States darth_mac 
deserved
2019-01-12 20:21
UNDESERVED
2019-01-12 20:59
#328
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Poland Revect 
Who will not be in TOP-8? Simple Electronic Niko Device Magisk Dupreeh Glave Naf Chrisj
2019-01-12 21:53
0/8
2019-01-13 11:06
#348
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United States Samsquanch_ 
So deserved, so consistent, so valuable. Krimz needs to team up with f0rest plz
2019-01-12 22:24
#425
ELMO | 
Sweden herb 
well deserved for the god himself<3
2019-01-13 02:16
#426
COCAINE | 
Brazil wardo 
HLTV staff smoke the BEST crack
2019-01-13 02:23
#520
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Sweden AlexMekker 
xD
2019-01-13 11:50
#212
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Serbia C3da 
+1
2019-01-12 20:34
#134
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Estonia teremartin 
ez i knew
2019-01-12 20:07
1.Device . . . . . . . 9. Krimz #Tothestars Astralis Best team in the world
2019-01-12 20:45
#285
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India sKy|astralis 
+1
2019-01-12 20:58
Fuck
2019-01-12 21:02
#350
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Dude...it’s simple...I can’t wait to see how many crybaby Danes are going to be spewing bullshit threads about how device is better. Device isn’t better, he has a better team...that’s literally the only thing device has better. Check the one to one stats, s1mple even has a better flashing for teammates rating. Like dude...go cry and use the tears as lube to fuck your self.
2019-01-12 22:26
+1
2019-01-12 22:41
#382
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Europe h0bbit022 
YOU RIGHT
2019-01-12 23:16
Well said
2019-01-13 00:49
hahah +100.
2019-01-13 01:28
#420
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Spain N0Love 
He has a better girlfriend I'm pretty sure of that
2019-01-13 01:49
His girlfriend has the most obnoxious, fucked accent in the world, so I think not.
2019-01-13 03:24
wtf is an obnoxious accent, is she Brittish?
2019-01-13 04:17
#499
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Denmark mersault17 
:D
2019-01-13 08:23
Better gf in terms of headshots LUL
2019-01-13 03:25
Amen
2019-01-13 04:49
+11111100 device overrated..
2019-01-13 08:17
+1
2019-01-13 15:12
#700
GuardiaN | 
Albania x3lf 
tbh idk how ppl even think he can compete for the nr one spot
2019-01-14 22:47
deserved
2019-01-12 20:02
#123
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Bulgaria diyvof 
+1 god
2019-01-12 20:05
sure
2019-01-12 20:16
#396
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Germany julian_hh 
-1
2019-01-12 23:53
best swedish player atm 0/8
2019-01-13 02:28
#307
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Netherlands Sander335 
Why, this proves tournament wins doesn't mean shit
2019-01-12 21:19
#340
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Brazil Whillpull 
Yeah, and this proves too if device get #1, hltv is fucking kidding with us.
2019-01-12 22:12
Think they proved that it's not biased when Xyp9x got ranked so far behind others
2019-01-12 22:18
No
2019-01-12 21:43
#453
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India AMKW 
Nt
2019-01-13 03:45
#43
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Denmark EU_LOVER69 
WAY better than baitzera!
2019-01-12 20:00
#68
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United States itso 
nice
2019-01-12 20:01
XDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-01-12 20:11
kkkk
2019-01-12 21:11
+1
2019-01-13 13:49
#61
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United Kingdom FAPPY17 
KRIMZ is so fucking amazing, probably one of the best players in CS history!!
2019-01-12 20:01
#83
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Denmark EU_LOVER69 
+1
2019-01-12 20:02
+1
2019-01-13 13:49
#124
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Bulgaria diyvof 
+1
2019-01-12 20:05
+1
2019-01-12 21:39
Calm down.. I can name you atleast 10 players that has a more impressive CS:GO history.
2019-01-13 05:00
#683
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Sweden ak1do 
+1
2019-01-14 10:34
#136
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1 love him and Xyp the most in cs go.
2019-01-12 20:07
very deserved despite criticism
2019-01-12 20:01
#31
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Ukraine ACTIONFENIX 
so fast
2019-01-12 20:00
writers are high too
2019-01-12 20:00
He carried fnatic the whole year
2019-01-12 20:00
#125
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Bulgaria diyvof 
+1
2019-01-12 20:05
#400
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Denmark TurboHenning 
Yeah, carried them to one tier 1 event win, wow so cool!
2019-01-13 00:17
And cold didn’t carry shit, still got #10. I assume you think that is wrong?
2019-01-13 03:44
#638
 | 
Denmark TurboHenning 
Yes.
2019-01-13 18:44
#522
 | 
Europe Cirro 
Twistzz also did carry Liquid which got to much more finals then fnatic and got obly 12 place. Imo Twistzz should be on 9 and krimz on 12
2019-01-13 11:56
#615
 | 
Denmark AndersR 
How did Twistzz carry when Naf played better than him?
2019-01-13 13:51
#618
 | 
Europe Cirro 
mostly only against ez opponents
2019-01-13 14:41
#648
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
Twistzz fell of in some important matches. He had pretty low lows and pretty low highs. He performed poorly in early 2018 and didn't quite play well enough to make up for it in the later parts of the year.
2019-01-14 08:53
#666
 | 
Europe Cirro 
and krimz did what to be 9th?
2019-01-14 09:31
#669
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
Read the article, then you'll know. He was considered as one of if not the best player in 4 entire months. If that doesn't get you a decent ranking then I don't know what will.
2019-01-14 10:09
+1
2019-01-13 13:49
#51
AdreN | 
Iran Owaxer 
Weird?
2019-01-12 20:01
overrated lmao only one mvp and #9
2019-01-12 20:01
#108
 | 
United Kingdom Hamshanks 
When you're a fan of rain and call someone else overrated
2019-01-12 20:04
rain didnt even deserve top20 this year, krimz is still overrated
2019-01-12 20:06
#146
 | 
United Kingdom Hamshanks 
How so? The only reason i can think of is maps?
2019-01-12 20:09
#225
 | 
Indonesia v1ctin 
He got 2 mvp's tho and not a single bad tournament
2019-01-12 20:45
#279
 | 
United States TeasinTrio 
+111111111111 omfg please marry me
2019-01-12 20:56
Great job, Freddy. It was a great year for him individually at least!
2019-01-12 20:01
Didn't expect that either
2019-01-12 20:01
#107
cold | 
Denmark zera! 
Twistzz>>>KRiMZ
2019-01-12 20:04
So fucking yes, a lot more
2019-01-12 20:10
#649
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
You might think twistzz is better than krimz but that doesn't change the fact that krimz played better overall this year.
2019-01-14 08:55
#665
cold | 
Denmark zera! 
KRiMZ is good, dont get me wrong, i just dont think he derserves top 10, not even 15
2019-01-14 09:30
#668
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
But you're making the same mistake as everyone else. This ranking is NOT based on how good a player can play but rather on how good they did play. Twistzz for instance had pretty low lows for most of the year. Krimzz had pretty high highs. As mentioned in the article he was putting up #1 player performances for 4 months and had a month or two more of good performance after the summer break.
2019-01-14 10:08
#131
 | 
Other awzaq 
real question is why gla1ve is higher than him
2019-01-12 20:07
#139
 | 
Spain eIskio 
+1
2019-01-12 20:08
#140
 | 
Denmark EU_LOVER69 
hltv.dk
2019-01-12 20:08
#650
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
that would be dust2.dk
2019-01-14 08:56
because of Danishltv lol
2019-01-12 20:25
Because gla1ve had a better year, simple as that.
2019-01-12 20:59
#316
 | 
Finland Rullakko 
Xyp no.13 btw
2019-01-12 21:37
#413
 | 
Other awzaq 
his team had but statwise he didnt, and not by a small margin i guess they are trying to value his stats as a supporting player in multiple rounds but it still feels wrong, specially comparing it to xpy9x
2019-01-13 01:25
That's not true, krimz has a 1.16 rating and gla1ve has 1.13. And gla1ve has almost double the amount of maps played, so his rating is worth more than krimz who only played 90 maps.
2019-01-13 02:07
#621
 | 
Other awzaq 
compare his impact and kpr with krimz
2019-01-13 15:49
Compare gla1ves 10 tournemant wins including a major as IGL and his EVPs .
2019-01-13 17:38
#630
 | 
Brazil SecondKS 
+10000000
2019-01-13 17:22
Why was KRIMZ the 9th best player of 2018? With an incredible start to the year, the first four months saw KRIMZ in the running for the No. 1 spot after EVP performances at the ELEAGUE Major, IEM Katowice, and DreamHack Masters Marseille, as well as an MVP-worthy level at WESG World Finals. Although he cooled off until the very end of 2018 comparatively, he still put up good performances for the rest of the year, always being one of fnatic's best players with ratings above the team's average at all 13 notable events they attended. The Swede finished off the year as the fourth-best fragger at the Big events (0.78 KPR) while dealing the third-most damage (85.0 ADR), which resulted in the ninth-highest rating at tournaments of such stature (1.16). Those numbers become even more impressive when considering only the most competitive tournaments of the year — the two Majors and the five Big events that featured all top-five teams at the time —, as KRIMZ played at all seven of them and performed even better there compared to his overall average, recording the sixth-highest 1.18 rating and earning four EVPs. KRIMZ belongs to one of the very best players of the seven most competitive events of 2018 He also rivaled the very best when it comes to impact on the outcome of rounds, averaging 1.07 kills in the rounds his team won, which ranks third highest among the top 20 players. However, despite the high individual impact and his peaks, the lack of more standout performances and a slight falloff in big-event playoffs matches (1.09 rating) meant that the ninth spot was as high as he could reach.
2019-01-12 20:10
+1
2019-01-12 22:03
Expected
2019-01-13 05:59
#393
D0cC | 
Germany tombeli 
+1
2019-01-12 23:51
+1
2019-01-12 20:18
#185
tarik | 
United States Unluko 
F5
2019-01-12 20:20
Its mental i dont even get it
2019-01-12 22:21
+1
2019-01-12 23:00
#389
 | 
Brazil SecondKS 
He were um top1 um first 4 mounths ir 2k18
2019-01-12 23:36
#404
World non 
his on the list cuz he has one of the highest avr kdr in the world..... he has way bether then both crapzero and twist and i dont know how guadrian came on thje list...
2019-01-13 00:37
#411
 | 
Norway sAvageOG 
maybe because hes one of best in the business but he have such a bad team?... team results doesnt mean that some1 is bad krimz is goat and deserve better
2019-01-13 01:13
#424
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
If you have watched him play, this is a very stupid question.
2019-01-13 02:13
cause he deserved
2019-01-13 02:44
#436
 | 
Sweden green_god 
They explain it in the article
2019-01-13 03:09
I guess because the impact he made when he was at top form during quite many months was huge enough.
2019-01-13 03:32
I totally agree. He never got many aces, didn't play much matches at all. Guardian, xp9x, rain needs to be top 7. Still rez, electronic, Chris J, Dupreeh, simple needs to be placed. Hltv.org is not doing right job
2019-01-13 05:32
#512
 | 
Brazil Felps364 
Wtf he didn’t deserved this at all
2019-01-13 10:27
#516
Xyp9x | 
Belgium f1ntch 
read article instead of comment
2019-01-13 10:49
#527
hooch | 
Slovakia EvErisT 
like nothing he should be 8.
2019-01-13 12:42
Top 8 8. Gla1ve 7. Naf 6.electronic 5. Magisk/dup 4. Dup/magik 3. Niko 2. Dev1ce 1. sample
2019-01-13 17:43
Krimz way too high on this list lmao what the fucc
2019-01-12 20:02
#89
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
baitzera too high
2019-01-12 20:02
+1 both didnt have much impact in 2018
2019-01-12 20:03
Impact rating of 1.17. You clearly go by feelings and not fact!
2019-01-13 03:47
+1
2019-01-12 21:12
+1
2019-01-12 23:00
#437
 | 
Sweden green_god 
+1
2019-01-13 03:11
Read the text and then type. Make this a habit so you don’t have to look this stupid again.
2019-01-12 20:43
#651
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
+1
2019-01-14 08:59
overrated
2019-01-12 20:00
++1 was unseen 3/4 of the year
2019-01-12 20:32
#653
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
1/3*
2019-01-14 09:00
#274
 | 
Iceland stlie 
nt ruski 3rd world
2019-01-12 20:53
3rd world Iceland
2019-01-12 21:12
+1
2019-01-13 19:37
+11
2019-01-12 23:00
#390
 | 
Brazil SecondKS 
0/8
2019-01-12 23:36
All you do on this page is bash on players, why so negative man?
2019-01-13 05:48
#631
 | 
Brazil SecondKS 
Never
2019-01-13 17:24
#6
ropz | 
Argentina rawe1337 
wat
2019-01-12 20:00
damn
2019-01-12 20:00
first
2019-01-12 20:00
#9
coldzera | 
Czech Republic M1kY28 
no way coldzera>krimz
2019-01-12 20:00
True, theres no way cold>krimz
2019-01-12 20:41
#355
 | 
United States DoverDemon 
+1
2019-01-12 22:36
Cold>krimz i are think
2019-01-13 00:40
#525
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Coldzera forgot to buy some burritos to bait with em :D
2019-01-13 12:25
#10
 | 
Ukraine Gunsor 
Expected
2019-01-12 20:00
LOL
2019-01-12 20:00
#12
 | 
Poland anton1oo 
gz
2019-01-12 20:00
#13
 | 
Netherlands bigchungus 
eee
2019-01-12 20:00
#14
 | 
Germany jonaslfdy 
expected
2019-01-12 20:00
#15
 | 
Poland Astoner55 
Damnnn
2019-01-12 20:00
gg
2019-01-12 20:00
expected and overrated
2019-01-12 20:07
#273
 | 
Iceland stlie 
nt brazil
2019-01-12 20:53
brazil? nt blinded Iceland
2019-01-12 20:54
#18
TaZ | 
Poland Ki11eRq 
expected
2019-01-12 20:00
#18
AdreN | 
Iran Owaxer 
eZ for ence
2019-01-12 20:00
#440
 | 
Sweden green_god 
Devve numba won
2019-01-13 03:13
#20
 | 
United Kingdom FAPPY17 
aga
2019-01-12 20:00
Well deserved!
2019-01-12 20:00
#22
 | 
Czech Republic eth1x 
Expected
2019-01-12 20:00
#272
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:53
EZ
2019-01-12 20:00
unexpectedly expected
2019-01-12 20:00
#25
s1mple | 
United Kingdom maxa_ 
ez
2019-01-12 20:00
#26
 | 
Romania LoganS1 
expected
2019-01-12 20:00
#271
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:52
rigged
2019-01-12 20:00
#270
 | 
Iceland stlie 
typic brazilian
2019-01-12 20:52
typic icelander, fan of no scene
2019-01-12 22:24
lets goo
2019-01-12 20:00
ahahahaha
2019-01-12 20:00
Noice
2019-01-12 20:00
#269
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:52
#32
 | 
Brazil 16|0 
expected
2019-01-12 20:00
#33
 | 
Spain elskio 
expected
2019-01-12 20:00
#267
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:52
wtf???
2019-01-12 20:00
#36
cold | 
Denmark zera! 
Noooo
2019-01-12 20:00
#37
 | 
Ukraine Sav1aN 
Expected
2019-01-12 20:00
#266
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:52
LOOOOOOOOOOOL what kind of bad joke is this, HLTV?
2019-01-12 20:00
braindamage? What who do u expected to be here instead of krimz?
2019-01-12 23:52
xyp ?
2019-01-13 01:04
xyp has much worse stats even though his team was slaughtering evryone
2019-01-13 01:29
Then s1mple will be #1
2019-01-13 01:29
No shit
2019-01-13 04:52
#39
 | 
Russia Qwerd 
Ez for krimz lol
2019-01-12 20:00
#41
 | 
Indonesia Joji6661 
Deserved
2019-01-12 20:00
#265
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:52
#44
apEX | 
United States penialar 
expected
2019-01-12 20:00
#264
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:51
#45
s1mple | 
United Kingdom 7JUAN7 
trash
2019-01-12 20:00
#263
 | 
Iceland stlie 
like a uk cs
2019-01-12 20:51
#623
s1mple | 
United Kingdom 7JUAN7 
yaa, look whos talking, iceland cs lol
2019-01-13 16:28
expected
2019-01-12 20:01
undeserved af lol
2019-01-12 20:01
#262
 | 
Iceland stlie 
nt danish noob
2019-01-12 20:51
Deserved.
2019-01-12 20:01
flag check out
2019-01-12 20:01
I am feeling thank
2019-01-12 20:02
#177
 | 
Other awzaq 
deserved
2019-01-12 20:18
nope. everyone who watched CS will say that he dont deserves be higher than Twistzz and Xyp9x
2019-01-12 20:19
#184
 | 
Other awzaq 
but i've watched CS and i dont say that, and neither does the writer of this article
2019-01-12 20:20
so opinion of noname from hltv more important that the opinion of hltv. Okay
2019-01-13 01:45
His stats says he does, and stats are objective while your bullshit opinion based on nothing but feelings isn’t worth anything.
2019-01-13 05:50
#654
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
10 bucks that the writers of these articles have watched way more cs than you have.
2019-01-14 09:05
Overrated tbh he is good but no enough for top9
2019-01-12 20:01
#179
 | 
Other awzaq 
yeah he would be top 4 if his team stayed at a high level like at the start of the year
2019-01-12 20:18
#330
 | 
Sweden Motc 
+1 god krimz
2019-01-12 21:53
#50
 | 
Serbia EKI.CS 
ez clap
2019-01-12 20:01
#52
 | 
Hungary MaXi ^_^ 
Finally got one lol
2019-01-12 20:01
on 7 points myself
2019-01-12 20:22
Expected
2019-01-12 20:01
ez l0l
2019-01-12 20:01
#56
 | 
North America Krafko_Retard 
twstzz + xyp9x < KRIMZ? OMEGALUUL
2019-01-12 20:01
#260
 | 
Iceland stlie 
fan of vp OMEGALUL
2019-01-12 20:51
guy from Iceland OMEGALUL LUL LMAO
2019-01-12 20:57
#331
 | 
Sweden Motc 
mentally challenged bcko xd
2019-01-12 21:54
#58
 | 
Sweden KatN1 
deserved, a lot better than cold
2019-01-12 20:01
way too high than what I expected
2019-01-12 20:01
#259
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:51
#60
 | 
Russia GramDEL 
Deserved AF P.S. Yay finally 🙌 took me 6 tries
2019-01-12 20:01
#99
AdreN | 
Iran Owaxer 
😕 BTW nt
2019-01-12 20:03
#507
 | 
Russia GramDEL 
Ty
2019-01-13 10:01
Electronic must to be on top 5 2018
2019-01-12 20:01
#63
 | 
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
FINALLY! EXPECTED! GRATZ SWEDISH GOD OF WAR!
2019-01-12 20:01
#258
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:50
#65
 | 
Czech Republic GODskar 
the best
2019-01-12 20:01
Deserved
2019-01-12 20:01
#257
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:50
#69
YEKINDAR | 
Albania lxxl2 
KRIMZ>Baitzera
2019-01-12 20:01
#256
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:50
Expected
2019-01-12 20:02
#255
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:50
Finally
2019-01-12 20:02
#254
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:50
#73
 | 
Belarus andryxa1337 
expected
2019-01-12 20:02
#253
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:50
EZ FOR KRIMZ
2019-01-12 20:02
#76
WARDELL | 
Switzerland LightV 
overrated
2019-01-12 20:02
+1
2019-01-12 20:02
-1
2019-01-12 20:03
-1
2019-01-12 20:23
#252
 | 
Iceland stlie 
swiss cs :D
2019-01-12 20:50
#282
 | 
United Kingdom Hamshanks 
-1
2019-01-12 20:58
#77
 | 
United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
HOW?
2019-01-12 20:02
#78
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
smh
2019-01-12 20:02
#79
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
just hltv, imho xyp9x, twistzz and guardian >> krimz
2019-01-12 20:02
This is why the ranking isn’t based on opinions, but on stats. So bullshit biased opionins like yours doesn’t matter.
2019-01-13 05:52
#655
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
Objective ranking > subjective ranking
2019-01-14 09:07
wow..
2019-01-12 20:02
#82
flusha | 
Poland MBT_yt 
Ez4krimz
2019-01-12 20:02
CHEATING FAKKOT'S WISH CAME TRUE!
2019-01-12 20:02
cheatin fakkot should just cheat it straight to top1 but he wont he needs to keep it 'real'
2019-01-12 20:12
I live in the land of superspeed internet and from the moment i clicked on this article til I entered it the amount of comments in here went from 4 to 30.
2019-01-12 20:02
#656
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
Can I have some 5G please?
2019-01-14 09:08
Haha of course my friend, but I think you have as quick internet as we do as of today. :)
2019-01-14 16:07
#697
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
Well.. The general population does. I don't. We can't get any more than 8/1 where I live.
2019-01-14 17:04
KRIMZ over Twistzz. Unbelieveble
2019-01-12 20:02
#249
 | 
Iceland stlie 
nt kangaroo
2019-01-12 20:49
This ranking is bullshit
2019-01-12 20:58
#441
 | 
Sweden green_god 
Both Twistzz and Xyp9x are definitely better than Krimz
2019-01-13 03:18
#657
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
Luckily this isn't a ranking on who the best player is but rather a ranking of who performed the best over a longer span of time. In this case krimz did since twistzz had pretty low lows. Xyp9x had great moments but otherwise average play.
2019-01-14 09:12
LOL. Its way much easier to have good stats with less matches. KRIMZ had good ratings playing only groupstage or falling earlier on the tournaments. 1 MVP at shit event and few EVPs. For me this ranking sucks
2019-01-13 10:16
Obv not easier since he's playing with 4 bots while Twistzz still got NAF and EliGE
2019-01-13 11:02
Lol? S1mple plays with 3 and still top1. This ranking sucks hard
2019-01-13 14:01
#658
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
Krimz top 1 for 4 months
2019-01-14 09:12
It’s the same every tear, somehow ppl seem to think it’s more valuable to have a peak at the second half of the year rather than the first. Short memory I guess.
2019-01-13 05:55
#659
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
+1
2019-01-14 09:13
swedish all times best <3
2019-01-12 20:02
#248
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:49
#93
 | 
Qatar FeelsDadMan 
deserved
2019-01-12 20:03
Expected
2019-01-12 20:03
#247
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:49
deserved
2019-01-12 20:03
#96
 | 
Hungary raffai 
Expected, where are u now haters
2019-01-12 20:03
#246
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:49
#442
 | 
Sweden green_god 
Out there, hating with intensity of a thousand burning suns.
2019-01-13 03:19
fnatic was so mediocre but he was so damn good
2019-01-12 20:03
overrated -krimz +coldzera
2019-01-12 20:03
Cold doesnt even deserve top20 at all.
2019-01-12 20:45
Okay now you're going too far. Cold should be at 12 Krimz shold be at 10
2019-01-12 22:02
#364
 | 
Sweden KatN1 
*cold top 20, s2mple top 2 and krimz top 1
2019-01-12 22:47
nice joke
2019-01-12 20:03
#103
 | 
Turkey StickyBomb 
snus power
2019-01-12 20:03
#245
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:48
#104
 | 
Europe Movee222 
krimz>coldzera but imo xypex should've been in front of him because astralis deserved 5 players in top 10 and fnatic missed so many big events
2019-01-12 20:03
#106
 | 
Sweden plikz 
should have been top5
2019-01-12 20:03
If he had a decent team yes
2019-01-12 20:04
#109
 | 
Brazil beckerzin 
undeserved, he is average top 16-17, wtf
2019-01-12 20:04
Underrated
2019-01-12 20:04
krimz <3 great year too bad shit team behind him
2019-01-12 20:04
+1
2019-01-12 20:04
#113
 | 
Poland rafcio39 
X D
2019-01-12 20:04
#114
 | 
Portugal Pfar 
Krimz at 9th ... what next? device 1st hahaha
2019-01-12 20:04
Not sure if bait or not but how the list have been so far just proves that S1mple will be #1 Good stats and been playing for the worse teams have given you high ranks and that is how a PLAYER ranking should work
2019-01-12 20:09
#154
 | 
Portugal Pfar 
In terms of raw skill the only player that can compete with s1mple is Niko. They're both from another planet. So this year s1mple has to be the #1, despite Astrashit dominance!
2019-01-12 20:11
Yes there is 99.99% chance that S1mple will be #1 the stats he have compared to device is to huge its a bigger gap between them two than any player in top 10 and device And NiKo have better stats than device aswell not much but still
2019-01-12 20:14
undeserved unexpected everything isnt stats
2019-01-12 20:04
#243
 | 
Iceland stlie 
0/8
2019-01-12 20:48
So what should matter? Your opinions?
2019-01-13 06:08
#116
 | 
Turkey Aybars1 
omg
2019-01-12 20:04
wha?
2019-01-12 20:04
ez PAPA KRIMZ I LOVE U <3
2019-01-12 20:04
expected expected
2019-01-12 20:05
#242
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:48
this list is a joke
2019-01-12 20:05
#126
 | 
Croatia iceyb 
HAHAHAHAHHAA
2019-01-12 20:06
#129
 | 
Germany Constikdw 
Legend, well deserved
2019-01-12 20:06
#240
 | 
Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:47
hahaha really ?
2019-01-12 20:06
#133
 | 
Europe trey_ 
deserved
2019-01-12 20:07
ahahahh / omegalul why not 5st ? HE god from snusland
2019-01-12 20:07
l0l deserved
2019-01-12 20:08
#239
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Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:47
deserved
2019-01-12 20:09
#237
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Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:47
Krimz is god alway been underrated 😬
2019-01-12 20:09
#143
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United States Venom_ 
Deserved
2019-01-12 20:09
#236
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Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:47
#144
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Deserved Clap for The Man
2019-01-12 20:09
100% deserved god krimz no doubt
2019-01-12 20:09
#234
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Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:47
LoL
2019-01-12 20:10
#148
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United Kingdom Hamshanks 
DESERVED
2019-01-12 20:10
#235
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Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:47
Undeserved Xyp9x>>>>> Twistzz>>>>
2019-01-12 20:10
Only Twistzz, Xyp9x bad rating compared to cold and the top 10
2019-01-12 20:13
its not only about ratings.. fnatic did 2 finals this year, astralis i'm too scared to look. it's a team game and obviously xyp contribuited to all those good tournaments for astralis
2019-01-13 01:07
#444
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Sweden green_god 
+1
2019-01-13 03:22
#660
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Denmark MeToxi 
A team game yeah, but an individual ranking.
2019-01-14 09:17
#164
s1 | 
Ukraine mple 
+999999999999999999999999999
2019-01-12 20:13
#443
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Sweden green_god 
+1
2019-01-13 03:21
#150
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Ukraine unbxrn 
unexpected and UNDESERVED
2019-01-12 20:10
#171
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Europe LowAlching 
+1
2019-01-12 20:15
#157
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Portugal Isaacovsky 
I can accept this better than, Xyp, Twistzz and Sunnny so low, and Oskar so high.
2019-01-12 20:12
#159
s1 | 
Ukraine mple 
Baitzera top 10 Botrimz top 9 wouldn't even be surprised to see ecolai and choko above s1mple at this point
2019-01-12 20:13
All you do on this forum is bash on players, why so much hate? Ranking is based on objective stats, clearly much better than your mega biased opinions. If anything these placing show that individual stats is more important than team results, this should make s1mple number 1. So why mad?
2019-01-13 06:53
#661
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Denmark MeToxi 
+1
2019-01-14 09:18
#629
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Brazil Mirekz 
s1mple is the biggest baiter in the history of csgo and he might rank at top 1 without winning anything this year, idk why you are complaining about cold being top 10
2019-01-13 17:09
lmaoooo
2019-01-12 20:13
wtf is this why is he so high ranked, lol nj hltv
2019-01-12 20:13
felt like coldzera still had a better year overall, but then again, krimz was more consistent. fair play to him
2019-01-12 20:13
Deserved. With good team ez top 5.
2019-01-12 20:13
Deserved, but cold > KRiMZ in this year
2019-01-12 20:14
Both same rating KRIMZ had a way higher peak KRIMZ won something big and was a big part of it coldzera farmed stats in shit events with top 30 teams and is playing in NA leauge
2019-01-12 20:16
deserved
2019-01-12 20:14
#233
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Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:47
He barely played big events
2019-01-12 20:15
deserved
2019-01-12 20:16
#232
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Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:47
#175
Hazard | 
Poland Az1m 
Xyp, Twistzz and Guardian > Krimz
2019-01-12 20:16
nice joke
2019-01-15 19:08
totally deserved. cryisfree
2019-01-12 20:17
#191
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
you pwnd me :D
2019-01-12 20:23
WHAT?????????
2019-01-12 20:19
Unexpected
2019-01-12 20:19
coldmegalulzera
2019-01-12 20:19
#186
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United States Roseberg 
deserved :) i m glad
2019-01-12 20:21
#231
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Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:46
finally <3 <3 deserved <3
2019-01-12 20:22
#230
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Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:46
#192
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
kkkkkkkkkkkkkk Krimz >> Coldzera and XYP9X???? NICE JOKE HLTV
2019-01-12 20:24
Clearly, similar stats to cold with better results. And much better stats than xyp. Why are so many here obsessed with player names over actual performance?
2019-01-13 06:55
cuz he's a mibr fan
2019-01-15 19:09
1. Device 2. S1MPLE 3. DUPREEH 4. Electronic 5. Gla1ve Top 5 for sure.
2019-01-12 20:25
lol. gla1ve is next and niko will be top 5, maybe even 3rd. naf and magisk will be 6/7 and s1mple will be 1st.
2019-01-13 00:03
#195
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Norway analpain1337 
Ex deserved
2019-01-12 20:26
Expected since this is a ranking including all 12 months of the year, not just the second half (i guess some people only take last months into consideration).
2019-01-12 20:26
By looking at the commens it seems like they look only at last 3 months maximum.
2019-01-13 10:04
Its always like that, majority of fans do that.
2019-01-14 06:48
#197
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Poland Kleigen 
Unexpected
2019-01-12 20:27
Krimz Will join MIBR -cold +krimz #makemibrgreAtagain
2019-01-12 20:27
#199
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El Salvador Sp1x 
People with recency bias wondering why krimz is so high up. Just look at his stats in big events, he always shows up.
2019-01-12 20:27
#628
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Brazil Mirekz 
its not recency bias its just that all the other players in the top 10 will have almost 2 times the amount of players played in big events than krimz did.
2019-01-13 17:08
#645
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El Salvador Sp1x 
People were complaining that Twistzz was robbed when he only started being sick in August-September. They think Cold is overrated when he was fairly consistent the entire year, despite mibr playing like shit.
2019-01-14 00:43
#662
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Denmark MeToxi 
+1
2019-01-14 09:20
#200
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Estonia Hondas 
Krimz > Cold LUL
2019-01-12 20:28
Deserved for sure, the best Swedish player atm.
2019-01-12 20:28
#202
ropz | 
Finland Sandels 
POG
2019-01-12 20:28
#203
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Russia infernal1 
Finally...
2019-01-12 20:30
Deserved for sure, congrats krimz
2019-01-12 20:30
played well in one or two big events = top 9 OMEGAKKKKKKK sure, krimz is better than twistzz, cold, guardian, oskar LUL
2019-01-12 20:30
Read again
2019-01-12 20:47
0 iq...maybe try reading the article
2019-01-12 21:58
hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7528/KRIM.. hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7528/KRIM.. Against cold , he has the same rating yet bigger KPR and Impact (since krimz didn't bait anyone) hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7528/KRIM..
2019-01-13 03:13
How about read the article and look at the stats? It all make sense. This is why HLTV isn’t based on your shitty biased opinions
2019-01-13 06:57
#206
s1mple | 
Ukraine Wok3r 
Very deserved
2019-01-12 20:31
#229
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Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:46
#207
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
expected & deserved
2019-01-12 20:31
#208
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Sweden freddew0w 
Well deserved. Keep it up king!
2019-01-12 20:32
#210
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Turkey i_am_am 
deserved..best swedish player honestly
2019-01-12 20:33
#228
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Iceland stlie 
+1
2019-01-12 20:46
#211
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United States vaccineCS 
krimz>twistzz?
2019-01-12 20:33
Yes, over the whole year! Why does so many here think the second half of the year matters more, really have such a poor memory?
2019-01-13 06:58
undeserved
2019-01-12 20:35
+1, hate to say it but xyp9x>krimz
2019-01-12 22:47
numbers doesn't care about opinions so Krimz > xyp9x
2019-01-15 19:11
#214
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Brazil Mutoco 
Oh my god Krimz > coldzera
2019-01-12 20:35
#216
SPUNJ | 
Europe vsebush 
krimz top 1 2019
2019-01-12 20:38
LOL
2019-01-12 20:40
who the fck is that?
2019-01-12 20:41
#219
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Germany liddeb0b 
krimz is a beast!
2019-01-12 20:41
#221
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Poland ruhoks 
yyyy what XD
2019-01-12 20:42
wtf no way gla1ve > krimz
2019-01-12 20:44
#290
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
IGL of the best team in the world with a rating of 1.14, not to mention his many EVP awards for the year. Stop being a blind twat.
2019-01-12 21:01
#320
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
8 evps
2019-01-12 21:38
#227
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France xkillua 
i don't understund so there is no Flusha & JW in top 20 & there is Krimz ?
2019-01-12 20:46
#319
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
why would flusha and jw be on the list lmao
2019-01-12 21:38
#327
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France xkillua 
why not, they played same team & Krimz didn't win anything without them, i mean for me no one of Fnatic deserve to be in TOP 20 even if i'm Fnatic fan maybe Krimz #20 #18 but not #9 wtf cause i'm not happy of what they did this year so far
2019-01-12 21:52
#332
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
you literally have an article in front of you explaining why he is the #9 best player in the world and your argument for the others are 'they played same team & Krimz didn't win anything without them' hltv.org/stats/players/compare/3055/flus.. hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7528/KRIM..
2019-01-12 21:54
why tf are Cold and Krimz so high up on the list
2019-01-12 20:47
#244
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Brazil ftf123 
Glaive is a smoke hack, krimz and cold are better, he got raped by flusha in 1x1
2019-01-12 20:48
well deserved
2019-01-12 20:49
1.03 rating in past 3 months fnatic didn’t won a shit from IEM(WESG and PGL tier999) nice list hltv shits Twistz,Guardian>>>>>>>>Krimz
2019-01-12 20:51
#278
oskarJ | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
that's the reason twistzz is twelfth and krimz ninth ITS NOT A RANKING BASED ON THE LAST 3 MONTHS
2019-01-12 20:56
Yep god in first 4 months good in the next 4 and literally bot in the last 4=top9 ok 10 iq dog
2019-01-12 20:58
#289
oskarJ | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
1.18 rating overall, you don't get it 5 iq dog?
2019-01-12 21:00
And Twitzz was bot the first 6months, but somehow that doesn’t matter to you? You are so biased! Look at the stats, Krimz was better over the whole year!
2019-01-13 07:01
Lmao you’ll never support a team/player if you are a good bettor.Supporting teams can mean wrong decisions in betting so i don’t support anyone i’m just subjective in my opinion Xyp is not better than Krimz,Baitzera for sure isn’t but Guardian and Twistz imo>Krimz,Baitzera or atleast Baitzera for sure no doubt.
2019-01-13 10:00
Just stop, youre making fool of yourself
2019-01-13 10:08
Stfu poor Lithuanian i make in 1 week more than you make in 1 year gtfo
2019-01-13 10:38
And all that money you get still doesnt make you any less retarded. Yikes
2019-01-13 13:58
I didn’t say a word about betting. You may have your opinion, but objectively, based on stats, Krimz was better than twistz and guardian. Twistz didn’t do much at all for the first 6months. I think you for some reason consider second half of the year more important than the first, maybe because you remember it better?
2019-01-13 12:04
This can be true aswell because in the first half on focused on dota bets xDDD yep maybe you are right but if we count just stats than Krimz>>>>>>gla1ve so this rank is based on what?If we count just stats xyp is not even top20 even if he is so important in Astralis.
2019-01-13 12:23
Stats + MVP/EVP. Glave has a bunch more MVP/EVP, that is how he beats Krimz. Same with Xyp9x position.
2019-01-13 13:13
#663
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Denmark MeToxi 
Also worth mentioning that MVPs and EVPs is solid representation of when a player had excellent performances which is why they both are considered so heavily.
2019-01-14 09:26
#268
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Brazil MARSH4LL 
Deserved and expectad KRiMZ>>>>>>>>>>>>>Baitzera
2019-01-12 20:52
#275
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France Leskines 
Deserved gj +
2019-01-12 20:54
UNEXPECTED
2019-01-12 20:55
#280
WolfY | 
Russia TheMall 
well done. krimz really deserve it
2019-01-12 20:57
#286
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
Way too high for my liking but not surprised.
2019-01-12 20:59
#291
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Portugal vt_ 
ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
2019-01-12 21:02
xyp not higher than these players is just laughable. the impact he had was priceless
2019-01-12 21:03
#318
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
but then you remember that xyp9x has the lowest impact rating on astralis
2019-01-12 21:38
#664
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Denmark MeToxi 
well, he had 0.94 impact rating. He had great clutches but besides that he had barely any impact
2019-01-14 09:29
deserved for the best player in fnatic
2019-01-12 21:05
#295
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Sweden pend3x1g 
Legend
2019-01-12 21:05
#296
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Finland Siika 
what? XDDD seriousli? XDDDD
2019-01-12 21:08
#297
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Brazil marcovsk 
Totally rigged.... yes or ofc?
2019-01-12 21:10
Based on objective stats, not shitty biased opinions like yours.
2019-01-13 07:03
KRIIIMZZZ MA BOIIII <33
2019-01-12 21:10
device / dupreeh / gla1ve / Magisk s1mple / electronic NiKo NAF or olofm
2019-01-12 21:14
#303
Striker | 
Europe Khaz1 
??? Idk what HLTV smoking, but pls send me bit of this stuff, looks pretty strong
2019-01-12 21:13
what an absolute beast
2019-01-12 21:17
undeserved, even though I hate astralis more than any other team, xyp is BY FAR better than krimz, but you knoww HLTV only care about stats, xyp>krimz
2019-01-12 22:46
#670
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Denmark MeToxi 
I'm just glad that they don't care about your obviously biased opinion.
2019-01-14 10:11
biased? I'm gonna tell you something, I HATE Astralis but if they really think that KRIMZ is better than xyp then they are retarded
2019-01-14 10:25
#677
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Denmark MeToxi 
And how much time did you spent watching matches in 2018, looking through every stat there is, also those they don't show on HLTV and calculate on their own? 2 hours? Not enough to make an unbiased opinion.
2019-01-14 10:26
I watch every tournament, every match (not online) KRIMZ is the best player in his team ofc, but does he deserve top10? nope
2019-01-14 10:28
#680
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Denmark MeToxi 
You're doing it again. Basing it solely on your experience and your perception of how things go down. That is and will always be a subjective biased way to rank people.
2019-01-14 10:29
again I'm not biased, how the fuck can I be biased if I hate astralis and all their players? But then again HLTV'S rankings has always been pure bullshit so
2019-01-14 10:31
#684
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Denmark MeToxi 
Do you even know what bias mean? Every human individual have their own way of perceiving things. Though they often is very similar to each other, there'll always be differences. When you say that you've watched every single match, great! Did you take notes on each one of them? If no then your opinion will suffer from recency bias. It doesn't matter if you hate astralis, that will certainly NOT make you unbiased at all. What will matter is that you will always have an opinion, a standpoint, a lifestory that will influence your decisions and way of thinking. This will no matter what be a bias influence. It would also help if you actually understood what we're ranking here. This is not a ranking of the best player in the world. This is a ranking of the player who performed the best over a longer span of time (2018). That leads us to stats, MVPs and EVPs. Unlike you, Petar and Striker take notes in every big event because they need those notes to decide MVPs and EVPs. Then when using the MVPs and EVPs in their ranking i recon they'll look at each MVP and EVP medal they've given and how close those races were or how dominating they were. They don't do as every HLTV user does. They don't follow their instinct and rank players within 1 hour. Sure, they'll probably put up a quick list and then change the positions while doing their research. One thing is sure: You have recency bias, HLTV does not. You have personal experience and perception bias, HLTV does not. You have spent less time watching matches, looking through stats and such, HLTV have more. So tell me again. Why is your opinion more valid?
2019-01-14 10:43
because hltv only relies on stats and not by the player's gamesense and how they win rounds etc. For example, let's say it's fnatic vs astralis, krimz get 30 frags and xyp gets 20, how many of those 30 frags are impact frags? 15 of those kills might've been eco frags/exit frags which is NOT impact frags, while those 20 kills mightve been more impactful. It's not about frags, it's about how you play the game and how you do the correct plays. Who is the more valuable player in terms of impactful frags and clutches, xyp or krimz? Xyp9x by far. Who is the better fragger? Krimz ofc, but does that mean he's automatically a better player than Xyp9x? No it doesn't, it's not about how many kills you get, it's about how many deaths you avoid.
2019-01-14 10:54
#687
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Denmark MeToxi 
Which is why they rely on MVPs and EVPs. How do you think MSL became MVP at stockholm? They watched every match at the event and decided that he had the most impact. They watch every match of every big events, give MVPs and EVPs based on that and then later look back to those MVPs and EVPs to decide the top 20 ranking. Again, unbiased, stats and fair. Somehow I still don't see any scenario where your personal opinion is any better than this?
2019-01-14 10:58
There you have it, hltv relies on stats which is stupid and that's why I think that xyp9x is a better player than krimz in terms of gamesense, how you avoid deaths and how you win rounds and not taking a weird angle where the ct/t can easily spot you and 1shot you with any weapon. Why do you think xyp9x is so good at clutching? Is it because he's like s1mple and can outaim everyone and win a 1v4 just like that? No, he's good at clutching because he knows how to play clutch situations, gamesense>stats every fucking day. Aside from his gamesense, xyp is a good fragger too.
2019-01-14 11:06
#690
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Denmark MeToxi 
So basically you'll just ignore anything I say? THEY. ARE. WATCHING. EVERY. MATCH HOW. IS. YOUR. OPINION (UNDERLINED). ANY. MORE. QUALIFIED. THAN. THEIRS? 1. HLTV is using stats a lot. And even though a lot of experts think it isn't the most correct ranking, they all agree on one thing. There just simply isn't any better way to do it. 2. That said, your OPINION isn't a valid arguing point for why xyp9x is better. 3. Xyp9x has great gamesense, I agree with that much, but you are completely disregarding the other facts. Xyp9x is worse in every other compartment. Things such as Entries, ADR and Multikills. Stats as you'd say with disgust. Stats unlike you is UNBIASED and CONCLUSIVE. They'll always be right. You can't just pick and chose the facts that fits your OPINION. If you wanna be relevant then you'll have to look at everything and include everything in your explanations. Kinda like HLTV is doing.
2019-01-14 11:16
maybe because xyp9x isn't supposed to entryfrag? Incase you didn't know, there are some roles: support, entryfragger, awper, in game leader. And xyp isn't really their entryfragger so ofc he's worse at it
2019-01-14 11:19
#692
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Denmark MeToxi 
Exactly! The ranking isn't supposed to care about roles. The star players is supposed to rank higher than support players, Krimz is supposed to rank higher than xyp9x because of the role he plays. And he did fulfill his task well enough to do that. Xyp9x just performed his task so well that he managed to get on the top 20 anyways even though he isn't supposed to! Why is it so difficult for everyone to actually notice that. Every player is treated as if they were in the exact same situation.
2019-01-14 11:23
#693
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Denmark MeToxi 
twitter.com/Tgwri1s/status/1084778334159.. Try reading this. Maybe this will help you understand
2019-01-14 13:09
I can see, ofc I'm not mad about this ranking system, all I'm saying is that I don't agree with their rankings. KRIMZ was a god in the first months of 2018, then he slumped for some time and came back. Only problem was that fnatic finished like 6-8th place or worse at big events (except katowice) therefore KRIMZ couldn't prove himself more, I mean if they went to the semis or something.
2019-01-14 15:28
#698
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Denmark MeToxi 
Krimz attended the 7 biggest events this year in terms of teams attending and is one of the highest rated at these 7 tournaments combined (6th). And yes, he did make playoffs in most of them, Semi's and final in a few.
2019-01-14 17:10
just don't waste your time, people like that guy believe the earth is flat.
2019-01-15 19:18
#689
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Denmark MeToxi 
Just for reference: From 5-ish they start talking about MVPs and how they're decided. youtube.com/watch?v=fKdGYO0RpKI
2019-01-14 11:06
+ have you seen the player im a fan of? one of the most overrated players according to lotta people
2019-01-14 10:26
#678
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Denmark MeToxi 
I don't resort to overrated, underrated shit. I resort to facts unlike most of HLTV. Just because you think xyp9x is the better of the two it doesn't make it correct.
2019-01-14 10:28
#305
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Brazil Collee 
Srsly? 94 maps in big events, when other players have 140~160. Shouldn't be ranked so high. Everyone at least from xyp9x to coldzera should be above him
2019-01-12 21:18
+1
2019-01-14 10:29
#306
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
”Those numbers become even more impressive when considering only the most competitive tournaments of the year — the two Majors and the five Big events that featured all top-five teams at the time —, as KRIMZ played at all seven of them and performed even better there compared to his overall average, recording the sixth-highest 1.18 rating and earning four EVPs." People still complain about his 9th place...
2019-01-12 21:19
#309
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Brazil Collee 
maybe because he played 94 big event maps when others have 150+
2019-01-12 21:21
More than enough to give out a legit rank
2019-01-12 21:27
#671
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Denmark MeToxi 
especially considering that he was the 6th highest rated player if only considering the 7 biggest tournaments of the year.
2019-01-14 10:13
LOL shitty top xD
2019-01-12 21:20
#315
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Europe HyperCreep 
then why are you here? if here shit tops
2019-01-12 21:36
legend! well deserved.
2019-01-12 21:22
#311
pancc | 
Brazil eWd 
hahaha, krimz>xyp9x/coldzera? so funny
2019-01-12 21:26
#313
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Shouldn't be above Twistzz imo
2019-01-12 21:29
#314
k1to | 
Russia AttackeN 
putting krimz over TWISTZZZ HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2019-01-12 21:30
#317
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
yeah twistzz wasnt a top 3 player at his peak this year but krimz was
2019-01-12 21:37
retard he was carrieng his team before naf !!! while shitting on krimz retard !! please watch the demos
2019-01-12 21:57
#349
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
please watch the demos lmao
2019-01-12 22:24
why is it funny ? people watch demos uk cs !!! maybe in uk u guys are not watching demos and thats why yall suck !!! i personally watched like 10+ twistzz demos cuz he plays my position !! again nothing funny about watching demos noob
2019-01-13 07:38
#534
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
it doesnt make him better
2019-01-13 12:54
Why do you only remember the second half of the tear? It’s like this every year. Ppl whine when guys who destroyed first half gets on the list.
2019-01-13 07:32
#322
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
LOL, I'm sure there is a mistake. it' #19 , not #9 RIGHT?
2019-01-12 21:43
Lul
2019-01-12 21:43
#325
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Portugal haze_csgod 
Hahahaha he did nothing after Marseille, what a joke.
2019-01-12 21:45
+1
2019-01-12 22:44
#326
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China yry666233 
WOW Now i begin to question what shit is really behind this site 0/10
2019-01-12 21:48
#329
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Sweden wyv0 
Deserved
2019-01-12 21:53
#335
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Europe TheDexi256 
HAHAHAH THAT RANKING
2019-01-12 22:01
KRiMZ > Coldzera same topic as Fabian Schär > Virgil Van Dijk :D trash ranking.
2019-01-12 22:06
+1
2019-01-12 22:44
Coldzera's football equivalent is Dejan Lovren, not Virgil van Dijk.
2019-01-13 03:05
Krimz over twistzz lol? Wtf is hltv smoking?
2019-01-12 22:07
too high maybe top 15 deserved
2019-01-12 22:13
#342
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Finland spin-o 
I doubt Brollan will best sergej but nt
2019-01-12 22:16
#344
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
well deserved. he played great the first 6 months of 2018
2019-01-12 22:18
LOL hltv users do not remember 1st half of the year,but only judges last few months as twistzz higher of something. Twistzz was an average player but shined a bit recently, but KRIMZ dominated the early months.
2019-01-12 22:19
This. Krimz was 2nd best player in the world after s1mple for the first 4 months of 2018 based on won events maybe even the best because s1mple played awesome but didn't win shit in first third of a year. Judging only by this KRIMZ fully deserves #9 spot.
2019-01-12 22:54
+1
2019-01-13 07:15
#351
HUNDEN | 
Other ToRu 
krimz over Cold, Twitz and xyp9x LMAO
2019-01-12 22:33
What cold did this year lmao? Farming stats on tier 3 events and winning tier 3 ZOTAC ShitCup? Krimz won tier 1 Katowice and tier 1,5-2 WESG.
2019-01-12 22:56
#352
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
96 maps played. Thats a third less than anyone else on this list. Total bullshit. Overrated player hltv top 20 meaningless now
2019-01-12 22:34
yupp, how the fuck is he over coldzera and xyp lol
2019-01-12 22:44
what a joke hahaha
2019-01-12 22:35
EZ
2019-01-12 22:36
#356
cyx | 
Europe jujin_Ss 
krimz had not died in 2015 ? ...
2019-01-12 22:38
krimzgod
2019-01-12 22:43
wait is this a fucking joke? krimz over coldzera and xyp? hahahahahahah what a fucking joke
2019-01-12 22:43
is it 2015?
2019-01-12 22:49
Overrated omg. Flusha was better. xD He clushed 2 important rounds at Katowice.
2019-01-12 22:49
2 rounds godlike round and being total shit for the rest of a year < being basically top2 player for the first third of a year
2019-01-12 22:59
I don't remember a good clutch of Krimz this year.
2019-01-12 23:07
So in your view, one good clutch while going 19-20 on the map is more important than going 40-20 on the same map? Clutches are highlights, but consistency is more important to actually win games.
2019-01-13 07:37
#370
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Poland b7ack0ut 
ok
2019-01-12 22:56
Nice big bad bald ♡
2019-01-12 22:59
oh my +1
2019-01-12 23:02
#377
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Argentina windblows 
unexpected and a bad joke, classic hltv ranking
2019-01-12 23:05
And people thought he was like #16 from some fake and inaccurate 'leaked' list in a tweet
2019-01-12 23:11
Look at the size of this bald head kkkkkkkkkk
2019-01-12 23:14
#381
AdreN | 
Russia Sonfire 
Krimzz > olof haaHAA
2019-01-12 23:15
Jesus the low IQ of HLTV users shines in all these ranking news. People see the ranking and complain without reading the article or considering that its based on the whole year. Learn to read you low attention span children.
2019-01-12 23:18
+1
2019-01-12 23:26
#405
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Slovakia Denysis 
+1
2019-01-13 00:39
#672
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Denmark MeToxi 
+1
2019-01-14 10:18
#384
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Finland lasarus 
Wtf how is Gla1ve > KRIMZ??? This list is supposed to be about best players, not best teams smh my head...
2019-01-12 23:18
#385
NAF | 
United States Raptorial 
2019-01-12 23:24
#401
k1to | 
Russia AttackeN 
how they decieded to give krimz #9? prntscr.com/m6fav8 just chek it, its bullshit top20 lol
2019-01-13 00:25
#402
NAF | 
United States Raptorial 
True
2019-01-13 00:24
this whole top20 is a joke
2019-01-13 03:08
#478
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Europe p1peb0mb 
did you forgot to see first half of they year?also krimz has advatage in all important stats except headshot% and in opening kills they are tied.
2019-01-13 06:18
Ok kid, now filter to “big events” instead on “all maps” no one cares that twistzz could farm noob teams in NA leagues. Big events is what matters, and Krimz destroys twistzz there!
2019-01-13 07:40
Krimz has a 1.16 rating with only 90 maps, gla1ve has 1.13 with almost double the amount of maps. Also krimz has gotten good ratings in events like WESG against tier 10 teams.
2019-01-13 03:41
wesg is not counted in big events
2019-01-13 05:47
God tier player, 100% deserved.
2019-01-12 23:26
#388
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Austria TwiRLY 
Well deserved.
2019-01-12 23:35
#391
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Brazil SecondKS 
Well deserved, he is beast!
2019-01-12 23:38
#392
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World h3lltv 
bullshit
2019-01-12 23:46
#394
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Brazil boringDude 
lol I just said Krimz would be above Cold at #9
2019-01-12 23:52
#397
NiKo | 
Czech Republic Ksfilip 
NAF #8
2019-01-12 23:54
God krimz
2019-01-13 00:03
totally deserved :) grats freddy
2019-01-13 00:31
lmao this top20 is a fucking joke
2019-01-13 00:56
#430
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Turkey Mertcursed 
Legend
2019-01-13 02:49
Why? Because it’s not based on your bullshit biased opinions?
2019-01-13 07:42
ferGOD#1
2019-01-13 01:17
4 players in top 9. Congrats Astralis
2019-01-13 01:31
#418
shox | 
Slovakia TreeMan 
9x2 and we can talk
2019-01-13 01:44
very deserved, unlike coldzera got that undeserved 10 spot LUL
2019-01-13 02:04
+1, cold should be higher, at least #5
2019-01-13 02:56
Astralis overrated Cold should be atleast #5 We have found the retard! You´re from brazil arent ya?
2019-01-13 03:48
im actually danish and hate astralis because i used to root for them and then niko exposed their cheating. so yeah, they are overrated because the only reason they are winning is because they are cheating
2019-01-13 05:03
#675
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Denmark MeToxi 
ahahahah. NiKo didn't expose shit because there is nothing to expose. He just couldn't take being humiliated like that and unable to win majors so he had to blame something for him losing. He's lucky that it didn't cost him his career. The comment he made was subtle and he did apologize-ish so he managed to save his career I guess.
2019-01-14 10:25
So cold with worse stats and no wins should be higher, but Krimz with better stats and a big win should be ranked lower? Do you even think before you talk?
2019-01-13 07:46
#626
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Brazil Mirekz 
what do you mean worst stats? they both had 1.16 rating and krimz played 50 less maps at big events than cold
2019-01-13 17:03
Yeah, their stats are very similar, it’s true. But Krimz has a top tier win as well. Nothing objective would put Cold over Krimz, they are very close though, but this guy thinks Krimz should be ranked worse and Cold should be 5, that is just stupid.
2019-01-13 17:45
cold should be in top 999 player this year LUL
2019-01-13 08:02
#627
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Brazil Mirekz 
both krimz and coldzera had the same rating at big events, but krimz played 50 less maps at big events than cold, idk why you think that krimz deserved it and coldzera didn't
2019-01-13 17:04
#422
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Finland EdiEz 
nice
2019-01-13 02:06
#428
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Turkey Mertcursed 
He's legend
2019-01-13 02:36
Legendo
2019-01-13 03:02
#438
n0thing | 
United Kingdom v0x1k 
expected
2019-01-13 03:12
#448
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North America VassWood 
Wait ummm... KRIMZ > GuardiaN?? Im not a fan of either but ok...
2019-01-13 03:39
#449
KRIMZ | 
Poland deolic 
deserved <3 could be better though
2019-01-13 03:39
? then device no.1😕
2019-01-13 03:43
Not deserved :/
2019-01-13 03:49
congratz Krimz you are a legend.
2019-01-13 03:58
#458
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China R1KKA233 
s1mple top1 plz
2019-01-13 04:04
deserved anyone who says undeserved only follows the hype and doesn't understand jack shit about counter-strike or competitive games in general
2019-01-13 04:47
that's what a i say too, some people's just comments and don't read why he is placed 9th.
2019-01-13 18:14
#463
ANGE1 | 
Russia ultnie 
To all of those who complain about KRIMZ > Twistzz, cold, Guardian and Xyp9x. First of all, he was a god at the beginning of the year. Secondly, he was consistent af even with his team losing. And last, but not least, list is not about fragmovies entries, ffs, being consistent throughout the whole year a lot harder than make an awesome ace or clutch here or there because it's often momentum based and partly done by opponents doing mistakes. He has same situation as Twistzz, being a god only part of the year, but he won something at that time and peaked a lot higher. And as far as I know, we don't take an online results here (especially the american EPL, where there's couple of good teams and bunch of punchbags).
2019-01-13 04:53
if u want to take team achievments into account then in just that twistz destroys krimz so really counting a championship win as a reason for krimz being above twistzz is stupid. but yeah i agree with everything else u said
2019-01-13 05:12
#476
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Europe p1peb0mb 
getting mvp/evps are individual achievement. winning events and going deep in tournament are not.in that case twistzz and krimz are close but krimz's was more impressive since he got 5 mvp/evps from 6 playoffs while twistzz got 6 from 13+ semis.
2019-01-13 06:14
#504
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Indonesia FinZzz 
note to mention as well is that on fnatic, it is mostly krimz who stands out with the help of flusha (back when theres no brollan and twist) and in liquid well you got naf, elige. Both mvp worthy contenders as well
2019-01-13 09:37
#515
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Europe p1peb0mb 
also flusha stole kato mvp from krimz.if krimz had got that,he could have top 8.
2019-01-13 10:39
1. S1mple 2. dev1ce 3. Magick 4. Electronic 5. Dupreeh 6. NAF 7. Niko 8. Gla1ve
2019-01-13 04:56
#496
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Brazil MatheusP 
Magisk better than NiKo, NAF and Electronic?? Really bro?! LUL
2019-01-13 08:05
expected
2019-01-13 06:18
Expected. Gla1ve next.
2019-01-13 06:37
no tarik?? Lul boston major mvp doesnt have atleast top 20 lul
2019-01-13 07:06
Undeserved Overrated Unexpected
2019-01-13 07:07
NICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . JOKE.
2019-01-13 08:10
#500
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India SumitRana22 
this person should not be included in top30 top40 list, so useless player, soon to be sacked by fnatic very disappointed in you hltv
2019-01-13 08:24
0/8
2019-01-13 08:32
#503
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Indonesia FinZzz 
He is truly an underrated player imo. Back then when fnatic was so dominant, he was a big part as to why. That olof and krimz combo at the B side is untouchable. Krimz seems to always gets things his way and able to clutch rounds easily. Feels good to see a legend back at the top form again after quite a while.
2019-01-13 09:35
#605
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Korea ItsMeNow19 
Tolol
2019-01-13 13:11
Krimz so gooooood
2019-01-13 09:53
expected
2019-01-13 10:10
Most useless rating ever
2019-01-13 10:37
man thses guys cant kill shit and arguing on device and simple..... my 1st and last hltv post.
2019-01-13 10:57
krimz <3
2019-01-13 11:50
#526
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
deserved
2019-01-13 12:27
I am bold, therefore I am getting stronger
2019-01-13 13:16
@removed
2019-01-13 13:22
#610
NEO | 
Poland JCdenton 
Respect
2019-01-13 13:32
GOD
2019-01-13 13:49
Respect for this bald legend, he deserves more.
2019-01-13 15:14
#622
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Denmark KATTENxD 
bullshit
2019-01-13 16:08
obviously way better than xyp9x but some retards that dont understand CS is a team game still dare to say otherwise, he is and has always been better even having better stats when astralis is dominating while fnatic were bad most of the year, people saying xyp9x is better than krimz are the same tard saying dev1ce is better than S1mple
2019-01-13 16:52
Higher than Xyp9x and coldzera? Unexpected
2019-01-13 16:59
#635
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Brazil Hozuky 
No Way
2019-01-13 17:53
#637
woxic | 
Turkey c0irain 
expected. maybe could #6 or #7
2019-01-13 18:17
#639
s1 | 
Ukraine mple 
The only way HLTV can make up for this terrible list so far is to assemble the top 5 in this order: 5. Dupreeh/Magisk 4. electronic 3. device 2. NiKo 1. s1mple
2019-01-13 18:46
Alarm Alarm get a DOCTOR to this kid, he chooses with the heart and not with what the reality is ,, you have to watch out for if you are a gambler ,,,, you will loser the reast off your life,,,are you a gambler ?
2019-01-13 19:26
#642
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
ez for krimz
2019-01-13 20:08
So many stupid comments.... WELL DESERVED krimz ! 2nd best player for 4 months, then still consistently good despite all Fnatic's roaster changes.
2019-01-13 21:21
#644
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United Kingdom suge 
krimz has been class this year smart player with great aim hope he has a good 2019
2019-01-13 22:14
Krimz over twistzz over xyp9x
2019-01-14 08:59
#667
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
LUL so overrated
2019-01-14 09:54
#686
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Sweden Zolity 
Deserved 100 percent
2019-01-14 10:54
krimz > xyp? ROFL
2019-01-14 16:03
#699
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Sweden Zolity 
krimz has been insane if u didn't know
2019-01-14 19:12
#701
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Brazil Fallenzera 
Hltv users has some difficulties to separate team achievments than indivudals performances
2019-01-15 16:16
#702
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Sweden Zolity 
+1
2019-01-15 16:29
Opinion of a fan LOL
2019-01-17 11:03
#708
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Sweden Zolity 
Is fallenzera a fan? lmao
2019-01-17 13:55
#709
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Turkey xantaclaus 
Krimz strong
2019-01-18 05:16
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