Top 20 players of 2018: gla1ve (8)

Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander secured the eighth spot in the Top 20 players of 2018 list, powered by EGB.com, in large thanks to his great playoff showings throughout the year.

Top 20 Players of 2018: Introduction

gla1ve started competing in Counter-Strike as a teenager in Source, the more popular version of the game in Denmark. His first notable results came as the game's cycle was coming to an end in 2011-2012, placing third at CPH Games 2012 and winning a few small tournaments while playing alongside Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen. He made the switch to CS:GO when the game came out and continued playing with his in-game leader from Source, now representing CPH Wolves. The all-Danish team won a local LAN, NetPartyFyn, and then the Danish qualifier for DreamHack Winter 2012, looking like the best team in the country early on.

"I became somewhat aware of my talent at a fairly young age as a large part of the CS:Source scene called me a cheater. It was frustrating, but I also had to tell myself that it meant they thought I was playing really well and did something many others couldn't do without cheating. I think that almost every clean player who's been accused of cheating by top players has reached a certain level, and for me, it was a major pat on my shoulder that some of the great players I looked up to thought I was that good. When you've been through something like that for no reason, you also learn to not judge people and draw negative conclusions about others too fast.

"Having played football at a fairly high level as a young player, I also know talent is one thing, but to make it you need to take yourself seriously and you need to dedicate yourself to whatever you do. I think I have always felt I could become a good player, but making it a career and making a living out of what you love to do every day is something that you don't really focus on too much. You work to become better every day, not to make money. At least that's my approach."

As 2013 came around, gla1ve made the switch to Anexis, who would later become Western Wolves, a team that racked up some solid results in the NiP era: second place at Mad Catz Vienna, second place at CPH Games 2013, and third place at Mad Catz Birmingham. gla1ve wouldn't end up sticking around for long, as he got his marching orders and joined up with n!faculty before first CS:GO Major, DreamHack Winter 2013.

gla1ve cheering with a ratchet at Mad Catz Vienna, where his team Anexis would finish second to NiP

After a stint with 3DMAX, gla1ve returned to CPH Wolves, attending two Majors under the organization, ESL One Cologne 2014 and DreamHack Winter 2014. At both the Majors and the few LANs they attended in between, CPH Wolves didn't have great results, and gla1ve was playing very poorly individually, averaging a 0.89 rating over five tournaments. Moreover, a fallout that happened between gla1ve and the team's AWPer Nicolaj "Nico" Jensen at a Danish LAN event saw the 18-year-old in-game leader removed from the team at the end of 2014.

"I think it was a mix of a lot of different factors including my own mental state, the surroundings, and lack of balance in the team and outside [that led to poor form]. I think times like that are important for any professional to grow and to set things in perspective. If you can take it in and learn from times like that, you become better at recognizing the small things and adjust before you end up in the same situation. Being upfront with my teammates and being able to voice your concerns before they become frustrations is key to grow as a group."

The in-game leader struggled individually while calling the shots for CPH Wolves in 2014

There wasn't much going on in 2015, as gla1ve only attended two notable events, Copenhagen Games and the ESL One Katowice Main Qualifier, coming back into the swing of thing in 2016 with his third run in the CPH Wolves jersey.

"I actually took a step back to reflect a bit about my life, I started to ask myself questions like 'What do I want to achieve with my life?' 'Am I truly happy with what I am doing?'. I was a bit confused and I decided to try a normal job, I was a telesalesman for three months and I actually liked it, but something kept telling me that I had to go back and do my thing with Counter-Strike.

"One thing I have learned is that I hate losing more than I enjoy winning and that became a mental drive for me. I never ever want to go back to the days where I lost more than I won. Never! I have learned to handle my temper a lot better in the last three years, though. Back in the day, I could be so mad that I did not want to be around anyone for a couple of days after a loss."

His return-debut, at Assembly Winter 2016, was a pretty rough one, however. The Dane, who stepped away from the in-game leader duties, had his lung collapse ahead of the grand final vs. ENCE, finishing the series with merely 10 kills.

"I was scheduled to have a lung operation in Denmark two weeks after the event in Finland. The fact that I had a collapsed lung before made me believe that I could actually perform with it, so even though the doctor at the event told me that it probably wasn't the best idea, I played anyway, because I didn't want to let my team down. I ended up with 10 frags in a BO3 and we got destroyed.

"This is also what helped me to realize that I need to take care of my body and my mind. I have learned that I need be around people that make me happy, and people that aren't nice should be avoided. I have learned that eating healthy most of the time and doing some kind of workout is really important for me. Astralis and RFRSH helped me to realize these things as well, and this is something I will never stop doing."

The Dane revived his career in Heroic with great individual performances such as StarSeries S2, where he had a 1.12 rating

After recovering, gla1ve stood-in for Astralis and the Danish SK before joining X— who would later become Heroic. In that team, Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer would take up the in-game leader role, with gla1ve being a standout player, averaging a 1.11 rating over five LANs and, most notably, helping his side take a victory at Power LAN over Astralis and Dignitas. With the former of the two Danish teams struggling under the leadership of Finn "karrigan" Andersen in 2016, gla1ve got the opportunity to make the switch and return to the shotcalling role.

"I was doing pretty well with my personal progress, Astralis was struggling a bit on the IGL side and the people around Astralis knew me really well. It was tough for me to tell my teammates in Heroic back then that I wanted to leave them, especially because we had actually beaten Astralis a few times in a row. But I tried my best to explain how much it meant to me, and most of them understood my decision.

"I knew that if I should be going back to the IGL role, it should be with 4 other players that I knew could be on the best team in the world. So when I got the chance to join Astralis, I knew that it was the perfect timing for me be the IGL again."

In the black and red jersey, gla1ve found success quite quickly. Astralis ended the year with a top 4 at IEM Oakland, second place at ELEAGUE S2, and a win at the ECS S2 Finals. The Danes' hot streak continued in 2017 with a victory at the ELEAGUE Atlanta Major, followed by another first-place finish at IEM Katowice a month later. It seemed like they were going to establish themselves as the team of the year, but that wouldn't happen, and instead we remember 2017 as the year of the SK - FaZe rivalry, and Astralis playing second, or even third fiddle.

Finding success in Astralis didn't take long

What made it especially hard for gla1ve at the end of 2017 was Nicolai "device" Reedtz, the backbone of the team, missing the last few months of the year due to medical reasons. Without their primary AWPer, Astralis mixed it up as Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen picked up the "Big Green" and Dennis "dennis" Edman and Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel came in as stand-ins. The results were respectable, but the main question was when device would come back and how they would move on from that point.

"It was a learning year. You have to remember, Astralis also became a part of a completely new organization with ambitions that were new not just to us but to the whole esports scene. We started having real professionals around us on all positions, we worked with the media in a new way and got a mainstream breakthrough as a team and as players in Denmark, which gave us a lot of attention and the team new commercial possibilities. We started working on a more strategic level with our performance model, incorporating a lot of new ways to practice, train - even living in a different way.

"When you look at it, we became a household brand in Denmark in a period we didn't really win a lot, and that happened because we worked with top professionals all the way around the team. But it also happened because we actually invested a lot of ourselves in getting there. So you can say that while we did not win a lot of tournaments, together with all the people around us, we managed to take some major steps as individuals and as the Astralis brand. It was a very tough year with a lot of hard work, a lot of learning and a lot of inspiration. I do believe, though, that we are where we are today partially because of everything we went through in 2017."

2017 was a "learning year", with Astralis starting to do things differently to most esports organizations

2017 was gla1ve's best year in terms of team achievements at the time, but it was his worst individual one since 2014, when he was the in-game leader for CPH Wolves. With a 0.99 LAN rating he was still one of the best fragging in-game leaders, but he would really raise the bar in 2018.

Denmarkgla1ve
2018 LAN tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
EL Major 2018
(12-14th)
0.78 (5th, -13%) 63.2 0.52 0.76 0.69 61.7%
StarSeries S4
(5-8th)
1.09 (3rd, -2%) 74.2 0.65 0.61 1.00 73.0%
IEM Katowice 2018
(3-4th)
1.09 (3rd, -1%) 75.9 0.70 0.63 1.03 71.9%
DHM Marseille 2018
(1st)
1.34 (2nd, +4%) 90.2 0.83 0.56 1.37 76.6% EVP
IEM Sydney 2018
(2nd)
1.13 (5th, -5%) 78.0 0.67 0.61 0.96 77.7%
EPL S7 Finals
(1st)
1.26 (3rd, 1%) 87.4 0.79 0.59 1.22 75.7% EVP
ECS S5 Finals
(1st)
1.16 (3rd, +1%) 79.4 0.69 0.65 1.10 79.0% EVP
ESL One Cologne 2018
(3-4th)
1.21 (3rd, +1%) 81.0 0.76 0.60 1.31 71.6%
EL Premier 2018
(1st)
1.19 (2nd, 1%) 81.5 0.75 0.61 1.22 72.2% EVP
DH Masters Stockholm
(2nd)
1.10 (4th, -4%) 78.4 0.70 0.70 1.20 71.9%
FACEIT Major 2018
(1st)
1.15 (5th, -5%) 75.1 0.69 0.59 1.15 74.2% EVP
BLAST Istanbul
(1st)
1.15 (5th, -7%) 75.7 0.65 0.49 1.01 74.6% EVP
BLAST Copenhagen
(3rd)
1.01 (4th, -5%) 72.7 0.62 0.67 1.00 68.1%
IEM Chicago 2018
(1st)
1.10 (4th, -1%) 78.7 0.67 0.64 1.14 70.5% EVP
ECS S6 Finals
(1st)
1.14 (2nd, +1%) 80.8 0.75 0.67 1.17 71.8% EVP
EPL S8 Finals
(1st)
1.14 (2nd, -1%) 76.7 0.70 0.60 1.14 72.5% EVP
BLAST Lisbon
(1st)
1.05 (4th, -12%) 71.9 0.64 0.60 0.98 71.5%
5% above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

Just like for all of his teammates, the ELEAGUE Boston Major was a rough event for gla1ve, who touched his yearly low at the event with a 0.78 rating in the team's shocking group stage exit. In the aftermath of the Major, Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye departed Astralis and the decision to pick up Emil "Magisk" Reif was made.

"The first Major of the year, where we didn't even make it into top 8 [was my worst memory of 2018]. That was a horrible performance and I felt really really bad afterward. That is where I told myself that something like that should never happen again!"

At the first two tournaments with the new lineup, StarSeries i-League S4 and IEM Katowice 2018, gla1ve was solid (1.09 rating at both) but not a standout player, and the Danes settled with a 5-8th and 3rd-4th placing, respectively. At the time, gla1ve admitted to feeling "drained of energy and motivation", but that wouldn't last long.

"We played a lot of tournaments in 2017 and more than what is really optimal. Together with our mental coach, Lars Robl, and the team around us, we constantly work to prevent mental fatigue and to find new goals and inspiration. We wouldn't get there without the guys and Danny dedicating ourselves completely to each other and our goals, but again, I have to also give a lot of credit to the team around us."

DreamHack Masters Marseille is where Astralis clicked as a whole and gla1ve unlocked a higher gear individually. With 90.2 ADR, a 1.37 impact rating, and a 1.34 overall rating, the team's IGL was one of the best fraggers at the event, and he was also crucial in the final, in which he had the joint-best rating of the series against Natus Vincere with device, 1.31. In the end, the Ukrainian star would steal away the MVP award, with gla1ve finishing second in the race and having to settle for an EVP mention.

"DHM Marseille was definitely my best event as an individual, I felt like everything I did just worked out perfectly. If s1mple didn't have such a crazy good event as well, I believe I would have got the MVP. We also had a great preparation period one month prior to the event, where every player on the team came up with new ideas that I did my best to incorporate into our game. That period is where I learned what 'hard work' is, and how it can really boost your level to new heights. "

The team and gla1ve individually blossomed at DreamHack Masters Marseille

With a new trophy in their locker room, Astralis flew to Australia for IEM Sydney. gla1ve was in good form there, recording great numbers in the group stage and the semi-final against mousesports, but fell off in the final hurdle, the grand final against FaZe—which was perhaps a key factor that resulted in the Danes not winning their second title of the year.

Two outstanding tournament performances followed, at the ESL Pro League S7 Finals and the ECS S5 Finals, with gla1ve playing an important role on both occasions. At the first event, he had a 1.25+ rating in seven out of the 11 maps played, and was the second-best-rated player of the grand final in which Astralis beat Liquid 3-1. He was in the MVP race, but the medal once again did not land in his hands. At the second event, gla1ve didn't have that many high peaks, but was consistent throughout, which saw him finish fifth in the MVP race. At both of these events, the then 22-year-old player performed better in the playoffs than in the group stages, starting to show his ability to flourish in the big matches.

"It feels like I have to play my way into different events, like a new chair, new table, new hotel, new bed, etc. I have to get used to this kind of things before I can hit my top level, I believe. So every time I have a bad game, I need to come to a conclusion as to why I was having a game like that and then I need to do something differently. It can be with sleep, workout, what I eat, chair and table heights, stuff like that. I do my best to set up exactly the same way at every event, but something will always be different."

"But I have focussed upon not letting the surroundings affect me while I am playing and only spend my mental resources on stuff I can change and effect. And then I truly enjoy playing the big games."

gla1ve climbed the stages determined to do damage, averaging a better rating in playoffs than in groups

ESL One Cologne was an exception to the rule, as gla1ve was really hot in the group stage matches (1.32 average rating) but just average in the semi-final against Natus Vincere (1.04), which they lost 2-1 to exit the event earlier than expected. He was soon back to his standard at ELEAGUE Premier, where the shot-caller carried his team to a victory over mousesports in the semi-final. Over a 16-11 win on Nuke and a 16-10 win on Mirage, gla1ve was by far the best player on the server, boasting a 1.45 rating compared to his team's average of 1.11. He was still not good enough to secure the MVP medal, finishing third in the MVP race to get his fourth EVP mention of the first half of the year.

At that time, teams had already started taking note of Astralis' professional approach to the game, in and out of the server. But no one went out and followed their methods completely, as many players still see it as boring work and struggle to keep up with the daily tasks.

"I like to think about it differently. We do go through a lot, it is really really hard at times and there is so much work that is not just related to playing. That being said, I think it is important that everybody recognizes that it's not just hot air when we talk about the way we live our lives as professionals. We think about what we eat and drink, we work out in the gym, we all make sure to see our friends and to get some fresh air in our lungs and to our brains.

"At first, it does seem like a sacrifice, but you feel so much better when you take yourself seriously and just like in every other aspect of life, you perform better when your body is in a good place and you make sure to breathe and not just think about your game. Yes, it can be annoying to think about your blood sugar, the fat you eat, and having to go for a run, but it does make a big difference in your overall performance. "

Following the summer player break, Astralis attended DreamHack Masters Stockholm, warming up for the FACEIT London Major that was just around the corner. gla1ve was pretty erratic at the event, having five great maps (>1.35 rating) and seven bad ones (<1.00 rating) in 14 played. His team finished second to North, and gla1ve's up-and-down form saw him miss out on a EVP mention, despite a decent 1.10 rating overall.

gla1ve and Magisk being interviewed after winning the Major

gla1ve's lack of consistency at the first event of the second half of the year was reflected in Astralis as a team, who were making some uncharacteristic mistakes, and that was still lingering in the first matches of the FACEIT London Major. Any issues they had, they got them out of the system before the playoffs, in which the Danes were in cruise control, 2-0ing the world's best teams on the way to the title: FaZe, Liquid, and Natus Vincere. At this event, gla1ve reached his peak in terms of entry stats with 0.12 entry kills per round and only 0.08 entry deaths per round, averaging a high percentage of traded deaths at 25%.

"One of the things I am the proudest of is winning in front of my family. Seeing them in the crowd and even having my brother come up on stage right after our victory has been giving me some amazing experiences that words can't even describe."

He was an EVP at the Major, but not that close to the MVP, unlike at the rest of the events that took place before the end of 2018. At the first BLAST Pro Series tournament of the year, in Istanbul, gla1ve was an EVP and a part of the MVP race, as well as at IEM Chicago, where he had a bad game in the semi-final against fnatic, who almost knocked them out, but made up for it with a 1.28 rating in the grand final against Liquid.

The team's in-game leader continued his great form at ECS Season 6 Finals. This was another event where gla1ve was outstanding in the playoffs (1.24 rating), finishing as the second-best player in the semi-final against NiP and the best player in the grand final against MIBR. However, device snatched yet another MVP award ahead of gla1ve, who finished runner-up in the MVP race.

Despite great performances, gla1ve denied an MVP award in 2018 by his teammates and s1mple

To truly establish their era, Astralis had claim the $1,000,000 Intel Grand Slam prize in front of their home crowd in Odense, at ESL Pro League S8 Finals. They had a rough game against HellRaisers in the group stage, who seemed capable of an upset at one point during the series, but brought it back and only lost one more map, the surprise Train pick by Liquid in the grand final, before lifting the trophy. gla1ve was once again great in the playoffs, with his inspired plays on Mirage against Liquid bringing the series back into the Danes' control. That brought him to a top-five place in the MVP race in Odense and saw him get his ninth EVP mention of the year

"Winning the Intel Grand Slam in Odense in front of 4-5.000 fans was insane and I don't think anybody will understand that feeling until they have experienced it. It's not about the money, it is all about accomplishing something huge, and doing it in front of a home crowd. BLAST in Royal Arena with 12.000 fans and the Major in London were also big highlights."

Sharing the achievement of winning the Intel Grand Slam with the Odense crowd was gla1ve's favorite moment of 2018

The Danes added another title to their name to make it ten for the year at BLAST Pro Series Lisbon, but, just like at the BLAST Copenhagen event, gla1ve was not an outstanding performer, just chugging along with the squad.

"If anybody told me that I would get nine EVPs in 2018, I would ask them if they were crazy. I never thought that I could be this good, especially not while being an IGL. I feel like 2018 wasn't just a fluke, and now I truly believe that I can be one of the best players in the world in 2019 as well. That is my goal, at least."

Something that didn't influence his placing in the Top 20, but was interesting to watch, was gla1ve's ability to find kills through smokes. Other Astralis members also excelled at it, which led to some drama and some memes. So we had to ask gla1ve about the topic:

"I won't say I practice particular smoke kills, but I do go on a server just by myself and shoot the different angles on the maps, so when a smoke is there I actually know where exactly to shoot to have the best chances of hitting someone. Besides that, I have always had a good understanding of, "If I do X, my opponent will probably do Y". I reflect a lot about what happens in practice, I always try to understand why my opponents are doing the things they are doing. And those things are the most important factor for why I am shooting a lot of players through smokes.

"We also helped it become a meme when we made fun of the accusation throughout our social media platforms. It was such a surprise when we heard that one of our colleagues, one of the best players in the world, had made this accusation, and we were completely baffled about it for a bit. Then you get really angry, cause when you have worked so hard as we do and as most top teams do, and you actually start winning, the last thing you want to hear is somebody claiming you're a cheater. It is so far from who we are and how we work, and because we know this we also had our fun with it on our socials."

"I think that all players have their way to read the game, and you do get a certain game sense when you've played the same teams on the same maps over and over and over again, and then you make guesses. You see this with many of the best players, and the only reason focus was on us was because we won and then this one tweet that must have come out of sheer frustration. It's not something we talk about or that affect us or our relations with other players."

In 2019, gla1ve wants to win the IEM Katowice Major to secure back-to-back Major victories:

"We have set our goals, but it is meaningless to talk about long term ambitions if you miss the goal right in front of you. Winning our first back-to-back Major would be insane, but it would take so much to do it, as all teams seem to step up and we have to develop if we want to have a chance to maintain our position. 2019 will be a sick year in CS!"

Why was gla1ve the 8th best player of 2018?

After a bad start to the year at the ELEAGUE Boston Major, gla1ve elevated his performances to a very high base level. He had a 1.05 or higher rating at 15 of his 16 remaining events, making him one of the players of 2018 with the best event-to-event consistency. He was also consistent on a round-to-round basis, with exceptional numbers in the less directly-impactful factors such as surviving (0.62 per round, 10th highest) and damage assists (0.16 per round, 8th highest) pushing him to 73.0% KAST (9th highest in Big Events).

"[What was key to unlocking a higher level this year?] One word: Team. The team around me and the way we work make it easier for every individual player to shine. None of us go out to be the star player, we go out to facilitate each other and to make the team look good."

A high "floor" and great peaks in playoffs see gla1ve place eight in the Top 20 list

With 7.7 utility damage per round (2nd) and 0.07 flash assists per round (6th), gla1ve is a solid candidate for the best utility user of 2018—as he was the only player except Fatih "gob b" Dayik to rank in the top 10 of both categories.

Aside from a high base level, gla1ve also had high peaks. Despite finishing the year without an MVP medal, he was in the top five of eight Big Event MVP races, most notably finishing as a runner-up at DreamHack Masters Marseille and ECS S6 Finals, and placing third at ESL Pro League S7 Finals and ELEAGUE Premier. He finished the year with a total of nine EVP mentions.

Key to gla1ve's EVP awards were his impressive performances in the playoffs, in which he put in a 1.14 rating (6th highest) and was the only player to, on average, perform better in the playoffs than in the group stages.

"It is so much easier to look good on a great team than to do it on a team of individuals with only their own success in mind. It is what we are all about and it leaves room for each player to shine. I think we might see even more of this in 2019, not just from me, but for everybody on the team."

Bold prediction

When asked about the player he thinks could have his breakout in 2019 and make the Top 20 players of the year list, gla1ve decided to go for the Russian AWPer from AVANGAR: Dzhami "Jame" Ali.

Russia Dzhami "Jame" Ali

"It's so tough to predict but I am gonna say Ali "Jame" Djami. Just because he can be a pain in the ass to play against in practice."

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.

Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
965
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
684
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1106
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Nicolaj 'Nico' Jensen
Nicolaj 'Nico' Jensen
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
399
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1521
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
The mastermind of modern counterstrike!
2019-01-13 20:00
expected
2019-01-13 20:00
#56
S3NSEY | 
Austria S3nsey 
trash commenT
2019-01-13 20:00
Shoutout to MIBR_IS_OVERRATED!!! Gla1ve >>>>>> coldzera LMAO
2019-01-13 20:05
#73
 | 
Germany FuckMIBR 
fuck this shit atleast no mibr player
2019-01-13 20:01
+111111111111111
2019-01-13 20:01
#163
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Brazil jebson 
WHERE IS THE "78123 KILLS THROUGH SMOKES #2" cause xyp9x is the #1
2019-01-13 20:13
expected
2019-01-13 21:21
the most expected between the expected
2019-01-13 21:39
Expected
2019-01-13 21:44
this is almost as bad as fallen #2 in 2016
2019-01-13 23:24
#397
s1mple | 
India AJN_ 
EZ
2019-01-14 06:41
#429
Twistzz | 
United States Edoth 
No this is worse than Fallen #2 this is like if Zeus was top 20
2019-01-15 01:30
Deserved unlike coldzera
2019-01-13 20:14
coldzera in 2019 hahaha
2019-01-13 20:25
The smoke exploiter God cheats to #8 hilarious hltv
2019-01-13 22:18
+1
2019-01-14 05:53
Bandwagon the #1 team
2019-01-13 20:30
No taco=no cold
2019-01-13 22:48
#67
 | 
Germany FuckMIBR 
asd
2019-01-13 20:00
#83
 | 
Canada 2EZ4ALEKSIB 
expected
2019-01-13 20:00
expected
2019-01-13 20:24
Best IGL in the World. Only 1 to have a gran slam Legend status
2019-01-13 20:37
not best top3 probably
2019-01-13 21:06
#365
 | 
United States hleev4 
who?
2019-01-14 03:12
CHALLENGE Name the 3 IGL WHO have WON more TROPHIES and have had BETTER STATS over a calender year. dont just namedrop. #Tothestars Astralis best team in the World
2019-01-14 06:36
Good challenge, Pretty much impossible, pronax in jis prime, is the only one who comes to mind
2019-01-14 09:30
Pronax close yes indeed.. Thought he (diyvof) would back out As expected.. calling out 3 other players But with No names.. just shows that he knows nothing aboug CS.
2019-01-14 16:07
#420
 | 
Spain N0Love 
Pronax and Fallen and even those you could argue 2018 Gla1ve has achieved more than them (talking about 1 calender year, not overall career). Please don't even mention 2013 Nip Xizt because that had nothing to do with him as IGL
2019-01-14 17:16
#57
 | 
Germany FuckMIBR 
asd
2019-01-13 20:00
#119
device | 
Denmark CaraX_ 
expected
2019-01-13 20:05
#143
Jame | 
Russia m0nteq 
And deserved
2019-01-13 20:08
expected
2019-01-13 20:24
+1
2019-01-13 20:00
#145
 | 
Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
#ToTheStars
2019-01-13 20:09
#366
 | 
United States hleev4 
Expected
2019-01-14 03:12
#41
S3NSEY | 
Austria S3nsey 
xd
2019-01-13 20:00
#45
 | 
Germany FuckMIBR 
asd
2019-01-13 20:00
#60
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-01-13 20:00
kinda ironic since you did the same xDD no reason to be mad tho
2019-01-13 20:04
#121
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
Cry
2019-01-13 20:05
F5 and still #60 LOL
2019-01-13 20:06
#135
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
#5*
2019-01-13 20:07
SO BAD LOL
2019-01-13 20:07
#68
 | 
United Kingdom galaxzy 
copy and paste n1
2019-01-13 20:00
NOT TRUE!
2019-01-13 20:01
#367
 | 
United States hleev4 
-1
2019-01-14 03:13
But he's cringe anyways
2019-01-13 20:00
+1
2019-01-13 20:00
hahaha nice joke for a sunday
2019-01-13 20:12
#245
 | 
Turkey Diveland 
why ?deserved
2019-01-13 20:47
#173
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
+1
2019-01-13 20:15
#185
 | 
United States Comethazine 
+1
2019-01-13 20:23
#230
 | 
Kazakhstan tomik0 
+1
2019-01-13 20:39
1.Simple.2.Device.3.Niko:)
2019-01-13 20:41
#368
 | 
United States hleev4 
Niko 2
2019-01-14 03:13
+ 1 Nvidia
2019-01-14 05:29
#391
 | 
Turkey Alpyy 
+1
2019-01-14 05:47
#393
 | 
India KNOX23 
More like mr. Nvidia
2019-01-14 06:03
Bold prediction: 1. S1mple 2. Dev1ce 3. Niko 4. Electronic 5. NAF 6. Dupreeh 7. Magisk Either NAF 5th or Electronic 5th not sure about this one
2019-01-14 10:10
+1, deserves to be higher imo, just cause of the impact he's had.
2019-01-14 17:32
#432
 | 
Sweden Lil187 
+ Glaive is next lvl
2019-01-15 20:00
#2
 | 
Czech Republic NeverLuckyGuy 
deserved
2019-01-13 20:00
Gege
2019-01-14 00:01
#3
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
GOD GLA1VE, DESERVED
2019-01-13 20:00
#246
 | 
Turkey Diveland 
+1
2019-01-13 20:47
#4
 | 
Belgium i_am_alexa 
yes
2019-01-13 20:00
#5
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
Nice
2019-01-13 20:00
#247
 | 
Turkey Diveland 
deserved
2019-01-13 20:48
#6
Xyp9x | 
Netherlands stevelul 
1st
2019-01-13 20:00
#86
 | 
Ukraine DIE4THEKING 
nt
2019-01-13 20:01
#250
 | 
Turkey Diveland 
hahahaha
2019-01-13 20:48
#7
 | 
Finland neksu 
expected
2019-01-13 20:00
nice
2019-01-13 20:00
#249
 | 
Turkey Diveland 
+1
2019-01-13 20:48
#9
dupreeh | 
Romania Dulie 
ez for gla1ve
2019-01-13 20:00
#10
S3NSEY | 
Austria S3nsey 
e
2019-01-13 20:00
#11
 | 
Canada 2EZ4ALEKSIB 
expected
2019-01-13 20:00
lol
2019-01-13 20:00
#13
 | 
United Kingdom galaxzy 
POGGGG JAME
2019-01-13 20:00
#14
 | 
United Kingdom TotalSmite 
xd
2019-01-13 20:00
#17
s1mple | 
Ukraine netgmy 
expected
2019-01-13 20:00
Wz
2019-01-13 20:00
jebnij skurwysyna
2019-01-13 20:00
#20
VADER | 
Luxembourg Xisty 
hi
2019-01-13 20:00
#21
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
k, s1mple top1 confirmed by last leaked top20
2019-01-13 20:00
#369
 | 
United States hleev4 
who?
2019-01-14 03:14
#22
Get_Rice | 
Denmark KFB4 
h
2019-01-13 20:00
Pfff
2019-01-13 20:00
#24
steel | 
Spain Zhalos 
expected
2019-01-13 20:00
expected
2019-01-13 20:00
#26
REZ | 
Sweden ShrikeXD 
oof
2019-01-13 20:00
#27
EliGE | 
Czech Republic Venckor 
I am slow :(
2019-01-13 20:00
wot ?
2019-01-13 20:00
#29
 | 
Russia Bukashka 
Lol
2019-01-13 20:00
#31
 | 
Korea ecsta_s1 
expected
2019-01-13 20:00
expected
2019-01-13 20:00
helllo
2019-01-13 20:00
#34
 | 
Brazil randall_ws 
:D
2019-01-13 20:00
lol nice god
2019-01-13 20:00
chitaemo
2019-01-13 20:00
#252
 | 
CIS Tasselhoff 
po faktu
2019-01-13 20:50
Most expected spot
2019-01-13 20:00
expected
2019-01-13 20:00
Expected
2019-01-13 20:01
Cool
2019-01-13 20:00
finally some recognition for jame
2019-01-13 20:01
#370
 | 
United States hleev4 
bait
2019-01-14 03:15
Ok
2019-01-13 20:01
#44
device | 
United Kingdom Eddycon 
yote
2019-01-13 20:01
cool
2019-01-13 20:00
#47
 | 
Ukraine Zed97 
expected
2019-01-13 20:00
#48
k1to | 
Germany Koreandoo 
Oof
2019-01-13 20:00
#49
device | 
Denmark CaraX_ 
Expected
2019-01-13 20:00
#50
 | 
Ukraine depcher 
Yes
2019-01-13 20:00
#51
 | 
Poland DaVarrix 
1
2019-01-13 20:00
#52
 | 
Sweden pontus767 
Nice
2019-01-13 20:00
#53
 | 
Thailand sonon321 
Expected
2019-01-13 20:00
kek
2019-01-13 20:00
#55
 | 
Finland JibberishFish 
wtf
2019-01-13 20:00
Lol
2019-01-13 20:00
Ez
2019-01-13 20:00
#61
DD | 
China RickyWang 
deserved
2019-01-13 20:00
Deserved!
2019-01-13 20:00
#64
s1mple | 
Europe vaklick 
Deserved
2019-01-13 20:00
#65
 | 
United States KrakeNCSGO 
amd > nvidia
2019-01-13 20:00
Beast!
2019-01-13 20:00
Should have been higher
2019-01-13 20:00
#70
 | 
Europe KrepaN 
BEST IGL EVER
2019-01-13 20:00
#72
fnx | 
Europe Taehyung 
Ok
2019-01-13 20:00
#74
 | 
Czech Republic berkley 
ok
2019-01-13 20:00
COMING IN AT #8 ITS (ENVIDA.EXE) GLA1VE
2019-01-13 20:00
if you're going to jump on that smokecheat train, at least know how to spell Nvidia ..
2019-01-13 20:39
MVIDYA
2019-01-13 20:58
#371
 | 
United States hleev4 
baited
2019-01-14 03:17
Expected
2019-01-13 20:00
god
2019-01-13 20:00
#79
 | 
Russia Navixddavi 
Deserved
2019-01-13 20:00
wallhacker
2019-01-13 20:00
#81
 | 
Ukraine vovatorsher 
deserved
2019-01-13 20:00
Expected
2019-01-13 20:00
good igl deserved
2019-01-13 20:00
BEST IGL EVER - smoke criminals deserved
2019-01-13 20:02
#87
MUTiRiS | 
Portugal wzin 
top fodase
2019-01-13 20:01
Deserved
2019-01-13 20:01
alien head 😊🖕
2019-01-13 20:01
#92
 | 
Estonia E$t0 
LOL
2019-01-13 20:01
very good for a cheater
2019-01-13 20:02
#94
 | 
Poland trancemeister 
best IGL with FalleN :) deserved!
2019-01-13 20:02
#372
 | 
United States hleev4 
lol n1 0/8
2019-01-14 03:18
#95
Brollan | 
Turkey UTEYED 
whaaaaaaat
2019-01-13 20:02
nVIdia LLU
2019-01-13 20:02
#97
 | 
Russia Ilyichee 
Ohh,Jame +rep
2019-01-13 20:02
#98
 | 
Russia GramDEL 
Expected and deserved! Probably the most skilled captain in the world rn.
2019-01-13 20:02
#373
 | 
United States hleev4 
+1
2019-01-14 03:18
#100
 | 
Sweden TXSHIRX 
Undeserved
2019-01-13 20:02
calculated
2019-01-13 20:02
funny because glaive was 2nd/3rd best player in astralis but for some reason magisk is higher
2019-01-13 20:02
2019-01-13 20:06
bad logic bro
2019-01-13 20:15
not really
2019-01-13 22:01
Magisk got MVP on Blast
2019-01-13 20:06
#374
 | 
United States hleev4 
it clearly says that he placed mostly 3rd/4th compared to his teammates, so Magisk should be higher
2019-01-14 03:21
should be banned instead of being here
2019-01-13 20:03
2019-01-13 20:04
sadly not currently
2019-01-13 20:15
awww are you sad my darling? hahah
2019-01-13 20:36
Esketit
2019-01-13 20:03
#105
 | 
New Zealand onelover11 
congrats deserved
2019-01-13 20:03
#106
s1mple | 
Ukraine Wok3r 
Deserved
2019-01-13 20:03
De se r v ed
2019-01-13 20:03
LAMO
2019-01-13 20:03
Next electric
2019-01-13 20:04
Expected that #8
2019-01-13 20:04
n1
2019-01-13 20:16
He is noob
2019-01-13 20:04
#115
nylon | 
Portugal Jesu5 
deserved
2019-01-13 20:04
gj
2019-01-13 20:04
Masterind Nvidia
2019-01-13 20:04
almost killed his career because of gf lul
2019-01-13 20:05
lol +1
2019-01-13 20:52
#120
 | 
Iran VenoxeR 
Deserved
2019-01-13 20:05
#122
 | 
Algeria Maxmeister 
MASTER MIND
2019-01-13 20:05
Is he the first IGL top get into top10? Or maybe xizt was before, you know, when nip dominated scene.
2019-01-13 20:05
Fallen?
2019-01-13 20:06
#181
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
Xizt # 6 in 2013 Happy # 10 in 2014 Happy # 8 in 2015 Ed1k and zeus top 20 in cs 1.6 too
2019-01-13 20:21
#221
 | 
France FlakeFag 
Also Fallen #2 in 2016 and #6 in 2017
2019-01-13 20:35
Great research, thanks man. Happy used to be damn good back in the days.
2019-01-13 21:25
#404
 | 
North America AlanSmith 
shox #6 in 2016
2019-01-14 08:48
LUL
2019-01-13 20:05
#125
 | 
Norway Alexed 
really cool gla1ve FAZE TOP 1 2019 btw
2019-01-13 20:06
+11111111
2019-01-13 20:56
#126
 | 
Sweden meistr0 
Nv1dia over Twistzz / KRiMZ / Ropz / Cold / Autimatic etc. Hehe...nice joke.
2019-01-13 20:06
ropz lul
2019-01-13 20:31
#217
 | 
Sweden meistr0 
Yes? 100%. Not saying that Ropz should be 8th, but Nv1dia shouldnt either.
2019-01-13 20:32
gla1ve is probably best igl in the world
2019-01-13 20:33
#375
 | 
United States hleev4 
who? oh, Ngla1vidia
2019-01-14 03:24
Really surprising how he developed just in a year but good on him
2019-01-13 20:06
it was amazing year for him
2019-01-13 20:30
#376
 | 
United States hleev4 
he learned how to use nvidia
2019-01-14 03:24
#132
 | 
Europe Shingy 
best IGL in the world. deserved better
2019-01-13 20:06
#133
 | 
Poland Ticket2Win 
If he is not cheating for sure he should have been top3 Btw where is taric?
2019-01-13 20:06
Tarik is No 25 after 21. nahtE 22. Flamie 23. CeRq 24. FalleN
2019-01-13 20:14
#377
 | 
United States hleev4 
and Pasha
2019-01-14 03:25
Nope. This is the order that Petar Milanovic posted on his tweeter.
2019-01-14 06:30
deserved
2019-01-13 20:06
#136
 | 
United Kingdom tomtmh 
should be top5
2019-01-13 20:07
+1
2019-01-13 20:30
7-NAF 6-MAGISK 5-NIKO 4-ELETRONIC 3-DUPREEH 2-S1MPLE 1-DEVICE
2019-01-13 20:07
#144
 | 
Belgium BestGrillx3 
No way , Niko>Eletronic and Simple>Device
2019-01-13 20:08
in,the,year? Joker.
2019-01-13 20:11
#212
s1mple | 
Austria Arezcs 
Yes in this year retard
2019-01-13 20:31
#289
 | 
Belgium BestGrillx3 
+1 This guy from Brazil is so stupid
2019-01-13 21:45
Austria,CS? OMEGALUL GO SKIING
2019-01-13 21:48
#146
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Twistzz?
2019-01-13 20:09
12TH
2019-01-13 20:11
twistzz already was on the list
2019-01-13 20:11
#161
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Yeah sorry I'm fucking dumb
2019-01-13 20:13
np
2019-01-13 20:15
device nr 1, eeh another retarded 10 years old xD and duprreh over electronic haha kids u have no clue about this game for sure xd
2019-01-13 20:24
Yeah sorry I'm fucking dumb BOLUDO
2019-01-13 21:50
#408
 | 
United Kingdom munt_ 
I would be satisfied if this is the list tbf
2019-01-14 10:18
just,invert,Naf,and,Magisk
2019-01-15 22:33
#439
 | 
Canada herocoolzzz 
LUL you were wrong
2019-01-17 13:00
deserved
2019-01-13 20:07
+1
2019-01-13 20:29
#140
 | 
Norway stinkyfrog09 
total joke
2019-01-13 20:07
deserverd
2019-01-13 20:08
+1
2019-01-13 20:29
#142
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Deserved for the best Igl in the world
2019-01-13 20:08
+1
2019-01-13 20:30
#147
device | 
China Leo1in 
deserved! Congratz to world's best IGL now!
2019-01-13 20:10
J O K E
2019-01-13 20:10
Best igl
2019-01-13 20:10
#150
 | 
Bulgaria Ju7y 
Deserved more
2019-01-13 20:10
+1
2019-01-13 20:32
Nice
2019-01-13 20:10
a
2019-01-13 20:11
#154
 | 
Europe UhddiS 
Nvidia technician
2019-01-13 20:11
#356
 | 
Brazil Lemonitos 
Exactly... there have been many videos on youtube showing experimental features in Nvidia Geforce Experiece lead to smokes visibility fading earlier than standard driver settings.
2019-01-13 23:51
#7 is Zeus
2019-01-13 20:11
0/8
2019-01-13 20:32
1/8
2019-01-13 22:23
#378
 | 
United States hleev4 
2/8
2019-01-14 03:27
Love his Jame pick lol if s1mple would ever leave navi, navi would def get Jame
2019-01-13 20:11
expected & deserved. clearly best igl
2019-01-13 20:13
+1
2019-01-13 20:32
#162
 | 
Denmark d1ckweed 
Beautiful. Deserved!
2019-01-13 20:13
my boy!
2019-01-13 20:13
Jal izvesten ves spisok
2019-01-13 20:14
reported
2019-01-13 20:32
#379
 | 
United States hleev4 
lol
2019-01-14 03:27
#168
 | 
Turkey Aybars1 
undeserved
2019-01-13 20:14
#170
 | 
Belgium BIG__DADDY 
deserved best danish igl
2019-01-13 20:15
+1
2019-01-13 20:31
deserved! what a player! aim, balls AND brain. awesome!
2019-01-13 20:15
+1
2019-01-13 20:31
#176
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
First time a truly deserved and predicted entry on this year's list. Botrimz' entry almost made me lose hope in humanity.
2019-01-13 20:16
LOL :D
2019-01-13 20:34
ez4points
2019-01-13 20:17
#178
 | 
Poland Hell2k 
nviia expert
2019-01-13 20:19
#231
 | 
Denmark MetatronKbh 
a very wise man has say low-educated people believe in almost everything, but especially they believe in negative things or things that go against them, tell me what country you come from, and what you work with, you might still live at home.
2019-01-13 20:39
expected
2019-01-13 20:20
deserved legendary IGL
2019-01-13 20:20
#310
 | 
Iceland Arag0rn 
+1
2019-01-13 22:00
calling germans from alternate attax in 2012 cheaters (who were shooting threw the smokes) A.D. 2018 - he is doing the same - ohh irony xD
2019-01-13 20:22
shame that players like him are in top lists clips.twitch.tv/RockyResourcefulVanillaA.. how is this different than 16 bit smoke in good old times? alteast back then they would beat the crap out of this guy but now society is all gay and they let these retards cheat
2019-01-13 20:23
flusha in 2014, coldzera in 2016 and glave in 2018// nothing more to say.. u can play for biggest orgs, blatanlty cheating and go away from it.. why not ? x)
2019-01-13 20:25
#236
 | 
Denmark mindgames 
Are you stupid? The smoke was fading and the player will then show on the radar.
2019-01-13 20:42
yeah its fading but how fast compared to every other player
2019-01-13 20:46
#287
 | 
Denmark mindgames 
Just because he is better at using his radar doesn't make him a cheater... Stop with the low accusations.
2019-01-13 21:45
#317
 | 
Sweden empalocoxD 
Just ignore these idiots, gla1ve is clearly 50iq ahead of his opponents.
2019-01-13 22:16
Better at using radar Ahahahahhaahhahahaahhahhaha
2019-01-13 22:30
ez
2019-01-13 20:22
#187
hye | 
Russia sosi 
NAF 7?? what a joke
2019-01-13 20:24
People that look at his rating are is like how can he be higher than KRIMZ / coldzera He have better stats than them vs top 10 and top 5 teams he is #6 rating vs top 5 teams And BTW S1mple #1 #1 Rating #1 Impact rating #1 Opening kill rating #1 K/D #1 DPR #2 Clutch wins #1 Major rating #1 Rating online/offline vs top 10 teams #1 Rating online/offline vs top 5 teams CRY IS FREE
2019-01-13 20:26
#345
 | 
Finland f0pZ 
How many big event trophies he got?
2019-01-13 23:32
4
2019-01-13 23:43
Hardly relevant
2019-01-13 23:43
Gla1ve is cool
2019-01-13 20:25
#380
 | 
United States hleev4 
luke warm
2019-01-14 03:29
hrhrhr
2019-01-14 07:47
deserves better than 8.... not only has he improved his own game but he has to help manage the other 4 players and has kept them on top pretty much all year, too much priority on K/D rating in this list
2019-01-13 20:28
#199
 | 
United States Raptorial 
Top 20 is skill based not igl based. If it was igl based pronax would have been top 1 2014-2015.
2019-01-13 20:29
yeah IGL takes no skill what so ever... you are right, no wonder Faze are so good right now
2019-01-13 20:34
#227
 | 
United States Raptorial 
Nice bait kid. Igl skills have never been part of the top 20. It's always been mechanical skill Nt
2019-01-13 20:37
#381
 | 
United States hleev4 
-1 lol
2019-01-14 03:30
#195
 | 
Japan Jotaro 
Expected zZzzzzZzzZzz
2019-01-13 20:28
Jame top 1 2019
2019-01-13 20:29
#309
 | 
Iceland Arag0rn 
who
2019-01-13 22:00
#197
 | 
United States Raptorial 
HLTV still Danish OMEGALUL confirmed.
2019-01-13 20:29
#382
 | 
United States hleev4 
-1 dumb american
2019-01-14 03:31
Expected
2019-01-13 20:29
#308
 | 
Iceland Arag0rn 
+1
2019-01-13 22:00
Grats
2019-01-13 20:30
#208
Hvid | 
Denmark Mikaow 
Deserved
2019-01-13 20:31
#307
 | 
Iceland Arag0rn 
+1
2019-01-13 22:00
with smokes, is really the top 8
2019-01-13 20:31
XD
2019-01-13 20:35
#223
 | 
Denmark MetatronKbh 
BEST IGL IN THE WORLD. and he is also on THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD.....Danish cs is not here TO TAKE PART,we are here to TAKE OVER.
2019-01-13 20:35
1- device/2- s1mple/3-magisk/4-electronic/5-niko/6-dupreeh/7-fallen
2019-01-13 20:36
Fallen!? ahaha he is not top 20 in this year
2019-01-14 03:46
nvidia owner
2019-01-13 20:37
#237
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
Now be quiet, there is no one who can take you seriously, and not at all where you are from. slip with you my boy.
2019-01-13 20:43
#435
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Portugal mrsc 
lmao triggered danish kids everywhere
2019-01-16 04:08
this ranking is a joke this year lol
2019-01-13 20:38
the ranking is a joke every year.
2019-01-13 21:00
#306
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Iceland Arag0rn 
-1
2019-01-13 22:00
xyp9x only 13 guardian 11 cold 10 krimz 9 glave 8 kk -1
2019-01-13 22:22
gla1ve is an IGL numbnut
2019-01-14 00:51
bad player bad igl
2019-01-14 01:05
#384
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United States hleev4 
0/8 bait
2019-01-14 03:33
8/8 nvidia operator
2019-01-14 12:27
#233
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
Have only respect to this man
2019-01-13 20:39
top 8 player top 1 haircut
2019-01-13 20:40
bald
2019-01-13 20:48
best nvidia engineer
2019-01-13 20:43
#239
shox | 
India iejesus 
Goat
2019-01-13 20:43
#304
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Iceland Arag0rn 
+1
2019-01-13 21:59
xyp9x crying
2019-01-13 20:45
what
2019-01-13 20:45
#305
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Iceland Arag0rn 
-1
2019-01-13 21:59
IGL in Top 8 very good. unbelievable
2019-01-13 20:46
#385
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United States hleev4 
xizt top6
2019-01-14 03:35
#244
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Turkey darknight53 
Then device is top 7 right ?
2019-01-13 20:47
he will be either 1 or 2 depending on HLTV way of deciding the 1st spot
2019-01-13 21:08
Huge part why Astralis are so goood. Im even putting device last in this team. Not even joking. What glave dupreeh magisk and xyp doing in Astralis are hardest spots. Device is there to take easy spot and shine.
2019-01-13 20:50
he is their AWPér lol
2019-01-13 21:08
Just saying for me are those 4 more important players then device its my opinion tho
2019-01-13 21:11
Which you ofc have your right to :) sry if I offended you
2019-01-13 22:49
Nice, Sheldon Cooper is a monster 0/
2019-01-13 20:56
#256
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Hungary saxxo 
This list is really ridiculous this year....
2019-01-13 20:57
#303
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Iceland Arag0rn 
-1
2019-01-13 21:59
#322
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Hungary saxxo 
Hi Mr. Expert!
2019-01-13 22:22
+1
2019-01-14 13:58
#258
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
unreserved. he is top 100 maybe
2019-01-13 20:58
#259
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
EZ Best IGL atm Let's see if FalleN can get his game back on track or will we have a repeat of 2018
2019-01-13 20:59
#302
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Iceland Arag0rn 
+1
2019-01-13 21:59
Jame to astralis pretty much confirmed already taking danish lang lessons
2019-01-13 21:00
HE DESERVE FIRST PLACE
2019-01-13 21:02
expected, top igl mister Lukas
2019-01-13 21:05
#297
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Iceland Arag0rn 
+1
2019-01-13 21:57
#265
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Slovenia New_username 
Ty now I have 6 point
2019-01-13 21:08
#267
rain | 
Norway eirik2nd 
Deserved! <3
2019-01-13 21:08
#296
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Iceland Arag0rn 
+1
2019-01-13 21:57
78 smoke kills in Big Events (#1)
2019-01-13 21:08
#315
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Brazil hugoooo 
More like 780
2019-01-13 22:13
Lmao yeah nice CS scene atm. Gla1ve is next level what are you talking about??
2019-01-13 22:14
#270
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France DesmondHumes 
JAME!
2019-01-13 21:10
KRIMZ and Coldzera deserved to be higher than him.
2019-01-13 21:11
I dont think so,gla1ve is awesome igl and definetely deserved this spot,he is the reason why Astralis was so successfull in 2018.
2019-01-13 21:33
#273
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Turkey Thunderball 
for me, he is the number one, best igl in the word!!
2019-01-13 21:14
#295
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Iceland Arag0rn 
+1
2019-01-13 21:57
#274
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Denmark [OLD2]Larsen 
Best IGL in the right now only rank 8 what a joke?
2019-01-13 21:17
#284
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Sweden wyv0 
Honestly top 5
2019-01-13 21:40
#288
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Denmark [OLD2]Larsen 
At least top 5 maybe top 3, his value to the team cant be argued with
2019-01-13 21:45
Please fan boy...according to all smokestralis fans the top 5 is Device xyp9x glaive magisk and dupreeh. Kinda boring to be that blind
2019-01-13 22:29
#360
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Denmark [OLD2]Larsen 
Go on crybaby, smokeastralis is that the best you can do?
2019-01-14 01:22
Man are you retarded this is about measurable impact in a game
2019-01-13 23:42
#361
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Denmark [OLD2]Larsen 
enjoy report noob troller
2019-01-14 01:22
the smoke cheater
2019-01-13 21:22
He is Astralis' most valuable player imho. Stats don't show everything. Obviously an IGL will have lower stats than his teammates. He has to be rated the #1 mastermind in csgo right now. That should boost his rank in the top20. I had him #2 only behind s1mple. His awareness in game is more impressive to me than device's positioning/efficiency. Ranked below Magisk? Come on.
2019-01-13 21:29
I disagree strongly
2019-01-13 23:41
Good wildcard pick, Jame is a beast
2019-01-13 21:36
#281
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
Should be nr. 1 in my book. Individual stats can never be more important that winning trophies. Its a matter of perspective, but i personally don't see how you can be a better counter-strike player than the mastermind running the worlds without comparison best team, all while actually putting up competitive fragging stats also.
2019-01-13 21:36
I strongly disagree
2019-01-13 23:41
#403
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Romania Iosif 
When will people realise that zonic is the true mastermind behind Astralis' success?
2019-01-14 08:41
#425
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
zonic is by all means great, but he was also there with karrigan.
2019-01-14 21:23
#426
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Romania Iosif 
Are you fake flagging by any chance?
2019-01-14 21:26
Shit potato head putting him over krimz and coldzera (both 1.18 rating vs gla1ve's 1.13) because he is igl is just retarded. Gj DanisHLTV
2019-01-13 21:44
#299
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Iceland Arag0rn 
delusional faze fan
2019-01-13 21:58
#286
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Brazil Collee 
Understandable that he isn't in the top 5, since this values individual skill more, but he's currently irreplaceable and much ahead of the other igls
2019-01-13 21:44
#300
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Iceland Arag0rn 
+1
2019-01-13 21:58
Suprisingly few people being toxic I’m so proud of this cummunity
2019-01-13 21:49
Deserved, best IGL to ever touch the game
2019-01-13 21:55
#301
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Iceland Arag0rn 
+1
2019-01-13 21:58
james breakthrough will most likely be 2020 when zeus stepped down from navi (maybe...)
2019-01-13 21:57
#311
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Brazil _Rhaegar_ 
wtf
2019-01-13 22:01
#312
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Brazil _Rhaegar_ 
wtf again
2019-01-13 22:01
#314
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Brazil hugoooo 
nt Nvidia
2019-01-13 22:13
Just read on Twitter someone saying that he looks like a FIFA character, fucking rofl Undeserved btw
2019-01-13 22:18
Bixo feio da porra! Cara de palmito do caralho!
2019-01-13 22:19
#321
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
mr. nvidia.exe
2019-01-13 22:21
nvidia
2019-01-13 22:22
#325
France Dov 
Glaive the only igl to ever have made it into top20?
2019-01-13 22:22
#331
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Brazil Mirekz 
fallen was top 2 in 2016 and top 6 in 2017
2019-01-13 22:34
Xizt was also in while he was leading nip, shox while in g2, etc There have been plenty of igls in the top 20
2019-01-13 23:40
#327
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
w0w he picked Jame,good choice!
2019-01-13 22:23
#328
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Hungary saxxo 
The top5 should be the entire astralis team and maybe s1mple. Every role’s best player is in astralis in this year...
2019-01-13 22:24
-Magisk +s1mple
2019-01-13 23:22
Its debatable if magisk is really any better than electronic
2019-01-13 23:38
expected
2019-01-13 22:47
If he get better haircut, could be in top 5
2019-01-13 22:48
deserved / expected
2019-01-13 22:59
Tbh, he's the best player of 2018 considering the success of his IGling.
2019-01-13 22:59
I wouldn't say the best but certainly (one of?) the most valuable
2019-01-13 23:02
Well deserved Gla1ve !
2019-01-13 23:00
Next 1 simple 2 device 3 dupreeh 4 niko 5 naf 6 electronic 7 magisk Ez pz
2019-01-13 23:01
#341
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Portugal Isaacovsky 
A little low tbh.
2019-01-13 23:03
Underrated
2019-01-13 23:18
glave #8=flusha #8
2019-01-13 23:36
He always had a reputation as a fragging igl in the early astralis days due to his time in heroic, but he really did fail to perform any better than karrigan or ChrisJ or xizt This year he really set himself apart and has started creating a legacy for himself as a legend of the game Maybe next year other pro players will realize if you are getting paid 6 figures to play a videogame, you should be putting in at least 40-60 hrs a week
2019-01-13 23:37
#350
kNgV- | 
Europe imNTX 
Egg head cheater Nvidia patch = the end of his fraggin career
2019-01-13 23:40
#362
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United Kingdom KainZ 
That Jame prediction... I see that Gla1ve is a fellow man of culture
2019-01-14 01:35
#363
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Brazil SecondKS 
10- gla1ve 9- cold 8- krimz
2019-01-14 02:00
cold lol. what has he achieved in 2018 besides ZOTAC tier20? fuck off dude stop with the baba ovo nacionalista
2019-01-14 11:00
#428
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Brazil SecondKS 
wtf krimz > cold! cold better statistic alone than gla1ve
2019-01-14 22:50
#364
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Denmark MinorThread 
My main man gla1ve. E's a Monster. General Patton.
2019-01-14 02:12
NVIDIA (8)
2019-01-14 03:56
I hate the guy but he should be higher.
2019-01-14 04:03
expected
2019-01-14 05:14
#395
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India Smauxx 
Deserved. Top 7 remaining and we already know Device Dupreeh and Magisk are gonna be in it xD Rest Simple and Niko will be there and Electronic too. This makes 6, So am i missing?
2019-01-14 06:36
#398
ckN | 
India SinghSir 
He's a proven cheater. Smoke spammer right? So why is he in this list? I've lost all respect for Astralis after watching that smoke video on cache. They have the titles that they don't deserve. CSGO is a ruined game because of cheaters like him and f0rsaken.
2019-01-14 07:04
youre a certified idiot and proven to know nothing about cs
2019-01-14 07:39
Ok, now it's time to predict in what team Jame will play in 2019 to reach top20 LUL
2019-01-14 07:16
#402
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Turkey co1R 
he's a f**king god man
2019-01-14 08:37
#407
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Finland Kuiva_Simo 
That utility usage on gla1ve. What a hero. I rly like players who are supporting the stars from the backline alot!
2019-01-14 10:12
he deserve better place
2019-01-14 10:23
3 NA players in top20. How come Russia cannot produce any talents?
2019-01-14 10:49
Hahahah accussed by braindead choko and glaive takes it seriously wtf..
2019-01-14 10:58
wtf no video made for glaive?
2019-01-14 12:39
Xantaressss
2019-01-14 13:16
The best 🥰🥰🥰
2019-01-14 13:33
lmao, how he is there
2019-01-14 16:30
#438
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
not respect astralis smoke bug shame
2019-01-16 12:27
Well done gla1ve. fully deserved. respect
2019-01-14 18:23
#423
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Japan hexlord 
xaxaxaxa so many salty baitzera fanboys crying in comments, i love it =DDD
2019-01-14 18:43
#427
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United States Freakmode 
gla1ve has a big face
2019-01-14 21:46
I don't need info about his ADR,impact etc... Just give me statistic about how many Smoke Kill Per Map (SKPM)
2019-01-15 09:56
#434
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Portugal dracø 
top 5 for me
2019-01-16 00:01
#436
s1mple | 
Palestine Adwani 
top 1
2019-01-16 09:25
#437
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
smoke bug lets this guy top 8
2019-01-16 12:27
#440
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Brazil ftf123 
smoke bug lets this guy top 8
2019-01-19 06:10
#441
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Russia PoTaSHiM 
Yeah, Jame can be a pain in the ass B)
2019-01-19 16:58
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