Top 20 players of 2018: Magisk (7)

Coming in at No. 7 of the Top 20 players ranking of 2018, powered by EGB.com, is Emil "Magisk" Reif, who makes his second appearance on the list since 2016 on the back of incredible consistency all year long.

Top 20 Players of 2018: Introduction

Magisk's professional career started taking roots in 2015 in League of Sharks and the King of Nordic series, where his and Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså's team managed to grab their first notable wins. Impressive play in the lower echelons of Danish Counter-Strike saw the then-17-year-old youngster quickly gain attention from the country's third-best team, SK, at the time featuring Michael "Friis" Jørgensen, Asger "AcilioN" Larsen, Casper "cadiaN" Møller, and Andreas "MODDII" Fridh.

With them, he played his first LAN event at Fragbite Masters Season 5 Finals at the end of the year and early on into 2016 also his first Main Qualifier ahead of the MLG Columbus Major. Although he had already shown some promise up to that point, inexperience was still preventing him from reaching great form, but he soon broke through that as 2016 progressed, most notably with some fantastic play at ELEAGUE Season 1, his last event under the German organization.

Halfway through 2016, the young gun transferred under Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's leadership to Denmark's No. 2, Dignitas, and immediately became one of that lineup's stars. Magisk found incredible consistency in his game that saw him lead the team to deep runs at numerous tournaments alongside Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke, including consecutive wins at WESG 2016 EU & CIS Regional Finals and at EPICENTER: Moscow, and reach 14th place in the year's Top 20 ranking.

Magisk got his chance in SK very early on in his career

In 2017, he couldn't keep up the same impressive level of consistency under the new banner of North, as he began to fluctuate following two more great tournaments to start the year off at the ELEAGUE Major — his first — and at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas.

"It's always easy to have excuses and use them as an argument for why you played badly. I was not "thankful" enough for how fast I became a good player. I was not mature enough as a person to handle a down period. My whole career had always been on the rise and suddenly I was struggling to perform on my usual level, which I had no solution for because I had never been in that situation before. That is something I have been working on a lot and I'm glad I ended up in OpTic because in that team, I grew as a person and that is also one of the biggest reasons I have been improving so much in 2018, both individually and as a team player."

After the Danes struggled to find the form that saw them clinch the EPICENTER title, Magisk was cut from the roster after the PGL Major. He quickly found a new home in international waters with a completely new OpTic featuring Aleksi "allu" Jalli, Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas, Kevin "HS" Tarn, and Adam "friberg" Friberg, who continuously went back and forth between Europe and North America due to their league obligations in the latter region. Although they faced role issues and cultural differences, the European mixture closed out the year with a couple of respectable playoffs finishes at IEM Oakland and ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals with Magisk at the helm.

"Looking back at North, it was obviously a huge disappointment, but today I'm really happy that it happened. Many people make jokes about their decision now, but I believe they made the right call at that time. The results were not there and MSL and the rest of the guys had more trust in aizy as a player and that he could return to his dignitas level, which I don't blame them for. It was the best for everyone at that time.

"I think my time in OpTic is one of the most important periods of my career because in that team, I had to live in the US, get away from my comfort zone and be the 'star' of the team. I had a lot of responsibilities, which I had never tried before. I grew as a person, both inside but also outside the game, which is something I needed to make the next step in my career. So, overall it was a good learning period, but, obviously, our results as a team were not like we expected and behind that, there are a lot of reasons, behind which I see no reason in explaining since it would not help me or any of the other guys. It was chaotic, but, in the end, I'm happy to have played with those guys and got to know them, I still look back at that time and laugh about some of our many great memories together!"

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2018 LAN tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
StarSeries S4
(5-8th)
1.08 (4th, -2%) 77.6 0.69 0.65 1.15 66.9%
IEM Katowice 2018
(3-4th)
1.13 (2nd, +4%) 81.6 0.71 0.63 1.03 76.0%
DHM Marseille 2018
(1st)
1.29 (4th, 0%) 86.2 0.81 0.61 1.31 79.7% EVP
IEM Sydney 2018
(2nd)
1.30 (1st, +9%) 88.1 0.83 0.62 1.38 77.4% EVP
EPL S7 Finals
(1st)
1.22 (4th, -3%) 75.7 0.75 0.55 1.21 75.3% EVP
ECS S5 Finals
(1st)
1.16 (2nd, +2%) 82.6 0.75 0.67 1.23 73.5% EVP
ESL One Cologne 2018
(3-4th)
1.21 (4th, 1%) 85.0 0.71 0.64 1.23 77.1%
EL Premier 2018
(1st)
1.15 (4th, -2%) 77.7 0.73 0.59 1.13 72.2% EVP
DH Masters Stockholm
(2nd)
1.09 (5th, -5%) 74.5 0.66 0.60 1.06 71.3%
FACEIT Major 2018
(1st)
1.25 (2nd, +3%) 83.9 0.71 0.60 1.38 76.6% EVP
BLAST Istanbul
(1st)
1.18 (4th, -5%) 74.1 0.66 0.55 1.04 79.8% EVP
BLAST Copenhagen
(3rd)
1.06 (3rd, 0%) 77.2 0.70 0.66 1.02 70.3%
IEM Chicago 2018
(1st)
1.10 (3rd, -1%) 75.7 0.66 0.60 1.00 73.7% EVP
ECS S6 Finals
(1st)
1.09 (5th, -3%) 79.2 0.69 0.66 1.02 73.0% EVP
EPL S8 Finals
(1st)
1.09 (5th, -5%) 72.0 0.63 0.58 0.96 75.8%
BLAST Lisbon
(1st)
1.39 (2nd, +16%) 86.8 0.86 0.51 1.39 77.2% MVP
5% above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

Having missed out on a spot at the ELEAGUE Major after placing third with OpTic at the Europe Minor beforehand, Magisk had to watch the first event of the year from the sidelines while his team was on the verge of a breakdown.

"It's really tough to find the 'worst' memory in 2018, but I had a hard time watching the Boston Major at the beginning of the year from home. It's never fun not being a part of the biggest tournaments, but also it was a very tough period due to the team (OpTic) not functioning as we had expected.

"But it was also a big motivation to see that tournament. You feel sad to miss those events, but it also gave me a reality check to become a better player. So, in that moment, it was tough, but I like to see the positive in every disappointing moment you have in your career. Learn from it and move on."

He got lucky, however, as Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye left Astralis after a disappointing run at the Major to join up with his former teammates in North, allowing the 20-year-old to make his way onto Denmark's best team at the start of February.

"It was pretty easy for me [to transition into Astralis] since I could take over the role dupreeh had been playing, which is the role I had always been the most comfortable with, and he could get back to the role Kjaerbye had, which is what he had always felt most comfortable with. It's never easy getting into a team where four players already know each other and how they play, so we decided to play basic CS so I could slowly get used to the guys and how they played. It made it a lot easier for me because I didn't have to think about too much other than focusing on my own gameplay, and slowly we just build more strats into our gameplay and therefore it was just easier for me to get used to everything.

"Astralis was not like any other organisation I had played for, everything was much more professional and that was really awesome to see. It took some time to get used to, but I'm really happy I get to work with those guys, they have been a huge factor for me but also the rest of the team to be even better inside and outside the game. I was surprised by the amount of time they used on preparation and, also, it was not the same way I had done it previously on any other team. It was really exciting to work with such professionals and already at the beginning of the team I could feel how much ahead they were of any other team in the world."

Magisk was still adjusting to his new team at the first two tournaments

With less than a couple of weeks' worth of practice, Magisk played his debut for Astralis at StarSeries i-League Season 4. He was a bit up and down there, with his new team making the playoffs from the 3-1 pool after beating Liquid, Gambit, and Heroic before ultimately falling to Natus Vincere in the quarter-finals, where the new addition's efforts on the second map, Inferno, weren't enough to close out the series 2-0 (1.60 rating in a 14-16 loss).

Another week passed and it was time for IEM Katowice. The Polish event saw Magisk start putting up more consistent performances, with just one out of eight maps rated below a 0.85 rating, as Astralis made it one step further compared to their first tournament together; to the semi-finals, where FaZe stopped them.

That is where Magisk and the entire squad got the opportunity to catch up with their opposition thanks to a month-and-a-half-long gap ahead of their next stop at DreamHack Masters Marseille. The amount of preparation had already been paying its dividends in online leagues and it translated to the LAN environment, too; Astralis looked like by far the best team at the French event, with no one getting close enough to make the Danes sweat, as only Liquid were able to take a map off them and even then they couldn't contest the series after two 16-3 wins going the other way. The Danish side beat FaZe, fnatic, and Natus Vincere in the playoffs with convincing 2-0s to hoist their first trophy of 2018, as Magisk received his first EVP mention on the back of a highly consistent showing worthy of a 1.29 rating.

"It just felt natural to play with the guys, like I had been playing with them for years. The way they wanted to play was how I always wanted to play myself. Structured, with discipline, but also with the freedom to make plays when you felt like it was a good thing. Also, it's really rare you see one player on the team make a play alone, we always try to have one guy with us so he can either help you or trade. It's obviously not always possible in every situation to have someone with you, but we try to do that as much as possible."

The Dane secured his first EVP in Astralis's dominant run at DreamHack Masters Marseille...

The 20-year-old went on to improve on that performance at IEM Sydney as the leading figure in Astralis's run to the grand final, during which they looked almost as dominant as in Marseille despite some early struggles against NRG. However they couldn't go all the way this time, as FaZe won the best-of-five for the championship after three very closely-contested maps, and Magisk lost the race for the MVP to Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács despite some great play in the final series, finishing second on the list of EVPs behind Nikola "NiKo" Kovač.

"There's always going to be pressure on you as the newcomer. But I quickly got used to that and I felt more and more confident going into each tournament we played because I felt like we got better as a team all the time and I slowly got used to how the team played and how each person on the team reacted in pressure situations. So, yes, it did bring a lot of pressure on me at the beginning, but I also used that as motivation to prove my worth to be on the team."

His great run of form continued at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals in mid-May, playing a key role in five of Astralis's 10 victories when they returned to winning ways, yet again dropping just one map in the title-winning campaign to Liquid, who put up a good fight against them in the final. Although three of his teammates outshone him in Dallas, Magisk secured the third EVP award in a row.

That streak didn't stop there, as the Dane was once again one of the highlight players at ECS Season 5 Finals, where another chapter of Astralis's rivalry with Liquid was written with two more encounters throughout the London tournament, including one in the grand final.

"Liquid is a very good team who is probably also the team who's the most professional in terms of structure and preparation. They kind of started doing all the same stuff as we did, both inside and outside the game, which I respect a lot since it requires a huge amount of work and dedication to the game. However, I believe the reason behind our success against them also came down to us understanding the way they played, because it was almost the same as playing against ourselves. We had many great series, also some that could have turned into their favour, but somehow we always managed to make insane comebacks against them and win some maps we shouldn't have won. Perhaps we just won the mental game."

... and by the end of June, he locked down four EVP mentions in a row

With three titles from the previous four tournaments, the best team in the world looked near unstoppable. However, a new challenger appeared at ESL One Cologne, as Na`Vi took the favorites down in the semi-finals after Astralis once again cruised through to the playoffs without much trouble. It was by no means a bad event for Magisk – quite the contrary, as he showcased solid consistency again with seven out of eight maps above a 1.00 rating for 1.21 over the course of the tournament –, but he didn't have enough standout performances to earn another award.

He did close out the first part of the season with one more, however, helping Astralis hoist their fourth trophy of the year at ELEAGUE Premier on the back of another grand final triumph against Liquid.

When everyone returned from the break at DreamHack Masters Stockholm, the squad everyone saw as a big favorite of the tournament looked a bit off after an uncharacteristic series loss to North and a map loss to TYLOO in the group stage. In the playoffs, they were picking up speed again with 2-0 wins against MIBR and NiP, but Denmark's No. 2 team stopped them again in the final as Magisk was the lowest-rated player of the series to end the event with a 1.09 rating overall.

"It's always easy to blame it on the vacation or off-season, which did have an effect on us individually. As a team, we just didn't play like we normally had and that was the real reason we lost in Stockholm. However, we knew that if we just worked on getting back into our 'normal' individual level, the teamplay would return slowly with more practice and official games we played. So everyone played a lot of DM together and kept the focus on the Major."

When it came to the FACEIT Major, Astralis didn't immediately look in their best form with losses to NiP and Liquid over the first two stages. However, they were dominant as ever once they made it to the playoffs, with only FaZe taking them to double-digits in the quarter-finals, while their North American rivals and Natus Vincere didn't stand a chance. For the team as a whole, this wasn't a new feeling as they had been Major champions before, but that wasn't the case for Magisk, who lifted his first Major trophy as one of the very best players of the tournament.

"I was probably a bit more nervous going into the Major than the rest of the guys since it was my first Major with the team and everyone saw us as the favourites. It helped a lot that the Major was long so I could play myself into the tournament and get some more confidence throughout the tournament. We had many great talks as a team and also with our sports psychologist, which was a great help for me and the whole team."

"My best memory from 2018 was absolutely winning the FACEIT Major, which was the first time I won a Major in my career. But taking home the Intel Grand Slam in Odense is also one of those memories that I won't forget!"

Winning the FACEIT Major was the highlight of an amazing year for Magisk

Shortly after the exhilarating triumph in London, he and the squad traveled to Istanbul for BLAST Pro Series looking just as good with a perfect record in the round-robin stage. Their rematch with MIBR in the final kicked off with a whitewash on Train, but the Brazilian-American side fought back on Overpass before Astralis closed out the series with a narrow victory on Inferno.

Time off from LAN events for the entirety of October allowed the top-tier scene to fulfill most of their league obligations and Astralis were no exception, with their next tournament being the following BLAST stop in their home country's capital city at the beginning of November. This time, they couldn't pass the group stage there due to Overpass losses to NiP and Natus Vincere, with Magisk recording his lowest rating of the year (still an above-average 1.06).

A few days later, the team flew across the Atlantic ocean for IEM Chicago, an event that saw both Astralis and Magisk struggle a bit with a loss to FaZe in groups. After they passed mousesports in the quarter-finals despite a rather scary encounter on Nuke — on which the Danes had garnered a huge streak already —, fnatic put them to the test in a tough series that eventually saw Astralis prevail thanks to a comeback from 10-15 on the deciding map Inferno. A key performance on that map, along with a great showing in yet another grand final win against Liquid (a series-leading 1.35 rating), helped Magisk clinch another EVP as the year was slowly coming to a close.

The 20-year-old followed it up with more EVP-worthy play to make it a total of nine mentions after ECS Season 6 Finals, where it was MIBR who caused Astralis trouble once again, beating the Danish side in the group stage. Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander & co. took their revenge on Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's team in the grand final, but it was no easy task as both maps went all the way, while Magisk dropped below the average across the series.

"I think MIBR's playstyle made us make more mistakes than we did against other teams, sometimes they would play really fast and then other times they played really structured together as a team. They played some great CS and you could feel that they had started doing more preparation on us than previously, which was something we also had to adapt to. MIBR is a team we always had great and close series against and I'm pretty sure it will be like that in 2019, as well!"

Magisk reckons MIBR's playstyle caused Astralis to make more mistakes

The second league's finals were up next at the beginning of December. Having lost in their home country only a month before that, coupled with the prospect of winning the Intel Grand Slam, put a lot of pressure on the team at ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals. However, they overcame the challenge after placing first in their group, beating ViCi, HellRaisers, and Liquid, before stamping their mark on the trophy as well as the $1 million Grand Slam bonus thanks to clear-cut wins against mousesports and the North American team again in the grand final.

Astralis went into the last tournament of the year tired but with a strong wind in their sails on the back of the huge win in Odense. The latter was double the case for Magisk, who was in amazing shape from the start with a 1.45 rating in five wins in the group stage, and he went on to add a couple of great maps in the final against Natus Vincere to finish off 2018 in style, with a fourth title in a row as well as his first-ever MVP medal.

"BLAST Pro Series Lisbon was indeed a very good event for me. Everyone on the team was slowly getting tired and you could feel that everyone was excited for the holidays, but we also promised each other that we had to give it everything in this last event of the year because we really wanted to end 2018 in a 'perfect' way. I just had a really good individual level and a lot of confidence coming from Odense, where we won the Intel Grand Slam, so I just kept that momentum rolling into BLAST Pro Series Lisbon. It was really awesome to win my first MVP, which I have been very close to winning a few times, so finally getting one of those was a great achievement for me individually. However, I could have seen the beast dupreeh winning it, as well!"

Why was Magisk the 7th best player of 2018?

Magisk's high placing is all about his incredible consistency in every aspect. First of all, he performed above the average at every single tournament he attended in 2018 with at least a 1.06 rating at all 16 events. He was also among the best match-to-match with 74.4% of maps rated above 1.00 at Big events, ranking sixth highest in that regard, and round-to-round with the second-highest KAST of 74.5%.

"If I had the 'secret' to consistency, I probably wouldn't have had a down period earlier in my career. But for me, the most important thing to stay consistent is being happy, hungry to win and the motivation to always improve as a player. It's important to feel good on a team, have fun together outside of the game and fit together socially. Otherwise, you will have a lot more arguments and things to worry about. I don't believe there's a secret that will work for everyone because everyone is different, but this is what works the best for me."

The 20-year-old stood out at 10 of the 16 tournaments as either an MVP (at BLAST Pro Series Lisbon) or an EVP (at nine Big events), also thanks to being one of the best players in big-event playoffs with a 1.14 rating in the bracket stages (seventh highest).

Magisk closed out the year with an MVP from BLAST Lisbon to go along with his nine EVPs

On top of that, Magisk played a key part in Astralis's utility damage, for which the team became increasingly famous as the year progressed, with 6.5 damage per round (sixth most).

"[Utility usage] was definitely one of those things I have tried improving on, but not something I would change my whole playstyle for. For me, it's always been good fun finding new nades, which I also use a lot of time on in my free time, as well. So, in a combination with good preparation and zonic helping us out with new ideas of how to use nades, it just came naturally for everyone on the team to test it out and see if it worked. Which it did, so zonic deserves credit for that."

On the other hand, in comparison with the players who outplaced him in the ranking, he lacked more of the extreme peaks that saw him place in the top five of an MVP race only three more times in addition to BLAST Pro Series Lisbon; at IEM Sydney, ECS Season 5 Finals, and the FACEIT Major.

"I always want to improve. Yes, we had a great 2018, but there are still 100+ situations that I could have played better. No one is ever going to be perfect in CS and that's also the beauty of it. You can always get better aim, better decision making, or use your nades better. I want to become even better individually but also as a teammate so that I can keep contributing to the team in the best possible way. And hopefully win a Major, but sadly many other teams are working really hard for those wins, as well ;)"

Bold prediction

Joining valde, Timothy "autimatic" Ta, Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth, and GuardiaN with his prediction, Magisk also believes Ismail "refrezh" Ali will develop into a great player in the future:

Denmark Ismail "refrezh" Ali

"refrezh. I'm glad he finally got to a team like OpTic, where he can develop as a player. He will have experienced guys playing with him, which is something you really learn a lot from. So even if he doesn't make it to the Top 20 next year, I'm certain we will see great things from him in the future. Just keep grinding, work hard and stay humble, Ismail!"

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

Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1433
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen
Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
934
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1294
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1554
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
930
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1105
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
972
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1123
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
656
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1131
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
579
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
821
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1220
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1384
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
#1
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
Congratulations on your first time being placed in HLTV.org's Top 20! Completely deserved spot! Edit: Obviously I expected NAF or electronic to be #7; excuse my mistake.
2019-01-14 20:07
#39
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Europe EU_PATRIOT 
Great Player, well deserved!
2019-01-14 20:00
#61
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Qatar kys_lvl99 
karrigan was the problem
2019-01-14 20:01
#75
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
EXPECTO
2019-01-14 20:02
1.Device . . . . . 7. Magisk
2019-01-14 20:08
#131
s1mple | 
Asia NOORZ1 
i see
2019-01-14 20:10
expected, wp magisk
2019-01-14 20:40
Fucking Hellboy
2019-01-14 22:38
He deserved higher tbh
2019-01-14 23:35
#424
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Chile strong221 
no
2019-01-15 13:35
LMFAO!! SO NAF > MAGISK!? GOOD ONE HLTV!!! LUL I can't believe elecronic is also placing higher
2019-01-14 20:39
#221
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Panama Cyain10 
NAF >>>>> Magisk any time
2019-01-14 20:47
#264
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Russia Ilyichee 
+1
2019-01-14 21:23
+1
2019-01-14 22:29
+1
2019-01-15 01:29
+1
2019-01-15 02:08
+1
2019-01-15 04:38
#425
 | 
Chile strong221 
told ya
2019-01-15 13:35
+1
2019-01-15 20:57
Electronic >>> magisk scrub
2019-01-14 20:53
But magisk was more consistent and more "achievements" lul
2019-01-14 20:54
#263
jks | 
North America Fule 
Based off different stats ad well
2019-01-14 21:23
#269
 | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
But didnt have as of of a peak as NAF and also isnt the best player on his team. Also falls behind in ADR and Impact and has less MVPs.
2019-01-14 21:30
+1
2019-01-14 22:29
so S1mple will be>>>>>>Device)))
2019-01-15 01:12
#365
 | 
Norway just_sAvage 
in your dream :)
2019-01-15 01:50
in HLTV rating babe))))))
2019-01-15 08:51
#405
s1mple | 
India KNOX23 
Electronic played very good his year he deserves a spot over magisk or naf
2019-01-15 08:47
#429
 | 
Pakistan Falconel 
+1
2019-01-15 16:35
8.glave
2019-01-14 20:37
#395
 | 
Australia NotSoMLG 
s1mple will get #1 dev1ce #2. (only cause s1mple won pc player of the year so expected).
2019-01-15 06:22
+1
2019-01-15 06:38
#422
 | 
Norway just_sAvage 
i like your nickname :) and +1
2019-01-15 13:03
#423
 | 
Australia NotSoMLG 
thx.
2019-01-15 13:34
#77
 | 
Canada Squidward2K 
+1
2019-01-14 20:02
WP, well deserved!!
2019-01-14 20:02
Wtf speed
2019-01-14 20:01
#56
 | 
Sweden ThorinEk 
Let's be reasonable here. Probably just a booster silver.
2019-01-14 20:01
#62
 | 
Poland Frytekooo 
Not first dude. P.S. gratz
2019-01-14 20:01
#63
 | 
Armenia Minas2712 
actually its his 2nd time xD
2019-01-14 20:01
My net sucks
2019-01-14 20:01
because Australia, I know :(
2019-01-14 22:24
When I opened the thread noone had writed, and still i got #17 comment. Fak
2019-01-14 23:35
LUL rip m8 feels bad man
2019-01-15 10:28
#69
s1mple | 
Asia NOORZ1 
tf
2019-01-14 20:01
#76
 | 
Pakistan d1ckweed 
Second time. He was named #14 in 2016.
2019-01-14 20:02
first time ofc
2019-01-14 20:02
#89
 | 
Brazil mewhoo 
2019-01-14 20:03
#116
 | 
North America khansab2000 
hes been in top 20
2019-01-14 20:07
Lul it's not his first time in top 20
2019-01-14 20:30
#197
 | 
Bulgaria zikinu 
Not his first time.
2019-01-14 20:34
Sorry to burst you're bubble, but Magisk was 14th in 2016, although it is the first top 10 so
2019-01-14 20:37
He was 14 in 2016...
2019-01-14 21:02
#258
 | 
United States 9ine_qBk 
Must be 17 by now in 2019, then! Just kidding :D
2019-01-14 21:16
#352
 | 
China Rynaki 
I am the ching chong, can confirm Burger's math is light for once. Now I go back to plactice the frying ninja arts.
2019-01-15 00:35
#427
 | 
United States 9ine_qBk 
It was a joke. But nevermind.
2019-01-15 15:06
#533
 | 
China Rynaki 
My comment was a joke too. Dude, come on, frying ninja arts?
2019-01-17 20:18
#534
 | 
United States 9ine_qBk 
Yeah but your joke was irrelevant to my comment. Well, nevermind. Doesn't really matter.
2019-01-17 20:20
Electronic will be #4
2019-01-14 21:04
#4 will be dupreeh, electronic will be 5th
2019-01-15 04:41
+1
2019-01-16 07:38
Fuck my life
2019-01-17 12:11
#262
NiKo | 
United Kingdom Dogehino 
I'm literally the only one who was certain he'd be 7th? XD well 6th = NAF 5th= Dupreeh 4= Electronic 3rd = NiKo 2nd = Ecov1ce 1st = GOD P1MPLE
2019-01-14 21:20
UK Brain omegalul
2019-01-14 21:38
#378
 | 
United Kingdom KainZ 
Tell ya what he is not far off apart from maybe a swap between Dupreeh and Electronic depending on preference. we'll see..
2019-01-15 02:56
+1
2019-01-15 07:40
#517
NiKo | 
United Kingdom Dogehino 
ECOV1CE FAN FROM AN IRRELEVANT COUNTRY OMEGALUL
2019-01-15 18:58
This is the realist shit ever
2019-01-14 21:49
3d Ecov1ce 2d NiKo 1st CSGOD s1mple
2019-01-14 21:53
na its either elec or naf 6th, then the other guy 5th, dupreeh 4th i'd say :D
2019-01-15 01:44
+1
2019-01-15 04:42
#416
ropz | 
Denmark SokScs 
Dupreeh>Electronic anyday
2019-01-15 11:50
#353
 | 
Indonesia r8kS 
1. S1mple 2. Dev1ce 3. Niko 4. Electronic 5.NAF 6.Dupreeh Electronic and NAF could be switched (they have similar stats i think)
2019-01-15 00:46
#399
blameF | 
Denmark megz 
its his 2. time tho
2019-01-15 07:03
Not his first time
2019-01-15 08:20
yes
2019-01-14 20:00
#3
dupreeh | 
Romania Dulie 
ez for electronic
2019-01-14 20:00
#112
dupreeh | 
Romania Dulie 
wait..
2019-01-14 20:06
Nt
2019-01-14 20:10
#147
 | 
Russia GramDEL 
He's actually better XD, probably in top5
2019-01-14 20:14
#177
 | 
Spain N0Love 
Most likely. I expect NAF #6, Dupreeh #5, electronic #4, then Niko, Device and S1mple
2019-01-14 20:23
+1
2019-01-14 20:30
#196
 | 
United Kingdom KaffeK 
+1
2019-01-14 20:34
+1 I have the same feeling.
2019-01-14 20:45
#407
NiKo | 
United Kingdom Dogehino 
Same predictions here
2019-01-15 08:58
Electronic #4 EZ
2019-01-14 21:05
cool
2019-01-14 20:00
#164
 | 
Serbia 2KGkaka 
fuck you not cool, i expected lobanjica as 7th
2019-01-14 20:20
Wow, well deserved! Have a less depressing day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2019-01-14 20:00
Well u2 m8 ;) Have a less depressing day. Friendo
2019-01-14 20:05
#266
 | 
Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2019-01-14 21:26
#526
 | 
Korea ItsMeNow19 
Joke?
2019-01-17 07:02
Based on your latest posts you can have a depressing day. Have a depressing day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2019-01-17 09:24
#530
 | 
Korea ItsMeNow19 
stupid guy
2019-01-17 10:23
noice
2019-01-14 20:00
#7
 | 
Netherlands Removed 
a
2019-01-14 20:00
#379
 | 
United Kingdom KainZ 
+1
2019-01-15 02:57
#8
 | 
Spain elskio 
ok
2019-01-14 20:00
NO
2019-01-14 20:00
ez
2019-01-14 20:00
#11
 | 
Poland Frytekooo 
xd
2019-01-14 20:00
eZ for ????
2019-01-14 20:00
Electronic
2019-01-14 21:05
#417
shox | 
India iejesus 
+1
2019-01-15 12:18
#13
 | 
South America jotto 
excited to see forsaken #1
2019-01-14 20:00
#91
fer | 
Brazil LPKzao 
OMEGALUL
2019-01-14 20:03
nah man s1mple was a beast this year 6.Naf 5.Electronic 4.Dupreeh 3.Niko 2.Forsaken 1.S1mple
2019-01-14 20:06
#140
 | 
Canada Squidward2K 
0.hunden
2019-01-14 20:13
out of everyones league
2019-01-14 20:23
Ocean
2019-01-15 04:36
#182
 | 
Spain N0Love 
8/8
2019-01-14 20:25
#14
 | 
Europe EnceOverrated 
deserved
2019-01-14 20:02
#15
 | 
Turkey nt_forsaken 
expected'nt
2019-01-14 20:01
Ez
2019-01-14 20:00
nice
2019-01-14 20:00
LUL?
2019-01-14 20:01
#20
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
Nice, deserved for magicboy
2019-01-14 20:01
#21
 | 
Europe UhddiS 
unecptrecd
2019-01-14 20:00
#22
 | 
Ukraine ram3n 
lol
2019-01-14 20:00
ez
2019-01-14 20:00
good
2019-01-14 20:00
#25
 | 
Turkey DebbSoray 
nice
2019-01-14 20:00
#26
 | 
Brazil Querentino 
First
2019-01-14 20:00
#64
 | 
Canada Squidward2K 
100T LUL
2019-01-14 20:01
100T are gods. They never lose a single match lol
2019-01-14 20:02
#122
 | 
Brazil Querentino 
100T is the best team in CSGO history
2019-01-14 20:08
#27
 | 
North America khansab2000 
How tf
2019-01-14 20:01
#28
 | 
Armenia Minas2712 
wtf
2019-01-14 20:00
#29
 | 
Sweden forceS1ck 
12st
2019-01-14 20:00
+17
2019-01-14 20:13
#31
M | 
Poland Poorlackkk 
lol
2019-01-14 20:01
Yeet
2019-01-14 20:00
LOL,naf 6
2019-01-14 20:00
first
2019-01-14 20:00
#35
 | 
Greece SZN_Darth_A 
k
2019-01-14 20:00
#36
 | 
Moldova Light_Demon 
not expected
2019-01-14 20:00
Why?
2019-01-14 20:02
#120
 | 
Moldova Light_Demon 
Because i think Naf will be 7th
2019-01-14 20:08
yes
2019-01-14 20:00
#38
 | 
Czech Republic GODskar 
wow
2019-01-14 20:00
#40
woxic | 
Sweden 1ArKade1 
oof
2019-01-14 20:01
Good guy
2019-01-14 20:00
#42
 | 
China TgsG 
...omg
2019-01-14 20:00
#43
Aleksib | 
Finland Emvi 
unexpected
2019-01-14 20:00
Why?
2019-01-14 20:03
#97
Aleksib | 
Finland Emvi 
thought he would be higher, 6th or 5th
2019-01-14 20:05
#411
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
I could see magisk at 6th but tbh, NAF also had an incredible year.
2019-01-15 09:29
EZ FOR ELECTRONIC!
2019-01-14 20:01
Slow
2019-01-14 20:15
#45
device | 
Korea NCT127 
unexpected
2019-01-14 20:00
#46
 | 
Sweden HLTV_Member 
Unexpected
2019-01-14 20:00
lol 47 deserved
2019-01-14 20:01
#49
 | 
Canada Squidward2K 
UNEXPECTED
2019-01-14 20:01
#52
 | 
Ukraine beazztov 
lul
2019-01-14 20:01
#53
 | 
Hungary MaXi ^_^ 
NAF should be here :angryface:
2019-01-14 20:01
Not at all
2019-01-14 21:27
#55
 | 
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Good
2019-01-14 20:01
L
2019-01-14 20:01
#58
 | 
Europe nefly 
HAHAHH unexpected
2019-01-14 20:01
#59
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Naf top5????
2019-01-14 20:01
#60
zoneR | 
Russia parsefal 
Is electronic top 5 really, hltv?
2019-01-14 20:01
Yes probably
2019-01-14 20:03
#65
 | 
Pakistan d1ckweed 
Deserved.
2019-01-14 20:01
axaxaxaxa
2019-01-14 20:01
ok
2019-01-14 20:01
Wtf naf is better than magisk?
2019-01-14 20:01
Anytime yes NAF is way better
2019-01-14 20:17
0/8
2019-01-15 00:51
Welp Naf is number 6 then
2019-01-14 20:01
Lul how is he so low?There is no danish bias it seems like
2019-01-14 20:01
they put magisk lower so everybody thinks theyre not biased and then they can put dev1ce top1 ezpz
2019-01-15 06:12
Thought he was gonna be 6 but that will be NAF then
2019-01-14 20:02
Yeah
2019-01-14 20:05
lol hardstyle top 5 confirmed
2019-01-14 20:02
+1
2019-01-14 22:19
#79
tarik | 
Turkey Acein 
niicee
2019-01-14 20:02
Like i said many many times NAF and electronic in top 5
2019-01-14 20:02
Naf 6??? close to as undeserved as KRiMZ
2019-01-14 20:02
#347
 | 
France Leskines 
Lol what a braindead you are if you think he is better than naf and krimz had an underserved spot
2019-01-15 00:18
underserved
2019-01-14 20:02
Unexpected
2019-01-14 20:03
#92
Twistzz | 
United Kingdom Savjy 
Magisk snubbed
2019-01-14 20:03
#93
 | 
Russia v1p3rrr 
JUST SEVEN?????? WAT
2019-01-14 20:03
#102
 | 
Russia v1p3rrr 
I expected he would be atleast 5-6
2019-01-14 20:05
#527
 | 
Korea ItsMeNow19 
Better than electronic should be top 5
2019-01-17 07:06
#532
 | 
Russia v1p3rrr 
+1
2019-01-17 15:26
Where is Electronic
2019-01-14 20:04
At home or out boozing?
2019-01-14 20:21
Tomato face
2019-01-14 20:04
Now that's just silly Billy
2019-01-14 20:21
Why hltv is overrating peeks over consistency.Lmao that makes no sense.You can play one tournament 1.5 and 2nd 1.0 and you're better than players who did 1.3 and 1.25 what a bullshit.
2019-01-14 20:04
this time it is peaks bro :/
2019-01-14 22:50
yy misstyped xD
2019-01-14 22:58
wtf how?
2019-01-14 20:04
HAHAHAHAHHA ELECTRONIC, NAF >> MAGISK ??? gj hltv
2019-01-14 20:05
yep electronic and naf > magisk and probably electronic > dupreeh and niko > device(but his plastic mvp awards would carry him to top-2)
2019-01-14 21:33
#398
 | 
Brunei GucciLeIe 
elec, NiKo > device
2019-01-15 07:03
#101
 | 
Germany Trax_ 
Great job! What a fantastic year for this boy!!
2019-01-14 20:05
Electronic #6 confirmed
2019-01-14 20:05
nice one
2019-01-14 20:05
lol I expected NAF here
2019-01-14 20:05
#107
 | 
Czech Republic mitsorubi 
?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? how is electronic better than magisk?
2019-01-14 20:06
+1
2019-01-14 20:07
#133
 | 
El Salvador Sp1x 
In about every single way.
2019-01-14 20:10
#144
 | 
Czech Republic mitsorubi 
yeah like 0 MVPs, less EVPs, +- the same overall performance. I'm not saying magisk is a better player, but this is about performance this year.
2019-01-14 20:13
#375
 | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Nope hes pretty much is better in every statistical category
2019-01-15 02:42
#400
 | 
Brunei GucciLeIe 
Elec is better regarding all stats
2019-01-15 07:04
except at winning xdddd
2019-01-14 20:13
#381
 | 
El Salvador Sp1x 
Yeah so is s1mple, but you're stupid if you think he isn't #1 this year. This isn't about team performance, and at times this year electronic was on the level of s1mple.
2019-01-15 04:14
Lmao let them wank on smokestralis players, elec top 2 this year behind simple in reality
2019-01-14 20:18
yep, flamie top3 and edward top 4, also zeus top5
2019-01-14 21:51
Nt
2019-01-15 08:08
#528
 | 
Korea ItsMeNow19 
They place electronic > magisk then they can put device on #1 danish site haha
2019-01-17 07:08
#108
 | 
Sweden pontus767 
Should be higher.
2019-01-14 20:06
#109
 | 
Ukraine Jorsh_labut 
Who will be the next? NAF or Electronic?
2019-01-14 20:06
#113
 | 
Sweden meistr0 
TL:DR 6. NAF 5. Electronic 4. Dupreeh 3. Ecovice 2. NiKo 1. s1mple
2019-01-14 20:07
what
2019-01-14 20:07
#117
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
elec>magisk>naf
2019-01-14 20:07
Deserved by achievements and how he plays in Astralis. Not deserved when you look at his individual skill. In any other team, he would top 50...
2019-01-14 20:08
#212
 | 
Norway insy 
Dare to disagree.
2019-01-14 20:41
nice non-argument Fritz, too bad he was 14th in 2016 while he was in fucking Dignitas
2019-01-14 21:38
Fritz is Austrian but NT
2019-01-14 21:43
2019-01-14 21:45
Virtus pro come on. A dying horse really?
2019-01-14 21:46
yeah a dying horse that went to play the major final lmao get out with those shitty baits
2019-01-14 21:47
Maybe accept Magisk is trash. Twistz is 11 and still 30 skill level above Magisk. Magisk is a boosted account nothing more
2019-01-14 21:48
I can't hear you Günter, you have to cry louder
2019-01-14 21:50
Maybe you should start to live in a country instead of a village. Then you stop to think like a country bumpkin.
2019-01-14 21:52
Louder for the ones in the back, cry is free after all
2019-01-14 21:53
Why louder you are a retard?
2019-01-14 21:54
Please stop replying, you have been spanked already
2019-01-14 21:56
who begs now? Beg more and maybe I stop.
2019-01-14 21:57
I'll be the adult and let you have the last word, I'm not gonna reply anymore since I'm superior.
2019-01-14 21:58
#432
f0rest | 
Belgium Qker 
Your comments look pretty stupid for a so called adult.. Not that I care too much about what you guys are arguing about.
2019-01-15 17:11
#327
 | 
Argentina XaiDN 
+1
2019-01-14 22:35
the last 6? device, s1mple, dupreeh, electronic, niko, naf ?
2019-01-14 20:08
#433
f0rest | 
Belgium Qker 
Certainly not in that order but yup
2019-01-15 17:12
expected @traffi+-
2019-01-14 20:08
unexpected
2019-01-14 20:08
6. Naf 5. Dupreeh 4. Electronic 3. NiKo 2. dev1ce 1. s1mple
2019-01-14 20:09
#224
 | 
Brazil Manzix 
+1 Pretty accurate list. But I'm still in doubt about NAF and Dupreeh.
2019-01-14 20:48
#127
 | 
Russia sergeich182 
Should be 4th. Then 6th will be elec, 5th - NAF, 4th - dupreeh, 3rd - NiKo, 2th s1mple, 1st dev.
2019-01-14 20:09
#128
 | 
Denmark Duke1996 
... Who owns the pit?!! Magisk! 13. Xyp9x 8. Gla1ve 7. Magisk 4. Dupreeh 1. device
2019-01-14 20:11
* 5. Dupreeh * 2. dev2ce
2019-01-14 21:35
man if s1mple not first gg
2019-01-15 04:27
#129
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
Only 7? No way Electronic is higher than him
2019-01-14 20:09
#135
 | 
Canada dennek 
he joined astralis late 2018, that affected his status i guess.
2019-01-14 20:11
#151
 | 
Russia GramDEL 
Late 2018? Dafuq? He joined them in early 2018, lol (in Spring, to be certain)
2019-01-14 20:15
#155
 | 
Canada dennek 
May 2018 is late 2018 imo.
2019-01-14 20:16
Yay and suddendly started To perform Well lul
2019-01-14 20:20
2019-01-14 20:22
#186
 | 
Canada dennek 
their first match with magisk was in May. consider things before you start talking.
2019-01-14 20:27
maybe you should consider doing so, before telling me what to do :) hltv.org/matches/2319422/astralis-vs-ldl.. you will probably say that it wasnt on LAN so hltv.org/matches/2319665/astralis-vs-liq..
2019-01-14 20:30
#199
 | 
Canada dennek 
my bad.
2019-01-14 20:35
#200
 | 
Finland Jardeet 
yeah it is your bad. "consider things before you start talking."
2019-01-14 20:36
#201
 | 
Germany BfI 
+1
2019-01-14 20:37
#202
 | 
Germany Payynnkilla 
yeah it is your bad. "consider things before you start talking."
2019-01-14 20:37
#204
 | 
Germany BfI 
maybe apologize?
2019-01-14 20:37
#214
 | 
Canada dennek 
no i have no thoughts of apologizing to people who likes to argue.
2019-01-14 20:42
#217
 | 
Canada dennek 
you guys are addition in this comment.
2019-01-14 20:43
#226
 | 
Germany BfI 
such a sad human being you are
2019-01-14 20:50
#231
 | 
Finland Jardeet 
+1 he should apologise to you now too
2019-01-14 20:55
#232
 | 
Germany BfI 
i agree but seems like his parents havent taught him good manners
2019-01-14 21:00
#234
 | 
Canada dennek 
taught*
2019-01-14 20:59
#236
 | 
Germany BfI 
i was just editing it
2019-01-14 21:00
#240
 | 
Finland Jardeet 
that's not an apology..
2019-01-14 21:03
#243
 | 
Germany BfI 
i have to agree
2019-01-14 21:04
#247
 | 
Canada dennek 
i’m sorry bois.
2019-01-14 21:05
#249
 | 
Germany BfI 
thats not from deep down your heart. you need to apologize via vocaroo so I can hear if you are serious or not
2019-01-14 21:06
#253
 | 
Canada dennek 
follow my instagram i will post a video
2019-01-14 21:09
#255
 | 
Germany BfI 
i dont follow tier 2 people sorry mate
2019-01-14 21:11
#281
 | 
Canada dennek 
i have 2.5k followers on instagram.
2019-01-14 21:38
#282
 | 
Germany BfI 
oh sorry but i dont talk to tier 3 as well :/
2019-01-14 21:40
#290
 | 
Canada dennek 
u sound like a virgin. probably is.
2019-01-14 21:47
#296
 | 
Germany BfI 
i wonder how a virgin sounds and especially how you can read a sound. you aint the smartest snowflake around here, right? that comes if you arent taught good manners by your parents...
2019-01-14 21:51
#342
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
Late 2018? Do you even watch CS?
2019-01-14 23:46
Electronic was like the clear #4 for like 11/12 of the year hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2018-01..
2019-01-14 21:34
wtf
2019-01-14 20:11
underrated
2019-01-14 20:12
#143
 | 
Brazil Charizaldo 
deserved
2019-01-14 20:13
So fallen 6? Wtf
2019-01-14 20:14
fallen 2
2019-01-14 20:23
#150
TACO | 
Brazil thsGO_ 
Make the most of Astralis, because 2019 is MIBR.
2019-01-14 20:14
overrated very low impact fragger
2019-01-14 20:16
excuse me what the fuck
2019-01-14 20:16
Magisk over gla1ve lol.
2019-01-14 20:17
naf , electronic, simple, device, niko, dupreeh are remaining
2019-01-14 20:17
#160
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Ukraine Jorsh_labut 
Tell me, why everybody think that elec is better then NAF??? Naf has better stat on big events in 2018 and 2 more EVPs
2019-01-14 20:17
#162
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Singapore FallBlade 
Cant wait to see forsaken on the list
2019-01-14 20:19
#165
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CIS Tasselhoff 
A bit unexpected
2019-01-14 20:20
REFREZH IS 0VERRATED
2019-01-14 20:20
#181
shox | 
Latvia kebab_b 
+1
2019-01-14 20:24
#420
shox | 
Canada dB- 
He's apparently known as a "well known cheater" in the danish scene :/
2019-01-15 12:50
#522
ZywOo | 
Brazil reyaM 
+2
2019-01-15 22:40
6 is Dupreeh, the astralis chain
2019-01-14 20:21
should have been higher, cant believe electronic or NAF is in the top5
2019-01-14 20:21
#171
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United States Roseberg 
unexpected
2019-01-14 20:22
Naf
2019-01-14 20:22
not even worried. xantares will get the #1 spot, guaranteed.
2019-01-14 20:23
ok
2019-01-14 20:23
So either Tarik, NAF wont be here wtf is this. Tarik was an MVP major comeon. NAF>Magisk but still 5 astralis players here te first time in history of csgo 5 players from one team are in top 20 players wth
2019-01-14 20:24
#222
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India |sKy| 
Doesn't that defines how good that team is?
2019-01-14 20:46
#180
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Brazil Gunzel 
imo magisk deserved higher position
2019-01-14 20:24
#238
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Finland tetuan 
Magisk is the reason Astralis jumped one tier above everyone else.
2019-01-14 21:02
GG Magisk! Let's get a top-5 in 2019 ;)
2019-01-14 20:25
#241
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Bangladesh drvken 
no chance
2019-01-14 21:03
Ah common that's BS.. if he continue developing as he's been doing in 2018 then why the hell not?
2019-01-14 21:10
#265
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Bangladesh drvken 
umm gl but gonna be very very hard
2019-01-14 21:24
#184
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Brazil igster 
unexpected
2019-01-14 20:26
#185
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
unexpected
2019-01-14 20:27
#187
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Brazil Collee 
Similar stats to electronic and NAF. Almost the same rating and K/D at big events, only 3~4 less ADR, but team achievements difference is huge. At this point, it's pretty obvious team achievements and role don't matter to these rankings. If s1mple doesn't get #1 just stop doing them xd
2019-01-14 20:29
deserved
2019-01-14 20:30
#191
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Norway Phancy11 
Dupreeh above Magisk? I disagree.
2019-01-14 20:30
#211
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Brazil _Rhaegar_ 
Will be fantastic If he does not be top20
2019-01-14 20:40
why do ppl even say stupid shit like this? the remaining players are all but confirmed naf, dupreeh, electronic, niko dev1ce, s1mple (not in order)
2019-01-15 05:56
Should have been #6
2019-01-14 20:33
#198
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
6 eletronic 5 naf
2019-01-14 20:34
wtf
2019-01-14 20:37
#207
 | 
Brazil _Rhaegar_ 
Wtf
2019-01-14 20:39
#208
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Iceland caverat 
wtf hltv magisk > electronic from a navi fan
2019-01-14 20:39
#213
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Poland Hell2k 
not even close
2019-01-14 20:42
#216
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Iceland caverat 
i dont asked ur opinion
2019-01-14 20:42
i would not put in the top20 no electronic or naf. both is crap
2019-01-14 20:48
#434
f0rest | 
Belgium Qker 
Then you're not even a troll, u're just brain dead af ^^
2019-01-15 17:16
nt but scream is tier 10 player we dont give a fack on ur opinion
2019-01-15 18:48
#518
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
Where is vp in the rank 30 ? they exist or have they moved to England as many Poles do hahahhaahahha
2019-01-15 19:17
#215
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Poland Hell2k 
Magisk>naf and dupreeh
2019-01-14 20:42
#218
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Brazil Thovisk 
Pls hltv Magisk>>>>>Electronic Magisk>>>>>NAF
2019-01-14 20:43
Maybe HLTV specially underestimate
2019-01-14 20:51
overrated
2019-01-14 20:46
What the fuck... What! The fuck!!! Whatthefuckkk!! I don't belive! Fuck this game...
2019-01-14 20:49
S1mple top 1 confirmed lol
2019-01-14 20:58
Magisk should has been like top 4 loool and elec top 7 gahhaha
2019-01-14 20:59
Im not hating Electronic) he's really good player, and if he didn't get 7th place, so i hope he will be like #5
2019-01-14 22:09
Who will the next 7 be? s1mple device niko dupreeh maybe electronic and???
2019-01-14 21:02
if Dupreeh is 6th,Device is gonna get top 1 spot 100%.
2019-01-14 21:03
#248
ZywOo | 
Brazil reyaM 
OMG!! And the refrezh..... plus an indication.....WTF....ZYWOo is the name to 2k19!
2019-01-14 21:07
#250
kNgV- | 
Brazil cathory 
YOURE MY BOY MAGISK BOY!
2019-01-14 21:07
I remember when Magisk used to have like 50 viewers while streaming and now he's in top 10.
2019-01-14 21:09
#256
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Deserved nice improvement
2019-01-14 21:12
#257
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
The Best roaster switch in 2018, fire POWER,,,,,Danish CS in not here to TAKE PART, we are here to TAKE OVER.
2019-01-14 21:15
#259
zonic | 
Denmark mainz 
King of the pit!
2019-01-14 21:16
J O K E ps.0 brain skill the blondy
2019-01-14 21:19
6. Electronic 5. NAF 4. Dupreeh 3. Niko 2. S1mple 1. Dev1ce
2019-01-14 21:20
Deserved
2019-01-14 21:28
I am happy for this guy
2019-01-14 21:30
#273
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Me 2
2019-01-14 21:34
6 will be NAF 5 will be electronic 4 will be dupreeh 3 will be niko 2 will be device 1 will be s1mple
2019-01-14 21:34
#279
hye | 
Russia sosi 
* 5 dupreeh 4 niko 3 electronic
2019-01-14 21:38
#304
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Sweden Akoulad 
Electronic 3? Lmao
2019-01-14 21:55
electrolul
2019-01-14 22:06
#359
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Brazil Thovisk 
LMAO
2019-01-15 01:38
#1 DEVICE #2 s1mple #3 dupreeh #4 electronic #5 NiKo #6 NAF OMEGLULKEKENITY HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2019-01-14 22:31
#277
hye | 
Russia sosi 
NO WAY THIS RAT NAF NUMBER 6 AHHAHAHAHA
2019-01-14 21:38
+1 deserved
2019-01-14 21:42
I just dont see how they gonna rank niko, simple, naf, dupreh, electronic, device,
2019-01-14 21:43
#292
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
Read all the tekst, and you will just love this boy 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🥇
2019-01-14 21:48
wtf? he should have been higher than electronic i think..
2019-01-14 21:50
+1
2019-01-14 21:55
#364
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Spain elskio 
electronic farmed more in tier3 events that’s the only reason why he is above magisk. - Same be rating - 1 mvp vs 0 - 9 EVPs vs 7 - 10 be titles vs 3 And they concluded that electronic > magisk. OK
2019-01-15 01:48
Who's left then, device, simple, Niko, dupreeh, electronic, naf?
2019-01-14 21:53
yea
2019-01-14 21:55
If electronic > Magisk even though Magisk had more achievements and with literally almost the same stat, there will probably be no chance that Device > s1mple
2019-01-14 22:05
agree.
2019-01-14 22:07
#330
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Croatia Jack Russell 
+1
2019-01-14 22:46
Well electronic really looked like a top 5 player most of the year, so I can leave with him in front of Magisk but NAF should have behind him. At least we know NAF is next because there is no way he is in front of any of the remaining players.
2019-01-15 00:19
Yeah I agree, elec imo is top 4 but we'll see
2019-01-15 00:20
He could be he is basically switchable with dupreeh, who in my opinion should be #4. Yes electronic has a slightly better rating, but considering dupreeh is an entry + his enormous contribution to Astralis insane year ( not to mention his great ratings against top 5 and top 10 teams @BE ) he should get the nod. He had a stellar year and deserves to be just behind the big 3. But it looks like ( considering xyp and Magisk's rankings and the fact that all Astra players are in the top 20 ) that HLTV are kinda "auto-censoring" themselves to not be accused of favoritism.
2019-01-15 00:26
yeah, I think elec and dupreeh and even NAF to some degree is really close. However I'm giving elec the top 4 mainly because Dupreeh, Magisk did really well at the last second in their last tournament, the one in which both had like a 1.39 rating which significantly boosted their averages to Electronic's. For most of the year (11/12 months) Electronic was comfortably top 4! hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2018-01..
2019-01-15 00:29
#363
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Spain elskio 
Not only that, Magisk has one big event MVP, he has 9 EVPs and he also has 10 big titles, just lost to electronic because he has higher LAN rating lmao. Tier 3 events are the Key of top20 gg s1mple top1 btw
2019-01-15 01:45
I guess Magisk > elec in amount of awards but maybe HLTV can back it up by saying even though elec won less awards, his awards are worth more than for example Magisk's EVPs. If everyone on Astralis won an EVP for a tournament, wouldn't that make Magisk's EVP less impactful. He wasn't the main reason for success since you now all of Astralis did good. If he did average, they probably still win the event. If electronic put up the same number like Magisk or Dupreeh and he wins EVP, well his good showing was more crucial for Navi right, since what you have him and s1mple really. Not all MVP and EVP are worth the same so comparing who has more or less may not be the right approach. S1mple's 1.50+ performance MVP isn't worth the same as many of Device's "stolen" MVPs for example.
2019-01-15 01:54
#367
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Spain elskio 
Nice logic, I won 10 tournaments and i got almost all EVPs from these but what, you only had won 3 events and getting less EVPs than me but you‘re better because ur team is shit? Seems fair for loser team, maybe they deserve more by vote while they were losing hard. Nice humanism
2019-01-15 02:00
You are missing my point. Electronic is much more crucial for Navi's success than Magisk is for Astralis even though Navi has less success overall. My point was not all the awards are worth the same so comparing them quantitatively may not be the right approach.
2019-01-15 02:03
#371
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Spain elskio 
You‘re right only if Navi’s Achievements is close to Astralis, but not in this case. It‘s 10 vs 3 the difference is more than SK had won last year. Valde is a main hero of North of their achievements. Is Valde should be higher than electronic? not even close
2019-01-15 02:12
Well in terms of wins sure, but remember that HLTV looks at achievements not only as wins but in top 4 placings too (just not as important as wins) and in that regard the gap doesn't seem to be as big as originally thought. We can see they do take top 4 into consideration in the notable team achievement section for each player on the top 20 picture. All in all, with their achievements (Top 4) being comparable, I also mean that the 1.17 rating from electronic was much more important than say Magisk's 1.17. Navi needed elec's firepower more than Astralis's reliance on Magisk to achieve those top 4s this year. That may be why elec > Magisk this time around or who knows maybe even dupreeh, we'll see.
2019-01-15 02:23
#310
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Poland Krzych0a 
Simple n1
2019-01-14 22:06
no fucking way dupree better than magisk. magist should be on 5 right beside Naf
2019-01-14 22:06
#410
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Indonesia tsokai 
dupreeh IS better than magisk tf?
2019-01-15 09:26
like astralis got dominant after magisk got in. dupree is a good player but that boy is the devil
2019-01-15 12:45
trash
2019-01-14 22:07
#316
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Albania laczyslaw 
deserved
2019-01-14 22:11
#317
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Europe Vallon2 
Completely diserved.
2019-01-14 22:16
overrated
2019-01-14 22:24
NAF better than Magisk ? AAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH
2019-01-14 22:28
#322
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Europe Shingy 
6. NAF 5. electronic 4. dupreeh 3. NiKo 2. s1mple 1. device probably
2019-01-14 22:29
#332
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United States Raptorial 
Switch 1 and 2
2019-01-14 22:58
#329
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Palestine Xpicyy 
Deserved to be in top 5 tbh, but WP
2019-01-14 22:39
Well deserved, magic power
2019-01-14 23:02
Here is the conspiracy. They placed Xyp9x and Magisk lower than they should have been in and to even it out Device will be #1 this year. Ez prediction
2019-01-14 23:04
+++ The same thoughts, I think that they will put Dupreeh on 4 or 5
2019-01-15 00:04
#361
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Spain elskio 
Nahhh they are actually doing something “big” Navi 2 players in top5 and Astralis only 1. Let‘s see
2019-01-15 01:41
Naf will be 6th So Dupreeh and device top5
2019-01-15 02:51
#336
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
should be higher
2019-01-14 23:07
Naf 6 Electronic 5
2019-01-14 23:12
"biased danish site" OMEGALUL
2019-01-14 23:23
Really poor top 20 so far... Magisk should be top 5
2019-01-14 23:43
ok he is good but where is Snatchie?
2019-01-15 00:04
He should have been in front of NAF FLY
2019-01-15 00:17
#355
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Denmark resolut 
BUT... BUT... hltv is biased to danes...
2019-01-15 00:55
#360
 | 
Spain elskio 
hltv is biased to Navi sadly
2019-01-15 01:40
6. Electronic 5.Naf 4. Dupreeh 3. Niko 2. Simple 1. Device
2019-01-15 01:16
#369
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Turkey co1R 
could be in top 5. he's definitely deserve it
2019-01-15 02:05
play for astralul,win 9 tier-1 trophies + 10th major,be 7 best player in the world in hltv ranking // i wonder what would happen if kjerbye was still there
2019-01-15 02:38
6. Naf 5.Electronic 4.Dupreeh 3.dev1ce 2. Niko 1. s1mple
2019-01-15 02:36
#377
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Mongolia tuvshuudri 
Magisk the Magic golden boy
2019-01-15 02:54
Nice
2019-01-15 03:31
#382
CeRq | 
Mongolia ariguun 
Great player.
2019-01-15 04:15
Deserved
2019-01-15 05:43
Please this top 20 list doesn't neccessarily follow your idea about ranking. Just stop fucking shit talking about NAF >< Magisk. Sometimes you cant compare people in different teams, different situations. BUT S1MPLE NO.1 no doubt. device is good but doesnt deserve no.1.
2019-01-15 05:54
expected, ez prediction
2019-01-15 06:08
6. NAF - Best NA Player right now i guess 5. electronic - super star overshadowed by S1mple 4. Dupreeh - Best Entry Fragger right now 3. Niko - His aim is godly otherwise he's a choker 2. Dev1ce - Not a flashy playstyle that's why people say he is overrated but he is not if you look at his stats(people are just blown away by flashy plays and highlights...at the end of the day consistency matters) 1. S1mple - Godly Aim , Just needs a better team(electronic is gr8,flamie works....they should kick edward and zeus)
2019-01-15 06:47
#513
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Russia Ilyichee 
Kick Zeus? Srlsy? One of the best IGL in the world ;)
2019-01-15 18:42
#401
Xyp9x | 
India punzzaa 
6.ChrisJ 5.NAF FLY 4.electronic 3.dupreeh 2.dev1ce 1.s1mple Prove me wrong.
2019-01-15 07:29
chrisJ LOL!!! NiKo out of top3 OMEGALUL what even is this list?
2019-01-15 11:04
#408
 | 
Denmark sla1ve 
magisk > s1mple
2019-01-15 09:21
#412
 | 
United Kingdom munt_ 
flag checks out
2019-01-15 09:54
#431
 | 
Brazil _mith 
Stupid
2019-01-15 17:06
#409
 | 
Indonesia tsokai 
rip kjaerbye lolololololol
2019-01-15 09:24
No one cares
2019-01-15 10:37
#418
shox | 
India iejesus 
;hmm
2019-01-15 12:18
XD
2019-01-15 12:54
If he aint nr1 by 2020 ill be an arab👌👌👌😂
2019-01-15 13:45
Deserved to be in the TOP 5
2019-01-15 16:19
#430
 | 
Brazil _mith 
No coments
2019-01-15 17:05
Well I'm expected top 5 for sure, but congrats on a great season Magisk
2019-01-15 17:37
#436
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Brazil sprk1 
congratz tomato
2019-01-15 18:11
#516
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
ez for tomato
2019-01-15 18:53
The amount this man has improved over the last few years is astonishing, wasn't that long ago he was kicked from North.
2019-01-15 20:00
#520
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Spain BlaNcoW 
I miss Optic EU :(
2019-01-15 20:01
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