Top 20 players of 2018: s1mple (1)

Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev takes the No.1 spot in our top 20 ranking of 2018, powered by EGB.com, after a historic year in which he was ahead of the pack by almost every metric and hit peak levels never witnessed before.

Top 20 players of 2018: Introduction

s1mple’s rise to stardom began in early 2014, when he played at the Voronezh Cup, an $8,300 tournament with some quality CIS sides in attendance, including an HR.mix led by Kirill "⁠ANGE1⁠" Karasiow. s1mple, then only 16 years old, was a key part of the Hashtag team that won the tournament over 97club, averaging a 1.13 rating, still a fair distance away from teammate Georgi "⁠WorldEdit⁠" Yaskin, who had a tournament-high 1.24 rating.

With that success, s1mple understood that he was destined to become a professional player, but he only embraced a career in esports closer to the end of the year. In September, HellRaisers came knocking as they sought a replacement for Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev, with s1mple earning a permanent spot on the team after impressing as a stand-in in FACEIT League Season 2.

s1mple at his first international event, ESWC 2014

In his first months as a full HellRaisers, s1mple helped the team to a second-place finish at the Game Show Season 1 Finals and to playoff appearances at ESWC 2014 and at the DreamHack Winter Major, ending the year with a 1.11 LAN rating. Still, he found himself out of the team just two weeks into 2015 due to his ESL ban, which would rule him out of two of the three Majors that were held that year, and his controversial on-stream remarks about German people.

s1mple was not out of action for long, though, as just 24 hours after being removed from HellRaisers he was recruited by dAT, reuniting with Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy and WorldEdit. It was in that team, who signed for FlipSid3 Tactics in February, that s1mple had the opportunity to announce himself to the world, with the young Ukrainian putting in incredible numbers at every LAN event, despite the team’s shortcomings.

That summer, s1mple’s hot temper would get the best of him as he announced on Social Media that he would not play again for FlipSid3 Tactics following the team’s semi-final exit at ESWC, which they attended with Spencer "⁠Hiko⁠" Martin as a stand-in, venting his frustration at the number of mistakes that his teammates made.

After a brief time with Evolution, s1mple jumped at the chance to compete on LAN again as he joined HellRaisers ahead of the DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015 Major Qualifier, where he was once again a one-man army, averaging a 1.28 rating despite the team finishing in 9th-12th place, outside the qualification zone. After that event, HellRaisers announced that they had been unsuccessful in their attempt to sign s1mple on a permanent basis, with FlipSid3 Tactics releasing the player shortly afterward.

s1mple's stock rose while with Liquid

s1mple was at the centre of one of the biggest transfer moves in early 2016 as he moved to North America to compete with Liquid, whom he would lead to a semi-final run at MLG Columbus with a 1.17 rating, 12% higher than the team's average, and a 1.47 impact. Things seemed to be looking up for the Ukrainian youngster, but he stepped down from the roster in April due to homesickness and issues with his role in the squad, with the player expressing his wish to continue his career in Europe.

He ended up returning to Liquid for two final events, the ECS Season 1 Finals and the ESL One Cologne Major, helping the squad to a grand final appearance at the latter event - the highest finish for a North American squad at a Major until Cloud9's triumph in Boston, almost two years later.

Shortly after the Major, s1mple put an end to speculation about his future as he signed for Natus Vincere, replacing captain and longtime member Danylo "⁠Zeus⁠" Teslenko on the roster. A first-place finish at ESL One New York, which earned s1mple his first MVP medal, and a semi-final run at EPICENTER were the only high points of the last four months of the year, but that did not prevent the Ukrainian from being named the fourth best player of 2016 thanks to his fragging prowess (0.82 kills per round) and damage output (112.9 ADR in his teams’ round wins).

2017 had more bad times than good for s1mple and Na`Vi

2017 wound up being another frustrating year for s1mple as the team's struggles often prevented him from competing in the latter stages of the Big Events. Natus Vincere frequently crashed out of tournaments in the first round of the playoffs, only twice making the semi-finals of Big Events, at StarSeries Season 3 and ESL One Cologne.

A Swiss stage exit at PGL Major Krakow, despite s1mple putting in a 1.43 rating, proved to be the final straw as the team reunited with Zeus with hopes of rediscovering some magic after Denis "⁠seized⁠" Kostin had grown frustrated in the in-game leader role. Na`Vi’s streak of early exits continued even after the change, though, ending the year with just one title - at the medium-sized DreamHack Winter, after having replaced seized with Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov.

s1mple ended the year on a high note, with an MVP medal on top of the DreamHack trophy after averaging a stunning 1.52 rating, but he still had to settle for the eighth spot in the top 20 ranking due to his low impact in the knockout stages of Big Events. Still, the player’s heroics in Jönköping provided a fitting appetiser for the dominant year that he would enjoy in 2018.

"My main goal always was and remains be to become the best team in the world, the rest is unimportant. I understand that any practice will yield fruits and will help me in situations where I need to win a round for my team."

Ukraines1mple
2018 LAN tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
EL Major 2018
(3-4th)
1.23 (2nd, +7%) 81.8 0.81 0.62 1.25 77.4%
StarSeries S4
(2nd)
1.32 (1st, +24%) 85.7 0.85 0.60 1.54 72.1% MVP
DHM Marseille 2018
(2nd)
1.52 (1st, +29%) 99.4 1.00 0.60 1.63 82.2% MVP
EPL S7 Finals
(3-4th)
1.19 (2nd, +9%) 80.7 0.80 0.62 1.15 73.0%
StarSeries S5
(1st)
1.40 (1st, +23%) 91.6 0.94 0.61 1.51 76.5% MVP
CAC 2018
(1st)
1.23 (1st, +11%) 81.1 0.84 0.62 1.33 73.0% MVP
ESL One Cologne 2018
(1st)
1.37 (1st, +20%) 87.0 0.90 0.58 1.44 76.9% MVP
EL Premier 2018
(3-4th)
1.19 (1st, +11%) 81.6 0.76 0.58 1.06 74.3%
DH Masters Stockholm
(5-8th)
1.34 (1st, +26%) 89.7 0.85 0.59 1.38 74.6%
FACEIT Major 2018
(2nd)
1.34 (2nd, +14%) 84.2 0.81 0.56 1.33 81.6% EVP
ESL One NY 2018
(5-6th)
1.28 (1st, +21%) 85.2 0.82 0.61 1.33 75.7%
EPICENTER 2018
(2nd)
1.45 (1st, +30%) 91.4 0.94 0.53 1.54 76.3% EVP
BLAST Copenhagen
(1st)
1.43 (1st, +23%) 94.4 0.97 0.57 1.45 78.2% MVP
IEM Chicago 2018
(13-16th)
1.27 (1st, +41%) 85.4 0.86 0.67 1.39 76.5%
EPL S8 Finals
(5-6th)
1.30 (1st, +26%) 84.4 0.84 0.58 1.27 77.7% EVP
BLAST Lisbon
(2nd)
1.22 (1st, +27%) 82.5 0.83 0.62 1.31 70.6% EVP
5%+ above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

The year began for Natus Vincere with the ELEAGUE Major, where s1mple put in a 1.52 rating in the New Challengers Stage to help the team progress to the last-16 stage, with the Ukrainian side only pulling through in the fifth round after recording losses to FaZe and mousesports.

Na`Vi sent packing by FaZe in Boston

A 5-16 defeat to Gambit in their opening match in the New Legends Stage spelled trouble for Na`Vi, but the team bounced back and booked a playoff spot with a 3-1 record following convincing victories over BIG, Liquid and fnatic. s1mple was by then the team's best player, but his level dropped considerably in the playoffs as he struggled to make an impact against Quantum Bellator Fire and FaZe. In the end, his 1.08 playoff rating saw him miss out on a spot among the EVPs, with teammate Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev making the cut on account of his dominant quarter-final showing.

"This was our first large event with electronic. We knew it would be hard to win it, and that there were a lot of teams that deserved to raise the trophy more than us. We tried to find our game, which proved to be difficult – I recall how in the New Challengers stage we were winning and losing with large round differences and could not understand what our issue was, but, regardless, the event gave us a big boost. It was at this event that we realised that Denis (electronic) needed a new role."

After the Major came the StarSeries Season 4 and DreamHack Masters Marseille, two bittersweet tournaments for s1mple, who was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of both competitions. The Ukrainian player looked disappointed as he exhibited his MVP medals, though, as Natus Vincere had to settle for second place after losing to mousesports in Kiev and Astralis in Marseille.

s1mple ended StarSeries with the joint-highest rating (1.32) and an impressive 19 above-average rated maps in 22, 13 of those with ratings higher than 1.30. In the end, it was his impressive grand final performance (1.56 rating, +37 KDD) that earned him the MVP over one of the winning players - something uncommon at the time but that would happen again just a month later.

No smile as s1mple exhibits his DH Masters Marseille medal

The Ukrainian prodigy raised his game to an even higher level in Marseille with a 1.52 rating, his career-best at a Big Event. He ended eight of the ten maps that he played with ratings higher than 1.30, leading 12 stats charts besides rating, including damage per round (99.4), kills per round (1.00), rounds with at least one kill (62.8%) and opening frags per round (0.18).

"Yes, it was really disappointing not to win, the individual accolades are nothing compared to a trophy. StarLadder was the more frustrating event as we made a comeback on the second map, then gave away the 30th round at a 15-14 scoreline. We felt that we were ready to win the tournament, but it seems it wasn’t our time then.

The next event on the calendar was the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, where Natus Vincere went out in the semi-finals after losing to Liquid. s1mple impressed in the group stage with four 1.25+ rated maps, but, just like at the Major, his low playoff rating (0.94) cost him an EVP mention.

The StarSeries S5 trophy and MVP medal put a smile on s1mple's face

StarSeries Season 5 marked the beginning of a streak of titles for Natus Vincere - and of MVP awards for s1mple. Back in Kiev, a now smiling s1mple proudly showed his medal after his team had defeated NRG 2-0 in the final, in which he had averaged a team-leading 1.47 rating. The 21-year-old finished the tournament with a 1.40 rating, 23% higher than Na`Vi's average, a 91.6 ADR and 12 maps in 19 with ratings higher than 1.30+.

"It was a difficult tournament, I remember playing against SK until 4 in the morning. We felt we were gaining form bit by bit and that everything was becoming clearer in our game. The most difficult matchup was against mouz on Mirage - I think that electronic and Edward saved the match when they clutched a 2v5 situation with Deagles and brought the team back in line.

After StarSeries came the CS:GO Asia Championships, the only non-Big Event that Na`Vi attended in 2018. With four below-average-rated maps in 10, s1mple did not hit the same heights that he had at his previous MVP tournaments (1.23 rating, 1.10 in the playoffs), but he still came out on top of a very close race with Adil "⁠ScreaM⁠" Benrlitom and Paweł "⁠byali⁠" Bieliński for the medal.

ESL One Cologne was the final event of Na`Vi's winning streak and the one that established the team as a serious threat to Astralis' aspiration to create an era in Counter-Strike. The Ukrainians endured a slow start to the tournament as they were sent to the group's lower bracket by G2 but still managed to make it through to the playoffs after beating Gambit, Cloud9 and ENCE, with s1mple averaging a 1.47 rating before the single-elimination bracket.

s1mple lifts the ESL One Cologne trophy

In the playoffs, s1mple was outshined by flamie in the victory over fnatic (1.45 rating) and by electronic in the wins over Astralis (1.21) and BIG (1.26), but he still blew away the opposition in the MVP race by a significant margin after leading six key stats, including rating (1.37), KDD (+142), kills per round (0.90) and percentage of rounds with at least one kill (56.1%).

"I knew that we needed to continue working in order to reach Astralis’ level. I understood that our individual performances were better, but they always had better cohesiveness and more work hours. After three consecutive tournament victories, we felt confident in ourselves as a team.

Riding the wave after those three victories, Natus Vincere seemed to be at the top of the world, but ELEAGUE Premier brought them back to reality. s1mple led the charge in the team's series victories over fnatic and mousesports, but he was inconsequential in the semi-final defeat to Liquid, in which he was barely above average (1.01 rating).

The summer break brought with it a poor version of Na`Vi as the team gave an appalling account of themselves at DreamHack Masters Stockholm. Once again, the Ukrainians were caught 'sleeping' in their first match, losing to Ghost in overtime. This time around, there would be no magical turn of form half way through the tournament as Na`Vi had to work extremely hard to make it out of the groups before being crushed by eventual champions North in the grand final, with s1mple's 1.34 rating not enough to warrant an EVP mention.

"We had certain personal issues that meant we couldn’t get good, solid preparation for Stockholm and the Major. This was a particularly frustrating moment in 2018, as the Major was the most important tournament for all teams involved. I was very worried about our results.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Natus Vincere came back swinging at the FACEIT Major, reaching the playoffs with only one defeat to their name, in a 30-round opening game against Astralis. That was still the first of four 1.30+ rated maps by s1mple in the New Legends stage, with the 21-year-old ranking third for rating before the start of the playoffs (1.42).

s1mple says Na`Vi should have prepared better for the Major

s1mple remained incredibly prolific in the single-elimination bracket, leading his team against MIBR after being tied with Ioann "⁠Edward⁠" Sukhariev at the top of the scoreboard against BIG. However, he was Na`Vi's second-worst rated player in the grand final against Astralis, which brought his playoff rating down to 1.28 and ranked him second among the EVPs, behind teammate electronic.

"I remember the worries of each player, and my own, which prevented us from playing our game [against Astralis]. We were dissatisfied with a second-place finish and we knew we could play better; however, I always look at it from a different perspective, I say: 'They deserved it more'. They put in more work and achieved their goal.

"This was my worst memory, because I feel that we could, and should have, prepared and played better.

Na`Vi continued to show their ability to blow hot and cold as they crashed out of ESL One New York following back-to-back defeats to Gambit, with a victory over a fnatic side attending the event with a stand-in offering little solace to Zeus' men. s1mple continued to thrive despite the team's woes, ending the tournament with a 1.28 rating, a +38KDD and an 85.2 ADR.

Back in the CIS for EPICENTER, Natus Vincere showed that they meant business as they topped Group A after beating
HellRaisers and FaZe, with s1mple boasting a tournament-high 1.55 group stage rating. The 21-year-old proceeded to destroy AVANGAR in the semi-finals with a whopping 1.52 rating (his closest teammate being flamie at 1.09) and held his own in the grand final against FaZe with the team's only-above average rating, 1.12, which was, however, not enough to prevent the European mixture from running out 2-0 winners.

s1mple disappointed that he did not win EPICENTER

s1mple ended up losing the MVP race to Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač, admitting afterwards that he was "pretty sure" that he had deserved the medal in Moscow after finishing all but two of the nine maps that he played with 1.30+ ratings and leading eight stats charts, most notably rating (1.45), KDD (+93), ADR (91.4), AWP kills per round (0.50) and success in opening duels (66.7%).

"It was frustrating not to win EPICENTER. I thought that we had the highest chance of winning the tournament, seeing that FaZe had had a small decline, but we lost the tournament due to psychological reasons, again.

BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen looked to be Astralis' to lose, but the Danes did not even make the final after losing two matches in the round-robin stage, with Na`Vi and NiP both progressing to the best-of-three title decider. s1mple was the team's second-best player in the 2-0 victory over the Swedes behind electronic, but he still claimed the MVP medal - his sixth and final of the year - after leading ten stats categories, including rating (1.43), damage per round (94.4), kills per round (0.97) and opening duel success (62.9%).

"The best moment of the year was our victory at BLAST in Denmark. When we arrived I told my team: 'We may have lost EPICENTER, but take a look at this trophy, the fans, this tournament. It’s a lot more pleasant to hoist the trophy here', and so we did. I was genuinely happier than after Cologne.

s1mple says that winning BLAST Copenhagen was his best memory of 2018

After the triumph in Copenhagen came one of the lowest points of the year for Na`Vi, who bowed out of IEM Chicago after just two matches following surprise losses to eUnited and BIG, and were dismantled by mousesports and Liquid in their top-six run at the ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals. Na`Vi's struggles did not keep s1mple from posting a 1.27 rating in Chicago - a sensational 41% higher than the team's average - and from making the EVP list in Odense after posting the third-highest rating overall, 1.30.

"We had conversations about it and came to the conclusion that our schedule was off. A bootcamp followed by three consecutive tournaments is just too much for any team. People didn’t have enough time to relax and spend time with their family. We were all exhausted.

Na`Vi brought the curtain down on 2018 with another grand final appearance, at BLAST Pro Series Lisbon. s1mple led the team to the title decider with 1.20+ ratings in the three victories in the round robin stage, and followed that up with a solid performance on Overpass against Astralis with a 1.61 rating. However, as the Danes took control of proceedings on the next two maps, Cache and Dust2, s1mple's rating began to decrease, with the Ukrainian forced to settle for the second spot on the EVP list, behind Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen, making it the ninth time that he was among the best players at a Big Event in 2018.

Why was s1mple the best player of 2018?

s1mple's numbers speak for themselves and leave no room for debate as to who deserved to sit at the top of the ranking. He was by far the highest-rated player of 2018 at Big Events (1.34), standing out in practically every way and on both sides, averaging the best T-side rating (1.34) and the second-best CT-side rating (1.33).

The Ukrainian prodigy was ranked first for frags (0.87 kills per round), damage (87.4) and KDD (+1107), and had the third-lowest deaths per round ratio (0.59). He was simultaneously the best at opening up rounds, boasting the highest opening kills per round ratio at 0.14 and the highest opening duel success at 64.9%, and the second-best at closing them when left alone, racking up 75 clutches, only two fewer than Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth.

s1mple had no match in terms of consistency, however you look at it: round-to-round (76.0% KAST), map-to-map (86.5% of maps with above-average ratings) and event-to-event (1.19+ ratings at every tournament).

s1mple: I have not hit my peak

It is important to note that s1mple maintained a very high level in the latter stages of tournaments with a 1.30 playoff rating and a 1.27 Big Event final rating, both of which the highest of any player in the world.

For his efforts, he collected six MVP medals and was named the EVP on four occasions. That is not the most in 2018, but he made up for the "lack" of individual awards with the sheer dominance he exerted during his peak performances, namely at DreamHack Masters Marseille, StarSeries Seasons 4 and 5, and ESL One Cologne, as well as with his overall high base level of form. This can be seen from the fact that his worst events would be among the best for most of the contenders who made the top 20 in 2018.

All in all, it was a historic year that likely ranks as the best ever by any player in Counter-Strike history in a calendar year, and that could not have been recognised in any other way than with the No.1 spot in this ranking.

"My main goal is to be a part of history. If every player reminds themselves of their goal and pursue it, then nothing or no one can stop them.

"I am sure that I have not hit my peak and that I can play better. I know what I need to work on and I am doing so."

Bold prediction

s1mple was far from bold in his prediction as he tipped Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş to make the top 20 for the first time in his career following his recent high-profile move to BIG.

Turkey Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş:

"The easiest answer, which I am not sure why no one else picked - XANTARES. He’s not a new player, but he has impressed not only you, but also me, which is rare."

This was our Top 20 players of 2018 ranking, powered by EGB.com. Take a look at the Introduction article to learn more about how the players were picked.

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1252
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1656
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1259
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1291
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1402
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1223
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1728
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
970
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1675
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1430
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1650
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1328
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Justice is here, s1mple top1!
2019-01-20 20:01
EZ FOR THE BEST PLAYER TO EVER TOUCH COUNTERSTRIKE. HE IS THE GOAT.
2019-01-20 20:02
S1mple The Undertaker: Chapter 5
2019-01-20 20:02
s1mple the bot
2019-01-20 20:03
#305
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Bulgaria POLGARIA
Great job! What a great year, s1mple! Where are the device fans now?
2019-01-20 20:03
#315
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Spain JustNo
best
2019-01-20 20:03
ggez
2019-01-20 20:03
the best
2019-01-20 20:04
lol no majors
2019-01-20 20:05
#470
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Sweden herb
well deserved
2019-01-20 20:06
+1
2019-01-20 20:06
EZ 4 MY BOY
2019-01-20 20:08
Name checks out
2019-01-20 20:10
#590
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Czech Republic Onhav
Guys, buy s1mple stickers, they are going up.
2019-01-20 20:13
#news1mple
2019-01-29 00:55
GODS1MPLE
2019-01-20 20:20
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2019-01-20 20:30
Slava Ukrajini
2019-01-20 20:09
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2019-01-20 20:06
Sign this petition to get happy2major unbanned hltv.org/forums/threads/1966116/happy-2-..
2019-01-20 20:14
lol xantares
2019-01-20 20:04
#452
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Sweden xodec
s#1mple
2019-01-20 20:05
Device fans mad af crying lul
2019-01-20 20:04
#721
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Netherlands ZoMilan
Right above your comment
2019-01-20 20:29
#1085
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United States Les_b00n
they all salty af
2019-01-21 03:16
Here i am
2019-01-21 14:24
ez from s1mple
2019-01-20 20:03
S1mple still 0 major Device 2 major #1 Device #2 S1mple
2019-01-20 20:08
lol, just cry ;D
2019-01-20 20:14
cry is free lmao
2019-01-20 20:15
We talk about individual statisticians, not team achievments)
2019-01-20 20:17
Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev takes the No.1 spot in our top 20 ranking of 2018, powered by EGB.com, after a historic year in which he was ahead of the pack by almost every metric and hit peak levels never witnessed before. s1mple's numbers speak for themselves and leave no room for debate as to who deserved to sit at the top of the ranking. He was by far the highest-rated player of 2018 at Big Events (1.34), standing out in practically every way and on both sides, averaging the best T-side rating (1.34) and the second-best CT-side rating (1.33). The Ukrainian prodigy was ranked first for frags (0.87 kills per round), damage (87.4) and KDD (+1107), and had the third-lowest deaths per round ratio (0.59). He was simultaneously the best at opening up rounds, boasting the highest opening kills per round ratio at 0.14 and the highest opening duel success at 64.9%, and the second-best at closing them when left alone, racking up 75 clutches, only two fewer than Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth. s1mple had no match in terms of consistency, however you look at it: round-to-round (76.0% KAST), map-to-map (86.5% of maps with above-average ratings) and event-to-event (1.19+ ratings at every tournament). It is important to note that s1mple maintained a very high level in the latter stages of tournaments with a 1.30 playoff rating and a 1.27 Big Event final rating, both of which the highest of any player in the world. For his efforts, he collected six MVP medals and was named the EVP on four occasions. That is not the most in 2018, but he made up for the "lack" of individual awards with the sheer dominance he exerted during his peak performances, namely at DreamHack Masters Marseille, StarSeries Seasons 4 and 5, and ESL One Cologne, as well as with his overall high base level of form. This can be seen from the fact that his worst events would be among the best for most of the contenders who made the top 20 in 2018. All in all, it was a historic year that likely ranks as the best ever by any player in Counter-Strike history in a calendar year, and that could not have been recognised in any other way than with the No.1 spot in this ranking.
2019-01-20 20:18
+1
2019-01-21 10:33
According to your logic: Flusha and JW 3 major Device only 2 1 Flusha 2 JW 3 Device The most stupid logic I ever see. Simple is better than passive device in every aspect of the game, realized it.
2019-01-20 20:22
flusha > device, did you start watch cs yesterday ?
2019-01-21 22:43
+1
2019-01-21 23:43
You are retard, he is said about stupid logic of guy who crying about device not first, only this
2019-01-23 15:19
saying about someone stupid logic with argument of stupid logic well, you are russian and even ukrainian autism is more smarter than random ruski, so have a nice day, infernal1iq
2019-01-23 19:58
what? it was like example of stupid logic from Ukrainian boy you know. It really like this :) sorry
2019-01-23 20:05
gosh ><" next time reply to right person, and try not to offend other ppl have a nice day
2019-01-23 20:08
Oh sorry for my bad English :( I wanted to write that Ukrainian boy wrote an example, which presents a stupid logic. This example shows that players can't be judged only by MAJORS, without taking other factors, and the Danish guy didn't write any other criteria except MAJORS. Isn't that stupid???
2019-01-23 21:55
Cry is free ecolai
2019-01-20 20:23
#715
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Portugal QA_Ew
change your name!! and go learn sometihng about cs go
2019-01-20 20:29
s1mple's numbers speak for themselves and leave no room for debate as to who deserved to sit at the top of the ranking. He was by far the highest-rated player of 2018 at Big Events (1.34), standing out in practically every way and on both sides, averaging the best T-side rating (1.34) and the second-best CT-side rating (1.33). The Ukrainian prodigy was ranked first for frags (0.87 kills per round), damage (87.4) and KDD (+1107), and had the third-lowest deaths per round ratio (0.59). He was simultaneously the best at opening up rounds, boasting the highest opening kills per round ratio at 0.14 and the highest opening duel success at 64.9%, and the second-best at closing them when left alone, racking up 75 clutches, only two fewer than Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth. s1mple had no match in terms of consistency, however you look at it: round-to-round (76.0% KAST), map-to-map (86.5% of maps with above-average ratings) and event-to-event (1.19+ ratings at every tournament).
2019-01-20 20:35
If you guys Think hes that Good just remember 0 i repeat 0 Majors Device has 2 majors 1 gran slam And won more in a calender year then S1mple Will his entire career.. Theman Themyth Thelegend #1Device #Tothestars
2019-01-20 20:55
Yes device have won the majors and grand slam WITH TEAM, think simple with all players in top 20, ehat destuction it would be, astralis is one of the best teams all time in counter strike, but s1mple is one of the best players in world of all time, team statics doesnt mean a shit to device when he haves the best team to win everything.
2019-01-20 21:17
#978
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
Astralis best team, but S1mple is the best player...as "s1mple" as that ;)
2019-01-20 22:38
you can't even type in correct english words, why would anyone listen to a joker like you?
2019-01-20 23:58
#890
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China bigshabi
lmao just crying like a joker
2019-01-20 21:21
Cry Danish shit ha ha
2019-01-20 21:55
First major was a carry by kjaerbye, cry is free.
2019-01-20 23:23
hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7998/s1mp.. cry is free. Btw, pronax 3 major, so pronax > dev2ce?
2019-01-21 04:30
#1201
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Ukraine |s1mple
lul This is an individual reward, and his major brush to his ass
2019-01-21 14:39
And?
2019-01-23 18:57
#1280
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Turkey em1e
who bot !!
2019-01-25 14:15
Undeserved af, hltv just wants to show they are not biased
2019-01-20 20:03
#480
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France Axpie
LUL rekt
2019-01-20 20:06
U racist
2019-01-20 20:08
simple's stats is beter dev2ce
2019-01-20 20:11
S1mple 0 majors S1mple 0 Gran slams S1mple didtn win 10 Tier 1 tours S1mple wins shit 0 and ends on top lol
2019-01-20 20:16
its not a team ranking
2019-01-20 20:20
Are you stupid? It's top of the best individual play
2019-01-20 20:20
and? s1mple>dev2ce accept this little fanboy
2019-01-20 20:26
#773
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Denmark devexCS
Dev1ce always wins 1v1 against simple
2019-01-20 20:38
never
2019-01-20 22:12
Proof? Stewpid cry is free
2019-01-20 23:33
Proof, idiot
2019-01-27 13:29
It's player's individual rank, not who won more with his team.
2019-01-20 20:36
#1042
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Sweden ConaN007
Still s1mple > Device.. dumbo
2019-01-21 00:30
It's a personal ranking, you idiot.
2019-01-21 00:30
u dumb faggots cant understant diff between good team and good player !
2019-01-21 05:35
stop using the f word ya cunt
2019-01-21 08:21
another faggot spotted XD noob dev2ce fans crying all over again !
2019-01-22 17:08
Fucks given 0
2019-01-21 09:48
Fan of who checks out
2019-01-20 20:23
s1mple's numbers speak for themselves and leave no room for debate as to who deserved to sit at the top of the ranking. He was by far the highest-rated player of 2018 at Big Events (1.34), standing out in practically every way and on both sides, averaging the best T-side rating (1.34) and the second-best CT-side rating (1.33). The Ukrainian prodigy was ranked first for frags (0.87 kills per round), damage (87.4) and KDD (+1107), and had the third-lowest deaths per round ratio (0.59). He was simultaneously the best at opening up rounds, boasting the highest opening kills per round ratio at 0.14 and the highest opening duel success at 64.9%, and the second-best at closing them when left alone, racking up 75 clutches, only two fewer than Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth. s1mple had no match in terms of consistency, however you look at it: round-to-round (76.0% KAST), map-to-map (86.5% of maps with above-average ratings) and event-to-event (1.19+ ratings at every tournament).
2019-01-20 20:36
undeniable best
2019-01-20 20:03
EASY FOR THE GODLIKE WARRIOR ALEXANDR KOSTYLIEV AKA S1MPLE
2019-01-20 20:03
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
#457
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Sweden L1SKER
I've followed him since the begining, and it's incredible to see how far he has reached. The in-game awarness, the skill, the aggressiveness, and of course, the ability to carry the team to victory, this was more than deserved.
2019-01-20 20:06
NO DESERVE
2019-01-20 20:02
not rly
2019-01-20 20:02
The only real GOAT
2019-01-20 20:02
gratz bro
2019-01-20 20:02
#242
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Brazil Whillpull
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
I TOLD YOU DEV2CE FANBOYS I TOLD YOU HAHAHAHA
2019-01-20 20:03
+1
2019-01-20 21:21
EZ
2019-01-20 20:03
#472
 | 
Russia Ferrrule
ez
2019-01-20 20:06
#485
 | 
United States Michigun
wowers
2019-01-20 20:06
Markeloff is the beat thing that happened in CS, without him cs would be death.
2019-01-20 20:14
why are u talking about f0rest?
2019-01-20 20:19
nt lol Zeus > S1mple Zeus_1_major_s0mple_0_majors
2019-01-20 20:33
Look at all these newfags above, best CS players ever my ass.
2019-01-20 21:09
agreed him and his 0 majors..
2019-01-20 21:24
+1, it was a bit of a shame that I was playing CS during the announcement.
2019-01-20 21:36
OMEGALUL 0 majors
2019-01-20 22:14
MIBR FANGAY CRYING XAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2019-01-20 22:51
+1 that team needs disband
2019-01-20 23:31
BTW MIBR IS OVERRATED
2019-01-21 10:52
Justice for s1mple
2019-01-20 20:02
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
#118
 | 
Brazil hava
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
#129
 | 
Poland Aloes
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
YES CRY DEVICE FANS
2019-01-20 20:02
SANEK BOG
2019-01-20 20:02
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
Thank hltv gods
2019-01-20 20:02
yes
2019-01-20 20:02
GJ MISTER
2019-01-20 20:02
THE BEST PLAYER IN THE FUCKING WORLD
2019-01-20 20:02
EZ
2019-01-20 20:02
#266
 | 
Finland nikezu2
+1
2019-01-20 20:02
Hey from liquid.
2019-01-20 20:02
#273
 | 
Germany Vini_1337
ez for the goat
2019-01-20 20:02
Thank mr hltv
2019-01-20 20:03
#288
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Lithuania Mzeris
WOOOOO
2019-01-20 20:03
Expected <3, Respect to S1mple
2019-01-20 20:03
Joke mate
2019-01-20 20:03
#361
 | 
Russia elaj
where is Kane?
2019-01-20 20:03
LUL DEV2CE FANS CRY
2019-01-20 20:04
#453
 | 
Poland Unluko
God!
2019-01-20 20:05
#471
 | 
Other 3ms
GG DUDE
2019-01-20 20:06
OBVIOUSLY
2019-01-20 20:06
+1
2019-01-20 20:15
deserved
2019-01-20 20:16
GG Tgwri1s
2019-01-20 20:27
+1
2019-01-20 20:27
what you mean justice, nothing was taken from him?!
2019-01-20 20:35
OVERRATED
2019-01-20 21:23
Everybody says, go cry device fans, im a device fan. I dont cry, they are both really good players, and simple has deserved a 1st place, Dev1ce and S1mple are 2 great players. Don't look away from that :) have a great day
2019-01-20 21:44
+1
2019-01-21 13:43
respect bro, just some dev1ce fans don't understand that means individual aspect, but not team play :)
2019-01-23 15:28
Yeah, s1mple had really good stats this year. Dev1ce too, I was just not suprised. Dev1ce will maybe take it next year if he keeps playing like he always does. And maybe if s1mple steps a little bit down :P Have a great day
2019-01-27 15:19
Simp1e boy
2019-01-21 01:07
EZpected GOAT
2019-01-21 07:28
quick
2019-01-21 10:19
expected and deserved
2019-01-21 12:00
#1188
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Russia Pon4iPay
+1
2019-01-21 14:03
rigged ukrainian site
2019-01-21 15:40
+1
2019-01-31 18:00
#2
 | 
Brazil igster
xpected
2019-01-20 20:01
#244
 | 
Brazil igster
almost got it, i'd like to say hi to my fellow mibr fan MibrIsUnderrated
2019-01-20 20:02
HOW CAN YOU BE SO FAST? HLTV went down for seconds
2019-01-20 20:03
#387
 | 
Brazil igster
it just popped on my screen and i clicked really fast
2019-01-20 20:04
S1mple 0 majors S1mple 0 Gran slams S1mple didtn win 10 Tier 1 tours S1mple wins shit 0 and ends on top lol
2019-01-20 20:17
#650
 | 
Brazil igster
S1mple didtn win 10 Tier 1 tours didtn tours
2019-01-20 20:18
Change your name peasent S1mple #1
2019-01-20 20:30
this is not a TOP 10 teams of 2018, this is the TOP players, the fact that he didnt win more than device just shows that he deserves it even more simply cause he stikll remained the best on the server even after losing in events, use common sense lol
2019-01-20 20:38
Top1 team Astralis. Top1 player s1mple.
2019-01-21 01:49
Stop this cry and spam, dude. You are not right
2019-01-23 15:31
EZ 500DOLLLS
2019-01-20 20:03
#3
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Sweden GabN
Nice :)
2019-01-20 20:01
#441
 | 
Ukraine  Pasha
GOD S1MPLE
2019-01-20 20:05
this site is rigged DEVVE TOP.1 IN MY HEART
2019-01-21 00:22
Cry is free Bntet
2019-01-21 00:39
Cry
2019-01-21 14:32
deserved
2019-01-20 20:01
A
2019-01-20 20:01
Expected :u
2019-01-20 20:01
expected
2019-01-20 20:01
+1
2019-01-27 13:44
lul
2019-01-20 20:01
ya
2019-01-20 20:01
deserved
2019-01-20 20:01
undeserved
2019-01-20 20:01
Agreed should have been niko :)
2019-01-20 20:03
Should have been cromen
2019-01-20 20:44
no should have been tarik
2019-01-20 22:46
SHOULD HAVE BEEN DEVVE HE IS NUMBER.1 THEN S2MPLE
2019-01-21 00:24
Lmao
2019-01-21 14:32
cry is free plastic
2019-02-01 21:13
no should be Gabriel "2faced" toledo OMEGALUL
2019-01-21 23:07
GOAT
2019-01-20 20:01
Not quite yet, but he will be one day.
2019-01-22 15:09
#13
 | 
Faroe Islands Jones123
Nice
2019-01-20 20:01
DEVICE FANS CRYING HAHAHAHHAHAHA
2019-01-20 20:04
Hahahahah +1
2019-01-21 14:32
#15
 | 
Poland Jakobeczek
yeaaa
2019-01-20 20:01
#16
broky | 
Latvia em1^
ez
2019-01-20 20:01
#17
Bymas | 
Lithuania afez
asdf
2019-01-20 20:01
+1
2019-01-20 22:51
#18
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w
EZ
2019-01-20 20:01
ez s1mple
2019-01-20 20:02
we won!!!
2019-01-20 20:01
Who we?
2019-01-20 21:14
s1mple fans
2019-01-20 21:27
gj
2019-01-20 20:01
Hh
2019-01-20 20:01
#23
 | 
Ukraine Bulletov
YAY!WOOOhhoo
2019-01-20 20:02
#24
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Slovakia Jakubko345
Ez
2019-01-20 20:01
YO
2019-01-20 20:01
expected
2019-01-20 20:01
#27
 | 
Poland Aloes
expected
2019-01-20 20:01
Undeserved.
2019-01-20 20:01
yy
2019-01-20 20:01
Good
2019-01-20 20:01
ez
2019-01-20 20:01
congrats
2019-01-20 20:01
#33
 | 
Finland akekho
ok
2019-01-20 20:01
#34
 | 
Denmark thekr4k3n
GOD S1mple
2019-01-20 20:01
GG
2019-01-20 20:01
#36
 | 
Sweden Cruxor
Very ez
2019-01-20 20:02
so easy
2019-01-20 20:04
Hi
2019-01-20 20:01
s1mple easily the best player in 2k18. Well deserved man! Congratulations beast!
2019-01-20 20:03
EZKATKA
2019-01-20 20:01
lol
2019-01-20 20:01
#42
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Europe shixeteo
best player ever
2019-01-20 20:01
ehre
2019-01-20 20:01
THE BEST OF BESTS CSGOD, THE MOST DESERVED AWARD EVER
2019-01-20 20:03
so guud
2019-01-20 20:03
GOD
2019-01-20 20:01
#47
valde | 
Denmark QBE_
Sick
2019-01-20 20:01
good read
2019-01-20 20:01
top 1
2019-01-20 20:01
#50
 | 
South Africa Wick_ed
nooooooo
2019-01-20 20:01
#51
broky | 
Latvia De1Co
Nice
2019-01-20 20:01
#52
mhL | 
Poland Axer85
1
2019-01-20 20:01
#53
 | 
United States lilmedo
lul
2019-01-20 20:01
wat
2019-01-20 20:01
DESERVED!
2019-01-20 20:01
Yes
2019-01-20 20:01
yeet
2019-01-20 20:01
Deserved
2019-01-20 20:01
#60
 | 
Poland DaVarrix
RIP
2019-01-20 20:02
xaxaxaxaxa
2019-01-20 20:02
gg
2019-01-20 20:02
#63
 | 
Poland Crai9Xen
Ok this is epic
2019-01-20 20:02
gg
2019-01-20 20:02
#65
 | 
Latvia Tibro
BEST PLAYER
2019-01-20 20:02
#66
 | 
Portugal moupz
EZ4ENCE
2019-01-20 20:02
#67
fl0m | 
United Kingdom Cabby
k
2019-01-20 20:02
#68
 | 
Poland BAN_ANIME
Gratz s1mple! I believed :D
2019-01-20 20:02
Goat
2019-01-20 20:02
YES!!!! FINALLY!!!!
2019-01-20 20:02
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
ya yeet
2019-01-20 20:02
AHAHAHAHA
2019-01-20 20:02
Lol
2019-01-20 20:02
Congratulations to s1mple for placing #
2019-01-20 20:02
yeahhhhhh
2019-01-20 20:02
#79
 | 
Brazil WWWWWWW
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
gg
2019-01-20 20:02
S1MPLE
2019-01-20 20:02
#82
 | 
Poland Astoner55
gratz Sashka!
2019-01-20 20:02
EZ KRASAVA
2019-01-20 20:02
#84
 | 
Kazakhstan Nurmesh
Ez
2019-01-20 20:02
lol
2019-01-20 20:02
#86
 | 
Romania cyber8
Deserved.
2019-01-20 20:02
#87
 | 
Germany Vini_1337
EZ TOP 1
2019-01-20 20:02
Congrats !
2019-01-20 20:02
Expected
2019-01-20 20:02
Expected
2019-01-20 20:02
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
#92
REZ | 
Sweden Flups
Very cool
2019-01-20 20:02
he deserves it
2019-01-20 20:02
#94
 | 
Ukraine DIMANOjK
Bratka lychiy
2019-01-20 20:02
#95
 | 
Denmark Snadefar
xaxaaxaxxaaxaxax
2019-01-20 20:02
Deserved.
2019-01-20 20:02
#97
 | 
Finland akekho
ok YES
2019-01-20 20:02
Yahooooooooo
2019-01-20 20:02
#99
 | 
Finland Tusku
thank god
2019-01-20 20:02
Looooooool
2019-01-20 20:02
#101
 | 
Iran VenoxeR
ez for forsaken
2019-01-20 20:02
#103
 | 
Poland DaVarrix
RIP rererere
2019-01-20 20:02
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
#105
cyx | 
Turkmenistan mitt@
BEST PLAYER, LETS FUCKING GO NAVI
2019-01-20 20:02
#106
 | 
Turkey Acein
look at the mvp's
2019-01-20 20:02
ez for s1mple
2019-01-20 20:02
Deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
#108
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Russia AlexMove
YESSSSSSSSSS
2019-01-20 20:02
PogChamp
2019-01-20 20:02
Rofl top
2019-01-20 20:02
Hey I_Oof_myself, my name used to be Toxic_Anonymous_MIBR, I promised Ill say hello to you! i hope u fare well brother! Btw s1mple numba 1!
2019-01-20 20:02
change nickname btw
2019-01-20 20:29
Good idea
2019-01-20 21:13
ayyy you remembered! <3 hello to you too brother !
2019-01-20 21:32
How could I ever forget, I got 10 year IP ban on my schools wifi and on my home’s wifi and i guess on every other wifi I ever used lol
2019-01-20 21:45
Have to use data and tor xd
2019-01-20 21:45
xDDD
2019-01-21 13:53
GG
2019-01-20 20:02
ez as expected
2019-01-20 20:02
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
EZ
2019-01-20 20:02
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
#120
 | 
Russia alabar
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
lol
2019-01-20 20:02
#122
 | 
Germany Dayjay
Lmao, toxic kid and busted cheater top 1. N1
2019-01-20 20:02
Gitgud
2019-01-20 21:48
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
Congratz
2019-01-20 20:02
ALL HAIL TO SIMPLE!! THE MAN THE BEAST THE LEGEND!!! ----------------------- THE TRUE GOAT!!!! --------------------
2019-01-20 20:02
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
Good
2019-01-20 20:02
First guy in cs go, which became top 1 player without major LUL I'm in history btw
2019-01-20 20:02
DESERVED. REKT Astralis fanboys.
2019-01-20 20:02
expected asf
2019-01-20 20:03
S1MPLE BEST
2019-01-20 20:02
Lol7
2019-01-20 20:02
GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-01-20 20:02
so good
2019-01-20 20:02
#136
 | 
CIS walter_
WE DID IT GUYS
2019-01-20 20:02
#137
 | 
Ukraine ArtemXGOD
Ez, i'm in history
2019-01-20 20:02
#138
shox | 
Ukraine Degri
Ez
2019-01-20 20:02
UNEXPECTED
2019-01-20 20:02
EZ for Ukraine
2019-01-20 20:02
#143
 | 
Finland MashGOD
a
2019-01-20 20:02
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
BEST
2019-01-20 20:02
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
the faith in humanity has been restored
2019-01-20 20:02
#148
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
GOD #1
2019-01-20 20:02
#149
 | 
Lithuania andy_
EZZZZZZZ
2019-01-20 20:02
#150
 | 
Poland ruhoks
LETS GOOOOOO SIMPLE
2019-01-20 20:02
#151
 | 
United States fatburger
Epic
2019-01-20 20:02
#152
 | 
Poland Crai9Xen
Ok this is epic
2019-01-20 20:02
#153
 | 
Russia TheKreez
eeeeeeee boiiii
2019-01-20 20:02
#154
 | 
Europe furNOPE
lul
2019-01-20 20:02
History
2019-01-20 20:02
#156
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United States keebler
Deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
#157
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Europe LoookATme
MY MAN <3
2019-01-20 20:02
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
God
2019-01-20 20:02
#164
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Denmark JustYes
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
#165
girL | 
CIS Sforz
EZ
2019-01-20 20:02
so deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
EZ KATKAAAAA
2019-01-20 20:02
#170
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Brazil raulhg
NICE :D
2019-01-20 20:02
#171
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Finland Poppax
Expected
2019-01-20 20:02
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
#173
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Czech Republic Charlie13
Yeah!!!
2019-01-20 20:02
#174
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Poland GodLk
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
GOD DESERVED AS FUCK
2019-01-20 20:02
#176
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Denmark Almoe
deserved, future goat
2019-01-20 20:02
#177
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Poland barushehe
NICE S1MPLE!!!
2019-01-20 20:02
Deserved!
2019-01-20 20:02
Ez csgod
2019-01-20 20:02
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
#182
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Russia Mix1151
got it!
2019-01-20 20:02
ez blyat
2019-01-20 20:02
sdasd
2019-01-20 20:02
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
#187
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Europe netgmy
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
#189
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France d4rkem
EXPECTED
2019-01-20 20:02
#190
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Estonia Rebae
Beast
2019-01-20 20:02
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
EZ FOR SASHA
2019-01-20 20:02
#193
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France Underbre
pokk
2019-01-20 20:02
s1mple d2vice
2019-01-20 20:02
Deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
s1mple>dev2ce
2019-01-20 20:02
s1mple the best
2019-01-20 20:02
EZ
2019-01-20 20:02
hurray
2019-01-20 20:02
Ez for my boi
2019-01-20 20:02
Yes lad! Totally deserved that one
2019-01-20 20:02
lol
2019-01-20 20:02
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
#206
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Pakistan ostraka
DESERVED #1 PC ESPORT PLAYER OF 2018
2019-01-20 20:02
Expected
2019-01-20 20:02
#209
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Poland Hanse
RIP DEVICE FANBOYS [*]
2019-01-20 20:02
deserved, gj mr s1mple
2019-01-20 20:02
EZ S1)
2019-01-20 20:02
#212
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Czech Republic Charlie13
Yeah!!! Ezpz
2019-01-20 20:02
s1mply god
2019-01-20 20:02
#215
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Russia Krityra
Congratulations!
2019-01-20 20:02
#216
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Austria TheClemi
Next year ZYWOO
2019-01-20 20:02
#217
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Czech Republic PaYaB
JUSTICE Pog
2019-01-20 20:02
The best of the best
2019-01-20 20:02
LOS ANGELES
2019-01-20 20:02
DESERVED!!!
2019-01-20 20:02
#223
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Finland jakem0n
This is justice. S1mple#1
2019-01-20 20:02
#224
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
GOD
2019-01-20 20:02
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
WELL DESERVED!!!
2019-01-20 20:02
EZ
2019-01-20 20:02
Well deserved!
2019-01-20 20:02
congrats ukrainian boy
2019-01-20 20:02
#231
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Poland _EXILON_
NOT Deserved~!
2019-01-20 20:02
GOD
2019-01-20 20:02
ez money
2019-01-20 20:02
Expected, lul.
2019-01-20 20:02
POGCHAMP
2019-01-20 20:02
NICE BOYY!
2019-01-20 20:02
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
Well deserved! Proper ranking system! :)
2019-01-20 20:02
Ye boy
2019-01-20 20:02
just wow
2019-01-20 20:02
expected what a god
2019-01-20 20:02
#246
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Thailand hahahoha
CONGRATS S1MPLE
2019-01-20 20:02
#247
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Japan ObeccK
Nice
2019-01-20 20:02
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
#249
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CIS Toccata
YEEEEET
2019-01-20 20:02
Gay
2019-01-29 21:56
#250
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Colombia AlejoBuh
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS
2019-01-20 20:02
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
#252
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China withsn
best news for 2018
2019-01-20 20:02
DESERVED I AM GAY FOR S1MPLE BTW
2019-01-20 20:02
#254
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Europe Vallon2
The first deserved top 1 since 2015 olof.
2019-01-20 20:02
#255
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Denmark Jonasnhj
gg
2019-01-20 20:02
Ty, fair play :)
2019-01-20 20:45
gz
2019-01-20 20:02
ez4my boy
2019-01-20 20:02
#258
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Poland Hypu
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
Undeserved
2019-01-20 20:02
s1mple's numbers speak for themselves and leave no room for debate as to who deserved to sit at the top of the ranking. He was by far the highest-rated player of 2018 at Big Events (1.34), standing out in practically every way and on both sides, averaging the best T-side rating (1.34) and the second-best CT-side rating (1.33). The Ukrainian prodigy was ranked first for frags (0.87 kills per round), damage (87.4) and KDD (+1107), and had the third-lowest deaths per round ratio (0.59). He was simultaneously the best at opening up rounds, boasting the highest opening kills per round ratio at 0.14 and the highest opening duel success at 64.9%, and the second-best at closing them when left alone, racking up 75 clutches, only two fewer than Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth. s1mple had no match in terms of consistency, however you look at it: round-to-round (76.0% KAST), map-to-map (86.5% of maps with above-average ratings) and event-to-event (1.19+ ratings at every tournament).
2019-01-20 20:40
un de ser ved Mate
2019-01-20 20:53
s1mple best
2019-01-20 20:02
Congrats with 0 majors
2019-01-20 20:02
#263
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Ukraine FGVM
EXPECTED 🖤 💛
2019-01-20 20:03
#265
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Chile gentleeH
ez for the best player in history
2019-01-20 20:02
EZAZZZZZ
2019-01-20 20:02
2 ez 4 me lul
2019-01-20 20:02
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
#270
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United States kaleo
NICE
2019-01-20 20:02
#271
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Brazil Seleskva
GOD! CONGRATZ!
2019-01-20 20:02
LETS GOOO S1MPLE TOP 1 EZ EXPECTED
2019-01-20 20:02
#274
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Europe XXXPAK1
YEESS
2019-01-20 20:02
#276
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United States k1ppie
2 ez for s1mpleee
2019-01-20 20:03
Congratulations, well deserved!
2019-01-20 20:03
DESERVED GOD S1MPLE
2019-01-20 20:03
#281
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Israel Vladi0z
EZ4ME
2019-01-20 20:03
EZ FOR MY BOY!
2019-01-20 20:03
Eeee boyyyyy
2019-01-20 20:03
#285
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Poland SebL
Oooooof
2019-01-20 20:03
god himself
2019-01-20 20:03
#289
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Armenia cGev
Ufff
2019-01-20 20:03
DADDY!!!!!!
2019-01-20 20:03
#291
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China KoreanFan
OMG
2019-01-20 20:03
monster
2019-01-20 20:03
#293
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Finland jonttu
Deserved!
2019-01-20 20:03
expected
2019-01-20 20:03
ezzzz
2019-01-20 20:03
simple top 1
2019-01-20 20:03
#300
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France GPelector
get fucked botvice
2019-01-20 20:03
devveKING should be top1, ns stolen top1 pimple, now you are ashamed im sure
2019-01-20 20:03
0\8
2019-01-21 14:33
#304
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Poland vzk
NICE
2019-01-20 20:03
Love to S1mple <3 Best Player to ever Grace CounterStrike
2019-01-20 20:03
EZZZZZZZZZ
2019-01-20 20:03
CONGRATS WELL Deserved
2019-01-20 20:03
god himself
2019-01-20 20:03
Nice
2019-01-20 20:03
#311
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Chile Romanosky
HLTV Saved.
2019-01-20 20:03
#312
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Portugal mrsc
this guy was unreal this year
2019-01-20 20:03
DESERVED Respec for HLTV <3
2019-01-20 20:03
#316
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Canada skiLfuI
GOD
2019-01-20 20:03
#318
cyx | 
Turkmenistan mitt@
LETS GO NAVI BEST PLAYER OF 2019 LETS FUCKIGN GO
2019-01-20 20:03
NICE!
2019-01-20 20:03
#320
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Poland Kobel_
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:03
DESERVED. BEST IN THIS FUCKING WORLD
2019-01-20 20:03
Ez
2019-01-20 20:03
GOD
2019-01-20 20:03
#326
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Thailand hahahoha
RESPECT HLTV
2019-01-20 20:03
EZ
2019-01-20 20:03
Device is the MVP of EU Minor
2019-01-20 20:03
undeserved
2019-01-20 20:03
EZ4S1MPLE Deserved
2019-01-20 20:03
SO EZ
2019-01-20 20:03
#332
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Slovakia Kurki
well deserved
2019-01-20 20:03
expected
2019-01-20 20:03
GOAT
2019-01-20 20:08
I love you simple
2019-01-20 20:03
krasavchik,zaslygeno
2019-01-20 20:03
#339
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Russia RamZz0R
BOOOOOG IGRI
2019-01-20 20:03
#340
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Finland t0mw1k
My man
2019-01-20 20:03
#341
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France Azowel
deserved
2019-01-20 20:03
Ez for the goat of csgo
2019-01-20 20:03
#344
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Romania [AloHa]
Deserved ! <3
2019-01-20 20:03
#345
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Ukraine demon83
respect
2019-01-20 20:03
ez
2019-01-20 20:03
Expected
2019-01-20 20:03
Nice s1mple Cng
2019-01-20 20:03
ez for my boy , ez for the beast of csgo <3
2019-01-20 20:03
Deserved +RESPECT hltv
2019-01-20 20:03
EZ
2019-01-20 20:03
AHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAH CRY IS FREEEEE DEV2CE
2019-01-20 20:03
he deserve it
2019-01-20 20:03
EASY THX FOR x2.4 cryisfree!
2019-01-20 20:03
#354
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Czech Republic NR.Kobra
s1mple, congratulations my friend :)
2019-01-20 20:03
deserved
2019-01-20 20:03
#357
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Spain Sperants
EZ
2019-01-20 20:03
#359
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Bulgaria Jaganci
Thank god its not device Deserved top1 s1mple
2019-01-20 20:03
Yeeeeah! Full deserved!! LET'S GO BABYYY
2019-01-20 20:03
fully deserved!
2019-01-20 20:03
#363
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Brazil gtaube
deserved
2019-01-20 20:03
Deserved too much.
2019-01-20 20:03
N1ceeeeeeeeee! Ez
2019-01-20 20:03
I AM NOT BELIEVE
2019-01-20 20:03
Hahahahaha ez
2019-01-20 20:03
Nt p1mple
2019-01-20 20:03
GOD
2019-01-20 20:04
Cry is free
2019-01-20 20:04
ezzzzz
2019-01-20 20:04
Well fvckin' deserved. I don't like s1mple as a person but You have to be impressed about his motivation and skill. This guy is able to carry Edward and Zeus and still be #1 of 2018. I really hope that NaVi will get rid of those two and let s1mple dominate 2019. Easy major
2019-01-20 20:04
#375
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France Leskines
CONGRATZ BOOY
2019-01-20 20:04
#376
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Russia Roneeee
EZ
2019-01-20 20:04
GOD simple
2019-01-20 20:04
Congratulations S1mple, easily the best player in the world!
2019-01-20 20:04
#379
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France ponche
I LOVE YOU S1MPLE
2019-01-20 20:04
gratzzzzzzzzz
2019-01-20 20:04
deserved
2019-01-20 20:04
EZ
2019-01-20 20:04
Why was s1mple the best player of 2018? s1mple's numbers speak for themselves and leave no room for debate as to who deserved to sit at the top of the ranking. He was by far the highest-rated player of 2018 at Big Events (1.34), standing out in practically every way and on both sides, averaging the best T-side rating (1.34) and the second-best CT-side rating (1.33). EZZZZ
2019-01-20 20:04
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:04
#386
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Ukraine den37773
+rep hltv
2019-01-20 20:04
incredible year
2019-01-20 20:04
YEYEYEEYYE BLYAT
2019-01-20 20:04
coldzera who =??? major winer lucker !!
2019-01-20 20:04
#391
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Turkey pr0xy^v^
HUNDEN NEXT YEAR #1 I CAN BET $10000000
2019-01-20 20:04
ez
2019-01-20 20:04
for device fanbois cry is free
2019-01-20 20:04
The best bold pick by far!!!
2019-01-20 20:04
We got em bois
2019-01-20 20:04
#397
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Finland dokudanny
deserved
2019-01-20 20:04
ez
2019-01-20 20:04
#399
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Ukraine extezy10
CS GOD
2019-01-20 20:04
KRASAVA! RESPECT, UVAJUHA BRATAN!!!
2019-01-20 20:04
POG
2019-01-20 20:04
#407
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Syria p1xddd
Yey
2019-01-20 20:04
LETS GOOOOO DESERVED <3
2019-01-20 20:04
1
2019-01-20 20:04
EZ
2019-01-20 20:04
deserved
2019-01-20 20:04
deserved
2019-01-20 20:04
#413
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CIS LRtx
GOD
2019-01-20 20:04
#414
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Brazil Vitor_IS
GG s1mple congratulations
2019-01-20 20:04
#416
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Hungary raffai
OH MY FUCKING GOD YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE TOLD YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! S1MPLE NUMBER ONE <3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333
2019-01-20 20:04
#417
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Bosnia and Herzegovina ajdinSHO
GOAT!
2019-01-20 20:04
Deserved! Ez katka!
2019-01-20 20:04
#419
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Brazil davidzor
Ok. WP this site isn't biased.
2019-01-20 20:05
Best cs player in history
2019-01-20 20:05
EEEEEEZ FOR THE GOD HIMSELF
2019-01-20 20:05
ez
2019-01-20 20:05
#424
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Ukraine beazztov
EZ
2019-01-20 20:05
#425
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Ukraine bogdanvex
EZ
2019-01-20 20:05
YEEESSSSS
2019-01-20 20:05
deserved and expected rip device fanboys maybe next year
2019-01-20 20:05
#429
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Sweden Iekr0
gratz the bestest, with love, lekr0
2019-01-20 20:05
deserved. on another level.
2019-01-20 20:05
"Xantares can suk my dik"
2019-01-20 20:05
#592
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Bulgaria AboveYall
guardian said that not s1 :D
2019-01-20 20:13
I know im just saying it because xantares was mentikned here
2019-01-20 20:27
#433
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Europe smasherrr
well deserved
2019-01-20 20:05
i am fan of coldzera but i have to say, this is full deserved. congratz
2019-01-20 20:05
Deserved
2019-01-20 20:05
GOD OF THIS GAME
2019-01-20 20:05
Wohooooooo
2019-01-20 20:05
deserved
2019-01-20 20:05
Well deserved!
2019-01-20 20:05
Good shit
2019-01-20 20:05
#442
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Europe m1rnay
SO EZ
2019-01-20 20:05
Skill > status of champion
2019-01-20 20:05
#444
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CIS DonkRage
VI KA BRAT`YA
2019-01-20 20:05
my life is complete now :)
2019-01-20 20:05
#447
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Thailand hahahoha
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:05
easy for s1mple!!!
2019-01-20 20:05
#449
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Poland crouzzz
GOAT WP OLEK ;]]
2019-01-20 20:05
So Faaaaaking good! I have followed you for 5 years S1mple ! I allways knew that u will be TOP.1 in 2018!!! You are the best player ever in CS!! GOOD JOB AND WEELL DESERVED!!!!! GOAT OF THIS CSGO!!!
2019-01-20 20:05
#451
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Ukraine hukutka94
BEAST UNLEASHED
2019-01-20 20:05
s1mple was by far the best Player in 2018. 100% deserved. Anyone who thinks dev1ce is better and deserved it more should stop watching or playing CSGO.
2019-01-20 20:06
deserved
2019-01-20 20:06
Insane player, deserved.
2019-01-20 20:06
Gg wp1!
2019-01-20 20:06
TOO EZ FOR S1MPLE “THE UNDERTAKER” BEST IN THE HISTORY BTW DEVICE, U SUCK
2019-01-20 20:06
#461
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Bulgaria Gulasczek
congrats S1mple deserved
2019-01-20 20:06
#462
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Netherlands @Deji
ez for God s1mple
2019-01-20 20:06
let's fucking go
2019-01-20 20:06
#464
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Portugal Pfar
S1mple the BEST! Astralis fangays keep crying!
2019-01-20 20:06
#465
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Poland BAN_ANIME
CRY IS FREE DANISH FANBOIS
2019-01-20 20:06
#466
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Romania RZBD
YEEES
2019-01-20 20:06
Expected
2019-01-20 20:06
what? really? unfair
2019-01-20 20:06
lol go read the facts before commenting
2019-01-20 20:45
#474
mason | 
World PRQN
deserved
2019-01-20 20:06
#475
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Sweden leetajz
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA
2019-01-20 20:06
expected
2019-01-20 20:06
Did HLTV anywhere state that they've changed the thing how is the ranking done? I mean give #1 spot of 2014 to either Kenny or flusha, 2017 to NiKo then
2019-01-20 20:06
#479
NiKo | 
United Kingdom jkloi
expected...the best player in the world good luck in the future.
2019-01-20 20:06
#481
 | 
Ukraine requll1ty
EZ GAME S1MPLE I LOVE YOU! YOU THE BEST
2019-01-20 20:06
Congrats s1mple. Keep it up and get the GOAT status!
2019-01-20 20:06
#486
 | 
Other Phinks
JAAAAAA
2019-01-20 20:06
#487
 | 
CIS Strong_qq
S1mple i love you)
2019-01-20 20:07
#488
 | 
Poland Apollo93
Lol I'm in shock!
2019-01-20 20:07
The best player in the world! Deserved!
2019-01-20 20:07
#490
 | 
Korea Damianlee
Deserved
2019-01-20 20:07
#491
 | 
Thailand hahahoha
LETS FUCKING GO! BEAT ASTRALIS THIS YEAR
2019-01-20 20:07
EZ4S1mpul
2019-01-20 20:07
why is this noob even in top20? lol worst player every year and kids hype him for nothing
2019-01-20 20:07
s1mple's numbers speak for themselves and leave no room for debate as to who deserved to sit at the top of the ranking. He was by far the highest-rated player of 2018 at Big Events (1.34), standing out in practically every way and on both sides, averaging the best T-side rating (1.34) and the second-best CT-side rating (1.33). The Ukrainian prodigy was ranked first for frags (0.87 kills per round), damage (87.4) and KDD (+1107), and had the third-lowest deaths per round ratio (0.59). He was simultaneously the best at opening up rounds, boasting the highest opening kills per round ratio at 0.14 and the highest opening duel success at 64.9%, and the second-best at closing them when left alone, racking up 75 clutches, only two fewer than Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth. s1mple had no match in terms of consistency, however you look at it: round-to-round (76.0% KAST), map-to-map (86.5% of maps with above-average ratings) and event-to-event (1.19+ ratings at every tournament).
2019-01-20 20:46
Lmao
2019-01-20 22:47
Deserved
2019-01-20 20:07
CG, deserved
2019-01-20 20:07
#496
 | 
Ukraine zCainee
Deserved. Better than device.
2019-01-20 20:07
absolutely deserved congrats s1mple
2019-01-20 20:07
#498
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Kazakhstan karafox
fastest f*ck boiiii
2019-01-20 20:07
What a fucking GOD. Look at those freaking stats, holy hell. Better than coldzera ever was. GOAT of CSGO.
2019-01-20 20:07
simple > device called simple top1 back in march
2019-01-20 20:07
"The easiest answer, which I am not sure why no one else picked - XANTARES. He’s not a new player, but he has impressed not only you, but also me, which is rare." OMG HE PICKED XANTARES <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
2019-01-20 20:07
NICE
2019-01-20 20:07
s1mple <333333
2019-01-20 20:07
insane year, congrats
2019-01-20 20:07
#505
 | 
Russia Xtinger
best top #1
2019-01-20 20:07
#506
 | 
Vietnam tr1gg3r3d
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:07
rigged.
2019-01-20 20:07
Best in the world
2019-01-20 20:07
#509
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Azerbaijan StayDent
I'M REALLY GLAD AND HAPPY
2019-01-20 20:07
Cheater & ban evader as no. 1 on HLTV.. GG....I am done with this shitty site. Fucking lol, how corrupt is this business?
2019-01-20 20:07
Cry is free. /Close
2019-01-20 21:59
gg ez for s1mple
2019-01-20 20:08
Expected
2019-01-20 20:08
mourning in denmark...
2019-01-20 20:08
EXPECTED, DESERVED.
2019-01-20 20:08
FUCK YEAH!
2019-01-20 20:08
its a s1mple yessssss
2019-01-20 20:08
#519
 | 
Russia Dude_Love
ez
2019-01-20 20:08
#520
 | 
Brazil dandns
NIIIIICE
2019-01-20 20:08
#521
Zeus | 
Finland Olter
Deserved but zeus should be on list for helping s1mple be best he can
2019-01-20 20:08
#1192
 | 
Ukraine Chipaet
it is necessary to add the award "The best Captain of the year".
2019-01-21 14:13
#522
 | 
Poland Miti123
deserved
2019-01-20 20:08
#523
 | 
Belarus maver103
YEEAAA, S1MPLE #1
2019-01-20 20:08
BULLSHIT
2019-01-20 20:08
Good Job
2019-01-20 20:08
#527
 | 
Lithuania MycopX
S1MPLEEE <3
2019-01-20 20:08
EZ S1
2019-01-20 20:08
#529
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Russia klepan
s1mple the best
2019-01-20 20:08
DESERVED <3
2019-01-20 20:08
ez
2019-01-20 20:08
CANT BELIEVE!!! GRATZ TO SASHA!!!!!!
2019-01-20 20:08
deserved
2019-01-20 20:08
YEAH!!!! Ez! Bravo
2019-01-20 20:08
EZ EZ EZ EZ EZ EZ EZ EZ EZ EZ EZ <3
2019-01-20 20:09
Omg this is unexpected tbh
2019-01-20 20:09
What a fucking joke
2019-01-20 20:09
lul
2019-01-20 20:09
#539
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Sweden Zlatanist
Simple will never beat f0rest or get_right Facts
2019-01-20 20:09
GeT_RiGhT ? yes F0rest ? maybe
2019-01-20 20:14
2/3 years he's already in the race
2019-01-20 20:15
No he wont cuz.they have been legends in 1.6 also he will never be able to reach their status
2019-01-20 20:35
Lul S1mple cs go legend
2019-01-25 20:53
#543
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Russia Praeter
Deserved, s1mple is the pride of CIS CS:GO.
2019-01-20 20:09
+1 bro
2019-01-21 04:46
yeaaaah!
2019-01-20 20:09
those stats are insane
2019-01-20 20:10
#550
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CIS dank1ng
Deserved,#CSGOD
2019-01-20 20:10
Omggg let's goo simple ahahaha SIMPLETOP1 Well deserved <3 Let's create a record of comments on hltv ;)
2019-01-20 20:10
he is aight!
2019-01-20 20:10
#553
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Portugal Haaep
I always knew S1mple would be top 1 of 2018 Cry is free Astralis Fans
2019-01-20 20:10
#554
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Asia Blitzer
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
2019-01-20 20:10
he's fuckin' good and god!
2019-01-20 20:10
Deserved!
2019-01-20 20:10
#557
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Europe Qaia
Yeeeeess, completely deserved.
2019-01-20 20:10
so EZ gz
2019-01-20 20:10
#1 bois!!!
2019-01-20 20:11
#1 bois!!! Deserved asf
2019-01-20 20:11
#562
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Asia mocity123
WOW BIGBALL HLTV
2019-01-20 20:11
gj s1mple! well deserved
2019-01-20 20:11
S1MPLE GOAT
2019-01-20 20:11
S1mple x god <3
2019-01-20 20:11
Expected and well deserved, for the GOAT of CSGO, by far. Congrats Sasha, what a year! Also, well done HLTV, for acknowledging the true best player. In the end, we all know it was not even close - "peak levels never witnessed before" is very well put! The Undertaker. CSGOD. s1mple. EZ Clap
2019-01-20 20:11
so messi deserves the best player this year over CR7 and Modric Logic :)
2019-01-20 20:11
different subject, and cry is free everyone said s1mple is top1, except for danish and astralis fans
2019-01-20 20:12
im not a danish or even an astralis fan but device deserves it s1mple is the best i agree but if he won a major just 1 major i would not have any doubt about his 1st spot on hltv but he didnt win as much as device won imagine messi won the spanish league and cr7 won the world cup and the champions and still messi gets the best player ...
2019-01-20 20:20
we've seen that hltv measured those ranks almost with stats, and s1mple's stats were too high to be #2 but I understand what u mean now
2019-01-20 20:25
Football logic is based on achievements....
2019-01-20 23:33
EZ Clap
2019-01-20 20:11
As bearer of the ultimate symbol of victory, this name shall forever be inscribed upon the HLTV 2018 Top Ranking: Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
2019-01-20 20:11
#571
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Finland f0pZ
rip, baiter killer top1
2019-01-20 20:11
YESSSS
2019-01-20 20:11
The Sky Opens The light lands on earth S1mple is the best in the world! The humans spread the message The world is in perfect balance Everything is fine Everything for s1mple And god shouted: ,,EZ FOR S1MPLE LMFAO“
2019-01-20 20:11
but again it is not enough, Device and Astralis will be remembered for much more than simple, 10 wins 1 major ,, and grand slam ,,, and they made history to the point so simple you just take no 1 hahahha if you ask simple if he would swap no 1 in the world, for 10 wins 1 major and grand slam, what would he choose hahahhahaha
2019-01-20 20:42
Fnatic and nip did that years ago, lg-sk repeated, now astralis doing same. But s1mple first man ever winning MVP in big tournament in losing team and he did this twice. First. Man. Ever. Like Gagarin in space, like Columb in America, like Armstrong on the Moon.(just joking)
2019-01-20 21:09
You are russian i can't take you serious, just like in the sports world, where you use doping, they spray themselves in the ass to get better, so i can't take you seriously you have to apologize.
2019-01-20 21:22
Danes always was weak and small nation, so no one cares about your opinion never in history. Sorry
2019-01-20 21:31
+1
2019-01-20 22:15
sorry we should be adults and be honest, in Denmark cs a big game we have 4 teams in the world rank list 30, there are no countries that have, i live in denmark, fantastic country, everyone has the right to an education and the is free ,,,, we have got many schools that are part of an education where you learn to play many games in esport.
2019-01-21 00:15
Rusland har ikke et fuld hold med russere.
2019-01-21 00:16
#574
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Brazil hugoooo
Obvious. Kids were fooling themselves believing anyone else could take #1. Look at those freaking stats, holy shit. Also, finally someone picked XANTARES. Playing on BIG, I'm 100% sure he will be on this year's top20 too. Picking XANTARES just prove how smart s1mple is and also backs up XANTARES quality a lot. Retards call him overrated... wait for December and let's see his numbers.
2019-01-20 20:11
cant agree with hltv, but gz simple even if i dont like device he deserves more
2019-01-20 20:11
lmao s1mple haters must be on suicide watch
2019-01-20 20:11
#885
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Russia razorVJ
rofl
2019-01-20 21:19
#578
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Canada kyzradaM
nutty. expected
2019-01-20 20:12
#579
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Finland N0life
how the heck can he say that "i have not hit my peek" WTF
2019-01-20 20:12
#580
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Sweden Trkmag
Absolutely monstrous year, 100% deserved. People saying he is the GOAT is wrong though
2019-01-20 20:12
Way too early to call him GOAT of csgo
2019-01-20 23:36
totally deserved..
2019-01-20 20:12
Thank You Hltv.
2019-01-20 20:12
deserved
2019-01-20 20:12
#585
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Russia USUAL
Sanya K R A S A V A, respectos
2019-01-20 20:12
Even fifa team of the year and golden ball look not so bad after this.
2019-01-20 20:13
Congratulations, my boy! The mos skilled player that ever touched CSGO! You deserve! I was about leaving HLTV if you didn't have won that shit.
2019-01-20 20:13
that was really very important for s1mpe,i think he really needed this achievement. congratulations!
2019-01-20 20:13
#593
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China Alar1c
s1mple The GOAT
2019-01-20 20:13
#594
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Panama xemzex
Expected
2019-01-20 20:13
Deserved.
2019-01-20 20:14
GOAT
2019-01-20 20:14
OMG device 1st place( imho
2019-01-20 20:14
I KNEW IT! MY GOD! CIS TOP-1!! GOD THX!!!
2019-01-20 20:14
those stats,... #1#1#1#1#1#1#1 stop bullying stats, s1mple....
2019-01-20 20:14
#604
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Singapore FallBlade
dev1ce fans where?
2019-01-20 20:14
do not find them, because cry is free xd
2019-01-20 20:16
Take a look at his stats its insane fkn #1
2019-01-20 20:14
#606
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El Salvador Sp1x
Those notable stats show just how insane s1mple is.
2019-01-20 20:14
Deserved. Good job mr S1mple
2019-01-20 20:14
grats deserved
2019-01-20 20:14
EZ
2019-01-20 20:15
FUCK YES DESERVED AF
2019-01-20 20:15
expected
2019-01-20 20:15
Congratulations s1mple well played fully deserved
2019-01-20 20:15
Easily deserved. S1mple the best!
2019-01-20 20:15
nice
2019-01-20 20:15
#619
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CIS bds_Serzh
Expected
2019-01-20 20:15
YES
2019-01-20 20:15
ez
2019-01-20 20:15
Fucking god deserved
2019-01-20 20:15
#624
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Asia Go0re
Deserved
2019-01-20 20:15
Device even winning almost every championship yet yes loses in all stats such as ADR, Kd, ​​impact and conscistence. Cry for the Simple
2019-01-20 20:15
Congratulations s1mple best player in the world GG GG XANTARES as well
2019-01-20 20:16
#628
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Taiwan iloviz
s1mple = cs LBJ well deserved
2019-01-20 20:16
#630
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Czech Republic Prdola15
Shoud out to S1mple. He deserved it.
2019-01-20 20:16
imagine simple in mibr... it was my dream
2019-01-20 20:16
Awesome dream
2019-01-20 20:17
YES! THE GOAT GOT WHAT HE DESERVED!
2019-01-20 20:17
extected <3 GG S1mple, you are awesome♥
2019-01-20 20:17
Expected and deserved
2019-01-20 20:17
well deserved, it's probably the biggest one man show year is csgo I've seen. device had no chance, he doesn't have to carry his team so hard :D
2019-01-20 20:17
#639
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Russia Sur10n
EZ Clap
2019-01-20 20:17
goat
2019-01-20 20:17
deserved
2019-01-20 20:17
#645
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Spain BlaNcoW
S1MPLE G.O.A.T
2019-01-20 20:18
deserved
2019-01-20 20:18
BEST
2019-01-20 20:18
Cs go is no more a team game i see
2019-01-20 20:18
>Team rankings >individual player rankings Pick 1, hltv has both
2019-01-20 20:20
Greatest Of All Time
2019-01-20 20:18
indeed
2019-01-20 20:21
Graz Sasha
2019-01-20 20:18
#653
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France C4ntic
deserved 100 %
2019-01-20 20:18
GOD S1MPLE BEST YEAR EVER FOR AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER OMG S1MPLY THE BEST!!!
2019-01-20 20:18
#655
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Ukraine WhiteREP
Just best. Deserved
2019-01-20 20:18
GOD simple
2019-01-20 20:18
GOAT
2019-01-20 20:18
He said he had not his peak. That scares me lmao
2019-01-20 20:18
#659
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Brunei S4jko
GZ <3
2019-01-20 20:18
No deserved.
2019-01-20 20:19
Deserved what a GODDDDD
2019-01-20 20:19
CIS PRIDE! DESERVED!
2019-01-20 20:20
#671
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Hungary Joco413
s1mple 0 major device 2 major
2019-01-20 20:20
Yes p1mple!!
2019-01-20 20:20
GOD S1MPLE!
2019-01-20 20:20
s1mple_1_Top1_Dev1ce_0_Top1
2019-01-20 20:21
#676
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Ukraine Lomz
GOAT
2019-01-20 20:21
well deserved! gj god s1mple
2019-01-20 20:21
#679
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
suck it device lUL
2019-01-20 20:22
Fortunately, device is way more mature than his fans twitter.com/dev1ce/status/10870630785277..
2019-01-20 20:25
#741
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Europe Vallon2
He's actually one of the more humble players in the scene.
2019-01-20 20:33
#680
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United States Roseberg
deserved
2019-01-20 20:22
HE is a GOD.
2019-01-20 20:22
thank god
2019-01-20 20:22
Take that dev1ce
2019-01-20 20:22
#684
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World Beard43
Congrats kiddo!!! Well deserved :-)
2019-01-20 20:22
Deserved af, good job hltv that you are not rigged for danish players, device is top 20-15 player at best without the achivements
2019-01-20 20:23
Good because skill, Device good because team... Here it is. Pure skill, fenomen of CSGO. S1mple! Best of the best. Deserved
2019-01-20 20:23
4 years in the row top 5(even when astralis were playing awful).Without device ,astralis wouldn't won single big event
2019-01-20 20:26
#744
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Europe Vallon2
+1
2019-01-20 20:34
#689
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Italy CESPU
yayxx
2019-01-20 20:23
The KING
2019-01-20 20:23
#691
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Europe menda93
Best player ever
2019-01-20 20:24