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:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
900
KPR:
0.87
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1001
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1129
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
948
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1254
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
697
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
32
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:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1453
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1300
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1301
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1315
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1029
KPR:
0.74
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
#337
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United Kingdom noseapus 
ggez
2019-01-20 20:03
#381
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Austria shaakeh 
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
#548
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United Kingdom noseapus 
Name checks out
2019-01-20 20:10
Guys, buy s1mple stickers, they are going up.
2019-01-20 20:13
#1310
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Kyrgyzstan Sm1L3Y_yl 
#news1mple
2019-01-29 00:55
#669
s1mple | 
Russia dra9on 
GODS1MPLE
2019-01-20 20:20
Wtf
2019-01-20 20:30
Slava Ukrajini
2019-01-20 20:09
don haci #2
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
they all salty af
2019-01-21 03:16
#1195
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Spain Playcalixto 
Here i am
2019-01-21 14:24
#325
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Other not_bad 
ez from s1mple
2019-01-20 20:03
S1mple still 0 major Device 2 major #1 Device #2 S1mple
2019-01-20 20:08
#598
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Turkey egerafi 
lol, just cry ;D
2019-01-20 20:14
cry is free lmao
2019-01-20 20:15
#644
 | 
Russia infernal1 
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
#1153
 | 
Denmark Ableskewer 
+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
#1223
Happy | 
Poland Millka 
flusha > device, did you start watch cs yesterday ?
2019-01-21 22:43
+1
2019-01-21 23:43
#1257
 | 
Russia infernal1 
You are retard, he is said about stupid logic of guy who crying about device not first, only this
2019-01-23 15:19
#1265
Happy | 
Poland Millka 
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
#1266
 | 
Russia infernal1 
what? it was like example of stupid logic from Ukrainian boy you know. It really like this :) sorry
2019-01-23 20:05
#1267
Happy | 
Poland Millka 
gosh ><" next time reply to right person, and try not to offend other ppl have a nice day
2019-01-23 20:08
#1268
 | 
Russia infernal1 
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
 | 
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
#879
 | 
Finland ryltZ 
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
 | 
Europe UnlukoMaluko 
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
lmao just crying like a joker
2019-01-20 21:21
Cry Danish shit ha ha
2019-01-20 21:55
#1005
 | 
United Kingdom DreadN0ught 
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
NAF | 
Ukraine justguy^ 
lul This is an individual reward, and his major brush to his ass
2019-01-21 14:39
#1264
ZywOo | 
Ukraine Dendil 
And?
2019-01-23 18:57
who bot !!
2019-01-25 14:15
#301
 | 
Denmark belikeme 
Undeserved af, hltv just wants to show they are not biased
2019-01-20 20:03
#480
apEX | 
France Axpie 
LUL rekt
2019-01-20 20:06
#524
 | 
Brazil Moloideano 
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
 | 
Denmark devexCS 
Dev1ce always wins 1v1 against simple
2019-01-20 20:38
#955
 | 
Czech Republic Bad_News_4_u 
never
2019-01-20 22:12
#1014
 | 
Philippines sup4hBas1c 
Proof? Stewpid cry is free
2019-01-20 23:33
Proof, idiot
2019-01-27 13:29
#763
 | 
Sweden Traitorz0r 
It's player's individual rank, not who won more with his team.
2019-01-20 20:36
#1042
 | 
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
#1129
 | 
Asia CritStarrHD 
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
#317
 | 
United Kingdom noseapus 
undeniable best
2019-01-20 20:03
#368
 | 
Ukraine rthr|arturka 
EASY FOR THE GODLIKE WARRIOR ALEXANDR KOSTYLIEV AKA S1MPLE
2019-01-20 20:03
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
#457
 | 
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
#222
 | 
Denmark belikeme 
not rly
2019-01-20 20:02
The only real GOAT
2019-01-20 20:02
#241
s1mple | 
Qatar NOORZ1 
gratz bro
2019-01-20 20:02
#242
 | 
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
#608
 | 
Brazil Tkkchrist 
Markeloff is the beat thing that happened in CS, without him cs would be death.
2019-01-20 20:14
#663
 | 
World NitrousOxide 
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
#865
 | 
Netherlands HetIsPatat 
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
#102
 | 
Norway IndiZone 
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
#139
 | 
United States Sillychubs 
YES CRY DEVICE FANS
2019-01-20 20:02
#142
shroud | 
Russia kaeff 
SANEK BOG
2019-01-20 20:02
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
#160
 | 
Turkey justkayra 
Thank hltv gods
2019-01-20 20:02
yes
2019-01-20 20:02
#196
oskarJ | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
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
ez for the goat
2019-01-20 20:02
#282
 | 
Other not_bad 
Thank mr hltv
2019-01-20 20:03
#288
 | 
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
#400
 | 
United States Sillychubs 
LUL DEV2CE FANS CRY
2019-01-20 20:04
#453
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
God!
2019-01-20 20:05
#471
 | 
Brazil 3ms 
GG DUDE
2019-01-20 20:06
#482
 | 
United States Samsquanch_ 
OBVIOUSLY
2019-01-20 20:06
#616
 | 
Spain L3gi13 
+1
2019-01-20 20:15
deserved
2019-01-20 20:16
#708
 | 
Sweden Traitorz0r 
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
#926
Xyp9x | 
Denmark SkallCS 
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
#1183
 | 
Iceland masterbai 
+1
2019-01-21 13:43
#1258
 | 
Russia infernal1 
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
#1152
hyde | 
United Kingdom 0outof8 
quick
2019-01-21 10:19
expected and deserved
2019-01-21 12:00
+1
2019-01-21 14:03
#1209
 | 
Sweden bigmanshaq 
rigged ukrainian site
2019-01-21 15:40
+1
2019-01-31 18:00
xpected
2019-01-20 20:01
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
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
S1mple didtn win 10 Tier 1 tours didtn tours
2019-01-20 20:18
#726
 | 
Lithuania FnaticLit 
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
#1259
 | 
Russia infernal1 
Stop this cry and spam, dude. You are not right
2019-01-23 15:31
EZ 500DOLLLS
2019-01-20 20:03
#3
 | 
Sweden GabN 
Nice :)
2019-01-20 20:01
#441
 | 
Ukraine  Pasha 
GOD S1MPLE
2019-01-20 20:05
#1038
 | 
Indonesia Astranesia 
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
#4
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
deserved
2019-01-20 20:01
A
2019-01-20 20:01
#6
 | 
Sweden Nakarukatoshi 
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
#9
 | 
Europe VerySmartKid 
ya
2019-01-20 20:01
deserved
2019-01-20 20:01
#10
 | 
Finland Tanelisaatana 
undeserved
2019-01-20 20:01
#321
OCEAN | 
United States thizzl 
Agreed should have been niko :)
2019-01-20 20:03
#799
 | 
Namibia Toonga 
Should have been cromen
2019-01-20 20:44
no should have been tarik
2019-01-20 22:46
#1040
 | 
Indonesia Astranesia 
SHOULD HAVE BEEN DEVVE HE IS NUMBER.1 THEN S2MPLE
2019-01-21 00:24
Lmao
2019-01-21 14:32
#1331
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
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
#1236
 | 
United Kingdom DreadN0ught 
Not quite yet, but he will be one day.
2019-01-22 15:09
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
s1mple | 
Latvia em1^ 
ez
2019-01-20 20:01
#17
EspiranTo | 
Lithuania afez 
asdf
2019-01-20 20:01
+1
2019-01-20 22:51
#18
oskarJ | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
EZ
2019-01-20 20:01
#19
shox | 
Korea dev2ce 
ez s1mple
2019-01-20 20:02
#20
shox | 
Latvia kebab_b 
we won!!!
2019-01-20 20:01
#867
 | 
African Union Plastic_Fan 
Who we?
2019-01-20 21:14
#902
shox | 
Latvia kebab_b 
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
 | 
Slovakia Jakubko345 
Ez
2019-01-20 20:01
YO
2019-01-20 20:01
#25
 | 
Malta luzanocabbo 
expected
2019-01-20 20:01
#27
 | 
Poland Aloes 
expected
2019-01-20 20:01
Undeserved.
2019-01-20 20:01
#29
 | 
Denmark belikeme 
yy
2019-01-20 20:01
#30
 | 
Netherlands EliteBekkers 
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
#40
 | 
United States m1santhr0pe3 
EZKATKA
2019-01-20 20:01
lol
2019-01-20 20:01
best player ever
2019-01-20 20:01
ehre
2019-01-20 20:01
#44
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
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
 | 
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
dennis | 
Latvia De1Co 
Nice
2019-01-20 20:01
#52
 | 
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
#56
 | 
Norway Real_Brunstad 
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
#60
 | 
Norway TriggeredByMe 
xaxaxaxaxa
2019-01-20 20:02
gg
2019-01-20 20:02
#63
 | 
Poland Kain_aj 
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
EZ4ENCE
2019-01-20 20:02
#67
Candy | 
United Kingdom Cabby 
k
2019-01-20 20:02
Gratz s1mple! I believed :D
2019-01-20 20:02
Goat
2019-01-20 20:02
#70
 | 
Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
YES!!!! FINALLY!!!!
2019-01-20 20:02
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
#72
 | 
Croatia MaRiO_ 
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
#73
 | 
Sweden StaffaN1 
ya yeet
2019-01-20 20:02
#74
 | 
Russia sanyabondarev 
AHAHAHAHA
2019-01-20 20:02
Lol
2019-01-20 20:02
#76
rain | 
Norway Trombass 
Congratulations to s1mple for placing #
2019-01-20 20:02
WOW
2019-01-20 20:02
#78
 | 
Poland ShymiX 
yeahhhhhh
2019-01-20 20:02
#79
 | 
Brazil WWWWWWW 
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
#80
 | 
France edrissM 
gg
2019-01-20 20:02
#81
s1mple | 
Greece Mangas 
S1MPLE
2019-01-20 20:02
#82
 | 
Poland Astoner55 
gratz Sashka!
2019-01-20 20:02
#83
s1mple | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
EZ KRASAVA
2019-01-20 20:02
#84
woxic | 
Kazakhstan Nurmesh 
Ez
2019-01-20 20:02
lol
2019-01-20 20:02
#86
 | 
Romania cyberKiller85 
Deserved.
2019-01-20 20:02
EZ TOP 1
2019-01-20 20:02
#88
TaZ | 
Poland BarTuCCI 
Congrats !
2019-01-20 20:02
Expected
2019-01-20 20:02
Expected
2019-01-20 20:02
#91
saju | 
Poland momtr 
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
#92
 | 
Sweden Ridleh 
Very cool
2019-01-20 20:02
he deserves it
2019-01-20 20:02
#94
swag | 
Europe yungblaze 
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
AdreN | 
Iran Owaxer 
ez for forsaken
2019-01-20 20:02
#103
 | 
Poland DaVarrix 
RIP rererere
2019-01-20 20:02
#104
 | 
Russia OlegShev 
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
#105
cyx | 
Bulgaria mitt@ 
BEST PLAYER, LETS FUCKING GO NAVI
2019-01-20 20:02
#106
flusha | 
Turkey Acein 
look at the mvp's
2019-01-20 20:02
ez for s1mple
2019-01-20 20:02
#108
s1mple | 
Ukraine Wok3r 
Deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
#108
 | 
Russia AlexMove 
YESSSSSSSSSS
2019-01-20 20:02
#110
Pogba | 
France uria64 
PogChamp
2019-01-20 20:02
#110
Xizt | 
Sweden Sega74 
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
#904
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Faroe Islands I_Oof_myself 
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
#117
 | 
Brazil decemberlies 
EZ
2019-01-20 20:02
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
#120
 | 
Russia alabar 
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
#121
 | 
Hungary swapseN 
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
#124
 | 
Belarus Renegade_ffs 
Congratz
2019-01-20 20:02
ALL HAIL TO SIMPLE!! THE MAN THE BEAST THE LEGEND!!! ----------------------- THE TRUE GOAT!!!! --------------------
2019-01-20 20:02
#126
fnx | 
Australia saldi_ 
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
#127
Aleksib | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
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
#130
 | 
Sweden meistr0 
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 W@173R 
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
#140
ScreaM | 
Algeria IlaWEX 
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
#145
s1mple | 
Ukraine fens7 
BEST
2019-01-20 20:02
#146
 | 
Finland phoosi 
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
the faith in humanity has been restored
2019-01-20 20:02
#148
 | 
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 Kain_aj 
Ok this is epic
2019-01-20 20:02
#153
 | 
Russia TheKreez 
eeeeeeee boiiii
2019-01-20 20:02
#154
Sobol | 
Syria furNOPE 
lul
2019-01-20 20:02
#155
Jame | 
Germany 1ndustry 
History
2019-01-20 20:02
Deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
#157
s1mple | 
Europe SQXZAF 
MY MAN <3
2019-01-20 20:02
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
God
2019-01-20 20:02
#164
 | 
Denmark JustYes 
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
#165
 | 
CIS Sforz 
EZ
2019-01-20 20:02
so deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
EZ KATKAAAAA
2019-01-20 20:02
#170
 | 
Brazil raulhg 
NICE :D
2019-01-20 20:02
#171
 | 
Finland Poppax 
Expected
2019-01-20 20:02
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
#173
 | 
Czech Republic eth1x 
Yeah!!!
2019-01-20 20:02
#174
 | 
Poland Kleigen 
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
GOD DESERVED AS FUCK
2019-01-20 20:02
#176
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Almoe 
deserved, future goat
2019-01-20 20:02
#177
 | 
Poland barushehe 
NICE S1MPLE!!!
2019-01-20 20:02
#178
 | 
Sweden HLTV_Member 
Deserved!
2019-01-20 20:02
Ez csgod
2019-01-20 20:02
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
#181
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
#182
 | 
Russia Mix1151 
got it!
2019-01-20 20:02
ez blyat
2019-01-20 20:02
#185
 | 
Uzbekistan foorzer 
sdasd
2019-01-20 20:02
#186
 | 
Bulgaria squezzi 
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
#187
s1mple | 
Ukraine netgmy 
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
#189
 | 
France d4rkem 
EXPECTED
2019-01-20 20:02
#190
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
Beast
2019-01-20 20:02
#191
 | 
France NikoPoulpous 
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
EZ FOR SASHA
2019-01-20 20:02
#193
 | 
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
#199
 | 
Poland Richeldosss 
EZ
2019-01-20 20:02
#200
 | 
Estonia u3ffe 
hurray
2019-01-20 20:02
Ez for my boi
2019-01-20 20:02
#203
 | 
Belgium YoGatesKevin 
Yes lad! Totally deserved that one
2019-01-20 20:02
#203
 | 
United States m1santhr0pe3 
lol
2019-01-20 20:02
#205
 | 
Europe Freeburger97 
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
#206
 | 
Australia kAlyps0 
DESERVED #1 PC ESPORT PLAYER OF 2018
2019-01-20 20:02
Expected
2019-01-20 20:02
#209
 | 
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
 | 
Czech Republic eth1x 
Yeah!!! Ezpz
2019-01-20 20:02
s1mply god
2019-01-20 20:02
#215
 | 
Russia Krityra 
Congratulations!
2019-01-20 20:02
Next year ZYWOO
2019-01-20 20:02
#217
 | 
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
#220
 | 
France Zywoomeister 
DESERVED!!!
2019-01-20 20:02
#223
suNny | 
Finland jakem0n 
This is justice. S1mple#1
2019-01-20 20:02
#224
 | 
Europe trey_ 
GOD
2019-01-20 20:02
expected
2019-01-20 20:02
WELL DESERVED!!!
2019-01-20 20:02
#227
swag | 
Luxembourg c0una 
EZ
2019-01-20 20:02
Well deserved!
2019-01-20 20:02
#230
 | 
Faroe Islands YesntNamer 
congrats ukrainian boy
2019-01-20 20:02
#231
 | 
Poland _EXILON_ 
NOT Deserved~!
2019-01-20 20:02
#232
JW | 
Sweden bolognese 
GOD
2019-01-20 20:02
#233
 | 
Russia TOP2DEREVNI 
ez money
2019-01-20 20:02
Expected, lul.
2019-01-20 20:02
#235
 | 
Ukraine Najara 
POGCHAMP
2019-01-20 20:02
#237
 | 
Brazil Marcola 
NICE BOYY!
2019-01-20 20:02
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:02
Well deserved! Proper ranking system! :)
2019-01-20 20:02
#240
 | 
Russia claysor1g 
Ye boy
2019-01-20 20:02
#243
 | 
Turkey darknight53 
just wow
2019-01-20 20:02
#245
 | 
France 2Ez4MaBoyZ 
expected what a god
2019-01-20 20:02
CONGRATS S1MPLE
2019-01-20 20:02
#247
 | 
Japan ObeccK 
Nice
2019-01-20 20:02
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
YEEEEET
2019-01-20 20:02
Gay
2019-01-29 21:56
#250
 | 
Colombia AlejoBuh 
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS
2019-01-20 20:02
ez
2019-01-20 20:02
best news for 2018
2019-01-20 20:02
#253
 | 
Belgium i_am_alexa 
DESERVED I AM GAY FOR S1MPLE BTW
2019-01-20 20:02
#254
 | 
Europe Vallon2 
The first deserved top 1 since 2015 olof.
2019-01-20 20:02
#255
 | 
Denmark Jonasnhj 
gg
2019-01-20 20:02
#802
 | 
Namibia Toonga 
Ty, fair play :)
2019-01-20 20:45
#256
 | 
Finland phoosi 
gz
2019-01-20 20:02
#257
 | 
Ukraine treeex 
ez4my boy
2019-01-20 20:02
#258
innocent | 
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
 | 
Ukraine FGVM 
EXPECTED 🖤 💛
2019-01-20 20:03
#265
 | 
Chile gentleeH 
ez for the best player in history
2019-01-20 20:02
#267
 | 
France kipoCSGO^_^ 
EZAZZZZZ
2019-01-20 20:02
#268
 | 
Turkey Aeon6002 
2 ez 4 me lul
2019-01-20 20:02
deserved
2019-01-20 20:02
#270
s1mple | 
United States kaleo 
NICE
2019-01-20 20:02
#271
 | 
Brazil Seleskva 
GOD! CONGRATZ!
2019-01-20 20:02
LETS GOOO S1MPLE TOP 1 EZ EXPECTED
2019-01-20 20:02
YEESS
2019-01-20 20:02
#276
 | 
United States k1ppie 
2 ez for s1mpleee
2019-01-20 20:03
#277
 | 
Slovakia Denysis 
Congratulations, well deserved!
2019-01-20 20:03
#280
 | 
Lithuania Sealll 
DESERVED GOD S1MPLE
2019-01-20 20:03
#281
 | 
Russia Vladi0z 
EZ4ME
2019-01-20 20:03
EZ FOR MY BOY!
2019-01-20 20:03
Eeee boyyyyy
2019-01-20 20:03
#285
 | 
Poland SebaRost 
Oooooof
2019-01-20 20:03
#286
 | 
United States ph3n0m3n 
GOD s1mple > ecov1ce
2019-01-20 20:03
god himself
2019-01-20 20:03
#289
 | 
Poland cGev 
Ufff
2019-01-20 20:03
#290
device | 
Korea NCT127 
DADDY!!!!!!
2019-01-20 20:03
OMG
2019-01-20 20:03
monster
2019-01-20 20:03
#293
 | 
Finland jonttu 
Deserved!
2019-01-20 20:03
expected
2019-01-20 20:03
#296
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
EZ 4 MY BOY S1MPLEEEEEE
2019-01-20 20:03
ezzzz
2019-01-20 20:03
simple top 1
2019-01-20 20:03
#300
 | 
France GPelector 
get fucked botvice
2019-01-20 20:03
#303
ZywOo | 
Poland MBT_yt 
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
 | 
Poland inf1niTyS 
NICE
2019-01-20 20:03
#306
s1mple | 
Germany N0vaa 
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
#310
 | 
Denmark KenzoFromEu 
Nice
2019-01-20 20:03
#311
 | 
Chile Everton1992 
HLTV Saved.
2019-01-20 20:03
#312
 | 
Portugal mrsc 
this guy was unreal this year
2019-01-20 20:03
#313
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
DESERVED Respec for HLTV <3
2019-01-20 20:03
#316
 | 
Portugal skiLfuI 
GOD
2019-01-20 20:03
#318
cyx | 
Bulgaria mitt@ 
LETS GO NAVI BEST PLAYER OF 2019 LETS FUCKIGN GO
2019-01-20 20:03
#319
 | 
China R1KKA233 
NICE!
2019-01-20 20:03
#320
 | 
Poland Kobel_ 
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:03
DESERVED. BEST IN THIS FUCKING WORLD
2019-01-20 20:03
#323
 | 
Russia VeryChokeGuy 
Ez
2019-01-20 20:03
#324
 | 
Turkey ao1 
GOD
2019-01-20 20:03
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
#329
 | 
Spain AntoniormL 
EZ4S1MPLE Deserved
2019-01-20 20:03
SO EZ
2019-01-20 20:03
#332
 | 
Slovakia Kurki 
well deserved
2019-01-20 20:03
#333
 | 
Poland mamba99999 
expected
2019-01-20 20:03
GOAT
2019-01-20 20:08
#336
 | 
Ukraine d1chenok 
I love you simple
2019-01-20 20:03
krasavchik,zaslygeno
2019-01-20 20:03
#339
 | 
Russia RamZz0R 
BOOOOOG IGRI
2019-01-20 20:03
#340
 | 
Finland t0mw1k 
My man
2019-01-20 20:03
#341
ALEX | 
France Azowel 
deserved
2019-01-20 20:03
Ez for the goat of csgo
2019-01-20 20:03
Deserved ! <3
2019-01-20 20:03
#345
 | 
Ukraine demon83 
respect
2019-01-20 20:03
ez
2019-01-20 20:03
#347
 | 
Dominican Republic yolinho 
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
#354
 | 
Denmark SteWie|G| 
EASY THX FOR x2.4 cryisfree!
2019-01-20 20:03
#354
 | 
Czech Republic NR.Kobra 
s1mple, congratulations my friend :)
2019-01-20 20:03
deserved
2019-01-20 20:03
EZ
2019-01-20 20:03
#359
 | 
Bulgaria Jaganci 
Thank god its not device Deserved top1 s1mple
2019-01-20 20:03
#360
Zeus | 
Ukraine RAivy 
Yeeeeah! Full deserved!! LET'S GO BABYYY
2019-01-20 20:03
fully deserved!
2019-01-20 20:03
#363
 | 
Brazil gtaube 
deserved
2019-01-20 20:03
#364
 | 
Brazil ragemasterBR 
Deserved too much.
2019-01-20 20:03
#365
s1mple | 
Ukraine Kirich 
N1ceeeeeeeeee! Ez
2019-01-20 20:03
#366
 | 
Croatia iceyb 
I AM NOT BELIEVE
2019-01-20 20:03
Hahahahaha ez
2019-01-20 20:03
Nt p1mple
2019-01-20 20:03
#371
 | 
Qatar FeelsDadMan 
GOD
2019-01-20 20:04
#372
 | 
Ukraine TheVodkaGuy 
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
 | 
France Leskines 
CONGRATZ BOOY
2019-01-20 20:04
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
SS | 
France ponche 
I LOVE YOU S1MPLE
2019-01-20 20:04
#380
 | 
Armenia Batya221 
gratzzzzzzzzz
2019-01-20 20:04
deserved
2019-01-20 20:04
EZ
2019-01-20 20:04
#384
 | 
Netherlands EpicLoOw 
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
 | 
Ukraine den37773 
+rep hltv
2019-01-20 20:04
incredible year
2019-01-20 20:04
#389
 | 
Latvia Agbetchok 
YEYEYEEYYE BLYAT
2019-01-20 20:04
coldzera who =??? major winer lucker !!
2019-01-20 20:04
#391
 | 
Turkey pr0xy^v^ 
HUNDEN NEXT YEAR #1 I CAN BET $10000000
2019-01-20 20:04
#392
 | 
Poland Marcines 
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
 | 
Finland dokudanny 
deserved
2019-01-20 20:04
ez
2019-01-20 20:04
#399
 | 
Ukraine extezy10 
CS GOD
2019-01-20 20:04
#401
 | 
Brazil Mirekz 
biggest baiter in the history of csgo gets top 1 without winning anything what a joke haha
2019-01-20 20:04
coming from brazilian
2019-01-20 20:05
#456
 | 
Brazil Mirekz 
? you can say that coldzera had taco to use as bait but s1mple baits his entire team
2019-01-20 20:06
#542
 | 
Europe Vallon2 
0/8 dumb brazilian fanboy. Fraudzera = most undeserved top 1 in the history of anything.
2019-01-20 20:09
#559
 | 
Brazil Mirekz 
nt s1mple fanboy, coldzera got the highest rating and also WON a good amount of events the years that he got rank 1, meanwhile s1mple played for stats the entire year, didn't win shit and got rank 1.
2019-01-20 20:12
but i think astralis in 2018 are better than lg or sk in 2016 and 2017.
2019-01-20 20:41
#794
 | 
Brazil Mirekz 
yes, that's why device deserved 1#
2019-01-20 20:43
but coldzera and device have better teammates than simple. just like north vs vitality, valde may better than other 9 players but north still lose the game. simple gets highest rating because other teammates sacrifice but meanwhile simple is good enough for other teammates and coach to give him these source.
2019-01-20 20:50
#822
 | 
Brazil Mirekz 
so what? having better teammates means that you're goin to get less kills and thus worse stats, in a team of 5 star players all of them will be competing for kills, like in Astralis all of them have the potential of goin off and taking over a map, remember that the kills that your teammate get you don't get. its just like coldzera with taco, taco was a worse player but he made coldzera stats better, same thing with s1mple, if s1mple had 4 good teammates he would win alot more events fore sure but his stats woulnd't be boosted like it is right now because its impossible to get all the kills while your teammates are also fragging.
2019-01-20 20:51
u're new and dont know how the game works and more than that go and read the full news report before commenting...
2019-01-20 20:43
#815
 | 
Brazil Mirekz 
im not new, just not a blind fanboy like most of s1mple fans, don't believe me? lets just pick a match from Na'vi hltv.org/matches/2329677/liquid-vs-natus.. Na'vi got stomped by Liquid in this match, from 42 rounds s1mple only died 24 times, because he spent the vast majority of the match being the last one alive saving and gettin exit kills, he go a 1.27 rating but his team got stomped in two maps 16-4, 16-6 that's proof that his playstyle is for stats, even when Na'vi gets stomped he still get sick stats but his stats doesn't worth anything since they aren't winning rounds.
2019-01-20 20:48
yes he plays for stats when he has to save his awp, kevlar and maybe nades when he has to rotate to the other bombsite into a 1v3 when the bomb is already planted because Liquid plays in a way to go out of his way legit 60 IQ arguments, stop disrespecting the pure greatness that is s1mple
2019-01-20 21:02
coldzera won three tournaments in 2016 lol
2019-01-20 21:00
xanatres xddd
2019-01-20 20:04
KRASAVA! RESPECT, UVAJUHA BRATAN!!!
2019-01-20 20:04
POG
2019-01-20 20:04
#407
 | 
Syria p1xddd 
Yey
2019-01-20 20:04
LETS GOOOOO DESERVED <3
2019-01-20 20:04
1
2019-01-20 20:04
#410
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Poland xSadBoyx 
EZ
2019-01-20 20:04
#411
Banjo | 
Finland jErmone 
deserved
2019-01-20 20:04
#412
ropz | 
China seekerNN 
deserved
2019-01-20 20:04
#413
flusha | 
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
#420
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Brazil Eneas56 
Best cs player in history
2019-01-20 20:05
EEEEEEZ FOR THE GOD HIMSELF
2019-01-20 20:05
#422
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Ukraine youNeL 
ez
2019-01-20 20:05
#424
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Ukraine beazztov 
EZ
2019-01-20 20:05
EZ
2019-01-20 20:05
#426
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Europe KrepaN 
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
#431
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United States ferric 
"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
#710
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United States ferric 
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
#434
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Brazil verybaitguy1 
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
#436
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Russia kylikov_236 
GOD OF THIS GAME
2019-01-20 20:05
#437
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Belarus andryxa1337 
Wohooooooo
2019-01-20 20:05
#438
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Brazil implosao 
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
#443
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Russia invisDREW 
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
Congrats Sanya
2019-01-20 20:05
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:05
#448
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Albania JojoStar69 
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
#455
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France iNolake 
deserved
2019-01-20 20:06
#458
f0rest | 
Finland Kentab 
Insane player, deserved.
2019-01-20 20:06
#459
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Russia PixelSurfer 
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
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
#621
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Brazil Mirekz 
why should NiKo win in 2017 if Coldzera got higher rating than him and also won way more events? makes no sense
2019-01-20 20:15
Higher rating by what 0.01? NiKo won less but had a lot of 2nd places of t1 tourneys so achievements wise it wasn't that much of a gap if it was one. NiKo's been absolute god, godlike aim, movement also higher ADR and impact rating. I just feel like HLTV got hard pressured by the fans of s1mple this time and decided to fuck the "achievements matter a lot" thingey which is really unfair to device
2019-01-20 20:38
#780
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Brazil Mirekz 
higher rating + more win at events = better position, simple math actually
2019-01-20 20:40
Imagine winning everything and still not getting that #1 player spot
2019-01-20 20:39
#786
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Brazil Mirekz 
basically device this year?
2019-01-20 20:40
#479
NiKo | 
United Kingdom jkloi 
expected...the best player in the world good luck in the future.
2019-01-20 20:06
#481
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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
JAAAAAA
2019-01-20 20:06
#487
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CIS Strong_qq 
S1mple i love you)
2019-01-20 20:07
#488
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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
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Korea DadaDahyun 
Deserved
2019-01-20 20:07
LETS FUCKING GO! BEAT ASTRALIS THIS YEAR
2019-01-20 20:07
#492
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Poland KozkowskyPL 
EZ4S1mpul
2019-01-20 20:07
#493
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
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
#988
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United States DervGuy 
Lmao
2019-01-20 22:47
#494
kolor | 
Hungary syos 
Deserved
2019-01-20 20:07
CG, deserved
2019-01-20 20:07
Deserved. Better than device.
2019-01-20 20:07
absolutely deserved congrats s1mple
2019-01-20 20:07
#498
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Turkey karafox 
fastest f*ck boiiii
2019-01-20 20:07
#499
s1mple | 
Sweden DiTzZ 
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
best top #1
2019-01-20 20:07
#506
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Vietnam tr1gg3r3d 
DESERVED
2019-01-20 20:07
rigged.
2019-01-20 20:07
#508
s1mple | 
Russia sc6uty 
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
/Open You get paid for cry. /Close
2019-01-21 00:11
You write somee idiotic shit trying to hurt someones feelings. On top of that, you show zero creativity. lowlife behaviour. I guess you are one of those strange beings who dislike truth.
2019-01-21 00:32
k
2019-01-21 03:20
gg ez for s1mple
2019-01-20 20:08
#514
NAF | 
United States Raptorial 
Expected
2019-01-20 20:08
mourning in denmark...
2019-01-20 20:08
#516
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Romania RyuunosukeE7 
EXPECTED, DESERVED.
2019-01-20 20:08
#517
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
FUCK YEAH!
2019-01-20 20:08
its a s1mple yessssss
2019-01-20 20:08
ez
2019-01-20 20:08
#520
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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
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Ukraine Chipaet 
it is necessary to add the award "The best Captain of the year".
2019-01-21 14:13
#522
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Poland Miti123 
deserved
2019-01-20 20:08
YEEAAA, S1MPLE #1
2019-01-20 20:08
#525
rain | 
Brazil meggas 
BULLSHIT
2019-01-20 20:08
Good Job
2019-01-20 20:08
#527
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Lithuania MycopX 
S1MPLEEE <3
2019-01-20 20:08
#528
s1mple | 
Portugal Dr_10 
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
#531
chrisJ | 
Germany syntxx 
ez
2019-01-20 20:08
CANT BELIEVE!!! GRATZ TO SASHA!!!!!!
2019-01-20 20:08
deserved
2019-01-20 20:08
#534
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Latvia de_coffy88 
YEAH!!!! Ez! Bravo
2019-01-20 20:08
#535
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Sweden yayer 
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
#613
shox | 
India iejesus 
2/3 years he's already in the race
2019-01-20 20:15
#760
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Finland xantaclaus 
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
#541
rain | 
Canada tempOcs 
deserved
2019-01-20 20:09
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
#549
Estonia rYm 
those stats are insane
2019-01-20 20:10
#550
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Israel davkin 
Deserved,#CSGOD
2019-01-20 20:10
#551
NiKo | 
India BCaddict 
Omggg let's goo simple ahahaha SIMPLETOP1 Well deserved <3 Let's create a record of comments on hltv ;)
2019-01-20 20:10
#552
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Sweden Spaade 
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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Iraq 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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Brazil Qaia 
Yeeeeess, completely deserved.
2019-01-20 20:10
#558
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Europe b7ack0ut 
so EZ gz
2019-01-20 20:10
#1 bois!!!
2019-01-20 20:11
#1 bois!!! Deserved asf
2019-01-20 20:11
WOW BIGBALL HLTV
2019-01-20 20:11
gj s1mple! well deserved
2019-01-20 20:11
#564
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Russia grEminence 
S1MPLE GOAT
2019-01-20 20:11
S1mple x god <3
2019-01-20 20:11
#567
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
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
#568
s0m | 
Morocco Median003 
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
#667
s0m | 
Morocco Median003 
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
No. This is based on individual performance, not on events won. Tarik won a major and got the MVP, but he didn't even make it to the top 20. Device played well but not as good as s1mple. You can win all you want and be a bottom-fragger, but that won't make you a top 20 appearance, so fuck off bro.
2019-01-21 00:14
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
#960
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Georgia Vespassean 
+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
#587
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Norway analpain1337 
why? simple is better then device in every aspect of this game
2019-01-20 20:13
answer this question, who achived more this year?
2019-01-20 20:14
#660
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Norway analpain1337 
well since we cant count mvps since they are given to players in the winning team of big turnaments i guess its simple since he got #1 player of the year, and did that 2s this year? cant get bigger then that
2019-01-20 20:19
there are 4 more players with the same amount of titles as device, should they take 1-5th places of top20?
2019-01-20 21:27
lmao s1mple haters must be on suicide watch
2019-01-20 20:11
rofl
2019-01-20 21:19
#577
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Norway analpain1337 
expected and deserved
2019-01-20 20:11
nutty. expected
2019-01-20 20:12
#579
shroud | 
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
#581
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Europe f0restthegod 
totally deserved..
2019-01-20 20:12
#582
shox | 
India iejesus 
Thank You Hltv.
2019-01-20 20:12
deserved
2019-01-20 20:12
#585
FalleN | 
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
s1mple | 
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
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
#611
Proxy | 
India Proxy_ 
EZ
2019-01-20 20:15
#612
Luken | 
Argentina Tomaas 
FUCK YES DESERVED AF
2019-01-20 20:15
#614
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
expected
2019-01-20 20:15
Congratulations s1mple well played fully deserved
2019-01-20 20:15
#617
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Brazil rsouzadk 
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
#620
 | 
Brazil davidS_ 
YES
2019-01-20 20:15
ez
2019-01-20 20:15
#623
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Spain L3gi13 
Fucking god deserved
2019-01-20 20:15
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
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
#634
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CIS CA1MAN 
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
#642
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Australia Amazon_Alexa 
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
#649
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Hong Kong Hydr4_csgo 
Cs go is no more a team game i see
2019-01-20 20:18
#668
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United States Samsquanch_ 
>Team rankings >individual player rankings Pick 1, hltv has both
2019-01-20 20:20
#650
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
Greatest Of All Time
2019-01-20 20:18
indeed
2019-01-20 20:21
#652
AdreN | 
Russia Sonfire 
Graz Sasha
2019-01-20 20:18
#653
s1mple | 
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
#658
NiKo | 
Czech Republic Ksfilip 
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
Dosia | 
Hungary Joco413 
s1mple 0 major device 2 major
2019-01-20 20:20
#672
NAF | 
North America Pogromca 
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
Zeus | 
Ukraine Lomz 
GOAT
2019-01-20 20:21
#677
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
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.