GuardiaN wins ELEAGUE Invitational MVP award

FaZe AWPer Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács has been named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational by HLTV.org and betway.

The 27-year-old won the closely-contested race for the award after inspiring FaZe to complete the turnaround in the final against Cloud9 with a 2.11 rating on Train, racking up 34 kills in 25 rounds.

With his performance in the decider map, GuardiaN brought his tournament rating to 1.09 and beat off competition from teammates Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard and Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer, as well as from Fabien "⁠kioShiMa⁠" Fiey, for the honour.

GuardiaN wins his second MVP medal with FaZe

The Slovakian veteran was in the top five in eight stats leaderboards, leading the KDD (+30), AWP kills per round (0.48) and total AWP Kills (132) charts, while being joint-top for clutches won (4).

This is the eighth MVP medal of GuardiaN's career, the second since he joined FaZe after previously claiming the award at last year's IEM Sydney event.

Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1422
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1484
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1299
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1385
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
wp
2019-01-28 04:52
Expected from GODIAN
2019-01-28 04:54
GuardiaN #8 2019.Mark my words.
2019-01-28 15:08
Deserved
2019-01-28 04:52
Deserved
2019-01-28 04:53
+1
2019-01-28 11:55
Gg
2019-01-28 04:53
GODIAN
2019-01-28 04:53
not deserved but okay
2019-01-28 04:53
#23
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Philippines sup4hBas1c
Then who?
2019-01-28 04:56
Olof.
2019-01-28 05:42
#67
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Ukraine nikition27
+1 Olof was better , he won important rounds . Or Niko who got more kills then Complexicity. Or Rain for his first matches , but sure not Guardian
2019-01-28 06:13
#166
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India Smauxx
+1 I was kinda shocked to see Guardian take MVP. Olof surely deserved more than guardian.
2019-01-28 11:21
#194
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United Kingdom Bern1e
he got a 2.1 rating in the final, decider map. Thats insane
2019-01-28 12:36
that's basically it, no matter how other players did in previous games, once u are 1-1 in the final, if u carry as hard as GuardiaN did in the decider map you must be the MVP.
2019-01-28 12:53
#201
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United Kingdom Bern1e
yeah i agree, its essentially the only game that matters. Also, i dont think ive ever seen someone get 2.1 rating and not get MVP. The only other person i can think of that has got a 2.1 rating in a final of a big event is simple
2019-01-28 12:56
s1mple in final nt
2019-01-28 22:58
Niko much better. He is best igl for this star team + he kills much
2019-01-28 14:11
ok mibr fan
2019-01-28 04:58
It’s skadoodle syndrome. Bad stats entire event but AMAZING last map of the grand finals. Of course guardians stats weren’t as bad as skadoodles but still
2019-01-28 05:43
#11
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Brazil Nobuga
Gg easy for Kovács
2019-01-28 04:53
deserved
2019-01-28 04:53
Bullshit, Kioshima was best player. Guardian only played well on two maps in final. Also he played 3 maps more than SuperKio... Not cool
2019-01-28 04:53
dumb kid, in important rounds.
2019-01-28 04:59
3 maps more? You really don't understand math, do you?
2019-01-28 09:25
Change your flag and stop embaressing this proud country.... hltv.org/stats?event=4370 How many maps have Kio? 7 How many maps have Guardian? 10 10-7=3... Yes that's how many more maps guardian played on this tournament then kio. Go to kindergarden learn some basic maths kiddo...
2019-01-28 11:16
I guess he is talking about how hard it is to keep good rating, more maps = lower rating in most times
2019-01-28 12:20
"3 maps more? You really don't understand math, do you?" Yeah that's exacly what he meant by that. Don't make me laught. He's just stupid and need to learn basic maths.
2019-01-28 12:34
I never understan this agresion...
2019-01-28 13:30
Yeah me either, clearly he doesn't understand maths :) Anyway have a great week :)
2019-01-28 14:36
u2 mate ^_^
2019-01-28 17:40
#154
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Finland perkeIe
They still lost. And to get an MVP award when losing you need to go fucking god mode like s1mple did. Kio played well, but he didnt absolutely demolish his enemies like the GOAT of CSGO
2019-01-28 10:55
kio was the best player guardian is the new kio
2019-01-28 11:56
I love what u did here, nice. Have an awesome week my friend :)
2019-01-28 17:53
:D
2019-01-28 18:05
Kio is only good at helping the other team win lol... Ez for GODian
2019-01-29 10:14
He prove himself that he can be more than just support to win Major (2x). Ez for SuperKio. Cheers
2019-02-02 23:59
#15
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Bolivia V1ncentC
GODian
2019-01-28 04:53
MVP at a four team event?
2019-01-28 04:54
Better than ISuckPower
2019-01-28 04:56
Well, Dreamhack Open events have MVPs This event had at least top20 teams And it's not counted as big event as well, same tier mvp medal with events like summit, dreamhack open etc
2019-01-28 04:57
Easiest mvp ever
2019-01-28 04:54
#62
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Argentina MrRioKai
X2
2019-01-28 06:02
Olof robbed imo
2019-01-28 04:54
It is because of this: is it me or is olofmeister a bit of a boring player like u see it at the end of the game "oh wow olof has 32 kills" but u can never remember them. can u remember a single olof kill ? but try guardian...u can see the flick i remember a guardian flick. P. S: Olof is #1 for me anytime.
2019-01-28 06:28
You copied that from somewhere, didn't you?
2019-01-28 07:45
Copied it from reddit axaxa
2019-01-28 08:06
olofmeister | India b0b_and_vagene It is because of this: is it me or is olofmeister a bit of a boring player like u see it at the end of the game "oh wow olof has 32 kills" but u can never remember them. can u remember a single olof kill ? but try guardian...u can see the flick i remember a guardian flick. P. S: Olof is #1 for me anytime. 2019-01-28 06:28
2019-01-28 08:30
MVP of final - yes MVP of tournament - no
2019-01-28 04:54
+1
2019-01-28 06:37
Well deserved, if not him they would choke after that fail against eco.
2019-01-28 04:54
yeah in train
2019-01-28 11:57
mvp of one match, the final, no doubts , but of the tournment, idn
2019-01-28 04:55
Idk*
2019-01-28 07:46
it is "I don no"
2019-01-28 09:55
#137
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Netherlands itsm
I dont no*
2019-01-28 09:55
still the same brothers, have a very HAWT monday love u
2019-01-28 12:46
Love you too 😍😁You are a cool Brazilian. Have a Very HAWT and Great Day again today! :)
2019-01-28 15:10
Olof robbed
2019-01-28 04:57
ladyslav ‘soukuh’ kovachus
2019-01-28 04:58
#29
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Sweden wtf_men
Xaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-01-28 04:58
deserved
2019-01-28 04:59
Lol he beat off his competition.
2019-01-28 05:00
Should be niko
2019-01-28 05:03
#39
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Canada Rommlel
GuardiaN brought his tournament rating to 1.09 and beat off competition Nice wording there
2019-01-28 05:04
MVP reward?! wtf? 4 teams and FaZe being the only one in the HLTV top10 ranking.
2019-01-28 05:11
this is a weak/Tier 3 MVP
2019-01-28 05:24
Faze is not Even top20
2019-01-28 08:09
Nt nt
2019-01-28 10:17
#42
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Russia Astrali5
34-9
2019-01-28 05:13
#43
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Hungary raffai
Deserved
2019-01-28 05:14
#44
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United States OREOBK10
deserved 100 percent
2019-01-28 05:15
deserved
2019-01-28 05:23
MVP award on a tourney with 4 teams is a joke
2019-01-28 05:30
#53
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Romania Iosif
Your brain is pretty much a joke
2019-01-28 05:42
Wait for a ELEAGUE event with 2 teams and MVP award after 2 maps.
2019-01-28 05:43
#56
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Romania Iosif
So What? An event with 2 teams can't have a "most valuable player"?
2019-01-28 05:44
An event with 2 teams can't be a joke?
2019-01-28 05:48
#123
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CIS ShimonSS
They still almost fucked it up, so idk
2019-01-28 09:02
Olof robbed smh
2019-01-28 05:41
Well deserved!
2019-01-28 05:51
Good start for panda
2019-01-28 05:58
olof robbed
2019-01-28 06:09
#69
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Brazil igster
omegaexpected
2019-01-28 06:21
Ez 4 Faze Clan!
2019-01-28 06:22
Hard to say if having 1 or 2 terrible ratings per series at the event is MVP worthy. I'm sure I'm missing a lot of information and what not, but the numbers aren't the best for an MVP in my opinion.
2019-01-28 06:24
He performed when it mattered and therefore deserved the mvp.
2019-01-28 07:19
Nobody at this tournament was good all the way through, they all had maps where they were shit
2019-01-28 13:11
Overrated
2019-01-28 06:26
#86
frozen | 
Slovakia Ajko
Lul mad cuz astraloose bad?
2019-01-28 07:12
Why would i be mad - they are number 1 in the World. Dont you have Schools in eastern Europe or are you just born dump
2019-01-28 19:49
+1
2019-01-28 07:58
olof deserved
2019-01-28 07:02
Deserved
2019-01-28 07:03
i think niko probably be the MVP for this tournament but anyways congrats to guardian and his team mates for the first victory of this year. ^^
2019-01-28 07:14
- Guardian! - Olof! - Guardian! - Olof! ... - AdreN!
2019-01-28 07:15
#90
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Finland Smoonah
Why lol
2019-01-28 07:19
#93
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Russia Roneeee
Device deserve it
2019-01-28 07:22
#96
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1
ikr, unexpected from HLTV
2019-01-28 07:26
#95
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1
RIP Choko ahahahahahaha
2019-01-28 07:25
#105
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Spain emCee_
Niko deserved it WTF
2019-01-28 08:03
niko choked
2019-01-28 08:04
lol... tournament with 3 tier 2-3 teams and 1 top 10 team... and they are giving mvp.... for what????
2019-01-28 08:10
This MVP has minimal value. Even if GuardiaN will be fighting for HLTV top 20 it will have minimal impact if some. Also they are giving MVP for tournaments with teams not even in top 20, so what's the problem :D
2019-01-28 08:30
and i always told that it's very stupid to give MVP for tournaments like WESG, CS:GO Asia Championship or even Blast Pro Istambul
2019-01-28 08:59
#125
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Other Phinks
At least bother to elaborate? MVP, most valuable player.. is something which isnt only tied to tier 1 events?
2019-01-28 09:21
Every tournament has a most valuable player regardless of its prestige
2019-01-28 11:13
But i swear they will count this MVP prize oin next top 20 of year.. and they will count stats from this tournament aswell..
2019-01-28 11:30
Everyone got shit stats this tournament
2019-01-28 13:13
it will be included sure but not considered "Big Event" stats, which HLTV takes note of.
2019-01-28 14:10
i am not sure about it...
2019-01-28 15:06
check Twgr1s's (however you spell his Twitter name), the HLTV co-owner, tweets...he basically confirmed it Bottom line is this is a very small tournament with a weak MVP award attached to it. It will not count for very much at all in this year's rankings. just like cs summit or your average DH Open.
2019-01-28 15:08
+1
2019-01-30 21:54
Secret GuardiaN phrase: Rasyebu bomjey
2019-01-28 08:10
+1 LOL
2019-01-30 21:55
Deserved,I hope he can continue regaining his form <3 Laco
2019-01-28 08:14
GOOD JOB SLOVAC
2019-01-28 08:24
Godian
2019-01-28 08:27
#120
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
GODIAN and unluko NiKo
2019-01-28 08:50
good sloVac
2019-01-28 08:51
#124
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Other Phinks
Nice, good to see this.
2019-01-28 09:19
GODIAN
2019-01-28 09:26
Sosaatt Blyatt!!! (C) Ladik
2019-01-28 09:37
+1LOL
2019-01-30 21:55
+1 LOL
2019-01-30 21:55
ez for ladik, faze up
2019-01-28 09:43
WP.. Deserved.. Rip NA cs
2019-01-28 09:45
Deserved.
2019-01-28 09:53
1st of 3 MVPs this yar
2019-01-28 10:03
1 good match overall, wp
2019-01-28 10:07
apparently hltv MVP staff suffers from Last Impression Effect (LIE), which made them only considers the last map to steal away this glorious trophy from exceptional player KioShiMa
2019-01-28 10:15
+1 MVP of the final for his last map, sure, but not MVP of the tournament
2019-01-28 11:13
rating difference of 0.03 but lose yeah no
2019-01-28 11:14
Gg ez lacoW clap godian
2019-01-28 10:19
COCATb blyat
2019-01-28 10:23
#153
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Serbia bra1np
His form is fucking bad, also olof and rain.. But they will step up before Major, I hope
2019-01-28 10:53
FaZe fans so stupid, but guess what, no major for you, never, enjoy being cocky idiots winning bad turnament, get out of here
2019-01-28 11:04
#159
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Turkey Slapdash
Remember GuardiaN flick
2019-01-28 11:12
that clutch tho <3
2019-01-28 11:48
How can this tournament even have a MVP? Beating 3 teams with new rosters that’s not even in the top 10.
2019-01-28 11:13
+1
2019-01-28 11:46
big faze cloud 9 are A top 10 team :)
2019-01-28 11:47
BIG is ranked #13, Cloud9 #14 and coL is not even in the top 30.
2019-01-28 14:41
lol i thought big is 7/8 xD
2019-01-28 16:26
Col #16
2019-01-30 21:56
#36*
2019-01-31 11:13
"In the end, what was already going to be a weak MVP award due to the event's size and competitiveness (or rather lack of), is further diluted by no one truly standing out from the field. Safe to say this MVP (and EVPs) won't have significant effect on the Top 20 of 2019" @Tgwri1s
2019-01-28 14:07
God-ian!! his 1v4 clutch on train vs C9 vas sick
2019-01-28 11:20
Adren>Guardian
2019-01-28 11:39
Pretty shit stats for MVP tbh
2019-01-28 11:43
+1
2019-01-28 11:45
+1
2019-01-28 11:48
It would have been like that for whoever they gave it to
2019-01-28 13:14
where is oskar oh no, i forgot lulW
2019-01-28 13:14
Kio is robbed
2019-01-28 11:48
shit man, both teams are international organization and lineup, why the fuck did so many people concentrate on the flags?
2019-01-28 11:59
He sent ex-cheater flusha packing!
2019-01-28 12:05
deserved
2019-01-28 12:09
#186
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Slovakia SLAVak
NikO played much better throught the entire event than Guardian..
2019-01-28 12:15
and disappeared once again in the final.
2019-01-28 12:59
oof
2019-01-28 15:04
1.10 vs 1.11 "so much better" 0.01 l m a o
2019-01-28 15:09
#188
gimp | 
United Kingdom suge
imagine giving out mvp in a 4 team tournament lmao
2019-01-28 12:21
#189
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United States hellboy^
34-9 lul
2019-01-28 12:22
Deserved !
2019-01-28 12:26
So much red and MVP LOL
2019-01-28 12:26
Damn Niko goes crazy dropping 25-30 bombs and faze lose. Niko goes negative big and faze win. Hmmmm......
2019-01-28 12:35
Should be Choko, higher rating
2019-01-28 12:37
#198
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Estonia disb
It is for KIOGOD - the most awesome performance on this tournament! Ye ace from SlovakishVACish was amazing, BUT COME ON
2019-01-28 12:47
#199
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CIS sergioff
GuardiaN <3
2019-01-28 12:53
Sosat,blyad
2019-01-28 13:05
+1 LOL
2019-01-30 21:57
Undeserved
2019-01-28 13:36
#214
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Czech Republic KLothbrok
GodiaN
2019-01-28 13:49
Deserved, Godian played to much in this final Congrats
2019-01-28 13:51
SloVAC 🔝
2019-01-28 14:03
#220
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Slovakia slawik
Shooting as birds on hunting ☺️ gg Laco
2019-01-28 14:34
deserved
2019-01-28 15:19
awpers are op af
2019-01-28 16:27
Well deserved!
2019-01-28 18:33
#238
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Bulgaria 41NG
NICE WIN
2019-01-28 21:13
Worst MVP stats I've seen in years
2019-01-28 21:57
U sure? hltv.org/events/3389/dreamhack-masters-s.. This is tournament with 4 teams,no matter who is mvp,he will have low stats
2019-01-29 00:30
True but he didn't win because of his stats but his calling, justified MVP
2019-01-29 00:31
GuardiaN didnt won MVP for having best stats,he won MVP because he showed up when it mattered the most,justified MVP.
2019-01-29 00:35
Cg GodiaN #FaZeUp
2019-01-29 00:44
CLUTCHIAN THE GODIAN KING
2019-01-29 00:58
sosat blyat
2019-01-29 01:31
+1 LOL
2019-01-30 21:59
ez
2019-01-29 17:35
good start
2019-01-30 02:23
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