Twistzz scoops IEM Sydney MVP award

Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken has been named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of IEM Sydney by HLTV.org and betway.

An incredibly close race to the accolade saw Twistzz come out ahead of two of his teammates, Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski and Keith "NAF" Markovic, as well as one of his final opponents, Jesper "JW" Wecksell, after the fifth map of the title decider.

His peaks in each series of the playoffs, including the highest rating on the last map of the tournament (1.52), a 1.47 rating in an overtime victory on Nuke against MIBR, and a 1.56 rating on the same map versus NiP, swayed the decision the Canadian's way, in the end.

Twistzz claims his second MVP medal

The 19-year-old scooped the award after leading Liquid to their first big-event title, putting in a team-highest 1.25 rating across the 12 maps he played throughout the $250,000 tournament.

The Canadian star recorded a number of other top-five placements in the leaderboards with both great fragging (0.82 KPR) and ability to survive (0.57 DPR), which helped him top the charts in K-D difference (+78). Furthermore, although it didn't impact the decision on the award, he was also the best at headshots with 0.55 per round and a percentage of 67.1%.

This is the second MVP award Twistzz has claimed in his career after he was the best player of ESL One New York 2018 in a losing effort.

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1542
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
881
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Coldzera got higher rating but ok
2019-05-05 13:51
lul m0-16r axaxaxaxa
2019-05-05 13:53
Not all about rating
2019-05-05 13:56
#37
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Spain Rafamaster122 
mibr fan detected
2019-05-05 13:57
#49
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United Kingdom EKersh 
ustillo got a higher rating xdd
2019-05-05 14:02
Rofl 0/8
2019-05-05 14:07
LUL, just delusional fans things
2019-05-05 15:23
#4
kennyS | 
Germany midas1 
Gz
2019-05-05 13:51
#5
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France SUPERMEC 
Yeaaaah
2019-05-05 13:51
#6
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
facts say ustilo hltv.org/stats?event=4236
2019-05-05 13:51
#63
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Kazakhstan KumysPower 
+1
2019-05-05 14:10
+1
2019-05-05 14:18
Highest rating ever in a big event?
2019-05-05 14:28
#80
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2019-05-05 14:34
Ez
2019-05-05 13:51
#9
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Indonesia Exodd 
Congratz super saiyan hair
2019-05-05 13:51
#10
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
GOD
2019-05-05 13:51
#11
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Poland POLAND_SHIT 
undeserved
2019-05-05 13:52
Twistzzz > bot1mple ? Hahahaha
2019-05-05 13:52
#81
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt forsaken
2019-05-05 14:34
#122
oBo | 
United States 1nsaneMe 
Nt forsaken
2019-05-05 19:06
nt forsaken
2019-05-05 21:55
nt forsaken
2019-05-07 11:38
nt Grat"visa issue"faction guy
2019-05-07 15:53
#13
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United States DervGuy 
Nice, go win Summit and Dallas now :)
2019-05-05 13:52
#43
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France LanaRhoades 
In summit there is Vitality sorry for You , and in Dallas there are G2 and Vitality sorry for you
2019-05-05 13:59
#54
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Poland POLAND_SHIT 
name and flag checks out
2019-05-05 14:05
#93
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Spain Dicraftio 
Name xd
2019-05-05 15:01
#55
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United States DervGuy 
I don't think Liquid would lose to either of those teams.
2019-05-05 14:05
Ustilo robbed NA site as always
2019-05-05 13:52
I guess ustilo played amazing in the Grand Final 🤔
2019-05-05 13:59
#82
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1 Hltv rigging it for Twistzzz USTILO deserved it.
2019-05-05 14:35
Wooooo
2019-05-05 13:52
Deserved
2019-05-05 13:52
#17
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
GG TWISTZZZ, lets go liquid
2019-05-05 13:52
#18
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Poland sosiad 
ustilo better
2019-05-05 13:52
#83
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2019-05-05 14:35
EliGE
2019-05-05 13:52
#21
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Norway insy 
Definitely well deserved, superb player
2019-05-05 13:52
#22
NiKo | 
Asia LustBoi 
NA TWIST POG EU TWIST LUL
2019-05-05 13:53
#28
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
NA HAIR LUL
2019-05-05 13:54
#25
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
rigged for na USTILO had 1.81 rating and twistz won wow
2019-05-05 13:53
lol
2019-05-05 13:54
#47
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
change your name
2019-05-05 14:00
recommend me
2019-05-05 15:29
#134
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
s1mple_goat_top1_dev2ce_bot_top2
2019-05-06 14:48
good
2019-05-06 17:41
too long but like it
2019-05-06 17:44
#26
Katie | 
Israel uffiez 
ok!
2019-05-05 13:53
Twistzz top 1
2019-05-05 13:53
#85
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
0/8
2019-05-05 14:36
Deserved. This guy will be a monster
2019-05-05 13:54
Deserved. Talented young player with great future.
2019-05-05 13:55
+1
2019-05-05 14:08
#84
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
flair checks out
2019-05-05 14:36
Objective opinion.
2019-05-05 15:18
#32
COCAINE | 
United Kingdom Kansur 
EU stay mad
2019-05-05 13:55
#39
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Czech Republic ModusOperandi 
el em ey ou ex-eu country jokos
2019-05-05 13:58
#46
COCAINE | 
United Kingdom Kansur 
I went to Czech and it’s a shit country sorry
2019-05-05 13:59
#53
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Czech Republic ModusOperandi 
can't relate 🤷‍♂️ Chequia t1 country chu bout 🐋💨
2019-05-05 14:03
#36
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Portugal palito334 
Coldzera > Twistzz
2019-05-05 13:57
+1
2019-05-05 13:59
#50
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France Aresys 
m16r lul
2019-05-05 14:02
g2 lul
2019-05-05 14:03
#75
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Portugal palito334 
Mibr > G2, ldlc, vitality
2019-05-05 14:25
XD
2019-05-05 14:08
#106
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Europe Vallon2 
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH No. 0/8
2019-05-05 15:40
#107
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Portugal palito334 
Mibr destroy nip
2019-05-05 15:41
#38
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Philippines Eclipsa 
Russel hottest player.
2019-05-05 13:57
You misspelled Felps
2019-05-05 14:17
#86
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
You misspelled s1mple
2019-05-05 14:37
#112
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Singapore FallBlade 
You misspelled dosia
2019-05-05 16:32
#135
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
You misspelled s1mple
2019-05-06 14:49
#65
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
not deserved he played awful in this final elige/nitro deserved it more boosted stats on d2
2019-05-05 14:16
#103
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Ukraine vexuzz 
MVP isn't an only final, it's a whole tournament
2019-05-05 15:35
#66
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Croatia Netkov 
At first, I thought it is twist.
2019-05-05 14:16
Why not Ustillo?
2019-05-05 14:17
#87
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
because rigged site
2019-05-05 14:37
i thought so
2019-05-05 17:19
#70
s1mple | 
Brazil afxsaw1 
undeserved, elige was waaaaay better
2019-05-05 14:21
Sydney was great but Chicago is going to be greatest IEM
2019-05-05 14:23
Do people know u get alot of money also by winning MVP? Organisation, and stuff hiding this pretty well. I mean nothing bad abotu that, but its ALOT of money actually!
2019-05-05 14:24
#91
Twistzz | 
Italy yugeyy 
Yay
2019-05-05 14:53
#96
device | 
China az514k 
ez4 shampoo hair god
2019-05-05 15:15
#97
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Russia RogueDecay 
undeserved
2019-05-05 15:17
He was insane, but I'm very happy to see brollan play... A little monster borns
2019-05-05 15:25
#108
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Europe god_of_hltv 
67% Headshot, this guy is a god
2019-05-05 15:41
lmao, naf robbed again
2019-05-05 15:43
#110
Twistzz | 
Canada ASH1 
Very nice result and deserved
2019-05-05 16:14
He is insane! Definitely deserved.
2019-05-05 17:25
jw deserve this mvp
2019-05-05 17:46
#123
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United Kingdom HLTV_ALPHA 
ustillo robbed
2019-05-05 19:48
Ustilo had a 1.81 though? smh my head.
2019-05-05 20:00
Expected
2019-05-05 20:18
#129
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Greece twachilles 
stewie was a real monster in the bo5
2019-05-06 08:21
#130
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Netherlands Yourii 
Deserved
2019-05-06 11:40
only s1mple deserves MVP Awards
2019-05-06 12:16
#132
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Romania d3nyZ 
100% deserved,this guy is absolutely insane.
2019-05-06 13:58
Cancer Bieber of CS:GO.
2019-05-06 14:55
wtf u say about twistzz?
2019-05-07 11:31
He looks like Justin Bieber man. He's canadian too. Not that he is an actual asshole, but he sure looks like one. lol
2019-05-07 14:10
Deserved
2019-05-07 11:30
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