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:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1298
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1259
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1750
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1045
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
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
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
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
+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
GOD
2019-05-05 13:51
undeserved
2019-05-05 13:52
Twistzzz > bot1mple ? Hahahaha
2019-05-05 13:52
nt forsaken
2019-05-05 14:34
Nt forsaken
2019-05-05 19:06
nt forsaken
2019-05-07 11:38
nt Grat"visa issue"faction guy
2019-05-07 15:53
Nice, go win Summit and Dallas now :)
2019-05-05 13:52
In summit there is Vitality sorry for You , and in Dallas there are G2 and Vitality sorry for you
2019-05-05 13:59
name and flag checks out
2019-05-05 14:05
Name xd
2019-05-05 15:01
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
#42
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United States CaliNinja
I guess ustilo played amazing in the Grand Final 🤔
2019-05-05 13:59
+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
+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
NA TWIST POG EU TWIST LUL
2019-05-05 13:53
NA HAIR LUL
2019-05-05 13:54
rigged for na USTILO had 1.81 rating and twistz won wow
2019-05-05 13:53
lol
2019-05-05 13:54
change your name
2019-05-05 14:00
recommend me
2019-05-05 15:29
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
ok!
2019-05-05 13:53
Twistzz top 1
2019-05-05 13:53
0/8
2019-05-05 14:36
#29
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Germany Chockzz
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
flair checks out
2019-05-05 14:36
Objective opinion.
2019-05-05 15:18
EU stay mad
2019-05-05 13:55
el em ey ou ex-eu country jokos
2019-05-05 13:58
I went to Czech and it’s a shit country sorry
2019-05-05 13:59
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
Russel hottest player.
2019-05-05 13:57
You misspelled Felps
2019-05-05 14:17
You misspelled s1mple
2019-05-05 14:37
#112
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Singapore FallBlade
You misspelled dosia
2019-05-05 16:32
You misspelled s1mple
2019-05-06 14:49
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
because rigged site
2019-05-05 14:37
i thought so
2019-05-05 17:19
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
hell | 
Italy yugeyy
Yay
2019-05-05 14:53
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
67% Headshot, this guy is a god
2019-05-05 15:41
lmao, naf robbed again
2019-05-05 15:43
#110
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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
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
stewie was a real monster in the bo5
2019-05-06 08:21
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
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