IEM Sydney Fantasy recap

IEM Sydney has come to a conclusion, as has its associated Fantasy game, which we will be recapping by taking a look at the best-performing players and teams of the HLTV Fantasy League by BUFF.bet.

Liquid triumphed in Sydney on Sunday, finally breaking the team's Big event curse, one that had persisted for far too long. To noone's surprise, Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken copped the tournament MVP title, and those that had selected the 19-year-old in their Fantasy pick definitely reaped rewards off the back of this decision.

Twistzz proved to be an outstanding Fantasy pick at 242 points

One of the most upsetting factors for Fantasy players over the course of Sydney was the unfortunate absence of Nikola "NiKo" Kovač from FaZe, as the Bosnian national experienced visa issues that prevented him from performing for his team. Those that committed $240,000 of their aggregate funds to this pick definitely felt the sting, as the player was substituted by Janko "YNk" Paunović, who understandably fell short of the expectations set out for NiKo.

For those wondering which lineup of players yielded the most Money Draft points without assigned roles, the optimal selection would have been Twistzz, Marcelo "coldzera" David, David "frozen" Čerňanský, Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and Dennis "dennis" Edman. As for an optimised squad with assigned roles, Twistzz as headshot machine, coldzera as attacker, Stewie2K as leader, frozen as support and dennis as defender would have yielded an impressive 1081 points.

Below is a top 10 list of the most effective player picks from IEM Sydney:

1. Canada Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken - 242 points
2. United States Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte - 219 points
3. Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David - 211 points
4. Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic - 196 points
5. Slovakia David "frozen" Čerňanský - 176 points
6. United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski - 174 points
7. United States Ethan "Ethan" Arnold - 172 points
8. United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip - 164 points
9. Estonia Robin "ropz" Kool - 154 points
10. Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg - 141 points

Apparently, the key to success in the Sydney Fantasy game was selecting the combination of Twistzz and ropz, a duo present in the majority of top-placed fantasy picks. While Twistzz was definitely a winning pick, many underestimated the value of Brehze, who netted a total of 219 points without bonus.

HLTV League by BUFF.bet winner (Money Draft):

1. African Union kr3ssy (1039)

In second place was user North America AJRAJR123, just 10 points behind the subsequent winner, kr3ssy. The leader of the winning team will receive a skin of personal choice, worth up to $100 on BitSkins.

Stay tuned for news regarding upcoming tournaments which will be featured in the HLTV Fantasy game.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
653
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
732
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
779
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1091
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1627
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#1
speed4k | 
Other not_bad 
Results would have been completely different if NiKo attended
2019-05-07 15:49
#5
 | 
India Tritium 
"c" before you edit it
2019-05-07 15:49
#8
 | 
Turkey LULTARES 
LOL
2019-05-07 15:49
#20
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2019-05-07 16:00
expected that you expected
2019-05-07 16:06
#28
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
expected that you expected that he expected
2019-05-07 16:58
#37
 | 
India Tritium 
expect the unexpected
2019-05-07 18:36
Expected the unexpected
2019-05-08 00:02
Expected expectation
2019-05-08 08:31
Expected that you assumed their gender
2019-05-08 15:21
nice
2019-05-07 15:49
#6
 | 
Turkey LULTARES 
F5
2019-05-07 15:49
on mobile hltv app, can’t
2019-05-07 17:16
#32
 | 
Turkey LULTARES 
LUL
2019-05-07 17:17
nifty overrated
2019-05-07 17:19
#34
 | 
Turkey LULTARES 
Nifty underrated
2019-05-07 17:19
nifty inconsistent
2019-05-07 23:19
+1
2019-05-07 15:51
nt #2 place
2019-05-07 16:06
hahahah
2019-05-08 04:15
#45
speed4k | 
Russia Shkek 
you did it!! #1 !1!1 coNGRAT!
2019-05-10 04:52
#2
 | 
India Tritium 
Nice
2019-05-07 15:48
GOD FROZEN
2019-05-07 15:50
Gotta change ur name now mate
2019-05-07 15:56
1. FROZEN TOP1. CANT CHANGE MY MIND 2. outdated name
2019-05-07 15:57
#36
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
name no longer valid
2019-05-07 17:53
change your name now lmao
2019-05-08 08:05
#3
kennyS | 
Germany midas1 
Damn
2019-05-07 15:48
#4
 | 
Canada YankeeM 
Nice
2019-05-07 15:49
#7
Montenegro BCkoo 
who?
2019-05-07 15:49
#9
 | 
Sweden meistr0 
Lmao kr3ssy with the obv f-flag :D
2019-05-07 15:49
#11
 | 
Spain Holiwis 
ok
2019-05-07 15:49
#14
flusha | 
United States ctb^_^ 
people say na is trash still lol look at that list for me
2019-05-07 15:54
God kressy
2019-05-07 15:56
undeserved mvp fck u twistzz
2019-05-07 15:59
#19
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
Why i cant click on kressy profile
2019-05-07 16:00
#22
 | 
Sweden f4k3r12 
god frozen
2019-05-07 16:06
Nice
2019-05-07 16:08
Why the prize money only for first place? If im not mistake there was 3 prize places
2019-05-07 16:21
#26
 | 
India GET_REKT1337 
f0rest still there! #legend
2019-05-07 16:28
the fantasy for Blast Pro Madrid is already up!
2019-05-07 16:42
guess the global #1 is not worth mentioning because he's not in the same league, nice.
2019-05-07 17:05
#30
 | 
United States @FyreCS 
I got 207+ points with Frozen as attacker? HLTV scores per player broken? Stewie2K as leader why? He’s not IGL Dennis as noon would’ve been better
2019-05-07 17:09
#35
 | 
Canada Michaelides 
You can put IGL on any Liquid player and find success since it only requires that player to win games. Also HS machine Twistzz is free bank.
2019-05-07 17:24
#38
 | 
United States @FyreCS 
+1 Twistzz is bestest!
2019-05-07 20:54
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