EliGE wins EPL Season 9 Finals MVP award

Liquid talent Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski is the winner of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals by HLTV.org and betway.

The 21-year-old capped off a fantastic tournament with a team-leading 1.23 rating in the four-map thriller against G2, putting in 1.20+ ratings on all three maps won by Liquid against the French side.

With his grand final performance, EliGE ended the tournament with a 1.29 rating, the highest overall, beating off competition from Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, the only other real candidate for the prize.

EliGE wins the second MVP medal of his career

Besides leading the tournament's rating charts, EliGE was joint-top for total kills (395) and had the highest assists (83) and opening frags (70). He was also in the top five in nine stats categories, most notably ADR (88.8), kills per round (0.82), percentage of rounds with at least one kill (53.5%) and opening kills per round (0.15).

This is the second MVP medal won by EliGE, who had previously scooped the honour at DreamHack Masters Dallas, at the beginning of the month. He has averaged a stunning 1.21 rating at Big Events since the start of the year, the highest in Liquid, with his closest teammate being Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken at 1.16.

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 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
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1519
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Expected
2019-06-23 22:25
nice nickname haha
2019-06-23 22:27
gg
2019-06-23 22:28
#56
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Poland drammar 
elige is polish
2019-06-23 22:33
nt Einstein
2019-06-23 22:35
Rigged MVP. kennyS should be the one getting the MVP award.
2019-06-24 09:34
:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-06-24 15:56
Not in 1000 years
2019-06-25 02:32
#85
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Sweden c1gart 
source? besides Polish surname
2019-06-23 22:52
#97
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Sweden jakerr 
2019-06-23 23:05
what now trash?
2019-06-23 23:13
#113
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Poland drammar 
Jablonowski polish surname
2019-06-23 23:30
#127
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Sweden c1gart 
I JUST FUCKING WROTE "BESIDES POLISH SURNAME" YOU DUMB FUCK
2019-06-24 00:13
p sure his dad's polish
2019-06-24 01:21
Jeeez, he is Polish man, why so mad? You need to chiil down bro. Look at his surname..
2019-06-24 01:32
#155
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Sweden c1gart 
why u bully me polak ;c
2019-06-24 05:50
#124
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Japan Elyy 
he meant that his ethnicity is polish.
2019-06-24 00:06
vp fix -snax -oko +elige +bntet ez top 5
2019-06-23 23:39
#136
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Singapore Nephalith 
I was eating when I came across your comment goddamn I almost choked to death lmao
2019-06-24 00:38
np mens))
2019-06-24 00:40
#138
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Turkey ozzy4128 
bntet is the best polish player ever
2019-06-24 00:52
#140
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Japan Elyy 
haha bntet legendary polish player
2019-06-24 01:22
#128
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Iran Puriy0 
No one in America is American anyway
2019-06-24 00:13
Elige has portuguese descendence, and he speaks portuguese
2019-06-24 09:58
#164
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United Kingdom apEx_is_BOT 
Nt, Portugal has no scene
2019-06-24 12:15
Uk?
2019-06-25 09:39
#180
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United Kingdom apEx_is_BOT 
Still a bigger scene than portugal
2019-06-25 18:54
#48
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Sweden Unluko 
EliGE > NiKo
2019-06-23 22:31
So far
2019-06-23 22:33
#150
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United States Hambone 
I would tend to agree. Elige has better aim and better skills and better onetaps.
2019-06-24 03:46
Good player
2019-06-23 23:09
Nice
2019-06-23 22:25
Deserved
2019-06-23 22:26
+1
2019-06-23 22:36
#4
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Denmark danishwarrior 
very cool!
2019-06-23 22:26
Respect Jablonowski!
2019-06-23 22:26
#6
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United States @FyreCS 
Wtf
2019-06-23 22:26
#7
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Denmark oskarsports 
not deserved
2019-06-23 22:26
yes because oskarsports says that
2019-06-23 22:26
0/8
2019-06-23 22:27
#91
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Germany Snow11 
+1
2019-06-23 22:57
#92
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United States SlenderHD 
0/8 Retard
2019-06-23 22:58
#8
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Poland POLAND_SHIT 
deserved
2019-06-23 22:26
would rather kennys
2019-06-23 22:26
choked on inferno
2019-06-23 22:26
Ok kebab
2019-06-23 22:27
your a kebab too lol
2019-06-23 22:30
maybe he is fakeflag ?
2019-06-23 22:35
Maybe he is immigrant?
2019-06-23 22:45
#75
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Azerbaijan Thiccdik 
Maybe he is intelligent kebab
2019-06-23 22:43
Maybe he is immigrant?
2019-06-23 22:45
#82
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Azerbaijan Thiccdik 
Maybe he is intelligent immigrant kebab?
2019-06-23 22:47
#107
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Denmark xlo6x 
autistsson
2019-06-23 23:27
Immigrant in kebab country =/= kebab
2019-06-23 23:33
0/8
2019-06-23 22:28
0/8
2019-06-23 22:34
#10
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United States JustBitsy 
Deserved!
2019-06-23 22:26
Deserved
2019-06-23 22:26
#14
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Finland Emvi 
top 5 2019
2019-06-23 22:26
+1
2019-06-23 22:35
#134
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Canada Gabault 
top 1
2019-06-24 00:27
#161
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Macau iaokachon 
elige zywoo top 3 easily
2019-06-24 09:47
Deserved.
2019-06-23 22:26
GG
2019-06-23 22:26
#17
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France Estraz 
Elige and twistzz in top 5 best players 2019
2019-06-23 22:26
agree
2019-06-23 23:39
#153
ZywOo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8tyxBiH 
+1
2019-06-24 04:25
Gg, deserved.
2019-06-23 22:27
#19
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Russia foggy54 
Best Polish player right now.
2019-06-23 22:26
#23
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Poland mamba99999 
+1
2019-06-23 22:27
#88
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Germany L1lK1M 
+1
2019-06-23 22:54
+1
2019-06-23 23:29
hahaha +1
2019-06-24 08:12
#20
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United States @FyreCS 
Twistzz should’ve won :(
2019-06-23 22:27
#30
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United Kingdom fal36 
If only he played better than elige
2019-06-23 22:27
no
2019-06-23 22:34
#99
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United States fat_NA_retard 
no, I killed twistzz in retakes once so I deserve MVP more than him.
2019-06-23 23:07
#145
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United States ferric 
+1
2019-06-24 02:57
#149
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United States @FyreCS 
+1111 Wtf
2019-06-24 03:43
deserved but kenny <3
2019-06-23 22:27
#22
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United Kingdom fal36 
Wp
2019-06-23 22:27
#24
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United States DervGuy 
Played like a madman.
2019-06-23 22:27
imagine if hellraisers had taken them down, what a dull tournament it would become
2019-06-23 22:27
#170
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
No it would be fun because liquid sucks
2019-06-24 16:53
expected
2019-06-23 22:27
Baiter.
2019-06-23 22:27
deserved, best polish player so far
2019-06-23 22:27
#29
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Croatia AzorAhai 
Undeserved, Chuckyy deserved MVP!!!
2019-06-23 22:27
#76
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Kkkkkk idiot
2019-06-23 22:44
#89
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Croatia AzorAhai 
MiBR Lucas OmegaLOL
2019-06-23 22:56
#98
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Not confirmed, but if replace felps pussy i agree
2019-06-23 23:06
deserved!
2019-06-23 22:28
#35
JaCkz | 
France Nairelav 
Wp, deserved even if it was a bit harder for him on the grand final he just destroyed every other teams Astralis include
2019-06-23 22:28
#37
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Europe Liquid_RiVEN 
ez for the best player of 2019 :D
2019-06-23 22:28
#77
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Fact #1 in the world this year
2019-06-23 22:45
wat
2019-06-23 23:29
#38
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United States kobraky95 
Deserved!
2019-06-23 22:28
#40
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United States v1ctuh 
Twistzz may have not shown it throughout the tournament, but he equally deserves to be MVP
2019-06-23 22:29
Elige was the reason they won against astralis so he deserves it more
2019-06-23 22:29
#51
AmaNEk | 
Europe JaZ1Z 
+1 what a god. Without his performance on inferno it could be fifth map. 300 iq player
2019-06-23 22:32
#53
AmaNEk | 
Europe JaZ1Z 
Fucking autocorrect on Phone :(
2019-06-23 22:32
#106
Twistzz | 
Sweden davv4 
not a chance
2019-06-23 23:21
nice
2019-06-23 22:30
#43
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United States flybywire12 
Deserved
2019-06-23 22:30
Deserved from 0 MVPs to 2
2019-06-23 22:30
#46
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Poland Oleczeq 
ezz Jablonowski
2019-06-23 22:30
#47
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Norway Ludvic 
He was just on another level in this tournament
2019-06-23 22:31
#49
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Turkey Fugiart 
Deserved
2019-06-23 22:31
Duh
2019-06-23 22:31
#52
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Brazil hugoooo 
This guy is saving Liquid's ass every tournament, once he performs a little worse, the team will need at least two other players to step up
2019-06-23 22:35
#63
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United States jay_320 
Stewie has stepped it up in every finals they've won. He hasn't had mvp level numbers but he's had huge impact. The one who sort of goes missing is NAF he still get his. 1.12 on the tournament isn't bad by any means.
2019-06-23 22:34
I think his form is based on the new structure they have with stewie being more of a lurk on plays and getting info. Elige has been consistently nuts for a few months now so I think he’ll keep this level
2019-06-23 23:30
#54
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United States jay_320 
Best entry player in the world. That's the most impressive thing about Elige to me. He's putting up these numbers from the front of the pack.
2019-06-23 22:32
Deserved
2019-06-23 22:33
#58
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United States Trump2020KAG 
what a monster DESERVED
2019-06-23 22:33
Well Deserved top5 player now
2019-06-23 22:33
good player totally deserved
2019-06-23 22:34
Deserved ez, kenny go retire. AXAXAXAXA
2019-06-23 22:35
plus I wanna see nitro to get the mvp for once but maybe it's too hard for him
2019-06-23 22:36
#69
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United States Trump2020KAG 
HOLY SHIT read the article elige had a INSANE event tops in kills rating and assists......DAMN ELIGE
2019-06-23 22:36
Although i am a supporter of g2 ( shox in real ) I am actually sad g2 got to the finals of this event . Because now they will eventually stick with this lineup, which is of no use for french cs in the long run . Coz everyone knows lucky is not meant to play at this level . This is high time for shox and kenny ,if they really wanna win something they have to keep their ego aside and make one or two changes in the lineup .. -lucky +scream .. Now people will say scream jst has aim ...but well he always had aim yet g2 did well with him even after having smithzz and bodyy . You need aimers and high gamesense player to win at this level . And scream has great experience to play against such teams , he's not doing good now because he's constantly switching teams ..the amount of chance lucky got ...if given to scream you will see more then jst one taps .
2019-06-23 22:36
Haha I was looking forward to them making changes as well but this run might've put a damper on that.
2019-06-24 08:27
gratz monster kenny first evp ! :)
2019-06-23 22:36
#173
flusha | 
United States k3ar 
When was kennyS' last EVP?
2019-06-24 18:32
No idea :( Maybe Cologne 2018 ?
2019-06-24 20:40
#73
arT | 
Brazil Maujubudo 
1.7 against MiBR...
2019-06-23 22:39
#74
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
wp elige
2019-06-23 22:40
#81
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Peru AgentLF 
Deserved :,)
2019-06-23 22:47
#83
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Brazil vinett_ 
+12 both against mibr Too izi
2019-06-23 22:48
Deserved AF
2019-06-23 22:48
Deserved. Down to earth. Fair. Machine.
2019-06-23 22:52
EZ for Top 1 player
2019-06-23 22:54
#90
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Top 1 NA. Top 5 world. Amazing tournament.
2019-06-23 22:57
#93
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United States fat_NA_retard 
deserved
2019-06-23 22:58
#94
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Sweden godname 
real mvp is kenny
2019-06-23 23:00
0/8
2019-06-24 15:59
#95
shox | 
India iejesus 
gotta feel bad for kennys tho Elige Deserves it
2019-06-23 23:03
EPL mvp its one of the hardests. Look how many matches he played well. Well done elige
2019-06-23 23:05
#101
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Brazil ESC0B4R 
Elijão da massa deserved!
2019-06-23 23:10
tyloo helped him a lot (lol) good job elige ! get 2019 top 5 plz!
2019-06-23 23:16
xd
2019-06-23 23:28
wp
2019-06-23 23:17
what a gamer
2019-06-23 23:17
deserved
2019-06-23 23:28
Liquid played on the edge a couple of times this major, and he delivered always. he deserves it 100%
2019-06-23 23:29
#114
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Deserved
2019-06-23 23:30
Elige is like Magisk gg
2019-06-23 23:41
#120
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United States Toothyca 
NICE JONATHAN
2019-06-23 23:43
GJ, wp
2019-06-24 00:02
deserved letsgo EliGE
2019-06-24 00:08
#126
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Brazil Collee 
Best portuguese speaking player of all time
2019-06-24 00:08
#133
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Spain Silber_ 
Bora caralho
2019-06-24 00:25
#129
s1mple | 
Norway mikke_ 
damn thats some solid numbers!
2019-06-24 00:17
Not surprising tbh... He's got a polish surname tho. So in fact EU won, not NA!
2019-06-24 00:17
Seriously? It should've been for twistzz or KennyS.
2019-06-24 00:19
#132
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Spain Silber_ 
When did G2 win?
2019-06-24 00:24
#142
Stewie2K | 
United States kgr8 
in his dreams
2019-06-24 01:58
Where did you get that to win the MVP award the team has to win the tournament?
2019-06-24 02:57
Navi in starladder u remember ?
2019-06-24 04:08
Exactly what I'm talking about. The spanish guy said "When did G2 win?" so...
2019-06-24 19:59
#172
flusha | 
United States k3ar 
ESL One New York MVP was Twistzz while mouz won
2019-06-24 18:30
#147
flusha | 
United States k3ar 
EliGE was the highest rated player of the tournament.
2019-06-24 03:14
You know the reading comprehension of some people. Also, even if Elige wasn't the top fragger of his team in the finals, he was still the top rated player. It's like people only watch the last map of the finals lol.
2019-06-24 08:39
Yeah sure, I prefer Twistzz performance and decisive clutches over whatever EliGe did and also KennyS impressive frags.
2019-06-24 20:08
#176
flusha | 
United States k3ar 
N OMEGALUL
2019-06-24 20:09
0/8 You clearly aren't biased at all lol
2019-06-24 16:00
top 5 players atm
2019-06-24 02:03
#144
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
top3
2019-06-24 02:17
#148
EliGE | 
Lithuania Malest 
Well deserved! Awesome player and such a nice guy!
2019-06-24 03:26
Good job ELIGE , astralis best team in the world
2019-06-24 05:19
Boosting his stats against tier 5 teams like Tyloo and MiBR good job!
2019-06-24 06:04
#163
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Romania d3nyZ 
Deserved.
2019-06-24 10:04
BEST
2019-06-24 14:58
#166
ZywOo | 
Brazil cathory 
Thiago Leifert = EliGE
2019-06-24 15:32
#171
EliGE | 
Netherlands gelm1r 
literally better than s2mple deserved!
2019-06-24 16:59
2019-06-26 00:17
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