ZywOo claims ESL One Cologne MVP award
The French youngster secured the award after inspiring Vitality to a runners-up finish in Germany with a tournament-leading 1.33 rating across 17 maps played.
ZywOo was on a 13-map streak of 1.00+ ratings ahead of the grand final, putting up key performances all throughout the French team's lower bracket run in the group stage. He kept up a fantastic level in the playoffs, which included an out-of-this-world 1.87 series rating against NRG and a 1.36 rating versus Astralis, pushing Vitality to the grand final.
Although he recorded his only two below-average maps in the grand final against Liquid, the 18-year-old was still a key performer in the title decider thanks to great play on Dust2 and Inferno. That helped him fend off a threat from Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski, the biggest candidate for the award from the winning side.
With two big-event MVPs to his name in 2019, ZywOo has now tied his aforementioned American rival after winning his first at ECS Season 7 Finals a month ago, and overtook him with three in total this year combined with his accolade from cs_summit 4.