device wins StarLadder Major MVP award
The Danish talent, who turned 24 today, capped off a fantastic tournament with a powerful final performance as he inspired Astralis to a convincing 2-0 victory over AVANGAR with a team-leading 1.71 rating.
device excelled especially in the playoffs, in which he averaged a sensational 1.47 rating, topping the scoreboard in all three series that his team played in the knockout rounds. His ability to find a higher gear in the decisive stages of the tournament was what ultimately saw him win the race for the award ahead of players like Dzhami "Jame" Ali - who was his closest rival heading into the final -, Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth and Emil "Magisk" Reif.
device was ranked first for KDD (+81), total kills (313) and AWP frags (148) while also featuring in the stats leaderboards in seven other categories, most notably rating (1.26), kills per round (0.82), clutches won (seven) and opening duel success (65.8%).
This is the 14th MVP award of device's career, the second to come from Major tournaments, which sees him equal Marcelo "coldzera" David's record. It is also his second medal of the year, after previously scooping the honor at BLAST Pro Series São Paulo.