device wins StarLadder Major MVP award

Astralis star Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz is the winner of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of the StarLadder Major by HLTV.org and betway.

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 showing off his MVP medal from the Major

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.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
1213
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1085
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1507
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1675
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
DEV1CE_4_MAJOR_S0MPLE_0 DENMARK_4_MAJOR_NA_1
2019-09-08 20:59
expected
2019-09-08 20:59
expected for the GOAT
2019-09-08 21:00
deserved my boy dev1ce GOAT /CLOSED
2019-09-08 21:02
MVPVICE
2019-09-08 21:03
#73
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United States Azuhh
wtf ahmed))
2019-09-08 21:10
#75
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
Goodvice
2019-09-08 21:10
#110
ELMO | 
Sweden herb
FeelsBirthdayMan
2019-09-08 21:48
GOAT of csgo. Very difficult to talk about GOAT of the whole cs franchise but it's pretty clear for csgo!
2019-09-08 21:24
should of gone to hunter
2019-09-08 21:00
+1 NA NOOBS Simple BOT
2019-09-08 21:00
#27
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Denmark devnr1
Denmark better host the next major or the one after.
2019-09-08 21:00
#53
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Brazil VlNl
Expected from MIBR_IS_OVERRATED alt
2019-09-08 21:03
NA SO BAD LUL
2019-09-08 21:03
s1mple>device
2019-09-08 21:33
+1
2019-09-09 15:31
#173
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Finland supanova
i were on berlin, i saw the games, i can say, device >>> s1mple at the moment.. s1mple unfortenately wasnt seen on the server, maybe things change after zeus leaves and they will get new blood on the team who is more hungry and more motivated.
2019-09-10 12:07
+1
2019-09-08 23:38
I just wanna make sure everyone knows that s1mple is two Tiers above dev2ce.
2019-09-08 21:00
Cool Story Tell Again
2019-09-08 21:03
Yeah, he surely did good this... oh wait he played like a bot this major Device has more highlights from the finals than smple during the whole major lmao Rn device top2 after lige imo, simple back to trash tier (hopefully he will come back at his best form soon) sorry bad englando
2019-09-08 21:03
"played like a bot" 1.19 rating he must be really insane to have a 1.19 rating and that being considerd bad. thats 0.3 rating away from devices past 6 months
2019-09-08 21:45
Device >>>>>> p1mple
2019-09-08 21:09
#74
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Finland N1ggers
S0mple 0 major Device 4 major 2 major mvp Xaxaxa
2019-09-08 21:10
dev2(mvps)ce s0mple
2019-09-08 21:13
s1mple_1_top_1 Dev2ce_0_top_1 XAAXXAAXAXAXAXAXX
2019-09-08 21:40
destroyed him with facts
2019-09-09 17:09
Who?
2019-09-08 21:35
*100 agree just ignore dev2ce fanboy hahahah
2019-09-09 03:31
#4
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North America ZachS721
Expected
2019-09-08 20:59
deserved GOD DEVICE simple bot choquid GOAT ASTRALIS
2019-09-08 20:59
ez
2019-09-08 20:59
expected
2019-09-08 20:59
#8
EliGE | 
United States Jono13
Goat
2019-09-08 21:00
ez
2019-09-08 20:59
#12
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Europe AllowItFam
expected
2019-09-08 21:00
#13
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Poland crazyworld
definitely not top1 for the haircut xd
2019-09-08 21:00
Baller Russssski haircut
2019-09-09 08:20
Lul
2019-09-08 21:00
Best bday gift ever
2019-09-08 21:00
EZ4CR4ZY
2019-09-08 21:00
hltv #1 2019
2019-09-08 21:00
DESERVED
2019-09-08 21:00
tom cruise
2019-09-08 21:00
#22
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Brazil Nickzim
Shited on jame's head
2019-09-08 21:00
#23
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India Cruize
Big stage players! Hats off.
2019-09-08 21:00
TOP 1 in 2019 - CONFIRMED
2019-09-08 21:00
Undeserved
2019-09-08 21:00
Well done.
2019-09-08 21:00
In case this thread gets full of comments, simply reply to me
2019-09-08 21:00
Ok
2019-09-08 21:01
#72
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Sweden DanDolme
Ok
2019-09-08 21:09
spacious here mens
2019-09-08 21:22
#112
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Germany sommares
Ok
2019-09-08 21:50
#30
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Denmark ram0
gg ez for devve
2019-09-08 21:00
izzi MVP
2019-09-08 21:00
#32
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Portugal xxxruixxx
Deserved.
2019-09-08 21:00
#33
sodaH | 
Estonia rafio
u mean jame lol
2019-09-08 21:01
GOAT
2019-09-08 21:01
#35
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Deserved for the birthday boy.
2019-09-08 21:01
#36
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Spain elskio
DeGOAT
2019-09-08 21:01
Deserved
2019-09-08 21:01
What a final from him tho
2019-09-08 21:01
jks evp
2019-09-08 21:01
xyp9x >>>>>>
2019-09-08 21:01
#41
NEO | 
Germany syndak
give him graffiti
2019-09-08 21:01
Of course he does
2019-09-08 21:01
#43
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Poland FitPolak
S0mple should've win
2019-09-08 21:01
in reality he should have 4 MAJOR MVPS, cause he had highest stats in all of em
2019-09-08 21:01
He should have 3 magisk definitely earned his
2019-09-08 21:25
device almost singlehandedly cost them the Atlanta Major final lmao Kjaerbye 100% deserved that medal you could also argue that the FaceIt Major MVP could have (or should have, depending on who you ask) gone to elec or dupreeh
2019-09-08 23:23
They wouldnt have got there without device that is a terrible argument who cares about the finals when they wouldnt have even beat navi with a worse playing device Mvp is the best player in the tournament not just the finals
2019-09-08 23:45
device = great in quarters and semis, awful in finals kjaerbye = good in quarters and semis, great in finals Kjaerbye 100% deserved that medal. Higher base performance throughout the event, didn't completely suck at any point and carried the team in the title decider when it mattered the most. By definition, giving device the MVP would have been wrong. How can the most valuable player be bottomfragging/the least impactful in the most important match of the whole tournament?
2019-09-09 02:15
Device perfromed better than kjaerbye in every gs game quarters and semis 10 (dont remember specific stats from each map sorry if kjaerbye was better on 1 map during navi) maps > 3 maps
2019-09-09 02:17
device: vs NaVi - 1.38 (1st in team), great vs fnatic - 1.37 (2nd in team), great vs VP - 0.89 (5th in team), bad Kjaerbye: vs NaVi - 1.11 (2nd in team), good vs fnatic - 1.31 (3rd in team), great vs VP - 1.38 (1st in team), great - device peaked in quarters; Kjaerbye performed well. - Both had comparable performances in the semis. - Kjaerbye peaked in finals; device shits the bed. seems fair enough to me. Kjaerbye played good to great in all his games and peaked when it mattered the most, hence making him the most valuable player. device is a close second because he peeked in the quarters, but he didn't show up whatsoever in the finals (in that sense, it's not possible for him to be the "most valuable" player.)
2019-09-09 02:23
The gs matters as well btw
2019-09-09 04:40
Kjaerbye was the reason they even won in Atlanta. You could argue that dev1ce got them there, but Kjaerbye got them over the line while also being great during the rest of the games as well.
2019-09-08 21:32
rating highest in all 4 majors
2019-09-08 21:33
True, I'm just pointing out that Kjaerbye deserved the MVP in Atlanta.
2019-09-08 21:33
GOAT Device thats my point
2019-09-08 21:34
+1
2019-09-08 21:34
Yeah... But this is MVP Major from yesterday..
2019-09-09 07:11
Read #44.
2019-09-09 12:32
+1 anyone who says that device deserved it over Kjaerbye is delusional. device disappeared in the finals and would have cost them the title had Kjaerbye not hard carry. and it wasn't like Kjaerbye wasn't pulling his own weight pre-finals. He played great throughout the whole tourney.
2019-09-09 02:33
#46
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Portugal Agricultor
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
2019-09-08 21:02
Im a big device hater, but this major he is the real mvp
2019-09-08 21:02
Deserved, amazing player
2019-09-08 21:02
deserved expected
2019-09-08 21:02
good shit
2019-09-08 21:03
Tom "Bangs" Cruise
2019-09-08 21:03
expected but undeserved
2019-09-08 21:05
Oh My GOD YOURMOMISONMEHELPONMY
2019-09-08 21:04
GG
2019-09-08 21:05
Device has never been the #1 player in a year, but who gives a shit when you've won 4 majors? Not to mention, while other players have fallen off, he's stayed consistent for years. Dude's a monster, there's really not any other player like him in CSGO.
2019-09-08 21:05
wtf why
2019-09-08 21:06
#65
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Russia NOD777
GG TROPHY DESTOYER
2019-09-08 21:07
#66
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Turkey ok4N__
Deserved expected GOAT
2019-09-08 21:07
#67
broky | 
Estonia E$t0
ez
2019-09-08 21:07
what a birthday present!!!!
2019-09-08 21:07
And people dare call S1mple the Goat when this guy exists
2019-09-08 21:09
At least this time there's not a lot of people claiming he didn't deserve it... Godlike performance..!
2019-09-08 21:10
#77
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Lithuania 7000won
where is p1mple?
2019-09-08 21:12
#79
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Lebanon Xpicyy
Well deserved!
2019-09-08 21:14
2019 TOP1=device
2019-09-08 21:14
Device won mvp but broke the trophy shot: clips.twitch.tv/ElatedRockyJellyfishFUNg.. LMFAO
2019-09-08 21:15
DEV4CE
2019-09-08 21:16
f0rest olofmeister coldzera s1mple and now device the list of GOATS
2019-09-08 21:16
only olof and forest goat totally inaccurate list
2019-09-08 21:21
Imagine calling s1mple a goat but not GTR. Bad list.
2019-09-08 21:25
k forgot to add GTR and kennyS, dont discredit s1mple because of his achievement. he's like westbrook/nash in basketball
2019-09-08 21:30
Ok , that's more like it. (KennyS is kinda debatable but alright)
2019-09-08 21:27
Westbrook is not a top 5 player of the 2010s. s1mple is a way better player in CS than Westbrook is in the NBA.
2019-09-08 23:46
#84
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Latvia DA3M0S
ASTRALIS HATERS WHERE YOU AT NOW? LUL
2019-09-08 21:19
crying with the TL players after they got 2-0ed by Ast lol
2019-09-09 02:34
huh wut? magisk robbed?
2019-09-08 21:20
this time it was definitely deserved. i was skeptical of some mvps he's gotten in the past because he would often have awful maps here and there where he'd finish last or other teammates would be much more impactful in terms of helping the team win. this time around he not only put up numbers when it comes to statistics, but also had a lot of impactful rounds and was overall doing very well in all of their games. it felt like astralis won most of their pistol rounds by having device kill 3-4 guys every time.
2019-09-08 21:28
#118
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Denmark MeToxi
I just wanna question your statement, from where i see it, device is the most consitent player on astralis, short term as well as long term so it really confuses me how you can say the opposite and use that as an argument to discredit some of his previous mvps. Shortterm being tournaments and longterm being yearly.
2019-09-08 22:14
first of all what does "long term" has anything to do with an mvp which is a title given to a player for their performance in a specific tournament? secondly, the claim that device is the most consistent player on astralis short term is completely false. that title surely goes to magisk. device has insane spikes in short term performance or at least had in multiple tournaments in the past. this time around, as i stated in my original comment, he was rock solid throughout the tournament. there have been plenty of cases in the past where device was the top rated player on astralis if you look at the statistics from the entire tournament but in reality astralis wouldn't have won the tournament at all if it wasn't for insane performances by xyp9x, magisk or sometimes dupreeh. i remember series where device would be nonexistent to a point where dupreeh had to main awp or magisk would have to do insane triple entries with deagle or xyp9x pulling multiple 1vX clutches out of his ass to simply stay in the tournament. so yeah, im very skeptical of a player getting an mvp when he's rated slightly higher than his teammates, provided he is an awper and he is the star player so on average he is supposed to get higher numbers, yet he occasionally disappears or chokes and lets his team down.
2019-09-08 22:57
#132
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Denmark MeToxi
But dont you see what you're doing here? You're assuming that if device isn't great at every single moment then the mvp should go to the player who had insane performances at times. Like you just said: " i remember series where device would be nonexistent to a point where dupreeh had to main awp or magisk would have to do insane triple entries with deagle or xyp9x pulling multiple 1vX clutches out of his ass to simply stay in the tournament" But in what world does that mean that they should earn the MVP when device was the main reason they won so many other games? I stand by my statement that device is their most consistent player on a tournament basis but even if he wasn't then my above point should surely still be valid. You're just assuming that if device isn't their best player in 10/10 games but only in 8/10 games then magisk should get the MVP because he was their best player in the 2/10 games which also happened to be playoffs and then 2nd best in the rest.
2019-09-08 23:54
there is a difference between not being great and literally bottom fragging or forcing your teammate to play a role they usually don't because you are incapable of doing your part. device got some of his mvps in tournament runs where he had complete and utter screw ups that almost cost his team their run and still got the mvp because on average, which also included pubstomping tier 2 teams, he had better numbers. notice in my original comment i said "some", not "all" of his mvps. many of them were well earned.
2019-09-09 01:23
#157
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Denmark MeToxi
I think this will be easier to discuss if there was some tournaments to base the comments on. If I remember correctly, the faceit major mvp was pretty discussed, any other suggestions? I did notice that you said some even though it might not have looked like it. And the fact is that Petar doesn't base his mvps on stats only. Just like he said before this final, device and jame was both far ahead of their teams, more than what the stats made it seem like. (Yes, you didn't question this major MVP but I'm trying to prove a point here.) This isn't the first time that Petar say something like this because he does it every big tournament. He also mentioned after the top20 ranking 2018 was out that device was a lot closer to top 1 than most thought but s1mple still got it comfortably. They really do a lot of work to decide who is the best player in a tournament. Tweet: twitter.com/Tgwri1s/status/1170711453411..
2019-09-09 09:14
GOAT
2019-09-08 21:31
Deserved, ggwp Astralis
2019-09-08 21:34
#102
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Portugal Antzrede
GOAT
2019-09-08 21:35
deserved
2019-09-08 21:35
DEVVE GOD
2019-09-08 21:36
Deserved... Love or hate him, can't be denied he's consistent as fuck for all these years that he's been playing. Might not be the flashiest player, but who really cares if you win your team rounds.
2019-09-08 21:38
GOD
2019-09-08 21:39
very nice
2019-09-08 22:05
#116
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Brazil JgzMcz
he did great but xy did better he is the real mvp of star leader major! gz for astralis.
2019-09-08 22:11
#117
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Italy CHEBBOxxx
highest playoff rating ever for an mvp major winner?
2019-09-08 22:13
Deserved yeah but don't forget device plays in a way better team than simple.
2019-09-08 22:15
He really deserved it, GG
2019-09-08 22:35
#122
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Czech Republic PaYaB
deserved cs god
2019-09-08 23:01
#123
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Poland Ktav
Bowlcut
2019-09-08 23:07
No more debate about it! Device IS the Best player in the world
2019-09-08 23:11
#126
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Europe fidai
IMMORTAL LEGEND
2019-09-08 23:15
#128
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Russia AxemaN
You are well done and you are worthy of was have MVP!!!
2019-09-08 23:30
#133
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New Zealand rOtten_97
Device slowly becoming the goat of csgo
2019-09-09 00:13
probably already is ... always in top 20 since 2014, most major wins, so many other tournament wins, so many mvp awards ... i mean he isnt as flashy as a simple (although sometimes he actually is) but i cant think of any other pro who is as consistent as device is.
2019-09-09 06:50
Goodjob Device my man. I believed in you guys from dignitas onwards and still do. Xyp is one of my favourites but device playstyle and personal treats reminds me of myself. How I play, what struggles I face. What great potential and peak form rest within me. Playing like the best in the server being able to compete against the best. While not necessarily being simple or zywoo. Consistency and teamplay. Respect how you guys overcame each obsticle.
2019-09-09 01:33
#166
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Denmark esAq
Lol
2019-09-09 14:14
looooool 0.46 rating on nuke? he must be like the worst mvp ever? how bad
2019-09-09 01:58
GOAT
2019-09-09 02:52
Dev1ce back to top 3 awp
2019-09-09 02:59
happy birthday, dev1le
2019-09-09 03:00
EZ 4 Tom Cruise
2019-09-09 04:06
#148
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China WinnerZ
deserved
2019-09-09 05:19
#152
mir | 
Russia Zel0cE
The Professional
2019-09-09 07:15
Hate him or love him. Dude's a legend now. Maybe even GOAT of GO, along with a few names.
2019-09-09 07:24
Congratulations Device also with your birthday
2019-09-09 07:40
In term of achievements he is now the GOAT, but only in the heart of the few who like to watch an immobile screen with a cross in the center. No that is salty he has some amazing pistol rounds
2019-09-09 07:49
He is a pretty active awp'er
2019-09-09 14:25
expected from goatvic3
2019-09-09 09:31
GOAT
2019-09-09 10:25
Congrats & Happy Birthday !!
2019-09-09 11:23
Didnt expect this performance of Astralis. Im not fan but i am amazed
2019-09-09 12:51
100% deserved it. Watching dev1ce at pistol rounds felt like watching dennis back in the day.
2019-09-09 12:55
#165
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Spain m4t4
this one was really deserved gz dev2ce
2019-09-09 14:13
#168
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Brazil LordQ
goat
2019-09-09 14:27
deserved
2019-09-09 15:20
Smarter player of all time.
2019-09-10 04:54
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