StarLadder Major: the EVPs

We finally managed to go through the numbers of the StarLadder Major to present you our list of Exceptionally Valuable Players (EVP) of the $1 million competition.

After three intense weeks, Astralis reigned supreme in Berlin with a clinical performance against AVANGAR in the final, becoming the first team to win four Majors and also the first to manage three back-to-back Major triumphs.

Nicolai "device" Reedtz was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament for his pivotal role in Astralis' title-winning campaign, beating off competition from Dzhami "Jame" Ali for the award. The Russian AWPer, who would go on to be named the MVP of BLAST Pro Series Moscow, was one of two AVANGAR players who made the EVP list, which features three players with incredible numbers but whose respective teams could not go beyond the quarter-final stage.

Nine players made the EVP list in Berlin

Only the New Legends and the New Champions stages were considered for the picks, with the New Challengers stage treated as a qualifier to keep this event in line with past Majors that had the Main Qualifier as a separate tournament.

Five players came close to making the cut but ultimately missed out, either due to not being impactful enough (the cases of Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen and Alexey "qikert" Golubev) or because their level dropped so significantly in the playoffs that they fell out of contention (Aleksi "allu" Jalli, Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad and Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas).

HLTV.org's EVP picks (by order):

Russia Dzhami "Jame" Ali
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth
Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif
Kazakhstan Timur "buster" Tulepov
United States Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte
Russia Denis "electronic" Sharipov
Australia Justin "jks" Savage
United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski
France Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut

For the first time, Jame leads the EVP list thanks to what was arguably his best showing to date if we consider the stature of the tournament and how far his performances brought AVANGAR; to the grand final of a Major.

The Russian AWPer was the leading figure behind his team's success, putting in above-average ratings in each of the eight map wins that led the Kazakhstan-majority side to the title decider and earning five map awards in the process — including four PotMs —, most of which he received for his incredible playoffs performances against Vitality and Renegades.

Jame stood out in the categories you would expect a successful AWPer to appear in, with the fourth-most AWP kills per round (0.41), fifth-most opening kills per round (0.14) as well as third-highest opening duel success (66.7%), all the while being one of the hardest players to kill with only 0.58 deaths per round.

Playing a key part in Astralis' record-breaking Major triumph in Berlin, Xyp9x continues a great recovery from an underwhelming period in the spring with his second EVP mention in a row after ESL One Cologne.

Despite a somewhat slow start in the opening two rounds of the group stage, the 24-year-old was a consistent force throughout the prestigious tournament with 11 out of 13 maps rated above 1.00, recording at least one key map almost every step of the way from the fourth round of groups onwards. Xyp9x's consistency is also clear from his overall contribution (75.1% KAST, fourth most), and, as usual, he was an outstanding clutcher (8 1vX situations won, second most).

His youngest teammate Magisk follows closely behind thanks to yet another superb showing, as the 21-year-old keeps his streak of 1.15+ event ratings this year after adding exactly a 1.15 overall rating from the Major.

With just one sub-par map, a 0.54 rating in a 4-16 loss to NRG on Train in the Swiss stage, Magisk was a stable contributor, as well, peaking in the opening two rounds against DreamEaters and G2 and in the quarter-final clash with Liquid, where his excellent level on Overpass pushed the Danish powerhouse to the grand final.

Magisk didn't stand out in any particular statistic other than being Astralis' highest-rated player on the Terrorist side (1.18), but he put in well-above-average numbers all around as an exceptional fragger (0.74 KPR) and solid contributor (73.8% KAST), while also having a good amount of impact (1.12) through opening kills, clutches, and multikills.

buster earned his first-ever EVP award at the StarLadder Major as one of the main carries of the runner-up side AVANGAR, alongside Jame and qikert, recording the team's second-highest 1.11 rating over the course of the 13 maps the CIS-based squad played during the tournament.

The Kazakhstani youngster was a pivotal part of both AVANGAR's 3-1 record in the Swiss stage, in which the 19-year-old put in 1.15+ ratings on all four maps they won including two in close fashion against Renegades and Liquid, and of their playoffs triumphs against Vitality and the Australian side with five more impressive performances.

Overall, buster was AVANGAR's best fragger with 0.72 KPR as well as the biggest contributor with 71.8% KAST and otherwise recorded solid numbers such as 74.9 ADR and a 1.12 impact rating.

Like Magisk, Brehze carries on with a great run of form dating past the beginning of the year as the main man behind NRG's best Major result so far following an undefeated run to the semi-finals.

After his teammates outshone him in the qualifying stage, or now known as the New Challengers stage (still, not considered as part of the Major when it comes to the awards), the 21-year-old took up the mantle of NRG's best player again with an unwavering showing across the board.

Although only once the Player of the Map, Brehze's consistency from start to finish and an admirable (albeit losing) effort in the semi-finals versus Astralis (1.51 rating in a 0-2 series) sees him as the only recipient of the EVP award from his team.

With Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev looking far from his dynamic self, the responsibility to avoid a disastrous last-16 exit for Natus Vincere fell on the shoulders of electronic, who powered the team to the playoffs in Berlin with a 1.31 rating to earn his second EVP mention of the year - his first since StarSeries S7.

The Russian player got off to a slow start, putting in a 0.81 rating in the overtime loss to G2, but exploded after that. He had 1.30+ ratings on six of the other seven maps that Na`Vi played in the New Legends Stage, which he ended with a 1.42 rating - the third-highest overall.

electronic was rated first for rating, ADR (92.5), damage difference per round (+21.5) and Impact (1.38) while also featuring in the top five in three other leaderboards: KDD (+62), kills per round (0.84) and percentage of rounds with at least one kill (52.7%). A reminder of just how good the 21-year-old can be, even if it did not translate into team success.

The Australian did not have the best of tournaments in Berlin, where he posted just a 1.13 rating, but he made his way onto this list thanks to his tremendous impact in the playoffs, which earned Renegades their highest-ever finish at a Major.

jks was largely inconsequential in the New Legends Stage, where jkaem and Liazz stole the show, but he saved his best for the knockout stages as he led Renegades to a clean 2-0 victory over ENCE (1.50 rating, 98 ADR) and also topped the scoreboard in the semi-final defeat to AVANGAR in which he boasted a 1.24 rating - his closest teammate being Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai at 0.85.

Despite his shortcomings, jks still managed to land a place in five stats leaderboards: he was ranked first for total headshots (154), joint-third for clutches (seven) and fifth for KDD (+41).

EliGE continued his rich vein of form with a string of impressive displays in Berlin, where he earned his fifth EVP mention of the year - on top of three MVP medals - in Liquid’s disappointing quarter-final run at the Major.

The 22-year-old was Liquid’s best performer by a long stretch: he ended all the maps that he played with above-average ratings and had four 1.30+ rated maps - twice as many as any of his teammates. He excelled particularly on the CT side, where he boasted a 1.32 rating (third-highest overall), while still being the team’s second-best player on the offense with an average 1.14 rating.

Liquid fans were disappointed with the way that the team went out in Berlin but they cannot point the finger at EliGE, whose 1.23 tournament rating was on par with what he had displayed at previous Big Events this year (average 1.22 rating). He was also among the best in terms of ADR (87.9), Impact (1.36), kills per round (0.82) and opening frags per round (0.15).

ZywOo picked up his third EVP honour of the year, his second in a row, after yet another series of carry performances for Vitality, who gave a disappointing account of themselves in Berlin, leading to a roster change after the event, their first of the year.

The French AWPer went through peaks and troughs at the Major. He ended three maps in the red but made up for that with five 1.30+ rated maps - only device and electronic had more. It is the sort of impact that Vitality’s star can have and that makes facing him such a terrifying prospect.

ZywOo, who was equally as prolific on the Terrorist side (1.24 rating) as he was on the CT side (1.20), was joint top for opening kills per round (0.16) and had the second-highest success in opening duels at 67.3%.

Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
691
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.09
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
661
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
697
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
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
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
820
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
829
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
548
KPR:
0.87
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1392
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Niceeee
2019-09-21 11:00
Deserved
2019-09-21 11:01
#10
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Turkey i_eat_kebab 
FaZeUP
2019-09-21 11:03
Fazeclowns
2019-09-21 11:10
#2
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Netherlands Dabomb050 
gg
2019-09-21 11:01
When you don't F5 fast enough LUL
2019-09-21 18:03
Wtf wheres allu
2019-09-21 11:02
#21
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Finland JuhoCSGO 
Hmmmm maybe because ence didnt make it to semis?....
2019-09-21 11:10
Neither did Navi or vitality. Also allu had 0.05 better rating than zywoo
2019-09-21 11:12
#37
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Finland JuhoCSGO 
oh yeah didnt think about that :D Good point.
2019-09-21 11:44
didnt he only had 6 maps over this major? 2 bo1 and very very bad vs renegades this shouldnt be evp worthy, to only show up in the groups against low teams
2019-09-21 16:19
Vitality low team?
2019-09-21 16:29
#85
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
They didn't play well and didn't display any strat, they were tensions ^^ and Allu was not impactful at all when it mattered
2019-09-21 16:55
vitality almost lost to greyhound lost to syman and dreameaters as well also in the legends stage they only won vs teams that didnt make it trough. vitality was shit still allu had not a good playoff match, thats the most important thing
2019-09-21 17:45
He still carried his team to Playoffs. I think thats evp worthy
2019-09-21 17:47
ence overall did great he didnt carry them when all popped off. look at electronic he had 10 maps and has 8 out of 10 1+ he didnt play that bad at the playoffs too. thats evp worthy
2019-09-21 18:59
No one likes a judas.
2019-09-21 12:16
#78
kennyS | 
Germany midas1 
Danke für den Punkt. Hätte das Satzkonstrukt sonst nicht erkannt
2019-09-21 15:45
no problem. Everyone learn reading but no one can't read what am I?
2019-09-21 15:50
if u read the article, it says why he's not on the list
2019-09-21 20:06
Being a snake probably hiding in a hole 😂😂😂
2019-09-21 21:06
Dupreeh true mvp
2019-09-21 11:02
#8
Brollan | 
Finland olskab 
Where is sergej and allu
2019-09-21 11:04
having fun with sunny LOL
2019-09-21 11:05
#31
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World Notb8ing 
maybe read article, it is because ence players shit the bed in the playoffs, such players didn't get evp.
2019-09-21 11:26
#36
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Canada Michaelides 
I don't think that should be a sole reason. Electronic was shit against NRG in the quarterfinals, yet he got an EVP.
2019-09-21 11:43
#44
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World Notb8ing 
I guess that is true but he still did have better rating ence players, also he overall had better rating, so he beat them by both of these metrics
2019-09-21 11:49
#9
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Turkey i_eat_kebab 
FaZeUP
2019-09-21 11:03
#11
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United Kingdom SickaBoy 
yh
2019-09-21 11:04
GOD everyone
2019-09-21 11:05
Electronic deserved
2019-09-21 11:05
#15
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Poland Gervush 
s1mple haha
2019-09-21 11:07
#16
xccurate | 
Indonesia k1yo_ 
No s1 allu sergej?
2019-09-21 11:08
#27
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Ukraine GluckFM 
100% agree. If the put in some of the qf-lists, they shouldve included those 3 as well, all of them had equally good showings
2019-09-21 11:18
can you read ?? players like allu wasn't included because they shit the bed in playoffs
2019-09-21 11:23
#38
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Ukraine GluckFM 
S1mple didnt shit the bed in playoffs though, electronic did, so that approach clearly lack consistency
2019-09-21 11:45
Even S1mple wasn't in his prime he had a lot of impact for the team. Maybe no evp worth but still far better than 90% of the other players below evp. People talk so much about it cuz they expect S1mple to be the best. If zywoo would miss evp no one would talk about.
2019-09-21 12:20
hltv.org/stats/players/7998/s1mple?event.. This major he didn't have that much impact
2019-09-21 12:39
#86
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
flare checks out and name checks out as well^^ you're blind as fuck... I wouldn't remove anyone in this list for s1mple just like in Cologne. Zywoo was never nor mvp or evp from the big tournaments he played this year so that image is useless. /closed
2019-09-21 17:00
I saw navi matches. S1mple had on almost every map a really bad first half but the second one was GOAT like. I dunno what u were watching but I dont care. Princess.
2019-09-21 17:23
#95
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
S1mple was not impactful in 2019 he doesn’t deserve the #1 for 2019 especially after the last tournaments he played where he was really underwhelming as a player. To get the #1 hltv you have to be consistent as a player and be a contender for titles. The only players that were consistent throughout 2019 and were competing for tiltes were Zywoo, Elige and Dev1ce, dev1ce being maybe the least consistent of the two but won 2 majors and is the MVP of one of them. We’re going to go through back the major events to show you with stats but also achievements which can’t be denied by fan logic going by = > if stats don’t check out then something else is ( which can be true but at some point you can’t fake it anymore). Berlin Major 2019 : dev1ce won the MVP and the title ( EVPs : Elige and Zywoo, both lost to the finalists). Before the break : -IEM Chigago : Elige won the MVP and the title ( No EVPs list out yet but Zywoo is in the top 5 and placed 3-4th with his team). Na’Vi and Astralis weren’t there. -ESL One Cologne : Zywoo won the MVP and placed 2nd beaten by Liquid for the title ( No EVPs list but both s1mple and Elige are in the top 5 for the tourney ; Astralis was beaten by Vitality, a nice little loop/pattern there) -ESL Pro League S9 finals : Elige won the MVP and the title ( EVP is dev1ce) Na’Vi and Vitality weren’t there. -ECS Season 7 finals : Zywoo won the MVP and the title ( Dev1ce is EVP and ranked #2 of the tournament with 1.37). - DreamHack Masters Dallas : Elige won the MVP and the title ( Zywoo is EVP and is the highest rated player of the tournament) - Cs_summit 4 (arguable to be reckoned with) : Zywoo won the MVP and the title against Liquid. - StarSeries season7 : S1mple won the MVP and the title. Liquid, Astralis weren’t there, Vitality wasn’t a top team then ( Zywoo in the top 10 not EVP) - IEM KATOWICE 2019 Major : Magisk won the MVP and the title ( Both Dev1ce (highest rated player) and s1mple (2nd rated player) are EVPs), Zywoo is top #20 of the tourney, Elige is average). So Elige has won many titles with Liquid and has 3 MVPs, Zywoo has won many titles and has 3 MVPs, Dev1ce has won 2 major MVPs and s1mple has one event title and 1 MVP (when both Astralis and Liquid weren’t there and Vitality wasn’t a good team). That sums up his impact in 2019. Next upcoming important events are : -ESL One NewYork (both Na’Vi and Vitality aren’t there) / DreamHack Masters Malmö / ESL Pro league S10 / IEM Beijing 2019 (and Na’Vi isn’t there) and the year is over. Now let’s see why he was the best player in the world in 2018 : 6 MVP awards (Dev1ce had 7) : StarSeries S4 and S5 / ESL One Cologne/ DH Masters Marseille/ Asia champ and Blast 4 EVPs : Faceit Major / ESL Pro League S8 / Blast Lisbon (lmao) / EPICENTER 1st titles at StarSeries S5 / ESL One Cologne /CSGO ASIA CHAMP AND BLAST (lmao) 2nd : Starseries s4 / DH masters Marseille / Faceit Major / EPICENTER / Blast lisbon (lmao) 3rd : Eleague MAJOR / ESL Pro League s7 / Eleague PREMIER . 2019 isn’t 2018 wake the fuck up and stop fanboying now, if you can’t see the difference between these you’re blind as fuck. /closed
2019-09-21 18:36
#17
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China 0asis 
why not sanji
2019-09-21 11:09
#18
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Brazil cadik 
s0mple OMEGALUL
2019-09-21 11:10
#73
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
hwml?
2019-09-21 14:22
Jame god
2019-09-21 11:10
#23
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Portugal Joefilas 
Rip S1mple
2019-09-21 11:12
#24
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Hungary StraYzie 
liazz, sergej, allu
2019-09-21 11:13
#25
Liazz | 
Australia patrickb 
Jks over Liazz/jkaem is a bruh moment
2019-09-21 11:14
Liazz choked in semis hella hard. Otherwise i reckon he could of got one.
2019-09-24 23:29
S1mple top1 2019? no way, sorry. Either zywOo or EliGE
2019-09-21 11:15
#39
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
flag checks out
2019-09-21 11:47
Flair checks out
2019-09-21 12:51
#107
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
S1mple was not impactful in 2019 he doesn’t deserve the #1 for 2019 especially after the last tournaments he played where he was really underwhelming as a player. To get the #1 hltv you have to be consistent as a player and be a contender for titles. The only players that were consistent throughout 2019 and were competing for tiltes were Zywoo, Elige and Dev1ce, dev1ce being maybe the least consistent of the two but won 2 majors and is the MVP of one of them. We’re going to go through back the major events to show you with stats but also achievements which can’t be denied by fan logic going by = > if stats don’t check out then something else is ( which can be true but at some point you can’t fake it anymore). Berlin Major 2019 : dev1ce won the MVP and the title ( EVPs : Elige and Zywoo, both lost to the finalists). Before the break : -IEM Chigago : Elige won the MVP and the title ( No EVPs list out yet but Zywoo is in the top 5 and placed 3-4th with his team). Na’Vi and Astralis weren’t there. -ESL One Cologne : Zywoo won the MVP and placed 2nd beaten by Liquid for the title ( No EVPs list but both s1mple and Elige are in the top 5 for the tourney ; Astralis was beaten by Vitality, a nice little loop/pattern there) -ESL Pro League S9 finals : Elige won the MVP and the title ( EVP is dev1ce) Na’Vi and Vitality weren’t there. -ECS Season 7 finals : Zywoo won the MVP and the title ( Dev1ce is EVP and ranked #2 of the tournament with 1.37). - DreamHack Masters Dallas : Elige won the MVP and the title ( Zywoo is EVP and is the highest rated player of the tournament) - Cs_summit 4 (arguable to be reckoned with) : Zywoo won the MVP and the title against Liquid. - StarSeries season7 : S1mple won the MVP and the title. Liquid, Astralis weren’t there, Vitality wasn’t a top team then ( Zywoo in the top 10 not EVP) - IEM KATOWICE 2019 Major : Magisk won the MVP and the title ( Both Dev1ce (highest rated player) and s1mple (2nd rated player) are EVPs), Zywoo is top #20 of the tourney, Elige is average). So Elige has won many titles with Liquid and has 3 MVPs, Zywoo has won many titles and has 3 MVPs, Dev1ce has won 2 major MVPs and s1mple has one event title and 1 MVP (when both Astralis and Liquid weren’t there and Vitality wasn’t a good team). That sums up his impact in 2019. Next upcoming important events are : -ESL One NewYork (both Na’Vi and Vitality aren’t there) / DreamHack Masters Malmö / ESL Pro league S10 / IEM Beijing 2019 (and Na’Vi isn’t there) and the year is over. Now let’s see why he was the best player in the world in 2018 : 6 MVP awards (Dev1ce had 7) : StarSeries S4 and S5 / ESL One Cologne/ DH Masters Marseille/ Asia champ and Blast 4 EVPs : Faceit Major / ESL Pro League S8 / Blast Lisbon (lmao) / EPICENTER 1st titles at StarSeries S5 / ESL One Cologne /CSGO ASIA CHAMP AND BLAST (lmao) 2nd : Starseries s4 / DH masters Marseille / Faceit Major / EPICENTER / Blast lisbon (lmao) 3rd : Eleague MAJOR / ESL Pro League s7 / Eleague PREMIER . 2019 isn’t 2018 wake the fuck up and stop fanboying now, if you can’t see the difference between these you’re blind as fuck. Cry is free /closed
2019-09-23 02:42
#111
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
tldr
2019-09-23 12:28
Let eifel tower talk hahaha
2019-09-21 12:22
#87
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Brazil NukebRS 
Baguette*
2019-09-21 17:19
#74
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
ZywOo? haahha
2019-09-21 14:22
#76
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2019-09-21 15:33
#106
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
S1mple was not impactful in 2019 he doesn’t deserve the #1 for 2019 especially after the last tournaments he played where he was really underwhelming as a player. To get the #1 hltv you have to be consistent as a player and be a contender for titles. The only players that were consistent throughout 2019 and were competing for tiltes were Zywoo, Elige and Dev1ce, dev1ce being maybe the least consistent of the two but won 2 majors and is the MVP of one of them. We’re going to go through back the major events to show you with stats but also achievements which can’t be denied by fan logic going by = > if stats don’t check out then something else is ( which can be true but at some point you can’t fake it anymore). Berlin Major 2019 : dev1ce won the MVP and the title ( EVPs : Elige and Zywoo, both lost to the finalists). Before the break : -IEM Chigago : Elige won the MVP and the title ( No EVPs list out yet but Zywoo is in the top 5 and placed 3-4th with his team). Na’Vi and Astralis weren’t there. -ESL One Cologne : Zywoo won the MVP and placed 2nd beaten by Liquid for the title ( No EVPs list but both s1mple and Elige are in the top 5 for the tourney ; Astralis was beaten by Vitality, a nice little loop/pattern there) -ESL Pro League S9 finals : Elige won the MVP and the title ( EVP is dev1ce) Na’Vi and Vitality weren’t there. -ECS Season 7 finals : Zywoo won the MVP and the title ( Dev1ce is EVP and ranked #2 of the tournament with 1.37). - DreamHack Masters Dallas : Elige won the MVP and the title ( Zywoo is EVP and is the highest rated player of the tournament) - Cs_summit 4 (arguable to be reckoned with) : Zywoo won the MVP and the title against Liquid. - StarSeries season7 : S1mple won the MVP and the title. Liquid, Astralis weren’t there, Vitality wasn’t a top team then ( Zywoo in the top 10 not EVP) - IEM KATOWICE 2019 Major : Magisk won the MVP and the title ( Both Dev1ce (highest rated player) and s1mple (2nd rated player) are EVPs), Zywoo is top #20 of the tourney, Elige is average). So Elige has won many titles with Liquid and has 3 MVPs, Zywoo has won many titles and has 3 MVPs, Dev1ce has won 2 major MVPs and s1mple has one event title and 1 MVP (when both Astralis and Liquid weren’t there and Vitality wasn’t a good team). That sums up his impact in 2019. Next upcoming important events are : -ESL One NewYork (both Na’Vi and Vitality aren’t there) / DreamHack Masters Malmö / ESL Pro league S10 / IEM Beijing 2019 (and Na’Vi isn’t there) and the year is over. Now let’s see why he was the best player in the world in 2018 : 6 MVP awards (Dev1ce had 7) : StarSeries S4 and S5 / ESL One Cologne/ DH Masters Marseille/ Asia champ and Blast 4 EVPs : Faceit Major / ESL Pro League S8 / Blast Lisbon (lmao) / EPICENTER 1st titles at StarSeries S5 / ESL One Cologne /CSGO ASIA CHAMP AND BLAST (lmao) 2nd : Starseries s4 / DH masters Marseille / Faceit Major / EPICENTER / Blast lisbon (lmao) 3rd : Eleague MAJOR / ESL Pro League s7 / Eleague PREMIER . 2019 isn’t 2018 wake the fuck up and stop fanboying now, if you can’t see the difference between these you’re blind as fuck. /closed
2019-09-23 02:42
s1mple>ZywOo
2019-09-23 11:16
#113
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
nt flare checks out and flag checks out as well
2019-09-23 18:30
net
2019-09-23 18:47
#115
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
sit the fuck down
2019-09-23 18:49
why you bully me?
2019-09-23 19:18
#117
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
Cause you're a fake cs fan and you're just a braindead s0mple fanboy :)
2019-09-24 00:10
#109
2019-09-24 13:10
Jame the GOD himself So ez for him #1 2020-infinity This is the era of Jesus from now on...
2019-09-21 11:21
#40
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
everything checks out 0/8
2019-09-21 11:47
Jesus never save or reload...
2019-09-21 12:21
+1
2019-09-21 12:51
+1 #GODJame
2019-09-21 13:26
#29
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Denmark VladisfactioN 
The TF is Jkaem?
2019-09-21 11:22
#41
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
flair checks out
2019-09-21 11:47
#32
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
Lmao, no s0mple
2019-09-21 11:32
#42
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
fuck u s1mple doesnt care about shit evps
2019-09-21 11:47
#45
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
Watch your language, boy
2019-09-21 11:51
#49
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Albania Edjon 
so mad LUL
2019-09-21 12:15
#108
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
S1mple was not impactful in 2019 he doesn’t deserve the #1 for 2019 especially after the last tournaments he played where he was really underwhelming as a player. To get the #1 hltv you have to be consistent as a player and be a contender for titles. The only players that were consistent throughout 2019 and were competing for tiltes were Zywoo, Elige and Dev1ce, dev1ce being maybe the least consistent of the two but won 2 majors and is the MVP of one of them. We’re going to go through back the major events to show you with stats but also achievements which can’t be denied by fan logic going by = > if stats don’t check out then something else is ( which can be true but at some point you can’t fake it anymore). Berlin Major 2019 : dev1ce won the MVP and the title ( EVPs : Elige and Zywoo, both lost to the finalists). Before the break : -IEM Chigago : Elige won the MVP and the title ( No EVPs list out yet but Zywoo is in the top 5 and placed 3-4th with his team). Na’Vi and Astralis weren’t there. -ESL One Cologne : Zywoo won the MVP and placed 2nd beaten by Liquid for the title ( No EVPs list but both s1mple and Elige are in the top 5 for the tourney ; Astralis was beaten by Vitality, a nice little loop/pattern there) -ESL Pro League S9 finals : Elige won the MVP and the title ( EVP is dev1ce) Na’Vi and Vitality weren’t there. -ECS Season 7 finals : Zywoo won the MVP and the title ( Dev1ce is EVP and ranked #2 of the tournament with 1.37). - DreamHack Masters Dallas : Elige won the MVP and the title ( Zywoo is EVP and is the highest rated player of the tournament) - Cs_summit 4 (arguable to be reckoned with) : Zywoo won the MVP and the title against Liquid. - StarSeries season7 : S1mple won the MVP and the title. Liquid, Astralis weren’t there, Vitality wasn’t a top team then ( Zywoo in the top 10 not EVP) - IEM KATOWICE 2019 Major : Magisk won the MVP and the title ( Both Dev1ce (highest rated player) and s1mple (2nd rated player) are EVPs), Zywoo is top #20 of the tourney, Elige is average). So Elige has won many titles with Liquid and has 3 MVPs, Zywoo has won many titles and has 3 MVPs, Dev1ce has won 2 major MVPs and s1mple has one event title and 1 MVP (when both Astralis and Liquid weren’t there and Vitality wasn’t a good team). That sums up his impact in 2019. Next upcoming important events are : -ESL One NewYork (both Na’Vi and Vitality aren’t there) / DreamHack Masters Malmö / ESL Pro league S10 / IEM Beijing 2019 (and Na’Vi isn’t there) and the year is over. Now let’s see why he was the best player in the world in 2018 : 6 MVP awards (Dev1ce had 7) : StarSeries S4 and S5 / ESL One Cologne/ DH Masters Marseille/ Asia champ and Blast 4 EVPs : Faceit Major / ESL Pro League S8 / Blast Lisbon (lmao) / EPICENTER 1st titles at StarSeries S5 / ESL One Cologne /CSGO ASIA CHAMP AND BLAST (lmao) 2nd : Starseries s4 / DH masters Marseille / Faceit Major / EPICENTER / Blast lisbon (lmao) 3rd : Eleague MAJOR / ESL Pro League s7 / Eleague PREMIER . 2019 isn’t 2018 wake the fuck up and stop fanboying now, if you can’t see the difference between these you’re blind as fuck. /closed
2019-09-23 02:43
#112
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
tldr
2019-09-23 12:29
They forgot me >:(
2019-09-21 11:35
#54
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
who?
2019-09-21 12:25
me😡😡😡😡😡
2019-09-21 12:36
#34
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Denmark Derige 
No qikert?
2019-09-21 11:38
Ez 4 jame
2019-09-21 11:41
#55
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
flair checks out
2019-09-21 12:26
#43
Xyp9x | 
Europe Ynnh0jDK 
Clutch minister xyp9x! Well deserved!
2019-09-21 11:48
#59
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
flair checks out
2019-09-21 12:26
#46
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Hungary HunsOrdkazakh 
Buster best!
2019-09-21 11:54
#56
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
flair checks out
2019-09-21 12:26
Xyp9x robbed again, the second major mvp he deserved
2019-09-21 12:02
#58
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt Xyp9x's alt
2019-09-21 12:26
Deserved for Jame and Zywoo Also electronic > simple
2019-09-21 12:04
#57
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
flair checks out 0/8
2019-09-21 12:26
Flair check
2019-09-21 13:23
#60
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Germany Trax_ 
BREHZE GOD
2019-09-21 12:26
Xyp9x TOP 10 2019, deserved!
2019-09-21 12:36
Sam2k on suicide watch
2019-09-21 12:37
Jame, electronic, buster = no surprize! Deserved gg
2019-09-21 13:20
#70
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Switzerland LordVoldemort 
deserved
2019-09-21 13:48
#71
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Norway birbbI 
Yeah the boi
2019-09-21 14:00
#72
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Poland kondzioshyper 
where's cerq
2019-09-21 14:14
elige top 1
2019-09-21 14:28
#77
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Denmark valt3rr 
Liazz should have made it
2019-09-21 15:43
#79
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Spain elskio 
hltv.org/matches/2335651/renegades-vs-av.. he could have made it if he didn't sleep on this semifinals match
2019-09-21 15:49
okay
2019-09-21 16:09
#84
ropz | 
Argentina rawe1337 
"With just one sub-par map, a 0.54 rating in a 4-16 loss to NRG on Train in the Swiss stage, Magisk was a stable contributor" You mean Nuke, Train was 28-31
2019-09-21 16:43
EZ4GODTRONIC
2019-09-21 17:24
ez for zywoo. top 1 2019
2019-09-21 17:32
Electronic is the sort of player with stats that deserve a mvp award. That's a top Tier adr and kpr, nobody cares about your k/d when you hide all day like a pussy.
2019-09-21 17:50
#96
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Russia Blyatmen 
s0mple where?
2019-09-21 18:39
#98
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United Kingdom embeR_ 
Stanislaw carried NRG through groups but k
2019-09-21 19:12
#99
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India Hafnex 
No s0mple
2019-09-21 19:41
No allu?? One weak game vs. Renegades... I think fluke thorin had made this list.
2019-09-21 21:13
#103
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Belarus Colwaiting 
2.31 rating/Big Oof
2019-09-21 21:36
#104
KQLY | 
France Quarovv 
Where is Amanek?
2019-09-21 23:07
#105
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Denmark Zaerdna 
Didn't even make it out of group stage
2019-09-22 00:46
#121
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
In limbo, like the rest of the french "scene".
2019-09-25 13:26
#110
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United States FrothaIPBan 
GJ Elige and Brehze
2019-09-23 12:21
#120
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
Xyp needs to get an mvp award soon. He is so damn awesome.
2019-09-25 13:26
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