gla1ve claims career-first MVP award at IEM Beijing

Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander is the recipient of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of IEM Beijing by HLTV.org and betway.

Despite his individually impressive 2018, a year he finished as the eighth best player in the world, gla1ve did not have a single MVP award to his name, as the individual accolades from Astralis' tournament wins ended up in the hands of his teammates, or in some cases, opponents.

That has now changed, as gla1ve snatched the MVP award at IEM Beijing, a tournament where the Danish in-game leader looked dominant from start to finish, averaging a 1.48 rating.

Astralis' captain claimed his first MVP award

Astralis played nine maps and won all of them at IEM Beijing, with gla1ve only having one slightly below-average game throughout their campaign, a 0.98-rated Nuke against 100 Thieves in the group stage. While displaying a high consistency, he also had admirable peaks, finishing six maps with a 1.50+ rating.

Aside from being the highest-rated player at the event, the 24-year-old in-game leader topped the boards in categories such as ADR (95.2), opening kills per round (0.18), and multikill rounds (56.6%).

Following closely in the MVP race was Nicolai "device" Reedtz, but as gla1ve had no slipups throughout the event, the team's AWPer was unable to catch up and claim what would be his fifteenth MVP award.

Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
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
#2
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Australia _Yam_ 
GOAT team
2019-11-10 12:26
why there is no number 1 comment?
2019-11-11 15:17
#184
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Europe chespiZ 
u right, op team
2019-11-11 16:37
No, Fnatic was GOAT
2019-11-13 13:27
Deserved
2019-11-10 12:26
#70
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Brazil gresote 
no
2019-11-10 12:50
Yes
2019-11-10 14:07
#164
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Italy davidedibe 
Yes my friend, only why they destroyed your favourite team doesn't mean that they didn't deserve to win.
2019-11-10 20:10
#170
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India ASTRALNINJA 
I feel there should be some bonus for IGLs when it comes to evaluating players.
2019-11-11 06:17
Yeah ur right
2019-11-11 15:16
#4
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Indonesia RaginGR 
Congrats, deserved
2019-11-10 12:26
#5
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United States dev_number1_ce 
EZZ
2019-11-10 12:26
#71
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Brazil gresote 
overrated player
2019-11-10 12:50
#89
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Poland v1straliZZ 
XD nt coldzera
2019-11-10 13:16
#97
Frankie | 
Turkey BerkE8 
Flair checks out cry is free remember xd
2019-11-10 13:44
Lmao this “overrated” player outduelled all the faze players easily, nice try overrated “superteam”
2019-11-10 14:37
#171
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India ASTRALNINJA 
Bro this is the kind of lack of respect that ppl talk about ( youtu.be/BwtrAVnkLRU ) Passion is good but respect is more important
2019-11-11 06:23
Finally
2019-11-10 12:27
Great performance! #ToTheStars BEAST
2019-11-10 12:27
+1
2019-11-10 12:30
#183
JW | 
India l3thality 
+1 IGL with MVP what a player, definitely GOAT
2019-11-11 15:31
#9
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Germany Sabba1 
EZ
2019-11-10 12:27
damn
2019-11-10 12:27
#69
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Brazil gresote 
overrated gla1ve
2019-11-10 12:49
Nt 16-0ed team
2019-11-11 06:26
Irrelevant comment, immature user. Stop being so salty.
2019-11-11 17:33
Deserved for the best IGL of all time
2019-11-10 12:28
GOAT
2019-11-10 12:28
#18
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Serbia toENDallWARS 
goat igl yes thats 4 sure
2019-11-10 12:28
+1
2019-11-10 12:30
#98
Frankie | 
Turkey BerkE8 
Yep
2019-11-10 13:44
His a Goat
2019-11-11 13:47
Deserved 100%
2019-11-10 12:28
#16
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Serbia toENDallWARS 
YES GLAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well deserved mate wp.
2019-11-10 12:28
#68
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Brazil gresote 
overrated
2019-11-10 12:49
#73
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Serbia toENDallWARS 
the best igl just the best :D
2019-11-10 12:51
xddddddddddddd
2019-11-10 12:28
#19
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Netherlands dabadpad 
now he s gonna want to be mvp more and astralis gonna become the next Faze Klen omegalul
2019-11-10 12:29
lmao he will make device his personal taco
2019-11-10 12:37
Deserved!!!!!!
2019-11-10 12:29
+1
2019-11-10 12:42
#21
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Turkey Diveland 
hahahaa
2019-11-10 12:29
gratz
2019-11-10 12:30
#62
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Indonesia Broomfact 
+1
2019-11-10 12:44
#23
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Deserved the best igl in the world
2019-11-10 12:30
+1
2019-11-10 12:43
Deserved!
2019-11-10 12:30
Congrats!!!
2019-11-10 12:30
deserved
2019-11-10 12:31
#31
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Denmark dongeey 
So happy for him <3
2019-11-10 12:31
#32
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Namibia tombeli 
deserved
2019-11-10 12:31
top 1 IGL 4 sure
2019-11-10 12:31
10000000IQ IGL DESERVED
2019-11-10 12:31
#35
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Russia LeGoBoys 
IGL MVP! MONSTER!
2019-11-10 12:31
NEO real GOAT igl gla1ve 4 majors neo 8 majors
2019-11-10 12:32
#105
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Denmark eoNs! 
0/88
2019-11-10 14:03
no 0/88 but 8 majors by neo
2019-11-10 14:09
#134
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Poland Stewie0Kills 
Exactly
2019-11-10 15:18
#37
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Hong Kong RongYi 
GG wp deserved mvp
2019-11-10 12:32
GG best IGL for sure !
2019-11-10 12:33
He had many insane plays for sure and well deserved mvp...glaive are you sure you want krieg nerfed? everytime the stream had you on, you had krieg.
2019-11-10 12:33
Gotta use what utility you have, it is the most OP weapon... Why not use it, when In the game.
2019-11-10 14:17
#43
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Norway k3ron 
Deserved!
2019-11-10 12:34
deserved ! congrats
2019-11-10 12:34
congratz! definitely deserved
2019-11-10 12:36
#47
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North America X3phyR 
Yeah
2019-11-10 12:36
Has deserved _atleast_ 3 more MVPs through his time in Astralis so far.
2019-11-10 12:37
G.o.a.t. captain! Deserved ggwp!
2019-11-10 12:38
#53
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Other Onizuka_go 
Highest Rating as IGL. Congrats Glaive.
2019-11-10 12:42
#55
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Hungary StraYzie 
Deserved
2019-11-10 12:42
#58
NiKo | 
Myanmar MakoliNh0 
WELL DESERVE!
2019-11-10 12:43
#60
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Belgium ZxTox 
Congrats for the 2nd goat igl
2019-11-10 12:43
#63
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Turkey berkovic 
nice
2019-11-10 12:44
#64
mason | 
World PRQN 
first time i agree with the mvp award :)
2019-11-10 12:46
#67
Xyp9x | 
Estonia vag1sk 
congrats to gla1ve!!
2019-11-10 12:49
Deserved
2019-11-10 12:51
Good day for Gla1ve! Nice first MVP!
2019-11-10 12:53
krieg got robbed
2019-11-10 12:55
#80
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Latvia tibr0 
LMAO GOOD JOB 1ST XDD
2019-11-10 13:02
1st, that made a smile on my mouth
2019-11-10 15:22
Good job
2019-11-10 13:05
#82
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Taiwan Himeii 
drserved
2019-11-10 13:06
#85
flusha | 
Norway dr_fiji 
Most deserved
2019-11-10 13:07
#86
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Netherlands itsm 
Well deserved!!!! What a player
2019-11-10 13:09
#87
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Denmark d1ckweed 
Captain Denmark.
2019-11-10 13:10
#88
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Belarus Ruble 
just ban this hypocrite
2019-11-10 13:11
#90
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Germany Gloin 
gz
2019-11-10 13:18
Krieg MVP yes? The 4Head finally won a mvp, lets see what dupreeh says about how he did it :>
2019-11-10 13:27
#92
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United Kingdom Mattthematt 
Awesome player wp
2019-11-10 13:28
#94
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China NonMeltIce 
The Chinese words on that fan means Zhuge referring to Zhuge liang.A man of Intelligence and wisdom.
2019-11-10 13:29
#104
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
What about Wang Jian, the general of Qin, he is the best general during the Warring States period, I think Gla1ve is just like him more
2019-11-10 14:00
#140
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China too_young 
Wang Jian is also a great general, but he is not as famous as Zhuge Liang.
2019-11-10 15:32
#95
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Brazil parrud0www 
Hummmm boiola...
2019-11-10 13:32
gj!!
2019-11-10 13:39
#100
ZywOo | 
Sweden Le_Dieu 
Long overdue
2019-11-10 13:47
great player
2019-11-10 13:56
Best IGL of all time holy sht. Deserved. Congrats KING!
2019-11-10 13:58
well deserved!
2019-11-10 14:09
gg wp!
2019-11-10 14:12
Well deserved. Zhuge
2019-11-10 14:13
#114
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Russia Zel0cE 
Ktasavchik
2019-11-10 14:17
Nice
2019-11-10 14:21
#116
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
Its mad you can be so good individually whilst helping out your team achieve the pinnacle of counterstrike at the same time
2019-11-10 14:24
#136
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Poland Stewie0Kills 
Most of his kills are from behind tho xD
2019-11-10 15:20
#143
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Germany PeKay 
You mean Smart Rotations?
2019-11-10 15:47
Congratz!
2019-11-10 14:38
#122
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Spain akproxx 
best igl in cs
2019-11-10 14:40
#123
broky | 
Sweden 0sko 
Well deserved
2019-11-10 14:43
Another proof, that for team to win IGL must be on par with the rest in performance, and all 5 should have great score. No weak links.
2019-11-10 14:44
#137
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Poland Stewie0Kills 
Lol, that isnt true. He got first mvp when device has 14 so wtf are you talking about xD
2019-11-10 15:20
#127
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
finally
2019-11-10 14:52
#129
xand | 
Brazil Frankke 
Gla1ve 4 Majors, S1mple 0
2019-11-10 15:07
#135
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Poland Stewie0Kills 
s1mple WAS better aimer than him (now he is bad) but CS is teamplay so? For example, im shooting better than any pro player ever and I have 0 majors
2019-11-10 15:19
#166
xand | 
Brazil Frankke 
I'm joking! Relax my friend
2019-11-10 23:22
#130
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Denmark chr1sdk 
TILLYKKE GLA1VE
2019-11-10 15:12
#139
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Deserved
2019-11-10 15:30
Totally deserved
2019-11-10 15:37
Well done
2019-11-10 15:42
#146
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United States @FyreCS 
Deserved, sad that 100T didn't take a map at least :(
2019-11-10 15:50
Fluke win, anyone other than 100T would have rolled astralis
2019-11-10 16:04
Nt america
2019-11-10 16:27
#148
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Poland PolaczeCK 
Deserved, GOAT IGL
2019-11-10 16:06
1.93 kd vs faze lmao
2019-11-10 16:07
Even as Gla1ve hater deserved MVP
2019-11-10 16:50
device MVP (check) dupreeh MVP (check) Magisk MVP (check) Xyp9x MVP (check) gla1ve MVP (check) MVP team complete !
2019-11-10 17:17
Best IGL ever, Karrigan the second best
2019-11-10 17:36
#157
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Czech Republic C9in2015 
fuckin GOAT
2019-11-10 17:45
#158
kennyS | 
Germany Yuki^ 
sad part... he is the igl... he should not be claiming MVPs
2019-11-10 18:07
#159
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Denmark Duckter007 
When he plays like that, yes he should
2019-11-10 18:12
deserved
2019-11-10 18:14
#161
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France t3r4byt3 
GOAT IGL
2019-11-10 18:26
hate this guy but best igl in history of the game no contest
2019-11-10 19:57
Indeed one of the best players of all time , but let's not forget who got him there!
2019-11-10 23:41
Deserved
2019-11-10 20:37
Now gla1ve only need to win an ESL One trophy and his life is complete.
2019-11-11 00:15
mastermind
2019-11-11 08:55
noob
2019-11-11 11:25
better than taco
2019-11-11 13:57
who?
2019-11-11 14:01
well deserved!
2019-11-11 12:58
#177
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Macau shoxisagod 
IGL and play like god
2019-11-11 13:52
#182
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Canada rdss 
mastermind
2019-11-11 15:19
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