device claims fourth ECS MVP award

Nicolai "device" Reedtz has been named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of ECS Season 8 Finals by HLTV.org and betway.

The eighth season saw the Dane earn his fourth MVP award from the FACEIT-organized tournament series, after he had led his team to three other titles in the second, fifth, and sixth season.

In Dallas, despite an unremarkable start device was once again an important factor across all of Astralis' wins that led them to the title, with great series against fnatic and Evil Geniuses pushing them to the grand final against Liquid, which he helped lock down with a decisive performance on the third map, Dust2.

device with his fourth ECS MVP medal

With that, the 24-year-old beat teammates Emil "Magisk" Reif and Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander as well as two of his opponents from the title decider, Keith "NAF" Markovic and Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski, to the award, clinching his third of 2019.

Some of the standout numbers device posted over the course of ECS Season 8 Finals include a 1.27 rating (second-highest), 0.79 KPR (second-most), 0.57 DPR (second-fewest), 75.2% KAST (third-most), and 0.13 opening kills per round (fourth-most).

device now has a total of 15 MVP awards to his name, the most out of any player by far, extending his lead over Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, who have ten each.

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1200
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1262
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1612
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
997
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:
1419
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Greatest player to ever touch any version of counter-strike, after NiKo.
2019-12-02 02:47
+1
2019-12-02 02:47
#26
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United States EUIRRELEVANT 
NIK OMEGALUL
2019-12-02 02:58
Who?
2019-12-02 02:53
S1mple
2019-12-02 08:44
#74
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Denmark Mikfel 
s0mple? or dev15ce?
2019-12-02 08:45
Urgs
2019-12-02 08:47
S1mple
2019-12-02 09:45
#95
ZOREE | 
Finland spurku 
zywoo
2019-12-02 11:33
zyWHO?
2019-12-02 14:59
I think he is talking about huNter's cousin for some reason.
2019-12-02 11:14
The reason eludes me. Hunter is good but Faze has been irrelevant for almost a year already.
2019-12-02 19:08
#23
kennyS | 
New Zealand INxNITY 
no
2019-12-02 02:54
+100000000000000
2019-12-02 02:59
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-12-02 03:02
mvp = rating nt
2019-12-02 03:06
3/8 Try again
2019-12-02 03:22
#46
NEO | 
United States |Ancient| 
NiKo is obviously mechanically gifted, but I really doubt that he is among the best. Plenty others have hit his peak and have arguably even reached a higher level of skill. (At least for a period of time). Realistically, since the Boston major his form has been significantly below that of his former self. Thus its a bold statement to say he is the second best player to ever touch the game IMO.
2019-12-02 03:32
#71
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United Kingdom Cryaosic 
Not sure if serious or baiting...
2019-12-02 08:29
#103
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Denmark Notallama 
Why would he not be serious?
2019-12-02 12:15
#123
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United Kingdom Cryaosic 
Have you not seen NiKo's peak ?
2019-12-02 16:39
niko sucks dick, there is a reason all his teams are shit
2019-12-02 13:06
#124
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United Kingdom Cryaosic 
0/8 He improved every team he played with and you can't argue about that...
2019-12-02 16:40
surely you are kidding
2019-12-03 17:45
#140
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United Kingdom Cryaosic 
Made a competetive team out of mouz consisting of lowel , denis and spidi. Made Faze top 2 instantly after he joined ( 3 finals in a row). It can't be his fault olof , rain and guardian sucked for the good ammount of 2018 , was he supposed to play on their PC as well ?
2019-12-03 17:49
i think it is well established that this german team was better when niko left. there was a honeymoon period for faze when guardian was hitting every shot and karrigan made some neat strats, true. i dont think niko made them top2. in fact, i feel like faze is struggling for so lang because nikos playstyle demands extreme space and his teamplay is very one dimensional. when niko is not hitting shots, this is not paying off.
2019-12-03 17:53
#116
KRIMZ | 
France Vilmarh 
NiKo would barely be top 10 of all time in CS:GO nowadays. device/dupreeh/magisk, coldzera, FalleN, s1mple, electronic, ZywOo, kennyS, shox, f0rest, KRIMZ, flusha, Kjaerbye, snax, GuardiaN, ELIGE... They all reached similar peak but with better career overall.
2019-12-02 13:59
after leandro damião
2019-12-02 03:42
FM 2012, mega star
2019-12-02 07:28
Frankly speaking he isn't Neo (in 1.6) or f0rest (total time at the top). But yes, he's certainly one of the best players ever as far as consistency. He could be a Neo or f0rest in a few more years.
2019-12-02 03:55
#53
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
lulll not even in top 5 Magisk > shitvice
2019-12-02 04:28
#60
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Germany Gabbah 
Are you actually retarded?
2019-12-02 06:59
Look at his flair, isn't it obvious?
2019-12-02 07:15
#83
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Portugal Skill18 
Come on. He's one in a million
2019-12-02 09:32
Look his flag, he would probably put fox in top 5
2019-12-02 10:40
#101
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
fox is top 1 men
2019-12-02 12:00
#131
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Germany Gabbah 
you have to be trolling...
2019-12-02 21:59
fnx? ghaahahahahha
2019-12-03 16:30
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
2019-12-02 08:03
flair checks out. devve 10x better than niko. /closed
2019-12-02 11:37
Device, zywohoooooo won nothing, carry trash team
2019-12-02 13:38
#1 2019 HLTV GOAT gratz MVP Winner at: x15 .....no words
2019-12-02 02:47
#3
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United States @FyreCS 
Why
2019-12-02 02:47
#25
device | 
Denmark xLog1c 
Tough to get it all dry and deep?
2019-12-02 02:55
#4
ZywOo | 
Greece Arba_ 
ZywOo still #1
2019-12-02 02:53
Zywho?
2019-12-02 03:01
#86
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Zyone
2019-12-02 09:55
Zywoo #1 in needing weight loss.
2019-12-02 03:12
Hahaha indeed. The danes are #1-5
2019-12-02 07:07
#100
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Denmark ecovice 
Boombl400kg
2019-12-02 11:49
No he's not #1
2019-12-02 03:34
OMEGALUL
2019-12-02 04:50
FALLEN ROBBED
2019-12-02 02:47
#69
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France LeDiplomate 
nt Gaybriel "Two-faced" Toledo
2019-12-02 08:11
MAGISK ROBBED
2019-12-02 02:47
name checks out
2019-12-02 11:46
+1 magisk shouldve gotten this one
2019-12-02 12:17
#122
device | 
Denmark rAckzi 
+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 no doubt magisk should have got it he destroyed everyone with deagle and krieg gg
2019-12-02 16:37
#8
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Spain elskio 
goat
2019-12-02 02:48
GOAT
2019-12-02 02:48
What a beast
2019-12-02 02:48
GOAT
2019-12-02 02:49
wp goat of csgo
2019-12-02 02:49
what a surprise xd
2019-12-02 02:49
#14
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Denmark resolut 
GOAT
2019-12-02 02:49
#15
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Indonesia lukerey 
#1 Congratulations.
2019-12-02 02:49
#16
GuardiaN | 
Other Darge 
DEVICE TOP 1 2019 WOOO!!!
2019-12-02 02:50
I feel like we are in the same situation as we were last year with s1mple vs Device, but this time with ZywOo instead of s1mple. How are they going to balance individual skill with team achievements. And yes, this year I think s1mple is completely out of contention for #1 this year, it has to be zywOo and device taking the two top spots.
2019-12-02 11:30
Zywoo shouldn't be nowhere near Device this year.. Zywoo had a phenomenal breakout year, but thats it, they won one tournament, but didn't even play in half of the big events
2019-12-02 13:36
#120
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Portugal baki_ 
true, 1 device 2 ELiGE 3 Zywoo 4 s1mple
2019-12-02 14:27
#17
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Deserved. He's been consistent af all these years, now it's about time he gets an HLTV top1 award.
2019-12-02 02:50
#72
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Denmark d1ckweed 
amen brother, amen
2019-12-02 08:43
#18
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African Union mikecool 
Ez
2019-12-02 02:51
GOAT
2019-12-02 02:51
#20
Denmark JUGi 
demvpice 😎
2019-12-02 02:52
ez
2019-12-02 02:53
ez 4 2019 top3
2019-12-02 02:54
Congrats for the biggest overrated player EVER
2019-12-02 03:01
mad favela, wish that fallen had 1/3 of his cs skill
2019-12-02 03:08
Lmao triggered , cry is free bro
2019-12-02 03:35
favela crying LUL
2019-12-02 05:04
Gratz fallen for?
2019-12-02 05:33
Lol. you are an idiot.
2019-12-02 07:41
He is pretty much the most succesfull player ever, I think that makes him somewhat difficult to overrate.
2019-12-02 11:24
Congratz for showing a typical 'brazilian brain' comment
2019-12-02 13:34
4th wtf
2019-12-02 03:02
#32
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Denmark QBE_ 
Too easy for the GOAT
2019-12-02 03:02
#33
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Myanmar Guzhas 
🐐 goat 🐐
2019-12-02 03:04
The beast #1
2019-12-02 03:06
#38
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Indonesia EvilPolish 
TOP1 2019 Inc
2019-12-02 03:14
#39
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China suNr1seeee 
2019 TOP1
2019-12-02 03:14
GOAT
2019-12-02 03:16
2019 TOP 1 ladies and gents
2019-12-02 03:18
#42
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Brazil gtaube 
GOAT
2019-12-02 03:20
CS:GOAT
2019-12-02 03:26
EZ 4 Tom Cruise
2019-12-02 03:28
Stop this bully men.
2019-12-02 04:10
another awp mvp ResidentSleeper stole from magisk ResidentSleeper
2019-12-02 04:27
ehm, no
2019-12-02 13:33
Tom "GOAT" Cruise
2019-12-02 05:22
GOAT
2019-12-02 05:30
congrats... but I guess this was somewhat of a toss up
2019-12-02 05:36
how...? not at all
2019-12-02 08:51
well he said so himself basically " I think that at this tournament Magisk also deserved to be the MVP"... and Gla1ve was once again great too
2019-12-02 08:58
sure they were both great and he gave them respect but if you look at all stats it was deserverd...look at my post 77. he was just better this event
2019-12-02 09:01
Dev1ce is a slow starter, he only really took off on Dust2 which was great and lift his stats
2019-12-02 09:04
i dont think so. even if you look at first bo3: 2.02, 1.28 vs fnatic and then on the second one 1.37, 1.09, 1.37 vs eg... and play off matches are more important anyway. its imo deserved
2019-12-02 09:07
Magisk robbed
2019-12-02 07:53
#66
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Poland PersibBandung 
GOAT
2019-12-02 07:55
Magisk should have gotten the MVP imo
2019-12-02 08:01
he's good
2019-12-02 08:15
Not deserved KEKW
2019-12-02 08:47
why do people think that magisk was robbed once again? device was the highest rated player from astralis(with 0.05 diff with magisk which is big) and he was better than magisk in both semifinal(1.26 vs 1.14) and final(1.23 vs 1.20). he has also higher impact(1.25 vs 1.17), higher kd(1.38 vs 1.22) and more opening kills(33 vs 27). the only important stat which had magisk better was adr(82.6 vs 85.8) but thats it. it was deserved mvp. at this point i hope that he will get 1st this year bcs he is surely one of the most hated player for no reason at all
2019-12-02 08:50
I think that it became a meme at some point. It's the same with the eco and exit frag thing. Everyone who actually watch astralis matches (or at least check stats) knows that it's not true. Lie to people many times and they will think it's the truth.
2019-12-02 11:37
#102
shrek | 
United States 69420 
+1
2019-12-02 12:05
+1 ppl being dumb as usual
2019-12-02 13:32
2019 Best player of device Da king !! Respects
2019-12-02 09:53
#87
jks | 
United Kingdom TC10 
Goat confirmed again
2019-12-02 10:16
#88
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Turkey nicemilitant 
I love Astralis, I love all players. Even though I think device is the best, in my opinion gla1ve deserved Mvp more than him in this tournament.
2019-12-02 10:39
not even close lol
2019-12-02 11:46
did you only watch half of their games?
2019-12-02 13:30
#126
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Turkey nicemilitant 
I'm talking about only grand final. I didnt watch other games. and its totally okay that device is mvp.
2019-12-02 19:54
but why do you think that Gla1ve deserved mvp more then? :)
2019-12-02 20:06
#130
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Turkey nicemilitant 
I liked his calls and playstyle in the grand final compare to others and he is definitely one of the smartest players. device is the best though its an another point. but wait my friend woxic is coming xd
2019-12-02 20:41
so you think that Gla1ve deserves mvp over Device, due to the only match you saw, the final, where Device had better stats? Alrighty then :D lol you are free to have your opinion, but we are not going to agree on that... Where is woxic coming? to his moms house for nice food again?
2019-12-03 10:11
#135
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Turkey nicemilitant 
he is in denmark, i hope he is not in your house now xd and mouz will win tournament dont worry :D
2019-12-03 10:33
Ah could be it's him in our house...we did order a guy to come mop the floor, should i go ask him?
2019-12-03 10:35
#137
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Turkey nicemilitant 
olm siktir git manyak mısın amk ya hala muhabbet uzatıyosun :D danishdelight koymuş bi de nickine :D
2019-12-03 12:55
s1mple where lul Device real top 1 this year.
2019-12-02 10:43
#117
KRIMZ | 
France Vilmarh 
Except the fight for top 1 is against ZywOo, s1mple stands no chance this year.
2019-12-02 14:00
who?
2019-12-02 14:05
Zywoo had an exceptionel breakout year, but no contender for top1 yet..maybe next year, if he continues the same way he did this year, and they actually start winning something
2019-12-03 10:15
#91
Brehze | 
Russia MH- 
he is bot i win 1vs1 botvice
2019-12-02 10:55
NAF robbed
2019-12-02 12:41
#106
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara 
Real top1 of 2019 and 2020
2019-12-02 12:46
Tom cruise best player of 2019 for sure
2019-12-02 13:43
He deserves to be number 1.
2019-12-02 13:47
#119
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Denmark McMuffin 
bestest wins 2019
2019-12-02 14:24
best awper ever
2019-12-02 20:13
He really is one of the very best players to ever touch the game. Congrats on reaching 15 MVP's !
2019-12-02 20:31
15 MVPs LOL
2019-12-03 10:13
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