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:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1339
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1352
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1718
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1300
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1756
KPR:
0.76
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
NIK OMEGALUL
2019-12-02 02:58
#22
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United Kingdom rationale
Who?
2019-12-02 02:53
S1mple
2019-12-02 08:44
s0mple? or dev15ce?
2019-12-02 08:45
Urgs
2019-12-02 08:47
S1mple
2019-12-02 09:45
#95
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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
#125
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United Kingdom rationale
The reason eludes me. Hunter is good but Faze has been irrelevant for almost a year already.
2019-12-02 19:08
no
2019-12-02 02:54
#27
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Norway chaoticway
+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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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South Africa @FyreCS
Why
2019-12-02 02:47
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
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
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
+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
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
true, 1 device 2 ELiGE 3 Zywoo 4 s1mple
2019-12-02 14:27
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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Pakistan 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
mika | 
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
#58
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Mexico tscXvnx
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
valde | 
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
TOP1 2019 Inc
2019-12-02 03:14
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
#57
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China HEIDASHUAi
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
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
#75
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Poland LuMixi
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
+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
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United Kingdom TC10
Goat confirmed again
2019-12-02 10:16
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
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
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
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
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
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
NAF robbed
2019-12-02 12:41
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
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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