Final EVPs of 2019

With the tournament season now over, we present you our list of the Exceptionally Valuable Players (EVPs) of the last four Big Events of 2019, from the ECS Season 8 Finals through EPICENTER.

The ECS Season 8 Finals, in Arlington, marked the beginning of the last stretch of the event season. The eight-team tournament culminated with a dream final between Astralis and Liquid, with the Danes running out 2-1 victors to collect the grand prize of $225,000. Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz won a record 15th MVP award for his heroics in Texas, with this being his fourth medal to come from ECS tournaments. Both Astralis and Liquid provided three players to the tournament's six-man EVP list.

The two ECS finalists would fall short at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals, where fnatic and mousesports contested the final. After watching his team cruise to a 3-0 series victory, Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool picked up his first-ever MVP medal, with three of the Estonian's teammates also featuring on the list of the tournament's top performers.

EliGE added three more EVP mentions to his tally

The event in Odense would be the last time the 2018 player of the year, Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev, would make an EVP list. The Natus Vincere star ended 2019 with one MVP, from StarSeries i-League Season 7, and five EVP presences.

The four-team BLAST Pro Series Global Final rekindled the rivalry between Astralis and Liquid, though the outcome was the same as it had been in Arlington as the Danes came out victorious. This time around, it was Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen who was named the MVP, with his team also providing three of the five EVPs. The tournament in Riffa was the 12th this year in which Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski was either the MVP or among the EVPs.

EPICENTER saw Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy earn his first EVP mention since we began revealing our picks for every Big Event, at the start of 2018. The 30-year-old was the third standout player from Moscow champions Vitality, together with MVP Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut and with team captain Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin, with losing finalist mousesports providing two names to the EVP list.

Below you can find all the Exceptionally Valuable Players of the four Big Events that took place in December:

France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1397
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
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
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
970
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1675
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1275
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
749
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
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 Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1650
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1546
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
907
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
828
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
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
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1644
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
697
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
880
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1223
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
#1
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North America ZachS721
Yessir
2019-12-26 01:00
ez top3 for Jonathan E
2019-12-26 01:08
No
2019-12-26 10:56
#2
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
NICE
2019-12-26 01:00
ok
2019-12-26 01:00
wow
2019-12-26 01:01
#7
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France FanchD
Ok
2019-12-26 01:01
#9
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France Djodjoo
Rpk with the evp, LE TANK is backk
2019-12-26 01:02
#51
AmaNEk | 
Taiwan FH|
MORT MORT MORT
2019-12-26 04:08
Deserved evp
2019-12-26 08:53
So happy for him
2019-12-26 09:21
LE TANK
2019-12-26 12:07
the tank <3
2019-12-26 13:30
LE TANK <3
2019-12-26 13:56
Le bot
2019-12-26 15:10
no one ask you to introduce yourself man
2019-12-26 17:42
#153
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Vietnam Renalph
Good one
2019-12-26 20:18
Mad cuz no positive rating. Btw flair checks out
2019-12-26 23:27
#159
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Brazil stewArt1
I did
2019-12-26 23:40
Oof
2019-12-27 17:35
Clown9 OMEGALUL
2019-12-28 17:34
ok
2019-12-26 01:02
#11
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United States inflict
what is that like 9 evps for elige?
2019-12-26 01:02
Correct.
2019-12-26 01:04
Yup, he’s tied with NAF at 9, but has an extra MVP over him, as well as more prestigious MVPs.
2019-12-26 01:08
#30
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Brazil Karlogaria
Both are beasts. I'm a fan of NAF personally, great low-profile player.
2019-12-26 01:30
#76
NAF | 
India FosFate
+1 NAF GOD Most consistent NA player
2019-12-26 06:41
He might be a God, but the word consistent is not one I'd describe him with.
2019-12-26 19:52
Look at stats lmao He rarely goes below 1.05 rating. Him and EliGE. Even when Liquid is losing. When he and EliGE are shut down, it doesn't even feel like Liquid is fighting. (Unless Twistzz' is mad fragging)
2019-12-27 14:49
S1MPLE #1
2019-12-26 01:03
ZYWOO #1
2019-12-26 01:07
0/8 garbage playing on major and lost to SANJI
2019-12-26 01:07
0/8 garbage playing on major and lost to peanut brain
2019-12-26 01:09
you really gonna make him looks like a loser liddat huh
2019-12-26 01:19
you are the most retard person I have seen on hltv, stupid kid
2019-12-26 07:58
na brain talking ULTRAMEGALUL
2019-12-26 08:35
stfu stupid and stop trash talking about everyone
2019-12-26 11:55
you are the most retard person I have seen on hltv, stupid kid
2019-12-26 13:32
stop acting like sam2k everybody knows that he is retard so keep your bullshit with you and stop trash talking about anyone
2019-12-26 13:35
stfu stupid and stop trash talking about everyone
2019-12-26 13:36
Fake flag spotted
2019-12-26 10:18
This is a bad bait. Please stop it, get some help. -NotSoFnaticGuy from Bad Bait Prevention Community of HLTV (BBPCH)
2019-12-26 09:31
2019-12-26 12:58
Don't insist on this bad bait. Get some help. -NotSoFnaticGuy from Bad Bait Prevention Community of HLTV (BBPCH) hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2019-01..
2019-12-26 13:50
0/8 s1mple better on lans and majors even allu better rating than trash zywhoo imagine losing to sanji top 1 btw they say pepelaugh
2019-12-26 15:44
You are, unfortunately my sir, a hopless case. I did our best to help you but that is it. Your addiction to bad baits has already reached a level that there is no coming back. -NotSoFnaticGuy from Bad Bait Prevention Community of HLTV (BBPCH)
2019-12-26 20:39
#13
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Russia ToughGuy
Ok
2019-12-26 01:03
#15
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Serbia nocturnSRB
BROLLAN TOP2 NEXT YEARS POGGERS
2019-12-26 01:04
pog
2019-12-26 01:48
#81
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu
+1111
2019-12-26 07:24
#82
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Finland Paleale
Yup u r right.
2019-12-26 07:38
Just looking at this end of year sample you couldn't be blamed for thinking Elige and Magisk were the best players this year. Good way to end it individually I suppose.
2019-12-26 01:05
#87
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Vietnam Renalph
They both were gods but they didn't dominate the whole scene like device, ZywOo and s1mple but i wouls place them somewhere between 5-8th
2019-12-26 08:11
easy top 10 for my boy ropz:)
2019-12-26 01:08
exceptional player and of the utmost importance for his team
2019-12-26 01:20
#31
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Brazil Karlogaria
Shame to see no BR player in this list.
2019-12-26 01:31
Top 5 1. Zywoo 2. Device 3. Elige 4. Simple (didnt deserve it) 5. Magisk
2019-12-26 01:38
+111111
2019-12-26 01:41
#46
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Finland Vkims
imagine not having electronic in top5
2019-12-26 03:38
Magisk and NAF in 2019 > electronic in 2019
2019-12-26 03:58
#54
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Finland Vkims
Magisk maybe NAF definitely not
2019-12-26 04:30
They have nearly identical stats. Same amount of EVPs with MVPs on both. Why would one qualify, but not the other?
2019-12-26 05:03
#68
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Finland Vkims
NAF couldnt deliver in majors so Magisk so much more relevant
2019-12-26 05:13
5. Magisk 6. NAF 7. electronic This is my prediction
2019-12-26 05:52
#77
NAF | 
India FosFate
5. NAF 6. Magisk 7. Electronic mark
2019-12-26 06:56
#94
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France CocoBiceps
Magisk got a major mvp
2019-12-26 09:37
Magisk has nearly the same stats as NAF but has done better at the majors. Flair checks out.
2019-12-26 10:01
I just said mark..
2019-12-27 14:36
#138
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Finland Vkims
1. Devveking 2. Zywoo 3. Elige 4. S1mple 5.magisk 6. Electronic 7. Naf
2019-12-26 16:18
Imagine thinking electronic deserves to be in the top 5.
2019-12-26 04:15
#53
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Finland Vkims
4th best rating in big events in 2019 :)
2019-12-26 04:30
And how many titles? How many mvps?
2019-12-26 04:33
#57
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Finland Vkims
1 title, 0 mvps
2019-12-26 04:33
And there’s your problem. Furthermore, he didn’t play enough. Magisk will easily beat him. Maybe not NAF, by it’s very possible.
2019-12-26 04:34
Yeah I don't think he's top 5 at all Idk how he got it last year as well, he played beastly for 2-3 months only. Then back to average
2019-12-26 04:58
Magisk has a major mvp, no way he isn’t over electronic.
2019-12-26 04:33
#59
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Finland Vkims
kjaerbye had major mvp in 2017 and he ended up #15, it doesnt mean THAT much
2019-12-26 04:35
Magisk also has more evps and good rating.
2019-12-26 04:46
#61
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Finland Vkims
that amazes me how he has so many more evps but electronic still has rating so much higher. Doesnt make any sense but yeah. I would go with electronic although not all the number are backing it
2019-12-26 04:50
It means Magisk's team made deeper runs into tournaments more than electronic's. This means that Magisk performed against better teams more often than electronic, and did well as well. Same goes for NAF over electronic.
2019-12-26 05:57
#91
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Sweden Trkmag
It does not, it means that Magisk was part of a better team.
2019-12-26 09:29
Not specifically the team making deeper runs. He is playing against better opponents more often than electronic, which also helps his case.
2019-12-26 10:01
#108
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Sweden Trkmag
He has 0.05 worse rating than electronic vs top 10 teams and 0.01 vs top 5 teams. But then again, he played a lot more maps against them. Just wanted to point out that electronic always did just as well as Magisk when he was pitted vs top teams, just that NaVi wasn’t good enough to face them as much.
2019-12-26 11:30
no, it means electronic farmed against groupstage teams
2019-12-26 11:37
#121
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Sweden Trkmag
How do you define ”groupstage teams”? Check #108
2019-12-26 13:35
ok, cut the word teams
2019-12-26 13:45
so people think s0mple will be above ELiGE when ELiGE has 3 MVPS and like 8 EVPS while s0mple has 1 MVP and 3-4 EVPS? KKKKKK also NAF,Magisk should be above s0mple but I doubt it
2019-12-26 01:42
s1mple's rating is a lot higher, so he could be above EliGE
2019-12-26 02:10
u cant get MVP when your team eliminated in semis every tournament
2019-12-26 02:22
#79
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
Lol you can easily get evp. Evps are also very valuable.but s1mple has few evps too
2019-12-26 07:16
Cus pepole who gets to finals are deffo alot more qualified for evps than the ones in semis lol
2019-12-26 17:02
#47
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Finland Vkims
naf definitely not
2019-12-26 03:38
#78
NAF | 
India FosFate
Look at stats bruh NAF has everything better or equal to Magisk only thing Magisk has, which is greater than NAF is Major MVP
2019-12-26 06:58
#136
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Finland Vkims
Less EVPs bruh
2019-12-26 16:11
NAF has highest EVPs this year, with EliGE at 9.
2019-12-27 14:44
#171
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Finland Vkims
Naf has 7
2019-12-27 22:25
NAF and EliGE both have 9 EVPs Also, yes, chances of Magisk being above NAF are like ~70% (also because hltv EU bias)
2019-12-27 22:44
#173
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Finland Vkims
Naf has 7
2019-12-27 22:43
check the list dumas
2019-12-27 22:44
#175
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Finland Vkims
Link it here :)
2019-12-27 22:47
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11GgP-9DD.. Even though you are baiting
2019-12-28 03:34
i cba about it..i know its 9
2019-12-28 07:28
NAF is the most underrated top 10 player
2019-12-26 21:20
#156
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Finland Vkims
Naf is overrated af, honestly so bad player, no wonder liquid is losing everything rn
2019-12-26 22:15
hahaha mad that hes far better than any player from ur country
2019-12-27 00:39
#162
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Finland Vkims
Yeah for sure man XD
2019-12-27 01:00
#64
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w
when s1mple has a way better big event rating, p1mple #2-3
2019-12-26 04:53
s0mple shouldnt be even in top10
2019-12-26 07:49
#141
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Ukraine ^vAl^
kk list me 10 players who are better individually than he is(as far as this top refers to players' skills(at least it should do))
2019-12-26 16:55
#35
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Brazil rZz
Where's the fcking cs_summit 5 MVP and the Champions Cup Finals MVP? HLTV can't even give one medal per 100.000 $ Tournament ?? So why Zywoo got a MVP medal for cs_summit 4? i don't understand, i think that's unfair.
2019-12-26 01:44
+1
2019-12-26 13:14
both tournaments didn't have enough top10 teams to meet mvp criteria by hltv
2019-12-26 13:22
#129
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United States Frotha
Summit will get a MVP, it was confirmed by Petar
2019-12-26 14:03
would be weird, summit5 had only one top10 team
2019-12-26 14:05
#131
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United States Frotha
That’s the bare minimal for a mvp It think it needs a top10 team and $100k+ prize pool. There are some other requirements as well
2019-12-26 14:08
I think two is the minimum, otherwise dreamhack open rotterdam would also have an mvp as there was one top10 team there
2019-12-26 14:10
#38
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Indonesia Exodd
Elite club
2019-12-26 01:52
godpk
2019-12-26 02:10
Expected from electronic and s1mple!
2019-12-26 02:28
#50
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Brunei cyLoL
s0mple no deserving of evp esl pro league
2019-12-26 04:06
#62
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w
gj, cs_summit 5 mvp?
2019-12-26 04:52
#95
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France CocoBiceps
T3 event
2019-12-26 09:39
NAF ELIGE TOP5 EZ ZYWHO TOP1 BTW
2019-12-26 04:54
#67
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New Zealand rOtten_97
So, it seems that the top5 is already settled 1. dev1ce 2. ZywOo 3. s1mple 4. EliGE 5. Magisk
2019-12-26 05:06
Why s1mple above elige? less mvp's and evp's. Sure better rating but less maps played.
2019-12-26 05:14
"u cant get MVP when your team eliminated in semis every tournament"
2019-12-26 05:43
You can atleast get EVPs tho
2019-12-26 07:46
Except S1mple 2018, mvp 50% depends on the team
2019-12-26 06:34
Look at the bookmakers odds its already decided
2019-12-26 05:41
zywoo 1.3 , devvy 2.9 lmao all in devvy
2019-12-26 06:26
+1 s0mple winning the top1 while being on the 2nd best team last year was bad enough. Imagine if a guy from a team that's not even top5 won it
2019-12-26 10:49
Flawless logic if u think the best player has to come from the best team lol
2019-12-26 17:07
Good for RpK. I'm always impressed when 30-yr-old+ players still contend against the young bucks. Maybe one day we'll see a Top 20 player in their 30s (by the way, this hasn't happened yet).
2019-12-26 08:10
Forest's never been there before?
2019-12-26 11:20
He's only 31 and he wasn't good enough last year or this.
2019-12-26 16:54
Swag. Record for youngest Top 20. What a wasted future, sadly. If only he and steel could have seen what kind of money 2015+ would get in CSGO. They'd have been superstars.
2019-12-27 11:41
Steel on Liquid would be fucking magic dude. Swag is just a sad story. A child banned for a couple hundred dollars in skins.
2019-12-27 17:46
#92
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Sweden Trkmag
ZywOo easy #1
2019-12-26 09:31
Personally i Think cadian should also have Been a evp of epicenter
2019-12-26 09:41
Lol they gave up past the finalists.
2019-12-26 10:09
noice
2019-12-26 09:49
#98
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Czech Republic n1c3ooo
Where is rejin?
2019-12-26 09:52
Nice, I can finally update my 2019 ranking predictions.
2019-12-26 10:13
#105
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Australia zanics
elige top 1 imo
2019-12-26 10:52
no niko gg 2019
2019-12-26 11:53
#115
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Europe LoookATme
niko in 2k19 ULTRALUL
2019-12-26 12:47
chrisJ pog champ the Astralis destroyer :e
2019-12-26 12:23
Ez for MagiskboY
2019-12-26 12:30
Nvm, I cant read haha
2019-12-26 13:57
Shox 0 EVP lmao what a trash player, why the fuck Vitality ruined the team by taking him...
2019-12-26 14:00
EZZZ for RPK
2019-12-26 15:32
#137
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Brazil FaelEz
no brazilian :( cry
2019-12-26 16:14
Stew_1_evp_s0mple_1_evp
2019-12-26 16:49
Stewie might actually finally break a top 20 list. Granted it'd be like 19 or 20. But 1.06 rating, 1.08 impact. He must be on like 3 evps now? Just looking at his tournament ratings he must have gotten one for Chicago and Blast LA at the very least. He had elite numbers at those two tournaments.
2019-12-26 17:01
#161
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United States inflict
this is like his 5th or 6th evp
2019-12-27 00:56
Where is magneficent zywoo
2019-12-26 17:27
MVP
2019-12-26 17:28
RpK <3
2019-12-26 17:40
#150
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Hungary subzera
WPWP elige
2019-12-26 18:02
#151
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South Africa @FyreCS
Ez 4 Frozen and Elige No Hunter evp???
2019-12-26 19:20
NA BESTEST
2019-12-27 13:51
s1mple and electronic deserved
2019-12-27 16:57
how is EVPs awarded? look at EPL S10, the outright winner has MVP and 2 EVPs, the runner-up has 2 EVPs, a semifinalist has 3 EVPs, while another semifinalist has only 1 EVP. not mentioning that a 5-6 place team even has 1 EVP. so, how come a team with 3 EVPs eliminated by a team with 2 EVPs?
2019-12-30 03:44
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