Top 20 players of 2019: Brehze (8)

The best trade-fragger of 2019, Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte, takes home the eighth place in the Top 20 players ranking, powered by Xtrfy and LOOT.BET, in his first appearance on the list.

Top 20 players of 2019: Introduction

Brehze's first emerged in our records back in mid-2015 when the American was playing for VeloX and attended a couple of regional qualifiers for competitions such as the FACEIT League and Game Show Global eSports Cup. Yet to attend his first notable LAN tournaments, he wouldn't get into the spotlight much until he joined up with a new roster in Obey.Alliance alongside names like Cory "⁠APE⁠" Bate and Alec "⁠Slemmy⁠" White later that year and played at his first Minor ahead of MLG Columbus.

"When I first started playing CS back in December 2014, I started playing for fun just like most people. However, if I never met vaL, a good friend of mine who let me join his ESEA Open team at the time, I probably would have never even started playing competitive CS. I played with that team for a while until I was eventually offered to be a ringer for a team in an online tournament, a team that I would later join, known as Obey/TeamKaliber. From there I played in ESEA Premier and qualifiers and got some experience playing against better players, and the rest is history."

They were then eliminated last in their group, but during the first half of the year the team who later became known as Without a Roof and Kaliber went on to find some success with runner-up finishes in various online leagues and tournaments like the 21st season of ESEA Premier and Stream.me Gauntlet.

One qualifier in particular had a big effect on Brehze's life at that time when he carried his team to a best-of-five victory over Selfless. Along with a spot in the first season of ECS North America, the standout performance earned him cheating accusations from the opponent organization's owner, Steve "⁠Ryu⁠" Rattacasa, which circulated for a while until the same person offered Brehze a place — and an apology — on the team in the latter half of 2016.

Brehze put an end to cheating accusations at Northern Arena

Brehze didn't play with Selfless for long, only a few months, but it was enough to give him an opportunity to fight off those accusations for good with a breakout tournament at Northern Arena in Toronto, where the up-and-comer led the new roster to the playoffs with a 1.41 rating, impressing against teams like Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander's Heroic and Immortals.

"Northern Arena was an exciting LAN because I had just joined Selfless, my first Pro League team, with a group of young guys, who just like me wanted to improve and get better. It was my first event as a 'pro' in my eyes and there was some outside pressure because of the controversy about the whole Ryu calling me out for cheats and then picking me up for his team situation, and the question was: 'Can he show up on LAN?' So I just really wanted to perform and show I had what it takes to be there."

A third consecutive last-place finish at the ELEAGUE Major Americas Minor and the 9th-12th place at his first tournament outside of North America, WESG 2016 World Finals, marked the end of Brehze's tenure with the young squad. At the beginning of 2017, he made another step up to a new NRG roster led by Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele, with whom he got to travel abroad more.

"Honestly, it was a little nerve-wracking in the start because I was playing with bigger names in FugLy, daps and ptr. What made it easier was that I joined with someone with more or less the same experience as me in MarKE, so we were in the same boat. The first couple of LANs were a little brutal for me, but I knew I wasn't on the same level just yet and needed to improve because I was competing against European teams I have never played before."

Getting a spot on NRG for 2017, Brehze kept rising the ranks

The year was riddled with lineup changes around the core of Brehze, daps, and Jacob "⁠FugLy⁠" Medina, and none of the versions found any success. In the meantime, Brehze showed off his undeniable talent at some of the smaller tournaments like the DreamHack Open stops in Valencia and Atlanta, but the best teams in the world were a tough nut to crack for him while he attended his first Big Events at the ESL Pro League finals in seasons five and six.

"2017 was pretty rough with constant changes and bad placements. Always having to start from scratch every time we made a change was awful. We just never really found the right five and it took us some time, but I'm happy with where everything ended up."

Things changed when the roster finally stabilized in early 2018 after the additions of two more upcoming players in Tsvetelin "⁠CeRq⁠" Dimitrov and Ethan "⁠Ethan⁠" Arnold. Early on the new constellation showed promise regionally by placing second and first in the regular seasons of ESL Pro League and ECS, respectively, and winning another online tournament iBUYPOWER Invitational, with the young trio spearheading that progress. Brehze started to perform against some of the best European opponents, as well, and in the middle of the year that helped NRG reach their first big-event final at StarSeries i-League Season 5.

"I think once we were able to get Ethan our team reached a new level because he brought so much skill. Even then if you looked at our lineup we arguably had one of the most skilled teams in North America. Although we were doing pretty well online, I don't think we were playing the best as a team, I think we just out-skilled others and won more on individual talent rather than team play, which is something we would learn more about and touch upon as time moved on."

StarSeries S5 marked the first big grand final appearance for Brehze

The Ukrainian event proved to be a big milestone and a springboard for the squad. daps & co. attacked high placings consistently on the back of that initial success, with top-four finishes at ESL One New York and StarSeries i-League Season 6 and their first triumphs at IEM Shanghai and cs_summit 3 also seeing Brehze secure his first awards in the latter half of the year, including an MVP medal at the closed event in Los Angeles, California.

"Generally, we were just playing better and now we actually had some time to practice and prepare. I think that, in turn, helped improve my performance."

With the first international titles under his belt and a permanent residence in the top 10 throughout the entire second half of 2018, Brehze's career was undoubtedly at its highest point, and he looked to improve on that as he and NRG set their sights on 2019 and two things they hadn't been able to achieve until then: to win a Big Event and to play at a Major.

United StatesBrehze
2019 LAN tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
IEM Katowice 2019
(15-16th)
1.19 (1st, +20%) 86.3 0.81 0.70 1.31 69.6%
SS i-L S7
(3-4th)
1.14 (2nd, +7%) 78.9 0.75 0.67 1.12 73.1% EVP
IEM Sydney 2019
(3-4th)
1.29 (1st, +13%) 87.1 0.84 0.64 1.31 75.9% EVP
cs_summit 4
(3-4th)
1.10 (2nd, +4%) 74.6 0.72 0.69 1.04 75.1%
DH Masters Dallas 2019
(9-12th)
1.06 (1st, +8%) 76.4 0.76 0.71 1.07 69.5%
ECS S7 Finals
(3-4th)
1.33 (1st, +21%) 95.5 0.89 0.63 1.29 73.2% EVP
EPL S9 Finals
(3-4th)
1.10 (1st, +7%) 77.8 0.76 0.67 1.10 70.9% EVP
ESL One Cologne
(5-6th)
1.14 (1st, +12%) 81.1 0.75 0.68 1.17 71.1%
BLAST Los Angeles
(3rd)
1.09 (1st, +14%) 77.5 0.72 0.69 1.16 70.0%
StarLadder Major
(3-4th)
1.23 (1st, +13%) 85.6 0.77 0.63 1.30 72.7% EVP
ESL One NY 2019
(1st)
1.29 (1st, +9%) 84.2 0.84 0.58 1.26 74.3% MVP
DH Masters Malmö 2019
(13-16th)
0.94 (3rd, +3%) 76.9 0.71 0.79 0.75 67.0%
StarSeries i-L S8
(1st)
1.17 (3rd, +4%) 77.5 0.75 0.62 1.15 74.8% EVP
IEM Beijing
(5-6th)
0.97 (3rd, +3%) 70.7 0.65 0.70 1.07 61.8%
CAC 2019
(5-6th)
0.91 (4th, -8%) 68.2 0.59 0.74 0.75 69.9%
ECS S8 Finals
(3-4th)
1.03 (2nd, +6%) 73.2 0.70 0.67 0.98 67.4%
EPL S10 Finals
(5-6th)
1.00 (3rd, -0%) 75.6 0.68 0.68 1.06 61.6%
EPICENTER
(3-4th)
1.17 (1st, +19%) 82.8 0.77 0.70 1.18 74.9%
5%+ above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

The second goal came true immediately at the beginning of the year. Having previously suffered five group stage exits at Americas Minors, Brehze spearheaded a dominant run through the IEM Katowice precursor and maintained fantastic form during the first stage of the Major itself. En route to a 3-0 record, he put up one of the biggest carry performances of the year in a closely-contested, spot-deciding match against TYLOO, where a 1.77 rating from the American star pulled NRG over the finish line.

"IEM Katowice was the first Major for myself but also for a few of my teammates (Ethan, CeRq), it was a big moment for all of us, one I won't forget. As for the TYLOO series, I feel that we always play well against Asian teams. I'm not sure why, but every time we play an Asian team we always seem to play well and especially me, I'm just comfortable playing against their style."

Brehze played his first Major at IEM Katowice

Brehze was then one of the best fraggers of the second stage and put up and impressive 1.19 rating, but against all expectations his team ended up eliminated early nonetheless after being unable to close out any of the four close maps they played against NiP, AVANGAR, and Complexity.

"My worst memory from 2019 is going 0-3 at the Katowice major in the second portion because we lost a close game to Complexity and had to go back to another Minor instead of securing our spot at the next Major."

After the Major, the first roster change came when Tarik "⁠tarik⁠" Celik took FugLy's place. If there was an adjustment period, it did not show in results, as over the next two months the new lineup went to the semi-finals at StarSeries i-League Season 7 and at IEM Sydney, with fnatic ending their campaign on both occasions. Staying on the path he had started on in the latter half of 2018, Brehze's standout contribution at the two events earned him consecutive EVP mentions, and he kept up a good level despite two shaky tournaments at cs_summit 4 and DreamHack Masters Dallas, where NRG finished in the bottom half.

"The Major definitely helped my confidence, and confidence is everything in a game like CS. I just wanted to have a good year and maybe grab some more trophies."

The 21-year-old was back on the list of awardees thanks to some peaks against FURIA, Vitality, and G2 while the team cultivated their semi-finals curse, going out in the top-four stages at the next two stops again, at ECS Season 7 Finals and ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, despite a favorable matchup in Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub's team in the playoffs of the latter.

"We were right there with the best of them, we knew we could win these events. However, we got stuck and couldn't get over the hurdle. We weren't satisfied, but we couldn't be mad at ourselves because we were so close."

By June, Brehze had four EVPs to his name

Wishing to take the next step and start contending for titles after always getting so close but never managing to break through the top-four barrier, to everyone's surprise NRG decided to remove one of the core members, daps, in favor of a different in-game leader in Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz.

"The team felt that it was time for a change at the time. I had already been playing with daps for two years and we just needed to bring in a fresh face and a new way of looking at things, so we looked at stanislaw. Most of us have never played with him before apart from tarik and Chet [ImAPet], so I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew he was a good leader who has led some great teams, so I was excited to work with him."

Three events were left before the end of the first half of the year. ESL One Cologne was the first with the Canadian in charge, and the North American squad made it to playoffs on the back of three great maps from Brehze, but two rather unremarkable series against Liquid and Vitality in matches for spots in the semi-finals kept the American from adding a fifth EVP to his tally. BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles was a similar story, as NRG put up their sixth top-four placing in California, with Brehze missing out on another award due to a sub-par performance in the playoffs match against FaZe.

Fresh off a second dominant Americas Minor victory at the end of July followed by the player break in the first weeks of August, NRG traveled to Berlin for the second Major of the year. They shook off a surprising loss to DreamEaters in the opening round to go on a convincing run through the New Challengers Stage, and this time topped it off with a 3-0 record in the second stage, beating Astralis in match featuring a grueling quintuple-overtime Train opener to earn Legends status.

After taking down Natus Vincere, stanislaw & co. made it to the semi-finals again, where they lost a rematch with the Danish powerhouse despite heroic efforts from Brehze, which went a long way in earning him another EVP, as he finished the event as one of the best damage dealers (85.6 ADR).

The spotlight was on Brehze despite NRG's loss to Astralis in the StarLadder Major semis

Empowered by the strong Major showing, NRG went back home to compete at ESL One New York under the new banner of Evil Geniuses. Brehze kicked off the tournament with an amazing group stage, where he led the team to revenge against Astralis, and continued to play at his peak in the playoffs while putting up another team-leading performance against the Danes in a best-of-five title decider to win his first Big Event and fulfill his primary goal for 2019. As he topped the charts in rating (1.29) and kills per round (0.84), and placed high in several others, the 21-year-old won the MVP; his second overall and his first at an event of such stature.

"It was pretty unexpected how well we did. It was right after the player break and our performance at the Berlin Major, so we had already been playing hot, but we were playing really well in New York, it was probably our strongest showing. It was honestly quite a surprise, I think we just got off to a hot start and kept the momentum going at that tournament. Having the home crowd and playing against the best team in the world and winning was an unforgettable experience."

The gla1ve-led squad would be EG's most common opponent by the end of the year, and as shown in New York, Brehze was left unfazed facing the best team in the world, as he averaged a 1.20 rating in the matchup across 16 maps throughout 2019.

A hard fall followed the tremendous achievement when Evil Geniuses had to fly to Malmö immediately after the New York grand final and went on to bomb out of the Swedish tournament in last place, while Brehze put in his first below-average event of the year. He quickly made up for it with his sixth EVP award at the next stop as part of the main fragging trio at StarSeries, helping EG go back to winning ways with an especially noteworthy grand final series against fnatic (1.73 rating). However, the Turkish event marked the end of his — and the team's — spectacular run, which was followed by a brief appearance at No.1 in the ranking.

Brehze dropped off again while the North American side finished outside of the playoffs after they traveled to China twice in two weeks in November for IEM Beijing and CS:GO Asia Championships. His shaky form continued at the two big leagues' finals in Arlington and Odense, with Brehze's good play in the wins — which still helped Evil Geniuses make it to the playoffs each time — contrasted by some poor series against Liquid at the former and Natus Vincere and mousesports at the latter tournament.

"I'm not sure what caused my dropoff, I was playing the same as always. I think teams just started to watch us more now that we were fighting to stay in that consistent top3-5, so I felt I was being countered, but nothing I can put my finger on."

EPICENTER concluded Evil Geniuses' exceptionally busy schedule late in the year, with Brehze unable to play from the start as visa issues prevented him from traveling to Russia until day three. While Igor "⁠crush⁠" Shevchenko was standing in, EG managed to make it through to the playoffs, setting up a good recovery from the 21-year-old, who came back in time for the bracket stage to help them beat Natus Vincere in the quarter-finals before adding another great series against their nemesis, mousesports, albeit with no success.

"[What we learned from the last few months?] Don't go to as many events (laughs)."

Why was Brehze the 8th best player of 2019?

Brehze made it all the way up to eighth place in his first appearance in the Top 20 players as one of the best fraggers of 2019, putting up 0.76 kills per round (eighth most) and a multi-kill in 19.1% of his rounds (eighth most). He especially stood out in another category connected to fragging with 0.16 trade kills per round; the most out of everyone.

"What I think makes Brehze so good at trade fragging is for starters his aim. Whenever I watch Brehze play not only does he position himself really well, but his aim is so good that when he is put into tough situations he is just able to win one-on-one duels that aren't even in his favor," his coach, Chet "⁠Chet⁠" Singh, said on the topic of Brehze's trade-fragging ability.

"He wins more left hand peeks than any other player I've had the pleasure of coaching and that's a really impressive thing to do. Also, since we've been together for so long there is just a lot of natural chemistry and his playbook has expanded so much that when you even face him in a spot like ivy for example, when he's defaulting he just has so many ways to get map control and punish other people. There is very little you can do right now to surprise him when he plays."

Brehze earned the eighth place as a great big-match player

The fragging ability led to his first-ever Big-Event MVP at ESL One New York and six more EVP awards, all earned at Big Events, which includes one in Evil Geniuses' second title-winning campaign at StarSeries i-League Season 8 and one in their run to the semi-finals at the StarLadder Major.

"My goals for 2020 are to keep up my performance and to win a Major."

Brehze's performances in big matches cemented his status as one of the world's best. In addition to being the best performer in both finals he played — against Astralis in New York and fnatic in Belek —, he averaged the sixth-highest Big-Event playoffs rating of 1.18 over a solid sample size of 41 maps.

However, while the first 10 months of 2019 would have likely placed him higher on the list, Brehze demonstrated some consistency issues in the sub-par period at the end of the year, which put a stop to his climb at No. 8.

Bold prediction

Once a bold prediction by Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic himself, Brehze reckons Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery from the former ATK roster, who recently transferred to Cloud9, could have a breakout year in 2020. The 20-year-old averaged a 1.15 rating on LAN in 2019 and most recently had some highlight moments at his first Big Event at ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals, helping the team eliminate North and G2 from the tournament.

United States Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery

"I've said it before somewhere, but I think floppy from the new Cloud9 roster could have a breakout year if he keeps up the level he's been playing at and can do it against the best teams in the world."

Stay tuned to our Top 20 players of 2019 ranking and take a look at the Introduction article to learn more about how the players were selected. This year's ranking is supported by:

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Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenko
Igor 'crush' Shevchenko
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
665
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
United States Alec 'Slemmy' White
Alec 'Slemmy' White
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
445
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1319
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1072
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1363
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1024
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Canada Cory 'APE' Bate
Cory 'APE' Bate
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
228
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Steve 'Ryu' Rattacasa
Steve 'Ryu' Rattacasa
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
597
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
943
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1375
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
United States Chet 'Chet' Singh
Chet 'Chet' Singh
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1173
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1771
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
i like him, cool guy
2020-01-13 20:00
Where is #1?
2020-01-14 16:21
he is in France
2020-01-14 17:34
OK!
2020-01-14 19:01
c00l
2020-01-13 20:00
#5
 | 
Argentina Chief02
nicee
2020-01-13 20:00
n1
2020-01-13 20:00
deserved
2020-01-13 20:00
#10
 | 
Argentina trackssZZZ
ez
2020-01-13 20:00
Ez
2020-01-13 20:00
nice
2020-01-13 20:00
Congratulations
2020-01-13 20:00
not first
2020-01-13 20:00
Nice.
2020-01-13 20:00
Cool
2020-01-13 20:00
#19
 | 
Israel FRIsaac
Cool
2020-01-13 20:00
Who?
2020-01-13 20:00
#21
 | 
Brazil cadik
underrated
2020-01-13 20:00
Nice
2020-01-13 20:00
#23
NiKo | 
Egypt MuXSS
deserved
2020-01-13 20:00
Deserved
2020-01-13 20:00
uuuuuh eletronic next
2020-01-13 20:00
Ropz deserved higher
2020-01-13 20:00
SO FAST FUCK F5 GANG LOSES THIS
2020-01-13 20:00
#29
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Finland veganisti
cool men
2020-01-13 20:00
undeserved
2020-01-13 20:00
why lul?
2020-01-13 20:30
wasnt top 10 for 6-7 months and fell off for 2+ months towards the end also putting a baiter over entries like NiKo who has similar ratings and far higher impact and peaks lmao
2020-01-13 20:41
check tournaments in 2019 please only 5/18 tournaments with less than 1.10 rating
2020-01-13 20:57
“only” his inconsistency is highlighted in the reasoning lmaoo but hltv ofc overrates this baiter like they did with twistzz
2020-01-13 21:58
So who deserve the spot then?
2020-01-14 05:11
twistzz u thought deserved it much more tbh
2020-01-14 07:47
#31
 | 
Chile _gazz_
Nois
2020-01-13 20:00
Good player!
2020-01-13 20:00
#35
 | 
Netherlands Boutdis
expected
2020-01-13 20:00
Ok
2020-01-13 20:00
ez point again
2020-01-13 20:00
#38
 | 
Argentina n4ziS1mple
ez 4 brehze
2020-01-13 20:00
#39
STYKO | 
Norway AdNiB
ez Brehze
2020-01-13 20:00
UNDESERVED WTF
2020-01-13 20:01
deserved. gj
2020-01-13 20:01
overrated
2020-01-13 20:01
#138
 | 
United States _Nohj
Name checks out
2020-01-13 21:06
+1
2020-01-14 12:53
Expected
2020-01-13 20:01
#47
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United Kingdom VOSSKi
overrated
2020-01-13 20:01
+1
2020-01-13 20:41
#50
 | 
Taiwan zhcwhite
#7 magisk?
2020-01-13 20:01
naf,I guess
2020-01-13 20:02
Magisk is #5
2020-01-13 20:37
#51
tarik | 
Norway MD!
ABSOLUTE MONSTER CONGRATS KING TOP3 2020
2020-01-13 20:01
Insane player, deserved
2020-01-13 20:01
ez
2020-01-13 20:01
#56
steel | 
Canada ZHF
Deserved
2020-01-13 20:02
deserved
2020-01-13 20:02
Nice!
2020-01-13 20:02
NICE!
2020-01-13 20:02
#61
 | 
Georgia Megobari
very deserved
2020-01-13 20:02
expected
2020-01-13 20:02
GOAT
2020-01-13 20:03
#66
 | 
CIS EzforEnCCe
next is NAF
2020-01-13 20:03
nt bottronic
2020-01-13 20:04
#77
 | 
CIS EzforEnCCe
Electronic will be in top 5-4
2020-01-13 20:06
sh1ttry stop
2020-01-13 20:07
ez
2020-01-15 16:24
wizard
2020-01-15 13:10
ez
2020-01-15 16:24
#67
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Israel BingoBango
deserved, low key thought he'll be higher
2020-01-13 20:03
nice
2020-01-13 20:03
nice
2020-01-13 20:03
Deserved. What a monster SG553 player)
2020-01-13 20:03
#7 kennyS
2020-01-13 20:06
0/8
2020-01-13 20:10
KennyS was in top30 only
2020-01-13 20:24
device will steal #2 to kennyS men
2020-01-13 21:19
best pistol clutch of the century
2020-01-13 20:06
#127
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Poland Czari10
hmmm better than this???? youtube.com/watch?v=5jgt0dTP5H4
2020-01-13 20:52
#132
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Poland Czari10
youtube.com/watch?v=7OmcsBvlmH4 actually hltv made nicer clip
2020-01-13 20:55
I remember watching this match live back in the day which is why I started following VINI and his journey into furia <3 It was an amazing clutch but imo Brehze’s clutch was better because of how he was getting swarmed and everything... it was just too perfect
2020-01-13 21:50
#235
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Poland Czari10
I watched this just before falling asleep I didnt fall asleep for the whole cbble after this MADNESS
2020-01-14 10:10
Yeah he’s fuckin nuts bro
2020-01-14 16:17
#80
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Brazil wololo10
What a joke, how was he better than Twistzz or Ropz
2020-01-13 20:08
Impressive Playoffs rating
2020-01-13 20:16
he was without a doubt better than twistzz
2020-01-13 20:46
worse stats than Ropz, even Twistzz was better.
2020-01-13 20:09
expected
2020-01-13 20:10
HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT ROPZ IS LOWER THAN HIM
2020-01-13 20:10
Expected, congrats! Next is either NAF/Magisk, probably NAF.
2020-01-13 20:11
I personally go for electronic, since he didnt play much events and has no mvps and less evps than magisk and naf
2020-01-13 20:19
Thats true
2020-01-14 01:21
elec next
2020-01-13 20:46
Could be.
2020-01-14 01:20
Expected
2020-01-13 20:13
deserved
2020-01-13 20:14
Most trade kills aka baited most teammates in 2019, great achievement.
2020-01-13 20:17
He’s probably the best rifler to bait for atm. I’d bait for him any day.
2020-01-13 20:35
Nice!
2020-01-13 20:17
he could have been higher than 8th, sadly he dropped at the finish line of this year
2020-01-13 20:18
#95
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Other Jmishenko
Gitelman playing cs wtf
2020-01-13 20:20
Baldezh
2020-01-13 20:26
#124
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Other Jmishenko
din din din mi jarim kartowky
2020-01-13 20:49
deserved
2020-01-13 20:21
#101
 | 
Argentina CePii
Really a good player
2020-01-13 20:24
deserved
2020-01-13 20:27
expected and deserved
2020-01-13 20:29
what a joke
2020-01-13 20:29
u are a joke
2020-01-13 20:31
7.NAF 6.electronic 5.Magisk 4.s1mple 3.EliGE 2.ZywOo 1.device
2020-01-13 20:30
7. Electronic 6. NAF 5. Magisk 4. ELiGE 3. Device 2. S0mple 1. The suspect (aka ZyWho?, aka fat baguette)
2020-01-14 11:47
Trust me bro :)
2020-01-14 20:08
Deserved. He's a beast. One of the best riffler
2020-01-13 20:34
what a joke :D top 8 lol well next year this noob is not even in top 20
2020-01-13 20:38
first facecrack screen :D
2020-01-13 20:52
#115
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France Azowel
deserved
2020-01-13 20:41
nice
2020-01-13 20:41
he is nothing without krieg
2020-01-13 20:49
ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah what a joke
2020-01-13 20:52
#216
tarik | 
Norway MD!
0/8
2020-01-14 06:38
BEAST!
2020-01-13 20:52
#217
tarik | 
Norway MD!
Sup lilman, EG era in 2020 we're all behind you men)) 👊🏻
2020-01-14 06:39
Cheers buddy
2020-01-15 05:36
nice tbh
2020-01-13 20:53
Who?
2020-01-13 20:53
who?
2020-01-13 21:00
how is he higher then woxic?? bullshit
2020-01-13 21:02
#151
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Netherlands staticNL
Probably because he was especially amazing at the end of the year, in only two tier 1 tournaments. Before that mouz didn't really play in that many play offs.
2020-01-13 21:28
he should be higher
2020-01-13 21:06
#139
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France Kizel
Check it out 7 - NAF-FLY
2020-01-13 21:09
First year in the ranking and already top8... EZ4Brehze
2020-01-13 21:12
So? Zywoo will be 1st
2020-01-13 22:32
”So?” Is being the 8th best player in the entire world not an achievement?
2020-01-14 11:49
He deserves it
2020-01-13 21:13
crush is better imo
2020-01-13 21:15
#149
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Sweden Akoulad
This ranking is a complete joke already
2020-01-13 21:19
#166
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United Kingdom Hammondo
Why?
2020-01-13 22:30
How was electronic better than brehze? BY TWO FUCKING TOP 10 SPOTS
2020-01-15 00:03
#266
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United Kingdom Hammondo
He is the better player dude, he's amazing. I'm expecting he's at least 6th.
2020-01-15 09:10
He might be better but he didnt perform better and didnt do it vs elite teams. NAF was better than him for the same reason, did you know liquid player Astralis, the best team in the world 27 times last year on LAN hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2019-01.. Did you also know brehze has a noticeably higher estint vs elite teams and 3 more EVPs
2020-01-15 13:47
#274
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United Kingdom Hammondo
I think NAF was better, yea I agree he was amazing. Your link doesnt even have s1mple on it, there must be a reason they are not included.
2020-01-15 14:58
hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2019-01.. Here it was map count. S1mples is low but still way too high rated to not be top 4. NAF was better straight up this is te first time I truly haven't understood a ranking
2020-01-15 19:31
#279
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United Kingdom Hammondo
You linked me to frozen.
2020-01-15 21:22
I literally didnt u clicked his name
2020-01-16 11:11
#283
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United Kingdom Hammondo
Ah shit my mouse double clicks sometimes coz its broken.
2020-01-16 11:45
But you were my point right? Brehze was there more when it mattered and is the best player on his team
2020-01-16 11:58
#285
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United Kingdom Hammondo
I guess. I can then agree this year hes been better yea. Navi just has not done enough.
2020-01-16 12:16
it's powered by Loot.bet so what do you expect?
2020-01-13 22:33
deserved, hope he'll get even better this year
2020-01-13 21:21
Jame next!
2020-01-13 21:37
#153
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Poland Lother96
It was very good year for Brehze, but honestly, Twiztzz should be above him
2020-01-13 21:38
#154
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Brazil vitoBR
ooou, I'm very anxious Jame is between 1-7 place
2020-01-13 21:45
1. NEO 2. TaZ 3. Pasha 4. Byali 5. Snax
2020-01-13 21:51
top 500
2020-01-13 22:12
LOL
2020-01-15 20:28
#159
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Hong Kong TROIIDA
LUL
2020-01-13 22:08
EZ4Brehze!
2020-01-13 22:18
nice
2020-01-13 22:19
Definitely EG's best player this year. Now should he be ahead of ropz and especially Twistzz ? Debatable to say the least... ps : we basically knew the top 10's order when 11 was named with the only slight question mark being will electronic be 5 and magisk 6 or the opposite...
2020-01-13 22:24
#165
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United Kingdom Hammondo
Yea hes been way more consistent.
2020-01-13 22:30
#176
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United States inflict
"The 20-year-old's impact and consistency were remarkable, but his quiet first half of the year and the fact that he had the lowest sample size of all players in the top 20 in terms of Big Events (just eight tournaments of this stature and 77 maps played), gave his performances less weight in comparison to those ranked above him and stopped him from getting a single-digit placing."
2020-01-13 22:53
#194
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Brazil wololo10
No way lelec is in front of magisk
2020-01-14 01:49
Well there is always a way until it's done. But neither ranking would have been a scandal to me.
2020-01-15 22:30
#281
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Brazil wololo10
But top 3 I really don't know, which order
2020-01-15 23:22
Floppy EZ
2020-01-13 22:30
Kennys out of top20? Good job hltv
2020-01-13 22:30
ofc lol ?=
2020-01-13 23:10
This is 2019 rank not 2015 lol
2020-01-14 05:22
lol he was much better this year than f.e. Cerq, dupreeh, Niko
2020-01-14 18:57
#267
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United Kingdom Hammondo
Kennys is nowhere near top 20.
2020-01-15 09:13
#173
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France Makten
+1 very good player
2020-01-13 22:39
who?
2020-01-13 22:45
Expected, beast
2020-01-13 22:51
nice gud guy
2020-01-13 22:57
#181
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Spain DaNNyKS
Where is kennyS or hunter? 😂
2020-01-13 23:33
#268
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United Kingdom Hammondo
Nowhere near top 20.
2020-01-15 09:13
#7 Electronic #6 Magisk #5 NAF #4 EliGe #3 S1mple #2 dev1ce #1 ZywOo
2020-01-13 23:34
Elige > s0mple
2020-01-14 05:23
best mexican player of 2019
2020-01-13 23:44
Brehze > NAF
2020-01-14 00:13
how was eletronic better than brehze/ropz/woxic this year? LOL
2020-01-14 00:44
best pinoy player
2020-01-14 00:45
Deserved
2020-01-14 01:10
#190
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China Yao_Ming
so many NA players in top 20 now... wow NA era has begun!
2020-01-14 01:15
What do you mean by “so many NA players”? There are 3 so far. Scandinavia has 4 and they are much smaller countries. NA would need at least 5 times as many players on the list to justify any claims of an “era”. CS still belongs to the Nordic countries! NA would
2020-01-14 13:40
Actually I now see Scandinavia has 5 players and with at least 2 more expected to come, I think it’s safe to say that Scandinavia still is the capital of CS:GO
2020-01-14 14:01
Sure but to think that this is business as usual is lying to yourself intentionally. There are now star players from NA. Not NA star. Players that can play with the best Europe can offer. And Europe has a much higher playerbase as a whole. And there's quite a bit of talent in the pipeline. Obo, this Floppy kid, Som maybe. A lot of different darts. They won't all hit but some will. It's Astralis's era but north america has carved out a niche. Really it happened last year. There's just more players this year.
2020-01-17 00:30
#195
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Brazil Collee
Thought he would be in the top 5, but late 2019 wasn't good for him
2020-01-14 01:54
#196
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Indonesia Journeast
Expect the expected! Next could be NAF // Electronic (?)
2020-01-14 01:55
could have done more. good luck 2020
2020-01-14 02:55
NA pride oh wait that's pinoy
2020-01-14 03:04
expected tbh
2020-01-14 03:44
This kid is going to slide into the top 5 next year. I mean he doesn't tail off towards the end of the year he's top 5 THIS year. What an impressive player. He plays really well off Ethan. Ethan has got that whiplash AK aim and then you have the best spray in CS coming in right behind him. I like the duo.
2020-01-14 03:52
FILIPINO POWER!
2020-01-14 04:13
#202
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Norway Napapijri
he is just a decent player why tf he is in top8?
2020-01-14 04:33
#213
tarik | 
Norway MD!
Hahahahahaha decent, my man doesn't watch cs it seems, expected feom Norway... wait..
2020-01-14 06:34
The man is a fragging machine in case you hadnt noticed
2020-01-14 09:48
#206
 | 
Russia GoozeX
Meh
2020-01-14 05:27
Deserved
2020-01-14 05:38
He is not better than Dupreeh
2020-01-14 05:54
#212
tarik | 
Norway MD!
He's 10x the player dupreeh is.
2020-01-14 06:33
Not 10x. But better, yes
2020-01-14 09:47
#269
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United Kingdom Hammondo
He is.
2020-01-15 09:15
Was insane first half of the year.
2020-01-14 06:04
Wow Started to play in 2014 and already top player, nice done!
2020-01-14 06:22
#218
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Brazil Fauchard
he is a lier probably
2020-01-14 06:42
#211
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United States xiquo
man wonder if electronic is in the top 20
2020-01-14 06:32
hmm
2020-01-14 07:01
#214
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Brazil Fauchard
cerq 7# probably
2020-01-14 06:36
he was already #18 if you missed that bro )
2020-01-14 07:19
I think it is a solid guess
2020-01-14 09:46
Pinoy pride
2020-01-14 07:13
#221
 | 
Europe tokyo999
What the duck happened to this game...
2020-01-14 07:13
#223
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Denmark LaqeuZ
What a great year for him, keep it up
2020-01-14 07:28
Should be higher
2020-01-14 07:40
RoflTop 2019
2020-01-14 08:18
Brehze and Brollan best krieg players of 2019 :)
2020-01-14 08:21
Krieg was overly op and it is valve's problem, we cannot blame players
2020-01-14 14:17
I did not blame them, i like both tbh and brollan is my favourite swedish player. I think krieg is their signature weapon in 2019, thats all :)
2020-01-15 00:29
Honestly it's a credit to them. They saw a hole in the meta just like Magisk and Elige and Device and Simple did and they practiced on it and became beasts with the weapon. And it's not like they can't frag out with the Ak or M4 even.
2020-01-18 05:52
Deserved. Aim bull.
2020-01-14 09:28
Sick palyer. For sure deserves a top 10 ranking
2020-01-14 09:45
Deserved
2020-01-14 10:54
#238
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Finland Qurko
overrated
2020-01-14 11:42
too bad he had less good very end of the year, could have been considered top 5 maybe if not for that
2020-01-14 12:42
DESERVED
2020-01-14 13:40
The people who say undeserved are braindeads Deserved as fuck
2020-01-14 14:16
#253
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Estonia RopzTop1
electronic should've been here
2020-01-14 16:31
Explain (please HLTV admin) hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2019-01..
2020-01-15 00:02
Way too high!
2020-01-15 01:15
Brehze was way better than electronic lmao
2020-01-15 13:40
deserved
2020-01-15 13:43
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