Top 20 players of 2019: device (3)

Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz comes in third in our top 20 players ranking, powered by Xtrfy and LOOT.BET, thanks to great numbers put up consistently at some of the biggest tournaments of 2019.

Top 20 players of 2019: Introduction

device started attending CS:Source LANs as a teenager, making the rounds in the Danish scene and playing well enough to attract the attention of Copenhagen Wolves. It wouldn’t be until CS:GO, however, that device truly started to make a name for himself as a potential top tier player in Denmark. At the start of 2013, after some time in lesser teams, device joined Henrik "⁠FeTiSh⁠" Christensen in CPH Wolves, in which he would go on to meet the two players with whom he would establish the core of Astralis, Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth.

Other priorities in life, such as school and playing badminton at a high level, kept device on the sidelines for a few months — although he didn’t stop playing Counter-Strike and was still seen in mix-teams —, but it didn’t take long for him to settle back in with FeTiSh and company. The young Dane posted a 1.14 LAN rating in 2013, but, having just played at a small number of events and without ever going past the quarter-finals, he was not in contention for a spot in the top 20 list, the only year in which he has failed to make the cut.

"I don’t think you can put a date and a time to when Counter-Strike became a priority, but with injuries in badminton and my progress in CS, it was a development that came naturally to me quite early. I’ve always been committed to what I do, when I do it, so it is more a matter of how much time I spend on one thing, in this case CS. When you start winning and people start talking about you in positive terms, you tend to seek the feeling of accomplishment—that goes for me as well. It’s a positive circle as you start doing more of what you’re good at, which makes you do better and at some point, that’s what you do."

The team signed for Dignitas in 2014 and started to get more and more international recognition as a stable attendee at some of the biggest events at the time, but deep runs at tournaments still eluded the Danes. Great performances turned into a struggle once the matches got serious in the playoffs and it didn’t matter where they were playing or who they faced: Dignitas could not make it past the semi-finals as the team’s star players tended to disappear under the limelight. That year saw device make the HLTV top 20 for the first time, albeit by the skin of his teeth, with his big match performances being what held him back the most.

device made his first top 20 in 2014, during his time in Dignitas

The new year brought with it a big change as in-game leader FeTiSh was pulled out of the starting lineup and Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen was brought in to take the reins of the team. The second big change followed soon afterward when the Danes left Dignitas and joined TSM. Under a new leadership in the server, device and dupreeh shone more than ever, helping the team win three events in a row, CCS Kick-off Season Finals, FACEIT League Stage 1 Finals and Fragbite Masters Season 4 Finals, and two more later in the year, FACEIT League 2015 Stage 2 and PGL Season 1 Finals. It was then that device made his first big splash individually, jumping all the way to third place in 2015's top 20 player of the year ranking.

“There are a lot of factors and a lot of people who deserve credit for the way we developed as players but also as individuals. karrigan’s role should not be underestimated, and he gave me a lot. His passion and sense of the game at that time was something that affected everybody he played with, and it certainly gave us more room to do what we do best. That being said, both dupreeh and I were at a stage in our development where we constantly kept on pushing ourselves. No doubt we have a special connection and common feel for the game, and I am not sure I’d be the same player without Peter beside me at an early age. But again, there are many people who could be on that list…”

Another new year brought another set of challenges and device was thrown a curveball in 2016 when René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg was removed from the lineup of the newly minted Astralis. As a lurker who sometimes picked up the AWP, device was now thrust into the role full-time, which required a period of adaptation and refinement to a new set of skills as he became the team’s main sniper when they signed another rifler, Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye. Astralis’ struggles became apparent as they dipped well below what was expected of them after breaking out as a world-class team and another change was made when Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander took over the in-game leadership from karrigan, helping the squad make second place at ELEAGUE Season 2 and lift their only trophy of the year in Anaheim at the ECS Season 2 Finals. Despite Astralis' shaky results in 2016, device showed he was up to the task and that he could be a superstar with the AWP as well as with rifles as he finished every tournament with +1 ratings to earn another third place in an HLTV top 20 ranking.

device finished in third place on the top 20 ranking in both 2015 and 2016

The addition of gla1ve straightened Astralis back out and they carried their good form into the new year, winning the ELEAGUE Major in Atlanta and IEM Katowice 2017, but device would once again have to jump over a hurdle when diagnosed with a hiatal hernia—a stress-induced condition in the stomach causing severe acid reflux—that demanded immediate attention. Astralis didn’t win anything other than the $250,000 Clash for Cash showmatch put on by ELEAGUE until the end of the year and had to play several events with stand-ins as device took a leave of absence to get his health back in order ahead of 2018. Despite the obstacles, device had solid numbers throughout the year, with the exception of his last event, IEM Oakland, where he had to be rushed to the hospital, and was named the fifth-best player of 2017.

device was able to return to the servers promptly in 2018 and went on a historic year-long run with Astralis, who brought in Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif after flunking out of ELEAGUE Major Boston. They won ten tournaments, including the FACEIT Major and four ntel Grand Slam eligible events (DreamHack Masters Marseille, ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, IEM Chicago and ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals) to secure the $1 million prize. Astralis changed the meta inside and outside the server that year, with RFRSH pouring more and more resources into a team that was revolutionizing the way the game is played. But even with seven MVPs under his belt, including one at the FACEIT Major, and a 1.24 LAN rating, device still finished second in that year's top 20 ranking as the top honour went to Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev after the Ukrainian hit peak levels never witnessed before.

“You can’t fully comprehend what you’re a part of while you’re in it. I don’t really focus on what I’ve achieved that way or the magnitude of what I and we do. That might all come later, I guess. What I do know is how much I hated not being a part of the team in late ‘18, when I was out for a period of time. I know how much it means to me to contribute and to help my teammates, and that feeling might have been amplified by not being there for what felt like forever. It did give me an opportunity to appreciate other things in life, though, and I think it’s something that we have developed on the team as well. The mental balance, the ability to focus on other things in life and be there for the people who are close to you. It also adds to your hunger when you are back with the boys.”

Denmarkdevice
2019 LAN tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
iBP Masters 2019
(2nd)
1.14 (4th, -2%) 78.3 0.72 0.64 1.14 75.9%
IEM Katowice 2019
(1st)
1.32 (1st, +6%) 82.3 0.82 0.54 1.40 75.5% EVP
BLAST São Paulo
(1st)
1.35 (1st, +18%) 88.1 0.86 0.56 1.47 70.4% MVP
BLAST Miami
(4th)
0.94 (5th, -5%) 64.6 0.57 0.65 0.93 66.9%
BLAST Madrid
(2nd)
1.23 (1st, +11%) 80.0 0.74 0.58 1.25 75.8% EVP
ECS S7 Finals
(5-6th)
1.37 (1st, +20%) 92.5 0.85 0.56 1.27 79.5% EVP
EPL S9 Finals
(5-6th)
1.25 (1st, +13%) 87.6 0.82 0.66 1.34 71.9% EVP
ESL One Cologne
(3-4th)
1.13 (4th, -3%) 75.6 0.66 0.62 1.22 73.1%
StarLadder Major
(1st)
1.26 (1st, +13%) 83.5 0.82 0.61 1.37 70.4% MVP
ESL One NY 2019
(2nd)
1.08 (2nd, +1%) 74.0 0.68 0.63 1.13 66.4%
DH Masters Malmö 2019
(3-4th)
1.42 (1st, +29%) 92.5 0.91 0.56 1.63 72.7% EVP
BLAST Copenhagen
(4th)
1.19 (1st, +17%) 93.8 0.81 0.72 1.43 67.2%
IEM Beijing
(1st)
1.43 (2nd, +8%) 89.3 0.90 0.54 1.56 77.0% EVP
ECS S8 Finals
(1st)
1.27 (1st, +9%) 82.6 0.79 0.57 1.25 75.2% MVP
EPL S10 Finals
(3-4th)
1.05 (3rd, -1%) 67.6 0.65 0.64 1.04 71.5%
BLAST Global Final
(1st)
1.20 (3rd, +2%) 82.3 0.77 0.63 1.34 70.6% EVP
5%+ above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

“First of all, all teams and players take inspiration from others. It’s not a one way street, where everybody’s copying us or trying to figure us out. We constantly get inspired by other teams and my way of playing is certainly also inspired by some of the great players out there. That being said, there is no doubt that our results and the fact that we talk openly about how we work with performance inside and outside the game means that a lot of teams, organizations and players look at how we do things. That’s cool. It keeps us on edge and helps us to keep pushing."

Astralis attended iBUYPOWERS Masters 2019, a turbulent event that kicked the year off ahead of the IEM Katowice Major. The Danes were upset by Liquid at the event in Los Angeles for the first time after having dominated them during the whole of 2018, but not much was made of the Medium Event as the first Major of 2019 was right around the corner. device earned his first EVP and was fourth in the running for MVP in Katowice, where he ended with a 1.32 rating, a 1.40 impact and a 75.5% KAST in his team’s first-place run. It looked like the Danes were on track to repeat 2018 all over again as they dropped only one map during the whole tournament in Poland, crushing all opposition in the playoffs.

BLAST Pro Series São Paulo came next and Astralis lifted another trophy after taking revenge against Liquid in the grand final. The Danes once again showed their superiority, dropping but one map at the event, and device was granted his first MVP of the year thanks to a 1.35 rating and 1.47 impact rating. Another BLAST Pro Series event followed, this time in Miami, but the commanding team seen in 2018 and at the first Big Events of 2019 was nowhere to be found. Astralis lost three out of the five group stage best-of-ones and were out of the event, the only one in 2019 which device ended in the red (0.94). The third in a succession of BLAST Pro Series events ensued when the team traveled to Madrid after securing a spot at the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals. Astralis managed to make the final in the Spanish capital, where device earned an EVP mention thanks to a 1.23 rating, but they faltered in the two-map grand final against ENCE.

“[Miami was the most challenging moment of 2019], we were simply tired and it was an awful feeling. We were completely drained as a team and as players, and I started caring less. I think it was the same for all players, but we dealt with it as a team and with the amazing support from the people around us."

Astralis returned to more classical tournament structures at ECS and ESL’s flagship events, the ECS Season 7 Finals and the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, before ending the first half of the year at ESL One Cologne. The Danes struggled to find their old form, however, as FURIA ended their run in the ECS group stage, with wins in the opener and decider, while Liquid, who by then were hogging the spotlight, took them out in the quarter-finals at the EPL finals in France. At ESL One Cologne it was Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut and company who ended Astralis' run in the semi-finals. device had particularly good numbers in London, scoring a 1.37 rating and 92.5 ADR, followed by a 1.25 rating in Montpellier and 1.13 in Cologne—the latter being the only one of the three where he wasn't named an EVP.

"[The last tournaments before the break were] the same as with Miami, we needed to recharge, refocus and get a healthy approach to everything. It’s extremely tough to keep on developing, keep the motivation and hunger at 100 percent when you’ve been there for a while. All of a sudden a loss in a final is called a failure even though you beat every opponent but one, and when you get to a point where you are not at 100%, there are so many great teams out there ready to take your spot. We are here for the long run, and if we need to change something to stay on top—or to get back—we will."

After the summer break, Astralis came back in full force at the StarLadder Major in Berlin. Despite losing a group stage match to NRG, the Danes went on a tear in the playoffs and didn’t drop a single map en route to the title, beating every team they came across, including then-No.1 Liquid, in convincing fashion. With a year-high seven 1vsX situations won, 1.26 rating (1.47 in the playoffs), 83.3 ADR and 1.37 impact, device was awarded the MVP medal of the tournament.

“We gave ourselves room and re-focussed as a team with the organization around us. We talk about it a lot, but I honestly do believe we have the strongest foundation of any Counter-Strike organisation or any esports organization in general. It would have been so much harder to make the right decisions and to get back on top if we had to do it alone.

“[Skipping events at the beginning of the year] is the main reason for us coming back in full force, and it was the healthy choice for everybody on the team."

Following the Major win Astralis traveled to Brooklyn for ESL One New York, where they reached the final, once again beating Liquid, before losing to a burgeoning Evil Geniuses, the team that had beaten them at the Major while still under NRG. device had a discreet 1.08 rating and his only negative playoff rating of the year, 0.93. DreamHack Masters Malmö followed straight after, with the team leaving New York the night of the final to make it in time to play in Sweden, where they finished in 3-4th place losing to the eventual champions, fnatic. device had his second-highest tournament rating of the year (1.42), a 92.5 ADR and a 1.63 impact to earn another EVP mention.

BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen then rolled around, an elusive tournament for the Danes, who had failed to make the final in the previous two years. In 2019 it was no different as losses to FaZe and NiP, and a tie against Natus Vincere forced the Danes to watch from the sidelines as the grand final was played in front of their own fans. On an individual level, device had his highest ADR of the year, just shy of 94, and a solid 1.19 rating.

device had a standout performance at IEM Beijing despite not winning the MVP

After their fourth and last regular BLAST Pro Series stop of the year came IEM Beijing, Astralis’ first tournament on Chinese soil. Entering the final sprint of the year, the Danes once again kicked it into top gear and came out on top. device had his highest rating of the year in Beijing, 1.43, in addition to an 89.3 ADR and a 1.56 impact rating, but he had to settle for an EVP as gla1ve bagged the MVP award. Astralis followed their victory up with another trophy, this time in Arlington, Texas, at the ECS Season 8 Finals. They beat fnatic, Evil Geniuses and Liquid on their way to the title, with device winning his third - and last MVP - medal of 2019 after posting a 1.27 rating and a 0.79 KPR, keeping his perfect streak of MVP honours from the ECS tournaments won by his team.

Astralis then won their group at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals with another victory over Liquid that cemented their status as the best team in the world. The Danish squad slipped against a rising mousesports in the semi-final, however, and device ended the tournament with a 1.05 rating and 67.6 ADR, his lowest numbers since Miami. Astralis went on to close the year out in fashion, winning the BLAST Pro Series Global Finals in Bahrain with two series wins against Liquid and one against NiP, never dropping a map. Fourth in the MVP race with a 1.20 rating, device was given his seventh and last EVP mention of the year.

"We have a solid organization around us that keep on promoting new ways to support our development as a team and as individuals. 2019 was probably the year in which we got the most heat for doing things differently when we started prioritizing tournaments hard. It was something we knew we would be doing but fatigue and lack of results meant we had to find a new way to re-energize. We took a lot of heat, which is what it is, but in the end we saw other teams doing the same and ultimately I think it contributed to a renewed focus on health and stress among players. If we have something to do with that, I’m pretty happy about it.

"If new formats give more structure and time for teams to prepare and plan, it is all good. Everything new can be seen as a test, but once a decision is made in regards to a tournament, our job is to focus on how we get the best out of it. More structure would be healthy."

Why was device the 3rd best player of 2019?

Just like the other members of this year's 'big four club', made up of the four players who were a level above everyone else in 2019, device was incredibly consistent and had remarkable peaks and a great impact inside the server. His overall fragging (0.77 KPR, fifth-highest) and ability to get multi-kills (19.5% of rounds, sixth-best) were excellent, but what really made him stand out as an impactful player (1.29 Impact, the fourth-best) was his opening duel prowess: he boasted the fifth-highest opening kills ratio (0.13 per round) and the fourth-highest success rate (61.5%). device was also one of the hardest players to kill with 0.60 deaths per round, the eighth-lowest overall. All of that helped him average a 1.22 rating in 2019 —the third highest in the world.

device had two EVPs and an MVP in the last four events of the year

More importantly, those great numbers were a result of standout performances at some of the biggest tournaments on the calendar. He won an MVP medal at the StarLadder Berlin Major and was also in the running at IEM Katowice. He collected two more MVP awards at BLAST Pro Series São Paulo and ECS Season 8 Finals, which increased his career tally to 15, the most of all players, and had strong EVP performances at IEM Beijing, DreamHack Masters Malmö and BLAST Pro Series Global Final.

Although device did have a few events where he was less successful in big matches, he made up for it at other times, eventually averaging a 1.19 rating in big event playoffs (fourth-highest), which increased to 1.23 in the grand finals (second-best). A poor display at BLAST Pro Series Miami was a small stain on his 2019 résumé, but even with that accounted for, he was one of the most consistent players, ending the year with 78.2% of maps with above-average ratings (fourth-most) and with at the very least a Valuable Player selection at 14 of his 15 events. All of that put him in contention for the very top spot, but two other players were even slightly more impressive.

Bold prediction:

device joins top 20 freshman Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin in picking NiP’s Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora as his bold prediction of a young or lesser-known player who will be in next year’s top 20 ranking, praising the Swede's great mind for the game and aim.

Sweden Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora

"He’s a great player with a great mind and aim. I’m sure both he and the NiP guys are going to do well this year."

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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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
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
706
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1423
KPR:
0.71
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
Denmark Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
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
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
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
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
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1711
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
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
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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Ukraine Ko3aK
dev3ce as expected
2020-01-18 20:00
S1mple deserves #3!
2020-01-18 20:00
#156
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Czech Republic Xedys
He deserves #2 because he got it
2020-01-18 20:01
#332
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Lithuania aikaz45
Thats not how it works. Just because someone got it doesnt mean they deserve it.
2020-01-18 20:11
+1, Device should be #2
2020-01-18 20:02
Device Zywoo S1mple I guessed :/
2020-01-18 20:12
Nah Zywoo has been on another level he's basically the whole team but Device should definitely be 2nd over S1mple
2020-01-18 22:40
It's individual rankings!!! So stats matter!!!
2020-01-19 02:51
They are idiots, they cannot understand that these stats about individual play, in my opinion s1mple still #1 but he played less than zywoo, so according it zywoo #1 for now
2020-01-19 21:28
He is!!!!
2020-01-20 04:39
Agreed
2020-01-20 00:58
Zywoo should be #1, but Device deserved #2
2020-01-19 01:18
rlly s0mple must be 3rd
2020-01-18 20:31
#112
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Spain Zhalos
HAHA DEVIC3 LMFAOOOO
2020-01-18 20:00
YES
2020-01-18 20:00
WOOOOOW BEST THING OF THE DAY
2020-01-18 20:20
s1mple top 2 expected
2020-01-18 20:00
Wtf is this? How s1mple will be second?
2020-01-18 20:01
#190
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Ukraine Ko3aK
better individual, team achievments doesn't matter
2020-01-18 20:02
How so? S1mple was better than Coldzera , but cold was #1 twice because his team performed better at that time. F-ing double standards or what?
2020-01-18 20:35
#512
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Ukraine Ko3aK
idk but maybe priorities changed since 2017
2020-01-18 20:44
#706
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Russia SergioZ14
S1mple was better cold? Whats wrong with u? R u blind?
2020-01-18 22:06
"S1mple WAS better than Cold in 2016 and 2017" What? hahaha I'm sure you've watching CSGO pro scene since 2018 at last.
2020-01-19 00:54
And , i see only madapes arguing how coldzer0 was better , lul
2020-01-19 12:39
No he wasn't, just look at stats back then hahahaha
2020-01-19 01:51
#995
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Brazil Ferba
S1mple in 2k17 omegalul S1mple in 2k16 double omegalul
2020-01-19 02:49
Wtf s1mple 2018 the best player in the all cs go scene time cold 2016-17 definetly loose
2020-01-19 11:04
Indeed S1mple was number 1 in 2018 but I'm saying that 2016 and 2017 S1mple was nowhere near 2018 S1mple. He improved a lot, do u understand?
2020-01-19 18:09
Coldzer0 was never better than s1mple individually. He had better team and better results. Its a team game , not 1v1 party. And Device , yes some of us are pissed because he's #3 but not 1 or 2 , but its HIS own fault. He had to perform well last 3 events but he f*cked up.
2020-01-20 01:41
ok, you can check by yourself: top 20 is about individual stats dude, that's what we are all talking about 2016: hltv.org/news/19662/top-20-players-of-20.. hltv.org/news/19642/top-20-players-of-20.. 2017: hltv.org/news/22516/top-20-players-of-20.. hltv.org/news/22421/top-20-players-of-20..
2020-01-21 00:51
Indeed, double standards.
2020-01-20 00:59
#298
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Ukraine Ko3aK
oh wtf i thought you wrote device. Than you just flattered
2020-01-18 20:08
Simple should've been #4 really i dont understand this
2020-01-18 20:04
#265
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Ukraine Ko3aK
He has pretty similar individual stats to elige, but dev3ce won 2 majors and 1 of them mvp, that's why he got 3rd place
2020-01-18 20:06
Simple literally didn't exist in big events vs top5 teams and he gets #2 elige and device are robbed
2020-01-18 20:10
#339
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Lithuania aikaz45
+1
2020-01-18 20:12
+1
2020-01-18 20:18
+1
2020-01-18 20:31
+1
2020-01-18 20:36
Absolutely... what a *flippin* joke , YIKES. Double standards.
2020-01-18 20:36
#506
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Hungary Glng
+1
2020-01-18 20:42
#564
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Portugal xxxruixxx
+1. I am Lolling at how retarded is to have dev1ce behind s1mple this year... Navi’s CEO must’ve paid well to the HLTV owners. There’’s no other possible explanation..
2020-01-18 20:59
+1
2020-01-18 21:08
+1
2020-01-18 22:37
This! Well explained!
2020-01-18 22:43
+1
2020-01-18 23:13
+1
2020-01-18 23:20
#852
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New Zealand rOtten_97
+1
2020-01-18 23:42
#1089
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Brazil cadik
+1000
2020-01-19 05:52
+1 HLTV is afraid of toxic s0mple dick riders
2020-01-19 12:04
#1194
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Denmark Blasster
+1
2020-01-19 13:08
+1
2020-01-18 20:09
Blast miami and epl cost him
2020-01-18 20:16
Its funny because vitality didnt even get past the qualifier and navi has sjat the bed All year
2020-01-18 20:49
+1
2020-01-18 20:40
+1
2020-01-18 20:44
Device > S1mple, HLTV is a joke
2020-01-18 21:07
#1116
 | 
Europe N3sHie1k
Only in your dreams
2020-01-19 07:22
lol no even EliGE should be placed higher than s1mple
2020-01-20 19:02
:DDD
2020-01-18 21:50
Ogo ti kozak konechno
2020-01-19 14:15
#1242
 | 
Ukraine Ko3aK
nu a ti chto dumal
2020-01-19 15:49
#1278
 | 
Germany Ieftist
+1
2020-01-19 17:58
overrated
2020-01-18 20:00
exptected ez top1 for s1mple LUL
2020-01-18 20:05
KEKW
2020-01-18 20:15
The top 1 was between ZywOo and dev1ce. So now we are sure it's ZywOo. S1mple has no chance to be top 1 this year
2020-01-18 20:48
If top 1 was between zywoo and dev1ce, why is dev1ce 3rd?
2020-01-18 20:53
dont do him like that 😎😎
2020-01-18 21:17
It's because if you look hltv stats, ZywOo is better than s1mple. The only thing we didn't know is if the team achievement were enough to put dev1ce in front of ZywOo. But as we can see it's not enough, so ZywOo is #1 100% sure
2020-01-18 22:43
#1120
 | 
Europe N3sHie1k
Zywho has 0.01-0.02 better stats, but if you look at the major performance you will cry me river
2020-01-19 07:24
If you look at the Major performance dev1ce is #1, so sorry but as we can see he's #3. So ZywOo #1 for sure
2020-01-19 11:32
True zywoo is #1 for certain. If zywoo is not #1....... HLTV ranking would show true colors too much. They already robbed device and eliege by putting simple above. so they showed the colors but subtle.
2020-01-20 01:03
#698
 | 
Denmark Azyyy
simple has won nothing and not even best stats so how could he possibly be top 1 LOL
2020-01-18 21:55
2020-01-19 12:04
Take only the Big events and here we are. hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2019-01..
2020-01-20 11:25
#1427
 | 
Denmark Azyyy
"all maps" lol
2020-01-25 16:43
Why would I even remove maps wtf?? Device's just worse admit it
2020-01-25 21:20
#1431
 | 
Denmark Azyyy
never said he was better lol youre just delusional if you think s1mple deserves top 1 more that zywoo this year
2020-01-26 12:58
underrated
2020-01-18 20:06
#353
 | 
Lithuania aikaz45
I really am starting to think hes underrated just because there is so much hate for him.
2020-01-18 20:13
Because he's not "enjoyable" to watch like s1mple and zywoo. He dont take as much risks and make flashy plays. :/ But definitely had better year than S1mple , lmao. Had to be either #1 or 2. Even Zywoo said it.
2020-01-18 20:38
+1
2020-01-18 20:48
That's part of why I find him enjoyable. He makes some of the most sound decisions in-game rather than relying heavily on skill. Guy's probably the overall best CS:GO player when you consider he's been Top 5 for so long.
2020-01-18 21:42
Lol s1mple 2016 top 4 , 17 top 8 , 18 top 1 , 19 top 2
2020-01-19 11:10
Lol 2 of those years device was higher and 2 of those years he was 1 place lower and 2 of those years s1mple wasn't on the list at all (and this year s1mple clearly didn't deserve Top 2). Logic. 3 in 19, 2 in 18, 3 in 17, 3 in 16, 5 in 15, 20 in 14 s1mple wasn't even close.
2020-01-19 15:16
True, Style is a choice why would it matter for rankings? HLTV player rankings is Biased fan based bullshit if you ask me. Im glad they at least do the team rankings right since they are most important. but then again I would say fnatic did better then mouzsports in 2019. Its a joke that fnatic is not #3 over mouz. Just because mous lurked during the year and made a good end sprint doesnt justify the rank jump they made. #5 EG / Vitality #4 for mousports would of been deserved. #3 fnatic #2 liquid probably still #1 Astralis Although I believe mouz will do great this year 2020 thats not 2019!
2020-01-20 01:11
I agree. There's a lot of situations where the rankings don't always seem balanced. They'll rate a player/team higher for one set of reasons, while not doing the same for another. They have gotten better about it, granted, but it's still an issue. I also believe fnatic are a better team than mouz currently. I do think the rankings will be more sound shortly, though, once the competitions start back. My guess is we'll see Astralis/Liquid again, with fnatic/mouz pulling close.
2020-01-20 01:11
#1291
 | 
Lithuania aikaz45
flashy plays are fun... but doing your best to win the game is more skillful. thats why organisations that rely on one or two great players fall short. they think whenever the main players die its a lost round. while device can go high and low whenever is necessary, in my opinion that takes more skill than just playing like you are on matchmaking
2020-01-19 18:30
+1
2020-01-18 20:44
where's your flag?
2020-01-18 21:54
#1279
 | 
Germany Ieftist
+1
2020-01-19 17:58
lul
2020-01-18 20:00
Will s0mple ever win a major?
2020-01-18 20:00
Nope
2020-01-18 20:00
toxic kids never wins a major
2020-01-18 20:02
LdLC and Envyus: am I a joke to you?
2020-01-18 20:05
but stewie won
2020-01-18 21:10
stewie won, fnatic won multiple, what is your point again?
2020-01-18 22:08
#855
 | 
New Zealand rOtten_97
Fnatic weren't toxic, their fans were. I know you'll say JW was toxic. That was just banter. Stewie acts kinda dumb to be honest, but that is also banter
2020-01-18 23:46
youtube.com/watch?v=HjLHduTNxlQ fnatic isn't toxic i guess
2020-01-18 23:54
#873
 | 
New Zealand rOtten_97
Lmao I knew you were gonna bring this up. Cmon, this was in 2013 when the game was literally nothing, no one gave a fuck at the time. Prize money was 5x lower than todays t2 tournaments. If you do this today you will have consequences like getting kicked, receiving less money, or even getting banned from an event. Not everyone in fnatic was toxic, flusha didn't say a word Also, MODDII never won a major
2020-01-19 00:13
So you admit they were toxic? Im not talking about MODDII or today, but they were toxic and they won multiple majors. Also this incident was 2 months before they won their first major.
2020-01-19 00:18
so nip is not dumb af for asking ot to be played a second time cuz they are dumb and can't read numbers? well done to fnatic, i would be pissed off too
2020-01-19 16:36
#260
 | 
Poland Hanse
Negative
2020-01-18 20:05
you dont need a major to be better than D3vic3 lol
2020-01-18 20:07
No
2020-01-18 20:17
cry xD
2020-01-18 20:44
yes, Navi will take one this year, if they replace Guardian
2020-01-18 21:47
Never
2020-01-18 22:57
n1
2020-01-18 20:00
S1mple deserves #3!
2020-01-18 20:00
s1mple always deserve #1
2020-01-18 20:12
+1
2020-01-18 20:18
sorry but you are delusional if he deserves #1 this year when zywoo did so much more and had better stats while his team had terrible stats
2020-01-18 20:39
+1
2020-01-18 20:45
+1
2020-01-19 01:38
#874
 | 
New Zealand rOtten_97
+1
2020-01-19 00:15
#9
 | 
Spain Zhalos
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA D3VV3
2020-01-18 20:00
#10
 | 
Greece sifounasGG
dev3ce
2020-01-18 20:00
congratulations dev1ce !
2020-01-18 20:00
device top3? ahahah cry is free
2020-01-18 20:00
#15
 | 
Slovenia glace_cs
deserved
2020-01-18 20:00
OK
2020-01-18 20:00
S1MPLE
2020-01-18 20:00
S2MPLE
2020-01-18 20:28
Very insane player! Best of Luck in the future!
2020-01-18 20:00
Nice!
2020-01-18 20:00
#23
 | 
Denmark idkwhoami
ez
2020-01-18 20:00
Device robbed, he was definitely better than s1mple in 2019. It's a team game!
2020-01-18 20:01
And it's an individual award
2020-01-18 20:07
+1
2020-01-18 20:28
+1
2020-01-18 20:51
#794
 | 
Bolivia Natusch
+1
2020-01-18 22:55
#1122
 | 
Vietnam h4gen
+1
2020-01-19 07:39
+1 lul get rekt stupid bullcheat
2020-01-19 22:01
#288
 | 
Bolivia Natusch
team achievements don't matter, s1mple was better individually than device and zywoo was better than both of them.
2020-01-18 20:07
+1
2020-01-18 20:19
+100
2020-01-18 20:28
+1000
2020-01-19 01:23
#330
 | 
CIS Akmalak
Are you stupid?
2020-01-18 20:11
idiot
2020-01-18 20:15
device always loose to simple, the best player in stats may not be in the best team, just play on tier1 scene, but i sad for device, he deserved it but not in personal stats.
2020-01-18 22:19
You see how play s1mple he play olnly for team resulsts if you can't understand this shut up . It's zywoo play alone like a s1mple solo moves in 2018
2020-01-19 10:57
Astralis > NaVi S1mple > Device.
2020-01-20 11:23
#25
 | 
Germany enzin
erster
2020-01-18 20:00
#28
 | 
Sweden wyv0
nioce
2020-01-18 20:00
#29
 | 
Denmark Jonasnhj
Bro, Dev1ce number 3??? This is rigged. He played better than S1mple for sure, and had a better year result whise in 2019
2020-01-18 20:02
#297
 | 
Finland veganisti
i dont like dev1ce or astralis but dev1ce deserved top 2 or 1
2020-01-18 20:08
#305
 | 
Denmark Jonasnhj
100% yeah, that was kinda fucked.
2020-01-18 20:09
#315
 | 
Finland veganisti
he had so much better year than s1mple
2020-01-18 20:09
D3v3c3
2020-01-18 20:12
definitely deserved top 2
2020-01-18 20:10
#323
 | 
United States WilsonDS
It's not about their teams results its about how good they are individually. It's not a best team of 2019 award its best player.
2020-01-18 20:10
+1 idk why people weigh team achievements so highly in ranking players. Lmao preposterous to say the least
2020-01-18 20:20
only when it is close achievements make a difference.
2020-01-18 21:16
#629
 | 
Poland Adisky
What is better? Getting 2 kills and winning round or losing a round and getting 3 exits?
2020-01-18 21:19
#1065
 | 
Ukraine ksay
only newfags would say so gtr #1 over flusha in 2014 even though flusha had better stats by far kenny only #6 2014/15 even though he had individual peak that almost no one achieved dev1ce had better stats than Guardian and Olof in 2015 and he had been put under them you see the pattern? i can't imagine this year it was rigged so much towards slightly better individual stats and s1mple > dev1ce. dev1ce won 2 majors and had plenty of MVPs. s1mple farmed shit teams in group stage and then lost the tournaments. fucking disgrace
2020-01-19 04:05
#1085
 | 
Europe Juuzou_
Whilst this is definitely true If you compare stats simple outclassed device over 2019..
2020-01-19 05:27
Stats are just part of it, check any sport you want and you will realize how much achievements make a difference on ranking players. Idk why people gets so heavily influenced by stats now on CS, HLTV rankings didn't work that way some years ago.
2020-01-19 16:21
#1301
 | 
Europe Juuzou_
Because that is the obvious only reason simple is above device..? HLTV literally only uses stats for these rankings.
2020-01-19 19:50
Dev1ce in another team would be a worse player. Also hltv is Danish so can't be rigged
2020-01-18 20:15
KEKW
2020-01-18 20:15
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Do you think this is funny? S1mple in his chair during FPL match: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahashahahahahahahahhahahahhahahaha
2020-01-18 21:14
#30
 | 
Bulgaria cuddleslut
Hahah i knew it, cry now device fanboys and s1mple haters
2020-01-18 20:00
+1111
2020-01-18 20:20
#31
 | 
Sweden Temp3sT_
ayy
2020-01-18 20:00
haha
2020-01-18 20:00
WHAT
2020-01-18 20:00
#34
valde | 
Denmark QBE_
Not expected
2020-01-18 20:00
#35
 | 
Germany demsotex
lol
2020-01-18 20:00
#36
 | 
Japan klim1256
Lol
2020-01-18 20:00
#37
 | 
Serbia nocturnSRB
NICE
2020-01-18 20:00
#38
 | 
Finland iBait
It's insane that he was even better than last year but still got out classed by two player. Truly the most competitive era in CSGO.
2020-01-18 20:00
+1
2020-01-18 20:08
He wasnt better than last year
2020-01-18 20:34
#529
 | 
Finland iBait
He was though. When you compare him in 2018 and 2019 he has almost the same rating in most categories except Major rating which was much higher in 2019.
2020-01-18 20:48
.02 diff
2020-01-18 20:49
#558
 | 
Finland iBait
2020-01-18 20:56
I was talking about overall rating
2020-01-18 21:05
less mvps for sure this year.
2020-01-18 21:38
“Competitive era” OMEGAULTRALUL
2020-01-18 22:03
#800
 | 
Finland iBait
Liquid had their mini era, EG became top 1, Mouz and Vitality are contending for trophies, NaVi is a roster move away from being good, lot of new teams and orgs coming to the scene etc...
2020-01-18 23:01
If TL had a mini era, then SK had a full-on era. But thing is... SK/LG never had an era. EG back to being inconsistent, mouz proved jackshit, Vitality is bad, superstar, a capable player and three washed up players. Nothing competitive here.
2020-01-18 23:48
#1125
 | 
Vietnam h4gen
-1
2020-01-19 07:53
He achieved way less than last year
2020-01-19 11:03
#1173
 | 
Finland iBait
Doesn't really matter.
2020-01-19 11:25
Wtf
2020-01-18 20:00
Deserved
2020-01-18 20:00
AHAHA
2020-01-18 20:00
WHAT
2020-01-18 20:00
#43
i am | 
Yugoslavia bleaq
wtf
2020-01-18 20:00
Nice
2020-01-18 20:00
#45
JoJo | 
Russia N1kDaN
good
2020-01-18 20:00
#46
 | 
Spain Torti
Gg
2020-01-18 20:00
#47
 | 
Canada Herodionus
F
2020-01-18 20:00
#49
s1mple | 
Russia JeeN
Expected
2020-01-18 20:00
Knew it
2020-01-18 20:00
OMGGGGG
2020-01-18 20:00
#52
 | 
Denmark rezhine
what?!
2020-01-18 20:00
gg
2020-01-18 20:00
#54
 | 
Argentina trackssZZZ
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA EZ4 S1MPLE
2020-01-18 20:00
expected
2020-01-18 20:00
#56
 | 
Brazil de_stroyed
Nice
2020-01-18 20:00
#57
 | 
North America Samalemor
undeserved
2020-01-18 20:00
Expected
2020-01-18 20:00
nice
2020-01-18 20:00
knew it
2020-01-18 20:00
no way
2020-01-18 20:00
unexpected
2020-01-18 20:00
#64
 | 
World 86pp
lol
2020-01-18 20:00
LMAOOO
2020-01-18 20:01
wtf
2020-01-18 20:00
expected
2020-01-18 20:00
#71
 | 
Faroe Islands Jones123
Should be #2
2020-01-18 20:00
DEVICE TOP 1 THEY SAID
2020-01-18 20:00
#73
 | 
United Kingdom TC10
um no but okay
2020-01-18 20:00
haha rip astralis fans
2020-01-18 20:00
OMG
2020-01-18 20:00
Should be p1mple
2020-01-18 20:00
#77
 | 
Indonesia Journeast
devveGod!
2020-01-18 20:00
#79
s1mple | 
India VAMc
S1MPLE#2
2020-01-18 20:00
HAHAHHA WHAT
2020-01-18 20:00
omggg
2020-01-18 20:00
nice
2020-01-18 20:00
#83
 | 
Europe sosiska228
deserved
2020-01-18 20:00
#85
 | 
Ukraine kalitajke
LOL
2020-01-18 20:00
fas
2020-01-18 20:00
Fk
2020-01-18 20:00
#88
 | 
Brazil goatzera
Not expected
2020-01-18 20:00
LOOOL
2020-01-18 20:00
#90
RpK | 
France pol44r
Should be #2
2020-01-18 20:00
#91
 | 
Brazil atapoxao
OOF
2020-01-18 20:00
robbed
2020-01-18 20:00
+1
2020-01-18 20:02
+2
2020-01-18 20:03
+99999
2020-01-18 22:19
KEKW
2020-01-18 20:00
HAHAHA
2020-01-18 20:00
Deserved
2020-01-18 20:00
#98
 | 
United States theory^
Cool
2020-01-18 20:00
Div3ce
2020-01-18 20:00
WHAT A SHAME
2020-01-18 20:00
#101
JW | 
Sweden Hasklon
hahaha W T F D3vice
2020-01-18 20:00
ez 4 s1mple
2020-01-18 20:00
WTF?
2020-01-18 20:00
#105
 | 
Poland Splyfee
expected
2020-01-18 20:00
#106
 | 
Albania yapurnul
it has to be s3mple
2020-01-18 20:00
LMAO kkk
2020-01-18 20:00
Deserved 1
2020-01-18 20:00
#113
 | 
Netherlands Iceyy12
dude what, give him 1st place ffs
2020-01-18 20:00
Seriously?
2020-01-18 20:00
LET'S GO S1MPLE AND ZYWOO <3
2020-01-18 20:00
ASHAHAHAHHAHA
2020-01-18 20:00
EZ4S1
2020-01-18 20:00
Shouls be s1mple
2020-01-18 20:00
Omg look not s1mple
2020-01-18 20:00
WoW unexpected
2020-01-18 20:00
#122
 | 
Denmark r0zen^_^
Robbed!
2020-01-18 20:00
+1
2020-01-18 20:01
Deserved the top 1 Sad
2020-01-18 20:00
lmao no
2020-01-18 20:01
Botvic3
2020-01-18 20:00
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
2020-01-18 20:00
#127
 | 
Europe Werner9
What?
2020-01-18 20:00
#128
 | 
Japan Amatsuk1
ok
2020-01-18 20:00
s1mple haters triggered
2020-01-18 20:00
+1
2020-01-18 20:02
+11
2020-01-18 20:22
4>2
2020-01-18 20:00
why is s1mple 2nd???
2020-01-18 20:00
Coz he was better?? Duh?
2020-01-18 20:22
he was not
2020-01-18 20:39
Name checks out
2020-01-19 01:39
Delusional and ignorant
2020-01-19 12:34
thought it was simple
2020-01-18 20:00
rekt
2020-01-18 20:00
NOT DESERVED S0MPLE NOOB
2020-01-18 20:00
wtf
2020-01-18 20:00
expected this
2020-01-18 20:00
#139
 | 
Sweden wyv0
s1mple #1
2020-01-18 20:00
LOOOOOLLL
2020-01-18 20:01
expected
2020-01-18 20:01
top 1 s1mple is not s1mple lol
2020-01-18 20:01
nice
2020-01-18 20:01
#147
 | 
United Kingdom Megamo10
HAHAHAHHA KNEW IT
2020-01-18 20:01
hahahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa whooooooooooooooooooot
2020-01-18 20:01
#149
 | 
Lithuania LTComedy
so wrong!
2020-01-18 20:01
Bruh. S1mple is so fucking shit
2020-01-18 20:01
unexpected
2020-01-18 20:01
My pick ... Fuck xdd Soo Simple 2 and ZYWOOOO #1 CONFIRMED
2020-01-18 20:01
s1mple 2 zywhoo 1
2020-01-18 20:01
WTF WHAT S0MPLE #2 XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2020-01-18 20:01
#162
 | 
Brazil Capi___
WTF HAHAHAHAHAH
2020-01-18 20:01
nice
2020-01-18 20:01
WTF
2020-01-18 20:01
Lool
2020-01-18 20:01
unexpexct af
2020-01-18 20:01
#171
 | 
Sweden Sexicano
WTF, how is s1mple not 3rd?
2020-01-18 20:01
#172
 | 
Russia Elvem
whyyyy?
2020-01-18 20:01
Tbh should be #1
2020-01-18 20:01
So Simple is second or first, wtf ?
2020-01-18 20:01
Hahahah
2020-01-18 20:01
should have been s1mple
2020-01-18 20:01
LOL
2020-01-18 20:01
#180
 | 
Russia Roneeee
LMAOOOO
2020-01-18 20:01
a minute ago 163 comments expected
2020-01-18 20:01
#1276
 | 
Ukraine edm1nN
s
2020-01-19 17:42
expected
2020-01-18 20:01
From dev2ce to to dev3ce KEKW
2020-01-18 20:02
#186
 | 
Turkey onuRRRR
LOOOOOOL WTF
2020-01-18 20:02
WHAT A SHAME THAT S1MPLE WILL BE HIGHER THAN HIM OMG
2020-01-18 20:02
Lol what?
2020-01-18 20:02
okay I did not expect this LOL
2020-01-18 20:02
Congratulations devic3 xaxaxaxax Just kidding , congratulations to him , probably should've been no.2 , but nevertheless I don't feel bad he's rich
2020-01-18 20:02
wtff ? simple is undeserved. it should have been the fourth
2020-01-18 20:02
#193
 | 
Denmark bzkry
Omegalul
2020-01-18 20:02
he deserved better
2020-01-18 20:02
should be higher then s0mple
2020-01-18 20:02
omegalul DEVICE(3)
2020-01-18 20:02
#203
 | 
Romania silksz12
HOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
2020-01-18 20:02
#204
 | 
Finland Qurko
WTF??????? :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
2020-01-18 20:02
Expected.... HLTV only watching stats....
2020-01-18 20:02
LOOOOOOOL UNREAL KEK
2020-01-18 20:02
Expected. Devic3
2020-01-18 20:02
EXPECTED
2020-01-18 20:02
#214
 | 
Russia Evitte
nice
2020-01-18 20:02
#216
 | 
Brazil ferNaN1
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-01-18 20:02
WHAT A ROBBERY
2020-01-18 20:03
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHa
2020-01-18 20:03
#220
 | 
Turkey PhauX
what
2020-01-18 20:03
F in the chat bois
2020-01-18 20:03
D E S E R V E D Actually if I was the hltv guy I'd put him in 7th or something
2020-01-18 20:03
#224
 | 
Turkey qmsnn
He is best player but of the best team.
2020-01-18 20:03
DEV3CE XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2020-01-18 20:03
Lol wtf. Simple didn't win anything and top2? That's fucking disgusting
2020-01-18 20:03
Winning is least important for hltv player rankings so, there's that
2020-01-18 20:09
You can't be a good cs player if you win 0 trophies
2020-01-18 20:26
What???....okay. Tournaments are won by team efforts not a single player
2020-01-18 20:28
#227
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Russia sasha1608
He deserved to be top1 but this top is just so unfair
2020-01-18 20:03
EZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
2020-01-18 20:03
#231
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Russia Xtinger
2nd s1mple 1st ZywOo
2020-01-18 20:03
Device >s0mple Top 20 2019 fucking joke
2020-01-18 20:03
Based on individual performance
2020-01-19 02:47
unexpected, s1mple should’ve been 3rd
2020-01-18 20:03
#235
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Latvia rodzh
F
2020-01-18 20:03
No fucking way.
2020-01-18 20:03
Wait what ??
2020-01-18 20:04
#240
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Norway Napapijri
BOOM. hahahahahaha thats awesome , hltv, i'm so happy well deserved hahahahhahahahahha
2020-01-18 20:05
EZ ZYWOO #1 EZ SIMPLE #2
2020-01-18 20:04
this ranking is utter bullshit . Winning almost everything and being the most important and stable guy on a worldclass team, will always make your stats lower.
2020-01-18 20:04
#262
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Argentina Konigmdq
no cry bro
2020-01-18 20:06
#546
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United States Frotha
Winning almost everything makes your stats higher
2020-01-18 20:53
Nope .. playing with noobs as RPK, Alex, Shox, Apex, Flamie, Guardian and boombl4, makes your stat incredible. Look at zywhoo and games Vitality are losing.
2020-01-18 21:06
#615
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United States Frotha
I see your point
2020-01-18 21:14
i predicted this shit will happen... when last year simple got the #1. it is finally individual ranking and simple have 1.3 rating this year while device have 1.22... "team simple and electronic with 3 bots" and "team zywoo with 4 bots" are absolutely undeserved this year however hltv really ignores the achievement when the stats difference is there. tbh i think that device should be at least #2 and elige should be #3, u know, simple even dont have a mvp... as for zywoo he absolutely deserved #1 as he have over 1.3 rating and 5 mvps, even 2 of them is caught by this player when the shitality lost... i think this team and these 4 bots undeserved to have such a star, as even zywoo can perform soooo good and they even cant get over 2 championship of big events.(ecs 7 is not really "big"...)
2020-01-19 05:06
#245
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Greenland kinley377
ouch
2020-01-18 20:05
Can somebody tell me WTF is wrong with HLTV this year???????????
2020-01-18 20:05
#839
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United States Bochanka
Simple was 4th best player at BEST. EliGe and device had better years yet somehow hltv can’t get their heads off S1mples cuck
2020-01-18 23:32
It's based on individual performance tho
2020-01-19 02:48
Name doesn’t check out
2020-01-19 10:16
AHAHHAHAAHA
2020-01-18 20:05
#248
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France VeryG2Guy
Has to be 2sc
2020-01-18 20:05
#251
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Argentina Konigmdq
ez s1mple #1 zynoob #2 devic3
2020-01-18 20:05
last 2 better
2020-01-18 20:05
No way should be 2
2020-01-18 20:05
#254
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Denmark Howlite
Dev1ce overrated
2020-01-18 20:05
looooool s0mple should have been #3
2020-01-18 20:05
lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
2020-01-18 20:05
#258
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France Uexo
Yes DESERVED (even if i love him)
2020-01-18 20:05
Wtf how is dev1ce not n1?? 3 MVP...
2020-01-18 20:05
S1mple deserves #3
2020-01-18 20:06
#264
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Argentina EsnuP
ok, whats happening here?
2020-01-18 20:06
#266
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Denmark twinseN
Hahaha Hltv
2020-01-18 20:06
#267
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Europe Qaia
wtf
2020-01-18 20:06
what a joke
2020-01-18 20:06
s1mple #1 GGEZ
2020-01-18 20:06
+1
2020-01-18 20:08
Zywoo #2 confirmed
2020-01-18 20:06
#273
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Ukraine McSwell
Now imagine zywoo #2 and s1mple #1 AHAHAHA
2020-01-18 20:06
<3
2020-01-18 20:07
would be gr8
2020-01-18 20:07
/quit
2020-01-18 20:06
he deserves #2 tho
2020-01-18 20:07
interesting
2020-01-18 20:07
#281
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United States novascape
should be 1 or 2
2020-01-18 20:07
such a downgrade
2020-01-18 20:07
HAHAHAHHAHAHAA EXPECTED
2020-01-18 20:07
Not even close to reality, hltv garbage criteria. Lucas peludo
2020-01-18 20:07
#287
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Israel FRIsaac
wtf? hltv hello?
2020-01-18 20:07
device better than zywoo? or s1mple? no! he have better team...
2020-01-18 20:11
#362
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Israel FRIsaac
he is better
2020-01-18 20:14
s1mple beat device 1v1 lul
2020-01-18 20:30
#834
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United States Bochanka
And device won a major mvp... something S1mple hasn’t even won with a team... get a grip device CLEARLY had a better year then S1mple
2020-01-18 23:30
the s1mple idiots are just that, s1mple.. they dont understand the concept you're trying to convey
2020-01-19 11:58
How can device be better than simple in stats if simple and co. only played tier 2-3 teams and got knockout before reaching the playoffs. Ofc simple will have better stats in that regard coz he is playing with lesser maps farming stats on shitty teams meanwhile device played almost top tier teams. I can't argue on simple being better than device in skills but based on stats? Naaah man. Simple is just a statpadder like elec this year. Navi played shitty teams and won only one minor event. Simple 2018 is way way better thank he is in 2019.
2020-01-18 21:04
OMEN CHALLENGE - s1mple vs device - simple win - ez.
2020-01-18 21:06
As I have said, I can't argue on the fact that simple is better than devve in skills. But if you and your team only plays shitty teams most of the time ofc you can farm stats better than anyone. P.S. please learn how to read and understand.
2020-01-18 21:23
Ofc he has better team when he is the one doing them a better team? 10 iq
2020-01-18 23:36
bruh moment
2020-01-18 20:07
#291
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Canada Covahh
Device deserved #2 LMAO. rankings bad
2020-01-18 20:07
Statpadding in group stages against t3 > putting huge effort to win the major and taking the mvp Classic hltv biased af
2020-01-18 20:07
free stats against heroic > winning two majors in 2019 and being mvp in those
2020-01-18 20:10
Just like that ... Holy shit HLTV
2020-01-18 20:11
#293
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United States inflict
what???
2020-01-18 20:08
lost respect hltv
2020-01-18 20:08
AHAHAAHAHAHAHA
2020-01-18 20:08
#299
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
ROBBED
2020-01-18 20:08
sad day
2020-01-18 20:08
WOW
2020-01-18 20:09
This is so bullshit man
2020-01-18 20:09
unexpected
2020-01-18 20:09
#311
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Sweden Akoulad
ZYWHO HIGHER THAN DEVICE ? HAHAHAHAHHAH
2020-01-18 20:09
hahaha overrated
2020-01-18 20:09
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-01-18 20:09
#317
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United States girls
lmaooooooooo
2020-01-18 20:09
d3vice
2020-01-18 20:10
I'm dissapointed HLTV. Device AND Elige should have been ahead of Simple. The man who threw his teams best chance for a big event win in the latter half of the year attempting to knife Nitro. Elige and Device might not put up quite the same numbers but they certainly win a whole whole lot more and their numbers aren't that much worse. I think the thinking here is a little shaky.
2020-01-18 20:10
#357
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Ukraine McSwell
He wanted to knife nitro to bring a piece of a show into a game. Not only dull aiming with sg like Elige does all the time.
2020-01-18 20:14
Too bad Elige has more AK then Krieg kills in 2019 even. And by a wide margin. Otherwise that'd be a nice little burn.
2020-01-18 21:06
#322
tarik | 
Norway MD!
Hahahahahahahaha overrated
2020-01-18 20:10
#324
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Poland dreamShow
nice ranking hltv...
2020-01-18 20:10
Top 5 for 5 years in a row. So impressive!
2020-01-18 20:11
rofl what a big fucking joke of a list, knew it when elige was #4
2020-01-18 20:11
ez for zywooooo
2020-01-18 20:11
lmao dev1ce>s1mple this year
2020-01-18 20:11
With team , player vs player s1mple > device all time
2020-01-18 20:13
Danish site put device 3 OMEGALUL
2020-01-18 20:12
nice
2020-01-18 20:12
hltv the bottom is complete,your top is like a booze Vasya from my entrance says some shit.Kalichnye hltv minus respect, and before that it was not
2020-01-18 20:12
#346
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Finland Emvi
GOAT Csgo player right here.... Outrageous he didn't get 2nd though, what the f
2020-01-18 20:12
d3vv3... people really thought hes been better than s1mple LUL
2020-01-18 20:12
ACCURATE AF
2020-01-18 20:13
so s1mple did more than device? this makes no sense...
2020-01-18 20:13
idk, it's impossible to become top 1 for device:)
2020-01-18 20:13
#355
cyx | 
Germany KapioO
ahahah top3 ahahah, hltv n1 stat - this guy win major and mvp
2020-01-18 20:13
Ahahaahaha people said device 2
2020-01-18 20:13
#358
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Argentina XaiDN
i dont know
2020-01-18 20:14
#359
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World Beard43
Congrats! Well deserved and expected although I'm sure it was close between him and s1mple.
2020-01-18 20:14
this years ranking looks much more individually based rather than teams out of all the past years', i feel like device should have had 2nd though since its technically a team game
2020-01-18 20:14
and technically this is top20 players not top20 teams
2020-01-18 21:10
they might as well make the top20 purely out of ratings then, if thats the case
2020-01-18 22:21
exactly, Zywoo isn't just top 1 because of rating, he has 5 MVPs, and Device won 3 fucking MVPs in big events this year, simple has got one MVP and the least amount of EVPs out of the 3, a fucking joke
2020-01-19 01:24
p1mple isnt even in real top 5
2020-01-19 09:13
#361
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China withsn
top 20 player = top 20 rating rank?
2020-01-18 20:14
s0mple #2 0 big titles 2019 and #2 jesus.. what a shame HLTV
2020-01-18 20:14
#365
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Poland morosek
Hahahahhaha, mad devic3 fans come here
2020-01-18 20:14
robbed
2020-01-18 20:14
K E K W Nice ECOVICE never top 1
2020-01-18 20:15
Are you one of those kids who is always are jealous because your best friend is always get the nicest lady, and you always stand back and is ugly and pore in the same way, therefore you talk down to others. I think you still live at your mother's house, think you will always be a loser and will get an ugly woman,,,
2020-01-19 14:35
#372
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Russia ArtyoMM
Xaxaxaxaxaxaxxxaxaxxax
2020-01-18 20:15
Hello HLTV, s1mple played half of the events device attended this year and still you don't measure it to draw a proper ranking ? 13 Events for s1mple, including 4 BLAST, 1 useless lan (GG.BET with 4 teams and 3 tier3 teams), 1 StarSeries were they finished last, EPICENTER close to last and then only 3rd places with 1 title. So that's just 8 events were it mattered. I'm really surprised. Last year it was obvious he was undoubtedly 1st but this year being in front of device is a daylight robbery.
2020-01-18 20:15
Okay wtf?! HLTV what are u doing? S1mple won 1 tournament this year ?!?!? 111111?!?!?! Dev1ce won 6 tournaments, including both fucking majors. This is fucking ridicilous. S1mple got 1 MVPs this year and dev1ce got 3 MVPs. OMG this is such a joke
2020-01-18 20:15
yhea people keep talking about individual achievements but MVPs are individual achievements lmao and no you don't need to be in the winning team to get one, like s0.93mple in 2018, Zywoo won ESL One Cologne's MVP while losing in the final. So yhea Device isn't just winning because or with his team, he's consistently the best player of his team across the years, people who state 'meh it's because of his team" are plain retards. Device is top #2 in 2019 and Zywoo is top #1, simple is top #4 at best
2020-01-19 01:20
#378
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Asia ikraz
Top 20 rating what a joke lmao
2020-01-18 20:16
#463
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Germany Juliancjg
Flair checks out
2020-01-18 20:32
Flair checks out, ChoKo fan
2020-01-18 23:06
#379
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Finland subhumen
XAXAXAXAXAXAXXAXAXAXA
2020-01-18 20:16
#382
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Denmark Alphamon
Imagine ranking s1mple over device in 2019 OMEGALUL
2020-01-18 20:16
#383
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Poland sosiad
Worst 20 ever for sure
2020-01-18 20:16
only zywoo or s1mple probably
2020-01-18 20:16
wtf unexpected
2020-01-18 20:17
Ecovice. His skill is extremely exaggerated by his team.
2020-01-18 20:17
Zywoo #1 confirmed
2020-01-18 20:18
this is the first time I cannot agree with HLTV... device has played much more important matches, has attended much more finals and contributed much more than s1mple this year, even if its not about how many titles you've won, the importance of a won final should be considered as priority by all means, this was a robbery...
2020-01-18 20:22
stolen again lul.
2020-01-18 20:19
GOAT of csgo. He could have been #2 tbh.
2020-01-18 20:19
#401
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Poland Julka
Wtf hltv?
2020-01-18 20:19
Lol Gj s1mple <3
2020-01-18 20:20
#404
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Portugal Ames69
ROBBED
2020-01-18 20:20
#407
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Russia SaLL1()
AHAHHA. LOL... REALY S1MPLE TOP-2? Hltv, i love you
2020-01-18 20:20
comedy fiesta
2020-01-18 20:24
yhea hltv is just like the people that write on the forums... retards in a clown fiesta
2020-01-19 01:17
Unexpected. Deserved, because S1mple and ZywOo were both better, but still ...
2020-01-18 20:21
Perfect example of how people misunderstand the game/players. You don't have to go big when your team plays well. Device played into tournament grand finals/major finals, those frags matter more than group/playoffs. I think s1mple/zywoo fans are the people that play well in MM, get top fragger and believe they're the best. Well, its a team game. Being top fragger with a loss means nothing at the end of the day. Consistently clicking heads, getting MVPs and winning tournaments/winning majors trumps any other individual performance tbh.
2020-01-19 12:01
Yeah, Dev1ce is hugely important to his team despite not being nearly as good as ZywOo and S1mple. I definitely think he would deserve top 1 for 2019, but I guess the raw stats of ZywOo and S1mple still trump Dev1ce's achievements according to HTLV.
2020-01-19 18:31
#410
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CIS Akmalak
stupid, this is the rating of players and not teams. don't cry astralis fans axaxxaxaxaxaxxaxxaxa
2020-01-18 20:21
Ok, I thought S1mple deserved to be behind Elige, but this is getting absurd. Like, no, this is wrong. Device in my eyes is the 2nd best player of this year, closely in contention with top spot. HLTV or not.
2020-01-18 20:21
DESERVED HHAHAHAHA
2020-01-18 20:21
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-01-18 20:22
WTFFFFF S0MPLE????
2020-01-18 20:23
WTF so unexpected for me
2020-01-18 20:23
LULW
2020-01-18 20:24
#432
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Finland jUPPE!
There's no way simple was better than device last year.
2020-01-18 20:24
Hahahahaha YES Rating < Achievements
2020-01-18 20:25
This is a personal rating!
2020-01-18 20:38
Of course it is, what else would it be? lmao
2020-01-18 20:42
Yeah, that's fair placement. Individually: s1>dev3ce zywoo>dev3ce
2020-01-18 20:25
+1
2020-01-18 20:32
device robbed
2020-01-18 20:25
he robbed elige so no
2020-01-18 20:26
gla1ve top 2
2020-01-18 21:47
#438
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Pakistan LoOuU2
what the actual fuck ?
2020-01-18 20:26
#442
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Bulgaria goatse
devthrice
2020-01-18 20:27
wtf
2020-01-18 20:28
#449
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Brazil benchof
Hahahaha let's go s1mple so ezzzzzz Incoming s1mple top 1
2020-01-18 20:29
s1mple did fuck all this year for his team and gets #2...
2020-01-18 20:30
#455
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Turkey DebbSoray
unexpected.
2020-01-18 20:30
Yes sure 3rd 😂 has played 3 times the amount of matches Zywoo has Vs way higher tier teams
2020-01-18 20:31
Zywoo is the best player in 2019, doesn't change the fact that simple top 2 is undeserved so don't change the topic
2020-01-19 01:14
EXPECTED HAHAHHAHAHAHA
2020-01-18 20:31
#461
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo
HAHAAHAH there u go stupids toxics device fans Btw I believe that device could be 2# this year
2020-01-18 20:31
HAHAHA DEV2CE AGAIN LOWER THAN S1MPLE. HE WILL NEVER REACH HIM!
2020-01-18 20:31
Titles are with the team, not individual playing. s1mple better stats, s1mple better player! s2mple destroy dev3ce in 1 vs. 1: youtube.com/watch?v=r5hqg6Sjb8o And: Z1wOo nr.1!
2020-01-18 20:32
Dev1ce - 3mvp and 6 tournaments 1.22 rating S1mple - 1 MVP and 2 tournaments 1.30 rating Wassup hltv what's wrong with you
2020-01-18 20:33
yhea... device has more evps I'm pretty sure
2020-01-19 01:13
#469
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Philippines peczpecz1
2020-01-18 20:33
So this is 100% mean coldzera/KSCERATO more higher on HLTV rankers top20.
2020-01-18 20:33
Hahahah
2020-01-18 20:34
wait what??????????????
2020-01-18 20:33
#476
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United States Fr4nki3B
Should be number 2, I think his numbers, mvps and his help within the team to win both majors put him at #2, this has got to be a bait!
2020-01-18 20:34
robbed. device > s1mple in 2019 ... what a joke lmao !! s1mple had a terrible year
2020-01-18 20:34
woah woah woah. Let's not get ahead of ourselves and say he had a terrible year. He still pulled a 1.3 in big events with an mvp. His team was just meh and didnt play a lot. S1mple is still a monster, though I'd have given him #4 this year for his teams lack of play
2020-01-18 21:54
#481
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United States Frotha
Deserved
2020-01-18 20:35
#483
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Japan pawbeast
S1MPLE WILL BE TOP1 BEACOUSE HE HAD TO PLAY WITH LADISLAV SUKA KOVAC
2020-01-18 20:35
oh no hltv, the kids are throwing tantrum because they have a more in depth analysis than you have
2020-01-18 20:35
AHAHAAHHAHAHA WTF
2020-01-18 20:36
#489
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India _Jazz_
Haha... Knew it. s1mple's haters got rekt.
2020-01-18 20:37
HAHAHAHHAHA HLTV HAHAHAHA
2020-01-18 20:36
Unexpected tbh Considering his consistency and achievements throughout the year, including back 2 back majors and a major mvp, should've been at least top2, if not top1. Yes, rating-wise he's behind both ZywOo and s1mple, not by much though... on the other hand, achievement-wise he's way ahead.
2020-01-18 20:36
And on one hand.. achievements are teambased.
2020-01-18 23:02
dude with the most MVPs and 2 Majors in a year wont even get top 1 instead its going to a player who carries a trash team to a few event wins
2020-01-18 20:37
#494
yes | 
Korea mryes)
wtf why is s1mple so high?
2020-01-18 20:37
because its not team ranking? Its top of PLAYERS, not SUPPORTS or CAPTAINS or, maybe, COACHES, u know. Dont be stupid, s1mple actually deserved top 2 in this year.
2020-01-18 20:42
what? XDDDDDD
2020-01-18 20:37
#497
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Slovakia iLycan
WTF why is bot simple #2???
2020-01-18 20:37
2020-01-18 20:40
#504
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Ukraine zCainee
bot s1mple deserved this
2020-01-18 20:40
omegalul
2020-01-18 20:41
This is joke how device 3 omegalulu
2020-01-18 20:42
Simple #2 Zywoo #1 Confirmed
2020-01-18 20:43
Deserved
2020-01-18 20:44
#517
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Europe Markss
Fuck yes s1mple top 2 as it should be
2020-01-18 20:45
undeserved he deserve top1
2020-01-18 20:46
KEKW KEKW KEKW KEKW KEKW
2020-01-18 20:46
#524
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Poland flyerbag
He was robbed, deserve 1-2
2020-01-18 20:47
He certainly doesn't deserve to be higher than zywoo but i personally would have had him at 2d
2020-01-18 21:06
+1 yhea I thought the top was obvious but guess hltv fucked it up
2020-01-19 01:11
s1mple biggest scam for years, baiter with high numbers and losing all games
2020-01-18 20:47
S1mple is doing everything for his team, check his impact moron
2020-01-18 21:08
S1mple's impact is close to nothing, lot of kills for few rounds and big loss
2020-01-18 21:11
hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7998/s1mp.. Who has a better impact now?
2020-01-18 21:14
idk why comparison fucks the numbers up but hltv.org/stats/players/7592/device?start.. hltv.org/stats/players/7998/device?start.. its almost the same and s1mple has a way higher rating so his impact should also be higher, just like zywoo :)
2020-01-18 22:25
s1mple has better stats, so your point is? Btw zywoo without awp = trash
2020-01-18 23:51
Can’t believe you actually said that lmao, but what did I expect from worst country in the eu
2020-01-19 16:19
Truth hurts Cry more
2020-01-19 16:27
s1mple won one event this year one mvp, zywoo won 3 or 4 events 5 mvps, device won the most events 3 mvps... explain how s1mple can be higher ranked? btw if zywoo is trash with other weapons than awp, why does he have the best fpl stats where he isnt even awping most of the time(s1mple isnt even close when it comes to fpl stats)
2020-01-19 16:33
xD zywoo has been farming stats on faceit way before he even joined fpl, please enough with the retarded comments. What do faceit stats have to do with this even? MVPS and events won are almost irrelevant since the top player title is about individual performance. 5 players won these events, not 1. Thats why rating is the most important stat. How does it matter if a team won something? Tricked won V4 this year, this means Tricked players > s1mple? pls
2020-01-19 16:43
mvps dont get won by the team???? if you could read i never talked about random faceit stats i talked about the ones in fpl where zywoo is playing 10 times better than s1mple
2020-01-19 16:57
When did i say they arent won by team? I said the opposite mah fren. and why would hltv car about fpl? s1mple aint even trying there, its irrelevant
2020-01-19 17:00
If s1mple wouldn’t be trying why is he so pissed when he loses dude
2020-01-21 07:25
btw youre english is fucking dogshit like expected from bulgarian education
2020-01-19 17:00
you cant even read ahahahha nt Medkit
2020-01-19 17:00
"please enough with the retarded comments" english like a 2 year old
2020-01-19 18:14
Correct me then
2020-01-21 12:24
„Please stop writing stupid comments“or „please there are enough of your stupid comments“80 IQ Bulgarian
2020-01-21 14:14
enough with isn’t really used by natives you can’t just type it in google translator
2020-01-21 14:18
wtf unexpected
2020-01-18 20:47
#528
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Denmark PhilipLHJ
The way they determine who is the best in the world is bullshit, so even though you and your team win to majors and 4 big event's in 2019 you can't get #1. But yes let's choose the players who have the highest stats but can't win trophies.
2020-01-18 20:48
Zywoo won trophies and a lot of mvps this year so it's deserved for him but s0.93mple was literally rubbish after starseries, even throwing tournaments at times. Zywoo was consistent the whole year like Device, both deserve top 1. For me Device is #2 this year and Zywoo #1 but simple certainly isn't even top #3
2020-01-19 01:08
#533
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Chile nachooww
f
2020-01-18 20:49
#534
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Brazil |LUCAS1|
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA WTFFFFFFFFFFFFN UNEXPECTED AF
2020-01-18 20:49
LOLLLLLL ROBBED
2020-01-18 20:49
Him and EliGE Robbed as they played way more playoffs maps than s1mple. Should be #2 as s1mple only played 1 final, farms group stage and exits quarters/semis majority of the time in 2019 as compared to 8 finals in 2018.
2020-01-18 20:51
#577
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Denmark shaekbye
+1
2020-01-18 21:05
What
2020-01-18 20:53
device 100% top-2 who agree with me
2020-01-18 20:55
#639
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Germany Duitsland
+1
2020-01-18 21:23
+1 anyone with a brain would come to that conclusion, even Zywoo stated that Device could have very well been top 1 in 2019 but I guess hltv is a joke, Device is top 2 this year or you've got rubbish in your brain
2020-01-19 01:06
Lootbet and xtrfy are Navi fan boys. Electronic > Magisk, s1mple > device lul
2020-01-19 03:58
deserved top 1
2020-01-18 20:54
OMEGALUL
2020-01-18 20:54
R - O - B - B - E - D
2020-01-18 20:54
Literally the worst player on the top 20 list
2020-01-18 20:54
top1
2020-01-18 20:54
#559
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Estonia RopzTop1
wow, unexpected
2020-01-18 20:56
#560
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France t3r4byt3
Robbed
2020-01-18 20:57
#645
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Germany Duitsland
+1
2020-01-18 21:24
F
2020-01-18 20:59
xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa dev3ce
2020-01-18 20:59
#566
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Hungary raffai
pls make s1mple top1 again now xDDDD
2020-01-18 21:00
AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH
2020-01-18 21:00
#568
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China CNCSLUL
should be higher
2020-01-18 21:00
I think he deserves at least #3, why higher?
2020-01-18 21:06
#662
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China CNCSLUL
i mean he should be higher in ranking, like #1 cause Astralis is still the best team in the world and their star player deserves #1
2020-01-18 21:35
You meant lower then... Oso, this is about individual skill, and simple is better overall
2020-01-18 21:47
better in what ? farming stats against heroic on group stages or what ? he rly sucked dick this year with only 1 final and shit major runs and 2 last place finishes , lets just stop lying to our selves and say s1mple is better
2020-01-19 09:36
#570
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Turkey rayzzan
Should be #2 ????*
2020-01-18 21:02
Lmao wtf this shit top. Simple top1?! xD
2020-01-18 21:02
#573
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Chile strong221
Actually unexpected, I don’t like dev1ce but he played way better than s1mple the whole year, he should be higher imo.
2020-01-18 21:03
#755
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Cyprus eClipz-AU
Stats dude, it’s all they look at - hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7998/s1mp..
2020-01-18 22:26
#578
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Russia GramDEL
What? Lmao
2020-01-18 21:05
Grats Simple!
2020-01-18 21:05
He surely deserved top 1 that year tbf but he's somehow only top 3 lol This means if you want to be a contender for top 1 HLTV ranking of the year then you should just statpad as much as possible
2020-01-18 21:08
1.ZYWOO 2.S1MPLE
2020-01-18 21:07
People, which are shocked about device 3rd position ... Just open the profiles of device and simple. 1. click stats 2. 2019 3. Big Events and compare. for lazy people Simple - 1.28 rating, 0.59 DPR, 74.6 % KAST, 1.32 Impact, 84.0 ADR, 0.83 KPR. device - 1.23 rating, 0.60 DPR, 72.2 % KAST, 1.31 Impact, 81.8 ADR, 0.78 KPR. Doesn't matter how much big tournament players won. Are they are majors, IEM, ESL Pro league... Just open your f*** eyes, clean your ears, start thinking with your brain and listen experts from HLT V Confirm. Stop be f**** troll on site. IT'S INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE !!!! HELLO !!!
2020-01-18 21:07
Even S1mple played 15 tournament 2019, and sometimes finished tournament earlier. He was one of top stats players for the tournament.
2020-01-18 21:11
correct but 25% of the events navi attended were blast
2020-01-18 21:27
WTF
2020-01-18 21:08
Axaxaxaxaxa
2020-01-18 21:10
I said it. S1mple above device. And it was a bad year for S1mple. GOATlike
2020-01-18 21:10
#606
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Venezuela xoile
isnot hltv a danish website? the industry found in zywo the new rival for the novel called "simple goat"
2020-01-18 21:11
tgwri1s is the one who makes the rankings and he is serbian
2020-01-18 22:27
devve >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> s1mple in 2019 WTF
2020-01-18 21:12
#609
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United States sorcrcrc
hahaha... this is a joke, right?
2020-01-18 21:13
should be top1
2020-01-18 21:13
they choose such a bad picture for him also.......the first one
2020-01-18 21:14
#613
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Portugal Antzrede
nº1 GOAT
2020-01-18 21:14
AHAHHAHAHAH EZ S1MPLE TOP 1
2020-01-18 21:14
#617
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Sweden Kasidro
Should have been zywho, device then simple. Pimple is amazing but 2nd half of 2019 was not that good
2020-01-18 21:15
underrated player
2020-01-18 21:15
Poorvice never will be #1
2020-01-18 21:16
lul deserved just an average awper :D
2020-01-18 21:16
+1 without awp won't be top 20 lol
2020-01-18 21:17
back in 2014 when s1mple was no namer grinding faceit like a loser device had one of the best aims so learn your history or stfu
2020-01-19 09:37
cry
2020-01-18 21:18
joke......
2020-01-18 21:19
device is the real #1. If winning all these tournaments and medals is not enough to be the best in the world, I don't know what it is. What device did this year is very similar to what GeT_RiGhT did in 2013-2014, olofmeister in 2015 and coldzera in 2016-2017.Lost my respect for HLTV and its rankings.
2020-01-18 21:21
I lost it last year but I still had hope
2020-01-18 21:22
Yeah, same with me
2020-01-18 21:23
Trophies is for the team. Its the individual performance that matters.
2020-01-18 22:14
What individual performance? That from s1mple, 6 months without playing, or that from ZyWoO, carrying 4 baiters. Now I know why NBK- left Vitality, ALEX start baiting for ZyWoO and NBK- disagreed. If you consider individual performance KSCERATO, coldzera, fer, Stewie2k, rain and many others should be in top 20, and EliGE would be top 1.
2020-01-18 22:22
you're delusional, both Device and Zywoo really deserve being top 1 in 2019, s0.93mple just doesn't deserve to be top 2 in 2019 don't change the topic.
2020-01-19 01:02
#750
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Cyprus eClipz-AU
It’s just based on stats dude because otherwise it would be so hard to create this list. Filter this to “Big events” and he’s still higher. hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7998/s1mp..
2020-01-18 22:24
higher by farming heroic lol
2020-01-19 09:38
#633
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Brazil Kelmec
top 3? hltv is a joke! dev1ce deserved top 2 or 1!!!!
2020-01-18 21:21
#658
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Denmark Menterx
+1 Top 2 in my opinion.
2020-01-18 21:32
yes, should be #2
2020-01-20 08:27
#636
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Brazil danrileu
wtf
2020-01-18 21:22
Underrated player ):
2020-01-18 21:23
Must be higher
2020-01-18 21:23
Devveking robbed blind
2020-01-18 21:23
D3vv3king robb3d blind
2020-01-18 22:08
He's the king anyways. Those pesky HLTV rankings are not his concern. We all know he's the GOAT of CSGO. You may as well put him at number 0.
2020-01-19 14:11
Completely unexpected, sadness for dev1ce, maybe he cannot get #1 in his career
2020-01-18 21:26
#647
leaf | 
Argentina ReacC
Number one in my heart
2020-01-18 21:26
#648
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United States IFisico
This is an absolute joke. I'm done with this
2020-01-18 21:26
WHAT!? I'm not even a device fan but I thought he was going to get n1. Team play and winnings must have contributed to a lot more in previous rankings if this is the case.
2020-01-18 21:27
#655
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Denmark Menterx
I don't get it, is the stats not weighted against how high the opponents are ranked, that would make sense...
2020-01-18 21:30
#1130
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Denmark Menterx
The key word is weighted in this context, is you get a sick rating against weaker teams (t2 + t3) i counts as much as against strong teams (t1)
2020-01-19 08:10
Expected
2020-01-18 21:32
S1mple above device is a joke
2020-01-18 21:35
Wins 2 majors, 1 major MVP, several IEM's, is the most consistent player of the year for sure, and still s1mple gets better spot... Even after throwing the match against liquid (and the tournament), being much more inconsistent and achieving basically nothing... GJ HLTV
2020-01-18 21:35
Truth be told right there
2020-01-21 16:17
#664
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Denmark Menterx
I love this thread, half of the comments think the ranking of device is wrong and the other half is a bunch of baiters hoping to get someone on the hook :)
2020-01-18 21:35
zywoo and s1mple have won fuck all while device actually brings his team trophies lost all respect for hltv
2020-01-18 21:36
this is individual rankings. For team rankings you need to look at another section entirely
2020-01-18 21:44
How is it an individual ranking if this is a team game? If device played on my team with my mates he wouldn't be as good.
2020-01-18 22:08
Yeah so if I'm in matchmaking and I get 2 throwers, the loss is my fault because this is a "team game" right?
2020-01-18 22:12
#745
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Finland renge
stupid argument, if it was more about the team, I'd put glaive over device anyday
2020-01-18 22:21
because a team is a unit consisting of five individuals, and in this instance we look at the best individual performances, not teams as an unit. Kinda hard to explain any better if you didnt get it already.
2020-01-19 02:49
The goal of cs is to win games and tournaments. If you get 50 frags but lose you failed.
2020-01-19 09:27
the goal of this top20 ranking is to separately identify those 50 bombers and who are the best at it, and you failed to understand that
2020-01-19 23:07
#748
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Cyprus eClipz-AU
It’s just based on stats dude because otherwise it would be so hard to create this list. Filter this to “Big events” and he’s still higher. hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7998/s1mp..
2020-01-18 22:23
Zywoo won multiple events this year, s0.3mple only won starseries at the very beginning of the year. Zywoo won events across the year don't compare s0.3mple to Zywoo in 2019. Zywoo should be first and Device #2. Zywoo actually said he could very well see Device as top #1 in 2019 (knowing it could be him as well). But hltv is bullshit, playing literally three big events isn't enough to be top 2, especially when you're underwhelming 2 out of the 3, simple doesn't deserve top 2 in 2019
2020-01-19 00:59
S1MPLE 1 OR 2 ? JOKE
2020-01-18 21:38
#669
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Finland Teukkasd
WTFFFF!???
2020-01-18 21:38
This list becomes more and more stupid. Gla1ve not top20 best player in the world. Complete useless list. Apparently making cool 360 noscopes versus nonamers are more important than shaping meta and trashing everyone while winning all big titles.
2020-01-18 21:43
#744
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Cyprus eClipz-AU
It’s just stats dude, use the compare tool on the site. hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7998/s1mp..
2020-01-18 22:21
Deserved
2020-01-18 21:42
unexpected, putting simple above device is just stupid..lost respect 4 hltv
2020-01-18 21:46
you cant compare them, device actually can win matches to astralis and simple just boost his stats bcuz world class baits and cyka blyt drop me p250 on pistol rounds. devve almost always shines on finals, how many finals have simple been on 2019?
2020-01-19 06:08
this website is a fucking joke.
2020-01-18 21:47
axaxxaxaxaxaxa
2020-01-18 21:47
device seriously deserved to be higher than s1mple. very strange decision by hltv.
2020-01-18 21:47
+100
2020-01-18 22:20
use your brain. it's easy to farm good stats when you don't get to play good opponents and don't go deep in the tournaments. this year basically s1mple farmed stats in group stage against weak opponents and couldn't do shit against good teams in playoffs. last year he was no doubt number 1 player, this year probably even elige should have been higher than him.
2020-01-18 22:29
#763
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Cyprus eClipz-AU
Oh dude I get you, I’m just showing the stats on HLTV as a means to show you why they rated him this. Dedicated players and gamers follow CS:GO all year and we know that Device had deeper tournament runs and more overall wins in bigger matches, bigger situations with more pressure. But that doesn’t change the reality that overall S1mple actually out performed Device STATISTICALLY.
2020-01-18 22:32
so by your logic zywoo top1 in 2018 yes? hltv.org/stats/players/compare/11893/Zyw.. don't be that fucking stupid man. hltv doesn't only look at stats.
2020-01-18 22:34
#1055
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Russia goodjob
hltv.org/stats/players/compare/11893/Zyw.. literally 0 big tournaments for Zywoo in 2018.. 0/8
2020-01-19 03:31
that's my whole point. you don't count only on stats because without playing against top teams and going deep into the tournaments it means nothing. you can 0/8 all you want brainless kid, but farming stats in groupstage against trash teams versus finishing all the tournaments at least in top4 can't compare.
2020-01-19 12:49
#1216
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Russia goodjob
well you made an example of how Zywoo apparently should've been #1 because he had better stats, but he literally had 0 games at major tournaments.. while s1mple played at major tournaments and has better stats than dev1ce just because dev1ce has better team around him that help him win tournaments doesn't mean he's better individually than s1mple.. and he clearly isn't oh and btw s1mple has better stats against top5 and top10 opponents as well.. so nice try
2020-01-19 14:51
are you drunk or just braindamaged? hltv.org/stats?startDate=2019-01-01&endD.. top5 s1mple not even in the list. hltv.org/stats?startDate=2019-01-01&endD.. top10 0.02 difference while not winning anything and farming stats in group stage.
2020-01-19 17:18
#1288
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Russia goodjob
hltv.org/stats/players/7998/s1mple?start.. so either HLTV is retarded or..
2020-01-19 18:23
+1
2020-01-18 23:03
LMAO bullshit. device is the number 1 this year. I am a s1mple fanboy but this some major cap. if zywoo is above s1mple then adblock is back on the menu for this website.
2020-01-18 21:49
That's why I dislike the HLTV rating so much. what kind of bs rating only cares about stats instead of dominance and other nox box score factors?
2020-01-18 22:21
#758
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Cyprus eClipz-AU
I get you, I guess it’s just easier for HLTV to figure out the ranking. Call it laziness even, but if you could just filter some names and create a top 20 list would you do it that way or deep-dive for hours and probably not even get paid much?
2020-01-18 22:27
good point actually
2020-01-18 23:02
#760
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Cyprus eClipz-AU
Also before I used this compare thing on the site, I actually thought s1mple should be no.4 and that elige / device / zywoo were clearly top3
2020-01-18 22:28
Yeah I def could see that due to s1mple's lack of success this year ( and navi generally being extremely quiet throughout the year), I guess it's personal bias on my side cause I am such a Navi fanboy. But I just honestly can't see Zywoo being above either s1mple or device, personally.
2020-01-18 23:01
Expected, he's not even the best on Astralis anymore
2020-01-18 21:50
S1mple and Zywoo did great on the first half of the year, but they where not there (consistency) on the second half, compared to Device who win everything, mvp, regular on top stats... His plays are not that fancy, but he's the best.
2020-01-18 21:50
#692
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
Deserved
2020-01-18 21:51
#693
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Iceland LaHabana
Robbed
2020-01-18 21:52
wow
2020-01-18 21:59
#1 s1mple is a god individually but I'd _NEVER_ take him in any team.
2020-01-18 21:59
#6 Me: probably s1mple. hltv: electronic #5 Me: s1mple. hltv: Magisk #4 Me: s1mple? hltv: hell no, its EliGE #3 Me: s1mple 100%. hltv: device #2 Me: ez s1mple. hltv: ZyWoo
2020-01-18 22:01
#1: Dosia
2020-01-18 22:09
That's a joke
2020-01-18 22:04
so glave1 isn't a top 20 player to hltv! ahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah. Best igl ever imo, also as a lot of fraggs and not even top 20. Like always this rankings from hltv are awesome I got to say. Rating and frags are the only thing that matters I see. Sorry glave1 but to this people cs is all about fragging
2020-01-18 22:06
Frags win the game
2020-01-18 22:16
lol, typical cs fan. Try to put 5 top aimers in the same team and 4 good players with a very good igl. If u dont know the result of that game, just think a bit and u will get it
2020-01-18 22:26
Ez the the 5 top aimers will win .
2020-01-18 22:27
ahahahaha. sure sure. I can see with that comment that u dont understand shit about cs. No point arguing with u man, sorry
2020-01-18 22:35
Then Why glaive isn't on top 20? xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2020-01-18 22:38
???????? did u even read what I wrote in the first place?
2020-01-18 22:51
robbed
2020-01-18 22:08
robbed
2020-01-18 22:08
#714
jkaem | 
Serbia KS4
loooolll wtf, he is No 1, lol hltv..
2020-01-18 22:08
Shocking
2020-01-18 22:10
#717
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Turkey ColdZer00
I think device should have been #2 in 2019. He is so faking beast.
2020-01-18 22:10
#765
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Turkey ColdZer00
1. I did not say device is better than s1mple. 2. He is only better than simple at majors in 2019.
2020-01-18 22:32
UNEXPECTED ACTUALLY
2020-01-18 22:11
Device fanboys where u at ?
2020-01-18 22:12
Dev3ce*
2020-01-18 22:14
Device will always be in simples shadow hahahahahaha
2020-01-18 22:13
and zywoo's now
2020-01-18 22:15
Lul simple is back with the awp in his hand.🤫
2020-01-18 22:17
#729
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Cyprus eClipz-AU
Because you’re all delusional and don’t actually understand how stats work - hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7998/s1mp..
2020-01-18 22:18
#733
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Cyprus eClipz-AU
And in case this wasn’t clear enough - hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7998/s1mp..
2020-01-18 22:19
#843
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Denmark PhilipLHJ
it's not all about stats, it means nothing if you actually can't win anything
2020-01-18 23:33
+1
2020-01-19 02:49
Simple > device in 2019. I quit hlvt, fucking experts
2020-01-18 22:18
Amazing. Simple's stats are as significant as NaVi's achievements.
2020-01-18 22:43
He did Starseries at the beginning of the year and that's literally it, how the fuck can he be top 2 when he had like one or two evps that's a fucking joke.
2020-01-19 00:52
lololololololololololololll
2020-01-18 22:19
#754
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Sweden Trkmag
Ahahahaha I love you HLTV
2020-01-18 22:26
top 2 s1mple? really? Joke HLTV!
2020-01-18 22:28
+1
2020-01-19 00:51
#764
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Asia mocity123
WTF...3?
2020-01-18 22:31
HLTV is a joke LMAO
2020-01-18 22:32
lmao
2020-01-18 22:33
LUL the coping in this comment section
2020-01-18 22:36
As much as he didn’t deserve to be above s1mple in 2018, he should’ve definitely been 2nd this year.
2020-01-18 22:36
#773
Xyp9x | 
Portugal yur0
i think device should have been number 1 this year
2020-01-18 22:36
yes, s1mple had a better rating than device and elige but s1mple did soooooooo much less than those two with their teams. device and elige are legit robbed here.
2020-01-18 22:39
#849
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Argentina nymeros
Yes also Navi skipped A LOT of big events this year i cant understand
2020-01-18 23:38
exactly wtf HLTV
2020-01-19 01:48
WTF
2020-01-18 22:40
s1mple should be here
2020-01-18 22:41
ROFL HAHAHAAHAHHAHAAHH
2020-01-18 22:41
Always the bridesmaid never the bride
2020-01-18 22:42
No gla1ve in top 20 + dev1ce 3rd alongside a few other questionable choices. Cannot take this list any serious.
2020-01-18 22:46
#832
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United States Bochanka
Agreed
2020-01-18 23:28
#787
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Austria jaN_
wtf....not true....simple should be 3rd....device 2nd...and zywoo 1st wtf..no f....comment
2020-01-18 22:47
Think about what criteria you are using to put dev1ce above s1mple.... If you apply that criteria across the board, then zywoo wouldn’t even be top 3, much less first. You can’t have dev1ce above s1mple AND have zywoo first. That’s highly contradictory.
2020-01-18 23:12
#822
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United States Bochanka
I’m with this guy. Device was better this year and that’s a fact.
2020-01-18 23:22
That's bullshit because Zywoo has the highest number of mvps, Device has more mvps than s1mple too, just like Elige and better stats in Big events than s0.93mple against the top 5 this year. S1mple this year is at best #4
2020-01-19 00:51
Zywoo has two big event MVPs and one of them is questionable as the playoff was small and tbe opposition was bad. Vitality missed a lot of tournaments also. If dev1ce is above s1mple because of team achievements, then he’s above zywoo also. If dev1ce is below zywoo because of individual performance, then he’s below s1mple also. As I said, you can’t use one set of criteria to put zywoo first, and then move the goalposts to put dev1ce above s1mple. While HLTV haven’t necessarily been consistent with previous years, they’ve been consistent throughout this list. And the way they’ve done THIS list, there is no way dev1ce is above s1mple... or even elige for that matter.
2020-01-19 03:09
Zywoo has 4 big events MVPs + 1 tier 3 MVP not 2 i believe while S1mple only got 1 (Dev1ce 1 Major MVP; 2 Tier 2 MVPs). Zywoo only has 7 maps less than Dev1ce in term of big events while S1mple is down 26 maps in comparision (100-126). Zywoo was consistently carrying his team almost every game this year while S1mple struggle a bit at early and mid year. In term of team achievement, Vitality got 3 trophies while Na`Vi only got 1 this year (Astralis got 6 trophies including 2 Majors). Do you need more stats?
2020-01-19 15:24
How is any of this relevant to what I said? Can you read?
2020-01-22 21:30
The problem being they don't give any info on how they did the ranking nor how one thing prevails on another. How can you be in the top 20 if your team is garbage then ? For that matter, both individual and team achievements count and for both Zywoo and Device are above s1mple, so does Elige. The individual performance of Zywoo outweighs the team achievements from Device this year because Vitality was quite successful in 2019 too so was Astralis obviously. Na'Vi stopped being relevant after Starseries and the same for simple, he was underwhelming even. There's no way you could be that underwhelming and being top 2. The amount of maps and the opposition should be accounted for. And Zywoo has 5 official MVPs in 2019 you can't deny any of it. simple has one MVP total too you can't deny facts.
2020-01-19 16:21
? I’m not disputing zywoo being #1...
2020-01-19 20:50
I wasn't saying that you were
2020-01-22 12:34
xDDDDDDDDD
2020-01-18 22:48
#789
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Japan chanse
hltv slowly went insane
2020-01-18 22:48
LOL!!!!
2020-01-18 22:51
#792
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Finland Odo_22
Hahaha, s1mple is not going to get there! ZywOo #2, Aleksib #1
2020-01-18 22:53
lul who cars s0mple 0 majors device 4 majors
2020-01-18 22:52
He is deserved top1 Rip Major Mvp Rip Hltv...
2020-01-18 22:56
+1
2020-01-18 23:25
I like s1mple more as a player but in 2019 I think device deserved top2 more than him, that's bullshit
2020-01-18 22:58
obviously the top is flawed... how could s0.3mple be #2, it makes no sense he should've #4 behind Elige, Device and Zywoo
2020-01-19 00:48
I AM SOOOOO SATISFIED tbh he is not deserved be even in top 3
2020-01-18 22:59
#808
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Sweden w0nfig1
Omg, this hlt top20 this year is so shit, expected when woxic become in top20 just cuz 3-4 good months in 2019
2020-01-18 23:10
#906
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Poland sosiad
so true
2020-01-19 00:51
looool classic hltv lier hater What does woxic have to do with this topic? "Just 3‐4 good months"ahahah wtf Check woxic stats 2019, woxic played well since joining mouz. They were 2 stars of the team with ropz, they always played well individually and when they succeeded as a team, they got into the top20 players...
2020-01-19 22:04
yeah kebab head.. he has good stats in 2019, but he played in hr almost more than a half year vs t6 teams, please don't answer to this, i don't wanna waste my time with you goat f*cker
2020-01-19 22:19
Thank you for explaining the reason for being a hater XD youtu.be/Asa2bMeA5Tg Listen after 4:45 He is talking about people like you
2020-01-19 22:32
ofc no one likes t*rks? u're killing civilians in syria helping isis to be agains YPG is just one reason why peole hates you, so stfu
2020-01-19 23:00
Ok boomer
2020-01-20 11:11
In addition, woxic, the player who made them go to the Major won the match alone by taking many clutches against Sprout, they have become this after winning the first cup in China, and they received the cup thanks to the amazing clutches of woxic. A player who has had the biggest share in the rising of mouz in 2019, make sure that his ambition is not in most players, he will do much more.
2020-01-19 22:26
Undeserved. Should have been #4.
2020-01-18 23:11
w0w
2020-01-18 23:12
lmfao HLTV this is the biggest joke I've ever seen
2020-01-18 23:14
#820
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United States Bochanka
+1
2020-01-18 23:21
+9999999 elige and device robbed, there must be some cash behind it
2020-01-19 00:43
+1 he's #2 this year no doubt
2020-01-19 00:48
I think Device should be ranked higher, because CS:GO is all about team work. I know this list ranks players on their individual performances, but even if Device has slightly worse individual stats than S1mple, he should rank higher because it's a team sport, and device is a better team player with more impact, which was one of the reasons for Astralis dominance this year.
2020-01-18 23:16
#819
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United States Bochanka
+1 hltv lost all my respect for their credibility.
2020-01-18 23:21