IEM Katowice Fantasy recap

With IEM Katowice concluded, we study the best performing players in Poland and reveal the cash prize winners of the 1xBet-sponsored Fantasy league.

Natus Vincere demonstrated an absolutely astonishing performance in Katowice, where the squad led by Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov dropped but four maps in seven series on their way to the tournament trophy. Naturally, this meant that three members of the roster were present in the top 10 performing players, with Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev reserving first place by a significant margin.

s1mple was the top fantasy performer by a margin of 33 points

The top three players of the HLTV x 1xBet League had touches to their drafts, but the winning formula across the board was a combination of two players from finalist teams Natus Vincere and G2. Winner of the IEM Katowice League, DieserBear93, went for the Natus Vincere duo of s1mple and Boombl4, G2's Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač and François "⁠AmaNEk⁠" Delaunay, concluding the lineup with Nicolai "⁠HUNDEN⁠" Petersen.

HLTV x 1xBet League winners:

1. Germany DieserBear93 (566) - $150
2. Israel v111ncent (565) - $75
3. United States Gav2001 (563) - $25

Winners will be contacted via the email they have attached to their HLTV.org account. To be eligible for prize redemption, users are obligated to reply to the email within a month.

While Natus Vincere may have had an exceptional tournament, only s1mple stood as a top-five performer:

1. Ukraine Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev (169)
2. Serbia Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač (136)
3. Serbia Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković (117)
4. France François "⁠AmaNEk⁠" Delaunay (115)
5. Denmark Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz (98)
6. France Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub (92)
7. Denmark Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif (90)
8. Russia Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov (90)
9. Russia Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov (89)
10. Denmark Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth (81)

Interestingly, the optimal lineup for the Fantasy league did not feature the outstanding Ukrainian AWPer, but duos from G2 and Natus Vincere were the correct lines of thought:

France François "⁠AmaNEk⁠" Delaunay as Support (138)
Serbia Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković as Headshot Machine (138)
Russia Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov as Defender (113)
Russia Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev as Leader (108)
Denmark Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth as Camper (98)
Maximum total points: 595

As per previous fantasies, CS:GO community figures organized leagues of their own for their followers to participate in. IEM Katowice's iteration saw "Haci's Prize League" attract a whopping 2738 players, overtaking Gaules' dominant "Liga da Tribo" by 843 users. Meanwhile, the "#LlamasCSGO" league topped the average points charts at 251.60 with 325 total users.

A warm thank you to participants of all leagues and please make sure to follow HLTV.org for future fantasies!

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
770
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1132
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1402
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
970
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
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
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
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1756
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#4
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Russia ToughGuy
Cool
2020-03-02 12:05
#5
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031
2 igls in optimal lineup, thats insane
2020-03-02 12:08
#35
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Bulgaria zhelyazkoG
Yeah, and without AWPer .
2020-03-02 16:28
fuck man i was so close for Haci's league, ranked 6th
2020-03-02 12:10
Mr. Don > Gaulinho
2020-03-02 12:16
Hunden as NOOB LMAO
2020-03-02 12:22
Nikos Cousin > hunters Cousin
2020-03-02 12:25
Gj Who won the money
2020-03-02 12:36
583 Zzzzz
2020-03-02 12:38
RIP vitality
2020-03-02 12:40
Top 100,stupid avangar playets rekt me
2020-03-02 12:50
This was a disaster for me
2020-03-02 12:58
S ame
2020-03-02 13:28
2 players from Astralis another 2 from mousesports of course lol and shox from Vitality xD
2020-03-02 15:56
2 faze 2 mouz plus god hunden the struggle is real
2020-03-02 15:58
The winner choose hunden, and still won lol
2020-03-02 16:00
#20
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Russia qdq
514 and top20(((
2020-03-02 13:00
s1mple god
2020-03-02 13:01
how to check my position place?
2020-03-02 13:28
XD, S1mple is the best player not best teammate
2020-03-02 14:08
this guy DieserBear won bcs he pick goat hunden
2020-03-02 14:45
#27
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Israel v111ncent
1 point was the difference :\
2020-03-02 15:29
#30
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Poland BAN_ANIME
;c
2020-03-02 15:59
gz! Next time better luck
2020-03-02 15:59
Next time choose god hunden ;)
2020-03-02 16:01
wp bro
2020-03-03 00:31
#38
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Germany X5ander
oh wow, too close. But congrats anyway. :-) 2nd place is also great !
2020-03-03 12:49
Winner barely used boosters lol
2020-03-02 16:27
#36
FalleN | 
Brazil rneX
Tribonera na área
2020-03-02 20:45
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