Top 20 players of 2020: Introduction

As the calendar has turned to 2021, we are ready to begin our countdown of the top 20 players of 2020, powered by GG.BET and Xtrfy.

In keeping up with tradition, the list will be revealed one entry at a time in a detailed article describing the player's year, starting with the 20th best player on January 1 at 20:00 , followed by one player on each day until January 20, when we finalize the countdown with the No. 2 and No. 1.

We will update this article each time a player is revealed, so you can always return here to check on the list if you miss any of the articles.

Top 20 players of 2020:

1. France Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut
2. Ukraine Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev
3. Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz
4. Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač
5. Russia Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov
6. Denmark Benjamin "blameF" Bremer
7. Estonia Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool
8. United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski
9. Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen
10. Germany Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische
11. Denmark Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif
12. Denmark Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund
13. Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač
14. Brazil Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos
15. Sweden Ludvig "⁠Brollan" Brolin
16. Brazil Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles
17. Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
18. Brazil Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato
19. Australia Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage
20. United States Vincent ⁠"Brehze⁠" Cayonte

Just like in every other year, the top 20 list is entirely based on players' contribution on the server that we could measure and keep track of over the course of 2020 and it doesn't take into consideration any external factors that may or may not have affected their performance.

If you followed the reasoning in previous years, you will know that Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Exceptionally Valuable Player (EVP) awards are one of the key factors in the decision-making process. We only announced a few of these awards earlier in the year before we knew all the other tournaments would be played online, but as you may have noticed, we have now added MVPs from the latter events and determined all the other EVPs after crunching all the numbers.

It has been a rather unique year, which featured only a handful of LANs at the beginning and mostly remained regional until the last two months, so we had to take great care when considering the importance of each tournament because of the split competition. As a result, the events have been ranked into three tiers — depending mainly on how many of the top teams were present —, so certain tournaments were deemed more valuable than others, even within the same region.

The lists from the previous years, dating all the way back to Counter-Strike 1.6 in 2010, can be found below:

Top 20 players of 2019 (CS:GO)
Top 20 players of 2018 (CS:GO)
Top 20 players of 2017 (CS:GO)
Top 20 players of 2016 (CS:GO)
Top 20 players of 2015 (CS:GO)
Top 20 players of 2014 (CS:GO)
Top 20 players of 2013 (CS:GO)
Top 20 players of 2011 (CS 1.6)
Top 20 players of 2010 (CS 1.6)

(Disclaimer: HLTV.org and the Astralis Group)

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#3
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Finland Cucumber))
finally
2021-01-01 14:00
16 replies
This is gonna be big joke too Props to mister savage though
2021-01-03 10:02
15 replies
I don't think either Brehze or jks deserved to be in the top 20
2021-01-03 12:32
13 replies
Exactly same man Brehze just doesn't deserve to be here
2021-01-03 12:47
11 replies
#355
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Mongolia OMgL
who else do you think should be in top 20
2021-01-06 06:28
9 replies
xantares or mantuu
2021-01-12 20:09
6 replies
So this %100 means XANTARES/paz top3 in HLTV Rankers top20
2021-01-18 14:09
2 replies
1- s1mple 2-zywoo 3-device 3-paz 3-xantares 3-mantuu
2021-01-18 15:09
1 reply
+1 For the top 3
2021-01-19 03:58
Xantares is not even close to Brehze or jks
2021-01-20 00:10
2 replies
0/8 bait
2021-01-20 08:47
#479
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Turkey xamparacs
Brehze Ve jks xantaresin yanından geçemez.Xantaresin hakkı yendi
2021-01-20 13:32
broky foh sure
2021-01-14 12:26
where is VINI
2021-01-17 21:36
neither does KRIMZ
2021-01-06 15:09
you are from future
2021-01-08 16:39
Intro
2021-01-01 14:00
#6
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Portugal Retyadro
yeet
2021-01-01 14:01
Zywoo top 1
2021-01-01 14:01
21 replies
+1
2021-01-01 14:02
+1
2021-01-01 14:20
#97
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
0/8 s1mple top 1
2021-01-01 14:21
7 replies
nt sam2k
2021-01-01 14:38
3 replies
2021-01-01 14:39
2 replies
cringe
2021-01-01 14:41
1 reply
No, u
2021-01-01 14:43
+1
2021-01-03 07:07
S1mple's gonna be number one no doubt. +1
2021-01-08 02:15
0/8
2021-01-20 20:56
+1
2021-01-01 14:38
+1
2021-01-01 14:42
2021-01-01 15:11
+1
2021-01-01 15:27
+1
2021-01-01 15:33
+1
2021-01-01 19:12
0/8
2021-01-03 07:06
+1
2021-01-03 10:02
+1
2021-01-04 03:32
No S1mple is much more deserving of first spot than Zywoo
2021-01-13 18:26
1 reply
xD
2021-01-23 16:41
lets gooo
2021-01-01 14:01
Yoooo!
2021-01-01 14:01
ABOUT TIME
2021-01-01 14:01
#12
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Turkey TheKaiser
Pog
2021-01-01 14:01
Kekw
2021-01-01 14:01
1 reply
#343
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Brazil caio_boy
Aleksib OMEGALUL
2021-01-03 21:11
20. coldzera 19. KRIMZ 18. cadiaN 17. Rez 16. broky 15. valde 14. mantuu 13. tabseN 12. syrsoN 11. stavn 10. huNter- 9. XANTARES 8. Magisk 7. dupreeh 6. ropz 5. electronic 4. NiKo 3. device 2. ZywOo 1. s1mple
2021-01-01 14:10
42 replies
i mean you're going to check me out for flare. but zywoo is above s1mple. the rest of the list does look really good and accurate though.
2021-01-01 14:17
15 replies
don't cry when s1mple gets #1
2021-01-01 14:26
8 replies
+1
2021-01-01 15:50
#293
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Russia Kir1323
XD
2021-01-01 19:31
ok worst hltv user
2021-01-15 12:33
#497
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France tyty1190
nice flair
2021-01-21 03:42
3 replies
nice flag and flair
2021-01-24 00:09
2 replies
#510
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France tyty1190
but Z1woo > S2mple
2021-01-24 16:17
1 reply
this hasnt aged particularly well
2021-01-25 03:48
unlucko
2021-01-21 15:37
Agree, ZyWoo should be top1 of 2020
2021-01-01 19:12
5 replies
ZyWoo is going to win but I do think S1mple is the better player.
2021-01-02 08:42
4 replies
you don't need to think, it's obvious simple is the better player but zywoo just has the better team
2021-01-04 10:47
3 replies
#348
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France Flouiz
Yeah and why Zywoo have a better team ?
2021-01-04 12:34
2 replies
They're the only french speaking team meaning most french players will gravitate towards it. One team also means they can get picky and choose amazing players.
2021-01-05 11:08
1 reply
#427
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France Flouiz
yeah it's definitely not linked with the fact that Zywoo has played more for the team this year :D It's true that having a team that works with veterans and rookies we see that every day
2021-01-17 12:49
#89
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
+1 s1mple top 1 2020
2021-01-01 14:19
+1
2021-01-01 14:26
+1 ez for katow1mple
2021-01-01 14:52
Where is blameF ?
2021-01-01 15:03
1 reply
good point, forgot our NA brothers - BlameF at about 8., k0nfig 13. elige at 20.
2021-01-01 17:26
Coldzera, rez, and broky are not making it
2021-01-01 15:19
+1
2021-01-01 15:19
No NA, No BlameF etc. Couple of guys will barely miss it I think because of how many good players there were this year.
2021-01-01 15:32
BlameF? Syrson > Xantares any day And of course ZywOo performed better than s1mple
2021-01-01 15:35
"8. Magisk 7. dupreeh" way too high
2021-01-01 15:50
i refuse to live in a world where hunter is ranked above syrson or stavn
2021-01-01 16:17
3 replies
you'd better pack your bags for Mars when hunter>syrson
2021-01-01 17:28
who the f are syrson and stavn ????
2021-01-02 22:17
1 reply
who opened your Timecapsule?
2021-01-03 14:22
Elige? Brehze?
2021-01-01 16:26
1 reply
there's a couple of NA players I forgot about tbf
2021-01-01 17:28
#290
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Brazil hugoooo
You are very delusional if you think no FURIA player will be in top 20
2021-01-01 19:23
3 replies
flag etc
2021-01-02 15:41
2 replies
#323
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Brazil hugoooo
I'm being realistic, while you're being delusional (mantuuu lol) Everybody that is non-biased has one or two FURIA players on their predictions, maybe you should get out of your bubble.
2021-01-02 18:53
#459
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United States OsloDaPig
Furia won a ton of shit this year, definitely deserve some top 20 spots
2021-01-19 15:48
blamef????
2021-01-01 19:43
bruh we all know the danes are gonna be 1 2 3 4 somehow.
2021-01-01 21:46
+1 good list
2021-01-03 07:07
#397
s1mple | 
Asia 2xu
s1mple #1 He deserves to be number 1, the rounds against zyw0o have proven it
2021-01-11 08:01
do u know a player named ViNi
2021-01-17 21:38
personally someone like kennys is more deservubg than brehze or jks
2021-01-18 04:03
#17
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India Ez4ez
Lesgo
2021-01-01 14:02
#18
iM | 
Romania AlyBu
Ez4zywoo
2021-01-01 14:02
(Disclaimer: HLTV.org and the Astralis Group) lmao device nr 1
2021-01-01 14:02
12 replies
I wish Instead they discriminate against astralis players in order to not seem biased
2021-01-01 14:04
8 replies
+1
2021-01-01 16:04
Astralis #1 2020 hltv
2021-01-01 21:47
+1
2021-01-02 22:17
nt
2021-01-08 10:08
4 replies
? No astralis players on list so far
2021-01-08 10:21
3 replies
#382
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Brazil hugoooo
Because they will be higher on the list???
2021-01-08 20:12
2 replies
nah, I think only device will be on the top20 this year
2021-01-08 20:14
1 reply
Dupreeh have been amazing! he is for sure in top 10. probly nr 6-7
2021-01-10 20:54
#159
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United Kingdom novaseer
how many times has device got #1 again
2021-01-01 15:02
2 replies
astralis acquired them this year idiota
2021-01-01 16:18
1 reply
is your iq negative or smth
2021-01-01 18:21
#20
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France Choubada
Nice
2021-01-01 14:02
just announce Nivera top 1 already
2021-01-01 14:02
3 replies
#188
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Pakistan LoOuU2
2021
2021-01-01 15:26
2 replies
why not both 2020 and 2021 nivera bestest player
2021-01-01 15:27
1 reply
#192
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Not enough maps in 2020, 2021 best player when he replaces Le Tank in the team permanently.
2021-01-01 15:28
tf where is syrson??
2021-01-01 14:02
#24
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Japan mameloff
ZywOo s1mple device NiKo ropz XANTARES electronic CeRq Magisk dupreeh KRIMZ kennyS mantuu syrsoN stavn HEN1 Brollan frozen blameF coldzera *random order
2021-01-01 14:02
1 reply
+8 But ropz over niko and are you sure no teses? Also-hen1 +elige and syrenson much higher
2021-01-03 10:07
Online game is random.
2021-01-01 14:03
1 reply
ok
2021-01-01 16:19
#26
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Czech Republic Poloolpp
broky #1
2021-01-01 14:03
4 replies
1. Broky 2. Boombl4 3. zywoo 4. bubzkji 5. perfecto
2021-01-01 14:53
2 replies
5. dexter 4. dexter 3. dexter 2. dexter 1. sexter
2021-01-01 15:33
1 reply
+1
2021-01-02 10:16
Good joke.
2021-01-01 19:13
Where's TricoN? I wanna guess the list again like the last two years. :D
2021-01-01 14:03
that is literally the order ?
2021-01-01 14:03
2 replies
of the last year yes
2021-01-01 14:04
2019 men
2021-01-01 14:07
#29
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Poland _unh0ly_
Zywhoo S4mple Div0rce
2021-01-01 14:03
1 reply
s1mple 2ywho d3vice
2021-01-06 11:18
#31
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India zeel_007
S1mple will be number 1 once again With brollan in top 20. Zywoo might have to settle down with number 2 this year
2021-01-01 14:03
1 reply
+111111
2021-01-01 14:22
If ZywOo somehow will not win #1 of this year, then i will don't give a fuck about HLTV's top players list, because it would be not objective anymore. I respect s1mple, he's an incredible player, but ZywOo deserved it more. It's just mathematics: s1mple and ZywOo has +- same stats, but ZywOo has much more MVPs.
2021-01-01 14:06
6 replies
+1
2021-01-01 14:19
+1 same dude
2021-01-01 14:39
but s1mple is better than zywoo in 2020....
2021-01-01 15:57
1 reply
I dont understand zywoo fanboys
2021-01-01 17:07
If s1mple somehow will not win #1 of this year, then i will don't give a fuck about HLTV's top players list, because it would be not objective anymore. I respect ZywOo, he's an incredible player, but s1mple deserved it more. It's just mathematics: s1mple and ZywOo has +- same stats, but s1mple has much more skill.
2021-01-01 17:19
1 reply
If Device will not be #1 - the “election” will be fraudliant and Simple or Zywoo whould hvad stolen the position 🙀🤪😜
2021-01-15 13:02
ez4zywoo
2021-01-01 14:04
#39
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Turkey RENNNDER
s2mple
2021-01-01 14:05
3 replies
s1mple* z2woo*
2021-01-01 14:31
2 replies
#123
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Turkey RENNNDER
s0mple zywh1
2021-01-01 14:35
1 reply
s1mple zywh0nliners
2021-01-01 14:37
#40
ZywOo | 
India aR__
Poggerd
2021-01-01 14:05
ez for dogwho
2021-01-01 14:05
EZ4GOATDUPREEH
2021-01-01 14:07
#46
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Russia VelsVivard
No mir, no relevance. Couldn't care less anymore. Screw your ranking and the way you determine it, no offense.
2021-01-01 14:07
8 replies
Who said there's no Mir?
2021-01-01 14:09
7 replies
#57
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Russia VelsVivard
I'm not sure but those 20 players shown in the article, it should be them, right? I see no other scenario, what do you think.
2021-01-01 14:11
6 replies
#62
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France ilian_87
It’s 2019 top20 in the article
2021-01-01 14:12
2 replies
#64
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Russia VelsVivard
I give you the pass to laugh at me and call me dumb! Really didn't pay attention at all.
2021-01-01 14:13
1 reply
#212
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France ilian_87
No it's ok lol, i was about to do the same mistake about the presence of the 6 NA players and the fnatic and mouz players but i realized it was 2019 top 20 just before i clicked on post
2021-01-01 15:55
hahahahahahahahahahah. Sorry about that Read the damn caption of the image: "Top20 Players of 2019" :D
2021-01-01 14:13
1 reply
#70
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Russia VelsVivard
I see now, rare moment of embarrassment. I'm embracing it with pride, silly girl!
2021-01-01 14:14
really shitty bait but nt
2021-01-01 16:20
VINI
2021-01-01 14:07
lets see how many will believe that this photo is new top 20 introduction
2021-01-01 14:08
1 reply
3 replies up to this point already
2021-01-01 16:20
Ez4broky and NiKo
2021-01-01 14:09
1 reply
+1
2021-01-01 14:35
s1mple #1 2020
2021-01-01 14:09
1 reply
#85
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
+1
2021-01-01 14:17
(Disclaimer: HLTV.org and the Astralis Group) can someone elaborate on this one? what did the astralis group contibute to? explain pls
2021-01-01 14:09
10 replies
#56
RpK | 
France pol44r
They own hltv, tbh everybody knew
2021-01-01 14:10
7 replies
No, they don't. Stop spreading misinformation.
2021-01-01 14:17
6 replies
you got baited
2021-01-01 14:19
2 replies
true
2021-01-01 14:21
Thats not a bait, thats just missinformation
2021-01-01 17:03
#111
RpK | 
France pol44r
Should i have said Disclaimer : This is a joke?
2021-01-01 14:27
1 reply
loooooooooooooool
2021-01-01 15:20
MOD LUL
2021-01-01 15:03
click it maybe :D
2021-01-01 14:11
1 reply
Was on phone and didnt click befo but its ok. Read it now ty
2021-01-01 14:59
snax top20
2021-01-01 14:09
1 reply
0/8 snax Top 1
2021-01-01 14:36
So it's happening huh
2021-01-01 14:11
Ez 4 GODreN and Zywoo
2021-01-01 14:11
1 reply
who ?
2021-01-01 14:29
where is chrisJ
2021-01-01 14:11
#63
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Europe X1gma
Mantuu best rookie
2021-01-01 14:12
XANTARES TOP1
2021-01-01 14:13
1 reply
max top 5... MAX
2021-01-01 19:49
top 5: s1mple zywoo device syrson ropz
2021-01-01 14:13
device #3 as usual
2021-01-01 14:14
1 reply
#194
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Pakistan LoOuU2
I feel for him.
2021-01-01 15:29
Goat s1mple top1
2021-01-01 14:14
3 replies
Why even
2021-01-01 14:16
#80
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
+1
2021-01-01 14:17
+1
2021-01-08 10:06
#72
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Australia B_Tannen
ZYWOO top 1 EASY!!!!
2021-01-01 14:14
I think zywoo is #1 but at what hour it comes out ?
2021-01-01 14:15
Let's gooooo! s1mple and electronic <3
2021-01-01 14:17
4 replies
#82
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
+1
2021-01-01 14:17
+1
2021-01-01 15:09
+11
2021-01-01 17:19
+1
2021-01-08 10:06
yesss
2021-01-01 14:17
#79
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
GOAT S1MPLE TOP 1 2020 SO EZ
2021-01-01 14:17
1 reply
+1 no doubts
2021-01-08 10:10
#83
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Namibia KhT
ok namibia will dominate the scene anyways
2021-01-01 14:17
2 replies
+1
2021-01-01 14:24
+1
2021-01-01 15:09
Go shox.
2021-01-01 14:18
#96
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United Kingdom Multiplism
Valde
2021-01-01 14:21
where is hltv admins with yearly top 20 prediction ? was fun af hltv.org/forums/threads/2216271/top-20-p..
2021-01-01 14:22
#101
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Finland Emvi
Will be interesting to see where the NA players will be. Maybe this year they should have top 20 players from the European circuit and top 10 players from the NA circuit seperately
2021-01-01 14:23
Jks gets top 20 ez clap
2021-01-01 14:23
#104
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Slovakia veeellys
ez for zywooo
2021-01-01 14:24
will zywoo make the top 20 list?
2021-01-01 14:27
3 replies
#121
rain | 
Kuwait roye
he will be 1st in the list im only not sure if thats because zywoo has many fans outside russian speaking countries or because s1mple has many haters.
2021-01-01 14:33
2 replies
#186
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India iamindian
Very interesting Personalitees ! Simple Top 1 . sorry mate for the spoiler
2021-01-01 15:25
1 reply
#193
rain | 
Kuwait roye
i feel like you wont age well
2021-01-01 15:29
i hope at least 2 fnatic and col players makes it to the top 20 we already know zywoo will be nr1 so rest is more interesting to me.
2021-01-01 14:32
1 reply
blamef, brollan and k0nfig 100%
2021-01-01 14:41
#119
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Turkey TiksavLee
Xantares and SyrsoN deserve top 10 this year. 1.14 and 1.11 raiting vs Top 30 Teams. And 1 Xanti 1 SyrsoN MVP avard. BIG placed 4th in the best teams ranking.
2021-01-01 14:32
2 replies
Syrson will probably be top 10, yes and Xantares a little further.
2021-01-01 14:43
1 reply
#169
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Turkey TiksavLee
Agree
2021-01-01 15:09
N1Ko Top 1 ez
2021-01-01 14:36
#133
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Czech Republic Sybas
This was literally the best idea HLTV ever get, to put the trophies and mvps and stuff, it would be so weird to have this year without it
2021-01-01 14:39
#137
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United Kingdom llitupuk
S1mple No 1
2021-01-01 14:40
1 reply
+1
2021-01-08 10:10
1. s1mple / zywoo 2. zywoo / s1mple 3. device
2021-01-01 14:43
1. ZywOo 2. s1mple 3. device 4. NiKo 5. blamef 6. ropz 7. electronic 8. Syrson 9. Hunter 10. stavn 11. yuurih 12. elige 13. magisk 14. brollan 15. dupreeh 16. k0nfig 17. mantuu 18. xantares 19. hen1 20. kscerato
2021-01-01 14:45
3 replies
#184
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Turkey TiksavLee
Xantares 1 MVP award and His Raiting better than Dupreeh and Magisk (vs Top 30 Team)
2021-01-01 15:23
1 reply
hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2020-01.. I only used tier1/2 events stats while making this
2021-01-01 15:58
marked
2021-01-01 17:58
Zywoo top 1 Shoxie and Kennys top 20
2021-01-01 14:52
is hunter gonna be there?
2021-01-01 14:55
1 reply
Yes
2021-01-01 15:08
the top 20 list is entirely based on players' contribution on the server that we could measure and keep track of over the course of 2020 and it doesn't take into consideration any external factors that may or may not have affected their performance. What does this mean no NA players or the opposite, can be interpreted both ways
2021-01-01 14:56
sergej R.I.P.
2021-01-01 14:59
#158
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Finland Teukkasd
gl
2021-01-01 15:00
how many cis/na(asia?kek) players?
2021-01-01 15:03
1 reply
#196
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Pakistan LoOuU2
CIS? Simple, Papatronic and a very little chance of Mir NA? Maybe someone from Ellige, NAF, Yurrih, Kscerato or Hen1 Asia? Kek
2021-01-01 15:31
s1mple zywoo device Niko blamF top 5 for me not quite sure about mir though (sh1ro degster and him are definitely talented) I hope mantuu can make the list
2021-01-01 15:04
1 reply
#288
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Cyprus galaxyv2
mantu wont make the list he has nice stats but he will have barely any evps if he makes the list he will be 20
2021-01-01 19:15
Cool Lets go s1mple and elec!
2021-01-01 15:08
Yes! s0mple #2
2021-01-01 15:10
Same players in the top 3 as last year, just maybe not in the same order ...
2021-01-01 15:10
Inb4 HEN1 on this top 20
2021-01-01 15:15
s1mple #1
2021-01-01 15:17
1 reply
ofc
2021-01-08 10:12
TOP 20 WILL BE JKS
2021-01-01 15:20
1 reply
#215
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Netherlands dabadpad
as in just kidding son..
2021-01-01 15:59
#181
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Sweden Sullijam
no baitF #1
2021-01-01 15:20
#185
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Portugal 69_mL
1. Ukraine Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
2021-01-01 15:24
Hey, nobody cares about TOP 20-3, let's start with TOP 2-1
2021-01-01 15:26
zywoo #1 ez
2021-01-01 15:28
how can ZywOo or even s1mple possibly be ahead of Device in any way? Device wins more majors and outperforms everyone at more majors than these two guys. I thought CS:GO was a team-game and having +kdr is good but not gamewinning. Device has been in top20 since 2013 and at best came 2nd even though he and Astralis were mauling all teams before them. If ZyWoo or S1mple or anyone else for that fact gets picked before Device for 1st spot, I call scam & write angry letter to valvo
2021-01-01 15:29
I hope TricoN brings back the Top 20 Prediction competition, though I don't feel like this year's list has as much weight as the previous ones, since famously some players perform differently online compared to LAN. (*cough cough* XANTARES)
2021-01-01 15:42
The boring statistic of best player in a team game. Place 1-5 astralia player, place 5-10 vitality players, place 11-15 navi players. Without the will to sacrifice yourself for your teammate (device) and just baiting (s1mple) you shouldn't be winning top1 because if you don't take your team to no1 you aren't the best player.
2021-01-01 15:44
2021-01-01 15:44
EZ FOR TESES
2021-01-01 15:47
zywho is so bad i think its gonna be s1mple for first location
2021-01-01 15:51
2 replies
6 mvp > 2 mvp cry is free
2021-01-01 16:32
1 reply
nt french s1mple is best he's mvp of katowice
2021-01-01 17:42
only gla1ve is missing
2021-01-01 15:52
1st. Dev1ce 2nd. Zywoo 3rd. S1mple 4th. Electronic 5th. NiKO 6th. Xyp9x 7th. Dupreeh 8th. Magisk 9th. Ropz 10th. Stavn
2021-01-01 15:59
3 replies
device KEKW KEKW KEKW
2021-01-01 16:17
marked
2021-01-01 17:58
#281
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Brazil pooternd
device will be top1 when s1mple and zywooo stop playing, nt delusional
2021-01-01 19:10
which time?
2021-01-01 16:03
#219
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United States Will767
Just announce it all at one time wtf
2021-01-01 16:08
2 replies
+1
2021-01-01 16:09
+1
2021-01-01 16:31
it will be almost the same list as last year guys
2021-01-01 16:24
1 reply
there where a couple of na players who are not getting that high
2021-01-01 16:40
aleksib #20
2021-01-01 16:36
1. s1mple 2. dev1ce 3. zywoo 4. ropz 5. xantares EZ
2021-01-01 16:42
i wouldn't be surprised if device gets top1 after top10 list
2021-01-01 16:49
2 replies
#261
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Denmark dyinbyran
are you dumb bro? Wdym? They ranked it based on prize money lol, even vit placed 3rd which no one expected.
2021-01-01 17:57
1 reply
Hahaha, you're not serious, are you? Mad Lions has the highest prize money, 2nd is Virtus Pro, 3rd is CoL, and 4th is Astralis. In prize money, OG is 8th and Mibr is 9th :D It's about team performance. The prize money is a coincidence. They best teams obviously win more and have more money. As for Vitality, their 3rd is deserved. Navi - 5 GrandFinals, 2 Group Finals, 6 Top3/Top4, 2 victories, 1 joint-victory. And I didn't even count Gamers without Borders Vitality - 6 GrandFinals, 2 Group Finals, 2 Top3/Top4, 2 victories, 1 joint-victory Also, different tournaments have very different weightages. Read my last topic post for that proof.
2021-01-01 18:11
#238
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Europe t.o.p
EASY FURIA AND LIQUID
2021-01-01 16:50
S1mple best JW bestest. ZywOo pog Ropz god Niko dog
2021-01-01 16:57
These year it loks more easy to chose at the very top.Also,it seems,the online era did not afekt the top players,other than expected tbh. 1.ZywOo 2.S1mple 3.Device 4.NiKo
2021-01-01 17:10
Xantares top 10
2021-01-01 17:13
1. S1mple 2. Zywoo 3. Device 4. Electronic 5. N1ko 6.Ropz 7.Blamef BOOKMARK THIS
2021-01-01 17:17
1 reply
ok
2021-01-01 17:58
Sry but zywoo top 1(objectively)
2021-01-01 17:21
where is shoxie :(
2021-01-01 17:23
imagine being in top5 for 6 years in a row... Device is legendary
2021-01-01 17:23
Too close btwn 1st two spots 3rd - Device 4th- Niko
2021-01-01 17:25
i got 50€ on zywoo #1, easiest money of my life
2021-01-01 17:30
1 reply
lc fans is always right
2021-01-01 17:59
first time we dont see any brazillians in top 20 ;-; time to be an astralis fan
2021-01-01 17:34
4 replies
that's 2019, in 2020 we had KSCERATO, yuurih and hen1, all of these 3 are gonna be on this list
2021-01-01 18:16
I doubt it, it depends on how much NA resultd are weighed.
2021-01-01 18:20
#292
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Brazil hugoooo
lol you missed by two reasons... last year no BR, and this year FURIA players will be there for sure
2021-01-01 19:31
1 reply
i though this photo was the top 20 of 2020
2021-01-01 20:03
zywoo > s2mple
2021-01-01 17:36
zywoo good player, but simple BEST play! simple #1
2021-01-01 17:53
I WAS HERE PogU
2021-01-01 18:00
1.Zywoo 51% sure 2.s1mple 49% sure
2021-01-01 18:38
1.ZyWoo 2.s1mple
2021-01-01 18:40
Fix your rating We all know how s0mple baits on saves and ecos and abuses awp Statpadding should not affect rating
2021-01-01 18:47
1 reply
#280
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Cyprus galaxyv2
you do realise how rating 2.0 and impact rating works right? or are you severely dense
2021-01-01 19:10
where is post? they always were posting in 20:00
2021-01-01 19:01
1 reply
#282
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Cyprus galaxyv2
1 hour
2021-01-01 19:10
Really funny how desilusional simple fans can be. Zywoo 2020 : 6 mvps, simple : 2 (and device btw 3). simple is great, no question about that, but this year Zywoo has been way more clutch, better when it mattered. Simple can still be n°1 again in the future, specially if he wins a major, but for 2020 there is no doubt for me.
2021-01-01 19:06
#283
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Finland Lupuu
1. allu 2. Aleksib 3. Aerial 4. suNny 5. Jamppi
2021-01-01 19:11
1 reply
#295
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Croatia Mikylm
Delusional...
2021-01-01 19:36
1-Dev1ce
2021-01-01 19:20
Here we go
2021-01-01 19:26
#294
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Ukraine vskgthree
1. s1mple
2021-01-01 19:34
1 reply
+1 always
2021-01-03 07:08
EZ FOR ZYWOOO BEST PLAYER IN 2020
2021-01-01 19:46
#299
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China fzy0814
in this age,we know just 2 can compete the last position. hope 2021 can back to lan events
2021-01-01 19:52
hope k0nfig will be somewhere, maybe top10
2021-01-01 20:16
1. Z1wOo 2. S2mple
2021-01-01 20:33
1 reply
s1mple #1 Z2WH0 #2
2021-01-03 07:09
19?
2021-01-01 20:51
Yeah, sure. Sergej and Ethan are in the list but noone from BIG! That means HLTV didn't even watch cs this year.
2021-01-01 22:12
#310
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Poland SebL
Here we go again. Let's go, I'm looking forward to seeing this.
2021-01-01 22:50
#311
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Brazil Midk39
I always find funny in this time of the year to look at past top 20 and see ZEUS in 2010 lol I wasn't playing at that time but I just can't imagine that being accurate
2021-01-01 23:59
1 reply
Back in the days, if Zeus hadn't been IGling, he would have been equaled skillwise to Edward who was top 5 player in the end of 1.6 era
2021-01-06 10:24
god brehze
2021-01-02 02:40
s2mple gg
2021-01-02 08:36
#316
arT | 
Canada Ble01
Oooooo
2021-01-02 08:48
Go shoxie
2021-01-02 10:13
aleksib top 1
2021-01-02 10:19
#320
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Sweden SweHunter
I hope all nip players going to be on the list
2021-01-02 12:04
2 replies
this is top 20 list not top 20000 list
2021-01-03 07:10
1 reply
Nice one😅
2021-01-04 12:12
Nice
2021-01-03 10:00
1 device 2 simple 3 zywoo
2021-01-03 11:55
If we can't agree on zywoo or simple being #1... We have to take devicei guess
2021-01-03 12:19
S1mple Top 1
2021-01-03 12:36
Top huinya
2021-01-03 20:23
!remindme Jan 20
2021-01-04 05:59
Are players of CIS region gonna be screwed this hard for not being in EU all the time, especially the RmRs?
2021-01-04 12:42
Zonic must be high in the list with this one: youtube.com/watch?v=PdOZjEmaAsQ
2021-01-04 16:42
1 reply
Top8 in 2011
2021-01-05 19:37
KRIMZ jks Brehze not expected.. Lets see how this ranking will go
2021-01-04 23:32
1 reply
#367
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Australia unihorny
jks was expected
2021-01-07 05:42
i love s1mple but think that ZyWhoO get top 1
2021-01-05 22:44
XANTARES first 20
2021-01-06 13:51
1. ZywOo 2. s1mple 3. device 4. NiKo 5. blameF 6. ropz 7. electronic 8. SyrsoN 9. HuNter 10. stavn 11. yuurih 12. EliGe 13. Magisk 14. dupreeh 15. Mantuu bump this on 20th
2021-01-06 15:38
1 reply
lol that was near
2021-01-19 04:26
ZywOo 1st
2021-01-06 19:50
14.broky
2021-01-06 20:16
1 reply
bruh
2021-01-07 00:38
#366
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France Divalvaro
#1 better be XiwOo and not zywoo like XiwOo is Better in anyway
2021-01-07 02:24
1 reply
XiwOo > ZywOo
2021-01-07 20:08
Hltv should consider declaring 2 rankings at a time like 20-19;18-17 or having 12 hrs difference instead of 24 between one another. The wait seems neverending.
2021-01-07 13:15
3 replies
#371
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Brazil hugoooo
Not their fault if you are anxious. For the 10th consecutive year they are announcing one per day, it always been like this and won't change. Also, be smarter, they obviously do this because in January the scene is always quiet because there are no tournaments, so by announcing one per day they make turn January into a very active year for the users.
2021-01-07 20:22
2 replies
#384
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Brazil hugoooo
Very active month* lol, not year
2021-01-08 20:20
yeah you're right...no matches. no news threads except the ranking for last 2-3 days. you're so smart.
2021-01-13 07:26
wtf is this list, who are these brazilians, been watching csgo since 2014 and dont know these nonamers who hasnt won anything significant but hltv onviously jump on the lulzil hype online corona train
2021-01-07 20:11
3 replies
#385
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Brazil hugoooo
They already beaten Astralis, Vitality and G2 on lan (bo3), if you don't follow the scene well it's your own problem
2021-01-08 20:21
2 replies
ONLINE RANDOM MATCHES
2021-01-10 19:40
1 reply
#395
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Brazil hugoooo
Yeah, lan finals... so random
2021-01-10 19:40
Not deserved in my opinion big only good team because online cs
2021-01-11 20:03
1 reply
«sd
2021-01-12 20:35
#399
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Ukraine EmErAJID
Sim0 0ls take n1
2021-01-11 21:01
how is brehze 20? hes a beast
2021-01-13 08:58
XANTARES PLEASE GOD
2021-01-13 11:56
Top 6 1- ZywOo 2- S1mple 3- Device 4- Niko 5- XANTARES 6- misutaaa ...
2021-01-14 13:43
2 replies
#410
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South America ZyvvOo
xantares, misutaa????
2021-01-14 20:11
Ok, talvez esses dois não.kk
2021-01-15 12:36
#409
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South America ZyvvOo
1- ZyvvOo 2- S1mple 3- Device 4- Niko 5- BlameF 6- eletronic
2021-01-14 20:10
2 replies
+1
2021-01-14 22:59
#415
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Germany Weasel98
1- S1mple 5- Xantares 6- BlameF i dont think electronic had as much impact on his team as Xantares (online gamer) and Blame f had on their team. Even though I think he should be in Top 20
2021-01-15 15:18
i wonder where eletronic would be
2021-01-15 19:31
2 replies
5th, I'm pretty sure
2021-01-16 10:41
1 reply
well you were right
2021-01-16 20:36
top5 now 1- Zywho 2- s2mple 3- Niko 4- device 5- eletronic
2021-01-16 14:43
1 reply
#475
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Ukraine slivdNhq
XDDDDD NIKO > DEVICE??? OKAY
2021-01-20 09:26
#419
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Ukraine slivdNhq
xantares not even in top 20 xd hltv hate turkish
2021-01-16 19:21
#420
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South America ZyvvOo
cry xantares fans kkkkkkkk
2021-01-16 20:34
#422
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Taiwan betkane
1 Zyw00 2 s1mple 3 Niko 4 device Ez
2021-01-16 21:13
Kscerato, krimz, brehze, jks, and hen1 don't deserve being in the top20. This is actually a joke. How can you have these players, but not have CadiaN, mantuu, Xantares, valde, K0nfig, mir, TeSeS, or TabseN? Actually licking NA's and Brazil's butt
2021-01-16 21:38
3 replies
#435
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South America ZyvvOo
hen1 and krimz deserves...
2021-01-18 02:32
2 replies
Yeah no. The 8 players I mentioned deserve it way more than hen1 and krimz do
2021-01-18 05:22
1 reply
#445
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South America ZyvvOo
say CadiaN, mantuu, Xantares, valde, K0nfig, mir, TeSeS, or TabseN achievements, evps, mvps on 2020 that were better than hen1 and krimz???????????
2021-01-18 16:46
TOP 5 players in one team?
2021-01-17 05:25
Arrange the last 4 spot with last top5 player Simple,Zywoo,Niko,Device,Vini
2021-01-17 09:40
#426
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Turkey nerpex
1-Zywoo 2-S1mple 3-Device 4-Niko
2021-01-17 11:00
1 reply
Simple first ma men, he's insane
2021-01-17 21:01
#429
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Moldova Arion34
S1mple top
2021-01-17 19:47
3 spots for cadiaN, device, s1mple and zywoo, who is out?!?!?!?!?!?
2021-01-17 20:54
#434
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South America ZyvvOo
1. ZyvvOo 2. S1mple cause GG.BET and Xtrfy (hltv rank) like to give back-to-back #1 medals for the same person
2021-01-18 02:31
#436
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Brazil Miado
COLDZERA?
2021-01-18 02:48
1 reply
KEK
2021-01-20 09:30
Elige did not deserve #8. 10 out of 15 events they attended were against against tier 2 noobs of NA (EG, Furia and, 100 thieves if u wish, were the only top tier teams). So, 67% of his achievements were against teams such as rebirth/ team one/ envy/ triumph, etc which really should not be counted at all or else there are players in tier 2 with better stats and should be in top 20 which is unfair. On top of that Liquid had only 1 title this year- ESL NA. The rest 5 events with top teams, he played good but certainly not good enough to be that high. I say he was better suited at #10 or #11. #8 is overrated for him this year. What do you guys say?
2021-01-18 06:27
2 replies
#441
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Japan Sebas_HZ
+1
2021-01-18 11:27
Fair interpretation :)
2021-01-18 23:03
#440
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Kyrgyzstan heinbrich
1-S1mple 2-Zywoo 3-Device in fact it is obvious cuz if we look at tournaments of this year , last big one is IEM KATOWICE 2020 , and Na`Vi won it easily . if we consider games against the top 20, and the top 5 teams they played against, then simple has better statistics . BUT Zywoo deservedly received 6 MVP`s , S1mple got only 2 . But as we have already noticed the number of mvp does not greatly affect the player's position in the rating . Of course, we can take into account the RMR tournaments in which Navi played against relatively weak teams when Zywoo played with the top of the European division. But it should be noted that these were online games. If these games were played in LAN format, I don't think Navi would have lost a lot of matches in which he played worse than usual due to ping that ranged from 50 to 70, but Zywoo played on servers in Europe. where ping response was much better from 20 to 50 maximum. And as we all know, ping is essential in the game and we must not forget that they both play in sniper positions and even a small change in ping can affect the game. I hope htlv will make the right and honest choice .
2021-01-18 11:02
2 replies
I would like hltv to rank the players' positions in the Top, just like you ... But I doubt that there is an error with the prospect of good ping, in this case, finally, the entire top should be changed, who played on distant servers ... Unfortunately, not logical ...
2021-01-18 20:09
#504
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Mongolia OMgL
How did you write a whole essay and still got it wrong
2021-01-22 01:54
s1mple Zywoo Dev1ce most logical
2021-01-18 14:30
Dev1ce doesn't deserve a top 3 finish for the year especially when he didn't even play for 3 months. And using the same logic I don't think electronic deserves the number 5 spot either move up ropz and blameF for playing consistently amazing the entire year.
2021-01-18 18:42
Spoiler top 1-3: 1. Zywoo 2. Simple 3. Device
2021-01-18 20:01
I think it will be 1. s1mple
2021-01-18 20:12
1. S1mple 2. Zywoo 3.Device
2021-01-18 20:54
Lol no xantares peek. Even no art no fat niko. Just bunch a goood players from 2019. Joke list
2021-01-19 00:07
1 reply
#474
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Ukraine slivdNhq
why krimz here XD
2021-01-20 09:22
#455
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Romania ukhcsgo
Congratulations ZywOo 2x best of the world.
2021-01-19 02:11
1 reply
+1
2021-01-19 04:17
1. s1mple ?
2021-01-19 16:27
#461
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Ukraine Xe0m
if s1mple will be #1 i will delete csgo
2021-01-19 18:47
4 replies
#464
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Turkey Kaantas29
why ?
2021-01-19 23:18
#470
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Ukraine FKomar11
you can already open steam
2021-01-20 08:32
2 replies
Yes to update his csgo KEKW
2021-01-21 06:54
#503
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Ukraine Xe0m
B)
2021-01-21 22:59
1 year waiting for number 1 Omg
2021-01-19 20:04
what date is it today
2021-01-19 21:51
1 reply
january 18th
2021-01-20 18:44
#466
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Indonesia FinZzz
So....where is it?
2021-01-20 07:14
4 replies
20:00
2021-01-20 07:42
3 replies
#472
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Indonesia FinZzz
K thanks mate
2021-01-20 09:15
what time zone is that
2021-01-20 19:45
1 reply
CET
2021-01-21 18:26
#468
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Ukraine FKomar11
Today it will be
2021-01-20 08:14
wuhu
2021-01-20 08:17
#473
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Ukraine ZeRLI
ZywOo<S1mple
2021-01-20 09:20
PauseChamp ....
2021-01-20 12:00
#478
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Portugal xXSilvax
somple top 1
2021-01-20 13:23
ez4s1mple
2021-01-20 14:49
#481
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Canada iviike
It's obviously Zywoo #1. S1mple #2.
2021-01-20 15:41
ez for s1mple
2021-01-20 18:12
1 reply
Didn't age well kek
2021-01-20 20:06
#483
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Estonia SimiQ
s1mple number one!!!
2021-01-20 18:35
1 reply
in your dreams xD
2021-01-20 20:07
#489
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France Asviix
SO EZ FOR ZYWOO
2021-01-20 20:08
#491
clax | 
Russia ILTk
wtff
2021-01-20 20:25
expected ez for zywoo
2021-01-20 20:26
bad list
2021-01-20 21:34
1 reply
+1
2021-01-20 23:39
Sorry but this ranking is not worth anything .... How to explain that a team (Vitality) is at the top of the HLTV ranking one third of the year and only finds itself with one player in this ranking ???
2021-01-21 00:15
1 reply
#505
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United States hjhjghj23
cause z1woo is a god?
2021-01-23 00:22
lul
2021-01-21 10:06
Why did Zywoo get to be 1th Simple and Dev1ce is so much better. And he plays so Boring.
2021-01-21 11:21
robbed
2021-01-24 02:58
#512
ropz | 
India icle
Online era list
2021-01-27 16:58
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