Top 20 players of 2020: jks (19)

A consistently high level throughout the year, combined with strong showings in playoffs and against the best teams in the world, sees Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage place 19th on the top 20 players of 2020 list, powered by GG.BET and Xtrfy.

Top 20 players of 2020: Introduction

Hailing from Australia, a country isolated from the rest of the world in many things, including Counter-Strike, jks was only introduced to the global audience in 2014, after earning a spot on the region's best team Vox Eminor. The team, featuring Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill, had dominated the local competition and repeatedly secured qualifier spots for overseas events, and joining them was the obvious route forward in the then-18-year-old's career.

The youngster was thrown into the deep end immediately, with his first HLTV-featured match being at the ESL One Cologne 2014 Major, where his team was swiftly eliminated by Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz's Dignitas and Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub's Titan. Despite the cold shower in Europe (0.66 rating across two maps), jks was quick to become the shining star of the team. A 1.34 rating at Gfinity 2015 Spring Masters 2, where he faced some of the best teams in the world, showed a glimpse of his potential, but it took some time before that kind of performance became the norm.

While playing under Vox Eminor, the Australian team wasn't competing professionally. jks balanced Counter-Strike and studying at a university, while other members had full-time jobs to go alongside their playing career. That situation changed in June 2015, when the roster was signed by Renegades off the back of a couple of promising showings at international events. The new organization also uprooted the team from their Australian homes and set them up in the United States, where they competed against a higher caliber of opponents on a regular basis.

"We didn't really know what to expect, but we were all really excited to take the next step so we could start playing full time. It wasn't something we had been able to do since we were working or studying full time at home. I think we had mixed results just because we were still really inexperienced and we weren't living in the most productive environment either. The hardest part is being away from family and friends, and missing things that are happening at home. Over the years it's become more manageable and you learn new ways to cope with it, but it's still sometimes difficult." jks said in January of 2020

jks' consistency picked up in 2016, as he settled into playing within the North American region, but the team stagnated. "We weren't living in the most productive environment", jks admitted in an interview, as despite roster changes, Renegades struggled to make an impact at Major Qualifiers or big international events, fluctuating around the 25th spot in the world rankings.

Failing to progress past Major qualifiers saw Renegades introduce international players to the fold

Breaking up the all-Aussie band and getting international players into the roster proved to be beneficial for jks and co., as it brought new ideas and perspectives to the fold. Aleksandar "⁠kassad⁠" Trifunović, Noah "⁠Nifty⁠" Francis, and Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković joined the squad, with the latter being quickly replaced by Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic. The Canadian's arrival had the biggest impact on jks individually, as he had to change his role and take the backseat in the team for the first time in the career, as NAF was the one being set up to success.

With respectable showings from jks, and NAF putting up an MVP-worthy performance, Renegades managed to win their first event, SL i-League Invitational Shanghai, before the end of 2017. Disregarding Asian Minors, this remains the only international tournament jks has won in his career.

Moving on to 2018, when Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad came into the lineup to replace NAF, jks reached another milestone with Renegades - his first Big event playoff reached, at StarSeries i-League Season 4. Numerous group stage exits followed, however, leading to more roster changes later in the year. Dipping back into the Oceanic region to pick up Sean "⁠Gratisfaction⁠" Kaiwai and Jay "⁠Liazz⁠" Tregillgas reinvigorated the team, with jks also showing great individual form at his final event of 2018, the ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals. The 1.35 rating he averaged at the tournament remains his best showing at a Big Event to date, and a sign of what was to come in the following year.

jks and Renegades surpassed expectations in 2019

It is hard to describe 2019 as jks' breakout year, as he had been on the radar since his move to North America, but that was when things finally clicked and he found consistency - both individually, and as a part of Renegades. jks started the year hot, powering his team to a playoff finish at the IEM Katowice Major, and he didn't let his foot off the gas as the year progressed. Renegades made it one step further at the second Major of the year, placing 3-4th at StarLadder Berlin. To close off the year, after switching to 100 Thieves, the squad reached their first Big Event grand final at IEM Beijing 2019.

jks was the main driving force behind that success, pushing a team that had never broken into the top 10 to reach fifth place in the world rankings. To cap off a number of historic moments for Australian Counter-Strike, jks also became the first player from his region to enter HLTV's top 20 ranking as he was named the 15th best player of 2019 after a year in which he averaged a 1.15 LAN rating and excelled in playoffs and crucial matches. The only stains on his near-perfect 2019 were an underwhelming showing on home soil (IEM Sydney, 0.89 rating) and a quiet final event of the year (ESL Pro League S10 Finals, 0.86 rating).

"I guess what I had in mind at the end of 2019 was just trying to work on being more open and vocal with everyone. I could always say what I wanted to in the team, but I felt like I could always say a bit more instead of keeping it in. Maybe it could have made us better as a team, fixed more issues, or prevented certain things from happening. In 100 Thieves we became a better team in 2019 by doing that so it only made sense, and I think I got a lot better at it in 2020. Since joining Complexity I have realized I need to work on it more, though, because we have a team where everyone comes from a different background and might have a different way of reacting to things that happen or are said."

Australiajks
2020 Tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
IEM Katowice
(5-6th)
1.15 (1st, +14%) 81.3 0.71 0.62 1.13 72.0%
EPL Season 11 NA
(5th)
1.11 (2nd, +5%) 74.9 0.66 0.58 1.04 73.9%
ESL RtR NA
(6th)
1.14 (2nd, +6%) 75.2 0.71 0.58 1.03 74.7%
DH Masters Spring NA
(3rd)
1.24 (1st, +12%) 87.3 0.80 0.64 1.31 73.6% EVP
cs_summit 6 NA
(4th)
1.29 (1st, +17%) 91.1 0.77 0.62 1.41 74.2% EVP
ESL Cologne NA
(5-6th)
1.04 (1st, +6%) 76.5 0.67 0.70 1.06 68.8%
EPL Season 12 NA
(2nd)
1.18 (1st, +7%) 83.2 0.74 0.62 1.08 76.3% EVP
IEM New York NA
(2nd)
1.19 (1st, +8%) 83.9 0.76 0.62 1.10 74.7% EVP
IEM Beijing EU
(3-4th)
1.11 (3rd, +3%) 73.2 0.69 0.59 1.05 74.3%
DHM Winter EU
(5-8th)
0.88 (5th, -13%) 64.2 0.55 0.67 0.81 66.8%
IEM Global Challenge
(7-8th)
0.96 (1st, +17%) 73.0 0.66 0.74 0.88 70.2%
5%+ above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

jks's 2020 followed a similar pattern to that of the previous year. After an underwhelming showing in the group stage of BLAST Premier Spring, his team ventured to IEM Katowice. Unlike in 2019, the event wasn't a Major, but it was one of the most stacked events in the history of CS:GO, and one of only two notable LAN events that took place in the pandemic-plagued year.

He came in hot at the tournament, averaging a 1.15 rating as 100 Thieves recovered from 16-3, 16-2 maulings by G2 and made the playoffs by defeating TYLOO, Evil Geniuses, and mousesports. jks was at his best in the quarter-finals against fnatic (1.35 rating), but that wasn't quite enough as the Swedes took the series 2-0 after two 19-16 overtime victories.

"Our lower bracket run over EG and mousesports to the playoffs at IEM Katowice, after being destroyed by G2 in our opener, was probably the best moment [of the year]. I remember it was such a long day, but after winning two long BO3s we were so relieved. There were a lot of good moments living in LA with the old team, and deciding to take a new personal challenge to go to Complexity was also a big one.

"On the other hand, having to say goodbye to the old team was really tough, not being able to see family and friends because of COVID, and ending the year on some rough results were difficult moments as well."

As 100 Thieves returned to North America and the global pandemic saw all competitions split into regions and played online, jks' form didn't suffer. In ESL Pro League Season 11 and ESL One Road to Rio, which stretched from late March until early May, he recorded a 1.11 and 1.14 rating respectively, albeit 100 Thieves only managed to place 5th and 6th, respectively. These were also the only two events with the Australian team in 2020 in which he wasn't the highest-rated performer of his squad, as he was edged out first by jkaem and then by Gratisfaction.

jks and co. parted ways with kassad in April, adding Chet as their coach

The 25-year-old hit peak form in the middle of the year. He showed brilliant form in DreamHack Masters Spring North America, in which he faced off against all of the best teams in the region and earned his first Exceptionally Valuable Player award (EVP) of the year. Pushing 100 Thieves to a third-place finish, jks averaged a 1.24 rating alongside 0.80 kills per round and a 1.31 impact rating, and had a memorable series against FURIA, which he lost despite posting a 73-43 K-D.

Another EVP-worthy performance followed in cs_summit 6, the second Regional Major Ranking event of the year. The competition wasn't as tough as in DreamHack Masters Spring, but jks pushed his level even further, having just one below-1.00 rated map out of 9 played, and a 1.29 average rating. Playing against Liquid, Cloud9, Chaos, and Gen.G, he reached his personal peaks for the year in terms of ADR (91.1) and Impact (1.41), but an upset loss to Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele's team in the playoffs cost the Australians a chance to fight for the title.

"Having to live in one location for the majority of 2020 gave me a better opportunity at just having a healthier lifestyle and having a regular daily routine. I'm grateful that I've got to see different parts of the world by traveling to events, but after doing it for a few years now it was nice to just to slow down for a bit and have somewhat of a normal lifestyle (despite the pandemic, of course), while still actually being able to play CS. I think the year was a bit underwhelming because we had to play the same teams over and over, but having that consistency outside of the game is really nice."

Returning from the summer player break, jks cooled off a bit and had just an average showing in ESL One Cologne North America, in which 100 Thieves placed 5-6th. At this point, things started looking worrying for the team that had begun the year as No.7 in the world as they had dropped to 18th by the middle of August. Even though jks was in great individual form, 100 Thieves were nowhere near the level they had reached in 2019 and failed to reach the finals of North American events.

They were able to finally do that in the last two tournaments that jks played under the 100 Thieves banner: ESL Pro League Season 12 North America and IEM New York North America. He was on point in both tournaments, earning EVP mentions with 1.18 and 1.19 ratings, respectively. In the latter tournament, jks also secured 11 clutches (from 17 maps played), a year-high for him.

FURIA, who had been gaining momentum since the midway point of the year, defeated 100 Thieves in the finals of both events, denying jks the chance to say farewell to his team in style. As the North American organization expressed a wish to step back from CS:GO, jks accepted the offer to join Complexity, leaving the Australian core behind and parting ways with Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward, who had been his teammate for six years.

"I definitely had doubts about leaving the team. If you play with the same team for such a long time you get really comfortable with your surroundings and having those same people in your life every day. I wasn't really worried about my individual skill when leaving the team because I’m confident in my own skill and I have a better idea now of what I need to do in order to play well, but more so just leaving behind what we had as a team. I think what we had in 100 Thieves was really unique just because we were together for so long, so we built a good relationship with each other, and it's hard to replicate that in a short amount of time."

Throughout 2020, jks consistently showed in playoffs matches

Moving across the pond to join the team led by Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer and fill in the void left by Owen "⁠oBo⁠" Schlatter's abrupt departure, jks hit the ground running. In IEM Beijing-Haidian (1.11 event rating, 83.9 ADR, 1.10 playoffs rating), his first event featuring European competition since IEM Katowice, the Australian had great series against fnatic, Natus Vincere, and BIG, only falling short against Vitality, who swept his new team in convincing fashion. However, he wasn't able to keep up the same form as things progressed with Complexity, hitting an end-of-year slump.

The poor form started in DreamHack Masters Winter Europe, in which Complexity managed a 5-8th placing, but jks struggled even although his squad solely faced off against teams ranked 8th in the world or lower. Finishing only 40% of maps played with a 1.00+ rating, and posting an average rating of 0.88, it was a write-off event very similar to his ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals showing at the end of 2019.

"I don't think I can really pin it [the slump] down to one thing because I think there are a lot of factors, in and out of the game, and some which should be kept private as a team. I think the biggest thing for myself, though, is that it's my first time being in a completely new team, and I didn't know if I was going to have the smoothest start and just blow everyone out of the water. Of course, I wanted to and I was disappointed at the time, but that's kind of an unrealistic expectation. I think I just need more time to get comfortable with all the new changes and over time I'll become more consistent."

Adding to it, Complexity's final event of 2020 was the IEM Global Challenge, where they had Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo stand in for Valentin "⁠poizon⁠" Vasilev, who was ruled out due to an emergency surgery. This was the third time in the year Complexity had to play with a temporary player, having previously fielded coach Jamie "⁠keita⁠" Hall and former Nordavind member Niels-Christian "⁠NaToSaphiX⁠" Sillassen.

Without their AWPer, Complexity was not up to par with the elite competition at IEM Global Challenge, and was swiftly eliminated at the hands of Astralis and Natus Vincere. As a result, jks recorded another below-1.00 rated tournament finishing back-to-back events in the red for the first time since 2018. A worrying sign for the Australian was also that he only managed one clutch across his last two events, a category he usually excels at.

Nevertheless, jks is content with how his year went, especially after hearing that he managed to make the HLTV Top 20 for the second time. For 2021, he aims to get more comfortable within Complexity in order to continue on the path he has been on.

"I was pretty surprised [to make the top 20], to be honest, mostly because I wasn't thinking that I was going to make the cut. There weren't any big LAN events, with the exception of IEM Katowice, so I thought it would be hard without playing any big events with the EU teams. I also didn't have the best end to the year either, so it was a nice surprise, to say the least. But with that being said, I'm just really happy to have made it twice in a row now, regardless of everything that happened last year.

"[In 2021,] I'm looking forward to becoming more comfortable within the team and improving from where we are now. We have the potential to be a really great team in Complexity, so hopefully this year it shows. I have a few personal goals, but ultimately, I just want to put in more work and push myself further."

Why was jks the 19th best player of 2020?

jks earned his second consecutive appearance in the HLTV Top 20 as one of the best players in North America, showing great consistency throughout the year. He excelled at closing out rounds with a total of 64 1vXs won (10th best), or 0.51 clutches per map (highest overall).

"I think I'm best at clutches when I'm confident and comfortable, of course. I've always been set up to close the round out and that's probably why I have so much experience at it. I'm not really sure what the exact reason is, but I have noticed that since joining Complexity I do overthink a lot whenever I'm in those clutch situations, and I didn't really have that issue before, so I guess that's something I need to work on."

He was also one of the best at utility damage (7.3 uADR, 6th highest), trade kills (0.16 per round, 6th highest), and round-to-round consistency (73.6% KAST, 9th highest). All of that helped him to have a 79.0 ADR and 1.12 rating across the year (13th and 15th highest, respectively), making him a standout player.

The Australian earned four EVPs throughout the year, and while none of them came from Elite events, he came close to making the cut at IEM Katowice, the most competitive tournament of the year, and in IEM Beijing, his first event with Complexity. While jks didn't face the highest caliber of opponents as often as other players in the ranking, he proved his quality when he was given the opportunity as shown by his 1.13 rating from 20 maps played against top5 teams and a 1.13 Big Event playoff rating.

In the end, the level of play he showed against the best in the world and in the most important matches saw him beat Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte to the 19th place on this list, but the poor end-of-year form and the lack of Elite events played prevented him from finishing higher or outdoing his 15th place from 2019.

Bold Prediction

When asked for a player to watch in 2021 and beyond, jks named Triumph's Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson. The 20-year-old AWPer averaged a 1.13 rating last year and was a key component in his team's victory over Liquid in the semi-finals of IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 North America, earning them their best placing to date.

United States Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson

"I think junior has the potential to be a really good player on a top team. Whenever I've played against or watched him, he has a good impact as an AWPer. I think just needs more experience."

Stay tuned to our Top 20 players of 2020 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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Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1015
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1349
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
796
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1017
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
820
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
United States Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Age:
17
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
282
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.16
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.09
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
920
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1619
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
865
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1071
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Jamie 'keita' Hall
Jamie 'keita' Hall
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
84
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.11
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
586
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1817
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Zywoo didnt take the #19 spot? This 100% means that Zywoo didnt make it in the top 20 of 2020
2021-01-02 20:00
58 replies
im suprised s1mple isnt even in top 20, he should've been 20th
2021-01-02 20:00
15 replies
Zywho?
2021-01-02 20:03
12 replies
s0mple?
2021-01-02 20:03
10 replies
Polish virtus.throw?
2021-01-02 20:05
4 replies
2021-01-02 20:07
Russian virtus.throw is better bro
2021-01-02 20:12
imagine not qualifying since 2019 berlin major to a decent tier 1 tourney LULW, or going out first, second.
2021-01-02 20:14
1 reply
you mean polish cs scene?
2021-01-03 04:19
Can you not? We all know they are both great players, and I think there will be a hard fought spot for the numer 2 placement. (Olof #1 obviously)
2021-01-02 20:06
2 replies
Nt 2015
2021-01-02 20:08
#286
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Czech Republic imotfhere
+1
2021-01-03 01:32
zywh0?
2021-01-02 20:20
zywho????????
2021-01-03 11:38
HLTV no.1 player and god of CS:GO.
2021-01-03 04:13
stfu n00b very ls total unskilled tr4sh .I. b0t
2021-01-02 22:34
+1 lul
2021-01-02 20:00
That's hilarious xddd
2021-01-02 20:01
4 replies
#86
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Portugal S4muca
he just copy pasted
2021-01-02 20:02
3 replies
That's hilarious xddd
2021-01-02 20:03
2 replies
#171
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Norway aleeips
he just copy pasted
2021-01-02 20:21
he just copy pasted
2021-01-02 20:44
Nah, he is #18 for sure, just behind Lobanjica and TaZ
2021-01-02 20:00
2 replies
And ocean
2021-01-02 20:03
LOBANJICA TOP 1 2020 MAN B)
2021-01-02 20:06
#75
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Namibia KhT
why #1 deleted everyone was doing f5 to get that spot
2021-01-02 20:01
3 replies
cuz i said ez for naf when it was jks
2021-01-02 20:02
1 reply
Deserved
2021-01-02 20:03
i deserve it more
2021-01-02 20:03
haha, #1 got nuked
2021-01-02 20:01
8 replies
Jonathan E got angry and removed someone's #1
2021-01-02 20:02
7 replies
it was mine
2021-01-02 20:02
6 replies
what did you write?
2021-01-02 20:03
4 replies
ez for naf, obviously they knew i copy pasted cuz i got it wrong
2021-01-02 20:03
3 replies
Salty HLTV admins
2021-01-02 20:09
Deserved for F5’ing
2021-01-02 20:12
1 reply
i didnt f5, i cmd + r 😼
2021-01-02 20:14
nt
2021-01-02 20:03
#99
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Romania Anonym20
lmfao
2021-01-02 20:03
try to be more original next time, this joke was used yesterday on s0mple.. regards.
2021-01-02 20:05
4 replies
what joke??? i honestly think zywoo didnt make it but we all know s1mple will be top 1
2021-01-02 20:07
3 replies
i.imgur.com/0AEEXOT.png expected from s0mple fans xddddd
2021-01-02 20:08
2 replies
these are two different comments, and we all know s1mple top 1, so not funny
2021-01-02 20:09
1 reply
0/8
2021-01-02 20:20
+1
2021-01-02 20:04
bruh hahahahah :D
2021-01-02 20:04
hahaah
2021-01-02 20:19
+1 lmao
2021-01-02 20:28
cringe s0mple fan
2021-01-02 20:29
you had it copied and ready didn't you
2021-01-02 20:34
hahaha. typical funny s1mple's dog ahahaha funny noob
2021-01-02 21:25
Deserved
2021-01-02 21:41
your m0m d3ad very ls total unskilled tr4sh .I. n00b
2021-01-02 22:33
1 reply
+1
2021-01-03 00:19
+1 Cuddleboy did nothing wrong.
2021-01-03 03:48
#322
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Lithuania Nowne
Zywoo is #0 - no one ever will get close to him :D
2021-01-03 10:10
1 reply
close to him at being bad?
2021-01-03 12:50
nice
2021-01-02 20:00
2 replies
1 reply
No
2021-01-03 15:26
ez
2021-01-02 20:00
ZywOo better
2021-01-02 20:00
unexpected
2021-01-02 20:00
1 reply
i think it was pretty expected, he is good , just under the radar
2021-01-06 08:05
#7
mika | 
Germany ArcadeX
nice jks
2021-01-02 20:00
Lol
2021-01-02 20:00
big
2021-01-02 20:00
4 replies
jks is from Complexity 👍
2021-01-02 20:04
3 replies
ah ok thx
2021-01-02 20:07
2 replies
ur welcome 👍 always here to help 👍
2021-01-02 23:41
1 reply
thank you brother!
2021-01-02 23:51
Congrats S1m9le!
2021-01-02 20:00
1 reply
nt
2021-01-02 20:12
#11
ZywOo | 
India aR__
Ah yes true ture
2021-01-02 20:00
this was s1mples last change, sad to see such a good baiter not make it into the top 20
2021-01-02 20:00
2 replies
I think he can still make it as 18th because of his excellent bating in Katowice
2021-01-02 21:40
1 reply
#319
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United States GGtho
Nt
2021-01-03 07:20
gg
2021-01-02 20:00
POG
2021-01-02 20:00
ez
2021-01-02 20:00
ez
2021-01-02 20:00
wow
2021-01-02 20:00
#18
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Portugal S4muca
wow
2021-01-02 20:00
Nice
2021-01-02 20:00
Pog
2021-01-02 20:00
first
2021-01-02 20:00
expected
2021-01-02 20:00
WTF
2021-01-02 20:00
zywho robbed lul
2021-01-02 20:00
7 replies
+1 zywh0 fans malding KEKW
2021-01-02 20:00
robbed? so u believe he deserved to be in the list?
2021-01-02 20:38
5 replies
s0mple fans above
2021-01-02 21:55
#268
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Finland dvlx
wait for a few days to cry will be free
2021-01-02 23:48
3 replies
i wont cry because im a s1mple fan, not zywoo
2021-01-02 23:51
2 replies
#272
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Finland dvlx
just wait for it xD
2021-01-02 23:51
1 reply
nt clown9 fan You should be crying now on your team
2021-01-03 06:23
god
2021-01-02 20:00
#26
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Namibia KhT
0/8
2021-01-02 20:00
#27
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Brazil rZz
nice
2021-01-02 20:00
wtf
2021-01-02 20:00
naaH 11
2021-01-02 20:00
didnt expect it to be jks
2021-01-02 20:00
nice1
2021-01-02 20:00
JKS POGGG
2021-01-02 20:00
#34
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United States NA_KEKW
???? What
2021-01-02 20:00
#35
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Europe X1gma
lul
2021-01-02 20:00
ez
2021-01-02 20:00
I knew jks would be 19 or 20, deserved
2021-01-02 20:01
#38
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Deserved for Mr. Savage. Sad for the bois but I hope Complexity can figure out their problems and roles clashes and get Poizon consistent cause that team is destined for greatness.
2021-01-02 20:01
#39
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Estonia Eduzera
what
2021-01-02 20:00
what
2021-01-02 20:00
#41
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Serbia LtN))
Nice
2021-01-02 20:00
#42
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Argentina Demonark
Expect3f
2021-01-02 20:00
NICE
2021-01-02 20:00
#44
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Germany Hakantngr
UNDESERVED
2021-01-02 20:00
1 reply
ikr wtf
2021-01-02 20:01
#45
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Turkey TiksavLee
Cong.
2021-01-02 20:00
awww yeah
2021-01-02 20:00
#48
flusha | 
Spain IMV_
Totally deserved!
2021-01-02 20:00
Ayyyyy
2021-01-02 20:00
#50
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Denmark Nt_NoScene
s1mple top 1 2020
2021-01-02 20:00
12 replies
+1 no doubts
2021-01-02 20:00
+1
2021-01-02 20:01
+1
2021-01-02 20:30
#187
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Belgium lil_vodka
would be good for him but i think zywoo will take it away from him
2021-01-02 20:30
0/8
2021-01-02 20:41
2 replies
nt no scene
2021-01-03 06:24
1 reply
cry free
2021-01-03 11:10
+1 ofc
2021-01-02 21:18
Nope S2mple again
2021-01-02 23:06
3 replies
Flag
2021-01-03 03:35
+1
2021-01-03 05:15
flag checks out
2021-01-03 06:24
#52
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Russia ToughGuy
What
2021-01-02 20:00
1 reply
nt tough guy flair
2021-01-02 20:16
pog
2021-01-02 20:00
jks biggest fan will be delighted
2021-01-02 20:00
#58
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Yugoslavia NoNamer0
Gg
2021-01-02 20:00
#59
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
ez
2021-01-02 20:00
sheesh
2021-01-02 20:00
wtf how?
2021-01-02 20:00
WTF HE IS BETTER
2021-01-02 20:00
#66
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United States Fordring
What?
2021-01-02 20:00
#69
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Czech Republic JameS_19
Niiice, I didnt expect him, even though he is one of my favorite players
2021-01-02 20:01
god
2021-01-02 20:01
#73
yes | 
Russia Kirdikz
wat
2021-01-02 20:01
sexy jks
2021-01-02 20:01
#78
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Serbia CoVRa
Nice
2021-01-02 20:01
ok
2021-01-02 20:01
Deserved
2021-01-02 20:02
1 reply
flag checks out
2021-01-02 20:26
How? Joke ranking
2021-01-02 20:02
#84
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
interesting
2021-01-02 20:02
#85
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Lebanon Dogman69
expected
2021-01-02 20:02
Brehze played better than jks
2021-01-02 20:02
#88
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Germany Zackst3rz
ok
2021-01-02 20:02
#90
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Romania babyvasy
rip for s1mple...he cant make top 20 now :(((
2021-01-02 20:02
#92
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Brazil 1mig
Nice
2021-01-02 20:02
#100
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Finland Emvi
lmao this list is a joke, how is the na bot farming enough for both brezhe and jks to make the list
2021-01-02 20:03
6 replies
+1
2021-01-02 20:05
2 replies
#121
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Finland Emvi
naf next inb4
2021-01-02 20:05
1 reply
lol true. s1mple, device, zywoo not in the ranking :D
2021-01-02 20:06
top 19 player for farming against mythic and chaos LOL
2021-01-02 20:19
2 replies
wtf mythic goat team
2021-01-02 20:22
Laughable
2021-01-02 23:05
Nice
2021-01-02 20:03
#106
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Finland Teukkasd
expected
2021-01-02 20:03
#107
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Europe PiapA
oki doki
2021-01-02 20:04
#108
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Brazil hugoooo
Oh man this makes me so hyped to believe that three FURIA players will actually make it
2021-01-02 20:04
#109
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Chile nachooww
deserved
2021-01-02 20:04
#111
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Turkey PhauX
expected
2021-01-02 20:04
Deserved jks is a monster
2021-01-02 20:04
Called it
2021-01-02 20:05
Interesting
2021-01-02 20:05
LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO WHAT A JOKE
2021-01-02 20:05
I don't think jks will reach top 20 next year in COL
2021-01-02 20:05
OK XANTARES, k0nfig, mantuu or valde out of the top for jks
2021-01-02 20:06
3 replies
#179
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Sweden Rheniel
Xantares and valde make it 100%
2021-01-02 20:27
Mantuu is very impressive, but perhaps not consistant enough over the whole year?
2021-01-03 11:34
Xantares will be top 20
2021-01-03 12:16
#128
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Europe ilok
lol what?
2021-01-02 20:06
What about s1mple?
2021-01-02 20:06
8 replies
s1mple #1 2020
2021-01-02 20:09
1 reply
+1
2021-01-02 20:13
1 in his name. #1 in the game
2021-01-02 20:13
5 replies
#175
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Sweden Rheniel
Guardian has no 1 in his name nt
2021-01-02 20:26
1 reply
who?? I didn't see this name in any team of 2020
2021-01-02 21:38
0 in his name. #21 in the game
2021-01-02 22:04
dev1ce has a 1 in his name too
2021-01-02 23:42
I wasnt known this details
2021-01-03 03:56
not deserved. Jks is a good player but he didnt perform good in Europe against tier1 teams
2021-01-02 20:07
JKS over Brehze ???????
2021-01-02 20:07
3 replies
i dont get it either. no mvps, worse stats, both played bad in EU.
2021-01-02 20:08
brehze bot confirmed
2021-01-02 20:10
axaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2021-01-03 02:46
nice
2021-01-02 20:07
#148
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Denmark Zetix02
Deserves better
2021-01-02 20:11
#149
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Russia Syonamaru
should be in top 15 at least
2021-01-02 20:11
POG DESERVED
2021-01-02 20:11
#153
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Lithuania Mariata
WTFF NICE DESERVED
2021-01-02 20:12
LETS GO MR SAVAGE
2021-01-02 20:13
#159
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Australia popoto
DESERVED
2021-01-02 20:13
1 reply
flag checks out
2021-01-02 20:26
so does that mean we'll se yuurih, kscerato and hen1 in top 20?
2021-01-02 20:18
2 replies
#184
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Asia Blitzer
and elige and naf and cerq i mean they all performed better than jks and if jks is in the top 20...
2021-01-02 20:29
1 reply
so 8 NA players in top 20? yikes
2021-01-02 22:31
biggest downfall ever
2021-01-02 20:19
nice
2021-01-02 20:19
deserved
2021-01-02 20:19
what? this year's top 20 is senseless
2021-01-02 20:21
Teses in Top18 EZ
2021-01-02 20:24
#174
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Sweden Rheniel
GODKS
2021-01-02 20:25
LETS GOOOOO JKS BESTEST
2021-01-02 20:27
#180
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Asia Blitzer
WHAT A SHIT SHOW SO FAR
2021-01-02 20:27
#181
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Brazil YUB8
how??
2021-01-02 20:28
#182
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Sweden Rheniel
Top 15-20 full NA?
2021-01-02 20:28
2 replies
jks is australian
2021-01-02 20:33
1 reply
But belongs to NA Scene the last 2 years.
2021-01-02 21:37
i'm first trust me
2021-01-02 20:33
WOW GZ!
2021-01-02 20:36
bro, if jks is here, imagine yuurih.
2021-01-02 20:36
2 replies
He will be top 10 for sure, they must be weighing NA games a lot more than everyone thought
2021-01-03 00:09
Yurih is top15 for sure , and maybe top 10
2021-01-03 12:25
:DDDDDDDDD STOP THIS
2021-01-02 20:36
1 reply
mens)))))))
2021-01-03 04:00
HOW
2021-01-02 20:37
Deserved, mir is next
2021-01-02 20:38
personally, based on my immaculate analysis - this is unexpected but, I will allow it
2021-01-02 20:41
#200
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Poland SebL
He had a really good year, deserved placing.
2021-01-02 20:42
0 trophies, only played tier 3 NA teams, and a 1.12 rating? That does not deserve a spot in the top 20.
2021-01-02 20:49
1 reply
+1 This top 20 is looking to be a total joke. There will be a record number of NA player due to statfarming against tier3 teams...
2021-01-02 23:03
#204
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United Kingdom TC10
cool
2021-01-02 20:49
#207
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Sweden ADAMAS_
JKBOT
2021-01-02 20:53
#208
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France Manitex
why? he won something this year?
2021-01-02 21:00
Deserved
2021-01-02 21:04
Top 20 all NA confirmed
2021-01-02 21:07
that video made me miss old csgo weapon sounds
2021-01-02 21:07
if jks is here then brollan should be 18#
2021-01-02 21:10
oi oi
2021-01-02 21:11
#214
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United States Will767
awww yeahhh some fucking JKSAVAGE
2021-01-02 21:13
nice one :)
2021-01-02 21:22
Undeserved...
2021-01-02 21:23
#219
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United Kingdom galaxyv2
unexpected from hltv rating na way too high lmao
2021-01-02 21:27
#220
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United States TopBaiter
This is savage
2021-01-02 21:30
why jks? There were many players who are more deserving than him and brehze
2021-01-02 21:39
2 replies
name em
2021-01-03 00:04
1 reply
XANTARES, stavn, Magisk, valde, dupreeh, k0nfig, mantuu, huNter, Brollan. Some of them will be indeed higher, but some will not make it because jks and Brehze were selected
2021-01-03 00:37
LOL?
2021-01-02 21:44
Well, its SO unexpected for me tbh
2021-01-02 21:45
Wtfffffff and 17-18 gonna be streamers from dead NA region???
2021-01-02 21:46
1 reply
shroud is ready
2021-01-02 22:04
19 more like 8 but gz
2021-01-02 21:48
#233
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Portugal dracø
what? farming stats on na was totally worth it
2021-01-02 21:50
#235
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Brazil oldStar
What a "joke" ! xD
2021-01-02 21:55
#239
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Bulgaria onegrit
Can you show us some clips from 20th century?
2021-01-02 22:08
Good player
2021-01-02 22:17
if shox is not there that would be a joke cause shox > jks any days
2021-01-02 22:17
Undeserved
2021-01-02 22:20
#243
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Hungary raffai
interesting
2021-01-02 22:22
#246
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Turkey DodoMan47
nicee
2021-01-02 22:34
This is gonna be the clownest top 20 ever with this online era... And that's saying something
2021-01-02 22:45
Actual joke lol
2021-01-02 22:48
Imagine not playing a single top5 team and making top 20 players xdddd hltv.org/stats/players/matches/4679/jks?..
2021-01-02 22:50
10 replies
#253
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Bulgaria Villagers
This filter is wrong. His last 2 matches are against Vitality and Astralis (top 1 & 2), also if I am not mistaken Furia was top5, when he was playing for 100T. jks top20 deserved CASE CLOSED
2021-01-02 22:55
"1.13 rating vs top 5 opponents (20 maps)"
2021-01-02 22:59
8 replies
1 of the top5 was Furia who were in top5 cuz HLTV thought this way but was never near closely to be a fact. Furia proved in EU they aren't top 5. Nice rigged bullshit you created. I hope you understand the issue here. You connect the players with a number that isn't based on facts so the whole process is bullshit.
2021-01-02 23:21
7 replies
I am overly confident they know what they're doing more than You do lol
2021-01-03 03:37
6 replies
obvs not. They made a decision at the start of the year and afraid to change it for a realistic way.
2021-01-03 03:40
5 replies
People get this triggered every single year in january, this year it was your turn bro
2021-01-03 03:41
4 replies
Nope. I can't see it last year... last year the question was about if a person was better this year it is about that people don't deserve it at all.
2021-01-03 04:00
3 replies
it's an irrelevant award in a team game, made even more difficult to judge by seperate regions thanks to covid, pretty sure they just do it for some fun and some small achievement, the fact some of you kids get so triggered about it is hilarious.
2021-01-03 16:08
2 replies
When one get the reward another one who may deserve it more don't get it. That is the thing that triggers. Not because we think player don't deserve an "award". 100 players or more fight for it and it is sad to waste it on players because you fear the decision to let people from a known region out. This players get in top 20 cuz they are from NA That is the only reason and a bad one.
2021-01-03 17:24
1 reply
what a shit argument, just because they were forced to play online in NA doesn't make them worse players.
2021-01-03 18:28
Deserves better
2021-01-02 22:51
I love seeing people get triggered by HLTV top20 rankings every January. Makes my day.
2021-01-02 23:08
2 replies
+1
2021-01-02 23:09
#265
CeRq | 
Poland RoDaK
+1 there are so many people talking he should be even higher on list, and on the opposite even more ppl talking he doesn't deserve top20 at all xD
2021-01-02 23:43
deserved tho could be higher like top15
2021-01-02 23:18
Fairly rated.
2021-01-02 23:45
Look at AZR in that second pic, what vegetable should you have instead of a brain to go for that kind of style. He looks like a Russian babushka, tiny legs and fat torso, and he got glasses too. Oh man. Doesn't he have mirrors where he lives, it makes him look like a clown.
2021-01-02 23:47
what a joke
2021-01-02 23:51
A lovely player, pretty smart. Well deserved jks gg
2021-01-03 00:03
Very deserved!
2021-01-03 00:07
2 replies
#290
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Australia CaZeR01
+1 brother
2021-01-03 02:08
+1 mens )))
2021-01-03 12:26
#278
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World Beard43
His potential was much higher this year but things just didn't fall into place. Well deserved.
2021-01-03 00:31
deserved
2021-01-03 00:39
HLTV giving out participation awards to NA players so that the american infested /r/csgo can keep living with their delusions
2021-01-03 01:07
3 replies
jks is from America now?
2021-01-04 00:02
2 replies
xaxaxa classic slav IQ american player = played in murica did you know that words can have multiple meanings that can be interpreted depending on the context?
2021-01-04 16:54
1 reply
nt 0/8
2021-01-04 18:56
hahah hltv never stops surprising, now im waiting for botv1ce to be in top 3
2021-01-03 01:11
he has done nothing since he moved to complexity
2021-01-03 01:19
NA Rating abuser, now in europe he cant do shit.
2021-01-03 01:34
1 reply
That's true, he is here only because he played many events in NA only
2021-01-03 01:38
#289
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Australia CaZeR01
Wow didnt think mr savage would make it
2021-01-03 02:07
joke
2021-01-03 02:49
Wow i'm surprised. i thought he's average this year.
2021-01-03 03:00
Very handsome man~
2021-01-03 03:46
#302
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Latvia 4swen4
instead of all good cis players there gonna be all washed up na players - look - next coldzera or twistzz for example
2021-01-03 04:00
undeserved
2021-01-03 04:36
should be #1
2021-01-03 04:48
what? lol very unexpected
2021-01-03 05:05
#311
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Europe t.o.p
Undeserved
2021-01-03 05:28
#312
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Chile cristiaan
gg
2021-01-03 05:49
18?
2021-01-03 06:00
Nice
2021-01-03 07:16
Wow NA HAS 100% TOP 20 RATE
2021-01-03 07:17
#320
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New Zealand SkirmishX
should've used the jks fragmovie made by SkirmishX 😪
2021-01-03 07:28
#321
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Brazil Fauchard
lol though he will be top at least top15 this year then probably top 3 top 1 zywoo or simple top 2 zywoo or simple top 3 device ......
2021-01-03 08:37
1 reply
i agree with that
2021-01-03 15:03
7 maps 0.94 rating vs the only top5 team he played and top 19 hltv.org/stats/players/opponents/team/46..
2021-01-03 15:30
1 reply
imgur.com/a/zyZOlHs it is what it is my man, he is currently sipping ur tears as we speak
2021-01-04 04:35
nice bait
2021-01-03 15:26
#335
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United Kingdom epnotic
Whats the point to announce players one by one?
2021-01-03 15:59
the top 20 that should have been: (order is up to them) astralis, s1mple, electronic, zywoo, rpk, niko, kennys, hunter, syrson, tabsen, xantares, krimz, ropz,blamef some onliners from heroic to fill it
2021-01-03 16:40
hen1 #15
2021-01-03 19:19
1 reply
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk u wish
2021-01-03 22:32
another joke player
2021-01-03 22:32
5 replies
Savage > Heroic + North
2021-01-04 01:24
3 replies
scurry along back to ur joke scene and country at least 1 heroic player is going to be higher ranked on this list than ur only notable player
2021-01-04 04:24
2 replies
he must have made you so mad
2021-01-04 04:32
1 reply
facts hurt in the hearts man
2021-01-05 00:50
0/8 Edit: Have a good day!
2021-01-05 18:59
lmaooo
2021-01-05 00:49
first au player to make it into top 20, wd jks, done au proud. best of luck in the future.
2021-01-05 11:23
#357
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Russia h0w666
POG
2021-01-07 01:04
#358
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Australia Ataynu5
Deserved placement.
2021-01-07 01:24
expected
2021-01-14 14:28
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