Top 20 players of 2020: Brollan (15)

Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin places 15th in our ranking of the top 20 players of 2020, powered by GG.BET and Xtrfy, thanks to good performances in Big event playoffs and against the best teams in the world.

Top 20 players of 2020: Introduction

Brollan took to Counter-Strike at a very young age. His first contact with the game came when he was just four years old, playing the game in fun servers and with family members, but that experience helped him build a strong foundation for a switch to Global Offensive upon its release, when Brollan started taking things a bit more seriously. In 2017, as a 15-year-old, he recorded his first HLTV.org-featured match in a qualifier for the domestic Yoggi Yala Cup, with appearances in Swedish and lower-tier European competition becoming a common occurrence after that.

From his debut in April until the end of 2017, Brollan recorded 117 maps played, showing up with a different Swedish mix seemingly every other week. Under teams such as Gatekeepers, AWTR, and passions, he played with a number of standout players from Sweden's "next generation", including today's NIP trio of Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser, Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson, and Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora.

Participating in Counter-Strike reality show GAMERZ helped Brollan gain notoriety and got him an invite to FPL-C, but also required a lot of support from his parents. "My dad has always played computer games so he understands a little bit how I was thinking back in the day," he said in an interview, explaining that he decided to prioritize CS over education in order to succeed competitively.

Before the end of 2017, Brollan was also spotted playing under tags such as Japaleno, Kindest Regards, and TzatzikiKlubben, but changing teammates constantly didn't affect the youngster, who seemed to thrive in chaos. He averaged a 1.13 rating in his limited experience playing against top-50 teams (37 maps), and started being seen as more than just a young pugger.

stavn overlooking Brollan at WESG 2017 Europe & CIS

The opportunity to stand in for fnatic at the WESG 2017 Europe & CIS Regional Finals in Barcelona helped Brollan kick off his career. Stepping into Freddy "⁠KRIMZ⁠" Johansson's shoes and playing alongside three-time Major winners was no easy task, but the 15-year-old impressed his now-teammates with a 1.09 rating for the event as they accomplished their goal at the qualifier by placing fourth. Another Swedish team at that tournament was GODSENT, who took notice of the performance and were quick to add Brollan to the squad as Andreas "⁠znajder⁠" Lindberg and Dennis "⁠dennis⁠" Edman left the fold at the end of the year.

Having just signed his first professional contract with GODSENT, Brollan was introduced to the life of a full-time player in 2018. He played eight LAN events in a six-month-span, competing in Belarus, China, Serbia, France, Ukraine, the UK, and back home in Sweden. While the team's success was limited, having peaked at the 17th spot in world rankings and the Qi Invitational win being their highlight placing, Brollan did well enough individually to shrug off the "onliner" tag he had earlier in his career. His standout tournament from that period was StarSeries i-League Season 5, as he posted a 1.12 rating across 13 maps at the first Big Event he played.

Both individually and team-wise, things took a turn for worse after the GODSENT roster was transferred to Red Reserve in the middle of the year. Brollan chained three LAN events "in the red" for the first time in his career, but the callup to fnatic flipped the switch on his form. Representing the "Black and Orange" as a full-time player for the first time, the Swede showed off a 1.11 rating at IEM Chicago 2018, pushing his new team to a top-four finish, and won PLG Grand Slam before the end of the year.

Winning DreamHack Masters Malmö was Brollan's highlight of 2019

For ages, recycling old talent had been the way to go for the Swedish top teams, fnatic and NiP, but Brollan's showings in 2019 showed them the errors of their ways. The teenager displayed brilliant form in what was a weird 2019 for fnatic. Their year kicked off with the team crashing out of IEM Katowice in the New Challengers Stage, ending their flawless record of making top-16 at every Major. Their form picked up after that, and the Richard "⁠Xizt⁠" Landström-led lineup earned two second-place finishes at StarSeries i-League Season 7 and IEM Sydney 2019, only for a complete breakdown to follow. Before the player break, the Swedes ended three consecutive Big Events in 9-12th place before failing to make it through the Europe Minor in Berlin, making roster changes inevitable.

"I didn’t believe that much in what we were doing in the previous lineup, but in this lineup Golden is doing a great job calling and flusha is such a smart player that I trust what he says all of the time. That’s why I’m feeling more comfortable with them." - Brollan interview from 2020

Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist and Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim returning to fnatic saw the team get back to an elite level, while Brollan proved that he can not only hang with the best but beat them too. Against all odds, the new roster won its debut tournament — DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 —, lifting the trophy on home soil. While his teammates had managed similar achievements many times in the past, this was the young gun's first Big Event win, and a moment he remembered as the best of that year.

Brollan wasn't a bystander in the tournament either, as he picked up an EVP mention after a 1.12 rated performance, and kept that level for the final stretch of the year. After a lot of struggles earlier in 2019, fnatic finished it off with four consecutive top-four placings, from which Brollan earned three EVP mentions . As the cherry on top, he was named as the 19th best player of 2019, living up to the bold prediction Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer had given at the start of the year.

SwedenBrollan
2020 Tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
IEM Katowice
(3-4th)
1.05 (3rd, 1%) 73.1 0.67 0.65 1.14 67.9%
EPL Season 11 EU
(1st)
1.13 (2nd, +6%) 78.8 0.73 0.66 1.22 70.9% MVP
ESL RtR Europe
(12th)
1.14 (1st, +11%) 80.2 0.78 0.67 1.23 70.0%
DH Masters Spring EU
(7-8th)
1.06 (2nd, +6%) 78.5 0.73 0.69 1.07 67.1%
cs_summit 6 Europe
(6th)
1.14 (1st, +12%) 82.4 0.79 0.69 1.18 71.2% EVP
ESL Cologne EU
(9-12th)
1.09 (1st, +8%) 75.5 0.73 0.66 1.09 71.6%
EPL Season 12 EU
(11-12th)
1.05 (2nd, +4%) 74.7 0.70 0.67 1.10 68.3%
IEM New York EU
(3-4th)
1.05 (2nd, +5%) 77.3 0.72 0.67 1.12 66.0%
DH Open Fall
(6th)
1.09 (1st, +7%) 78.5 0.71 0.70 1.23 68.5%
IEM Beijing EU
(13-16th)
0.95 (2nd, +10%) 73.1 0.64 0.75 1.03 65.7%
Flashpoint 2
(3rd)
1.22 (1st, +11%) 82.7 0.79 0.64 1.28 75.1% EVP
5%+ above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

A 78-day period without a single official match played ahead of IEM Katowice, the first event for fnatic in 2020, left a toll on Brollan. The young star had a lukewarm display (1.05 rating), providing more in the group stage against Natus Vincere and Renegades than later on, but fnatic kept their top-four LAN streak alive.

As the pandemic hit the world and the Counter-Strike scene looked for ways to keep the action going despite the lockdowns, fnatic were pushed out of their comfort zone of LAN play and into the online realms. Brollan, the youngest member of the squad, hit the ground running in ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe.

The marathon event spanned nearly a whole month, with fnatic playing 34 maps in their run to lift the title over mousesports. Brollan was rewarded for his efforts (1.14 rating, 1.23 impact) with his career-first MVP, edging out veteran teammate KRIMZ and opponent Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool in the race. The youngster stood out especially in the grand final, in which he posted 1.30+ ratings in four of the five maps played. Not long afterwards, fnatic also reached the No.1 spot in the world rankings, and although they only kept it for one week, Brollan had reached another milestone in his career.

There was one more thing ESL Pro League Season 11 was notable for - being the final event of the SG553 (Krieg) era. The T-side rifle that had risen to prominence in the second part of 2019 was nerfed at the start of April 2020 after months of outcry from fans and professionals alike. As the poster boy for the rifle's strength, Brollan was at the center of a lot of criticism, with many expecting his downfall as his go-to rifle was no longer viable.

From the start of 2020 until the end of ESL Pro League S11, the scoped rifle accounted for 45.6 per cent of his total frags as he played with it not only on the Terrorist side, but also on the defense when he managed to pick it up from fallen opponents. Recognizing the importance of the moment, Brollan decided to put in additional work and practice his AK-47.

"When the Krieg was nerfed I got pretty nervous about how much hate and pressure I would get in the next tournaments, so I instantly went in and watched old demos of myself before the Krieg meta came in. The Krieg and the AK have different spray patterns, so I had kind of forgotten how to spray with AK. I played a lot of DM with it and of course, I needed to change my playstyle a little bit."

Brollan was able to rediscover his game with the AK-47 and to keep up good form as the year went on, but fnatic as a whole struggled. As it became apparent that the coronavirus pandemic wouldn't be over soon and the "online era" was here to stay, it was the likes of BIG and Heroic that gained momentum and started securing trophies, at the expense of teams like fnatic.

Brollan playing at IEM Katowice 2020, with fnatic's 2009 lineup providing the backdrop

As LANs were converted into regional, online events, the Major that was planned to be held in Brazil was postponed and replaced by Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournaments, leaving Brollan without a chance to have his Major debut or fnatic to redeem themselves for the 2019 woes.

They didn't show up much better in the first RMR tournament either, finishing just 12th in ESL One: Road to Rio in April, despite a good performance from Brollan who posted a 1.14 rating. He also stood out with a 80.2 ADR and a 1.23 impact rating, having impressive series against Vitality (1.19) and eventual winners Astralis (1.23 rating).

"I must say I'm playing better on LAN because I feel so comfortable and I take more confident duels! Everything is just different on LAN, I haven't been in the scene that long but I just feel at home when I'm playing in that area.

"I would say it [entry fragging in the online era] hasn't changed that much, but the hardest thing was in the beginning when people took so many risks as CT! That was kind of annoying to play against."

DreamHack Masters Spring Europe was next on the agenda, and Brollan had an average event overall, though he looked better in the playoffs against MAD Lions than the early stages of the tournament. That trend continued in cs_summit 6 Europe, the last event before the player break and the second RMR of the year. He was brilliant against Swedish rivals NIP in the quarter-finals and BIG in the semi-finals of the upper bracket but didn't deliver the same performance against Heroic in the lower bracket as a loss to the Danes saw them finish sixth. Overall, he had a 1.22 playoff rating — his second-highest of the year —, and earned an EVP mention for his performance.

"I remember we should have got that last map against Heroic but we couldn't close it out! I was disappointed that we could not get a better result than we did."

Brollan was missing the LAN atmosphere in the second half of the year

After the break, fnatic returned to action in ESL One Cologne Europe, which was another whitewash event for the team as they lost to Heroic and Astralis for a group stage exit. Brollan still did well individually (best in his team with 1.09 rating), again topping the charts against Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz and co., with a 1.23 rating in the opening match of the tournament.

Two mediocre events by Brollan's standards followed, ESL Pro League S12 Europe and IEM New York Europe, the former significantly more stacked than the latter. The 18-year-old averaged a 1.05 rating and only had a 1.00+ rating on 50% of the maps played over the course of the two events, but was still the second-best performer for the Swedish squad. In Pro League, fnatic couldn't make it past the round-robin group stage, but they managed to reach the IEM New York semi-finals after a big performance from Brollan against Complexity.

"I felt uncomfortable in the game at the time because we didn't play well as a team and I didn't feel well back then, but the more we played, the more I became comfortable! One of the reasons why I sometimes felt uncomfortable is that we were not together, sitting next to each other."

Just one top-four placing from a span of six tournaments resulted in fnatic sliding down the rankings, from No.1 at the end of April to No.15 at the start of October, ahead of DreamHack Open Fall. In the third and final RMR event of the year, fnatic were in dire need of ranking points and managed to get past the group stage, but couldn't upset Astralis in the upper bracket and were eliminated by NIP in the lower bracket. Brollan was the highest-rated member of his squad in both of those matches, but his year-high 0.15 entry kills per round and solid 1.12 playoff rating didn't amount to more than a sixth-place finish after the decider matches were played out.

Brollan was consistently good in Big event playoffs and against top-5 teams

Brollan's only poor event of the year was IEM Beijing-Haidian Europe, in which fnatic finished in last place after losses to Complexity and MAD Lions. At his penultimate outing of 2020, the Swede recorded a below-average rating (0.95), causing him to miss out on at least a Valuable Player mention for the first time in the year. Notably, he struggled on the Terrorist side (0.64 rating), which has been his forte since putting on the Orange and Black jersey.

"The worst moment of the year was when the Krieg got nerfed! (laughs) No, but let's be honest, the whole year was kind of shit, and especially the last three months. We worked so hard on everything but nothing went our way."

Flashpoint 2 was left to close out the year, and in a weaker pool of teams than what fnatic was used to face in 2020, Brollan came through. He set personal records in terms of rating (1.22), impact rating (1.28), T-side rating (1.20), ADR (82.7), DPR (0.64), and KAST (75.1%), albeit he did better in the group stage than in the playoffs. While he did show up in the upper-bracket final against Virtus.pro with a 1.38 rating, the CIS side managed to upset them, 2-1. Brollan wasn't able to put up the same level of performance against OG in the consolidation final, which brought fnatic's year to an end with a third place in the $1,000,000 tournament.

"Two good moments come to mind. The first one is Katowice, just because it was LAN and I love it so much. The second one is when we won EPL! Winning an online event was weird because you don't know how to react, but it felt very good in the end."

Why was Brollan the 15th best player of 2020?

Brollan's immense impact and excellent performances against the best teams and in the playoffs of Big events see him place 15th on the list of the best players of 2020.

The 18-year-old excelled at entry work, netting 0.12 opening kills per round (14th-highest), and had a multi-kill in 18.6% of the rounds he played (ninth-most), which combined for an impressive 1.18 impact rating (11th-highest). He was also impressive in pure fragging numbers, with 0.74 kills per round (10th-most) and 78.4 damage per round (17th-highest).

"Many people would see me as the 'star player', but that also comes from my teammates, who place me in the best situations possible. They trust what I want to do, so if I want any support they are always there for me!"

The Swede was great in terms of tournament-to-tournament consistency, with IEM Bejing-Haidian being the only stain, posting ratings equal to or higher than 1.05 in the remaining 11 notable events. Additionally, his strong map-to-map consistency (85% of maps with 0.85+ rating) was an improvement from 2019, when his volatility (only 74% of maps with 0.85+ rating) stopped him from placing higher than 19th.

Although Brollan was outshined by, for example, his teammate KRIMZ in terms of Elite event performances in 2020, the young star showed his class throughout the year when and where it mattered the most. He stepped up against the toughest opposition, averaging a 1.14 rating against top-5 teams (31 maps played), and excelled deep in tournaments, posting a 1.11 rating in playoffs of Big events (31 maps played).

The smallest of margins determined the player placings up to the 14th spot of this Top 20, with Brollan's stats in the most important matches being the main reason he edged out Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles and KRIMZ for the 15th spot in the ranking.

Bold Prediction

After selecting NIP's Plopski as a bold prediction last year, Brollan opted for younger and less proven Swedish talent this time around. In his opinion, two up-and-coming players who have the potential to reach the top level in the next year are Peppe "⁠Peppzor⁠" Borak and Leo "⁠Svedjehed⁠" Svedjehed.

Peppzor, who was also picked by KRIMZ, is an 18-year-old with whom Brollan recently played in the Svenska Elitserien Fall. Svedjehed, despite being a year younger, is the more experienced of the two, already recording 156 maps played on HLTV and averaging a 1.06 rating while representing Lilmix in 2020.

Sweden Peppe "⁠Peppzor⁠" Borak
Sweden Leo "⁠Svedjehed⁠" Svedjehed

"There are many, but if I would go for two I must say Peppzor and Svedjehed! I don't know that much about Svedjehed, but I see talent when I see him play!

"I know Peppzor much better and have been playing with him a lot in the last year. I know this guy will be big and can put in the work! Both have a lot of potential and will be a great addition to any team."

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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Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1026
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
747
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Peppe 'Peppzor' Borak
Peppe 'Peppzor' Borak
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
42
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
806
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Leo 'Svedjehed' Svedjehed
Leo 'Svedjehed' Svedjehed
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
156
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
701
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1619
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
886
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1600
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1734
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1665
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
978
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1444
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1357
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
#1
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Finland EnceIsSoBad
Very very nice
2021-01-06 20:00
16 replies
"s" nt
2021-01-06 20:00
15 replies
he is gone soon
2021-01-06 20:00
9 replies
#77
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Finland AleksiBOT
Beast with an AK too
2021-01-06 20:01
8 replies
TALKING ABOUT #1
2021-01-06 20:02
7 replies
caps
2021-01-06 20:02
1 reply
this list is becoming garbage
2021-01-07 07:11
#101
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Finland AleksiBOT
I know, didn't commented as your reply.
2021-01-06 20:03
4 replies
then do it at the bottom 4Head
2021-01-06 20:37
1 reply
but then people dont see it((((((
2021-01-07 08:19
he is gone soon
2021-01-06 21:53
1 reply
#289
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Finland sant3rii
he is gone soon
2021-01-07 15:11
#64
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Finland AleksiBOT
Deserved
2021-01-06 20:01
#75
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Cyprus Cabendio
ez
2021-01-06 20:01
Xa xa xa!
2021-01-06 20:01
#116
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Spain Zhalos
imagine being butthurt about not being first in HLTV forums lul
2021-01-06 20:10
1 reply
Imagine being 116th in HLTV lul
2021-01-06 22:36
#2
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Russia pvcure13
expected
2021-01-06 20:00
1 reply
the classic one)))
2021-01-06 20:01
ez
2021-01-06 20:00
#4
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Spain Zhalos
xd
2021-01-06 20:00
4 replies
#140
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Estonia theHeniek
Wtf
2021-01-06 20:22
3 replies
#221
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Denmark Zetix02
Dosent deserve
2021-01-06 22:06
2 replies
#234
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Estonia theHeniek
Da
2021-01-06 22:50
#279
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Spain Zhalos
Why? :(
2021-01-07 12:07
weird flex but ok
2021-01-06 20:00
#6
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Georgia Megobari
That was expected as fuck. Gratz
2021-01-06 20:00
nice
2021-01-06 20:00
no
2021-01-06 20:00
Brollankee
2021-01-06 20:00
hm
2021-01-06 20:00
Deserved!
2021-01-06 20:00
Let's go!
2021-01-06 20:00
#13
allu | 
Finland _Top1
Deserved!
2021-01-06 20:00
very nice
2021-01-06 20:00
ez
2021-01-06 20:00
#16
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Brazil pooternd
Congrats!!!, hope we see him again in 2022
2021-01-06 20:00
4 replies
no 2021?
2021-01-06 23:12
3 replies
#247
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Brazil pooternd
2022, Brollan will be benched for 3 months , REZ to stand-in
2021-01-07 00:44
2 replies
Wait what? For real?
2021-01-07 03:11
1 reply
#290
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Finland sant3rii
Yes I can confirm
2021-01-07 15:17
#17
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Finland sant3rii
snake allu better
2021-01-06 20:00
1 reply
#253
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Finland 5way
+1
2021-01-07 01:10
ez4kriegian
2021-01-06 20:00
congrats
2021-01-06 20:00
expected
2021-01-06 20:00
expected
2021-01-06 20:00
deserved
2021-01-06 20:00
lit
2021-01-06 20:00
#27
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Turkey walaxy
expectred
2021-01-06 20:00
#28
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United States Bhu_Tang
Back again
2021-01-06 20:00
big when
2021-01-06 20:00
4 replies
When they win a lan
2021-01-06 20:00
syrson maybe top10?
2021-01-06 22:40
I think that syrsoN will be in top10 100%
2021-01-06 23:55
no cam no top 20
2021-01-08 21:30
brollan6
2021-01-06 20:00
deserved
2021-01-06 20:00
POG
2021-01-06 20:00
nice
2021-01-06 20:00
#36
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Egypt MuXSS
boring.
2021-01-06 20:00
expected
2021-01-06 20:00
kekw
2021-01-06 20:00
#39
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
so s1mple top 1 2020
2021-01-06 20:00
4 replies
0/8
2021-01-06 20:00
+1
2021-01-06 20:01
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China HEIDASHUAi
+1
2021-01-06 20:03
+1
2021-01-06 20:26
undeserved
2021-01-06 20:00
19 replies
+1 ch0k0 should be #15
2021-01-06 20:01
18 replies
mad cuz s0mple's spot got robbed by hen1
2021-01-06 20:02
9 replies
mad cuz ch0k0's spot got robbed by brollan
2021-01-06 20:03
8 replies
mad cause pomple wont be in top3 but NiKo will :D
2021-01-06 21:34
6 replies
lmao +1 he got rekt
2021-01-06 21:57
3 replies
ch0k0 fans dreaming about ch0k0 being in top 3 lmao It will be: 1. s1mple 2. zywh0 3. device
2021-01-06 23:04
2 replies
Imagine putting toxic baiter at 1 xaxaxax
2021-01-07 00:39
DEVICE 3 clasic xD
2021-01-07 00:43
#225
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Poland RoDaK
If that happens I can't imagine the butthurt on ukrainians. Pretty sure hltv would explode with force of thousand suns
2021-01-06 22:15
mad cuz ch0k0 barely top 5 :D
2021-01-06 23:05
mad cuz s0mple's spot got robbed by HEN1
2021-01-07 06:28
#94
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
+1
2021-01-06 20:02
7 replies
nt no scene
2021-01-06 21:35
6 replies
this kid enjoys replying to his alts
2021-01-06 21:57
3 replies
i dont have alts this is my only acc btw alts are bannable on hltv forum
2021-01-07 16:02
2 replies
I am talking about this 'Nt_noScene' kid. He is sam2k's alt and has many more
2021-01-07 17:47
1 reply
that explains everything
2021-01-07 18:04
Nt no scene
2021-01-07 05:14
1 reply
nt sam2k
2021-01-07 06:28
wtf xD
2021-01-06 20:00
Nice krieg usrer
2021-01-06 20:00
Well done, my boy.
2021-01-06 20:00
RIP k0nfig/valde/mantuu.
2021-01-06 20:00
2 replies
k0nfig will be around top12
2021-01-06 20:02
1 reply
If both Magisk and dupreeh are in, k0nfig is out
2021-01-06 20:49
ok
2021-01-06 20:00
First player who deserves his spot
2021-01-06 20:00
Lmao
2021-01-06 20:00
#49
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Pakistan LoOuU2
BROLUL
2021-01-06 20:00
#50
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Russia Ekziii
kekw
2021-01-06 20:00
what
2021-01-06 20:00
expected
2021-01-06 20:00
#54
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Chile gentleeH
Deserved
2021-01-06 20:00
#55
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India skyl4rk
expected after quite a while
2021-01-06 20:00
#57
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Germany Revays
anomaly better kekw
2021-01-06 20:00
desrved
2021-01-06 20:01
#60
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Finland Kybtown
Brollan are gay
2021-01-06 20:01
1 reply
Jag är pök
2021-01-07 03:14
top 14 for NAF lets goo
2021-01-06 20:01
2 replies
Sadly NAF ain't making it short of a miracle :(
2021-01-06 20:05
1 reply
Maybe he has blackmail material on HLTV CEO
2021-01-06 20:51
#62
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Denmark EY2ZY
deserved!!
2021-01-06 20:01
expected
2021-01-06 20:01
This list...
2021-01-06 20:01
#66
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Serbia LtN))
Nice
2021-01-06 20:01
good for you brollan :D
2021-01-06 20:01
#69
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Turkey TheKaiser
aight I guess
2021-01-06 20:01
expected
2021-01-06 20:01
#74
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Russia AliasNamer
wtf, hltv top sucks hard this year
2021-01-06 20:01
14 replies
Why ?
2021-01-06 20:10
12 replies
I think it was the hardest year in Fnatic's history and now we see here 2 players from this team. Also after adding 2 furia players, which were fighting with tier4758 american teams most of the year, I expect they will add also Yuurih. Everyone saw how Furia really plays with strong teams in last tournaments
2021-01-06 20:14
11 replies
#169
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
And how do they play? In their last 4 events in Europe they got 5th-6th in 2 events, won one and reached semis in another. That looks like bad results to you?
2021-01-06 20:50
2 replies
individualy - yes. Against EU: hen1 - 1.09 yuurih -1.05 kscerato - 1.03 Not top-20 stat obviously
2021-01-06 22:44
1 reply
#263
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
Where did you get these numbers?
2021-01-07 05:38
#178
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Brazil hugoooo
FURIA only lost to elite teams what the fuck are you talking about? They also lost Liquid, a team they have beaten 90% of the times in 2020. They beat G2, coL, Heroic, OG and North, wow what a shame! Also, check KSCERATO, HEN1 and yuurih ratings vs top5 teams on their profiles, you will be shocked. The problem with you guys is that you have no knowledge about the things you want to criticize. Thanks god HLTV crew are made by serious, unbiased, mature people, so they can read and understand sats properly.
2021-01-06 21:01
6 replies
Hltv do not show what kind of "special filters" they use to get statistics for the top30 It's fucking money, nothing else
2021-01-06 21:06
5 replies
#205
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Brazil hugoooo
This year they are using all-matches (since there were only 6 lans the entire year) and the top50 filter. Every player announced so far matched with the filters above. There is nothing about money, you guys just need to be as unbiased as HLTV crew.
2021-01-06 21:38
4 replies
Proof of using a top50 filter?
2021-01-06 21:51
3 replies
#212
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Brazil hugoooo
Filter by yourself and compare with the image HLTV put on top of the page when they announce the players, everything match
2021-01-06 21:53
2 replies
They also take into account mvp for tournaments, this cannot completely match
2021-01-06 22:01
1 reply
#232
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Brazil hugoooo
??? My dear Russian user: I'm talking that THE STATS THEY SHOW are from all matches top 50. I'm not saying that the list of top 20 players come from the stat above ffs, obviously MVP's, EVP's and team achievements counts a lot.
2021-01-06 22:49
Fnatic were top1in the ranking at some point at the beginning of the year
2021-01-06 21:06
They are deleting the truth, I fucking repeat again: hltv are fucking russophobes
2021-01-07 12:10
P{OGGERS
2021-01-06 20:01
bit weird but ok
2021-01-06 20:01
WTF. 2 Fnatic players this year. I dont understand anything
2021-01-06 20:01
1 reply
#137
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Sweden wyv0
Player performance and LAN counted more this year. The year was 75% online, so people seem to still value online higher then it should be considering the reactions I see on here. Online CS is still shit, I'm glad to see that HLTV thinks the same.
2021-01-06 20:20
expected
2021-01-06 20:01
nice one. he deserved it
2021-01-06 20:02
I thought they kept yapping on about krimz being the best from fnatic????
2021-01-06 20:02
#85
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Greece wazerr
deserved
2021-01-06 20:02
#86
iM | 
Romania AlyBu
Nice.
2021-01-06 20:02
Cool!
2021-01-06 20:02
pog
2021-01-06 20:02
#95
ZywOo | 
India aR__
Poglan
2021-01-06 20:03
#96
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China HEIDASHUAi
POG
2021-01-06 20:03
AHAAHAHAAHAHAHHA. So you tell me yuurih > Brollan? FUCK OFF. RIP Mantuu and K0nfig. Hell even RIP Xantares.
2021-01-06 20:03
5 replies
frozen better then all these three you mention
2021-01-06 20:09
1 reply
frozen 1.04 rating v top 5. Nt.
2021-01-06 20:11
rip ropz as well
2021-01-06 20:12
2 replies
Ropz has >1.15 rating v top 5 and top 10 and 1.21 rating in katowice (Most impactful event). He's pretty much guaranteed in. I mean, i don't know shit anymore. This ranking has absolute no sense.
2021-01-06 20:14
1 reply
#248
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Austria SplasJ
Ropz might be in the top10 even
2021-01-07 00:46
#100
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Jordan Zereeni
deserved
2021-01-06 20:03
100% deserved
2021-01-06 20:04
no more NA players confirmed
2021-01-06 20:04
3 replies
Elige and yuurih will make it
2021-01-06 21:08
2 replies
>yuurih >NA
2021-01-06 21:51
1 reply
He plays in NA?? Doesnt he?? Dont bait
2021-01-07 16:33
wtf? Fnatic paid hltv to get their players in top20?
2021-01-06 20:04
3 replies
+1111111111
2021-01-06 20:05
+100
2021-01-06 20:11
NA teams also paid them
2021-01-06 20:59
#105
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Czech Republic krampyb0Y
This guy was unstoppable with krieg
2021-01-06 20:05
lets go top 10 in 2021
2021-01-06 20:05
finally the first spot which is actually deserved in this joke of a top 20
2021-01-06 20:10
+rep
2021-01-06 20:08
well deserved
2021-01-06 20:08
Congrats Sveden!
2021-01-06 20:09
lol 2 fnatic player in top 20
2021-01-06 20:11
4 replies
after 2 furia are you surprised?
2021-01-06 20:25
2 replies
#183
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Brazil hugoooo
Link me a team with 3 players that have better ratings vs TOP 5 teams than FURIA trio. Be ready when yuurih appears on the list on the next days, don't suicide please.
2021-01-06 21:06
1 reply
Do compare it with the amount of games u dongus
2021-01-07 04:06
3* You forgot #1 Flusha :)
2021-01-06 21:58
They should have used the photo of him in Hello Kitty jersey
2021-01-06 20:12
Lower than yuurih lol
2021-01-06 20:12
#124
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Hungary raffai
eksdee
2021-01-06 20:13
wp!
2021-01-06 20:13
deserved for aug abuser
2021-01-06 20:13
my dudes valde and k0nfig are going to get robbed so hard
2021-01-06 20:14
3 replies
they are probably the next ones
2021-01-06 20:26
2 replies
I doubt it tbh :( There are still players like dupreeh, magisk, hunter, yuurih, elige, stavn, teses, syrson etc. which are "supposedly" better Realistically, I think only k0nfig has a genuine chance to be on the list
2021-01-06 20:35
1 reply
#188
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
Dupreeh not making it. Neither is teses
2021-01-06 21:11
#130
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North America 007DBR9
called it kekw
2021-01-06 20:15
#132
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Russia theSavior
lul
2021-01-06 20:16
lesgoo
2021-01-06 20:16
why is brollan higher up in the list than hen1 tho? hen1 had better stats and won more titles than brollan
2021-01-06 20:17
7 replies
Let me fix that for you: hen1 had better stats because he farmed stats in NA and won more titles than brollan against t2 teams in NA
2021-01-06 20:54
6 replies
#180
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Brazil hugoooo
Compate their stats vs top 10 and top 5 teams (supposing you are smart enough to know how to do it). Compared? Sup now?? What's your excuse?
2021-01-06 21:04
5 replies
Challange accepted. So at first the main reason Brollan>Hen1 (from hltv): Brollan's stats in the most important matches being the main reason he edged out Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles and KRIMZ for the 15th spot in the ranking. Now we compare their statistics of 2020: hltv.org/stats/players/compare/13666/bro.. So HEN1 has a better rating overall (1.14) compared to Brollan (1.12). Both have same Assists per round, HEN1 has better surviving stats (keep in mind he is AWPer and probably saves his gun more often compared to Brollan), KAST and flash assists. But Brollan has better KPR, opening kills and an massive impact (1.10) compared to HEN1 (0.98 which is very low). So you can't really say who is better if you just compare their overall stats in 2020 because they have both strengthes weaknesses. Now we compare their stats against top 10 teams: hltv.org/stats/players/matches/13666/bro.. hltv.org/stats/players/matches/8565/hen1.. As you can see HEN1 (1.13 rating) has overall better stats then Brollan (1.11 rating). Now we compare their stats against top 5 teams: hltv.org/stats/players/matches/13666/bro.. hltv.org/stats/players/matches/8565/hen1.. As you can see HEN1 (1.18) has again a better rating than Brollan (1.14). So you could easily say that HEN1>Brollan because he has better rating and and he is from brazil (like you). But if you compare all their stats (not only rating) you see that they are both equal statswise (like I said they have both strengthes weaknesses). But you have to keep in mind that 1) Brollan played IEM Katowice (the only t1 LAN event this year and this is very important for hltv ranking) 2) Brollan played in EU all time and actually faced EU powerhouses and the top 5 teams of 2020 like Astralis, Na'vi, Vitality, BIG and G2 (some teams even more than once) and still had an impressive 1.14 against them 3) HEN1 only faced EG and Liquid as "Top 5 teams" and had an impressive 1.18 rating but he hasn't faced top EU teams and the best teams in the world this year and also EG was totally shit in EU and lost to NiP and OG which weren't even considered as top 10 teams this year so basically his rating isn't as meaningful as Brollans rating is and imo Brollans rating>HEN1's rating even though HEN1's is better against "top 5 teams" 4) HEN1 has a better team overall with KSCERATO and probaly yuurih making it in the top 20. This means that Furia hasn't rely on his that much as fnatic has on Brollan which also gives HEN1 more space. 5) HEN1 is an AWPer and Brollan is not and AWpers ofter have better stats as riflers. So all in all I don't think that HEN1 is a bad player, in fact he is a good player, but he hasn't faced many top teams in 2020 and it would be stupid to give him a better place in the top 20 than Brollan only because of his rating. And his MVP's, EVP's and 1st place finishes were all from NA where you have less competition than in EU, so Brollans MVP (epl season 11 EU)>HEN1's MVP. So this is the exact reason why Brollan>HEN1 and btw I still think that NA was overrated this year and players like Brehze, JKS and probably also KSCERATO don't deserve to be in this list because they haven't proved how good they are against top 5 EU teams. And if you still think that HEN1 should be higher you are an absolutly delusional brazilian fanboy. EDIT: So why you think that HEN1>Brollan?
2021-01-06 22:12
2 replies
"Now we compare their stats against top 5 teams:" hltv.org/stats/players/matches/13666/bro.. hltv.org/stats/players/matches/8565/hen1.. Just to clarify, this is incorrect. These stats are from matches where both teams are within top5. You can find a player's ratings against top5 teams here, when you scroll to featured stats: hltv.org/stats/players/13666/brollan?sta.. Brollan 1.14 vs top 5 opponents (31 maps) HEN1 1.15 vs top 5 opponents (17 maps)
2021-01-07 12:27
1 reply
Oh shit, sorry. I always thought that you can see the stats against top 5 teams and the teams the player played against with this link :D. Thank you for telling me tho. Btw can you also see against which top 5 teams they played because I'm not quite sure how you can see this.
2021-01-07 13:36
#249
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Austria SplasJ
Brollan would win any 1vs1 against hen1
2021-01-07 00:47
#292
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Ukraine GluckFM
How about this: hltv.org/stats/players/compare/8565/hen1.. They seem roughly equal, but there is a deciding difference in impact rating 1.10 vs 0.98.
2021-01-07 15:51
very goood
2021-01-06 20:18
SIMPLE NUMBER 1 POGGERS
2021-01-06 20:19
grats Ludvig!!
2021-01-06 20:21
i don't get it, this kid and KRIMZ were invisible this year in comparison to guys like k0nfig, stavn, mantuu and valde, of wich only one will still make it propably
2021-01-06 20:21
7 replies
I'm ok with mantuu and valde not making it since theyre both a bit overrated and their performances are not being put in correct context, but certainly HLTV is putting a lot of value into just one big lan tournament this year, maybe too much.
2021-01-06 20:39
3 replies
would still put both above KRIMZ and Brollan this year easily, after EPL s11 they were nowhere to be seen, like 9 straight months being extremely far from the top, just an opinion of course but imo they should both have never been top20 this year, fnatic was just straight up bad since early summer.
2021-01-06 20:43
2 replies
Yeah thats the problem with the corona season its all messed up. If it was normal season there would be a lot of NA players in the list ofcourse and it would not be an issue to anyone, you just know what twistzz, brehze, elige and many furia guys can do in a LAN environment. Now the whole list is questionable no matter what. We should not take it too seriously in the end.
2021-01-06 20:47
1 reply
it's true what you say yeah, I just think if HLTV would have went and said that Katowice was not as big of a deal this year because it was the ONLY lan people could attend, the list would make more sense, because it feels like some guys made the list only because they were good at Katowice, wich was only a single event and should not have that much impact over the entire year. but yeah as you say this will forever be the corona year in csgo that everyone can kinda take with a grain of salt in terms of results and rankings
2021-01-06 21:07
They were invisible only if you consider the 2nd half of 2020. You are under recency bias. Check brollan stats, they were solid all year.
2021-01-06 21:20
2 replies
not at all, it was far more than the second half, it was only the first 3 months where fnatic was playing well, they were gone after that
2021-01-06 21:32
1 reply
You are talking about fnatic, i am talking about Brollan and Krimz. Despite fnatic downfall, Brollan always put up numbers in top level of competition.
2021-01-06 22:30
#141
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
FIRST ONE TO BE EXPECTED
2021-01-06 20:23
yuurih top 10 hltv confirmed
2021-01-06 20:26
wot?
2021-01-06 20:27
#147
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Portugal dracø
no krieg, still top 15 unexpected, but I like it
2021-01-06 20:28
actually deserved
2021-01-06 20:28
deserved best swedish player
2021-01-06 20:28
#150
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Chile cristiaan
expected
2021-01-06 20:31
#bait rip mantuu/valde/k0nfig this lists gotta have 30+ players in the last spots
2021-01-06 20:33
smg abuse confirmed
2021-01-06 20:33
so s1mple #14?
2021-01-06 20:35
1 reply
I had him at #20 but maybe he isn't even in the top 20
2021-01-07 07:59
Nice
2021-01-06 20:36
expected but probably the most affected player after krieg nerf
2021-01-06 20:36
1 reply
His average rating increased after Nerf kappa
2021-01-07 08:00
called it :)
2021-01-06 20:37
didn`t perform after krieg nerf
2021-01-06 20:39
2 replies
true LULW
2021-01-06 20:41
True
2021-01-07 07:30
Xantares?
2021-01-06 20:41
1 reply
will be top10
2021-01-06 20:48
Based of pure individual performance. In order from 1-20: s1mple ZywOo device NiKo ropz electronic syrsoN mantuu valde stavn dupreeh Magisk XANTARES Brollan huNter- broky REZ nawwk KRIMZ tabseN gg
2021-01-06 20:45
could be higher
2021-01-06 20:47
Hmm
2021-01-06 20:56
1 reply
Dont worry men , valde and mantu will top 15 for sure :)
2021-01-07 07:30
deserved
2021-01-06 20:59
ez for ma boi
2021-01-06 20:59
deserved
2021-01-06 21:00
yea good 1 from hltv
2021-01-06 21:04
#182
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Russia SW@G_3
GODlan nr 15 but garbage BR players 16????? Lost all respect for HLTV
2021-01-06 21:06
Overrated loser kid.
2021-01-06 21:06
deserved!
2021-01-06 21:12
joke
2021-01-06 21:13
deserved!
2021-01-06 21:17
#193
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Lebanon Dogman69
am I a joke to you
2021-01-06 21:18
He had a great year, honestly I feel like he deserved to be placed higher, but anyway gratz to him.
2021-01-06 21:18
Imagine putting 2 fnatic players when they won only 1 tournament and then lost everything NICE HLTV
2021-01-06 21:22
3 replies
#250
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Austria SplasJ
Brollan still great player. so just cause his team sucks ass means he can't be in the top20?
2021-01-07 00:49
2 replies
Ok lets add some tier 2-3 player with excellent stats in the top like sh1ro or degster by this logic
2021-01-07 00:52
1 reply
#275
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Austria SplasJ
Not the same cause brollan still played good against tier 1
2021-01-07 08:59
#197
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United States Will767
some fucking Brollan
2021-01-06 21:28
#198
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Slovakia veeellys
hahaha very bad
2021-01-06 21:29
#199
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Brazil fahed
does he play cs:go?
2021-01-06 21:31
undeserved
2021-01-06 21:33
rip broky,xantares,mantuu,valde,konfig 2 fnatic players top20 this list is already a joke
2021-01-06 21:37
2 replies
#251
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Austria SplasJ
Literally all overrated except konfig maybe
2021-01-07 00:50
1 reply
the point is that list is already a joke
2021-01-07 18:08
ez bronha
2021-01-06 21:41
???????????????????????????? What?
2021-01-06 21:46
#211
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Europe Niko0
Mantuu where? I mean, he is like 60k times better than Brollan after AUG/Krieg nerf...
2021-01-06 21:52
3 replies
#277
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Finland 7ones
Nope. He has boosted stats as he plays awp.
2021-01-07 10:15
2 replies
#291
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Europe Niko0
Game is same for everyone
2021-01-07 15:36
1 reply
#302
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Finland 7ones
Yes, but is so much easier to pad stats as a sniper. Just like it is easier for a striker to do goals that defenders in football.
2021-01-08 22:54
lost all respect for hltv
2021-01-06 21:59
fnatic players don't deserves to be in this top 20. look at their stats or achievements ? since we know that hltv ranking influence the value of players and their salaries, i'm ready to bet this is pure speculation and just a move for agents and people close to this "esports" eco system to make more money. when you look at the stats, even if he's a good player, he's so far away from the top 20.
2021-01-06 22:00
2 replies
Hltv are paid or totally dumb
2021-01-07 13:07
1 reply
maybe just dumb to be paid cause they lose integrity
2021-01-07 16:08
Well deserved!
2021-01-06 22:06
Imo #16-20 should be removed from this list
2021-01-06 22:08
#224
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Sweden BenneDoT
Brollan had massive impact for his team this year, well deserved. If the team had some higher placings he would be top10 for sure.
2021-01-06 22:12
gj mah boi
2021-01-06 22:16
deserved
2021-01-06 22:49
#235
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Asia TopBaiter
idk
2021-01-06 22:51
wouldve been yop 5 if kreig didnt get nerfed
2021-01-06 22:52
hltv.org/matches/2345973/broderna145-vs-.. Peppezor paying for this bold predictions?
2021-01-06 23:01
#241
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Sweden Zolity
deserved
2021-01-06 23:13
#242
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Russia h0w666
nice
2021-01-06 23:48
Yehey! Happy for the yung GOD.
2021-01-07 00:35
if only Fnatic had a decent AWPer he would probably be higher than 15th
2021-01-07 02:08
Absolutely deserved. He is even better than ZyWho
2021-01-07 02:30
Meme ranking
2021-01-07 03:08
deserved
2021-01-07 04:14
cod scope player i never remember a brollan flick
2021-01-07 07:13
Deserved and expected
2021-01-07 07:35
lol
2021-01-07 08:06
#276
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Finland 7ones
Holy moly, I was convinced. This guy is good.
2021-01-07 10:14
ez for Josh Brollin's son
2021-01-07 11:17
still better than bymas
2021-01-07 12:54
We still have simple, zywoo, device, ropz, blamef, niko, stavn, syrson, valde, frozen, dupreeh, hunter, yuurih, magisk, elige, electronic, mantuu. Gow we fit them 17 in 14spots leftover?
2021-01-07 13:05
1 reply
*Dosia Mantu lul, valde lul
2021-01-07 13:41
Still so long to wait to the top 1 news TOP 20 PLAYERS OF 2020: Dosia (1) REASON: XGOD /CLOSED
2021-01-07 13:40
congratz deserved
2021-01-07 14:55
#296
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Latvia im da bes
He is in this top cuz of his age. Hltv knows they need to put him in list to make good history. He will take better place next year hltv knows
2021-01-07 17:21
Fúria destroys FNATIC any day and they put Brollan with much less rating before Fúria in Ranking
2021-01-07 19:15
very punchable face
2021-01-11 13:41
pog
2021-01-15 15:19
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