Top 20 players of 2020: yuurih (14)

Great fragging output and consistency see Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos land the 14th place in our ranking of the top 20 players of 2020, powered by GG.BET and Xtrfy.

Top 20 players of 2020: Introduction

yuurih burst onto the global scene at the same time as Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato, who was featured at No.18 in this HLTV Top 20, but he began making waves in the Brazilian scene earlier than his FURIA teammate, despite only picking up the game in 2015. It was then that he transitioned from League of Legends to CS:GO, finding in Valve’s First-Person Shooter title some of the elements that he enjoyed from Crossfire, a Counter-Strike lookalike game that was very popular in Brazil.

FalleN was yuurih's idol during his early days in the game

He began playing pick-up games on FACEIT and put together a team called PRONETS alongside players that he had met while competing in the platform. Like many others in Brazil, he idolised Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo growing up — he watched his stream religiously, used his config and the same peripherals — and signed up for Gamers Club’s classes to learn from him. Before the end of 2016, yuurih and his team found support from organisations — first Rampage Killers, then Black Dragons —, and he picked up his first title, from the Gamers Club professional league, after he averaged a team-high 1.23 rating in the playoffs.

“During those first times, I played on Gamers Club (main league and professional league). After some time and a lot of dedication, we were able to win the professional league. I remember crying of happiness at 4 in the morning and waking up my father [laughs].

“Yes, many people said that I was a promising player, but I never really thought that there was something different about me. But my life was all about CS:GO, I didn’t join my parents for dinner, I didn’t even leave the house… I think that my obsession with the game made me who I am today. My life was all about playing, and because of that I improved every day.”

yuurih became a regular in the circuit in 2017 and went on to represent two well-established organisations in Brazil, INTZ and Keyd. He added another Gamers Club Pro title to his résumé in addition to strong finishes in several other tournaments, most notably the Logitech G Challenge in Buenos Aires and the WCA 2017 South America Finals, in which his team lost the spot at the Chinese event to Isurus. Later that year, he accepted an offer from FURIA, who were looking to replace Arthur "⁠prd⁠" Resende after a series of mixed results.

“It was normal that we got disappointed [about the lack of titles]. But I think there are two types of disappointment, individual and collective. I was just as disappointed as my team, regardless of my rating.

“When I joined FURIA, it was a very tough period for me. Leaving my home to live with four other people and play CS was very different, you know? But it was a dream for any player. I made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot during that period, personally and inside the game. And playing with arT again was very good. I already knew his style.”

Things took a turn for the better in 2018 after FURIA promoted KSCERATO and Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo from the academy squad, establishing a strong core that, three years later, remains intact. The team picked up several domestic titles over the course of the next six months, with yuurih immediately emerging as a key figure in the squad. But it wasn't smooth-sailing for the team, who once again missed out on qualification for international events after losing to Sharks at the ESL Latin America League Season 1 Finals and to Não Tem Como in the ESL One Belo Horizonte South America Closed Qualifier. In June, it was announced that the players would be moving to Miami to continue their development, joining fellow Brazilian teams MIBR, Luminosity and TeamOne in North America.

“I remember that it was very hard when we moved to North America, especially because it really was a different level of competition. We took some time to get used to it, and the lifestyle there was indeed different, although that didn’t matter much because we just played CS.”

FURIA raised eyebrows in their first tournament in the United States as they finished in second place in the ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 Americas Regional Finals, but then they were handed a reality check as they went out last at the Americas Minor following defeats to Complexity and Dignitas. As results continued to fall short of expectations in the months that followed, the team made another roster change, bringing in Rinaldo "⁠ableJ⁠" Moda Junior from the academy squad to replace veteran Guilherme "⁠spacca⁠" Spacca.

FURIA struggled during the first months in the US, according to yuurih (Photo by Chris Bahn)

2019 was the year that saw FURIA hit another level. This time around, the team made it through the Americas Minor — beating eUnited, INTZ and Envy (twice) —, to qualify for their first-ever Major, IEM Katowice, where they went out in the New Challengers Stage with a 1-3 record. The team continued to fly under the radar, but all that changed in May, when FURIA wowed the scene with their innovative style and reached the semi-finals at DreamHack Masters Dallas and finished second at the ECS Season 7 Finals after beating teams like Vitality, fnatic and Astralis.

“Our reaction [to those results] was great, also because we knew that, despite beating big teams and getting to the semi-finals of one tournament and the grand final of the other, we weren’t that good yet. But we also knew that we had the level to take on anyone and that we needed more experience.”

Without surprise, FURIA faced growing pains in the months that followed as they were unable to find the same kind of success and slowly moved down the rankings after peaking at No.5 in June. It was also around that time that yuurih saw his name linked with MIBR, who desperately needed an injection of new talent to right what was already a fast-sinking ship. yuurih, just like the rest of the team, committed his future to FURIA for the next five years in a highly-scrutinised move, but the cracks in the squad’s armor continued to show as their results remained inconsistent.

FURIA had some great results in Dallas and London but then stagnated

FURIA eventually brought in Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles to replace ableJ and spent the final months of the year trying to accommodate the former Immortals and Luminosity AWPer, with a third-placed finish at StarSeries i-League Season 8 being the only positive in an otherwise disappointing end to the season.

“When MIBR approached me, that was something that really affected me. I really wanted to play with them… Even though I turned down their offer, I was really happy to know that MIBR’s players wanted me, and that gave me even more motivation.

“We had some goals for 2020 and we managed to accomplish them all... It was things like winning a big tournament, staying in the top 10, being a good team… The only thing left was the Major. We want to reach the playoffs and win.”

Brazilyuurih
2020 Tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
EPL Season 11 NA
(3rd)
1.08 (3rd, +2%) 76.3 0.71 0.65 1.00 72.4%
ESL RtR NA
(2nd)
1.24 (2nd, +8%) 86.4 0.81 0.61 1.16 75.6% MVP
DH Masters Spring NA
(1st)
1.18 (1st, +8%) 81.4 0.75 0.61 1.22 72.3% MVP
BLAST Spring Americas Finals
(3rd)
1.13 (2nd, +5%) 76.5 0.73 0.60 1.00 74.9% EVP
cs_summit 6 NA
(6th)
1.09 (2nd, +6%) 77.1 0.72 0.62 1.02 70.4%
ESL Cologne NA
(3-4th)
1.01 (4th, -6%) 72.8 0.62 0.66 0.86 72.2%
EPL Season 12 NA
(1st)
1.21 (2nd, +6%) 79.6 0.75 0.60 1.20 75.5% EVP
IEM New York NA
(1st)
1.19 (1st, +6%) 83.8 0.75 0.61 1.16 73.8% MVP
DHM Winter EU
(3-4th)
1.21 (1st, +5%) 80.9 0.79 0.61 1.16 75.0% EVP
BLAST Fall Finals
(5-6th)
1.06 (2nd, +5%) 77.2 0.75 0.68 1.07 65.9%
IEM Global Challenge
(5-6th)
1.02 (3rd, -0%) 71.7 0.70 0.69 0.95 69.7%
5%+ above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

FURIA had a sour start to the new year as they finished 7th-8th in the closed qualifier for IEM Katowice, in which they had to field Lucas "⁠LUCAS1⁠" Teles as a stand-in due to a delay in HEN1’s visa renewal. That also turned out to be yuurih’s worst tournament of 2020 (1.00 rating), but he bounced back immediately with a team-high 1.25 rating as FURIA finished in second place at DreamHack Open Anaheim, their only LAN outing of the year.

“Even though IEM Katowice turned out to be the biggest LAN of 2020 because of the pandemic, we’ve had to suffer losses to learn many things… So I think it wasn’t that bad. But it was a shame because it was the only big LAN of the year.

“The DreamHack final against Gen.G was very frustrating because we had the game in our hands, but we made a lot of mistakes… That loss really hurt. But as I said, we always learn something from these defeats in big matches.

“I think that was the most painful memory of 2020. That and the defeat to Cloud9 in cs_summit 6.”

As the coronavirus pandemic upended the esports calendar and forced tournament organisers to switch to online play, some of FURIA’s players took some time to adapt to the new reality. yuurih looked a bit rusty in the team’s third-place finish in ESL Pro League Season 11, especially in the decisive consolidation final against Evil Geniuses, in which he averaged a 0.77 rating. That brought this tournament rating down to 1.08, only the third-highest in the team, and cost him a place among the EVPs.

yuurih won MVP medals in back-to-back tournaments

yuurih returned to his best form as FURIA finished in second place in ESL One: Road to Rio and won DreamHack Masters Spring. His impressive showings in the ESL tournament (1.36 rating in the latter stages and year-high 86.4 ADR and +91 KDD) saw him eclipse Gen.G’s players in the race for the MVP medal. In the DreamHack competition, he was a solid performer in both the group stage and in the playoffs, proving key to the team’s victory with a 30-bomb in the decider map of the semi-final series against 100 Thieves before he topped the scoreboard in the grand final against Liquid (1.41 rating, 87.2 ADR) to secure his second medal.

“It was very gratifying to win DreamHack Masters. That was one of our goals for 2020 and we had been practicing very hard, so it was a relief. We learned a bit about what it was like to win a big tournament.

“Being an MVP had always been a dream and a goal of mine, but I thought it would take longer. This year was amazing, I surprised myself. I was surprised with my improvement. To be the MVP three times in a year is something that makes me proud of my effort, because it’s very hard, there are many good and solid players fighting for trophies and MVP awards. I feel grateful for everything.”

FURIA were unable to make it three tournament victories in a row as they finished in third place in the BLAST Premier Spring Finals, in which yuurih had to settle for a place among the EVPs with a 1.13 rating, second to HEN1's 1.19. He then hit a rough patch of form, posting some of his lowest numbers of the year as FURIA finished sixth in cs_summit 6 (1.02 group stage rating) and 3rd-4th in ESL One Cologne North America (1.01 rating, 6% lower than the team's average, -9 KDD and 0.86 Impact).

“We knew that cs_summit would be our most important tournament of the year until that point and one of the hardest. We didn't play that well and we ended up being eliminated. But afterwards, we had lots of talks and we came back much stronger for the next one. We once again learned from our mistakes."

FURIA returned to winning ways just before their end-of-the year trip to Europe as they picked up titles from ESL Pro League Season 12 and IEM New York. yuurih was a central figure in both tournaments, finishing second to HEN1 in the race for the EPL medal (1.21 rating overall, 1.36 in the playoffs, 1.20 Impact and a year-high 1.32 T rating) and scooping the honour in the IEM competition (1.19 rating, 83.8 ADR and 1.16 Impact).

“The EPL final against 100 Thieves, in which we did the boost on Vertigo, was my best memory. I remember killing four opponents and surprising everyone [laughs]. And on top of that, we also won the title. A day that I will never forget."

The last-place finish in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown following defeats to G2 and MIBR served as a taster of what was to come as FURIA were unable to live up to their billing as the No.4-ranked team in the world. The Brazilians bounced back in the Showdown stage, in which yuurih posted a 1.31 rating, and then reached the last-four stage in the DreamHack Masters Winter in what turned out to be their best finish while on European soil. yuurih earned a place among the EVPs with some respectable numbers: 1.21 rating, the highest in the team, 80.9 ADR and 1.16 Impact.

“When we went to Europe, we knew that we would either surprise people with our style or we would really suffer. The level of CS there is very high, the best teams and players are there. But we were very confident, even though we knew it would be very hard."

yuurih averaged a 1.06 rating in the BLAST Fall Finals, in which FURIA finished 5th-6th in the double-elimination tournament following defeats to G2 and Natus Vincere, and while he was still in the green in the IEM Global Challenge, he posted some below-par numbers as the team crashed out in the group stage, including a 1.02 rating (1% below the team's average), 71.7 ADR and 0.95 Impact, leaving a sour taste in his mouth as he headed into the player break.

“It’s harder in Europe, you’re facing better players and it’s truly hard. I feel like I played well at first in Europe, I only didn’t play so well in my last two tournaments. We faced NAVI in both tournaments and also Astralis. We didn’t do so well against them and we made a lot of mistakes."

Why was yuurih the 14th best player of 2020?

yuurih threw his name into the hat for a place in this HLTV Top 20 as one of the best fraggers in the world, having averaged 0.75 kills per round (eighth-highest overall). He was also one of the most consistent players, boasting a 73.7% KAST and 88.6% of maps with ratings higher than 0.85 — a record that was only bettered by three players in 2020: Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut, Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz. He ranked sixth in the world if we only consider ratings equal to or higher than 1.00 (73.4% of maps).

yuurih played down comparisons with KSCERATO

yuurih's high damage output (80.1 ADR, 12th-highest), survivability (0.63 deaths per round, 15th-lowest) and percentage of rounds with a multi-kill (18.5%, 12th-best) help to explain why he ended the year with one of the highest ratings in notable tournaments (1.16, eighth-highest). He also put up good numbers in big matches (1.14 rating in 17 Big Event playoff maps) and against tougher opposition (1.12 rating in 58 maps against top-10 sides).

“I’ve seen comparisons [between me and KSCERATO] about who’s the better player... I haven’t had as much media attention as him, but we both have always been very good. It is a pleasure to play alongside someone of his level. Nowadays, I don’t see those comparisons as often, now we are the YURATO duo!”

The three MVP medals and the fact that he was at least a Valuable Player in every tournament set him apart from the players below him in this HLTV Top 20. It's also possible to argue that his EVP in ESL Pro League Season 12 was his best tournament of the year, which means that his claim to his three MVP honours was not that strong. That, combined with the fact that his awards came from lesser events in comparison to the players ranked above him and his lack of good displays in Elite tournaments, explains why he could not be ranked any higher on this list.

“My goals for 2021 are to be in the top 20 again, to reach the Major playoffs and to be regarded as one of the candidates to win that tournament.”

Bold prediction:

yuurih joined HEN1 in predicting a bright future for his fellow countryman Eduardo "⁠dumau⁠" Wolkmer, who is reportedly a part of the new project that former MIBR manager Ricardo "⁠dead⁠" Sinigaglia is putting together. He is also the third player (after Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage and KSCERATO) who named Triumph AWPer Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson as one of the rising talents to watch in 2021 and beyond.

United States Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson
Brazil Eduardo "⁠dumau⁠" Wolkmer

“junior is a player who has stood out, and I believe he only needs experience to be a top player and be among the best in the world.”

“dumau is also a very good player, he has a lot of potential. Those two are players that everyone should keep an eye on.”

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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Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
372
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1015
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
768
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.57
Brazil Eduardo 'dumau' Wolkmer
Eduardo 'dumau' Wolkmer
Age:
17
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
229
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
747
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1342
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1619
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Guilherme 'spacca' Spacca
Guilherme 'spacca' Spacca
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
291
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Arthur 'prd' Resende
Arthur 'prd' Resende
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
162
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
978
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
883
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Ricardo 'dead' Sinigaglia
Ricardo 'dead' Sinigaglia
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1293
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
wow great
2021-01-07 20:00
6 replies
rigged
2021-01-07 20:00
1 reply
should've been a tyloo player
2021-01-07 20:01
Only NA farmer that deserved #19
2021-01-07 20:00
1 reply
Should have been in separate rating
2021-01-07 20:20
expected
2021-01-07 20:00
#47
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United Kingdom ulan
gg
2021-01-07 20:00
Unexpected
2021-01-07 20:00
2 replies
expected
2021-01-07 21:45
all furia players on top. 3 already ksc hen and yurih, 2 to go vini and ARET
2021-01-07 23:34
vsm next
2021-01-07 20:00
7 replies
+1111111111
2021-01-07 20:01
For sure +1
2021-01-07 20:01
#146
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Denmark KING_VITO
ahahahahha +1
2021-01-07 20:20
leaked
2021-01-07 20:22
no
2021-01-07 20:53
ONLY IF HE WAS PLAYING SINCE OF THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR
2021-01-07 23:10
hltv will not give credit to vac-banned players
2021-01-08 07:50
#4
SS | 
Germany cya_in_10
wow the only tourneys they won were free wins in NA Region still 3 players in top 20 wow
2021-01-07 20:05
1 reply
I agree - doesn't make sense.
2021-01-08 10:57
POGGERS
2021-01-07 20:00
valde and k0nfig are being robbed so hard
2021-01-07 20:00
28 replies
And Teses maybe
2021-01-07 20:01
1 reply
GOOD ONE
2021-01-07 20:20
And broky too
2021-01-07 20:01
12 replies
and Mantuu also
2021-01-07 20:02
11 replies
i guess he makes it, stats suggest that
2021-01-07 20:05
9 replies
he should but i think it's too late for him
2021-01-07 20:05
8 replies
S1mple, Zywoo, Niko, Dev1ce, blameF, elige. electronic, ropz, syrson, hunter.... rest 3 slots are vacant Not in order
2021-01-07 20:08
7 replies
Dupreeh Magisk XANTARES
2021-01-07 20:08
2 replies
i think xantares may not make it... stavn has better chance
2021-01-07 20:13
k0nfig -huNter stavn
2021-01-07 20:13
huNter is not guaranteed (even though I think he should be on here). He only has a 1.08 rating against the top 20.
2021-01-07 20:21
3 replies
xantares has 1.07.. but hunter was one of the best players till August
2021-01-07 20:25
1 reply
And then was one of the worst
2021-01-07 20:29
1.07*
2021-01-07 20:29
mantuu 0 champion 0 mvp 0 evp
2021-01-08 07:54
And Hunter
2021-01-07 20:01
2 replies
hunter top10 wdym
2021-01-07 20:02
1 reply
Maybe #10
2021-01-07 20:03
I think k0nfig will still make it
2021-01-07 20:01
And xantares and mantuu
2021-01-07 20:02
4 replies
XANTARES will make it
2021-01-07 20:02
2 replies
not anymore
2021-01-07 20:10
1 reply
still hope
2021-01-07 21:03
#88
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Turkey TheKaiser
They have to be on this list
2021-01-07 20:05
+1
2021-01-07 20:02
valde was robbed by jks/brehze.. rest all are deserved... yurih 14th means out of rest 13, 12 will be from EU (Elige from NA).... i think its fair
2021-01-07 20:04
you crazy bro!
2021-01-07 20:10
+1
2021-01-10 05:11
yer
2021-01-07 20:00
GG
2021-01-07 20:00
#9
chrisJ | 
Netherlands Smii_
deserved
2021-01-07 20:00
1 reply
+ 1
2021-01-09 16:35
NICE
2021-01-07 20:00
#11
LEo | 
Denmark FELIXXD
Prnis
2021-01-07 20:00
#12
ZywOo | 
India aR__
🐐, next coldzera?
2021-01-07 20:03
1 reply
He's a great rifler but I wouldn't say that just yet.
2021-01-07 21:52
#13
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Denmark rEkZA
wut
2021-01-07 20:00
Deserved more
2021-01-07 20:00
5 replies
+++++1
2021-01-07 20:51
Vdd
2021-01-07 22:26
3 replies
? Translate
2021-01-08 02:56
2 replies
it's short for verdade, which means true
2021-01-08 04:30
1 reply
Ok Paul tks
2021-01-08 13:59
swag
2021-01-07 20:00
nice
2021-01-07 20:00
#17
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Spain capta1n
Expected
2021-01-07 20:00
expected
2021-01-07 20:00
Wowi
2021-01-07 20:00
wow
2021-01-07 20:00
nice
2021-01-07 20:02
deserved congrats!
2021-01-07 20:00
Congratz Brazilian god, very deserved spot At this rate, ZywOo will %100 get top1 spot in HLTV rankers top20
2021-01-07 20:00
9 replies
#77
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
s1mple will %100 get top 1 spot in HLTV rankers top20* ZywOo will %100 get top 2 spot in HLTV rankers top20*
2021-01-07 20:04
7 replies
ZywOo will %100 get top1 spot in HLTV rankers top20*
2021-01-07 20:04
4 replies
#96
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
2021-01-07 20:06
3 replies
2021-01-07 20:08
2 replies
never lol 🤣👏
2021-01-07 20:09
1 reply
😎😎😎♿♿♿ content
2021-01-07 20:12
Será ?
2021-01-07 22:27
Nt Sam2k
2021-01-07 22:40
0/8
2021-01-07 20:55
#26
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Namibia KhT
0/8
2021-01-07 20:00
#27
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Portugal SAi2K
Deserved
2021-01-07 20:00
1 reply
+1
2021-01-07 22:28
Deserved.
2021-01-07 20:00
cool
2021-01-07 20:00
lol
2021-01-07 20:00
#31
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
so s1mple top 1 2020
2021-01-07 20:00
1 reply
+1
2021-01-07 20:01
#33
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Ukraine Holiwerq
glory ukraine
2021-01-07 20:00
1 reply
VTC
2021-01-07 22:28
Unexpected
2021-01-07 20:00
#36
broky | 
Egypt MuXSS
where is broky ffs :(
2021-01-07 20:00
2 replies
he wont be in the top20, his stats just werent good enough
2021-01-07 20:08
+1
2021-01-07 20:29
Well Done !!
2021-01-07 20:00
#38
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Brazil AWFenrir
expected
2021-01-07 20:00
#39
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Luxembourg Aybars1
wtff
2021-01-07 20:00
1 reply
You?
2021-01-07 22:29
#40
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Turkey hedgehoog
xanta valde mantuu konfig rip
2021-01-07 20:00
#41
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Croatia boggy_
lmao
2021-01-07 20:00
1 reply
VTC
2021-01-07 22:29
#42
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w
NA CS LUL
2021-01-07 20:00
stop picking NA players
2021-01-07 20:00
Wtf
2021-01-07 20:00
bruh EU players getting robbed 2 pm my time after 2 pm my time
2021-01-07 20:01
#50
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Romania ViolentJ
pog
2021-01-07 20:01
#51
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United States Swadplan
valde, k0nfig and others robbed by hltv, SAD!
2021-01-07 20:01
11 replies
k0nfig will be on the list, he was insane this year and had impressive stats according to hltv IG page
2021-01-07 20:10
2 replies
Only 1 evp
2021-01-07 20:28
1 reply
VDD
2021-01-07 22:30
#220
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Brazil FERRAZZZ
Did we watch the same cs? In what world konfig would be in top20? Just watch the last bo3 between col and furia.. Month ago.. Konfig was like a t5 player against furia... Well, the entire col was destroyed
2021-01-07 22:10
7 replies
forming your opinion from one event OMEGALUL apparently you didnt watch the same CS the whole 2020
2021-01-08 07:58
3 replies
#300
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Brazil FERRAZZZ
I'm sorry...but furia is too much for them..
2021-01-08 10:00
2 replies
coL managed to win a huge event in EU while furia has only been fucked left and right since arriving in EU
2021-01-08 11:39
Im sorry that you are delusional.
2021-01-08 12:12
+ 198733 THESE LITTLE EUROPEANS ARE ALL DELUSIONAL ABOUY KONFIG, HE ONLY HAD GOOD STATS THIS YEAR BECAUSE COL IS ALL AROUND HIM AND BLAMEF
2021-01-08 17:58
2 replies
#348
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Europe Vallon4
Lol, ok, irrelevant scene. Farming NA bots online apparently has the same weight as every other top 20, lmaoooo. Wouldn't be 1 brazillian in it if you played in EU and it was LAN.
2021-01-09 00:55
1 reply
LOL U SAYING THAT ONLY EU PLAYERS SHOULD BE IN TOP20 THEN?? HEN1 WAS THE BEST AWPER AT AMERICAS AT 2020, OF COURSE HE DESERVED A SPOT
2021-01-09 01:59
Aim God in NA and EU, deserved.
2021-01-07 20:02
1 reply
Uhum
2021-01-07 22:30
#64
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South America ZyvvOo
thought yuurih #12
2021-01-07 20:02
#65
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India zeel_007
Final SA and only one more NA player before we can move to EU players.
2021-01-07 20:02
1 reply
lul
2021-01-07 20:06
Incredibly undeserved
2021-01-07 20:02
Expected
2021-01-07 20:02
deserved
2021-01-07 20:02
2 replies
+ 1
2021-01-07 22:31
1 reply
+ 1
2021-01-08 13:16
hopefully the last na/sa player
2021-01-07 20:03
3 replies
#78
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Turkey 69kagan
EliGE ??
2021-01-07 20:04
1 reply
prob but this high up is undeserved
2021-01-07 20:06
young John still comin
2021-01-07 20:04
thought he would be higher
2021-01-07 20:04
2 replies
#138
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Brazil wololo10
+1
2021-01-07 20:16
Should have been higher, at least higher than huNter
2021-01-07 20:31
Nice! Though I thought he might be higher....
2021-01-07 20:06
so, valde or mantuu won't be on this list :(
2021-01-07 20:05
1 reply
Well yuurih didn’t change that since he was guaranteed to be on the list anyways. If you see somebody like stavn/k0nfig then it starts getting unlikely for them.
2021-01-07 20:07
EU getting robbed so hard in this rankings lmao Not saying he doesn't deserve the list but there's too many NA players already
2021-01-07 20:05
4 replies
+1 only elige and yuurih deserved top 20 imo and maybe hen1 too but brehze and kscerato? LUL
2021-01-07 20:13
2 replies
#267
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Austria SplasJ
+1
2021-01-08 00:59
#270
KRL | 
Brazil Khiva
+1
2021-01-08 01:37
+1
2021-01-07 20:29
good player
2021-01-07 20:06
1 reply
Vdd
2021-01-07 22:31
#95
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Serbia LtN))
Ok
2021-01-07 20:06
Wow no more NA bots in next 13 places Thx god
2021-01-07 20:07
3 replies
elige prob(( completly undeserved
2021-01-07 20:07
2 replies
He was top4 player last Year, how is it undeserved? not like he can't be good at all
2021-01-07 20:17
1 reply
played in na for most of the year.......... stats from na are overrated. so many undeserbed SA/NA players in top 20. chris instead of breazheee would have looked more legit xdddddddddddddddddddd
2021-01-07 20:18
#103
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Asia Blitzer
wtf
2021-01-07 20:08
POG
2021-01-07 20:08
Ok, only EliGE left in NA. Rest should be EU lol. Junior about to be #1 player 2020, everyone talking about him nice to see him get attention :)
2021-01-07 20:09
pog
2021-01-07 20:09
PogChamp
2021-01-07 20:10
I thought it would be elige damn
2021-01-07 20:10
1 reply
i hope elige gets on the list
2021-01-07 20:22
deserved
2021-01-07 20:11
yeah, and huNter with 1.07 against top20 and 2/3 evps makes it further than yuurih and Brollan ok hltv
2021-01-07 20:11
2 replies
I don’t think hunter will be there
2021-01-07 20:14
1 reply
huNter 1.12 vs elite events as well as KRIMZ, 1.17 in IEM Katowice + higher other stats Going by hltv logic, he is definetely in
2021-01-07 20:22
Finally deserved spot
2021-01-07 20:11
#121
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Russia Peeronid
undeserved
2021-01-07 20:12
NA CS :( ...all na cs wasted spot, expect elige.
2021-01-07 20:12
b4rtin>dumau
2021-01-07 20:12
Wtf spoiler “ a record that was only bettered by three players in 2020: Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut, Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz. ”
2021-01-07 20:12
1 reply
zywoo top 1 looks like it
2021-01-07 20:29
WTF, Deserved more
2021-01-07 20:13
zzzzzzz farming stats vs na bots
2021-01-07 20:14
#132
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Chile cristiaan
gj yuri, a good singer
2021-01-07 20:14
#134
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Finland de_suomi
Literally who?
2021-01-07 20:14
#135
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Brazil hugoooo
Very expected, sick stats... he had top stats in almost every category, amazing year by yuurih. Fun fact: on the last 5 days, all players announced were from FURIA or fnatic lol
2021-01-07 20:15
kekw this is rigged, bruv espiranto is better than this guy
2021-01-07 20:15
Furia has so much potential with him. Deserved spot.
2021-01-07 20:18
#143
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Hungary szia
ArT #8 confirmed
2021-01-07 20:19
1 reply
ART GOD
2021-01-07 22:25
expected
2021-01-07 20:25
#156
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Portugal MrPato
Deserved to be higher
2021-01-07 20:26
nice 3 furia players
2021-01-07 20:27
Great now just eliege and maybe NAF left from NA
2021-01-07 20:29
#166
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Moldova x1fy
should've been higher
2021-01-07 20:31
undeserved just like every NA/SA player
2021-01-07 20:31
??? Top14 from farming NA tier3 teams LUL, no WAY!
2021-01-07 20:34
#14 for farming tier 3 teams? Everytime they get to EU, they get smacked Top 50 eu > Anyone from Furia
2021-01-07 20:37
Expected! Only other players left from NA/SA would be Elige, NAF, and Cold. I may be forgetting some.
2021-01-07 20:37
2 replies
#189
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Brazil Anarchybr
But cold plays in EU so he wouldn’t count as NA. Elige is making it (maybe top 10?) but NAF definitely isn’t Also coldzera won’t be on top 20
2021-01-07 21:08
1 reply
Coldzera god 4ever
2021-01-07 22:24
Omegalol bots on top 20🤡🤡🤡🤡
2021-01-07 20:38
3 replies
if they are 'bots', imagine what's left for you?! ... an illustrious stranger ... hahahahaha
2021-01-07 22:23
2 replies
i was talking about NA bots u fcking gaules fannn dont reply me WutFace
2021-01-08 11:02
1 reply
Suck
2021-01-08 13:11
#174
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Panama Bill_Bait
Ahhahaha fucking joke
2021-01-07 20:41
#176
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Senegal ysatyi
wow. gratz, yuurih! #GOBIG #dreamOG #DIADEFURIA
2021-01-07 20:48
Nice
2021-01-07 20:54
#183
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Brazil angryyyy
EliGe top 8
2021-01-07 20:58
deserved
2021-01-07 21:00
not top 10 wtf??
2021-01-07 21:01
wtf why random ppl are in top 20 hltv? this year sucks hard
2021-01-07 21:02
4 replies
FURIA has been in the top8 since may, they even were top 3 for a short period of time and currently are 6th. this placing is justified.
2021-01-07 21:31
3 replies
agreed, midway through the year, furia started winning every NA tournament and made a deep run at 1 eu tournament. online, furia proved themselves to be the best team in a region with 2 other top10 teams. hen1, kscerato, and yuurih were the best players in the region this year, and it would be bizarre not to include them in this list.
2021-01-07 22:29
This ranking is not about first 6 months but about the whole year. Furia is not a top5 team and has 3 players in top20... Mostly playing against na teams. This means vini and art must have been complete trash compared to Yuurih, kcer and hen1 which is not the case. NA will end up with 6 players in top20 without being in the top5 and this also means Furia has more players in this list than any top5 team which is ridiculous. In my opinion only Elige and Yuurih deserved to be in top20.
2021-01-08 00:36
1 reply
#349
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Europe Vallon4
+111
2021-01-09 00:57
Wtf is this a joke? Top20 hello
2021-01-07 21:15
#193
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Indonesia Nuryuky
so lucky
2021-01-07 21:16
Who?
2021-01-07 21:20
2 replies
. . . the person who doesn’t know one of the main FURIA players shouldn’t be here in this CS GO chat ... retard ... ; ) (by the way, what garbage flag is that there?! ... lol is there cs go there in this end of the world?! ...)
2021-01-07 22:18
1 reply
>FURIA Who?
2021-01-08 13:10
top 20 in order from 1-20, without question: s1mple ZywOo device NiKo ropz electronic syrsoN mantuu valde stavn dupreeh Magisk XANTARES Brollan huNter- broky REZ nawwk KRIMZ tabseN
2021-01-07 21:22
He had a great year, deserved place. Gratz to him.
2021-01-07 21:24
NA KEKW JUST STOP ALREADY LMAO
2021-01-07 21:28
expected & deserved
2021-01-07 21:30
undeserved
2021-01-07 21:33
Furia, fnatic, furia, fnatic, furia.... whats next?
2021-01-07 21:36
1 reply
fnatic - but top 20 and fnatic and furia only have 10 players.
2021-01-08 15:32
expected
2021-01-07 21:39
Ok
2021-01-07 21:39
who?
2021-01-07 21:41
4 replies
the person who doesn’t know one of the main FURIA players shouldn’t be here in this CS GO chat ... What a retard ... :)
2021-01-07 22:14
3 replies
who?
2021-01-07 22:52
2 replies
Your mother
2021-01-08 13:07
1 reply
who hh o o
2021-01-08 17:25
#208
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North America Mort11
He should be the only Furia player on this list. Yuurih was the only Furia player to consistently show he could outplay the EU players.
2021-01-07 21:44
2 replies
#285
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Brazil hugoooo
How HEN1 and KSCERATO got 1.15 and 1.12 ratings vs TOP5 teams then?????????????
2021-01-08 05:41
1 reply
#328
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North America Mort11
Top 3?
2021-01-08 13:47
#210
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Finland Jambi_
Furia mostly played in NA which was full of bots. Undeserved in my humble (and right) opinion.
2021-01-07 21:46
1 reply
agreed. they are good, but they farmed against lulquid
2021-01-07 21:49
Well....
2021-01-07 21:57
ATA > OK
2021-01-07 21:59
Wtf who is this guy?
2021-01-07 21:59
TOP1 VINI or arT
2021-01-07 22:00
1 reply
arT #2 VINI #1 confirmed
2021-01-07 22:33
Yuurih VERY VERY GOD
2021-01-07 22:12
Congratulations!! Happy to see 3 BR players on the list!
2021-01-07 22:33
1 reply
+ 111111111
2021-01-07 22:54
This list is just a fucking joke. Another NA player added to the list. They haven't been able to play real CS most of the year and still nerds are only looking at their core stats, not who they played against. Tbf I think Yuurih deserved to be on the list. He's been very good and one could argue he deserved it. But all the others = bullshit. Also, you've picked 2 players from EU. Both of whom have dropped massively since '19 and from the same team. We need to have an interview after this shenanigans many players to consider, who've now lost their chance to be celebrated forever. This is cruel, dumb and unfair to the whole EU community. Clowns!
2021-01-07 22:44
7 replies
SA > NA
2021-01-07 22:55
+1 this list is just dumb so far, no logic in this other than pure stats but if they decide it like this without going into detail and don't see the context these player awards are useless
2021-01-07 23:46
oh so cruel to the EU community!!! poor little kittens lmao just try to accept that FURIA as the new brazilian uprising team changed the way people play this game. wait for the top 10 players, 8/10 of them will be from eu. i promise.
2021-01-08 05:51
3 replies
you mean 10/10 top 10 will be from EU?
2021-01-08 20:11
#350
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Europe Vallon4
''just try to accept that FURIA as the new brazilian uprising team changed the way people play this game'' ?????????????????????????????? lmfaooo this fanboy high on the hardcore shit.
2021-01-09 00:59
1 reply
well, the over agressive cs wasn't meta so teams have to be prepared when playing against them. this is called counterstratting. teams like, nip, vp, lg/sk (brazilian lineups), astralis and envyus did change the way people play csgo as well, so i don't understand your comment
2021-01-09 04:05
Let me remind you, this is a global ranking not an European one, dont be such an ignorant and say that only eu cs matter or that only eu cs is good, you are not that stupid.
2021-01-08 20:09
he does deserve to be in the top #20 but idk about the ranking
2021-01-07 23:04
EZEZ
2021-01-07 23:11
Deserved for yuuriihMONSTA
2021-01-07 23:50
From LoL to CS:GO ahahahah Dota(even first) > LoL About cs I don't even need to say something (1.6 best)
2021-01-07 23:56
Nice for Yuurih! Best furia player ez
2021-01-08 00:00
Deserved higher
2021-01-08 00:20
Not a single na/sa team in top5 but already 5 na/sa players in the top 20? EU players are getting robbed big time lol.
2021-01-08 00:23
arT is next
2021-01-08 00:27
13 days left for DosiaGOD
2021-01-08 01:01
#269
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Brazil Folkz
It just confirms what I always said: Yuuhri >> Kscerato
2021-01-08 01:09
Nice player!
2021-01-08 01:52
#275
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Brazil xeroq1
tomorrow: arT, THE GOD
2021-01-08 02:30
arT 11-13th spot incoming. vini did not deserve a spot in this list but will be one of the most promising players of 2021, you can bet on that!
2021-01-08 03:43
This is totally UNFAIR to EU players. Furia is a decent team, but in this year, they only appears good in NA. When they went to EU, they were crushed. You cannot have three Furia player in top 20, you simply cannot because when competing with higher level, they cannot handle it. OG, Big, Heroic, they all have fantastic players, let alone Vitality, Na'Vi, Astralis, G2, Mouse, Faze. This top 20 is unfair, all should we say, you shouldn't name top 20 in 2020 because players were not competing at the same level. Hell, Erkast may be with a better stats, name him!
2021-01-08 03:47
lol, once again
2021-01-08 03:48
I am sure that in the EU region there are much more worthy players who will not get into this top, as they experienced much more competition, because they really played against the best. It looks like a quota for national / sex minorities, when a person is taken somewhere not for skills, but in order for his social group to be represented, lol
2021-01-08 04:22
4 replies
lmao literally the worst comment ive seen in this site
2021-01-08 06:28
3 replies
NA 2020 is like SEA 2019, imagine if tyloo got the same number of points while dominating their region and got into the top 20 best players based on it
2021-01-08 06:39
2 replies
yeah but tyloo didn't need to win against col, eg, team liquid, chaos, 100t and some pretty strong tier 1 eu teams, og g2, heroic etc.
2021-01-09 04:33
1 reply
They played only 15 matches in the EU and won half of them, it's too little to influence the statistics for the whole year. They earned their stats playing NA against much weaker teams in the main season.
2021-01-09 04:53
Imagine ranking NA players over Eu ones
2021-01-08 07:20
#294
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Germany X5ander
non of my boyz is placed 14th or lower, so they will be all in the top 13, that's so great ! :-)
2021-01-08 07:56
#297
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Denmark Daweh
So when we take away Simple, Zywoo, Device and Niko there is only 10 players left and Furia got 3 of the 20 spots? Wtf.
2021-01-08 08:05
2 replies
+1
2021-01-08 10:25
hltv mens))))))
2021-01-08 13:37
NA most overrated :( bad list
2021-01-08 10:24
#305
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Brazil Gaiolero
Congratulations Yuurih! But I think he deserved to be top 12 or 11. Anyway, his bold prediction is Junior, so I really think that he is going to Furia and Hen1 will be replaced, wich I don't think to be a good option for the brazilian team.
2021-01-08 11:24
2 replies
#310
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China VeryXxGuy
he deserved 120 or 121
2021-01-08 11:46
1 reply
#315
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Denmark Daweh
+1
2021-01-08 12:22
this serbian guy making the rankings is obviously retarded. Wouldnt surprise me if he puts niko in 1# due to his obvious shit bias.
2021-01-08 11:42
yuurih > brollan .. mkay
2021-01-08 12:04
Only 13 spots left in list. Looks like alot of players you thought was given are gonna be disappointed.
2021-01-08 12:11
2 replies
#317
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Denmark Daweh
Considering 4 of these probably already are taken by S1mple, Wywoo, Dev1ce and Niko this list is a joke.
2021-01-08 12:40
1 reply
NiKo? I think elec
2021-01-08 19:20
Who?
2021-01-08 13:02
#324
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Mongolia t3ngrist
who?
2021-01-08 13:29
5 replies
he plays in furia, the best NA team in 2020 BY FAR. what do you mean who?
2021-01-08 13:36
4 replies
#330
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Sweden zZzlatan
who = he is not relevant in the world, should never be top20
2021-01-08 13:50
1 reply
he is relevant and one of the best players in the world, playing in one of the best teams in the world. still young and a great talent. the opposite of irrelevant should always be top20, fully deserved.
2021-01-08 15:56
#334
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Mongolia t3ngrist
furwhat?
2021-01-08 14:21
1 reply
ok i see you. yurih is the best brazilian player atm btw. u should know him. if u dont, shame on u
2021-01-08 15:58
#335
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Cyprus shmoe
this list is beyond repair. it is a fucking joke having 3 Furia and 2 Fnatic players on this list already. how do you want to get all the great performing astralis, vitality, big, heroic, G2 and Navi players in there? every top 10 team has a potential superstar to be in this list. how can you put 3 players of one NA team in there? wtf? They were out of competition for most of the year. this is absolutely ridiculous.
2021-01-08 14:59
ahahaahha how na players hit the top. They were losing all the euro teams.Let's then take rpk and flamie to the top that played an order of magnitude better than these bots.
2021-01-08 18:58
#355
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United States Will767
Who???
2021-01-09 07:24
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