Top 20 players of 2020: device (3)

Incredible consistency, outstanding fragging, and a high number of individual awards in 2020 see Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz place third in the Top 20 players of the year ranking, powered by GG.BET and Xtrfy, the Dane's sixth consecutive top-5 finish.

Top 20 players of 2020: Introduction

The road to becoming "Mr. Consistent" of CS:GO has been long and arduous for device, who embarked on it as a teenager, in a previous version of the game. His first LAN experience dates back to 2009, when he played a local CS:Source tournament as a 13-year-old. Not long afterwards, device managed to reach the top of the Danish Source scene in its final years, linking up with Henrik "⁠FeTiSh⁠" Christensen for a short period before moving on to Global Offensive.

Early in his career, device was unable to stick in a team for long, either stepping down or being kicked, mostly due to a lack of motivation. FeTiSh had gone as far to claim that device was "wasting his potential" in 2012, but the two would play again at the start of CS:GO in CPH Wolves. That only lasted two months, however, due to device not showing up for practice regularly. At the end of 2013, he finally achieved stability, returning to CPH Wolves , who also featured Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth and Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen, both of whom are still his teammates to this day.

device kicked off his career in CPH Wolves

A messy start to CS:GO meant that he wasn't in contention for a spot in the Top 20 players of 2013 ranking, which ended up being the only one he has missed to date. However, under the tag of Dignitas in 2014, device started grabbing attention with his fragging output (1.11 rating, 0.77 KPR), which helped the team reach a number of playoffs during the year, including at all three Majors. Unfortunately, he also showed a tendency to go missing in the most important matches, which in turn resulted in the team being unable to secure a single trophy.

After sneaking into the best players of the year list in 2014 at No.20, device would reach new heights in 2015 after the team parted ways with FeTiSh and brought in Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen as their in-game leader. Now representing TSM, the Danes finally managed to get over the hump and win their first tournament, CCS Kick-off Finals, with device earning his inaugural MVP medal from the showing in Romania. The team won a total of five events during the year, in large part due to device improving his big-game performance, as he claimed a total of four MVPs in 2015 and placed third in the Top 20 players of the year ranking, behind two dominant forces in Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer and Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács.

Newcomers to CS:GO might find it hard to look at device as anything else than an AWPer, but it wasn't until he was 21 and playing for Astralis that he took on that role. Nicolaj "⁠Nico⁠" Jensen and René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg were the ones wielding the "Big Green" ahead of him in previous teams, but when the latter parted ways with the long-lasting core in 2016, device took it upon himself to master a new role.

"I watched demos of all the top AWPers and tried to develop my own style, I made a google doc with which moves I needed to try on specific maps and sides, and then I evaluated which worked for me, and that would be my go-to. Then in the latter part of the year, I used a program that shows an overview heat map and then shows my tendencies and I tried to become more diverse, especially on the CT side." - device about his role change

After linking up with karrigan, device started lifting trophies

device wasn't completely inexperienced with the AWP, having played as a hybrid in 2014 (14.74% of total kills) and 2015 (22.69%), but nonetheless had another considerable obstacle to overcome. Despite the role change and the team being in flux, device was incredibly consistent in 2016. He flawlessly adapted to two significant roster changes in the team (cajunb and karrigan for Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye and Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander) and managed to earn his fifth MVP at the end of the year, at the ECS Season 2 Finals. Following that event, he reached another milestone - rising to the No,1 place in the world ranking with Astralis for the first time.

While he still wasn't able to contest with Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo and Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David — due to lacking elite-level impact in the final games of tournaments —, device confirmed his class with another third-place finish on the top 20 players of the year list.

In 2017, new challenges arose for the Dane. After winning his first Major, ELEAGUE 2017, Astralis were put in the spotlight back home, and having so much media attention required adaptation. Nonetheless, device didn't falter, and in his first full year as the main AWPer, he earned six EVPs from 12 events while picking up his level deep in tournaments by averaging a 1.13 Big event playoff rating. It wasn't an amazing year for Astralis overall, though, as they were displaced by FaZe and SK as the best teams later on, and missed a chance to win their second Major after an upset loss to Gambit at PGL Krakow.

"I definitely feel like at one point their [FaZe and SK] 'hunger' was bigger than ours. It affected everyone on our team that we had a lot of media focus, that we had tried to win the 'big one' and been the best team in the world for a while. This is actually the toughest place to be in, since everyone has their eyes on the team to beat, and the team at the top usually does not have so many places to look for inspiration/motivation. We have learned a lot from this period, and I only think it has made us smarter as a team on how we are supposed to deal with this in the future.

"The loss against them at the Major was really heartbreaking because it felt like the moment we could get closer to solidifying what other great lineups had previously achieved by winning two Majors in a row. But no, I wasn’t that 'surprised' that we could not beat them since they were a really good team with nothing to lose in that game, but it was still the toughest game mentally that I feel like we lost in 2017." - device about his 2017.

Unfortunately, device wasn't able to finish out the year, as health issues saw him checked into a hospital upon the finish of IEM Oakland and forced him to take a sick leave after that. Learning to balance the lifestyle of a professional player with a hiatus hernia, an illness that gets worse with stress and travel, was the next task on his list.

"I am a bit disappointed that I did not take time to focus on my illness [earlier], because now I already feel like a new person,", he said going into 2018, when the sniper reached a new level in Astralis' historic year, winning ten events in total - including their second Major. It was after the addition of Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif that the Danes became an unstoppable unit, but as good as the rifler was, a lot of the success was down to device, who was one of the best "big game" players that year. He won seven MVPs in 2018, breaking Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund's record from 2013 for the highest number of medals won in a single year, in addition to six EVPs from a total of 17 events played. He also secured his first Major MVP, while averaging a 1.24 rating for the year.

However, despite his outstanding play in 2018, which would've been worthy of the No.1 spot in any of the years between 2014 and 2017, the AWPer had to settle for second place in the player ranking due to an otherworldly level from Natus Vincere star Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev.

device broke the record for most MVPs in a year in 2018

That story repeated itself in 2019, when device continued to display his consistency both early and late in tournaments, securing three MVPs and winning six tournaments, including his third and fourth Majors. Lifting the trophy at StarLadder Berlin, exactly on his 24th birthday, saw his team go down in history as the first one with four Majors to their name, as well as becoming the only one with three victories in a row. While the year wasn't as dominant as the previous one, Astralis again finished it as the best team in the world, winning three out of the last four Big events held.

device and his team continued breaking records, but one still eludes him - the No.1 spot in the player ranking. His 1.22 rating in 2019 was enough only for another third place on the list (sixth year in a row in which he was inside the top five), as this time it wasn't just s1mple that placed ahead of him, but another prodigious talent in Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut.

Denmarkdevice
2020 Tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
IEM Katowice
(3-4th)
1.21 (2nd, +8%) 78.4 0.76 0.58 1.19 73.1% EVP
EPL Season 11 EU
(3rd)
1.20 (1st, +5%) 79.2 0.76 0.61 1.26 72.2% EVP
ESL RtR Europe
(1st)
1.26 (1st, +11%) 83.2 0.83 0.62 1.38 72.5% MVP
DH Masters Spring EU
(9-12th)
1.23 (1st, +11%) 81.7 0.77 0.59 1.26 73.1%
ESL Cologne EU
(5-8th)
1.16 (3rd, +2%) 76.1 0.70 0.67 1.32 74.8%
EPL Season 12 EU
(1st)
1.15 (1st, +4%) 77.2 0.73 0.62 1.17 72.0% EVP
DH Open Fall
(3rd)
1.10 (1st, +4%) 74.2 0.69 0.63 1.20 68.4% EVP
IEM Beijing EU
(5-8th)
1.26 (1st, +14%) 85.6 0.80 0.62 1.39 73.7% EVP
DHM Winter EU
(1st)
1.34 (1st, +21%) 89.9 0.86 0.57 1.36 73.8% MVP
BLAST Fall Finals
(2nd)
1.19 (1st, +8%) 83.7 0.79 0.62 1.15 71.5% EVP
IEM Global Challenge
(1st)
1.26 (1st, +18%) 83.7 0.80 0.59 1.37 70.1% MVP
5%+ above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

The Astralis star continued his streak of incredible years in 2020, a difficult one for his team and the CS:GO scene overall. The Danes kicked things off with a slow start at BLAST Premier Spring Series, the event's group stage, but then showed class at IEM Katowice by surging through the group stage. From the three series, all of which finished 2-0, device's worst map was a 1.05-rated Vertigo against Vitality, posting 1.30+ ratings in the remaining five. Natus Vincere were unbeatable in the semi-final, though, limiting Astralis to just five rounds on each map before going on to win the title.

The month-long ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe was next on the agenda. In the first tournament of the pandemic-caused online era of CS:GO, device seemed well adjusted to the "new normal", going on to post a 1.20 rating, with that number going up to 1.32 when only playoffs are taken into account. Astralis played mousesports twice in the final games of the tournament, winning handily the group stage match but suffering a close defeat in the semi-finals, albeit device posted nearly identical ratings in both games - 1.33 and 1.32.

"We knew early on that Lukas (gla1ve) would need a break, so Emil (Magisk) took over gradually and already called during ESL One: Road to Rio so it didn’t feel like an abrupt change. Everybody on the team always contributes and pitches in with ideas, I mainly keep track of the economy in the game, so in that way, things didn’t change much for me, but of course, it was very different playing without Lukas and Andreas (Xyp9x). We tried to keep our roles and I think we adapted fairly well, but for the players who came in, it was a bit tough as they weren't playing their optimal roles. But because of that, I think it made it way easier for us to re-integrate Lukas and Andreas once they got back."

Astralis couldn't handle NAVI on the stage of the empty Spodek

After settling for top-four finishes in the first two events and earning EVP mentions from both, device kicked his game into a higher gear in ESL One: Road to Rio - Europe, the first Regional Major Ranking tournament. After another grueling format that saw them play 24 maps in total, Astralis were crowned champions, having breezed through the playoffs without losing a single map against G2 (16-13, 16-7; 16-6, 16-2) and FaZe (16-12, 16-7). With an outstanding 1.58 playoff rating and an incredible 1.38 impact rating for the event, device earned the MVP award from the tournament - the 16th of his career.

That result ensured Astralis' return to the No.1 spot in the world rankings, having briefly lost it after an uninspiring start to the year. Although, they wouldn't keep it for long, as changes to the active roster would hinder the Danes heavily.

First, it was gla1ve who stepped down from the line-up, and then, shortly afterwards, Xyp9x also requested some time off. At the time, it was unclear what was happening with the team. Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen was signed as their sixth, but he unable to play initially due to his still-active Heroic contract, while Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen and Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer came in as a part of an "extended roster" but ended up being little more than glorified stand-ins.

"Playing during the pandemic has been tough, no doubt. It has been tough for everybody. We are used to spending a lot of time together, preparing, planning, coordinating and just hanging as a team, and everything changed overnight.

"[Regarding health issues being easier to handle in 2020], I rarely have issues travelling nowadays, as long as we plan for it and the tournament schedule allows for rest. So for me, it is not an advantage to stay at home because I live in Stockholm, far from the office and the other guys, which made a lot of the time at home very lonely this year."

device stuck to his roles during the two tournaments they played with the makeshift roster, and despite underwhelming team results, remained consistent. In DreamHack Masters Spring, an Elite event, he posted a 1.23 rating, topping the scoreboard in three of the four series Astralis played en route to a 9-12th finish. He was the best player of his team in the BLAST Spring Showdown as well, but Astralis were unable to qualify for the Spring Finals and decided to skip cs_summit 6 to go for an early player break.

The most successful five-man lineup in CS:GO was broken up as gla1ve and Xyp9x took time off

Two new members were introduced to the fold during the summer, es3tag, who was finally out of his contract with Heroic, and former MAD Lions star Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen. Again adapting to a new constellation of players, device performed admirably in ESL One Cologne Europe and excelled in opening up rounds (0.18 opening kills per round, 0.06 opening deaths per round), but wasn't up to his usual level in the playoff series against NIP (0.95 rating) as the team faltered against the Swedes for a 5-8th finish. Worth noting is that this was second and last time in 2020 that he wasn't the best-rated player for Astralis at a notable tournament, topping the charts for his team in the remaining nine they played.

"[gla1ve and Xyp9x taking medical leave] was tough because you know how the other guys are feeling. You need to be a professional, but of course, you think a lot about your teammates in a situation like this because we regard each other as close friends.

"I do think the guys we brought in did extremely well under the conditions they were put in though. We maintained a respectable level throughout a very tough period, but when you are used to the consistency, it is very hard to constantly re-adjust, I think especially for Emil with the IGL situation. It did help that we were openly speaking about the struggles we had with the situation over this period, and I am super proud that we managed to get both players back from the break and back into the team."

Another ESL Pro League season awaited Astralis in September. They topped their group before crossing paths with Heroic in the first round of the playoffs, losing handily (16-7, 16-7) and falling to the lower bracket. Following an uninspired match against his countrymen (0.75 rating), device elevated his game as Astralis made the lower bracket run to reach the grand final. There, he was the best-rated player of his team and inspired a BO5 reverse-sweep against Natus Vincere, securing the Danes their second trophy of the year.

gla1ve returned to the lineup for that win, but Magisk was still calling the shots, as was he when Astralis attended DreamHack Open Fall. A showing that would be considered remarkable for almost anyone else (1.10 rating, 1.20 impact) was statistically one of device's worst ones of the year. He had a tough time in the initial game against Heroic and only finished 58.8% of maps played with a 1.00+ rating, but was still the best performer in his team and earned an EVP mention in their third-place finish.

"I am not really the person that regrets a lot of stuff. There are so many what-ifs, what-could-have-happened moments, and I think diving into that mindset, you will always be able to find excuses. Although the hardest moment this year was definitely being by myself so much. I was used to socializing and travelling for so many years in a row and it abruptly stopped, that really messed with my head."

Before IEM Bejing-Haidian, which took place in November, Astralis reassembled the roster that won three Majors in the row, with es3tag leaving the team and Xyp9x returning from a four-month hiatus. device had a field day in the groups against mousesports and ENCE, posting his highest group stage rating of 2020 (1.45), but his whole team was shut down by Natus Vincere in the quarter-finals, whose trio of s1mple, Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov, and Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy all posted 1.40+ ratings across the two-map affair.

The squad was back together for the final events of 2020

Throughout the year, including only teams he played five or more maps against, device was least effective against Natus Vincere (1.08 rating), Heroic (1.06), and NIP (1.05), significantly below his average 1.20 rating.

"It's hard to say exactly why you perform better or worse against some teams, but if I recall correctly, NiP has always been a hard team for me to play against. If I had to give an educated guess as to why it is, I would say their aggressive playstyle and individual level is very high when they are at their peak as a team.

"Heroic (cadiaN) has always been a little bit more problematic for me to play against - I think last year was both his and his team's best, and when we faced them earlier I would say cadiaN would win the AWP duel, so that's my guess [why I had a tougher time].

"And last, but not least, NAVI. They are just one of the best teams in the world, with a style where you kind of know what their plan is, but because of their individual talent, they can still win even if you prepared perfectly for them.

"I don't know how big the sample size is with all these teams, but I would actually also think it has something to do with the map pool we have against these teams. Maybe those are not my strong maps."

As the final series of tournaments was approaching, gla1ve was reinstated as the caller of the team, and Astralis hit their end-of-year stride, just like the previous two years. device was the spearhead of their success in DreamHack Masters Winter, recording just two below-1.00 rated maps and standing out in series against North American opposition (1.66 rating vs. FURIA, 1.60 vs. Liquid), and in the grand final against mousesports (1.37 rating). The tournament was device's best of the year in many categories, including overall rating (1.34, +21% of team average), ADR (89.9), and kills per round (0.86), with impeccable playoff rating (1.42) and impact rating (1.36) to boot.

"This year it was about really digging deep. Up until the last three tournaments, I’d say we had a decent year and actually did rather well when you consider the player changes, transfers, swapping IGL twice, re-integrating the two players, not being able to prepare as much as we prefer to, and all that stuff.

"Being decent is nowhere near what we expect and desire, so Danny (zonic) had some individual talks with some of the players in which he would push us to play more, do better in practice, take the right decisions inside and outside (sleep schedule, workout, diet) the server.

"That really gave me some perspective, I think I was somewhat tired and lost in a mindset waiting for LANs to happen, being unhappy with my level and I really wanted to end the year on a high note."

device picked up three MVPs in the year, reaching 18 in his career

Another lower-bracket run all the way to the title match was pulled off by Astralis in the BLAST Premier Fall Finals, but after taking down mousesports, G2, Natus Vincere, and BIG in convincing fashion, the Danes were unable to overcome Vitality in the grand final. device posted just a 0.88 rating in the last BO3, but was above par in all the other series for an average rating of 1.19, which earned him another strong EVP to go alongside the silver medal.

IEM Global Challenge was the final event of the year, and a lot was on the line. The neck-and-neck race between Vitality, Natus Vincere, and Astralis for the first place in the world rankings would essentially be decided by this event. Eliminating the Frenchmen in the group stage (device with the tied-best rating in the team, 1.16) did wonders for them in that regard, but the sniper pushed his level even further in the playoffs. Across the two series against Natus Vincere and Liquid, the AWPer averaged a 1.32 rating, earning himself his third MVP from the team's fourth tournament victory (the only one missing, from EPL S12, was claimed by s1mple on the losing side).

"My favorite moment of 2020 was definitely the first time we met up as a team at the office after Lukas and Andreas had come back from their sick leave, and then also playing the IEM Global Challenge from the office and winning was amazing. It had that real tournament feeling to it, actually."

In the end, winning IEM Global Challenge not only ensured Astralis would go into the new year as the highest-ranked team (fourth time in five years), but it also meant that they edged out Natus Vincere and Vitality for the title of the team of 2020 - repeating that success from 2018 and 2019.

"I think we as humans always have the possibility to grow. If we allow ourselves to get too comfortable and satisfied, I think it will affect anyone for the worse. That is the biggest motivational factor for me.

"Seeing other AWPers flourish — and as a player that analyzes a lot —, I was very inspired by the likes of syrsoN, for instance. Which really led me to believe there were a lot of possibilities inside game where I could improve.

"As I grow older, I am also able to relax more and detach myself from the individual results or games. It does not mean I have become a better loser, but I have become better at dealing with each game and focusing on what is important. What I can change. We are all about improving and becoming better and we have a lot of goals we still want to achieve."

Why is device the third-best player of 2020?

This was perhaps the spot that was first locked in this edition of the HLTV Top 20. device had such a good year that there was no doubt he should be above everyone that was ranked below, and at the same time, he was never really in contention for one of the top two spots, through little to no fault of his own.

His 1.20 rating and most of his other stats do a solid job of illustrating what a great year he had. He was the third-highest rated player and was ranked fifth for kills per round (0.77), opening kills (0.14 per round) and multi-kills (19.5% of his rounds). Moreover, he also had a very low death ratio (0.62 per round, the 11th-best).

device was inside the top 5 in the player ranking for the sixth time in a row

As we've gotten used to over the years, his consistency was once again almost unmatched as he put up at least a 1.10 rating at every event, and had a bad game very rarely, with 91% of his maps being rated 0.85 or higher.

When it came to the most competitive events, he was still superb, averaging the third-highest rating (1.19 from 116 maps), and despite a few notable playoff series in which he could have done better, he was still excellent in the big matches with the fifth-highest rating (1.21), a slight improvement on his overall rating.

He had three MVP and six EVP awards from 11 events, with two EVPs from Elite events being particularly strong (EPL S12 EU and BLAST Fall Finals). The high level of his individual awards, combined with the sheer number of them, was more than enough to give him ample separation from players below and put him in a tier of his own.

"Listen, these guys [ZywOo and s1mple] are insane and they deserve every honor they get and more. I might be able to improve my stats and have a slightly better chance of disrupting the top two, but I am not sure that the changes to my game I'd have to make would help my team. Being a consistent part of the top-five players in the world is something I am extremely proud of, but having four stars — and potentially five — on my jersey [indicating Major wins] means so much more.

"I would love to be No.1 on this list before I am done with CS, but if you talk about goals for 2021, the fifth star on the jersey is much higher on that list."

Bold prediction

Young Ninjas' duo Tim "⁠Mann3n⁠" Isak and Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson are device's picks for players to watch out for in the coming years. The four-time Major winner was impressed with them in Swedish pick-up games, and thinks that playing for NIP's academy can only help.

Sweden Tim "⁠Mann3n⁠" Isak
Sweden Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson

"I am going to go with Mann3n and ztr, the newly-signed players for Young Ninjas. They are really talented with a great work ethic and I have no doubt that they will be able to pursue a great career. I have played with and against them in the Swedish FACEIT (esportal), and they have really impressed me.

" I also think the development we have seen, where organisations pick up talent teams and develop their own players, will be exciting to follow. The next hidden gem will be much easier to find when these young players play against each other more often."

As we close in on the revelation of the full Top 20 players of 2020 ranking list, 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 Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1284
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
746
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1268
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1120
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1654
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1718
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1619
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1775
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
444
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Tim 'Mann3n' Isak
Tim 'Mann3n' Isak
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
16
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.74
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1293
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1487
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1197
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1471
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1040
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1725
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
Sweden Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
59
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1739
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1342
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1441
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Nicolaj 'Nico' Jensen
Nicolaj 'Nico' Jensen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
399
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1444
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
#1
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Switzerland m16r_Bra71l
dev1ce is the GOAT of csgo. Most consistent player EVER!
2021-01-18 20:00
83 replies
expected
2021-01-18 20:01
33 replies
He got 2 bold predictions that’s cheating :0
2021-01-18 20:01
30 replies
device #1 in my book, zywoo inconsistent and s1mple is trying too hard to get highlights
2021-01-18 20:12
14 replies
"zywoo inconsistent" burst on the scene in 2019 played his second year in T1 CS and got 2x HLTV #1 wtf?
2021-01-18 20:28
11 replies
and he's only 20y
2021-01-18 20:33
3 replies
s1mple number 1
2021-01-18 21:03
2 replies
0/8
2021-01-18 22:54
? nt
2021-01-20 20:06
2x HLTV #1?
2021-01-18 22:24
6 replies
yes
2021-01-19 10:07
5 replies
2015 olof 2016 coldzera 2017 coldzera 2018 s1mple 2019 your guy How did zywoo had 2 #1 HLTV yesterday?
2021-01-19 21:00
4 replies
talk to me at 20:00 :)
2021-01-20 14:23
3 replies
he have one more after the 20:00 but at the moment you told that first he had one, so your statement was very false/. And the most important the top in the last years is non-relevant. Top 2 in the last few years is made by people who camp corners with awps and wait for people to come (zywoo, s1mple, device )
2021-01-21 09:12
2 replies
0/8 stop wasting your time with useless baits
2021-01-21 09:20
1 reply
son, your baseless comment started this.
2021-01-21 10:03
zywho is carrying vita pretty much 90% of the games. x) 30+ frags all the time. very... inconsistent....
2021-01-18 20:59
#404
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Europe CiaranB
if Zywoo is inconsistent i really fear for the teams he plays when we see that man being consistent
2021-01-19 05:05
#199
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Brazil hugoooo
2021-01-18 20:27
14 replies
picking someone who you already know is going to join ur team -_-
2021-01-18 20:28
13 replies
#211
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Brazil hugoooo
Well, if he really thinks that Junior will be in the top 20, why not?
2021-01-18 20:29
12 replies
cuz its a Bold Prediction fot unkown players but he already knew that junior would join the team
2021-01-18 20:31
11 replies
#219
 | 
Brazil hugoooo
??? Bold prediction is not for unknown players only, where did you took this from? Bold prediction is meant to be a player that will feature the top20 in the future... not rarely people says a known player
2021-01-18 20:34
8 replies
it is for unknown players thats why its called bold, bold means risky and a known player isnt risky.
2021-01-18 20:58
7 replies
#260
 | 
Brazil hugoooo
Other players picked: cxzi⁠ dumau flameZ (multiple people picked him) D0cC B1T (from his own team) None of these are unknown if you follow the scene. Not to mention that not only FURIA players picked Junior, jks and ELiGE also chose him, he's a clear upcoming star from NA on the eyes of top NA players.
2021-01-18 21:05
6 replies
all of the players you listed are unknown. if u follow the scene you will know them and i do too! but a lot of people dont and yes he is upcoming A star but choosing people in ur own team or someone who is going to be in ur team is stupid, whats the point of a "bolt prediction". it is weird since prof/striker said that they added some rules this year to see some more interesting picks for the bold predictions.
2021-01-18 21:10
5 replies
#292
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Brazil hugoooo
I think it is you that is misunderstanding the meaning of "bold prediction"
2021-01-18 21:49
4 replies
Why?
2021-01-18 21:56
3 replies
U are so fucking dumb
2021-01-19 01:08
2 replies
love you too
2021-01-19 08:22
1 reply
bro <3
2021-01-19 12:57
why are you so mad?
2021-01-18 20:34
1 reply
i thin you are mad men, not me
2021-01-18 20:59
#116
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Portugal DaHunter
Did you mean dev3ce, right?
2021-01-18 20:02
1 reply
dev4ce
2021-01-18 20:09
ez4Goat
2021-01-18 20:01
4 replies
That's why this guy is in the top 3! youtube.com/watch?v=aCGNlGL24eI&ab_chann..
2021-01-18 20:09
3 replies
#367
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Serbia Xajgyk
This is for those ones that call him ecovice! He is probably the best player there is and such a team player! If he wants his team to bait for him he will have even better rating and easy top 1. But instead he prefers more team titles and trophies than individual highlights. GOAT Devi #1! The most decorated and consistent player! Team of all time (at their prime): Device - awp glave - igl Coldzera - lurk NiKo - entry Magisk - support They will be unstoppable!
2021-01-19 00:22
2 replies
I dont know if u noticed or not but "team of all time" title still belongs to the astralis and they literally were unstoppable so what is the point of " tHEsE playERS aT tHeIr PriME" if astralis is still there and u dont even have to imagine shit u just need to remember it?
2021-01-19 01:16
1 reply
bro. His systems already crashed. Dont waste your time on him, he wont understand.
2021-01-19 12:53
expected
2021-01-18 20:01
1 reply
#140
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Ukraine Schnazzy
+1, expected
2021-01-18 20:03
imma be here forever
2021-01-18 20:01
good player
2021-01-18 20:01
its f0rest actually
2021-01-18 20:01
2 replies
#205
 | 
Brazil hugoooo
f0rest is the CS GOAT... if you talk specifically about CSGO, he is not
2021-01-18 20:28
1 reply
+1
2021-01-19 02:47
+1
2021-01-18 20:01
+1
2021-01-18 20:02
Goat without Top#1 jjkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-01-18 20:03
1 reply
Kekw Coldzera >>> dev0ce
2021-01-19 04:27
+111111111111
2021-01-18 20:09
+1
2021-01-18 20:13
#183
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Finland mukila
overrated
2021-01-18 20:19
#185
 | 
Brazil MatheuZo_
never will be number one
2021-01-18 20:20
3 replies
#223
 | 
Denmark rbnx
Still the only one of the three best who plays for the win and not stats :)
2021-01-18 20:35
2 replies
Win and not for the stat xDDDD
2021-01-18 21:00
#448
 | 
Brazil MatheuZo_
THE ONLY ONE KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKJ ZYZY > ALL
2021-01-19 15:39
Soooo true
2021-01-18 20:21
+1
2021-01-18 20:23
Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo
2021-01-18 20:25
1 reply
more like Gabriel "2 faced" Toledo
2021-01-18 20:28
No shit sherlock. He is Mr. Consistant
2021-01-18 20:33
0 top 1
2021-01-18 20:37
agree
2021-01-18 20:37
device has achieved alot and is very good player, but he's never been the #1 player how can you be the greatest of all time if youve never been the greatest at any time?
2021-01-18 20:48
1 reply
there is a semantic difference between 'best' and 'greatest', you must really lack basic education to not know that considering you're from NA
2021-01-19 02:53
he is good but he is not goat
2021-01-18 20:59
+1
2021-01-18 21:00
consistent player? I know many more who are more consistent but depends on the level. This doesn't make you a GOAT. Especially in a game where you wanna find the greatest of all individual player...
2021-01-18 21:07
7 replies
name a player with 6 cnsecutive hltv top 5 with more mvps and big events oh wait u cant
2021-01-18 22:05
3 replies
I can name a player with 3 top 2 htlv ranks in a row. Come back when you find a better one
2021-01-19 07:11
2 replies
he have 4 .-. and a hard debate but dev1ce is csgo goat no doub my german friend
2021-01-19 07:23
u talk about gtr rith cuz if u talk about s1mple sorry 0/8
2021-01-19 07:24
Ok, so who else is this consistent in top 1 team and among top 5 players for years? Oh wait, no one
2021-01-18 22:27
#331
 | 
Europe Vallon4
Idiot confirmed.
2021-01-18 22:37
1 reply
said the nomoneyinpaypal fan.
2021-01-19 07:11
he is consistent, but not GOAT
2021-01-18 21:31
2 replies
#332
 | 
Europe Vallon4
He is.
2021-01-18 22:37
1 reply
He is not
2021-01-19 04:27
0/8 me here :DDDDDD
2021-01-18 22:58
+1
2021-01-19 06:03
LETS GOOOO
2021-01-19 10:33
#460
mir | 
Europe Mstrio
Device = S1mple ‘s 1 finger
2021-01-19 18:15
so damn easy for XANTARES!
2021-01-18 20:00
7 replies
0/8
2021-01-18 20:01
#123
 | 
Estonia theHeniek
It means that ChrisJ is top 1
2021-01-18 20:02
People still think this is funny?
2021-01-18 20:35
4 replies
#462
mir | 
Europe Mstrio
Yeah , i cant understand
2021-01-19 18:16
3 replies
nt newfag
2021-01-20 06:12
2 replies
#475
mir | 
Europe Mstrio
Unk
2021-01-20 15:28
1 reply
unk > newfag
2021-01-21 20:59
goat
2021-01-18 20:01
#5
 | 
Sweden HaasF1Team
ok
2021-01-18 20:01
no, lollipop21k deserved #3 😡
2021-01-18 20:01
1 reply
maybe #5 but not #3
2021-01-18 20:38
1
2021-01-18 20:01
xd
2021-01-18 20:01
EZ GOAT
2021-01-18 20:01
#10
 | 
Finland Abelzini
nice
2021-01-18 20:01
gg
2021-01-18 20:01
wow
2021-01-18 20:01
xd
2021-01-18 20:01
#15
 | 
Czech Republic Solace_
byxby je bot
2021-01-18 20:01
ez
2021-01-18 20:01
ez4ever top#3
2021-01-18 20:01
#18
 | 
United Arab Emirates DynamicAWM
pog
2021-01-18 20:01
gg
2021-01-18 20:01
3 fucking number 18s
2021-01-18 20:01
REPORTED TOP
2021-01-18 20:02
#24
 | 
Poland Frytekooo
deserved
2021-01-18 20:01
Deserved! Next one is #2 Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut
2021-01-18 20:01
3 replies
#165
 | 
France t0l_
HAHAHA you know he's gonna be number 1.
2021-01-18 20:12
2 replies
If hltv admins aren't smart, then yes
2021-01-19 16:13
1 reply
#461
 | 
France t0l_
So I assume that you are smart ?
2021-01-19 18:15
Deserved! EZ for God devve!
2021-01-18 20:01
ye
2021-01-18 20:01
Sit
2021-01-18 20:01
expected
2021-01-18 20:01
Expected and Well deserved! Edit: Have a good day!
2021-01-18 20:01
Doomed to be the 3rd best
2021-01-18 20:01
1 reply
Ikr, he's an amazing player playing in an amazing team with an amazing achievment but as long as there's simple and zywoo he'll always be no. 3
2021-01-19 07:54
expected
2021-01-18 20:01
Goat
2021-01-18 20:01
#35
 | 
Turkey ZaTaa
deserved
2021-01-18 20:01
Expected :D
2021-01-18 20:01
Expected
2021-01-18 20:01
unexpected
2021-01-18 20:01
okay
2021-01-18 20:01
#41
broky | 
Egypt MuXSS
king
2021-01-18 20:01
#42
 | 
Portugal Trisk3lion
unbeliveble
2021-01-18 20:01
expected
2021-01-18 20:01
top 3 this noob xd ?
2021-01-18 20:01
2 replies
Lmao 4 majors KEKW
2021-01-18 20:10
1/8 bait (someone got caught)
2021-01-18 20:18
#45
 | 
India C0|d
no surprises
2021-01-18 20:01
1 reply
wtf bro same thought same comment????????????
2021-01-18 20:01
No surprises
2021-01-18 20:01
Nice
2021-01-18 20:01
#48
 | 
Romania babyvasy
nice top 1
2021-01-18 20:01
Expected, WP danish monster
2021-01-18 20:01
expected
2021-01-18 20:01
#51
 | 
Brazil Felpepino
expected
2021-01-18 20:01
Well deserved
2021-01-18 20:01
expected #2 zywoo #1 s1mple
2021-01-18 20:01
14 replies
#163
 | 
Austria arngnr
0/7
2021-01-18 20:11
5 replies
s1mple>zywoo
2021-01-18 20:12
4 replies
#169
 | 
Austria arngnr
0/7
2021-01-18 20:13
8/8
2021-01-18 20:21
#227
 | 
Brazil Gildocsg0
0/8
2021-01-18 20:35
8/8
2021-01-18 22:17
nt
2021-01-20 20:07
7 replies
fluke zywoo s1mple has better stats
2021-01-20 20:07
6 replies
cry is free my friend
2021-01-20 20:07
5 replies
check stats
2021-01-20 20:08
4 replies
check main page
2021-01-20 20:08
3 replies
yes, and its fluke for zywoo he is avg player
2021-01-20 20:09
2 replies
jesus, just accept it, why malding my friend
2021-01-20 20:09
1 reply
i am not actually, i wanted to create thread about it but u know its not main reason in csgo, but zywoo fluke
2021-01-20 20:10
Pog not number 1
2021-01-18 20:01
Deserved! Soon our god s1mple will be announced as top 1!
2021-01-18 20:01
1 reply
maybe next year ;)
2021-01-20 20:08
#56
 | 
India zeel_007
Nothing new
2021-01-18 20:01
ezz for devve
2021-01-18 20:01
goat!
2021-01-18 20:01
GJ DEVVEKING
2021-01-18 20:01
Why not mutiris?
2021-01-18 20:01
#63
 | 
Greece RedWinter
DEVICE IS THE INIESTA OF CSGO
2021-01-18 20:01
1 reply
#288
 | 
Denmark Rallepeno
Agreed
2021-01-18 21:44
#64
 | 
Namibia Nt_NoScene
so s1mple top 1 2020
2021-01-18 20:01
6 replies
+1
2021-01-18 20:02
1 reply
\__/ <--- cry here
2021-01-20 20:08
U TELL US THAT <3
2021-01-18 20:21
+1
2021-01-18 22:17
+1
2021-01-19 08:59
almost
2021-01-20 20:08
ok
2021-01-18 20:01
Expected
2021-01-18 20:01
Device robbed again #1 in our hearts
2021-01-18 20:01
Ez
2021-01-18 20:01
#69
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2
Unexpected , didnt see this coming at all.
2021-01-18 20:01
expected, every year top 3xd
2021-01-18 20:01
device_best_rifler_since_chpw i wait you <333
2021-01-18 20:01
#73
 | 
India magizhchi
UNEXPECTED
2021-01-18 20:01
unlucky
2021-01-18 20:01
D3v0ce ;)))))
2021-01-18 20:01
BoT
2021-01-18 20:01
#78
ropz | 
Netherlands ONGix
LMAO imagine thinking you're goat and can't get passed #3 #FAIL
2021-01-18 20:01
2 replies
He is the best team player = more tournaments = more money #SMART
2021-01-18 21:31
cringe
2021-01-18 21:59
expected
2021-01-18 20:01
ez
2021-01-18 20:01
This was excpected just like NiKo
2021-01-18 20:01
#84
 | 
Portugal DaHunter
expected, XI U NEXT
2021-01-18 20:01
Expected
2021-01-18 20:01
#87
ropz | 
Brazil Iurito
dev1ce is here again
2021-01-18 20:01
#88
 | 
Serbia LtN))
dev3ce expected
2021-01-18 20:01
GG
2021-01-18 20:01
#90
 | 
Israel KaL1L
lets goooooooooooooooooo
2021-01-18 20:01
#92
 | 
Europe Velurom
Deserved
2021-01-18 20:01
ez
2021-01-18 20:01
#94
 | 
Ukraine FGVM
lmao, did hltv just go down because of this?
2021-01-18 20:01
1 reply
#153
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2
lmao yea , site is down.
2021-01-18 20:09
Expected
2021-01-18 20:01
shocking!
2021-01-18 20:01
#97
 | 
Finland Cucumber))
GOD DEVVE
2021-01-18 20:01
#98
 | 
Brazil Sudario
GOD SA FA DO
2021-01-18 20:01
#102
 | 
Ukraine BondaX
gratz
2021-01-18 20:01
next the s2mple & Zyw1o
2021-01-18 20:01
unexpected
2021-01-18 20:01
We will know everything in 48 hours
2021-01-18 20:01
2 replies
gonna be such a salty evening tomorrow, no matter who wins, the fanboys will cry us a river :D
2021-01-18 20:18
1 reply
Oh yeah, I prepare a cistern.
2021-01-18 21:08
expected
2021-01-18 20:01
ez s1mple
2021-01-18 20:01
S1MPLE > Device
2021-01-18 20:01
nice
2021-01-18 20:01
deserved and expected
2021-01-18 20:02
expected
2021-01-18 20:02
shockng
2021-01-18 20:02
I was here before PIMP
2021-01-18 20:02
Shox will take #2 spot :)
2021-01-18 20:02
KEKW
2021-01-18 20:02
#125
 | 
Brazil Brunoow13
já esperava
2021-01-18 20:02
#126
 | 
Europe LordSF95
Omg Why not b0tw00 #3 ? Undeserved for dev1ce, he should be either 2 or 1
2021-01-18 20:02
3 replies
clown
2021-01-18 21:28
1 reply
#289
 | 
Europe LordSF95
Go put it inside zyw0 Reported
2021-01-18 21:44
+1
2021-01-19 01:01
Zywoo #1 again. Cry s0mple. . SPOILER: Fallen #1 2021!!!
2021-01-18 20:02
Deserved !
2021-01-18 20:02
The best player in 2019 ... well deserved 3rd place for 2020
2021-01-18 20:02
Expected! Godvice!
2021-01-18 20:02
God
2021-01-18 20:02
Consistent player but s1mple and zywoo still better in terms of raw skill.
2021-01-18 20:02
Dserved
2021-01-18 20:03
expected and deserved so my prediction for 2020 number 1- s1mple
2021-01-18 20:03
beast
2021-01-18 20:03
allu Top 2 ez
2021-01-18 20:03
great
2021-01-18 20:03
3vice
2021-01-18 20:03
#141
 | 
Ukraine McSwell
Sort of deserved. Always a player who has very good team achievements but lacks individual performance to have top-1 contender stats. And it's doubtful what is actually better.
2021-01-18 20:03
awp abuser
2021-01-18 20:04
#143
 | 
Georgia Megobari
expected
2021-01-18 20:04
top 1 s1mple
2021-01-18 20:04
Player of the decade, but HLTV is a JOKE
2021-01-18 20:04
#146
 | 
Finland kkd69
unexpected
2021-01-18 20:05
#148
 | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
NiKo robbed
2021-01-18 20:05
Godvice
2021-01-18 20:05
expected. Coldzera top2, s1mple top 1
2021-01-18 20:05
nice
2021-01-18 20:06
ok lets s2mple and 1-zywo
2021-01-18 20:06
s1mple will be top 1 ;)
2021-01-18 20:09
unexpected
2021-01-18 20:09
D3vice again. Congrats btw, deserved.
2021-01-18 20:10
Expected
2021-01-18 20:10
astrolls_fan_boys owned
2021-01-18 20:11
LETS GO!
2021-01-18 20:13
shocking
2021-01-18 20:13
#172
 | 
Belarus sheexN
s0mple - #23 ZyWho - #24 ='( #2 - Eugene Reise #1 - ApceHuu ceH9 TpuHo>|<eHKo
2021-01-18 20:16
#173
 | 
Belarus maver103
3. d3vice 2. zyW2oo 1. s1mple
2021-01-18 20:14
#174
 | 
Brazil Lostty
Always device in 3 .-.
2021-01-18 20:14
Tomorrow men !!!!!!
2021-01-18 20:17
legend
2021-01-18 20:17
gg
2021-01-18 20:18
Unexpected and undeserved
2021-01-18 20:18
#181
 | 
Belarus sheexN
its better to consistently take 3rd place every year than to leave the rating in a couple of years ;c
2021-01-18 20:19
Danish site won't give a Danish player the number 1 spot??
2021-01-18 20:19
most consistent top tier player of all time, its literally insane how many top 20 spots he and dupreeh have :)
2021-01-18 20:20
#186
 | 
Russia theSavior
ez
2021-01-18 20:20
if he was on any other team than astralis he would barely break top 10 if even
2021-01-18 20:22
6 replies
The article literally shows how he was ranked #3 in 2015 with very different players on his team you clown. And he wasn't an awper then. double clown
2021-01-18 21:30
3 replies
and i am not talking about 2015 you triple clown
2021-01-18 21:31
2 replies
you didn't specify, still my claim still stands clown.
2021-01-18 21:33
1 reply
true that german is clown
2021-01-18 22:50
Read the article you fucking clown. Literally states that he played rifler on a different roster and was still in top 5 Device is proof that even top players can grow and become even better. EZ for the GOAT of CSGO
2021-01-19 16:30
1 reply
GOAT that is indivindually worse than most of top 20 players just happens to have the best team :)
2021-01-19 16:39
GOAT
2021-01-18 20:23
#192
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Romania ViolentJ
nice, expected
2021-01-18 20:23
Where are the stats for the Blast Spring tournament (Premier Series & Showdown) ? Does it show only if you reach the last stage ?
2021-01-18 20:24
1 reply
Those tournaments do not have MVPs, so they are not displayed in the table and are not considered
2021-01-18 20:48
the best of the cs go.
2021-01-18 20:25
#197
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Finland EdiEz
Congratz!
2021-01-18 20:26
I really like how Tom Cruise perform
2021-01-18 20:26
expected
2021-01-18 20:27
#201
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Germany enzin
damn, didn't expect XANTARES to be top 2 but here we are.
2021-01-18 20:27
d3vice s2mple z1wOo
2021-01-18 20:28
i don't even want to admit it but he's the GOAT of CS. I love Simple, I hope Zywoo can win some majors, but Device on Astralis will never be topped.
2021-01-18 20:29
13 replies
get right is the goat. he has 2 official top 1s and a top 1 from 2009 which tgwris confirmed. he also has 2 top 2s and would be at least top 2 in 2012.
2021-01-18 21:11
12 replies
who cares about cs 1.6, device didn't even play it so it makes literally no sense to bring it into the discussion
2021-01-18 21:58
10 replies
source was like valorant today, just a place for failed 1.6 players. device wasn't even the best in source. GOAT of CS means including all 3 CS verrsions, 1.6, GO and Source
2021-01-18 22:01
8 replies
device played source somewhat seriously for 2 months at like 15, nonsense to bring it into the discussion. i'm sure the guy meant CS:GO.
2021-01-18 22:03
7 replies
it's relevant when saying GOAT. also, the guy said CS not CSGO. and gtr would arguably be better than device in csgo also because device never was top 1. never a goat without at least 1 top 1.
2021-01-18 22:08
6 replies
"never a goat without at least 1 top 1." so stupid, especially when the article right above says "However, despite his outstanding play in 2018, which would've been worthy of the No.1 spot in any of the years between 2014 and 2017..." apparently you can't be the GOAT while constantly winning, taking MVPs and placing on some of the highest spots even over someone who hasn't been an elite player for more than 6 years
2021-01-18 22:10
4 replies
would have been, should have been. stfu dumbass and learn to go by facts.
2021-01-18 22:10
3 replies
you're a clown.
2021-01-18 22:11
2 replies
nah, you'll find a clown in the mirror
2021-01-18 22:11
1 reply
yes if you'll stand right next to me.
2021-01-18 22:14
#422
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
6 tops 5 >>> 2 top 1s
2021-01-19 07:37
for sure, we can debate 1.6 for a while. I'm a 1.6 player. I meant GO.
2021-01-19 00:22
LOL
2021-01-19 00:57
#209
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Spain elskio
"I would love to be No.1 on this list before I am done with CS, but if you talk about goals for 2021, the fifth star on the jersey is much higher on that list." well said :3
2021-01-18 20:29
#210
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Brazil ovomexido
Device is the goat of csgo
2021-01-18 20:29
#212
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Ukraine ksay
didn't even win a 5th major this year LMAO
2021-01-18 20:29
#213
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Europe t.o.p
#3('15), #3('16), #5('17), #2('18), #3('19), #3 ('20) Nice streak
2021-01-18 20:30
4 replies
well he deserved #2 in 2019 but what a god !
2021-01-18 21:31
#361
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Brazil _Awper
He got robbed in 2018, but robbed fallen in 2017.
2021-01-18 23:41
1 reply
"Robbed" It was totally justified because s1mple in 2018 was just on another level.
2021-01-19 01:37
#20('14)
2021-01-19 06:34
#214
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Hungary raffai
Gj Devve
2021-01-18 20:30
Device #3 is expected. Astralis #1, 2018, 2019 and 2020. It’s a team based game. Navi and vitality should depend less on Simple and zywoo, and more on team play. Even if they would take a hit for it stat wise. Hmm forget what I said... please don’t 🤞
2021-01-18 20:32
1 reply
Would need a igl like glaive and a coach with similar mind set I dont think any other team is close to that
2021-01-18 22:54
GODevice
2021-01-18 20:34
undeserved dev0ce
2021-01-18 20:35
#225
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Brazil Elakk
d3vice always but still one of the best players to ever touch the game
2021-01-18 20:35
Deserved
2021-01-18 20:36
underrated as typical. deserved atleast #2
2021-01-18 20:38
1 reply
true for 2019 where he deserved #2 at least but his #3 this year is most definetely accurate. But he explains it as well that changing his playstyle to get more numbers wouldn't benefit his team and rightfully so. Why would he change playstyle as long as his team is the best and is winning more tournaments than any other team ? That's stupid and selfish. He isn't so there you go.
2021-01-18 21:32
4 majors. 4 #3's. So consistent. Legend.
2021-01-18 20:39
2 replies
its actually fking insane. CS is such a momentum-based game where your form dictates the placings and they are constantly changing (we saw 8? top1 teams this year) and yet device is a top3 player literally every year
2021-01-18 20:52
d3vic3
2021-01-18 21:07
goat
2021-01-18 20:40
#236
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France Uexo
Consistency, danish qualitat
2021-01-18 20:41
#237
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Portugal Penha87
G.O.A.T
2021-01-18 20:44
Expected, but deserved by the GOAT.
2021-01-18 20:44
Good fucking job Device
2021-01-18 20:47
GOD mr.consistency, six years straight in top 5, holy ****
2021-01-18 20:49
1 reply
seven*
2021-01-19 06:35
Respect
2021-01-18 20:50
GOAT
2021-01-18 20:50
#245
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Panama Bill_Bait
He deserves top1
2021-01-18 20:50
#246
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Russia Unkind_nu
Best
2021-01-18 20:51
Wow! So unexpected!
2021-01-18 20:56
#250
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World Beard43
Expected for d3vic3. Far from the best player but by far the best team.
2021-01-18 20:57
8 replies
Hardly far from if you mean ppl but yea zywoo and simple needs to mess Up if aint 1 and 2 this year as well
2021-01-18 22:53
7 replies
#453
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World Beard43
Nah, he's the AWPer on the best tactical team and that's why he's top 5. On any other team he would struggle to break into the top 10.
2021-01-19 17:00
6 replies
Was in top 5 before Glaive lol
2021-01-19 17:06
But if your opinion fair enough
2021-01-19 17:07
Same could be said bout simple and zywOo tho No free role so cant shine same way
2021-01-19 17:08
3 replies
#458
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World Beard43
No it couldn't. That's either delusional or you haven't watched simple and zywoo play.
2021-01-19 17:13
2 replies
Have you in a locked role tho?? No and yet judge device on his? i never said he was as good and he wont be but you are so one sided lol
2021-01-19 19:29
1 reply
#467
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World Beard43
I'm not one sided at all, I can just clearly see that he's nowhere near as good a player.
2021-01-19 21:16
wasted spot by an angle-holding bot.
2021-01-18 21:03
3 replies
+1
2021-01-18 21:49
#334
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Europe Vallon4
Always the swedes trying to put down Astralis and its players, lmaoo so mad you got dethroned as goats.
2021-01-18 22:40
1 reply
Yeh swedes mad no sceners tbh 😂
2021-01-19 00:55
Deserved! Most consistent player of CS.
2021-01-18 21:06
#265
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Turkey PhauX
Well deserved! Best awper and very good team player!
2021-01-18 21:09
insane how overrated this kid is Magisk should be ranked higher.
2021-01-18 21:09
2 replies
hahaha magisk would've been way lower if device didn' t play the way he played last year.
2021-01-18 21:57
1 reply
Oof got em
2021-01-19 00:53
d3vice z2wOo s1mple
2021-01-18 21:09
ROBBED
2021-01-18 21:11
0 top 1 HLTV, but 4 majors. Congratulations to the best player in history!
2021-01-18 21:15
He both carries his team when they are inconsistent and play as a team member. The number one spot as a team is telling us the truth. How can you be the best player in the world without the ability to sacrifice your stats to win the tournaments. Navi didn't win katowiche last year because of good play, they won because Astralis had 2 sick players.
2021-01-18 21:16
1 reply
Navi did Play a epic Katowice tho, cant take that from em
2021-01-18 22:51
deserved better; device bestest
2021-01-18 21:17
Not really a fan of his playstyle, but he's pretty much (so far) the goat of cs:go even without a top1. 6 years in top 5 and 4 majors is no joke.
2021-01-18 21:18
1 reply
+1
2021-01-19 00:58
undeserved... robbed of #1
2021-01-18 21:20
Deserved!
2021-01-18 21:20
Device is a good player deserved
2021-01-18 21:26
Expected and deserved
2021-01-18 21:39
#287
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Austria osorexyz
so XANTARES in top 2, mkay
2021-01-18 21:40
truly the csgoat
2021-01-18 21:49
#293
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Norway N3sHie1k
4 top 3's such a beast d3vic3
2021-01-18 21:53
Always robbed
2021-01-18 21:53
Expected
2021-01-18 21:54
Expected
2021-01-18 21:58
#303
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Brazil Largato
Only AWP abusers on top 3 in the last couple of years AWP nerf asap valve
2021-01-18 22:01
5 replies
This is a good point. Easy for them to hold angles and wait for kills to come => good stats.
2021-01-18 22:31
3 replies
#338
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Brazil Largato
YES 2020 and 2019 we had 3 awpers on top 3 2018 we had s1mple and device top 1 and 2 The last year without an awper as top 1 was 2017 with coldzera, when he was destroying and winning all the titles, a non-awp player needs to work almost twice as hard to get the same recognition. I was joking when I said "AWP nerf" of course but what could be changed is the HLTV way of measuring the players stats on the top 20 when it comes to AWP players, because its so much easier for them to get good stats, its 1 shot kill basically
2021-01-18 22:50
2 replies
I think they need to take away the silly kill/death statistic. If you lose the round but you kill 2 and saves. Why is that good? I have seen round when S1mple have + 5 if in kill death but they are down with 0-5 in rounds. I don't know how it should be but I agree something has to change in the measuring.
2021-01-19 08:29
1 reply
#450
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Brazil Largato
yeah, that could be considered, these kind of kills have little to no impact on the game but for the killer it counts just like any other.
2021-01-19 16:22
cause csgo changed economic system , teams got more money to drop a awp to their star players , before 2018 we never had a awper become top1 in HLTV top 20 list .
2021-01-19 02:45
#305
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Mr. Consistent
2021-01-18 22:04
Where is ur top 1? clowns lol
2021-01-18 22:07
2 replies
who are you talking to?
2021-01-18 22:07
1 reply
To people who was flood "dev3ce top 1 confirmed"
2021-01-18 22:09
GODevice expected and deserved
2021-01-18 22:07
goat
2021-01-18 22:17
1 reply
always 3rd like a loozer
2021-01-18 22:20
OKEEE so device -average in his notable stats is about #6. He has a rating against top5 opponents 1.14 for 2020. """BIG EVENT RATING 1.21---"""""? Niko has a rating vs top5 1.24 ALL YEARS ALL GAMES ALL EVENTs. Niko average placing in notable stats #3.6. HOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW CAN DEVVE BE #3 WTF
2021-01-18 22:20
goat
2021-01-18 22:27
the guy with most trophies in CSGO never had a 1st place what a robbery... the only sport in the world where this kind of stuff could happen..
2021-01-18 22:29
2 replies
exactly
2021-01-19 03:56
robbed 3 times in a row
2021-01-19 11:22
Fock u simple Zywoo top 1
2021-01-18 22:31
2 replies
Unfortunate
2021-01-19 00:49
1 reply
Wdym jks ?
2021-01-19 01:34
#333
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Europe Vallon4
GOAT. Most people with a brain tend to agree also. Gg.
2021-01-18 22:38
#336
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Poland Este
Best player of the best team in CSGO history. Respect.
2021-01-18 22:47
expected
2021-01-18 22:49
very expected. Now just s1mple for tomorrow and zywoo for Wednesday :)
2021-01-18 22:51
1 reply
top1 and top2 are being decided at the same day, so zywoo, then s1mple
2021-01-18 23:04
#343
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Brazil ferNaN1
DEVIC3
2021-01-18 22:54
Dev3ce so salty omegalul. After getting third place as always - “i dont even care, what matters is major”. Well no shit sherlock, but having the need to say that in interview shows how salty he is
2021-01-18 22:55
8 replies
So what should have he answered into a direct question? Ignore it?
2021-01-18 23:12
5 replies
That he is happy that he can keep being top level for so many years now or some shit like that, with answer like this he just seems like malding kid whos mad that he has never been and never will be on s1mple/zywhoo level.
2021-01-19 01:00
4 replies
”Zywhoo” Ah, I see you haven’t reached even the higher end of two-digit iq, explains everything.
2021-01-19 01:06
3 replies
Or i simply dont know how his name writes, just as i dont know how to write zypex, but not for swedistan moron to understand that.
2021-01-19 02:08
2 replies
So you proved me right. Well done!
2021-01-19 02:26
1 reply
Np swedistan
2021-01-19 02:38
Interviewer asked a direct question to him you dumbass, what he should do? Ignore it?
2021-01-18 23:53
1 reply
Pretend to be afk mens)))
2021-01-19 00:57
#347
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Denmark Duke1996
Living legend
2021-01-18 22:57
Sure
2021-01-18 23:06
1. Ceh9 2. S1mple
2021-01-18 23:11
<33
2021-01-18 23:12
Another year, another device snub
2021-01-18 23:15
#355
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Argentina jcabano17
another year, deve will be top 1
2021-01-18 23:19
Th3 #3 spot... r3nt fr33 for d3vic3.
2021-01-18 23:25
GODVICE.
2021-01-18 23:34
#358
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Brazil arunino
Zywoo had A HUGE slump in spring of 2020, while S1mple was consistently GODLIKE whole year. 1. S1mple 2. zywoo this would be fair.
2021-01-18 23:36
#359
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Cyprus shmoe
who?
2021-01-18 23:38
statistically he fits where he is on the list and the best of team but it's really the entire team made all these possible. this team is all about teamwork
2021-01-18 23:39
check "Form" stat guys, S1mple will be top1
2021-01-18 23:44
3 replies
form stat is rating 1.0 tho
2021-01-19 00:23
2 replies
no it's not, it is 2.0
2021-01-19 08:29
1 reply
link?
2021-01-19 17:47
bs device deserves top 1
2021-01-18 23:47
#365
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Russia Peeronid
classic
2021-01-19 00:21
Very gud but not best. JW top 1 😎
2021-01-19 00:47
1st Bymas 2nd s1mple
2021-01-19 00:54
His consistency always amazes me, Tom Cruise can literally do anything!
2021-01-19 01:43
#385
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United Kingdom EoOo
i do not but ok yes
2021-01-19 01:47
I mean... 6th consecutive top 5 finish is AWESOME, but ngl feels bad for him never get the no. 1 spot
2021-01-19 01:55
Thank you @professeur for this article. Nice research about Device.
2021-01-19 02:06
really deserve dev1ce the most player with good consistent and true cs god than s0mple and zywhoo
2021-01-19 02:40
What are those predictions
2021-01-19 02:47
amazing player deV
2021-01-19 03:25
Not suprised
2021-01-19 03:34
nice 1
2021-01-19 03:51
who cares about this hltv ranking..
2021-01-19 03:56
3 replies
#413
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Brazil hugoooo
Literally thousands of users lmao
2021-01-19 06:49
2 replies
lol i feel bad for their lives... 1 life, yet playing csgo is their path...
2021-01-19 06:54
1 reply
#417
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Brazil hugoooo
Are you mad because device was 3rd?? Do you actually fooled yourself believing he would be ahead of either s1mple or ZywOo???
2021-01-19 07:11
Congrats for D3vic3
2021-01-19 04:08
#405
NAF | 
Russia bult0
NI CO LAI
2021-01-19 05:16
#406
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Venezuela xoile
He is so handsome.
2021-01-19 05:35
Not the #1, but GOAT of CSGO.
2021-01-19 06:09
never get a #1 because he's a team player. Gotta stay on his position, holding angle because his teammate told him to. But, thanks to that, we won titles. Congrats on your SIXTH consecutive top5 finish, Nicolai.
2021-01-19 06:30
#412
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Turkey RENNNDER
deserved
2021-01-19 06:42
#415
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Philippines supermo
deserved. GOAT
2021-01-19 07:02
This was the only person whose placement everyone knew before top 20 started to roll out. But his legendary status is clearly no. 1. Noone gets remotely close to his achievements.
2021-01-19 07:35
GOAT
2021-01-19 07:41
ChrisJ robbed
2021-01-19 08:33
#429
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Estonia RopzTop1
Tom Brady of CS:GO
2021-01-19 08:52
#430
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Ukraine workspree
unexpected and unrespected... electronic should be #3
2021-01-19 08:59
#434
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Denmark Djoerup
Dev1ce over Simple and Zywoo any day. Best player of all time
2021-01-19 10:35
GOATVICE
2021-01-19 11:09
#436
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Russia 4MPL
ZyWoo,s1mple,dev1ce are the best players.It's like Dragon Ball,Naruto,One Piece!
2021-01-19 11:16
Welp, 2nd - ZywOo, 1st - s1mple. But still, good year for device :)
2021-01-19 11:42
OMG ZYWOO TOP 2 INCOMING
2021-01-19 11:53
Devve will always be my #1
2021-01-19 12:09
expected and deserved
2021-01-19 12:25
1 reply
+1
2021-01-19 12:54
#446
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China Tomaten
D3VICE
2021-01-19 13:07
well deserved i love his calm playstyle
2021-01-19 17:00
#465
zonic | 
Denmark MAMS
Congrats Tom Cruise, great actor, insane CSGO player
2021-01-19 19:55
#468
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United States Will767
expected love watching this guy play since TSM days
2021-01-19 22:20
he deserves not even top 20
2021-01-19 23:24
Where is top 2?
2021-01-20 01:40
+1
2021-01-20 04:49
GOAT
2021-01-20 06:33
Deserved <3
2021-01-20 16:57
love zywoo but for now... device is the true goat. Love this player so much
2021-01-20 16:57
"I would love to be No.1 on this list before I am done with CS, but if you talk about goals for 2021, the fifth star on the jersey is much higher on that list." this is why dev1ce is the actual goat of csgo.
2021-01-20 18:32
#496
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China VeryXxGuy
expected
2021-01-29 02:12
Goat
2021-01-30 03:13
Coldzera is the real goat
2021-01-30 04:29
#499
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Turkey RENNNDER
bump
2021-01-30 04:30
my #1 player
2021-01-30 18:45
#501
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Australia Reimaku2
ztr coming in hot against Astralis.
2021-02-04 19:21
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