Video: sh1ro's 12 1vX wins at IEM Katowice 2021 group stage

To highlight the Russian's impressive clutching ability, HLTV.org put together a video with all of the 1vX situations he managed to win during the group stage of the tournament.

Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov had a stellar showing in the opening four matches Gambit played at IEM Katowice, pushing his team to the playoffs of the $1 million tournament with a 1.34 rating - the second-highest at the event.

However, where the 19-year-old AWPer stood out even more is the 1vX situations, topping the charts with 12 clutches from nine maps played, including four 1v2s.

Gambit's sniper found immense impact in the late-round

Our moviemaker Radosław "MAKKU" Makuch put together a video containing all 12 of sh1ro's 1vX wins from the group stage of IEM Katowice 2021, highlighting his impressive late-round play against the likes of mousesports, Heroic, and G2.

Click play on the video below to relive the actions ahead of Gambit's playoff bout with Natus Vincere - scheduled for Friday, 15:00 .

You can find more of our videos, including highlights, quizzes, and podcasts, by going to our YouTube channel here.

Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.54
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Very nice!
2021-02-24 16:38
15 replies
GOD and he uses hltv too !
2021-02-24 16:45
9 replies
#45
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Indonesia lumayan
no he isnt..
2021-02-24 16:51
6 replies
How would you know.
2021-02-24 17:05
4 replies
#177
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Indonesia lumayan
I track his ip adress and no traffic on hltv
2021-02-25 02:33
3 replies
why do you do that?
2021-02-25 03:32
2 replies
#198
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Indonesia lumayan
why... not?
2021-02-25 15:35
1 reply
privacy, i guess? i was only curious, carry on
2021-02-25 15:37
God
2021-02-25 15:14
If he is i wonder if that's his crosshair in video ?
2021-02-24 17:06
1 reply
It's not.
2021-02-24 19:38
goat
2021-02-24 16:54
#88
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World mbata
Luckbait
2021-02-24 17:41
only refrags his mates and then always knows where they come lol
2021-02-24 18:24
2 replies
#162
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Portugal King_tmac
But very competent on doing that. Still impressive.
2021-02-24 22:07
+1
2021-02-25 02:54
Baiter
2021-02-24 16:40
33 replies
#4
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
It is clutching, not baiting... Clutching means you are the last alive but that doesn't always necessarily mean you have baited your teammates, of course.
2021-02-24 16:42
13 replies
I would clutch 20 times too if I get into that position every round by hiding and staying last alive. Yes thats called baiting
2021-02-24 16:55
12 replies
you will only in silvers
2021-02-24 16:58
#77
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Evidently you didn't watch the video nor understand the concept of "baiting". I literally just explained this to you.
2021-02-24 17:17
3 replies
#87
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Finland Nollegee
His name checks out
2021-02-24 17:40
1 reply
Unfortunately, yes. I don't like to assume the contents of a post or assume the post to automatically be that of bait merely just because of a namesake; however, in this case you seem to be correct...
2021-02-24 19:04
the fact that he had to finish players who are low hp has a huge impact in those clutches. A guy can have 15 kills and 70 adr while a guy with 8 kills can have 120. Edit: Here is an example hltv.org/matches/2346586/spirit-vs-gambi.. Hobbit had more impact than sh1ro and interz in the game despite finishing with negative K/D
2021-02-28 07:09
0/8 flag checks out
2021-02-24 19:34
1 reply
Stfu JT not
2021-02-24 19:45
How can u say that someone is hiding(basically saying someone playing for stats) at pro level?
2021-02-24 20:01
4 replies
He is just pussy (afraid). He would die 1st day in real war
2021-02-24 21:39
3 replies
#173
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Portugal tioNik
What the hell are you on?
2021-02-25 02:20
Lmfao this is quality bait right here.
2021-02-25 02:39
#193
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United States 3manu3l
name checks out
2021-02-25 14:22
#7
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United States squidos
0/8
2021-02-24 16:43
#14
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Brazil Gunzel
it is not s0mple highlight video
2021-02-24 16:44
8 replies
+999999
2021-02-24 16:45
+1
2021-02-24 16:47
He baits 10 times harder than s0mple, in case you haven't noticed....😂
2021-02-24 16:48
1 reply
#48
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Indonesia lumayan
someone who actually watched the game here ;D
2021-02-24 16:51
Its not a jks highlight video as well
2021-02-24 16:48
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-02-24 16:48
+1
2021-02-24 17:04
+1
2021-02-25 14:51
+1
2021-02-24 16:46
#39
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Poland GodLk
How can he bait in clutch situations?
2021-02-24 16:49
1 reply
3vs2 becomes 1vs1 and there is much space for baiting in between these two
2021-02-25 01:19
bro, you stupid. he sniper
2021-02-24 17:02
4 replies
Go back to school and learn english
2021-02-24 18:17
3 replies
okay, but you are stupid:)
2021-02-24 18:20
2 replies
You are banned gg
2021-02-24 18:54
Hahahahahaha
2021-02-25 15:20
+1
2021-02-24 17:31
12 1v1s
2021-02-24 16:42
11 replies
#74
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Romania Xyst
+1 not all were 1v1 but i prefer one guardian 1v5 them 12 clutches like these ones.
2021-02-24 17:14
8 replies
#94
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Germany crippz
This 1v5 is so overrated... Fnatic played like Bots in that Round and gave him 5 1v1, not impressive at all
2021-02-24 17:48
7 replies
+1 Its 1v5 but cmon fnatic played like bots
2021-02-24 17:57
#102
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Romania Xyst
You are right but is was more exiting then shiro trading frags.
2021-02-24 18:06
#164
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Finland epeape15
dev1ce 1v4 is the best clutch imo
2021-02-24 22:46
zonic 1vs5 > guardian 1vs5: youtube.com/watch?v=D8kQynxRoCs
2021-02-24 22:51
1 reply
Xyp9x's 1vs5 is even bester
2021-02-25 01:21
I mean anyone who wins a 1v4 or 1v5 has to just get lucky, by the very definition you need catastrophic mistakes from the enemy team, such as in GuardiaNs case Fnatic giving him 5 individual 1v1s. It's always more impressive to see 1v4s and 1v5s even though they are 100% reliant on mistakes, such as rains 1v5 against nV at Cluj-Napoca, I think it was an even worse case of a team catastrophically failing, as nV gave 1v1s all over the place where there was 0 opportunities to trade, despite being in fantastic positions to set up crossfires and trade.
2021-02-25 13:58
1 reply
+1
2021-02-25 15:11
+1
2021-02-24 17:38
Many 3vs1 2vs1
2021-02-24 18:35
Insane but he's baiter obviously
2021-02-24 16:43
6 replies
#10
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Post #4. There is no "obviously", it is an opinion, friend. :D
2021-02-24 16:44
4 replies
#51
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Indonesia lumayan
his opinion was that sh1ro is an obvious baiter lol
2021-02-24 16:52
3 replies
#75
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
No, I get that, obviously.
2021-02-24 17:16
2 replies
#178
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Indonesia lumayan
well, I mean, regarding to ur #4, if he baits like 95 times out of 100 times to get to that clutch situation I'd still say that he obviously bait haha. BTW ARE U THE REAL JONTY? OR FAKE? DAMN
2021-02-25 02:35
1 reply
"well, I mean, regarding to ur , if he baits like 95 times out of 100 times to get to that clutch situation" I explained in the post the difference between bait and being the last alive, they are not always indicative to one another, that is a misconception. "I'd still say that he obviously bait haha." Then I ultimately respect the opinion of you and the user in post #6; post #10 was more pointing out the needless objectivity when expressing an opinion. Use of the word "obvious" gives weight to the fact said clutches are apparently mandatory due to baiting, when therein lies the misconception. "BTW ARE U THE REAL JONTY? OR FAKE? DAMN" Real Jonty? Fake Jonty? If there is an imposter account out there, I need to know about it, otherwise yes, I am the "real Jonty", friend...
2021-02-25 02:40
+1
2021-02-24 18:36
#8
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Awesome video! Always really enjoyable to watch SH1R0 play, his individual skill-ceiling is absolutely insane, I'm really looking forward to seeing more of SH1R0 in the future!
2021-02-24 16:43
4 replies
+1
2021-02-24 16:48
There were nothing really special. Even i could clutch some of thoses situations...
2021-02-24 18:37
2 replies
Admittedly some of the clutch situations were just 1v1 situations but I'm more referring to SH1R0's overall performance thus far at Katowice.
2021-02-24 19:06
1 reply
still worse then goat s1mple
2021-02-25 08:57
This is a prime example to BREATHE THROUGH YOUR NOSE KIDS, not your mouth
2021-02-24 16:43
#11
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Serbia LtN))
impressive
2021-02-24 16:44
1 reply
last shot was insane! perfect crosshair placement.
2021-02-24 16:54
sh1ro is on the rise!
2021-02-24 16:44
gj gj
2021-02-24 16:44
sh1ro > S2mple
2021-02-24 16:44
7 replies
+1
2021-02-24 16:48
0/8
2021-02-24 16:52
+1
2021-02-24 17:04
#76
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
There is no need to misspell s1mple's name here at all.
2021-02-24 17:17
3 replies
S5mple S1mp
2021-02-24 18:50
2 replies
Again, completely unnecessary. :)
2021-02-24 19:07
1 reply
S0m
2021-02-24 19:12
very nice mens))
2021-02-24 16:44
future top 1
2021-02-24 16:44
1 reply
+1
2021-02-24 16:47
cool vid
2021-02-24 16:44
Where is the video? imgur.com/a/XMHmtM6
2021-02-24 16:44
1 reply
ok got it from sourcecode youtube.com/embed/hPBHJ_Zy_Zs
2021-02-24 16:51
wow such many pro unrealz super tier playa oh wow :O
2021-02-24 16:45
Baiter
2021-02-24 16:46
Baiter, but good aim
2021-02-24 16:46
OMGGGGG, here we gooo
2021-02-24 16:47
1v1's are counted in 1vX? I thought 1vX meant only when X>1
2021-02-24 16:47
4 replies
#44
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Pakistan LoOuU2
X represents any number from 0 to 5
2021-02-24 16:50
3 replies
I did not see 1v2, 1v3,1v4,1v5 Only 12 1v1's which consisted mostly of insta trades with all the info
2021-02-24 18:52
2 replies
#125
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Pakistan LoOuU2
I haven't seen the video but a 1vX situation means any clutch situation with you from your team last one alive against any number of remaining opponents
2021-02-24 19:00
1 reply
Seems like stolen title tbh, insta trades 1v1
2021-02-24 19:12
top 20 2021
2021-02-24 16:47
3 replies
top1 2021
2021-02-24 16:49
2 replies
no, s1mple is top 1
2021-02-24 16:50
1 reply
0/8
2021-02-24 16:51
Feeling sad for frozen
2021-02-24 16:50
12 clutches, 8 1v1´s, plenty of times where he had the backstep/better position and his teammate died a second before
2021-02-24 16:53
9 replies
stop finding excuses. He was the best player of 2021 so far
2021-02-24 16:49
4 replies
he is impressiv don´t get me wrong, but this isn´t the type of "highlight" you expect from one of the best players... and he is 7th placed individual player against Top 50 teams and 4th placed against Top 30... if he can keep that level up in high tier tournaments he will be in the top 20 though
2021-02-24 16:56
3 replies
IMO the highlight is just that he is always atleast good for 2 [kills] and doesnt choke when he has to close out a round. Most if not all of the rounds he had those clutches were multi-kill rounds, so he had an impact even before he had to clutch and then he managed to close out almost all clutch situations.
2021-02-24 17:34
2 replies
Like I said he is a insane player but you can literally rotate any other player in his position to close out that type of a "clutch"... He got most of his scenes against mousesports who just got a new igl and therefore played a little bit of a pug style/ uncoordinated as dexter mentioned during a interview... Therefore those scences arent as impressive because the pressure was on the player he had to play against most of the time and he got the better info in comparison
2021-02-24 18:51
1 reply
I agree with that, even Hobbit said mouz is the team they are the most comfortable to play against due to the changes. Its just that the conversion rate on the clutches is impressive to me atleast.
2021-02-24 22:06
8 1v1s and 4 1v2s it says in the beginning
2021-02-24 16:52
1 reply
kk thx skipped that part I guess
2021-02-24 16:53
+1 Nothing really impressive in that video
2021-02-24 17:32
#142
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Slovakia Daev0n
+1
2021-02-24 19:59
beast
2021-02-24 16:49
Baiter
2021-02-24 16:55
biggest baiter degster much better
2021-02-24 16:57
1 reply
#66
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Greece RedWinter
XDDDD look at stats kiddo
2021-02-24 17:04
#60
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Russia VelsVivard
RU pride. Keep developing!
2021-02-24 17:01
imagine thinking u clutched a round where ur opponent is 1v2. Shouldnt really be classified as a clutch as he just traded his teammate after getting killed
2021-02-24 17:01
2 replies
+1
2021-02-24 17:33
#143
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Slovakia Daev0n
+1
2021-02-24 19:59
idiots,who write that he is baiter. he sniper
2021-02-24 17:04
2 replies
2012-2017 kennyS aren't baiting like this hard... And more memorable clutches and better remembered flicks
2021-02-24 18:55
1 reply
#144
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Slovakia Daev0n
also jw
2021-02-24 19:59
sh0ro>s0mple
2021-02-24 17:04
sh1ro > zywh0
2021-02-24 17:05
#70
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Israel ZiinTotH
csgo is the new chess for cis.
2021-02-24 17:06
Ez 4 boy Shirosaki
2021-02-24 17:08
That shot on cadian POG
2021-02-24 17:13
Nice
2021-02-24 17:18
#79
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu
top 1 2021
2021-02-24 17:28
#84
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Germany Pellinskii
Half of these were tradekills in 2v1 situations lol
2021-02-24 17:35
nothing special, most of these are 1v1s apart from the pistols. Pistols are heavily luck based too, i've seen gold novas win clutch pistols against global elites before. Not to say that sh1ro is bad or anything but pistols just have high variance.
2021-02-24 17:37
#89
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Russia Syonamaru
This team looks better than Gambit which wins major
2021-02-24 17:41
1 reply
+1
2021-02-24 17:45
#90
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Hungary Shiron212
Unbelievable
2021-02-24 17:42
ok and?
2021-02-24 17:46
#93
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Brazil cadik
NEW CLUTCH MINISTER ?
2021-02-24 17:47
#95
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China HEIDASHUAi
Huge potential
2021-02-24 17:54
#97
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Norway TheDEA
This is not normal, Check his pc
2021-02-24 17:57
Most of them are him trading his teammate not really a clutch
2021-02-24 17:57
Hobbit 2nd major when
2021-02-24 18:04
Sh1ro God
2021-02-24 18:05
#101
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Russia mshkoda
I am sure he will get to top-20 this year, so impressive
2021-02-24 18:05
#103
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Poland SebL
sh1ro is a world class player in my opinion, he is so smart and so good, it's incredible.
2021-02-24 18:08
very nice
2021-02-24 18:14
good player
2021-02-24 18:15
soo many pistol rounds zzzzzzzz
2021-02-24 18:18
It's kind of annoying seeing these listed as 1vX situations when in at least half of these clips he gets the frag because his teammate is a distraction and dies slightly before he gets the kill. On some technical level, yes, they are 1vX's, but when you're 2v1 and trade your teammate does it really count as a 1vX?
2021-02-24 18:18
10 replies
exactly what i thought.. This video is misleading.
2021-02-24 18:33
3 replies
3rd clip: 2v2, ends as a 1v2, but both players were looking at his teammate, it's a 2v2 with an easy trade. 4th clip: 3v2, his teammates die and he knows through them where the final player is. It comes down to a 1v1, but it was basically a 2v1 for Gambit. 5th clip: 2v3, it's good he gets all 3 kills, but he wins a 1v1 after it becomes a 2v1 in his team's favor, and his teammate did damage seconds before the kill so he knows where the player is. 8th clip: 2v1, he does win the 1v1 against the other player, but they had extremely low health due to his teammate, and again it started in a 2v1 advantage. 9th clip: 3v3 becomes a 2v1 at the very end. Again he wins, but again it's in a situation that's in his favor at the end. 10th clip: 2v1, hits a great shot, but it still started out in his favor. 11th clip: 2v1. Wins through a flank but he had all the info and was in the advantage. 12th clip: 2v1, hits a great final shot but he traded the frag. 8 of the 12 "1vX" situations only ended as a 1vX after his team had the initial advantage. This is NOT the same as winning a 1v3 without info from a teammate that came mere moments before the situation. I'm not taking away from him performing well, but I'm frustrated that this video is framed in the context of seeming like a clutch when often his team had the advantage from the start.
2021-02-24 19:06
2 replies
pretty sure all 1vx starts out with other players alive 0iq
2021-02-24 20:14
1 reply
0/8
2021-02-24 20:19
in my land this is called a baiter, but at least it’s a baiter that kills
2021-02-24 19:09
3 replies
I mean it's not baiting, he's trading the kill and is winning the round. He was clearly proactive in a few of the situations. Just because you're trading a frag doesn't mean you're baiting. If he saved a lot or was consistently the last man standing for extended periods, I would consider that baiting. Baiting is usually a negative thing, if you're trading kills or actively fragging while having a teammate present you're doing your job.
2021-02-24 19:20
2 replies
#146
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Slovakia Daev0n
+1
2021-02-24 20:01
j
2021-02-24 20:44
Yes? It's a binary statistic.. Did you really just analyze every round here to try to take credit away from that.. yikes
2021-02-25 02:26
1 reply
I'm making a point because of how misleading this video is. Did you really just refer to it as binary statistic? Yikes. You could at least learn how a fucking ellipses works...
2021-02-25 06:41
solid player
2021-02-24 18:30
hope to see Gambit in more t1 tournaments so sh1ro can climb into top20 already
2021-02-24 18:39
Not to take anything away from him, he played really good at the tournament, but none of his clutches were really impressive
2021-02-24 18:45
2 replies
#154
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Russia ToughGuy
It's about amount of clutches
2021-02-24 20:37
1 reply
Yes yes, i know
2021-02-24 22:00
boring rusian
2021-02-24 19:34
nice but boring video
2021-02-24 19:34
1 reply
#148
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Slovakia Daev0n
the edit tried to make it look better than it actually was
2021-02-24 20:02
what a onliner
2021-02-24 19:53
Glad that for a change he went for clutch atempts than saving.
2021-02-24 20:03
hltv ranking 2020 is a pure shit and you know it
2021-02-24 20:06
all these people talking shit kid played great ffs
2021-02-24 20:14
1 reply
He did play great. The baiting comments are retarded, he did his job. These are not 1vX situations in the traditional sense: where the player was at a disadvantage against multiple opponents, not where he kills the final player by trading his teammate in a 2v1 advantage.
2021-02-25 01:57
beast
2021-02-24 20:50
Pretty much all 1v1s. Can't blame him though with how stronk Gambit are playing.
2021-02-24 21:23
#158
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Russia altmus
wp sh1ro
2021-02-24 21:27
#163
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Latvia CVJMZ
I see a lot of newschool in comments. What people not realize its that sometimes its easy to play 1 vs x (2,3, or 5) if you are last and alone, everything you do is on your own terms and sometimes feel less pressure to clutch 1 vs x not like 3 vs 4. And yes, sh1ro deserves it, always multiple kills or rounds which are hard to win but somehow he does it again & again
2021-02-24 22:21
2 replies
Against any good team winning a 1vX in a disadvantage (bomb down, or bomb planted needing to defuse) is infinitely harder than winning a fucking trade fragged 1v1. It's not taking away anything from his performance, but this is simply wrong on any fundamental level.
2021-02-25 01:54
1 reply
#189
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Latvia CVJMZ
Agree for sure on that part, but lets be real, in this video sh1ro in few clutches he makes 1-2 important kills only then in the end he clutch it 1 vs x but sheep crowd says otherwise , that he only baits and wins 1x1 trade fragging. Lets be real, he do it versus teams like mouz , g2, not some online t3 stacks, so yea he have it and we will see more from this guy for sure!
2021-02-25 09:10
what is this? why is hltv promoting this kind of video? he mostly just baits his teammates and win some 1v1... nothing impressive there. sh1ro is an absolute disgusting baiter, similar to jame
2021-02-25 00:16
#168
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Dominican Republic NNNumb
wow not even top 50
2021-02-25 00:41
3 replies
#176
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Russia ErleN_
we are talking about sh1ro not about jks
2021-02-25 02:32
2 replies
#200
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Dominican Republic NNNumb
ah ok. so shiro top 60
2021-02-25 16:00
1 reply
nice
2021-02-25 02:30
#179
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Ukraine ksay
so many people actually don't know what baiting means Ecks fucking Dee
2021-02-25 02:37
#184
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Europe Conq
worst clutch video i have ever seen before
2021-02-25 06:38
"clutches"
2021-02-25 08:33
Must be a new Simple
2021-02-25 08:37
Very talented player
2021-02-25 10:53
Only the 1v2 2HP vs. Heroic was impressive. Rest were snooze.
2021-02-25 11:54
NICE BAITER
2021-02-25 16:19
Stat was more impressive before seeing the clutches
2021-02-26 12:49
amazing video thank you guys and the editor. Who is he?
2021-02-28 20:03
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