sh1ro named IEM Katowice 2021 MVP

The Russian youngster has earned his first career MVP award in Gambit's IEM Katowice 2021 title run.

Gambit's 19-year-old AWPer Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov claimed the IEM Katowice 2021 MVP award after he and his teammates defeated Virtus.pro in the grand final after battling their way to the title from the lower bracket following an initial loss to Evil Geniuses.

The Russian squad, who were also the lowest ranking team in the field, eliminated five teams on the way to the final, leaving behind MOUZ, Heroic, G2, Natus Vincere and Spirit before being crowned champions with a 3-1 victory in the best-of-five grand final.

sh1ro finished the tournament with a 1.27 rating in 17 maps

On his way to being awarded the MVP title sh1ro had above average ratings in 15 of the 17 maps played, topping five different stats leaderboards: KD difference (+111), damage difference per round (+20), deaths per round (0.48), KAST (77.8%), and clutches, with 19 1vsX situations won — the same number as the current Big Event record holder, Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev.

One of sh1ro's highlights in a consistently strong tournament all around came in the quarter-final match against Natus Vincere, where he topped the board with a 1.45 rating and 86% KAST, and although he wasn't as impactful in the last two series, he was still a consistent positive influence in Gambit's victories deep in the bracket while everyone else on the team stepped up at different times.

In the end sh1ro was able to put in enough work in the grand final to outdo the other outstanding performer at IEM Katowice 2021, Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis, to come out on top in the race for the MVP and earn the accolade for the first time in his career.

Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
603
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.54
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
886
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1324
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
#1
shox | 
Ukraine Degri
EZ
2021-02-28 20:49
37 replies
WELL PLAYED SH1RO REMINDER THAT EG 2-0 GAMBIT AT THE START OF THE TOURNAMENT
2021-02-28 20:50
31 replies
GAMBIT_NEVER_BEAT_NA
2021-02-28 20:52
17 replies
+1
2021-02-28 20:53
12 replies
#104
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Brazil coldezra
+1
2021-02-28 21:13
11 replies
Hobbit major winner , ofc . gambit two times major tittle , lets go!
2021-02-28 21:33
10 replies
Hobbit_never_won_against_NA lul
2021-02-28 22:34
9 replies
#203
NiKo | 
France LaBt
Liquid?
2021-03-01 03:54
No it was Brazilian Immortals :>
2021-03-01 04:15
6 replies
that doesnt count the entire lineup was wasted during final and they still got 16-4ed on the first map, immortals still the best majorless team to touch CSGO
2021-03-01 05:34
5 replies
Best majorless team is Na'Vi by far.
2021-03-01 05:36
4 replies
NaVi 2018 > NaVI 2021 btw
2021-03-01 09:45
3 replies
No doubt. 2015-16 Na'Vi > Na'Vi 2020-21 btw
2021-03-01 11:40
2 replies
2010 navi > 2021, ez4godmarkeloff :)
2021-03-01 22:04
1 reply
+1
2021-03-02 02:30
they won against C9
2021-02-28 22:18
3 replies
fuck
2021-02-28 22:19
#151
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Slovakia Daev0n
That's not NA. Only 2 NA players.
2021-02-28 22:26
1 reply
OMEGALUL
2021-03-01 06:45
Rip eg now Ethan is leaving
2021-02-28 20:55
8 replies
New beginning man. EG is only just getting started, 2021 will become one of their best years.
2021-02-28 20:57
4 replies
are u dreaming ?
2021-02-28 21:47
3 replies
ethan was never as good as he was in nrg, i agree it was probably a good time to lose average player.
2021-02-28 22:24
2 replies
Because he didn't play the same roles, same with Tarik who dropped off when he had to change his roles. Everyone is just looking at their stats and calling for them to be kicked while they actually are the reason why these teams even work. You can't have 5 star players on every map.
2021-03-01 09:47
1 reply
who said i want 5 starplayers, why would you put your words into my mouth? Hate when people say "not same roles blablabla" ive seen ethan play since he joined nrg up until now and his shots were way better than now.
2021-03-01 19:37
People come and go, old sports give space to new young promises like sh1ro. No need to be sad or anything.
2021-02-28 21:23
2 replies
#230
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Indonesia segopecel
ethan is still 20 tho
2021-03-01 08:19
1 reply
but been around for a while
2021-03-01 20:04
#96
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Europe chespiZ
The new xantares online
2021-02-28 21:10
Daily dose of irrelevant information
2021-02-28 21:18
LOL REMIDNER THAT EG LOST IEM KATOWICE ALLTOGETHER
2021-03-01 01:29
#232
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South Africa @FyreCS
Ahmad detected
2021-03-01 09:02
WP
2021-02-28 20:51
my boy
2021-02-28 20:52
EZ for baiter yeah real mvp is hobbit
2021-02-28 21:21
1 reply
ok
2021-02-28 21:29
EZ
2021-03-01 05:38
wp
2021-02-28 20:49
7 replies
2021-02-28 20:53
5 replies
holy shit this is a good montage, i hope you become famous someday mens
2021-02-28 21:22
Holy shiet dude. Are you a professional or is editing just a hobby?
2021-03-01 00:13
#193
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Slovakia Daev0n
better edit than half of the hltv editors' clips
2021-03-01 01:05
great video mens)))
2021-03-01 02:16
#210
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Australia CaZeR01
actual pog
2021-03-01 05:19
god sh1ro
2021-02-28 23:04
#3
Twistzz | 
Brazil uhul
:d
2021-02-28 20:49
1 reply
ez for god sh1ro. top1 this year
2021-03-01 12:56
#4
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
deserved
2021-02-28 20:49
10 replies
yekindar deserved it more tbh
2021-02-28 21:14
9 replies
#111
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
they both showed godlike stats
2021-02-28 21:17
8 replies
YEKINDAR using only rifles to get his stats is more impressive
2021-02-28 21:22
7 replies
that's true, it's more impressive stepping up with rifles imo
2021-02-28 21:29
5 replies
while rifles is more impressive for sure, sh1ro had way too much impact and clutched every single time. you do not want to be in a 1x2 with shiro
2021-03-01 02:36
4 replies
agreed
2021-03-01 09:11
More impact? That's a good one, look at their impact in their games and try again... If you are too lazy for that just look at their impact rating: sh1ro 1.16 Vs YEKINDAR 1.57 YEKINDAR had much more impact and won so many rounds for his team, no matter how bad their situation was, sh1ro only got them the rounds where his team already did the heavy lifting. On this level of play you only win clutches when the opposing team makes mistakes or you team already brought the other team down low.
2021-03-01 09:52
2 replies
#261
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Russia d0lbaeb
have you seen shiro in clutch? this guy is at the level of old xyp9x but with more aggresive plays
2021-03-01 10:24
1 reply
don't even bother.
2021-03-01 16:50
#195
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Brazil |witcher|
+1
2021-03-01 01:42
Respect hobbit and yekindar tho.
2021-02-28 20:49
1 reply
#26
shox | 
Estonia Hondas
jame was awesome aswell
2021-02-28 20:51
hobbit > shiro
2021-02-28 20:49
25 replies
+1
2021-02-28 20:50
+1
2021-02-28 20:51
+1
2021-02-28 20:53
mvp handed for whole event, not only final
2021-02-28 21:00
17 replies
sh1ro stat player, hobbit goes for more risky peeks and also he's more crucial being an igl who handles a good stats
2021-02-28 21:08
16 replies
#97
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Serbia LtN))
+1
2021-02-28 21:11
nafany is igl mens
2021-02-28 21:15
8 replies
#161
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Albania Maltin
Hobbit became IGL right after he was brought into the team. Nafany used to be IGL only for a period of time
2021-02-28 22:40
7 replies
you don't know what you're talking about liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Gambit_Espo..
2021-02-28 23:01
nafany is igl, the fuck u talkin about
2021-02-28 23:06
5 replies
#271
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Albania Maltin
It is not. Check your facts. Nafany was the IGL when supra was part of gambit. Once supra was transfer listed and hobbit joined the team, it was hobbit who makes the calls. Go make a thread and ask people so you will realise it
2021-03-01 15:26
4 replies
I sent you a private message because messages with links for some reason take a long time to be sent
2021-03-01 17:17
3 replies
#279
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Albania Maltin
Dafuq! When they signed Hobbit i read that he came to take the IGL role. Sorry then, i was misleaded by wrong information
2021-03-01 17:35
2 replies
np bro :) btw you don't have to reply to my another message with link which will probably come in a few hours :D
2021-03-01 17:44
"Check your facts"
2021-03-01 19:56
Sh1ro won them 19 clutches
2021-02-28 22:24
5 replies
Shut up. Hes a baiter stat player. How do you think he got to these clutch situations? I can answer you. By baiting teammates to death. Dont you read hltv forums? Its a common knowledge that he is a baiter. He became one only very recently when he started wooping asses of teams from top10 with 1.40+ rating sometimes. Previously he did not bait. Only baiters like simple, zywoo, niko achieves these ratings on a regular basis
2021-03-01 00:20
3 replies
None of the three you just mentioned are baiters, they sometimes bait their teammates to win a round where they are the only one with a rifle, but they don't bait like sh1ro, KSCERATO, Jame and some others do. The best way to detect if someone baits for stats is to compare their HLTV rating to their impact rating. If their impact rating is much lower than their HLTV rating you know they don't bring much value in terms of beeing a round deciding factor: baiter. sh1ro had a 1.27 HLTV rating but only 1.16 impact, that's one of the worst ratios in the event. Then look at arT and YEKINDAR who are prime examples of players who don't bait at all and bring much value. 1.57 and 1.53 impact with 1.28 and 1.19 HLTV rating.
2021-03-01 10:04
2 replies
+1 my man.
2021-03-01 12:56
That was not a serious opinion. I was mocking hltv forum where when some player begins to show good stats consistently, he automatically becomes a baiter in the eyes of hltv kids.
2021-03-04 10:54
God dammit he didn't. The 1vX metric is flawed on HLTV because a clutch, or true 1vX, is a disadvantage situation. It's defined here as ANY 1vX situation, even if it's coming from an advantage. He helped close out the rounds but it was constantly at the expense of his teammate, and often when he DENIED another team from clutching (often within literal moments of his teammate dying). Closing a round you should win is NOT the same as a clutch. Do not conflate the two. He wasn't doing what Xyp9x or old school flusha do.
2021-03-01 15:27
only in final
2021-02-28 21:06
1 reply
check other matches
2021-02-28 21:06
#95
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Serbia LtN))
+1
2021-02-28 21:10
#224
keeN | 
Kazakhstan Dosss
+1
2021-03-01 07:33
What a surprise
2021-02-28 20:49
Sad :(
2021-02-28 20:49
#justice4hobbit
2021-02-28 20:49
2 replies
+1
2021-02-28 20:50
I am a hobbit fan but #33
2021-02-28 20:52
ezzz
2021-02-28 20:49
expteced
2021-02-28 20:49
Deserved fully. Congrats to Gambit and sh1ro
2021-02-28 20:49
his previous haircut 10x better than current
2021-02-28 20:50
#17
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India aR__
Well deserved!
2021-02-28 20:50
#18
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Russia AstraRus
damn where are toxic EG fans?
2021-02-28 20:50
2 replies
They are sad cuz Ethan is leaving Eg
2021-02-28 20:56
Oh shit, it's time to review some older threads axaxax
2021-02-28 21:12
#19
roeJ | 
Romania SkipLD
Well done
2021-02-28 20:50
Easy for ropz the awper
2021-02-28 20:50
everything is better than s0mple
2021-02-28 20:50
Hobbit deserved this, but okey
2021-02-28 20:51
ns
2021-02-28 20:51
well done, he's like s1mple jr
2021-02-28 20:51
1 reply
No he is not, S1mple never had such low impact while having such a high rating.
2021-03-01 10:06
#25
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Canada ASH1
Absolutely deserved!
2021-02-28 20:51
Hobbit should have had it
2021-02-28 20:51
8 replies
for good final?xD
2021-02-28 20:51
7 replies
#63
JD | 
Poland Banzanic
for higher impact imo
2021-02-28 20:59
6 replies
hobbit higher impact over sh1ro in a whole katowice?
2021-02-28 21:02
4 replies
#73
JD | 
Poland Banzanic
yep
2021-02-28 21:02
3 replies
no way
2021-02-28 21:02
2 replies
#76
JD | 
Poland Banzanic
just checked that, he had more kills and adr as well, shiro smurfed on dpr tho, thats why his rating is so high
2021-02-28 21:03
1 reply
Shiro more like ba1tro
2021-02-28 22:05
+1
2021-02-28 21:04
#29
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Poland Amirek
deserved hobbit played great in the final tho
2021-02-28 20:51
totally deserved Hobbit is the MVP of the final, but sh1ro is the mvp of the tournament
2021-02-28 20:52
6 replies
true
2021-02-28 20:52
+1
2021-02-28 20:57
y sh1ro but not yekindar? yekindar had way better ratings doing shittier role
2021-02-28 21:09
2 replies
#190
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Philippines B3nk4i
He would’ve won if VP won the tournament, he played insanely well
2021-03-01 00:32
1 reply
yeah, i agree. but def in a fair world the mvp would be yekindar (although he was bad during finals) even with vp loss
2021-03-01 04:44
agreed. hobbit played out of his mind in the finals, but sh1ro was very consistent through the tournament
2021-02-28 21:35
like i said b4 tournament sh1ro>s2mple
2021-02-28 20:52
2 replies
In this katowice, yes. And also very well deserved for sh1ro. But overall, it's not even light-years close :D
2021-03-01 06:39
sh1ro 1.27 rating with only 1.16 impact and 0.48 DPR S1mple 1.31 rating with 1.46 impact and 0.60 DPR It's like YEKINDAR said in the interview after they won the semi final: ppl have no idea how much better S1mple is compared to him and the other new stars of CIS.
2021-03-01 10:10
dang no one expected gambit to win hahahaaaaa
2021-02-28 20:52
#37
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Iceland Voidsphere
sh1ro > s0mple
2021-02-28 20:52
CIS era
2021-02-28 20:52
deserved after 1v1 with s1mpel
2021-02-28 20:52
#43
ropz | 
India icle
who are the EVPs?
2021-02-28 20:52
2 replies
twitter.com/Tgwri1s He usually posts them after a day or so
2021-02-28 20:53
1 reply
#114
ropz | 
India icle
ty
2021-02-28 21:18
GODbbit the real MVP
2021-02-28 20:52
1 reply
*of the final
2021-02-28 20:55
Deserved, what an epic final
2021-02-28 20:53
#50
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Poland coniasty
gg wp
2021-02-28 20:54
Totally deserved
2021-02-28 20:54
Deserved. WP all tournament
2021-02-28 20:55
#55
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Germany tide_side
Crazy player. Him and YEKINDAR stole the show in Katowice this year. Both contenders for the Top 20 players list after this year is over. Next in line is probably degster from Spirit. All three very hot prospects I can't wait to see more from.
2021-02-28 20:56
1 reply
#82
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Lebanon Dogman69
mir was probably nr 3 after these 2
2021-02-28 21:04
Deserved
2021-02-28 20:56
Deserved
2021-02-28 20:56
Deseeved and wp Yekindar too
2021-02-28 20:57
Hobbit robbed
2021-02-28 20:57
Lucky win indeed
2021-02-28 20:59
#65
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China HEIDASHUAi
Wp
2021-02-28 20:59
wp totally deserved
2021-02-28 21:00
sh0ro KEKW
2021-02-28 21:00
#69
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Russia mshkoda
deserved
2021-02-28 21:01
#71
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Russia AliasNamer
EVPs?
2021-02-28 21:02
he hasn't had lower than a -5 KD on any map since July 1st last year. Kinda crazy.
2021-02-28 21:02
9 replies
Cause he always saves and never helps with retakes? Seriously mate
2021-02-28 21:36
8 replies
How many times did he clutch?
2021-03-01 00:13
7 replies
He clutches only when team mates made him winable situation.
2021-03-01 08:13
6 replies
And that's how I know that you don't know what you're talking about.
2021-03-01 09:22
5 replies
Yes that famous hltv montage of Shiro clutching when its always man advantage for Gambit and Shiro is only trading. Such a clutch master.
2021-03-01 09:27
Also im surprised that having Spirit flair you cant tell diffrence, when somebody actually clutches. Degster and Chopper have that ability in spades.
2021-03-01 09:34
3 replies
Look felson, I agree that not each and every clutch of sh1ro deserves highlights but going as far as to say that it's nothing special and mostly in thanks to his mates that set him up is just plain dumb. Remember the clutch on Over when he was low and against 3 and managed to clutch it, that's just one example I know because I only have seen last two matchups with him.
2021-03-01 09:41
2 replies
Mate i disagree, im only saying what i do see. Every time i see Gambit play, Shiro saves when Gambit is loosing and Shiro goes for "clutch" when Gambit have man advantage. More of a retake i would say. This whole tournament every player was outstanding for Gambit, but Shiro takes all credit. Thats dumb if anything.
2021-03-01 09:41
1 reply
I don't think it's true, he had the least impact in the finals and I'm pretty sure everyone said the same. As for the clutches, he plays very safe, almost like device to an extent but if you want to see more clutches, I advise you to watch his Overpass games in the playoffs, that map is basically his home.
2021-03-01 09:43
PogChamp
2021-02-28 21:03
#77
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Russia ZzzonkeDD
deserved
2021-02-28 21:03
Crazy
2021-02-28 21:04
what a beast dude was next lvl even in pleb youngsters
2021-02-28 21:04
#81
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Poland grapeeeee
Hobbit deserved more cause of semi finals and finals... sniper gets MVP as always #nerfAWP
2021-02-28 21:04
sh1ro 76 adr 1.16 impact raiting 1.27 raiting 2.0 0.73 kpr 0.48dpr biggest baiter ever yekindar 91 adr 1.57 impact 1.28 raiting 2.0 ok 0.82 kpr sh1ro - mvp funny
2021-02-28 21:08
11 replies
undeserved mvp, but then again kinda expected as HLTV already made a "Shiro 12 clutch compilation" where 85% of the "clutches" were 2v1 and 3v1 in Gambits favor xD
2021-02-28 22:03
True That's no fault of his own; sh1ro's style of play works for him. However the mvp decision is debatable, if you were to judge from "impact of the tournament" point of view. sh1ro manages to have amazing stats in like 5-10 lost halfs, due to saving every round and doing exits. Sure, you gotta be good at doing it as well, this is his role, he values the economy and manages to preserve it. But when you look at those halves, you're not thinking you're watching an mvp-level performance. You think of mvp-level performance when you see people taking over very important series, in a dominant, impactful manner. That's why players like YEKINDAR and Hobbit (for the most important series) come to mind in this conversation first . What is the right way to choose mvp? Debatable
2021-02-28 22:37
1 reply
Add: And that's not to say sh1ro didn't have this dominant impact in a number of series and maps (perhaps even higher number than contenders? Gotta count) Maybe one way is to count maps were each player got way above what he was asked for by his role and got the main impact (still subjective ofc) in a map win. Maybe count with a consideration/multiplicator for map closeness (decisive impact) and series importance/difficulty. This way you see, who got the mvp-impact and where, instead of comparing the averaged tournament stats
2021-02-28 22:55
#201
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Brazil Anarchybr
You can’t be MVP if you didn’t win the tournament
2021-03-01 03:35
7 replies
u can
2021-03-01 04:12
Ofc you can, ZywOo and S1mple do so on a regular basis.
2021-03-01 10:15
5 replies
#265
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Brazil Anarchybr
You shouldn’t *
2021-03-01 12:51
4 replies
Why not tho? MVP = Most Valuable Player, why should a player from a loosing team not be able to be the most valuable player of the tournament? Just because his team lost? There are always 4 (or 5 if you take the coach into consideration) other people in the team who have much more impact on the outcome of a game than one single player.
2021-03-01 14:43
3 replies
hobbit win semi finals and grand final for gambit soooooo of your sentence hobbit its mvp
2021-03-01 16:23
2 replies
Whole tournament != 2 series So no, he isn't, YEKINDAR should be the MVP.
2021-03-01 17:01
1 reply
i know YEKINDAR should be the MVP but hltv dont change mvps so this discussion is useless
2021-03-01 17:33
awp abusers MVP always .
2021-02-28 21:06
#87
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Poland ankszej
YEKINDAR better
2021-02-28 21:07
MVP 100% Yekindar hltv.org/stats?event=5552
2021-02-28 21:09
deserved
2021-02-28 21:09
Deserved!
2021-02-28 21:09
I love VP but shiro is just amazing
2021-02-28 21:09
#98
Dosia | 
Poland iOFF
expected
2021-02-28 21:11
#100
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Serbia LtN))
wp
2021-02-28 21:11
hahahah, even jame/hobbit/YEKINDAR were better than him XD, bot in final
2021-02-28 21:11
1 reply
+1
2021-03-02 08:14
clutch god deserved
2021-02-28 21:14
#107
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Brazil r1ght
didnt deserve it
2021-02-28 21:14
3 replies
why? stop embarrassing BR bro.
2021-02-28 22:38
2 replies
Because YEKINDAR was much more impactful. MVP = Most Valuable Player YEKINDAR was the most valuable player of the tournament.
2021-03-01 10:16
1 reply
wrong. 0/8
2021-03-01 18:54
Deserved, very WP tournament. Congrats!!
2021-02-28 21:16
deserved
2021-02-28 21:17
well deserved!
2021-02-28 21:17
god sh1r0
2021-02-28 21:18
Good kid
2021-02-28 21:18
Deserved... on his way to greatness.
2021-02-28 21:18
What a player. Congrats!
2021-02-28 21:24
Im not fan of Gambit but Hobbit deserved it..
2021-02-28 21:27
EZ
2021-02-28 21:27
#128
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Russia Syonamaru
Sh1ro is not similar with s1mple. He is more like ZywOo or device which plays on their team, and only for them
2021-02-28 21:30
#130
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Poland sosiad
undeserved, always awp
2021-02-28 21:30
#134
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
FLUKESTAR
2021-02-28 21:39
#135
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Japan pawbeast
nice one academy team after like 1 year winning IEM Katowice when navi or astralis can't do it lul :D
2021-02-28 21:40
1 reply
cause they are lazy paycheck stealers
2021-03-01 05:25
.48 dpr LOL
2021-02-28 21:53
#138
RpK | 
Sweden wnsz
well played sh1ro! deserved!
2021-02-28 21:54
SH1RO > S0MPLE
2021-02-28 22:03
3 replies
#144
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Brazil cadik
+1
2021-02-28 22:09
If SH1RO continues this form for 4-5 years, then SH1RO > s1mple, otherwise...
2021-03-01 05:55
Did we watch the same tournament? S1mple was much more impactful than sh1ro, he would have been the MVP without question if he would have been in the final instead of VP.
2021-03-01 10:18
#145
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Switzerland zeKxa
wp
2021-02-28 22:10
#152
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Russia mlsha
Deserved
2021-02-28 22:26
#153
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Chile cristiaan
wp
2021-02-28 22:27
Deserved, sh1ro is a monster, GL
2021-02-28 22:29
YEKINDAR robbed, he is on that s1mple treatment
2021-02-28 22:36
1 reply
+1, yeki > shiro
2021-02-28 22:38
ggwp!
2021-02-28 22:37
guess yekindar sh1ro hobbit were all so close
2021-02-28 22:40
KEKW
2021-02-28 22:48
some people may say he is a baiter, but even if he his, atleast he is good teammate, not like s0mple which uses his teammates as decoys, i'm happy to see gambit winning this, WP
2021-02-28 22:49
7 replies
#170
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
huge +1
2021-02-28 23:04
#202
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Brazil Anarchybr
+1 exactly He baits a lot but actually plays for the team
2021-03-01 03:37
What? Abusive awp saver, always waiting for others to take agro often decides to not peek when needed(like that last ct round on overpass vs VP when Axile is taking fight from heaven and Shiro cowards on sandbags not even trying to do something). Simple at least can have big clutch to his name while Shiro needs montages of 2v1 with teammates to call it clutch on hltv.
2021-03-01 08:18
4 replies
jame is the one who abuse awp and bait, mens, on one map jame had 22 frags, 1 pistol frag and 21 awp frags lmao +JAME TIME +sanji used as piggybank, sh1ro is better teammate than those 2, noone from gambit has to sacrifice himself and he is still doing great job, for example, s1mple play good but to have good stats he needs his teammates to bait 4 him so usually half of the navi has 0,5-0,8 rating cuz they die every round so s0mple can get a frag +sh1ro is young player, needs more experience
2021-03-01 09:02
3 replies
Jame saver as much as Shiro and baits as hard as him that i can agree on. Still Jame can make big awp plays, good entrys(when Jame saves awp he often goes agro) one thing he is worse than Shiro is flashing. By saying awp save abuser i meant that Shiro saves almost every round that Gambit loose, and for what? Next round he still plays passive and he still saves again. Shiros stats are just like a bank bubble in beggining of 2k year, looks impressive on paper but in reality theres nothing to it.
2021-03-01 09:15
2 replies
man give him time, he is new on tier1, it's his 1st real big event, also many times there is no need for him to intervene cuz his teammates sometimes win a round without him involved, gambit has very good squad and they don't rely on one player but on team as a whole, for example navi rely on s1mple and if he plays bad, whole navi loses(like in quarter-final)
2021-03-01 09:34
1 reply
I agree that he is young it just as you said whole Gambit plays well, so it angers me when all credit goes for Shiro. Still i dont agree on Simple and Navi thing, but thats just another topic.
2021-03-01 09:56
GamBot just got lucky with the bracket, if they face face Astralis it would be ez 2-0 for Danish team
2021-02-28 23:00
Baiter hahaha
2021-02-28 23:06
IMPACT RATING: sh1ro: 1.16 YEKINDAR 1.57 Imo YEKINDAR deserved it more, he was by far the most impactful player in the tournament and nobody will argue against the fact that it is much harder to get good ratings as an entry fragging rifler compared to a fairly passive AWPer.
2021-02-28 23:14
3 replies
true.. yekindar reminds me of watching s1mple before joining liquid. guy is fucking insane above anyone else. sh1ro is way less noticable, it's like that olof vs guardian meme
2021-02-28 23:22
#226
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Russia ToughGuy
Sh1ro has a lot of clutches
2021-03-01 07:58
1 reply
YEKINDAR has a shitton of untraded entries which are more valuable than clutches where you have to rely on the opposing team to do mistakes.
2021-03-01 10:22
Yekindar true mvp
2021-02-28 23:18
ez4sh1ro
2021-02-28 23:19
Deserved
2021-02-28 23:24
#178
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Poland SebL
Absolutely deserved, he is one of the best players in the world atm. for me.
2021-02-28 23:30
Finally the recognition is coming
2021-02-28 23:41
#180
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Brazil Fauchard
all pro player team losing for a 13 years old boys this is cool
2021-02-28 23:44
Deserved, robot !
2021-02-28 23:45
this guy looks like 40 year old in 18 year olds body
2021-02-28 23:46
GOD SH1ROOOOOOOOOO
2021-03-01 00:01
CG! best player !
2021-03-01 00:03
s1mple is crying right now
2021-03-01 00:14
Thought Yekindar was better than him this tournament but not underserved^^
2021-03-01 00:20
biggest baiter ever, he only plays to not die, worse than jame in that aspect, disgusting
2021-03-01 00:49
4 replies
#206
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Argentina Xaby
too much cry
2021-03-01 04:12
3 replies
not really, im not fanboy of any player but i hate sh1ro's playstyle, biggest baiter i've seen in a while
2021-03-01 06:16
2 replies
Slver confirmed
2021-03-01 10:14
1 reply
stay mad fanboy
2021-03-01 16:58
Total baiter
2021-03-01 00:51
1 reply
Not at all.
2021-03-01 05:49
EZ for sh1ro won almost every single clutch bringing so much impact to his team.
2021-03-01 02:37
1 reply
1.16 impact, so impactful lul. Meanwhile YEKINDAR with the casual 1.57 impact.
2021-03-01 10:23
gratz man! u really too good!
2021-03-01 02:38
I actually think Hobbit should have gotten it. such a good tourney from him
2021-03-01 04:05
Hobbit robbed
2021-03-01 04:41
Hobbit was robbed.
2021-03-01 05:48
Undeserved Fluke onliners should not get MVP awards.
2021-03-01 05:56
1.27 rating? is sh1ro the new s1mple?! ... the boy plays very well ... (the hobbit played very well also in this championship ...)
2021-03-01 06:33
Wp hobb1t
2021-03-01 06:39
#225
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Serbia hitomi79
Hobbit is MVP. /closed
2021-03-01 07:51
2021-03-01 08:03
sh1 > s1
2021-03-01 09:11
"The Russian squad were also the lowest ranking team in the field" - let's face the truth: this rank system is a joke
2021-03-01 09:15
2 replies
it is a joke and so is tier 1 counter-strike. there are loads of players out there that have the firepower to take down any t1player, but they rarely can come together as teams because of how the scene is built today. basically blast and esl are just circle jerking exercises for top30 teams, because most of them are contracted. gambit is just an exception to the rule.
2021-03-01 10:00
1 reply
that's true. orgs and tournament operators have contracts and schedule for the whole year. It's more profitable to give 14 invites to "popular teams" than make qualifications and bring strong teams at the moment.
2021-03-01 10:03
#239
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Finland HARD4ENCE
New s1mple in the making. Well played!
2021-03-01 09:31
1 reply
nope. s1mple shined on a bad team single handedly winning games against tier 1. sh1ro is shining on a team with great structure
2021-03-01 20:00
wp! deserved. Honorable mention for YEKINDAR too
2021-03-01 10:06
well played! yekindar was great too
2021-03-01 10:42
#263
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Poland gerald500
nafany should get that
2021-03-01 10:50
Yekindar ROBBED????
2021-03-01 12:57
1 reply
Yes for sure, he brought much more value across all the matches played.
2021-03-01 14:44
some guys would say deserved ,new s1mple , but s1mple doesn't have high rating with much lower impact ,and YEKINDAR should have this MVP
2021-03-02 08:20
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