sh1ro earns career-third MVP at V4 Future Sports Festival

Gambit's star AWPer dominated the opposition in Budapest to secure the individual accolade.

Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov has been named the BitSkins.com MVP by HLTV.org of V4 Future Sports Festival on the back of a dominant individual showing throughout the tournament, which saw the AWPer lead Gambit to the title.

The 20-year-old was a menacing presence leading up to the best-of-five grand final especially, recording some astounding statistics in the group stage series against eSuba and the opening series in the playoffs against Enterprise and BIG, putting up three maps above a 2.00 rating and averaging a 1.67 rating overall.

sh1ro was named the HLTV x BitSkins.com MVP at V4

Although sh1ro slowed down in the title decider, he still went on to kick off the title decider against Entropiq with another key performance on Vertigo, helping Gambit get off to an early lead in the series and withstand the attempt at a reverse sweep from their regional rivals.

With the award, the Russian AWPer has added the third MVP medal to his collection, having earned the previous two in Gambit's title-winning runs at IEM Katowice in February and at IEM Fall CIS in October.

Rating: 1.41 (#1)
ADR: 85.2 (#4)
KPR: 0.89 (#1)
DPR: 0.55 (#1)
KAST: 81.7% (#1)
Impact rating: 1.42 (#1)
Clutches won: 13 (#1)
Opening duel success: 75.5% (#1)

Three more MVP medals will be handed out before 2021 comes to a close; for BLAST Premier Fall Final (November 24-28), IEM Winter (December 2-12), and the BLAST Premier World Final (December 14-19).

The following MVPs have been awarded in 2021 so far:

BLAST Premier Global Final - Ukraine s1mple
cs_summit 7 - Russia Jame
IEM Katowice - Russia sh1ro
ESL Pro League 13 - Russia Ax1Le
FunSpark ULTI Europe Final - Canada FaNg
DreamHack Masters Spring - Ukraine s1mple
Flashpoint 3 - Slovakia frozen
EPIC League CIS - Kazakhstan Hobbit
IEM Summer - Russia Ax1Le
BLAST Premier Spring Final - Kazakhstan Hobbit
StarLadder CIS RMR - Ukraine s1mple
IEM Cologne - Ukraine s1mple
ESL Pro League Season 14 - Ukraine s1mple
IEM Fall CIS - Russia sh1ro
IEM Fall Europe - Denmark device
PGL Major Stockholm 2021 - Ukraine s1mple
V4 Future Sports Festival - Russia sh1ro

Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
783
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
#1
maga | 
Denmark COPIUM
Not my mvp!
2021-11-21 22:05
13 replies
this event BARELY qualifies for mvp imo, but good for him
2021-11-21 22:06
11 replies
#18
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
Let's be honest it shouldn't Gambit was the only top 10 team to participate MVP farming.
2021-11-21 22:08
10 replies
mega undeserved, choked in finals as well
2021-11-21 22:08
2 replies
#31
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Norway thojo
entropiq is a good team though, they almost got 3-0 in major group stage
2021-11-21 22:12
1 reply
deserved sh1ro!! good job
2021-11-21 22:37
yea, I was just looking at the attending teams and WTF?? Like... s1mple could attend an event like this every month and have 30 MVPs by now XD
2021-11-21 22:08
6 replies
At least it was on LAN.
2021-11-21 22:10
2 replies
True, but LAN events like this take place pretty frequently when covid isnt around
2021-11-21 22:16
1 reply
Yeah, if I recall correctly V4 events have had MVPs always. + this had quite big price pool and decent teams. It goes to the same category with summit and FunSpark.
2021-11-21 22:22
#45
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
It only counts because the prize pool is 250k+
2021-11-21 22:20
1 reply
ah, so that's how it's decided. thank you mens
2021-11-21 23:06
Nobody stops him from doing it ?
2021-11-22 01:16
no one 🚗
2021-11-21 22:09
well deserved
2021-11-21 22:05
hobbit carried in final, sh1ro missing
2021-11-21 22:05
Can the admins clarify the criteria for awarding MVPs in an event?
2021-11-21 22:06
22 replies
play well :)
2021-11-21 22:06
14 replies
I'm not talking about a player, I am enquiring about the criteria for an event to be eligible for an MVP award. Iirc, at least 2 Top10 teams are required.
2021-11-21 22:09
13 replies
what do you have against sh1ro. relax let him have it lol
2021-11-21 22:10
12 replies
What? I have nothing against sh1ro. We all have the right to know what makes an event MVP-based. It's okay if you don't want to know. I want to confirm it for my reference.
2021-11-21 22:11
11 replies
Strange why you care so much, it just looks like you have something against him or something.
2021-11-21 22:12
8 replies
Yes, I definitely care a lot about stats, MVPs, and various other specifics, obviously including the reasoning behind everything. I don't care what you think about me lol. There needs to be an explanation why HLTV didn't award MVPs under multiple similar situations before. I want to know it.
2021-11-21 22:16
1 reply
#45 #48 only hltv himself knows the specific criteria
2021-11-22 01:16
#38
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Iceland Voidsphere
Nah it doesn't. He made his point while you're still trying to convict him of evil thoughts.
2021-11-21 22:16
5 replies
evil thoughts? Just asking why he's so interested in taking someone's mvp away or say its not deserved.
2021-11-21 22:23
4 replies
Stop playing around it and take your L already.
2021-11-21 23:06
3 replies
Ok, it wasnt even an argument but whatever hope you feel better.
2021-11-21 23:08
2 replies
No it doesn't but i am glad you matured enough to take your hefty L. have a good one xx.
2021-11-21 23:13
1 reply
you too, enjoy your week :)
2021-11-21 23:14
#35
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Czech Republic Luckjeen
probably price pool, also teams attending
2021-11-21 22:15
1 reply
Events with larger prize pools haven't had MVPs in the past. Events with less than 2 Top10 teams, haven't had MVPs since 2019.
2021-11-21 22:18
+1
2021-11-21 22:08
#40
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Ukraine VoidWave
event needs to have 1 top 10 team and 4 top 30 teams also event should not include teams that got invited directly to playoffs
2021-11-21 22:17
4 replies
Source?
2021-11-21 22:19
3 replies
#47
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Ukraine VoidWave
this guy on twitter: twitter.com/whatmadeyoudo/status/1462514.. (very credible source ik) and it is ofc lie but idk why i actually believed it a bit
2021-11-21 22:22
2 replies
Well, what's the source for direct invite to playoffs? Cuz this: hltv.org/events/6064/republeague-tipos-s..
2021-11-21 22:24
1 reply
#56
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Ukraine VoidWave
it's just would be very stupid if they gave to fnatic after getting invite right to playoff skipping half of the event imo, so i guessed it by logic. STILL I shouldn't have said it in #40 like it's a fact of course and also i think that V4 might got MVP featured not because of participiated teams, but because it is LAN and please forget anything i wrote in #40 idk why i did this and i didn't sleep whole night im dumb sorry
2021-11-21 22:28
no idea but V4 always had MVP, check 2019 edition. best team was ranked #7 and 2nd best was ranked #15, still MVP given so no exception here
2021-11-21 22:52
#5
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Bahrain Ax1yn
Congratulation sh1ro :]
2021-11-21 22:06
lets fucking go
2021-11-21 22:06
Beast
2021-11-21 22:06
deserved :)
2021-11-21 22:06
Why is there an MVP for this tier 5 tournament
2021-11-21 22:06
I thought having 2+ top10 teams was the criteria of giving out MVPs
2021-11-21 22:06
2 replies
2021-11-21 22:53
I thought so too. Even MIRAA himself confirmed it in the end of 2020, when he was asked why s1mple didn't get his MVP for an RMR. HLTV bias is transparent at this point, I guess...
2021-11-22 00:41
sh1ro top1 pog
2021-11-21 22:06
Great performance throughout the event, not so great at times during bo5, but the whole team ended up with positive KD, enjoy!
2021-11-21 22:06
Not a single MVP for zywho LOOOL
2021-11-21 22:07
Mvp at t3 event eks dee
2021-11-21 22:07
deserved and haters gonna hate, let s0mple and navi fans cry all they want nobody cares you clowns
2021-11-21 22:08
4 replies
#103
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Asia s1kekick
Dude, who made you cry, Navi fans barely say crap or literally anything and you are already this entitled, s0mple meme is getting old, sh1ro didn't got the major, s1mple did(so the 0 makes no sense) with your logic, I shall call him sh0ro no major. You call other clowns while you are a clown yourself. Peace out
2021-11-22 12:53
3 replies
#110
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Finland dvlx
cry is free
2021-11-22 18:09
2 replies
#129
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Asia s1kekick
LOL ok, Toxic Gam-OutOfTheSemis-bit fan, you sure are an entitled 8 years old, get a life.
2021-11-24 03:14
1 reply
#130
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Finland dvlx
cry more
2021-11-24 11:41
#19
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Portugal dracø
V4 Future Sports Festival, cs_summit 7 and FunSpark ULTI Europe Final have no place in this list tbh Apart from that, totally deserved
2021-11-21 22:08
2 replies
summit had some decent teams???vp/fnatic/og/heroic/mouz/faze/c9/nip/furia/complexity/mibr/dignitas heroic were #6 og #7 furia #9 vp #10 mouz #11 complexity #12 faze #15 fnatic #16 nip #18 c9 #19 dignitas #29 mibr prolly btwn 30-40
2021-11-21 22:20
1 reply
#53
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Portugal dracø
I disregard summit not because of the teams but because of the settings. Maybe I'm being unfair but I see it as a fun and giggles tournament, not something to take seriously.
2021-11-21 22:24
this is so disrespecftul to all other T1 events
2021-11-21 22:08
MVP, xD he played exceptional this tourney tho
2021-11-21 22:08
Why does this tier 3 shit event give hltv mvps? It ruins the value of mvps. Then mezii should have gotten an mvp for republeague aswell.
2021-11-21 22:10
2 replies
Indeed, that was a tournament with both more teams and much better ones
2021-11-22 09:35
1 reply
26 teams vs 8
2021-11-23 18:06
admins before this tournament - u should have atleast 2 top10 teams to have mvp in your tournament admins now - play good = take mvp, nice
2021-11-21 22:12
4 replies
#89
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Russia Desstar
prize pool, lan
2021-11-22 02:28
3 replies
there were lan tournaments before but without mvp prize pool doesnt mean good tournament
2021-11-22 10:46
yeah let's give MVP for that recent saudi tournament / showmatch because they had like ~$700k prize pool
2021-11-22 11:11
1 reply
#111
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Finland dvlx
cry more
2021-11-22 18:10
#34
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Spain t3mg
mvp for a tier 3 event 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀
2021-11-21 22:14
#39
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Russia ToughGuy
Hltv atleast be consistent with your metrics for MVPs
2021-11-21 22:17
#42
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Sweden hayliN
what a joke
2021-11-21 22:19
#43
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Russia mshkoda
sh1ro top-2 2021
2021-11-21 22:19
#51
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Ukraine McSwell
zywoo overtook s1mple in 2020 top-1 because of mvp farming. shiro will overtake zywoo in 2021 top-3 because of mvp farming.
2021-11-21 22:23
this event has MVP because there were 4 top20 teams and 1 top5 team in attendance. you guys understand that MVPs also have tiers, right? this one is surely a tier3-4 one, won't count much for the top20 players list if at all. stop cry bruh
2021-11-21 22:24
5 replies
#55
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Russia ToughGuy
why then last year cis rmrs didn't have any mvps even s othey had better team rankings?
2021-11-21 22:26
4 replies
#112
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Finland dvlx
online
2021-11-22 18:10
3 replies
#116
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Russia ToughGuy
katowice shouldnt be mvp either cuz it's online with this logic
2021-11-22 18:17
2 replies
#117
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Finland dvlx
big tournament
2021-11-22 18:18
1 reply
#119
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Russia ToughGuy
studio lan doesn't make tier3 event mvp worth
2021-11-22 18:21
This MVP is good for us, NAVI and s1mple fans! sh1ro farming MVP's and stats for top2 2021 and deny ZywOo's top 2.
2021-11-21 22:25
1 reply
zywoo doesn't deserve top 2 anyways
2021-11-22 11:50
Nice. Full CIS domination of 2021.
2021-11-21 22:28
Look at the teams Hahahhahaha MVP in tier 2 Meanwhile s1mple won MAJOR MVP
2021-11-21 22:29
1 reply
#113
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Finland dvlx
s1mple chokked 2 majors b4 winning one just so you know
2021-11-22 18:11
#59
mir | 
Other M31F
ez for CIS
2021-11-21 22:30
I like Gambit , but this is funny. Giving mvp for this tournament. Bring back old times, when MVP truly matters. And wasn't been giving for that kind of tournaments. Now mvp doesn't have value
2021-11-21 22:32
t3 event stupid hltv.
2021-11-21 22:35
#63
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Japan Legoshi
hobbit robbed but either way good tournament first lan win with roster right?
2021-11-21 22:43
stupid
2021-11-21 22:55
#67
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Germany Teztyment
1g
2021-11-21 23:00
mvp for such a shit tournament? LOL
2021-11-21 23:04
mvp for THIS tournament? like they beat washed up big and barely entropiq in the final and mvp? LUL hltv fell off hard
2021-11-21 23:08
It does not seem right to have a MVP award for a t2/t3 with the same prestige / or put it in the same category as a MVP for a t1 tournament. Why?
2021-11-21 23:14
#76
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Poland sosiad
HAHAHAHA nice mvp
2021-11-21 23:16
8 team tournament with Gambit being the only team in the top 10, as well as not playing in front of a crowd. This should not be comparable with other MVP’s.
2021-11-21 23:34
mvp from tier 2 tournament? nice
2021-11-22 00:06
#80
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Brazil Elakk
lmao tier 3 farming
2021-11-22 00:43
Hahahahaha no mvp for dh open and republeague (with 2 top 10 teams btw) and he gets mvp for this shit tournament wp hltv
2021-11-22 01:33
1 reply
#88
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Russia Desstar
prize pool, lan
2021-11-22 02:26
deserved the MVP for his performance, the event didn't, cause it was insanely irrelevant. Honestly devalues the HLTV MVP as an award overall.
2021-11-22 01:44
1 reply
#114
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Finland dvlx
cry is free
2021-11-22 18:12
#85
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China hhh2222216
this mvp is for tier2,not the same with the tiee1,dont worry
2021-11-22 01:47
hobbit 100 kills on finals "am I a joke to you?"
2021-11-22 02:02
Deserved top1 2021
2021-11-22 05:39
#91
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Russia AliasNamer
S1mple - 6 (1 rmr) sh1ro - 3 (1 rmr) Ax1le - 2 Hobbit - 2 (1 rmr) Jame - 1 EU - 2 (both RMRs) So, without rmr events we have: CIS 11:1 NA CIS 11:0 EU
2021-11-22 05:49
MVP at tier 3 event. Nice joke
2021-11-22 05:52
1 reply
#115
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Finland dvlx
cry more
2021-11-22 18:12
#93
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
I thought it needed at least 2 top-10 teams for MVP. Anyway, good job.
2021-11-22 06:24
s1mple couldnt win mvp here unlucky.. sh1ro > s1mple
2021-11-22 10:39
#96
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Finland AliSabid
Mvp for this event? what.
2021-11-22 10:43
Damn, he's so small...he should eat a lot and attend gym lmao
2021-11-22 11:45
Too small event for hltv MVP. Wtf is this..
2021-11-22 12:11
2 replies
+1 imagine dreamhack open wasn't mvp award but this random v4 is :DD
2021-11-22 12:58
1 reply
you say a tier4 with no top10, what a smaller game
2021-11-22 16:37
his hands xaxaxaxaxa
2021-11-22 12:29
#105
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Sweden suriel666
MVP for THAT ? what? is this a joke?
2021-11-22 13:01
mvp for winning a bunch tier-3 teams? nice one hltv, very funny
2021-11-22 13:09
only 3 non-cis MVP in 2021 lol
2021-11-22 14:10
2 replies
and they were only events with no cis teams
2021-11-22 18:21
1 reply
Lol
2021-11-22 19:51
#109
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Spain BlaNcoW
Mickey Mouse MVP
2021-11-22 17:30
tier 4 tournament mvp nice sh0ro
2021-11-22 20:15
Gambit collectively won 7 MVPs this year. s1mple got another 6 lol
2021-11-23 00:45
1 reply
next blast s1mple will have his 7th, as many as all gambit combined this year
2021-11-23 12:28
Sh1ro would be a perfect addition for NaVi, and say bye bye to Perfecto
2021-11-23 10:22
1 reply
nice brain man
2021-11-23 12:28
Well played and well deserved
2021-11-23 11:08
Gambit was the only top 10 team in this tournament? weird MVP award for sure..
2021-11-24 11:47
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