Top 20 players of 2021: ropz (18)

High fragging output and great consistency clinch Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool his fourth consecutive appearance on the top 20 players list, powered by GG.BET.

Top 20 players of 2021: Introduction

By now, the tale of ropz's rise to the upper echelons of CS:GO will be a familiar one to many. A PUG star who rose through the ranks of the FACEIT matchmaking system, his talent was apparent almost immediately. Such was his talent that he faced cheating accusations and vitriol from the pro community just as immediately, with one of the most storied professionals at the time, Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell, stating on stream that ropz would "never show up at a LAN." In the end, FACEIT invited the young Estonian to play some games from their offices in March 2017 to quell the furore that was threatening to endanger an innocent player's career. It wasn't long after this that he joined MOUZ.

It took a little bit of time for ropz to settle at the professional level, which was understandable given that his only experience in a team environment up to that point had been in mix teams at low level online cups and qualifiers. His first LAN event with MOUZ, DreamHack Open Tours 2017, was underwhelming, as he posted a 0.97 rating over five maps, making him the second-worst performer on the team. At his very next event however, the far more prestigious ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals, he impressed with a 1.12 rating as he lead the way for his team to a respectable 5-6th place finish. This inconsistent form characterised his first six months as a pro, but it wasn't long before he found his feet and began his trajectory towards being the player we know him as today.

Fresh-faced ropz needed six months to settle at the top level

By mid-2017 MOUZ had brought in Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk and Miikka "⁠suNny⁠" Kemppi in favour of Denis "⁠denis⁠" Howell and Christian "⁠loWel⁠" Garcia Antoran, which seemed to stabilise the roster and give ropz a better platform to showcase his talents. The improvement in form was immediate, as by September MOUZ won the ESG Tour Mykonos event, with ropz sporting a healthy 1.14 rating. This signalled an upturn in the team's fortunes as they became consistent play-off contenders, and moving into 2018 they even managed to win several notable events such as StarSeries i-League Season 4 and V4 Future Sports Festival 2018, with ropz recording not one single event in the red during this time and earning several EVP nods. This included a solid showing at his first Major, the ELEAGUE Major 2018, where his team achieved a 5-8th place finish.

The rest of 2018 was not quite as fruitful for ropz and the boys in red, as MOUZ' level dropped, a swap of STYKO for Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski failed to produce consistent results and was quickly reversed (in spite of a surprise victory at ESL One New York 2018), and a shocking 0-3 performance at the FACEIT Major 2018 saw the team booted back to the Minor system and forced to qualify for the next Major. In spite of all of this, ropz' efficiency and consistency throughout an overall good year for his team earned him the title of the 19th best player of 2018, in his first full year as a professional player. It was an impressive achievement for someone so young and with such little experience, but it proved to be merely a steppingstone as he pushed on into 2019.

Victory at ESL One New York with Snax proved to be an anomaly

The start of 2019 was abysmal for him and the team as they crashed out of the Europe Minor ahead of IEM Katowice with a single map win, and the mood in the team seemed to have soured. The roster broke apart and due to the early timing of the Major, it was months before ropz would be back in action with a new-look MOUZ, one now featuring Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen, Özgür "⁠woxic⁠" Eker and David "⁠frozen⁠" Čerňanský. The tale of this lineup throughout 2019 was one of slowly ramping up, winning smaller events such as DreamHack Open Tours as they improved, and proving their class by this time successfully navigating the Minor to make the StarLadder Major Berlin. It was after this Major, where they cruised through the Challengers Stage and narrowly missed out on the playoffs, that this iteration of MOUZ truly hit their stride. They went on a run to end the year that included five event victories, including the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals where ropz posted a 1.24 rating and was the MVP. He was an EVP at the rest of the events they won and finished the year as the #10 player in HLTV's top 20.

The year of 2020 saw ropz transition to the clear main star of MOUZ, and although the team itself did not reach the heights of late 2019, the Estonian lurker would yet again elevate his play, consistently being the highest-rated player and putting up star numbers and impact as he racked up EVP awards. The highlights of the year were his EVP performance in an ICE Challenge victory over NAVI, an EVP in his team's run to 2nd at ESL Pro League Season 11, and yet another EVP in the 2nd place finish at DreamHack Masters Winter. His performances in 2020 earned him further improvement in the top 20 players list, this time reaching the dizzying heights of #7.

Estoniaropz
2021 Tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
cs_summit 7
(3-4th)
1.11 (3rd, 1%) 78.8 0.72 0.67 1.18 67.9%
IEM Katowice
(13-16th)
0.91 (2nd, +4%) 63.9 0.64 0.71 0.84 66.7%
ESL Pro League S13
(21-24th)
1.27 (1st, +20%) 86.1 0.85 0.64 1.34 74.8%
DHM Spring
(9-12th)
1.03 (3rd, +2%) 68.1 0.63 0.63 0.96 72.6%
Flashpoint 3
(1st)
1.30 (2nd, +7%) 80.7 0.80 0.54 1.24 79.1% EVP
IEM Cologne
(13-16th)
1.12 (1st, +16%) 79.6 0.75 0.67 1.26 66.7%
ESL Pro League S14
(9-12th)
1.12 (2nd, +5%) 76.5 0.74 0.60 0.98 74.2%
IEM Fall EU
(13-16th)
1.15 (1st, +9%) 79.2 0.76 0.64 1.21 69.7%
PGL Major
(12-14th)
1.05 (3rd, +1%) 68.9 0.65 0.58 0.98 70.8%
IEM Winter
(13-16th)
1.06 (1st, +17%) 76.7 0.73 0.66 0.91 71.1%
5%+ above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

2021 began in solid if unspectacular fashion for ropz and MOUZ, a lineup that now featured Aurimas "⁠Bymas⁠" Pipiras and Frederik "⁠acoR⁠" Gyldstrand in place of Chris "⁠chrisJ⁠" de Jong and woxic. cs_summit 7 was their first event of the year, a more relaxed event that nonetheless featured a decent field, the likes of #5 ranked Heroic, #6 OG and #7 FURIA in attendance. ropz himself got off to a slow start, a 1.18 rating placing him 4th amongst the team in a smooth 2-0 victory over FaZe, and his 0.99 rating in the win over Heroic was most certainly nothing to write home about. Come playoffs the real ropz was back, as he carried his team with an impressive 1.33 rating in the quarter-finals against FURIA, and although is team were stopped by the eventual winners Virtus.pro, it was a promising start to the year for ropz and MOUZ.

It was at this point that upheaval struck ropz and the European squad. karrigan had already been the subject of rumours linking him to a return to FaZe before cs_summit even took place, and finally those rumours came to fruition as the Danish IGL left MOUZ. It was a blow for the team that the veteran had led for two years, steered to multiple tournament victories, and had elevated to as high as No. 2 in the HLTV world rankings. It was not a move that ropz was pleased to see happen:

"I was definitely feeling a little down, but it was a decision I understood and had no hard feelings about. We wanted to make changes for a long time, ever since woxic departed. acoR was a player we were looking to get that whole time but it got more and more delayed, and by the time we got him, things had got worse. He wanted an ideal roster and he was done waiting, as there were opportunities outside of our team. In his perspective it definitely made sense, I probably would’ve done the same in his shoes. In today's market, it’s hard to get the players you want. Contracts getting longer, salaries and buyouts rising, different timings around tournaments etc. make it often impossible."

Replacing karrigan was always going to be a tough ask for dexter

Coming in for the storied leader was Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong, the man who had overseen Renegades' complete dominance of the Oceanic scene, posting impressive individual statistics whilst doing so. There was some excitement to see what the Australian IGL could do over in Europe, but there was no denying it was a huge step up:

"Firstly no one would expect [dexter] to fill the shoes karrigan left behind, it would've been completely unreasonable if he did. He's moving from his home in Australia and facing the unknown in his point of view. He's definitely a good caller. He has a little less of this leader type personality in him than karrigan, who is always vocal, pushing and motivating the players. I think that definitely affected us negatively. With such a young and inexperienced roster the team needs an extremely strong leader type. When we had karrigan in control for 2 years, players really got used to it and it takes a long time to adjust.

"With dexter we relied a little more on our individual communication, which means that there was less micro-managing coming from the IGL but more from the players. He's very calm and relaxed in the way he speaks, sometimes he emphasizes very important stuff, but having a natural English accent doesn't always go through as important. The English-speaking EU teams are used to playing with bad accents, broken English and everything that comes with it. That was a slight issue sometimes, but we found ways to fix it. In general the way he calls and sets up the team is very similar to karrigan, I think this style is common for every top leader in the current meta and many teams are copying each other. Most of the teams are kind of similar in that sense. He's definitely a great leader and caller, no doubt about it. He came from an Aussie system where everything was natural for him, so as long as he and the players adjust to each other, anything is possible."

The Estonian continued his usual form in the first challenge for MOUZ under their new leadership, as the team successfully navigated the IEM Katowice 2021 Play-In. The lurker himself posted a 1.32 rating and was instrumental in ensuring his team made the main event, being the highest rated player in each of his team's matches and being the only person to mount serious resistance in the loss to Gambit, producing a virtuoso performance with 28 kills and 91 ADR to secure their map win on Dust2. The main tournament was a disappointment for MOUZ as they struggled to overcome a tough draw, losing 0-2 to Astralis in the opening round before meeting Gambit again in the lower bracket, once again losing to the eventual winners and bowing out of the tournament without a map win to their name. ropz, usually consistent even in defeat, was quiet throughout, posting a 0.91 rating.

ropz was quick to put the disaster that was IEM Katowice behind him, as he turned up to ESL Pro League Season 13 in vintage form. He was MOUZ' highest rated player in three of five series played, and despite the team crashing out in last place with a 4-8 map record, he was often the best player on the server. The opening series against ENCE was a microcosm of the tournament, as ropz was comfortably the best player on either team, posted a 1.54 rating alongside 101 ADR, and yet his team lost the series 1-2. Overall he posted a 1.27 rating, secured four 1vsX clutches, and picked up three Player of the Match awards in spite of his team's disappointing performance.

ESL Pro League S13 was one of ropz's best performances of the year

A few smaller events and qualifiers followed, the most notable performance from ropz coming in the form of an event-leading 1.29 rating as his team won Snow Sweet Snow 3, with the next big tournament coming in the form of DreamHack Masters Spring. It was another disappointing showing for the European squad as they failed to make playoffs, going out in 9-12th, and it was another one of the young lurker's quieter events. Particularly notable was his 0.89 rated performance in a close 16-14 loss to Natus Vincere in the opening round, as one feels with an in-form ropz in attendance, that may have turned into a victory. Instead MOUZ fell to the lower bracket, where ropz did at least show up to help drive his team to victory over FaZe, although his team-leading 1.18 rating in the 2-1 victory was inflated by a huge 1.99 rated performance in a 16-5 demolition on Nuke; on the other two maps, he was in the red. MOUZ were comfortably beaten in the lower semis by G2, and with another middling performance, ropz finished the event on a 1.03 rating.

Next up for the boys in red was Flashpoint 3, an event that would prove to be the highlight of the year for MOUZ. In one of the most stacked events of 2020 they went on a fairytale run, in no small part due to ropz form, beating the world #6 at the time, BIG, and world #3 Astralis on their way to the title. The pick of the games for the young Estonian was a 1.60, 29 kill carry performance in the second map of the semi-final against G2, as he took over the game on one of his specialist maps, Nuke, to get his team to the grand final. Throughout the tournament he was incredibly consistent, as has become his trademark, with every single series rated above a 1.00 and only one series dropping below 1.29. He earned himself his first EVP award of the year, only being beaten out in the MVP race by teammate frozen, who himself had the best big event of his career.

"Well, there's only one true answer to why we were so good at Flashpoint 3: All five players performed extremely well. That is so rare to see, not many tournaments and teams come to mind. When everything and everyone clicks, you just win. That's how I would describe it. I don't think there’s any point to dive deeper, like we had good communication, good this and that and so on. Everything was near perfection, I say near because it could always be better.

"In general having five players play their A game at the same time is very rare, but it was amazing to see what it would look like with us. This was definitely the one performance which we tried to achieve and replicate again for the rest of the year, but we became worse and worse. A lot of it probably had to do with experience yet again, because by then things moved to LAN and we couldn’t really compare our online Flashpoint result. It was hard to set high expectations, because some of us played LAN for the first time, some of us hadn't played the real big events where you get tested. I believe in the Major we actually showed positive signs and started to crawl back, those matches were the biggest tests for the team. We were in the position to make the playoffs, but gave it away."

The next major tournament was IEM Cologne, another where MOUZ had to get through the play-in stage. ropz posted a staggering 1.41 rating, 100 ADR and 1.69 impact rating across five maps, carrying his team to the main tournament. Unfortunately it ended with yet another early exit for MOUZ, as they crashed out in straight series, losing to Gambit and then Liquid. In the latter match ropz was actually the highest rated player on the server by a large margin, desperately trying to drag his team kicking and screaming over the line on the final map of Inferno that went all the way to a 25-28 scoreline, the star rifler racking up 88 ADR and almost 50 kills; across that series he managed 90 kill, and still lost. Another VP nod was secured, despite another poor finish for the team.

MOUZ's exit at IEM Cologne was agonizingly close

ESL Pro League Season 14 was next on the docket, and despite going 0-2 in series to kick off the event, MOUZ managed to run it back to a 3-2 series record, thus securing a spot in the playoffs on tiebreaks. ropz had an average group stage by his standards, only topping the scoreboards across a series in the 1-2 loss to FaZe, but he will still a solid performer, posting a 1.08 rating or better in all three of their wins. The Estonian seemed to be saving his best form for the series against NIP in the quarter-finals, where he led the server with 83 ADR and a 1.22 rating. Yet, as was becoming an uncomfortably familiar trend in 2021, his team still lost the series. Once again ropz's consistent output and high ADR across the event earned him another VP mention, and once again his team had underperformed.

This was, unfortunately, the story of the year for ropz and MOUZ. The Estonian would produce valiant performances, often in defeat, as his team crashed out of events early. IEM Fall saw them fail to make playoffs or even the 9-12th decider bracket, with ropz sporting a healthy 1.15 rating. Fortunately for the EU squad the Flashpoint victory had earned them enough Regional Major Ranking points to secure a spot at the PGL Major Stockholm.

The Challengers Stage was nearly a disaster for MOUZ as they went 1-2 initially and faced elimination, but they managed to turn things around with series victories over Renegades and BIG to secure a Legends Stage berth. ropz was instrumental in the team making it that far, being the highest rated player with a 1.23 rating, 84 ADR and 1.29 impact rating across nine maps.

The Legends Stage was heartbreak for the boys in red, as after going 0-2 MOUZ began to grow into the tournament, picking up a convincing 2-0 win over ENCE before falling in an agonizing final map in the elimination series against Virtus.pro, losing 18-22 to go out of the Major. Whilst ropz did pick up another VP for his performances, particularly in the win over ENCE and in a close loss to NIP, he had an uncharacteristically poor series in the loss to Virtus.pro, putting up a 0.83 rating and only managing 40 kills across three maps.

ropz was key in getting his team to the Legends Stage of the Major

The year ended with another two underwhelming tournament placings for MOUZ, and another VP performance from ropz. DreamHack Open November, a smaller event, saw him post a 1.18 rating despite his team going 2-3 in maps and failing to make playoffs, and he grabbed one more VP for his showing at IEM Winter, despite MOUZ crashing out of the event with three straight map losses.

Despite an overall disappointing year, ropz was able to maintain a high individual level, and he attributes this to being able to rely on himself:

"I think the main point is that I rely on myself way more than others, but not completely. Playing the extremities also relies on the team being successful in taking map control. There are times where I can be with the pack too and make the game more unstable and unpredictable. But no matter the situation, it's mostly up to myself to create and find my own opportunities in the match. Especially being one of the most experienced players on the team, I act as an example to the others in taking initiative and being vocal about the advantages we can take. Playing enough CS and staying with the meta, having the drive and motivation to win are things that I value most. I try to keep those things in check and everything else should come by. Going back to LAN was also no different to me and I definitely enjoyed those moments more than the online parts of the year."

Why was ropz the 18th best player of 2021?

ropz had some of the most impressive numbers of any player throughout 2021, finishing with the 7th highest rating (1.17) and as one of the premier fraggers in the game (0.77 KPR, #4). He was very consistent, especially map-to-map, having a 1.00 or higher rating in 72% of his maps (9th most). He even improved his direct impact compared to previous years, going up to 1.18 Impact rating (#11), partially thanks to an increased number of opening kills (0.13 per round, #14) but also his superb multi-kill rate (19.9% of rounds, #4).

While those numbers showcased his quality and were enough to secure him a place this high inside the top 20 list, he didn't have enough good performances in the biggest events and the biggest matches to place any higher. His only exceptional event, a near-MVP, came at the RMR Flashpoint 3, although there was also a near-EVP at the medium-sized cs_summit 7. While he did perform well in ESL Pro League (especially Season 13), he didn't do so well in the elite events having the lowest rating in them (1.04) in the fewest maps (20) out of anyone inside the top 20. He also had the fewest big matches, only playing one, the EPL S14 playoff loss to NIP, meaning that we could only grade him on his performance in qualifiers and group stage matches, and that didn't allow for him to surpass anyone else.

"For most parts of the year, I believe I have managed to keep the level I've been at for the last few years. While there's always room for improvement, it's hard to push further and keep reinventing myself at the level I am. A few times I could have definitely done better, I could feel it and anyone could notice it. Placing high on the list always depends on the team's results, there's no denying that. I believe we might be one of the least successful teams this year in history to produce top 20 players, I can only find NiKo from 2016 with as few awards and team placements."

Looking forwards to 2022, the Estonian star is keen to push his own level even higher, and is optimistic about FaZe's prospects:

"The goals for 2022 on a personal level would be to go harder than ever. This is the first time I am switching to another team and I want to reach the same goals I've had in MOUZ for the last 4-5 years and try to go even further. With FaZe, to win a big event for sure. I believe we have a roster capable of contending for any trophy when we make it work. Becoming number one with the way NAVI is playing, is challenging. As long as we keep believing with the whole team, it's possible."

Bold prediction by GG.BET

Once again, as with previous years, we asked our top 20 players who they felt was a future candidate to make a top 20 list. To ensure we got a bold prediction, the player had to be under 20, and not have previously played on a top 20 team.

"I think torzsi contends for the best player in this category," ropz said, highlighting the Hungarian's play in MOUZ NXT just days after the AWPer was promoted to the main team. "His talent has been around for quite a long time now and finally getting a chance. The work he and his team did was spectacular, it wasn't fun seeing '-MOUZ +MOUZ NXT.'"


Stay tuned to our Top 20 players of 2021 ranking and take a look at the Introduction article to learn more about how the players were selected. This year's ranking is supported by:

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Lithuania Aurimas 'Bymas' Pipiras
Aurimas 'Bymas' Pipiras
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
300
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.63
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1899
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1830
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1057
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
908
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1008
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1310
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1120
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1041
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1727
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1916
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1431
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
2093
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1045
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
#2
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn
gratz!
2022-01-05 20:00
6 replies
#42
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Ukraine VoidWave
+1! deserved all the way!
2022-01-05 20:01
yes men, so happy for ropzicle
2022-01-05 20:01
He shouldn't be top 20, he's a low impact choker at big lan tourneys (source: pgl)
2022-01-05 22:19
3 replies
#232
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Finland Matiaz
We will see what he can show up for us on FaZe now with lot more experienced players. Now Ropz's results shoudn't be due to his teammates.
2022-01-05 22:46
Literally only had Frozen his five year career
2022-01-05 22:48
1 reply
#238
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North America soduk_db
+1
2022-01-05 23:07
#5
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Ukraine VoidWave
What? Only 18th? This means that frozen won't be in the list at all? I really hope he will be since frozen has harder role and has flashpoint 3 mvp and i just like him
2022-01-05 20:03
17 replies
he'll be higher he performed better all year long
2022-01-05 20:02
12 replies
no he wont be in top 20..
2022-01-05 20:19
11 replies
#160
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Denmark kns377
Yes he Will 1 mvp and better stats than ropz in general, more impact and more kills in general despite playing a much harder and more impactful role
2022-01-05 20:45
9 replies
Ropz had higher rating and impact than frozen this year by stats
2022-01-05 21:21
8 replies
but MVPs always ment a lot in hltv top20
2022-01-06 00:16
7 replies
I know, didn’t say anything about that. Just stated that ropz stats were higher which the guy I replied to said otherwise to. Frozen could still be in top 20, we’ll see
2022-01-06 00:19
6 replies
yeah, ropz had better stats, except major where frozen performed way better so thats also a plus for frozen. I bet he is going to be like top 15-14
2022-01-06 00:30
5 replies
#294
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Estonia Nigatoni
Spoiler, he wont be on the list
2022-01-06 08:10
4 replies
I know for a fact that he will, he is the only player in europe that got MVP this year and was not from CIS region
2022-01-06 11:32
3 replies
device?
2022-01-06 23:49
also zywoo
2022-01-06 23:54
1 reply
my info was not updated, but only a few people beside gambit players and simple got MVP, that gives frozen a huge bonus
2022-01-07 12:42
Spoiled by ropz, he said playerS, not player “I believe we might be one of the least successful teams this year in history to produce top 20 players”
2022-01-06 05:21
#161
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
He'll probably get one of the next 3 spots because of his flashpoint 3 mvp
2022-01-05 20:46
Hope so, frozen > ropz anyway
2022-01-06 03:05
"and i just like him" lmao only if you like him...
2022-01-06 03:32
#286
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Mouz havent played that much and havent won anything
2022-01-06 05:40
#6
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Canada SparklMastr
e
2022-01-05 20:00
gg
2022-01-05 20:00
#8
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United States kriksB
So true!
2022-01-05 20:00
allu robbed
2022-01-05 20:00
5 replies
#97
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Finland 5way
+1
2022-01-05 20:08
Spam this when s1mple gets #1
2022-01-05 20:52
2 replies
XDDD mens!
2022-01-05 21:01
#250
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Finland Nollegee
Sounds like a plan
2022-01-06 00:03
indeed
2022-01-05 23:49
well deserved
2022-01-05 20:00
Holy shit dude, sh1ro is such a huge camper! I mean huuuugge camper. Everytime he plays casters be like "He is very patient", just so people don't call him a camper openly. He has to change his playstyle if he wants to get into top 3.
2022-01-05 20:00
2 replies
He’s average when forced to move around the map, but when he’s stationary and camping he’s pretty godly. But yeah he annoys me too.
2022-01-05 23:09
1 reply
because he has an awp
2022-01-06 12:28
he will be #5 this year
2022-01-05 20:01
congratz ropz!! deserved for sure
2022-01-05 20:00
5 replies
"He also had the fewest big matches, only playing one, the EPL S14 playoff loss to NIP, meaning that we could only grade him on his performance in qualifiers and group stage matches, and that didn't allow for him to surpass anyone else." Isnt it the same for Twistzz and broky 🤨
2022-01-05 20:12
4 replies
That's why broky is #20 and twistzz won't be any further than #15
2022-01-05 21:07
3 replies
Seriously doubt Twistzz will be in list at all.
2022-01-05 23:29
2 replies
Would be an absolute joke if so and if he‘d be higher ranked than Ropz
2022-01-06 12:47
Lmao
2022-01-07 18:24
#14
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Zimbabwe can9ne
Ok
2022-01-05 20:00
Deserved
2022-01-05 20:00
Nice
2022-01-05 20:00
hahaaha
2022-01-05 20:00
#18
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Chile 1cristiaan
wowww
2022-01-05 20:00
#19
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Poland ZireaelGG
nice
2022-01-05 20:00
WHAT? okok
2022-01-05 20:00
#21
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Greece RedWinter
frozen higher??
2022-01-05 20:00
3 replies
#39
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Czech Republic Sybas
not top20 ig ?
2022-01-05 20:01
frozen robbed again, baiters like broky higher than frozen, hltv is a joke
2022-01-05 21:10
1 reply
i think frozen no.16 or 17 for having Flashpoint MVP
2022-01-06 02:24
#22
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Czech Republic Sybas
? what
2022-01-05 20:00
wow
2022-01-05 20:00
#24
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Russia revault
nice
2022-01-05 20:00
#25
b1t | 
Poland B4zzz
nice
2022-01-05 20:00
bruh what
2022-01-05 20:00
Unexpected
2022-01-05 20:00
rigged
2022-01-05 20:00
#29
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India shahil_005
Unexpected
2022-01-05 20:00
Scammed.
2022-01-05 20:00
W
2022-01-05 20:00
ROPZ GOD
2022-01-05 20:00
oh
2022-01-05 20:00
F5ers wya
2022-01-05 20:00
#36
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Russia tu1enchik
robbed
2022-01-05 20:00
so kool!
2022-01-05 20:00
To all those who had ropz in top 15 lol.. here it is
2022-01-05 20:00
#43
ropz | 
Denmark hersej
deserved to be top 20 at least
2022-01-05 20:01
#46
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North America drac0z
unxpected
2022-01-05 20:01
Daaaamn that's low as FUCK, he is top10 in terms of stats, easily as well. I just don't get these rankings I guess.
2022-01-05 20:01
16 replies
Its not low, frozen will probably be higher than him and deserved
2022-01-05 20:02
I don't understand why they rate team achievements so high in individual rankings, it kinda destroys the point of it.
2022-01-05 20:02
4 replies
bro he has less than half maps in tier 1 events compared to navi or gambit players, its easy to have higher rrating when you play against brazil teams in qualifiers a then go home
2022-01-05 20:42
2 replies
+1
2022-01-05 21:17
+1
2022-01-06 05:23
2022-01-05 21:18
Team achievements play a way bigger role now I guess?
2022-01-05 20:02
2 replies
2022-01-05 20:05
#173
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Brazil tyler4tw
2022-01-05 21:02
read the article if you want to understand
2022-01-05 20:05
stats matter more in deep tournament runs 1.18 while making it to semis means waaaay more than 1.18 while being knocked out in groups this has been the case since the dawn of hltv rankings
2022-01-05 20:39
1 reply
+1
2022-01-05 21:17
Out of his 8 notable stats only 3 are in top 5. even perfecto has more.
2022-01-05 20:53
2022-01-05 21:19
if only stats matter then Jame, El1an, deko, torszi would be in top 10
2022-01-06 02:26
Also mouz won more than FaZe and achieved similiar results at major, so its just mind blowing for me
2022-01-06 20:39
Again basic profile picture, why not use one from an event looks so bad
2022-01-05 20:03
deserved better
2022-01-05 20:01
first
2022-01-05 20:01
1 reply
#254
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Brazil guhzzz
nt
2022-01-06 00:18
#51
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England MikeLCHV
That low?
2022-01-05 20:01
#52
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United Kingdom Tseden
Unexpected thought he would at least top 10
2022-01-05 20:01
4 replies
how, like what has he achieved this year?
2022-01-05 20:03
3 replies
#113
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United Kingdom Tseden
Statswise he is 7th highest
2022-01-05 20:13
2 replies
Well no shit when all his stats are from group stages or qualifiers, he only has 1 game from a big event (playoffs vs NIP) and also has the fewest maps out of all of top 20
2022-01-05 21:16
Small sample size plus average rating in big LAN events especially major.
2022-01-05 21:20
I expected Yuurih, but deserved, nice Ropz
2022-01-05 20:01
2 replies
#255
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Brazil guhzzz
yuurih top 1
2022-01-06 00:19
1 reply
in our hearts
2022-01-06 00:53
#54
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Finland h3rmann
Could have been higher, but Ok.
2022-01-05 20:01
#55
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Ukraine McSwell
I remember people putting him in top-10 and "obviously over b1t" KEKW
2022-01-05 20:02
1 reply
Even today I saw many list putting ropz in top 10
2022-01-05 20:06
#56
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Slovakia TheGameu
how so low
2022-01-05 20:02
That's so low... Ah well.
2022-01-05 20:02
too low
2022-01-05 20:02
#59
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
RIGGED
2022-01-05 20:02
#60
 | 
Serbia eliiiiii_
WTF LOL
2022-01-05 20:02
#62
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Finland Teukkasd
damnn
2022-01-05 20:02
#64
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Russia KICK_ZEUS
thought he'd be 16 at least lol
2022-01-05 20:02
Technically FaZe,gambit and NaVi are the only teams with 3 players in top20
2022-01-05 20:02
6 replies
bro really tried to speak faze in there lmao
2022-01-05 20:04
5 replies
:) Whats wrong tho?
2022-01-05 20:06
4 replies
broky twistzz and who?????
2022-01-05 20:43
3 replies
Ropz Its just a joke
2022-01-05 20:48
2 replies
AASHAHAHHASHAHAHAh not bad tbh
2022-01-05 20:48
1 reply
Yeah it was decent
2022-01-05 20:48
Unexpected
2022-01-05 20:02
Ropz too overrated Deserved
2022-01-05 20:02
woah don haci at 18th. ez
2022-01-05 20:03
#71
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Finland Lushkan
B1T and electronic top 5 confirmed.
2022-01-05 20:03
Deserved
2022-01-05 20:03
#75
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World DolphinfK
unexpected on #18 spot
2022-01-05 20:03
another group stage gamer
2022-01-05 20:03
GODZ
2022-01-05 20:03
#78
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Germany aL1337
kool
2022-01-05 20:03
hmm strange
2022-01-05 20:04
ropzbbed
2022-01-05 20:04
#82
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Lithuania karkeris
-10 places for leaving MOUZ
2022-01-05 20:04
1 reply
He was hostage there
2022-01-05 20:09
oh that wasnt expected
2022-01-05 20:05
#86
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Turkey drovious
nice
2022-01-05 20:05
#89
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Well, this year he will do better.
2022-01-05 20:06
holy snub
2022-01-05 20:06
damn this 0 impact bot broky might have stolen a top 20 spot from naf :(
2022-01-05 20:06
WTF?!?! Ropz is Top 10 EASILY
2022-01-05 20:06
1 reply
bruh no
2022-01-05 20:48
#93
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Turkey HitMachine
#17 Snajdan lets go
2022-01-05 20:07
Does that mean frozen is not in top20? Im going to cry HLTV, thanks
2022-01-05 20:07
2 replies
there's still hope because of his mvp
2022-01-05 20:16
1 reply
yeah but im not really sure
2022-01-05 20:21
#95
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Philippines B3nk4i
Surprised he wasnt a bit higher tbh, but i guess solid enough placement
2022-01-05 20:07
#96
ropz | 
India psn46
ROPZ MY MAN.....CONGRATS!
2022-01-05 20:07
For me this is first deserved spot in 2021 top 20
2022-01-05 20:08
#99
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Finland 5way
kool
2022-01-05 20:08
#101
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United States GiantDays
good job ropz
2022-01-05 20:08
too low SMH
2022-01-05 20:09
1.17 rayting top#18 rofl top
2022-01-05 20:09
1 reply
1.17 rating in online qualifiers but average in big LAN events especially major. Also small sample size
2022-01-05 21:22
expected
2022-01-05 20:10
#106
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Romania wadd
unlucky
2022-01-05 20:10
I thought he will be in top 10.
2022-01-05 20:11
A lot lower than expected
2022-01-05 20:11
#109
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China $harlen
Naf won’t be on the list then
2022-01-05 20:11
1 reply
#126
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United States hondayzx
naf better stats than elige who got 19, will likely be 16
2022-01-05 20:18
Expected
2022-01-05 20:12
#114
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Brazil hugoooo
Waiting for the riot when they announce KSCERATO higher than ropz hahahaha
2022-01-05 20:14
unexpected. Thought he will make it to top 10
2022-01-05 20:15
" I believe we might be one of the least successful teams this year in history to produce top 20 players" frozen confirmed?
2022-01-05 20:15
1 reply
#206
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Czech Republic PaYaB
*acor
2022-01-05 21:39
not deserved he deserve out of top 20
2022-01-05 20:16
2 replies
7th best player. Hate more.
2022-01-05 22:58
1 reply
overrated
2022-01-06 00:14
#120
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Poland dejmanOOO
nice, deserved, skilled player
2022-01-05 20:17
#121
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Argentina Willy_CV
wtf
2022-01-05 20:17
#122
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United States hondayzx
unexpectedly low
2022-01-05 20:17
those last 2 tournaments really hurt him damn
2022-01-05 20:17
wtf i thought he would be top 15 at least
2022-01-05 20:17
How... he is way too low lol... he got robbed
2022-01-05 20:19
Ropz robbed :/
2022-01-05 20:20
wtfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
2022-01-05 20:21
#135
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Ukraine sargon32
Bullshit tier 2 tournament and not a single significant Evp, do not agree at all
2022-01-05 20:21
>He also had the fewest big matches, only playing one, the EPL S14 playoff loss to NIP so, flashpoint late matches like grand finals, semi finals not counted? right, not big matches, these must have been group ones, my bad
2022-01-05 20:22
7 replies
Big matches means big matches on LAN
2022-01-05 21:23
2 replies
big matches usually refers to playoff matches and epl s14 was online fyi
2022-01-05 21:25
1 reply
Exactly. Hltv prioritizes LAN events over online.
2022-01-05 21:27
#208
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
Its a qualifier without CIS, NA, SA & Oceania teams.
2022-01-05 21:40
3 replies
firstly, not true. it's a separate tournament called "flashpoint 3". the fact that apart from money, rmr points were awarded doesnt make it "qualifier" secondly, it had 5/10 top 10 teams. what difference does their region make? and also all this doesnt even matter. this event was counted towards years rating. it had mvp&evps. but i guess it didnt have playoffs. only groups
2022-01-05 22:04
2 replies
#216
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
rmr events are qualifiers. thats why iem fall also not considered big even when it was lan. also he has only 2 events with more than 1.15 rating for events with mvp/evps.
2022-01-05 22:08
1 reply
"...only being beaten out in the MVP race by teammate frozen, who himself had the best big event of his career." <- also im pretty sure iem fall is a big event and i've no idea what means your last sentence. i honestly dont care how many events he has with 1.15 rating. the only thing im trying to find out is why playoff matches were not considered as playoff matches
2022-01-05 22:21
#137
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Russia mshkoda
deserved, gj
2022-01-05 20:22
top5 player
2022-01-05 20:23
THIS one was pretty deserved!
2022-01-05 20:24
ropz good but not best, JW best.
2022-01-05 20:24
deserved... stat padding and losing doesnt get you top 10
2022-01-05 20:24
1 reply
+1
2022-01-05 21:23
should of been higher
2022-01-05 20:24
it wasn't fun seeing '-MOUZ +MOUZ NXT axaxaxaxa
2022-01-05 20:25
1 reply
It's not fun it's needed lul
2022-01-05 21:16
#144
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Ukraine sargon32
Not a single game against the top 5, what is he even doing here?
2022-01-05 20:25
nice !
2022-01-05 20:28
breaking news : according to a report from hltv.org, ropz is only slightly better than broky
2022-01-05 20:29
holy he's real low edit: also does this mean frozen is above him? i think so
2022-01-05 20:31
3 replies
No, Frozen will be again listed somewhere between 21-25.
2022-01-05 20:46
2 replies
Which would be above? 🤷‍♂️
2022-01-05 22:59
1 reply
Honestly, if he didn't make it to TOP 20, I think he is the number 21.
2022-01-06 13:41
unexpected I guess
2022-01-05 20:31
#150
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Portugal dracø
soon top 10++, but this is deserved for what he did this year with the team he had
2022-01-05 20:31
bait = top 18
2022-01-05 20:34
big tournament playoffs 0 matches nt baiter
2022-01-05 20:35
#153
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Russia ToughGuy
made 0 playoffs in big events, stat padded stats against tier2 teams by baiting his team = #18
2022-01-05 20:36
deserved more, i want frozen on this list, the kid deserves
2022-01-05 20:38
#156
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Finland OttoRocks
this is some early april fools list, when is the real one coming out? Otherwise europol is on you for robbery most heinous of ropz. Only thing here is to see that who gets even bigger shaft, when broky and elige even get spots. STOP THE STUNT! INSIDE JOKE GONE TOO FAR!
2022-01-05 20:40
1 reply
+1
2022-01-06 01:02
expected
2022-01-05 20:50
should be under 15 at LEAST lol come on
2022-01-05 21:05
What's under his eye?
2022-01-05 21:06
what a joke
2022-01-05 21:11
Awful year for Mouz, hopefully Faze will rise again with him
2022-01-05 21:12
hltv are you serious?
2022-01-05 21:17
Expected ez
2022-01-05 21:18
Robbed
2022-01-05 21:19
should have been at 15 then no one could have complained
2022-01-05 21:25
People here in the comments saying ropz was top7 rating yet got rabked #18 should have also advocated for BNTET to be on all HLTV top20 rankings on those years he spent on TYLOO. Dude had good stats but almost only faced mediocre opposition. People forgot that MOUZ was super underwhelming this year and barely faced the top tier teams and players since they were getting mauled even on group stages. HLTV reasoning(low rating on elite events) is more than enough to justify his position
2022-01-05 21:31
1 reply
#205
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Finland OttoRocks
nice crisis management hltv and nice acco, not obvious at all... with that reasoning explain broky and elige on the list then.
2022-01-05 21:38
#202
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Netherlands wesbvb
Ropzed!!
2022-01-05 21:30
kscerato top10 yeeeeeeeeeeahhhhhhhhhhh
2022-01-05 21:31
#204
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Germany Teztyment
I'm ok with this. Definitely better than EliGE
2022-01-05 21:34
Tarik is atleast top 17 let's go guys
2022-01-05 21:39
1 reply
yes, maybe top16, shroud top15
2022-01-05 23:30
#209
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Ukraine d3adLY
WHAT??? how, he has 1 match in big events play-off...
2022-01-05 21:41
man thats disappointing
2022-01-05 21:51
Top7 at least.
2022-01-05 21:53
based ropz top 15 minimum
2022-01-05 21:57
based
2022-01-05 22:00
#214
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Brazil arsenicBR
frozen top 20 confirmed
2022-01-05 22:02
tbh i expected him to be #7 or 8
2022-01-05 22:10
wtf?!
2022-01-05 22:11
18? he should be at least 15
2022-01-05 22:12
1 reply
+1
2022-01-06 01:01
Some retards wrote that he is top 10 😄😄
2022-01-05 22:12
1 reply
#231
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Finland Matiaz
He could be easily in top 10 if his team wouldve played better. But the 18th place is right call sadly.
2022-01-05 22:41
Way too low. He should be above KSCERATO, frozen, blameF, huNter,
2022-01-05 22:14
5 replies
#228
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North America BoDaddy
On no planet should he be above BlameF or Hunter
2022-01-05 22:23
4 replies
LUL should be above huNter for sure and BaitF is debatable too ( not sure about his stats before switching to Astralis this year ) He is much better than both though and will prove it in 2022 now that he has a good team. Will be back in top 10 EZ and imo contend for top 5 if FaZe steps up
2022-01-06 01:01
3 replies
#282
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North America BoDaddy
Doesn’t fking matter who is better. Matters who had better STATS and PLACEMENTS. Which BlameF had better stats and hunter had similar stats with way better team placements. Take your bias hate somewhere else kid. You look like a 🤡
2022-01-06 04:39
2 replies
Stfu clown, placements have been said to be close to irrelevant many times, this is an individual rankings. Having a strong team already helps your stats and EVP options enough without having to add the placements which would basically taking the same things in consideration twice. Hunter had an average year and what did blame win?
2022-01-06 18:07
1 reply
#315
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North America BoDaddy
absolute moron, there's a reason what you think should've happened DIDNT happen. Idiot
2022-01-06 21:21
#224
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Finland AliSabid
gz mens! even tho way too low here..
2022-01-05 22:20
Hmm, only 18th?? I figured at least he would be 13-14.
2022-01-05 22:21
#227
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North America BoDaddy
Incoming salty faze fans
2022-01-05 22:22
I had him on 15, gg.
2022-01-05 22:25
ok i usually say ropz a bit overrated with sick aim, but this is robbery with try to make scandalous top 20 like last year puting s1mple god below his king throne, anyway i lowkey agree with lowering ropz position because he just play for stats not for team win, like s1mple showed this year what teamplay is he gave up stats at all still scored good, zywoo went also ropzicle way to rob some good players of top 2 spot anyway thx for reading good luck.
2022-01-05 22:46
1 reply
" ZywOo went ropzicle " LUL You should actually watch Vitality matches before talking nonsense. ZywOo is the least baiting player of the superstars by far.
2022-01-06 00:59
deserved
2022-01-05 22:48
lul
2022-01-05 23:07
Way too high with 0 playoffs in LAN tourneys, 0 playoffs wins even in Online 1 win on RMR which is tier 2 tournament, but is it worth to rate him so much this year.. In 2018 HLTV put all of Astralis members in top20, I can blame them for being biased cuz HLTV has common owners with Astralis.. but cmon Perfecto deserved this place more than ropz
2022-01-05 23:16
Frozen > Ropz in 2021, but okey hltv
2022-01-05 23:29
Wtf, should he be higher? Robbed
2022-01-05 23:36
1 reply
This ranking is an embarassement so far
2022-01-06 00:58
Lul. Wtf, HLTV???
2022-01-05 23:47
lol really?
2022-01-05 23:48
Makes sense, he has not been that good last year, hopefully top 10 again this year or maybe even top 5
2022-01-06 00:03
They call him baiter yet his 1st kill sstats say smth else :D
2022-01-06 00:38
1 playoff map KEKW
2022-01-06 00:42
Broky #20 and EliGE #19 but ropz only #18 ??? What an effing joke this ranking is ... If NAF or even worse Twistzz are ranked above him this will be an utter joke
2022-01-06 00:57
Deserved
2022-01-06 01:53
gj! still sad for not + monesy :((
2022-01-06 02:04
undeserved af, botting whole year
2022-01-06 02:05
1 reply
+1 deserved top30-50
2022-01-06 02:36
ropz > EliGE??!?!? No way! I dont like EliGe, but #19 place wtf))) rops #18 damn unbelieveble
2022-01-06 02:35
Ropz 18?????????? are u kiddings me...
2022-01-06 05:07
great player, bad team, feelsbad for ropz, hopefully he can show his true potential on faze this year.
2022-01-06 05:57
Tbh, good for him to even make it this year. Mouz had a terrible year going out of groups left and right and losing the only playoff match they had, excluding Flashpoint, obviously, but as they did literally nothing for the rest of the year, it's safe to assume it was a fluke.
2022-01-06 06:04
Ropz overrated, deserved
2022-01-06 06:17
underrated indeed. now mouz disband soon
2022-01-06 06:49
I think s0mple has no chance to get into top 20 now, i would say it was obvious since broky anouncement
2022-01-06 11:13
TİER 2 PLAYER
2022-01-06 16:16
frozen/twistzzz #17
2022-01-06 16:43
Robbed by Mouz. Easy top 10 player.
2022-01-06 16:45
when ropz ist not top10 either your rating system sucks or your ranking or both
2022-01-06 17:56
sadge for ropzie one of the best aimers to rank just 18!
2022-01-06 19:36
the kid deserved better. at least top 10.
2022-01-06 23:18
Good player, but not even in top100 this year!
2022-01-07 11:47
botz
2022-01-07 13:35
so ppl was excited abouth 18th player that will make faze top 1 team xddddddddddddddddddd
2022-01-07 21:05
XCDDDDDDDD
2022-01-10 10:58
ONLY 18?? kk ;)
2022-01-12 16:24
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