Top 20 players of 2021: huNter- (12)

Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač comes in at No. 12 of the Top 20 players of 2021 ranking, powered by GG.BET, on the back of his elite fragging ability and several award-worthy performances at the year's biggest events.

Top 20 players of 2021: Introduction

Having recently turned 26, huNter- has been making the rounds in the competitive Counter-Strike scene for much longer than many people might realize. While his CS:GO background only dates back to 2015, years before that he played on the Balkan scene in CS 1.6 at a young age, but the switch to the new game saw him take a sabbatical. It was none other than his cousin and now teammate Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač who brought him back and persuaded him to give CS:GO a real shot, and from there it didn't take long for huNter- to come up through the ranks with teams such as GamePub and iNation alongside the likes of Nestor "⁠LETN1⁠" Tanić and Luka "⁠emi⁠" Vuković.

It was under Binary Dragons and later Valiance that the team started to appear more on the international scene once they were able to go full-time in 2017, and that's when huNter- himself began to garner some notoriety, with many people taking notice of the shared last name with his cousin as well as the talent. In 2018, under the latter banner he got his first taste of playing in an English-speaking roster when Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković, Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas, and Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo were brought in, and it was this core that went on to find success throughout 2019.

huNter-'s CR4ZY just barely missed out on the playoffs in his Major debut in 2019

With the organization rebranding to CR4ZY in the meantime, the European mixture worked their way up with solid placings at the second tier and made it to the second stage of the StarLadder Major while huNter- continued to impress in what amounted to the biggest milestone of his career up until that point. Seeing the undeniable talent, G2 brought on the Bosnian and nexa shortly after that, deciding to move away from their all-French squad.

huNter- didn't take long to warm up to the new project and the tier 1 level after he made the step up, with a great start to 2020 helping him earn the 13th place in the year's Top 20 list as he led the team in their campaign to three runners-up finishes at the first four tournaments, including at IEM Katowice just before the pandemic began. The French-Balkan squad slowed down as the year progressed, but it was far from a tragedy for the Bosnian star — not only did he keep up a solid level, he got to fulfill his lifelong dream of teaming up with cousin NiKo at the end of 2020.

Bosnia and HerzegovinahuNter-
2021 Tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
BLAST Global Final
(5-6th)
0.87 (4th, -10%) 65.9 0.55 0.69 0.77 66.8%
IEM Katowice
(7-8th)
1.16 (2nd, +11%) 78.0 0.74 0.66 1.14 76.2%
ESL Pro League S13
(7-8th)
1.15 (1st, +12%) 86.1 0.79 0.69 1.22 66.7%
DHM Spring
(3-4th)
1.13 (2nd, +10%) 82.4 0.74 0.69 1.09 72.8%
Flashpoint 3
(3rd)
1.09 (3rd, +1%) 78.2 0.72 0.65 1.01 69.7%
IEM Summer
(3-4th)
1.21 (1st, +14%) 87.7 0.79 0.68 1.21 73.9% EVP
BLAST Spring Final
(3rd)
1.12 (2nd, +6%) 78.8 0.73 0.64 1.02 73.3%
IEM Cologne
(2nd)
1.11 (2nd, +6%) 77.7 0.74 0.65 1.12 68.7% EVP
ESL Pro League S14
(21-24th)
0.95 (2nd, 0%) 74.1 0.68 0.75 0.95 63.9%
IEM Fall EU
(6th)
1.30 (1st, +12%) 84.8 0.81 0.60 1.35 76.0% EVP
PGL Major
(2nd)
1.12 (2nd, +1%) 79.2 0.73 0.65 1.14 71.0% EVP
IEM Winter
(3-4th)
1.22 (2nd, +11%) 87.5 0.80 0.64 1.25 72.3% EVP
BLAST World Final
(5-6th)
0.92 (3rd, -4%) 71.9 0.63 0.73 0.98 60.9%
5%+ above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

For huNter- and G2, 2021 began the same way 2020 had closed. It had been a strenuous end to the previous season for the team, who had a difficult decision to make about whom to keep between François "⁠AMANEK⁠" Delaunay and Audric "⁠JACKZ⁠" Jug to make room for NiKo, in the end opting for the former to stay for 2021.

Amid some personal issues, huNter- had an underwhelming run of form towards the end of the year that ended up bleeding over into 2021. At the BLAST Premier Global Final, the 26-year-old averaged a measly 0.87 rating across eight maps to kick off the new year on a bad note, with the European team exiting the event in 5th-6th place as they suffered losses to both of the eventual finalists in Astralis and Natus Vincere.

"I had some personal issues and my wife and I were going through a tough period, it was hard to stay focused on CS:GO just during that period. I was proud of myself because I didn't give up at that point, I kept working, and of course with the help of my teammates and family I got back on track very quickly."

"I wanted to get back on track as soon as possible after playing 2 bad events and it wasn't easy, but I did it."

The Bosnian quickly recovered from the brief slump, but G2 continued to struggle to make it deep at tournaments for the first two months of the year. A failure in the BLAST Premier Spring Groups and a top-eight finish at IEM Katowice, featuring the cousin duo at the top of the board, were a far cry from the results the team aimed for with their new superstar player, and this led to another change in the French-Balkan camp.

This time, Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub was on the chopping block and in came JACKZ once again much to the delight of huNter-, who had grown close to the gleeful Frenchman both on and off the server. The removal of the AWPer created new issues inside G2, with NiKo first taking on the sniper duties before AMANEK stepped up to the plate to fulfill the role, but despite that their results took a turn for the better almost immediately.

"JaCkz is someone who means a lot to the team. When I signed for G2, in the first few months, although JaCkz didn't speak such good English, we were even roommates, I could see what kind of person he is and how positively he affected all the people on the team, including the manager and coach, and especially teammates. When the team decided to replace JaCkz, it was very difficult for me to enter TeamSpeak and not hear his voice, his jokes and being at the bootcamp without him was something unthinkable. He is someone who means a lot to our team, inside and especially outside of the game. Team chemistry with him and without him is a big difference.

Lineup changes and role swaps plagued G2 at the beginning of the year

"At that point, when we decided to bring JaCkz back, we didn't have a choice to have a new player, we needed to work with what we have and NiKo was the only one who was playing AWP in some maps for FaZe Clan back then, even mousesports, and we all decided to try him AWPing because we thought it was best for the team at the time. NiKo didn't show the best, best stats, but he was doing good as well with the AWP at this period and we improved a lot as a team and we started to play better.

"Then later we recognized that we should give a chance to AmaNEk to AWP, because his wish at some point in his career was to try playing AWP, and he did amazing job for the team, and NiKo having the rifle back was big improvement for us. AmaNEk is really great teammate and human being. Since I joined G2 he played almost all roles in the team without saying a thing, he just wanted to succeed as a team and he didn't care about anything else. I respect and love him a lot."

Another top-eight finished followed at ESL Pro League Season 13, where huNter- was the highest-rated player of the team as he recorded solid numbers across the board, in particular standing out as one of the best damage-dealers at the event (86.1 ADR, #5). Successful runs in the BLAST Premier Showdown and the IEM Summer closed qualifier after that meant that G2 had plenty to play in the next few months and take full advantage of their upswing in form, which would go on to see them place at least in the top four at the next five tournaments.

The successful run began at DreamHack Masters Spring, where G2 beat everyone other than the world's best team Gambit at the time en route to their first deep run of the year. Third place at Flashpoint 3 came next as huNter- played a key role leading up to and including the team's narrow victory against Ninjas in Pyjamas, before falling off in the upper final against MOUZ and in the consolidation final rematch against the Swedes.

The two biggest CIS teams had been a thorn in G2's side throughout the whole year, and it was perhaps most apparent in the period leading up to the summer break, when huNter- and company always made it past the groups unscathed before falling at the hands of one of them. At IEM Summer, it was once again Gambit who stopped nexa and company from reaching the title decider, while at BLAST Premier Fall Final the following week Natus Vincere put a halt to their campaign in the semi-finals in what was the first of several close series between G2 and Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev's team in 2021.

The next came when competition returned to LAN for the first time in almost a year and a half at IEM Cologne. In Germany, after passing through groups G2 finally beat Gambit after months of struggles against the Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov-led side, and they squeezed past a surprisingly strong-looking Astralis, only to fall short once again when facing Natus Vincere in their first grand final appearance of the year.

"Of course, LAN is something that makes a huge difference. Not just for us, but for many other teams as well. Also, LAN makes a difference for teams that played very well online and won some tournaments in that online era. All these teams want to play LAN and prove that they can do all the same on LAN and that's why LAN has a special charm and will always play a different CS:GO on LAN compared to online, which in my opinion is a huge, huge difference, literally a different game."

huNter- earned one of his three Elite-event EVPs after helping G2 reach their first grand final of the year at IEM Cologne

Although titles continued to elude G2, the consistency with which the new constellation made it far was at the very least a step in the right direction. During that time, huNter- was there every step of the way as one of the team's two main stars alongside NiKo, sometimes even being able to outdo his superstar cousin, such as when he claimed his first of two EVPs in this period at IEM Summer.

Everything changed when the squad returned from the summer break, however. ESL Pro League Season 14 ended in disaster for G2 as they went 0-5 in their group, losing even to a SINNERS team who were competing in their first tier-one tournament and a Complexity lineup playing with a stand-in. Only NiKo turned up individually while the rest of the roster fell off a cliff, with huNter- putting up a sub-par 0.95 rating across 13 maps.

"We did not start preparations on time, due to some problems of individuals. Some players moved and did not receive conditions on time in the new apartment (internet, computer, etc.). Because of all this, we needed to start our preparation a week later and it was really, really tough to catch up with other teams, even in practice at this period. But honestly, for 0-5, no excuses anyway (laughs). After that, we had a bootcamp immediately and everything started to be better for us."

The Bosnian was back in decent form afterwards, but the rest of the team's individual woes still plagued them. G2 failed to qualify for the BLAST Fall Final either through the Groups or the Showdown, with the latter even seeing them concede a map to Lynn Vision and a best-of-three series to MAD Lions. A shaky run to sixth place at IEM Fall was the highlight of the first three months of the new season for the French-Balkan roster as well as individually for huNter-, who secured his third EVP of the year in the Regional Major Ranking event on the back of his best showing of the year statistically, putting up fantastic numbers such as a 1.30 rating (#3 at the event) and 76.0% KAST (#4).

Though far from impressive, the IEM Fall campaign was good enough to ensure G2 a Legends spot at PGL Major Stockholm, where they would return just a few weeks later and turn up in perhaps their best form yet.

With NiKo in particularly terrifying shape and huNter- joining him with standout performances in the Legends Stage, the European side swept through the first phase of the Major with convincing victories over Copenhagen Flames, FaZe, and Entropiq without losing a single map. Playing in front of a big crowd for the first time ever did little to slow down the Bosnian; if anything it brought out a new side of him as he added a solid series to his name in another landslide victory over crowd favorites Ninjas in Pyjamas.

Truly tested for the first time at the event, G2 fended off a scary Heroic team in a deciding overtime battle in the semi-finals and looked to challenge Natus Vincere yet again, but their 2021 nemesis proved too strong to handle once more. Despite having a 14-7 and later a 15-10 lead on Nuke, huNter-'s team couldn't bring themselves over the finish line, as NAVI pulled off yet another narrow win over the European squad to secure the Major title.

"The whole PGL Major event is the best memory from 2021. The first time in front of the crowd, first Major after more than 2 years, a lot of people around, first Major for me in G2, first Major with NiKo. So, everything was really great. But if I need to choose one, it was when we won against Heroic in semis, that winning moment was something that I will always remember."

As a key player in the groups and a consistent performer in the playoffs, huNter- earned an EVP mention from the biggest tournament of the year, his fourth, and there was one more still to come despite rumors of imminent changes beginning to circle G2 after the Major and nexa being sidelined from one of the last two events.

kennyS stepped back into the roster at IEM Winter due to the Serbian's visa issues, and despite roles being all over the place with the loss of the in-game leader and change of AWPer, G2 pulled out one more deep run spearheaded by the Kovač duo. With close wins over TYLOO, Liquid, and Vitality in the group stage, they made it straight to the semi-finals, where another close encounter didn't go their way this time as a Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz-less Ninjas in Pyjamas edged them out.

"After the Major, our practice was going really well. We didn't think too much about changing, we were focused to do our best until the end of the year. After we recognized that we will need to play without nexa one or maybe two events, it was really hard for us, because we were doing really good, as I said, and plus playing without our IGL wasn't easy to deal with.

Playing in front of a big arena crowd brought out a new side of huNter-

"Then we called Kenny back to play for us and again asking AmaNEk to swap the role and give AWP to Kenny. Most of the maps NiKo was calling, I was calling some, AmaNEk as well, and it was hard for all of us, but we were all happy that Kenny got one more well-deserved chance to get back in CS, and I hope he will get a chance to play competitive CS again. We did okay at IEM Winter under all these circumstances, but we knew at the end that we could've done better."

nexa managed to return in time for the final event of the year at the BLAST World Final, but by then it seemed that the team had run out of steam. It was almost poetic that it was Natus Vincere who sent them off into the break with another series to try to forget, as G2 fell to them again in the second round of the lower bracket, while huNter- recorded a sub-par 0.92 rating at the event to finish the year the same way it began — with a tough individual showing coming amidst changes in the team.

"Honestly, it's never frustrating for me when I lose against a better opponent, and NAVI was better every time they played against us, and they are the best team in the world without any doubts. We had our chances in all games we lost against them, even in the Cologne 0-3 we played some close maps. The Major final, I'm a bit sorry for this loss because we had them on Nuke and the third map was Mirage, so I think we had our chance, but NAVI deserved it more. We just need to learn from 2021 in games against them, because you can learn a lot of things when you play against them and watch the game after and try to improve and do better in 2022."

Why was huNter- the 12th best player of 2021?

Coming in at No. 12, huNter- makes a second consecutive appearance on the list, improving from the 13th spot he earned in his first full year in the tier-one scene in 2020.

The Bosnian star's exceptionally strong fragging throughout the year helped him stand out and make the Top 20 this time, as he averaged the 5th most rounds with a multi-kill (19.1%) and the 10th most kills per round overall (0.74) in 2021. He managed to keep up these numbers across 179 maps in notable events and 82 against top 10 opposition, a significantly larger number when compared to players who have made the top 20 so far.

Five EVPs and elite-level fragging made huNter- stand out

What mainly set him apart from the players below him were the peak performances that earned him five EVP nods in total — three at Elite events in IEM Cologne, the PGL Major, and IEM Winter —, making him the player with the most awards out of those featured on the list so far. Lastly, another factor that made huNter- appear this high on the list and also went a long way in helping him secure the aforementioned awards was his great play when the stakes were highest in the Big matches, in which he averaged a 1.09 rating (#11) over 46 maps.

On the other hand, the two poor BLAST events on either end of the year and ESL Pro League Season 14 held him back from making up a few more places, along with having the lowest rating against top 10 teams (1.05) amongst all players on the list.

"I don't have any personal goals for 2022. I just want to win some trophies with the team and everything else will come itself. I want to help the team with everything I can to lift some trophies. Expectations, we didn't talk as a team about what we can expect, but our bootcamp is starting soon and, for sure, we will talk and see what we can expect from each other and what you can expect from G2 in 2022. But one thing I can promise is that I will give my best like I was always doing, and everything else we'll see."

Bold prediction by GG.BET

huNter- unsurprisingly picked his newest teammate, Ilya "⁠m0NESY⁠" Osipov, for his bold prediction. The 16-year-old Russian AWPer has earned the nod twice before from players featuring on the Top 20 list, after Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund and Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer tipped the former NAVI Junior star to make it big in the future as well.

"My future teammate, amazing talent, only 16 years old," huNter- said. "He will have a chance to compete in all tier 1 events this year and we will help him to secure his spot in top 20 in 2022 without any pressure. I'm just looking forward to seeing what this guy will do and how he will act and on this occasion I officially welcome him!"


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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Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1389
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
France François 'AMANEK' Delaunay
François 'AMANEK' Delaunay
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1204
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
821
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
806
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
France Audric 'JACKZ' Jug
Audric 'JACKZ' Jug
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1010
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1552
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Russia Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1793
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
29
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1067
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' Tanić
Nestor 'LETN1' Tanić
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1111
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
765
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
Ukraine Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1491
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1852
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
#1
jabbi | 
Brazil falmes
Congratulations Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard!
2022-01-11 20:00
20 replies
Nt!
2022-01-11 20:00
16 replies
he was close
2022-01-11 20:01
15 replies
close from getting benched
2022-01-11 20:23
14 replies
#104
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Ukraine Chrisjkk
imagine this bot getting a spot in top 20, he is so bad, literally cant get kills without jackz baiting for him, such a shame, he should just retire already and stop stealing paychecks from g2
2022-01-11 20:44
13 replies
speaking of stealing G2's paychecks, Aleksib will be the master of that. Zero accomplishments incoming and if he doesnt get the boot in under 6 months I'll be surprised. I'm pretty sure NiKo won't like playing 4vs5 every match because Aleksib is just that bad.
2022-01-11 21:25
12 replies
flag chec... oh wait
2022-01-11 21:38
5 replies
Seems to be a split community up there in Finland, love or hate him, one of the two
2022-01-11 23:56
4 replies
yes
2022-01-12 08:53
#201
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Finland FneXie
yes
2022-01-12 09:02
2 replies
choose your side?
2022-01-12 11:09
1 reply
#210
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Finland FneXie
love him
2022-01-12 12:19
Niko can still play 4v5 if he has to tho, I mean he played with KennyS for most of 2020
2022-01-11 22:36
Cope
2022-01-11 23:13
Swap would mean they could probaly reverse it again
2022-01-11 23:55
kind of true, aleksi dont have any glaive like leadership and is pretty much medicore player. but might be just what g2 needs, they have more than enough firepower. but if he fails its pretty much end of his career.
2022-01-12 03:05
1 reply
Have you played in a same team with aleksi or glaive? If not, you can't really know how they interact with their teammates during a match.
2022-01-12 05:39
Bold, but kinda true sadly I think nexa is a better fit for g2
2022-01-12 06:44
#29
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India aR__
nt jabbi lol
2022-01-11 20:00
Nt!
2022-01-11 20:01
NT!!!
2022-01-11 21:40
#2
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India aR__
Deserved!
2022-01-11 20:00
1 reply
2022-01-11 22:57
#3
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Portugal cyn1cal
I KNEW IT! AHAHA EZ DESERVED
2022-01-11 20:00
7 replies
Deserved ? Tarik robbed once again ...
2022-01-12 00:47
You’re just happy that your country again places device top 10
2022-01-12 01:06
5 replies
#172
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Portugal cyn1cal
device is portuguese now na brain
2022-01-12 01:38
4 replies
Sorry, I go by parent’s ethnicity
2022-01-12 02:14
He said "your country places ...", so I think he meant HLTV, not Dev1ce. And obviously HLTV is Danish, unlike Dev1ce, who is now Swedish.
2022-01-12 13:37
2 replies
#226
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Portugal cyn1cal
bro he assumed im danish
2022-01-12 18:05
1 reply
You're from the EU, there's no functional difference. We're all brothers here. But indeed it was short-sighted of him to assume your nationality/identity/ethnicity like that.
2022-01-12 23:11
Blamef
2022-01-11 20:00
Told ya
2022-01-11 20:00
#6
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United States Bernie8817
Knew it lol
2022-01-11 20:00
expected
2022-01-11 20:00
Hit... , i was right
2022-01-11 20:01
congrats to hunter!
2022-01-11 20:00
1 reply
#139
CSO | 
Brazil Brades
w
2022-01-11 22:26
Expected
2022-01-11 20:00
OPEN YOUR WINE IT’S JAME TIME!
2022-01-11 20:00
1 reply
nevermind
2022-01-11 20:00
#13
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Ukraine d3adLY
expected
2022-01-11 20:00
grats
2022-01-11 20:00
Lol
2022-01-11 20:00
#16
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Europe SanitySP
nice
2022-01-11 20:00
Nice
2022-01-11 20:00
lolhhhhahaha
2022-01-11 20:00
2022-01-11 20:02
deserved
2022-01-11 20:00
better than bot jame.
2022-01-11 20:00
5 replies
God Jesus Jame Jesus God
2022-01-11 20:03
#65
Jame | 
France masnoi
hunter - 0.67 dpr jame - 0.53 dpr ???
2022-01-11 20:05
3 replies
jame save all the time !!!!
2022-01-11 21:02
Jame has something like 0,38 dpr if I'm not mistaken. 0,53 seems like Shiro numbers.
2022-01-11 21:11
Proof of inflated stats as expected.
2022-01-11 21:48
ez
2022-01-11 20:00
unluko
2022-01-11 20:01
#24
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Peru TenoriPEEK
faze new major winner
2022-01-11 20:00
#25
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United States JonBeans
ok
2022-01-11 20:00
Gg
2022-01-11 20:00
The better kovac
2022-01-11 20:00
#30
REZ | 
Trinidad and Tobago r41
so rez top 11 pog
2022-01-11 20:00
5 replies
Rez didn’t make it LOL
2022-01-11 20:01
#88
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United States 3manu3l
too inconsistent this year
2022-01-11 20:19
who
2022-01-11 22:27
#142
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Turkey drovious
he deserved to be 18-20 but sadly not 11 :(
2022-01-11 22:34
1 reply
cope?
2022-01-12 13:24
Damn I picked Jame
2022-01-11 20:00
congrats
2022-01-11 20:00
lol
2022-01-11 20:00
POGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG gg hunter now b1t 1 more spot closer to top 10
2022-01-11 20:01
#36
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
expected
2022-01-11 20:01
expected
2022-01-11 20:01
#38
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Romania sikos5
gg
2022-01-11 20:01
#39
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Ukraine kFocus7
niko 7
2022-01-11 20:01
2 replies
4
2022-01-11 20:02
1 reply
3
2022-01-12 06:33
Huter 12... hltv, how much?
2022-01-11 20:01
1 reply
Yeah sh1ro should've been 12 ☺️👍
2022-01-11 20:52
congratz
2022-01-11 20:01
deserved!
2022-01-11 20:01
Undeserved
2022-01-11 20:01
1 reply
+1
2022-01-11 21:51
WOW THESE PREDICTIONS ARE SOOOOO BOLD
2022-01-11 20:01
1 reply
Well HLTV forces picks of those under 20. Also, politics. So my “bold prediction” is NiKo will pick him as well.
2022-01-12 01:12
#47
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Europe tete4761
Deserved and expected, solid rifler with good impact!
2022-01-11 20:01
gz
2022-01-11 20:01
Pog
2022-01-11 20:01
HUNTERRRRRRRRRRRRRR GONNA KILL US ALLL!!!!! LEGEND! DESERVED
2022-01-11 20:01
#51
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United States f1nessd
rip i put jame because of the other hltv bums
2022-01-11 20:02
expected
2022-01-11 20:02
the only good kovac
2022-01-11 20:02
#55
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Poland paputekk
bosnianio
2022-01-11 20:02
2 replies
cringe mate
2022-01-11 21:51
1 reply
#141
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Poland paputekk
???? wtf
2022-01-11 22:28
#57
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
EZ FOR BOSNIA
2022-01-11 20:03
frozen robbed
2022-01-11 20:04
4 replies
shut the fuck up with that fraud from mouzsport even ropz shoulnt be in the top 20
2022-01-11 20:14
3 replies
I was joking man, just chill and go get some therapy. Love!
2022-01-11 20:17
2 replies
ty dude, sry
2022-01-11 20:19
1 reply
np
2022-01-11 20:25
#59
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United States GiantDays
good job hunter-
2022-01-11 20:04
#60
 | 
Brazil Brunoow13
WTF CRINGE
2022-01-11 20:04
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2022-01-11 20:04
Deserved
2022-01-11 20:05
hunter has a wife?
2022-01-11 20:05
1 reply
ikr, thats the biggest suprise for me
2022-01-11 20:14
unexpected
2022-01-11 20:05
DESERVED, GOD HUNTER
2022-01-11 20:05
good pick, but frozen still robbed : (
2022-01-11 20:05
1 reply
Frozen robbed himself for not being consistant enough... 😐😐😐
2022-01-11 20:53
#69
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Canada dAnk7
STOP PICKING MONESY PLEASE FUCK
2022-01-11 20:06
2 replies
its defenetly not BOLD prediction
2022-01-11 20:41
#119
 | 
North America BoDaddy
WHY DOES IT MATTER. GTFO KID
2022-01-11 21:06
Expected and deserved , very good player
2022-01-11 20:06
#71
 | 
Sweden KennyKEX
huh
2022-01-11 20:06
Top 10
2022-01-11 20:06
bruh how is jame higher than hunter, b1t is next im assuming...
2022-01-11 20:07
5 replies
Looks like b1t #11 and Jame #10
2022-01-11 20:21
4 replies
cant imagine device being higher than both tbh, 1.00 big event playoff rating, 1.03 against top5
2022-01-11 20:27
3 replies
Agree ... But looks like he's gonna be top 6 or 7 ...
2022-01-11 20:56
2 replies
No fucking way.
2022-01-11 21:43
device is no higher than 10th… him, yekindar, b1t, and jame are the next 4 spots
2022-01-12 02:42
#74
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Finland AliSabid
Grats!
2022-01-11 20:08
beast
2022-01-11 20:09
balkan power
2022-01-11 20:10
#77
 | 
Ukraine sargon32
Thought it would be higher than Jame and Yekindar
2022-01-11 20:10
#78
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Poland dejmanOOO
Hunter big bot and hes 12 XDD lmao this top is a joke
2022-01-11 20:10
3 replies
stupid bait
2022-01-11 20:49
2 replies
#153
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Poland dejmanOOO
its true so low rating and hes top12, joke
2022-01-11 23:27
1 reply
try harder
2022-01-12 14:00
s1mple.ZywOo,device,niko,ax1le.sh1ro,hobbit,jame,yekinder,b1t,electronic, are left
2022-01-11 20:10
2 replies
so cadian and rez won't make it?
2022-01-12 10:01
1 reply
nah bro, not even possible
2022-01-13 20:08
#80
 | 
Australia thisba!tes
m0nesy will plays in friendly atmosphere:3
2022-01-11 20:11
Expected, congrats!
2022-01-11 20:12
All of these pros sayin m0nesy as bold prediction is like me looking up and sayin sky is blue.0 effort.
2022-01-11 20:13
Expected
2022-01-11 20:17
MFS ITS CALLED BOLD PREDICTION STOP PICKING M0NESY
2022-01-11 20:17
4 replies
m0nesy is his teammate, he has an excuse to pick him
2022-01-11 20:43
#103
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Czech Republic Evis1337
It's bold cuz he knows he's unproven bot
2022-01-11 20:44
2 replies
stfu bot
2022-01-11 20:48
1 reply
#204
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Czech Republic Evis1337
lmao he literally picked him as bold prediction. cry is free
2022-01-12 09:37
Congrats! Well deserved
2022-01-11 20:28
#95
 | 
Romania wadd
Expected
2022-01-11 20:28
Pog
2022-01-11 20:31
#97
 | 
Denmark slacking
overrated player
2022-01-11 20:32
Who
2022-01-11 20:35
YEEWQDAS
2022-01-11 20:40
#102
 | 
Czech Republic Evis1337
Robbed
2022-01-11 20:43
hltv.org/stats/players/compare/15631/ksc.. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-01-11 20:46
8 replies
14 vs 42 maps
2022-01-11 20:56
2 replies
so...? if hazard plays more matches than cr7 and messi does that mean he's better?
2022-01-12 14:04
1 reply
Well degster should be higher that Zywoo,NiKo and sh1ro then (according to your logic) hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2021-01.. hltv.org/stats/players/compare/17306/deg..
2022-01-12 14:13
Hunter has 3 times more maps played ☺️👍
2022-01-11 20:57
1 reply
2022-01-12 14:04
Kscerato shouldn't even be on the list.
2022-01-11 21:53
2 replies
0/8
2022-01-12 14:04
1 reply
Sucks to hear the truth I guess.
2022-01-12 15:47
#109
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina sqmke
Deserved EZ Clap
2022-01-11 20:52
well deserved kinggg
2022-01-11 20:52
Deserved
2022-01-11 20:57
expected
2022-01-11 20:57
#118
 | 
North America BoDaddy
Should’ve been Jame
2022-01-11 21:05
2 replies
#120
 | 
Kazakhstan oscar9992
Nah. Baiter doesn't deserve to be in Top 12.
2022-01-11 21:10
1 reply
but it means he'll be in top11
2022-01-11 22:52
Deserved! Go Nemanja!
2022-01-11 21:18
#123
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
Poggers deserved Lets go nemanja your country and whole balkan is proud
2022-01-11 21:24
good player.
2022-01-11 21:27
good player
2022-01-11 21:30
Well Deserved
2022-01-11 21:44
unexpected for this bot
2022-01-11 21:51
Deserved, next year top 3! (Top 1 niko top 2 m0nesy)
2022-01-11 22:09
The most deserved spot based on what we had before
2022-01-11 22:16
Hunter god
2022-01-11 22:40
Surely HLTV isn't retarded enough to put Device in the top 10
2022-01-11 22:46
1 reply
#205
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Czech Republic Evis1337
they will lol. they have to.
2022-01-12 09:38
hot and skilled, fuck me please hunter
2022-01-11 22:47
#149
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Sweden dogtown
pretty sick he wins 1 tournament for a whole year and is 12 in the world, just shows how fkn sht his team was.
2022-01-11 22:59
4 replies
Except niko… and others had their movements too… navi was strong this year
2022-01-11 23:54
The skill ceiling has decreased alot, considering these new players. Niko was ranked #11 in 2016 and he was a god already.
2022-01-12 01:13
2 replies
Maybe he was ranked as 11th because he played in a team that achieved nothing but not because he was actually worse mechanically than most 10 players?
2022-01-12 03:43
1 reply
#211
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Sweden dogtown
ye facts tbh lol can't be top 10 with 0 trophies
2022-01-12 12:48
Well deserved, congrats bro!
2022-01-11 23:05
bot hunter bot g2
2022-01-11 23:23
#154
emi | 
Serbia bra1np
God player, he will be even better im 2022
2022-01-11 23:32
what a joke.. so much better people ... Like BlameF is top 10.. ezzzzz
2022-01-11 23:32
ah at #12 we have entered the area where players from actual good teams are being picked
2022-01-11 23:44
#157
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Nera1106
EZ for Bosnian pride
2022-01-11 23:52
4 replies
serbian*
2022-01-12 01:33
2 replies
#179
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Nera1106
check flag bye
2022-01-12 03:09
1 reply
Is he completely wrong tho?
2022-01-12 03:40
#206
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Czech Republic Evis1337
nice cope. both niko and hunter are serbian.
2022-01-12 09:39
which place will REZ be?
2022-01-12 00:02
8 replies
He got robbed by HLTV including Kscerato, Elige, NAF for no valid reasons what so ever.
2022-01-12 01:43
2 replies
Rez most incosistent player 1 in tier 1 1 game top frag 2 bottom frag bit flag checks out
2022-01-12 05:30
1 reply
Random clueless person hiding behind European flag, cute!
2022-01-12 08:48
No one from Nip should be in top 20 except device, because first six months of the year Nip was completely bad team, they started to play ok when device come in
2022-01-12 08:29
4 replies
Why are do we have Liquid and Furia players in the ranking then? They have been bad the whole year. NiP played good events without device btw.
2022-01-12 08:50
3 replies
I understand your point of view but those players doing ok the whole year individually not like team and Nip players are not even doing ok in the first six months of the year (individually and like team) but when device come in they started to play good but it's not enough to be in top 20, and REZ is so inconsistent, he's amazing player but he needs to work on this, because you have ropz or elligie and both of them was consistent the whole year and REZ was nowhere and two events he destroy everyone and the again his form drop
2022-01-12 09:06
2 replies
They played good events without device using phzy as a standin. Both Rez and hampus are more deserving of top 20 than any BR/NA player except Twisstz.
2022-01-12 09:29
1 reply
I wouldn't go as far as saying that, but this year's top 20 is definitely rubbish. It's like they are selecting the data they use to put a player in the top 20, no consistency. How do you compare the data when you cherry pick stats or even create stats categories to justify half of these guys rankings..? The top 11-20 is the worst I've even seen I think. Hopefully the top 10 will be less scandalous, as the players there are pretty much a consensus. Wouldn't be surprised to see some WTF place swaps though
2022-01-12 17:12
#162
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Germany Levexx
expected
2022-01-12 00:13
undeserved bot
2022-01-12 00:37
#164
 | 
United States Teztyment
Good job HLTV. huNter actually deserves it.
2022-01-12 00:45
Stop calling ppl bots, retarded kids
2022-01-12 00:55
deserved
2022-01-12 00:56
15.KSCERATO 14.NAF 13.blameF 12.hunter 11.YEKINDAR 10.device 9.blt 8.Jame 7.Axile 6. Hobbit 5.electronic 4. Niko 3.Zywoo 2.shiro 1.simple
2022-01-12 02:01
2 replies
Sources: I made it up
2022-01-12 02:01
Jame #8 ? You are a bit of a VP fan are you ? Russki ??? Yekindar is more impactful than jame. Also no way sh1ro is above ZywOo. The rest of your top 11 order is quite correct though but I wouldn't be surprised to see device ranked higher as this is a danish site
2022-01-12 17:10
He played well this year, slumped towards the end a bit but deserved nonetheless Also a very affable guy.
2022-01-12 03:36
Kind words to ama <3
2022-01-12 03:44
deserved!
2022-01-12 03:50
expected
2022-01-12 04:01
#186
 | 
North America FAZE_ROPZ
not even close to being top 50. this is ridiculous.
2022-01-12 04:32
Lets goooo deserved, pog!!
2022-01-12 05:28
The overlooked Kovac. Deserved and I'm happy for his accomplishment.
2022-01-12 05:42
God hunter, fair enough
2022-01-12 06:13
#194
jks | 
India c1elo
Deserved. POG CHAMP.
2022-01-12 07:01
Blame better stats. dont @ me.
2022-01-12 07:03
Congrats bro!!! So the next 3 spot will be Jame, Yekindar, device and then we have (simple, b1t, electronic, shiro, ax1le, hobbit, niko, zywoo) in some other order.
2022-01-12 08:39
deserved
2022-01-12 09:42
Very nice niko cousin <3
2022-01-12 14:00
Imagine thos idiots who though hunter wouldn't be better than naf or elige Lel
2022-01-12 14:49
undeserved
2022-01-12 16:23
What are " elite events " ? Big matches ??? HLTV creating categories left and right to justify their rankings xD Anything this year to justify these BS rankings, which are the worst I've ever seen here tbh. Completely random, and no consistency on how players are judged, especially with this awful mix of online era and late year LAN's... huNter deserves a top 20 spot but definitely not this high.
2022-01-12 17:08
robbed
2022-01-28 06:25
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