Top 20 players of 2021: sh1ro (4)

Being near-unkillable, one of the most prolific AWPers, and the best clutcher of the year earns Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov the fourth spot in his debut on our top 20 players list.

Top 20 players of 2021: Introduction

sh1ro made his first appearances on HLTV way back in May 2018, playing a string of qualifiers with Russian mixes going by names such as team7, FLuffy Gangsters, and aimg0d. It was clear, even at this early stage, that the young AWPer possessed talent; he racked up solid numbers across these qualifiers, even in defeat, one shining example being a 1.37 rating he achieved in a loss to forZe in the MSI MGA 2018 CIS closed qualifier.

These brief forays into the upper echelons of Counter-Strike were short lived and with an array of different teammates, however by September of 2018 sh1ro, alongside future Gambit teammate Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov, had formed a stable roster going by the name of Vyalie Pitoni, and with this team the Russian began to build some real experience. They took an impressive resume of wins in a range of qualifiers, including a win against Winstrike at the WESG 2018 Russia closed qualifier, and wins against Vega Squadron and Valiance at the DreamHack Open Atalanta 2018 qualifier. They were stopped in this final qualifier by Vitality, with sh1ro posting an impressive 1.23 rating even in defeat. These promising performances earned sh1ro a call from Ivan "⁠F_1N⁠" Kochugov, and a shot to trial for Gambit's academy project.

"It was always fun to play in Vyalie Pitoni. We practiced a lot, played various qualifications, and on one of them we defeated everyone except Team Vitality. At that moment it was my and nafany’s first team experience."

"F_1N called me for a test for Gambit Youngsters. He also chose the other members of the team. After the first training, I was immediately accepted into the team, which already included supra."

After joining Gambit Youngsters he made his debut for the squad in April 2019, at the Copenhagen Games BYOC qualifier, where the lineup immediately showed their potential with a win against GODSENT to make it to the main event. Throughout the rest of 2019 the roster built up valuable experience, and they continued to produce some promising results — they twice beat Winstrike, once at the MSI MGA last chance qualifier, once during LOOT.BET Season 3, and they beat Vega Squadron and most impressively AVANGAR at the CIS Esports Pro Championships. The team managed to win the latter event, with sh1ro posting a 1.48 across 11 maps. The AWPer had already emerged as the clear star for this team, posting insane ratings no matter what the result was. Such was his rapid development that the final event of 2019 for the squad, DreamHack Open Sevilla, was his final event in the red on HLTV to this day.

Copenhagen Games was a solid debut for sh1ro and co.

2020 began in much the same vein, with Gambit Youngsters showing promise and doing well in qualifiers and lower tier competition, but it seemed they had stagnated. The development had faltered, as during this period they hovered around the top 30 in the world, but seemed able to go no further. Towards the middle of the year form began to pick up, and they went on a run of picking up several tier-two event victories – the streak ended up stretching to six wins out of 11 events. sh1ro was vital in all of these, at one point posting four back-to-back event victories where his rating was 1.37 or higher in all.

In the midst of this run, just after the WePlay! Clutch Island event, they picked up Abay "⁠HObbit⁠" Khasenov, a move that would prove to be vital to the team moving forward. Not long after the HObbit move they also became the main Gambit roster, and it became clear that the experience and stable presence of the Kazakh rifler was key in helping them develop; they won a well-attended LOOT.BET Season 8 tournament, beating Virtus.pro in the final. They cruised through their group at IEM New York CIS but fell to Natus Vincere 0-2 in the quarters in a reasonably good showing as they reached double digits on both maps. It was just after this that they hit another streak of good form, ending the year with four event wins out of six, one being a DreamHack Open where they beat Spirit in the final.

"I remember WePlay! Clutch Island well, we really wanted to get out of the group and therefore we prepared a lot. However, we were really disappointed when we didn't manage to do it. In addition, we lost the match against Espada for 5th place. After that, I had a feeling that soon there will be changes in the roster. In the future, this is exactly what happened: the management replaced supra with Hobbit."

"Hobbit has a lot of experience in tier-one tournaments. He passed this experience to us with each subsequent tournament and training session. Abay changed my vision of the game - thanks to him it became much easier for me to play against the best teams in the world. Sometimes in matches we got into critical situations and started to get lost, but Hobbit was always calm and thus helped us get out of this difficult situation."

Russiash1ro
2021 Tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
IEM Katowice
(1st)
1.27 (1st, +11%) 76.4 0.73 0.48 1.16 77.8% MVP
ESL Pro League S13
(2nd)
1.26 (2nd, +8%) 78.3 0.78 0.54 1.22 76.7% EVP
DHM Spring
(2nd)
1.18 (2nd, +6%) 68.9 0.71 0.53 1.17 74.7% EVP
EPIC League CIS
(1st)
1.23 (2nd, +6%) 73.8 0.74 0.50 1.13 76.7% EVP
IEM Summer
(1st)
1.28 (2nd, +13%) 77.0 0.75 0.47 1.14 78.3% EVP
BLAST Spring Final
(1st)
1.23 (1st, +11%) 71.3 0.71 0.50 1.16 77.0% EVP
StarLadder CIS RMR
(2nd)
1.15 (2nd, +5%) 72.0 0.70 0.55 1.03 74.0% EVP
IEM Cologne
(5-6th)
1.19 (1st, +7%) 74.9 0.71 0.53 1.00 76.3% EVP
ESL Pro League S14
(5-8th)
1.23 (1st, +11%) 74.7 0.74 0.52 1.17 76.3% EVP
IEM Fall CIS
(1st)
1.45 (1st, +21%) 86.7 0.89 0.47 1.47 77.9% MVP
PGL Major
(3-4th)
1.21 (1st, +14%) 73.3 0.74 0.53 1.11 75.6% EVP
V4 Future Sports Festival
(1st)
1.41 (1st, +21%) 85.2 0.89 0.55 1.42 81.7% MVP
IEM Winter
(5-6th)
1.14 (2nd, +7%) 71.3 0.75 0.57 1.04 73.2% EVP
BLAST World Final
(2nd)
1.14 (1st, +4%) 70.6 0.69 0.54 1.06 73.1% EVP
5%+ above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

2021 opened auspiciously for the Gambit boys, as they placed top four at DreamHack Open January, took second at Snow Sweet Snow 1, and successfully navigated the Katowice Play-in, beating MOUZ 2-1 on the way. Despite this early success, no one could have predicted what came in the main event at Katowice, especially considering Gambit, the lowest ranked team at the event, struggled in their opening series against Evil Geniuses — they were beaten 0-2 and forced down to the lower bracket.

Here they went on a tear, beating top-15 opposition in the form of world #14 MOUZ, #10 G2 and #6 Heroic to make playoffs. sh1ro is the beast behind it all, topping the server in every single series, the highlight being a 1.50 rated performance across two maps to eliminate Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač's G2 and make playoffs. The team and sh1ro's form did not cool off in the bracket stage, where they clinched a statement victory in the quarter-finals; despite a tough draw they brushed aside Natus Vincere 2-0, with sh1ro producing the performance of his career so far, a 1.45 rating whilst on the same server as Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev, going 6:2 in duels with the AWP versus the Ukrainian legend. Despite cooling off somewhat in the remaining games individually, his team marched imperiously towards the title, beating Spirit and Virtus.pro to seal an unforgettable tournament run; they beat four top-10 teams, including the world #1, to do it as the lowest rated team in attendance, at their first ever elite event. sh1ro took the MVP home, his 1.27 rating, +111 KD-diff, and staggering 19 1vsX wins across 17 maps putting him amongst the best players in the world.

"A long time ago, our team had a period, when we were still in the academy and we could not win anything, so when we played the next practice, we had nicknames that reflected our state, which in general were rather sad. During one of the practices against FaZe Clan, coldzera drew attention to this and wrote to us in the chat to 'never give up.' The first thing that came to my mind after winning IEM Katowice were those very words. I was very happy that day. I remember that I thought 'Is it really possible? Is it possible that all this training has finally paid off?'"

Katowice marked the beginning of a period of utter domination for the Russian squad, as after suffering a small hangover in a 5-8th placing at Snow Sweet Snow 2 immediately after, they went on a run of eight tournaments where they placed at worst second in all of them. A Pinnacle Cup victory began the run, before they attended ESL Pro League 13. They made a statement in the groups here, taking five series wins and no losses, including another victory over Natus Vincere. A comfortable 2-0 win over Astralis netted them a semi-final berth, where they confidently defeated NIP; sh1ro was key in this series, posting a 1.33 rating and topping the server alongside nafany. sh1ro was again the highest rated player in the final, but this time it is in defeat, as the match was decided by a legendary Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller clutch on Mirage. Nevertheless it was another stellar performance from Gambit as they bagged top-two at only their second ever truly stacked LAN event. The Russian AWPer picked up his first EVP of the year, a monstrous +150 KD-diff over 23 maps a large contributor to this, but he also secured another 11 1vsX wins as his pedigree as a clutch player was becoming clearer and clearer.

With his Katowice performance, sh1ro joined the elite

Gambit breezed through BLAST Spring Showdown, their first event as the number one team in the world after a meteoric rise to start the year, sh1ro topping the event with a 1.36 rating; at this event they earned sweet revenge over Heroic, the perfect warmup to the next big event of the year, DreamHack Masters Spring. It was another top-two for Gambit, but they were comfortably beaten in a best-of-five grand-final by Natus Vincere in this tournament; Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov and s1mple were in superlative form, and despite the fact Gambit had beaten them in the upper group final, they couldn't get the job done there. Another EVP award was secured by sh1ro, who as per usual sported a healthy KD-diff (+50) and racked up more clutches (9).

It was now that Gambit hit their best patch of form for the year, winning three stacked events back-to-back. First up was the EPIC League CIS, a notoriously problematic RMR event that nonetheless saw Gambit take home the trophy; a wobble in the group stage had them lose to both Spirit and perennial 2021 rivals Natus Vincere, however they romped home to victory in the playoffs with a 9-3 map record; sh1ro narrowly missed out on his second MVP of the year to teammate HObbit, but he still made it into the top-five players at the event on KD-diff (2nd), rating (4th), damage diff per round (4th), clutches won (3rd), total AWP kills (3rd) and success in opening duels (5th). This event highlighted sh1ro's strengths, in that he excels in almost every relevant category for an individual; he finds opening frags, he clutches well, and he outputs sheer numbers at a very high level.

Victory at IEM Summer 2021 followed, where Gambit again cemented themselves as the undoubted number one team by beating the world #4 and #5 along the way; they also bounced back from a loss to a Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut-inspired Vitality. Again sh1ro was just pipped to the MVP medal by a teammate, this time Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov, but excelled with a 1.28 rating and nine 1vsX wins over 15 maps.

BLAST Spring Final brought the run of tournament victories to a close; Gambit rolled through the event, dropping a single map in the semi-finals to world #2 Natus Vincere. As if to thoroughly stamp their authority on the number one spot in the rankings they beat Natus Vincere twice during this event, the finals being a relatively comfortable 2-0. sh1ro was yet again bested by a teammate in the MVP race, this time HObbit, but still he posted the second highest rating at the tournament, a 1.23, which saw him take home another EVP. Natus Vincere immediately got their revenge at the StarLadder CIS RMR, where despite being beaten by Gambit twice earlier in the event, the CIS squad narrowly triumphed in an epic 3-2 best-of-five grand-final. sh1ro had a quieter event by his incredibly high standards, still posting a second-in-team rating of 1.15 over 19 maps, but he was noticeably quiet in a couple of games, a 1.00 rating in the upper final win over Natus Vincere being one of them.

Gambit dominated the early part of the year

Gambit then reached the final tournament before the player break, and it was one of the most important of the year; the return to LAN, IEM Cologne. The period that Gambit had dominated so far in 2021 was the latter part of what had been dubbed the 'online era', and now we got to see them further tested. The event almost began with immediate disaster, as they dropped their first map to a MOUZ squad who had only just recently conquered Flashpoint 3; fortunately they immediately recovered, comfortably winning the next two to get the event kicked off the right way.

They once again dropped the first map of their next match, this time to NIP, but again recovered to dominate the rest of the series, in no small part due to a 1.40 rated performance from sh1ro. An intense battle ensued in the upper final against a resurgent G2, who had been on a run of podium finishes since ESL Pro League 13, and they lost out 1-2, with the final map of Inferno going the full 30 rounds. This meant Gambit had to play a quarter-final matchup, and they got the misfortune of coming up against a FaZe who were having a hot tournament, having already knocked out world #9 Vitality and #4 Heroic on their way to facing Gambit. They lost 1-2, with sh1ro having a quiet game for him, posting only a 1.07 in defeat; his event overall was still excellent, a 1.19 rating earning him his 7th EVP of the year, before we had even reached the player break. It was, however, clear that Gambit needed some time to adjust to LAN Counter-Strike, and this would prove to be the focus of the rest of their year.

"Of course, the online era gave us some advantages, but I don’t think that we have achieved all these results only thanks to it. We worked a lot and very hard, came up with something new and took apart the old. We always prepared for our opponents and tried to outplay them."

"Of course we were upset after IEM Cologne, because we played very well for a whole year, and here we did not even reach the final. On the other hand, we realized that we would need to adjust to LAN tournaments."

The return from the player break saw a temporary return to online play, with ESL Pro League Season 14. Gambit qualified for the playoffs in convincing fashion, doing so with four straight series wins before dropping a meaningless series to NIP in their last game of the group. Topping their group earned them a quarter-finals berth, but they fell 0-2 to eventual second-place finishers Vitality; sh1ro tried his best in defeat, posting a 1.33 rating, but it was not enough as they lost a tight battle. The Russian AWPer played well throughout the tournament, securing himself another EVP.

"To be honest, the training before this tournament was terrible - we could not find a path to the game, we changed coaches, but then we realized that this was not the best decision and changed everything back."

sh1ro feels poor preparation cost his team at ESL Pro League

Gambit seemed to rediscover some of their best form at the next event, IEM Fall CIS, an all-important final RMR event. Whilst the Russian squad were in prime position to qualify due to their performances at the EPIC League and StarLadder RMR events, there was still seeding to play for. Gambit ensured they secured themselves the best seeding possible by romping through this event in style, dropping a single map, an overtime to Virtus.pro in the group stage, on their way to the title.

sh1ro posted his best event rating for the year during this run, an impressive 1.45, and was particularly dominant in the playoffs; he sported a 1.95 and 1.55 rating in the semis and finals respectively, went 85-36, and averaged over 100 ADR over the four maps played. Of course, this secured him his second MVP award of the year, as he comfortably outshone the rest of the field (the next highest rating in the event was 1.32). The only slight damper on what was otherwise a fantastic event for the Gambit squad was the fact that the final against Natus Vincere, which should have been a statement victory, was marred by the fact that the match itself meant nothing in terms of Major qualification or seeding, so much so that the teams persuaded ESLt o make the final best-of-three instead of the originally intended best-of-five.

Gambit thus came into the biggest event of the past two years, the PGL Major Stockholm, in good form and high on confidence. They kicked their event off in style, comfortable brushing aside the ascendant ENCE in their opener with every member of the team posting a 1.21 rating or higher. An immediate setback came in the form of a loss to Entropiq, despite sh1ro's 1.26 rated efforts, and worryingly it was on a map that had previously been imperious for Gambit, Vertigo. If any questions had been raised about Gambit's performance moving forwards, they managed to put them to bed, but it was with another somewhat unconvincing performance on Vertigo, squeaking over the line 16-14 against Virtus.pro; they needed a monstrous 39 kill, 119 ADR, 1.67 rated performance from HObbit to get the job done. They rediscovered some form in their qualification bout, a quick 2-0 defeat of NIP, and it was the ever-reliable sh1ro who again led the way with a 1.66 rating.

The playoff draw was kind to the Russian side, as they were given a quarter-final matchup against far and away the lowest-ranked team still left in the pot, FURIA. The Gambit squad managed to steal away the Brazilian's map pick of Inferno in a thrilling 19-17 overtime, before comfortably swatting them aside on Overpass. Whilst it hadn't been a vintage tournament performance from Gambit, they had repeatedly gotten the job done against the opposition that was put in front of them, and thus had earned a semi-final matchup with pre-tournament favourites and perennial CIS nemesis; Natus Vincere. Unfortunately, we will never know just how good Gambit actually were at the Major, because Natus Vincere were simply unstoppable; they crushed their young counterparts in two maps, with Gambit mustering a mere 11 rounds across the series. Regardless of the result of this game, the Russian squad could be proud of their performance in what was the first ever Major for many of their players; they made top-four, with precious little LAN experience, beating the number two team in the world at the time on their way to doing so. sh1ro impressed in his Major debut, his 1.21 rating winning him another EVP award.

"Before the game with NAVI, we felt great, especially when we played against FURIA. The whole hall was cheering for us, however, as soon as we sat down to play against NAVI, we started to worry a lot, because the whole crowd that was there created a lot of pressure and we were unable to cope with it. At that moment, I realized how difficult it is to play in such conditions, however, I think that valuable experience was gained and next time we will definitely perform better."

"NAVI is the main rival for us, since this year we played a lot of matches with them. Sometimes we ran out of ideas and had to come up with something new on the fly to beat them."

Gambit secured top-four at sh1ro's debut Major

From this point on, the year was beginning to wind down; some rosters underwent changes and many that didn't were rumoured to be planning adjustments in the near future. In search of more LAN experience Gambit attended the V4 Future Sports Festival next, an event that featured a solid field of top-20 teams including the likes of Entropiq and BIG, as well as some up-and-coming names such as Enterprise.

Gambit suffered a worrying loss to Fiend on Dust2 to open the event, and in their lower bracket game they started at a 4-11 deficit on Mirage against world #62 eSuba; they managed to recover and squeak over the line in overtime of that map, before sealing the series comfortably on Overpass, but it was not the best start to the event for the Russians. The shaky form continued as they dropped the opener of Dust2 against Enterprise in their quarter-final, before they closed out the next two maps in style, allowing Enterprise only 9 rounds total. Throughout this whole event thus far sh1ro was on fire, posting monstrous ratings and clutching rounds like it was a habit (which by this point, it really was), and he carried that form on into the semi-final against BIG, sporting a 1.85 rating as his team cruised past the Germans 2-0. The AWPer's form dropped off in the final, a best-of-five against Entropiq, but they were still the dominant team despite a deceptively close 3-2 scoreline; in reality Entropiq only really looked good on three halves of that final, barely squeaking over the line on Overpass after starting 0-2 in the series. sh1ro's superlative form up until the final bagged him what would be his last MVP of the year.

IEM Winter was the penultimate event of the year for Gambit, and it was another slight dip in form for the Russian squad. They made it to playoffs but not before suffering a close 0-2 defeat to Virtus.pro in the group stages. In the playoffs they fell at the first hurdle, losing 1-2 to Vitality. They were crushed on Dust2 5-16 in the latter series, and the most storied map in the pool had become something of a problem for the Russian squad by the end of the year, as they had lost four of the last six Dust2 maps they had played. sh1ro has his lowest rated event of the year thus far, a 1.14, but it was still a solid showing that grabbed him another EVP, his 1.39 rating in the group decider the most impressive performance.

BLAST Premier World Final closed the year, an elite event with all the top six sides in the world in attendance, and Gambit set about making a statement at this tournament. They brushed aside Heroic in the opening series 2-0 and defeated Liquid 2-1 in the upper semi-finals. Awaiting them in the upper final were Vitality, the French side having proved to be something of a bogey-team for Gambit throughout 2021; they played the boys in black and yellow three times prior to this, losing all three series. Gambit put the hoodoo to bed with a 2-0 victory, HObbit taking much of the credit for getting them over the line. This set up what felt like a fated matchup with Natus Vincere, ending 2021 with the two best teams of the year going head to head. Unfortunately for Gambit, despite winning the first map of Mirage, they were unable to grab a marquee victory to end their season, instead being reverse swept on Ancient and Inferno; s1mple was in irresistible form, posting a 1.62 rating to carry his team to the title. Nonetheless this tournament performance was enough to secure Gambit a well-deserved year-ending number two spot in the world rankings, and a 1.14 rating secured sh1ro his final EVP berth of the year.

Why was sh1ro the fourth best player of 2021?

As we enter the tier of world-class performers of this year's Top 20, sh1ro makes his debut in the ranking, earning his place thanks to being 2021's best clutcher, hardest player to kill, one of the best AWPers and the player who collected the most awards. When it comes to his survival skills, he ended up with mere 0.52 deaths per round, a mark not only the best in 2021, but the best in the history of the Top 20, as he surpassed Yegor "⁠markeloff⁠" Markelov's 0.53 DPR that occured in this ranking's first edition in 2010 (CS 1.6), and far beyond anyone's numbers since CS:GO came to be. He didn't just benefit his team's economy with those numbers, he was also one of the best fraggers (0.76 kills per round, #5) while winning the most 1vsX situations out of all players, both in total (112) and on average (2.1% of his rounds), making him the best clutcher of the year.

The young Russian managed to score the 3rd most AWP kills per round (0.44), and he used the big green to great success in round opening situations, in which he was the most successful (69.6% opening duels won) — however, he was one of the least aggressive players in that aspect, attempting the opener only 16% of the time. He displayed immaculate consistency during the year, with his lowest rating at an event being a very good 1.14 (higher than some of the Top 20 members' average); this helped him pick up 11 EVPs and 3 MVP selections from his 14 tournaments, the most awards out of all players, albeit while also playing the most events. His consistency also shone through on a map-to-map basis (84% of the time above a 1.00 rating, #2) and round-to-round (76.4% KAST, #1). sh1ro ended up averaging a 1.24 rating, the 3rd highest of all players, and while he did excel in some of the less competitive events, his numbers didn't notably drop when filtering only for Big events — a 1.22 rating, also the 3rd highest.

All those numbers put him well above everyone else on the list so far, but there were a few reasons why he didn't make it higher. Firstly, although he had arguably the second highest floor out of all players, his peaks weren't as impressive in comparison to the other candidates for top 3, with two of his MVPs coming at medium-sized events and even his IEM Katowice MVP being slightly less impressive than other candidates' best events. That was in large part due to the second reason, which was a drop-off in his performance when it came to Big matches and top opposition. While he was still one of the world's best in the Big matches, ranking 4th with a 1.18 rating, it was a noticeable drop from his 1.27 rating in all the other matches, as was the drop to a 1.15 rating against top 5 opposition, which was still joint-4th highest, but not enough compared to the very best. Lastly, while he did affect the game in a plethora of ways, he didn't put up as much direct impact that led to won rounds in comparison to the other candidates (for example, ranking 3rd in his own team when it comes to average kills in round wins).

Bold prediction by GG.BET

sh1ro chose fellow Russian AWPer Denis "⁠deko⁠" Zhukov as his bold prediction, a 20-year-old prospect who is currently plying his trade for 1WIN.

deko grew in stature over 2021, posting an impressive 1.25 rating over the last 12 months as his team picked up a Malta Vibes Knockout Series trophy and several ESEA Cash Cup victories.

His team will be competing in the ESL Challenger League Season 40 in 2022, alongside names such as Entropiq and Copenhagen Flames, giving the young deko a chance to prove his credentials against a higher tier of opposition.


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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Russia Denis 'deko' Zhukov
Denis 'deko' Zhukov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
312
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.58
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
808
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
809
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1402
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
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 Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
881
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1491
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
Kazakhstan Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1238
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
934
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
Russia Ivan 'F_1N' Kochugov
Ivan 'F_1N' Kochugov
Age:
38
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.60
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.44
DPR:
0.83
deserved! great player
2022-01-19 20:00
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#58
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Finland uSnaj69
+1
2022-01-19 20:00
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sh1ro has been robbed, he deserves to be over nikOMEGALUL
2022-01-20 02:38
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+1
2022-01-22 12:45
Based
2022-01-19 20:00
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United States 3manu3l
LMAO NTNTNNT
2022-01-19 20:01
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cant deny niko a third place
2022-01-19 20:03
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#156
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United States 3manu3l
1. s1mple 2. zywoo 3. NiKo
2022-01-19 20:03
1 reply
Yeah thats confirmed
2022-01-19 20:04
#196
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Russia KPbIM
nt try sh1ro. It's still a great year for him
2022-01-19 20:06
9 replies
yeah, lets not forget that!
2022-01-19 20:06
Nice try try sh1ro?
2022-01-19 21:02
4 replies
#458
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Russia KPbIM
isn't that something like a meme phrase on this site?
2022-01-19 21:14
3 replies
Never heard of it before, maybe it is
2022-01-19 21:17
1 reply
Similar to rip in peace
2022-01-20 16:52
not sure about this site but it definitely is a meme phrase
2022-01-20 15:31
Nt try men
2022-01-19 21:10
2 replies
#460
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Russia KPbIM
OK
2022-01-19 21:14
Like when Russians write n1 shot "nice one shot", thinking it means nice
2022-01-20 10:56
I would expect a Dupreeh fan to be smarter. So it turns out Tgwri1s really is a fanboy of Niko. Interesting. I guess he must've had a bosnian grandmother or something This list has become a popularity contest, similar to the Ballon d'Or. Sad development.
2022-01-19 20:12
8 replies
hey ho, dont have to insult my intellect....
2022-01-19 20:21
7 replies
Sorry bro But even though we all can agree Niko is more likeable surely sh1ro deserved top3 this year with multiple MVPs and tournament wins vs nikos 0
2022-01-19 20:29
6 replies
yes but deserved doesnt necessarily mean a better rank would not be deserved
2022-01-19 20:30
+1
2022-01-19 20:53
There's a case to put him as the better player overall. But if you actually looked into the details of their stats, sh1ro missed out on a number of key factors. Apart from the fact that low-Tier MVPs are irrelevant for the topmost rankings, even if sh1ro had slightly better overall rating, it was because of low DPR and high KAST, while Niko had significantly higher ADR, Impact, KPR, etc. This becomes even more pronounced in big events. And in elite events, Niko just decimates sh1ro. Besides, Niko is a whole 0.10 ahead against Top5/Top10. This situation is somewhat like Jame vs Yekindar. And it makes sense.
2022-01-19 21:02
2 replies
Not to mention sh2ro almost 50 percent survived most this year tjen anyone means his team has to sacrifice ehile he always stay back
2022-01-19 23:25
You write very well, congratulations!
2022-01-20 06:46
unlucky for sh1ro but whatever he is better player either way. Gambit will have good year and they are just getting started.
2022-01-19 23:32
Rofl top 4
2022-01-19 20:44
+1
2022-01-20 01:56
ofcourse NiK0 is always going to be above those babydipers xD and could be even above those awp baiters exitfragers and such called best players(s1mple/zywoo) lol... I'm sure niko will absolutely destroy them in 1v1 with any pistol/rifle hell even with awp
2022-01-20 05:51
He supposes to in at least 3rd place
2022-01-20 07:48
TRUE
2022-01-20 20:33
I KNEW THIS
2022-01-19 20:00
7 replies
Wtf two #2s???
2022-01-19 21:13
6 replies
am I god?
2022-01-19 21:14
5 replies
Yes men)) you robbed his #2 spot too. When I type #2 and press it it goes to your comment not his) ) )
2022-01-19 21:18
4 replies
hahaha mens) makes me happy
2022-01-19 21:19
mods deleted his comment I guess damn I came , I saw and I conquered
2022-01-19 22:42
2 replies
They deleted the other comment under your #2 one aswell. They’re cleaning up the evidence lol should have screenshoted it and make a thread
2022-01-19 23:06
1 reply
wtf you're right(((
2022-01-19 23:23
#5
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Portugal cyn1cal
expected
2022-01-19 20:00
8 replies
no... not really
2022-01-19 20:04
7 replies
#616
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Argentina JulieN19K
Yes it was expected, people who said sh1ro > NiKo are delusional
2022-01-20 00:13
6 replies
It was expected in your mind maybe but clearly not evryone
2022-01-20 00:18
3 replies
Great Answer =)
2022-01-20 07:00
There are much more casuals than the guys who do understand the game. For the second type of people it was obvious as hell
2022-01-20 17:06
1 reply
yeah well we cant ignore this huge part
2022-01-20 17:19
Sh1ro > niko and zywoo. Overall for 2021, he was worse than both in 2nd half but he was way way better than them in 1st half, he was better than simple against navi on many occasions. He won crap load of shit in 2021 and was mvp more.
2022-01-21 17:52
1 reply
#822
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Argentina JulieN19K
#640 #702 Stop being delusional, sh1ro's impact is nowhere near NiKo's or ZywOo's.
2022-01-21 18:06
#7
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South America _matiaasss
Expected
2022-01-19 20:00
ez sh1ro
2022-01-19 20:00
#9
b1t | 
Belgium zne_
nice
2022-01-19 20:00
yes
2022-01-19 20:00
expected
2022-01-19 20:00
Well deserved!!!! cis cs on the next lvl now! Next 3-Zywoo,2-Niko,1-S1mple
2022-01-19 20:00
13 replies
No, zywoo is way ahead of niko in everything.
2022-01-19 20:01
12 replies
not everything niko: one whiffed 1deag on nuke in the major final zywoo: zero whiffed 1deags on nuke in the major final
2022-01-19 20:56
3 replies
+1 NiKo finishing #0 this year as the anti-christ
2022-01-19 21:18
Zywoo never played in the major final
2022-01-20 04:02
1 reply
#818
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Seychelles renatorib
Niko lost a major final Zywoo never lost a major final ez
2022-01-21 16:10
IMO Niko didn't deserve even top 5 0 MVP 0 won tournaments 1/3 year he played like #1-2 2/3 #7-9 Average 5-6th place
2022-01-19 21:19
7 replies
That's a dumb metric for who should be in the top 5. It should be the best players, not just the players on the team that wins the most.
2022-01-19 21:55
1 reply
#682
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North America BoDaddy
+1
2022-01-20 05:13
I think he deserves top 3 for the fact alone that past few months he is the best player to ever rifle and there was never any riflers that were remotely close to what he did. It's a record breaking performance that's unlikely going to be beaten, or let's put it this way, CSGO will die before that record is broken by another player, yet another rifler. So yeah, zywoo is still top 2 cause he actually got something done in terms of silverware. But Niko single handedly manifested G2 as high as it got last year and that in it self deserves more than top 5. tho from some point of view, s1mple is 1, gambit trio should be 234 cause they were actually winning more BUT this is about individual performance also so we have to at least give a nod to that epic performance of Niko.
2022-01-19 22:28
2 replies
#683
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North America BoDaddy
+1
2022-01-20 05:13
+1
2022-01-20 07:43
by ur logic in 2018 all astralis players should have been ranked 1-5 cuz they won most of the tournaments so therefore they all have the same achievements.
2022-01-20 01:16
you dont deserve to write here if you don't appreciate Nikos frags... You stat w.ore
2022-01-20 06:27
I knew it.
2022-01-19 20:00
#14
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Turkey sedo7
nice, i would be mad if niko would have been #4
2022-01-19 20:01
#17
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Denmark kbye_
kekw
2022-01-19 20:00
niceee
2022-01-19 20:00
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2022-01-19 20:00
#21
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Finland 5way
LMAO I KNEW IT
2022-01-19 20:00
#23
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Finland byrbyl
AHHAHAH YES I was here btw
2022-01-19 20:00
And someone said sh1ro > NiKo lol
2022-01-19 20:00
14 replies
that's how it should be, but what you can do when hltv was afraid to put Niko on 4th because community would be angry
2022-01-19 22:13
13 replies
#619
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Argentina JulieN19K
NT delusional
2022-01-20 00:15
12 replies
i'm trying to be objective, if i would be delusional i would put shiro over zywoo, but no. I mean a lot of people, even simple is surprised about him being 4th, so we don't like when someone being robbed
2022-01-20 00:23
11 replies
#640
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Argentina JulieN19K
Gambit were way better than G2 in 2021, but NiKo's peaks are way higher than sh1ro's, even if NiKo didn't have the same consistency. He outperformed basically everyone just playing rifle and he had a stellar performance at the Major.
2022-01-20 01:44
5 replies
+1
2022-01-20 07:43
#728
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Denmark Weylyn2
Sh1ro was Way more consistent. You can’t be in the top 3 if You only play Well 2/12 months
2022-01-20 09:13
3 replies
#781
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Argentina JulieN19K
OK
2022-01-20 16:12
>NiKo played well 2/12 months /closed
2022-01-20 17:07
1 reply
#821
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Argentina JulieN19K
OK
2022-01-21 18:05
They clearly states that sh1ro had 4th highest rating against top10 teams (1.18) and top5 teams (1.15) which is way below his average 1.24 rating and 1.27 rating against weaker teams. He dropped off in big matches too (1.18 rating) compared to Niko who performed way above average against top5 teams. Sh1ro also had 15th highest impact rating (1.17) which is at the bottom echeleon of top20 list. Remember they put yekindar above b1t for his massive impact rating?? I respected them for that. Same thing here!!
2022-01-20 07:47
4 replies
I think trying to create a ranking list this year is a bit harder than last year... there seems to be so many skilled players that have shown their mettle... As for Niko vs sh1ro... AWPers in general tend to have better stats than riflers, it's just how it goes. Take that into account, and Niko seems to have had much bigger impact with his rifle than sh1ro's AWP (to me, anyway). G2 would never have gotten as deep into some of the tourneys this year without Niko doing ridiculous things either while sh1ro did more of his best work when his team was doing well
2022-01-20 11:20
3 replies
Niko definitely had one of the highest impact ratings last year. +1
2022-01-20 18:43
2 things. 1. When your team loses early, you generally play vs weaker teams (form). 2. When you are destroying your opponents, your whole team takes kills from you. Niko being best on his team, and his team struggling, definitely boosted his stats. This kind of shit would only work with a top player carry which Niko is, but by accomplishments, and VMP's Sh1ro is way over Niko or Zywoo. Mainly because of the first half of 2021.
2022-01-21 17:57
1 reply
Yes good points made.
2022-01-21 19:34
expected
2022-01-19 20:00
#27
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Finland uSnaj69
wow!
2022-01-19 20:00
#29
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Hungary zy_k
LETS GOOO
2022-01-19 20:00
#30
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United Kingdom Tseden
no way
2022-01-19 20:00
congrats, i knew it
2022-01-19 20:00
Lol
2022-01-19 20:00
NIKO 3 WOOOOOO
2022-01-19 20:00
EZ
2022-01-19 20:00
expected
2022-01-19 20:00
#38
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Canada ASH1
Yo what
2022-01-19 20:00
#39
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Slovakia TheGameu
ez for NiKo
2022-01-19 20:00
OMG HAHAHA LETS GOO
2022-01-19 20:00
#43
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Czech Republic MatyVlaky
UNEXPECTED
2022-01-19 20:00
wow! deserved!
2022-01-19 20:00
#45
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Israel ArGGe
gg
2022-01-19 20:00
#46
JACKZ | 
Singapore ZyZy
NIKO 3
2022-01-19 20:00
EZ FOR GODKO
2022-01-19 20:00
expected
2022-01-19 20:00
#50
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Ukraine barigapro
why???
2022-01-19 20:00
NiKo top 3 letsgooooooo
2022-01-19 20:00
AHAHAHAHHAAAAHAH
2022-01-19 20:00
hahahaha
2022-01-19 20:00
GOD PLAYER
2022-01-19 20:00
Niko > sh1ro any day of the week
2022-01-19 20:00
#62
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Italy PhilD06
yesss niko 3rd
2022-01-19 20:00
1 reply
lets goo!!
2022-01-19 20:01
AHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH
2022-01-19 20:00
#64
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Montenegro Putikainen
niko top 2?
2022-01-19 20:00
expected
2022-01-19 20:00
#66
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Europe amdbakiev
NIKO TOP 3 POG
2022-01-19 20:00
WTF ?
2022-01-19 20:00
ez4NiKo
2022-01-19 20:00
#69
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Bulgaria VenTMG
deserved
2022-01-19 20:00
#71
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Argentina Frannnnnnn
kekw
2022-01-19 20:00
??? WHAT ???
2022-01-19 20:00
#73
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Slovakia Daev0n
People called me a madman
2022-01-19 20:00
EZ4GODNIKO
2022-01-19 20:00
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ez GOATKO
2022-01-19 20:00
ez money on NiKo :)
2022-01-19 20:00
#82
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Canada mlgGam3r
WHAT ??????
2022-01-19 20:00
#85
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Czech Republic simoninb
God player
2022-01-19 20:00
WHAT?!?!
2022-01-19 20:00
#87
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Turkey PhauX
wtf
2022-01-19 20:00
EZ4GODKO
2022-01-19 20:01
Pog
2022-01-19 20:01
nais
2022-01-19 20:01
Niko Top 3 Pog
2022-01-19 20:01
lets gooo NiKo!!!!!!
2022-01-19 20:01
axaxaxaxxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2022-01-19 20:01
Hahahahhahaha expected , & deserved for niko tho
2022-01-19 20:01
WHAAAAAAt
2022-01-19 20:01
ACTUALLY UNEXPECTED WTFFFF
2022-01-19 20:01
Nice NiKo. Well deserved top3.
2022-01-19 20:01
Pog
2022-01-19 20:01
#119
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Russia eles1ze
AHHAHAAHHA WHAT???? SHIRO > NIKO
2022-01-19 20:01
SO DESERVED NIKO BBY WILL BE 2
2022-01-19 20:02
oh my, he is at least EVP for all the events...
2022-01-19 20:02
Niko 3rd lmao. For what?
2022-01-19 20:02
NiKola lessgooo
2022-01-19 20:02
the top 3 is the top 3 for a reason... no space for baiters
2022-01-19 20:02
4 replies
#500
m0n | 
Aruba ESY!
Forgot about s1 and zywoo?
2022-01-19 21:34
3 replies
S1mple only baited because his team couldnt kill 1 even so id not his fault. Zywoo he can play passive or aggressive and can ebtry if needed while sh1ro the moat surviving player yhisbyear 50 percent times saved lol alwo zywho and s1mple cwn yse any gun sh1ro only cn play best awp or p250 only
2022-01-19 23:31
2 replies
It's crazy to think sh1ro survived more than jame.
2022-01-20 07:49
1 reply
Its not jame time Its sh1ro time new meta
2022-01-20 21:32
expected
2022-01-19 20:02
deserved better spot, I know niko played better on end of the year but sh1ro was an animal all year. should be #3 not #4
2022-01-19 20:02
OMG AHAHA
2022-01-19 20:02
#130
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
ez
2022-01-19 20:02
EZ TOP 3 FOR NIKO
2022-01-19 20:02
#132
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Yugoslavia DySovn
HAHAHHAAYAHAYSHYAYAGA
2022-01-19 20:02
#136
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Russia Revan79
Shiro>Niko
2022-01-19 20:03
#137
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Czech Republic Vacas
Expected
2022-01-19 20:03
pog Great prediction too
2022-01-19 20:03
deserved 2nd niko is shit compared to sh1ro
2022-01-19 20:03
NIKO 3RD POGGERS
2022-01-19 20:03
#148
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Russia Dazz1e
hahaahahahahahahaahahhhaa
2022-01-19 20:03
YEEEEES
2022-01-19 20:03
#153
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Ukraine d3adLY
not expected
2022-01-19 20:03
#155
mir | 
Russia M31F
lmao sh1ro>>>>Niko
2022-01-19 20:03
1 reply
NiKo got to the grand final of the major, sh1ro flopped at the semis, Niko better stats and performance. NiKo >>>>>> sh1ro
2022-01-20 03:07
told ya all
2022-01-19 20:03
2 replies
well you missed 3. niko 2. zywoo 1. s1mple
2022-01-20 13:37
1 reply
we'll see
2022-01-20 13:42
#161
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CIS elefiveS
not even 2nd best player in gambit
2022-01-19 20:03
#164
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CIS Shvedixx
wtf...
2022-01-19 20:03
NIKOLAAAAA
2022-01-19 20:04
Deserved, so consistant.
2022-01-19 20:04
YAS
2022-01-19 20:04
#182
try | 
Argentina Aleeee
man this is something amazing, this guys (gambit) played just 1 year at tier 1 and it was enough to deliver 2 players at top 5 wtf....
2022-01-19 20:05
#189
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United States Lukiey
sh1ro had a better year than NiKo and it's not very close...this one is kind of ridiculous
2022-01-19 20:05
YESSSSS, LETS GOOOOO
2022-01-19 20:05
#195
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Poland sunba
LETS GOOO BA1TRO #4 GOD NIKOLA #3
2022-01-19 20:06
So hltv put zywoo and NiKo above shiro because of skill, but put Hobbit and Axile above electronic because of achievements. Double standarts.
2022-01-19 20:06
1 reply
#326
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Denmark orwelles
impact rating matters
2022-01-19 20:25
Deko for bold prediction I love it
2022-01-19 20:06
#210
Pol0 | 
Czech Republic olpp
JUSTICE EXISTS!!! GOATKO SO EZ
2022-01-19 20:07
#211
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
DESERVED AND EXPECTED!
2022-01-19 20:08
4th first year in t1 wow!
2022-01-19 20:08
It is just HLTV's opinion everyone. Relax.
2022-01-19 20:08
1 reply
Should have put that as an HLTV disclaimer when doing the rankings if it was the case
2022-01-20 13:32
LMAO
2022-01-19 20:08
#221
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Turkmenistan Homo_Deus
Now I won't be surprised if s1mple gets #2 or #3 spot.
2022-01-19 20:09
1 reply
NiKo obv better than sh1ro what are you saying mate.
2022-01-20 03:11
deserved much better than this number 4, he will be top2 next year trust me
2022-01-19 20:09
2 replies
No
2022-01-19 20:46
Maybe if simple or zywoo stop playing, otherwise no chance.
2022-01-19 22:30
congratz
2022-01-19 20:09
That means Niko is top3 OMG
2022-01-19 20:09
expected
2022-01-19 20:09
deserved. also watch out for sh1ro fans they are coming in hot lol
2022-01-19 20:09
LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2022-01-19 20:09
what no way i thought he will be top3 but anyways... congratz
2022-01-19 20:10
#238
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Ukraine eugcomax
so ziwu top 2 confirmed?
2022-01-19 20:10
Was this mean to be best players not best team players 🤔
2022-01-19 20:10
When sh1ro fanboys wants him to be TOP2 hahaha Not today FANBOYS
2022-01-19 20:10
1- s1mple 2- sh1ro 3- niko 4- zywoo
2022-01-19 20:11
3 replies
#365
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Germany KimpaVita
No :)
2022-01-19 20:37
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-01-19 22:18
#562
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South America Melegatti
Can't you read ? Sh4ro, end of the deal
2022-01-19 22:37
lmfao
2022-01-19 20:11
sh1ro 3 mvp and 6 tournament wins and zywoo 1 mvp and 1 tournament win! ESL make your ranking will be much better please
2022-01-19 20:12
7 replies
zywoo is a much better player than shiro, mvps and tournaments wins are team-dependent
2022-01-19 20:14
4 replies
#556
try | 
Brazil tlszin
In the career yes, but this year sh1ro was better
2022-01-19 22:29
3 replies
Better on what, Achievement? Beside that they're not even close even for this year
2022-01-20 02:21
2 replies
#794
try | 
Brazil tlszin
more mvp's, evp's, stats and team achievements
2022-01-20 18:31
1 reply
that exactly what you called an achievement my guy, and also which stats sh1ro are better ? saving ? lmao in term individually they're not even close even for this year
2022-01-20 21:19
He destroys him in almost all the stats, not to mention the LAN performances and face to face ... hltv.org/matches/2353168/vitality-vs-gam.. Argument could be made for NiKo though, there might bé some recency bias
2022-01-19 20:45
Zywoo 1 big event mvp. sh1ro 1 big event mvp. /case closed Didn't see you complaining why frozen didn't make top 20 despite having eu rmr mvp or why blamef is #13...but you'll be making dozens of threads saying how hltv is biased towards zywoo XD
2022-01-20 03:13
#252
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United Kingdom Xteria
10% more survival than last 3 places, no shock there 🤣🤣🤣 s4veRo
2022-01-19 20:12
Congratz!
2022-01-19 20:12
AHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH THANK YOU HLTV
2022-01-19 20:13
1 mvp > 3 mvp 0 mvp > 3 mvp hltv is joking lmao The only thing left is to give Niko 1th place, cause 0 mvp > 8 mvp
2022-01-19 20:14
3 replies
LAN>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ONLINERS
2022-01-19 22:18
1 reply
when why electronic is 7th?
2022-01-25 08:27
I can see why zywoo ahead of him but niko tho ? Like how ?
2022-01-20 02:22
#267
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Germany xSchons
3 mvps and better rating in big events. how is niko ahead of him?
2022-01-19 20:15
1 reply
Niko outperformed with a rifle
2022-01-20 03:25
Lmao
2022-01-19 20:16
#278
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Russia cripdogg
Disagree with that one. Deserves higher place
2022-01-19 20:16
2 replies
No :)
2022-01-19 22:19
ofc no, wdym
2022-01-20 03:14
based hltv
2022-01-19 20:16
#285
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Serbia XD___
lol
2022-01-19 20:18
#287
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Denmark slacking
AHAHAH HLTV BASED AF
2022-01-19 20:18
Shiro>Niko
2022-01-19 20:18
Too low, he deserves Top 2-3.
2022-01-19 20:18
OMEGALUL..... so many delusional CIS fans still thinking thropies and MVPs matter the most
2022-01-19 20:18
2 replies
R they not ? Then why 2020 Zywoo #1 not s1mple ? Ahhhh coz thropies maters not MVPs and stats ... OK !
2022-01-20 13:34
1 reply
That's because they have similar overall stats in 2020 doofus. 1.29 vs 1.29, MVPs and trophies will be taken into consideration when 2 players have very close stats. If shiro can't even close the stat gaps between him and zywoo or niko despite being absolute baiters and statpadders of gambit, then ask HLTV judges why they put him under niko? niko didn't win shit but sh1ro's stat is 1.24 while NiKo is 1.28.
2022-01-20 19:55
How can sh1ro be top 4 and NiKo with 0 tournaments be higher ???
2022-01-19 20:18
#292
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Serbia VasaLav
DESERVEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2022-01-19 20:18
Expected
2022-01-19 20:18
#296
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Turkey duxs1
wat?? wasnt expecting this at all
2022-01-19 20:19
wtf, trash raiting, zywoo start to play very good only at last 3 months, niko won nothing and they better than sh1ro? stipid analysts. sh1ro only 4 and electronic only 7 at the year when he was top 2 player at the best team. Niko have all evp, and 0 mvp, electronic have all evp and 0 mvp too, but electronic is 7th and niko is 3rd wtf, cs is team game and hltv cannot close eyes on team trophy
2022-01-19 20:26
2 replies
Cry ruski
2022-01-19 23:37
#719
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
thats the problem here. zywoo's bad or average = other peoples good
2022-01-20 08:09
shiro top 3 niko top 4
2022-01-19 20:20
#299
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Belgium jorneiro
Might as well give NiKo #1 if you're gonna overrate him by this much
2022-01-19 20:20
#300
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina sqmke
I'm fan of NiKo but I don't think he deserved to be better than sh1ro tbh.
2022-01-19 20:20
well deserved
2022-01-19 20:20
3 mvps, 1.24 rating, and niko higher... hltv..
2022-01-19 20:20
3 replies
tier 7 mvp's
2022-01-19 20:21
2 replies
sh1ro - 3 tier7 mvps Niko - 0 tier7 mvps
2022-01-20 00:14
1 reply
+1 I wanna kiss you
2022-01-20 11:56
Guys #4 is also a great position, he has a bright future ahead.
2022-01-19 20:21
wtf? he deserved top 2
2022-01-19 20:22
AXHAHXHXAHAXHAX SH1RO NEED TOP3 wtf niko no mvp top3 mb hltv think sh1ro awp, niko - rifl and rifl so hard search kills
2022-01-19 20:22
So stupid, he better then niko in all stats
2022-01-19 20:23
1 reply
IMPACT > 50 percent highest survival and team baiting for eziest awp frags
2022-01-19 23:39
First time in a world we have IMPACT being the real decider that confirms zywoo's 2nd niko 3th
2022-01-19 20:23
bro is literally evp or mvp at every single event
2022-01-19 20:25
Lul, biased
2022-01-19 20:25
well done hltv, gj
2022-01-19 20:26
#330
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Denmark nicram64
Deserved top 3
2022-01-19 20:28
Cry is free
2022-01-19 20:28
#335
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Ukraine Cyber2101
sh1ro should be top 2 wtf ,trash rating .
2022-01-19 20:29
#337
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Russia SRA553
WTF HLT??????
2022-01-19 20:29
Ltdr: Consistent, but lower peak compared to NiKo, ZywOo and S1mple. Also, less meaningful mvps and his good MVP(Katowice) wasn't as impressive as top 3's best events, even though they weren't mvps in some, besides s1mple. Other reasons: Drop of performance on big matches and lower rating against top opposition compared to his overall rating in all matches, from 1.27 to 1.18
2022-01-19 20:29
4 replies
"less meaningful mvps" compared to whom?
2022-01-20 00:17
3 replies
Compared to major tornaments mvps
2022-01-20 02:07
2 replies
#729
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Denmark Weylyn2
Not like niko won That lol
2022-01-20 09:15
1 reply
And Sh1ro has one, that still is not as impressive as Zywoo's and NiKo's best tournaments. Accordingly to hltv
2022-01-20 11:29
#341
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Russia mshkoda
Gj Dima!
2022-01-19 20:31
expected
2022-01-19 20:31
hahahaha nice
2022-01-19 20:32
#351
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Europe S0me_dude
lmao Unexpected
2022-01-19 20:33
Thank God we’re not having 3 AWPers as top 3 players of the year
2022-01-19 20:34
#357
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United States GiantDays
good job Sh1ro
2022-01-19 20:34
expected
2022-01-19 20:34
NiKo the only rifler in top3 first time since 2018 letsgooo
2022-01-19 20:36
I was expecting to see him at #3, but deserved either way.
2022-01-19 20:39
3 replies
#373
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Europe Zwenix
No way dude. Niko's impact was toooooooooooo huge
2022-01-19 20:39
2 replies
#730
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Denmark Weylyn2
Yes 0 tournaments won such impact so wow
2022-01-20 09:15
1 reply
#738
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Europe Zwenix
I can't believe you can be that dumb. Niko achieved more on LAN than gambit if team achievements matter that much to you in individual ranking. Hltv said it many times they need just a lot of samples of play-offs performance to be able to judge someone esp. when we are talking about top 5. No one cares much about actually winning stuff, its not team's ranking. If Niko carried them to finals it matters much more than someone getting there as a team. Compare sh1ro's impact with Niko's, dude was incredible. It's not 1v1 game to implement your logic here.
2022-01-20 10:12
#372
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Europe Zwenix
NICE! Hltv didn't disappoint this time
2022-01-19 20:39
Niko should be #2. Awper stats so inflated. Always have teammates screwing their own economy to buy for awper. Niko with deagle alone winning dozens of eco rounds
2022-01-19 20:41
2 replies
#578
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Indonesia lukerey
It part of the game, bitch. Cry more
2022-01-19 22:58
1 reply
Malding ruski ur malding here
2022-01-19 23:40
sh1ro > niko
2022-01-19 20:42
nt
2022-01-19 20:46
#391
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Poland T1mero337
Niko 3rd XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2022-01-19 20:46
looks like at least the top3 will get hltv right. shoro is not top5 though.
2022-01-19 20:47
The GOD
2022-01-19 20:48
congrats sh1ro! well deserved!
2022-01-19 20:49
NiKo GOD TOP 2 congrats sh1ro u very good player!
2022-01-19 20:52
#6,#5, and #4 on gambit. Still drop map to col lmao
2022-01-19 20:52
Hltv keep contradicting themselves. Electronic was placed lower due to no MVPs but NiKo placed higher even with no MVPs
2022-01-19 20:52
2 replies
Lol +1
2022-01-19 21:00
+1
2022-01-20 22:03
Hhahahaha ezzzz for niko
2022-01-19 20:53
top 1 clutcher top 3 rating in big events 3 MVPs and a lot of tournaments NiKo with 0 wins in 2021 is higher :)
2022-01-19 20:55
7 replies
#484
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Brazil _Awper
Compare their LAN stats, HLTV never cared about online CS, and thanks God the online era ended. hltv.org/stats/players/compare/3741/niko..
2022-01-19 21:23
6 replies
funny cuz S1mple had 2020 the only LAN MVP of the biggest event in 2020 and was better by stats just nr2 vs 3 times online MVP who could farm more than s1mple cuz no cis rmr mvp that year. So Online counts or doesn't count for the ranking when it fits the HLTV narrative.
2022-01-19 21:28
5 replies
#497
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Brazil _Awper
That's bad English for a german... We only had 1 LAN Tournament last year and was not even that important when compared to the Major, which is definitely the A factor for Niko's top 3. After "event in 2020" is where I got lost, improve your grammar first and I will talk with you again. Have a nice day!
2022-01-19 21:34
4 replies
I am not here to write an essay for a class. Katowice was literally the Major of 2020. Even Striker and prof said that And it doesn't matter if there were 1 or 20 LAN events. And Niko didn't have a Major MVP so it shouldn't count more than 3 real MVPs You said "HLTV never cared about online CS" So you are wrong or HLTV does what fits their narrative.
2022-01-19 21:44
3 replies
#574
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Brazil _Awper
The thing is: we literally only had online cs in 2020, you can't compare it with 2021. Also, who cares about what Striker (Who?) and Prof(Who?) said lol? Do you want to hear my girlfriend's opinion? It has the same weight that those two LOL Think by yourself.
2022-01-19 22:46
2 replies
+1
2022-01-19 23:44
Striker and Prof have sth to say how hltv value things. Has your gf the same power? But we had LAN events in 2020 as well. Your argument makes no sense when you claim things that aren't true
2022-01-20 08:38
i said s1mple zywoo niko sh1ro
2022-01-19 20:55
Deserved
2022-01-19 20:57
Sheeesh ez for niko
2022-01-19 20:58
#430
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Finland 1jontte1
1. s1mple 2. NiKo 3. ZywOo
2022-01-19 20:59
#439
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Russia Xtinger
lol rofl???? sh1ro > niko. sh1ro (MVP = 3) > niko (MVP = 0) sh1ro (EVP = 11) > niko (MVP = ???) sh1ro (1st place at tournaments = 6) > niko (1st place at tournaments = 0) sh1ro (2nd place at tournaments = 4) > niko (2nd place at tournaments = 2) sh1ro (3rd place at major) < niko (2nd place at major) sh1ro (Rating 2.0 = 1.24) > niko (Rating 2.0 = 1.21)
2022-01-19 21:02
5 replies
#482
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Brazil _Awper
Compare their LAN stats, HLTV never cared about online CS, and thanks God the online era ended. hltv.org/stats/players/compare/3741/niko..
2022-01-19 21:21
4 replies
Following this logic putting elec behind hobbit and ax1le makes no sense. Find the actual reason m8
2022-01-19 21:38
2 replies
#567
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Brazil _Awper
The logic is because Niko and Sh1ro are close to each other, electronic in the big picture is not close to Ax1le and Hobbit this year.
2022-01-19 22:41
1 reply
#588
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CIS StandINZ
Great logic. But don't spread nonsense ty m8
2022-01-19 23:19
thats not a big difference
2022-01-20 00:29
#440
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Finland AliSabid
GG's deserved!
2022-01-19 21:03
#443
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Hungary ShadYyBoy
Niko top2? XDDDD
2022-01-19 21:04
2 replies
3
2022-01-19 22:19
1 reply
#584
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Hungary ShadYyBoy
for sure but most of the people even expected shiro at 2nd place lately
2022-01-19 23:08
#447
RpK | 
France HippzZ
Deserved, his impact is so low compared to Niko
2022-01-19 21:06
10 replies
so low impact and win tournaments compared to Niko. Tell me what impact is bigger? the 1.10 with winning tournaments or the one with 1.30 and win nothing.
2022-01-19 21:13
8 replies
#469
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Czech Republic fabZeef
where germans at? oh lol nowhere LMAO
2022-01-19 21:17
3 replies
?? context? But even BIG won 2021 tournaments.
2022-01-19 21:18
#580
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Indonesia lukerey
????? Dude how old are u? Why u all of sudden bring out the flag in an arguments? Lol.
2022-01-19 23:01
1 reply
Ruski fake flagger talkin about flats
2022-01-19 23:45
#478
RpK | 
France HippzZ
Bravo, you discovered that it is individual ranking and that team results are not the most important factor!
2022-01-19 21:19
3 replies
but win nothing is very awful also for individual ranking
2022-01-19 21:21
"it is individual ranking and that team results are not the most important factor" 2020 Zywoo got #1 coz of team results ... double standarts @ its best vs CIS
2022-01-20 13:53
1 reply
#777
RpK | 
France HippzZ
Congrats, you can read "not the most important factor" and understand it doesn't mean "a negligible factor"
2022-01-20 15:18
Impact is skewed towards entry kills. Sh1ro is just different style player.
2022-01-19 23:42
#449
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Argentina ReacC
Sh1ro time baby!
2022-01-19 21:08
LUL
2022-01-19 21:09
lol
2022-01-19 21:14
lol why tf
2022-01-19 21:14
unexpected First you rob b1t and electronic, now ch0k0 gets top 3 hahahahahahahahaha
2022-01-19 21:17
#475
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Russia Xtinger
I'm waiting for a comment from HLTV why niko is better than sh1ro.
2022-01-19 21:19
7 replies
#486
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Brazil _Awper
Compare their LAN stats, HLTV never cared about online CS, and thanks God the online era ended. hltv.org/stats/players/compare/3741/niko..
2022-01-19 21:23
4 replies
#516
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Russia Xtinger
2022-01-19 21:51
#523
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Russia Xtinger
MVP: sh1ro (3) > niko ( 0) 1st place at tournaments: sh1ro (6) > niko (0) Rating 2.0: sh1ro (1.24) > niko (1.21)
2022-01-19 21:57
2 replies
#569
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Brazil _Awper
I know English is hard for Russians, but didn't you read what I told you?
2022-01-19 22:42
1 reply
#774
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Russia Xtinger
Milan Švejda Editor-in-chief @HLTVorg: twitter.com/StrikerHLTVorg/status/148326..
2022-01-20 14:28
#492
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Czech Republic fabZeef
because he is /closed
2022-01-19 21:28
There is no consistency in ranking. For different places different metrics matter to prove their selection.
2022-01-19 23:17
#483
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Colombia JaiS
sh1ro>zywOo>NiKo
2022-01-19 21:22
#485
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Russia Rizasto
how to f niko better than sh1ro? This top is so bad
2022-01-19 21:23
1 reply
when are you free to meet?
2022-01-20 11:58
Thank the gods the Shiro placement threads are settled.
2022-01-19 21:24
Nice work similar named gentlemen))
2022-01-19 21:27
shiro was either 4th or 2nd depending on how they weighted things; it was never going to be shiro splitting niko and zywoo, because they’re both better players statistically with fewer accolades
2022-01-19 21:28
2 replies
#602
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Kosovo Theexend
Have you ever actually clicked on stats to say this thing? ZywOo has a huge leads on stats over sh1ro while NiKo is almost equal to sh1ro. ZywOo over-compensates sh1ro achievements by his much better rating, but NiKo has almost equal stats of shiro but worse achievements. 2. ZywOo 3.sh1ro 4.NiKo Was the most expected order.
2022-01-19 23:41
1 reply
their rating is only close because of the surviving stat; it isn’t even close in terms of the other elements which clearly weigh more as we’ve seen throughout this list.
2022-01-20 00:19
#496
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Puerto Rico pain^
imaging getting #3 with 0 trophies
2022-01-19 21:32
4 replies
This is player ranking not team
2022-01-19 22:22
2 replies
Holy fuck some people forget their brain in their asses
2022-01-20 00:31
1 reply
#803
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Puerto Rico pain^
Are you telling me that team acheivements shouldn't be taken into account ? seems like you're the one who thinks with his arsehole.
2022-01-20 20:02
2022-01-20 11:58
How you look at those stats and boom #4 Recency bias is unreal this year
2022-01-19 21:34
1 reply
Bet zywoo is 3rd and niko is 2nd
2022-01-19 21:37
so top 3 zywoo top 2 niko top 1 devilwalk
2022-01-19 21:39
#507
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Fiji Juuzou_
I didnt follow enough cs this year but are there people who can give an objective take on this? I read so much different things.
2022-01-19 21:41
2 replies
#519
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Brazil Elakk
Dumb people that think achievements and team achievements > stats and impact
2022-01-19 21:54
1 reply
#564
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Finland RPGWiZaRD
+1 I hate team achievements playing such a big role for a top player list. And no doesn't mean a Tier 3 player producing 1.5 ratings is a top-tier player as if it was truly skilled he would be likely signed by a tier-1 team anyway but when you compare both sh1ro and NiKo it's obvious to me if just looking 1v1 NiKo have had more impact and skill while sh1ro has been carried by the overall great team synergy and teamplay especially first half of this year. When the other players like Ax1le and Hobbit doesn't pop off sh1ro doesn't tend to either produce that big numbers. Meanwhile NiKo carried G2 to the rankings they are rn.
2022-01-19 22:42
thank god
2022-01-19 21:41
Better surviving than JAME? WTF IMPOSSIBLE
2022-01-19 21:46
2 replies
Its Sh1ro time
2022-01-19 23:49
+1 RIP jame time, long live sh1ro time.
2022-01-20 07:49
Zywoo > sh1ro in 2021 is a fuckin joke boys. Holy shit...
2022-01-19 21:53
1 reply
#718
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France HoxjE
Yeah not like zywoo has way way better stats in every single category
2022-01-20 08:07
#522
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Belarus J4ckp007
Next NiKo
2022-01-19 21:56
#525
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Russia deadbeef
NiKo < zywoo < s1mple
2022-01-19 22:02
#526
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Brazil Sr_Tiago
Totally robbed, he deserves top 2
2022-01-19 22:06
Lol wtffff
2022-01-19 22:07
#547
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Mongolia k0ng0
Lol why did My comment get deleted? Cuz i called out hltv for being biased towards ZywoO? Stop licking his asshole. Shiro>ZywoO this year and this is factual.
2022-01-19 22:21
8 replies
Yes... No trophy for VitaliLOL
2022-01-20 07:57
1 reply
#761
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Mongolia k0ng0
Imagine how bad Vitality Will be now with Dupreeh and Magisk. I mean half of Vitality don't even understand English very well.
2022-01-20 13:28
#717
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France HoxjE
Yeah not like zywoo has way way better stats in every single category
2022-01-20 08:07
5 replies
#760
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Mongolia k0ng0
Exactly! ZywoO has worse stats in many categories and yet they place him infront of sh1ro. I mean i'm not a sh1ro fanboy att all but this is just ridicoulous. I agree with you that Shiro should have been way higher than ZywoO based on achievments this year. But hltv is ZywoO biggest fanboy club.
2022-01-20 13:26
3 replies
#783
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France HoxjE
Yeah like i was looking at stats 5mn ago and shiro is ahead in like 80% of them, i wonder what hltv is smoking !
2022-01-20 16:52
2 replies
#799
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Mongolia k0ng0
Yeah me too homeboy. I hope they stop smoking crack it's bad for health. Better eat Good baguette with creme cheese or herb cream and prosciutto and tomato. Real Good nutrition for your Brain so you can make Good decisions in hltv top 20.
2022-01-20 19:01
1 reply
#800
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France HoxjE
+1
2022-01-20 19:30
And for achievements ? 0 !!!!! sh1ro > zowoo
2022-01-20 15:23
Hahahahahahahaha onliner
2022-01-19 22:21
#550
try | 
Brazil tlszin
sh1ro >>>> ZyWho?
2022-01-19 22:24
5 replies
#716
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France HoxjE
Yeah not like zywoo has way way better stats in every single category
2022-01-20 08:06
4 replies
Except tournament wins, MVPs, Vita often not even getting to play the top level opponents?
2022-01-20 11:17
1 reply
#796
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France HoxjE
check top5 stats from shiro and zywoo and you will understand
2022-01-20 18:43
#795
try | 
Brazil tlszin
sh1ro more mvp's, evp's, stats and team achievements in 2021
2022-01-20 18:33
1 reply
#798
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France HoxjE
shiro hugely not even comparable lower stats with expetionally huge bad stats on lan 1.01 impact rating not even top4 for his own team and zywoo 1.41 and same amount of S tier MVP, stay mad dog, shiro not even top3
2022-01-20 18:44
#552
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Turkey EydeX
Hltv admins are zywoo fanboys
2022-01-19 22:26
5 replies
#715
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France HoxjE
Yeah not like zywoo has way way better stats in every single category
2022-01-20 08:06
4 replies
#831
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Turkey EydeX
Stat wise i agree but achievement wise whole year gambit dominated everyone
2022-01-22 18:15
3 replies
#832
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France HoxjE
thats good that you agree with me because this list is not an achievment list but an individual level list
2022-01-22 18:21
2 replies
#833
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Turkey EydeX
Nah, u cant get in this list if your team achieving nothing
2022-01-22 18:32
1 reply
#834
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France HoxjE
yes you can, as well as you can win a tons of toornament and dont be in the top like perfecto
2022-01-22 18:55
Should have been #3.
2022-01-19 22:31
sh4ro
2022-01-19 22:32
Zywoo over sh1ro? Fuck off
2022-01-19 22:32
Looks like hltv mods deleted all comments that contain word robbed xddddddd
2022-01-19 22:38
2 replies
they actually did or at least almost all of them
2022-01-19 22:42
kkkkkkkkk 300 comments bye bye. XD
2022-01-20 07:48
#566
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Russia WTP0
WUT? 11 EVPS 3 MVP top4? So many finals vs Niko and Zywoo that played like 2 or 3 finals?
2022-01-19 22:41
2 replies
yes he didn t really carry, low impact , all this are thanks to team archivment , niko and zywoo carry some bots and deliver better stats
2022-01-19 22:45
1 reply
Well, sh1ro put insane numbers with his teammates being top5 and top6 players of the year. Basically he had less opportunities to kill due to strong presences nearby, but still got higher Rating2.0 than niko xD
2022-01-19 22:59
Deserved, a more skilled version of jamę so still usually kinda boring to watch
2022-01-19 22:50
1 reply
The most clutches last year so he is not too boring.
2022-01-20 01:52
#576
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Canada chanse
just put whole gambit team on.
2022-01-19 22:51
1 reply
No I won't
2022-01-20 11:57
dang those EVPs/MVPs
2022-01-19 22:57
#582
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Indonesia lukerey
Should've been #3 at least imo. If hltv doesn't really care about online tourneys, maybe they shouldn't make hltv top 20 for last year because most of them were online tourneys. No disrespect to NiKo, but those mvp and evps alone is an absolute point why sh1ro should get #3 although in a bigger picture I know NiKo still a much better player overall than sh1ro.
2022-01-19 23:06
4 replies
Again this ruski. ts not about online or lan Sh1to has his stata cause of team and highesy survival rate while niko most games singw handendly carried wins
2022-01-19 23:53
3 replies
#756
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Indonesia lukerey
true
2022-01-20 12:11
2 replies
Thanks for agreeing with me against urself xD
2022-01-20 21:31
1 reply
#814
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Indonesia lukerey
Np mate. Someone made a thread yesterday about NiKo vs sh1ro stats impact etc, I already changed my mind before I saw ur comment. Nice!
2022-01-21 06:30
schocking
2022-01-19 23:08
sh0r0 online g0d & lan trasher kek
2022-01-19 23:13
Sh0ro pro onliner and b8ter
2022-01-19 23:20
#592
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Kazakhstan alpamyS
robbed
2022-01-19 23:23
#593
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Bahrain Ax1yn
Let's go sh1ro, 2022 will be better for you 👊
2022-01-19 23:23
#598
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Kosovo Theexend
MVP/EVP in every tournament and still no 4, :D No way he is below NiKo
2022-01-19 23:37
sh0ro online trash, hltv keeps deleting based comments
2022-01-19 23:41
1 reply
everything checks out
2022-01-20 01:55
who will take the rating seriously after this year? every position in top8 is fkin joke ahaha
2022-01-19 23:56
expected
2022-01-19 23:47
I KNEW IT YEEEEEEEEEEEE LETS GO NIKO TOP 3 :D
2022-01-19 23:54
Niko 3rd cuz he is bigger name
2022-01-19 23:58
great job, was a blast watching you play all year. looking forward to see you climb again in 2022!
2022-01-20 00:05
No big Gambit fan, but Sh1ro played better than NiKo, it is a fact. Yes, we love NiKo’s carry performances, highligts etc, but if awards and stats matter, there is no way NiKo is above. Even when you read that excusive comment of “Sh1ro dropped in biggest events to 1.18 or how many” - so thats why? 1.18 is still massive. What coůd Sh1ro do? Win a major and go full rambo?
2022-01-20 00:13
2 replies
#630
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France r0ckT
NiKo's like zywoo last year. Many changes, many lineup, he even changes his role to be the awper for few weeks. Even with this, NiKo is great. You like him or not, but between a passive awper and a monster in any role, NiKo wins against sh1ro.
2022-01-20 00:52
1 reply
#732
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Denmark Weylyn2
G2 and gambit head to head niko Got shat on
2022-01-20 09:18
#624
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Venezuela xoile
imagine putting niko above him.
2022-01-20 00:27
2 replies
Imagine having a brain lol
2022-01-20 00:33
1 reply
Yeah, I remember Niko saying that he hates CIS Counter Strike. Well, we all know which trams dominated 2021.
2022-01-20 01:06
sh1ro > NiKo. If NiKo was a better player, he would help his team win, it's that simple. Sh1ro on the other hand did help his team win, so he deserves a higher placing.
2022-01-20 01:03
3 replies
+1
2022-01-20 01:48
Now imagine G2 without NiKo.
2022-01-20 08:32
1 reply
G2 was reaching the finals of big tournaments just the same without NiKo.
2022-01-20 14:06
HLTV clasic. Last year Christmas gifted MVPs, now sh1ro robbed hard!
2022-01-20 01:14
HAHAHAA NICE
2022-01-20 01:19
where are all these "sh1ro top2" threads, lol
2022-01-20 01:25
3 replies
Where is sh1ro top 1 2021 LUL??
2022-01-20 02:24
2 replies
electronic robbed
2022-01-20 03:23
1 reply
Yes... Electronic totally robbed...
2022-01-20 07:56
#638
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Russia 1578
Niko robbed sh1ro lol
2022-01-20 01:38
Cherry picking stats to prove their point. Sh1ro got robbed!
2022-01-20 01:48
Nik0> shito Imagine thinking shito is better than god Niko haha. Only shiro can do is saving, eco fragging in online tournaments.
2022-01-20 02:02
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2022-01-20 02:15
wtf??????????? Sh1ro > NIKO
2022-01-20 02:18
The big three in the top 3, well deserved.. 1. s1mple 2. Zywoo 3. NiKo
2022-01-20 02:24
#659
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Russia Yasubey
NiKo top3 kekw, only a mentally retarded person could put NiKo higher than sh1ro
2022-01-20 02:41
Peaking wise Niko is definitely better but consistency wise sh1ro tops over him. Niko was average before Lans but sh1ro never peaked and played as intensive on a high level. 50/50 overall I agree
2022-01-20 02:51
Wtf, this trash ! Sh1ro >>>>>>>>>> Niko this year.
2022-01-20 02:56
1 reply
trash vl =)) chua thay niko hon sh1ro o bat ky chi so gi ( ngoai tru impact )
2022-01-20 04:29
Unexpected
2022-01-20 03:15
A bit unexpected but it's not like niko did not deserve top 3. I've always believed that not all evps are the same, and niko's major evp is the best example for this. niko's major evp = s tier mvp already.
2022-01-20 03:21
1 reply
#720
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Kazakhstan UkiOnna
Shiro have evp in major too men))
2022-01-20 08:10
#672
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Iceland caverat
what a shame hltv sh1ro >>>>>>>>>>>> niko
2022-01-20 03:44
#676
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Russia Topmaniac
Sh1ro > NiKo 100%
2022-01-20 04:40
Robbed, he should be #2
2022-01-20 04:41
absolutely robbed, should be s1mple niko shiro zywoo
2022-01-20 04:54
1 reply
#712
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France HoxjE
Nt
2022-01-20 08:03
an actual baiter in top 4 kekw
2022-01-20 05:29
#687
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Belarus GalaxiT
Most anti team top-20 hltv that never was before
2022-01-20 05:48
#689
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Germany who|cars
sure all top 3 are esl partner xdddddd
2022-01-20 06:19
wtf
2022-01-20 06:24
Its not fair! He is good top 3 player... very bad HLTV
2022-01-20 07:06
Cry is free delusional fans of onliner noob trash
2022-01-20 07:17
OMG, it's so funny to read all of that "individual stats, who cares about team results bla bla bla". If you dont care about team results - so let's do DM rating of the year and it will be fair. Everyone defending Niko here saying "impact", but impact on what??? On his own ego may be? Or we're talking about impact on winning rounds --> games --> tourneys? It is a team game, I agree that personal stats are the base, but it should be analysed through team result's lence. And team results have to multiply every single personal stat. Only team results drive player to have higher level of competition. If we are not figuring that out, so why we are talking about big events. big matches or calculasing top 20/30 only? Let's put oSee/try/saffee to the top, why not? This is truly wrong logic at all...
2022-01-20 07:24
300+ comments deleted on this article. hltv moderating in shambles as per ushe. XD
2022-01-20 07:46
#708
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India JinKazama
very well deserved!! GGWP
2022-01-20 07:51
Deserved, impressive player, the future Why NiKfluck in top 3 ?
2022-01-20 07:55
#713
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Kazakhstan UkiOnna
robbed by niko
2022-01-20 08:04
Hltv put electronic behind Hobbit and Axile because elec's first half of the year was bad. At the same time they put Shiro behind Zywoo, though french's first half of the year was equally bad.
2022-01-20 08:16
5 replies
#731
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France bjjthibz
hltv.org/stats/players/11893/zywoo?start.. - 6 first months in 2021 - Top 20 -1.29 rating "bad"
2022-01-20 09:17
4 replies
Maps played: 56
2022-01-20 09:24
3 replies
#734
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France bjjthibz
Yes he displayed 56 times that he was the better one on the server, while having underperforming teammates, what's wrong with you ? How can a smart people truly believe sh1ro > ZywOo at playing counter-stike. Just take off your blinkers.
2022-01-20 09:27
2 replies
Don't try it, french dude, ur based
2022-01-20 09:28
1 reply
#736
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France bjjthibz
rofl and you're not, of course.
2022-01-20 10:00
#722
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Russia Finger2k
Shame hltv. Deserved more, than Nico without achievements
2022-01-20 08:23
mda... ebanii top hltv, 0iq
2022-01-20 09:07
1 reply
Soglasen tam odni eblany
2022-01-20 20:48
#739
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India slavloli
Everybody knows european kids are niko fans and they drive more money with their visits compared to russian clicks. This rating system has become a fan service now lol Gg
2022-01-20 10:36
1 reply
fanservice? AYAYA
2022-01-21 18:28
deserved. #3 zywoo, #2NIKO, #1 simple
2022-01-20 10:43
ggwp shiro, gl for next year!
2022-01-20 10:50
wtf... should be: 1. s1mple 2. sh1ro 3. Niko 4. ZyWoo
2022-01-20 10:58
3 replies
no we should be together
2022-01-20 11:57
2 replies
date?
2022-01-20 12:06
1 reply
yes meet me at Boris' place
2022-01-20 12:06
3- Zywoo 2-Niko 1- S1mple
2022-01-20 12:05
1 reply
Yes, and 0 - allu
2022-01-20 13:45
So Zywoo 3rd? NiKo 2nd??????
2022-01-20 12:42
1 reply
recency bias is stronk in this one, if that happens I will delete my acc and never talk on here again XD
2022-01-20 13:42
bot Kovac 3rd? wtf, swap them
2022-01-20 12:48
sh1ro > niko
2022-01-20 13:05
Three players in the top ten! I am so glad and so proud!
2022-01-20 13:57
1 reply
#772
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Germany X5ander
and where are my boyz???? WTF. Are 3 of my boyz at least in the top 3? But S1mple will maybe also in Top3, whats going on here ?!?
2022-01-20 14:10
good
2022-01-20 13:58
"Best clutcher of the year" Perfecto on rifle > Sh1ro AWP clutch
2022-01-20 15:03
well deserved young talent
2022-01-20 16:00
Sh0r0 the baiter qorst than s0mple
2022-01-20 16:56
#801
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Russia yazyaz
Should've been at least top-3
2022-01-20 19:46
#809
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United States Teztyment
ok HTLV can you please explain to me how NiKo is ahead of sh1ro? Please explain to me because basic math isn't adding up here?
2022-01-20 21:38
5 replies
They decided to completely ignore where sh1ro outperform niko ( mvps,evps,big events rating,overall rating,tournaments won),to favor niko with this : Although high enough peaks can make up for a lack of stability, occasional disappearances — especially in key moments and at the biggest tournaments — are likely to bring them down a notch.
2022-01-21 03:13
4 replies
They decided to take into account that sh1ro was mainly farming tier2/3 teams so his rating is boosted and NiKo was fighting against the best ( I mean NiKo got 35 kills against Navi in Nuke at Blast World Final 2021) Big events: sh1ro 1,22 rating 1,13 impact ( rating1,16 vs top5 - 1,18 vs top10) Big events: NiKo 1,19 rating 1,29 impact (rating 1,22 vs top5 - 1,21 VS top10) Elite events: sh1ro 1,19 rating 1,08 impact - NiKo 1,24 rating 1,37 impact Also sh1ro got 2 Mvps in tier 2/3 tournaments.
2022-01-21 09:34
3 replies
Niko_0_katowice_mvp sh1ro_1_katowice_mvp sh1ro>>NiKo /closed
2022-01-22 11:51
2 replies
#830
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Germany Matrixrl1
NiKo #3 Sh1ro #4 /closed
2022-01-22 15:05
1 reply
Flair checks out but I agree with you still! :)
2022-01-22 20:09
#811
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Bulgaria goshyy
Robbed imo, deserved top 3.
2022-01-20 23:53
#813
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India c1elo
ggez. Deserved <3
2022-01-21 06:17
Well, reading the conclusions at the end of the article, which are well explained, I see I differ about the priorities of the stats that weight more for the ranking. Mainly, It seems I give regularity/consistence much more importance than hltv staff gives to rank players performance during a full year period.
2022-01-21 14:28
(for example, ranking 3rd in his own team when it comes to average kills in round wins). He has top of his team 1vX, and you here counting farm kills.\
2022-01-21 18:06
#827
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France HoxjE
round wins includes 1vx situation, it just means that a big part of the time most of his kills are only exit kills to go save or a trade kill, which will put him a lot of time i clutch situation way more than the others players so this 1vx factor for him with the number of attemps he has is normal
2022-01-22 03:13
#835
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Netherlands PawnyCS
where is #3, 2, 1 thread? :(
2022-01-22 19:19
#837
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Romania noxoNN
He should be top 2...
2022-01-22 20:50
#839
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Poland Lyro123
should be top3
2022-01-28 18:08
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