Top 20 players of 2021: Down to the final three
Seventeen spots on the list have been revealed — the last three will be on January 22.
The announcements of HLTV.org's annual ranking of the best players kicked off on January 3 with the release of the first article of the year, and the process is slowly coming to an end.
Following the reveal of Dmitry "sh1ro" Sokolov as the fourth-best player of 2021, the confirmation that Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, and Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut are the three players in contention for the final spots comes as no surprise.
But what will the final order be?
To find that out tune in to our live stream which starts at 19:00 on Saturday. The announcements of the best players will happen at 20:00 , with the standard article releases and social media posts accompanying them.
As a part of the HLTV Award Show, we will also celebrate the best team and highlight of the year, reveal the three players that were the closest to making the Top 20, and give more interesting details.
The HLTV Award Show will be hosted by Freya "Freya" Spiers and Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, supported by Milan "Striker" Švejda and Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and broadcast live from a studio location in Copenhagen, Denmark.
HLTV Award Show topics:
- Revisiting the key moments of 2021
- Giving insight into how the Top 20 is decided
- Who missed out? (#21, #22, #23)
- Best team and highlight announcement
- Revealing the #3, #2, #1 of 2021
- Bold predictions and 2022
- Premiere of HLTV Top20 2021 fragmovie
For more information about the Top20 players of 2021, check out our introduction article.
This year's ranking is supported by:
GG.BET - Online betting and odds on sport and esports