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.

After more than two weeks of detailed articles about the best players, we are down to the top three which will be announced on January 22 as a part of HLTV.org's Award Show, powered by GG.BET.

Three superstars are left in the race

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?

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Best player of 2021 to be unveiled during first-ever HLTV Award Show

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:

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Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
160
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
934
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
Czech Republic Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.90
DPR:
0.64
United Kingdom Freya 'Freya' Spiers
Freya 'Freya' Spiers
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
808
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
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
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Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1491
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
1. s1mple 2. ZywOo 3. NiKo announce already!!!
2022-01-20 23:12
83 replies
#14
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France marponche
HLTV wanting to make the top20 a popularity contest like the ballon d'or. Their illustration wouldnt look as good with sh1ro instead of NiKo amirite?
2022-01-20 23:14
61 replies
niko > shiro
2022-01-20 23:25
17 replies
Wow, thanks for ruining the suspense... -_- I thought frozen or roeJ can still make it, but no.. They had to tell me that choko, zywho and s0mple (who won as many majors as devilwalk xdddddd) are the final top3. Sad!!!
2022-01-21 00:48
12 replies
Devilwalk won more majors than zywoo, what a god
2022-01-21 01:46
8 replies
So does FNX, majors dont really mean much
2022-01-21 04:35
7 replies
s1mple_1_fnx_2
2022-01-21 09:02
3 replies
fnx 3 actually, won his first in 1.6 ;)
2022-01-21 09:53
2 replies
FNX POG
2022-01-21 12:27
1 reply
but if you look closely to picture. you can see 1. s1mple 2. Niko 3. zywoo
2022-01-22 00:49
You missed my point. He was making fun of s1mple for winning as many majors as Devilwalk, while the other "god" players haven't won a single one that he doesn't have an issue with.
2022-01-21 13:40
They do if you want to prove that one specific danish sniper is better than s1mple
2022-01-21 23:01
they do, but at the point whenthey won it, not 5 years later when they are completely washed and irrelevant
2022-01-22 14:17
#232
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Belgium bblbsc
Actually if you count the one he won while coaching devilwalk has won more majors than s0mple
2022-01-21 09:05
1 reply
Still more than ZyWho
2022-01-21 13:56
if you cant understand why Simple Zywoo and Niko are the best players you dont know the game man,or you are not watching the matches! always these guys making really good plays and are top fraggers on team! its to easy if you are watching matches to understand who is better
2022-01-22 16:29
professeur no hltv link hhahahahahahahhaah kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk axaxaxaxaxaxxaxaxaxaxacaxxaacaxaxxax
2022-01-21 06:01
2 replies
#210
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Latvia chebyrek
nt
2022-01-21 07:37
1 reply
what
2022-01-21 07:43
#354
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North America iluvnaf
niko sexier than shiro
2022-01-22 17:14
#56
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Portugal Papuchinha
Really? Niko is hundred's of times better than sh1ro...
2022-01-20 23:36
36 replies
#65
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Sweden Madrigals1
I can say the opposite
2022-01-20 23:49
24 replies
can u but it would be stupid god rifler > baiter
2022-01-21 00:06
11 replies
#236
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Ukraine Anhelick
rifle don’t give him an excuse. it’s cs:go he could choose to play with awp, but mb he is noob with awp and just playing ez rifles?
2022-01-21 09:14
10 replies
Niko is noobb with avp? Bruh
2022-01-21 09:33
6 replies
During the last few days of kennyS on G2, and for a short while after kennyS was benched, Niko took up primary AWPing. Unfortunately, he underperformed heavily, and soon amanek was made the AWPer. Niko is virtually irreplaceable as a rifler. He can't produce that impact with AWP - hltv.org/stats/players/3741/niko?startDa.. And that's fine. AWPing in Tier-1 pro CS is not even about mechanical skills. Other factors are more important, which take a long time to master.
2022-01-21 10:07
5 replies
I mean, i wont call this underperform he played awp after begin rifler for like 6 years in tier 1, this numbers arent even that bad and in fact are better than amanek's numbers, i think he just stood with rifle because he is undoubtly the best rifler
2022-01-21 10:13
3 replies
Of course, he is arguably the GOAT rifler, for a reason. It would be a terrible waste of time and talent to make him play AWP. It's just that people should stop making comments like, "He has such good stats *even though he's rifling*", implying that he would have better stats while primary AWPing, which is quite clearly not true. There is no magic involved either - if you trained your whole life mastering something, you'd obviously be better at it than you are at other things. Same applies for high sens/low sens.
2022-01-21 10:36
2 replies
Nobody is implying that he would have better stats if he was Awping. People are only saying that this is the first time a rifler has given actual awpers such a hard time and I think that makes him #2 player of this year.
2022-01-21 17:38
1 reply
#335
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Other ragkuu
You're wrong. in 2019, the simple played with a rifle and took 2nd place because there was a guardian on the sniper in the navi.
2022-01-22 12:39
He was insane with the awp at faze on D2. His awping stats on d2 are in fact better than broky's lol. Niko also awped like a goat at mouse. just because of that one bad event he's a noob awper? lol
2022-01-21 12:18
Maybe u have no clue about cs Ur also a Fan of blamef and jame?
2022-01-21 09:55
2 replies
#305
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Ukraine Anhelick
man, he could choose to play with awp, but he is playing with ARs. #AWPNOTOP
2022-01-21 16:49
#306
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Ukraine Anhelick
i’m not fan of anybody, I just adore magnificent cs:go and outstanding performances.
2022-01-21 16:50
#87
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United States amba01
niko is so much better than shiro as a player... look at them as individuals. shiro is just a solid awper who happened to be in the right place and right time so he got #4, niko has had a dysfunctional team pretty much all year AND he isnt an awper. with all that considered niko even outperformed shiro this year.
2022-01-21 00:16
10 replies
Look you might say that Niko is better player than Sh1ro but saying about right place right time is nonsense. He didn't transfer to elite team, he together with other youngsters made this team elite. Best player in one of the best teams deserves respect!
2022-01-21 03:44
2 replies
#180
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United States amba01
it is right place right time, gambit completely capitalized on the online era to make their name. if all the tier 1 events they won online were in the arena like usual, they would not be as successful. nothing wrong about what they did it was a great opportunity they used correctly but shiros #4 spot was boosted because of this.
2022-01-21 04:03
1 reply
Partially agree, online era helped them. But the cream always rises to the top so they'd be alright anyway.
2022-01-21 10:50
#234
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Ukraine Anhelick
and what? NiKo was able to play with awp like s1mple, zywoo and sh1ro, but he is playing with rifle? Was it forbidden for him or just awp not for everyone? I think it is so stupid to blame someone playing with awp. You are playing cs and you can buy the gun u want. Give s1mple or ZywOo rifle - they will still be top 3 players.
2022-01-21 09:13
6 replies
s1mple top3 players with ak? xDDD Forgot the time of s1mple when guardian went back??
2022-01-21 12:19
5 replies
#307
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Ukraine Anhelick
it’s ez for him to play with rifle in 1 year distance. Not for 2-3 stupid months without normal teammate.
2022-01-21 16:52
People seem to get caught on this. Switching positions at top tier play is a big deal. Underperforming numbers aren’t about skill level, it’s that he has to switch roles. It’s like if you drive to work on the same road for 3 years, and then suddenly having to drive there from a location you sorta remember going to once
2022-01-22 00:55
2 replies
Okay, but it's okay to bring up NiKo's ONE month when he was awping for g2?
2022-01-22 07:31
1 reply
They could bring up nikos awping, but it fits the same point, not enough time passed to see if it was good or not
2022-01-22 19:21
#336
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Other ragkuu
simple then took 2nd place in the top hltv
2022-01-22 12:45
You would be wrong. Niko has higher peaks, and more impact, especially when it matters. Shiro peaks at V4, while Niko peaks at the major. Shiro falls off when in the top events, and thats just a fact, and, unsuprisingly, something that matters alot when ranking who the best is
2022-01-21 11:18
+1
2022-01-20 23:51
#121
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Serbia dziggy13
+1
2022-01-21 01:06
Overall yes, but not during the last year. Combining the team performance and personal stats, shiro was a better player last year than Niko. If we go by your logic, simple unanimously should've gotten the first place for the last 4-5 years.
2022-01-21 01:22
1 reply
Narhhh ZywOo was better in 2020, S1mple really had a slump
2022-01-21 02:07
sh1ro won Katowice major and niko not??
2022-01-21 02:37
4 replies
Major?
2022-01-21 06:01
2 replies
Wasnt Katowice 2021 big major tournament? 1 mln prize pool and top contenders
2022-01-21 10:32
1 reply
#281
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Finland Yeah_Bud
Wasnt a major
2022-01-21 12:52
#226
NiKo | 
United States bwoo
online tournament nt
2022-01-21 08:47
Not even close to the same level - look at Nikos victories .. bribgs nothing to the team :)
2022-01-21 04:20
0/8
2022-01-21 07:15
u like the baiterplaystyle?
2022-01-21 00:06
1 reply
apperently hltv does since they are most likely gi ing simple the top1
2022-01-21 01:01
#81
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United Kingdom Xteria
It wouldn’t because it’s only ever been NiKo > sh1ro
2022-01-21 00:08
NiKo was significatntly better against top5 and top10 teams so I don't think sh1ro deserved #3
2022-01-21 00:32
True
2022-01-21 05:24
#214
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North America 007DBR9
sh0r0 might have had a 0.01 higher rating but every single of the most imporant stats ie everything except k/d and or dpr niko was better in omegalol
2022-01-21 07:44
#49
FaNg | 
Canada JC_123
where is OCEAN
2022-01-20 23:30
1 reply
goat igl
2022-01-21 01:05
#53
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Ukraine doduk
+100
2022-01-20 23:34
#100
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United States R700
niko > zywoo impact alone...
2022-01-21 00:29
6 replies
#209
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France HoxjE
Zywoo has better impact rating
2022-01-21 07:36
5 replies
#288
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United States R700
Team/game impact and an HLTV statistic are two completely different things. There is no stat to illustrate the space niko creates for his team. Essentially an entrying solo lurk that consistently finds impact kills. Zywoo is good, but if you count all of 2021- Niko had waaaaaaaaaay more impact across the year.
2022-01-21 13:43
4 replies
#297
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France HoxjE
Aahahhahahh, nt bro you have no idea what you re talking about
2022-01-21 15:02
3 replies
#298
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United States R700
? You simply say "you have no idea what you're talking about" without providing any logical retort. Thank fucking christ my grandparents immigrated to the USA. If this is the best level of debate you frenchies have, I dread the education system that brought you here.
2022-01-21 15:54
2 replies
#300
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France HoxjE
When someone say somzthing partially wrong you can take your time to answer but when someone say something completely retarded its boring to answer, G2 has been overall on the same level during toornaments than vitality and had hunter + niko to carry, outside of zywoo every vitality players were 1 rating or below like kyojin 0.85 rating, despite having less help from his team zywoo was able to solo won a Lan toornaments while Niko didnt win anything even with the help of hunter, vitality without zywoo is nothing While G2 without Niko could still be like last year with kennyS. ZyWoo overall has way more impact than niko on G2, without him his team is 0, G2 is not, and jackz is the bitch doing entries on G2, niko try to do it as well on some maps like inferno and zywoo does it Even more
2022-01-21 16:08
1 reply
you shut his "i'M mUriCA aNd iM suPPeRioR to you" bs lol. And fact is Zywoo entries >>>> Niko's entries. Everybody can see that. Only dumb american can say that Niko is creating more space than Zywoo tbh
2022-01-21 18:46
#178
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New Zealand SWARN151
+1 Clear as day xD
2022-01-21 03:57
#182
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Canada AyyyJayyy
yep
2022-01-21 04:20
+1
2022-01-21 05:40
professeur no hltv link kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-01-21 06:00
its s1mple, niko, zywoo. nt
2022-01-21 07:29
+1
2022-01-21 09:13
niko was better than zywoo
2022-01-21 11:12
1. s1mple 2. NiKo 3. ZywOo
2022-01-21 14:04
+1
2022-01-21 14:17
If you think a little it is placed there in the image. 1 Niko 2 S1mple 3 Ziwo0
2022-01-22 15:14
#355
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North Macedonia ANDR9J1
TODAY
2022-01-22 17:31
S1MPLE NIKO ZYWOO
2022-01-20 23:13
13 replies
And people thought dev1ce was better than them... Jesus Christ these kids are cringe
2022-01-21 00:22
10 replies
Dev1ce probably on level with Sh1ro, maybe a few % higher, but Niko, Zyw and S1mple are on another level
2022-01-21 02:08
2 replies
#333
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Germany mrzxea_cs
No? You cant say "probably" here. He isnt anywhere close to being a top 4 player. And thats not even an opinion it pure facts
2022-01-22 11:48
1 reply
This year i can agree, but there has been so many things going on, that it's understandable Anyone saying that Dev1ce isn't on pair with the likes of Sh1ro, if not better, should fix their bias
2022-01-22 15:35
device > Niko 2016 2018 2019 2020
2022-01-21 03:07
6 replies
Ghana talking lul
2022-01-21 03:11
1 reply
Bolivia flag and im from NZ
2022-01-21 03:14
Cry is free my friend :)
2022-01-21 04:26
device without Astralis topkek
2022-01-21 05:12
2 replies
device without emilia hult topkek
2022-01-21 07:58
topkek - haven't heard that in a loooong time
2022-01-22 15:36
+1
2022-01-21 08:29
Sure, look at the banner picture, niko its on the left, classic of the second placement, a case? it could be, but I think it was done intentionally
2022-01-21 16:23
#4
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Serbia KaLuOP
Ez niko
2022-01-20 23:13
Let’s go! Cool they are doing new stuff
2022-01-20 23:13
2 replies
#69
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Denmark lilbitmaw
Agreed, I think this is epic. Btw, who you think will be #2 and #3?
2022-01-20 23:56
1 reply
Is it even a discussion? Zywoo and then niko
2022-01-21 00:00
#11
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Poland Jevilek
very unexpected trio
2022-01-20 23:14
I hope the "bold predictions" don't suck for the final 3!
2022-01-20 23:14
6 replies
#66
NiKo | 
Germany Phibz
You mean torzi or m0nesy aren't bold predictions?
2022-01-20 23:50
5 replies
Too obscure, nobody's ever heard of those tier 10 smucks. I'm talking real upcoming talents like B1T, mistutaa and sh1ro
2022-01-21 00:33
4 replies
Honestly, you do have a point lol
2022-01-21 02:06
Bold predictions cant have ever played in a top 20 team
2022-01-21 03:08
1 reply
Like when in 2019, ethan (20) bold predicted that brollan would make the list next year, but was ranked above him in the same year (19th)
2022-01-21 03:09
#283
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Finland Yeah_Bud
Ofc theyre unknown, wouldnt be very bold to predict that s0mple will do great next year
2022-01-21 12:55
#23
DD | 
Philippines libon23
S1mple Niko Zywoo Kyojin
2022-01-20 23:16
3 replies
didn't expect that
2022-01-20 23:39
SANJI???
2022-01-21 00:22
1 reply
#109
DD | 
Philippines libon23
gone but not forgotten, my man sanji
2022-01-21 00:41
#28
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Russia egorlol
sh1ro top4???????
2022-01-20 23:17
lol s1mple is #2? WTF
2022-01-20 23:18
2 replies
+1 should be top5 max
2022-01-20 23:57
1 reply
+1111111111
2022-01-20 23:57
Ez 4 s1mple
2022-01-20 23:19
#32
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El Salvador Bredalow
I really wonder if the top clearcut top 3 is S1mple Zywoo Niko Hmmmm this show is gonna be so revealing Im so nervous i really dont know what the top 3 is gonna be like
2022-01-20 23:20
1 reply
yeah and especially number 1 could be anyone. We don't know at all
2022-01-21 12:02
#34
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Ukraine d3adLY
"Giving insight into how the Top 20 is decided" Pog
2022-01-20 23:21
4 replies
#54
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Albania Mgoldfish1
popularity
2022-01-20 23:35
2 replies
#138
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Australia opzy
Yep, that’s why device got #11
2022-01-21 01:53
1 reply
#240
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Iceland suriel666
he wasn't popular in 2021
2022-01-21 09:36
#114
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United Kingdom fal36
Here you go For those of you who like to try their hand at guessing the players in the ranking or just wonder about how it is made, here are a few crucial points to keep in mind: 1. Statistics: The ranking is heavily based on the numbers, but looking at year-long ratings alone won't tell you everything. Context is important, such as at which events players stood out and whether they performed when the stakes were highest in big playoff matches. 2. Awards: If you followed the ranking in previous years, you'll know MVPs and EVPs can make a difference. Not all accolades are born equal, however, as a big EVP (from a Major, for example) could mean more than MVP medals from smaller events. 3. Sample size: This is a ranking of the best of the best. To make it into the top 20, players have to show their worth against the best teams on a regular basis. If they haven't played at the top for long enough, the sample size is too small to judge. 4. Consistency: One of the factors in judging the players' year is their consistency, both from match to match and tournament to tournament. 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. 5. Recency bias: While it is natural for fans to remember more from recent times, we look at an entire year's worth of performances when determining the ranking.
2022-01-21 00:57
They already spoiled all 3 S1imple is in midle, its always the 1st place + he is laughing Zywhoo to the right is always 2nd place Niko 3rd is always to the left nice now everyone knows, they dont even need this show lol...
2022-01-20 23:24
31 replies
well on a podium the 2nd is on the left. Obviously a misdirect, though
2022-01-21 20:40
30 replies
did i say that it has to replicate a podium? (only for s1mple). Funny how people just assume things
2022-01-21 20:46
29 replies
kinda sounded like it. What else did you mean by "right is always 2nd place", "3rd is always to the left"?
2022-01-21 21:45
28 replies
i mean exactly what i said didn't i? Zywhoo would always be 2nd if everything that happened this year replicated itself and Niko would always be 3rd if everything that happened this year replicated itself, yeh i know it's hard for some people to understand.
2022-01-22 06:52
27 replies
"if everything that happened this year replicated itself" you never said that in your original comment lmao maybe lost in translation?
2022-01-22 16:34
26 replies
i didn't say that it had to replicate a podium either and why do i have to say "if everything that happened this year replicated itself". Funny how you spit out "maybe lost in translation". It's the same shit there, it's all about using your brain and you didn't. If it's not replicating a podium what else would it be lol. You just have to use your brain poor guy. "maybe lost in translation" What on earth am i supposed to translate here, u high?
2022-01-22 16:59
25 replies
okay, dude. "what else would it be lol" exactly what I thought it was originally.
2022-01-22 20:16
24 replies
What the hell is even that sentence?
2022-01-22 20:32
23 replies
well it seems that your English isn't that great after all :D
2022-01-22 20:32
22 replies
it seems that your skills in typing suck
2022-01-22 20:33
21 replies
lol, stop being so obnoxious
2022-01-22 20:33
20 replies
thats your answer? Haha pathetic
2022-01-22 20:34
19 replies
"it seems that your skills in typing suck" that was your answer after writing a grammatically incorrect english sentence yourself lol.
2022-01-22 20:34
18 replies
You wrote a grammatically incorrect sentence
2022-01-22 20:35
17 replies
I did not. And saying I did doesn't make it so. lmao
2022-01-22 20:36
16 replies
"exactly what I thought it was originally." So you're a liar too
2022-01-22 20:36
15 replies
that's a perfectly normal, grammatically correct, english sentence.
2022-01-22 20:37
14 replies
You can't even quote the grammatically incorrect sentence you just spat out
2022-01-22 20:38
13 replies
oh well. Since I like learning and considered that I might be wrong, I even grammar-checked both sentences using grammarly. And since you just keep arguing bullshit, this conversation is now over :)
2022-01-22 20:40
12 replies
back to the topic that you are trying to twist away from. You can't accept that you failed to see that it wasn't replicating a podium so you're trying to change the subject, and yet again you cant't even quote it, you just failed hard. You are also ignoran't because you obviously didn't read what i said
2022-01-22 20:45
11 replies
Well I thought that was concluded. I think that's what's commonly called a misunderstanding. I cannot read your mind, your post seemed exactly like the 500 other posts here comparing this to a podium. So please, let's end this idiotic conversation and move on :) Bye
2022-01-22 20:46
10 replies
Lol what was concluded? I talked about many things and you can't even say waht was concluded, just shows hoiyou own grammar skills suck and your overall skills in conversations
2022-01-22 20:46
9 replies
ok :)
2022-01-22 20:48
8 replies
When your enemy is pempty on words it's a sign that he lost the conversation, now get lost noob
2022-01-22 20:51
1 reply
or it's a sign that they don't want to waste their dime discussing with a sponge
2022-01-22 21:38
noob
2022-01-22 20:52
When your enemy is When your enemy is pempty on words it's a sign that he lost the conversation, now empty on words it's a sign that he lost the conversation, now
2022-01-22 22:06
1 reply
that the heck is that gibberish
2022-01-22 22:28
When your enemy is pempty on words it's a sign that he lost the conversation, now
2022-01-22 22:29
1 reply
I'm getting the impression that your brain is a little damaged
2022-01-22 22:50
When your enemy is pempty on words it's a sign that he lost the conversation, now When your enemy is pempty on words it's a sign that he lost the conversatioWhen your enemy is pempty on words it's a sign that he lost the conversation, now n, now When your enemy is pempty on words it's a sign that he lost the conversation, now
2022-01-22 22:51
s1mple zywoo niko
2022-01-20 23:22
#37
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Europe FaZeIsBest
niko's stats better but 0 tournament win
2022-01-20 23:23
3 replies
#83
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France HoxjE
Niko ´s stats are miles behind s1mple and zywoo
2022-01-21 00:14
1 reply
Both NiKo and zywoo are miles behind s1mple this year(u can filter the whole year and everything). As for NiKo and zywoo they are pretty much close (again u can compare). Not to mention that zywoo is baiting and NiKo is entrying.
2022-01-21 12:16
not really man sure he might be good but zywoo and s1mple gooder
2022-01-21 01:14
That’s pretty cool
2022-01-20 23:23
#39
Coffee | 
Netherlands p2dr
Top 20 fragmovie, nice
2022-01-20 23:24
imagine Zywoo over s1mple =)
2022-01-20 23:25
S1mple NiKo Zywoo
2022-01-20 23:28
yep final 3 is me me me
2022-01-20 23:28
The picture is a leaked podium. 1. s1mple (gold) 2. NiKo (silver) 3. Zywoo (bronze) That aside, it looks like a nice program.
2022-01-20 23:31
2 replies
#78
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Denmark NaNDO4j
+1
2022-01-21 00:05
#146
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Korea mercvry
Illuminati conspiracy. But yeah, it will be like that.
2022-01-21 02:34
#51
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Russia UnderVerse
you say that shiro's 3 mvps weren't impressive, but where are niko's impressive mvps
2022-01-20 23:33
who cares if top 3 are obvous? i am hapy for more cs content to consume
2022-01-20 23:34
1 reply
#334
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Germany mrzxea_cs
Nobody cares? Its all about who finishes 1st 2nd etc.
2022-01-22 11:50
ezzz top1 zywoooo
2022-01-20 23:38
#60
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Bahrain Ax1yn
1. s1mple 2. ZywOo 3. NiKo
2022-01-20 23:39
i mean honestly if it's not 1 s1mple 2 ZywOo 3 NiKo none of this makes any fucking sense anymore, fun idea for a big reveal party, sadly this year it's just so predictable.
2022-01-20 23:41
Another year another top 1 for zywoo
2022-01-20 23:54
#72
NiKo | 
Germany Phibz
GOAT>NiKo>Zywoo
2022-01-20 23:57
#74
oSee | 
Canada RelayS
Niko Simple Zywhoo
2022-01-21 00:02
Simple Zywoo Niko Predictable, just announce it
2022-01-21 00:11
5 replies
#160
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North America BoDaddy
Niko should be 2nd with how he dominated using a rifle, far more impressive than an awp
2022-01-21 02:50
4 replies
You forgot NiKo had to do it because his awping wasnt good.
2022-01-21 04:35
3 replies
#199
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North America BoDaddy
“Had to”? Again putting up those numbers without awping is extremely impressive
2022-01-21 05:55
2 replies
#211
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France HoxjE
No since without ak he is bot with an awp
2022-01-21 07:40
You kinda should realise that knowing how to awp. Makes game completly easier for rifler when facing against sniper rifler. You know the tendencies, possibilities and know how to play certain situation. People nowadays consider being rifler an achievement over being awper, and call s1mple, zywoo awp abuser when in fact they werent awpers in the first place. More of Riflers that were able to transition, putting these numbers for niko is indeed impressive but it doesn't mean place him above the rest. When he failed his primary role he was given, he fled and said that he won't do it and Amanek should do it.
2022-01-21 14:47
#84
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Other KittyVN
deserved would be 1)S1mple 2)NiKo 3) Zywoo imo
2022-01-21 00:14
7 replies
#86
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France HoxjE
Niko not even close to zywoo
2022-01-21 00:15
4 replies
#90
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Germany N4ime
flag
2022-01-21 00:19
3 replies
#111
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France HoxjE
stats
2022-01-21 00:47
2 replies
#159
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North America BoDaddy
yes the stats show Niko got those stats without an awp.... Way more impressive than an awp abuser
2022-01-21 02:50
1 reply
#175
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France HoxjE
who is the awp abuser ? zywoo who got as much rifle as awp kills ?
2022-01-21 03:46
#158
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North America BoDaddy
agreed
2022-01-21 02:49
#241
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Iceland suriel666
+1
2022-01-21 09:39
Is it hard to announce s1mple - ZywOo - Niko?
2022-01-21 00:19
s1mple #1
2022-01-21 00:22
Good job by hltv to post all 3 in one day to prevent people from spamming :)
2022-01-21 00:23
1 reply
Yeah, that's a good reasoning behind the idea also. :D EDIT: Typographical error.
2022-01-21 00:33
#101
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Brazil Semeon
very unfair sh1ro played well all year... zywoo and Nik0 only woke up to the game almost at the end of the season... sh1ro in my personal top2 without a doubt.
2022-01-21 00:30
2 replies
#157
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North America BoDaddy
Niko DOMINNATED the world to end the year, its way more impressive to dominate as a rifler than to be good all year with an awp
2022-01-21 02:49
There is not a single month this year where shiro had better stats than zywoo. Stop smoking right now
2022-01-21 11:38
I'm as psyched as everybody else is but I still think it would've been better for the previous years where we had no idea of the placings. It's pretty much guaranteed placements are s1mple, ZywOo and then NiKo with sh1ro being ranked 4th.
2022-01-21 00:32
Love this 😁 Looking forward to the show!
2022-01-21 00:39
We already know simple is 1. The real issue was 2-4 with Niko shiro and zywoo.
2022-01-21 00:40
This is going to be zellsis’ year I just know it
2022-01-21 00:49
#122
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Serbia dziggy13
Simple, Niko, Zywoo
2022-01-21 01:09
1 simple 2 Niko 3 zywoo
2022-01-21 01:28
1 Zywoo 2 Niko 3 S1mple
2022-01-21 01:30
#129
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France r0ckT
Hope they will make it like a real event for the next year. With all the 20 players and teams in an arena, and crowd. like a nba all stars with csgo games. Hope this first hltv event wont be the last, and understand their mistakes about the csgo scene
2022-01-21 01:36
isn't it obvious already who would be the last 3
2022-01-21 01:36
I'd be so happy if NiKo is top 2 PogU
2022-01-21 01:43
4 replies
yes, NiKo on the left, top 2 confirmed
2022-01-21 02:45
1 reply
monkaW hopefully man. Let's see.
2022-01-21 08:24
#154
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North America BoDaddy
deserves it with how he finished the year
2022-01-21 02:46
1 reply
+1 but somehow I still feel sh1ro was robbed. But eh, I'm not complaining if NiKo gets #2.
2022-01-21 08:25
Instead of making fake hype why not just announce the winners and have an awards ceremony to hear from the winners, i don't know…ill still watch it but if you try to kake suspense it’ll be, as the zoomies say, cringe
2022-01-21 01:43
5 replies
millions of threads about the placement tell otherwise.
2022-01-21 02:24
2 replies
You mean you are excited to see if niko or zywoo will get 2nd place? Who fuckin cares.
2022-01-21 02:35
1 reply
No im not. I don't care about the top20 at all. But hltv community does obv
2022-01-21 09:16
"have an awards ceremony to hear from the winners" That is exactly what we are doing No cringe is in the plans (can't guarantee though)
2022-01-21 08:48
1 reply
Im half joking, but I wish it was a bit more robust, maybe top 10 next year? Makes it a bit more exciting to watch - still looking forward to seeing the show tho
2022-01-21 14:50
huh Zywoo in top3? I thought it would be S1mple, Niko and ChrisJ
2022-01-21 02:11
Award show lol
2022-01-21 02:23
#151
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Indonesia lukerey
NiKo get #2 ? Pot He was a beast and still is.
2022-01-21 02:44
#152
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North America BoDaddy
Honestly S1mple Niko ZywOo Only because Niko was above and beyond the best player in the world to finish the year. Not at any point was ZywOo the best player in the world all year
2022-01-21 02:45
1 reply
#212
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France HoxjE
And still zywoo s stats are miles ahead of niko
2022-01-21 07:42
#161
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Nepal sasukeee
S1mple Niko ZywOo
2022-01-21 02:51
#164
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United States Will767
Zywuwuuuuu
2022-01-21 03:04
GOD S1MPLE
2022-01-21 03:48
Niko top1
2022-01-21 04:39
#190
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Brazil hugoooo
Knowing #21, #22, #23 will be far more interesting that anything that can happen with #1, #2 and #3
2022-01-21 04:51
6 replies
#192
Snax | 
Poland Mval
#21 REZ #22 cadiaN #23 TeSeS/yuurih monkaHmm
2022-01-21 05:24
5 replies
#196
Snax | 
Poland Mval
I forgot about frozen
2022-01-21 05:45
Yuurih? Haha what?
2022-01-21 08:09
3 replies
#222
Snax | 
Poland Mval
He had a great year just like KSCERATO
2022-01-21 08:16
2 replies
Same hilarious map count as Kscerato. Shouldn't be near top 20.
2022-01-21 11:39
1 reply
#273
Snax | 
Poland Mval
Well, I didn't create the ranking. If KSCERATO is top 15, yuurih can't be far behind as well.
2022-01-21 11:59
The only rifler in top 4
2022-01-21 05:36
#198
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Pakistan Rebel_111
SANJI lumber#1 <3
2022-01-21 05:46
Niko will be #2 xD
2022-01-21 06:32
NiKo top 2 ez
2022-01-21 07:18
#216
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Europe letqpena
1. s1mple 2. niko 3. zywoo
2022-01-21 07:50
s1 Ni Zy
2022-01-21 08:05
#228
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Ukraine Schnazzy
1. s1mple (doesn't require arguments) 2. ZyWho (1 MVP) 3. NiKo (0 MVP) but I'll be happy if NiKo takes 2nd place
2022-01-21 08:52
These 3 with dev1ce & f0rest are the greatest ever, can't wait to see if b1t can hold on to his form longer than these past 7 months because he could be another great player!
2022-01-21 09:01
We all know s1mple is #1.
2022-01-21 09:12
#245
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Iceland suriel666
1. s1mple obviously 2. niko 3. zyw°°
2022-01-21 09:44
#249
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Hong Kong sti11fac
LOL everyone saying s1mple #1 its 33.3% chance!
2022-01-21 09:55
5 replies
0/8
2022-01-21 10:00
#253
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Germany X5ander
0iq
2022-01-21 10:03
33.3%? LOL, everyone knows the top 3, with 99.9% accuracy.
2022-01-21 10:09
2 replies
#256
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Hong Kong sti11fac
Yes but 99.9/3=33.3%
2022-01-21 10:11
1 reply
No, we knew the order of the top 3 pretty accurately... So s1mple being #1 wasn't 33.3% but more like 99.9%.
2022-01-24 11:06
#258
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Hungary saxxo
Well, it won't be a big surprise...
2022-01-21 10:22
S1mple this year, has to be. although some of sh1ro performance was basically him doing outbody experiences.
2022-01-21 10:53
#265
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Romania b0jack
Nice
2022-01-21 11:18
Just look at the photo... xDDDDD S1mple is clearly #1 at this photo, NiKo is somehow #2 (but he gonna be 3rd) and Zywoo is 3rd (gonna be 2nd)
2022-01-21 11:34
#268
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Faroe Islands e1z31
Zywoo 1.28 rating > s2mple 1.25 rating Pog godwoo top 1 letsgo
2022-01-21 11:37
2 replies
are you trying to be funny or what?
2022-01-21 11:49
1 reply
are you trying not to laugh or what?
2022-01-21 13:41
1. S1mple 2. Niko 3. zyWooo
2022-01-21 11:54
I think the top 3 will look like this: 1.s1mple 2.Niko 3.ZywOo
2022-01-21 12:30
Shiro was better than Zywoo this year.
2022-01-21 12:54
1 reply
Everyone knows that but he has no lobby. For hltv it is not about real fair top 20. They want to sell that shit. And Niko better seller than shiro. BaitF and elige for the same reason in top 20 and last year some really weak NA players in the list. To sell it for NA scene Also reasons for zywho nr1 2020. Great story line cuz they know to create a plastic rivalry with S1mple sells better.
2022-01-21 16:39
For me, shiro is a top player and is getting closer to these top 3. These top 3 are still in different league. the only difference between them is titles. if only G2 keep winning like Navi last year, Niko stats will be higher than simple and zywoo. and the fact niko is a rifler tell you how scary he is. my prediction will be 1.simple 2.niko 3.zywoo
2022-01-21 13:09
My predic: 1. S1mple 2. ZyWoO 3. NiKo
2022-01-21 14:11
2 replies
you're really talented in reading the future
2022-01-22 16:09
1 reply
I was correct HAHA
2022-01-28 12:01
what the heck ? SPOILER ALERT ??????
2022-01-21 16:00
1.s1mple 2.NiKo 3.ZywOo
2022-01-21 16:53
1. s1mple 2. NiKo 3. ZywOo
2022-01-21 17:21
zywoo niko s1
2022-01-21 18:52
#318
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Estonia im_better
stream?
2022-01-21 19:14
#319
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Finland AliSabid
less go mens
2022-01-21 19:40
what announcement? its announced already, isnt it? #1 s1mple #2 ZywOo #3 NiKo
2022-01-21 21:12
let's go
2022-01-22 00:49
NiKo should be #2 zywoo #3 S1mple should be #1 for 2021 and 2022 lol
2022-01-22 01:01
21, 22, 23 will be frozen el1an and refrezh
2022-01-22 12:50
niko 1 pimple 2 zywoo 3.
2022-01-22 15:07
1. S1mple 2. zywoo 3. Niko
2022-01-22 15:12
1 reply
Yes i think this too
2022-01-22 16:02
#343
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Ukraine StaR1y
⁠NiKo⁠ top2!
2022-01-22 15:34
NiKo was the best
2022-01-22 16:00
hltv d'or
2022-01-22 16:09
#352
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Russia illius12
1. S1mple 2. Niko 2. Zywhoo
2022-01-22 16:44
1. SolEk 2. Niko 3. zywoo
2022-01-22 19:23
#377
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Czech Republic Toxin88
who are the players that missed out? (#21, #22, #23)
2022-01-22 21:01
1 reply
xdd
2022-01-23 04:56
who took 21st, 22nd and 23rd place?
2022-01-24 22:26
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