sh1ro awarded first MVP title of the year

The fourth best player of 2021 kicks off his year with a bang by securing the fourth MVP of his career at Funspark ULTI Finals.

Gambit marched imperiously to the title at Funspark ULTI Finals, winning every series they played, and in doing so also secured the MVP by HLTV x BitSkins for star AWPer Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov.

The young Russian promised to "achieve higher and more stable results" after grabbing the fourth spot in his debut on the HLTV Top 20 list, and set about that task with purpose in his first event of 2022.

sh1ro was the clear MVP in this event

sh1ro stood out in plenty of categories statistically across the event, including rating (1.43), KD-diff (+102), multi-kill rounds (54.9%) and success in opening duels (80%); he also posted an impressive impact rating of 1.41, improving in an area that at times let him down in 2021.

The 20-year-old's best match came against Complexity in the opening round, where he posted a monstrous 1.95-rated 31 kill performance on Dust2 to close the series, but he was outstanding in every single game.

The two other MVP candidates were fellow teammates of the eventual winner, Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov and Abay "⁠HObbit⁠" Khasenov, but neither came close to sh1ro's sheer output or consistency by the time the grand final was done and dusted.

2022 MVPs by HLTV.org:

Funspark ULTI Finals - Russia sh1ro

Kazakhstan Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1115
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
815
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Nice
2022-01-24 19:50
13 replies
Sh1ro best player of 2022 so far, the true GOAT of csgo
2022-01-24 19:58
9 replies
#107
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China emperorxm
unreal
2022-01-24 20:25
2 replies
Deserved
2022-01-24 21:03
1 reply
onliner
2022-01-25 00:28
1.43 rating in 2022... what a god... so much better than s0mple in 2021...
2022-01-24 20:41
4 replies
Yeah Funspark and v4 > major and cologne 0 iq
2022-01-24 21:09
2 replies
300 iq
2022-01-24 21:10
#181
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
400 iq
2022-01-24 21:34
Yeah simple can never beat this record
2022-01-24 22:19
#239
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China RADNIKEY
By default
2022-01-25 14:24
#84
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Finland giliuss
What a cute picture of him smiling
2022-01-24 20:10
2 replies
#128
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United States brub
+1
2022-01-24 20:39
+1
2022-01-24 22:35
goat
2022-01-24 19:50
1 reply
#28
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Canada go1x1n00b
+1
2022-01-24 19:52
MVP for winning tier3 event nice
2022-01-24 19:50
35 replies
#38
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United States cmohr
Oh, the tier 3 event that had 5 top 20 teams attending?? Lmao nice bait
2022-01-24 19:55
30 replies
Also the best NA team participated in it
2022-01-24 19:58
13 replies
#64
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United States 3manu3l
liquid>col
2022-01-24 20:01
12 replies
They not even top200 tf are u talking about???
2022-01-24 20:07
11 replies
#81
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United States 3manu3l
ofc, but the ranking will go back up
2022-01-24 20:07
10 replies
Idc Im only talking about absolutes Chococheck>>>>>>>>>>>>>liquid
2022-01-24 20:08
9 replies
#83
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United States 3manu3l
sure mr.ibait
2022-01-24 20:09
8 replies
Am i lying tho?
2022-01-24 20:10
7 replies
#88
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United States 3manu3l
looking at rankings no, but looking at what the team can achieve, yes
2022-01-24 20:11
6 replies
Ok
2022-01-24 20:12
5 replies
#91
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United States 3manu3l
change flag to namibia and i will believe
2022-01-24 20:13
4 replies
Done
2022-01-24 20:15
3 replies
#96
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United States 3manu3l
ok thx that's all the proof I need cya in 10 alt account
2022-01-24 20:16
2 replies
I already changed 10 flags NT mobile.twitter.com/s1mpleo/status/145091..
2022-01-24 20:19
1 reply
#100
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United States 3manu3l
hltv.org/profile/1330036/kht if only he kept namibia
2022-01-24 20:17
#65
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Brazil GOELFLA_br
he mean't tier 2 event
2022-01-24 20:01
depends what he meant by tier3 cuz hltv has 3 tiers of mvp/evp: gold silver and bronze so yeah this one's definitely bronze
2022-01-24 20:01
12 replies
Lmao Gambit haters get rekt, There was Astralis, Fnatic, Big and Entropiq it was definitely a tier 1.5 event with prize money more than some of Iem events like summer and winter
2022-01-24 20:06
10 replies
Remind me, when was the last time any of those teams won any tournament of note? I'll wait Lmao
2022-01-24 20:13
4 replies
So u mean only teams who win are tier1?? Then G2 wasnt tier1 last year?? and if u think so, ur logic is flawed!! 🤷
2022-01-24 20:46
2 replies
When did I say only teams who win are tier 1? Their placements in tier 1 tournaments are trash aside from Astralis Blast fall finals where konfig had an insane tournament Stop sucking off Gambit just because they beat teams they should be beating.
2022-01-24 22:34
1 reply
Original comment: "Lmao Gambit haters get rekt, There was Astralis, Fnatic, Big and Entropiq it was definitely a tier 1.5 event with prize money more than some of Iem events like summer and winter" Your response: "Remind me, when was the last time any of those teams won any tournament of note? I'll wait" "When did I say only teams who win are tier 1?" Idk if you are stupid or you literally believe you didnt just align "winning tournaments" with "a tier1.5 status" It's not gambit's fault that Astralis with 2 major winners in their team sucks and Entropiq (#8 in the world) didnt put up much of a fight. Just because gambit is supposed to win against certain teams, it doesnt mean you can disregard their achievements. Nor it means other teams aren't ATLEAST TIER1.5 as THE OTHER GUY IMPLIED.
2022-01-24 23:41
#135 Rekted you lmao
2022-01-24 20:48
Astralis I'll give you but the rest of the teams are nowhere near and haven't been near t1 for a hot minute
2022-01-24 20:18
3 replies
Entropiq are #8 homie
2022-01-24 20:33
2 replies
Do you fucking think entropiq are actually a tier 1 team peaking at #9 when all of the other rosters around them are switching teams and losing or gaining points accordingly, making them a top 10 team because others lose points or their new team gains the points their earlier team used to own, and also, most of the top 10 doesn't play a game rn and they will start playing on friday
2022-01-24 21:01
1 reply
No but I think the top 20 teams are tier 1
2022-01-25 01:38
Tier 1.5 event? With only Gambit tier1? Cause fnatic, astralis, big and entropiq definitely are tier2 Tier1 rn: only navi, gambit, g2, vitality and heroic. This 5 teams ended 2021 miles ahead
2022-01-24 22:11
#132
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
gold and silver are t1 events. gold is for just the elite events. silver is for normal big events. bronze is for t2 or small events.
2022-01-24 20:43
fnatic = tier 2 entropiq = tier 2-3 astralis = tier 3 gambit = tier 1 big = tier 2 rest = who? lmfao
2022-01-24 21:05
7 actually with astralis, BIG, K23, ECSTATIC, Entropiq, Gambit & fnatic.
2022-01-24 21:31
*tier 2
2022-01-24 20:45
+1
2022-01-24 20:48
#166
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Finland Kashmiir
Vs Entropiq 2x Vs BIG Vs complexity REALLY KEKTV? XDDDDDD
2022-01-24 21:11
#185
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Palestine llihxelF
+1
2022-01-24 21:40
#5
Techno | 
Germany Rxpev
tier 2 farm starts here again!
2022-01-24 19:50
1 reply
#87
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Paraguay imjustmau
farmers league mvp baiter on t1
2022-01-24 20:10
#6
SolEk | 
Germany aL1337
CONGRATS
2022-01-24 19:50
Ez4russia
2022-01-24 19:50
CSGOD #3 TOP2022
2022-01-24 19:50
WHO ?
2022-01-24 19:50
#10
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Ukraine Loomian
Deserved, carried everyones fantasies
2022-01-24 19:51
farming stats nice
2022-01-24 19:51
nice but even with all mvps this year won't be higher than niko xD
2022-01-24 19:51
Mvps are not important unless it's a reason to give top-1 to zywoo.
2022-01-24 19:51
11 replies
#25
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Russia skazzi1212
huge +1
2022-01-24 19:52
Cry
2022-01-24 19:53
#45
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Denmark slacking
navi fans and crying about zywoo name a more iconic duo
2022-01-24 19:56
3 replies
#52
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Finland notits
+1 navi kids can never behave
2022-01-24 19:58
+1 lmao
2022-01-24 20:57
+1
2022-01-24 20:58
Still malding 1 year later lmao
2022-01-24 20:06
#112
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Slovakia CRMN1
still on this?
2022-01-24 20:28
#126
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Turkey orionski
it's 2022 and you are still malding lol.
2022-01-24 20:38
+1 lmaoo funny but true
2022-01-24 20:50
Lmao
2022-01-24 21:00
New S1mple.
2022-01-24 19:51
why tf a mvp for tier 3 tournament
2022-01-24 19:51
1 reply
Big entropiq and astralis are tier3 teams??? U r dumb
2022-01-24 20:51
fluke
2022-01-24 19:51
#17
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Sweden hxm__
Too stronk))) wp
2022-01-24 19:51
Tier 2 event, shouldnt count
2022-01-24 19:51
1 reply
Bronze mvp is given in tier2 events just like this one.
2022-01-24 20:51
wait you get mvps and hype for some tier 3-2 random online tournament WTF
2022-01-24 19:52
which tier is this? serious question. tier6?
2022-01-24 19:52
2 replies
#24
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Canada go1x1n00b
1.5-2
2022-01-24 19:52
#35
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New Zealand Iuca5
couple tier 1 teams and some tier 2 id say low end tier 1
2022-01-24 19:54
#21
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Canada go1x1n00b
Sh1ro top 1 2022
2022-01-24 19:52
#22
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Norway HologramM
1.41 impact ez
2022-01-24 19:52
Maybe he can do #3 this year
2022-01-24 19:52
cool
2022-01-24 19:52
#27
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Serbia okram141
ez for russia
2022-01-24 19:52
Well done. Keep up the form during Katowice, Hope to see Gambit vs Vitality finals.
2022-01-24 19:52
#30
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Portugal beatje
This tournament shouldn’t have an MVP lol
2022-01-24 19:53
2 replies
+1
2022-01-24 19:55
#55
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Ukraine ksay
why not? decent prizepool and teams. this is on par with StarLadder back in the days
2022-01-24 19:58
Better than Whiffko in my book
2022-01-24 19:53
9 replies
Ur book must be used for firewood
2022-01-24 20:52
8 replies
Sh1ro more Mvps this week than Niko last year 🤣🤣🤣
2022-01-25 14:22
7 replies
Still Niko above shiro in top20 list lmaooo 😂😂😂
2022-01-25 18:43
6 replies
What a trophy for Niko
2022-01-25 23:25
5 replies
Ikr major finalist and a better year than an awp abuser!! Definitely a trophy-worthy year for the BEST RIFLER ever in CSGO. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ cry is free !!
2022-01-26 12:20
4 replies
ZywOo and S1mple are far ahead of Niko with any gun you can think of. The guy never even got out of coldzera's shadow, don't come talking to us
2022-01-26 19:04
3 replies
I agree awp abusers are better than the best rifle coz if they weren't, it would be disappointing to say the least. Dont bring in coldzera or other players to fight sh1ro's battles. Makes sh1ro look worse than he actually is!!🥱🥱 Edit: zywoo and s1mple are only better than niko with AWP and nobody can say otherwise unless they are a delusional fanboy. Ps: I'd agree zywoo is the best pistol round player of 2021 statistically. Other than that Nobody is as good as niko with rifle and deagle!! CLOSED
2022-01-26 21:33
2 replies
I love the "awp abuser" argument because it's not backed by any stat, it's just a vague notion thrown out there when they have no real arguments. Best players play the awp because they are the best, not the other way around. Niko is just a good player that can't play the awp otherwise he would do like the others and his team might win something. He doesn't play awp because he is bad with it not because of some kind of noble cause that you guys love to believe in.
2022-01-27 14:35
1 reply
Of course he is not good with awp but he doesnt even need to when he can rifle like the BEST IN THE WORLD. Your hate seems illogical at this point.
2022-01-27 17:19
#34
JK | 
Asia flipflop
sh1ro 1 mvp 2022 s1mple + zywoo + Niko 0 mvp 2022
2022-01-24 19:54
sh4ro farming tier2 as always , wp
2022-01-24 19:55
Easy
2022-01-24 19:55
#41
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China HEIDASHUAi
Congrats.
2022-01-24 19:55
#43
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CIS Shvedixx
why gambit is played at tier 2-3 tournaments? if they can play like navi or vp at big events? they just take the free mvp for shiro...
2022-01-24 19:56
3 replies
#48
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Bahrain Ax1yn
Flair checks out, You're just mad Entropiq couldn't win against Gambit. #Cryisfree 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
2022-01-24 19:57
#49
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Russia skazzi1212
what are u talking about? blast? only for partner teams
2022-01-24 19:57
they are not blast partners, so why wouldn't they smurf this ez tournament and 150k
2022-01-24 20:48
#46
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Bahrain Ax1yn
Congratulations sh1ro 🤟
2022-01-24 19:56
#50
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Ukraine hexswitch
haters gonna hate, but 150k$ is 150k$ anyway. Congratulations and keep going the red machine!!
2022-01-24 19:57
Enjoy the deserved!
2022-01-24 19:58
i liked sh1ro at this event, he played more agressive, deserved
2022-01-24 20:00
2 replies
+1
2022-01-24 20:02
He is improving for sure +1
2022-01-24 20:57
#60
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Finland notits
very nice, sh1ro looking better than ever
2022-01-24 20:00
tier3?
2022-01-24 20:00
MVp for tiers 3 event? wtf is that...
2022-01-24 20:00
5 replies
#69
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Finland notits
more like t1.5 theres 3 top10 teams, 3 top20 teams and 2 top30 teams
2022-01-24 20:02
1 reply
+1
2022-01-24 20:04
Dude, there were BIG, Astralis, Complexity, Fnatic It isn't Shiro's fault all of them ate shit in the finals
2022-01-24 20:37
2 replies
+1
2022-01-24 20:57
So, not a single great team...ok then
2022-01-24 23:59
#66
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Philippines H0xfrey
congrats sh1ro! <3
2022-01-24 20:01
online gods
2022-01-24 20:01
#70
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Russia mshkoda
ez for young gods
2022-01-24 20:02
Already farming tier 2
2022-01-24 20:02
Easiest MVP of his career
2022-01-24 20:04
#76
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Ukraine sargon32
Tier 2 Onliners, lul
2022-01-24 20:05
that s why he dont get #3 in 2021... bc of t2 events
2022-01-24 20:07
Better than niko 15-11
2022-01-24 20:10
#90
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Denmark nicram64
Top3 2022 ez
2022-01-24 20:12
gambit - #1 navi - not even in top 8, ???????????????????? suck it naviboys 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎
2022-01-24 20:16
#95
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Chile 1cristiaan
robbed
2022-01-24 20:16
robbed and unexpected
2022-01-24 20:17
sh1ro>all
2022-01-24 20:17
#103
RUSH | 
Seychelles rs6a
Sh1ro has all the Mvps this year. Top 1 2022 for sure.
2022-01-24 20:19
nice
2022-01-24 20:23
#106
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Europe Zwenix
I feel like gambit will dominate 2022. Everyone is talking about g2 vs navi but gambit might be the new king.
2022-01-24 20:24
#109
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Brazil InViktor
No matter how many MVPs Shiro has in the year, in the end the top 3 will be the same! Shiro Top2 2021!!!!!!!!
2022-01-24 20:26
the goat
2022-01-24 20:27
Shiro, the new device
2022-01-24 20:29
sh1ro only 20yo and already making boys mad we love to see it
2022-01-24 20:29
4 replies
At this age, ZywOo already had two top 1
2022-01-25 03:04
3 replies
0 majors
2022-01-25 12:23
2 replies
He cannot get a major with his garbage old team. Even s1mple took 7 years to win his first major. Zywoo is now in his 3 year, remember.
2022-01-25 13:27
1 reply
he won't get a major anytime soon
2022-01-25 14:40
He just too good for events like funspark , v4 and etc.
2022-01-24 20:29
1 reply
Free money for gambit
2022-01-24 20:37
#116
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Russia IgorSV
Let's go gambit. Play more and more tier-10 tournaments
2022-01-24 20:32
tier 4 mvp
2022-01-24 20:33
#120
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Brazil Tieta
Here we go
2022-01-24 20:36
Nice...
2022-01-24 20:36
#127
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Moldova nutel
farming tier 2 teams starts
2022-01-24 20:39
best player of all time.
2022-01-24 20:39
Only tier 1 team in the event. Free stats
2022-01-24 20:40
#139
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Russia kawa4soko
So many crying kids here lol
2022-01-24 20:49
2 replies
+1
2022-01-24 21:00
#224
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Denmark MEN))))
No hate, but what is the point to give mvp @ tier2 event
2022-01-25 03:28
#143
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Ukraine d3adLY
good this mvp doesnt mean anything
2022-01-24 20:51
1 reply
But stats do.
2022-01-24 21:00
Congratulations
2022-01-24 21:02
how the fuck are you gonna award an mvp for an event where most of the top 20 players who actually compete for the top 20 don't even play??!?!??!?
2022-01-24 21:06
4 replies
among the players who do get to play that event, there will be one of them who will be the MVP. you still play the event, and you get the MVP for that event not that complicated
2022-01-24 21:15
1 reply
fine if they give an mvp award, but dont make it an official HLTV mvp award which counts towards next year's top 20 list. In order to prove you're the best in the world you need to play VS the best in the world
2022-01-24 21:18
these kind of medium sized events dont have a lot of impact in top10 twitter.com/Tgwri1s/status/1483511564036..
2022-01-24 21:36
1 reply
but the fact that they have an impact none the less is a crime in it self already!
2022-01-25 15:18
Onliner winning a meaningless MVP against garbage teams, oh wow
2022-01-24 21:08
nobody cares about gamb0t
2022-01-24 21:15
Waow in t2 tournament who gives a f
2022-01-24 21:16
MVP for tier 2 event yikes
2022-01-24 21:18
#174
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United States Teztyment
this kid is a fucking beast. Well deserved brother. Keep it up and your name will be talked about forever.
2022-01-24 21:19
sh1r0 tier2 MVP farmer
2022-01-24 21:24
54% multikill rounds holy shit
2022-01-24 21:35
#183
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Brazil wololo10
smurfing in tier 2
2022-01-24 21:35
tier 3 tournament
2022-01-24 21:44
Easy beginning lol
2022-01-24 21:44
will get robbed again so it doesnt matter
2022-01-24 22:20
#194
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Russia KICK_ZEUS
top 1 player of 2022 so far sh1ro>s0mple
2022-01-24 22:24
Deserved
2022-01-24 22:27
All these comments noone realising mvps have different tiers
2022-01-24 22:29
GOAT
2022-01-24 22:33
1 reply
0/8
2022-01-24 23:12
I dont understand the haters, if they got invited why wouldnt they play the tournament lol, ez 150k + ez warm up after break unlike the other teams + ez confidence boost by starting 2022 with a tournament win. I literally dont see any reason why someone wouldnt participate if they were gambit
2022-01-24 22:45
5 replies
Ever play a MM game against two top ranked players when you have no one good on your team?
2022-01-24 23:11
3 replies
I did play faceit with full 2k stack against 2 3ks, i dont see ur point, the ones complaining are the viewers fromhltv not the teams they played against
2022-01-25 08:00
2 replies
Because you didn’t get 1.43
2022-01-25 10:38
1 reply
? Still dont see it
2022-01-26 11:56
People just can't come to terms with meteoric rise of Gambit along side fall of old titans like Astralis, Fanatic, Liquid, Faze. Reality is hard to accept.
2022-01-25 00:42
lol what? MVPs for this event also? What's next MVPs for snow sweet cup?
2022-01-24 23:12
1 reply
+1 so idiotic to give this mvps
2022-01-25 10:45
See that? Tier 2 event, super ez for Gambit and he got MVP, this MVP is worth nothing like Major EVP, ppl have no idea... overrated mvp imo
2022-01-24 23:28
3 replies
Even sh0ro has Major EVP lmao ChoKo fan trying to feel good thinking that his favourite choker is better than an onliner kid
2022-01-24 23:53
2 replies
1 reply
Reply needs to have actual content.
2022-01-25 11:35
yung goat
2022-01-25 01:10
Its's fun cause the most important na event (RMR) last year dont have a mvp, but a random tier 2 event have...
2022-01-25 01:10
Sh1ro is very powerful, he just needs to be more confident on lan and then ez top 2
2022-01-25 01:34
1 reply
Yes, and ZywOo top 1
2022-01-25 03:02
Sh1ro with impact????? Wtf
2022-01-25 03:01
Tizian had the first tier 1 knife of 2022 right? You should make a post about that
2022-01-25 03:07
#225
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Finland AliSabid
What a shocker
2022-01-25 05:39
top 1 2022
2022-01-25 06:16
nice
2022-01-25 09:51
stop giving this mickey mouse mvps no one cares about tier 87 events
2022-01-25 10:44
1 reply
#251
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Russia warmike_1
+1
2022-01-26 18:30
Everyone at the event was trash, MVP stealer
2022-01-25 12:26
#236
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Iceland suriel666
lmao giving out MVPs for a tier 2 tourney at best and of course it's Gambit farming those again
2022-01-25 12:29
another year of Gambit farming online events then
2022-01-25 14:52
Sh1ro>Niko
2022-01-25 17:47
1 reply
Both>whoffee
2022-01-25 19:03
easy when theres no tier 1 opposition in the tournament
2022-01-25 17:48
#250
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Russia warmike_1
tier 3 online tournament has an mvp while a stronger LAN DH Tours 2019 didn't
2022-01-26 18:29
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