broky picks up first MVP of his career in Katowice

The Latvian produced the best big LAN performance of his life to lead his team to victory despite playing with a stand-in.

Young star Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants played a stellar event at IEM Katowice and takes home not only a winner's medal, but the MVP award by HLTV & BitSkins. The Latvian AWPer was ever-present at the top of the scoreboard for FaZe as they romped to victory at the first big LAN event of the year, with the team besting G2 in a thriller of a grand final.

This is broky's first MVP and comes not long after the 21-year-old made his first appearance on the HLTV top 20 players of the year ranking, debuting at No. 20.

broky dominated throughout the event.

broky led the event in a plethora of stats including KD-diff (+134), kills per round (0.84), and rating (1.30). He was also the joint best clutcher at the event, alongside Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač, with 10 1vsX won.

He played several outstanding series, with two coming against Liquid and in defeat to Natus Vincere, but the pick of the bunch was his 1.61 rated domination of Gambit in the quarter finals.

It was a tight race for MVP between broky and fellow finalist Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač, but the Bosnian rifler's complete lack of impact in the playoffs severely hurt his case for the accolade. The other half of the Kovač duo, huNter-, deserves special mention for managing to claw his way into the race during the playoffs, and for being the best player in the grand final even in defeat.

2022 MVPs by HLTV.org:

IEM Katowice 2022 - Latvia broky
Funspark ULTI Finals - Russia sh1ro

Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1415
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
627
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.61
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
#1
rigoN | 
Albania ZxTox
<3
2022-02-27 22:38
17 replies
Jks robbed
2022-02-27 22:38
16 replies
Don't be lost in the final buddy. Check all broky performance before finals.
2022-02-27 22:39
14 replies
#36
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Brazil Felpepino
+1
2022-02-27 22:41
Weird way to say Jks robbed
2022-02-27 22:44
5 replies
Don't be cringe
2022-02-27 22:50
4 replies
justin "jks" savage robbed
2022-02-27 23:02
3 replies
2 replies
ok jks hater
2022-02-28 04:06
Imagine quoting stats when Justin Jks Savage was clearly robbed
2022-02-28 06:58
#50
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Latvia Vebster
+1
2022-02-27 22:44
#85
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Turkey hansolo26
+1
2022-02-27 23:05
Well jks is the only reason that he was able to play on that’s stage. He filled 2 spots in a team, excelled in both whilst winning the d damn thing - and that’s why it’s a complete robbery!
2022-02-27 23:07
Don’t be so serious buddy, it was a joke I believe. Ofc broky is the mvp but everyone is talking about JKS cause he is stand in. Same as everyone was talking about croman when he was stand in for faze
2022-02-27 23:17
3 replies
<3
2022-02-27 23:19
Honestly Karrigan is so good with stand ins because he makes them comfortable not just fill roles
2022-02-28 06:59
1 reply
+1, most IGLs can't even get their players comfy in a couple months, let alone a couple days lol. That being said, jks' performance is probably going to go down as one of the best in the history of stand-ins, if not the best. Simply incredible stuff
2022-02-28 08:05
dont be fucker
2022-02-28 06:54
deserved
2022-02-27 22:38
1 reply
#87
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Finland Kashmiir
Broky GOD!
2022-02-27 23:07
jks numba 1
2022-02-27 22:38
#4
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Turkey PhauX
Good awper
2022-02-27 22:38
ez
2022-02-27 22:38
#7
broky | 
Latvia Zau
Legend
2022-02-27 22:38
LATVIAN LASER
2022-02-27 22:38
3 replies
haha yea such a funny nickname maybe it sticks
2022-02-27 23:19
2 replies
actually its a nba players nickname who is also from Latvia
2022-02-27 23:42
1 reply
cool
2022-02-27 23:43
#9
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Portugal Rpfmc
Ez
2022-02-27 22:38
Yeah but when Jks smiles 😍😍😍
2022-02-27 22:38
4 replies
#95
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Australia CaZeR01
jks smile the real mvp
2022-02-27 23:13
Yea, i never seen him as happy
2022-02-27 23:17
#106
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Brazil Necro_Spa
when jks smiles i go 🥰🥰😍😍😍
2022-02-27 23:37
+1
2022-02-27 23:39
deserved
2022-02-27 22:38
deserved. finally steps up for 1.30
2022-02-27 22:38
Stellar performance whole event.
2022-02-27 22:38
God broky
2022-02-27 22:38
deserved, this guy evolved so much as player
2022-02-27 22:38
1 reply
+10000
2022-02-27 23:39
Congrats Broky !! You are insane
2022-02-27 22:39
#18
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Finland AksuNd
Deservez
2022-02-27 22:39
#19
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Norway KhT
goatky
2022-02-27 22:39
EXPECTED
2022-02-27 22:39
<3
2022-02-27 22:39
#23
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Albania Mgoldfish1
First real mvp of 2022
2022-02-27 22:39
3 replies
#37
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Brazil GOELFLA_br
+1
2022-02-27 22:41
+1
2022-02-27 23:18
+1
2022-02-27 23:39
deserved, good job by the latvian laser
2022-02-27 22:39
2 replies
#28
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
+1 but I love your name even more Hahah anyway kinda sad
2022-02-27 22:40
1 reply
yeah its a meme name but im also sad that swag got the perma ban, dude was so good back then
2022-02-27 22:53
#25
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Nice
2022-02-27 22:39
deserved
2022-02-27 22:40
#27
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Latvia Gadmin
BROKY SO GOOD, GOATKY AND GODKY, LATVIAN LASER DESERVED THIS 100% GOOD JOB #FaZeUp
2022-02-27 22:40
Deserved. He had a star player stats in the whole tournament. Looks like he's finally being consistent
2022-02-27 22:41
deserved)
2022-02-27 22:41
deserved
2022-02-27 22:41
#33
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Russia Qwerty3903
deserved
2022-02-27 22:41
130% deserved!
2022-02-27 22:41
#35
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Latvia Roberts2k
godky
2022-02-27 22:41
godky
2022-02-27 22:41
jks first big win Broky first MVP I truly hope this year is the year Karrigan gets his major.
2022-02-27 22:41
GG
2022-02-27 22:41
goatky <3
2022-02-27 22:42
#42
rain | 
Libya Planum
First of many <3
2022-02-27 22:42
#43
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Czech Republic ||STK||
FAZE ALL THE WAY IN FROM PLAY INSSSS
2022-02-27 22:42
#44
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Croatia _doppler_
What a chad this guy, never lost the finals
2022-02-27 22:43
#45
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Latvia Ricix
fan since day 1 <3
2022-02-27 22:43
1 reply
Hello brother
2022-02-27 22:54
#46
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North America AsheS_EdeN
I just want to know why his room is so dark.
2022-02-27 22:43
#49
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United States TARIK_GOAT
deserves
2022-02-27 22:44
#51
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Ukraine Xpicyy
Deserved <3
2022-02-27 22:44
#52
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Norway botky
wp man
2022-02-27 22:45
#53
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Belarus danch1k
Fucking beast
2022-02-27 22:45
#54
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Turkey _TT
when Jks smiles me: 😍😍😍
2022-02-27 22:45
2 replies
#61
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United States cybonics
2022-02-27 22:48
1 reply
#146
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Turkey _TT
lol i saw that video, so good to see again after this 😍😍😍
2022-02-28 19:12
#55
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Austria gex0r
very well deserved this guy is constantly delivering for a long time
2022-02-27 22:46
W
2022-02-27 22:47
#60
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United States cybonics
deserved
2022-02-27 22:48
well deserved, gj!
2022-02-27 22:50
#64
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United States ArtilleryZ
Well deserved!
2022-02-27 22:50
I have been supporting him since 2019 so many people hated him in this journey but I knew he can do it Well done broky <3
2022-02-27 22:50
jks robbed
2022-02-27 22:50
Dude played like a monster, wp wp
2022-02-27 22:50
godky
2022-02-27 22:51
Congrats!
2022-02-27 22:52
who is monesy?
2022-02-27 22:52
karrigan robbed
2022-02-27 22:52
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
2022-02-27 22:54
W and deserved
2022-02-27 22:55
Broke might be the greatest awper in the world right now. Well deserved
2022-02-27 22:58
2 replies
#136
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Sweden dogtown
And clutcher
2022-02-28 08:13
He had a great tournament but you forget about ZyWoo and s1mple brother, he is probably top3 after those 2 tho
2022-02-28 11:23
best tournament of his life
2022-02-27 22:58
#79
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Denmark slacking
deserved, all trash talkers from last year must feel pretty useless
2022-02-27 22:58
Twistzz EVP?
2022-02-27 23:03
1 reply
For sure, broky twistzz and jks played like gods
2022-02-27 23:20
Not deserved, JKS needed that
2022-02-27 23:03
Im very sad that we lost, but just remember: this is the first lan of our new roster, without coach in playoffs, the only thing we needed was luck. I KNOW WE WILL WIN SOMETHING THIS YEAR!
2022-02-27 23:04
1 reply
Maps 0-11 record in the finals, gl
2022-02-27 23:13
Deserved, also shoutout to jks of course.
2022-02-27 23:08
where is the crown for the BEST FKN STANDIN IN THE HISTORY OF ESPORTS?
2022-02-27 23:10
5 replies
Cromen has it
2022-02-28 00:30
4 replies
#130
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Sweden dogtown
or xizt? :D
2022-02-28 05:06
3 replies
#139
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CIS 1Ronji
LMAO guys you forget about natospahix? kek
2022-02-28 09:03
Did they win an event with xizt?
2022-02-28 11:19
1 reply
#147
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Sweden dogtown
IEM Sydney, won final vs prime astralis
2022-02-28 21:22
#90
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Turkey sedo7
Congratz, well deserved, he will be top5 2022 no doubt.
2022-02-27 23:10
1 reply
nah, maybe top10
2022-02-28 16:26
Good job Broky
2022-02-27 23:11
The Latvian beast
2022-02-27 23:12
+134! Damn you a beast
2022-02-27 23:13
finally! graz.
2022-02-27 23:15
Jks robbed Though deserved, broky's great
2022-02-27 23:23
jks robbed
2022-02-27 23:31
DESERVED GODKY
2022-02-27 23:33
Deserved
2022-02-27 23:39
#113
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Finland AliSabid
Grats!
2022-02-28 00:00
Well deserved. He played like he had never played before.
2022-02-28 00:03
1 reply
Pretty good for his first match
2022-02-28 00:27
The middle ground
2022-02-28 00:07
Nice
2022-02-28 00:16
100% deserved
2022-02-28 00:42
Finaly. Let's go
2022-02-28 01:15
#122
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Brazil JuanPOF
EZ4FAZE
2022-02-28 01:21
Congratz!
2022-02-28 02:48
#125
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African Union mikecool
Congrats broky, well done!
2022-02-28 02:50
deserved, absolutely insane form this tournament
2022-02-28 03:23
#127
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France I9fe
<3
2022-02-28 03:44
#129
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Sweden dogtown
godky
2022-02-28 05:06
#131
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Latvia kjyy
nice!
2022-02-28 05:42
#137
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Latvia Tibro
latvija nah lets go ble
2022-02-28 08:24
deserved, had a couple of whiff moments but so many multi kill rounds and clutches more than made up for it
2022-02-28 08:34
Gratz!
2022-02-28 11:21
deserved
2022-02-28 16:25
yes, his multikills with awp are awesome
2022-02-28 16:34
#148
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Canada AyyyJayyy
Well deserved!
2022-03-01 12:31
NOT ROPZ?? RIGGED MVP
2022-03-02 10:42
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