Ax1Le awarded MVP of IEM Dallas

A consistent force from start to finish, Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov claims his first MVP medal on LAN over in Texas.

Ax1Le has been named the Most Valuable Player of IEM Dallas by HLTV x BitSkins.com after putting on one of the best performances of his career and leading Cloud9 to their first Big Event victory.

Averaging a 1.32 rating overall, the 20-year-old was exceptionally consistent throughout the tournament, recording 1.00+ ratings on every one of the whopping 16 maps he played in Dallas, and at least a 1.15 rating on 13 of them.

His best series came in the quarter-finals, where Cloud9 claimed their biggest scalp in the form of the world's best team, FaZe, with Ax1Le being the difference-maker on the two close maps they won to secure their advancement to the semi-finals.

Ax1Le with his IEM Dallas MVP medal

He went on to play well in the next two playoffs series against BIG and ENCE, enough so that he stayed ahead of his closest rival to the MVP, Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov, who ended the tournament as the second-best player after closing the gap to his teammate with a team-leading display in the grand final against Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer's squad.

Overall, Ax1Le scored highly in nearly every category outside of his tournament-highest overall rating. He dealt the most damage per round (89.4), scored the second-most kills per round (0.81), the fourth-fewest deaths per round (0.59), and the joint-most opening kills per round (0.16), while his 77.7% KAST (second-best) goes to show how consistent he was on a round-to-round basis, as well.

This marks the Russian star's third MVP award and his first on LAN, after he previously claimed the accolade in ESL Pro League Season 13 and in IEM Summer.

Previous HLTV x BitSkins.com MVPs in 2022:

PGL Major Antwerp - Norway Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard
ESL Pro League Season 15 - Estonia Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool
IEM Katowice - Latvia Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants
Funspark ULTI - Russia Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov

Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
678
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1591
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1112
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
869
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1572
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
942
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
idk who that is but congrats
2022-06-05 21:54
12 replies
thats the goat
2022-06-05 21:54
9 replies
snax robbed
2022-06-05 21:57
8 replies
#30
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CIS TheBigSAM
Even if we forget about C9 whooping Ence's ass in the final, Snax didn't even come close to Ax1le's stats. He played good, but not THAT good
2022-06-05 22:02
7 replies
Best aimer in the world. Deserved for Ax1le
2022-06-05 22:08
6 replies
dont disrespect ax1le like that, he is the best rifler in the world rn also he doesnt have the hs % to solidify him as the best aimer
2022-06-06 07:59
5 replies
#86
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Korea Piano
hs% is based on crosshair placement more than aim
2022-06-06 08:17
4 replies
crosshairplacement is part of aim, its the stabilityt and how precise your preaim is
2022-06-06 08:26
3 replies
Its part of It but not It at all.
2022-06-06 19:33
2 replies
exactly, you cant say aim is all crosshairplacement, cause if that was the case, then why is players like tenz or other pros with nutty flicks getting picked up to see what they can develop into
2022-06-07 07:46
#98
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Finland d0udy3160
+1
2022-06-07 15:05
Ax1le>Messi
2022-06-05 21:58
cannot read?
2022-06-05 22:41
gdamn
2022-06-05 21:54
Insane!
2022-06-05 21:54
deserved insane tournament for him
2022-06-05 21:55
#6
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Latvia qwiqasfrick
EZ DESERVED FOR TOP 1 RIFLER
2022-06-05 21:54
6 replies
top 1 player
2022-06-05 21:55
5 replies
we'll see if s1mple steps up this year, if c9 win rio then ez ax1le top 1
2022-06-05 21:57
4 replies
#74
Juli | 
Canada Yaokon
Yea this year cs is soooo good to watch so far. Faze, Navi, cloud9, furia, all good team who have a shot at the next major. Finally some competition!!
2022-06-06 00:27
3 replies
We must be living in different dimensions
2022-06-06 01:08
I would put Furia in same catagory as BiG :) They can sometimes upset some teams, but they never reach the final.
2022-06-06 10:11
1 reply
Yep until they finally win 1tourny and either go on a winning streak or fall down:/
2022-06-08 23:25
#7
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Sweden drakendilf
Vac
2022-06-05 21:54
#8
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Finland Cucumber))
Huge fucking performance well played
2022-06-05 21:55
#9
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Deserved
2022-06-05 21:55
#10
rain | 
Estonia meggas
LETS GO SEX1LE
2022-06-05 21:55
those numbers are insane
2022-06-05 21:55
#13
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Latvia Licha_
:D
2022-06-05 21:56
best american rifler
2022-06-05 21:56
1 reply
Nice one
2022-06-05 22:34
deserved top 1 this year
2022-06-05 21:56
#16
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Norway HologramM
GOD
2022-06-05 21:56
congrats brooo
2022-06-05 21:56
#18
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United States KentaKinte
damn great showing by Ax1le
2022-06-05 21:57
#19
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Romania Prevail_RO
no shit man, who even is Niko in comparison to him? literally hltv #2 incoming
2022-06-05 21:57
#20
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Russia mshkoda
Serezha god rifler😎 Shiro deseved it also, but maybe next time😉😉
2022-06-05 21:57
4 replies
#37
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CIS TheBigSAM
Dima was good. Just like all his teammates. C9 overperformed and then some more But Seryoga was on another level. That felt like watching Niko in his prime. No fear, no second thoughts, just Serezha daet vsem pizdi
2022-06-05 22:07
3 replies
#65
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Russia mshkoda
Fully agree blyat
2022-06-05 23:22
2 replies
Lol
2022-06-05 23:59
#78
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CIS TheBigSAM
SEX1LE GIGACHAD SEX1LE GIGACHAD SEX1LE GIGACHAD
2022-06-06 01:17
#24
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Somalia Xirsi
GOAT
2022-06-05 21:59
#26
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Belarus danch1k
Beast
2022-06-05 22:00
#27
puTa | 
Haiti siphas
Deserved
2022-06-05 22:01
GOAT
2022-06-05 22:01
top tier rifler strikes !!!
2022-06-05 22:01
#31
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England Jerry2805
Deserved
2022-06-05 22:03
Deserved, he played out of his mind this tournament.
2022-06-05 22:04
Serbly deserved it.
2022-06-05 22:05
4 replies
He is not a serb he is russian
2022-06-05 23:54
3 replies
Combination of b and l form the russian letter bl and foreign speakers usually pronounce it like [i], boombl4 uses this in his nickname. Seriy is derivative of name Sergey
2022-06-06 00:28
2 replies
Are Serb flag the same as russian?
2022-06-06 02:19
1 reply
#84
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CIS kryto203
no but Slovak and Slovenian flags kind of are
2022-06-06 07:56
One of the best individual and most consistent tournaments ever !
2022-06-05 22:05
#35
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Australia MEEBAH
great showing from the NA GOAT
2022-06-05 22:05
#36
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Romania SkipLD
Nice , solid player
2022-06-05 22:06
#38
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Norway Napapijri
Gratz
2022-06-05 22:07
Well deserved.
2022-06-05 22:07
Snax robbed
2022-06-05 22:07
#41
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Brazil hugoooo
Absolutely insane numbers!
2022-06-05 22:08
#43
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Canada go1x1n00b
the best player in the world
2022-06-05 22:09
Great showing.
2022-06-05 22:10
#45
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Pakistan LoOuU2
DESERVED though Shiro tried his best to catch up to him in the Finals
2022-06-05 22:12
#46
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United States Phanji
deserved
2022-06-05 22:16
#47
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CIS edgepy
GG deserved, my man carried Cloud9 through FaZe like it was a warmup
2022-06-05 22:17
#48
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Denmark nicram64
Axile and Shiro both in top3 so far?
2022-06-05 22:17
2 replies
Most likely in top5.
2022-06-06 00:01
So far absolutely!
2022-06-06 00:16
most deserved after s1 major
2022-06-05 22:18
Ax1leGOD even tho i didn't watch the games
2022-06-05 22:19
#51
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Poland DzikiMiki
Deserved
2022-06-05 22:23
Congrats!
2022-06-05 22:26
deserved
2022-06-05 22:26
Not a single game with a negative rating. legend from 5balls
2022-06-05 22:30
Well deserved, enjoy!
2022-06-05 22:38
Oh. I thought Sh1ro was going to get it. He won so many damn ecos for c9 when his team had 4 pistols + saved awp
2022-06-05 22:45
who?
2022-06-05 22:47
100% deserved.
2022-06-05 22:48
#62
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United Kingdom Bullitead
Deserved, put up incredible numbers in the final and carried them through against Faze.
2022-06-05 22:48
These stats are like NiKo when he's playing well So insane This is the level i want KSCERATO to have
2022-06-05 22:54
2 replies
Yuurih seems to be doing better than kscerato lately.
2022-06-06 00:01
1 reply
Indeed. I said KSCERATO because his perfomance down hard recently and imo he is the player with the best aim in furia
2022-06-06 00:32
god
2022-06-05 23:11
#66
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Brazil GsV
1.64 vs faze damn, well deserved
2022-06-05 23:41
#67
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France brunky
more than 1min of frags for the movie this time?
2022-06-05 23:43
deserved in my book
2022-06-05 23:59
#79
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United States Illusi0n1g
Totally deserved. Dude played lightsout. Beast
2022-06-06 02:01
Top 3 in 2022 so far
2022-06-06 02:11
gj
2022-06-06 03:54
#83
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South America Huascaran
Congrats insane showing
2022-06-06 05:18
Great NA player One of the best lol
2022-06-06 08:42
deserved & show nice gameplay against Superstar team Faze
2022-06-06 09:16
#90
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France Guilsz_
Insane performance well deserved gg
2022-06-06 10:02
Wow deserved
2022-06-06 10:16
#93
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Australia rationale
Did you know that his CSGO nickname is Ax1LeGOD?
2022-06-06 12:15
Insane performance from a rifler
2022-06-06 14:59
#96
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Kazakhstan Kadaku
well deserved
2022-06-06 20:49
#99
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Russia Vedoth
New NA talent
2022-06-07 15:11
deserved
2022-06-07 20:18
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