Vote for Best AWP of the Decade
We now begin our "Player of the Decade" series, and it is time to vote for the best sniper. Who is your pick?
We at HLTV.org have compiled a list with the five players we think that should be in the running for this accolade. Below you will be able to find a summary of their achievements to help you make your choice.
Name: Kyle Miller
Teams: X3, Team3D
Achievements: 1st place Speakeasy's CPL Event, 2nd place CPL Winter 2001, 1st place CPL Winter 2002, 3rd place CPL Summer 2003, 2nd place WCG 2003.
|Name: Raphael Camargo|
Teams: g3x, Made in Brazil
Achievements: 1st place CPL World Tour: Brazil 2005, 1st place CPL World Tour: Chile 2005, 1st place ESWC 2006, 1st place shgOpen 2007, 4th place ESWC 2007, 2nd place GameGune 2007, 2nd place Extreme Masters III LA, 1st place Extreme Masters III America Finals
Brazil has crafted some of the finest sniping material, such as Eduardo "eduzin" Chagas, Wellington "ton" Caruso and, more recently, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, but none of these players has spent so much time at the top as Raphael "cogu" Camargo. The Brazilian legend departed g3x for mibr in early 2004 and inspired the team to big international wins, including two CPL trophies in 2005 and an ESWC title in 2006. Camargo would retire from gaming just two weeks after this last success to become a professional football player in Qatar, only to return three months later. Together with his team-mates, Camargo moved to Counter-Strike: Source for the CGS, re-joining mibr in late 2008. After a long period without titles, he decided to hang up his mouse last month.
Name: Danny Montaner
Teams: United 5, compLexity, Evil Geniuses
Status: Active (Evil Geniuses)
Achievements: 2nd place CPL World Tour: Spain 2005, 1st place ESWC 2005, 2nd place WEG Masters 2006, 1st place GameGune Mexico 2009, 3rd place Arbalet Cup Europe
Name: Dennis Wallenberg
Teams: spiXel, EYE, mTw, NiP, SK
Status: Active (SK)
Achievements: 1st place OsloLAN 2004, 2nd place ESWC 2004, 2nd place CPL Winter 2004, 2nd place CPL World Tour: UK 2005, 1st place KODE5 2006, 1st place CPL Nordic 2006, 1st place EM III LA, 2nd place WCG 2008, 2nd place ESWC Masters 2009, 1st place EM IV Chengdu, 1st place Arbalet Cup Europe
Dennis "walle" Wallenberg achieved early recognition not only because of his talent, but mostly because of his gaming movies, where he frequently featured with his brother and sometimes team-mate, Jonathan "miniwalle" Wallenberg. After a successful time with spiXel, with whom he had placed second at ESWC in 2004, the older Wallenberg teamed up with EYEballers, clinching the silver medal at CPL Winter that same year. In April 2005, he left for mTw, only to leave one month later to link up with Ninjas in Pyjamas, where he spent nearly two years, before joining SK Gaming. Wallenberg has confirmed his skills at SK, winning several events since his arrival, and he will continue being one of the players to follow in 2010.
Name: Harley Örwall
Teams: xP.se, Gamers.nu, Begrip, EYE, fnatic
Status: Active (fnatic)
Achievements: 1st place CPL Singapore 2006, 1st place CPL Winter 2006, 2nd place ESWC 2006, 1st place NGL ONE Finals 2007, 1st place EM III Finals, 1st place KODE5 2009, 1st place e-Stars 2009, 1st place EM IV Dubai, 2nd place WCG 2009, 1st place WEM 2009
Harley "dsn" Örwall rose to prominence in 2003, when he joined famous side xPerience.se. One year later, he would link up with Gamers.nu, who consisted of players from teams like ArchAngels and GameOnline. Following a short-lived stint with Begrip, Örwall joined EYEballers in 2005, but he spent there less than half-a-year, signing for fnatic later that year after playing for them as a stand-in at CPL Singapore. He was the only player from fnatic's line-up not to be removed when they announced their new roster in the first days of 2006, and he remains a core member of the team, helping them surpass in 2009 the total earnings of SK's team back in 2003.
Who do you think was the best AWP user of the decade? You can vote for your favourite player using the form below (you need to be logged in).