North American Player of the Decade

December 28th, 2009 23:56

We now enter the third continent, and this time you can vote for your favourite North American player of the Decade! Who is your pick?

Over the years, North America has proved to be home to a number of talented players and teams, and we have now compiled a shortlist containing the five names we believe deserve to be in the running for this award. You can find them below.

: Danny Montaner
Alias: fRoD
Flag: United States
Teams: United 5, compLexity, Evil Geniuses
Status: Active (Evil Geniuses)
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

When you think of a classy sniper who has been at the top for many years, the name of Danny "fRoD" Montaner immediately pops out. He joined compLexity in August 2004 from United 5 and helped put Jason Lake's project on the map, finishing behind mousesports at CPL Barcelona and winning the ESWC tournament. After 2006, when coL placed second at WEG Masters, Montaner, along with his team-mates, moved to Counter-Strike: Source. Following the demise of the CGS, Montaner returned to 1.6, and he is one of the few players that seem to have made up for lost time. Now with Evil Geniuses, he has helped the team win their first international event and their prospects for 2010 look very good.

: Michael So
Alias: method
Flag: United States
Teams: SiNi, Gamers-X,
WEW, GamerCo, NoA, Team 3D, compLexity, Pandemic
Status: Active (Pandemic)
Achievements: 7th place CPL Summer 2002, 5th place CPL Winter 2002,
6th place ESWC 2003, 2nd place CPL Winter 2003, 1st place EverLAN, 2nd place OsloLAN, 1st place CPL Winter 2004, 1st place WEG I, 3rd place CPL Summer 2005, 4th place ESWC 2006, 2nd place WSVG 2006 Finals

Michael "method" So had his first noteworthy appearance in 2001 with SiNi, with whom he placed 13-16 at CPL Winter. In 2002, he established himself as one of America's top players, following his team's seventh-place finish at CPL Summer. In that tournament, So pulled off one of the most remarkable performances of his career, when he almost single-handedly dominated German's then-best team, mTw, powering Gamers-X to a second-half comeback after they had lost the first half 10-2. After some of GX's players decided to go their separate ways, he linked up with DoP but ended up attending CPL Winter with WEW after playing in a qualifier with them. Once again Dallas proved to be a successful terrain for So as WEW finished in fifth place, but the team disbanded right after and So returned to GX, whom he would help to a sixth place at the 2003 ESWC and a 9-12 place finish at CPL Summer. After this, he received an offer to join NoA, being the only American in this inter-continental project. With the Norwegian-based team, So finished at the top in many international events, winning tournaments like the CPL and WEG, but in early 2005, following some disappointing results, he was released from the team. After linking up with GamerCo for CPL Summer 2005, where the team placed third, So joined Team 3D, winning the WCG later in the year. With 3D, however, he would not be very successful in 2006, with a fourth place at ESWC and a runners-up finish at the WSVG Finals the team's only successes that year. So joined the rest of the team in their CGS adventure, and when the competition came to an end, he embarked on a new project with JaX Money Crew, who would later become compLexity. But after a string of poor results, coL decided to release the team, leaving So without a home. He is currently part of Pandemic, who are hoping to reach the playoffs of the upcoming ESEA season.

: Griffin Benger
Alias: shaGuar
Flag: Canada
1stwave, zEx, TSG, NoA, EG, Team 3D
Status: Retired
Achievements: 6th place CPL Winter 2002,
2nd place ESWC 2003, 2nd place CPL Winter 2003, 1st place EverLAN, 2nd place OsloLAN, 1st place CPL Winter 2004, 1st place WEG I, 2nd place CPL Summer 2005, 4th place ESWC 2006, 2nd place WSVG 2006 Finals

In the early stages of his career, Griffin "shaGuar" Benger was part of 1stwave, with whom he managed to beat X3 in CAL, but after the team's disappointing showings at CPL Summer 2002, he opted to join zEx. There, he was very successful, finishing in sixth place at CPL Winter, defeating eoLithic in the process, and second at ESWC 2003, behind team9. However, the team fell apart after a discreet appearance at CPL Summer, which prompted Benger to play for TSG in CAL, leaving the team for NoA prior to the league's finals. Success came in many shapes and sizes during his time with NoA, winning CPL Winter in 2004 and WEG early in 2005, but his time with the team came to an end in the middle of that year, when he and Michael "method" So were both shown the exit door due to the squad's wish to become more local. After this, Benger stepped in for Evil Geniuses at CPL Summer, finishing in second place in the tournament, in what was a temporary move as he had agreed to sign for Team 3D. He also linked up with EG at WCG, where the Canadians clinched the bronze. Benger still attended CPL Winter with 3D, but a 9-12 placing ended the year for the team in disappointment. 2006 was not a great year for Team 3D either, whose only achievements were a fourth-place finish at ESWC and a runners-up finish at the WSVG finals. Benger would attend WCG with EG once again, this time crashing out early in the brackets following a defeat to Ninjas in Pyjamas. In January 2007, he was released from 3D, allegedly for not fitting into the team's plans for the year, which earned him a permanent move to EG. Benger would later be drafted to CGS franchise Chicago Chimera, having been forced to sit out of the regular season after being denied entry into the United States. He was not picked in the draft for the second season and has not been heard from ever since.

: Ronald Kim
Alias: Rambo
Flag: United States
Teams: [rs], syn,
X3, Team3D, compLexity
Status: Retired
5th place Babbage's CPL event, 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, 4th place ESWC 2006, 2nd place WSVG 2006 Finals

Ronald "Rambo" Kim was certainly one of the most, if not the most, consistent American player of the last decade. After playing in his early days with riot squad, Kim attended Babbage's CPL event in 2000 with syn, placing fifth. Shortly after that, he was part of X3, who would dominate the North American scene for quite some time. After winning Speakeasy's CPL event and CPL Winter, both in 2001, Kim helped create Team 3D, where he would stay for almost five years. At 3D, Kim's greatest achievement came during CPL Winter 2002, where they picked up the gold in a very close final against GameOnline, being named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. He would add two WCG gold medals, in 2004 and 2005, to the 2003 silver medal, though this last one was the only one that came in Counter-Strike: 1.6. After a long time with 3D, Kim opted to leave for arch-rivals compLexity shortly before both teams' move to the CGS in 2007. Together with his team-mates, he would return to 1.6 in mid-2008, but was left out of the roster which signed for Evil Geniuses later in the year, leaving one of the most prized American players of all time a free agent.

: Justin Summy
Alias: sunman
Flag: United States
Teams: zEx, TSG, united 5, compLexity

Status: Retired
6th place CPL Winter 2002, 2nd place ESWC 2003, 4th place ESWC 2004, 2nd place CPL World Tour: Spain 2005, 1st place ESWC 2005, 2nd place WEG Masters 2006

Justin "sunman" Summy enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame in 2002, when his team, zEx, managed to place sixth at CPL Winter. Summy played an influential role in such placing, with his AWP moves, which included a two-wall no-scope shot on eoL's Damien, making him a popular figure among the fans. Prior to the tournament, zEx had already proved a strong figure at CPL Summer, but it would not be until the December event that they would be regarded as a top team. After winning the ESWC qualifier, zEx impressed in France as they finished in second place, beating highly-favoured Schroet Kommando in the process. However, after a disappointing CPL Summer, the team broke up and Summy joined Team Stomping Grounds, with whom he would win a CAL trophy. With TSG, he attended the ESWC in 2004, and once again he went back home with a smile on his face as the team bagged a fourth-place finish. In August 2004, TSG merged with united5 but such move brought little success to Summy as he quit the team in early 2005 for compLexity following a mediocre campaign at CPL Winter. With coL, he was very successful, and in his first year with the team he finished second at CPL Barcelona and picked up the gold at the ESWC. However, he was removed from the line-up later in the year, only to return to the squad three months later. He helped coL finish second at WEG Masters 2006, but the axe would again fall on him in January 2007. After his time in the CGS, Summy went back to 1.6 ways with the new JaX Money Crew team, re-joining compLexity after Jason Lake and Alex "Jax" Conroy decided to work together in the project. Summy's third stint with coL came to an end in Many, when the organisation decided to release the team following a string of frustrating results. Although he was at times considered the weakest link at coL, specially since he joined for the second time, Summy's contribution to his teams' successes make his presence on this roster indispensable. 

Who do you think was the best North American player of the decade? You can vote for your favourite player using the form below (you need to be logged in).


Latvia volfram_ 
2009-12-29 00:58
2009-12-29 02:57
Does something have humour?
2009-12-30 01:08
are you kidding me?! warden?
2009-12-30 04:18
2009-12-29 00:59
Germany j0tt 
2009-12-29 01:00
United States mkpro 
most accomplished NA cs player of all time is fRoD. i on the other hand, would take a method in his prime though. the closest thing the US ever had to a rifler of a f0rest neo zet caliber.
2009-12-29 01:00
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
"most accomplished NA cs player of all time is fRoD" I realise that you are "NA" yourself, and as such I am very curious as to what you base that statement upon?
2009-12-29 01:36
because he was statistically the most dominant player on the most dominant NA team of all time. his teams are the only NA teams to ever WIN international 1.6 tournaments. i know the guy, and have played with and against him and i promise you, if he didnt deserve it id be the first to tell you. i dont think very highly of him as a person but his 1.6 accomplishments in the US scene are undeniable. i think the only other american with as many domestic lan victories would be aZn, but most of his victories were on a much smaller scale. frod should win this on pure FACT alone that he was the best player on the best NA team of all time. period
2009-12-29 07:54
You are wrong, the most dominant and succesful team of NA was Team 3D and you should know that. I agree that fr0d has been the most dominant player, but not the most succesful. rambo is probably the most succesful, but my vote goes to shaGuar because I liked his style the most and because he played in the mighty old NoA.
2009-12-29 13:59
how can you say that they were the most dominant team that never won any international tournament in cs 1.6? sorry my english :P
2009-12-29 14:35
Because they won over Complexity many times in North American competitions.
2009-12-30 09:57
Macedonia twg 
3D won cpl winter 2002(i think).That's not nothing :)
2009-12-30 21:57
ever heard of shaguar or method? NoA ? eoLithic? lmao
2009-12-29 15:23
eol? eol was element xeqtr knoxville luke damien dark naikon... you are thinking NoA with bsl knoxville naikon method shaguar/xeqtr element naikon method shaguar
2009-12-29 19:03
yes..i failed LOL i was thinking of shaguar not element, my biggest fail atm :(
2009-12-29 19:33
Appearently you have not the hearing of eoL, NoA, and similarities that shaGuar was part of. I have chortles at you.
2009-12-30 01:13
shaGuar was never a part of eoL :D eoL was purely norwegian :)
2009-12-30 17:51
Brazil gbz 
shaGuar ftw
2009-12-29 01:00
frod ;)
2009-12-29 01:00
Slovakia wun4 
2009-12-29 01:01
shaGuar no doubt
2009-12-29 01:04
2009-12-29 01:06
exactly, where's ksharp ?
2009-12-29 06:10
2009-12-29 01:06
shaGuar :p
2009-12-29 01:06
2009-12-29 01:08
Brazil v3kt 
2009-12-29 01:09
decade not the last 2 years.
2009-12-29 01:29
WHERE THE FUCK IS n0thing STUPID DUMBS? OMFG THIS IS SO DUMB!!! I CAN BELIEVE THAT n0thing IS NOT ON THE LIST.... FFS!! btw. I dont vote for any of these , because n0thing deserved this title
2009-12-29 01:13
this isnt 'who is the best player atm' this is who has been the best player over the last 10 years. You cannot be the best player of the decade when you have only been 'on the scene' for 2 years.
2009-12-29 01:18
lol n0thing aka eLUDE j.gilbert plays this game from it's 1.5 version. check ...
2009-12-29 03:05
umm even tho n0thing's name is j.gilbert...he is not the same j.gilbert as elude :P
2009-12-29 04:07
i think elude is an older brother could be wrong tho
2009-12-29 07:53
elude is a completely different person, of no relation.
2009-12-29 07:56
SO? i have done NOTHING compared to the guys that he is facing..
2009-12-29 19:07
You have confusion. Like a chicken with no head attempting acrbobatics. They are not the same person and you are of great foolishness to believe so. I have chortles at you.
2009-12-30 01:14
2009-12-29 01:27
Romania tr$ 
How dumb can you get geez...
2009-12-29 01:29
he doenst. the votation is for the decade players not the 2 last years. and try to make ur vocabulary better ppl doesnt need to read this kind of thing.
2009-12-29 01:30
lol better vocab... yeah sure.. "votation" for example xD
2009-12-29 09:25
decade=10 years ,bro.. How old was n0thing at that time?Maybe could walk by his own already ?
2009-12-29 02:09
2009-12-29 02:14
fRoD is still playing CS and has a few more years to go. he is CS's player of the Decade. Because he put his life, time, career into this 1 game.
2009-12-29 01:14
worst reason ever!
2009-12-29 09:27
That has got to be the worst reason ever. You nominate a player based on success, not on how 'dedicated' you believe they are (especially when they aren't). If anything I'd say either shaGuar due to NoA, eoL and more, with fRoD close behind and then Method.
2009-12-30 01:19
Portugal rmn' 
fRoD no doubt
2009-12-29 01:13
Slovakia uno1 
shaGuar !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2009-12-29 01:14
2009-12-29 01:14
dotheM no doubt
2009-12-29 01:15
Xyp9x | 
Portugal bonzoo 
2009-12-29 01:17
World ihLE 
method >>>>> ALL
2009-12-29 01:19
2009-12-29 01:20
2009-12-29 01:20
sunman, shot heard around the world :D
2009-12-29 01:20
2009-12-29 19:29
2009-12-29 01:22
lame candidats
2009-12-29 01:22
shag and were is shag. it would be nice to hear from these ppl see what there up to now
2009-12-29 01:25
Romania tr$ 
Oh noez froD_oveRRateD iz gonna win.
2009-12-29 01:30
dohteM rulz ! Method N1 :)
2009-12-29 01:32
KK | 
Denmark s0denone 
dohtem or shaGuar should win. Voted for method/dohtem. If either of those 2 do not win, then having these things decided by popular vote, and not the adminds themselves, is ridiculous.
2009-12-29 01:32
+1 my thoughts :)
2009-12-29 01:36
totally agree. :)
2009-12-29 03:44
Indeed. It's a shame that half the people using this site only know the players from the last year or two, because it makes these votes biased as hell. On a different note, shaGuar should have been nominated for AWP of the decade as well. Much better than the likes of fRod etc.
2009-12-29 15:22
Agree, personaly, i vote for method
2009-12-29 19:36
sunman took my vote.
2009-12-29 01:32
sunman nor Rambo are retired :o From 1.6, Yes they are but sunman still plays for x3o Source and Rambo plays for Blight Gaming for their source team.
2009-12-29 01:34
shaguar ofc! frod is only a good awp
2009-12-29 01:37
Portugal sndz 
2009-12-29 01:37
Macedonia twg 
n0thing n0thing n0thing ... read the title ffs.The best North-American player of the decade!n0thing is playing like ... i don't know,2 or maybe 3 years max.If you think that playing 3 years,of which not all 3 on top level,is enough to beat rambo,method,frod or shaguar,who were playing 5-6 years and had big succeses on national and international level,you're wrong.Especially frod,who is still active and probably deserves this title(although i voted for rambo,because he was the player who lead 3D in their best years).This,however does not mean that n0thing is bad player,because he's not bad at all.But i just think that he is not the man who marked this decade,something that all this mentioned players did.ty :)
2009-12-29 01:37
Method has never stood out so I see no reason to vote on him. My vote goes for fRoD..
2009-12-29 01:37
for me it was a difficult choice between frod, method and shaguar. i picked method
2009-12-29 01:37
where is n0thing ??
2009-12-29 01:41
Argentina sebaxinho 
2009-12-29 02:48
shaguar no doubt
2009-12-29 01:41
i voted for method!
2009-12-29 01:46
Poland kRAMERO 
shaGuar!!!!!! someone has forgot to nominate him in best awp of the decade! shes crazy dude
2009-12-29 01:46
2009-12-29 01:48
2009-12-29 01:48
kim the best
2009-12-29 01:49
how is rambo and shaguar up there and not Volcano?
2009-12-29 01:49
why would u question shaguar's appearnce? if anything i think he should be the one to win it.
2009-12-29 04:09
Volcano should definately be on there.
2009-12-29 13:25
shaGuar FTWW!!!!
2009-12-29 01:51
Rambo got my vote. Crazy aim.
2009-12-29 01:53
2009-12-29 01:55
Why without shaGuar? <3 his style)) anyway,vote for fRoD- -!
2009-12-29 01:57
2009-12-29 01:58
0_0!!!shaGuar...Can I change my vote?please...
2009-12-29 02:00
2009-12-29 02:00
I was thinking between FrOd and Method, decided on FrOd.
2009-12-29 02:04
United States mah9 
so close between frod-method-rambo-shaguar for me... i say frod just because he was so dominant putting up huge numbers and taking over games at times. although i will agree that method was the best rifler ever in the U.S.... when it says he is "active" today... its him playing about 1/5 as well as he used to.
2009-12-29 02:06
2009-12-29 02:09
2009-12-29 02:11
yeah sure xD ^^
2009-12-29 09:30
Poland kRAMERO 
2009-12-29 02:11
2009-12-29 02:16
2009-12-29 02:25
Rambo, he's by far the best well-rounded player in NA of all time. He's really oldschool, which is great. He is consistent in every match he plays, and he can transition from 1.6 to Source or the other way around without losing any touch to his skills.
2009-12-29 02:30
where is moto in this list?
2009-12-29 02:33
2009-12-29 02:34
2009-12-29 02:40
it's between method and shag
2009-12-29 02:42
Method. He truly was the best
2009-12-29 02:43
shaGuar, becouse he's so damn hunkalicious
2009-12-29 02:43
frod take this one imo
2009-12-29 02:49
solo | 
Estonia FrispeN 
voted for shaGuar but had thoughts on sunman, both are lovely
2009-12-29 02:51
Where is moto, warden, storm, tr1p, bullseye, ????
2009-12-29 02:54
you know .. they can't put 'em all ..
2009-12-29 16:24
rambo 8%? what a joke
2009-12-29 03:00
2009-12-29 03:01
shaGuar :)) "..after being denied entry into the United States" O.o lol? :/
2009-12-29 03:01
2009-12-29 03:05
2009-12-29 03:05
2009-12-29 03:12
2009-12-29 03:12
2009-12-29 03:14
Argentina pet1 
2009-12-29 03:14
good list but i think tr1p needs to be added to the list. dude's strat calling got coL to be the only US team to be ranked #1 in the world by anyone during the "golden age" of CS when CS was booming all over the world. but out of this list u kinda have to give it to fRoD because he was a major part of coL's success...leaving for CGS and his current play i think hurts him though.
2009-12-29 03:19
lol everyone on that list left for CGS. fRoD no doubt should win. simply put, method isn't a one-man team, and shaguar post-NoA was embarassing to say the least.
2009-12-29 03:34
Argentina tom~ 
shaGuar ofc!!!!!~~~~~~
2009-12-29 03:20
shaGuar & R4mbo..... where are you guys now ??
2009-12-29 03:31
rambo plays source
2009-12-30 12:46
shaGuar Legend !
2009-12-29 03:35
no Ksharp? IMO Rambo should win since 3D was the most dominant team in North American history. shaGuar and method were really skilled, but overall they were not as good or well rounded player as Rambo. It's a shame most people that vote are just fan boys, so this is really a popularity contest, and ofc shaGuar or method will win. Should rename these to "The Most Popular NA Player Of The Decade" , "The Most Popular AWPer of the Decade" , etc
2009-12-29 03:53
Err... fRoD is by far the most popular out of these, as can be seen by the poll.
2009-12-29 13:27
i plan to vote for Ksharp but now it goes to shaGuar(sounds like moron in chinese) :D
2009-12-29 03:50
i think volcano deserves to be up there
2009-12-29 03:59
2009-12-29 04:13
frod!? wtf... ? shaGuar >
2009-12-29 04:17
voted for frod, but i would have voted for moto given the option (even though hes a large douche imo)
2009-12-29 04:19
shaguar rlz , was completed player and excelent aim
2009-12-29 04:24
India transformer 
2009-12-29 04:24
2009-12-29 04:25
shaguar is a monster!
2009-12-29 04:30
frod ;)
2009-12-29 04:38
shaGuar had the most swagger!
2009-12-29 04:41
2009-12-29 04:49
i go for method. =) dohteM power!
2009-12-29 05:00
2009-12-29 05:00
2009-12-29 05:16
where is moto Volcano Warden Strom...
2009-12-29 05:21
2009-12-29 05:32
2009-12-29 05:32
ShaGuar ofc!
2009-12-29 05:32
2009-12-29 05:32
shag obviously
2009-12-29 05:45
shag all the way! :D
2009-12-29 05:46
2009-12-29 06:01
2009-12-29 06:04
India pfx 
2009-12-29 06:29
ofc Shaguar
2009-12-29 06:34
shaGuar ofc!
2009-12-29 06:52
Michael "only headshots" So no doubts
2009-12-29 06:58
maybe ppl will vote for frod as he is back but my vote goes to method ;d
2009-12-29 06:59
everyone who says n0thing is stupid (respect though to n0thing) shaGuar has to win this because not only did he win with NoA in they're prime he also had great showings with EG and competed on an international level a lot more than method after the NoA days. go shag!
2009-12-29 07:10
2009-12-29 07:36
do you people even read their achievements before voting? go k1ck go cogu
2009-12-29 07:36
shaguar must win
2009-12-29 07:41
dohteM :)
2009-12-29 07:44
lol...Danny Montaner
2009-12-29 07:58
Russia somebodyeah 
shaGuar ofc
2009-12-29 07:54
nice person all of them are famous players ! nice choices but i never was seeing shooter like mike Method so :D
2009-12-29 08:08
shaGuar :)
2009-12-29 08:20
2009-12-29 08:25
shaGuar for my)
2009-12-29 08:47
2009-12-29 09:07
2009-12-29 09:17
my nigga shaaaaaaaaaaaag
2009-12-29 09:24
only n0th1ng, ok fRoD!
2009-12-29 09:24
Do you not know what a decade is? Do you have confusion? Have you the lacking of time perception? n0thing has only been of the international echelon for about 2 years. Does 2 years equal 10 years? I would hope not, otherwise that would cause a time-space descrepency canceling out the existence of the universe. Does 10 years equal a decade? Yes. Does 2 years equal a decade? No. Is n0thing the player of the decade? No, not even close, not even top 15.
2009-12-30 01:26
2009-12-29 09:28
rambo should take it becouse he has the best results of all!
2009-12-29 09:29
2009-12-29 09:35
No Moto? He was like a heart of Team3D and one of the most successful players in usa along with other core X3 members. It's just not fair.
2009-12-29 09:41
Macau ruklas! 
Ronald "Rambo" Kim
2009-12-29 09:46
Ukraine 1c3 
2009-12-29 09:47
2009-12-29 09:47
rambo ofc.
2009-12-29 09:49
2009-12-29 09:55
2009-12-29 10:00
shaGuar, good awp skills and great team leader. No doubt the best NA player ever :)
2009-12-29 10:05
2009-12-29 10:06
mir | 
United States Brodie 
I voted shaGuar. Loved his cockyness in-game.
2009-12-29 10:07
2009-12-29 10:09
i'm a big fan all of this players but i vote for shaguar
2009-12-29 10:09
Bulgaria RzE 
2009-12-29 10:13
2009-12-29 10:17
2009-12-29 10:18
frod easy vote anyone says otherwise just is voting against him because they don't like him...grow up.
2009-12-29 10:20
You're wrong, I actually like fRoD and voted him for the best awp player of the decade. But whenever I saw methods play - he was damn big let me tell you.
2009-12-29 11:00
Ahahaha, you could grow up, how could you know that everyone who doesn't vote for him hates him ? idiot.
2009-12-29 11:52
Crawl back in you igloo moron.
2009-12-30 03:07
2009-12-29 10:25
sunman, he was THE legend in 1.5 under beneath heatoN
2009-12-29 10:27
newfags are taking hltv over, if frod wins this, this is the most retarded site ever. rambo, shaguar or method for sure
2009-12-29 10:27
Hahah exactly, and imagine some people are actually whining about no n0thing on the list ! xD If n0thing has been listed here, he would probably win this "omgwtflol-title".
2009-12-29 10:56
2009-12-29 16:50
Completely agree, frod DOES NOT deserve to win this.
2009-12-29 11:42
2009-12-29 12:19
You must be kidding frod is easy the best NA player ever its not even close. Sunman shouldn't even be on the list. Storm,Bullseye, Warden,Bloodshot, and I know I'm missing a bunch that should be on there instead of him.
2009-12-30 03:02
2009-12-29 10:37
sunman & where is n0thing or warden?
2009-12-29 10:41
omg it's player of decade ! nothing plays since few years-.- frod the best...
2009-12-29 10:43
don't forget shaguar wrote to valve to fix the money system so if it wasn't for him competitive cs wouldn't be as good as it has for so many years.
2009-12-29 10:55
of curse and its FroD
2009-12-29 10:59
2009-12-29 11:01
rambo ofc : ) true oldschool player
2009-12-29 11:08
sunman is the best
2009-12-29 11:10
2009-12-29 12:56
bewtwen method and shaguar is tough but i am going for method
2009-12-29 11:10
shaGuar ... Just a legend :)
2009-12-29 11:11
Romania ova 
n0thing !
2009-12-29 11:12
1 vote goes to shaGuar
2009-12-29 11:19
omg rambo is OLDSCHOOL player. His frags is in old movie Frag or Die. 3D | kim
2009-12-29 11:19
1 vote goes to kim ;)
2009-12-29 11:20
fRoD is so overrated omg
2009-12-29 11:21
Where's Volcano & Moto? Ninja edit: sunman got my vote.
2009-12-29 11:31
2009-12-29 11:31
2009-12-29 11:32
2009-12-29 11:38
A bit Baffled that sunman even made the list... What about storm? He is one of the biggest NA sleepers. Although, i'd still vote shag. Trip also very very good. Deserves to be up there over mr. summy.
2009-12-29 11:43
Even thought sunman basically single handedly beat the most dominant team of all time - SK - at ESWC 2003 with zEx? I'd vote sunman over fRoD.
2009-12-29 13:30
That's good, sunman did one thing while others are still doing it.
2010-01-22 15:39
2009-12-29 11:42
2009-12-29 11:46
2009-12-29 11:49
I'll choose method so though I like fRoD much
2009-12-29 11:57
shag, moto, rambo, method, they all deserve it, but i pick volcano.
2009-12-29 11:58
Ukraine siv 
2009-12-29 12:01
In his prime time method was unbeatable! So.. method!
2009-12-29 12:04
fRoD ofc, best awp of all time
2009-12-29 12:05
shaguar best in the world!)
2009-12-29 12:05
where is warden?
2009-12-29 12:20
2009-12-29 12:26
lol, obviously shaguar fanboys are dominating this page method for sure.
2009-12-29 12:29
2009-12-29 12:30
fRoD will get the award for best awp so this will go to shaGuar
2009-12-29 12:34
shaGuar ofc. fRoD is overrated
2009-12-29 12:40
2009-12-29 12:42
Rambo and Method North American??? :S They should be in Asian competition. ps. fRoD = overrated vote 4 shaGuar ;)
2009-12-29 12:48
fRoD gl!
2009-12-29 12:47
fRoD n1
2009-12-29 12:50
only this? warden nothing?
2009-12-29 12:51
now people only konw fRoD forget about the others. thats why fRoD would take the lead.!!!
2009-12-29 12:51
Stupid question, but what does the CGS mean?
2009-12-29 12:54
the Championship Gaming Series was a massive league/competition that offered the players a salaray and a final cash price of $500,000. However it was a CS:S league which meant many of the best 1.6 players left the game and went to source. after the league crumbled most of the players have never regained their former 1.6 glory
2009-12-30 12:54
thanks mate:)
2009-12-30 13:13
2009-12-29 12:55
2009-12-29 12:56
I say fRoD, because he has played for very long time and STILL do it. He STILL can perform on a very good level. All other players ar retired or at least they don't play cs 1.6 anymore. So obviously it's fRoD. If the vote were for the best player in the period between 2000. and 2006. I'd say Rambo or shaGuar. But now it's fRoD for me.
2009-12-29 12:56
[URL][/URL] ShaGuar is a king _O_
2009-12-29 12:59
2009-12-29 18:55
Romania C1pryaN 
shaGUar !
2009-12-29 12:58
2009-12-29 12:59
2009-12-29 13:01
FROD btw: n0thing isn't on the list wtf??
2009-12-29 13:02
n0thing did not reach more than shaguar or frod!
2009-12-29 13:08
not even half
2009-12-29 15:14
2009-12-29 13:10
Danny "fRoD" Montaner
2009-12-29 13:18
2009-12-29 13:19
frod \o/
2009-12-29 13:19
2009-12-29 13:23
Poland qater- 
My vote for shaGuar ;)
2009-12-29 13:24
2009-12-29 13:27
2009-12-29 19:02
shaGuar !! fRoD best awp :(
2009-12-29 13:40
2009-12-29 13:41
2009-12-29 13:50
sunman go ...and where is da bears? :D
2009-12-29 14:01
2009-12-29 14:02
shaGuar!!! Best player
2009-12-29 14:02
shag or method, definately
2009-12-29 14:06
see u noobs? nookbrid is a international player, he's probably been around for a long time, and look who he picked..
2009-12-29 14:54
2009-12-29 14:15
2009-12-29 14:25
2009-12-29 14:42
best player of the decade was shag and meth0d very close second voted shag but fr0d will win cause he is still around and hes still probabaly the best long lasting awp player next to walle,dsn and cogu..
2009-12-29 14:44
method was a beast
2009-12-29 14:51
2009-12-29 14:51
this is unbeliable.. if shaguar or method dont take this 1, im telling u guys, i would never do anything like this again.. this is just sick. who's frod compared to shaguar?? poor frod... most of this kids probably never heard about shag. unbeliable.. go download some demos noobs!
2009-12-29 14:53
easy,buddy i believe he who knows more much about shag will undoubtedly vote for him and he really holds some place in our hearts
2009-12-29 16:49
froD ftw !
2009-12-29 14:56
shagy :D
2009-12-29 15:08
ShaGuar or method are the only two options really.
2009-12-29 15:17
this :)
2009-12-29 15:24
can't agree ! the best is probably 3D|kim but the vote makes me upset, like as usual(
2009-12-29 15:22
method for sure
2009-12-29 15:24
shaGuar is a beast i vote for him
2009-12-29 15:25
fRoD is my fav, but shaGuar was my fav for years, so i picked shaGuar
2009-12-29 15:27
Slovakia seekerko 
i am missing this guy Andrew "reCTOOOR" Rector, he is number one :)
2009-12-29 15:28
i hope hltv has the final word in those polls coz you can cheat or even vote for a ridiculous option like fr0d for north American best player who voted for frod certainly is a newbie to CS scene and never heard of NoA team which is a shame..
2009-12-29 15:29
What is it that people don't understand? The poll is about who _THE USERS OF HLTV.ORG_ think is the best player of the decade, nothing else. If that's what people think, then they think so.
2009-12-29 17:24
they are thinking the best player atm and active....really how can there be more fr0d votes than actually method/shaguar posts?
2009-12-29 19:35
Because a lot of the people here didn't follow CS when method or shaGuar played.
2009-12-29 21:17
2009-12-29 15:36
Ofkoz shaGuar is N1. Btw. where is da bears? ; D
2009-12-29 15:36
Portugal pshhh 
NA list is very even , all great players, and really, anyone of this players can make thousand of people rise for this game (:
2009-12-29 15:48
Both Rambo and Sunman is there, but no ksharp, bullseye OR miller... wtf?
2009-12-29 15:48
ksharp = miller FAIL HAHAHAAHAHAHA
2009-12-29 15:58
2009-12-29 15:53
woxic | 
2009-12-29 15:59
2009-12-29 15:59
2009-12-29 16:00
2009-12-29 16:04
2009-12-29 16:09
2009-12-29 16:13
Where is Volcano??O_O
2009-12-29 16:22
Where is Dohtem ??? :p
2009-12-29 16:32
2009-12-29 17:23
Volcano! pd: dohteM is Method :D
2009-12-29 16:36
Brazil tkz 
shaguar or method.
2009-12-29 16:43
2009-12-29 16:48
shag is really something!
2009-12-29 16:50
2009-12-29 17:00
2009-12-29 17:19
2009-12-29 17:23
Romania jLS 
shaGuar ftw ~
2009-12-29 17:59
n0thing O.O by what I see walking around playing n0thing much more than these others, he should be on that list and I see him playing more than frod -.-
2009-12-29 18:26
spot saying "n0thing" ffs its the north american player of the decade... not a player whos on the scene for 2 years lol
2009-12-29 18:35
I have fearing you have the lacking of time perception. Does 2 equal 10? I certainly hope not due to the fact that if that statement was true the actuality of the paradox would cancel out the very existence of reality. So with that in mind, 2 does not equal 10. Following me so far? Okay good. But just for the Hell of it I will say it again. 2 does not equal 10. 2 is not = to 10 2 is not 10 2 not 10 2 is 2, not 10 10 is 10, not 2 Okay, just wanted to let that soak in. Now for the progressing. Now that you have learned 2 is not equal to 10, and that 2 is equal to 2 we can move on. A decade is equal to 10 years. n0thing has been a name at the international scale for 2 years. Does 2 years equal 10 years? Hmm... I don't think so. Let's look back at our notes: 2(years) does not = 10(years) Hm... so I guess 2 years does not equal 10 years. So that must mean... OH!!! That 2 years is not a decade! So wait!! That MUST mean that n0thing is NOT the player of the decade (or even remotely CLOSE)! WOW! I DIDN'T SEE THAT ONE COMING HUH? Immense sarcasm aside you sir are an idiot of foolishness and I have chortles at your expense.
2009-12-30 01:34
OMG WHAT A IDIOT " WHERE IS DOHTEM " learn method in backside jerk :X
2009-12-29 18:39
Backwards you mean. :)
2009-12-30 01:34
Portugal Cyborgy 
2009-12-29 18:56
2009-12-29 19:01
rambo ps. no volcano? what a joke best talent out of america
2009-12-29 19:03
2009-12-29 19:08
ksharp and volcano in the list guys..
2009-12-29 19:14
2009-12-29 19:20
It says here that Mathod is active in Pandemic, But according to Pandemic webbsite he ain't even a member in their cs line up. correct me if i'm wrong.
2009-12-29 19:30
and n0thing? o_o
2009-12-29 20:37
I have fearing you have the lacking of time perception. Does 2 equal 10? I certainly hope not due to the fact that if that statement was true the actuality of the paradox would cancel out the very existence of reality. So with that in mind, 2 does not equal 10. Following me so far? Okay good. But just for the Hell of it I will say it again. 2 does not equal 10. 2 is not = to 10 2 is not 10 2 not 10 2 is 2, not 10 10 is 10, not 2 Okay, just wanted to let that soak in. Now for the progressing. Now that you have learned 2 is not equal to 10, and that 2 is equal to 2 we can move on. A decade is equal to 10 years. n0thing has been a name at the international scale for 2 years. Does 2 years equal 10 years? Hmm... I don't think so. Let's look back at our notes: 2(years) does not = 10(years) Hm... so I guess 2 years does not equal 10 years. So that must mean... OH!!! That 2 years is not a decade! So wait!! That MUST mean that n0thing is NOT the player of the decade (or even remotely CLOSE)! WOW! I DIDN'T SEE THAT ONE COMING HUH? Immense sarcasm aside you sir are an idiot of foolishness and I have chortles at your expense.
2009-12-30 01:32
Finland ow 
respect lol
2009-12-30 09:44
2009-12-29 20:52
2009-12-29 21:13
N0THING!!!!!!!!!!!!! FAIL.
2009-12-29 21:28
really unfortunate that shag might not take this. his achievements in EG, NoA, and 3D match to that of frods. back when col was "the best" team, they went back and forth with 3D after they picked up shag and method. shag helped the community in fixing the money system, which has balanced the game out tons. he also has a lot of local lan victories in toronto that ppl simply dont know about. n his time in noa was truly awesome.. i can still watch the noa movie and enjoy it like i did the first time i saw it. on a side-note method in 1.5 and early 1.6 days especially with gamersx(?dun remember team exactly) single handedly won every cal match he played in. the guy was a beast, def a top rifler of all time.
2009-12-29 21:27
cs in brasil > cs in all america. just no more.
2009-12-29 21:52
50% of the players are Asian with just American nationality ...
2009-12-29 21:54
really wow you are a genius also 98.99% of American's are just American with other nationalities. Odd isn't it?
2009-12-29 22:11
stfu :*
2009-12-30 12:32
2009-12-29 22:19
United States FLT 
I seen pretty much all of their entire careers. I say it is method. His play and teamwork was some of the best I have seen.
2009-12-29 22:21
method for sure
2009-12-29 22:22
shaguar ofc! THE BEST PLAYER!
2009-12-29 22:23
2009-12-29 22:25
Russia Vab 
shaGuar 100%
2009-12-29 22:42
rofl sunman and kim ofc, but i pick RAMBO KIM, coz need to pick only 1 =(
2009-12-29 22:59
shaguar ofc
2009-12-29 23:10
Where's bullseye or ksharp :(
2009-12-29 23:15
Shit, why i have the impression that 3/4 of the ppl votijng for the oldschool guys like Rambo are doing it only to impress the newbies ? :/ BTW i voted for fRoD
2009-12-29 23:18
shaGuar best player <3
2009-12-30 00:08
ksharp should be in the list
2009-12-30 00:11
2009-12-30 00:14
voted for sunman[A] :D where the hell is Warden? :D
2009-12-30 00:48
dohtem !
2009-12-30 01:01
Brazil hugoooo 
shaGuar for sure
2009-12-30 01:23
Voted for Method but I think Stevenson should be on this list instead of shaG, even though I love both players. Also, storm or tr1p should have sunman's spot. Sunman has always been a solid player, but I never considered him 'player of the decade' calibre.
2009-12-30 01:33
2009-12-30 01:52
method the best aimer in NA.
2009-12-30 02:05
Rambo !
2009-12-30 02:59
Why the hell is sunman here? Ksharp, Warden, Moto just to name a few, deserves the spot alot more. Anyways, my vote goes to Rambo, since I belive hes the most successful of these. Method and Shag was very close.
2009-12-30 03:08
shag !!
2009-12-30 03:29
it was very close between frod and Rambo. but i ended up picking frod, but i kind of regret it, Rambo has been on the top since X9, frod was nobody when both ksharp and Rambo were gods. These guys were so good they actually stood a chance against NiP who were gods in europe and thought to be way better then the americans, but were proven wrong. Rambo took X9 to greatness, then he took 3D to greatness winning cpl and wcg, then he went to CoL and pwnd there. rambo is the man. but frod had also achieved so much ever since joining u5 so i went with him since he's still rocking to this day
2009-12-30 03:34
2009-12-30 03:42
Danny, obviously
2009-12-30 05:06
2009-12-30 06:32
frod realy good with awp, but Rambo and Method won WCG at 2004 and 2005, and many other champs, so, i think, that thay better, than frod.
2009-12-30 06:39
We are not voting CS:S poty
2009-12-31 12:59
you guys probably even don't have an idea what you're talking about... Frod? Method? Shag? Seriously, who won eoL, who won SK in their best shape ? Who led coL to their victories ? Do you even know these names? It's a shame that most of people just forgetting smb ;[
2009-12-30 07:13
shaGuar. Mainly because of his article that got through to VALVe, who listened to him and changed the money system of CS. That move alone saved CS from becoming a mere 3 year hype.
2009-12-30 08:44
Wow, didn't know about that. When I played CoD I only heard an expression "to camp like CPL", but I didn't know there was such a major bug in CS back then, and constantly used by top teams and players that now we call "legendary". Thank you, that definately changed my view on old-time CS. I will consider this situation while voting on the player of the decade.
2009-12-31 13:16
Finland ow 
K to the sharp
2009-12-30 09:45
shaGuar :)
2009-12-30 09:54
2009-12-30 11:02
shag, stop vote for frod ffs
2009-12-30 11:33
Mikey "method" So
2009-12-30 12:00
2009-12-30 14:16
Danny ''fRoD'' Montaner
2009-12-30 14:51
1º shaGuar <3 2º fRoD 3º method 4º Sunman 5º Rambo
2009-12-30 15:12
Michael "dohteM or method" So !!
2009-12-30 15:53
Portugal koa 
2009-12-30 16:36
Ukraine txN 
shaGuar ofc
2009-12-30 17:05
2009-12-30 18:58
2009-12-30 20:59
Name: Griffin Benger Alias: shaGuar
2009-12-30 21:11
n0thing? or f0rest? lol
2009-12-30 22:29
In my opinion shaGuar
2009-12-30 23:52
fRoD :D
2009-12-31 02:26
froD xD
2009-12-31 02:29
2009-12-31 06:07
2009-12-31 10:32
Shag and sunman are lucky to be on the list lots of other NA players that should have been on there instead of them.
2009-12-31 11:44
are u retarded? if anything shaguar should have been the one to win it.
2010-01-03 03:17
You have no clue crawl back in your igloo - bullseye, bloodshot, ksharp, trip, warden, and storm all should be on there before Shaguar.
2010-01-03 08:02
2009-12-31 14:18
2010-01-01 16:03
2010-01-01 20:38
If you have played CS for more than 4 years you should know that the battle is between method and shaGuar, and my vote goes to method.
2010-01-02 12:47
all of them played at the highest level in US , ok maybe except fRoD, not even 4 years ago it was like 7 years ago
2010-01-03 07:46
2010-01-02 17:32
2010-01-04 00:44
Reunion Malala1488 
really most of u starts playing at 2/3 years... you dont know how they play the ohter players they was amazing. Method / Rambo
2010-01-05 02:11
Am i the only one that thinks MY boy griff was like ripped up in his section? Seemed like bashing the whole time ahaha. Saying he got cut from here there there and here and then neevr heard from again.. lol
2010-01-05 09:18
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2010-10-28 18:02
it's obviously. shaGuar ofc
2012-04-07 13:12
sick bump
2012-04-07 13:18
2013-07-09 19:22
shaGuar :)
2013-07-09 19:27
2013-07-09 19:34
Danny "fRoD" Montaner I still dont get it how you vote?
2013-07-09 19:36
Frod for the win
2016-03-15 10:18
Gg ez 2016
2016-04-18 07:34
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