Top 20 players of 2022: s1mple (1)

Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev makes history as the first three-time HLTV Player of the Year, presented by 1xBet, after earning five EVPs, two MVPs, and powering NAVI to a trophy and two Elite Event grand finals in 2022.

s1mple has done it again! The Ukrainian superstar has broken another record by becoming the first player to be named the best in the world three times, twice on the trot, as he leaves behind two-time back-to-back winners Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund, Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David, and Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut. His impressive first placings in Top 20 Players of the Year rankings are also part of an incredible five years among the top two best players in the world, trailing behind only ZywOo in 2019 and during the online era in 2020.

The 25-year-old, who has been in the top 20 Players of the Year ranking for seven years running now, kept an at times struggling Natus Vincere going deep in tournaments throughout 2022 with world-beating individual performances, which included five EVPs and two MVPs to stand above the rest of the field and complete the historical feat.

Top 20 players of 2022: Introduction

For a more in-depth look at his early career, check out s1mple's top 20 articles from 2016 , 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Ukraines1mple
2022 Tournament stats
TournamentEvent Team (place) Rating 2.0 (in team) ADR KPR DPR Impact KAST Award
IEM Katowice
(3-4th)
1.28 (1st, +21%) 84.3 0.83 0.60 1.28 76.0% EVP
EPL S15
(5-8th)
1.44 (1st, +23%) 91.7 0.92 0.57 1.55 77.8% EVP
PGL Major
(2nd)
1.20 (2nd, +7%) 81.6 0.81 0.65 1.30 71.9% EVP
BLAST Spring Final
(1st)
1.37 (1st, +16%) 89.0 0.88 0.58 1.42 78.3% MVP
IEM Cologne
(2nd)
1.25 (1st, +16%) 82.1 0.84 0.61 1.32 72.5% MVP
EPL S16
(5-8th)
1.18 (1st, +15%) 78.7 0.77 0.61 1.17 73.6% EVP
IEM Rio Major
(5-8th)
1.18 (1st, +8%) 79.1 0.76 0.61 1.17 70.4% EVP
BLAST Fall Final
(5-6th)
1.19 (1st, +17%) 82.1 0.82 0.64 1.34 68.3%
BLAST World Final
(5-6th)
1.10 (2nd, +13%) 75.7 0.76 0.66 1.02 72.2%
5%+ above average
5%+ below average
Closer than 5% to average

Natus Vincere didn’t start out their 2022 in the best way possible, losing best-of-ones to MIBR and a series to Astralis in the BLAST Premier Spring Groups, although a victory over Liquid and Ninjas in Pyjamas was enough for a spot in the Spring Final. s1mple, coming out of a Player of the Year performance in 2021, showed no signs of slowing down and led the charge for his team with a 1.26 rating and 1.41 impact.

The year ramped up at the first Elite Event of the season, IEM Katowice, a tournament that became complicated for the Ukrainian-Russian team who started out on fire with three straight series wins against ENCE, FURIA and FaZe. Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy’s men were on the way to starting off 2022 as they ended 2021, winning, but between the group stage and the playoffs the Russian invasion of Ukraine started. Amid the emotional turmoil of watching the war start from afar, two days later G2 took NAVI out 2-0 in the semi-finals. s1mple was the only positive player on his team in the final with a 1.20 rating and 83.3 ADR, almost as good as his tournament-wide 1.28 and 84.3, which earned him his first of five EVP (Exceptionally Valuable Player) mentions.

“I still believe that because of the war our team crashed. Because of the war, we lost our first LAN event against G2 in the semi-finals of Katowice two days after it started. When you are trying to make an era and you are winning a lot, it [does not stop] because you kick a player or because something happened in the team, it's just because of war.”

ESL Pro League Season 15 came next and Natus Vincere once again put on a spectacle in the group stage, breezing past AGO, Evil Geniuses, Complexity, Astralis, and Heroic, but they were squarely beaten in two maps by FaZe, the budding kings of the year, in the quarter-finals. s1mple earned a second straight EVP with some of his highest numbers of the year including a 1.44 rating — the highest of all players at the event —, 1.55 impact, and 91.7 ADR.

Following a successful run at the PGL Antwerp RMR, where s1mple was the highest-rated player with a 1.40 rating, Natus Vincere had a go at the Major, where they hoped to become back-to-back champions. They were par for the course through the Legends Stage with a clean 3-0 record before landing in the final with playoff victories over Heroic and ENCE. But once again Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen and company stood between NAVI and the trophy, pulling the rug from under s1mple and company. This time even the player of the year fumbled with a lowly 0.89 rating in the series, although the Ukrainian star was still an EVP for the tournament despite the final blunder as he finished the tournament third in line for the MVP with a 1.20 rating.

NAVI and FaZe battled for hegemony early on in 2022

Natus Vincere’s highlight of the year came in Lisbon, at the BLAST Premier Spring Final, the team's first event with Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev replacing Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov and Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov calling. Not the flashiest event in the calendar, but one that s1mple and company were happy to win after a half-year drought. A surprise loss to OG in the opener was no setback, as the Ukrainian team left BIG and FaZe in the rearview mirror before taking revenge on OG and pummeling Vitality on the way to the title. s1mple’s year-high 1.42 playoff rating was rewarded with his first MVP medal of the year.

Championship-winning form returned at IEM Cologne, the last event of the first half of the year, where Natus Vincere sailed through the Group A upper bracket with victories over MOUZ, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Movistar Riders to earn a berth straight into the semi-finals. s1mple ended every map in the group stage with over a 1.10 rating and an average of 1.42.

The Ukrainian team then swept Astralis before playing one of the most memorable best-of-five grand finals not only of 2022, but in history, against FaZe. The series went all the way to five maps with four of them down to the wire, but in the end it was karrigan’s men who pulled through on Nuke in the dying embers of the series with consecutive back-breaking plays by Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken. s1mple’s MVP medal wasn’t as sweet after the defeat, but his 1.25 rating, 1.32 impact and incredibly high form at the event was undeniable.

s1mple earned an Elite Event MVP at IEM Cologne even though NAVI couldn't pull through in the final

Play returned after the break at BLAST Premier Fall Groups, where NAVI finished among the top three to earn a berth at the Fall Final. s1mple only played the two maps that really carried weight at the event, against Vitality, and left the early lifting to academy player and future Ninja in Pyjama Daniil "⁠headtr1ck⁠" Valitov. It was in Malta at ESL Pro League S16 that the Ukrainian star came back alive, although a step below his form in the first half of the year. Nonetheless a 1.18 rating was enough for a fourth EVP in NAVI’s quarter-final run, which ended at the hands of Ilya "⁠m0NESY⁠" Osipov's G2, after a troubled group stage with losses to Endpoint, Vitality, and Ninjas in Pyjamas.

Natus Vincere cruised through the RMR for the IEM Rio Major, where s1mple gave no quarter to Illuminar, MOUZ, and Outsiders with 1.30+ ratings in the two best-of-ones and the two-map series against Dastan "⁠dastan⁠" Akbayev’s men. The team's form didn’t translate to the Major in Brazil, however, where NAVI had to come back from a 1-2 deficit early on in the Legends Stage with victories over Bad News Eagles and BIG to make the playoffs in the final round of Swiss play.

s1mple, used to loving and cheering crowds the world over, buckled under the pressure of the Brazilian supporters as he and his teammates went up against FURIA. Thousands of fans cheered on the local boys and booed the visiting team in the pressure cooker that the Jeunesse Arena had become and the world’s best player posted a server-low 0.87 rating while looking visibly rattled on camera. Everything taken into account, s1mple earned his fifth and final EVP mention of the year as he was the team’s locomotive with a 1.31 rating in the group stage.

NAVI crumbled in the IEM Rio Major playoffs against the local favorites, FURIA, and their raucous fans

The year ended on a low for NAVI, who got back-to-back 5-6th placings at BLAST Premier Fall Final and the ensuing BLAST World Final, where Andrii "⁠npl⁠" Kukharskyi made his debut. s1mple did not have particularly outstanding results by his standards, 1.19 and 1.10 ratings, respectively, in the two group stage runs, and the star AWPer who had an EVP or MVP at every other event of the year had to settle for VP (valuable player) mentions to close out 2022. s1mple’s two lowest tournaments being at the height of a VP speak volumes as to why, even with his foot off the gas and NAVI undergoing a restructuring right before sdy was let go, nobody could catch up to the best player of the year.

Why was s1mple the best player of 2022?

s1mple becomes the first player to win three first-place HLTV Player of the Year medals thanks to an unmatched list of awards. He took home an EVP at all but two events, with two Big Event MVPs in a year where those medals were unusually spread across the field. His worst event of the year was a 1.10 rating at BLAST World Final, a floor beyond even ZywOo and Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov below him.

As ever, his overall statistics are incredible. He led the field in multi-kills (21.6%) and kills per round (0.83), and came second in Elite Event rating (1.22) by just 0.01 to sh1ro whilst having nearly twice as many maps. He also led the 'Big Three' in kills leading to wins (67.8%) and multi-kills leading to wins (80.3%).

s1mple was the key factor in NAVI's success and he stood a step ahead of all competitors

Much of his success came early in the year, putting together five strong EVPs or MVPs in the first half of 2022. Over those events he averaged a 1.31 rating whilst going deep into every single event, and a 1.42 rating in BLAST Premier Spring's playoffs was crucial to Natus Vincere overcoming FaZe to win their only title of the year.

He was not as dominant as in previous years he ranked first, and even his second place in the Top 20 Players of 2020 ranking might have been more impressive than his 2022, as he struggled in the finals of both PGL Major Antwerp (0.89 rating) and IEM Cologne (1.09 rating), but he was undoubtedly the key factor behind Natus Vincere's consistent deep runs in events.

Bold prediction by 1xBet

s1mple picked Natus Vincere's most recent addition to the roster, npl, who already played three maps with the main team in the closing event of 2022, BLAST Premier World Final, as a substitute for the outgoing sdy. Before that the 17-year-old Ukrainian rifler spent a year in NAVI Junior where he averaged a 1.07 rating.

The neophyte showed glimpses in the WePlay Academy League, which he played twice in Season 5 and 6. He averaged a 1.21 rating in his first season, a 5-6th place finish for the NAVI academy team, which he then surpassed in the second season, with a 1.26 rating in his team's third-place run.


Take a look at the Introduction article to learn more about how the Top 20 players of 2022 were selected.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1470
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
Ukraine Daniil 'headtr1ck' Valitov
Daniil 'headtr1ck' Valitov
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
122
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
925
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Russia Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
313
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.60
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1746
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
2087
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1162
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1626
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1093
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Ukraine Andrii 'npl' Kukharskyi
Andrii 'npl' Kukharskyi
Age:
17
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
66
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1373
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.27
Maps played:
1091
KPR:
0.84
DPR:
0.61
#2
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Canada bruhmeister
history
2023-01-14 21:48
18 replies
ur fast
2023-01-14 21:49
8 replies
#87
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Brazil ZerongBr
zywoo top1 in my heart
2023-01-14 21:55
6 replies
now imagine the kids watching this shitshow just to be told what they already knew weeks ago...
2023-01-14 22:59
4 replies
Another year that GOAT FalleN got robbed....
2023-01-15 04:44
3 replies
xD yeah and why fer not first ffs. Brazilians getting constantly robbed.
2023-01-15 08:49
2 replies
ffs they will never understand
2023-01-15 22:35
1 reply
Ez for cheater s1mple xD
2023-01-16 02:49
Zywoo top 1 belly
2023-01-15 11:19
hooxie better 4 sure
2023-01-14 22:25
#29
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Netherlands xAlpaka
gg
2023-01-14 21:49
Bullshit
2023-01-14 22:09
Device better lol
2023-01-14 22:18
2 replies
#266
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Belgium hipo816
nice 0/8 Device against top 30 teams in 2022 2 matches played 2 matches lost
2023-01-15 11:49
1 reply
device doesnt know who s0mple is
2023-01-15 14:02
G.O.A.T
2023-01-15 01:17
#231
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Norway Snaids
No #1 except s1mple
2023-01-15 02:58
yea
2023-01-15 15:55
#288
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Ukraine Sneako
Goat
2023-01-15 17:44
GOAT
2023-01-14 21:49
6 replies
any gold nova > s0mple
2023-01-14 21:55
4 replies
Cry is free
2023-01-14 22:49
1 reply
+1
2023-01-15 09:17
that makes you better than s1mple lmao
2023-01-15 00:55
silver 1 owns clip abuser fraudnesy
2023-01-15 01:19
csgo's goat
2023-01-14 21:58
sh1ro robbed unluko GOATVICE IS REAL #1 IN 2023
2023-01-14 21:49
4 replies
s0mple lucky
2023-01-14 21:50
GOAT S1MPLE BETTER SORRY
2023-01-14 21:50
#60
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United States cybonics
only if c9 played more matches. LET THEM IN BLAST!!!
2023-01-14 21:52
#168
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Greece her-1g
Shiro robbed how exactly? Worse stats less evo less mvp also they won like 1 cup all year.
2023-01-14 23:12
GOAT
2023-01-14 21:49
1 reply
unexpected
2023-01-14 21:59
DESERVED THE GOAT <3
2023-01-14 21:49
gg
2023-01-14 21:49
deserved goat
2023-01-14 21:49
who number 2 and 3?
2023-01-14 21:49
ez
2023-01-14 21:49
Pog
2023-01-14 21:49
Sanji robbed
2023-01-14 21:49
1 reply
Dosia robbed
2023-01-15 02:37
#14
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North America zartm
goat
2023-01-14 21:49
GOAT
2023-01-14 21:49
ez
2023-01-14 21:49
epic
2023-01-14 21:49
Pity points!
2023-01-14 21:49
GOAT
2023-01-14 21:49
undeserved
2023-01-14 21:52
3 replies
No one deserves top 1 for 2022, so whatever
2023-01-14 23:12
1 reply
+1
2023-01-15 01:38
yeah, he got the s1mple bonus
2023-01-15 01:00
ez for the goat
2023-01-14 21:49
Deserved! GOAT
2023-01-14 21:51
BEAST
2023-01-14 21:50
1 reply
#287
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Barbados Lyron
King
2023-01-15 17:43
NA where?
2023-01-14 21:49
1 reply
forsen robbed
2023-01-15 00:56
GOAT
2023-01-14 21:49
s1mple 3x HLTV top 1 player
2023-01-14 21:49
Top 1 for 5 years in a row THAT'S MY GOAT LOVE YOU SASHA
2023-01-14 21:49
1 reply
+1 u know cs
2023-01-14 21:53
#31
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Romania sikos5
no
2023-01-14 21:49
#32
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Ukraine d3adLY
EZ goat
2023-01-14 21:49
GOAT doing GOAT things - winning triple top-1 during the most difficult year in his country's history.
2023-01-14 21:49
1 reply
He goat u sheep m im calling animal control and zoo.
2023-01-15 16:27
#35
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Netherlands SpiceNut
Gg wp
2023-01-14 21:50
EZ FOR GOAT 5 TIMES TOP 1 WHAT A GOAT
2023-01-14 21:50
1 reply
He goat u sheep m im calling animal control and zoo.
2023-01-15 16:28
#37
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Finland AliSabid
GOAT
2023-01-14 21:50
1 reply
He goat u sheep m im calling animal control and zoo.
2023-01-15 16:28
ez 4 goat
2023-01-14 21:50
lol wtf why not posting 3rd and 2nd first
2023-01-14 21:50
1 reply
tbf we all know who'd be the other 2 in order if top 1 was known.
2023-01-15 00:59
#40
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Djibouti TheS00s
Goat
2023-01-14 21:50
GOAT
2023-01-14 21:50
Congrats to him
2023-01-14 21:50
gg
2023-01-14 21:50
Legend.
2023-01-14 21:50
ez 4 goat
2023-01-14 21:50
#47
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
GOAT
2023-01-14 21:50
#48
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Croatia Pagan44
Ez for goat
2023-01-14 21:50
<3
2023-01-14 21:50
Goat
2023-01-14 21:51
3x time , gj
2023-01-14 21:51
who is 2
2023-01-14 21:51
1 reply
zy
2023-01-15 02:10
And yet another world-record lol. Heartiest congratulations for the greatest of all time, s1mple! <3 Edit: Very well done to all of the top-3. Hoping for an amazing 2023!
2023-01-14 22:00
2 replies
You changed your opinion bro? You always had device as the greatest
2023-01-14 23:30
1 reply
Well yeah. That being said, I wouldn't call him the undisputed GOAT yet, since he is yet to match the most Major MVPs won by a player. But he surpasses every other player in history, in every way. That definitely puts s1mple over the top.
2023-01-15 20:47
what a goat
2023-01-14 21:52
#59
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Ukraine d1chenok
GOAT as always
2023-01-14 21:52
GOAT
2023-01-14 21:52
#62
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Brazil CrowZek
GOAT
2023-01-14 21:52
only 1.26 rating
2023-01-14 21:52
2 replies
'Only' LOL
2023-01-14 22:17
1 reply
yeah exactly xD
2023-01-14 22:32
What a man. I absolutely love s1mple. He is such a good role model, in and outside of the server <3
2023-01-14 21:52
#66
deko | 
Pakistan 7ssk7
hltv.org/top20/predictions/2022/1583414 SIUUUUUUUUUU GOAAAAAAAAAAT
2023-01-14 21:52
CS:GO GOAT
2023-01-14 21:52
#68
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Russia LKTK
G. O. A. T.
2023-01-14 21:52
not deserved, carried by navi
2023-01-14 21:52
#70
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Chile 1cristiaan
Pog
2023-01-14 21:52
#71
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Brazil setsz
goat
2023-01-14 21:53
#72
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Argentina Aleeee
THE GOAT
2023-01-14 21:53
goat ez
2023-01-14 21:53
Goat goat goat even zywoo admits it
2023-01-14 21:53
Goat
2023-01-14 21:53
Legend is legend.
2023-01-14 21:53
#78
cu | 
Brazil bizhuy
GOAT
2023-01-14 21:53
Theres no one better GOAT
2023-01-14 21:54
#83
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Ukraine VoidWave
BEZKOSHTOVNO
2023-01-14 21:54
GOAT
2023-01-14 21:54
#85
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United States Rayduh
Not as dominant of a year result wise
2023-01-14 21:54
#86
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Hungary ShadYyBoy
The GOAT no question
2023-01-14 21:54
THE GOAT
2023-01-14 21:56
GOAT
2023-01-14 21:56
GOAT !!!!! LET'S GOOO
2023-01-14 21:57
#92
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Aruba defoliant
navi still cant win anything kewk.
2023-01-14 21:57
#94
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United States TARIK_GOAT
ez
2023-01-14 21:57
GOAT
2023-01-14 21:58
#97
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Netherlands RichHours
Next year we will see m0NESY here
2023-01-14 22:05
congratz
2023-01-14 21:59
#100
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Finland soossixd
zywoo robbed
2023-01-14 21:59
#102
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Bermuda Fischle
not deserved
2023-01-14 22:01
nice expected and deserved
2023-01-14 22:02
I think this year has the closest ever top 3 trio ever. Argument for any order could be made, depending on what stats your prioritize, and in the end it essentially came down to the team that made the deepest runs in tournaments ( to influence the final order )
2023-01-14 22:02
1 reply
You are right. Funny that hltv prioritises different stats for different players.
2023-01-14 22:57
SH1RO >>> S1MPLE
2023-01-14 22:04
Goat but objectively he really is on his downfall now, better get his shit together
2023-01-14 22:03
#109
NiKo | 
Brazil gkope
best player ever. godlike form
2023-01-14 22:03
congrats
2023-01-14 22:04
#111
iM | 
Romania Infumee
All top 3 should not be in top 3 ..my opinion ..because i think is more important to win events ..that’s how it goes in any sports ..the stats are nothing if you don’t win big events
2023-01-14 22:04
9 replies
0 IQ argument. This is a team sports. No one in with a sane mind would say Di Maria or even 2022 Messi are better players than M'Bappé, but they still won the world cup.
2023-01-14 22:11
8 replies
#121
iM | 
Romania Infumee
Yes but messi will get the ballon d’or so maybe you got 0 iq..the winners get the first places
2023-01-14 22:15
7 replies
How will he get a Ballon d'Or that has already been attributed to Benzema dumbass ?
2023-01-14 22:19
4 replies
#136
iM | 
Romania Infumee
Last year..you are the dumbass..just check you’re right before you say something stupid..
2023-01-14 22:25
3 replies
Messi will not get the Ballon d'Or fro 2023 effing clown If anything M'Bappé would get it at this point which would reinforce my point ;D What is it with your 3d worlder brain ? Is their a lack of quality food to fuel it in your country ...??? Or are you just effing stupid even by Romania's standards ??? Really wonder, I'm concerned about your well being bro :'(
2023-01-14 22:32
2 replies
#164
iM | 
Romania Infumee
Ok ..wait and see ..yes you are superior because you’re french the superior nation..sorry i’ve argued with you my superior lord..if you’re wrong i’ll just pretend you are right..sorry again
2023-01-14 23:04
Mbappe will never win ballon d'or, he is trash
2023-01-15 06:24
#185
NiKo | 
Brazil Nero7
say that to Ronaldo and Messi 10 years in a row being Ballon Dor winners while not even winning CL in half of those. in 2010 Iniesta won WC being the mvp, didnt win, in 2009 Sneijder won the treble being CL mvp and didnt get it either (messi with zero trophies got it instead)
2023-01-14 23:51
1 reply
+1000 This clown's brain is on a budget.
2023-01-15 18:00
#112
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Poland Roxin
GOAT
2023-01-14 22:05
s1mple 3 top 1 device 0 top 1
2023-01-14 22:08
3 replies
device will never get a top 1. He is still the GOAT player as far as achievements go though.
2023-01-14 22:12
2 replies
#263
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Australia jahsan
dev1ce never being number 1 unfortunately hampers his position in the CSGO GOAT debate imo, no matter the insane amount of accolades that dev1ce has. Still a top 2/3 player OAT tho.
2023-01-15 10:52
1 reply
GOAT as far as achievements go as I said. Skillwise, that's another story and he isn't even close
2023-01-15 17:59
#116
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Turkey Joper
GOAT
2023-01-14 22:11
#117
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Finland Teukkasd
expected, gz goat
2023-01-14 22:11
GZ GOAAAT
2023-01-14 22:14
Last year for him in top 3, also sh1ro>>>
2023-01-14 22:15
Device better
2023-01-14 22:17
Deserved
2023-01-14 22:19
zywoo was ROBBED.
2023-01-14 22:19
REAL GOAT
2023-01-14 22:20
#129
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Iran Xpicyy
G.O.A.T
2023-01-14 22:20
Shit list
2023-01-14 22:20
s0mple
2023-01-14 22:20
Deserved as Ukraine deserved to win Eurovision Song Contest last year
2023-01-14 22:23
4 replies
+1
2023-01-14 23:41
#187
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Ukraine N1fromUA
Supporting russia rn:) What a stupid move, man, you saw what happens with Armenia? russians should help to defend vs Azerbaijan but they do not anything :) As you know how bad they are against us, when you had a real conflict, they just left you :)
2023-01-14 23:52
cope and seethe Kosovar
2023-01-15 00:50
Who's ur top1 then? All 3 with equal stats but zywoo has less evp/mvp and haven't even played a single major playoff map, sh1ro no elite event mvps. ur just hating for no reason as baiting is not allowed per hltv rules
2023-01-15 16:20
questionable, this year was shaky for him
2023-01-14 22:23
What did you idiots expected from hltv ? Put a Russian ahead of two of the most popular players ? Lol this was and is always about being popular
2023-01-14 22:24
#135
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Colombia JaiS
GOAT.
2023-01-14 22:24
#142
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
GOAT GOD
2023-01-14 22:34
HIS LAST #1 😭
2023-01-14 22:37
GOAT. ACTUAL GOAT. By far the best no one is close let's be real for a second. The ZywOo narrative is for the show, in reality he is by far the best ever. No one can even be remotely close to him, ZywOo included, after a freaking WAR started in his country..... Tells a lot.
2023-01-14 22:38
EZ FOR GOAT
2023-01-14 22:38
THAT'S WHY HE IS THE GOAT
2023-01-14 22:38
junior robbed
2023-01-14 22:40
GOAT
2023-01-14 22:42
JW robbed
2023-01-14 22:43
#150
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Poland dejmanOOO
AGAIN GOAT
2023-01-14 22:44
deserved congratz!
2023-01-14 22:44
again robbed xD.
2023-01-14 22:44
#153
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Italy cele87
Undeserced imo
2023-01-14 22:48
1 reply
Deserved. But 2023 s1mple will fall.
2023-01-14 23:02
Change s0mple's battle scarred face pic to s0mple hog pic already
2023-01-14 22:48
2023 will be s1mple's fall.
2023-01-14 23:00
The only three-time Number 1 player yet. ^^ What a god. :D
2023-01-14 23:02
#169
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South Africa Ston3Cold
GOAT! Well deserved and well played!
2023-01-14 23:19
Goat
2023-01-14 23:20
smooya robbed
2023-01-14 23:22
Unfair, ZywOo was better, true goat
2023-01-14 23:40
just for be an Ukrainian nowadays deserve all the awards
2023-01-14 23:40
#180
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Romania makezimn
GOAT
2023-01-14 23:44
#182
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Ukraine N1fromUA
Congrats S1mple, I happy that since 24 February you change from “maloros” to the guy who can take award with a word:” Slava Ukraini” Hope this year we will win and NaVi will back to top.
2023-01-14 23:47
2 replies
#190
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CIS 2ocean
so cringe as #177
2023-01-15 00:01
#276
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Russia ZzzonkeDD
the most cringe message I've seen on HLTV this year haahha
2023-01-15 14:22
#186
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Brazil darkfroid
The real goat
2023-01-14 23:51
solek robbed gg
2023-01-14 23:54
1 reply
#285
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Canada firtlast
soooooleeeeeeeekkkk
2023-01-15 17:17
#191
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Portugal dracø
Undeniably the GOAT to ever touch CSGO
2023-01-15 00:03
expected
2023-01-15 00:13
best player to ever touch this game
2023-01-15 00:28
TOP 1 player with 1 C tier tournament win this award is less legit than ballon d'or
2023-01-15 00:39
1 reply
yeah, Blast spring title is like no title at all, horrible year for Navi but who else pick for #1? all the other teams play smart with 5v5 and not 1v9 with 1 guy needs to win every round like Navi do.
2023-01-15 04:52
2/20 omg so ez boys??
2023-01-15 00:42
HAHAHAHAH WHAT A JOKE
2023-01-15 00:43
1 reply
#277
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Greece Fangu1
Undeserved
2023-01-15 14:22
#200
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Europe S0me_dude
Deserved, true GOAT
2023-01-15 00:45
#201
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Finland 5way
THE GOAT
2023-01-15 00:47
#204
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Poland BAN_ANIME
insane but JamYoung robbed
2023-01-15 00:53
has been the best since 2016
2023-01-15 01:12
GOAT
2023-01-15 01:17
GOAT
2023-01-15 01:17
does he even want this award? everyone knows, including him, that he only got it because he is Ukranian. Like when Ukraine wins Eurovision
2023-01-15 01:24
3 replies
same with b1t in top 20
2023-01-15 01:50
nt, he's literally better in most categories than anyone this year lol
2023-01-16 00:33
#309
cArn | 
Ukraine m5_cs
thats racist
2023-01-16 19:52
#217
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Brazil Semeon
Congratultions s1mple . be aware that this was your last top1, thanks for everything you delivered in this game.
2023-01-15 01:29
wtf. S1mple wasnt the best here, like blade. How can he be better than zywoo? he has lower rait, and still better? How can blade be the best, when robban and dastan did much more in this year? Tough to see political decisions in cyber-sports.
2023-01-15 01:38
3 replies
True. S1mple and NAVI They have always been the favorites, other players with the toxicity of s1mple have been sanctioned.
2023-01-15 09:33
zywoo no elite event playoffs one good mvp (epl) while s1mple MVP'd in cologne and lisbon s1mple highest impact rating s1mple 5 evp zywoo doesnt even have the stats nor the awards to challenge s1mple this year
2023-01-15 09:57
watch the stats bro, s1mple is clearly n1 dumbass gold nova
2023-01-15 14:08
The greatest of all time, p1mple!
2023-01-15 01:39
#221
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Sweden multib
At the end of the day this is true and no matter what we think of his personality he is the greatest player
2023-01-15 01:47
thanks god its his last top 1
2023-01-15 01:49
bot
2023-01-15 01:50
#230
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Finland FlNLAND
thank god they used a picture where simple looks like a human being
2023-01-15 02:52
First of all to those say you’re gold or silver to like s1mple, are gold or silver themselves as even zywoo in the interview pointed to s1mple as his greatest nemesis. They also pointed out that in the panel review, s1mple overtook zywoo and sh1ro with over 50%. It was not robbed, it was dominantly for him. Its not about politics or the war, he had more mvps, more consistency, despite his lack of star-level performance by the end of the year, he still performed as good as anyone in the top20. Its also not about highlights, there are tools you can use to analyze CSGO player’s impact, by far s1mple’s stats are surprisingly even better using them, he’s not a baiter, the awper doesn’t go in first. Watch Voo’s explanation on that. Either way if you dont read english or have no IQ cells, cope.
2023-01-15 03:10
1 reply
flair checks out. You really think that simple didnt get number 1 just because hes ukrainian? There is literally no way for him to be above the real best player. But of course because of the war in syria they just had to give it to simple instead of junior. And here I though politics are out of esports. Further proof that politics are everywhere...
2023-01-15 07:14
3 times top 1 and 2 times top 2 Player Idk why ppl hate him. This dude real GOAT rn. Only one player who still in top since 2018 to nowadays.
2023-01-15 03:11
2 replies
Still can't win shit other than blastcrap :D
2023-01-15 10:42
1 reply
Still he won everything :D
2023-01-17 14:35
GOAT
2023-01-15 03:13
so ez for the G.O.A.T.
2023-01-15 03:26
first time no one reach 1.30 rating since 2018
2023-01-15 03:35
p1mple #1 lul
2023-01-15 03:48
THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME.. Dev1ce no where near s1mple.. it should have been 5 straight top 1.. hltv thinks zyw00 is better but nowhere near s1mple
2023-01-15 04:03
DADDY
2023-01-15 05:26
bullshit
2023-01-15 06:04
#245
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France Diodele
ahahahah lol most overrated player ever
2023-01-15 06:05
#246
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Brazil Maujubudo
EZ 4 GOAT cry as much as you want, but its the truth
2023-01-15 06:17
GOAT
2023-01-15 06:28
Ok, deserved 7/8! congradfd
2023-01-15 06:29
GOAT
2023-01-15 07:09
#252
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Brazil Mandarjn
robbed
2023-01-15 07:25
GOAT🐐
2023-01-15 07:55
Well deserved
2023-01-15 08:03
1 tournament win and that's also blastshit :D
2023-01-15 10:41
deserved, s1mple = messi
2023-01-15 10:54
1 reply
#273
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Russia ZzzonkeDD
hah, is also overrated in recent years playing for Barca and PSG as well as S1mple in NaVi?
2023-01-15 14:17
#267
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United Kingdom 1hp1
hahahahahah total blsht :))) The worst player from the worst team....
2023-01-15 12:24
shit
2023-01-15 13:15
dev1ce s1mple ZywOo sh1ro m0NESY
2023-01-15 14:17
1 reply
Dev1ce… sure buddy
2023-01-16 11:42
sh1ro >>
2023-01-15 14:21
#278
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Russia ZzzonkeDD
The most (or almost the most) ambiguous top-1 in the history of the rating. Everything came together in one thing - past achievements, a good rating and an agenda of support for Ukraine in the US/EU community. The following factors were poorly taken into account: the number of EVPs, major (regular) tournaments won, toxicity (decency in the community).
2023-01-15 14:29
2 replies
he had more evp's, mvp's and playoffs appearances with the same rating smh
2023-01-16 00:28
#308
cArn | 
Ukraine m5_cs
cry is free
2023-01-16 19:51
Well deserved!
2023-01-15 15:20
s1mply the best to ever touch Counter-Strike
2023-01-15 17:19
#289
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Spain Shiloh
Deserved!
2023-01-15 17:44
#290
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Germany aL1337
ohnepixel robbed
2023-01-15 17:54
the great 1 !!
2023-01-15 20:03
junior robbed again
2023-01-15 20:28
Expected
2023-01-15 21:40
simple is a hypocrite... about the war, the nation... trying to silence his conscience with a few dollars... pathetic
2023-01-16 05:45
1 reply
#307
cArn | 
Ukraine m5_cs
Why is that
2023-01-16 19:50
Top 1 2020 is the biggest robbery in cs go…. !!! Just a fact.
2023-01-16 13:21
Ty Putin
2023-01-16 15:13
Truly the greatest congrats!
2023-01-16 16:09
Ez
2023-01-16 22:28
G.O.A.T.
2023-01-17 04:18
Comparing to other years its not as close anymore... I feel like this whole GOAT stuff is getting to his head and he is getting toxic to teammates again. Lets not hope so.
2023-01-17 17:01
He won everything he could do in 2021 and became No1. This year he won shit, and still got the same award as a year ago. Doesn't make any sense.
2023-01-18 01:15
#315
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France t3r4byt3
GOAT
2023-01-18 11:33
GOAT
2023-01-18 13:29
GOAT
2023-01-19 12:14
#319
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South America Reaccion
goat
2023-01-23 20:53
#320
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Sweden multib
true goat of cs
2023-01-24 08:40
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