starix named DH Winter MVP

Natus Vincere member Sergey "starix" Ischuk has been named Most Valuable Player of DreamHack Winter 2010.

The official recognition for the best player of DreamHack Winter 2010 went to Natus Vincere's Sergey "starix" Ischuk. He displayed great performances throughout the event and even excelled in the Final against mTw where he was the top rated player in both maps helping his team win the tournament.

There were a few other contenders for this award, most notably Martin "trace" Heldt from runner-ups mTw and Niklas "niko" Johansson from Lions who both led their teams to medal winning placements.

This is Ischuk's second individual accolade this year, as he was named the Best Player of Arbalet Cup Dallas 2010 earlier in July.

Keep your broswers on HLTV.org as our coverage of this event is yet to be finished.

huh
2010-11-28 00:21
19 replies
had the same thought
2010-11-28 00:49
who would you want? :)
2010-11-28 00:59
17 replies
ave was good.
2010-11-28 02:19
ave or ceh9 is the MVP for me.
2010-11-28 08:15
15 replies
ceh9 was on fire
2010-11-28 08:34
ye ave was on fire whole tournament, good for mentioning niko he did most important kills for lions
2010-11-28 10:04
6 replies
+1, i was like 'wtf' at some of niko's awps O_O
2010-11-28 11:06
ave's playstyle has changed alot recently, he felt like "i want the be the man who takes the entry frags now" So he's now just a normal madfragger And ArcadioN has taken the role as IGL. In an interview with zonic he said that ave had lost a lot of motivation on CS of being the caller. That's one of the reasons why ArcadioN came in to mTw :)
2010-11-28 11:45
4 replies
true. but starix was the best player in the final imo :)
2010-11-28 13:21
I wish walle would take the role of being IGL 24/7 seeing as hes not up to par fragging wise, it would let RobbaN be even better.
2010-11-28 16:45
2 replies
ummm wtf are you talking about? walle was the highest rated player for SK
2010-11-29 19:44
1 reply
One event (in Sweden) he did well...yeah dude how many events has he been to with SK in the last year? yes he has been bad for that long if not longer
2010-11-29 21:49
but as far as I know the mvp is always chosen from the team which wins the tournament
2010-11-28 11:34
6 replies
yeah well, honestly i think markeloff, ceh9 and Edward were all playing better in this tournament than starix. so i really dont understand how he could be named MVP. it really should be ceh9.
2010-11-28 12:19
5 replies
markeloff wasnt good at all this time :) Imo ofc.
2010-11-28 13:21
3 replies
1 reply
I cant read that. What I said have nothing to do with navi over all, they were the best team. But, markeloff didnt play aswell as we have seen him do.
2010-11-28 13:30
i didnt watch all that many games but i think you will see that he's one of the best players @ dreamhack - at least with awp - when the stats from the event gets published.
2010-11-28 14:26
not according to dreamteam, starix +45000 the rest -28000.
2010-11-29 14:15
#2
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Iceland alex!
Well deserved to that too.
2010-11-28 00:21
nice :P gratz
2010-11-28 00:21
great, congratz!)
2010-11-28 00:21
gj
2010-11-28 00:21
he hard killer :)
2010-11-28 00:21
he deserves it!
2010-11-28 00:21
n1
2010-11-28 00:21
gj
2010-11-28 00:21
he deserved it, great player, congratz
2010-11-28 00:21
play hard
2010-11-28 00:21
Starix the best!
2010-11-28 00:21
imo trace
2010-11-28 00:22
najs dude
2010-11-28 00:22
n1, gj.
2010-11-28 00:22
starix uses 1.1 zowie dosent?
2010-11-28 00:22
1 reply
yeah. he used zowie 1.1, than xai, now zowie 1.1 againg )
2010-11-28 13:13
i think it should be moddii.
2010-11-28 00:22
20 replies
of course, youre sweden
2010-11-28 00:28
9 replies
+1
2010-11-28 00:37
2 replies
+1
2010-11-28 00:43
1 reply
+1
2010-11-28 13:13
you dont get the irony?
2010-11-28 00:53
5 replies
MOODY SWEEDE ))
2010-11-28 02:48
his nickname is dbitch (dumb bitch? :D)
2010-11-28 14:15
3 replies
::DAS:DSASDAS:D
2010-11-28 16:11
1 reply
=D
2010-11-28 22:25
rofl
2010-11-29 17:37
HAHAHA, They usally picks some1 who stands out in the final tho...
2010-11-28 00:31
hltv.org/?pageid=181&eventid=694 moddii along with face are two last in stats of SK. WAlle is first btw
2010-11-28 00:48
8 replies
why so serious ?!
2010-11-28 00:54
7 replies
+ :D :D :D is it better now?
2010-11-28 01:57
6 replies
gratz you win SteelSeries 7H :)
2010-11-28 02:39
5 replies
thanks, dude :-) thought I would never end up within prize place. was wrong :-)
2010-11-28 03:09
4 replies
you will give me? ;D
2010-11-28 03:09
3 replies
the prize? mmm...let me think...hm...probably NO :D
2010-11-28 03:10
2 replies
hahaahha xDDD :D maybe i will change name to criipara :D and nix0n will give me xD
2010-11-28 03:13
1 reply
not sure about this, but u should definitely try)
2010-11-28 03:15
star nice brother!
2010-11-28 00:22
Gux =(
2010-11-28 00:22
OC
2010-11-28 00:23
expected, gj starix
2010-11-28 00:23
supermanstarixyeee)))
2010-11-28 00:23
gg,serejke
2010-11-28 00:24
imo ave played the best tournament overall
2010-11-28 00:24
2 replies
agreed :) but they allways favor a winner :P
2010-11-28 01:00
1 reply
Statestics*
2010-11-28 16:02
I expected trace or niko
2010-11-28 00:24
he played crazy here at dreamhack! Well deserved!
2010-11-28 00:24
starix and ceh9 were fucking awesome :P
2010-11-28 00:24
gg starix...best player :x.
2010-11-28 00:25
gj and markeloff awp :D
2010-11-28 00:25
4 replies
Did U see his amazing move on train? Jumping from 6th line ladder to 5th wagon and HS from deagle on trace with awp! Blya hren pojmesh' che ya tut napisal, no ty naverno videl eto v streame Kaspera??
2010-11-28 00:37
3 replies
i saw it ya toje hueviy v inglishe no moment bul ofigennuy) i casper s nego ofigel)
2010-11-28 00:39
2 replies
bla, ebanaya rabota iz za nee propustil pryamu translyaciy, shas demo smotret' budu ))
2010-11-28 17:34
1 reply
oa, auroxzc8ae , paeia jdajsei aeoa oaeu )aejawu, vai toma no cu, filha da puta,))) asoeaowe iasjdaiwe osadaiw9e )))))
2010-12-03 13:42
#31
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Argentina sebaxinho
ceh9 > starix in this tournament
2010-11-28 00:25
7 replies
no, you clearly didnt watch every match
2010-11-28 00:25
1 reply
#112
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Argentina sebaxinho
?? I watched the games, and it's my opinion, I don't care what's yours, I didn't replied to you with my thoughts.
2010-11-28 01:54
+1 it's true esenin these last weeks played and is playing amazing
2010-11-28 00:59
In inferno I agree. In train I don´t know because i didn´t see this map.
2010-11-28 01:00
screaming, yes singing, yes playing... I agree on this last tournament, but for example, at Arbalet cup Dallas, starix > all, and at WCG too IMO. Anyway, it would be really cool to see what can they do together if they play at 110% like they do sometimes.
2010-11-28 01:58
2 replies
#150
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Argentina sebaxinho
o_O so? ceh9 > starix in this tournament tells you something?
2010-11-28 06:01
1 reply
Yes, it tells me I must learn to read? =(
2010-11-28 13:33
well deserved
2010-11-28 00:25
I don't think there should be a separate news post about it... he deserves it though.
2010-11-28 00:25
ceh9 the best imo :)
2010-11-28 00:25
2 replies
+1 this time he supported his team and had time to rape the enemies.
2010-11-28 00:29
ceh9 0 - 15 ))
2010-11-28 02:50
#35
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Brazil peladekis
STARIX S2
2010-11-28 00:25
starix + trace played amazing this tournament :)
2010-11-28 00:25
#38
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Brazil fzZ
n1
2010-11-28 00:26
Natus Vincere DreamHack Winter Champions.
2010-11-28 00:26
5 replies
thanks for the info...
2010-11-28 00:29
waouw quick information.. How did you know that?
2010-11-28 00:54
info 100%?
2010-11-28 01:08
Pics or it never happend.
2010-11-28 01:17
1 reply
pics or gtfo*
2010-11-28 01:25
s1ck player!
2010-11-28 00:27
Fantastic performance from him, well deserved.
2010-11-28 00:28
nice :P gratz
2010-11-28 00:29
Starix did brilliant followed close by ceh9 and trace.
2010-11-28 00:29
starix just god
2010-11-28 00:30
#48
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Ukraine gungrave
hltv.org/?pageid=183&eventid=694 1st in NaVi 2nd in all tourney
2010-11-28 00:30
1 reply
Majer played twice less maps
2010-11-29 11:43
#49
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Europe clushCLUSH
starix was really good
2010-11-28 00:31
who thinks his aim has improved , even better than some of the fnatic players and edward and markeloff aswell ?.... i saw him against many teams ... in angles not very easy to shoot at , he annihilated everyone :X .... definitely deserved this mvp award .. he was AMAZING
2010-11-28 00:32
4 replies
#65
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Singapore Nephalith
He was more insane when he was in A-Gaming and KerchNET, destroying teams on his own. He had more freedom back then Before Na`vi was formed, he's arguably the best Ukrainian player. Maybe now we'll get to see more of him.
2010-11-28 00:44
1 reply
not really...
2010-11-28 22:37
Yeah, he and Esenin improved, but others "stayed" on the same level. Markeloff is still way better though. And comparing to fnatic, it's pretty even in my opinion.
2010-11-28 01:01
not just aim. He moves smart.
2010-11-28 02:52
gj starix
2010-11-28 00:33
#53
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Bulgaria SHISHETu
nice title "starixMVP" :D
2010-11-28 00:34
NICE STARIX s2
2010-11-28 00:34
well deserved, also trace and maj3r were awesome :D gg
2010-11-28 00:35
1 reply
idd, I just read on a french esport website that he was actually the one with the highest rating (1.47, with a 1.73 K/D ratio O_O) but couldn't be named best player because his team didn't make it to the final
2010-11-28 12:49
My first thought went to him then i made up my mind for ave! Gratz C=
2010-11-28 00:36
He was always my favorite Na'Vi player (maybe ex aequo with markeloff, Im an awp whore). Edward and markeloff were always the one to be the stars of Na'Vi, being on the pedestal, gaining peans, while starix quietly was doing the "dirty work", sometimes top fragging, I really like that this has been noticed.
2010-11-28 00:36
OH YEAAH starix is MADFRAGGER!
2010-11-28 00:37
nice
2010-11-28 00:42
starix the best <3
2010-11-28 00:39
gz
2010-11-28 00:41
i think guy from msi said mvp of final, not whole tournament. imo mvp was ceh9, but he hasnt been chosen because someone called him an unmanner =D well done navi, we are proud of you and thanks to arbalet.
2010-11-28 00:41
+96 k/d diff says all
2010-11-28 00:43
WP Serega,u've deserved it ;) good job
2010-11-28 00:43
You haven't written anything about Lions raping fx in the third place game.
2010-11-28 00:44
playeasy!
2010-11-28 00:45
ave has 2nd stats in mtw...impressive
2010-11-28 00:45
nice starix
2010-11-28 00:47
niko was pretty awesome too
2010-11-28 00:49
starix BEST! why not cen9?
2010-11-28 00:52
1 reply
because starix da best.) gratz!
2010-11-28 00:56
nice starix =)
2010-11-28 00:56
ceh9 = esenin right ? :p
2010-11-28 00:57
1 reply
:DAAAAAAAAAAA
2010-11-28 02:55
he is a really good player. congratulationZzz
2010-11-28 00:58
well deserved. ceh9 and edward 3/4. markeloff did not impress me as much this event
2010-11-28 01:01
1 reply
In the end, yes, but he was top fragger against fnatic and was the key player in Navis victory on de_train against FX.
2010-11-28 01:08
Then he got a MSI laptop, that was the price for MVP :D
2010-11-28 01:03
starix? hahaha lol
2010-11-28 01:04
1 reply
what's so funny 'bout that?
2010-11-28 22:39
pasha > starix on DH
2010-11-28 01:06
3 replies
markeloff > starix & pasha on DH
2010-11-28 01:13
is this joke ? starix > ALL ! ;)
2010-11-28 01:16
pasha was taken down pretty badly by markeloff..
2010-11-28 12:21
GOOD
2010-11-28 01:07
n1 his is amazing <3
2010-11-28 01:13
ave imo.. but whatever.
2010-11-28 01:13
starix the best
2010-11-28 01:17
bad decision dsn . . .
2010-11-28 01:18
starix his name is awesome and he rapes everyone grats dude :) 2nd time being MVP now? well deserved
2010-11-28 01:23
Hoped for cen9, today he hasn't just motivated his team, but made some HUGE frags throughout the tournament. 0-15 for the win
2010-11-28 01:31
Agree, starix pulled off some amazing frags
2010-11-28 01:33
stats pls?
2010-11-28 01:35
KerchNET starix
2010-11-28 01:42
truly amazing player,well deserved,wp!
2010-11-28 01:42
gj starix
2010-11-28 02:10
ALL > Starix But Starix take MVP, why? maybe Starix is the best? Realy, I think so!
2010-11-28 02:24
1 reply
starix best player in navi then markeloff
2010-11-28 12:09
#119
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Paraguay lel0x
NAVI :D (L)
2010-11-28 02:24
gjjj
2010-11-28 02:26
starix is one sick mofo.. he was definitely the best followed by trace, ave, niko.. imo he has been best player in navi ( & probably the whole world) for quite some time... player of the year for me!
2010-11-28 02:50
5 replies
markeloff is getting better.. i think he is the best player of the world atm.
2010-11-28 03:26
4 replies
starix is more complete player IMO.. he is just sick with rifles, pistols & awp... markeloff's awp is better but starix's rifle is much better than markeloff.. he is a complete player just like f0rest, neo... thats just my opinion..
2010-11-28 04:51
3 replies
mark AK > starix AK. thats a fact.
2010-11-28 09:48
2 replies
Then get ur facts right.
2010-11-28 11:24
its a fact that your retarded.
2010-11-28 14:11
Edward played really wll too :$
2010-11-28 03:01
I like how starix keep B on dust2
2010-11-28 03:08
imo niko was great in this tournament too :)
2010-11-28 03:13
starix reflex is Godlike @_@
2010-11-28 03:27
Most complete player in world, for me. Gratz Starix
2010-11-28 03:27
thats good for him but ech9 peaked vs fnatic. insane
2010-11-28 03:38
SIOKR
2010-11-28 03:54
zonic is real MVP
2010-11-28 04:01
And best rating = MAJ3R gj starix and MAJ3R !
2010-11-28 04:04
1 reply
Agree,MaJ3r played good in this tournament.
2010-11-28 04:29
i espected more out of kHRYSTAL,but he desapointed...btw deserved starix,trace and zonic were great...
2010-11-28 04:48
starix deserved it :*)
2010-11-28 04:49
niko was so sick , the most underrated player ever :D
2010-11-28 05:12
ceh9 deserved it EDIT: and another prize for Zeus :o)
2010-11-28 05:33
ceh9 > starix
2010-11-28 05:36
NICEE, well deserved :)
2010-11-28 05:57
You can name this tournament as the worst tournament for zonic on 2010 , very poor performance by him. Also it was a bad tournament for fnatic, they lost EPS Nordic finals and didn't enter the DH top3 list.
2010-11-28 06:23
Good job starix. <3
2010-11-28 06:48
#153
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Israel selukvey
great job starix
2010-11-28 07:19
Starix is doing one hell of a job since before joining Na'Vi. The true ukranian dominator.
2010-11-28 07:28
gj starix but cen9 was better imxo
2010-11-28 08:17
He deserves it
2010-11-28 08:22
for me it should be ave or trace
2010-11-28 08:30
3 replies
for me trace the best sniper of DH.
2010-11-28 09:09
2 replies
u think so? :) trace is my fav player, but he missed a lot of shots in this tourney
2010-11-28 09:19
1 reply
I dont think so he was very agressive and in very good shape I almost couldnt breathe when I saw some of his shots.
2010-12-24 21:55
congratulations :)
2010-11-28 08:39
iieeeeee*
2010-11-28 08:44
sen9 MVP
2010-11-28 09:05
<3 starix'a but ceh9 best on the DreamHack!
2010-11-28 09:06
and what bout BEST AWP
2010-11-28 09:35
1 reply
delpan OFC! hahahaha
2010-11-28 12:47
Good tournament from starix, very solid.
2010-11-28 09:41
ceh9 also played very good ;)
2010-11-28 09:54
nice :>
2010-11-28 10:02
nice serega!
2010-11-28 10:04
starix is the best allrounder nowadays. this guy is totally sick with every weapon and is playing so insanely. well deserved
2010-11-28 10:33
And where is yours pasha shitheads? "Best player of tournament"
2010-11-28 10:48
1 reply
pasha did really well
2010-11-29 03:42
gg starix NEO the best :D
2010-11-28 10:49
1 reply
BEST ?
2010-11-28 11:22
NEO BESTTT !
2010-11-28 11:23
8 replies
starix > Neo ;)
2010-11-28 11:25
4 replies
starix > Neo :/ Neo the best player ! but Na'Vi the best team !
2010-11-28 11:33
3 replies
+1
2010-11-28 13:22
yes neo the best =) the best of last 10 years :D let see who will be the best in 2011 :P and if fx will can not be on top. neo can not be best..
2010-11-28 13:28
no neo is bad, so fucking overrated.
2010-11-28 14:12
just shut up.
2010-11-28 11:31
pasha > neo ftw :D
2010-11-28 12:52
starix vs mtw de_inferno 26/10 de_train 32/15
2010-11-28 11:32
1 reply
That's impressive, and it was not only like that against mTw. Great player.
2010-11-28 11:44
gj starix :)
2010-11-28 11:32
GG STARIX
2010-11-28 11:39
good job starik :]
2010-11-28 11:39
I hate Na`Vi, but starix really deserved this title, amazing aim!
2010-11-28 11:40
Best world player
2010-11-28 11:43
dA best :)
2010-11-28 11:47
nice!!!
2010-11-28 11:51
I think that before the event, Starix and niko must be the most underestimated player, but both are truely insane, imo :)
2010-11-28 12:19
played very well
2010-11-28 12:29
:) gj
2010-11-28 12:40
cheeeeee9 or esenin is the best in my opinion :D
2010-11-28 12:40
1 reply
ceh9 = essenin...
2010-11-28 13:22
Best player : 1. Starix 2.ceh9 Best AWP : 1. Markeloff 2. Starix
2010-11-28 12:49
deserved
2010-11-28 13:01
for me it was zonic :/
2010-11-28 13:09
2 replies
this was the worst tournament by zonic this year...I dont understand how one can come to such a conclusion
2010-11-29 03:41
1 reply
worst tournament? :D are u kidding me? zonic and trace were awesome! :D vs fnatic on inferno zonic motm xD
2010-12-03 09:45
why are people saying starix is the most underestimated, starix has been playing great and receiving praises for ages. the underestimated Na'Vi guy would be ceh9, and sometimes Zeus.
2010-11-28 13:12
3 replies
true about Senya, but not about Zeus. Zeus is a stats caller. and those stats which first seemed funny, at least to esl commentators, now being used by other teams and help Navi be on top. PS and about starix. he's got to Navi in first place only because he had esl quota as the captain of his previous team. and was the worst player in the team for a long time. he improved a lot for the last year
2010-11-28 14:47
2 replies
he wasnt the worst player of the team NEVER wake up
2010-11-28 22:44
1 reply
+1
2010-12-03 09:35
gg starix :)
2010-11-28 13:47
hard player
2010-11-28 14:04
this is mvp final,but not mvp tournamen )
2010-11-28 14:12
1 reply
Yes. Maybe trace should have received tournament-mvp award.
2010-11-28 15:39
starix plays very.
2010-11-28 15:06
agree, trace should get an MVP award..
2010-11-28 16:05
Deserved...niko, ave and trace did great too
2010-11-28 17:08
is ceh9 = esenin ? same person ? xD
2010-11-28 17:11
1 reply
Yes.
2010-11-28 22:44
n1
2010-11-28 17:31
I was expecting trace to win it
2010-11-29 09:37
but dont forget Maj3r is the mvp of this event team-aaa.com/news-17558-0-1-maj3r_meille..
2010-11-29 09:57
best player
2010-11-29 11:06
2 replies
just luck
2010-11-29 18:52
1 reply
just get out.
2010-11-30 18:51
starix'mvp
2010-12-03 09:32
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