Top 20 players of 2010: Zeus (19)

At the 19th place of our Top 20 players of 2010 list we have the best in-game leader of the year, Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko, who also proved that having that role in the team doesn't necessarily mean losing your fragging capabilities.

Basic information

Player: Ukraine Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko
Team: Ukraine Na´Vi
Age: 23

Team achievements in 2010:

1st - IEM4 World Championship, ESWC 2010, WCG 2010, Arbalet Cup Dallas, DreamHack Winter 2010, Arbalet Cup Best of Four, Arbalet Cup Asia
2nd - Arbalet Cup Europe
3rd - GameGune 2010, IEM5 Global Challenge Shanghai

Stats from major LAN tournaments in 2010:

Kills per round: 0.72
Deaths per round: 0.63
Rating: 1.08 (?)
Maps played: 127
MoM: 14 times top rated in a match
Best tounament: Ukraine Arbalet Cup Best of Four
Best map: de_train
Most notable stat: Top fragger of Arbalet Cup Best of Four (368 kills)

Near the end of a somewhat turbulent 2009 for him in which he was a member of several different lineups, Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko joined up with a few other Ukrainian star players and was appointed that team's in-game leader.

2010 proved to be very different for him with that lineup which didn't change all year, but has instead caused other teams to change their lineups due to the domination of the Ukrainians. His teammate Sergey "starix" Ischuk recently stated that Teslenko's fearlessness and confidence were some of the keys to their success in 2010, and despite the fact that he wasn't one of the main stars of the team, his contribution to that success was indeed invaluable.

Rise to fame

Playing under the name of his and two of his teammates' former team (KerchNET) at their first big tournament, IEM4 European Finals, they ended up placing 5th and have therefore managed to qualify for the year's biggest tournament - IEM4 World Championship. During the European Finals, they first turned some heads when they made one of the biggest comebacks of the year in a group stage match against mTw, winning 14 straight rounds after being down 3-13. Teslenko was one of the key players in that match, as well as in their 5th place decider the next day against oXmoze, where he recorded his best rating of the year (1.99) on the second map.

A few weeks later at the end of January, they attended Arbalet Cup Asia which hosted most of the best teams from the eastern hemisphere. This time playing under the tag /A/, they managed to win their first title of the year and Teslenko was awarded the trophy for Best Player of the tournament. He earned the award thanks to his heroics in the quarter final against TyLoo.raw and in the final versus forZe.


Zeus with his trophy for Best Player of Arbalet Cup Asia

March came around and it was time for IEM4 World Championship in Hannover, where the team (now with the official name Na´Vi), won their first major title of the year and became a force to be reckoned with. Teslenko had a very good tournament individually, finishing as the 7th best rated player overall (1.14 rating), rarely putting in a bad performance. His most important individual contribution came in the relegation match versus mousesports, where he was the team's best rated player in the 3 maps.

In the team's next tournament, Arbalet Cup Best of Four, where they needed to prove that their earlier success wasn't a one-time thing, Teslenko's form peaked and he largely contributed to winning another trophy. In competition with star players from fnatic and SK, as well as from his own team, Teslenko ended up as the tournaments best fragger and 2nd best rated player (1.18 rating). He was top rated in 5 matches, all of which were in the first 2 days of the event when Na´Vi collected most of their points and practically secured the win in this tournament.


Top fragger at Arbalet Cup Best of Four

Arbalet Cup Europe followed and Teslenko was again very solid overall with a 1.10 rating (8th best overall), excelling in the semi-final against mTw as the team's best rated player over the 2 maps. Additionally, Teslenko made his highlight round of the year in this tournament by winning a 1vs5 situation during their match versus forZe in the second group stage. However, it ended up being the only tournament where Na´Vi lost after reaching the final as fnatic got the better of them. 

At DreamHack Summer, Na´Vi was again stopped, losing to SK in the quarter-final, but Teslenko didn't disappoint with a 1.16 rating as the team's second best player, although he shined mostly in the group stage. ESWC in Paris followed shortly after and it brought the team back to the top after another huge title. Teslenko finished the event with an average 1.00 rating, but if we look into his performance more closely, we will see that this time he excelled in the playoffs when it mattered more and against stronger opposition. Even though he was still only the team's 4th best player in the playoffs, he recorded a great 1.14 rating in their matches against fnatic, mTw and SK on the road to 1st place.

Arbalet Cup Dallas was their next stop, an average tournament for Teslenko, as he didn't play particularly well, but he also didn't disappoint in any way while leading the team to another big win. Only a few days later at GameGune, he recorded his best tournament rating of the year (1.26, 8th best at the event), but the team finished only at 3rd place. This time he played well against some less dangerous opponents, both in the group stage and later in the playoffs against bet4gamers and k1ck.

A drop in form in the second part of the year

Soon after visiting United States and Spain, Na´Vi traveled to China for IEM5 Global Challenge Shanghai where Teslenko had by far his worst tournament of the year. Recording only a 0.79 rating, he was his team's worst player, but they still managed to finish at 3rd place. At the end of August, another 3rd place followed for Na´Vi at ASUS Summer at their home turf in Kiev, while Teslenko had another average tournament.

In late September it was time to go to United States again, this time to Los Angeles and take part at the World Cyber Games. Teslenko didn't disappoint but neither did he excel much, still putting in a few good performances in the playoffs while leading his team to another trophy. He was top rated in the second map of the semi-final against Frag eXecutors and later once more in the 3rd map of the epic final match versus mTw, putting up a 34-24 score after double overtime.


Na´Vi celebrating their WCG 2010 victory

Next was another trip to China that wasn't too successful for Teslenko and his team, as they finished 4th at WEM. He performed well in their two wins and not so well in the two losses. After that, at the last major tournament of the year, DreamHack Winter, he was again, just like in his previous 3 tournaments, the worst rated player in his team, but this time with a good 1.09 rating as he led them to yet another trophy.

In the mean time, Na´Vi easily secured the first place in the online group stage of IEM5 European Championship and therefore a place at the IEM5 European Championship Finals. Teslenko played very well during those matches having a 1.14 rating, even though he was still his team's lowest rated player. 

Best in-game leader of the year

We can say without any doubt in mind that Teslenko was the best in-game leader in 2010. And that is not based only on his individual stats compared to other players in that role, but also on the fact that he led his team to 8 finals of big tournaments last year and lost only one of those. Throughout the year it became a known fact how well he reads the game and analyzes an opponent's play before and during a match, so he put that to work when it mattered most and hugely influenced winning 7 of 8 finals.

In addition to his team's 7 trophies he also won one individual award (Best Player of Arbalet Cup Asia) and was also the top fragger at Arbalet Cup Best of Four. However, he had a slight drop in form in the second half of the year, which hindered him from making it any further up the list, as he ends up occupying the 19th position.

Recommended demos of Zeus in 2010:

If you want to check out some of his matches that were mentioned in this article, you can find links to those demos right here:

Opponent Map Event Score Demo
Denmark mTw train IEM4 Eu Finals (Group stage) 25-18 POV
France oXmoze train IEM4 Eu Finals (5th place, map 2) 20-6 POV
China TyLoo.raw inferno Arbalet Asia (Quarter-final, map 1) 23-12 HLTV
Russia forZe inferno Arbalet Asia (Final) 20-11 HLTV
Germany mousesports dust2 IEM4 World (Relegation, map 1) 27-15 HLTV
Sweden SK nuke Arbalet Best of Four (day 1) 32-16 HLTV
Russia UNiTED tuscan Arbalet Best of Four (day 2) 34-17 HLTV
Russia UNiTED dust2 Arbalet Best of Four (day 2) 30-15 HLTV
Denmark mTw dust2 Arbalet Europe (Semi-final, map 2) 24-13 HLTV
Denmark mTw train ESWC (Semi-final, map 3) 18-4 POV
Spain bet4gamers dust2 GameGune (Upper quarter-final) 19-9 POV
Portugal k1ck inferno GameGune (Lower semi-final) 18-4 HLTV
Poland Fx tuscan WCG (Semi-final, map 2) 24-14 HLTV
Denmark mTw train WCG (Final, map 3) 34-24 HLTV


If you missed our previous article about Harley "dsn" Orwall, click here or if you want to see who else is on the list when it is updated, head over to our Introduction article here.

What do you think about the performance of Zeus in 2010? Does he deserve a place in the Top 20? What was your biggest impression of him this year? Feel free to leave a comment on this topic and stay tuned to HLTV.org if you want to see what the rest of Top 20 looks like, as we will bring you number 18 tomorrow.

Best igl! NaVi ROCKS!
2011-01-02 12:20
on a pcw against fnatic zeus used the name: top19 the best of the best
2011-01-18 00:17
read it first, cause i clicked on dsn and lead me to this article :D nice review
2011-01-02 12:21
dau bine din spania. sal
2011-01-03 03:26
#3
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
Zeus TEH MAN!
2011-01-02 12:23
#4
Ukraine vaddd 
zeus i hope be best in 2011
2011-01-02 12:23
almost)
2012-01-02 23:38
Congratz ZEEEEEUUUSSS!!!! YOURE BEST LEADER!
2011-01-02 12:23
#6
s1mple | 
Vietnam kyohiros 
imo he would have deserved a much better position, like in top 10 or sth
2011-01-02 12:23
agree
2011-01-02 12:24
Agree
2011-01-03 00:39
agree
2011-01-04 00:26
yep But the classment is based on hltv statistics I am sure that lex, jigitus or basic will be placed behind him while their prize list and match played list are shorter than him
2011-01-02 12:37
#95
Ukraine DREv 
no, lol.
2011-01-02 14:12
#54
chrisJ | 
Netherlands deemuu 
its purely based on stats..
2011-01-02 13:13
+100500
2011-01-02 16:53
I agree 100% with you! wth is wrong with you hltv? Zeus deserves AT LEAST #10.
2011-01-02 18:01
agree
2011-01-04 17:49
emmm...i'am not agree... do u mean that zeus playing better than dsn? roflmao
2011-01-02 12:23
not only most fragger ladder bro, its what theyve accomplished for the whole team
2011-01-02 14:32
ofc
2011-01-02 16:26
YES Zeus playing better than DSN!!!! zeus great aim! but he call the tactik! so its hard for him!!! and hes still best!!!
2011-01-02 16:55
#10
2011-01-02 12:24
zeus like a funy guy :)
2011-01-02 12:24
18. ave ;(
2011-01-02 12:25
#12
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World WestSideDude 
19?! Oh its so cr*ppy! He deserve better place!!! He is tactical leader, his team won WCG, ESWC, Intel Extreme Masters and ... (MORE) :(
2011-01-02 12:27
#14
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Sweden Traitorz0r 
Oh man, thats right! :<
2011-01-02 12:29
+
2011-01-02 12:29
none gives a shit
2011-01-02 15:35
it's based on statistics, not opinion
2011-01-02 16:04
#12 +1
2011-01-02 12:28
he's maybe the igl of the best team in 2010. I'm sure he do a great job with strats, communication, ect.. but he's a not great aimer and isn't the best fragger in 2010. So for my opinion 19 is a good position.
2011-01-02 19:26
SAD! :O
2011-01-02 12:30
boring
2011-01-02 12:30
looooooooooooooooooooooooooool! Zeus 19? Why 19?
2011-01-02 12:31
Because he didn't play all that well during the 2nd half of the year - all the reasoning is in the article.
2011-01-02 21:18
Becouse there are statistics...
2011-01-02 12:37
#21
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Sweden Traitorz0r 
So what? Maybe we'll make top20 from Kill'Death STATS? Okay! Manne TOP1 WORLD! Stupid. :>
2011-01-02 12:42
so true!!
2011-01-02 15:12
+1
2011-01-03 20:50
:(
2011-01-02 12:41
guys,do u know the name of the track in the vid(Zeus vs forZe) ?
2011-01-02 12:42
30 seconds to mars - this is war, if i remember correctly.
2011-01-02 12:54
Did anyone noticed that Zeus love to pwn mTw on train?
2011-01-02 12:43
you will see when the other players of the top will be announced
2011-01-02 12:44
captain of a team that had won everything last year on 19 place? roflmao, statistics sucks =/ imo he must be in top5-7 for sure
2011-01-02 12:47
Da chuvak, +1. Bred!
2011-01-02 12:48
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHHA
2011-01-02 16:05
and the other guys from navi must be 1-4? like 1. edward 2. yegor 3. starix 4. ceh9? this top based only on statistics, dont cry.
2011-01-02 16:29
Wonder why wasn't this round nominated for the Highlight of the Year.
2011-01-02 12:48
hmm.. the best leader in 2010, IEM, ESWC, WCG 2010 titles owner. 19...
2011-01-02 12:50
nice :)
2011-01-02 12:50
Top 20 players of 2010: manne (1) Cuz his K/D BEST OF ALL on top20 swedes teams! (I LEWLD, hahaha..) :D:D:D:D:D
2011-01-02 12:50
hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! +++ :}
2011-01-02 12:51
Haha, true joke! :)
2011-01-02 12:52
#40
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
looooooooooool :D #19 WTF ? he deserved min #10 :|
2011-01-02 13:00
#58
 | 
Sweden Traitorz0r 
Hehe! I lol'd :>
2011-01-02 13:19
they consider stats from major events only, so..
2011-01-02 16:08
Must be!
2011-01-02 16:46
nice
2011-01-02 12:54
he deserve a better position
2011-01-02 12:55
awesome , can't wait for the next one *______*
2011-01-02 12:58
+1 ;]
2011-01-02 13:04
any one have models link of video ?
2011-01-02 13:04
#43
Sweden ZOD! 
the bear !
2011-01-02 13:05
good job HLTV <3
2011-01-02 13:05
1st place markelof 4 sure
2011-01-02 13:06
+1
2011-01-02 13:07
#59
 | 
Sweden Traitorz0r 
je
2011-01-02 13:20
sad but not.
2011-01-02 13:44
#306
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Serbia Lzrk 
Neo must be first, he owned every tournament.
2011-01-03 03:38
stupid fanboy, that wasnt neo's year
2011-01-03 12:55
zues 19th, kinda suck have 2 say, at least he's in top 12
2011-01-02 13:07
#48
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
all Na'Vi`s players will be in the top :D
2011-01-02 13:08
ofcourse
2011-01-02 16:30
why zeus top19? He is cap. of best 2010 team. My heart is cry, thanks hltv.org! :{
2011-01-02 13:08
This kill death stats not say anything. He is tac. leader! pfff. I'm sad.
2011-01-02 13:09
Don't cry bro! mark, edzie, star will be in top5! :)
2011-01-02 13:10
Thx bratan, no obidno! :{
2011-01-02 13:11
#72
Brazil Qi 
u will that all 5 players of navi in top5 i know but that would be unfair to other players. Navi has amazing teamplay and some amazing individual skills but teamplay wins the game, and i think that are many of world class players better than zeus. At lest i think top15 for zeus :)
2011-01-02 13:40
Who? zAAz? :)
2011-01-02 13:48
Hahahahahahahahahahaha:DDDDD SADASDAS Qi - <3 zAAz
2011-01-02 13:49
#83
Brazil Qi 
u dont know her? the most beautifull cs women player:)
2011-01-02 13:55
-"... and i think that are many of world class players better than zeus." -Who, zAAz? Just joke, nothing special :)
2011-01-02 13:56
#91
Brazil Qi 
i understand that but i must take a distance of users language:D
2011-01-02 14:04
nice for 18 player pinguin
2011-01-02 13:11
hahaha)
2011-01-02 13:14
zeus go go go!!!
2011-01-02 13:19
if manne figure in the top20 i will throw my self from my window :)
2011-01-02 13:27
We will remember your words! :P
2011-01-02 13:29
he wont, dont worry! :) cuz he simply dont deserved that
2011-01-02 13:35
#61
India pfx 
Zeus is sick :)
2011-01-02 13:28
what do u want from hltv.org? 19th place is very good place also they wrote that Zeus was best in game leader of the year! I know all of you want Na'vi in top 5 but its impossible, only sure thing should be first two places for Markeloff and Starix
2011-01-02 13:34
Public Server Statistic its very cool method. GL IN FUTURE! I cry.. :)
2011-01-02 13:35
wtf? I dont understand you
2011-01-02 13:36
Kill.Death stats is good method of assessing players? =\ You think so? Its Public Servers method. That I mean.
2011-01-02 13:39
Maybe we didn't use kill/death statistics, why the hell don't you actually read the article instead of making a complete ass of yourself?
2011-01-02 13:50
OK.
2011-01-02 13:55
#64
Germany klft 
#30 +1 ...
2011-01-02 13:34
nice movie ;o
2011-01-02 13:35
#67
Spain dav- 
Zeus TOP10...
2011-01-02 13:35
predator n1 !!!!
2011-01-02 13:39
zeus !
2011-01-02 13:49
ah lol, 19 place? zeus > all fnatic, sk, mtw, mousesports > all world cs scene. He the big reason of the navi dominating. shame for ppl who put him in this position.
2011-01-02 13:52
<3 you :p good said.
2011-01-02 13:58
oh... you forgot about FX ;p
2011-01-02 15:07
coz i think that navi and fx are on the same lvl
2011-01-02 16:14
+1
2011-01-02 18:48
#313
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
@_@? you are comparing FX to navi 2010?
2011-01-03 09:19
yes,and me>fanboys
2011-01-02 15:39
Why are you so angry? Go sleep, lil hater!
2011-01-02 15:43
why the hell u thinking that im a fan of navi? its just the fact: this guys just rape all top team's how the hell their leader can be not in top 10? bullshit.
2011-01-02 18:52
#79
Portugal mdn. 
Pita top10 HLTV.org organized this kind of competition, so they know very well how to choose TOP20 players. You, Fans of teams/players, you're just getting negative points :[
2011-01-02 13:52
so if i told that zeus is better then top 10, im a navi fanboy? oh noes. u are so wrong.
2011-01-02 14:03
Fans? Its reality!
2011-01-02 14:24
Jean Paul!
2011-01-02 13:52
The Second?
2011-01-02 16:47
nice
2011-01-02 13:54
really hes deserved more than 19th place !
2011-01-02 13:58
omg hes 19? i dont think so...
2011-01-02 13:59
cant argue with top 20 spot but he should not be higher like people are saying.
2011-01-02 14:01
ofc, best in game leader, 3x world champion, he must be top 100, and frod is best! ok! p.s :facepalm:
2011-01-02 14:04
when did he mention fRoD?
2011-01-02 15:46
just look at the name and where from he is , nothing more to say.
2011-01-02 16:14
so?.. in case you haven't notice, everybody wants NaVi top 5 or something. there are other players like trace or ave who did a fantastic 2010 but didn't won 10 tournaments or whatever. just because NaVi is the best team of 2010 that doesnt mean all their players have to be top10. and the "FanCenter" feature was made for use. if he likes fRoD, let him like fRoD. as you can see, I'm GeT_RiGhT's fan, but I don't think he deserves top5, but since this is based on stats, he probably will.
2011-01-02 16:21
Get_Right likes Lady Gaga :| That makes him retarded. Sry. Sad but true.
2011-01-02 16:49
swedes and those countrys always liked that type of music ;)
2011-01-02 17:21
How the fk u know he love LG, and whats the story that swedes like LG? I really wanna know :o
2011-01-03 07:58
Hahaha, bratuha! :DD
2011-01-02 17:22
#92
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World WestSideDude 
Zeus in top10, pls! :[
2011-01-02 14:07
najs good job zeus whit na'vi :)
2011-01-02 14:06
Well deserved. Cool guy and great IGL. Don't be silly guys, top19 is a pretty good position! don't forget that there so many top players around the CS world. And it's a good position to a IGL.
2011-01-02 14:11
thats right. people are forgeting that there are over 100 CS professional players in the world. and beeing and IGL and getting #19, is more than great.
2011-01-02 16:23
+1
2011-01-02 20:48
LOL ? dsn > zeus .. I can't understood ur top 20.
2011-01-02 14:12
Zeus > dsn as fragger and >>> dsn as leader.
2011-01-02 14:15
Zeus=dsn as a fragger They both usually comes as the 3rd or 4th in their team as a fragger :)
2011-01-02 14:56
Disagree, sry.
2011-01-02 16:06
How can you compare a colt/ak with an awp?
2011-01-02 16:54
good job <:
2011-01-02 14:17
HAHAHAHAHA 19th : DDDD
2011-01-02 14:17
2011-01-02 14:35
HAHAHAHAHA, ZEUS LOVE! :DDDD 19... :/
2011-01-02 14:36
#104
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Sweden Traitorz0r 
Hehehehehe, nice video... :]
2011-01-02 14:38
haha
2011-01-02 14:39
And I agree with some people, who wanna put him in 10th players. Oh! And thanks hltv for very full history of his career.
2011-01-02 14:44
As ingame leader for the best team of 2010, 19'th place is too much too little!
2011-01-02 14:43
Only 19 ? He should top five, i was quite happy by seeing this top 20 come out, but its already like that :/
2011-01-02 14:50
His rating is far from a top5 spot, sure he is a tac leader, and that is specified in the post, but the whole premise for this ranking is stats.
2011-01-02 15:06
Maybe then, you should've make another ranking aside from this one, cause its not fair to rate tac leaders the same way you rate fragger/snipers/sprayers and so on, cause without zeus carn or ave, navi fnatic and mTw would be nothing, they're really the key player . But even if its by rating, its clearly understable . Btw, with that ranking, who will be the higest ranked tac leader ? ave or Gob b ? EDIT : Oh and by the way, happy new years, and great idea + great page layout, love the data structure with the povs !
2011-01-02 16:47
Maybe then you shouldn't take this ranking as a absolute ranking by your criteria, read what freaking criteria we used and judge by that. We can obviously never do a correct ranking as it is highly subjective, we have clearly stated how we are ranking players, AND his role as tac leader has been explained thoroughly in the article.
2011-01-02 17:05
I just said i understand what criteria you used and i understand his position according to these criteria, maybe you misunderstood me. I just suggested that maybe you should have made differents ranking ( sniper/leader/etc ... ) Anyway, i'm peeved right now about the 18 other players who will be above zeus.
2011-01-02 17:14
hah :)
2011-01-02 14:50
#110
Other si 
19th.. MY EYES AAAARGH MY EYES EYES EYES , I CANT SEE ! WWHY ME?
2011-01-02 14:54
:)
2011-01-02 14:56
first place "edward,neo,f0rest,GTR" i think GTR
2011-01-02 14:56
I think Na`Vi 's players in top5 fo sho. Such as markeloff, starix, edward. And it will be objective. My top: 1)markeloff 2)starix 3)Edward
2011-01-02 14:59
#116
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World WestSideDude 
+1
2011-01-02 15:00
1.markeloff 2.edward! 3.starix
2011-01-02 15:01
LOL ofc top 10 but not top 3 3 players from navi ;x hahaha f0rest>edward nejo>starix :o just markeloff/edward belong to the top 3 ...
2011-01-02 15:01
Edward > forest this year, dude! He is amazigest fragger.
2011-01-02 15:03
:-[ nope we see soon top 20 and i dont think so that 3 players from NAVI are in top3 @ i think starix instead of edward on top3 he won more prizes ;)mvp etc
2011-01-02 16:18
#181
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Sweden Traitorz0r 
Nope, you miss. Markeloff won more MVP's (awp's) then edward or starix.
2011-01-02 16:33
:o i though starix :o anyway not 3 players from navi in top 3 ;x
2011-01-02 18:38
So what bad in him top3? They won all bigest tournaments in one YEAR! Its World record I think.
2011-01-02 15:04
Yeah, u right.
2011-01-02 15:05
need edward, markeloff and starix at top 10 ;)
2011-01-02 14:57
#114 +1 and ceh9 c(:
2011-01-02 15:06
Gogo, Na`Vi. You work and you take it! You're our pride! :) Best of luck, guys!
2011-01-02 15:07
19th? he deserved higher... #15 i wouldnt complain ...#10 is more reasonable.
2011-01-02 15:08
Its portal of Denmark, if I not miss. So, maybe top10 will be in more skandinavian players.
2011-01-02 15:14
Yea, obviously we will have made our ranking based on the whereabouts of a few of our crew members, great thinking there.
2011-01-02 15:26
Mmm..
2011-01-02 15:31
portal of denmark?its a warpgate full of zealots heading to hell
2011-01-02 17:19
+111111111111111
2011-01-02 17:31
:)
2011-01-02 17:32
-111111111111111. This top20 is rating the best players of the year. So according to you the ranking should have been top5: Na'Vi top15: fnatic+mTw top20: some of SK & some of FX? Zeus is the leader but he's also a player, and they ranked him as so. The role of tac leader is sth you cannot really estimate cuz you never know whether a team's success comes from the leader or if the chemistry in the team itself is just great... for example in FX I believe even though there's one leader, the five of them (at least 4 of them) are experienced and smart enough to make a decision, therefore their igl frags as much as the others. btw don't you think it is absurd to believe that hltv.org favoured danish/swedish players since everybody would have criticised them for that..
2011-01-02 18:50
Its individual ranking, not as a team. IMO it explains everything you wrote.
2011-01-02 20:23
ceh9 top1 info 100%
2011-01-02 15:14
lol :)
2011-01-02 15:15
love him so much !
2011-01-02 15:18
stupid statistic...I think top 5 players will be from Germany cause they have more tournaments world over....
2011-01-02 15:29
lol :D
2011-01-02 15:31
#148
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Poland qater- 
Are you retarded people? DSN has better 'rating' , kills per rounds , deaths per round etc. and still Zeus is on better place than him , it's not all on stats but stats are most important , that's obvious isn't it? Stop crying and be thankful to HLTV.org crew.
2011-01-02 15:43
okay
2011-01-02 15:44
okay (c) :)
2011-01-02 15:45
okay
2011-01-02 16:08
Awesome tactical leader. He's IGL and fragger. Thats just deadly. Na'Vi made a great pick when they chose him for IGL. Next!!
2011-01-02 15:44
And he is so funny on his videos! :D
2011-01-02 15:46
ceh9 top18 starix top17 edward top16 markeloff top15
2011-01-02 16:01
Haha! And top10 will be 1.ave 2.carn 3.walle 4.GeT_RiGhT 5.Gux 6.zonic 7.trace 8.ArcadioN 9.manne 10.zarnix :D:D:D
2011-01-02 16:04
Hahaha, all may be there..
2011-01-02 16:05
Yeah, I said about it.
2011-01-02 16:37
#182
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Sweden Traitorz0r 
No! HLTV is fair, top3 will be markeloff, edward, starix. Then maybe f0rest/GeT_RiGhT/trace. I think.
2011-01-02 16:35
We'll see. :)
2011-01-02 16:36
ahhhhhhhhhhh manne at top10 but f0rest dont ? nice one
2011-01-02 16:49
I laughing, its ironic top10... =\
2011-01-02 17:15
hmmm ok
2011-01-02 19:20
lol
2011-01-02 21:56
top10 will be (not in particular order) Edward markeloff trace GeT_RiGhT f0rest starix neo peri moddii fnx
2011-01-03 01:13
Why can't you fags wait to the end of the top20 and then argue?
2011-01-02 16:07
Zeus <3 dance
2011-01-02 16:07
tb IGL 4 2010!
2011-01-02 16:09
zeus vs bet4gamers is a POV not HLTV change it : p
2011-01-02 16:12
he is main attacker for dust2 on T side, so he is more than tac leader, perfect player
2011-01-02 16:19
fallen top18 or 16
2011-01-02 16:41
ahah fallen>Zeus 2010, if it would be true It`ll be funny
2011-01-02 17:02
:D
2011-01-02 17:15
Since it's based on stats... I mean, maybe fragging... then fallen was SURELY better than him. I'm not talking as a fanboy, but fallen kinda did all the work for coL this year, you know :S (him and nak, actually)
2011-01-02 17:25
Okay, bro. Its your own opinion and we'll respect it. But Zeus best! :p
2011-01-02 17:29
yeah, he is awesome. He used to be more skilled in the past, tho :S And now that his team is on it's best, he gets less skilled :S Strange.
2011-01-02 20:15
THE BEST ...
2011-01-02 16:47
i wonder what rank RARA will get
2011-01-02 16:50
He's last from all players. :)
2011-01-02 17:52
18: Tixo
2011-01-02 17:06
MAJ3R must be in top10 :)
2011-01-02 17:15
#212
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Macau ruklas! 
zeus powah!
2011-01-02 18:01
no way! it's wrong!!! Zeus minimum 10-12 position! I'am ask - why??? admins HLTV.org! WHY?
2011-01-02 18:06
Because this is our ranking by our criteria, thats why.
2011-01-02 18:20
Why are you answering to them? They all have their favourites. I'm certain that on every ranked player are going to be fanboys comments with their critics.
2011-01-02 19:13
he should be atleast top15 :p
2011-01-02 18:11
zeus sux
2011-01-02 18:24
SAD! Zeus top19? top8 at least:(((
2011-01-02 18:28
nice player
2011-01-02 18:31
i guess #18 will be sweden ro poland player
2011-01-02 18:32
its not top20...
2011-01-02 18:34
#224
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Ukraine gungrave 
19 :S fail
2011-01-02 18:39
I think everyone can mention 18 players better than Zeus, there are still to come players from fnatic, na vi, fx, sk, eg, col, wmf, tyloo.. SO STOP BITCH*NG AROUND U DUMBF*CKS
2011-01-02 18:40
uhmmm, top19 for the leader of the top team of the year? let me say: HA HA!
2011-01-02 18:45
top10 sixer top13 maj3r
2011-01-02 18:48
only 19?! Pfff. No way :) 15<Zeus
2011-01-02 18:55
#233
World j@m 
xD
2011-01-02 18:58
hi, my name is ukrania and im pissed
2011-01-02 19:01
Pff, nice joke bro.
2011-01-02 20:58
the igl of the n1 team in 2010 19th place ? ...
2011-01-02 19:21
#239
gob b | 
Iceland shine4t 
Let me get this straight, is this ranking only based on your Rating system over the Major Tournaments ? Or was the fact the he was an IGL factored in and therefor he made the list ? Is it purely the Rating you use, which I love that system, or do you factor in if they are IGL's and the roles the play ? If it's that then my hats of to Zeus for being the 19th best rated player as an IGL
2011-01-02 19:52
Well, it wasn't only the Rating, but also individual achievements and team achievements which bumped him up a bit. There were also some other players who had better rating but very few maps/tournaments who weren't included. The roles in the team weren't considered, but him being an IGL with such stats is pretty great.
2011-01-03 14:05
way tooooo low.
2011-01-02 19:52
GeT_RiGhT will be first in this rating. :)
2011-01-02 20:09
no he won't? In 2009, sure, but not in 2010
2011-01-02 20:09
I promise you. ;) In 2009 - f0rest.
2011-01-02 20:10
Nice article!
2011-01-02 20:08
He is nice player but not top 20 O_O
2011-01-02 20:14
best team leader in the world!
2011-01-02 20:16
zeus is totally overrated as igl. navi's slow, sound based, slowly reading their oppontents radar gaming is very basic and works for navi because of their alien aim and because every team is afraid to play vs them more aggressive. every tactic would work for navi :) plz dont flame, thats my opinion :)
2011-01-02 20:16
ok pro
2011-01-02 22:31
trololo
2011-01-03 07:50
18.kuben
2011-01-02 20:20
good job zeus!!!!
2011-01-02 20:24
18.fRoD
2011-01-02 20:29
FX. Neo and maybe pasha mtw zonic, trace fnatic f0rest, GTR, dns(nr.20) SK face moddii ? Na'Vi all ? Buring/ F2F sixeR and maybe MAJ3R WMF peri, solo ? Col Fallen + Delpan = 20
2011-01-02 20:39
18 zeus? roflmao..
2011-01-02 20:42
This is just my thought, but if he is THE best ingame leader in the world and is a stabil player, why is he ranked only 19th? I really dont understand the logic here :S
2011-01-02 20:48
i agree
2011-01-02 21:15
Because he doesn't do nearly as well as many others in the stats department? This is NOT a ranking of in game leaders, how hard can that be to understand?!
2011-01-03 00:40
all 5 from navi must be in TOP10 they had a great year.
2011-01-02 20:55
#19? omfg! a you kidding me? bad work hltv.org! so big fail!... -1 you hltv.org
2011-01-02 21:13
You know what? No one is forcing you to visit our site.
2011-01-03 00:40
TO THE RIGHT,TO THE LEFT,WE WILL FIGHT TO THE DEATH,TO THE EDGE OF THE EARTH IT`S A BRAVE NEW WORD FROM THE LAST TO THE FIRSTTTTTTTTTTTT!
2011-01-02 21:13
he should be ranked higher, imo. maybe not top5 but definitely higher than 19th. but lets see the rest of the list 1st and judge
2011-01-02 21:14
top #18 will be frod
2011-01-02 21:16
+1
2011-01-03 01:53
nice ;;p
2011-01-02 21:18
stylsyriusssssssssssssssssssssss=D
2011-01-02 21:21
French press today : Jean-Paul Belmondo (6or) "Im very proud of my mate Zeus"
2011-01-02 21:22
starix, edward, markeloff, f0rest, face, get right top 6 :D
2011-01-02 21:22
9999.Delpan
2011-01-02 21:32
Deleted this news please!:((
2011-01-02 21:49
:D
2011-01-02 22:11
who make this videos??perfect music very good job.
2011-01-02 22:16
i dont get the ranking system :( zeus is the best igl supposedly, frm the best team of 2010, quite good form through out. i am guessing cArn is up there somewhere [hopefully, or my comment fails :P] so was carn > zeus? :S
2011-01-02 22:25
#275
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Brazil fzZ 
BEST
2011-01-02 22:28
#277
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
zeus is also a very funny guy, too bad he can't speak a word of english :P first markelof I think. first halve 2010 was his and his alone, with f0rest close on his heels. graduately starix took over f0rests 2nd place and perhaps at some point even marks first place, while trace also kept shooting like a maniac all year. but I think: markeloff 1 f0rest 2 (maybe 3) trace 3 (maybe 2) starix 4
2011-01-02 22:36
Imo top20 of 2010 (its really hard) 1. markeloff 2. f0rest 3. GeT_RiGhT 4. Edward 5. Delpan 6. Neo 7. LoordB (insane 1onX) 8. Gux 9. ArcadioN 10. TaZ 11. ave 12. moddi 13. Roman 14. trace 15. Pasha 16. Sixer 17. Robban 18. face 19. Zeus 20. dsn top awp of 2010: 1.Markeloff 2.Delpan 3.karrigan 4.dsn 5.sixer 6.pasha 7.starix
2011-01-02 22:46
starix > markeloff
2011-01-02 23:34
markeloff > starix ofc.
2011-01-03 00:58
starix > markeloff with m4 and AK starix < markeloff with awp
2011-01-03 01:22
markeloff is at least = starix with rifles.
2011-01-03 14:21
and fallen?
2011-01-03 00:25
#279
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Ukraine gungrave 
top20=statistics. sixer#1 ololo
2011-01-02 22:58
The first thing you learn when you play CS, is that it is a team game and frags alone doesn't matter that much. The second thing you learn, is that you can't use statistics to rate an IGL, since that role's impact won't show in individuals statistics. The third thing you learn is that hltv.org staffs are clueless when it comes to rating CS players. In a decent rating system, zeus would be at least top10. If you agree, just +1 me.
2011-01-02 23:27
+1
2011-01-02 23:29
in a system with 1 igl every 5 players probaly Zeus and Taz in top 10
2011-01-02 23:39
Yep, I love it when people don't even bother to read the article, instead they just lash out some half-assed comment based on their own interpretation of the title.
2011-01-02 23:54
#286
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Poland qater- 
-1
2011-01-03 00:14
+1
2011-01-03 01:13
+1
2011-01-03 01:22
It is impossible to make such a system, which give you 3 choices; you don't make a top20, you make one based on the system that is available (objective) or you make on based on personal opinion (subjective). Nobody has claimed the current system to be a perfect one, but it does give a picture of which players have an impact on the games (from a statistic point of view). The staff isn't rating the players, the system is. It is totally fine if you don't like statistics in a game like CS but a lot of people sure do. I normally find it cute when people are as ignorant as you, but in this case (where a guy spends a lot of time making these articles for the community) I actually find it rather annoying.
2011-01-03 01:50
Agree. This guys can't propose more objective rank methods of gamers personal perfomance. All that they have it's fantasy, fanaticism and subjectivity. They do unconstructive criticism. I think that ranking can be a little bit more objective if hltv.org taking into account enemys in personal gamers statistics. But for top teams maybe it's not such important. So I think current top20 rating is good and objective.
2011-01-03 11:42
Everything in the world is valued "subjectively": art works, literature, movies, music, best football players etc. They don't say this book is better than that book because it has more pages or more people have read it. So why can't CS players be rated like that?
2011-01-03 14:20
Efficiency of soccer forward player is objective characteristic (number of goals, assists etc.), efficiency of goalkeeper too. This hltv.org ranking give us rather objective ranking (efficiency) of each player based on objective method and data.
2011-01-03 16:51
Can you name a football award which is based on the stats?
2011-01-03 21:29
zeus top1
2011-01-02 23:57
did you guys even read the article zues in the top 20 players based on stats is pretty good accomplishment because based on stats you can easily assess forest,gux,get_right,neo,taz,markloff,edward,cen9,starix,fnx,goodrifle,nothing,gob,roman,tixo,cyx, trace,zonic,mje,sunde thats 20 right there all these are way better stats than zues so you fanboys stop your whining and grow up stop blaming hltv for making such a good concept and sticking with it just because navi is currently number 1 team doesnt mean their whole team is top 5 there are so many statistical based players that are better than zues i bet you carn wont even be on the top 20 and he is way better igl than zues overall
2011-01-03 00:31
Explain your opinion, why cArn better igl then zeus? Zeus's team(Na`Vi) won all this year. And what won carn's team? Hmm!
2011-01-03 01:01
Fnatic is at the top for years
2011-01-03 01:27
but we are making a 2010 summary, don't we?
2011-01-04 07:17
i said overall..... read i said currently he is better you fanboys crack me up you just see (insert name of ukranian here) and what either (bad or good words after) and then critisize READ THE WHOLE THING....
2011-01-03 02:32
#303
gob b | 
Germany creaven 
oh my god. fanboy alarm because Zeus isnt ranked higher than 19 ??? well looks like some of you dont have any other problems in life...
2011-01-03 02:41
+1 n0lifes
2011-01-03 07:56
coooool
2011-01-03 02:52
trace did fucking amazing in 2010, he deserves a top3
2011-01-03 05:18
JAN POLLLLLL!!!! :D
2011-01-03 07:09
the best
2011-01-03 09:03
GG ZEUS !!! ghud jobb ;)
2011-01-03 10:01
omfg:( are you crazy admins? Zeus #19??? epic fail!
2011-01-03 10:39
Zeus only 19th? omg
2011-01-03 11:06
wtg!?? why Zeus 19?? +10 Zeus
2011-01-03 11:44
good work guys:)
2011-01-03 11:55
Zeus the best awp!
2011-01-03 12:13
:D
2011-01-03 13:30
facepalm... Zeus top 10 <:
2011-01-03 13:00
Zeus top 10 is real place for him
2011-01-03 13:06
TOP10
2011-01-04 11:34
Epic fail. Zeus was top 5! Best igl in the world
2011-01-04 18:07
yeahhh maybe
2011-01-05 11:45
yeah DANILA:DDDDD
2011-01-05 18:05
I BET NUMBER 1 IS EDWARD!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ OR MARKELOFF :D
2011-01-05 22:52
1.markeloff
2011-01-06 09:11
#343
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World WestSideDude 
+1
2011-01-06 15:56
best igl right now!!
2011-01-06 15:29
#344
Belarus RMj 
Danya :D
2011-01-07 14:15
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