Neo MVP of IEM5 World C'ship
Frag eXecutors' Filip "Neo" Kubski has been chosen by the public, journalists and his colleagues as the MVP of IEM5 World Championship. In addition to revealing the MVP, we will also present the All-Star lineup which contains four other players whose performances caught the audience's attention.
As you are probably used to by now, we are continuing to give individual recognition to players after a tournament (like we did after IEM5 European Finals and WGF). This time we asked the public for an opinion about the Most Valuable Player and the All-Star lineup of IEM5 World Championship and we collected over 4100 votes (in this article). We have also asked the players who participated in the tournament, as well as journalists from various websites (34 players and 19 journalists), and their votes will represent the experts' half of the result.
The MVP (Most Valuable Player) of one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year, IEM5 World Championship, is Filip "Neo" Kubski from Frag eXecutors. A big majority of the voters picked him over the other four nominees, especially in the "experts" side of the vote where he was chosen 67% of times. He was also the first choice of the public with 47% of the MVP votes.
Even though Kubski's team didn't win the tournament, he won his first MVP title this year after recently finishing as a runner up in the MVP vote for IEM5 European Finals behind Richard "Xizt" Landström. But now, after taking his team to 2nd place, he was voted in front of players like Ioan "Edward" Sukhariev and Yegor "markeloff" Markelov, the pair that led Natus Vincere to victory.
At this tournament, Kubski was the second best rated player (1.21 rating), he was top rated in 5 maps (the most of all players), won 6 clutch rounds (nobody won more) and he was the 2nd best in pistol rounds. He particularly excelled in the quarter-final match against fnatic (1.41 rating) and in the semi-final versus SK Gaming (1.15 rating), leading his team to the grand final.
MVP of IEM5 World Championship:
Filip "Neo" Kubski (Frag eXecutors)
Here is what Kubski's performances looked like match by match:
|M5 (16:3)||Group stage||23-9||+14||1.93||POV|
|mTw (3:16)||Group stage||7-19||-12||0.34||POV|
|coL (16:6)||Group stage||18-8||+10||1.45||POV|
|TCM (16:14)||Group stage||19-18||+1||1.03||HLTV|
|UMX (16:12)||Group stage||33-17||+16||1.67||POV|
The All-Star lineup vote didn't turn out to be as exciting as the previous two since it produced the same results on both, the experts' and the public's side of the poll. The five MVP nominees dominated everyone's lineups and therefore they ended up as the members of the All-Star lineup.
All-star lineup of IEM5 World Championship:
Filip "Neo" Kubski (Frag eXecutors)
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (SK Gaming)
Yegor "markeloff" Markelov (Na´Vi)
Martin "trace" Heldt (mTw)
Ioan "Edward" Sukhariev (Na´Vi)
By far the most frequent choice for the All-Star lineup was Filip "Neo" Kubski, as he was picked by 86% of the users and a staggering 96% of the experts (or if we look at it more closely, disregarding Frag eXecutors' players who weren't allowed to pick him, Kubski was in 100% of the experts' lineups).
The second most chosen player was SK's Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, finding himself in 79% of experts' and 73% of public's lineups. Despite the fact that his team finished without a medal, Alesund was the best rated player of the event (1.23 rating) and was the best fragger (0.84KPR, 260 total kills) which certainly justifies his place in this lineup.
The next member of this All-Star squad is last year's best player and awper, Yegor "markeloff" Markelov. He was also the best awper of this event (0.37 awp kills per round, 116 total) and the most consistent player, which helped to get him picked by 66% of both experts and public.
mTw's best player in both events so far this year, Martin "trace" Heldt, was also selected by 66% of the experts, although the public gave him less credit with 52% of their votes. Although less dominant than previously in Kiev, Heldt had an amazing display in the group stage and he later helped his team to a 3rd place finish.
The final member of this fictional lineup is the best rated player from the champions Natus Vincere, Ioan "Edward" Sukhariev. Just like the previous two players, he found himself in 66% of experts' lineups, but the public gave him only 44% of their votes, although he was still their 5th choice. Sukhariev had an excellent showing, especially when it was most important as the best rated player in the playoffs (1.27 rating), including shared-best rated in the final (1.33 rating).
Results of the MVP poll:
|Filip "Neo" Kubski (Frag eXecutors)||55.5%||64.2%||46.9%|
|Ioan "Edward" Sukhariev (Na´Vi)||17.2%||24.5%||9.9%|
|Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (SK)||12.6%||5.7%||19.6%|
|Yegor "markeloff" Markelov (Na´Vi)||8.4%||1.9%||15.0%|
|Martin "trace" Heldt (mTw)||6.2%||3.8%||8.6%|
Results of the All-star poll:
|Filip "Neo" Kubski (Frag eXecutors)||91.0%||96.2%||85.8%|
|Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (SK)||76.0%||79.2%||72.7%|
|Yegor "markeloff" Markelov (Na´Vi)||66.0%||66.0%||66.0%|
|Martin "trace" Heldt (mTw)||59.2%||66.0%||52.4%|
|Ioan "Edward" Sukhariev (Na´Vi)||54.9%||66.0%||43.8%|
|Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo (coL)||30.4%||28.3%||32.4%|
|Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski (Frag eXecutors)||23.9%||30.2%||17.6%|
|Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko (Na´Vi)||21.0%||15.1%||26.9%|
|Sergey "starix" Ischuk (Na´Vi)||14.7%||13.2%||16.2%|
|Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert (EG)||13.7%||7.5%||19.9%|
|Danny "zonic" Sørensen (mTw)||12.2%||11.3%||13.0%|
|Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl (Lions)||8.9%||7.5%||10.3%|
|Johan "face" Klasson (SK)||8.4%||3.8%||13.1%|
|Marcus "Delpan" Larsson (fnatic)||7.4%||3.8%||11.0%|
|Oliver "minet" Minet (mTw)||4.3%||1.9%||6.7%|
|Harley "dsn" Örwall (fnatic)||4.0%||1.9%||6.2%|
|Eduard "ed1k" Ivanov (M5)||3.9%||1.9%||6.0%|
In the end, we would like to thank the journalists from the following fellow sites for contributing their votes for our non-public poll: fnatic.com, fragbite.se, cyberarena.tv, cnfrag.com, SK-gaming.com, rakaka.se, ESL TV, cyberfight.ru, ESEANews.com, gamesworld, readmore.de.
This is still not the end of our IEM5 World Championship coverage, as we will be releasing a mini-movie with Kubski's best moments from this tournament in the next days. So, stay tuned to HLTV.org for that and also for the best coverage out there of every major and many minor tournaments in the future, including very detailed statistics and votes for MVP and All-Star lineups.