karrigan MVP of ESWC 2011

December 29th, 2011 18:27

After some delay we bring you the results from our ESWC poll, which say that Finn "karrigan" Andersen from 3rd placed mousesports was the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, leaving behind Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund in one of the closest votes this year. The All-Star lineup of the tournament was also selected, so read on to see who is in it.

With the year 2011 drawing to a close, the time has come to finish up with the polls from recent major tournaments. We start with the results from Electronic Sports World Cup held in Paris, France at the end of October. A while ago, we announced the Top players of the event where you had the opportunity to vote for your MVP and All-Star lineup, and that brought us around 2300 opinions. In addition to that we asked 26 experts (players and journalists) and the two sides were now put together for a final result.


After a very close vote, the recognition for the Most Valuable Player of ESWC 2011 goes to Finn "karrigan" Andersen from German team mousesports. It is the first occasion this year that a player from a third placed team gets selected as the best, and while some will argue that the MVP needed to be a player from the winning team, others will argue that Andersen was the player who made the most contribution to his team's success.

With everything considered, the MVP title could have also gone to Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund whose team SK Gaming won the event, but the public side was the deciding one this time, as Andersen was far more favored getting 49% of the votes compared to 27% for Alesund. Experts, on the other hand, were somewhat undecided. Despite giving Alesund the edge (54%), it wasn't a big enough advantage compared to Andersen (42%), resulting in a close win for the Dane (46% compared to 41%).

karrigan (second from the right) with the 3rd place cheque

Andersen had by far the best performance of his career so far, and statistics also support his election, starting with having the most total kills at the tournament (290) and being the most dominant player (28 rounds with 3+ kills). He was also the best rated player (1.38 rating), the one who carried his team the most (rating 27% above team's average), the best rated in playoffs (1.38 rating) and 2nd most consistent.

Additionally, his performance with the AWP was one of the most impressive this entire year, as no one collected more than his 125 AWP kills at any tournament, and only a few surpassed his 0.39 AWP kills per round. Moreover, Andersen was one of the best pistol-round players (4th) and entry killers (5th) at ESWC.

MVP of ESWC 2011:

Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen (mousesports)

Here is what Andersen's performances looked like match by match:

Opponent (Result) Stage Score  +/- Rating Demo
Reunion Our Game (16-4)
Group stage
24:8 +16 1.93 HLTV
Germany Alternate (16-8)
Group stage
21:12 +9 1.36 HLTV
France Virus (16-14)
Group stage
27:20 +7 1.26 HLTV
Sweden fnatic (15-15)
Group stage
26:22 +4 1.21 HLTV
Sweden Lions (16-5)
27:11 +16 2.02 POV
Sweden Lions (16-12)
28:16 +12 1.72 POV
Sweden SK Gaming (16-13)
24:16 +8 1.26 HLTV
Sweden SK Gaming (5-16)
22:16 +6 1.48 HLTV
Sweden SK Gaming (13-16)
12:19 -7 0.70 HLTV
Poland AGAiN (17-19)
3rd place
29:23 +6 1.23 POV
Poland AGAiN (16-11)
3rd place
26:15 +11 1.47 POV
Poland AGAiN (16-8)
3rd place
24:13 +11 1.40 POV

All-Star lineup

Apart from the obvious choices Andersen and Alesund, the All-Star lineup of the tournament expectedly features the other two MVP candidates, along with a member of fourth placed Polish team AGAiN. The result is a quite fearsome fictional squad.

All-star lineup of ESWC 2011:

Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (SK)
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen (mousesports)
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg (SK)
Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov (Natus Vincere)
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas (AGAiN)

Despite having the MVP title slip out of his hands, SK's Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund was in fact the most frequent choice for the All-Star lineup. The most consistent player and the best fragger of the tournament was both public's (80%) and experts' (89%) first pick when it came to selecting the fictional five.

The Most Valuable Player of the tournament, mousesports' Finn "karrigan" Andersen, was right behind as the second choice in both polls, with 77% of the public selecting him and 81% of the experts.

The next member of the All-Star lineup was also a very frequent pick, another player from the winning team SK Gaming, Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg. Both public and experts had him in 73% of their lineups.

The best player from second placed Natus Vincere, Yegor "markeloff" Markelov, also made the cut, but only thanks to the experts as their 3rd pick (77%), while the public had him in 38% of the lineups as their 6th.

The last place usually comes down to a few percentages between several players, but this time Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas was a definite selection to complete the squad, as the best player from fourth placed team AGAiN.

Poll results

Results of the MVP poll:

Player Total  Experts Public
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen (mouz) 45.5% 42.3% 48.6%
Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (SK)
40.7% 53.8% 27.5%
Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov (Na´Vi) 7.1% 3.8% 10.4%
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg (SK)
6.8% 0.0% 13.5%

Results of the All-Star poll:

Player Total  Experts Public
Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (SK) 84.2% 88.5% 79.9%
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen (mouz) 78.9% 80.8% 77.1%
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg (SK)
73.2% 73.1% 73.3%
Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov (Na´Vi) 57.2% 76.9% 37.5%
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas (AGAiN)
52.8% 61.5% 44.0%
Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov (M5)
22.5% 26.9% 18.0%
Poland Filip "Neo" Kubski (AGAiN)  21.7% 3.8% 39.5%
Sweden Johan "face" Klasson (SK) 21.5% 19.2% 23.8%
Germany Roman "roman" Ausserdorfer (mouz)
20.0% 19.2% 20.7%
Russia Eduard "ed1k" Ivanov (M5) 16.2% 15.4% 16.9%
Sweden Marcus "Delpan" Larsson (SK)  12.0% 7.7% 16.3%
Ukraine Sergey "starix" Ischuk (Na´Vi) 9.8% 7.7% 11.9%
France Mickael "mSx" Cassisi (Virus)  9.3% 3.8% 14.7%
Sweden Niklas "niko" Johansson (Lions) 8.1% 11.5% 4.7%
Finland Jirka "jigetus" Ryhti (WinFakt) 5.9% 0.0% 11.8%
Germany Tobias "Troubley" Tabbert (Alternate) 5.0% 3.8% 6.2%
Denmark Nicolaj "Nuggi" Larsen (Anexis) 1.8% 0.0% 3.7%

In the end, we would like to thank the journalists from the following fellow sites for contributing their votes for our non-public poll: cnfrag.com, SK-gaming.com, greatfrag.com, fnatic.com, fragbite.se, readmore.de.

Stay tuned to HLTV.org as up next are the results of DreamHack Winter 2011 vote.

2011-12-29 18:29
2011-12-29 18:55
who are the experts?
2011-12-29 19:54
guys from the biggest esport sites
2011-12-29 20:31
lol was kinda thinking the same :D
2011-12-29 20:32
and professional players
2011-12-29 20:33
yeeeeeeah, glad for markeloff eto P4BE3ED@!!
2011-12-29 20:58
Poland tjK 
yeah, expected.
2011-12-29 18:29
Georgia Fatal Fighter 
2011-12-29 18:30
2011-12-29 18:29
gj karrigan
2011-12-29 18:30
I don't eve remember what has he done back then and why was everybody so affected by him.
2011-12-29 20:48
hltv.org/news/7779-eswc-2011-top-players Most kills: Finn 'karrigan' Andersen (290 total kills) Most dominant: Finn 'karrigan' Andersen (28 rounds with 3+ kills) 125 awp frags when delpan for example make just 83
2011-12-30 17:10
Sweden GeT_RiGhT 
2011-12-29 18:30
India h8or 
Karrigan > Lolpan anyday. Lolpan had said something about karrigan on hltv.org. I think he should now reconsider his words. -.-
2011-12-29 23:59
and markeloff > karrigan -.-
2012-01-09 21:33
I agree ^_^
2012-01-10 02:54
2012-01-10 03:07
Sounds so sad.
2011-12-31 19:18
I hope u know that this title belongs to you... u made SK first and there's no thing more valuable than that. Peace!
2012-01-10 03:45
2011-12-29 18:30
Nice line-up indeed.
2011-12-29 18:33
2011-12-29 18:40
y i was hoping some1 to post it :D
2011-12-29 19:44
1st to do so wohohoho ;P
2011-12-29 19:57
gj (:
2011-12-29 18:34
2011-12-29 18:34
its ESWC, not WCG man :D
2011-12-29 18:51
my fail :D thx bro )
2011-12-29 20:56
Filip "Neo" Kubski (AGAiN) 21.7% 3.8% 39.5% sad..
2011-12-29 18:35
yes, he was sad at ESWC :(
2011-12-29 18:39
a lot of fans.
2011-12-30 13:59
2011-12-29 18:38
2011-12-29 18:40
2011-12-29 18:40
2011-12-29 18:44
Poland El Vis 
sick lineup !!!
2011-12-29 18:44
KARRiGAN =D GJ m8 <3
2011-12-29 18:44
good job karrigan :)
2011-12-29 18:51
karrigan deserved it
2011-12-29 18:51
Chile MrJav1er 
Nice line-up and great for karrigan :)
2011-12-29 18:52
Serbia dekizh =DD 
nice GJ b0b~ =D
2011-12-29 18:53
kinda late, but still gj!
2011-12-29 18:54
Well deserved, KARRiGAN :)
2011-12-29 18:55
Venezuela chespiZ 
sick stats
2011-12-29 18:57
Brazil piu* 
2011-12-29 19:01
Sick allstar lineup
2011-12-29 19:09
2011-12-29 19:12
nice re trel
2011-12-29 19:13
Any price for MVP or just title?
2011-12-29 19:16
Neither price nor prize I guess :)
2011-12-30 02:31
Omg next fail I must be braindead when I write comments :D
2011-12-30 19:46
Tunisia KJou 
deserved !
2011-12-29 19:21
gz karrigan
2011-12-29 19:27
Poland p 7k 
2011-12-29 19:33
wow what a line up. dosia 6th hmm ok.
2011-12-29 19:36
2011-12-29 19:38
Congratulations karrigan! :)
2011-12-29 19:41
deserved, he did a great job at this tournament. Glad to see taz in allstars lineup (finally not Neo) ^^
2011-12-29 19:41
gj karrigan, +28 vs AGAIN at 3 maps 0o!!!
2011-12-29 19:46
Peru dbie 
2011-12-29 19:47
more like, CARRY - GUN xD
2012-01-10 03:35
where the f*** is Fox
2011-12-29 19:51
Peru dbie 
It's ESWC not WCG
2011-12-29 19:53
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (SK) Finn "karrigan" Andersen (mousesports) Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg (SK) Yegor "markeloff" Markelov (Natus Vincere) Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas (AGAiN) best team
2011-12-29 19:54
Not sure if the best team but at least it makes sense as a team.
2011-12-29 19:59
2011-12-29 20:07
i dont understand how the experts voted 0% on f0rest to be mvp but they voted 73% for him to be on the allstar team...if he was good enough to vote for to be on the allstar team i would think he would have gotten a few votes to be mvp too....
2011-12-29 20:08
As far as I understand it for the MVP there is only one player to choose whereas for the All Star line-up five players are selected thus making it possible for f0rest to receive more votes.
2011-12-29 20:41
yea i understand that, but i just dont see how the experts could vote for him to be on the allstar team but yet he gets 0% of votes for mvp but yet other players got votes for mvp but didnt make the allstar team...it just seems weird that not 1 expert voted for him to be mvp but yet they feel he is 1 of 5 people to be an allstar...i mean he got 73% of votes for allstar, thats a pretty high percentage, not 1 of those experts thought he was mvp too?
2011-12-30 01:19
Apparently none of them did think that way. Bear in mind too that the MVP vote is pretty much focused on GeT_RiGhT and karrigan. In the end they may have even thought what many do, 'it is always good to have f0rest in your team'. As for the rest of MVP award contenders I am not sure if it is just a mistake made by you but all of them are in the All Stars one, thus they received votes and are in the team.
2011-12-30 01:49
IF any expert would have given vote to forest to be MVP of ESWC then he is not an expert. why should a player be given an MVP vote if he is not. Its only fan boyz who are willing to give votes to their players even he performs shit.
2011-12-30 04:20
but he obviously didnt play like shit,hes on the allstar team is what my point is, i dont think he should have gotten mvp, i just think its weird hes on the allstar team but didnt get 1 mvp vote..
2011-12-30 15:53
Brazil hugoooo 
that's why I don't care about polls and rankings
2011-12-30 01:05
The experts voted for get_right. Enough said!
2011-12-29 20:11
Turkey Stu. 
good job fanboy
2011-12-29 20:30
Fanboy? he just spoke the truth.
2011-12-29 20:58
Turkey Stu. 
U know what i meant.
2011-12-29 22:23
a lot of nonsenses with pro-players... u dont know anything of cs-pro maybe...
2012-01-09 21:35
Sure, but I wonder who these said "experts" really are.
2011-12-30 05:38
we need justice
2011-12-29 20:20
2011-12-29 20:23
YYYYEEEAAAA, karri absolutely da beSSSt :)
2011-12-29 20:27
Belarus SLB 
2011-12-29 20:29
2011-12-29 20:31
Neo almost in top5 omg, ban every user which voted for him
2011-12-29 20:36
F0RP MVP FO SHO!!!!!!!!
2011-12-29 20:48
all stars line-up is nice -)
2011-12-29 20:51
Russia goodjob 
GTR MVP LOL fucking SK haters
2011-12-29 20:51
2011-12-29 20:55
lold @ public fanboy
2011-12-29 20:59
All-stars line-up without Neo ? :O /screenshot
2011-12-29 21:03
FalleN | 
World MangQo 
deserved. in my opinion karrigan = markeloff
2011-12-29 22:05
2011-12-29 22:21
-taZ and that's +NEO and thats all-star lineup of 2011 I think
2011-12-29 22:22
doesen't deserv it :|
2011-12-29 22:24
Filip "Neo" Kubski (AGAiN) 21.7% 3.8% 39.5% This shows that the vote for the allstar lineup is bs. Neo could have 0.20 rating and he would still get A LOT of votes for the mvp:-?? w/e
2011-12-29 22:26
same goes for GTR, forest and delpan but people always talking about neo, its funny.
2011-12-30 03:25
Yes but not on that level... I believe that the opinions of the Experts are relevant. Not some kind of poll where almost everyone vote for their favourite player or for the players from their favourite team.
2011-12-30 12:01
in fanboys terms, Neo markeloff and f0rest>>all
2011-12-30 15:46
GeT_RiGhT MVP 2011 become SK win ESWC 2011.
2011-12-29 22:29
nice Taz :)
2011-12-29 22:32
Chile Ganb^ 
n1 karrigan<3
2011-12-29 22:39
hahahaha, joke of the year :DDDDDD cant stop laughing hahahahahahahaha :DDDDDDD next they claim that Moscow Five Dosia is MVP ? hahhaahahhahahahahahaha
2011-12-29 22:56
ye it was fail
2011-12-30 08:28
LOLPAN fake account detected.
2012-01-10 03:36
karrigan!!! eee
2011-12-29 22:59
gj danish and german fans :)
2011-12-29 23:06
haha :) karrigan really deserves it! gj, wd
2011-12-29 23:16
i think now at least we can say, cs 1.6 is officially death :D if karragin mvp, then aSpx must be 2nd best player hahhahaahhahahaahhaha
2011-12-29 23:18
India h8or 
U mad bro? -.^
2011-12-29 23:55
karrigan really erned a MVP :) gj for him!
2011-12-29 23:32
Romania 7R 
oh yeah :Dddd
2011-12-30 00:36
Filip "Neo" Kubski (AGAiN) Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (SK) Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Yegor "markeloff" Markelov (Natus Vincere) Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas (AGAiN) Finn "karrigan" Andersen (mousesports) best cs players 2011
2011-12-30 00:38
-karrigan +starix
2011-12-30 09:52
Brazil hugoooo 
obvious choice, he was a monster on this tournament
2011-12-30 00:55
blaq | 
Denmark Enk3lt 
Filip "Neo" Kubski (AGAiN) Public 39.5% and Experts 3.8% - stupid fanboys -.-'
2011-12-30 00:56
i was about to say that. that is ridiculous, he suck this tour but we see him always on top because of fanboys -.-
2011-12-30 01:35
"we see him always on top because of fanboys" lol go kill yourself pls!
2011-12-30 03:22
2011-12-30 08:55
Brazil akak1 
niceee :D
2011-12-30 01:08
lol, this has to be the longest delay ever.
2011-12-30 01:47
experts :DDD for sure, it's nixon :D
2011-12-30 01:49
2011-12-30 01:57
hahahahah, its sad thats fanboys votes, lets go guys say "NEO player of 2011" because he have more mvps(made by fans)
2011-12-30 02:36
Poland Marcines 
2011-12-30 02:52
+1 stupid fanboys
2011-12-30 07:52
2011-12-31 01:53
I just love how Neo got sooooo much from public. not too be rude, he's one of the greatest of not the greatest of all time but voting for him when he's not performing is dumb
2011-12-30 04:54
Karrrri <3
2011-12-30 05:17
Nice to see the danish flag! Well done! Hoping for new danish powerhouse soon!
2011-12-30 06:51
Belgium FnX^ 
congratz to karrigan :D
2011-12-30 07:46
but real MVP was markeloff or GeT_RiGhT... its unfair. shitty votes.
2011-12-30 07:52
Karrigan is amazing player, gl at the next event!
2011-12-30 08:08
He is good awper, but I don't think he is deserves to be MVP of ESWC. That fanboys vote is fail idea by HLTV.org really.
2011-12-30 08:56
Yes, indeed. How silly of us to provide readers with a feature when our userbase consists purely of fanboys......
2011-12-30 10:23
Lithuania y2d 
Gj karrigan ;)))
2011-12-30 09:00
nice Kariggan
2011-12-30 09:42
marik o DAA
2011-12-30 10:18
2011-12-30 10:39
2011-12-30 10:40
gj kingb0b!)))
2011-12-30 11:48
Well deserved 4 sure, any one that disagrees is just a fanboy.
2011-12-30 13:15
United Kingdom wap 
Um how can anyone disagree with him being the mvp? "Andersen had by far the best performance of his career so far, and statistics also support his election, starting with having the most total kills at the tournament (290) and being the most dominant player (28 rounds with 3+ kills)." Okay so he had the most kills through the entire tournament, but what impresses me the most is he having 28 rounds with 3+ kills, thats freaking amazing. He was also the best rated player (1.38 rating), the one who carried his team the most (rating 27% above team's average), the best rated in playoffs (1.38 rating) and 2nd most consistent. This pretty much sums up why he should be the mvp. Additionally, his performance with the AWP was one of the most impressive this entire year, as no one collected more than his 125 AWP kills at any tournament, and only a few surpassed his 0.39 AWP kills per round. Moreover, Andersen was one of the best pistol-round players (4th) and entry killers (5th) at ESWC And this nails it.
2011-12-30 14:18
Deserved for karrigan ;] btw nice line-up :D
2011-12-30 15:13
where is neo ;/
2011-12-30 16:46
loll this is stupid.. you cannot be the mvp when you are not even in the finals its like taht in the NHL, NBA, MLB, and every other sports
2011-12-30 17:30
Who are the experts and what qualifies them to be called so? Just curious..
2011-12-30 18:41
Finn "karrigan" Andersen (mouz) 48.6% [PUBLIC] the public doesn't have a clue...
2011-12-30 19:01
gg karrigan! =D
2011-12-31 12:13
karrigaN is t3h best !
2011-12-31 16:45
well deserved 4sure, great player
2011-12-31 17:25
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