Top 20 players of 2011: kalle (11)

Although he only played in four major tournaments during 2011, Karl-William "kalle" Haraldsen managed to impress so much in that time that he could be named the revelation of the year. The only Norwegian in our list was actually statistically the most dominant player, showing that he has the potential to become one of the world's elite, but due to so few appearances he was placed at the 11th spot.

Basic information

Player: Norway Karl-William "kalle" Haraldsen
Team: Norway alchemists, Sweden RG-Esports, Sweden ESC Gaming
Age: 20

Team achievements in 2011:

1st - WGF, HadeLAN
2nd - GameGune, EPS Germany Winter
3rd - Xperia PLAY (shared with mTw)

Stats from major LAN tournaments in 2011:

Kills per round: 0.83
Deaths per round: 0.62
Rating: 1.25 (?)
Maps played: 40
MoM: 15 times top rated in a match
Best tournament: Denmark Xperia PLAY
Best map: de_train
Most notable stats: best rating (1.25), best fragger (0.83 kills per round), most dominant, 4th best rifler (0.65 kills per round)

Karl-William "kalle" Haraldsen is not really a new name in the scene, as he's been attending international LAN tournaments with Norwegian top teams since 2009, starting with ESWC Asia Masters in Korea where he went as part of alchemists. During that year and throughout 2010, he gathered a lot of international experience while being a part of teams such as Lions, cbteam and .no as they tried to make a breakthrough.

However, Haraldsen was never the first star of his teams in that period and they never amounted to any major success, so he went by largely unnoticed, appearing as just another average player. Therefore, no one could have foretold the explosion that was about to happen in 2011.

Becoming a star

At the start of the year, a new alchemists lineup was formed and along with Haraldsen and three of his countrymen, Swedish superstar Andreas "MODDII" Fridh was added, which hinted that they had serious intentions.

Their first tournament together was a local one, HadeLAN in Norway, which they won over Swedish mix-team aimbat. After that, they went to Montenegro for WGF where they also came out victorious. In these two events, Haraldsen showed the potential in him, especially at WGF where he was the second best rated player overall with a 1.35 rating, although he was overshadowed by Fridh.

Another Swedish player, André "BARBARR" Möller, joined the team in March, and shortly after that four players transferred to RG-Esports pairing up with Markus "pronax" Wallsten. The first chance to see the new lineup, now predominantly Swedish, was at HLTV.org Xperia PLAY prelude. They reached the semi-final where mTw got the better of them, while Haraldsen was unimpressive having a 1.01 rating.


kalle in Xperia prelude vs face!

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Denmark Xperia PLAY 2011 (3rd/4th place)
1.40 (1st)
+14%
MVP nomination
Selected for All-Star lineup
Best rating (1.40)
Best fragger (0.92 KPR)
2nd best K-D difference (+106)
3rd most dominant (28x 3+ kills)
2nd best in pistol-rounds
4th best entry killer
   

The first real test for the new RG-Esports squad was at Xperia PLAY at Copenhagen Games. The team made it to the playoffs as first placed in front of TCM-Gaming, and then defeated mousesports after three maps in the quarter-final. SK awaited them in the semi-final and after a tough battle RG-Esports were knocked out in the third map. Their 3rd place match against mTw never took place, as the teams agreed to split the money, but the Swedish-Norwegian team proved itself as a new challenger for the world's top teams.

Haraldsen was the main reason for their success, as he stole the stage at this event while also becoming the team's main star. He recorded an amazing 1.40 rating, the best of all players at the tournament and was top rated on 7 of his 14 maps. In addition to that, he had the second best kill-death difference (+106), was the second best in pistol-rounds and the 4th best entry killer. And he didn't only shine in the group stage, as he was the best rated player of the semi-final encounter versus SK Gaming. For all that Haraldsen earned an MVP nomination, and although he came second in that vote, he was selected for the All-Star lineup of the tournament.


Map-winning 4-kill in the semi-final against SK


4 AK47 kills against Frag eXecutors in ICSC 8

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Sweden DreamHack Summer 2011 (4th place)
1.08 (1st)
+11%
All-Star nomination
4th most dominant (18x 3+ kills)
   

Their next tournament wasn't until mid-June when they attended DreamHack Summer. A few weeks before that, they left RG-Esports and signed for ESC Gaming, so they needed to show themselves in good light under the new organization. And that's exactly what they did by topping the group which contained mTw and Natus Vincere, thus directly reaching the semi-final. However, they were again stopped at that step, this time by mTw, and later lost to Natus Vincere in the 3rd place decider.

Haraldsen was once more the best rated in his team, as well as one of the most dominant players at the tournament, even though with a more modest 1.08 rating he still earned an All-Star nomination.


AWP 4-kill vs DTS in DreamHack Summer BYOC


1vs4 against Natus Vincere in the 3rd place decider

The team qualified for the ICSC8 finals at the beginning of July, where they had a somewhat disappointing campaign, not making it out of the group stage because of worse round difference. Haraldsen didn't excel, having a 0.99 rating as the team's 3rd best, although he had his moments in several matches.

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Spain GameGune 2011 (2nd place)
1.17 (4th)
+2%
All-Star nomination
4th most kills (238)
   

A couple of weeks later, they attended GameGune with Finn "karrigan" Andersen as a stand-in for Tommy "tacky" Mosgaard. Despite not being there with their full lineup, ESC Gaming achieved their biggest success of the year by placing second, only behind SK Gaming and in front of Natus Vincere and fnatic.

Haraldsen wasn't the team's star at this event, but he made significant impact, recording a 1.17 rating. Particularly worth mentioning is his performance in the Consolidation final, as he led his team's comeback against Natus Vincere and finished as the best player of the match (24:16 score, 1.27 rating), which propelled them to their only major Grand final of the year.

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Sweden DreamHack Winter 2011 (Quarter-final)
1.44 (1st)
+32%
Selected for All-Star lineup
Best rating (1.44)
Best fragger (0.96 KPR)
Most dominant
2nd most consistent
   

In September, Haraldsen was forced to go inactive due to other obligations, causing him to miss out on ESWC where his team didn't make it past the group stage. He wasn't absent too long though, returning two months later, just in time for DreamHack Winter. Reinforced ESC Gaming managed to draw the match versus AGAiN and top their group due to better round difference. However, they weren't able to overcome mousesports in the quarter-final after a very tough battle, having to settle for a 5-8th finish.

Haraldsen wasn't bothered by his two month break at all, as he managed to top the charts of the entire event once more, for the second time having the highest rating (1.44). Even though it was a short campaign, he was top rated in 3 of his 5 maps, and was the player who carried his team the most at the event with rating 32% above team's average. He particularly excelled in the draw versus the Poles having a 30:19 score (1.48 rating), while he also put up an excellent fight against mousesports in their playoff encounter. For his contribution, he was later voted into the All-Star lineup of the tournament.


Another highlight against the Golden Five

Despite not playing in the regular season, Haraldsen went to EPS Germany Winter finals with the team, but they weren't able to overcome mousesports in the championship match. After that, the players were released from ESC Gaming who signed the Golden Five in their place, and the Swedish-Norwegian team disbanded. What Haraldsen's future holds is at the moment unknown.

The revelation of the year

Before 2011, Karl-William "kalle" Haraldsen wasn't considered anywhere near a top player and he showed mostly mediocre displays at major events he attended. But during 2011, he somehow brought his game to the next level, showing potential to become one of the very best in the world.

Even though he attended the least major events out of all the players in our top 20, Haraldsen excelled in each one of them and became the main star of his team in the process. He helped them reach 2nd place at GameGune, semi-finals at Xperia PLAY and DreamHack Summer, as well as quarter-final at DreamHack Winter.

He was one of the top players at each of those events, twice even best rated, which only one other player managed to accomplish in 2011. He was rewarded with All-Star lineup selections on those two occasions.

Overall, he recorded the best rating of all players in major tournaments (1.25), was shared best fragger (0.83 kills per round) and was the most dominant player in regard to rounds with 3 or more kills. In addition to that, he was top rated on 15 maps, 7th most, which is especially impressive considering that he played only 40.

Thanks to all that, he surely deserves to be named the revelation of the year, and despite playing only four major tournaments, deserves a place in this list thanks to the quality he displayed.

On the other hand, even though he statistically belongs to the very top, he couldn't have made it any further up the list than 11th due to playing in so few tournaments and not leading his team to any significant titles.

Recommended demos of Karl-William "kalle" Haraldsen in 2011:

Opponent Map Event Score Demo
Lithuania Lithuania
inferno CB Nations Cup XIV
45:13 POV
Serbia BGDonLINE
train WGF (Quarter-final, map 1)
23:10 POV
Bulgaria HSBG
train WGF (Grand final, map 2)
22:9 POV
Norway alchemists tuscan Xperia PLAY (Group stage #1)
32:18 HLTV
Denmark TCM
inferno Xperia PLAY (Group stage #2)
31:19 HLTV
Poland Fx
inferno ICSC 8
26:19 POV
Sweden Lions
train DH Summer (Group stage)
25:11 HLTV
Denmark mTw
train DH Summer (Semi-final, map 2)
30:14 HLTV
Russia Virtus.pro
inferno ICSC 8
30:15 HLTV
Russia M5
nuke GameGune (Group stage)
25:15 HLTV
Ukraine Na´Vi
inferno GameGune (Consolidation final)
24:16 HLTV
Poland AGAiN
train DH Winter (Group stage)
30:19 HLTV
Germany mouz
dust2 DH Winter (Quarter-final, map 1)
31:17 HLTV


Do you think Karl-William "kalle" Haraldsen has the potential to become one of the best players in the world? What do you think about his performance in 2011?

If you want to check out the entire ranking, go to our Introduction article as it will be updated daily until we complete the list. Stay tuned to HLTV.org because tomorrow we will bring you our number 10.

good player
2012-01-09 22:11
wtf, lol
2012-01-09 22:12
wtf indeed, he should be like #8 no way delpan or gux is better than that
2012-01-10 00:38
The only Norwegian in our list was actually statistically the most dominant player, showing that he has the potential to become one of the world's elite, but due to so few appearances he was placed at the 11th spot. At least read the article :)
2012-01-10 05:38
yeah, but in his opinion he should be higher even if not top5 etc., but he should be in top6-10, 11th place is too low, because the main reason why he isn't higher is that he didn't lead his team to many successes. And it's just stupid, 'coz it's very visible that it's a whine of his team, because he was: - most dominant, which is probably the most important part except clutches to help own team - was top rated in 15 of 40 maps, it's 37,5%, so he was top in more than 1 per 3 matches.. and it's on lan ofc - he still was better than gux
2012-01-10 17:03
I Agree
2012-01-10 18:24
so if i read i must agree? are you retard or what?
2012-01-10 17:23
all I m saying is that he could be and you shouldn't have said WTF ? that's my point I also believe he is a really good player. so don't show your impulsive behavior and use your head
2012-01-10 18:34
"At least read the article" you assumed that i didn't read it because i disagree. when people don't use their heads, i kinda behave impulsively indeed
2012-01-11 04:26
LOL seems he never killed all 5 enemies :) all this highlights are 4 kills by him lol just noticed)
2012-01-10 08:38
but his -4 is really good)
2012-01-10 11:00
look what teams he did it against. its not like most of theese guys that get kills against dakarma, x6tence and shit like that.
2012-01-10 11:47
true!quality frags, crazy aims and especially his outstanding psychological quality
2012-01-10 16:50
#238
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
hey I'd be proud of a 3K against such teams :P (dakarma, x6) but I get your point and agree, aces are not neccessarily better than 4 kills
2012-01-10 19:04
oh so if his teammates let the last guy just for his ace he would be a better play?...
2012-01-10 17:24
If he played more tournaments he'd be top 5 for sure. He played great this year.
2012-01-09 22:14
most certainly not lol
2012-01-09 22:59
foxj is better i agree.
2012-01-09 23:00
HAHAHA
2012-01-09 23:28
Sometimes you give the polish/portuguese/brazilian fanboys what they need fallen,neo and foxj are the best :)
2012-01-09 23:29
Yeah, you probably just have to deal with it, regardless of logic.
2012-01-09 23:43
Huum, Sherlock, tell me where lolfake talk about foxj, fallen and neo? He's talking about the topic'issue: kalle. Can you do the same, or will you continue to be an asshole?
2012-01-10 00:28
He would've been in a higher position if he played more events and he disagrees.. if i said something good about fox he would agree for sure.. its pure fanboyism and hate for other players. Try to talk bad about neo and see the poles how they react. Why not just accept the truth and not hate
2012-01-10 00:34
So true. Kudos to you, good sir. And they always use one single conversation line: -Neo\fallen\foxj didn't played well today. -WHAT?! What did your country win? What did you win? my idol>you and your country.
2012-01-10 08:41
So if someone disagrees you will flame or say something completely offtopic? Sounds Like a failtroll tbh.
2012-01-10 11:23
you are a kid.
2012-01-10 00:40
THIS. You see i said something bad about fallen and you go mad. He's good can't deny that but not as good as you say he is.
2012-01-10 00:41
im not fanboy but im agree with #133 its thread about kalle and you talking about fanboys ? are u mad coz someone wrote what he think ? ? maybe little jealous because portugal have an amazing player like foxj and "UK DONT" ? i dont get it ... use ur brain
2012-01-10 07:19
Stop embarassing yourself. Roman's got the point.
2012-01-10 07:29
He just want to provoke guy from portugal im not agree with than behaviour . Even if he is a fanboy of any player he can write here what he think about kalle (about his game ) .He did it but romans dont . He just wrote something not connected with thread , its annoying . There are better places to show a hate for neo/fallen/foxj fanboys ,
2012-01-10 08:33
He messed with an idiot who took the bait like a little child. Sorry, didnt know you were Mother Teresa.
2012-01-10 10:55
why did you place "UK DONT" in quotes? I don't get it ... use ur brain
2012-01-11 00:47
i just noticed you always run off the discussion by attacking someone. you never finish it by arguments. and than if the guy try to offend british cs scene, you just say you don't care. start talking like a man, and we can discuss something.
2012-01-10 17:27
I escaped the discussion or he did ?? I said that fallen is good but not as good as brazilians say he is. And i don't really care about UK scene do you want to make me care about it? Because i don't really care.
2012-01-10 21:05
you always come back to the fanboy discussion because you are no fan. congratz about that, but not everyone who is fan of anyone must be idiot, just keep arguing without being a jerk.
2012-01-11 00:51
I'm a fan of fnatic but i agree that SK are better atm.
2012-01-11 00:57
Im agree with you but i think this guy did not say anything bad and we cannot start talking about fanboys if we didnt see any ... every fanboy is thinking that hes favourite player is better than he think , im not attacking anyone , i just want to set the peace here :P like someone said im Mother Teresa , we shouldnt show so much hate , thats my points , peace
2012-01-11 06:43
but neo is a possible option :P still most polish guys are trolls
2012-01-10 00:48
Ofc it is he is for sure one of the best but like you said most polish guys are trolls
2012-01-10 00:49
unhappily ;( the sad thing is, that even if most Poles will say "neo is the best" or some others from swe/ukr etc. smth like "f0rest n1/markeloff n1", there still is something true, because they're really good, while foxj and fallen are a bit overrated, even if the ones with fantastic potential.. and bra/portugal fans will still compare them to the rest.. btw we shouldn't compare any players in CS. It's stupid
2012-01-10 17:09
uhmm ok : )
2012-01-10 00:50
HAHAHAHAHA
2012-01-10 03:50
Agreed but you dont need to hate fallen fox or neo they are good players :)
2012-01-10 11:24
Not hating them i actually like fallen's playing style..
2012-01-10 21:06
N1 comment hahahahahahhaahahah ,nice one bro :D
2012-01-11 00:13
i agree, he could've been top5 if he played more tournaments..with a .83 kpr, that would most certainly be top5 nj kalle, you played sick this year
2012-01-09 23:13
if he played more tournaments he'd be 1st he is best player by "stats" alone
2012-01-10 04:26
#6
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Argentina madrulez 
GO kalle! new team with moddii
2012-01-09 22:13
#9
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
gonna be cool :) 'em together..
2012-01-09 22:14
#54
Slovakia zen' 
I hope for kalle, MODDII, keiz, manne + some IGL :)
2012-01-09 22:44
#99
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Russia goodjob 
pronax 4 sure)
2012-01-09 23:36
Kalle, Moddii, Keiz, Dennis, pronax
2012-01-10 00:14
dennis MODDII kalle hellzerk pronax
2012-01-10 00:14
manne? That team will win every 1 online event
2012-01-10 00:25
not bad player
2012-01-09 22:13
not bad? he's a great player and you say not bad, ok!
2012-01-09 22:41
i guess he think's hes better than him, thats why he wrote not bad lol :))) gj kalle wp
2012-01-09 23:02
#8
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
yeah, kalle deserved :D
2012-01-09 22:14
#10
Australia bish 
moddii trace kalle LETS GO BOYS
2012-01-09 22:14
#92
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Brazil akak1 
+1
2012-01-09 23:29
hope for trace I want him back badly :))
2012-01-10 05:42
#12
Brazil gcne 
good amazing player
2012-01-09 22:15
:3
2012-01-09 22:15
nice kalle! gl
2012-01-09 22:15
Deserved :D
2012-01-09 22:16
I said it!
2012-01-09 22:16
not expected :S
2012-01-09 22:16
deserved
2012-01-09 22:17
so many highlights!
2012-01-09 22:17
onemanarmy, hope to see him more in new year :)
2012-01-09 22:17
omg( why?
2012-01-09 22:18
to annoy you ukrainian fanboys ofcourse .. umad ?
2012-01-09 22:26
you're an idiot, I wish that he was in the top 10
2012-01-09 22:31
then say so,, "omg,why??" sounds more like you think he doesnt deserve it.. sry :DD
2012-01-09 22:46
well as written)) As for me next year he will be top 5
2012-01-09 22:53
#24
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Ukraine kalitajke 
FFFUUUU
2012-01-09 22:22
ufkors moddiii > kalle this year all time moddiii above kalle in team rank on the tournaments WTF
2012-01-09 22:23
No?
2012-01-09 23:29
nice Kalle:)
2012-01-09 22:25
gj :P
2012-01-09 22:26
lol i thought he was out of top 20 :p gj kalle
2012-01-09 22:26
wow
2012-01-09 22:26
#31
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Tunisia KJou 
Not Nice :D !
2012-01-09 22:27
11? He should be in top 7-8 ... He played insane this year :3
2012-01-09 22:27
STOP OVERRATE PLAYERS. Srsly... He's not better than this. He's a great player but not that good, end of discussion.
2012-01-09 22:57
He is better than this. If he'd get to attend more major events he'd be higher up. Best rated at 2 events out of 4 attended, and nominated for all-star at all of them(elected twice). I'm not saying that he should be ranked higher, as he didn't have many events to show for, but regarding skill he's at least top10 these days.
2012-01-09 23:10
+1111111111
2012-01-09 23:48
How do u know? Are u a visionary?
2012-01-09 23:52
+1
2012-01-10 05:29
His performance would suggest that he would play good at other events as well. I don't know anything of course, but I tend to follow logic. Two more events, one of them could've been mediocre for his standards, and he'd be in top10.
2012-01-10 11:13
Best rated at 2 out of 4 events. But what says his rank would have gotten better by attending more major events? He could have done a couple of shitty tournaments. You just never know. So a well deserved 11th place. GJ
2012-01-10 06:30
You never know of course, but when he played great at all events, why should one suggest that he'd play bad at others? There's a larger possibility that he'd play good/great at other big events, as he never played bad at the other 4. Logic, people.
2012-01-10 11:15
stop capslock abuse godamnit!! and btw stop being blind, everybody knows he is the best scandinavian player along with getrigth and forest, lol u live in a cave this year?
2012-01-10 03:42
You have to show much more than just two tournaments. You don't deserve as much if not attended as many events, that's my opinion, you've to show more than just two tournaments. Players in SK, Na'Vi, FX play more matches and against better teams, the longer the tournament goes.
2012-01-10 12:57
#219
United Kingdom wap 
trace, karrigan?
2012-01-10 15:23
#33
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Brazil sicariuswtf 
best rating, nice
2012-01-09 22:27
#34
Brazil gcne 
4 championship top players 11. Amazing big player
2012-01-09 22:27
the revelation of the year :D n1 kalleztaR
2012-01-09 22:28
Huh, didn't expect to see him due to missing too many tournaments and stats consequently...
2012-01-09 22:28
It's ok when you've got: Most notable stats: best rating (1.25), best fragger (0.83 kills per round), most dominant, 4th best rifler (0.65 kills per round) Xperia PLAY 2011 (3rd/4th place) 1.40 (1st) +14% MVP nomination Selected for All-Star lineup Best rating (1.40) Best fragger (0.92 KPR) 2nd best K-D difference (+106) 3rd most dominant (28x 3+ kills) 2nd best in pistol-rounds 4th best entry killer DreamHack Summer 2011 (4th place) 1.08 (1st) +11% All-Star nomination 4th most dominant (18x 3+ kills) GameGune 2011 (2nd place) 1.17 (4th) +2% All-Star nomination 4th most kills (238) DreamHack Winter 2011 (Quarter-final) 1.44 (1st) +32% Selected for All-Star lineup Best rating (1.44) Best fragger (0.96 KPR) Most dominant 2nd most consistent
2012-01-09 22:42
I don't have anything against him. My point was just that I believed that participating in 4 tournaments won't give him an opportunity to get into this rating. I don't undervalue his performance and merits in any way.
2012-01-09 22:49
Ok! :) I thought you were one of the many people who seem to disagree on every single ranking article so far.
2012-01-09 22:56
#220
United Kingdom wap 
his stats are impressive, but its also easier to keep a good rating and a better kpr when you play less tournaments. not to take anything away from him, I believe he deserve this, but you just have to keep it in mind
2012-01-10 15:25
mmm..
2012-01-09 22:29
kalle > Moddii BRED!
2012-01-09 22:29
Dunno which games you were watching this year, but not only was kalle better than moddi, he was a top 5 player along with neo gtr karrigan and markeloff. The lack of tournaments and podium finishes is the only reason hes ranked so low.
2012-01-09 22:52
totally deserved kalle the beast!
2012-01-09 22:30
Rating: 1.25 sick :O thought it was something around 1.2
2012-01-09 22:31
Lmao is tis a joke....crap WP ..Gl in ftre
2012-01-09 22:32
<3 this huy
2012-01-09 22:33
AHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA.
2012-03-20 18:57
10 Delpan
2012-01-09 22:36
if he trace and mooddi could make a team along with a good igl (maybe pronax) and a backup player (like tacky), that would mean world domination, easy! And, I belive is not that hard to surpass the language barriers! :D
2012-01-09 22:37
lol :)
2012-01-10 00:40
YEAH ! GOOD JOB Kalleztar
2012-01-09 22:38
#48
Poland p 7k 
gratz Kalle
2012-01-09 22:39
with such a game which he showed in 2011 for the next year he can get into the top 5
2012-01-09 22:40
Deserved. (: gj kalle
2012-01-09 22:40
Totally deserved, he played great this past year!
2012-01-09 22:42
ns
2012-01-09 22:44
This is the first one I disagree with. But hey it's still nice to see the work you put into this :)
2012-01-09 22:49
+1 me too. should definitly be higher. revelation of the year played absolutly fantastic. Best fragger. best rating. most dominant and very consistent.
2012-01-10 03:46
So deserved for Kalle, he had and amazing year, now i realy hope he keeps it up this year aswell GL :D
2012-01-09 22:51
insane player :)
2012-01-09 22:52
DHS 2011 3rd match decider, de_train, last round for Na'Vi and kalle was 1v4 ;) epic! i love it!
2012-01-09 22:55
I said!
2012-01-09 22:56
beast.
2012-01-09 22:57
perfect sprayer!
2012-01-09 22:58
#68
Slovakia pljr 
10 will be delpish
2012-01-09 22:58
Deserved. Anyone saying otherwise has no clue. eod
2012-01-09 23:00
#72
Brazil Dote 
kalle and MODDII my two favourite players
2012-01-09 23:02
Deserved! I hope to see a lot of great play from him this year as well :)
2012-01-09 23:04
hi SK fan :D
2012-01-09 23:06
deserved :| gj kalle<3
2012-01-09 23:04
very good kalle! keep it going :D
2012-01-09 23:04
expected
2012-01-09 23:06
#11 place with 1.25 rating OMFG! #10 must be HELL CRAZY
2012-01-09 23:10
#1 must be godlike!
2012-01-09 23:19
Overall, he recorded the best rating of all players in major tournaments (1.25). this means there will be no player with a higher rating or am I wrong :D
2012-01-09 23:32
correct
2012-01-09 23:37
Cpt. Obvious
2012-01-10 00:27
obviously cpt obvious is obvious
2012-01-10 13:39
Hey, Cap! I missed you
2012-01-10 03:19
very good player
2012-01-09 23:11
the beast
2012-01-09 23:12
nice
2012-01-09 23:15
#86
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Brazil hugoooo 
omg best rating, best fragger and most dominant, incredible how he still out of the top10 with all these achievements
2012-01-09 23:15
new team: kalle, moddii, trace, manne, pronax
2012-01-09 23:18
+1 INSANE !
2012-01-10 00:15
manne? lol
2012-01-10 14:58
i don't mind another awesome player who is currently without a team, but who??
2012-01-10 15:33
#89
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Brazil akak1 
nice KALLE <3
2012-01-09 23:19
expected that much higher, perhaps in a position 8 or 7 =/ OK NUMBER 10 PITA PLZ :(
2012-01-09 23:21
pita is out of top 20
2012-01-10 02:11
never top 1 y.y
2012-01-10 06:12
#95
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Brazil akak1 
download demos and learn how to play son of bitches
2012-01-09 23:31
Just like I said. :] Next one is Delpan.
2012-01-09 23:33
#102
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Russia goodjob 
next one is taz or gux
2012-01-09 23:38
Delpan or Gux, it's a close one. Taz is much higher though.
2012-01-09 23:47
+1 but i think delpan should be the 11
2012-01-10 00:30
Yeah, Kalle accomplished much more relative to the strength of his team this year. I had him at 10 and Delpan at 11 :/
2012-01-10 01:07
yeah kalle so strong
2012-01-09 23:34
#101
Monsen | 
Norway Piesso 
one of the sickest players in the 1.6-scene. Not so sure how 2k12 will be for him, with no organization and studies.
2012-01-09 23:38
good player
2012-01-09 23:39
well done m8 \o/ <3 !
2012-01-09 23:41
Such a pity he wasn't at more tournaments, he deserved top 10. So that means I get 8 out of 10 correct :P
2012-01-09 23:45
Deserved :]! <3 kalle ;)
2012-01-09 23:53
GJ kalle
2012-01-09 23:55
DESERVED MORE
2012-01-09 23:58
#113
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
nice, amazing player!
2012-01-10 00:02
n1
2012-01-10 00:05
Watch them POV´s guys, crazy. Hella good job, Karl:-)
2012-01-10 00:10
finally
2012-01-10 00:17
why this picture ? :D haha so gay
2012-01-10 00:17
the beast !
2012-01-10 00:19
I thought he could make top 10, anyways he's such a beast, definitely one of the best things that happened to CS last year. statistics aside, he had one of the best performances of a player during a year of contemporaneus CS (2006/2007-present). btw, I'd like to send a hug to all the kalle fans out there: ><
2012-01-10 00:25
I was going to say 11th is too high but after reading the article and going through the numbers, i can't really complain... 11th seems quite alright, although i'm still puzzled at the void between him and MODDII.
2012-01-10 00:25
i tought exactly the same :D "how on earth is kalle in front of moddii?" but after what i just read and saw, my goodness kalle is sick!!!
2012-01-10 00:43
15 MoM of 40 maps only top11? very nice :)))))))))))))
2012-01-10 00:29
#130
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Finland joona 
n1 joulosika
2012-01-10 00:34
cmon kalle,moddii,trace,tacky and pronax :DD this scene needs you :)
2012-01-10 00:45
#140
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Norway billson 
Really smart player. Always nice to see him play.
2012-01-10 00:53
this guy is amazing. want to see a LOT more of him more than most any other player atm. see how he turns out in 2012
2012-01-10 01:20
it´s really enjoying to see him play, a very smart player and skillfull, deserved kalle:)
2012-01-10 01:20
first one that deserved.
2012-01-10 01:49
maybe moddii>kalle,mbe
2012-01-10 02:01
kalle? LOOOOOOL
2012-01-10 02:26
yeah, kalle
2012-01-10 02:37
#148
Romania 7R 
aaaa :Dnice
2012-01-10 02:33
yaaa kalle nice
2012-01-10 02:36
overrated
2012-01-10 02:39
#152
REAL | 
Norway strifer- 
deserved!
2012-01-10 02:43
kalle would be sick if he had better team he is outstanding !
2012-01-10 02:54
he was sick, but he wouldnt have this rating if he went deeper into the events/attended more of them
2012-01-10 03:20
exactly my thougth, he could have even better. wich is a shame
2012-01-10 03:51
"mah9" said the opposite of you... read again the expression "wouldn't", what means: would NOT. And I agree with mah9, more tournaments would result in a minor rating, almost necessarily. Even more because Kalle didn't participate of some very high level events like ESWC, IEM and ICSC. The most logical thought is to project some bad performances in his journey, what is totally normal and understandable. It's a illusion to presume his performances would keep on this amazing level in every next event.
2012-01-10 13:22
Or maybe he would own even more, collect a few MVPs and be higher in the top. Completely impossible, right?
2012-01-10 17:37
It's possible, I agree, but statistically, the probability of some bad performances become part of his numbers is much higher. It's ALMOST impossible a perfect season. Anyway, those are just my presumptions. =D I don't have anything bad to say about this TOP20.
2012-01-11 12:07
not impossible, just highly unlikely.
2012-01-11 23:09
#221
United Kingdom wap 
exactly, and that is what most people fail to understand
2012-01-10 15:27
most people are pretty dumb :p
2012-01-11 23:09
#157
coldzera | 
Brazil mrLL 
very good.. good player !!
2012-01-10 03:32
I think that gux should be top11 and kalle top10. Tomorrow we will see gux :D
2012-01-10 03:56
i agree with NDM, he would be a much better if he had/has a better team. Never mind, deserved this place.
2012-01-10 03:57
Wohoo! <3
2012-01-10 04:18
I don't really agree that kalle is only 11th spot. He deserves so much more as he's MVP in almost every event he participates? Maybe due to the fact that his teamm8s are shiet and hes imba? No it has to do with the fact that he's a very talented player. He's beyond REAL's capabilities and I think there has been a generation change now in Norway. But my cent is that no one will ever come near what REAL and co once achieved internationally regarding a team from Norway. CS is crumbling everyday and it's officially pronounced dead in Norway, as you can see Catch-gamer.no is barely active.
2012-01-10 05:13
Most notable stats: best rating (1.25), best fragger (0.83 kills per round), most dominant, 4th best rifler (0.65 kills per round) IMO he should be on 7-8.
2012-01-10 05:29
he should but he didnt attend that many tournaments as other players
2012-01-10 07:22
nice, gratz kalle!
2012-01-10 06:33
#175
World VN 
i knew it...next are gux or dosia
2012-01-10 06:41
wake up! dosia 19th
2012-01-10 06:54
#180
World VN 
lol forgot :S
2012-01-10 07:26
moddii > kalle :(
2012-01-10 06:53
KalleztaR deserve :>
2012-01-10 07:55
if we make 4 separate dreamteam it's gonna be Like 1, 6, 11, 16, 20 2, 7, 12, 17, 19 3, 8, 9, 13, 18 4, 5, 10, 14, 15 currently 1, 6, kalle, moddii, starix 2, 7, ed1k, aslak, dosia 3, 8, 9, xizt, pasha 4, 5, 10, face, edward and play with each other :D
2012-01-10 08:02
Deserved :) People who think he doesn't deserve this place are stupids honestly.
2012-01-10 08:47
I think most of people who disagrees with 11th place, actually thought he deserved better place.
2012-01-10 09:01
deserved
2012-01-10 08:57
sick
2012-01-10 09:22
deserved
2012-01-10 10:35
kalleztaR*
2012-01-10 10:39
Thank you HLTV.ORG keep doing great in 2012
2012-01-10 10:54
The picture looks like a scene in a movie about couple that never seen each other for years and finally, they've met.
2012-01-10 12:52
#202
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Poland camarpl 
1st - WGF, HadeLAN 2nd - GameGune, EPS Germany Winter 3rd - Xperia PLAY (shared with mTw) place: 11, DUDEWAT.
2012-01-10 12:56
#205
blaq | 
Denmark Enk3lt 
Rating: 1.25 (?) MoM: 15 times top rated in a match 15 times in 40 maps :)
2012-01-10 13:11
just lol
2012-01-10 13:06
pasha>kalle modii>kalle ed1k>kalle hi.
2012-01-10 13:14
NO
2012-01-10 13:35
starix >>>>> kalle Edward >>>>> kalle moddii >>>>> kalle Dosia = kalle but kalle >>>>>> ed1k.
2012-01-10 13:50
kalleztaR* KING
2012-01-10 13:48
Im so happy for kalle, good job! Xperia PLAY 2011 3rd most dominant (28x 3+ kills)
2012-01-10 13:58
deserved! love his aim :D
2012-01-10 14:16
#215
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Yugoslavia iksveili 
Good player with amazing aim! :) P.S. I miss ERRZyx! :(
2012-01-10 14:22
<3 kalle, he's beast !
2012-01-10 15:00
nice kalle !
2012-01-10 15:14
deserved! gj kalleZtar
2012-01-10 16:44
Deserved! 10th place: Trollpan? :)
2012-01-10 16:57
nice! Taz is atleast top 10
2012-01-10 17:14
kalle also played for XpreZ, am I right?
2012-01-10 17:42
XpreZ s just a "mix club" if I'm not mistaken. It's been around since 1999 or something.
2012-01-10 19:13
Yeah, I used to know some dudes on XpreZ, that's why I asked. But sometimes they hook up teams to play LAN events, such as Dream Hack and some minor ones (: I remember that there was a kalle on XpreZ. Sometimes ellaK, kalle-hell, kallel (:
2012-01-10 22:28
expected. amazing player.
2012-01-10 18:17
i saw those fukin vids n only 4 kills!!!!
2012-01-10 19:03
very very skilled player !
2012-01-10 19:05
kalleztaR* he deserves to 10 at least he did well last year this man is awesome !!!
2012-01-10 19:51
THE BEAST !!!!!!!!
2012-01-10 19:57
vid vs DTS insane skillz
2012-01-10 21:25
pezda kogda yje 10?)
2012-01-10 22:39
Great succes for him ! :) Absolutely deserved ;]
2012-01-10 22:50
Very good player, deserved spot.
2012-01-10 23:21
Keep it up kalle! looking forward to seeing next event
2012-01-11 00:57
DA KING
2012-01-11 02:52
Nice to see the Norwegian flag in the list!
2012-01-11 19:51
Most notable stats: best rating (1.25), best fragger (0.83 kills per round), most dominant, 4th best rifler (0.65 kills per round
2012-01-11 23:36
<3
2012-09-29 12:33
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