Top 20 players of 2011: karrigan (8)

Tgwri1s
January 12th, 2012 21:34

As we slowly climb towards the top of our list, next up at number 8 is Danish superstar from mousesports, Finn "karrigan" Andersen. The German team recognized the potential in him at the end of 2010 and it paid off for them as he became their best player during 2011 and one of the best AWPers in the world, culminating with his MVP title from ESWC.

Basic information

karrigan from mousesports

Player: Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen
Team: Germany mousesports, Sweden ESC Gaming (stand-in)
Age: 21

Team achievements in 2011:

1st - EPS Germany Summer, EPS Germany Winter, ESL German League Cup Summer, ESL German League Cup Winter
2nd - GameGune, IEM6 GC Guangzhou
3rd - ESWC

Stats from major LAN tournaments in 2011:

Kills per round: 0.80
Deaths per round: 0.63
Rating: 1.19 (?)
Maps played: 62
MoM: 12 times top rated in a match
Best tournament: France ESWC
Best map: de_tuscan
Most notable stats: 5th most AWP kills (367), 6th best awpKPR (0.23), shared 4th best fragger (0.80 KPR), most Glock kills (62)

Before 2011, Finn "karrigan" Andersen was a member of numerous lineups that attempted to overthrow mTw from the top of Denmark. He and his many different teammates searched for the right formula to make a breakthrough in teams such as wooSai, SoA, Ab Ovo, Cheap Times and p00nhandlers among others. The latter would finally reach that goal, as they managed to defeat mTw in the country's World Cyber Games qualifier in August 2010, playing under the name wCrea. The team later joined the Full-Gaming organization before their trip to Los Angeles, but they ended up disappointing at WCG by failing to pass the group stage.

However, soon after that they proved themselves again by defeating mTw and fnatic to win DSRack #3, while Andersen was one of the best players of that tournament. The team fell apart after that as their in-game leader Timm "ArcadioN" Henriksen was recruited by mTw, while Andersen would embark on a completely different adventure after receiving a call from mousesports. Despite having only few major international tournaments behind him, the young Dane's potential was recognized by the German organization, and he would through 2011 prove that it was the right move for both parties.

Adapting to the new enviroment

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Ukraine IEM5 European Championship Finals (Group stage) 0.83 (3rd)
0%

The new mousesports lineup didn't have much success in their first tournament together at IEM5 European Championship Finals. They only managed to get a draw against eSahara and lose the other four matches, which even deprived them of a spot at the IEM5 World Championship. Andersen's debut was equally unspectacular, as he recorded a poor 0.83 rating, his worst of the year.

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Denmark Xperia PLAY 2011 (Quarter-final)
1.22 (1st)
+7%
All-Star nomination
4th best in pistol-rounds
   

Three months passed before we saw the German squad at their next LAN tournament, which was Xperia PLAY in Andersen's home country. They didn't show a much improved form, but draws against x6tence and Frag eXecutors in the second group stage secured them a quarter-final encounter with RG-Esports. That would however turn out to be the final stop for them, as the Swedish-Norwegian team outplayed them in three maps.

Andersen was the team's best performer with a 1.22 rating, while he particularly stood out in pistol rounds as one of the best at the event.

In the meantime, mousesports have been keeping up with their dominance in EPS Germany, winning the Summer season and the League Cup, while Andersen was the best rated player of both tournaments.

Soon after that, apparently unsatisfied with their international form, mousesports opted to make lineup changes. The team brought back their famous in-game leader Fatih "gob b" Dayik and also added Michele "zonixx" Köhler, while Manuel "approx" Zeitz was released from the squad and Manuel "Tixo" Makohl moved to being a substitute player.

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Spain GameGune 2011 (2nd place)
1.18 (3rd)
+3%
2nd most kills (246)
   

The changes came too close to the next major tournament, GameGune, so they decided to skip it, but Andersen was allowed to play as a stand-in for ESC Gaming. He helped his temporary team achieve their biggest success of the year by placing second behind SK Gaming, defeating fnatic and Natus Vincere on their way to the final. Andersen was the third best rated in the team with a 1.18 rating, and was more of a stable support player than a star of the team.


1vs3 against Na´Vi at GameGune

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Korea e-Stars Seoul 2011 (5-6th place)
1.04 (2nd)
+2%
All-Star nomination
3rd best AWPer (0.29 awpKPR)
5th most consistent
   

The first test for the new mousesports lineup was e-Stars Seoul in mid-August, where they finished in a respectable 5-6th place. Andersen was the second best rated in the team with a just above average 1.04 rating, but was voted man-of-the-match in all three of their victories, over WinFakt, UMX and TyLoo. Also notable is that in the previous lineup of mousesports, he didn't use the AWP much, but in his first tournament after the change he was one of the best AWPers of the event with a very good 0.29 awpKPR. His performance overall earned him his second All-Star nomination, after the one at Xperia PLAY.


Another clutch vs Natus Vincere, 1vs4 at e-Stars

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
China IEM6 GC Guangzhou (2nd place)
1.25 (2nd)
+6%
MVP nomination
Selected for All-Star lineup
2nd best rating (1.25)
2nd best AWPer (0.32 awpKPR)
2nd most consistent
3rd best fragger (0.81 KPR)
2nd best K-D difference (+47)
3rd hardest to kill (0.56 DPR)
   

At the beginning of October they traveled to Asia once again, to take part in IEM6 Global Challenge Guangzhou. Here they achieved second place, which was their highest placement of the year, although they didn't have to go through a lot of trouble for that, only overcoming eFuture in the semi-final before losing to fnatic in the final.

Andersen was one of the main stars of the event, with the second best rating of 1.25 and as the second most consistent performer. He was also the second best AWPer with 0.32 awp kills per round, which overall earned him an MVP nomination. He wasn't chosen for that award eventually, but he did for the first time make it into the All-Star lineup of a tournament.

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
France ESWC 2011 (3rd place)
1.38 (1st)
+27%
MVP of the tournament
Best rating (1.38)
Best rating in playoffs (1.38)
Best AWPer (0.39 awpKPR)
Most kills (290)
2nd best fragger (0.91 KPR)
2nd best K-D difference (+99)
Most dominant (28x 3+ kills)
2nd most consistent
4th best entry killer
   

The tournament in China turned out to be a good preparation for their next challenge, as a few weeks later mousesports achieved their biggest success by placing third at a very competitive tournament, ESWC. After topping their group and knocking out fnatic at that stage, they met with Lions in the quarter-final and easily disposed of them. However, SK Gaming was too strong for them in the semi-final, although the match did end with a close 3rd map, while after that they overcame AGAiN in the 3rd place decider.

Andersen had the best performance of his career at this tournament, ending up as the best rated of all players with an incredible 1.38 rating and claiming the MVP title. He also established himself as one of the best AWPers in the world, getting 125 kills with the big green (the most anyone had at any major tournament in 2011) and having one of the best averages of 0.39 awp kills per round. Additionally, he was the most dominant player and the one who carried his team the most with rating 27% above their average, which would explain why despite playing for the third placed team, he was named the MVP.


karrigan's highlight round during group stage match vs fnatic


two AWP rounds vs Lions in ESWC quarter-final


Another two highlight rounds from the Lions match at ESWC

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Sweden DreamHack Winter 2011 (4th place)
1.13 (1st)
+13%
All-Star nomination
3rd best AWPer (0.33 awpKPR)
4th best entry killer
   

Mousesports' last major event of the year was DreamHack Winter where they almost repeated their success from France, but ended up 4th due to a loss to Natus Vincere in the last match. Andersen was once again the team's best player, having a 1.13 rating and doing great with the AWP as 3rd best of the event (0.33 awpKPR). He was later nominated for the All-Star lineup of the event and he barely missed out on it, coming 6th in the vote.


Amazing AK47 one-shots against Lions at DH Winter

In December, mousesports added yet another EPS Germany title to their trophy room, while Andersen was by far the best player of the season with a 1.53 rating.

From rising star to superstar

Bringing in Finn "karrigan" Andersen turned out to be one of the best moves in the history of mousesports organization, as he quickly became the star of the team, and as the year progressed he established himself as one of the world's best players.

In the first part of the year mousesports weren't very successful and Andersen didn't have much opportunity to excel. But since their lineup change they started getting noticeable placements at major events, such as 5-6th at e-Stars, 2nd at IEM6 GC Guangzhou and 3rd at ESWC and Andersen was right in the middle of the action, an important member in each of those campaigns.

Also, since the lineup change, Andersen was given the job of being a full-time AWPer in the team, which he took full advantage of and showed that he is one of the best in the world with that weapon. Even though he didn't use the big green in the first half of the year, he still ended up having 5th most kills with it at major tournaments (367) and the 6th best average of 0.23 awp kills per round.

His MVP performance at ESWC was one of the most impressive by any player in 2011, while he was also selected for the All-Star team at IEM6 GC Guangzhou. In addition to that, he had a few more All-Star nominations at major tournaments - at Xperia PLAY, e-Stars and DreamHack Winter. Also worth noting is that he never had a tournament-rating below team's average, which demonstrates his importance for mousesports.

All that makes him a worthy candidate for the 8th spot, which could have been even higher if he'd been in the same form in the first half of the year as in the second, and also if he had any major titles to his name.

Interestingly, he was the best player with the Glock, getting 62 kills with it, so make sure to keep your eye on him in mousesports' Terrorist-side pistol-rounds in the future.

At the end of 2011, mousesports announced a lineup change for their 2012 season, which saw Andersen team up with a fellow Dane, former mTw member Danny "zonic" Sørensen, while Vinh "ninja" Bui Thanh left the team.

Recommended demos of Finn "karrigan" Andersen in 2011:

Opponent Map Event Score Demo
Germany ESC
train EPS Germany Summer (Grand final, map 3)
31:4 HLTV
Spain Lagunak inferno GameGune (Group stage)
38:8 POV
Germany dotpiXels dust2 EPS Germany Winter
28:4 POV
China TyLoo nuke IEM6 GC Guangzhou (Group stage)
20:6 POV
Indonesia XCN dust2 IEM6 GC Guangzhou (Group stage)
34:16 POV
Sweden Lions dust2 ESWC (Quarter-final, map 1)
27:11 POV
Sweden Lions
tuscan ESWC (Quarter-final, map 2)
28:16 POV
Poland AGAiN
dust2 ESWC (3rd place decider, map 3)
24:13 POV
Germany Alternate
dust2 EPS Germany Winter (Semi-final, map 1)
27:10 POV
Romania Eq inferno DH Winter (Group stage)
29:11 HLTV
Sweden ESC inferno DH Winter (Quarter-final, map 2)
27:12 HLTV


Finn "karrigan" Andersen became one of the most respected AWPers in the world during the last few tournaments of 2011, but can we expect him to continue in the same manner in 2012? And will the new mousesports lineup be able to surpass their 2011 success and perhaps win a major event? Share with us what you think about that and about Andersen's 8th place on our Top 20.

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 as tomorrow we will bring you our number 7.

wtf?!.. 1-3 absolutely
2012-01-12 21:37
no way bro
2012-01-12 21:39
de... wait for it... served!
2012-01-13 18:30
your comment was legen...wait for it...DARY!
2012-01-13 20:16
no... deserved 8th place, he had worse 1st half of the year
2012-01-12 21:40
+10000
2012-01-14 01:47
hahaha
2012-01-12 21:46
Higher but not THAT high..
2012-01-12 21:53
"All that makes him a worthy candidate for the 8th spot, which could have been even higher if he'd been in the same form in the first half of the year as in the second, and also if he had any major titles to his name."
2012-01-12 22:37
lol
2012-01-12 23:10
#252
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Russia goodjob 
@_@ 1-3 - gtr-neo-markeloff
2012-01-13 08:15
ye, but gtr-markeloff-neo
2012-01-13 11:01
ye,but neo-gtr-marik
2012-01-13 13:05
ye, but neo-marik-gtr
2012-01-13 14:15
ye, but why pingvins can`t fly
2012-01-13 16:17
ye, but why you got no brain
2012-01-13 18:49
U don`t know me at all kid
2012-01-13 19:55
yeh, you're right, just another stupid random someone.
2012-01-14 01:55
:DDD I feel sorry for you :S
2012-01-14 09:28
#4
Yugoslavia jato 
Deserved ;]
2012-01-12 21:35
#5
Peru dbie 
now I officially hate statistics, 8?! cmon!
2012-01-12 21:35
he wasn't so good in whole year m8, only in the 2nd half he was amazing
2012-01-12 21:41
karrigan top 15
2012-01-12 23:45
not, Edward top15 hahaha
2012-01-13 00:00
#337
Russia B!F 
not, betrail top 100000
2012-01-13 14:21
and your?
2012-01-13 14:37
fuck u guys are really slow, an 8th place for a guy that didnt really won anything in particular, that his biggest accomplishment was ESWC MVP(which isnt a small accomplishment at all) is bad? ffs
2012-01-13 00:31
#255
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
what you have to consider is what he meant for his team :) which was a lot! :)
2012-01-13 08:32
for a team that didnt achieve anything internationally... im not saying karrigan is bad or something, he is a great player and he would be in my "team" of 2011, if i ever made one, but acording to stats, throphys, personal achieves, an 8th place is great for him. team of 2011 though: KARRIGAN, Delpan, neo, get_right and markeloff! imo these were the best players, individually
2012-01-13 11:47
#322
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
I think i misread your comment :) I agree. 8 is good for him. :) sorry
2012-01-13 13:27
for nothing :)
2012-01-13 17:15
deserved, he was really a monster during the year!
2012-01-12 21:35
NICE
2012-01-12 21:36
awesome
2012-01-12 21:36
deserved
2012-01-12 21:36
#11
cyx | 
United States NeZiX 
Deserved! My favorite new awper.
2012-01-12 21:36
"best sniper and aweper" (c) zeus :>>
2012-01-13 20:23
So Friis will be higher? No way..
2012-01-12 21:36
Karrigan > Friis :/
2012-01-12 21:54
of course..
2012-01-12 22:06
no, friis > karrigan
2012-01-12 22:11
Just admit it, Friis is better with awp, but Karrigan is better as a rifler and All-rounder. They are pretty much in-comparable because they have different playstyles. Both very good though.
2012-01-12 22:41
#181
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Yugoslavia iksveili 
Not. Karrigan has better awp skills, better aim. End.
2012-01-13 00:20
+1
2012-01-13 08:39
markeloff > karrigan
2012-01-13 12:02
#347
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Yugoslavia iksveili 
Who said something about markeloff?
2012-01-13 14:43
some dude who lack brain cells
2012-01-13 16:27
I dont know if he's better with awp. But as a rifler he's better 4sho! Crazy aim
2012-01-13 13:55
it really sucks for denmark to have their 3 greatest players spread out in sweden and germany to be honest, cause a team like this: friis, zonic, trace, karrigan and arcadion could really do something :/ anyway, yeah i agree with what u said
2012-01-13 00:32
having 3 AWPers?
2012-01-13 00:47
i dont really consider trace and karrigan main awpers tbh
2012-01-13 01:48
#221
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United States 1mPeRvI0uS 
because they're not :) they're awpers because there is/was noone better, just like WF atm, 4 of their players were main awps in the past
2012-01-13 02:36
no way
2012-01-12 22:42
Razor, was it you who made "Intel Extreme Masters 5 Global Finals" and "ESWC 2010" movies? Or was it another Razor?
2012-01-13 12:26
#326
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
he is
2012-01-13 13:52
Friis not in this top20
2012-01-12 22:46
neo,taz,markeloff,f0rest,gtr,trace,friis I think you're wrong
2012-01-12 23:46
trace ? wtf dude ? BUY A BRAIN! ITS BASED ON STATS NOT ON BEST PLAYERS
2012-01-12 23:49
you'll realize in few days you're the one who needs a brain, both trace and friis will be there.
2012-01-13 00:19
I think it's you who doesn't have a brain to check Stats->players->trace->event history
2012-01-13 00:24
#257
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
yeah and he was amazing in every turnement he went to :) he will be there, just like karrigan is here now even tho he didnt win much :)
2012-01-13 08:36
roman?
2012-01-13 04:26
The German team recognized the potential in him at the end of 2010 and it paid off for them as he became their best player during 2011 and one of the best AWPers in the world, culminating with his MVP title from ESWC.
2012-01-13 04:48
I think 1.Get_Right 2.Neo 3.markeloff 4/5 f0rest/FRIIS 6.Taz 7.trace It's all I am thinking, not favoring anyone, just thinking. :)
2012-01-13 04:54
TaZ? mby roman?
2012-01-13 06:46
#253
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Russia goodjob 
lol TaZ2011>>>>>>>>>Roman2011
2012-01-13 08:17
#327
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
no way
2012-01-13 13:54
#338
Russia B!F 
all the way
2012-01-13 14:23
2.Markeloff 3.Neo i think, and Taz 4-5
2012-01-13 11:03
friis is probably not top20
2012-01-12 23:10
WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
2012-01-12 21:37
deserved?????? NO-.-
2012-01-12 21:37
#15
Brazil Lkas 
UH UH UH UH UH UH
2012-01-12 21:37
MACACO... haha...
2012-01-13 17:40
expected gj karrigan
2012-01-12 21:38
not that deserved anyway gj
2012-01-12 21:38
NICE !!! DESERVED
2012-01-12 21:39
#21
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
hmm thought he would be a little bit higher :) anyway, GJ for sure karrigan!
2012-01-12 21:39
imo He play very well in year 2011 ;)
2012-01-12 21:41
#24
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Singapore The_Fiend[fA] 
I thought he'd a lot higher. But i guess i was too much under the impression of the last 3 months or so...
2012-01-12 21:41
exactly
2012-01-12 21:41
Deserved :D
2012-01-12 21:42
oh shit... his position higher gj :(
2012-01-12 21:42
deserved, gj karrigan.
2012-01-12 21:43
#31
trace | 
France Reo_O 
AWP machine. :)
2012-01-12 21:44
didn't play enough events at the start of the year (or play as good as he did towards the end).
2012-01-12 21:47
....
2012-01-12 21:48
Good place for karrigan but I think Delpan is better than him.
2012-01-12 21:48
Delpan, please, log in
2012-01-12 22:49
#147
Poland Pab 
you mean log out ?:D
2012-01-12 23:09
HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHHA
2012-01-12 23:46
hahahahaa +1
2012-01-13 14:19
#339
Russia B!F 
You don't get it ;)
2012-01-13 14:25
#328
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
fanboy detected
2012-01-13 13:55
Hes been truly amazing this year, especially the last few months; great player
2012-01-12 21:48
sick player, deserved
2012-01-12 21:49
My favourite player of 2011!
2012-01-12 21:49
agree
2012-01-12 22:20
#329
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
agree
2012-01-13 13:55
+1
2012-01-13 17:40
haha and everyone said he will be in top 3..
2012-01-12 21:50
neo, gt and markeloff? is that even open for debate?
2012-01-13 00:34
that is my point, they said karrigan should be in top 3.
2012-01-13 07:59
he should be in top 3 for sure
2012-01-12 21:51
gratz karr
2012-01-12 21:51
LOL 8!?
2012-01-12 21:51
Wow. I'm surprised he wasn't placed higher, now it's really interesting who's gonna get the remaining spots. I think this year was the year where Karrigan proved that he can be recognized among the best players out there. I mean, his AWP is on a top level and his rifling is decent. I think he's the reason why mousesports has been in decent positions at the tournaments they played. He's a top 3 AWPer in the world there's no doubt about that and when he's on top, he's incredible. I was very sad tho' when he didn't join mTw because I think he's a more complete fighter than Friis and a better AWPer so I think that if he joined mTw then mTw would be a top 3 team in the world for sure. I think he could be the player that mTw was looking for when Sunde left. It's too bad mousesports didn't play more tournaments this year because it would be more action at the tournaments because after this year and after the way Karrigan played, I can see mousesports becoming a top 3 team and a serious opponent for the big titles. Congrats to Karrigan this spot was well deserved altho' I think he should be placed higher but it's the lack of participation in tournaments that ranked him on a less worthy position in my opinion. It will be very interesting to see who the remaining players are because I thought Karrigan would be in the top 5 for sure. Watch out 2012, Karrigan is coming!
2012-01-12 21:52
#98
Slovakia fKy 
+1!
2012-01-12 22:19
no one gives a crap you massive nerd.
2012-01-13 14:20
#140
Poland Pab 
good read ! i guess i can give you answer for first question ! friss/taz/f0rest/trace/gtr/neo ;p
2012-01-12 23:05
you forgot about markeloff ;)
2012-01-12 23:42
#178
Poland Pab 
yep i knew some1 was missing :P
2012-01-13 00:05
you forgot about roman!
2012-01-13 04:28
#236
Poland Pab 
nah roman wont be top 10 :) check my list, no place for him all of those players who i mentioned was better ;/
2012-01-13 05:01
you are right thats EXACLY how it is gonna end, im sure
2012-01-14 00:00
well, at least we will see mousesports in 2012 first two events: IEM6 Global Challenge Kiev IEM6 World Championship
2012-01-13 10:03
Well played
2012-01-12 21:53
I thought he would be in top5
2012-01-12 21:54
#49
Poland p 7k 
good!
2012-01-12 21:54
Its just statistic. Karrigan is a beast!
2012-01-12 21:54
+1
2012-01-15 15:09
#7 Friis
2012-01-12 21:55
would expect
2012-01-13 20:22
deserverd, GJ Finn<3
2012-01-12 21:55
action vs navi omg :D very good palyer !
2012-01-12 21:55
imo he deserved top 5
2012-01-12 21:56
Exactly, in YOUR opinion. And statistics is a unbiased thing.
2012-01-12 22:18
yep, you are right.
2012-01-12 22:29
nope, because they're not just basing it off kpr or something like that, i.e. a straight number. the fact that they're weighing different statistics and summing them means their choice of how to do that is a form of bias. ask any real statistician, and they'll tell you that is correct. Beyond that, they're even weighing in number of lans played and such, which biases in many other ways, such as towards a team that is dominant in their country (since many lans use national qualifiers, so they're more likely to make a lan than a team from a country with a lot of dominant teams), and others like that. If you don't believe they're doing that, just look at kalle's blurb: "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." So, in their own words, if the straight stats were how they chose the numbers, kalle would be #1.
2012-01-13 01:19
cool story bro
2012-01-13 04:32
i'm not saying karrigan shouldn't be 8 or that the list is horrible or anything like that. all i'm saying is s/he doesn't understand statistics if s/he thinks all numbers are unbiased.
2012-01-13 14:16
#55
United States mah9 
nice
2012-01-12 21:56
from a fifth player of gravitas to the 8ith position of 2k11
2012-01-12 21:57
#57
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France -huhu- 
nice
2012-01-12 21:57
great player
2012-01-12 22:00
highlights against Lions are so sick :D
2012-01-12 22:01
omg . top 8? ahahah I think it's even funny: D
2012-01-12 22:01
#62
Poland d5 
nice kingbOb~
2012-01-12 22:01
#63
Bosnia and Herzegovina IFC 
8? Your joking me, right? He deserved at least top6 :)
2012-01-12 22:02
what a huge difference
2012-01-13 00:35
ahahhaha i said to myself the same exact thing
2012-01-13 01:15
right? lol
2012-01-13 01:52
karrigan is frag machine, i think he is #3-4 in this year...
2012-01-12 22:02
luckily no one cares what you think
2012-01-13 04:33
#65
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Chile Ganb^ 
n1 karrigan<3
2012-01-12 22:02
#66
MODDII | 
Venezuela chespiZ 
WHAT A JOKE, top3 M5¡? :S
2012-01-12 22:02
OMG!! TOP-8 ? karrigan is amazing player, top-3 go !
2012-01-12 22:03
#69
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China Specster 
so those who are "more" amazing than him should be top2, top1 and then top0, top-1?.. neo, mark, gtr, taz, forest were better bro
2012-01-12 22:04
haha
2012-01-13 02:52
unexpected, top 5 surely
2012-01-12 22:03
7. f0rest
2012-01-12 22:06
lol one player from mouz in top20? no way!
2012-01-12 22:06
gooddd)
2012-01-12 22:08
wtf? i was expecting him to be in the top5. o.O
2012-01-12 22:08
same
2012-01-12 22:10
headshots on de_mirage <3 deserved!!
2012-01-12 22:11
and now colon will be in top5
2012-01-12 22:11
I LOLED
2012-01-13 02:26
ahhahahaha
2012-01-13 20:21
hahhah , i was just watching karrigan movie :D
2012-01-12 22:11
#83
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
I had him in 5th spot, but I can live with this :P
2012-01-12 22:12
Deserved
2012-01-12 22:12
karrigan you are sooo good, imo you deserve top3 for shore!
2012-01-12 22:13
:D:D best awp KARRiGAN=DD
2012-01-12 22:13
good year for him interesting player...
2012-01-12 22:13
deserved!
2012-01-12 22:13
Deserved
2012-01-12 22:14
#91
World BIG. 
I hate those 2 overrated fucking clips vs lions at DHW. sure they are awesome, but they gave the match away so they could get to the easier side of the playoff bracket. and basically, he just went in to that match trying to get himself highlights, because he knew they would lose anyways.
2012-01-12 22:15
+1681
2012-01-12 22:19
+4357
2012-01-12 22:32
+1847
2012-01-12 23:08
Yep +1
2012-01-12 23:33
what? lol what the hell that has to do with anything? who cares?
2012-01-13 00:37
much easier to do something like that if you want to lose the match
2012-01-13 08:36
no comments..
2012-01-13 11:48
:)
2012-01-12 22:15
Deserved :>
2012-01-12 22:15
thought he would be higher, i mean, friis didn't play better than Karrigan
2012-01-12 22:17
Friis was way more consistent over the whole year. KarrigaN probably better in the last 3-4 months.
2012-01-12 22:48
joke?
2012-01-13 00:37
#203
Poland Pab 
not? karrigan dominate second half of the year, propably more then most top5 this ranking, but they own whole year since beggining ..
2012-01-13 01:10
he was talking about friis specifically!
2012-01-13 01:51
not deserved imo; he was played on more higher level
2012-01-12 22:19
unexpected :<
2012-01-12 22:19
#103
blaq | 
Denmark Enk3lt 
WTF ! friis will be higher? Karrigan top 5 imo
2012-01-12 22:20
someone know where i can get the demo vs lions on mirage? its not on hltv demo section but they used the POV for the highlight. btw good job andersen :D sick player
2012-01-12 22:24
nice b0b~ :D
2012-01-12 22:25
gj karrigan dA Best
2012-01-12 22:26
TOP 8????????? Rofl, he was the best in 2011.
2012-01-12 22:26
Well deserved. If he attended 2-3 more events he would be in top5 for sure.
2012-01-12 22:27
LIONS slayer !
2012-01-12 22:27
1 gtr 100%
2012-01-12 22:32
he deservs top5 i think.. karrigan > fyrr73 and friis
2012-01-12 22:33
FYRR7E won't be in top20 dude.
2012-01-12 22:35
Still, i would like to see him in there
2012-01-12 23:34
First placing I completely disagree with. Should at least have been 5th.
2012-01-12 22:35
it's only about statistics :) you can't disagree with the player's own performance. that's the way he played this year. I'm pretty sure, if 2012 will have atleast 10 tournaments, he will be in top3.
2012-01-12 23:07
wut ? karrigan 8 ? then friis 7 ?'-'
2012-01-12 22:36
could have been top 5...
2012-01-12 22:38
#121
KK | 
Hungary icbad 
karrigan & faagan
2012-01-12 22:40
i think he deserves a little better but nice anyway gogogo KingbOb~
2012-01-12 22:42
gg KARRI :D
2012-01-12 22:45
Expected him to be in top 5 :/
2012-01-12 22:45
OMG 8 ??? wtf?
2012-01-12 22:45
#130
FalleN | 
World MangQo 
this is the beginning of Karrigan dominaton`s. we'll see next year
2012-01-12 22:49
a pure aim demonstration versus lions on mirage.. that's incredible!
2012-01-12 22:50
#133
Portugal nsz 
this ranking is for all year ,ofc in the last tournaments karring was a beast but in the first half of the year he wasnt so good.
2012-01-12 22:52
WOW i thought hell be around 5th or 6th
2012-01-12 22:53
Really unfair. He deserved top 3. I know you guys keep saying: STOP OVERRATING PLAYERS, and I've been agreeing with this top20 until now, but karrigan deserves a top3 this year...
2012-01-12 22:54
He wasnt even half as good as he was in the second half of the year so why on earth would he deserve top3? 8th place fits the whole year perfectly correct
2012-01-13 12:41
for all movies shot 10 ammo
2012-01-12 22:56
DESERVED, gj karrigan :D
2012-01-12 23:01
deserved higher..
2012-01-12 23:03
bad ! karrigan top #5 easy.
2012-01-12 23:05
karrigan had an amazing year
2012-01-12 23:07
8 was way to bad for karrigan he deserves top 5. really the reason why mousesports is doing so well.
2012-01-12 23:08
gob b is the main reason, karrigan was also there when ninja was doing gob b's part and they didn't have much success back then.
2012-01-12 23:20
this!
2012-01-13 00:38
karrigan 5!
2012-01-12 23:12
Congrats Finn! He is one hell of a player and incredibly likable person as well.
2012-01-12 23:12
gz, but unfair.
2012-01-12 23:13
He had only one god tournament ESWC? And ppl say thet he is top3 this year :O funny as hell 8th is good position for him maybe he deserved for 6-7 but thats all
2012-01-12 23:14
#156
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Norway billson 
Really stepped up his game this year.
2012-01-12 23:14
wd karrigan!
2012-01-12 23:17
#160
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
expected, nice!!!
2012-01-12 23:19
KAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIGAAAAAAAAAAN!NN!!N
2012-01-12 23:28
#163
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Brazil akak1 
KARRIGAN <3
2012-01-12 23:28
-.-
2012-01-12 23:31
deserved!, good 2011 for karrigan.
2012-01-12 23:41
If there would actually be a vote among the best players, I am really sure he would be much higher rated than 8th, but w/e :D
2012-01-12 23:46
This is real statistic and deserved 8. place .. And why people writing top3 ? He can't be top3 , he played well second half of 2011 year ... what then for players who played better then him all year .. Stop talking nonsense .. MAYBE he deserved 7. or 6. but that's all ..
2012-01-12 23:49
I think he should have been placed a little higher, even higher than f0rest maybe but since f0rest got more titles I guess not :/, but one of the best and most consistent players this year by far
2012-01-12 23:57
#177
coldzera | 
Brazil mrLL 
cool! >.<
2012-01-13 00:00
not sure why everyone is saying trace should be in the top 20? he only played half the year and didn't really standout much. Besides, he's extremely overrated, he literally baits his whole team every single round lol..
2012-01-13 00:18
in the first half of the year trace was pretty much in every allstar team
2012-01-13 01:06
#365
United Kingdom wap 
not sure if trolling, but trace is probably the best aimer ever to play cs, and I suggest you go watch some demoes if you believe he baits his team. Running up mid on tuscan as the first doing 3 headshots in 2 seconds is not really baiting you know, and trace is imo the only player able to do that.
2012-01-13 16:45
Baiting?? I think I've read somewhere he was one of the best entry fraggers
2012-01-14 10:32
not deserved
2012-01-13 00:20
people only remember things from 3 months ago XD
2012-01-13 00:23
+1
2012-01-13 00:29
#202
Poland Pab 
true that, its like to talk with brainless people couse they are think they're right and you cant argue with them couse they saw ace on hltv.org ;d
2012-01-13 01:09
#193
Romania 7R 
nice
2012-01-13 00:39
the best aim, great player !
2012-01-13 00:41
1.markelov
2012-01-13 00:43
#196
Belgium MJ1 
<3 karrigan ak-47 style, lord fineness
2012-01-13 00:47
wtf? friss > karrigan LOLL karrigan 1-5 obv!!
2012-01-13 01:00
Friis better
2012-01-13 06:57
Geez this top sucks hard, imo karrigan should be atleast top 3 imo :-j
2012-01-13 01:05
#201
Poland Pab 
dont talk trash, like "top sucks hard" if you have straight facts before your face, couse its annoying ;c he done so good last events (second half), first half was near nowhere top20 since they failed tournaments, and dont attend many of them
2012-01-13 01:08
geez you suck hard if you dont remember the 1st half of the year when he did nothing
2012-01-13 01:18
you mad faggot ?
2012-01-13 10:46
awpKPR? KPR means kills per round? and yeahh sad that no one from lions is on the list :(
2012-01-13 01:22
yeah
2012-01-13 01:21
porque
2012-01-13 01:40
porque sabe bem
2012-01-13 01:57
hell of a spam with the scout lol
2012-01-13 01:40
friis top 7
2012-01-13 01:56
KARRIGAN TOP5
2012-01-13 02:16
kARRINA
2012-01-13 02:25
latest config download plz
2012-01-13 02:26
rank1 v3d1m4k
2012-01-13 02:35
KARRIGAN JESUS :)
2012-01-13 02:52
great this year karrigan top1:D
2012-01-13 03:56
that scout was too sick
2012-01-13 03:58
oh my god is evsry kid in the cs community these days delusional! people saying karrigan top 5 yoou just see his highlits you don't follow every fkn game he plays! friss played well in every tournament helloed in all through the year so he will be rated higher then him because karrigan was hopeless In the 1st part of the year!
2012-01-13 04:36
well deserved , its ok that he is in the top 10
2012-01-13 04:46
wtf, top5 :/
2012-01-13 04:57
Good at both ak/awp just like a Markeloff
2012-01-13 06:15
KARRIGAN SHOULD BE #1, but now... 1. NEO [MATRIX ANTI-AGENT] 2. markeloff [UKR REP] 3. f0r3st [SWE ABOLUTIONER] 4. GTR [BEST IN MASTERS]
2012-01-13 06:16
+1 ofc should be!
2012-01-13 09:53
#290
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Russia goodjob 
omg... karrigan at the place which he deserved
2012-01-13 11:04
deserved :D
2012-01-13 06:45
#241
hooch | 
Israel m@$k@ 
WHO ?
2012-01-13 06:50
deserved lol imagine this danish team, friis kaaringan, minet, zonic and trace?
2012-01-13 07:13
LION KILLER
2012-01-13 07:24
i watched it today :D nice film !!~:~:)))
2012-01-13 20:20
i can't believe hes only 8th
2012-01-13 07:29
Great awper, great rifler and the best player with glock. Nice
2012-01-13 07:31
#247
f0rest | 
Romania 69sRs 
well done karrigan
2012-01-13 07:32
Sorry but what you are doing should not be messured neither with stats nor tournament accomplishments. One is for sure, at 2011 Karrigan is not at the eighth position of the best players and delpan not in the 9th. Way to fail Hltv.
2012-01-13 07:41
What should be done then? Skillwise? Nothing close to this was done before, HLTV.org created something that was missing in all the CS golden years, a complete ranking system, based on the real stats. Sadly it's being done so late. Would be great to see Spawn or walle's stats in the past, for example.
2012-01-13 17:01
It's Great that we have the stats system don't get me wrong. But how good a player is and how other players are better than others is not calculated only by stats, but as skills. For example Taz may not be the best aimer or complete 25 frags per map, but he is the reason his team is the best right now. He is the best tactical leader and no one does the work he does. From that being said, this also doesn't mean that he is the best because he has that quality. What Hltv should have done is compare each player by their quality as an individual then who shoots the mostly, and then make their decison. You get what I mean ?
2012-01-17 07:44
i guess karrigan take the top 3
2012-01-13 07:46
Yeah Karrigan top 5 or even top 3
2012-01-13 08:05
#254
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
HUUUAAAAH!
2012-01-13 08:29
BAH, Delpan top9 is bad for me. Karrigan would be in top5 because in 2011 he starts to play with mouz and mouz were fold for 6month more or less, is very hard to play with a new lineup, with enw player and LEARN A NEW LEANGUAGE, he doing it perfect and now guys, watch 2012 Mouz, they can do really damage. btw it's good to see him in top8, but delpan in top9 NO OF COURSE, if SK lose a tournament it's only for his mistakes and you can see how tournament they lose.
2012-01-13 08:39
#291
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Russia goodjob 
omg all players made mistakes
2012-01-13 11:06
pretty sad that no lions player will make top20 .:(
2012-01-13 08:40
what is his problem with lions :D
2012-01-13 08:44
#262
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
THIS IS SENSAAATIONAL!! :P youtube.com/watch?v=sWkyQpr7Sqk
2012-01-13 08:52
amazing player, love him <3
2012-01-13 08:53
He's awesome!
2012-01-13 09:06
excellent nuke clutch. nice tapping against lions, but 2bad they lost on purpose.
2012-01-13 09:08
he should be in top5 at least imo. he didnt win many titles and this stuff but what does this matter, its about best player...cant best player be someone who hasnt won any title? i dont really see whats the point judging a player by titles, thats more like judging a team
2012-01-13 09:46
all these rankings are based on player stats only (stats are from big tournaments). if you want your dream top20 list, this isn't right place for it to discuss. There are many forum threads where you can discuss with others about dream top20.
2012-01-13 09:54
#283
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Sweden ShageN 
Yeah, but it is not only rating. It is player meaning for the team too.
2012-01-13 10:47
lol im just saying he is top5 of 2011 (its really my opinion but for me its a fact too, ofc i know these rankings are only based on stats (thats why they arent that accurate) but hey, better some ranking than none)
2012-01-13 23:57
top8??? lool. In my opinion top3-5
2012-01-13 09:52
#272
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Ukraine generalUA 
top 3-5?? lool. In my opinion top 10-15
2012-01-13 10:15
ahahhah and your "marleloff and EdwarD" top1?? okok....
2012-01-13 14:39
If friis gets on top 7 now i think something is really wrong. He hasn been that good really just hyped after dhw, karriggan and kalle for example has been much better throughout the year.
2012-01-13 09:58
He will be in top 5-7.
2012-01-13 10:38
karrigan > delpan
2012-01-13 10:23
#275
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World WestSideDude 
Yeah, this is great.
2012-01-13 10:25
Not bad he is the best :)
2012-01-13 10:25
#276
 | 
World WestSideDude 
I think markeloff or neo or gtr will be the best.
2012-01-13 10:26
1.markeloff 2.neo/get_right 3.get_right/neo 4.taz/Friis 5.Friis/TaZ
2012-01-13 10:38
I like Neo, but Markeloff will be first I think. He was in top all events, he was in Dream Team all events, he has the best qualities in statistics every event(maybe not same qualities, but..). I think he is amazing carry of the team. Even with such great fraggers like starix and Edward, Markeloff is 50% of Na`Vi in 2011. And don't forget that he is top1 awp 2010-2011. It is pretty amazing too. Never saw so dominant and consistent player. F*ck, markeloff is the most consistent player ever in my opinion really. I just watch'd his demo vs Sk (dust2/train) 3x times and I want it more *lol* So my opinion: 1.markeloff 2.neo 3.get_right that will be fair. I hope Neo will be much better next year, cuz he deserves more.
2012-01-13 10:45
good words dude =P
2012-01-13 10:45
#282
 | 
Sweden ShageN 
Well, maybe you're right, but GTR > neo, I think. #1 markeloff (yep really he deserved it again, tbh) #2 GTR (imo) #3 Neo (imo)
2012-01-13 10:47
actually it all depends on statistics and that can be calculated only by hltv.org crew. I'm also very intersted who had better rating although it seems to me that get_right again will have the best anyway
2012-01-13 12:34
+11111
2012-01-13 12:55
#284
SpawN | 
Iceland vasyl86 
great player deserves that place
2012-01-13 10:49
1.Markeloff 2.GeT_RiGhT 3.Neo
2012-01-13 10:52
n1.NEO n2.GeT_RiGhT n3.marke n1 Neo become the end cs 1.6 and Neo the best player forever CS 1.6 !.
2012-01-13 10:55
best:)
2012-01-13 11:03
Expected = deserved.
2012-01-13 11:20
ofc
2012-01-13 11:49
bob
2012-01-13 11:51
1.Neo 2.markeloff 3.Get_Right 4 f0rest 5. friis 6.Taz 7.trace
2012-01-13 12:05
Deserved.
2012-01-13 12:15
deserved . 7 friis 6 taz 5 markeloff
2012-01-13 12:38
5 markeloff? you must be mad...
2012-01-13 12:42
#306
 | 
Denmark Houlden 
Lol, markeloff will be at least 1-3. I think 1st.
2012-01-13 12:52
5??? markeloff will be 1. wake up!
2012-01-13 12:57
first ? haha now way , open your eyes stop dreaming hahah
2012-01-13 16:37
awesome player
2012-01-13 12:43
top1 Neo or Markeloff 1000000000%!!!
2012-01-13 12:55
n1 markeloff n2 get_right n3 neo
2012-01-13 12:56
next f0rest
2012-01-13 12:57
good job, Tgwri1s. 7th f0rest or trace.
2012-01-13 13:00
no way... trace will be 2nd after markeloff. 1.markeloff 2.trace 3.get_right
2012-01-13 13:00
I hope so.
2012-01-13 13:02
1.markeloff 2.neo / gtr / trace 3.neo / gtr / trace 4.neo / gtr / trace 5.Friis 6.taz 7.f0rest
2012-01-13 13:02
#316
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Brazil arunino 
I think trace 6-7...
2012-01-13 13:05
7.f0rest/taz/Friis
2012-01-13 13:06
Friis is higher than him :)? Come on, Tgwri1s
2012-01-13 13:07
ofc he was. friis was amazing during whole year.
2012-01-13 13:30
Yes Friis was sick, but karrigan was phenomenal this year
2012-01-13 15:58
Despite Friis's consistency he played for team who achieved lot more. That is only one more reason. I don't think that Karrigan was that good this year, but without doubt he showed the best performance in one tournament alongside Neo (IEM5 WC) during 2011.
2012-01-13 16:02
"Despite Friis's consistency he played for team who achieved lot more" . Nice logic dude. If ranking would be based on team achievements than top top10 would be sk+fx
2012-01-13 18:36
ofc it is. ask tgwri1s.
2012-01-13 20:36
7.f0rest | taz | Friis
2012-01-13 13:16
imo, Taz will be in top 4 with NEO (quite same stats). Taz > f0rest & Friis this year
2012-01-13 15:10
quite same stats?xD
2012-01-13 15:49
you maD?
2012-01-13 17:29
taz,markeloff - top 3
2012-01-13 13:23
good job, 8th place is really good
2012-01-13 13:33
+1
2012-01-13 13:42
+1
2012-01-13 14:09
yeah gj karrigan this year very deserved
2012-01-13 14:09
Deserved..
2012-01-13 14:27
(7) zonic (6) trace (5) taz (4) f0rest (3) GeT_RiGhT (2) markeloff (1) Neo
2012-01-13 14:32
#343
Russia B!F 
1. neo 2. gtr 3. marik 4. forest 5. taz 6. friis 7. trace
2012-01-13 14:33
Exactly
2012-01-13 14:37
nice
2012-01-13 14:59
#349
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Belgium FnX^ 
top 5 imo he's sick nice play finn :))
2012-01-13 15:02
#1 GeT_RiGhT #2 Neo #3 markeloff #4 f0rest #5 TaZ #6 Friis #7 trace
2012-01-13 15:12
I think trace did not get to the top10 ~:)
2012-01-13 20:19
1.gtr 2.neo 3.forest 4.markeloff 5.roman 6.Friis 7.TaZ
2012-01-13 15:17
roman 5? are you crazy?
2012-01-13 17:27
L o l :)
2012-01-13 20:19
Video with Na'Vi on nuke it's awesome. =d
2012-01-13 15:24
deserved a top 5 I think
2012-01-13 15:33
#359
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Slovakia oKoOOooOO 
Can anyone tell me what means awpKPR ? seriously
2012-01-13 16:04
awp kills per round
2012-01-13 16:07
#401
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Slovakia oKoOOooOO 
ty
2012-01-13 21:55
gj finnze
2012-01-13 16:22
#366
United Kingdom wap 
well I expected karrigan to be higher but its cool. the last 3-4 months he has probably been top3 if not top1, but he did indeed not do that amazing earlier but mouz was really struggling overall. karrigan to dominate 2012.
2012-01-13 16:49
karrigan was monster in 2011 he deserve top3 IMO!
2012-01-13 17:24
I think there are a lot of player who deserved top3 more that him..
2012-01-13 17:28
NOT AT ALL
2012-01-15 10:43
in mi opinion karrigan 4/5
2012-01-13 17:41
sad, I thought he would be top-5-6 =(
2012-01-13 17:48
sad
2012-01-13 17:58
Well deserved. =]
2012-01-13 18:11
karrigan > delpan???? wtff
2012-01-13 18:49
yes he is.
2012-01-13 19:54
but this is bullshit ffff
2012-01-13 19:59
i love his movements on DH Winter 2011 :$
2012-01-13 19:18
ReaLLy KiNGbOb~ <3 this dude is damn good :)
2012-01-13 19:18
nice aim
2012-01-13 20:18
#399
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United States 1mPeRvI0uS 
I honestly thought that he'd be the best ranked Danish player, but the number from the first part of the season are far from impressive
2012-01-13 20:38
well deserved !
2012-01-13 20:44
beast, denmark will be 1st in the nations cup!
2012-01-13 22:05
wtf? I thought that karrigan will be in top5 xD
2012-01-14 14:43
wtf?????? kidiiing????? absolutly 1-3 ohhhhh f**k what u thinK? friis beter karig? oh holy mother nature
2012-01-14 17:22
Niceee ... OMG BEST CONF&#304;G www.sk-gaming.com/member/zeronfire
2012-01-14 17:43
KiNGbOb i think his playstyle is similar to trace coz of ownage rifles and awp. crazy player! <3
2012-01-14 18:47
he should be in top 5
2012-01-14 19:09
nice DEAGLE
2012-01-14 23:00
what's the name song in movie - ESWC 2011 : karrigan vs Lions #2 ??
2012-01-15 02:24
n1
2012-01-15 02:46
Go karrigan! #1 player of 2012 for sure! Ur the best <3
2012-01-15 02:48
#420
coldzera | 
Brazil mrLL 
nice! good >.<
2012-01-15 17:19
o_o he is a greatest gamer in world after TaZ
2012-01-15 19:05
Great work in this year by karrigan
2012-01-16 01:10
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