Gux MVP of DH Summer 2012

Former fnatic member Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl has been named the Most Valuable Player of DreamHack Summer 2012 by the community. In his last tournament before retirement, Ståhl helped his team add another trophy to their cabinet and he won his second MVP title, thus ending his career on a very high note.

The main tournament at DreamHack Summer ended several weeks ago and the time has come for us to reveal who the MVP is and what the All-Star lineup looks like.

The selection format has been slightly altered overall, although our public vote was still held in the same way as throughout 2011, in our Top players article which gathered over 2600 votes. The change comes in the other part of the selection, as we decided to keep the expert votes internal and fewer in numbers, with the goal of taking the matter more seriously.

Therefore our expert panel on this occasion consisted of three members of our staff and an outside consultant, recent ESEA-Invite Season 11 champion Kory "semphis" Friesen. The fewer experts meant that the point system needs modification as well, but more on that near the end.

Most Valuable Player

With three very good nominees to choose from, the MVP selection process didn't produce a very convincing result, but nevertheless the outcome was never in doubt. Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl received the support of the public ahead of Michael "Friis" Jørgensen and Yegor "markeloff" Markelov with 43% of votes, and three of our four experts also chose him as the event's best.

Gux moments after defeating Na`Vi at DH Summer 2012 final

This marks the second time Ståhl has been named the Most Valuable Player of an event, after getting the same recognition last year for his performance at IEM6 Global Challenge Guangzhou. Same as then, he helped fnatic win a title by being the best fragger of the tournament (0.82 kills per round), and in addition to that he excelled in several other aspects.

His 1.26 rating was the event's second best, but his display in the playoffs was second to no one (1.22 playoff rating). Although he didn't excel in any match in particular, Ståhl was extremely consistent and he was overall the most dominant player, meaning his kills were likely more influential on round wins than other players'. He was also the best entry killer, the best rifler and the best player on the Terrorist side.

MVP of DreamHack Summer 2012:

Sweden Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl (fnatic)

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

Opponent (Result) Stage Score  +/- Rating Demo
Russia zNation (16-2)
Group stage
15:7 +8 1.36 POV
Russia M5 (16-3)
Group stage
13:7 +6 1.15 POV
Ukraine Na`Vi (16-9)
Group stage
24:13 +11 1.43 POV
Poland ESC (16-11)
23:16 +7 1.34 POV
Poland ESC (16-3) Semi-final
19:10 +9 1.44 POV
Ukraine Na`Vi (16-11)
Grand final
23:16 +7 1.41 HLTV
Ukraine Na`Vi (7-16)
Grand final
13:20 -7 0.65 HLTV
Ukraine Na`Vi (16-7)
Grand final
18:14 +4 1.26 HLTV

All-Star lineup

The All-Star lineup selection somewhat reflects the domination of fnatic at DreamHack, as four of their members are included with the only outsider coming from second placed Natus Vincere.

All-star lineup of DreamHack Summer 2012:

Sweden Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl (fnatic)
Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh (fnatic)
Denmark Michael "Friis" Jørgensen (fnatic)
Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov (Na`Vi)
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström (fnatic)

The MVP, Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl, is also the leading pick for the All-Star lineup, ahead of his teammate and MVP nominee Michael "Friis" Jørgensen, who ended up as the best rated player of the event.

The event's second best fragger, Andreas "MODDII" Fridh was also deemed an important part of fnatic's machinery, and so was their in-game leader Richard "Xizt" Landström who particularly shined in the semi-final against ESC Gaming.

The final member of the All-Star lineup comes from second placed Natus Vincere, and it is their star player Yegor "markeloff" Markelov. He accumulated the most kills of all players and was the best AWPer of the tournament.

Poll results

Due to deciding to make the expert vote include only a handful of people who would take the selection more seriously than most of the previous experts, we had to alter the way results are processed. That means that from now on each expert's vote will account for 10% of the total result, while the public vote's influence will be adjusted accordingly.

To make things easier to interpret, we will introduce a point system, where a player can receive a maximum of 100 points from both sides of the vote in total. That means that each expert's vote counts for 10 points, while public's votes will, on this occasion, amount to a maximum of 60 points.

Results of the MVP poll:

Player Public Experts Total
Sweden Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl (fnatic) 26 30 56
Denmark Michael "Friis" Jørgensen (fnatic) 21 10 31
Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov (Na`Vi) 13 0 13

Results of the All-Star poll:

Player Public Experts Total
Sweden Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl (fnatic) 45 40 85
Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh (fnatic) 40 40 80
Denmark Michael "Friis" Jørgensen (fnatic) 46 30 76
Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov (Na`Vi) 35 40 75
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström (fnatic)
31 20 51
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg (SK) 23 10 33
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen (fnatic) 31 0 31
Russia Alexey "LeX" Kolesnikov ( 16 10 26
Russia Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov (
11 10 21
Ukraine Sergey "starix" Ischuk (Na`Vi) 12 0 12
Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov (M5) 9 0 9

Stay tuned to as the next major tournament, GameGune, is approaching, and soon upon its end we will bring you another vote where we will together pick the MVP and All-Star lineup.

2012-07-13 17:31
2012-07-13 17:33
2012-07-14 02:14
2012-07-13 18:16
f0rest and a guy like gux is natural born raw gamingtalents. Navi CS 1.6 is more like a Cristiano Ronaldo-history, mostly a result of training products that in comparison worked very very very hard to reach a place among the bests.
2012-07-15 00:02
Azerbaijan Talley
ofc deserverd
2012-07-13 17:32
friis played way above average :/ but gux retire, so nice gift to him. deserved.
2012-07-13 17:35
He used to be really underrated in 2009 in fnatic's lineup, I am glad to see him get this far. Hope he does well in whatever he has planned for his future.
2012-07-13 17:37
2012-07-13 17:45
Yeah, it was more like GeT_RiGhT's year @ 2009 tbh.
2012-07-13 17:50
He didn't say that it was Gux's year :)
2012-07-13 18:03
Well gux was underrated pretty much cause gtr was shining out a lot.
2012-07-13 19:34
It's always hard to shine with 2 monsters like f0rest and gtr in the same team. Just look how incredible he was when he went to SK.
2012-07-13 18:12
2012-07-13 19:06
He never got the fame like gtr back then but his skill was regocniced among the audience. He was underrated no doubt but his skills in entries were noticed at least :) A key member for both fnatic and SK, that's something only a few can ever accomplish
2012-07-14 09:23
i have already forgotten
2012-07-13 17:36
gux :(
2012-07-13 17:36
nice gl in Real Life GUX
2012-07-13 17:37
Deserves it... great end to the career
2012-07-13 17:38
+1, he quit like a boss :)
2012-07-15 10:01
Georgia otoghost
bb Gux :)
2012-07-13 17:38
nice gux. friis was the best player at dh. but deserved gux got it, his last tournament, and he played stable
2012-07-13 17:45
gl in your life Gux
2012-07-13 17:46
2012-07-13 17:47
nice gratz gux :)
2012-07-13 17:47
2012-07-13 17:48
2012-07-13 17:51
2012-07-13 17:57
me too! great fR11$HA! gl at GAMEGUNE!
2012-07-14 11:27
Seems like You and Gux are good friends. GL at GameGune :)
2012-07-14 12:23
Friis! I play like you with awp!
2012-07-14 15:51
2012-07-16 10:48
well deserved
2012-07-13 17:58
experts are really smart , no points for karrigan for the all star line-up. fuck logic gratz gux , deserved !
2012-07-13 18:01
deserved :)
2012-07-13 18:01
Congratulations Gux :) you deserve it. we miss you!
2012-07-13 18:04
Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl (fnatic) Andreas "MODDII" Fridh (fnatic) Michael "Friis" Jørgensen (fnatic) Yegor "markeloff" Markelov (Na`Vi) Richard "Xizt" Landström (fnatic) HAHAHAHAAHHAAH fnatic but gux :( please comeback; deserved :)
2012-07-13 18:05
2012-07-15 18:31
2012-07-13 18:06
Congratulations Gux! We miss you
2012-07-13 18:11
Deserved + <3 markeloff
2012-07-13 18:11
ye, markeloff was amazing at DH... by the way he is amazing every event... =DDD
2012-07-13 18:13
well deserved, too bad he retired
2012-07-13 18:11
deserved gl :)
2012-07-13 18:17
friis deserved it more for sure.he was beast and the best player at DH...but i understand that it was his last tournament so gl in your future
2012-07-13 18:21
nice one Rasmus!
2012-07-13 18:22
2012-07-13 18:54
wonder if he would have quit if he got into sk with gt and f0rp
2012-07-13 19:00
Bulgaria Villagers
Gux DA BEST ! deserved !
2012-07-13 19:05
Nice gift for retire :)
2012-07-13 19:05
4 fnatic players mvp :p and well deserved ståhl!
2012-07-13 19:10
i honestly thought LeX would get more votes, but this all-star lineup is amazing, four from fnatic lol :D GuX deserved the MVP, what a way to go out, winning a major event and being the best player at it gl irl GuX, hope to see you in some mixes
2012-07-13 19:42
he wasnt the best player at dreamhack
2012-07-14 14:31
well deserved! GuX dA_PiNGU
2012-07-13 19:46
And who are those "Experts"? :D lurppis with his infamous prediction failures? Nix0n? HiidN (ROFL)?
2012-07-13 19:45
Will always be rememberd as one of the best aimers and entry-fragers
2012-07-13 19:47
oh really?:D
2012-07-13 19:47
4 fnatic top
2012-07-13 19:55
and justice for all
2012-07-13 20:01
good job GUX, let's go play hardest!
2012-07-13 20:09
2012-07-13 20:19
Really deserved. Miss you Gux
2012-07-13 20:27
such a great role player and entry fragger..his style will definitely be missed
2012-07-13 20:29
such a great player
2012-07-13 20:47
with all respect to gux.. i still think friis deserved more, if player retired doesnt mean he need to be MVP
2012-07-13 21:13
Would you make your argument for why Friis should be MVP? Here is mine for Gux: He had the most kills on fnatic, best KPR at the lan, best playoff rating at the lan (compared to friis' big matches which came vs. low teams in the group stage that fnatic would have won anyway).
2012-07-13 21:54
the 1.22 playoff rating and best entry killer stats are enough to make him MVP, stop talking bullshit
2012-07-13 22:53
We miss you Gux :(
2012-07-13 21:16
MVP of this tournament was Friis:) Gux take it cuz he retired GG Gux , GL in your life :)
2012-07-13 21:20
2012-07-14 11:52
we look at the team or individually??? :)
2012-07-14 12:33
friis was doubt about that
2012-07-14 14:33
not really, gux definitely deserved it
2012-07-14 18:17
:) individually put watch Friis achievements for the team and him individually too Friis won many situations 1 vs x and helped a lot the team :) , and was the best rated at this tournament
2012-07-14 18:32
Gux so much time what you payed for this game and much money you won. I don't know you like a person or a man with body and soul, but I saw you are a good man,and you trained hard. So be you in real life and take care. Have a nice life! :)
2012-07-13 22:30
fucking deserved !"·!"·"!·!"·!"·!"·!"·!"·!"·!"
2012-07-13 22:56
well deserved for this tournament! also nice that he managed to get it in his last tournament
2012-07-13 23:30
You're deserved this! Best of luck!
2012-07-13 23:32
lie is ok
2012-07-14 00:05
2012-07-14 00:08
On my behalf I just want your CapsLock off ;)
2012-07-14 00:40
ok, but u must deserve video first ;p its really needed its why all love cs because of highlights too u cant do highlights from starcraft II or LoL, when i watchig fragnmovies i joing game more than 100% its why we all love CS !!!
2012-07-14 21:41
2012-07-14 00:36
2012-07-14 00:57
to much deserved =)
2012-07-14 02:15
Gux the best ! <3
2012-07-14 03:06
HE really deserved that! :) Rasmus is really nice guy.
2012-07-14 03:41
He really is a cool guy, I met him at DH oonce. Very calm, very polite to everyone and very humble.
2012-07-14 09:27
GZ Rasmus, gl hf in future. We'll miss you <3_<3
2012-07-14 04:54
MY MAN <3 !!!
2012-07-14 05:09
what an all star line up.. All Fnatic Except Markeloff!! :D <3 Fnatic
2012-07-14 07:02
wish it had karrigan too... :,(
2012-07-14 07:13
yeah sad..!! Finn Missed out!!
2012-07-14 08:41
markeloff was amazing but so was karrigan, 5 members from fnatic among the top6 rated players :) Imo fnatic was the dreamteam for the tournament
2012-07-14 09:29
Congratulations Gux
2012-07-14 07:57
He left cs scene in big style like mvp :)
2012-07-14 08:27
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Ukraine ecnart
guf MVP
2012-07-14 09:06
He been playing like crap lately... barely getting any frags what so ever
2012-07-14 10:30
nice one, markeloff :(
2012-07-14 10:44
gux deserved the MVP, what a way to go out, winning a major event and being the best player at it
2012-07-14 11:30
last imperator
2012-07-14 12:08
deserved :D
2012-07-14 12:21
ppl do only say "deserved" and stuuf like that, becouse he is retired, but if he havent retired ppl will be like "LOL gux?, moddi was better etc etc etc..."
2012-07-14 13:56
Nope he was simply better overall than all players.. the best entry killer, the best rifler and the best player on the Terrorist side the 2nd best rating, best rated player in playoffs, the most dominant player, and his frags were all important.
2012-07-15 01:37
gl in real life)
2012-07-14 16:26
Japan mameloff
good player!!
2012-07-14 17:13
2012-07-14 18:00
Gux MVP of last cs tournament ever!! #possibly
2012-07-14 18:13
Gux^pingu <333
2012-07-14 19:21
well deserved.. plus it was a nice honor for his retirement :)
2012-07-14 21:26
GG Gux!
2012-07-15 09:24
Love your style gux
2012-07-15 09:31
n1 gux :) & other fnatic players
2012-07-15 12:22
2012-07-16 15:48
now make a video about Gux on DreamHack
2012-07-16 15:50
+1 :O
2012-07-18 06:53
gux :'(
2012-07-20 12:35
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