2015's most dangerous CS:GO players
The annual ranking of 20 best professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players has begun! Since 1 January, hltv.org has announced six of twenty world's strongest players of 2015. Each evening the website posts an article about a player considered the most dangerous on CS:GO scene.
The ranking is based on the performance of the players at large LAN-tournaments of 2015. The main statistical parameter is the contribution of a player to the team's success at a tournament. The individual indicator of efficiency in won/lost round, the quality of performance in important matches, the victories in clutches as well as the ability to make the first frag in a round were taken into account.
The six announced players take places 20-15. Wanna guess the names of the remaining 14 players of the ranking? Here's the clue! Hltv.org stated that all of them participated in both Major tournaments of the year as well as in other championships with $ 250 000 prize pool. Furthermore, 11 players played at ESWC, and 16 performed at FACEIT Stage 3 Finals, held under the auspices of DreamHack Winter 2015. Follow the updates on our website, as we will add the names everyday!
Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham — Cloud9
The top 20 player is one of the world's best snipers — Skadoodle. He was one of key players of Cloud9 in the team's most important matches. His style is aggressive; he saved his team in many situations, which seemed hopeless. Tyler has proven many times that he fears no opponent.
Aleksi "allu" Jalli — the former player pf NiP, as per moment plays in ENCE
Next is the former sniper of NiP. Aleksi proved to be a reliable and experienced teammate during his time with the Swedish team. According to the statistics, he's the most effective open-frager in defense, which means he's accurate and flexible in choosing positions for suppression of the rival's aggression. After leaving NiP, he joined Finnish team ENCE.
Dan "apEX" Madesclaire — EnVyUs
The player of EnVyUs takes eighteenth place. He's remarkable for his exceptional shooting and cruelty in treating enemies, especially when he "catches" his game. He demonstrates super-aggressive game style in attack, which makes him "dangerous weapon" in the hands of the team's captain Happy. On the other hand apEX can be helpless against cold-blooded and bold defense.
Filip "NEO" Kubski — Virtus.pro
Adding legendary NEO on this ranking is natural. Being one of the most experienced players in Counter-Strike, he demonstrated great shape all over the year of 2015. Filip won the largest amount of clutches (67).
Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg — NiP
Another legend, commemorated by hltv.org, — Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg takes 16th line in the ranking. He's an icon of accurate shooting and tactics. Notwithstanding mediocre results of NiP, it was Patrik, who created the rare successes of the team. The recent prolongation of the contract with NiP means we'll be enjoying the high-class performance of this talented player for quite a while.
René "cajunb" Borg — questionmark (ex-TSM)
The representative of Danish CS:GO scene is top 15. Cajunb got to the ranking due to his universality, stability and reliability. The important advantage of the player is his ability to demonstrate his power in the most important matches of the team. Almost every major victories of the Danes is due to great performance of cajunb. Note that the player got to such prestigious ranking for the first time.
Egor "flamie" Vasiliev — Natus Vincere
The first Born to Win on the list is Егор "flamie" Vasiliev, who hit top14 of the ranking. Egor got to such ranking for the first time. The player managed to metamorphose from a perspective "young blood" into a stable and imperturbable professional. It was flamie, who became the necessary detail, necessary for the mechanism of our CS:GO squad to excel in performance in the past season. As concerns individual achievements of flamie, he's got second highest stats in won clutch rounds: with 68 victories. Moreover, he was useful to the team in 67,3% of rounds with a kill, assist or surviving.
Richard "shox" Papillon — Titan
shox, the star of Titan, is ranked thirteenth. Despite the fact that the results of his team are not as impressive as they can possibly be, individual stats of this player are still very high. In other words, it certainly is not sensible to underestimate the French as long as they have shox.
Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen — Astralis
12 position in the ranking is occupied by the player who sets a great example of confidence and reliability in supporting his teammates. Apart from the aforementioned qualities, Peter is considered the best duelist among CS:GO professionals - he won 76,7% of all 1v1 clutches in 2015. dupreeh does massive amounts of work for his team in-game, has great understanding of opponents and incredible aim.
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund — NiP
Jesper "JW" Wecksell — fnatic
Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt — EnVyUs
Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer — EnVyUs
Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson — fnatic
The seventh place goes to one of the best clutchers in CS:GO, whose interesting maner of playing is fnatic's key to their victories. Freddy is an expert in choosing the most favorable positions which help him quickly exchange the frags.
Kenny "kennyS" Schrub — EnVyUs
You will unlikely find a person in eSports community that is unaware of who KennyS is. In 2015, he was voted as the best player of the year, and scored some impressive stats - Kenny has the highest rating in grand finals and a decent number of AWP kills. He is known to be one of the most emotional CS:GO players, who is ready to do everything for his team's victory.
Robin "flusha" Rönnquist — fnatic
The captain of one of the strongest teams in the world - the Sweddish fnatic roster - is the first representative of hltv.org top five. The main flusha's achievement in 2015 has been his high rating in majors (1.22) as well as a few other factors, which prove how irreplaceble he is on his team.
Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski — Virtus.pro
Nikolai "devve" Reedtz — Astralis
devve, the star player of Astralis (ex-TSM, Question Mark), is the first player reaching top-3 and one of the most effecient entry-fraggers in the world. He is one of very few players capable of single-handedly destroying the enemy team.
Ladislav "GuardiaN Kovacs — Natus Vincere
The next is the genius of the present-day pro scene. Ladislav “Guardian” Kovacs, whose decent skill turns sniper rifle into the device capable of stopping all opponents, has finished second. According to statistics, the number of Ladislav’s AWP frags surpasses that of any other player and makes him one of the best snipers in the world. Additionally, he is one of the most impactful entry-fraggers who often puts his team at an advantage right from the beginning of the round. The list of the player's positive qualities doesn't end there, but in any case it is clear that the guy has an exceptional talent of reading the map and decimating his opponents.
Olof "olofmeister" Каjbjer — fnatic
Olof "olofmeister" Каjbjer has been deservedly ranked as the best player of 2015. Out of 20 tournaments, where this player participated, his rating fell below 1.00 mark only once. He is the most effecient player in majors, the expert in all kinds of weapons and a great leader.
|HLTV.ORG'S BEST PLAYERS RANKING|
|Date of announcement||Player|
|20 January (1 place)||Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer — fnatic|
|19 January (2 place)||Ladislav "GuardiaN Kovacs — Natus Vincere|
|18 January (3 place)||Nikolai "devve" Reedtz — Astralis|
|17 January (4 place)||Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski — Virtus.pro|
|16 January (5 place)||Robin "flusha" Rönnquist — fnatic|
|15 January (6 place)||Kenny "kennyS" Schrub — EnVyUs|
|14 January (7 place)||Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson — fnatic|
|13 January (8 place)||Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer — EnVyUs|
|12 January (9 place)||Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt — EnVyUs|
|11 January (10 place)||Jesper "JW" Wecksell — fnatic|
|10 January (11 place)||Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund — NiP|
|9 January (12 place)||Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen — Astralis|
|8 January (13 place)||Richard "shox" Papillon — Titan|
|7 January (14 place)||Egor "flamie" Vasiliev — Natus Vincere|
|Announced (15 place)||René "cajunb" Borg — questionmark (ex-TSM)|
|Announced (16 place)||Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg — NiP|
|Announced (17 place)||Filip "NEO" Kubski — Virtus.pro|
|Announced (18 place)||Dan "apEX" Madesclaire — EnVyUs|
|Announced (19 place)||Aleksi "allu" Jalli — ENCE|
|Announced (20 place)||Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham — Cloud9|