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!


United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham — United States Cloud9



The top 20 player is one of the world's best snipers — United StatesSkadoodle. He was one of key players of United StatesCloud9 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.


Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli — the former player pf Sweden NiP, as per moment plays in FinlandENCE



Next is the former sniper of Sweden 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 Sweden NiP, he joined Finnish team FinlandENCE.


France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire — France EnVyUs



The player of France 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 France Happy. On the other hand apEX can be helpless against cold-blooded and bold defense.


Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski — Poland Virtus.pro



Adding legendary Poland 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). 


Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg — Sweden NiP



Another legend, commemorated by hltv.org, — Sweden 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 Sweden NiP means we'll be enjoying the high-class performance of this talented player for quite a while. 


Denmark René "cajunb" Borg — Denmark 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 Denmark cajunb. Note that the player got to such prestigious ranking for the first time.  


Russian Federation Egor "flamie" Vasiliev — Ukraine Natus Vincere



The first Born to Win on the list is Russian Federation 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.


France Richard "shox" Papillon — France Titan



France shox, the star of  France 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 France shox. 

Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen — Denmark 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. Denmark dupreeh does massive amounts of work for his team in-game, has great understanding of opponents and incredible aim.

Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund — Sweden NiP



Another famous Sweden NiP player and one of the best lurkers of the world, Sweden GeT_RiGhT has delivered decent performance at almost all LAN-tournaments in 2015. However, most opponents have already figured out how to counter his style of playing, so, just to be safe, always check twice if there is nobody behind. 

Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell — Sweden fnatic



According to statistics, Jesper is the best open-fragger of 2015 - he got 736 first kills to gain an early advantage for his team. Such results were achieved thanks to his abruptness, which also helped him become the second best fragger (3561 kills).

France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt — France EnVyUs


FranceNBK- is one of the most stable professional players, whose great performance and efficiency helps France EnVyUs stay on top. Well deserved!

France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer — France EnVyUs


France Happy is one of the strongest captains in the world. He scores high rates of kill-death difference and kills per round, and finishes 68,7 % of rounds with a kill, assist or surviving. Besides, Vincent is one of the most skillful pistol players, who gives his team great chances to win ecos. 

Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson — Sweden fnatic



The seventh place goes to one of the best clutchers in CS:GO, whose interesting maner of playing is  Sweden fnatic's key to their victories. Freddy is an expert in choosing the most favorable positions which help him quickly exchange the frags.  

France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub — France EnVyUs



You will unlikely find a person in eSports community that is unaware of who France 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.


Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist — Sweden fnatic



The captain of one of the strongest teams in the world - the Sweddish Sweden fnatic roster - is the first representative of hltv.org top five. The main Sweden 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.

Poland Janusz "SnaxPogorzelski — Poland Virtus.pro



The fourth place goes to the tactical genius of the Polish quintet. Janusz is one of the most self-confident and motivated professional players with high rating scored in majors and grand-finals! Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski has an exceptional talent of reading his opponents and choosing the right position. 

Denmark Nikolai "devve" Reedtz — Denmark Astralis



Denmark devve, the star player of  Denmark 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.

Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN Kovacs — Ukraine Natus Vincere



The next is the genius of the present-day pro scene. Slovakia 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.    


Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Каjbjer — Sweden fnatic



Sweden 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. 


Date of announcement Player
20 January (1 place) Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer — Sweden fnatic
19 January (2 place) Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN Kovacs — Ukraine Natus Vincere
18 January (3 place) Denmark Nikolai "devve" Reedtz — Denmark Astralis
17 January (4 place) Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski — Poland Virtus.pro
16 January (5 place) Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist — Sweden fnatic
15 January (6 place) France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub — France EnVyUs
14 January (7 place) Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson — Sweden fnatic
13 January (8 place) France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer — France EnVyUs
12 January (9 place) France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt — France EnVyUs
11 January (10 place) Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell — Sweden fnatic
10 January (11 place) Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund — Sweden NiP
9 January (12 place) Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen — Denmark Astralis
8 January (13 place) France Richard "shox" Papillon — France Titan
7 January (14 place) Russian Federation Egor "flamie" Vasiliev — Ukraine Natus Vincere
Announced (15 place) Denmark René "cajunb" Borg — Denmark questionmark (ex-TSM)
Announced (16 place) Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg — Sweden NiP
Announced (17 place) Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski — Poland Virtus.pro
Announced (18 place) France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire — France EnVyUs
Announced (19 place) Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli — Finland ENCE
Announced (20 place)  United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham — United States Cloud9



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