While the Counter Strike Global Offensive increases its presence within the realm of e-sports, an even more fierce debate is fueled amongst the players. The question of “Who is the best player in the world” is still in the minds, we wanted to come up with an answer for you in this regard. We listed the top 10 players with the highest ratings starting from the stats of the players based on HLTV data. Keep in mind that this list is bound to change at any time.
1. Olof ‘olofmeister’ Kajbjer
This selection was probably no surprise for those who actively follow the leagues. Olofmeister is – and has been for a long time – the king of the Counter Strike Leagues and the best member of the best team. There is no other player that is more feared from in the matchups. As he meets the expectations, coming with the teamplay, he leads his squad to score countless points by working his magic as well. Our recommendation to those who follow CS:GO Leagues is to enjoy the olofmeister show because it is not always possible to watch such players.
2. Nicolai ‘device’ Reedtz
So, don’t worry, the Device has arrived. The Danish player is considered as the f0rest or GeT_RiGhT of the next generation. While his team rides high and mighty, Device catches the eyes as the team’s very best player. When in his prime, just like f0rest, he uses both the AWP and the Assault Rifles in a wonderful way. As the best player of the second best team of the game, he gets a spot at number two in our list.
3. Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovacs
The fourth AWP player in the list, the GuardiaN has always found a spot in the top players list since 2012. He was not applauded as hard as the others when he took down NiP in Virtus Pro times. However, since 2014, whether Na’Vi wins a match or not depends on the performance of GuardiaN. The GuardiaN, who began carving out some good games recently with the assistance of flamie, is without a doubt, one of the best players in the League.
4. Vincent ‘Happy’ Cervoni
Did you know that Vincent “Happy” Cervoni is the first IGL in the history of Counter Strike? He is sometimes criticized (and sometimes by us) because of the fact that he uses his teammates as bait. Nevertheless, Happy is the Best player in AnVy. Also after the decline that GeT_RiGhT experienced; Happy has just become the best ambush player in the game. Happy, who can make wonders with any weapon in the game, including the AWP, is a total player.
5. Janusz ‘Snax’ Pogorzelski
Due to the nature of Virtus.pro; the players of this team is often less applauded compared to the players of other good teams. It may not be right to say that this Polish team hosts a superstar. All 5 players of this team performed moves and actions to deserve such a title. Nevertheless, we can say that Snax is the best player of this team. His versatile play style, in game leadership and his unpredictable play make him stand out. Snax has already proven this by selected as the MVP of ESL ESEA.
6. Freddy ‘KRiMZ’ Johansson
Nobody could have guessed the blast the KRiMZ made at the end of 2014. He was a role player in team LGB. Then he was teamless when he was obtained by Fnatic last summer. He showed great improved since then and by using his personal skills and talent in the team and achieved phenomenal success. He also improved his success, showed with AK-47 and M4A1-S and he has been regarded as one of the best players in the world in the best team out there.
7. Robin ‘flusha’ Ronnquist
Flusha has been the best player in Fnatic and his 2014 performance has been placed amongst the unforgettable performances of all times. This year, he has become the brains behind the scenes as the other players in Fnatic gradually stand out. Although not currently, he holds the best statistics of all times in official CS:GO Tournaments.
8. Aleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev
As one of the most explosive players in the world, S1mple, who is also the third AWP player in the list, has found himself a bit far from the spotlights since he departed from FlipSid3. Many knew that S1mple’s performance was above and beyond his team. If we consider that he is only 19; he will force the top spots in this list when he reaches his prime.
9. Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham
Although the fans and spectators light up with the amazing flipshot of shroud, during the summer months, we all witnessed that the real player, who makes Cloud9 what it is, is no other than Skadoodle. Perhaps he will remain as the best AWP player in Northern America until Hiko comes back completely. It is also possible that Skadoodle may show even better performances in the future. But first, his team Cloud9 should become a team that competes with the world, not only with and within America.
10. Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub
From the end of 2016 to the beginning of 2017; KennyS was arguably the best AWP player in the world. Even though he was playing for a team that did not push for top 8, some of his amazing performances he showed during several matches helped his team Titan to secure some success against very powerful players. Due to the facts that the AWP is not that dominant anymore since the last update and the requirements of his new role that he assumed in his new team EnVyUs, it seems hard for kennyS to have its former spot. Nevertheless, he is still one of the best players in the world.