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Links is the leading Counter-Strike coverage site in the world. With on-site coverage of all major tournaments, they feature HLTV, GOTV, stats, demos, news, results, rankings, videos, photos, and more.


HLTV Rating[edit]

HLTV Rating is the popular statistical performance metric developed by HLTV which serves as an indication of players' performance and has been an important feature within the Counter-Strike community since its introduction.

Rating 1.0[edit]

Rating 1.0 is the first version of rating system from HLTV which was introduced in 2010. [1] It was based on three components:
- KPR (Kills per round)
- DPR (Deaths per round)
- Impact (A value based on number of rounds with multiple kills)

Rating 2.0[edit]

Rating 2.0 is the updated rating system from HLTV which was first implemented in 2016 and officially introduced on June 14th, 2017. [2] Compared to Rating 1.0, Rating 2.0 includes more components, namely:
- ADR (Average damage per round)
- KAST (% of rounds with at least a kill, assist, survival or traded death)
- Impact Rating (Updated formula based on multi-kills, opening kills, 1onX wins and more)

HLTV Team Ranking[edit]

Introduced in October 2015, Team Ranking is HLTV's updated version of CS:GO ranking using a point-based system. [3]

Top 20 Players of the Year[edit]

Top 20 Players of the Year is HLTV's annual tradition of ranking the 20 best players of each year based on players' individual performances and accolades.

MVP Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player (commonly abbreviated to MVP) is the award by HLTV to the best performer of an event who at the same time greatly contributed to his team's notable success and played well in the most important matches.


Exceptionally Valuable Player (commonly abbreviated to EVP) is a player who performed exceptionally throughout an event, standing out either by consistent high level displays or superb displays in big matches that led to his team's success.


Dust2 sites are outlets dedicated to news and coverage of a specific region that feed articles and information into HLTV. [4]



ID Name Position Join Date
Denmark Martin Martin Rosenbæk Chief Executive Officer/Owner 2002-04-11
Denmark Nomad Per Lambæk Chief Technology Officer/Owner 2002-04-11
Serbia Tgwri1s Petar Milovanovic Chief Commercial Officer/Owner 2010-02-17
Portugal MIRAA Luís Mira Editor 2012-09-02
Czech Republic Striker Milan Švejda Senior Writer 2013-02-05
Spain LucasAM Lucas Aznar Miles Senior Writer 2015-08-01
Croatia Professeur Zvonimir Burazin Senior Writer 2016-08-??
Canada Nohte Danish Allana Journalist 2019-07-08
Brazil LeoBiazzi Leonardo Biazzi Journalist 2020-12-10
Bangladesh Zenith Salman Chowdhury Social Media Manager
United States Valkenn Social Media Manager/Statistics 2019-06-13
Croatia brcho Josip Brtan Photographer & Video Editor 2014-07-03
Poland MAKKU Radosław Makuch Photographer & Video Editor 2013-07-21
Poland FILQ Filip Szatkowski Video Editor 2017-12-21
Venezuela djuhana Rama Djuhana Video Editor
Portugal proutounz Marcos Soares Video Editor
Argentina Nickos Nicolás Pablo Sanabria Video Editor


Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
United Kingdom Aleksei_L Aleksei Louchnikov Writer 2019-01-07 2020-04-07
Turkey BenjaCS Bünyamin Bektaş Writer 201?-??-?? 2019-07-10
Portugal ERROR João Ferreira Photographer 2010-04-05 2019-04-??
Bulgaria Molen Anton Koev Video Editor 2017-05-?? 2019-01-01 SK Gaming (Video Editor)
Denmark Yossarian Lars Esmarch Writer 2018-05-01 2018-12-31
Ireland Tobin Nathan Tobin Video Editor 2014-08-?? 2017-07-?? The Imperial (Video Editor)
Poland stich Michal Malachowski Writer 2014-10-?? 2016-10-??
Finland lurppis Tomi Kovanen Editor-in-Chief 2011-09-?? 2015-08-04 ENCE eSports (Partner)
Denmark Nix0n Marc Winther Kristensen Event Coordinator 2004-??-?? 2012-11-?? DreamHack (Project Manager)
Portugal eZlo Daniel Duque Writer 201?-??-?? 201?-??-??
United States martiicsgo Brandon Martin Writer 201?-??-?? 201?-??-??
Portugal MIRAA Luís Mira Editor 2009-05-12 2011-??-??
Germany STF Steffen Hampel Video Editor 201?-??-?? 201?-??-??
Denmark zonic Danny Sørensen Writer 2008-03-01 2008-07-01