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HLTV Top 20 Players of the Year

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Started in 2010, 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 with the exception of 2012 which was a transition year from Counter-Strike to Global Offensive.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2013 – Present)[edit]

2020[edit]
2020
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 France Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut Team Vitality Link
2 Ukraine Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Natus Vincere Link
3 Denmark Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz Astralis Link
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač G2 EsportsFaZe Clan Link
5 Russia Denis "electronic" Sharipov Natus Vincere Link
6 Denmark Benjamin "blameF" Bremer Complexity Gaming Link
7 Estonia Robin "ropz" Kool mousesports Link
8 United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski Team Liquid Link
9 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Astralis Link
10 Germany Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische BIG Link
11 Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif Astralis Link
12 Denmark Martin "stavn" Lund HeroicFunPlus Phoenix Link
13 Bosnia Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač G2 Esports Link
14 Brazil Yuri "yuurih" Santos FURIA Esports Link
15 Sweden Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin Fnatic Link
16 Brazil Henrique "HEN1" Teles FURIA Esports Link
17 Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson Fnatic Link
18 Brazil Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato FURIA Esports Link
19 Australia Justin "jks" Savage Complexity Gaming100 Thieves Link
20 United States Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte Evil Geniuses Link
2019[edit]
2019
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 France Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut Team Vitality Link
2 Ukraine Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Natus Vincere Link
3 Denmark Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz Astralis Link
4 United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski Team Liquid Link
5 Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif Astralis Link
6 Russia Denis "electronic" Sharipov Natus Vincere Link
7 Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic Team Liquid Link
8 United States Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte Evil GeniusesNRG Esports Link
9 Canada Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken Team Liquid Link
10 Estonia Robin "ropz" Kool mousesports Link
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač FaZe Clan Link
12 Turkey Özgür "woxic" Eker mousesportsHellRaisers Link
13 Finland Jere "sergej" Salo ENCE Link
14 Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth Astralis Link
15 Australia Justin "jks" Savage 100 ThievesRenegades Link
16 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Astralis Link
17 Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson Fnatic Link
18 Bulgaria Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov Evil GeniusesNRG Esports Link
19 Sweden Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin Fnatic Link
20 United States Ethan "Ethan" Arnold Evil GeniusesNRG Esports Link
2018[edit]
2018
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Ukraine Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Natus Vincere Link
2 Denmark Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz Astralis Link
3 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač FaZe Clan Link
4 Russia Denis "electronic" Sharipov Natus Vincere Link
5 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Astralis Link
6 Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic Team LiquidRenegades Link
7 Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif AstralisOpTic Gaming Link
8 Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander Astralis Link
9 Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson Fnatic Link
10 Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David MIBRSK Gaming Link
11 Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács FaZe Clan Link
12 Canada Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken Team Liquid Link
13 Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth Astralis Link
14 Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný mousesports Link
15 United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski Team Liquid Link
16 Finland Miikka "suNny" Kemppi mousesports Link
17 United States Timothy "autimatic" Ta Cloud9 Link
18 Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard FaZe Clan Link
19 Estonia Robin "ropz" Kool mousesports Link
20 Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså North Link
2017[edit]
2017
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David SK Gaming Link
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač FaZe Clanmousesports Link
3 Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga SK Gaming Link
4 Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard FaZe Clan Link
5 Denmark Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz Astralis Link
6 Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo SK Gaming Link
7 France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub G2 EsportsTeam EnVyUsTeam EnVyUs Link
8 Ukraine Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Natus Vincere Link
9 Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács FaZe ClanNatus Vincere Link
10 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Astralis Link
11 Kazakhstan Abay "HObbit" Khasenov Gambit Esports Link
12 United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski Team Liquid Link
13 Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth Astralis Link
14 Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke North Link
15 Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye Astralis Link
16 Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný mousesports Link
17 Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev Gambit Esports Link
18 Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass SK GamingImmortals Link
19 Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer FaZe ClanFnatic Link
20 Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski Virtus.pro Link
2016[edit]
2016
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David SK GamingLuminosity Gaming Link
2 Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo SK GamingLuminosity Gaming Link
3 Denmark Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz Astralis?? Link
4 Ukraine Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Natus VincereWorst PlayersWorst PlayersTeam Liquid Link
5 Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski Virtus.pro Link
6 France Richard "shox" Papillon G2 Esportsex-TitanTitan Link
7 Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Ninjas in Pyjamas Link
8 Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Fnatic Link
9 Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom G2 Esportsex-TitanTitan Link
10 Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist GODSENTFnatic Link
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač mousesports Link
12 Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev Natus Vincere Link
13 France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub Team EnVyUsTeam EnVyUs Link
14 Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif Team DignitasSK Gaming Link
15 Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga SK GamingLuminosity Gaming Link
16 Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye AstralisTeam Dignitas Link
17 Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Natus Vincere Link
18 Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Ninjas in Pyjamas Link
19 Brazil Lincoln "fnx" Lau SK GamingLuminosity Gaming Link
20 Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman Fnatic Link
2015[edit]
2015
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Fnatic Link
2 Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Natus Vincere Link
3 Denmark Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz ??Team SoloMidTeam Dignitas Link
4 Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski Virtus.pro Link
5 Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist Fnatic Link
6 France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub TitanTeam EnVyUsTeam EnVyUs Link
7 Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson Fnatic Link
8 France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer Team EnVyUsTeam EnVyUsTeam LDLC.com Link
9 France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt Team EnVyUsTeam EnVyUsTeam LDLC.com Link
10 Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell Fnatic Link
11 Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Ninjas in Pyjamas Link
12 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen ??Team SoloMidTeam Dignitas Link
13 France Richard "shox" Papillon TitanTeam EnVyUsTeam EnVyUsTeam LDLC.com Link
14 Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev Natus VincereHellRaisersdAT Team Link
15 Denmark René "cajunb" Borg ??Team SoloMidTeam Dignitas Link
16 Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Ninjas in Pyjamas Link
17 Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski Virtus.pro Link
18 France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire TitanTeam EnVyUsTeam EnVyUs Link
19 Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli mousesports3DMAXNinjas in Pyjamas Link
20 United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham Cloud9GXTeam iBUYPOWER Link
2014[edit]
2014
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Ninjas in Pyjamas Link
2 Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist Fnatic Link
3 Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski Virtus.proAGAiN Link
4 Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski Virtus.proAGAiN Link
5 Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell Fnatic Link
6 France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub TitanClan-MystikRecursive eSports Link
7 Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Ninjas in Pyjamas Link
8 France Richard "shox" Papillon Team LDLC.comMercenaryEpsilon eSportsClan-MystikTitan Link
9 Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson FnaticTEAMGLOBALTEAMGLOBALLGB eSports Link
10 France Vincent "Happy" Cervoni Team LDLC.comMercenaryRecursive eSports Link
11 Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Natus Vincere Link
12 Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer FnaticTEAMGLOBALTEAMGLOBALLGB eSports Link
13 Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński Virtus.proAGAiN Link
14 Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg Ninjas in Pyjamas Link
15 France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire TitanTeam LDLC.comClan-Mystik Link
16 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Team Dignitasüber G33KZüber G33KZ Link
17 France Nathan "NBK" Schmitt Team LDLC.comMercenaryTitan Link
18 United States Braxton "swag" Pierce Team iBUYPOWERcompLexity Gaming Link
19 France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey Team LDLC.comMercenaryEpsilon eSportsNamelessClan-Mystik Link
20 Denmark Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz Team Dignitasüber G33KZüber G33KZ Link
2013[edit]
2013
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Ninjas in Pyjamas Link
2 Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Ninjas in Pyjamas Link
3 France Richard "shox" Papillon VeryGamesTCM-GamingTCM-GamingJASImaginary GamingImaginary Gaming Link
4 Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov Astana DragonsVirtus.pro Link
5 France Nathan "NBK" Schmitt VeryGames Link
6 Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström Ninjas in Pyjamas Link
7 Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom VeryGamesImaginary GamingImaginary Gaming Link
8 Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell SY_bFnaticEpsilon eSports Link
9 United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin compLexity GamingQuantic GamingQuantic GamingLurking and WorkingžTEAM4NOTTEAM4NOT Link
10 Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Natus VincereVirtus.proTCM-GamingTCM-Gaming3DMAXmyDGB.netmyDGB.net Link
11 Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg Ninjas in Pyjamas Link
12 France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub Recursive eSportsWE GOT GAMEWE GOT GAMEWARMAKERWARMAKERTeam LDLC.comVeryGames Link
13 Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist FnaticSY_bEpsilon eSports Link
14 Denmark Nicolaj "Nico" Jensen Copenhagen WolvesWestern WolvesWestern WolvesAnexis eSportsAnexis eSports Link
15 Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov Astana DragonsNatus Vincere Link
16 Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev Natus VincereAstana Dragons Link
17 France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux VeryGames Link
18 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen über G33KZüber G33KZCopenhagen WolvesFlux3DMAX Link
19 Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski AGAiNUniversal SoldiersESC Gaming Link
20 Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth über G33KZüber G33KZCopenhagen WolvesFnaticCPLAY Link

Counter-Strike (2010–11)[edit]

2011[edit]
2011
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski ESC GamingAGAiNFrag eXecutorsFrag eXecutors Link
2 Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund SK Gaming Link
3 Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov Natus Vincere Link
4 Denmark Martin "trace" Heldt mTwmTw Link
5 Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg SK Gaming Link
6 Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas ESC GamingAGAiNFrag eXecutorsFrag eXecutors Link
7 Denmark Michael "Friis" Jørgensen FnaticmTwmTwTCM-GamingTCM-GamingCopenhagen Wolves Link
8 Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen mousesports Link
9 Sweden Marcus "Delpan" Larsson SK GamingFnatic Link
10 Sweden Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl FnaticLions eSportsKlubbLions eSportsKlubb Link
11 Norway Karl-William "kalle" Haraldsen ESC GamingRG-EsportsRG-EsportsAlchemists UnleashedAlchemists Unleashed Link
12 Russia Eduard "ed1k" Ivanov Moscow FiveMeet Your MakersMeet Your Makers Link
13 Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström Fnatic Link
14 Sweden Johan "face" Klasson SK Gaming Link
15 Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev Natus Vincere Link
16 Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh ESC GamingRG-EsportsRG-EsportsAlchemists UnleashedAlchemists Unleashed Link
17 Finland Timi "aslak" Verkkoperä Team WinFaktTeam WinFaktpaistitExcelloExcellomunkka Link
18 Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski ESC GamingAGAiNFrag eXecutorsFrag eXecutors Link
19 Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov Moscow FiveMeet Your MakersMeet Your Makers Link
20 Ukraine Sergey "starix" Ischuk Natus Vincere Link
2010[edit]
2010
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov Natus VincereArbalet.UA Link
2 Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund SK GamingFnatic Link
3 Denmark Martin "trace" Heldt mTwmTw Link
4 Ukraine Sergey "starix" Ischuk Natus VincereArbalet.UA Link
5 Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev Natus VincereArbalet.UA Link
6 Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg SK GamingFnatic Link
7 Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski Frag eXecutorsFrag eXecutorsAGAiN Link
8 Denmark Danny "zonic" Sørensen mTwmTw Link
9 Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh SK GamingMeet Your MakersMeet Your MakersH2k GamingH2k GamingBegrip GamingBegrip Gaming Link
10 Sweden Marcus "Delpan" Larsson FnaticMeet Your MakersMeet Your Makers Link
11 United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert Evil Geniuses Link
12 Sweden Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl Lions eSportsKlubbLions eSportsKlubbFnaticSK GamingH2k GamingH2k Gaming Link
13 France Christophe "sixeR" Xia eSaharaeSaharaFACE2FACEBURNINGMilleniumMillenium Link
14 United States Danny "fRoD" Montaner Evil Geniuses Link
15 Germany Roman "roman" Ausserdorfer mousesportsTeam ALTERNATETeam ALTERNATE Link
16 Sweden Johan "face" Klasson SK Gaming Link
17 South Korea Bum-Ki "peri" Jung WeMade FOXWeMade FOX Link
18 Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström FnaticLions eSportsKlubbLions eSportsKlubbH2k GamingH2k GamingBegrip GamingBegrip Gaming Link
19 Ukraine Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko Natus Vincere Link
20 Sweden Harley "dsn" Örwall Fnatic Link

Players With Multiple Appearances (Global Offensive)[edit]

Player 1st 2nd 3rd 4–5th 6–10th 11–20th Total
Brazil coldzera 2 - - - 1 - 3
Sweden GeT_RiGhT 2 - - - - 2 4
France ZywOo 2 - - - - - 2
Ukraine s1mple 1 2 - 1 1 - 5
Sweden olofmeister 1 - - - 1 2 4
Denmark dev1ce - 1 4 1 - 1 7
Bosnia and Herzegovina NiKo - 1 1 1 - 2 5
Sweden flusha - 1 - 1 1 1 4
Slovakia GuardiaN - 1 - - 2 3 6
Sweden f0rest - 1 - - 2 1 4
Brazil FalleN - 1 - - 1 - 2
France shox - - 1 - 2 1 4
Poland pashaBiceps - - 1 - - 1 2
Brazil fer - - 1 - - 1 2
Poland Snax - - - 3 - 1 4
Russia electronic - - - 2 1 - 3
Denmark dupreeh - - - 1 2 4 7
Sweden JW - - - 1 2 - 3
Denmark Magisk - - - 1 1 2 4
United States EliGE - - - 1 1 2 4
France NBK - - - 1 1 1 3
Norway rain - - - 1 - 1 2
France kennyS - - - - 3 2 5
Sweden KRIMZ - - - - 3 2 5
Estonia ropz - - - - 2 1 3
France Happy - - - - 2 - 2
Belgium ScreaM - - - - 2 - 2
Canada NAF - - - - 2 - 2
Canada Twistzz - - - - 1 1 2
United States Brehze - - - - 1 1 2
Denmark Xyp9x - - - - - 4 4
Sweden friberg - - - - - 2 2
France apEX - - - - - 2 2
Russia flamie - - - - - 2 2
Denmark Kjaerbye - - - - - 2 2
Czech Republic oskar - - - - - 2 2
Australia jks - - - - - 2 2
Sweden Brollan - - - - - 2 2