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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 (2010 - 2011) and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2013 - Present)[edit]

2019 2018 2017
# Player Team Article Player Team Article Player Team Article
1 France Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut Link Ukraine Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Link Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David Link
2 Ukraine Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Link Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz Link Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač Link
3 Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz Link Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač Link Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga Link
4 United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski Link Russia Denis "electronic" Sharipov Link Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard Link
5 Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif Link Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Link Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz Link
6 Russia Denis "electronic" Sharipov Link Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic Link Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo Link
7 Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic Link Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif Link France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub Link
8 United States Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte Link Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander Link Ukraine Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Link
9 Canada Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken Link Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson Link Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Link
10 Estonia Robin "ropz" Kool Link Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David Link Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Link
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač Link Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Link Kazakhstan Abay "HObbit" Khasenov Link
12 Turkey Özgür "woxic" Eker Link Canada Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken Link United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski Link
13 Finland Jere "sergej" Salo Link Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth Link Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth Link
14 Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth Link Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný Link Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke Link
15 Australia Justin "jks" Savage Link United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski Link Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye Link
16 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Link Finland Miikka "suNny" Kemppi Link Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný Link
17 Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson Link United States Timothy "autimatic" Ta Link Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev Link
18 Bulgaria Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov Link Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard Link Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass Link
19 Sweden Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin Link Estonia Robin "ropz" Kool Link Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Link
20 United States Ethan "Ethan" Arnold Link Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså Link Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski Link
2016 2015 2014
# Player Team Article Player Team Article Player Team Article
1 Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David Link Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Link Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Link
2 Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo Link Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Link Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist Link
3 Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz Link Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz Link Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski Link
4 Ukraine Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Link Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski Link Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski Link
5 Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski Link Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist Link Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell Link
6 France Richard "shox" Papillon Link France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub Link France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub Link
7 Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Link Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson Link Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Link
8 Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Link France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer Link France Richard "shox" Papillon Link
9 Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom Link France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt Link Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson Link
10 Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist Link Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell Link France Vincent "Happy" Cervoni Link
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač Link Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Link Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Link
12 Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev Link Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Link Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Link
13 France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub Link France Richard "shox" Papillon Link Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński Link
14 Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif Link Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev Link Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg Link
15 Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga Link Denmark René "cajunb" Borg Link France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire Link
16 Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye Link Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Link Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Link
17 Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Link Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski Link France Nathan "NBK" Schmitt Link
18 Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Link France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire Link United States Braxton "swag" Pierce Link
19 Brazil Lincoln "fnx" Lau Link Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli Link France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey Link
20 Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman Link United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham Link Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz Link
2013 2011 2010
# Player Team Article Player Team Article Player Team Article
1 Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Link Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski Link Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov Link
2 Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Link Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Link Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Link
3 France Richard "shox" Papillon Link Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov Link Denmark Martin "trace" Heldt Link
4 Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov Link Denmark Martin "trace" Heldt Link Ukraine Sergey "starix" Ischuk Link
5 France Nathan "NBK" Schmitt Link Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Link Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev Link
6 Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström Link Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas Link Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Link
7 Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom Link Denmark Michael "Friis" Jørgensen Link Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski Link
8 Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell Link Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen Link Denmark Danny "zonic" Sørensen Link
9 United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin Link Sweden Marcus "Delpan" Larsson Link Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh None Link
10 Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Link Sweden Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl Link Sweden Marcus "Delpan" Larsson Link
11 Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg Link Norway Karl-William "kalle" Haraldsen None Link United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert Link
12 France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub Link Russia Eduard "ed1k" Ivanov Link Sweden Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl Link
13 Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist Link Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström Link France Christophe "sixeR" Xia Link
14 Denmark Nicolaj "Nico" Jensen None Link Sweden Johan "face" Klasson Link United States Danny "fRoD" Montaner Link
15 Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov Link Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev Link Germany Roman "roman" Ausserdorfer Link
16 Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev Link Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh None Link Sweden Johan "face" Klasson Link
17 France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux Link Finland Timi "aslak" Verkkoperä Link South Korea Bum-Ki "peri" Jung Link
18 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Link Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski Link Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström Link
19 Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski Link Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov Link Ukraine Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko Link
20 Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth Link Ukraine Sergey "starix" Ischuk Link Sweden Harley "dsn" Örwall Link

Players With Multiple Appearances (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)[edit]

Player Team No.1 No.2 No.3 No.4-5 No.6-10 No.11-20 Total
Brazil coldzera 2 0 0 0 1 0 3
Sweden GeT_RiGhT 2 0 0 0 0 2 4
Ukraine s1mple 1 1 0 1 1 0 4
Sweden olofmeister 1 0 0 0 1 2 4
Denmark device 0 1 3 1 0 1 6
Bosnia and Herzegovina NiKo 0 1 1 0 0 2 4
Sweden flusha 0 1 0 1 1 1 4
Brazil FalleN 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Slovakia GuardiaN 0 1 0 0 2 3 6
Sweden f0rest 0 1 0 0 2 1 4
France shox 0 0 1 0 2 1 4
Poland pashaBiceps 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Brazil fer 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Poland Snax 0 0 0 3 0 1 4
Sweden JW 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
Denmark dupreeh 0 0 0 1 1 4 6
France NBK 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Denmark Magisk 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Russia electronic 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
United States EliGE 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
Norway rain 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
France kennyS 0 0 0 0 3 2 5
Sweden KRIMZ 0 0 0 0 3 1 4
France Happy 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Belgium ScreaM 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Canada NAF 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Canada Twistzz 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Estonia ropz 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Denmark Xyp9x 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Sweden friberg 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
France apEX 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Russia flamie 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Denmark Kjaerbye 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Czech Republic oskar 0 0 0 0 0 2 2