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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 Link
2 Ukraine Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Link
3 Denmark Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz Link
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač Link
5 Russia Denis "electronic" Sharipov Link
6 Denmark Benjamin "blameF" Bremer Link
7 Estonia Robin "ropz" Kool Link
8 United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski Link
9 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Link
10 Germany Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische Link
11 Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif Link
12 Denmark Martin "stavn" Lund Link
13 Bosnia Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač Link
14 Brazil Yuri "yuurih" Santos Link
15 Sweden Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin Link
16 Brazil Henrique "HEN1" Teles Link
17 Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson Link
18 Brazil Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato Link
19 Australia Justin "jks" Savage Link
20 United States Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte Link
2019[edit]
2019
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 France Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut Link
2 Ukraine Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Link
3 Denmark Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz Link
4 United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski Link
5 Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif Link
6 Russia Denis "electronic" Sharipov Link
7 Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic Link
8 United States Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte Link
9 Canada Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken Link
10 Estonia Robin "ropz" Kool Link
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač Link
12 Turkey Özgür "woxic" Eker Link
13 Finland Jere "sergej" Salo Link
14 Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth Link
15 Australia Justin "jks" Savage Link
16 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Link
17 Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson Link
18 Bulgaria Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov Link
19 Sweden Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin Link
20 United States Ethan "Ethan" Arnold Link
2018[edit]
2018
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Ukraine Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Link
2 Denmark Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz Link
3 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač Link
4 Russia Denis "electronic" Sharipov Link
5 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Link
6 Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic Link
7 Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif Link
8 Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander Link
9 Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson Link
10 Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David Link
11 Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Link
12 Canada Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken Link
13 Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth Link
14 Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný Link
15 United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski Link
16 Finland Miikka "suNny" Kemppi Link
17 United States Timothy "autimatic" Ta Link
18 Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard Link
19 Estonia Robin "ropz" Kool Link
20 Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså Link
2017[edit]
2017
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David Link
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač Link
3 Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga Link
4 Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard Link
5 Denmark Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz Link
6 Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo Link
7 France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub Link
8 Ukraine Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Link
9 Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Link
10 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Link
11 Kazakhstan Abay "HObbit" Khasenov Link
12 United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski Link
13 Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth Link
14 Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke Link
15 Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye Link
16 Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný Link
17 Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev Link
18 Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass Link
19 Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Link
20 Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski Link
2016[edit]
2016
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David Link
2 Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo Link
3 Denmark Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz Link
4 Ukraine Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Link
5 Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski Link
6 France Richard "shox" Papillon Link
7 Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Link
8 Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Link
9 Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom Link
10 Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist Link
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač Link
12 Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev Link
13 France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub Link
14 Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif Link
15 Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga Link
16 Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye Link
17 Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Link
18 Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Link
19 Brazil Lincoln "fnx" Lau Link
20 Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman Link
2015[edit]
2015
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Link
2 Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Link
3 Denmark Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz Link
4 Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski Link
5 Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist Link
6 France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub Link
7 Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson Link
8 France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer Link
9 France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt Link
10 Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell Link
11 Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Link
12 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Link
13 France Richard "shox" Papillon Link
14 Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev Link
15 Denmark René "cajunb" Borg Link
16 Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Link
17 Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski Link
18 France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire Link
19 Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli Link
20 United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham Link
2014[edit]
2014
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Link
2 Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist Link
3 Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski Link
4 Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski Link
5 Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell Link
6 France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub Link
7 Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Link
8 France Richard "shox" Papillon Link
9 Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson Link
10 France Vincent "Happy" Cervoni Link
11 Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Link
12 Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Link
13 Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński Link
14 Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg Link
15 France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire Link
16 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Link
17 France Nathan "NBK" Schmitt Link
18 United States Braxton "swag" Pierce Link
19 France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey Link
20 Denmark Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz Link
2013[edit]
2013
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Link
2 Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Link
3 France Richard "shox" Papillon Link
4 Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov Link
5 France Nathan "NBK" Schmitt Link
6 Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström Link
7 Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom Link
8 Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell Link
9 United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin Link
10 Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Link
11 Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg Link
12 France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub Link
13 Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist Link
14 Denmark Nicolaj "Nico" Jensen Link
15 Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov Link
16 Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev Link
17 France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux Link
18 Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen Link
19 Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski Link
20 Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth Link

Counter-Strike (2010–11)[edit]

2011[edit]
2011
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski Link
2 Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Link
3 Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov Link
4 Denmark Martin "trace" Heldt Link
5 Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Link
6 Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas Link
7 Denmark Michael "Friis" Jørgensen Link
8 Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen Link
9 Sweden Marcus "Delpan" Larsson Link
10 Sweden Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl Link
11 Norway Karl-William "kalle" Haraldsen Link
12 Russia Eduard "ed1k" Ivanov Link
13 Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström Link
14 Sweden Johan "face" Klasson Link
15 Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev Link
16 Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh Link
17 Finland Timi "aslak" Verkkoperä Link
18 Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski Link
19 Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov Link
20 Ukraine Sergey "starix" Ischuk Link
2010[edit]
2010
# Player Team(s) ArticleHLTV Article
1 Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov Link
2 Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Link
3 Denmark Martin "trace" Heldt Link
4 Ukraine Sergey "starix" Ischuk Link
5 Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev Link
6 Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Link
7 Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski Link
8 Denmark Danny "zonic" Sørensen Link
9 Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh Link
10 Sweden Marcus "Delpan" Larsson Link
11 United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert Link
12 Sweden Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl Link
13 France Christophe "sixeR" Xia Link
14 United States Danny "fRoD" Montaner Link
15 Germany Roman "roman" Ausserdorfer Link
16 Sweden Johan "face" Klasson Link
17 South Korea Bum-Ki "peri" Jung Link
18 Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström Link
19 Ukraine Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko Link
20 Sweden Harley "dsn" Örwall Link

Players With Multiple Appearances (Global Offensive)[edit]

Player 1st 2nd 3rd 4–5th 6–10th 11–20th Total
Brazil coldzera 2 0 0 0 1 0 3
Sweden GeT_RiGhT 2 0 0 0 0 2 4
France ZywOo 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Ukraine s1mple 1 2 0 1 1 0 5
Sweden olofmeister 1 0 0 0 1 2 4
Denmark dev1ce 0 1 4 1 0 1 7
Bosnia and Herzegovina NiKo 0 1 1 1 0 2 5
Sweden flusha 0 1 0 1 1 1 4
Slovakia GuardiaN 0 1 0 0 2 3 6
Sweden f0rest 0 1 0 0 2 1 4
Brazil FalleN 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
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
Russia electronic 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
Denmark dupreeh 0 0 0 1 2 4 7
Sweden JW 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
Denmark Magisk 0 0 0 1 1 2 4
United States EliGE 0 0 0 1 1 2 4
France NBK 0 0 0 1 1 1 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 2 5
Estonia ropz 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
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
United States Brehze 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
Australia jks 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Sweden Brollan 0 0 0 0 0 2 2