NEO

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Player Information
Name:
Filip Borys Kubski
Birth:
June 15, 1987 (1987-06-15) (age 31)
Country:
Status:
Years Active (Player):
2002 – Present
Team:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$717,754
Alternate IDs:
nijo
Links
History
Counter-Strike
2002-??-?? – 2002-??-??
2004-01-?? – 2007-12-17
2007-12-17 – 2009-03-17
2009-04-29 – 2009-07-29
2009-09-25 – 2009-11-01
2009-11-01 – 2010-02-16
2010-02-16 – 2011-10-17
2011-10-17 – 2011-12-06
2011-12-06 - 2012-09-29

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

2012-09-29 – 2013-10-08
2013-10-08 – 2013-12-18
2013-12-18 – 2014-01-25
2014-01-25 – Present

Filip "NEO" Kubski (born June 15, 1987) is a Polish professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player, and is one of the greatest Counter-Strike 1.6 players of all time. He was part of the very successful Polish Golden Five lineup in 1.6. NEO is one of the few players to win three WCG series. Two-times ESWC and Intel Extreme Masters champion. Won EMS Katowice 2014, ELEAGUE S1 and DH Las Vegas 2017 under the Virtus.pro banner. Declared the best player of 2011 and the best worldwide player of the decade by HLTV.org.

Information[edit]

Professional career[edit]

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Filip Kubski was born on June 15, 1987 in Poznań. His father, who competed for SPECNAZ, acquainted him with the original Counter-Strike: Together with his father, NEO started to play at local computer clubs and compete in tournaments.

In the spring of 2004, players of the best Polish teams, SPECNAZ and Arystocracy, united to become Pentagram.conneXion. Wiktor "Taz" Wojtas and Łukasz "LUq" Wnęk were members of Arystocracy. Alongside with the team, NEO became the champion of the 2004 World Cyber Games: Poland and 2005 World Cyber Games: Poland.

Playing for PENTAGRAM, Kubski won SEC 2006, WSVG London and became the champion of WCG in 2006. At that moment, his team was nicknamed the Golden Five.

In 2007, Kubski and his team won the first ever Intel Extreme Masters tournament and in the same year, the ESWC and the ENC. Following those achievements, he received two awards at The eSports Award: “Best Esports Player of the Year and "Best Counter-Strike Player of the Year".

In 2007, the Polish squad stopped playing for PENTAGRAM and moved across several organizations: MeetYourMakers, Vitriolic and Wicked. Despite issues with funding in 2008, the squad won WEG e-Stars and ESWC, followed by WCG in 2009.

In the same year, The eSports Award recognized Kubski as the "Best Esports Player of the Year" for the third consecutive year and HLTV.org titled him “The Player of the Millennium”. At the beginning of 2010, Kubski’s team signed with Frag eXecutors and later attended WCG in October, where they placed third. NEO was the last world champion of World Cyber Games in 2011 and the Intel Exteme Masters VI. At the end of 2012 he moved to Counter-Strike’s latest iteration: Global Offensive.

On January 25, 2014, the roster led by Kubski was signed to the Russian organization: Virtus.pro. In March of that same year, Kubski won ESL’s EMS Katowice.

In May 2016, Virtus.pro placed first at the StarLadder i-League Invitational #1 LAN finals and subsequently two more large events: E-LEAGUE Season 1 and DreamHack Bucharest. In Bucharest, HLTV.org honoured NEO with the medal for being MVP of the tournament. In the Fall, Virtus.pro placed second at ESL One: New York and EPICENTER: Moscow.

2017 started from the 3-rd place in WESG 2016: Finals for Virtus.pro. The team went on to claim second place in ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017 and win DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017. The Poles placed 3-4 in PGL Major Kraków 2017 and won Adrenaline Cyber League 2017 in Summer. After a brief period of slump, the team claimed the second place in EPICENTER 2017 and StarLadder i-League Invitational #2. [1]

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse settings [2] (list of) (calculate)
Mouse Curvature Circumference Mouse Setup Sens. Zoom Raw.
ZOWIE by BenQ
EC2-B CS:GO Edition
956 MPI
0.627 deg/mm
22.6 in/rev
57.4 cm/rev
400 CPI
@ 500 Hz
1.81 0.85 on
No date of last update specified!
Hardware [3][4]
Mouse Mousepad
ZOWIE by BenQ EC2-B CS:GO Edition ZOWIE GEAR G-SR
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
ZOWIE by BenQ XL2540 240 Hz 1024×768 Black Bars
Keyboard Headset
ZOWIE by BenQ CELERITAS II Sennheiser G4ME ZERO
Last updated on 2018-05-28 (116 days ago).
Crosshair settings [2] (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
5 4 0 1 -0.5 Yes (thickness 0) No (0) Green (1) 250
No date of last update specified!
Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.
cl_crosshairalpha 250; cl_crosshaircolor 1; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap -0.5; cl_crosshairsize 4; cl_crosshairstyle 5; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 0; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;

Career achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2017-10-29 A22nd A1Premier EPICENTER 2017 2 : 3 $100,000
2017-02-19 A11st A1Premier DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017 2 : 1 $200,000
2017-01-29 A22nd A1Premier ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017 1 : 2 $150,000
2017-01-15 A33rd A1Premier World Electronic Sports Games 2016 2 : 0 $200,000
2016-10-23 A22nd A1Premier EPICENTER 2016 1 : 2 $100,000
2016-07-30 A11st A1Premier ELEAGUE Season 1 2 : 0 $400,000
2015-09-12 A11st A1Premier ESL ESEA Pro League Invitational 3 : 2 $100,000
2015-04-19 A11st A1Premier ESEA Season 18 - Global Invite Division 2 : 1 $70,000
2014-03-16 A11st A1Premier ESL Major Series One Katowice 2014 2 : 0 $100,000
2006-10-22 A11st A1Premier World Cyber Games 2006 2 : 1 $60,000
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Trivia[edit]

  • The FK line of gaming mice by ZOWIE GEAR is named after his initials (Filip Kubski). The mouse was originally released in February 2013, and was created in cooperation with NEO.
  • Was voted the 7th best player of 2010 by HLTV.org.[5]
  • Was voted the best player of 2011 by HLTV.org.[6]
  • Was voted the 17th best player of 2015 by HLTV.org.[7]

Highlights[edit]

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