In this article, we take a look at 5 of the best CS:GO players in 2021/22. With the help of these living legends, their teams managed to achieve victories in many tournaments. Some of the players mentioned below were popular even in CS 1.6, while others have gained popularity in recent years.
Though there are a lot of worthy contenders, we think that the players you see below stand out. At https://cover.gg/, you can monitor all players in one place. The betting site includes:
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With all that, you can understand CS:GO games on another level. However, searching for the best players can be a time-consuming exercise, so what we have done is to save you a bit of time by presenting our list of the top names in 2022. The players you see below are not listed in a particular order.
S1mple – NaVi
S1mple is often considered the best player of all time and he is one of the main reasons why NaVi continues to dominate many championships. Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev is a 24-year old Ukrainian player that has a total of 19 HLTV MVP awards and many other S-Tier trophies among others. As expected, s1mple also received the reward for being the best player of 2018 and 2021. Besides, NaVi won the second place in the PGL Antwerp 2022, losing only to FaZe in the grand final.
Although most people know s1mple for his incredible performance on NaVi, he was part of many other teams before that, including HellRaisers, FlipSid3, and Liquid. But once he joined the Ukrainian organization, he quickly ranked to the top. Below we listed some notable stats of s1mple in 2022:
- 1.40 rating in Big matches;
- 0.88 kills per round;
- 23.6% of rounds with a multi-kill;
- 66.5% success in opening duels;
- 90% of maps with a 1.00+ rating.
ZyWoO – Team Vitality
Mathieu “ZyWoO” Herbaut is the most recognizable French player in the game. Despite not having a great time with Team Vitality (joined in 2018), he is most famous for his stellar performance while being part of this team. During that time, the Frenchman was named the HLTV MVP of the IEM Winter tournament.
In 2022, ZyWoO and his team won a runner-up position in the BLAST Premier: Fall, took first place in the IEM XVI, and third place in the BLAST Premier: World Final. In 2022, ZyWoO became the first player to end a map between two of the top 30 teams on the PGL Antwerp tournament without dying a single time. Below we listed some notable stats of ZyWoO in 2022:
- 1.27 rating in Big matches;
- 0.82 kills per round;
- 20.8% of rounds with a multi-kill;
- 61.2% success in opening duels;
- 81% of maps with a 1.00+ rating
Dev1ce – Ninjas in Pyjamas
Nicolai “Dev1ce” Reedtz is a Danish superstar known as one of the best players in the history of a game since he ascended to the top being part of Copenhagen Wolves on CS: Source. Once CS:GO edition became the reference game, dev1ce played for a couple of notable teams, including Dignitas, SoloMid, and Astralis. After his arrival to NiP, the players managed to win the IEM Fall 2021: Europe.
Like s1mple, this player is known for being one of the best AWPers in the game. He has won 19 different MVP awards, and is one of the few players who won the most Majors. Below we listed some notable stats of Dev1ce in 2022:
- 1.21 rating in Big matches;
- 0.73 kills per round;
- 18.6% of rounds with a multi-kill;
- 58.7% of opening duels won;
- 0.33 AWP kills per round.
NiKo – G2 Esports
Nikola “NiKo” Kovač’s is one of the first players to come to mind when we talk about best talent in the Counter Strike scene. The Bosnian began to show his skills once became a part of G2 Esports. Therefore, in 2021, he gained a title of the best player in 7 different tournaments, including BLAST World Final 2021, IEM Winter, and Flashpoint 3, to name but a few. Below we listed some notable stats of NiKo in 2022:
- 1.20 rating in Big matches;
- 0.78 kills per round;
- 20.0% of rounds with a multi-kill;
- 64% 1vsX situations won;
- 78.2% of maps with a 1.00+ rating
Sh1ro – Gambit Esports
Last but definitely not least, we have Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov, a 20-year-old Russian CS:GO player, who gave excellent games with his esports organization, being the most outstanding player of Gambit Esports by winning three awards as MVP of the matches.
In 2021, he won the V4 Future Sports Festival – Budapest and in the BLAST Premier: World Final he finished in second place after falling 2-1 against NaVi. During that time, sh1ro won three MVP awards of IEM Katowice, IEM Fall CIS, and V4 Future. Below we listed some notable stats of sh1ro in 2022:
- 1.22 rating in Big events;
- 0.76 kills per round;
- 18.8% of rounds with a multi-kill;
- 69.6% success in opening duels;
- 83.7% of maps with a 1.00+ rating.