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The best and worst player of DreamHack Tours 2017

12 May | BY Suzy Mostaani | MIN READ TIME |
The best and worst player of DreamHack Tours 2017

A tale of two AWPers, kennyS returns to form while Guardian struggles...

AWP – Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub – HLTV Rating; 1.20

KennyS is one of those players that when on form is pretty unstoppable. Early in the tournament it felt as if he wasn’t quite awake – but with Bodyy and shox so on form there was little need to be.

Towards the second half however, it was vintage KennyS as he left the opposition with little chance to counter.

With an impressive 66% kill rate with the AWP, and a K-D difference of +51, it’s clear his admirable performance (Bodyy also deserves an honourable mention) paved the way for a G2 triumph.

Hybrid – Tomáš ‘oskar’ Šťastný – HLTV Rating: 1.21

oskar’s marksmanship and finesse have been a joy to watch during DreamHack Tours. He’s been a consistent, solid player throughout, excellent in clutch situations and 3v3s, and a strong catalyst for the team.

His 62% kill percentage with the AWP, and a pretty decent opening kill rating of 1.09, demonstrates his ability to stay alive, even with an upfront playstyle, giving the team freedom to push map control and win rounds consistently.

Rifle – Patrik ‘Zero’ Žúdel – HLTV Rating: 1.24

With a K/D difference of +37 across just 6 maps, Zero definitely brings more value to Hellraisers than his name suggests.

We saw how much potential this relatively young player has, as he exhibited great positioning throughout and proved that he’s capable of putting in consistent performances, quietly pushing numbers up and enabling his team to take rounds.

Support – Nathan ‘NBK-‘ Schmitt – HLTV Rating: 1.09

After a rough patch, NBK- is back on form. Proving himself to be the best support at Dreamhack, NBK- helped G2 continue their winning streak.

In particular, his performance on Train against Tricked was brutal, with 28 kills to 13 deaths. Even his weakest performance (in which he got a bruising 0.51 rating against HellRaisers on Cobblestone) wasn’t enough to cost G2 the match.

IGL – Kirill ‘ANGE1’ Karasiow  – HLTV Rating: 1.13

ANGE1 has been one of Dreamhack’s most consistent and dependable IGL’s. He makes great plays, and his impeccable sense of timing dictates the pace of the game to Hellraiser’s advantage.

ANGE1 may not be the flashiest player, but he doesn’t deserve to go unnoticed; his dynamic and dependable nature is a huge asset to HellRaisers.


Worst in each role

AWP – Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovács – HLTV Rating: 0.74

GuardiaN undoubtedly contributed to Na’Vi crashing out of Dreamhack earlier than hoped. It’s a shame; for most of 2015 and early 2016, he was one of the best AWP players around.

At the moment though, a significant part of Na’Vi’s team economy relies on giving GuardiaN an AWP each round, but he regularly looks lost in games, systematically acting as a $4750 decoy.

Hybrid – Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev – HLTB Rating: 0.99

Na’Vi seem to be at breaking point at the moment. On paper they have one of the deadliest lineups, with GuardiaN, S1mple and Flamie. This is why S1mple’s performance recently has been so disappointing.

For a player who has stood out as one of the best in CS:GO, S1mple seems all over the place and lacks reliability in bringing the game back when needed.

During the tournament we frequently saw a lack of decisive plays and poor teamwork. Na’Vi relied on individual plays to win games.

Rifle – Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom – HLTV Rating: 0.68

Much like S1mple, ScreaM should be having a much greater impact within games. With a grim overall K/D difference of -20 across just 3 games, he added little to EnVyUs’ game. Against G2 on Cobblestone, he looked completely out of his depth, finishing with a meagre 0.37 rating.

He also clearly needs more stability on the team, and some direction in order to shine. He’s a skilled player, but he shows up maybe 20% of the time, and lacks consistency to fill this superstar role.

Support – Alexandre ‘xms’ Forté – HLTV Rating: 0.59

With less than one kill for every two rounds played, and a final K/D ratio of 0.55, this new player to the scene was clearly one of this tournament’s very worst. Nowhere was it more evident than against HellRaisers; with 4 kills to 20 deaths and average assists per round of 0.06.

If xms is to make any kind of impact, he needs to up his utility and set up for the team’s heavy hitters, making space for players like Scream to come in and execute.

IGL – Nicolai ‘HUNDEN’ Petersen – HLTV Rating: 0.67

HUNDEN put in a poor showing in all but one match – on Inferno against G2 (which, admittedly, was a bit of a shock).

Everywhere else, his deaths outnumbered his kills by two to one or worse. Only his performance on Inferno prevented a humiliating overall K/D ratio. Overall Tricked could have potentially gone further if HUNDEN stepped up with a bit more fragging power. He finished with a with a K/D difference of -26.


Suzy Mostaani

eSports writer who specialises in League of Legends and Hearthstone as well as contributing to gaming website

Suzy Mostaani

eSports writer who specialises in League of Legends and Hearthstone as well as contributing to gaming website