Counter-Stike:Global Offensive has become a worldwide known first-person shooter game. Ever since it became an eSports, CS:GO started attracting a lot of various sponsors who were willing to invest money into the tournaments.

In the beginning, tournaments were mostly sponsored by skin gambling sites related to the game. Some of the most famous gambling sites are Betway, Arcanebet, 22Bet, and many others. Not only did those gambling sites decided to sponsor tournaments, some of the even decided to sponsor teams. After the latest updates made by Valve in relation to skin gambling industry, most of those sites seized their operations. For instance, team Hellraisers were sponsored by

Not only betting and gambling providers are sponsoring teams and events, but car companies are also in this type of marketing as well. Let’s take Astralis as an example. Their main investor and sponsor is Audi, a German automobile production giant. Furthermore, they are also sponsored by a clothing company Jack&Jones. Team North, on the other hand, is sponsored by Adidas. Now you are aware how much money is invested into this eSport in particular, let’s take a look at some of the biggest CS:GO prize pools to date. 


CS:GO Prize Pool: $1.500,000

This event took part in Haikou, Hainan, China. There were 32 teams invited from all over the world. This tournament had a lot of qualifiers, and in the end, Swedish roster Fnatic came on top and bagged themselves a total of $800.000.

However, there were a lot of problems with this tournament. Mainly, a lot of players were unhappy about their

World Electronic Sports Games 2017

World Electronic Sports Games 2017

accommodations. Furthermore, money was not paid out to several teams and player, which led to numerous accusations, so WESG chief had to make a statement about those allegations. In the end, players found out that China’s government has to check every transaction above $40.000.

As you can see from the prize pool and regions competing, there was a lot of money invested in this tournament. You are probably wondering how could they afford such big expenses. Money was mostly acquired through their sponsors. Here are the main sponsors of WESG 2017:

  • ANT Financial
  • 王老吉
  • Hyundai
  • Cool Ten
  • Republic of Gamers
  • HyperX
  • DXRacer


CS:GO Prize Pool: $1.400,000

Eleague Season 1 took part in North America, Atlanta, Georgia, to be more exact. It had a total of 3 qualifiers for the main stage, and 24 participating teams on the said stage. Eventually, Polish veterans, Virtus.Pro stormed through the tournament and won themselves a total purse of $390,00.



This event was very important for the entire eSports community, mainly because it was streamed live on cable television, on the channel TBS. This was a first CS:GO’s attempt to make it into the big mainstream media outlet. According to the final numbers, Eleague Season 1 attracted over 19 million total viewers on TBS. However, in the first week of broadcast, this event attracted 509.000 total viewers which is higher than the regular season average of the NHL broadcast on NBC Sports (384,000).

Maint event was played in the Turner Sports venue, a very modern and probably expensive venue. Even though this tournament was broadcasted on national television, it did not attract giants from the automobile industry, or anything similar. Most of their sponsors were in the technology or gaming business. These are the biggest sponsors of Eleague Season 1:

  • ZOWIE by BenQ
  • HyperX


CS:GO Prize Pool: $1.500,000

Another WESG event hosted by Alisport and ImbaTV. This time there were 23 teams fighting it out for the grand prize. One thing you will have to understand is that these were the early days for CS:GO as an eSport. 



This tournament was offering an outstanding prize, which was unbelievable to even think of. So logically, this event attracted a lot of top-tier teams and a lot of sponsors. In the end, French roster EnVyUs lifted the trophy and cashed in on an $800,000 check.

It was played in Changzhou Olympic Sports Center, and it attracted a lot of CS:GO enthusiasts and fans. This tournament was a big boom for the Counter-Strike:Global Offensive and it was able to attract numerous different sponsors.

  • Alibaba Group
  • Ant Financial
  • Alipay
  • Aiyoumi
  • Logitech
  • HyperX
  • RestMan


CS:GO Prize Pool: $1,100,000

Another season of Eleague event was presented with a slightly less money in the prize pool. Taking place in the same town, and in the same venue as well.



This event was aired for a total of 74 hours in 2 weeks, and it managed to gather a total of 6 million viewers. North American organization Optic Gaming was able to win the entire thing, earning a stunning $400,000.

If we are to talk about sponsors, nothing changed from Eleague season 1. All the main sponsors stayed, as this was probably signed as a long-term contract.

  • ZOWIE by BenQ
  • HyperX


Most of the major tournaments are having a total prize pool of $1.000,000. Let’s take the latest major as an example. It took part in the sold-out Wembley stadium in London, with 16 best teams participating. Even though they managed to sell out an entire venue, they also earned a lot of money from their sponsors, so there is one question we should all ask ourselves, why is the prize pool still only $1.000,00. The tournament managed to attract a huge number of sponsors, some of them being the most popular bookmakers, while the others are giants in the gaming industry.

  • HyperX
  • Betway
  • DreamTeam
  • SteelSeries
  • DXRacer
  • ZOWIE Global
  • Epics.GG

Betting Has Influenced CS:GO Prize Pools

In the early days of CS:GO, the fan base was not that big, minor tournaments were not streamed at all, even if they were streamed they would attract only a few hundred viewers. However, once bookmakers decided to provide odds for certain CS:GO tournaments a lot of bettors decided to watch those tournaments and placing either pre-match bets or live bets. Let’s face it, most of us are entertained by betting, especially on a game as exciting as Counter-Strike:Global Offensive is.

In the begging, CSGO betting was a one-way street, you could only bet on the winner of a certain match. However, in 2018, we have a lot of eSports specialized bookmakers, in the likes of 22bet and Arcanebet. Not only will you be able to bet on match winners, but you can also place a live bet on certain matches, specials are insane, as you can bet on a pistol round winner, rounds handicaps, top fraggers for their teams, and many others. You can also bet on an outright, which means placing a bet on a team to win an entire tournament. Most of the time, the odds on it are enormously high.

Overall, the betting industry has added a new dimension to the community and size of CS:GO prize pools. Furthermore, bookmakers are doing a smart job by investing their profits back into the game, mostly by sponsoring teams and tournaments.



Throughout this article I will assess commonly used CS:GO map pools and game modes in both competitive and casual play. As I mentioned before, the most popular CS:GO game mode is definitely bomb defusal with the most popular map being Mirage. CS:GO as an esports is based around this mod and that map. Not every map can be played like this, but here are all the active map pools for competitive CS:GO in 2020.




The latest addition to the active list of competitive CS:GO map pools is Dust II. This map replaced Cobblestone on 20th April of 2018. Most of the teams are still getting used to the updated version of Dust. So far this year, Dust II has been played 883 times, which is a lot, since it was added just recently. Dust II is a pretty balanced map. If we compare CT and T side of the map, T side has a slight advantage, with a total of 51.9% of rounds won on T side.

This is a very big map, with T side having a big advantage when it comes to the information gain. Once they get a sniper, they can easily see how many CT’s crossed towards B bomb site, and they can respond accordingly. On the other hand, in order to avoid that, the CT side will have to waste a smoke grenade in order to give no info to their opponents. But most of the times, this will lead to a CT player’s tag, which will then be followed by rushing B bombsite. Other than that, this map is very balanced. It is also nice to see new strategies emerging every day.


Just like Dust II, Nuke was introduced to the competitive CS:GO map pool in 2017. This is the least played map out of them all, and most of the teams hate it. Valve is constantly trying to balance it out, and I think they are just messing everything up. Constant changes to the map are not helping at all.

However, some teams managed to find a perfect game plan for Nuke, if we take Astralis as an example, they are simply too good on that map. At one time they had 20-0 score on Nuke, which is insane. On the other hand, this result is also a reflection on how many teams are either not playing this map, or they are avoiding it. In my personal opinion, Nuke should be replaced with the reworked Cobblestone.

At the moment, Nuke is the most CT-sided map in the pool. CT’s are winning 55% rounds more than T side. Overall, a very bad map, not only in my opinion, most professionals think the same.




This is the only CS:GO map made entirely by the community, Valve had nothing to do with the creation of this map. Cache is the most T-sided map out of them all, with T’s winning a total of 53,3% of all rounds. It favors Terrorists mainly because of the different possibilities of hitting one bomb site, you can press it from 3 or more different angles. Overall, this is a very popular map that will never be removed from the competitive map pool.


Train is a legendary map. It has been around any Counter-Strike game, starting with Counter-Strike 1.6, to CS:Source and now it is one of the main maps in Counter-Strike:Global Offensive. A couple of years ago, this map was one of the most CT



sided maps in the entire pool, so some changes to it had to be made. Not much changed to be honest, but it had some positive effects, as it gave Terrorists a chance. But still, it is a very CT-sided map. In 2018, CT’s are winning 54,3% of all rounds.

For some not so competitive players, Train is not really a map they would want to play. Firstly, it has million angles to watch. Needless to say how hard it is to give call-outs on this map since there are a lot of trains and corners on the map. To conclude, this is the iconic map and it will never be removed from it, as long as professional teams enjoy playing it.




This is the second most popular CS:GO map in relation to the professional scene. Esports professionals enjoy playing it mainly because of how balanced Inferno is. At the moment T’s are winning 51.6% of all the rounds played. Furthermore, this map is not favouring anyone, only the team who is able to adapt to what the other side is putting on the table, and that is why pros enjoy playing it.

Inferno was played a lot in 2018. A total of 3,133 times. If we compare it to Nuke, we can clearly see that this map was played 3 times more than Nuke, which is insane.

Also, some of the best plays and strategies in 2020 can be found in this map. Really nice job by Valve to rework it and make it this balanced.


Out of all the active duty maps, Overpass is the only once specifically created for CS:GO. Once you look at this map, at first it might seem great, but it is not that perfect. At the moment, this map is slightly CT-sided, with CT’s winning 52,5% of all the rounds. However, T’s have a real good chance to win more rounds by limiting vision and taking away map control.



If they are able to use their utility, they can cut off the rotations and they can punish pushing for information. However, if T’s do not have that type of map control everything can fall apart, mainly because of fast rotations from A bombsite to B bombsite. It takes around 6-7 seconds to have a vision of one of the sites. This makes this map ideal for a team of 5, simply because they can use their team play and cohesion to their advantage.

On the other hand, this is a CS:GO map with a lot of noise around it. To be honest, this sucks. There are generators on every important meeting point on the map, especially the one on short B, where you are not able to hear anything. Even worse than generators is the train. It passes around the map every 20 seconds, and it creates an unbelievable level of noise, and there is no way someone can stay focus while the train is passing by.

Even though Valve created a perfect map when it comes to strategies and game plans, they should really add an option to remove ambient sounds, since a lot of the game is focused on hearing footsteps and reloads, and this is not helping.


Lastly, a CS:GO gem. Mirage is on top of the list for the most played map in 2018. Mirage has been played 2,323 times so far in 2018. Just like other popular maps in professional CS:GO scene, Mirage is very balanced. At the moment it slightly favors CT’s, as they are winning 51,2% of the rounds.

Just like Overpass, Mirage is based on team play, synergy, and the ability to execute certain strategies. There is also a level of adaptability needed in order to prevail on this map, mainly because both sides can mix aggressive and passive playstyle.

There are some rumors that Mirage could be reworked, and I feel it would hurt the map, badly. A lot of people are used to the grenade line-ups and I do not think that anyone wants to learn different smoke line-ups for A bomb site. To conclude, Mirage is an excellent map, where all the teams have to prove their worth if they want to win the match.


At the moment, the professional scene is strictly based on bomb defusal mode. However, there are a lot of other maps waiting in line to be placed in the active duty map pool, but their biggest problem is that they are based on hostage rescues. These are the maps for hostage rescue mode:

  • – Insertion
  • – Italy
  • – Militia
  • – Office
  • – Assault

On the other hand, there are also other maps based on bomb defusal, but they are not balanced to be placed in the active duty map pool. This is the list of the maps which are not in the active pool:

  • – cobblestone
  • – Dust
  • – Aztec
  • – Austria
  • – Thrill
  • – Season
  • – Canals
  • – Vertigo


Bomb defusal and hostage rescue are not the only types of mods in CS:GO. With the introduction of the last operation(Hydra), there were a couple of new modes added to the game.


This is basically a 2v2 matchmaking, which was updated not so long ago. This is a funny mode, which is mainly based on having fun with a friend. Not so long ago, most of the active duty maps were added to this type of competing. However, most of these maps have been shortened and adapted for 4 players.


A very entertaining game mode where there is barely any gravity. You are able to make sky-high jumps and shoot with scout only. A very nice and entertaining game mode that was added alongside Hydra operation.

These are only the most popular game modes in CS:GO at the moment. There are numerous other which you can enjoy. As you can see from this article, Counter-Strike:Global Offensive does not have to be all about competing, you can also have fun playing it.

How do you feel about hostage rescue game mode? Would you like to see it introduced into the professional CS:GO scene? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.

What Is PUBG?

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a multiplayer Battle Royale game, which takes place on an isolated and unpopulated Island. 100 distinct players parachute out of a moving plane, and land onto the island.

The last standing survivor claims the victory. You have to eliminate the rest of the 99 players in order to move up the ladder of success. You can play solo or team up with a maximum of 4 players to finish the game. Betting on PUBG is getting quite famous recently, and bettors have started to bet on the odds of survival of different players. These bets can be placed on the outright winner, or on the chances of survival of specific players or teams.

Initially, the game was released on Windows OS systems via Steam in March 2017, but a full scale version of the game was released worldwide in December 2017. The game became a huge success from the first day. It was released for gaming consoles, such as Xbox one etc. It became the most played game on Steam by August 2017, and it had already sold a huge number of 24 million copies since its release.

How Does PUBG Work?

If you have played Fortnite, then you must be familiar with the concept of PUBG’s Battle Royale game style. 100 players jump off of a moving plane, and it is up to them to decide when to open their parachutes and where to land. The players descend with nothing, but customized clothing, which is as useless as a popsicle in a gun fight.

How does PUBG Work?

How does PUBG Work?

There are abandoned structures and buildings on the Island, and the weapons are scattered all over the map. With the progress of the game, the size of the Island keeps shrinking, and the players are forced to confront one another in combat.

Betting on PUBG is slowly becoming a universal phenomenon is the eSports betting industry. The eSports betting platforms allow the audience to bet on the final outcome of a match, or on the progress of a certain team or a player. This means that the bet can be placed on the final victory, or on the percentage of survival.

The game offers several modes for gameplay. You can play solo, duo or squad games. Every time the game begins, the flight path takes a different route to offer varying odds for every match. Weapons and vehicles are scattered throughout the 5X5 mile map, and the players can choose from a variety of strategies to ensure their survival until the end.

What to Consider Before Betting on PUBG?

Although the number of bets on PUBG is growing gaining traction among the eSports betting community, yet one needs to be careful before placing a bet. Esports betting websites do offer detailed PUBG betting odds, but you have to understand the dynamics of the game before diving into the world of placing real money bets on PUBG.

In solo matches, a character dies as soon as it loses all of the health, whereas in team matches, the character only gets knocked out, and the teammates have the option to revive the character. This aspect is extremely important when placing a bet on PUBG, because even one strong character on a team can lead them towards victory.

Furthermore, every few minutes, loot packages are dropped from the sky. A player or a team’s strength is also measured by their ability to constantly upgrade their amours and inventory and take on the enemy. Choosing the team or the player with the highest number of wins doesn’t necessarily promise victory in when placing a bet on PUBG matches. You have to take into account every detail of the game to ensure your success.

Every online gambling website posts detailed analysis of the games, and odds to make decisions before betting. PUBG odds are of crucial importance when it comes to placing bets. Websites like Betway Sports offer analytical expertise for PUBG enthusiasts.

How to Bet On PUBG?

There have been two major tournaments in the brief history of PUBG, and they have gathered a lot of attention from the eSports betting community. A lot of popular and reliable betting sites allow bets on PUBG.

Since it is a new game, and it is still in its infancy, the option for PUBG Bets is limited to only local events or big time championship competitions. Right now, the most common PUBG bet type is the “winner of the series”. These kind of bets are placed on one final winner of the entire series.

As the game gathers a larger fan base, the gambling industry will also allow a much more diverse range of available bets. They might include “winner of the match z” or “highest skill points” or “highest number of kills”. A few eSports giants are looking to take PUBG to the next level, and the arrangements for big tournaments are on the way. We will definitely see a revolutionary change in the professional PUBG scene very soon.

Where to Bet On PUBG?

PUBG is still earning its rightful place among the eSports giants, but still, a lot of popular eSports betting websites allow PUBG Betting. Let’s take a look at the available services and platforms for betting on the outcome of PUBG matches.

  • Betway Sports: Betway sports shows up on top when you search for the best eSports betting websites. It allows all kinds of betting; real money, play money, and in-game betting if that is allowed by the developers. It has the richest user interface and options to satisfy all your betting needs. In short, this website is reliable, fast, secure and caters to all the betting demands.
  • Buff.Bet: What good about this website is that it offer 100% bonus for the first deposit. This can increase your odds for winning, and betting more. This website is also secure in terms of payments and transactions. It also allows an extensive range betting options for a variety of eSports games. The user interface is clean, simple, yet rich in features.
  • GG.Bet: This esports betting website also offers a signing bonus, and it allows you to chat with other online users to interpret the offered PUBG odds in a better fashion. You can make rational and well-informed decisions, and you can be sure that this website is secure, fast and among the top Esports betting websites.
  • ArcaneBet: The best thing about ArcaneBet is its lively user interface. It also offers live streaming of the ongoing matches, so you can stay updated with the stats. It offers q detailed analysis of the match and the eSports writer draw out reliable PUBG odds for all your PUBG betting needs.


Betting on PUBG is becoming bigger and bigger every day. In the upcoming PGL PUBG of 2018, the promised prize pool is $100,000. With this kind of a prize pool, you can be sure that the gambling community for PUBG will be more interested, and the options for betting on PUBG will be far more diverse in the future.

Like we always suggest, before betting on the game, you should familiarize yourself with the history of the game, the standard gameplay, the top teams and players, and the usual impact of PUBG odds on the outcome of every match.

The best team in such a Battle Royale themed title is the one which can adapt to ever-changing situation of the gameplay. Since PUBG is getting a lot of heat and attention, a lot of matches are being streamed online. You can view those matches, and later decide how to play your cards when you finally decide to try your hand placing bets on PUBG. We will suggest you to start simple, start low, and slowly make your way to the top.

It is a universal fact that the bettors with a better understanding of the influencing factors on the outcome of a match have a higher winning rate than the newbies and amateur enthusiasts. Do not be one of those. Take your time, and make a decision that you won’t regret.

The eSports title of Valve has a lot of teams every year challenging for the prestigious TI trophy. Many Dota 2 teams & players have come and gone but some have made their mark on the history of one of the most difficult games in the world. Here is a list of some of the best Dota 2 players and teams. Including some of the most prestigious and recognized figures in competitive Dota history.

Team Secret

Team Secret from Turkey is one of Dota 2’s most successful teams. Currently, Secret ranks among the top teams in the competitive world. In August 2014, players from the Natus Vincere, Fnatic, and Alliance decided to start their own team. The history of the team makes it clear why it belongs to the best in the world and the lineup is so well equipped. The first major success was celebrated in May 2015, when Secret beat Evil Geniuses at The Summit 3. In general, 2015 was a very good year for the Turkish team.

Team Secret won the premier tournaments ESL One Frankfurt 2015, MLG World Finals, and Nanyang Dota 2 Championship. Only at The Frankfurt Major 2015, Team Secret was defeated by the currently best Dota 2 Team OG in the final with 3-1. The success story continued in 2016: The team won The Shanghai Major 2016 and won $ 1.1 million in prize money. 2017, however, started sobering for Team Secret; In the Kiev Major, they only reached the split places 9 to 16 and thus dropped out of the tournament very early. In 2018, they had an impressive season in the DPC but failed to shine in the TI.




Let’s come to the best team of the first season of the DPC. Virtus.Pro is not a pure Dota 2 team but also has a lineup competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The company is managed by a Russian billionaire: Alan Usmanov. He announced in 2015 that an investment of more than 100 million US dollars will be made by him in the organization. In total,’s teams have already received over $ 10 million in prize money from Counter-Strike and Dota 2. In the 2017-2018 season, they won almost every Dota 2 tournament they competed in. They were favorites to win the TI but unfortunately, the CIS ended their run at 8th place.

Team Liquid

Team Liquid

Team Liquid

In 2017, we have never seen a team proclaim itself the champion of The International and continue to maintain that level of play in the following season. We can say that Team Liquid was a really special case. However, they are no longer the world champion of Dota 2, since they had a forgetful TI8 campaign. Nonetheless, the lineup is still formidable. They finished 1st in StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3, 3rd-4th ESL One Hamburg, 1st in AMD SHAPPIRE Dota Pit League 2nd in ESL One Genting and 1st in StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4. This Dota 2 Teams Players hold some of the most efficient players the league has ever seen. 




They were the runner-ups of The International 7 and won ESL One Genting by beating Team Liquid. Newbee might be the best team in Asia but in 2017 they had a tough time against European teams. They are a shadow of their former selves but in this upcoming season, we can surely expect a rejuvenated team.  


Team OG

Team OG

OG is the biggest surprise in Esport history and won the mega-event The International 2018. “Five Friends”, “One Team”, “The Underdogs” or “The Outlaws”: OG got some names in the run-up to The International 2018. “Future TI Champion” was not one of them – and not without reason. In 2016 and 2017, OG was a top team in the scene. The last season was more than disappointing. The team only won a minor. OG was in shambles when just before the supermajor: Co-founder valley “Fly” Aizik and Gustav “s4” Magnusson left the team to join the rivals of Evil Geniuses.

Coach Sébastien “7ckngMad” Debs, who had already stepped in as substitute over the months before, as well as support player Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka and second co-founder Johan “N0tail” Sundstein stayed behind. In the short-term newcomers, Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen and Anathan “ana” Pham were brought in. The former had not played a professional tournament and the other had been looking for a team for himself. Who would have thought that the team struggling throughout the whole Dota 2 season was about to become the champions of The International 2018.

Now let’s have a look at some of the top players who have made a name for themselves in the eSports industry. They are surely amongst the best if not the best players.

Dota 2 Players

Kuro “KuroKy” Takhasomi

Kuro "KuroKy" Takhasomi

Kuro “KuroKy” Takhasomi

KuroKy is a truly the richest player of eSports (in terms of both money and respect). He started his Dota 2 career early on, being one of the few players who was invited to participate in the first The International in 2011. He currently plays for Team Liquid and was champion of The International 2017. He has won $4,097,203.61 in winnings.

Amer “Miracle” Barqawi

Amer "Miracle" Barqawi

Amer “Miracle” Barqawi

KuroKy’s team-mate was born in Jordan and began playing DotA and his successor in lan houses, along with his older brothers. When the MMR ranking was released, he realized his great potential and was quickly invited by veteran Johan “N0tail” to join the professional OG team. He currently plays for Team Liquid. He has won $3,671,337.28 in winnings. He truly is one of the best and the most versatile player of competitive Dota 2.

Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora

Saahil "UNiVeRsE" Arora

Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora

With a career full of ups and downs, the American has moments of sadness and glory. After years fighting for a world title, he won The International 2015 for Evil Geniuses, a team he has parted ways with and finished TI7 in tenth place. He has won $3,026,235.67 in winnings.

Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Ivanov

Ivan "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov

Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Ivanov

The 22-year-old Bulgarian started playing video games at age 5 on a computer that his grandmother gave him as a gift. At 12 he met Dota 2 and in 2015 he was called to play Team Liquid by Kuroky himself, a team he still plays for. He has won $3,438,411.76 in winnings.

Lasse “Matumbaman” Urpalainen

Matumbaman’s career began when he played the highest level of his country’s baseball tournaments. When his team manager left the team, his passion for the sport was also gone and he had several problems with alcohol and his emotional state. Dota 2 helped the good-natured Matumbaman to be reborn as a person and as a player. He currently defends Team Liquid. He has won $3,438,116.04 in winnings.

Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan

SumaiL is one of the youngest Dota 2 professional players in the competitive landscape. The Pakistani began playing Dota at the age of eight, along with his brother and has never since stopped. Charlie Yang, one of the managers of Evil Geniuses, was the one who called the boy to play on the team, surprising the world with his talent. SumaiL was the champion of The International 2015 at only 16 years old. The prodigy has won $3,265,914.94.

Peter “ppd” Dager

Ppd was already an incredible player when he and his friends from the SADBOYS team were playing for Evil Geniuses. Over time, the coexistence became complicated and the pro player learned the hard way to deal with problems when seeing colleagues Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg and Artour “Arteezy” Babaev leaving the team to play in for Team Secret. Alongside new players, the American has been IT 5 champion. He is still one of Dota 2’s biggest players in the scenario. He has won $2,853,154.62.

Clinton “Fear” Loomis

After finishing college, the American, who is one of the oldest and most respected players in the competitive circuit, realized that what he really wanted was to play video games. Fear’s journey started from his first Dota amateur tournament, in which he won $ 90. After winning International 2015 champion, he earned $ 1,326,932.14. He truly is an inspiration to all the players who dream to become pro-Dota 2 players. He has played for Evil Geniuses since 2011 and is always alternating between coach and player positions. He has won $2,496,104.99 in winnings.

Maroun “GH” Merhej

GH played for a local team from Lebanon, his home country, before joining Team Liquid. In interviews during TI7, he said that he only played at lan houses or cyber cafes because having a good internet connection at home in Lebanon is extremely expensive. Playing for Team Liquid since January 2017, GH secured the title of The International 2017 alongside his colleagues. His current earning through Dota 2 tournaments is approximately $3,056,909.18.

Li “iceice” Peng

Iceice was the champion of The International 2016 with Wings Gaming. After being a world champion, he and his team left Wings because of late payment of their salaries, and they created Team Random, which was banned from the Chinese competitive circuit for making that decision without terminating the contracts in the right way.

Iceice then decided to pause his career but returned to form the Dango team in 2017, and came to play for the qualifier open for the TI7, but was unsuccessful. He won $1,998,972.63.

There are a lot of different ways to get information in today’s world. Furthermore, if you are more interested in Counter-Strike:Global Offensive and eSports in general, you will have to sign up for an account with Twitter. Twitter is a social network which has only one purpose, to send out short messages and information.


There are a lot of reasons why you would want to follow Counter-Strike:Global Offensive twitter accounts. Mainly, if you are a bettor, then you probably want to know what is actual, and you just want to stay in touch with everything surrounding your betting predictions.

Secondly, almost every professional CS:GO player and analyst have their own twitter accounts. If you are to follow some of them, you would have a clear picture of what is happening in their lives as a Counter-Strike:Global Offensive professionals.


We will divide this article into 3 different sections. Bettors, CS:GO enthusiasts and casuals. Twitter is always filled with numerous content providers, some are more serious than others, but they are all helping the community to grow.


As I mentioned above, if you are serious when it comes to csgo betting, you want to know what is happening with certain players and teams. You also want to know certain statistics without having to spend a lot of time researching. Here are some of the best Twitter accounts to follow.

CS:GO Betting Account

One of the most popular websites, but their twitter is not bad either. At the moment they have over 200.000 followers. You can find numerous interviews and statistics on their website and twitter. Everything that can be dug out about a team or a player can be found here.


Another twitter account where you can track statistics for teams, player, tournaments, and leagues. Just like their rivals,, they keep a track of everything that is happening to teams and player, but they keep everything nice and short. Their twitter is also a place where you can get all the news related to Esports, not only about Counter-Strike:Global Offensive, but in all popular titles, such as Dota 2, League of Legends, StarCraft and many others.


For obvious reasons….


If you enjoy watching tournaments, then you will have to follow most of the tournament’s hosts, their sponsors, teams, and players. These are only some of the most popular Twitter accounts in this field.

ESL Counter Strike

Twitter Handle – @ESLCS

This is probably the most popular Twitter account if we are to compare ESL to other tournaments. They are the world’s largest Esports company. Mainly, they prefer to sponsor leagues, ladders, but they do not shy away from organizing tournaments. 

ESL Pro League 2018

If you are to follow them on Twitter, you will be able to see a lot of stream notifications, highlight plays, and results.


Twitter Handle – @DreamHack

Another tournament organizer finds his way on this list. DreamHack is a very popular organizer, as they tend to host tournaments in capital cities around the world. Their twitter is filled with their personal recordings, giveaways and Esports content. However, they do not cover only Counter-Strike:Global Offensive, they cover all bigger Esports games out there.


Almost all the tier 1 times in CS:GO have their official Twitter account. This is the best way to see what the team is up to and where are they at the moment. If we take Astralis as an example, we can see that their Twitter is very active, with a total of 8080 tweets. If you are to visit their account, you would have something to see. Alongside pictures of them winning trophies and having random photo shootings, they also enjoy posting funny gifs of their players. Give these accounts a try!


Alongside teams having their own Twitter accounts, almost all of the players playing for these teams have one as well. If we take Nikola “Niko” Kovač as an example, we can see that he is posting a lot of random stuff on his profile. For instance, every time they are on a tour, they love to go out and get wasted. Most of the times you will find a picture of Niko with some other CS:GO pro, which is nice to see, everyone is getting along. Furthermore, you can also see him ranting about the state of the game, and he is regular at posting FaZe Clan recent results. Niko has over 250.000 followers, which makes one thing very clear, people enjoy watching what professional Counter-Strike:Global Offensive players do.


If you are not a fan of the Esports scene, nor you like to watch tournaments, then this is a place for you. You probably enjoy watching quality content, either as a video, or through Twitter. These are some of the best content creators on Twitter.



NadeKing is mainly a YouTuber, who is producing good and quality content. There are a lot of tips and tricks videos on his channel, followed by numerous funny moments situations and strategies. However, his Twitter account is also very active, as he has over 30.000 followers. He enjoys doing random giveaways for his fans, and he is not shying away from chatting with his fans. Overall, a great content creator.

CS:GO Reddit Related Twitter Account


This is the official Twitter account for the Counter-Strike:Global Offensive subreddit. If you are to give them a follow on Twitter you would not miss any important updates, news, results, discussions, articles, and all other CS:GO relevant things. This Twitter account can be used by all sections I mentioned above, as it contains quality content, results, analysis, results, and highlights. Overall, this is probably the best and the most useful Twitter account related to Counter-Strike:Global Offensive.

Other Notable CS:GO Professional Twitter Accounts:

  • Jarosław ‘pashaBiceps’ Jarząbkowski – 265k @paszaBiceps
  • Epitacio ‘TACO’ de Melo – 271k @TACOCS
  • Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund – 290k @GeT_RiGhTcs
  • Olof ‘olofmeister’ Kajbjer – 303k @olofmeister
  • Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo – 577k @FalleNCS

What Twitter accounts do you use to stay on track with CS:GO? Are you a bettor, casual, or CS:GO enthusiast? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.

Once you make a crazy play in Counter-Strike:Global Offensive you are probably ecstatic, adrenaline is pumping through your veins, and mainly you have every right to brag about it. Can you imagine how good would you feel if you had your own graffiti implemented directly into the map? Personally, I would be the happiest man in the world, knowing that the entire CS:GO community knows how good my play was.

As most of you are probably aware after every CSGO Major – graffiti will appear on a certain map where the iconic play was made. That graffiti will perfectly represent exactly what happened in the iconic play.

So far there have been only 4 of those graffiti added to the game, I will go through each of them individually.

Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev – ESL One Cologne 2016

S1mple is arguably the best player in the world at the moment. His reign of terror did not start this year, he was a machine in 2016 and 2017 as well. Commonly referred to as “The Undertaker”, Aleksandr has been known for his ability to do crazy things with AWP. That is how his graffiti was made.

S1mple’s insane play, all credits go to YouTuber Viri

S1mple’s insane play, all credits go to YouTuber Viri

In the semifinals of ESL One Cologne 2016, S1mple was playing for the North American roster, team Liquid. After carrying his team to victory over his former team Natus Vincere, Aleksandr had a challenge in front of himself, that being Fnatic. They stormed through both of the maps, with a 2-0 score in the end.

After being 9-4 up, on Cache, Fnatic roster was getting their momentum back, but then S1mple decided to jump from heaven and no-scope Dennis in mid-air, followed by a no-scope on KRIMZ. Needless to say that the crowd went insane after his play.

After the Major, one update sealed S1mple’s place in the CS:GO records, as he got his graffiti sprayed on the wall, right next to where he was shooting from. A counter-terrorist character with wings attached to him. To be honest, this graffiti looks really cool.

Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer – ESL One Cologne 2014

Everyone who is following CS:GO is familiar with olofmeister. Without a doubt, he is one of the best players that ever played this game professionaly. He is not known just for his skill set, but for his IQ and map awareness as well. He presented his skills when they were most needed.

olofemeister’s immortalized play, credit goes to @LentzTV

olofemeister’s immortalized play, credit goes to @LentzTV

In a match versus Team Dignitas, Olof’s Fnatic has won the first map, and they had to play Overpass after. They were down 11-4 on half-time, and they started their comeback. They managed to pull it back to 14-14. The 29th round was very intense, as Team Dignitas planted the bomb, and as the clock was running down for Fnatic, olofmeister decided to defuse the bomb while it was molotoved out. He managed to pull off the defuse before burning alive, with milliseconds left to spare. This shows how perfect his calculations are, and how smart of a player he is.

His magnificent brain was immortalized. He earned himself a graffiti on B bombsite of Overpass. Not only was this play insane, whoever made this graffiti is insane as well. A perfect drawing of a CT standing in fire and defusing a bomb. Overall, another very good looking representation of a mastermind.

Marcelo “coldzera” David – MLG COLUMBUS 2016

Coldzera does not need much of an introduction. An insane player, capable of killing his opponents on various ways, sniper, rifle, pistol, or even jumping. Marcel was a part of former Luminosity Gaming roster. A great anchor player, capable of getting multi-kills and securing rounds for his team.

In the semi-final of MLG Columbus 2016, Luminosity started really strong on their map pick, Mirage. However, after an 8-7 half-time result, Brazilians only managed to win one round, and they found themselves in a problem. They were 15-9 down, facing 7 map points.

Coldzera’s jumping skills, all credit goes to @Saul Goodman

Coldzera’s jumping skills, all credit goes to @Saul Goodman

This is when Coldzera thrives, in a high-pressure situation. He managed to hit 3 jumping AWP shots, while one of those shots was a collateral, one bullet killed 2 terrorists. There is not much more to add to this play, this is pure madness. A lot of people tried his method after he stumped on Team Liquid, but most of the copycats failed. Needless to say, Team Luminosity went on and pulled off an unbelievable comeback, as they closed the game in overtime. Furthermore, they won the entire thing and lifted the trophy. Also, you can guess who was voted as the MVP of the tournament. Yes, you are right, it was Coldzera.

Van position marks the spot for Brazilian player, as he is now part of the Mirage, an AWP with wings attached to it. Marcelo even tattooed this graffiti on his arm.

Fnatic – ESL One Cologne 2015

This play does not belong to the most skilled or smartest plays out there, but it was very funny to watch. It occurred on the old Dust 2, before the rework. Fnatic had to play overtime versus French roster EnvyUs. In the last round on T-side, 4 players decided to buy an AWP and peek double doors on mid. However, apeX decided to peek double doors and he was greeted by firing squad, and milliseconds after he was dead, headshotted by Fnatic’s in-game leader Pronax.  

Fnatic outsmarting EnvyUs, all credit goes to @ImPeterKe - CSGO)

Fnatic outsmarting EnvyUs, all credit goes to @ImPeterKe – CSGO)

To make things even worse, this moment happened in the grand final, where Fnatic eventually lifted the trophy.

Graffiti, just like the play, looks very funny once you have seen it. A terrorist holding 4 AWPs and smiling. This graffiti fits the play perfectly. Sadly, after the rework, Valve did not add this graffiti to the new Dust 2.

(Fnatic outsmarting EnvyUs, all credit goes to @ImPeterKe – CSGO)

What do you think, which Major play deserves a graffiti? Make sure you let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.

Initial Counter-Strike:Global Offensive release contained no weapon skins. However, after a couple of updates, Valve decided to introduce various new CS:GO skins for each and every weapon. To be more precise, skins were added on 14.8.2013., in “The Arms Deal Update”. As you can imagine, this was a big boom in the CS:GO community, as people could trade skins between them, or even sell them for Steam money, or even sell them on external trading sites, which were created in order to let people withdraw real money.


CS:GO skins can appear in three different variations: Stat-trak, souvenir, and regular skins. One thing to be careful in this department is that skin cannot be a souvenir and a stat-trak. Souvenir skins can only be acquired by opening souvenir drops, which drop from the Major matches, or by purchasing them for crazy amounts of money. One more thing about souvenir weapons, every souvenir weapon will have a gold sticker of an MVP of the round it was dropped in. Stat-trak weapons are skinned weapons which will keep track of your kills, every single kill will be tracked on that particular weapon. However, regular skins are easy to understand, they are regular skins, with nothing special attached to them, they are here only for the looks.


There is another variable when it comes to the most popular CS:GO skins. Those are wear values. All the weapons come with one.

  • Factory New
  • Minimal Wear
  • Field-Tested
  • Well-Worn
  • Battle-scarred

As you can probably understand, having a Factory New skin is probably the best and most profitable grade of skin you can acquire. These type of skins look really nice and clean. Minimal wear and Field-tested are also looking decent enough for most of the people. However, the last two types of wear look very used, scratched and overall ugly.


As CS:GO was becoming more popular, so were the skins. Especially in the last couple of years, the skin industry was blooming, especially in the gambling and trading section. Sites like, and similar trading posts were stocked with numerous expensive and less expensive skins, as people could actually sell them for real money, with only a small fee.

Alongside gambling and selling/buying skins, sites like appeared. They were set up as trading platforms, but you were trading with the site, to be more precise, their bot. You were able to exchange CS:GO skins that bored you and acquire a new one, with a fee included in the trade.

Skin industry is going to even deeper depths. Trades and collectors started to appear. Some people were able to trade up their 1$ skin to a 100$ knife, just by trading. There are numerous videos evidence about it. Furthermore, a lot of rich people decided to create a special edition of their CS:GO inventories. For instance, there are numerous collector groups on Steam, where only people who have a total inventory value over $25.000 are invited. There are also people who are willing to pay an enormous amount of money just for one special skin. Youtuber called Sparkles unboxed a souvenir AWP Dragon Lore, and sold it to a Chinese collector for a whopping $20.000.


A lot of younger CS:GO players can not afford the best looking or the most expensive skins in the game. However, there are a couple of solutions for those type of players. Websites like and are some of the most popular ones. You can win points on these sites by watching different videos, doing surveys or even joining random servers and being idle on them.

There are also other ways to earn free Counter-Strike:Global Offensive skins. Let’s take as an example. If you decide to put advertise them by putting their site in your steam username, you will be awarded a daily free spin on their site. You can win money or a free opening of a case on their site, where you will definitely win a fully withdrawable skin, no questions asked.


At the moment, there is a crazy amount of different skins offered by Valve. Not only that, they are releasing new ones in each of new cases, which are added on a regular basis. In this article, I will go over 2 most popular skins for most used weapons in the game.


AWP Dragon Lore

AWP Dragon Lore

An iconic weapon skin in CS:GO. Only a few available to purchase, and it is one of the most expensive CS:GO skins in the game. The lowest price for a battle-scarred one is $450, while the factory new one will cost you $1.200. This skin is definitely a dream for everyone who is a competitive AWPer.

AWP Medusa

AWP Medusa

Another very popular skin. Presents the only challenge to the above mentioned Dragon Lore. Very expensive as well, but who would not want to wield that dark blue medusa. At the moment, the lowest price of AWP Medusa is $310 in the battle-scarred state, and factory new one is priced at $1.110.


AK-47 The Empress

AK-47 The Empress

Take a look at this beauty. Very colorful skin with a brutal piece of art included in it. You can buy it for an average of $50.

AK-47 Fire Serpent

AK-47 Fire Serpent

This skin does not look so nice, however, it is as rare as a Dragon Lore.  For a battle-scarred version of this skin, you will have to play around $40, but for a stat-trak factory new one, a stunning $4000.

M4A4 Howl

M4A4 Howl

In my opinion, this is the most badass skin in the game. But, it is very rare and as expensive as the Dragon Lore and Fire Serpent. Factory new one will cost you around $1000, while the stat-trak factory new will cost you even more, $3.500.

M4A4 Poseidon

M4A4 Poseidon

Not as rare as Howl, but another beautiful skin with a god of sea himself implemented into this sea blue skin. It is not nearly as expensive as other CS:GO skins mentioned in this article, but it is as equally nice. A better-looking version will cost you around $150.

M4A1-S Master Piece

M4A1-S Master Piece

Graffiti inspired skin, which was way more popular 2 years ago, but still, it looks really nice if it is in a clean, not damaged state. This is a fairly cheap skin, the price for a decent state of it is around $60.

M4A1-S Knight

M4A1-S Knight

A sharp, very modern look. Skin covered in pure gold. Most of the professional players tend to use this skin, as it is very unique. Prices are roughly the same, either for factory new or minimal wear state, as it only comes into these two options, $300.




Another badass skin, perfect for removing your opponent’s heads. This skin is preferred by FaZe’s Niko, so if you are a fan of his, this is your chance to have some things in common. It costs around $120.

GLOCK-18 Fade

GLOCK-18 Fade

This is the king of all pistol skins. Looks very simple and modern. But for the weapon that you will mostly use in 2-3 rounds in the match, it costs a lot. Roughly around $300.

USP-S Kill Confirmed

USP-S Kill Confirmed

One bullet, headshot, and blood. This USP-S skin says it all. Once it was released, its price was sky high. But now you can find it for less than $50 in a solid state.


Getting a knife is a dream for most of the CS:GO community. Being able to wield and inspect something more than just a regular knife feels good. To be totally honest, you can buy a real knife way cheaper than a virtual one. With the last couple of updates came even more type of knives, so now you definitely have a tough task in front of you, that being, finding a perfect knife for you. However, since a lot of CS:GO enthusiasts are willing to invest money into the beautiful and scary knife, these would be their best picks.

(BAYONET Fade) - $200

(BAYONET Fade) – $200

(BUTTERFLY KNIFE Tiger Tooth) - $450

(BUTTERFLY KNIFE Tiger Tooth) – $450

(FLIP KNIFE Marble Fade) - $250

(FLIP KNIFE Marble Fade) – $250

(HUNTSMAN KNIFE Crimson Web) - $800

(HUNTSMAN KNIFE Crimson Web) – $800

(KARAMBIT Lore) - $1200

(KARAMBIT Lore) – $1200

(KARAMBIT Gamma Doppler) - $500

(KARAMBIT Gamma Doppler) – $500

(M9 BAYONET Doppler) - $300

(M9 BAYONET Doppler) – $300

Dota 2 Heroes

When we start playing a competitive game, like a hero shooter or a MOBA, we always ask and look for the best heroes to begin with. Not always having the best hero will make us the best player, though.

What is the best hero? It is a subjective question and the answer depends on each player, but there seems to be an answer to the question of which are the most important Dota 2 heroes.

The list we compiled for you includes the most impressive heroes of the competitive scene.


Anti Mage

Anti Mage

When the game was launched back in 2010, Anti-Mage was rated as the king of carry role. He was amongst the most popular picks of TI 1. Back in those days, BurNing, a retired professional player, was considered to be the best Anti-Mage player. To date, no heroes can stand against the might of six slotted Anti-Mage.

Miracle has made a lot of exceptional plays on the hero. Anti-Mage is one of the few champions that can easily push a lane and be clinical in team fights. Even new players can get a lot of wins if the find their way with the Anti-Mage. Anti-Mage is a decent pick in the competitive games as well.

Earth Spirit

Earth Spirit

Earth Spirit

The hero entered in the competitive season at the end of 2015. Since then, Earth Spirit has been one of the best initiators in the game. He can start a fight from a long range owing to his exceptional abilities. This makes it hard for his opponents to react. Jerax has made countless game-changing plays on the hero in the past year. He is considered the best Earth Spirit player in the world.

The most popular hero of the TI6 was Earth Spirit. He was either banned or picked in almost every game of the competition. He is arguably one of the most difficult heroes in the game to learn. However, a good player can cause havoc for the opponents.

Even though the hero is picked on the position 4, an Earth Spirit pick can change the drafting strategy for the opponents. He is in the list of top 10 supports in the pro scene. If you want to be a pro player then learning a complex and ruthless hero like Earth Spirit will surely help you.




One of the most popular picks of the game is Rubick. He has been a phenomenal pick in pro games since its release years ago. The hero is capable of making great rotations and can completely change the game by stealing only 1 spell from his opponents. Even though the hero is just a support, his presence stirs fear in the heart of his opponents.

Jerax, Kuroky, Yapzor, and Puppey are some of the most exceptional players of Rubick. Rubick is among the list of top 10 Dota 2 heroes picked at The International. The hero also features in the most iconic plays of the Dota 2 history. He has been the winning pick for a lot of teams in pro scene. There are tons of eye-catching plays of Rubick on YouTube.




Shadow Fiend was the favorite hero of the game. Now the hero in the spotlight is Invoker. Arguably the hardest hero of the game and the hero with the most number of spells. No hero can match the power of Invoker in any MOBA title of eSports.

Sumiya’s invoker is simply amazing as he holds over 3000 games on the hero. Miracle has also shown impressive skills on the hero. The hero has many fans in the community and once Invoker was in the top 5 most popular heroes of the game. Recently with the change of meta, the popularity of the hero has declined but still, no one can match a superior Invoker player in the mid lane.

There are various Dota 2 sites which offer live build guide as well as suggestions to improve the gameplay on Invoker.

Shadow Fiend

Shadow Fiend

Shadow Fiend

Shadow Fiend is one of the legendary picks of the mid lane. The hero has been exceptionally popular not only in Dota 2 but in the WoW days as well. Over the years countless 1v1 competitions have been hosted for the best Shadow Fiend player of the world. Yaphets was the king of the mid lane in the DotA days. Now Arteezy, Mushi, Miracle, and Ferrari_430 are making exceptional plays on the hero.

A lot of Dota 2 heroes can be played in this position but no one can match the popularity of the Shadow Fiend. He was one of the most effective heroes in the mid lane for the first three years of the game. Even now, Shadow Fiend can make a significant impact in the game.




From 2010 to 2014, one of the most popular support heroes in the game was Chen. He is a phenomenal hero from level one. With great jungling skills, he can easily get early towers for your team. Akke, Chuan and Puppey have made some eye-catching performances on the hero.

He is also in the list of most difficult heroes to learn. But in the right hands, he held the highest win rate. He is in the list of top 15 most banned Dota 2 heroes while in the TI3 he was in the top 3. He was the core of the infamous fountain hook that was clinical in Na’Vi’s TI victory.  The Meta doesn’t favor jungling so Chen is not very popular in the game. However, even the slightest change to the jungle could bring back Chen.

Nature’s Prophet

The king of the ‘Rat Doto’ is Nature’s Prophet. He is the best pusher in the game next to Lycan. He is an exceptional utility hero with the ability teleport anywhere on the map. He is lethal from level 2 and can snowball easily in the game. Many heroes have such a hard time dealing with Prophet.

Admiralbulldog is the king on this hero. He has been playing this hero since 2011. To date, he plays this hero regularly on his Twitch stream. You can also see Mind Control plays. Nature Prophet was a crucial hero to Team Liquid’s victory in TI7. He can be played as a support as well as a carry. He is the 9th most popular hero of the game. His global presence makes him possibly the most versatile hero of the game.

Dark Seer

Dark Seer was the most popular hero in the list back in the early days. The hero can single-handedly win the offlane against multiple heroes. He is in the list of the most legendary plays of Dota 2. He is not exceptional in the lane but can change the landscape of the fight with a couple of spells.

Since the game is very much split up these days, he is not a good pick of this meta. He is in top 5 list of most picked heroes. These days we really don’t see him much in the game, but his talent tree is surely impressive to make him an unstoppable force with a couple of changes in the game. Light of Heaven was a phenomenal player on the hero back in the day. Now we hardly see the hero in solo games.


The most controversial hero of the game is Batrider. He has received tons of nerfs in the past. Still, he prevails in the competitive scene. His popularity is quite high in the party games since he can control team fights. He is great in the lane against almost all the heroes of Dota 2.

He is amongst the most popular picked and banned hero in the pro scene for five straight years. This shows how much the hero is effective. The teams like TNC Predator play Batrider every now and then. Teams still ban him every now and then which just shows how much the hero is prioritized. His mobility cannot be matched by a lot of heroes in Dota 2.


The most dominant hero of competitive history is Io. The hero was key to victory for Alliance in the International 3. He can teleport anywhere on the map with an ally so there’s always a possibility for ganking. With him on the team, there are endless strategies of victory.  

GH, Zai, LiL, and EGM have made historical plays on the hero at the International. It is quite hard to counter him so teams usually ban the hero. In the last TI Io was banned multiple times by the teams playing against Liquid. The hero is hard to play but with time it can win you lost games.

So, are you surprised to see Io in this list? No one plays the hero in solo games and even in the party games, you don’t see him often. But in the competitive, Io is a nightmare for the opponents.

This brings an end to our list. We hope you liked it, we didn’t include heroes like Riki or Phantom Lancer which are absolute cancer in the game.

Over the years, Counter-Strike accumulated a huge professional circuit. There are hundreds of teams competing each day, and new talents and players are emerging on the stage every single day. In today’s article, we will try to point out the players who we feel would belong in a CSGO Hall of Fame. 




As a sign of respect, these guys, the entire roster deserves to be on the top. Their entire line-up played a big part in creating Counter-Strike:Global Offensive as popular as it is today. Sadly, the team is falling apart with 3 players already leaving the roster, that being TaZ, Snax, and Byali. This team won a lot of tournaments throughout the year, most famously known for the “Virtus plow” chants. However, they are veterans now, and they simply can not compete with the rising talent in the likes of Astralis and Natus Vincere. But their names will definitely be written in the CS:GO history books. Here are their 1st place finishes throughout the years.

EMS One Katowice 2014

ESL Pro Series Poland Season 8 Finals

Gfinity 3

Fragbite Masters Season 3

Caseking King of Kings

Acer A-Split Invitational powered by Intel

Copenhagen Games 2015

ESEA Invite Season 18 Global Finals

CEVO Professional Season 7 Finals

ESL ESEA Dubai Invitational 2015

CEVO Professional Season 8 Finals

SL i-League Invitational #1

ELEAGUE Season 1

ESL Pro League Season 4 – Europe Wild Card

DreamHack ZOWIE Open Bucharest 2016

WESG 2016 Poland

DreamHack Master Las Vegas 2017

ECS Season 3 EU Promotion

Adrenaline Cyber League 2017

ECS Season 4 EU Promotion


Jarosław “pashaBiceps” Jarząbkowski

Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski

Filip “NEO” Kubski

Paweł “byali” Bieliński

Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas

Even though Virtus.Pro players are not in their prime anymore, they accumulated a lot of MVP awards throughout the years of competing. Snax had 7 MVP awards before leaving to Mousesports, PashaBiceps has 3, including one Major MVP award. Lastly, NEO has 2 MVP awards.

Robin “flusha” Rönnquist

Robin “flusha” Rönnquist

Robin “flusha” Rönnquist

Robin is still relatively young CS:GO player, as he turned 24 this year. However, he achieved so much throughout his career that he definitely deserves a spot in our Hall of Fame list. Mostly known as Senor Vac, Flusha has been accused of cheating in every tournament. His ability to predict enemies and to position himself in response to that is brutal. He managed to win 3 Major titles with his legendary Fnatic squad until he was transferred to the North American organization Cloud9 in order to revitalize his career.

He was also crowned as the MVP of one of the 3 Majors he participated in, and he won a total of $717,761. He was rated in the top 20 players of the year in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Flusha also helped his team win a total of 30 tournaments, which is a huge number. Alongside his Major MVP award, he has 3 others:

IEM Katowice 2018

FragBite Masters Season 3 Finals

SLTV StarSeries X Finals

Overall, there is still gunpowder left in Robin, and he could prove to be one of the main players to help Cloud9 retain their spot as the best North American team.

Jesper “JW” Wecksell

Jesper “JW” Wecksell

Jesper “JW” Wecksell

Flusha’s teammate in old Fnatic roster, where they achieved a lot of great results. JW is a Swedish born player who was born in 1995. He is mainly known for his crazy aggressive style of play with an AWP. He is also a capable rifler, and once he gets going, he can not be stopped. A fun fact about Jesper, he has his own gaming store in his hometown in Sweden.

He won a total of 21 tournaments in his career, and he was crowned as an MVP a total of 3 times. He was also voted in the top 10 players in the world in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Once Fnatic was on a terror, Olofmeister and JW were the two main stars their team relied on. However, once Olofmeister left the squad, things were never the same again, but because JW is only 23 years old, he will definitely have a chance to cement his place among the best players in the world.

Christopher “GeT_RiGhT Alesund

 Christopher “GeT_RiGhT Alesund

Christopher “GeT_RiGhT Alesund

Another famous veteran on the list. Christoper has been around ever since the Counter-Strike 1.6, but he cemented himself as one of the best once he started competing in CS:GO. GeT_:RiGhT is a Swedish player who only played for one team, that being NIP. He is most famous because of his lurking, and ability to get multi-kills.

“If you do not know where GeT_RiGhT is, check behind you”.

Swedish rifler has one Major title under his belt, followed by 23 won tournaments and 10 MVP awards. However, he is not in his prime anymore, but there are some flashes of old GeT_RiGht every once in a while. Overall, a true legend, for whom sportsmanship and having fun was always a priority. He was voted as the best CS:GO player in the world in 2013 and 2014. He was also second best in 2010 and 2011. In 2015 he was 11th, and lastly, in, 2016 he was 18th.

Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg

 Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg

Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg

Another member from NIP roster is on the list, fellow Swedish veteran F0rest. Just like GeT_RiGht, Patrik was on a different level a couple of years ago. However, he is somehow more consistent than his GeT_RiGhT. F0rest is mostly known for his sharp aim, ability to play with any other weapon, mainly an AWP. Mixed with his enormous experience, you think that you have to play versus a machine or a cheater.

Patrik has won a lot of trophies as well. He also won one Major title, and 24 various leagues and tournaments. He was also crowned as an MVP 8 times, however, his last MVP award was presented to him in late 2016. To conclude, if this guy gets going, there is no stopping him, not just because of his aim, but because how good of a player he overall is. F0rest earned himself a total of $608.071.

Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev

 Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev

Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev

This is probably the youngest Hall of Famer on our list. Aleksandar was born in late 1997, which makes him only 21. At the moment he is playing for a Ukranian organization, Natus Vincere. He is rated as the best CS:GO player in 2018, with a huge rating of 1.32. Even though he did not win a lot of tournaments in his career, he definitely made a mark on each one he participated in. His aim is insane, his ability to play either as a rifler or an AWPer is ridiculous, and I do not even want to start talking about his Desert Eagle skills and ability to take people heads off with just one bullet.

He does not have a single Major under his belt, but he has won 5 different tournaments, and he has 7 MVP awards to his name. Numbers are strange when it comes to him, but this says a lot about his capability to constantly frag. Being crowned as an MVP of a tournament that you lost takes something special, and S1mple is a very special player.

Marcelo “coldzera” David

Marcelo "coldzera" David

Marcelo “coldzera” David

A Brazilian born player, who will turn 23 later in October. He is a former SK member, who is now playing for a Brazilian organization MIBR. Coldzera is mostly known for his ability to do something out of nothing. Give him a weapon and he will produce results(in this case headshots). He is mainly a rifler, but he is also very capable of being a secondary AWPer of the team. Furthermore, his ability to anchor a bomb site is out of this world, and in my opinion, he is probably the best anchor player in the world.

He was at his best while the team was playing for the SK organization. They have won a lot of different tournaments and leagues, including 2 Majors, and he was awarded an MVP award for both of those Majors. He and his teammates won a total of 13 trophies, and alongside his 2 Major MVPs, he also has 6 other MVP awards. Marcelo was voted as the best player in the world for two years in a row, 2016, and 2017 – safe to say he belongs in this years csgo hall of fame induction.

Kenny “kennyS” Schrub

Kenny "kennyS" Schrub

Kenny “kennyS” Schrub

Even though Kenny is only 23, he has been around CS:GO scene for a while now. He is purely known for his lightning-fast reactions and AWP skills. He is a awful type of player to play against. If he gets going there is no stopping him, he will hit every flick shot, and you can not offer him anything, not even a shoulder.

He was voted among the 13 best players for 5 years in a row. He also managed to add one Major trophy to his cabinet, followed by the Major MVP award. He won 11 tournaments in total, and he as 10 MVP awards to his name.

Somehow it feels kennyS could achieve much more if he decides to leave French organization G2. I personally think a lot of organizations are willing to offer him a contract, especially Cloud9 who main AWPer decided to leave the server for good.

Nicolai “device” Reedtz

Nicolai "device" Reedtz

Nicolai “device” Reedtz

A Danish superstar who is currently playing in Astralis. Mechanically, Nicolai may not be the best AWPer and a rifler, but his game sense and IQ are out of this world, positioning and repositioning as well. A lot of people will call him boring, but he is putting kills on board in every single tournament he plays in.

He won a lot of tournaments with Astralis, including 2 Major titles, followed by 14 other tournaments. Furthermore, he has 9 MVP awards to his name, including one Major MVP award.

Device is a type of player who could choose the team he wants to play in. He will never put himself in front of team, he is consistent, he has fast reactions. Overall, a perfect fit for any team. So far he has bagged himself a total of $933.801.

Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom

 Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom

Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom

There is not much to say about this guy. Definitely the best raw aimer in the game, ever. Period. He has been on top of every Counter-Strike:Global Offensive highlight video. He played his best CS:GO while he was a part of EnvyUs. However, they parted ways and ever since Adil is a free agent, who occasionally plays as a stand-in. However, it is just a matter of time before he is picked up by a higher tiered organization. Like many other players, once he gets going there is not stopping him, he will one tap everyone. You can not give him a chance, as he is capable to win multiple duels in only a couple of seconds.

ScreaM did not achieve much in his career so far, as he only won a couple of tournaments, and he has only 1 MVP award to his name. He was also voted as the 7th best CS:GO player in 2013 and 9th in 2016. Even though this seems like he did not do much, his sick ability to find headshots is what made him popular.

Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer

Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer

Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer

Vincent was inactive for the most part of 2018, but he is coming back in style. He will captain newly formed team Vitality. However, prior to this, he played a big part in CS:GO eSports scene. Mainly, he was an in-game leader and a rifler/lurker for French teams. Not a lot of people enjoy watching him play, but he definitely made his mark in Counter-Strike:Global Offensive. Some may refer to him as a baiter, but to be honest, he is playing a role where you will either win a round yourself or your teammates will die and you will be in a no man’s land.

Happy has won 2 Major titles, followed by one Major MVP award. Alongside Majors, he has also won a total of 12 different tournaments, and he was crowned as an MVP for 4 times in total.

Future is bright for Happy and his new team, as he will captain one of the best talents in CS:GO, Zywoo.

Nikola “Niko” Kovač

Nikola “Niko” Kovač

Nikola “Niko” Kovač

Nikola is also a very young, but very experienced and capable player. Bosnian has proven himself while he was playing for a German roster, Mousesports. His precision and first bullet accuracy are what makes him so good. He is also capable of in-game leading and putting frags on the board continuously. That sealed him a move to FaZe Clan, where he proved himself as their best player as well.

Niko does not have a lot of tournaments under his belt, as he only won 6 tournaments in total. However, he has 3 MVP awards to his name. Furthermore, Niko was voted as the second best player in 2017.

The only thing Niko lacks is a Major title, which I am sure he will win eventually, as he is getting better every year. The trend will definitely continue.

Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer

Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer

Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer

Another ex-Fnatic and Swedish player is among the best ever. Mainly, Olof is a rifler, a very capable one, as he is able to deliver multi frags regularly. He is also very proficient with an AWP as well. He played his best CS:GO under Fnatic. Once he moved to FaZe Clan, he was idle for a while, because he was coping with an injury. However, he is back now, and he is improving constantly.

Olofmeister was voted as the best player in the world in 2015, the time when he was on a terror with Fnatic. So far in his career, he won a total of 2 Major titles, and he was once an MVP of an Major. He also has 19 other tournaments and leagues in his trophy cabinet, followed by 4 other MVP awards.

Adam “friberg” Friberg

Adam “friberg” Friberg

Adam “friberg” Friberg

Yet another veteran makes his way on our list. Adam was active ever since 2007, that is over a decade of competing in eSports events. Friberg made his name famous back in the days when the competition was not that strong. He is mainly an in-game leader, but his recoil control is mind-blowing. He was playing his best CS:GO while he was a part of NIP roster, a couple of years ago.

Even though he is not at his best lately, Adam achieved a lot in his professional career. Mainly, he has won a Major title and he was also an MVP of that Major. He also won a total of 23 tournaments so far in his career.  

Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo

Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo

Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo

Second Brazilian on the list. He is an in-game leader and an AWPer for MIBR. However, he played his best CS:GO while he was a part of SK organization. Gabriel is a very capable AWPer, not just because of his fast reactions, mainly because of his positioning and ability to predict his enemies.

Fallen won a total of 13 tournaments in his career, 2 Major titles as well. He also received 4 MVP awards for his AWP skills, and he was voted as the second best player in 2016.

However, this is not why Gabriel makes this list. He earned a total of $850,057. He did not keep the money for himself, he invested in the eSports in Brazil. He gave back to the community. It shows how grateful he is. Furthermore, he is an owner of Games Academy, an eSports organization whose main goal is to find talented players and provide them with the best conditions to practice and compete.

Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács

Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács

Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács

A Slovakian player, mainly an AWPer, who proved himself as one of the best for a couple of years now. Ladislav is a great mixture between an aggressive and a passive player. You never know what can you expect from him. That made him very popular and high in demand, as he was transferred from Natus Vincere to FaZe Clan, where he is still proving that he belongs at the top.

For a 27 years old player, Guardian has played a huge number of tournaments. He came on top 14 times and has 7 various MVP awards to his name. Furthermore, he was voted as the second best player in 2015, and he made the list for 5 years in a row, which shows how consistent he is.

Just like his teammate Niko, Ladislav only lacks a Major trophy to seal himself among the best players in the world, but there are still a lot of Majors in front of him.


What do you think, who else should be included in our list? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.

Counter-Strike:Global Offensive was always a competitive game. There were always a lot of teams trying their best to succeed, but some are more talented than others. In this article, I will talk about 10 best CS:GO teams in 2018.




Astralis is a Europen team, Danish organization to be more precise. They have been dominating CS:GO professional scene for a while now, and there are no teams skilled enough to challenge them. They are so good because of a few things. Mainly, they are basing their gameplay on a 5 man unit, not just around one of their star players. Secondly, their chemistry and timings are so good, that a lot of CS:GO enthusiast call them boring, because they are able to dominate any team. Furthermore, everyone on Astralis is able to step up when called upon, especially their main AWPer, Device. These are all the tournaments that Astralis took part in 2018:

Team Highlights

  • ELEAGUE Major Boston 2018 – 12-14th
  • StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 – 5-8th
  • Intel Extreme Masters XII – World Championship – 3rd-4th
  • DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 – 1st
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 – Europe – 6th
  • Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Sydney – 2nd
  • Esports Championship Series Season 5 – Europe – 1st
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 – Finals – 1st
  • Esports Championship Series Season 5 – Finals –  1st
  • ESL One: Cologne 2018 –  3rd-4th
  • ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 – 1st
  • DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 – 2nd
  • FACEIT Major: London 2018 – 1st
  • BLAST Pro Series: Istanbul 2018 – 1st

So far in 2018, Astralis won 7 tournaments, which is ridiculous. I do not think that there is any roster able to parry with them any time soon. Ever since they were founded in 2016, they won a total sum of $4,165,034. A lot of praises have to go to their coach as well, that being Zonic. He is pulling all the strings, and he is one of the main reason they are so successful. Fun fact, they also have a psychiatrist.


  • Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth
  • Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen
  • Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander
  • Nicolai “device” Reedtz
  • Emil “Magisk” Reif




Na’vi is a Ukranian organization founded in 2012. They have been on a terror lately, however, they always fell short after facing Danish team, Astralis. Most of their play is based around one player, that being S1mple. What else to say about him, let’s just call him the best player in the world right now. He is primarily an AWPer, but he is proficient with a rifle as well, and I do not want to talk about his desert eagle skills, which are off the roof. Overall, he is a beast. But, he is not able to perform at his best 24/7. Sometimes, he will fail to deliver, and the team will suffer because of it, because there is not enough firepower, if he does not show up. However, their latest addition to the roster, Electronic, has proven himself as a very skilled player, mainly with rifles. Natus Vincere took part in 12 different tournaments so far in 2018, these are the results:

Team Highlights

  • ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 – 3rd-4th
  • StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 – 2nd
  • DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 – 2nd
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 – Europe – 3rd
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 – Finals – 3rd-4th
  • StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 5 – 1st
  • CS:GO Asia Championships 2018 – 1st
  • ESL One: Cologne 2018 – 1st
  • ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 – 3rd-4th
  • DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 – 5-8th
  • FACEIT Major: London 2018 – 2nd
  • ESL One: New York 2018 – 5-6th

As you can see from their results, the Ukranian organization is always up there with the best, but they are lacking another skilled player in their roster if they want to present a challenge to the reigning kings, Astralis. In total, Na’vi made a total of $2,743,691. Their star player managed to win 7 MVP awards from various tournaments, that shows you how good he is. He is really stepping up this year, and I can not see anyone taking his place as the best Counter-Strike:Global Offensive player of the year.


  • Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev
  • Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko
  • Egor “flamie” Vasilyev
  • Aleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev
  • Denis “electronic” Sharipov




A North American based CS:GO team, consisted out of American, Canadian, and Brazil players. This is a team that has been on a rise as of late. However, they are always linked to a term “choke”. They will always get so close to the finish line, but somehow they just stop. That cost them a lot lately, but they are never giving up. Ever since TACO arrived they have been playing really structured, most of their plays were made on teamwork and chemistry, but they also have individuals who are able to step up in the likes of NAF and Twistzz. If they are able to sort out their choke problem, team Liquid has a lot of potential to endanger top teams in the CS:GO. They also have a Brazilian coach, Zews, who helped the team a lot, and they are showing that they are constantly improving. Unlike other teams, they are constantly playing tournaments, if we exclude qualifiers, they have played a total of 14 tournaments so far in 2018.

Team Highlights:

  • ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 – 12-14th
  • cs_summit 2 – 1st
  • StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 – 3rd
  • Intel Extreme Masters XII – World Championship – 3rd-4th
  • DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 – 9-12th
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 – North America – 1st
  • Esports Championship Series Season 5 – North America – 3rd
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 – Finals – 2nd
  • StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 5 – 5-8th
  • Esports Championship Series Season 5 – Finals – 2nd
  • ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018 – 3rd-4th
  • ESL One: Cologne 2018 – 13-16th
  • ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 – 2nd
  • FACEIT Major: London 2018 – 3rd-4th
  • ESL One: New York 2018 – 2nd

Even though team Liquid only won 2 tournaments so far this year, you can see that they are always on. They also have a total of 4 2nd place finishes, and it takes just a bit more luck and practice to lift more trophies. However, there are bright days ahead of this team and its organization, because this team is filled with potential.


  • Nick “nitr0” Cannella
  • Keith “NAF” Markovic
  • Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski
  • Epitacio “TACO” de Melo
  • Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken




There is a lot of hype around this Brazilian/American roster. This is a Brazilian core, from a former SK roster. They were dominating everyone in the last couple of years, but something happened to them, as they were in a real slump. However, this team was picked up in June of 2018. They added two former members of Cloud9, Tarik and Stewie2k. Not so long ago, they decided to appoint CS:GO analyst Janko Paunovic as their coach, which helped them a lot. He has a vast knowledge when it comes to strategies and game plan. This team is mostly based on aggressive plays from fer and a super reliable rifler and secondary AWPer, Coldzera. As I said before, they were in a real slump, but they are fixing their problems on the go and you can see that from their results in 2018.


  • ESL One: Cologne 2018 – 7-8th
  • ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 – 5-6th
  • ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 – 1st
  • DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 – 5-8th
  • FACEIT Major: London 2018 – 3rd-4th
  • BLAST Pro Series: Istanbul 2018 – 2nd

MIBR did not play a lot of tournaments so far, but they definitely showed their old form. This is a team with enormous potential. They have not been together long enough in order to produce constant top 3 finishes, but they definitely will, they just need more time.


  • Gabriel “Fallen” Toledo
  • Tarik “tarik” Celik
  • Fernando “fer” Alvarenga
  • Jake “Stewie2k” Yip
  • Marcelo “coldzera” David




This is an American organization, however, their CS:GO team is representing Europe, as its consisted out of European players. Founded in 2016., this team’s potential was off the roof. CEO of FaZe Clan managed to get 5 superstar players in one team. They were all led by their in-game leader karrigan. However, they were much better last year. Also, some players probably do not want to be in shadows, as they feel that they can contribute more. Also, as of late, their new in-game leader Niko stated that they are lacking when it comes to communication in game, and how everyone is doing something as an individual, but they should be a unit, a team. Even though they are having problems, that did not stop them from winning. They played a total of 16 tournaments so far this year, these are the results:

Team Highlights:

  • ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 – 2nd
  • StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 – 4th
  • Intel Extreme Masters XII – World Champions – 2nd
  • V4 Future Sports Festival – Budapest 2018 – 3rd-4th
  • DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 – 5th-8th
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 – Europe – 4th
  • Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Sydney – 1st
  • Esports Championship Series Season 5 – Europe – 3rd
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 – Finals – 3rd-4th
  • Esports Championship Series Season 5 – Finals – 3rd-4th
  • ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018 – 1st
  • ESL One: Cologne 2018 – 3rd-4th
  • ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 – 7-8th
  • DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 – 5-8th
  • FACEIT Major: London 2018 – 5-8th
  • ESL One: New York 2018 – 7-8th

You can see that they are in a slump at the moment, but they definitely deserve a spot in the top 10 best CS:GO teams of 2018. Also, the tournaments they won, they played with a stand-in, Cromen. This player did not mind playing the most boring role, a support player. He was making plays for the team all the time, creating space for star players to shine. Who knows, maybe this is the main problem with this roster, and they will probably make at least one change in the near future. One thing is sure if you underestimate them, they will make you pay, as they are that individually good. FaZe Clan made a total sum of $2,586,347.


  • Finn “karrigan” Andersen
  • Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer
  • Ladislav “Guardian” Kovács
  • Nikola “Niko” Kovač
  • Håvard “rain” Nygaard




A professional CS:GO organization based in Germany. This organization has a long history, as they were founded in 2002. I was always looking at this organization as a talent factory. They were always able to attract young talented players in their team. But their rise started with Niko. But they did not want to change certain players in their team, so he was sold to FaZe Clan. Not so long after that, the team went into full rebuild mode. The only player who stayed was ChrisJ. They made a core based on AWPing skills of Oskar. And lastly, they added Snax from Virtus.Pro in order to get more firepower as they benched STYKO. It took them a while to find their footing, but they are firing on all cylinders now. They played a total of 15 tournaments in 2018, and this is what they achieved:


  • ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 – 5-8th
  • StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 – 1st
  • V4 Future Sports Festival – Budapest 2018 – 1st
  • DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 – 5-8th
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 – Europe – 1st
  • Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Sydney – 3rd-4th
  • Esports Championship Series Season 5 – Europe – 7th
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 – Finals – 5th-6th
  • StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 5 – 3rd-4th
  • ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018 –2nd
  • ESL One: Cologne 2018 – 9-12th
  • ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 – 3rd-4th
  • DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 – 3rd-4th
  • FACEIT Major: London 2018 – 15-16th
  • ESL One: New York 2018 – 1st

As you can see, they are a team capable of beating everyone. Winning 4 trophies in a year is not a small achievement, especially for the upcoming youngsters, this is definitely a morale booster. There are a lot of young guys in the team, starting with Ropz, who is 18 now. This is a player who has a such a big potential, and I think he can lead this Mouz roster to win many more trophies.


  • Chris “ChrisJ” de Jong
  • Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný
  • Robin “ropz” Kool
  • Miikka “suNny” Kemppi
  • Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski




A Danish organization, affiliated with F.C. Copenhagen, a football club from Denmark. This team is providing constant results, however, they are struggling when they have to face the best teams out there. Recent roster shuffles are suiting this organization really well. They brought in Cadian and gade, who replaced former in-game leader MSL and mertz. This will never be a number one team in my books, but they definitely have a chance to upset, and they should always be looked on as a dark horse. They have played 13 tournaments this year, and these are the results:

Team Highlights:

  • ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 – 15-16th
  • cs_summit 2 – 5-6th
  • Intel Extreme Masters XII – World Championship – 7-8th
  • Copenhagen Games 2018 – 3-4th
  • Masters: Season 1 – 2nd
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 – Europe – 9th
  • DreamHack Open Tours 2018 – 1st
  • StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 5 – 3-4th  
  • DreamHack Open Summer 2018 – 3-4th
  • ESL One: Cologne 2018 – 9-12th
  • DreamHack Open Valencia 2018 – 1st
  • DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 – 1st
  • FACEIT Major: London 2018 – 17-19th

You can clearly see from their result, that this is a roster capable of winning lower tier tournaments, but once they have to step up against big guys, they struggle. However, with their latest addition, this could change, as they are improving match by match.


  • Philip “aizy” Aistrup
  • Valdemar “valde” Bjørn
  • Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjærbye
  • Casper “cadiaN” Møller
  • Nicklas “gade” Gade




This is another German CS:GO organization, who should be taken really seriously. This is mainly a German-based roster, however, their AWPer is from England. Ever since they added Smooya to their roster, they have been improving, team feels more energic, more aggressive and simply, better. When things get rough, the team can always rely on Tabsen to carry them through. And he delivered, many times. They only played 8 significant tournaments so far, and this is how they performed:

Team Highlights:

  • ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 – 12-14th
  • Play2Live Cryptomasters – 3rd-4th
  • World Electronic Sports Games 2017 – 9-12th
  • Qi Invitational – 7-8th
  • ESEA Season 27: Global Challenge – 1st
  • ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018 – 5-6th
  • ESL One: Cologne 2018 – 2nd
  • FACEIT Major: London 2018 – 5-8th

Results will not show as much, but BIG should be considered as a darkhorse on every single tournament they take part in. They are always able to step up their game when they are underdogs, and they come out on top many times so far. They even bested Astralis not so long ago, and that tells you a lot about them. If they are able to constantly play like this, they definitely have a chance to cement themselves as one of the best teams in the world.


  • Fatih “gob b” Dayik
  • Johannes “tabseN” Wodarz
  • Johannes “nex” Maget
  • Tizian “tiziaN” Feldbusch
  • Owen “smooya” Butterfield




Yet another Nort American organization who finds themselves on this list. They have been on fire lately, all thanks to their star players, CeRq and nahtE. Their main AWPer CeRq has been brought in all the way from Bulgaria in order to help them fight the best. NRG was always “hot and cold” team, they can lose to worst teams out there, on the other hand, they can also beat the best CS:GO teams in the world. They had to play a lot of minors and qualifiers in order to perform in front of the crowd, and this is how they performed:

Team Highlights:

  • ESL Pro League Season 7 – North America – 2nd
  • Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Sydney – 9-12th
  • Esports Championship Series Season 5 – North America – 1st
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 – Finals – 9-12th
  • StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 5 – 2nd
  • Esports Championship Series Season 5 – Finals – 3-4th
  • Americas Minor Championship – London 2018 – 4th
  • Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Shanghai – 1st
  • DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 – 13-16th
  • ESL One: New York 2018 – 3rd-4th

This is definitely a team that can perform under the pressure. However, they also lack consistency. They are filled with talent and firepower, but on the other hand, they are very inexperienced. NRG also needs to work out on their map pool, as they are getting crushed on certain maps because they are not preparing for them. We will see how far will CeRq be able to carry this team.


  • Jacob “FugLy” Medina
  • Damian “daps” Steele
  • Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte
  • Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov
  • Ethan “nahtE” Arnold


This is a team based in Ukraine. They are a mixture of raw skill and experience. Their two main players ISSA and woxic are brand new core of this team. Their ability to influence the game with their individual play is unbelievable. On the other hand, the experience provided by ANGE1 and bondik will help their star players to perform even better. They also had to play a lot of qualifiers this year, but they also attended some bigger tournaments. These are the results:

Team Highlights:

  • StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 – 9-11th
  • V4 Future Sports Festival – Budapest 2018 – 3rd-4th
  • Masters: Season 1 – 1st
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 – Europe – 7th
  • DreamHack Open Tours 2018 – 2nd
  • StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 5 – 12-14th
  • Moche XL Esports – 2nd
  • CIS Minor Championship – London 2018 – 1st
  • Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Shanghai – 5-6th
  • DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 – 9-12th
  • FACEIT Major: London 2018 – 5-8th

Hellraisers proved themselves versus lower tier teams, and they are yet to compete versus the best on a regular basis. However, they recently showed that they can play versus bigger teams. This team can only improve, as I think that they are a perfect mix of skill, talent, and experience.


  • Kirill “ANGE1” Karasov
  • Vladyslav “bondik” Nеchуроrchuk
  • Bence “DeadFox” Böröcz
  • Özgür “woxic” Eker
  • Issa “ISSA” Murad
Hellraisers at StarLadder 2018

Hellraisers at StarLadder 2018


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