Best CS:GO players

CS: GO. A small acronym that is meaningless to people unfamiliar with gaming. But for any gamer, this game is legendary. Millions of people spend their free time every day playing their favorite video game, a feat that no other game has achieved.

But in addition to people who just have fun in Counter-Strike, some avid players dedicate themselves to the game. They are called e-sportsmen. Today we will look at the top of the most successful and most skilled players in the entire history of Global Offensive. Also on this list will be players who have already finished their eSports career (which does not make them inferior).

The best CS:GO players in 5 in-game roles

● In-game leader ( Capitan )

Karrigan. Finn Andersen is currently one of the most famous captains. Finn is the one who not only makes rounds but also does the household work of the captain. He motivates you to play and will point out your mistakes. Karrigan, as Faze Clan captain, won the 2022 Major, fulfilling his long-held dream.

● Openfragger

XANTARES. A Turkish player with a 16% open frag percentage. Once – the best aimer and rifler. Also known for their XANTARES PEEK, a peak style that has no equal.

● Sniper

The most stable and best AWP player in the entire history of CS:GO is undoubtedly Ukrainian Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev. His AWP K/D is 2.24, which is the highest of all times.

● Lurker

One of the most difficult roles, because you need to predict the opponent’s actions and catch good and profitable timings for yourself and your teammates. Lurkers should give information and wait for their opponents in places where they would never expect to meet you. Sergej is endowed with all these qualities. ENCE Star in 2019.

● Support

The best support in the entire history of CS:GO is Xyp9x – the star of the legendary Astralis team. 4 times consecutive Major champion. Also recognized as the clutch minister for the highest percentage of clutches taken (in the era of Astralis dominance).

Top 10 CS:GO players

10. Freddy «KRIMZ» Johansson

Taking the main role in the team, his average rating for 1719 cards is 1.05 (!). Also, in 2014-2020, he got into the top of the best players of the year 5 times.

9. Christopher «GeT_RiGhT» Alesund

He has completed his career at the moment. In the HLTV Rating, he was the top-2 player of the year 2 times (2011-2012) and took the top 1 twice (2013-2014). In 2019, he left NiP after 7 years of playing for this team. It was during the GeT_RiGhT era that ninjas made an absolute record, winning 87 cards in a row. So far, no one has managed to surpass them. Participated in the Major finals 5 times, where he won ESL One Cologne 2014.

8. Marcelo «coldzera» David

Brazilian. Champion of two Major championships. and 2 times top-1 player according to HLTV. During his eSports career, he won such major tournaments as BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen 2019, ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018, Intel Extreme Masters XII – Sydney, and many others.

7. Patrick «f0rest» Lindberg

Patrick is one of the few people who was able to play more than 2000 cards on the pro stage. For such a huge amount, he was able to keep his average rating at 1.11. We remind you that he is already 33 years old. Major champion as part of NiP in 2014. 

6. Gabriel «FalleN» Toledo

Brazilian pro player. Performed the role of AWP in the MIBR team. In 2015, he was chosen as the most influential person in Brazilian eSports. 2016-2017 is the time of FalleN’s father’s dominance as the best AWP player and captain. And yes, he could combine these two roles and remain at the highest level. MLG Major Championship: Columbus as a Luminosity Gaming player.

5. Olof «olofmeister» Kajbjer

As part of the legendary and undefeated at the time, Fnatic won the Major twice. He repeatedly entered the top 20 best players of the year, and in 2015 he topped this rating. Known to many players for his memorable round on Overpass when he defused a bomb while burning in the Molotov. There is graffiti on B-plant dedicated to this moment.

4. Ladislav «GuardiaN» Kovac

6 times in the top 20 players of the year according to HLTV (2013-2018). Awarded with 8 MVP medals in the most prestigious tournaments. Slovakian, who participated in two Major finals. Won such tournaments as BLAST Pro Series: Miami 2019, EPICENTER 2018, and ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018. Currently plays for Singularity as a sniper.

3. Nikola «NiKo» Kovac

Currently, this Bosnian is the best rifler and aimer. Known as a former Faze Clan player and more recently G2. One of the most consistent and productive players of all time. 10 times he was included in the list of the best players of the year according to HLTV versions and not only. The owner of 7 MVP medals and the champion of many major tournaments since 2017.

2. Nikolay «dev1ce» Reedtz

Working with Astralis for 5 years, he became the record holder for majors won, namely 4 majors in a row in 2017-2019. He played the role of a sniper in his team. 19 times awarded MVP of various most prestigious tournaments, and this is only according to the version of HLTV. From 2014 to 2021, every year he was included in the top 20 players of the year. Nikolai is also among the top 30 gamers according to Forbes magazine.

The best CS:GO player in the world

1.   Oleksandr «s1mple» Kostyliev

This player is a god of this game. Sasha is versatile because before playing for Natus Vincere he was a rifler, and AWP was GuardiaN. s1mple has been playing on the pro scene for 9 years. During this time, he gained an incredible amount of experience, which helps him in every match.

Playing on the tier-1 stage for 7 years, Sasha showed unreal results in his game. Despite the 5-year ban, s1mple did not give up, on the contrary, he was even more charged and became even more hungry for victories and achievements. In 2022, he became the player with the most MVP awards, that is, he received 20 MVPs. He got into the top 10 players of the year 6 times, 2 of them in 1st place, and 3 in second place. He also won the Intel Grand Slam with his native Na`Vi team, i.e. victory in four of the world’s most prestigious tournaments in a row. And finally won the championship at PGL Major Stockholm 2021 after losing three finals of this tournament. 

The most famous CS:GO players


A famous pro player who created an incredible sensation around himself by popularizing such a shooting technique as a one-tap. His kill percentage to the head is 70.6%. Since 2019, no one has been able to beat this indicator.


Player of the same first Na`Vi squad that won the Intel Extreme Masters 4 in 2010. Retired from eSports in September 2019 after 17 years of playing. Captained Team Gambit in 2017, with whom they won the PGL Major Krakow 2017. Also known for appearing on the BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2018 scene.


Finished his career. Played Counter-Strike: Global Offensive since its inception. For 5 years of playing, he was first invited to Complexity Gaming, and later to Cloud 9, where he played from 2014 to 2017. He was one of the most popular streamers in the world in CS and not only.

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