donk makes Counter-Strike history with best IEM Katowice performance ever

Carver Fisher
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IEM Katowice is one of Counter-Strike’s longest-standing and iconic tournaments, and many a CS legend has been made in this arena. donk, however, has outdone every Counter-Strike player that has set foot on the Katowice stage with the best overall stats in the tournament’s history.

donk’s story is one that many Counter-Strike 2 fans have been following going into IEM Katowice, with him and the rest of Team Spirit taking the esteemed esports club to their very first IEM Katowice final.

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Not only did he take them there, though; 17-year-old donk carried Team Spirit to a decisive 3-0 win against FaZe Clan, the most dominant org in modern Counter-Strike.

Team Spirit’s run alone and his role on the team would have been enough to make IEM Katowice 2024 worth talking about for years to come, but donk individually set a record for the highest rating in the history of the tournament, cementing himself as a Counter-Strike 2 legend.

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donk demolishes FaZe Clan & breaks IEM Katowice record

Stats aside, donk was consistently on the top of the kill charts for every match Team Spirit played at IEM Katowice. He just makes magic happen in 1v3s and 1v4s as one of the world’s best Riflers, and his spray control has allowed him to act like a one-man army as an entry fragger.

donk’s performance has turned heads, and he almost instantly cemented himself as the next big star in Counter-Strike 2. This set wasn’t even close.

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donk’s scores in the final three maps were as follows:

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  • Nuke: 32/14
  • Mirage: 24/18
  • Overpass: 26/8

With these scores in mind, donk’s overall K/D ratio was 2.05. On average, he took at least two people down with him in each round through the Grand Final, and that doesn’t even include assists. He was pulling his weight on the team and then some.

At the end of this one-sided win for Team Spirit, donk did more than just win the MVP award; he broke records.

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He cleared all the best Counter-Strike players in one go with a hard-carry performance that’ll be remembered for years, right at the start of Counter-Strike 2’s life as an esport.

With Team Spirit running through the tournament and only losing one map through the entire run, they’re set up to create a dynasty for themselves. Especially considering this win instantly qualifies them for IEM Cologne and BLAST Premier 2024.

With how young donk is, he’s got a long career ahead of him. Those who have become fans of donk as a result of his historic win this year are surely waiting with bated breath to see what this young phenom does next.

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Carver is an editor for Dexerto based in Chicago. He finished his screenwriting degree in 2021 and has since dedicated his time to covering League of Legends esports and all other things gaming. He leads League esports coverage for Dexerto, but has a passion for the FGC and other esports. Contact Carver at carver.fisher@dexerto.com