Astralis’ Andreas ‘Xyp9x’ Højsleth has been hailed the clutch king of CS:GO for some time, but is that merely an old wives’ tale? Mythbusters breaks down the stats and paints the picture.
The likes of Richard ‘shox’ Papillon and Xyp9x are names synonymous with clutch for anyone who has followed the highest level of Counter-Strike for some time. With the pair constantly turning up for their teams in high stakes situations, they have both garnered a reputation for being incredibly dangerous as the last man standing.
But with some fresh blood on the scene, are they about to be dethroned as the top clutchers in the modern era of CS:GO?
Team Vitality’s Zywoo is widely considered the best all-round player in the game. But can he snatch Xyp9x’ title?
While there is no doubt that the Astralis veteran has a knack in 1vX situations that cannot simply be taught, a dive into some recent statistics shows that the Danish legend has some stiff competition.
While the stats paint one picture, there are many intangibles that make it virtually impossible for numbers to define.
Although, one thing is for sure… The Clutch Minister continues to show up big at when it matters the most — which is all thanks to his shrewd, methodical approach that most definitely puts him in a league of his own.
The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.
BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.
That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.
THE EU VS NA RIVALRIES ARE FINALLY BACK!😍
We are thrilled to welcome the NA teams to Europe and once again settle the score on which continent holds the best CS:GO team 💪
BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.
For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.
BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams
12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.