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HLTV reveals the Top 20 CS:GO Pros of 2018

by Calum Patterson

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Popular CS:GO website 'HLTV' has begun the countdown to unveiling their pick for the best player of 2018, with the first players in the top 20 now revealed.

Often seen as the definitive list for the top players over the last year in CS:GO, HLTV's top 20 always sparks plenty of discussion and debate.

Everything is considered, from individual performances to team achievements, to determine the very best - and in what order.

Previous years have seen the usual suspects such as MiBR's Marcelo 'coldzera' David for two years running, or FaZe Clan's Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer, during Fnatic's dominant 2015, top the list.

But fans are expecting a new name to top the list for 2018, although not everyone agrees as to who it should be.

While many would elect Ukrainian star Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev as by far the finest individual player, others believe that due to his outstanding performances with the dominant Astralis team, Nicolai 'device' Reedtz could have a chance at number 1.

HLTV Top 20 players of 2018 (CS:GO)

20. Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså

ESL
ESL


19. Robin 'ropz' Kool

DreamHack
DreamHack


18. Håvard 'rain' Nygaard

Dexerto
Dexerto


17. Timothy 'autimatic' Ta

FACEIT
FACEIT


16. Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi

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@borodasltv / Twitter



15. Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski



14. Tomáš 'oskar' Štastný

Dreamhack
Dreamhack


13. Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth



12. Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken



11. Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács



10. Marcelo 'coldzera' David

MiBR
MiBR


9. Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson

DreamHack
DreamHack


8. Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander



7. Emil 'Magisk' Reif



6. Keith 'NAF' Markovic



5. Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen



4. Denis 'electronic' Sharipov



3. Nikola 'NiKo' Kovac



2. Nicolai 'dev1ce' Reedtz



1. Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev

Dexerto
Dexerto