The stats that show why XANTARES is more than a CSGO onliner - Dexerto
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The stats that show why XANTARES is more than a CSGO onliner

Published: 15/Aug/2020 1:14

by Theo Salaun

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Berlin International Gaming’s Ismailcan ‘XANTARES’ Dortkardes has been credited as a major reason for BIG’s recent online CS:GO success, and his stats show just why fans shouldn’t be quick to call him an “onliner.”

In January 2020, BIG dropped to No. 46 on HLTV’s rankings, the lowest in the organization’s history. But, thanks to an upsurge of play during the online era, the organization has reached No. 1 on both HLTV and ESL’s lists.

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Unsurprisingly, detractors have looked to discredit one of BIG’s most improved players, XANTARES, as solely talented in online play — a criticism that statistics actually prove to be unjustified.

As someone who has only played 44 LAN events in his career, the Turkish-Macedonian has a small sample size for comparisons between online and offline play. And it is true that he is exceptional online, as the rifler has never gone under a 1.14 yearly rating.

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Before joining BIG, Xantares built his reputation playing for Space Soldiers.

But despite the small sample size and consistent online excellence, his LAN play has not been as inferior as detractors seem to believe. For example, looking back at 2016, XANTARES posted an impressive 1.21 yearly rating in online play, but also a formidable 1.35 on LAN, meaning he played just as well, if not better, at actual events.

 Ultimately, BIG will need to prove this form can last into offline play, but the critiques that their star is solely an onliner appear widely, unjustly exaggerated.

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The stats that prove kennyS is CSGO’s AWP GOAT

Published: 1/Oct/2020 10:48

by Shane King

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Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub is arguably Counter-Strike’s greatest AWPer of all-time and is considered one of the game’s most mechanically gifted players in history.

Kenny, has reached heights most aspiring pros could only dream of. But after leading his all-French lineup to their Major win, the sniping sensation has had his fair share of ups and downs.

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After his roller-coaster time at Envy, Schrub moved to G2 Esports and this is where everything started falling into place. After taking some time restructuring the French AWPer now finds himself among a roster of players willing to support his unorthodox style of play.

One of the most impressive stats the veteran has is that he holds the record for the most AWP kills of all time with 18,371, with Guardian coming in second with 16,214, and ENCE star Allu is in third with 13,862.

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A now rejuvenated Kenny is leading G2’s charge back to the top of CS:GO, but is the AWP GOAT past his sell-by date? Here’s what the stats say.