Who is the new “King of Banana” in CSGO?

Joe O'Brien

During his time with Ninjas in Pyjamas, Adam ‘Friberg’ Friberg became known as the “King of Banana” for his mastery of the position on CS:GO map Inferno.

Since then, though, the map has seen a complete overhaul, with the new version of Inferno being reintroduced to the competitive map pool in 2017.

Though the banana area was reworked, its basic shape remains the same – but for this new version of banana, should there be a new king?

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Friberg earned his crown for a series of legendary plays in banana, shutting down opposing teams single-handedly. Surely, then, the modern monarch must earn the title the same way – with big plays, and bigger sprays.

We’ve taken a look at which players have produced the most highlight-worthy plays in banana over the last two years to see if there’s an obvious heir to the throne, or whether the line of succession can be contested by multiple players.

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About The Author

Joe O'Brien was a veteran esports and gaming journalist, with a passion and knowledge for almost every esport, ranging from Call of Duty, to League of Legends, to Overwatch. He joined Dexerto in 2015, as the company's first employee, and helped shape the coverage for years to come.