One of the biggest CSGO competitions of the year, the ESL Pro League Season 17, has begun and will run through the end of March 2023. Although CSGO is primarily a team game, outstanding individual efforts can significantly influence a match’s result.
Rarely, a single player may take their squad through an entire competition with outstanding performances in most games. Find below the five best players from every 17th ESL Pro League group who could perform in such games.
Jame, from Russia, is one of the greatest players of this generation; he may not be as absurdly quick as several of his more glamorous teammates, but when he is on, he is a natural talent.
The commander of Outsiders, the CS: GO team that Virtus.pro is using neutrally, guided his squad to victory at the IEM Rio Major, the 2nd Valve-sponsored competition of 2022, in November, even though they were at best underdogs.
The player contributed to his team’s success in the last group stage with a fantastic 1.13 rating and 1265 Maps. Jame is a fantastic anchor who can secure virtually any area on any map. He is also renowned for driving himself and his squad hard to pursue superior outcomes.
A competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitor for Fnatic, Mezii, is from the United Kingdom. He believes that Heroic is consistently one of the most difficult teams to play due to their constantly wagering and over-rotating playstyle. So, it isn’t easy. Since they implemented the adjustments, communication has remained their top priority.
He has played 618 maps and has 11915 total kills, a headshot percentage of 50.1%, and 10540 total deaths. He finished 16653 rounds in total. He has a 1.08 ranking and 618 maps and can surprise at various times throughout the season.
In Group A of the ESL Pro League Season 17, sh1ro, a sharpshooter for Cloud9, became the top performer from Russia. With a stellar 1.49 rating, the 21-year-old games player significantly contributed to his team’s victory in the final group stage. Notably, the Cloud9 squad managed three victories, which allowed it to advance to the competition’s semifinals.
He has played 940 maps and has 13292 total deaths, 19301 total kills, and a head shot rate of 28.0%. In total, he performed 24968 rounds. He has 24968 matches, a rating of 1.23, and the capacity to astonish at various moments across the gaming.
Russian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive veteran Monessy from Canada competes for G2 Esports as the AWPer. HLTV listed him as the seventh-best talent of 2022. At just 14, he received an invitation to the FPL in March 2020.
Monessy is the HLTV Winner at a “Big Event, ” the smallest competitor ever. Monessy was mentioned as a breakthrough candidate for 2022 by stavn, blameF, huNter-, b1t, NiKo, and s1mple.
He has 920 maps to his credit, a grade of 1.19, and the ability to maximize his performance in every tournament.
A player from Turkey who has created an entire eponymous subgenre of talent has some serious skills—an Impact Rating of 1.17 requires serious chops. According to HLTV, he had a fantastic 1.17 rating and 1.11 effect on the season in 2022, which is impressive given that he played for a squad that was not a major contender.
Due largely to his valiant efforts, another player was surprised at various points during the season, making it to the semifinals and ESL Pro League Season. The former BIG rifler is regarded as one of the finest natural aimers in the game, with an insane ADR of 89.3. With such numbers, XANTARES’ squad and an absence of solid strategies are the only things keeping him back.
But watching him perform is always a pleasure, so we expect him to at least provide some wild performances in Malta. He has 1918 maps to his name, a score of 1.17, and the focus solely on winning.
As the in-game leader and AWPer for Heroic, Cadian is a competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitor from Denmark. He was also a semi-pro competitor in the past. CadiaN, the captain of Heroic, excels at M4A4, opponents, practice, and everything CSGO.
He has played 36 maps and has 78th percentile total kills, a head shot of 49th percentile, and 76th percentile total deaths. He finished 73.1% of rounds in total. ChatGPT predicts his potential triumph in Counter-Strike. That way, he can make any game session work in your favour.
A competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitor for Heroic, Stavn is Danish. He is the junior sibling of Thomas “Lifedance” Lund and Jacob “dragoNfly” Lund. HLTV listed him as the 12th most outstanding player of 2020.
According to HLTV, Stavn is the 16th most outstanding player of 2021. Additionally, HLTV rated him as the tenth-best talent of 2022. He has played 1219 maps and has 1.05 ratings in total.
For FURIA Gaming, Yurrih, a Brazilian player, plays Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professionally. In Brazil, DRAFT5 rated him as the second-best talent of 2018. According to HLTV, Yurrih was the 14th-best participant in 2020. Additionally, HLTV rated him as the 19th most outstanding player of 2022.
In professional encounters in 2022, Yuurih averaged a 1.13 rating, a 1.06 effect, and an 80.9 ADR. He can defeat a squad that is regarded as one of the greatest in the world in a match compared to the quarterfinals.
Brazilian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive veteran KSCERATO plays for FURIA Esports. He is the nephew of Adriano “WOOD7” Cerato and the sibling of Kauan “KNCERATO” Cerato. He is a skilled Counter-Strike player from Brazil.
DRAFT5 listed him as Brazil’s seventh-best talent of 2018. HLTV listed KSCERATO as the 18th most outstanding performer of 2020. Additionally, HLTV rated him as the 15th most outstanding player of 2021. HLTV listed KSCERATO as the ninth-best performer of 2022.
German-born competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and retired Counter-Strike player Johannes Tabsen is of Polish origin. He is the team’s captain and rifler.
After an outstanding showing in Bucharest, Johannes “tabseN” Wodarz can finally exhale after ensuring their comeback to the Legends level with a 3-0 performance at the RMR. With this style of play and techniques, he is the best payer to choose in ESL Pro League Season 17.
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Ropz is a competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player from Estonia who lurks for FaZe Clan. Before becoming a competitive Counter-Strike player, he played Call of Duty while creating material for Horizon.
He has a player biography with information about his past from the 2018 FACEIT London Major. Dennis and NiKo have identified Ropz as a 2017 breakthrough talent. HLTV listed him as the 19th-best performer of 2018.
A competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player from Latvia named Helvijs Broky competes for FaZe Clan as the AWPer. He achieved this feat at the PGL Major Antwerp 2022, making him the first Latvian gamer to win a Major.
HLTV listed him as the 20th most outstanding player of 2021. HLTV listed Broky as the sixth-best talent of 2022. Additionally, HLTV dubbed Broky the winner of IEM Katowice 2022.
A competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitor from Russia is named Degester. Degester, 19, plans to work as much CS: GO as he can while awaiting a suitable offer after Espada dismissed the rest of the squad and put him and Robert “Patsi” Isyanov available for the move last week.
In 2020, the Soviet AWPer had a 1.25 grade on average. He is fully ready to lead CSGO and use his tactics.
A competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player from France named Mathieu Zywoo competes for Team Vitality as the AWPer. Since his debut in late 2018, he has been regarded as a global top CS: GO competitor. HLTV listed him as the second-best talent of 2022.
TheScore esports named Zywoo the Superstar of the Year for 2019. He was included in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Europe 2021: Sports & Hobbies.
A competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitor for FaZe Clan, Russell Twistzz, is Canadian. The second Intel Grand Slam with Team Liquid in 2019 and the PGL Major in Antwerp with FaZe Clan in 2022, among several other S-Tier awards, make him the most successful player from North America.
Since joining FaZe in January 2021, Van Dulken has made Germany his home.
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Simple, who competes for Natus Vincere as the AWPer, is a competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitor from Ukraine. He has obtained a record of 21 HLTV MVPs, a Major, and an Intel Grand Slam championship title, among several other S-Tier trophies.
Simple, a rising star from Ukraine, has not performed with the same intensity as in 2022, he is still one of the world’s greatest CS: GO, players. According to HLTV, the NAVI rifler had an effect and an average good review this year. He is among the highest and most achieved CS: GO players ever. He was also chosen as the top gamer of 2018, 2021, and 2022 and finished as a close second for the best performer of 2019 and 2020.
A competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive shooter for Astralis from Denmark is named Benjamin BlameF. HLTV listed him as the sixth-best talent of 2020. HLTV listed him as the 13th most outstanding competitor of 2021. Additionally, HLTV designated BlameF as the Pinnacle Cup Championship Winner.
After the PGL Antwerp Major in May, the Latvian ace joined Team Liquid and earned his second HLTV top 20 title. He was ranked as the eighth-best gamer in the world. Still, he has deteriorated a little bit this year, mainly because of all the assistance he is giving Liquid with their planning and strategy, which hurts his success on an individual basis.
Polish competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Pawe Dycha plays for ENCE. Even though his statistics are not particularly impressive, his Effect Factor is.
Dycha is a perfect team member, and as getting older appears to have accomplished nothing but hone his abilities. If they do well at this competition, you can be confident that roeJ may have played a significant role in Fnatic’s success.
Mareks A competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player from Latvia named Yekindar Gainskis competes for Team Liquid. In a battle between Virtus. Pro and ESPADA during the group stage of IEM New York 2020: CIS, he became the earliest professional player to record three kills in a single half. HLTV listed him as the eighth-best talent of 2021. HLTV also listed Yekindar as the 15th most excellent performer of 2022.
The addition of the Latvian entry fragger improved Liquid as a team, and the North Americans went on to advance to the IEM Cologne quarterfinals in July, winning second place in the ESL Pro League season 16 in September and finishing the year with yet another second place, this time at the BLAST Premier World Final in December.
According to HLTV, he had a 1.12 rating average and a fantastic 1.30 effect (No. 3 globally) in 2022.
Spaniard competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Alvaro SunPayus competes for ENCE as the AWPer. The Spaniards have stayed unbeaten after passing the Play-in with victories over MIBR and Velocity, taking two more significant victims as they quickly dispatched G2 in the opening match.
SunPayus and friends have already secured their first-ever participation in a large arena and, at the very least, a spot in the quarterfinals.