The discharge of Counter-Strike 2 is correct across the nook, with many followers getting entry by means of an early invitation from Valve. The Execs are starting to make the transition from World Offensive to this new aggressive medium of CS2 with an up to date engine, graphics, and gameplay options.
At a primary stage, Counter-Strike 2 is successfully the identical sport as its predecessor, CS:GO, that means we’ll most likely see the identical names within the professional scene on the first main event. Proper now, there are a number of names standing out from the remaining. Listed here are the highest 5 skilled gamers in CS2.
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Full Identify: Robin Kool
Present Group: FaZe Clan
Position: Rifler (Lurker)
Whole Winnings: $1,181,327
Ropz spent years making an attempt to overcome CS:GO. Via dishonest accusations and difficult tournaments, this unbelievable participant’s expertise shone by means of even at occasions when his staff fell brief. A win on the PGL Antwerp Main in 2022 set his identify in stone as one of many best to ever contact the Counter-Strike franchise.
Robin Cool represents a brand new era of CS gamers. He began enjoying at 15 and located inspiration watching tournaments and noticed that the unique gamers beginning to get… “previous”. With a begin making content material in Name of Obligation and the unique Depend-Strike, he confirmed he was in a position to compete with the perfect by means of Faceit.
Ropz now competes alongside his FaZe clan teammates and dominates the professional scene, while creating superior content material on each YouTube and Twitch.
Full Identify: Helvijs Saukants
Present Group: FaZe Clan
Whole Winnings: $827,615
In the event you’re a fan of Counter-Strike, it’s possible you should have heard broky’s identify. He broke onto the professional scene at solely 19 and shortly turned probably the most dominant gamers within the sport. As an AWPer, he performs his greatest in clutch conditions the place each shot counts. Nevertheless, earlier than he made a reputation on the prime of the skilled ladder, he was dominating in lower-tier CS tournaments and Faceit video games.
Like many different Counter-Strike execs, broky started to make a reputation enjoying in native tournaments and competing for novice groups reminiscent of Wolfsung Esports, a Latvian staff.
Broky now performs alongside Ropz on FaZe Clan‘s roster. The staff lately received the Intel Grand Slam Season 4 and the ESL Professional League Season 17. We are able to’t wait to see this younger star switch over to CS2 and exhibit a few of his unbelievable expertise on this new period of Counter-Strike.
Full Identify: Mathieu Herbaut
Present Group: Group Vitality
Whole Winnings: $811,974
ZywOo will be the fastest-growing participant in Counter-Strike historical past… perhaps even the historical past of Esports. The French Counter-Strike scene shortly turned a pressure to be reckoned with and names like Kenny S and screaM put the French rosters on the map. Nevertheless, fixed information of inside issues led to quite a lot of groups collapsing the the French scene turned stagnant and modifications had been merely a case of “too little, too late”.
This left a vacuum in France for small groups to fill. That is the place ZywOo made his identify. Hailed as “The Chosen One” expectations had been extraordinarily excessive for him to be the perfect of the perfect and compete on the prime.
It’s protected to say the current dominance of Group Vitality on the BLAST.television Paris Main and Gamers8 2023 has cemented ZywOo as one of many GOATs of Counter-Strike.
Full Identify: Ilya Osipov (Илья Осипов)
Present Group: G2 Esports
Whole Winnings: $393,022
m0NESY performs for G2 Esports, one of many largest organizations in Esports thus far. Nevertheless, the younger professional began enjoying on the NAVI junior roster and was anticipated to hitch the primary roster alongside S1mple. Sadly, Ilya had different plans to outline his personal path.
The Russian professional was shortly instructed he could be the following S1mple. Though this can be quite a lot of strain, he was assured in his expertise. As a World Elite at age 10, it’s straightforward to see why.
Full Identify: Oleksandr Kostyljev (Олександр Олегович Костилєв)
Present Group: NAVI (Natus Vincere)
Whole Winnings: $1,708,047
S1mple is kind of actually the best Counter-Strike participant ever. When S1mple joined NAVI, he started to develop as probably the greatest and in 2020 he was anticipated to win his first Main event alongside a dominant roster. Sadly, the COVID lockdown put a halt to this opportunity and the group thought it might be over for him.
This couldn’t be extra mistaken. Throughout PGL Stockholm 2021, S1mple dominated G2 within the finals with a 2-0 win. He then went on to win the BLAST Premier Fall Finals and the World Finals in that very same 12 months.
NAVI and S1mple will return in CS2, however solely time will inform if he can proceed to be the GOAT of Counter-Strike.