There are plenty of remarkable CS:GO players but only some of them deserve to be on the CS:GO Legends list and that list shouldn’t be based on individual statistics. Only because some players are good does not necessarily mean they are legends. Instead, our CS:GO Hall of Fame will include all the players who made a major impact on this game.
These are the pros who introduced something new to CS:GO and even changed it. There aren’t any spots on this list; no-one is first as all the players are equally important to this game. However, we must list them somehow, and so we will use a completely random order. Let’s not fight about it; we should enjoy watching them play while it lasts.
Get_RiGhT – the Lurker
Christoper “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund is a professional Counter-Strike player from Sweden. He’s been actively playing this game ever since 2003. The CS:GO professional scene began in 2013 and he was easily the best even in its very beginnings, claiming the first spot in both 2013 and 2014. GeT_RiGhT is known as the best lurker in the game. The CS:GO community had this saying about him:
“If you don’t know where Get_RiGhT is, just turn around”
He’s been accused of cheating many times because of his enormous amount of kills through smokes and walls. He even admitted that he was using a cheat called “audience”. In LAN tournaments, he constantly aims through the walls and waits for the crowd to react. If he hears a reaction, someone is probably on his crosshairs so he just shoots.
The only team he played for is Ninjas in Pyjamas, also known as NiP. With them, he reached 5 Major finals and even won one Major championship title. Get_RiGhT is currently playing for Team Dignitas with his old teammates from the NiP roster.
Olofmeister – the Clutch Master
If anyone made a major impact on this game, it is definitely Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer Gustafsson. He has been playing Counter-Strike since 2010. With fnatic, he won 2 Major titles in 2015 and he was also the best player on Top 20 CS:GO players list in that year. However, other players have also won Major titles and they are not considered as legends. Let’s clear that out. What is different about olofmeiser?
In the semi-finals of the ESL One Cologne 2014 Major, olofmeister pulled off a successful defuse while burning in the Molotov. There is even a permanent graffiti added to CS:GO with the sole purpose to commemorate that moment. That graffiti can be found at the B spot on Overpass.
If you think that’s it, you are wrong. Olofmeister couldn’t stop there and he had to get another graffiti dedicated to him on the A spot of that same map. This graffiti is also permanent and you can currently find it in the game.
It is a no-climbing sign and you probably thinking right now: What could olof possibly do to get that sign there?
On the Dreamhack Winter 2014 quarterfinals, fnatic was losing 12-3 on the half-time against LDLC Gaming. They even lost a pistol round in the second half but olofmeister managed to turn things around. Fnatic pulled off a three-man boost at the A-site on Overpass. He was on top and he could clearly see all the key areas around the map. The Ts couldn’t do anything about it as he was able to shoot at them within the first few seconds of the round. Just look at the match and see for yourselves:
Unfortunately, fnatic were disqualified from this tournament and the boost was banned from the professional scene for good. It is completely unfair because it wasn’t forbidden before that match and they did not do anything wrong or against the rules. LDLC ended up winning that Major in the end, too.
If you think 2 graffiti and 1 boost ban were all Valve had to do due to this player, you are wrong once again. Olof is also known as Tec9meister. He earned that nickname at ESL One Katowice while just running with Tec9 and giving headshots to everyone. He used the perks of that weapon as an advantage and clutched the round by himself.
After that, the community started to overuse Tec9 and Valve had to nerf the weapon’s damage and reduce the number of bullets it could hold. Olof surely gives them a headache.
The story of olofmeister isn’t over yet. At the moment, he is playing in FaZe Clan as a rifler and secondary AWPer and we are just waiting for the next crazy thing that he will do.
KennyS – the AWP Criminal
Kenny “kennyS” Schrub is a professional Counter-Strike player from France. He is currently playing as the main AWPer in G2 Esports.
Kenny has been playing this game since 2011. This CS:GO pro is known under many names but the most famous one is sure “The MagiciaN”. He earned that nickname while playing with his AWP Asiimov which he called the “Magic Stick”.
Back in the days when you could run while scoping with AWP, kennyS was surely the best AWPer in the world. He just used to hide behind one corner and constantly re-peek while killing the whole enemy team in the process. Valve had to do something about it and they reduced the speed of player models while moving with scoped AWP. He is also the man who introduced “quick-scope” back into CS:GO.
The biggest achievement of this player is a victory with EnvyUs against Na`Vi in the grand finals of the DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 Major. The whole match revolved around a battle between kennyS and GuardiaN, the two main AWP players. If you haven’t watched that match, make sure you do. It is surely one of the best matches in CS:GO history:
Device – the real MVP
Nicolai “device” Reedtz is a professional Counter-Strike player from Denmark. He is currently playing for team Astralis as a primary AWP player.
Device spent almost his entire career in the same team, Astralis. If you want to know more about that, we have dedicated a special piece just to him:
A lot of people tried to compare device to Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev to see who is the better AWPer but it’s comparing apples to oranges. S1mple is a raw talent while device is playing smart. That’s why the Danish pro’s kills aren’t spectacular and look easy to make. Trust us when we tell you, device is always trying to find the perfect position and his positioning makes his kills look easy.
As Nikola “NiKo” Kovač from FaZe said:
“He is both blessed and cursed to be playing for Astralis.”
That statement is completely true. The thing is, device won absolutely everything except for the first place on Top 20 CS:GO players of the year list. His whole team is performing well and he can’t stand out because they are all THAT good. Device won 4 Major titles in total and 3 of them were consecutive. It is most likely that he will win the next Major tournament, too.
F0rest – the G.O.A.T.
Last but not least on the list of CS:GO Legends is Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg, the Swedish professional Counter-Strike player who has been actively playing since 2003. With his team NiP, he won ESL One Cologne Major in 2014 and has played this game on the highest level during his whole career. There is no surprise that f0rest was included in the Top 20 list of best CS:GO players for four years straight, from 2013 to 2016.
He is currently playing in team Dignitas as a rifler and AWPer alongside his old teammates from NiP.
We hope you liked this article and if you did, make sure to come back and read the second part of our CS:GO Hall of Fame here, on EarlyGame.