Who Are the Best CS:GO Players in 2023?
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1. Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev is considered by even his biggest critics to be the best CS:GO player in the world. The skilled Ukrainian plays as an AWPer for Natus Vincere and carries the team thanks to his incredible reflexes and near-perfect aiming.
Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev has $1.7 million in lifetime CS:GO tournament earnings. His biggest tournament win came at the PGL Major Stockholm 2021, where he helped Natus Vincere secure a $1 million payday!
2. Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut
Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut is one man army and is a big reason why Team Vitality is an elite CS:GO team. The French superstar has just under $600,000 in lifetime tournament winnings and has been a pro since way back in 2014.
Incredibly Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut is only 22 years old, and we expect him to continue to improve. He had a strong 2022 season which included a win at the ESL Pro League Season 16 for $200,000 and a second-place finish at the BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022 for $85,000.
3. Nikola “NiKo” Kovač
Nikola “NiKo” Kovač is an old-school CS:GO pro from Bosnia who has been crushing tournaments since 2011! He is currently signed to G2 Esports and plays as a Rifler.
Nikola “NiKo” Kovač has $983,000 in CS:GO tournament winnings and will finally cross the $1 million mark during the 2023 season. He will be hoping to get back to his 2021 form, which saw him take G2 Esports to the finals of numerous S-Tier tournaments!
4. Abai “HObbit” Hasenov
Abai “HObbit” Hasenov is the all-time greatest CS:GO player to come out of Kazakhstan. He has lifetime tournament winnings of just over $700,000 and had an epic run at Gambit Esports. The 28-year-old now plays for Cloud9 and immediately had an impact, leading them to victory at the Intel Extreme Masters XVII – Dallas! Cloud9 has done a great job signing such a talented CS:GO player.
5. Valerii “b1t” Vakhovskyi
Valerii “b1t” Vakhovskyi is considered the successor to s1mple! The 19-year-old Ukrainian came up through the ranks at Natus Vincere, starting in their academy squad before breaking into the first team in 2020.
Valerii “b1t” Vakhovskyi already has over $1 million in lifetime CS:GO tournament earnings, and he doesn’t look like he is slowing down anytime soon. He won the BLAST Premier: World Final 2021 for $500,000 and the BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022 for $200,000. We expect him to one day be the number 1 ranked CS:GO player in the world!
Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev is the undisputed king of CS:GO, with almost $2 million in tournament earnings. He is clearly a level above his rivals, thanks to his amazing understanding of game strategy and flawless reflexes. Comment below if you agree or disagree with our CS:GO player rankings!