Top 10 CS:GO Players of 2017

This article takes a look back at 2017 and which individual players had the best performances throughout the year.

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2017 has been one of the most competitive years in the history of CS:GO. With more legitimate tournament contenders than we have ever seen, there is also more individual talent than ever before. This article looks back at 2017 and which individual players had the best performances throughout the year.

Before we get to the list, let us establish the criteria.

Individual fragging performance: While this one might be obvious, it’s important to note that this list purely focuses on individual play, rather than things like team play and in-game leading. Both team play and in-game leading are valuable qualities, but they are difficult to measure and it’s hard to know who did what within the team.

Consistency: It’s important to remember that 2017 wasn’t just the last three months. Being consistently good throughout the entire year is a lot more valuable on this list than just being good for a few months of the year. 

Performance in big games: Although it’s difficult to get to the big games without winning against the easier teams, this list puts a lot of value in performances against tough opponents, big finals, etc.

Carry potential: Being the third or fourth best player on the best team in the world is great for your trophy case, but as far as this list goes, it’s not as valuable. Being able to step up and carry your team over the finish line, despite the lack of performance from your teammates is another important criteria. 

With the criteria established, let us get to the list.

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