Credit: Ninjas in Pyjamas
Just as it is the striker that steals the most headlines and attention in football, the AWP'er is often the most talked-about player within a given CS:GO roster, and for good reason. 'The big green' is by far the most powerful weapon a player can hold in CS:GO and if in the hands of the right player, it can win or lose rounds singlehandedly. The impact an AWP'er has in any given CS:GO match has not become less over the years, and because of it we have seen a shift in the meta, where AWP'ers play more passive in order to stay alive longer and secure a maximum amount of impact for their team.
Despite the shift in the meta, making more and more AWP'ers take a passive approach, there a still plenty of different playing styles and each has its own strength and weaknesses. When asked about who his favorite AWP'er of all time is, the Danish 26-year-old NiP player pointed toward his own teammate as the answer to the question:
"I would probably say "device". I've always looked up to him as an AWP'er. He is great at positioning and he is a really smart player."
To hear more about which AWP'er different CS:GO pros point toward as their all-time favorite, you can watch the video posted below where Betway esports asks various different pros to give their take on the topic: