The culmination of IEM Cologne, where we saw FaZe defeat NAVI 3-2 in a magical Grand Final, did not only conclude a thrilling tournament it also marked the end of the first CS:GO season this year.
And after seven months of top-tier competition, which started with CIS titans from NAVI in the lead, who then, later on, got dethroned by Finn “karrigan” Andersen and his powerful FaZe roster, it’s time to look back.
We have therefore decided to take a look at the best individual performers in 2022 so far – and it’s with no surprise that Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev once again tops the list. You can check out the Top 10 down below.
1. s1mple (NAVI) | 1.30 Rating / +515 K-D difference
2. sh1ro (Cloud9) | 1.28 / +537
3. blameF (Astralis) | 1.23 / +507
4. Ax1Le (Cloud9) | 1.21 / +261
5. ZywOo (Vitality) | 1.21 / +360
6. NiKo (G2) | 1.20 / +208
7. XANTARES (Eternal Fire) | 1.19 / +160
8. broky (FaZe) | 1.16 / +459
9. Spinx (ENCE) | 1.15 / +321
10. syrsoN (BIG) | 1.14 / +316
The lack of FaZe players
Looking at the list above it may strike some people that FaZe only have one representative (broky 8th) within Top 10, despite the star-studded roster being ranked #1 in the world + their wins at PGL Major Antwerp, IEM Katowice and IEM Cologne.
However, instead of having one or two players with top ratings, FaZe has had multiple players with semi-high ratings. In fact, FaZe can post four players in Top 25 of the highest-rated players so far this year.
broky #8 | 1.16
ropz tied #14 | 1.12
Twistzz tied #14 | 1.12
rain #24 | 1.09