Credit: Michal Konkol, ESL
To win the ‘Most Valuable Player’ award at a CS:GO Major Championship is, without a doubt, one of the most prestigious accolades to grab as an individual in Counter-Strike. It’s not only a testament to one’s heroics on the biggest stage, but it’s also a beautiful way of cementing your name in the history of the game.
The latest addition to the list became Dzhami “Jame” Ali from Outsiders after his incredible performance at the IEM Rio Major 2022 where he helped his team to secure the title as Major champions by taking down Heroic in the grand final of the event.
He finished off as the third highest-rated player of the event, right behind sh1ro (1.35 Rating) and KSCERATO (1.33 Rating), but lead the leaderboard across a plethora of categories including K-D diff (+95), Deaths per round (0.46), KAST (79.6%), Total AWP kills (168), and AWP kills per round (0.54).
This Major MVP medal is Jame’s first in his career, just like the Major title. His two teammates in fame and FL1T both had great performances in the grand final, which made it a very close race in the end. It’s fair to say that both have a solid case for the award as well.