BLAST will once again honor the best CS:GO players and coaches by selecting the 2022 Team of the Year.
Taking part in the vote is a diverse selection of experts consisting of journalists, broadcast talent, and other respected voices from the world of Counter-Strike. We here at Pley.gg are among those who have been asked to nominate players and coaches within six different categories.
Nominated for Lurker of the Year is:
Robin “ropz” Kool (FaZe) - 1.14 rating in 2022
ropz has been an important part of the huge year for FaZe. The Estonian joined the team in January and quickly proved to be the last part of the puzzle to elevate FaZe to a championship team. ropz has been one of the most consistent players all year around.
Benjamin "blameF" Bremer (Astralis) - 1.24 rating in 2022
blameF has been one of the bright spots on a struggling Astralis roster. The Dane has consistently been the top-fragger for Astralis, and has at least statistically been one of the best players in the world in 2022.
Lotan "Spinx" Giladi (ENCE/Team Vitality) - 1.11 rating in 2022
As one of the biggest revelations of 2022, it quickly became obvious to everybody, that ENCE would have difficulties keeping Spinx on the team with Team Vitality knocking on the door. The 22-year-old would probably be among the favorites for the award if he had kept up the impressive performances from the start of the year. But during the Rio RMR and at the Major the Israelian had problems finding his feet on his new team.
Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato (FURIA) - 1.17 rating in 2022
The FURIA lurker nearly made every Brazilian dream come true with a deep run at IEM Rio. KSCERATO rarely plays badly at events, and topped his performances with an impressive showing at IEM Rio.
Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač (G2) - 1.12 rating in 2022
Despite a troublesome year for G2 huNter- has shown consistency. The Bosnian has not had one event under a 1.00 HLTV rating all year long. Since the addition of Justin "jks" Savage on the team, huNter- is moving more and more away from the lurker role, so maybe he should be placed in a new category next year.
What is the job of a lurker? A lurker's job is to gather information about enemy movement via sound and relay it to his team. The team's lurker plays as a lone wolf and detaches himself or herself from the group. Lurkers usually sit in corners you do not expect them to be in or sneak up behind you from the angle you least expect.