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ZywOo Picked as Best CSGO Player of 2020

This year’s top-20 CS:GO players by hltv have been announced. Starting on Jan. 1, the traditional list was unveiled step by step every day until Jan. 20, and the World’s No. 1 didn’t change. French player Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut from Team Vitality, has been selected as the best player in 2020.

Photo courtesy of DreamHack

ZywOo has won his second Player of the Year award, and became the third player to win the award in consecutive years. The legend, Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund, and Marcelo “coldzera” David both managed to claim the title in the past.

Here’s the full list of top 20 players of 2020:

  1. Mathieu “⁠ZywOo⁠” Herbaut
  2. Aleksandr “⁠s1mple⁠” Kostyliev
  3. Nicolai “device” Reedtz
  4. Nikola “⁠NiKo⁠” Kovač
  5. Denis “⁠electronic⁠” Sharipov
  6.  Benjamin “blameF” Bremer
  7. Robin “⁠ropz⁠” Kool
  8. Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski
  9. Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen
  10. Florian “⁠syrsoN⁠” Rische
  11. Emil “⁠Magisk⁠” Reif
  12. Martin “⁠stavn⁠” Lund
  13. Nemanja “huNter-” Kovač
  14.  Yuri “⁠yuurih⁠” Santos
  15. Ludvig “⁠Brollan” Brolin
  16. Henrique “⁠HEN1⁠” Teles
  17. Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson
  18.  Kaike “⁠KSCERATO⁠” Cerato
  19. Justin “⁠jks⁠” Savage
  20. Vincent ⁠”Brehze⁠” Cayonte

Debuting on the pro scene in 2018, the 20-year-old player has been an absolute monster since then. ZywOo was discovered in FPL thanks to his incredible talent, joined Team Vitality and helped the French CS:GO scene to return back to its glory days.

ZywOo has won 11 different MVP awards in his Vitality career, which has been only two years. Besides triumphing in five A-tier or higher tournaments, Mathieu has lifted multiple cups with Vitality’s jersey.

ZywOo’s statistics during 2020 events, Photo courtesy of hltv.org

Despite being first place in the world rankings, Vitality lost the spot to Astralis at the end of 2020 and finished the year in second. Still, it’s pretty impressive statistics, especially when you consider the team has been among the top 10 since 2019.

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