If you started following CS:GO relatively recently, you will probably be wondering what the game was like before, and what players were the main stars, as s1mple, ZywOo and others are doing now. Esports betting is incredibly popular among Pin-Up bookmakers (there is also a Pin Up Aviator for gambling fans in this bookmaker) and if you belong to the group of gamblers, then the information about CS:GO on our website will be very useful. In this article, we will dive into recent history and look at the best CS:GO players who have already completed their professional careers.
Former NAVI player Daniil Zeus Teslenko ended his career as a professional esports player in 2019 after StarLadder Berlin Major 2019. The last tournament in which the legendary Natus Vincere player took part was the 2019 BLAST Pro Series in Moscow. The player made an excellent career for himself in the Ukrainian team, for which he played for 9 years. Zeus was able to win over 50 tournaments, including Daniil and his teammates who won the PGL Major Kraków in 2017.
Zeus’ career started back in 2002, when people were still playing CS 1.6. In 2012, the era of CS:GO began and Daniil Teslenko became a player of the NAVI team. The esportsman and his teammates achieved their first results in 2015, when NAVI won the Intel Extreme Masters X San Jose tournament. The very next year, NAVI played in the MLG Major finals in Columbus. In 2017, Zeus moved to the Gambit Esports team, with which he won the Major in Krakow. In the middle of the year, the player returned to NAVI again and in 2018 won with the CS:GO Asia Championships 2018 team and the Major 2018 silver in London.
Zeus is a player who participated in each of the Major tournaments held by Valve. During his career, he played over 36,000 rounds, in which he brought the team about 23,000 frags. According to the player himself, the decision to end his career was not easy for him. There was a lot of information on the Internet that Zeus would leave after BLAST, but he felt strong in himself and in his team, trying to make it to at least one more Major final. Unfortunately, NAVI was losing in the early stages. This was the reason for the decision to end his career. With this step, Zeus opened the way for young esportsmen after he devoted 20 years of his life to Counter Strike. After the end of his career, the player said that he did not plan to become a coach, but he already had some ideas about the future.
This is a player with pronounced qualities of a leader who inspired his teammates and raised their morale. He has great authority, during his career he was able to become a media person. Zeus has created his own esports school, recorded many training videos for young esportsmen. It was also the first esportsman to reach the Major finals with two different teams, which is a major achievement.
This player was once considered the best in CS:GO. Christopher Alesund is an esportsman from Sweden who has millions of fans all over the world. GeT_RiGhT ended his career in 2021. He started playing Counter Strike professionally in 2007 and belongs to the first generation of CS:GO players. During his career, he has represented the flags of many famous teams such as Begrip Gaming, Dignitas, Ninjas in Pajamas, Fnatic and SK Gaming.
It is GeT_RiGhT who owns the record of 87 victories in a row with the Ninjas in Pajamas team, which no one has been able to beat so far. He had a unique gameplay, became the developer of the lurker role in CS:GO. This player put high pressure on the opponent, and if necessary, he could get a victory alone. This is the recognized king of the clutch, which could withstand several players at once. He was the HLTV Player of the Year in 2013 and 2014.
Kenny Schrub ended his career in 2023 with G2 Esports. KennyS played for such teams as Recursive eSports, Titan, VeryGames, Team EnVyUs, Clan-Mystik and Team LDLC.com. Many fans consider this particular player to be a real legend for his sniper skills. This is an elite level sniper, his flick shots are tried to be copied by novice esportsmen. KennyS managed to make the greatest breakthrough in his career in the Titan team, where strong teammates formed around him, supporting Kenny in everything.
As part of Titan, the player was able to win at Gamers Assembly 2015. After moving to Team EnVyUs, he won DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015. In addition, playing for G2 Esports, he consistently won many tournaments, such as DreamHack Tours 2017, HTC 2vs2 Invitational from PGL , DreamHack Open Austin 2017, ESL Pro League Season 5 and DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017.