When it comes to entry fragging and opening duels, the CSGO scene has numerous specialists in this role. Each team usually has a designated entry fragger, a player that is responsible for taking down the first player from the opposing team that they encounter. HLTV has released a Twitter post in which they specify the top 3 “players with the highest success rate in opening duels at CS:GO Major events.” Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, and Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen all make up the list.
Known for his extreme fragging capabilities in Astralis, it is no wonder that dupreeh makes the list. Having 3 Majors under the belt, all with Astralis, this player was already shining in his TSM days back in 2015. The 26-year-old also has the second-highest Impact stat in his team (at 1.18), just behind his teammate Nicolai “device” Reedtz. Being the main entry fragger alongside Emil “Magisk” Reif, the 59.4% of times that dupreeh has won an opening duel definitely make him the most reliable entry fragger on the team.
Sitting at the second position and overtaking dupreeh by a mere 0.4%, it is kind of a surprise to see FalleN take up the #2 spot. FalleN is mainly an AWPer, after all, and he only picks up the rifle if he has no other choice. However, the CSGO veteran is known for his close quarter plays with the AWP. Moreover, he often goes for aggressive opening picks. This kind of playstyle has put him right up there as being the second-best player in terms of winning opening duels.
While having FalleN on this list may be a surprise for some, the presence of s1mple was to be expected. Deemed by many as the best player in CSGO that has never won a Major trophy up to this point, there is no denying s1mple’s outstanding fragging capability. While he tries to pick up the AWP whenever he can, calling s1mple’s AK-47 “way above average” is a massive understatement. The Ukrainian’s stat can be simplified – s1mple wins almost two-thirds of opening duels. The odds are stacked against any player that even attempts to cross him, be it with any type of gun found in CSGO.
Players with the highest success rate in opening duels at CS:GO Major events
🇺🇦 Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev – 63.0%
🇧🇷 Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo – 59.8%
🇩🇰 Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen – 59.4% pic.twitter.com/c0OmU7XjQq
— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) August 21, 2019
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