Battle for the top: the CIS MVP of the year candidates
With the 2021 professional year done and dusted, and even the HLTV’s MVP of the year figured out, we can’t help but look back at what incredible spectacle it was. Starting off after an entire year of scuffed online formats – with all due respect to the organizers who persevered in the face of restrictions – 2021 had all the teams on their toes scrambling to readjust to the good old LAN formats.
If we can all agree on something, it’s one thing – the CIS region turned out to be really good at it. Taking the scene by storm and keeping it in their hands for the entire year, the two names stand out the most on the list of 2021 champions – Gambit Esports figured out how to play in the new environment, and Natus Vincere perfected it. There’s a reason for why this year has been dubbed “the year of CIS”!
With all these things in mind, it’s clear that the nomination of “the best CIS player of the year in CS:GO” is not some obscure regional thing. The region’s performance on the international stage places this event on a pedestal – and if you’re a real CS:GO fan, you wouldn’t want to miss out.
The final decision is scheduled to take place on the 30th of January. And while we speculate on who really deserves it, here’s a shortlist of our candidates!