Because of just three points, this trophy isn't YEKINDAR's

NA leaves HLTV Award Show 2022 empty-handed

The region had three nominees, but none managed to grab the trophy.

The HLTV Award Show by 1xbet was a hotly anticipated affair in the Counter-Strike community, with the culmination of 2022's HLTV Top 20 among other awards part of the ceremony in Stockholm. NA was in the running for three categories with Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis short-listed for Opener of the Year, Keith "NAF" Markovic in the running for Anchor of the Year, and CLG Red made the top 3 women's team list.

YEKINDAR and NAF, both Liquid players, ended as runner-ups in their respective categories, as Nikola "NiKo" Kovač won the Opener of the Year and Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy won the Anchor of the Year. YEKINDAR missed out on the win by just three points, being the closest decision of the Panel Awards.

CLG Red finished third in the Women's Team of the Year category, below FURIA and Nigma Galaxy. The Russian squad was crowned the best, after only losing two LAN games during 2022.

Brazil also had three representatives. Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato finished third in the Closer of the Year category, FURIA women's team was runner-up in its category, and Olga "Olga" Rodrigues was the second-best Women's Player of the Year.

Winners of each category:

Panel Awards

  • Opener of the Year: Nikola "NiKo" Kovač

  • Closer of the Year: Sergey "Ax1Le" Rykhtorov

  • Anchor of the Year: Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy

  • AWP of the Year: Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev

  • IGL of the Year: Denmark Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen

  • Coach of the Year: Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy

HLTV Awards

  • Highlight of the Year: m0NESY vs. MIBR

  • Rookie of the Year: Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov

  • Women's Team of the Year: Nigma Galaxy

  • Team of the Year: FaZe

  • Women's Player of the Year: Ana "ANa" Dumbravă

  • Player of the Year: Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev

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#1(With 0 replies)
January 14, 2023 03:56PM
Faze is an na org and they win team of the year, na stays on top guys
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