Finnish Counter-Strike legend and Aleksi “allu” Jalli, who currently represents ENCE, has listed his favorite player on CS 1.6 on Twitter.
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On Twitter, Jalli asked his more than 150,000 followers who they think is the best CS 1.6 player ever.
That version was played from the early 2000s until 2012, when the Global Offensive version currently being played replaced the classic.
The answers repeated several of the same names: Patrik ”f0rest” Lindberg, Yegor ”markeloff” Markelov, Filip ”NEO” Kubski, Christopher ”GeT_RiGhT” Alesund, Abdisamad ”SpawN” Mohamed, Raphael ”cogu” Camargo, Emil ”HeatoN” Christensen ...
According to many, the two biggest of all time were Lindberg from Sweden and Kubski from Poland, who excelled in the game over a longer period of time.
Both are still competing and have also been successful in the latest installment of the game series.
Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg (second from right) is considered by many to be an all-time CS player considering all game versions.
In the picture, NiP players are posing with the Copenhagen Games championship trophy in spring 2014. Photo: Jussi Jääskeläinen / SETT.fi
Among the Finnish players, brothers Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen and Niko “NaSu” Kovanen, Juuso ”ContE” Sajakoski, Marko ”zet0r” Tikkanen and Timi “Aslak” Verkkoperä were mentioned in the answers.
Jalli also revealed his own top5 list, the top two of which came as no surprise.
28-year-old Jalli considers Kubski the game's all-time player before Lindberg, with whom the Finnish player played in NiP in 2015.
After Kubski and Lindberg, Alesund, Yegor Markelov and Joona “natu” Leppänen came on the list.
Leppänen, who played CS at the professional level in 2003–15, is currently ENCE's marketing manager.
Leppänen, who is on Jalli's list, is a clearly different name from the choices of others, and it may have been added with humor.
Leppänen was only ranked sixth on the list of Finland's best CS 1.6 players published by Duncan Shields in 2012.
Team Curse competing in Sweden in 2012. Pictured from left: Jonas ”ScurK” Finnilä, Timo ”REFLEX” Rintala, Aleksi ”allu” Jalli, Joona ”natu” Leppänen and Niko “NaSu” Kovanen.Photo: Jussi Jääskeläinen / SETT.fi
Before Jall, the same question about the best 1.6 players had asked his tismat in the same way, writing Owen “smooy” Butterfield.
Jalli is most likely inspired by the British player's tweet, as the duo, who get along well with each other, have recently played a lot of FPL matches together.
Kubski and Lindberg also received the most appreciation in Butterfield's tweet responses.
Alesund, one of the biggest names in 1.6, also expressed his own opinion, stating with humor that he himself was the best.
In his second more serious tweet, however, Alesund said the only right choice was between Kubski and Lindberg.
Former Fnatic captain Patrik “cArn” Sättermon, who played for years alongside Lindberg and also several times against both, also agreed.