Dominating Chengdu Leaderboard: Stavn Secures Top Rating

April 17, 2024

Coming out of IEM Chengdu 2024, our players dominated the stats, with three ranking in the Top 8.

Martin "stavn" Lund was the standout performer of the Chengdu event, boasting a 1.37 rating across eight maps.

Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz, ranked 6th with a 1.21 rating, dispelled doubts and proved skeptics wrong about the 28-year-old team captain's ability to effectively combine the roles of IGL and AWPer.

Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard secured the number 8 spot with his 1.20 rating across eight maps.

  • "Stavn": 1.37 rating (Maps: 8)
  • "Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov": 1.34 rating (Maps: 13)
  • "Evgenii 'FL1T' Lebedev": 1.27 rating (Maps: 8)
  • "Jimi 'Jimpphat' Salo": 1.24 rating (Maps: 11)
  • "Helvijs 'broky' Saukants": 1.23 rating (Maps: 15)
  • "Nicolai 'device' Reedtz": 1.21 rating (Maps: 8)
  • "David 'frozen' Čerňanský": 1.20 rating (Maps: 15)
  • "Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard": 1.20 rating (Maps: 8)

Straube: Seeing the energy they've added to the lineup has been great

We asked the sports director for his thoughts on the team's performance in Chengdu and what he would like to highlight from the LAN tournament. This event marked the team's best overall result since their successful run at IEM Cologne 2023, concluding with a semi-final appearance.

"There has been no doubt about dev1ce's abilities within the team, but I am impressed by his significant strides in such a short time. I want to give some credit to ruggah, who, along with Nicolai, has worked tirelessly to develop and implement a strategic concept. This has significantly aided Nicolai in the process. I have enjoyed watching how we played and noting the transferability from training to matches, which is very important to us. I also think Nicolai has stepped up as a captain off the server—where only the team is together—and that pleases me," Straube notes.

M1: device - 3 AWP kills on the bombsite A defense

"Regarding stavn and jabbi, they both delivered impressive performances at the event. They now receive more gameplay resources and demonstrate that they have the quality to utilize these resources effectively on the server. It has been great to see all the energy they have added to the team during times of success and adversity during the tournament," says Straube.

After the tournament in Chengdu, our roster has moved up six places and is now ranked 13th in the ESL World Ranking with 427 points.

FaZe Clan continues to top the ranking with 2,246 points.

M2: jabbi - 1vs3 clutch (CT - pre-plant situation) while having 17 HP in the final 2 duels