NEO (video game player)

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NEO
Filip Kubski
Filip "NEO" Kubski closeup.jpg
StatusActive
Born (1987-06-15) June 15, 1987 (age 31)
HometownPoznań
NationalityPolish
Current teamFaZe Clan (Trial)
RoleRifler, In-game leader
GamesCounter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Championships2006 CPL Finals, EMS One Katowice 2014, ELEAGUE Season 1, DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017
Nickname(s)NEO, nijo
Professional career
2004-01-?? – 2007-12-17Pentagram G-Shock
2007-12-17 – 2009-03-17MeetYourMakers
2009-04-29 – 2009-07-29Wicked eSports
2009-09-25 – 2009-11-01Vitriolic
2009-11-01 – 2010-02-16AGAiN
2010-02-16 – 2011-10-17Frag eXecutors
2011-10-17 – 2011-12-06AGAiN
2011-12-06 – 2013-10-08ESC Gaming
2013-10-08 – 2013-12-18Universal Soldiers
2013-12-18 – 2014-01-25AGAiN
2014-01-25 – 2019-02-01Virtus.pro
2019-05-13 – PresentFaZe Clan (Trial)

Filip Borys Kubski, (born June 15, 1987) better known as NEO, is a Polish player of the Counter-Strike series who is currently the in-game leader for FaZe Clan.[1] NEO is considered one of the best players in Counter-Strike history[2] and one of the "Golden Five" group of Polish CS players who won many tournaments with a number of different esports teams.[3] He has also played for Virtus.pro, AGAiN, Universal Soldiers, ESC Gaming, Frag eXecutors, Vitriolic, Wicked eSports, Meet Your Makers, and Pentagram G-Shock. Kubski has been playing professionally since 2004.[4]

In addition to being a great aimer and highly intelligent player, Kubski is also highly regarded for his mastery of Counter-Strike 1.6's in-game movement. His ability to perform difficult movements and access areas of maps that are unreachable by most[5][6] make him unpredictable and difficult to counter. In 2010, HLTVorg users voted Kubski the best Counter-Strike player of the previous decade.[7] He also won the eSports Award for eSports Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008, and was rated by HLTV.org as the best player of 2011[8]

Virtus.pro and NEO appeared in the Intel Extreme Masters Season X - Katowice World Championship in 2016 and placed 5-8th.[9][10]

Tournament results[edit]

Bold denotes a CS:GO Major

Pentagram[edit]

PGS Gaming[edit]

AGAiN[edit]

Frag-Executors[edit]

PGS Gaming[edit]

Virtus.pro[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NEO joins FaZe". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  2. ^ Lingle, Samuel (July 31, 2014). "The definitive frag video of the best 'Counter-Strike' player ever". The Daily Dot. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  3. ^ Podgórski, Wojciech (November 21, 2015). "Filip 'NEO' Kubski: Jeszcze do końca nie zwariowałem!". Polsat Sport. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  4. ^ Kostaszuk, Marcin (March 4, 2012). "Poznaniak Filip Kubski: Małysz gier komputerowych". Głos Wielkopolski. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  5. ^ emanko (2006-12-20), Pentagram neo amazing movement, retrieved 2016-03-04
  6. ^ Mike! (2013-10-06), CS 1.6: Neo and Kuben amazing movement!, retrieved 2016-03-04
  7. ^ "NEo voted Player of the Decade". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  8. ^ "Top 20 players of 2011: Neo (1)". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  9. ^ Duda, Dominik (January 13, 2016). "Virtus.pro potwierdza obecność w Katowicach". itzaktv. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  10. ^ Sobociński, Filip (September 2, 2015). "Counter-Strike - rozlosowano grupy europejskich eliminacji mistrzostw świata". NaTemat.pl. Retrieved January 13, 2016.

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