Five Pistol Kings in CS:GO

Who are the pistol kings on the professional scene and which team tops our rankings?
Five Pistol Kings in CS:GO

In this article, we used hltv.org 2018 statistics, hltv.org's "big events" and "top 20".


5.  North

Stats at big events (2018):
Maps played: 34 Pistol rounds:
W/L: 35/33
Pistol round wins: 51,5% 
% of wins after winning a pistol round: 77,1% % of wins after losing a pistol round9,1%


The Danes have difficulties winning pistol rounds on CT side (only 47,1% of victories), although they are second to none on T side, winning 55,9% of the time. However, North have the lowest winning percentage of rounds immediately following a lost pistol round.

4.  FaZe Clan

Stats at big events (2018):
Maps played: 94 Pistol rounds: 
W/L: 98/90
Pistol round wins: 52,1% 
% of wins after winning a pistol round: 81,6% of wins after losing a pistol round: 17,8%


July wasn't the best month for FaZe Clan, and yet the team still has amazing numbers in pistol rounds. It's interesting that this squad has exactly the same percentage of wins on both CT and T sides. Consistency is the mother of mastery!

3.  Renegades

Stats at big events (2018):
Maps played: 47 Pistol rounds: 
W/L: 50/44
Pistol round wins: 53,2% 
% of wins after winning a pistol round: 74% of wins after losing a pistol round: 11,4%


The Australians from Renegades are ranked third in our rating. These guys have an impressive 57,4% of wins on CT side, but things aren't as smooth on the attacking side where Renegades have only a 48,9% win percentage in pistol rounds.


2.  Astralis

Stats at big events (2018):
Maps played: 78 Pistol rounds: 
W/L: 86/70
Pistol round wins: 55,1% 
% of wins after winning a pistol round: 87,2% of wins after losing a pistol round: 32,9%


The Danish team has surely proven to be the best team on the planet this year. Astralis are  impressive in pistol rounds. However, they still have room for improvement: 60,3% of wins on CT side but only 50% in pistol rounds when playing on T side.


1.  Natus Vincere

Stats at big events (2018):
Maps played: 86 Pistol rounds: 
W/L: 95/77
Pistol round wins: 55,2% 
% of wins after winning a pistol round: 78,9% of wins after losing a pistol round: 28,6%

 

Natus Vincere have been tweaking their play style for a while now, but they've still managed to keep their roster intact. Natus Vincere currently have the highest win percentage in pistol rounds. The team also has the best results in pistol rounds on CT side, winning 60,5% of the time. Na'Vi do have a slightly less dominant T side winning 50% of the pistol rounds. The team is continuing to grow and is constantly working on their performance.

Where will these teams end up at the end of 2018? We'll make sure to keep track and let you know!


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