[Top 10] CS:GO Best Aggressive Players in The World

CS:GO Best Aggressive Players
Get to know the most aggressive players in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in this ranking list.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a competitive 5v5 tactical shooter where strategy and teamplay are what gets wins. So, it is preferred to play safely and rely on trades with your teammates in competitive play unless you're these players who head into fights heads first and show unnecessary aggression. Here are the top 10 Aggressive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players.


TOP 10. swag

Braxton ‘swag’ Pierce was the young rising star in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene in 2014. Known for his aggressive pug-stomping play style, this star sadly had an abrupt end to his career in January of 2015. swag was indefinitely banned for match fixing with his team at the time, iBUYPOWER, against NetcodeGuides in Season 5 of CEVO Professional League. It was a shame because prior to his ban swag got 18th in HLTVs top 20 players of 2014 with the rating 1.12. He was predicted to shine throughout 2015 to 2016 but sadly couldn’t show it because of his ban. swag kept on trying to pursue a professional CS:GO career throughout the years playing in smaller tournaments that unbanned him. In 2020 swag officially announced his retirement from CS:GO to pursue Valorant. 

Deadliest Weapons:

  • AK47 (3799 Kills)
  • M4A1 (1686 Kills)
  • AWP (1290 Kills)

Tournament Achievements:

  • Fragadelphia 12 ($18,250)
  • Fragadelphia 11 ($20,000)
  • RGN Pro Series ($15,000)

swags twitter


TOP 9. fer

Fernando ‘fer’ Alvarenga is a 2 time Major winner with 11 LAN titles to his belt. He is known for his aggressive pushes and lurks in CT side, heading face first into the enemies’ line of sight and winning duels. This Brazilian professional has proven time and time again that he is champion material and that his play style works. Especially after winning 2 Major titles and earning himself a top 3 place in HLTVs best players of 2017. 

Deadliest Weapons:

  • AK47 (5798 Kills)
  • M4A1 (3724 Kills)

Tournament Achievements:

  • ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 ($200,000)
  • EPICENTER 2017 ($250,000)
  • ESL One: Cologne 2016 ($500,000)
  • MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016 ($500,000)

fers twitter


TOP 8. KennyS

Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub, the god-father of aggressive AWPing. He is known for his aggressive play style with the AWP, kennyS showed everyone what it looks like to play the AWP in a more aggressive way. Sadly, kennyS’ playstyle was cut-short. In 2015 Valve released a new patch for CS:GO in April first which slowed down the movement speed of aiming down the scope of the AWP. This change forced kennyS to adapt and change his aggressive playstyle. Some would even say Valve made that patch solely to nerf kennyS. Though he had to give up his aggressive AWPing play style he still dominated the next few years and in 2017 earned himself a top 7 HLTVs top 20 players and a Major MVP. kennyS also holds 1 Major trophy and 10 LAN titles.  

Deadliest Weapons:

  • AWP (10,439 Kills)

Tournament Achievements:

  • DreamHack Open Cluj⁠-⁠Napoca 2015 ($100,000)
  • World Electronic Sports Games 2016 ($800,000)
  • ESL Pro League Season 5 - Finals ($225,000)

KennyS' twitter



Ismailcan ‘XANTARES’ Dörtkardeş, known as the heavy swing peeker and invented the“XANTARES” peek. Known for his aggressive and fast swings when it comes to peeking, this Turkish star has always been in the spotlight for his aggressiveness when it comes to dueling. XANTARES was forced to play this kind of play style because of his bad ping when playing online.

Deadliest Weapons:

  • AK47 (15,355 Kills)
  • M4A1 (7,606 Kills)

Tournament Achievements:

  • Funspark ULTI 2020 ($150,000)
  • DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: Europe ($54,000)
  • World Electronic Sports Games 2017 ($300,000)

XANTARES' twitter


TOP 6. k0nfig

Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke is the Danish legend that carried both Dignitas and North to becoming winners. He is known for his aggressive play style because of his confidence in aim duels and consistently winning them. He was the star player for both Dignitas and North, where his team played around him. His playstyle earned Dignitas a win against Virtus Pro in 2016 earning himself and his team a trophy. k0nfig currently has 3 LAN trophies in his belt and also earned 14th in HLTVs top 20 players of 2017. 

Deadliest Weapons:

  • AK47 (12,687 Kills)
  • M4A1 (5,002 Kills)

Tournament Achievements:

  • EPICENTER 2016 ($250,000)
  • BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals ($335,000)
  • DreamHack Open Summer 2019 ($50,000)

k0nfigs twitter


TOP 5. NiKo

Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač is one of the most mechanically talented CS:GO professionals out there. He is known for his ability to be flexible with any role and with any weapon. NiKo plays with huge confidence because, in all honesty, he can beat you in a 1v1 with any gun. So don’t even try to peek at this Bosnian super star or be punished with a bullet in the head. NiKo Played in multiple well known teams like mousesports, Faze Clan and, as of now, G2. He earned himself 11 LAN titles and 7 MVPS. NiKo also earned 4th place in the Top 20 players of 2020 by HLTV. 

Deadliest Weapons:

  • AK47 (13,491 Kills)
  • M4A1 (4,459 Kills)
  • AWP (2,922 Kills)

Recent Tournament Achievements:

  • Esports Championship Series Season 4 - Finals ($250,000)
  • ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 ($500,000)
  • EPICENTER 2018 ($150,000)

NiKos twitter


TOP 4. s1mple

The Undertaker of CS:GO. The mad supervillain, Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev. Known as one of the most dominant players and AWPers in CS:GOs history. He is known for his aggressive and sometimes reckless playstyle. Constantly knifing his enemies if he has the chance or just mindlessly peeking with his AWP. However, he did show his haters that they were wrong to doubt his skill and play style because s1mple won a total of 12 LAN titles and multiple MVPs. Started playing in the big stage during his time with HellRaisers but did not receive any recognition till he played for Team Liquid. s1mples been regarded as CS:GOs best players consistently earning himself top 1 in HLTVs top 20 players from 2018 to 2020. Currently playing for NAVI since 2016, this Ukraine superstar is determined to win a Major title for his Ukrainian team. 

Deadliest Weapons:

  • AWP (11,544 Kills)
  • AK47 (8,744 Kills)

Tournament Achievements:

  • BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020 ($600,000)
  • Intel Extreme Masters XVI - Cologne ($400,000)
  • Intel Extreme Masters XIV - World Championship ($250,000)

s1mples twitter


TOP 3. Stewie2k

The infamous smoke criminal, Jacky “Jake” ‘Stewie2k’ Yip. He is currently the entry fragger for Team Liquid. This American superstar did not receive the love and recognition he has now when he entered the league. Starting out playing for Splyce in 2015, Stewie2k showed his abnormal aggressive play style to the world. Stewie2k would enter  a site through a smoke, which was inadvisable at the time. . A lot of doubters, even eSport Journalists, believe that Stewie2k will not play or be able to keep up in that “next level” because of his recklessness. Stewie2k however, proved everyone wrong. He played amazingly on the big stage. Racking up 12 LAN trophies and earning North America's very first Major win with Cloud9 against FaZe clan in ELEAGUE Boston Major of 2018. 

Deadliest Weapons:

  • AK47 (8632 Kills)
  • M4A1 (4426 Kills) 
  • AWP (3285 Kills)

Tournament Achievements:

  • Intel Grand Slam Season 2 ($1,000,000)
  • ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 ($500,000)
  • ESL Pro League Season 9 - Finals ($250,000)

stewie2ks twitter



Mareks ‘YEKINDAR’ Galinskis is the entry fragger for Virtus.pro. A young budding star at the age of 21, YEKINDAR is showing a lot of promise and a lot of saucy CS:GO aggression. Another player who is known around the scene that has a really aggressive playstyle, YEKINDAR is shooting sites up with his deep lurks in CT side, and his holding of the W key in T side. Regarded as the younger top 1 player of this list, he sure has earned that title if you watched him play. Currently only has 2 LAN titles but at an early stage of his career that is already a lot. 

Deadliest Weapons:

  • AK47 (8217 Kills)
  • M4A1 (3287 Kills) 

Tournament Achievements:

  • Flashpoint Season 2 ($500,000)
  • cs_summit 7 ($100,000)
  • DreamHack Open December 2020 ($50,000)

YEKINDARs twitter


TOP 1. arT

Make way for the most aggressive player in CS:GO history, Andrei ‘arT’ Piovezan.  Been in the scene since 2016 but never made a name for himself till as of late when he started playing for the renowned Brazilian team, FURIA Esports, in 2018. Another player who was like Stewie2k gained a lot of infamy for how he pushes into a site. He’s not afraid to cross smokes and molotovs just as long as he gets to point B from point A. His team, FURIA Esport, plays around his play style. They would wait for arT to push into a site alone, fully entrusting him that he would make an early frag, which he usually does, and clear the site. As of now, aRT has earned himself 3 LAN titles and since he only started playing properly in 2018 that isn’t that bad.

Deadliest Weapons:

  • AWP (5066 Kills)
  • AK47 (3960 Kills) 

Tournament Achievements:

  • ESL Pro League Season 12: North America ($77,500)
  • DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: North America ($40,000)
  • Elisa Invitational Summer 2021 ($50,000)

arTs twitter


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