Denis “seized” Kostin is a Russian Rifler and secondary AWPer for the fifth best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team in the world, Natus Vincere. Recently, he has helped his organisation make the Playoffs in the second $1,000,000 CS:GO event, ESL One Cologne 2016. With a long history at the top of the highest echelons of Counter-Strike, it’s interesting to see which skins are thought to be best by this player.
While the Natus Vincere brand automatically creates the expectation of excellence by the CS:GO community, the team’s results have been a little bit overwhelming in recent times. The team is still one of the best in the world. You could probably count on one hand the number of teams which could beat Na’Vi in a best of ten match.
Players who can rifle, as well as AWP or take control of the team when it’s needed, are extremely valued. While he’s not the in-game leader for Na’Vi, his leadership qualities are important nevertheless. That, together with his AWP skill, which compliments seized’s rifling, gives the team extra options in game. This was displayed in full force at ESL One Cologne 2016, where seized often helped carry out double AWP setups when the team’s eco allowed for it.
Here’s a table of the most important items bought by Na’Vi’s seized, together with the skins he used: