s1mple & Krad are among the knife kill leaders of 2021

HLTV.org compiled a ranking of players from the top 30 teams in the world for the highest number of knife kills this year. The top five includes two representatives of CIS teams: Alexander "s1mple" Kostyliev from NAVI and Vladislav "Krad" Kravchenko from Entropiq.

The undisputed leader in kills by knife is captain of SKADE Georgi "SHiPZ" Grigorov - 22 kills. Second place went to s1mple with 14 kills, third and fourth places went to Andrei "arT" Piovesan (FURIA) and Khristian "REDSTAR" Pironkov (Fiend) with 12 kills each. Krad is at the bottom of the list with 8 kills in 7 months.

Notably, s1mple is the only player in this ranking to rank in the top five for knife kills in 2020. The Ukrainian star had 10 kills last year.