groove: "sh1ro clearly deserves at least third position in HLTV's ranking"

Konstantin "groove" Pikiner, a coach of Gambit, on his Instagram questioned the objectivity of the top 20 players of 2021 ranking by, the authors of which put the star of his team Dmitry "sh1ro" Sokolov in fourth place. According to the expert, the young AWPer should have gotten at least in the top 3.

The objectivity of the world ranking by raises more and more questions. If some results could be interpreted differently and at least some justification could be found for them, I can’t explain the injustice towards Dima. He clearly deserves at least third position in this ranking! Congratulations, sh1ro! It's been an incredible season from your side!

Along with Sokolov, his teammates from Gambit Sergey "Ax1Le" Rykhtorov and Abay "HObbit" Khasenov also made it into the top 20 players in 2021 ranking, and were ranked fifth and sixth, respectively. The final three spots are to be revealed on January 22.