dupreeh: "CS:GO stats is lying so much sometimes"
Vitality player Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen believes that statistics in CS:GO often do not reflect what actually happens in matches. The Dane shared his opinion on the topic in a video for the ESL YouTube channel.
As an example confirming his words, Rasmussen recalled the situation at IEM Rio Major 2022. At the Major, his teammate Lotan "Spinx" Giladi decided to watch a demo of Sergey "Ax1Le" Rykhtorov from Cloud9, but was disappointed, because with good statistics, there was nothing notable in what the Russian was doing on the server.
Our friend, Lotan, Spinx this is, he came to me this morning, we were having breakfast and then he said to me that he saw on statistics that Ax1Le had a really good Overpass game yesterday. He decided to watch demos, and I think he is playing the same position as Ax1Le both the CT and T. He watched demos because he had really good stats, he must have done something like, you know, some really good things and reading the situation correctly. And then he told me that he only got two frags on full buy rounds. The rest was eco and force buys. Obviously, Ax1Le is a fantastic player, but that is why stats is lying so much sometimes. You can have the craziest game but… Statistics, not only in CS, but in general, is the easiest thing to look at. People don't watch the game anymore, they watch the stats.
Vitality’s IGL Dan "apEX" Madesclaire was also involved in the discussion on this topic and added that statistics often depend on the player's position. The Frenchman remembered that on the defense on Mirage, where he plays on the B bombsite, he never gets easy frags, since on eco rounds the opponents mostly prefer to attack the A site.