NiKo ranks 5th in's Top 20 players of 2022

The fifth place in the ranking of the best players of 2022 according to belongs to Nikola "NiKo" Kovač. He became the third G2 member to make the Top 20 list after Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov and Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač. 

NiKo's most significant team achievement last year was the victory at BLAST Premier World Final 2022. He also secured five EVPs, which are awarded to exceptionally valuable players of a tournament.

In 2022, Kovač averaged a 1.22 rating. The leader of G2 ended up among the best players by several statistics, of which the average damage per round stands out the most – 87.2, the first place in the world.

The list of the Top 20 players of the past year will be published every day until January 14. The player coming in at fourth place will be revealed tomorrow, January 13, at 22:00 MSK.

The Top 20 players in the world in 2022 according to are as follows:

5.  Nikola "NiKo" Kovač (G2)
6.  Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants (FaZe)
7.  Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov (G2)
8.  Robin "ropz" Kool (FaZe)
9.  Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato (FURIA)
10.  Martin "stavn" Lund (Heroic)
11.  Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken (FaZe)
12.  Benjamin "blameF" Bremer (Astralis)
13.  Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard (FaZe)
14.  Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač (G2)
15.  Mareks "YEKINDAR" Galinskis (Liquid)
16.  Valeriy "b1t" Vakhovskiy (NAVI)
17.  David "⁠frozen⁠" Čerňanský (MOUZ)
18.  Lotan "Spinx" Giladi (Vitality)
19.  Yuri "yuurih" Santos (FURIA)
20.  Dzhami "Jame" Ali (Outsiders)