Broky secures a spot in the top ten of the HLTV Top 20 Players of the Year list for the second time, thanks to his outstanding performance and notable achievements. The 22-year-old sharpshooter, originating from the FACEIT Pro League, has solidified his status as one of the premier snipers in the game with consecutive top-ten appearances.
Initially joining FaZe as a supportive rifler in 2019, broky's breakthrough into tier one prominence came under the guidance of Nikola "NiKo" Kovač. By early 2020, he transitioned to full-time AWPing, carving out a niche for himself. The dedication to his specialization earned him the 20th spot on the 2021 list, showcasing his prowess in major events against formidable opponents.
In 2022, playing alongside Finn "karrigan" Andersen and late-round partner Robin "ropz" Kool, broky reached new heights. Winning the IEM Katowice with a stand-in and securing EVPs at Pro League, PGL Major Antwerp, and IEM Cologne propelled him to the 6th position on the year-end list, making him the highest-ranked player in the team of the year.
Despite a strong start in 2022, FaZe faced setbacks, notably at the IEM Rio Major, resulting in an 0-3 record exit. The team set its sights on securing the elusive Intel Grand Slam in the new year. While challenges persisted, broky's pivotal role, especially in the Last Chance qualifier for the BLAST.tv Paris Major, showcased the team's resilience.
FaZe's triumph in the Grand Slam, culminating in a 3-1 victory against Cloud9, marked a cathartic moment for broky, ending a trophy drought of 252 days. The Major itself saw FaZe facing adversity but ultimately excelling, with broky delivering a stellar performance and earning his best moment of the year.
Post-Major, FaZe's form dipped, but broky's standout performances at IEM Dallas and another EVP highlighted his individual consistency. The team's shift to CS2 injected fresh motivation, leading to victories at IEM Sydney, Thunderpick World Championship, and CS Asia Championships, re-establishing FaZe as the best team globally.
While broky's individual accomplishments earned him a 10th place on the 2023 list, he expressed ambitions for a higher rank, emphasizing his late-round expertise, clutch capabilities, and consistent ratings against top-tier teams. Despite a challenging year personally, broky's resilience and quality gameplay ensure that his impact on the competitive scene remains formidable.