Tom Bramwell, February 2, 2017

Snax hailed as best in the world after Major exploits

Astralis may have won the Major, but Virtus Pro could just as easily have taken it had they not run out of steam right at the end of a gruelling final map, and had they done so, Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski would have been a worthy winner. This week several of his fellow pros lined up to pay him tribute, including Fnatic veteran Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer.

Snax did some incredible things at the Major, winning eight clutches - including two in the final against Astralis - and of course giving us this unbelievable ace against North:

While he may not have won the Major, the veteran Polish player and his team-mates' exploits helped elevate them to the very top of the all-time Counter-Strike earnings tree. As reported by PVPLive, the roster has now eclipsed everyone else, in part thanks to their Major exploits, and in part because of SK Gaming's roster swap in December.

Money isn't everything, though, and we wouldn't be surprised if Snax and co would swap a fair amount of it for one more shot at those last few rounds on Train...

Tom Bramwell

Tom is a British writer who used to work for Eurogamer and Riot Games. Increasingly obsessed with esports.