Well guys it’s almost the end of “KZ in 2016, LUL” but I’m sure you’ll figure out how to adapt to the New Year. But with that I wanted to create an overview and highlight some important moments in KZ that happened during this past year. The first thing that comes to my mind is the KZ Cup that had tremendous support within and outside of our little community. It was truly the pinnacle of CSGO KZ to date and gave us some truly memorable moments. Some amazing moments, quotes and of course shitty kz memes. Starting off with the most obvious moment of 400$ ladder from my bro @linus . The popularization of CSGOKZSUCKSBOYS as a copy pasta courtesy of @ivansky that got many of us temporarily banned from the kz-climb channel due to no meme policy. But in my opinion the thing that sticks in my head the most from that time was the fact that a good pal and KZ legend zza left kz in one of the best possible ways, at the top. Of course this isn’t the only thing that happened in the past year but to me and many other kzers it was a great event. So onto the super sought-after Sachburger year-end awards! Best Map Released in 2016 Kz_depot created by @f3Vo – has a great balance between combo-ing and techniques that allow room to optimize without hitting more clicks and gave birth to depot streams from @burhác and I Runner-up: Kz_shark created by nykaN Best KZ run obtained in 2016 kz_beginnerblock_go by b0utamine (00:38.94) – the run is 6 months old and has yet to be beat even with the likes of @linus and @blasdfa going for it, that’s pretty damn impressive Runner-up: kz_j2s_westbl0ck by linus (01:58.72) Most Impressive KZer in 2016 @linus – dude peaked at over 100 records in the past year and still holds basically triple the next best Runner-up – b0utamine Most Satisfying Cheater Caught skodna – we suspected him of cheating for so long before busting him that it wasn’t even that shocking when it happened Runner-up: break Best Individual KZ Streamer @ruben;D – even though he left for a while he probably gains the most viewers and always makes a super chill stream with his unique style of KZ <twitch> Runner-up: @DanZay <twitch> Best KZ Vid of 2016 kz_comp_global battle video – first of the kind in csgo kz and with two amazing runs from @blasdfa and @linus Runner-up: kz_shark by DanZay Best Community Member @DanZay – this guy is a GOAT does everything: kz, mapping, videos, guides, and now working on his own adaptation of a kz plugin Runner-up: @Zpamm Most Bullied Community Member @MMZ>Kask - he has been getting bullied since 2014 for being a “dinosaur”, but I still love him Runner-up: @nexus :feelsnexusman: Member that Best Embodied ”KZ in 2016, LUL” Supa – has been in kz since some kzers weren’t even born and this marks the first year he was almost entirely absent, "let dillegince be your mastermind" Runner-up: @Kenneth Best KZ-Climb Thread of 2016 Break apology thread – nothing unites us more than shitting on cheaters I love it Runner-up: Every witchhunt thread Biggest KZ-Climb Forum Whore @pLekz - a like whore and made his goal to get a 2.0 like to post ratio, also known as his K/D ratio Runner-up: @rifk Most OSsloth @blasdfa – the most important award as only true OSsloth's will understand what it means Runner-up: Me, of course Conclusion And I’d just like to end this post giving a shout out to some community members that have stepped up recently. They have taken time out of their day to give back to the community (in no particular order): @Zach47 , @PlastiS , @Sikari , @kris , @DanZay , and of course everyone involved in the Global Team for doing their part in the kz community as this year draws to a close.