CS:GO Team Ranking: January 2013
By: reakq
Time: 2013-02-14 17:11
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Quite an inactive month of January is now behind us, but our team ranking still deserves an update. Although the first five places remain unchanged, we have three new entries while the rest of the Top 20 has been shuffled, so check out below what happened.

We saw only one LAN event during January - IEM Poland - and it was a minor one featuring no more than 4 teams. Other than that, the only source of CS:GO entertainment were online leagues. With ESL Major Series Winter coming to an end, some teams received their due points for their overall placing, while ESEA Invite and Fnatic FragOut League handed out points for individual matches only.

Because of the lack of major events, no big changes in the ranking were possible, but we still have three new entries and some interesting moves overall. The top five however has remained the same, so the challengers still have some work to do in the future.

 

I. TOP 20 2013-01-31

Rank Teams Points evo
       
1. Ninjas in Pyjamas 641.80  -
2. VeryGames 294.01  -
3. ESC Gaming 148.23  -
4. Lemondogs 96.79  -
5. Curse 63.68  -
6. Virtus.pro 56.90  +1
7. Imaginary Gaming 54.30  +4
8. Quantic 54.16  -2
9. 3DMAX 48.04  -
10. Anexis 47.87  -2
11. Overrated Individuals 39.12  -1
12. n!faculty 37.63  +4
13. fnatic  36.82  +4
14. k1ck 35.97  -2
15. mousesports 34.65  -1
16. Absolute Legends 29.88  +4
17. ex-3DMAX 29.71  +6
18. fm.TOXiC 28.44  -3
19. Dynamic 25.97  +7
20. LDLC.com  25.44  +4
       

 

I.1 Teams out of the Ranking:

 

logiX -3 (previously 18th)
(dynrmight, syrsoN, enkay J, yannick, r0b)

Former gamed!de squad, who made a switch of organizations by moving to logiX a few days ago, followed up their 5-6th place from NorthCon with a very inactive month of January. Their only international match in the entire month was EMS Winter quarter-final against eXtensive (now LDLC.com) which they lost 2-0.

Therefore it is no surprise that they dropped off the radar from the 18th position, making way for some more active teams. Unfortunately for them, their former organization held on to the spot they earned for next season of EMS, so they will have to look for other ways to get back into the ranking.

 BuyKey -8 (previously 19th)
(malikinovic, liptoN, AREA, SCARA, niko)

In the December ranking we pointed out that BuyKey has disbanded which meant they should be completely removed from the ranking at this point. However, in a somewhat unexpected turn of events, the team that finished 4th at AMD Sapphire returned mid-January with several new additions to the lineup.

They didn't play any matches since then though, and due to only keeping two of the players that were part of their biggest success, their points from Prague were halved. That means that they dropped 8 places and will have a hard time getting back into the ranking in the near future, especially considering that they have no events lined up.

 ex-Copenhagen Wolves Disbanded (previously 13th)
(former lineup: gla1ve, Herden, HUNDEN, Nico, smF)

Another team that was marked for removal in the previous ranking was Copenhagen Wolves, as they disbanded mid-December. They peaked at DreamHack Winter 2012 with a quarter-final finish and were ranked 6th in our November edition. The organization has in the mean time picked up a completely new squad, but they will have to start gathering their own points in the future.

 

I.2 Decreasing teams:

 

 fm.TOXiC -3 (previously 15th)
(Whindanski, BARBARR, nEiLZiNHo, socN, smF)

fm.TOXiC put themselves on the map with a very promising run at NorthCon in mid-December (3rd place), but they then had a dismal month of January. Like most of the teams, they didn't have many chances to shine in this quiet month, with ESEA Invite being their only source of matches, but even with the little they had they disappointed.

In their defense André "BARBARR" Möller reportedly had PC problems during the entire month, but 6 losses in as many matches is an unacceptable result by any standards, so it is no wonder that the team lost points and fell down 3 places. At the very end of January they reacted and replaced two members of their lineup, which seems to have already started paying dividends.

 Quantic -2 (previously 6th)
(hiko, DaZeD, tck, frozt, semphis)

The 3rd place finishers from ESWC continue sliding down our ranking due to a lack of international attendances. Their recent name change from 4Nothing to Quantic is related to rectifying that issue, as they announced plans for visiting Copenhagen Games in March.

In the mean time they will have to rely on points from ESEA Invite, which aren't plentiful despite of their solid success. They started January with 5 wins in a row in the North American league, but finished it off with a loss to Dynamic which in the end resulted in a 2 place drop to 8th despite of increasing their point count overall. Nevertheless, Quantic has all but secured a spot in the ESEA Invite Global Finals in April, so even though they might drop down even further in February, they will have a chance to bounce back soon after that.

 k1ck -2 (previously 12th)
(fox, mUttt, iNsider, n3w, emotioN)

Another team that played no matches at all in January is the best Portuguese squad k1ck. In the last days of December they were knocked out of EMS by 3DMAX, so they had nothing to play in the period that followed, as they weren't invited to ESEA or Fnatic FragOut League.

They ended up falling to 14th place, and have furthermore lost a few points as their DreamHack Valencia 3rd/4th place finish from back in September is starting to lose value. The Portuguese fans will however have a chance to see their favorite team in action soon, as their quarter-final finish in EMS secured them a spot for the upcoming season's qualifier cups.

 Anexis -2 (previously 8th)
(MSL, Pimp, Nille, Nico, gla1ve)

January was a difficult month for the best Danish team Anexis, who took part in ESEA Invite and Fnatic FragOut League and ended up with a bad-looking 4-7 record from matches in those two competitions. However, it should be noted that only one of those losses came against a lower ranked opponent (to fnatic after overtime in ESEA), but at the same time none of their wins were a surprise either, so they ended up dropping two places back to 10th where they were at the end of November.

 Overrated Individuals -1 (previously 10th)
(RattlesnK, Mx, RE1EASE, prb, weber)

After being dropped by the mousesports organization the 3rd/4th place finishers from DreamHack Winter turned completely inactive. Without any news or matches from them during January, they have naturally dropped down in our ranking, but as the calendar turned to February they finally made headlines by announcing a slightly changed lineup and starting a search for a new organization.

Right after that they were invited to participate in SLTV StarSeries V and have secured themselves a chance to play in the upcoming RaidCall EMS One qualifying cups, so organizations should soon be fighting eachother off to sign the team that so far gave NiP the hardest fight on LAN.

 mousesports -1 (previously 14th)
(Troubley, approx, karrigan, nooky, zonixx)

The last team that recorded a slight drop in our ranking is the current mousesports squad who finished the month with 2 wins and 9 losses overall in ESEA Invite and FFO League. Of the less expected losses two came against fnatic and one against Absolute Legends, while their only actual win (other than forfeit over Curse) was a surprising 16-4 demolition against Virtus.pro in FFO.

As a result of those poor performances, the team replaced Johannes "nex" Maget with Andre "nooky" Utesch at the beginning of February, and we will be able to see the new lineup in action during SLTV StarSeries V in the near future.

 

I.3 Stationary teams (which are not in the Monthly top 10)

 

Curse (remained 5th)
(allu, aslak, natu, ScurK, reflex)

After proclaiming Curse as the team to watch in our previous ranking update following their rise to fame in December, the best Finnish team didn't live up to the expectations and struggled during the whole month of January. They started off with a lineup change, replacing Niko "naSu" Kovanen with one of the most talented youngsters from the end of the CS 1.6 era - Timi "aslak" Verkkoperä, but that didn't seem to work out for the best as of yet.

Their results suffered after that change as they ended up with a 1-5 record in ESEA Invite, which was their only tournament during the month. For good parts of it they were even outright inactive, which is testified by one of their losses being a forfeit to mousesports. Fortunately for them even though their overall point count decreased because of that, none of the teams were able to catch up with the 5th placed Finns. On the other hand, instead of reducing the gap they are now further behind the top four.

Lemondogs (remained 4th)
(waver, beRg, twist, cype, zajp)

Another team from the very top of our ranking that saw its position remain unchanged is Lemondogs. The Swedish squad of youngsters added Anton "waver" Wiberg at the start of the year, but didn't really have a chance to prove anything since then as they weren't taking part in EMS or ESEA Invite. Their only action came at the very end of the month when they took part in Fnatic FragOut League, in which they recorded wins over Na`Vi and Anexis, and a loss to NiP, which expectedly brought them through to the playoffs.

But with only three matches which ended up having predictable outcomes it's no surprise that their point count remained almost the same, and that they are consequently now further from the top three than they were a month ago. To make matters worse, they were snubbed by another online league, SLTV StarSeries V, so their only chance to make something happen in February will be Esports Heaven Vienna.

 

I.4 Increasing teams (which are not in the Monthly top 10)


 Absolute Legends +4 (previously 20th)
(pronax, lidde, zneel, rdl, dennis)

Coming into the month as the last team on our Top 20, Absolute Legends were lower ranked than ten of their eleven opponents in ESEA Invite, so their January record of 4-5 obviously means they had some upset wins in that period. And indeed they defeated mousesports, fm.TOXiC and Curse, which brought them some bonus points and caused a 4-place jump to 16th despite of a negative record.

However, even though they had a solid month, the Swedish team made a change in its lineup last week, seeing Andreas "schneider" Lindberg leave and welcoming Dennis "dennis" Edman in his place.

  LDLC.com +4 (previously 24th)
(Happy
, Maniac, apEX, MaT, atLaNtis)

The four-place jump by LDLC.com (previously known as eXtensive) was a result of a 4th place finish in ESL Major Series Winter. The French team defeated gamed!de in the quarter-final of the competition at the beginning of January, but ran into a brick wall when they met NiP in the semi-final.

After unsurprisingly losing to the Swedes, they also lost the battle for 1,000€ in the 3rd place decider against Danish 3DMAX, but nevertheless a semi-final participation brought them enough points to climb to 20th place on our ranking.

 

II. Monthly Ranking

Top 10 of January 2013

 

Rank Teams Points
     
1. Ninjas in Pyjamas 47.90
2. ESC Gaming 25.49
3. VeryGames 20.86
4. Imaginary Gaming 16.88
5. Virtus.pro 12.14
6. fnatic 11.87
7. ex-3DMAX 10.50
8. 3DMAX 8.50
9. n!faculty 7.66
10. Dynamic 7.53

 

10.  Dynamic (overall +7, from 26th to 19th)
(adreN, AZK, Volcano, n0thing, swag)

Achievements
 -
Total prize money:
0€

As it wasn't a month with a lot of movement, Dynamic's jump from 26th to 19th place was actually the biggest one made by any team. The North Americans only played in ESEA Invite where they had a 5-1 record in January, but their victory over Quantic brought them enough bonus points to get them into the 10th place of our monthly ranking.

Along with Curse and Quantic, they have all but secured a spot at the ESEA Global Finals where they will square off against the best European teams sometime in April.

Top matches (according to the ranking of December 2012):

Versus teams higher ranked in the Ranking of December
26th Dynamic vs 6th Quantic 16-11 ESEA Invite Season 13

 

9.  n!faculty (overall +4, from 16th to 12th)
(Kirby, asmo, disruptor, qk-Mantis, smn)

Achievements:
 -
Total prize money:
0€

After a severe nine-place drop in December, n!faculty are now back on track as the best ranked German team thanks to several good results in January. They started the month with a quarter-final loss to Imaginary Gaming in EMS, but recovered quickly with a solid run in ESEA Invite (4-3 record).

In addition to three expected losses against higher ranked teams, they added a few surprise wins, most of all the one against VeryGames. That made the Germans only the third team to defeat the French in CS:GO until that point and along with two other wins against higher ranked opponents, they gained enough points to advance to the 12th position of our ranking.

Top matches (according to the ranking of December 2012):

 

Versus teams higher ranked in the Ranking of November
16th n!faculty vs 2nd VeryGames 19-17 ESEA Invite Season 13
16th n!faculty vs 5th Curse 16-12 ESEA Invite Season 13
16th n!faculty vs 14th mousesports 16-12 ESEA Invite Season 13
Versus teams from the Top20 Ranking of November
16th n!faculty vs 17th fnatic 16-6 ESEA Invite Season 13

 

8.  3DMAX (overall -, remained 9th)
(GuardiaN, kap1, .PhP, oskar, sneix)

Achievements:
2nd at Intel Extreme Masters Poland
Total prize money:
~1,540€

Slovakian-Czech squad of 3DMAX spent the month without one of its star players, Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný, during which time they attended January's only international LAN event IEM Poland. With a 2nd place finish in Katowice they held on to their 9th place overall, and have also secured ~1,540€ which puts them third on our money ranking for the month.

Aside from those two matches in Poland (win over ALSEN and loss to ESC) they were otherwise inactive, but still made headlines on two occasions. Firstly when the team left myDGB.net for 3DMAX and later when Šťastný made an unexpected return to the team, making their lineup now look stronger than ever, at least on paper. They will have a busy schedule ahead, having signed up for Esports Heaven Vienna, SLTV StarSeries V and RaidCall EMS One.


7.  ex-3DMAX (overall +6, from 23th to 17th)
(disbanded; former lineup: socN, tabaco, gravityy, Herden, dupreeh)

Achievements:
3rd at EMS Winter Season 2012
Total prize money:
1,000€

Danish squad that disbanded in the mean time, formerly of 3DMAX, saw a 3rd place at EMS Winter bring them enough points for the 7th place on our monthly ranking. Although their January record is just a semi-final loss to Imaginary after an intense 3-map battle and a victory over LDLC.com in the 3rd place decider, ex-3DMAX received this somewhat significant amount of points for their overall finish in the competition which spanned from November. That also brought them into the Top 20, but as the team is no longer together they are marked for removal next month.


6.  fnatic (overall +4, from 17th to 13th)
(Rytter, JOKERN, Friis, trace, Xyp9x)

Achievements:
 -
Total prize money:
0€

The new fnatic squad is still far away from the standards that their CS 1.6 teams set back in the days, but January was a month of improvement for the all-Danish team. Even though they ended up with an even record of 5 wins and just as many losses overall in Fnatic FragOut League group stage and ESEA Invite, each of those wins was against teams from the Top 20, and four were against teams previously higher ranked than them.

That made fnatic the team that gathered the most bonus points in January and put them on the 6th place of our monthly ranking, causing an overall increase of four positions. They will continue taking part in most of the online leagues, but no international LANs are set in stone for them yet.

Top matches (according to the ranking of December 2012):

 

Versus teams higher ranked in the Ranking of December
17th fnatic vs 14th mousesports 16-13 Fnatic FragOut group stage
17th fnatic vs 8th Anexis 19-16 ESEA Invite Season 13
17th fnatic vs 14th mousesports 16-9 ESEA Invite Season 13
17th fnatic vs 15th fm.TOXiC 16-11 ESEA Invite Season 13
Versus teams from the Top20 Ranking of December
17th fnatic vs 20th Absolute Legends 19-15 ESEA Invite Season 13

 

5.  Virtus.Pro (overall +1, from 7th to 6th)
(AdreN, Dosia, kucher, ANGE1, Fox)

Achievements:
 -
Total prize money:
0€

Virtus.pro have definitely established themselves as the biggest threat to the current top five and will likely break into that company in the near future. They advanced once again and now hold the 6th place overall thanks to their excellent January campaign.

Aside from a surprise loss to mousesports in Fnatic FragOut League, this CIS team only fell to NiP and VeryGames (twice) during the month, while at the same time accumulating 9 wins in total. The most important one was against ESC Gaming after double overtime in one of the most interesting matches so far in CS:GO, while 5 other wins came against teams from the Top 20.

Top matches (according to the ranking of December 2012):

Versus teams higher ranked in the Ranking of December
7th Virtus.pro vs 3rd ESC Gaming 25-21 ESEA Invite Season 13
Versus teams from the Top20 Ranking of December
7th Virtus.pro vs 17th fnatic 16-6 Fnatic FragOut group stage
7th Virtus.pro vs 20th Absolute Legends 16-10 ESEA Invite Season 13
7th Virtus.pro vs 14th mousesports 16-8 ESEA Invite Season 13
7th Virtus.pro vs 16th n!faculty 16-11 ESEA Invite Season 13
7th Virtus.pro vs 15th fm.TOXiC 16-13 ESEA Invite Season 13
7th Virtus.pro vs 8th Anexis 16-4 ESEA Invite Season 13

 

4.  Imaginary Gaming (overall +4, from 11th to 7th)
(Ozstrik3r, mshz, MAJ3R, shoxie, Uzzzii)

Achievements:
2nd at EMS Winter Season 2012
Total prize money:
1,500

The 2nd best French team Imaginary Gaming made a climb to a respectable 7th place in our overall ranking. They have their EMS Winter run to thank for that, as they knocked out n!faculty and ex-3DMAX on the way to the final where NiP got the better of them.

The closure of EMS brought them enough points for the 4th place in our monthly ranking, but the main story concerning the team in January was the loss of Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom to VeryGames. They will continue being active online in the future with participations in SLTV StarSeries V and RaidCall EMS One.

Top matches (according to the ranking of December 2012):

Versus teams from the Top20 Ranking of December
11th Imaginary Gaming vs 16th n!faculty 2-0 EMS Winter 1/4 final 

 

3.  VeryGames (overall -, remained 2nd)
(Ex6TenZ, ScreaM, NBK, kennyS, SmithZz)

Achievements:
-
Total prize money:
0€

Even though they are once again 3rd placed on our monthly ranking, VeryGames remain a clear 2nd overall after leaving another successful month behind them. It wasn't a perfect display as they dropped a map to n!faculty, and also lost to NiP in that famous comeback on de_nuke_se, but they still had 9 mostly convincing victories over teams from the Top 20, including a perfect group stage in FFO league.

Top matches (according to the ranking of December 2012):

Versus teams from the Top20 Ranking of December
2nd VeryGames vs 7th Virtus.pro 16-11 Fnatic FragOut groupstage
2nd VeryGames vs 17th fnatic 16-6 Fnatic FragOut groupstage
2nd VeryGames vs 14th mousesports 16-6 Fnatic FragOut groupstage
2nd VeryGames vs 7th Virtus.pro 16-9 ESEA Invite Season 13
2nd VeryGames vs 17th fnatic 16-8 ESEA Invite Season 13
2nd VeryGames vs 14th mousesports 16-2 ESEA Invite Season 13
2nd VeryGames vs 5th Curse 16-8 ESEA Invite Season 13
2nd VeryGames vs 20th Absolute Legends 16-3 ESEA Invite Season 13
2nd VeryGames vs 15th fm.TOXiC 16-1 ESEA Invite Season 13

 

2.  ESC Gaming (overall -, remained 3rd)
(TaZ, Neo, pasha, kuben, Loord)

Achievements:
1st at Intel Extreme Masters Poland
Total prize money:
3,080

For the second month in a row, ESC Gaming are ranked higher than VeryGames in our monthly ranking, which means they are slowly reducing the overall gap between 2nd and 3rd place. Although the actual difference was recuded by an unnoticable 5 points, the Poles added another LAN victory to their account by taking the ~3,080€ worth first place prize at IEM Katowice and more importantly, have shown significant signs of improvement.

Their ESEA Invite campaign during January was only stained by the double overtime loss to Virtus.pro, but aside from that they recorded only victories in their other five clashes.

Top matches (according to the ranking of December 2012):

Versus teams from the Top20 Ranking of December
3rd ESC Gaming vs 9th 3DMAX 2-0 IEM Poland final
3rd ESC Gaming vs 14th mousesports 16-9 ESEA Invite Season 13
3rd ESC Gaming vs 20th Absolute Legends 16-5 ESEA Invite Season 13
3rd ESC Gaming vs 16th n!faculty 16-9 ESEA Invite Season 13
3rd ESC Gaming vs 8th Anexis 16-12 ESEA Invite Season 13

 

1.  Ninjas in Pyjamas (overall -, remained 1st)
(Xizt, GeT_RiGhT, f0rest, friberg, Fifflaren)

Achievements:
1st at EMS Winter Season 2012
Total prize money:
2,500

Even in this quiet month of January Ninjas in Pyjamas convincingly took the 1st place in the monthly ranking and even further increased their overall lead in our Top 20. The Swedes were only seen in action online, taking part in all three available leagues - EMS Winter, ESEA Invite and FFO, and as usual they finished with a perfect record (14-0), while also adding another title to their collection.

 

On their road to victory in EMS Winter, they knocked out Wizards, LDLC.com and Imaginary Gaming to clinch a 2,500€ prize. The toughest match though was the one against VeryGames in ESEA Invite, when they had to overcome a 13-2 deficit from the first half, and they did just that to once again prove that they are the best in the world.

Top matches (according to the ranking of December 2012):

Versus teams from the Top20 Ranking of December
1st NiP vs 8th Anexis  16-2 Fnatic FragOut groupstage
1st NiP vs 4th Lemondogs 16-7 Fnatic FragOut groupstage
1st NiP vs 11th Imaginary Gaming 2-0 EMS Winter final
1st NiP vs 7th Virtus.pro 16-10 ESEA Invite Season 13
1st NiP vs 8th Anexis 16-9 ESEA Invite Season 13
1st NiP vs 20th Absolute Legends 16-9 ESEA Invite Season 13
1st NiP vs 17th fnatic 16-3 ESEA Invite Season 13
1st NiP vs 16th n!faculty 16-2 ESEA Invite Season 13
1st NiP vs 2nd VeryGames 16-13 ESEA Invite Season 13

 

III. Main Stats

 

III.1 Ranking by prize money

 

The amounts of prize money are based only on the events included in the ranking:

 

Monthly prize money Ranking       Overall prize money Ranking
1st ESC Gaming ~3,080€       1st NiP ~54,429€
2nd NiP ~2,500€       2nd VeryGames ~19,730€
3rd 3DMAX ~1,540€       3rd Quantic ~10,780€
4th Imaginary Gaming ~1,500€       4th ESC Gaming ~10,200€
5th ex-3DMAX ~1,000€       5th Lemondogs ~6,486€
6th MaxFloPlay ~770€       6th 3DMAX ~4,620€
            7th k1ck ~4,475€
            8th Overrated Individuals ~4,081€
            9th Imaginary Gaming ~3,425€
            10th Dynamic ~3,080€

 

III.2 Other Top Matches from teams outside of the Monthly Top 10

 

24th LDLC.com vs 18th logiX 2-0 EMS Winter 1/4 final
14th mousesports vs 7th Virtus.pro 16-4 Fnatic FragOut group stage
20th Absolute Legends vs 14th mousesports 16-6 ESEA Invite season 13
20th Absolute Legends vs 15th fm.TOXiC 16-6 ESEA Invite season 13
32nd ASES vs 5th Curse 16-11 ESEA Invite season 13
20th Absolute Legends vs 5th Curse 16-7 ESEA Invite season 13
62nd WE ARE LIONS vs 26th Dynamic 16-11 ESEA Invite season 13
62nd WE ARE LIONS vs 39th Curse 16-14 ESEA Invite season 13

III.3 Points distribution graphic

Nowadays, we can clearly observe a strong Top 3 which have earned more points than all the other teams in the ranking:

 

 

Events

As always, at the end we present you the list of events that were included in the creation of this ranking. Note that older events lose value as time goes by.

 

High: DreamHack Winter 2012, ESWC 2012
Medium: DreamHack Valencia, SLTV StarSeries IV, NorthCon, THOR Open, AMD Sapphire
Low: ESEA Invite Season 12, DreamHack Winter international qualifer, ESL Major Series, ESEA Invite Season 13 North America & Europe, XLParty, RADEON Offensive, IEM Poland, EMS Winter Season 2012

 

That marks the end of our January update, we hope you enjoyed the analysis. February should provide for more interesting changes as Esports Heaven Vienna is in sight, as well as even more online action with SLTV StarSeries V and qualification cups for RaidCall EMS One.

gr8!

Post edited 2013-02-14 12:23:58
2013-02-14 12:23:38
by: csgo
#57
n!faculty should now go top 5
cuz they are 2guud beating VG & NIP
2013-02-14 20:05:53
NIP?!
2013-02-14 21:36:11
by: csgo
#66
yes
2013-02-14 22:19:30
but online..
2013-02-14 22:35:02
by: csgo
#69
ranking not only about lan i guss...
2013-02-14 22:37:47
lol
2013-02-15 01:33:38
wow good work !
but still Curse doesn't deserve 5th place, VP is easily better than them.
2013-02-14 12:29:18
Well if you look at the monthly statistics they tell more about the truth, Curse was probably the only team who were able to fight even with NiP in 2012 so imo they deserve the spot since no other team has managed to do that.

Ps. Curse did win VP 16-5 just a few days ago
2013-02-14 12:36:17
Yea, but other achievements (VP win over VG, good result in SLTV,..) should make VP rank 5 :P
But yea, Curse are also pretty good, one of my fav. team, hope they will do more damage in future !
2013-02-14 13:05:14
by: reakq - HLTV.org
#14
Their win over VG and their 2nd place at FFO were in February ;)
2013-02-14 13:13:29
oh yea, my mistake :D
sorry
2013-02-14 17:19:28
Anyways VP > CURSE . Any "dabtz" ?
Noon care about that shit. For me top 3 was esc but now its esc / Vp .
n! is still top 4, but they;re great for me and i will <33333 for them anyways.

2013-02-15 01:36:31
The new Wolves team will be found in the top of the rankings in the near future :)
2013-02-14 12:33:56
nice work reakq
2013-02-14 12:36:16
i dont understand why Overrated Individuals are there.why they "benefit" from mousesports where they had different lineup
2013-02-14 12:37:18
by: Tgwri1s - HLTV.org
#33
They have 3 same players (majority of the team). If they change another one, then we would half their points from the events so far, just like with BuyKey.
2013-02-14 15:37:05
well 2 new players out of 5 is pretty new line up imo.but great article anyway.gj and thanks for reply:)
2013-02-14 22:20:32
by: Tgwri1s - HLTV.org
#75
3 is still a majority :) and lineup changes are quite frequent in general.

Just look at the top 20 teams, everyone except NiP, ESC and n!faculty has made at least one lineup change in the last few months.

So we have to accept that as the norm and count 3 players as the core of a team which holds on to the points.
2013-02-15 01:11:46
by: Dare_Dev1L - HLTV.org
#8
Good job m8 as always for the effort!
2013-02-14 12:43:26
3DMAX didnt played vs MaxFloPlay but ALSEN in Katowice.
2013-02-14 12:56:59
by: reakq - HLTV.org
#12
fixed, thanks
2013-02-14 13:06:23
good job :)
2013-02-14 13:00:39
by: DUZ
#13
wow! nice stats
2013-02-14 13:07:16
ex-3DMAX in the top20, what the fuuuuuuck?? :D
2013-02-14 13:13:52
you're a star m8,great read.

Post edited 2013-02-14 13:21:49
2013-02-14 13:21:42
amazing stats + news, good job
2013-02-14 13:21:52
who cares shitty csgo
2013-02-14 13:24:01
Lovely raekq!
2013-02-14 13:27:16
Damn, I love these articles.
2013-02-14 13:34:40
Hi all! I have a question. Can I just download and play with bots ks.go? as I did in 1.6........ Sorry for google translate:D thanks.
2013-02-14 13:40:01
u no need download bots alredi inside ur ks:go
2013-02-14 18:28:52
disruptor/kirby for approx plz :(

thanks, for the article. it's a lot of effort and stats tracking im sure.
2013-02-14 13:47:16
Why would they leave n! ?
2013-02-15 15:46:22
they wouldn't :(

they're having a great run of form and i'm sure team chemistry is great. only reason i'd see is if nooky tells mouz, look, we need so and so in order to be successful and if they're willing to fork over outrageous salaries... which as they proved with Sam Gawn and Co. they aren't. so... just a wishful dream atm.
2013-02-16 20:34:39
lemondogs still overrated
2013-02-14 13:49:21
Great progress on ESC!
2013-02-14 13:52:48
Well done again ninjas and the poles!

Post edited 2013-02-14 14:16:42
2013-02-14 14:16:32
by: Jks
#26
Love these articles. Hope to see ESC above VG next time ;).
2013-02-14 14:21:41
wow Nip has 641 points
2013-02-14 14:22:12
by: xb0y
#28
This is why HLTV is the best.
2013-02-14 14:51:04
Great Job
2013-02-14 15:04:25
VP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2013-02-14 15:14:01
Nice job !
2013-02-14 15:17:56
Wuhu, good work and nice read, keep it up reakq:)
2013-02-14 15:27:26
Sweden #1 as usual.. like in 1.6.

FOR MOTHER SWEDEN
2013-02-14 15:43:26
fnatic gogogogo
2013-02-14 15:46:00
waiting for Na'Vi show-off on next lan!
2013-02-14 15:47:25
nice esc ;)
2013-02-14 16:06:29
love these articles
2013-02-14 16:38:15
VP soon will be in second place, bb vg.
2013-02-14 17:00:53
by: pgb1
#42
never

VP is not a kind of team that can dominate
2013-02-14 17:34:08
okay, tell me why please? or you can write only?
2013-02-14 18:05:23
by: pgb1
#54
VP is playing cs for more than 10 years and never was top3, sweden , poland, ukraine too strong
2013-02-14 19:01:12
completely different lineup than the LeX, Snoop, Sally lineup though
2013-02-14 21:00:36
russians teams in general are inconsistent and always have been

Post edited 2013-02-15 14:10:55
2013-02-15 14:10:42
Just curious, how many hours reakq this took for u to get it done ? Really looks like alot of work to do here, but yeah just a perfect article with all the info that i can imagine. gj
2013-02-14 17:33:23
by: reakq - HLTV.org
#81
This news is made throughout the month, with updates day per day. It's not the work of one day, fortunately :D
2013-02-15 18:40:58
Great work ! :)
2013-02-14 17:53:21
fnatic 13, very very nice :/
2013-02-14 17:55:09
can't agree, VP top2

sry, sry for insultes
2013-02-14 18:00:32
VP did most of their big wins in february.
2013-02-15 15:48:09
Great job!
2013-02-14 18:14:20
Amazing job dude, keep it on !
2013-02-14 18:24:47
i really like to see n!faculty on LAN
2013-02-14 18:37:12
by: ntgd
#51
nvm

Post edited 2013-02-14 18:39:25
2013-02-14 18:38:42
Feels about right.
NIP 1st and VG to trail forever.
2013-02-14 18:42:21
not sure about that
2013-02-14 18:57:12
EPS spain and poland are minior events?
2013-02-14 19:30:43
by: reakq - HLTV.org
#56
It's only about international events, so EPS are not incorporated.
2013-02-14 19:37:11
Tbh i don't see how EYES ON U isnt on the list? :)
2013-02-14 20:18:19
did they attend any international event?
2013-02-14 20:56:05
Yes.
2013-02-14 21:24:39
Why is ESEA LAN finals is still low? when the best teams are competing. feel me?
2013-02-14 21:14:52
by: reakq - HLTV.org
#64
It's currently ESEA ONLINE group stage and online matches never count much
2013-02-14 22:01:18
by: Alth
#65
k1ck shouldn't even be ranked xD
2013-02-14 22:11:15
by: luv1
#70
Na`VI is not there? lololol
2013-02-14 23:05:22
k1ck > esc lol

no more to say..
2013-02-14 23:14:42
n! > NiP then ? ;-)

Post edited 2013-02-15 01:10:11
2013-02-15 01:09:49
nop, k1ck > esc just that, k1ck are better, ESC are very weak at the moment! ofc ESC are better than k1ck but for now, i don't think so..
2013-02-15 21:11:07
No Na'Vi sad :(
2013-02-14 23:35:26
I expect to see Epsilon ranked in that list, next month... unfortunately.
2013-02-15 00:51:57
hope fnatic is gonna be top5 :)
2013-02-15 22:03:29

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