tier1 rn: navi
tier2: whoever can win 10+ rounds per map vs navi
tier3: the rest
consistently making playoffs on LAN Premier events which probably is akin to being top10 on hltv
tier 1 teams = teams that make the playoffs and almost exclusively play t1 tournaments. From NaVi to OG I'd say
it's not only about ranking, you can be top 5 in HLTV and be t2 team
It depends on results on big tournaments just like blast or major
teams like Entropiq Ence CPHF or Movistar Riders are high, but it's t2
BIG for me also is t2 together with MOUZ atm
Teams like NaVi Heroic Gambit G2 Vitality etc are t1, but everything below top 10 isn't definitely
t3 are teams like paiN SKADE Blink Sprout etc, below top 30 maybe top 35
tier 1 = top 15
tier 2 = top 30
tier 3 = others
top 1-10 - tier 1
11-20 - tier 2
rest is tier 3 imo
Tier 1 - top 10 hltv
Tier 2 - top 30 hltv
Tier 3 - hltv teams
Tier 4 - amateurs
That's what players and coaches usually mean when they say tiers.
For me, it's mostly in my head and changes based on the strength of the teams in the tier.
For me atm T1: 1-12th, with the exception that fnatic belongs in T1 but they still need to prove it in big events.
and I haven't checked the y0fl0w for the top 100 in a while and the link isn't working for me anymore so hard to say what my T3 range would be without looking at it.
Tier 1 = contenders to win
Tier 2 = decent teams
Tier 3 = bad teams
There are 15 teams I would consider t1 right now, not necessarily the top 15. They are the teams that have been present at premier events for an extended period of time and generally have higher expectations, even if they fail to meet them. They also generally have a better financial standing than lower teams, meaning they may be partner teams with the premier events even in rough patches. OG and Mouz would be low end of T1 for me.
Tier 2 is moreso teams that compete much more regularly in smaller events and get the occasional crack at a premier event. Expectations at these aren't as high, but a deep run is definitely always possible as they have the potential to pull of big upsets. Entropiq, CPH Flames, X-Com AGO, Sinners and the like.
Tier 3 would be the competition that these tier 2 teams go up against in these smaller tournaments. Teams in Premier that you wouldn't really expect to make it to the playoffs, but still have shot. LDLC, SAW, etc.
As I said, top 15 isn't a perfect guide and there is definite overlap but I would generally say T1 is top 15-20, T2 is 15-40, and T3 is 35-60.
tier 1 - top 20
tier 2 - top 60
tier 3 - top 100
Tier 1: 1-15
Tier 2: 15-30
Tier 3: Teams that are one or two good events from breaking into top 30. This is honestly anywhere from 30-100 at this point
for me is a mix of ranking, results, competitiveness against the best...it is not something closed
tier1- fans of these teams i shit on for being normies
tier2- fans of these teams i respecc
How I see it tier 1 are all teams from top 20 rankings that participate in most of s-tier tournaments happening while the rest and all the way to the top 30 are tier 2, beyond top 30 are tier 3 teams.
top 15 tier 1 imo
from 16 to 30 tier 2
30 to 45-50 tier 3
give or take
tier 1 - stable top 1-15 teams, teams like cph flames aka flukes doesnt count, but irrelevant ones like og counts because they still can win a lot of other top teams
tier 2 - top 15-30 again stable not teams like Lyngby vikings but ence, spirit (previous), entropiq
tier 3 - out of top 30 top 30-50/60, can sometimes be higher but its luck, thats sprout, mad lions
Tier 1 is everyone who consistenly qualify for tier 1 events
Tier 2 are the ones that sometimes qualify for tier 1 events but not very often
Tier 3 are the ones that have never qualified for tier 1 events
This is a topic where every person has a different opinion
Tier 1: TOP 1 - 10
Tier 1,5: Teams that can compete against T1 but are still not there, Top 10-15
Tier 2: Top 16 -25
Tier 3: Top 26- 60
Tier 5: 61-100
Tier 6: 100-150
Tier 7: 150-200
t1 teams that make playoffsin t1 events so top 6-8
t2 teams that play t1 events but dont make playoffs bottom 7-8/9-12
t3 teams that play t2 events and make playoffs
t4 teams play t2 events but dont make playoffs
T1 - Teams that can and have won big international events in the last year or consistently placed in top 4 in many of them.
T2 - Teams that are invited to big international events and win at least 1 BO3.
T3 - Teams that get destroyed at big international events or teams that dont get invited but still can do well at smaller events. Basically the top 20 - 35ish teams in the world.
T1: teams that play most of the T1 tournaments (Katowice, Colgone, IEM's, DH Masters, Blasts...) probably you could say from top 1 to more or less 15-16 depending on form on some of those lower teams.
T2: Teams that are fighting to qualify to the T1 tournaments, sometimes play in some but not in all, they play some DH Opens, some T2 lans, top ranked in ESEA Premier and online torunaments, they normally also recieve invites to closed qualifers to important events. From 15 to 40.
T3: Teams that normally all they play is qualifers, online cups, they can be higher ESEA Advanced teams or the worst in ESEA premier in their respective groups. From top 50 to top 100.
T4: Lower ESEA Advanced teams that barely apear in HLTV, sometimes in some online cup from time to time, play in local scene and some qualifers. From top 120 and more
tier 1 = top 15
tier 2 = 15-40
tier 3 = 40+ literally who cares
top 15 hltv
Tier 1 = invited to S-tier events
Tier 2 = have to qualify to S-tier events and are always underdogs there
Tier 3 = most teams in EU advanced / NA premier
m9 id say top 20 is tier 1, tier 2 is debatable top 20-30, and tier 3 is 30-50, that's logic if u ask me, or at least it would make somewhat sense.
There is no such thing as tier 1.5 lmao stop commenting
Tier 1 = top 20
Tier 2 = top 21 - 40
Tier 3 and + rest
on the global scale tier 1 is someone that can consistently defeat a top 15 team, tier 2 is someone that is top 30 or a roster that shows potential, and tier 3 is top 80.
regionally it depends on how many teams play, for example there are many tier 1 teams in EU because they can play at an international level but in BR/NA there are a lot less so the bar has to be lowered
come on, its simple af
we have tier 1 tournaments (major, blast, esl pro league, iem, dreamhack etc)
we have tier 2 tournaments (pinnacle cup, snow sweet snow etc.)
we have tier 3 tournaments (I don't really watch t3, cba to google rn but you get the idea)
teams who participate in t1 tournaments on regular basis are t1 teams, it's simple as that. they don't need to win, if they compete in t1 they are t1. Norwich or Southampton never win Premier League but they are Premier League teams cause they compete in Premier League. BiG or Mouz don't really go deep in most t1 tournaments but they are t1 teams because they compete in t1 on regular basis. obviously there is a thin line between top tier 2 teams that are play in t1 tournaments once in a while and bottom t1 teams who also play in t2 tournaments sometimes.
same logic regarding lower tiers.
Top 1-3-5-10-15-20-30-40-50-100 is a much better edtimate imo. But i consider tier 1 = participating in most if not all big events like iem winter.
Tier 2 not really attending top tier events but flashpoints, dreamhack open like where fnatic are currently. T3 are those esea cups, t4 academy leagues and similar opposition... t5 just pro league conference teams
tier 1 - top 15, i wouldnt say Entropiq are a tier 1 team yet
tier 2 16-30
tier 3 30-40
tier 4 - 41-50
tier 5+ 50-100
tier 1: teams that can win tier 1 events and frequently get into playoffs at a minimum
tier 2: teams that can upset tier 1 teams, dominate tier 2 events
tier 3: teams that have a chance in tier 2 events, cant really beat any tier 1 teams, win shit events like loot.bet or something
better than liquid=t1
worse than liquid=t2
I love that you bring this question to HLTV!
Because people seem inconsistent in what they think is tier n
Take football (soccer) for example, where the tier system is based on what national league you're playing in, but then we put in expectations into where the teams should end in respective leagues which means each tier got their own tier. Not to mention different nations are different tiers compared to eachother.
For me, a tier is where you are in expectancy to your surroundings.
In CSGO I'd say tier 1 is a team that makes an impact on the bigger "stages" of the scene at a certain point. Which in itself makes tiers more reliable in hindsight than in the presence or the future.
t1 - teams that mostly play on big international events
t2 - teams that mostly play on smaller events
t3 - top30 or lower like academy teams etc
tier 1 - teams in top 20 hltv rankings who can maintain top 20 consistently
tier 2 - top 40 same case
tier 3 - all below this
Tier 1 : Consistent team that always get featured on big event.
Tier 2 : not that consistent, mostly playing in low tier tournament but sometimes can make it through to big event.
Tier 3 : below both basically academy team or team that never make it to big event.
The system would be, toe similar to main sports divisions.
Tier1 teams are teams who are competitive and play at the best tournaments, even if they aren't the best out of the best, they are still the best.
Tier2 are the teams that mostly play lower tournaments, sometimes apear in a tier1 event (like DIG or Sinners)
Tier3 academy teams and teams a notch below tier2
Rest is irrelevant semi pros
Tier 1: teams that make it to big tourneys and show some competition for the crown
Tier 2: teams that dominate the lower end tournaments of CS, think Pinnacle and ULTI tourneys, but don't make it to far in the big tourneys
Tier 3: those who win only ESEA premier, and smaller leagues, can compete in the lower tourneys, but rarely make It past groups..
Tier 4: those who don't qualify for the lower tourneys, and just grind ESEA premier and similar leagues with the hopes of making it big.