HLTV.org December world ranking

With the final tournaments of 2014 in the books, we have decided to update our official HLTV.org world ranking one more time for the current calendar year.

It's been roughly five months since our previous World Ranking, which was made just in time for ESL One Cologne, the $250,000 major that was held at the end of August.

Since then a total of nine international tournaments, with multiple teams from this list, have taken place, as well as a couple of domestic tournaments where some of them met.

We have listed all the meaningful tournaments these teams have participated in since ESL One Cologne, so you'd have a better idea of why they may be ranked where they are.

Though we have not listed any online results, we have also considered them - especially for the teams barely outside of the top ten, which we will start this ranking with.

Also keep in mind that the statistics we have listed in each team's roster are calculated using only international events, with at least two teams from the list attending, that took place since ESL One Cologne.


Who are the world's best? 


Outside: Germany PENTA, Germany mousesports, Denmark unu.AiN

PENTA broke through with their 5-8th place finish at DreamHack Winter, though it's important to note the best team they beat was a very weak iBUYPOWER squad. Still, making the playoffs and qualifying for the next major is impressive, and with - "nex" as a stand-in, they did fairly well at Acer A-Split Invitational, where they finished third.

Another team in the same group just outside the top ten is mousesports. With Aleksi "allu" Jalli leading the way the team has immense potential, but also serve as proof that potential alone gets you nowhere. They impressed at Gfinity 3, but it was months ago. They have some solid online results, but currently don't seem to have a set roster, and need Chris "chrisJ" de Jong to step up for them to become a contender.

Finally, the Danes of unu.AiN, a team built by former Western Wolves member Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen, round up this group. They had a poor showing at DreamHack, but took down PENTA twice and mousesports once at Acer A-Split Invitational to finish 2nd after Virtus.pro.


PENTA are on the verge of breaking the top ten 


10. United States Cloud9

Cloud9 were everyone's favorite North American team in Europe, up until their month long stay here began in late October. They had a long history of performing well in Europe, and had recently taken NiP to their very limit - and beaten both dignitas and Titan - at ESL One Cologne, which was fan favorite Mike "shroud" Grzesiek's European debut, and first tournament with C9.

Since then Cloud9 crashed out of three tournaments in groups - and even before, had lost CEVO Finals to iBUYPOWER. To be fair, they only played one bad half of Counter-Strike at ESWC, but a group stage exit is still a group stage exit. To top it all off, they lost to North American Denial at ESEA Finals, and then wound up losing Spencer "Hiko" Martin, and adding Denial's AWPer Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan in his place. In short, this team is currently a massive questoin mark.

5-6th United States ESEA Invite Season 17 Global Finals $3,500
9-12th Sweden DreamHack Winter $2,000
9-12th France ESWC -
5-6th Italy FACEIT League Season 2 Finals $2,000
2nd United States CEVO Professional Season 5 Finals $2,500

Cloud9 is one of those teams who get judged the most on potential. It's obvious both Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert and shroud could go off at any moment of any match and win some crazy rounds for their team, but the fact is neither does it very often. Cloud9 are four months, and their star player, removed from their last meaningful win against European teams.

Not all hope is lost, as C9 have time and time again proven they know how to do well in Europe, and against top level competition. They were invited to MLG Aspen and will get a chance to debut with ShahZaM there, with four European sides also present. A lot will ride on how they fare in Colorado, as this team may need more changes to succeed.

Player Age Rating
United States Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan 21 1.09
Canada Mike "shroud" Grzesiek 20 1.03
United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert 24 1.03
Canada Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen 25 1.01
United States Sean "seang@res" Gares 26 0.90

It would be impossible to rank Cloud9 any higher on this list, and it's possible even tenth is being too generous - they have very little to back up their placing here, especially with Hiko having departed. Still, continuity gets rewarded, and Cloud9 gets to hold the very last placing in our December 2014 world ranking.


Cloud9 lost Hiko after months of struggles 


9. France Titan

Titan are a huge question mark at this point. Not only does their roster not field five players at this time, they had to miss the most recent major due to their former player Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian getting VAC banned, and we will probably never find out whether he was able to cheat at any of the four events where Titan performed well with him on the team.

Their good results with KQLY, and a reasonable placing with coach Jeremy "ioRek" Vuillermet stand-in at ESEA Finals this month put them above Cloud9, but there's no argument to be made for them to be higher than anyone else on this list. Due to being forced to skip the most recent major, Titan were simply never given a real shot at making the top eight.

5-6th United States ESEA Invite Season 17 Global Finals $3,500
5-8th France ESWC
1st France ESWC France -
3rd Ukraine SLTV StarSeries XI Finals $4,000
1st Sweden DreamHack Stockholm $10,000

It'd be unfair to judge Titan entirely on ESEA with ioRek playing, but it would be unfair to ignore the result either. The fact is, currently Titan lack firepower - at least until, if ever, Dan "apEX" Madesclaire shows up in his Cologne form. KQLY being caught cheating unquestionably shook this team, and we won't truly know how they will be in the future until they pick their new fifth and attend some events.

Spoiler alert - Kenny "kennyS" Schrub has by far the highest rating in the events since ESL One Cologne. Unfortunately for him, the rest of his team has not quite lived up to his extremely high - currently the world's best - standards, which combined with KQLY's VAC ban are the reasons Titan are not higher up on this list, though kennyS would clearly deserve it.

Player Age Rating
France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub 19 1.29
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire 21 1.05
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez 24 0.89
Belgium Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans 24 0.83
France Jeremy "ioRek" Vuillermet * 26 0.81

Titan can't realistically be ranked above anyone above them, yet it would also be unfair to completely ignore them despite KQLY having cheated in the past, as we have no idea whether or not he cheated in tournament play. Plus, kennyS alone is enough to guarantee this is going to be a team to watch out for in 2015, as soon as they recruit a fifth member and get some practice in.


kennyS has been the world's best in late 2014 


8. United States iBUYPOWER

iBUYPOWER broke through with a win at ESEA Finals in June, then followed it up with a reasonable performance at Gfinity 3. They failed in Cologne, but then achieved their history's best result by reaching the grand final at FACEIT League Season 2 Finals. They made it out of groups at ESWC as well, but then surprised everyone by removing Sam "DaZeD" Marine and Joshua "steel" Nissan.

So far the moves, which were clearly made with a long time horizon in mind, have not paid off. At DreamHack the team went out in groups, but then with Eric "adreN" Hoag as a stand-in for Derek "desi" Branchen managed to take down Titan - and play Virtus.pro to their limit - at ESEA Finals. However, since then iBUYPOWER removed both desi and Nick "nitr0" Cannella, bringing back DaZeD and currently playing with Hiko as a stand-in.

3rd United States ESEA Invite Season 17 Global Finals $4,500
9-12th Sweden DreamHack Winter $2,000
5-8th France ESWC -
2nd Italy FACEIT League Season 2 Finals $10,000
1st United States CEVO Professional Season 5 Finals $5,000

It doesn't seem like iBUYPOWER really know what they are doing. It's obvious the team lacks in leadership - or this revolving door business would have ended much sooner - and it's unclear whether DaZeD being brought back will solve it. Either way, it's definitely an upgrade, and if Hiko joins full-time, this roster could well become the clear number one team in their region.

However, they are not there yet. Not by a long shot. iBUYPOWER, whether well prepared or not, lost to fairly unknown mouseSpaz team twice, first in the MLG X Games qualifier, and then in G2A.com December Cup. There's a lot of work to be done, but at leas they got through the second MLG qualifier and will have a shot at taking on the European top teams in January.

Player Age Rating
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham 21 1.11
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin * 24 1.08
United States Braxton "swag" Pierce 18 1.06
United States Sam "DaZeD" Marine 25 1.02
Canada Keven "AZK" Lariviere 23 1.01

If Hiko becomes a permanent fixture in iBUYPOWER, on paper this team will have gotten much stronger since the steel version of it made second at FACEIT Finals. iBP has plenty of potential, and by far the most skilled North American roster, so they are a team to look out for in the future, as they could easily climb up a few places in the coming months.


The revolving doors of iBUYPOWER have not yet stopped spinning 


7. Denmark dignitas

dignitas are the team with the biggest upside potential out of everyone on this list. This is a team that is clearly capable of being a top three team in the world, but they are fresh off of a terrible run of events for three straight months, and a roster change that saw long-time in-game leader Henrik "FeTiSh" Christensen removed for the former mousesports member Finn "karrigan" Andersen.

The Danes used to be the definition of consistency, but you wouldn't recognize the team of the past three months to be the same team who always made the semi-finals until then. Something was seriously wrong with this team, and it's possible their roster change could spark enough change that they could finally start realizing some of their untapped potential.

5-8th Sweden DreamHack Winter $10,000
4th Sweden Fragbite Masters Season 3 Finals $2,700
5-8th France ESWC -
5-6th Italy FACEIT League Season 2 Finals $2,000
5-6th Sweden DreamHack Stockholm $2,000

dignitas have been knocked out by 3DMAX, iBUYPOWER, Virtus.pro, fnatic and Natus Vincere. That's a long list of teams, three of whom have been clearly superior to them. It'd be easy to judge their new roster based on the convincing online wins over Titan, Virtus.pro and LDLC, but you have to remember this team has always been godly online.

If karrigan can insert enough change that it can spark Nicolai "device" Reedtz to become a true performer in big matches while improving dignitas' meager terrorist side play, they can easily become a contender - even for event titles. However, karrigan has never been known for his leadership, and frankly there's little evidence to support this being what dignitas needed to break through.

Player Age Rating
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg 24 1.09
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz 19 1.07
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen 21 1.03
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth 19 1.00
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen 24 0.96

dignitas will get their first chance of 2015 at MLG X Games Aspen, late enough in January that they won't come in fully unprepared. They have a long way to go to regain a top four spot, but at the same time, they have a ridiculous amount of potential they've only tapped online, and in group stages. dignitas may be the most interesting team to watch from this list going into 2015.


device's dignitas have the highest upside potential on this list 


6. Ukraine HellRaisers

Though HellRaisers finished out the year with a disappointing quarter-final loss to NiP - practically the expectation for this team by now - when you distance yourself from their play, and compare their results to the rest of the field in the fall of 2014, it turns out the team led by Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow actually faired fairly well - plus, their roster has stayed consistent.

Similar to Na`Vi, HellRaisers do not attend too many events - it's definitely a strong argument against them, and for them to climb any higher in this ranking they would need to probably start attending more events, and also to start getting some real series wins in playoffs - something that has eluded this team practically since the time they added Emil "kUcheR" Akhundov over a year ago.

5-8th Sweden DreamHack Winter $10,000
5-8th France ESWC -
2nd Russia Game Show League Finals $5,000
3rd Ukraine SLTV StarSeries X Finals $5,000

By far HellRaisers' best performer has been the Ukrainian youngster Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, who comes in nearly a decade  younger than all of his teammates. Just like NiP, HR are a very strong team in comparison to some of the others on this list, and it may suggest some changes in the coming year, with their players getting older and closer to the usual age of retirement - which does, however, continue to be pushed back.

Yegor "markeloff" Markelov needs to start performing better more consistently, as does Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov, if this team wishes to start making some semi-finals and to be a real threat to the teams above them in this ranking. Since ESL One Cologne, HR has scored no meaningful best-of-three series wins. They made it out of groups at ESWC and DreamHack Winter, but beyond that, they haven't done much.

Player Age Rating
Ukraine Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev 17 1.10
Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov 26 1.04
Ukraine Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow 25 1.01
Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov 26 0.96
Ukraine Emil "kUcheR" Akhundov 26 0.95

HellRaisers looked significantly better at DreamHack - until being dismantled by NiP - thanks to Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy's presence as a coach. It will be interesting to see if he may team up with HR again in the future. HR won't be at MLG, but they could attend ASUS ROG Winter, and will be directly qualified for the next major. They have some stuff to figure out to move up, but it's possible they just might.


HR keep faltering in the playoffs 


5. Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas

If this ranking were updated before DreamHack Winter, there's approximately a zero percent chance that NiP could have cracked the top five. Their results had been appalling since ESL One Cologne, the major they won, and would only look five times worse if we included their online resume as well. Put simply, NiP were in no man's land and had no idea how to get out of there.

After Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson stepped down the team recruited Mikail "Maikelele" Bill on a trial basis for the next major, and the move clearly paid off as the Ninjas reinvigorated their play and came within one round of repeating their championship run from Cologne and becoming the first team in CS:GO to win two majors, let alone two majors in a row.

2nd Sweden DreamHack Winter $50,000
13-16th France ESWC -
5-6th Sweden DreamHack Stockholm $2,000

Though NiP are once again in the conversation of teams who may win the next  big tournament, it's clear they are nowhere near where they were twelve months ago. Then everyone would have agreed their two stars were top four players in the world, whereas it would be really hard right now to make a case that NiP houses any of the world's best five players. In fact, it's likely fnatic has four players better than anyone in NiP.

With that being said, NiP were always a team who relied on good teamplay and communication, with the individual skills of Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund simply putting them over the top. If Maikelele grows as a player and one of the old stars continues shining, they can keep competing for titles for 2015 - but it's obvious they are no longer going to be the dominant force in Counter-Strike they once were.

Player Age Rating
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg 26 1.11
Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund 24 1.11
Sweden Mikail "Maikelele" Bill 23 1.07
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström 23 0.93
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg 23 0.93

NiP are the hardest team to rank currently, because they showcased so much potential and ability at DreamHack, but because their results for the three months prior to that were practically non-existant at best, and negative in reality. If they now continue placing top three at more events, they will quickly jump up there - but for now, they will have to finish the year in fifth place.


NiP finish out 2014 strong with Maikelele


4. Ukraine Natus Vincere

Na`Vi have not attended a lot of international events. If we were to discard events practically on their homesoil, in the ex-CIS countries, they'd only have two events to their names in the past four months. However, just those two events alone could be enough to put them here, or at the very least in the top five. That's how good they've been when it mattered.

Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's team made the grand final of two SLTV StarSeries Finals events, falling short to fnatic and LDLC, respectively. They won GameShow League Finals over HellRaisers, and fell short at ESWC and DreamHack Winter, but only against LDLC - and then Virtus.pro in a less than meaningful third place decider. That's a strong resume.

3-4th Sweden DreamHack Winter $22,000
4th France ESWC $5,000
2nd Ukraine SLTV StarSeries XI Finals $7,000
1st Russia GameShow League Finals $12,000
2nd Ukraine SLTV StarSeries X Finals $7,000

Na`Vi's inactivity, which includes skipping over the second MLG Aspen qualifier, may suggest something may be brewing inside the team - especially considering their management's comments. It wouldn't surprise me if a change was made in the off-season, but at the same time this team is good enough that it really does not warrant any changes, looking from the outside in at least.

By far their strongest performer has been the Slovakian AWP star Lars "guardiaN" Wickler, with Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev coming in second. After seemingly breaking through in the second quarter of 2014, Denis "seized" Kostin finishes the year disappointingly, whereas the other two lifetime Na`Vi members, who are getting dangerously old, have had their moments but overall do not break the bank in terms of fragging anymore.

Player Age Rating
Slovakia Lars "guardiaN" Wickler 23 1.13
Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev 26 1.04
Russia Denis "seized" Kostin 20 0.99
Ukraine Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko 27 0.94
Ukraine Sergey "starix" Ischuk 26 0.92

Na`Vi are clearly one of the top four teams in the world, based on results this fall. It could be argued that NiP is currently stronger than Na`Vi, and it may even be true - but the Ninjas lack results to back that up. At the same time, Na`Vi has no place above LDLC or fnatic, but could in the future prove stronger than Virtus.pro, as they've been very neck and neck. For now, they will have to do with fourth.


Na`Vi are a top four team in the world 

 

3. Poland Virtus.pro

Virtus.pro failed to make the semi-finals at the previous major, but have since then been the model of consistency as they've made the final four in each of the seven tournaments they have attended, including the most recent major, DreamHack Winter. Though the loss to NiP in Jönköping was disappointing, generally the Poles have only gone out against one of the two teams ranked above them here.

Two of Virtus's early exits, namely GameShow League finals and Fragbite Masters Season 3 Finals, came with a stand-in. If we discard those two results, we've got semi-final losses to fnatic at FACEIT Finals and ESWC - where Filip "NEO" Kubski's team then defeated Na`Vi for third place - and a grand final loss to the Swedes at ESEA Finals earlier this month.

1st Germany Acer A-Split Invitational $5,000
2nd United States ESEA Invite Season 17 Global Finals $6,000
3-4th Sweden DreamHack Winter $22,000
3rd Sweden Fragbite Masters Season 3 Finals $5,400
3rd France ESWC $10,000
3-4th Italy FACEIT League Season 2 Finals $5,000
3rd Russia GameShow League Finals $3,000

Judging the Poles' individual performances, it's obvious that Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski's level of play has dropped significantly since the early months of 2014 when he was making a strong case for being one of the top five, or even top three, players in the entire world. Lately clearly the team's best player has been Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski, who has also taken over the reigns and started calling.

Virtus were unable to qualify for MLG Aspen in the first qualifier, and opted to attend Acer A-Split Invitational instead of taking part in the second one. They will be missing out on the first big tournament of 2015, but may still attend ASUS ROG to get some action early on. Virtus recently renewed the Counter-Strike team's contracts for two years, so despite the team getting older, odds are they won't be going anywhere, anytime soon.

Player Age Rating
Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski 21 1.10
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski 26 1.03
Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński 20 1.00
Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski 27 0.98
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas 28 0.92

For Virtus.pro to rank higher, they would have to start defeating LDLC or fnatic. They also must not allow NiP to sneak up from behind. The Poles are a very consistent team and can be expected to make a deep run at any tournament they attend, but to start winning again, they likely need pashaBiceps to return to his incredible level of play from earlier this year.


Virtus are number three in the world

 

2. France LDLC

Three months after the French reshuffle, it's safe to say LDLC came out on top when the scene split into three teams. One upset loss to iBUYPOWER aside, they've made the grand final in each of the events they've attended since then, and what's more, they won the one that mattered the most - DreamHack Winter, the most recent Counter-Strike major.

LDLC have shown incredible consistency, and only lost series to Titan, iBUYPOWER and fnatic since the team was put together. With KQLY being VAC banned and iBUYPOWER overhauling their roster since, it's easy to see why Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer's team are clearly the world's second best team, despite still having some issues of their own.

1st Sweden DreamHack Winter $100,000
2nd Sweden Fragbite Masters Season 3 Finals $10,800
2nd France ESWC $15,000
2nd France ESWC France -
3-4th Italy FACEIT League Season 2 Finals $5,000
1st Ukraine SLTV StarSeries XI Finals $13,000
2nd Sweden DreamHack Stockholm $5,000

LDLC still haven't fully figured out their team, it seems like, as the team still lacks clear roles and you can see, at times, three or even four different players picking up AWPs in a given series. That's hardly the most consistent way to play, and though it makes them unpredictable, it also makes it hard for them to stay consistent. It hasn't hurt them yet, but that doesn't mean teams won't slowly catch on.

Their in-game leader and the official HLTV.org DreamHack Winter MVP Happy has been their best player, overtaking Richard "shox" Papillon as the biggest star in this team, but basically the entire team has contributed, with no one too far behind. LDLC is strong across the board, and they continue getting strong performances from different players at different times.

Player Age Rating
France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer 23 1.11
France Richard "shox" Papillon 22 1.09
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey 20 1.08
France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt 20 1.04
France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux 25 1.02

Had LDLC taken down fnatic on de_overpass at DreamHack Winter, and ESEA Finals wouldn't have taken place, maybe a case could be made for LDLC to be number one. However, they will remain number two in the world until they take down fnatic, again, in a best-of-three series, and prove they have truly overcome their demons. It could happen at MLG Aspen, or it may never come. Future will tell.


DreamHack Winter champs come in number two 

 

1. Sweden fnatic

fnatic have been the world's best team, clearly, since winning FACEIT League Season 2 Finals over LDLC. The team has only three series since ESL One Cologne; a semi-final versus Titan at DreamHack Stockholm, the infamous quarter-final - which they wound up forfeiting in the end - versus LDLC at DreamHack Winter, and an early series against Virtus.pro at ESEA Finals. That's a resume damn near as strong as NiP's legendary 87-0 run.

Realistically it's hard to see anyone challenging fnatic anytime soon either, that's how dominant they've looked. Markus "pronax" Wallsten's defensive leadership has worked wonders for fnatic, who are the best counter-terrorist team in a very counter-terrorist favored meta-game. Plus, four of their players have so much skill that they usually manage enough rounds as terrorists.

1st United States ESEA Invite Season 17 Global Finals $20,000
5-8th Sweden DreamHack Winter $10,000
1st Sweden Fragbite Masters Season 3 Finals $21,600
1st France ESWC $20,000
1st Italy FACEIT League Season 2 Finals $20,000
3-4th Sweden DreamHack Stockholm $3,500
1st Ukraine SLTV StarSeries X Finals $14,000

It's unclear whether Jonatan "Devilwalk" Lundberg and Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson's cryptic tweets were simply fnatic's attempt to make the cheating allegations die down, but if so, they seem to have worked. It doesn't seem like fnatic are about to make any changes to their team, which is good - you don't break a winning team up.

The most impressive factor in fnatic's success may be how young the entire team is. Their statistically three best players are 19-21 years old, which proves they still have plenty of time to grow into better players. KRIMZ especially has leaped since joining the Black and Orange, and there's a strong case to be made for fnatic being the world's most skilled team.

Player Age Rating
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson 20 1.19
Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist 21 1.18
Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell 19 1.17
Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer 22 1.12
Sweden Markus "pronax" Wallsten 23 0.93

There really is no argument to be made for anyone but fnatic to be the world's best, when judged on months of results. Though LDLC may be better right now, and we don't know how good NiP will become with Maikelele, over the past three to four months no one else has come close. fnatic's late 2014 was as dominant as almost any stretch of play by any team in Counter-Strike history.


fnatic finish 2014 as world's number one 


Next update to this ranking will likely come in early February, when the next events - namely MLG X Games Aspen and ASUS ROG Winter 2015 - are in the books. Until then, only roster changes can affect the status quo.

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France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Canada Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
282
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
954
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
France Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian
Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
250
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1528
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1620
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
525
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
France Jeremy 'ioRek' Vuillermet
Jeremy 'ioRek' Vuillermet
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
71
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
United States Derek 'desi' Branchen
Derek 'desi' Branchen
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1786
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1445
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1611
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1464
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Emil 'kUcheR' Akhundov
Emil 'kUcheR' Akhundov
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
573
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Sam 'DaZeD' Marine
Sam 'DaZeD' Marine
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
170
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.19
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Germany Lars 'guardiaN' Wickler
Lars 'guardiaN' Wickler
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg
Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
400
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1626
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
435
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1247
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
537
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Sweden - 'nex'
- 'nex'
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
806
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1577
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
n1
2014-12-22 19:28
expected <3
2014-12-22 19:36
Yes, Na'Vi 4th and HR 6th without winning anything. HR keeps getting high ranks on HLTV, yet they never show any results because they always choke in every single quarterfinal, but lurppis still ranks them retardedly high every time.
2014-12-22 19:54
There should be a 'throw ranking' for teams as well
2014-12-22 19:55
#179
 | 
Germany fjdeN 
there should be a player ranking of 2014 as well!
2014-12-22 20:19
Fiffy
2014-12-22 20:29
Fiffy
2014-12-25 16:09
"In fact, it's likely fnatic has four players better than anyone in NiP." Could this lurppis retard be anymore biased?
2014-12-31 15:45
man i will tell u a secret if u call lurppis retarded u will get ban for 1 year
2014-12-31 15:51
ALSEN #1
2014-12-22 22:25
Any American team #2
2014-12-23 12:38
If you refer to throwing for skins, then please stay at hltv and go nowhere else!
2014-12-24 16:45
NiP didn't win anything. NaVi won GameShow League Finals... Get your facts before commenting. And if you compare dignitas and hr its easy to say that hr>dignitas.
2014-12-22 20:11
NiP went toe to toe against ldlc on overpass, which is ldlc best map and nr 1 team on. they won inferno where they also crushed Vp on and they have played well on dd2 ever since maikelele came into the rooster. i hardly see Navi winning over NiP in a bo3 now
2014-12-22 20:30
This list is not based on single game.
2014-12-22 20:31
it wasnt a single game either :D
2014-12-22 20:32
Nip has been in all 4 majors and won one. they got into a major with only 3 weeks of practice with a new member and nearly won. that deserves a top 3-4 ranking just cause they havent played well in series and small online matches when fifflaren was in the team and we all know he wasnt equal to the others in skill of aim, doesnt mean they have done a bad year. matter of fact 4 majors summs up to the 87-0 streak and overall NiP is the greatest team in cs history. (cant deny)
2014-12-22 20:38
This is not based on whole year so maybe stop crying and live with it.
2014-12-22 20:41
oh yeah, clearly fifflarens aim was holding nip down...
2014-12-22 23:40
idk, Nip play with nearly same tactics with maikel and they do better now might been forest with new motivation idk i might kill myself anyways
2014-12-22 23:42
Dude, open your eyes. NiP isn't top 3 anymore. They're good, but if you really want them to be a top 3 team, top 1 team. Then they need what they had before. What did they have? They had the two best players in the world. Two legends. They had f0rest and GeT_RiGhT. If they can step up their game, then i see them as a top 3 team again, but GTR haven't played that well in the past 6 months. For now of, no M4-s, awp for this guy. ^_^
2014-12-23 14:28
#552
 | 
Denmark AndersR 
Arguments can still be made for Na'Vi and Golden 5 above NiP in cs history.
2014-12-24 00:09
i know that but im not a 1.6'er since im quite young and started cs in the mid source days
2014-12-24 11:04
#280
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
And Na`Vi wrecked fnatic like 16-6 on mirage (fnatic's 2nd best map proly) in ESWC group stage. Does that make Na`Vi the best team in the world? This rank is based on both results and performance. 5th place for NiP is a stretch already if you take the average of last couple of months.
2014-12-22 21:10
+1
2014-12-22 22:25
lol so ur basing ur ranking off of single maps? HLTV logic at its best my friends....
2014-12-22 22:18
mad fanboy is mad
2014-12-23 13:13
#562
 | 
Latvia VEVAISMYNAME 
I see swedish flag before your nickname and automatically assume that there is no point arguing with you about NiP, Fnatic....because no matter what facts I will bring up conclusion will be "OMG MAIKELELE SO KAWAIIIIIIIIII, JW IS LOVE JW IS LIFE, <333333 OLOF"
2014-12-24 11:52
Maikelele is kawaii :d fnatic is just a bunch of cunt cheaters who ruin the community so go on with fnatic :D
2014-12-24 13:29
uhm esl one cologne is nothing ?
2014-12-22 20:33
2nd DreamHack Winter $50,000 13-16th ESWC - 5-6th DreamHack Stockholm $2,000 They don't count cologne.
2014-12-22 20:40
I was thinking about this, nip in 5th... HR and NaVi are totally in the wrong position
2014-12-22 20:45
#289
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
Na`Vi have placed top4 in every LAN they played since like half a year ago. Where else would you place a team that consistently finishes top4? This ranking is based on the past 3 months of play. If only teams that won events are to be placed on the list then Fnatic would be in all spots between 1-5 and LDLC 5-10.
2014-12-22 21:13
because old virtus pro was first team who beat nip in go after their domination with 80+ win streak so potential they can everything and still top 10 for sure
2014-12-22 21:43
gz
2014-12-23 15:28
NaVi won Game Show League over VP and HR. NaVi also won SLTV S9 over NiP(2-0 and 2-0) and Titan, didn't drop a single map during the finals. Seriously? only HR placed wrong imo
2014-12-23 05:47
+1 it's true
2014-12-25 02:18
It seems as though the link to the previous world ranking ain't working ( for me at least ) Sorry for the reply here ^_^
2014-12-22 20:01
#248
arch | 
Ukraine arch 
nip bust me upset being just top5
2014-12-22 20:46
good read
2014-12-22 19:28
Dignitas have always been good online but they always get ddosed so I wouldn't say they were always godly online
2014-12-23 04:54
#3
 | 
United States ShreddiE^ 
n1
2014-12-22 19:28
#4
Xyp9x | 
Denmark DFTBA 
gg
2014-12-22 19:29
#5
device | 
Denmark AwzuuM 
Nip 5th WTF?!
2014-12-22 19:31
coz they suck?
2014-12-22 19:39
´Nope, cause their still a wildcard.
2014-12-22 19:55
U suck
2014-12-22 19:56
ok
2014-12-22 20:09
not a good year for NIP
2014-12-22 19:49
Hahahha, u gotta be kidding me
2014-12-23 00:58
NIP 2nd DreamHack Winter $50,000 13-16th ESWC - 5-6th DreamHack Stockholm $2,000 2nd AT only one tounament, this is a good year? and Na'vi?? 3-4th DreamHack Winter $22,000 4th ESWC $5,000 2nd SLTV StarSeries XI Finals $7,000 1st GameShow League Finals $12,000 2nd SLTV StarSeries X Finals $7,000 Better Rank is not about money, but about RESULTS ! And Na'vi do better THIS YEAR !!
2014-12-23 11:17
You kidding me? Not a good year? 2nd EMS One Katowice 1st Copengagen games 1st Dreamhack Summer 2nd ESL Cologne 2nd Dreamhack Winter
2014-12-23 12:40
1st esl cologne :D
2014-12-23 15:52
Ooopss :D They have so many 2nd positions on major ivents :D
2014-12-24 01:38
That's true :D
2014-12-24 15:57
And Na'vi do better THIS YEAR !! if you are talking about whole year,you should list all nips achievments you tard.you have clearly no cloue and nip will be the best team of this year,you will see
2014-12-23 13:19
hahaha you stupid imbecile :)
2014-12-23 17:40
Retarded brasilerino Nip nr1: Cologne, DHS and Copenhagen games.
2014-12-24 17:46
2nd at one tournament? Are you retarded? Seriously. Forgot all the other majors? Forgot the major they WON?
2014-12-25 02:22
No not a good year for NiP and still they earned the most price money.
2014-12-23 01:22
Yeah..only won a major....terrible.
2014-12-23 02:03
You kidding me? Not a good year? 2nd EMS One Katowice 1st Copengagen games 1st Dreamhack Summer 2nd ESL Cologne 2nd Dreamhack Winter 2014-12-23 12:40:43
2014-12-23 12:43
hr better than nip, olo, not in 1000 years...
2014-12-22 23:27
#6
Germany jojA 
"balblal more text" WTF lurppis? :D
2014-12-22 19:29
wtf do you expect? It's an article. Articles have text in them.
2014-12-22 22:00
balblal
2014-12-23 01:00
#7
Finland teppo 
veri nice
2014-12-22 19:29
n1
2014-12-22 19:29
nice
2014-12-22 19:29
n1
2014-12-22 19:29
expected once again
2014-12-22 19:29
previous world rank link is broken i think
2014-12-22 19:30
Hah NiP rank 5 in what universe. they have been in fkn final in all the 4 events they care about.
2014-12-22 19:30
+1, nip is top3 atleast if you look at the achievments this year.
2014-12-22 19:32
#57
Iceland bist 
lmao, fanboise unite XDDD
2014-12-22 19:40
XDDDD, more D-s please. You can look at my profile and i have never said that i am a fucking NiP fanboy you island cunt.
2014-12-22 19:42
You dont look at acheievements, you look at skill, potential and acheievements, the fact that their a new team So on. Use brain before commenting.
2014-12-22 19:57
So you are telling me that NiP could not beat Navi? Could not beat VP? Im pretty sure they beat VP in last major.
2014-12-22 20:36
How good was VP in early year? How good was fnatic in the early year? That ranking is bullshit if its a ranking through a year.
2014-12-22 20:37
#366
United Kingdom QNo 
it's obviously a current ranking
2014-12-22 23:35
its only a ranking from cologne to now, learn 2 read pls
2014-12-23 02:31
Please tell me why "Potential" has anything to do with a rankings system based on placements, statistics and events that have actually occured? Lets just base the rankings off future predictions instead huh?
2014-12-22 23:47
lol why always some moron from estonia has to answer my posts lmao, your country is literally retarded, i had less replies from russians and polaks than you lmao
2014-12-22 21:58
interesting how you assume that a country is retarded by a couple of comments on hltv.org
2014-12-22 23:33
no actually it will be pretty acurate coz most of you weren't trolling this guy and the other guy from before who was estonian that was insulting ppl here was serious as well, so you have some issues
2014-12-23 01:09
so you're saying that being serious is retarded but trolling around all day is cool?
2014-12-23 14:39
nice understanding of what i said lmao gg estonians dumb country confirmed
2014-12-23 14:41
"they care about" That's some biased shit right there haha. Obviously they care about all the tournaments.
2014-12-22 19:36
thats why they skipped ESEA?
2014-12-22 19:48
They didn't skip ESEA; they dropped out of the league after going 2-4
2014-12-22 19:51
Yeah. Didn't get trough groups on eswc or gfinity. Didn't manage to qualify to faceit or fragbite masters and dropped out of esea after a bad start. You do the math. Placing them 5th is very generous imo
2014-12-22 19:56
Yeah probably. You can argue that their new roster played like a top 5 team at the only event they attended so far. I mean seriously, I don't care how many fanboys fifflaren had when he was playing, he was terrible.
2014-12-22 20:26
Yeah ofcourse thay played good but giving them a 5th place after one good event. It could just as well go as it did for fnatic last dhw.
2014-12-22 21:13
+1
2014-12-22 20:32
They most likely weren't even going to qualify even if they stayed in for the rest of the season.
2014-12-22 19:54
This is since cologne. If we'd go by your logic fnatic should be like rank 6-5 because they've once been shit compared to others
2014-12-22 19:53
Unfortunately, their achievements are enough to guarantee a top5, but to be in top3, you need to perform well in most events you attend, which was not the case for NiP. I personally would have put them 4th, but that's up to debate, since their new line-up is still a question mark.
2014-12-22 20:11
Top 5 OF ENTIRE YEAR, They should care about more events than majors if you want to be in top
2014-12-22 21:26
please read the article....
2014-12-23 11:36
Bullshit.
2014-12-22 19:30
"They had a poor showing at DreamHack, but took donw mousesports at Acer A-Split Invitational balblal more text" What has lurppis been drinking? :/
2014-12-22 19:30
o
2014-12-22 19:30
n1
2014-12-22 19:30
The list is missing me!
2014-12-22 19:30
nip 5? lol dignitas > nip
2014-12-22 19:31
#28
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Sweden Kasidro 
except qualifying for mlg dignitas has shown nothing and had a mediocre performance at dhw
2014-12-22 19:32
ohh yeah maybe u right :P
2014-12-22 19:33
#69
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Sweden Kasidro 
:D
2014-12-22 19:42
hellraisers > digitas is defently wrong
2014-12-22 19:49
and Navi > NiP too.
2014-12-23 04:33
NiP were 2nd and nearly won DHW. Dignitas have showed nothing at a major LAN since Dreamhack Summer. Both teams are a little unknown with recent changes, but Dig have a lot more to prove
2014-12-22 19:51
#22
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Sweden Kasidro 
the last sentence in the outside part is "but took donw mousesports at Acer A-Split Invitational balblal more text" lol
2014-12-22 19:32
but took donw mousesports at Acer A-Split Invitational balblal more text wut?
2014-12-22 19:32
With that cheatnatic as 1st there is no future for csgo. Everyone on the scene ll do anything for $$$. RIP cs. Gj Lurppis with killing the scene together with cheating scums.
2014-12-22 19:32
#185
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Sweden fued 
As long as they aren't vac banned they are gonna be #1, just deal with it
2014-12-22 20:21
you forgot "according to [put idots and money whores])".
2014-12-22 20:37
#26
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Denmark Kanstrup 
finally, when does top 20 players come? and i think dignitas is to high. they should be 5 or 6.
2014-12-22 19:32
Start 1st January 2015 about 20th best player 2014 and next day with 19th best player 2014 etc... until 20th January 2015.
2014-12-22 19:51
#260
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Denmark Kanstrup 
okay, thanks :-)
2014-12-22 20:53
When looking at fnatics birthdates.. is it only me who is chocked by the fact that pronax is the oldest??! PS f*ck you fnatic
2014-12-22 19:32
#380
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
We are all in chock
2014-12-23 00:11
N1 good read
2014-12-22 19:32
RIP in piece nip fangrills
2014-12-22 19:33
Ha! The only reason LDLC is on that list is because they won DHW and the only reason they won it was because thy whined they way there. Typical french tactic.
2014-12-24 17:48
they miss one event Gfinity vp won hahaha
2014-12-22 19:33
yeah, lurppis is recently the same shit what lurppis. it seems they are paid by valve/fnatic
2014-12-22 19:45
Because Valve totally cares about which team is number one. also "lurppis is recently the same shit what lurppis". Ok. Makes sense.
2014-12-23 00:50
Why Dignitas in Seventh place??? Minimum Sixth place -.-
2014-12-22 19:33
Have to use your brain majt :) Two new memebers. Would you put a New team in top 10 cause of 1 Result?
2014-12-22 20:23
ldlc first
2014-12-22 19:33
fair ranking
2014-12-22 19:33
#40
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Estonia ATSO 
FNATIC #1 ye baby!!! hahaha nip #5
2014-12-22 19:35
fnatic #1? :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD hahahahha! best olofpass team max ;D and nip #5? what is that shit?.. 2nd in a only major or December I guess that is not enough. pls hltv.org...
2014-12-22 19:35
#44
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Estonia ATSO 
go watch joelz stream and stfu
2014-12-22 19:36
N1 agreed
2014-12-22 19:35
#48
mimi | 
Finland teemadej 
mousespaz???? c9 get listed over them? this is bad joke hltv.
2014-12-22 19:37
Mouspaz have 0 international achievements. They might come to be a strong team, but rn they have nothing to suggest they should be top 10, whilst C9 are the only NA team to have ever shown consistent strong performances outside NA (until after cologne).
2014-12-22 19:53
c9, ibp and titan top10? are you retarded?
2014-12-22 19:37
your name suits you well
2014-12-23 04:08
Who else would be there?
2014-12-27 22:03
nip fanboys going crazy now =D
2014-12-22 19:37
i dont understant how can Navi be 4 without winning shit
2014-12-22 19:37
#59
Iceland bist 
they haven't won anything but they were playing decent either top8 or top4 usually, they havent failed that much like nip, vp or titan did.
2014-12-22 19:41
#65
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
ESWC - #4 Dreamhack Winter - #3/4 ESL One - #3/4 = #4 Why is that so hard to "understant"?
2014-12-22 19:42
Maikelele fan club im "understant"
2014-12-22 19:44
ESL One #5/8 eleminated to fnatic in quarterfinal.
2014-12-23 10:10
FNATIC <3 <3 <3
2014-12-22 19:38
wtf nIP ??
2014-12-22 19:38
#60
REZ | 
Sweden Vitalities 
dont know about na'vi better than nip. But NiP havnt actually played that much with their new lineup, so i guess that make sense anyway. And just like teemadej says, c9 listed over mousespaz is bullshit.
2014-12-22 19:41
I suggest you read the article :) Especially the part where the basis for the ranking is explained. A team that has only played domestic online events can obviously not be in this list.
2014-12-22 19:44
Hahaha, thx i didnt read that part. Im like a child just looking at the pictures^^
2014-12-22 20:27
idk, navi is such a hard team to rate considering how many events they skip and how inconsistent they can be and mSpaz has a whole 0 good lan results
2014-12-22 19:46
He addresses this in the article: Na`Vi are clearly one of the top four teams in the world, based on results this fall. It could be argued that NiP is currently stronger than Na`Vi, and it may even be true - but the Ninjas lack results to back that up.
2014-12-22 19:54
Everytime ms played c9/ibp on lan they have lost. Until they do anything on lan how can they be ranked over anyone?
2014-12-22 19:59
haha nip top5
2014-12-22 19:41
hltv have gone mad, nip 5th? navi above nip? tell me in which major navi got into semis or finals? winning on home soil doesn't means shit. Retards
2014-12-22 19:41
Dreamhack ?
2014-12-22 20:42
#454
Vietnam hcd 
DHW ? Is Jonkoping not NiP's homesoil ? Is France not LDLC's homesoil ? Ranking based on couple of months results after Cologne? Now,read it again pls
2014-12-23 08:32
fnatic is number 1, deal with it pussys
2014-12-22 19:42
+1 HAHAHAHAHA I FUCKING LOVE WOOOOOOOOOOO :D
2014-12-22 20:21
It was obvious to everyone who wasn't a blind moron.
2014-12-22 21:14
Accurate ranking I can say..
2014-12-22 19:42
wow this is the most retarded top 10 ever, Na'Vi and VP over NiP? C9 and ibp in the top 10? Who the fuck makes these things??!
2014-12-22 19:42
VP > NIP
2014-12-22 20:10
I guess, but why is Na'Vi above NiP? It makes no sense.
2014-12-22 21:19
Probably because NIP just changed roster and before that they did terrible past cologne. If NIP don't start going out of groups again they will be top 4 and if they can beat VP more times they should be able to be top 3. Then they have to get over the hurdle of Fnatic and LDLC.
2014-12-22 21:21
#438
AZK | 
United States Dood 
IBP was actually good...who would you put over them?
2014-12-23 04:38
LURPPIS what is the fcking point of not listing online tournaments if cheaters are able to cheat freely both online and offline? Some time ago you said online tournaments are meaningless cause cheaters but now we know you can cheat offline too so offline are also meaningless. Where is your word and moral spine now, Lurppis? Too sad to see you joining "the evil" side of csgo dying scene.
2014-12-22 19:42
aww makor you were doing so well, please don't go back to being retarded
2014-12-22 19:54
So, we shouldn't list any event then? "RIP rankings" is your message?
2014-12-22 20:21
almost, my message is old lurppis argument about "lan legit, online not legit" is dead now when we know it is no difference for cheaters so why lurppis still use this argument? but yeah, for NOW rip rankins. all 2014 results are not legit cause not even one event was cheat proof.
2014-12-22 20:41
For the sake of your argument can you please LIST ONE FUCKING TEAM THAT HAS BEEN CAUGHT CHEATING ON LAN?
2014-12-22 20:46
That's far from being the only argument regarding online games being less relevant. Playing on LAN is a lot harder, that's where you see the players who're able to step it up and those who crumble (who said mousesports?). Pressure, distractions, noise, trashtalk, etc... All these little (or big) things that can completely change the way a player and/or a team performs. Playing with high latency also makes the game more random, that's a reason as to why LAN results are considered more accurate. Finally, there's the prestige. You can gather all the money you want in online tournaments, it's never going to be the same as going at an international LAN to fight the best teams in the world in front of a crowd, to be able to lift a trophy. And you can make any argument you want regarding offline cheating, it's harder to do it offline than online. Still, online games are not completely irrelevant (and Lurppis said he took them into account in his ranking by the way), as they allow to gauge a team's performance, and predict how the scene is evolving.
2014-12-22 20:51
Not really. For some teams playing on LAN is easier than online. They can focus more than at home with distractions. Anyway. Fuck this scene until some org finally reach level of korean esport 10 years ago and prepare cheaters proof tournament so we can finally, without a doubt, see real skills. Also cheating on LAN is easier in some areas. F.e. ghosting. So easy on Lans it is pathetic. Online you need wallhack for that which increase the risk of detection by anticheat. On LAN you need only aim assist which with proper config cant be seen by naked eye and some guy to help with ghosting.
2014-12-22 21:02
So you are saying that you have no idea what you are talking about?
2014-12-22 21:06
"Not really. For some teams playing on LAN is easier than online." Did they say so? Or are you basing that on the fact that they perform better on LAN? It's not because you perform better somewhere that it's easier to play there. It's possible that some players prefer to play on LAN, it doesn't make it objectively easier to do so. And it doesn't disprove the other arguments regarding LAN games. You obviously have some issues with the current scene, but unfortunately I doubt they're justified. Of course that's only my opinion ^^. I think that instead of being hateful about it, you could try to propose ideas to improve it. That's more constructive and would help to see these changes happen faster.
2014-12-22 21:13
Yes. VP and Navi said it for sure. PRobaby for HR and NiP is the same. Ofc i have issues with the current scene. Before csgo i was following korean sc:bw scene so it s painful as fuck to watch how cs tournament orgs are pathetic and cant do anything in the proper way.
2014-12-22 21:19
that awkward moment when you find out you're a loser haha! FNATIC FNATIC FNATIC #1 BABY OHHH YEEE LOVE IT
2014-12-22 20:22
2014-12-22 20:40
nice read
2014-12-22 19:42
0. fnatic ------------------ 1. ldlc 2. vp 3. navi gg wp
2014-12-22 19:43
you're right, fnatic are truly in a league of their own
2014-12-22 20:22
+1
2014-12-22 20:41
Yes the only pro league where cheaters are welcome :)
2014-12-22 20:59
Then Frenchmen have their own league they play in... Keep in mind that VAC'd players were only from French teams While no Swede was banned, since Swedes>Frenchmen
2014-12-23 12:49
At least they have been banned
2014-12-23 12:52
Agree, but nobody else is there to blame for now. At least not until Valve reveals source code of other cheat programs...
2014-12-23 13:03
" It could be argued that NiP is currently stronger than Na`Vi, and it may even be true - but the Ninjas lack results to back that up" learn to read nip fanboys
2014-12-22 19:43
this is all of 2014 noobs not just last few month
2014-12-22 19:43
LOL if is all 2014 NiP is top1
2014-12-22 19:44
if its 2014 fnatic still #1.
2014-12-22 21:38
No it's not. It's 2014 starting from Cologne.
2014-12-22 20:23
NiP: 3 Majors = 2x 2nd 1x 1st = top5 NaVi: 3 Majors = 2x 16th 1x 4th = top4 lurppis get kanker
2014-12-22 19:44
XD navi 0 majors, only stlv win homesoil confirmed
2014-12-22 19:44
1. fnatic yeah baby ;D
2014-12-22 19:44
Navi > nip Logic everywhere
2014-12-22 19:45
Hate fnatic, such idiots on the team.
2014-12-22 19:45
jw best
2014-12-22 22:01
Good player, shit person.
2014-12-23 00:31
+1
2014-12-23 11:39
Nip are capable of beating both ldlc and fnatic tbh
2014-12-22 19:46
proof where ?
2014-12-22 19:47
not just Nip is capable for that tbh
2014-12-22 19:49
exactly, capable.
2014-12-22 20:02
Call me when they do in a bo3 on LAN
2014-12-22 20:09
would have in dhw if cz was nerfed
2014-12-22 20:36
"Would have" You are assuming that NIP didn't benefit from the CZ at all.
2014-12-22 20:41
clearly not as much as ldlc
2014-12-22 21:11
all top 7 could beat each other
2014-12-22 20:51
nice
2014-12-22 19:47
Lurppis ranking gave me cancer :'(
2014-12-22 19:47
You either said too much or too little
2014-12-24 00:16
Na'Vi over NiP is absurd
2014-12-22 19:47
kennyS 1.29 GGWP
2014-12-22 19:47
top3 is ok there are some interesting things in the remaining places
2014-12-22 19:48
Looool nip top 4 four i would say at the moment its more liek: 1 LDLC / fnatic 2 fnatic / LDLC 3 Virtus Pro 4 NiP 5 NaVi others...
2014-12-22 19:48
This. If valve goes public about flusha and states wethere or not he cheated that would make all the difference Either he cheated and ldlc is 1st or he was always clean and fnatic is 1st
2014-12-24 00:18
If valve knew he cheated and had proof, he would have been vaced.
2014-12-27 22:08
Agreed in fking 100%. GJ
2014-12-22 19:49
fnatic first cause cheats
2014-12-22 19:49
navi are better lately COME AT ME NIP FANBOYS
2014-12-22 19:50
lurppis saying Fnatic are the best, that is a surprise, I thought he loved LDLC! But I do agree with all his ranks.
2014-12-22 19:50
navi>nip lol hltv go home you're drunk
2014-12-22 19:50
#111
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Portugal dracø 
nip should be 4th and na'vi 5th imo. Other than that I think the ranking is good. Btw: "They had a poor showing at DreamHack, but took donw mousesports at Acer A-Split Invitational balblal more text" wtf? LOL
2014-12-22 19:51
Dude, ¿where the f*ck are ESL and EMS one achievements?, and Dreamhack Summer...
2014-12-22 19:51
mspaz > IBP
2014-12-22 19:53
kennyS is the world best player post ESL cologne
2014-12-22 19:54
CHEATS > GAME
2014-12-22 19:54
NIP #5 AND NAVI #4 AHAHAHAAAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAAH no but seriously HAAAAHAAHAHAHHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHA made my day lurppis
2014-12-22 19:55
Lurppis comparing fnatic results to nips 87-0 but not mentioning fnatic losses to HR and Navi. Lurppis full retard? "Until then, only roster changes can affect the status quo." Lol. The coders can affect everything.
2014-12-22 19:58
What's up with all the braindead comments? People need to understand that this is the CURRENT world ranking. There will probably be another one listing the best teams of 2014 as a whole. Also, what's the point of all the raging comments? This is a very well-argued ranking, so if you want to critisise it, come up with some ARGUMENTS, please. Personally, I think it's a fair ranking. NiP will maybe do better than Na'Vi in future events, but based on recent events, in which NiP has ONE good result, putting Na'Vi above is reasonable.
2014-12-22 19:55
If we go from Gosugamers website(They update ranks according to matches won, and who you won against) it looks like this. 1. LDLC 2. Fnatic 3. VP 4. Dignitas(Just ranked up after winning MLG Qualifier #1) 5. Na'Vi(Na'Vi was nr. 4 untill the reason stated above) 6.NiP 7. iBP 8. Cloud9.cs 9. Titan.cs 10. HellRaisers That list is based on winnings and titles, during the whole year.(When I say winnings not money, but WIN/LOSS)
2014-12-22 20:00
LDLC have won 1 tournament with their lineup
2014-12-22 20:27
But the most prestigest tournament
2014-12-22 22:55
But have never beaten Top 1. team so far with it...
2014-12-23 12:50
The current fnatic lineup hasn't won any majors. According to wins and titles atm. LDLC is nr. 1. I agree with you that Fnatic is the better team, but statistically it is LDLC. :D
2014-12-23 14:51
its based on money they earned from tournaments, nothing more. Not on acctual form of a team this is the only reason why NiP is out of top 3, but why a kid would care about logic?://
2014-12-22 19:56
Very good top 10 :D
2014-12-22 19:56
How can anyone be complaining about fnatic being number 1? They've dominated everyone.
2014-12-22 19:58
+1
2014-12-23 00:48
#573
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Estonia ATSO 
+1
2014-12-24 20:04
#140
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Hong Kong Sample_ 
lurpiss, do not humiliate nip fanboys that hard plox :P
2014-12-22 19:59
gg wp, bring on 2015!
2014-12-22 20:01
Put Na'vi ahead of NiP HAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA AHAHHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAH
2014-12-22 20:02
navi 4th ahahhahaha
2014-12-22 20:03
russia dont have top teams,hahahah AHAHAHAHAH ahhahahah ah hahahah hhah ah hah ha hah h hhh hhhahahhahahaaaa hhhahah
2014-12-22 21:26
And?
2014-12-23 00:34
Good ranking but it must have been difficult for lurppis to write the last part :s
2014-12-22 20:03
KennyS rating :O
2014-12-22 20:04
I understand NIP not being top 2 but behind Navi? Is this website trying to kill any credibility it might of had?
2014-12-22 20:05
#155
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Poland cropyeee 
Where is ESC? They have beaten NaVi, Titan. They were also close to win versus NiP and LDLC.
2014-12-22 20:06
on the same level as Cph wolves, daT, new LC, flipsid3 etc.
2014-12-22 20:09
#160
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
esc is on vacation
2014-12-22 20:09
celtic beat barcelona once too does that make them top 10
2014-12-22 20:26
#520
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Poland cropyeee 
They lost versus Legia Warsaw this year 6:1 in UCL quals so they are so baaaaaaad
2014-12-23 14:35
They also beat fnatic 16 - 14 Just one map. #CSGO Legend series
2014-12-22 20:46
difference being that they won against Titan in a bo3 and if it wasn't for ddos I'm pretty sure they would've won 2 bo3's against Na'Vi. Penta is mentioned as just outside top10, why not do the same for esc?
2014-12-22 23:53
#519
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Poland cropyeee 
They lost a lot of matches because of ddos. Im sure that they should be mention with Penta, mousesport and the Danish team.
2014-12-23 14:33
nice!
2014-12-22 20:10
#164
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Malta WATSKy 
lurppis the link in "previous World Ranking" is not correct :)
2014-12-22 20:10
this. fix it please.
2014-12-23 09:04
overrating dignitas i find
2014-12-22 20:12
#170
method | 
United States f0xes` 
Na'Vi #4? Is this real life?
2014-12-22 20:13
You forgot the hitbox tournament where fnatic was 3/4 Dig 2 and LDLC winna
2014-12-22 20:14
Where's onlinesports ? Kappa
2014-12-22 20:15
expected ez pz fnatic #1
2014-12-22 20:16
#177
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Chile Cristoff 
expected tbh :)
2014-12-22 20:17
kennys top 1 ofc Rating 1,29 monster This rank no make sense Dig 7 Hr never win nothing 6 Nip 3 major 3 finals 1 won top 5 haha
2014-12-22 20:18
Its not whole year
2014-12-22 20:45
I agree about the HR part. They're so overrated.
2014-12-23 09:05
THERE U HAVE IT NIP FANBOYS. nip isnt #1.
2014-12-22 20:19
#182
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France cedd 
i don't agree with this ranking at all... cloud9 don't deserve top 10. NiP deserve 4th or 3rd definitely. LDLC deserve 1st (major much more important than even multiple other LANs put together). Hellraisers should be somewhere around 8th or 9th for sure, and dignitas should be around 5th. terrible rankings.... edit: also, mouse do NOT deserve any sort of mention in this whatsoever, they haven't done JACK SHIT !! they're barely top 3 in germany rofl
2014-12-22 20:21
NiP 3rd FOR WHAT? agree with you for cloud but no way that nip deserve the 3rd place,i think that they deserve the 6/7th max
2014-12-22 20:27
lol nip only play good at this last major dh, the entire year they have doing nothing
2014-12-22 20:34
#231
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France cedd 
wtf are you talking about ? they only played badly for like two months. they got in the finals of every major.
2014-12-22 20:40
"(major much more important than even multiple other LANs put together)." Clearly no. A major is indeed the most important event you can possibly perform at, but consistency of results is important too. That's why NiP is punished in the ranking. They'll probably bounce back if they show their DHW form next year. 5th or 4th is debatable, but they can't be top3. LDLC/Fnatic is tricky, because in one hand LDLC won a major and did extremely well at the other events, but in the other hand fnatic won those same minor events, beating LDLC in the process, and only losing to them (once) in a controversial way. I would agree to put LDLC 1st if the quarter-final had happened without this boost, but the fact that they won only because of a forfeit (and only once on top of that), can only give them second place at the moment. I think we'll see at Aspen which one is the strongest.
2014-12-22 20:34
#235
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France cedd 
NiP got in finals of every major and beat virtus pro at DHW .... and LDLC would've won the match without the boost 100%, if you dont agree with this then clearly you didnt watch the match
2014-12-22 20:42
"NiP got in finals of every major and beat virtus pro at DHW ...." Sure, but first, this ranking doesn't take into account all 2014, it only starts from after Cologne, as there was a previous ranking made already this year. Second, as I explained, performing well is good, but the top3 awards those who are able to perform well consistently, and that's clearly not the case for NiP (at the moment). Their final at DHW and win over VP was the only single event where NiP performed well (again, during this period of time). and LDLC would've won the match without the boost 100%, if you dont agree with this then clearly you didnt watch the match" First of all, we don't know that, since it didn't happen. It was indeed highly likely that LDLC would have won without the boost, but the boost happened, fnatic won the map, then the controversy happened etc, etc... What matters is not what could have been, but rather what really happened. It's a ranking based on facts, not on speculations. That's why, if LDLC had won the map without any controversy, they could have been top1, unfortunately, that's not how it went, and that's why this ranking is so tricky to make. As I said, we'll know soon enough who's better at Aspen.
2014-12-22 21:02
#279
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France cedd 
your first point is completely wrong, the ranking before this one was made BEFORE cologne, and NiP won cologne (proof: hltv.org/news/12844-hltvorg-july-2014-wo..) second point is also pretty much wrong, there is not much speculation to be made. LDLC was up 12-3 and then won the pistol to make it 13-3. that's pretty much gg in my eyes. to deny that would be quite foolish. Only an unfair advantage such as the boost they used could've won them the map.
2014-12-22 21:10
No, my first point wasn't wrong. Indeed, the previous ranking was made before Cologne, but this one doesn't include Cologne, you just have to read it again to see that no team has it in their tournament listing. I don't know why Lurppis chose not to include it, but this ranking obviously doesn't cover Cologne (whether or not it's a good idea, it's another matter). "second point is also pretty much wrong, there is not much speculation to be made. LDLC was up 12-3 and then won the pistol to make it 13-3. that's pretty much gg in my eyes. to deny that would be quite foolish. Only an unfair advantage such as the boost they used could've won them the map. " That's pretty much gg in your eyes, and in the eyes of many, but I've seen crazier comebacks, and even if I think too that LDLC would have won, again, they DID NOT. Because olof used a controversial boost, then fnatic won the map, and then all the fuss we all know about happened, fnatic resigned, and LDLC won the quarter-final. Whether or not LDLC would have won without controversy is completely irrelevant, because THERE WAS a controversy. And that's why their ranking suffers from their win at DHW. Rankings are not made with "would".
2014-12-22 21:24
NiP over VP this year ? You are smoking something m8 ? List is just perfect, it's all about the numbers... They had group stages fails and that cost them higher ranking...
2014-12-22 22:20
#190
f0rest | 
Portugal mAJINO 
"In fact, it's likely fnatic has four players better than anyone in NiP." GG ahah HLTV had better days ..
2014-12-22 20:23
GL Na`Vi and HR
2014-12-22 20:24
+ dat in 2015
2014-12-22 20:54
no no...mb only 10 place
2014-12-23 09:28
Never thought ild see the day lurppis grew some balls and actually had to put fnatic at number 1, even though you still have to cry about it and put some bullshit like "Though LDLC may be better right now" WHEN THEY FUCKING HAVE LOST TO FNATIC EVERY EVENT LOL, you're delusional as hell!
2014-12-22 20:24
xD
2014-12-23 11:08
NIP should be the 4th best team IMO.
2014-12-22 20:25
#240
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France cedd 
agreed.
2014-12-22 20:43
Nip 5th place under navi? 1 fnatic 2 ldlc 3 nip 4 VP 5 navi
2014-12-22 20:28
Still waiting for the best player/s of 2014.
2014-12-22 20:29
rip nip
2014-12-22 20:29
Nothing about fnatic cheating. #1. Gay.
2014-12-22 20:31
a change only 4- NiP 5- NaVi
2014-12-22 20:33
imagine the trolling from thooorin if fnatic wasn't #1
2014-12-22 20:33
"The Poles are a very consistent team" this rank is so fucking broken LOL
2014-12-22 20:36
are u dumb or something ? Coming third at around 5-7 events is fucking consistent.
2014-12-22 20:58
taz its free to go i can pay e100 :). innocent has to join virtus.pro
2014-12-22 20:42
#242
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Netherlands jen5on 
i'd mention ESC together with mouz, penta and unu.ain, they had some good/similar results lately
2014-12-22 20:44
+1
2014-12-23 00:37
boom boom NIP fanboys :D
2014-12-22 20:44
Crimea is ours. :D
2014-12-22 20:52
carryS deserved it<3
2014-12-22 20:45
Fnatic will always be better then LDLC. French faguettes are mad
2014-12-22 20:51
#259
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Netherlands xdanny 
Titan have to pick up a consistent player lol otherwise its; WIN, LOSE LOSE LOSE PLAYER CHANGE WIN WIN WIN WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE EX6 RETIRES.
2014-12-22 20:53
#263
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Cevap 
For me LDLC is N1 this fnatic cheaters are not!
2014-12-22 20:56
Dignitas to become top1 !
2014-12-22 20:57
#267
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
Agreed with the entire rankings pretty much since it is based off of results only and not current ability or potential. If Titan make changes to their lineup (e.g. -ioRek +ScreaM, fyx0, Uzzziii, or GMX) then they'll definitely be top 8. Dignitas probably won't get very far unless karrigan does a good job of IGL and they stop choking, or they bring in gla1ve. At the moment iBP and c9 aren't even going to scratch top 10, and mouseSpaz might be just outside top 10 or 12, though only time will tell. mouz has a lot to work on, as they've been struggling a hell of a lot recently. Assuming they don't disband. NiP is the biggest question mark at the moment. They were utter trash in 2014 up until DHW, where the addition of Maikelele showed to be game-changing. If they can still perform at LAN (assuming they even manage to qualify for more, aside from MLG/X-Games) then they're definitely top 5 or above.
2014-12-22 20:59
#271
czech | 
Slovakia harek 
nice.
2014-12-22 21:03
Looks to be a fair ranking, interesting to read as well. But one thing is clear though, some of the teams will really have to step it up so we can get a better pro scene, atm only 2 teams are clear favourites to win tournaments if they attend. VP is just below LDLC and fnatic, but after that its hard to say how good the other teams are atm. Looking forward to 2015.
2014-12-22 21:04
#324
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Iceland fatboislim 
na'vi has allways been good at surprising at lans and nip is showing some strength again. But i agree, would be nice to see some other teams to rise up.
2014-12-22 22:06
nip should be 4th, navi 5th
2014-12-22 21:04
great job by Na'vi
2014-12-22 21:06
waddup now haters woooooo
2014-12-22 21:08
Fair ranking.
2014-12-22 21:09
1.NiP 2.NiP 3.NiP
2014-12-22 21:13
#287
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Greece her-1g 
really solid rankings!!
2014-12-22 21:13
KennyS 1.29 !!!
2014-12-22 21:13
1)LDLC 2)Fnatic 3)VP 4)Na'Vi,NiP
2014-12-22 21:14
Hahaha, Nope..
2014-12-23 12:51
dignitas instead of hellraisers. order the event finishes from oldest to newest ,it was pretty confusing at first glance. other than that I completely agree , also when is your top 20 players of 2014 coming out :) and the top 20 plays too , that'd be awesome to close the year with.
2014-12-22 21:22
#301
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Chile Cristoff 
solid ranking
2014-12-22 21:25
SHITnatic first -.- oh lord .....
2014-12-22 21:29
..... won't you buy me a mercedes-benz
2014-12-22 22:20
Really can't find an arguement for c9 in the top 10. Poor performance recently plus the loss of their best player. Not even sure they are even in the top 3 for NA atm. Hopefully they turn things around at X-games but things don't like promising for c9.
2014-12-22 21:29
young players>old players :(
2014-12-22 21:29
nip 5 rofl game deaded
2014-12-22 21:31
NiP should be around 8th place.
2014-12-22 21:45
Ldlc should be first and NiP should be at the third or fourth place
2014-12-22 21:46
LDLC first for winning one tournament? lol. ok maybe two if you count starseries.
2014-12-22 22:19
Id depends of the point of view if this is in the entire year Fnatic is first but now LDLC is really the best team
2014-12-23 21:15
Seems about right as far as I care.
2014-12-22 21:47
#317
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Finland Henu 
Where is 3DMAX? Kappa
2014-12-22 21:53
LDLC 1st. Fnatic 2nd :>
2014-12-22 21:54
Shox fan XDDD
2014-12-22 23:39
#319
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
NiP 3rd but wtv
2014-12-22 21:56
Biceps is always with you!
2014-12-22 21:59
DAT team > mouse/penta/unu
2014-12-22 22:10
Honestly, with the beatings Dignitas has handed out with Karrigan as their IGL, I would say they could come above Hellraisers, honestly. I don't even know why they are above Diggy. Even with Fetish, they were doing better than them.
2014-12-22 22:12
Nice lurppis, you was obviously forced to make this rankings cuz of your trashtalking fnatic via twitter.
2014-12-22 22:13
Good job lurp. We are a couple of weeks away from ending 2014 and you make a ranking about the last five months.
2014-12-22 22:14
Yeah hltv ranking nip 5 xd so sad u want to make news by posting shit.
2014-12-22 22:15
"fan of GeT_RiGhT" ... stopped reading here
2014-12-22 22:22
Good read and rankings are right. So many NiP cryingbabies fanboys here, wait, let me wipe your tears... LDLC to top 2k15 I hope. Serbia=3rd world u stop to read cuz u are not able to <3 Gux xd
2014-12-24 13:20
Good read and rankings are right. So many NiP cryingbabies fanboys here, wait, let me wipe your tears... LDLC to top 2k15 I hope.
2014-12-22 22:21
oh look, i like lurrpis now, fnatic nr.1 <3
2014-12-22 22:21
The thing that chocked me with this article was that Taz is apparently only 28 years old :O
2014-12-22 22:24
worst top10 ever ban inc for me thks lurppis again
2014-12-22 22:24
#340
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United States darkun 
ROFL I like how Na'vi would lose to NiP in a bo3 everytime.. but somehow they are ranked higher.
2014-12-22 22:28
it's about results, not potential or hypothetical matchups etc. Only results..why is it so hard for 90% users to get it..
2014-12-22 23:59
Öhhh.. Being in final on every single major this year isnt good enough for you?
2014-12-23 22:33
Oh im sorry, thought it was @2014 ranks
2014-12-23 22:38
it's not the ranking of 2014 but teams ranking AT THE MOMENT - meaning a ranking based on late results and current form.
2014-12-23 23:25
#556
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United States darkun 
coming back to this post... doing a one month only ranking is the stupidest shit I've ever heard considering no tournaments even happened this month.. SO OBVIOUSLY you have to base it off the past... So I reincarnate my previous argument that NiP 2nd. Fnatic 1st, LDLCRY 3RD
2014-12-24 04:17
Tournament finals that don't include at least four of the teams on this list should not be taken into consideration. That rules out the majority of the CIS tournaments that the top teams cancel attendance to as well as most of Na`Vi's and HR's placings. With that said, NiP should be 4th, Na`Vi 5th, the rest is fine.
2014-12-22 22:26
so the first half of 2014 doesnt count? alright
2014-12-22 22:31
dignitas> HR , NiP>navi
2014-12-22 22:38
This
2014-12-22 23:29
-lurppis plz. He is so subjective dude. He should be more realistic. NiP top 3. It's My opinion. Dignitas better then NiP? Really...? They didn't show nothing in Majors, including DHW. And for sure he ranks them in 5 poz., before NiP. Najs Logic.
2014-12-22 22:41
yeah as people are shouting, it can't be right that Na'Vi is over NiP tbh. Ranking is otherwise about right imo.
2014-12-22 22:47
Nip number #5, at least we know that lurppis hates swedes
2014-12-22 23:03
#357
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Poland pando0r 
NiP fanbois going mad in here...
2014-12-22 23:05
fnatic - should be ban from all rankings, leages etc - lack of fair play, lack of respect for others players etc.
2014-12-22 23:17
No sense oh wait you are polak
2014-12-22 23:37
no sense? lack of respect: youtube.com/watch?v=HjLHduTNxlQ lack of fair-play: youtube.com/watch?v=r3ELnL3CTbc + DavilWalk "we discoverd this 2 months ago"... And no I\m not polak but I'm Pole for you - little murican kid.
2014-12-23 02:32
typical kid sharing dh bucharest video haha well that was funny get a life fucking newbie
2014-12-23 03:09
hahaha nice reply - 0 args :)
2014-12-23 16:59
yeah your arguments are stupid as fuck /close
2014-12-23 17:04
brajq vs murican kid: 2:0 gg merry xmas :)
2014-12-24 12:46
@Lack of respect: You dont even fucking know that NiP refused to lose properly and whinned(like CRYDLCZ) about fact that they "thought" the game was not "on" yet and after loss on Inferno they demanded rematch just because of that? Even after that they have lost again... And that is the reason why This happened... @Lack of Fair-play: Well CRYDLCZ's boost that made them Immortal from many angles was legit in your eyes then? Please check your fucking fan boy privilegies before posting shit like this... it is pain to read the nonsense people like you spread upon HLTV.
2014-12-23 12:56
About NIP and fnatic - admins failed not NIP - they set wrong overtime settings... so this is not reason to refuse hand-shake... be more mature like a kid... LDLC maybe was lack of fair-play - I dont know. This change nothing. Because behaviour of fnatic is still no fair-play. Fnatic in 1.6 was team with class, in cs go they are kid without class.
2014-12-23 16:58
brejq should be banned from the whole internet, banned from speaking/typing and banished from his country. Lack of brain, etc.
2014-12-23 00:57
lurpis is such a fnatic fanboy
2014-12-22 23:26
#361
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Sweden klvmeister 
N1.
2014-12-22 23:27
Stupid rating.... Oh Lurppis kkthxbb
2014-12-22 23:28
Why did you guys leave out Cologne if your previous ranking was made just in time for it?
2014-12-22 23:31
in cs terms it took place so long ago its results are basically irrelevant now.
2014-12-23 09:17
Alright, in that case the rankings are accurate imo
2014-12-23 13:55
#557
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United States darkun 
ROFL you obviously didn't read his article over dreamhack winter... hes OBVIOUSLY A LDLCRY fanboy. but he has a job to protect.. and well everyone knows fnatic is #1... deal wit it somehow this replied to wrong post... go a couple above. lol
2014-12-24 04:22
Fnatic best team, KennyS best player
2014-12-22 23:35
LDLC top1 .fnatic suks
2014-12-22 23:49
be serious
2014-12-23 00:00
So when is CSGO going to get a standardised points based rating system...?
2014-12-23 00:09
NiP 5th ?????????
2014-12-23 00:11
In my opinion ESC should be also on outside lines. They are performing very good against top teams and show great match vs NIP on Dreamhack.
2014-12-23 00:13
would pick NiP over Na'Vi, otherwise I agree.
2014-12-23 00:20
+1
2014-12-23 00:37
navi 4 hr 6 lmao
2014-12-23 00:22
I don't believe any of slurpiss's opinion's, he's a grub.
2014-12-23 00:41
This list is so accurate! well done lurppis. The only thing "I" would change is switching places with dignitas and HR.
2014-12-23 00:42
Just like every year some random kiddos pop up and laugh at the ranking with nothing to back-up their fanboy claims. It is such a joy to read those comments.
2014-12-23 00:56
Haha +1
2014-12-23 08:25
Good read, and a very accurate ranking.
2014-12-23 00:59
#401
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United Kingdom counterpxl 
No.1 Hackers - take them out ffs
2014-12-23 00:59
#403
NEO | 
Poland m@rulek 
Where is EMS One Katowice ?
2014-12-23 01:00
in katowice
2014-12-23 01:12
Ok lurppis ok.
2014-12-23 01:01
fnatic>ldlc
2014-12-23 01:09
Adam "friberg " Friberg 23 0.93 WTF??
2014-12-23 01:09
#408
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Spain akproxx 
HellRaisers over dig wat
2014-12-23 01:11
HR is too high, otherwise i think this is accurate
2014-12-23 01:19
What a joke. I get that NiP is not top 1 atm, but this is just ridiculous. 5th? NAVI? NAVI..? How can they possibly be above nip on this list, what the hell lurppis you just went full retard.
2014-12-23 01:29
1. Cheatnatic
2014-12-23 01:44
people don't realize that is a rank about fall tournaments, those result matter, not the ones before!! anyway good read :D
2014-12-23 01:58
LOLLLLLLLLLL NAVI AND VP OVER NIPPPPPPPPPP The idiot who came up with this top 10 can't be ranked anything higher than nova 2. Also, fun little fact, IBP isn't even top 2 in NA anymore... How are they over C9....
2014-12-23 02:05
I feel like byebyepower and clown9 are there just to fill some space, like in the player's top20 ... they will have a 'murican just to not be full eu.players !
2014-12-23 02:14
lurppis be like or not like
2014-12-23 02:22
Fnatic best and always will be best, gtfo haters
2014-12-23 02:30
+420
2014-12-23 05:08
CRY... CRAP...TEARS...SHIT. OHH THIS KIDDS
2014-12-23 02:53
Krimz flush JW - 1.19-1.18-1.17
2014-12-23 03:00
#430
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Brazil hugoooo 
kennyS rating is bizarre
2014-12-23 03:17
i see myself in the first pic :D
2014-12-23 03:26
#433
NAF | 
Canada ozboz 
When did Semphis change his citizenship?
2014-12-23 03:47
it doesn't make sence
2014-12-23 03:58
NaVi over NiP. gg
2014-12-23 04:30
#439
AZK | 
United States Dood 
Some morons should notice that this is from ESL Cologne onwards, and that NiP only did good at DHW and got destroyed everywhere else. Na'Vi > NiP in this time frame.
2014-12-23 04:50
very accurate ranking.
2014-12-23 05:30
After whatever Lurppis has been saying on twitter, I really didn't expect him to put fnatic on #1 even though they're pretty much undisputed #1 right now. In my personal rankings, I would probably have NiP 4th and Na'Vi 5th. But it's pretty close between the two. Na'Vi has been slacking off lately while NiP is on a rise.
2014-12-23 07:38
many struggle separating their personal opinions and business, i on the other hand do not. what i believe about fnatic is irrelevant in this context, the fact is their resume is clearly the best in the scene.
2014-12-23 09:15
Definitely appreciate that you can keep personal and professional sides isolated. When I referred to your tweets, I didn't mean the ones "flaming" fnatic or their players, I meant the ones where you directly declared LDLC the best team, for example : twitter.com/lurppis_/status/538831751532..
2014-12-23 09:30
i believe if you win an event, you were then the best team at that event at that specific time. dreamhack had all the best teams, which implies ldlc were then the very best - but only if you ignored months when fnatic had dominated them.
2014-12-23 09:32
That much I can agree with. But at the same time, the statement doesn't have much weightage if you only talk about that tournament. Tournament winner and world's best team become synonymous terms in that case. For example, by using the same logic, fnatic was the best team in the world right after DHW 2013. (And I think we can all agree that they weren't. NiP were still the best team in the world).
2014-12-23 09:39
not always, but at that tournament it did make sense - i do believe ldlc got ahead of fnatic at that point, thus becoming the world's best team, even if their resume doesn't back that up for this ranking. it remains to be seen if they can hold onto that edge, or if fnatic will pull away again - or if someone else will surprise.
2014-12-23 09:42
what about Gfinity lan in London vp won titan second ehhh very poor rank , 20k is nothing more important is some shity lan for 5k (Acer A-Split Invitational) people never learn
2014-12-23 11:14
we're five months removed from that placing, which was achieved with a totally different roster
2014-12-23 14:52
ok now I know , but dig did better then nip
2014-12-23 15:49
dignitas had no good placings whatsoever, nip had one.
2014-12-23 17:22
I think Fnatic is not deserve in top 1. their performance, so surprisingly! I still think they were helped from tool. but VAC never found, simple they use tool too supersubtle!! but when they not get VAC, all of parameter in results still authorize they are no 1. sad!!
2014-12-23 07:44
Nice write-up, but the very first links to this article and not the previous World Ranking. It would be interesting to see a similar ranking for the best teams of 2014, all year around, with total prize money and awards. Good job!
2014-12-23 08:20
NiP top 5? lol fanboy
2014-12-23 08:27
2nd EMS One Katowice (Major) 1st Copengagen games 1st Dreamhack Summer 1st ESL Cologne (Major) 2nd Dreamhack Winter (Major)
2014-12-23 17:36
Why are u refering to tourneys with Fifflaren? are u that much of a fanboy? lolz
2014-12-27 19:45
lol fuck u
2014-12-27 20:06
"fnatic's late 2014 was as dominant as almost any stretch of play by any team in Counter-Strike history." Really? What Counter-Strike history are you talking about Lurppis?
2014-12-23 08:33
lol
2014-12-23 09:28
So win lower tournaments and being 5-8th in a major is better than win a major. Sure HLTV
2014-12-23 08:47
+1
2014-12-23 09:28
1. The major win came with an asterisk (of fnatic forfeit). 2. A major win definitely has more weightage, but that alone isn't enough to warrant #1 rank. If you read the article, fnatic have only lost 3 offline BO3 matches in the past 5 months or so (way less than LDLC) and they haven't lost against LDLC on LAN (forfeit doesn't count as an actual loss).
2014-12-23 09:34
Fnatic lose against hellraisers in the most secure lan tournament and finishes 5th-8th... Think about it
2014-12-23 15:29
Smithzz is 25 :o
2014-12-23 08:50
Cheatnatic first lol !
2014-12-23 09:52
LDLCheats second lol !
2014-12-23 14:05
Dignitas and IBP > HR NIP > VP and NaVi
2014-12-23 10:02
1. fnatic 2. LDLC 3. NiP 4. VP
2014-12-23 10:08
best rankings ive seen all year, gj
2014-12-23 10:15
as usual lurpiss hates on NiP
2014-12-23 10:19
hahahahahah navi top4 nice joke
2014-12-23 10:46
I hope next year there will be two Polish teams in top10 ranking ;)
2014-12-23 10:49
nice
2014-12-23 10:53
#482
Slovakia !^ 
why ?? ?WHY CHEATERTS first ? ... what a retard make this ranking cry haxnatic fangays
2014-12-23 10:59
2014-12-23 11:12
LDLC > Fnatic NIP > NAVI Titan > IBP
2014-12-23 11:13
what about Gfinity lan in London vp won titan second ehhh very poor rank , 20k is nothing more important is some shity lan for 5k (Acer A-Split Invitational) people never learn
2014-12-23 11:14
worst ranking ever xD fnatic top1???? vp 3.??? navi 4.???:'DDDD and hr before dignitas?:'D jokes
2014-12-23 11:41
first top3 are ok, but i still dont know what hr even do on this list...
2014-12-29 10:25
expected fnatic 1st
2014-12-23 12:17
>HR before Dignitas >UNU.AIN when CPH wolves is a much better team >Cloud9 in top 10 lel
2014-12-23 12:33
are you kidding me mouz out top 10 LOL
2014-12-23 12:37
nip on no 5...
2014-12-23 13:04
nip placed higher than navi at the only lan that really matters, and nips 5th? lol edit - oh it was written by lurrpis.. thats why
2014-12-23 13:05
Whats about ESL One??
2014-12-23 13:14
Nip should be higher on the list tbh , altho i will say that they haven't yet shown their potential
2014-12-23 13:37
1st fnatic? haha plz - youtube.com/watch?v=Rcwp0B-vLB8
2014-12-23 13:39
100 % agree :) true ranking.
2014-12-23 13:49
HR over Dignitas? LOOOOOOOOL
2014-12-23 14:12
What the hell is wrong with this player rating? JW below KRIMZ and fluVACsha? And Guardian's rating higher then Happy or Get_Right? Srsly HLTV? SRSLY?!
2014-12-23 14:46
Na'Vi 4 NIP 5 :D Fuck Yeah
2014-12-23 15:15
1. fnatic 2. ldlc 3. vp 4. nip 5. navi 6. dignitas 7. titan 8. ibuypower 9. hellraisers 10. cloud9
2014-12-23 15:21
Agreed
2014-12-23 22:50
Seems pretty accurate I would only place Nip in front of Navi maybe VP and NIP switch who knows close
2014-12-23 15:26
#537
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Estonia elariBAY 
Mine top 10 is: LDLC NiP Virtus.pro Dignitas Natus Vincere HellRaisers Cloud9 Titan iBUYPOWER
2014-12-23 17:36
Nip best 2k14 xDxD 2nd EMS One Katowice (Major) 1st Copengagen games 1st Dreamhack Summer 1st ESL Cologne (Major) 2nd Dreamhack Winter (Major)
2014-12-23 17:45
Xyp9x is 19? Kid looks about 40
2014-12-23 18:07
So Lurppis... You don't think anymore that Flusha is cheating? Because you couldn't in any means rank a cheating team right? You were so 100% sure that he's a hacker you know. You said that out loud too. Im just so lost what has happened in the CS:GO scene, so thats why i want to hear you current opinion :)
2014-12-23 19:03
Lol Navi fucking sucks... Digni and NiP WAY BETTER Than they are... wow :( And in my opinion Dignitas is better that Hellraisers also :)
2014-12-23 22:43
ESC > Hellraisers ESC > NaVi ESC > Titan Lurpis i heat you becose you are hated becose you say after news say rallen is cheater and minise or innocent never mind who but someone with esc your opinion is DDoSer so i think you are really noob. ESC TOP 10 I think.
2014-12-24 09:42
fnatic best.
2014-12-24 16:51
Bullshit rankings. Real ranking: 1. FNATIC 2. LDLC 3. NINJAS IN PYJAMAS 4. VIRTUS.PRO IMO: (About VP) Better to reach the final or win the major than win a lot of shit tournaments without viewers and big prize pool. VP were destroyed by all 3 teams. Confirmed.
2014-12-24 17:58
<3 NiP, stopped reading after that.
2014-12-25 12:44
DIGNITAS is seriously overrated !
2014-12-25 01:47
overrated teams and underated teams. Shit rankings. Shit evidence. Fnatic hax! lol
2014-12-25 02:12
VP top3
2014-12-25 04:43
Those rankings. :D
2014-12-25 16:13
<3 Nip and Fnatic
2014-12-26 18:51
LUrpis Where is winning VP IEM Katowice 2014 1st place 100 000 $ ? hahhaha VP top 2 :)
2014-12-26 20:48
You need to learn how to read.
2014-12-27 22:17
The amount of retard in this thread is absolutely incredible.
2014-12-27 22:17
s1mple 19 years ,.... 2ez
2014-12-29 22:25
Fnatic is on the first place with hackers in the team. GG
2014-12-30 22:52
LDLC and VP.
2014-12-31 15:38
Is there any HLTV.org August World Ranking?
2015-01-01 07:42
ahahahahahah
2015-02-13 01:47
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