Team Ranking: February 2016

We have updated our Global Team Ranking—powered by EGB.com—for February 2016 and the highest echelon continues to hold steady ahead of the busy month of March.

February 2016 was the month when the much discussed lineup shakeups and latent rivalries of Europe and North America finally had a chance to play out on a larger arena, especially for the latter region.

We ultimately saw seven events transpire in the shortest month of the year: the Game Show Global eSports Cup, Assembly Winter 2016, Acer Predator Masters Season 2 finals, ESL Expo Barcelona, Nordic Masters Season 2 finals, the Pantamera Challenge, and the MLG Columbus Main Qualifier.

The three most high profile of these, the GEC Cup, ESL Barcelona, and the MLG Main Qualifier, featured the highest density of teams that can be found among our top twenty and thus had the highest impact.

We should also mention that we have been busy coding and working on an entirely new ranking system, as Julien "topeiko" Hottias has stepped down from HLTV.org. The new system uses similar principles, but also will eventually include all teams listed on our site and also makes use of new math and coefficients for each subranking.


The victory in Barcelona continues to keep an untouchable nimbus around fnatic

The principles do remain the same however so rankings are based on teams' achievements over the past year (with severe decay in points throughout each month), recent form over the last 2 months, and performance at offline events in the last 3 months.

Each team is required to have a three-man core in order to retain their points and online results are included but have minimal effect (only affecting 'Form') at the top of the table and mainly serve to put new teams on the map.

We will always have a special page where you will be able to find the latest version of our ranking.

Here is the current top 30 table as of March 1st, 2016, which goes more in-depth into the way points are distributed. You can see the lineup for each team by hovering over their name in the table.

Please note that the +/- gain on this table differs from our weekly rankings page, and is in relation to the ranking update of January 2016.

Top 30 Team Ranking Powered by EGB.com

Rank Team Achievements Form LANs Total points +/-
1. Sweden fnatic 500 200 300 1000 -
2. France Envy 442 135 154 731 +1
3. CIS Natus Vincere 384 101 234 719 -1
4. Denmark Astralis 389 114 127 630 -
5. Brazil Luminosity 193 112 124 429 -
6. Denmark Dignitas 96 97 80 273 +3
7. Poland Virtus.pro 225 8 7 240 -1
8. France G2 96 67 46 209 +3
9. Germany mousesports 79 76 39 194 +1
10. Europe FaZe 117 35 39 191 -2
11. Sweden NiP 129 38 14 181 -4
12. United States Cloud9 77 50 22 149 -
13. United States CLG 58 53 34 145 +3
14. Ukraine FlipSid3 34 43 21 98 -
15. United States Liquid 50 38 9 97 -2
16. Russia Gambit 19 46 18 83 +7
17. Denmark SK 17 45 14 76 -
18. Bulgaria E-frag.net 19 29 21 69 -
19. Europe HellRaisers 12 43 11 66 +3
20. Poland Vexed 22 26 17 65 -
21. Canada OpTic 18 38 9 65 -6
22. Australia Renegades 22 36 7 65 -3
23. United States Splyce 14 28 18 60 new
24. Brazil Tempo Storm 4 44 5 53 new
25. Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX 7 28 9 44 +3
26. Sweden Ancient 2 35 5 42 new
27. Mongolia TheMongolz 5 30 6 41 +3
28. Poland CSGL 4 26 7 37 -7
29. Finland ENCE 2 33 2 37 new
30. United States Selfless 5 29 2 36 -6


*Hover over each team name for the full lineup.

As is custom, we will now discuss the recent performances of the top fifteen teams, with reference to tournament placings, statistics, and the odd humorous photo caption or two.

1. Sweden fnatic

Player Age Rating
Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer 24 1.14
Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman 25 1.08
Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell 21 1.06
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson 21 1.06
Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist 22 1.05

All fnatic have done this month is hold a 7-1 record in ESL Pro League Season 3, demolish Astralis 3-0 in the Aftonbladet Fight Night #3, and win the ESL Expo in Barcelona, pocketing ~$34,800 in cash. Considering that is the sum of their match activity for the month, that is a pretty dominant record.

In Barcelona, fnatic was at times tested in close games against EnVyUs, gBots, and finally Astralis (the final two matches went 16-14 and 16-13), but time and time again the Swedish superteam have prevailed.


A memento mori for rival teams is elusively photographed

In some ways, the new era of fnatic's dominance is qualitatively more impressive than the NiP run of yore. Whereas back then saw most teams simply a league behind the Ninjas in terms of overall cohesion, firepower, and skill, today fnatic is grinding out event wins and victories via the battle-tested and serrated edges of their own battleaxes. Despite setbacks at nearly each event (i.e. close games or group stage defeats), they have seemingly never faltered to win in the end.

Part of this winning formula of course rests on the hindquarters of the CS:GO stallion that is olofmeister, but lately all five of the black-and-orange appareled team have been showing up to play good Counter-Strike.

IEM Katowice will kick off tomorrow and begin the rankings countdown for the month of March, but if all things hold their current course, expect the sails of fnatic to reach the offing first.

2. France EnVyUs

Player Age Rating
France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub 20 1.12
France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer 24 1.07
France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt 21 1.00
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire 23 0.99
France Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey 21 0.92

EnVyUs benefit from their disastrous 7-8th place run at FACEIT S3 at DreamHack Winter 2015 disappearing after a three-month drain on their ranking and also from the fact that they did compete in February unlike Na`Vi and won the Game Show Global eSports Cup.

While we actually did not weigh the results of the Game Show Cup that heavily, nV were able to score best-of-three victories over CLG, Cloud9, dignitas (in the grand final), and most importantly, Astralis, to win the event.


EnVyUs take un petit saut to second place

However, viewers did see that the team lacked some of their former superiority as they lost to dignitas 0-2 in the group stages, dropped maps to CLG both times they faced off, and dropped a map to Astralis on the Frenchmen's way to winning the event.

The change in leadership seems to not have affected Happy, who can continue to enjoy the noncommittal life of "playing scrimmy" and then lurking around the map to pick up one Deags, although apEX has also been his usual mercurial self as of late.

nV do stand tall and proud in the ESL Pro League for now (at 4-2) and they also finished in fifth place at the ESL Barcelona Expo, however to be fair the team were a victim of the strange format as they played fnatic a total of three times (and took one of those maps).

Therefore, EnVyUs have edged up to take second place and now stand ready to challenge fnatic for first, which a win in Katowice would do well to help bolster.

3. CIS Natus Vincere

Player Age Rating
Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev 18 1.15
Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács 24 1.15
Russia Denis "seized" Kostin 21 0.98
Ukraine Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko 28 0.94
Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev 28 0.93

Natus Vincere actually did not play in offline competitions in February and seemingly laid back to relax after a victory at the DreamHack ZOWIE Open in Leipzig towards the end of January.

Perhaps such uninhibited leisure leads to unwise gambling and a slackening of skill as Na`Vi currently stand at 4-4 in the ESL Pro League, placing the currently third best team in the world below a number of other competitors.


Like a deer in headlights, Na`Vi froze in place in February

With a heavily stacked Group A awaiting them at IEM Katowice, Zeus and crew have a chance to take down their rivals and regain second or to slip up and possibly drop down to the usual 4-5th range they were inhabiting in late 2015.

4. Denmark Astralis

Player Age Rating
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz 20 1.14
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen 22 1.10
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth 20 1.01
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg 26 1.01
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen 25 0.94

Astralis have to swallow bitter medicine and yet again contend with a fourth place ranking, as a team once billed as possibly being the best in the world has put up middling results since rebranding into their current partial player-owned organisation.


"The players on our team whose names start with d seem to love BDSM."

At the Game Show Cup, which once again was not counted too heavily in our rankings, Astralis were definite contenders to take gold but unfortunately matched up against EnVyUs in the semifinals as the French team were unable to top their own group. A close 2-1 series followed which went nV's way and the Danes had to contend with a third place finish over CLG.

A good portent from that event however was the return of duo device and dupreeh to strong form, as both players put up 1.20 and 1.18 ratings respectively.

The Danes have a strong 6-2 record in the ESL Pro League, but on the other hand were absolutely bodied by fnatic in the Aftonbladet Fight Night #3. This inability to match up against their erstwhile rivals is reflected in the finish of ESL Barcelona, where the two teams were the only two remaining but Astralis lost two close matches to settle for second place at the event.

Astralis are certainly not dropping off, but rather the team have entered a holding pattern around fourth place and for now are seeking answers that will move them ahead of their other competition.

5. Brazil Luminosity

Player Age Rating
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David 21 1.27
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo 24 1.17
Brazil Lincoln "fnx" Lau 26 1.10
Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga 24 1.10
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo 21 0.89

Luminosity not only mirror Natus Vincere in always somehow being in the Eastern European team's group at big events but also in the fact that they did not attend offline events in February.


coldzera helps get that cheddar like whatever (just not in February)

The Brazilian team hold a healthy 4-0 record in the ESL Pro League and they have also been spotted bootcamping well in advance of IEM Katowice, so all signs point to yet another strong performance this weekend from FalleN & crew.

For now however, they rest easy in the fifth place berth: a Brazilian team who dared to dream big and who now sit over legendary European figureheads such as NiP and Virtus.pro.

6. Denmark dignitas

Player Age Rating
Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye 17 1.17
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke 18 1.13
Norway Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel 21 1.06
Denmark Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann 21 0.95
Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen 21 0.92

dignitas are the hottest prospect of 2016 so far, at least for teams above the top five.

Following a strong performance in Leipzig, the Danish-Norwegian team entered February with a performance at the Game Show Cup that saw them finish second, entirely new ground for MSL and crew.


The failure to qualify for the Major ended the month with a bitter aftertaste for dig

The high tide of this achievement was defeating a floundering EnVyUs 2-0 in the group stage, as CLG proved to be easy fare in the semifinal, and dignitas then could not handle the French giants in the grand final.

In ESL Barcelona, dignitas finished a decent fourth place, however it cannot be stated enough that the flippant format of that event writes down the maturity of the results in Spain.

Finally, the MLG Main Qualifier brought tragedy as dignitas entered the event as the highest ranked team attending and yet fell flat against both Renegades and Cloud9 to exit the tournament early and thus hold no chance of attending the Major.

Without slots at IEM Katowice or MLG Columbus therefore, dignitas are in serious danger of losing this distinction as sixth best team in the world come the end of March.

7. Poland Virtus.pro

Player Age Rating
Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski 28 1.00
Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski 22 0.87
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski 27 0.86
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas 29 0.84
Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński 21 0.81

dignitas moved up a slot over Virtus.pro, however this fact was more due to the Poles' horrendous form as of late as well as their last best result (a 3-4th finish at FACEIT Stage 3) falling out of the calculation.


Thought you'd never see this guy go 3-20 at an offline game? Think again.

Virtus.pro did not attend an offline event in February but the team's 1-11 record in the ESL Pro League is so beyond bad, it is egregiously awful. Such records normally summon to mind the likes of SKDC and PENTA in Pro League results, not a team who managed to win numerous events in 2015 and always challenged the top teams.

All eyes will be on Virtus.pro at IEM Katowice, to see whether the team have simply thrown in the towel on their Pro League qualification chances, or are disintegrating as a whole.

8. France G2

Player Age Rating
Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom 21 1.06
France Richard "shox" Papillon 23 1.05
France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux 27 1.00
France Cédric "RpK" Guipouy 26 0.96
Belgium Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans 25 0.90

The G2 organisation aptly signed ex-Titan on February 1st and the French-Belgian team then travelled to Vilnius where they finished 5-6th place (defeating Cloud9 twice, losing to Astralis in a close series, and then losing to CLG in the quarter-finals).

Such results were hardly stellar but they were a step up in form compared to Ex6TenZ & co.'s ennui in January, where they were smashed at StarSeries XIV with a 7-8th place finish (admittedly in a tough group).

In Barcelona meanwhile, G2 finished third place partially thanks to an "Alliance" system that saw them throw fellow Frenchmen of nV under the bus with a further notable result being a best-of-one defeat of Astralis.


G2 qualified for the Major with two close best-of-one games

Part of the team's climb is of course attributable to the fall of fairly inactive lineups such as FaZe and NiP, however G2 solidified their upward growth in the final weekend of February at the MLG Main Qualifier with victories over Tempo Storm and FlipSid3, putting a rowdy young upstart in their place and dispatching a consistently top 15 team, in other words.

It is hard to say if G2 can keep up this trend of growth and they will not be playing at this weekend's IEM Katowice. However, the team are into the Major unlike dignitas (who sit two spots above them) and have a whole month to prepare and try and do damage.

9. Germany mousesports

Player Age Rating
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač 19 1.23
Germany Johannes "nex" Maget 23 1.06
Netherlands Chris "chrisJ" de Jong 25 1.02
Germany Denis "denis" Howell 21 1.00
Germany Timo "Spiidi" Richter 20 0.94

A team mainly composed of Germans led by a nineteen-year-old Bosnian superstar who calls in English sounds like a recipe for disaster and yet it has somehow worked so far.

NiKo and his team had two event highlights in February: they won the Acer Predator Masters Season 2 finals which had mostly tier two teams in attendance aside from mouz and they managed to qualify for MLG Columbus in two best-of-ones by taking down YP and HellRaisers, with the latter game getting close.


The big German teddy bear was a huge factor at the MLG Qualifier

mousesports have not fared well in the ESL Pro League so far as they sit at 1-3 but the team are among the many in the top fifteen who will also be competing this weekend at IEM Katowice.

Good calls and performance by NiKo and strong efforts by the equally capable chrisJ and nex could continue to strengthen the team's hold on a top ten position.

10. Europe FaZe

Player Age Rating
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard 21 1.01
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup 19 1.00
Sweden Mikail "Maikelele" Bill 24 0.98
Norway Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad 22 0.94
Portugal Ricardo "fox" Pacheco 29 0.89

All FaZe have done in February is win two online games against Virtus.pro, but then again who hasn't.

The pan-European team will debut in the relatively easier Group B this weekend at IEM Katowice and the world will get to inspect how the team have developed since they were last seen at DreamHack Leipzig finishing in 5-6th place.

For now, point decay has moved them down two spots.

11. Sweden NiP

Player Age Rating
Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund 25 1.26
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg 27 1.13
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström 25 0.98
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg 24 0.96
Sweden Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi 22 0.90

NiP have taken a nosedive due to an increasing period of inactivity, although their past achievements in the last 12 months continue to prop them up above the drowning point.

The Swedish team, with their newfound addition pyth, hold a pretty solid 5-1 record in the ESL Pro League, but their real test will come this weekend where they are drawn in a stacked Group A at IEM Katowice.

12. United States Cloud9

Player Age Rating
Canada Mike "shroud" Grzesiek 21 1.10
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham 22 1.03
United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip 18 1.01
United States Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir 23 0.97
United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert 25 0.89

The world saw Cloud9 with Stewie2K debut at an offline event in early February via the Game Show Global eSports Cup, and the world was generally disappointed. The team finished in 5-6th place, losing to G2 twice and only defeating the paltry Russian team Method (who were using stand-ins). 


 Stewie2k looked more comfortable in his play by the month's end

What was more disconcerting however was the noticeable lack of T-side execution and strategy, something which n0thing has personally admitted to in a video released by the North American team.

The team were further shamed by failing to qualify for IEM Katowice or DreamHack Masters Malmö, both times losing to Tempo Storm of Brazil as well as losing a final decider for the latter event to rivals CLG.

Skadoodle and his team hold their 12th place form however, as they went into the MLG Main Qualifier and following an early loss to Gambit, managed to take down favourites dignitas in a best-of-one and then survive a best-of-three battle against Renegades.

13. United States CLG

Player Age Rating
United States Tarik "tarik" Celik 20 1.08
United States Josh "jdm64" Marzano 25 1.07
United States Stephen "reltuC" Cutler 27 1.01
United States James "hazed" Cobb 26 0.97
United States Jacob "FugLy" Medina 21 0.91

CLG rocket back into the top 15 after a strong showing at the Game Show Cup and a successful qualification bid for the Major alongside their fellow North American brethren.

The team have clearly benefitted from the leading of Faruk "pita" Pita as well as the growing form of both jdm64 and tarik, with the former playing well in Vilnius and the latter on point in Columbus.

reltuC has also been developing into that rarest of players in North America: a formidable support. A successful qualification bid for DreamHack Masters Malmö didn't hurt either and thus CLG have enjoyed a three spot growth.

14. Ukraine FlipSid3

Player Age Rating
Russia Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin 24 1.10
Ukraine Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk 22 1.02
Ukraine Yegor "markeloff" Markelov 28 1.00
Ukraine Oleksandr "Shara" Hordieyev 23 0.95
Ukraine Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy 29 0.88

FlipSid3 have had an off-and-on February. Not many remember them attending the Game Show Cup (they did) where they were dismantled and de_stroyed, having to contend with a 7-8th place finish.

The team reappeared in Krefeld, Germany for APM Season 2 and actually did quite well, finishing in second place after convincing victories over E-frag.net, HellRaisers, and CSGL. The fact that teammate markeloff had to leave before the grand final only further limits any damage caused from losing to mousesports in the end.


Shara stickers PogChamp 

However, the Ukrainian team's greatest achievement in the month was perhaps qualifying for the next Major, as they survived a close loss to G2 in their group to play a decider match where they humiliated the rising threat of Tempo Storm. Newcomer Shara has also appeared to play strong Counter-Strike lately. 

15. United States Liquid

Player Age Rating
Ukraine Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev 18 1.21
United States Kenneth "koosta" Suen 19 1.18
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin 25 1.09
United States Nick "nitr0" Cannella 20 1.03
United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski 18 0.97

Liquid hold onto their top fifteen spot despite nearly being supplanted by the rising fortunes of Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov's Gambit squad.

Unlike CLG and Cloud9, Liquid were not in attendance at the GEC Cup and only appeared at the end of the month to narrowly qualify for the Major, in a tournament where newest addition s1mple strongly underperformed.

The team will be forced to continue using Eric "adreN" Hoag for the time being (at the Major for example), however their fortunes should rise if they continue to play with all players not slacking (and especially when koosta begins to consistently play with the squad).

 

You can also see which teams round up the Top 20 over at our dedicated Team ranking page.

March 2016 begins with a massive event, the $250,000+ IEM Katowice, in which almost all of the teams in our top ten and a few beyond that will be taking part.

The month will go quiet afterwards, with only the Counter Pit Season 2 finals and Copenhagen Games taking place for second tier teams, and most teams will hibernate in anticipation of the MLG Columbus Major which will get under way on March 29.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1039
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
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 Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
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
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1432
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:
1176
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
597
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1547
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1445
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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:
893
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1577
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1148
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1609
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
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
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1035
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Oleksandr 'Shara' Hordieyev
Oleksandr 'Shara' Hordieyev
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
373
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1024
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1139
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1248
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
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 Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1145
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1242
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1000
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1533
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1074
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1177
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
732
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1327
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
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
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1106
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1289
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1030
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1021
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
757
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1486
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
United States James 'hazed' Cobb
James 'hazed' Cobb
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
724
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
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
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1273
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1738
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:
1405
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1008
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1356
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1428
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1214
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
841
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1531
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1290
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
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:
31
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:
1.10
Maps played:
1476
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1118
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
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:
1452
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1512
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1125
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1526
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
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:
1.15
Maps played:
1542
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
ez fnatic
2016-03-02 00:15
n1
2016-03-02 00:15
1
2016-03-02 00:15
ez fnatic
2016-03-02 00:15
nice
2016-03-02 00:15
d
2016-03-02 00:15
n1
2016-03-02 00:15
#9
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
nice
2016-03-02 00:15
fuck...
2016-03-02 00:16
Cool
2016-03-02 00:15
n1
2016-03-02 00:15
n1
2016-03-02 00:15
rip vp
2016-03-02 00:15
wop
2016-03-02 00:15
#19
 | 
Ukraine fallenaxe 
nice
2016-03-02 00:16
Nice ALGERIA
2016-03-02 00:15
Shara stickers PogChamp EleGiggle
2016-03-02 00:17
7!
2016-03-02 00:16
#22 kappa :(
2016-03-02 01:00
whoa dignitas ! :O
2016-03-02 00:16
I know, I LOLed when I saw that. I guess not making the next major didn't count against them much :D
2016-03-02 02:18
shut up medkit kid
2016-03-02 07:24
Not being at the major might though. I can't imagine there's a whole lot of points for the qualifier - As it technically was more or less a t2 event,since most t1 is already qualified.
2016-03-02 14:48
true. Next month's ranking they will probably drop out the top 10 for not making the major.
2016-03-02 15:48
vp 7th lel
2016-03-02 00:16
#25
jleh | 
Finland jleh 
TORILLE
2016-03-02 00:16
+1 !!!
2016-03-02 08:29
expected
2016-03-02 00:16
sweeet
2016-03-02 00:16
#29
 | 
United States Drifter808 
NiP 11th lmao
2016-03-02 00:16
xD xD xD
2016-03-02 00:24
#164
 | 
Sweden wyv0 
Expected
2016-03-02 06:06
astralose 4th lol good joke shud b FaZe
2016-03-02 00:16
#124
Australia BCP 
faze barely played the last couple of months, and the times they did it looked embarrassing.
2016-03-02 02:09
#229
JW | 
Finland Ilucs 
Idiot spotted
2016-03-02 12:06
NiP 11th?? HAHAHAHHAAHAAHAH
2016-03-02 00:16
nip not top 10 top kek
2016-03-02 00:16
If NiP 11th, why VP is 7th?
2016-03-02 00:18
you really should read up on how the ranking is done
2016-03-02 00:19
inc mad nip fanboys =D
2016-03-02 00:18
#35
 | 
Chile Cristoff 
lol cold rating 1.27 -_-
2016-03-02 00:18
#37
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
You know stich has gone full memelord when he uses Twitch emotes in his articles
2016-03-02 00:20
I added that picture last second because the bottom of the article looked bare without it :^
2016-03-02 00:21
de_stroyed will be in new map pool ? hltv confirmed ?
2016-03-02 00:33
Best ranking ever.
2016-03-02 00:22
#179
 | 
Russia razorVJ 
dignitas fanboy detected huehue
2016-03-02 07:57
Don't call me boy, son.
2016-03-02 08:19
#190
 | 
Russia razorVJ 
Sorry grandpa.
2016-03-02 08:43
Shara stickers PogChamp 4Head
2016-03-02 00:23
UKRAINE, BEST RAINE
2016-03-02 00:23
#44
allu | 
Finland Fherrera 
praise our hltv mememaster, stich
2016-03-02 00:23
+1
2016-03-02 00:24
#45
 | 
Finland kappaboi 
gz ence
2016-03-02 00:23
ayy lmao stich, those comments about the pictures always on point
2016-03-02 00:24
how can selfless be at position 30 when they dont even have 5 players? koosta is gone... explain ! also: NiP at 11.. what a shame..
2016-03-02 00:26
#127
Australia BCP 
"Each team is required to have a three-man core in order to retain their points..."|
2016-03-02 02:13
yeah, there you can see how fucking dumb that is anyway.. a counterstrike team consists of 5 players, not 6, not 4 and not 3. btw. the therm "core" still includes that they have 5 players overall.. if they cant put up a full lineup then they should not be in that ranking, welcome back in march if they get their shit together.
2016-03-02 02:48
#141
Australia BCP 
they are in a transition between 5ths, why should they be removed off the ranking? when fnatic changed pronax for dennis you think they shouldve been considered as an entirely new team? its still the same fnatic. they lost 20% of their points for losing 20% of their lineup, but they still remained the same team. or when c9 had no set 5th for a month - should they have been off the ranking until they got their new 5th? why? they were still playing tournaments, they just had no set 5th yet. i dont see your logic of removing teams completely for changing 1 player...
2016-03-02 02:54
its simply unfair for rank 31 because selfless is obv. only in this ranking because of ONE single lan where they used koosta who technically is a standin, so they should lose 20% of their points aswell, which would kick them out of this ranking
2016-03-02 03:22
#148
Australia BCP 
they did lose 20% already, when koosta left. if they hadnt lost 20% already they wouldve had 45 points and wouldve been 25th. you can see that by looking at the january ranking where they had 47 points when they were known as Enemy. hltv.org/news/16983-team-ranking-january..
2016-03-02 03:26
ou. alright. my bad.
2016-03-02 10:59
#202
 | 
Sweden Kasidro 
They did
2016-03-02 09:56
#50
 | 
Finland Dragonpig 
loool nip out of top 10 rip
2016-03-02 00:25
Ok
2016-03-02 00:25
please hltv answer me How is LDLC white not in the ranking when they won the lan assembly by stomping ENCE who ARE in the ranking ? complete non sense to me ahah
2016-03-02 00:25
The ranking is very volatile that far down. LDLC White were above ENCE at the time they won Assembly, but almost a month has passed and they fell back down due to worse form. They're currently at #39 with 25 points.
2016-03-02 01:26
It it possible to view the full rankings somewhere (not only top30)?
2016-03-02 11:11
Not yet, but it will be in the future
2016-03-02 11:21
Why you put ENCE to 29 ? There are many better teams like Torpedo, Preparation, CG, LDLC-White and many more which have recently won ENCE Your list otherwise is pretty good, but ENCE place in 29 feel kind unfair for those teams that beat ENCE and did overall better than them
2016-03-02 12:48
That's how the calculation turned out and as you can see it's mainly because of form, they've had a positive record with all things considered in the last 2 months and even though those teams beat them they've been worse against others, so ENCE came out ahead this time.
2016-03-02 14:05
Dignitas, SK, HR and Efrag in top 20 despite not making it to the major. 4Head
2016-03-02 00:25
lmfao, this ranking is even worse than csgonuts ranking
2016-03-02 00:26
#55
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
I like your writing style stich. always nice to see some small jokes here and there.
2016-03-02 00:26
Wow these ratings are surprisingly spot-on
2016-03-02 00:26
#149
EliGE | 
United States CiToX 
Cloud9 12......... Liquid 15... WHAT!!??!!?!?!? lol hltv, good 1
2016-03-02 03:30
Clg above liquid even tho TL 2-0 them 16-1 and 16-4 lol
2016-03-02 04:50
That has nothing to do with over-all rankings. The 20th best tennis player might lose to the 30th best tennis player in 7 out of 10 encounters, but still have a better track record against other players.
2016-03-02 10:21
#240
EliGE | 
United States CiToX 
Yeah I know But Liquid has done so much better vs better opponents recently??
2016-03-02 16:13
This. NA teams shouldn't be on the list.
2016-03-02 11:36
#58
 | 
United States r0seCS 
"The players on our team whose names start with d seem to love BDSM."
2016-03-02 00:27
#59
 | 
Brazil mibrzera 
Tacio "TACO" Filho rating 0.89 BOT taco
2016-03-02 00:30
#89
 | 
Iceland PrTz1 
n0thing and fox with the same rating as taco
2016-03-02 01:04
#90
 | 
Brazil mibrzera 
n0thing, TACO and fox are shit
2016-03-02 01:11
are*
2016-03-02 01:10
#94
 | 
Brazil mibrzera 
valeu mano kkkk
2016-03-02 01:10
de nada
2016-03-02 01:11
#121
 | 
Brazil S0ulls 
TACO has more rating than any player VP .(Except NEO)
2016-03-02 02:01
#122
 | 
Brazil mibrzera 
mas VP também é um lixo, e outra, todos estão jogando mal, agora a LG todos estão bem e o incompetente ainda faz isso de rating
2016-03-02 02:02
incompetente... tu é que és incompetente
2016-03-02 03:15
#212
 | 
Brazil mibrzera 
sai daqui portuga burro, vai falar do seu time de cs, ops, vocês só tem o k1ck que é bem lixo kkkkkk
2016-03-02 10:55
OOOPS!! eu sou Ucraniano e sou de NaVi, é aquela team que esta sempre a ganhar os zucas, tas a ver?? hahahahaha davai dosvedania debil kon4enij lol
2016-03-02 11:12
#219
 | 
Brazil mibrzera 
navi vai tomar um pau da LG, e aquele rato gordo que voces chamam de guardian não vai nem clickar contra o fallen-god
2016-03-02 11:13
#62
 | 
World starskaj 
Vp going down..
2016-03-02 00:34
dat VP ratings 4Head
2016-03-02 00:34
#65
 | 
Estonia zaurs 
dignitas over vp,faze,nip,g2 rekt.
2016-03-02 00:39
#66
Ex6TenZ | 
Brazil LeTANK 
+taco in vp plz
2016-03-02 00:40
#67
United States terd 
VP form should really be -100
2016-03-02 00:40
26. Ancient TOP FUCKING KEK, team that gets 16-0d by YP is top 26 after achieving absolutely nothing except winning tier 3 Pantamera
2016-03-02 00:43
Sorry but YP are fucking garbage hacking/throwing onliner team this list is for teams who can win a map on LAN.
2016-03-02 00:49
I never said that YP should be on this list I am just simply asking how does Ancient become top 26 after losing to trash teams and getting almost no accomplishments, it just blows my mind how teams can become this overrated.
2016-03-02 00:54
Ancient is a new team what you want from them? They change players all the time, it's just a random mix team of people in the same circle that like playing together. They are not over rated? You probably couldn't even name 25 teams without this list, please understand being ranked 26th actually means nothing. Everyone outside of the top 6 atm can't win any tier 1 tournament and even some in the top 6 haven't won anything yet, it's not all about winning shit and having accomplishments, it's about consistent top placings that get you these ranks. Pantamera 3 is enough to out rank some of the onliner teams that haven't done anything in their careers.
2016-03-02 01:00
"Ancient is a new team" "just a random mix" see any similar teams with these features? Anyway as I told your mate below me ranking that is not top 10 or top 15 at best is pretty much pointless so I dont know why I am overreacting this much, my bad m8.
2016-03-02 01:10
All good.
2016-03-02 01:17
ancient just won a 20k lan (pantamera), beating a bunch of t3 teams. and i'm not even a ancient fan, just reminding u that maybe it's better to do some research before being outraged. why the fuck are you up and arms about things you really know nothing about?
2016-03-02 01:53
i.gyazo.com/8cc0bf916dfbea6f9e45984826b6.. are you blind or yes ? And mr research since you are so bright you might remember the competition on Pantamera which are mostly onliners with exception of Preparation who even suck online which let me remind you 16-1d Ancient in first match
2016-03-02 01:59
yeah you seem to acknowledge that while still being completely oblivious what that kind of win means in these rankings. thats why i pointed out its a 20,000 prize pool LAN. they won naturally they are viewed as a team on the come-up.
2016-03-02 02:00
pretty sure that if Orgless or Torpedo would win that LAN they wouldnt be put in this list 20k prize pool is not that big of a deal honestly since even Dingit cups had similar prizepools but I get what you are saying this tournament having a good name and history of including teams like fnatic could have impact on rankings and like you said them being viewed as up and comers but I personally think that its just these players living of their old hype
2016-03-02 02:12
still won the tournament. Has OpTic, Tempo Storm and alternate attax done something more?
2016-03-02 00:54
OpTic qualified for Eleague, Tempo Storm is raping NA scene online, ATTAX are just cheaters ( simple way to put it ) you are right they dont virtually nothing same as Ancient, but really they atleast played some matches to get there, Ancient didnt even play 20 maps and they deserve this spot ? Yeah but whatever any list beyond top 10 is essentially pointless I do not even know why I am stressing this much over it.
2016-03-02 01:06
you're right, so calm down :) VP should be there with them though haha. Bigest misplace on this list is ENCE, loosing to teams like Torpedo over and over again. Orgless, Torpedo, gBots and many more is better and has achieved as much or more.
2016-03-02 01:27
Orgless should be top 30 for sure they are almost even with teams like E-Frag or HR, and yeah ENCE should never be top 30 especially after Assembly but when we have teams like Splyce jumping to top 30 just because they won 2 BO 1 it is hard to take this list seriously.
2016-03-02 01:34
gj NiP
2016-03-02 00:41
How is NiP 11th LOL 5-1 in ESL does not count as anything i guess, why they go down a rank and dig go up EleGiggle Stupid fucking ranking system... VP 1-11 and 7th....
2016-03-02 00:44
#81
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Portugal dracø 
as in any other league, what matters is not how it starts but how it ends. So ESL league will have his value only after the lan finals.. Also NiP barely played any games besides the ESL league.. VP should be lower tho.
2016-03-02 00:55
If you inspect the big table you'll see that the online records you are referring to are reflected in the Form subranking (where VP are actually the worst). But we don't want this ranking to be about form or recent LANs only, we want longevity of results to be recognized and VP actually rank 5th in achievements (which takes into account all the big tournaments over the last year and applies a decaying factor to their points). That means they are in a good position to get back up there near the top with a few good LANs, which would indicate this was just temporary poor form. On the other hand, teams like dignitas and Luminosity need a longer string of good results to reach those higher places because they are new and unproven over a longer period.
2016-03-02 01:31
87-0?
2016-03-02 01:54
so and what about that "longevity of results" that you are talking about fits dignitas team, just feel like they won(or were finalist) in a tournament some months ago and they instantly got in top 10 and now without doing much and with a tiny "longevity of results" they get to top 6? while probably other teams that have been in this top 20 rank for much longer time, deserve that place.
2016-03-02 02:26
Who deserves it over dignitas? Virtus.pro's last good result was over 3 months ago, and they're still held in 7th place due to what happened before that. Everyone below has either the same problem or hasn't done as much as dignitas. Try to understand that we are in a time where only few teams have been doing really well (the top5) and look at the point difference, not just the ranking number. And if you want just longevity, look at the Achievements column and consider that your ranking. If you want just recent results, look at the LANs column. If you just want to see which teams are on form, look at the Form column. The combination of them is what we want to give the current ranking, with longevity accounting for 50%, form 20% and recent lans 30% of the final result.
2016-03-02 03:05
Dignitas fails over and over to even get to major, they been playing cobble, super overrated. majors should count a lot more,And not even making them should be a big factor in the ranking!! Cuz its the majors all are playing for and peaking their form to.
2016-03-02 07:12
It's really hard to take any of you "critics" seriously when you don't even have your information correct, not to mention how far from grasping the concept of rankings you are. First of all, dignitas itself was at the last major, but this lineup only has 2 players left from that time so all of this team's points are with the new lineup, it has nothing to do with the previous major. Secondly, majors are not everything in CS, there is 30+ tournaments in a year and only 3 are majors. Not to mention how the qualifier had a best of 1 random map draw and you instantly jump to crucify a team that didn't make it, a team that made top4 at 3 of the previous international tournaments. Lastly, I challenge you to name 1 team that should be above dignitas and tell me exactly which results and achievements would rank them there.
2016-03-02 10:55
crusify? They was the favorite coming in to the qual that is the qual to the biggest cs event in history. Ur rankings says they are the 6th best team in the world and the qual Even had dobbel elemination so They Even had 2 chances to do go true. On top of that losing to teams that way lower down on ur ranking. The problem is the decline in points from previous events. and majors should be more awarded even if it's only 3 of the 30 events as you say. All the teams aim for the majors and not even qual should give them a big decline in rankings at least when the qual is at lan aswell. Something is wrong in ur system, But overall I like it and u have done a great job with it but some tweaks should be done imo. It gives to much cred to recent results or lack of previous.
2016-03-02 11:31
You still didn't provide a list of teams that should be above dignitas and why. You, like many people, rely on "feelings" instead of looking at things objectively, and that's no way to rank teams. Virtus.pro and Na`Vi have finished in last places of various tournaments, but that never meant they are automatically worse than all the teams that outplaced them. That's not how rankings work. You say our ranking gives "too much cred" to recent results, yet you want the ONLY bad recent result by dignitas to shove them down (below 10? 16?). The bottom line is you can't give me a list of who should be above dignitas because there is no one that did anything more than them. Should Splyce be above dignitas now that they qualified for the major and dignitas didn't? dignitas missing the major will be reflected when teams that actually go to the major achieve something there. Don't mistake the qualifier for the major. Passing the qualifier doesn't automatically mean those 16 teams should be ranked as top16 in the world. Majors are already far more "rewarded" as you say, plus the points from the last major decay twice as slow. Despite what you might "feel" we did think about all those things you are talking about, and still this to me seems like the realistic picture of today's state of the CS:GO scene. There's no team I could rank higher than dignitas (maybe VP if you want to retain more points from the past, but I don't see why you would since that past is over 3 months old and they have even beaten VP in a bo3 on LAN).
2016-03-02 12:12
#71
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Sweden Maoux551 
Nip 11#==??
2016-03-02 00:45
cya nip
2016-03-02 00:46
cancer rankings
2016-03-02 00:51
#76
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Norway humaNN 
VP lost one rank with the current 11-1 in ESL PRO LEAGUE, HELLO? And mouz +3 ranks just by winning the shitty acer predator master with T3 teams? GG ranking
2016-03-02 00:53
#132
Australia BCP 
the ranking is not subjective, theres points behind everything. mouz won 11 out of their last 14 games, and are on a 10 map win streak on LAN. the teams they overtook are all inactive / in a slump, so it was both them going up and the teams above them going down. vp did lose a lot of points, but the problem is the two teams below them at the beginning of the month were faze and nip, who are also slumping, which resulted in vp losing 1 spot instead of 3 that they wouldve lost if faze and nip stayed where they were at the beginning of the month. vp were 155 points ahead of nip and 215 ahead of dignitas, now they are 33 BEHIND dignitas and 59 ahead of nip. its not all about how many spots you lose or gain, its about how many points you lose or gain compared to teams right next to you
2016-03-02 02:28
#77
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
bullshit ranking a team who can't even qualify for a major is 6 lel
2016-03-02 00:53
VP form 8 lmao sad
2016-03-02 00:54
VP Top10 Kappa
2016-03-02 00:56
bullshit atleast this time
2016-03-02 00:57
Rip Nip
2016-03-02 00:59
#87
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Australia Lolfeminists 
Renegades Tier 3 ranking now. Not even in top 20.
2016-03-02 01:02
dignitas top6 what a joke lmao they lost to tier3 renegades recently and some other tier2 teams Facepalm dignitas vs Cloud9 13-16 dignitas vs Renegades 9-16 dignitas vs Astralis 12-16 dignitas vsAstralis 11-16 dignitas vs Vexed 16-5
2016-03-02 01:08
Yet they won a bo3 against EnVyUs and came 2nd at a tournament. which none of the teams below them have done in months. The bo1 random map tourney losses shouldn't and don't make that much of a difference. They will suffer for it by not playing in the major though.
2016-03-02 01:24
And 2 days later they got crushed by envyus 3-0 can't see the logic here hltv.org/match/2300638-envyus-dignitas-g.. their stats from february 9 wins 10 loses also failed to qualify to a major great rankings dudes
2016-03-02 01:45
Getting crushed by a team better than you makes no difference, it's expected. It's the big wins that get you places that matters, and a 2-0 over EnVyUs got them to a #2 finish at a $200,000 event. They also had a semi-final in Leipzig before that and a top4 at barcelona. Name a team below dignitas that achieved more recently and deserves to be above them because of it?
2016-03-02 01:44
#96
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Russia bralBry 
That feeling when Gosugamers ranking seems to be better...
2016-03-02 01:15
#135
Australia BCP 
really? astralis #2, nip #5, vp #15 seems better?
2016-03-02 02:39
#198
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Russia bralBry 
"Better" doesn't mean that it is not still shit, mate.
2016-03-02 09:37
#204
Australia BCP 
how is it any better though? its so clearly so much worse
2016-03-02 10:01
#241
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Russia bralBry 
Jesus, man, whar's wrong with you? Never heard about sarcasm or irony before?
2016-03-02 20:27
#242
Australia BCP 
its hard to tell between sarcasm and extremism on hltv m8
2016-03-02 20:30
Team that doesn't get to major is top 6. XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2016-03-02 01:17
Shara stickers PogChamp
2016-03-02 01:21
C9,CLG,F3>Liquid I arent think that
2016-03-02 01:21
All the retards complaining about Dignitas.... This isn't a March only ranking. It takes into account the past year with decay.
2016-03-02 01:24
lmao dignitas mouz g2 faze > nip i laugh
2016-03-02 01:33
#136
Australia BCP 
i laugh along with you at how shit nip has become
2016-03-02 02:39
Cold 1st
2016-03-02 01:39
#110
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Venezuela xoile 
yisus fox have 29!!!
2016-03-02 01:43
good ranking :) good job!
2016-03-02 01:48
All FaZe have done in February is win two online games against Virtus.pro, but then again who hasn't. T O P K E K
2016-03-02 01:49
#114
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France cedd 
dignitas no. 6 ? lmao what is this garbage dude. couldnt even beat c9 and renegades...
2016-03-02 01:50
Dignitas with 6th ranking dont qualify to major? It's a joke
2016-03-02 01:51
dignitas 6 AHAHAHahAHAhahAHAahAHahahahahah
2016-03-02 01:58
The amount of people in here who dont know how rankings work is too damn high. Its even fucking explained within the ranking. Jesus christ people, please remove those empty shells you call heads from those container ships you call asses and grow up.
2016-03-02 02:07
#126
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Brazil diF1 
Dignitas hahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahaahahahahahahahahaahhahahahahaahahahaha wtff????????
2016-03-02 02:10
for everyone giving a single shiaaaaaaat about this... gtfo of this game... xD what a joke list :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
2016-03-02 02:16
Nice Dignitas! show 'em you deserve it at the major.. oh wait.
2016-03-02 02:26
#133
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Ukraine velm 
10/10 memes stich
2016-03-02 02:33
sk and e-frag > rng xddddd
2016-03-02 02:36
So are you implying RNG is better than e-frag. Because I'm really confident e-frag would crap all over RNG if they were to meet on LAN.
2016-03-02 03:19
yes
2016-03-02 06:12
SPLYCE > TS LOOOOOOL REKT
2016-03-02 02:40
#138
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Argentina thankzz 
this is a joke
2016-03-02 02:41
#140
Australia BCP 
awesome job stich :] sad to see topeiko go, but great to see the ranking will stay. i see some changes have already been made to the formula if im not mistaken, good to see the ranking constantly improve. well written, awesome to see you took the time for puns as always, seeing effort being put into this makes it so much more enjoyable to read. ignore all the idiots who think team x should be higher and team y dont deserve their spot, the ranking is great the way it is right now.
2016-03-02 02:51
Ez mou best rating 1.28 within top 20
2016-03-02 03:11
technically fnatic are on 10,000 points. But the cap is 1k. Cool story.
2016-03-02 03:26
fox is 29? ROFL.
2016-03-02 03:32
Did topeiko take his spreadsheet with him? Why did there have to be a new ranking system?
2016-03-02 03:47
Shara stickers PogChamp
2016-03-02 04:05
how could envy over navi right now?
2016-03-02 04:25
how could dig be at 6th? they couldn't even qualify for the major
2016-03-02 04:50
GO GAMBIT!
2016-03-02 04:54
lol hltv thinks fnatic and navi are better than nip
2016-03-02 04:58
so bad bait wtf is wrong with people these days on hltv...learn to bait better ffs
2016-03-02 05:00
in all honesty nip are still top 6
2016-03-02 05:05
PogChamp
2016-03-02 05:11
decent ranking unlike previous
2016-03-02 05:21
"The players on our team whose names start with d seem to love BDSM." whoo said that about astralis???
2016-03-02 06:15
Welcome back HR to the top 20 <3
2016-03-02 06:24
NA not even in top 10 anymore /sigh
2016-03-02 06:37
the system is wrong, dignitas is doubtly a s top 10 in my eyes, and i Im not suprised they didn't make the major, they never was that good, playing cobble made them most overrated team ever. They didnt Play last major and didn't qual now, they most def not belong in top6 I know how ur ranking works but it still fail. But good job Anyways
2016-03-02 06:54
#171
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Germany Veray_ 
this list ia a bigger joke than all dank hltv memes combined bruh
2016-03-02 06:57
#172
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Luxembourg alex24 
where are all the favelas ? they said LG top1 for sure... now i`m confused my favelas friends :(
2016-03-02 07:02
I dont think that efrag should be higher then hr, considering the recent results between these two
2016-03-02 07:51
VP is so bad atm...
2016-03-02 07:56
NiP no longer top 10 [*] when they used to be top 1
2016-03-02 07:58
stich = Poorlack VP = Poorlacks Do you already know why is VP above NiP and why they are (VP) still TOP 6 / 7 ? nt stich, go cleaning toilets.
2016-03-02 08:14
#203
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Sweden Kasidro 
Yeah that is the reason and not the system they use.....
2016-03-02 09:57
onlineitas top kek
2016-03-02 08:33
I love how everyone complains but noone could bring up a better ranking system that involves more or less every stat of the last years. Even when Tgwri1s explained the backround of how they make the ranking, they didn't even try to understand it. WTF have hltv become? Fucking crybabies.
2016-03-02 08:54
Great job Petar ! Keep this up guys ;-)
2016-03-02 09:01
#193
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Belgium fRe2k 
the rise of asia
2016-03-02 09:14
>Virtus.Pro >Form: 8 oh wow
2016-03-02 09:19
Rip in pepperoni seizeds d-lore
2016-03-02 09:31
er... what? dignitas hat some good results but then fail to qualify for a major and they are 6th????? nooooooooo
2016-03-02 09:31
nv 2nd? srsly? they are weak as fuck
2016-03-02 09:39
Nice to see n0thing, fox and b1ad3 sitting on the same rating. Well deserved.
2016-03-02 09:40
The big German teddy bear was a huge factor at the MLG Qualifier everybody going gay for nex
2016-03-02 10:05
#207
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Sweden Agam700 
Dignities better than NiP FaZe and G2? nah
2016-03-02 10:40
It's a ranking based on recent LANs/achievements/form.
2016-03-02 10:46
ENCE BOOM TOP 30 TIER TEAM UMBELIEVBLE
2016-03-02 10:50
Gambit +7 and still they have potentional
2016-03-02 10:51
End of this year..Ence TOP10!!!! HLTV CONFIRMED!
2016-03-02 10:53
#215
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Poland DominnX26 
Dignitas no go to major and #6 place. Hltv ranking XDDDDD
2016-03-02 11:03
#228
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
and they will fall down after other teams get major points, what's the problem m8?
2016-03-02 12:05
"Thought you'd never see this guy go 3-20 at an offline game? Think again." lmao
2016-03-02 11:05
30... almost low enough to include UK teams. just kidding we like top 200 at best
2016-03-02 11:38
#226
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Poland Mannix 
LOL at people bitching about points based ranking
2016-03-02 11:47
Dignitas above Virtus Pro is such a joke rofl. Dignitas have never won anything in their lives.
2016-03-02 11:53
So what? It`s 2016 ranking. VP is playing now like Penta Sport`s.
2016-03-02 12:09
I think before people go batshit crazy about how "unfair" the rankings are, please realise how insanely difficult it is to actually make a legit team ranking. The way they are doing it now is good enough. I do not agree with everything when i look at it, but most of it is well placed. The problem with Dignitas: I totally see why people are mad that a team not qualified for a major is #6th, i might not agree with it myself. But dignitas is the perfect example as to why ranking CS teams is hard as balls. dignitas played extremely well before the Qual. They beat many top teams and had good LAN performances. Although people will disagree, i find the Major qual to have a high random factor considering it's bo1's. Dignitas lost to Renegades and Cloud9 in bo1's, and boom. They are out. Pro players have often criticised the format, and in my opinion (notice; IMO) dignitas is a better team than both RNG and cloud9. I think they would have beaten those teams in bo3's. Just because dignitas loses _TWO MAPS_ at LAN doesn't mean they should be thrown out of the top 10 instantly. I mean ffs, look at fucking SPLYCE. They were literally handed a Major spot because of how random the groups and match format was. Not saying SPLYCE is a bad team, but they wouldn't reach the major in a different group. I mean they weren't even qualified for the qualifier, just got the place because MongolZ visa issues. That's how random the qualifier is. Instead of whining about the rankings, appreciate that we actually have one.
2016-03-02 12:12
This ranking is spot on besides dig being do high. Sure they had some good placements but they couldn't even qualify for the major vs teams that are mid T2 at best... it is the biggest csgo event of all time, I think it matters lol.
2016-03-02 12:33
#237
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Hungary Benya 
Where's orgless?
2016-03-02 14:45
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