Team Ranking: April 2016

stich
May 3rd, 2016 04:30

We have updated our Global Team Ranking—powered by EGB.com—for April 2016 and this month sees ever more instability permeate through the top reaches of the CS:GO Top 20.

The rhythm of April was dictated by DreamHack Masters Malmö, the month's sole $250,000+ event, and to a lesser extent by the $125,000 CEVO Gfinity Professional Season 9 finals which transpired this weekend.

Outside of these two tournaments, we continued to see the results of the post-Major landscape as injured players took breaks from the game (an idea that is becoming less and less far-fetched in the world of esports), players shuffled around rosters in the hopes of stabilising their respective scenes, and online leagues continued their trade.

Already back in our weekly update ranking update of April 18th, 2016, the CS:GO world finally witnessed the dethronement of fnatic as the world's best CS:GO team after many months of winning every tournament the Swedes had competed in.

The results since then paint a landscape that is unstable, in a state of flux, and with a first place up for the taking in the coming month.


Na`Vi's tenuous grip on first place threatens to boot them off the stage

To summarise the ranking for new readers:

Our team ranking is 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, weekly version of our ranking.

Here is the current top 30 table as of May 2nd, 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 March 2016.

Top 30 Team Ranking Powered by EGB.com

Rank Team Achievements Form LANs Total points +/-
1. CIS Natus Vincere 500 197 241 938 +2
2. Brazil Luminosity 430 161 300 891 -
3. Sweden fnatic 463 53 226 742 -2
4. Denmark Astralis 402 134 181 717 -
5. Sweden NiP 237 200 178 615 +2
6. Poland Virtus.pro 227 79 88 394 -1
7. France Envy 242 44 80 366 -1
8. Denmark Dignitas 104 114 67 285 +3
9. Germany mousesports 100 92 59 251 +1
10. Brazil Tempo Storm 74 107 59 240 +4
11. United States Liquid 113 86 36 235 -2
12. Sweden GODSENT 58 83 63 204 +17
13. United States CLG 80 63 60 203 -1
14. Europe HellRaisers 33 114 34 181 +5
15. France G2 60 81 26 167 -7
16. China TYLOO 27 83 44 154 +38
17. Denmark SK 38 90 22 151 +5
18. Europe FaZe 64 61 14 139 -3
19. United States Cloud9 32 89 7 128 -6
20. Canada OpTic 16 77 11 104 +3
21. Bulgaria MK 25 50 24 99 -4
22. United States Selfless 3 78 1 82 +3
23. Ukraine FlipSid3 21 47 10 78 -7
24. United States NRG 12 60 6 78 -
25. Turkey Space Soldiers 5 57 9 71 +1
26. Russia Gambit 21 41 8 70 -8
27. Poland AGG 15 36 16 67 -7
28. Poland CSGL 5 53 6 64 -1
29. United States Splyce 14 31 12 57 -1
30. Australia Renegades 12 40 5 57 -9


*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 usual dash of whimsical photo captions.

1. CIS Natus Vincere

Player Age Rating
Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev 19 1.12
Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács 24 1.10
Russia Denis "seized" Kostin 21 1.07
Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev 28 1.02
Ukraine Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko 28 0.92

In our weekly update to team rankings on April 18th, 2016, Natus Vincere accomplished what their arch-rival Luminosity had seemed all but assured to do the week prior by ranking first in the world following a second place finish at DreamHack Masters Malmö.

The Brazilian team's downfall in the groups at Malmö will be discussed more at-length in their section, however we must now turn to the Ukrainian-Russian-Slovak powerhouse and rage factory that is Na`Vi and appreciate the team's consistency at offline events.

Despite faltering and being unable to still clinch gold at a $250,000+ event, Na`Vi have reached the finals of nine of the ten last offline events the team have attended, giving them a lot of points in the achievements category.


Stroll through your DM with first place finesse

However, and quite unlike during fnatic's roost at number one, Na`Vi do not hold the top statistic in even two categories (second in form and second in past three months at offline events), making their hold on first place extremely brittle for now.

There is also of course the "Meltdown Question," as we have now seen Na`Vi lose two grand finals (at MLG Columbus and DH Masters Malmö where they were either considered on equal footing with their rival or a favourite to win outright.

The issue of GuardiaN's recovery from his previous injury which at first benched him from playing in the Malmö group stages (team coach Sergey "starix" Ischuk stood-in for the squad) and the fact that Na`Vi just barely failed to qualify for the $512,000 ESL Pro League Season 3 finals means that they will face an uphill battle to retain first place in May, although participation at the SL i-League Invitational #1 and ELEAGUE's first season (although they will not play in the first three weeks/groups for ELEAGUE) await.

2. Brazil Luminosity

Player Age Rating
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David 21 1.22
Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga 24 1.16
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo 24 1.10
Brazil Lincoln "fnx" Lau 26 1.08
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo 21 1.02

What do we talk about when we talk about Luminosity? Certainly, April was the month when we could have seen the Brazilian team claim first place in our ranking with a strong finish at DreamHack Masters Malmö and cement their position at the top as they already have the most points in offline events in the past three months.

Luminosity made the mistake of underestimating NiKosports on Cache in the group stages and then were nudged out of the playoffs by TYLOO of the Orient, a team who (all Orientalist jokes aside) surprised many and put a doorstop into the portal of CS:GO for Asian teams.

Going out in 9-12th place unfortunately had a destabilising effect for FalleN and his men and places them just an arm's reach from that illustrious global first place (as also happened in the month of March).


April wasn't so hot, but at least we're not involved in Petrobras

Unlike Na`Vi however, Luminosity have multiple reasons to rejoice for May, and not just because of the advent of summer vibes in California. The Brazilian team topped the North American division of the ESL Pro League and will thus compete in another $250,000+ event in two weeks' time (unlike Na`Vi).

In addition, they are in phenomenal form in ECS Season 1 and in online games overall and, unlike the rest of the teams in the top five of our ranking, Luminosity will have an easy chance to build their points spread at the all-North American $100,000 DreamHack Austin event this upcoming weekend.

In addition to these two events, Luminosity will have a busy latter half of the month as they are in the first three ELEAGUE groups, meaning that they will play their crucial opening matches to the million dollar league in May.

3. Sweden fnatic

Player Age Rating
Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer 24 1.13
Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist 22 1.10
Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell 21 1.09
Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman 25 1.07
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson 22 0.99

When you come at the king you best not miss, but when the king's trigger finger has been crimped and is unable to fire, then it is perhaps time to go into exile and recuperate.

And thus begins the story of Dark Souls 3 of fnatic, a Swedish superstar team who, since the FACEIT Stage 3 finals at DreamHack Winter last year, went on a tear of winning events up until their quarter-finals exit at the MLG Columbus Major at the the end of March.


What is dead may some time die...

It then emerged that olofmeister, the world's best player per our 2015 Player ranking and the executioner of fnatic's will and winning drive, had also suffered from a hand injury and would need to take time off to recover, forcing fnatic to withdraw from DreamHack Masters Malmö.

fnatic have thus not played any offline events in April and this fact, in combination with their poor finish at the last Major and a host of mediocre online results and instability with their stand-ins (first trialing Niclas "PlesseN" Plessen before bringing in John "wenton" Eriksson), means that they have fallen to third place in our Global Ranking.

There is hope on the horizon however, assuming that wenton can fill the juggernaut shoes left by olofmeister, and the Swedish team are booked for the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals in London and have a chance to uphold their top three status as they bide time for olofmeister to heal.

However, with a 0-2 record in the million dollar ECS Season 1 and as a team not in the first three groups of the ELEAGUE, the Pro League finals will be fnatic's one chance in May to climb or to hold; otherwise, an aerodynamic stall is in the offing.

4. Denmark Astralis

Player Age Rating
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz 20 1.22
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen 23 1.09
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg 26 1.09
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth 20 1.03
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen 26 0.93

Shortly after his "Danish god of asphyxiation joke" back in the March ranking, your writer had a dream where the five Danish players of Astralis repeatedly stabbed him with knives, whispering "For the Denmark" as they did it.

Not wishing to be a poor man's Jon Snow, your writer has instead opted to focus on the positive qualities of this elite team, as their consistency in offline events is overall strong and not as easy a target for jokes as some might think.

Once again, Astralis are a team whose only event in April was the $250,000 DreamHack Masters Malmö and the Danish superteam ran into misfortune in Sweden, losing their group's winners' match to regional rival Dignitas in an upset and then crossing paths with the event champion NiP in the decider match and losing 1-2.


...But semifinals again, harder and stronger

While certainly no Luminosity-esque finish, this 9-12th place finish for Astralis certainly did them no favours in April, neither setting them down in the ranking but also not giving them much of a chance to move up (although if fnatic's fall continues they should be a shoe-in for third place soon).

Aside from the danger posed by a rising NiP team, Astralis are also well poised to succeed in May; they were also in a strong form in the ESL Pro League's online season and finished in second place and booked their attendance to the $512,000 finals in two week's time.

The way your writer sees it, the Danes are right now entering a battlezone against NiP (with the Danish-Swedish match-up having historically favoured Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund & co. in 2013 and 2014) for fourth place and possibly third place; NiP's slightly earlier start in the ELEAGUE may play an influence in this battle as well.

All things considered, Astralis are well positioned to continue being an elite team as they are well-drilled and dedicated; they just need to work on that whole, you know, confidence thing.

5. Sweden NiP

Player Age Rating
Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund 25 1.17
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg 27 1.13
Sweden Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi 22 0.99
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström 25 0.99
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg 24 0.99

While your author is not familiar with Magic: The Gathering, it is surely time for the inclusion of a "Ninjas in Pyjamas" card into the game as the Swedish team proved to the CS:GO world in April that magic was in the air by winning DreamHack Masters Malmö.

The immediate result of this victory was a two-place jump into fifth place in our ranking, which by a rule-of-thumb also established NiP as an elite team (this hazy definition depends on the large point differential between the top five teams and those below them).


And not a single Swede was cuckolded on that cheery eve

NiP have another distinction to their name this month: despite being in fifth place, they are the team with the highest amount of points in the Form category, maxing out at 200 due to winning in Malmö and due to their dominant run in the ESL Pro League, where they finished in first place with a 19-3 record.

The times ahead look promising for the Ninjas if they keep up their current style of play (finally moulded into something formidable and not lazy by coach and YOLO stand-in Björn "THREAT" Pers); in addition to the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals, they will also play in the last days of May in the second week of ELEAGUE Season 1.

Magic: The Gathering card they may not have, but NiP have nevertheless proven that Resilience and turnarounds are not just factors that exist in card games.

6. Poland Virtus.pro

Player Age Rating
Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski 22 0.99
Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski 28 0.94
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas 29 0.93
Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński 22 0.93
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski 28 0.89

The Virtus Plow sits idle in the hangar of Aggressive Counter-Strike, awaiting the snows of yesteryear to give it a reason to ride again. Despite continuing to be a threat against pretty much any opponent, Virtus.pro have seemed unable lately to put their feet on the podium, semifinals-or-better placings at offline events have eluded them.

In fact, very much like Envy below them, the only quantitative factor that is keeping the Polish team above water as of now is their past achievements, as both form and results at offline events in the past three months look very weak for the team at the end of April.

In Malmö, VP looked strong indeed in the group stage as they brushed aside FaZe and got revenge on Tempo Storm for their loss at IEM Katowice; once they made it to the playoffs however, TaZ & co. matched up against event winners NiP in perhaps the game's greatest El Classico and lost 0-2 (in two fairly close 16-12 games).


Life was better during the glizda times

Considering the context of meeting NiP in the quarter-finals and their strong group stage, this 5-8th place finish looked respectable but the results of the past weekend's 3-4th place finish at the CEVO Gfinity Season 9 finals are less impressive.

Seeing as how VP were considered the favourites at this $125,000 event in London, their struggles against Splyce and HellRaisers in the groups and eventual loss in a five-map showdown to Tempo Storm in the semifinals certainly fell short of expectations.

There is also no getting around the very real fact that pashaBiceps, who was once one of the team's heavyhitters, has had a dramatic slump in form lately and possesses the lowest player rating for the last three months.

It is unclear how VP will proceed from here on out: their only event in May will be the SL i-League Invitational in Kiev as they are not in the early weeks of ELEAGUE play and the team of course bombed out of the ESL Pro League and will have to play a relegation match with a Premier-level team to stay in.

7. France EnVyUs

Player Age Rating
France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub 20 1.08
France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer 24 1.03
France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt 21 0.98
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire 23 0.96
France Timothée "DEVIL" Démolon 21 0.92

Although EnVyUs have become the butt of many jokes recently following their fall from being a top three team to just a tad below the elite tier, their 3-4th place finish at DreamHack Masters Malmö was a reminder that the Frenchmen can still perform.

After an opening loss against Tempo Storm in the group stage, nV showed grit and resilience by returning to the decider match and 2-0'ing the Brazilian upstarts, and they followed up on this by easily dispatching Dignitas in the quarter-finals (another contender for nV's ranking spot) before being absolutely bodied by Na`Vi in the semifinals (securing nine rounds total).


"Look! Happy's on the other side of the map again!"

EnVyUs had a poor run in the ESL Pro League Season 3 and thus won't make it to the finals in May, nor does the team play in the first few weeks of ELEAGUE. Assuming they are not the "TBA" team that is still unknown for the SL i-League Invitational, it is possible that the French team may not even play at an offline event in the month of May.

This absence in May, alongside the fact that EnVyUs have looked to have both a problem in adapting their gameplay style to the new meta and a leadership problem, may pose serious troubles to the French team and if the young upstarts below them fair well in the coming month, we could possibly see nV fall out of the top ten—a once unthinkable outcome.

8. Denmark dignitas

Player Age Rating
Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye 18 1.09
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke 19 1.09
Norway Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel 22 1.04
Denmark Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann 21 0.99
Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen 21 0.91

As your author noted in his preview for the CEVO Gfinity Season 9 finals, Dignitas have begun slingshotting back to their earlier strength in 2016 when the likes of Kjaerbye and k0nfig put in monster performances at DreamHack Open Leipzig and the Game Show finals to bring dignitas strong placings. Their recent efforts have moved them up three spots in our ranking to #8.

After failing to qualify for the Major and taking a hit in the rankings as a result, dignitas went into April with an upset takedown of their big brother Astralis at DreamHack Masters Malmö to advance to the playoffs (before they were taken down by EnVyUs), thus finishing in 5-8th place.

The team's results at this weekend's CEVO Gfinity Season 9 finals unfortunately belie this upward trend somewhat, as dignitas finished in 5-6th place and failed to make the semifinals as they lost a close winners' match to champions Tempo Storm and were then unexpectedly brought down by regional rivals SK in the decider match.


What's worse than losing to Danes on LAN? Losing as a Dane to Danes on LAN.

It was refreshing to see the likes of k0nfig and Kjaerbye playing well at the event, 1.08 and 1.07 ratings respectively, but dignitas were in effect considered the second best team going in to event behind Virtus.pro and thus fell short of their ambitions a tad.

dignitas finished in sixth place in the ESL Pro League and did not qualify for the finals as a result, but the Danish-Norwegian team have their work cut out for them in May as they will attend the European Minor at DreamHack Tours. A minimum second place finish there to qualify for the ESL One Cologne Qualifier is of paramount importance if they wish to remain top ten for next month.

9. Germany mousesports

Player Age Rating
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač 19 1.22
Germany Johannes "nex" Maget 23 1.13
Netherlands Chris "chrisJ" de Jong 25 1.03
Germany Timo "Spiidi" Richter 20 0.97
Germany Denis "denis" Howell 21 0.91

Another team experiencing an upwards creep in our rankings are mousesports, that Dutch-German-Bosnian (highlight on the Bosnian part) European superteam are always on the fringes of a wider success and who continue to fight for the taste of greater glory.

mouz's only offline event in April was DreamHack Masters Malmö and NiKo and his team shone in the group stage, taking down Major semifinalists Liquid in the opening match and then Major champions Luminosity in the winners' match to advance to the playoffs with bravado.

Dreams of at least a semifinals finish were shattered however when mouz went up against GODSENT (the dark horse of the tournament) in the quarter-finals, with the Markus "pronax" Wallsten-led team emerging triumphant 2-1 and ending greater ambitions for the mousesports camp.


A picture is not worth a thousand words, according to NiKo

At the event in Sweden, NiKo was as always in his virtuoso mode but it was also refreshing to see nex putting in a strong performance (1.18 rating and +24 kdd), as the German player has apparently struggled with playing in front of crowds before. Overall, team leader and star player NiKo has seemed unenthused by the adulation and fawning heaped on him at the expense of his teammates, even remarking so in a recent interview.

Regardless, the nineteen-year-old Bosnian remains an integral part of his team's success, alongside the other members of his squad (perhaps fulfilling the unconscious German wish for order at the expense of all else); the more frags the merrier, in any case.

With no events planned for May, expect a light downward turn by mousesports, although as one of the team's in ELEAGUE's first season they will no doubt return in full force in June.

10. Brazil Tempo Storm

Player Age Rating
Brazil Henrique "HEN1" Teles 20 1.16
Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass 19 1.11
Brazil João "felps" Vasconcellos 19 1.06
Brazil Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles 20 0.97
Brazil Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves 19 0.88

Floating in off the pinions of a first place finish at the CEVO Gfinity Season 9 finals, Tempo Storm round out our top ten with a four place leap and the team have overall dazzled since March, going from being on nobody's radars (except astute observers of CEVO Main, ESEA Premier, and the RGN Pro Series) to entering as a top ten team in the world.

April began with a light letdown for Tempo in Malmö as the Brazilian team finished in 9-12th place, alongside their Big Brothers Luminosity, following losses to Virtus.pro and EnVyUs.

As the saying goes, "you can't win them all," and the Brazilian youngsters were back with a vengeance at the CEVO Gfinity Season 9 finals following an eight day bootcamp in Stockholm, Sweden as they won the event by managing to convincingly beat the likes of dignitas, Virtus.pro, and SK Gaming.


Tempo Storm are accruing more results than politicians caught in Operation Car Wash

Tempo's victory represented the second time a Brazilian team has won a large CS:GO tournament this year (after Luminosity at MLG Columbus) and the first time a team outside of Europe has won on European soil in CS:GO history.

And unlike dignitas and mousesports, Tempo Storm will have an extremely busy May with three events to attend on North American soil: DreamHack Austin, the ESEA Premier Season 21 finals, and the MLG Americas Minor.

Outside of these events, Tempo Storm are also the source of intense debate as they did not receive (or secure, depending on how you look at it) invites to either ELEAGUE Season 1 or ECS Season 1, both million dollar leagues. However you wish to view that lack of foresight, if the Brazilian team keep up their slate of results in May, they will be a top ten team for a long time to come.

11. United States Liquid

Player Age Rating
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin 26 1.06
United States Kenneth "koosta" Suen 19 1.04
United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski 18 1.04
United States Nick "nitr0" Cannella 20 1.04
United States Eric "adreN" Hoag 26 0.89

It all started when Liquid's very own Mount Vesuvius, Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, insisted on AWPing at DreamHack Masters Malmö and began over-peeking constantly, a stubbornness which hurt his team in their matches and which certainly contributed to their 13-16th place finish.

The saga of course ended with s1mple leaving for Ukraine under the pretext of completing visa paperwork but in actuality leaving the team and North America for good, this time under the pretext of homesickness.

We already had a hard time ranking Liquid after their semifinals Major run as they played with stand-in (at the time) adreN and without koosta. Now, in combination with the 13-16th result in Sweden and losing a member of their Major roster, we see Liquid leave the top ten.


No Duck Face needed to re-enter top ten

Perhaps this change is copacetic for North America and its pesky, ready-to-take-to-Twitter teams. They will now have a month ahead of them to duel at DreamHack Austin (a North American/Brazilian slugfest) and sort their dirty laundry out before ELEAGUE kicks off (Liquid play in the first week of the million dollar league).

However, as Liquid barely nudged their way into the top four of the ESL Pro League North American division, they will also have to fly to London and compete in a $512,000 event in two weeks' time. Perhaps then we will see if this new all-American roster can retain their Top ten status or join the list of the permanently jet-lagged.

12. Sweden GODSENT

Player Age Rating
Sweden Simon "twist" Eliasson 21 1.17
Sweden Andreas "znajder" Lindberg 22 1.13
Sweden Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson 22 1.05
Sweden Mathias "pauf" Köhler 19 1.00
Sweden Markus "pronax" Wallsten 24 0.86

Rocketing up 17 places to twelfth place in the world, GODSENT pulled off an unexpected and unforeseen semifinals run at DreamHack Masters Malmö. On the way there, pronax led his team (which he co-owns) to wins over G2, CLG, mousesports, and almost NiP in the semifinal before settling for 3-4th place.

We learned to fear the likes of twist and znajder, who before had seemed like Swedish players condemned to years of FPL and mixteam shenanigans following chances at glory in the years past, as both players played out of their minds on home-soil, with 1.26 and 1.09 ratings respectively.

It is currently unclear if GODSENT will be able to hold this sort of position following their miracle run in April as the team still appear a tad shaky online. May serves up one event for the team to attend, and an important one at that: the European Minor at DreamHacks Tours.

Qualifying for the ESL One Cologne Qualifier would go a long way for the Swedes, as they also are one of those teams who unfortunately were not invited to ELEAGUE or ECS.

13. United States CLG

Player Age Rating
United States Tarik "tarik" Celik 20 1.10
United States Josh "jdm64" Marzano 25 1.04
United States James "hazed" Cobb 26 0.97
United States Jacob "FugLy" Medina 21 0.95
United States Stephen "reltuC" Cutler 27 0.91

The other North American team still floating in the Top 15 is CLG, who slide down a spot to 13th place and who finished in 9-12th place in Malmö (above their compatriots Liquid).

We saw the American team sweep G2 in their opening game and yet again play Na`Vi to an extremely close map in the winners' match (15-19 on Dust2) before bowing out of the tournament after losing to surprise package GODSENT in the decider (one of the maps did go to overtime).

It is obvious that closing games is a major issue for this team and one which they will have to quickly resolve as May sees them competing at DreamHack Austin; they will also compete in the third week of ELEAGUE (early June).

A chance to regain some quick points vanished with CLG's poor run in ESL Pro League Season 3 however, with hazed and co. finishing an almost Virtus.pro-like 5-17 in the North American division.

14. Europe HellRaisers

Player Age Rating
Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný 24 1.24
Slovakia Martin "STYKO" Styk 20 1.04
Ukraine Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk 22 1.03
Slovakia Patrik "Zero" Žúdel 17 1.01
Ukraine Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow 26 0.99

We have finally found a team who did not attend DreamHack Masters Malmö in our list and this is a team who have nevertheless fared quite well despite a recent roster change which saw bondik of FlipSid3 instated into the team.

HellRaisers rose five spots to #14 mainly thanks to their 3-4th place finish at CEVO Gfinity Season 9 finals where they defeated the likes of OpTic and Virtus.pro before finally being shut down by SK Gaming in the best-of-five semifinals.


Exit frags, that's why oskar has the most entry kills for his team and you have nothing

The oskar-centered team also exhibited strong form online and as a result will be attending the ESEA Premier Season 21 Europe finals, the European Minor at DreamHack Tours, and the SL i-League Invitational, all thanks to successful online qualification campaigns.

With oskar having been the best player of the CEVO Gfinity tournament (1.21 rating and +31 kdd), do not expect HellRaisers to falter anytime soon although an omission from the ELEAGUE and ECS will also sting this team as they seek to continue a climb to Top ten.

15. France G2

Player Age Rating
France Richard "shox" Papillon 23 1.12
Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom 21 1.09
France Cédric "RpK" Guipouy 26 1.04
France Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro 19 1.02
France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux 27 0.95

G2 attended DreamHack Masters Malmö (as a replacement for fnatic who had dropped out), lost two one-sided maps to CLG and GODSENT, and were quickly out of the event in 13-16th place.

In one sense, it was to be expected as bodyy was a newfound addition to the team and the previous sense of strategic direction that Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans had embodied was lost. The roster change (losing 20% of their points as a result) and the finish in Sweden knocked the French-Belgian team down seven spots to #15.

G2 have been offered a very big chance to improve upon their ranking in May however as they just squeezed into the top four of the ESL Pro League European division (at the expense of Na`Vi) and will thus attend the premier event. They also play in the second week of ELEAGUE which starts on the final day of May.

 

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

May 2016 will be an extremely busy month for CS:GO, with the $1.2 million ELEAGUE kicking off at the month's end, the $512,000 ESL Pro League Season 3 finals, $100,000 DreamHack Austin, and $100,000 SL i-League Invitational all transpiring, and a spate of Minors and ESEA Premier events also occurring. Prepare your popcorn.

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

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1427
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
949
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.12
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
974
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
835
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
650
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1371
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
996
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1013
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
28
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:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1426
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1384
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1074
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1455
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
900
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1484
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1176
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
695
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
483
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
529
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1565
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:
938
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
921
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1014
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1019
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1515
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1019
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Niclas 'PlesseN' Plessen
Niclas 'PlesseN' Plessen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
476
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
891
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1065
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
926
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1446
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
707
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
680
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1206
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1433
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:
986
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
632
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1178
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
631
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
901
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
826
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
France Timothée 'DEVIL' Démolon
Timothée 'DEVIL' Démolon
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
488
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
920
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
764
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1261
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
United States James 'hazed' Cobb
James 'hazed' Cobb
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
652
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
988
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Mathias 'pauf' Köhler
Mathias 'pauf' Köhler
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
270
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1614
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1620
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1300
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
905
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1269
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1318
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1375
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
717
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1316
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1368
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
800
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1166
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
839
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
584
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1278
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1291
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1305
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1389
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
995
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1371
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden John 'wenton' Eriksson
John 'wenton' Eriksson
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
198
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1422
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1404
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
922
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1371
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1289
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1372
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
World bexx 
Really deserved by NaVi. They are one of the few teams that are always consistent.
2016-05-02 22:41
I arent think that m9
2016-05-02 22:41
right below fallens photo "April wasn't so hot, but at least we're not involved in Petrobras" as a brazilian i laughed so hard
2016-05-03 02:55
renegades #1
2016-05-03 04:57
#199
 | 
Turkey rusty james 
real subtle the wire quote by stich. i knew my long standing man crush musta meant something more.
2016-05-03 05:33
Brand new cs go rou/lette EASY.GL to get 1 $ use this c/ode: klzvbo
2016-05-03 18:42
Very consistent, they did not classify to ESL Pro League Finals. They are "consistent" because they are rarely playing right now.
2016-05-02 22:52
Even if G2 qualified for ESL Pro League , Na'Vi would still rekt them in LAN
2016-05-02 22:55
+1 everything can happen in a bo1 online match lmao
2016-05-02 23:17
i know
2016-05-02 23:22
ok
2016-05-03 01:33
yes
2016-05-03 02:40
#100
 | 
Sweden guybrush232 
I totally agree! No kappa
2016-05-02 23:00
VIRTUSPRO: -BYALI -Pasha -Kuben +michu +Szpero +Neo/TaZ trainer DK Bets Best analyst fanpage :)
2016-05-02 23:23
#147
 | 
Brazil prkz0r 
thx to mr. olof
2016-05-03 00:08
i dont see ence
2016-05-03 13:54
EZ 4 ENCE!
2016-05-03 14:39
I think NaVi do deserve #1, but how do they get a 500 for achievement when they haven't achieved anything?
2016-05-04 20:51
asd
2016-05-02 22:38
SICK ARTICLE
2016-05-02 22:38
ez
2016-05-02 22:38
asd
2016-05-02 22:38
xdxd
2016-05-02 22:38
#8
Latvia V1ENS 
a
2016-05-02 22:38
sddaads
2016-05-02 22:38
meh
2016-05-02 22:38
#11
 | 
Poland d3Xist 
s
2016-05-02 22:38
#35
 | 
Poland d3Xist 
11 not bad
2016-05-02 22:39
#12
ISSAA | 
Denmark Gazil 
n1
2016-05-02 22:38
good!
2016-05-02 22:39
#14
chelo | 
Denmark dEEEzyyy 
k
2016-05-02 22:38
n1
2016-05-02 22:38
1
2016-05-02 22:38
xd
2016-05-02 22:38
`
2016-05-02 22:38
Sweet
2016-05-02 22:38
+1
2016-05-02 22:38
ALDAW
2016-05-02 22:38
nice
2016-05-02 22:38
2016-05-03 18:43
!ST
2016-05-02 22:38
Ayy
2016-05-02 22:38
s
2016-05-02 22:38
nt mom
2016-05-02 22:38
EZ 15691811891TH
2016-05-02 22:39
1st
2016-05-02 22:38
#30
 | 
Syria uRaguuu 
N1
2016-05-02 22:38
Nice
2016-05-02 22:39
ez for ENCE
2016-05-02 22:39
Nice post
2016-05-02 22:39
#34
 | 
Sweden godname 
RIP G2
2016-05-02 22:39
lol
2016-05-02 22:39
first
2016-05-02 22:40
#146
 | 
Germany P3tR 
Not even close
2016-05-03 00:06
shut up hitler
2016-05-04 18:12
#38
 | 
Mexico macwo 
Gg
2016-05-02 22:40
"Look! Happy's on the other side of the map again!"
2016-05-02 22:40
#40
NiKo | 
Poland RedN1ne 
Space Soldiers better than CSGL ??
2016-05-02 22:40
#85
Bulgaria sN7 
Yes? Is this a surprise?
2016-05-02 22:52
#122
NiKo | 
Poland RedN1ne 
Yeah ? CSGL went to Malmo and qualify for minor while Space Soldiers won a small online tournament that bigger teams dont give a shit about. Getting on big Lan> winning online games
2016-05-02 23:21
+1
2016-05-03 09:14
navi top 1?? lmao
2016-05-02 22:40
NA CS
2016-05-02 22:40
#43
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North America AVK_ 
Efrag?
2016-05-02 22:41
Efrag rooster left their org. I think they made a new one called MK (pos. 21 on the list).
2016-05-02 23:13
"Look! Happy's on the other side of the map again!" Aahahahaha
2016-05-02 22:41
#47
chelo | 
Denmark dEEEzyyy 
Exit frags, that's why oskar has the most entry kills for his team and you have nothing
2016-05-02 22:41
#77
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Czech Republic Skleepy 
Cracked me so hard, rofl xDD
2016-05-02 22:51
wtf 300 lans for lg how its even possible?
2016-05-02 22:41
It's not 300 LANs.
2016-05-03 08:49
operation car wash xD stich #1
2016-05-02 22:41
ok
2016-05-02 22:42
#53
NiKo | 
Europe silviuM 
Exit frags, that's why oskar has the most entry kills for his team and you have nothing
2016-05-02 22:42
why dignitas still in top 10 if cant qualify on major and lose vs sk lol
2016-05-02 22:43
#135
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Brazil wAc 
+1
2016-05-02 23:44
#56
shox | 
France Cralex 
RIP G2 AND FAZE ROFL
2016-05-02 22:43
Nice, congrats TS in the top 10 for the first time :)
2016-05-02 22:43
Well deserved too. Two Brazilian teams in top 10 yet US/CA teams haven't reached that level in like 2 years lmfao FeelsBadMan
2016-05-03 01:36
At one point in time, per this ranking system, C9 - Liquid - and CLG were in the top ten together. I know C9 and Liquid were for sure.
2016-05-03 05:55
tyloo 16 and so many NAs what a joke
2016-05-02 22:43
are u mad? CUZ IM NOT srry tyloo better than whatever 3rd world country ur from hideflagger
2016-05-02 22:57
Good read buddy.
2016-05-02 22:43
tyloo top16 after 1 good lan, K den
2016-05-02 22:44
#66
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Brazil mth^ 
ranking system = points isnt it clear? lol
2016-05-02 22:46
true favela
2016-05-02 22:46
#63
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Brazil mth^ 
lesgo brazil
2016-05-02 22:45
"Lg made the mistake of underestimating Nikosports"Lol
2016-05-02 22:45
#68
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Brazil mth^ 
its true tho.. they picked cache -.-
2016-05-02 22:46
I am talking about the "Nikosports" :p
2016-05-02 22:48
#71
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Brazil mth^ 
lmao, yeah.. it is so normal nowadays i didnt even think about it XD
2016-05-02 22:48
And thus begins the story of ''Dark Souls 3'' of fnatic. Really? :D
2016-05-02 22:46
#69
Finland sNdi 
allu?
2016-05-02 22:47
Exit frags, that's why oskar has the most entry kills for his team and you have nothing hahaha
2016-05-02 22:49
#74
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Brazil mth^ 
Good shit stich! Good as ALWAYS! much love from my deep heart <333333333
2016-05-02 22:50
Na'Vi didn't classify to ESL Pro League Finals, they are not playing many games and they are still the TOP 1??? Okay HLTV, okay...
2016-05-02 22:50
"classify". And they did lose points just not enough to take them off the top. If you only look at numbers on the left you should consider looking at the numbers on the right.
2016-05-02 22:53
#169
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Russia good1s0n 
I mean, I understand you want Luminosity to be on top, but apply some common sense. Even though Na'Vi didn't win the major or some other tournaments, they have still shown most consistency during the period of time that affects the rating. And when the EPL LAN finals finish, Na'Vi won't receive points which WILL affect the rating (as well as their withdrawal from ECS). So later Na'Vi will receive less points than many teams. TL;DR: Please, don't be dumb and fucking learn how such a rating works. I dunno, study the ATP/WTA rating in tennis, or the FIFA World Ranking...
2016-05-03 01:33
Its 1 year rank. If LG could made malmo finals they prob would be n1 but they dont, it happens. Very good rank I think.
2016-05-03 05:08
#209
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
dude, when ESL finals come navi will miss out on a lot of points, but not now
2016-05-03 08:27
Almost named the right adren too Good job
2016-05-02 22:50
blame tgwri1s :<
2016-05-02 22:51
:^]
2016-05-02 22:52
LG good but not best (navi bestest)
2016-05-02 22:51
LG > Na'Vi but this rank is based on points, so... I still think that fnatic is the #1 [w/olof]
2016-05-02 22:54
navi more consistent fnatic clearly #1 unless olof doesn't come back to form
2016-05-02 22:55
#185
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Brazil Mirekz 
LG and Na'vi faced eachother 5 times in 2016 and LG won 4 out of 5, 4 of those were bo3's.
2016-05-03 02:23
#216
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World lalt 
If LG didnt lose against bots, they would be top1.
2016-05-03 09:08
ence top 10
2016-05-02 22:51
"Nikosports" LUL
2016-05-02 22:52
#84
United States mah9 
hard for me to see navi as #1
2016-05-02 22:52
#87
Bulgaria sN7 
It's points based...
2016-05-02 22:53
hard to see anyone as #1 right now
2016-05-02 22:55
Russia too strong enjoy burger
2016-05-03 02:11
Where is the BOT World Championship' champion? ...oh yeah, #19.
2016-05-02 22:53
kek n1 m8
2016-05-02 23:18
>What is dead may some time die.. Does every grave digger die though?
2016-05-02 22:54
#92
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Poland camarpl 
listen here Bey, you come at the king, you best not miss
2016-05-02 22:55
Excuse me, where the fuck is Ence?
2016-05-02 22:55
Everybody else but finnish seem to see that ENCE is crap team and doesn't deserve place in top30 :) ENCE lost in last 2 months to follow noob teams: CG, Torpedo, TDJFS, Preparation, Plantronics, Publiclir.se, LDLC White, LDLC Blue
2016-05-03 13:51
ez favelas
2016-05-02 22:56
LG ''April wasn't so hot, but at least we're not involved in Petrobras'' LOL
2016-05-02 22:56
"Exit frags, that's why oskar has the most entry kills for his team and you have nothing" HLTV strikes again! :D
2016-05-02 22:56
#101
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Brazil diixon 
" Luminsoity made the mistake of underestimating NiKosports " ayyy
2016-05-02 23:01
EZ FOR FAVELAS
2016-05-02 23:02
#103
shox | 
Finland luxu 
there must be a mistake.. why is ence not in the top 10?
2016-05-02 23:03
I was don't know this details
2016-05-02 23:04
"Look! Happy's on the other side of the map again!" AYYYYYY LMAO And GLIZDA TIMES <3 Stich <3
2016-05-02 23:05
Remove astralis and go NiP take top 4 and top right.
2016-05-02 23:05
Nice ranking :> This ranking clearly benefits the teams that play more lans while teams that are trying to focus on only some tournaments or taking a break will get lower placements, even though they keep playing at a good level... HLTV should redefine the way they do this ranking..
2016-05-02 23:07
and you should stop talking bullshit
2016-05-02 23:19
he's right though
2016-05-02 23:24
why? Its looks very good to me. LAN > Online events.
2016-05-03 05:05
because fnatic didn't attend the events because of olofs injury, and by that they loose the n.1 spot? While they won the 6 tournaments in a row before.
2016-05-06 13:00
well, in any sport, if a team lost a player for any reason, they need to get over it. Its their problem, not other teams problems, I think you agree with that.They won 6 yes, thats amazing, I think they have something more when in good shape. But again, its not the other teams foult that olof is not playing, the rank can't just stop and wait for him...
2016-05-06 14:01
I understand and agree with you. But loosing the n1 spot that fast? that's strange.
2016-05-06 15:44
Well, its about points the teams got from 1 year to now. If you look the rank, they are all close now. And idk but it was not so fast, before the major, NA'VI got 2 if I remember, them LG got the major...maybe 3 months they dont get anything?
2016-05-06 15:48
My friend I'm not happy with this ranking and it isn't because of LG's position ;)
2016-05-02 23:31
#108
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France StickyRice 
Love you HLTV and thanks a lot for everyone doing work for the site but you know HLTV's ranking is shit when VP is still ranked 6th LMAO
2016-05-02 23:10
#210
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
why? they consistently get out of groups, and lose to the team that is winning tournament in close games
2016-05-03 08:28
kek
2016-05-02 23:13
mad banana eaters incoming
2016-05-02 23:14
Where da fuck is Without a Roof? KKona? Echo Fox? Winter Fox? Why the hate on US teams?
2016-05-02 23:14
Complexity? TSM? Cmon boys
2016-05-02 23:15
#113
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Portugal dracø 
April wasn't so hot, but at least we're not involved in Petrobras HAHAHAHAHA stich, you da man!
2016-05-02 23:15
#114
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World RenegadEz 
Broo,yea G2 is shit but no 15 comeon
2016-05-02 23:15
People saying teamA>teamB, this is a point based rank-system. They have a system, they follow it and it gives them a result and this is the result.
2016-05-02 23:15
#137
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Paraguay HighAIching 
that's why I don't understand how dignitas have stayed in top 10 for so long...
2016-05-02 23:46
yeah same here but their might be something to it..
2016-05-03 02:00
Well navi just fucking aint #1 fuck this ranking
2016-05-02 23:18
faze out of top20 soon ahaehahah
2016-05-02 23:19
>Exit frags, that's why oskar has the most entry kills for his team and you have nothing #S1mpleHype
2016-05-02 23:22
shit ranking, ENCE is top4 at least
2016-05-02 23:22
Thoorin just published his top 10 aswell (gamurs.com/articles/thorins-csgo-top-10-.. interestingly the top 5 are completely identical but the rest differs a lot from this automated ranking and it's quite hard to tell which one is more accurate. I still prefer Thoorin's simply because in my opinion his reasoning makes total sense and since he doesn't look at online play it seems to be a more classic approach of a ranking
2016-05-02 23:26
Remember, this rank is about 1 year.
2016-05-03 05:03
#131
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Iceland PrTz1 
Leicester > Na'Vi
2016-05-02 23:27
Why even do rankings longer than top9. There are teams behind Tempo Storm?
2016-05-02 23:31
#134
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Brazil mibr_DBM18 
TOP 10 = 2 SA and 8 EU. RIP NA!
2016-05-02 23:32
+1 RIP NA uehuehueheuheBR
2016-05-03 00:13
"Exit frags, that's why oskar has the most entry kills for his team and you have nothing" - n1 oskar god
2016-05-02 23:45
+1 RIP NA uehuehueheuheBR
2016-05-03 00:12
WIN 1 TIER 5 EVENT = TOP 10 LOL HLTV LOGIC
2016-05-02 23:55
"Tempo Storm are accruing more results than politicians caught in Operation Car Wash" lmao
2016-05-02 23:57
in before people don't understand how the ranking system works.
2016-05-02 23:57
ming lee>faze hltv confirmed
2016-05-02 23:58
TyLoo +38 gj
2016-05-03 00:02
#143
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Norway SpicyJuice 
only reason why liquid are in rank 11 is just because of s1mple! now that they dont have s1mple on the team anymore the team will of course fall to dirt, most likely.
2016-05-03 00:03
April wasn't so hot, but at least we're not involved in Petrobras LoL
2016-05-03 00:05
#145
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Brazil Collee 
"April wasn't so hot, but at least we're not involved in Petrobras" "Tempo Storm are accruing more results than politicians caught in Operation Car Wash" rofl :DDD pretty nice read, thanks
2016-05-03 00:06
stichy on fire af
2016-05-03 00:08
#149
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Russia Drinkins 
Fact that such shit LAN team like Dignitas are top8 proves that such rankings are meaningless
2016-05-03 00:10
"Exit frags, that's why oskar has the most entry kills for his team and you have nothing" aaaaawwww, poor s1mple :/
2016-05-03 00:11
TOP 10 -> 2 TEAM BR!!! RIP NA HUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUHEUHEBR
2016-05-03 00:14
#154
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Brazil coachdag3x 
loved the jokes of brazil
2016-05-03 00:26
wtf tempostrom 10??? i can easyly find better 8 team in 11-20 teams.
2016-05-03 00:29
Xantares? I aren't think that
2016-05-03 00:41
Let's go then ;-)
2016-05-03 00:44
Do it, no balls. xD
2016-05-03 01:50
16. tyloo + 38 :D
2016-05-03 00:31
NaVi did it for mother Russia, mother Ukraine, mother Slovakia! gg
2016-05-03 00:32
6 for VP 7 for nV smh
2016-05-03 00:41
And not a single Swede was cuckolded on that cheery eve Lmao too many memes
2016-05-03 00:46
#162
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Finland NotAVampire 
Sorry, but how is ENCE not in the top 30 right now? I'm really not kidding; they visited the top 30 once previously and they surely have improved a lot after that. In matches ence have most significantly gone 1-1 against MK (ex E-frag) 1-0 against SK 3-0 against AGG and 1-0 against Escape. ENCE has only lost to E-frag once and Dignitas once and they have won an online tournament + qualified for a minor. Sure, that's all online so it isn't as important as LAN results would be and I'm not asking why they aren't in the top 25 or top 20 but in the goddamn top 30. I understand that their two LAN flops in March lowered their points a lot but that much, really? I guess we just gotta see how the guys do in the minor then to determine if they can cause some damage in LAN also. Maybe I shouldn't argue with math as that's what the list is in the end (completely objective)... Edit: A brilliant read btw :)
2016-05-03 00:55
"1-1 against MK (ex E-frag) 1-0 against SK 3-0 against AGG and 1-0 against Escape." wow impressive results kektop
2016-05-03 01:15
online vs sk where sk didnt care aswell lol
2016-05-03 07:06
#226
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Finland Acoz 
Favela plz
2016-05-03 11:21
#235
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Finland NotAVampire 
I probably should've left the escape game out of that list because it means nothing but SK, AGG and E-Frag are all in the top 30. Consistently winning games against teams like that should mean something, don't you think? And yes, those results are quite impressive for a team that's not even in the top 30 kektop But as I stated in my comment it's understandable that they are not on the list because of their recent LAN (non-)results...
2016-05-03 12:32
Its _Online_ At LAN they have been total crap and everybody (expect finnish) have noticed that :) + ENCE has constantly lost games to not-even-top50 teams
2016-05-03 13:54
Everybody else but finnish seem to see that ENCE is crap team and doesn't deserve place in top30 :) ENCE lost in last 2 months to follow noob teams: CG, Torpedo, TDJFS, Preparation, Plantronics, Publiclir.se, LDLC White, LDLC Blue
2016-05-03 13:52
they will be if keep playing like this (as in last night match too), so wait a bit.
2016-05-04 05:42
INB4 BRA71L FLAGS BUTTHURT (WELL ITS HAPPENING ALREADY) nice land of corruption references stich
2016-05-03 00:49
Awesome read, amazing captions <3 memelord stich
2016-05-03 00:49
#165
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
great reading +1
2016-05-03 01:02
^tyloo in front of clown9
2016-05-03 01:29
stopped reading at dig
2016-05-03 01:31
VP players rating , omg. :D
2016-05-03 01:44
''April wasn't so hot, but at least we're not involved in Petrobras'' HAHAHAHHA lmao
2016-05-03 01:49
Liquid without s1mple = No longer top 10 LOL
2016-05-03 01:55
They were top ten last Summer briefly; before S1mple came on board. It'll be hard, but they may be able to return.
2016-05-03 01:57
7 NA and 2 SA teams in the top 30. Slowly getting there.
2016-05-03 01:56
Tyloo would rape G2 and HellRaisers ...
2016-05-03 01:59
Really nice to see teams from all over the world. We have teams from both americas, asia, australia and europe! And spacesoldiers from africa :D (turkey)
2016-05-03 02:08
G2 -7 Fuckin love this. I just wish shox will be under 20 because he destroyed french scene first with envyus now with g2
2016-05-03 02:19
Na'Vi? pfff ENCE TOP-1 MAY EZ
2016-05-03 02:22
Ez for ENCE
2016-05-03 03:54
#191
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Brazil evidence1 
stich is a boss those comments on the brazillian teams' pic killed me
2016-05-03 04:04
1- Top 5 very close now. 2- The comments above the pictures...LMAO!
2016-05-03 04:58
Virtus.throw on 6th place? Nice joke...
2016-05-03 05:06
#197
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United States LilUziVert 
a long thread doesn't make your rankings any better :)
2016-05-03 05:08
Saying that you're not a potato doesn't convince me either
2016-05-03 09:17
Brand new cs go rou/lette EASY.GL to get 1 $ use this c/ode: klzvbo
2016-05-03 06:30
Ence should be there too ffs
2016-05-03 07:40
Agreed, but they do not have enough LAN points to justify that high rank yet. But that AGG rank.. lollerinos.
2016-05-03 11:24
#205
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Congratz TempoStorm! U deserved so much, lets go to top5, we can do it! Congratz LG too, really great with rating up, all above 1.00. We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-05-03 07:50
#229
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
Pls stop b8ing fucking fakeflagger
2016-05-03 11:48
Fnatic wins 6 LANs in a row - loses ranking, Favelas win 1 LAN, gain ranking. Nice flawed shitty meaningless rankings lmao
2016-05-03 07:49
ENCE wins Operation Kinguin and qualifies for the EU Minor with really high skill-level, and is not even top30? Huck Fltv! Ez 4 Ence Edit: Plus won the ESEA Premier groups and is close to qualify to the ESL Pro league
2016-05-03 08:05
#211
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
Exit frags, that's why oskar has the most entry kills for his team and you have nothing stich are you MAD??? coz i'm not
2016-05-03 08:31
#212
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Poland MatiPasio 
Renegades #30? They have the potential to be stable top20 cmon
2016-05-03 08:31
this ranking doens't rate potential. Renegades have been quiet as of late and haven't attended any lans of any significant. It's not too surprising they have fallen in thr ranks.
2016-05-03 08:56
#221
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Poland MatiPasio 
I know, the intention of my post was to say that Renegades could easily be stable top 20 but I guess they don't practice enough and they don't play anything big because they can't even qualify ...
2016-05-03 09:52
Best joke this ranking
2016-05-03 09:06
#219
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Australia kTw0 
lmao at salty favelas
2016-05-03 09:24
Edward Guardian Flamie Seized s1mple NaVi>all
2016-05-03 09:29
If s1mple comes, it will be the end of NaVi. Zeus perfectly fits this tm. They gust need more luck and mental strength. P.S. And Godian in good mood.
2016-05-03 11:08
Tyloo @15 with +37 LOL WTF is this shit
2016-05-03 09:53
Virtus Pro 2016. Wins / draws / losses 28 / 0 / 48 0 won tournaments. disastrous rating players. Ranking - 6 hahahahaha. In my opinion their place is 10-15 , rest ok.
2016-05-03 11:08
Looking at ECS invite list... CoL, TSM, Echo Fox not even in top 30, while TS is top 10... Better than any NA team To ECS: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
2016-05-03 11:15
Where is Ence??
2016-05-03 11:45
Congratulations Manitos 2 teams in the TOP 10.
2016-05-03 11:49
"What is dead may never die" - Game of Thrones fanboy spotted
2016-05-03 11:50
where is ENCE?
2016-05-03 11:59
#233
sergej | 
Finland Morkou 
Ez for professional eSports organization PREPAR3D E-sports containing of AWPer Joona "V3NOM" Kahila, ingame leader Theo "MÖRKÖ" Orrainen, rifler Veeti "Spjohn" Töyräs, allround player Leo "L10N" Lammassaari & the mad fragger Lassi "SnyibeL" Kouri from the finnish eSports organization PREPAR3D e-sports from the nordic country Finland.
2016-05-03 12:22
#224 So true.
2016-05-03 12:26
AGG 27 AND NO ENCE??
2016-05-03 12:35
6 NA teams? no Alternate aTTaX ? the reasoning is not reat...
2016-05-03 13:17
ENCE 17-3 from last 20matches, 2nd in ESEA Premier and qualified for Minor AGG 9-11 from last 20matches, not qualified to ESEA Premier LAN finals, not qualified in Minor, 1-4 against ENCE in past 5maps Space Soldiers 13-7 from last 20matches, not qualified to ESEA Premier LAN finals, not qualified in Minor And ENCE not top30 TOP KEK
2016-05-03 14:04
#243
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Faroe Islands fakeflagg0t 
>vp still in top10 What a biased ranking. How much did the org pay?
2016-05-03 14:28
first time i see good top team list on this site
2016-05-03 17:13
Brand new cs go rou/lette EASY.GL to get 1 $ use this c/ode: klzvbo
2016-05-03 18:46
Yet another good read and as of late the captions on the pics are pure gold. Oh and hoping for an EnVyUs resurgence soon FeelsBadMan
2016-05-03 22:58
#255
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Japan kitzune 
ECS AND ELEAGUE ARE FUCKING RETARDED FOR NOT HAVING TEMPO STORM HOLY FUCK , WHO IS THE INCOMPENTENT FUCK MANAGING THE TEAM INVITES? FUCKING INCOMPETENT PIECE OF SHIT GO MAKE BURGERS AT MCDONALDS SPOTTING FOR TALENT AND TEAMS IS CLEARLY NOT YOUR THING . amateurs with money
2016-05-04 00:27
Sure ppl had a right to be a little annoyed at the time of the Eleague decision to not get TS, I was one of those ppl too who was upset that (not in the retarded way you are) they (TS, Hellraisers and a couple of others) didn't make it in over certain inferior teams, but now to play devils advocate for a second, everyone now has perfect hindsight so obviously the decision looks somewhat ridiculous. Also to add to that Eleague nearly didn't have even bigger names (like half of the top 5 or whatever) at one point, for various reasons one being because they simply couldn't convince them and considering if you know your CS history a little the last foray into televised csgo didn't go so well in many many *shudders* ways. I say overall they did extremely well getting who they got at that point, but now that tempo won it seems odd, it wouldn't have been bad if the league was (as originally planned) smaller with a mix of different tier teams, but now all the top tier are there. Here's a thought maybe ELeague could talk to a lower tier org and see if they would accept an automatic invite for next years league if they give their spot to Tempo this year, it would give that conceding org a lot of respect from the community and security knowing they will be there that far in the future. Or some other sort of incentive I dunno just a thought. :/
2016-05-04 03:45
Just want to add ppl like you are going to make them the investors (for lack of a better word) think twice about staying involved in the scene if you are not careful, let alone new investors entering it! Objectively your idiocy is a massive turn off to them, they literally invest siiiick skrilla AND set up infrastructures (TV etc) that could potentially help the scene massively (and Tempo too in the long run if it is a success) and yet a vocal part of our community complains incessantly in the most retarded of ways. Why would they want to be involved in a scene that's this immature and reactionary, some higher ups would start wondering if it's worth the hassle.
2016-05-04 04:34
RIP G2
2016-05-06 06:50
xDASASDASXZ
2016-05-07 21:40
lolsdfodsfldsf
2016-05-07 16:42
NIP bestest
2016-05-07 22:04
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