Team Ranking: May 2016

We have updated our Global Team Ranking—powered by EGB.com—for May 2016 and Luminosity sit snugly at the top after a successful series of tournament wins this month.

May was the month of Minors, of a few minor tournaments (the $100,000 DreamHack Open Austin and SL i-League Invitational events), and of a marquee event: the $512,000 ESL Pro League Season 3 finals.

On top of that, we saw finalists determined for the ECS Season 1 finals (part of a $3.5 million tournament series) and ELEAGUE Season 1 kicked off with its weekly group stages.

Our monthly ranking update for April crowned Natus Vincere as number one but mentioned how their grip on first place was tenuous, and by May 9th, Brazilian team Luminosity took first place after winning DreamHack Austin.

Luminosity's victory the next weekend at the $512,000 ESL Pro League Season 3 finals (part of the $250k+ series of events) only further rocketed the Brazilian team to the maximum point spread possible and thus we see them firmly enthroned at the top for May.


Luminosity reign supreme

For this month, there is one final event-related thing that you should keep in mind. Because we are treating ELEAGUE as an ongoing season, results in the prestigious $1.4 million event are only counted in the "Form" section until the event will end in late July. Thus, Cloud9 will not have as strong of a rise from their superior Group A performance and Liquid not as precipitous of a fall until the event ends.

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 June 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 April 2016.

Top 30 Team Ranking Powered by EGB.com

Rank Team Achievements Form LANs Total points +/-
1. Brazil Luminosity 500 200 300 1000 +1
2. CIS Natus Vincere 437 64 213 714 -1
3. Sweden fnatic 402 35 230 667 -
4. Sweden NiP 251 146 178 575 +1
5. France G2 143 124 103 370 +10
6. Denmark Astralis 256 51 53 360 -2
7. Poland Virtus.pro 199 67 87 353 -1
8. France Envy 188 28 51 267 -1
9. Brazil Immortals 104 97 65 266 +1
10. United States Liquid 132 51 65 248 +1
11. Europe HellRaisers 59 92 37 188 +3
12. Germany mousesports 81 53 47 181 -3
13. Sweden GODSENT 68 47 59 174 -1
14. Denmark Dignitas 90 65 15 170 -6
15. Canada OpTic 52 60 35 147 +5
16. United States Cloud9 40 80 20 140 +3
17. China TYLOO 30 69 34 133 -1
18. Europe FaZe 51 60 11 122 -
19. Denmark SK 34 48 21 103 -2
20. United States CLG 60 25 15 100 -7
21. Poland Dobry&Gaming 24 51 17 92 +7
22. Bulgaria Orbit 32 30 17 79 -1
23. Canada TSM 8 56 14 78 +13
24. Finland ENCE 11 46 16 73 +7
25. Australia Renegades 13 42 9 64 +5
26. Sweden Epsilon 6 31 9 46 +9
27. Ukraine FlipSid3 18 20 4 42 -5
28. Russia Binary Dragons 3 32 7 42 +6
29. United States Splyce 12 25 4 41 -
30. Russia Gambit 17 19 4 40 -4


*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 a few tongue-in-cheek captions.

1. Brazil Luminosity

Player Age Rating
Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David 21 1.24
Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga 24 1.16
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo 25 1.15
Brazil Lincoln "fnx" Lau 26 1.09
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo 21 0.98

Things may not be looking so great for the Brazilian five from a public relations perspective at the beginning of June, but the month of May was undoubtedly a story of continued ascendancy as the Major winners and DreamHack Malmö flops silenced domestic opposition by winning DreamHack Austin and then claiming CS:GO's second largest prize-pool to date by winning the EPL Season 3 finals in London.

Now that they hold gold medals in CS:GO's two largest tournaments (MLG Columbus and ESL Pro League S3), their Achievements, Form, and LAN columns are all maxed out and Luminosity now easily sit atop the pyramid of the game.


Luminosity giving a press conference that is surprisingly not about their new SK shirts

If winning those two events weren't enough, Luminosity also dominated the ECS Season 1 in North America and will thus be in the finals and they won their group at ELEAGUE and will thus return to the playoffs of the $1.4 million event in late July.

The team are so comprehensively solid from every angle that their hold on the scene looks pretty dominant: no doubt a scary thought to their elite rivals.

Luminosity now have most of June to relax and will only return by the month's end at the ECS Season 1 finals in London, which should have a $1 million+ prize-pool and thus qualify as a $250k+ event. Let's just say that for now the team are going nowhere from their throne; hopefully extraneous drama and legal issues won't be the first contenders to do damage.

2. CIS Natus Vincere

Player Age Rating
Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács 24 1.11
Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev 19 1.10
Russia Denis "seized" Kostin 21 1.08
Ukraine Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev 28 1.05
Ukraine Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko 28 0.94

Battered and bruised, but not broken, Natus Vincere still hold second place in the world; while their Form is mediocre for a top five team the strength of their achievements and their event placings in the last three months keep them above the heads of many would-be competitors.

The arms race in the European division of the ESL Pro League Season 3 which saw Na`Vi fail to qualify by a thread, and the subsequent decision by the team to withdraw from ECS Season 1, are doing their damage as Na`Vi have made a scant appearance this month.

In fact, their only event was the $100,000 SL i-League Invitational in Kiev which the Ukrainian-Russian-Slovak team went into as heavy favourites to win. Unfortunately, "VP is as VP does" and the much-doubted Polish team as of late snatched that grand final from Na`Vi and thus forced them to finish second.


Edward demonstrates how his recent rise in form is due to finally understanding door scale in CS:GO

Although team AWPer and star GuardiaN did seem recovered from his injury for the most part, as he finished with a 1.13 rating and +50 kdd in Kiev, he was very silent in the grand final against VP, a scenario where GuardiaN is a a necessity if Na`Vi wish to win games.

Edward has been lately giving an homage to his 1.6 days with all-around stellar play and he has been a big part of Na`Vi still performing as well as they do. However, we now must question whether the Eastern European team are not subject to a sort of "grand finals choke" phenomenon as this is not the first time this year that they have seemingly buckled in the final match of a tournament.

Na`Vi will not compete in any event in June aside from ELEAGUE towards the end of the month. It is thus likely that they may slide a bit further as achievements from the past year and offline finishes in the past three months fall away. Luckily, with the July Major right at the beginning of the next month, Zeus & co. will not have to wait long to try and conquer the curse of the grand finals, if they so choose.

3. Sweden fnatic

Player Age Rating
Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer 24 1.16
Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist 22 1.09
Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell 21 1.04
Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman 25 1.02
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson 22 0.98

fnatic are another team who are still in the elite of CS:GO but who only had one event to show for the month of May: the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals.

The $512,000 event in Leicester/London was the Swedish team's debut with stand-in John "wenton" Eriksson, who has been playing catch-up in order to cover for the absence of the team's star olofmeister, a player whom many consider the best in the world.

fnatic made easy work of North American teams Cloud9 and Liquid in the group stage (the latter in a decider match), but did fall to Swedish rivals NiP; in the semifinal they played a spectacular Inferno against G2 but ended up losing that series on the next two maps and thus finished the event in 3-4th place.


fnatic are ranked #3 for May

It wasn't a bad showing overall and flusha had a godly performance throughout the event, finishing with a 1.25 rating, and team AWPer JW was a big contributor across several of the matches as well.

One reason for worry if you're fnatic however is the team's "Form" section, which is abysmally low for a top five team and is in fact the second lowest in the top ten aside from Envy. The Swedes will desperately need some more wins in the month of June.

In any case, both Na`Vi and fnatic strike me as teams trying to recover from having two crucial players in their lineups receive injuries. Luckily, for fnatic, they will play in two big events in June compared to Na`Vi's one: the ECS Season 1 finals and ELEAGUE Season 1.

4. Sweden NiP

Player Age Rating
Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund 26 1.12
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg 27 1.11
Sweden Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi 22 1.00
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström 25 0.98
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg 24 0.95

There are two particular teams in the top ten who have recently surged in their performance and are thus beginning to overtake old rivals: both these teams happen to be in the same ELEAGUE group and the first one is NiP.

The DreamHack Masters Malmö winners take another step upward in the ranking, thanks to strong form as of late and thanks to the downfall of Danish team Astralis in May.

NiP's one event of May was the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals and the Swedish team did not disappoint as they topped their group following wins over Liquid and fnatic (the former with a historic comeback and an overtime thriller), and only fell to Luminosity in the finals 1-2 to finish in 3-4th place.


The Ninjas have been in sync, except on the topic of black pants

The team's strengths were actually recently discussed in the ELEAGUE Group B preview and they hinge as usual on the deadly duo of f0rest and GeT_RiGhT. When these two are on fire, it sometimes feels like things never change and that the duo will go on carrying games until late into their 50's.

Since this article is being written at the time of NiP's ELEAGUE Group, we have lately seen some weakness to the team as the other surging rival, G2, swept them in two best-of-ones in the seeding stage of Group B. In these games, NiP simply looked lost against the firepower heavy dynamic of the French-Belgian team.

However, those were just the seeding matches and the Ninjas have a jam-packed month ahead of them to battle for third place in the ranking. They are seeking to top their ELEAGUE group, they will then compete at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Summer, and they will be in attendance at the ECS Season 1 finals.

5. France G2

Player Age Rating
France Richard "shox" Papillon 24 1.20
Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom 21 1.13
France Cédric "RpK" Guipouy 26 1.03
France Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro 19 0.99
France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux 27 0.91

It just so happens that the second surging team sit right behind NiP and it must be a very welcome sight indeed for the likes of shox, ScreaM, and RpK to see themselves entering the top five of CS:GO teams after a year and more of lackluster results under former captain Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans.

Interestingly enough, G2 only finally managed to leap into fifth as a result of their 6-0 seeding record in ELEAGUE (which is currently ongoing), as the point difference between fifth and seventh place is incredibly tiny (cf. the table above).

In that sense, the French-Belgian team are in real danger of still losing this coveted spot in the elite (which I define as the top five), but there are a few welcome signs of their continued rise.


"Boum edshot"

The first is of course their 6-0 finish at ELEAGUE, which will likely be capped off with an advance to at least the grand final of Group B. The second is that the only metric holding them back from further points are their "Achievements," as opposed to "Form" or "LANs," with rivals-for-fifth Astralis and Virtus.pro slacking in the latter two categories.

If we follow this thought process, then if G2 can keep up their form and continue finishing in solid placings through June, then their "Achievements" will grow as well and thus further entrench them in fifth place in the world. With shox and ScreaM playing as if they were turning back the hands of time and in their 2014 forms, such strong results for June are very well possible.

In addition to finishing their ELEAGUE Group B campaign this week, the samurai-logoed team will also compete in the prestigious ECS Season 1 finals and are the first team on this list who will also take part in the ESL One Cologne 2016 Main Qualifier as they finished 9-12th at the previous Major.

6. Denmark Astralis

Player Age Rating
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz 20 1.18
Denmark Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye 18 1.13
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen 23 1.10
Denmark Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth 20 1.02
Denmark Finn "karrigan" Andersen 26 0.92

A mere finger's grasp from G2 in terms of points, Astralis are like the fallen titans to G2's Olympian overthrow. But there are signs of a rebuild in the not so distant future.

Truly, perhaps no team aside from Envy has had as sharp of a downfall in the past two months as Astralis, as the Danes went from being a stable contender for 3-4th place to a bottom-of-the-table finisher, with May's example being a 7-8th place finish at ESL Pro League Season 3 finals.

The loss to OpTic in the opener of that event pitted the Danes against superteam Luminosity in the decider match and although the series was close, it was the Danes who lost and had to go home with heads hung yet again.


Astralis routed

This time karrigan and his team clearly decided that they'd had enough with the way things were going and the team participated in the highest profile roster change of the month: with Astralis acquiring Kjaerbye and René "cajunb" Borg going to Dignitas.

With upcoming showings at ELEAGUE, DreamHack ZOWIE Open Summer, and ECS Season 1 finals, the Danes have three large opportunities to regain their fifth place spot. They will however take a hit at the Major in early July as they will be forced to use Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander in Kjaerbye's stead due to the latter participating in the European Minor for dignitas.

For Astralis, it therefore seems like they have reached a pivotal moment in their trajectory. From here they can either reconquer or fall by the wayside.

7. Poland Virtus.pro

Player Age Rating
Poland Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski 22 1.02
Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński 22 0.99
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas 29 0.94
Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski 28 0.92
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski 28 0.92

Despite their new and very apt moniker of "Virtus.Premier," the Polish team remain a contender for the elite crop of teams thanks to their unexpected victory at the SL i-League Invitational in the middle of May.

The event in Kiev was a return to form for the team's heavy-hitter Snax as he posted a 1.22 rating, third best at the event and the best for a player who made it to the grand final.


Want to make a Virtus Premier joke? These guys have something to say about that.

The victory at the SL i-League Invitational, where only Na`Vi could have been considered a worthy opponent (and indeed were considered favourites over the Poles until they lost the grand final to them), will help soften the blow for Virtus.pro following their inability to stay qualified for the ESL Pro League.

Whether they deny the inevitable and refuse to compete in ESEA Premier is no matter, as Virtus.pro will sorely need points ahead of a busy summer season. However, as their only event in June will be the final week of ELEAGUE group action (which stretches into July a tad), expect the team to fall more before they attempt to rise off the back of ELEAGUE and the Cologne Major.

8. France EnVyUs

Player Age Rating
France Kenny "kennyS" Schrub 21 1.03
France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer 24 1.00
France Dan "apEX" Madesclaire 23 0.94
France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt 21 0.91
France Timothée "DEVIL" Démolon 21 0.84

Aside from the fight for fifth-seventh place, another battle is in the offing for eighth to tenth place in our ranking as well. Sitting just barely on top for now are French team Envy, who actually did not attend any offline events in May.

With the worst "Form" metric in our top ten and a pretty shabby "LANs" statistic as well, it is purely Achievements that are keeping them afloat for now as May only saw the Boys in Blue put up a valiant effort in the ECS online stage and barely fall short of making the last chance placement bracket.


Crawling in my skin, this form it will not heal

It must feel odd to the nV players to see G2 enjoying such a heyday, in particular because shox is channeling the form that he once used to power EnVyUs to some of their event victories in the early half of 2015.

Regardless, EnVyUs will have a crucial June as they will first have to attend the ESL One Cologne Main Qualifier in Katowice (a strange thought considering they were Major champions only two Majors ago) and then will debut in Group F of the ELEAGUE.

9. Brazil Immortals

Player Age Rating
Brazil Henrique "HEN1" Teles 20 1.12
Brazil Ricardo "boltz" Prass 19 1.09
Brazil João "felps" Vasconcellos 19 1.06
Brazil Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles 20 1.00
Brazil Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves 19 0.90

Just as this article was being written, the former Tempo Storm roster were bought out by venture capital-driven organisation Immortals and will now represent them going forward into a busy June for the team.

What better way to announce a new organisation than for Immortals to jump another place forward in the ranking, as they had some solid results in May and also benefit from the slide undertaken by mousesports and Dignitas.

Following their win of the CEVO Gfinity Season 9 finals to close out April, the Brazilian team made the grand final of DreamHack Austin where they lost to Luminosity and finished second (defeating the likes of Cloud9 and Liquid to do so), they then easily won the ESEA Premier Season 21 finals to qualify for ESL Pro League Season 4, and they finished the month by placing second at the MLG Americas Minor to thus qualify for the Cologne Main Qualifier.


Tempo Storm no longer

These results have made the Brazilian team a shoe-in for the Major qualifier and they will also be the only team representing the Americas at DreamHack Summer in Sweden, and thus we can expect further impressive results if things keep up.

With the likes of HEN1, felps, and boltz all still playing phenomenal Counter-Strike, the Immortals have only one way to look when it comes to June: up.

Perhaps the greatest relief for the team however will come with their new organisation, as it seems that Tempo Storm owner Andrey "Reynad" Yanyuk was at least partly responsible behind the scenes for the glaring omissions of the Brazilians not getting invited to ELEAGUE or ECS Season 1.

10. United States Liquid

Player Age Rating
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin 26 1.04
United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski 18 1.04
United States Nick "nitr0" Cannella 20 1.02
United States Kenneth "koosta" Suen 19 1.01
United States Eric "adreN" Hoag 26 0.89

Before your rage boileth over and makes you head to the comments section below this article and start blasting the author, HLTV, and the powers that be, please consider what was mentioned in the introduction to this article: ELEAGUE results only affect Form until the tournament ends in late July.

Therefore, although the American team finished a very lamentable 0-6 in the $1.4 million tournament (19-24th place), and although their Form is currently in the dumps, as well as recent LAN placings, the team's strong semifinal finish at the Columbus Major keep them in the top ten for now.

Since even that solid foundation of logic will not be enough to tide some fans over, let us examine some of their May results as well.


A concentrated brow is a no-no if adreN wishes to perform well

Aside from bombing out of ELEAGUE, Liquid finished in 5-6th place at the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals (as they defeated regional rivals Cloud9 in the group elimination) and in 3-4th place at DreamHack Austin, where Liquid lost convincingly to Luminosity in the semifinals.

Luiz "peacemaker" Tadeu's addition as coach for the squad has not helped matters it seems, as a team full of extremely talented players such as EliGE and koosta found itself foundering in the ELEAGUE matches, even losing a few 14-16 games which gave rise to whispers of "choke" yet again.

It is unclear if Liquid will make roster changes following such a poor showing in such an important league, but it is certain that some changes will occur, whether that be a different regimen, different strategies, or different players. In June, Liquid will have to focus on the ECS Season 1 finals to which they qualified.

11. Europe HellRaisers

Player Age Rating
Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný 24 1.27
Ukraine Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk 22 1.05
Slovakia Martin "STYKO" Styk 20 1.04
Slovakia Patrik "Zero" Žúdel 17 1.01
Ukraine Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow 26 0.97

Outside of the top ten, we have the usual cluster of European contenders who always vacillate between being called tier one and tier two teams.

Lately, HellRaisers have been making a damn good case for ascending those steps of classification, although they are still a few steps away from breaching the top ten.

They started the month off by winning the ESL Premier Season 21 finals in Leicester and thus made it to the European division of ESL Pro League Season 4, this was then followed by a second place finish at the EU Minor behind diginitas in Tours and it also guaranteed a qualification to the Cologne Main Qualifier.


oskar gives cosplaying redneck rampage a hand

The only letdown for ANGE1 and his team came at the end of the month at the SL i-League Invitational as the HellRaisers were bulldozed out of the tournament in 5-6th place following losses to Virtus.pro and Na`Vi.

The addition of bondik, who was formerly of FlipSid3, clearly seems to be paying dividends as opposed to having Emil "kUcheR" Akhundov and HellRaisers will put that theory to the test in June first at the Major qualifier in Katowice and then at DreamHack Summer.

12. Germany mousesports

Player Age Rating
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač 19 1.18
Germany Johannes "nex" Maget 23 1.05
Netherlands Chris "chrisJ" de Jong 26 1.04
Germany Timo "Spiidi" Richter 20 0.94
Germany Denis "denis" Howell 21 0.89

Due to the fact that mousesports did not compete in any offline events in May and due to generally poor form during the ECS season, the German-Dutch-Bosnian team take a three spot tumble down to twelfth place for the month.

Although they are merely seven points off of HellRaisers' spot, mousesports are also threatened by many of the teams below them who are in a similar point range and they will thus need to display excellent form in June in order to persist.

In addition, there are many who simply love to see superstar NiKo play and dearly miss his match-influencing abilities, as well as watching how his teammates gel and work with such a potent force on their team. As far as June goes, we will have two opportunities to witness this: the Major qualifier (where mouz are favoured to secure a Major slot) and ELEAGUE.

13. Sweden GODSENT

Player Age Rating
Sweden Andreas "znajder" Lindberg 23 1.15
Sweden Simon "twist" Eliasson 21 1.12
Sweden Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson 22 1.05
Sweden Mathias "pauf" Köhler 19 0.96
Sweden Markus "pronax" Wallsten 24 0.87

GODSENT have taken a kind of erratic course since their big stage debut and 3-4th place finish at DreamHack Masters Malmö as they failed to qualify for the Cologne Major qualifier with a 5-6th place finish at the EU Minor to kick the month off.

At the SL i-League Invitational in Kiev, the Swedish team seemed better off as they defeated FlipSid3 and Worst Players before falling to Na`Vi to finish that event in fourth place.


Yet another "strollin' in Kiev" picture

However, an overall underwhelming form and not many high profile achievements outside of that Malmö finish to boast of means that GODSENT lose a spot in the ranking and may possibly go even lower if they have a bad June.

It just so happens that the Swedes will also have a sparse June as their only event to aspire at will be DreamHack Summer. pronax better open up that stratbook and start composing.

14. Denmark dignitas

Player Age Rating
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg 26 1.08
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke 19 1.04
Norway Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel 22 1.03
Denmark Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann 21 0.99
Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen 21 0.86

Despite winning the EU Minor at DreamHack Tours and qualifying for the ESL One Cologne Major qualifier, Dignitas take a huge hit to their point spread due to the loss of Kjaerbye to Astralis and due to a general lack of event attendance outside of the Minor.

Since taking part in some online ECS matches with cajunb, the Danish-Norwegian team have generally lost maps and looked rather deflated, almost as if they suddenly came upon the realisation they had been farmed by Astralis for their best player.

With an important Major qualification campaign in the works in Katowice and a place in Group D of ELEAGUE, dignitas will need to strive in every way possible in order to reach top ten again, let alone to not journey even farther into obscurity.

15. Canada OpTic

Player Age Rating
Spain Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas 20 1.18
United States William "RUSH" Wierzba 22 1.09
Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic 18 1.03
Canada Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz 22 1.00
Canada Damian "daps" Steele 22 0.91

Although things are currently not looking so stellar for OpTic over at the Turner studios at ELEAGUE, the month generally proceeded at a solid clip for the Canadian-American-Spanish team.

They finished 5-6th at the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals in an event where mixwell proved to be a fearsome force and wise addition to the team and they then went on to win the MLG Americas Minor over ex-Tempo Storm and thus qualified for the Cologne Major Qualifier.


"Thank god I found you" 

The team still somehow seem prone to being a bit of a salt mine when it comes to in-game composure, and the hunt for a new coach could help this issue, and they will need all the composure they can get as they have struggled in the ELEAGUE seeding stage of Group B and will jet off to Poland shortly after to start their Major qualification campaign.

 

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

June 2016 will see ELEAGUE action continue throughout the month and we will also see three very different kind of offline tournaments occur. 

First, the ESL One Cologne 2016 Main Qualifier in Katowice, Poland will have no money on the line but rather eight spots to the July Major in Cologne. Then, eight teams will have their chance for small renown via the $100,000 DreamHack ZOWIE Open Summer in Jönköping, Sweden.

Finally, the ECS Season 1 finals will take place in London and although the exact prize distribution is not known yet, the two 2016 seasons promise a total of $3.5 million, making ECS a close competitor to ELEAGUE's $2.8 million across two seasons.

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

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
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 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:
957
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
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
768
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1434
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1026
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
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
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1190
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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 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
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
817
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
Russia Emil 'kUcheR' Akhundov
Emil 'kUcheR' Akhundov
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
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
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
877
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1249
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1607
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
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:
1243
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:
1001
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 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:
1107
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
738
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
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:
1031
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
765
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
France Timothée 'DEVIL' Démolon
Timothée 'DEVIL' Démolon
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
569
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1027
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
974
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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
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
Sweden Mathias 'pauf' Köhler
Mathias 'pauf' Köhler
Age:
22
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:
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:
1406
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
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
No 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
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
Slovakia Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
598
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
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:
1119
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
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 John 'wenton' Eriksson
John 'wenton' Eriksson
Age:
26
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:
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:
1513
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1529
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
#10
Aleksib | 
Finland f1nch 
thanks based stich
2016-06-02 00:11
Liquid get 0-6'd still +1 spot, optic > c9? The stats were supposed to bd revolutionary, but were back to xantares #1 world again
2016-06-02 00:28
nt
2016-06-02 01:33
ez for HUNDEN and OCEAN
2016-06-02 01:43
no tyloo this is a bullshiting rank
2016-06-02 06:11
c9 fan doesn't know how to read yet. too busy watching moe streams and complaining on reddit about cheaters :/
2016-06-02 11:51
You're proposing im a c9 fan who cant read?
2016-06-02 12:59
n1
2016-06-02 00:10
are with us my friend? cuz we smart, we loyal, we friendly, we better than fnatic, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-06-02 03:43
*better than fnatic without Olof. enjoy Brazil actually being #1 at something while it lasts.
2016-06-02 04:47
LG > fnatic at their peak proof here: hltv.org/forum/1162167-lg-gt-fnatic-at-t..
2016-06-02 04:52
hltv.org/?pageid=188&matchid=26255&stats.. a pile of my shit>monkey gaming
2016-06-02 07:49
They did make it to the final of that tournament though. I agree with the fact that LG are not better than fnatic(peak vs peak), but atm without olof you just cant put fnatic over LG>
2016-06-02 20:25
no
2016-06-04 06:01
n1
2016-06-02 00:10
n1
2016-06-02 00:10
LOL
2016-06-02 00:10
n1
2016-06-02 00:10
#17
 | 
Korea Quigley 
Cool
2016-06-02 00:10
#23
rain | 
United Kingdom shitbruh 
k
2016-06-02 00:10
Expected
2016-06-02 00:10
#26
 | 
France Lelib 
Nice one
2016-06-02 00:10
#37
 | 
France Lelib 
G2 > NiP tho
2016-06-02 00:12
Nice flag.
2016-06-02 00:34
He's right though, haven't they proven it yet lmao?
2016-06-02 00:47
#140
 | 
Switzerland GoTMedicine 
What have they won?
2016-06-02 03:24
What has Astralis and NaVi won recently? and NiP has been getting rekt by G2 all the time recently online (which NiP are super good in) and offline
2016-06-02 03:25
#142
 | 
Switzerland GoTMedicine 
Doesn't change the fact. NiP > G2
2016-06-02 03:25
With what logic?
2016-06-02 03:26
#144
 | 
Switzerland GoTMedicine 
Malmo its an archivment... G2 has none so
2016-06-02 03:27
Astralis had no achievement they were still higher ranked than NiP until now? Why do you think so? :)
2016-06-02 03:28
#146
 | 
Switzerland GoTMedicine 
Why you still talking about Astralis? can you read? #37
2016-06-02 03:29
Because we're talking about rankings. And you can take Astralis as an example of being higher than NiP without winning anything. Just like G2 is owning NiP but didn't win anything yet. G2 > NiP
2016-06-02 03:30
#253
 | 
Switzerland GoTMedicine 
B..be.. because G G G2 > NiP What up now?
2016-06-04 06:22
sweden > france
2016-06-02 03:29
#175
 | 
France Lelib 
Everycountry > nV ok Sweden > G2 ? not recently
2016-06-02 09:08
#28
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
NA CS
2016-06-02 00:10
How hasn't FaZe gone up? They've done well in their online matches
2016-06-02 00:11
They tanked ESC Playoffs + The Ranking is easier to Top when you are Super Activ FaZe tried to play least possible amount of Games the Last 6 Month
2016-06-02 02:12
#32
 | 
Spain StarkForce1 
VP on Top 7? wtf? Why not PENTA on TOP 20? is better than a lot of NA teams in the top...
2016-06-02 00:11
#65
 | 
Spain Donra 
You need play majors and premier tournaments for being in this top. NA team have their own premier tournaments, also they have seed for their scene which secures their attendance to big event relative easy. That's why there are so much NA teams. But for me PENTA isn't a top20 team. Top30 with no doubt.
2016-06-02 00:30
#115
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Penta doesn't have a 5th player
2016-06-02 01:33
#G2WIN
2016-06-02 00:11
Nice hr 11
2016-06-02 00:12
EZ FOR ENCE
2016-06-02 00:12
+111
2016-06-02 12:09
+1
2016-06-02 13:31
#41
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
Expected
2016-06-02 00:12
Fnatic SUCKS rn tho
2016-06-02 00:12
NiP still 4? nt hltv
2016-06-02 00:12
NiP deserves to be 4th-3th
2016-06-02 00:18
losing to half fnatic without olof 2-0 needs to be 4-3 choose one
2016-06-02 00:18
Online Won fnatic 2-0 on LAN Nt paella friend
2016-06-02 00:19
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.
2016-06-02 14:02
Luminosity giving a press conference that is surprisingly not about their new SK shirts AHAHAHAHAHHAHA stich fking GOD
2016-06-02 00:12
#46
NiKo | 
Poland RedN1ne 
stil don't understand why GODSENT is so high...
2016-06-02 00:13
Because their Malmo performance was worth so many points.
2016-06-02 01:43
#47
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Brazil RisenNTC 
Liquid top 10 EleGiggle 4Head LUL
2016-06-02 00:13
rip cloud9
2016-06-02 00:14
ez for ence !
2016-06-02 00:14
#58
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Indonesia rareguy 
Love your article, stich <3
2016-06-02 00:19
Mousesports 12? GODSENT 13? AHAHA WTF IS THIS COME ON
2016-06-02 00:20
Cloud9 6th best form in the world, did well at 2 of their 3 LANs this month. STILL RANKED #16 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH FUCK OFF HLTV
2016-06-02 00:22
I wish reading were still a thing
2016-06-02 00:35
me too
2016-06-02 00:36
btw you just got exposed
2016-06-02 00:38
oh also nice captions
2016-06-02 00:39
Virtus Premier stich, Virtus Premier
2016-06-02 01:52
delusional
2016-06-02 11:54
#62
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Poland Roni445 
VP won a tournament, 1 place down, feelsbadman
2016-06-02 00:22
#74
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Brazil prkz0r 
yea, i don't got it
2016-06-02 00:29
#75
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Poland Roni445 
Well it was a tournament with tier 2/3teams so I can understand, just sad
2016-06-02 00:29
tier 3 teams with broken NaVi basically..
2016-06-02 00:49
Where the hell is ENCE?
2016-06-02 00:24
#113
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Europe lalt 
They have still 7 months to prove Lurppis was right :D
2016-06-02 01:31
at #24
2016-06-02 14:04
ez for SK
2016-06-02 00:27
#68
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Brazil zil zil zil!
2016-06-02 00:27
n1, but liquid is not top 10.
2016-06-02 00:27
#71
suNny | 
Portugal alheiro 
liquid top 10? ahaha
2016-06-02 00:28
#72
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Brazil Goecker 
Withou Ence in top5? Definitely a non-wise ranking
2016-06-02 00:28
#73
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United States snack- 
writer is an idiot stop with the captions they aren't funny or clever
2016-06-02 00:29
they crack me up
2016-06-02 00:36
#85
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United States snack- 
well glad they crack you up
2016-06-02 00:37
thanks :)
2016-06-02 00:37
#99
nex | 
Germany TiwaZ 
I find the captions extremely funny hahaha "Boom edshot" hahaha best
2016-06-02 00:54
#237
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India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
Where can I find the full ranking? I was told that you maintain a total of 100 teams in your ranking system.
2016-06-03 10:18
we have it internally, there are definitely plans to expand it but idk when
2016-06-03 18:37
G2 TOP 5 WOOO
2016-06-02 00:32
Can't wait for fnatic taking over the throne again. Captions are top 91166 though.
2016-06-02 00:34
#84
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France StickyRice 
NaVi currently shit still top 2 LMAO G2 top 2 C9 would have deserved better.
2016-06-02 00:36
Navi gets to finals, then chokes yeah thet deserve 2nd spot.
2016-06-02 07:46
G2 haven't won any T1 tournaments recently. Their results vs shitty NiP and T3 NA teams mean nothing.
2016-06-02 09:32
Shity NiP hahaha. Mad cuz Na'Vi lost Malmo vs them? Ohhh, I don't want to read your reply. Have a nice day.
2016-06-02 16:00
stay free Swedistan MLG Columbus 2016 NatusVincere 16-9 NiP NatusVincere 16-10 NiP IEM Katowice 2016 NatusVincere 16-13 NiP
2016-06-02 16:22
Hahaha you just proved my point kid. They played with threat and Na'Vi barely won 16-13. Let's not forget that they lost the turney anyway. "stay free kid"
2016-06-02 16:58
Typical NiP fangay.
2016-06-03 15:34
And what's your point? Facts will remain facts even if I'm a fan.
2016-06-03 18:03
"facts" :D NiP will never ever be good again. Get over it.
2016-06-03 20:28
LMAO! Gipsy's trying to look smart on HLTV forum. Such a shame. Hiding behind emoticons. Gj for being a retard, now gtfo.
2016-06-03 21:53
Awww... Did the NiP fangay get triggered? :>
2016-06-03 21:54
Hiding behind emoticons again. You actualy make me laugh not gonna lie. Userid: 697514 Comments: 895 Get a life son.
2016-06-03 22:01
Liquid 10, Optic 15 dafuq?? Cloud9 only 16 lmao this is so unfair
2016-06-02 00:38
LAN more important than online and ELEAGUE, OpTic won NA minor, Liquid still riding good Columbus finish with S1mple. There is a reason human made rankings usually work better than cpu generated.
2016-06-02 04:25
g2 top 5 now ! ez shoxie and screamyy
2016-06-02 00:40
#92
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Poland Marcines 
ez for virtus.7
2016-06-02 00:44
Space soldiers hellooooo ?
2016-06-02 00:45
#128
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Turkey SG^^ 
Failing to attend LAN tournaments despite being invited to the closed qualifiers, that's why.
2016-06-02 02:05
"You want me to tell to you the scream? I tell to you the scream"
2016-06-02 00:45
Crawling in my skin, this form it will not heal hahahahahaha
2016-06-02 00:47
#100
nex | 
Germany TiwaZ 
Best hahaha
2016-06-02 00:54
I see no funny fnatic caption... I guess some people just get too emotional
2016-06-02 00:49
br still top 1 muricas #cry
2016-06-02 00:56
Hahahhaha rip retarded faze for spending that much money on a #18 team Optic better than c9 I ARENT think that Envy still in top 10??? Top fucking kek SK above CLG? Biggest kek Also I don't follow gambit much other than their solid performance at MLG, so why are they at the bottom??
2016-06-02 01:04
Since MLG Major Gambit have been playing terrible.
2016-06-02 01:08
So have envy yet they still retain top 10. Sure gambit haven't done much but I feel that the MLG points heavily out weigh binary dragons at least. Oh well, I didn't make this scale :p
2016-06-02 01:09
do u rly think that faze is #18? i mean look at the teams that are above them and tell me if they can't beat them. the only reason they haven't gone up yet it's because they're playing only online leagues
2016-06-02 15:22
I didn't say they were I'm just saying rip that huge buyout faze did just for them to be #18 on a list
2016-06-02 21:27
surprised u didn't say "nt fox fangay" but ye i agree with ur point
2016-06-03 14:12
Nah I like fox <3
2016-06-04 01:26
SK is the best team in the world right now.
2016-06-02 02:11
God damnit, I was gonna say that.
2016-06-02 04:27
Lol liquid still in the top ten
2016-06-02 01:08
Ur username fits perfectly to that
2016-06-02 01:13
#107
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Iceland _natas_ 
Only 4 swedish teams in top 30, i feel ashamed
2016-06-02 01:15
shut up abdul
2016-06-02 01:17
#109
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Iceland _natas_ 
nt Achmed
2016-06-02 01:18
#110
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Norway MarZhan 
FIX FAZE RANK!!
2016-06-02 01:20
Liquid +1 now top 10 LUL
2016-06-02 01:22
G2 to the top 1!
2016-06-02 01:30
#114
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Brazil hugoooo 
fnatic 22th in 'form' points... crazy Liquid position is a joke, I don't like how HLTV chose to treat ELEAGUE points for their ranking.
2016-06-02 01:31
#117
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Why exactly are you only counting ELEAGUE results (and team form) after the tournament ends? It seems counter-intuitive
2016-06-02 01:38
#118
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Finland kappaboi 
ENCE BESTEST
2016-06-02 01:38
OSKAR RATING 1.27 wooooooot
2016-06-02 01:40
How you know hltv ranks dont matter, when c9 is below optic and liquid is top 10 elegiggle
2016-06-02 01:41
#123
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United States AshKetchum 
cloud9 16. lul
2016-06-02 01:43
EZ FOR ENCE
2016-06-02 01:50
People undrate america teams, we have at least a few in the top ten like in other sports!
2016-06-02 01:58
VP won lan and -1 :D
2016-06-02 02:00
T3 lan
2016-06-02 02:50
Na'Vi tier 3? HR tier 3? D&G tier 3?
2016-06-02 10:40
Hr and d&g are def tier3. Navi is in a slump That lan had no relevance
2016-06-02 13:07
Tier 2 lan but yeah it's kinda weird
2016-06-02 11:13
I know that there was not a lot of good teams, but I'm happy with the victory VP :-) I hope they come back. :-)
2016-06-02 11:16
It's hard to believe SK is number 1
2016-06-02 02:10
This ranking list... Holy shit. You know those top 10's we used to see, this... This is worse than that.
2016-06-02 02:12
Optic is a very underrated team, imo. They play great at online leagues and yet everyone dont put them in their top5 on NA teams. Tbh they do better than TL w/o s1mple.
2016-06-02 02:26
16. Cloud9 ayy lmao, hltv really hates cloud9
2016-06-02 02:43
EnvyUs, Immortals, HR & Liquid ahead of mouz = lol
2016-06-02 03:00
Mouz should not be ahead of HR or Immortals.
2016-06-02 04:29
based on what? alcoholism?
2016-06-02 15:53
Immortals could definitely beat Mouz, and with their current online form, I wouldnt be surprised if HR beat them also.
2016-06-02 16:03
Which doesnt mean anything for the ranking. Or whats the argument behind Team #40 could beat Team #45? Nearly any team in the top15 can beat each other on any given day and map. Ofcourse Immortals and HR could be mouz, which doesnt mean that these teams are better or more established (and consistant) as mouz and should be ahead of them.
2016-06-02 17:25
Mouz hasnt done anything recently, so a computer generated ranking will give the upper hand to someone who has
2016-06-02 18:18
#176
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France Lelib 
I agree mouz deserve better place nV and Immortals, it can be arguable but HR and Liquid LOL
2016-06-02 09:13
LOL, liquid #10.... AND hltv have now lost all credibility.. Quick question HLTV.. How much did Liquid pay you to put them at #10?
2016-06-02 03:11
I hope Na'Vi will be 1st... In future...
2016-06-02 03:12
g2 +10 wut
2016-06-02 03:12
liquid hahaha
2016-06-02 03:32
#151
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Finland Hunajaperse 
ez 4 ence
2016-06-02 04:14
#154
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United States thmpsn 
for liquid: "Therefore, although the American team finished a very lamentable 0-6 in the $1.4 million tournament (19-24th place), and although their Form is currently in the dumps, as well as recent LAN placings, the team's strong semifinal finish at the Columbus Major keep them in the top ten for now." im pretty sure that's not how a top 20 works. this list is supposed to pertain to their skill CURRENTLY, not several months ago at one major. they even had a different roster during the major. there is no logic here and the bias for liquid and against cloud9 is very obvious. it's also a joke that optic is even placed in any way above c9 simply because they won a MINOR tournament.this article doesn't even have any real reasoning for why they're placed so high, other than "They finished 5-6th at the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals in an event where Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas proved to be a fearsome force and wise addition to the team and they then went on to win the MLG Americas Minor over ex-Tempo Storm and thus qualified for the Cologne Major Qualifier." ok, they barely managed to qualify for the qualifier of a major. best team NA, am i right?
2016-06-02 04:28
*Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
2016-06-02 04:30
#157
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United States thmpsn 
that's all you have to say about what I wrote?? that shit was copy-pasted from OP. dont get upset at me
2016-06-02 04:31
I really dont understand why people get so tilted about HLTV rankings, it's computer generated, it's not going to be perfect, probably not even close.
2016-06-02 04:44
Didn't they win twice against Tempo Storm? They are ranked #9 so winning against them on LAN will definitely get you some points
2016-06-02 05:53
#167
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United States thmpsn 
tempo/immortal is inconsistent therefore it's difficult to rank them properly, although they are good. but I feel that one bo3 win against another minor-level team should not grant you a spot amongst the top 15 in the world.
2016-06-02 05:55
#159
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Brazil chococaine 
''fnatic are ranked #3 for May'' i see what u did there stich HAHAHA
2016-06-02 04:47
i was wondering about this too. there's no "tongue in cheek" caption, it's just stating a fact...
2016-06-02 17:02
#235
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Brazil chococaine 
actually, the joke is that jw, complained about stich jokes before, he wrote something about olof not playing and how he was the carry and fntic is like useless right now, jw got triggered. now stich didn't make any joke about fnatic haha
2016-06-02 23:01
the joke is the anti-humor of the really boring caption ;)
2016-06-03 18:38
#161
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Finland neksu 
ez for ENCE, currently #24, but top5 end of 2016 ezz
2016-06-02 04:49
#163
swag | 
North America Ares872 
my question is how the hell does Liquid move up +1 spot to #10 ROFL this is the dumbest thing i've seen so many teams should be switched but the big one G2 i agree they deserve that top 5 right now
2016-06-02 04:58
ya liquid aren't a top 10 team.. this list makes me sad.. in the pants.
2016-06-02 05:41
n1 g2
2016-06-02 05:28
how can liquid & Hellraisers be ahead mousesports?? also Immortal didn't archive anything!
2016-06-02 07:40
captions are great
2016-06-02 08:06
#174
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Austria gex0r 
NiP #4 <3 G2 +10 <3
2016-06-02 08:55
#177
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Finland IINomadll 
EZ 4 Ence
2016-06-02 09:16
finally VP is out of top 5
2016-06-02 09:19
#179
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United Arab Emirates Nami 
bestest , gj stich <3
2016-06-02 09:23
Godsent over dignistas??
2016-06-02 09:29
Ez for ence
2016-06-02 09:38
#183
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Czech Republic Lister 
Oskar best Rating all players EZ
2016-06-02 10:15
liquid? How do they keep getting points?
2016-06-02 11:05
Vg-cyberzen 28-30 rank
2016-06-02 11:16
they haven't play much against top teams so the points couldn't be that many
2016-06-02 11:31
#192
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Sweden Swedz 
CRAWLING IN MY SKIIIIIN
2016-06-02 11:43
#193
REASTEN | 
Norway Noreg 
WHERE IS DEADW8g
2016-06-02 11:45
#194
flusha | 
Sweden moxxy 
Lol the tier 1 scene seems so weak atm
2016-06-02 11:51
#198
MEZi | 
Finland Sukrami 
EZ FOR ENCE
2016-06-02 12:14
ence making steady progress :)
2016-06-02 12:24
this list is a joke
2016-06-02 12:26
scene is going to shit
2016-06-02 12:53
#203
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Finland Jellu 
EZ for experiENCE
2016-06-02 13:00
Hahaha this list is a joke. For example, NiP's been playing really great past few months and they've only been there abouts 4-7th. Meanwhile, G2 only been great past month or so suddenly shoots up. I have a suspicion that OP hates NiP. And yeah fnatic's definitely been playing like a top 3 team lately. KAPfuckingPA
2016-06-02 13:01
#206
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Finland Jellu 
+1 and wtf is SK still at top 20? :DD rofl
2016-06-02 13:04
now we're talking
2016-06-02 13:03
#209
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Binary Dragons? WHO?
2016-06-02 13:39
what a retarded Ranking missing here SpaceS.
2016-06-02 13:54
Lol SS only plays with tier3 teams, and almost don't qualify in big majors or minors, just a bunch of onliners.
2016-06-04 17:00
expected
2016-06-02 14:03
Epsilon on the rise <3
2016-06-02 14:34
I'm literally starting to think the Gosugamers point-based ranking is better now. But yeah G2 ez#5 I'm happy :P.
2016-06-02 15:06
lol looking at gosugamers.net/counterstrike/rankings it IS better regarding the top 10. However once you get out of top 10, things go banana. nV @ #18 for instance is bull. They'd rape any of teams 11-17 maybe bar VP in LAN.
2016-06-02 15:10
G2 at 2, fnatic at 5, Cloud9 at 7, ya its definitely better regarding the top 10 kappa
2016-06-02 17:26
yup totally is. but then again, they aren't equivalent in what they're trying to portray. this ranking heavily weightens last 3 months of activity. GG is mostly "last few clashes between team X and team Y" whether it's LAN or a random online match (more points in LAN obviously). It's just that, mostly people want to see who's best today and not "has been one of the best" last few months or so. Hence constant questionings of these rankings. Yeah "G2 at 2, fnatic at 5, Cloud9 at 7" do you have a problem with that or can't you express yourself at all don't quote me at all :P
2016-06-02 17:45
Brazil the best! \o/
2016-06-02 15:44
#225
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Poland Aloes 
Hahaha Tyloo > Faze
2016-06-02 17:23
umm care someone explain how and why is Optic infront of c9 faze clg and tyloo? shit just doesnt make sense lol
2016-06-02 17:32
ok
2016-06-02 18:39
Nice to see shox n scream on a top5 team. Expected.
2016-06-02 19:04
Fnatic has almost the same amount of points in my rankings but a better form (they are not so bad, what's that 35? really? :p) and a really lower LAN score (how could they be ahead of NaVi in that category? less LAN played and lower results and 4/5 men core)
2016-06-03 00:52
#239
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Sweden lagcats 
fnatic soon to be #1 again when olof is back fulltime
2016-06-03 14:15
LIQUID TOP 10 LOL
2016-06-03 21:34
I love how liquid has a higher form rating than Fnatic. Also you guys talk about how Liquid made it to the semi-finals as if it was some sort of impossible task. They had an incredibly easy road compared to some upset teams that made it to the semi-finals of recent (Dobry&Gaming, Godsent). All Liquid did was beat Fnatic and Faze in a best of 1, then beat CLG in a best of 3. The Fnatic match (while impressive) was only a BO1 and BO1s can be incredibly fluky and Faze and CLG are not tier 1 teams. Also I am sad that you guys didn't do a recap for ENCE.
2016-06-04 14:39
#255
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Europe Predatorino 
How can ENCE not be top 1?
2016-06-04 14:56
#256
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Denmark Baitvice 
how stupid are these rankings really?
2016-06-04 16:19
#258
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Denmark clutchkongen 
how is nv even in top 10 læl.
2016-06-04 20:26
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