Top 10 teams of 2018

With 2018 coming to a close, we went through the numbers to find out which team organizations performed the best over the course of the year and produced our top-10 list based on their results.

The top-10 is based purely on the results of team organizations, more specifically on our Global Team Ranking and how many points (without the effects of point decay and lineup changes in place) they gathered per tournament attended on average, so as to remove the advantage of teams who attended more events.

Here is our list of the top 10 teams of 2018:

As mentioned above, for this list we are using the term "teams" for team organizations rather than the cores of lineups, which is why SK and MIBR were considered separately and also why Cloud9's and fnatic's entire year was included despite their cores having changed throughout 2018.

Astralis could not have started the year any worse, as they followed up a rather disappointing finish to 2017, when Nicolai "device" Reedtz was temporarily ruled out of the roster due to health issues, with an early exit at ELEAGUE Major Boston. While the team as a whole wished to work on their issues, primarily returning the AWPing duties to device, Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye saw things differently and made a move to North not long after the first tournament of the year.

Little did the Danes know at the time how rapidly things would turn back in their favor. Emil "Magisk" Reif entered the team at the beginning of February to help the squad make a couple of playoffs appeara nces before they hoisted their first trophy at DreamHack Masters Marseille in April after a very dominant run at the $250,000 tournament. The following Monday, Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's team made No. 1 in the ranking for the first time in almost an entire year, and, as you now know, they would never give it up for the remainder of 2018.

The graph on which the list is based, depicting teams' average number of points gained per tournament attended, shows how close some of the placings are

Astralis went on to win two out of the next four events, ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals and ECS Season 5 Finals, with FaZe stopping them in the final of IEM Sydney, while at ESL One Cologne it was the improving Na`Vi who took them down in the semi-finals and began to endanger the Danish powerhouse's position. Astralis fended off that threat with a title-winning campaign at ELEAGUE Premier and went into the off-season with four big trophies to their name already, back in a comfortable lead as the best team in the world.

The beginnings after the off-season were rusty for device & co., who lost DreamHack Masters Stockholm to a shockingly strong North team, featuring their former teammate Kjaerbye, that had been struggling at a top level for months. Nonetheless, Astralis were quickly back to tournament-winning form just in time for the FACEIT Major, which kickstarted an even more dominant run.

On the back of their triumph in London, Astralis bested five out of their last six events to finish off 2018 with a streak of four wins for a total of 10, as well as with the completion of the first season of Intel Grand Slam, which netted them another million on top of over $2.5 million in prize money won.

With Denis "electronic" Sharipov being their latest addition from November 2017, Na`Vi are the only team on this list who did not change players the whole year, and that certainly paid off for the CIS-based side, who had lacked deep runs and big titles in the previous year. At the start of 2018, Natus Vincere were anything but inconsistent, kicking it off by making the semi-finals at the ELEAGUE Major and getting second places at StarSeries i-League Season 4 and DreamHack Masters Marseille, two tournaments where we ended up crowning Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev the MVP despite him playing on the losing side of both grand finals.

The first titles would soon come as well for Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's squad, as while s1mple continued to garner MVP after MVP in the summer, Na`Vi gave Astralis a scare in the fight for No. 1 following a hattrick of titles at StarSeries i-League Season 5, CS:GO Asia Championships, and the most well-contested tournament of the trio, ESL One Cologne. Although the battle for the crown ended unsuccessfully after the Danish side outplaced Na`Vi at the last tournament before the break, ELEAGUE Premier, s1mple & co. had firmly established themselves the second-best team by that point.

The start to the new season did not go according to expectations, however, as Natus Vincere lost to the red-hot North at DreamHack Masters Stockholm, but, just like Astralis, they were unfazed by that as they headed into the FACEIT Major. In London, Zeus's side confirmed their status as the No. 2 team in the world after reaching the grand final and losing there to the best team in the world, just as expected.

The last three months of the year saw Na`Vi struggle with consistency, failing to reach the playoffs for the first time in 2018 at ESL One New York shortly after the Major, and placing last at IEM Chicago. Still, the team added another trophy to their cabinet at BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen and two more runners-up finishes at EPICENTER and BLAST Pro Series Lisbon, which helped them retain the No. 2 spot with a healthy advantage over FaZe and Liquid overall.

FaZe just about outdid Liquid in third place after a year full of uncertainty. Like many other teams, the European side started it at the ELEAGUE Major, where they were regarded as the main favorites in most people's eyes, but ended up falling to Cloud9 at the last hurdle after a nail-biting grand final series in Boston. A title-less streak followed the upset loss as FaZe lost another tight final at IEM Katowice, this time to a strong-looking fnatic, and finished top four at StarSeries and V4.

After the Hungarian tournament, it was announced that Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer would take a leave of absence to deal with personal issues, and no-one, teammates included, knew when he'd be back. Finn "karrigan" Andersen & co. ended up using Richard "Xizt" Landström, who had been benched in NiP in February, for the next three tournaments, and that period yielded them their first title of the year, at IEM Sydney, where FaZe beat Astralis in a final much closer than the 3-0 scoreline suggests.

The uncertainty around olofmeister's leave of absence plagued FaZe for nearly four months, but the European side ended up keeping their place in the top two for most of that time

In late May, olofmeister announced his return while Xizt was transferred to fnatic, but the former Swede ended up extending the break, having realized that he was not yet ready to come back. That put FaZe into a situation where they had no fifth once again, and this time it was Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen to whom the squad turned for another trio of tournaments. Yet again, they beat the odds and grabbed another trophy at ESL One Belo Horizonte, while placing third-fourth at the other two events, ECS Season 5 Finals and ESL One Cologne.

It was then that the prodigal son returned, for certain that time around, ahead of ELEAGUE Premier. In spite of the 26-year-old looking in great shape after the four-month long hiatus, FaZe suffered their first group stage exit in Atlanta and went into the off-season dejected. When the second part of 2018 began, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's side made the playoffs at DreamHack Masters Stockholm and the FACEIT Major, but looked far from a title contender and there appeared to be turmoil within the squad as the Bosnian took over in-game leadership halfway through the British event.

Only days later, FaZe played their worst tournament of the year at ESL One New York, losing to G2 and NRG to go home in last place. From the outside, it seemed like lineup changes were on the horizon and that the team's former in-game leader was the one on the chopping block, but a surprisingly convincing run to the title at EPICENTER saw karrigan extend his stay. But not for long, because, after the last three tournaments, at which FaZe's best result was a semi-final finish at IEM Chicago, the Dane would be removed from the active roster.

Liquid stepped into 2018 in frustration, as they had to play the ELEAGUE Major without their full roster, with Wilton "zews" Prado standing in due to their most recent addition, Lucas "steel" Lopes, not being allowed to play after his stint with Immortals. The North American side made it past the New Challengers Stage, though just barely and thanks to 100Thieves dropping out of the tournament, and were quickly eliminated in the next.

Afterward, Josh "jdm64" Marzano's time with the squad came to an end, and Liquid welcomed Renegades' Keith "NAF" Markovic, who immediately made his impact known with an MVP medal from the organization's first LAN victory at cs_summit 2 in February. Despite the lineup's immediate success with the added firepower from the Canadian and deep finishes at StarSeries and IEM Katowice, after which Liquid skyrocketed to fourth place in the ranking, steel departed the roster and Epitacio "TACO" de Melo came in after leaving SK.

It did not take long for the new roster to click into place and start rising back up the ranks on the back of two Big Event grand final appearances at both of the main online leagues' finals, and soon came a third at ELEAGUE Premier in July despite a setback in Cologne earlier that month. Although big titles continued to elude Liquid in spite of several deep runs, as they kept running into Astralis every time they came close to a trophy, the North Americans hopped over FaZe during the off-season and went on to stay in the top-three for the remainder of the year.

Having skipped DreamHack Masters Stockholm to focus on the Major, Liquid looked to break the one-sided rivalry with the Danes and managed to take them down in the groups in London, but they could not do so in a series, falling to them in the semi-finals of one of the two biggest tournaments of 2018. A similar story would repeat itself a few more times before the end of the year, as Liquid continued to go far at almost every tournament they went to — with just one crumble at ECS Season 6 Finals — only to fall to mousesports in one grand final of ESL One New York and to the Danish heavyweights in two other events, while claiming another small title at SuperNova CS:GO Malta.

mousesports round off the top five after what was easily the best year in CS:GO for the German organization, kickstarted by claiming Legends status for the first time at the ELEAGUE Major in January. With the respectable top-eight finish in the bag, Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's team proceeded to clinch the first trophies at StarSeries Season 4 and V4 Future Sports Festival, which put the team at No. 2, their peak placement in the ranking, where they stayed for the next three weeks.

Although they kept making the playoffs each time, the European mixture did not manage to add any more titles to their name in the next months, while everyone listed here above them did. Their best attempt came at ESL One Belo Horizonte, where Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert stood in for Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný, but there it was FaZe who stopped them in the best-of-five grand final.

The Snax move did not pay off overall, but mousesports still clinched a third title with him before parting ways

Unsatisfied with just making the playoffs, mousesports turned to lineup changes and cut Martin "STYKO" Styk to make room for Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski, with hopes of adding some more firepower to the dynamic mix ahead of ESL One Cologne. But things did not work out as intended, as the team suffered their first group stage exit at the German event, and, despite looking improved at ELEAGUE Premier and DreamHack Masters Stockholm, placed dead last at the FACEIT Major, which set the squad back into the Minor system for the next cycle.

Much like what happened with FaZe towards the end of the year, mouz temporarily avoided lineup changes when they triumphed at ESL One New York, which shared dates with BLAST Pro Series Istanbul and thus was missing some of the very best teams, over Liquid. However, with their next foray going awry at StarSeries i-League Season 6, where mousesports were by far the biggest name but left the competition in the Swiss stage, the team hit the reset button and brought back STYKO. With the Slovakian again on the roster, they made the playoffs at two of their last three events, but a lack of form from some of the team's stars kept them from contending for any more trophies.

It might come as a surprise to see fnatic place this high given their ranking progression over the course of the year, but, as you can see in the graphic above, that was very much a result of a lot of lineup changes, including a core change compared to the start of the year, when the Swedish team featured Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson, Jesper "JW" Wecksell, Robin "flusha" Rönnquist, Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson, and Maikil "Golden" Selim.

That version of the team lasted the longest, for five months and a total of six tournaments, starting with the ELEAGUE Major, where the organization retained their perfect playoff streak at Majors. Though a complete breakdown at StarSeries Season 4 followed, Golden's team turned it around with a huge win at IEM Katowice, where they beat FaZe twice, including a best-of-three and a best-of-five series, and another at the rather less competitive WESG. These two wins are the reason for fnatic being the second-highest earning team of 2018, as they add up to a total of $1,050,000 alone.

At the hands of four of the best teams in the world, fnatic then placed third-fourth at DreamHack Masters Marseille and fifth-sixth at IEM Sydney before the first changes came, as Xizt replaced Lekr0 and became the new in-game leader. That version would only last a single tournament, with William "draken" Sundin soon being added in lieu of the extra IGL, Golden. The next four tournaments saw fnatic perhaps at their lowest point, as they only made playoffs at ESL One Cologne before going out in groups three times in a row, including the FACEIT Major, where the organization lost the aforementioned streak. Internal turmoil resulted in flusha leaving, and the Swedes went to ESL One New York with Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, to finish last in the Big Apple.

Not long after that, the squad raided Red Reserve to bring back Simon "twist" Eliasson and add 16-year-old Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin, saying goodbye to the inconsistent draken and, as it turned out, to the streak of early eliminations as well. Their first tournaments, and the last two of 2018, saw fnatic surprise with a deep run at IEM Chicago, where they beat Liquid on the way to the semi-finals, and take their third title of the year at the smaller-sized PLG Grand Slam.

MIBR's journey begins in July at ESL One Cologne, the Brazilians' first event under the new banner. At the time, the team still featured Ricardo "boltz" Prass, but it was right after the German tournament, where MIBR went out in the top eight, when Tarik "tarik" Celik was reunited with his former Cloud9 teammate Jake "Stewie2K" Yip under the Immortals-owned tag.

After a short adjustment period, the new roster won their one and only event at ZOTAC Cup Masters at the end of August and went on to make the playoffs at DreamHack Masters Stockholm and a top-four at the FACEIT Major, where they fell to both finalists, Astralis and Natus Vincere, and TYLOO. Results continued to improve at BLAST Pro Series Istanbul, with MIBR making it to the grand final and taking Astralis to a close series there.

However, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo & co. couldn't keep the consistency up and fell on their face at the next BLAST event in Copenhagen, placing last with zero wins in five matches, before also getting eliminated in the groups at the next big tournament, IEM Chicago. Even though MIBR then added a couple of more respectable runs to their resumé, including a runner-up finish at ECS Season 6 Finals, where the Brazilian-American side beat Astralis in the groups and almost repeated that performance in the final, it wasn't enough to keep the lineup alive. After the last tournament of the year, BLAST Pro Series Lisbon, Stewie2K left to Liquid in a trade for TACO and zews, with tarik also looking set to depart as the rest of the team plans to return to their roots.

Cloud9 kicked off 2018 with a bang, giving North America its first-ever Major win at the ELEAGUE Major following a comeback from a 0-2 start to the New Legends Stage and a big upset in the grand final against FaZe, where they pulled off another turnaround from a deficit on the deciding map, Inferno.

The massive triumph set just as big standards for the North American team, who weren't able to live up to them, taking second place at cs_summit 2 before going out in the groups at StarSeries i-League S4. At IEM Katowice, they were back in the playoffs with another close battle to FaZe this time going against them. But it was soon clear that Cloud9 would not get back to their level of January as they went out to TeamOne at WESG World Finals.

Cloud9's ELEAGUE Major win over FaZe went down as one of the biggest upsets of the year

With hopes of reaching bigger heights elsewhere, Stewie2K left for SK and that set off a landslide of changes that would plague Cloud9 until the end of 2018. They attempted to make things work with Pujan "FNS" Mehta as the new leader, but after getting eliminated early at three out of four big events, he was benched and STYKO arrived on a trial basis. After another group stage exit, this time at ESL One Cologne, tarik joined Stewie2K in MIBR, with another European, Golden, making his way on to the American organization ahead of the off-season.

The STYKO trial turned to ash after two more early eliminations at ELEAGUE Premier and the FACEIT Major, and flusha was given the chance to rejoin his former in-game leader, Golden, across the pond. Cloud9 could not catch a break, as Skadoodle stepped down — for the second time in 2018, after doing so for two weeks in March before returning to the team following Stewie2K's departure — and the squad used Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey as a stand-in at BLAST Copenhagen.

At the same tournament, Soham "valens" Chowdhury had to stand-in for Golden, who was dealing with sudden health issues on the first day before competing again on the second. That turned out to be a long-term problem, as the in-game leader sat out the rest of the year while Cloud9 signed the Frenchman permanently and used the coach and ex-Fragsters member Ismail "refrezh" Ali at the last two events, ECS Season 6 Finals and BLAST Pro Series Lisbon, finishing last at the former tournament and third at the latter.

NiP belong to one of the teams who changed lineups shortly after the Major, even though the Swedes did not attend it and only went to cs_summit 2 in February, where a dead-last placing resulted in one of the core members, Xizt, getting cut. In his stead, Dennis "dennis" Edman arrived and took over in-game leadership, with the team making playoffs at three out of the next four Big Events.

At that point, Lekr0 became available after he was removed from fnatic, and NiP used that chance to make another switch at the expense of draken, who was put on the transfer list. The beginnings with the 25-year-old were slow, as NiP went out to Na`Vi and TYLOO at CS:GO Asia Championships in fifth-sixth place, and to Cloud9 and ENCE in last place at ESL One Cologne.

However, they then switched leadership from dennis to Lekr0 and made it back to the LAN portion of the Major cycle, winning the Europe Minor before going on a break in August. At the end of the month, the Swedes made their first top four at a Big Event at DreamHack Masters Stockholm before going to the Major itself. There, they advanced to the New Legends Stage with a 3-0 record, beating Astralis on the way, before eventually falling in the fifth round of that stage to MIBR.

BLAST Pro Series Istanbul followed, and NiP only missed out on a place in the grand final following a tie with MIBR, but they soon made up for it with a final appearance at the next BLAST tournament in Copenhagen. To cap off 2018, Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund & co. made another top four at ECS Season 6, but also bombed out of BLAST Pro Series Lisbon after losing to everyone but FaZe, ending the year on a low note despite many favoring the Swedish side to make another grand final appearance in the Portuguese capital.

SK round off our top-10 list after narrowly making it over North and NRG, with an up-and-down first half of 2018. The Brazilian side used João "felps" Vasconcellos at the ELEAGUE Major after bringing in boltz late last year, who, like his former Immortals teammate steel, was not allowed to play for another team at the first tournament of the year.

They still made top four, just as they had last time this situation occurred, when they had to field Ricardo "fox" Pacheco at the same event in 2017. But SK could not compete for titles anymore with their main lineup from that point on, placing third at cs_summit and top-eight at StarSeries S4 and Katowice, before eventually hitting rock bottom at WESG World Finals, which caused TACO to leave.

Instead of going with a Brazilian replacement, SK took a gamble on creating an international lineup with Stewie2K, and that made the team struggle with communication and go out early two more times, at DreamHack Masters Marseille and IEM Sydney. Eventually, they started making playoffs appearances again at their last Big Events under the German organization, while also winning a couple of small ones, Adrenaline Cyber League and Moche XL Esports, before making the switch over to the aforementioned MIBR.

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1236
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
408
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
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
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1611
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
960
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1464
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
863
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
United States Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1323
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1247
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
570
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
548
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
583
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
797
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1084
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
meh no vp
2018-12-31 21:13
Liquid #4 axaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-12-31 21:19
MIBR HAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHA
2018-12-31 21:38
Mibr and SK made it. Greatest era all time confirmed
2018-12-31 22:00
HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHA
2018-12-31 22:13
#216
 | 
Estonia BRAZlL 
Big? XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2018-12-31 23:49
#302
fer | 
Brazil LuGeNaru 
where's Big?
2019-01-05 18:32
Last news and first comment of 2018. GG, boys and girls
2018-12-31 22:27
#2
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
SK lul
2018-12-31 21:14
half year existed team > north and nrg LOL
2018-12-31 21:31
The graph is about average points gained from attended events so obviously SK does not lose any points from the second half of the year
2018-12-31 21:43
#226
NEO | 
Yugoslavia sotomonte 
fnatic>Sk LUL
2019-01-01 00:14
#3
 | 
Russia D1ma_ 
#1 navi #1 s1mple
2018-12-31 21:13
+1
2018-12-31 21:18
-10
2018-12-31 22:28
Delusional af
2018-12-31 23:03
It's a 2018 ranking, not 2019.
2018-12-31 23:24
gg
2018-12-31 21:13
#5
 | 
Denmark QBE_ 
Nice
2018-12-31 21:13
shut up
2018-12-31 21:25
+1
2018-12-31 23:25
#6
JW | 
Europe Stupid_name 
Ll
2018-12-31 21:13
Nice content
2018-12-31 21:13
#8
 | 
Europe Rablams 
Cool
2018-12-31 21:14
MIBR LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL
2018-12-31 21:14
Navi xxaxaxx
2018-12-31 22:05
#10
TACO | 
Portugal MSANTOS 
MIBR LEEL EZ
2018-12-31 21:14
Expected
2018-12-31 21:14
#12
 | 
Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Thank you HLTV, very cool!
2018-12-31 21:14
#13
 | 
Germany Surcal___ 
wtf is this
2018-12-31 21:14
#14
 | 
Norway AndersBreivik 
HOW THE F TELL ME HOW THE F LIQUID>>>>>>>>>>>NAVI>>>FAZE GJ HLTV 500 IQ ...
2018-12-31 21:15
clearly dont know what a year is
2018-12-31 21:16
#41
 | 
Norway AndersBreivik 
stfu bandera just look at liquid's achievements then talk to me
2018-12-31 21:17
Yes and won 0 big events and did not do that good at majors
2018-12-31 21:18
#126
 | 
France StickyRice 
NaVi's final at Major was pure fluke ... Pure luck, both Liquid and NaVi lost 15-32 to Astralis, basically it was about "playing Astralis as late as possible in the tourney". FaZe scored 24 or something rounds vs Astralis on the other hand. Liquid also had more solid Swiss phase than NaVi
2018-12-31 21:43
im talking about FaZe major
2018-12-31 21:47
#137
 | 
France StickyRice 
Ah okay my bad. But the Major NaVi reached the final, NaVi didn't play that well, especially in final they were really poor, shows how unlikely is the probability to see them win a Major with those players (or at least 4 of them in the roster)
2018-12-31 21:49
#210
 | 
Sweden HLTV_Member 
It's impossible to say who would win between NaVi, Faze and Liquid because those matches were never played. But to say NaVi was a fluke when they absolutely dismantled the quarter and semifinals teams is wrong.
2018-12-31 23:38
#244
NiKo | 
Finland FocusMen 
Lets just agree that EPICENTER was the game changer
2019-01-01 02:09
#47
 | 
Russia D1ma_ 
lmao 2 tournaments won and navi won 4
2018-12-31 21:18
#54
 | 
Norway AndersBreivik 
second places putin ?
2018-12-31 21:20
#74
 | 
Russia D1ma_ 
so ? 4 first places and 5 second >>>2 tournaments ( tier 2 and tier 3) + 6 second places Navi > Liquid deal with it
2018-12-31 21:23
#214
 | 
Brazil SecondKS 
+1 He is not have intelligence
2018-12-31 23:47
nice deutsch
2019-01-01 00:15
#215
 | 
Brazil SecondKS 
0/8. You dont know cs go basic
2018-12-31 23:48
#69
 | 
United States AproximateCS 
0 tier 1 wins oh yes. what incredible achievements
2018-12-31 21:22
#53
 | 
Slovakia iorveth 
Liquid won 0 tier 1 tournaments this year soo?
2018-12-31 21:20
Can't wait for you retards to be put in your place when twistzz is below guardian in the top 20
2018-12-31 21:57
in ur dreams
2018-12-31 22:28
Hey I was wondering what its like to have the IQ of a rock?
2019-01-09 20:55
#291
 | 
Canada Shadoww_ 
Probably true given GuardiaN has done so much to keep faze a float the past year after Eleague Boston.
2019-01-02 00:52
#15
VINI | 
Brazil Vstectity 
WOW MIBR AND SK <3 BRAZILIAN POWER
2018-12-31 21:14
#218
 | 
Brazil SecondKS 
For me north was Better than SK um this year. 1 big tournament and 1 tournament tier2, better than cyber league and moche esports
2018-12-31 23:52
north won 2 DH Open tournaments and 1 big event
2019-01-01 12:44
EZ 4 Astralis PogChamp
2018-12-31 21:14
top1 team jealous noobs
2018-12-31 21:25
#17
KSCERATO | 
Europe L1iMA 
Sk hahahahahahahahahah
2018-12-31 21:14
1st
2018-12-31 21:14
#63
 | 
Brazil Whillpull 
Not even close
2018-12-31 21:21
1 comment when i checked and rest is history.
2018-12-31 21:25
#19
 | 
Lithuania yungz0r 
2019 Natus Vincere will be top 1 team Mark my words
2018-12-31 21:14
LUL
2018-12-31 21:21
#70
 | 
Brazil Whillpull 
Natus VICEre
2018-12-31 21:22
No Major no era, Na’Vi will disband next year, Zeus retiring and S1mple leaving this shit team
2018-12-31 23:01
#204
 | 
Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
navi is done. they either kick zeus or simple leaves. whatever happens navi is done
2018-12-31 23:24
#308
 | 
Pakistan ^NewB 
either ur a retard or ur new to csgo
2019-01-20 17:11
#309
 | 
Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
ok , u are old to this game i know
2019-01-20 17:33
#20
 | 
Czech Republic Rewask 
nice
2018-12-31 21:14
#21
 | 
Brazil fuNNa 
MIBR TOP1
2018-12-31 21:14
nt
2018-12-31 21:25
Finally
2018-12-31 21:15
#23
 | 
Israel Vladi0z 
where is optic india hm
2018-12-31 21:15
#24
 | 
Russia M13f 
sk xD
2018-12-31 21:15
faze 4th and liquid 3rd
2018-12-31 21:16
#27
 | 
Poland Qrezy 
Where is VP? XD
2018-12-31 21:15
#29
 | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
Liquid is not 2nd, called it! hltv.org/forums/threads/1941014/being-2n..
2018-12-31 21:15
stfu
2018-12-31 21:26
#30
 | 
Finland Vkims 
No ence? lol Also sk and mibr????all time low
2018-12-31 21:16
#32
 | 
Italy Fil0Nerd 
LULQUID 6 SECOND PLACE OMEGALUL
2018-12-31 21:16
fair
2018-12-31 21:26
#34
 | 
Germany Einzberg 
What is SK doing here?
2018-12-31 21:16
Why sk and mibr consist of two parts of top? It is same team
2018-12-31 21:16
HLTV low iq
2018-12-31 21:22
Agree with you
2018-12-31 21:22
Maybe you should READ THE ARTICLE. Or stfu.
2019-01-01 10:37
How about you read the article? It's right in the first paragraphs
2018-12-31 21:25
#240
 | 
United Kingdom fal36 
+1
2019-01-01 01:26
Take this
2018-12-31 22:29
SK ?
2018-12-31 21:16
>muslim >friendly choose one
2018-12-31 21:26
riported
2018-12-31 21:34
MIBR #7 SK #10 nice ranking xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-12-31 21:17
Yo ok liquid #4 some bs but ok
2018-12-31 21:17
why
2018-12-31 21:20
#78
 | 
United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
how man pemier event did "liquid" won? the should be lower. overrated as fuckshould be below c9 actually.atleast c9 won a major
2018-12-31 21:24
Lmao everyone says C9's major win was a fluke until they shit on a team. Nt
2018-12-31 21:25
#88
 | 
United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
liquid don't even have that fluke win lol. lost to mouz with snax lol
2018-12-31 21:26
Lul Fnatic lost to Mouz at the same event
2018-12-31 21:29
#107
 | 
United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
but no one saying that fnatic second best team in 2018.They are below mouz this year. Its you who is saying liquid is top 2 without winning any events.
2018-12-31 21:32
I never said that Liquid was #2 either. I was mostly going off of the fact that throughout 2018 FaZe won 3 events and had worse overall placements than Liquid whilst Liquid also had 2 events themselves.
2018-12-31 21:35
#116
 | 
United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
Well faze won 3 premier events this year. Even Navi and Mouz won only 2 premier events. fnatic and c9 won 1 each.Liquid,mibr,nip didn't won any. Be thankful that hltv placed liquid top4.
2018-12-31 21:37
They didnt win any premier events but thats not all thats counted on this, so you cant just go off that.
2018-12-31 21:38
#199
 | 
Sweden ThorinEk 
Yes but obviously premier tournaments weighs heavier.
2018-12-31 23:17
That's not bs Faze was easily the best team in the world for the first part of the year, won another tournament in the middle of the summer, and another in the fall
2018-12-31 22:30
#43
 | 
France Minaax_ 
Wut astralis top 1 even if they beat Verygames...
2018-12-31 21:17
#44
 | 
Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
#ToTheStars
2018-12-31 21:18
#48
 | 
Turkey Piete 
SK hahaha drunk admins
2018-12-31 21:18
#76
 | 
Brazil m4ri 
cya 3 days
2018-12-31 21:24
#94
 | 
Turkey Piete 
no pls jonathan :(
2018-12-31 21:28
MIBR and SK logic HLTV :))))))))))
2018-12-31 21:20
+1
2018-12-31 21:21
Do you not know how to read?
2018-12-31 21:22
Mibr and sk are different organizations idiot
2018-12-31 22:30
#55
aslak | 
Finland SunMutsi 
There is a typo in appearences, in the astralis text
2018-12-31 21:20
why is SK and MIBR there tho?
2018-12-31 21:20
fan of fnatic lul
2018-12-31 21:27
great logic
2018-12-31 21:28
#238
 | 
Denmark resolut 
great reading skills
2019-01-01 01:15
didn't read at first
2019-01-01 01:34
#248
 | 
Denmark resolut 
great brain power
2019-01-01 02:32
Did you read the beginning of it??
2018-12-31 21:29
nvm, read it now
2018-12-31 21:40
Different roster? I guess (the core hadn't changed, but 2/5 is enough + coach)
2018-12-31 21:31
Nice list I have to say, cool new idea
2018-12-31 21:20
SK HAHA
2018-12-31 21:20
#60
 | 
United States Raptorial 
next year = liquid top 1
2018-12-31 21:21
ez VP 2019 <3
2018-12-31 21:21
MIBR TWICE LUL MIBR TWICE LUL
2018-12-31 21:21
#68
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
Mibr and sk on the same list lol
2018-12-31 21:22
#72
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Nice ninjas
2018-12-31 21:23
#73
 | 
Brazil fuNNa 
eZ4SK
2018-12-31 21:23
#77
 | 
Brazil m4ri 
kkkkkkkkk
2018-12-31 21:24
#75
 | 
Germany Windsz 
why SK and MiBR on top 10. they have the same core wtf
2018-12-31 21:23
+1 retardedness
2019-01-01 10:39
#81
 | 
Israel Pazu 
ez 4 NiP
2018-12-31 21:25
#86
 | 
Brazil Whillpull 
FaZe #3? Who did write this
2018-12-31 21:26
3 tier 1 events major grandfinal u need more ?
2018-12-31 21:27
rekt m8
2018-12-31 21:31
+999999
2018-12-31 21:31
You guys are so stupid
2018-12-31 22:32
So top 10 orgs of 2018, not teams.
2018-12-31 21:27
liquid #4 what the fuck admins
2018-12-31 21:29
expected
2018-12-31 21:30
nt prokda
2018-12-31 21:32
How did you not see that coming
2018-12-31 22:33
#98
 | 
World taco__ 
why sk???
2018-12-31 21:29
Well, 10-7=3. If sk remained sk they would be top 3. There's no arguments against epic logic
2018-12-31 21:30
#102
 | 
Finland Smoonah 
Navi haha
2018-12-31 21:31
#109
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
HLTV just teasing us it this point
2018-12-31 21:33
IMO 1.Astralis 2.NaVi 3.Liquid 4.Mouz 5.FaZe
2018-12-31 21:34
#239
 | 
United Kingdom fal36 
Flair checks out
2019-01-01 01:16
I mean you have to have mouz in the top5, there’s no team that I would replace them with, maybe switch them with FaZe.
2019-01-01 09:16
#269
 | 
United Kingdom fal36 
Faze were better than mouz in 2018 period They won more in big tournaments and were above mouz for the majority of the year Also mouz are already top 5
2019-01-01 12:28
I know mouz are in the top5, I’m just saying I’d put them at no.4 it might be biased I guess but I felt like FaZe fell off after the player break
2019-01-01 13:31
#113
sergej | 
Poland Noxize 
hahaah top 3 teams EU na sucks
2018-12-31 21:36
SK LUL
2018-12-31 21:36
2Ez4Astralis expected.
2018-12-31 21:37
liquid > faze
2018-12-31 21:37
Clown9 biggest joke of a team, from winning major to not even top5 this year
2018-12-31 21:38
#267
 | 
Germany AutiSimple 
didnt you read the article? the situation about the players kept changing (snake2k, tarik, ska stepping down, golden's health issue) made them inconsistent
2019-01-01 11:52
#121
 | 
France StickyRice 
Liquid > FaZe, more prizemoney and 3 more podium finishes. 1 more victory (and 4 less second places) isn't enough for FaZe
2018-12-31 21:40
3 tier 1 events major grandfinal Liquid won 0 big events
2018-12-31 21:42
#129
 | 
France StickyRice 
#126 though Understand your point but NaVi's final wasn't relevant at all. They had a shit easy bracket. Liquid was second best team after Astralis at Major, you can't say otherwise. Liquid was consistent at Major. NaVi wasn't as much.
2018-12-31 21:44
Keep dreaming
2018-12-31 21:47
#134
 | 
France StickyRice 
Keep dreaming to see s1mple win something really relevant with dead NaVi though.
2018-12-31 21:47
Some1 is mad that chocke Liquid is 4th won nothing LUL could not even win Bo3 againt Astralis something both FaZe and Na'Vi did
2018-12-31 21:50
#147
 | 
France StickyRice 
Astralis is Liquid's kryptonite. But despite (i have to admit) a slightly higher ceiling for NaVi than for Liquid, Liquid is a better team than NaVi, only because of NaVi's lowest level of play which is Tier 5 and they have it like one game out of 5 or 6 (happens on every event, if it happens twice in a row then NaVlul finishes 16th out of 16 teams, if it happens only one time then they start some run for the event).
2018-12-31 21:53
#150
 | 
Poland wiktorex 
Liquid also sucked vs astralis on major semis so what is the point saying that navi showed poorly vs astralis? Navi can win qith astralis liquid not
2018-12-31 21:56
#155
 | 
France StickyRice 
Yeah both teams were shit against Astralis during playoffs. Liquid won after OT against Astralis during swiss phase though. NaVi wasn't better than Liquid during that Major, to me, at all.
2018-12-31 21:59
Nah faze was the way more dangerous team throughout the whole year
2018-12-31 22:35
#125
 | 
Israel wetz 
Ez
2018-12-31 21:43
I personally would put SK and mibr together but I understand your point, I also think that Liquid had a better year overall but again FaZe great at the first half of 2018 great ranking nontheless
2018-12-31 21:43
1. Astralis 2. Astralis 3. Astralis 4. Astralis 5. Astralis 6. Astralis 7. Astralis 8. Astralis 9. Astralis 10. Na'vi
2018-12-31 21:44
LOL rigged list.... Major Champion Cloud9 #8... gg hltv
2018-12-31 21:45
What have they done since aside from blowing up the roster?
2018-12-31 21:50
Unpatriotic fake flagger burger
2019-01-01 09:41
That c9 run was amazing to watch, but the team fell apart immediately and hasn't really won anything since. Their new roster is looking good once golden gets back though.
2019-01-01 22:16
LIQUID >>>>> FAZE, NAVI LMAO
2018-12-31 21:47
#142
 | 
France StickyRice 
This. Liquid's average level is higher, so even if NaVi highest ceiling is a bit higher than Liquid's, due to NaVi's lowest level being that low, Liquid is definitely a better team.
2018-12-31 21:51
#149
 | 
United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
navi won 4 events and reached semi+ in 12/16 events. How in the world is liquid above Navi?
2018-12-31 21:55
#151
 | 
France StickyRice 
Liquid > NaVi head to head NaVi is only better than Liquid against Astralis who is Liquid's kryptonite. NaVi can play like a Tier 5 team every (or almost) event for one game or more (they had a 16th place finish in a tourney with some chinese teams - Starladder ?). NaVi's ceiling slighty higher than Liquid's. Liquid's average level > NaVi's NaVi's lowest level << Liquid's
2018-12-31 21:57
Yea, and Navi won way more 250K+ events cuz liquid won nonce
2018-12-31 22:04
#160
 | 
France StickyRice 
Yeah NaVi can win bigger events than Liquid, i admit. Liquid is more consistent/has more regularity than NaVi. Liquid really rarely loses to trash teams, NaVi can struggle/even lose to random teams almost every week.
2018-12-31 22:06
Yea, couch liquid lost to NRG twice in bo3, lost to gambit in bo3 Lost to North in bo3 Lost to big in bo3. So yea, and liquids first half of 2018 isnt that good, from january to may. From may onwards they were getting better. Faze and navi had the championships to prove it
2018-12-31 22:08
#165
 | 
France StickyRice 
Yeah you're right i'm probably short term memory biaised, because Liquid got better throughout the year, whereas FaZe became trash at the end of the year.
2018-12-31 22:09
#166
 | 
United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
We are not taking h2h anyway.We are taking results of whole 2018. If h2h results are taken fnatci should be above liquid and faze in 2018. Well thats not the case here. Navi reached finals of both starladders.Navi also won Cologne,Blast and Starseries 5. They also won t2 event CAC. All liquid has done is winning t2 events.They have worse record that Navi in deep finishes in tournaments. Navi's has 75% semi+ results. Liquid's has 72.2% semi+ results.Liquid gone out in groups 4 times. Navi gone out in groups twice. You can see the average level
2018-12-31 22:10
are u mad bro? every fucking comment about liquid and navi u are there... wtf
2019-01-01 12:47
Get your heads out of your asses liquid isn't that sick
2018-12-31 22:36
#143
 | 
Poland wiktorex 
Lul no
2018-12-31 21:51
without stronger teams i can always take 1st place in my yard. like a team shitquid.
2018-12-31 21:46
#136
 | 
Poland mamba99999 
expected
2018-12-31 21:47
#138
 | 
Brazil Giovanini 
MIBR arrived later guys so it's below deserved
2018-12-31 21:49
#144
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GL NiP
2018-12-31 21:52
ence is realistically top 10 tbh
2018-12-31 21:54
the squad raided Red Reserve
2018-12-31 22:02
Where is top 20 players?
2018-12-31 22:07
Where is bug? Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Can't be over one team who play less than half of the year Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-12-31 22:08
fck danks
2018-12-31 22:08
gg NAVI
2018-12-31 22:16
#172
 | 
Chile nachooww 
faze up?
2018-12-31 22:17
#173
s1mple | 
Ukraine Grs! 
GOD DAMN. WHERE IS TOP PLAYERS
2018-12-31 22:24
madlikewizards
2018-12-31 22:39
1.Astralis 2.Liquid 3.s1mpletronic 4.FaZe 5.SK 6.ENCE ez top.
2018-12-31 22:41
a good year
2018-12-31 22:46
#191
 | 
United Kingdom Kingcuz 
FAZE BEET LIQUID HAHAHAHAHA HLTV have no Idea what they are doing. SK AND MIBR ARE BOTH IN HAHAHAHAHA
2018-12-31 22:49
"As mentioned above, for this list we are using the term "teams" for team organizations rather than the cores of lineups, which is why SK and MIBR were considered separately"
2018-12-31 23:17
"beet" definetly fake flagger spotted..
2019-01-01 00:16
#193
 | 
Russia v0x1k 
faze 3 wtf. should be mid table yeah
2018-12-31 22:57
Astralis #1 what a joke
2018-12-31 23:16
SK AND MIBR GOT 2 POSITIONS, BRAZIL ERA CONTINUED ON 2K18 CONFIRMED
2018-12-31 23:17
the haters will cry so much in 2019,i dont wait for the full br lineup to rekt everyone like in 2017,the spot we deserve
2018-12-31 23:18
Sk ahahhaha
2018-12-31 23:23
Nothing unexpected. Just stating The obvious. Sk should perhaps go back to there original lineup :)
2018-12-31 23:25
#208
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United States f0xes` 
mibr and SK on the same list
2018-12-31 23:32
#211
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Hong Kong GoGirlAbbie 
M16R 7 OMEGALUL
2018-12-31 23:39
And sk on top 10 cry is free
2018-12-31 23:41
#251
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Hong Kong GoGirlAbbie 
cry is not free 0/8
2019-01-01 03:41
#213
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Namibia nawledge 
fnatic over c9? ha ha ha ha ha nice troll
2018-12-31 23:44
#224
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Brazil SecondKS 
Yes
2019-01-01 00:02
#221
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Brazil SecondKS 
North >>> sk=big=NRG=ence in 2018, my opinion
2019-01-01 00:02
SK and MiBR > Astralis LUL
2019-01-01 00:02
Happy New 2019 Year!
2019-01-01 00:07
#229
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
Mibr and SK in top 10 LUL
2019-01-01 00:18
sk omegalul played 3 months
2019-01-01 00:20
#231
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Brazil Mirekz 
Fallen and CO so good that they got into the top 10 twice, lmao.
2019-01-01 00:22
#232
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Ukraine Wok3r 
Sk and mibr loooool
2019-01-01 00:25
MIBR OMEGALUL
2019-01-01 00:40
you must be a retard to say "MIBR>FNATIC" or "liquid>Faze" these team didnt even win a single relevant tournament , especially mibr, they were dogshit all year and people suddenly act like they deserve a good spot after such a terrible year, gtfo
2019-01-01 00:58
Expected
2019-01-01 01:12
no top 20 players?
2019-01-01 01:12
Wtf liquid>>>faze and liq>=s1vi
2019-01-01 01:15
#242
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Netherlands @Deji 
Mibr and SK :D
2019-01-01 01:45
#245
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Ukraine SpyS 
Sk twofaced toledo
2019-01-01 02:15
#246
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China 10097b 
mibr sk lol
2019-01-01 02:24
Major winners #8 :(
2019-01-01 02:24
When is the winner of HLTV top 20 2018 announced? And who do you think it will be? Happy New Year everyone!
2019-01-01 02:46
#252
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
LMAO Liquid was #2 for sure...
2019-01-01 05:22
Mibr and sk together LOL
2019-01-01 06:04
#256
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Taiwan zhcwhite 
#3 Liquid #4 FaZe mibr & SK are different? wtf
2019-01-01 06:56
#259
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India Tritium 
A$TRALIS
2019-01-01 08:01
#260
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Singapore lunatx0 
whrs optic ind
2019-01-01 08:10
#262
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Brazil Collee 
Doesn't really matter. Astralis +9
2019-01-01 09:06
biggest missed opportunity of 2018: fallen to faze, autimatic to mibr -> stewie2k coldzera autimatic fer/felps tarik
2019-01-01 12:15
#270
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Portugal gazav 
Liquid > Faze this year, they should swap positions in the table.
2019-01-01 12:28
LMAOO are you retarded? 3 big event wins >>>>> 0 big event wins. Literally no amount of 2nd place or 3-4th place finishes can equal 3 big event wins
2019-01-01 18:23
look at the price money earnings and compare it with the other earnings ( salary, streaming etc). hahahah for the most players, the "athletic success" is completly irrelevant in terms of their earnings. no wonder why there are many players who care more about their person than team results. eSports officially has the same cancer like real sports
2019-01-01 14:33
#277
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
Good job mouz, I think they can target top3 spot next year.
2019-01-01 16:40
kk
2019-01-01 18:01
Good format, hltv
2019-01-01 18:04
to retards and idiots who think Lulquid > FaZe in 2018: Liquid has 0 big event wins, FaZe has 3. There is no amount of 2nd or 3-4th place finishes, or irrelevant tier 3 event wins, that can make up for that. Liquid should be #5 at best on this list behind mouz and fnatic
2019-01-01 18:26
#282
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
are u retarded , or stupid , or just 0iq?
2019-01-01 18:48
ok please convince med how winning absolutely no big events means that a team should place higher than a team winning three or even two big events? especially when a trash team like Liquid also enters a bunch of tier 3-4 events every year which skews their trophy stats
2019-01-02 07:48
mibr lineup is so good they appear twice on this list.
2019-01-01 18:54
mibr/SK is in the list twice morons
2019-01-01 19:17
2 difeerent orgvs and players u moron cant u see?
2019-01-01 19:54
it's the same team with 2 different players, so no.
2019-01-01 23:43
Thats the thing in beginning of 2018 sk was still there mibr came late
2019-01-02 01:34
it's the same team t ' s t h e s a m e t e a m
2019-01-03 01:40
DUDE ARE U DUMB , was felps or boltz in mibr tell me now , retard MIBR WAS FUCKING LATE in 2018 u retarded German
2019-01-03 02:20
same team
2019-01-03 02:25
Not worth it discussing with a retarded German that doesnt understand my point what I’m saying or why sk is in top 10 of the whole year , bye retard
2019-01-03 02:27
#287
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Finland ZesseX 
2019 = EZ4ENCE
2019-01-01 20:42
+1
2019-01-07 16:28
U know it was a shit year if one team is twice on the list
2019-01-01 23:49
#293
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Poland Marsholl 
Where's VP?
2019-01-02 02:01
Stewies so good hes on 3 of the top 10 teams.
2019-01-02 12:15
Brazilians are the GOATs, same team making top 10 twice.
2019-01-04 14:22
vP?
2019-01-05 06:50
Why Mibr have number 7 as best 10 teams and same time they are #4 about teams Ranking !!
2019-01-07 18:52
#305
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
6 danish players on top players OFF 2018, 6 out off 20 players,,,,,,,,,,4 danish teams on the world rank list,,,,,DANISH CS IS NOT HERE TO TAKE PART,,,,WE ARE HERE TO TAKE OVER
2019-01-09 17:24
Mibr and sk omegalul
2019-01-19 23:30
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