Team Ranking: February 2019

We have updated our Global team ranking - powered by EGB.com - for February 2019.

February was an exciting month for CS:GO fans all over the world as it hosted the 14th Major event in the existence of CS:GO - the IEM Katowice Major 2019. Viewers witnessed the culmination of months of hard work from the teams, with Astralis asserting their dominance in the grand final. As for LAN events outside of the Major, we saw the GG.BET Ice Challenge take place in London at the start of the month.

Astralis are the third roster in history to secure consecutive Major titles

In Katowice, history was made by Astralis, who became the third roster in the world to secure back-to-back Major victories, as well as the second squad to achieve a record of three total Major tournament wins. As for the GG.BET Ice Challenge, North walked away with their first tournament victory under the leadership of Casper "cadiaN" Møller, besting Natus Vincere in the best-of-three grand final of the $50,000 event.

Here's a summary of our 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.

Below is the current top 30 table as of March 4, 2019, which goes more in-depth into how the points are distributed – or you can check our special page, where you will be able to find the latest, weekly version of our ranking. You can see the lineup for each team by hovering over their name in the table.

RANK
TEAM
ACHV
FORM
LAN
TOTAL
POINTS
+/-
1.
500
186
300
986
-
2.
215
166
153
534
-
3.
245
92
127
464
-
4.
130
200
105
435
+8
5.
130
100
122
352
+3
6.
144
100
66
310
-2
7.
76
130
69
275
+6
8.
123
88
41
252
+2
9.
53
92
51
196
-2
10.
31
126
27
184
+4
11.
73
78
21
172
-5
12.
69
61
28
158
-1
13.
42
86
21
149
+9
14.
62
48
37
147
-9
15.
62
29
48
139
-6
16.
32
73
27
132
+1
17.
35
45
51
131
-1
18.
51
55
16
122
-3
19.
38
35
15
88
-1
20.
4
78
6
88
-1
21.
8
66
9
83
-
22.
5
71
7
83
+5
23.
17
47
7
71
+6
24.
5
54
11
70
-1
25.
8
52
7
67
+14
26.
22
31
12
65
+11
27.
25
28
10
63
+11
28.
7
40
6
53
+4
29.
1
52
0
53
+17
30.
3
47
2
52
-4

Please note that the +/- gain on this table differs from our weekly rankings page, and it is related to the ranking update of February 4.

Seeing as the Major had quite a few upset stories, some shifts in the rankings naturally took place, elevating teams that were prior in the lower echelons of the top ten to a higher status, and punishing some top teams who did not deliver. Following are some of the key stories from February's rankings shift:

ENCE and Renegades soar in the ranking

Both ENCE and Renegades had runs at the recently-concluded IEM Katowice Major that far surpassed any initial expectations that both pundits and fans had deemed possible.

Renegades were the first Australian roster in the history of CS:GO to secure participation in Major playoffs, having breezed through the New Challengers Stage with an astonishing 3-0 record, shortly followed by a 3-1 performance in the New Legends stage. Upon reaching the playoffs, the Aussies were beaten by MIBR, but spirits were still high due to their automatic qualification as Legends for the StarLadder Berlin Major. This performance netted the team a whopping boost in the ranking, going from 13th all the way to seventh.

ENCE breached top 5 for the first time in the organisation's history

ENCE took it a step further, not only coming back from a 0-2 record in the New Legends stage but also, upon reaching the playoffs, defeating Liquid and Natus Vincere, the No.2 and No.3 rosters in the ranking, to advance to the grand final, in which they would come up short against Astralis. This was an unprecedented performance from the squad, for which they were rewarded with a massive leap from 12th to fourth, an all-time peak for the organisation.

All quiet on the northern front

The top echelons of competition remain stationary, as numbers one through three retain the same ranking that they had in January.

Astralis maintain the same level of excellence that has effectively become synonymous with the roster. In Katowice, the team put itself down in CS:GO history as undeniably the best quintet to have ever graced the game. With three Major titles, two of them in a row, the Danes have immortalised themselves in the history books of the competitive FPS title, and the 450+ point between themselves and their closest suitor shows just how far ahead of the pack they are.

The Danish five retains their #1 position with ease

When it comes to Liquid, it could be argued that they had a lacklustre run at the Major, considering initial projections for the squad. Expectations were high for the North American squad, especially after they had won iBUYPOWER Masters over Astralis, but they shockingly came up short against ENCE in the quarter-final stage, raising genuine doubts over whether they will ever be able to dethrone Astralis.

In regards to the CIS side's performance, it seemed that a semi-final run was more than they had initially bargained for, particularly in the context of an interview we had conducted at the GG.BET Ice Challenge with the team's in-game leader, Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko, who mentioned that "it feels like we're treating the Major like just another event". Taking into account the seemingly negative mindset with which the team was entering the Major, a top-four finish and retention of third place in the ranking can be considered a net positive for the CIS squad, especially after they had failed to claim the title at the GG.BET Ice Challenge.

NRG out of the top 10

North America's next big hope, NRG, conceded their top 10 ranking following a lackluster performance at the Major. The team went from sixth to 11th, making them the third-best ranked North American representative, down from second.

Major run projections were optimistic for NRG, with many considering them to be serious candidates to breach into the New Champions stage. Contrary to this, however, the roster crashed and burned just three rounds into the New Legends stage, which was particularly shocking as the team had emerged unscathed from the previous stage, sporting a convincing 3-0 record.

NRG dropped seven ranks off the back of a lackluster Major showing and a roster change

Despite what initially appears to be a whitewash of an elimination, it should be noted that the two best-of-one games that NRG played were extremely close, while their elimination series against Complexity had two maps that went to overtime. Still, the team decided that the time had come to fine-tune the roster, replacing Jacob "FugLy" Medina with ELEAGUE Major Boston MVP Tarik "tarik" Celik, which also cost the team a fair chunk of points. The North Americans will look to redeem themselves later this month at the StarLadder Season 7 finals, held in Shanghai, China.

mousesports in free fall

The European mix of mousesports is currently experiencing what can only be described as a free fall in the rankings. The lack of active members, alongside the failure to qualify for the Major, meant spiralling from #9 to #15 - their lowest since December 2017.

mousesports are in tatters, hoping to reconstruct their roster post-Major

Down to three members in Robin "ropz" Kool, Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný and Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, mousesports have experienced a particularly rough patch in recent times. Once one of the most promising European rosters, peaking at #2 in the first half of 2018, they have found themselves lost since being eliminated from the Europe Minor.

Shortly after that event, coach Sergey "lmbt" Bezhanov and two members of the active roster, Chris "chrisJ" de Jong and Martin "STYKO" Styk, were moved to the bench, depleting the squad to just three active members. To this date, the German organisation has not found suitable replacements for the players or the coach, leaving the team's future up in the air.

Vitality continue upward trajectory

The French side had a formidable performance in the New Challengers stage of the Major, picking up a 3-1 record, and they twice came just one map away from qualifying for the playoffs, ultimately falling short against Renegades and NiP. A demonstration of form led to a ranking jump, elevating Vitality from 14th to 10th.

ZywOo and company have successfully secured a spot in the top 10

Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt's troops have climbed 11 places in the ranking since the start of the year, a sign that the team are clearly operating at a high level, proving early doubters wrong. Vitality will now turn their attention to the ECS Season 7 Pinnacle Cup as they look to secure a spot in the regular season tournaments before their next scheduled LAN appearance, at Charleroi Esports, in April.

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
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
958
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
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
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
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1041
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
648
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
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
Ukraine Sergey 'lmbt' Bezhanov
Sergey 'lmbt' Bezhanov
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.67
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.46
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.12
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
#2
Dosia | 
Brazil gu955 
F MiBR
2019-03-05 01:30
G2 TRASH XAXAXAXA
2019-03-05 01:31
#13
 | 
Sweden changrai 
Wtf men kennys((((
2019-03-05 01:33
#34
 | 
Spain JustNo 
astralis form 186 not 200 ok xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-03-05 02:02
AVANGAR > FNATIC omegalul
2019-03-05 02:55
Avangar: 1 step to play-off Fnatic: not even stepped through qualifier XDXDXD
2019-03-05 06:42
#89
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
yea
2019-03-05 07:02
#75
 | 
Finland coswell 
Noticed as well... ence 200, astralis 185. :D Losing to only liquid in one grand final and a map to renegades vs... ”ence’s run” which wasnt a 3-0 > 2-0’s run... :p
2019-03-05 05:24
#78
 | 
Nepal DiaZ1199 
I'm not 100% sure about it, but here's my take to why 185 to Astralis and 200 to ENCE; Astralis lost to Team Liquid in a BO3 (Not the closest loss) plus a map to Renegades. On paper, Astralis should stomp on Renegades, but they made it close. Hence, due to these, we could say that Astralis maybe wasn't at the best form before the playoffs (Yet still miles ahead of others.) However, ENCE beat teams they shouldn't have, which showed that they have increased their form and seemingly looked better. Thus, ENCE's form factor seems to be better than before ( in other words, better than expected) while Astralis's form was either just as expected or just a slight bit down (Before playoffs at the Major). Again not 100% sure but I'm feeling this is it.
2019-03-05 06:17
#104
 | 
Hungary Quta1y 
You are kind of right but astralis is expected to beat everyone by miles, so they'll never have a perfect form
2019-03-05 08:40
This ranking wouldnt work if you could get the highest form while already having most points.
2019-03-05 10:24
#120
 | 
Hungary Quta1y 
You can get it when you reach the top and stay there for a couple of months, not like years...
2019-03-05 11:12
#113
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
In matches considered for the form subranking, the highest ranked team astralis have beaten is MiBR whereas the highest ranked team ence has beaten is Liquid and NaVi. Im pretty sure that it is the lack of match wins astralis have against top 5 opponents that makes the difference. Ence have a win against #2 and a win against #3. Astralis only have a win against #5 and the current #4.
2019-03-05 10:36
#121
 | 
Nepal DiaZ1199 
Yep, another factor. Good point!
2019-03-05 11:14
#50
 | 
Other Fookin_Legend 
BUG #18 aaaaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-03-05 03:13
#14
 | 
Brazil Mirekz 
they won 18 points for making to the semifinals of a major xDD
2019-03-05 01:33
#35
NiKo | 
Brazil vChuck1 
Why the fuck astra doesn’t have 200 form
2019-03-05 02:03
ez4ence
2019-03-05 02:45
Maybe because they haven't played that many matches over the last 2 months?
2019-03-05 05:14
#126
NiKo | 
Brazil vChuck1 
Ya digg
2019-03-05 11:35
BUG #18 XAXAXAXAXXAXAXAXAX
2019-03-05 03:19
#3
 | 
Russia cush^ 
oh no nrg 11 :c
2019-03-05 01:31
ez 0-3
2019-03-05 01:59
#43
 | 
Albania JonZherka 
Ye but you got turok now
2019-03-05 02:17
#4
 | 
United States aust_h 
very epic
2019-03-05 01:31
#6
 | 
Sweden samjerxD 
wow ence :D
2019-03-05 01:31
#95
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
Hows ence 4th and navi liquid above them annd mibr 5th, probably wprst rank ever, if mibr win ast - they would win the major, hltv too stupid to understand?? Rank should be 1. Ast 2. Mibr 3. Ence/liq 4. Liquid/ence 5. Navi
2019-03-05 07:44
AHHAHAAAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHA
2019-03-05 08:23
Thats some proper logic my friend
2019-03-05 08:50
#107
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
mibr - astralis was way closer than ence astralis
2019-03-05 09:04
Flair checks out
2019-03-05 10:49
#133
 | 
Australia CaZeR01 
Flag/flair checks out
2019-03-05 12:14
Because Ence was second and obly notable thing mibr did was win renegades
2019-03-05 12:36
#140
 | 
Serbia NitrouZ 
If mibr had ences bracket they would get stomped by liquid so no chance to get to semis. matching with renegades was the luckiest thing they could hope for.
2019-03-05 13:25
MIBR seriously lucked out with the bracket. No way they would have beaten ENCE. Well... not "no way", but it's not something you can assume when you look at the teams ENCE beat (#2 & #3) and then the teams MIBR beat (#7 & #8 highest).
2019-03-05 22:08
#159
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
but mibr were closer to beating astralis than ence so they would probably also beat liquid in current state and navi
2019-03-05 23:05
No. That logic never works. Those matches are totally separate. Play styles are different. What works against one team does not work against another. If we go with "I think they would beat team x because they played better against team y" then we're only dealing with opinions and obviously a Brazilian is going to say MIBR and a Finn going with ENCE. Ranks are based on stats. They're not perfect but we don't have anything better. The truth is ENCE went further than MIBR and thus has better form.
2019-03-05 23:17
#163
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
well mibr didnt play #2 and #3 so u maybe they wouldve beaten them as well ?
2019-03-05 23:27
Exactly, maybe. But no data supports MIBR being #2. Data supports them being #5. All I'm saying.
2019-03-06 01:21
EZ4ENCE
2019-03-05 01:31
#20
 | 
Brazil igster 
+1
2019-03-05 01:45
+1
2019-03-05 14:06
mibr > liquid, navi, ence, but ok
2019-03-05 01:31
+1
2019-03-05 01:45
#21
 | 
Brazil igster 
+1, not ence tbh
2019-03-05 01:45
yes ence tbh
2019-03-05 01:46
#44
 | 
Albania JonZherka 
Not at all
2019-03-05 02:18
#74
 | 
Indonesia v1ctin 
Hahaha funny joke, if you think mibr can beat ence keep dreaming.
2019-03-05 05:15
#153
 | 
Europe Vallon2 
Keep dreaming, fanboy.
2019-03-05 18:18
Pog
2019-03-05 01:31
Lol fnatic
2019-03-05 01:31
#12
 | 
Sweden 404gfnotfound 
Rip 1000 points Astralis
2019-03-05 01:32
#23
 | 
Brazil igster 
ASTRALIS LUL CHOKERS
2019-03-05 01:46
0/8 bait
2019-03-05 02:00
3/3 in major finals.
2019-03-05 03:00
GODSTRALIS
2019-03-05 06:40
0/8 botstralis will choke in the end of 2019
2019-03-05 06:43
FAN OF GAMBIT FLAG CHECKS OUT LUL
2019-03-05 06:45
Nt gloryhunter, but 0/8
2019-03-05 07:03
Dont be mad just because you live en 3 World country FLAG CHECKS OUT HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA #TOTHESTARS
2019-03-06 06:34
1. Reported for nazi 2. Russian gdp:1300000000000$ Danish gdp:300000000000$
2019-03-06 08:30
Cry is free, danish homeless XDXDXD
2019-03-06 08:31
1. Astralis 40. Gambit 3world russia
2019-03-06 18:36
Cry more
2019-03-06 19:58
Xxxd lul
2019-03-06 20:10
Cry is free
2019-03-06 20:38
#154
 | 
Europe Vallon2 
0/8, dumb favela
2019-03-05 18:18
complexity +11 OMEGALUL best joke of 2k19
2019-03-05 01:34
#16
 | 
Denmark MetatronKbh 
ASTRALIS,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
2019-03-05 01:35
Ez ENCE
2019-03-05 01:35
#18
 | 
Serbia GODKipato 
GODstralis
2019-03-05 01:37
#24
 | 
Netherlands @Deji 
Ence: #4
2019-03-05 01:46
#25
 | 
Brazil igster 
ez4ence
2019-03-05 01:46
6 months later Ence - nowhere to be found O M E G A L U L
2019-03-05 01:48
#93
 | 
Finland santedek 
Ence will win major before pimple
2019-03-05 07:41
#135
s1mple | 
Germany psymax 
treating s1mple as a team is giving him respect lul
2019-03-05 12:26
They haven't though. Lmao cry is free
2019-03-13 23:25
what is FORM?? ENCE no1 FORM??
2019-03-05 01:49
form is the number of map wins over the last 2 months, with online wins counting less than offline wins. since ence played in the minor and the challenger stage, they have more wins than astralis.
2019-03-05 04:11
#114
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
It would be more accurate to say wins against higher ranked teams and not amount of wins. Ence won against 2nd and 3rd, astralis won against 4th and 5th.
2019-03-05 10:40
thanks!
2019-03-05 11:33
for the hltv rankings it doesn't matter who you win against, only that you win. so no, it wouldn't be more accurate.
2019-03-05 16:06
#151
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
On this one you're wrong. The explanation clearly states that it is based on a teams recent form over the past 2 months which is why it is called just that. Form indicates how well a team is playing compared to others not how many times they played. Form isnt based on quantity but rather on quality. "The state of a sports player or team with regard to their current standard of play."
2019-03-05 16:31
you can quote dictionary definitions of form all you want, but the form category on hltv contains the sum of all offline and online wins, the opponent's rank is at no point factored in.
2019-03-11 16:07
#176
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
So your argument is that hltv is retarded and don't understand basic english? Nice one.
2019-03-11 16:12
#28
NiKo | 
France sklamx 
astralis points : 500 + 185 + 300 = 986???
2019-03-05 01:53
#40
 | 
Myanmar xdcc 
Extra point for being Danish
2019-03-05 02:11
#117
 | 
Denmark MeToxi 
Ence 131 + 200 + 105 = 435? Astralis so good that they steal points from the other teams.
2019-03-05 10:42
rounding errors. the decimals aren't shown and add up to 1 extra.
2019-03-05 16:07
#29
 | 
Denmark Zorrondo 
how the hell north still in top 20 ??? what a joke
2019-03-05 01:58
It is only cuz they won that one event where navi played too, if they were bad there they would be gone :D:D.
2019-03-05 02:03
#30
France Dov 
Sad to say this but ence won't repeat this performance
2019-03-05 01:59
#37
 | 
Finland HATER_OF_ENCE 
Also ence wasnt meant to be in the playoffs of the major, let alone beat navi and liquid Nt tho
2019-03-05 02:04
how? they bonked the tards that dared confront them and then shat on liquid and destroyed the s1mple boi
2019-03-05 02:46
#53
 | 
Finland HATER_OF_ENCE 
And? Did u even read the conversation? I was trying to defend ence here, as the french low iqer said that ence wont perform well after major, i said that people said that ence wont win navi, wont win liquid wont go to major playoffs and still they did Im so fuxking annoyed that i have to explain you this holy fuck jävla stor förbannad nu assåå för helvete wtf dude im truinf to enjoy my morning
2019-03-05 03:56
#162
France Dov 
That's one salty boi right here
2019-03-05 23:22
#94
 | 
Finland santedek 
Atleast they will always be better than vitality
2019-03-05 07:42
You mad french batonk because ENCE is 5x better than G2
2019-03-05 13:45
#155
 | 
Europe Vallon2 
We'll see.
2019-03-05 18:26
#161
France Dov 
Yes we will. Was just a one shoot trust me
2019-03-05 23:21
#36
 | 
United States oll3m 
So ENCE defeated NAVI but did not surpass them in the ranking but somehow surpass MIBR that only got defeated by number 1 in a much close game? makes no sense to me. Ence top 7, if all to respect, you guys are being so much result orienteded.
2019-03-05 02:03
#38
 | 
Finland HATER_OF_ENCE 
Lol unexpected from an american, in all of your major sports leagues (nhl, nfl, nba, mlb) only the winners will be credited. Only the result will matter. Fakeflag?
2019-03-05 02:05
#76
 | 
Brazil Heus 
+1 exacly
2019-03-05 06:00
So you are basically saying that they should be 2nd since they beat Liquid but at the same time shouldn't surpass MiBR? LUL
2019-03-05 06:20
#39
 | 
Myanmar xdcc 
ENCE higher form than astralis 😂
2019-03-05 02:10
yeah that is pretty funny :D. In case someone wonders how can that even be, Astralis hasn't beaten any top 3 team while ence has beaten both top 2 and top 3 teams in important series, unluko moment for astralis I guess xdddd
2019-03-05 02:17
no. in the form category there is no opponent score, it doesn't matter who you win against. it's simply the sum of all wins and since ence played all the way from the minor, they have more wins.
2019-03-05 04:07
to what u base this on?
2019-03-05 04:16
the amount of points the teams got during the challenger and legend stage over the last 5 majors. i made a graph for the hltv rankings 3 years ago that i update every week. i closely monitor the points and i studied math, so i understand how the rankings work in general, but i would love to get my hands on the formula hltv uses. i know what variables they use, but i don't have the exact values.
2019-03-05 04:34
I see, I guess that could then actually be the case, so I guess it then just would matter only what event you get those wins on? As seems winning maps lower level events nets u almost no points anyway.
2019-03-05 04:38
could be, but i don't think so. as far as i can tell, all offline wins count the same. online wins however count way less (something like 20%, don't know the exact number). the reason why low level events seem to give less points is because they're mostly 8 team events, so less maps are played. for example, to win a dh open you only need 6 maps, while astralis won 10 maps and ence won 14 maps this major. and you have to remember that those map wins are only for the form category, which is 200 points max. most of the points come from the lan and achievement categories and in those categories $250k+ events give way more points than the small ones.
2019-03-05 04:58
Hmm I see, BTW why I thought there surely would be more to form ranking is that to create ranking system originally they worked with the person who created this blog: hltv.org/blog/10435/csgo-team-ranking-au.. Seems he had great amount of variables how form ranking was counted which I thought was still roughly same tbh, anyway pretty weird to me if they indeed deviated away from your opponents mattering, one would think it to be one variable you would like to take in count to extrent at least when considering team form, not like only beating bunch tier 2 teams should be as good as if u beat astralis also.
2019-03-05 05:06
looks like that blog is from a enthusiastic fan, not a staff member. notice that he uses 3 months for the form category, not 2. and that he only uses lan tournaments with $40k+. i don't know if they ever used that system, it seems more likely that they used his system as inspiration and then built their own. i agree that the ranking has flaws, like the opponent not mattering or the fact that a top10 team being at an event gives all attending teams more points independent of them actually playing against that top10 team. but for now it's all we have.
2019-03-05 16:03
Astralis lost ibuypower maybe thats why
2019-03-05 08:50
hltv ranking is sucks +200 points for meme trash.
2019-03-05 02:14
#96
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Finland santedek 
Mad cuz cis scene is trash?
2019-03-05 07:45
#156
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Europe Vallon2 
Russia lmao
2019-03-05 18:31
#45
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Argentina Inetero 
omg ENCE :D
2019-03-05 02:41
#52
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Finland Smoonah 
EZ4ENCE
2019-03-05 03:47
ence ---- FAIL......remember
2019-03-05 03:56
#55
BnTeT | 
United States oddinary 
Fair rankings +1
2019-03-05 03:58
#56
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China LeBronGames 
Tyloo and Vici performed better than Furia at Major qualifiers but Furia ranked higher? talk about bias
2019-03-05 04:00
#58
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
May I ask how the fuck ENCE have 200 form instead of Astralis when Astralis just EZ them with perfect form?
2019-03-05 04:11
ence had the tournament of their life whereas astralis might not even be as good as they were when they won grandslam
2019-03-05 04:15
#80
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Nepal DiaZ1199 
I'm not 100% sure about it, but here's my take to why 185 to Astralis and 200 to ENCE; Astralis lost to Team Liquid in a BO3 (Not the closest loss) plus a map to Renegades. On paper, Astralis should stomp on Renegades, but they made it close. Hence, due to these, we could say that Astralis maybe wasn't at the best form before the playoffs (Yet still miles ahead of others.) However, ENCE beat teams they shouldn't have, which showed that they have increased their form and seemingly looked better. Thus, ENCE's form factor seems to be better than before ( in other words, better than expected) while Astralis's form was either just as expected or just a slight bit down (Before playoffs at the Major). Again not 100% sure but I'm feeling this is it.
2019-03-05 06:20
You are HLTV admin. Why don't you know? Reported for fake admininship
2019-03-05 06:53
#98
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Nepal DiaZ1199 
You know, people who act like they know everything, are usually fake. Surprized you won't take honesty as an answer. Oh well.....
2019-03-05 08:08
#99
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
Ty for response mr senior admin I guess I think of a form category differently as which team is currently the best instead of which team is in better form than usual at the moment
2019-03-05 08:21
Fair and decent reply. Only i do wonder the logic behind it, im not looking for a discussion, but if its true what you say, why aren't the map losses that ENCE had, not taking into account? I mean its amazing what they did, but looking at form wise they were losing against BiG before that legendary run came into play.
2019-03-05 11:28
#124
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Nepal DiaZ1199 
Yep. But that's where the weight comes. When they lost to BIG, I'm pretty sure that BIG was still higher ranked. So, they lost to a team higher ranked than themselves but won against multiple teams way-way higher ranked. So, the points lost is much less than the points gained, resulting in a positive outcome.
2019-03-05 11:31
Mouz better than BIG, BIG LOSING TO THREE PLAYERS OMEGALUL
2019-03-05 04:17
hltv ranking sucks.
2019-03-05 04:21
rofl EZ4ENCE
2019-03-05 04:25
Ence O_o
2019-03-05 04:33
#66
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
ez4mibr
2019-03-05 04:33
#69
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan zFaR 
Hello, Suggest next system: 2 groups with 8 teams that are seeded by HLTV rankings. each team plays other team BO2, and winner gets 16pts and team that lose will gets points same amount the rounds they win. These BO2 can be with or without first two bans. it will make 112 matches for the group stage. (each team plays 7 BO2) the best team of each group picks 3rd or 4th team from the other group and that is seed for the legend stage. Final can be played BO5 as there is only one match that day. By this system we will really see who is stronger and players would have same time amount for the rest before legend stage.
2019-03-05 04:45
#84
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Europe lalt 
That's the most retarded suggestion I have ever read on HLTV. Gratz.
2019-03-05 06:42
#118
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Germany Mooriix 
only good idea is final BO5
2019-03-05 10:43
#70
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Europe xvideos69 
lmao meme trash
2019-03-05 04:48
Fan of trash talking lol
2019-03-05 07:05
#77
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Oceania nobrac 
How is astralis total 986.. when.. 500 + 185 + 300 = 985 ? Alot rnt adding up.. ie: ence.. faze.. am i missing something or is it just add up the three columns?
2019-03-05 06:05
#109
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Denmark Nastyniick 
Extra point for being Danish :D
2019-03-05 09:12
#81
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Lithuania MazylisCSGO 
Wait, what??? How sprout managed to get more + points than ence?
2019-03-05 06:33
#82
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Poland Kotowsky 
those +/- points are about position change it is much easier to rank up from bottom positions (look at overall points differences)
2019-03-05 06:39
#92
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
AU team in the top #10. We've come a long way boys #YTB
2019-03-05 07:30
500 + 185 + 300 = 986? Do you even math HLTV
2019-03-05 07:56
#102
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Denmark Menterx 
+1! was thinking the same :)
2019-03-05 08:26
#110
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Oceania nobrac 
#77 Faze & ence dnt add up either.. prev post.
2019-03-05 09:57
#111
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African Union mikecool 
there must've been a decimal place somewhere there and they rounded up xD
2019-03-05 10:17
lol fnatic losing 9 rank just for ONE bad tournament and ENCE top 4 for one fluke result, lets be real for a second youre delusional if you think things will keep on being like this in the upcomming months
2019-03-05 08:24
#103
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Finland gouca 
Rankings have to live. This was a month-long major tournament with all the top teams. It's not like they're crowning anyone permanently - only providing momentarily sitrep of team performance.
2019-03-05 08:38
+1
2019-03-05 09:10
Fnatic 0-3 in minors vs shit teams
2019-03-05 11:26
#128
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Finland f0pZ 
why u say fluke? they have played good at least for 6 months now..
2019-03-05 11:40
Who is delusional here? Think again
2019-03-05 12:41
get back there after a couple of months kid, just stating a fact there, stop getting overexcited after one fluke results, it happend many times and yet people still get caught into this
2019-03-05 14:00
how old are you?
2019-03-05 14:28
I have a feeling Big will go back to 30ish in the next months
2019-03-05 10:40
#116
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Germany Mooriix 
yeah :c
2019-03-05 10:42
#127
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Finland f0pZ 
EZ4ENCE, nice boys
2019-03-05 11:39
so happy for ence <3 #EZ4ENCE #GODALLU
2019-03-05 11:40
#130
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Poland eGirl 
well deserved ENCE
2019-03-05 11:46
#131
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France bjjthibz 
Vitality top 10, for such a recent team i'm really glad they made it to top 10 ! I hope they will continue like this and their new objective is top5, which will be kinda hard but still possible imo.
2019-03-05 11:57
#132
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China Wh1plashzz 
500+300+185=986? na math confirmed
2019-03-05 12:02
#134
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Australia CaZeR01 
Ez for the bois
2019-03-05 12:16
hahaahaha ence 4
2019-03-05 12:36
optic not on top30 lol deserved
2019-03-05 14:28
#146
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Poland Hell2k 
where is vp lul
2019-03-05 15:09
Ghost should be -10 lul. NRG out of top11, deserved.
2019-03-05 15:51
#152
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World Nydhogg 
North OMEGALUL how are they even in top20?
2019-03-05 16:36
Well done ENCE!
2019-03-05 22:25
EZ4ENCE
2019-03-06 08:30
Epic... ENCE #4 TOP 4. Feels good man. Rockin and a rollin'.
2019-03-06 19:34
#171
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Slovakia GTRPRO 
fazeUP top#1 will be top1 again
2019-03-06 19:35
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