Team Ranking: June 2019 and EPC winner

We have updated our Global team ranking - powered by EGB.com - for June 2019, highlighted by increased competition in the top 10 ranks.

June saw a total of two Big events take place, the ECS Season 7 finals, where Vitality claimed the flaming trophy at the expense of FURIA, and the ESL Pro League Season 9 finals, where Liquid re-asserted their No.1 status to get just one point away from securing the Intel Grand Slam Season 2 prize. Adding to the list of LAN events for June are Moche XL Esports 2019 and DreamHack Open Summer 2019, where Windigo and OpTic hoisted the respective tournament trophies.

Liquid continue their outstanding form with a victory in Montpellier

Parallel to LAN on-goings, closed qualifiers for regional Minors took place, determining a list of participants who will be duking it out over the course of July in looks to qualify for the StarLadder Major.

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 July 1, 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
200
300
1000
-
2.
262
126
159
547
+1
3.
213
174
158
545
+1
4.
376
64
100
540
-2
5.
183
58
121
362
-
6.
158
88
112
358
+4
7.
123
128
102
353
+4
8.
129
102
95
326
+5
9.
101
128
72
301
+6
10.
91
86
91
268
+4
11.
117
54
94
265
-4
12.
111
86
58
255
-4
13.
127
35
86
248
-7
14.
104
47
53
204
-5
15.
82
47
47
176
-3
16.
24
83
27
134
+7
17.
29
70
21
120
-
18.
18
62
36
116
+3
19.
42
34
25
101
-
20.
34
32
24
90
-4
21.
10
53
25
88
+29
22.
8
66
14
88
+7
23.
12
58
13
83
+4
24.
13
56
14
83
+10
25.
21
39
16
76
-
26.
18
25
30
73
+17
27.
13
40
16
69
-3
28.
11
39
17
67
+4
29.
7
45
12
64
+1
30.
17
26
15
58
-12

Please note that the +/- gain on this table differs from our weekly rankings page, and it is related to the ranking update of June 3.

Astralis down to #4

June’s performance was of utmost importance to Astralis’ ranking position, and with underwhelming results amassed over the first month of the summer, the Danes were knocked down to fourth - their lowest ranking since April 2018. The team participated at the two Big Events of the month, crashing out of the ECS Season 7 Finals in the group stage following two defeats against a fired up FURIA before being sent packing by Liquid in the quarter-finals of the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals.

Astralis sustained disappointing results over the course of June

Despite the underwhelming month, the Danes remain level-headed and understand the road ahead and what it involves. Having accepted that the tournament break hindered their performance and status, Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander and company have their eyes set on regaining the No.1 spot, confident in their ability to do so. The upcoming ESL One Cologne will be a good gauge as to whether the team’s confidence is justified and whether they will successfully take steps to seize the crown that once warmed to their dome.

Na`Vi plummet to #13

Natus Vincere had an extended break from tournament play and have not been seen since the ESL Pro League Season 9 Europe second group stage, in Leicester. CIS' finest squad failed to qualify for the event in Montpellier, and with this result, rumours and speculations suggested possible roster adjustments.

It subsequently emerged that Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev would depart to assume the leadership of Winstrike, while young and hungry Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov would claim his spot on the Na`Vi roster, taking on an apprentice role under Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko. The roster adjustment and inactivity hit the team’s ranking hard, as the black and yellow colours fell from #6 to #13 in our rankings.

Na`Vi will debut their new roster in Cologne

From what can be gathered via social media and VLOGs, it would seem that the brand new Natus Vincere roster is coming together well, with synergy and morale levels at a high. The squad spent time bootcamping prior to the imminent ESL One Cologne 2019, a tournament that will give a strong indication regarding the state of the team and its competitiveness at the highest level.

mousesports & G2 breach top 10

Two new contenders enter the top 10 of our rankings in G2 and mousesports, who now assume #8 and #10. Previously at #13 & #14, respectively, the two sides demonstrated great play over the course of June, highlighted by a grand final run in their home country by G2 at the EPL Season 9 finals, and a semi-final exit at the very same event for mousesports.

G2's performance in Montpellier showcased an improvement in form

Prior to their run in Montpellier, Finn "karrigan" Andersen and his men had secured participation at the upcoming Europe Minor. Both showings indicate that the new roster is shaping up well, finding its way into international competition at a respectable pace. Should they have a solid showing in Cologne, mousesports could be looking at another leap in the rankings, this time edging closer to the top five.

As for G2, the Frenchmen will be taking a two-week-long break from LAN events, returning to action at the Good Game League 2019 on July 13-14 in Poznan, Poland. The likelihood of their ranking improving off the back of this tournament is slim, but another chance to rise will be granted come IEM Chicago 2019 later in the month. The individual form demonstrated by the team’s star players in recent times indicates a bounce-back for G2, something that has been missing for the roster for some time. If an upward trajectory continues, Richard "shox" Papillon and company stand a chance at returning to heights they took for granted in a distant past.

NRG & FURIA soar

Both NRG and FURIA have advanced four ranks above their previous positions, securing #6 and #7, respectively. Starting off with the Brazilian squad, FURIA had an action-packed June, when the team demonstrated an outstanding performance in London at the ECS Season 7 finals, famously besting Astralis in a best-of-one and best-of-three series, knocking the Danes out of the group stage of the event as a result. After qualifying for the Minor, the team had a slowdown in Portugal, where they fell to GamerLegion in the semi-finals of Moche XL Esports 2019.

As of today, the squad is the #1 Brazilian team in the rankings, surpassing their experienced compatriots of MIBR by a whopping five positions. This week, Andrei "arT" Piovezan and his men will be seen contending in Cologne, where they stand to further their position in the rankings provided they are able to produce anything comparable to their showings in Dallas and London.

FURIA's recent success has the community on the edge of its seat

NRG are in for exciting times and edge closer to their peak placement of fourth despite changing one player as Damian "daps" Steele made way for Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz. Over the course of June, the squad consistently demonstrated energetic LAN performances, making the playoffs at both ECS and EPL. Moreover, they qualified for the Americas Minor in convincing fashion after winning just two series.

With changes to their leadership and in-game setup, NRG are currently somewhat of an unknown entity. ESL One Cologne will serve as a good event to test the new system against top-tier opponents, and even if the usual playoff run is not achieved, the tournament will give the squad a good idea as to what needs to be adjusted in time for future tournaments, such as BLAST Pro Series LA and the Minor.

Pressure mounting on fnatic

The Swedish powerhouse witnessed a drop from #7 to #11 in our rankings after a month that saw them fall out in the group stage of the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals following losses to NRG and Heroic. On a more positive note, the team managed to qualify for the Europe Minor via the upper bracket of the closed qualifier and are set to fight for a spot at the next Major.

fnatic's showing in Cologne will be a crucial indicator of form

As per a statement from Jesper "JW" Wecksell on Reddit, roster adjustments are not a topic of discussion on the squad’s agenda, meaning the team will look to address issues internally instead of looking for an external fix. Set to participate at ESL One Cologne, fnatic are in desperate need of a morale boost, and based off previous iterations of the roster, nothing provides this better for the team than a tournament victory or, at the very least, some improved results.

Ancient secure first EPC Shooting Stars prize

Ancient are the first ever-roster to secure the EPC Shooting Stars prize after jumping nearly 30 positions in our rankings within a month, from 50th to 21st. The Swedish team have earned a seven-day bootcamp for a total of six people at the Kinguin Esports Performance Center (EPC), a premier European esports bootcamp facility located in Warsaw, through a partnership between HLTV.org and Kinguin.

Ancient are the first team to secure the EPC Shooting Stars prize

Fredrik "freddieb" Buö's team, who qualified for the Europe Minor and finished in second place at DreamHack Summer in June, could have even moved up further in the rankings had they not lost Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora to NiP - a departure that cost them a fair chunk of points.

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1542
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1515
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
501
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
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
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1385
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
973
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
483
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1467
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1186
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
931
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Ez
2019-07-02 01:01
#8
 | 
Finland ENCEL 
4 ENCE rip astralis AHAHAHA
2019-07-02 01:02
MIBR #12 LUL
2019-07-02 01:15
#23
 | 
Austria shaakeh 
ez :)
2019-07-02 01:16
BUG CLAN OUT OF THE TOP 30 Grande dia! 👍
2019-07-02 01:20
#28
 | 
Finland ENCEL 
They will be back once they win Cologne. jk AHAHAHAHAHA
2019-07-02 01:29
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk nice joke man +1
2019-07-02 01:38
#43
 | 
Brazil Brazil! 
nice try meu consagrado 👍
2019-07-02 02:14
Nice joke like m16r
2019-07-02 07:43
INDIA SCENE???? KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-07-02 18:38
At least not getting 16-0 at a major like noob m16r and 0-10 at blast pro too wtf disband 😎😎
2019-07-02 18:52
you can't get 16-0 when you don't have a scene and a team to begin with INDIA IQ?????? KKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-07-02 18:57
check wolves esl cologne 2014 india was there, in a major, still never performed as bad as m16r LUL
2019-07-02 21:30
OMEGALUL 2014 2014 2014 KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK IM DONE WITH YOUR IQ FORSAKEN /CLOSED
2019-07-03 01:37
Ez comeback to Mibr now that felps is gone. Not sure if Lucas will be a good fit but good luck to him. Anyways, rip astralis :p
2019-07-02 04:23
#49
 | 
India MihirX27 
The stars have fallen. *sadness all around*
2019-07-02 03:26
Ez4godsent
2019-07-02 01:02
#47
 | 
Europe Kermac 
Who?
2019-07-02 02:39
Cry
2019-07-02 07:53
#3
JD | 
Poland Banzanic 
cool
2019-07-02 01:01
#4
 | 
Romania kr1tex 
Just put vitality on the second place already
2019-07-02 01:01
Why? They haven't won or been in the final of any massive tournaments. They don't even deserve Top 5. Top 6 should be 1. Liquid 2. ENCE 3. 4. 5. 6. Vitality
2019-07-02 01:37
#32
 | 
Romania kr1tex 
On the previous rating they were 8 points away from the 2 place, now they are 2 points away from it, it's annoying me. You're delusional if u really think they don't deserve to be in top 5, go get a brain.
2019-07-02 01:40
What is their biggest achievement? Beating shitty Furia at ECS? Wow so good. Let me know when they win a big event like Dallas, or Cologne, or even make a major final. I don't dislike Vitality, but I'm also not a delusional fan boy like you.
2019-07-02 01:57
#36
 | 
Romania kr1tex 
You are delusional, how is Ence better than vitality lul
2019-07-02 01:58
Grand final at the Major? Grand final at Dallas? Losing the major to the best team in the world Losing Dallas to the best team in the world.
2019-07-02 02:01
#38
 | 
Romania kr1tex 
Well vitality actually beat the best team in the world
2019-07-02 02:02
You mean at cs_summit a joke of an event? An event that even NBK admitted didn't mean that much
2019-07-02 02:04
#42
 | 
Romania kr1tex 
"Ecs summit joke event" why did they even attend if it's a joke event? They lost the bo1, then they lost the finals (bo3). Maybe it's not Cologne or a major, but when u get to the finals u always wanna win.
2019-07-02 02:07
French fanboy lmao
2019-07-02 04:27
I have toa gree withkr1tex. Vitality should be top 5 by now! Beating shitty furia? Is fura shitty? Lol. You are delusional indeed. Go watch them play. A lot of firepower and very impredictable and adaptable tem. When they are loosing they almost find a way to adapt the strategies on the moment and comeback. Very resilient tem and very hard to beat. You can beat them but you’ll have to be on your best game.
2019-07-02 04:34
Can't even respond to the correct person. Get out of here MIBR fanboy.
2019-07-02 04:43
LOOL, just because I like Mibr doesn't mean I can't see cs go for what it is... Yes Mibr is playing like shit now LOL. Despite that, every thing I said was true... Furia is playing great and Vitality absolutely deserves top 5. Not top 2, but top 5 for sure
2019-07-03 12:31
1. It's still money and it's easy money at that 2. It's a chill event designed to just relax and hang out with other players
2019-07-02 04:43
I’m a fan of vitality so take it how you like but vitality has smashed a shit load of teams below their ranking and those teams are shit, upcoming or anything. Second of all vitality has yet to lose to ENCS and your argument of ENCE getting to the final in the major is a bit shitty since it’s more than 3 months ago and since then they only performed good in 1 or 2 tournaments so idk what the f you are trying to prove.
2019-07-02 09:47
#95
 | 
Spain MasterTovasko 
+1
2019-07-02 09:59
blast sao paulo, blast madrid, dh dallas, seems like it is 3 tournaments
2019-07-02 11:14
if you call blast a big and good tournament then you can call the tournaments that vitality won big as well so i definately dont count those. and they had 1 good run at DH dallas which i still dont count as a super big event. its like a medium event. if people use such arguments against vitality they should count for ENCE as well.
2019-07-02 11:28
#118
 | 
Romania kr1tex 
+1
2019-07-02 12:06
i dont count blast pro to big tournament
2019-07-02 15:41
then 99% of the ENCE achievements mean nothing since you made the same argument against vitality. ECS is for sure bigger than Blast so its 1:1 for vitality ence in tournaments and ENCE never beat Vitality.
2019-07-02 15:42
#99
Finland em8 
Ence has been consistently good since the major while vitality only has two events where they have played well.
2019-07-02 10:26
Indeed
2019-07-02 10:50
consistently on Blast Tournaments lmao
2019-07-02 11:28
#80
EliGE | 
United States Quazey 
+1
2019-07-02 07:20
#75
 | 
Lithuania microgam1ng 
Go suck to your gay kenys. Your Vitalijus is 4 short time like allways.
2019-07-02 05:28
#117
 | 
Romania kr1tex 
lul
2019-07-02 12:04
#64
ALEX | 
France MrWowo 
Ah, the Americans. It does not fly high
2019-07-02 04:46
Does it not? Liquid is #1 in the world. Meanwhile you're French. You surrender yet?
2019-07-02 04:47
#68
ALEX | 
France MrWowo 
So what ? I love Liquid but it's not the astralis era. They do very well but you have to understand that you are not invincible. Vitality has not proved anything yet, they can go down a bit or climb, it's a young team that went a little too fast in the top 5 and for the moment remains there. (Nbk said it many times, they have not proved anything yet)
2019-07-02 04:55
#73
 | 
Brazil yalamix 
+1
2019-07-02 05:16
#69
 | 
Myanmar ZywooScream 
Liquid #1 but losing to vitality 3 times xdddd
2019-07-02 04:55
#70
ALEX | 
France MrWowo 
4x
2019-07-02 04:57
Ence > vitality /close
2019-07-02 07:53
#88
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
France won 1115 battles btw
2019-07-02 08:49
#71
flusha | 
United States k3ar 
0/8
2019-07-02 04:58
#111
 | 
United States the_dukes 
fuck off French nigga... go get your ass wipe
2019-07-02 11:26
#119
 | 
Romania kr1tex 
Nah, imma wait for u to wipe it
2019-07-02 12:08
Kool
2019-07-02 01:01
#6
 | 
Finland EdiEz 
EZ4ENCE
2019-07-02 01:02
#7
mixwell | 
Spain 6Kiwi9 
What is ACHV?
2019-07-02 01:02
achievements
2019-07-02 01:12
What is achievements?
2019-07-02 01:22
Something you've never had.
2019-07-02 01:24
So is it good or bad?
2019-07-02 01:25
#51
 | 
India MihirX27 
Yes.
2019-07-02 03:27
You poor ignorant fool. You suffered your life never enjoying the sweet relief of unlocking achievements on the XBOX. When that green box popped it was like ecstasy. Kreygasm
2019-07-02 01:38
The irony of YOU calling anyone a "poor fool", just made my day. Thank you sir, I needed that.
2019-07-02 04:50
MIBR road to 30 LUL
2019-07-02 01:02
gz
2019-07-02 01:02
Expected
2019-07-02 01:02
#13
 | 
Brunei GucciLeIe 
Oh
2019-07-02 01:03
#15
 | 
Belgium Zehc 
C9 did +1
2019-07-02 01:03
#16
 | 
Turkey ozanoviski 
Ez big clan lmao
2019-07-02 01:04
#17
 | 
Russia Glihhh 
Goodbye astralis
2019-07-02 01:04
Astralis wtf?
2019-07-02 01:08
VITA GO OGG GOG
2019-07-02 01:13
Bad time to be an Astralis fan
2019-07-02 01:14
#33
 | 
Romania cyber8 
ASTRALUL
2019-07-02 01:50
#34
 | 
United States TrashPanda 
To think that if Astralis wasn’t so fucking dominant last year Liquid would have a streak that’s unheard of.
2019-07-02 01:55
knowing CS some random ass team like cr4zy would shit on liquid every time they met in groups
2019-07-02 03:27
unless of course Envy.us hadnt been so dominant.....then fnatic would have had the most insanely unheard streak
2019-07-02 07:05
#86
shox | 
France Aidentt2 
+1 if not for envy Fnatic streak would have been untouchable beyond someone's imagination
2019-07-02 08:15
Ez ENCE
2019-07-02 02:03
Anyone got a problem with this latest wanking?
2019-07-02 02:05
never thought i’d see vitality over ast in 2019
2019-07-02 03:26
#58
 | 
Indonesia Exodd 
How the mighty has fallen
2019-07-02 04:07
#72
flusha | 
United States k3ar 
And in the most pathetic way possible.
2019-07-02 05:00
#44
 | 
Indonesia epen 
Full brazilian team will dominated the world. #2019Joke
2019-07-02 02:23
"young and hungry boombl4" xaxaxaxa
2019-07-02 02:34
kektastic
2019-07-02 03:26
Vp will go into top10
2019-07-02 02:37
They can't even beat izako boars, snatchie 0-18 maker and oko 30 adr on 3 maps omegalul
2019-07-02 04:02
#53
 | 
Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
10-15 LMFAO hahahahahahaha rip
2019-07-02 03:43
HLTV rank is the most ridiculous thing. FaZe has done poorly lately and somehow jumped into top 5? What? Astralis does have a bit a hard time lately but they did make playoff just like FaZe and lost only to the eventual finalist FURIA. Yet they dropped below ENCE and Vitality who played nothing recently.
2019-07-02 03:47
#81
 | 
United Kingdom HG_J0X3 
Well at least vitality beat those finalist FURIA.
2019-07-02 07:28
#55
 | 
United States theory^ 
fnatic no longer T1
2019-07-02 03:48
#114
KRIMZ | 
Indonesia w8rloO 
Sad :(
2019-07-02 11:33
#56
 | 
Germany bVicious 
How tf is c9 on 25...they don’t even have a real line up atm
2019-07-02 03:52
#66
 | 
African Union mikecool 
All positions are so volatile these days
2019-07-02 04:49
#74
 | 
Indonesia tsokai 
How is c9 still in top30 lul
2019-07-02 05:24
#76
 | 
United States @phenomen 
EZ4ENCE ALSO NA #1
2019-07-02 05:39
ence gon be TØP one
2019-07-02 06:45
Forze #29 kkkkk
2019-07-02 07:18
#82
 | 
Bulgaria No_1One 
Big oof for astralis
2019-07-02 07:40
imagine showing someone this one year ago - na chokers number one, meme team 2nd and zywootality third LUL (same with nrg & furia as well )
2019-07-02 08:47
Vitality #3 LOL overrateed af
2019-07-02 09:01
Good for ancient!
2019-07-02 09:01
#91
 | 
North America GatorThePimp 
“while young and hungry Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov would claim his spot on the Na`Vi roster” Lmao “young and hungry” couldn’t describe Boombl4 any better. prosettings.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/..
2019-07-02 09:04
#98
 | 
Sweden Trkmag 
axaxaxaxa
2019-07-02 10:23
#92
nitr0 | 
Ukraine felzcsgo 
vitality top3, ok hltv 😂
2019-07-02 09:42
FaZeUP
2019-07-02 09:48
#97
 | 
Sweden Trkmag 
Ez for Ancient
2019-07-02 10:23
ENCE, nice! Also well played to Vitality, they're starting to show their potential.
2019-07-02 10:33
#101
 | 
Kazakhstan k4harman 
astralis looool
2019-07-02 10:45
nice
2019-07-02 10:53
If we compare the cashprice earned, i am pretty sur that will be totaly different
2019-07-02 11:04
#105
 | 
United Arab Emirates Brazek1999 
nice Ancient! Good move from HLTV and Kinguin!
2019-07-02 11:05
Fnatic should get flusha back. No flusha = no fnatic. Kick this bot xizt finally
2019-07-02 11:06
Blastralis
2019-07-02 11:06
#108
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Ence always been the real #2
2019-07-02 11:10
Ancient GL&HF in Warsaw
2019-07-02 11:11
Rip EZ4ENCE ... EZ2ENCE NOW
2019-07-02 11:34
#116
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
4STR4LIS hahahaha
2019-07-02 11:44
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