Team Ranking: November 2019 and EPC winner

We have updated our global team ranking — powered by EGB.com — for November 2019 and announced the winner of this month's EPC Shooting Stars prize, awarded to the best climber inside the top 30.

November brought a large variety of LAN tournaments, from the regional eXTREMESLAND Asia Finals to the middle-of-the-field DreamHack Open stops in Atlanta and Jönköping, all the way up to the biggest events of the month in IEM Beijing and ECS Season 8 Finals, where teams tend to make the most headway in the rankings.

Astralis are back at the top after a dominant run in Beijing

The top end largely remains similar from October, with the top-four teams shifting a spot upward or downward, as Astralis reclaimed their crown from Evil Geniuses on the back of their IEM Beijing win, while 100 Thieves have entered the top-five thanks to a runners-up finish at the Chinese tournament. Further down, TYLOO, GODSENT, and Spirit have made big strides, jumping into the top 30.

Below is the current top 30 table as of November 4th, 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
+1
2.
360
137
192
689
-1
3.
413
110
128
651
+1
4.
235
147
228
610
-1
5.
161
147
156
464
+3
6.
166
152
110
428
+3
7.
221
63
122
406
-2
8.
143
112
80
335
-1
9.
154
89
79
322
+2
10.
160
51
70
281
+4
11.
133
35
107
275
-5
12.
120
88
61
269
+3
13.
111
79
61
251
-3
14.
111
52
73
236
-2
15.
85
82
49
216
-2
16.
59
62
49
170
-
17.
34
93
27
154
-
18.
51
58
34
143
-
19.
45
52
37
134
+1
20.
40
61
26
127
+15
21.
24
61
26
111
+12
22.
38
51
15
104
-1
23.
22
27
43
92
-4
24.
21
41
23
85
-1
25.
19
25
24
68
-3
26.
7
51
4
62
-2
27.
11
30
16
57
-2
28.
4
47
5
56
+2
29.
4
48
0
52
+10
30.
4
40
6
50
-2

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

Astralis back on the throne with maximum points

After a brief period at the end of October that saw Astralis fail to win a title three events in a row and concede the No.1 spot to Evil Geniuses, the Danes returned to reclaim the throne as they went back to winning ways at IEM Beijing. In China, they looked as amazing as ever with one of the most dominant runs we have ever seen and secured the No. 1 spot again on the following Monday.

Back-to-back titles put Astralis at maximum points

As the month came to a close, Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's squad traveled to the other side of the globe to the ECS Season 8 Finals and added another trophy to their cabinet (when it gets out of customs, anyway), defeating all of the other top-four teams in the process in fnatic, Evil Geniuses and Liquid, to solidify their spot at the top and maximize their points at 1,000 — an amount they had not had for over six months (April 29).

Redemption stories for 100 Thieves and ENCE

100 Thieves had already shown improvements before their move to the North American organization, culminating their time with Renegades with top fours at the StarLadder Major and StarSeries i-League Season 8 in October, but the team was still missing a grand final appearance at a big event.

Aaron "AZR" Ward's men crossed that bridge immediately after siding with Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag's organization at the beginning of the month. Making it to the final at IEM Beijing with wins over ENCE and Vitality before the behemoth of Astralis stopped them at the last hurdle, 100 Thieves earned a place in the top five for the first time since early April.

100 Thieves are back in the top five

On the other hand, ENCE's rut dating back to the addition of Miikka "suNny" Kemppi in September carried over into November, as despite an entire month's worth of preparation the Finns couldn't make it past the Australian squad on two separate occasions and barely beat ViCi in Beijing, suggesting they still had ways to go before their new lineup could reach the former's glory.

The CS:GO Asia Championships, two weeks later, marked an important milestone in the ENCE camp, however, as they won their first series against top-20 teams, beating mousesports and MIBR en route to their first appearances in playoffs and a grand final, in which they ended up falling at the hands of Finn "karrigan" Andersen's side in the rematch to conclude the Chinese event in second place. Having dropped out of the top-ten in October, the Finnish squad are on the way to recovery at No.10.

Na`Vi reach new lows

November was a quiet month for Natus Vincere, who attended just one event, BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen - featured in the October monthly ranking. The Russian team lost 100 points in the last month and now lie in 14th place - their lowest rank since December 2017.

Na`Vi are almost outside the top 15 after a slow month

Na`Vi will have two more chances to right the ship and end the year on a positive note. First, they will attend the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals, where they must survive a group featuring FaZe, MIBR, fnatic, Evil Geniuses and 100 Thieves. Then, they will take part in EPICENTER, where they will try to win the title they lost to FaZe at last year's event. After spending the first half of the year inside the top five, Na`Vi have been on a downward spiral and it is hard to see light at the end of the tunnel.

Huge strides from GODSENT

Skipping over to the top 20, two teams around that mark made massive strides over the course of November. Firstly, it's GODSENT, who had been trying to break into the top 30 unsuccessfully for months under the NoChance and SMASH banners but could only do it in November, after making the Swedish organization their new home.

Going undefeated at WePlay! Forge of Masters Season 2 Finals, Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend's men clinched their first international title to smash their way into the top 30, and at the end of November they added a semi-final finish at DreamHack Open Winter, peaking at No.21 for the time being.

EPC winner: TYLOO secure Shooting Stars prize

Although very impressive, GODSENT's jump from 31st to 21st place was not enough to claim the EPC Shooting Stars prize because TYLOO outdid them with a 15-spot climb to the 20th place as the most-improved team of November, winning a seven-day bootcamp for six people at the Kinguin Esports Performance Center in Warsaw, Poland.

TYLOO shot up to 20th place despite a tough start in November

The Chinese side had been struggling to make their mark, a trend that continued during the first week of November, when Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand & co. couldn't challenge Vitality or Evil Geniuses at IEM Beijing. However, later in the month they enjoyed success with a regional win at eXTREMESLAND Asia Finals and, more importantly, an impressive run at CS:GO Asia Championships, where TYLOO barely missed out on the grand final due to a huge comeback from mousesports after taking down G2 and MIBR.

Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
865
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
717
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.15
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1563
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1262
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
ASTRALIS GOD TOP 1 but imo EG and Liquid shouldn't be in the top 3.
2019-12-02 21:01
#2
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Slovakia VladO.  
boomer
2019-12-02 21:00
Easy for TYLOO
2019-12-02 21:04
#76
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Bulgaria No_1One 
+1111
2019-12-03 07:04
EG is a joke.
2019-12-03 07:07
Men
2019-12-02 21:00
mens)))?
2019-12-02 21:04
This guy is too fast its not even fun to try to get #1
2019-12-02 21:05
i was really late this time because 10 sec cooldown
2019-12-02 21:06
men I did what u recommended me, clicked on it immediately as I saw it and you already made a comment
2019-12-02 21:07
i saw it on hltv main page
2019-12-02 21:16
so the notifications are always late? or was this just an exception
2019-12-02 21:09
Exception i think, usually Jonathan E. is faster.
2019-12-02 21:16
aight ty btw dont u wanna edit ur comments before somebody copies ur strat
2019-12-02 21:10
Good idea even though competition is good 😎
2019-12-02 21:15
nt, Liquid is top2 for sure
2019-12-02 21:01
XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2019-12-02 21:21
Who is top2 then? Liquid has beated EG and fnatic
2019-12-03 13:36
#56
 | 
Denmark Cleandog 
Yep, well at least top 5-10
2019-12-02 22:23
#9
 | 
United States Vollizie 
no one cars bout baitzera opinion
2019-12-02 21:02
#28
 | 
Australia Shlapsham 
What teams would you put above them then
2019-12-02 21:09
Astralis > Faze > fnatic
2019-12-02 21:09
#55
 | 
Switzerland ShadowRaze 
Haha FaZe good joke.
2019-12-02 22:20
#64
NiKo | 
North America Ev1s 
Faze is in great form right now just beat #2 EG in 2 best of threes
2019-12-02 23:26
#75
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Only won blast and got 32-2 by astralis deserve 2nd place nice joke
2019-12-03 05:34
#83
NiKo | 
North America Ev1s 
Lol didnt say faze was number 2 was saying eg certainly isn't
2019-12-03 15:50
Many teams have beat them , doesnt make them#2 if the achievements arent there
2019-12-03 08:04
#66
 | 
Australia Shlapsham 
yeah nah faze havent done anything if fnatic keep up their current form then yeah
2019-12-02 23:51
Liquid maybe yeah. EG certainly not.
2019-12-02 21:53
#70
INS | 
Australia CLEGGY 
Agreed 100 thieves #2 Faze #3
2019-12-03 01:30
Is your name germany destroyed brasil? (1-7)
2019-12-03 07:43
deserved 1000points
2019-12-02 21:01
#57
 | 
Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2019-12-02 22:24
#5
 | 
Netherlands poeya 
Ence in top 10 what a joke
2019-12-02 21:01
#8
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
SO EZ
2019-12-02 21:02
#12
 | 
Finland SNAKENCE 
+111111
2019-12-02 21:03
#38
 | 
African Union mikecool 
So true imo
2019-12-02 21:12
+1
2019-12-03 01:02
#7
 | 
Canada ZHF 
Astralis era: Round 2
2019-12-02 21:02
I think we can start this conservation if they win 1 more tournemant this year, but they havent done that much
2019-12-03 08:05
#10
 | 
United Kingdom @VOSSKi_tv 
100T #5 :)
2019-12-02 21:02
#11
 | 
United States sorcrcrc 
mibr to 12? They do semi-decent at one event and jump past a team like navi, what a joke
2019-12-02 21:02
Na`Vi, the team that hasn't played anything in a month?
2019-12-02 21:04
Told me why G2 have more achievements and form points than forZe since their last good event was like 3-4 months ago
2019-12-02 21:07
Big Events give more points than smaller international events. And ESL One New York and StarSeries are still inside the three-month window
2019-12-02 21:10
But still even probably you don't believe they deserve this place, But as Na'Vi fan i must agree with you i'm sad of s1mple ruining electronic career :(
2019-12-02 21:11
#35
 | 
United States sorcrcrc 
I don't think a team placing poorly at a few events should make them better than a team that hasnt played at all recently. If navi played mibr today, navi would likely win. Thats just the problem with purely statistics-based ranking systems i guess.
2019-12-02 21:10
ranking systems ARE purely statistics, there is no problem at all.
2019-12-02 22:05
#67
 | 
Japan SevenRedSuns 
Yeah I agree that Na’Vi not playing anything for the past month or so didn’t exactly help their ranking while many teams around them were playing tournaments. It feels like forever since I saw them live.
2019-12-03 00:13
Na'Vi is where they belong, EG should not be second, I think mousesports deserves the 8th.
2019-12-02 21:04
NaVi #14 lmao
2019-12-02 21:04
mibr +3??? wtf
2019-12-02 21:05
#47
fnx | 
Brazil otvcs 
They dropped on semis!!!! Think a bit.
2019-12-02 21:38
Omg, what a upgrade xDDDDDD
2019-12-02 22:24
#72
fnx | 
Brazil otvcs 
U dont understand the rank. reaching semis count points... The teams that didnt count, wont win. Thats simple. :)
2019-12-03 03:11
VP? Why are they on the list? :D And why is G2 below mibr?
2019-12-02 21:08
Cuz G2 is absolute trash team?
2019-12-02 21:09
Nahhh, they’re OK. Avangar, mibr and furia are though
2019-12-02 22:01
I agree but i expect much more from one of richest org on the scene, i also 100% agree with you about these three teams
2019-12-02 22:35
Hahaha just look at G2 their last good event was in New York but still manage to have more form and achievements points than forZe which won last tier2 event, and what VP doing in top30 while they're not even top60
2019-12-02 21:08
North top 10 after winning EPL S10
2019-12-02 21:09
bntet returns to home country
2019-12-02 21:09
Fluke geniuses need to be deranked ASAP
2019-12-02 21:11
#40
 | 
Spain elskio 
Astralis era: Revive
2019-12-02 21:16
Spirit +10? this rank's officially a fkin joke, lmao
2019-12-02 21:18
cry is free
2019-12-02 21:22
#42
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Denmark clutchkongen 
back on 1k bois!
2019-12-02 21:19
well that's pretty perfect
2019-12-02 21:31
ence and liquid carried by past
2019-12-02 21:33
#48
 | 
Nepal NlNJA_ 
sharks era 29 rounds OMEAGALUL
2019-12-02 21:47
#50
 | 
Brazil LenonBerg 
Number players country on rank Position Country Players 1º Denmark 21 2º Russia 13 3º Sweden 12 4º/5º Finland 11 4º/5º Brazil 11 6º/7º Poland 10 6º/7º United States 10 8º Germany 9 9º France 7 10º/11º Serbia 5 10º/11º Australia 5 12º/13º New Zealand 4 12º/13º Canada 4 14º/16º Kazakhstan 3 14º/16º Slovakia 3 14º/16º China 3 17º/20º Norway 2 17º/20º United Kingdom 2 17º/20º Turkey 2 17º/20º Bulgaria 2 21º/30º Ukraine 1 21º/30º Estonia 1 21º/30º Uzbekistan 1 21º/30º Netherlands 1 21º/30º Ukraine 1 21º/30º Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 21º/30º Latvia 1 21º/30º Lithuania 1 21º/30º Indonesia 1 21º/30º Hong Kong 1
2019-12-02 21:54
#51
 | 
Russia M13f 
Nice stats dude
2019-12-02 21:58
gj gaules
2019-12-02 22:27
#60
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Finland VadeDaBeast 
Finland 12, sweden 11 I think
2019-12-02 22:34
finland 12*
2019-12-02 22:43
poland KEKW
2019-12-02 23:27
SIMPLE VINCERE LUL
2019-12-02 22:19
#63
 | 
United States EmperorTrump 
s1mple below FLUKIA OMEGALUL
2019-12-02 23:09
#68
 | 
United States jay_320 
Order is restored. 1. Astralis (1000) 2. Liquid (something) /sigh At least Liquid look more put together against them in finals. Had they started T side on Dust 2 they might've won.
2019-12-03 00:40
bntet back at his hometown
2019-12-03 01:53
#73
 | 
Indonesia Journeast 
Danes all the way! #ToTheStars
2019-12-03 05:26
#74
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
GOATralis era is back
2019-12-03 05:28
#81
 | 
France Sheld 
TOP15 is quite decent nowadays
2019-12-03 09:42
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