Team ranking: July 2020

We have updated our Global team ranking — powered by EGB.com — for July 2020.

July has for most teams meant time for recovery as a large part of the top-tier scene went on a break after the off-season was moved to begin on July 6 this year as opposed to the middle of the month. The inactivity understandably translated into very little movement throughout the entire top 30, even at the bottom where teams used the opportunity to attend some of the off-season tournaments.

MAD Lions are at their lowest point this year after the loss of Bubzkji

There were still some notable exceptions, though, as a few teams shifted by more than one or two spots. Namely, they are MAD Lions, whose loss of Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen was confirmed earlier this week and caused them to drop below the 20th mark, GODSENT, as well as Gambit Youngsters as one of the most active teams in the lower tier.

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 two months, and performance in recent events in the last 3 months.

Each team is required to have a three-man core in order to retain their points. Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, online results, which previously had a minimal effect, now carry more weight as they are also included in the 'Achievements' and 'Recent Events' sub-categories.

Below is the current top 30 table as of August 3 2020, 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.
376
200
300
876
-
2.
454
126
227
807
-
3.
424
137
162
723
-
4.
500
73
113
686
-
5.
425
64
163
652
-
6.
317
53
153
523
+1
7.
379
62
64
505
-1
8.
282
60
142
484
+1
9.
289
51
80
420
-1
10.
206
78
129
413
+1
11.
280
15
97
392
-1
12.
213
66
104
383
+1
13.
193
44
112
349
+2
14.
322
5
18
345
-2
15.
170
75
88
333
-1
16.
185
46
84
315
-
17.
197
27
58
282
-
18.
130
78
71
279
+4
19.
110
80
70
260
-1
20.
121
53
83
257
-
21.
115
53
63
231
+2
22.
128
29
65
222
-1
23.
111
31
58
200
-4
24.
76
40
44
160
-
25.
72
49
36
157
-
26.
34
60
32
126
-
27.
16
84
13
113
+4
28.
44
51
4
99
-1
29.
25
33
23
81
-
30.
34
9
34
77
-2

Please note that the +/- gain on this table differs from our weekly rankings page, and it is related to the ranking update of July 6.

Below are the key takeaways from July's ranking update:

MAD Lions lowest in 2020 after the loss of Bubzkji

Rumors of Bubzkji's departure from MAD Lions were finally confirmed after more than a month of uncertainty at the end of July, when Astralis announced the addition of the young Danish star to their extended roster as a replacement for Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen. The team had already been dropping for a few weeks beforehand after consecutive early exits from the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown and the cs_summit 6 Regional Qualifier, which saw MAD Lions all but lose out on a chance to qualify for the Major with zero Regional Major Ranking points to their name to this day.

Combined with the player change, the results have caught up with Denmark's No.2 team, who no longer have the Flashpoint 1 triumph holding them up and now fall below the top-20 mark for the first time since the start of the year, with just four players in the roster a few days ahead of the new season. On top of that, their future still looks uncertain, as reports initially linked Asger "⁠AcilioN⁠" Larsen & co. with Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson, but the talks between the two sides apparently fell apart at the last minute, and MAD Lions had to look elsewhere.

GODSENT's delayed rise

Despite being of many teams who have been enjoying time off during the player break, GODSENT are one of the few who managed to improve their position as they jumped four spots to return to the top 20. The European mixture had faltered in May with early exits from LOOT.BET Season 6 and DreamHack Masters Spring and dipped as a result, but at the end of June they managed to impress once again with a great showing at cs_summit 6, adding a considerable number of points in the Regional Major Ranking to reach fourth place ahead of the last tournament of the series.

Gambit Youngsters climb after undefeated run

While there has been nearly no activity at the top for the past month, the action continued at the lower tier with tournament series like Nine to Five and Eden Arena Malta Vibes and gave Gambit Youngsters a chance to show off their dominance and make some headway on the lower end of the top 30.

The Russian side has been in incredible shape, especially in the latter half of the month. Over just two weeks Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov's squad won the fourth and fifth Eden Arena cups as well as the CTRL PLAY League and they're heading for a fourth consecutive title as they are about to compete in the playoffs of Nine to Five 2. Since July 21, Gambit Youngsters have looked unbeatable, amassing a staggering 31-1 record in maps and 16-0 in matches as they re-entered the top 30 for the first time this year.

HAVU sink after losing Flashpoints and hoody

The Finnish side hovered around the edge of the top 20 in late April after an impressive campaign in the first season of Flashpoint, where HAVU placed third above the likes of Cloud9 and Gen.G, having lost only to the tournament's finalists, MIBR and MAD Lions. That achievement is now gone, however, and Olli "⁠sLowi⁠" Pitkänen's team has been unable to maintain the same level ever since they returned from Los Angeles and took an extended break afterward.

With no points in the recent LAN section and very little success otherwise to make up for the loss in other categories, HAVU are now ranked only 49th after encountering some stability issues as of late, placing dead last in the cs_summit 6 Europe Regional Qualifier and losing a local tournament to KOVA. On top of that, the team also parted ways with VALORANT-bound Aaro "⁠hoody⁠" Peltokangas and are now a man short just as the fresh season is about to begin.

Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Finland Aaro 'hoody' Peltokangas
Aaro 'hoody' Peltokangas
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
575
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1306
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
473
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.10
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
968
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Finland Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
822
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
nice
2020-08-04 02:01
#5
 | 
Germany Jermen
BIG TOP 1 BABY
2020-08-04 02:02
Onliners still no. 1 LUL
2020-08-04 10:24
#6
 | 
United States Frotha
Nice ranking!
2020-08-04 02:02
Come on, just give Joshua "BETTER STEEL" Nissan, top20...
2020-08-04 02:10
Nivera top 1 soon EDIT: Wtf... how does navi have more achv. Than BIG?
2020-08-04 02:04
Navi onliners
2020-08-04 02:07
#52
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Serbia LtN))
Pls don't make me laugh
2020-08-04 09:43
Didn't know, that blind people can write without help. The world surprises me everyday! In case, you're not blind. This might help. Our team ranking is based on teams' achievements over the past year (with severe decay in points throughout each month) Take care :-)
2020-08-04 02:08
#23
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Switzerland OHMOHM
Sh1ro >>>>>> Nivera
2020-08-04 02:32
How big can top 1 ?? Oh its online game LOL
2020-08-04 04:41
#44
 | 
Germany I_Am_Jerm
What does achv mean?
2020-08-04 07:11
#53
 | 
Serbia LtN))
Achievements dude
2020-08-04 09:46
#85
 | 
Germany I_Am_Jerm
I am thank ))
2020-08-04 19:15
#54
arT | 
Russia bult0
Lmao big LAN > navi LAN
2020-08-04 09:59
NaVi Lan >>> BIG Lan Big Online >>> Navi Online
2020-08-04 10:05
#57
arT | 
Russia bult0
That's not my point, check the table. BIG has 300 LAN points and navi 113. This should be a fucking joke
2020-08-04 10:06
+1
2020-08-04 10:08
online isnt good...
2020-08-04 02:02
pog
2020-08-04 02:02
Who 🚗🚗
2020-08-04 02:02
sh1ro top10 2021
2020-08-04 02:02
#34
JUST | 
Portugal Hmikas
Mut top10 2021 as well
2020-08-04 04:01
#9
 | 
Slovenia Quicker007
Online era LUL
2020-08-04 02:03
2020-08-04 02:03
#75
 | 
Denmark ghostan11
Lmfao rip mad lions
2020-08-04 14:40
so easy for Germany
2020-08-04 02:06
+1 giv citizenship pls
2020-08-04 10:13
Ok
2020-08-04 02:10
6th october is getting closer and closer :BlessRng
2020-08-04 02:16
lol BIG #1?
2020-08-04 02:16
Who cares about ranking update in inactive period?
2020-08-04 02:19
you care enough to comment
2020-08-04 02:23
Haha
2020-08-04 09:01
#20
 | 
Turkey xMercy
#1 BIG
2020-08-04 02:24
#21
 | 
United States Swadplan
Gambit Youngsters is the second/third best CIS team rn IMO
2020-08-04 02:26
Poor MAD Lions
2020-08-04 02:30
#24
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w
mouz basically only achievement points LUL
2020-08-04 02:37
#25
 | 
Brazil Karlogaria
Completely irrelevant month
2020-08-04 02:44
+1
2020-08-04 09:01
online so boring
2020-08-04 02:56
BIG lan 300 ?! Online over 9000
2020-08-04 03:09
yet nobody talks about nemiga staying in top30 for quite a long time now
2020-08-04 03:11
Oh how the mighty have fallen
2020-08-04 03:16
GOD sh1ro hoping for the best to come your way!
2020-08-04 03:30
Still waiting for BUG's lan experience
2020-08-04 04:45
#38
 | 
Denmark pdxm
Danes comeback will be crazy, can't wait
2020-08-04 04:54
#39
 | 
African Union mikecool
Literally nothing happened this month. Next month will be more interesting.
2020-08-04 05:54
You mean week? Rankings update every week So cologne in another 2 weeks
2020-08-04 06:10
Can someone explain how BIG have 300 on LAN
2020-08-04 06:50
Since corona that "LAN" means "Online"
2020-08-04 10:10
So them winning esl pro league gave them the same points as if they won it on lan?
2020-08-04 11:13
Yea it did, its retarded
2020-08-04 13:00
so that makes 0 sense
2020-08-04 11:15
+1
2020-08-04 13:00
BIG still #1 jajajahajajaj
2020-08-04 07:08
BIG maxed out on LAN performance KEK
2020-08-04 07:17
Big onliners, ez during pandemic lul😂
2020-08-04 07:46
Dead game
2020-08-04 09:01
online so boring
2020-08-04 09:10
#55
 | 
Russia razorVJ
LAN 300 LMAO
2020-08-04 10:02
easy BIG
2020-08-04 10:15
#64
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Poland SebL
MAD Lions should remove sjuush, he is not bad but he seems to not be enough for this team. Same goes for roeJ, he is even worse than sjuush. As for replacements, I would love to see aizy, he isn't anything special but should be enough here. Second would be TeSeS, he actually looks really good. And as a last one I would chose stfN, he looks really good aswell. I think it will be hard for them to make a good Danish roster, so starting international here seems like a good idea for me.
2020-08-04 10:33
#65
 | 
Poland SebL
MAD Lions should remove sjuush, he is not bad but he seems to not be enough for this team. Same goes for roeJ, he is even worse than sjuush. As for replacements, I would love to see aizy, he isn't anything special but should be enough here. Second would be TeSeS, he actually looks really good. And as a last one I would chose stfN, he looks really good aswell. I think it will be hard for them to make a good Danish roster, so starting international here seems like a good idea for me. As for GODSENT, I think they should remove STYKO, I know he isn't bad but if they want to improve I think they need that, they should also remove kRYSTAL, because he is a trash fragger even for an IGL. As for replacements, I would like them to take aizy, he is nothing special but he would be enough here, and as the last one I would like them to take steel, he is an IGL that can frag really well, he can be even sort of a star player, and he is a good IGL. As for Gambit Youngsters, I think they should remove interz, he is not to bad, but he is not enough for this team. As for replacement, I would like to see Dima, I know he isn't anything special but I think he would be enough for this team. As for HAVU, I think they should remove sAw, because he frags weak even for an IGL. Second player that they should replace is doto, because I think he is to inconsistent for this team. As for replacements, I would like them to add RAIMOVORMISTO, he played pretty good recently. Second one would be KEi, he looked great recently, and SPELLAN, because he is fragging really for an IGL, he can be a great entry fragger while IGLing, and he is ok leader at the same time. I think international roster is the best idea for them.
2020-08-04 10:48
I will not anything serious to your reply
2020-08-04 15:00
#78
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Poland SebL
English please?
2020-08-04 15:15
xaxaxa big 300 points in lan and navi 120. That makes no sense
2020-08-04 11:16
Thread reported for baiting smh
2020-08-04 11:26
most important is ence being very low.
2020-08-04 13:34
Big number 1? wtf dead scene
2020-08-04 14:37
BIG LAN point 300 what lan they did?
2020-08-04 14:59
#80
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United States ChaosMMA
they won 2 lans before corona
2020-08-04 16:06
BIG LAN points 300? HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA
2020-08-04 16:20
#84
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China HEIDASHUAi
Yea it doesn't make sense since all matches were online
2020-08-04 17:20
#87
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Russia ToughGuy
Hltv counting online as lan points But yeah big and lan KEKW
2020-08-05 07:28
#83
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China HEIDASHUAi
Ah yes , LAN.
2020-08-04 17:20
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