Top 10 teams of 2020

In keeping up with the tradition from the last two years, we close out 2020 with our Top 10 teams of the year list.

We have crunched our World Ranking numbers from this unique year full of surprises to determine who the best teams were, based on how many points they earned throughout the last 12 months, both in total and on average per tournament attended, unaffected by the decay over time and lineup changes.

IEM Katowice had a massive impact as the closest event to a Major we had this year

While it may sound like a cliché that is thrown around every year, 2020 was undoubtedly one of the most competitive years in the history of CS:GO. With titles spread across an unusually large number of teams, a single tournament result separated the three main candidates for the No. 1 spot, and many of the placings below were even closer than that, with three teams missing out on a spot in the top 10 by a very narrow margin, for example.

Without further ado, here is our list of the top ten teams of the year:

10. FaZe

We begin the countdown with the first of a very close group of four teams: FaZe, who finished this year just shy of a repeat ninth placing from 2019. After giving up the title of the best international team last year to mousesports, this year they finished ahead of the Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen-led squad, as well as OG and Evil Geniuses, by a hair's breadth.

The multinational squad had a few different looks in 2020. In the first five months, the core trio of Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard, Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David, and Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants were still playing with Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer and Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and posed a threat to the top teams, even though they were never quite able to take the final step and grab some titles. FaZe looked dominant in their group at the BLAST Premier Spring Series and went on to finish just outside of the playoffs at IEM Katowice, losing only to the tournament's champions, Natus Vincere, before the start of the online era saw them grab a couple of deep finishes in ESL Pro League and Road to Rio.

That's when olofmeister stepped down and FaZe submerged into chaos similar to when the Swede had taken a break in 2018. First, the team tried out Aurimas "⁠Bymas⁠" Pipiras after the FPL route with the broky signing had paid off for them in 2019, and they started out well with two consecutive third places in DreamHack Masters Spring and BLAST Premier Spring. But despite the promising results, the Lithuanian did not seem to fit in in the Swede's roles, so FaZe looked elsewhere.

They found their permanent replacement in Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye during the summer break, but the much more experienced Dane seemed a far cry from an ideal solution as he struggled for form and FaZe went out in the group stage in two consecutive tournaments. Only in IEM New York was the team able to find its groove after changing up some roles as they secured their only title of the year, which seemed to bode well for them as the newest addition was in great shape, but by then NiKo already had one foot out of the door as he was about to join G2.

When that move was finalized a month later, FaZe turned to olofmeister, who returned for the last four tournaments of the year, with little success. Apart from a playoff finish in IEM Beijing-Haidan, the European side had three more group stage exits, which ultimately cost them the chance to get a few places closer to the top five.

9. fnatic

2019's fifth-best team, fnatic, clinches ninth place in 2020 as they came out on top of an extremely close race with FaZe following a similarly up-and-down year. As one of very few teams who did not change players at any point during the year, fnatic lacked the peaks to finish higher, but a great start to the year and a couple of playoff runs throughout ensured them a place among the best.

The first four months were undoubtedly the most successful period for fnatic, who picked up where they left off in 2019 after a runner-up finish at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals in December, reaching the semi-finals of IEM Katowice as the only team to beat the dominant Natus Vincere at the year's biggest event. After the pandemic struck and the scene transitioned to a purely online environment, Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim's charges still belonged to the elite, and they proved that with a title-winning campaign in ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe, which helped them reach the No. 1 spot in the ranking for a week at the end of April.

But as the online era progressed, fnatic started to drop off and couldn't contend for trophies anymore, while teams like BIG and Vitality began to surpass them. Towards the end of the first part of the season, their best results were a top-eight finish in DreamHack Masters Spring and a sixth place in the second Regional Major Ranking event, cs_summit 6, and they didn't improve after the break, either.

The second part of the season looked especially tough for the Golden-led team as they started off their campaign with a couple of group stage exits in ESL One Cologne and ESL Pro League Season 12. Before the end of 2020, they were able to add two more deep runs in the somewhat least competitive of the four tournaments they attended, IEM New York and Flashpoint 2, while also picking up some more important RMR points in DreamHack Open Fall.

8. FURIA

FURIA make their first entry in the top-ten list after debuting in the top 20 last year in 14th place. Despite being region-locked for most of 2020, the Brazilian side outdid FaZe and fnatic by a small margin, and just missed out on the seventh spot by an even tinier edge as one of the two most successful teams in North America.

The opening couple of months of the year were somewhat uneventful for FURIA as they only attended DreamHack Open Anaheim before everything closed down, and they finished runners-up from the tier-two LAN tournament after losing the grand final to Gen.G. They didn't play at any of the big events, most importantly missing IEM Katowice, and only got to face off against the best teams in their region when the online era kicked off in late March.

At first, the Brazilians lagged behind some of their rivals, with one title going Liquid's way and another Gen.G's in the first two months, but by mid-season, FURIA had trophies from DreamHack Masters Spring and DreamHack Open Summer after they had caught up and started challenging all the great North American teams on a consistent basis. That successful period continued in September and October, with the Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan-led side clinching two more titles before they traveled to Europe for the end of the year showdown.

While staying in Serbia, FURIA struggled to compete just as consistently, apart from a solid campaign in DreamHack Masters Winter, ending the year with a group stage exit in IEM Global Challenge after crashing out of the BLAST Premier Fall Finals in 5th-6th place.

7. Liquid

2019's runners-up come in seventh place as the defacto best and the most consistent North American team, who went through several phases over the course of 2020, both competitively and from a roster point of view. The North American squad enjoyed their best period at the beginning of the year but had plenty of deep runs later on as well, as well as a highlight showing all the way at the end of their trip to Europe.

Liquid pulled away from the rest of the North American teams early on before they ever knew they would remain in their region for most of the year, securing a top-two finish in their group at BLAST Premier Spring Series and making it to the playoffs at IEM Katowice. They also continued to pick up good results after travelling back home.

Their online run began with a title-winning campaign in ESL Pro League Season 11 North America, which went a long way towards extending their advantage. Even though some of the other rivals beat them to the following tournament victories, Liquid were almost always up there contending for trophies as they secured two second places and two more top-four finishes before the season reached its midway point.

In the break, Liquid appointed Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole as their new coach and picked up Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince to replace the VALORANT-bound Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella. The now Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip-led squad went on to clinch another silver medal in ESL One Cologne in their debut with the new player, but the rest of their stint in North America ended with placings outside of the finals as the likes of FURIA and Evil Geniuses outperformed them in ESL Pro League Season 12 and in the final RMR tournament, IEM New York.

Like FURIA, Liquid then also traveled to Europe without much success, but what eventually set them apart from the Brazilians was a last hurrah with Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken in IEM Global Challenge, in which a second-placed finish rounded out the year — and their stint with the Canadian player — on a positive note.

6. Heroic

Heroic come in a group of teams who reached new heights this year and were considered part of the elite class in the latter half of the year after making a massive jump from the second tier to the very top.

At the beginning of the year, the Danes were hovering around 15th place in the rankings and, after being unable to qualify for IEM Katowice, only played in some of the smaller tournaments, like DreamHack Open Leipzig and ICE Challenge. It wasn't until much later in the year, after their transfer to FunPlus Phoenix had fallen through and Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen and René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen had taken Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen and Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer's spots on the team, that Heroic began to truly compete against the best.

A foreshadowing of what was to come, their first notable achievement was a top-four finish in the second RMR event, cs_summit 6, in July. When competition returned after the summer break, Heroic were among the first to start preparing and warmed up with a second-placed finish in DreamHack Open Summer ahead of ESL One Cologne, in which they clinched their first big title of the year after beating teams like fnatic, G2, and Vitality.

It soon became clear that the Cologne success had not been just a fluke, as Heroic triumphed in DreamHack Open Fall less than two months later and reached the No. 1 spot in the ranking for a few weeks. As far as deep runs went, the victory in the RMR event was the Danish team's last, but Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller & co. still remained competitive against the best as they made it to the playoffs in IEM Beijing-Haidan and DreamHack Masters Winter.

5. G2

In the organization's return to the top of the pile, G2 continue their progress from 2018's 14th place and 2019's 12th as they round out the top five in 2020, in large part thanks to an impressive first half of the year and a few highlight showings in the latter.

G2 stepped into 2020 with great success with the still quite new French-Balkan composition as they won their group in BLAST Premier Spring Series and went on an incredible run at the year's most prestigious tournament, IEM Katowice, reaching the grand final with wins over then highly-regarded mousesports, Liquid, and fnatic, before ultimately losing a one-sided title decider to the scary Natus Vincere squad.

Over the following few months, G2's form fluctuated as they either exited events early in the group stage or managed to make deep playoff runs. Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković's team picked up two more grand final appearances on the way, in ESL One: Road to Rio and DreamHack Masters Spring, and briefly appeared at the top of the rankings in the middle of June while the scene was in flux.

The latter half of the season left much to be desired for the most part as G2 dropped off and their results took a big hit ahead of the signing of NiKo from FaZe. With the Bosnian, the team used the following three events to test the waters with Audric "⁠JaCkz⁠" Jug and François "⁠AmaNEk⁠" Delaunay, making a deep run only in IEM Beijing-Haidian, in which they finished 3rd-4th.

4. BIG

If we were to compare this season to a typical Formula 1 year, then BIG would have the right to call themselves the "best of the rest". Though far outside of contention for the title of the top team of the year, the Germans ended 2020 in a very respectable fourth place, a position few people would have predicted at the beginning of the year, when the Berlin-based team were fighting on the outskirts of the top 30.

January provided some indication that the team would improve on that position after a flawless run at DreamHack Open Leipzig, where they beat the likes of Virtus.pro, Renegades, and Heroic en route to the title. Not much else went their way over the following four months, apart from a few titles picked up in small tournaments like the Home Sweet Home Cups, as we didn't get to see the real face of Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz's side until the middle of the year.

That was when BIG emerged out of nowhere to take the scene by storm in DreamHack Masters Spring and cs_summit 6, winning back-to-back titles to become the best team in the world for over a month and a half, with the DreamHack Open Summer title also going their way straight after the break.

The German team weren't nearly as successful for the the rest of the year as Heroic, Vitality, and Astralis won the brunt of the remaining trophies, but aside from a last-place disaster in ESL One Cologne, BIG still contended for some deep runs as they rounded out the year with a third place in the BLAST Premier Fall Finals and a top-four finish in IEM Global Challenge to retain their place among the elite teams.

3. Vitality

Finishing the year in third place for the second time in a row, Vitality bring up the rear of the main trio of candidates for the title of the team of 2020, a race in which the Frenchmen had had a chance to catch up until the very last event of the year thanks to a highly successful stretch from June to December. Ultimately, however, they missed out on the top title because of their underwhelming results in the first five months, at a time when Natus Vincere and Astralis were already making their case.

With Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin still at the helm of the team, Vitality entered 2020 looking rough around the edges as they finished third of their group at the BLAST Premier Spring Series and then 9th-12th at IEM Katowice. In March, the British in-game leader stepped down just before the start of the pandemic, and the French side made Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire the captain and brought in the inexperienced Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier, with whom they continued to struggle as the first online events rolled around.

The lineup finally began to click in the summer, making consecutive grand final appearances in the BLAST Premier Spring Finals and cs_summit 6 Europe, losing both titles to underdogs, Complexity and BIG, respectively. Always the groomsman and never the groom, Vitality picked up two more second places after the off-season, in ESL One Cologne and DreamHack Open Fall, this time to the improved Heroic team, and had to wait until late November for their first titles.

The highest honor finally came when Vitality signed Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom and paved the way for a new approach with extended rosters, becoming the first team to swap players in between maps. They looked destined for another silver medal before they reverse-swept Natus Vincere in the IEM Beijing-Haidan best-of-five final, and just two weeks later they also beat Astralis to the title in the BLAST Premier Fall Finals to earn their two trophies of 2020.

By that point, Vitality had busted the race to the No. 1 spot wide open on the back of the two successful campaigns. They looked to complete the year with the third consecutive title to match their Danish rivals' trophy count, but their hopes of crossing the finish line first were shattered in the group stage of the last event of the year, IEM Global Challenge, in which Astralis eliminated them in the all-important decider stage.

2. Natus Vincere

Improving from the eighth spot in 2019 and returning to their placing from 2018, Natus Vincere secure the title of 2020's second-best team following a remarkably consistent year and an especially dominant, albeit short, LAN period in the first two months of the year.

For the CIS giants, who brought in Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy as Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács's replacement as the year kicked off, it all began with a run to second place at the ICE Challenge at the beginning of February, followed by a group victory at the BLAST Premier Spring Series over Astralis, Vitality, and Complexity. The most important of all, however, was the team's dominant campaign at the mega-stacked IEM Katowice, the only big LAN of 2020, where Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev & co. pulled far ahead of everyone else to lead the opening stretches of the race by a mile.

When the pandemic made everything move online, NAVI began to show some weaknesses but still remained in the discussion for more titles as they reached the late stages of several events over the course of the first four months of the online era, but by the end of the first part of the season, they had only added one regional trophy to their cabinet from the second RMR event, WePlay! Clutch Island.

After returning from the break, Natus Vincere flopped in ESL One Cologne but quickly made up for their second of only two group stage exits of 2020 with a runner-up placing in the month-long ESL Pro League Season 12. Like earlier in the year, the CIS giants weren't in their best shape when it came to regional competition, but there was no doubt they were still an elite team internationally as they finished the year with three more deep runs, including another silver medal in IEM Beijing-Haidan.

Just like Vitality, Natus Vincere were very much in the running for the No. 1 spot until the ultimate showdown in IEM Global Challenge, in which a loss to Astralis in the semi-finals made all the difference as the Danes went on to win the event and pulled ahead in the race.

1. Astralis

Astralis end 2020 as the best team for the third consecutive year. Although their case in this unusual and unpredictable era may be the least convincing since 2018, the Danes deservedly finished ahead of everyone else after winning four big-event trophies — two more than their closest rivals, Natus Vincere and Vitality — and making four more deep runs over the course of the year, including one at by far the most important event of 2020, IEM Katowice.

The top-four finish at the Polish staple event went a long way towards setting them apart from Vitality early in the year when the Frenchmen struggled for good results and underwent the leadership change. A couple of months later, Astralis also began to close the massive gap on the dominant Natus Vincere with another deep run in ESL Pro League Season 11 and the first win in ESL One: Road to Rio, at a time when Vitality were still lagging far behind with just one top-four finish in four tournaments.

The only blotch on an otherwise impressive resumé was the short period immediately after the Major-winning quintet split up for a few months in May. When Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander took time off and Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen was brought in as the sixth man, Astralis suffered a tough group stage exit in DreamHack Masters Spring, and after Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth followed the in-game leader into inactivity shortly afterwards, the impaired squad went out early in the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown with Snappi standing in.

After gla1ve returned following the off-season, things quickly started to fall back into place. With es3tag slotting in for Xyp9x this time, Astralis made it to the ESL One Cologne playoffs and clinched their second title in ESL Pro League Season 12 Europe over NAVI, before ending their stint with the former Heroic member with a third place in DreamHack Open Fall.

That marked the end of Xyp9x's time on the sidelines, as the 'Clutch Minister' returned to action for the last two months of the year to help round out the year on a high note. Astralis lost just two elimination series in the last four tournaments of 2020 — one to each of their two big rivals — as they picked up a runner-up finish in the BLAST Premier Fall Finals and two more trophies, in DreamHack Masters Winter and IEM Global Challenge, all the while attempting to make use of their sixth man in December, with Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen stepping in for Xyp9x in Nuke games.

Top 20

To see just how close this year's race for the No. 1 spot was and how the rest of the teams fared, check out the graphic below, which depicts the full top-20 standings:

(Disclaimer: HLTV.org and the Astralis Group)

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1284
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.61
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
450
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.61
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1323
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
746
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1017
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1062
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1750
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1268
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1135
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1356
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1603
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1120
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1775
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
444
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.62
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
180
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1293
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1487
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Lithuania Aurimas 'Bymas' Pipiras
Aurimas 'Bymas' Pipiras
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1471
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1725
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1324
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
753
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1441
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1444
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1370
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
979
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
cool
2020-12-31 21:00
44 replies
faze 10 XD
2020-12-31 21:01
37 replies
Astralis are the greatest there ever was!
2020-12-31 21:02
18 replies
Fnatic better, SK better.
2020-12-31 21:08
17 replies
I disagree. But respect your opinion :)
2020-12-31 21:16
5 replies
I don't actually think that but I was hoping to bait that delusional guy
2020-12-31 21:17
4 replies
Lmao, nice :D
2020-12-31 21:19
1 reply
Danish website btw
2021-01-01 16:41
But hes right
2020-12-31 22:08
My will is unbreakable.
2021-01-01 01:52
#178
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Netherlands atsook
SK DIDN'T WIN 4 MAJORS , FNATIC DIDN'T WIN 4 MAJORS AND FNATIC AND SK WERENT NR 1 FOR THAT LONG
2020-12-31 21:42
6 replies
0/8
2020-12-31 21:44
#105 bait worked
2020-12-31 21:58
2 replies
U can always bait a dutch guy
2021-01-01 00:16
1 reply
#421
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New Zealand ZuppheN
true +1
2021-01-01 08:43
either he took the bait, or i took the bait thinking he took the bait, either way 8/8 bait
2020-12-31 22:06
Suck me you little bastard 13y old
2021-01-01 00:59
#326
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Serbia TheSerb
Lol just dont follow the scene anymore. Astralis 4 major wins Astralis core has the most title wins of all and 1 title behind fnatic org 24 to 25 Astralis 3-4 years ending as hltv #1 Im not a fanboy but they are the goats
2021-01-01 00:42
NiP in early 2000’s
2021-01-01 12:14
1 reply
Statistically this would be correct taking all the CS history into account
2021-01-01 15:55
#577
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Lithuania Nowne
Not any more. Astralis is All Time Most Tournaments Won team with 23 wins ;)
2021-01-02 12:00
#116
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Argentina An7uan
Sadd
2020-12-31 21:20
#176
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Portugal S4muca
Liquid 7 xddd
2020-12-31 21:41
8 replies
faze didnt even deserve 10 place xDDDDDD
2021-01-01 12:59
7 replies
#495
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Portugal S4muca
Liquid didn't even deserve top 15
2021-01-01 14:43
6 replies
nah if liquid faced faze they would smashed them
2021-01-01 15:26
5 replies
#498
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Portugal S4muca
xdddddd played a tonne of NA tournaments and no top 1's
2021-01-01 15:41
4 replies
idc still better then faze
2021-01-01 18:21
3 replies
#533
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Portugal S4muca
not gonna argue with kids like u, we'll see on the next season
2021-01-01 18:58
2 replies
kid really nothing better to come up with
2021-01-01 20:05
1 reply
#540
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Portugal S4muca
#527 xddd
2021-01-01 20:39
G2 fifth? without winning any title in the year a joke the top
2020-12-31 21:58
3 replies
Heroic def higher
2020-12-31 23:45
#618
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Brazil BrokeN35
just read the story, dam choripan eater.
2021-01-06 14:42
#618
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Brazil BrokeN35
just read the story, dam choripan eater.
2021-01-06 14:42
Faze ist a fuckin joke
2020-12-31 22:18
Ahahahahahahahahahahaha Faze in top10 Agagagaga
2021-01-01 04:58
fnatic no 1
2021-01-01 17:08
xd
2021-01-03 04:32
SO EZ FOR ASTRALIS
2020-12-31 21:01
GOATSTRALIS XYPGOD TOP 1
2020-12-31 22:11
#323
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Finland sant3rii
ENCE where?!
2021-01-01 00:39
2 replies
#565
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Finland R3L1C
Aamuja
2021-01-01 23:58
1 reply
#581
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Finland sant3rii
my mornings are over!
2021-01-02 13:49
where is MiBR?
2021-01-01 20:35
DESERVED! Astralis gods <3 But vitality not number 2 is a low-key surprise D:
2020-12-31 21:01
36 replies
Nah vitality ended stronger so people think they were better but if you look at the whole year Na'Vi have had better placements overall
2020-12-31 21:06
7 replies
Actually true
2020-12-31 21:56
+1
2021-01-01 08:20
#428
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Denmark Menterx
+1
2021-01-01 09:35
In CIS tournaments, Lol
2021-01-01 12:12
#516
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Czech Republic poledne
5k diference ... not a big dealbreaker .. :D
2021-01-01 17:39
+1
2021-01-02 14:33
+1
2021-01-02 23:18
#44
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Denmark theHeniek
wtf Mouz arent in top 10???????
2020-12-31 21:07
3 replies
Mouz had a pretty crap 2020 overall I'd say. They found their form somewhat late into the year but not deserving of Top 10 I'd say.
2020-12-31 21:10
2 replies
#206
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Germany Koalafire
True they came out weak this year, struggled on every single RMR Event and lost to some teams which aren't even in the top 20. Not deserved to be Top 10 this year
2020-12-31 21:54
1 reply
Being Brutally honest, Number 11 is kinda overrating them. I'd put CoL over them. EG could've also been over them (easily over FaZe too) had they actually attended the final events of the year.
2020-12-31 22:02
#47
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France s2ptik
more fanboy s1mple than zywoo :)
2020-12-31 21:07
They have written. IEM katowice is the most important tournament for them. Hence it's weightage was very high. so, NaVi got an edge there
2020-12-31 21:19
3 replies
#91, on top of that
2020-12-31 21:20
2 replies
Yeah I don't hate the prospect of putting Navi over Vitality but it was just that if it was otherwise, it would be taken pretty much the same way it is now. That's why I said low-key. Afaik, only Astralis after IEM GC were clear favorites, this 2nd and 3rd spot was bigtime up for debate.
2020-12-31 21:23
1 reply
Agreed. If we compare #91 and #109, it's clear. Region-locking was out of teams' control. Even if EU rmr is more prestigious than CIS RmR, Katowice balanced that out, I guess.
2020-12-31 21:25
NO
2020-12-31 21:33
Navi farmed CIS competitions with less contenders.
2020-12-31 21:33
16 replies
Not the reason for number 2. They just gave more priority to Kato 2020. Almost the same as a major if you broad compare it to the online events.
2020-12-31 21:35
12 replies
From what I saw, it is ranked by prize pool. And no, Kato is nothing close to a major. Because in a major there is no invited teams because the org wanted it. In a major, only team deserving to be here are here
2020-12-31 21:39
6 replies
You missed the point. IEM Katowice 2019 was a big deal because it actually was one of the two majors. IEM Katowice 2020 was a big deal because it was one of the only premiere LANs among a year full of online events with upset potential. Totally makes sense to treat it as a major.
2020-12-31 21:44
4 replies
That logic would be exact if lan event would never create upset potential. Which is not the case.
2020-12-31 23:19
3 replies
It is? Why did you think Navi won Katowice? Why didn't a team like Tyloo or Renagades didn't pull of a massive upset? No tournament across any esport can have 0 upset potential. But LANs nearly don't have as much as online events. Heroic and BIG, teams irrelevant to true Tier 1 CS are in the Top 5? And you're telling me that'd have been the case on LAN? Sorry but that's a hard disagree from me.
2021-01-01 00:12
2 replies
Tyloo or Renagades never won any online event with t1 teams as well. Just like lans.
2021-01-01 11:24
1 reply
correction, navi had their worse results on the 2/3 rmr events they attended btw
2021-01-01 11:44
It's cus navi has been active whole year, vitality was nowhere to be seen first 6 months, not cus of the IEM win.
2020-12-31 22:09
#372
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Denmark Notallama
They didn't give prio to LANs. They already stated that weeks ago.
2021-01-01 02:37
4 replies
"especially dominant, albeit short, LAN period in the first two months of the year." Yes they did. Striker confirmed this himself.
2021-01-01 07:38
3 replies
#464
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Denmark Notallama
I'm fairly certain I call him stating the opposite on HLTV confirmedd. Also that sentence you quoted is nothing but a factual statement, has nothing to do with mentioning how the ranking works. Besides, imagine a world where there were LANs all year round and certain other teams would do better than they have done. Having the two only big LAN events of the year count as more than online big events would be incredibly stupid and unfair.. so I'm glad they don't.
2021-01-01 12:14
2 replies
Actually, LAN is being given much more weightage than online. I asked Striker and Prof myself, and posted the screenshots. hltv.org/forums/threads/2398997/hltv-ran.. Click on the images to see it. They ARE giving LANs a bigger weightage.
2021-01-01 13:59
1 reply
Thanks for verifying Mr. SWARN <3
2021-01-01 20:09
navi did worse in cis than in eu tournaments lmao
2020-12-31 22:44
1 reply
Dont worry about him. He is french, they are born either blind or with no brain.
2021-01-01 00:58
#307
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Norway N3sHie1k
stay mad french baguette
2021-01-01 00:09
It’s about whole year, that’s why
2021-01-04 23:56
Mibr #1 2021
2020-12-31 21:01
5 replies
+1
2020-12-31 21:07
no chance
2020-12-31 21:28
I don’t think there’ll be a MiBR in 2021
2021-01-01 00:12
2 replies
why
2021-01-01 13:27
1 reply
V$m is unlikely to be disbanned and as in right now all player contracts seem to be expired and IGC may not have the interest in renewing them alas the “F” episode where all MiBR players posted that In Instagram and Twitter
2021-01-01 18:23
#5
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
viva pulgago
2020-12-31 21:01
#6
ZywOo | 
India aR__
Very exciting. But kind of not agree with Astralis number 1.
2020-12-31 21:01
2 replies
#159
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Latvia Kirbys
+1
2020-12-31 21:34
maybe read it? They won the most big tournaments in 2020, two more than vitrality and NaVI and they had a lot oft runner up finishes and semifinal apperences
2021-01-01 14:07
Mouz over OG is a bit of a joke to be honest
2020-12-31 21:01
20 replies
liquid and faze above OG is a bit of a joke to be honest
2020-12-31 21:02
8 replies
0/8 LoL
2020-12-31 21:29
+1
2020-12-31 21:49
+1
2021-01-01 00:41
#397
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United Kingdom Triturn
0/8
2021-01-01 04:14
#408
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Finland Veeti777
+1
2021-01-01 06:15
0/8 KEKW
2021-01-01 09:32
faze with niko was clappin og all day long. even without him they beat them.
2021-01-01 17:18
#548
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Sri Lanka w7tv
+1
2021-01-01 23:02
OG in top 20 is a bit of a joke to be honest
2020-12-31 21:07
2 replies
What did Liquid achieve this year to deserve be on #7 place? Lmao.
2020-12-31 21:51
1 reply
Even as a Liquid fan I am actually really surprised they got #7. When Insaw Furia I was sure that TL would not even be in the Top10. I guess they had no real peaks but were kinda consistent and the Global Challenge helped them out massively.
2021-01-01 14:07
#75
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Russia frutotema
mouz in top 20 is a bit of a joke to be honest
2020-12-31 21:11
6 replies
Exactly. Can anyone put some stats as to why Mouz was better than OG this year? it felt mouz were out in groups in almost all tournaments
2020-12-31 21:25
5 replies
OG 0 achievements
2020-12-31 21:29
2 replies
Oh this baiter again smh my head
2020-12-31 21:31
1 reply
Name OG achievements plz Mouz achievements: ICE Challenge 1st EPL s11 2nd EPL s12 4th DH winter 2nd
2020-12-31 21:32
mouz began the year as best team and winning ICE Challenge on LAN against NaVi and got 2nd at Pro League. Then they slipped up in online era during the summer, but they still got some high placements towards the end of the year. Overall they got way higher peaks than OG.
2020-12-31 21:37
1 reply
Alright
2020-12-31 21:39
dafuck, mouz with the only real "tier 1"(1.5 probably) lan win this year if you exclude katowice which was played without audience in the end... additionally epl season 11 2nd place, dh masters winter 2nd place, solid blast fall showdown qualifier yes between it was an highclass shitshow but OG? more consistent but no event win, two notable second place finishes aswell, one of them flashpoint tho for me its a joke that they didnt place before budget mouz with that lan event victory
2021-01-01 18:34
#9
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France Uexo
sad but 3rd is a good place #VforVictory
2020-12-31 21:01
8 replies
as a NaVi fan,vitality deserved 2nd place...
2020-12-31 21:06
7 replies
2020-12-31 21:16
As a navi hater i agree
2020-12-31 21:25
+1
2020-12-31 21:26
False, vitality was gone first 6 months of the year. meanwhile navi has always been a contender (even dominating at the start of the year) the whole year. If vit played as good as they did now in the 2nd half, they'd easily be #2, or even #1.
2020-12-31 22:11
3 replies
Justs shows you how short of a memory most people have
2020-12-31 22:36
2 replies
Yep, they only see recent dominance and couldnt care less about what happened before lol
2020-12-31 22:41
1 reply
+1
2021-01-01 03:52
Ez for Astralis
2020-12-31 21:01
#11
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Poland Aiko_
Nice
2020-12-31 21:01
3 replies
#29
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Poland Aiko_
But faze don't deserve top 10
2020-12-31 21:03
2 replies
0/8 they deserve higher than 10
2020-12-31 21:30
1 reply
#549
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Sri Lanka w7tv
they deserve top 20 this year same results as mißr ßiased top 10 shame on hltv
2021-01-01 23:03
yo
2020-12-31 21:01
Lmao
2020-12-31 21:01
1 reply
+1
2020-12-31 21:26
No col in top-10? Men+(
2020-12-31 21:01
7 replies
unlucky year for col with poizon health and oBo leaving. Next year top 1 dw
2020-12-31 21:12
3 replies
Not sure about top1 but top5 for sure
2020-12-31 22:31
1 reply
I even doubt Top 5. We are still to see a consistent international team. Many international teams have peaked but never for long. So a Top 5 of they year is unlikely and would be a really good achievement.
2021-01-01 14:12
Let's go men
2020-12-31 22:47
#232
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Hong Kong jsburk
don't worry man we only had a handful of events with our full roster 2021 is our year
2020-12-31 22:12
2 replies
Let's go
2020-12-31 22:47
#298
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Portugal MOSES1
Col on Lan will destroyy
2020-12-31 23:50
#16
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Germany N4ime
What a joke
2020-12-31 21:01
1 reply
#550
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Sri Lanka w7tv
+1
2021-01-01 23:04
gen g 19?
2020-12-31 21:01
Wow such pro gaming this navi team its unreal many wow such pro tier super team such amazing matches and results in 2020 unbelivable this is mind blow super pro tier team is now top 2 again :o
2020-12-31 21:02
EZ FAZE #FaZeUp
2020-12-31 21:02
EZ
2020-12-31 21:02
Navi 2nd s1mple top 1 confirmed
2020-12-31 21:02
2 replies
could be..but idk
2020-12-31 21:43
I think this 100% confirms S1mple #1 since Na'vi were ranked #2, obviously they weighted Katowice >>>>> any other event (rightfully so) and he was so dominant there. Tough competition, but deserved imo
2021-01-01 23:11
lulquid lmao
2020-12-31 21:02
Big top 4 makes me happy
2020-12-31 21:02
Liquid 7 joke
2020-12-31 21:02
1 reply
#551
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Sri Lanka w7tv
+1
2021-01-01 23:04
wait what... astralis #1 and navi #2?! HHAHHAHAHAHAHA LOL
2020-12-31 21:02
2 replies
YES NAVI SHOULD BE #1
2020-12-31 21:25
1 reply
#412
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Denmark dyinbyran
Its based on all the placements and its worth and the best way to judge that is by prize money lol Why does na have lesser prize pool than eu and has a lesser prize for the same placement as in eu, its because eu competition is higher.
2021-01-01 06:57
#28
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Chile Romanosky
Lucas1 in Furia?
2020-12-31 21:03
3 replies
He stepped in for HEN1 in one tournament, even if it didn't really make any difference to the end result since it was a qualifier that they lost. hltv.org/stats/players/matches/8566/luca..
2020-12-31 21:06
2 replies
#95
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
However, when evaluating the ranking of players, there is a difference between online ping and internet, so "fair LAN" should be rated higher.
2020-12-31 21:16
#277
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Chile Romanosky
Ohhh, I don't remember this qualifier.
2020-12-31 23:12
Faze #10 OMEGALUL
2020-12-31 21:03
#31
iM | 
Romania AlyBu
What? Vitality 3?
2020-12-31 21:03
sAw top 10 2021?
2020-12-31 21:04
5 replies
top 20
2020-12-31 21:07
3 replies
not bad at all
2020-12-31 22:02
2 replies
yeah i think portoguese CS will shoot in 2022
2020-12-31 22:42
1 reply
why 2022?
2021-01-01 02:49
top 2021
2021-01-01 11:38
stopped reading at #2 navi
2020-12-31 21:04
15 replies
#54
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Serbia LtN))
So what? best lan team + consistent top4 finishes online
2020-12-31 21:07
10 replies
they deserve #3 but i agree, they were the best on lan
2020-12-31 21:08
1 reply
#65
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Serbia LtN))
maybe
2020-12-31 21:09
#78
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
sure, but lan is irrelevant this year, counts same as online
2020-12-31 21:11
6 replies
#89
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Serbia LtN))
2020-12-31 21:14
2 replies
#118
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
those are all opinions, striker himself said its up to someone else
2020-12-31 21:21
1 reply
#182
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Serbia LtN))
yep
2020-12-31 21:43
Looks like hltv staff think another way Personally idk, I didn't expect to see NaVi higher than Vitality, but Vitality was absolutely horrible at the start of the year while NaVi players were shining on LANs, but Astralis also hadn't played well before EPL 12 as I remember. Looks like hltv just put LAN events much higher than online
2020-12-31 21:26
2 replies
#205
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
vitality was horrible cuz they switched to apex and brought in a rookie as well, given the circumstances, the fact that they bounced back would make them a great team
2020-12-31 21:54
1 reply
Yes, on paper, but not statistically. switching players wont be taken into consideration.
2020-12-31 22:11
1 tournament doesn't prove shit
2020-12-31 21:18
So you basically read the whole article considering you alr knew no.1? nice
2020-12-31 21:15
2020-12-31 21:21
Because it was obvious who is #1
2020-12-31 21:47
2021-01-01 10:40
vitality top3? wut?? also liquid over furia? lol
2020-12-31 21:04
2 replies
2021-01-01 10:39
1 reply
Yes, I understand about Vitality being top3, but I think liquid top10 is a joke
2021-01-01 10:40
"(Disclaimer: HLTV.org and the Astralis Group)" at least they`ve added a disclaimer this time
2020-12-31 21:04
#36
allu | 
Finland _Top1
Vitality robbed of top 2
2020-12-31 21:05
1 reply
2021-01-01 10:40
#37
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United States RAK47
Wow navi at 2 is fucking undeserved But still we gonna hear somple d.ickriders that Navi is shit somple carry them Xaxaxa
2020-12-31 21:05
7 replies
they win relevant shit :)
2020-12-31 21:11
#91 and #109
2020-12-31 21:28
Astralis sucked navis dick for entire year , how is it undeserved ?
2020-12-31 23:08
3 replies
#413
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Denmark dyinbyran
because shitvi was sucking the rest of cis teams dicks and "sucked dicks" i think navi won 5 times and astralis won 3 times this year lol in their h2h. So wdym "sucked dicks" ?
2021-01-01 06:58
#432
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United States RAK47
First win bo5 against astralis then come here noob kid
2021-01-01 10:02
1 reply
Cry cry cry
2021-01-01 11:22
2021-01-01 10:40
#40
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
navi being 2nd is a joke lol. vitality surely #2. but i guess they did that to soften the blow of s2mple getting #2 since zywho gets #1
2020-12-31 21:07
14 replies
Vitality were very disappointing during the first months of the year, as explained in the article.
2020-12-31 21:07
12 replies
#66
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
vitality more impressive placements especially considering that navi had several cis qualifiers
2020-12-31 21:09
11 replies
#74
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Serbia LtN))
NaVi playing in EU >> NaVi in CIS
2020-12-31 21:10
1 reply
#79
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
and yet their placements in cis still contributed to this decision
2020-12-31 21:12
This ranking is based on how many points these teams gained over the course of the year. The quality of opposition is taken into consideration in terms of the number of points a team gets. So all that you mentioned has already been factored in.
2020-12-31 21:13
8 replies
#92
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
ofc it has, just doesn't feel like that at all
2020-12-31 21:14
7 replies
#91 and #109 The recency bias of the last 2-3 months seems to be immesnse in readers' minds :D
2020-12-31 21:28
6 replies
#193
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
if you count playoffs reached as well, vitality surely winners. not to mention the fact that they went into the year under new leadership and took a rookie under the arms and still had such great success. also tried a 6th player out and was successful. if that doesn't make you a great team, idk what does
2020-12-31 21:47
5 replies
Alex was IGL so they were doomed from the start
2020-12-31 21:49
"doesn't make you a great team" Nobody said that. They are definitely one of the best teams (obviously). I just talked about both the teams' overall performance, regardless of the circumstances (new players, new rules, region-locking, whatever). And Navi has more playoffs than Vitality. Vitality has more GrandFinals than Navi.
2020-12-31 21:52
3 replies
#207
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
if you only take team achievements into consideration, i guess so. just my definition of a "top team" is different then
2020-12-31 21:55
2 replies
And I respect your views. Vitality has indeed done something beautiful this year. I was expecting them to be 2nd, but I can also see why they aren't, right now. PS: Happy New Year!
2020-12-31 21:58
1 reply
#221
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
Happy new year men))
2020-12-31 22:04
#70
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Serbia LtN))
2020-12-31 21:10
danish team top 1 ofc and navi n2 lmao
2020-12-31 21:07
POGGERS! To everyone saying XYZ team is undeserved/has been robbed, this isn't a lottery. The decisions are made based on stats, achievements, actual numbers, and obviously zero recency bias. Every single team, across the course of 12 months, deserved its position. Astralis GOAT team as always <3
2020-12-31 21:10
9 replies
#64
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Serbia LtN))
+1
2020-12-31 21:08
#88
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
s1mple top 1 2020 confirmed
2020-12-31 21:13
+1
2020-12-31 22:27
#349
JW | 
Switzerland Titan))
+1
2021-01-01 01:34
#558
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Sri Lanka w7tv
no they aren't just look at G2 top5
2021-01-01 23:12
4 replies
In terms of consistency and performance in the Tier1 events and otheriwse, throughout 2020, G2 has done a better job than Heroic. Heroic came to the top with ESL One Cologne in September 2020, and has stayed in the top5 for about 3 months. Before this, they were not even a top20 team for 7-8 months. About Furia, they were in NA, and as is already stated, the rankings are based on level of competition. Hence, Furia can't get ahead of top EU teams, even if they have more NA trophies. Liquid is above Furia, because they were just below Furia in NA (overall 2020) and did much better than Furia in EU.
2021-01-02 05:39
3 replies
#586
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Sri Lanka w7tv
no liquid didn't, furia did good in 2 tournaments and in one eliminated liquid. liquid in this position is purely bullshit in this retarded top10, liquid lost almost every match against furia, except for the last one
2021-01-02 18:59
2 replies
Well, yes, apparently IEM Global challenge carried tremendous weight, which is weird. It's still controversial.
2021-01-02 19:01
1 reply
#588
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Sri Lanka w7tv
hltv takes in count the org wheight instead of the results, like faze, G2, astralis, liquid, way better on the ranking than they deserve, all those did not well in this year but huge money and structure in the org, maybe they're scared that big orgs will leave cs to valulrant and whatnot
2021-01-02 19:09
EZ
2020-12-31 21:07
3 replies
#63
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Serbia LtN))
+1
2020-12-31 21:08
+1
2020-12-31 22:27
#350
JW | 
Switzerland Titan))
+1
2021-01-01 01:35
deserved
2020-12-31 21:07
2 times reverse swept, won only 1 lan and still 2nd over Vitality lul
2020-12-31 21:07
6 replies
Navi - 5 grand-finals, 2 group finals, 5 Top3/Top4 finishes, 2 victories, 1 joint-victory. And I didn't even count Gamers without borders.
2020-12-31 21:14
5 replies
but not over Vitality who have been more consistent better than Navi and everything and they still got like 3rd
2020-12-31 21:16
4 replies
Vitality has 6 grand-finals, 2 group finals, 2 Top3/Top4 finishes, 2 victories, 1-joint victory. Check. Remove recency bias for a moment.
2020-12-31 21:18
2 replies
Good analysis. Agreed recency bias makes you feel like so.
2020-12-31 21:22
nice analysis
2020-12-31 21:44
#198
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Ukraine bvs_
How could they be more consistent if they were shit for 4 months?
2020-12-31 21:51
(Disclaimer: HLTV.org and the Astralis Group)
2020-12-31 21:07
VITALULITY LUL
2020-12-31 21:08
s1mple top1 confirmed
2020-12-31 21:10
#58
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Serbia LtN))
s1mple top1 confirmed???
2020-12-31 21:08
1 reply
#84
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
yes
2020-12-31 21:13
#59
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United Arab Emirates DynamicAWM
agreed.
2020-12-31 21:08
Navi #2? HAHAHHAHAHHA
2020-12-31 21:08
1 reply
#308
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Norway N3sHie1k
stay mad vitaLULity fan
2021-01-01 00:10
#62
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
(Disclaimer: HLTV.org and the Astralis Group)
2020-12-31 21:08
4 replies
Hahahahaha, agreed, they might be biased but I think Astralis put a strong case with banger ending
2020-12-31 21:20
3 replies
#293
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Denmark MeToxi
The disclaimer literally states that its less than 2.5% astralis shares in question and that its two very different organisations with two entirely independent operations. To me that is just common sense but 2020 requires it to be written so that plebs can cry "fake news" and be sensationalists.
2020-12-31 23:41
2 replies
No need to be so agro, people can question its validity until proven
2021-01-01 01:30
1 reply
#476
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Denmark MeToxi
Thats fair but its literally "proven" in the article? Actually proven isn't a word that should be used in this context as they decide which criteria they think best for their ranking so nothing is needed to be proved but rather explained which I for one think they have done.
2021-01-01 13:24
S1mple #1 so fucking ez.
2020-12-31 21:09
Liquid over Furia, G2 over Heroic, Navi over Vitality, it's clear they gave Katowice a huge value. Won't be surprised if S1mple takes #1 .
2020-12-31 21:09
5 replies
+1
2020-12-31 21:27
Well put! Totally agreed
2020-12-31 23:14
Makes sense to give priority or else peeps will cry about onliners
2021-01-01 04:10
#559
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Sri Lanka w7tv
G2 top5 is a completely joke
2021-01-01 23:12
+1
2021-01-02 12:51
hahaha cry now NaVi haters, you though Vitality will be #1 and NaVi will be behind
2020-12-31 21:10
Shame on this list
2020-12-31 21:10
1 reply
#560
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Sri Lanka w7tv
+1
2021-01-01 23:13
#72
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United States RAK47
Vitality being robbed at #2
2020-12-31 21:10
1 reply
Read the full article before commnting, what each team deserved based on points resuls is what they got this year in terms of placings also this #53 #86
2021-01-01 10:42
Bullshit. Whatever, joke top again, don't dissapoint with top 20 players at least.
2020-12-31 21:11
niko not core of G2 lmao
2020-12-31 21:12
4 replies
#99
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Serbia LtN))
He was in FaZe mor than half of the yr Not shre how that counts
2020-12-31 21:15
Only players who were in the team in the entire year are considered the "core" here, that's why he is in neither FaZe's or G2's
2020-12-31 21:17
2 replies
I see... I thought the term core was used to segregate active players from substitutes. Thanks for clarification. still funny as hell imagining Niko not being core member of G2 lol
2020-12-31 21:23
#243
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United Kingdom novaseer
also why gla1ve and Xyp9x aren't in Astralis's core
2020-12-31 22:24
This ranking is really dependent on how teams did at Katowice (or if they even attended it).
2020-12-31 21:12
#83
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
ez for navi and goat s1mple top 1 2020
2020-12-31 21:12
liquid ahead of FURIA is a big cap
2020-12-31 21:13
#87
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Chile cristiaan
mouz top 11 KEKW
2020-12-31 21:13
#90
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Finland Lushkan
Lan prioritization I see
2020-12-31 21:14
s0mple top1 confirmed
2020-12-31 21:14
"Ultimately, however, they missed out on the top title because of their underwhelming results in the first five months, at a time when Natus Vincere and Astralis were already making their case."
2020-12-31 21:14
#97
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Brazil hugoooo
VERY questionable to have Liquid ahead of FURIA... since they won less NA events, did worse vs Europeans, won less money, and even lost 90% of their matches vs FURIA... very weird
2020-12-31 21:15
5 replies
they did better than furia did in eu but worse in na. iem global challenge is stacked asf + liquid placed 2nd there while furia placed 3-4th at dh masters winter still think furia shouldve edged them out but whatever, im happy as a liquid fan
2020-12-31 22:42
I agree
2020-12-31 23:52
"Did worse vs EU" but made an EU finals before Furia. BR logic.
2021-01-01 03:14
2 replies
#403
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Brazil hugoooo
Let's ignore that Liquid was 13th-16th on Dreamhack Masters while FURIA was 3rd-4th being eliminated to damn Astralis... Let's also ignore that on BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Showdown, FURIA themselves eliminated Liquid. So, FURIA did better than Liquid in two of the three tournaments they played together in Europe. That means that Liquid, in fact, DID WORSE VS EU teams. For sure their last meeting was the decider factor that put Liquid ahead of FURIA in this ranking. FURIA beat Liquid all the year, but this last encounter was the most important and gave them the 7th position.
2021-01-01 05:10
1 reply
#561
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Sri Lanka w7tv
murica brain can't get less than top10 paid spot, also with g2
2021-01-01 23:14
hahahahahahahahahaha astralis over vitality and navi oKaY btw hltv owner = astralis owner eXpECTeD waiting room for 1 device 2 dupreeh 3 zywoo
2020-12-31 21:17
12 replies
#294
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Denmark MeToxi
Hltv owner isnt astralis owner wtf
2020-12-31 23:43
10 replies
Disclaimer: Since February 2020, HLTV.org is a part of Better Collective. The founders of Better Collective, via their venture capital fund Bumble Ventures A/S, are minority shareholders of Astralis Group holding less than 2.5% of the shares.
2021-01-01 01:12
9 replies
omg lost all respect for hltv 😔
2021-01-01 04:13
#475
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Denmark MeToxi
So that makes me astralis owner aswell?!?? Less that 2.5% is not enough to be classified owner.
2021-01-01 13:21
7 replies
Not gonna argue with an ASStralis fanboy. Shareholders are essentially owners in a company, they reap the benefits of a business’ success. investopedia.com/terms/s/shareholder.asp
2021-01-02 08:44
6 replies
#593
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Denmark MeToxi
Dude, I'm a so called "shareholder" in astralis because I choose to spend some insignificant amount of money on shares. What matters is if its voting shares.
2021-01-03 02:52
5 replies
astralis is ranked higher in hltv ranking ---> positive influence on astralis' share price ---> Better Collective (parent company of hltv.org) benefits That's what I called conflict of interest, whether Better Collective has voting rights in astralis is irrelevant, they can benefit by selling their shares at a higher price. Moreover, 2.5% shares of a listed company still worth a lot of money, it's definitely not insignificant. #101 and I are just pointing out that the hltv ranking may not be truly independent and may be biased towards astralis.
2021-01-03 10:54
4 replies
#605
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Denmark MeToxi
Thats a very black and white way of looking at it. My shares so far have at times decreased in price when astralis was nr 1 and increased when they were 10th. Its way less of a factor than you make it out to be. The rankings is working as an algorithm which doesn't distinguish by team name, so calling it biased is entirely you being biased, not the ranking. And I feel the need to affirm, its two different companies. They don't communicate together, they don't work together, they have nothing to do with each other. Two different companies in the same sense as Microsoft being Microsoft and Apple being Apple. Two different companies.
2021-01-03 20:13
3 replies
Can't believe I wasted my time arguing with a fanboy. Bye.
2021-01-05 08:32
2 replies
#612
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Denmark MeToxi
Too much logic for ya?
2021-01-05 08:34
#613
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Denmark MeToxi
Anyways, It'd be illegal if they deliberately tried to affect stock value by favoritising.
2021-01-05 08:46
So, who deserved Top1 and why?
2021-01-01 02:25
Navi > Vitality overall S1mple > zywoo in 2020 Only because the LANs were soo good for navi
2020-12-31 21:16
2 replies
vitality > navi zywoo >>>>> simple nt ruski bot
2020-12-31 21:17
1 reply
you can see the rankings of 2020 video and s1mple has better rating against astralis and other top 5 teams its just that they are soo close its hard to distinguish no matter who gets the #1 i am only waiting for LANs to be held soon
2021-01-05 07:37
navi 2nd is a joke
2020-12-31 21:17
no avant 0/8
2020-12-31 21:18
navi top2 what a joke
2020-12-31 21:19
#114
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Brazil cadik
navi #2 what ?
2020-12-31 21:19
3 replies
#91 and #109
2020-12-31 21:22
1 reply
+1
2020-12-31 22:36
2021-01-01 10:43
why is mibr behind GEN G? that shitty team
2020-12-31 21:22
NAVI always the bridesmaid, never the bride. #feels
2020-12-31 21:22
#125
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Azerbaijan JWD
VirtusPro / Flashpoint 2 / #1 / 500.000$?
2020-12-31 21:23
BIG :) <3
2020-12-31 21:23
ahahahaha expected 2yw00 and GOD s1mple
2020-12-31 21:23
Where Gambit? They won so many lootbet tournaments.
2020-12-31 21:24
1 reply
+1 but more so because they played more maps than the top 10 teams and ended the year with a higher map win %
2020-12-31 23:22
wtf how vitality are 3? R I G G E D
2020-12-31 21:25
0/8 bait thanks HLTV staff
2020-12-31 21:26
i can understand why astralis Nº1 in term of results. But the 6th man roster success of vitality is just insanely better that the 7th man failure roster of astralis, plus bubzkji is just there because they cant sell him.
2020-12-31 21:27
ez 4 Na'Vi loool
2020-12-31 21:27
This is a fucking shit list lmfao
2020-12-31 21:28
Easy for GOATSTRALIS 3RS YR IN A ROW!!!!
2020-12-31 21:28
6 replies
GOAT TEAM : ASTRALIS GOAT PLAYER : S1MPLE
2020-12-31 21:30
5 replies
I AGREE :D
2020-12-31 21:35
3 replies
but also device is so good :)
2020-12-31 21:36
2 replies
THANKS, EASILY TOP2 PLAYER OF 2020 AM I LITTLW DRUNN
2020-12-31 21:38
1 reply
s1mple top 1 2020 device top 2 2020 zywoo top 3 2020 ok 👌👍
2020-12-31 21:43
#414
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Denmark dyinbyran
GOAT player GTR
2021-01-01 07:00
8/8
2020-12-31 21:31
#157
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Europe SamulisS
astralis top 1 XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2020-12-31 21:34
HAHAHAHAHA BOTALITY #3 knew their were washed up bots so ez for god s1mple
2020-12-31 21:34
EZ for Navi!!! Second team!!!!
2020-12-31 21:34
#165
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Brazil FERRAZZZ
LMAO liquid over furia? That's a joke...I just don't understand how is it possible. I mean, liquid struggled against furia whole year... Lost some grand finals and still ahead them? I like liquid tho... Just trying understand how the ranking works.
2020-12-31 21:36
4 replies
#173
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Lebanon Dogman69
struggled against Furia but played better against others
2020-12-31 21:39
1 reply
#197
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Brazil FERRAZZZ
You're wrong... Furia won more trophies than liquid
2020-12-31 21:50
Furia over fnatic? That’s the bigest upset. Fnatic was the #1 team in the world at one point during 2020, was Furia ever that?
2020-12-31 23:19
I think it would have been other way around but Katowice + IEM GC pulled them up. Unlucky for Furia too since Liquid beat them in the most dominant way recently. With this list, seems like there was a bit of recency bias.
2021-01-01 03:17
#168
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Turkey TheKaiser
I actually expected Vitality to be second but whatever, it was close between them, Astralis and NaVi.
2020-12-31 21:36
#171
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Lebanon Dogman69
100T? xD
2020-12-31 21:38
Seems accurate
2020-12-31 21:41
Coldzera and broky as core when its only rain xaxaxaxaxa
2020-12-31 21:43
1 reply
Rain is not a core, it's a monolith
2021-01-03 14:23
GOATSTRALIS always the Best. Let's gooo!
2020-12-31 21:43
OMFG, what the fuck was that?
2020-12-31 21:44
The team with the 9 men roster first. I don't think Faze deserved #10 but sure
2020-12-31 21:45
1 reply
#194
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Lebanon Dogman69
think they did, they were just consistently bad. mousesports lows for example were lower than Faze
2020-12-31 21:48
Oh! Really!? Totally unexpected! Holy smokes!
2020-12-31 21:46
#190
RpK | 
France pol44r
Liquid 7? Vitality 3rd? 😐
2020-12-31 21:46
great rankings 😋🙏🏻
2020-12-31 21:46
#199
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United States big_brain
vitality robbed 2nd place #hltvunfair
2020-12-31 21:51
surprised mibr arent in top 5
2020-12-31 21:52
#203
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Russia SW@G_2
faze robbed, furia didn't deserve even top 30 LOL
2020-12-31 21:53
2 replies
you mean Furia robbed Faze doesn't deserve top 30
2021-01-01 02:24
1 reply
#459
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Russia SW@G_2
No, I mean that faze could still beat +w furia megabrains. It is difficult to compare two regions (NA and EU) because the competition and the skill difference is quite big. Therefore, Faze should be over furia. That said I was too harsh, the Brazilian team should be 15-10 place to be fair
2021-01-01 11:45
faZe in top 10???
2020-12-31 21:55
wait OG is behind faZe and fnatic???
2020-12-31 21:55
3 replies
OG won 0 tourneys
2020-12-31 22:00
2 replies
still i think they deserve
2020-12-31 22:38
ok g2 won nothing this year and they're top 5 lmfao
2021-01-03 08:02
LETS GO astralis <3 dupreeh <3
2020-12-31 21:58
FaZe ahahahhahahahahahahah
2020-12-31 22:00
NEXT YEAR HAVU TOP 1 SOURCE: TRUST ME MEN))) 😎👍👍👍
2020-12-31 22:02
2 replies
This year*
2020-12-31 22:03
1 reply
every year*😳
2020-12-31 22:04
Seems like they weighted liquids finals appearance really hard. Tbh I would put them behind furia but I’d say next year they will officially be the better team again
2020-12-31 22:03
1 reply
it was actually the lan games that weighed more at the end. hltv.org/events/4901/iem-katowice-2020 this event apparently got liquid that spot. fair.
2021-01-03 19:43
this ranking is clownfiesta same as top10 highlights, damn how low can hltv go
2020-12-31 22:05
1 reply
what's wrong with top10 highlights?
2021-01-01 00:29
Furia #8 let's go Kscersto my favorite player
2020-12-31 22:08
(Disclaimer: HLTV.org and the Astralis Group) expceted
2020-12-31 22:09
Astralis #1 is true, with all the problems they had this year, finishing #1 in ranking is godlike But Wtf Vitality deserved top2 guys, they were so consistent exept 3-4months.. and navi were playing with cis (cis have rlly good players, but.. for navi, t2 cis is easy) Pain. (au chocolat)
2020-12-31 22:13
9 replies
You said it yourself, except 3-4 months. So what do you want more?
2020-12-31 22:57
#358
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Poland Pechowy
Astralis #1 is true? They were good for only 2 months in this year. Other 10 they sucked or sucked af. NaVi in Katowice showed them their place, and they still are top 1 and Vita, top 3 most of the year ist 3rd. IMO NaVi top 2/1 Vita top 1/2. Astralis top 3.
2021-01-01 02:11
6 replies
And? Where Na'Vi were after Katowice? What they had done after Katowice? Two grandfinals where Na'Vi reverse sweeped by Astralis and Vita? Every normal unbiased people already understood that on Katowice Na'Vi popped off and that's all. It was just a "honeymoon period" after they replaced GuardiaN with Perfecto. Later this period ended and Na'Vi returned to their normal form. Astralis won 4 tier1 tournaments, while Na'Vi only 1. And that's why Astralis > Na'Vi in this year. Vita won 2 tier1 (6 GF overall) tournaments while Na'Vi only 1 (4 grandfinals) But somehow Na'Vi is still higher just because Vita had bad period in first months of this year. With all respect to Na'Vi, but they didn't deserve this top2.
2021-01-01 04:07
5 replies
#399
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Poland Pechowy
IMO this one tournament is worth more than 3 online wins. Online CS is very random. BIG and Heroic would be max on 10 and 15 in world ranking, and NaVi would've destroyed scene this year and win like 10 tournaments atleast in normal circumstances. Tournaments that Astralis won, expect EPL and IEM Global Chalange were Dreamhack Masters Winter, where Astralis have such a great opponents like onliner Heroic and shitty G2 as best teams (and that are only t1 teams in tournament exept Astra) and RMR where on paper were also only 3 maybe 4 t1 teams. So they basicly won only 2 t1 tournaments like Vita. But Vita was in more finals and played more dominant than Astralis ever in this year. NaVi played most time in CIS region because of ESL. In Europe tournaments they would have more finals in t1 tournaments atleast. Maybe also wins. Final matchup betwen NaVi and Vita in IEM Bejing-Haidian was match for #1 spot in 2020 for me and Vita won that match.
2021-01-01 04:40
3 replies
#482
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Denmark ghostan11
Navi wins one tournament so we can assume that they would be better than astralis if it wasnt online. You re such a clown.Not like it didnt happen before with navi.It was a a one run and nothing else. Astralis still have proven that they are better this year just like last year, and one more thing astralis are a better lan team than navi
2021-01-01 13:39
2 replies
#531
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Poland Pechowy
Thats why in their only LAN matchup they won insane 10 rounds on 2 maps against NaVi
2021-01-01 18:48
1 reply
#573
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Denmark ghostan11
yes cuz one game = already worse than navi your ;l;ogic is 0iq
2021-01-02 07:47
+1 its Astralis #1, Vita#2 and NaVi #3 i think
2021-01-01 17:47
You guys got robbed by Navi for #2 just like Zywoo will get robbed by S1mple. HLTV exposed.
2021-01-01 03:18
What has Navi done this year??? NOTHING except some cis shit, so fucking biased and undeserved it's ridiculous Also Astralis at #1 this year got to be a joke but expected from hltv
2020-12-31 22:15
3 replies
2 replies
One Event... One
2021-01-01 13:00
1 reply
went from 0 to 1 nice progress mens
2021-01-01 18:11
Bruh, Vitality deserves 2nd place more.
2020-12-31 22:16
2 replies
Same goes for Heroic and Furia imo :((( i feel like i missed some matches or smthing
2020-12-31 22:26
1 reply
heroic definetely deserves higher place, what a performance from them in 2020
2021-01-01 00:30
Liquid > Furia so easy
2020-12-31 22:16
Fnatic? this list is a joke.
2020-12-31 22:22
1 reply
+1
2020-12-31 23:22
#239
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Turkey 69kagan
Vitality 1.
2020-12-31 22:23
FaZe #10? I thought coL would've been there, also Vitality #1 or #2
2020-12-31 22:23
Expected from danish admins. Na'Vi top1 team 2020 without a doubt
2020-12-31 22:23
astralis goats
2020-12-31 22:24
Liquid over FURIA what the actual fuck. Seems like all they took into account was Katowice.
2020-12-31 22:25
#248
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Hungary szia
Liquid over furia?????
2020-12-31 22:31
ok really i may be delusional but i dont think liquid deserved to be ahead of furia. epl s11 and katowice meant that much? lmfao glad eg didnt make top 10 tho just because they were top 1 for a week OMEGALUL
2020-12-31 22:45
4 replies
non of the NA team deserve to be in the top 10. I dunno why HLTV believe NA deserve to be taken seriously.
2021-01-01 00:19
3 replies
NA made a finals in the last event of the year. Also, Furia beat a couple of EU teams.
2021-01-01 03:19
2 replies
Furia lost vs top20 teams. 1 tournament don't justify top 10 Spot. Other teams won tournaments...
2021-01-01 08:45
1 reply
I think it's fair, furia sucked balls
2021-01-04 21:30
G2 TOP 1 2021
2020-12-31 22:41
1 reply
+1
2021-01-01 03:25
#259
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Russia ToughGuy
I love Na'Vi haters crying, it's my daily dose
2020-12-31 22:44
NAVI? LOOOL #3 maybe... barely but above vitality? wtf ahahah
2020-12-31 22:45
#263
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Brazil Vicmar
No NiP? 0/8
2020-12-31 22:49
#264
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Thailand hahahoha
to me felt like FURIA had a better year than liquid
2020-12-31 22:50
s1mple top 1 HLTV confirmed
2020-12-31 22:53
#269
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Brazil SecondKS
Liquid > furia? Wtf? Lul HLTV is a joke
2020-12-31 23:00
4 replies
Totally, and G2 top 5 KEKW
2020-12-31 23:03
3 replies
G2-0 Furia <3
2021-01-01 13:18
2 replies
#569
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Brazil SecondKS
Fúria 2-1 G2 too, btw
2021-01-02 06:48
1 reply
So sweet watching zywho fans and baguettes malding
2020-12-31 23:09
#276
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Brazil elpy
unhappy new year
2020-12-31 23:11
#279
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United States joke_cs
Nvm
2020-12-31 23:18
#282
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Slovakia Aghi
nice, GL in 2021, I hope with lans
2020-12-31 23:21
Fnatic, Liquid or FaZe above OG and CoL??
2020-12-31 23:21
4 replies
Fnatic had as good year as NaVi, so i dont understand why i typed this. Be glad about the biased ranking due to ur flag, lol
2020-12-31 23:26
3 replies
I don't agree with Na'Vi being above Vitality though(I am under the impression that Vitality was top1 in 2020). Fnatic was out of top 10 for the whole year afaik and didn't win much against relevant teams. Anyway, if I were a Na'Vi fan don't you find it obvious that I would have taken on that s1mple flair straightaway?
2020-12-31 23:41
2 replies
Youre undar that impression just cause last few months, not got check what they were doing at the start of the year. Little hint - 9/12 place at katowice for example.
2021-01-01 02:34
#419
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
Fnatic was top 5 atleast 5 months. Won EPL eu and reached kato semi. Reached semi in 2 more events and some quarters. Also fnatic was the only team to beat kato and first rmr winners in those events. They also beat top 5 multiple times in epl. Second half was bad but in first half, they were insane
2021-01-01 07:40
Astralis - dead all year until the last tournament = #1 of the year. NaVi - inconsistent, geting smashed by cis teams = #2 Heroic - being the #1 team in the world for a bunch of months = #6 Vitality - only consistent team, both winning and geting 2nd place = #3 Where’s the logic? Haha
2020-12-31 23:25
9 replies
#289
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France Fran6k1D
it's time to actually read the article sometime :)
2020-12-31 23:34
1 reply
Did it 1 more time, i still stick to my comment.
2021-01-01 11:48
First 6 months sucks dick = very consistent. Yeaah fanboyism is insane here.
2021-01-01 02:33
3 replies
6 months? Drunk? Longer consistent period than any other team even if your comment was true though. Fanboy? I’m being realistic, i’m cheering for fnatic.
2021-01-01 11:47
2 replies
I dont understand whats so hard for you to understand here. Its the definition of inconsistency if they didnt play entire year decently(for example 9/12 at katowice). I dont remember when astralis didnt get good placing when playing with they full roster(not with shitters jugi/snappi). I would need to check if there we any bad placings, but if there were none, thats what consistency is
2021-01-01 17:42
I could find only blast spring where astralis places bad with theyr real roster, wanna count how many bad placings vitality had?
2021-01-01 17:49
+1 BIG - being the #1 team in the world for a bunch of months = #4
2021-01-01 23:19
#570
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Brazil SecondKS
+111111. And have more G2 #5? Wtf!? Liquid > furia? Furia 4 tournament liquid 1, every battle vs liquid, furia won...
2021-01-02 06:53
1 reply
Agree. G2 accomplished nothing = #5 NA teams don’t belong on this list this year except Furia
2021-01-02 12:48
what about top10 hltv users of 2020?
2020-12-31 23:33
How Navi is actually above Vitality lul, what a joke
2020-12-31 23:38
1 reply
#91 and #109 Make it 6 Top3/Top4 for Navi though.
2021-01-01 06:13
#291
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France FanchD
"3. Vitality" I must be drunk, should have read this later
2020-12-31 23:38
JOKE TOP
2020-12-31 23:46
Liquid > Furia ???? What a freaking joke ! Furia bullied Liquid the whole 2020 ..... what a joke !
2020-12-31 23:47
2 replies
+1
2021-01-01 00:00
#571
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Brazil SecondKS
Exatly
2021-01-02 06:58
bs
2020-12-31 23:53
TOTAL BULLSHIT! WHERE IS OG?
2020-12-31 23:59
nt mibr bestest
2021-01-01 00:03
Hwat is this trash list?? Furia Liquid?? LUL?? Faze OMEGALUL Fnatic Senior_vac_tax_smile.JPG
2021-01-01 00:09
#306
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
I understand how the list works, but taking into account not only trophies, this is just terrible.
2021-01-01 00:09
4 replies
Its terrible to take only last 3 months and claim that vitality had amazing entire year and should be 1# for entire year
2021-01-01 02:31
3 replies
#369
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
2021-01-01 02:33
2 replies
Here what? Just because that guy invented his own math doesnt mean hltv uses his math. It just proves that his math will give you his results, and hltvs math will give you hltvs results. Thats all. Personally i would highly disagree with liquid>furia only. All others debatable, so that means hltvs match can easilly give us result as we see now.
2021-01-01 02:39
1 reply
#375
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
in a way, what I agree and disagree with, as in the case of this list, is entirely subjective. my mistake was making a shitty comment, saying "i understand how hltv math works" (which technically i should know, but there are things about it that confuse me), and then i said "this is terrible" as if it were a global statement, and not just my opinion. so do not consider what I say as the pure truth, quite the contrary, consider it as an opinion; after that i just used the guy from the link i put to say one of the reasons i disagree with this list.
2021-01-01 02:43
nice bait
2021-01-01 00:12
Looks like a list made while sipping Christmas cocktail
2021-01-01 00:19
bull fucking shit LOL
2021-01-01 00:17
So they put Navi > vita so s1mple>zywoo
2021-01-01 00:19
7 replies
so device>s1mple?
2021-01-01 00:32
6 replies
Device isn’t even close to those two, my point is that both simple and zywoo had a great year, but since they ranked Navi higher, this may also mean that simple now has an advantage over zywoo as team wise he’s more successful this year
2021-01-01 00:36
5 replies
make sense, but i think zywoo has a slight advantage even though s1mple had an amazing year, dont look at my flair :D
2021-01-01 00:38
4 replies
Mate, tbh I do feel the same way, just like it was in 2019, zywoo was great at the end of the year, so that latest expression might leave a bias and help him to get that top1 spot
2021-01-01 00:41
3 replies
i agree, zywoo was nowhere near s1mple at the start of year, but latest navi games might fucked up his stats
2021-01-01 00:45
2 replies
Especially that last game vs astralis when he barely got his rating positive
2021-01-01 00:48
#417
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
Zywoo was the second highest player after s1mple. Or do you forget that s1mple was better than zywoo only for those 3 months in last 1.5 years. In last 20 months zywoo has 11 mvps while s1mple has 11 mvps from his while career. People are are overating s1mple because of kato mvp. If others events were also LAN, there was never a question about who is the top 1 this year. Zywoo did better than last year with 6 mvps.
2021-01-01 07:36
EZ4GOAT DUPREEH AND HIS TEAM <3
2021-01-01 00:34
100T top 15 without even playing, truely the GOATs of CSGO
2021-01-01 00:42
Guys I think the first year of NiP without f0rest was NiP's lowest of all time lmao
2021-01-01 00:44
#330
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Australia B_Tannen
Fairly expected.
2021-01-01 00:47
#332
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Ukraine ksay
AHAHAH expected astralis owner = hltv owner
2021-01-01 00:54
Top 4 = onliners kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-01-01 00:56
nice navi <3
2021-01-01 00:59
how the f is Gen.G in top 20? they literally disappeared the 2nd half of 2020 and didn't do that well in the first half...
2021-01-01 01:00
garbage ranking astralis>vitality and navi?????? hltv owner = astralis owner
2021-01-01 01:06
How tf did they put Vitality 3, they deserve 1
2021-01-01 01:08
4 replies
Fr i dont fukin get it
2021-01-01 01:58
1 reply
#91 and #109 Although it's 6 Top3/Top4 for Navi, not 5
2021-01-01 06:14
Deserve top 2* Astralis top 1.
2021-01-01 13:27
1 reply
No way
2021-01-01 16:10
glhf in 2021 :)
2021-01-01 01:13
#342
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Pakistan LoOuU2
From the looks of this ranking, it's pretty clear that they valued EU competition over NA alot and also Katowice has ALOT of worth towards determining this, which would ultimately be the same factor for Top 20 players too. Personally I feel like maybe EG could have made a place in here, they were pretty good in their own region for better part of the online Era. Overall it's good.
2021-01-01 01:15
Interesting.
2021-01-01 01:15
EG made top1 rannings for 1 week ut not top10 year team Interestinf😳
2021-01-01 01:24
Astralis # 1 and Vitality # 3 I dont get it
2021-01-01 01:26
2 replies
They take entire year not last 3 months for the list, what you dont get it?
2021-01-01 02:29
1 reply
They don't understand the logic when it clearly says a whole year. Cry is free
2021-01-01 03:29
The fact that Faze 10, Lulquid 7 and above Furia, and G2 5 means this is a retarded list
2021-01-01 01:31
3 replies
g2 top 5 HAHAHA
2021-01-01 01:37
+1
2021-01-01 10:21
#555
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Sri Lanka w7tv
+1 G2 top 50 at least
2021-01-01 23:11
These lists are just about statistics.... This isn't even my opinion but rn the only 2 teams that play csgo in god tier level are vitality and astralis.. I would never pick navi over vitality... As for mouz at 11th place that's kind of disappointing... They have proven themselves much more scarier than liquid, fnatic or faze... But its just a graph after all... Plus, there a very few percentage of people that fully understand cs and gameplay overall... I hope top 20 players won't be like this list
2021-01-01 01:32
I m Astralis fanboy but i think they didnt deserve first place.. vitality #1 this year
2021-01-01 01:48
#354
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Russia Feuerbach
fair
2021-01-01 01:50
Vitality #1????
2021-01-01 01:58
4 replies
Play good for 5 month = 1# of entire year, flawless logic, no surprise its not you who decides placings
2021-01-01 02:28
#371
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Canada Ble01
Hltv biased towards Astralis..
2021-01-01 02:35
calculated, Vitality is only #3
2021-01-01 03:11
#483
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Denmark ghostan11
Nice joke
2021-01-01 13:40
#359
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Brazil gtaube
Lucas1 with furia WTF ???
2021-01-01 02:18
1 reply
6th player leaked
2021-01-01 10:30
Wait mibr didn't make it in top 3? If coldzera doesn't make it top 5 hltv rigged
2021-01-01 02:22
vita not 2 ? wtf
2021-01-01 02:31
1 reply
,ad cuz bad, cry is free trash
2021-01-01 06:49
Feels like some of it is not where it belong. Surprised about Na'Vi being 2nd.
2021-01-01 02:31
G2 > Heroic feels bad.
2021-01-01 02:41
pretty fair placings... people forget Navi won the biggest event of the year, destroyed pretty much all the competition at it and it was LAN
2021-01-01 02:46
1 reply
+1
2021-01-01 02:47
#379
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Kuwait roye
heroic really dominated this year, and faze were trash, hltv really had too much to drink this time
2021-01-01 03:04
NAVI #2 team of 2020 S1mple #1 player of 2020
2021-01-01 03:11
fnatic still top 10 i arent think that
2021-01-01 03:19
1 reply
#416
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
They won a event and reached kato semi. Also some other semi and quarters. Teams below haven't done that. And fnatic reached top 1 for a week and was a top 5 team around 5-6 months.
2021-01-01 07:32
Wtf is this ranking. Faze is in 10 instead of OG or Mouz because they won an event, while the other two did not. But then you see g2 in 5 without winning a single event. Also, Liquid over Furia with only one NA tournament win v 4 of Furia. What the absolte hell is this?
2021-01-01 03:39
2 replies
this is just as bad as their top plays of the year ranking lol
2021-01-01 21:28
#554
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Sri Lanka w7tv
yeah this is a bullshit ranking totally biased in previous years at least, liquid and faze surely don't deserve top 10 furia behind lulquid is a kick in the balls, furia has been ahead of EG and LIQUID and EG > Liquid even tho
2021-01-01 23:10
G2 best 5th team in 2020 ? losing final to Reijn and NatosaphiX btw. JaahahahhaHahahhahhahahahaha JahahahaHahhahahahhaha Jahhahahahahhaahh Jahhahahahaha Jahahhaha Jhahaha Jhaha Jha LUL KEKW hltv.org/events/4998/cs-summit-5
2021-01-01 03:51
navi>vitality as we all knew before clicking this article
2021-01-01 04:06
Astralis 1st Vitallity only 3-rd BIG 4-th Heroics only 6
2021-01-01 04:09
G2 Top 5 Pog
2021-01-01 04:28
hope this cancer shitsite gets shut down soon CUntralis #1???? WTF They were literally under top 15 for a while. THIS FUCKING CUNTS don't deserve to be #1 and no I don't see Vitality as #1 either
2021-01-01 04:47
4 replies
#425
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Bosnia and Herzegovina fucklove
so who are top-1 then if not astralis or vitality either? tell me
2021-01-01 09:09
1 reply
For me there was absolutely no clear #1. Especially not in the Online-shitshow.
2021-01-01 16:41
all 3 of the top teams had a period of time where they dropped off, Astralis just had a shorter one ---> more consistent
2021-01-01 10:33
1 reply
There was no clear #1 at this online shit-show for real.
2021-01-01 16:42
s1mple top1 HTLV confirmed
2021-01-01 04:49
1 reply
When ZywOo stop csgo maybe...
2021-01-01 09:54
wheres mibr
2021-01-01 05:41
expected
2021-01-01 05:52
"Zyw0o has a better team" Zyw0o is 100% top 1 this year.
2021-01-01 06:41
3 replies
Possible, but the opposite is also possible, evidently.
2021-01-01 07:26
2 replies
I mean they ranked on prize money not actual performance so who would give a shit about this ranking?
2021-01-02 03:29
1 reply
???Are you serious??? They did rank on performance. The prize money is a coincidence. It's NOT based on prize money. Mad Lions is 1st in terms of prize money, VP is 2nd, Complexity is 3rd, Astralis is 4th. In terms of prize money, even OG is 8th, Mibr is 9th. The teams that win more/perform better, will obviously have better rank, and also obviously more prize money because of winning more. There's a correlation, not a causality. At least check for yourself before making such dumb assumptions.
2021-01-02 05:29
NaVi #1 always <3 #NAVINATION #NAVIDAVI
2021-01-01 06:50
2 replies
#438
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Germany Golllum
hltv ranked them #2
2021-01-01 10:30
1 reply
NaVi and s1mple always #1 for me. I don't care about rankings.
2021-01-01 10:31
#423
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Ukraine McSwell
Pretty accurate rankings for EU teams, NA teams are a bit overrated imo. And now zywoo's fans argument "Vitality achieved more as a team in 2020" fell apart.
2021-01-01 08:54
7 replies
No Vitality 55 > Navi 45. :)
2021-01-01 13:29
Vitality was actually slightly better. Navi wins especially in terms of points. That doesn't take away from the fact that Navi deserves his top 2 place, but a little less than Vitality. To give you an example, Zywoo deserves the top 1 slightly more than S1mple, Because he has statistics slightly higher stats and mvps. S1mple deserves to be top 1, but zywoo deserves slightly more than him. Does that mean Zywoo is better? No. Vitality was slightly better, but navi logically wins by points. :) However Astralis deserves its top 1 place. It's very tight until the last tournament, it's magnificent. Then the top 1 for Astralis despite there being changes and the top 3 for Vitality despite also changes. It's still remarkable, but honestly we have three teams at about the same level this year I think. It doesn't matter as long as they're top 3 together. I love all three teams! :) But, in reality, some did slightly better than others. I try to be objective, but this top 2 place for Navi is a bit stolen but despite everything deserved.
2021-01-01 14:05
5 replies
External factors aren't really considered. It's not Navi's fault they're CIS. You can't say that Navi didn't win Dreamhack Open Fall, when they weren't even allowed to participate, irrespective of their world rank. Now, Navi - 5 GrandFinals, 2 Group Finals, 6 Top3/Top4, 2 victories, 1 joint-victory. And I didn't even count Gamers without Borders Vitality - 6 GrandFinals, 2 Group Finals, 2 Top3/Top4, 2 victories, 1 joint-victory. Evidently, Navi is ahead by quite a margin. The "prestige-difference" between EU RmRs and CIS RmRs were compensated by Navi's LAN achievements and performance, according to Striker. Eventually, Navi had an edge over Vitality.
2021-01-01 17:47
4 replies
The difference in prestige, compensated by another event. I don't agree, although Striker says so. Vitality was there in Katowice, and had a very poor performance. Navi won. Vitality has been good at all three events for rmr and is group first. Navi galloped against much weaker teams. However like I said, Navi deserves his second place and it is in my eyes very tight. It is my opinion to say that Vitality has a slight lead in the idea but not in point. (and would therefore have deserved to be second, of course there is a logic in the decision of hltv) Vitality had a bad start to the year (4 tournaments including the qualification for the blast) and made very good performances on the 12 others, except 2 events if I am not mistaken. Neither team is ahead of the other by "far" as you say. Maybe I said it too, but I think I said "slightly" Well, in short, it is debatable, but in my eyes Vitality has been more constant, It doesn't play out much. Let's take advantage of having three great teams and not a team that rides on everyone and there you go. Of course, it's not Navi's fault that they play in CIS for the major, but they missed two out of three competitions. We have the right to disagree with HLTV's decision. Especially during such a tight top 1 race. Everyone has his opinion. The fact that Vitality beat Navi in ​​the final, I think is too anecdotal to recall. But OK To come back to my prestige disagreement. Navi was there in Cologne, it's a bit the same story, except that Vitality did not win Cologne.
2021-01-01 18:15
3 replies
I can respect this. +1
2021-01-01 18:08
2 replies
But I understand what you mean. I've already seen you answer several times, hence my slightly greater acceptance of the top 3. Happy New Year :)
2021-01-01 18:12
1 reply
Happy New Year! :)
2021-01-01 18:14
SO FUCKING UNDESERVED 1ST PLACE FOR ASTRALIS. Guys, they were sucking for half of the year with roster changes, they started to play good around october, can some1 explain, why they receive 1st place? 2-3 but not fucking 1
2021-01-01 09:08
4 replies
because both Vitality and NaVi had a similar phase where they dropped off.
2021-01-01 10:28
People seemed to have forgotten Astralis won an event and made a few deep runs before they ever started changing lineups - by May, when gla1ve and Xyp9x took a break, they were probably a top 3 team already.
2021-01-01 12:21
1 reply
+1
2021-01-01 13:07
#484
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Denmark ghostan11
0/8
2021-01-01 13:41
Astralis the best of all time
2021-01-01 09:27
Mouseports and Karrigan is JOKE , :) .
2021-01-01 09:37
astralis with that 9 man roster lol
2021-01-01 09:42
(Disclaimer: HLTV.org and the Astralis Group) and now we know why Asstralis top1
2021-01-01 10:43
Cant stop laughing at kids commenting nonsense without even reading the article and reasoning behind decisions in terms of who places where and so on :o when will u learn that its not based on how u feel and what u think, and that its based on facts/results/points/achievents etc, also #53 #86 enjoy the facts and welcome to new year :)))
2021-01-01 10:47
2020: 1. Astralis 2. NAVI 3. Vitality I love it!
2021-01-01 10:58
Looking at the graph at the bottom, the Top3 are just so much ahead of everyone else LUL
2021-01-01 11:08
Top 10 onliners
2021-01-01 11:53
#468
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Poland SebL
Nice that FaZe got no.10, I'm happy for them, but they are in a really trash state atm. gratz BIG for making the no.4, who could have thought at the end of last year, they are in an even worse shape than FaZe tho atm.
2021-01-01 12:33
2 replies
How are BIG in worse shape than Faze?
2021-01-01 12:57
1 reply
#564
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Poland SebL
I mean, they are really looking bad atm., nothing works it seems like.
2021-01-01 23:30
Judging from this HLTV team rankings s1mple actually has more chances to be top1 than ZywOo. Unexpected, but fair
2021-01-01 12:58
#481
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Russia Xtinger
NAVI finished the year with dignity!
2021-01-01 13:38
Virtus pro back
2021-01-01 13:50
Prize money for Top 3 Teams insanely close Closest season in years, but with each team being best at different points, so it´s really hard to tell who is best all year
2021-01-01 13:57
nice
2021-01-01 14:04
#493
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Estonia sEEmANN
haha wtf total bullshit
2021-01-01 14:16
1 reply
cryme is free
2021-01-01 14:40
> Vitality top 3 > Botus vincere top 2 XD fixed by hltv Bug clan in top 5 xD when anyone can beat them :)
2021-01-01 15:21
2 replies
#553
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Sri Lanka w7tv
big isnt even best german team lol sprout > big
2021-01-01 23:06
BIG have been the best team in 2020. But it's a danish site what do you expect.
2021-01-01 23:16
#500
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Sweden Goudi
Fnatic xD Maybe top 20 LULULULUL
2021-01-01 15:57
astralis #1 (Disclaimer: HLTV.org and the Astralis Group)
2021-01-01 15:58
s1mple Top1 confirmed by this article
2021-01-01 16:13
#504
rko | 
Netherlands WWF
Cap
2021-01-01 16:25
#505
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Portugal Penha87
I have some doubts about the FURIA squad getting the 8th place like they had a great year for who came from the NA dead scene, but ok.... Happy new year guys
2021-01-01 16:33
#506
El1an | 
Hong Kong LonT
Onliners, wait until Lan back
2021-01-01 16:36
1 reply
cry more , syrson gonna snipe your ass 360 through the smoke and XANTARES gonna peak you and ez headshot , tabseN and tizian gonna blind you for life with their flashes and burn you alive with their molly, k1to gonna one deag you every time ))
2021-01-06 05:11
#510
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Finland zalupa337
col is 14, ok
2021-01-01 17:01
Putting Vitality 3rd whereas they were completely dominant from June to November destroying a lot of teams to 4 finals (yeah they choked on those but their runs were the most convincing every time) and earning 2 big titles against the best competition, while NaVi only won one big title in february (WePlay! CIS tournament is not a big title, they faced Spirit-Nemiga-Gambit Youngsters) is stupid IMO. Vitality was a much more well-rounded team during an entire half of the year, despite changing IGL in March and adding 2 players during the year. I also think Heroic should be in front of G2, and that OG was a better team overall this year than mouz. (maybe recency bias, idk) Congrats to all team however, this was a great year of CS despite the online play !
2021-01-01 17:02
1 reply
2021-01-01 17:49
#514
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Finland JooonsMO
g2 seems overrated but otherwise looks really good.
2021-01-01 17:19
#515
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Korea Che2ro
astralis was a first team don't change in 2020 Always 1th rank team so sick!!! I'm looking forward to 2021 as well.
2021-01-01 17:25
THE KINGS,,,,,
2021-01-01 18:36
1 reply
The difference wasn't as big as the other years tbh. Just look at 2018's graph comparison of teams :D Or even 2019. This year, Top3 are relatively much closer.
2021-01-01 18:53
NA trash like always
2021-01-01 18:59
WOW!!!!! NaVi reached nro.2 spot. nice. Basically makes me wonder even more why they gambled the last couple of events, using B1T etc. NIce throw....
2021-01-01 19:12
3 replies
Navi at number 2 is the biggest joke in this ranking, they are top5 at best
2021-01-01 19:54
2 replies
Maybe.....but Vitality should be 1st or 2nd. The most consistent team of 2020, I mean reaching 6 big event finals and not even 2nd?
2021-01-01 21:01
1 reply
Yep exactly, also Astralis don't deserve #1 this year.
2021-01-01 22:07
#542
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Portugal MrPato
So explain to me pls, according to what fuck logic criteria was this ranking made for you to put G2 in 5th place, ahead of Heroic, Furia and Liquid? If you're making these decisions based on prize money, might aswell make a different category in which you showcase the teams who earned the most with prize pools this year, and not just call them "THE BEST OF 2020", you can't judge a team based on how much they've earned just because they are on a more profitable league or were invited to tournaments where the prize pool was higher. Tbh placing a team which hasn't earned a single 1st place this year among the Top 5 is so fucking disrespectful, while teams such as Heroic, Furia and Liquid deserved to be way higher on that list
2021-01-01 21:05
5 replies
#552
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Sri Lanka w7tv
they put teams with high money G2 and Faze don't deserve even top 20 this year, LULquid also should be 15+, couldn't beat furia and EG all year long and where is sAw wtf
2021-01-01 23:05
4 replies
#572
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Portugal MrPato
Why should sAw be on TOP 10 or even TOP 20 tho? xD
2021-01-02 07:21
+1
2021-01-03 14:24
2 replies
#608
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Sri Lanka w7tv
forgot how bullshit is this rank liquid was massacrated against EVIL GENIUSES all year long what a pitty rank
2021-01-04 23:48
1 reply
Yeah, they lost to CHAOS CHAOS shit team with VALORANT players
2021-01-05 19:30
what surprises me the most is FaZe in #10...
2021-01-01 21:07
ez
2021-01-01 21:15
astralis astralis astralis astralis astralis astralis astralis astralis astralis
2021-01-01 22:50
#557
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Sri Lanka w7tv
jajajaja g2 top 5 paid spot
2021-01-01 23:11
2 replies
Yeah should be #1 as well as NiKo
2021-01-02 15:07
1 reply
+1
2021-01-03 16:19
#574
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Brazil SecondKS
Astralis win in August and december: top #1 Heroic sim much more months: top #6 Lul
2021-01-02 07:46
#576
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France Niinyop
(Disclaimer: HLTV.org and the Astralis Group)
2021-01-02 09:18
When Navi' place is higher than Vitality LULW
2021-01-02 16:38
vitality should be over navi i speak for everyone
2021-01-02 23:35
1 reply
based s1mple fan
2021-01-06 15:42
Faze lol where is mousesports?
2021-01-03 00:49
#592
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Finland mmiikkaa
OG is #10 for sure and FaZe is #11..... More prize money and been in ranking on 15-7 all year... Team core is same and working better!
2021-01-03 02:06
heroic should be higher
2021-01-03 02:53
joke list
2021-01-03 02:53
It's pure joke, no mousesports in this list, for some reason Navi is higher than Vitality, Navi did win only Katowice this year, Vitality got billion second places this year
2021-01-03 13:04
Na'Vi not top 2 top 5 maximum I remember watching like 3 random games where they were losing to VP, Spirit or some other random team Vitality > Na'Vi G2 didn't win nothing, Heroic > G2 Liquid was bad all year, losing to EG, FURIA and even Chaos, FURIA > Liquid Liquid out of the top 10, everybody up and OG and coL on top 10 IMO fnatic was worse than OG, COL and Faze, but idk for sure, doesn't matter, maybe i think this because i didn't see them too much
2021-01-03 14:27
easy 4 astralis
2021-01-04 21:34
#614
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Brazil cadinhodf
where are the cheaters? I mean Chaos!
2021-01-05 15:18
1 reply
flag checks out
2021-01-06 05:08
LMAO shame on u HLTV for selling your ass to Russians for few thousand bucks.
2021-01-06 15:43
liquid ahead of furia wtf
2021-01-06 23:56
#623
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Brazil myroks321
LIQUID AHEAD OF FURIA HAHAHAHAHAHAH FCKING LMAO
2021-01-07 20:56
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