Team Ranking: February 2021

The Global Team Ranking has been updated for February 2021, bringing vast changes at the top as well as towards the bottom of the top 30.

Fans could enjoy plenty of top-tier action in February. The three BLAST Premier Spring Groups was where it began last month, but the biggest driving force behind the month's ranking changes was the IEM Katowice Play-in and the $1,000,000 main tournament in the latter half of the month, of course, as it boasted extra-stacked competition with 16 out of the top 20 teams in attendance.

Gambit gained the most as the surprise winners of IEM Katowice

At the lower tier, teams fought in the first edition of Snow Sweet Snow and in the second European Development Championship, while the 36th season of ESEA Premier started picking up speed with close to half of the group stage matches now done and dusted.

Here's a summary of our ranking for new readers:

Our team ranking is based on teams' achievements over the past year (with severe decay in points throughout each month), recent form over the last two months, and performance in recent events in the last 3 months.

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

Below is the current top 30 table as of March 1, which goes more in-depth into how the points are distributed — or you can check our special page, where you will be able to find the latest, weekly version of our ranking. You can see the lineup for each team by hovering over their name in the table.

RANK
TEAM
ACHV
FORM
LAN
TOTAL
POINTS
+/-
1.
500
88
300
888
-
2.
434
168
228
830
+1
3.
252
194
169
615
+3
4.
226
200
141
567
+12
5.
371
47
145
563
-3
6.
249
133
143
525
-1
7.
288
82
119
489
-3
8.
165
170
104
439
+6
9.
164
54
71
289
+1
10.
161
71
55
287
-2
11.
157
63
51
271
+2
12.
116
79
51
246
+6
13.
111
65
49
225
+2
14.
132
51
39
222
-7
15.
89
65
56
210
-4
16.
88
62
60
210
-4
17.
128
41
41
210
-8
18.
98
58
41
197
+1
19.
51
59
75
185
-2
20.
33
47
27
107
-
21.
15
77
11
103
+4
22.
1
75
0
76
+13
23.
10
37
28
75
-2
24.
0
73
0
73
+6
25.
21
0
47
68
+1
26.
18
42
6
66
+2
27.
2
59
2
63
+2
28.
6
56
0
62
+10
29.
10
28
16
54
-5
30.
10
35
9
54
-3

Please note that the +/- gain on this table differs from our weekly rankings page, and it is related to the ranking update of February 1.

Gambit, Virtus.pro, and Spirit shatter status quo at IEM Katowice

IEM Katowice brought many surprises from the beginning of the Play-in to the end of the tournament. To the joy of CIS Counter-Strike fans, the typically NAVI-dominated region had three other names in play in the prestigious tournament and they all outplaced Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev's squad after all four teams made it to the playoffs stage, taking down some of the biggest names present in the process.

Gambit spearheaded those efforts as the surprise champions, as they came back from an opening loss to Evil Geniuses in the group stage to go undefeated from that point on, beating the new mousesports squad, Heroic, and G2, as well as each of their three regional rivals in the playoffs — Natus Vincere, Spirit, and Virtus.pro — with stunning confidence. As a result, originally the lowest-ranked team at the tournament, Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov & co. jumped 15 spots compared to the beginning of the tournament, all the way to fourth place in the ranking.

Virtus.pro improved on their peak placing last month with the runners-up finish in IEM after displaying just as much drive up until the grand final, securing wins over teams like Vitality, Astralis, and Liquid over the course of the tournament before their eventual demise at the hands of Gambit. Meanwhile, still quite fresh off changes after adding star AWPer Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov, Spirit lost just two maps en route to the playoffs with victories against much more established teams like BIG and Astralis, until they also ran into the red-hot Gambit in the semis.

With the unprecedented success, the CIS region now has three out of the top four teams with Natus Vincere, Virtus.pro, and Gambit breathing down Astralis' necks, as well as a fourth in the top eight in Spirit, which is more than they had ever had in the ranking's history.

Vitality's top-three streak ends

One of a number of teams who took part in both of February's top-tier events were Vitality, and they ended the month all the worse for it, as their four months long streak as a top-three team came to an end following the Frenchmen's unsuccessful run in BLAST Premier Spring Groups and the similarly disappointing group stage elimination from IEM Katowice just a couple of weeks later.

Vitality struggled amid apEX's personal woes

The team now sits in fifth place, the lowest since mid-October, after the consecutive early exits. That would normally ring alarm bells, had it not been for Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire's mysterious personal issues that saw the in-game leader placed on the sidelines by coach Rémy "⁠XTQZZZ⁠" Quoniam for a few days and miss out on the second match of the former tournament in the meantime, with Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom stepping in for the entire Evil Geniuses series at BLAST.

The pressure is now on Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut & co. to perform when they come back to play in the upcoming ESL Pro League Season 13, where the French squad will have a chance to save face and regain their place in the top three throughout March and early April.

OG, Heroic out of top 10 amid roster changes

OG have gone from being on the fringe of the top five teams in the world at the turn of the year after peaking at No.6 and plateauing for several months, to falling out of the top 10 in February. The season didn’t start off great for the international squad, who finished 5-8th at cs_summit 7 in January, and February brought no better results for the team led by Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen, as they started it off by falling in last place at BLAST Spring Premier Groups with losses to Astralis and BIG.

A successful IEM Katowice 2021 Play-In bid with victories over fnatic and Cloud9 gleamed a ray of hope on OG, but they ended up eliminated after two straight 0-2 losses to FaZe and Vitality at the main event, ending in the dismissal of Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt. Now on the market for a fifth, OG could be unveiling Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen as a replacement for the recently departed French player, which would reunite the Dane with his former North teammate, Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså, and OpTic coach, Casper "⁠ruggah⁠" Due. Whether the reported move pans out or not, OG will be banking on a change to regain their lost footing with ESL Pro League looming large on the horizon.

Will changing players help OG shatter their ceiling?

Heroic touched the sky when they reached the top spot in the ranking following their ESL One Cologne and DreamHack Open Fall victories last season, but the Danes haven’t been able to curb a slow and steady decline that began at the end of last year. To try and stop the bleeding, Heroic decided to make two changes to the roster and removed Johannes "⁠b0RUP⁠" Borup and niko, dropping seven positions from last month in the process and falling out of the top 10 for the first time since their meteoric rise in the summer of 2020.

The changes that followed a respectable 3-4th place at cs_summit 7 in January and the 9-12th place finish at IEM Katowice in February broke a ten-month period of stability in the Danish squad, who have now acquired Rasmus "⁠sjuush⁠" Beck and Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali to shake things up, although looking back on their exit from the latter of the two tournaments it wasn’t as hard of a fall as could have been perceived when it happened, as their two defeats came at the hands of two of the event’s standout teams — Gambit, the winners of it all, and semi-finalists Spirit. Looking ahead the Danes will have their eyes set on returning to the top positions in the ranking, but so will a slew of teams packed around them in the leaderboard, many of which are in similar situations and carry the same ambitions, including OG.

forZe, EXTREMUM drop out of top 30

forZe broke the top 30 barrier for the first time on New Year’s eve in 2018 and remained around the top 20-30 throughout most of 2019, dropping below that threshold just briefly before peaking at No.12 in September following a second-place finish at BLAST Pro Series Moscow. They remained a top 15 team after that high point until play moved online in early 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and their form decreased dramatically. forZe then struggled and dropped in the ranking, once again returning to the verge of falling out of the top 30. Roster movements finally ensued at the turn of 2021 and the team settled on two new players in February to try and revamp a roster that wasn’t bouncing back to their pre-2020 form.

The Russian squad, with Aleksandr "⁠zorte⁠" Zagodyrenko and Aleksandr "⁠KENSI⁠" Gurkin in lieu of Dmitriy "⁠facecrack⁠" Alekseyev and Bogdan "⁠xsepower⁠" Chernikov, weren’t able to curb the top 30 exit, however, falling to No.31 as they couldn’t show improved form immediately in their first month together. The renewed roster ended February with two ESEA Premier losses to SAW and Apeks and two quarter-final exits, at Snow Sweet Snow 1, where they lost two close maps to FunPlus Phoenix after winning the opening map, and at European Development Championship 2, where they were once again edged out, albeit that time around by Nemiga.

AZR and company have fallen out of the top 30 for the first time with this core

EXTREMUM, the spiritual successor of 100 Thieves with Hansel "⁠BnTeT⁠" Ferdinand in the place of Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage, played their first tournament since reuniting at Snow Sweet Snow 1, but the results were less optimistic than expected as they came in 13-15th place in the tournament’s Swiss stage. The international squad have since dipped below the top 30, falling two spots beneath it, which marks a first for this core since coming together in October of 2018 — when Jay "⁠Liazz⁠" Tregillgas and Sean "⁠Gratisfaction⁠" Kaiwai first linked up with Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward and Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad in Renegades and were ranked 30th.

Not competing at ESL Pro League, EXTREMUM will have an easier tournament to try and bounce back at after their Snow Sweet Snow 1 losses to GODSENT, Winstrike and forZe; the Pinnacle Cup, where they will face teams of a similar calibre to track their progress and potentially even get a chance to rematch two of the aforementioned teams. Aleksandar "⁠kassad⁠" Trifunović’s men will be kicking off their run in the tournament against Wisla Krakow in the first round of the tournament’s Swiss group stage on Sunday, March 7.

Chance to soar for packed middle of the field

Six teams are in a fraught battle in the middle of the leaderboard, packed within 30 points of each other between No.13 and No.18 in the ranking, with NIP not far ahead in 12th place and FunPlus Phoenix right behind in 19th place. All six of the teams, Evil Geniuses, Heroic, mousesports, fnatic, OG and FaZe, as well as those directly above and below, will be competing at ESL Pro League Season 13 — the biggest tournament taking place in March with all top 20 teams in contention except Spirit —, and will have a chance to set themselves apart from the peloton by posting a strong result at the stacked event.

mouz, fnatic and OG are all within less than point of each other

All of the teams in this tightly crammed group have been afflicted by roster changes since the beginning of the year, be it earlier this season season or right before going into ESL’s flagship league, and will be eager to show up big against direct competition as they will all be facing one or more close rivals in the round robin group stage, including Heroic, OG and FunPlus Phoenix meeting in Group A; NIP, FaZe and mousesports clashing in Group B; and Evil Geniuses and fnatic engaging in Group D.

Lucas Aznar Miles contributed to this story

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1919
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
997
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1528
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1080
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
603
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.54
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1769
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
454
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
Russia Aleksandr 'KENSI' Gurkin
Aleksandr 'KENSI' Gurkin
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
111
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1177
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Russia Aleksandr 'zorte' Zagodyrenko
Aleksandr 'zorte' Zagodyrenko
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
329
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1085
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
192
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1324
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1037
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1099
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
801
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
837
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
32
Team:
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
767
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
785
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
RECON 5 TOP 30 INCOMING GOATBRUH TOP 1 2021
2021-03-02 00:00
8 replies
Nope
2021-03-02 00:00
4 replies
Expected
2021-03-02 00:00
3 replies
How the fuck teams got LAN points if we are more than a year without lans?
2021-03-02 06:08
2 replies
How much to keep Astralis at the top? Humiliated at blast groups 1-16 to Spirit Kicked by VP
2021-03-02 11:59
1 reply
Danish website astralis era is a hoax
2021-03-02 20:07
#7
ropz | 
India icle
who?
2021-03-02 00:00
O PLAN IS THE BEST, EVEN NOT PLAYING THEY R GETTING POINTS
2021-03-02 00:21
not as good as davey...
2021-03-02 00:40
Nice
2021-03-02 00:00
3 replies
My gambit prediction was right BTW. Check my bio
2021-03-02 00:01
2 replies
#140
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United States NICK788
+1 but idk about the fnatic comeback though......
2021-03-02 17:53
1 reply
Far far away in the future... There is still hope!
2021-03-02 19:19
#4
 | 
Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
SinnersWinners
2021-03-02 00:00
3 replies
#21
 | 
Slovakia Adwarin
+1
2021-03-02 00:20
+1
2021-03-02 10:15
+1
2021-03-02 13:38
#5
 | 
Estonia whosmans
gambit #1
2021-03-02 00:00
#8
 | 
Russia soup1ck
Cis #1
2021-03-02 00:01
5 replies
we deserved it :D
2021-03-02 00:31
3 replies
#34
 | 
Russia soup1ck
Da
2021-03-02 00:47
Da
2021-03-02 01:46
#65
 | 
United States GGtho
Dang
2021-03-02 05:20
#117
 | 
Kazakhstan Kadaku
dah
2021-03-02 11:40
#10
mir | 
Russia M31F
LUL Sprout, winstrike form >> Col, Faze, Vitality, mouz, fnatic, heroic))
2021-03-02 00:03
2 replies
Ye respect Winstrike for winning tier 5 matches😎
2021-03-02 00:48
#51
 | 
Indonesia lukerey
Well easy to said smth like that when u play on throw sweet throw garbage tourney.
2021-03-02 01:47
spirit rank #8 ? astra rank 1# ? spirit literally 16-0d them
2021-03-02 00:03
13 replies
One game doesnt change the whole month ... and it was 16-1
2021-03-02 00:08
#15
CeRq | 
Poland RoDaK
+1 I don't think spirit should instantly get into nr 1 but astralis being still number 1 is a joke. I have a feeling astralis will do bad in ESL pro league and fall off the hill by the end of march
2021-03-02 00:09
11 replies
Joke are people who still don’t understand how the ladder works and act surprised/ask stupid questions every week after update.
2021-03-02 00:28
5 replies
#141
CeRq | 
Poland RoDaK
Where did I ask a stupid question or acted surprised kid? I'm just spitting out my thoughts that astralis in current state is nowhere near nr 1 u pathetic 🤡 Also, the ranking is updated every month not week u fkn inbred
2021-03-02 17:57
4 replies
Of course you need to come down to lame clown/inbread insult to hide your incompetence/stupidity. And it is every week, noob :)
2021-03-02 18:10
3 replies
#146
CeRq | 
Poland RoDaK
postimg.cc/0zLjGs0g Why am I not surprised you're mentally handicapped
2021-03-02 18:12
inbread kekw
2021-03-07 15:01
1 reply
Haha
2021-03-07 15:07
#52
 | 
Indonesia lukerey
They will out of top 3 by at the end of this year. Seems like they need to rebuild the roster.
2021-03-02 01:47
2 replies
#92
 | 
World mbata
Not on this site they won't. The bias is to huge
2021-03-02 08:06
1 reply
#142
CeRq | 
Poland RoDaK
+1
2021-03-02 17:58
ESL S13 is astralis' last chance to prove themselves otherwise they will lose the top spot nonetheless the ranking is based on a longer period than a month - Ast top 1 as they won two big events the IEM global + Dreamhack Winter (and ESL S12 as a third) same period Navi won Blast Global only; Gambit won Katowice 2021 (1 event); VP did not won big events but won 2 tier2 events and placed 2nd at Katowice 2021; Spirit did not won a big event but place well at Katowice hence the ranking. Super logical to be honest and if the CIS teams keep up form they can be on the top.
2021-03-02 08:55
+1
2021-03-07 15:01
2017 flashbacks
2021-03-02 00:04
#13
 | 
United States Festive_
no extra salt mention but good article regardless
2021-03-02 00:04
Can anyone explain how is "O PLANO" going up on the rankings if they are not even playing? God, They don't even have a tag yet... What are the scoring criteria on that?
2021-03-02 00:09
4 cis team in top10 its the cis year
2021-03-02 00:13
1 reply
#107
 | 
Russia Thfthf
3 of them in top 4
2021-03-02 10:22
#18
Dosia | 
Poland iOFF
O PLANO still +2 in ranking LMAO
2021-03-02 00:14
2 replies
O PLANO top 1 by the end of 2021, ranking up without playing
2021-03-02 01:03
1 reply
#96
Dosia | 
Poland iOFF
hahahah bro it's gonna happen hahahah :D
2021-03-02 08:44
#19
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Europe Velurom
3 CIS teams in top 5? What a year.
2021-03-02 00:15
2 replies
#46
 | 
Russia Kalacia
Top 4 even
2021-03-02 01:20
waiting for the fourth (Spirit)
2021-03-02 11:47
#20
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Slovakia Adwarin
Gambit +12 :o
2021-03-02 00:20
spirit should be #1
2021-03-02 00:21
O plano keeps going up in the rankings even though they've never played a match
2021-03-02 00:27
2 replies
#28
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Portugal Hmikas
true, makes no sense
2021-03-02 00:40
Cuz others are losing more points
2021-03-02 10:41
I still think that the LAN criteria should be excluded from current rankings considering there are no LAN tournaments for like a year now. Astralis still being first is a joke...
2021-03-02 00:40
7 replies
They just consistently have 300 LAN points. So biased
2021-03-02 05:28
5 replies
and 500 achievements points despite bombing out the previous couple tournies, major bias and is ridiculous
2021-03-02 05:35
2 replies
Yeah. If they got like 5-8 every tournament of the year, but won the major they'd still be the team of the year
2021-03-02 05:39
1 reply
they so robbed mouz from number 1 that one winter, mouz winning 4 tournies in a row while being top 3 and then only placing second was ridiculous
2021-03-02 07:07
Do you know how maths work?
2021-03-02 08:02
and the fact that hltv is owned by astralis... no bias there or anything
2021-03-02 17:58
+1
2021-03-07 15:03
Hard drops
2021-03-02 00:41
Gambit Pog
2021-03-02 00:43
So let me get this straight: Liquid place 3-4 at Katowice. They beat Navi, who in-turn go 5-6. Vitality go out 9-12. Now, Navi win their group at Blast Spring (also featuring Liquid), which isn't a big tournament. Liquid lose 2 matches and win 1, while Vitality win 0. So with these results in mind, why does Navi gain a rank by winning a group stage, while Liquid loses a rank for placing 3-4, beating Navi enroute, in one of the major tournaments of the year, all the while also still placing behind Vitality? I'm not saying Navi shouldn't be higher ranked, but Vitality clearly shouldn't be, and Liquid shouldn't lose ranking for a solid showing...
2021-03-02 00:43
10 replies
#36
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Brazil kervinrox
Tournament importance doesn't matter that much. There's a pattern: Astralis -> 70.4% WR last 3 Months Navi -> 70% VP -> 80% Gambit -> 80% Vitality -> 50% (Starts to lose a lot last month) Liquid -> 57.9% (Starts to win last month) BIG -> 54.2% (Same as Vitality)
2021-03-02 00:55
7 replies
They've always predicated their ranks on event placings, at least in the past (and I'm not arguing with you, just saying it's how they tend to justify it). The point still stands, either way. Liquid losing a ranking instead of staying the same and overtaking Vitality is weird.
2021-03-02 01:00
6 replies
#42
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Brazil kervinrox
Not weird if you consider Vitality has been pretty solid except for the last two events. And Liquid was very "liquid" before Fallen.
2021-03-02 01:09
5 replies
Uh??? No? Liquid: 2nd Global Challenge, 4th Blast Premier Global Finals, 7-9 Blast Spring Groups, 3-4 Katowice 2021. Vitality: 5-6 Global Challenge, 3rd Blast Premier Global Finals, 10-12 Blast Spring Groups, 9-12 Katowice 2021. What's propping up Vitality is taking 1st place a few times ahead of now, but they've been worse at every event, only omitting Global Finals (where they placed one spot higher) since middle of December.
2021-03-02 02:18
4 replies
the take all the events bro only the 2020 kattowice lost value
2021-03-02 06:27
3 replies
I'm aware of that, it's still kind of absurd that Liquid have placed well at all but one of their last 4 events and LOST ranking. I'm not saying they should be any higher, but it's still inadequately balanced.
2021-03-02 14:36
2 replies
i have no idea why the arent higher than vit
2021-03-02 18:56
1 reply
Me either. I'm not even a huge Liquid fan, it just struck me as strange.
2021-03-02 20:05
After the last monthly update, this new update's not only because of Liquid doing not so well, but also because VP and Gambit did much better. Even if you do actually good, but others do even better, you will still go down relatively. Liquid, Vitality, VP, etc were all very close in points till last time. GrandFinals of Kato gave VP a huge boost, while the victory gave Gambit a huge boost and pushed them both over Liquid and Vitality, and thus both Liquid and Vitality lost relative positions. The decay of points doesn't happen at the same rate as boost on winning. That's why O Plano are still here. Secondly, Navi and Ast were way above everybody else with both being at near 900 points. They won spring groups and only got 5th-6th at Kato. Overall their points have fallen, due to form and recent recent performance, while others' points have increased. Even then, it was not enough to overtake Navi. It just bridged the huge 400+ points gap to mere 200+ points gap now.
2021-03-02 04:56
1 reply
I understand all of this, but my general point is that the system doesn't make sense. Liquid haven't actually done poorly in the last 2 months. They've placed 2nd, 4th, and 3-4, with one iffy result. Literally any other time they would improve, or at the very least maintain their spot. They shouldn't have fallen a place, regardless of how the system works, logically speaking. It just shows imbalance in the system and how it functions, that you can place 3-4 at the biggest event, and lose ground, while other teams can place 1-2 and overtake you regardless of previous results or placings.
2021-03-02 14:43
#33
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Brazil Vicmar
NiP Pog
2021-03-02 00:43
O PLANO, MIBR OMEGALUUULLL
2021-03-02 00:58
lol 4 CIS teams in TOP 10, 3 of which in TOP 4, rekt....
2021-03-02 01:00
1 reply
#44
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CIS sasha1608
yeah sounds crazy but it's true I would've never thought of that, especially after Zeus retired from cs
2021-03-02 01:17
#41
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Europe CiaranB
Astralis top 1?
2021-03-02 01:04
Yeah astralis shouldn't be number 1 here. Like wtf
2021-03-02 01:14
#45
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Hungary raffai
HLTV rigged
2021-03-02 01:17
#47
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United States Zysyphian
good ol' HLTV bias keeping Astralis #1
2021-03-02 01:42
#48
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Ukraine z3m4
CIS Cs is beautiful #MAKECISCSGREATAGAIN
2021-03-02 01:42
O PLANO KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-03-02 01:43
#53
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Indonesia lukerey
Its about time until winstrike enter top 10 and nemiga enter top 20. CIS scene is scary af. Both teams i mentioned probably beat the shit out of extremum and OG too lol 10/10
2021-03-02 01:50
1 reply
overrated teams. They got top20 by beating lilmix and other tier5 teamsxdddd
2021-03-02 08:31
#55
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Europe Niko0
Wtf? Where is Havu?? Not even in top30, and they've won like every match.
2021-03-02 02:21
1 reply
they beat 1 top30 team and they deserve top 30?
2021-03-02 02:52
How do the LAN points work without LANs?
2021-03-02 03:57
#58
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Russia VelsVivard
Ooh, top 5 never looked prettier. Look at that hot stuff.
2021-03-02 03:57
#59
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Ukraine Taira
tbh i dont get how "LAN" works and why astralis always 300 there
2021-03-02 04:16
1 reply
#132
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Brazil kyberius
i wanna know too
2021-03-02 13:40
why is timberman on your rankings for top 10 NA... they are all banned for saying the N word HARD R and its a team thats like 0-9 with 0 events placings lately... i mean... ?
2021-03-02 04:31
#61
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Brazil Largato
O PLANO looking solid, gaining ranks without playing. If they are doing this without playing imagine when they start playing KKKKKKK
2021-03-02 04:42
damn, i agree. CIS region are the best at making premium undetectable cheats.
2021-03-02 04:47
G2 top 1 after they win EP
2021-03-02 05:00
CIS!!!
2021-03-02 05:45
Admins why NAVI +1?
2021-03-02 05:58
6 replies
Why not? Did you read the article?
2021-03-02 07:22
2 replies
did they were third for having +1?
2021-03-02 07:57
1 reply
Yes
2021-03-02 11:43
This one is a monthly ranking, not weekly one. Last month NaVi were 3rd with 748 points hltv.org/ranking/teams/2021/january/25
2021-03-02 10:45
2 replies
ty
2021-03-02 10:57
1 reply
np
2021-03-02 11:20
#71
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Kazakhstan k4harman
expected. but we still dont have normal top-1 of the world. astralis there only because navi choked quaterfinal.
2021-03-02 06:01
6 replies
Astralis choked quarterfinals too, what’s your point?
2021-03-02 06:12
5 replies
cuzz if navi get into semis top1 is a cis team and not astralis
2021-03-02 06:32
3 replies
Yea but If astralis got into semis then they wouldn’t be...
2021-03-02 06:40
2 replies
yeah but i just said the point of that vp fan cuzz astralis play fist navi with a win get top 1 but gambit showtime
2021-03-02 06:42
1 reply
I have no idea what you mean but he is just deluded claiming that navi should have won, in that same scenario astralis would have won too, “normal” ranking, doesn’t exist, only this one.
2021-03-02 06:45
#128
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Kazakhstan k4harman
but they played better than navi, vp is very skillful team with some good strats, and its was really hard match for both of them.
2021-03-02 13:29
Let’s go astralis
2021-03-02 06:12
1 reply
#126
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Russia Unkind_nu
I hope they get back to their good form soon
2021-03-02 12:53
O PLANO is still gonna get #1 without even playing But seriously how are they getting points?
2021-03-02 06:35
1 reply
they are cheator!!!!!!! kng cheating just like leaf!!!!!!
2021-03-02 06:49
hahahahahahahahahahaha!
2021-03-02 07:02
#84
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Germany tide_side
I'm a little bit dissapointed that Sprout didn't make the Top 20 after their win of EDC 2 and a formidable streak in ESEA Premier. Well if they continue like this tho, hltv can't deny them the top20 placement this year tho and from there on maybe ESL Pro League or Major qualifications are awaiting. Let's go Sprout!
2021-03-02 07:18
#86
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Russia grosamalo
lol ez
2021-03-02 07:22
4 cis in top 10, ggs also gambit spirit <33
2021-03-02 07:22
22-30 ranking lul
2021-03-02 07:37
Back to Top 3 once again ALGA AVANGAR
2021-03-02 07:49
EXTREMUM will be back in top-30 after Pinnacle Cup for sure
2021-03-02 08:12
Why tf astralis is still first? Same thing happened last year, navi should be first and should have been for at least a month. There's something that doesn't work behind this leaderboard
2021-03-02 09:11
1 reply
NaVi lost a little more points for recent events (3 months), and achievements (12 months events), that’s why Astralis are still first
2021-03-02 10:47
guys please. astralis is still top 1 because their december results still count. you can expect them to drop during march as their old results rotate out of the lan category and become less important in the achievement category.
2021-03-02 09:11
the ranking on this page is a joke!
2021-03-02 09:12
ok
2021-03-02 09:38
how come g2 is as high up as 10?
2021-03-02 09:49
How is O PLANO ranked #25 even they havent played a single match? HAVU still out of top 30? EDIT: So HAVUs rank went even lower this week? kKKKK
2021-03-02 10:10
Ence #35 after one tournament. Soon top20 so ez Sprout < Ence
2021-03-02 10:12
Srsly the 500 achievement and 300 LAN points on Astralis are a joke, when they barely made playoffs of the biggest tournament since cologne. This ranking system is so flawed, I don't understand why this still hasn't been changed. Old tournament achievements bring much too many points when they should not because they are really missleading if you want to have a accurate rating.
2021-03-02 10:53
1 reply
astralis make playoff in every event only in blastpremier fall series 2020 they dont .-.
2021-03-02 18:55
Joke ranking, LAN points especially LMAO
2021-03-02 11:30
2 replies
no one can beat Astralis at LAN
2021-03-02 11:57
Yes. Astralis did almost just as bad as Vitality and yet they're still first for some reasons^^
2021-03-02 12:22
nonsense and more! As it is, the Spirit team is the top 8 in the world and this team did not find a place at ESL Pro, among the BEST 24 teams ...
2021-03-02 12:38
Why are there lan points? They haven't played lan in ages.
2021-03-02 12:49
#127
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Poland SebL
Spirit is a great team, I think they will go even further. Gambit has still job to do to keep the place where they are rn. And I think VP will fall from this place quickly, I don't think they are a good team. Vitality needs to rethink how they are approaching the games, I think apEX needs to rebuild their style a little bit, because they are facing some problems rn. If OG picks the right 5th they can be a great team still. Heroic will probably need a lot of time to comeback, same goes to forZe and EXTREMUM. Honestly if OG picks the right player for 5th, I think they will comeback really quickly and they can be a very dangerous team.
2021-03-02 12:58
God knows how much I hate hltv ranking
2021-03-02 13:35
ez4extrasalt
2021-03-02 13:38
3 CIS teams in top5 crazy
2021-03-02 16:14
why is astralis first
2021-03-02 16:44
1 reply
Because LAN 300 And ACHV 500 (top 6 iem)
2021-03-02 17:59
this post literally says: "Astralis - official sponsor of hltv.org".
2021-03-02 17:10
interesting
2021-03-02 18:18
#151
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Guatemala mob1ler
#1 joke stands haha
2021-03-02 18:23
#152
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Portugal HuGod23
Saw <3
2021-03-02 18:33
BIG back to #1 in no time, you'll see! EZ major for LANTARES!
2021-03-02 18:51
#156
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Russia AR4ER
CIS Ruless! gg guys.
2021-03-02 18:59
EXTREMUM org is a joke ? they have good rooster but they don't go to any tourney , only 2 tourney they joined so far lol
2021-03-03 01:26
very pog
2021-03-03 12:47
#164
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Kazakhstan Askoo
There are 3 kazakh players and 1 uzbek player in the top 4, and 0 swedish player. When the ranking was like this?
2021-03-03 18:42
mate... how is Astralis still first
2021-03-04 19:05
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