Team Ranking: June 2021

We have updated our Global team ranking for June 2021.

A mixed bag of tournaments took place in June. The month was dominated by IEM Summer and the conclusion of the BLAST Spring Series in the seasonal final, which saw Gambit extend their lead at No.1 after bringing home both titles before the second CIS Regional Major Ranking, StarLadder CIS RMR, had Natus Vincere edging out their biggest rival in the title decider.

Outside of the competition at the very top, ESEA Premier Season 37 came to a close with Sinners clinching their second international title on the European side of things, and TeamOne joined them in the ESL Pro League Season 14 team list on the back of their successful run over in North America. Meanwhile, Extra Salt and Complexity didn't enter July empty-handed either after coming out on top of DreamHack Open and Spring Sweet Spring 3 at the end of June, respectively.

NIP have made up the most places in the top 15

That leaves us with a plethora of smaller changes all throughout the top 15 and some familiar standings at the pinnacle as we flip the calendar, with Gambit, Natus Vincere, G2, and Heroic remaining in the best quartet, and sets us up for a return to LAN action at the looming IEM Cologne, where the challengers will attempt to shift the status quo.

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 July 5, which goes more in-depth into how the points are distributed — or you can check our special page, where you will be able to find the latest, weekly version of our ranking. You can see the lineup for each team by hovering over their name in the table.

RANK
TEAM
ACHV
FORM
LAN
TOTAL
POINTS
+/-
1.
500
200
300
1000
-
2.
331
100
205
636
-
3.
236
75
168
479
+1
4.
202
46
189
437
-1
5.
129
92
124
345
+5
6.
182
53
79
314
+2
7.
115
102
94
311
-1
8.
189
30
80
299
-3
9.
150
65
76
291
+3
10.
159
61
62
282
-3
11.
144
35
92
271
-2
12.
133
64
71
268
+1
13.
113
73
79
265
+3
14.
121
81
48
250
-
15.
125
56
61
242
-4
16.
73
100
37
210
-1
17.
52
84
33
169
-
18.
47
60
29
136
+1
19.
48
42
40
130
-1
20.
30
62
24
116
+8
21.
58
23
31
112
+9
22.
12
72
8
92
+3
23.
19
48
23
90
-3
24.
29
43
17
89
-3
25.
25
43
18
86
+10
26.
14
58
8
80
+5
27.
14
47
12
73
-
28.
14
50
8
72
+6
29.
15
46
10
71
+4
30.
18
32
21
71
-4

Please note that the +/- gain on this table differs from our weekly rankings page, and it is related to the ranking update of June 7.

A chance to stand out from the crowd

Though the last month hasn't brought much in the way of big leaps in the upper half of the ladder, it has certainly tightened the competition all around the top ten. Ten teams are now separated by just over 70 points in total between the sixth position currently occupied by Virtus.pro (314) and Liquid in 15th place (242), when the difference among the same positions was over triple that amount this time last month.

A less significant part of that can be explained by Gambit's dominance, which has seen them max out in all three sub-categories of the ranking after they secured two more titles and a runners-up finish in June, causing everyone else to be scaled down. However, the more important factor comes down to none of the teams being able to deliver big results and stand out from the crowd, which they will have another chance to do at IEM Cologne.

All ten teams in question — Virtus.pro, MOUZ, Astralis, Vitality, BIG, FURIA, Complexity, OG, Spirit, and Liquid — will be in action in Germany this week when we finally see CS:GO back on LAN and have a chance to make huge waves come the next monthly update, or at least separate themselves from the pack should they make it far at the prestigious tournament.

Only 72 points separate Liquid and Virtus.pro ten places apart

ENCE's international core reaches new heights

A few bigger shifts happened on the lower end of the top 30, with ENCE making big strides as one of the most notable, jumping from 28th to 20th place over this past month on the back of continued progress with their new international core around Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer. The Finnish organization is now edging closer to their former level, re-entering the top 20 once again for the first time since October, when they still boasted their local lineup.

Snappi & co. struggled for consistency in their early days, going from beating a couple of top teams at ESL Pro League to losing to inferior opposition in their next outing, but it has been a much better look for them in recent times as the European combine has seemingly gained some much-needed stability. With Olek "⁠hades⁠" Miskiewicz now a permanent member of the team, having first stepped in as a temporary replacement for Aleksi "⁠allu⁠" Jalli, ENCE had a great month in June, winning ten in twelve matches (22-7 in maps) and claiming their second international title at Funspark ULTI European playoffs.

They will have to wait until after the break to make their mark against top opposition again after picking up wins against MOUZ and NIP in the Gamers Without Borders event (which was not accounted for in the ranking as a charity tournament), but there is plenty to be hopeful about when it comes to ENCE already as they're headed towards their next big opportunity to soar at ESL Pro League Season 14.

NIP break into top five for the first time with this core

NIP have been going on an upwards trajectory since adding star AWPer Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz to the team. The Swedes entered the top 10 last month after coming second at Flashpoint 3 with Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson, and have continued to climb with the addition of another academy player, Linus "⁠LNZ⁠" Holtäng, taking over the spot left open by the aforementioned youngster.

Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers's men weren't able to equal their Flashpoint 3 grand final showing during the month of June, but they were able to take four scalps at IEM Summer and BLAST Premier Spring Final, where they incurred as many losses. The first of the two events started off with a best-of-one loss to OG, but was followed by a win against fnatic and a massive victory against Heroic, before elimination in 7-8th place came at the hands of Virtus.pro.

NIP will hope to keep up consistency as they return to a LAN environment

NIP followed a similar pattern at BLAST Premier Spring Final, where an initial 0-2 loss to Complexity was followed by two straight victories, against Evil Geniuses and BIG, before they were finally edged out by G2 in a three-map overtime thriller in the lower bracket final, putting them out in fourth place.

The team led by Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser will strive to keep making strides among the world's best and cement their top-five place in the ranking at IEM Cologne, where they are one of the favored sides to make the main event as they are slated to face LDLC in their opening Play-In match.

EG continue to climb and sit in close proximity of top 20

Evil Geniuses showed a glimpse of hope at the beginning of June by winning two IEM Summer group stage matches to make the playoffs, as the North American squad had previously dropped all the way down to No.38 in the world ranking following several abysmal months of last-place finishes and losses to teams beneath them in the rankings.

The IEM Summer run came right after parting ways with coach Wilton "⁠zews⁠" Prado, relieving some pressure on a team with nothing to lose, and they took out Spirit in the best-of-one opener before securing an important win against Heroic. Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz and company then lost to OG and Gambit to end in 5-6th place, making it their first time successfully surviving a group stage since BLAST Premier Spring Groups in February.

daps has been brought on to help Evil Geniuses find their way back to the top

Evil Geniuses weren't able to follow up their IEM Summer feat at BLAST Premier Spring Final, where they had to rematch Gambit right off the bat and then ran into an in-form NIP, unable to score a map in either series, but despite the two losses their earlier victories put the team back on a path they can build on with the addition of Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele in the coaching position. Their first hurdle on the way to the IEM Cologne main event via the play-in is another struggling team hoping to rise in the rankings following a cold period, FaZe, who sit in 36th place, not far from where Evil Geniuses themselves were a month ago.

Astralis on the verge of top 10 exit as contract expiration dates near

Astralis haven't been able to make it deep into a tournament since the beginning of the year, and several group stage and quarter-final exits haven't helped the Danes hold on to their place in the top spots of the rankings, where they had been sitting for the larger part of the past four-and-a-half years. Now in eighth place, the Danes are at their lowest since March 2018, without counting the stint in 2020 when the roster underwent multiple changes as Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth took leaves of absence and the organization scrambled to find replacements.

zonic's days in Astralis could be numbered

device's departure didn't help in the Danish squad's quest to make deep runs at tournaments, going out in 5-6th place at DreamHack Masters Spring and in sixth place at Flashpoint 3. They then only attended IEM Summer in June, tallying a single victory against Extra Salt after a best-of-one loss to FunPlus Phoenix before being eliminated by Gambit in 9-12th place.

Astralis' contracts are all set to expire by the end of the year with exception of Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen, and the four longstanding Astralis players are free to pursue different opportunities if they so choose. Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen's days in the team could also be coming to an end according to a recent report, casting a shadow over the most important date on the calendar in over a year, Counter-Strike's return to LAN at IEM Cologne, where the Danes are waiting in the main event's group stage shrouded by uncertainty.

Lucas Aznar Miles contributed to this story

Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
Poland Olek 'hades' Miskiewicz
Olek 'hades' Miskiewicz
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
387
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1792
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1380
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
33
Team:
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
183
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1711
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
187
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1510
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1603
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1256
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Amazing.
2021-07-05 22:39
6 replies
Lifeless
2021-07-05 23:34
1 reply
Error 404 Faze not found
2021-07-06 04:12
#12
 | 
Poland Cryzilian
German time travel comment 1 hour ago?
2021-07-05 23:37
1 reply
he is jonathan e
2021-07-06 01:38
#16
 | 
Germany Jermen
Faze is down lmfao
2021-07-05 23:40
Wtf hackerman
2021-07-06 05:18
#2
 | 
Ukraine  Pasha
Navi true #1
2021-07-05 23:34
1 reply
True nice article
2021-07-06 01:29
E P I C
2021-07-05 23:34
good to know!
2021-07-05 23:34
#6
 | 
Spain Nepomu
Vp still at 8 lul
2021-07-05 23:34
g2 3 is a joke
2021-07-05 23:35
6 replies
Top 4 last 5 events, more than deserved spot.
2021-07-05 23:43
4 replies
just shows the current state of csgo. they're a bad team. overall
2021-07-06 00:05
3 replies
Online cs is random and I'm pretty sure a team like G2 will play even better on LAN. They are a great team but lack something that will get them to finaly win a big event.
2021-07-06 00:11
2 replies
LAN or Online, makes ZERO difference. Only thing is different it's harder to cheat on LAN.
2021-07-06 03:00
1 reply
Everyone plays on 0 ping on LAN.That alone is a huge difference.
2021-07-06 06:35
astralis 8th bruh no they're like 20th
2021-07-05 23:36
11 replies
#10
 | 
Poland godBASR
+1
2021-07-05 23:36
#11
 | 
Denmark pebblez
How bruh? definitely not bruh, they have been alright they just got unlucky by getting Gambit in elimination match at IEM Summer bruh
2021-07-05 23:37
8 replies
basically got bombed out at the last 3-4 events they played ??
2021-07-05 23:37
5 replies
#14
 | 
Denmark pebblez
not really 9-12th summer (lost to gambit elimination so we can make excuse 6th flashpoint (not bomb out that was alright 5-6th dh masters spring (playoffs pretty good for them) 9-16th blast showdown (they lost 1 bo3 so we cant take much from that) definitely deserve to be higher than 20th
2021-07-05 23:39
4 replies
ok 19th
2021-07-05 23:39
2 replies
#17
 | 
Denmark pebblez
bruh u are so unreasonable, hope mouz lose to bnb tomorrow :D
2021-07-05 23:43
1 reply
#69
 | 
Chile cap_
XD
2021-07-06 03:57
Flashpoint was only against EU. Had CIS been there Astralis would not have herein in Top10
2021-07-06 07:11
Astralis won 24 events since g2 won their last
2021-07-06 10:53
1 reply
#98
 | 
Denmark pebblez
ok?
2021-07-06 10:57
+1111111111111111111111111
2021-07-06 10:59
Faze and Fnatic not even in top 30...
2021-07-05 23:48
#20
JK | 
Asia flipflop
Vp +2 Mouz -1 !!!
2021-07-05 23:50
1 reply
Flop everywhere you show your face = +2 lmao i guess
2021-07-05 23:52
#21
ropz | 
Sweden smx31
nip is not top 5 f*ck off
2021-07-05 23:51
4 replies
I know we just have to remember it's all irrelevant.
2021-07-05 23:58
Ikr
2021-07-06 00:03
EPL 13 3-4th place Flashpoint 2nd place Blast 4th place I think they shouldn't be top 5 but top 6 to 10 team for sure.
2021-07-06 00:31
#45
syrsoN | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina dc4
+1
2021-07-06 01:02
#22
 | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina xdkeroo
EZ4ENCE TOP 1 SOON
2021-07-05 23:51
#24
 | 
Russia ToughGuy
this top10 is so shit rn like besides top3 everyone else is questionable they're like on the same lvl
2021-07-05 23:55
2 replies
#34
 | 
Austria SplasJ
I would nearly go as far as to say only the top 2 are actually really solid
2021-07-06 00:09
Worst "tier 1" ever imo
2021-07-06 00:45
#26
 | 
Poland Simpliq
BIG at 10 legit joke
2021-07-06 00:01
Furia top 11 xd
2021-07-06 00:01
Gambit <3
2021-07-06 00:02
3 replies
Gambit <3
2021-07-06 00:29
Agora que a LAN tá de volta, a GAMB0T vai cair muito lkkkkk
2021-07-06 05:40
1 reply
Vamos ver man ... Eu acho que n. Vai ser a mesma coisa, pode anotar.
2021-07-06 23:26
#32
 | 
Germany sziasztok
BIG Clan will rise again!
2021-07-06 00:05
K23 💪💪
2021-07-06 00:07
Vitality +3 kekw
2021-07-06 00:10
#37
 | 
United States Zysyphian
These ranking updates are getting pathetically bad
2021-07-06 00:13
1 reply
They were always trash, especially since the beginning of online era
2021-07-06 01:07
#38
 | 
Guatemala mob1ler
NiP climbing without winning nor playing haha
2021-07-06 00:21
NAVI lost points by winning a tournament :o
2021-07-06 00:37
2 replies
They had 642 last week right?
2021-07-06 03:42
1 reply
yeah, not a big loss but still weird
2021-07-06 04:18
#43
 | 
United States NABOT
HLTV still on astralis payroll
2021-07-06 00:56
Gambit new era! This see tactic old team Astralis) Tactic Gambit=Astralis! Soon nice match for this)
2021-07-06 00:57
LAN is coming back
2021-07-06 01:06
#47
syrsoN | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina dc4
for real man sometimes I wonder if you guys hired someone on a $5/h payroll to make the hltv rankings algorithms.
2021-07-06 01:07
2 replies
what do you not agree with?
2021-07-06 01:38
What’s the problem?? Hltv ranking always decent at least
2021-07-06 01:40
#49
 | 
Brazil Largato
O Plano 30 and mibr not even on the list kkkkkkkkk
2021-07-06 01:20
#50
 | 
China HEIDASHUAi
LAN points KEKW
2021-07-06 01:28
3 replies
Gambit 300 LAN points kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-07-06 03:45
#94
 | 
Russia Thfthf
They for real should give equal points to all. Or maybe it means importance of a tourney.
2021-07-06 10:42
#100
 | 
Sweden suriel666
yeah man, the only team that should still have 300 LAN points is NaVi for winning the last big LAN in Kato 2020
2021-07-06 12:00
Endpoint back in top 30! Let’s go!
2021-07-06 01:37
#56
 | 
Mexico rauni90001
wtf Furia win Elisa and -2, O PLANO reach DH NA grand final and -4? This ranking system is a joke!
2021-07-06 01:52
2 replies
+1
2021-07-06 03:05
#64
 | 
Brazil SkirlsEx37
Yep... and NIP haven't played this week and +1
2021-07-06 03:23
Faze not even in top30 XD
2021-07-06 01:55
WTF HLTV, TEAM LIQUID MANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN CS_SUMMIT 8 WTF
2021-07-06 02:02
ahaha virtus don top 6
2021-07-06 02:13
#60
 | 
Russia VelsVivard
8 CIS teams in the top again, 4 of which in top 15. If you're me then you're liking this.
2021-07-06 02:19
2 replies
#71
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North America L1nT
CIS era rn
2021-07-06 04:12
1 reply
#74
 | 
Russia VelsVivard
The times they are a changin', the slowest one now will later be fast!
2021-07-06 04:34
astralis most overrated team in the top 30 rn
2021-07-06 02:21
1 reply
+1, never won anything in 2021 or good placings
2021-07-06 04:29
NaVi didn't gain any points for winning Starladder RMR? Also NaVi made 3 finals in a row so why form points are 100 only?
2021-07-06 03:45
VP top 6? wtf
2021-07-06 03:55
i think they just use some kind of random generator website to make these rankings :D nip and vp in top 10?????? Vitality +3?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
2021-07-06 04:45
O PLANO
2021-07-06 05:41
No Faze at all. Deserved, but horrifically depressing
2021-07-06 05:48
FaZe kekw
2021-07-06 06:00
why add lan points its so random XD
2021-07-06 06:15
So much for the "team" effort at Astralis. Once dev1ce left, they went to being utter shit and NiP has success. Too many coincidences, isn't there?
2021-07-06 07:13
Top 2 is only real and rest of team are just random
2021-07-06 07:22
#87
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Romania paul_chris
akuma top 30 - faze and fnatic N/A
2021-07-06 07:51
2 replies
#88
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Ukraine Najara
expected
2021-07-06 08:16
#101
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Sweden suriel666
what a disgrace including cheaters in top 20 ranking
2021-07-06 12:02
#89
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Finland Doto_top1
EZ4ENCE
2021-07-06 08:20
#90
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Czech Republic manik999
Sinners getting to #28 from #26 because of their 8 win streak and beating fiend. Ok
2021-07-06 08:32
1 reply
#93
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Russia Thfthf
Doesnt the rating consider the whole last year? Probably year ago they had better achievements and 8 matches winstreak also depends on the teams they won.
2021-07-06 10:38
faze soon top5
2021-07-06 08:47
Meme rankings beyond top 2
2021-07-06 09:32
#95
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Russia Thfthf
LAN era means f.e. Gambit have ass beaten in a toilet by fnatic just before the match. So the result may be very different...
2021-07-06 10:47
#96
B1T | 
Europe Gigska
gambots 300 lan points))
2021-07-06 10:46
#102
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Sweden suriel666
FORM and LAN categories don't make any sense. How is Mouz' FORM higher than NaVi's ? also, if LAN means =importance of a tourney, then just name it this way, because they didn't play on LAN, as NaVi has won the last LAN (Kato 2020)
2021-07-06 12:03
How can NiP jump 5 spots after going 2nd Flashpoint and getting average placings (4th/8th) on other events while mouz loses 1 spot after winning Flashpoint against this NiP? I'd get it if they would have won Blast or got to finals in 1-2 events, but how is an 8th place at IEM Summer (with losses to OG, VP, G2, coL) makes such a huge difference?
2021-07-06 16:52
#104
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Poland SebL
I think it's just the matter of time before mouz join TOP 5. I also think that ENCE could go much higher with time. I'm surprised that NIP joined the TOP 5, I really didn't feel like they were playing well as a team. For EG I can't see them going higher with stanislaw, I really think this guy should end his career like he isn't good at all. And without an AWPer Astralis is just going to fall lower and lower, that's my prediction.
2021-07-06 21:02
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