Team Ranking: January 2022

FURIA falls down to #27, Apeks enters the top 30, and K23 continues to make strides.

The first month of 2022 has concluded, seeing many teams who performed well at the PGL Stockholm Major like FURIA, ENCE, and Copenhagen Flames fall off, as the event has exited the Recent LANs category. Meanwhile, teams like BIG and OG gained positions off important wins at the BLAST Spring Groups.

The top end of the ranking has yet to change much, with the biggest difference seeing Heroic move down three spots. Natus Vincere are still very much in charge, though their lead has decreased over the past few weeks.

The newly signed HEET won Malta Vibes Knockout Series #5

Here's a summary of the HLTV World Ranking by 1xBet 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 Monday, February 7, 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.
291
155
165
611
-
3.
192
129
164
485
-
4.
140
75
64
279
-
5.
113
93
61
267
+2
6.
113
72
62
247
-
7.
82
82
72
236
+1
8.
143
30
36
209
-3
9.
81
62
37
180
+2
10.
77
67
31
175
-1
11.
65
49
33
147
+5
12.
52
57
29
138
+5
13.
38
50
37
125
+2
14.
36
48
31
115
-2
15.
23
62
14
99
+8
16.
23
36
13
72
+4
17.
44
17
5
66
-4
18.
9
45
5
59
+9
19.
17
32
7
56
+2
20.
5
42
7
54
+6
21.
7
41
3
51
+3
22.
34
12
4
50
-8
23.
18
27
5
50
-4
24.
5
40
4
49
+1
25.
5
37
5
47
+5
26.
9
33
5
47
+2
27.
42
3
0
45
-17
28.
9
32
3
44
+4
29.
5
32
6
43
-7
30.
4
29
5
38
NEW TEAM

Please note that the +/- gain on this table differs from our weekly rankings page, and it is related to the ranking update of January 3.

Major drop offs

The biggest instigator of change during this month was the expiration of the PGL Major from the Recent LANs category, leading to many teams who performed well at the event, and either performed poorly afterward, or just played less, to drop down positions. The biggest victim of this change was certainly FURIA, who dropped 17 places. On top of losing their top eight placing at the biggest event of the year, the Brazilians haven't competed in any events until the recent Pinnacle Winter Series #1, where they lost to Wisla Krakow.

Many other teams who exceeded expectations in Stockholm also dropped down, including Heroic, Copenhagen Flames, ENCE, and Movistar Riders. In particular, Heroic had a really rough end to the year, going out last in their final two events and then following up with a loss to K23 in the Pinnacle Winter Series in January.

Following their miracle run at the Major, Copenhagen Flames saw a sort of return to the mean, putting up average performances at tier two events in November and December. Despite many reports of the team being signed by a larger organization, notably Complexity, no sale came to fruition and Copenhagen Flames ended up committing to their current lineup.

Heroic will look to recover at Katowice

BLAST Risers

The only tier one event to take place in January was the BLAST Premier Spring Groups, which featured a new format for the 2022 season. The two participants who saw the biggest gains were OG and BIG, who both found success with their new lineups. In a quite impressive debut for Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković leading a new set a players, OG went undefeated in the groups, only dropping a map to NIP in the knockout stage.

BIG also managed to qualify for the Spring Finals, defeating Astralis in two convincing series. The now fully German squad also competed at the Funspark ULTI 2021 Finals, where they secured a 3rd place finish, taking down both fnatic and K23 in the bracket.

BLAST also witnessed the debut of Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool in FaZe, with the team putting up a classic Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen strong start. While three of their maps went to overtime in Group C, they were able to pull through and secure a top seed going into the knockout stage. After that, it was a simple matter of defeating BIG in a three map series to secure a place in the Spring Finals. ropz immediately stepped up to the plate and ended their campaign at BLAST as the highest rated player on the team, and one of the highest at the event.

K23, HEET continue to rise; Apeks makes strong debut

New CIS challengers K23 have certainly been one of the revelations of the past three months. Following their roster overhaul after failing to qualify for the Major, the team began to quickly rise through the ranks, eventually winning the Funspark ULTI Europe Playoffs 2 over the likes of Entropiq, Copenhagen Flames, and Dignitas.

At the Funspark ULTI Finals in January, they took things a step further and took down Astralis in their first match. Their excellent form continued throughout January, with K23 beating ECSTATIC and SINNERS in Malta Vibes Knockout Series 5 and winning Pinnacle Winter Series 1 after defeating Heroic and Sprout.

Apeks have hit the ground running

HEET made a strong first showing under their new organization, winning the aforementioned Malta Vibes event in a very convincing fashion. The Frenchmen will have a chance to rise even further at the upcoming ESL Challenger February event, which they qualified for back in December.

As a brand new core, Apeks have secured themselves an early spot in the top 30, thanks to an impressive debut tournament at the Pinnacle Winter Series. Coming all the way from the regional stage, the international squad fought their way all the way to the grand final, picking up victories over SKADE, Endpoint, and fnatic.

Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1210
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1048
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1923
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
Nice job astralis
2022-02-08 10:28
10 replies
Astralis and the miracle of keep losing and moving up in the rankings.
2022-02-08 15:56
5 replies
They play in the big tournaments 🤔
2022-02-08 17:08
4 replies
And lose, lose, and move up
2022-02-08 18:35
3 replies
Points for participating, form ranking is just part of the equation mister davis
2022-02-08 18:50
2 replies
Thank u my great alpha male friend. Its a honor to talk to u
2022-02-08 20:27
1 reply
Nice men)
2022-02-08 20:43
Astralis +1 LUL -30 next month
2022-02-08 16:15
3 replies
If they make big changes maybe
2022-02-08 17:09
2 replies
I can’t find your friends at MIBR. 🤣
2022-02-08 20:13
1 reply
what?
2022-02-08 20:41
#2
 | 
Netherlands W1eky
Furia -17 lol
2022-02-08 10:28
1 reply
#85
 | 
Brazil largadooo
Pretty disrespectful
2022-02-08 16:37
#3
 | 
Malaysia Mision
nice
2022-02-08 10:28
#4
 | 
Kosovo meriton_cs
Noice
2022-02-08 10:28
#5
 | 
Sweden DaManz
💪 Good job!
2022-02-08 10:28
Astralis Form 82, this is a joke, right? They have the 5th highest form rating? Above FaZe and G2?
2022-02-08 10:31
4 replies
“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” There is a method to the madness, just not a good one See also #14
2022-02-08 12:36
3 replies
"recent form over the last two months" hltv.org/stats/teams/6665/astralis?start.. - they played 24 maps in the last two months and lost 16 of them - their player ratings are 1.20, 0.94, 0.93, 0.90 and 0.88 - 0.92 K/D ratio across the team -Map win percentages: Inferno - 75.0% Overpass - 33.3% Ancient - 33.3% Mirage - 28.6% Nuke - 25.0% Dust2 - 0.0 % and this is supposed to be the team with the 5th best form? Above FaZe and G2?
2022-02-08 14:02
2 replies
#86
 | 
Germany Greifvogel
+1
2022-02-08 16:39
just wait and they will have free fall down.
2022-02-08 17:27
#7
 | 
Greece h0nest_fan
Astralis won 2 seeding games at Blast, lost all the rest and went +1 up? lol
2022-02-08 10:32
Nice
2022-02-08 10:31
Astralizzz: 15 games, lose 10.. +1 in ranking... What a f**king joke
2022-02-08 10:32
6 replies
2 replies
doesnt explain the 82 form points. They should have form points in the region of Heroic or fnatic at best, not the 4th best and that would bring them to 10th place (-2). Hltv is simply biased.
2022-02-08 10:52
1 reply
yeah the form thing is a head-scratcher
2022-02-08 10:54
astralis won 8 of 20 matches (82 points) faze won 6 of 11 matches (62 points) g2 won 8 of 12 matches (75 points) heroic won 2 of 9 matches (30 points) vp won 3 of 4 matches (93 points) nip won 8 of 18 matches (72 points) based on ranking detail of each team note: BLAST Fall Final still counted by hltv system, ended on Nov 28 which is more than 2 months ago unfair for G2 but i think the system only count total win any more data for your argument?
2022-02-08 12:59
2 replies
#69
 | 
United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
Problem faze, g2 lost 40% of their points when roster was changed while astralis had no reduction
2022-02-08 14:05
1 reply
so the amount of point for form is fair for every team it means i don't think the ranking is the joke in that case it's just the ranking is based on tier1 tournament that fortunately for Astralis (unfortunate for other team below them), they played on those tournaments
2022-02-11 01:57
No MOUZ and MOUZ NXT kekw
2022-02-08 10:33
3 replies
#35
 | 
Kuwait seca34958
they should have mentioned that mouz' last match was beginning of december and without torzsi and nbk
2022-02-08 11:06
MOUZ NXT actually above MOUZ in the rankings lmao
2022-02-08 11:35
1 reply
Axaxaxa why did torszi downgrade
2022-02-08 15:45
#12
 | 
Denmark krogsa
7. Astralis +1
2022-02-08 10:34
#15
Pol0 | 
Czech Republic olpp
faze number 1 soon
2022-02-08 10:36
1 reply
+1
2022-02-08 15:08
#16
 | 
Canada Roshambo
Can't wait to see how the list looks after Katowice. Especially when there are 5 juggernauts vying for top 1: NAVI, Gambit, G2, Faze, Vitality.
2022-02-08 10:36
1 reply
Apeks top 1 2022
2022-02-08 18:38
#17
 | 
Slovakia Daev0n
Apeks Top 1 2022
2022-02-08 10:37
#18
 | 
Norway PatrickGI
Nice
2022-02-08 10:39
#19
 | 
Philippines YokuboE
ASTRALIS KEKW
2022-02-08 10:40
-17 lol RIP
2022-02-08 10:44
#21
 | 
United States snakedrake
Gamerleigon is fun to watch I feel like there 1 roster move away from always competing in events
2022-02-08 10:44
VP last played on 2021, how could they get +2? XD wtf?
2022-02-08 10:47
4 replies
because other teams lost more points than them, them losing less because not playing, so they went up because the teams above them went down
2022-02-08 11:28
3 replies
well that's quite dumb...
2022-02-08 11:33
2 replies
ik, OneTap went up like from 90 to 51 even tho they haven't played for almost 2 months
2022-02-08 11:38
1 reply
XD
2022-02-08 11:38
#24
 | 
Denmark theHeniek
mouz );
2022-02-08 10:50
#25
 | 
Asia LimGardz
lmao -17 for brazil
2022-02-08 10:50
#26
 | 
Europe nikyyy
Astralis 7th lollllllllllll
2022-02-08 10:51
navi didnt lose any points?
2022-02-08 10:54
3 replies
Weird.
2022-02-08 11:04
Points are relative to #1 place. Other teams like Gambit are closer to them now.
2022-02-08 12:00
#67
 | 
El Salvador Bredalow
+1 lose against some shit tier teams : FORM 200
2022-02-08 13:27
apeks well played
2022-02-08 11:02
Gamit have 611 points for what ? G2 have 3win 1lose and lose some points... Na'Vi dont lose points ? Haha
2022-02-08 11:03
3 replies
Point are relative to #1 place. Most teams gained points because Navi didn't perform well at Blast.
2022-02-08 11:58
g2 2/5 players swapped
2022-02-08 16:01
#102
 | 
Kazakhstan Avantc7
Because G2 sucked cock since the Major and now those points are removed Meanwhile Gambit made the final at Blast and won some t2 event
2022-02-08 21:29
Astralis +1 for beating NaVi in a bo1 ?
2022-02-08 11:03
#33
 | 
Kosovo Theexend
Navi didn't even lost form points????
2022-02-08 11:04
1 reply
#36
 | 
Kuwait seca34958
gambit gained points so the difference between Navi and Gambit is not as large anymore (even if it says 200 Navi)
2022-02-08 11:13
#37
 | 
Poland B0rdo
Mouz NXT #32 Mouz #33
2022-02-08 11:14
1 reply
#53
 | 
Denmark Rubix__
+1
2022-02-08 11:50
Navi form 200 ahahahaha and cant defeat mibr
2022-02-08 11:18
Vp form > g2 form xDDDDD TGWR1S PLEASE STOP!!!!acaxaxxacaca
2022-02-08 11:20
VP top 5 what is this rubbish
2022-02-08 11:27
2 replies
#73
 | 
Kazakhstan oscar9992
Way better than LOLstralis though
2022-02-08 14:56
1 reply
who cares about Astralis though. Nice brain
2022-02-08 23:16
I love this rating.
2022-02-08 11:27
#44
 | 
Poland Telarek
THIS IS SCAM WHERE WISLA
2022-02-08 11:28
#45
JK | 
Asia flipflop
Nip now only one step ahead of Astralis
2022-02-08 11:33
#47
 | 
Poland yanobanano
This is ridicoulus... where is Wisła Kraków? For sure they deserve the top30 spot!
2022-02-08 11:35
1 reply
+1
2022-02-08 13:07
-17 rip furia
2022-02-08 11:42
Astralis +1????‽??????????
2022-02-08 11:50
1 reply
Would Astralis won 2 games at Blast, they will be +2. But they won 1 game, so only +1. Pretty simple hltv logic
2022-02-08 12:28
furia 3 points in form LMAO
2022-02-08 12:04
#61
 | 
Serbia gumiflex
Bad scoring system. G2 is only 43 points higher than Astralis which has more points than Heroic. Better distribution of points in tournaments is needed in order to get a more realistic list.
2022-02-08 12:41
I like how VP did nothing and gained 2 spots
2022-02-08 13:07
K23 top15 EZ
2022-02-08 13:10
ok
2022-02-08 13:18
Let's GOOOO HEET
2022-02-08 14:26
lol
2022-02-08 14:42
This kind of nonsense ranking is always such a kick to see. It's so garbage to the point it become kind of a comedy show about how a rank can be such a meme-generator.
2022-02-08 14:52
Apeks will continue to climb. Top 20 next
2022-02-08 15:06
#75
 | 
Brazil ho0n
Astralis +1 and FURIA -17 because of 1 training game lol, it makes no sense!
2022-02-08 15:06
3 replies
Did you read the article? Furia is -17 because they have barely played since the major and the points from the major are now expiring. Astralis +1 only because heroic also lost points from the major and hadn’t done much after so they dropped in the rankings so that astralis is higher, it wasn’t astralis that gained a spot but rather heroic losing some. The fact that many of the teams at the top gaine points is because navi struggled so the relative point difference had to be smaller
2022-02-08 15:40
1 reply
#101
 | 
Brazil ho0n
Okay, thanks for the explanation!
2022-02-08 21:17
#92
 | 
Brazil inv4der
+1
2022-02-08 17:26
#78
 | 
United States TrashPanda
Astralis number 7 and Liquid not even in the top 30 loooool ok
2022-02-08 15:38
who cares. they are irrelevant
2022-02-08 16:05
#87
 | 
United States Teztyment
so glad to see BIG dominating again. Let's go
2022-02-08 17:05
dignitas higher than complexity lollllllllll
2022-02-08 17:09
#91
 | 
Brazil inv4der
FURIA 27° RANKING????????? this hltv is a joke, FURIA drops 14 positions and GODSENT rises to 13th in the ranking... Ranking without logical reasoning... 🙄😄
2022-02-08 17:25
NaVi #1 always <3
2022-02-09 10:34
#106
 | 
Slovakia Adwarin
Apeks already in TOP30 Pog
2022-02-11 05:20
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