Team Ranking: February 2022

FaZe and MOUZ make strides while ECSTATIC falls out of the top 20.

With the first big event of the year in the books, many high performing teams have climbed to stronger positions, while teams who changed lineups over the break have begun to recover and return to their rightful places.

Most notably, FaZe have reached rank #4 following their incredible run to victory at IEM Katowice. This core of players nearly reached their highest ever peak rank, but just missed out as a result of their multiple stand-ins over the course of the event in Poland.

The new-look Spirit has qualified for the Europe RMR

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, March 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.
302
198
244
744
-
3.
224
158
175
557
+1
4.
193
188
153
534
+5
5.
178
90
151
419
-2
6.
159
102
130
391
-1
7.
194
82
75
351
+1
8.
134
90
100
324
-2
9.
81
69
54
204
-2
10.
60
78
38
176
+2
11.
59
62
31
152
-
12.
68
50
25
143
-2
13.
34
80
23
137
+20
14.
57
52
23
132
+13
15.
48
64
19
131
+7
16.
43
53
30
126
-2
17.
55
41
19
115
-
18.
36
30
46
112
-5
19.
22
62
15
99
-4
20.
21
60
8
89
-1
21.
18
53
12
83
-3
22.
19
51
9
79
+4
23.
7
45
8
60
-3
24.
3
54
2
59
+7
25.
8
43
6
57
-
26.
11
40
6
57
+2
27.
22
25
9
56
-11
28.
5
48
2
55
+13
29.
13
33
5
51
+23
30.
7
41
2
50
-6

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

MOUZ and FURIA among biggest Katowice risers

Aside from the aforementioned rise up FaZe into the top 5, other teams that participated in IEM Katowice also found themselves many spots higher. MOUZ, FURIA, and ENCE all had middling performances at Katowice, but had all made some form of roster change over the break. While the increase in points was very large for the likes of MOUZ who were already doing quite poor on top of their large roster shift, ENCE saw more of a recovery back from where they had dropped after the addition of Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković.

FURIA also participated in the ESL Challenger February event, where they secured a solid second place. Seeming reinvigorated since the addition of a new primary AWPer, the Brazilians are looking to quickly rise back to their level from 2020.

On the flipside, the biggest drop-off within the top 20 is GODSENT, who fell five spots following a Play-In exit in Katowice as well as an early elimination in Pinnacle Winter Series #2 after losing to GamerLegion. The team are still qualified for ESL Pro League Season 15 though, and will look to regain their form in Group C.

Are FaZe the ones to consistently challenge NAVI?

RMR qualifiers see Endpoint and Spirit return to top 30

Many effects from the recent open qualifiers for the Europe Regional Major Ranking tournament are already being seen, with big jumps up for teams who made it and some declines for those will miss out on the PGL Antwerp Major.

The biggest upward changes can clearly be seen with Endpoint and Spirit who made massive leaps to return to the top 30. The British-mixed squad ran into trouble in the final months of 2021, with many early exist at lower tier events. The break evidently did some good, as they fought through the second RMR open qualifier, beating Movistar Riders and K23 to earn a spot at the Major qualification event.

The Russian side went through massive roster turbulence following their exit from the PGL Stockholm Major, initially only keeping star Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov and Boris "⁠magixx⁠" Vorobiev. Eventually though, in-game leader Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov returned while academy players Robert "⁠Patsi⁠" Isyanov and Pavel "⁠s1ren⁠" Ogloblin got the call up. Having a stable lineup caused things to immediately improve, being able to claim their spot at the RMR quite easily.

chopper's return saw Spirit regain some lost ground

ECSTATIC fall to the outskirts

After impressing on the tier two scene and making it to a peak #16 ranking last month, ECSTATIC had to withstand tough losses in tournaments such as the Malta Vibes Knockout Series and Elisa Invitational Winter, as well as the RMR qualifiers. The team around Thomas "⁠birdfromsky⁠" Due-Frederiksen failed to make it far in all of the four open qualifiers for the Bucharest event which took place over the course of the last month, losing to teams such as Nexus, iNation, and MAD Lions in the process.

As a result, the Danish-majority squad suffered the largest fall out of the teams in the top 30, dropping to the outskirts by 11 spots as of the beginning of March.

Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
598
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Russia Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
150
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Thomas 'birdfromsky' Due-Frederiksen
Thomas 'birdfromsky' Due-Frederiksen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
712
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.69
Russia Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
472
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
646
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.60
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Hmm. Gambit as a 2nd team is just a bad joke though
2022-03-08 08:55
10 replies
they only need experience in the arena, in online and studio lan they are super good. by the end of this year if they play more arenas they can be a super-strong arena team as well.
2022-03-08 08:58
6 replies
True I think once they overcome the lan fear, they will be up for the best team of 2022
2022-03-08 09:17
5 replies
Question is when that happens, they are not exactly a new team anymore, like how many years do they need?
2022-03-08 10:28
2 replies
depends how they perform and get experience in crowded lan events you saying "they are not exactly a new team" you thought they would gain crowded lan experience during covid era? Nice brain
2022-03-08 11:53
1 reply
#61
 | 
India Relunk
Too many excuses, they've failed at all tier 1 LANs, they shouldn't be #2 until they can do better
2022-03-08 17:18
their games until faze in katowice shown that they already kinda overcame it (Axile being consistent, interz stepping up), but i liked how professeur,if i remember correctly said on hltv podcast, when gambit's fundamentals is becoming outplayed and destroyed they have a hard time on catching up the game. And that's what i think teams like Faze and karrigan feels good at
2022-03-08 13:30
1 reply
True, Proffeseur +1
2022-03-08 18:42
Gambit won the first event of this year funspark ulti. Although it was a tier2 event.
2022-03-08 09:59
true they should be first
2022-03-08 17:43
1 reply
#72
 | 
United States _Fr0st_
As good as they are, Navi still has much more points from the previous events, which they beat Gambit. It is still interesting because in the matchup, it is pretty close with 20/4/19 in favor of Navi.
2022-03-08 20:57
cool
2022-03-08 08:53
#3
 | 
Poland Herrasaurus
nice
2022-03-08 08:54
Note that ECSTATIC had to forfeit some of their matches in tournaments because of DDOS attacks
2022-03-08 08:55
#5
 | 
Brazil williamhsk1
Glad for Furia, but Entropiq is still too high
2022-03-08 08:56
#6
 | 
Brazil Ties4
Get out of there fast, Navi.
2022-03-08 08:57
6 replies
stfu
2022-03-08 11:30
Lol not gonna happen anytime soon
2022-03-08 12:05
4 replies
#68
 | 
Brazil Ties4
Gambit, G2 and Faze are better than them atm.
2022-03-08 19:12
3 replies
1 tournament cannot prove it And whats going on in Ukraine is unsettling for them right now especially s1mple as his family is in kyiv
2022-03-09 03:19
2 replies
#82
 | 
Brazil Ties4
Its not just 1 tournament lmao navi already proved to be shit in every single match this year.
2022-03-09 03:57
#83
 | 
Brazil Ties4
Your argument doesnt make any sense, they have been shit since the start of year, that there was no war
2022-03-09 03:58
ratio
2022-03-08 08:57
Good to see Russia is still at the top.
2022-03-08 08:58
1 reply
Attention seeker
2022-03-08 13:57
rip godfromsky
2022-03-08 08:58
Liquid not even top.30 Lol
2022-03-08 09:11
5 replies
looks like they got what they were looking for. gettin nitro, shox, replacing fallen and stewie was a huge step back. Nitro never was a great player in his better days. now that he is washed. omegalul
2022-03-08 10:42
1 reply
#88
 | 
Brazil inv4der
I agree
2022-03-09 05:10
They'd probably still be Top 10, if they'd kept a core, admittedly it would be an artificial ranking like Astralis' is at the moment but that is what it is.
2022-03-08 11:21
#38
 | 
Vietnam tamb19
they won only 1 match in 2022 against eg in ot :)) all of liquid players except naf and nitr0megalul aren't playing in their best form i'm not a liquid fan but i really hope that they will improve next month
2022-03-08 12:20
1 reply
I'm not saying they should be top 30.
2022-03-08 14:41
hard 4 radarfromsky
2022-03-08 09:13
#13
JK | 
Asia flipflop
Big somehow managed to hold their position
2022-03-08 09:15
4 replies
bug
2022-03-08 10:23
Actually they got +1 even. Just doesn`t show right in the article. Not really deserved sadly.
2022-03-08 12:26
2 replies
No, you don't understand the overview above. Its not the weekly ranking but rather the monthly ranking => So from the beginning of Februar (they were 11th) their position hasn't changed. Just compare this overview to the weekly one and you realize that no (-/+) figures are matching.
2022-03-08 22:47
1 reply
Ah you are right, thanks for clearing that up.
2022-03-09 13:10
Endpoint in top 30 again W
2022-03-08 09:22
no NA team bruh
2022-03-08 09:32
1 reply
#87
 | 
Brazil inv4der
that's sad.. : (
2022-03-09 05:09
NaVi still 1000 points? Must be a joke
2022-03-08 09:46
13 replies
Navi made through Blast Groups and was top4 in Iem Katowice. Who would take their place in your opinion?? Faze after winning just one event?? Gambit after winning tier2 event funspark ulti?? G2?? To make it into finals?? No other team has won consecutive events in a row to throw Navi off of their crown yet. If Navi does poorly in ESL pro league, I am sure Navi will drop off.
2022-03-08 10:02
11 replies
#24
 | 
Belgium jorneiro
NA reading comprehension
2022-03-08 10:24
2 replies
Wow u got me. So smart 1000 IQ
2022-03-08 14:19
1 reply
#57
 | 
Belgium jorneiro
There's a difference between losing the maximum number of points and losing first place
2022-03-08 14:49
and imagine crying about navi's placement after they'd faced such circumstances. Still top4
2022-03-08 10:29
4 replies
He didn't mention placing only points. They have max points in all categories. You could make a good argument for max points on achievements, won major which is still just about relevant, won blast finals and then top 4 iem. Form on the other hand has been slipping as can be seen at blast spring and katowice. They were 200 when they were winning everything and are still 200 when they aren't. It's the issue with having a capped scale. Still better than ESLs system though.
2022-03-08 12:35
#45
 | 
Papua New Guinea AlphaSwede
He didn't say anything about NaVi placement
2022-03-08 13:03
1 reply
Still with #48, NaVi had 950 points, they got +points for semis and now it's 1000, wtf is his problem
2022-03-08 14:24
+1 people are always looking for excuses to hate on NAVI and s1mple.
2022-03-08 14:24
#44
 | 
Papua New Guinea AlphaSwede
NA reading comprehension.... Cmon man, it's your own language
2022-03-08 13:01
1 reply
Yeah u got me.
2022-03-08 14:19
Navi was 950 or something points a week or two earlier, after being eliminated in semis they have 1000 points, that's what he's talking about, not about their placement
2022-03-08 13:42
The 1000 point cap doesn't stop the team accumulating more points hidden in there. They still have more than enough results to guarantee hitting the cap for now. They won every LAN they attended in 2021 and all were in the last 6 months of the year.
2022-03-08 14:40
Gambit 2nd I arent think that
2022-03-08 09:46
8 replies
#40
 | 
Vietnam tamb19
gud gremmer #1 however,i think if ax1le and HObbit can play in the arena as good as in studio or online and sh1ro can keep playing like this,gambit will be unstoppable
2022-03-08 12:27
2 replies
gambit was outplayed by faze, i don't think peak Hobbit or Axile would've helped them there, if they losing for example 1v4 on dust in such a poor way
2022-03-08 13:44
holy cope
2022-03-08 22:40
+1 they are first
2022-03-08 17:43
4 replies
1st in the online rankings
2022-03-08 22:40
3 replies
*and LAN rankings
2022-03-08 22:43
2 replies
holy cope
2022-03-08 22:47
1 reply
dude rewatch their vitality and nip games if you want convincing especially since it's a crowdless lan gambit are the favourites as long as they compete and there's no taking that away from me it treat it as an upset more than ever if they lose
2022-03-08 22:50
Nice
2022-03-08 10:02
#22
 | 
Belgium jorneiro
Will matches played by 'outsiders' change the virtus.pro ranking?
2022-03-08 10:23
1 reply
I think it will, at least in ESL ranking where points are directly connected to players
2022-03-08 10:30
#28
 | 
Korea jin67300
Wisla 24th xd
2022-03-08 10:33
#29
 | 
United Kingdom JupiterACE
Fnatic at #16 is too high, really
2022-03-08 10:35
#30
 | 
Finland RPGWiZaRD
Astralis, BIG, Entropiq a bit too high up on that list based on last couple of games. If Brollan and dev1ce returns soon'ish then NIP might finally deserve a top-10 spot perhaps. Out these teams I hope GODSENT will improve their ranking. MOUZ has done a nice climb and has suprised positively for sure, although don't think they'll go much higher from here.
2022-03-08 10:45
2 replies
Funny cause OG is too high as well Mr delusional fanboy :D Lost 2/2 games at IEM and their RMR qualifier was questionable to say the least (overtime vs dignitas, lost to heet etc).
2022-03-08 12:27
1 reply
#42
 | 
Finland RPGWiZaRD
I'd say 10th is about as high as I'd place them, but no more than that. During their first event they were in a honeymoon period for sure at which they looked like a Top-5 team but as of now I have them in the 10-15th range where they are 50/50 against teams like Furia, BIG, MOUZ, Astralis, Fnatic etc.
2022-03-08 12:34
#33
 | 
Denmark nunz1o
Gambit LAN form "244" the 2nd highest KEKW
2022-03-08 11:27
1 reply
Funspark "LAN"
2022-03-08 15:22
Gambit , FAZE IS COMING FOR THAT #2
2022-03-08 11:52
6 replies
true gambit will go to #1 instead
2022-03-08 17:43
5 replies
Covid finish now no more free online points
2022-03-08 20:29
1 reply
I would like to remind you this is a crowdless lan now I would like you to remind yourself how gambit played against nip and vitality
2022-03-08 21:33
hahahahahahha , nice recovery , 8/8 for the effort
2022-03-08 20:49
2 replies
>:D although I do genuinely belvie they should have colognbe what I've seen from the on katowice was groundbreaking to say the least and cologne has 0 crowd if they don't participate though, then EZ4OUTSIDERS
2022-03-08 21:33
1 reply
don't sleep on Vitality , that's the only thing I'll say rn , only time will tell
2022-03-09 09:29
#47
 | 
Chile BugsonAcid
Where is 9z? With more tournaments outside SA they will climb easily
2022-03-08 13:41
1 reply
#86
 | 
Brazil inv4der
RIP
2022-03-09 05:05
Gambit Top 2 kek
2022-03-08 15:21
Where is NA?
2022-03-08 15:31
3 replies
#85
 | 
Brazil inv4der
Astralis RIP
2022-03-09 05:04
2 replies
Reply needs to have actual content
2022-03-09 22:56
1 reply
#92
 | 
Brazil inv4der
RIP is more than real content when we talk about the end of the astralis era...
2022-03-10 02:39
#65
 | 
Latvia sonofdog
navi 1000 points?
2022-03-08 18:30
fnatic soon -20 positions
2022-03-08 19:07
#69
 | 
United States Illusi0n1g
Go BiG!
2022-03-08 19:26
#84
 | 
Brazil inv4der
poor Team LIQUID, it doesn't even appear in the rankings...
2022-03-09 05:03
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