Team Ranking: April 2022

As a new month dawns, it's once again time to look at the most significant ranking changes of the past four weeks.

An extremely competitive four-week period has come and gone, which saw April play host to a number of important events such as the ESL Pro League Season 15 Playoffs and the PGL Major Antwerp Regional Major Rankings for the Americas, Europe, and Asia regions.

The above-mentioned competitions have naturally played the largest part in the rankings which saw big changes in the bottom half of the table, including some fresh faces in the top 30 as well as a new name at the No.1 spot for the first time in almost nine months.

FURIA's impressive form land them inside the top 10

For new readers or those in need of a refresher, here's a summary of how the HLTV World Ranking by 1xBet works:

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, May 2, 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.
392
191
300
883
+1
2.
500
160
147
807
-1
3.
310
120
114
544
-
4.
220
200
120
540
+6
5.
236
129
109
474
-
6.
220
62
145
427
-2
7.
202
119
96
417
-
8.
160
151
93
404
+3
9.
155
111
81
347
-
10.
161
74
83
318
-4
11.
181
61
44
286
-3
12.
78
122
45
245
+6
13.
68
116
46
230
+8
14.
76
101
37
214
+5
15.
82
82
32
196
-3
16.
98
69
27
194
-3
17.
45
78
35
158
-2
18.
56
62
30
148
-2
19.
55
38
36
129
-5
20.
33
49
20
102
-
21.
19
65
11
95
+24
22.
26
52
17
95
+3
23.
18
61
13
92
+4
24.
32
41
17
90
-7
25.
19
57
11
87
+9
26.
29
39
16
84
-3
27.
36
36
10
82
-1
28.
17
51
11
79
+11
29.
17
52
8
77
+13
30.
13
47
17
77
+2

Please note that the +/- gain on this table differs from our weekly rankings page, and it is related to the ranking update of April 4.

FaZe end NAVI's 37-week reign

After 37 consecutive weeks on top of the world rankings, a streak which started all the way back in September, Natus Vincere were dethroned by FaZe as the No. 1 team in the world after the latter's outstanding form saw them emerge victorious at the two biggest events of the year so far: IEM Katowice and ESL Pro League Season 15.

The achievement marked the first time FaZe has held the top spot in four years, having last attained the feat in April of 2018, right before the beginning of Astralis' record-setting 58-week streak as the world's highest-ranked team.

After four years, FaZe are back on top

Following a dominant end to 2021 from Natus Vincere which saw them win almost everything on offer including the coveted Intel Grand Slam title, Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev's men haven't quite found the same levels of success early on in the year, finishing only 3rd-4th at IEM Katowice and 5th-8th at ESL Pro League. On the other hand, FaZe have cemented themselves as a legitimate contender for titles at Big Events after having achieved victory at both aforementioned tournaments.

Their EPL outing found themselves pitted against Natus Vincere in the quarter-finals, which Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen's squad won in two maps to knock out their Russian-Ukrainian rivals before eventually taking the entire tournament home, bagging enough points to overtake Natus Vincere as the world's best team following the event's conclusion. After qualifying through the RMR, FaZe will undoubtedly be heading into the upcoming Major with hopes of retaining their place on top of the ranking.

ENCE jump to fourth place in the ranking

It was a strong four weeks for ENCE who posted good results throughout the whole month as they continue to shine alongside their newest addition, Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković. Their success at the recently-concluded BLAST EU Spring Showdown and at ESL Pro League helped them improve by six spots in the world ranking, where they were previously sitting at tenth overall.

Their playoff run at ESL Pro League saw them take convincing wins over fnatic and Group C winners Movistar Riders, before eventually meeting Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser's squad in the semi-finals. They won the series after two hard-fought maps to reach the grand finals of the event, where they ultimately lost to FaZe 1-3 after a thrilling four-map contest between the two sides, finishing at second place overall.

In addition to their EPL result, ENCE also achieved a first-place finish at the BLAST EU Spring Showdown, taking down Copenhagen Flames and Heroic before setting up a grand final versus Astralis. Although the first map didn't go ENCE's way, falling to their Danish opponents 3-16, they were able to complete the reverse sweep and cap off the tournament, claiming victory and a spot in the upcoming BLAST Premier Spring Final 2022.

Liquid move closer to top 10

After revamping their roster at the end of last year, Liquid find themselves currently 13th in the ranking, their highest position since the additions of Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella, Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm, and Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon to the team.

Liquid will look to continue rising through the ranking

Having started 2022 outside the top 30 following the departure of three members of the squad, the North American team has showed signs of promise, finishing 5th-8th at ESL Pro League after beating Heroic in the first round of the playoffs and making the quarter-finals, eventually losing out to NIP.

Although their results haven't seen consistent success yet, the lineup is still quite young and they've proven to have gotten stronger as time progresses. Currently, less than 100 points separate Liquid from tenth-place Outsiders, and with the Major coming up it will be crucial for nitr0's squad to put up a good result if they want to break into the ranking's top 10.

paiN and 9z make the top 30

The latest world ranking sees paiN and 9z break the top 30 for only the second time this year after an impressive showing from both teams in the Americas Regional Major Ranking, expanding South America's representation in the ranking to five teams.

Can 9z make an impact at the upcoming Major?

paiN gained 24 places after a successful month for them saw them clinch a spot at the BLAST Premier Spring Final, along with a seventh-place finish in the RMR, only falling short in the sixth-place decider to 9z. Despite not qualifying for the Major, their performances were enough to merit them a spot as the 21st highest-ranked team in the world.

Meanwhile, 9z capped off an impressive month by earning the 30th spot in the ranking. This comes following their excellent run at the Americas RMR after finishing a remarkable sixth, overcoming Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David's 00NATION and Sao Caetano in their elimination matches before besting Evil Geniuses in the eighth-place decider and fellow South American side paiN to ultimately claim the final Major spot on offer.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1410
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1067
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
652
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1369
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1999
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1347
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1972
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1532
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
#1
 | 
Croatia Esketite
N1
2022-05-02 21:28
12 replies
Expected
2022-05-02 21:32
Lul’vi is no longer top1, I’m happy
2022-05-02 21:40
10 replies
Astralul_0_events_won_since_2020
2022-05-03 08:56
8 replies
4 majors
2022-05-03 17:06
7 replies
0 Cologne
2022-05-03 21:05
6 replies
Don't even know what that is Still doesn't change the fact navi will never get back to top1 again Enjoy top30 while you have it
2022-05-03 21:13
5 replies
Astralis will never make top 4 at any event without crowd cheaters kkkkkkkkkkkkkk also ecovice is not even gonna be top 30 LUL
2022-05-04 09:03
4 replies
So much slat you are very proud of N0VI having their best time during tournaments full of dead teams? Not even had an era... Won't even stay in top 5 for long
2022-05-04 19:29
3 replies
I was hoping someone said Navi was the reason other teams looked dead.
2022-05-04 19:35
no scene detected opinion rejected
2022-05-04 23:06
1 reply
S0mply in name detected Silver granted
2022-05-10 23:24
#87
 | 
Turkey zane_
+1 i am so happy about it
2022-05-03 11:05
#2
 | 
Europe KiroBullS
nice
2022-05-02 21:28
pog
2022-05-02 21:29
Nexus robbed
2022-05-02 21:29
ENCE should be top3
2022-05-02 21:29
#6
 | 
Finland Cucumber))
EZ 4 ENCE
2022-05-02 21:29
sick
2022-05-02 21:31
pain +24 pog champ also ence #4 very nice👍👍
2022-05-02 21:31
How the fuck is x team in top x
2022-05-02 21:31
3 replies
how the fuck is big only #14 after beating #1 in a bo3
2022-05-03 08:14
2 replies
#95
 | 
Russia TorToroych
it's based on last 3 month, not one upset result
2022-05-03 11:49
1 reply
nope, its not based whatsoever
2022-05-03 14:17
Imperial KEKW
2022-05-02 21:31
3 replies
#27
 | 
United States Virgin Islands qtleaf
Let's see who laugh last when they get top 1 after pgl major win :)
2022-05-02 21:51
2 replies
Nt cloud9 top 1 after major
2022-05-02 21:56
1 reply
#88
 | 
Turkey zane_
nt cloud 9 2nd after major, faze will stay top 1
2022-05-03 11:05
#11
 | 
Chile 1cristiaan
LEEETS GOOO LIIQUIIIIID
2022-05-02 21:31
yooo what's up with my man on the last picture bleeding out on stage lol
2022-05-02 21:33
5 replies
#24
juho | 
Congo, Democratic Republic of nUgez
Propably snuff idk
2022-05-02 21:48
he shocked himself against another teammate while they were celebrating their major qualification
2022-05-02 22:11
#46
 | 
United States cybonics
He bit his lip iirc
2022-05-02 22:53
#52
jks | 
North America Benso
Lol I was just thinking the same!
2022-05-02 23:53
it's a piece of tomato, he forgot to brush his teeth...
2022-05-03 02:56
#14
 | 
Finland AliSabid
Nice
2022-05-02 21:35
#15
fnx | 
Brazil shoyera
Imperial #1 in our hearts
2022-05-02 21:36
4 replies
#20
 | 
Estonia Kukkel
Imperial best Brazilian team
2022-05-02 21:42
1 reply
#21
fnx | 
Brazil shoyera
hahahaha best team from my street
2022-05-02 21:43
#26
 | 
United States Virgin Islands qtleaf
+1
2022-05-02 21:50
#62
 | 
Brazil Lok72
+1
2022-05-03 00:29
#17
 | 
Papua New Guinea AlphaSwede
NaVi shortest ERA of all times kek
2022-05-02 21:40
EZ4ENCE
2022-05-02 21:40
always biased, nothing to see here...
2022-05-02 21:45
1 reply
#60
 | 
Brazil Lok72
+1
2022-05-03 00:28
#25
 | 
United States Virgin Islands qtleaf
No Imperial?????? Biased af.
2022-05-02 21:49
4 replies
#76
 | 
New Zealand Melting
Imperial isn't even t1 or upper t2 tho
2022-05-03 07:11
3 replies
#99
 | 
United States Virgin Islands qtleaf
They destroyed 9z and mibr
2022-05-03 14:44
2 replies
#109
 | 
New Zealand Melting
ah my bad didnt catch those matches, didn't think they'd really faced any decent t2 teams yet. Roster definitely has good players but hadn't seen them against any good teams yet
2022-05-04 14:28
1 reply
#110
 | 
United States Virgin Islands qtleaf
It's ok i'm a imperial fan i will always overrate them, not your fault xqcL
2022-05-04 14:41
9x top30 ZzZzzzZ
2022-05-02 21:52
1 reply
don't cry my friend
2022-05-03 08:31
Imperial is playing Valorant, I see...
2022-05-02 21:55
#31
 | 
Denmark twinseN
how are nip still 7?
2022-05-02 21:56
2 replies
#59
 | 
Brazil Lok72
no $en$e
2022-05-03 00:28
1 reply
#102
 | 
Denmark twinseN
Yeah that's what im saying heh
2022-05-03 16:24
#32
 | 
Norway Snaids
Imperial out of top 30 Normality has been restored
2022-05-02 21:59
2 replies
#39
 | 
United States Virgin Islands qtleaf
Imagine being a imperial hater, cringe
2022-05-02 22:20
1 reply
#49
 | 
Brazil ImReverx
nkt flair expected
2022-05-02 23:22
Karrigan! <3
2022-05-02 22:10
Nip top 15 for me
2022-05-02 22:18
2 replies
#53
RpK | 
Finland Lattee
+1 currently.
2022-05-02 23:54
#58
 | 
Brazil Lok72
+1 liquid top 16
2022-05-03 00:27
#37
 | 
Brazil dio_scuro
Imperial is playing soccer?
2022-05-02 22:18
3 replies
#40
 | 
United States Virgin Islands qtleaf
mitshxa is biased
2022-05-02 22:21
2 replies
#41
 | 
Brazil dio_scuro
+1, biggest imperial hater.
2022-05-02 22:22
#57
 | 
Brazil Lok72
fan of stewie and monesy lol why kiddos writing articles
2022-05-03 00:27
RIDERS POG
2022-05-02 22:20
#42
 | 
United Kingdom JupiterACE
fnatic at 18 is way too high.
2022-05-02 22:38
C9 lets go as expectd
2022-05-02 22:45
#FaZeUp
2022-05-02 22:45
Fnatic should be #1
2022-05-02 22:48
NaVi Achievement 500 while FaZe 392
2022-05-02 22:59
navi achievements max points?? what have they done since the major LMAO
2022-05-02 23:05
Liquid should be #30 and Godsent and Skade shouldn't even be on the list.
2022-05-02 23:26
1 reply
#90
 | 
Poland GasparD707
+1
2022-05-03 11:17
EZ #4 ENCE
2022-05-02 23:39
#55
 | 
Russia weaveRRR
#FAZEUP
2022-05-03 00:15
#61
 | 
Brazil Lok72
fluke ranking wdym
2022-05-03 00:28
#64
 | 
Brazil Lok72
"special page" to check status I c....
2022-05-03 00:30
wtf is Dignitas?
2022-05-03 01:25
let's go 9z
2022-05-03 01:59
#68
 | 
Singapore 2200DPI
EZ#4ENCE
2022-05-03 02:42
EZ 4 FURIA 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾
2022-05-03 03:02
Never gonna call them Cloud9. What a joke
2022-05-03 03:17
#72
 | 
Brazil tosspoa
Imperial playing aquatic polo
2022-05-03 03:53
#73
 | 
Poland csRIOTgo
Cloud9 top 3!!! NA CS is BACK!!! Oh wait... OMEGALUL
2022-05-03 04:32
1 reply
ikr, how do we have to feel with this? It's so weird to see them back in top 10, It's good, but it's not 'Cloud9'. Although it's good a NA organisation gives a Russian team the chance to compete (even though it's more money based) So many mixed emotions....
2022-05-03 10:39
ence top3 next week probably with nafanys anime team losing points from achievements
2022-05-03 06:07
#75
 | 
Brazil Jaokerson
I respect all of u guys, but... Do u guys eat shit? Where's imperial??? NA is dead COL is a joke Worst liquid ever I bet the South America tier 2 is better than EG DELUSIONAL
2022-05-03 06:13
1 reply
#91
 | 
Poland GasparD707
Yes
2022-05-03 11:19
#77
 | 
New Zealand Melting
No eg rip, it's over for that lineup
2022-05-03 07:13
NaVi #1 always
2022-05-03 08:56
ence top 5 wow
2022-05-03 09:09
#83
 | 
Brazil conradosu
pain +24 holy
2022-05-03 09:39
#85
Spinx | 
Portugal Mosh0
EZ4ENCE
2022-05-03 10:41
Cloud 9 greatly improved from nowhere to the 3rd place . They must've won a couple of S-tier LAN events I probably missed watching.
2022-05-03 10:49
1 reply
#93
 | 
Russia TorToroych
too jirno
2022-05-03 11:45
all the brasilians crying about imperial not being in top 30 imperial is barely tier 2 team, after the major, the hype will be over and they wil striggle in tier 2/3 they dont deserve to be in top 30
2022-05-03 11:24
Hoping Ence will hit top 3 soon!
2022-05-03 12:31
#101
 | 
Turkey Sendurmen
i wonder EF and BNE ranking after major
2022-05-03 16:23
Hello how is heroic still 5th? They shouldn’t even be in top 10
2022-05-03 19:37
2 replies
#107
 | 
China CN_f1ve
PGL Major Antwerp 2022: European RMR A 2-1 navi :D
2022-05-03 21:27
1 reply
Navi are tier 2 in 2022 so...
2022-05-04 19:30
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