Team Ranking: July 2022

As we welcome the first Monday of a new month, it's once again time to look back at the biggest ranking changes of the last four weeks.

July may not have been the most action-packed of months given the player break taking up the latter half, but it did feature the million-dollar IEM Cologne tournament, which saw FaZe raise the trophy after an exhilarating five maps and cement their place on top of the world.

Naturally, Cologne would have the biggest impact on the world rankings as well as many teams losing places on the board due to points gained from past events expiring, along with pre-break performances.

FaZe entered the player break on top of the world

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, August 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
162
279
941
-
2.
403
200
300
903
-
3.
190
176
98
464
+1
4.
217
86
114
417
-1
5.
179
140
82
401
+7
6.
175
129
93
397
-1
7.
154
155
70
379
+7
8.
163
123
82
368
-2
9.
149
96
83
328
-2
10.
111
136
63
310
+8
11.
156
66
83
305
-3
12.
109
114
63
286
-3
13.
91
107
61
259
+2
14.
111
89
58
258
-4
15.
96
59
78
233
-4
16.
54
88
52
194
-3
17.
66
69
28
163
-1
18.
24
70
13
107
+11
19.
24
45
15
84
-
20.
16
52
15
83
+5
21.
14
53
11
78
+3
22.
33
20
23
76
-5
23.
16
44
5
65
+4
24.
8
52
5
65
-1
25.
9
46
9
64
+3
26.
19
36
9
64
-6
27.
15
32
10
57
-5
28.
20
25
12
57
-7
29.
6
42
6
54
+4
30.
8
38
6
52
+2

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

FaZe solidify their status as the world's best

It seemed almost destined that both FaZe and Natus Vincere would meet in the best-of-five grand final at IEM Cologne, with the whole competition, an Intel Grand Slam notch, and the #1 spot on HLTV.org's world rankings on the line for both squads.

Natus Vincere were coming off the back of a massively successful BLAST Spring Final campaign, where the Russian-Ukrainian side ultimately took home the gold. FaZe could do nothing but settle for 5-6th place, having also been eliminated in a completely one-sided manner at the hands of Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov's crew in the quarter-finals. This run of form carried on to IEM Cologne, which also saw Natus Vincere overtake FaZe for the top spot in the rankings right before their grand final series, ending the international mix's 13-week streak.

FaZe are one event away from the Grand Slam

On the other hand, FaZe were in a slump of their own prior to the million-dollar tournament, having struggled at IEM Dallas and the aforementioned BLAST Spring Final. As soon as IEM Cologne rolled around, however, the international squad quickly went to work and scored decisive 2-0 victories in their four matches on the way to the grand final showdown versus Natus Vincere.

With their backs against the wall as the series reached a 2-1 score in favor of Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and company, FaZe showed unrelenting form in the succeeding maps, comfortably taking home Mirage to force a fifth and deciding map, and capping off their breathtaking comeback with a historic performance on Nuke in an all-time classic. FaZe ended the season by bringing home the IEM Cologne trophy, increasing their Intel Grand Slam tally to three wins, and recovering their spot on top from Natus Vincere.

Astralis land in the top five

It goes without saying that 2022 hasn't been the best of times for Astralis, with the Danish side's most notable placings having been second at both the BLAST Spring Showdown EU and the Pinnacle Cup Championship prior to IEM Cologne.

Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander's men first had to battle it out in the play-in stage of the German event, where they placed 5-8th and secured a spot in the group stage. From there, Astralis delivered impressive performances against higher-ranked opposition such as FURIA and Cloud9 in Group B, which guaranteed them a spot in the playoffs.

The Danes went all the way to the semi-finals after dropping their group's spot-deciding match against eventual winners FaZe, and subsequently ended MOUZ's dream run in the quarter-finals. Although their own campaign came to a halt at the hands of Natus Vincere, the team went home with a 3-4th placing, undoubtedly the highlight of their year so far and one they can build on during the break.

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Astralis now hold their highest spot on the world rankings in over 11 months, from when the lineup still featured Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen, Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif, and Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen way back in August 2021.

Movistar Riders reach best-ever ranking

Movistar Riders have certainly been one of the biggest surprises this year, and the Spaniards kicked off July with yet another stunning performance by claiming victory at ESL Challenger Valencia in front of their home crowd.

Fresh off their ESL Valencia win, Movistar Riders hopped straight into IEM Cologne's play-in with all the momentum in the world, successfully fending off MIBR in their opening series and taking down Vitality 2-0 to clinch 1-4th place. Movistar Riders' run through their Group A bracket would see them overcome G2 in two swift maps, as well as once again defeating Vitality in a series that secured their playoff berth.

Movistar Riders make their first top ten appearance ever

Although they missed the chance to qualify for the semi-finals automatically after losing to Natus Vincere in their group's upper bracket final, Alejandro "⁠alex⁠" Masanet's side would go on to eliminate Liquid in the quarter-finals, and set up a true David-versus-Goliath semi-final against FaZe.

Even if Movistar Riders ultimately fell to FaZe in two maps, finishing in 3-4th place at IEM Cologne would serve as a huge boost to their position on the world rankings, jumping from 14th all the way to seventh and attaining the highest rank the organization has ever achieved.

MOUZ gain after Cologne surprise run

MOUZ find themselves up the rankings after an extremely productive month saw Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong's crew finish in 5-6th at IEM Cologne, with the result being a big step forward for the squad at the end of a rocky season as they make their first top ten appearance of the year.

Just like many of the teams in this article, MOUZ had to go through the play-ins of IEM Cologne for a shot at reaching the main event. They defeated paiN in their preliminary series, suffered a 1-2 defeat to Heroic afterwards, and finally scored a 2-0 win over TYLOO to qualify in 5-8th.

Despite being sent to their group's lower bracket early by Natus Vincere, they clawed their way through and took revenge by eliminating Heroic 2-0, followed by 2-1 victories over Vitality and NIP to claim the final playoff spot on offer, but were unable to progress any further than the quarter-finals after being defeated by Astralis.

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After months of dismal results at various tournaments, MOUZ finally have something to look back and and build upon in the form of their IEM Cologne run with the team unquestionably looking to bring their momentum into the following season, their first challenge being ESL Pro League Season 16.

Honorable Mentions:

- 00NATION surge to 18th after completing roster
- 9z break new ground in top 20
- Imperial and MIBR both drop six places
- Endpoint fall out of top 30

Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1411
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
817
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1318
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1006
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1953
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Spain Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1315
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1691
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
Nice
2022-08-01 20:34
2 replies
Edit for HLTV. Faze didnt win Ancient, It was Navi who won it
2022-08-01 21:41
1 reply
i think they meant that faze comfortably took mirage
2022-08-01 22:02
Heroic kkkkkkkk
2022-08-01 20:35
#3
 | 
France iT0ms
Nice
2022-08-01 20:35
no I dont agree
2022-08-01 20:36
Astralis achievements 179 btw
2022-08-01 20:37
How did G2 get 163 in achievements without reaching any t1 playoffs 💀 Or does getting a direct invite count as an achievement now?
2022-08-01 20:39
6 replies
#11
try | 
Argentina Aleeee
hltv ranking is still very shady
2022-08-01 20:44
3 replies
It's literally the opposite, you people just refuse to learn how it works
2022-08-01 21:23
2 replies
+1
2022-08-01 22:25
+1
2022-08-02 11:49
they made it to Katowice final at least, and Blast semis. Astralis semis in Cologne, Pinnacle final and they have more points in achievements
2022-08-01 21:10
1 reply
Where was G2 in Cologne? You think results half a year old should matter more than the most recent tourney? LMFAO
2022-08-01 21:20
Astralis top 5 pog
2022-08-01 20:39
holy shit. between 2-3 place. 500+ points. lol huge gap
2022-08-01 20:39
ENCE #1 When?
2022-08-01 20:43
movistar in top 10 that was unexpected
2022-08-01 20:43
#12
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United States r0l4nd_
Faze not 300 for lan even though they’ve won 4 lans to Navi’s 1? Makes sense, also how can Navi form be 200 when they lost more maps at cologne than faze?
2022-08-01 20:51
4 replies
Faze probably because they got eliminated at Dallas and Blast and major and before that doesnt count that much anymore I guess :D I dont see any other reason
2022-08-01 20:56
2 replies
#23
 | 
United States r0l4nd_
They still made playoffs at both events, it’s stupid the way the narrative has been written that these were horrible events for them even though no one takes the context into account.
2022-08-01 21:04
I think striker(or prof) said it in confirmed getting a last place in an event is better than skipping it. So I don't think that you are right. I could be wrong tho
2022-08-01 21:05
As stated above, a couple of blemishes on the record. Though given Navi are the same, personally I think that just means that nobody should be on the full 300. Have a weighted total instead.
2022-08-02 02:40
"comfortably taking home Ancient to force a fifth and deciding map" Fourth map was mirage, fire whoever wrote this article thanks
2022-08-01 20:47
Kjaerbye Top 30
2022-08-01 20:51
FAZE 279 LAN? what is this
2022-08-01 20:53
Had a giggle about the cope disclaimer, hltv knew people would laugh at astralis being 5th
2022-08-01 20:55
#18
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Russia veloxman
this must be a joke
2022-08-01 20:57
1..2..........................3..4..5..6..7. That has been the story so far in 2022
2022-08-01 20:59
#20
 | 
Brazil Fauchard
navi era 1 week
2022-08-01 21:01
Movistar 1 good tournament = top-7? really? i respect and like the team, but man come on let them play against Eternal Fire tomorrow and it will be 50%50 game
2022-08-01 21:01
3 replies
win ESL Valencia, reach semifinals at IEM cologne beating #5 , #6 two times in a row, also winning a map against Navi, while all the top 10 teams except Navi and Faze fell in group stage
2022-08-01 21:07
2 replies
bruh i know, but like i said good performance on one tournament shouldn't count as something so extraordinary don't tell me about ESL Valencia - it wasn't hard to win that one and most of top teams didn't participate
2022-08-01 21:09
1 reply
virtus pro, furia + still a LAN tournament with points for rankings, they were top 14 before that, is not a ''new'' team
2022-08-01 21:12
How is Astralis top-5? LULW
2022-08-01 21:02
2 replies
Because they have GOAT IGL , keep crying aleksiBOT
2022-08-02 00:12
big muscle man
2022-08-03 01:45
Nice
2022-08-01 21:07
Congrats Movistar Riders!
2022-08-01 21:08
How is C9 #3????
2022-08-01 21:13
2 replies
#35
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Slovakia AdorrioN
Because they are the 3rd best team in the world in 2022
2022-08-01 21:24
#40
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Denmark Danny D3
Dallas only
2022-08-01 21:31
"FaZe showed unrelenting form in the succeeding maps, comfortably taking home Ancient to force a fifth and deciding map" Nice typo there Misutaaa ( I know is mitsxha) the Fourth map was Mirage, not ancient, Faze almost got their comeback to fruition.
2022-08-01 21:14
A disbanded team at #29 lol Whoever is #31 got robbed
2022-08-01 21:24
1 reply
Nah, not until they play elsewhere or lose enough points for someone else to overtake them.
2022-08-02 02:43
9z TOP 20! YASSSSSSSSS
2022-08-01 21:30
FaZe took home mirage and not ancient btw
2022-08-01 21:30
cloud9 better form than faze xD what a joke
2022-08-01 21:31
2 replies
in what world is c9 better than faze
2022-08-02 00:31
1 reply
exactly cloud9 never ever has better form than faze
2022-08-02 17:38
9Z ALL VIOLET!!!!!
2022-08-01 21:34
#43
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United States Trotzdem21
Go rare atom! I hope we see a Chinese super-team in tier 1 soon <3
2022-08-01 21:47
1 reply
+1
2022-08-01 23:35
#44
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Other Quagmire_
L rankings
2022-08-01 21:49
#45
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Colombia Riskman
Lets go 9z!!!! #20
2022-08-01 21:53
G2 and Vitality above NiP.
2022-08-01 22:24
wow lets go movi stars
2022-08-01 22:33
at least 2 or 3 fluke teams in the top 10
2022-08-01 23:10
gz to Movistar. Top10 well deserved!
2022-08-02 00:05
#55
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Italy Rynam
nip :o
2022-08-02 01:30
how many event rank no 3 need to win before they actually replace no 2.
2022-08-02 07:41
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2022-08-02 08:16
#60
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Latvia laiziolas
Faze number #1 Somple number #2 Faze up!
2022-08-02 09:20
g2 outside top 10 when
2022-08-02 10:12
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