BLAST Fall Final victory propels Heroic to top spot in the world ranking

Heroic, who became a dominant force during the online era, top the HLTV ranking powered by 1xBet for the first time since Counter-Strike’s return to LAN.

Heroic sit atop the world ranking for the first time since LAN play returned in late 2021. The Danes accomplished the feat right after winning the BLAST Premier Fall Final on home soil at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, where they notched a coveted Big Event title on LAN and can finally leave the maligned ‘onliner’ tag behind. They had fallen short time and time again since the lockdown days, when they topped the ranking in late 2020 with victories from home at ESL One Cologne 2020 Europe, DreamHack Open Fall 2020 and ESL Pro League Season 13.

Heroic made the leap from second place, where they sat behind their Major grand final rivals, Outsiders. Dastan "⁠dastan⁠" Akbayev's men were absent from BLAST — a tournament organizer they are not in a partnership with —, but will still fight for the BLAST Premier World Final title in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as they earned an invite by winning IEM Rio.

Heroic celebrated their first Big Event LAN victory in Copenhagen

The BLAST Premier Fall Final win wasn’t Heroic's first trophy earned on LAN, they claimed silverware at the Pinnacle Cup Championship in June, but the field at the event in Sweden was not stacked with elite opposition. Hard times came after the summer break, during Jakob "⁠jabbi⁠" Nygaard’s adjustment period to the squad, and poor finishes ensued at IEM Cologne and ESL Pro League Season 16, but the Danes showed they were becoming a force to be reckoned with at IEM Rio.

Heroic are now the fourth team in five weeks to occupy the No. 1 spot in the world ranking. FaZe, Vitality and Outsiders topped the list from the last week of September up to now, a testament to how hard it has become to sit at the peak since the summer break when the two dominant forces, FaZe and Natus Vincere, loosened their grasp at the top.

npl flew with NAVI to the BLAST Fall Final, but didn't debut

Outsiders, who looked down at their opposition since winning the IEM Rio Major, now slide down to second place in favor of Heroic. Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen and his men made the biggest leap with a return to form and a silver medal in Copenhagen after shaky results dropped them to eighth place. The top team in the world during the first half of 2022 struggled in their return from the summer break; they showed a lack of grit in the ESL Pro League quarter-finals and put forth a sad display at the Major, which they concluded with a 0-3 flop in the Legends Stage.

Natus Vincere, one of only two top 5 teams to reach the Major playoffs, hold tight in fourth place amid roster gossip. The Ukrainian-majority squad flew to the BLAST Premier Fall Final with Andrii "⁠npl⁠" Kukharskyi from the academy in tow, although the youngster did not get to debut in the team’s shallow 5-6th place run. Liquid round out the top five, jumping up from ninth place after a semi-final finish in the Danish capital.

The BLAST Premier World Final, set to take place on December 14-18 in Abu Dhabi, will be the last event of 2022 to heavily impact the world ranking and the perfect opportunity for teams in hot form to solidify their position going into the off-season. All of the top five teams in the world, along with Vitality, G2 and OG, will be in attendance for the year's closing event in the Persian Gulf state.

RANK
TEAM
ACHV
FORM
LAN
TOTAL
POINTS
+/-
1.
500
200
300
1000
+1
2.
432
156
282
870
-1
3.
469
74
147
690
+5
4.
375
74
127
576
-1
5.
289
87
170
546
+4
6.
273
106
159
538
-1
7.
273
101
156
530
-1
8.
271
96
162
529
-4
9.
268
49
164
481
-2
10.
166
105
116
387
-
11.
173
100
100
373
-
12.
166
73
74
313
+3
13.
166
28
108
302
-
14.
145
85
58
288
-2
15.
128
72
57
257
-1
16.
67
59
37
163
+1
17.
91
34
29
154
+1
18.
83
40
18
141
-2
19.
51
46
32
129
-
20.
36
41
22
99
-
21.
38
28
29
95
-
22.
28
34
30
92
-
23.
23
52
17
92
-
24.
27
44
17
88
-
25.
57
11
6
74
-
26.
27
27
20
74
-
27.
15
31
15
61
+1
28.
23
27
11
61
-1
29.
14
31
10
55
-
30.
25
15
13
53
-
Ukraine Andrii 'npl' Kukharskyi
Andrii 'npl' Kukharskyi
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
63
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard
Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
844
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
2079
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
#1
 | 
England pumk1n1
ez 4 GOAT cadiaN
2022-11-28 20:24
2 replies
OG #18, can't wait to see them at World Final
2022-11-28 20:36
1 reply
#56
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Vietnam _Liam_
Lol
2022-11-29 01:08
#2
 | 
United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Congratulations to Heroic. :)
2022-11-28 20:25
#3
NiKo | 
Asia R3nder
Deserved over fluke clan
2022-11-28 20:25
2 replies
>fluke clan >niko flair
2022-11-28 20:26
1 reply
#57
 | 
Vietnam _Liam_
+1
2022-11-29 01:08
Happy for Xizt
2022-11-28 20:25
top1 changing like socks
2022-11-28 20:26
6 replies
You didn't change your socks for two weeks? That's disgustIng dude
2022-11-28 20:31
5 replies
2 weeks, wat talking white head. Last week 21st of november outsiders were top1
2022-11-28 20:36
4 replies
Smartest HLTV user Outsiders were top1 since November 14th, buddy.
2022-11-28 20:41
3 replies
I feel no shame in making a mistake. Nice edit, *buddy*. :shitting_pants_while_laughing_emoji:
2022-11-29 06:14
2 replies
#65
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Slovakia GloryMole
discord mod spotted
2022-11-29 06:40
You should feel ashamed for trying to correct someone, when you are the one who is incorrect. That would be a fairly natural reaction.
2022-11-29 12:52
EZ for GIGACHADIAN
2022-11-28 20:26
Jame is laughing at them and it only means outsiders have less pressure at world finals. Outsiders still real top1, heroic 2nd
2022-11-28 20:26
4 replies
less presure because what? xd Anyone with more than 30 IQ doesn't really care about who's top1 on hltv, like in top10 + maybe few teams everyone can win with everyone atm xd
2022-11-28 20:29
2 replies
+1, ppl idiots or what? wait for the results on blast like zywoo winning vs heroic or faze win vs outsiders, its random af
2022-11-28 21:52
+1
2022-11-29 13:15
+1
2022-11-28 20:39
Outsiders just chillin. “Well looks like we’re not number one boys, didn’t we just win the major? Ahhh oh well “
2022-11-28 20:26
3 replies
#40
 | 
United States DarkFX
How is Navi ranked #3?
2022-11-28 22:15
1 reply
#78
 | 
Germany So_Dumm
Same question...
2022-11-29 14:31
Winning the major doesn't mean the team is the best team in the world continuously. It just is weighted that way in the hltv rankings because the whole major circuit takes a lot of time out of the time the ranking works with.
2022-11-28 23:12
New danish kings, astralis in the mud
2022-11-28 20:27
4 replies
#28
 | 
Russia shoras
I think Heroic have been ahead of Astralis for a long time already.
2022-11-28 20:40
3 replies
#41
 | 
United States DarkFX
I would agree 100%. Astralis haven't even tried fixing their roster so it will interesting to see what they do in 2023 lol.
2022-11-28 22:16
1 reply
they got new awper
2022-11-30 14:43
+1
2022-11-30 01:25
#12
FASHR | 
France Ansi
HLTV rankings = flavor of the week
2022-11-28 20:30
6 replies
I agree, it's pretty dumb. Whoever wins a tournament is number 1?
2022-11-28 22:11
2 replies
#45
FASHR | 
France Ansi
pretty much yeah. its HLTV, so its their rules, so whatever i guess. i dont attach too much value in these rankings anymore.
2022-11-28 22:28
Are u new here? Or just don't follow what happens with teams right now? It was never "Whoever wins a tournament is number 1", now it's just justified
2022-11-29 09:12
Outsiders should have never been #1, I agree
2022-11-28 23:04
1 reply
2022-11-29 11:00
Then use ESL ranking instead...oh wait pro.eslgaming.com/worldranking/csgo/
2022-11-29 10:59
npl flew with NAVI to the BLAST Fall Final, but didn't debut no more nipless?
2022-11-28 20:30
8 replies
He will most likely debut at Blast world finals.
2022-11-28 20:37
7 replies
i understand, i ask about his nickname change
2022-11-28 20:37
6 replies
Oh, i didn't see that. 🍇 I was don't know the details then. All i can say is until a player makes the major he can change his nickname after every game.
2022-11-28 20:39
5 replies
i think navi saw name "nipl" and it have something with tits.. so they told him to change
2022-11-28 20:40
4 replies
#42
 | 
United States DarkFX
What's his name now? Navi makes someone change their name from Nipl? LOL omfg Navi better do something they look horrendous. They changed BIT's positions around and now he is just a bot. If they keep making these types of decisions they will soon be with Astralis.
2022-11-28 22:18
3 replies
npl yeah
2022-11-28 22:19
2 replies
#46
 | 
United States DarkFX
I never knew Nipple was such a bad word, waow!
2022-11-28 22:28
1 reply
HAHAHAHAHA for hltv people mb
2022-11-28 22:28
I love cadiaN, he really deserved it. It got even better seeing how emotional he got 🥺
2022-11-28 20:31
Seriously?!? Outsiders destroyed them in the Major final 2 weeks ago and now Heroic is #1...?!? Joke rankings. Fix pls!
2022-11-28 20:35
1 reply
2022-11-29 11:01
pog
2022-11-28 20:36
#20
 | 
France EUROP3AN
How
2022-11-28 20:37
idk how they pass outsiders outsiders didnt play this tournement they didnt have the chance
2022-11-28 20:37
100% deserved
2022-11-28 20:37
why this is another non event like epl
2022-11-28 20:41
Deserved. One of the most enthusiastic and well rounded teams finally #1
2022-11-28 20:46
Heroic played really good and happy for first big LAN trophy for Cadian but I won’t lie I am pissed off as fuck. When I cheer for you in major final which was Heroic’s to lose, you just disappear going full bot mode and give away Outsiders free victory, but here vs Faze, when I cheer for Faze (obviously) you play like gods to edge 3rd map, why didn’t you play like this at major final? If Faze barely lost here to Major Champion s Heroic I would not say a thing, but like this? Yeah I am pissed
2022-11-28 20:51
1 reply
#44
 | 
United States DarkFX
Only getting 4 T side rounds pretty much cost them Mirage. I think Karrigan & Rain ran out of steam during this map. I just dont get how Faze 2-0 them earlier in the torny and made it look easy.
2022-11-28 22:26
NiP over G2 pepeLaugh
2022-11-28 21:04
#34
 | 
North America soduk_db
Did Heroic win a Major recently that I didn't know about or something?
2022-11-28 21:16
#35
 | 
Guatemala feerzein21
BLAST events meaningless,
2022-11-28 21:38
faze #3 is a fucking joke
2022-11-28 22:06
10 replies
You're right this is a joke, why tier 3 team is #11 can't understand
2022-11-29 06:20
9 replies
#66
 | 
Vietnam _Liam_
Lol, so savage
2022-11-29 08:06
1 reply
Not as savage as faze vs BNE
2022-11-29 18:33
Suggest you to check latest major results to find real tier3 team with 0-3 result. Although losing to BNE pretty much means this team doesn't even deserve to be called tier3
2022-11-29 18:32
6 replies
Then suggest you to check who lost against that tier 3 team by 0-2 at semifinals at Antwerp, if they couldn't win a map against tier 3 then.. oh then they're tier 4 team, my mistake!
2022-11-30 10:54
5 replies
The ranking is updated weekly, and teams move up or down based on their recent performance in competitive matches over the last 2 months. soooo, what do major which happened 6 months ago has to do with faze being shit and losing to BNE rn, and still somehow placing 3rd at ranking?
2022-11-30 14:31
4 replies
You know that a spirit fan malding at HLTV ranking makes me unable to stop laughing, like 3rd country people being jealous at upper countries ROFL Try to just support others not malding and blaming others dude, then you don't have to mald like this, ofc Faze reached finals in this blast so they got so many points, before this event they were ranked at 8th. If you wanna complain that you guys could participate in Blast but unfortunately they don't accept shitty teams so :(
2022-11-30 17:01
3 replies
well somehow they accept teams who went 0-3 on major, so I guess they're accepting shitty teams :)) also have no idea why you even brought spirit in the first place, I'm not saying anything about their placement, I'm just saying faze doesn't deserve to be that high based on their latest results. So I guess you're the one who's malding :))
2022-11-30 19:25
2 replies
Upper ranked team fans don't have to mald LOL Just it was very funny that fan of Spirit try to offend Faze fans, cuz I never have tried to offend others first :) The fact that would never be changed is no one would accept you guys as tier 1 permanently Ok, I'll stop replying you now cuz just feels like kinda waste of time, and please stop invading other countries :)
2022-11-30 20:30
1 reply
>cuz I never have tried to offend others first Literally starts conversation with offending others and continues by offending whole country/nation Yeah dude, you probably better to just stop talking, internet got enough bullshit even without your nonsense
2022-11-30 21:25
#38
Bymas | 
Lithuania ashas
definitely one of the most consistent teams atm, fully deserved
2022-11-28 22:07
I get heroic at the top, but… why did Outsiders’ form ranking fall from 200? What did they do to decrease in form, not play? That does not seem right at all
2022-11-28 22:51
9 replies
Points are determined from recent lans and online games during 3 months, maybe they skipped some to focus on Rio. Also, not playing shouldn't keep your points imo, then some teams could play well for 3 months and then literally not play for 3 months and still have a chance to be #1. Also, the #1 team always has 1000 points, and others are weighted from their points, meaning that 200 lost points doesn't really mean all that much.
2022-11-28 23:09
8 replies
Okay yeah that’s fair, some of your form should go down without good results even if it’s because you aren’t playing. Thank you. I’ve never really liked this ranking system because almost every time the #1 team has 1000 points even if in the last three months they had one bad result
2022-11-28 23:11
2 replies
I think it's the only way the ranking could make sense. If no team has 1000 points, does it then mean that the ranking does not recognize a #1 team with their form, despite there clearly is one?
2022-11-28 23:21
1 reply
A team could be at the top without all points across all categories.
2022-11-28 23:28
Top rank is not always 1000. Faze didn't have that from the moment they didn't win Dallas, but it took until Vitality winning EPL for someone else to have more points than them.
2022-11-29 02:39
There’s a huge difference between not playing for 2 weeks and not playing for 3 months. CSGO Major is the main tournament of the season, a team that wins it shouldn’t lose the #1 spot after 2 weeks or at least they shouldn’t lose their points, this is a joke.
2022-11-29 04:25
"Also, the #1 team always has 1000 points" BRUH Not true, u can check it urself just by clicking dates on ranking page
2022-11-29 09:16
2 replies
I don't get the ranking system at all then The ranking system is implying that itself is better than the top 1 in a given time
2022-11-29 10:32
1 reply
How is the ranking calculated? The world ranking is based on teams' achievements over the past year (with severe decay in points throughout each month), recent form over the last 2 months and performance at the last 10 LAN events. All of that is predicated around a 3-man core each team is required to have in order to retain their past points. Online matches and tournaments are included, but with a diminishing factor which means they cannot make a big difference among the top teams, and mainly serve to put new teams on the map.
2022-11-29 11:09
I feel conflicted ab C9 being that low, especially since they didn't even get to play at Blast Fall, but otherwise I think it's a pretty reasonable take on the current state of the scene
2022-11-29 02:10
#60
 | 
France Glooomyz
Clown ranking strikes again
2022-11-29 04:16
#62
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Ukraine Bumbas_cat
So happy for ComediaN<3
2022-11-29 05:26
Must be some comedy shit fr not deserved at all.
2022-11-29 08:50
#76
 | 
Turkey HITTARES
So happy for Cadian!<3
2022-11-29 13:04
If i woke up in the middle of the night i could give better rankings.
2022-11-29 14:54
#90
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Hungary szia
2022-11-30 21:56
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