HLTV's world ranking of Counter-Strike Teams
HLTV's world ranking ranks the best teams in the competitive field of Counter-Strike. The ranking is updated weekly, and teams move up or down based on their recent performance in competitive matches over the last 2 months.
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.