June saw Astralis pocket their third title in the last three months at one of the two biggest events of the month, the ECS Season 5 Finals. Here, the Danes played overwhelmingly, defeating FaZe and Liquid in the playoffs.
At the other big event, ESL One Belo Horizonte, two teams using stand-ins: FaZe with Cromen and mousesports with n0thing faced each other in the finals. Karrigan’s army crossed the gap to get their third Intel Grand Slam title.
Quite a few mid-tier tournaments take place during the month, like the CS:GO Asia Championships, which Natus Vincere won, as well as the DreamHack Open Summer with the victory going to Imperial. Meanwhile, MIBR – former SK members also won their first title under this organization in Moche XL Esports, and Kinguin won the ZOTAC Cup Masters Europe Regional Finals.
To summarize the factors that affect the scores of teams on the rankings each month are as follows:
– The leaderboard has a base score of teams based on their achievements in the previous year (achievement points). Then there is the “Form” score, which is roughly calculated based on the individual achievements of the Player in the team and the results of online tournaments in the last 2 months. Finally, the LANs point, this point is calculated based on the performance in offline tournaments within the last 3 months.
– Also, if a team wants to keep their base score before calculating the new month score, their lineup must hold at least 3 players from the previous month. And as mentioned above, the results of the online competition only slightly affect the score in the “Form” section and it is mainly counted in for the purpose of ranking some new teams on the leaderboard (this can be understood as the “Form” section). Because LANs score affects a lot, teams that don’t have slots to play offline but want to rank up only have tryhard countries in online tournaments).
Below is the ranking of the teams in June 2018, the “+/-” signs represent the rise and fall of the teams, and the difference is compared with the rankings in May 2018. You don’t have to compare it with the weekly team rankings.
Here is an in-depth analysis of the top 15 teams in June:
This month, the Danish team continues to hold the number 1 position in the world, a total of 10 weeks. During this time, Astralis reached the final round 4 times in 4 tournaments and won 3 cups.
In June, Astralis played just four games, at the ECS Season 5 Finals: topping the group with two wins on Inferno, coming back from a 3-12 lead to Cloud9 and beating Liquid with relative ease.
Astralis then beat FaZe in the semi-finals and claimed their third trophy of the year after a rematch with Liquid, completing their run undefeated in London.
FaZe is one of the few top 10 teams to attend multiple events during the month: including ECS Season 5 Finals and ESL One Belo Horizonte.
In England, the European team competed against chromium for the first time and finished 2nd in the group stage, losing to NRG for the top spot before beating G2 in the deciding series. This caused FaZe to face Astralis in the finale. That match also ended Team Karrigan’s run at the $660,000 event.
In a second attempt with cromen in Brazil, a tournament that Astralis did not participate in, FaZe quickly took on Ghost and Space Soldiers in the group stage. Then the boys beat Liquid 2-1 in the semifinals. In the final, the world No. 2 team came back from the series 1-2 against mousesports to defeat Mirage and Dust2, claiming their third Intel Grand Slam title.
Team Europe are nearly 300 points behind Astralis, but they could have their revenge and close the gap soon as both teams attend ESL One Cologne (July 3 to 8) as well as the ELEAGUE Premier (July 21 to 29) 7)
3. Natus Vincere
June was quite quiet for Natus Vincere, they did not attend any major tournaments. Instead, s1mple and his teammates traveled to Shanghai, China, to attend the CS:GO Asia Championships.
Na`Vi defeated EnVyUs and NiP in the group stage before rematching France in the semi-finals. After overcoming EnVyUs, Natus Vincere saw Virtus.pro off in the final match. In this match, the Polish team dominated the Dust2 map, but Natus Vincere quickly won convincing victories at Nuke and Train to win her 2nd consecutive title.
Only losing less than 30 points to FaZe, Natus Vincere can completely reach 2nd place in the rankings. With ESL One Cologne, the event could see two teams swap positions if Na`Vi can beat FaZe in Germany.
Liquid overtook mousesports in a pretty busy month. They ended June with two major tournaments, going home as runners-up as well as top four.
In London, the North American team lost three maps to Astralis, one in the group stage and the next two in the final. Also, they didn’t lose a single map at the event, beating fnatic and NRG very convincingly.
At Belo Horizonte, Liquid couldn’t go against strong teams, they were only able to win BIG twice while surrendering to mousesports and FaZe, knocking them out in the semi-finals.
mousesports ranks in the top 5 with a presence at ESL One Belo Horizonte. In this tournament, the team played with n0thing instead of oskar – he had personal problems so he couldn’t attend.
Under no pressure, the European team made it all the way to the finals: defeating Não Tem Como, Liquid, and SK without losing a single map. However, although chrisJ performed very well, they still could not overcome FaZe in the final.
It should be noted that mousesports only received 80% of the points from the event in Brazil – due to the team playing with stand-ins. In addition, the team also lost 20% of the points gained from the tournament while playing with STYKO, to make way for VP’s Snax.
The former SK member moved up a notch after claiming his second minor title at Moche XL Esports, where they beat Winstrike and HellRaisers, and placed 3-4 at ESL One Belo Horizonte.
Returning to their homeland, the FalleN team made it through the group stage despite losing 0-2 to Space Soldiers. After that loss, MIBR defeated Ghost and avenged the Turkish team in the decisive match. They were blocked by mousesports in the semifinals, losing 0-2 on aggregate.
NRG continued to move up 4 places to take 7th place after finishing their journey to compete in the ECS Season 5 Finals in the semi-finals, their only tournament in June.
Here, the team overcame G2 and FaZe to top the group, but were unable to continue that form when they faced Liquid, which NRG defeated in the StarSeries quarterfinals.
NRG will not be attending any major events in July, but the boys will continue to compete in the Americas Minor next week. This could cause the team to be relegated, as the other teams will all attend at least one ESL One Cologne and ELEAGUE Premier.
After breaking into the top 10 for the first time since the roster change, North continued to play steadily, following the top 4 in DreamHack Open Summer.
At Jönköping, the Danes got off to a rough start, losing to Imperial in their opening match, but successfully fought back against Red Reserve and AGO: both games had to stretch to the third map. In the end, North was defeated by OpTic in the semifinals.
North will have a strong dose of reagents at ESL One Cologne. With Fnatic and Cloud9 close behind, both of these teams will also be participating in at least one more event in July, the ELEAGUE Premier, North needs to make a big impression in Germany if it doesn’t want to drop, after moving six places. only in the past two months.
The past few months have been rough for fnatic, who are currently ranked 9th – the team’s worst ranking since February. This was the result of a disappointing LAN run and two ‘blood changes’: in the second, draken replaced Golden.
After a month of silence, fnatic returned to the ECS Season 5 Finals, with Xizt at the helm of the team. Due to insufficient practice time, the Swedish team quickly lost in the group stage, with a struggling victory over Cloud9.
The new fnatic lineup will attend ESL One Cologne and ELEAGUE Premier. The German event may not have been well-prepared by the team, but with ELEAGUE, everyone is sure to expect fnatic to do their best. The team made important IGL changes as well as a return to the main single AWPer system.
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The Major champion dropped two places after a grueling month: leaving early at the ECS Season 5 Finals after losing to Astralis and Fnatic.
Perhaps more worrying is the fact that Cloud9 has yet to find a 5th member after putting FNS on the bench. STYKO, currently on STYKO’s transfer list, will stand-in for the team in Cologne, but his future with Cloud9 remains unclear.
There are many unanswered questions for Cloud9 – the boys are about to leave the top 10 for the first time since September 2017. STYKO’s presence promises a lot, but we’ll have to see if he’s the right fit. with the team or not. With the next Major only 2 months away, Cloud9 has yet to adjust to the absence of Stewie2K since March.
The Ninja dropped out of the top 10 after a disappointing LAN performance and roster change in June. Without the ECS Finals, NiP moved to China with new member Lekr0, but the team soon had a nightmare of being beaten. eliminated in the first playoff round by TyLoo.
Things weren’t all bad news, however, as the Swedish team secured a spot in the Europe Minor through a tough online qualifier. This will be more important than the two events the team will attend as they are desperate to get back to the Major after missing the last three.
Gambit left no mark on either of the six events: DreamHack Open Summer and ZOTAC Cup Masters Europe Finals, but they’re still up one place from 13 months ago, because they lost fewer points than Renegades.
At the Swedish event, the team defeated Renegades and compLexity but could not beat OpTic and Imperial, forcing them to end up in 3rd-4th place. In Milan, Gambit failed to make it through to the group stage, losing to Imperial once more and then to Windigo. However, the team got themselves a ticket to ESL One New York after overcoming North in the final, despite being disadvantaged by 1 map.
Gambit still has one more event, ESL One Cologne – this is the first time the team has competed with mir as an official member. Many wondered how PGL Major Krarkow would play, after losing coach Andi and pulling out of ESEA MDL to focus on his next offline event.
HellRaisers rose two places from last month despite not attending any major events. They were only present at Moche XL Esports, when they lost to MIBR after surviving a fight with the Giants.
But last June was not quiet for HellRaisers at all, the team participated in a series of online qualifiers. After a successful start in the CIS Minor, HR earned a spot at DreamHack Masters Stockholm after defeating Spirit and AGO, before falling to Gambit in the ESL One New York qualifiers.
After three months in 12th place, Renegades finally dropped after a disappointing month. They only attended one LAN tournament, DreamHack Open Summer, which ended in disappointment when they left in just two matches. Team Australia returned to North America to try to qualify for ESL One New York, but defeats to NRG and compLexity cost them their ticket to the $250,000 tournament.
ESL One Cologne is likely to be a tough event for Renegades, especially with the Kangaroos eyeing the Asia Minor – a must-win event for the team.
TyLoo finished the top 15 after a month of silence, they only attended CS:GO Asia Championships. But in this tournament, TyLoo made a big surprise when he defeated NiP before narrowly losing to Virtus.pro in the semi-finals.
After a surprise loss to BOOT-d[S] in the Asian qualifiers for ESL One Cologne, which means that TyLoo missed out on this July event, and the team will certainly be relegated to next month’s rankings. But on the good side, the Chinese team will have plenty of time to prepare for the Asia Minor – with the intention of finishing in the top 2 of the tournament.
According to HLTV
Source link: CS:GO World Rankings for June 2018