WWG CSGO Team Rankings 10/26/2016

  • 1 2 Virtus.pro
    Last 10: 5-5 SOS: 0.588 RPI: 0.634
    95.43

    Virtus.pro debuts as the No. 1 team in the world. The Polish squad has had a very successful 2016 winning the inaugural season of ELeague and more recently DreamHack Bucharest. They've also been to the finals of both ESL One: New York and Epicenter: Moscow. With the highest average age and longest tenured roster in the top 25, this team has proven that building a team philosophy and refuting the rostermania way of esports does work.

    95.43
  • 2 8 Ninjas in Pyjamas
    Last 10: 7-3 SOS: 0.566 RPI: 0.619
    93.37

    The NiP is a solid team that can beat anyone in the world. They went 3-3 at Epicenter: Moscow taking maps from Natus Vincere, G2, and the eventual champion, dignitas. This is a team much like Virtus.pro in regards to roster retention. They have a core four that have been with the team since 2012, recently adding Jacob "pyth" Mourujarvi. Winners of DreamHack Masters: Malmo and StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2, they could see the No. 1 spot in 2017.

    93.37
  • 3 4 Natus Vincere
    Last 10: 5-5 SOS: 0.586 RPI: 0.618
    93.22

    Natus Vincere has the best player in the world on their squad in Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev. He has matured and become a great team player, slotting in as the a rifler. Na'vi made it to the finals at Epicenter: Moscow losing to a dignitas team who was absolutely on fire. Their championship at ESL One: New York was their breakout moment the showed the world that it was quite s1mple they were going to be one of the best teams in the world.

    93.22
  • 4 3 SK Gaming
    Last 10: 6-4 SOS: 0.509 RPI: 0.61
    92.00

    SK Gaming had been the team of an era. They dominated most of 2016 in their former iteration as Luminosity Gaming, winning DreamHack Austin, ESL Pro League Season 3, and the MLG Major in Columbus. This team is looking to get back to form after the prolonged absence of Fernando "fer" Alvarenga due to medical reasons. This team is elite and when fer returns to form, watch out.

    92.00
  • 5 NA Dignitas
    Last 10: 6-4 SOS: 0.546 RPI: 0.599
    90.22

    dignitas took down two of the best teams in the world when they beat both Virtus.pro and Natus Vincere on their way to winning Epicenter: Moscow. There had been whispers of this team making a run and it looks like this is the case. In Moscow, the newest member of dignitas, Emil "Magiskb0Y" Reif, was the driving force behind the championship rating as one of the top 3 players with a huge ADR of 87.2. This is another team that has a legitimate shot at being the best in the world.

    90.22
  • 6 13 mousesports
    Last 10: 9-1 SOS: 0.577 RPI: 0.597
    89.90

    mousesports was on top of the world in early 2016 with people talking about how good they were. However, they went on a death spiral in September going 4-7 during one stretch. Now, however, mousesports has picked up their game getting wins over the likes of Cloud9, Astralis, Hellraisers, FlipSid3, and fnatic. They are a combines 12-2 in October.

    89.90
  • 7 12 Cloud9
    Last 10: 7-3 SOS: 0.518 RPI: 0.583
    87.57

    Cloud9 has finally matured into the team that North American fans have been craving. The arrivals of Jake "Stewie2k" Yip and Timothy "autimatic" Ta has lifted this team to the upper echelon of Counter-Strike. 21-7 since September 21, Cloud9 looks like they have found a lineup that they are comfortable with. Their next major tournament will be the finals of ESL Pro League Season 4 where they will face some of the best teams in the world.

    87.57
  • 8 7 Fnatic
    Last 10: 4-6 SOS: 0.578 RPI: 0.581
    87.24

    When fnatic swapped out three players this past September, people thought it was the end. The doomsayers do not appear to be right. Fnatic is 28-20 since the roster change and recently have been taking maps off of teams such as SK, Virtus.pro, and dignitas. Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer is still leading the way, but the play of Dennis "dennis" Edman has a lot to do with the recent success. He was solid at Epicenter: Moscow and needs to continue to up his game.

    87.24
  • 9 15 Team EnVyUs
    Last 10: 6-4 SOS: 0.569 RPI: 0.579
    86.91

    EnVyUs is a very up and down team, but has some big wins backing its place at No. 9. Both dignitas and fnatic have fallen to the Frechman in various European pro leagues. These guys like to play in smaller events and have done so excellently taking home over $130,000 in 2016. It will be interesting to see how this team matches up when they head to Brazil to play in the ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals.

    86.91
  • 10 5 FaZe Clan
    Last 10: 6-4 SOS: 0.569 RPI: 0.578
    86.75

    Faze Clan is a fan favorite that is playing very well in October. Sweeps of HellRaisers, Natus Vincere, and Virtus.pro should tell you just how dynamic this team plays. You will get to see more of FaZe Clan as they just qualified for the main draw at ELeague Season 2.

    86.75
  • 11 10 Immortals
    Last 10: 7-3 SOS: 0.501 RPI: 0.575
    86.26

    We knew it was just a matter of time before the old Tempo Storm squad figured it out again. 9-3 in their last 12 matches, the Immortals have taken down some of the best teams int he world -- hard. They beat Team Liquid 16-1, 16-2 in a regular season ECS Season 2 match and beaten the likes of compLexity and Echo Fox. The Immortals here at No. 10 is where the transition to tier-2 teams begin.

    86.26
  • 12 1 Astralis
    Last 10: 4-6 SOS: 0.581 RPI: 0.573
    85.93

    Unfortunately for Astralis, they are indeed falling stars, at least when it comes to beating elite teams. These guys have played the second toughest schedule among the top 25 teams and it shows. Their biggest win in October comes against GODSENT and the opportunities have been there to get a win over a highly ranked team. So far, they haven't capitalized on chances, instead losing to mousesports, G2, OpTic, fnatic, and SK Gaming.

    85.93
  • 14 16 Heroic
    Last 10: 5-5 SOS: 0.546 RPI: 0.566
    84.82

    Formerly Team X, Heroic has come a very long way in a short amount of time. This unit has played some very good teams in 2016. In September alone they faced dignitas, mousesports, fnatic, EnVyUs, and Natus Vincere, consecutively in the regular season of the ESL Pro League. They have two recent map wins against Na'vi and EnVyUs that could get the ball rolling. Time will tell.

    84.82
  • 15 9 OpTic Gaming
    Last 10: 6-4 SOS: 0.523 RPI: 0.564
    84.50

    OpTic Gaming has a very nice winning percentage, but it is coming against teams that simply aren't great. Beating up on teams such as Winterfox, CLG, and TSM doesn't tell us a whole lot other than you can beat teams that aren't in the top 25. Don't get it wrong, OpTic is a good team, but like some others, needs to play a tougher schedule by winning more qualifiers to get into the big events.

    84.50
  • 16 18 GODSENT
    Last 10: 5-5 SOS: 0.54 RPI: 0.562
    84.19

    GODSENT has arguably one of the best in-game leaders in all of Counter-Strike in Markus "pronax" Wallsten, but that doesn't seem to be enough to translate into wins. This troop started out hot getting some wins in April, and at one time there were thoughts that maybe this team could be a top tier team. Alas, it doesn't appear to be the case, but they are good enough to beat the teams they are supposed to and will upset some good teams along the way.

    84.19
  • 17 20 Renegades
    Last 10: 6-4 SOS: 0.489 RPI: 0.561
    84.04

    This is the Oceanic version of another team we will be seeing later in this ranking, TyLoo. A nice winning percentage versus a low strength of schedule means that this team is beating who they should beat, but when challenged by the upper tier, doesn't have the guns to win. However, now that this team is under the new ownership of Boston Celtics player Jonas Jerebko, the training methods may change and worth to their advantage.

    84.04
  • 18 17 Team Liquid
    Last 10: 5-5 SOS: 0.525 RPI: 0.526
    83.28

    Liquid may in fact be the most bipolar team in the field. Shown to be able to compete and beat some of the best teams in the world, they have also shown an aptitude to lose to some of the very average teams. Most recently, Liquid was swept by the Immortals and dropped a map to the upstarts at NRG. They just released their coach this past week and it looks as if there could be some tough times ahead.

    83.28
  • 19 22 TyLoo
    Last 10: 7-3 SOS: 0.511 RPI: 0.524
    79.05

    How do you solve a problem like TyLoo? The team everyone wants to see, but rarely leaves China. The fact of the matter is that these guys are good, but they just don't play enough out of region competition and their confidence rating really hurts them. There is great news on the horizon, however, as TyLoo will be playing at the IEM in Oakland this November and will be matched up against some of the world's best teams. We'll know more then.

    79.05
  • 20 NA NRG
    Last 10: 4-6 SOS: 0.52 RPI: 0.521
    78.71

    Maybe the biggest surprise to some, NRG has been quietly improving and beating some quality teams. Recently, they've split with Liquid, OpTic, and Renegades and have outright swept teams such as Splyce and compLexity. The signing of Peter "ptr" Gurney has been huge. His experience from his former stints with Luminosity and CLG is showing in his ability to reorganize and teach this team how to play.

    78.71
  • 21 21 HellRaisers
    Last 10: 2-8 SOS: 0.537 RPI: 0.518
    78.39

    Don't let the last 10 matches fool you. This team has been playing some of the best competition in the world. At Epicenter: Moscow HellRaisers took on fnatic, Virtus.pro, and SK Gaming -- consecutively. Furthermore, they actually got the split with both fnatic and Virtus.pro which should tell you just how close this team is to being very good.

    78.39
  • 22 NA Epsilon
    Last 10: 7-3 SOS: 0.496 RPI: 0.515
    78.07

    Epsilon is a team waiting for a moment. Trudging through very average competition, they are beating who they should and losing to who they should. However, there are some signs of quality here getting wins over FlipSid3 and HellRaisers. Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun may have the most fun name in all of CS:GO.

    78.07
  • 23 11 Gambit Gaming
    Last 10: 7-3 SOS: 0.469 RPI: 0.509
    77.46

    Surprised to see Gambit so low? It has everything to do with not playing a tough enough schedule. Kinguin, Pride, Tengri, Spirit are the teams that have dragged down the strength of schedule for this Russian team. They did take on Faze Clan and got clobbered. Don't count Gambit out for long as they have a habit of making runs where they beat some very good teams.

    77.46
  • 24 NA Echo Fox
    Last 10: 2-8 SOS: 0.468 RPI: 0.497
    76.37

    Echo Fox is a team that on paper should be winning a few more matches than they have. They are beating teams such as Splyce and Winterfox, but this team is really struggling. Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir and Ronnie "ryx" Bylicki are going to need to do more if this squad has any hope of competing at the top tier.

    76.37
  • 25 24 FlipSid3 Tactics
    Last 10: 6-4 SOS: 0.57 RPI: 0.487
    75.58

    Always playing a tough schedule, FlipSid3 seems to be the team that is just happy to be there. October has not been a good month for this unit in ESL Pro League Season 4 play as they were swept by NiP, mousesports, and fnatic. They managed a couple of wins beating Heroic and FaZe once each, but besides that, there hasn't been much to write home about.

    75.58

WWG CS:GO TEAM RANKINGS

1 Astralis 6-4
2 Virtus.pro 6-4
3 Natus Vincere 6-4
4 SK Gaming 8-2
5 FaZe Clan 4-6
6 1 North 6-4
7 1 OpTic Gaming 4-6
8 2 Fnatic 6-4
9 1 Team EnVyUs 3-7
10 2 Immortals 8-2
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