WWG CSGO Team Rankings 12/5/2016

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SK Gaming Last 10: 4-6 SOS: 0.518 RPI: 0.601

Wait what? You may be thinking it is a strange thing to see a flip-flop of the No. 1 and No. 2 teams as both of them were eliminated by Astralis at the ELEAGUE Season 2 Finals. The deciding factor? SK survived dignitas and made it to the semifinals, while NIP was eliminated in the quarters. However, pandemonium ensued immediately after when it was announced that FNX was leaving the team. This next week will see SK play with a penalty in the algorithm, because they will be using FOX as a stand-in for ECS play.

93.950

Wait what? You may be thinking it is a strange thing to see a flip-flop of the No. 1 and No. 2 teams as both of them were eliminated by Astralis at the ELEAGUE Season 2 Finals. The deciding factor? SK survived dignitas and made it to the semifinals, while NIP was eliminated in the quarters. However, pandemonium ensued immediately after when it was announced that FNX was leaving the team. This next week will see SK play with a penalty in the algorithm, because they will be using FOX as a stand-in for ECS play.

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Ninjas in Pyjamas Last 10: 4-6 SOS: 0.532 RPI: 0.587

NIP falls to No. 2 in the rankings after being eliminated by Astralis in the quarterfinals of the ELEAGUE Season 2 Finals. Although the match went the distance in the BO3, NiP should not be losing. NiP will be playing in the qualifier for the ELEAGUE major against what some pundits are saying is the toughest qualifying field ever seen in CS:GO.

91.960

NIP falls to No. 2 in the rankings after being eliminated by Astralis in the quarterfinals of the ELEAGUE Season 2 Finals. Although the match went the distance in the BO3, NiP should not be losing. NiP will be playing in the qualifier for the ELEAGUE major against what some pundits are saying is the toughest qualifying field ever seen in CS:GO.

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Astralis Last 10: 7-3 SOS: 0.566 RPI: 0.587

There really aren't enough words to describe the absolute domination of CS:GO teams around the world by Astralis. This star has gone supernova. 19-5 in their last 24 matches, Astralis was looking to win the ELEAGUE Season 2 Playoffs but instead ran into the only team hotter in OpTic Gaming. The switching of Karrigan and gla1ve seems to have benefited both Astralis and FaZe Clan.

91.940

There really aren't enough words to describe the absolute domination of CS:GO teams around the world by Astralis. This star has gone supernova. 19-5 in their last 24 matches, Astralis was looking to win the ELEAGUE Season 2 Playoffs but instead ran into the only team hotter in OpTic Gaming. The switching of Karrigan and gla1ve seems to have benefited both Astralis and FaZe Clan.

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OpTic Gaming Last 10: 6-4 SOS: 0.533 RPI: 0.578

Let's see. We've used wow, incredible...what other words are there to describe what OpTic Gaming has done over the course of two months? Winners of Northern Arena and now the ELEAGUE Season 2 Playoffs, people are talking of OpTic in the same vein as they did SK Gaming when they won three huge tournaments in a row. OpTic has that chance this week when they head to the ECS Season 2 Finals in Anaheim this upcoming weekend where they will see both FaZe and Astralis in their group who they beat in the semis and finals, respectively, to win ELEAGUE.

90.680

Let's see. We've used wow, incredible...what other words are there to describe what OpTic Gaming has done over the course of two months? Winners of Northern Arena and now the ELEAGUE Season 2 Playoffs, people are talking of OpTic in the same vein as they did SK Gaming when they won three huge tournaments in a row. OpTic has that chance this week when they head to the ECS Season 2 Finals in Anaheim this upcoming weekend where they will see both FaZe and Astralis in their group who they beat in the semis and finals, respectively, to win ELEAGUE.

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Virtus.pro Last 10: 3-7 SOS: 0.557 RPI: 0.577

What is happening to the "plow" ? They didn't qualify for the ECS Season 2 Playoffs and then unexpectedly lost in the quarterfinals to FaZe at the ELEAGUE Season 2 Finals. People are talking, saying that age has finally caught up with one of the best teams in the world, but not in the way you think. Real life. These guys have families and perhaps the grind isn't as fun as it used to be. Our next chance to see Virtus.pro will be at the ELEAGUE Major in January and that will be very telling.

90.450

What is happening to the "plow" ? They didn't qualify for the ECS Season 2 Playoffs and then unexpectedly lost in the quarterfinals to FaZe at the ELEAGUE Season 2 Finals. People are talking, saying that age has finally caught up with one of the best teams in the world, but not in the way you think. Real life. These guys have families and perhaps the grind isn't as fun as it used to be. Our next chance to see Virtus.pro will be at the ELEAGUE Major in January and that will be very telling.

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FaZe Clan Last 10: 5-5 SOS: 0.541 RPI: 0.572

FaZe beat Virtus.pro in the quarterfinals at the ELEAGUE Season 2 Finals and then dropped their semifinal match to eventual winners, OpTic Gaming 0-2. The reason for the two spot drop to No. 6 is nothing more than Astralis flying past them by virtue of wins over both now No. 1 SK Gaming and No. 2 NiP and a map win over OpTic in the finals. Things are looking up for FaZe as it appears Karrigan is fitting in very nice.

89.650

FaZe beat Virtus.pro in the quarterfinals at the ELEAGUE Season 2 Finals and then dropped their semifinal match to eventual winners, OpTic Gaming 0-2. The reason for the two spot drop to No. 6 is nothing more than Astralis flying past them by virtue of wins over both now No. 1 SK Gaming and No. 2 NiP and a map win over OpTic in the finals. Things are looking up for FaZe as it appears Karrigan is fitting in very nice.

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Team EnVyUs Last 10: 5-5 SOS: 0.535 RPI: 0.567

EnVyUs slides down a bit to No. 8 in large part to what Astralis and OpTic accomplished this past weekend at the ELEAGUE Season 2 Finals. This team will get a chance to climb back up the ladder when they trek to Anaheim, California to play in the ECS Season 2 Finals where they will open up against the Immortals in Group B play. They will then get the opportunity to play either SK Gaming or dignitas which shouldn't be taken lightly.

88.840

EnVyUs slides down a bit to No. 8 in large part to what Astralis and OpTic accomplished this past weekend at the ELEAGUE Season 2 Finals. This team will get a chance to climb back up the ladder when they trek to Anaheim, California to play in the ECS Season 2 Finals where they will open up against the Immortals in Group B play. They will then get the opportunity to play either SK Gaming or dignitas which shouldn't be taken lightly.

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Immortals Last 10: 7-3 SOS: 0.506 RPI: 0.562

The Immortals did just enough to qualify for the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier by defeating both Team SoloMid and Cloud9 in the Americas Qualifier. This Brazilian squad has been playing very well recently with wins at the iBUYPOWER Masters and a good showing at IEM Oakland. This is another team that has a great opportunity to move up as they take on EnVyUs in the first round of Group B play at the ECS Season 2 Finals this upcoming weekend.

88.160

The Immortals did just enough to qualify for the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier by defeating both Team SoloMid and Cloud9 in the Americas Qualifier. This Brazilian squad has been playing very well recently with wins at the iBUYPOWER Masters and a good showing at IEM Oakland. This is another team that has a great opportunity to move up as they take on EnVyUs in the first round of Group B play at the ECS Season 2 Finals this upcoming weekend.

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Natus Vincere Last 10: 4-6 SOS: 0.55 RPI: 0.558

This will probably be the last time we see Natus Vincere in the Top 10 for some time after being completely idle since losing to Immortals on November 17. They really need to do well at the ELEAGUE Major in late January.

87.510

This will probably be the last time we see Natus Vincere in the Top 10 for some time after being completely idle since losing to Immortals on November 17. They really need to do well at the ELEAGUE Major in late January.

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Cloud9 Last 10: 6-4 SOS: 0.532 RPI: 0.551

Cloud9 defeated Muffin Lightning and Team SoloMid, securing themselves a place in the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier taking place from December 15-18 at Turner Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Qualifying for the major may actually be tougher than the major itself with teams such as NiP, FaZe, dignitas, EnVyUs, Immortals, and ELEAGUE Season 2 Champions Optic Gaming in the mix. Before that, however, we will see Cloud9 do battle at the Season 2 ECS Finals in Anaheim, California.

86.430

Cloud9 defeated Muffin Lightning and Team SoloMid, securing themselves a place in the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier taking place from December 15-18 at Turner Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Qualifying for the major may actually be tougher than the major itself with teams such as NiP, FaZe, dignitas, EnVyUs, Immortals, and ELEAGUE Season 2 Champions Optic Gaming in the mix. Before that, however, we will see Cloud9 do battle at the Season 2 ECS Finals in Anaheim, California.

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Renegades Last 10: 5-5 SOS: 0.5 RPI: 0.549

Renegades survived the Asian Minor and have earned a spot in the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier. They need to make it out of the qualifier and into the ELEAGUE Major in order to establish themselves as a top-tier team.

86.070

Renegades survived the Asian Minor and have earned a spot in the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier. They need to make it out of the qualifier and into the ELEAGUE Major in order to establish themselves as a top-tier team.

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GODSENT Last 10: 3-7 SOS: 0.525 RPI: 0.541

GODSENT and their leader Pronax were idle this week, but like a host of teams, will be playing in the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier from December 15-18 in Atlanta, Georgia.

84.810

GODSENT and their leader Pronax were idle this week, but like a host of teams, will be playing in the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier from December 15-18 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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mousesports Last 10: 4-6 SOS: 0.544 RPI: 0.535

mousesports, the favorite on paper, must have thought that they were going to beat a good OpTic Gaming squad in their quarterfinal match at the ELEAGUE Season 2 Finals. Nope. They ran into the team that has been playing the best Counter-Strike in the last two months and lost 0-2. Guess where we will get to see mousesports play next? Yup, the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier.

83.940

mousesports, the favorite on paper, must have thought that they were going to beat a good OpTic Gaming squad in their quarterfinal match at the ELEAGUE Season 2 Finals. Nope. They ran into the team that has been playing the best Counter-Strike in the last two months and lost 0-2. Guess where we will get to see mousesports play next? Yup, the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier.

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Fnatic Last 10: 1-9 SOS: 0.545 RPI: 0.534

Fnatic was idle this week and it's probably for the best as this team is 1-9 in their last 10 and some of the losses were just plain ugly. They should use this time off to figure some things out.

83.830

Fnatic was idle this week and it's probably for the best as this team is 1-9 in their last 10 and some of the losses were just plain ugly. They should use this time off to figure some things out.

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Gambit Gaming Last 10: 7-3 SOS: 0.488 RPI: 0.523

Gambit was idle this week and will have some time off in the next couple of weeks to make some adjustments.

82.260

Gambit was idle this week and will have some time off in the next couple of weeks to make some adjustments.

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Heroic Last 10: 8-2 SOS: 0.515 RPI: 0.517

Heroic was idle this week, but a reminder is necessary that these guys won the IGL Grand Finals with a 3-1 in over VG.Cyberzen. This team will also be somewhat idle during this slow time in Counter-Strike as we head towards the holiday season.

81.510

Heroic was idle this week, but a reminder is necessary that these guys won the IGL Grand Finals with a 3-1 in over VG.Cyberzen. This team will also be somewhat idle during this slow time in Counter-Strike as we head towards the holiday season.

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Team Liquid Last 10: 8-2 SOS: 0.479 RPI: 0.51

Liquid has been idle since November 17, when they didn't make it out of Group play at IEM Oakland. These guys are training hard with their new coach Wilton "zews" Prado to make 2017 a better year for the once great squad.

80.670

Liquid has been idle since November 17, when they didn't make it out of Group play at IEM Oakland. These guys are training hard with their new coach Wilton "zews" Prado to make 2017 a better year for the once great squad.

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Kinguin Last 10: 5-5 SOS: 0.473 RPI: 0.498

OK, who doesn't love the cutest team logo there is in Counter-Strike? Well on top of the cute logo, this team can play. They took care of Rogue 2-1 in ESEA Premier play and will look to continue to improve in order to make a push in the rankings.

79.320

OK, who doesn't love the cutest team logo there is in Counter-Strike? Well on top of the cute logo, this team can play. They took care of Rogue 2-1 in ESEA Premier play and will look to continue to improve in order to make a push in the rankings.

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TyLoo Last 10: 6-4 SOS: 0.494 RPI: 0.492

TyLoo is doing what TyLoo does best; beat up on everyone in their region. They dispatched VG.Cyberzen, Signature, and 5POWER at the DreamHack Masters Las Vegas Asia Qualifier which secures them a spot in the main event. We've seen TyLoo take on teams from other regions and it wasn't pretty. Will they be able to get some wins the next time around? They sure hope so.

78.630

TyLoo is doing what TyLoo does best; beat up on everyone in their region. They dispatched VG.Cyberzen, Signature, and 5POWER at the DreamHack Masters Las Vegas Asia Qualifier which secures them a spot in the main event. We've seen TyLoo take on teams from other regions and it wasn't pretty. Will they be able to get some wins the next time around? They sure hope so.

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Epsilon Last 10: 7-3 SOS: 0.507 RPI: 0.484

The boys from Epsilon have been idle since the last period so we will have to wait awhile to see how this lull in competition affects them the next time they take to the mouse and keyboard.

77.860

The boys from Epsilon have been idle since the last period so we will have to wait awhile to see how this lull in competition affects them the next time they take to the mouse and keyboard.

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HellRaisers Last 10: 8-2 SOS: 0.504 RPI: 0.483

You may have guessed, but as we approach he holidays there is a slow down in play unless you are the most elite of teams. With that in mind, HellRaisers has been idle since November 6.

77.750

You may have guessed, but as we approach he holidays there is a slow down in play unless you are the most elite of teams. With that in mind, HellRaisers has been idle since November 6.

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VG.CyberZen Last 10: 4-6 SOS: 0.497 RPI: 0.48

VG.Cyberzen, true to form, played very well in the Asia Qualifier for DreamHack Masters Las Vegas and then lost to TyLoo in the finals, dashing their hopes of qualifying. One of two things needs to happen. Somehow the Asian region needs two spots coming out of qualifiers or VG.Cyberzen needs to learn how to beat TyLoo.

77.470

VG.Cyberzen, true to form, played very well in the Asia Qualifier for DreamHack Masters Las Vegas and then lost to TyLoo in the finals, dashing their hopes of qualifying. One of two things needs to happen. Somehow the Asian region needs two spots coming out of qualifiers or VG.Cyberzen needs to learn how to beat TyLoo.

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FlipSid3 Tactics Last 10: 3-7 SOS: 0.529 RPI: 0.479

FlipSid3 Tactics makes it back into the Top 25 as the buoy team that because of who they play is always hanging around. Idle since November 15, this team will look towards 2017 and see what they can do to realize their potential.

77.340

FlipSid3 Tactics makes it back into the Top 25 as the buoy team that because of who they play is always hanging around. Idle since November 15, this team will look towards 2017 and see what they can do to realize their potential.