Thorin's CS:GO World Rankings: August

 

A British caster United Kingdom Duncan “Thorin” Shields has presented a new edition of his CS:GO Top 10 World Rankings. This list of best teams has always been considered very noteworthy, as its compiler is one of the most experienced analysts of the world. Make sure to check it out!

1st place — Sweden fnatic (KRiMZ, JW, olofm, Flusha and pronax) 

 

Recent results:

  • 1st place at Dreamhack Tours
  • 1st place at Gfinity Spring Masters II
  • 2nd place at Fragbite Masters Season 4
  • 1st place at Dreamhack Summer
  • 1st place at ESL ESEA ProLeague S1
  • 3–4th place at FACEIT Stage 2 Final

 

The position of this great Swedish CS:GO team hasn’t changed since last month. Even despite the fact that fnatic has missed the most recent CEVO Professional Season 7 and Acer Predator Masters, they are still the best in the world according to Thorin's rankings. With JW and olofmeister showing incredible performance, this season was extremely successful for the Swedes and they managed to take the biggest number of wins.

 

2nd place — Ukraine Natus Vincere (GuardiaN, Edward, seized, flamie, Zeus) [+1 place]

 

Recent results:

  • 3–4th place at Gfinity Spring Masters II 
  • 3rd place at Fragbite Masters Season 4 
  • 2nd place at  Dreamhack Summer 
  • 1st place at StarSeries XIII 
  • 1st place at ESWC 
  • 3–4th place at FACEIT Stage 2 Final 
  • 2nd place at CEVO-P S7 Final 

 

Ukraine Natus Vincere keeps on climbing the ladder of Thorin's rankings. Now, our players are all in the great shape and the list of their recent achievements definitely proves it out — the guys finished all their tournaments in TOP 3. Such impressive consistency helped Ukrainian team to outdo the Danes from Team SoloMid and secure the second place of this month’s rankings. However, Thorin admits that the team went through some changes since their triumph at StarSeries and ESWC, as for some reason they seemed to be less concentrated on the game at last two LAN tournaments. We hope that they will compose themselves and put all their effort into preparation for ESL Cologne and make all of us proud again.

 

3rd place — Denmark Team SoloMid (device, dupreeh, cajunb, Xyp9x, karrigan) [-1 place]

 

Recent results:

  • 1st place at Fragbite Masters Season 4
  • 7–8th place at ESL ESEA ProLeague S1
  • 1st place at FACEIT Stage 2 Final
  • 7–8th place Acer Predator Masters

 

TSM lost their position due to team's bad performance at Acer Predator Masters, where they placed 7-8th. ESL ESEA matches were also unsuccessful for the Danes, but that at least could be explained by the best of 1 format and a very strong group. In order to get their second place back, Team SoloMid needs to work hard and win a few more trophies. 

 

4th place — United States Cloud9 (Skadoodle, Shroud, n0thing, fREAKAZOiD, sgares) [+1 place]

 

  Recent results:

  • 7–8th place at Gfinity Spring Masters II 
  • 7–8th place at Gfinity Summer Masters I
  • 2nd place at ESL ESEA ProLeague S1 
  • 2nd place at ESWC 
  • 2nd place at FACEIT Stage 2 Final 
  • 3–4ts place at CEVO-P S7 Final 
  • ESL One Cologne NA Qualifier

 

This time, North American squad placed 4th, and it is their best result in Thorin's TOP 10 so far. They deserve to be rewarded for their efforts, especially considering that they have experienced a lot of unpleasant situations recently. How else can you describe their second-place streak? Anyway, at the most recent LAN tournament CEVO-P Season 7, their matches ended in the semi-finals, where they lost to Virtus.pro. Considering that all previous 3 times Cloud9 managed to get to the final part, it must have been quite disappointing. Honestly speaking, the main reason why they reached such a high position in rankings is not their results, but EnVyUs' roster changes.

 

5th place — Poland Virtus.pro (Snax, byali, pasha, NEO, TaZ) [+2 places]

 

Recent results:

  • 2nd place at Gfinity Spring Masters II
  • 5–6th place at Gfinity Summer Masters I
  • 3–4th place at ESL ESEA ProLeague S1 
  • 7–8th place at FACEIT Stage 2 Final 
  • 1st place at CEVO-P S7 Final 

 

While EnVyUs were experiencing roster changes, and NIP were getting out of their shape, the Polish team started showing better results. The last significant victory taken by them was the one at CEVO-P Season 7. Yes, their progress is quite slow, and it is still uncertain what their wins prove: how hard they work or how lucky they are. Considering some results at recent tournaments, we can assume that, bit by bit, Virtus.pro are getting back to being as strong as they were earlier this year. 

 

6th place — France EnVyUs (kennyS, Happy, kioShiMa, apEX, NBK) [-2 places]

 

Recent results:

  • 2nd place at Dreamhack Tours
  • 5–10th place at Gfinity Spring Masters II
  • 2nd place at StarSeries XIII
  • 1st place at Gfinity Summer Masters I
  • 5–6th place at ESL ESEA ProLeague S1
  • 3–4th place at ESWC

 

French players placed 6th only because of their former results. The team has recently changed its lineup and only three players from the previous squad are still playing under EnVyUs flags. Undoubtedly, it is impossible not to nullify their score after such radical changes, but the strength of this team allows it to occupy such a high position. 

 

7th place — Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas (GeT_RiGhT, f0rest, friberg, Xizt, allu) [-1 place]

 

Recent results:

  • 5–10th place at Gfinity Spring Masters II 
  • 3–4th place at Dreamhack Summer 
  • 2nd place at Gfinity Summer Masters I 
  • 5–8th place at ESWC 
  • 5–6th place at FACEIT Stage 2 Final 

 

The Swedes keep on losing their positions in rankings. As sad as it seems, we have never seen Ninjas in Pyjamas so weak before. Last three months brought no success to them, even at fnatic and TSM-less tournaments. Their only decent result — second place at Gfinity Summer Masters — was achieved in the match against Dignitas (number 10 in this month’s rankings).

 

8th place — Germany mousesports (nex, ChrisJ, denis, Spiidi, gob b) 

 

Recent results:

  • 3–4th place at Gfinity Summer Masters I
  • 3–4th place at CEVO-P S7 Final 
  • 2nd place at Acer Predator Masters 

 

The German team has attended only three big tournaments, but managed to show impressive results. Even though they didn’t take any significant wins at big tournaments, they managed to defeat Cloud9 and Virtus.pro and, for sure, have high potential to develop and move ahead.

 

9th place — CIS HellRaisers (Dosia, mou, ANGE1, kucher, AdreN) 

 

Recent results:

  • 3–4th place at Dreamhack Tours 
  • 4th place at Fragbite Masters Season 4 
  • 6th place at StarSeries XIII 
  • 1st place at Acer Predator Masters 

 

This weekend, HellRaisers proved to everybody that they are able to play well. They managed to outplay TSM and Dignitas in bo2 matches and win bo7 grand-final of Acer Predator Masters against mousesports. And even though APM isn’t such a big tournament, the presence of TSM and Dignitas makes it a bit more important. Only time will tell if this team will be able to maintain their top-10 position, but we hope that they will! 

 

10th place — Denmark Dignitas (Pimp, Nico, aizy, Kjaerbye, MSL) [-2 places]

 

Recent results:

  • 3–4th place at Dreamhack Tours
  • 5–8th place at Dreamhack Summer
  • 3–4th place at Gfinity Summer Masters I
  • 4th place at Acer Predator Masters

 

Thorin admitted that it was very difficult to choose the right team for the 10th place among many good ones. DignitasE-Frag and Titan were the three leaders. Considering that Titan lost two of their players and E-Frag hasn’t win any matches against well-known opponents, Dignitas will be the last on this list. 

 
AuthormJay Date 5 August 2015, 20:25 Views4882 Comments0
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