CS1.6 2005 World Ranking

January

The Gotfrag Official World Rankings are the official rankings used as a barometer for team impact and success in eSports. The Gotfrag World Rankings are updated periodically, usually every month, to reflect multiple varying factors that influence the skill, roster, worth and branding effectiveness of the top competitive teams.

Rank is decided via a poll to many of the top players, managers and businesses in eSports – those who have the proper understanding of current events required to create an effective rank. Individual ranks are combined to create the master list(s).

Counter-Strike World Rankings

Last Updated:   Sunday January 09, 2005

RANK TEAM NAME CHANGE LAST POINTS FPV
1 (International) Team NoA +5 6 421 13
2 Sweden Team EYEballers 2 397 9
3 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas New 0 306 2
4 United States GamerCo +1 5 212 0
5 Sweden Begrip New 0 123 0
6 Denmark The Titans -3 3 108 0
7 United States Team 3D -3 4 106 0
8 Brazil Made In Brazil New 0 76 0
9 United States Complexity New 0 57 0
10 United States Death is Eternal New 0 33 0

Just Outside:   g3x – 18, mTw.ATI – 14, astralis – 7

Americans take over of the lower rankings after finishing with four out of the top 8 spots at Winter CPL. CPL shakeup took out the Finnish teams after no top 8 placements and roster changes. SK.swe’s former team NiP took a hit dropping two spots while NoA jumped into the top spot barely beating EYE. Begrip and mibr both find themselves on the rankings. For Begrip this is the first appearance while mibr rejoins after a brief absence.

Counter-Strike North American Rankings

Last Updated:   Sunday January 09, 2005

RANK TEAM NAME CHANGE LAST POINTS FPV
1 United States GamerCo +1 2 312 14
2 United States Team 3D -1 1 249 2
3 United States Complexity +8 11 185 0
4 United States Death is Eternal +2 6 149 0
5 United States United 5 -2 3 100 0
6 United States Team zEx +1 7 70 0
7 United States Team TEC -3 4 62 0
8 Canada Evil Geniuses 8 54 0
9 United States Weekend Warriors -4 5 42 0
10 Canada East Coast Offensive -1 9 12 0

Just Outside:   Meepins – 10, viGor – 6, 2D – 4

CPL does funny things to the American rankings over the past two years of doing this. The survivors of CPL tend to get great rankings while the losers and no shows suffer. The update for this CPL really hasn’t seen that the case. Beyond coL, no one really saw huge changes. TEC slide some spots after not backing up a stellar CAL-I season at CPL. D!E benefited from its event while u5 did not dropping some tough matches and some spots in the rankings.

Counter-Strike European Rankings

Last Updated:   Sunday January 09, 2005

RANK TEAM NAME CHANGE LAST POINTS FPV
1 Sweden Team EYEballers +1 2 292 9
2 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas New 0 284 7
3 Sweden Begrip +8 11 179 0
4 Denmark The Titans -1 3 145 0
5 Sweden Mortal Teamwork Sweden +1 6 87 0
6 Finland Team Astralis +1 7 84 0
7 Finland Destination Skyline -2 5 72 0
8 Germany Mousesports 8 51 0
9 United Kingdom Four Kings +1 10 33 0
10 Spain x6tence New 0 14 0

Just Outside:   GG – 9, Pentagram – 5, Virtus.pro – 4

As long as the rankings have been around SK.swe has been at the top or near the top. These rankings show a change as no SK.swe team at CPL results in not only a lack of ranking but a drop of a spot for NiP, SK.swe’s old roster. EYE who has seen a 1st and 2nd place at the last two CPL’s earns a well deserved top ranking. Begrip grabs 3rd after a 4th place finish at CPL. Some tough roster changes and a lower finish then usual hurts both The Titans and D-Skyline. D-Skyline falls as far as 7th as they lost two players to astralis who grabs 6th. mTw capitalizes on the shakeups jumping into the 5th spot. Mouz edges out 4Kings despite a higher CPL placement, to be decided at WEG.

July

The Gotfrag Official World Rankings are the official rankings used as a barometer for team impact and success in eSports. The Gotfrag World Rankings are updated periodically, usually every month, to reflect multiple varying factors that influence the skill, roster, worth and branding effectiveness of the top competitive teams.

Rank is decided via a poll to many of the top players, managers and businesses in eSports – those who have the proper understanding of current events required to create an effective rank. Individual ranks are combined to create the master list(s).

Counter-Strike World Rankings

Last Updated:   Sunday July 03, 2005

RANK TEAM NAME CHANGE LAST POINTS FPV
1 Sweden Begrip +2 3 383 11
2 United Kingdom Four Kings +2 4 343 5
3 Sweden SK Gaming (Sweden) New 0 269 2
4 United States compLexity +1 5 261 4
5 Russia Virtus.Pro New 0 151 0
6 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas -4 2 149 2
7 Germany Mousesports New 0 98 0
8 United States GamerCo 8 84 0
9 China Abitstrike New 0 48 0
10 Brazil Made In Brazil -3 7 40 0

Just Outside:   EYE – 24, 3D – 20, EG – 19

With an update needed before ESWC/CPL, the few major events left have had an impact on the World Rankings. The most obvious is WEG, ACON5 and CPL Brazil. WEG’s winner grabs the top spot after an impressive victory over Catch-Gamer who defeated 2nd ranked 4K in the Semifinals. Another team benefiting was Abitstrike who put together another solid event as they grabbed 4th place, good for 9th in the rankings. A weak competition at CPL Brazil and a failure to win their ESWC qualifier killed MiBR who drops to 10th in the World.

Counter-Strike North American Rankings

Last Updated:   Sunday July 03, 2005

RANK TEAM NAME CHANGE LAST POINTS FPV
1 United States compLexity 1 292 11
2 United States GamerCo 2 231 3
3 United States Team 3D 3 209 1
4 Canada Team EG +3 7 170 1
5 United States Weekend Warriors +1 6 98 0
6 United States United 5 -1 5 78 0
7 United States Check Six +1 8 65 0
8 Canada Deadzone +2 10 45 0
9 United States inevitable Demise New 0 26 0
10 United States Green Berets New 0 20 0

Just Outside:   JMC – 7, Underestimated 6

Complexity’s dominance of the Rankings is deserved with their current run as they swept GGL and CAL-I. They continue to beat 3D head to head in every meeting including the two game sweep at ESWC USA. All could be forgotten if they don’t start proving they can consistently beat International teams. Down in the rankings sees a little shake up as the moves by WEW, u5 and Check-Six all sort themselves out. Each one needs to prove on LAN that their moves were the best before a clear picture gets sorted out here. At the bottom features playoff teams from GGL and CAL-I who are making noise but will need International LAN events to solidify higher spots from most of the voters.

Counter-Strike European Rankings

Last Updated:   Sunday July 03, 2005

RANK TEAM NAME CHANGE LAST POINTS FPV
1 Sweden Begrip +1 2 241 6
2 United Kingdom Four Kings +1 3 234 5
3 Sweden SK Gaming (Sweden) New 0 186 2
4 Russia Virtus.Pro +6 10 170 2
5 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas -4 1 160 1
6 Germany Mousesports +2 8 86 0
7 Sweden Team EYEballers -3 4 57 0
8 Norway Catch-Gamer New 0 41 0
9 Poland Team Pentagram -4 5 26 0
10 Germany OCRANA.ATI -1 9 16 0

Just Outside:   ICSU – 14, SK.dk – 12

The fall of NiP stands out on the rankings as they drop four spots after all of their issues. SK.swe’s new crew gains the support of the voters but without a lot of backing they’ll need to put up a great result at CPL USA if they want even think of keeping it. Virtus.Pro, who barely made ESWC but did win ACON 5, moves up. A pair of non-WEG Season 2 teams, Mouz and EYE, manage to hold off two teams that did attend, Catch Gamer and Pentagram. The EPS Germany winner OCRANA grabs the final 10th spot.

September

Counter-Strike World Rankings

Last Updated: Friday September 02, 2005

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 United States compLexity +3 4 413 16
2 Sweden SK Gaming (Sweden) +1 3 392 5
3 Sweden Begrip -2 1 317 3
4 Germany Mousesports +3 7 207 0
5 United Kingdom Four Kings -3 2 123 0
6 Norway Catch-Gamer New 0 103 0
7 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas -1 6 94 0
8 United States Team 3D New 0 58 0
9 Brazil Made In Brazil 0 9 41 0
10 South Korea Lunatic-Hai New 0 32 0

Just Outside: NoA – 23, EG – 22

After ESWC/CPL weekend, the world has turned into a two horse race with one outside Darkhorse. Each of them comes from the three big events over the past couple months with Complexity taking home the crown jewel, ESWC and the top spot while SK.swe took CPL worth second on the ranking. Begrip by not attending either event dropped still hanging onto the WEG Championship from their second season. Lower down the ranking reflects the changing landscape of the scene as 4K survives its terrible ESWC showing by only sliding a few spots. Confidence in Mouz continues to grow. Virtus.pro’s struggles since ACON5 have them falling off while at the end of the ranking Lunatic becomes the first Korean team to find itself on the World Rankings with two impressive 4th place finishes, ESWC 2005 and WCG 2004.

Counter-Strike North American Rankings

Last Updated: Friday September 02, 2005

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 United States compLexity 0 1 316 15
2 United States Team 3D +1 3 238 0
3 Canada Team EG +1 4 195 1
4 United States Ouch Gaming -2 2 139 0
5 United States Weekend Warriors 0 5 101 0
6 Canada DeadZone +2 8 74 0
7 United States JaX Money Crew New 0 67 0
8 United States Green Berets +2 10 51 0
9 United States United 5 -3 6 31 0
10 United States Underestimated New 0 24 0

Just Outside: Check Six – 11, Cyberglobe – 7

Complexity has dominated everything else, why not the North American Rankings. 3D continues to change rosters and the voters have responded moving them above GamerCo who continues in a haze of uncertainty. EG also joined the crowd above GamerCo with promising roster moves as 3D’s Benger ringing at WCG and Lin as a new 5th. WEW clings to the 5th slot holding off an improving DeadZone team who is winning everything in Eastern Canada. JMC grabs the next spot as they continue to impress in CAL after a very successful CPL performance.

Counter-Strike European Rankings

Last Updated: Friday September 02, 2005

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 Sweden SK Gaming (Sweden) +2 3 292 12
2 Sweden Begrip -1 1 239 3
3 Germany Mousesports +3 6 198 1
4 United Kingdom Four Kings -2 2 141 0
5 Norway Catch-Gamer +3 8 99 0
6 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas -1 5 96 0
7 Russia Virtus.Pro -3 4 61 0
8 (International) Team NoA New 0 51 0
9 Spain x6tence.AMD New 0 21 0
10 Denmark Clan-IT New 0 16 0

Just Outside: Pentagram – 12, OCRANA.ATI – 9

The top two spots go to the current reigning Champions, SK.swe for CPL and Begrip for WEG. Begrip’s lack of attendance at either ESWC or CPL hurt their chances to stay ahead of their fellow Swedish team but did keep resurgent German powerhouse Mouz away. Mouz’s upset loss to SK.dk at ESWC might have cost them a chance at if not the second maybe the top spot in Europe. 4K held off a strong group of teams including Catch-Gamer and NiP after recent difficultly. Virtus.Pro’s stock fell as they continue to show trouble repeating previous successes consistently. NoA and x6 both jump back onto the rankings. NoA’s new lineup will get tested early at CPL UK and WEG Qualifications while x6 continues to show they are one of the best upset picks in all of Europe.

October

Counter-Strike World Rankings

Last Updated: Wednesday October 12, 2005

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 Germany Mousesports +3 4 331 8
2 United States Team 3D +6 8 304 3
3 United States compLexity -2 1 280 4
4 Norway team9 New 0 245 4
5 Sweden SK Gaming (Sweden) -3 2 240 3
6 Norway Catch-Gamer 0 6 106 0
7 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 0 7 92 0
8 Sweden Begrip Gaming (Sweden) -5 3 87 1
9 (International) Team NoA New 0 56 0
10 United Kingdom Four Kings -5 5 46 1

Just Outside: mibr – 31, Rival – 18, Lunatic – 17, EG – 16

One of the most intriguing World Rankings in a long time as people really didn’t know where to go. The Norwegian fans were growing after Team9 and Catch-Gamer surprised the CS World at CPL UK and followed it up at WEG European Qualifier. Still they didn’t have enough support as the ever consistent Mousesports managed to hold on to enough votes to grab the top spot with the lowest point total in the history of the ranking. Another milestone was the record seven teams with a first place vote. 3D was the rising star after beating up on previous top spot Complexity. The falling star was Begrip who’s continued lack of attendance at major tournaments, like missing CPL UK and choosing not to play in WEG, has hurt their ranking.

Counter-Strike North American Rankings

Last Updated: Wednesday October 12, 2005

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 United States Team 3D +1 2 300 11
2 United States compLexity -1 1 264 4
3 United States Team Rival +1 4 190 0
4 United States Aggression +1 5 138 0
5 Canada Team EG -2 3 116 1
6 United States United 5 +3 9 71 0
7 Canada DeadZone -1 6 59 0
8 United States JaX Money Crew -1 7 38 0
9 United States Green Berets -1 8 34 0
10 United States Underestimated 0 10 22 0

Just Outside: Check-Six – 11, Turmoil – 5

The top spot flipped as 3D crushed Complexity in two best of three map series this month but still some support remained with many sticking to Complexity because of their ESWC win. Below the top two teams, Rival, formerly Ouch, moved up as support for the new team grows among the community. Beyond that the list remained pretty much unchanged as the North American scene gets ready for Digitallife and CAL-I Playoffs.

Counter-Strike European Rankings

Last Updated: Wednesday October 12, 2005

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 Germany Mousesports +2 3 253 7
2 Norway team9 New 0 209 4
3 Sweden SK Gaming (Sweden) -2 1 209 2
4 Norway Catch-Gamer +1 5 150 1
5 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas +1 6 108 0
6 (International) Team NoA +2 8 98 1
7 Sweden Begrip Gaming (Sweden) -5 2 80 0
8 United Kingdom Four Kings -4 4 70 1
9 Russia Virtus.Pro -2 7 25 0
10 Finland Serious Gaming New 0 18 0

Just Outside: Asylum – 9, EYE – 5

With a poor showing at CPL UK, SK.swe lost the top spot. The CPL UK winner and solid performer at WEG European Qualifier did the impossible though coming from off the ranking into the 2nd spot, tying SK.swe in points. By virtue of receiving two more first place votes, Team 9 was given the second spot even though SK.swe had the same number of votes. Mousesports took advantage of SK.swe’s faltering and held off Team 9 for the top spot. The bottom of the rankings has a newcomer, Serious Gaming (aka Wings), who earned the 10th spot spot after a solid performance at WEG Europe.

December

Counter-Strike World Rankings

Last Updated: Sunday December 11, 2005

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 United States Team 3D +1 2 355 8
2 United States compLexity +1 3 312 6
3 China Team wNv New 0 291 4
4 Germany mousesports -3 1 257 4
5 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas +2 7 165 3
6 Sweden SK Gaming (Sweden) -1 5 118 0
7 Norway team9 -3 4 103 0
8 South Korea Project New 0 66 0
9 Sweden Begrip Gaming (Sweden) -1 8 58 1
10 Norway Catch Gamer -4 6 43 0

Just Outside: 4Kings (1) – 20, EG – 19, SpeedLink – 16

The Europeans are already rioting like it’s a World Cup Soccer draw, but there’s a shift taking placing in CS. The Asian teams dominated the Europeans at WEG, while both American superpower teams continue to look amazing. While WCG was not supposed to influence the rankings too heavily, it seems Mouz’s mixed team didn’t put up the showing some had expected while 3D took home gold yet again. I have a feeling that Winter CPL will change these results dramatically by giving the Europeans their shot to show who is boss.

Counter-Strike North American Rankings

Last Updated: Sunday December 11, 2005

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 United States Team 3D 0 1 300 11
2 United States compLexity 0 2 268 4
3 United States Team Rival 0 3 186 0
4 Canada Team EG +1 5 146 1
5 United States United 5 +1 6 103 0
6 United States Green Berets +3 9 76 0
7 United States JaX Money Crew +1 8 63 0
8 Canada DeadZone -1 7 41 0
9 United States Enervate Gaming New 0 28 0
10 United States Turmoil New 0 18 0

Just Outside: TEC – 7, TGS – 5

The top five basically remained the same. Aggression died leaving its spot open and everyone moved up, including EG and United5. Complexity’s CAL-I Championship didn’t change voters mind, LAN is what counts and coL has Winter CPL to prove that they can edge out 3D when it matters. Looking further down, the team formed out of Aggression, Enervate, sees it’s first spot on the rankings while DeadZone’s absences from later stages of both CEVO and CAL-I playoffs allowed JMC to earn a spot.

Counter-Strike European Rankings

Last Updated: Sunday December 11, 2005

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 Germany mousesports 0 1 252 7
2 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas +3 5 245 6
3 Norway team9 -1 2 169 0
4 Sweden SK Gaming (Sweden) -1 3 157 1
5 Norway Catch Gamer -1 4 84 0
6 Sweden Begrip Gaming (Sweden) +1 7 83 0
7 (International) Team NoA -1 6 56 0
8 Sweden Speed-Link New 0 56 0
9 Finland Serious Gaming +1 10 51 0
10 United Kingdom Four Kings -2 8 28 1

Just Outside: mTw.aTi (1) – 26, Astralis – 16, x6tence – 7

A few strange results as once again we see a tie, something that has historically been very rare. NoA holds of Speed-Link and takes the higher position because of their previously higher position in the last edition of the rankings. Up top, NiP made some noise at WEG and then advanced to the Semi-finals as one of the lone bright spots for Europe during this last update period. Mousesports not only earned the same number of first place votes, they lost a single point from the last vote showing their gripe on the top spot is faltering. They’ll need an impressive showing at CPL to hold off the rest of Europe. SK.swe also received a lot of support from the American voters but Team9 was the favorite in the European only vote.

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