CS1.6 2006 World Ranking

Counter-Strike World Rankings

Last Updated: Thursday January 19, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 Sweden SK Gaming (Sweden) +5 6 493 23
2 China wNv Gaming 0 2 330 2
3 South Korea Lunatic-Hai New 0 304 0
4 United States Team 3D -3 1 238 0
5 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 0 5 164 0
6 United States compLexity -4 2 130 0
7 Brazil G3nerationX Intel New 0 91 0
8 Sweden Fnatic 0 8 90 0
9 Germany Mousesports -5 4 88 1
10 Norway Catch Gamer 0 10 45 0

Just Outside: Project KR – 21, 4Kings – 11

It has been a while since the rankings have been this decisive but with two CPL wins in 2006 it seems pretty obvious who the top ranked team in the World is. The Chinese wNv held on too second even without a CPL performance while a fellow Asian team, Lunatic jumped up into third with a great CPL event. An epic match against SK.swe kept 3D in the top five, right above team NiP who continues to hold strong. New face g3x.Intel joined the ranking after a top 5 CPL finish. The Brazilians come in at seventh just behind Complexity who’s disappointing CPL didn’t overshadow its impressive 2005 year. Three new look teams round out the top 10 as fnatic, mouz and Catch Gamer all remake their rosters to start 2006.

Counter-Strike North American Rankings

Last Updated: Thursday January 19, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 United States Team 3D 0 1 300 12
2 United States compLexity 0 2 264 3
3 Canada Team EG +1 4 181 0
4 United States United 5 +1 5 154 1
5 United States Team Rival -2 3 78 0
6 United States Team zEx New 0 60 0
6 United States JaX Money Crew +1 7 60 0
8 United States Green Berets -2 6 58 0
9 United States iDemise New 0 45 0
10 United States Mug N Mouse New 0 22 0

Just Outside: F2 – 9, Cyberglobe – 5, ue – 4

3D’s total points remain unchanged largely due to a stellar performance against the eventually CPL Champion SK.swe. That point total was enough to award them the top spot. coL remains largely unaffected by its poor performance as people wait for Sunman’s return to set in for the team. Below those two is the big moves. Rival’s poor CPL hurt them and forced a drop of two spots. This gave EG and United 5 a boast while u5 closed ground on the Canadians by plus 10 points. The new zEx created from the old Check-Six is tied with CPL’s surprise JMC who both barely held off a falling GB. JMC’s amazing CPL was again followed by roster shake ups. Voters seem very disappointed the team let certain rising stars get away, especially zid.

Counter-Strike European Rankings

Last Updated: Thursday January 19, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 Sweden SK Gaming (Sweden) +3 4 298 13
2 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 0 2 237 2
3 Sweden Fnatic New 0 157 0
4 Germany Mousesports -3 1 151 1
5 Norway Catch Gamer 0 5 129 0
6 United Kingdom Four Kings +4 10 85 0
7 Finland Serious Gaming +2 9 46 0
8 Germany mTw.ATI New 0 40 0
9 (International) Team NoA -2 7 33 0
10 Spain x6tence.AMD New 0 29 0

Just Outside: Speed-Link – 19, Astralis – 10

Massive roster shake ups dominate the European scene to start the New Year. Still one rank was to be expected, SK.swe. After that though things got a whole lot more interesting; NiP held onto its second spot but the combination team created from fnatic and Begrip members picked up the third spot. This was just ahead of another new look team, Catch Gamer. A lot of questions marks remain but everyone seems confident that the above teams haven’t lost ground with their recent transactions. 4Kings, Serious Gaming and mTw.ATI all benefit from solid CPL performances, yet another 4Kings top 8 finish. NoA’s massive roster shake up was a clear loser as their new roster is unproven but the continued appearance of XeqtR keeps them in the top 10.

March

Counter-Strike Rankings

Counter-Strike World Rankings

Last Updated: Thursday March 30, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 Sweden SK Gaming (Sweden) 0 1 501 24
2 China wNv Gaming 0 2 387 1
3 United States compLexity +3 6 287 0
4 South Korea Lunatic-Hai -1 3 205 0
4 Sweden Fnatic +4 8 205 1
6 Germany mousesports +3 9 126 0
7 (International) Team NoA New 0 106 0
8 United States Team 3D -4 4 78 0
9 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas -4 5 71 0
10 Norway Catch Gamer 0 10 25 0

Just Outside: 4Kings – 12, Project KR – 11

Another update and another top spot for SK.swe who remains unchallenged, still WEG looms in the coming month. Speaking of WEG, last season’s winner wNv remains at second while a new comer to WEG this season Complexity jumps up to 3rd. Complexity’s victories over 3D and Mouz at the Transatlantic Championship event reinstalled confidence in the American team. Below coL was a tie for fourth with Fnatic’s strong lineup and solid performance at SHGOpen creating a lot of hype around this team and Lunatic.Hai who still awaits a chance to prove CPL was not a fluke. Mousesports’ solid play also earned them a few spots while SHGOpen’s Champion, Team NoA, jumped onto the ranking at seventh just ahead of the disappointing Team 3D who has struggled of late. NiP and Catch Gamer both round out the top ten.

Counter-Strike North American Rankings

Last Updated: Thursday March 30, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 United States compLexity +1 2 303 13
2 United States Team 3D -1 1 264 3
3 Canada Team EG 0 3 193 0
4 United States Excello +5 9 141 0
5 United States United 5 -1 4 100 0
6 United States Team Rival -1 5 81 0
7 United States Team zEx -1 6 52 0
8 United States Mug N Mouse +2 10 49 0
9 United States Green Berets -1 8 28 0
10 United States Pandemic New 0 13 0

Just Outside: Cyberglobe – 11, h5m – 6

Complexity finally regains the top spot in the North American rankings on the back of a strong Americup/Eurocup Finale defeating arch rival Team 3D who drops to second. The big mover in the latest update is Excello. Having won the only other tournament of note recently, CSA’s March Madness, Excello vaulted up to 4th just behind EG who also picked up an ESWC Canada victory and will attend France for their nation. Lower down in the rankings not much has changed beyond the move up by MugNMouse also on the back of a strong second place in March Madness. CAL-I without consistent play from 3D and Complexity has turned into a difficult gauge of North American talent but one beneficiary was Pandemic whose string of victories moves them into the top ten for the first time.

Counter-Strike European Rankings

Last Updated: Thursday March 30, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 Sweden SK Gaming (Sweden) 0 1 305 14
2 Sweden Fnatic +1 3 249 1
3 Germany mousesports +1 4 172 0
4 (International) Team NoA +5 9 148 0
5 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas -3 2 116 0
6 Norway Catch Gamer -1 5 72 0
7 United Kingdom Four Kings -1 6 60 0
8 Finland Serious Gaming -1 7 42 0
9 Spain x6tence.AMD +1 10 28 0
10 Germany mTw.ATI -2 8 22 0

Just Outside: Virtus.Pro – 10, Speed-Link – 6

SK.swe continues is strangle hold on the top European spot, without much surprise. Fnatic moved up a spot on the back of NiP’s fall down to 5th even with their second place finish at SHGOpen. Mouz’s ability to incorporate Element has paid off and their improved play warranted a positive move up in the ranking. Beyond that not much has changed beyond a drop for everyone to make room for NoA. Their SHGOpen victory over a strong Fnatic team with a newly created roster was enough for a vote of confidence from all representatives. At the bottom of the ranking a surprise drop for mTw.ATI who is currently 6-0 in EPS but didn’t get support even from Germany representatives of the voting panel who opted to vote for other German teams.

May

Counter-Strike Rankings

Counter-Strike World Rankings

Last Updated: Thursday May 25, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 China wNv.Gaming +1 2 512 25
2 United States compLexity +1 3 402 0
3 Sweden Fnatic +1 4 246 1
4 South Korea Hacker Project New 0 227 0
5 Norway Catch Gamer +5 10 162 0
6 Sweden SK Gaming (Sweden) -5 1 128 0
7 South Korea Lunatic-Hai -3 4 111 0
8 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas +1 9 69 0
8 United States Team 3D 0 8 69 0
10 Germany mousesports -4 6 46 0

Just Outside: Virtus.Pro – 23, EG – 11

The Asians have finally done it; they have the top spot in the World. wNv claimed the top spot after its brilliant play at WEG. Still they face terrible competition in China for a spot in ESWC. They’ll need to not only win the qualifier but repeat their performance at ESWC to stay up top for long. They weren’t the only Asian team though as two Korean teams also move up with Hacker.PK defeating fellow Asian team Lunatic for a spot at CPL. Hacker.PK fell in at fourth behind second place WEG finisher Complexity and fnatic who tops the European rankings. Below Hacker.PK is Catch Gamer and then WEG disappointment SK.swe. Now the other Korean Lunatic sit right above a tie for 8th with NiP and 3D both awaiting the next big event to prove themselves.

Counter-Strike North American Rankings

Last Updated: Thursday May 25, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 United States compLexity 0 1 296 14
2 United States Team 3D 0 2 236 1
3 Canada Team EG 0 3 133 0
4 United States JaX Money Crew 0 4 127 0
5 United States United 5 0 5 111 0
6 United States Team zEx +1 7 97 0
7 United States Mug N Mouse +1 8 47 0
8 United States Green Berets +1 9 46 0
9 United States Pandemic +1 10 30 0
10 United States Check Six New 0 20 0

Just Outside: Confederacy – 8, wcr – 6

WEG turns out profitable in the North American rankings for Complexity. They were able to do what past American teams were unable to do, win. 3D continues to follow behind having not played a meaningful LAN game in a while. Below was a very confused mess as EG, the new JMC, u5 and zEx all traded spots on everyone’s ranking. In the end EG pulled out on top while JMC managed to hold off u5 and zEx in an extremely close race.

Counter-Strike European Rankings

Last Updated: Thursday May 25, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 Sweden Fnatic +1 2 226 8
2 Norway Catch Gamer +4 6 223 3
3 Sweden SK Gaming (Sweden) -2 1 185 2
4 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas +1 5 136 1
5 Germany mousesports -2 3 110 0
6 Russia Virtus.Pro New 0 91 0
7 Spain x6tence.AMD +2 9 54 0
8 Finland Serious Gaming 0 8 49 0
9 (International) Team NoA -5 4 48 0
10 Germany ALTERNATE aTTax New 0 18 0

Just Outside: Astralis – 8, 4Kings 6

A mess has been created in the wake of a SK.swe meltdown in China. Europe has no clue who to vote for and it was evident from the results. On top fnatic pulled out a 3 point victory over Catch-Gamer as the Norwegians 4th place finish at WEG wasn’t enough to convince people they were the best in Europe. SK.swe still held onto 3rd even with their debacle at WEG. NiP seems to be a huge question mark as they drop three spots in the previous ranking and then jump back up a spot this week at the expense of mouz. Speaking of mouz their question marks and poor play inside of Germany have people wondering. Germany has another team who is coming on strong in online play Alternate aTTax grabbing the 10th spot. They were just behind the fast falling NoA who looked awful in WEG play.

July

Counter-Strike World Rankings

Last Updated: Wednesday July 26, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 United States compLexity +1 2 464 13
2 Sweden fnatic +1 3 457 13
3 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas +5 8 276 0
4 China wNv.Gaming -3 1 219 0
5 United States Team 3D +4 9 162 0
6 South Korea Lunatic-Hai +1 7 132 0
7 Brazil Made In Brazil New 0 107 0
8 South Korea Hacker Project -4 4 78 0
9 United Kingdom Four Kings New 0 74 0
10 Spain x6tence.AMD New 0 51 0

Just Outside: Mouz – 15, SK.swe – 10

The top team from Europe, fnatic, and the USA, coL, did battle for the top spot in the World Ranking but it came down to a few third place spots on some pollster’s charts to decide that coL was on top. Those few final decisions made this one of the closes votes ever as both finished with exactly the same number of first place votes, 13. Below, NiP edged out wNv.gm and 3D held off Lunatic on the back of a strong ESWC victory over them. Mibr came in 8th with the loss of their star Cogu playing a huge role in their drop in ranking. Hacker.PK who was 4th couldn’t beat Lunatic to advance to ESWC and drops all the way to 7th because of it.

Counter-Strike North American Rankings

Last Updated: Wednesday July 26, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 United States compLexity 0 1 300 15
2 United States Team 3D 0 2 240 0
3 United States Jax Money Crew +1 4 155 0
4 United States Check Six New 0 137 0
5 United States United 5 0 5 86 0
6 United States Pandemic +3 9 83 0
7 Canada Team EG -4 3 72 0
8 United States Green Berets 0 8 42 0
9 United States Mug N Mouse -2 7 30 0
10 United States Team zEx -4 6 19 0

Just Outside: Deadzone – 8, d2x – 5

Complexity and Team 3D continue their one, two position atop the NA Ranking but EG wasn’t able to hold up at 3rd. After a poor ISC they fell behind a host of other top teams including surprise Check-Six USA which performed above most expectations. Also Pandemic moved up three spots continuing to climb on the back of a 2nd place LANWAR and 3rd place CEVO finish.

Counter-Strike European Rankings

Last Updated: Wednesday July 26, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 Sweden fnatic 0 1 280 10
2 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas +2 4 256 5
3 United Kingdom Four Kings New 0 170 0
4 Spain x6tence.AMD +3 7 136 0
5 Germany mousesports 0 5 86 0
6 Sweden SK Gaming -3 3 80 0
7 Sweden Speedlink New 0 56 0
8 Russia Virtus.Pro -2 6 40 0
9 Finland hoorai -1 8 40 0
10 Norway cbteam New 0 19 0

Just Outside: Check-Six – 9, mym – 6

With fnatic and NiP a step above everyone the European Ranking was pretty well set at the top. 4Kings’ improved play earned them a serious bump up the rankings while x6tence’s recent win at Gamegune gave them more support. Mouz continues to sit right at the top five while SK.swe continues to fall, voters don’t seem to like their recent moves. Virtus.Pro’s poor showing at ESWC dropped them behind Speedlink who had a solid ISC.

November

Counter-Strike World Rankings

Last Updated: Friday November 10, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 Poland Pentagram G-Shock New 0 444 14
2 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas +1 3 437 9
3 United States Complexity -2 1 291 1
4 Sweden Fnatic -2 2 230 1
5 Finland hoorai New 0 164 0
6 Brazil Made in Brazil +1 7 139 1
7 South Korea Hacker Project +1 8 87 0
8 Norway Meet Your Makers New 0 80 0
9 China wNv Gaming -5 4 49 0
10 United States Team 3D -5 5 44 0

Just Outside: NoA – 25, SK.swe – 13

Pentagram’s meteoric rise to the top of the rankings started in London where they won WSVG’s UK event. They followed that up with a big win at the WCG finals giving them two huge victories in the past few months. NiP also has two big wins with Dreamhack 2006 and Kode5 Finals, problem is they lost to Pentagram at WCG Finals. Below that former #1 Complexity holds onto 3rd place right above fnatic who has yet to capture that elusive first tournament win of the year. Hoorai has been the model of consistency earning them a 5th ranking. MiBR has been all over the place from winning tournaments to not even making it out of the group play, confused voters put them at 6th. Hacker.PK beat wNv at WCG giving them the title of best Asian team while MYM shows potential to be the next Catch Gamer. Final American 3D finishes at its lowest point ever barely holding onto the top 10.

Counter-Strike North American Rankings

Last Updated: Friday November 10, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 United States Complexity 0 1 300 15
2 United States Team 3D 0 2 232 0
3 United States Pandemic +3 6 169 0
4 Canada Evil Geniuses +3 7 122 0
5 United States Jax Money Crew -2 3 85 0
6 United States zEx +4 10 80 0
7 United States Check Six -3 4 65 0
8 United States United 5 -3 5 63 0
9 United States Revolution Sports New 0 26 0
10 United States Flow Gaming New 0 18 0

Just Outside: Meepins – 8, Glimpse of Reality – 5

While it’s been a couple of months since the last update nothing has really changed at the top. Complexity yet again collects all 15 first place votes and continues to dominate the rankings. Still the crack in the armor was formed at WCG USA where they didn’t even make it out of group play. That event saw strong showings from Pandemic and zEx who both move up in the ranking. Strong online results have helped to boost both rSports and Flow who round out the top 10.

Counter-Strike Far East Rankings

Last Updated: Friday November 10, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 South Korea Hacker Project New 0 152 6
2 China wNv Gaming New 0 136 2
3 China Hacker Gaming New 0 96 0
4 China TR|united5 New 0 54 0
5 Indonesia XcN New 0 51 0

Just Outside: TitaNs – 38, wNv.cn – 33

The new Far East Ranking takes a look at all of Eastern Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceanic countries. The former #1 team in the World, wNv.GM, was unable to pick up the top spot though because of their loss to Hacker.PK at WCG. The win gave Hacker.PK the top spot. The consistent Hacker.GM whose constant second place finishes in China gave them the 3rd spot. Another wNv.GM loss gave TR a spot in the ranking as they won CEG 2006. XcN’s big win over MiBR at WCG gave them the last spot. Lunatic-Hai’s in-activeness left them off the ranking and wNv.cn’s new roster has yet to see any real action to move onto the top five.

Counter-Strike European Rankings

Last Updated: Friday November 10, 2006

Rankings Change Last Points FPV
1 Poland Pentagram G-Shock New 0 260 9
2 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 0 2 256 5
3 Sweden Fnatic -2 1 183 1
4 Finland hoorai +5 9 141 0
5 Norway Meet Your Makers New 0 91 0
6 Denmark NoA New 0 72 0
7 Sweden SK Gaming -1 6 57 0
8 Germany Mousesports -3 5 48 0
9 United Kingdom Four Kings -6 3 24 0
10 Russia Virtus.Pro -2 8 20 0

Just Outside: x6tence – 15, pro100 – 10

Three European victories this year by Pentagram, two since the last update, has raised their stock barely over NiP. Fnatic holds onto the 3rd spot above a surging Hoorai who has placed in the top 4 at the last couple of events. The highly skilled MYM with a lot of promise moves into the 5th spot above NoA. NoA marks the first Danish team on the rankings in a while. Below them is the struggling SK.swe, mouz, 4Kings and Virtus.Pro. All four teams have the potential to be top three but none have put together a solid tournament in the recent months.

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