Natus Vincere Ranks No.1 In CS:GO Global Rankings
Posted 10th March 2020 By: Derpina    240 Views
Esports News – For the second time since 2016, CIS team Natus Vincere clinches the no.1 spot in HTLV’s CS:GO global rankings, surpassing Astralis’ points and win-loss record from 2019 to 2020. The ranking is widely acknowledged as the most accurate representation of the annual performances and victories of professional CS:GO teams from different regions, including their race for the third Intel Grand Slam.
Initially, Astralis and Team Liquid entered 2020 as the two strongest teams in the CS:GO competitive scene. They were head to head for the Intel Grand Slam Season 3 title and prize money, as both of them already clinched first and second seasons. Astralis, for one, has been in the no.1 position for four months after winning IEM Beijing in November 2019.
Unfortunately for Astralis, Natus Vincere’s 2020 roster surprisingly became an unstoppable force. Na’Vi first beat Team Liquid record, as well as other runner-ups like Mousesports and G2 Esports. Then, they went on to beat Astralis to get to the top of the leaderboard by consistently winning major tournaments hosted by ESL and Dreamhack in 2020.
Na’Vi finished second to Mousesports in ICE Challenge 2020, a major event sponsored by GG.Bet. This March, the team won IEM Katowice 2020, the first Masters ESL Pro Tour event of the year. Na’Vi eliminated Astralis in the semifinals and defeated G2 Esports in the grand finals of the same tournament.
At press time, Na’Vi is 2-0 against Astralis in 2020. Although Astralis has garnered one of the highest points in the leaderboard, the team has yet to win a CS:GO major tournament in 2020. The rivalry of the two teams, as well as the other teams’ willingness to rise on top, continue at ESL Pro League Season 11 next week.aa
Natus Vincere active roster
Egor “flamie” Vasilev
Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
Denis “electronic” Sharipov
Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov (In-Game Leader)
Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy
Andrey “B1ad3” Gorodenskiy (Coach)
Natus Vincere – 853 points
Astralis – 847 points
Mousesports – 639 points
G2 Esports – 634 points
Team Liquid – 577 points
Fnatic – 565 points
Evil Geniuses – 371 points
FaZe Clan – 347 points
100 Thieves – 337 points
Vitality – 303 points