NAVI tops CS:GO ranking after HLTV removed PGL major points
Once again the Ukrainian CS:GO team, Natus Vincere tops the chart of HLTV world rankings and becomes the best team in the world. Previously, the position was held by FaZe Clan for several weeks and was taken over by NAVI yesterday. With 896 points NAVI ranks #1, followed by FaZe Clan and Cloud9 with 889 and 488 respectively.
Some people might have been surprised by this ranking change as FaZe won the recent CS:GO major and also an S-Tier championship afterward why is the Ukrainian roster overtakes the ranking?
Even broky from FaZe called the ranking “mickey mouse ranking.”
To clear more about this situation HLTV tweeted, “With the removal of PGL Major from the recent LANs sub ranking, @natusvincere surpass @FaZeClan by 7 points and secure the No. 1 spot once again.”
Just not broky but other people are calling this ranking change a weird one and calling it out as mickey mouse ranking.
A Twitter user said, “Cologne proved who the No. 1 team was we don't need mickey mouse rankings to tell us 🤡” and another user stated, “and if the PGL Antwerp points were removed from the ranking, HOW IN THE HELL, Navi shouldn't reduce a Points?????? It's like their previous point of winning a major wasn't reduced for a very long time.”
Why did HLTV remove PGL Major points from the ranking table?
We've asked the Editor-in-chief Milan Švejda about the reason behind so, far we have not received any response from him. Though, to be clear this ranking change comes into effect when HLTV removed PGL major's points from all team's rankings.
By reducing these points, Natus Vincere reached to #1 spot, and FaZe slipped to rank two. As recently, FaZe lost to Heroic in the BLAST Premier Fall Group C Grand Final.
Twitszz girlfriend and the former marketing manager of ESL questioned the NAVI's Lineup that was taken into consideration for ranking by HLTV. She replied to the tweet and says, “Why is Navi's Lineup shown as 5/5 for BLAST Lisbon and Cologne when sdy is still a stand-in? 🤔”
To this comment, the HLTV's editor in Cheif "Milan Švejda" replied, “not a stand-in in our books (and quite frankly not really in theirs even if they use that term as well). We typically just add players to teams once it's clear it's not just a one-time thing - the same reason why YEKINDAR is now in Liquid even if he isn't signed permanently.”
Check out this Twitter thread for more information.