CIS teams still top the rankings
Three out of first five
CIS teams still on top of the rankings
What became a leitmotif of 2021, keeps being true as season reaches August. Three of top-5 spots in the world rankings are obtained by squads, representing CIS - Natus Vincere, who are leading the charge, longtime leaders Gambit Esports and Virtus.pro. Team Spirit, Entropiq and forZe still hold their spots in top-20, giving region a mind-boggling six spots among the best teams on the planet.
G2 Esports are still third due to their constant top-4 finishes, while Astralis, FaZe Clan, Heroic, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Vitality and BIG round out top-10, despite roster changes here and there.
Eighteen out of twenty teams in top-20 for exception of forZe and FunPlus Phoenix will start at ESL Pro League Season 14, which is going to change the ranking quite a bit. Likes of Fnatic, who reside at #60 can benefit from it, while FaZe Clan might go back to their online form, despite a nearly stellar performance at IEM Cologne 2021.
And until then, rankings will be all about CIS region as a whole.