Valve’s CS2 Esports Global Rankings: April 2024 Top Teams Revealed

Valve’s CS2 Esports Global Rankings: April 2024 Top Teams Revealed

24. April 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Valve shook the esports world on April 22 by introducing the first-ever official global ranking for CS2 esports. Unlike previous regional rankings, this comprehensive ranking system provides a unified view of the top teams worldwide. Let’s delve into the details of this monumental development.

The Significance of Valve’s Global Rankings

Up until now, esports enthusiasts relied on platforms like HLTV for team rankings. However, Valve’s initiative marks a paradigm shift in the industry.

Starting from 2025, tournament organizers will use Valve’s global rankings to determine invitations, replacing existing partnership ecosystems. This change will standardize the selection process across all tournaments, fostering fairness and transparency.

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Top Teams in April 2024

Here’s a glimpse of the top 30 teams in the world according to Valve’s global ranking:

  1. Natus Vincere
  2. FaZe
  3. Spirit
  4. MOUZ
  5. G2
  6. Vitality
  7. Eternal Fire
  9. Cloud9
  10. paiN
  11. HEROIC
  12. Imperial
  13. MIBR
  14. Astralis
  15. Complexity
  16. FURIA
  17. The Mongolz
  18. GamerLegion
  19. OG
  20. Falcons
  21. Aurora
  22. ENCE
  23. Gaimin Gladiators
  24. SAW
  25. Liquid
  26. FlyQuest
  27. BetBoom
  28. BIG
  29. BLEED
  30. Apeks

(Data via Valve)


How Valve Calculates the Rankings

Valve’s global ranking considers various factors, including:

  • Teams’ performance
  • Prize money earned
  • Beaten opponents
  • Head-to-head results

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Valve’s introduction of global rankings signifies a monumental shift in the CS2 esports landscape. By standardizing the selection process, Valve aims to promote fairness and competition integrity. As the esports community adapts to these changes, we can expect a more dynamic and competitive scene in the years to come.