The FACEIT Major was held this past week in London and we have to take all three stages of that into account as well as a smaller tournament hosted by DreamHack up in Montreal - There was some huge rank moves this time!
Tier Rankings compiled by Jamie "PalmtopPitbull" Wert (@PalmtopPitbull on Twitter) and Grady Hooker (@GradyHooker on Twitter).
Reasons for Selected Teams (Movement or Roster Changes)
mousesports - While looking good in previous tournaments, mouz did not impress at all at the Major. They only just barely fall into B Tier.
North - We were far too quick to crown North after DreamHack Masters Stockholm. They reminded us in London why they were B Tier before.
HellRaisers - They showed up in a big way this Major, being the only team besides Astralis to take a single Map off of Team Liquid.
compLexity - CompLexity played out of their minds on the way to a Champions Stage appearance. Though they had a tough draw in the playoffs, nobody can deny they earned their spot.
Kinguin - They beat ENCE to handily win DreamHack Open Montreal. They are just above D Tier, so they have earned their spot in C.
Heroic - They were swept right out of DreamHack Montreal and our C Tier.
Cloud9 - C9 continues their meteoric fall from grace, requiring overtime to beat Winstrike for their only win of the Major.
Renegades - Renegades continues to struggle on the larger international stage.
Team Spirit - Spirit showed great fight, and were 1 match win away from the Legends Stage.
Vega Squadron - Good play to get to the Legends Stage, but tough opponents kept them from reaching for more.
AVANGAR - It's less what they did, and more they were the weakest link in D Tier, and needed to move to allow Spirit and Vega into the rankings.
Ghost Gaming - Again, they didn't do anything to deserve this except be one of the two weakest links in D Tier.
Explanation of Tiers
These rules are not exact, and they are not hard and fast. There are always exceptions. If there were not, it would become impossible to rank teams due to the nature of the game.