CSGO Tier Rankings:
StarSeries, DH Malmo, ESL NY, and Berlin Major
It has been over 3 months since we published an Esports Tier Rankings for CSGO and there has been some major shake-ups in the competitive scene. Some teams get sold to new organizations, some rookies rise to the top, and some long time names have a fall from grace.
Tier Rankings compiled by Phoebe "Dualism" Dua (@Dualism97 on Twitter) and Grady Hooker (@GradyHooker on Twitter).
Explanation of Tiers
S-Tier: Teams you expect to win every tournament they are in. They are the current kings of the Counter-Strike scene.
A-Tier: Teams that can be expected to easily beat teams in the tiers below, and may even upset an S-Tier team once in a while. Regularly makes the playoffs.
B-Tier: Teams that; Have shown recent potential or Former A-Tier teams with recent and extended periods of poor play.
C-Tier: Teams that; Have had decent showings at recent international LANs or Teams that may have dropped off recently, but have historically decent placements and can potentially make the playoffs.
D-Tier: Teams that have appeared at a few international LANs recently, likely via qualifiers, but have not shown skill consistently on the level of the other tiers. Rarely make playoffs if they ever have.
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.