Valve updates its Regional Standings

Valve has for the first time updated its own team ranking, which was unveiled at the end of December and will be used to determine which teams will be handed invites in the Major-qualifying cycle. The ranking is separated into three regions – Europe, Americas, and Asia.

The European region saw a change of its leaders: now the first spot is occupied by G2 who ousted Heroic. Within the top 15, slight improvements in the position on the ranking also concerned Team Spirit, OG, Copenhagen Flames and Astralis.

The Europe ranking's top 15 is as follows (full ranking):

  1.  G2 – 1,954 points (+1 spot)
  2.  Heroic – 1,952 (-1)
  3.  Outsiders – 1,943
  4.  FaZe – 1,937
  5.  NAVI – 1,813
  6.  Vitality – 1,778
  7.  fnatic – 1,772
  8.  MOUZ – 1,756
  9.  Team Spirit – 1,714 (+1)
  10.  OG – 1,709 (+1)
  11.  Cloud9 – 1,703 (-2)
  12.  ENCE – 1,688
  13.  Copenhagen Flames – 1,663 (+1)
  14.  Astralis – 1,648 (+1)
  15.  NIP – 1,645 (-2)

The top five of the Americas ranking remained unchanged. Swaps happened in the EG Black – ATK, TeamOne – 9z and 00NATION – Evil Geniuses pairs. Worth noting separately is that the Brazilian team ARCTIC climbed into the top 15, thus forcing EG White out of the presented list.

The America ranking's top 15 is as follows (full ranking):

  1.  Liquid – 1,915
  2.  FURIA – 1,705
  3.  Complexity – 1,563
  4.  paiN – 1,539
  5.  Fluxo – 1,483
  6.  EG Black – 1,458 (+1)
  7.  ATK – 1,451 (-1)
  8.  MIBR – 1,450
  9.  Nouns – 1,396
  10.  TeamOne – 1,377 (+1)
  11.  9z – 1,368 (-1)
  12.  00NATION – 1,346 (+1)
  13.  Evil Geniuses – 1,335 (-1)
  14.  Imperial – 1,307
  15.  ARCTIC – 1,293 (+2)

In Asia, the ranking has undergone the most changes. In particular, the majority of the teams gained one spot due to the Kazakh AVANGAR roster, which initially ranked third, being moved to the European region.

The Asia ranking's top 15 is as follows (full ranking):

  1.  Lynn Vision – 1,350
  2.  IHC – 1,276
  3.  Grayhound – 1,236 (+1)
  4.  Rare Atom – 1,152 (+6)
  5.  VERTEX – 1,091 (+1)
  6.  TYLOO – 1,076 (-1)
  7.  NKT – 1,071 (+1)
  8.  Wings Up – 1,063 (-1)
  9.  Rooster – 1,028
  10.  Invictus International – 1,003 (+1)
  11.  ARAVT – 964 (+2)
  12.  Encore – 960
  13.  Nixuh – 953 (+1)
  14.  Bravado – 894 (+1)
  15.  ex-Encore – 984 (+1)

Valve's ranking is based on three factors: a team's prize money earned; their beaten opponents' prize money earned and the number of teams beaten; head-to-head results. Shortly, the company will reveal the exact formula for determining a team's position on the ranking.

Origin: github.com