Vitality Retain HLTV Global Rankings Top Spot

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Vitality Retain HLTV Global Rankings Top Spot

Vitality have kept held of the number-one spot in the latest HLTV rankings following their historic Paris Major 2023 triumph


The BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 concluded on a high note as it marked the final Valve-sponsored event in the era of Global Offensive, paving the way for the impending transition to Counter-Strike 2. The French squad claimed the championship title on their home soil, led by the exceptional skills of Mathieu “⁠ZywOo⁠” Herbaut, who added another MVP medal to his illustrious trophy cabinet. 

Paris Major delivered a string of surprising results as top teams faced unexpected defeats against underdogs. Remarkably, teams such as Monte and Apeks made a name for themselves in the tournament by securing coveted playoff spots. These unexpected results have had a direct impact on the latest HLTV rankings, resulting in notable changes within the top 10 teams.

During the Major, Vitality ascended to the esteemed No. 1 spot in the rankings, overshadowing Heroic's previous dominance in late 2022 and early 2023. Vitality's remarkable performances in the RMR events and their victory at IEM Rio had a lasting impact on their position. Dan “⁠apEX⁠” Madesclaire and his teammates now firmly hold the top spot with a commanding 1000 points, comfortably distancing themselves from the second-placed Danish team by over 250 points.

GamerLegion’s rise to the seventh spot is the most significant change the latest rankings saw. Kamil “⁠siuhy⁠” Szkaradek and his team delivered an extraordinary performance, starting from a challenging 0-2 start in the Challengers Stage and ultimately securing victories over 9INE, Fnatic, Monte, and Heroic to reach the Grand Final. This achievement marks GamerLegion's highest-ever position in the HLTV rankings, surpassing their previous peak by an impressive 13 places in January 2023.

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Apeks made their mark in the top 10 rankings with an impressive performance in the Major, progressing to the semi-finals. The European mix displayed their prowess by eliminating Liquid in the opening playoff round, achieving a second victory over the formidable North American team in the tournament. Throughout their remarkable journey, Martin “⁠STYKO⁠” Styk and his squad also claimed notable wins against Tim “⁠nawwk⁠” Jonasson's previous team, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Bad News Eagles.

Monte are another team that experienced a remarkable surge in Paris. Mohammad “⁠BOROS⁠” Malhas and his team showcased their ability to translate their online success to the LAN environment by overcoming formidable opponents such as FURIA and Fnatic. Their exceptional victory against Natus Vincere propelled them into the playoffs. Currently ranked as the 10th-best team globally, Monte have advanced three places higher than their previous standing.

Astralis, a fallen CSGO titan, have experienced a remarkable decline, reaching their lowest-ever ranking at No. 25. The Danish organization's failure to secure qualification for the Paris Major has restricted their participation to online tournaments and qualifiers with their recently reshuffled roster. The Dane organization’s recent performances include a second-place finish at Brazy Party, trailing behind Cloud9, and a failed Gamers8 qualification campaign. 

MOUZ also suffered a significant decline as they dropped to their lowest-ever ranking position (18th). 

You can find the full rankings here.