Astralis
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The Best CSGO teams – Esportsranks CS GO Ranks in May

Esportsranks presents part two of CS GO ranks in May. Below are the best CSGO teams currently.

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Dreamhack Austin 2017

Gambit Esports

Players – Zeus, AdreN, Dosia, mou and HObbitt

Gambit Esports is a rising team from the east. After getting HObbitt on a loan and getting ex-Na’Vi player zeus as their captain, they found success immediately and won DreamHack Winter 2016. Their most recent success was winning DreamHack Austin 2017. They defeated the heavily favoured G2 Esports in the semifinals that turned out to be one of the most thrilling series of the year. Definitely one to watch as they bid to become one of the best CSGO teams.

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EPICENTER 2016

Natus Vincere

Players – Edward, seized, flamie, GuardiaN and s1mple

Natus Vincere is one of the most successful organisations of all time due to their heavy popularity by being one of the best in multiple game categories.  They have great chemistry and likes to control the pace of the game by playing slow. Their core players have been playing together since 2013 and added flamie, a young upcoming star, back in 2015. In 2016, they added s1mple who was basically a one man team in his previous stints with other organisations like HellRaisers and flipsid3 tactics. He impressively shined as a stand-in for Team Liquid and eventually got snagged by Na’Vi. Their most recent success was back at the end of 2016 by winning ESL One: New York 2016.

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Dreamhack Tours 2017

mousesports

Players – chrisJ, denis, IoWel, oskar and ropz

Mousesports is one of those great teams that have potential but is clearly lacking an assortment of accolades to be defined. Lead by team captain ChrisJ who has been with the team since 2013 and played with a few dozen players under the mousesports team. After losing NiKo to FaZe Clan, they took a step back. They continuously find themselves with new players and develop better players.

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Starladder Season 3

fnatic

Players – olofmeister, dennis, kRiMZ, flusha and JW

Fnatic has been slumping ever since pronax created his own team (GODSENT) and took out the of the fnatic roster. As a result, both GODSENT and fnatic were left scrambling and struggled to stay relevant in the big stages. Fnatic took back its core in February 2017 and is now back to its original 5 man roster that terrorised every team they were up against years ago. They have been putting together a string of good games and will certainly climb up the ranks again once a premier tournament comes.

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Courtesy: Team North Facebook

North

Players – MSL, cajunb, Magiskb0Y, k0nfig and aizy

North is one of the newest organisations to have a strong debut in the competitive CSGO scene. They are ex-dignitas players who were a decent team that was slowly improving a few years back. Astralis traded cajunb for Kjaerbye (dignitas) that ended up benefitting both teams. North shows a lot of promise to become a contender in the Majors and will definitely be a team to watch. They had a disappointing run to IEM Sydney 2017 and ended up being eliminated by the Chiefs who were clearly a subpar team. However, they finished with the highest seed in ESL Pro League Season 5 Europe which had to be one of the most competitive leagues because of the stacked European conference.

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Dreamhack Austin 2017

G2 Esports

Players – shox, Bodyy, NBK, kennyS and apEX

G2 Esports, also known as the French Superteam, acquired NBK, apEX and kennyS from Team EnVyUs back in February 2017. This is an attempt to bring back the old days where the French team dominated the scene along with the Swedish giants which are fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas. They have a record of 30-9 during the past 2 months and have been bulldozing their way to the top. It is only a matter of time before they clinch a top 2 finish in a premier or major event.

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Dreamhack Valencia 2015

Virtus.pro

Players – TaZ, Neo, pashabiceps, Snax and byali

Virtus.pro have been notoriously known for inconsistency. They are one of the most volatile teams in the competitive landscape. Although in the big stages, they always perform exponentially better. Their team roster has been flawlessly intact since the start of 2014 and had years to build up their chemistry. Virtus.pro have a fully stacked trophy room every year to prove that they will always be in the conversation to win any tournament despite having a bad record. They finished 2nd in the previous Valve Major (ELeague Major) in a tough best of 3 series against Astralis that could have went either way. They also won DreamHack Masters – Las Vegas 2017 against SK Gaming. Even with all these great accomplishments, they find themselves at the bottom of the standings in ESL Pro League Season 5 – Europe.

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Via Twitter @FaZeClan

FaZe Clan

Players – rain, kioShiMa, allu, karrigan and NiKo

FaZe Clan contains one of the most mixed teams with their current roster. All their players including the coach are from different nations. Their team looks good on paper as these players are all individually talented. Their most recent success was just a month back in Starladder Season 3 where they finished 1st in a extremely stacked tournament with the top teams from all over the world invited. They performed great in IEM Sydney 2017 although they failed to gain traction in the finals and kept losing to a series of runs by SK Gaming.

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Via Astralis.gg

Astralis

Players – device, Xyp6x, dupreeh, Kjaerbye and gla1ve

It comes to no surprise that Astralis would finish in the top 3. They did win the previous Valve Major and are the reigning and defending champions. No one expected them to be this good after the inclusion of gla1ve in the lineup. They finished as the runner up for ELeague Season 2 and Starladder Season 3. They also won the IEM XI World Championships and ECS Season 2 along with the previous Valve Major. This all happened in a 5 month span which is a clear show of dominance through December 2016 – April 2017. They are currently slumping right now and should be on top form when the next major tournament comes.

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Via ESL

SK Gaming

Players – FalleN, felps, fer, coldzera and TACO

SK Gaming has been in the conversation of always being on top of the summit when it comes to being the best. Ever since their breakthrough, they have been continuously improving even when they were under the Luminosity Gaming organisation. They have been consistently good for several years and is shaping up to be a great dynasty. They recently dominated IEM Sydney 2017 who had teams like Astralis, FaZe Clan and North in the tournament. SK Gaming only dropped one map throughout the tournament and was undefeated up to the finals. They were amazing through every clutch situation with plays that could be done by any player from their team 

Read about their success in IEM Sydney 2017 here.

Check back the previous part for ranks 11-20.