With their qualification for the Esports Championship Series Season 7 Finals playoffs, FURIA eSports will overtake Made in Brazil on the HLTV world rankings. This is the first time in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive history that MiBR are not the highest ranked Brazilian team.
HLTV’s global rankings are regarded as the official team ranking system for Counter-Strike due to the website’s reputation and fair calculations. The ranks are updated every week, taking into account both LAN and online results from the past year’s worth of events. Points decay overtime to ensure the rankings favor recent performances instead of rewarding past achievements.
The MiBR line-up has been the highest ranked Brazilian team in these rankings since they began in late 2015. Since then, the rankings have seen other Brazilian teams come and go, but MiBR have always remained on top, even during Immortals miracle run at the Krakow Major in 2017.
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Currently, Furia are ranked #11 while MiBR sit at #8. This is certain to change during the next rankings update on June 10, as MiBR have had a string of disappointing results recently, including a 12th-14th finish at StarSeries i-League in April and a last-place finish at the ECS Season 7 Finals.
Furia, on the other hand, have been on fire lately, racking up points with multiple impressive results. This includes second place at DreamHack Masters Rio, third/fourth at DreamHack Masters Dallas, and either first or second at the ECS Season 7 Finals.
The culmination of these results mean MiBR will lose points due to the decay of their previous results while Furia will gain a lot of points for their successful ECS run. MiBR could still take the spot back some day, but it’s officially the end of their era of dominance.