Top Five Teams in CS:GO; August - Pre ESL Pro League Season 6

By Colin Meenagh
on Aug 08, 2017


ESL Pro League Season 5 has come and gone and so have a slew of hype tournaments. Just before Season 6 starts up, I think it’s the perfect time to take a look at who’s who in the world of CS:GO.

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Your Top 5 Teams in the World

Honorable Mention

Gambit Esports

It seems odd not to see Gambit Esports in the top five.  Now statistically I understand why they don’t have a permanent home up top but in all honesty I personally rank them 3rd in the world.  Even though they have crushed the likes of SK Gaming, Astralis and have been on fire this year… I just can’t confidently put them in a top 5 until I see consistent wins.

#5 - Team Liquid

Coming in on the kaboose, Team Liquid has not been making a big splash in the csgo scene but they are consistently a middle tier team.

#4 - FaZe Clan

A recent disgusting loss at the PGL Major Krakow 2017 has made me shaky on FaZe but their year has been anything but gross.

#3 - G2 Esports

G2 won the Season 5 ESL Pro League Finals and even though they still haven’t really stepped up to bat in LAN tournaments, going into Season 6 I’ll stack them high.

#2 - Astralis

Astralis along with our #1 placed team, switch positions often.  Astralis is and has been a top tier team and it doesn’t look like they’ll slow down this year.

#1 - SK Gaming 

Even with a loss at the PGL Major Krakow 2017, SK Gaming has had an amazing 2017 season.  They’ve made well over $800,000 USD and the year isn’t up yet.  They have had 7 first place finishes this year over their premiers and majors, as well as three 2nd place finishes.