Newbee defends the top spot in Aprils Dota 2 World Ranking once again. Meanwhile the American scene is shifting dramatically.
Newbee leads the Dota 2 World Ranking for the fourth consecutive month. And for the second month in a row they didn’t even compete in any tournament and still held the top position ahead of OG and Wings Gaming.
Behind the leading three something remarkable happened. At first sight it doesn’t seem that shocking that Team Liquid passed Evil Geniuses on rank 4. But World Rank 5 is the lowest that EG has ever been since June 2014. This is due to the fact that the american team also didn’t compete in any major tournament since January but even when they did at the Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 last weekend (which don’t count for the April ranking), rank 5 was their worst performance at a global tournament with more than 100,000 dollar prize money since the Nanyang Championships Seasons 2 last June.
Team Faceless is the best team of the month
Meanwhile their fiercest competitor in the american scene, DigitalChaos, is the team that improved the most among the ten best Dota teams in the world this month. DC won two ranks and is number seven in the world now. The inactive team of MVP Phoenix tumbles out of the ranking in contrast.
March wasn’t a month of many high paid Dota 2 tournaments. That opened the door for some of the lower tier teams to shine. Team Faceless did the best job this month winning the Mr. Cat Invitational which was the highest paying event of the month with 25.500 dollar prize money. Subsequently, Team Faceless rises 15 ranks to World Rank 35. It’s the best rank in the teams history.
A month for Southeast Asia
The tournament also helped some other southeastasian teams. Clutch Gamers (3.) for example played the best tournament in their short history and jump to World Rank 103 in the updated list. Geek Fam, another fairly new malaysian team, enters the Top100 of the Dota 2 World Ranking after their fourth place at the event.
How is the Dota 2 World Ranking calculated?
The Dota 2 World Ranking consists of 525 teams from 66 countries this month. 9,556 results of 659 tournaments are included in our database. If you want to learn more about how the World Ranking is calculated, check our calculations page.