Shin ‚Hydra‘ Dong Won is the new leader of the Starcraft 2 World Ranking. He captures the spot of the best Starcraft player from WCS champion Kim ’sOs‘ Yoo Jin.
Hydra is the new leader of the Starcraft 2 World Ranking. In a month in which the 24-year-old didn’t play single tournament, he passes his predecessor sOs who was also inactive for a whole month but got points from December 2014 deleted. Hydra won the WCS Season 2 this year and was runner-up at WCS Season 1. He couldn’t keep up at the Global Finals though, finishing fifth.
Behind the two koreans Lilbow remains the best foreigner due to his success at WCS Season 3. In December however the French disappointed with just a1 17th place at the HomeStory Cup XIII.
Starcraft 2 World Ranking: Firecake and Cyan at the peak
The cup by TakeTV was one of two major tournaments that concluded in December. Its winner MMA got a boost from rank 46 to 38 in the World Ranking, but has yet to improve to regain the top10-spot he held for more than a year until November. Runner-up FireCake showed that he is in good shape and improved to rank 28, which is the best in his career yet.
The second big tournament was the Starcraft 2 Team League 2015. The X-team won the competition and their star player Byun turned out as the MvP of the season. He thus improved from rank 89 to 50 in the World Ranking which is his best rank since January 2012 (!). Surprisingly Cyan from China showed the second best performance and jumped to rank 75 in the World Ranking – a new career high.
How is the World Ranking calculated you ask?
The current World Ranking includes 774 players from 54 countries. It is calculated based on tournament success including 21,763 results of 937 tournaments and leagues. If you want to know more, check our calculations page.