Hydra is once again the best Starcraft player in the world. He returns to the top after four months. Three foreigners enter the top10 meanwhile.
Hydra is once again the best Starcraft player in the world. The 24-year-old Korean returns to the top of the Starcraft 2 World Ranking after a three-month-slump. Hydra won the Dreamhack Austin in May which mainly boosted him to the top.
Meanwhile sOs lost the lead of the World Ranking. The 22-year-old is one of the most underperforming players at the moment. Since his victory at IEM Taipei in February, the Korean hasn’t had any good results. Lately he was at least the seventh best player at the Proleague Round 2.
Starcraft 2 World Ranking: Three foreigners in the top10
The surprising element of this months World Ranking are the foreigners though. Three of them managed to get into the top10 which hasn’t happened for years. They benefit of course from the WCS-restrictions concernining korean players but nonetheless it’s a good effort. Lilbow is on World Rank 4 now, closely followed by Snute on rank 5 and Nerchio on rank 10.
With ShoWTimE on rank 11 there had almost been a fourth foreigner among the ten best Starcraft players. The german jumped 53 ranks ahead this months due to winning the WCS Spring Circuit, the most important tournament in May. It was his, Nerchios and MaSas best performance ever in a Starcraft 2 tournament. The third-placed Canadian thus gained 44 ranks and is now on World Rank 30 – which is a new career high for him too.
One famous player leaves the World Ranking
There is another north-american player on new heights: Neeb benefits from his second place at the Dreamhack in Austin and rises to rank 24 in the World Ranking – 25 places higher than the month before which also was the highest he had ever been since. It’s the fourth consecutive career high for Neeb who also was fifth at the WCS Spring Circuit.
Meanwhile there are others that we have to let go: Strelok left the World Ranking this month after being inactive for more than a year. The Ukranian was one of the oldest players in the scene, appearing in the very first World Ranking back in August 2011. In his prime in 2012 he was the 48th best player in the World. His best achievements were a ninth place at WCS Europe 2013 and the NASL Season 2 in 2011.
How is the World Ranking calculated you ask?
The current World Ranking includes 892 players from 55 countries. It is calculated based on tournament success including 23,685 results of 1007 tournaments and leagues. If you want to know more, check our calculations page.