Third Dota 2 World Ranking in 2017, third lead for Newbee. The chinese team defends the top position this time without any effort. Someone’s close on their heels though.
Newbee remains the best Dota team in the world for the third month in a row. The chinese didn’t even play any tournament in February but their advantage was big enough to once again lead the Dota 2 World Ranking.
Team Liquid is the best team of the month in the Dota 2 World Ranking
OG is close up though. The team around BigDaddy won the Elimination Mode 3.0 and placed third at SL i-league Season 3, the main event of last month. That gave them 4,000 ranking points, making them the second best team of the month.
A step ahead is Team Liquid who won the SL i-league. It’s their second major title since November and a vital sign of the team after a long slopy summer. It’s definitely the right time to get in shape now. With the Dota Asia Championships and the Kiev Major there are two very important tournament ahead in April.
EG drops to its lowest since September 2014
5,600 ranking points up for Liquid means they stay on World Rank 5 but close the gap to the leading four teams. Next up to catch for them is Evil Geniuses who surprisingly lose two ranks and drop to fourth place this month. This is due to inactivity though. EG didn’t finish any tournament since January but lost ranking points that they had gathered in February of 2016. Back then they won the Captains Draft 3.0 for example. Rank 4 is the lowest rank since September 2014 though for EG.
It’s asian teams that got the attention this month and make their way up through the ranks: Team VG.J for example had their first major appearance with their second place at SL i-league and thus improved to World Rank 20, seven ranks up from last month. Philippines TnC Gaming shared third place with OG at SL i-league and rises from World Rank 22 to 18. It’s a new career high for both organizations. Plus, iG.Vitality, the „B-team“ of Invictus Gaming climbed to World Rank 12, just shy of the Top10 now.
NiP, ppd and Bulba make their comebacks
There are some famous newcomers (or comeback-teams) this month too: Team Onyx, the American powerhouse with star players Dubu and BuLba enters the World Ranking on rank 126. wanted with former EG-star ppd and MVP-player QO is new on rank 223. Plus, the Ninjas in Pyjamas are back. The signing of the former Escape Gaming-lineup brings NiP back to World Rank 218. It’s a long way up to rank 8, the former high of the organization.
How is the Dota 2 World Ranking calculated?
The Dota 2 World Ranking consists of 529 teams from 66 countries this month. 9,378 results of 642 tournaments are included in our database. If you want to learn more about how the World Ranking is calculated, check our calculations page.