Newbee is the best team in the Dota 2 World Ranking of January 2017. The chinese squad easily passed Evil Geniuses, OG and Team Liquid.
Newbee leads the Dota 2 World Ranking of January 2017. The chinese team improved by four ranks compared to last months ranking. They managed this by winning the Dota2 ACE – Provisional, the Dota2 Professional League Season 2 and being runner-up at the China Top tournament. It’s the first time that Newbee leads the World Ranking and they are the first asian team since Vici Gaming in July 2015 to do so.
Newbee at the top means that Evil Geniuses once again drop down to rank 2. Nevertheless it’s the 28 consecutive month that EG is among the two best Dota teams in the world. That’s simply outstanding considering they achieved it with multiple lineups.
Evil Geniuses on an impressive streak
Meanwhile OG stays on rank 3 and Wings Gaming on rank 4. It’s Team Liquid that drops from rank 2 to 5 this month. They didn’t play any tournament in December after failing to qualify for the Boston Major. They won’t be in the finals of ESL One Genting in January too. Hard times for KuroKys team.
The winter months are often dominated by chinese tournaments which is why some more teams from there are on the rise. iG.Vitality for example jumps to World Rank 13 after winning the World Cyber Arena. Team VG.J even rises by 64 ranks to World Rank 27 by winning the Dota2 Professional League Season 2 – Secondary. Note that this teams only exists for three months. We Are Young (+40 ranks to WR 41) and Indias best Dota team Beyond Infinity (+69 ranks to WR 66) are also worth mentioning here.
‚member NIP? They leave the Dota 2 World Ranking
And then there are two famous leavers this month: Ninjas in Pyjamas are not longer counted in the Dota 2 World Ranking since the team hasn’t played any tournament in the past 12 months. NIP was the eigth best in the world back in January of 2015 and brought players like Limmp and Handsken to the scene. Both are now part of Alliance. Also the Monkey Freedom Fighters are gone for the same reason as NIP. The first major team of Yapzor and 237. of SingSing excelled at the ASUS ROG Dreamleague of winter 2015.
How is the Dota 2 World Ranking calculated?
The Dota 2 World Ranking consists of 521 teams from 66 countries this month. 9,053 results of 624 tournaments are included in our database. If you want to learn more about how the World Ranking is calculated, check our calculations page.