Choi ‚Polt‘ Seong Hun is the best player in the Starcraft World Ranking of April. The real surprise is a norwegian guy though.
Polt conquers the top of the Starcraft World Ranking. This was to be expected as the Korean won the WCS Winter Championship in March, which was the biggest tournament of the month. By doing that he not only passed Hydra in the World Ranking but also MC in the alltime ranking of Starcraft 2, making Polt the best player of all time now. Astonishingly this is just the second time though that Polt is on the top of the World Ranking. The last time was in July 2015.
Foreigners impress in the Starcraft World Ranking
The second most successful player in March was Snute. As runner-up of both WCS Winter Championship and the Gold Series International, the norwegian improved by 10 places and is the fifth best player of the Starcraft World Ranking now. This is of course the highest rank he ever had and the first time in ages that two foreigners are among the best ten players – Lilbow is fourth.
It was also a good month for Harstem: The Dutch won the Gold Series, which was the best effort of his career. Consequently he rose from rank 64 to rank 18, naturally the best rank of his career too. Nerchio is the third foreigner that impressed in March. He is on World Rank 15 now after finishing WCS as third and Gold Series as fifth. Rank 15 is not his best though, but the best since May 2013 – almost three years.
Koreans had a lazy month
The usually almighty Koreans meanwhile didn’t play a role in March: While Polt and Hydra (third at WCS) played good and viOLet came in fifth, no Korean tournament was finished. This explains the lack of mentions and the rise of the foreigners.
How is the World Ranking calculated you ask?
The current World Ranking includes 831 players from 55 countries. It is calculated based on tournament success including 22,895 results of 983 tournaments and leagues. If you want to know more, check our calculations page.