Team Secret has easily defended the top spot in the Dota 2 World Ranking for another month. Others progress though to become a solid challenger one day.
Team Secret leads the Dota 2 World Ranking for the eight month in a row. To achieve this it was enough to be only the 17th best Dota team of April. Secret only participated at ESL One Manila with their new lineup, finishing the tournament on a fifth rank.
Virtus.pro passes Team Empire in the Dota World Ranking
Their closest predator remains Evil Geniuses. But the Americans took a month off of Dota, not playing a single tournament. This will change in May however when we can see them at both Epicenter in Moscow and the WePlayDota League.
This leaves the scenery for other teams to shine: Virtus.pro for example took the fourth World Rank from Team Empire, becoming the best CIS-team in the process. This title belonged to Natus Vincere for a long, long time before they fell into a slump. They are slowly crawling out though. They won the DreamLeague Season 5 League Play and were second at the StarLadder i-League Invitational – resulting in a jump from World Rank 17 to 14 this month.
OG enters the top10 for the first time
A little bit further is OG. The winner of the Frankfurt Major last year improved to their first ever top10 position, pushing MVP Phoenix to the side. One rank behind is Team Liquid who reached the Grand Final of ESL One Manila.
The biggest pots were won by outsiders this month though: Wings Gaming dominated ESL One Manila and improved in the World Ranking by 33 ranks to rank 23. Subsequently they were invited to the Manila Major. As was Vici Gaming Reborn. In theory this is the B-team of Vici Gaming, but the Reborns were the best Dota squad of the month. They won the StarLadder i-League Invitational and were ninth at ESL One Manila. Therefore they also received a direct invite to the Manila Major, while the main team of VG had to go through the Open Qualifiers.
How is the Dota 2 Team World Ranking calculated?
The Dota 2 World Ranking consists of 584 teams from 63 countries this month. 7,169 results of 509 tournaments are included in our database. If you want to learn more about how the World Ranking is calculated, check our calculations page.