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CS rankings: Fx on 2010 season's podium!

Napisał lecho, 17/12/2010 17:55



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1st place Natus Vincere - 1026 points

Arsenyi "ceh9" Trynozhenko
Ioan "Edward" Sukhariev
Yegor "markeloff" Markelov
Sergii "starix" Ishchuk
Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko
IEM IV
Arbalet Eu
DH Summer
ESWC
Arbalet Dallas
GameGune
GC Shanghai
ASUS Summer
WCG
WEM
DH Winter
The leaders of 2010. Their story repeats the Cindirella fairytale in a gaming way, nearly exactly reproducing what Pentagram G-Shock did in 2006. The difference is that Ukrainians are happy to have multimillionaire's support which makes living, practicing and earning money together possible. Thanks to that markeloff and his colleagues could fully develop their talents. As a result of that all major titles of the Counter-Strike world were unified for the first time.

At the beginning of the year Na'Vi was nearly unstoppable - they steamrolled through every opponent. During the season their advantage systematically shrank, but they always managed to do the step ahead their rivals. It's interesting that apart from dominating global CS they weren't as succesfull at their domestic scene. In Ukrainian or Russian tournaments Na'Vi doesn't win that easy. Big question lies ahead - how the team will handle the pressure of defending the 2010 titles? It surely won't be easy. The rivals are growing stronger and have plenty of time to work out Na'Vi's 2010 winning way.





2nd place fnatic - 778,5 points

Patrik "cArn" Sattermon
Harley "dsn" Orwall
Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
Bjoern "threat" Pers (Rasmus "GuX" Stahl)
IEM IV
Arbalet Eu
DH Summer
ESWC
GameGune
GC Shanghai
e-Stars
Beat IT!
WEM
DH Winter
Do they hoped for more after fantastic 2009 season? Surely they did, especially when it comes to winning big titles which fnatic still waits for. But just like before, when teams like mTw, mousesports or arch-rivals from Polish "Golden Five" kept crossing their way, this season fnatic couldn't succesfully deal with Na'Vi. Both were putting a great battle of dominance in the beginning of the year, but eventually the Swedes collapsed and even reverting to winning 2009 lineup didn't brought them dreamed WCG gold medals.

But there's no reason of telling heresies about fnatic's weak season. The Swedes still managed to win thrice and scored two more podiums. They were the only team which managed to beat Na'Vi in the final match (Arbalet Cup Europe) and generally had proved their position. It wasn't enough for the players, nor the organization though. In 2011 we will see totally new fnatic, on paper theoretically weaker - but who knows what cArn and dsn will develop.





3rd place Frag eXecutors - 701 points

Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski
Mariusz "Loord" Cybulski
Filip "Neo" Kubski
Jarosław "pasha" Jarzabkowski
Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas
IEM IV
Gathering
Arbalet Eu
ESWC
GameGune
e-Stars
WCG
WEM
DH Winter
It's always most difficult to rate ourselves. Especially when you have to be objective. Let's be honest - first half of the year was pretty hopeless for Fx. Our players looked like a bunch of toothless little tigers. But when everyone started to say that "The Golden Five" is done or kept criticizing pasha's performances, something clicked in and the team's game started to rise. During the summer the G5 finally started to play their own CS. The turning point seemed to be GameGune where mighty Na'Vi's finally collapsed under Frag eXecutors' pressure.

Our players realised that they can still be a force to reckon with in the world of competetive Counter-Strike. Also pasha finally believed in himself and now nobody can say that Jarek isn't the same level as the others. It resulted in winning the e-Stars and making a tremendous show in Los Angeles ended with bronze. No other team out there holds three World Cyber Games medals. Together with Na'Vi and fnatic we've formed the big trio which kept fighting for victories between themselves. Also we've dominated our domestic competition like never before. Fourth place finish at DreamHack was somewhat disappointing but we can boldly assume that in 2011 Frag eXecutors will be back for good.





4th place mTw - 613 points

Alexander "ave" Holdt
Olivier Ari "Minet" Minet
Christoffer "Sunde" Sunde (Timm "ArcadioN" Henriksen)
Martin Alexander "trace" Bang Heldt
Danny "zonic" Soerensen
IEM IV
Arbalet Eu
DH Summer
ESWC
Arbalet Dallas
WCG
DH Winter
The Danes place just outside the podium after a difficult but still decent year, surely a lot better than the previous one in which they didn't look like the 2008 winners. They brought medals from both ESWC and WCG, putting a serious effort for gold in LA losing to Na'Vi only in the extra time of the last map. Still, before Arbalet Cup Europe it didn't looked like an uphill for mTw. In Stockholm the Danes benefitted from relatively easy bracket, same in LA. But you also need luck in esports - this time it was on their side.

They've snubbed all of the invite events, but everytime they attended a tournament, always performed well. Who knows, maybe they were the most consistent team of 2011 alongside Na'Vi? They've missed the podium only in two out of seven appearances. But also we have to say that it wasn't this good old mTw with Sunde's magical AWP or phenomenal offensive entries from zonic or trace. The way how they realised their own weaknesses showed especially in the WCG finals when mTw constantly kept searching for new possibilites to surprise. Finally they've decided to change players. Their year ended at second place in Jonkoping, the next year they will surely want to add some flames to their efficiency.





5th place SK Gaming - 581,5 points

Jimmy "allen" Allen
Johan "face" Klasson
Rasmus "GuX" Stahl (Andreas "moddii" Frid)
Robert "RobbaN" Dahlstrom (Marcus "Delpan" Larsson)
Dennis "walle" Wallenberg
IEM IV
Arbalet Eu
DH Summer
ESWC
Arbalet Dallas
WCG
WEM
DH Winter
Extremely anxious and rather unsuccesfull year for SK. A promising start at IEMIV, but since then the team was on a downhill ride. It seemed like ESWC could be their redemption. Apart from scoring silver medal it wasn't the case. Mainly because like mTw on WCG in Paris SK had a little luck with the bracket, but also their loss to Na'Vi was convincing and it didn't left a single doubt about who is the better team. The result was the GuX scandal and searching for the strongest possible lineup which could bring them back to winning track. They decided to stick to moddii.

But until the end of the year they didn't even smell the taste of a podium. In fact their best tournament was the World Esports Masters in which they've played with Delpan instead of RobbaN. The team clearly lacked character. They failed to get the job done in Hangzhou and in Los Angeles with Frag eXecutors. Also the players weren't showing the game they used their supporters and managers to. Finally everyone had lost their patience and we had a major revolution at SK Gaming. The new team will need to stop the side's constant approximation to a train market "midfield runners".





6th place WeMade FOX - 571 points

Sung Jae "bail" Lee
Min-So "glow" Kim
Seungwook "lsw" Lee (Bum Gi "peri" Jung)
Kun-chul "solo" Kang
Sun Ho "termi" Pyun
IEM IV
Arbalet Eu
ESWC
GC Shanghai
e-Stars
Beat IT!
WCG
WEM
Another good year by the FOX-es proving their aspiration to world's elite. Switching lsw to peri really "made the FOX" and provided them new quality. Finally not only bail and "Korean Neo" solo could win them a round on their own. They had played very well at e-Stars Seoul and World Esports Masters was their first long dreamed international victory.

Also they've proven that no one can play de_inferno on their level. But they would probably exchange both Fx wins in Hangzhou on a single one in LA. They will also regret mediocre performance at IEM Shanghai and loss to compLexity at ESWC. It led to FOX-es being suprisingly kicked out of the tournament outside the top eight. This sum of small mistakes added to the fact they don't show in Europe too often still leaves them as a aspiring team, not a constant contender like ones of Na'Vi, fnatic or Fx.





7th place Lions - 548 points

Emil "FYRR73" Karlsson
Frej "kHRYSTAL" Sjostrom
Niklas "niko" Johansson
Markus "pronax" Wallsten (Bjoern "threat" Pers)
Richard "Xizt" Landstrom
Gathering
Arbalet Eu
DH Summer
ESWC
Arbalet Dallas
ASUS Summer
Beat IT!
WCG
DH Winter
My biggest headache of the ranking. I've decided to sum their points up with the previous one won by majority of the team for H2k Gaming. I think that looking from the season's perspective this is the right way to show how this specific group of players place among the others. In almost indentical lineup (with pronax instead of threat) they placed second on DreamHack Summer which was one of 2010's major upsets. After a decent showing at ESWC and fourth place in Arbalet Dallas they decided to join Lions.

In the meantime the team benefitted with fnatic sidelining threat. It fruited with another good display and a victory at ASUS Summer 2010. But let's remember that the job of eliminating Na'Vi was done by the Kazakhs of k23. The Ukrainians made it up in LA by beating Lions twice to two rounds. But the Swedes ended the season strongly by pushing us out of the DreamHack podium. Their players were constantly maturing over the season which effected in Xizt's transfer to fnatic. With GuX in their lineup they can become Sweden's second force of 2011.





8th place Evil Geniuses - 464 points

Danny "fRoD" Montaner
Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen (Travis "tuBBy" Bechtol)
Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert
Tyler "Storm" Wood
Matt "Warden" Dickens (Derek "dboorn" Boorne)
IEM IV
Arbalet Eu
ESWC
Arbalet Dallas
Beat IT!
WCG
WEM
The sole American team in the top of the table. They've left rivals compLexity behind for good which eventually ended with Jason Lake signing the Brazilian lineup. But we must remember that EG wouldn't be so succesfull without lurppis' leading. WCG 2010 shown how worthy is the Finn for Geniuses. On the other hand even with him EG failed at ESWC.

Still their group in Paris (Fx, mTw, mouz) was horribly difficult and drawing with mousesports isn't a result you should be ashamed of. Their only podiums came in Beijing and on home soil in Dallas while on other ocasions they've placed in the upper half of the field and this marks former CS: Source champions' current capabilities.





9th place mousesports - 314,5 points

Antonio "cyx" Daniloski (Christian "Blizzard" Chmiel)
Fatih "gob b" Dayik
Navid "Kapio" Javadi
Roman "roman" Ausserdorfer
Manuel "tixo" Makohl
IEM IV
Arbalet Eu
ESWC
Arbalet Dallas
GameGune
Since the very beggining of the season mices showed good, stable form. On few occasions (IEM IV, Arbalet Cup or even ESWC) they simply lacked some luck. When the Germans placed second in Dallas after serious fight with Na'Vi (extra time on dust2) it seemed that their fortune turned around and they will join the title hunt in the second half of the year. These hopes vanished however after cyx's fatal accident before the IEM Global Challenge in Shanghai.

It eventually caused the team's split, although they still managed to finish their domestic season with Christian "Blizzard" Chmiel in the lineup. But they didn't appear in any other international competition. As for now mouz is trying to set up new Counter-Strike team. Time will tell if it will be equally successful.





10th place Meet Your Makers - 262,5 points

Dmitri "Hooch" Bogdanov (Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov)
Roman "ROMKJE" Makarov
Magerram "mAger" Akhmedov (Eduard "ed1k" Ivanov)
Alexander "Xek" Zobkov
Andrey "Xoma" Mironenko (Sergey "FoX" Stolyarov)
Gathering
Arbalet Eu
ESWC
e-Stars
ASUS Summer
WCG
First UNiTED, Russia, then [u.s.b] and finally the sensational move to Meet Your Makers. This is how the season looked from the perspective of this top Russian squad, however their performances were overshadowed by Ukrainian neighbours. It's hard to say that the Russians impressed with anything. They've been constantly playing their game but apart from some sparks in less important tournaments (2nd place at The Gathering) it seems like they didn't pay out the chance that MYM gave to them.

That's where the decision to change the lineup came from. The Stolyarov brothers are keen to bring new quality to their game and be the factor which will help them in putting a more serious fight in 2011. The beginning of the year will be very important. They will either prove their potential and keep developing as a team or will be overtaken by other young teams such as eSahara, who will gladly enjoy the support of a stable organization for themselves.




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