Ranking the Women’s CS:GO Teams ahead of the DreamHack Showdown

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Hello, friends- We know HLTV keeps a ranking of the (top) teams in the world, but there doesn’t seem to be one for female CS:GO teams. So I decided to make one ahead of the DreamHack Showdown in Valencia.

Ranking – July 1, 2019

After six months of action, here’s how the teams stack up based on their performance:

Rank Team Points
1 CLG Red 3,037
2 Dignitas 2,758
3 Copenhagen Flames 1,841
4 Lazarus 853
5 Beşiktaş 827
6 Plan-B 796
7 Monolith 702
8 ex-REXO 665
9 IDEMO 611
10 Carnage 310
11 paiN 309
12 Benekt 282
13 Vodafone Giants 277
14 Galacticans 211
15 Unity 200
16 WGR XF Iberia 177
17 7PM 156
17 FOREVER 21 156
17 Orange.Sphynx 156
20 Good Question 153
21 Singularity 140
22 ISO Esports 106
23 space jam 101
24 Team-Ingame 96
25 ROG.Female 92
26 RunningInPanic 80
27 Team Saiprah 78
28 Aquila 72

About the Ranking System

I only looked at events in 2019, but going forward I’ll look at a 365-day window.

Teams

I only included 28 teams in this first version of the ranking. There are more teams and I have recorded their results as well, but they haven’t played frequently enough to warrant a position in the ranking yet.

Events & Points

These are the events I’ve included in the points ranking so far:

Event Event Edition Event Stage Type Points Criteria Points
Intel Challenge Katowice 2019 Invitation None Invitation 80
Intel Challenge Katowice 2019 Qualifier Online Qualification 160
Intel Challenge Katowice 2019 Group Stage LAN Match Win 120
Intel Challenge Katowice 2019 Playoffs LAN Match Win 240
Intel Challenge Katowice 2019 Third Place Match LAN Match Win 180
Intel Challenge Katowice 2019 Final LAN Match Win 480
ESEA Season 30 – Main League Online Match Win 100
ESEA Season 30 – Advanced League Online Match Win 120
ESEA Season 30 – Main Playoffs Online Match Win 150
ESL Women’s Open Spring 2019 Group Stage Online Match Win 25
ESL Women’s Open Spring 2019 Playoffs Online Match Win 50
ESL Women’s Open Spring 2019 Final Online Match Win 100
Women’s Esport League Season 1 – Division 1 League Online Match Win 60
Women’s Esport League Season 1 – Division 2 League Online Match Win 40
Women’s Esport League Season 1 – Division 3 League Online Match Win 20
Women’s Esport League Season 1 – Division 4 League Online Match Win 10
Women’s Esport League Season 1 – Division 1 Playoffs Online Match Win 80
Women’s Esport League Season 1 – Division 1 Final LAN Match Win 160
Women’s Esport League Season 1 – Division 1 Qualifier Online Match Win 60
Women’s Esport League Season 1 – Division 2 Qualifier Online Match Win 30
Women’s Esport League Season 1 – Division 3 Qualifier Online Match Win 15
WESG 2018-2019 Qualifier Online Qualification 100
WESG 2018-2019 Group Stage LAN Map Win 40
WESG 2018-2019 Playoffs LAN Match Win 90
WESG 2018-2019 Third Place Match LAN Match Win 60
WESG 2018-2019 Final LAN Match Win 180
Copenhagen Games 2019 Group Stage LAN Match Win 60
Copenhagen Games 2019 Playoffs LAN Match Win 120
Copenhagen Games 2019 Final LAN Match Win 240
WINNERS League Season 2 – Invite Group Stage Online Match Win 100
DreamHack Showdown Valencia 2019 Invitation None Invitation 80
DreamHack Showdown Valencia 2019 Qualifier Online Qualification 160
ESEA Season 31 – Open League Online Match Win 40
ESEA Season 31 – Main League Online Match Win 80
ESEA Season 31 – Advanced League Online Match Win 100
ESL Women’s Open Summer 2019 Group Stage Online Match Win 25
ESL Women’s Open Summer 2019 Playoffs Online Match Win 50
GIRLGAMER Festival World Finals 2019 Qualifier LAN Qualification 80

Some events are still on-going, such as the ESL Women’s Open Summer 2019. Points will continue to be gained by the teams that are still active.

If your team participated in an event that’s not included, please let me know.

Linear Degradation

The HLTV ranking prioritizes recent results (last three months). The women’s circuit doesn’t offer enough events for me to focus on a three-month window.

Instead, I decided to take a full year as a window. This means that results degrade over a period of a year with the degradation being linear over that period.

Example

Today is July 1, 2019. The Copenhagen Games Final took place on April 20. That is 71 days ago.

If you divide 71 by 365, you get 0.195 (or 19.5%). If you deduct that from 100%, you get 80.5%. As a result, the points CLG Red got from winning CPH Games count for 80.5% today.

Under Development

This ranking system is new and still under development. I’ve tried to keep it as simple and fair as possible, but I understand that it’s not perfect.

Any feedback on the system is appreciated, and if you have suggestions, please let me know.

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