In the latest update on HLTV ranking, NRG has earned the #1 spot on the list, surpassing their compatriot Team Liquid and the Danish giant Astralis. This could be put down to their dominant performance in the CS:GO StarSeries i-League Season 8.

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EG has earned just enough point to edge out Astralis in the HLTV ranking system

EG has recently displayed a great performance throughout the last 3 months. Since the addition of Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz since June, the squad has improved significantly, keenly contesting for a high placing in every tournament they go to.

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NRG or EG has improved significantly with the addition of stanislaw

The race to the IEM Grand Slam

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EG has won the StarSeries i-League Season 8 to become the world's new #1

Most significantly, the squad has managed to win 2 S-tier tournaments: ESL One: New York 2019 and StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 8, giving them the lead in the ESL Grand Slam race. EG is the first one to reach 2 victories in the $1 million Grand Slam by ESL, only 2 wins away from claiming the glorious title. Currently, only Team Liquid and fnatic are the closest with 1 trophy each. Will EG scoop the $1 million title and become the number 3 team in the world to achieve ESL Grand Slam?

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Astralis and Team Liquid have done it, will EG be the #3 to do it as the tradition of the organization?

Meanwhile, the 2 former #1 and #2 Astralis and Team Liquid has recently been quite inactive. They only attend online matches against less established teams and have yet to compete in any LAN tournament. As a result, they both went down a bit in ranking especially Team Liquid.

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Will RG keep up their great performance to win the IEM Grand Slam?

The red-hot Swedish squad fnatic with their runner-up title in the StarSeries i-League Season 8 and the #1 in the DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 has earned them the #3 in the ranking. With the recent addition of 2 old members: Robin ‘flusha’ Rönnquist and Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim, the Swedish giant has improved significantly. However, they have yet to prove themselves more to earn a higher placing in the HLTV ranking as Astralis is still 133 points above.