This week’s HLTV CSGO Global Ranking changes see BIG Clan make a massive leap into the top 30 after their success at DreamHack Open Leipzig. After a weak 2019 season, BIG Clan made two major roster changes by bringing on Nils “k1to” Gruhne and Florian “syrsoN” Rische. In turn, however, they dropped re-signed AWPer Owen “smooya” Butterfield. Additionally, Renegades move up four places after losing the Leipzig final against BIG.

#22: BIG break back into top 30 in impressive fashion

The aforementioned changes to BIG’s roster have reaped benefits. BIG have finally managed to win a respectable LAN event after a major dry spell on their resume. On top of that, the German squad has kicked off 2020 in the best way possible. BIG swept all teams at DreamHack Open Leipzig, and didn’t drop a single map in the tournament.

The likes of Virtus.pro, Renegades, and Heroic did not stand a chance against the reborn German formation. The victory also automatically secured a spot for the team at DreamHack Masters Jönköping in June.

BIG’s victory has made them jump a stunning 24 spots in HLTV’s Global Ranking. BIG Clan sit tight at spot #22.

#20: Renegades move up four spots

Renegades came into this tournament with a new roster, namely the ex-Greyhound team, after losing their original roster to 100 Thieves. Additionally, the new Renegades team recently swapped out Ollie “DickStacy” Tierney for another Australian CSGO player, Jordan “Hatz” Bajic.

The new formation went on to reach the final of DreamHack Open Leipzig, but were ultimately no match against BIG. Despite their loss in the finale, their performance was enough to impress many and receive a more-than-decent boost in the Global Rankings.

What do you think of this week’s HLTV Global Ranking changes? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments. As always, remember to follow us at Daily Esports for all your latest CSGO and esports news.

Naim Rosinski
A casual and semi-competitve Counter-Strike fanatic that indulges in following the esports scene. Attended IEM Katowice 2019 as press and has a passion for esports, tech and traditional sports. When I'm not outside, I'm on my PC following the world of esports, popping headshots in CSGO, or developing a world-class team from scratch in eFootball PES.

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