Counter Strike Power Rankings, November 6th

Ben Scott
November 6, 2019

Following the OMEN Challenger Series coming to a close and the Mountain Dew League nearing the end of its season, we are back with another installment of power rankings for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. 

Our Counter-Strike: Global Offensive panelists are:

  • Geordie “Mac” McAleer
  • Mitch “Conky” Concanen
  • Matthew “mattyB” Bowerman
  • Dion “Komodo” Pirotta

1.) Grayhound Gaming (-)

“No real surprises here, but Grayhound remains number one as they continue to tear through both local and international competition. The most recent spoils for the hounds comes off the back of the OMEN Challenger Series, where they took out the competition. They’re a powerhouse, and their ability to continue to improve against the worlds best, proves that the Australasian talent pool is strong.”

- Mitch “Conky” Concanen

Key Achievements:

  • 2-1 vs Alpha Red (OMEN Finals)
  • 2-0 vs Chiefs (OMEN Qualifier)
  • 2-0 vs Genuine (OMEN Qualifier)
  • 2-1 vs ORDER (Zowie Qualifier)

Active Roster: dexter, sico, INS, malta and DickStacy

2.) ORDER (-)

“ORDER certainly have a fair bit of work to do after their 0-2 loss to The Chiefs on LAN at the OMEN Challenger Series if they want to maintain this spot. Although having won the ESL AUNZ Championship despite still adjusting to the new additions of USTILO and Valiance, I am really excited for this new era. Certainly a team that will cause havoc overseas if given the opportunity.”

- Mitch “Conky” Concanen

Key Achievements:

  • 1-2 vs Grayhound (Zowie Qualifier)
  • 2-1 vs Chiefs (Zowie Qualifier)
  • 2-0 vs Avant (Zowie Qualifier)
  • 2-0 vs Chiefs (ESL AUNZ)

Active Roster: emagine, aliStair, hatz, USTILO and Valiance

3.) The Chiefs Esports Club (-)

“Great effort from The Chiefs at the OMEN Challenger Series to show they are really going toe to toe with ORDER for that second position. I personally can’t wait to see how these positions shift coming into the ESL Pro League.”

- Geordie “Mac” McAleer

Key Achievements:

  • 2-0 vs ORDER (OMEN Qualifier)
  • 1-2 vs Grayhound (Zowie Qualifier)
  • 2-0 vs Avant (Zowie Qualifier)
  • 1-2 vs ORDER (EPL S10)

Active Roster: tucks, zewsyy, ofnu, Texta and BL1TZ

4.) Avant Gaming (-)

“Whilst still holding onto that fourth place as the gatekeepers for the top four, Avant have been causing a ruckus recently with their greed. Hopefully turning their back on the scene to have a few more days of practice can get them off their solidified fourth position.”

- Geordie “Mac” McAleer

Key Achievements:

  • 1-2 vs Chiefs (Zowie Qualifier)
  • 2-0 vs Ground Zero (EPL S10)
  • 2-0 vs Catman (EPL S10)
  • 1-2 vs ORDER (ESL AUNZ)

Active Roster: J1rah, hazr, apoc, soju and strerl1ng

5.) Genuine Gaming (-)

“Genuine Gaming have managed to hold onto fifth for now, mostly due to lack of play from teams directly below them. But with a rough patch of form and thes team below them beginning to rise, we could see them drop in the near future.”

- Matthew “mattyB” Bowerman

Key Achievements:

  • 16-11 vs ORDER (MDL)
  • 2-0 vs Paradox (LPL)
  • 2-1 vs Grayhound (DH Malmo)
  • 2-1 vs ORDER (DH Malmo)

Active Roster: Jinxx, stat, apocdud, Skullhunter & Mayker

6.) Ground Zero (new)

“Whilst their roster currently stands with two trial players in the team, they have returned to our power rankings. Having acquired both Noobster and Llamas on trial, there is strong potential that we could once more see this roster challenging the top ranks if the trial is successful.”

- Matthew “mattyB” Bowerman

Key Achievements:

  • 16-13 vs Genuine (MDL)
  • 16-14 vs ORDER (MDL)
  • 16-4 vs mLw (MDL)

Active Roster: bURNRUOk, zeph, void, Llamas & Noobster

7.) Airborne Esports Club (-)

“We haven’t seen a lot of top level play from this team since winning the LPL Pro League, but a top of the table finish puts them in a fantastic position as they head into the ESEA Open Finals.”

- Matthew “mattyB” Bowerman

Key Achievements:

  • 3-1 vs Genuine (LPL)
  • 2-1 vs Paradox (LPL)
  • 2-1 vs SYF (LPL)

Active Roster: pz, smooth_crim, JD, laes and swede

8.) SYF Gaming (+2)

“With SYF Gaming recently besting Genuine Gaming on one of, if not their strongest map, Nuke, we see SYF Gaming bump up in the rankings. It’s great to see that when put into good positions, Ekul is really able to show what he is capable of, and thus, I’ll be sure to keep a watchful eye on SYF.”

- Dion “Komodo” Pirotta

Key Achievements:

  • 22-19 vs PC419 (MDL)
  • 16-11 vs Buckets (MDL)
  • 19-16 vs Genuine (MDL)

Active Roster: urbz, ekul, bedonka, ino and Teal

9.) PC419 (-)

“Still going steady, PC419 add another league title to their name as being the LPL Challenger champions. Sticking together really does pay off, as opposed to always changing rosters. I hope that these guys start to escalate their results more over time.”

- Dion “Komodo” Pirotta

Key Achievements:

  • 16-7 vs Bizarre (MDL)
  • 16-12 vs Jade (MDL)
  • 2-1 vs Ja Rule’s (LPL-C Finals)

Active Roster: Wolfy, Doom, Muzoona, BeeTee and DuckyPanic

10.) MC Esports (new)

“With Catman disbanding, we see MC Esports rise into the ranks with their semi-new roster formerly known as Rewound. There’s no doubt that this roster is filled with experience and that with time, they could do really well. I hope that these guys can start to yield consistent results.”

-  Dion “Komodo” Pirotta

Key Achievements:

  • 16-4 vs Buckets (MDL)
  • 16-12 vs ZOWE (MDL)
  • 19-16 vs Jade (MDL)

Active Roster: Moey, Noisia, Oliff, tot and pnd

Although the Mountain Dew League is nearing its completion, there is plenty of competition ahead with the likes of phase two for ESL Pro League Season 10 Asia-Pacific. Don’t agree with our power rankings? Let us know where you would place the teams. 


  • Photos by ESL / ESL Pro League S8