NiKo, S1mple, FalleN Rate All Major Winning CS:GO Teams

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NiKo, S1mple, FalleN Rate All the Major Winning CS:GO Teams

Here are their tier lists for the Major winners!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Highlights
NiKo, s1mple, and FalleN rate all the CS:GO rosters that have won a Major.
A total of 12 Major winning CS:GO teams are included in the tier list, NAVI has been excluded from this rating.
All three of them in their respective tier lists have awarded the Astralis - 2018 roster with the highest tier distinction.

NAVI winning the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 sparked multiple discussions about whether the Ukrainian esports organization had done enough to truly establish their era or not. Along with this, the community also started comparing them to Astralis along with the other previous CS:GO Major winners.

Here is how a few players like Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, and Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, rate all the previous Major winning teams excluding NAVI. They also provide their reasoning behind some of their ratings. Ahead are the complete tier lists shared by the players during an interview with BLAST Premier.

Tier list of all Major winning CS:GO teams by NiKo, s1mple, FalleN

A total of 12 CS:GO Major winners were taken into consideration and accordingly given a rating by the star players. Two of these teams faced each other in the grand finals of the recently concluded Stockholm Major 2021. The twelve Major winning teams along with their roster at that point in time are as follows,

  1. Fnatic - 2013

    JW, flusha, schneider, Devilwalk, pronax

  2. Virtus.pro - 2014

    TaZ, NEO, pashaBiceps, Snax, byali

  3. Ninjas in Pyjamas - 2014

    f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, Xizt, Fifflaren, friberg

  4. Team LDLC - 2014

    NBK-, SmithZz, kioShiMa, shox, Happy

  5. Fnatic - 2015

    JW, flusha, pronax, olofmeister, KRIMZ

  6. Team EnVyUs - 2015

    NBK-, Happy, kioShiMa, kennyS, apEX

  7. Luminosity Gaming - 2016

    FalleN, fer, coldzera, fnx, TACO

  8. SK Gaming - 2016

    FalleN, fer, coldzera, fnx, TACO

  9. Astralis - 2017

    device, dupreeh, Xyp9x, Kjaerbye, gla1ve

  10. Gambit Esports - 2017

    Dosia, AdreN, mou, Zeus, HObbit

  11. Cloud9 - 2018

    Skadoodle, Stewie2K, automatic, RUSH, tarik

  12. Astralis - 2018

    device, dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk

All the three players, NiKo, s1mple, FalleN unanimously awarded the Astralis - 2018 roster with the highest tier distinction. This might have been the easiest decision to make probably because they were the first-ever CS:GO team to achieve a three-peat, winning the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, IEM Katowice Major 2019, and FACEIT Major: London 2018.

S1mple's tier list of all the Major winning CS:GO teams

Here is the complete tier list of all the three players. While s1mple and NiKo chose to distribute the Major winning teams across all the tiers from top to bottom, FalleN has respectfully stacked them all in the top four tiers itself, leaving the bottom three tiers completely empty.

This is certainly a topic of great debate and every single user will have their own versions of their tier list based on personal opinions, preferences and biases. This is what these three players feel, so if you had to chose from between these three tier lists which would you go for?

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.