Natus Vincere climbed six points in the updated HLTV rankings after appearing in the ESL One Cologne 2019 semifinal and took the seventh line. There were also changes in the first three – ENCE eSports lost its place in the top 3 Team Vitality and Astralis.
NRG Esports bypassed FaZe Clan and got into the top-5, and FURIA eSports and G2 Esports lost by one position – the eighth and ninth lines, respectively. North left the top ten and is located on the 11th place. Ninjas in Pajamas, MIBR and Fnatic ranked 12th to 14th. AVANGAR dropped to 21 positions, and BIG returned to the top 25.
ESL One Cologne 2019 was held from 2 to 7 July in Germany. 16 teams raffled off $ 300,000. Ninjas in Pajamas won the Natus Vincere playoffs, but failed to cope with Team Liquid. In the final, the team from North America beat Vitality with a score of 3:1.