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When will Astralis stop being the number one ranked CS:GO team?
HLTV's rankings are a widely-accepted measure of the best teams in competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, updated weekly and generated without human intervention.
From the website:
The world ranking is based on teams' achievements over the past year (with severe decay in points throughout each month), recent form over the last 2 months and performance at the last 10 LAN events.
All of that is predicated around a 3-man core each team is required to have in order to retain their past points. Online matches and tournaments are included, but with a diminishing factor which means they cannot make a big difference among the top teams, and mainly serve to put new teams on the map.
On April 23, 2018, the Danish team Astralis became the #1 ranked team in these rankings after winning a high-level tournament that had every one of the top 10 teams in the ranking in attendance. They have continued to be ranked #1 every week since, for a total of 36 straight weeks as of this writing. This is the longest streak since the beginning of the ranking.
This question asks: at what date will the #1 team in HLTV's rankings will be:
1) Not called Astralis
2) Not containing at least 3 players from the previous week's Astralis roster. (This provision exists because if the players leave the organization or the organization rebrands to a different name, the same team is still #1.)
Question resolves ambiguously if HLTV stops their weekly rankings before this happens. Currently, the players in Astralis go under the nicknames: xyp9x, dupreeh, gla1ve, device and magisk.
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