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September Dust-Off World DotA Allstars Rankings

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

The new Dust-Off World Rankings is out with the closure of ESWC Grand Finals in San Jose recently. The purpose of Dust-Off World Rankings is to create a system to measure team performance over a long period of time. Teams that have competed in a live (LAN) tournament is given a ranking in the World Rankings.

Rankings look like follow:

Rank Team Roster Last Points
1st Internationa- MYM h4nni, merlini, mania, maelk, slahser, pusher, fear 2 (+1) 1150
2nd Sweden SK Akke, Loda, Bogdan, toMpa, hailo, minitito 1 (-1) 1050
3rd Singapore Zenith MUJI, MAG3, KING, TOFU new 1000
4th Internationa- EG Whisper, King, Remstar, hit0mi, Kaiser 3 (-1) 850
4th Malaysia Ks x|aOmA, papaxiong, xiaogui, SakuRa, Hyhy new 850
6th China EHOME -TPD- 10 (+4) 650
7th Russian Fede- VP -TPD- 4 (-3) 500
8th Russian Fede- (WG/VP) Axypa, dendi, jolie, Go[blin], Dendi, Puppey 5T (-3) 250
8th Romania TeG Bird, Rushmeplz, Freezer, s0ny, satelit, function 5T (-3) 250
8th New Zealand MCC -TPD- new 250


The ESWC Grand Finals has just concluded and what a spectacle it turned out to be. There were many surprises during the course of the tournament and what better time for an update to the rankings. This update we see the full power of the rankings at work as they have filled out with a good distribution of European, Asian, and American teams.

Zenith and Kingsurf storm the rankings putting them in a prime position to take over the top spots in the coming months. Meanwhile, MYM takes back the top spot after a poor showing by SK at the ESWC Grand Final. Finally, eHome takes hold of solid footing and MCC makes the cut after solid WCG Asia performances.

Events included in the rankings:

  • WCG Asia 2007 – C Event
  • Fire in Ice 2007 – B Event
  • ASUS Spring Cup 2008 – B Event
  • Dreamhack Summer 2008 – B event
  • ESWC Masters France 2008 – B Event
  • WCG Asia 2008 – B Event
  • WCG Asia 2008 – B Event

The purpose of the ranking system:

DotA is a developing e-sport and in its current form does not have a dedicated system to measure team performance over the long term. The Dust-Off World Rankings system is meant to fill this gap. The ranking is used to gauge the consistency of participating teams in their events and may be utilized in the future to seed events.

How the ranking system works:

All teams that compete in an approved live (i.e. LAN) gaming event will be ranked in the Dust-Off World Rankings. Points are awarded to a team for their final placing in an event.

Event Ranking Criteria

A Event: An international event including players from all three major regions (Americas, Asian/Pacific, and Europe) on par with a “World Championship” event (e.g. ESWC, WCG). Points awarded will be as follows: 1st 1000, 2nd 750, 3rd 500, 4th 250, 5/6th 100, 7/8th 50, 9th-16th 25 Points.

B Event: An event with international representation from two or three of the major regions, but limited participation due to worldwide format constraints or open registration (e.g. Fire & Ice, Dreamhack): 1st 500, 2nd 250, 3rd 100, 4th 50, 5th-8th 25.

C Event: An event with strong regional participation, but lack significant presence from outside regions. (e.g. ECG, Pan-Am Games, Pan-Asia Games): 1st 150, 2nd 75, 3rd 25.

SK-Gaming leads DotA world rankings

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
Sk.Gaming logoDust-Off who cooperate with eMazing-Gaming for the well known Fire and Ice events and a lot more published an update to their DotA world rankings.

After winning the top level tournaments this year, DreamHack Summer 2008 and the ESWC Masters of Paris it was expected that SK-Gaming will lead the rankings of the best DotA teams.

SK.DotA is followed by MeetYourMakers and Evil Geniuses as second and third placed in the world rankings and the other seven teams of the only such ranking in the world are common names in the scene.

Only the Chinese team World Elite, the American team Pandemic and team Cybertime are more or less unknown names in the usual list of high class competitive DotA organisations.

Dust-Off World Rankings: DotA

1. SK-Gaming
2. MeetYourMakers
3. Evil Geniuses
4. Virtus.Pro (now known as
5. Wolk3R-Gaming
6. The elder Gods
7. World Elite
8. Pandemic
9. Rush3D
10. Cybertime

SK-Gaming collected 1.050 points, while the runner up, MYM.DotA only received 650 points for their placings and the 10th placed team Cybertime is far away from attacking the top three in this ranking with only 75 points.