- Team Liquid is both one of the largest teams with more than 60 players and one of the most successful.
- A team under the name Fnatic keeps dominating the European League Of Legends scene.
- On the DOta 2 scene, Evil Geniuses are the ones that have been dominating the arena for the largest part of the last 10 years.
While people are still debating whether esports should be considered actual sports, people playing video games for a living are making more money than ever and living like professional athletes. While we won’t even attempt to settle the debate, we will take a look at several of the most successful esports teams in the world currently. These players are incredibly skilled at what they do and have shown amazing discipline and a desire to improve, which got them to where they are right now. Basically the same as “actual” athletes.
Cloud9 are a team with strong performances in games such as League Of Legends and Counter-Strike, even managing to win some major tournaments in those games. They are based in Los Angeles and continue placing high in some other games such as PUBG and Rocket League.
9. Ninjas In Pyjamas
This team started out way back in 2000 as a Counter-Strike clan and were actually completely dominating the Counter-Strike scene for years. Their biggest victories were achieved between 2012 and 2014, but they continue to do extremely well in tournaments. 2019 was a sort of revival for the team, with them earning victories in many major competitions not only in Counter-Strike but also in Dota 2.
8. Team Vitality
Team Vitality are an all-around excellent team, finding great success in many games. Most notably, the team has been snagging victories in tournaments for games such as League Of Legends, Counter-Strike, and Rocket League. That last game was where they managed to achieve the most success, with the team winning several high-profile competitions.
7. Evil Geniuses
Evil Geniuses have been dominating the Dota 2 scene for the majority of the past decade and are looking to continue doing so in the future. They also have new ownership now and have begun expanding more seriously to games such as Counter-Strike. Another interesting fact about this team is that they have several successful players in fighting games such as Street Fighter or Marvel vs. Capcom.
ENCE are a Finnish team that seemingly appeared out of nowhere but ended up doing extremely well in many Counter-Strike tournaments. This is not the only game they are known for; their PUBG team has been getting a lot of wins in competitions as well. All of this is impressive in the esports world. However, ENCE is mostly famous for their success in StarCraft II. Team member Joona “Serral” Sotala has managed to take multiple trophies throughout 2019.
5. G2 Esports
G2 Esports have been causing havoc in the League Of Legends scene, breaking records and almost winning the “grand slam” for this game, only failing at their final tournament of the season. However, they managed to get second place in the World Championship, which is an admirable achievement. They are also doing well in Counter-Strike and Rainbow 6, among other games.
4. NRG Esports
In 2019, NRG Esports made some major changes to their lineup, mostly with the non-gaming personnel. That didn’t stop them from winning tournaments, however. They won several important trophies in Overwatch and Rocket League, while also doing great in Counter-Strike. However, their Counter-Strike team was recently acquired by Evil Geniuses, which might cause them to fall off in this game a bit. However, they have been a staple of the esports world for a long time, and we believe they will continue to do so.
Fnatic continues to dominate the European League Of Legends scene year after year. However, this Swedish team is also successful on the global stage, where they achieved an extremely good result in the World Championship. Their Dota 2 team has been doing worse than usual, but their Counter-Strike team improved and won several trophies in 2019.
2. FaZe Clan
This team started out playing Call Of Duty, and they continue to do well in most shooter games with a military theme. They did not win many first places in 2019, but they had an extremely strong overall performance throughout a large number of games. This makes them one of the most dominant forces in the esports world. They have a good Counter-Strike team, but most recently their most successful branch was in the PUBG scene.
1. Team Liquid
Team Liquid is not only the most successful team on the list but also the biggest one, with over 60 players. They all perform at an above-average standard as well, achieving top scores in games such as Counter-Strike, League Of Legends, Fortnite and PUBG. They lost a large number of Dota 2 players in late 2019, but before that happened they still snagged some wins in Dota 2 tournaments. With quality and quantity, Team liquid is rightfully considered the best esports team in the world by many.