Top 5 Esports Teams
The most prominent esports teams are the ones that can win large amounts of prize money. These teams are known for their participation in different disciplines such as CS: GO, League of Legends and PUBG.
FaZe Clan is one of the top 5 esports teams that earn the most prize money. They have a great mix of rosters for different games including CS: GO and Rocket League.
T1 is one of the most celebrated League of Legends teams in esports history. They are the only team to win three League of Legends World Championship titles, and they have also competed in other disciplines like Valorant, CS:GO, Overwatch, Fortnite, Hearthstone, and more.
T1’s latest season has been a disappointing one. They fell out of the top four in the 2022 SEA DPC and were unable to qualify for TI11. However, they have still won plenty of matches.
Their roster is led by Faker, who is now a part owner of the team. T1 will look to improve on their mediocre record in the remainder of the season and return to the top five. If they do, it’ll be a remarkable achievement for the organization.
2. G2 Esports
G2 Esports is one of the biggest esports organizations in the world. Its roster has some of the best players in League of Legends, and they have won several titles over the years. The team is currently in a transition period after losing Brokenblade and Jankos to new teams for the 2022 summer split.
The former teammates left their slot to NBK- and bodyy, while Ex6TenZ was replaced by ocelote. The new roster started well and G2 was able to achieve some high places.
Apart from the League of Legends division, G2 Esports has other elite esports teams in different games. They have a Rocket League team that won the RLCS Season 1 world championship and the ELEAGUE Cup in 2017. The women’s Valorant team, G2 Gozen, won the VCT Game Changers Championship.
3. Team SoloMid
The US-based Team SoloMid — often abbreviated as TSM — has a roster of players across the most popular titles in the industry. Their League of Legends squad has won two splits and the Mid-Season Invitational this year, and they’re heading to Worlds. They also have teams in CS:GO, Apex Legends, SMITE, Hearthstone and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.
Previously known as Gamers2, G2 Esports is a huge force to be reckoned with in CS:GO, having won several tournaments and nabbed some top-tier players. They’re also a powerhouse in Apex Legends, and their Rocket League and SMITE teams have done well this year. This organization is also committed to promoting esports and has partnerships with massive brands.
4. FaZe Clan
This esports team has a roster that boasts some of the most popular content creators and influencers in the game. The group’s most famous member is NICKMERCS, who has over 6.2 million followers on Twitch and has endorsement deals with NBA star Ben Simmons and NFL quarterback Kyler Murray.
With a large mix of competitive titles, FaZe Clan has been able to thrive in multiple genres of gaming. The org placed second at the Fortnite World Cup and has won over $3.7 million in prize money this year alone.
In addition to CS:GO, this esports organization has strong teams in other popular games like Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends and Valorant. They recently won the 2021 Call of Duty League Championship. This victory put FaZe Clan at the top of the esports world rankings for this franchise.
5. NRG Esports
Founded in 2016, NRG Esports has been one of the most popular esports organizations in recent years with over 2 billion content views. The North American org has rosters in Valorant, Overwatch and Rocket League including their franchised Overwatch team San Francisco Shock. In addition, the org has a VCT partnered VALORANT squad.
Having made their mark in the summer with a top-four finish at RLCS Season 2, NRG reformed their roster for the winter split. The new lineup saw them win a number of events with only a minor setback in Masters Copenhagen when they finished fifth.
The current roster features a mix of up and coming talent with experienced veterans like FNS, crashies and s0m. They’re currently off to a great start at RLCS 2023 Season 2, and are poised for another big run at the tournament.