Top Gaming Teams
Top Performing Teams Worldwide (List Updated 25/01/23)
Top gaming teams compete in various esports tournaments and leagues around the world. These teams are made up of professional gamers who have honed their skills and strategy over many years of practice and competition.
These teams are often sponsored, train and prepare to the highest skill levels. Top teams are often well known for their skill and technique, and their matches are closely watched by esports fans. Popular teams include Fnatic, FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, and Cloud9, all of which have achieved major success in various esports tournaments.
The list below highlights some of the top gaming teams worldwide for some of the most popular games.
League of Legends – Top 10
(2) DWG KIA
(4) EDward Gaming
(5) Hanwha Life Esports
Hanwha Life Esports (HLE) is a South Korean esports organization based in Seoul, owned by Hanwha Life Insurance.
(6) Royal Never Give up
Royal Never Give Up is a Chinese esports organisation mostly known for their success in League of Legends.
(7) FunPlus Phoenix
FunPlus Phoenix (also known as FunPlus X or FPX) is a Chinese esports organization owned by FunPlus.
(8) LNG Gaming
LNG Esports (stands for Li-Ning Gaming) is a Chinese multi-game esports organization founded in 2011.
(9) Cloud 9
Cloud 9, based in North America, is a 4-time NA LCS champion, 6 time runner up and a one time Worlds semi-finalist.
(10) MAD Lions
MAD Lions is a Spanish team formed in 2017 by Jorge Schnura and Marcos Eguillor. It was acquired by OverActive Media in 2019 and joined the LEC to replace Splyce in 2020.
Valorant – Top 10
Acend was established in Valorant with the remnants Raise Your Edge Gaming, and quickly rose to the top of European competition, winning multiple regional titles.
(2) Gambit Esports
Gambit Esports entered VALORANT on September 28th, 2020. They quickly established themselves as one of the top CIS teams, and have since won the region's VCT events a total of 3 times.
Formed in 2020, Sentinels is an American esports organization based in Los Angeles.
(4) Team Liquid
Liquid concluded their undefeated run through the Valorant champs group stage with a stunning victory against Sentinels.
(5) Vision Strikers
Vision Strikers is a Korean Valorant team formed by a roster of former CS:GO players known as MVP PK.
Fnatic is a professional esports organization based in London, United Kingdom. On February 3, 2021, Fnatic entered VALORANT by signing SUMN FC.
(7) NUTURN Gaming
NUTURN Gaming is a Korean Valorant team operated by NUTURN CORP.
(8) KRÜ Esports
KRÜ Esports is an Argentine organization focused on esports and content creation scenes.
Australs is a professional organization founded in July 2020.
(10) Team Vikings
Team Vikings is a Brazilian esports organization owned by professional soccer players João Pedro and Kaique Rocha.
CS:GO – Top 10
(1) FaZe Clan
FaZe Clan is an American professional esports and entertainment organization founded in May 2010 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
(2) Natus Vincere
On 7 November they won their first CS:GO Major, PGL Stockholm 2021, defeating G2 Esports 2-0.
(3) G2 Esports
G2 Esports played en route to the playoffs, but they displayed the quality that recently earned them a silver medal at the PGL Stockholm Major.
(4) Team Vitality
Team Vitality is a French esports organization which entered Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in early October 2018.
Heroic is a Danish organization that is most known by its Counter-Strike subdivision. The tag Heroic appeared on the competitive stage in 2013
(6) Gambit Esports
Gambit Esports (formerly known as Gambit Gaming) is a Russian professional esports organization owned by MTS, a Moscow-based telecommunications company.
(7) Ninjas in Pyjamas
Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP) is a professional esports organisation based in Sweden that is best known for its Counter-Strike teams.
Astralis is a Danish esports organization founded in January 2016. It is partially owned by players of the former Danish Team SoloMid/Team Questiomark lineup.
(9) Team Liquid
Team Liquid is a professional esports organization founded in the Netherlands in 2000.
Virtus.pro (often abbreviated to VP) is a Russian professional esports organization, mostly famous for their teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2.
Call of Duty – Top 10
(1) Minnesota Rokkr
(2) Toronto Ultra
Ultra finished second in the CDL regular season standings and earned a runners-up placing at the CDL Playoffs in August.
(3) Chicago Optic
OpTic Chicago is an American professional Call of Duty League esports team based in Chicago.
(4) Dallas Empire
Dallas Empire is the team representing Dallas, Texas, United States, in the Call of Duty League
(5) Los Angeles Thieves
Los Angeles Thieves is one of the two official Call of Duty League franchise teams of Los Angeles, United States. It is owned and operated by 100 Thieves.
(6) Seattle Surge
The Seattle Surge is an American professional Call of Duty League esports team based in Seattle, Washington.
(7) FaZe Clan
One of the most iconic teams, FaZe Clan is an esports organization based in the United States. They began as a YouTube sniping clan before their first competitive roster in Modern Warfare 3.
(8) New York Sublimers
The New York Subliners are an American professional Call of Duty League esports team based in New York City.
(9) Los Angeles Guerrillas
The Los Angeles Guerrillas is an American professional Call of Duty League esports team based in Los Angeles.
(10) Florida Mutineers
The Florida Mutineers is an American professional Call of Duty League esports team based in Florida.
Dota 2 – Top 10
(1) Team Spirit
Team Spirit is a Russian esports organization based in Moscow. Founded in 2015.
The team won its first title under the partnership at Epicenter XL, beating Team Liquid 3-1 in the grand finals.
(3) Team Secret
Team Secret is an esports team based in Europe formed in 2014, best known for their Dota 2 team.
(4) Invictus Gaming
League of Legends — Invictus Gaming is a Chinese multi-game esports organization founded in 2011 by businessman Wang Sicong.
Virtus.pro (VP) is an esports organization based in Russia. Founded in 2003.
(6) Vici Gaming
Vici Gaming is one of the top professional esports organizations in China.
OG is a professional esports organisation based in Europe. Formed in 2015, they are best known for their Dota 2 team who won the International 2018 and 2019 tournaments.
T1 (formerly SK Telecom T1) is a professional esports organization. Originally founded in Korea in 2002.
Fnatic is a professional gaming organization with registered offices in England, Australia and the Netherlands. Fnatic is considered as a European team.
(10) Quincy Crew
Quincy Crew is a North American team originally assembled to compete in the 2018/19 Dota Pro Circuit. The team was later reformed to compete in the 2019/20 Dota Pro Circuit.