eSports is a sports competition that uses video games. The industry is growing exponentially and that has led to the formation of professional teams that battle it out in the various tournaments. These teams sign up pro players who take home awesome packages, just like most athletes.
This article will highlight some, if not all, of the best teams. Our ranking will majorly base on the total earnings of the teams. However, we may not cover all the squads in this article. The reason is they are very many.
Liquid is one of the best eSports teams in the world. They were founded back in 2000 and is based in the Netherlands. The squad started with four members with the number growing to eight in the following year. Personality and talent were the key things Goossen looked at when he handpicked the members.
Furthermore, the group trains at Alienware training facility. The facility also acts as their eSports headquarters. Besides, it houses non-players including the team’s in-house production studio. The main reason is to bring all departments to work as one.
Cloud9 was founded in 2013 and has gain recognition of being among the best eSports teams since then. The squad is based in Los Angeles California. In 2016, they entered the mobile sports scene by acquiring Nemesis Hydara. Hydara was from Nemesis. In 2014, they acquired DogeHouse enabling it to join the Hearthstone scene.
Cloud9 has had major achievements including the London Spitfire, Rocket League, and the League of Legends. It provides substantial benefits packages for its staff and players. According to the group, it is the best in all categories.
NRG was founded in 2015 and has its headquarters in California. The squad has very talented players whose goal is to build the best group of all time. They were founded by Andy Miller and Mark Mastrov. Later, Shaquille O’Neal, Jimmy Rollins, and Alex Rodriguez came in as investors.
In 2019, they made history after being the first to sign a professional Apex Legends player, Coby “Dizzy’ Meadows. NRG eSports current divisions include Overwatch, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros, and Apex Legends. In 2016, the teams signed a Jersey Native for the Super Smash Bros.
SK Telekom T1
SK Telekom T1 was formed in 2003 and is based in Seoul, South Korea. It is operated by a joint venture of Comcast Spectacor and SK Telekom. The head coach is Kim Jeong-Soo. They have won many leagues, both domestic and international.
The T1 is the only team that has been crowned the world championship three times. Besides, in 2016, the team entered the book of records for being the only one to hold the triple crown. During the 2017 season, two players, Bengi and Duke left the team.
Optic Gaming is a team that was founded in 2006 by OpTiC. However, in 2007, it was taken over by Hector “H3CZ”. It is based in Los Angelas, California. Currently, it is owned by Immortals Gaming Club with the head coach being Pacman.
In 2016, they released a book titled Optic Gaming which came to be the most selling in New York. The book indicated the details and contributions of each individual player to the team. As we speak, the squad is the third most popular and most followed groups on social media.
Evil Geniuses is an eSports team founded back in 1999 and is based in Seattle, Washington, United States. Previously, the group was a member of the G7 Teams association. Most people abbreviate it as EG. It has involved very successful players in competitions such as Call of Duty, Dota 2, League of Legends, and World of Warcraft among others.
In 2019, PEAK6 investment, an investment company based in Chicago, acquired the Evil Geniuses. The group made history in 2015 after winning the International 2015 with its Dota2 squad. This prize payout was the largest at the time.
The above are just a few of the very many eSports teams available. If you are interested in knowing more about the squads, visit their website. There is substantial information on the internet about each and every team. It is worth knowing that spectator interaction is the main reason why many people are interested in eSports games.
Besides, these games are played competitively and prizes are given to the best players of the various teams. If there are no prizes, then the game will not be considered as an eSports game.
Team Liquid has highest overall success with over 1812 tournaments played.
Team Liquid is currently at the number one spot with earnings around $35,389,631.37.
United States with its massive size, amount of players, and teams is at the number one spot now followed by number 2 China and 3 South Korea.