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Dominik Petermeier

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Top 5: The Most Successful eSports Teams in the World

In numerous competitions of different eSports games the participants fight for high amounts of prize money. But they do not do this alone. For competitive eSport, teams are formed that compete in one or more games against other teams. As in every sport, there are also teams in eSport that stand out through outstanding performances and can concede great successes. This is the ranking of the top 5 most successful eSports teams in the world according to earned prize money.

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5th Place: Virtus.pro

Virtus.pro does not achieve its good position in this ranking by winning a few major championships like many other teams, but instead was able to add up its prize money of $15.956.049 through regular successes. The team has been active in professional eSports since 2012, has been regularly appearing in the Dota 2 The International Championships since 2015, and has already won several ESL One championships of the popular MOBA with first place. These are the most successful game titles of Virtus.pro:

  • Dota 2: $10.202.985
  • CS:GO: $4.046.690
  • Counter-Strike: $364.412

4th Place: Fnatic

Unlike most of the other teams in the rankings, Fnatic not only gets the bulk of its earned prize money in Dota 2, but its League of Legends team also appears in the League of Legends World Championships as Europe's hope against the apparent superiority of the teams from the Korean and Chinese servers from.  The team has already won a total of $16,227,772 in prize money. However, Fnatic is most successful in tournaments of the tactical first-person shooter CS:GO, where the team has repeatedly achieved good results, such as winning the WESG 2017 CS:GO Male category. These are the achieved prize money in the individual game titles:

  • CS:GO: $4.719.896
  • Dota 2: $4.138.469
  • League of Legends: $2.901.706
Fnatic competing at the Starladder iLeague Championship 2016 in Belarus.

3rd Place: Evil Geniuses

The eSports Team Evil Geniuses has participated in over 60 different championships, but has won over 80 percent of its total prize money in a single game title: Dota 2, the popular MOBA known for paying out the highest winnings in its championships. With a consistently high ranking in The International Championships in recent years and good success in Call of Duty tournaments, Evil Geniuses' total prize money is $24.655.433. These are the achieved prize money in the individual game titles:

 

  • Dota 2: $20.246.670
  • CS:GO: $974.450
  • StarCraft II: $785.050

2nd Place: OG

So close and yet so far. With $34.546.223 and earned prize money, OG is only just behind the first place and ends up on place 2 ranking of the most successful eSports teams of all times. What's special about OG: The relatively young team has earned almost all of its earnings, a total of $33,658,036, in just one single game title. Originally founded under the name (monkey) Business by the most successful eSports professional of all time Johan Sundstein, the team has achieved impressive successes in Dota 2 under its new name in recent years. This includes for example the first place at the Dota 2 The International Championships 2018 and 2019. These are the achieved prize money in the individual game titles:

 

  • Dota 2: $33.917.126
  • CS:GO: $62.250.00
  • Super Smash Bros: $6.847.46
Stage of the CS:GO BLAST Pro Series Moscow 2019.

1st place: Team Liquid

With $37.327.690 in prize money earned, Team Liquid has reached the first place in the ranking and is therefore the most successful eSports Team 2021. And this is not surprising: With successes from a total of 1837 tournaments, Team Liquid has by far the most experience in professional eSports of all eSports teams in the world. But not only the number of championships is above average for Team Liquid, also the number of teams and games the team competes in is comparatively high. So far a total of 37, to be exact. These are the most successful of them:

  • Dota: $23.026.431
  • Counter-Strike: $4.970.175
  • StarCraft II: $1.527.587
  • Fortnite: $1.269.375
  • League of Legends: $1.100.463
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