In the past, posters of professional athletes, such as soccer players, basketball players, tennis players, and many more, graced the walls of teenagers. We can say that this is still the case, but now esports teams are used instead. Esports are just as popular as traditional sports, and even more popular if only the new generation is taken under consideration. So, which are the most popular ones? Which esports teams are being talked about more? Taking into account Tweets and social media posts, we have determined the most popular esports teams for you and listed them below. Before you start esport betting vulkan bet, you should definitely take a look at this list.
|Location||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Owners||Thomas “Temperrr” Oliveira, Yousef “Apex” Abdelfattah, Nordan “Rain” Shat, Brian “Rug” Awadis, Richard “Banks” Bengston, Alexander “Adapt” Prynkiewicz, Kiari “Offset” Cephus|
FaZe was founded by three people in May 2010 and has only played Call of Duty for several years. The clan only broadcasted on YouTube these years. In 2013, it opened its France branch and began to compete in the European leagues of the Call of Duty game. In 2018, 2019 and 2020, multiple FaZe branches were opened in Thailand, Brazil, Canada, and Spain. Today, the original clan in the United States still plays Call of Duty. We can say that the Brazilian branch focuses on Rainbow Six Siege and the Thai branch focuses on PUBG Mobile & FIFA Online. FaZe also plays in Fortnite, Valorant, and CSGO.
Global brands such as Nissan, Verizon, SteelSeries, and Wix are among the clan’s sponsors. FaZe has earned more than $1.5 million from Call of Duty alone to date. Its revenue from CSGO, Fortnite, and PUBG games is more than $6 million. The most well-known players of the clan are rain, Niko, karrigan, Guardian and olofmeister.
|Owners||Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago, Jens Hilgers|
G2 Esports was founded in 2014 under the name “Gamers2” by four players. The founding goal of the clan was to enter the top three in League of Legends, and in the same year, the team managed to reach the second round in the Spring Expansion Tournament. In 2016, the clan finished the EU LCS Spring Split season in the first place, earning the right to play against Fnatic and beat this famous team. In 2015, the team started to participate in CSGO tournaments too by incorporating Team Kinguin.
The clan is currently competing globally in Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, Hearthstone, and Rocket League games. G2 Esports has participated in 427 tournaments to date, with total revenue of more than $7.5 million. The most earning games of the clan are CSGO and League of Legends: approximately 75% of their total income comes from these games. The most recognizable players of the clan are PerkZ, Thijs, shox, kennyS, Jankos, and Wunder.
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Owners||Sam Mathews, Anne Mathews|
Fnatic is one of the most popular and oldest esports teams. The clan was founded in 2004 and made its name mainly through Counter-Strike. (Not the Global Offensive version, but the original Counter-Strike.) The clan, which won the CPL Singapore 2005, quickly began to form teams for other games as well. They started playing World of Warcraft in 2006 and DOTA in 2007. They became the League of Legends World Champion in 2011 and formed a team for almost every esports game in existence. Fnatic plays CSGO, Rainbow Six Siege, DOTA 2, PUBG, Fortnite, and League of Legends and is considered the best esports team in the world, especially in terms of CSGO.
The clan’s sponsors include global brands such as AMD, Twitch, OnePlus, and Chillblast. Fnatic has participated in 929 tournaments to date and has generated nearly $16 million in revenue. CSGO and DOTA are among the clan’s top-earning games, and they earn close to $8 million from these two games alone. The most recognizable players of the clan are JW, Krimz, Flusha, Ohaiyo, Rekkles, and Mushi.
|Location||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Owners||Noah Whinston, Clinton Foy (Immortals)|
MIBR stands for Made In Brazil. Unlike other esports teams, this clan was established as a purely “business”. The clan, founded by Brazilian businessman Paulo Velloso as a business investment, was bought by Immortals, who wanted to create a CSGO team. However, after this acquisition, MIBR has not shown any significant success. The team has participated in 98 tournaments so far, and its total revenue is close to 1.8 million dollars. Its popularity is not because it is so successful: In September 2020, the team’s coach was banned from all sports tournaments, as he was also coaching rival teams. In the same month, two members of the team were expelled from the clan for poor performance. Two more members left the team to protest this decision. Currently, there are only two players within the MIBR, who have recently joined the clan. In other words, the reason for the MIBR’s popularity is due to “scandals”.
Team Liquid was founded in 2001, so it’s considered the oldest sports team. For many years, the team played Starcraft and achieved worldwide success in this game, proving that esports isn’t just about FPS games. The clan merged with Team Curse in 2015 and started playing League of Legends, Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros, and DOTA 2 too. The clan has won The International (DOTA 2) 2017 tournament and the biggest prize in esports history. Team Liquid has a team for almost every esports in existence today. The clan has participated in 1.837 tournaments to date and its total income is approaching 36 million dollars. $22 million of this revenue comes from DOTA 2 alone. Team Liquid sponsors include major brands such as Honda, Alienware, Marvel, Twitch and Monster Energy.