ESTNN takes a look at some of the best CSGO teams in gaming history.
CSGO is one of the biggest esports in the world and certainly the most popular shooter. Millions of people have played at least one of the Counter-Strike titles as it has been around for many years.
Although many people play alone, others are more than happy when they have the chance to compete against their friends. Unsurprisingly, some of the best teams in Counter-Strike started out as a group of friends who like to play together.
Speaking of CSGO teams, there are all kinds of big names. Like any other esport, there are no “best teams” as even top tier organizations have their ups and downs. That said, some teams are definitely more famous than others for the things they’ve accomplished. So, let’s learn more about them.
The first and probably the most popular CSGO team in the world is Natus Vincere. The Ukrainian powerhouse started their journey in CS 1.6 where they had players like Zeus and Markeloff. The team dominated everyone there and slowly transitioned to CSGO.
Needless to say, a team of this caliber has won every popular CSGO event. In fact, a quick look at the stats shows that the organization has earned over $9,000,000, which is truly impressive.
As one of the best CSGO teams, Natus Vincere was home to many top players. Besides those mentioned above, we can also mention Starix, ceh9, Edward, kane, GuardiaN, flamie, etc. However, if a player stands out, it has to be simple. He is one of the most popular CSGO players in the world and one of the biggest names in the sport. Unsurprisingly, he won all of the individual awards.
Nowadays, Natus Vincere is often considered the best in the world, but there is one team that is always close to them: FaZe.
Speaking of the best team in the world, we have to mention FaZe. Some people often underestimate the EU/US organization, but they are often considered the best alongside Natus Vincere.
Like the Ukrainian team, this team has won many prestigious CSGO events. In fact, they became the first international team to win a Global Offensive Major in 2022. FaZe had little to no trouble at the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 and won this crucial event.
If we look at the FaZe Clan roster, we can find many top names. The captain of the team, Karrigan is probably one of the most recognizable names as he has been part of the CS universe for many years. Of course, we also have to mention the team coach called RobbaN, one of the living legends of CS 1.6.
While we talk about the legendary CS players who have been part of FaZe, we also have to mention NEO. Needless to say, the team has also had the privilege of working alongside coldzera, NiKo, Xizt, allu, fox, GuardiaN and many more.
Even though many CSGO players think that C9 is not on the same level as the other two on the list, that’s not entirely true. Sure, this team might not have the success of others, but they sure have what it takes to be the best.
Interestingly, Cloud 9 decided to acquire the Gambit Esports lineup earlier in 2022 and made some minor changes. That said, players like HObbit, sh1ro, and nafany are still part of the team and are some of the main drivers of C9’s success.
C9 is one of the few teams that has the power to defeat the mighty FaZe and Na’Vi. It will be exciting to keep an eye on this team in 2023 as they will most likely achieve their best results yet.
Denmark has always been one of the most interesting countries when it comes to esports. This is especially true for CSGO as the country is home to some of the best players in the world. Needless to say, there are also some exciting teams, including Astralis.
This team has consistently been one of the most successful names in the game since becoming part of it in 2016. Today, the roster consists of five Danish players. In fact, it is one of the new names in professional CSGO that has never had a player from another country on its roster. The only exception is Dennis as the Swede had to replace the team during the BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen 2017.
Astralis is one of the most successful teams in CSGO in terms of results. With over $9.4 million in prize money, this team can easily beat all the other big names in the game.
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There are only a few teams in all of esports that have as much experience and are as popular as the Ninjas in Pyjamas. This Swedish organization was established in 2000, making it one of the best names in this industry.
NiP has hosted an insane number of players over the years, including some of the most recognizable names. We can go on and on about the superstars that were part of NiP, but that includes names like f0rest, pita, GeT_RiGhT, THREAT, Xizt, phzy, pyth and so on.
NiP has a pretty good roster consisting of four Swedes and one player from Denmark. Recently, NiP won the GLoal Esports Tour Dubai 2022 after beating MOUZ in the finals, so he definitely has what it takes to be victorious. However, we still have to see if he can defeat Natus Vincere and FaZe.
The teams mentioned above are just some of the popular names you will come across. As in other eSports, some teams perform much better than others, so it all comes down to the team’s most recent results. That said, every team here can be considered one of the best.
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