San Francisco Shock is the team representing San Francisco, California, USA, in the Overwatch League. The San Francisco Shock is one of the twelve founding members of the OWL and is one of three professional Overwatch teams in California. The team is owned by Andy Miller, co-owner of the Sacramento Kings and NRG Esports. The Shock have won three midseason tournament titles, qualified for three season playoffs, won two back-to-back OWL Grand Finals, making them one of the most accomplished franchises in OWL history.
NRG Esports is an American esports organization based in Los Angeles, California. It has rosters in Apex Legends, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Valorant, and a number of streamers on the internet platform Twitch.
Nova Esports is a professional esports organization based in Hong Kong. It was founded in September 2016. Nova Esports currently fields players in League of Legends: Wild Rift, Game for Peace, PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty: Mobile, Clash Royale, Brawl Stars, and FIFA 20. Both the 2020 and 2021 PUBG Mobile Global Championships (PMGC) were won by Nova Esports' PUBG Mobile / Game for Peace squad, and they also won the Peace Eite Championship (PEC) twice.
In 2018, Facebook launched Facebook Gaming officially on June 1, 2018, with a pool of gaming streamers including Darkness429, Stonemountain64, ThePoolshark, and Alodia Gosiengfiao
FACEIT Major: London 2018 is the 13th Valve-sponsored Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship and the second Major of 2018. The prize pool is once again $1,000,000 and the 24-team format introduced at the previous Major will be used again. This is the first Major to be held by FACEIT.
The StarLadder Ukraine Minor is StarLadder's second and the last Minor of the 2018-2019 season. From the 12th to 16th of June, in Kiev, eight teams will fight for a $300,000 USD prize pool as well as qualification points for The International 2019. The winner and the first runner-up will qualify to the EPICENTER 2019 Major.
Tempo Storm is an American esports professional video game team that has teams competing in Age of Empires II, FIFA, Magic: The Gathering, fighting games, and Shadowverse. They have formerly held divisions in Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Fortnite, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Vainglory, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, World of Warcraft, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
Method was a British esports organization founded by Scott McMillan 'Sco' in 2005 and is one of the most accomplished World of Warcraft guilds of all time. The organization entered the CS:GO scene in May 2015.
The League of Legends Pro League (LPL) is the top-level professional league for League of Legends in China. The first season of the LPL was the 2013 Spring season. The top three finishers of the playoff tournament receive automatic bids to the League of Legends World Championship. Playoffs are an eight team single elimination with each step a best-of-five series.
Elevate, recently rebranded from Team eLevate, is an esports organization based in the United States that currently has teams in Call of Duty, Gears of War, Halo, Overwatch, Rainbow Six, Starcraft II, and Smite Xbox.
Edward Gaming (EDG) is a professional esports organization based in Shanghai, China. EDG's League of Legends team, officially called EDG Hycan, competes in the League of Legends Pro League (LPL) and plays home games at the Shanghai Electric Industrial Park. It is the only LPL team to have won both the Mid-Season Invitational and the World Championship, in 2015 and 2021 respectively.
Alliance is a professional gaming and esports organization based in Sweden that was formed in April 2013. They have teams in TrackMania, Dota 2, Hearthstone, the Super Smash Bros. series, Fortnite, Apex Legends and VALORANT, and previously had teams in League of Legends and StarCraft II. In December 2016, the organisation announced that it had become player-owned after parting with its parent organisation, GoodGame agency which was owned by Amazon through its subsidiary Twitch. The Dota 2 team won The International 2013, then the largest single prize money payout in esports history. The League of Legends team is one of the five teams that won a season of European League of Legends Championship Series with Fnatic, G2 Esports, Mad Lions and Rogue.
SK Telecom T1 is a Korean professional gaming team based in South Korea. Previously, the SK Telecom organization sponsored two sister teams, S and K. SK Telecom T1 is the only team to have won the World Championship three times and is also the only team to hold an unofficial "Triple Crown" - in May 2016 they became the reigning champions of IEM, the Mid-Season Invitational, and Worlds though those titles were not all achieved in the same season, before successfully being the first ever team to defend their World Championship title.
The Esports Championship Series, often abbreviated to ECS, was FACEIT's flagship Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league to replace the old FACEIT League which was discontinued after 2015. Launched in 2016, the league covered the European and North American regions with events scheduled around Valve's Major tournament system and offline finals hosted in various locations around the world. Eventually, the league would run for eight seasons before meeting its defunct as FACEIT shifted their focus towards Flashpoint.
Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) was an American esports organization headquartered in Los Angeles, California. It was founded in April 2010 by George "HotshotGG" Georgallidis and Alexander "Vodoo" Beutel as a League of Legends team, and branched out into other games. CLG fielded the oldest League of Legends team active at the time, having competed in every split of the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS) since it began in Spring 2013. CLG won two NA LCS splits, the 2015 Summer NA LCS and 2016 Spring NA LCS. The organization also fielded Smite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Super Smash Bros., Fortnite, H1Z1, Valorant, Dota 2, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Halo, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, and Call of Duty teams. The organization was also one of the first in North America to implement a multi-team gaming house, and the current residence is able to house all their major divisions and the management staff on a permanent basis.
OpTic Gaming is an American professional esports and entertainment organization headquartered in Frisco, Texas. The organization currently operates a Call of Duty team in the Call of Duty League, OpTic Texas, they also operate a Overwatch team in the Overwatch League, Dallas Fuel, as well as Rocket League, Halo and Apex Legends teams. They previously competed in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Gears of War 4, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Fortnite Battle Royale, Dota 2, League of Legends and Valorant.
paiN Gaming is a Brazilian esports organisation founded in March 2010 by Arthur "PAADA" Zarzur, a former professional Dota 2 player. It has a League of Legends team competing in the Campeonato Brasileiro de League of Legends (CBLOL), Brazil's top professional league for the game. paiN Gaming is one of the oldest esports organisations in Brazil and has a higher following on social media than many traditional sports clubs. It was also the first esports organization in Latin America to have a gaming house and the first in the world to have a fan membership program, the size of which rivals that of Series A association football teams.
League of Legends Champions Korea is the primary competition for League of Legends esports in South Korea. Contested by ten teams, the league runs two seasons per year and serves as a direct route to qualification for the annual League of Legends World Championship.
FaZe Clan, or simply FaZe, is a professional esports and entertainment organization headquartered in Los Angeles, California, United States. Founded on May 30, 2010, as FaZe Sniping, the organization has players from around the world, across multiple games, including Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Halo Infinite, Valorant, Fortnite Battle Royale, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In 2020, the organization expanded into the Asian market, acquiring a Thai PUBG Mobile and FIFA Online roster.
Obey Alliance is an esports organization based out of the United States. They are most well known for their Call of Duty creator team.
National Electronic Sports Tournament 2021 is an offline Chinese tournament organized by General Administration of Sport
Mouz (stylized as MOUZ), formerly mousesports, is a professional esports organisation based in Germany. It fields teams in several games but is particularly known for its CS:GO team. MOUZ was one of the founding members of the G7 Teams. MOUZ's League of Legends team currently competes in the ESL Pro Series, having formerly competed in the European Challenger Series. mousesports was formed in 2002 in Berlin, Germany, as a Counter-Strike team. The team began to compete in small tournaments, which gradually lead to their progression in larger ones, as well. By 2006, when G7 Teams was created, mousesports was one of the greatest gaming organisations in Europe, consisting of Counter-Strike, Warcraft III, Quake 4, Battlefield 1942 and Unreal Tournament divisions.
Renegades is an American professional esports organization. It has teams competing in Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros., Rocket League, iRacing and Valorant. The organization previously had a League of Legends team that qualified for the 2016 North American League of Legends Championship Series (LCS)
The Electronic Sports World Convention (ESWC) (formerly known as Electronic Sports World Cup) is an international professional gaming championship. Every year, winners of national qualifier events around the world earn the right to represent their country in the ESWC Finals. The event has been praised for its organisation and ability to put on a good show for spectators.
Dignitas is a professional esports organization based in Newark, New Jersey. It was founded by Michael "ODEE" O'Dell in 2003 as a merger of two top Battlefield 1942 clans. Dignitas was acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2016 and is now a part of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment. The team is best known for its League of Legends, Rocket League, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squads.
Luminosity Gaming is a professional esports organization based in North America. It has teams competing in Call of Duty, Overwatch, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege, Super Smash Bros., Fortnite, Apex Legends and Rocket League. The team was founded in Canada by Steve "Buyaka" Maida in 2015, and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP) is a professional esports organisation based in Sweden that is best known for its Counter-Strike teams. In 2012, the team reformed with a Counter Strike: Global Offensive lineup upon the release of the game. Aside from Counter-Strike, the organisation has teams in Valorant, Rainbow Six Siege, FIFA, and League of Legends. They formerly had teams in Fortnite Battle Royale, Overwatch, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Paladins.
Natus Vincere (Latin for "born to win"), commonly referred as abbreviated name NAVI (formerly Na`Vi), is a Ukrainian esports organization based in Kyiv. Founded in 2009, the organization has teams and players competing in various games, such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, FIFA, Brawl Stars, World of Tanks, Paladins, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds,Clash of Clans,Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Fortnite, and VALORANT. Na'Vi's Counter-Strike team was the first in history to win three premier tournaments—Intel Extreme Masters, Electronic Sports World Cup, and World Cyber Games 2010—in one calendar year. Their Dota 2 squad won The International 2011, becoming the most successful esports organization at the time.
TYLOO is a Chinese esports organization, widely considered as one of the pioneers of the Chinese Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene.
Team Envy was an American esports franchise based in Dallas, Texas, owned by Envy Gaming. Founded in 2007 as a professional Call of Duty team under the moniker Team EnVyUs, they fielded rosters in Counter-Strike, FIFA, Fortnite, Gears of War, Halo, League of Legends, Chess, Magic: the Gathering, Overwatch, Paladins, PUBG, Rocket League, SMITE, StarCraft, Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter and Valorant. Following the merger between Envy Gaming and OpTic Gaming, Envy Gaming retired the Team Envy brand in June 2022, shifting all of them to the OpTic Gaming moniker.
Team Spirit is a Russian esports organization founded in 2015. In 2021, it became the second Eastern European-based organization to win The International after Na'Vi. The organization has been headquartered in Belgrade, Serbia since 2022.
RED Canids is a Brazilian team, created with the acquisition of INTZ Red. During the first split of 2018, the team competed under the name Red Canids Corinthians, as a result of a partnership with sports club SC Corinthians Paulista. Currently the team competes as RED Canids Kalunga, as part of a title sponsorship deal with Brazilian store Kalunga.
The 2012 World Cyber Games (also known as WCG 2012) took place from 29 November to 2 December 2012 in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China. It was the second time the World Cyber Games (WCG) was held in China. The event hosted 500 players from 40 countries competing for prize pool over $258,000.
In 2013, KaBuM!, the biggest e-commerce platform in Latin America, announced the creation of a project dedicated to electronic esports with their own League of Legends team through the acquisition of the Nex Impetus's roster. Players and supporters often refer to themselves as ninjas, a reference to the team's parent company's mascot.
Team oNe eSports is a Brazilian eSports organization. Aside from Rainbow Six, the team also has divisions for Free Fire, League of Legends, and Counter-Strike.
Team Flash is a professional esports organization with FIFA Online 4, Fortnite, and Hearthstone teams competing in Singapore, and Arena of Valor, Free Fire, and League of Legends teams competing in Vietnam.
The beginning of the organization came from the event that Chanignun Thipairote had seen the E-Sports of other countries, and they were better than Thailand. Then he decided to make a team. The first team that joined MiTh was MiTh. GC (GlamoRous Crazy), which was the Point Bank champion of Thailand at that time and win the PBIC tournament in 2011. After that, the organization grew and a lot of sponsors supported them.
The Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) is a series of international esports tournaments held in countries around the world. These Electronic Sports League (ESL) sanctioned events, sponsored by Intel, as of 2022 currently host events in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and StarCraft II. Other game titles were hosted in the past. The body that owns the league is Turtle Entertainment. The League has operated 17 seasons as of 2023. The season finals, with the largest prize pool, take place in Katowice, Poland. Mid-season events are held in numerous cities around the globe, including Chicago, Shanghai and Sydney.
Keyd Stars is a Brazilian esports organization founded on June 1, 2010. Keyd Stars later rebranded to Vivo Keyd Stars due to a merger
INTZ is a Brazilian multi-gaming organization founded in June 2014. It currently fields a roster in the Brazilian CBLOL League. They were previously known as INTZ e-Sports. INTZ fields teams in League of Legends, Rainbow Six: Siege, Smite, Dota 2, FIFA, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, and formerly in Rocket League.
Elite 8 is an Indonesian organization started by Heinrich "officialhein" Ramli. The organization started out in Vainglory and eventually qualified for Vainglory World Championship 2017, being the only team representing the Indonesian community.
Bacon Time is a Thai Esports organization known for its Arena of Valor team. In 2017 the team was able to win multiple championships such as the RPL Season 1, while becoming 3rd in Season 2. During Season 3, the team split to join other teams and came back together half a year after, while not having a slot franchise partner to participate in Season 4 and therefore being forced to play in the professional league’s subdivision hosted. During being in the subdivision the team has played under the name of BEBEC.
Furia Esports, stylized as FURIA Esports or simply FURIA, is a Brazilian professional esports organization. Furia competes in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League, League of Legends, Valorant, Rainbow Six: Siege, Apex Legends and Super Smash Bros. In 2022, Furia was named the fourth biggest esports organization in the world by the North American portal Nerd Street.
Team Aster is a Chinese esports organization. It was initially a Dota 2 team created by Xu "BurNIng" Zhilei and "XiaoFei". In 2019, a second team "Aster.Aries" was formed.
Fnatic is a professional esports organisation headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Founded on 23 July 2004, the team has players from around the world, across a variety of games, such as Apex Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, FIFA, Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, Valorant, and Rainbow Six Siege. Fnatic's League of Legends team won the first-ever League of Legends World Championship in 2011, and also held the record for the most League of Legends Championship Series split titles in the LEC—totalling seven of the 19 played so far (as of August 2022)—until G2 Esports won their eighth title in the 2020 LEC Summer Split. With the 2015 EU LCS Summer Split they became the first LCS team to finish a split undefeated.
The 2009 World Cyber Games (also known as WCG 09 or World Cyber Games 09) took place from November 11 to November 15, 2009, in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. It had over 600 participants from 70 countries taking part in Warcraft III, StarCraft, Counter-Strike, FIFA 09, Carom3D, Red Stone and TrackMania Nations Forever on PC Guitar Hero: World Tour and Virtua Fighter 5 on Xbox 360 Asphalt4, and Wise Star 2 on Mobile. The prize money is estimated at around $500,000.
Vici Gaming (VG) is a Chinese professional esports organization based in Shanghai. It has teams competing in Dota 2, League of Legends, StarCraft II, WarCraft III, FIFA, Hearthstone and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Vici Gaming's Dota 2 team has been a top contender in numerous tournaments, most notably as runners-up of The International 2014.
wNv Teamwork was a Chinese organization relaunched by Zhe "Rap" Lu in March2017. wNv Gaming was a professional Chinese esports organization that disbanded in late 2010. Before the dissolution of the original wNv, the organization had players representing them in Counter-Strike and Warcraft III.