The gaming scene in Europe is widespread with dedicated fans throughout the continent. eSports viewership in Europe is extensive as well. Many eSports teams have become prominent throughout the past few decades. Here are our top picks for Europe’s best eSports teams.
The UK London based team was founded back in 2004. FNATIC was the first ever winner of the League of Legends World Championship in 2011. Main games include Counter- Strike: Global Offensive, DOTA 2, League of Legends, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and more. FNATIC has over 8 million dollars in team winnings.
2. SK Gaming
Based in Germany, SK has teams throughout the globe competing for a variety of titles. Founded back in 1997, the team has made major plays within the last two decades. Prominent sponsorships for the team include Toshiba and Kingston Technology. In 2018, SK Gaming also partnered with League of Legends to become a franchise partner. Games include League of Legends, Starcraft II, Paladins, Hearthstone, FIFA, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and morhe.
3. G2 eSports
The Spanish team is based in Berlin Germany with a sister base in Spain. Team achievements include 1stin Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Dreamhack open tours in 2017. G2 also became the first European team to win a riot sponsored international tournament for League of Legends in the 2019 Mid Seasonal Invitationaal.
4. Ninjas in Pyjamas
Founded in 2000, and based in Sweden, NiP is best known for their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. Other games include DOTA 2, Rainbow Six Seige, Paladins, and PUBG. NiP recently won 125 thousand dollars by taking 1st place in Starladder ImbaTV DOTA 2 Minor Season 2 Tournament.
5. Epsilon eSports
Founded in 2008, the Belgium based team has offices throughout both Europe and North America. Epsilon won the Smite World Championship in 2016. Games include Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, FIFA, H1Z1, Gears of War, and more.
The organization is owned by players hailing from the former Danish TSM lineup. Formed in 2016, this organization is still fairly new. In only the last 3 years, the team has managed to get first in the IEM Katowice Major 2019, 1stin the ELEAGUE Major 2017, 1stin the Intel Extreme Masters XI – World Championship, and so much more. Partnerships include Turtle Beach, Unibet, and more. The team’s main game is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Mouz was formed in 2002 and is currently based in Berlin, Germany. Their League of Legends team currently competes in the ESL Pro Series. The organization is also known for their prominent Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. The team took 1stplace in the Counter-Strike ESL One New York 2018 and the Counter-Strike ESG Tour: Mykonos, 2017. Other games include Starcraft II, FIFA, Fortnite, Paladins, Rainbow Six Seige, and more.
8. Team Secret
The European team was formed in 2014. The organization is best known for DOTA 2. Other games include Rainbow Six Siege, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The team made 1stin Dreamleague Season 8 2017 and Dreamleague season 9 2018. Team Secret also picked up an international female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team in 2016
These are just 8 of the many prominent and ever growing esports teams in Europe. Europe is becoming a major powerhouse for esports and we look forward to seeing where the industry may go within the next decade. Did your favorite team make the list?1