eSports are huge! If you have been paying any form of attention, you would have noticed that it keeps getting bigger. Likewise, top esports teams in America are battling for pole position both in tournaments and overall presence.
It was a bit challenging selecting the teams on this list considering what criteria should be used. A lot of things make an esports team top-tier but we decided to go with the team’s valuation and potential.
By no means is this list set in stone. It is just our opinion based on the criteria we mentioned. This list is also not arranged in any particular order.
Girls and boys, here is a list of the top esports team in North America. Don’t break your screen in anger if you don’t see your favorite team on the list, just let us know in the comments and why they deserve a spot. Let’s get started!
This is one of the most popular esports teams in America and arguably the world. One of the reasons it has reached this height is the number of esports games this team competes in.
Cloud 9 aims to recruit only the best players in each sub-team. League of Legends (LoL), Overwatch, Counter
According to Forbes, Cloud 9 has made about $22 million in revenue in a 2018 estimate. It has 11 sub-teams with a whopping 92 players. It has won millions in competitions and has over 10 sponsorship deals.
When it comes to social media presence, this esports team is up there in the food chain. It has over 3.5m followers on Twitter and a whopping 5m on Instagram.
This is one of the popular eSports teams that have taken things from just gaming and turned itself into some sort of mini-culture. It has a large group of content creators, streamers, and then its esports teams.
Faze Clan has earned its status with its contents and diversity. It features teams in Rainbow Six, CS: GO, Fortnite, FIFA, etc. This esports team has won over $6 million in competitive prize money.
Evil Geniuses (EG)
This is one of the oldest esports teams, established in 1999. When it comes to tournaments earnings, this team is one of the top earners. It has bagged in excess of $21m in over 700 tourneys.
It has teams representing it in different esports such as Dota 2 which it won in 2014. Quake, LoL, Starcraft 2, Call of Duty, Halo, etc are some of the other esports games EG feature teams on.
This esports team is a subsidiary of GoodGame Agency which is owned by Amazon’s Twitch division. It has a long list of notable players in the industry and is still known for transforming players from good to great.
This esports team is a professional gaming organization renowned worldwide. It recorded one of its greatest achievements when it defeated the Chinese legendary team Newbee at Dota 2’s The International final.
Team Liquid is the most successful esports team in the history of the industry when it comes to tournament prize money. In a 2018 estimate, Forbes valued Team Liquid as an enterprise at $200 million. It also recorded an annual revenue of $17 million last year.
One of the factors that guaranteed its success besides good management and great players, is that it has teams for a lot of esports games. The organization has 65 players spread into 14 teams that represent Team Liquid in games such as LoL, Dota 2, Hearthstone, CS: GO, etc.
It also owns a production company 1UP Studios which is responsible for the contents on Liquipedia. This is a collection of websites that gives you information on all you need to know on different esports titles. This is a wiki site worth checking out.
Looking at Team Liquid as a whole, it is more than just an esports team. It is a media juggernaut in its own right. It has quite a number of sponsors and it is headquartered in Los Angeles. The building also doubles as its training facility which is sponsored by Alienware.
This American eSports team is also known as The Green Wall. It has a massive fanbase (amounting to millions) across multiple platforms on social media. The singular biggest secret to this is the excellent contents produced by its players and content creators.
As at earlier this year, OpTic Gaming has raked in over $7 million in tournament prize money since its existence. It has 6 teams that compete in Lol, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Overwatch, Fortnite, and PUBG.
It has big partners such as Nissan, GameStop, Turtle Beach, etc. With its players, content creators, and a team of influencers, OpTic Gaming has been able to create a culture for its fans.
It’s no news that the esports industry will continue to grow. That means esports teams too will keep growing and need more people on their teams.
If you are not interested in competing as a player, these eSports teams are regularly in need of people in other areas. You can visit their websites and see if there are openings you can apply to.
On the other hand, if you hope to become a legendary player winning tournaments, these teams are often on the lookout for the best players. Even the greatest players still have room for improvement.
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