Top 20 Highest Earning eSports Teams

Our list of the highest-earning eSports teams, with their country of origin, total earnings, and key players and favorite games played by each team.

Top 20 Highest Earning eSports Teams
Top 20 Highest Earning eSports Teams

The world of eSports has produced an abundance of great teams that compete in various eSports games. Over the years, top teams from countries all over the world emerge on top in terms of earnings and winnings.

TeamCountryTotal Earnings
Team LiquidNetherlands$36,348,125.19
OGEurope$34,388,223.59
Evil Geniuses (EG)USA$24,350,698.79
Fnatic UK$16,014,255.28
Virtus.ProRussia$15,532,174.39
NewbeeChina$14,225,385.59
Vici Gaming (VG)China $13,367,743.33
Natus VincereUkraine$12,306,451.70
Team SecretEurope$12,210,574.95
Invictus Gaming (IG)China$11,762,005.00
LGD GamingChina$11,133,432.85 
Cloud9USA$10,010,411.29
SK Telecom T1Korea$9,939,664.11
Wings Gaming China$9,745,472.22
Paris Saint-Germain eSportsFrance$9,500,123.68
FaZe ClanUSA$9,313,828.83
Astralis Denmark$8,951,918.81
G2 EsportsEurope$7,915,582.02
OpTic GamingUSA$7,903,718.96
Team EnvyUSA$6,829,019.33
List of the World’s all-time highest-earning teams in eSports.

List of the World’s All-Time Highest-Earning eSports Teams

Here are the top twenty highest-earning eSports teams of all time.

1. Team Liquid

Team Liquid was established in 2000. It is composed of various groups of pro-players that compete in various eSports games. With 1913 tournaments, this team is now the highest earners in the world of eSports gaming. Team Liquid is one of the two teams that has not changed their roster for the entire season.It has competed in major tournaments like:

  • The International 2017
  • The Premier League
  • American DOTA League

Games:

  • Apex Legends
  • Artifact
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Clash Royale
  • Fortnite
  • Counter-Strike
  • DOTA 2 
  • Free Fire
  • Hearthstone
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • League of Legends
  • Rocket League
  • PUBG
  • StarCraft II
  • Street Fighter
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Tekken 7
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Valorant

Top players:

  • Ivan Ivanov (Player id: MinD_ContRol)
  • Kuro Takhasomi (Player id: KuroKy)
  • Maroun Merhej (Player id: GH)

2. OG

OG is a European team founded in 2015. It has groups that compete in different eSports games. It quickly gained popularity when it became the first team to win four DOTA Major Championships. Chinese fans called the team Spring and Autumn Overlord because of their spring and fall majors victories.It has competed and won in many tournaments and competitions and among these are:

  • DOTA 2 Major Championships
  • The Boston Major
  • The International 

Games:

  • DOTA 2
  • CS: GO
  • Valorant

Top Players:

  • Johan Sundstein (Player id: NOtail)
  • Jesse Vainikka (Player id: JerAx)
  • Anatham Pham (Player id: ana)

3. Evil Geniuses (EV)

Evil Geniuses was founded in 1999. The team was fielded with pro players that can compete in different eSports games. This team comprises mostly Americans and Canadians. In 2018, this team ranked 3rd top earner among CoD4 teams.Since it was founded, the team has been competing in different tournaments like:

  • ESL One New York
  • ESL Pro League
  • IEM New York

Games:

  • Call of Duty
  • CS: GO
  • DOTA 2
  • League of Legends
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Rocket League

Top Players:

  • Sumail Hassan (Player id: Sumail)
  • Saahil Arora (Player id: UNiVeRse)
  • Peter Dager (Player id: ppd)

4. Fnatic

Fnatic was founded in 2004. Its winning history is rich as it has already won hundreds of championships in different eSports games. Its players come from different parts of the world and are picked based on their gaming skills and performances in the competitions. In 2014, its DOTA 2 squad decided to part ways and members left the team. This team has been part of big tournaments and competitions like:

  • Qume Bitcoin Cup
  • PUBG Mobile All Stars India
  • Gamers Without Borders 2020: Asia

Games:

  • CS: GO
  • DOTA 2
  • FIFA
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • PUBG
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Valorant

Top Players:

  • Jesper Wecksell (Player id: JW)
  • Freddy Johansson (Player id: KRiMZ)
  • Robin Ronnquist (Player id: flusha)

5. Vitrus Pro 

Vitrus Pro was formed in 2003. Its entire team is composed of more than fifty players competing in various eSports games. Its CS: GO squad was once considered as one of the best teams to compete in CS: GO competitions. This team added a female squad to their organization in 2012. It has been joining major tournaments such as:

  • LCL 2017 Summer
  • MSI 2017
  • SLTV Star Series

Games:

  • DOTA 2
  • CS: GO
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • PUBG
  • Fortnite

Top Players:

  • Vladimir Minenko (Player id: Noone)
  • Alexei Berezin (Player id: Solo)
  • Roman Kushnarev (Player id: RAMZES666)

6. Newbee

Newbee was formed in 2014. It was originally named ‘Dream Team 2’. The same year it was formed, it won 1st place in The International 2014. This kicked off their career and status in the eSports gaming world. In 2016, NewBee has the longest winning streak in DOTA 2 with 28 matches. Newbee has competed in tournaments like:

  • The International
  • World Cyber Arena
  • The Manila Masters

Games:

  • DOTA 2
  • StarCraft II
  • Hearthstone
  • Warcraft 3

Top Players:

  • Hu, Liangzhi (Player id: KaKa)
  • Damien Chok (Player id: kpii)
  • Zhang, Pan (Player id: Mu)

7. Vici Gaming

Vici Gaming was founded in 2012. The team players were handpicked based on their performances and skills in the Chinese DOTA ladder. Some players of this team do not need professional experience to qualify for the team. The choice of players relies on how they played and ranked in different local competitions. Its DOTA squad has been a top choice to win in many tournaments and competitions it participates in. It has been competing in top tournaments like:

  • IEM Beijing
  • G-League
  • I-League

Games:

  • CS: GO
  • DOTA 2
  • FIFA
  • Hearthstone
  • League of Legends

Top Players:

  • Lu, Chao (Player id: Fenrir)
  • Xu, Linsen (Player id: fy)
  • Xie, Junhao (Player id: Super)     

8. Natus Vincere

Natus Vincere was founded in 2009. Natus Vincere is among the teams to compete in the World eSports Masters Tournament. This is the competition where the best eSports teams worldwide compete. The name of the team means ‘born to win’ in Latin.They also competed in other major tournaments like:

  • DreamHack Winter
  • The International
  • World Cyber Games

Games:

  • CS: GO
  • DOTA 2
  • FIFA
  • Fortnite
  • Paladins
  • World of Tanks
  • League of Legends
  • PUBG
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Apex Legends

Top Players:

  • Egor Vasilyev (Player id: flamie)
  • Danil Ishutin (Player id: Dendi)
  • Alexander Kostylev (Player id: s1mple)

9. Team Secret

Team Secret was founded in 2014. Their DOTA 2 squad is the most popular on the team. This team has presented a female squad to compete in CS: GO competitions. Team Secret is the back-to-back winner of DreamLeague Season 8 and 9. It has competed in tournaments such as:

  • The International
  • Shanghai Major
  • DreamLeague Season 8

Games:

  • Age of Empires 2
  • CS: GO
  • DOTA 2
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Street Fighter
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Vainglory
  • PUBG
  • League of Legends          

Top Players:

  • Clement Ivanov (Player id: Puppey)
  • Yazied Jaradat (Player id: YapzOr)
  • Zheng, Yeik Nai (Player id: MidOne)
List of the Highest Earning eSports Teams
List of the Highest Earning eSports Teams

10. Invictus Gaming (IG)

Invictus Gaming was founded in 2011. Its winning tradition started when it won The International in 2012. Invictus is the Latin term for undefeated. This team has become successful in competing in tournaments like:

  • The International
  • World Championship
  • World DOTA Championship

Games:

  • CrossFire
  • DOTA 2
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Starcraft II

Top Players:

  • Song, Eui Jin (Player id: Rookie)
  • Luo, Feichi (Player id: Ferrari_430)
  • Gao, Zhen Ning (Player id: Ning)

11. LGD Gaming

LGD Gaming was founded in 2009. It is one of the oldest eSports teams formed in China. Today, it has players that compete in various eSports games and have tasted success in eSports tournaments and competitions. This team won DOTA Pro Circuit majors for two consecutive years 2017 and 2018 which gave them a direct invite for The International 2018.They have participated in:

  • League of Legends Pro League
  • The International
  • DOTA Pro Circuit

Games:

  • DOTA 2
  • Honor of Kings
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • PUBG

Top Players:

  • Lu Yao (Player id: Somnus M)
  • Yao, Zhengzheng (Player id: Yao)
  • Lei, Zengrong (Player id: MMY!)

12. Cloud9

Cloud9 was founded in 2013. It is based in Los Angeles, California. It is the first team from North America to win in the ELeague Major: Boston. Cloud9 is the first-ever team to win in the Heroes of the Storm World Championship.After several successes, it continuously competes in major tournaments and competitions such as:

  • Heroes of the Storm World Championship
  • NA: LCS
  • Season 3 World Championship

Games:

  • LOL
  • CS: GO
  • Vainglory
  • Hearthstone
  • Overwatch
  • Rocket League
  • PUBG
  • Fortnite
  • Valorant

Top Players:

  • Tyler Latham (Player id: Skadoodle)
  • Jakey Yip (Player id: Stewie2k)
  • Timothy Ta (Player id: autimatic)

13. SK Telecom T1

SK Telecom T1 has different teams that can compete in different eSports games. This team has won 2013, 2015, and 2016 LOL World Championships. It was founded in 2004 and has been popular in the world of starcraft gaming but eventually has fielded in squads to other games to compete in different tournaments and competitions like:

  • OLYMPUS Champions Spring
  • HOT6iX Champions Summer
  • World Championship

Games:

  • LOL
  • PUBG
  • StarCraft II

Top Players:

  • Lee, Sang Hyeok (Player id: Faker)
  • Lee, Jae Wan (Player id: Wolf)
  • Bae, Jun Sik (Player id: Bang)

14. Wings Gaming 

Wings Gaming was founded in 2014. It is one of the most well-loved eSports teams in China. It was the first team to be nominated in the Chinese Top 10 Laureus Sports Awards under the category of best non-Olympic athlete. In 2017, five of the players left the team and joined other teams. But in 2019, they reunited for an exhibition game.It has participated in many tournaments like:

  • ESL One Manila
  • The Summit
  • The International

Games:

  • DOTA 2

Top Players

  • Zhou Yang (Player id: bLink)
  • Zhang Ruida (Player id: Faith_bian)
  • Zhang Yiping (Player id: y)

15. Paris Saint Germain eSports

Paris Saint Germain eSports was founded in 2016. Though it is still relatively new in eSports gaming, it already has divisions that will be playing for the different eSports games. PSG eSports hired pro player Bora Kim as head of eSports. The squads compete in various tournaments and competitions such as:

  • Electronic Sports World Cup
  • LOL Challenger Series
  • LOL European Championship

Games: 

  • FIFA
  • League of Legends
  • DOTA 2
  • Brawl Stars

Top Players

  • Yang, Shenyi (Player id: Chalice)
  • Xu, Linsen (Player id: fy)
  • Yap, Jianwei (Player id: xNova)

16. FaZe Clan

FaZe Clan was founded in 2010. It was formerly named FaZe Sniping. Its players come from all around the world and are placed in squads to compete in various eSports games. Its first three players for Call of Duty were known for innovating trick shooting.This team has its name competing in many tournaments like:

  • Blast Premier Series Spring
  • IEM Katowice
  • ESL Pro League

Games:

  • Call of Duty
  • CS: GO
  • PUBG
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • FIFA
  • Fortnite
  • Valorant

Top Players

  • Havard Nygaard (Player id: rain)
  • Nikola Kovac (Player id: NiKo)
  • Finn Anderson (Player id: karrigan)

17. Astralis

Astralis was founded in 2016. Its CS: GO squad made the entire team well-known in the world of exceptional eSports gaming. Most of its players were from the Danish Team SoloMid after its players left the team. In 2019, Astralis took home three major titles.It has been competing in major tournaments like:

  • IEM Katowice
  • Counter Pit League Season
  • DreamHack Summer

Games:

  • CS: GO
  • FIFA
  • League of Legends

Top Players

  • Peter Rasmussen (Player id: dupreeh)
  • Andreas Hojsleth (Player id: Xyp9x)
  • Nicolai Reedtz (Player id: dev1ce)

18. G2 eSports

G2 eSports was founded in 2015. Its first team name was Gamers2. Aside from changing its name, it also changed several positions in its team. After the team changed its name, lineup, and positions, it immediately became popular and has continuously done well in tournaments.And now, this team has been competing in different eSports tournaments such as:

  • IEM Katowice
  • Mid-Season Invitational
  • World Championship

Games:

  • LOL
  • CS: GO
  • Rocket League
  • Valorant 
  • Fortnite

Top Players

  • Luka Perkovic (Player id: PerkZ)
  • Thijs Molendijk (Player id: Thijs)
  • Kenny Schrub (Player id: kennyS)

19. Optic Gaming

Optic Gaming was founded in 2006. Its headquarters is in Frisco, Texas. It started by competing in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare competitions. The team’s story was also made into a book with the title OpTic Gaming: The Making of eSports Champions. This team is extremely popular in that its book is among the top sellers since it was launched. Since it was founded, it competes in tournaments like:

  • MLG National Championships 2010
  • Call of Duty Championship
  • Pro League

Games:

  • Call of Duty
  • CS: GO
  • LOL

Top Players

  • Seth Abner (Player id: Scump)
  • Ian Porter (Player id: C6)
  • Damon Barlow (Player id: Karma)

20. Team Envy

Team Envy started in 2007. It started its competitive career in the game of Counter-Strike. The team’s name started with Team EnvyUs and eventually was changed to Team Envy. In 2016, this team won the eSports Industry Awards as the eSports Team of the Year.Since it was formed, it has joined several eSports tournaments like:

  • ESL One Katowice
  • MLG National Championships
  • Call of Duty Championship

Games:

  • Counter-Strike
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Magic: The Gathering 
  • Rocket League

Top Players

  • Jordan Kaplan (Player id: JKap)
  • Vincent Schopenhauer (Player id: Happy)
  • Nathan Schmitt (Player id: NBK)

Over the years, many eSports teams have come up and succeeded in the competition scene of eSports gaming. This proves that the eSports gaming industry continuously gets bigger and better in terms of prizes, awards, and fanbases.