PECULIARITIES, GAMES WHERE THEY COMPETE, ECONOMY NUMBERS...
This article is oriented to those gamers users who want to be aware of the best eSports teams in 2021. We are going to make a list of the most relevant teams nowadays, their peculiarities, games where they compete and some economic data that will surprise us.
TEAM SOLO MID
It is an American team founded in 2009 by the famous LoL player, Andy “Reginald” Dinh. Among its adwards, it is the team with the most championships in the North American League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), 6 in total.
We would particularly highlight the professional player of the Apex Legends section, ImperialHal, the skill and ability of this player is impressive, seeing him compete at the level he does is spectacular.
Its economic market value is estimated at over 410 million dollars (2020 data). The company has an estimated revenue of about $45 million, half of which comes exclusively from esports.
It is an American organization founded in 2010. Currently the media role it is having is incredible, it has a community of followers among all its networks that is around 351 million. This reputation comes mainly from its performance in Call of Duty, standing out in other FPS like PUBG or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. They also have several top-class Fortnite players in their ranks and their FIFA performance is more than decent.
Some media controversies, such as the lawsuit of one of his players Tfue (for alleged abusive issues of the contract), or the alleged falsification of the age of a 12-year-old player, have contributed, to say the least, to arouse public interest.
After investment negotiations by the company B. Riley Principal 150 Merger Corp, which will invest about 291 million dollars in the team, Faze Clan’s valuation will be estimated at 1 billion. It’s scary. Only 20% comes from esports. Investors, sponsors and the community in general complete the figure.
It was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 2017 by Matt Haag. Note that it is an organization affiliated with the NBA team, Cleveland Clavaliers.
His repertoire is limited to games and content creators in League of Legends, Fortnite, Call Of Duty, Valorant and Apex Legends. We emphasize that the signings are being very studied and we will soon see results at the highest level.
It is a relatively new team but it is doing things properly. As of December 2021, in its last steps of financing, it has raised the figure of 60 million dollars (thanks to the venture capital company Green Bay Ventures), reaching a total value of the team estimated at 460 million.
Electronic sports organization founded in Kiev, Ukraine, 2009. It is a consolidated team, highlighting as its main achievements being the first in history to win 3 main tournaments, Intel Extreme Masters , Electronic Sports World Cup y World Cyber Games 2010.
In 2021, most of the team’s potential has been in CS:GO, participating in most tournaments: IEM Cologne, ESL Pro League S14 and ESL Grand Slam, finishing in some of them with victory.
Base in Santa Monica is Cloud 9, founded in 2013 by Jack Etienne and Paullie Etienne.
The economic data published in 2020 estimated its value at 350 million and the turnover at about 30 million dollars.
Spanish origin, founded by Carlos “Ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago, a former professional LoL player, in 2014.
Since its creation, it has become one of the most important teams in the West thanks to successes such as: 4 EU LCS Championships (LoL), MSI 2019 (LoL), ESL Pro League Season 5 (CS:GO), RLCS North America Season 5 (Rocket League), etc.
Its turnover is estimated at 19 million dollars. While its economic value is around 175 million dollars.
This is another of the most established professional E-sports organizations, founded in 2004, based in London, UK.
Its fame is due, among other merits, to the fact that it was the first team to win the first League of Legends World Championship (the world’s winning team included a Spaniard, xPeke), as well as being the holder of the largest amount of titles in the League of Legends European Championship or LEC (formerly EU LCS).
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Another phenomenon that is going on in recent years is the creation of E-sports by soccer players or well-known figures from the world of streamers and content creators.
One of the latest projects belongs to Ibai Llanos and Gerard Pique, KOI. To which we will dedicate an article in the blog.
Team DUX Gaming, the eSports team bought by Courtois and Iglesias whose honorary president is DjMaRiiO. As an anecdote, we could comment that this team bought a second B professional football club, Inter de Madrid, which is currently called DUX Internacional de Madrid. Producing in this way one of the first introductions of E-sports in the world of football, that if we stop to think, the sum of both phenomena in terms of audience and followers can be interesting.
In addition, another example in this regard that we are going to cite is: KRÜ esports, a Kun Agüero team. We hope to see soon spanish teams in this list of the best esports teams.
SOURCE OF INCOME AND FUTURE AUDIENCES
It should be noted that electronic sports are experiencing spectacular growth both in popularity and economics. The sources of income of these best esports teams are of various kinds, not being the main electronic sport itself. We are talking about 50% or more of this income, which mainly points to the diversification of the sector and the growing size of the followers of this world.
As popularity increases, brands, sponsorships, investors, new online platforms and endless projects of all kinds are added to the bubble. Various studies estimate that if the total audience in 2019 was 454 million, by 2023 it could be 646 million, and if we go back in time. In 2017, the data available is around 335 million total audience. We are talking about a doubling in just 6 years.