When you look at how much money players earn in CS:GO, - jaw falls off on its own. There you have a salary from the orgs, tournament prizes, and shares from the sales of stickers. And the most well-known have individual sponsors as well as large donations on their streams. And today, we will talk about the richest teams in CS.
Cyber-sport.io team will not just tell you what teams are in the top prize money over 10 years of CS:GO, but explain how they were able to climb so high to dive into the history.
Fnatic - is a legendary Swedish tag team. They were revolutionaries in CS, bringing dozens of non-trivial tricks such as their signature rushes with tecs or CZ. In general, it was a pleasure to watch them play. In 2016 they held the top spot for almost six months. The truth is that since the “golden age”, their squad has faced instability. Only they have gathered the mates and are already consolidating their position at the TOP-5, but something goes wrong again. Conflicts, scandals, reshuffles, and the cycle starts all over again. During their history, they won three majors, attended 217 tournaments, and earned $4,996,000 in prize money.
Team Liquid. Stability is the only member of our TOP who has always stuck to North American lineups; that is the first thing we want to emphasize. Since January 2015, when they signed their first CS:GO team, they have been in the top 20 HLTV for almost 7 years. Only NaVi and Astralis have done as well.
Despite only reaching the Major semifinals three times, Liquid has always been regarded as a formidable opponent for any team. And the most remarkable period in their history began in June 2018, when they virtually held on to the top five teams for two years, including several months as number one. Their biggest success is the second Intel Grand Slam season when the team gets a million dollars for winning most of the major championships.
The team came to CS:GO quite late, given its high position in our rankings. Their first lineup was signed in 2016, and there are reasons why. First, they had a limited budget. And secondly, they knew exactly what they were doing. Faze Clan has always positioned itself as a superteam where only the best of the best can run. They often renewed their lineup when someone worthy of attention appeared on the market, but thanks to the highest players’ skill, they were still held in high positions.
Except for the first half of last year, they didn't have much of a decline. Then the situation was saved by the comeback of Karrigan, who quickly got them back into the TOP 10 of HLTV. In addition, starting from October 2017 Faze had a so-called mini-Era when they reached the second and first team in the world for half a year. The clan won $5,519,000 in 126 tournaments, the second lowest amount in our top 10 after Gambit.
Natus Vincere is the most popular tag in all of Counter-Strike. The Ukrainian eSports club embodies all the power in the CIS region. It is because of their stability, a rare feature for Tier-1. They were able to move up to second place in our rating. They not only won the championship, but they also received substantial prize money. Yes, they never managed to break the Astralis era, and throughout the second half of 2018, they proudly carried the title of the second-best team in the world. But being second to the Danes is still a great result. They have been at the top of the HLTV rankings for nearly nine months, beginning in July 2021. For 194 tournaments on CS:GO, Ukrainians have earned 8 million 4 thousand dollars.
Who is surprised that the Danes came in first? This is undoubtedly the best team in the 20-year history of Counter-Strike. They have four major championship wins, one season of the Intel Grand Slam, and many large tournament victories. At one point, the community almost cried because they were bored watching Tier 1 tournaments. It's like a bad movie - the outcome is clear from the first minute, the Danes will win, and they did win. The story is interesting in itself. The organization was founded by players in 2016 when they revolted at TSM for the disrespectful treatment of their manager and decided to do everything by themselves.
At one time, Astralis looked like the perfect CS organization. The company's dizzying success, the arrival of big investors, and the IPO turned Astralis into a money-making machine. The rebellion that existed when the players decided to take control of the business is long gone. But it does not change that the Danish Five have become the best team in the history of counter-strike in every possible way. They won $47 million after competing in 131 CS:GO events.
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