Counter Strike Teams

There have been dozens of great Counter-Strike teams since the game's inception in 2000, but these squads are currently among the cream of the competitive scene.

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Fnatic

Founded in July 2004 and based out of London in the UK, Fnatic is one of the longest standing and most successful esports organizations in history. The group currently has seven active divisions competing in many of the top esports games in the community including Counter-Strike: GO, League of Legends, Overwatch, and Call of Duty.

In Counter-Strike, Fnatic is considered potentially the greatest team ever, having won a total of three CS:GO majors, and having won numerous other CS:GO titles and other championships in earlier versions of Counter-Strike. The organization first got into competitive Counter-Strike in 2004. As of mid-2017 their CS roster is comprised of Olof “olofeister” Kajbjer, Dennis “dennis” Edman, Freddy “KRiMZ” Johansson, Jesper “JW” Wecksell, Robin “flusha” Ronnquist. Their current coach is Jimmy “Jumpy” Berndtsson.  

Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP)

A top international organization located in Sweden, NiP is most widely known for their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad. Founded in 2000, the group played in the earliest of CS competitions, winning multiple titles for a seven-year stretch until 2007 when the CS team was disbanded. It wouldn't be reformed until the release of CS:GO in 2012, where since then the team has competed in dozens of international tournaments, netting a large number of wins.
Their current roster is comprised of Christopher “GeT RiGhT” Alesund, Adam “friberg” Friberg, Richard “Xizt” Landstorm, Patrik “fOrest” Lindberg, William “draken” Sundin. Their coach is Bjorn “THREAT” Pers.

Team EnVyUs

Known as Team Envy and as “The Boys in Blue”, EnVyUs is one of the top esports organizations in the US, having been founded in 2007 as a Call of Duty team. Mike “HastrO” Rufail and Tyler Thompson manage the team. The squad has only been in the CS:GO competitive community since 2015 after acquiring Team LDLC, a well-known Counter-Strike team from France.

To date, EnVyUs hasn't dominated the CS scene the same as NiP or Fnatic but has remained a major competitor, with many top four finishes. In Counter-Strike, Fnatic is considered potentially the greatest team ever, having won a total of three CS:GO majors, and having won numerous other CS:GO titles and other championships in earlier versions of Counter-Strike. The organization first got into competitive Counter-Strike in 2004. As of mid-2017 their CS roster is comprised of Olof “olofeister” Kajbjer, Dennis “dennis” Edman, Freddy “KRiMZ” Johansson, Jesper “JW” Wecksell, Robin “flusha” Ronnquist. Their current coach is Jimmy “Jumpy” Berndtsson.  

Cloud9

Widely considered one of, if not the top esports organization in the world, Cloud9, formed in 2012, has squads that participate in nearly a dozen different esports games and has one of the most impressive lineups of sponsors for any group in the industry. Cloud9 got into CS:GO after acquiring the team from CompLexity Gaming in 2014. Their current roster is Jake “Stewie2k” Yip, Michael “shroud” Grzesiek, Jordan “nOthing” Gilbert, Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham, and Timothy “autimatic” Ta, with Soham “Valens” Chowdhury acting as the CS:GO coach. Their current roster is comprised of Christopher “GeT RiGhT” Alesund, Adam “friberg” Friberg, Richard “Xizt” Landstorm, Patrik “fOrest” Lindberg, William “draken” Sundin. Their coach is Bjorn “THREAT” Pers.

Team Liquid

Formed in the Netherlands in 2000, Team Liquid is a major esports organization that competes in over a dozen games including Counter-Strike: GO. Their current CS:GO roster is comprised of Nicholas “nitrO” Cannella, Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski, Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz, Joshua “jdm64” Marzano, and Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken. Donald Cahill serves as the team analyst, and Wilton Prado is the coach.

To date, EnVyUs hasn't dominated the CS scene the same as NiP or Fnatic but has remained a major competitor, with many top four finishes. In Counter-Strike, Fnatic is considered potentially the greatest team ever, having won a total of three CS:GO majors, and having won numerous other CS:GO titles and other championships in earlier versions of Counter-Strike. The organization first got into competitive Counter-Strike in 2004. As of mid-2017 their CS roster is comprised of Olof “olofeister” Kajbjer, Dennis “dennis” Edman, Freddy “KRiMZ” Johansson, Jesper “JW” Wecksell, Robin “flusha” Ronnquist. Their current coach is Jimmy “Jumpy” Berndtsson.