When it comes to combat games, the name CSGO probably sits on the lips of many. Although we have many popular multiplayer games today, CSGO is the one that has taught numerous players the fundamentals of combat gaming. Having said this, many still don’t know a whole lot about CSGO. Do you know that the game is played in the form of competitive tournaments at a global level? Do you know about the teams that participate in these tournaments? And the pro players who are widely celebrated in the CSGO as well as the wider Esports community? If not then don’t worry! That’s precisely why we are here. In this article, we will learn both about the top CSGO teams and players. Let’s get started without further ado!
Top CSGO Teams
The list starts with FaZe Clan who are famous in the CSGO community as the first team to win a Global Offensive Major. Founded in 2010, FaZe is an American CSGO roster and Esports organization. Their current active squad include top CSGO players like rain, broky,Twistzz, karrigan, ropz, and coach RobbaN. Not only CSGO Major, FaZe is also known for winning top events like IEM Sydney 2018 with Xizt, ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018 with cromen, BLAST Pro Series: Miami 2019 with AdreN, and IEM Katowice 2022 with jks.
NaVi (Natus Vincere)
NaVi is a Ukrainian professional Esports organization and CSGO team. Natus Vincere stands for “born to win” in Latin, and the characteristic is clearly visible in the team. They are the first team to win all Counter-Strike Majors in one calendar year. They are also the first team to win a Global Offensive Major without dropping a map. Their active squad include famous players like s1mple, electroNic, Perfecto, b1t, sdy (stand-in), and B1ad3 as the roster’s coach.
Here we have another team from yet another country. Astralis is a professional Esports team from Denmark. Founded in 2016, Astralis is owned by players of the former Danish Team SoloMid/Team Questionmark lineup. The roster picked up their third CSGO Major title at the IEM Katowice Major 2019. This made them the second team (after Fnatic) in CSGO history to win three Majors, and the third to win two Majors consecutively.
Top CSGO Players
It is often said that “s1mple can come back from hell all the time”. S1mple is one of the most versatile Esports athletes of all time. No one takes him easily even when he is out of form. All it takes is one good round to give some good pain to the opponents. S1mple now plays for NAVI and since he joined, the king of CSGO has bagged 21 MVP medals and countless trophies.
Famous for his sniping skills and often known as one of the best CSGO AWPers. Dev1ce’s numbers speak for himself. With a whopping 30 international trophies and 19 MVP medals under his name, dev1ce has his own story to tell people. He struggled with his personal and health problems for long but those didn’t stop him at all. He also has a record appearance in HLTV.org’s Top 20 list.
Michael Grzesiek, who famously goes by the name of Shroud in the gaming community, is considered a legendary CSGO player. Apart from being a pro CSGO player, Shroud has also been an avid live streamer on YouTube and Twitch. As of April 2022, his Twitch channel has reached over 10 million followers, ranking as the seventh most-followed channel on the platform.
Coldzera is also considered one of the greatest CSGO players of all time by his fans. A Brazilian professional, playing for 00 Nation, has ranked first twice and consecutively by HLTV- 2016 and 2017. He enjoys celebrity-like status in Brazil where he was born and in Portugal where he lives now.
NiKo is a Bosnian professional CSGO player for G2 Esports. He has 7 MVPs under his name along with several other trophies. He also held a place five times in the list of top 10 players by HLTV. NiKo has a big stature in both CSGO and the wider Esports community.
So this is the brief list of top CSGO teams and best CSGO players. You can follow these rosters and players to acquire some Esports thrill, and simultaneously acquire knowledge and skills. These skills can be deployed to earn real money, how? Well, you can monetize your gaming knowledge to play Esports fantasy on FanClash. Make your own fantasy team, compete with other fantasy players, and win in millions. So download the app now