Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

ELEAGUE Unveils 24 Powerhouse Teams to Compete in Inaugural Season
Astralis

One of the most consistent teams in the world, the Danish squad always does well but stands accused of falling at the final hurdle. Having taken matters into their own hands and founding one of the few player-run organizations in world Counter-… more

Cloud9

A staple in North American eSports, Cloud9 was one of the first teams from the U.S. to compete at a very high level against European teams including three runner up placements in European tournaments in 2015.  Cloud9 has refreshed its roster with… more

compLexity

Known to many as the founding fathers of North American Counter-Strike, compLexity is looking to find new players that can bring success back to the brand. A squad hampered by inexperience but bolstered by potential, they operate under the… more

Counter Logic Gaming (CLG)

This team is generally considered to be one of the best teams in North America. The roster is stacked with players all with an ability to go off and carry a game. It will be intriguing to see how they perform against the elite competition in… more

Echo Fox

Blending veteran smarts and new-school skills, this new team has already attracted a lot of attention. The brainchild of former NBA player Rick Fox, the team is built around one of North America’s smartest in-game leaders, Sean Gares. Given an… more

EnVyUs

The flamboyant French team had the world at their feet when they won the major in Cluj, but what should have been the EnvyUs era never materialized. They pioneered a hyper aggressive style of play that made them not only one of the most feared… more

FaZe

Originally assembled as a group of fan favorites, the evolution of FaZe has seen them looking to reward their loyal fan base with trophies in the cabinet. Still relatively new, with a blend of players from all over Europe, they have all the… more

FlipSid3

The Ukrainian team have always been a consistent presence at big tournaments around the globe, although they have yet to secure a title. A team that breaks down their opponents tactically, they keep every game close and competitive, grinding out… more

Fnatic

The kings of Counter-Strike, the fnatic name is synonymous with achievement. The dominant force in 2015 started this year in similar fashion, claiming every tournament they attended until the most recent major. Still widely regarded as the best… more

G2 Esports

Made up of French veterans, they too feature some of the most successful players to have graced Counter-Strike, playing in line-ups that dominated for years at a time. Currently rebuilding their roster and replacing a legendary captain, they come… more

Gambit

A newly assembled squad from Russia and Kazakhstan sees a return for some of the game's oldest veterans. A pundit’s nightmare, the team came from nowhere to upset more established names and qualify for this year’s major in Columbus, where they… more

Luminosity

Flying the flag for Brazilian Counter-Strike, Luminosity has risen from obscurity to become one of the best teams in the world. The current major holders blend a tactical approach with explosive aim and have grown to become one of the most… more

mousesports

Powered by a three-headed German engine and fueled by Dutch and Bosnian marksmen, this iconic European unit wants to leave its mark in the first-ever ELEAGUE Global Championship.  The team includes NiKo, one of the best players in the world and a… more

Na'Vi

Built on the foundations of one of the most successful Counter-Strike line-ups of all time, Natus Vincere live up to their name – “born to win.” Masters of the methodical approach, their roster of stars are capable of carrying games single-… more

Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP)

Probably the most renowned CS:GO brand in the world, NiP have achieved success across all of Counter-Strike. They have their place in the history books after setting the record of 87 consecutive wins without a loss at LAN events. After the roster… more

NRG

A new team that has taken two great European minds and added American firepower to the mix, NRG are one of the more exciting prospects in the region. Made up of true veterans and comparative rookies, the team already has some impressive results… more

OpTic

With a passionate fan base referred to as “the green wall,” the newly acquired Team OpTic know they have a lot to live up to. They made good on that promise by qualifying to the league in Vegas but now the real challenge begins. Their roster of… more

Renegades

A true blue collar team from Australia, the “Renegades” are a team with members who formerly held jobs as plumbers, carpenters and laborers during the week, before flying all around the world on weekends to partake in their passion of competitive… more

Selfless

One of the newest names in the world of Counter-Strike, Selfless is made up of budding North American players from the recently disbanded Enemy, each of whom seeks to assert both pride and selflessness in order to form one united team of… more

SK Gaming

One of the great Counter-Strike names, SK Gaming has boasted legendary lineups in the past. The team is a mix of Scandinavian talent, with legends from that bygone era on the roster and the new breed of players that followed them. A constantly… more

Team Dignitas

The Danish lineup has emerged from a period of turmoil to start climbing the ladder with results that have made the Counter-Strike world pay close attention. Spearheaded by two break-out star players, the product of investing in developing the… more

Team Liquid

The heir apparent to North American Counter-Strike, Team Liquid has assembled a squad featuring some of the best players in their roles and invested in young talent that is now starting to blossom. Recent performances have shown that they can… more

Team SoloMid (TSM)

Assembled from the remnants of other North American lineups, this group of players find themselves representing one of esports’ biggest brands with many questioning whether or not they have the capability to do so. With a roster that features… more

Virtus Pro

The Polish powerhouse includes some of the most storied players in Counter-Strike’s rich history. A momentum based team that has the potential to roll over anyone in their way has seen their fans dub them “Virtus Plow.” Capable of beating anyone… more