This German squad is ready to make their mark on ELEAGUE as they prepare to battle high-caliber opposition. After being acquired by Alternative Attax at the beginning of 2016, the team aims to move beyond online and local tournaments, proving they have what it takes to match up with the best.
One of the most consistent teams in the world, the Danish squad always performs well, but seems to falter often at the final hurdle. Taking matters into their own hands by founding one of the few player-run organizations in Counter-Strike, they return to ELEAGUE looking to silence their critics and show they have the caliber to be champions.
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. With their achievements in international competition on the rise, the team has refreshed its roster with a young, talented team eager to prove they are among the world’s elite.
The Danish team emerged from a period of turmoil to start climbing the ladder with results that made the Counter-Strike world pay close attention. Spearheaded by two break-out star players, the product of investing in developing the talent, Team Dignitas handed out humiliating defeats to more experienced teams this year. On the heels of breakout tournament wins over the best teams in the world, the danes aim to keep the momentum going to ELEAGUE Season 02.
Blending veteran smarts and new school skills, this team hopes to earn their place amongst the international competition. The brainchild of former NBA player Rick Fox, Echo Fox is built around one of North America’s smartest in-game leaders, Sean Gares. Given an opportunity for a fresh challenge, he believes he has the tools at his disposal to once again build a team that can fly the flag for North American Counter-Strike.
This French team pioneered a hyper-aggressive style of play that made them not only one of the most-feared teams in the world, but also one of the most entertaining. After internal differences, the team made roster changes, with ELEAGUE Season 02 in their sights. A team of champions in transition, these superstars know what it takes to be the best in the world, and how hard it can be to stay there.
Originally assembled as a group of fan favorites, FaZe has evolved, looking to reward their loyal fan base with trophies in the cabinet. With some roster changes after Season 01, the team maintained a blend of players from all over Europe. Once they find their rhythm, FaZe has the ingredients to be successful.
The kings of Counter-Strike, the Fnatic name is synonymous with achievement. After lower than expected performances recently, along with recent roster changes that shook the community, Fnatic looks to regain their place as the best team in the world. The Season 01 runners-up are ready to make another Grand Final placement in Season 02.
Made up of French veterans, G2 Esports features some of the most successful, seasoned players in Counter-Strike. Returning with the same roster as Season 01, they arrive at Season 02 looking to improve on recent losses and establish their dominance once more.
Known as Brazil's number two team, Immortals has shown in recent finishes that they belong with top tier competition. New to ELEAGUE in Season 02, they'll face-off against international teams to prove their worth.
Powered by a rejuvenated international lineup of players from Germany, the Netherlands, Bosnia, and Spain, this iconic European unit wants to make its mark in ELEAGUE Season 02. The team includes NiKo, one of the best players in the world and a young leader who can dominate the scoreboard on a regular basis.
Natus Vincere (Na'vi)
Built on the foundations of one of the most successful Counter-Strike lineups of all time, Natus Vincere lives up to the meaning of their name – “born to win.” Masters of the methodical approach, their star-filled roster can carry games single-handedly, making them one of the most exciting teams to watch. The team has added s1mple, a young and proven phenom, and they are focused on earning the title of Season 02 champs.
Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP)
Probably the most renowned CS:GO brand in the world, NiP has achieved success across all of Counter-Strike. After setting the record for 87 consecutive wins without a loss at LAN events, they have their place in the history book. With their latest acquisition being benched due to injury, they bring in Maikelele, a talented player thirsty for a deep run in Season 02.
With a passionate fan base known as “the green wall,” Team OpTic know they have a lot to live up to. They made good on that promise by returning for Season 02, albeit with two player changes. Their roster of up-and-coming talent has shown they can cope with the spotlight, something they want more of as they vie for the #1 spot in North America.
Flying the flag for Brazilian Counter-Strike, SK Gaming has risen from obscurity to become one of the best teams in the world. These back-to-back major holders blend a tactical approach with explosive aim, and have grown to become one of the most complete competitors in ELEAGUE.
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 earned the fan-driven nickname “Virtus Plow.” Capable of beating anyone, this team is hungry to defend their Season 01 Championship title here at ELEAGUE.