FaZe Clan is an American e-sports organization, which was founded in 2010 by the creators FaZe Timid and FaZe Resistance and later by the Brazilian Thomas “Temperrr” Oliveira was acquired. The FaZe Clan currently binds e-athletes in the disciplines of Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnight Battle Royale, Overwatch, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Wins, and FIFA.
The FaZe clan was initially not engaged in professional e-sports and first published game footage of the game series Call of Duty on YouTube. Under the title Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the FaZe clan began its initial bid to participate in e-sports tournaments by broadcasters, such as Major League Gaming. FaZe participated in the MLG Spring Championship 2013 and reached a place among the top six. Since then, the FaZe clan is a regular participant in major league gaming tournaments. In 2014, the FaZe clan first participated in a Call of Duty World Cup and reached the sixth place. After this World Cup FaZe opened two more CoD sister teams called FaZe Red and FaZe Black. Both represented in 2015 the organization at the World Cup. FaZe Red retired only in the semifinals. Despite this success, the two sections were dissolved again in 2015. Since 2015, FaZe Clan participates in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, the Call of Duty World League. Part of the team since then almost all the Americans Ian “Enable” Wyatt, Thomas “ZooMaa” Paparratto and Dillon “Attach” Price, which reach FaZe regularly podium finishes in the continental tournaments.
In January 2016, FaZe Clan took over the CS: GO team of G2 Esports around Mikail “Maikelele” Bill. The quintet did not meet expectations in the first few months. In the first two major tournaments FaZe retired in the group stage. It was followed by repeated player changes. Bill was exchanged with three other members of the founding quintet. Only the Norwegian Håvard “rain” Nygaard remained the organization. In October 2016, Astralis admitted Finn «karrigan» Andersen, in February 2017 the commitment of Nikola “NiKo” Kovač of mousesports followed. Since then FaZe plays much more successful. The team won the third edition of the StarLadder i-League StarSeries and reached the final on two tournaments of the ESL Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice and Sydney. At the ESL One Cologne 2017 FaZe retired in the semifinals. On the PGL Major: Kraków 2017 FaZe retired in the group stage. Already two weeks after this tournament, the Slovak Ladislav «GuardiaN» Kovács replaced Aleksi «allu» Jalli on 3 August 2017. Just in time for the start of the ESL Pro League Season 6, Olof “Olofmeister” Kajbjer was transferred from fnatic to the FaZe Clan on 20 August 2017. He replaced Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey. In the fall, the FaZe clan managed to win the ESL One New York 2017 and the Eleague CS: GO Premier 2017 tournament. In November 2017, FaZe reached the final of the Intel Extreme Masters Season XII – Oakland. In January 2018 FaZe reached the final of the Eleague Major: Boston 2018. On 17 June 2018 FaZe managed to make the 1st place on the ESL One Belo Horizonte, with Jorgen “cromen” Robertsen as a replacement for Olof “Olofmeister” Kajbjer
Fnatic is a professional e-sports organization based in London, UK. Founded on July 23, 2004, the team has players all over the world in various games such as: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends and Dota 2.
The Fnatic League of Legends team won the first League of Legends World Championship history in 2011, and also holds the League of Legends Championship Series record for a total of five of the seven played so far. In Summer Split 2015 became the first LCS team to finish an undefeated split
Fnatic opened the doors to have children on July 23, 2004. A young businessman named Sam Mathews founded the organization with the help of Anne Mathews; with three separate teams, all have nothing of their own. Unreal Tournament, Call of Duty and Counter Strike. In the opening week, Fnatic acquired the player from Painkiller Sander “Vo0” Kaasjager. Sander dominated the world stage of Painkiller in 2004 and 2005, winning several titles by Fnatic. Sander received the company of Andrew “Gellehsak” Ryder, Johan “Toxic” Quick, and Alexander “Ztrider” Ingarv to help expand the name of Fnatic in the scenario of Painkiller. The Unreal Tournament division, with Laurens “Lauke” Pluijmaekers, Frank “R0X” Aartman, and Martijn “roach” Nuijens, left some marks in the competitive landscape by winning big titles, including WCG 2004. In mid-2005, his first step to enter the scenario of Counter Strike, acquiring his first male team. The Counter Strike team eventually became the most financially successful in the world. [Citation needed] Fnatic has acquired sponsors, including Everglide, Intel, NVIDIA and Sennheiser.
Starting a new division of Counter Strike was the first big step for the new chapter of Fnatic. Dismissing his old team from Spain, Fnatic introduced a new team from Sweden including Oscar “Archi” Torgersen, Patrik “f0rest”, Harley “dsn” Örwall, Patrik “cArn” Sättermon, and Kristoffer “Tentpole” Nordlund. The team added Oskar “ins” Holm in 2007, and Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund and Rasmus “GuX” Ståhl in 2009. Along with the new Counter Strike team, Fnatic ventured into the Quake 4 arena with players including James “TooGood “Harding, Stephan” Stelam “Lammert, and Mikael” PURRI “Tarvainen. During 2005 and 2006, Fnatic won the ESPORTS Team of the Year and reached 3rd place in major tournaments such as ESWC and CPL.
In 2006 two Fnatic veterans, Sander “Vo0” Kaasjager and Laurens “Lauke” Pluijmaekers, retired from the E-Sports. After ESWC 2006, Fnatic introduced Alexey “Cypher” Yanushevsky, whom the team had chosen to represent them on the Dueling stage, along with James “TooGood” Harding and Alexander “Ztrider” Ingarv. Yanushevsky reached 3rd place in Quake 3 and Quake 4 in WSVG and QuakeCon. Also at this time, the Fnatic.CS division won several events, such as WEM, GG and NGL. The newest addition to the organization was the World of Warcraft division, Fnatic.WoW. Returning to represent Fnatic in the 3v3 community of World of Warcraft were members TooGood, VoO and Ztrider themselves. The team formed by FPS players reached the 2nd place in WSVG China. In 2007 the team was again named Team ESPORTS of the Year.
The year 2008 saw the addition of two new divisions, one for Call of Duty, Fnatic.COD, represented by Daniel “tidde” Asp, Johan “LINQAN” Lindqvist, Marcus “odyxz” Nilsson, Robin “rivve” Holmen and Mikael ” zsilts “Smedberg; and one for Defense of the Ancients, Fnatic.DotA, represented by Ritter “Ritter” Rusli, Romi “Melen” Gunawan, Ariyanto “Lakuci” Sony, Sugiarto “BaHaMuT” Cahyadi and Jeffry “Neo” Lu.Fnatic.WoW division reached the top of several events, including BlizzCon, IEM and MLG.
In 2009, Fnatic acquired the sponsors MSI and SteelSeries, two companies that support the E-sports. Also during that time, Fnatic acquires Counter Strike players Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund and Rasmus “GuX” Ståhl, as well as a new DotA team, including Edvin “Kwom” Börjesson, Jonathan “Loda” Berg, Rasmus “Misery-” Berth, Rene “Kebap-” Werner and Aringazin “Aidar” Aidar.Even in 2009, the team came to add Stevy “stevy” Verheyen to the team FnaticMSI.CoD. At that time, FnaticMSI reached the top 3 in events that included ESWC, IEM, KODE5 and CGS.
FnaticMSI.CS became the best Counter Strike team of 2009. FnaticMSI.CoD also had a successful year.
After being away from the Quake series for a while, the organization finally announced a five-player team to represent them globally. The members were David “god” Kinnaird, Pierre-Emeric “lnkje” Portier, Sebastian “Spart1e” Siira, Alessandro “Stermy” Avallone and Kevin “strenx” Baeza. They have won 3 titles for FnaticMSI at events like QuakeCon and IEM. Also at this time, the organization separated from its DotA team and Counter Strike player Rasmus “GuX” Ståhl, receiving Björn “threat” Pers. The team won the “ESPORTS Team of the Year” award in 2009.
During 2010, the team received back Rasmus “GuX” Ståhl, hoping to revive their success in 2009. Despite being able to win some events, they were defeated by rival NaVi in several tournaments, causing a reform in the Counter Strike team. That would be the biggest change in FnaticMSI.CS since 2005, with the organization releasing Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg, Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund and Rasmus “GuX” Ståhl. The team received three new players: Richard “Xizt” Landström, Faruk “Pita” Pita and Marcus “Delpan” Larsson. During this time, the organization moved away from the Quake scenario and released its players. FnaticMSI.HoN was restructured, with players such as Johan “N0tail” Sundstein, Kalle “Trixi” Saarinen, Henrik “Freshpro” Hansen, Jascha “Nova” Markuse and Tal “Fly” Aizik. Also in 2010, FnaticMSI created a League of Legends division called Fnatic.LoL, which included Enrique Javier “xPeke” Martinez, Maciej “Shushei” Ratuszniak, Manuel “LamiaZeaLoT” Mildenberger, Lauri “Cyanidefi” Happonen, Max “MagicFingers” Dreysse and Peter “Mellisan” Meisrimel. The team managed to win all major titles in Heroes of Newerth and League of Legends of the year. In addition, FnaticMSI has created a console division (Xbox) and a StarCraft II, with Chia Yang “Sen” Cheng and runner-up GSL Park “Rain” Seo-Yong. On March 19, 2012, Fnatic acquired the Korean player Ji “ByuL” Won Han.
Astralis (official: Astralis Esport ApS) is a Danish e-sports organization, which is active in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It was founded by Frederik Byskov in January 2016 in consultation with the previous Team Question Mark, whose players have since signed with Astralis.
With semifinals at the DreamHack Leipzig 2016 and at the World Championship of the ESL Intel Extreme Masters Astralis celebrated first successes. December was the most successful month for Astralis in its founding year. The team in that month won the Esports Championship Series Season 2 and entered the final of the Eleague Season 2.
One year after its founding, Astralis won the Eleague Major: Atlanta 2017, the first Danish team to win a major tournament with $ 500,000 in prize money
SK Gaming (SK) is a German professional electronic sports organization founded in 1997 by a large group of Quake players who lived in Oberhausen. SK Gaming has teams in different genres of games and are particularly recognized for their success in Counter-Strike tournaments. SK is one of the founding members of G7 Teams.
Four brothers and three friends in Oberhausen, Germany founded Schroet Kommando in 1997 as a German Quake clan. The original team of Schroet Kommando consisted of Ralf “Griff” Reichert, Daniel “Godlike” Beames, Tim “Burke” Reichert, Benjamin “Kane” Reichert, Kristof “Speed” Salwiczek, Carsten “Storch” Kramer and Sven “Ramses” Tümmers. According to Ralf Reichert, the original name of the team came from one of the members repeatedly shouting “Schröet!”. Eventually, the team adopted that word in the name, becoming “Schroet Kommando”. Since then, the organization began to use more abbreviation until it eventually became SK Gaming.
Initially, the home of the Beames family was the basis of the Schroet Kommando, which focused primarily on the Quake series. In the beginning, Schroet Kommando became one of the first clans to own an all-female team; the most notable player was Annemarie “XS” Warnkross, who is currently a German TV presenter. The organization expanded to Counter-Strike, where it became one of the most successful teams in Germany. In September 2011, Andreas “bds” Thorstensson joined his news syndicate and his team Geekboys with SK Gaming, with the long-term perspective of emphasizing the success of their own organization. Thorstenssons revolutionized electronic sports by making SK the first organization to have premium services (“SK Insider”, a virtual store where subscribers could download better, faster demos, mods and add-ons, as well as direct contact with SK players). The international success of the Counter-Strike team came when they signed the players of the successful Swedish Ninjas in Pajamas (NiP) clan. In 2003 SK Gaming became the first electronic sports organization to hire players, starting with SK Sweden’s Counter-Strike team.
The 2006 season did not bring success to the Counter-Strike team, most notably the team failed to qualify for the Electronic Sports World Cup, in which Sweden were represented by rivals NiP and the Fnatic team, development. After that, the team managed to qualify for the KODE5 finals, where they managed to win two matches and then lost to the MIBR Brazilians during the group stage. They lost again to Wisdom Nerve Victory in the elimination phase, getting in 5-8th overall place. However, success came to the Quake 4 team as Swedish player Johan “Toxic” Quick managed to win eight of ten major tournaments this year, including four of five world tournaments. Meanwhile, the FIFA 06 team had a successful year, winning the prestigious Eletronic Sports League Pro Series twice, and German player Daniel “hero” Schellhase won the World Cyber Games.
In 2008, SK Gaming began investing in World of Warcraft and shortly after the launch of Sunwell Plateau, the raid of The Burning Crusade, the organization sponsored Curse, one of the best ranked guilds of the era. SK’s German competitor, Mousesports, had significant recognition for managing Nihilum, the most successful guild in the world, reaching the vast majority of first raid kills in the world. Due to differences of interest, the PvE team was disbanded, with a greater emphasis given to the PvP aspect. Near the end of 2008, SK Gaming entered the competitive landscape of the consoles, with the acquisition of a German team of Xbox.
Team EnVyUs is an American e-sports organization. She has so far been successful in the games series Call of Duty and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Currently the organization is managed by Mike “Hastr0” Rufail. EnVyUs has active players in the Call of Duty: WWII, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Halo 4, Gears of War, League of Legends and Rocket League games.
Founded in 2007, Team EnVyUs still celebrated first successes in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare with two second places in Major League Gaming. For the first time nV was in the MLG Online National Championship in the discipline Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. In Call of Duty: Black Ops, the team was again at the MLG National Championship 2011 on the podium. After a rather low commitment to the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 took nV in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 again in competitions. At the first Call of Duty Championships in 2013, Team EnVyUs took second place and won $ 200,000. NV also achieved the same result in the following year at the Call of Duty Championship 2014. Notable first places celebrated nV in CoD: Ghosts at the Gfinity G3 Lan and at the MLG Call of Duty: Ghosts League Season 3. Also in the later games of the CoD series Team EnVyUs makes a lineup. For Call of Duty: Black Ops III nV was able to sign Patrick “ACHES” Price and Tyler “TeePee” Polchow among others. After strengthening with “Apathy” and “J0hn” for Stage 2 in Black Ops 3, nV was able to win both the Stage 2 Playoffs and Call of Duty XP 2016. The world champion lineup also remained for CoD: Infinite Warfare. Despite reaching second place in the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship, “JKap”, “Apathy” and “John” left the team on 26 August 2017. On 4 November 2017, “Huke”, “Classic” and “Temp “For the Call of Duty: WWII team committed to” SlasheR “.
On February 1, 2015, Team EnVyUs signed up for the five French winners of the DreamHack Winter 2014. The victory of the former lineup of Team LDLC allowed nV to participate in the ESL One Katowice 2015 and reached the semi-finals there. Although the team was able to win more than $ 100,000 in competitions from Star Ladder and Gfinity London alone in the first half of 2015, in July 2015, the players chose Richard “shox” Papillon and Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux in exchange for Dan “ApEX” Madesclaire and Kenny “KennyS” scrub off Titan eSports. The new lineup celebrated its victory in the IEM X in August 2015 – gamescom and the finals at the ESL One Cologne 2015, as well as the victory of Gfinity Champion of Champions 2015 in September 2015. The sporting highlight of 2015 was the major’s win for nV DreamHack Cluj-Napoca.
In March 2016, EnVyU’s Timothée “DEVIL” signed Démolon of Team LDLC White. Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey had to leave the team.
In October 2016, Timothée “DEVIL” Démolon left the team due to internal problems and was replaced by Christophe “SIXER” Xia, who had previously played as stand-in for nV. On February 3, 2017, EnVyUs had to announce the departure of players Nathan “NBK” Schmitt, Dan “apEX” Madesclaire and Kenny “KennyS” Schrub. The day after, nV presented Cedric “RpK” Guipouy, Alexandre “xms” Forté and David “devoduvek “Dobrosavljevic three new players completing Christophe” SIXER “Xia and Vincent” Happy “Schopenhauer.
In the spring of 2018, the team often had to change the team until they decided in June 2018 to dismiss the entire team. After the summer break, it was announced that a new team around the ex-Splyce team is being established, which ensured a participation in the ESL Pro League Season 8.