Fnatic is an e-sports organization founded in 2004, headed by Samuel “zr0” Mathews. The foundation is located in Australia, the administration, as well as its own shop, are located in London. Four full-time employees work there.
Sander “Vo0” Kaasjager, player of the computer game Painkiller, helped fnatic to a breakthrough with his good results on the CPL World Tour 2005. After his temporary career end in early 2006, the Counter-Strike department became an important leader of the clan. The team around Patrik Lindberg won from 2006 several hundred thousand dollar prize money. Fnatic was a member of the G7 Teams, a former association of the world’s most successful clans. It was honored with the eSports Award as eSports Team of the Year in 2006 and 2009.
In League of Legends fnatic 2011 won the Dreamhack Summer the first World Cup (Riot League of Legends World Championship). After a slightly less successful year in 2012, the team won both semi-seasons (Splits) of the newly introduced professional league league championship series (LCS) in 2013 and reached the semi-finals at the World Cup. The team also achieved the semi-finals in 2015.
After that, fnatic, in addition to the successful Counter-Strike and League of Legends teams, was active in other disciplines such as Dota 2 and Heroes of the Storm. Since 2007, the fnatic Academy has also provided a kind of amateur section, consisting of teams in less popular e-sports disciplines, giving them the opportunity to develop in a professional environment.
On August 23, 2015, fnatic won two big tournaments in one day with victories at the ESL One Cologne 2015 in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and at the League of Legends Championship Series summer playoffs.
On August 15, 2016, Robin “flusha” Rönnquist, Jesper “JW” Wecksell and Freddy “KRiMZ” Johansson joined Godsent, while Simon “twist” Eriksson and Jonas “Lekr0” Eliasson from Godsent went to fnatic. Since these changes did not bring much success to both teams, on February 4, 2017, both organizations agreed to a renewed player swap that reversed the previous year’s changes.
Team Liquid is the name of an e-sports clan and the associated news portal, which is considered in its function as an online medium and community as the most important English-speaking point of contact for StarCraft e-sports. Later, the coverage was also extended to other e-sports titles.
Due to the dominant position of teamliquid.net, the team is referred to as Team Liquid Pro, based on the separate Internet domain. In addition, there was a separate tournament series with the TeamLiquid StarLeague.
The Dutch StarCraft player Victor «Nazgul» Goossens founded the Clan Liquid in late 2000. In StarCraft: Brood War Liquid was long considered one of the strongest teams outside South Korea. With the appearance of the successor StarCraft 2 a new team was compiled, which consisted partly of the SC: BW-Players of Team Liquid, partly from new obligations.
In late 2010, the team entered into a cooperation with the South Korean StarCraft 2 clan Old Generations, in the course of which most liquid players moved to Seoul in the training rooms of oGs and in the local professional league, the Global StarCraft II League to gain a foothold tried. The most successful was the Swede Jonathan “Jinro” Walsh, who reached the top 4 both in the last season of 2010 and in the top division of the January 2011 GSL. Meanwhile, most players are back home.
Since May 10, 2011, the team has its own website.
On December 6, 2012, the organization was expanded by a Dota 2 team, which belonged to the extended world top until the dissolution of 2014. The team consisted of parts of the former team compLexity and one former player each of the teams Evil Geniuses and Quantic Gaming. On March 18, 2014, Victor Goossens announced the creation of a Super Smash Bros. Melee team consisting of Daniel “KoreanDJ” Jung and Ken “Sephiroth” Hoang.
In early 2015, the team merged with Curse Gaming and took over, among other things, the high-caliber occupied League of Legends team of Curse, which plays in the North American professional league LCS. Also in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive discipline, the organization presented its first lineup on January 13, 2015. Team Liquid signed the former Denial E-Sports team around Nick “nitr0” Cannella. The team was first strengthened in 2016 by Ukrainian Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev and from June 2016 by Dane Jacob “Pimp” Winneche. In July 2016 Liquid moved into the final of the ESL One Cologne 2016 and lost there against SK Gaming.
Team Liquid won The International and associated prize money of nearly $ 11 million in August 2017.
First and foremost, Team Liquid provides nationwide coverage of StarCraft’s e-sports scene and provides discussion forums for Blizzard Entertainment games, such as StarCraft and StarCraft 2. It also lists streams from ongoing events or games. Over time, Team Liquid grew into the largest StarCraft and StarCraft 2 community on the Internet, with over 85,000 active members and over 7 million posts.
The website was launched on 1 May 2001 under the domain teamliquid.cjb.net. On September 22, 2002, the website received the new and until today valid domain teamliquid.net. One day after the inauguration, the name of Team Liquid was confirmed in a vote.
Team Liquid offers its users additional content, among others
Liquipedia – a wiki with articles about players, tournaments and strategies for the games StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft II, Dota 2, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Smash Bros.
TLPD – a player database that lists the results of professional players in tournaments. (StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft II)
TL Power Rank – an editorially created world ranking of players.
Calendar – a calendar that lists upcoming and past events.
Live User Streams – a list of current streams of progamers and community members.
The two already played tournaments of the Team Liquid Starleague (short: TSL) were among the largest non-Korean StarCraft: BW tournaments. The first TSL was sponsored by Razer and hosted in 2008 and was a highly anticipated event for the elite of the Brood War scene. The following year, the TSL2 doubled the prize money to $ 20,000 compared to the first tournament.
Team Liquid announced after the launch of StarCraft 2 a third TSL tournament, sponsored by PokerStrategy.com, with $ 34,700 in prize money.
The TL Opens were one-day tournaments hosted on the European and American Battle.net servers and were used to qualify for the TSL.
Evil Geniuses (EG) is an American electronic sports club (eSport) based in San Francisco. Created in 1999, it is one of the oldest eSports organizations in the world.
She is present in several different games: Dota 2, League of Legends, StarCraft II, World of Warcraft, Halo, Call of Duty, Rocket League and Rainbow Six Siege.
It was formerly a subsidiary of GoodGame Agency, which in turn was owned by Amazon through its Twitch division.
The Dota 2 team won the 2015 International, receiving the biggest cash prize in the history of esport at the time.
Evil Geniuses was founded for a Counter-Strike team of Canadians in 1999. The current CEO is a native of Philadelphia and Alex Garfield started working for the team in 2004.
Evil Geniuses launches in Defense of the Ancients (Dota) on April 12, 2008, made up of players of Team eMg (currently SK Gaming). Evil Geniuses enters the StarCraft: Brood War game on April 25, 2009, with the recruitment of American Geoff “iNcontrol” Robinson, and Dan “Nyoken” Eidson, with Eric “G5” Rothmuller, Jake “LzGaMeR” Winstead, and Bryce “Machine” Bates. Evil Geniuses saw its DotA North American team stop on December 3, 2009, after two months of practice and little exposure on this stage.
Evil Geniuses embarked on StarCraft II during the launch of the 2010 game of the year with the hiring of top American players Gregory “IdrA” Fields as well as the well-known commentator, and the player Nick “Tasteless” Plott on September 9, 20108 .
In 2010, Evil Geniuses expanded into fighting games with the signing of Justin Wong and Martin “Marne” Phan. In less than a year, they recruited five other players including 3 Americans: Ricki Ortiz, Ari “fLoE” Weintraub, and Eduardo “PR Balrog” Perez-Frangie, as well as Japanese players Yusuke “Momochi” Momochi, and Yuka ” Chocoblanka »Kusachi. Marn was finally released, in 2011, at her own request, with the intention of launching her own team on League of Legends, Team MRN.
On March 31, 2011, longtime member Manuel “Grubby” Schenkhuizen, as well as StarCraft II, division head of Nick “Tasteless” Plott left the organization for example lost his Heroes of Newerth squad, on July 8, at SK Gaming , because of sponsorship of complications. Near the end of this month, the North American Star League Champion, Ho Joon “PuMa” Lee, joined for example, despite the lack of consultation with his previous organization. Three weeks later, the top Canadian player, Chris “HuK” Loranger, he left his long time at the organization of the Liquid Team, and joined for example, to compete alongside the Champs and Lee in Korea. South. On October 21, it was announced that the trio would be moving to stay with South Korean team SlayerS, according to a correlated partnership set up between the organizations. for example saw the return of two former DotA players, Clinton “Fear” Loomis and Jimmy “Demon” Ho, with the acquisition of their first Dota 2 team.
On January 7, 2012, Evil Geniuses announced the dismissal of its longtime Counter-Strike team, although Jordan’s star player “n0thing” Gilbert first stayed to produce content related to the game. In September 2012, Boulba and XHobbzeEx left the team’s Dota 2 due to personal problems and were replaced by Jio “Jeyo” Madayag and Robert “bdiz” tinnes a. On December 5, 2012, for example, signed the success of StarCraft: Brood War Player Zerg Lee Jae-Dong. On January 25, 2013, for example, announced their expansion into League of Legends with the signing of the former Counter of the European Division’s Logic of Play – in negotiations that would have lasted three months, however, the team more later dissolve due to very poor results
On April 4, 2014, Evil Geniuses announced that they had signed the fighting games player, Kenneth “K-Brad” Bradley. Before that, Ari “fLoE” Weintraub had been thanked by the team.
On October 27, 2014, it was announced that three Evil Geniuses players from the Call of Duty team, Patrick “Maux” from Price, Ian “Crimsix” Porter, and Ken Dedo, had left the organization, before joining OpTic Gaming. The CEO of EG, Alex Garfield confirmed via reddit that he had, indeed let three of these players go to OpTic Gaming.
On November 21, 2014, Evil Geniuses, announced the launch of its first team on Halo, composed of twins: Jason “Lunchbox” Brown and Justin “Roy” Brown, but also Halo 4 World Championship finalist in 2014: Justin “IGotUrPistola” Deese and Eric “Snip3down” Wrona, which is counted among the best “slayers” in the world. The team participated in the Halo Championship Series of Season 1 and won three line-ups at this time. December 21st iGotUrPistola left the team due to injury. Tony «LxthuL» Campbell from the BTH team replaced him.
On December 9, 2014, Evil Geniuses announced that their parent organization, GoodGame Agency, had been acquired by Twitch.
On December 16, 2014, Evil Geniuses Yusuke Momochi won the 2014 Capcom Cup tournament. Momochi qualified for the event by winning Southeast Asia Major 2014 in Singapore. This win automatically grant him entry into Capcom Cup 2015. On July 19, 2015, Yusuke Momochi won the 2015 Evolution, taking AVerMedia’s victory of Bruce “Gamerbee” Hsiang in a grand finale controversy that saw Momochi suffer of a hardware failure with his Razer stick arcade.
On December 12, 2016, Evil Geniuses and Alliance became players’ organizations where the players are also the owners of the club19. It was confirmed later that the US player Dota 2 Pierre “ppd” Dager was appointed CEO of Evil Geniuses.
On March 24, 2017, Evil Geniuses invested in the Super Smash Bros. scene. (series) on Wii U with the acquisition of Julian “Zinoto” Carrington
After the 2011 International, Evil Geniuses announced their new team on Dota 2 in October 2011. This list included Clinton’s “Fear” of Loomis, Rasmus Couchette “Misery” Filipsen, Jimmy “Demon” Ho, Amel “Playmate” Barudzija, and Pers Anders Olsson “Pajkatt” Lille.
After average results in the big tournaments, Evil Geniuses recruits Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling from Cloud in December 2014 and by betting on Sumail coming from Pakistan. On August 8, 2015, Evil Geniuses won the 2015 Chinese International CDEC Gaming Team, finishing first of the world’s largest electronic sports tournament, earning a total of $ 6,616,014, which was one of the most biggest cash prize ever recorded in the esport. They were also the first and only one American team today to have won the event in addition to their home countries in Seattle. A week later, Aui_2000 was released from his contract with the team, with former member Arteezy replacing on the list.
Finishing third of the Frankfurt Major in 201526 and the Shanghai Major in 2016. On March 22, Arteezy and UNiVeRsE leave the team by joining Team Secret27. On March 25, Evil Geniuses announced that former members Aui_2000 and Boulba will join the team to fill these positions.
Evil Geniuses finished in third place at the 2016 International. After the tournament, “ppd” and “Fear” both decided to withdraw from the Dota 2 competition to pursue other opportunities within the organization. . Andreas Franck «Cr1t-» Nielsen, who would become the new captain, and Arteezy replaced them.
As a result of their early elimination in the International 2017 in August, Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg left Evil Geniuses thinking he was going to look for new options about his career. After Shortley, it was Peter “ppd” Dager’s turn to resign as CEO and was replaced by former team manager Philippe Aram. The following month, the Evil Geniuses announced that Clinton “Fear” Loomis would step out of his role as team coach to join the team as an active player.
In December 2017, Evil Geniuses announced that they would withdraw from the UNiVeRsE team and their coach, SVG. They choose Rasmus “Misery” Filipsen and Sam “Boulba” Sosale to replace them. In May 2018, Evil Geniuses announced the acquisition of “S4” and “Fly” former players of OG after terminating “Fear” and “Misery” of their contracts.
On May 28, 2018, a thunderbolt on the Dota 2 stage where, Evil Geniuses recovers Gustav “s3” Magnusson and Tal “Fly” Aizik from OG 2 months before the International 2018 in place of “MISERY” and “Fear” , to be able to hope to win the International, but they fail in the third place and it is “OG” who wins the event.
Team Spirit is a new brand in e-sports, founded in 2015, aimed at developing e-sports not only in Russia, but also in the entire CIS region. In the future, it is planned to add teams to various e-sports disciplines.
Ninjas in Pajamas (abbreviated NiP) is the name of a Swedish electronic sports organization known for the performance of its teams on the Counter-Strike scene. The team resurfaced in 2012 and then dominated the scene on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, winning almost all LAN tournaments that same year except for the one they did not participate in.
Ninjas in Pajamas was originally created in June 2000, but was formed as a team in 2001 after several changes in name and composition.
Their biggest success on Counter-Strike is their victory at the CPL Worlds in 2001, after a very close final against the X3 team (winner of the Team3D team). They then had problems finding sponsors but the solution came to join the famous SK Gaming organization. They were known as “SK Scandinavia” and “SK Sweden” during their contract. They continued with their success and became a recognized force in the Counter-Strike business community. They total tournament winnings of around $ 170,000 in 2003.
With the desire to keep a bigger share of the sponsors’ money, they decide to leave SK Gaming at the beginning of 2005. Later, in the year, some players will return to SK Gaming leaving Ninjas in Pajamas the care of find other talents to replace them.
As a result of these various problems, Emil “HeatoN” Christensen, together with his teammate and friend Tommy “Potti” Ingemarsson as well as managers Peter Hedlund and Victor Lindgvist, reform Ninjas in Pajamas as a company.
On August 10, 2012, Ninjas in Pajamas announce their return from Counter-Strike to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The team is now composed of Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg (formerly SK Gaming), Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund (formerly SK Gaming), Richard “Xizt” Landström (formerly Fnatic), Robin “Fifflaren” Johansson and Adam “friberg” Friberg. The first three players are from Counter-Strike 1.6 while the last two come from Counter-Strike: Source.
During the year 2012, they won all the LAN tournaments in which they participated, as well as almost all the international tournaments in LAN that took place, with the exception of one, to which they could not participate , won by ESC Gaming8. Note that they did not lose a single match, or even a single card in LAN. This makes them the best team of the year 2012 globally, far ahead of their most serious competitors VeryGames and ESC Gaming.
On June 29, 2014, the Ninjas in Pajamas are eliminated by the Virtus.Pro in the semifinal of the lower bracket of the ESEA Global Finals Season 16. This is the first time that the Swedish formation does not finish in the top 4 of a competition in LAN on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
In the second part of league champions League of Legends LCS, the NiP take a line up CW (Copenhagen Wolves) to integrate LCS Summer. Thus Deficio, Bjergsen, TheTess, Needgodbro and Svenskeren join the PINs, although not all are tenured in favor of Freeze, and Malunoo (former AAA).
On August 17, 2014, the NiP win the ESL One Cologne 2014 on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive against Fnatic on a score of 2-1 (16-11 / 8-16 / 16-13), and win $ 100,000.
On August 22, 2015, the NiP lose in the 1/4 final of the ESL One Cologne 2015 on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive against Virtus.Pro on a score of 16-14 / 16-5. This defeat puts an end to a series of 5 consecutive finals in major for the Swedish team.