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Best CSGO Teams in 2020

2019 was a remarkable year for the competitive landscape of Counter-Strike Global Offensive. Since we saw some of the biggest teams competing for supremacy in the most prestigious tournaments. 2020 also had its fair share of competitive success despite the Coronavirus outbreak. In this article, we will have a comprehensive look at some of the best CSGO teams in the world 2020. We will also see how these teams are ranked by some of the most legitimate platforms.

CSGO World Rankings 2020

Ranking the best CSGO teams is not an easy job since every year there are hundreds of roster changes. But still, two bodies provide the best and most legitimate ranks, these are HLTV CS:GO World Ranking and ESL CS:GO World Ranking. Both of these platforms have provided all the information regarding their metrics of formulating these ranks and to date, not even a single player or organization has criticized them. Instead, the organizers tend to invite the top rank teams of these platforms to multi-million dollar CSGO tournaments.

Top 15 CSGO Teams in 2020

CSGO competitive landscape has a lot to offer in 2020 since we will have the top CSGO sides battling it out in the biggest tournaments. The scene is developing and in 2020 it promises high profile action, this means that you should be up to date with the information of the best teams. Since the CSGO betting is also coming into the spotlight. Therefore we will look at the top 15 CSGO Teams in 2020.

Astralis

Astralis is rated as the king of CSGO. The Danish side has also been tipped by many as possibly the best Counter-Strike team in history. Astralis is the first CSGO team to win three consecutive Majors with their remarkable performances in StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, IEM Katowice 2019 and FACEIT Major 2018. The side has also won over 15 top tier tournaments. This superstar roster has held first place in HLTV team rankings for 90 which is another remarkable milestone. Each player on the team plays his role to perfection and the results show it.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚛馃嚢 Andreas "Xyp9x" H酶jsleth
  • 馃嚛馃嚢 Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen
  • 馃嚛馃嚢 Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander
  • 馃嚛馃嚢 Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz
  • 馃嚛馃嚢 Emil "Magisk" Reif
  • 馃嚛馃嚢 Patrick "es3tag" Hansen
  • 馃嚛馃嚢 Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen

Links: astralis.gg@astralisggHLTV
Hashtags: #ToTheStars #LetsGoAstralis

Natus Vincere (NaVi)

You cannot skip Natus Vincere when talking about the best CSGO teams in the world. On paper, NaVi is the most dominant side of the CIS region. The team is led by one of the best players in the world, s1mple. He has been clinical in the success of the Russian/Ukrainian team as he managed to make some legendary plays on one of the biggest stages. The most Most notable achievement of the side in 2019 is winning the StarSeries Season 7. We hope that the side continues to flourish in 2020.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚪馃嚭 Egor "flamie" Vasilyev
  • 馃嚭馃嚘 Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
  • 馃嚪馃嚭 Denis "electronic" Sharipov
  • 馃嚪馃嚭 Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov
  • 馃嚪馃嚭 Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy

Links: navi.gg@natusvincereHLTV
Hashtags: #navination

Mousesports

Mousesports was simply phenomenal in 2019. The EU side had its fair share of troubles in early months but after some alterations, the side got back on its feet to beat some of the best teams in the world. The Mice shocked the world when they won the CSGO Asia Championships by beating the likes of ENCE and EG. The team only improved since a few weeks later it won the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals by demolishing Astralis and Fnatic. We hope that Mousesports continues to be a force to be reckoned with in 2020.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚛馃嚢 Finn "karrigan" Andersen
  • 馃嚦馃嚤 Chris "chrisJ" de Jong
  • 馃嚬馃嚪 脰zg眉r "woxic" Eker
  • 馃嚫馃嚢 David "frozen" 膶er艌ansk媒
  • 馃嚜馃嚜 Robin "ropz" Kool

Links: mousesports.com@mousesportsHLTV
Hashtags: #ReadyWillingAble #VaMouz

G2 esports

G2 has been a brilliant team since they introduced Hunter and Nexa in their ranks. Hunter is Niko's cousin and one of the most exciting players to watch right now. Meanwhile the in-game leader, Nexa can get points for G2 in the most crucial situations. These two stars along with the experience of KennyS played impressively in the Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV - World Championship where they beat Team Liquid but only managed to get 2nd spot as they lost to NaVi in the grand final.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚝馃嚪 Audric "JaCkz" Jug
  • 馃嚙馃嚘 Nemanja "huNter-" Kova膷
  • 馃嚝馃嚪 Kenny "kennyS" Schrub
  • 馃嚝馃嚪 Fran莽ois "AmaNEk" Delaunay
  • 馃嚪馃嚫 Nemanja "nexa" Isakovi膰

Links: g2esports.com@G2esportsHLTV
Hashtags: #G2ARMY #G2WIN

Fnatic

One of the most legendary teams in CSGO is officially back in business. The team had a decent 2019 as they managed to win the DreamHack Masters Malmo. 20 days after their triumph, the side almost won a Major as they were beaten in the final of the StarSeries Season 8. They won another silver medal in the EPICENTER 2019. We hope that the side turns these 2nd place finishes to first in 2020 and gives the likes of Astralis and NaVi a run for their money.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚫馃嚜 Robin "flusha" R枚nnquist
  • 馃嚫馃嚜 Jesper "JW" Wecksell
  • 馃嚫馃嚜 Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
  • 馃嚫馃嚜 Maikil "Golden" Selim
  • 馃嚫馃嚜 Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin

Links: fnatic.com@FNATICHLTV
Hashtags: #ALWAYSFNATIC #FNCWIN

Team Liquid

Team Liquid was arguably the most consistent team of 2019. The side dethroned Astralis from the No.1 spot in the world ranking by accomplishing a remarkable feat of lifting seven titles in just three months. The most prestigious one is winning the Intel Grand Slam Season 2, which awarded Liquid with $1 million. The European side was also secured second place in BLAST Pro Series Global Final and ECS Season 8. Team liquid is expected to replicate these results in 2020 since they hold some of the best players in the competitive landscape.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚭馃嚫 Michael "Grim" Wince
  • 馃嚚馃嚘 Keith "NAF" Markovic
  • 馃嚭馃嚫 Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski
  • 馃嚭馃嚫 Jake "Stewie2K" Yip
  • 馃嚚馃嚘 Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken

Links: teamliquid.com@TeamLiquidHLTV
Hashtags: #LetsGoLiquid #TLWIN

FaZe Clan

FaZe struggled to achieve good results in the first half of 2019. But after parting ways from GuardiaN and NEO things got better for the side and after signing coldzera from MIBR, FaZe went on to win two big events in 2019 (BLAST Pro Series Miami and Copenhagen). FaZe might not be the best team in the world, but the side has been improving constantly and could very well win big in 2020.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚙馃嚘 Nikola "NiKo" Kova膷
  • 馃嚦馃嚧 H氓vard "rain" Nygaard
  • 馃嚙馃嚪 Marcelo "coldzera" David
  • 馃嚤馃嚮 Helvijs "broky" Saukants
  • 馃嚤馃嚬 Aurimas "Bymas" Pipiras

Links: fazeclan.com@FaZeClanHLTV
Hashtags: #FaZeUp

Evil Geniuses

After acquiring the NRG roster, Evil Geniuses took little to no time in becoming the best CSGO team in North America. The EG side managed to win back to back titles with their triumphs in the StarSeries Season 8 and ESL One New York. We expect that the side will flourish in 2020. Since the likes of Brehze and CeRq are still young starlets who will only improve with experience.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚚馃嚘 Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz
  • 馃嚭馃嚫 Tarik "tarik" Celik
  • 馃嚭馃嚫 Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte
  • 馃嚭馃嚫 Ethan "Ethan" Arnold
  • 馃嚙馃嚞 Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov

Links: evilgeniuses.gg@evilgeniusesHLTV
Hashtags: #EGREADY #EGWIN #LIVEEVIL

Vitality

NBK parted ways from Vitality in 2019 and despite being a man down, Vitality continued to get decent results. They won the EPICENTER, and managed second-place finishes in the DreamHack Masters Malmo and ESL One Cologne. The success of the side can be attributed to 19-year-old ZywOo who is rated as one of the rising stars in the competitive landscape. If Vitality manages to sign a new star player in 2020 then we believe that they can win more trophies in 2020.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚝馃嚪 Richard "shox" Papillon
  • 馃嚝馃嚪 C茅dric "RpK" Guipouy
  • 馃嚝馃嚪 Dan "apEX" Madesclaire
  • 馃嚝馃嚪 Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut
  • 馃嚝馃嚪 K茅vin "misutaaa" Rabier

Links: vitality.gg@TeamVitalityHLTV
Hashtags: #VforVictory #VITWIN

100 Thieves

100 Thieves returned to the competitive scene by signing the Renegades roster on October 31, 2019. They participated in three tournaments and have managed to attain pretty decent results. Days after the acquisition the side competed in the Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV and managed a 2nd place finish. After that, they got to a solid 7th place finish in the ESL Pro League. It is hard to say any concrete statements about them. Since the side has a lot to prove in 2020.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚘馃嚭 Justin "jks" Savage
  • 馃嚘馃嚭 Aaron "AZR" Ward
  • 馃嚦馃嚧 Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad
  • 馃嚦馃嚳 Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai
  • 馃嚘馃嚭 Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas

Links: 100thieves.com@100ThievesHLTV
Hashtags: #100T #100Thieves #100win #Thieves2020 #HonorAmongThieves

FURIA

The Brazilian team has made a name for itself in 2019. Since it managed to break into the top 4 ranks in some of the biggest competitions. Furia even managed to win the Arctic Invitational 2019 and also finished at 2nd spot in Esports Championship Series Season 7 - Finals. On their road to the grand final, Furia beat the likes of Astralis twice in the tournament.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚙馃嚪 Henrique "HEN1" Teles
  • 馃嚙馃嚪 Andrei "arT" Piovezan
  • 馃嚙馃嚪 Yuri "yuurih" Santos
  • 馃嚙馃嚪 Vinicius "VINI" Figueiredo
  • 馃嚙馃嚪 Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato

Links: furia.gg@furiaHLTV
Hashtags: #GoFURIA

Ninjas in Pyjamas

The Ninjas in Pyjamas had a tough 2019 season since the biggest achievement of the team was the third-place finish in the BLAST Pro Series Global Final. The team might not have won any major tournament but has the tendency to shine on big stages. This unpredictability of the team is what makes them stand out. They have recently signed a new coach and have made a couple of changes to their roster which could be a beneficial move for them in the 2020 season.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚫馃嚜 Simon "twist" Eliasson
  • 馃嚫馃嚜 Fredrik "REZ" Sterner
  • 馃嚫馃嚜 Hampus "hampus" Poser
  • 馃嚫馃嚜 Tim "nawwk" Jonasson
  • 馃嚫馃嚜 Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora

Links: nip.gl@NiPGamingHLTV
Hashtags: #GONINJAS #GoNiP

ENCE

ENCE is the dark horse of the competitive landscape of CSGO. The Finnish side broke Astralis鈥 31-win streak on Nuke to be crowned the champion BLAST Pro Series Madrid. They also finished at the second spot in Intel Extreme Masters XIII - Katowice Major 2019. They didn鈥檛 compete much in 2019, but they were dominant in the majority of the tournaments. We hope that the side only improves in 2020.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚝馃嚠 Aleksi "allu" Jalli
  • 馃嚝馃嚠 Jani "Aerial" Jussila
  • 馃嚝馃嚠 Miikka "suNny" Kemppi
  • 馃嚝馃嚠 Jere "sergej" Salo
  • 馃嚝馃嚠 Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen

Links: ence.gg@ENCEHLTV
Hashtags: #EZ4ENCE

OG

OG made its way to the Counter-Strike scene in December 2019. They recruited some of the most talented and experienced players in the team by signing NBK, Valde, and Aleksib. The only major tournament they have competed in so far is the BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 Regular Season where they finished at 4th place which is an impressive result. You should definitely keep an eye on this team since it surely has a lot to offer in 2020.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚝馃嚪 Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt
  • 馃嚛馃嚢 Valdemar "valde" Bj酶rn Vangs氓
  • 馃嚝馃嚠 Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen
  • 馃嚡馃嚧 Issa "ISSAA" Murad
  • 馃嚞馃嚙 Mateusz "mantuu" Wilczewski

Links: ogs.gg@OGesportsCSGOHLTV
Hashtags: #DreamOG

Complexity

The American side had its fair share of troubles in 2019 as it failed to achieve a top 3 in all the competitions they participated in. The biggest achievement of the side is the 4th place finish in iBUYPOWER Masters IV. But despite the poor results, they have worked hard in 2020, as they got a 3rd spot DreamHack Open Anaheim 2020.

Active Player Roster:

  • 馃嚭馃嚫 William "RUSH" Wierzba
  • 馃嚛馃嚢 Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke
  • 馃嚙馃嚞 Valentin "poizon" Vasilev
  • 馃嚭馃嚫 Owen "oBo" Schlatter
  • 馃嚛馃嚢 Benjamin "blameF" Bremer

Links: complexity.gg@ComplexityHLTV
Hashtags: #WeAreCOL