The top 10 esports orgs in the world in 2024 (so far)

by Brian Bencomo

Which esports organization is the best in the world? No one tournament can determine this, but sustained success across multiple esports over the course of several months is a good barometer. This list is meant to highlight the orgs that have fielded the most competitively successful teams across multiple esports based purely on wins and losses. Last year, FaZe Clan finished atop Nerd Street’s rankings. Who will it be this year?

Using a points metric as a starting point, Nerd Street’s rankings seek to objectively quantify the best orgs across esports by measuring success in 10 prominent games: League of Legends, VALORANT, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League, Apex Legends, Dota, Rainbow Six: Siege, Call of Duty, Overwatch and Halo.

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In our system, orgs are awarded points based on their finishes in various international and domestic competitions. Since every esport has a distinct league and tournament structure, it might take 1,000 words just to explain the full breakdown for each -- and let’s be honest, you’re mostly here for the ranking anyway.

Loosely speaking, though, winning a world championship earns the highest number of points; reaching a final or making the final stages of a major international tournament is worth a decent amount; qualifying for an international event also scores some points; and performing well at a regional competition will result in a few points, but doesn’t hold nearly as much weight.

The teams that have cracked the top 10 of these rankings have found a lot of success across multiple esports, with international trophies and finals appearances in multiple tournaments and games helping them rise above the pack. Midway through the year, these have been the most successful esports orgs in the world in 2024.

1. G2 Esports

Photo credit: Stephanie Lindgren / Blast

G2 have been doing a lot of winning so far in 2024. They have produced excellent results across a multitude of esports this year. The pinnacle of their year happened this month as G2 won the Rocket League Championship Series London Major. The international championship came on the heels of finishing second at the Copenhagen Major and winning four of the six regional qualifiers in North America. They were finalists in two they didn’t win, which means G2’s Rocket League team have made the final of all the events they’ve competed in this year. They’ll look to keep that streak alive and capture a world championship at RLCS Worlds later this summer.

In Counter-Strike, G2’s European squad thrilled the North American crowd at IEM Dallas as they went on an underdog run to win the tournament with North American stand-in Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip. In VALORANT, G2 exceeded everyone’s expectations with a runner-up finish in VCT Americas Stage 1 and a top three finish at Masters Shanghai.

G2’s League of Legends team picked up where it left off in 2023 in dominating the European region and winning both the LEC winter and spring splits. The team was quite competitive at the Mid-Season Invitational too, beating Chinese team Top Esports and pushing world champion T1 en route to a top four finish. There are even more accomplishments that can be mentioned in Rainbow Six, Dota and Call of Duty (as the ROKKR) as G2’s CEO Alban Dechelotte was proud to make note of in a recent tweet.


2. Gen.G

Image created with photos from Liu YiCun (left) and David Lee (right) for Riot Games

Gen.G have put together an impressive year so far with two major titles in two very different games -- in the same country, coincidentally. On May 19, Gen.G’s League of Legends team won MSI in Chengdu, China. The international title was a longtime coming for the team that had just won its fourth consecutive domestic title in Korea’s LCK this spring. On June 9, Gen.G’s VALORANT team won a title in China too at Masters Shanghai. Gen.G had finished second at Masters Madrid earlier in the year and have been one of the best teams in the VCT Pacific region. Gen.G’s victory in Shanghai had the added significance of being the first for a Pacific/Asian team at a global VALORANT event since the VALORANT Champions Tour started in 2021.


In addition to their excellence in League of Legends and VALORANT, Gen.G’s Rocket League has been among the best in the world. Gen.G won the two North American regional qualifiers that G2 didn’t win and made the playoffs at both the Copenhagen and London Majors. They will have one more chance this year to win an international title in Rocket League at RLCS Worlds later this summer.

3. Team Falcons

Photo credit: Adela Sznajder / ESL

Team Falcons have made their mark this year in Dota. They have won both DreamLeague seasons this year as well as BetBoom Dacha Dubai and ESL One Birmingham. Their ESL One win was particularly impressive as they got knocked down to the lower bracket early but then won three lower bracket matches to reach the grand final and win it all.

The Falcons are having another strong year in Rocket League, winning all six of the MENA regional qualifiers and reaching the final of the London Major. They will be at the RLCS World Championship where they will look to become the first team outside of North America and Europe to win an international event. In Overwatch, Team Falcons have emerged as one of the best teams in the world in the new post-Overwatch League era. Falcons finished second both regionally in Asia’s Stage 1 competition and internationally at the Overwatch Champions Series Major in Dallas.

4. FaZe Clan

Photo credit: Helena Kristiansson / ESL

FaZe have been the premier FPS org this year, winning championships in CS2, Call of Duty and Halo. FaZe won a Major in both Call of Duty and Halo. Additionally, the team finished second at another COD Major. In CS2, FaZe won IEM Chengdu and finished second at the Copenhagen Major and IEM Katowice. It’s a continuation of FaZe’s strong run in CS2 since the game replaced CS:GO late last year.

FaZe’s Rainbow Six team also had a runner-up finish at the Six invitational. The Brazilian team nearly won the R6 championship event in a thrilling five-map series against fellow Brazilian team w7m in front of a home crowd in São Paolo.

5. Team Spirit

Photo credit: Helena Kristiansson / ESL

There’s a bit of a tier break here, with Team Spirit leading the way among teams outside the top four. Team Spirit has won a trophy in Dota this year, but have really stood out in CS2. The Russian org started off the year strong with a win at IEM Katowice in CS2 and then triumphed at the Blast Spring Final. Team Spirit also reached the playoffs at the Copenhagen Major. With the stellar play of Danil "donk" Kryshkovets, there are likely more CS2 trophies on the horizon for Spirit this year.

6. Spacestation Gaming

Photo credit: Reece Martinez / HCS

Spacestation has had a strong start to the year. The org’s Halo team won a Major and their Overwatch team won Stage 2 of the OWCS in EMEA en route to qualifying for the OWCS Major. Spacestation’s Rocket League and Rainbow Six teams have also had strong years with Major appearances to boast about.

7. Team Liquid

Photo credit: Colin Young-Wolff / Riot Games

Team Liquid always fields competitive teams across multiple esports, and 2024 is no different. Liquid’s signature accomplishment this year has come in League of Legends, where the team won the LCS spring championship and qualified for the Mid-Season Invitational. TL’s Dota team had a runner-up finish at BetBoom Dacha Dubai.

8. Overactive Media

Photo credit: Overactive Media

You won’t see any team called “Overactive Media” but you will recognize the org’s teams such as MAD Lions and the Toronto Ultra and Toronto Defiant. MAD Lions, Overactive’s European League of Legends team, had a runner-up finish in the LEC winter split. The Toronto Ultra won a Call of Duty Major this year and finished second in another (the one held in Toronto, incidentally). The Toronto Defiant have been the best North American Overwatch team, with a Dallas Major appearance after winning both Stage 1 and Stage 2 of NA’s OWCS circuit.

9. Team Vitality

Photo credit: Josip Brtan / HLTV

Vitality leads the way among the three French organizations either in the top 10 or just on the cusp. They have two second-place finishes in CS2 this year -- at the ESL Pro League and at IEM Dallas. Vitality’s Rocket League team has been having a solid year too -- albeit not an incredible one like last year. They’ve been good enough to win a regional qualifier, make the playoffs at both the Copenhagen and London Majors, and qualify for the RLCS World Championship.

10. Team BDS

Photo credit: Adela Sznajder / Blast

Team BDS have had strong seasons in Rainbow Six and Rocket League. BDS finished second at the Manchester Major in R6 and were a playoff team at both RLCS Majors. They also will make an appearance at RLCS Worlds.

The next 10

These teams finished just outside the top 10 midway through 2024. DarkZero excelled in Apex Legends and Rainbow Six, while OpTic Gaming stood out in Halo and Call of Duty. A commonality among many of these teams is a signature win at a big international event in one game, but not much else to show in another game. W7m Esports lead the pack in this regard in winning the Rainbow Six Invitational -- the premier event in R6. Sentinels won Masters Madrid in VALORANT. Crazy Raccoon won the Dallas Major in Overwatch. Gentle Mates won the Copenhagen Major in Rocket League, and NAVI were Copenhagen Major champs in CS2. But none of these teams have notable achievements in other games.

11. OpTic Gaming

12. DarkZero

13. w7m Esports

14. Sentinels

15. Gentle Mates

16. NAVI

17. Crazy Raccoon

18. Gaimin Gladiators

19. Fnatic

20. Cloud9

Lead photo credit: Michal Konkol / Blast

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