Cloud 9 is the most valuable esports brand in the world worth roughly 400 million dollars overall. Cloud 9 is one of the top esports brands and has teams that have had success across many different games. They were formed in 2013 in California and have expanded to many games since then. The games that they currently have teams for includes: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Fortnite, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Overwatch, PUBG Mobile, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros Melee, Teamfight Tactics, and World of Warcraft. They have also had a lot of success in these games having gotten 33 first place finishes in tournaments for these games over the past two years. Furthermore, Cloud 9 also has many corporate partners including: ATAT, BMW, HyperX, Redbull, Microsoft, Puma, Secret Lab, and Twitch. Cloud 9 also sells lots of merchandise on their website like hoodies, t-shirts, posters, koozies, and pants all of which are branded with the Cloud 9 logo.
Team SoloMid is another one of the top esports brands in the world as they are valued at 400 million dollars, and have an estimated annual revenue of 35 million dollars a year. Team SoloMid is another extremely competitive brand that has teams in games including: Fortnite, PubG, League of Legends, Diablo, Super Smash Bros, Overwatch, Rocket League, Apex Legends, Magic the Gathering, World of Warcraft, and Rainbow Six Siege. On their roster they also have Ali Kabbani better known by his gaming alias Myth, who is a competitive fortnite player that has a large following on Youtube and Twitch. TSM also has many corporate partners including Logitech, Legion, Twitch, Geico, Grubhub, and Gamefuel. Moreover, TSM also sells their own merchandise too like jerseys, mouse pads, backpacks, hoodies, and hats. All of which shows that TSM is one of the top esports brands that has the success, the backing of major corporate partners, and stars like Myth that help promote the brand that has been around since 2009..
Team Liquid was established in 2000 with its grassroot beginnings on Battle.net and StarCraft community site, but is now a multifaceted global company. Team liquid is valued at 320 million dollars and pulls in an annual revenue of 24 million dollars. Team Liquid has over 60 championship level athletes that play in 14 of the world's top games. These games include Rainbow 6 Siege, CSGO, Fortnite, Street Fighter, PUBG, and also they have two of the top franchises in its Dota 2 European team and its League of Legends North American team both of which have won multiple championships. Furthermore, Team Liquid isn't just a gaming brand as it also is a media enterprise with its video content production arm 1UP Studios. Additionally, Team Liquid also has a management agency Liquid Media that represents some of the top gamers in the world. Moreover, Team Liquid's also has many corporate sponsors including: Alienware, Monster Energy, SAP, Honda, Twitch, Jersey Mike's Subs, HyperX, MAXNOMIC, and Huya.
Faze Clan is one of the most known gaming brands in the world and is worth 240 million dollars with 35 million per year in revenue. Faze Clan is best known for their success in Call of Duty and became big on Youtube and Twitch for Call of Duty highlights in which they did "trickshots" in the game. They went from the original three members from the US who started the Faze clan to becoming a multinational organization with players from Brazil, Thailand, Canada, and more. Furthermore, they also now have teams in Fortnite, Counter Strike, Fifa, Rainbow Six Siege, and PUBG. Faze Clan has had lots of success and has gotten sponsors like Nissan and Turtle Beach because of it. They also sell lots of merchandise and on their website where you can buy anything from hoodies, jerseys, water bottles, slides, and t-shirts.
Immortals Gaming Club is a top esports brand worth an estimated 210 million with a yearly revenue of 11 million per year. Immortals includes multiple different esports brands including OpTic Gaming, Los Angeles Valiant, MIBR. On top of that Immortals also owns the Gamers Club, which is the leading matchmaking platform for Brazil and all of Latin America. Immortals competes in multiple different games including: Rainbow Six Siege, CSGO, Overwatch, Call of Duty, League of Legends, and Clash Royale. Of all the teams OpTic Gaming is probably the best known as they were established in 2006 as a Call of Duty clan and have achieved great success and recognition in the gaming world. Immortals also has many corporate sponsors for all of these gaming brands they own which includes: Gamestop, Toyota, Ironclad, KSwiss, and Eat club. Immortals has a merchandise website in which they also sell jerseys also with the Immortals branding on it.
Established in 2017 Gen.G is a multinational organization with bases of operation in Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Seoul, and is the only organization to have top teams in the three biggest esports markets of South Korea, China, and the US. Gen.G is worth an estimated 185 million dollars with a 9 million per year estimated revenue.Gen.G has also had a lot of success having won 7 global championships in League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, and PUBG. Gen.G also has teams in Overwatch, Fortnite Apex Legends, Clash Royale, NBA 2k, and CSGO. Moreover, Gen.G also has many corporate sponsors including McDonalds, Bumble, University of Kentucky, Silicon Valley Bank, benefit, Desker, and sidiz. Gen.G also is an innovator with TeamBumble which is a platform for the empowerment of women in gaming, and also they have their Elite Esports Academy, which is the world's first academic esports program.
Fnatic is one of the older esports brands worth an estimated 175 million dollars with 16 million per year in revenue. Fnatic was founded in 2004 and is one of the most successful esports brands in the world having won over 200 championships across 30 different games. Their most popular teams are on games like League of Legends, Fifa, CSGO, Dota 2, Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, and PUBG. Fnatic has won over 15 million in prize pool money as a brand, and also is the first eSports brand to have a presence in India. In 2020 Fnatic is expected to generate over 100 million hours of entertainment in 2020, to its global audience of over 55 million people. Furthermore, Fnatic also has many sponsors that are seen by 15 million followers across their social media. These sponsors include: Viewsonic, AMD, OnePlus, Rivalry, PC Specialist, and Letou. Fnatic also has a merchandise store in which you can buy not only jerseys and t-shirts, but also mouses, keyboards, headphones and much more.
Envy Gaming was initially founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007 in Texas, but has now grown to become a worldwide brand. Envy Gaming is an esports brand worth an estimated 170 million dollars and has a revenue of 8 million per year. Envy Gaming competes, streams, and produces content across many games including Overwatch, Call of Duty, CSGO, Fortnite, Paladins, and PUBG. They are an extremely professional organization with coaching staff, team managers, personal fitness trainers, and mental health coaches all meant to support their teams. The organization is so good that they were named Esports Team of the year in 2016 for their efforts. Additionally, they are arguably the best team in the game Overwatch as they won the championship in Korea, and hold a Guinness Book record for the longest winning streak ever in Overwatch. As for as partnerships go they have deals with Jack in the Box, Predator, Corsair, Gamestop, Jack Links, and Team Infographics.
G2 Esports was founded in 2013 by Carlos 'OCELOTE' Rodriguez, a famous league of legends player turned team owner. G2 Esports evaluation is 165 million dollars along with an annual yearly revenue of 22 million dollars. G2 has a very solid network on Twitter, Youtube, and Twitch that has millions of views every month and engages with the fans and community they have. G2 has 46 players on 9 teams on games such as League of Legends, Fortnite, CSGO, Rocket League, Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends, Hearthstone, and SIMRacing. On top of competitive gaming they also have multiple content series including a show on MTV Spain called "GAMERS" and an online video series called "Making the Squad." G2 also has many sponsors which include: Twitch, HDAC technology, Philips, SecretLab, Mastercard, Paysafecard, AOC, Logitech, and AORUS. Furthermore, on their website you can buy merchandise like hats, hoodies, t-shirts, posters, gaming chairs, and screen monitors.
NRG itself is relatively new only being founded in 2016, but has already had lots of success and has a great leadership team. This includes many celebrity investors like Shaquille O'Neal, Jennifer Lopez, and Alex Rodriguez. NRG is estimated to have a 150 million dollar valuation by Forbes along with an estimated 20 million in revenue per year. NRG has teams that compete in Apex Legends, Call of Duty, Fortnite, Overwatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. NRG's Chicago Huntsmen team also recently won the first ever COD League Home Series Championship. NRG itself also has many partners: Cal esports, Turtle Beach, Game Fuel, Sennheiser, Crucial, iBuyPower, and more. NRG's team store is not quite as big as other brands but still sells merchandise like jerseys and shirts.