Best CS:GO Teams of 2021

It’s been another big year for CS GO in 2021, with the return of both the offline events and the illustrious Major after a more than two-year hiatus. As we approach 2022 and more offline events than online, we’ll take a look back at the teams that performed best in both environments.

It’s no surprise that the name is at the top of the list, but here are the best CS GO team from 2021.

Natus Vincere

Image via PGL.

What else can be said about the incredible campaign Na’Vi has had in 2021? When live events were disrupted in 2020, Na’Vi came out on top at the IEM World Championship in Katowice, beating a 3-0 lineup against NiKo G2 in an empty arena. Their foothold stumbled a bit after going online with little else to show for in 2020, but they released in 2021.

After promoting the B1T academy player to the main roster, Na’Vi has established itself as the best team in the world and the best superstar of the team that s1mple has ever played in right at the peak of their career. he. They claimed to be the two biggest prizes of all CS GO this year, in the Intel Grand Slam and then the Major Cup. This is also Na’Vi’s biggest prize-winning year ever, with $3 million earned just between PGL Stockholm, Intel Grand Slam/IEM Cologne and the BLAST Premier Global Final. They even set the record for winning a Major without dropping the map, becoming the first team to do so.


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For now, Heroic has ripped the mantle of “Denmark’s top team” from Astralis while the main three-time winner reshape its list. But this year’s Heroic play has nothing to do with, ah, hero.

Almost everything leading up to the core of their 2021 campaign suggests they will fail: a slow finish to 2020, surprising roster swaps and an ugly controversy involving a disgruntled former coach. But despite it all, they managed to pull through and make it to the grand finals of ESL Pro League season 13, and in the final hour of map five, arguably greatest clutch of all time. They ended their year with a semi-final at the Pro League, with just a few more rounds to go before reaching the grand final.


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When the Gambit organization promoted their Youngsters academy team to the main roster, expectations of the youth team led by veteran Major winner Hobbit were raised. But there are very few who can say that they expected Gambit to reach the heights they did in 2021. In their first ever international competition at IEM Katowice, they bounced back from the game. surprisingly lost to Evil Geniuses, winning six consecutive series against the same people. Na’Vi, Heroic and G2 to claim their trophy.

Their victory did not stop there. They collected titles for IEM Summer and BLAST Spring Finals while also finishing first at two different CIS RMR events. Like Heroic, they made it to the semi-finals where they fell into the hands of Na’Vi, which is no shame considering the year that Na’Vi has had. Sh1ro also became one of the highest rated gamers in the world this year, along with the likes of ZywOo and s1mple. There is much more that Gambit has to accomplish in the coming years.

Other notable groups in 2021

  • G2 Esports: While the roster sometimes struggles with consistency, once they’re present, they look almost unstoppable. If Na’Vi weren’t in Stockholm, chances are NiKo and company would be the ones with the Champion signature sticker.
  • Team Vitality: Vitality’s start to 2021 has been pretty bad considering the talent on the team, but their resurgence towards the end of the year is certainly remarkable. At both the ESL Pro League and PGL Stockholm, they looked like a team that could compete with the likes of Na’Vi, and they did so at both events. Best CS:GO Teams of 2021


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