In 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, esports fans were left with almost no LAN tournaments. The transition to online has seriously affected the balance of power on the professional CS: GO scene – yesterday’s favorites began to lose ground, while many less stable teams, on the contrary, quickly got used to the new conditions. Find out which teams earned the most prize money in 2020 from the infographic from Cybersport.ru.
The leader of the world ranking was the team MAD Lionswhich ended in 2019 with a series of rather mediocre results. The new year for the squad also began in a routine way: the roster took 3-4 places in DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 and GG.Bet ICE Challenge 2020 and did not qualify for IEM Katowice. And then he became the champion FLASHPOINT Season 1, earning $ 500 thousand – most of the amount that brought MAD Lions to first place in the ranking.
Astralis, which ends the year in the usual status of the best team in the world, in 2020 actually missed half of the season due to the forced inactivity of two leaders – Andreas Xyp9x Heuslet and Lucas gla1ve Rossander… Without them, the team showed unstable results, but by the end of the year it was almost able to catch up. Until the first place, the Danes lacked $ 12.5 thousand.
In the CIS, the most successful team of the season in terms of the amount of prize money earned was Virtus.prowho became the champion Flashpoint Season 2, and then earned another $ 50 thousand for winning at DreamHack Open December 2020… NAVI took second place in the rating, lagging behind the leader by $ 15.75 thousand. In the world rating, these teams are in second and fifth places, respectively. The twenty richest roasters in the world also included Gambit Esports (previously – Gambit Youngsters), which is in the third position in the CIS.
You can find out about other results of 2020 on the special New Year’s page Cybersport.ru. There you will find not only a calendar of key events and feature articles, but also the media rating of players, managers and casters, which will be published in early January. In addition, there you can also vote for your favorite esportsmen and commentators – we will sum up the poll results on December 31st.