2022 was full of big competitions and hot battles between the best esports organizations from all over the world. Some esports clubs stand out among the others thanks to their outstanding achievements. Today, we will talk about 5 teams that achieved significant heights in their disciplines in 2022.
Tundra Esports in Dota 2
The European team, the captain of which is Wu ‘Sneyking’ Jingjun, spent a good year on a local level, having prevailed at DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 3: Division I, placed 3rd at DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 1: Division I, and stopped in the 4th place at DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 1: Regional Final and DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 2: Division I.
Tundra Esports has entered our top due to their victory at the main Dota 2 tournament
of the year, The International 2022. The team achieved victory in Group B with a score of 5-4-0. Tundra made it through the upper bracket and reached the grand final. They sensationally defeated Team Secret with a score of 3:0 and became the TI champions. Tundra Esports has earned the main prize of $8,518,822.
T1 in League of Legends
Traditionally, T1 is considered to be one of the strongest teams in League of Legends, if not the strongest one. 2022 was not an exception. Last year, Faker and the team became the champions of LCK 2022 Spring and LCK 2022 Spring Playoffs. Also, T1 held 2nd place at MSI 2022, LCK 2022 Summer, and LCK 2022 Summer Playoffs.
The team arrived at Worlds 2022 as one of the favorites. Having passed the group stage and the playoff bracket, T1 faced DRX in the final of the World Championship. The team DRX achieved victory in the Korean derby. T1 earned silver and made $333,750.
FaZe Clan in CS:GO
Despite his age, Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen continues successfully playing CS:GO. His team FaZe Clan spent 2022 decently. That year, FaZe achieved victory at such tournaments as Intel Extreme Masters XVI - Katowice, ESL Pro League Season 15, PGL Major Antwerp 2022, Intel Extreme Masters XVII - Cologne, and a few smaller tournaments.
Also, the European team can boast of the 2nd place at BLAST Premier: Fall Finals 2022 and the 3rd-4th place at BLAST Premier: World Final 2022. Despite their failure at Intel Extreme Masters Rio Major 2022, FaZe Clan earned $1,861,750 of prize money in 2022.
LOUD in Valorant
The Brazilian multigaming organization made its debut in Valorant this year and it was pretty successful. The team prevailed at VCT 2022: Brazil Stage 1 Challengers and VCT 2022: Brazil Stage 2 Challengers, also held the 2nd place at VCT 2022: Stage 1 Masters - Reykjavík.
LOUD’s only failure happened at VCT 2022: Stage 2 Masters - Copenhagen. The team was not able to make it through Group A. It is worth noting that the main rival of the Brazilian club was the North American organization OpTic Gaming in the past year. The teams faced regularly. And these teams even met in the grand final at the VALORANT World Championship, VALORANT Champions 2022. Having advanced through the upper bracket, saadhak and his teammates defeated OpTic Gaming with a score of 3:1 and earned the main prize of $300,000.
Team BDS in Rocket League
Since its appearance on the professional Rocket League scene, Team BDS has been demonstrating good results. But 2022 was the culmination of this team’s career. Team BDS played decently at a regional level, having achieved victories at RLCS 2021-22 - Winter: EU Regional Event 2 - Premier Cup, RLCS 2021-22 - Spring: EU Regional Event 1 - Dacia Spring Cup, and RLCS 2021-22 - Spring: EU Regional Event 2 - Tour de Rocket League.
At the international level, the team failed to achieve heights, except for the main tournament of the season, RLCS 2021-22 - World Championship. Having passed the group stage and the playoffs, Team BDS faced the esports club G2 Esports in the final. The victory with a score of 4:1 has brought the team glory and the main prize of $600,000.
Every year, there are teams that stand out amid their opponents during the whole calendar period or at the world championship. 2022 was not an exception. Such teams as Tundra Esports, T1, FaZe Clan, LOUD, and Team BDS stood out in the previous season. Let’s see what will happen in 2023.
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