Teams to watch in 2023 – CS GO
Back in 2022, the CS GO competitive scene showed it is still growing, with the Tier 1 teams showcasing incredible talent, while lesser known squads pulling multiple upsets and completing Cinderella stories.
In the first 6 months of last year, FaZe Clan was demolishing every single tournament they participated in, grabbing 4 S Tier trophies in their championship era, such as the likes of the PGL CS: GO, Antwerp Major. Outside of them, other squads managed to take some trophies in that same timeframe, such as Cloud 9 winning the IEM Dallas 2022 trophy.
The second half of the year was the polar opposite results wise, with several underdog lineups like Outsiders and Heroic getting silverware at the IEM CS: GO Rio Major and the BLAST Premier: Fall Finals 2022, respectively.
Viewers received a plethora of exciting plays and games, and way more storylines to continue watching going into this year.
While there are a lot of different teams in the CS GO competitive scene, some of them look more interesting than others this time around.
Let’s take a look at part 2 of our teams to watch in 2023!
Astralis had one of the worst performances of 2022, however, Nicolai “device” Reedtz is thankfully back on the roster after he rested for an entire year.
With a veteran of the game plus blameF still showcasing incredible talent, Astralis is definitely expected to improve going into 2023. Synergy might be an issue at first, but with the correct mindset, it shouldn’t take too long.
Fnatic had a couple of rough years, but with a new building, and system implemented they are currently on the rise. The organization changed multiple pieces through a 1 year period. However, the summer acquisitions of Nico “nicodoz” Tamjidi and Fredrik “roeJ” Jorgensen were the start of something incredible for Fnatic.
With the new lineup, Fnatic managed to qualify for their first Major since IEM Katowice back in 2019. They exceeded expectations at the Rio Major by pushing themselves into the quarterfinals, and 2023 should only go better for them.
Heroic since 2021 has been a threat, but inconsistency has been an issue for quite a long time. Nevertheless, this seemed to change by the end of 2022, as the team took the BLAST Premier: Fall Finals 2022 after defeating heavy favorites FaZe Clan in the final. This campaign was a fair reward after their 2nd place finished at the Rio Major.
Keep a close eye in one of the sleeper teams going into 2023, as this team will be able to compete against anyone at the highest level.
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