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Five Most Popular CS:GO Teams of 2020

Aditya Singh Rawat
29/Jan/2021 06:12 pm

Here are the top five most popular CS:GO teams of 2020.
The ranking is primarily based upon 'Hours Watched' with respect to 'Air Time'.

CS:GO teams went hard at each other last year with no single team coming out on top as the most dominant team of 2020. There were phases where each team took the top spot only to be replaced a few weeks later, but even through all the hurdles, we got a great competitive season with a lot of interesting storylines.

However, the question remains that which CS:GO teams did the viewers like to watch the most in action and who managed to become the most popular among them. Here are the five most popular CS:GO teams of 2020.

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Most popular CS:GO teams of 2020

5. G2 Esports

G2 might not have had the best competitive season last year, but due to the organization’s popularity, it still managed to attract a lot of viewers. G2 started off well with multiple runners-up finishes at IEM Katowice 2020, ESL One: Road to Rio - Europe, and DH Masters Spring 2020 - Europe, but sadly it was a downhill ride from thereon.

The smart move was to start an early rebuild for 2021 which witnessed G2 signing Nikola “NiKo” Kovac from FaZe Clan in what was touted as one of the biggest players signings in CS:GO history.

4. Team Vitality

One of the most consistent CS:GO teams from 2020, the French organization did not win a lot of tournaments but they managed to reach a lot of grand finals. In total, Vitality registered 2 victories and 4 second-place finishes last year.

They did not have the best start to a season but found their rhythm midway through and only improved thereafter. A slow start that ended with them being the second-best team in the world and their star player Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut being named as the ‘Best CS:GO Player in The World’ for the second time in a row.

3. MIBR

The Brazilian organization went through a disastrous season last year, full of community backlash and multiple controversies that put a bad name against the entire Brazilian CS:GO scene. 

MIBR underwent several roster changes which observed the legendary lineup consisting of players like Gabriel “FalleN“ Toledo, Epitácio “TACO” de Melo, and Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, coming to an end. The new roster to replace them showed great potential but due to a fallout with the team’s management, even that project came to a close. Now, MIBR steps into the 2021 season with the BOOM Esports CS:GO roster.

Despite all this, the Brazilian audience continued to support MIBR who clocked more than 34 million total hours watched with only 240 hours of air time. This speaks volumes about the Brazilian audience and their support for the organization.

2. Astralis

It was a tough year for the Danish organization who somehow managed to reclaim their throne by the end of 2020 after a tumultuous season. The team took some heavy blows to the chin after multiple successful seasons, which saw them drop out of the top-ten after more than 3 years.

Senior members of the lineup took a break due to burnout, the new rosters lost miserably, and the teams witnessed a heavy slump in its performance. But despite all the setbacks, the team finished the year as the ‘Best CS:GO Team in The World’ and the fans were there to support them all along.

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1. Na’Vi

The CIS giants were the most popular CS:GO team of 2020 with a total air time of 301.8 hours which clocked more than 61 million total hours watched. Almost 20 million hours more than that of Astralis, this goes on to show how huge the team’s fan base is and the amount of support it gets from them.

Na’Vi won the last LAN CS:GO tournament, IEM Katowice 2020 and that was the team’s highpoint last season. But through the year Na’Vi kept pushing themselves, consistently finishing among the top-four teams every tournament.

Their star player s1mple once again had a monstrous year and was just inches away from defeating ZywOo, but this seems to have motivated him even more as Na’Vi put on an incredible performance in the recently concluded BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020.



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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.