The competitive landscape of Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO), DotA 2, League of Legends (LoL) and other esports is marked by victories and defeats. Between one season and another, the rankings of the best pro players and teams change and teams can go from the top of the podium to the abandonment of the stage. Recall, the veteran sides that temporarily or permanently “abandoned” the competitive scene.
Team Envy is a European organization that has won several titles in the CS: GO competitive arena. Among his achievements were the WESG 2016, DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca and the Global eSports Cup – Season 1. Despite the victories, the team lost important players in February 2017 and suffered losses after the changes in the cast. Thus, in June 2018 Team Envy announced his departure from the scene.
The “abandonment” of the team, however, lasted a short time. In September of the same year Team Envy decided to hire new athletes, now all Americans. Until January 2019 the new line up did not get titles for the organization.
Created in 2010, the team of Team DK was fever among lovers of the competitive DotA 2 . Led by charger Xu “Burning” Zhilei, the Chinese team was a strong contender for the title of The International 2013, the third edition of the biggest DotA 2 event. Despite not having achieved the title, the team won the Starladder Season 9, the G- League 2013 and the WPC ACE DotA 2 League 2013.
In 2014 the organization arrived on the TI4 with some famous players in the competition, such as Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung and Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang. The team was fourth in the competition and the lineup was completely dropped. The organization set up a new line up, but failed to maintain the same level. In November 2015 Team DK decided to stop activities in DotA 2 and is still inactive until today.
The Alliance ‘s League of Legends (LoL) team managed to defeat Fnatic 3-1 and was EU Champion LCS 2014 Summer. Despite the title, the team was only ninth in the LoL World Championship of the same year. At the end of the season, Alliance reached the semi-finals of the IEM Season 9 San Jose but lost to the American Cloud 9. In January 2015, the organization announced that its team had been hired by Elements and since then the org is out of the League of Legends scene.
MIBR is a Brazilian esports organization founded by businessman Paulo Velloso in 2003. The org stood out in the Brazilian scenario of Counter-Strike (CS) and soon became the most important reference of Brazil in the international scene. In 2006,, MIBR even won WESG, the most important tournament of the season. However after roster problems, in March 2012, the team gave up on competing and abandoned the CS scenario.
In 2017, the American organization Immortals bought the copyright of MIBR and relaunched the team in the competitive in 2018 , this time in the CS: GO.