2023 Power Rankings: What’s On the Line for the Elite Teams – ONE Esports
The landscape of competitive esports is ever-changing and dynamic. From the early days of Counter-Strike and StarCraft to the plethora of top esports titles today, the best teams across all titles strive to prove themselves the best against the toughest competition. With that in mind, this article will look at the power rankings of the elite teams headed into the 2023 season and what they need to do to reach the top.
At the very top of the standings when it comes to power rankings is arguably the South Korean team, Gen.G. Having won seven of the last nine world championships in various games including Overwatch, League of Legends, and PUBG Mobile, Gen.G has proven themselves to be the best team in the world at the game they play. As one of the most influential and powerful teams in the world, Gen.G will need to continue their winning ways if they hope to remain at the top.
Right below Gen.G in the standings is Team Liquid, which has made an impressive push in the last couple of years to become one of the top teams in the world. With major tournament wins in League of Legends and Dota 2, as well as top placings in other games such as CS:GO, Team Liquid is showing that they can compete with any of the world’s best teams.
The battle for third place is rather crowded, but it’s undoubtedly Cloud9 who sits atop that tier. With the acquisition of Zonic, they’ve become a powerhouse in competitive Overwatch and are quickly becoming a factor in other games like League of Legends. If they can continue their winning ways, Cloud9 is on track to become one of the world’s premier esports teams.
Further down the power rankings, we have some interesting teams who could surprise us. Rogue, one of the premier North American teams, recently made a splash with their acquisition of Lnsthee, which could signal their intent to build a more complete roster to compete with the world’s best.
Finally, Team Vitality, one of the top European teams, is quickly becoming one of the most feared teams in the world. With two world championship titles already under their belt, Team Vitality has shown they can compete with the best of them. If they can continue their consistent placings and continue to build on their success, then they could become the next powerhouse team in competitive esports.
As we’ve seen, the power rankings in competitive esports are constantly changing, and the teams at the top are often the ones that make the right moves and take the right risks. The 2023 season will be an exciting one for the world’s elite teams, as they battle it out for the top spots and the glory that comes with it.