In recent times, one of the more sought-after lists has been the yearly esports organization rankings (financial). The list is now out so check out the most valuable esports teams in 2022.
Most valuable esports teams in 2022 - Forbes annual rankings
The 2021 Forbes esports organizations list was led by TSM, and had Cloud9 second, with Team Liquid coming in third. All three of these esteemed organizations remain in the top 10, but there has been lots of movement around them.
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Still holding the number one spot since reaching the industry's peak in 2019, TSM is the top esports organization in the world right now in terms of financial valuation.
Forbes ranked most valuable esports organizations in 2022
- TSM FTX ($540m)
- 100 Thieves Esports ($460m)
- Team Liquid ($440m)
- FaZe Clan ($400m)
- Cloud9 Esports Inc. ($380m)
- G2 Esports ($340m)
- Fnatic ($260m)
- Gen. G Esports ($250m)
- NRG Esports ($240m)
- T1 Esports ($220m)
The statistic at the top of the chart is truly mind-boggling. The thought that just ten esports organizations can produce a total valuation equal to $3.5 billion would have sounded like madness just a few years ago, but it's a reality now.
Some of the more sizable jumps on the list include 100 Thieves, G2 Esports, and NRG. They moved +142%, +94%, and +55% respectively, taking them firmly into the top ten. Do keep in mind these jumps in the data chart are relative to the 2020 rankings from Forbes, so this growth is over more than a one-year period.
It will be interesting to see how each of these organizations fares over the next year and what results they yield when Forbes releases the 2023 rankings. Special thanks to Forbes for displaying the data, you can have a full look at their list here.
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Featured image courtesy of Forbes.