The CS:GO competitive scene has seen impressive growth in the last few years. Fnatic and Astralis dominances are over and there are some new teams on the scene. Let’s check out what to expect from 2023 and which teams to keep an eye on.

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Top CS:GO Teams in 2023

The best teams to look for and potential Major winners in 2023 are: Heroic, G2, Liquid, FaZe, and Outsiders.

Heroic is a Danish CS:GO organization that is currently ranked as No 1. team in the world. In 2022, they had a great season. Even though they won 6 tournaments, their biggest achievement was the silver medal on IEM Rio Major. After the Major, they managed to finish the year with a gold medal on BLAST Premier Fall Final which brought them to first place.

G2 Esports, also known as G2, is a professional esports organization based in France with zero French players in its roster. Last year, G2 had its ups and downs, mostly downs, but they managed to finish the year at second place after winning the BLAST Premier World Final. They are currently in great form and 2023 can be their year to shine.

Team Liquid is the biggest CS:GO team in North America. Even though they didn’t have a great season last year, their current form is quite impressive. Considering the fact that they didn’t make any recent changes to the roster except for YEKINDAR, this team can do plenty this year, and is surely one of the contenders for the Major title.

FaZe, previously a team of superstars, has finally become the team it was meant to be. With Finn “karrigan” Andersen as their in-game leader, they won PGL Major in Antwerp, IEM Cologne, and IEM Katowice in 2022. If they manage to do the same in 2023, they will surely be the team of the year.


And last but not least is team Outsiders. As the name suggests, this team was the underdog utill their triumph at the last Major. They surprised everyone and won IEM Rio while only dropping 1 map in the Champions Stage. Truth to be told, they had a bit of luck as they managed to avoid most of the favorites and only had to play against one of them, Heroic in the grand finals. Be that as it may, they still won a Major and deserve to be on this list.

Besides the teams mentioned above, the only teams that can surprise us and win a Major in 2023 are Na’Vi and Vitality. Let’s be honest, both s1mple and Zyw0o can always step up and carry their teams to titles.

Major Tournaments


As it seems, the professional CS:GO scene will have two Major championships in 2023. Currently, only one of them is disclosed, the Paris Major 2023. This major will take place in Paris at Accor Arena. The prize pool for the tournament is $1,250,000 USD with $500,000 reserved for the champion team.

The tournament will feature 24 teams and three stages; The Challengers Stage, The Legends Stage, and The Champions Stage. The matches in the first 2 stages will be Bo1 while the matches in the playoffs (The Champions Stage) will be played in Bo3 format.

Important Tournaments

Besides Majors, there will also be 11 S-Tier tournaments featuring $250,000 or more in prize pools.

Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2023

Dates: Jan 31 - Feb 12, 2023
Prize pool: $1,000,000
Location - Katowice, Poland

ESL Pro League Season 17

Dates: Mar 01 - Apr 02, 2023
Prize pool: $835,000
Location: Malta

Intel Extreme Masters Spring 2023

Dates: Apr 17 - 23, 2023
Prize pool: $250,000
Location: To Be Announced

Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023

Dates: May 29 - Jun 04, 2023
Prize pool: $250,000
Location: Dallas, United States

BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023

Dates: Jun 07 – Jul 11
Prize pool: $425,000
Location: To Be Announced

Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2023

Dates: Jul 25 - Aug 06, 2023
Prize pool: $1,000,000
Location: Cologne, Germany

ESL Pro League Season 18

Dates: Aug 15 - Sep 24, 2023
Prize pool: $835,000
Location: Malta

Intel Extreme Masters Fall 2023

Dates: Oct 16 - 22, 2023
Prize pool: $250,000
Location: To Be Announced

BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023

Dates: Nov 22 - 26, 2023
Prize pool: $425,000
Location: To Be Announced

BLAST Premier: World Final 2023

Dates: Dec 12 - 17, 2023
Prize pool: $1,000,000
Location: To Be Announced


The year 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year with several top teams fighting for the title of Major championship. Teams to watch out for include Heroic, G2, Liquid, FaZe, Outsiders, Na’Vi, and Vitality; all of whom have the potential to take home the top prize. Additionally, tournaments such as the Paris Major 2023 and Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2023 will offer high stakes and large prize pools for teams to compete for. With new teams rising, and old favorites still in contention, 2023 is sure to be a thrilling year for all CS:GO fans.

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