Esports have officially made it to the mainstream, with events airing on major networks like ESPN and CBS and easily racking up over a million viewers per broadcast.
However, video game competitions aren’t a new phenomenon — they’ve actually been around since approximately the 1970s when students began gathering to battle each other on games like Spacewar.
Today, esports offer larger prizes than Wimbledon. They’re actually considered the fourth largest international sporting events in the world, behind only the Olympics, the World Cup, and Formula 1.
Estimates place the total worldwide audience for esports at more than 400 million, and the worldwide market revenue totals over $1 billion.
Gaming and esports team names are best when they’re unique and catchy. Our list features general team name ideas that can be used for any type of gaming team.
Below the list, you’ll find a generator for more team name options.
If you’re interested in creating a team name of your own, we also offer some tips to help you brainstorm.
Gaming/Esports Team Name Ideas
Battle Clash Wizards
Ravens in Shadows
Crazed & Corrupt
The Electrified Ones
The Saber Flares
Vicious & Venomous
Short Fuse Force
Feral & Furious
Deep Space Thunder
Rockets of Rage
Gaming/Esports Team Name Generator
How to Create Your Own Team Gaming/Esports Name
Team names for gaming and esports should suit your team’s interests, be unique to your team, and be memorable.
Create your own esports or gaming team name using the following tips:
- Choose your tone wisely. Do you want a name that’s intimidating, makes your team laugh, or seems disarmingly sweet? Decide with your team what you’d like your name to convey before coming up with any options. This will help you focus and easily eliminate any ideas that don’t suit your team perfectly.
- Get inspiration directly from the games you love. Plenty of inspiration is waiting to be discovered within your favorite games. Whether your team plays one particular game or just has a favorite type of game, you can get ideas from the gameplay itself. Think of characters, game-specific terminology, places within the game, or anything else that relates to your favorites and resonates with your teammates.
- Use words that are competition-related. The purpose of your team is to have fun playing your favorite games — but it’s also to win! Call upon competition itself for inspiration. Look up or brainstorm a list of words related to competitiveness — for each word you find, you can look up synonyms for even more options to choose from. Terms like “battle” and “champion” can form a great basis for your team name.
- If competing, check the rules. Esports events might set restrictions on the type of name you can use for your team — for example, no foul language. Keep the competition rules in mind if you’re using your team name in this environment rather than just for everyday gaming among friends.