Atlanta FaZe wins the Esports Team of the Year award at Arlington.

Atlanta FaZe won the Esports Team of the Year at the 2021 Esports Awards ending a dominant year after the team also won the Call of Duty League 2021.

The Atlanta FaZe team won the Call of Duty League sweeping both Dallas Empire and New York Subliners to make their way to the winner’s bracket. The performance comes one year after the team fell to Dallas Empire in the finals.

The team won three of the year’s four Majors but did have a moment of weakness towards the end of the season. Eventually, though, they closed it out with a win over Toronto Ultra in the Grand Finals. With that victory, Simp, aBeZy, and Arcitys are now two-time champions in Call of Duty esports. Cellium, who was also a core member of the team’s Modern Warfare roster won his first Championship event.

Earlier in the evening, Atlanta FaZe player, Chris “Simp” Lehr also won the award for the Esports Controller Player of the Year.

Esports Team of the Year Award Nominees

The nominees for this year’s events included a diverse list of players from various titles. 

  • DWG KIA (LoL)
  • MAD Lions (LoL)
  • Natus Vincere (CS:GO)
  • Sentinels (Valorant)
  • Gambit Esports (Valorant)
  • Shanghai Dragons (Overwatch)
  • The General NRG (Rocket League)
  • PSG.LGD (Dota 2)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (Rainbow Six)
  • Atlanta FaZe (Call of Duty) [Winner]

Natus Vincere won the PGL Stockholm Major as well as the Intel Grand Slam. It was a redemption story for the Shanghai Dragons as the team won the Overwatch League. A horrible start to the inaugural season, Shanghai Dragon winning the Overwatch League was one of the highlights of the Overwatch year.

Sentinels and Gambit esports have been dominating the Valorant scene with victories at Stage 2 Masters Reykjavik and Stage 3 Masters Berlin respectively.

Check out our full list of winners at the Esports awards

Rohan Samal - Eurasia Editor

Rohan Samal

Eurasia Editor | Twitter: @rohan_esports | Twitch: rohan_3105

Rohan is an editor at He found esports through Dota 2, but has since gone on to follow several other titles including CS: GO, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege and more. He has written for several publications and hopes to attend TI10 in 2022.