Good Team Names for Gaming & Professional eSports

Updated on January 16th, 2022 by David Sharp
eSports Team Names

It’s only a matter of time. The eSports industry is growing so fast that it could conceivably surpass the regular sports industry.

The Madden championships could draw more viewers. We could start calling eSports sports and real sports rSports.

Ok, maybe that’s a while off, but still – the industry is growing. New squads are being formed all the time, and we’re going to need some good team names for gaming. Let’s get the party started.

eSports Team Name Ideas for 2022

You have to pay attention to character limits, punctuation options, and, of course, if a name is taken already. But the most important rule for gamers’ team names is that they have to look cool on screen.


GLHF isn’t just spamming the chat, it’s a way of life.

Big Boss


This also gives you the cutest mascot in all of electronic gaming.

eSports Team Names
Like this, but pixelated.



The Stack

Stack Attack




Button Mashers

Speed Runts

Buttoned Up

Creep Farmers

Glitchy Trigger Finger

Glitch Hunt

Son of a Glitch

In case you were wondering if there were other glitch puns out there:

  • Glitch About It
  • Glitchcakes
  • Dirty Glitches
  • Head Glitches In Charge

Unique eSports Team Names

Look, we’d all love to be Ninja – and maybe for more reasons than one – but that gamer tag is taken. What you need are some good team names for gaming that aren’t going to bounce back when you submit them.


Manna Live

This might be too old-timey for you whippersnappers. If my nanna gamed though, she’d think this was hilarious – speaking of which…

Manna Nannas

QQ Me a River

Kings and Pwneds

Cheese Mongers

People hate cheesy players just as much as they hate the word monger – so I say just lean into it.

Team FF

Flame Warriors

GG Gang


Control Crowd

I also like Crowd Controllers.




Competitive Team Names for Gaming

Don’t make the mistake of thinking every gamer is soft.


Final Blow

Tuff Buffs

Winner is Coming


Or Triggering, if that’s more your style.

Kappa Ass

KEKing Ass

This might also work for an NSFW soccer team name idea.




You can see the top Twitch emotes here. Maybe that sparks an eSports team name idea, maybe it just helps the last handful of names make sense.

Dirty Team Names for eSports

Backdoor Bombers

Backdooring is well known in gaming circles, but this could make a clever hockey team name as well. The back door in hockey is the area of the ice on the far side of the offensive zone.

Catchy Video Game Team Names

Video games are supposed to be fun and so are eSports team names.

Nuclear Nerfs

Deep Divers

Name Gaming

Start Screens

ReSpawn of the Devil



No Interest

Smoke Show

Team Tilted

Gang Gank

eSports Team Names from Around the Web

Just a heads up: most other video games team names lists are just copies of existing team names. So I looked through those and copied only the good ones.

OK Boomers

Because part of the wisdom of age is knowing exactly where you stand.

Brute Force

Digital Chaos

Final Boss

Polite Butchers

Not a pun, just evocative writing that lets your opponents know what to expect.

Silent Shooters

Ninjas in Pajamas

Or simply Pajama Ninjas.

Evil Geniuses

Unquenchable Overkill

Some might say this name itself is a bit of overkill. Others might argue that one can never have enough kill.

About the author

David Sharp

David Sharp is a writer, performer, and father living in Los Angeles, California. His work has appeared on Rox Pile, Ranker, The Whiskey Journal, Retro Set and elsewhere across the internet. Follow him on Instagram or Twitter to see fresh pictures of his handsome baby: @TheSharpDavid

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