SK / Mouz = dead teams
SK was relevant thanks to Brazil (South America).
Mouz was relevant thanks to Bosnian , estonian , finnish , danish , prodka players.
All you have is Nex and Tizian ?
Tabsen is polish (i guess from his last name) , Gob B is turkish , Xantares is turkish , Smooya is english.And BIG was relevant because of them.
ESL - Well if it wasn't ESL , i'd be someone else that see the game have potential. No need to praise someone , because there are others that would do it instead. eSports is growing industry - new names/brands/orgs comes all the time.
In that sense , ESL wouldn't be a sh*t without sponsors. So in short : thanks to the SPONSORS all around the world for making ESL a sh*t because all they could afford as prizepool at the beginning was 1000$.