It’s never easy narrowing down the best teams of the year. These nominees were steady putting in work with riders dropping video parts, turning pro, touring, and getting magazine coverage. The winners of the #TWSAWARDS are chosen by the TransWorld staff, but let us know who you’d pick to win in the comments! Winners announced January 7 in Long Beach! Last year’s best team: DGK.

Best Team Nominee: Cliché

Cliché dropped one of the year’s best videos, Bon Voyage, turned Flo Mirtain and Daniel Espinoza pro at the premiere, later turned Sammy Winter pro as well, and international icon Lucas Puig continued his elite killing spree all over the globe.

Best Team Nominee: Deathwish

Deathwish put out its first video with full parts from everyone, and they smashed it in our Skate & Create winning the fan favorite by way of online voting.

Best Team Nominee: Element

Element’s year was massive: Julian Davidson locking down the last part in Perpetual Motion, getting our March cover and later going pro, Evan Smith dropped his own video part and went pro, Chad Tim Tim did a Transmission part with us, there was the Rainclouds & Cobblestone tour video, Skate & Create,  Appleyard and Nyjah both dropped solo parts as well. The addition of Greyson Fletcher, opening its Branch HQ in Costa Mesa, and releasing Brian Gaberman’s photo book rounds out an incredible year.

Best Team Nominee: Habitat

Silas had an incredible part in Perpetual Motion and our most talked about cover in years. Mark Suciu made his mark with non-stop video clips across the blogosphere. Mark and Brian Delatorre went pro in May.

Best Team Nominee: Zero

Zero dropped a heavy full-length video, Cold War, Dane Burman went pro, and Chris Cole was the overall Street League champ. Zero riders Jamie Thomas, Tommy Sandoval, Dane Burman, and Tony Cervantes also went double duty and had plenty of footage in Fallen’s Road Less Traveled. From the streets to the league, the Zero Army can’t be beat.