Random Team Generator

Use this team generator to randomly split a list of players into teams. Randomly assign players into teams, based on a list of names, one per line.

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Using the random team generator

To use the team randomizer, simply enter a list of player names, one item per row (copy/pasting from a spreadsheet works great) and then select the number of teams (groups) among which you want to split them. Then press the "Generate Random Teams" to get a set of teams from the team generator.

The easiest way to retrieve the teams is to use the copy icon next to the list of names in each team.

How many names can the team randomizer process?

The maximum number of player names the team generator will process is 1,000. The maximum number of teams you can randomly assing players to is 100.

Applications of a random team generator

A free online team randomizer like this can have many possible uses. Here we list a few more common ones.

Random Sports Team Picker

The most common use of a team generator is to randomly distribute players across teams in a sports game. It is the same as randomly drawing the names of the players out of a hat. Using the team randomizer, one can spread players into two or more teams fairly and without bias, if that is the goal. Simply enter all the player names and click "Generate Random Teams". Please, note that unless the number of players is exactly divisible by the number of teams, you will end up with some teams with more players than others.

Random Team Assignement at Team-building Events

Many organized team-building events feature games that foster teamwork and improve the team-spirit. However, an important role of these events is to make it so that people from different departments within a company have a chance to communicate with each other outside of a work environment. Using a random generator is a great way to make sure that people get to talk to persons they may otherwise be hesitant to approach or enlist in a team game.

Randomly Distributing Chores or Tasks

In case you need to distribute chores or tasks across several teams of people at random, this team randomizer can help you achieve it quickly and easily. First, order all tasks from 1 to n, where n is the number of tasks. Then use the random team generator to assing people's names into groups, each of which will deal with the task corresponding to their team number.

If you are a schoolteacher, you may use this to randomly pick students for different home assignments, projects, etc.

Shuffling board game players

Many times players of board games would have preferences about who to team up with in a given game. However, from time to time you might want to mix things up and randomly assign teammates. Using an online random team generator is a fun way to do it.

Are the teams truly random?

If your requirements for the randomness of the shuffle produced by our generator are high, you would be satisfied to know that you can trust that our randomizer engine results in unbiased shuffles. Each player has an equal chance of ending up in each time, as we are using the Fisher-Yates shuffle algorithm combined with a good random number generator (RNG). Its suitability to the task has been tested with multiple sumulations which showed the unbiased nature of the team assignement. The uniform distribution across teams by the generator was also validated using statical tests.

Cite this randomizer & page

If you'd like to cite this online randomizer resource and information as provided on the page, you can use the following citation:
Georgiev G.Z., "Random Team Generator", [online] Available at: https://www.gigacalculator.com/randomizers/random-team-generator.php URL [Accessed Date: 06 Aug, 2020].