Which are the best SAMP clans? This question has been flying around since San Andreas Multiplayer was released back in 2006. Almost seven years later, it's still impossible to determine which clan is the greatest, and it will never be. Many clans had their golden eras and periods throughout the history of SAMP, so the best way to pay respect and give a proper credit to the all-time greats is to establish the list of the greatest clans throughout the history. The list itself is not in order and is created to mention the most influential and skilled clans that fought their battles in the battlefields of San Andreas Multiplayer.
I'm mentioning once again, the following list is not in order.
[XII] - Majestic Twelve
XII was one of the first clans that played SAMP on a competitive level. The were the top rated MTA clan which later transformed their dominance to SAMP back in 2006. Their great SAMP influence had faded away during the second half of 2007.
Notable Players: [XII]Fexsi0n, [XII]Xtent, [XII]Azer, [XII]Wacko, [XII]RazoR
[W] - The Warriors
Yet another clan that originates from MTA. The Warriors are perhaps the oldest crew on the list. This clan was probably the most hated back in the days, having loads of hostile clans and gangs taking on them daily. Their skill was never questioned but they later failed to prove themselves in the most important clan wars, such as those versus their biggest rivals, NB.
Notable Players: [W]Hooligan, [W]number7, [W]Maddolis, [W]mrbong, [W]Jemte
[b64] - Boulevard 64
Boulevard 64 was founded as one of the first clans on the XII server in 2006. Their SAMP dominance started with their win over a then-reputed clan <g2>, while they became number one clan in early 2007 when they beat XII, starting long and successful run on top. Over the years, their activity was slowly fading away due to the new wave of clans.
Notable Players: [b64]2Good4You, [b64]Lu, [b64]Milos, [b64]toXic, [b64]Hustler
[KFC] - KungFu Grip's Family of Crime
KFC have always had one of the most popular servers around - Partyserver. This was a highly skilled crew that made their way to the mainstream scene during the late 2007. They were known for being undefeated for a long time, until their meeting versus Bloodies. Their matches versus the likes of NB and SAE were highly anticipated but unfortunately never got to happen.
Notable Players: [KFC]KungFuGrip, [KFC]NaD, [KFC]venom, [KFC]Sn4k3_Ey3Z, [KFC]j0se
[NB] - NinetyNine Blazed
NB were perhaps the most dominating clan during their time. Starting from the big win against Novocaine, they made their way to the top and became undisputed in 2008, when they defeated SAE in the most memorable match of the year. As of then, NB were considered as the world's best clan by most of the SAMP community.
Notable Players: [NB]90NINE, [NB]blaZed, [NB]Dr.Vibrator, [NB]Incognito, [NB]DRE
[SAW] - San Andreas Warriors
Perhaps the all-time best Russian clan, SAW left its biggest impact in SA-MP by winning the SAMP League in 2009. They also won dozens of Russian clan war competitions and hundreds of wars overall.
Notable Players: [SAW]Akim, [SAW]nate_dogg, [SAW]Electro
[SiN] - Strength in Numbers
SiN originally started back in 2006 as a small taxi gang on Littlewhitey's server. R*BOMB and his crew made sure they became one of the most influential acts on the scene after just one year of existence. Despite their great reputation and skills, SiN never managed to truly reach the top because of their inconsistency.
Notable Players: [SiN]R*BOMB, [SiN]d3stroy3r, [SiN]M1ndKiller
[MOB] - The Mobsters
The Mobsters were always a pure example of a well organized and skilled clan. During the years, MOB managed to reach their peak in mid 2008, when they played some of the most memorable clan wars against NB and SAE. In 2009, they slowly started to leave the top scene, but have never backed off from their "organization and respect" motto.
Notable Players: [MOB]Z.money, [MOB]Sleepy, [MOB]finch, [MOB]vinnie
xHoTx - Heroes of Terror
Heroes of Terror are the best clan to come out of Poland and one of the greatest when it comes to clan wars. They managed to successfully transition from MTA to SAMP and win countless wars and tournaments. They were the first to beat b64 and NB, and they also defeated XII, MOB, SAE and many others.
Notable Players: xHoTxTomachawek, xHoTxBum3r, xHoTxNomaD, xHoTxSforeX
[SAE] - Spartan Army Elites
Spartan Army Elites were a pure example of how the clan should make their way to the top. SAE were founded in 2007 and after only one year they were considered as the number one challenger to the dominance of NB. They failed to beat 99's crew but that match is surely one of the most recognized in clan wars history.
Notable Players: [SAE]DeathEater, [SAE]Jakez, [SAE]Phaelon, [SAE]F0rce
[NoV] - Novocaine
Novocaine was the place where many big clans were created, but not just that. During 2006, Fishbulb and his crew had the reputation of an elite SAMP clan, with only a few top rated clans considered on that level. Year of 2007 was the beginning of NoV's downfall as a clan due to their refusal of using bugs. They were never considered serious ever since.
Notable Players: [NoV]Fishbulb, [NoV]Austin, [NoV]Frutty
[uL] - Urban Legends
Urban Legends is a new generation clan, founded after the "golden" era of SAMP, thus their skill and reputation was always questioned by the community. During their peak in 2010, they have defeated every single challenger that stood against them and had a winning streak of more than 80 wins in a row, which is enough reason to secure them a place on this list.
Notable Players: [uL]8Ball, [uL]Jakez, [uL]F0rce, [uL]Darius
Great list indeed, but I think that [BK]Killers is unfairly forgotten from the BK's list of notable players. It happens each time some text about BK pops up somewhere on the internet and the reason is the lack of knowledge of the most people that write the stuff about BK clan. For those who didn't know, BK originated from a MTA gang called B&K, which stood for Bloody & Killers. Those two guys later in '05 founded [BK] as we know it (I'm certain that at least 5 people on these forums know it). [BK]Killers went inactive few months after SAMP was released and Bloody (aka Blawd/Blood) was the only one is charge, thus most of the people that arrived later didn't have any knowledge about BK clan's name origins and [BK]Killers at all.
Of course I do remember him. It's just that his impact on the community as a player wasn't strong enough. As you say, most of the people didn't even hear of him and do not posses any knowledge about him.