The Original Sixteen is the name given to the sixteen founding members of the 4chan Cup. These boards competed in the inaugural 2011 4chan Summer Cup competition.
- As of the conclusion of the 2018 4chan Summer Cup, 7 different Original Sixteen teams have won cups (6 Elite Cups and 2 Babbies), the most out of any Founding. They have also won the most Elite Cups of any Founding.
- As of the conclusion of the 2018 4chan Summer Cup, the Original Sixteen teams have the highest combined amount of "medal" (first, second, and third-place) finishes; 8 first place, 14 second place, and 8 third place, for a total of 30.
- As of the conclusion of the 2018 4chan Summer Cup, /fit/ are one of only two teams to have legitimately won multiple Elite Cups and one of only six to have legitimately won multiple cups (Elite or Babby).
- As of the conclusion of the 2019 4chan Winter Cup, /a/ have the highest efficiency out of this Founding at 51.52%, while /k/ have the lowest at 31.71%.