• Best Esports Players

Best Esports Players

Highest Overall Earnings

#CountryNicknamePlayer NameGenderTotal EarningsGame
1. de flagKuroKyKuro TakhasomiMale$3,740,477.75 Dota 2
2. jo flagMiracle-Amer Al-BarkawiMale$3,313,886.88 Dota 2
3. bg flagMinD_ContRoLIvan IvanovMale$3,080,961.36 Dota 2
4. fi flagMatumbamanLasse UrpalainenMale$3,080,665.64 Dota 2
5. us flagUNiVeRsESaahil AroraMale$3,000,703.47 Dota 2
6. us flagppdPeter DagerMale$2,746,205.56 Dota 2
7. pk flagSumaiLSumail HassanMale$2,729,739.14 Dota 2
8. lb flagGHMaroun MerhejMale$2,699,458.78 Dota 2
9. us flagFearClinton LoomisMale$2,497,460.84 Dota 2
10. cn flagiceiceLi PengMale$1,998,972.63 Dota 2
11. ca flagAui_2000Kurtis LingMale$1,973,978.04 Dota 2
12. cn flagy`Zhang YipingMale$1,966,123.52 Dota 2
13. cn flagFaith_bianZhang RuidaMale$1,966,063.10 Dota 2
14. cn flagShadowChu ZeyuMale$1,956,758.12 Dota 2
15. cn flagbLinkZhou YangMale$1,955,423.02 Dota 2
16. cn flagxiao8Ning ZhangMale$1,824,534.96 Dota 2
17. cn flagHaoZhihao ChenMale$1,761,647.03 Dota 2
18. ee flagPuppeyClement IvanovMale$1,724,161.43 Dota 2
19. cn flagFaithHongda ZengMale$1,714,613.81 Dota 2
20. se flags4Gustav MagnussonMale$1,627,770.71 Dota 2
21. dk flagN0tailJohan SundsteinMale$1,487,138.96 Dota 2
22. ca flagEternalEnVyJacky MaoMale$838,807.00 Dota 2
23. se flagpieliedieJohan ÅströmMale$737,534.00 Dota 2
24. br flagFalleNGabriel ToledoMale$580,474.00 CS:GO
25. ua flagNo[o]neVladimir MinenkoMale$578,449.00 Dota 2
26. br flagferFernando AlvarengaMale$577,917.00 CS:GO
27. my flagOhaiyoKhoo Chong XinMale$574,561.00 Dota 2
28. cn flagMonetDu PengMale$574,417.00 Dota 2
29. pl flagPashaBicepsJaroslaw JarząbkowskiMale$565,534.00 CS:GO
30. ru flag9pashaPavel KhvastunovMale$565,406.00 Dota 2
31. br flagcoldzeraMarcelo DavidMale$561,208.00 CS:GO
32. ru flagRamzes666Roman KushnarevMale$558,942.00 Dota 2
33. br flagTacoEpitácio de MeloMale$558,131.00 CS:GO
34. kr flagBlankKang Sun-guMale$554,163.00 League of Legends
35. dk flagdev1ceNicolai ReedtzMale$547,870.00 CS:GO
36. fr flagNBKNathan SchmittMale$529,429.00 CS:GO
37. se flagf0restPatrik LindbergMale$520,077.57 CS:GO
38. pl flagbyaliPawel BielińskiMale$515,437.00 CS:GO
39. ph flagDJDjardel Jicko MampustiMale$512,065.00 Dota 2
40. pl flagSnaxJanusz PogorzelskiMale$511,776.00 CS:GO
41. dk flagKjaerbyeMarkus KjaerbyeMale$467,167.00 CS:GO
42. fr flagapEXDan MadesclaireMale$451,929.00 CS:GO
43. cn flagAmeWang ChunyuMale$451,572.00 Dota 2
44. fr flagkennySKenny SchrubMale$448,891.00 CS:GO
45. ua flagZeusDanylo TeslenkoMale$439,077.00 CS:GO
46. fr flagHappyVincent Cervoni SchopenhauerMale$434,631.28 CS:GO
47. se flagGet_RiGhTChristopher AlesundMale$432,904.82 CS:GO
48. dk flaggla1veLukas RossanderMale$417,596.00 CS:GO
49. br flagfnxLincoln LauMale$411,552.32 CS:GO
50. se flagKrimzFreddy Johansson Male$399,506.00 CS:GO
51. se flagflushaRobin RönnquistMale$395,802.00 CS:GO
52. se flagJWJesper WecksellMale$379,141.00 CS:GO
53. se flagXiztRichard LandstromMale$374,770.00 CS:GO
54. cn flagCTYChen TianyuMale$371,055.00 Dota 2
55. dk flagKarriganFinn AndersenMale$364,863.00 CS:GO
56. se flagolofmeisterOlof Kajbjer GustafssonMale$363,411.00 CS:GO
57. ua flagEdwardIoann Sukhariev Male$360,139.29 CS:GO
58. jo flagYapzOrYazied JaradatMale$359,060.00 Dota 2
59. fr flagShoxRichard PapillonMale$352,786.80 CS:GO
60. se flagfribergAdam FribergMale$352,323.00 CS:GO
61. cn flagClearloveMing KaiMale$347,768.06 League of Legends
62. cn flagold chickenWang ZhiyongMale$344,955.00 Dota 2
63. ua flagflamieEgor VasilyevMale$343,879.23 CS:GO
64. dk flagAceMarcus HoelgaardMale$325,182.00 Dota 2
65. kr flagImpactJung Eon-YeongMale$304,688.00 League of Legends
66. gb flagGorillaSpencer EalingMale$278,054.00 FIFA
67. kz flagAdreNDauren KsytaubayevMale$272,649.00 CS:GO
68. us flagDosiaMikhail StolyarovMale$272,362.00 CS:GO
69. sk flagGuardiaNLadislav KovacsMale$269,023.63 CS:GO
70. kr flagPigletChae Gwang-jinMale$264,929.00 League of Legends
71. cn flagPaparaziZhang ChengjunMale$263,544.00 Dota 2
72. kz flagmouRustem TelepovMale$238,649.00 CS:GO
73. br flagfelpsJoao VasconcellosMale$229,881.00 CS:GO
74. ca flagStanislawPeter JarguzMale$227,637.00 CS:GO
75. dk flagMSLMathias LauridsenMale$225,771.00 CS:GO
76. se flagDennisDennis 'Dennis' Edman Male$225,627.00 CS:GO
77. us flagTarikTarik CelikMale$218,189.00 CS:GO
78. us flagRUSHWill WierzbaMale$216,979.00 CS:GO
79. fr flagSIXERChristophe XiaMale$215,457.12 CS:GO
80. us flagn0thingJordan GilbertMale$214,754.00 CS:GO
81. fi flagalluAleksi JalliMale$214,100.00 CS:GO
82. br flagboltzRicardo PrassMale$213,313.00 CS:GO
83. es flagmixwellOscar CañellasMale$212,084.00 CS:GO
84. dk flagAizyPhilip AistrupMale$200,088.00 CS:GO
85. kz flagHobbitAbay KhassenovMale$195,566.00 CS:GO
86. es flagMithyAlfonso Aguirre RodriguezMale$192,062.21 League of Legends
87. no flagrainHåvard NygaardMale$191,788.00 CS:GO
88. fr flagbodyyAlexandre PianaroMale$191,642.00 CS:GO
89. cn flagYangZhou HaiyangMale$191,360.00 Dota 2
90. fr flagRpkCédric GuipouyMale$188,506.02 CS:GO
91. ba flagNiKoNikola KovačMale$187,575.00 CS:GO
92. be flagScreaMAdil BenrlitomMale$186,473.00 CS:GO
93. cn flagMeikoTian YeMale$184,524.23 League of Legends
94. us flagSkadoodleTyler LathamMale$180,313.00 CS:GO
95. dk flagMagiskEmil ReifMale$176,081.00 CS:GO
96. fr flagRocKyChevry CorentinMale$174,750.00 FIFA
97. ca flagshroudMike GrzesiekMale$172,981.00 CS:GO
98. us flagnitr0Nicholas CannellaMale$172,564.00 CS:GO
99. ca flagScarlettSasha HostynFemale$171,255.83 StarCraft II
100. ua flagMarkeloffYegor MarkelovMale$167,892.00 CS:GO
101. dk flagZvenJesper SvenningsenMale$167,350.00 League of Legends
102. us flagEligeJonathan JablonowskiMale$163,669.00 CS:GO
103. cn flagFreezeLiu ChangMale$158,524.00 Dota 2
104. de flaggob bFatih DayikMale$154,118.00 CS:GO
105. us flagjdm64Joshua MarzanoMale$151,656.00 CS:GO
106. cn flagMoKe LiuMale$151,468.00 CS:GO
107. us flagStewie2k Jake YipMale$150,290.00 CS:GO
108. cn flagDDHui WuMale$142,631.00 CS:GO
109. no flagRubinoRuben Villarroel BrødreskiftMale$141,743.00 CS:GO
110. dk flagBjergsenSøren BjergMale$140,811.30 League of Legends
111. ua flags1mpleOleksandr KostylevMale$138,057.05 CS:GO
112. ru flagSonneikoAkbar ButaevMale$137,777.98 Dota 2
113. se flagMODDIIAndreas FridhMale$137,029.00 CS:GO
114. ca flagWildturtleJason TranMale$132,082.80 League of Legends
115. us flagSneakyZachary ScuderiMale$128,307.00 League of Legends
116. hr flagPerkzLuka PerkovićMale$127,194.58 League of Legends
117. cn flagsomebodyHaowen XuMale$126,149.00 CS:GO
118. kr flagTrickKim Kang-yunMale$125,081.85 League of Legends
119. us flagautimaticTimothy Ta Male$122,855.00 CS:GO
120. cn flagFadePan YiMale$121,749.00 Dota 2
121. ph flagAbedAbed Azel YusopMale$118,719.00 Dota 2
122. nl flagchrisJChris de Jong Male$115,182.00 CS:GO
123. kr flagExpectKi Dae-HanMale$114,072.00 League of Legends
124. cn flagMouseChen Yu-HaoMale$113,823.84 League of Legends
125. ua flagGeneralVictor NigriniMale$111,352.85 Dota 2
126. de flagdenisDenis denis HowellMale$109,239.48 CS:GO
127. dk flagvaldeValdemar Bjørn VangsåMale$108,273.00 CS:GO
128. cn flagOriZheng JiaoyangMale$107,316.00 Dota 2
129. br flagsteelLucas LopesMale$107,299.00 CS:GO
130. us flagseangaresSean GaresMale$106,207.00 CS:GO
131. se flagPajkattPer Anders Olsson LilleMale$104,560.00 Dota 2
132. se flagTwistSimon EliassonMale$104,361.00 CS:GO
133. de flagnexJohannes MagetMale$98,111.00 CS:GO
134. au flagAZRAaron WardMale$97,751.00 CS:GO
135. au flagjksJustin SavageMale$97,651.00 CS:GO
136. us flagDoubleliftPeter PengMale$93,815.43 League of Legends
137. cn flagScoutLee Ye-chanMale$88,982.56 League of Legends
138. au flagUstiloKarlo PivacMale$88,902.00 CS:GO
139. dk flagSvenskerenDennis JohnsenMale$88,055.33 League of Legends
140. gb flagShellzShaun SpringetteMale$86,000.00 FIFA
141. br flagHEN1Henrique TelesMale$85,018.32 CS:GO
142. cz flagoskarTomas StastnyMale$84,946.00 CS:GO
143. ua flagB1ad3Andrey GorodenskiyMale$84,164.00 CS:GO
144. br flagLUCAS1Lucas TelesMale$84,018.32 CS:GO
145. de flagtabseNJohannes WodarzMale$82,448.00 CS:GO
146. kr flagSsumdayKim Chan-hoMale$81,875.00 League of Legends
147. sk flagStykoMartin StykMale$81,434.00 CS:GO
148. dk flagSnappiMarco PfeifferMale$80,991.00 CS:GO
149. kr flagFlameLee Ho-JongMale$79,362.85 League of Legends
150. us flagNiftyNoah FrancisMale$75,861.00 CS:GO
151. us flagFugLyJacob MedinaMale$71,178.00 CS:GO
152. pt flagfoxRicardo PachecoMale$71,095.00 CS:GO
153. ca flagtwistzzRussel Van DulkenMale$69,626.00 CS:GO
154. ru flagWorldEditGeorgi YaskinMale$68,967.00 CS:GO
155. br flagkNgVito GiuseppeMale$66,919.00 CS:GO
156. kr flagReignoverKim Ui-jinMale$66,673.00 League of Legends
157. se flagfreddiebFrederik BuöMale$66,373.00 CS:GO
158. se flagDisco DoplanJoakim GidetunMale$66,229.00 CS:GO
159. us flagHauntzerKevin YarnellMale$66,145.00 League of Legends
160. us flagShahZaMShahzeeb KhanMale$64,627.00 CS:GO
161. ca flagDapsDamian SteeleMale$63,496.00 CS:GO
162. fi flagsuNnyMikka KemppiMale$60,710.00 CS:GO
163. no flagjkaemJoakim MyrbostadMale$60,601.00 CS:GO
164. de flagTimoXTimo SiepMale$59,928.00 FIFA
165. cn flagBiofrostVincent WangMale$58,169.16 League of Legends
166. se flagdrakenWilliam SundinMale$57,117.61 CS:GO
167. es flagloWelChristian GarciaMale$56,766.00 CS:GO
168. se flagLekr0Jonas OlofssonMale$55,644.00 CS:GO
169. ua flagaMiracleVladislav ScherbynaMale$55,072.78 League of Legends
170. my flagxNovaJian Wei YapMale$54,592.00 Dota 2
171. dk flagJensenNicolaj JensenMale$54,306.00 League of Legends
172. se flagREZFredrik Sterner Male$53,896.93 CS:GO
173. dk flagnikoNikolaj KristensenMale$53,116.00 CS:GO
174. fi flagwaylanderJan RahkonenMale$52,358.00 CS:GO
175. us flagSicKHunter MimsMale$52,250.00 CS:GO
176. ca flagSmoothieAndy TaMale$50,676.00 League of Legends
177. br flagSHOOWTiMEGustavo GonçalvesMale$49,964.82 CS:GO
178. br flagbitBruno LimaMale$49,657.00 CS:GO
179. ee flagHSKevin TarnMale$48,356.00 CS:GO
180. dk flagJUGiJakob HansenMale$44,315.00 CS:GO
181. de flagCihanCihan YasarlarMale$44,277.00 FIFA
182. id flagBnTeTHansel FerdinandMale$43,361.00 CS:GO
183. se flagChipshajenSebastian WidlundMale$40,554.03 Overwatch
184. de flagTizianTitian FeldbuschMale$40,455.00 CS:GO
185. fi flagTaimouTimo KettunenMale$39,312.16 Overwatch
186. dk flages3tagPatrick HansenMale$38,724.00 CS:GO
187. dk flagAcilionAsger LarsenMale$38,606.00 CS:GO
188. se flagcoccoChristian JonssonMale$38,120.70 Overwatch
189. es flagHarryHookJonathan Tejedor RuaMale$38,120.70 Overwatch
190. ru flagElectronicDenis SharipovMale$37,425.00 CS:GO
191. il flag33Neta ShapiraMale$34,555.00 Dota 2
192. se flagTviQKevin LindstromMale$31,649.72 Overwatch
193. se flagZebbosaiSebastian Olsson Male$31,500.50 Overwatch
194. se flagGoldenMaikil SelimMale$31,325.00 CS:GO
195. fr flagAmaNEkFrançois DelauneyMale$31,314.00 CS:GO
196. us flagPobelterEugene Park Male$31,200.00 League of Legends
197. de flagPowerOfEvilTristan SchrageMale$30,681.72 League of Legends
198. ru flagSeizedDenis KostinMale$29,586.00 CS:GO
199. se flagReinforceJonathan LarssonMale$27,473.59 Overwatch
200. fr flagdevoduvekDavid DobrosavljevicMale$27,365.00 CS:GO
201. se flagNevixAndreas KarlssonMale$26,588.68 Overwatch
202. fr flagxmsAlexandre ForteMale$26,304.92 CS:GO
203. us flagBrehzeVincent CayonteMale$25,615.00 CS:GO
204. se flagrybRuben LjungdahlMale$25,596.01 Overwatch
205. th flagMickiePongphop RattanasangchodMale$25,378.54 Overwatch
206. ee flagropzRobin KoolMale$24,468.70 CS:GO
207. us flagPotterChristine ChiFemale$22,845.25 CS:GO
208. se flagJumpyJimmy BerndtssonMale$22,398.85 CS:GO
209. cn flagZetHae Sung-minMale$21,876.23 League of Legends
210. ca flagLODBenjamin deMunckMale$21,209.00 League of Legends
211. se flagzAAzZainab Turkie Female$20,939.62 CS:GO
212. cn flagChaliceYang ShenylMale$20,699.00 Dota 2
213. ca flagmissharvey Stephanie Harvey Female$20,555.25 CS:GO
214. se flaghampusHampus PoserMale$20,067.00 CS:GO
215. cn flaghymXu ZhiMale$19,481.00 Dota 2
216. fr flagHans SamaSteven LivMale$19,339.00 League of Legends
217. se flagJulianoJulia KiranFemale$18,069.62 CS:GO
218. us flagAliAlice LewFemale$18,000.00 CS:GO
219. us flagbudsCasey McIlwaineMale$17,731.00 Overwatch
220. us flagHafuRumay Wang Female$16,866.67
221. br flagyeLGustavo KnittelMale$16,592.17 CS:GO
222. us flagAdrianAdrian MaMale$16,416.00 League of Legends
223. us flagCC&CQuinn CallahanMale$16,365.00 Dota 2
224. fr flagElkYBertrand GrospellierMale$16,255.00
225. ca flagAltecJohnny RuMale$16,166.00 League of Legends
226. pl flagniQSebastian RobakMale$15,818.25 League of Legends
227. ca flagSurefourLane RobertsMale$15,725.00 Overwatch
228. us flagAdamAdam EckelMale$15,725.00 Overwatch
229. br flagdestinyyLucas BulloMale$15,192.00 CS:GO
230. cn flagEloiseTang HaiyunFemale$14,872.72
231. us flagHypedGeorge Maganzini Male$14,507.00 Overwatch
232. ru flagVilgaKsenia KlyuenkovaFemale$14,505.54 CS:GO
233. br flagPKLVinícios CoelhoMale$14,172.71 CS:GO
234. us flagbENITABenita NovshadianFemale$13,789.36 CS:GO
235. kr flagMickeySon Young-min Male$13,737.00 League of Legends
236. gb flagAlphariBarney MorrisMale$13,437.27 League of Legends
237. kr flagOllehKim Joo-SungMale$13,400.52 League of Legends
238. us flagGoldenglueGreyson GilmerMale$13,126.00 League of Legends
239. br flagZqkCaio FonsecaMale$13,069.00 CS:GO
240. kr flagIgNarLee Dong-geunMale$11,986.55 League of Legends
241. us flagJsoJennifer SoFemale$11,800.00 CS:GO
242. dk flagAnJAllan JensenMale$11,775.00 CS:GO
243. kr flagUntaraPark Ui-jinMale$11,599.00 League of Legends
244. us flagGodsDaniel GraeserMale$11,585.86 Overwatch
245. gb flagMaxloreNubar SarafianMale$11,524.40 League of Legends
246. es flagiReneIrene SanchezFemale$11,391.46 CS:GO
247. be flagNisqyYasin DincerMale$11,024.53 League of Legends
248. br flagshzBruno MartinelliMale$10,961.54 CS:GO
249. us flagVonethilOliver LagerMale$10,945.00 Overwatch
250. dk flagBiverMalthe WintherMale$10,723.27 Dota 2
251. dk flagMertzDaniel MertzMale$10,462.00 CS:GO
252. kr flagKeaneLae-Young JangMale$10,298.00 League of Legends
253. us flagCoolmatt69Matt IorioMale$10,292.00 Overwatch
254. us flagStoopFaraaz WarisMale$10,103.00 Overwatch
255. us flagCustaScott Kennedy Male$10,002.00 Overwatch
256. us flagAythenAthen ZhuMale$9,201.19 Overwatch
257. us flagGrimRealityChristopher SchaeferMale$9,149.29 Overwatch
258. ca flagAgilitiesBrady GirardiMale$9,114.29 Overwatch
259. se flagBrollanLudvig BrolinMale$8,761.00 CS:GO
260. us flagBigTerry ChuongMale$8,466.00 League of Legends
261. mx flagNomyDavid RamirezMale$8,201.19 Overwatch
262. ca flagRoolfRandal StarkMale$7,730.91 Overwatch
263. ca flagVerboStefano DisalvoMale$7,660.13 Overwatch
264. us flagSeraphShin Wu-YeongMale$7,450.00 League of Legends
265. kr flagliraNam Tae-yooMale$7,361.22 League of Legends
266. ru flagSkashArthur YermolaevMale$7,295.97 League of Legends
267. bg flagCeRqCvetelin DimitrovMale$6,881.00 CS:GO
268. cn flagCody SunLi Yu SunMale$6,396.59 League of Legends
269. us flagLourloSamson JacksonMale$6,191.00 League of Legends
270. id flagxccurateKevin SusantoMale$6,182.00 CS:GO
271. us flagartStarCarolynn NoquezFemale$6,065.00 CS:GO
272. us flagDardochJoshua HartnettMale$5,909.09 League of Legends
273. us flagApolloApollo PriceMale$5,886.67 League of Legends
274. us flagMattMatt ElentoMale$5,833.00 League of Legends
275. ca flagCAthCatherine LerouxFemale$5,729.00 CS:GO
276. se flagMendokusaiiLucas HakanssonMale$5,643.16 Overwatch
277. us flagEmuhleetEmmalee GarridoFemale$5,393.00 CS:GO
278. ca flagrainAmanda SmithFemale$5,293.00 CS:GO
279. ca flagGooseBreederMounira DobieFemale$4,949.00 CS:GO
280. us flagContractzJuan Garcia Male$4,916.00 League of Legends
281. de flagluckeRRRNiels JasiekMale$4,687.00 CS:GO
282. se flagZvenESimon SvenssonMale$4,648.78 League of Legends
283. se flagMineralVytis LasaitisMale$4,186.02 Overwatch
284. us flagJakeJake LyonMale$3,491.67 Overwatch
285. se flagMannetenTim BylundMale$3,117.76 Overwatch
286. br flagHorvyJoão HorvathMale$2,977.00 CS:GO
287. us flagVollMatthew WallaceMale$2,789.17 Overwatch
288. us flagrob420Robert GarciaMale$2,741.67 Overwatch
289. us flagSuperMatthew DelisiMale$2,741.67 Overwatch
290. ca flagtrainRasheeq RahmanMale$2,741.67 Overwatch
291. us flagAvastConnor PrinceMale$2,728.34 Overwatch
292. us flagHakuhoNicholas SurgentMale$2,687.50 League of Legends
293. kr flagBlossomPark Beom-chanMale$1,809.00 League of Legends
294. ru flagGumbeqRuslan PozdniakovMale$1,724.25 League of Legends
295. kr flagThalPark Kwon-hyukMale$1,648.00 League of Legends
296. dk flagKongenLasse BækkelundMale$1,315.00 FIFA
297. kr flagPireanChoi Jun-sikMale$100.00 League of Legends
298. kr flagEFFECTHyeon KimMale$99.24 Overwatch

Who are the Best eSports Players?

Whenever there’s some form of competition going on, you can bet it will draw a crowd. It can be a street fight between two drunk guys, a bunch of gladiators hacking at each other, football, or pro gamers participating in the esports event.

Believe it or not, if you haven’t heard yet (you may have a lot of catching up to do) if you are pretty good at video games then there may be a job waiting for you.

On top of that, you will be doing something that you like most – playing your favourite video game. You can go solo, you can join a professional team, and best of all you also get sponsorships and advertising deals like other professional teams or athletes. 

What is eSports?

Before we go on with the job prospects, professional eSports teams, and the pros themselves, let’s first go over the actual competitive sport. Yes, video gaming has gone through leaps and bounds and considered by millions around the world as a competitive sport.

eSports (as the pros call it) is known by many different names. It’s called professional gaming, electronic sports, competitive video gaming, and a host of other names.

There are online competitions and there are offline competitions – that means, these events reach far and wide on a global scale. Whether it’s on the internet or in an actual Coliseum, every eSporting event draws in a jam-packed crowd.

Back in 2013, the eSport World Championship drew more than 32 million viewers worldwide. They had 27 million the following year. On top of that, statistics show that the viewership of eSports today number to more than 70 million people worldwide.

The Games You Can Participate In

The video gaming world has evolved. Yes, both in the Pokémon sense and in the non-Pokémon sense – and yes there is a world championship Pokémon eSporting event.

Of course, that is not the only game you can play as a professional gamer. The games during these huge competitions include really popular video game titles such as:

eSport Appreciation

Are these competitions really entertaining? You bet they are. However, just like any new sport (digital or the old flesh and bone type) you have to understand the game to appreciate the game.

Do you remember when mixed martial arts were still new? Everyone scoffed and even pro boxers took jabs (well, verbally) at the sport. It took a while before the general public got educated about the sport and learned to appreciate it to its nooks and crannies.

The same is true today when the general public views a match between two professional gamers or two eSport teams locked in battle. They first need to understand the nuances of the game before they can appreciate the skill being displayed by the pros. Truth be told, it’s a lot less violent compared to a lot of sports out there.

Becoming a Professional Gamer

Are you good at video games? Is your mum still yelling at you or your dad lecturing you that there is no future in this? You can actually explain in a really civilised way that there is a bright and lucrative future if you become really good at video games.

If you’ve got a knack for this sort of thing and you feel that you can play video games for life then you test the waters. Note that there are more professional opportunities in this industry than just playing professionally – there are options when a pro gamer retires.

Pick a game genre. You don’t really have to be good at all of them – though you can get noticed if you are good at all of them. There are fighting games, first person shooters, real time strategy games, sports games, racing, multiplayer battle arena games, and a host of others.

Remember that it takes some time before you can master a game. In fact, you need to know the ins and outs when there’s a new game release. For instance, when Call of Duty: Black Ops II was replaced by Call of Duty: Ghosts back in 2013, professional gamers had to master a dozen new multiplayer maps to become competitively proficient during competition.

Stay motivated and keep practising. If there are local events then join in. That experience will give you a feel for the sport and it eventually prepares you for the big league.

You also need to gear up – time for some PC upgrades. Find gaming communities and join the convo. After that, you can find a team and join.

The Good Part: You can actually join in the fun at the next global eSporting event. You can do more than spectating – there are open events where anyone can challenge seeded professional players.

Well, you’re going to have to cough up some cash but it will be the chance of a lifetime. You can get noticed and you may get offered a job as a professional gamer. Another option is to audition

A Quick Look at the Pros

One good thing about being a pro gamer is that you get to pick a really cool handle.

  • UNiVeRsE (aka Saahil Arora): he is pro Dota2 offlaner. This 27-year-old from Wisonsin US, has a total earnings of over $2.6M to his name.
  • PPD (aka Peter Dager): A pro gamer turned CEO of one of the most successful Dota2 teams, Evil Genuises. He has is now worth over $2.7M.
  • Fear (aka Clinton Loomis): one of the biggest players in the US, and also one of the best North American cyber athletes. He’s been playing Dota2 for the past 11 years and has accumulated over $2.3M through playing tournaments.
  • Daigo (aka Tomo Ohira aka The Beast): dubbed as Street Fighter’s first king. Competes in over 12 different games.
  • Moon (aka Jang Jae-Ho): considered as the greatest player in Warcraft 3 history. Don’t ask how much of a fortune he has made out of pro gaming.

These are some of the best pro gamers of all time. Just remember that the field of eSports is as real a profession as it can get. It takes a lot of work and dedication to become one of the greats in this sport.