• Best Esports Players

Best Esports Players

Highest Overall Earnings

# Country Nickname Player Name Gender Total Earnings Game
1. de flag KuroKy Kuro Takhasomi Male $3,480,788.35 Dota 2
2. jo flag Miracle Amer Barqawi Male $3,061,076.48 Dota 2
3. us flag UNiVeRsE Saahil Arora Male $2,935,860.27 Dota 2
4. bg flag MinD_ContRoL Ivan Ivanov Male $2,821,271.96 Dota 2
5. fi flag Matumbaman Lasse Urpalainen Male $2,820,976.24 Dota 2
6. us flag ppd Peter Dager Male $2,643,480.36 Dota 2
7. pk flag SumaiL Sumail Hassan Male $2,637,695.94 Dota 2
8. lb flag GH Maroun Merhej Male $2,440,253.78 Dota 2
9. us flag Fear Clinton Loomis Male $2,418,055.64 Dota 2
10. cn flag iceice Li Peng Male $1,998,858.23 Dota 2
11. ca flag Aui_2000 Kurtis Ling Male $1,967,547.44 Dota 2
12. cn flag y` Zhang Yiping Male $1,962,738.24 Dota 2
13. cn flag Faith_bian Zhang Ruida Male $1,962,677.82 Dota 2
14. cn flag bLink Zhou Yang Male $1,955,308.62 Dota 2
15. cn flag Shadow Chu Zeyu Male $1,955,149.42 Dota 2
16. cn flag xiao8 Ning Zhang Male $1,824,534.96 Dota 2
17. cn flag Hao Zhihao Chen Male $1,761,647.03 Dota 2
18. ee flag Puppey Clement Ivanov Male $1,610,640.16 Dota 2
19. cn flag Super Junhao Xie Male $1,573,801.70 Dota 2
20. dk flag N0tail Johan Sundstein Male $1,445,133.56 Dota 2
21. cn flag Mu Pan Zhang Male $1,390,711.91 Dota 2
22. se flag Zai Ludwig Wåhlberg Male $1,384,343.25 Dota 2
23. dk flag MiSeRy Rasmus Fillipsen Male $1,366,657.12 Dota 2
24. cn flag Banana Wang Jiao Male $1,279,561.56 Dota 2
25. cn flag SanSheng Zhaohui Wang Male $1,207,649.37 Dota 2
26. ro flag w33 Aliwi Omar Male $1,191,478.58 Dota 2
27. se flag s4 Gustav Magnusson Male $1,165,145.88 Dota 2
28. cn flag Fenrir Chao Lu Male $1,135,954.79 Dota 2
29. sg flag iceiceice Daryl Pei Xiang Koh Male $1,130,003.56 Dota 2
30. cn flag MMY! Zengrong Lei Male $1,112,556.41 Dota 2
31. cn flag Sylar Jiajun Liu Male $998,867.78 Dota 2
32. ua flag Lil Ilya Ilyuk Male $844,444.00 Dota 2
33. ca flag EternalEnVy Jacky Mao Male $838,807.00 Dota 2
34. se flag pieliedie Johan Åström Male $737,534.00 Dota 2
35. ua flag Dendi Danil Ishutin Male $732,549.40 Dota 2
36. pl flag Neo Filip Kubski Male $668,895.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
37. pl flag TaZ Wiktor Wojtas Male $665,295.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
38. ru flag Solo Alexei Berezin Male $594,128.00 Dota 2
39. br flag FalleN Gabriel Toledo Male $580,474.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
40. ua flag No[o]ne Vladimir Minenko Male $578,449.00 Dota 2
41. br flag fer Fernando Alvarenga Male $577,917.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
42. pl flag PashaBiceps Jaroslaw Jarząbkowski Male $565,534.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
43. ru flag 9pasha Pavel Khvastunov Male $565,406.00 Dota 2
44. br flag coldzera Marcelo David Male $561,208.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
45. ru flag Ramzes666 Roman Kushnarev Male $558,942.00 Dota 2
46. br flag Taco Epitácio de Melo Male $558,131.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
47. fr flag NBK Nathan Schmitt Male $529,429.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
48. se flag f0rest Patrik Lindberg Male $520,077.57 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
49. pl flag byali Pawel Bieliński Male $515,437.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
50. pl flag Snax Janusz Pogorzelski Male $511,776.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
51. fr flag apEX Dan Madesclaire Male $451,929.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
52. fr flag kennyS Kenny Schrub Male $448,891.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
53. ua flag Zeus Danylo Teslenko Male $439,077.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
54. fr flag Happy Vincent Cervoni Schopenhauer Male $434,631.28 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
55. se flag Get_RiGhT Christopher Alesund Male $432,904.82 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
56. br flag fnx Lincoln Lau Male $411,552.32 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
57. se flag Krimz Freddy Johansson Male $399,506.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
58. se flag flusha Robin Rönnquist Male $395,802.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
59. se flag JW Jesper Wecksell Male $379,141.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
60. se flag Xizt Richard Landstrom Male $374,770.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
61. dk flag Karrigan Finn Andersen Male $364,863.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
62. se flag olofmeister Olof Kajbjer Gustafsson Male $363,411.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
63. ua flag Edward Ioann Sukhariev Male $360,139.29 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
64. fr flag Shox Richard Papillon Male $352,786.80 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
65. cn flag Clearlove Ming Kai Male $347,768.06 League of Legends
66. ua flag flamie Egor Vasilyev Male $343,879.23 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
67. kr flag Impact Jung Eon-Yeong Male $304,688.00 League of Legends
68. ua flag Seized Denis Kostin Male $295,806.83 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
69. gb flag Gorilla Spencer Ealing Male $278,054.00 FIFA
70. sk flag GuardiaN Ladislav Kovacs Male $269,023.63 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
71. kr flag Piglet Chae Gwang-jin Male $264,929.00 League of Legends
72. br flag felps Joao Vasconcellos Male $229,881.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
73. ca flag Stanislaw Peter Jarguz Male $227,637.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
74. se flag Dennis Dennis 'Dennis' Edman Male $225,627.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
75. us flag Tarik Tarik Celik Male $218,189.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
76. us flag RUSH Will Wierzba Male $216,979.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
77. fr flag SIXER Christophe Xia Male $215,457.12 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
78. us flag n0thing Jordan Gilbert Male $214,754.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
79. br flag boltz Ricardo Prass Male $213,313.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
80. es flag Mithy Alfonso Aguirre Rodriguez Male $192,062.21 League of Legends
81. no flag rain Håvard Nygaard Male $191,788.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
82. fr flag bodyy Alexandre Pianaro Male $191,642.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
83. fr flag Rpk Cédric Guipouy Male $188,506.02 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
84. ba flag NiKo Nikola Kovač Male $187,575.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
85. be flag ScreaM Adil Benrlitom Male $186,473.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
86. cn flag Meiko Tian Ye Male $184,524.23 League of Legends
87. us flag Skadoodle Tyler Latham Male $180,313.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
88. fr flag RocKy Chevry Corentin Male $174,750.00 FIFA
89. ca flag shroud Mike Grzesiek Male $172,981.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
90. us flag nitr0 Nicholas Cannella Male $172,564.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
91. ca flag Scarlett Sasha Hostyn Female $171,255.83 StarCraft II
92. dk flag Zven Jesper Svenningsen Male $167,350.00 League of Legends
93. us flag Elige Jonathan Jablonowski Male $163,669.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
94. us flag jdm64 Joshua Marzano Male $151,656.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
95. us flag Stewie2k Jake Yip Male $150,290.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
96. no flag Rubino Ruben Villarroel Brødreskift Male $141,743.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
97. dk flag Bjergsen Søren Bjerg Male $140,811.30 League of Legends
98. ua flag s1mple Oleksandr Kostylev Male $138,057.05 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
99. ru flag Sonneiko Akbar Butaev Male $137,777.98 Dota 2
100. ca flag Wildturtle Jason Tran Male $132,082.80 League of Legends
101. us flag Sneaky Zachary Scuderi Male $128,307.00 League of Legends
102. hr flag Perkz Luka Perković Male $127,194.58 League of Legends
103. kr flag Trick Kim Kang-yun Male $125,081.85 League of Legends
104. us flag autimatic Timothy Ta Male $122,855.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
105. nl flag chrisJ Chris de Jong Male $115,182.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
106. kr flag Expect Ki Dae-Han Male $114,072.00 League of Legends
107. cn flag Mouse Chen Yu-Hao Male $113,823.84 League of Legends
108. ua flag General Victor Nigrini Male $111,352.85 Dota 2
109. de flag denis Denis denis Howell Male $109,239.48 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
110. br flag steel Lucas Lopes Male $107,299.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
111. us flag seangares Sean Gares Male $106,207.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
112. us flag Doublelift Peter Peng Male $93,815.43 League of Legends
113. cn flag Scout Lee Ye-chan Male $88,982.56 League of Legends
114. dk flag Svenskeren Dennis Johnsen Male $88,055.33 League of Legends
115. gb flag Shellz Shaun Springette Male $86,000.00 FIFA
116. br flag HEN1 Henrique Teles Male $85,018.32 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
117. cz flag oskar Tomas Stastny Male $84,946.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
118. se flag Pajkatt Per Anders Olsson Lille Male $84,300.37 Dota 2
119. br flag LUCAS1 Lucas Teles Male $84,018.32 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
120. kr flag Ssumday Kim Chan-ho Male $81,875.00 League of Legends
121. sk flag Styko Martin Styk Male $81,434.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
122. kr flag Flame Lee Ho-Jong Male $79,362.85 League of Legends
123. us flag FugLy Jacob Medina Male $71,178.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
124. pt flag fox Ricardo Pacheco Male $71,095.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
125. ca flag twistzz Russel Van Dulken Male $69,626.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
126. kr flag Reignover Kim Ui-jin Male $66,673.00 League of Legends
127. us flag Hauntzer Kevin Yarnell Male $66,145.00 League of Legends
128. us flag ShahZaM Shahzeeb Khan Male $64,627.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
129. ca flag Daps Damian Steele Male $63,496.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
130. fi flag suNny Mikka Kemppi Male $60,710.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
131. de flag TimoX Timo Siep Male $59,928.00 FIFA
132. cn flag Biofrost Vincent Wang Male $58,169.16 League of Legends
133. no flag jkaem Joakim Myrbostad Male $57,601.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
134. se flag draken William Sundin Male $57,117.61 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
135. es flag loWel Christian Garcia Male $56,766.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
136. se flag Lekr0 Jonas Olofsson Male $55,644.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
137. ua flag aMiracle Vladislav Scherbyna Male $55,072.78 League of Legends
138. dk flag Jensen Nicolaj Jensen Male $54,306.00 League of Legends
139. se flag REZ Fredrik Sterner Male $53,896.93 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
140. us flag SicK Hunter Mims Male $52,250.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
141. ca flag Smoothie Andy Ta Male $50,676.00 League of Legends
142. br flag SHOOWTiME Gustavo Gonçalves Male $49,964.82 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
143. de flag Cihan Cihan Yasarlar Male $44,277.00 FIFA
144. se flag Chipshajen Sebastian Widlund Male $40,554.03 Overwatch
145. fi flag Taimou Timo Kettunen Male $39,312.16 Overwatch
146. dk flag Acilion Asger Larsen Male $38,606.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
147. se flag cocco Christian Jonsson Male $38,120.70 Overwatch
148. es flag HarryHook Jonathan Tejedor Rua Male $38,120.70 Overwatch
149. ru flag Electronic Denis Sharipov Male $37,425.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
150. se flag TviQ Kevin Lindstrom Male $31,649.72 Overwatch
151. se flag Zebbosai Sebastian Olsson Male $31,500.50 Overwatch
152. se flag Golden Maikil Selim Male $31,325.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
153. fr flag AmaNEk François Delauney Male $31,314.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
154. us flag Pobelter Eugene Park Male $31,200.00 League of Legends
155. de flag PowerOfEvil Tristan Schrage Male $30,681.72 League of Legends
156. se flag Reinforce Jonathan Larsson Male $27,473.59 Overwatch
157. fr flag devoduvek David Dobrosavljevic Male $27,365.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
158. se flag Nevix Andreas Karlsson Male $26,588.68 Overwatch
159. fr flag xms Alexandre Forte Male $26,304.92 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
160. us flag Brehze Vincent Cayonte Male $25,615.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
161. se flag ryb Ruben Ljungdahl Male $25,596.01 Overwatch
162. th flag Mickie Pongphop Rattanasangchod Male $25,378.54 Overwatch
163. ee flag ropz Robin Kool Male $24,468.70 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
164. us flag Potter Christine Chi Female $22,845.25 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
165. se flag Jumpy Jimmy Berndtsson Male $22,398.85 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
166. cn flag Zet Hae Sung-min Male $21,876.23 League of Legends
167. ca flag LOD Benjamin deMunck Male $21,209.00 League of Legends
168. se flag zAAz Zainab Turkie Female $20,939.62 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
169. ca flag missharvey Stephanie Harvey Female $20,555.25 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
170. fr flag Hans Sama Steven Liv Male $19,339.00 League of Legends
171. se flag Juliano Julia Kiran Female $18,069.62 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
172. us flag Ali Alice Lew Female $18,000.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
173. us flag buds Casey McIlwaine Male $17,731.00 Overwatch
174. us flag Hafu Rumay Wang Female $16,866.67
175. br flag yeL Gustavo Knittel Male $16,592.17 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
176. us flag Adrian Adrian Ma Male $16,416.00 League of Legends
177. fr flag ElkY Bertrand Grospellier Male $16,255.00
178. ca flag Altec Johnny Ru Male $16,166.00 League of Legends
179. pl flag niQ Sebastian Robak Male $15,818.25 League of Legends
180. ca flag Surefour Lane Roberts Male $15,725.00 Overwatch
181. us flag Adam Adam Eckel Male $15,725.00 Overwatch
182. br flag destinyy Lucas Bullo Male $15,192.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
183. cn flag Eloise Tang Haiyun Female $14,872.72
184. us flag Hyped George Maganzini Male $14,507.00 Overwatch
185. ru flag Vilga Ksenia Klyuenkova Female $14,505.54 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
186. br flag PKL Vinícios Coelho Male $14,172.71 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
187. us flag bENITA Benita Novshadian Female $13,789.36 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
188. kr flag Mickey Son Young-min Male $13,737.00 League of Legends
189. gb flag Alphari Barney Morris Male $13,437.27 League of Legends
190. kr flag Olleh Kim Joo-Sung Male $13,400.52 League of Legends
191. us flag Goldenglue Greyson Gilmer Male $13,126.00 League of Legends
192. br flag Zqk Caio Fonseca Male $13,069.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
193. kr flag IgNar Lee Dong-geun Male $11,986.55 League of Legends
194. us flag Jso Jennifer So Female $11,800.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
195. dk flag AnJ Allan Jensen Male $11,775.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
196. us flag Gods Daniel Graeser Male $11,585.86 Overwatch
197. gb flag Maxlore Nubar Sarafian Male $11,524.40 League of Legends
198. es flag iRene Irene Sanchez Female $11,391.46 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
199. be flag Nisqy Yasin Dincer Male $11,024.53 League of Legends
200. br flag shz Bruno Martinelli Male $10,961.54 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
201. us flag Vonethil Oliver Lager Male $10,945.00 Overwatch
202. dk flag Biver Malthe Winther Male $10,723.27 Dota 2
203. kr flag Keane Lae-Young Jang Male $10,298.00 League of Legends
204. us flag Coolmatt69 Matt Iorio Male $10,292.00 Overwatch
205. us flag Stoop Faraaz Waris Male $10,103.00 Overwatch
206. us flag Custa Scott Kennedy Male $10,002.00 Overwatch
207. us flag Aythen Athen Zhu Male $9,201.19 Overwatch
208. us flag GrimReality Christopher Schaefer Male $9,149.29 Overwatch
209. ca flag Agilities Brady Girardi Male $9,114.29 Overwatch
210. us flag Big Terry Chuong Male $8,466.00 League of Legends
211. mx flag Nomy David Ramirez Male $8,201.19 Overwatch
212. ca flag Roolf Randal Stark Male $7,730.91 Overwatch
213. ca flag Verbo Stefano Disalvo Male $7,660.13 Overwatch
214. us flag Seraph Shin Wu-Yeong Male $7,450.00 League of Legends
215. kr flag lira Nam Tae-yoo Male $7,361.22 League of Legends
216. ru flag Skash Arthur Yermolaev Male $7,295.97 League of Legends
217. bg flag CeRq Cvetelin Dimitrov Male $6,881.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
218. cn flag Cody Sun Li Yu Sun Male $6,396.59 League of Legends
219. us flag Lourlo Samson Jackson Male $6,191.00 League of Legends
220. us flag artStar Carolynn Noquez Female $6,065.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
221. us flag Dardoch Joshua Hartnett Male $5,909.09 League of Legends
222. us flag Apollo Apollo Price Male $5,886.67 League of Legends
223. us flag Matt Matt Elento Male $5,833.00 League of Legends
224. ca flag CAth Catherine Leroux Female $5,729.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
225. se flag Mendokusaii Lucas Hakansson Male $5,643.16 Overwatch
226. us flag Emuhleet Emmalee Garrido Female $5,393.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
227. ca flag rain Amanda Smith Female $5,293.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
228. ca flag GooseBreeder Mounira Dobie Female $4,949.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
229. us flag Contractz Juan Garcia Male $4,916.00 League of Legends
230. se flag ZvenE Simon Svensson Male $4,648.78 League of Legends
231. se flag Mineral Vytis Lasaitis Male $4,186.02 Overwatch
232. us flag Jake Jake Lyon Male $3,491.67 Overwatch
233. se flag Manneten Tim Bylund Male $3,117.76 Overwatch
234. br flag Horvy João Horvath Male $2,977.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
235. us flag Voll Matthew Wallace Male $2,789.17 Overwatch
236. us flag rob420 Robert Garcia Male $2,741.67 Overwatch
237. us flag Super Matthew Delisi Male $2,741.67 Overwatch
238. ca flag train Rasheeq Rahman Male $2,741.67 Overwatch
239. us flag Avast Connor Prince Male $2,728.34 Overwatch
240. us flag Hakuho Nicholas Surgent Male $2,687.50 League of Legends
241. ru flag Gumbeq Ruslan Pozdniakov Male $1,724.25 League of Legends
242. dk flag Kongen Lasse Bækkelund Male $1,315.00 FIFA
243. kr flag Pirean Choi Jun-sik Male $100.00 League of Legends
244. kr flag EFFECT Hyeon Kim Male $99.24 Overwatch

What is eSports and Who are the Biggest 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.