• Best eSports Players

Best eSports Players

Highest Overall Earnings

#CountryNicknamePlayer NameGenderTotal EarningsGame
1. de flagKuroKyKuro TakhasomiMale$3,525,039.35 Dota 2
2. jo flagMiracleAmer BarqawiMale$3,104,079.88 Dota 2
3. us flagUNiVeRsESaahil AroraMale$2,937,956.27 Dota 2
4. bg flagMinD_ContRoLIvan IvanovMale$2,865,522.96 Dota 2
5. fi flagMatumbamanLasse UrpalainenMale$2,865,227.24 Dota 2
6. pk flagSumaiLSumail HassanMale$2,666,991.94 Dota 2
7. us flagppdPeter DagerMale$2,644,776.36 Dota 2
8. lb flagGHMaroun MerhejMale$2,483,653.78 Dota 2
9. us flagFearClinton LoomisMale$2,447,351.64 Dota 2
10. cn flagiceiceLi PengMale$1,998,867.63 Dota 2
11. ca flagAui_2000Kurtis LingMale$1,971,548.24 Dota 2
12. cn flagy`Zhang YipingMale$1,962,747.64 Dota 2
13. cn flagFaith_bianZhang RuidaMale$1,962,687.22 Dota 2
14. cn flagShadowChu ZeyuMale$1,955,458.82 Dota 2
15. cn flagbLinkZhou YangMale$1,955,318.02 Dota 2
16. cn flagxiao8Ning ZhangMale$1,824,534.96 Dota 2
17. cn flagHaoZhihao ChenMale$1,761,647.03 Dota 2
18. cn flagFaithHongda ZengMale$1,646,565.73 Dota 2
19. ee flagPuppeyClement IvanovMale$1,638,161.43 Dota 2
20. se flags4Gustav MagnussonMale$1,587,973.48 Dota 2
21. cn flagSuperJunhao XieMale$1,573,722.30 Dota 2
22. dk flagN0tailJohan SundsteinMale$1,459,836.96 Dota 2
23. au flagkpiiDamien ChokMale$1,425,680.77 Dota 2
24. cn flagKaKaZhi HuMale$1,400,382.90 Dota 2
25. il flagFlyTal AizikMale$1,394,708.00 Dota 2
26. dk flagMiSeRyRasmus FillipsenMale$1,393,511.72 Dota 2
27. cn flagMuPan ZhangMale$1,390,711.91 Dota 2
28. se flagZaiLudwig WåhlbergMale$1,386,143.25 Dota 2
29. cn flagBananaWang JiaoMale$1,279,561.56 Dota 2
30. ca flagArteezyArtour BabaevMale$1,228,119.00 Dota 2
31. cn flagSanShengZhaohui WangMale$1,207,649.37 Dota 2
32. ro flagw33Aliwi OmarMale$1,191,478.58 Dota 2
33. ua flagResolut1onRoman FominokMale$1,145,613.00 Dota 2
34. cn flagFenrirChao LuMale$1,135,954.79 Dota 2
35. sg flagiceiceiceDaryl Pei Xiang KohMale$1,130,003.56 Dota 2
36. cn flagMMY!Zengrong LeiMale$1,112,556.41 Dota 2
37. cn flagMoogyXu HanMale$1,110,137.00 Dota 2
38. cn flagScccSong ChunMale$1,094,957.00 Dota 2
39. fi flagJerAxJesse VainikkaMale$1,007,747.00 Dota 2
40. cn flagSylarJiajun LiuMale$998,867.78 Dota 2
41. dk flagCr1t-Andreas Franck NielsenMale$973,983.00 Dota 2
42. ua flagLilIlya IlyukMale$844,444.00 Dota 2
43. ca flagEternalEnVyJacky MaoMale$838,807.00 Dota 2
44. se flagpieliedieJohan ÅströmMale$737,534.00 Dota 2
45. ua flagDendiDanil IshutinMale$732,549.40 Dota 2
46. pl flagNeoFilip KubskiMale$668,895.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
47. pl flagTaZWiktor WojtasMale$665,295.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
48. ru flagSoloAlexei BerezinMale$594,128.00 Dota 2
49. dk flagXyp9xAndreas HøjslethMale$584,781.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
50. dk flagdupreehPeter 'dupreeh' RothmannMale$580,772.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
51. br flagFalleNGabriel ToledoMale$580,474.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
52. ua flagNo[o]neVladimir MinenkoMale$578,449.00 Dota 2
53. br flagferFernando AlvarengaMale$577,917.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
54. my flagOhaiyoKhoo Chong XinMale$574,561.00 Dota 2
55. pl flagPashaBicepsJaroslaw JarząbkowskiMale$565,534.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
56. ru flag9pashaPavel KhvastunovMale$565,406.00 Dota 2
57. br flagcoldzeraMarcelo DavidMale$561,208.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
58. ru flagRamzes666Roman KushnarevMale$558,942.00 Dota 2
59. br flagTacoEpitácio de MeloMale$558,131.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
60. dk flagdev1ceNicolai ReedtzMale$547,870.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
61. fr flagNBKNathan SchmittMale$529,429.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
62. se flagf0restPatrik LindbergMale$520,077.57 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
63. pl flagbyaliPawel BielińskiMale$515,437.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
64. ph flagDJDjardel Jicko MampustiMale$512,065.00 Dota 2
65. pl flagSnaxJanusz PogorzelskiMale$511,776.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
66. dk flagKjaerbyeMarkus KjaerbyeMale$462,567.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
67. fr flagapEXDan MadesclaireMale$451,929.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
68. fr flagkennySKenny SchrubMale$448,891.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
69. ua flagZeusDanylo TeslenkoMale$439,077.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
70. fr flagHappyVincent Cervoni SchopenhauerMale$434,631.28 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
71. se flagGet_RiGhTChristopher AlesundMale$432,904.82 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
72. dk flaggla1veLukas RossanderMale$417,596.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
73. br flagfnxLincoln LauMale$411,552.32 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
74. se flagKrimzFreddy Johansson Male$399,506.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
75. se flagflushaRobin RönnquistMale$395,802.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
76. se flagJWJesper WecksellMale$379,141.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
77. se flagXiztRichard LandstromMale$374,770.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
78. cn flagCTYChen TianyuMale$371,055.00 Dota 2
79. dk flagKarriganFinn AndersenMale$364,863.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
80. se flagolofmeisterOlof Kajbjer GustafssonMale$363,411.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
81. ua flagEdwardIoann Sukhariev Male$360,139.29 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
82. fr flagShoxRichard PapillonMale$352,786.80 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
83. se flagfribergAdam FribergMale$352,323.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
84. cn flagClearloveMing KaiMale$347,768.06 League of Legends
85. cn flagold chickenWang ZhiyongMale$344,955.00 Dota 2
86. ua flagflamieEgor VasilyevMale$343,879.23 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
87. kr flagImpactJung Eon-YeongMale$304,688.00 League of Legends
88. ua flagSeizedDenis KostinMale$295,806.83 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
89. gb flagGorillaSpencer EalingMale$278,054.00 FIFA
90. sk flagGuardiaNLadislav KovacsMale$269,023.63 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
91. kr flagPigletChae Gwang-jinMale$264,929.00 League of Legends
92. br flagfelpsJoao VasconcellosMale$229,881.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
93. ca flagStanislawPeter JarguzMale$227,637.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
94. se flagDennisDennis 'Dennis' Edman Male$225,627.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
95. us flagTarikTarik CelikMale$218,189.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
96. us flagRUSHWill WierzbaMale$216,979.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
97. fr flagSIXERChristophe XiaMale$215,457.12 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
98. us flagn0thingJordan GilbertMale$214,754.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
99. fi flagalluAleksi JalliMale$214,100.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
100. br flagboltzRicardo PrassMale$213,313.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
101. es flagmixwellOscar CañellasMale$212,084.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
102. es flagMithyAlfonso Aguirre RodriguezMale$192,062.21 League of Legends
103. no flagrainHåvard NygaardMale$191,788.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
104. fr flagbodyyAlexandre PianaroMale$191,642.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
105. fr flagRpkCédric GuipouyMale$188,506.02 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
106. ba flagNiKoNikola KovačMale$187,575.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
107. be flagScreaMAdil BenrlitomMale$186,473.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
108. cn flagMeikoTian YeMale$184,524.23 League of Legends
109. us flagSkadoodleTyler LathamMale$180,313.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
110. dk flagMagiskEmil ReifMale$176,081.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
111. fr flagRocKyChevry CorentinMale$174,750.00 FIFA
112. ca flagshroudMike GrzesiekMale$172,981.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
113. us flagnitr0Nicholas CannellaMale$172,564.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
114. ca flagScarlettSasha HostynFemale$171,255.83 StarCraft II
115. ua flagMarkeloffYegor MarkelovMale$167,892.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
116. dk flagZvenJesper SvenningsenMale$167,350.00 League of Legends
117. us flagEligeJonathan JablonowskiMale$163,669.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
118. de flaggob bFatih DayikMale$154,118.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
119. us flagjdm64Joshua MarzanoMale$151,656.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
120. cn flagMoKe LiuMale$151,468.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
121. us flagStewie2k Jake YipMale$150,290.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
122. cn flagDDHui WuMale$142,631.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
123. no flagRubinoRuben Villarroel BrødreskiftMale$141,743.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
124. dk flagBjergsenSøren BjergMale$140,811.30 League of Legends
125. ua flags1mpleOleksandr KostylevMale$138,057.05 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
126. ru flagSonneikoAkbar ButaevMale$137,777.98 Dota 2
127. se flagMODDIIAndreas FridhMale$137,029.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
128. ca flagWildturtleJason TranMale$132,082.80 League of Legends
129. us flagSneakyZachary ScuderiMale$128,307.00 League of Legends
130. hr flagPerkzLuka PerkovićMale$127,194.58 League of Legends
131. cn flagsomebodyHaowen XuMale$126,149.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
132. kr flagTrickKim Kang-yunMale$125,081.85 League of Legends
133. us flagautimaticTimothy Ta Male$122,855.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
134. ph flagAbedAbed Azel YusopMale$118,719.00 Dota 2
135. nl flagchrisJChris de Jong Male$115,182.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
136. kr flagExpectKi Dae-HanMale$114,072.00 League of Legends
137. cn flagMouseChen Yu-HaoMale$113,823.84 League of Legends
138. ua flagGeneralVictor NigriniMale$111,352.85 Dota 2
139. de flagdenisDenis denis HowellMale$109,239.48 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
140. br flagsteelLucas LopesMale$107,299.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
141. us flagseangaresSean GaresMale$106,207.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
142. de flagnexJohannes MagetMale$98,111.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
143. us flagDoubleliftPeter PengMale$93,815.43 League of Legends
144. cn flagScoutLee Ye-chanMale$88,982.56 League of Legends
145. dk flagSvenskerenDennis JohnsenMale$88,055.33 League of Legends
146. gb flagShellzShaun SpringetteMale$86,000.00 FIFA
147. br flagHEN1Henrique TelesMale$85,018.32 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
148. cz flagoskarTomas StastnyMale$84,946.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
149. se flagPajkattPer Anders Olsson LilleMale$84,300.37 Dota 2
150. ua flagB1ad3Andrey GorodenskiyMale$84,164.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
151. br flagLUCAS1Lucas TelesMale$84,018.32 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
152. de flagtabseNJohannes WodarzMale$82,448.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
153. kr flagSsumdayKim Chan-hoMale$81,875.00 League of Legends
154. sk flagStykoMartin StykMale$81,434.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
155. dk flagSnappiMarco PfeifferMale$80,991.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
156. kr flagFlameLee Ho-JongMale$79,362.85 League of Legends
157. us flagFugLyJacob MedinaMale$71,178.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
158. pt flagfoxRicardo PachecoMale$71,095.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
159. ca flagtwistzzRussel Van DulkenMale$69,626.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
160. ru flagWorldEditGeorgi YaskinMale$68,967.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
161. br flagkNgVito GiuseppeMale$66,919.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
162. kr flagReignoverKim Ui-jinMale$66,673.00 League of Legends
163. us flagHauntzerKevin YarnellMale$66,145.00 League of Legends
164. us flagShahZaMShahzeeb KhanMale$64,627.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
165. ca flagDapsDamian SteeleMale$63,496.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
166. fi flagsuNnyMikka KemppiMale$60,710.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
167. de flagTimoXTimo SiepMale$59,928.00 FIFA
168. cn flagBiofrostVincent WangMale$58,169.16 League of Legends
169. no flagjkaemJoakim MyrbostadMale$57,601.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
170. se flagdrakenWilliam SundinMale$57,117.61 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
171. es flagloWelChristian GarciaMale$56,766.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
172. se flagLekr0Jonas OlofssonMale$55,644.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
173. ua flagaMiracleVladislav ScherbynaMale$55,072.78 League of Legends
174. dk flagJensenNicolaj JensenMale$54,306.00 League of Legends
175. se flagREZFredrik Sterner Male$53,896.93 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
176. dk flagnikoNikolaj KristensenMale$53,116.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
177. fi flagwaylanderJan RahkonenMale$52,358.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
178. us flagSicKHunter MimsMale$52,250.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
179. ca flagSmoothieAndy TaMale$50,676.00 League of Legends
180. br flagSHOOWTiMEGustavo GonçalvesMale$49,964.82 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
181. br flagbitBruno LimaMale$49,657.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
182. ee flagHSKevin TarnMale$48,356.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
183. dk flagJUGiJakob HansenMale$44,315.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
184. de flagCihanCihan YasarlarMale$44,277.00 FIFA
185. id flagBnTeTHansel FerdinandMale$43,361.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
186. se flagChipshajenSebastian WidlundMale$40,554.03 Overwatch
187. fi flagTaimouTimo KettunenMale$39,312.16 Overwatch
188. dk flages3tagPatrick HansenMale$38,724.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
189. dk flagAcilionAsger LarsenMale$38,606.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
190. se flagcoccoChristian JonssonMale$38,120.70 Overwatch
191. es flagHarryHookJonathan Tejedor RuaMale$38,120.70 Overwatch
192. ru flagElectronicDenis SharipovMale$37,425.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
193. il flag33Neta ShapiraMale$34,555.00 Dota 2
194. se flagTviQKevin LindstromMale$31,649.72 Overwatch
195. se flagZebbosaiSebastian Olsson Male$31,500.50 Overwatch
196. se flagGoldenMaikil SelimMale$31,325.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
197. fr flagAmaNEkFrançois DelauneyMale$31,314.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
198. us flagPobelterEugene Park Male$31,200.00 League of Legends
199. de flagPowerOfEvilTristan SchrageMale$30,681.72 League of Legends
200. se flagReinforceJonathan LarssonMale$27,473.59 Overwatch
201. fr flagdevoduvekDavid DobrosavljevicMale$27,365.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
202. se flagNevixAndreas KarlssonMale$26,588.68 Overwatch
203. fr flagxmsAlexandre ForteMale$26,304.92 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
204. us flagBrehzeVincent CayonteMale$25,615.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
205. se flagrybRuben LjungdahlMale$25,596.01 Overwatch
206. th flagMickiePongphop RattanasangchodMale$25,378.54 Overwatch
207. ee flagropzRobin KoolMale$24,468.70 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
208. us flagPotterChristine ChiFemale$22,845.25 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
209. se flagJumpyJimmy BerndtssonMale$22,398.85 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
210. cn flagZetHae Sung-minMale$21,876.23 League of Legends
211. ca flagLODBenjamin deMunckMale$21,209.00 League of Legends
212. se flagzAAzZainab Turkie Female$20,939.62 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
213. ca flagmissharvey Stephanie Harvey Female$20,555.25 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
214. cn flaghymXu ZhiMale$19,481.00 Dota 2
215. fr flagHans SamaSteven LivMale$19,339.00 League of Legends
216. se flagJulianoJulia KiranFemale$18,069.62 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
217. us flagAliAlice LewFemale$18,000.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
218. us flagbudsCasey McIlwaineMale$17,731.00 Overwatch
219. us flagHafuRumay Wang Female$16,866.67
220. br flagyeLGustavo KnittelMale$16,592.17 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
221. us flagAdrianAdrian MaMale$16,416.00 League of Legends
222. us flagCC&CQuinn CallahanMale$16,365.00 Dota 2
223. fr flagElkYBertrand GrospellierMale$16,255.00
224. ca flagAltecJohnny RuMale$16,166.00 League of Legends
225. pl flagniQSebastian RobakMale$15,818.25 League of Legends
226. ca flagSurefourLane RobertsMale$15,725.00 Overwatch
227. us flagAdamAdam EckelMale$15,725.00 Overwatch
228. br flagdestinyyLucas BulloMale$15,192.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
229. cn flagEloiseTang HaiyunFemale$14,872.72
230. us flagHypedGeorge Maganzini Male$14,507.00 Overwatch
231. ru flagVilgaKsenia KlyuenkovaFemale$14,505.54 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
232. br flagPKLVinícios CoelhoMale$14,172.71 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
233. us flagbENITABenita NovshadianFemale$13,789.36 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
234. kr flagMickeySon Young-min Male$13,737.00 League of Legends
235. gb flagAlphariBarney MorrisMale$13,437.27 League of Legends
236. kr flagOllehKim Joo-SungMale$13,400.52 League of Legends
237. us flagGoldenglueGreyson GilmerMale$13,126.00 League of Legends
238. br flagZqkCaio FonsecaMale$13,069.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
239. kr flagIgNarLee Dong-geunMale$11,986.55 League of Legends
240. us flagJsoJennifer SoFemale$11,800.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
241. dk flagAnJAllan JensenMale$11,775.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
242. us flagGodsDaniel GraeserMale$11,585.86 Overwatch
243. gb flagMaxloreNubar SarafianMale$11,524.40 League of Legends
244. es flagiReneIrene SanchezFemale$11,391.46 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
245. be flagNisqyYasin DincerMale$11,024.53 League of Legends
246. br flagshzBruno MartinelliMale$10,961.54 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
247. us flagVonethilOliver LagerMale$10,945.00 Overwatch
248. dk flagBiverMalthe WintherMale$10,723.27 Dota 2
249. kr flagKeaneLae-Young JangMale$10,298.00 League of Legends
250. us flagCoolmatt69Matt IorioMale$10,292.00 Overwatch
251. us flagStoopFaraaz WarisMale$10,103.00 Overwatch
252. us flagCustaScott Kennedy Male$10,002.00 Overwatch
253. us flagAythenAthen ZhuMale$9,201.19 Overwatch
254. us flagGrimRealityChristopher SchaeferMale$9,149.29 Overwatch
255. ca flagAgilitiesBrady GirardiMale$9,114.29 Overwatch
256. us flagBigTerry ChuongMale$8,466.00 League of Legends
257. mx flagNomyDavid RamirezMale$8,201.19 Overwatch
258. ca flagRoolfRandal StarkMale$7,730.91 Overwatch
259. ca flagVerboStefano DisalvoMale$7,660.13 Overwatch
260. us flagSeraphShin Wu-YeongMale$7,450.00 League of Legends
261. kr flagliraNam Tae-yooMale$7,361.22 League of Legends
262. ru flagSkashArthur YermolaevMale$7,295.97 League of Legends
263. bg flagCeRqCvetelin DimitrovMale$6,881.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
264. cn flagCody SunLi Yu SunMale$6,396.59 League of Legends
265. us flagLourloSamson JacksonMale$6,191.00 League of Legends
266. id flagxccurateKevin SusantoMale$6,182.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
267. us flagartStarCarolynn NoquezFemale$6,065.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
268. us flagDardochJoshua HartnettMale$5,909.09 League of Legends
269. us flagApolloApollo PriceMale$5,886.67 League of Legends
270. us flagMattMatt ElentoMale$5,833.00 League of Legends
271. ca flagCAthCatherine LerouxFemale$5,729.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
272. se flagMendokusaiiLucas HakanssonMale$5,643.16 Overwatch
273. us flagEmuhleetEmmalee GarridoFemale$5,393.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
274. ca flagrainAmanda SmithFemale$5,293.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
275. ca flagGooseBreederMounira DobieFemale$4,949.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
276. us flagContractzJuan Garcia Male$4,916.00 League of Legends
277. se flagZvenESimon SvenssonMale$4,648.78 League of Legends
278. se flagMineralVytis LasaitisMale$4,186.02 Overwatch
279. us flagJakeJake LyonMale$3,491.67 Overwatch
280. se flagMannetenTim BylundMale$3,117.76 Overwatch
281. br flagHorvyJoão HorvathMale$2,977.00 Counter Strike: Global Offensive
282. us flagVollMatthew WallaceMale$2,789.17 Overwatch
283. us flagrob420Robert GarciaMale$2,741.67 Overwatch
284. us flagSuperMatthew DelisiMale$2,741.67 Overwatch
285. ca flagtrainRasheeq RahmanMale$2,741.67 Overwatch
286. us flagAvastConnor PrinceMale$2,728.34 Overwatch
287. us flagHakuhoNicholas SurgentMale$2,687.50 League of Legends
288. ru flagGumbeqRuslan PozdniakovMale$1,724.25 League of Legends
289. dk flagKongenLasse BækkelundMale$1,315.00 FIFA
290. kr flagPireanChoi Jun-sikMale$100.00 League of Legends
291. 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.