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Kuro Takhasomi

Player Name

1

World Ranking

Country

$ 4,201,426.95

Total Earnings

97

Tournaments

Player Description:

Kuro ‘KuroKy’ Takhasomi is a Dota 2 gamer from Berlin, Germany. He is currently the captain of Team Liquid who comes up with the new in-game strategies. The top esports player in the world, Kuroky provides the support for his unit with his favourite heroes Rubick, Visage and Io.


Amer Al-Barkawi

Player Name

2

World Ranking

Country

$ 3,765,837.28

Total Earnings

49

Tournaments

Player Description:

Amer ‘Miracle’ Al-Barkawi is a pro gamer competing for Team Liquid’s Dota 2 roster. His responsibility towards his squad is the mid-laner position but he has the skills to carry in-game. Miracle was the first dota player to reach 9000 MMR and awarded by Esports Industry Awards 2017, the PC Player of the year.


Johan Sundstein

Player Name

3

World Ranking

Country

$ 3,765,555.59

Total Earnings

107

Tournaments

Player Description:

Johan ‘N0tail’ Sundstein is a dedicated Dota 2 gamer, formerly known as 'Bigdaddy' who hails from Copenhagen. He is the Team OG captain, leading his team while taking on the role of solo middle with heroes like Juggernaut and his most famous Meepo game plays. A dream come true for Johan and his team was winning The International 8, the biggest esports event that made Notail a top favourite dota player.


Ivan Ivanov

Player Name

4

World Ranking

Country

$ 3,556,911.76

Total Earnings

59

Tournaments

Player Description:

Ivan ‘MinD_ContRoL’ Ivanov is a professional gamer from Bulgaria, playing for Team Liquid. He plays his best in the offlaner position with Dota 2 heroes like Dark Seer, Nature’s Prophet and Beastmaster. Although there is much pressure in tournaments, MinD_ContRoL all smiles before and after esports events.


Lasse Urpalainen

Player Name

5

World Ranking

Country

$ 3,540,616.04

Total Earnings

61

Tournaments

Player Description:

Lasse ‘MATUMBAMAN’ Urpalainen is a Finnish professional player competing for Chaos Esports Club. He has the skills to handle the carry or the solo middle roles, performing his best with signature heroes Lone Druid, Lycan and Broodmother. Matumbaman has a positive attitude joking around with friends, an amusing personality on the world stage as well as in interviews.


Sumail Hassan

Player Name

6

World Ranking

Country

$ 3,347,914.94

Total Earnings

62

Tournaments

Player Description:

Sumail Hassan is a Pakistani pro gamer who forms part of the Evil Genuises Dota 2 roster. His skills as a solo middle has seen impeecable moves with his favoruite signature heroes Strom Spirit, Ember Spirit and Puck. A great accomplishment for SumaiL was winning TI5 with a prize of over an amazing $6 million for EG. This record made Hassan the youngest player in esports to earn a million in prize money.


Maroun Merhej

Player Name

8

World Ranking

Country

$ 3,159,844.84

Total Earnings

36

Tournaments

Player Description:

Maroun ‘GH’ Merhej is a Lebanese top Dota 2 player currently competing for Team Liquid. He takes on the support role in the game, trying to ban his favourite heroes would be a mistake as he has a wide hero pool. In his latest tournaments, he has played his signature Dota heroes Io, Keeper of the Light and Earthshaker. The greatest achievement for GH was fulfilling his dream of winning The International 5 with Team Liquid beating Newbee in the Grand Final 3-0, scooping the highest prize pool of a mind-blowing $10.8 million.


Saahil Arora

Player Name

9

World Ranking

Country

$ 3,038,737.67

Total Earnings

89

Tournaments

Player Description:

Saahil Arora is a 29-year-old American gamer known as UNiVeRse who hails from Wisconsin. Having been in the esports scene for a couple of years, he is a respected Dota 2 offlaner that plays his best with dota heroes like Faceless Void, Earthshaker and Dark Seer. The most successful event for UNiVeRse was when he and EG competed at The International 5 winning a massive prize of $6.6 million. For his excellent performance, RedBull named Saahil as the MVP of the Tournament for his high-level offlane gameplay with heroes Clockwerk and Earthshaker.


Peter Dager

Player Name

10

World Ranking

Country

$ 2,981,167.36

Total Earnings

82

Tournaments

Player Description:

Peter ‘ppd’ Dager is a 27-year-old cyber athlete that hails from Fort Wayne, Indiana. In the esports world, he is known by his gaming nickname ‘ppd’ actively playing for Ninjas in Pyjamas. Dager is the captain of the Ninjas in Pyjamas Dota 2 team, calling the shots and assisting his dota 2 team as support, playing his best with Treant Protector, Crystal Maiden and Vengeful Spirit. A great success for ppd was at The International 2015 competing for Evil Geniuses at the time. The top dota team reached the grand finals against CDEC to win the match with an unbeatable record 3-1, taking home a staggering $6.6 million cash prize.


Clinton Loomis

Player Name

12

World Ranking

Country

$ 2,530,060.84

Total Earnings

78

Tournaments

Player Description:

Clinton ‘Fear’ Loomis is an American professional esports player competing for J.Storm. He has been playing Dota 2 since 2006 that made Fear one of the best among North American cyber athletes. Clinton’s versatility in playing every position competitively makes Fear a good fit for any dota team. The biggest accomplishment for Fear was at TI5 when EG rook the Dota 2 Championships title beating CDEC to claim their winning cash prize of $6.6 million.


Gustav Magnusson

Player Name

16

World Ranking

Country

$ 2,260,343.71

Total Earnings

114

Tournaments

Player Description:

Gustav ‘s4’ Magnusson is a Swedish pro gamer who plays for Evil Geniuses. He plays his best as an offlaner or solo middle position with Dota 2 heroes Batrider and Puck. On top of this, his dota fans gave him the nickname ‘Son of Magnus’ for his superb gameplays of the hero Magnus. His latest success was at The International 8 finishing in third place to win his highest cash prize yet of $2.6 million together with his team EG.


Clement Ivanov

Player Name

19

World Ranking

Country

$ 2,239,245.83

Total Earnings

110

Tournaments

Player Description:

Clement ‘Puppey’ Ivanov is a 29-year-old Estonian Dota 2 player who is captain and support for Team Secret. Clement is very fluent in English which gave him the advantage to be a part of the best European Dota 2 squads. His latest success was at TI8 with Secret, claiming the highest prize of $1.1 million. In his career so far, Puppey holds the record of reaching the finals of 4 Majors and 3 International events.


Zhang Yiping

Player Name

20

World Ranking

Country

$ 2,033,175.56

Total Earnings

37

Tournaments

Player Description:

Zhang ‘Y’ Yiping is a top Chinese Dota 2 player, also known as Y’ innocence who currently plays for EHOME. His quick thinking of his best gameplays have helped to support and lead the squad in matches with dota heroes like Bounty Hunter, Io, and Oracle. The notable accomplishment in his pro gaming career has to be winning The International 2016 playing for Wings Gaming, the unit claim $9.1 million cash prize, the highest reward yet.


Zhang Ruida

Player Name

21

World Ranking

Country

$ 2,011,615.14

Total Earnings

32

Tournaments

Player Description:

Zhang ‘Faith_Bian’ Ruida is a talented dota 2 player from China. He trains with his team EHOME as the offlaner, playing his best signature gameplays with Beastmaster, Batrider and Clockwerk. Faith_bian is capable of predicting the opponent’s movement and creating space to push his hero to the limit to help lead his team, EHOME. The highest winnings achieved by Faith_bian was competing for Wings Gaming at the prestigious dota 2 tournament, The International 2016. Upon reaching the finals, the Wing players defeated Digital Chaos an unbeatable score of 3-1, claiming the first prize of a spectacular $9.1 million.


Li Peng

Player Name

18

World Ranking

Country

$ 1,998,972.63

Total Earnings

22

Tournaments

Player Description:

Li "iceice" Peng is a Chinese Dota 2 player who is currently playing for Sun Gaming. Peng was encouraged by xiao8 to pursue a career in professional gaming with his first team, Big God. Since then he has made a name for himself with the unpredictable tactics while playing the support role with his signature heroes, Dazzle, Witch Doctor and Rubick. Iceice’s great achievement was with Wings Gaming, winning The International 2016 to claim their well-deserved cash reward of a staggering $9.1 million.


Kurtis Ling

Player Name

23

World Ranking

Country

$ 1,973,978.04

Total Earnings

66

Tournaments

Player Description:

Kurtis ‘Aui_2000’ Ling is a Canadian Dota 2 coach and was a top esports player from Canada. His last competitive tournament was the GESC: Thailand Dota 2 minor – North American Qualifier playing for Digital Chaos as the time. Ling’s gaming experience has made him more knowledgeable of dota 2 to help the squad win tournaments by taking on as coach of Forward Gaming.


Chu Zeyu

Player Name

24

World Ranking

Country

$ 1,972,758.12

Total Earnings

26

Tournaments

Player Description:

Chu 'Shadow' Zeyu is a top Dota 2 player currently competing for Team, Serenity. Shadow is the most curious player of the group, playing the carry role aggressively and with versatile champions like Drow Ranger, Juggernaut and Morphling. The most rewarding for Shadow was competing for Wings Gaming at The International 2016, winning the Finals Digital Chaos for a prize of a whopping $ 9 million.


Zhou Yang

Player Name

25

World Ranking

Country

$ 1,955,423.02

Total Earnings

21

Tournaments

Player Description:

Zhou ‘Blink’ Yang was a dedicated Dota 2 player who is now retired. He is well-known competing for Wings and his last squad, Sun Gaming, playing the solo middle position with top signature heroes Shadow Fiend, Invoker and Tinbersaw. Yang's great achievement of his gaming career was while playing for Wings Gaming, winning TI 6 Dota 2 Championship, defeating Chaos to claim a cash prize of sensational $9.1 million.


Ning Zhang

Player Name

28

World Ranking

Country

$ 1,837,533.95

Total Earnings

55

Tournaments

Player Description:

Zhang ‘xiao8’ Ning was a talented Dota 2 gamer famous for playing for Newbee and LGD Gaming. His great achievement for Xiao8 as a pro player was with Newbee winning The International 4 taking home a jaw-dropping prize of $5 million. At present, Ning is now the coach of EHOME,sharing his expertise and insights with the team. So far, the best accomplishment for Xiao8 as coach has to be at The Bucharest Minor, when EHOME won over Gambit 3-1.


Zhihao Chen

Player Name

17

World Ranking

Country

$ 1,761,647.03

Total Earnings

59

Tournaments

Player Description:


Hongda Zeng

Player Name

19

World Ranking

Country

$ 1,714,613.81

Total Earnings

92

Tournaments

Player Description:


Jacky Mao

Player Name

54

World Ranking

Country

$ 838,807.00

Total Earnings

75

Tournaments

Player Description:


Johan Åström

Player Name

64

World Ranking

Country

$ 737,534.00

Total Earnings

60

Tournaments

Player Description:


Gabriel Toledo

Player Name

81

World Ranking

Country

$ 580,474.00

Total Earnings

66

Tournaments

Player Description:


Vladimir Minenko

Player Name

91

World Ranking

Country

$ 578,449.00

Total Earnings

46

Tournaments

Player Description:


Fernando Alvarenga

Player Name

83

World Ranking

Country

$ 577,917.00

Total Earnings

56

Tournaments

Player Description:


Khoo Chong Xin

Player Name

99

World Ranking

Country

$ 574,561.00

Total Earnings

59

Tournaments

Player Description:


Du Peng

Player Name

104

World Ranking

Country

$ 574,417.00

Total Earnings

15

Tournaments

Player Description:


Jaroslaw Jarząbkowski

Player Name

95

World Ranking

Country

$ 565,534.00

Total Earnings

142

Tournaments

Player Description:


Pavel Khvastunov

Player Name

97

World Ranking

Country

$ 565,406.00

Total Earnings

41

Tournaments

Player Description:


Marcelo David

Player Name

86

World Ranking

Country

$ 561,208.00

Total Earnings

49

Tournaments

Player Description:


Roman Kushnarev

Player Name

99

World Ranking

Country

$ 558,942.00

Total Earnings

49

Tournaments

Player Description:


Epitácio de Melo

Player Name

87

World Ranking

Country

$ 558,131.00

Total Earnings

47

Tournaments

Player Description:


Kang Sun-gu

Player Name

109

World Ranking

Country

$ 554,163.00

Total Earnings

12

Tournaments

Player Description:


Nicolai Reedtz

Player Name

106

World Ranking

Country

$ 547,870.00

Total Earnings

90

Tournaments

Player Description:


Nathan Schmitt

Player Name

95

World Ranking

Country

$ 529,429.00

Total Earnings

129

Tournaments

Player Description:


Patrik Lindberg

Player Name

78

World Ranking

Country

$ 520,077.57

Total Earnings

190

Tournaments

Player Description:


Pawel Bieliński

Player Name

110

World Ranking

Country

$ 515,437.00

Total Earnings

98

Tournaments

Player Description:


Djardel Jicko Mampusti

Player Name

115

World Ranking

Country

$ 512,065.00

Total Earnings

40

Tournaments

Player Description:


Janusz Pogorzelski

Player Name

112

World Ranking

Country

$ 511,776.00

Total Earnings

93

Tournaments

Player Description:


Markus Kjaerbye

Player Name

136

World Ranking

Country

$ 467,167.00

Total Earnings

74

Tournaments

Player Description:


Dan Madesclaire

Player Name

118

World Ranking

Country

$ 451,929.00

Total Earnings

115

Tournaments

Player Description:


Wang Chunyu

Player Name

146

World Ranking

Country

$ 451,572.00

Total Earnings

21

Tournaments

Player Description:


Kenny Schrub

Player Name

121

World Ranking

Country

$ 448,891.00

Total Earnings

103

Tournaments

Player Description:


Danylo Teslenko

Player Name

127

World Ranking

Country

$ 439,077.00

Total Earnings

141

Tournaments

Player Description:


Vincent Cervoni Schopenhauer

Player Name

106

World Ranking

Country

$ 434,631.28

Total Earnings

95

Tournaments

Player Description:


Christopher Alesund

Player Name

110

World Ranking

Country

$ 432,904.82

Total Earnings

175

Tournaments

Player Description:


Lukas Rossander

Player Name

150

World Ranking

Country

$ 417,596.00

Total Earnings

77

Tournaments

Player Description:


Lincoln Lau

Player Name

112

World Ranking

Country

$ 411,552.32

Total Earnings

52

Tournaments

Player Description:


Freddy Johansson

Player Name

157

World Ranking

Country

$ 399,506.00

Total Earnings

89

Tournaments

Player Description:


Robin Rönnquist

Player Name

111

World Ranking

Country

$ 395,802.00

Total Earnings

109

Tournaments

Player Description:


Jesper Wecksell

Player Name

120

World Ranking

Country

$ 379,141.00

Total Earnings

99

Tournaments

Player Description:


Richard Landstrom

Player Name

131

World Ranking

Country

$ 374,770.00

Total Earnings

140

Tournaments

Player Description:


Chen Tianyu

Player Name

180

World Ranking

Country

$ 371,055.00

Total Earnings

22

Tournaments

Player Description:


Finn Andersen

Player Name

163

World Ranking

Country

$ 364,863.00

Total Earnings

125

Tournaments

Player Description:


Olof Kajbjer Gustafsson

Player Name

123

World Ranking

Country

$ 363,411.00

Total Earnings

85

Tournaments

Player Description:


Ioann Sukhariev

Player Name

134

World Ranking

Country

$ 360,139.29

Total Earnings

141

Tournaments

Player Description:


Yazied Jaradat

Player Name

190

World Ranking

Country

$ 359,060.00

Total Earnings

28

Tournaments

Player Description:


Richard Papillon

Player Name

166

World Ranking

Country

$ 352,786.80

Total Earnings

130

Tournaments

Player Description:


Adam Friberg

Player Name

188

World Ranking

Country

$ 352,323.00

Total Earnings

115

Tournaments

Player Description:


Ming Kai

Player Name

139

World Ranking

Country

$ 347,768.06

Total Earnings

40

Tournaments

Player Description:


Wang Zhiyong

Player Name

0

World Ranking

Country

$ 344,955.00

Total Earnings

79

Tournaments

Player Description:


Egor Vasilyev

Player Name

215

World Ranking

Country

$ 343,879.23

Total Earnings

64

Tournaments

Player Description:


Marcus Hoelgaard

Player Name

211

World Ranking

Country

$ 325,182.00

Total Earnings

47

Tournaments

Player Description:


Jung Eon-Yeong

Player Name

156

World Ranking

Country

$ 304,688.00

Total Earnings

21

Tournaments

Player Description:


Player Name

215

World Ranking

Country

$ 278,054.00

Total Earnings

10

Tournaments

Player Description:


Dauren Ksytaubayev

Player Name

253

World Ranking

Country

$ 272,649.00

Total Earnings

97

Tournaments

Player Description:


Mikhail Stolyarov

Player Name

254

World Ranking

Country

$ 272,362.00

Total Earnings

109

Tournaments

Player Description:


Ladislav Kovacs

Player Name

197

World Ranking

Country

$ 269,023.63

Total Earnings

91

Tournaments

Player Description:


Chae Gwang-jin

Player Name

226

World Ranking

Country

$ 264,929.00

Total Earnings

18

Tournaments

Player Description:


Zhang Chengjun

Player Name

269

World Ranking

Country

$ 263,544.00

Total Earnings

23

Tournaments

Player Description:


Rustem Telepov

Player Name

292

World Ranking

Country

$ 238,649.00

Total Earnings

45

Tournaments

Player Description:


Joao Vasconcellos

Player Name

258

World Ranking

Country

$ 229,881.00

Total Earnings

40

Tournaments

Player Description:


Peter Jarguz

Player Name

261

World Ranking

Country

$ 227,637.00

Total Earnings

40

Tournaments

Player Description:


Mathias Lauridsen

Player Name

281

World Ranking

Country

$ 225,771.00

Total Earnings

92

Tournaments

Player Description:


Dennis 'Dennis' Edman

Player Name

227

World Ranking

Country

$ 225,627.00

Total Earnings

49

Tournaments

Player Description:


Tarik Celik

Player Name

278

World Ranking

Country

$ 218,189.00

Total Earnings

66

Tournaments

Player Description:


Will Wierzba

Player Name

282

World Ranking

Country

$ 216,979.00

Total Earnings

51

Tournaments

Player Description:


Christophe Xia

Player Name

253

World Ranking

Country

$ 215,457.12

Total Earnings

47

Tournaments

Player Description:


Jordan Gilbert

Player Name

242

World Ranking

Country

$ 214,754.00

Total Earnings

88

Tournaments

Player Description:


Aleksi Jalli

Player Name

333

World Ranking

Country

$ 214,100.00

Total Earnings

92

Tournaments

Player Description:


Ricardo Prass

Player Name

314

World Ranking

Country

$ 213,313.00

Total Earnings

59

Tournaments

Player Description:


Oscar Cañellas

Player Name

336

World Ranking

Country

$ 212,084.00

Total Earnings

58

Tournaments

Player Description:


Philip Aistrup

Player Name

370

World Ranking

Country

$ 200,088.00

Total Earnings

78

Tournaments

Player Description:


Abay Khassenov

Player Name

370

World Ranking

Country

$ 195,566.00

Total Earnings

27

Tournaments

Player Description:


Alfonso Aguirre Rodriguez

Player Name

298

World Ranking

Country

$ 192,062.21

Total Earnings

37

Tournaments

Player Description:


Håvard Nygaard

Player Name

321

World Ranking

Country

$ 191,788.00

Total Earnings

52

Tournaments

Player Description:


Alexandre Pianaro

Player Name

318

World Ranking

Country

$ 191,642.00

Total Earnings

39

Tournaments

Player Description:


Zhou Haiyang

Player Name

392

World Ranking

Country

$ 191,360.00

Total Earnings

24

Tournaments

Player Description:


Cédric Guipouy

Player Name

292

World Ranking

Country

$ 188,506.02

Total Earnings

90

Tournaments

Player Description:


Nikola Kovač

Player Name

328

World Ranking

Country

$ 187,575.00

Total Earnings

52

Tournaments

Player Description:


Adil Benrlitom

Player Name

297

World Ranking

Country

$ 186,473.00

Total Earnings

92

Tournaments

Player Description:


Tian Ye

Player Name

276

World Ranking

Country

$ 184,524.23

Total Earnings

12

Tournaments

Player Description:


Tyler Latham

Player Name

281

World Ranking

Country

$ 180,313.00

Total Earnings

59

Tournaments

Player Description:


Emil Reif

Player Name

407

World Ranking

Country

$ 176,081.00

Total Earnings

43

Tournaments

Player Description:


Chevry Corentin

Player Name

361

World Ranking

Country

$ 174,750.00

Total Earnings

4

Tournaments

Player Description:


Mike Grzesiek

Player Name

292

World Ranking

Country

$ 172,981.00

Total Earnings

55

Tournaments

Player Description:


Nicholas Cannella

Player Name

360

World Ranking

Country

$ 172,564.00

Total Earnings

60

Tournaments

Player Description:


Sasha Hostyn

Player Name

293

World Ranking

Country

$ 171,255.83

Total Earnings

157

Tournaments

Player Description:


Yegor Markelov

Player Name

424

World Ranking

Country

$ 167,892.00

Total Earnings

115

Tournaments

Player Description:


Jesper Svenningsen

Player Name

345

World Ranking

Country

$ 167,350.00

Total Earnings

23

Tournaments

Player Description:


Christine Chi

Player Name

1786

World Ranking

Country

$ 22,845.25

Total Earnings

15

Tournaments

Player Description:


Zainab Turkie

Player Name

1891

World Ranking

Country

$ 20,939.62

Total Earnings

18

Tournaments

Player Description:


Stephanie Harvey

Player Name

1907

World Ranking

Country

$ 20,555.25

Total Earnings

14

Tournaments

Player Description:


Julia Kiran

Player Name

2090

World Ranking

Country

$ 18,069.62

Total Earnings

17

Tournaments

Player Description:


Alice Lew

Player Name

2111

World Ranking

Country

$ 18,000.00

Total Earnings

10

Tournaments

Player Description:


Rumay Wang

Player Name

2224

World Ranking

Country

$ 16,866.67

Total Earnings

7

Tournaments

Player Description:


Tang Haiyun

Player Name

2436

World Ranking

Country

$ 14,872.72

Total Earnings

14

Tournaments

Player Description:


Ksenia Klyuenkova

Player Name

2463

World Ranking

Country

$ 14,505.54

Total Earnings

14

Tournaments

Player Description:


Benita Novshadian

Player Name

2550

World Ranking

Country

$ 13,789.36

Total Earnings

9

Tournaments

Player Description:


Jennifer So

Player Name

2814

World Ranking

Country

$ 11,800.00

Total Earnings

6

Tournaments

Player Description:


Irene Sanchez

Player Name

2876

World Ranking

Country

$ 11,391.46

Total Earnings

14

Tournaments

Player Description:


Carolynn Noquez

Player Name

0

World Ranking

Country

$ 6,065.00

Total Earnings

8

Tournaments

Player Description:


Catherine Leroux

Player Name

0

World Ranking

Country

$ 5,729.00

Total Earnings

7

Tournaments

Player Description:


Emmalee Garrido

Player Name

0

World Ranking

Country

$ 5,393.00

Total Earnings

9

Tournaments

Player Description:


Amanda Smith

Player Name

0

World Ranking

Country

$ 5,293.00

Total Earnings

8

Tournaments

Player Description:


Mounira Dobie

Player Name

0

World Ranking

Country

$ 4,949.00

Total Earnings

7

Tournaments

Player Description: