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Top 10 Highest Earning Esports Players Made a Total of USD $52 Million

by Aiman MaulanaFebruary 24, 2020
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It’s no secret that Esports has seen success in various parts of the world. If you take DotA 2 alone, they’ve already paid out roughly USD $220 million prize money across 1,300+ tournaments thus far. If you’re wondering how much the top 10 highest earning Esports players in the world have made, then look no further.

At just 16 years old, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf made history as he won USD $3 million at the Fortnite World Cup 2019. In comparison, he made more than Wimbledon 2019 winner, Novak Djokovic, and Tiger Woods when winning the Masters tournament. Despite the huge win, he still isn’t even in the top 10 highest earners category.

You can find the latest figures for the highest earning Esports players, highest paying games, and top players in 2019 right below here:

Top 10 Highest Esports Players

  • N0tail (Johan Sundstein) = USD $6,890,591
  • JerAx (Jesse Vainikka) = USD $6,470,000
  • Ana (Anathan Pham) = USD $6,000,411
  • Ceb (Sébastien Debs) = USD $5,489,233
  • Topson (Topias Taavitsainen) = USD $5,414,446
  • KuroKy (Kuro Takhasomi) = USD $5,128,788
  • Miracle- (Amer Al-Barkawi = USD $4,692,418
  • MinD ContRoL (Ivan Ivanov) = USD $4,483,493
  • GH (Maroun Merhej) = USD $4,086,426
  • SumaiL (Sumail Hassan) = USD $3,591,225

Highest Paying Games

  • Dota 2 = USD $221,349,357
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive = USD $92,213,750
  • Fortnite = USD $84,475,824
  • League of Legends = USD $73,427,752
  • Starcraft II = USD $32,307,490

Top 10 Esports Players in 2019

  • JerAx (Jesse Vainikka) = USD $3,163,536
  • Ceb (Sébastien Debs) = USD $3,163,536
  • Topson (Topias Taavitsainen) = USD $3,163,536
  • N0tail (Johan Sundstein) = USD $3,163,536
  • Ana (Anathan Pham) = USD $3,163,536
  • Bugha (Kyle Giersdorf) = USD $3,061,716
  • Psalm (Harrison Chang) = USD $1,819,300
  • Aqua (David Wang) = USD $1,790,036
  • Nyhrox (Emil Bergquist Pedersen) = USD $1,509,516
  • EpikWhale (Shane Cotton) = USD $1,297,366

Given that it’s still a growing industry, we expect the figures to increase significantly as time goes by. Especially when you take into consideration the sheer number of games that are being contested in Esports, the total figure would be much higher. As more new games are being contested and more new gamers join the fold, we might just see the industry jump to a whole new level.

Source: Esportsearnings

Pokdepinion: If I was a competitive gamers, these figures would definitely inspire me to keep getting better. Not everyone is capable of reaching even a fraction of what these people earn, but it can still be worth trying to pursue.

About The Author
Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

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