Top 5 Highest Earning eSports Players

Published 06/06/2020, 1:40 PM EDT


Esports remains one of the most rapidly growing sports sectors worldwide, with an estimated growth to $1.1 billion in global revenue in the year 2020. With an ever-growing market, it has come a long way from being a teenage pastime to a career choice with a promising money yield. To date, OG, the Dota 2 team, remains the highest Esports earning eSports team.

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Let us take a look at the top 5 Esports Earners in 2020

5. Topias Taavitsainen

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  • Net worth: $5.4 million
  • Gaming name: Topson
  • Origin: Finland
  • Game: Dota 2
  • Team: OG

Topias Miikka Taavitsainen has been playing Dota since he was eight and later went on to become the first two-time winner of The International Dota 2 championship in August ’19 as a part of his team OG. “Topson” plays as a Solo Middle in Dota 2 and had the highest average deaths per game (7.28) at The International ’18 and had the highest average kills per game (9.43) at The International ’19.

 

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4. Sébastien Debs

  • Net worth: $5.4 million
  • Gaming name: Ceb
  • Origin: France/Lebanon
  • Game: Dota 2
  • Team: OG

Sébastien Debs is the first and only French player to win The International. Recently he attained 2nd place in the Major ESL One Los Angeles 2020 Online on 19th April ’20. He played as an Offlaner and also served as the coach for Team OG.

 

3. Anathan Pham

  • Net worth: $6 million
  • Gaming name: Ana
  • Origin: Australia
  • Game: Dota 2
  • Team: OG

Anathan Pham is the first Australian to have won a Valve-sponsored event and won the “the core exports Awards 2019” for Best Hard Carry. He popularized Io, The Wisp as a position 1 hero during The International ’19, and finished with a 6-0 record on the hero.

 

2. Jesse Vainikka

  • Net worth: $6.5 million
  • Gaming name: JerAx
  • Origin: Finland
  • Game: Dota 2
  • Team: OG

According to Dotabuff, JerAx has a 75.5% win rate and is the first player to reach 4 consecutive Major finals: the Shanghai and the Manila Majors as a part of Team Liquid, and the Boston and Manila Kiev Majors as a part of Team OG. In January 2020, he announced his retirement.

 

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1. Johan Sundstein

  • Net worth: $6.9 million
  • Gaming name: N0tail
  • Origin: Denmark
  • Game: Dota 2
  • Team: OG

 

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N0tail is currently the captain of Team OG and holds the record for most deaths in a single game at The International in 2017. He is the only Danish player to have won The International, a feat he has achieved twice. Apart from this, he has also won 4 majors, making him the most decorated professional Dota 2 player.

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Samyarup Chowdhury

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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