eSports: Become a millionaire through gambling
eSports: Become a millionaire through gambling
Though many people find it hard to believe, it really is a fact. Many a gamer earns his entire living playing in all seriousness. eSport is the magic word here. The industry has grown so rapidly in recent years that very high prizes are now being paid out in competitions and tournaments. The most successful players can not only make a living from these enormous sums of money, but have also become multimillionaires. The trend with eSports has now even arrived in the really big arenas, even in Germany.
We introduce you to a number of eSporters who were able to turn their dream into reality and who are now making a fortune playing games.
A millionaire with Dota 2 and co
There is now a list of the 500 best-paid professional eSportsmen. It was created by the “eSport Earnings” team, which took on the official reports and reports on all competitions and tournaments. A German gamer can be found among the 10 best or richest in the world. If you take a closer look at this list, it is particularly noticeable that most of the eSportspeople received the largest sums of money from Dota 2. It then continues with the Valve MOBAs, where the 40 best gamers in the world cashed the most. Many of the professional esports athletes come later. They won the most in League of Legends, WarCraft 3, StarCraft 2, StarCraft – Brood War and Counter Strike – Global Offensive. Here we introduce you to the richest and most successful eSportsmen of our days.
15th to 1st place
The 25-year-old Chinese Lu Yao, who currently plays under the pseudonym Somnus? M in the PSG.LGD team, has made a fortune of almost three million US dollars with Dota 2. His highest single prize money was 817,030 US dollars. So far, he has earned a total of 2,916,865 US dollars through eSport.
At the age of 29, the American Peter Dager (ppd) already has a great career in eSort behind him. He won the International in 2015 and then became the new CEO of the EvilGeniuses team. Three years later he founded his own team in Europe called Ninjas in Pajamas and which he still plays with today. Peter Therefore is also a Dota 2 gamer. His highest single prize pool was $ 1,326,932 and his total eSports earnings are currently $ 3,001,531.
In 13th place follows one of the few players who has taken part in all Dota 2 tournaments sponsored by Valve. Saahil Arora, alia UNiVeRsE is a 31-year-old American whose wealth has grown to a whopping 3,038,938 US dollars through eSports. He also plays in Peter Dager’s Ninjas in Pajama Team and achieved his highest individual prize money of 1,326,932 US dollars.
Under the name of Bugha, the only 18-year-old American Kyle Giersdorf has earned a total of 3,052,800 US dollars in the Sentinels team with eSports, with his highest individual prize money making up the largest part of this sum: namely a fat 3 million US dollars Dollar. He didn’t succeed with Dota 2, but with Fortnite.
A Finn who plays for Team Secret ranks 11th. Lasse Aukusti Urpalainen, alias Matumbaman, is 25 years old and financially completely carefree since winning the biggest Dota 2 tournament. His highest single prize money is 2,172,537 US dollars and he comes to a total income from eSports of 3,557,781 US dollars.
Syed Sumail Hassan, who plays for OG under SumaiL, won the International at the age of sixteen. The now 21-year-old has dual citizenship: American and Pakistani. Dota 2 made him a millionaire too. His highest single prize money so far is 1,326,932 US dollars and a total of 3,590,225 US dollars has been won.
The 25-year-old Lebanese Maroun Merhei is also one of the Dota 2 millionaires. Under GH, he earned his highest individual prize money of 2,172,537 US dollars in the Nigma team and now has a total eSport income of 4,086,426 US dollars.
MinD_ContRoL is the name of the Bulgarian Ivan Borislavov Ivanov. He also plays in Team Nigma and at the age of 25 made it to a single prize money of 2,172,537 US dollars and total income from gaming of 4,483,493 US dollars.
Miracle, aka Amer Al-Barkawi, is 23 years old and won almost every premier tournament with his teams from 2015 to 2017. He has Jordanian and Polish citizenship and won an individual prize money of 2,172,537 US dollars in Team Nigma with Dota 2, which means that his total income has grown to 4,692,419 US dollars.
The 22-year-old German with the little German name Kuro Salehi Takhasomi earned more than five million US dollars with Dota 2. Under the pseudonym KuroKy in Team Nigma, he has so far achieved individual prize money of US $ 2,172,537 and total income from eSports of US $ 5,128,788.
The 22-year-old Finn Topias Taavitsainen won an individual prize money of 3,124,036 US dollars and a total of 5,413,446 US dollars under Topson in Team OG with Dota 2.
Ceb is the nickname of the 28-year-old French man Sébastian Debs. He plays in Team OG and already won a single prize money of 3,124,036 US dollars with Dota 2, which increased his total income to 5,488,233 US dollars.
The 21-year-old Australian Anathan Pham and his OG team are currently in third place. Under Ana he won the highest single prize money of 3,124,036 US dollars with Dota 2 and is currently at a total of 5,999,412 US dollars.
The now 28-year-old Finn JerAx, alias Vainikka, is still in second place, although he is no longer active. He went wild with Dota 2 as the highest single prize money 3,124,036 US dollars and thus came to a total of 6,469,000 US dollars.
The undisputed number 1 is the Danish 27-year-old Johan Sundstein, who plays for the OG team under the pseudonym n0tail. At first he played Heroes oft he Newerth professionally, but then he completely dedicated himself to Dota 2, which has brought him to a single prize money of 3,124,036 US dollars and a total income from eSports of 6,889,592 US dollars .