In 2019, the esports branch got marked by new money records. First of all, we should take a look at the 16-year-old Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf who earned 3 million dollars by winning the Fortnite World Cup tournament. But, despite the considerable prize, Giersdorf was not able to get to the Top-10 of the most successful esportsmen in 2019.
It is food for thought for the parents who put limits on the time their children can spend on video games. It is quite possible that now they are going to reconsider their opinion after they have learned about a new research broadbanchoices.co.uk.
According to the information, the overall sum of different payments to gamers in 19 turned over 700,000,000 dollars.
- Dota 2 - $219,095,635
- Counter Strike: Global Offensive - $87,119,453
- Fortnite - $84,420,164
- League of Legends - $73,091,646
- Starcraft II - $32,137,196
The sum of all the grabs at esports tournaments in 2019 reached $216,364,640. The Top-3 is represented by Fortnite, Dota 2, CS:GO.
Also the reasearsh analyzed 25 esportsmen with the biggest earnings in the world and it was discovered that a typical professional gamer is 24-year-old and he earned 3,6 million dollars of grabs playing such games as Dota 2, Fortnite, League of Legends, CSGO, and Starcraft II.
2019 renewed the Top-10 esportsmen by summed earnings
- N0tail (Johan Sundstein, Dota 2, OG) - $6,890,591
- JerAx (Jesse Vainikka, Dota 2, OG) - $6,470,000
- Ana (Anathan Pham, Dota 2, OG) - $6,000,411
- Ceb (Sébastien Debs, Dota 2, OG) - $5,489,233
- Topson (Topias Taavitsainen, Dota 2, OG) - $5,414,446
- KuroKy (Kuro Takhasomi, Dota 2, Nigma) - $5,128,788
- Miracle- (Amer Al-Barkawi, Dota 2, Nigma) - $4,692,418
- MinD ContRoL (Ivan Ivanov, Dota 2, Nigma) - $4,483,493
- GH (Maroun Merhej, Dota 2, Nigma) - $4,086,426
- SumaiL (Sumail Hassan, Dota 2, Quincy Crew) - $3,591,225
10 best players in 2019 got $25,295,614 at tournaments
- JerAx (Jesse Vainikka) – $3,163,536
- Ceb (Sébastien Debs) – $3,163,536
- Topson (Topias Taavitsainen) – $3,163,536
- N0tail (Johan Sundstein) – $3,163,536
- Ana (Anathan Pham) – $3,163,536
- Bugha (Kyle Giersdorf) – $3,061,716
- Psalm (Harrison Chang) - $1,819,300
- Aqua (David Wang) - $1,790,036
- Nyhrox (Emil Bergquist Pedersen) - $1,509,516
- EpikWhale (Shane Cotton) - $1,297,366