A recreational pastime that became a professional sport in the 1990s was gaming. Many people nowadays watch tournaments live. The sector of eSports is quickly approaching $1 billion in revenue. People are also trying to go pro in esports. This has given the people the opportunity to make a proper career of themselves. What could be more exciting than making a living as a professional gamer. This has given that 93% of teenage boys and 83 % of teenage girls play video games on a regular basis. Here are the top 5 Richest E-Sports Players in the World of all time and how they have made there life and career out of it.
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1. Johan “N0tail” Sundstein – $6.9 Million
Johan Sundstein, a Dane better known to Dota 2 players as “N0tail,” comes in at number one on this list. He now serves as the captain of OG and is well known for his Meepo use. With four Major championships and two International championships, he is the most successful Dota 2 player ever. Sundstein has won Majors in Frankfurt, Manila, Boston, and Kiev in addition to his recent victory at two International events. His squad just finished second in the OMEGA League’s Europe Immortal Division. Over the course of his Dota 2 career, he has amassed prize money of $6.9 million.
2. Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka – $6.5 Million
The second-place finisher on this list is Jesse Vainikka, also known as “JerAx,” who is the third and last Finn to be mentioned. He started off playing Heroes of Newerth but eventually transitioned to Dota 2. OG and Team Liquid were two of the teams he has played with during his career. He retired in January 2020, though. Vainikka has achieved great success during his career, including victories at The International in 2018 and 2019. In addition, he took home victories at the EPICENTER, the Boston, and Kiev Majors in 2017. He was the first player to go to the final of four straight Major competitions.
3. Anathan “ana” Pham – $6 Million
Australian gamer Anathan Pham, often known as “ana,” takes home the third medal on this list of the wealthiest Esports athletes. The 21-year-old presently participates for OG as a carry or solo middle position, albeit he is not currently playing. When he played with Io, they won The International 2019 without losing a game. Since joining OG in June 2018, Pham has also won two championships at The International. Additionally, he took home a $1 million prize each time he won the Boston Major in 2016 and the Kiev Major in 2017.
He has amassed an amazing $6 million in lifetime winnings overall.
4. Sébastian “Ceb” Debs – $5.5 Million
Debs, also referred to as “Ceb,” is a Dota 2 player who is French and Lebanonese. The International has only ever been won by the 28-year-old French player. He now participates in OG’s roster as a coach or offlaner, frequently partnering with Magnus the Magnoceros, Bradwarden, or Aiushtha. Debs earned the most of her money while playing for OG, the first team to ever win back-to-back The International championships, and she won both in 2018 and 2019. Along with winning DreamHack Summer 2012, he has also performed well in several other Tier 1 competitions.
5. Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen – $5.4 Million
We now go on to the second of the three Finns on our list, who is presently playing for OG and has been a part of their squad since 2018. A stunning $5.4 million has been won by the Esports player throughout the course of his career, the majority of which came in 2018 and 2019. Since he started playing Dota when he was just eight years old, it’s no wonder he’s so skilled. He has a baby daughter, who is now 22 months old, as his first child. The first person on this list, Taavitsainen, did not take home the trophy at The International in 2017, but he did succeed in the tournaments in 2018 and 2019. He was able to split a prize pool of more than $25 million by winning both competitions.