The Highest Paid Players in Esports History

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Over the last decade, the esports industry has experienced a tremendous amount of growth. Gone are the days in which pro-gamers scratched and clawed their way toward minuscule payouts and janky peripherals.

In the world of modern competitive gaming, players can earn thousands of dollars just by winning a single tournament. In 2019 alone, over $215 million was awarded to players across more than 4,600 tournaments. To put this level of growth in context, Esports Earnings reported that only $13.8 million was handed out in 2012.

Although many esports players don’t make enough money off tournaments to quit their day job or school for that matter there are some that make a comfortable living playing video games.

Click the blue button below to discover the top 10 highest paid players in esports history!