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!