How much can you earn from playing video games? The eSports industry has been rapidly helping several gamers to get rich. In just a few years, the global eSport economy has grown by billions. As of 2019, there are almost 191 million eSport enthusiasts in various media channels, including Yahoo, YouTube Gaming, and Twitch. Some of the famous venues for the biggest eSports competitions are Staples Center in Los Angeles and Madison Square Garden in New York.
With an impressive growth rate, eSport continue to gain money from several brands, sponsors, and investors. Most of the video games with the highest prizes are League of Legends, Call of Duty, Dota, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. For that reason, more and more young people are getting interested in enhancing their gaming skills and pursuing a career in eSports. Currently, the majority of eSports enthusiasts are in their teens, twenties, and thirties. The percentage of eSports’ overall population is expected to grow in the next years.
In this article, you will have a closer look at the wealthiest eSport players in 2019. All of them have gained their fortune by playing the game they love. So, check the list below to know who they are.
Top 3 Richest eSports Players in 2019
- Jesse Vainikka (a.k.a. JerAx)
Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka is a professional Dota 2 player from the OG team. He is from Finland and decided to join the world of Dota 2 last 2013. His role as support made his team to set up those ganks and become one of the biggest teams in Dota 2. He became popular because of his signature hero, the Earth Spirit.
- Johan Sundstein (a.k.a. N0tail)
Johan “N0tail” Sundstein is a professional Dota 2 player from Denmark. He is the captain of the OG team. His alternate IDs are BigDaddy, BigDaddyN0tail, and BDN. Johan is the most awarded professional Dota 2 player since he has won two international and four major awards. Last August 25, 2019, he became the first two-time winner of The International (TI8 and TI9) along with his teammates.
- Anathan Pham (a.k.a. ana)
Anathan “ana” Pham is a professional Dotal two player from Australia who also came from the OG team. Last December 2015, he decided to move to Shanghai, where he competed with some of the biggest Chinese Dota 2 players.
Other rich eSports players are:
- Sebastian Debs (a.k.a. Ceb)
- Topias Taavitainen (a.k.a. Topson)