# Nickname Name Earnings
# Nickname Name Earnings
1 sdy Viktor Orudzhev $ 309090
2 EliGE Jonathan David Jablonowski $ 972049
3 NiKo Nikola Kovač $ 1299977
4 s1mple Aleksandr Kostyliev $ 1547141
5 Abed Abed Yusop $ 847412
6 B1T Valeriy Vakhovskiy $ 921675
7 Arteezy Artour Babaev $ 2557116
8 huNter- Nemanja Kovač $ 694590
9 Jame Dzhami Ali $ 604995
10 frozen David Čerňanský $ 408333
11 Magisk Emil Reif $ 1696792
12 Ace Marcus Hoelgaard Christensen $ 1431567
13 m0NESY Ilya Osipov $ 395674
14 NAF Keith Markovic $ 1031622
15 fame Petr Bolyshev $ 243050
16 FL1T Evgeny Lebedev $ 371229
17 jks Justin Savage $ 671319
18 Quinn Quinn Callahan $ 1240288
19 ZywOo Mathieu Herbaut $ 814548
20 ropz Robin Kool $ 989438
21 Spinx Lotan Giladi $ 400325
22 RAMZES666 Roman Kushnarev $ 2030949
23 mc Ivan Ivanov $ 4718269
24 Twistzz Russel Van Dulken $ 1164350
25 F1KU Maciej Miklas $ 106550
26 torzsi Ádám Torzsás $ 148672
27 FASHR Dion Derksen $ 227324
28 Sumail Syed Sumail Hassan $ 3944239
29 xertioN Dorian Berman $ 139261
30 KRIMZ Freddy Johansson $ 1075632
31 Timado Enzo Gianoli O'connor $ 421941
32 Bryle Jonathan Bryle Santos De Guia $ 369961
33 seoul Cho Gi-yeol $ 193303
34 watson Alimzhan Islambekov $ 79019
35 Kiyotaka Gleb Zyryanov $ 245800
36 stavn Martin Lund $ 558473
37 Moo David William Hull $ 878086
38 Nightfall Egor Grigorenko $ 764614
39 mezii William Merriman $ 242451
40 Qikert Alexey Golubev $ 600495
41 KSCERATO Kaike Silva Cerato $ 324880
42 YEKINDAR Mareks Gaļinskis $ 406182
43 DyrachYO Anton Shkredov $ 711023
44 33 Neta Shapira $ 2483958
45 Fly Tal Aizik $ 2744481
46 Yuragi Artem Golubiev $ 391738
47 YatoroGOD Illya Mulyarchuk $ 5085669
48 k0nfig Kristian Wienecke $ 516752
49 saffee Rafael Costa $ 238002
50 sjuush Rasmus Beck $ 615438


Date Event Prize Pool Game
2026-11-30 Major Winter 2026 $ 1250000 No Info
2026-06-08 Major Summer 2026 $ 1250000 No Info
2025-12-01 Major Winter 2025 $ 1250000 No Info
2025-06-09 Major Summer 2025 $ 1250000 No Info
2024-12-01 Major Winter 2024 $ 1250000 No Info
2024-11-22 ESL Challenger 59 $ 100000 No Info
2024-10-07 IEM 2024 Fall $ 250000 No Info
2024-10-04 ESL Atlanta 2024 $ 100000 No Info
2024-09-03 EPL S20 $ 750000 No Info
2024-08-07 IEM Cologne 2024 $ 1000000 No Info
2024-08-01 VALORANT Champions 2024 No Info No Info
2024-07-15 ECL S48 $ 240000 CS:GO
2024-06-14 ESL Challenger 57 $ 100000 No Info
2024-05-27 IEM Dallas 2024 $ 250000 No Info
2024-05-01 VCT 2024 Masters Shangai No Info No Info
2024-04-26 ESL Challenger 56 $ 100000 No Info
2024-04-23 EPL S19 $ 750000 No Info
2024-04-08 IEM China 2024 $ 250000 No Info
2024-03-17 PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 $ 1250000 No Info
2024-03-01 VCT 2024 Masters Madrid No Info No Info
2024-03-01 LEC 2024 Spring No Info No Info
2024-03-01 LCS 2024 Spring No Info No Info
2024-03-01 AL 2nd Division Spring 2024 No Info No Info
2024-02-15 ECL S47 $ 240000 CS:GO
2024-02-13 Six Invitational 2024 $ 3000000 No Info

Everything You Need to Know about eSports

ESports has been around for some time now, and it’s known as the battle between video game players. Usually, there will be a number of players participating in eSports, engaging in multiplayer video game fights, either in teams or as individual players. The matches take place between professional players most of the time. It was only later that the industry gained traction, though, when live streaming the competitions boosted the popularity even more.

The most popular eSports games that people can get into are Dota, Overwatch, StarCraft, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, and many others. In addition, there are a series of events surrounding each game, with competitions between players and big money prizes. An important thing that brings so much money to eSports tournaments is eSports gambling.

How ESports Were Born

ESports has its roots in the 1970s when Stanford University decided to host a game competition.  The game used was Spacewar, and a number of students have participated in the contest back in October 1972. The prize for the competition was a Rolling Stone subscription for a whole year. But after this, the eSports industry started to slowly evolve.

In 1980, Atari held the Space Invaders Championship, which was one of the largest video game events in the earlier times. Over 10,000 people have participated in the competition. This is what made competitive gaming a thing.

The Growth

Although it all started in the 1970s, when the best player was decided based on score, it wasn’t until 1991 when actual competitions between two gamers have gained popularity. Street Fighter II was actually relying on true competitions between two players who had to fight to decide who the best is out of the two.

As a result of the popularity of face-to-face confrontation games, the Evolution Championship Series has been established in 1996. But many other tournaments have taken place in the 1990s, such as the World Game Championships held by Blockbuster Video, or the Nintendo World Championships. And as internet connectivity was spreading and becoming more common in the 1990s, it had a positive effect on the eSports industry.

Once the 2000s started, electronic sports have been continuously evolving, with the number of people playing or watching the games increasing. Since there was a financial crisis in Asia in 1997, people without a job wanted something to do to pass the time, so they turned to video games. The Korean eSports Association was then established in 2000.

But there was an even bigger growth in popularity for eSports due to the fact that more people started watching professional eSport competitions and prizes have gotten bigger. This period saw a lot of new tournaments, such as the Intel Extreme Masters or Major League Gaming.

Popular eSports Games

With the rise of eSports, more and more games have gained more fans, either among professional gamers or non-professional ones. Many games have been loved over the years, but from the 2010s until now, there’s a list of games that continue to prosper. Nowadays, you hear people who play eSports talk about the same games. They are often League of Legends, Smite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, and many others.

Sport Classification

There’s a lot of confusion around whether eSports can be classified as sports or not. Many people think that electronic sports are deserving of the “sports” title, mostly due to the popularity and the timing, execution, and planning that it requires.

But there are also those who laugh at the thought of electronic sports being classified as sports. Sports require physical effort and special playing areas usually, something that professional eSports don’t possess, not even sports eSports. So, some consider video games a mind sport instead.

But despite this thing, eSports were considered a real sport starting from 2003, in China, because the government thought it’s essential in training the body. Today, people who are into eSports also qualify as professional gamers. Starting with 2019, playing eSports was considered an official profession. This is why many eSports fans have registered themselves as professional gamers.

Aside from China, other countries such as Turkey and Canada started giving player licenses or visas to professional players in the game industry.

ESports Tournaments

Tournaments are commonly held to entertain eSports fans and give eSports professional players something to look forward to. Basically, there are multiple stages in a tournament, with teams going against each other until they are eliminated and one of them wins. In general, these events are physical ones, with real live audiences. Officials or referees are also there in order to monitor players and prevent cheating.

Money is being generally offered at the end of the tournament. The big winner takes the biggest prize home, but some events are also offering smaller money prizes to teams situated in other places. Also, the tournament can either be the entire event, or just part of a bigger one, like in the Dreamhack situation.

Some popular eSports tournaments include the North American Major League Gaming, the Fortnite World Cup, and the Electronic Sports World Cup.

Popular Players and Teams

In all tournaments, people have the chance to see their favorite players and teams in action, showing their hard work and trying to win the big prize. There are various teams consisting of professionals that participate in eSport tournaments on various video games. Some famous teams are Natus Vincere, Fnatic, Cloud9, Evil Geniuses, Counter Logic Gaming, Mineski, and FazeClan.


One thing that helps the eSports industry a lot is gambling. As it’s possible to do live streaming of the tournaments, a lot of fans want to try their chance to win some money through betting. For those into e-Sports, eSports gambling is one of the most entertaining teams. Their cash is also supporting the teams and the tournaments, making the betting community a key piece for any eSport organization that wants to maintain the events.

Overall, eSports are a huge thing and can be expected to grow even more in the following years.