TOTAL PLAYER EARNINGS

# Nickname Name Earnings
# Nickname Name Earnings
1 N0tail Johan Sundstein $ 6926762
2 JerAx Jesse Vainikka $ 6456319
3 ana Anathan Pham $ 5993115
4 Ceb Sebastien Debs $ 5554468
5 Topson Topics Taavitsainen $ 5492272
6 KuroKy Kuro Salehi Takhasomi $ 5135630
7 Miracle- Amer Al-barqawi $ 4795634
8 MinD_ContRoL Ivan Borislavov $ 4592968
9 GH Maroun Merhej $ 4198973
10 MATUMBAMAN Lasse Urpalainen $ 3816378
11 Sumail Syed Sumail Hassan $ 3549343
12 UNiVeRsE Saahil Arora $ 2969399
13 ppd Peter Dager $ 2946348
14 Puppey Clement Ivanov $ 2609393
15 Fear Clinton Loomis $ 2508167
16 s4 Gustav Magnusson $ 2479463
17 Zai Ludwig Wåhlberg $ 2453411
18 Fly Tal Aizik $ 2408964
19 Ame Wang Chunyu $ 2363848
20 w33haa Aliwi Omar $ 2266206
21 Arteezy Artour Babaev $ 2207124
22 y` Zhang Yiping $ 2184496
23 Faith_bian Zhang Ruida $ 2178996
24 Cr1t Andreas Franck Nielsen $ 2014985
25 ice ice Li Peng $ 1989035
26 xiao8 Ning Zhang $ 1979514
27 blink Zhou Yang $ 1958147
28 Aventador Chu Zeyu $ 1956226
29 Aui_2000 Kurtis Daniel Ling $ 1950410
30 xNova Yap Jian Wei $ 1917702
31 Chalice Yang Shenyi $ 1894010
32 Solo Alexei Berezin $ 1824722
33 kpii Damien Chok $ 1810968
34 MidOne Yeik Zheng Nai $ 1797768
35 RAMZES666 Roman Kushnarev $ 1787549
36 9pasha Pavel Khvastunov $ 1728172
37 Hao Chen Zhihao $ 1713860
38 No[o]ne Vladimir Minenko $ 1637819
39 YapzOr Yazied Jaradat $ 1564947
40 Super Xie Junhao $ 1560672
41 ddc Leong Fat-meng $ 1493646
42 iceiceice Daryl Koh Pei Xiang $ 1492084
43 Fenrir Lu Chao $ 1477751
44 MiSeRy Rasmus Berth Filipsen $ 1474757
45 gla1ve Lukas Rossander $ 1460845
46 Sylar Liu Jiajun $ 1417348
47 Sccc Song Chun $ 1386307
48 RodjER Vladimir Nikogosyan $ 1359839
49 Yao Yao Zhengzheng $ 1355206
50 Mu Zhang Pan $ 1352905

RECENT TOURNAMENTS

Date Event Prize Pool Game
2022-10-01 World Championship 2022 $ 2000000 LoL
2022-08-15 The International 2022 $ 1600000 Dota 2
2022-05-01 ESEA Relegation Season 40 No Info CS:GO
2022-03-01 ESEA Main Season 40 No Info CS:GO
2022-03-01 ESEA Advanced Season 40 No Info CS:GO
2022-02-10 LAN Sweet LAN $ 250000 CS:GO
2022-02-02 ESEA Relegation Season 39 No Info CS:GO
2022-02-01 Claro Stars League 2022 Opening No Info LoL
2022-02-01 Liga de Honor Entel 2022 Opening No Info LoL
2022-02-01 ESEA Intermediate Season 40 No Info CS:GO
2022-01-01 ESEA Open Season 40 No Info CS:GO
2021-12-14 BLAST Premier World Final 2021 $ 1000000 CS:GO
2021-12-11 Esport Tour Pro Winter 2021 $ 5372 CS:GO
2021-12-02 Intel Extreme Masters Season XVI Winter $ 250000 CS:GO
2021-12-01 Funspark ULTI 2021 $ 300000 CS:GO
2021-12-01 ESEA Main Season 39 No Info CS:GO
2021-12-01 ESEA Intermediate Season 39 No Info CS:GO
2021-12-01 ESEA Advanced Season 39 No Info CS:GO
2021-12-01 Esportz Premier Series $ 18775 Valorant
2021-11-29 Funspark ULTI 2021 Playoffs #2 $ 75000 CS:GO
2021-11-29 VALORANT Champions 2021 No Info Valorant
2021-11-27 Brasileirão 2021 $ 71821 Rainbow Six
2021-11-26 DreamHack Open Winter 2021 $ 100000 CS:GO
2021-11-23 BLAST Premier Fall Finals 2021 $ 425000 CS:GO
2021-11-19 Masters Tour 2021 Undercity $ 250000 Hearthstone

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.

Gambling

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.