It is no longer a secret that professional gamers can earn millions of dollars by pursuing a career in eSports. Did you know that the average salary of the greatest eSports players in 2019 is about $60,000 per month? If a professional gamer is really good, he can also earn extra perks like sponsorships and travel arrangements.
Even when older people do not consider eSports as a viable career, this industry has helped several young adults to become financially stable while playing their favorite video games in the cyberathlete league. Nowadays, more and more people are getting interested in entering and pursuing a career in eSports.
How Much Did Cyber Athletes Earn Last 2019?
Here’s a detailed look at a cyber athlete’s most significant sources of income last 2019.
- Regular Salaries
Not all professional gamers have a regular monthly salary. However, studies have shown that an average professional gamer earns between $1,000 up to $5,000 per month. The monthly salaries of professional gamers depend on different things. A player must maintain an excellent victory record to get a higher salary. The more tournaments that a pro gamer wins, the higher his salary will be. Nowadays, most professional players have brand ambassadors that sponsor their daily gaming needs, too.
A lot of companies offer sponsorships among professional gamers. Gaming products, computer accessories, energy drinks are the top products that several companies provide for big bucks. Therefore, players are required to use those products only, especially when they are in public. During the match, you can also notice gamers wearing jackets full of logos of well-known brands who sponsored them. Aside from products, these sponsors also give players cash bonuses that they can use for tournaments. They also provide free vacation and other supplies, too.
- Prize Money
Prize money is usually divided among the winning team members. It is one of the biggest sources of income among professional gamers. Last 2019, a prize pool for the Overwatch League have reached $5 million. Professional players are also offered health insurance, retirement, and housing plans.
Top eSports Players’ Earnings in 2019
- Johan Sunstein
Johan Sunstein, also known as N0tail, has earned almost $7 million last 2019. He has joined a total of 108 tournaments in “Defense of the Ancients 2” (commonly known as Dota 2)
- Jessa Vainikka
Jessa Vainikka, also known as JerAx, is a 27-year-old eSports pro gamer from Finland, who joined 64 tournaments and earned $6.47 million last 2019.
- Sebastien Debs
Sebastien Debs, also known as Ceb, has earned $5.5 million last year in joining The International.