eSports players continuously increase every day. As of today, there are 300 million people globally who are interested in eSports. This is the reason why the industry and tournament prizes keep getting bigger, too.
Nowadays, there is a large number of online gamers around the world who use eSports to earn for living. Most of them came from the Millennial and Generation Y eras.
The biggest lucrative online multiplayer games in eSports are Dota and Dota 2. Based on research, these games have the most money nowadays. You can see tons of teenagers playing these online games with friends.
In this article, you will know the top online gamers who made big names in the eSports industry. You will also have a look at their life and eSports experience.
Who are the Greatest eSports Players?
Dota 2’s Top Players
- Johan “N0tail” Sundstein
N0tail, who was born on October 8, 1993, is the world’s greatest Dota 2 player. His alternates IDs are BDNa and BigDaddyN0tail.
Before becoming a Dota 2 player, he used to play Heroes of Newerth. He started joining tournaments last 2010 and earned $1,715.02.
During his Heroes of Newerth days, N0tail has earned a total of $8,151.61 ($426.22 came from online results, and $7,725.39 came from offline results) out of these free online games.
As of today, the greatest player has earned total prize money of $6,890,591.79 out of 109 tournaments.
- Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka
JerAx is a 27-year-old Dota 2 player who comes second in the world ranking and first in their country’s ranking. He has joined 64 tournaments and earned a total of $6,470,000.02.
JerAx started joining eSports tournaments last 2013, where he earned $200. He is 20 years old at that time.
Last 2019, he has earned a total of $3,163,536.20 ($1,000.00 came from online results and $3,162,536.20 from offline or LAN results)
JerAx has the highest earnings in Finland. Out of 64 tournaments, the largest prize that he received was $3,124,036.20 from The International 2019 that occurred last August 25, 2019.
Other powerful Dota 2 players are:
Anathan “ana” Pham
- Country’s Ranking: #1 (Australia)
- World Ranking: #3
Sébastien “Ceb” Debs
- Country’s Ranking: #1
- World Ranking: #4
Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen – Dota 2 Player
- Country’s Ranking: #2
- World Ranking: #5
Other Top ESports Players
Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez
- Game: League of Legends
- Earnings: $820,000 – $950,000 annually
- Game: Dota 2
- Earnings: $5,000,000
Johnathan “FATAL1TY” Wendel
- Game: Quake III Arena, Painkiller
- Earning: $454,919
The potential earnings from playing online games maybe big, but it doesn’t automatically mean it is for you too. It takes substantial skills, hard work, and dedication to succeed in this industry. Keep on playing and joining tournaments for experience and exposure; who knows you’ll be next, or even topping, our next list!