The Highest Paid CSGO Players in the World
Counter-Strike doesn’t just pay out for those people betting on the games – the best players in the world can see some very rewarding wins as well. Here we are looking at the highest paid CSGO players across the globe, considering only the money earned from professional eSports tournaments.
A Big Money Spinner
Because of its growing popularity around the world, CSGO is now one of the games that have the largest number of eSports events and tournaments. Since it was first released, close to $70 million has been awarded to players over close to 4000 tournaments. What’s more, when looking at the earlier iterations of the game (including Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike 1.6) they have also paid out more than $15 million in tournament prizes between 2000 and 2013.
The CS:GO Major Championships
Each year, the best CSGO professional players in the world face off against each other in the CSGO Major Championships, which are Valve sponsored events that have a hefty prize pool of $1 million. As well as this, there are also Minor Championships with a prize of $50,000. These generally act as qualifiers for the Major event. There are four minors separated into regions – Americas, Europe, Asia and CIS.
Although the Majors prize pool doesn’t even come close to The International, which is the Valve Sponsored Dota 2 event), the most popular CS GO teams and players can add some additional income down to the tournament stickers that are always sold during the tournament.
Plenty of Prize Winning Opportunities
Because of its popularity, CSGO is the eSport that provides players with the most chances to those players that are aspiring to be professional down to the fact that there are now so many organisations that are involved.
All throughout the year, players can find literally hundreds of tournaments and events- all varying in prize money, from a couple of thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars that are held by eSports organisations and betting companies.
As well as LAN events, there are also lots of different online competitions and, of course, the professional leagues, like those that are hosted by ESEA and FACEIT. These payout prizes every week to players that belong in the different professional tiers. This means that players of all skill sets – from newcomers to veterans can not only improve their skills and gameplay but also start to build up a bit of an income from playing.
The CSGO Highest Paid Earner List
So, without any further ado, here are the highest paid CSGO eSports earners. Remember that we have only included money from eSports tournaments as the other sources of income, such as sponsorships, team wages and money earned from CSGO stickers can be difficult to tally up exactly and can be changeable.
|Nickname||Name||Country of Origin||Earnings|
|Dupreeh||Peter Rasmussen||Denmark||$1.772 million|
|Xyp9x||Andreas Hojsleth||Denmark||$1.771 million|
|dev1ce||Nicolai Reedtzt||Denmark||$1.737 million|
|Gla1ve||Lukas Rossander||Denmark||$1.602 million|
|Magisk||Emil Reif||Denmark||$1.366 million|
|Stewie2k||Jakey Yip||Denmark||$1.076 million|
|TACO||Epitacio de Melo||Brazil||$1.062 million|
|FalleN||Gabriel Toledo||Brazil||$1.059 million|
|fer||Fernando Alvarenga||Brazil||$1.053 million|
|coldzera||Marcelo David||Brazil||$1.002 million|
|nitr0||Nick Cannella||United States||$920,151|
|Twistzz||Russel Van Dulken||Canada||$824,776|
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