Sports is defined by Google as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” As children, did you ever imagine that video games could become a sport? Did you dream about that? Well, wake up because that dream is a reality.
eSports is the vision many of us had in our youth. Games like League of Legends, Dota 2, and StarCraft II all have their professional leagues. Prizes are more valuable than McDonald’s toys, athe highest paid Dota 2 player has collected a total of $2,720,623.84 from 60 tournaments. That would equate to over $45,000 per match, almost the same as the US Average income.
The most popular eSport game is Dota 2, holds a plethora of yearly games. One of the tournaments, The International, is hosted by the game’s developer, Valve. Beginning in 2011, The International draws the world’s top Dota 2 players in a tournament against one another with a large prize pool. The International 2016 had a prize pool equating to $20 million.
eSports, like Football or Basketball, has its star players. Users like SumaiL, Fear, and UNiVeRSE, have each accumulated over $2 million each and compete in The International yearly.
We’ve decided to show you the Top 15 Richest eSports Gamers in the World. Through their total collected earnings, each of these players has earned over $1 million and most of them continue to play.