Esport is one of the most dynamically developing branches of sport. Its value has increased significantly in recent years. In 2018, the prizes pools of the five largest esports exceeded 100 million dollars and it will grow more every year. In the following ranking prepared by BusinessNES we present best paid esports with the biggest prizes for the winners.

 

THE BEST PAID ESPORTS:

 

#1 Dota 2 

  • 2018 first place maximum prize: $11,234,158 (for 5-person team, so it’s $2,246,831.60 per 1 person)
  • Total prize pool sum since first one championship until today: $131,073,305
  • BusinessNES Prize Rating: 294,22

 

#2 League of Legends

  • 2018 first place maximum prize: $2,418,750 (for 6-person team so it is $403,125.00 per 1 person)
  • Total prize pool sum since first one championship untill today: $68,029,908.14
  • BusinessNES Prize Rating: 27,4

 

#3 Fortnite

  • 2018 first place maximum prize: $510,000.00 (for 1 person)
  • Total prize pool sum since sirst one championship untill today: $34,779,246,81
  • BusinessNES Prize Rating: 17,73

 

#4 StarCraft II

  • 2018 first place maximum prize: $280,000.00 (for 1 person)
  • Total prize pool sum since first one championship untill today: $30,606,839.17
  • BusinessNES Prize Rating: 8,56

 

#5 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

  • 2018 First place maximum prize: $500,000.00 (for 5-person team so it is $100,000 per 1 person)
  • Total prize pool sum since first one championship untill today: $78,900,188.54
  • BusinessNES Prize Rating: 7,89

 

#6 Hearthstone

  • 2019 first place maximum prize: $250,000.00 (per 1 person)
  • Total prize pool sum since first one championship untill today: $17,403,648.07
  • BusinessNES Prize Rating: 4,35

 

#7 Overwatch

  • 2018 first place maximum prize: 1,000,000.00 (for 7-person team so it is $142,857.14 per person)
  • Total prize pool pum since first one championship untill today: $15,400,085.74
  • BusinessNES Prize Rating: 2,18

 

#8 Heroes of the Storm

  • 2018 first place maximum prize: $500,000.00 (for 5-person team so it is $100,000 per 1 person)
  • Total prize pool sum since first one championship untill today: $18,026,372.97
  • BusinessNES Prize Rating: 1,8

 

#9 PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

  • 2018 first place maximum prize: 430,000.00$ (for 4-person team so it is $107,500.00 per 1 person)
  • Total prize pool sum since first one championship untill today: $11,323,238.06
  • BusinessNES Prize Rating: 1,2

 

#10 Rainbow Six Siege

  • 2019 first place maximum prize: $800,000.00 (for 5-person team so it is $160,000.00 per 1 person)
  • Total prize pool sum since first one championship untill today: $5,704,311.11
  • BusinessNES Prize Rating: 0,912

 

#11 Halo 5: Guardians

  • 2019 first place maximum prize: $500,000.00 (for 4 person team so it is $125,000.00 per 1 person)
  • Total prize pool sum since first one championship untill today: $7,071,480.97
  • BusinessNES Prize Rating: 0,875

 

#12 Call of Duty: WWII

  • 2018 first place maximum prize: $600,000.00 (for 4-person team so it is $150,000.00 per 1 person)
  • Total prize pool sum since first one championship untill today: $4,547,751.83
  • BusinessNES Prize Rating: 0,681

 

 

The best earning Esport gamer is German player Kuro “KuroKy” Takhasomi. As of 2019, with a whopping total winnings of $4,235,426.95.

 

 

 

We took two factors into account. First one were the biggest rewards players have received, per player in 2018 or 2019. The second value was the sum of all previous prize pools in every esport counting from the very beginning of its activity. Detailed information about the prize pools of esports comes from https://www.esportsearnings.com/

2018 Pool Prize data: https://esportsobserver.com/10-biggest-prize-pools-2018/

 

 

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