The Richest Esports Players Ever

The world of Esports has been ever-expanding over the past few years. It started out as a hobby and has now developed into an industry worth millions of dollars. With the expansion of the market, it opened up a betting market like no other. The industry has also brought new celebrities to the world of Esports. The top players in the industry have not only become famous but have earned millions from being the best in gaming. Let’s count down the richest Esports players out there.

10. At $3.5 Million - Lasse “Matumbaman” Urpalainen

Lasse “Matumbaman” Urpalainen – $3,8 Million- CasinoTop


He is better known as Matumbaman, holding the number 10 position is Lasse Urpalainen. The Finnish 25-year-old plays Dota 2. The other players on our list have also made their fortunes playing the same game. He plays for Team Secret and has amassed quite the fortune for himself. Urpalainen saw his biggest victory in 2017 at The International when he was part of Team Liquid and won a prize that was close to $11 million with $2.5 million being his share.

9. At $4.2 Million - Maroun “GH” Merhej

Maroun “GH” Merhej – $4,2 Million- CasinoTop

This Lebanese player is currently a part of Team Nigma. He is a professional Dota 2 player and plays support during tournaments. He also took a share of the prize in 2017 at The International as part of Team Liquid. He was also part of the team that won the Tier 1 China Dota 2 Supermajor.

8. At $4.6 Million - Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Ivanov

Ivan “MinD ContRoL” Ivanov – $4,6 Million- CasinoTop

This 25-year-old Dota 2 player from Bulgaria has been a professional player since 2014 and also currently plays for Team Nigma. He is commonly known as an offlaner and his heroes are named Beastmaster, Nature’s Prophet and Dark Seer. Ivanov was also part of the winning team at the China Dota 2 Supermajor and recently won his share of nearly $4.5 million at The International 2019.

7. At $4.8 Million - Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi

Amer Miracle Al-Barkawi – $4,8 Million- CasinoTop

He is 23 years old and has Polish-Jordanian heritage and also plays for Team Nigma. He has previously played for Team OG and Team Liquid has been ranked as the best player in the world. He won just shy of $1 million in The International in 2019 but in 2017 he won more than $2.4 million.

6. At $5.2 Million - Kuro “KuroKy” Takhasomi

Kuro KuroKy Takhasomi – $5,2 Million- CasinoTop

This 28-year old professional player has been playing since 2011 and is one of two players that has participated in every tournament of The International. He was part of the winning team in 2017, placed in 4th in 2018 and ended in 2nd in 2019. He has also won in tournaments such as ESL Frankfurt in 2015, EPICENTER 2017 and the China Dota 2 Supermajor.

5. At $5.4 Million - Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen

Topias Topson Taavitsainen – $5,4 Million- CasinoTop

Taavitsainen is 22 years old and plays for the team OG. He has been on the same team since 2018. Most of his winnings were won in 2018 and 2019. He has been playing Dota since the age of eight and won The International tournaments in 2018 and 2019 taking his share from the prize pool of $25 million.

4. At $5.5 Million - Sébastian “Ceb” Debs

Sébastian Ceb Debs – $5,5 Million- CasinoTop

He is 28 years old and hails from French-Lebanese heritage. Playing Dota 2, he became the only French player to ever win The International. As a part of the team OG he won the 2018 and 2019 tournaments and has placed highly in Tier 1 tournaments. His most famous placement and win were at DreamHack Summer 2012.

3. At $6 Million - Anathan “ana” Pham

Anathan ana Pham – $6 Million- CasinoTop

We’re getting close to the top now. This player is currently a part of OG as well and he is 21 years old. He was part of the winning team in 2018 and 2019 at The International. Other wins from Pham came at the Boston Major 2016 and the Kiev Major in 2017 walking away with his share of $1 million at each tournament.

2. At $6.5 Million - Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka

Jesse JerAx Vainikka – $6,5 Million- CasinoTop

Even though this player retired at the start of 2020, he has played with several of the winning teams in Esports. He won The international in 2018 and 2019, as a member of OG. Other notable wins were at the Boston Major 2016, EPICENTER 2016 and Kiev Major 2017.

1. At $6.9 Million - Johan “N0tail” Sundstein

Johan N0tail Sundstein – $6,9 Million- CasinoTop

Finally, reaching the top of the leaderboard. We finish our countdown with the player best known as “N0tail”. Acting captain of OG and is best known for using Meepo. As you know by now, he was part of the team that won The International tournament in 2018 and 2019. To add to his list of victories, he also won Majors at Kiev, Frankfurt, Manila and Boston. An impressive portfolio indeed.

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