This information is an eye-opener of those who think online gaming is a waste of time and money that leads the players nowhere.
Believe it or not, the highest-earning gamer to date Notail – Johan Sundstein has pocketed $6.89 million in revenues from eSports alone. And, he is just 26-years of age. None of the top ten highest-earning gamers have celebrated their 30th birthday yet, and they all are multi-millionaires.
In the 10th position and youngest of them all, Sumail – Syed Sumail Hassan at the age of 20 has $3.50 mn in his bank account, just from his earnings from gaming.
The top three – Notail, JerAx, and ana – have all accumulated above $ 6 million in their career earnings.
InsideSport.co brings to its readers the top 10 earners form the world of gaming:
- Notail – Johan Sundstein : $ 6.89 mn
Notail – Johan Sundstein is the most successful eSports player ever.
The 26-year Dane is presently representing the most formidable team OG, which boasts of a majority of highest-earning eGamers on its ranks.
Johan was one of the youngest competitive Heroes of Newerth players in the world, where he played the solo mid role.
The highest-earning egamer ever, Johan is the first and only Danish player to win the International. This year, he became the first two-time TI-Winner, after winning two consecutive TIs, TI8 and TI9. He achieved this together with his teammates Ceb, ana, Topson, and JerAx on team OG.
He is the player with the highest tournament earnings in Dota 2 and esports, besides also having been the most decorated Dota 2 player with 4 Major and 2 International trophies won.
- JerAx – Jesse Vainikka : $ 6.47 mn
The 27-year old Finn has started his Dota 2 career in the Finnish team Rat in the dark as a support player. After playing with them for a month he was approached by SingSing, and JerAx joined his team QPAD Red Pandas as a trialist. It was a great testimony to his talent that a while later QPAD Red had announced him a full member of the team.
He presently plays for OG. JerAx has over 500 matches played on the hero and sports an impressive 75.5% win rate as listed on Dotabuff.
Possessed with a rare ability to touch his nose with tongue, JerAx this year became the first player ever to win two-time The International Premier winner with two consecutive titles. He accomplished the feat with OG teammates N0tail, Ceb, ana, and Topson on team OG.
- ana – Anathan Pham : $ 6.00 mn
This 20-year-old Australian is taking the gaming world by storm. Just out of his teens, Anathan Pham has already accumulated over $6 million in earnings from gaming. He is currently playing for OG.
The first Australian to have won a Valve-sponsored event, ana on August 25 this year became the first two time TI-Winner, with back to back triumphs at TIs, TI8 and TI9. He achieved this together with his teammates N0tail, Ceb, Topson, and JerAx.
Pham has won The International 2019 premier for the second successive year.
- Ceb – Sébastien Debs: $ 5.49
The 27-year-old French-Lebanese Dota player is currently playing for OG. He had started Dota 2 career with Team Shakira in 2011, they year when the team had performed remarkably to finish fourth in the Dreamhack Winter 2011.
A keen basketball player who also loves hip hop dancing, to date he is the first and only French player to win The International, having accomplished the feat at The International 2019 Premier.
On August 25th, 2019, he became the first two time TI-Winner, after winning two consecutive TIs, TI8 and TI9.
- Topson – Topias Taavitsainen: $ 5.41 mn
The 21-year-old from Finland is currently playing for OG. He has been the No. 1 in The International 2019 and in the No. 4 position in the Midas Mode 2 – Europe Major.
Playing Dota series since he was only eight, Topson On August 25 this year became the first two time TI-Winner, after winning two consecutive TIs, TI8 and TI9. He achieved this together with his teammates N0tail, Ceb, ana, and JerAx on team OG.
On the family front, he his eighth among 12 brother and sisters.
- KuroKy – Kurosh Salehi Takhasomi : $ 5.13 mn
The 27-year-old German has been playing Dota 2011-12 – since the early days of the game. His first public appearance in Dota 2 was The International 2011 along with the game’s debut at Gamescom.
KuroKy is the first player to reach 1,000 wins in his pro career.
He has been among the second place finishers in The International 2019 Premier event.
- Miracle – Amer al-Barkawi : $ 4.69 mn
The 22-year-old Jordanian Amer al-Barkawi, better known by his alias Miracle, is a professional Dota 2 player. He was a member of Team Liquid that won The International 2017, which had the largest esports prize pool of any tournament in history at the time.
Born to a Polish mother and Jordanian father, Amer holds dual citizenship. In The International 2019 Premier event, he has finished second.
Miracle is only the second player to win a TI and 2 Valve Majors as he won The Frankfurt and Manila Majors with OG and The International 2017 with Team Liquid, a record only matched by s4, Puppey and recently N0tail, JerAx and ana.
- MinD_ContRol – Ivan Borislavov : 4:48 mn
The 24-year-old Bulgarian Ivan Borislavov is placed eighth in the list of highest earning gamers in a span of five years, having started is professional career in 2014 with Vast Cast. The largest cash prize that MinD_ContRoL has been awarded from a single tournament was $2,172,536.60 from The International 2017 on August 12, 2017. He is the highest earning Bulgarian eGamer till date just little more than three years of actively playing Dota 2, MinD_ContRoL has achieved things that rarely any other player in the world was able to do in a much longer period of time.
In his only Premier event this year, he has finished second in The International 2019.
- GH – Maroun Merhej : $4.09 mn
The 24-year-old Lebanese GH, originally part of Wired Gaming, shot into fame after reaching over 9K MMR in the Dota 2 matchmaking leaderboards – at one point the highest MMR in Europe.
His first major pay check had come from his maiden The International for a giant’s share in $ 10 million prize purse. This year he has finished second in three Premier events – he International 2019; EPICENTER Major and MDL Disneyland® Paris Major.
- Sumail – Syed Sumail Hassan : $3.50 mn
The 20-year-old Syed Sumail Hassan has started playing Dota at the age of just seven. The Pakistan-born Dota 2 player now lives in Rosemont, Illinois as a resident of the USA. The 2015 Asian Dota 2 Championship winner with team Evil Geniuses has also been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest gamer to breach the $ 1 million mark in tournament prize money. The Time magazine in 2016 had named in the 30 Most Influential Teens