Today’s topic : eSports players by 2019 earnings. eSports are a huge cash industry this days and you will stunned by the amounts esports players make.
Sitting barely $9,000 above his teammate, we have the captain of OG and one of the biggest names in the Dota 2 world, Johan “N0tail” Sundstein. The Danish Dota 2 superstar won his second TI9 title this season, which alone earned him $3.124 million. He also saw a lot of success with OG throughout 2018/19 DPC season, earning additional $31,500. N0tail started his career as a professional Dota 2 player in March 2012 and has since then accumulated a mouth-watering $6,890,591.79, making him the highest-paid esports player in history. Discover more info on https://www.onlineesports.com/news/industry/top-10-esports-players-by-tournament-winnings-in-2019.
The school’s Board of Trustees voted to allocate (initially) “$230,000 this academic year to purchase memberships for students to the N3rd Street Gamers network and provide them access to their gaming equipment free of charge.” Rowan University will kick off its esports initiative with a daylong tournament for students enrolled at Rowan University and its Rowan College partner schools on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. The university is expected to start recruiting for collegiate club teams early in the spring semester. In the meantime, interested student gamers may visit Rowan University Campus Recreation here for additional details about the esports program.
This fall, St. Thomas University (STU) plans to launch South Florida’s first school sanctioned esports team. The school is already a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), and according to CBS Miami, the team, which will be housed in a room above the basketball court, even falls under the athletic department where Director Laura Courtley-Todd thinks, “it’s a perfect fit.”
Sentinels made their way on the list solely due to Fortnite and Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf himself. At only 16-years of age, Bugha has become the Fortnite World Champion earlier in July, which earned him a staggering $3.000.000, making him one of many young esports millionaires. His achievement also won him the title of Esports PC Player of the Year and Esports PC Rookie Player of the Year at the Esports Awards ceremony which took place earlier in November. Seeing how Sentinels ended the year as one of the top 10 teams in prize winnings solely due to the performance of one of their players only goes to show how massive Fortnite and its competitive scene has become. Read more info on Top 10 eSports Teams 2019.
If there is one team that has dominated their own particular esports discipline over the last two years, it could well be G2 Esports Rainbow Six squad. This five-man team have won a host of titles and they continue with their incredible run of success by landing the top prize at last week’s Six Invitational 2019 at the Place Bell in Montreal, Canada. Competing for a prize pool of $2,000,000 alongside 15 other teams, G2 Esports were already installed as the hot favourites to win the tournament leading into the event. And unlike many favourites before them, they justified those lofty expectations by putting together a superb series of performances to take home the $800,000 first prize.
What are esports? Esports (or electronic sports) are professional, organized video games competitions. In other words, professional gamers play videogames against one another competitively, often for large sums of money and prestige. These tournaments can range from small local matches to filling out stadiums of thousands. According to Newszoo’s 2018 Global Esports Market Report, the esports industry is estimated to be worth nearly one billion dollars within the next year – that’s a year-on-year increase of a whopping 38%. In addition, Newszoo estimates that by 2019, 427 million people worldwide will be watching esports (via ESPN). Source: https://www.onlineesports.com/.